For the fourth year in a row, I’m taking a crack at a complete seven round mock draft. Every pick, every team with an explanation to give at least some justification for it. Also taking an extra step this year, because this is how I define fun, by adding five UDFAs for each team.
These aren’t necessarily the top UDFAs in order, rather, a range from the best undrafted players to some more unknown players. It’s just to get to throw another 160 names into the conversation. You’ll find those, and a short summary of the group, at the end following the first 253 picks.
So take a long lunch break, buckle up, and hopefully, enjoy the read, even if you don’t agree with every single selection.
1. LA – Jared Goff/QB California: Pretty much the obvious pick at this point. Though he does not have an ideal build, the position isn’t a cookie cutter one. His ability to read defenses and recall information, while physically showing a ton of toughness, makes him the #1 pick.
2. PHI – Carson Wentz/QB North Dakota St: Number two picks don’t usually come this clear, either. But you don’t trade the farm for anything but a quarterback. Wentz really needs to sit for a season but his arm, athleticism, and attitude have the makings of a starter. The environment he’ll be in, and a strong coaching staff, gives him the best chance to thrive. The way it should be.
3. SD – Jalen Ramsey/CB Florida St: One of the real winners of the Browns/Eagles trade. They get the top player in this draft. Ramsey could replace Eric Weddle at SS but could just as easily play opposite Jason Verrett, giving them a talented, Mork and Mindy, duo.
4. DAL – Ezekiel Elliott/RB Ohio St: The first pick that offers a solid debate, but Dallas is well aware of their run game struggles without DeMarco Murray. DeForest Buckner is a close second here but conventional wisdom points to Elliott, the clear top back in this class.
5. JAC – Joey Bosa/DE Ohio St: Though the team added Malik Jackson and will be getting Dante Fowler Jr back, having a staple and rotation of pass rushers is critical. Bosa may not be a super-athlete but is refined and wins in multiple ways. Movable piece for Gus Bradley, too, if he wants to get creative.
6. BAL – Laremy Tunsil/OT Ole Miss: Ravens get a steal here, taking one of the best players in the draft. Eugene Monroe is still around but health hasn’t been on his side. Too difficult to pass up a potential franchise LT in Tunsil, who comes in at a much cheaper clip. That’s value.
7. SF – Darron Lee/ILB Ohio St: This might be a bit out there, but Lee is a sensational athlete and I can see Chip Kelly really buying into that. Slides in next to Bowman. There’s always a monkey wrench in the top ten.
8. CLE – Paxton Lynch/QB Memphis: In a come-to-life Draft Day scenario, Hue Jackson trades back and gets his guy. Lynch has the athleticism needed to make Jackson’s numerous RPOs work. He’s a smarter player than given credit for who shows proper ball placement and improved himself – and his team – year by year. Similar story in Cleveland. Also has hands so big they could throw the Space Shuttle.
9. TB – DeForest Buckner/DE Oregon: With William Gholston and Gerald McCoy, the Bucs would boast a big and talented DL. Buckner can play inside or out, and should siphon away a lot of snaps from Akeem Spence, who is in the last year of his deal.
10. NYG – Myles Jack/OLB UCLA: One of the top players in the draft, a knee injury of debated long-term health is what pushes him down. But the Giants have dealt with severe injuries to Victor Cruz, Larry Donnell, and Jason Pierre-Paul, while drafting Owamagbe Odighizuwa, who had hip issues. So they’re used to dealing and taking on these kinds of risks. The Giants’ LB core is a true weakness and Jack goes long way to solve that.
11. CHI – Ronnie Stanley/OT Notre Dame: Stanley and Bobby Massie would be a pretty pair of bookends for Adam Gase’s offense. Need to give Jay Cutler time to win vertically. Stanley is long, physical, with a strong punch and the ability to reposition his hands.
12. NO – William Jackson III/CB Houston: Part of me wanted to go with Josh Doctson here but I stayed a little more conventional with WJII, who leapfrogs Vernon Hargreaves for the second corner off the board. Jackson is a triangle numbers dream and though I worry about his impact against the run, but he’ll be a playmaker for a defense who finished last year with just nine interceptions.
13. MIA – Vernon Hargreaves III/CB Florida: Local boy staying local. The Dolphins have done a nice job creating a strong safety tandem in Reshad Jones and Isa Abdul-Quddus, and though they traded for Byron Maxwell, his play last season was anything but inspiring. Hargreaves may be tiny, but he has hops, is physical in the run game, and is a difference maker with the ball in the air.
14. OAK – Chris Jones/DT Mississippi St: Tough call between him and Rankins here but Jones might have more upside and is arguably the first real surprise of the night. Jones is just a one year starter but is teeming with upside and is flexible to play in Oakland’s hybrid front. Interior or the five and that’s why I put him over Rankins.
15. TEN – Corey Coleman/WR Baylor: My favorite receiver of this class, this is the start of a receiver heavy part of the draft. The Titans have gone to this well before with limited success but Coleman is a different body type than Dorial Green-Beckham or Justin Hunter, though I admit he shares some similar concerns. I think that Baylor offense led to a lack of focus and drops and don’t think Coleman has truly bad hands. Offensive coordinator Terry Robiskie understands the value of getting a top receiver. He has a receiver background and was in Atlanta when they sold everything for Julio Jones.
16. DET – LaQuon Treadwell/WR Ole Miss: I am more partial to Doctson, and either make sense, but Treadwell feels more likely to be the guy. Though the Lions signed Marvin Jones and have Golden Tate, like most offenses, they base out of 11 personnel, and lack that 3rd WR. Jones and Tate are capable of playing inside. Treadwell is mean, physical, and can win a ton of 50/50 balls from Matthew Stafford.
17. ATL – Sheldon Rankins/DT Louisville: Even after burning a pick on Vic Beasley in 2015, the Falcons still finished dead last in sacks with a putrid 19. Not much going on from the interior. Rankins will solve that and make Dan Quinn a happy guy.
18. IND – Shaq Lawson/OLB Clemson: This feels like the farthest Lawson could fall. And yes, I am appeasing you Colts fans by not giving you an offensive lineman. Lawson can replace the bust turned released Bjoern Werner and upgrade another ugly pass rush. If you can’t get after the QB in this league, your defense has no chance. Lawson is regarded as a high character guy who works his tail off. You go, Glen Coco.
19. BUF – Josh Doctson/WR TCU: The receiver run continues. Sammy Watkins is a weapon but the only one in the Bills’ passing game. Doctson is my #2 receiver in this class, with the ability to time his jumps and win most contested passes. Certainly helps masks a team’s receiver problems, and if you can get a couple of 40 yard gains a game, you have greatly increased your odds of winning.
20. NYJ – Noah Spence/OLB Eastern Kentucky: Pittsburgh is the absolute ceiling for Spence but it’s hard to imagine Spence getting pass a Jets’ team that is dead at outside linebacker. His ability to set the edge is questionable, and that’s partly why he gets pushed down, but he is a phenomenal athlete who can win the edge better than almost anyone in his class.
21. WSH – Leonard Floyd/OLB Georgia: I’m going to admit what we all hopefully should be saying. No clue where Floyd is going to end up. Some love him, some hate him, and rarely do I see a middle ground. Trent Murphy appears to be moving as a full-time defensive linemen, and Floyd can take his spot. He’s a remarkable athlete, and sorta falls in line with the Scot McCloughan selection of Preston Smith last year. Floyd is clearly a better athlete though.
22. HOU – Ryan Kelly/C Alabama: A first round candidate not many people are talking about, by the time this gets published, I bet you hear his name a lot more. The Texans lost Ben Jones to the Titans, opening up a huge void at the position.
23. MIN – Michael Thomas/WR Ohio St: Stefon Diggs was a pleasant surprise last year but that’s about all you can say for this receiver group. Taking Thomas over Fuller because of the similarities between Mike Wallace and Fuller. Thomas is big but laterally quick and wins in space. Much needed weapon for Teddy Bridgewater.
24. CIN – Andrew Billings/DT Baylor: Domata Peko is going into the last year of his deal and Pat Sims is a one-note spacer eater. Billings can certainly take on blocks, he’s as dense as they come, but offers enough as a pass rusher to stay on the field for all three downs. I’m a big fan of big guys who move well.
25. PIT – Karl Joseph/SS West Virginia: Really the only logical fit in my mind. Joseph’s impact may be subdued in Week One, but Robert Golden has proven capable of being a starter, at least for the short-term. Safety is an important position in Pittsburgh and they get a big-hitter.
26. SEA – Jack Conklin/OT Michigan St: I’m not crazy about Conklin, like you are, but listen to the people in-the-know, and they all put Conklin pretty high. I would go with Taylor Decker here, but the Seahawks have done some crazy things along the line. And they certainly need to boost that front five. Utter mess.
27. GB – Jarran Reed/NT Alabama: Didn’t feel like I had a clear direction, appropriate for the secretive Ted Thompson. Though Letroy Guion signed a long-term deal, his off the field issues resulted in little guaranteed money. Reed moves well, but is a one-note run stuffer, which hurts his value. He does have enough length to entertain the idea of having him play the five.
28. KC – A’Shawn Robinson/DT Alabama: Struggled to come up with a fit and these Bama players keep coming in bunches. Robinson is rated lowly by many on Twitter, and he tested poor athletically, but was apart of that stellar Crimson Tide defense. The Chiefs continue to add to their line with Allen Bailey and Dontari Poe already being studs.
29. ARI – Eli Apple/CB Ohio St: Many would argue there’s great value here. Not crazy about Apple, he is thin and will get beat up at the line and struggle in the run game, but you can’t have enough good corners. Apple could wind up starting in the Cardinals’ base packages.
