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PICKS 32-47

1st Round

Picks 1-11.

Picks 12-22.

Picks 23-32.

2nd Round

Picks 32-47.

Picks 48-63.

3rd Round

Picks 32-47.

Picks 48-63.

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Team

My Picks: 

Key Needs:

Team Moves:

1.

64.

Titans

Defense: 3-4

CJ Prosise

RB Fighting Irish

6-1, 219, (O) 4.48,  

SS 4.48, 3-Cone 7.32

35.5" Vert, 10'1" Broad, 

 

Jack Conklin-

OLT Michigan ST

 

Mackensie Alexander-

CB Clemson

 

Darian Thompson

FS Boise ST

 

*Kamalei Correa

OLB 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: They have to get an RB to help Mariota.

The Player: 4/09 Player Pats Need Post Free Agency Part I: CJ Prosise. 

4th Round: Willie Henry DT

2.

65.

Browns

Defense: 3-4

*Joshua Perry

ILB Ohio State

6-3 3/4, 255, (O) 4.68

33.7" Arm, 20 Reps,

7.24-C! (O) 4.43,

10'4" Broad! 33.5" Vert, 

 

*Corey Coleman

WR Baylor

 

Connor Cook

QB Michigan ST

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.:

Demario Davis LB

Key F.A.:

Terrelle Pryor WR 

Austin Pasztor G 
Tank Carder ILB 
Craig Robertson ILB Johnson Bademosi CB
Don Jones S 

Key F.A. Lost:

Johnny Manziel QB

Travis Benjamin WR 

Mitchell Schwartz OT 

Alex Mack OC

Tashaun Gipson S 

The Team: The Browns has a ton of trouble swirling around their linebackers. They also need an ORT.

The Player: Perry is such a big strong guy. He can really move on the field. He plays with power and explosion. He has garnered 229 tackles over the past two season. He also would step into the Slot on the strongside and cover the slot guy sometimes. Not something I'd like to see him do  lot in the NFL, but  he does have some coverage skills. 

Mich ST: When he sees the RB trying to get outside, he gets there fast. He can make the pulling OG miss in space. He will play a short zone, and when the QB takes off he can really put  a hurt on him. Nice recovery speed in coverage. He uses his long arms so well to shove off the OG and make the tackle on the RB. With so much talent around him you tend to forget how good he is. He is very difficult to block, because of his strength, change of direction quickness, and hands. 

Michigan: He has become so much better against the run this season. We were all expecting Lee to take over, and it was Perry instead. He is the most aware linebacker on Ohio ST. He is the best LB at taking on blockers as well. He looks like a big, strong, and explosive 3-4 ILB on the field. TMIWTMIL. He has nice feet dropping into coverage. He can cover some ground in coverage. He can run with the big tight end down the seam. I think he is a three down NFL linebacker. He plays so low that he looks smaller on the field. Smooth feet moving sideways.

V-Tech: He slides laterally so well on runs to the other side, and meets the RB in the hole. He is so tough on the goal line. He has that knack for finding the QB on the goal line. He reads it and hits the hole fast. He can take on the FB in the hole, shed, and make the tackle on the RB on the one half yard line. He is terrific outside on the Slot WR, and when they try to run to his side, he can shove the Slot guy back three yards with one burst up field. Powerful hands, when he puts his legs into it. Better in a zone than man.

Penn ST: Looks best when he going down hill. He can blitz a little moving forward. Better lateral quickness than I remember. He can shed the OG in the hole. He looks like an NFL ILB in the run game. Not sure about him in the 4-3. He is more power and strength than a space player. Smart and aware in coverage, but doesn't always have the speed you want. He takes nice angles outside. But a real fast and shifty RB can get by him sometimes. He's not a 1st Round pick, but he will play ILB for a 3-4 team for a long time.

Ohio State Overview: Perry played in 52 games, started 39 times at linebacker for the Buckeyes and was voted a team co-captain as a senior. He finished his career ranking 16th all-time at Ohio State with 298 tackles, including a team-leading 124 (second-most in the Big Ten) during the 2014 national championship season and 105 (second on the team) in 2015. He was named an all-Big Ten first-team linebacker by the league's coaches as a senior and honorable mention All-American by SI.com. His play on the field coupled with his deeds off the field earned Perry the honor of being a Lott IMPACT Trophy finalist, selection - one of only 11 from the FBS - to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team and one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award. He was also on the watch list for the Butkus and Bednarik awards. Graduated in December with his degree in consumer and family financial services.
2015 Season (Senior): First team All-Big Ten by the coaches and second team by the media ... Lott IMPACT award finalist ... started all 13 games at linebacker ... second on the team with 105 tackles, including 53 solo ... part of a defensive unit that ranked No. 2 in the FBS in fewest points allowed (15.1) and No. 9 in total defense (311.3) ... recorded five double-digit tackle games, including a season-high 15 vs. Michigan State ... recorded 7.5 TFL, 3.5 sacks, 4 PBUs and 4 QBHs on the year ... game-high 10 tackles, 1 PBU and 0.5 TFL in the win at Michigan ... missed most of the Penn State game with an ankle injury sustained in the first quarter ... 9 tackles at Illinois ... 10 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 1 PBU and 1 QBH vs. Minnesota ... had 13 tackles, 2.0 TFL and 1.0 sack in the win over Western Michigan ... 7 tackles and 1.0 sack vs. Maryland ... led the team with four solo tackles and had 8 total in the win at Virginia Tech ... also had a team-high seven tackles vs. Hawai'i, including 1.0 sack ... 10 tackles, 1 QBH and PBU in the win over NIU ... Bednarik and Nagurski award watch lists ... 2015 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team and Senior CLASS Award finalist.

