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My Picks: 

Key Needs:

Team Moves:

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Browns

Defense: 3-4

Connor Cook

QB Michigan ST

6-3.5, 217, 33" Arm, 

(O) 4.79, 7.21 3-Cone,

33" Vert! 9'5" Broad, 

 

*Corey Coleman

WR Baylor

QB, WR(FA), WR, ILB, ORT, WR, DE, DL, WR, OL, 

2014 Picks:

1-12 Danny Shelton NT Washington

1 (19) Cameron Erving OC/OG FLA St

2 (51) Nate Orchard, OLB/DE, Utah

3 (77) Duke Johnson, RB, Miami

3 (96) Xavier Cooper DT/DE Wash St

4 Ibraheim Campbell S Northwestern

4 (123) Vince Mayle, WR, Wash St

6 (189) Charles Gaines, CB, Louisville

6 (195) Malcolm Johnson TE Miss St

6 (198) Randall Telfer, TE, USC

7 (219) Hayes Pullard, LB, USC

7 (241) Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon

Key F.A.:

RG III

Terrelle Pryor WR

Demario Davis LB

Tank Carder ILB

Don Jones S

Key F.A.: 

Austin Pasztor G 

Alvin Bailey OL  

Key F.A. Lost:

Johnny Manziel QB

Travis Benjamin WR 

Dwayne Bowe WR

Mitchell Schwartz OT 

Alex Mack OC

Karlos Dansby ILB

Craig Robertson LB

Johnson Bademosi DB

Tashaun Gipson S 

The Team: The Browns are in great position to get a QB with the first pick in the 2nd Round, if they don't blow it again. 

They still don't have a QB. Ohio State QB Cardale Jones should be available at picks 77 or 100. Dak Prescott or Connor Cook could be available at 32. They could end up with six starters with their first six picks (or five and a QB). Not because the rookies will be so good, but because their team sucks so much. They are easily the least talented team in the NFL. But because they traded down, they could ended

The Player: 9/24 2016 NFL Draft: Conner Cook QB.

The Reason: Word on the street in Cleveland is that they like Cook.

Second Choice: Tyler Boyd WR

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33.

Titans

Defense: 3-4

Mackensie Alexander-

CB Clemson

5-10, 190, (PD) 4.47,

 SS 4.21, 3-C 7.18,

  37.5" Vert, 10'1" Broad,

6.94 3-Cone, 4.18 SS, 

 

Jack Conklin-

OLT Michigan ST

OT, FS, CB, OLB, RB, DT(FA), WR, 5-T, TE, WR, CB, DE, TE(FA), 

2014 Picks:

1 (2) Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon.

2 Dorial Green-Beckham WR Missouri

3 (66) Jeremiah Poutasi, OT, Utah.

4 (100) Angelo Blackson, DT Auburn

4 (108) Jalston Fowler, FB, Alabama.

5 (138) David Cobb, RB, Minnesota.

6 (177) Deiontrez Moun  LB Louisville

6 (208) Andy Gallikm OC, BC.

7 Tre McBride, WR, William & Mary.

Key F.A. Signed:

Matt Cassel QB

DeMarco Murray RB

Rishard Matthews WR 

Craig Stevens TE 

Byron Bell OT  

Ben Jones OC

Sean Spence LB 

Coty Sensabaugh CB 

Antwon Blake CB 

Michael Griffin S

Rashad Johnson S 

Key F.A.:
Dorin Dickerson TE   
Jamon Meredith G 

Mike Martin DE 
Al Woods DT 

Sammie Lee Hill DT

Brandon Harris CB 

Key F.A. Lost:

Matt Cassel QB 

Logan Mankins (R)

Joe Looney G

Zach Brown LB

Steven Johnson LB

The Team: Their secondary fell apart last season when McCourty went down, and he is on the final year of his contract. They need more talent in the secondary, and new leaders. This is the kind of heist you can pull off once you have your Franchise QB. "Being able to acquire six players in the top 76 this year, along with next year when you factor that into it, I am assuming five in the top three rounds, that is 11 players that we can add to this football team that should not only increase our depth, but give us good quality players at all those positions," the GM of the TT Robinson said. " In the end we thought it was a decision that was best for this football team. It made sense for us to do it, and that’s why we moved on it. We talked to several teams about the pick. There was interest in the pick, and in the end we thought this was the option that made the most sense for us...We think we can really bolster this roster with the picks that we now have." They have all the pieces in place to take a shot at the Super Bowl once Brady retires.

The Player: 3/24 The Clemson Three Part I: Mac Alexander.

The Reason: They get a 1st Round talent in the 2nd at CB.

Second Choice: Carl Nassib DE/OLB

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34.

Cowboys

Defense: 4-3

Noah Spence

OLB Ohio ST

6-2, 251, (PD) 4.75, 

10'1" Broad! 35" Vert,

33" Arms, 25 Reps, 

7.21 3-Cone, 4.35 SS, 

10 3/4" Hand

 

*Ezekiel Elliott

RB Ohio State

QB, DL, CB, Dl, RB, S, WR, DT, TE,  MLB, DE,  

2014 Picks:

1 (27) Byron Jones, CB, UConn.