30. CAR – Taylor Decker/OT Ohio St: Swear there’s no intention behind the back-to-back schools. But Mike Remmers struggle terribly in the Super Bowl, and Decker is capable of playing right tackle. Or he can replace Michael Oher on Cam Newton’s blindside. Either way, there’s a home.
31. DEN – Reggie Ragland/ILB Alabama: The Broncos lost Danny Trevathan and though I’m sure fans think there are some interesting names currently on the roster to replace him, it’s tough to pass Ragland up. He may not be a super athlete but he shows enough mobility to zone drop and stay out there on third down. He’s tough, fills the run extremely well, and offers a bit as a pass rusher off the edge.
32. CLE – Sean Davis/S Maryland: This may feel a little high for Davis but I stood next to one Browns’ scout at the Senior Bowl who couldn’t stop raving about this kid. He can play corner or safety and has some of the quickest feet in this class. Though the Browns’ secondary might have some name value, and Joe Haden dealt with a concussion last year, the secondary was the worst in the league.
33. TEN – Le’Raven Clark/OT Texas Tech: Could pick Jason Spriggs here, too, but I’ll go with probably the minority option. Clark has a long ways to go from TTU’s spread scheme, but as Clark himself has pointed out, it’s not like the Red Raiders threw the ball all day. DeAndre Washington ran for nearly 1500 yards and the blocking schemes varied from zone to dart. He’s long, light on his feet, and could be a Day One right tackle option opposite Taylor Lewan.
34. DAL – Shilique Calhoun/DE Michigan St: Makes way too much sense here. 42 game starter, two-time captain, and ultra productive. He’s a refined pass rusher who has a clean character history, a nice change of pace from the names who have occupied these roles in Jerry’s world. What a concept.
35. SD – Cody Whitehair/C Kansas St: Whitehair would fill a gaping need in San Diego, they’ve burned through so many centers over the last two seasons. But he has the versatility to play everywhere, something that will come in handy in the Chargers’ hard-luck injuries along the line continue to plague them. This one makes a ton of sense.
36. BAL – Jeremy Cash/ILB Duke: The team released Daryl Smith, leaving them a void at ILB I doubt Arthur Brown will ever be able to fill. Cash is labeled as a safety but played inside linebacker at Duke. The Ravens run a ton of different fronts, as exotic and varied as any defense, and a guy like Cash can fit in them all. He won’t thrive in space, why linebacker makes the most sense, but he’s tenacious and plays the run as hard as anyone.
37. SF – Kenny Clark/NT UCLA: Clark would’ve been ranked much higher ten years ago but with the emphasis on pass rush, he gets knocked. But the dude has a great anchor against the run and can collapse the A gap. Value in that, too. Ian Williams has some serious health concerns over his ankle.
38. JAC – Will Fuller/WR Notre Dame: This is probably Fuller’s floor, and listening to reports, there’s a strong chance he goes in the first. His rail-thin frame, lack of hops, and drop problems make me tend to disagree, but he can fly like so few in this class can. The positional need admittedly isn’t high for Jacksonville but Fuller’s value is strong and they don’t have a true burner.
39. TB – Mackensie Alexander/CB Clemson: Alexander has some of the quickest feet in the draft and though his attitude may border on arrogant, the position requires a certain level of swagger. He’s a hungry kid who loves getting better and you gotta respect that.
40. NYG – Derrick Henry/RB Alabama: Henry has drawn some Brandon Jacobs comparisons so it’s fitting for him to land here. The Giants had a running back sub-committee last year. Henry’s talents are hotly debated, I’m not crazy about players who need a good offensive line to create (every RB can thrive with that), but there’s no denying that when in the open field, Henry can make tons of big plays.
41. CHI – Kenneth Dixon/RB La Tech: Look out, we have a running back run. I’ll be here all week. Dixon has drawn comparisons to Matt Forte, a true dual-threat player. Very logical fit in the Windy City.
42. MIA – Vernon Butler/DT La Tech: Nice pairing next to Ndamukong Suh, Butler is someone who should pass up Earl Mitchell on the depth chart. Butler is a fantastic athlete but needs to improve his pad level. Has the flexibility to play end if the Dolphins flex between a 30 and 40 front.
43. TEN – Artie Burns/CB Miami (FL): Some think Burns can go in the first round, as high as 25th overall. So maybe this will be viewed as a “fall,” but Burns is a stiff player who needs to play in a zone-dominant scheme. But he finds the football well and can make plays for a team who hauled in just 11 interceptions a year ago.
44. OAK – Keanu Neal/SS Florida: Neal is a big hitter who has to be reeled in a bit. Lot of solid round two option safeties here but Neal will help replace Charles Woodson. Adds to a secondary which brought in Sean Smith of one of its prized free agents.
45. TEN – Josh Garnett/OG Stanford: I already hate Tennessee for having this many picks. My #1 true guard, Garnett can thrive on power and zone runs and has a near-flawless character. A true, selfless linemen who gets nasty on the field. Love it. Tennessee goes all-in on improving their line but with the picks they have, they have that type of luxury.
46. DET – Kendall Fuller/CB Virginia Tech: Fuller is physical and a solid tackler, though I’m worried his stiffness and microfracture surgery are really going to limit him. A move to safety may be in his best interest but for now, he stays at corner in Detroit.
47. NO – Vonn Bell/S Ohio St: Lot of solid round two safety options. Productive career in a tough conference. Jarius Byrd signed a mega-deal but has played just 17 games over the past two years. The Saints’ defense was among the worst in the league.
48. IND – Jason Spriggs/OT Indiana: Ok, now I’m going to give the Colts a lineman. This is probably pretty low for Spriggs and while I recognize he’s a heck of an athlete, there are a lot of technical problems for a 48 game starter. Still, the value is good here for Indy.
49. BUF – Kevin Dodd/OLB Clemson: The Bills are still in that hybrid front and if they asked Mario Williams to play with his hand up some of the time, they’ll do it again with Dodd, who is another tough player to project in round and scheme fit.
50. ATL – Justin Simmons/S Boston College: Simmons is a tremendous athlete with a good head on his shoulders. Has the ability to play corner or safety though safety makes the most sense for him and Atlanta. Continue to add to a horrid defense that needs all the help it can get.
51. NYJ – Connor Cook/QB Michigan St: Considered an offensive tackle here but quarterback is too difficult to pass up given the Jets’ current awful situation. Cook has talent and smarts but his character and leadership abilities have been raked over the coals. I don’t know what is fact or fiction. All I know is that he chose not to compete in the Senior Bowl and that was disappointing.
52. HOU – Kamalei Correa/OLB Boise St: Some excellent value for several of these teams are getting here in the mid-second. Not crazy about Correa, a decent athlete who can bend the edge but is not innately strong and didn’t test well, but he fits Houston well.
53. WSH – Germain Ifedi/OT Texas A&M: He’s one of the more divisive prospects in this year’s group. Long and an athlete, his footwork is a mess, but a classic case of the tools being there. At the least, he’ll push RT Morgan Moses and could wind up jumping him.
54. MIN – Robert Nkemdiche/DE Ole Miss: Suffers a similar fall to Randy Gregory, who went 60th last year. Nkemdiche is big on talent, but consistency and some very clear off the field issues are hard to overlook. Secondary was important here but I couldn’t find a match so I went with a top talent. Mike Zimmer will whip him into shape.
55. CIN – Braxton Miller/WR Ohio St: Miller gets to stay in Ohio. The Bengals lost Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones. The dart throw of Brandon LaFell doesn’t offset that. Miller has only one year at the position but his progress in such a short time and his ability to take coaching are working in his favor. High character and a strong personality.
56. SEA – Nick Martin/OG Notre Dame: Martin can play center or guard and the Seahawks have to continue to beef up its interior line. Russell Wilson can extend the play but had to pull a rabbit out of his hat far too often. Thought Martin did well at the Senior Bowl. Strong, tough dude like his brother.
57. GB – Su’a Cravens/ILB USC: Cravens could play safety, and there is a need for that in Green Bay, but for now, I slide him to inside linebacker, where the Packers’ struggled to find anyone who could carry routes downfield. This would open up the chance to give Clay Matthews more reps back at outside linebacker.
58. PIT – Javon Hargrave/NT South Carolina St: It’s unusual for a team who rarely invests in FCS talent to take one so early. But they have had legitimate interest in Hargrave and he dominated at every big-time event he was put in, be it the Shrine Game, Senior Bowl, or Combine. He is a plugger with sensational pass rusher ability and straight up dominated the MEAC. He’ll replace Steve McLendon while spelling Cam Heyward and Stephon Tuitt in subpackages.
59. KC – Darian Thompson/S Boise St: Though he tested horrendously, Thompson had a great career in Boise. 19 INTs and showed himself to be a well-rounded player who ideally, can play a lot of Robber and take away anything intermediate. Great pair next to Eric Berry. Bob Sutton is a happy man after the first two rounds.
60. NE – Charles Tapper/OLB Oklahoma: The last ones to the party, New England always marches to their own beat. Bill Belichick offers that Medusa gaze in a way that says he knows what he’s doing and even though it’s insane, you trust him anyway. Tapper had one of the best Combines of any player and his unique athleticism reminds me of the team using a second round pick on Jamie Collins, who isn’t the exact same player, but cut from a similar cloth.
61. NE – Kalan Reed/CB Southern Mississippi: Reed is one of the last players to get talked up but boy, has he. He’s productive, decent size, and some crazy hops, topped with a 41.5 inch vertical. Again, New England does their own thing, and a guy like Reed makes a ton of sense.
62. CAR – Jonathan Bullard/DT Florida: Probably the floor for Bullard but good value for the Panthers as they add another rotational piece behind Star Lotulelei and Kawaan Short.
63. DEN – Jihad Ward/DE Illinois: Jared Crick was signed to help replace Malik Jackson, and Crick is an underrated player overshadowed by J.J. Watt in Houston, but Ward’s upside is difficult to pass up. Statistically wasn’t pretty but he’s got size and potential to be a starter.