Second Choice: Leonte Carroo WR

3.

66.

Chargers

Defense: 3-4

Nick Martin

OC/OG Notre Dame

6-4, 299, (O) 5.22,

32 1/2" Arm, 28 Reps,

8'1", 7.57 3-C,

 

*Joey Bosa-

DE Ohio ST

 

Andrew Billings

NT/DT Baylor

DB, FS(FA), OC, OLB, NT, 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: Tough choice, but they can pick up a Safety way down into the 5th Round who can start. If they don't get a legit NFL OC, Rivers will continue to hit by big DTs coming right up the middle.

The Player: Martin is a big time prospect with great blood lines. Excellent goal line blocker. Plug and play OC. Light on his feet. All business at the Combine. Nice quick more to the right right off the snap in kickslide drill. Stayed low an in control in mirror drill.

Senior Bowl: He played some guard at the SB, and showed he could pull and lead the RB into the whole. He is dominate on the double team block. He will drive the DT ten yards sideways. He gave up a tackle to Clemson DT #94 on their first 3rd down. He is very good at turning and double the DT late, when he is beating the OG to the QB when no one rushes his lane. Plays just as tough against the run as the pass. He looked great in rush drills. 

Stanford: He can get stood up by the DT. Smooth moving backward in pass pro. He can get stood up in pass pro, but then grab hold with an under hand technique and hold on. Heavy hands turning and hitting the DT on the double. Voted team captain and is known to be a great leader. Like his brother, he consistently uses suburb technique. But he is not as big and strong as his brother. 

UMass: Very impressive player. Shotgun snap is never a problem. Started for three seasons. Nice quick hands to get them up and into DT. Picks up blockers flawlessly. Played OG as well. He easily handled the UMass D-linemen with his hands and balance. He plays with great balance and feet.

Virginia: Tough inside blocker who could play a little lower sometimes. He gets some nice push inside in the run game. Not explosive off the snap like his brother, more of a positional blocker. 

When you talk about bloodlines, Nick has it. "I think the strength of the offensive line is in the pack. It's the group. But the one guy is the guy with the same last name," coach Kelly said. "So it hasn't gone very far. Nick Martin is the leader of that group, all right, it's pretty clear." He has a lot of similar traits that have made his brother Zach successful in the NFL. He has his balance, smarts and leadership. He also has his consistency. "That's one of the best compliments you can have in football, 'consistency'," Zach's brother said. "It's no matter what happens, no matter what circumstances, he's going to get the job done." He gets it done almost as consistently as his brother.
Plus, he is tough, a fighter, and makes all the checks and calls at the line for the Fighting Irish. "A lot of that has been passed on from Zack," the ND HC Brian Kelly said. "That's why I consider him one of the great captains of my career. Because he passed on so much of that, and they are just following from a lot of what he passed on." If you want to be an OC in the NFL, you have to have the brains and leadership to run the Line. I really like how he uses his hands inside. He can get real physical with his hands, and then keep his legs driving to power DTs sideways and back. "You always want to be more physical, that’s the nature of the position," Martin said. "You really just want to go out and hit guys, and I think we want to do that on a more consistent basis this year." He was out there hitting guys at the Senior Bowl.

4th Round: Tyvis Powell SS 

4.

67.

Cowboys

Defense: 4-3

Dak Prescott

QB Mississippi ST

6-2 1/4, 226, (PD) 4.5,

34" Vert, 9'11" Broad,

6.9 3-Cone, 4.35 SS,

32" Arm, 11 Reps,

 

 

*Ezekiel Elliott

RB Ohio State

 

Noah Spence

OLB Ohio ST

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: Okay, reality check! Romo broke his shoulder, twice, last season, for a grand total of three times he broke his friggin' collar bone. “What is the one unequivocal fact that you can count on relative to the preparation of this draft and on draft day is that I’m planning on Romo being the quarterback for the next 4 or 5 years," Jones said. "That's a fact. You won’t see a decision on draft day that will fly in the face of not believing, from our standpoint, that he’ll be our quarterback for four or five years." That is such ridiculous BS that have to be a racist Trump supporter to believe such nonsense. Two-seconds after the Combine ends, the misinformation overtakes the NFL like a Trump rally. You cannot believe the words that are coming out their mouths.

Romo ain't playing for four or five more years. He held off very late to have his radical sawing, sanding, fusing shoulder surgery thing. They showed last season that they have nothing behind him. When he goes down, and he will not last the season again this year, the team completely falls apart. They are still under the delusion that they are a contending team picking 4th in the NFL Draft. Well if you really believe that, than this is your one true chance to get a young back up to develop behind your one shouldered quarterback.

It doesn't take long for the Trump style, "I'm not a racist, I just purposely provoke racism in others," backpedal. "Let's just put it like this: We all would be aware that to bet on [Kellen "are you kiddin' me"] Moore for our backup quarterback has elements of risk to it," Jones said to prove he was in full misdirection-Draft mode. "I'm not so sure that that's any riskier than anything you would do with a decision in the future. On the other hand, what would enhance me taking risk is a big, bigger upside. If that upside is there, that ol' risk-reward situation, then yeah. This is as far as we're going to go here now with this, because I don't want to get involved in any type of tampering situation. We'd take some risk." Let the games begin.

