First, Omar Khan will find a way to trade Kevin Dotson for draft capital, but it will be for a conditional 2024 pick; something along the lines of a Round 6 that could become a Round 4 if Dotson plays enough snaps. No changes to the picks available in 2023.
Second, my rule against repeating the same picks remains in place. This mock is not an exercise in discussing what I think will happen, nor what want to happen. It’s designed to present some prospects we haven’t considered in detail yet, and to see how the draft might shift under a peculiar what if? scenario.
Third, these are the first 16 players off the board in whatever order:
|QB Byron Young||DT Jalen Carter||EDGE/ILB Nolan Smith||OT Paris Johnson, Jr.|
|QB CJ Stroud||DT Bryan Bresee||CB Christian Gonzalez||OT Broderick Jones|
|QB Levis, Richardson, or Hooker||EDGE Will Anderson, Jr.||CB Devon Witherspoon||T/G/C Peter Skoronski|
|QB Levis, Richardson, or Hooker||EDGE Tyree Wilson||CB Joey Porter Jr.||A RB, WR, TE, or Surprise|
That leaves me with the following options: –Trading down, CB/SAF Brian Branch, CB Cam Smith, Edge Lukas Van Ness, or an all but impossible bargain in…
1:17 – EDGE Myles Murphy, Clemson
‘Tis the silly season, and silly people are making silly predictions based on silly rumors and even sillier concerns. The recent spate of “his stock is dropping!” rumors all come from Murphy’s failure to do the athletic testing needed to create an RAS score. I care about that too but come on! Silliness has its limits, right? That said, look at that above list of 16 and you won’t find a lot of fat to trim. So I suppose it could happen… and if it does I will run around screaming for joy even louder than I did when David DeCastro fell to 1:24. Throw out all those shadow buts, ifs, and maybes! Talent trumps all until you get to true weirdness. Have a look at the current Big Board entry for Myles Murphy:
|EDGE Myles Murphy, Clemson (Junior). [Mtg. at Dinner] 6’5”, 268 lbs. with 33¾” arms and 8½” hands. Turned 21 in January. A devastating pass rusher who looks like a 4-3 DE but is freakishly athletic enough to play 3-4 OLB as well. All reviewers note that he is fantastic when it comes to games and stunts. The complaint is that Murphy can be maddeningly inconsistent, and it shows up like Tomlin popcorn. One play it’s a poor get-off, the next high pads, then giving away inside position with his hands, getting stuck on blocks, or falling for play fakes. My answer to those gripes goes like this: “In that case your team should pass on Murphy and let him fall to #17. Please, please, pretty please, with bows, sugar, and cherries on top.” The kid was 20 years old all during his 2022 season! Consistency is the last thing anyone should have expected. Dropped from #18 in Daniel Jeremiah’s initial Top-50 list down to #20 in the March version 3.0. The PFN scouting profile is a well written, entertaining read and a very good place to start your research. It emphasizes that Murphy has every physical tool a team could ask for: bend, burst, power, hands, a natural anchor, a consistently hot motor, etc., etc., etc. If you had to nitpick, you’d say that his COD and bend are merely good rather than elite. The PFN conclusion, which tracks almost everyone else, is that “Murphy isn’t quite in the blue-chip tier as a prospect, but he’s in the next level down.” Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile has him as the #11 player overall and #3 Edge behind Anderson (#2 overall) and Wilson (#5), saying “The traits and upside are there, but his skill level needs a boost to push the ceiling higher.” This fun little February scouting profile puts it like this: “Murphy has unmatched raw tools and enormous potential, with amazing instincts and plenty of raw, overpowering force, but he isn’t overly agile and his pass-rush arsenal isn’t impressive.” Similar results from this good-looking March scouting profile: excellent hands, impressive play strength, and wonderfully smooth athleticism, held back by a lack of pass rush moves and only average bend. Tom Mead’s gif-supported Depot scouting report joins the chorus by projecting Murphy as a “Quality Year 1 starter”.|
But is Edge Rusher a “need”?
Two answers. First, who cares? This is a steal too good to ignore. And second? Yes, OLB is a need. Or at least a significant want. True, the Pittsburgh Steelers currently have the best pass rusher in the world. And true, our OLB2 could easily be #1 on a host of lesser teams. And thus yes, Pittsburgh has a 1-2 pass rush punch at least as good as any other team in the league. But that doesn’t mean there is no room for a potent OLB3. Indeed, “room” doesn’t get anywhere close to the truth, because the rotational OLBs matter a whole lot more than many fans seem to think.