64. TEN – Hunter Henry/TE Arkansas: It only took until the third round for the first tight end to come off the board. Delanie Walker doesn’t get the love he deserves but he’s turning 32 before the season and entering the last year of his deal. Ton of value here.
65. CLE – Sterling Shepard/WR Oklahoma: The Browns have ignored the position for years and it’s finaly caught up to them, especially after Travis Benjamin gleefully bounced to San Diego. Shepard is a tough blocker and a dangerous threat in the open field. He isn’t taller than the players on the current roster but he’s a whole lot better.
66. SD – Christian Hackenberg/QB Penn St: Quarterbacks will go higher than this but because I don’t dare predict trades, they tend to fall. Philip Rivers is still around of course but perhaps for not that much longer. He’s been beat up so much behind that patchwork line. Hackenberg is a big project but Mike McCoy made Tim Tebow work and Ken Whisenhunt worked with Ben Roethlisberger when he was drafted. So the supporting cast exists.
67. DAL – Joe Schobert/OLB Wisconsin: Wisconsin boy heading South. Schobert plays with a ton of energy, was extremely productive, and I think he could play any off-ball linebacker spot in Dallas’ system. Jason Garrett coached him down at the Senior Bowl so there’s a strong familiarity.
68. SF – Christian Westerman/OG Arizona St: Westerman beefs up a 49ers’ interior line that doesn’t have much going for it. Brandon Thomas was an interesting pick out of Clemson but hasn’t played a snap in two seasons. This Sun Devil is a nasty run blocking guard who will knock you on your butt.
69. JAC – Jerrell Adams/TE South Carolina: This tight end group is a crapshoot so good luck guessing the order these ones go. Like the Schobert pick, Gus Bradley and company coached Adams in Mobile, where the tight end enjoyed a solid week. He’s big but shows an impressive burst for his size.
70. BAL – Paul Perkins/RB UCLA: One of my favorite and most underrated backs in this class, though the Ravens have clawed onto every runner imaginable, Perkins would be one of the most talented. He’s shifty and is more than capable in pass protection. True successor to Justin Forsett, coming off injury.
71. NYG – Jalen Mills/S LSU: Listing Mills as a safety here though he mainly played corner in his final year at LSU. Quick to drive on the three step game, he can play either spot, but with the weakness at safety opposite Landon Collins, we’ll move him into the back end.
72. CHI – Jordan Jenkins/OLB Georgia: The Bears are still looking to shape their 3-4 and though there are some names here, Jenkins is a quality add in the third. He’s long, refined, and his NFL production should outmatch what he did in college. Timed well for his size.
73. MIA – Devonate Booker/RB Utah: The Dolphins can’t afford to leave Day Two without a running back. Booker didn’t get a lot of publicity playing on Saturday nights in Utah, but rushed for over 1200 yards and 11 touchdowns last year.
74. TB – Max Tuerk/OG USC: A chess piece for USC who is coming off a torn ACL, I’m imagining Tuerk to play left guard for Tampa Bay once that knee heals up. He is the most athletic interior player in this class and maybe one of the most in the past five seasons. Had it not been for the knee injury, he would’ve been a slam dunk to go in the second round.
75. OAK – Kenyan Drake/RB Alabama: Drake has a limited body of work, such is life when you’re second fiddle to a Heisman winner, but he’s a dynamic player and an excellent receiver. Latavis Murray has been hot and cold in Oakland. Drake has to become a better pass protector and play to his frame, however, in order for him to make a year one impact worth talking about.
76. TEN – Austin Johnson/DT Penn State: Running out of top needs here for the Titans. Johnson is probably one of the better players left on the board. The Titans run defense was average from a YPC standpoint, 4.2 per carry, and allowed 16 rushing touchdowns, sitting them in the bottom third of that category.
77. CLE – Emmanuel Ogbah/OLB Oklahoma St: Ogbah is all over the map in terms of where he goes, I could miss by 45 picks here, but he is stiff and didn’t play the way he timed. But the Browns need some outside linebackers, not getting enough out of Paul Kruger or the clear-as-day-bust Barkevious Mingo.
78. NO – Tyler Boyd/WR Pittsburgh: He had a productive career for the Panthers but his overall lack of athleticism really limits him. But he can be a strong possession receiver and compliments the big-play Brandin Cooks well. Replaces Marques Colston.
79. PHI – Landon Turner/OG North Carolina: The Eagles’ guard play was one of the worst in the league last year, blowing up their inside (no push) and outside (back had to take wider angles) runs. Turner is one of the better guards left. At 330 pounds, he’ll generate a push for a team that should be running inside more this year than under Chip Kelly.
80. BUF – Dak Prescott/QB Mississippi St: Doug Whaley hasn’t made it a secret the team is interesting in taking a quarterback. They’ve grabbed mobile types before be it E.J. Manuel or Tyrod Taylor. Prescott is more on the Taylor side and helped prop up a Bulldogs’ team that didn’t have a ton of talent in a tough SEC.
81. ATL – Maliek Collins/DT Nebraska: While this team already took Rankins in the first, the Falcons’ have really put an emphasis on their defensive line, and with the value presented, why not keep at it. If you’re going to dance with the devil, you might as well lead. That kind of logic. He struggles to two-gap and anchor but can blow up the interior when asked to penetrate.
82. IND – Bronson Kaufusi/DE BYU: Could definitely see him go higher than this so let me just get that out of the way. Like Atlanta, pass rush is a huge area of focus, and Kaufusi is a really interesting piece who can move about the Colts’ 3-4, though I see him playing primarily the five.
83. NYJ – Shon Coleman/OT Auburn: Passed up a tackle at my last pick but not doing so here. Though the Jets traded for Ryan Clady, there’s a hole at right tackle. Breno Giacomini’s grasp of that spot is very tenuous to the point where there was a (false) report he was cut earlier in the offseason. Coleman’s 35+ inch arms and 10+ inch hands are attractive.
84. WSH – T.J. Green/SS Clemson: Big on potential and carrying a 4.35 40, he’s a hitter, but incredibly raw in coverage and struggles to take proper angles to the football. Ideally, he doesn’t play on defense week one, but the depth chart may tell a different story.
85. HOU – Charone Peake/WR Clemson: DeAndre Hopkins is an all-star and Jaelen Strong is still being counted on after a quiet rookie year, but the more weapons, the better. Peake is a raw route runner who struggles to burst out of his cuts with correct depth but like so many receivers ahead of him, his triangle numbers are off the charts.
86. MIN – Tyvis Powell/S Ohio State: The Vikings did re-sign Andrew Sendejo but they admitted they weren’t done adding to the position. He was a two-year starter who put up big performances in the Buckeye’s biggest games.
87. CIN – Carl Nassib/DE Penn State: Nassib is incredibly raw, basically starting one year of football his past eight years, but burst onto the scene for Penn State in 2015. He’s an impressive athlete in space and is versatile. Fits the large man mold the Bengals have with guys like Carlos Dunlap, Michael Johnson, and Margus Hunt. Fills in for Wallace Gilberry.
88. GB – Leonte Carroo/WR Rutgers: Yes, Jordy Nelson will be back and healthy. But behind he and Randall Cobb, there are question marks, led behind Davante Adams’ disastrous play in 2015. Green Bay often takes a mid-round receiver so we’ll keep that trend going.
89. PIT – Jonathan Jones/CB Auburn: One of my bigger draft crushes this season. He may be small but has big hops, is physical, and had a great week at the Senior Bowl. Becomes the team’s #4 CB from the beginning and gives them depth to be comfortable about with a path to starting in one to two seasons.
90. SEA – Alex Collins/RB Arkansas: Thomas Rawls was a find for Pete Carroll and the gang last year but ended the year with a nasty ankle injury. With little behind him, it’s wise to pick up another back. Collins rushed for over 1500 yards and 20 touchdowns last season.
91. NE – Tyler Ervin/RB San Jose State: A player they’ve shown a ton of interest in, way back to informally sitting on the couch with him at the Senior Bowl, this feels like their guy. Tough runner inside despite his svelte frame who is a dynamic returner and all-around dynamo in the open field.
92. ARI – Adolphus Washington/DE Ohio State: Cory Redding was released a week ago and the Cardinals’ allowed 4.3 yards per carry last year. Washington can come in and play the five. He’s a 31 game starter with 13.5 sacks to his name.
93. CAR – Eric Murray/CB Minnesota: Though Murray plays with too much contact, he’s high on energy and athleticism. If a team like Carolina can get him to play with better technique, this pick could turn out to be right on the money, even if it feels on the high side. Replacement for Josh Norman, at least, as much as one can be for a top-3 corner.
94. DEN – Brandon Allen/QB Arkansas: Difficult spot for a team without a QB. Case to be made to take Prescott at the end of the second round. Allen is enough of an athlete to be used on boots and nakeds Gary Kubiak likes to use and has more accuracy than say, a Cardale Jones, who might have more potential, but isn’t as good of a scheme fit.
95. DET – Joshua Perry/OLB Ohio State: Kyle Van Noy hasn’t worked out for the Lions, playing just 80 snaps last year. Off ball linebacker and one of the many Buckeyes to go in the top three rounds. He’s started 37 career games.
96. NE – Hassan Ridgeway/DT Texas: Replaces Dominique Easley, whose knees couldn’t hold up in the NFL. Bit of a drop for Ridgeway but he’s tapped down in this deep interior class. As always, the Patriots find some value.
97. SEA – Kevin Byard/S Middle Tennessee State: Our second non-Combine invite here. Byard had a great game against Alabama, putting him on the map, and though there may be questions about his speed, he did track down Kenyan Drake from behind in that game. He tracks and high points the football very well.