If you really think you are a contender with Romo at QB, then you have to have a viable option behind him, or you will be picking 4th again next year. There is a strange delusion in Dallas that they are a top team in the NFL, while picking 4th. If you really believe that if Romo had stayed healthy you win the NFC East? Then your fatal flaw is at backup QB. Maybe Romo does stay healthy this season. But what about next season and the year after that. Would you rather have Lynch developing on the bench for a year or two or three as his backup, or place your Playoff hopes in the next wavier-wire weak-armed Weeden on the field as QB. What's his name? The weak-ass armed QB form Boise? Kellen Moore? Please.

The Player:  Prescott looked like a lock 2nd Round pick, and then got arrested after the Combine. "I want to make a statement, and first take complete responsibility for my actions," Prescott Said. "I'm very remorseful for my misjudgment. I want to apologize to my true supporters, my family, Mississippi State University, the NFL, and the kids who look up to me. I won't ask for forgiveness; however, I'll show the true man I am and exhibit my character through my actions and behavior moving forward." He looked like he had Wilson like character and brains, and then he go arrested for drunk driving after the Combine.  

I really like how he gets out of the pocket and throws the ball on the run. That is when he reminds me the most of Russell Wilson. "[He] stood on his combine numbers," Gil Brandt said. "Prescott is very athletic; displaying good quickness and good short accuracy on his throws during the workout." It is just so dumb to get arrested between the Senior Bowl and the Draft. You can't play QB in the NFL if you are going to make those kinds of mental mistakes. He played in a pistol offense. "Dropping back isn’t that difficult," Prescott said. "I'm athletic enough to do it and do it well. I just haven’t had enough reps at it." Players who get arrested between the Senior Bowl and the Draft just don't work out well. It just never works out well for them.

He has been working on playing from under center. "I feel like I know a couple of staffs pretty well, staffs I have a good feeling about, and the Cowboys are definitely one of them," Prescott said after visiting the Cowboys. "He showed me some specifics about which drop-backs go with the routes. Then we went in and watched some film for another 45 minutes or so. They had some questions about our offense and what my responsibilities are on certain plays, my reads, my checks. Coach Wilson spent some time showing me where the similarities are between their offense and what I did here, just kind of making connections where they could be made." He could still slip into the 2nd Round.

His DUI cost him a lot. He had such a great reputation that he had cultivated for four years, and then threw it all away to drive drunk. He held onto the ball for too long at the Senior Bowl. But he was a guy who reminded me of Russell Wilson at Wisconsin. I still think he has a lot of similar traits as Wilson, but his character is no longer top of line character, and that takes him out of the 1st for certain. Though he was a 1st Round talent on the field.

LSU 2014: Played through a lot of pressure. He tore up LSU in the 1st half, but then just held them off. The kid just keeps on winning. "I just stayed true to myself, trusted my teammates, trusted the coaches and we got it done," Prescott said. "Everybody's happy right now." He passed for 269 yards and two TDs. He ran for 102 yards, including a 56 yard TD run. 

Alabama: He is the whole Miss St offense. He runs the option so even the run game is passed onto him. I think he throws well enough standing in the pocket. He takes a hell of a beating every game. Threw the ball better as a Senior. He is one tough son of  a gun. Tough to bet against him. He is such a clutch winner. Throws better as the game goes on. He has learned to put the ball were only his guy can catch it.

Miss 2015: Throws well on the run. He can go from one side of the field to the other, and hit the WR on the opposite side of the field as his first read. He has a stronger arm than I remember. He can throw it with some speed on the ball. Nice  deep arm. Very smart kid who not only earned his Bachelors, he also got his Masters degree. I like his feet. He has nice footwork in the pocket.

NC State 2015: He continues to impress me. He is such a good runner, leader, and clutch thrower. He has an NFL arm. He does a nice job throwing over pressure. He is so good at avoiding rushers that it is scary. He makes guys miss in the pocket, and can still find a guy to throw too. He has nice size. I thought he was Russell Wilson's size, but he is listed at 6-2. You can seem him turn his head through his progression and hit the forth option. 

Senior Bowl: He started the 2nd quarter for the South team in the SB. He used his feet a little too much early. He showed very well in the SB. He held onto the ball a little too long on some throws. He threw it quicker each series. He was always such a great clutch QB at Miss ST, and he showed it again at the Senior Bowl. Great athlete at QB. He has to learn to throw it quicker, and then he has a shot to be a very good NFL QB. He brought the South team down at the end of the 1st half, and scored a pressure filled TD. His accuracy and mental game really improved his Senior year. He became a better and better thrower as he moved on. He was more thrower than runner as a senior, and I'm sure you can't say that about him before.

Combine: Great leader. He has a lot of similar traits as Russell Wilson. Nice arm. Anticipates throws nicely. Nice consistency in release. Nice feel when and where to throw the ball. Deep throws comes up short sometimes. But when he steps into it he can place it perfectly. I thought he had the third best footwork in his drops at the Combine. He has nice smooth feet in his drop. Nice footwork in throws in 7-step drop. He got arrested for drunk driving, which takes him out of the running for the 1st, and maybe the 2nd. QB is like no other position in pro sports. Just the slightest character flaw, or the hint of drugs, destroys QBs like no other position in any sport anywhere in the world.