Mike Tomlin was just quoted as saying, “You build your team in the AFC North through big, tough-ass guys who protect your own QB and kill the other team’s QB.” That was probably a paraphrase more than a quote, but the gist holds true, and it emphasizes the point I am trying to make: add Myles Murphy to the Pittsburgh OLB room, and you can start writing a whole lot of extra epitaphs. Rotating your pass rushers is a real thing. Watt and Highsmith suffer right now – suffer! – from getting overworked. Add in a really good #3 and the overall pass rush will get better. A lot better. It will also include some gravy with the meat by keeping Watt and Highsmith healthier in the long run and insulating the team against the disaster we saw last year when T.J. got hurt. Commenter TommyG21 did some research to challenge this and ended up convincing himself that it’s true. Elite pass rushers should be on the field for around 70% of the game, meaning the rotational guys see a lot of very important snaps. “The ideal number of snaps for an edge rusher is just so much lower than many other positions [that] we really do need a 3rd starting-caliber dude.” And you know what? It would still hold true even if the team signs the likes of Bud Dupree, making the draft pick start out as OLB 4. The deeper the rotation, the better the starters will play and the healthier they’ll stay.
Maybe an analogy would help. Would you be happy if the team picked a genuine star for the defensive line who could rotate with Heyward and Ogunjobi? Maybe one who could even step in as a NT in the 3-4 package? OLB3 is even more important because the outside pass rush is even more vital to the defensive scheme.
A deep and excellent pass rush lay at the core of the team that Andy Weidl helped build in Philadelphia. It lies at the core of Mike Tomlin’s approach to the game. It lies at the core of the Steelers’ defensive philosophy since the 1970s. And Myles Murphy has deservedly earned a much better pre-draft grade than T.J. Watt enjoyed back in 2017. Don’t get in between Omar and the podium if Murphy drops to #17.
Also considered: EDGE Lukas Van Ness.
2:01 (# 32 overall) – OT Dawand Jones, Ohio State
I made this exact pick back in Mock 2.0, so I’m violating my own rule here. But there is a lot more to discuss here in late March than there was in January. Particularly when it comes to what we’ve learned/confirmed about OL Coach Pat Meyer, Omar Khan, and Andy Weidl. Let’s start by repeating the observations about Coach Meyer’s scheme as presented in my look at the IOL class:
Alex Kozora has been doing his best to explain the details that Coach Meyer looks for, and I urge you to go back and reread the quasi series. It starts with a 2/16/2022 article on basic philosophy; and then includes a 3/16/2022 article on Meyer going to Daniel Faalale’s Pro Day; an 8/17/2022 follow up article on basic philosophy; a 5/22/2023 article in which James Daniels explains the Meyer philosophy; a 2/8/2023 video on “What Is A Chasedown Block”; and the most recent 2/9/2023 article on how often the guards are asked to slide out to protect the tackles’ against inside counters. Having just come back from that very journey, I think draft watchers should emphasize the following points:
- The Steelers ask their tackles to establish wide pockets by using aggressive sets, with the guards to routinely sliding over to protect those tackles against the inside counters that take advantage of over-setting. Those moves leave the center manning what could be a lot of open ground where a linemate used to be.
- All offensive linemen are expected to make first significant contact, using independent hands to deliver the strike. This is a core principle.
- Aggressive sets are a big deal because they lead to that first contact. This includes short sets, where the OL steps into a charging pass rusher rather than slowly retreating in pocket formation, and the wide/deep sets mentioned above.
- OTs must have either unusually excellent feet or unusually excellent reach to do the job. A giant like last year’s Faalale or this year’s Dawand Jones might fit particularly well, since the assistance from the IOL will diminish the danger of inside countermoves. That tends to be the Achilles heel of most colossi.
- Coach Meyer will not appreciate prospects who “catch more than they punch.” He insists on aggressive play first and foremost; not so much in the sense of being a nasty finisher, but rather as being eager to initiate contact, putting the defender on the defensive.
- Players who already have the “independent hands” club in their bag will have a leg up.
- Players with good experience at Meyeresque, extra aggressive sets will also have a leg up.