98. DEN – Keyaris Garrett/WR Tulsa: Has garnered some poor man Martavis Bryant comparisons. Though there may be a glimmer of hope for Cody Latimer, his production in two years has been nearly nill.
99. CLE – Jerald Hawkins/OT LSU: The Browns let Mitchell Schwartz go to the Kansas City Chiefs in free agency, leaving a void at right tackle. Hawkins is a 37 game starter with experience at both starts, though more have come on the right.
100. CLE – Xavien Howard/CB Baylor: A guy I’m not high on, he struggles to track the ball vertically and didn’t test well. But the value is pretty decent for the Browns, who need all the secondary improvement they can get.
101. DAL – Cardale Jones/QB Ohio State: Jones is a massive project, and knowing how the league works, this is probably lower than where he’ll end up. Despite boasting a massive arm, Jones is incredibly raw in so many ways. Sitting behind a hopefully healthy Tony Romo is key and for a guy like Jones, he needs two years to get as many reps in a low-pressure environment as possible. The payoff here, however, is pretty sizeable.
102. SD – Nick Vannett/TE Ohio State: Antonio Gates has been re-signed but LaDarius Green went to Pittsburgh. Position they have to get younger at. Vannett didn’t have to catch the ball a lot at Ohio State, but he showed natural hands at the Combine. Size and blocking ability are pluses.
103. JAC – K.J. Dillon/S West Virginia: I thought James Sample played well but it was in limited action. Dillon had a solid senior season for WVU, picking off two passes. Not getting the love he should.
104. BAL – Kyler Fackrell/OLB Utah State: Fackrell tested well but he’ll need to be more productive at the NFL level. Didn’t have a season with more than five sacks. Terrell Suggs will be back next year but his effectiveness is unknown, and the team let go of Courtney Upshaw.
105. SF – C.J. Prosise/RB Notre Dame: The former receiver turned running back had a great year for the fighting Irish. The 49ers saw what happened to their running game when they lost Carlos Hyde last year, who flamed out as quickly as he began the 2015 season.
106. CHI – Maurice Canady/CB Virginia: Big corner who will come up and support the run, though he’s a little stiff and his long speed didn’t match his 4.49 at the Combine. But someone who can come in and contribute on special teams right away, at the very least. The Bears allowed 31 touchdown passes last season, tied for fifth most in the league.
107. MIA – Nick Vigil/OLB Utah State: Keeping this one in the family. His older brother Zach plays for the Dolphins and Nick joins him. Though the team traded for Kiko Alonso, his play last year wasn’t special. Vigil showed to be an above average athlete and often in the opposing team’s backfield. 29.5 TFL over the past two years.
108. TB – Malcolm Mitchell/WR Georgia: Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson are strong and though guys like Adam Humphries and Donteea Dye have flashed, we saw that passing attack struggle with the injuries to the top two last year. Mitchell has his own injury history but he’s big, strong, and athletic.
109. NYG – Vadal Alexander/OG LSU: Not crazy about him, he’s stiff and most certainly a guard at the next level, but the Giants have a need at right guard and Alexander is certainly a big body who can win the line of scrimmage. He’s gotta go somewhere.
110. LA – Kenny Lawler/WR California: What better present to give your franchise QB than a receiver to be his teammate? That’s what Jared Goff gets with Lawler, who led the Golden Bears with 52 receptions and 13 touchdowns a year ago.
111. DET – Joe Haeg/OT North Dakota State: Haeg played a lot of left tackle in college but could flip on over to the right side in Detroit. Lions fairly commonly draft FCS players and the 4th round is when they start looking at them.
112. NO – Jordan Howard/RB Indiana: Value that is too good to pass up here. Howard has some injury concerns but averaged a crazy 6.2 yards per carry in nine games with the Hoosiers a year ago. He won’t hit that number in the NFL but the Saints averaged only 3.8 yards a pop in 2015.
113. LA – Matt Judon/DE Grand Valley State: Though the Rams had 41 sacks last year, after the aging and ineffective Chris Long was cut, there is a need to inject some new blood into it defensive end rotation. Judon is “rising” up boards, whatever that means, but Judon rocked Division II with 20 sacks last season. Woah.
114. OAK – Deion Jones/OLB LSU: Jones slips a bit here, the one year of starting experience hurts him a bit. But he’s a crazy athlete with some clear Telvin Smith comparisons. Malcolm Smith is in the last year of his contract.
115. ATL – Stephen Anderson/TE California: Need to flip to the offensive side after spending the first three picks on defense. Though the Falcons don’t get the tight end involved in their offense much, Anderson’s ability as a vertical threat could sway them.
116. IND – Jonathan Williams/RB Arkansas: The other Razorback runner off the board. Williams is big on talent but missed all of last year with a foot injury. He was able to go through some non-contact work at the Senior Bowl and I imagine he’ll be ready for Week One. Frank Gore is an old man.
117. BUF – Tavon Young/CB Temple: Young isn’t much to look at but he’s incredibly quick-twitch and a great leaper. He has to be less vulnerable to double moves but he’s a quality add to the Bills’ secondary that doesn’t have a ton of depth at corner.
118. NYJ – Adam Gotsis/DE Georgia Tech: He’s coming off a late-season knee injury that hurt his stock, and not having times on a player always makes the evaluation difficult. But he had a strong career with the Yellow Jackets prior to it and with the Muhammad Wilkerson mess, the depth is needed.
119. HOU – Deon Bush/S Miami (FL): Bush is a huge hitter and better in coverage than people give him credit for, though his angles need cleaned up. The Texans don’t have a lot going on for them at safety. Even taking one in the fourth seems a little late.
120. WSH – Jaylon Smith/ILB Notre Dame: High-risk, high-reward pick for McCloughan who is the kind of GM who will pull that move off. A consensus top five talent before his devastating knee injury, it’s really hard to figure out where he’s going to go. This is my guess at it.
121. MIN – Parker Ehinger/OG Cincinnati: Ehinger was a left tackle for the Bearcats but could kick inside at the next level. He’s 6’6, 310 pounds which fits well with the massive tackles the Vikings prefer to collect: Phil Loadhoalt and Andre Smith.
122. CIN – Nick Kwiatkoski/OLB West Virginia: Kwiatkoski is a thumper but an above average athlete who does a nice job getting to his spot in zone drops. The team did bring in Karlos Dansby but that’s a short-term option. For now, he’ll cut his teeth on special teams.
123. PIT – Yannick Ngakoue/OLB Maryland: Ngakoue is a decent athlete who racked up 13.5 sacks last year with the Terps. The long-term outlook at the position doesn’t offer much beyond Bud Dupree.
124. SEA – Dean Lowry/DT Northwestern: Though many profile him as a five tech, his stubby, 31 inch arms hurt that possibility. So he kicks inside for Seattle and goes to work as a strong pass rusher, giving the team interior depth.
125. GB – Joe Thuney/OG North Carolina State: Versatile and nasty, Thuney had a great combine workout. The Packers like those versatile options. So even though he doesn’t have a clear path to immediate playing time, a single injury could change that.
126. KC – Chris Moore/WR Cincinnati: Moore is another one of my favorites. His 40 time was merely average but he is a true vertical threat with the ability to separate at the top of his route. Like his hands and body control and I can see him making a serious Year One impact.
127. CHI – Austin Hooper/TE Stanford: Nice value pick here. Weak tight end class but Hooper was a reliable target for Kevin Hogan. After the Martellus Bennett trade, there isn’t a ton to work with, though Zach Miller made some positive plays.
128. ARI – Connor McGovern/C Missouri: He played left tackle for the Tigers but is going to kick inside at the next level. The Cardinals lost Ted Larsen so McGovern will add depth to the interior with the ability to play outside if absolutely needed.
129. CAR – DeAndre Houston-Carson/S William & Mary: The Panthers don’t take a ton of players from this level but enough to show a track record to justify it. He was moved to safety last season and had some predictable struggles, but he’s a big hitter with an even bigger personality. His special teams value is immense and will give them their version of Justin Bethel.
130. BAL – Issac Seumalo/OG Oregon State: He’s a little undersized but a super nasty run blocker with versatility to play up and down the line. The Ravens are fairly set along the starting lineup but depth is razor thin.
131. GB – Zack Sanchez/CB Oklahoma: Sanchez is on the shorter and lighter side but is a ballhawk, picking off 7 passes in 2015. The Packers depth is on the thinner side. Sanchez is underrated and I could see him go higher than where I’ve slotted him.
132. BAL – Deiondre’ Hall/S Northern Iowa: This pick makes sense of a ton of levels. Hall can play corner or safety, moved to the back end after injuries hit UNI’s defense in 2015. The Ravens like to move their players around, a guy like Lardarus Webb seeing time at both spots last year. Ozzie Newsome drafts small school players at a high clip, accounting for nearly 20% of his picks since 2007. Hall ran poorly but I admire his effort and he has an absurd amount of length.
133. SF – Cody Kessler/QB USC: The 49ers didn’t do much to resolve their quarterback issues here, though they still currently have Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert. Not ideal options but options. Kessler may be a reach but he has some mobility and is generally accurate with good decision making, all important traits to Chip Kelly.
134. BAL – Rashard Higgins/WR Colorado State: Higgins is just an average athlete but uses his hands well to create separation at the top of his stem. Good add for Baltimore should they go through another year of injury. Could start contributing next year.
135. DAL – KeiVarare Russell/CB Notre Dame: A broken leg limited his exposure last season. But showed talent prior and guys like Mike Mayock are high on him. Good enough for me.
136. DEN – Caleb Benenoch/OT UCLA: He’s a project, blessed with all the physical tools but technically a wreck, needing to get better extension and play to his frame, he’s light on his feet and a punishing run blocker. Don’t start him year one but there is a chance this pick could be a steal. Guard/tackle experience.