2 (60) Randy Gregory, DE, Nebraska.

3 (91) Chaz Green, ORT, Florida.

4 Damien Wilson LB, Minnesota.

5 (163) Ryan Russell, DL, Purdue.

7 (236) Mark Nzeocha, LB, Wyoming.

7 (243) Laurence Gibson, OT, VT

7 (246) Geoff Swaim, TE, Texas.

Key F.A  Signed:  

Rolando McClain ILB

Cedric Thornton DE 

Key F.A :

Lance Dunbar RB 

Robert Turbin RB

Mackenzy Bernadeau G 

Ronald Leary, G 
Charles Brown OT  
Tyler Clutts, FB 
Jack Crawford, DE 
James Hanna, TE 
Greg Hardy, DT  
Danny McCray, S 
Jeremy Mincey, DE 

Morris Claiborne CB
Josh Thomas CB 
Kyle Wilber, OLB

Key F.A. Lost:

Matt Cassel QB 

The Team: They have to get  guy who can rush the passer from the Blindside. No one is this Draft is a more natural rusher than Spence. He is the best pure OLB passrusher left on the board.

The Player: 4/26 Noah Spence: Can't Touch This: Part III.

The Reason: They need an edgerusher for their defense Spence is a boom or bust player who has the best knack for hitting the quarterback of any OLB in this Draft. He is wretched against the run. But he is the most natural passrusher I have seen since Von Miller. His Combine numbers don't match Miller's, but he could be a double digit Sack guy in the right defense.

Spence is a troubled dude, but he can turn the corner quicker and with more agility than anyone in the Draft since Miller. He doesn't have Miller's pure speed and burst, but he has that knack for beating the OT to the corner, and bending past him.

Second Choice: Tyler Boyd WR

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35.

Chargers

Defense: 3-4

Andrew Billings

NT/DT Baylor

6-1, 311, (PD) 4.96,

33" Arms, 31 Reps!

27/5" Vert, 9'5" Broad,

SS 4.77, 3-Cone 7.77,

 

*Joey Bosa-

DE Ohio ST

DB, DL, FS(FA), OC, OLT, TE, CB, WR(FA), LB. CB, 

2014 Picks:

1 (15) Melvin Gordon RB Wisconsin

2 (48) Denzel Perryman ILB Miami.

3 (83) Craig Mager, DB Texas State.

5 (153) Kyle Emanuel DE N Dakota St

6 (192) Darius Philon, NT, Arkansas

Key FA.:

Travis Benjamin WR

Dontrelle Inman WR

Antonio Gates TE/H-B

Chris Hairston, OT 

Kenny Wiggins OL

Brandon Mebane DT

Casey Hayward CB

Jahleel Addae S

Key FA. Signed:

Malcom Floyd WR  

John Phillips TE 

David Johnson FB

Johnnie Troutman G 

Joe Barksdale OT 
Jeffrey Linkenbach OT
J.D. Walton C 
Ricardo Mathews DE 

Joe Mays LB 
Patrick Robinson DB 
Brandian Ross DB 
Cassius Vaughn DB 

Kellen Clemens QB 

Key FA. Lost:

Donald Butler RB

Ladarius Green TE

Kendall Reyes DE  

Eric Weddle S

The Team: Teams averaged 4.8 yards per carry on them last season, and that has to stop. Plus, they need some help in the rush. They have one legit starter at 5-tech, and need help at NT as well. 

Rivers got killed last year, especially up the gut. Trevor Robinson has to be replaced if they want to continue to have Rivers as their QB. They had six different O-line combinations last year, and started six different guys at OLT. But like the Pats, their O-line woes where from injuries. The question is do they think if they have the players if all their guys are healthy. I'm not a King Dunlap guy, but they have always liked him, and he seems to work out well enough for them when he is healthy. Ronnie Stanley is certainly an option here. But some teams question his mentality, and whether you agree with it or not, those rumors keep popping up from teams. 

The Player:  3/30 The Baylor Three Part II: Andrew Billings.

The Reason: Billings is one the true freaks in this Draft. He looks like a pure NT, but he can get up field as well, and can push the pocket back.

Second Choice: Vonn Bell FS

5.

36.

Ravens

Defense: 3-4

*Kendall Fuller

CB Virginia Tech

6-2, 200, #23-   

6-5. 277, 34" Arms,

7.18 3-C, 4.44 SS, 

30 1/2" Vert, 9'2" Broad,

 

*Ronnie Stanley

OT Fighting Irish

CB, OLT, OLB, WR, CB, LB, QB, 

2014 Picks:

1 (26) Breshad Perriman, WR, UCF.

2 Maxx Williams TE Minnesota

3 (90) Carl Davis, DT, Iowa.

4 Za'Darius Smith, DE, Kentucky

4 (125) Javorius Allen, RB, USC

4 (136) Tray Walker, DB, Texas S.

5 (171) Nick Boyle, TE, Delaware.