- Older prospects coming from a different philosophy may get a discount because it would take them time to unlearn before they can re-learn.
Now look at the current Big Board entry for Dawand Jones:
|OT Dawand Jones, Ohio St. (Senior). [Mtg. at Visit, Pro Day Dinner] 6’8¼”, 374 lbs. with absolutely absurd 36⅜” arms and 11⅝” hands. 21, turns 22 in August. Those seemingly impossible measurements are official results from the Senior Bowl and Combine. And they match the eye test. Wow. Jones is a brutal giant of a right tackle who has every asset you want except good COD skills, or actual speed. Jones also has the two-sport basketball background that Pittsburgh prefers, and experience at both left and right tackle. According to Ross McCorkle’s gif-supported Depot scouting report, Jones is actually better at pass protection than he is at run blocking because his crazy length, overall size, and smooth vertical set make him all but impossible to bull rush, and extremely hard to get around on the edge. He may also be a particular fit for the Steelers because his aggressive approach and independent hand usage line up perfectly with the philosophy of O-Line coach Pat Meyer. Jones mirrors well, especially for a man his size, but can get grabby, especially when rushers counter to the inside (the potential weak point that needs more careful study). OTOH, that is a flaw the Meyer system expressly covers through how it utilizes the guards, and Pittsburgh now has an extremely strong group at that position. Dawand Jones is too slow to be good at pulling or climbing in the run game – and it showed at the Combine – but he does handle reach blocks well, pins the edge just fine, and his size/strength combination should eventually make him good at digging people out. Here is Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile. The very well respected Brandon Thorn’s scouting profile includes this gem: “Jones utilizes his unmatched length to his advantage and establishes first meaningful contact on defenders with very good upper-body strength to create immediate stopping power and snap the opponents’ head back.” This goes to a decent scouting profile consistent with the others, but worth quoting on the player comp: “Evan Neal, if Neal loved run blocking.” Yowza.|
Hand meet glove. My only concern about Dawand Jones is the potential Zach Banner problem. Have a look at this comparison:
Jones is slightly longer (look at the arms), bigger, and slightly more athletic, but he also weighed in 20 pounds heavier. They come from the same basic mold, which means we need to address the same concerns.
I can remember when Zach Banner came into the league. He was a divisive prospect because the assets and the issues were both so extreme. First on the plus side, he’s a great young man and always was. Second, he’s the biological son of Lincoln Kennedy, an OT who’s been nominated for the HOF more than once, so there was a bloodlines argument too. But Banner was also an excellent OT prospect in his own right… except for his constant battle against the bulge. Banner famously weighed around 380 pounds during college. He managed to get that down to 355 for the Combine, which was enough to get him drafted by the Colts at the end of Round 4. But it didn’t last long. Banner ballooned up to 420 in Indy. They waived him despite the team’s initial investment, set him adrift until he landed in Cleveland — only to be released again for the exact same reason. He then washed back to shore with the Panthers in March 2018. Release #3 came two months later, right after the draft. That was when the Steelers picked him up as a classic Colbert Dumpster Dive.
You can probably remember the story from there. Banner got his weight under control, and then battled Chuks Okorafor for the right tackle spot that opened up with Matt Feiler’s departure. He won it too, much to the delight of fans who admired both his Size XXL personality and his basic humanity. We all dared to hope that Colbert had done it again… until The Hulk blew an ACL on 2020’s opening day in a game against the Giants. That proved to be the end.
Dawand Jones would be a perfect Round 2 pick for the Steelers IF the team has confidence in his ability to stay in NFL trim. The pick would be a disaster if he’s lacks the discipline maintain himself that way. Mike Tomlin himself hinted at this point when the two met over dinner before the Ohio State Pro Day. None of us knows enough to do more than speculate, but I have no doubt that those in a position to dig deeper are shoveling away as fast as they can.
On to Omar Khan and Andy Weidl. The Steelers went into free agency with question marks at DT, OG, and OT, plus a new talent guru (Weidl) who used to be an offensive lineman and has a reputation for building from the trenches out. Two weeks later the team has DT Larry Ogunjobi on a three-year deal, star OG Isaac Seumalo on a three-year deal, the high-quality guard Nate Herbig for IOL depth, and a journeyman OT named Le’Raven Clark to serve as swing tackle. Okay. I guess Andy Weidl earned that reputation about working from the trenches out. And Omar’s reputation has been proven too, since there’s not a budget buster in the three. But why a star at guard and only a lower-level journeyman at tackle?