CAREER: The most decorated player in Mississippi State history … Two-time All-American and two-time All-SEC quarterback … Second quarterback in school history to earn consecutive All-SEC first-team honors (Billy Stacy, 1956-57) … One of four players in FBS history and the second player in Southeastern Conference history (2007 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow) to throw for 70 touchdowns and rush for 40 touchdowns in a career … One of 10 players in FBS history and the second player in SEC history (Tebow) to pass for 8,500 yards and rush for 2,000 yards … Owns 38 school records (8 single-game, 15 single-season, 15 career) … Accounted for 114 career touchdowns, which ranks fourth in SEC history… Tallied 11,897 yards of total offense, which ranks third in SEC history … Rushed for 2,521 yards, the third most by a quarterback in SEC history … Also ranks in the top-20 in SEC history in rushing touchdowns (41, 9th overall, 2nd by a quarterback), passing touchdowns (70, 16th), total touchdowns scored (44, 10th), completion percentage (62.8, 12th), completions (734, 12th), passing yards (9,376, 11th), and passing efficiency (146.1, 12th) … One of three FBS quarterbacks the last two decades to rush for 10 touchdowns and throw for 10 touchdowns in three straight seasons (Tebow and Colin Kaepernick) … One of two players in SEC history (Tebow) with 25 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns in multiple seasons … The first SEC player since Tebow in 2008-09 to lead his team in rushing and passing in two different seasons … Played in 49 career games with 33 starts and owned a 23-10 record as a starter … Owns the best winning percentage as a starting quarterback in school history (.697) … One of just two players nationally in the last seven seasons to average over 265 yards passing and 75 yards rushing per game in a season (Manziel, 2012) … Threw for over 250 yards a school record 18 times and owns a school record nine 300-yard passing games ... Threw for over 200 yards and rushed for 100 yards in the same game six times … Twice ran, threw and caught a touchdown pass in the same game … Received his master’s degree in workforce leadership in December 2015 ... Received his undergraduate degree in educational psychology in December 2014 … Named Most Outstanding Player of the Senior Bowl in January after completing 7-of-10 passes and one touchdown

The Reason: They are in the market for a guy to groom behind Romo. "To get a chance to be a part of it all week long," Garrett said at the Senior Bowl. "[To] coach these guys. A lot of these players are going to have bright futures in the NFL. To say that we first saw them at the Senior Bowl. [We] had a chance to coach them day in and day out, and be around them. It's a privilege for us to be able to do that." Wentz is a great QB prospect who needs a little time.

4th Round: Miles Killebrew SS/OLB

5.

68.

49ers

Defense: 3-4

Leonte Carroo

WR Rutgers

6', 211, (O) 4.5, 

35.5" Vert, 10' Broad!

31.3"Arms, 14 Reps,

 

DeForest Buckner-

WR Arizona ST

 

Josh Garnett

OG Stanford

QB, WR, DL, RB, ILB, DL,  OG, WR, OLB/PR, DB, WR,

2014 Picks:

1 (17) Arik Armstead 5-T Oregon.

2 (46) Jaquiski Tartt, S, Samford.

3 (79) Eli Harold, OLB/PR, Virginia.

4 (117) Blake Bell, TE, Oklahoma.

4 (126) Mike Davis RB South Carolina

4 DeAndre Smelter WR Georgia Tech

5 (165) Bradley Pinion, P, Clemson.

6 (190) Ian Silberman, OT, BC.

7 (244) Trenton Brown, OT, Florida.

7 (254) Rory Anderson TE S Carolina

Key F.A. Signed:

Thad Lewis QB

Garrett Celek TE

Zane Beadles OG

Ian Williams DT 

Phil Dawson K

Key F.A.:

Colin Kaepernick QB

Anquan Boldin WR 
Reggie Bush RB 
Shaun Draughn RB   

Key F.A.:

Alex Boone G 

The Team: It looks like they are stuck with Kaepernick. But at least they can get him at least one decent WR to throw to. 

The Player: 4/20 Leonte Carroo: Steal Of the Draft.

4th Round: Cardale Jones QB

6.

69.

Jaguars

Defense: 4-3

TJ Green-  

CB/FS

6-2, 209, (O) 4.34!

10'9" Broad, 35.5"Vert,

7.05 3-Cone,

 

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 gave big money to Julius Thomas, but he is not a good blocker. Their other two TEs look like they are gone in free agency.  

The Player: 4/17 The Clemson Three Part IV: TJ Green.

4th Round: Max Tuerk OC

7.

70.

Ravens

Defense: 3-4

Bronson Kaufusi

OLB/DE BYU

6-6 7/8, 285,  (O) 4.94!

7.05 3-Cone! 4.25 SS!

34 1/2" Arm, 25 Reps!

9'3" Broad, 30" Vert,

 

*Ronnie Stanley

OT Fighting Irish

 

*Kendall Fuller

CB Virginia Tech

 

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: The Ravens got their QB and OLT. Now they have to find someone to hit the QB.

The Player: Kaufusi is another true freak in this Draft. He played OLB/DE for BYU. He is not a one year wonder. He had 15.5 sacks in his first three seasons. Last year he garnered 11 more. He played BYU's hybrid OLB role. Which means he played the same position as Fua and and Kyle Van Noy. Both guys were small linebacker who had to switch to a 4-3 team. He looked as athletic as those guys with the size of a D-tackle. When he gets too high, he can get washed past the QB. 

Cincinati: Plays with a nice pad level. When he is at DE, and can Dip under the shorter OLT. I don't know how he does it. But he has to work at keeping his pads down. He will get fooled by trickeration. Plays with his hand down like a 5-tech on one play and stands up on the next. Plays on both side of the line. He will be an OLB on the left, and then a 4-Tech on the right. He has a nice spin move he can use to get the OLT's outside shoulder. He will expose his gut sometimes to RB's on chip blocks, and it looks like it hurts. He can burst right up the gut and sack the QB, like he did against Cincy. 