5 (176) Robert Myers, OG, Tenn St

6 Darren Waller, WR, Georgia Tech

Key Free Agents Signed:

Mike Wallace WR

Benjamin Watson TE 

Chris Ivory RB 

Albert McClellan LB

Nigel Bradham LB

Eric Weddle FS

Justin Tucker K

Key F.A.:
Jimmy Clausen QB  
Chris Givens WR  
Allen Reisner TE 

Richard Gordon TE  

Chris Carter LB 
Shareece Wright CB 

Morgan Cox LS 

Key F.A.Lost:

Matt Schaub QB

Kelechi Osemele OT

Daryl Smith LB

Courtney Upshaw LB

Chris Canty DL

Will Hill S

The Team: They will have to address the secondary in later rounds. They could use their next two picks on DBs, and still not be done. I had DBs as three of their top six needs last year, and they addressed the secondary with one 4th Round pick. Then shockingly had just about the worst pass defense in the NFL. "It was awful," Harbaugh said of the secondary. "We had a timing issue, technique issue. We didn't match up correctly on the bunch route. We had two guys playing one way, one guy playing another way. It was bad. It has to be better than that. It's no individual guy's fault. It's just not as good as it needs to be. I'll take responsibility for that." I don't think that will happen again this year. With four Corners all worthy of being picked in the top ten, if they run as expected at the Combine or Pro Days.  

The Player:  9/24 2016 NFL Draft: Kendall Fuller CB.

The Reason: Fuller had a terrible season in 2015. However, he was a top ten pick coming into the season with Ramsey and Hargreaves. He got injured and had microfracture surgery in September. He could be a big addition when healthy.

The secondary was their top need last year, and they didn't address it. "As far as the situation," Harbaugh said about his secondary, "as far as the way guys play and all, yes, that's disappointing. We're better than that. We're way better than that. We have been better than that. We expected to be better than that." It is their top need again this year, and it will be interesting to see if they address it.

Second Choice: Jonathan Bullard DE/OLB

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Chiefs

Defense: 3-4

*Tyler Boyd

WR Pittsburgh

6-1 1/2, 197, (PD) 4.5,

34" Vert, 9'11" Broad,

6.9 3-Cone, 4.35 SS,

32" Arm, 11 Reps,

 

WR, LB(FA), DL, ORT/OLT, OL, DL, DB,

2015 Picks:

1 Marcus Peters, CB, Washington

2 (49) Mitch Morse, OC Missouri.

3 (76) Chris Conley, WR Georgia

3 (98) Steven Nelson DB Oregon St

4 (118) Ramik Wilson ILB Georgia.

5 (172) DJ Alexander LB Oregon St

5 James O'Shaughnessy TE Illinois St

6 Rakeem Nunez-Roches, DL, Southern Miss

7 Da'Ron Brown, WR, N. Illinois

Key Free Agents Signed:

Mitchell Schwartz OT 

Rod Streater WR

Eric Berry S (Tagged) 

Derrick Johnson ILB 

Tamba Hali OLB/PR

Jamell Fleming CB

Key Free Agents:
Jason Avant WR   
Jaye Howard DE  
Marcus Cooper DB 

Husain Abdullah DB 

Key Players Missing:

Justin Houston OLB/PR

Key Free Agents:

Chase Daniel QB 

Donald Stephenson OT 

Jeff Allen OG/OT

Mike DeVito DE (R)

Frank Zombo LB 

Sean Smith CB 

Tyvon Branch S

The Team: KC has some concerns in the WR corps. I don't think they plan to take a WR in the 1st, so they need to get lucky here.

The Player:  9/24 2016 NFL Draft: Tyler Boyd WR.

The Reason: This would be the perfect fit for Boyd. He would have a veteran QB with nice accuracy and touch throwing to him. And a speedster on the other side to take the top off the defense. It is too perfect to happen.

Second Choice: Derrick Henry RB

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38.

Jaguars

Defense: 4-3

Jarran Reed-

DL Alabama

6-3, 315, 

 

*Jalen Ramsey

DB FLA ST

CB, DB, DL, OC, OL, CB, 

2014 Picks:

1 (3) Dante Fowler Jr., DE, Florida.

2 (36) T.J. Yeldon, RB, Alabama.

3 (67) A.J. Cann, OG, South Carolina.

4 (104) James Sample, S, Louisville.

5 (139) Rashad Greene, WR, FLA ST

6 (180) Michael Bennett, DT Ohio St

7 (220) Neal Sterling WR Monmouth

7 (229) Ben Koyack, TE Notre Dame

Key F.A. Signed:

Chris Ivory  RB

Kelvin Beachum OLT

Mackenzy Bernadeau OG

Stefen Wisniewski OC

Malik Jackson DL

Tashaun Gipson S 

Key Free Agents:

Chad Henne QB 
Clay Harbor TE 
Marcedes Lewis TE 
Bernard Pierce RB 
Bryan Walters WR     

Key F.A. Lost:

Zane Beadles OG

Sam Young OT

Andre Branch DE 

Olivier Vernon OLB
Chris Clemons DE

Bryan Anger P

The Team: They need help along their D-line. They have to get some pressure on the QB. 