I’m about 98% sure it’s because any established starter would have broken the bank. Can you name a viable, 2023 free agent OT who signed in free agency for less than $10 million/year? I can’t. The only tie between Pittsburgh and an OT of that caliber concerned Orlando Brown Jr., who extorted from the Bengals a four-year, $16 million/year deal with $31 million in the form of a signing bonus. And who is pretty darned close to a Dawand Jones lookalike.
All of which adds up to this. The Steelers (i) really want an offensive tackle to fill out the room, (ii) would prefer someone who looks like Dawand Jones, and (iii) want to build this position through the draft, if only to protect the budget.
ALSO CONSIDERED: OT Darnell Wright (who I would personally prefer), CB Clark Phillips III, S Antonio Johnson, LB Jack Campbell, LB Drew Sanders
2:18 (# 49 overall) – CB Julius “Juju” Brents, Kansas State
I have three positions that really want attention at this point in the draft: defensive line, inside linebacker, and cornerback. On the plus side, all three should offer reasonably good bargains here at pick 2b. The part is that all three positions are going to be thoroughly picked over by pick #80 in Round 3. I went with corner for this mock because (a) my earlier mocks have pounded endlessly on the Round 2 DL and ILB prospects, and (b) the Round 2 corners like Brents have somehow slid from our collective attention. Time to change that. Here is the current Big Board entry.
|CB Julius “Juju” Brents, Kan. St. (RS Senior). 6’2¾”, 198 lbs. with looooong 34” arms and 9⅝” hands. Turned 23 in January. Supposed to be a really fine human being in addition to his football talent. Cue the “Richard Sherman stereotype” music – except that Brents has a 98th-percentile athletic score with elite agility grades. Huge for a CB, physical, and knows how to use both in his very effective press-man game that could still be improved. He can be a half step slower than you want for dealing with WRs who can really burn, but the height and length make up for that. One of the most dominant CBs at the Senior Bowl, where this position looked especially strong. Tyler Wise’s gif-supported Depot scouting profile says that Brents has surprisingly nifty feet for a man his size, the speed is good enough, and he seems to be an especially smart player, all of which puts him squarely in the crosshairs for a Steelers Day 2 pick. Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting report ends in an easy Day 2 grade, calling him “a classic zone cover corner with an outstanding blend of size, length and leaping ability.|
The Steelers actually have two important but not critical needs at corner. The team doesn’t want to leave the draft without a promising boundary corner to learn behind Patrick Peterson, and the defense could also use a slot CB to take over the nickel duties from Arthur Maulet ASAP. Brents is the former, leaving the nickel spot unaddressed (for now).
This is a very deep corner class but it does have its limits. Why test them? Julius Brents is the pick.
ALSO CONSIDERED: CB Emmanuel Forbes, CB Kyu Blu Kelly, CB D.J. Turner, CB Darius Rush, CB Eli Ricks, CB Rezjohn Wright, CB/S Jartavius “Quan” Martin, and S JL Skinner III.
3:17 (# 80 overall) – ILB/BOX SAF DeMarvion Overshown, Texas
Stop before you scream! Please understand that I would personally prefer to get a DT here. You aren’t seeing one because I want to examine the worst-case scenario. Poof! The Mock God has reached down to mock this mock, and any DT you want is gone. The run on DL talent between 49 and 80 turned out to be far harsher than even our pessimists feared. So now what?