Fresno: Very good at using his long arms to hold off the ORT as they slide outside on a Toss to his side. One thing about Kaufusi, the defense just doesn't look the same when he is subbed out. Nice quick inside move is an odd front. Very quick initial burst right off the snap in an odd front, but doesn't always turn it to power. He can hit the QB in a flash. Great hands on an inside slap move. He can slap off the hands of the ORT, and then slap off the hands of the ORG, and get to the QB to hit him as he throws. He got three sacks against Fresno. He can fake the blitz, jam the TE, and then zone drop and make a play on the WR while he is catching the ball.
Nebraska: The will stand him up at DE/OLB. He played more outside in 2014. He played more 5-Tech in odd fronts in 2015. Plays a lot of run first defense. Plays mostly 5-tech and DE/OLB. Great strong hands. His hands are constantly moving in the rush. It is very hard for an O-line to keep his grip on his shirt. He is not the fastest guy around the corner, but he is tough to slow down, and you always see his hands flashing and slapping at the blockers arms and hands. He is very adept at powering under the OLT and into the RB. Which is impressive when you realize how much he also plays on the edge. Really great job using his long arms to hold off the OLT, and will put the other arm up when the QB throws. He will drop into the flat in coverage, and does not look out of place covering the flat. Likes to lower his head and helmet crack the Tackle, and then try to spin inside or outside. Very tough move to stop. Nice little rip move inside. Terrific stunting inside. When he gets a little extra space to gather some speed, he is tough to stop moving to the QB. He also ran a top five 4.25 Short Shuttle.

Combine: 34.5" arms. Astonishing DT/OLB who looks like he can play OLB at 288-pounds. Incredible space athlete for a guy who is JJ Watt size. He really looked good moving sideways in bag drill. Nice bend. He has some quickness moving outside in coverage. He looked comfortable out in coverage drills. I like him in coverage, at 288-pounds. Ran a simply inhuman 7.03 in the 3-Cone Drill at 6-6 286 pounds. How is that possible?

2015 Senior Year: Named to the Phil Steele Preseason All-Independent First Team. Selected to the Nagurski Trophy Watch List. Named to the Bednarik Award Watch List. Allstate AFCA Good Works Nominee. Finished the game against UConn with three tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss and his second-career interception. Recorded the first punt block of his career in the second quarter against ECU. Ended the game against Cincinnati with three sacks (his fourth multi-sack game of his career), a forced fumble, and a field goal block. Upped his career sack total to 22 with a half sack and one tackle for loss to go along with six tackles against San Jose State. Recorded 10 total tackles for a career high and to go along with three tackles for loss and two forced fumbles against Mizzou. Recorded three sacks, four tackles for loss, one pass breakup and a blocked field goal against Fresno State. Notched his third and fourth blocked kicks of the year against Utah State and passed Kyle Van Noy for No. 2 in BYU career sacks since 2000 with 26.5 total. Recorded nine total tackles with seven solo stops, three tackles for loss and one pass breakup in the Las Vegas Bowl, passing David Nixon’s for No. 3 in BYU history for career tackles for loss with 44. Received letterman honors while starting all 13 games.

4th Round: Will Redmond CB

8.

71.

Giants

Defense: 4-3

Nick Vannett-

TE Ohio State

6-6.1, 255, PD 4.85,

4.2 SS! 11.5 60-yard!

34 1/4" Arm, 17 Reps,

30.5" Vert, 9'5" Broad,

 

*Ezekiel Elliott

RB Ohio State

 

Vernon Butler

DT Louisiana Tech

 

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 Player: Vannett had the best hands of the TEs at the Combine. He can really reach out for the ball way out in front of him. Terrific hands. Nice job locating ball over his head. He had a big catch on the 4-yard line against Alabama (2014). Not afraid to get his nose in there. He is a good blocker, and they blocked a lot last season. Shows nice speed in pattern. He can get down the seam nicely. 

They don't use him a lot, but he seems to catch everything they throw to him. Very good blocker. He can get his inside hand in the D-end's shirt and shove him all the way out of bound on a toss sweep. He can push the D-End back past the LOS on the goal line. He consistently gets push on run downs. Elliott ran behind his block for his goal line touchdown against Michigan State. He can seal the D-End outside by himself. He will play in the NFL, even if it just is as a blocker.

He will stay in to block the D-end, so Decker can block down on the DT. And he can stone the D-end with his long arms. They did that a lot against Michigan. Terrific lead blocker for RB on off tackle runs. He is a big time blocker. They line him like an H-back a lot. He will go in motion and he moves into linebackers on the second level like a FB, but then grabs shirt like a tight end. Nice receiver in the Box.

Great combo blocker. He can double team and seal the D-end on the outside run, and then slide off and a dive/chop block to the ILB when the RB gets to the second level. Not a lot of tight ends can consistently block two defenders on one play. Excellent crack back blocker. He makes defenders give up on the play. He has great soft hands. The ball melts into his hands whenever he gets his hands on the ball.

Senior Bowl: He continued to catch every pass thrown to him at SB. He made three great catches 20-yards or further down field in the 1st half. It was one of those things at Ohio ST where the QB just didn't throw him the ball, but when they did he caught it every time. I never understood why they didn't throw the ball to him more. He reminds me of Heath Miller. Nice soft hands. He has great hands. When ever they throw him the ball at Ohio ST he caught it. However, he was so under utilized that it asks questions by itself. Then he went down to the Senior Bowl, and every single time they throw hi the ball he caught it. I think he is a 1st Round pick. He showed what I saw at Ohio State at the SB. That when you throw it to him he will catch it all over the field. He was terrific catching the ball at the SB.