137. GB – Stephen Weatherly/OLB Vanderbilt: He’s a big dude, listed at 267 at the Combine, and has played end and linebacker with the Commoders. The Packers have always gone after those beefy edge guys, be it Nick Perry or Julius Peppers.
138. CLE – Mike Thomas/WR Southern Mississippi: The Browns have enough sub six foot receivers on the roster. So Thomas will enter with his 6’1+ frame and 36 inch hops. Has a knack for making some unbelievable grabs.
139. BUF – Roberto Aguayo/K Florida St: Aguayo has a chance to go even higher than this, though finding a fit is a little difficult. Dan Carpenter connected on 85% of his field goals but missed six extra points last year. Aguayo is one of the best kicking prospects to come out in a long time.
140. TEN – Kentrell Brothers/ILB Missouri: Brothers is undersized and lacks athleticism but he led the NCAA with 152 tackles last season. He and Sean Spence will create quality depth inside.
141. CLE – D.J. Reader/NT Clemson: Reader is a big plugger in the middle but drug concerns push him down the board. I could see him drop lower than this. The Browns gave up 4.5 yards per carry last week as Danny Shelton underwhelmed in his rookie campaign.
142. SF – Will Redmond/CB Mississippi St: Redmond falls this far due to knee injuries, but this team has taken on injury risks before (Thomas, Lattimore, Smelter). High upside pick and the secondary is one area the team hasn’t addressed.
143. OAK – Kyle Murphy/OT Stanford: Murphy struggled at the Senior Bowl but the weakest spot of an otherwise extremely talented offensive line is right tackle. Murphy won’t start Year One but adds depth, especially given Menelik Watson’s inability to stay healthy. He’s your typical tough Stanford type.
144. DEN – Miles Killebrew/ILB Southern Utah: David Bruton is in Washington, leaving a void for some of the sub-package football the Broncos liked to do. Killebrew is a natural fit for that role and though I graded him lower, he could wind up going even higher than 144.
145. SF – Moritz Wilhelm Boehringer/WR Schwäbisch Hall: This German kid has the physical and athletic tools with the name of a 15th century composer. He’s a giant projection but is one of the most polarizing players of this entire draft…and we barely know anything about him. What a time to be alive. For what it’s worth, 49ers’ receivers coach Bob Bicknell spent a ton of time coaching in NFL Europe, including several years with Berlin. So that’s gotta be a bonus and ease the transition.
146. JAC – LeShaun Sims/CB Southern Utah: SUU kids nearly going back-to-back. Jacksonville takes a higher percentage of FCS and below kids than anyone else in the league. He put up solid numbers at the Combine. 37 inch vert and 10’0” in the broad.
147. MIA – Sheldon Day/DT Notre Dame: Day would be a strong rotational piece to add to the pass rush as the Dolphins double dip on the defensive interior. He’s squatty but athletic with quick hands and a wide array of pass rush moves.
148. TB – Dan Vitale/FB Northwestern: Vitale may be listed as a fullback but he certainly isn’t the old-school type. He’s a top-level athlete and reminds me of Brian Leonard, who spent the 2013 season with Tampa.
149. NYG – Matt Ioannidis/DT Temple: Ioannidis looked like your average try-hard plugger on tape but he showed a really impressive first step and hand use at the Senior Bowls, opening up my eyes. The Giants have poured a ton into their defensive line and do so again here, giving them solid interior depth.
150. CHI – Jatavis Brown/ILB Akron: This might be a tad low for Brown. Though some have envisioned him as a safety or hybrid type, he excelled as a true linebacker. Excellent athlete and killed it at the NFLPA Game. Solid pick to be their #3 ILB.
151. DET – DeAndre Washington/RB Texas Tech: Theo Riddick has been a huge part of the Lions’ underneath passing attack and though he’s just 24, he is going into the last year of his contract. Washington is good protection against. Can catch and pass protect and reminds me a lot of Bilal Powell.
152. NO – Denver Kirkland/OG Arkansas: Kirkland is a wide load at 335 pounds. We’ve spent a lot of time focusing on the skill positions and now, we have to look at the interior line. He has a ton of experience and against quality, SEC competition.
153. PHI – Romeo Okwara/DE Notre Dame: Not known to a lot of people and barely to myself, he’s only 20, and put up solid numbers for the Fighting Irish. Long-term source of pass rush.
154. OAK – Kolby Listenbee/WR TCU: In a move that would make Al Davis beam, the Raiders take a really, really fast guy. Listenbee still ran in the 4.3’s despite being injured and is certainly one of the fastest players in this year’s class.
155. IND – D.J. White/CB Georgia Tech: Basic rule of them is that if you haven’t taken a corner or a safety, you will by now. White timed well and sticks his nose in against the run. He has 5 career forced fumbles.
156. BUF – Evan Boehm/C Missouri: The Bills have a pretty decent interior line though like many teams, depth can always be improved. Boehm is experienced and was a captain for the Tigers. Value lines up here, too.
157. DEN – David Morgan/TE UTSA: This is considered early, no doubt, but I can see the Broncos falling for a sure-thing blocker with good hands. The ceiling isn’t high but he’ll definitely stick on the roster for several seasons. Niche isn’t a terrible thing.
158. WSH – Daniel Lasco/RB California: Lasco dealt with a hip injury last year but dazzled at Indy. Alfred Morris is in Dallas and Matt Jones still has to show the ability to stay healthy…and hold onto the football.
159. HOU – Darius Latham/DE Indiana: The Texans lost Jared Crick and don’t have a ton of in-house options. Latham left school early after recording 10 TFL last season. He blocked two kicks last season.
160. MIN – Travis Feeney/OLB Washington: Feeney is a super athlete, jumping 40 inches in the vertical and 10’10” in the broad, though he’s skinny as a rail. Cue The Raconteurs reference. That speed can be a real asset on special teams. Don’t want to underestimate that.
161. CIN – Graham Glasgow/OG Michigan: He served as one of the tallest centers in the NCAA last year but profiles better as a guard. The Bengals drafted their tackles last season in Jake Fisher and Cedric Ogbuehi. Now they add some interior help.
162. KC – Willie Beavers/OG Western Michigan: Beavers’ stock is over the map. Struggled in Mobile though coaches kept moving him between guard and tackle. Think he works inside at the next level. Needs to be more consistent. Too many ugly plays.
163. GB – Keith Marshall/RB Georgia: In a relatively slow draft basically across the board, Marshall burned up the track with a 4.31 40. Also put up 25 reps, though his vert was surprisingly poor (30.5 inches). Eddie Lacy is about that Jenny Craig life and James Starks is still doing his thing, but Marshall makes for a logical – and interesting – #3 back.
164. PHI – Rees Odhiambo/OG Boise State: Load up on those guards, Philadelphia. His 2015 season ended with a broken ankle right before Halloween. He played left tackle for the Broncos but has to shake his injury history.
165. KC – Tyrone Holmes/OLB Montana: Holmes has generated a lot of buzz over the last two weeks after a rock-solid Pro Day. 4.59 40 and a 37 inch vertical. He rocked out on the score sheet too, 21 TFL and 18 sacks.
166. HOU – Cyrus Jones/CB Alabama: Jones may go higher than this and his return skills aren’t debatable but he struggles to find the ball vertically and is a drag down tackler. So he falls. Sometimes you’re the chute, sometimes the ladder.
167. ARI – Alex McCalister/OLB Florida: Fun flier pick for the Cardinals. Raw player but long with above average athleticism, capped by a 10’8” broad and 4.00 short shuttle marks at the Combine. Similar to Shaq Riddick, their 5th rounder from a year ago.
168. CAR – Anthony Brown/CB Purdue: Brown is undersized but definitely has some fan favorites in the draft community. Brandon Boykin signed just a one year deal. He picked off four passes in 2015.
169. DET – Clayton Fejedelm/S Illinois: Underrated prospect who came on strong last season. Killed his Pro Day with a solid 40, a 40.5 inch vert, and 10’1” broad. Whew. The Lions lost Isa Abdul-Quddus in the offseason.
170. ARI – Tom Hackett/P Utah: Aussie Aussie Aussie – that’s Hackett, who had a great career with the Utes and is the best punter in the class. Drew Butler had the Cardinals third-worst in average last year.
171. SEA – Rashard Robinson/CB LSU: Robinson has a checkered off the field history but he’s got height, speed, and length. Needs to add weight though. He’s got a Gumby body. But taking a 5th rounder corner has worked out well for the Seahawks before…
172. CLE – Scooby Wright III/ILB Arizona: The Browns have drafted players with some impressive measurable. Wright has none of that but he was always around the ball. Depth after releasing Karlos Dansby.
173. CLE – Ryan Smith/CB North Carolina Central: Smith has a ton of starting experience, balled out against Duke, and offers a ton in the return game, something the team needs after losing Travis Benjamin and never having a strong threat at KR last year. Raheem Mostert? Yuck. The Browns, on average, take a FCS kid with one of every ten picks. This is their 10th. Statistics win again.
174. SF – Dadi Nicolas/OLB Virginia Tech: I’m lower on Nicolas than this indicates. He’s a tremendous athlete and largely misused at VT but his mental mistakes and need to be coached so hard makes him a boom or bust prospect. The 49ers finished last year with only 28 sacks.
175. SD – Quinton Jefferson/DE Maryland: Jefferson is a little undersized with baby hands but he could work as a five tech. Chargers need depth here after losing Ricardo Matthews.
176. CLE – Henry Krieger-Coble/TE Iowa: This tight end class is weak and still, Krieger-Coble is overlooked. Wasn’t even a Combine invite. He isn’t a top-notch athlete, but was asked to block a ton at Iowa and gains separation at the top of his route with an impressive burst. Value is strong with this one as I run out of ideas for the Browns and their infinite number of draft picks.