All those DTs cannot go off the board without pushing down an ILB or three, and DeMarvion Overshown is a fine example of what that group of talents will have to offer. Terrell Edmunds (fare thee well!) served as an oversized box safety who did extra-light ILB work while also erasing TEs through his coverage skills. Overshown straddles that same ILB/S line, except he does from the ILB side rather than as a nominal safety. Here is the current Big Board entry:
|DeMarvion Overshown, Texas (Senior) [Mtg. at Combine]. 6’2⅝”, 229 lbs. with 32¼” arms and 9½” hands. Turns 23 in August. Team captain. Fabulous, top 5% athlete even with the drag of his ‘very poor’ scores for size and bench press strength. A former safety who outgrew the position but is still better on the coverage side than he is in the downhill tackling role. Has the speed and burst to be a sideline-to-sideline tackler, and the attitude, but the actual strength needs to grow. Good blitzer who stops a lot of running plays for TFL or at the LOS. Still learning the position, which can make him a step slow. Gets a slight bump for unrealized potential. Lacks the size to stack and shed offensive linemen who make it to the second level. Jonathan Heitritter’s gif-supported Depot scouting report ends with a Round 3-4 grade based on the assets offset against the need for both added mass and strength. The NFL.com scouting profile suggests something more like a Round 4-5 grade based on physicality/strength issues, though it does note “huge strides at the position from 2021 to 2022,” which makes it easier to project continued improvement.|
Seems like an awfully good fit to me. The trio of Kazee, Holcomb, and Overshown should be at least as good as Kazee, Jack, and Edmunds, except younger and maybe a little faster. That’s darned good value down here in Round 3. It’s also worth noting that the area around pick 80 should have several box-hybrid prospects with more or less the same description. Names appear below.
ALSO CONSIDERED: LB Daiyan Henley (my personal favorite), LB Owen Pappoe, LB Henry To’o To’o, S Jordan Battle, S JL Skinner, S Jammie Robinson, and S Sydney Brown. C/G Ricky Stromberg and Slot CB Tre’vius Hodges-Tomlinson got some consideration too.
4:18 (# 120 overall) – DT Keondre Coburn, Texas
Two consecutive picks from the same school? Time to start up the rumor machine about Merril Hoge (the Steelers scout at the Texas Pro Day) getting ready to oust Andy Weidl. [Sigh]. I really thought about putting Siaki Ika in this spot because I have a strong suspicion he could be here. His historically bad, 2nd-percentile RAS score puts him firmly into the run stuffer only category, and that equals Round 4. But several of yinz still cling to the pre-process scouting profiles and wanted to avoid the cries of outrage from his remaining supporters. Thus I’ve gone with a very similar prospect instead (whom Pittsburgh took the time to meet).
|DT/NT Keondre Coburn, Texas (Senior) [Mtg. at Combine]. 6’1⅝”, 332 lbs. with stumpy 31½” arms and 9⅛” hands. Turns 23 in May. Josh Carney’s gif-supported Depot scouting report describes an immense but very squatty NT with short arms and “some really impressive athleticism and explosiveness.” Played a very limited snap count in college and will probably be a two-down player in the pros despite bringing enough burst to be more than just a space-eater. Has a surprising ability to get skinny in the gap in addition to simply holding his ground. The NFL.com scouting profile (Round 3-ish grade) sums Coburn up this way: “A stout but athletic nose tackle with nimble feet… [who is] not a three-down lineman [but] does have the bull rush and activity level to cause issues as a rusher.” The lack of length is a bit concerning, but it’s also true that Coburn may have hidden upside if he can drop another 10-20 lbs. of unproductive weight. This PFN article on his Pro Day reports that Coburn “looked very athletic in position drills [until he] ran out of gas toward the end of the workout,” which may be a perfect summary of his current draft grade.|
ALSO CONSIDERED: NT Siaki Ika, DT Moro Ojomo (Coburn’s teammate), DT Jaquelin Roy, NT Cameron Young, TE Luke Schoonmaker, TE Josh Whyle, TE Tucker Kraft, and TE Zack Kuntz.
7:10 (# 236 overall) – TE Payne Durham, Purdue
[Yaawwwwn. What? The long wait is over and we’re ready to pick again? Where’s that coffee…] Time for another steal, except this one is a lot more likely than Myles Murphy falling to 1:17. How does a Round 4 talent fall to Round 7? Simple. This really is the best TE class in at least a decade or three. Every one of the following 11 players could easily get picked before poor Payne:
Let’s put this in context folks. We’re talking about more than one-third of all the teams in the league picking a tight end in the first six rounds! Durham’s Senior Bowl performance proved that he is well advanced toward being a solid pro, but he lacks the athletic upside of so many of the names on that list. Projecting this year’s TE12 to Round 7 doesn’t begin to move the weirdness meter, so I feel no shame in doing so here and now. As for whether he deserves the pick, BPA, BPA, and BPA forever. Take the bargain even though Gentry has returned to the fold for another year. Your team does well when you add good players.