4th Round: Le'Raven Clark OT

9.

72.

Bears

Defense: 3-4

Christian Hackenberg-

QB Penn State

6-4.5, 222, (O) 4.78! 

7.04 3-Cone, 32" Arm,

31" Vert, 9'6" Broad,

9" Hands,

 

Leonard Floyd

ILB/OLB Georgia

 

*Carl Nassib

DE/OLB Penn ST

QB, DE/PR, OLT, ILB/PR, 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: So they could go a lot of ways here, including getting a QB to groom behind Cutler for a few years.

The Player: Hackenberg has fallen apart since O'Brien left. His accuracy has fallen apart, as his O-line fell apart in front of him. "The tape is just terrible over the last two years," an NFC Exec said. "But he has traits and leadership. His freshman tape is good, but how do you discount everything you've seen for two years? That freshman tape is going to lead a team to overdraft him." However, he played great, and I mean great, in O'Brien's Pro Style offense as a freshman. So he should be a better Pro than his last two seasons in a bad scheme at Penn State would indicate. He blamed his coaches for his bad play in an interview, and that will knock him out of the 1st and 2nd Rounds. 

Illinois: As long as he keeps stepping up into pressure, I am going to keep moving him up the charts. Stares down his number one WR sometimes. He is playing so much better in the face of pressure than he did last season. But he is getting a ton of pressure this season. His O-line is not playing very well. Looses accuracy when he looses his feet. 

Georgia: When he throws with good feet and eyes he is a heck of a QB. But he doesn't always have time to set his feet and throw with proper technique. He will take off from time to time, and is actually not a bad runner. He doesn't do it very often, but he looks pretty good when he does. He doesn't have it mentally yet. His performance on the final drive he looked like he didn't know what was going on. I just wish he improved his accuracy the way he improved his bravery in the face of pressure.

Michigan: Sometimes he winds up a little too much. He played amazing well, with massive injuries along the O-line. They had seven different starting lineups on the O-line before the season was over. And he played well in the face of pressure. He played much better than last season under pressure. When he has time in the pocket, has can throw a beautiful pass down the seam, to the TE. He does a nice job with play fakes. He makes a couple of nice throws, and then throws a wild one.

Ohio State: He looked good against Ohio ST. That is the third straight game he impressed me. He was ducking pressure the past two seasons, and he is not backing down to pressure this season so far. He was throwing over the rushers and taking hits. Not a lot to throw to however. His WRs stink. Looses accuracy when he looses his feet.

4th Round: Caleb Benenoch OLT

10.

73.

Miami

Defense: 4-3

Jeremy Cash-  

SS Duke

6-1, 212, (PD) 4.59,

32.3" Arms, 13 Reps,

10'4" Broad, 34.5" Vert,

7.18 3-Cone, SS 4.26,

 

*Laremy Tunsil-

OLT Mississippi

 

*Derrick Henry

RB Alabama

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 Player: 01/2016: He was so good this year he got some attention for ACC defensive Player in a division that Jalen Ramsey plays in . "I have been playing well, but I really haven’t studied or followed the success of other players," Cash said." I’m sure there are quite a few players in the ACC on the defensive side that have had success as well. All I can say is: I will continue to play as hard as I can and we’ll let the voters choose whomever they believe is the ACC Defensive Player of the Year." He was a top player in the ACC. He had a great season. "Jeremy Cash is a great football player,” his HC coach Cutcliffe said. “I don't have any problem using that adjective, and I don't use it very often, but he is. That impacts your entire team." He was the leader of the secondary. He is another player that just gets it in a Patriots kind of way. "That comes with the preparation," Cash said. "The triple-option has always been a style of offense that a lot of teams have trouble with and we’ve managed to develop a game plan and a great scheme to be able to stop those plays. With me and my physicality, I play with a little bit of reckless abandonment and can get in there between the tackles and make plays." Teams need strong safeties who play with reckless abandonment, and are still excellent in coverage.

Senior Bowl: He was making plays on special Teams at SB, and that is the best way to get yourself Drafted. He does a  great job watching the QBs eyes and breaking on the ball to the side the QB is staring down. He should have had an INT to end the 1st half of the senior Bowl.

4th Round: Tavon Young CB

11.

74.

Buccaneers

Defense: 4-3

 

Vadal Alexander

ORG LSU 6-6, 320,

6', 205, (PD) 4.41, Split-1.5

38.5" Vert,  10" 5' Broad, 

6.94 3-Cone, 4.15 SS,

31.2" Arm, 11 Reps,  

 

*Vernon Hargreaves III-

CB FLA

 

*Kevin Dodd- 

Edgerusher Clemson

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 Player: He moved outside to ORT from OLG. "I feel comfortable, tackle is my natural position," said Alexander. "My pass blocking has gotten a lot better. It's extremely more consistent. I'm handling guys very well off the edge. Tackle is different with faster more athletic guys outside." If someone thinks he is an NFL ORT, he could sneak into the 1st.

I like him at guard, but he certainly is making a case to stay at the more lucrative ORT position. "The biggest challenge is in pass protection, particularly for Vadal moving from guard to tackle," the OL coach Jeff Grimes said. "It's been an adjustment for him but his improvement has been tremendous. He really worked at it this summer. In fall camp you find out what kids did over the summer. He's certainly showing he can be what we'd like for him to be out there on the edge. He's still not where he needs to be. None of them are. But he's making progress every day." It is the guys who are still getting better who succeed in the NFL.