The Player: He is such a versatile D-linemen. "Real physical run stopper, improvement of my pass rush, I'm getting better as I go," Reed said. "I'm a hard worker, love playing with intensity and my mental focus. To me, they’re all projections and you can’t go just off the he said, she said. I’m just in here really focused, trying to grind and get better each and every day." He is all about working to get better.
It worked, as he got better this past season. "Jarran Reed was a third or fourth round pick guy last year," Saban said. "I don’t know what his draft status is exactly, but I think it's way-way higher, and possibly even a first-round guy." So it looks like it was the right decision returning this past season, and becoming a Champ.
Hard work and talent go a long way in the NFL. "It paid off a lot," Reed said. "Just to come back to get my degree, first and foremost, because we’re all student-athletes in college. That was a great opportunity because I improved myself as a player and as a person. And just getting more coaching by the best coaches in the country. I was real thankful for that opportunity." He certainly did get better as well.

Reed and Robinson look like the two best Nose tackles in this Draft. "If [Robinson] comes out, it will be interesting to see who goes first; him or Reed," an NFC Exec said.. (Robinson) is big and talented but raw. Reed, man that guy can go. He's not the specimen that [Robinson] is but he's got the best hands of anyone I've studied so far." He looks like a plug and play NT to me.

Reed is a big NFL Nose Tackle. "He doesn't thrill me," a scout said. "He's a nose tackle. Maybe somebody will get fired up on him. Not a pass-rush guy." He can hold up the middle, and allow linebackers to run to the ball.

He lost 12-pounds this past season. "I [needed] play faster and stay in the game longer," Reed said. "The game is changing a lot. Weight is a real big issue. At a smaller weight, it's really better because you're faster, you're lighter, you're more mobile." He showed flashes of getting up field last season.

He looked like a plug and play nose tackler at the Senior Bowl. "I didn't realize how well he ran until he chased down Wentz in the Senior Bowl," another scout said. "I'd take him and not look back. You don't see his pass rush but I think he can. I think he can play nose, too." He is a nose tackle, who has a knack for finding a seam to the quarterback every now and again.

SENIOR (2015): The backbone of the Crimson Tide’s run-stuffing defensive front ... selected as a second team All-SEC honoree by the Associated Press ... made 28 career starts in Tuscaloosa, including all 15 games in 2015 ... fourth on the team in tackles with 57 total, including 56 rushing stops ... had 4.5 tackles for a loss (-8 yards), including one sack (-3 yards), two pass breakups, eight quarterback hurries and one fumble recovery ... earned defensive player of the week honors from the UA coaching staff for his efforts against Wisconsin, Middle Tennessee, Ole Miss, ULM, Arkansas and Tennessee.

The Reason: The need someone in the middle to stuff the run, and play the Mebane role that the Jags HC used so well in Seattle.

Second Choice: Vonn Bell FS

8.

39.

Buccaneers

Defense: 4-3

*Kevin Dodd- 

Edgerusher Clemson

6-5. 277, 34" Arms,

7.18 3-C, 4.44 SS, 

30 1/2" Vert, 9'2" Broad,

 

*Vernon Hargreaves III-

CB FLA

CB, S, DE, OG, OT, DT, CB, WR 

2014 Picks:

1 (1) Jameis Winston, QB, FLA ST

2 (34) Donovan Smith, OT, Penn ST

2 (61) Ali Marpet, OG, Hobart.

4 (124) Kwon Alexander, ILB, LSU.

5 (162) Kenny Bell, WR, Nebraska.

6 (184) Kaelin Clay, WR, Utah

7 (231) Joey Iosefa, RB, Hawaii.

Key FA Signed:

Doug Martin RB 

J.R. Sweezy OG

Daryl Smith LB

Brent Grimes CB

Chris Conte S 

Bryan Anger P

Key Free Agents:

Bobby Rainey RB 
Larry English DE 

Da'Quan Bowers DE 
Tony McDaniel DT 
Henry Melton DT 

Mike Jenkins CB 
Sterling Moore CB 
Keith Tandy S 

The Team: They were one of the worst passrushing teams in the NFL last year. Getting a guy who can get 10 or more sacks every year has to be a priority for this team.

The Player:3/24 The Clemson Three Part III: Kevin Dodd.  

The Reason: Dopson is the top passing rushing talent left on the Board. They need someone who can get up field and hit the quarterback. Dobbs is a beast on  the field, but he is a one year wonder. 

Second Choice: Cody Whitehair OG

9.

40.

Giants

Defense: 4-3

*A'Shawn Robinson

DT Alabama 

6-4, 312, (U) 5.19, Split-1.79,

34 1/2" Arms, 22 reps,

26" Vert, 8'8" Broad, 

4.74 SS, 7.8 3-C, 

 

**Eli Apple

CB Ohio ST

OLT, DT, RB, TE, DE, DB, RB, OL, WR,

2014 Picks:

1 (9) Ereck Flowers, OL, Miami.