177. LA – Kavon Frazier/S Central Michigan: The Rams took a big hit losing Rodney McLeod to the Eagles. Frazier racked up 104 tackles last year and murdered his Pro Day. 4.58 40, 40.5 vertical, 10’8” broad. That gets you noticed.
178. SF – DeAndre Elliott/CB Colorado State: Elliott is another guy whose timed numbers upped his stock. 41 inch vertical, 3.94 short shuttle, and a good enough 40 time. Productive and experienced at Colorado State. Redmond might not play in Year One for the 49ers so grabbing another corner is smart, at least to have another special teams body.
179. SD – Wendell Smallwood/RB West Virginia: As valuable as Danny Woodhead has been, he’s 31 and going into the last year of his deal. The Chargers didn’t get any explosive plays out of their run game and Smallwood’s 4.47 speed at 208 pounds can hopefully provide that.
180. MIN – Ronald Blair/DE Appalachian State: Blair got some buzz for a little while but his numbers across the board are ugly, led by a 7.95 three cone. He did tear up the Sun Belt last year with 19.5 TFL and 7.5 sacks.
181. JAC – Darrell Greene/OG San Diego State: Greene has a thick lower half, wide base, and moved well at the Combine. Underrated guard who I really think could make some noise.
182. BAL – Justin Zimmer/DT Ferris State: Pro Day numbers were right up there with anyone at the Combine. 4.91 at 302 pounds is pretty crazy. 26 TFL, 13 sacks, including 4.5 against Michigan Tech.
183. TB – Cory James/ILB Colorado State: Taking athletes, taking linebackers. 4.60 40, 35 inch vert, 10’7” broad at his Pro Day. Production did slip throughout his career, however.
184. NYG – Branden Jackson/DE Texas Tech: Bit of a tweener whose productivity was limited but he earns positive marks for length and character.
185. CHI – Joe Dahl/OG Washington State: Athletic guy who played left tackle at WSU but lack of size likely kicks him inside at the next level. Needs time to rep working out of a three point stance.
186. MIA – Cody Core/WR Ole Miss: Core will enter with his 6’2+ frame and impressive 40, 4.47. May be a reach but triangle numbers become even more attractive the later we delve into this thing. He averaged 17.4 yards per catch last year.
187. WSH – Nile Lawrence-Stample/NT Florida State: NT is an area of concern after losing Terence Knighton so I can see this team taking a NT higher. An Austin Johnson type, maybe. 36 tackles, 3.5 TFL, and 2.5 sacks last year. Reading box scores is one of my best traits.
188. PHI – Josh Ferguson/RB Illinois: Numbers were never gaudy but he averaged 5.5 yards per carry last season and has 168 career receptions, a real plus in this offense. More ammo after trading away DeMarco Murray.
189. DAL – Anthony Norris/TE Southern Utah: Put up some eye-catching numbers at his Pro Day. 39 inch vertical and 11 foot broad jump. Jason Witten may be an Iron Man but also about to turn 34 years old.
190. LA – Jack Allen/C Michigan State: Allen doesn’t look like much but is country strong and rocks the same attitude; he decided to go to practice than walk for his graduation. Grip strength and ability to anchor. He’ll be a tough guy to cut.
191. DET – Willie Henry/DT Michigan: Some pretty solid value here. Henry had a strong senior season, picking up 10 TFL and 6.5 sacks. Nearly cracked the five second barrier at the Combine at 303 pounds.
192. BUF – Thomas Durate/TE UCLA: Again, the tight end class could go in any direction. More receiver than tight end, he’ll be another option in the passing game. May sit on the practice squad for a year.
193. TEN – Ian Seau/OLB Nevada: One of the most productive and efficient pass rushers, according to Pro Football Focus. 18 TFL, 10 sacks last year. Forced five fumble for good measure.
194. OAK – Juston Burris/CB NC State: Timed well and a three year starter in the ACC. Above average size and basically profiles the same as David Amerson, from size, times, and obviously, school.
195. HOU – Kivon Cartwright/TE Colorado State: Solid career average of over 15 yards per catch. Pro Day numbers were average but in this class, that basically makes him Vernon Davis.
196. NE – Mitch Matthews/WR BYU: Exactly 100 picks later, the Patriots are back on the clock. Matthews is over 6’6 who jumped 38 inches at his Pro Day. Hope he has a better career than Aaron Dobson. Not a hard goal to achieve.
197. TB – Vincent Valentine/DT Nebraska: Big ugly, though he’s a project. The whole strength and conditioning staff have come from Nebraska, some working as recently as 2013. So they’re awfully familiar with him and his work ethic. If they are positive marks, this move makes a ton of sense.
198. SD – Roger Lewis/WR Bowling Green: Though his measurables are average, his play shows a much better athlete and his production was excellent. Chargers have their top 3 receivers but Lewis can slide into the back end of the group.
199. CIN – Jayron Kearse/S Clemson: Shawn Williams is definitely taking over for Reggie Nelson, but Kearse could ascend as high as a top backup his rookie year. The Bengals aren’t afraid to take some bigger safeties, finding success with George Illoka.
200. GB – Andy Janovich/FB Nebraska: Fullback madness. Janovich is more of the conventional type but could a replacement for John Kuhn. Janovich doesn’t work as well in the chant, sadly.
201. JAC – Avery Young/OT Auburn: Solid value here in the mid-6th. 36 game starter with versatility all over the line. Luke Joeckel has struggled and while Kelvin Beachum has a long-term option, it could turn out to be a one year deal.
202. DET – Pharoh Cooper/WR South Carolina: Cooper is just an average athlete but a scrappy dude with a return background. The value is strong here, too.
203. KC – Kevin Peterson/CB Oklahoma State: Peterson is a personal favorite of mine who isn’t big on speed but plays with excellent technique and held his own against Corey Coleman in 2015. Chiefs have some interesting prospects in Philip Gaines and Steven Nelson. Peterson can join that group.
204. NE – Aaron Wallace/OLB UCLA: He had a productive season with the Bruins, picking up 12 TFL and 7 sacks. 36 inch vert and a crazy 10’10” broad at his Pro Day. Could go higher.
205. ARI – Harlan Miller/CB SE Louisiana: One of the top players still left on the board, his stock takes a tumble due to his awful, skinny frame. But his work at the Senior Bowl was solid all week and matches his tape. Bruce Arians has killed it taking small schoolers, most recently including David Johnson and John Brown.
206. CHI – Kevin Hogan/QB Stanford: Hogan is an intelligent QB who isn’t afraid to make a difficult throw. But gunslinger mentality has to be reeled in and his release is funky, though looking at him at the Combine, he’s working on cleaning it up.
207. SF – Brandon Shell/OT South Carolina: Big mauler who can fit on the right side. Anthony Davis’ possible return hopefully fixes the problem but Shell can compete for a backup role.
208. NE – Sebastian Tretola/OG Arkansas: Lack of length really hurts him but he works well in a phone booth. Two year starter for the Razorbacks.
209. BAL – James Bradberry/CB Samford: Another small school kid but the Ravens frequently dip out of the FCS pool. Bradberry’s length is pretty absurd and he held his own at the Senior Bowl while earning a Combine invite. Lot of big-time exposure. Ravens have a history with small school DBs, including Lardarius Webb (Nicholls State) and the late Tray Walker (Southern).
210. DET – Mike Rose/DE NC State: Underrated rush end who picked up 15 TFL and 10.5 sacks last year for the Wolfpack. Pro Day numbers were solid. Projects as a sub-package rusher.
211. SF – Ricardo Louis/WR Auburn: Athletically tested as well as basically any receiver in this class. With him and Boeringer, if they can hit on either, it’s a big win.
212. DAL – Marquez North/WR Tennessee: Injuries limited him to just seven catches last year but like Louis, his triangle numbers are excellent. Really needs a redshirt year to make up for all the practice and game time missed last season.
213. SF – Glenn Gronkowski/FB Kansas St: Filing a grievance for the 49ers having too many draft picks. Gronkowski is probably a bit of a reach but he fits that H-Back role. Players who can wear a lot of hats have a better chance of making the roster. Also: Gronk.
214. NE – Ryan Malleck/TE Virginia Tech: Class is weak but Malleck is a decent athlete who had an overall positive Combine. But likely ends up on the practice squad year one.
215. SEA – Aaron Burbridge/WR Michigan St: He tested poorly and may struggle to separate the next level but he’s a physical player who gets off press. Worth taking the flier at this point in the draft.
216. DAL – Lawrence Thomas/DT Michigan St: DE/DT but he probably kicks inside at the next level. Our second Spartan to go to Dallas, he’s got a strong anchor versus the run but is a limited pass rusher. Jason Garrett and his staff coached him at Mobile.
217. DAL – Alex Lewis/OT Nebraska: Lewis moves well for his size and earned respect of his Cornhusker teammates, but his checkered off the field history, an assault conviction, drops him. Then again, maybe he really does fit in with Dallas.
218. BUF – Spencer Drango/OG Baylor: Very up-and-down player but he’s a powerful blocker who played left tackle for the Bears. Lot of pancakes up in his career though he’s certain to kick inside. Buffalo takes some pretty large linemen and Drango, at 6’5 315, certainly fits the bill.
219. DEN – Curt Maggitt/OLB Tennessee: Decent pass rusher who had some off the field problems. 15 TFL and 11 sacks in 2014. Broncos have had a good eye for finding edge rushers.
220. PIT – B.J. Goodson/ILB Clemson: Cut his teeth on special teams before breaking out a season ago, leading the Tigers with 104 tackles, including 14 for a loss. Steelers lost Sean Spence and Terence Garvin and though they added Steven Johnson, Goodson can help replace the valuable snaps lost on special teams.
221. NE – Theiren Cochran/OLB Minnesota: Doubling down on pass rushers. A three year starter with only average production, his Pro Day numbers and size (6’5 250) are intriguing. Not too far off from how Chandler Jones tested coming out.