LSU: Huge blocker they like to run behind. Moved outside to ORT. Big strong ORT at the point in the run game. He grabs hold of defenders and they have trouble slipping his hands. But he will get a little too high sometimes. He is solid in pass pro in a short set.

Auburn: A bit lumbering moving backwards in pass pro. He looks like a guard in PP. He definitely looks better moving forward than backwards. He gets beat by speed outside a little too easily. I would be scared to play him at ORT in the NFL. However as an ORG, he could be something to see. 

Mississippi: Lighter on his feet than you would think. Extends his arms well when sealing. Nice feet moving laterally outside when the QB Waggling to his right. He has the size and power, it is all about feet and agility to me. He has shown to be surprisingly good in both. He can get out in front of the speed rusher and stuff him. Plays low and with his arms extended in pass pro. They move the QB around a lot behind him. Nice power blocker on the goal line. 

Combine: He is the prototype phone booth player. Good feet. A little straight legged pulling outside. Pretty good feet dropping in kickslide drill. He looked like an OG in mirror drill. Ran in the 5.5's at the Combine which is a very scary number. Not a lot of O-linemen who run in the 5.5's make it in the NFL.

OUTLOOK: The most experienced player on the offensive side of the ball for LSU in 2014 as he goes into what will be his fourth year as a starter … Goes into senior season in line for both SEC and National honors as one of the top offensive linemen in the league … Earned second team All-SEC recognition in 2014 … Opted to bypass NFL Draft and return to LSU for his senior season in 2015 … Expected to shift to right tackle this year after starting 25 games at left guard in 2012 and 2013 … For career, has played in 38 games with 34 starts (25 at left guard, 9 at right tackle) … LSU has had a 100-yard rusher in 18 of his 34 starts, including nine in 2013 and six in 2014 … Overpowers defensive linemen with size and strength … Powerful run blocker who also excels in pass protection … Pressed into action due to injuries as a true freshman in 2012 and made the most of his opportunity, starting the final nine games that year at right tackle … Wears No. 74, the same number he wore in high school … Had streak of 32 consecutive starts snapped last year when he missed the Arkansas game in week 11 with an injury … Returned to the lineup the following week in win over Texas A&M … His 38 appearances and 34 starts is the most of any player on the team … High school teammates with current LSU starting deep snapper Reid Ferguson.
JUNIOR SEASON (2014): Played in 12 games with 12 starts, all coming at left guard … Played alongside All-America left tackle La’el Collins to give LSU one of the most dominating guard-tackle combinations in college football … Had streak of 32 straight starts snapped when he missed the Arkansas game in week 1

4th Round: DeAndre Houston-Carson FS/CB

12.

75.

Raiders

Defense: 4-3

 

 

 

 

Rashard Higgins

WR Colorado ST

6-2, 190, 

FS Ohio State

6-1 5/8, 196, (PD) 4.6

32 1/2" Vert, 10' Broad ,

32 1/4" Arms, 13 Reps,

3-Cone 7.13, SS 4.53,

 

Karl Joseph-

SS WVU

 

Chris Jones

DT Missippi State

S, CB, WR, DT, 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 Player: He crosses inside the Slot like a Patriot's WR. He has some very nifty feet in the open field to make DBs miss with the ball in his hands. He doesn't need a lot of room to catch the ball. He does a good job following blocks with the ball in his hands. He can contort back and outside adjusting to the ball in the air. He runs a nice quick slant inside. He will flash nice hands diving out for the ball. He can catch the ball thrown to the wrong side of his body. He is so good at getting the outside shoulder of the CB that he is almost always open when he breaks inside. He can catch the pass down the sideline over his head. Knows where to sit in the Zone.

I like they way he uses his hands and feet together with burst and balance to get the outside shoulder of the CB, and take the sideline. He is so adept at beating press with his hands and quickness. When they see the CB getting too aggressive on the LOS, they throw a Fade on the next play he is lined up on in Press. That is a lot of trust from the OC. He has a nice inside counter, after beating the CB outside a couple of times. Really excellent attacking the ball over his head while angling to the ball. He has that knack for sneaking past coverage deep. He reminds me of Marvin Harrison. He has underrated suddenness in his shoulders on outside move.

He will drop balls thrown behind him. He just destroys Zone coverage. He has such a nice burst changing direction forward and backwards. He also has some suddenness in his shoulders hops sideways. He runs some patterns that the Pats run, like lining up in a bunch and crossing underneath the other two WRs. He is very good at drawing the pass interference call. Nice smooth hands jumping up for the ball on the back shoulder fade. He has a great quick lateral burst off the line that leaves the CB behind. Amazing crossing over the deep middle between two DBs, and snagging the ball out of the air.

He ha elite body control, and can go up in the air and twist and turn for the ball. He can get open running patterns. Under rated suddenness breaking out of pattern. Smooth natural hands. He caught every ball in the gauntlet. He is a terrific route runner. He knows how to get open in patterns. "Wide receiver Rashard Higgins -- 6-foot-1 5/8, 195 pounds -- ran the 40-yard dash in 4.65 and 4.6 seconds," Gil Brandt wrote. "He had a 32 1/2-inch vertical jump and 10-foot broad jump. He did the 20-yard short shuttle in 4.53 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.13 seconds. "Hollywood" Higgins had a really good workout. He catches the ball really well and is a good route runner. Higgins is a good receiver who just lacks all-out speed." Knows how to set up moves, and combo moves to get open. 