2 (33) Landon Collins, SS, Alabama.

3 Owamagbe Odighizuwa, DE, UCLA

5-144 Mykkele Thompson DB Texas

6 (186) Geremy Davis, WR, UConn.

7 (226) Bobby Hart, OT, FLA ST.

Key F.A. Signed:

Victor Cruz WR

Jason Pierre-Paul DE

Damon Harrison, DT 

Jasper Brinkley LB

Keenan Robinson LB

Kelvin Sheppard LB

Janoris Jenkins CB

Rodney McLeod DB

Zak DeOssie LS

Key F.A.:

Markus Kuhn T

Brandon Mosley G
Dallas Reynolds C 
Daniel Fells TE 
Hakeem Nicks WR 
George Selvie DE 

Barry Cofield DT 

Cullen Jenkins DT  

Jayron Hosley CB 
Trumaine McBride CB 
Brandon Meriweather S 

Craig Dahl, S 

Danny Aiken LS  

Josh Brown, K 

Key F.A. Lost:

Rueben Randle WR 

Geoff Schwartz OL

Robert Ayers DE

Prince Amukamara CB

The Team: They need a big guy inside to make their outside rushers look better.

The Player: Robinson is so big, and he can move around a little in space. Amazing feet moving sideways in bag drill. He has some explosion in his hips that he can use to give a heavy hit. He hops to the right nicely. Surprising agility and bursts sometimes. Robinson is a fireplug. You are just not going to move him out of the middle. "Playing in this conference and doing the things I've done has really helped me and prepared me," A'Shawn said. "I think I bring a lot with everything I can do, I can do a little bit of everything. There are a lot of special players in the draft, but I feel like I do a lot of things better than other people." 3-4 teams are going to be looking at him as a Nose Tackle. He is an old school D-Tackle, who will stop the run first and foremost. "He's a big, wide-bodied, put-together, athletic kid," a scout said. "It's hard to budge him unless he's taking a gap. He plays sound, he's great with his hands vs. the run. It's tough for double-teams to move him, and he can get slippery as a pass rusher." Plus, he has a few surprising bursts up field where he scares the crap out of the quarterback every game.

JUNIOR (2015): A consensus Freshman All-American during his first year on campus ... named consensus All-American in 2015, earning first-team votes from the Sporting News, Associated Press, FWAA and AFCA ... also earned second-team nods from Walter Camp and USA Today ... finalist for the Outland Trophy … a disruptive force on the inside, 35 of his 43 tackles have come on runs with 7.5 for a loss (-25 yards), while adding 10 quarterback hurries, two pass breakups, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

The Reason: Robinson is another 1st Round talent who slips into the 2nd Round. Like Eli Apple, he is still only 20-years old and one of the youngest players in the Draft.

Second Choice: Myles Jack LB

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41.

Bears

Defense: 3-4

*Carl Nassib

DE/OLB Penn ST

6-7.1, 279, (O) 4.84,

34 1/2" Arm, 21 Reps,

38.5" Vert, 9'6" Broad,

7.27 3-Cone, 4.37 SS,

 

*Ronnie Stanley

OT Fighting Irish

QB, DE/PR, OLT, MLB, TE, WR, CB,

2015 Picks:

1 (7) Kevin White, WR, West Virginia.

2 (39) Eddie Goldman, NT, FLA ST

3 (71) Hroniss Grasu, OL, Oregon.

4 Jeremy Langford, RB Michigan St

5 (142) Adrian Amos, S, Penn ST

6 (183) Tayo Fabuluje, OT, TCU.

Key F.A.:

Alshon Jeffery WR (Tagged)

Zach Miller TE 

Danny Trevathan ILB 

Key F.A.:

Jacquizz Rodgers RB 
Deonte Thompson WR

Marc Mariani, WR
Josh Bellamy WR 

Rob Housler TE 
Will Montgomery C 
Vladimir Ducasse G  

Mitch Unrein DE
Jarvis Jenkins DE 

Sam Acho OLB 
Shea McClellin ILB 

Alan Ball CB 

Tracy Porter CB 
Sherrick McManis CB 
Ryan Mundy S 
Chris Prosinski S 
Sherrod Martin S 

Key F.A. Lost:

Matt Forte RB

Akiem Hicks DE

The Team: The Bears have to get some help on the Edge, and this is a good year for it. They will be looking for some 3-4 OLB. "It's a little hard to say right now," Fox said. "We're going to be a 3-4 terminology wise. We haven't had our players on the grass yet so until we evaluate that [it's hard to say]. We've looked at a whole lot of tape, not as much as we need to continue to do. That'll help us define what we're going to be and how we're going to use the pieces." So they could go a lot of ways here, including getting a QB to groom behind Cutler for a few years.

There are some freakish rushers in this Draft. What makes them so different is they they are great rushers off the edge with burst and speed, but there are five guys who are listed over 270-pounds: Dodd, Nassib, Oakman, Lawson, and Ogbah. That is a list of some great college edgerushers, but they are all also huge for rushers.