222. TEN – Kelvin Taylor/RB Florida: Most people rate him higher than the early 7th round but his production was barely there and he didn’t time particularly great, either. The Titans’ backfield is a bit crowded and I could see Taylor spending the year on the practice squad.
223. CLE – Joel Heath/DE Michigan State: Long plugger who will get work at the five tech for Cleveland. Could make the team out of camp.
224. SD – Cleveland Wallace III/CB San Jose State: Tested very well at the Combine, showing a nice vertical. Three interceptions last season for the Spartans.
225. SEA – Jimmy Bean/DE Oklahoma State: Had a sack in five of his first seven games before suffering a season-ending torn ACL. Redshirt year but could be a rotational pass rusher starting Year Two.
226. JAC – Jacoby Brissett/QB NC State: Big, tough, and has a solid arm. But everything he does is slow and that’s a killer at the next level. Jaguars coached him in Mobile and they only have two quarterbacks locked into their 2016 roster. Brissett could slide in as that #3.
227. MIA – Ross Martin/K Duke: Slight dropoff in 2015 from the year before but still a solid season. Andrew Franks was just average a year ago.
228. DEN – Ken Crawley/CB Colorado: Rounding out the draft with a corner. Crawley has some interesting triangle numbers and stays in-state.
229. PIT – Trevor Davis/WR California: The first offensive player taken in this draft, which admittedly seems a little unlikely. Davis is a threat and space and a proven return man, giving the team a piece for 2017 on offense and to help fill a void on the kick return unit. Davis had one of the best combines of any receiver.
230. CHI – Ufomba Kamalu/DE Miami (FL): Only 11 career starts with scant production but another one who did well at the Combine. 35 inch arms make him an interesting project as a five tech.
231. MIA – Dominique Robertson/OT West Georgia: Robertson showed his strength in the weight room, putting up 30 reps at Indy despite 36 inch arms. The right side of the line has been shaky in Miami. Dolphins have taken 13 small school kids since 2007.
232. WSH – Jordan Payton/WR UCLA: Some pretty good value here. Payton was the #1 receiver on this Bruins’ team and has solid triangle numbers. 4.47 40, 34.5 inch vert, 10’1” broad. That’s the player you want to target in the 7th.
233. PHI – Antonio Glover/S Georgia Southern: Glover’s Pro Day numbers were rocking. 37 inch vertical, 10’7” broad, and a decent enough 4.64 40.
234. OAK – Anthony Fabiano/OG Harvard: Three year starter who has played left tackle and guard. Tested as a plus athlete at his Pro Day and was first team All-Ivy League in 2015.
235. NYJ – Tajae Sharpe/WR UMass: Has a reputation for baby hands but led the NCAA in catches with 111 last season. Possible #4 behind Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, and Devin Smith.
236. DET – Ben Braunecker/TE Harvard: Some Ivy League kids flying off the board. Pretty good value here for the Lions in this weak tight end class.
237. NO – David Onyemata/DT Manitoba: The first Candian to get drafted. Similar to the Saints taking Akiem Hicks, Onymeata goes, a guy who had a very impressive Pro Day workout north of the border.
238. ATL – Jakeem Grant/WR Texas Tech: The next Devin Hester? Grant is the most electric return man in this draft, his speed and lateral quickness at an elite level. Hester is 33 and in the last year of his deal. Heck, if I’m Atlanta, I might cut Hester in camp, saving me about $2.2 million.
239. IND – Darion Griswold/TE Arkansas State: Griswold was a late add to the Senior Bowl roster. Colts could take a TE higher here after losing Coby Fleener but I expect them to use more 11 personnel with Phillip Dorsett entering his second year.
240. MIN – Patrick Onwuasor/S Portland State: Possible hybrid player but had a fantastic Pro Day and picked off nine passes last season. Originally had committed to Arizona before legal issues dismissed him, though the charges were dropped. Underrated player.
241. NYJ – Riley Dixon/P Syracuse: There is no punter listed on the Jets roster. So that…could be an issue. Dixon averaged nearly 44 yards per attempt last year on a Syracuse team that did a lot of punting.
242. WSH – Trae Elston/S Ole Miss: Elston plays with a ton of energy, fills the alley well, and can be an asset in coverage, but his angle and ankle-nipping tackling hurts his stock.
243. NE – John Theus/OT Georgia: Theus is a limited athlete and he struggled in the Senior Bowl but four year starters in SEC competition are nothing to sneeze at.
244. MIN – LaQuan McGowan/TE Baylor: You know I was going to have him in my draft. 405 pounds of power, I want to see how the NFL reacts to him. I don’t know how it’ll turn out but it’ll be fun to watch. Chris Berman immediately gets the meat sweats announcing this pick on ESPN.
245. CIN – D.J. Hunter/S Marshall: Another safety to finish things out for the Bengals. At this point in the draft, teams are much more willing to take fliers on players who tested exceptionally well at their Pro Days. Meet Hunter, who blazed a 4.38, jumped 39.5 inches in the vert, and 10’10” in the broad. Exceptional.
246. PIT – Tra Carson/RB Texas A&M: Carson is on the bigger side (5’11, 227) but posted a 37 inch vertical. Rushed for over 1100 yards and caught 29 passes last season. Could push for #3 spot with Fitzgerald Toussaint.
247. SEA – Makinton Dorleant/CB Northern Iowa: Though overshadowed by Deiondre’ Hall, the buzz around him probably helped put Dorleant on some team’s radars. So did his 4.40 40, 39 inch vertical, and 10’3” broad. Pete Carroll is always going after a small school flier late and his team knows what unknown corners are capable of doing. Malcolm Butler, anyone?
248. GB – James Cowser/OLB Southern Utah: I know the Packers already took an OLB but the value of Cowser, there’s always someone who falls each year, is way too good to pass up here. Could go a whole round higher.
249. KC – Aaron Green/RB TCU: Green is an explosive open field threat with advanced lateral quickness. But he runs tall, isn’t powerful, and his vision is pretty poor. Drops him to the end of the draft.
250. NE – Blake Countess/CB Auburn: Countess is a favorite of mine, showing the versatility to play – and excel – as a corner or safety. Transferred from Michigan to Auburn for one year, earning Tigers’ defensive MVP honors on a defense with some pretty strong talent.
251. PHI – Kyle Peko/DT Oregon State: Only one year of football but made the most of it. Best football is ahead of him. Strong punch as a pass rusher.
252. CAR – Matt Skura/C Duke: Tough interior player with 35 inch arms and a lot of experience. Panthers go to the offensive line with their first and last picks, defense sandwiched inbetween.
253. DEN – Fahn Cooper/OT Ole Miss: 26 game starter, flipping between left and right to fill in for Tunsil. Would like to take a small school flier for my Mr. Irrelevant but the Broncos have only drafted one FCS player since 2007.
Undrafted Free Agents
Montese Overton/OLB East Carolina
Marshaun Coprich/RB Illinois State
Silverberry Mouhon/OLB Cincinnati
Mehdi Adbesman/DE Boston College
Donte Deayon/CB Boise State
Overton’s workout at the Combine was great. 4.61 40, 34 inch vert, and a 10’3” in the broad. 70 tackles last season for the Pirates. Deayon is a tiny one at 155 pounds but you know Bruce Arians DGAF. Coprich is a tough runner.
Vernon Harris/CB Dartmouth
Nate Sudfield/QB Indiana
Temarrick Hemmingway/TE South Carolina State
Ka’imi Fairbairn/K UCLA
Sebastian Johansson/OG Marshall
Sudfield is a statue but has a nice arm while Harris gets on here because of his strong Pro Day showing. Matt Bryant ranked near the bottom in field goal percentage last year so competition is brought in.
Dwayne Washington/RB Washington
Jon Schnaars/WR East Stroudsburg
Tyler Johnstone/OT Oregon
Jonathan Woodward/DT Central Arkansas
Jordan Lomax/S Iowa
Wasington had a ridiculous Pro Day. 4.48, 37.5 inch vert, and a 10’7” broad. Johnstone is an athlete but tore his ACL twice in college. Schnaars put up big number in the PSAC, a huge part of the Warriors’ offense.
Gabe Hughes/TE Florida Tech
Marquise Williams/QB UNC
Elijah Penny/RB Idaho
Ugonna Awuruonye/OLB Campbell
Gerald Dixon/NT South Carolina
Williams is too erratic to get drafted. Penny, though I have a little bias as a Vandals’ fan, is underrated. Dixon will look to plug the middle while Hughes is a small school sleeper who had a nice Pro Day. Small school but had originally committed to Western Michigan.
Brian Randolph/S Tennessee
Denzel Lewis/OG Praire View A&M
Peyton Barber/RB Auburn
O.J. Madu/DT Gardner-Webb
Marquise Cushon/WR Pittsburg St
Randolph put up an unreal 31 reps on the bench press. Barber is liked in some circles while Cushon hopes to follow John Brown’s footsteps. His 2014 campaign was the best.
Owen Williams/DT Tennessee
KJ Maye/WR Minnesota
Cole Toner/OT Harvard
Cre’von LeBlanc/CB Florida Atlantic
Brynjar Gudmundsson/C South Florida
Maye can separate but he’s a limited athlete and severely undersized. Toner was a Senior Bowl invite but exposed. Williams went H.A.M. at his Pro Day, repping 225 42 times.
Prince Charles Iworah/CB Western Kentucky
Terrell Williams/LB Youngstown State
Jaydon Mickens/WR Washington
Derrick Kindred/S TCU
Alan Cross/FB Memphis
Iworah had one of the best Pro Days of the circuit and could definitely be drafted. 4.34, 38.5 inch vert, 10’8” broad, and 25 reps. At worst, he’ll be a highly sought after PFA. Mickens is a crafty receiver while Kindred can make some big plays though consistency is an issue. Cross is an H-Back, similar to Ryan Hewitt.