|TE Payne Durham, Purdue (RS Senior). 6’5⅝”, 253 lbs. with 33⅜” arms and 9¾” hands. Turns 23 in June. An effective blocker who enjoys the task. Good hands, with the ability to get up a seam and make tough catches despite very average movement skills. An NFL level athlete but no more. This goes to the Sports Illustrated scouting profile, which ends in a Round 4 grade. The TDN scouting profile calls him Round 3 value due to his “impact blocking” along with his toughness, competitive approach, and ability in the red zone. Stock went up at the Senior Bowl where his blocking shined, and his receiving looked quite competent. Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile ends in late Day 3 grade based on a need to add strength, with very little faith in his “speed to threaten the seam [or] functional agility to beat coverage underneath.”|
ALSO CONSIDERED: WR Puka Nacua, because he just can’t get no respect. You’re still in my heart Puka!
7:17 (# 243 overall) – WR Bryce Ford-Wheaton, W. Va.
BF-W seems to appear on most big boards with a Round 5 grade, but there are a LOT of Day 3 receivers in this draft, so it’s possible he could also fall this far.
|WR Bryce Ford-Wheaton, W. Va. (RS Senior). 6’4”, 221 lbs. with 33½” arms and 9⅜” hands. Turned 23 in March. An astonishing Combine performance put him in the top ½ of 1% for pure athleticism – ever, with athletic comps like Calvin Johnson, Andre Johnson, plus our own measurable kings Chase Claypool and Miles Boykin. As a wide receiver…? He plays like a really fast, really tall athlete who can get downfield, leap high, and win a lot of 50/50 balls. The TDN scouting profile lists separation problems and “inconsistent hands” as the primary issues. “Currently a one-dimensional player whose college offense leaves a lot of growth.” The NFL.com scouting profile describes him as a pure deep threat with lots of straight line talent, but little understanding of the WR craft. The Bleacher Report scouting profile ends in a Round 4 grade, like a lot of other March efforts written in the wake of BF-W’s amazing show at the Combine.|
ALSO CONSIDERED: Pick your QB3.
I walk away from this exercise convinced that the Steelers would indeed choose a pass rusher at 1:17 if the bargain was good enough, and they may even be considering the position for a mere steal instead of a super-steal. TBH, I’d be upset if they failed to jump on a talent like Murphy even if the team signs Bud Dupree in free agency. Some things you just don’t pass up.
OT at #32 makes a lot of sense, but so would waiting until Round 4 for the likes of Carter Warren or Wanya Morris, or Richard Gouraige. If the Steelers do pull the trigger here, my favorite option would be Darnell Wright; my pick as most likely would be Dawand Jones; and my fallback option would be Anton Harrison. This mock went with Jones in order to illustrate all the complexities described up above.
Going Edge and the OT means the next pick or two almost have to be an ILB, DT, or CB. All three could offer strong prospects here at 49, but also a strong danger that the other two position groups will be thoroughly picked over by #80. This time I went with a worthy outside corner.
For Round 3 I created a worst-case scenario on the DT front, which in turn highlights the dense cluster of ILB/Box Safety talent that should be available if the linemen are not. Yes, this is a weak group in the 2023 draft – that but that’s only because there are no truly elite options. Down here in Round 3 there should be no problem finding fair value.
That left Round 4 for the DT need, which should be easy to address with one of those two-down run stuffers who typically fall to this point in the draft. Names like Siaki Ika, Deondre Coburn, and a few others should reassure us all that the room need not go unattended even if all our favorite Day 2 prospects slip by.
As to the Round 7 picks, this year should offer the same kind of longshot value picks and longshot athletes that we usually see. Payne Durham illustrates the first and could really be there because the 2023 TE class offers so much more than usual. Ford-Wheaton is a perfect example of the second: a genuine miracle athlete according to the tests, but a genuine yawner on tape.
Please let me know your thoughts down below.
- 1:17 (#17 overall) – EDGE Myles Murphy
- 2:01 (#32 overall) – OT Dawand Jones
- 2:18 (#49 overall) – CB Julius “Juju” Brents
- 3:17 (#80 overall) – ILB/BOX Demarvion Overshown
- 4:18 (#120 overall) – DT Keondre Coburn
- 7:17 (#236 overall) – TE Payne Durham
- 7:24 (#243 overall) – WR Bryce Ford-Wheaton