The Player: 3/24 The Penn State Three Part I: Carl Nassib.

The Reason: There are some freakish rushers in this Draft. What makes them so different is they they are great rushers off the edge with burst and speed, but there are five guys who are listed over 270-pounds: Dodd, Nassib, Oakman, Lawson, and Ogbah. That is a list of some great college edgerushers, but they are all also huge for rushers. 

Second Choice: Christian Hackenberg QB

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42.

Miami

Defense: 4-3

*Derrick Henry

RB Alabama

6-1, 242, 

 

*Laremy Tunsil-

OLT Mississippi

RB, CB, OLB, DB, RB(FA), WR, OG, OL, DE, MLB(FA), FB/TE, LB, CB, 

2015 Picks:

1 (14) DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville.

2 (52) Jordan Phillips, DT, Oklahoma.

4 (114) Jamil Douglas, OL, Arizona St

5 (145) Bobby McCain, CB, Memphis

5 (149) Jay Ajayi, RB, Boise State.

5 Cedric Thompson DB Minnesota.

5 (156) Tony Lippett WR Michigan St

Key F.A. Signed:

Mario Williams DE
Kiko Alonso LB

Byron Maxwell CB

Key F.A.:

Shelley Smith OG 

Jacques McClendon OG
Matt Moore,QB 
Derrick Shelby  DE  

Kelvin Sheppard LB 

James- Michael Johnson LB

Spencer Paysinger LB 

Louis Delmas S 

Key F.A. Lost:

Lamar Miller RB

CJ Anderson LOL

Rishard Matthews WR 

Olivier Vernon DE 

Brent Grimes CB

The Team: They lost Miller and CJ Anderson to free agency and need an RB who can step right in and play. Damien Williams is a decent 3rd down back who be an average lighting if he had some thunder

The Player:  4/07 The Alabama Three Part I: Derrick Henry.

The Reason: Henry is an old school RB. He will make everybody on the offense Better. Tannehill desperately needs someone who can make him better. Ajayi and Williams are not going to make him better in any way. 

Second Choice: Kendall Fuller CB

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43.

Titans

Defense: 3-4

Darian Thompson

FS Boise ST

6-2, 213, (PD) 4.6,

32.5" Vert, 9'10" Broad,

7.26 3-Cone, 4.33 SS,

30.3" Arm, 13 Reps,

 

Noah Spence

OLB Ohio ST

 

Germain Ifedi-

OT A&M

OT, FS, CB, OLB, RB, DT(FA), WR, 5-T, TE, WR, CB, DE, TE(FA), 

2014 Picks:

1 (2) Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon.

2 Dorial Green-Beckham WR Missouri

3 (66) Jeremiah Poutasi, OT, Utah.

4 (100) Angelo Blackson, DT Auburn

4 (108) Jalston Fowler, FB, Alabama.

5 (138) David Cobb, RB, Minnesota.

6 (177) Deiontrez Moun  LB Louisville

6 (208) Andy Gallikm OC, BC.

7 Tre McBride, WR, William & Mary.

Key F.A. Signed:

Matt Cassel QB

DeMarco Murray RB

Rishard Matthews WR 

Craig Stevens TE 

Byron Bell OT  

Ben Jones OC

Sean Spence LB 

Coty Sensabaugh CB 

Antwon Blake CB 

Michael Griffin S

Rashad Johnson S 

Key F.A.:
Dorin Dickerson TE   
Jamon Meredith G 

Mike Martin DE 
Al Woods DT 

Sammie Lee Hill DT

Brandon Harris CB 

Key F.A. Lost:

Matt Cassel QB 

Logan Mankins (R)

Joe Looney G

Zach Brown LB

Steven Johnson LB

The Team: The Titans need help in the secondary. The Titans secondary fell apart when McCourty got injured. They need another leader who can hold the secondary together if McCourty get hurt again (or leaves the team for the Pats next year).

The Player: Thompson is the best Safety in this Draft on tape. He is so good in coverage, and has that knack for catching the ball. 19 INTs is nothing to sneeze at. He can get over aggressive in coverage sometimes, and get burnt going for the ball, but if QBs make a mistake he can make them pay. He is great at tracking the ball in the air. He played at a slightly lower level, but he makes plays on the ball better than any other Safety in this Draft. That is more valuable than the big hitters. 

I love this kid. TMIWTMIL. He is the closet thing to a 1st Round Safety on Tape. But running a 4.7 really hurts him, but he ran a 4.6 flat at his Proday. Nice quick feet in pedal. He has some snap in his hips. He has some quick feet in pedal. He is terrific getting to the RB out in space. He can explode laterally out in space and make two blockers miss him. 

He is terrific against the run. He has garnered 242 tackles in his career, and also picked up 8.5 TFL. He has been a fulltime starter at Boise for almost four full season. Ton of experience and leadership qualities. I think he is a plug and play Safety, with a ton of versatility. Plays up in the Box a lot. He moves forward a lot before the ball is snapped

Combine: He had a tough Combine, and he could drop into the 3rd round. He ran a 4.69 to make a lot of teams uncomfortable taking him in the 2nd. But has still has his Proday to recover. Nice open field tackler. He likes to go low in space, when he has help behind him. 