Elandon Roberts/LB Houston
DJ Foster/RB Arizona State
Jordan Lucas/S Penn State
Mekale McKay/WR Cincinnati
Garrick Mayweather Jr/OG Fordham
Roberts could get drafted and was all around the ball with the Cougars. Foster makes a ton of sense as a poor man’s Duke Johnson. RB in college but listed as a receiver at the Combine.
William Parks/S Arizona
Dayln Williams/QB Dartmouth
De’Vondre Campbell/OLB Minnesota
Andre Reyes/S Briar Cliff
Quinshad Davis/WR North Carolina
Williams is popular in some circles while Campbell was a Combine invite with an interesting body type. Briar Cliff is, well, just fun to include on here. Reyes had 139 tackles last season.
Kenya Dennis/CB Missouri
Mike Bercovici/QB Arizona State
Blake Martinez/ILB Stanford
Drew Kaser/P Texas A&M
Morgan Burns/CB Kansas State
Bercovici is a sleeper while Martinez is a prize free agent and could definitely get drafted. Not crazy about Burns’ game, his impact versus the run is limited, but he has wheels and could impact the return game.
Darius Jackson/RB Eastern Michigan
Halapulivaati Vaitai/OT TCU
Ed Eagan/WR Northwestern State
Nick Kelly/C Arizona State
Vad Lee/QB James Madison
Eagan is a tiny return threat who was an injury call-up to Mobile. The Lions have expressed a lot of interest in Jackson and they grab a pair of linemen.
Charles Washington/CB Fresno State
Josh Woodrum/QB Liberty
R.J. Williamson/S Michigan State
Will Monday/P Duke
Tyler Matakevich/ILB Temple
Matakevich is the biggest name to be a UDFA. Woodrum did some nice things at the FCS level while Washington ran a sub 4.5 and jumped 41 inches at his Pro Day.
Reginald Diggs/WR Richmond
J.P. Holtz/TE Pittsburgh
Josh Forrest/ILB Kentucky
Chris Mayes/NT Georgia
Leon Hill/OT Glenville State
Diggs is 6’3 and jumped 38.5 inches in the vert and 11 feet in the broad. Holtz will be an H-Back type. Forrest is stiff and that makes him an easy UDFA. Hill was a four-star recruit out of high school and I wouldn’t be shocked to see him get taken in the 7th.
Joe Summers/TE Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Nila Kasitati/OG Oklahoma
Jason Faniaka/OLB Utah
Michael Caputo/S Wisconsin
Ben Clarke/OT Hawaii
Summers had a big day at Wisconsin’s Pro Day, jumping 36 inches at 241 pounds to cap off a strong senior season. Caputo is a Wisconsin kid through and through. Faniaka could get drafted but his lack of athleticism is a deal breaker.
Danziel McDaniel/CB Kansas State
Austin Blythe/C Iowa
Devaunte Sigler/DT Jacksonville State
Jalin Marshall/WR Ohio State
Adarius Barnes/CB Louisiana Tech
McDaniel could’ve been drafted but played only four games this year. Blythe struggled in Mobile but he has some fans out there while Barnes, like so many at La Tech, can jump into the stratosphere.
William Ratelle/FB North Dakota
Vernon Adams/QB Oregon
Keith Lumpkin/OG Rutgers
Kameron Canady/LS Portland State
Kris Frost/ILB Auburn
There are few players who have a bigger disconnect in Twitter and scouts than Adams, someone who apparently didn’t have a single predraft visit or workout. Frost never really panned out at Auburn but he’ll be inked after the draft.
Christian Collis/WR MTSU
Jake McGee/TE Florida
Antonio Morrison/OLB Florida
Brad Craddock/K Maryland
Eric Striker/OLB Oklahoma
Even with a hamstring injury, Collis jumped 38 inches and 10’9” at his Pro Day. At 6’0, 206, those triangle numbers are pretty wild. McGee and Morrison are Gator Boys, but McGee missed most of the Senior Bowl with an injury while Morrison pulled out of the Combine.
Mike Hilton/CB Ole Miss
Jhurell Pressley/RB New Mexico
Victor Ochi/OLB Stony Brook
Luke Rhodes/ILB William & Mary
Dez Stewart/WR Ohio Dominican
Hilton is tiny but he’ll pop you, taking Paxton Lynch down in quick work once this year. Stewart can fly and jump at six foot. Ochi earned a combine invite and has 24 sacks over the past two years.
Bryson Abraham/CB La Tech
Daryl Worley/CB West Virginia
Aziz Shittu/DT Stanford
Alex Kinal/P Wake Forest
Mike Jordan/S Missouri Western State
Abraham can leap and high point the football but he struggles as a tackler. Worley has a ton of length and will make Mike Zimmer happy while Kinal had a nice week in Mobile.
Emmanuel Graves/OLB Colorado School Of Mines
Keenan Reynolds/RB Navy
Daniel Braverman/WR Western Michigan
Michael Lilly/CB South Dakota
Ross Burbank/C Virginia
Couple of classic Patriots’ picks here. Reynolds, Braverman, and Burbank fit the bill, and Burbank has serious sleeper value. Braverman will work in the slot.
James Tabor/OG Friends
Ammon Olsen/QB Southern Utah
Junior Lee/S UConn
Kentrell Brice/S Louisiana Tech
Troymaine Pope/RB Jacksonville State
Olsen is a huge QB while Pope had a solid showing at his Pro Day. Ditto with Lee, who wore a lot of hats in his college career.
Damian Baker/RB Carson-Newman
Jake Coker/QB Alabama
Gionni Paul/FB Utah
Thor Jozwiak/OG South Florida
Wendall Williams/WR Cumberlands
Paul goes the way of Nikita Whitlock, defender turned fullback. Wendall Williams is the kid who reportedly ran one of the fastest 40 times. Thor Jozwiak makes it because…Thor.
Adam Fuehne/TE Southern Illinois
Soma Vainuku/FB USC
Ted Karras/OG Illinois
Don Cherry/ILB Villanova
Iosia Iosia/DE West Texas A&M
Iosia is a monster at 6’5 295 while Fuehne had a solid game versus Indiana, putting him on the map for scouts. Vainuku was a Senior Bowl invite.
Michael Mudoh/S Tulsa
Alex Redmond/OG UCLA
Reggie Northup/OLB Florida State
Jimmy Landes/LS Baylor
Giorgio Newberry/DE Florida State
Landes was the only long snapper invited to Indy. Redmond declared a year early but started all three years for the Bruins. Northup’s agent is Lil Wayne. So that’s fun.
C.J. Smith/CB North Dakota St
Taveze Calhoun/CB Mississippi State
John Robertson/QB Villanova
Tim Brown/TE West Chester
Terrell Lathan/DE TCU
Calhoun is a physical player who supports the run. Robertson and Brown are local boys, both dealing with issues that limited their play time in 2015. Brown has some nice athletic numbers at Nova’s Pro Day. Eagles signed Rasheed Bailey last year, who attended the same event.
Rob Burns/OT-TE Virginia
A.J. Hendy/S Maryland
Jay Lee/WR Baylor
Mike Matthews/C Texas A&M
Brandon Williams/CB Texas A&M
Burns is similar to Cameron Clear, a tight end that some view as a tackle except Burns actually made the conversion senior year. The team has shown interest in Lee and Williams while Hendy jumped 40.5 inches in the vert and 11’3″ in the broad. He started all 12 games for the Terps last year.
Travis Green/S New Mexico
Demarcus Ayers/WR Houston
Kevon Seymour/CB USC
Cassanova McKinzy/ILB Auburn
Rico Gathers/TE Baylor
Ayers is one of the draft’s better return threats while Seymour gets to say in California. Gathers comes in the same way as Antonio Gates; basketball player giving football a shot. Easy but logical fit.
Brandon Hutchison/LB Michigan Tech
Alex Ross/QB Coastal Carolina
Anthony Zettel/DT Penn State
Jordan Batiste/CB SE Louisiana
Brandon Wilds/RB South Carolina
Developed a soft spot for Ross, who had a productive career at the FCS level. Batiste put up some amazing Pro Day numbers, and is just overshadowed by Harlan Miller.
Max DeLorenzo/FB UConn
Jeff Driskel/QB La Tech
Kyle Friend/C Temple
Darren Lake/NT Alabama
Drew Iddings/DE South Dakota
Driskel’s mobility and decent accuracy gets him into Chip Kelly’s camp. Friend is one of the many Owls who will make their NFL debut while Lake is a big plugger for the team’s 3-4.
Kyle Washington/QB Angelo State
Pearce Slater/OT San Diego State
Greg Milhouse/DT Campbell
Akil Blount/LB Florida A&M
Stefan McClure/S California
Lot of small school kids here. Washington has a nice arm, Campbell rocked his Pro Day (4.91 at 295 pounds) while Blount is Mel’s son. McClure is draftable talent who dealt with injuries until finally staying healthy his senior year.
Michael Rouse III/DT Purdue
Johnny Holton/WR Cincinnati
Tyler Kuder/DT Idaho State
Frankie Williams/CB Purdue
John Weidenaar/OT Montana State
Weidenaar started a ton of games at left tackle for Montana State. Williams is undersized but he’ll hit ya. Rouse rotated in for the Boilermakers.
Darryl Paulo/OLB Washington State
Beau Sandland/TE Montana State
Robert Kugler/C Purdue
Briean Boddy-Calhoun/CB Minnesota
Tre Madden/RB USC
Kugler is Sean Kugler’s son. Sandland is a nice snag as a UDFA while Boddy-Calhoun shows some hops. Paulo had 13.5 TFL and 6.5 sacks for the Cougars last year.