Virginia: He moves forward a lot before the ball is snapped. I love how he run blitzes sideways up the field, and naturally sets the edge, and then makes the tackle. TMIWTMIL. He should be a 1st. He wins the 50-50 balls when the ball is in the air. Great Box safety. But then they put him out at FS and he grabs the INT. I have to do a Tape on this kid. He steps into the slot and covers the slot guy, and QBs don't even look his way. He will get beat by speed when he takes a bad angle. Covers kicks. 

Nevada 2014: When he is at FS he can hit the RB and knock him sideways 30-yards downfield when no one else touches him. Takes bad angles sometimes. Does a nice job hitting WRs right after they catch the ball. 

The Reason: Thompson was my favorite Safety from last year in the FBS.

Second Choice: Kamalei Correa DE/OLB

13.

44.

Raiders

Defense: 4-3

 

 

Chris Jones

DT Missippi State

6-6, 310, (O) 5.03, Split-1.7

34" Arm, 26 Reps,

 

Karl Joseph-

SS WVU

S, CB, WR, OC (FA), DL, S, CB, 

2014 Picks:

1 (4) Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama

2 (35) Mario Edwards, DT, FLA ST

3 (68) Clive Walford, TE, Miami

4 (128) Jon Feliciano, OG, Miami.

5 (140) Ben Heeney, ILB Kansas.

5 (161) Neiron Bell,O LB, Florida.

6 (179) Max Valles DE/OLB Virginia

7-218 Anthony Morris OT Tenn ST

7 (221) Andre Debose, WR, Florida.

7 (242) Dexter McDonald CB Kansas

Key F.A. Signed:

Andre Holmes WR 

Donald Penn OT

Kelechi Osemele OT

Bruce Irvin LB 

Aldon Smith LB 

Daren Bates LB

Sean Smith CB 

Reggie Nelson S 

Key F.A.: 

Khalif Barnes OT   
Justin Tuck DE  

Thomas Gafford LS 
Marquette King  P 

Key F.A. Lost:

Rod Streater WR

Jeremy Ross WR  

Tony Bergstrom OC

J'Marcus Webb OG

Taylor Mays DB

The Team: The Raiders finally have a QB, and some weapons around him. Signing the two big O-Tackles really bring this offense together. Now they just need a defense. 

The Player: Chris Jones is another enigma at DL. Even at the Combine he looks great and then not. He runs a 1.7 10-yard split, and then falls down, and his pants fall off. If he had any kind of consistency he'd be a 1st. But now I have no idea where he goes in the Draft. He is one of those guys who was great in high school so will go earlier than expected off tape. I wouldn't take him until the Third. Not real twitchy. Nice feet moving sideways in bags drill.

The Reason: They scored enough points to win more games, but they were 26th in pass defense. They got in too many shoot outs. 

Second Choice: Braxton Miller WR

14.

45.

Titans

Defense: 3-4

*Kamalei Correa

OLB Boise ST

6-2, 252, (O) 4.69,

31.5" Arm, 21 Reps, 

33" Vert, 9' Broad,

 

Jack Conklin-

OLT Michigan ST

 

*Kendall Fuller

CB Virginia Tech

 

Darian Thompson

FS Boise ST

OT, FS, CB, OLB, RB, DT(FA), WR, 5-T, TE, WR, CB, DE, TE(FA), 

2014 Picks:

1 (2) Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon.

2 Dorial Green-Beckham WR Missouri

3 (66) Jeremiah Poutasi, OT, Utah.

4 (100) Angelo Blackson, DT Auburn

4 (108) Jalston Fowler, FB, Alabama.

5 (138) David Cobb, RB, Minnesota.

6 (177) Deiontrez Moun  LB Louisville

6 (208) Andy Gallikm OC, BC.

7 Tre McBride, WR, William & Mary.

Key F.A. Signed:

Matt Cassel QB

DeMarco Murray RB

Rishard Matthews WR 

Craig Stevens TE 

Byron Bell OT  

Ben Jones OC

Sean Spence LB 

Coty Sensabaugh CB 

Antwon Blake CB 

Michael Griffin S

Rashad Johnson S 

Key F.A.:
Dorin Dickerson TE   
Jamon Meredith G 

Mike Martin DE 
Al Woods DT 

Sammie Lee Hill DT

Brandon Harris CB 

Key F.A. Lost:

Matt Cassel QB 

Logan Mankins (R)

Joe Looney G

Zach Brown LB

Steven Johnson LB

The Team: Correa is a pure OLB who can blitz and is great in coverage. They are going to have to jettison some of the big name underachievers, and when that happens they better have some backups. This is a pick that will probably make more sense in 2017, as Correa has some toughen up to do in the Run game. He is a 1st Round talent against the pass, and one of the worst run defenders I have ever seen play OLB.

The Player: 4/16 Designated Rusher: Kamalei Correa.

The Reason: The Titans need help in the rush. They have to get guys to help their QB, and get guys to stop their opponents QBs.

Second Choice: Alex Collins RB

15.

46.

Lions

Defense: 4-3

Michael Thomas

WR Ohio State 

6-5, 237, (O) 4.57, PD-4.55,

32.1" Arm, 18 Reps,

6.8 3-C! (O) 4.13,

10'6" Broad! 35" Vert, 

 

Taylor Decker

OT Ohio State

DE/PR, WR, S, DL(FA), OT, RB, DL, DL, S, LB, DL, WR, OL,

2014 Picks:

1 (28) Laken Tomlinson, OG Duke

2 (54) Ameer Abdullah RB Nebraska.

3 (80) Alex Carter, CB Stanford

4 (113) Gabe Wright, DT Auburn

5 (168) Michael Burton, RB Rutgers.

6 (200) Quandre Diggs, CB, Texas.

7 Corey Robinson OT S. Carolina

Key F.A. Signed:

Dan Orlovsky QB

Stevan Ridley RB

Marvin Jones WR

Tim Wright TE

Geoff Schwartz OL

Haloti Ngata DT 

Tyrunn Walker DT 

Stefan Charles DL

Tahir Whitehead LB

Crezdon Butler CB

Johnson Bademosi CB

Darrin Walls CB

Rafael Bush S

Tavon Wilson S

Key F.A.:

Lance Moore WR  
Bear Pascoe TE 
Corey Wootton DE

 Darryl Tapp DE 

Jason Jones DE/DT
Jermelle Cudjo DT  

Josh Wilson CB  

James Ihedigbo S 

Don Muhlbach LS 

Key F.A. Lost:

Calvin Johnson WR (R)

Manny Ramirez OG 

Travis Lewis LB 

Isa Abdul-Quddus S

The Team: Thomas is a big plug and play WR.  

The Player: 4/20 Michael Thomas: He Checks All the Boxes: Part II. 

The Team: They are absolutely desperate for a WR who can step in and play next season. 

Second Choice: Sterling Shepard WR

16.

47.

Saints

Defense: 4-3

*Vonn Bell

FS Ohio State

5-11, 203, (PD) 4.51

Vert 30 1/2", Broad 9'10",

32.3" Arms, 16 Reps,

 

Shaq Lawson

DE Clemson

Defense,

2015 Picks: 

1 (13) Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford.

1 Stephone Anthony LB Clemson

2 Hau'oli Kikaha, DE, Washington

3  Garrett Grayson QB Colorado St

3 (78) P.J. Williams, CB, FLA ST

5 (148) Davis Tull DE Chattanooga

5-154 Tyeler Davison DT Fresno St

5 (167) Damian Swann, DB, Georgia

7 (230) Marcus Murphy RBMissouri

Key F.A. Signed: 

Luke McCown QB

Coby Fleener TE

Michael Hoomanawanui TE

Tim Hightower RB

Travaris Cadet RB 

Nick Fairley DL 

James Laurinaitis LB

Craig Robertson LB

Jamarca Sanford S

Kai Forbath K

Key F.A.:  
Matt Flynn QB 
Kendall Hunter RB  
Tony Hills OT 

Mike McGlynn OT  
Kevin Williams DT 

Anthony Spencer LB 
James Anderson LB

Chris Owens CB 
Kyle Wilson CB    

Key Free Agents Lost:

Benjamin Watson TE 

Khiry Robinson RB

The Team: They need D. "I think we’re always trying to add good players," Loomis said. "We like the guys we have. We have some young guys back there. We have Keenan (Lewis) coming off the injury, but he’s been a good player for us in the past and we expect a lot of things from him. Obviously we are real surprised by Delvin (Breaux) and the performance he had, so we are looking for him to build on that and we have some young guys as I said. I don't think we view that as a critical need and yet there’s an opportunity to get a really good player, so we took a shot." They need a Safety who can bring this secondary together.

The Player: Vonn might be the best cover safety in this Draft. He wasn't the signal caller in the secondary, but he did step up into the Slot and cover WRs. Great hitter on the sideline in coverage. When a WR catch it on the sideline he can really line him up. Bell looked bigger to start the season against V-Tech. He could get himself into the 2nd Round with a great junior season. He can hit the WR out of bounds on a sideline pattern. Great hitter. He can come off of man coverage, turn, and take out the deep receiver going down the seam. great in coverage. He can step into the Slot and cover the slot guy like a CB. He might be the best cover safety in this Draft. He stepped into the slot to cover the 3rd WR a lot last season. This really increased his value. If you have a Safety who can play Cover One, and also step up into the Slot and cover the slot-WR, you can stay in your base defense more. You can keep your bigger and better players on the field to stuff the run, and blitz from different angles. TMIWTMIL. He and Darian Thompson are the two top Safeties in this Draft.

The Reason: When fantasy geeks are making money going against your defense every week it is time for a defense heavy Draft. Consistently one of the worst defenses every week last season.

Second Choice: Artie Burns CB