Higgins is a slick and speedy WR, but he is not very strong. He can get knocked straight back on his back trying to block. He has to get stronger. He will drop the ball when he has to fully extend his arms. He is a bit of a body catcher on deep balls. He doesn't get a lot of yards after contact, and often gets knocked backwards by DBs.

2015 (Junior): Named first team All-Mountain West by vote of media and coaches... played in 12 games and started 11, recording 75 receptions for 1062 yards (14.2) and eight touchdowns... is Colorado State's all-time leader in receptions (238), yards (3643), and touchdowns (31)... has recorded a reception in all 38 games of his collegiate career... his 6.3 receptions per game and 90.9 receiving yards per game ranked 24th and 22nd in NCAA FBS, respectively... missed the Minnesota game (Sept. 12) because of a foot sprain suffered in the season opener.
Recorded eight catches for 125 yards and a touchdown (25 yards, 1st qtr.) against Colorado (Sept. 19) Pulled in five catches for 103 yards including a 38-yard touchdown at UTSA (Sept. 26). Moved past Jeff Champine for third place in CSU history with 2,899 career receiving yards at UTSA (Sept. 26) and tied Champine for third place in career receptions (184) in the same game. Recorded 10 catches for 114 yards and a touchdown at Utah State (Oct. 3), his 15th career 100-yard receiving game, just behind school leader David Anderson (16; 2001-05) and tied with Willie Miller (15; 1972-74). His 10-catch performance at Utah State (Oct. 3) marked the seventh game of his career with 10 or more catches. Recorded his 200th career reception in a win against Air Force (Oct. 17), a game in which he pulled in seven catches for 74 yards. Pulled in seven catches for 102 yards and a season-high three touchdowns in a win against UNLV (Nov. 14). Recorded a season-high 140 receiving yards on eight receptions in a road win against New Mexico (Nov. 21). Recorded nine catches for 129 yards in Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl, his 18th career-game with 100+ receiving yards. In last 20 games played has 24 touchdown receptions (1.2/game) and averages 7.4 catches for 125 yards in that span (148-2,499)
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4th Round: Maurice Canady CB

13.

76.

Browns

Defense: 3-4

*Kenny Lawler

WR California

6-2, 203, (O) 4.64, 7.03, 3-C, 4.18 SS, 9'6"Br, 34.5"V, 11.28 60-yard!

 

*Corey Coleman

WR Baylor

 

Connor Cook

QB Michigan ST

 

*Joshua Perry

ILB Ohio State

 

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.:

Demario Davis LB

Key F.A.:

Terrelle Pryor WR 

Austin Pasztor G 
Tank Carder ILB 
Craig Robertson ILB Johnson Bademosi CB
Don Jones S 

Key F.A. Lost:

Johnny Manziel QB

Travis Benjamin WR 

Mitchell Schwartz OT 

Alex Mack OC

Tashaun Gipson S 

The Team: They need more than one WR. They could draft four WRs, and that would only help their QB.

The Player: Lawler is one of my favorite players from this Draft. He is amazing at twisting back and catching the ball behind him, or digging it out of the dirt. He has one of the best catching radius's of any WR in this Draft. He can really track the ball over his head. Smooth natural hands. He caught every ball in the gauntlet. He can skip up in the air and pull it in. He catches it so easily looking back. Tracks it over his head nicely.

He had a huge drop on 3rd down against Utah that caused an INT. He can really leap up and reach out for the overthrown ball. Lawler had a couple of clutch catches on Cal's final drive again Utah. He looks fast on the field going down the sideline. He ran a disappointing time at the Combine. Great strong hands. He can snag the ball and hold on with one hand like no one else. He is a great bad ball catcher. Goff throws is behind him, high, and high and behind him a lot. He almost never hits him stride. 

Lawler can bend, twist, and leap up in the air to catch bad passes as well as anyone not named Doctson. He will make the spectacular catch and then drop the easy one on 3rd down. He has a nice strong arm. When a guy cuts open inside, he throws it on a rope. No trouble hitting the WR outside the hashes on the run. His second INT against Utah was a bad throw. Very under developed coming out of high school. If he is now 215 than he gained 35-pounds since high school. 

When he sees the ball he is tough to get off it. He can leap out with the ball to the wrong shoulder twist in the air and grab the ball with his huge hands. Dressed in black at  his Proday so he would stand out. He runs a beautiful deep over route.

CAREER: Finished his collegiate career tied for second on Cal’s all-time list for touchdown receptions and tied for 12th in the Pac-12 with 27 scoring grabs among 143 catches for 1,706 yards receiving over 35 games and 19 starts. Had at least one catch in 34 of his 35 career games (19 starts) from 2013-15 with the lone exception coming as a 2015 junior at Stanford in a contest in which he saw action in only a single play due to injury. Led Cal in both touchdown receptions and overall catches in both his sophomore and junior seasons in 2014 and 2015 while also pacing the club in receiving yards as a junior after co-leading the squad in touchdown receptions as a 2013 redshirt freshman. Capped his collegiate career as a junior with a first-team All-Pac-12 selection when he recorded a career-high 13 touchdown catches to lead the team while ranking second in the Pac-12 and tied for eighth nationally, with the 13 touchdown grabs ranking tied for second on Cal’s all-time single-season list behind only the school-record 14 registered by Sean Dawkins in 1992. Registered career highs of 54 receptions and 701 receiving yards as a sophomore while adding nine touchdown catches, with his TD grabs ranking tied for sixth on the school’s all-time single-season list to go along with his 13 as a junior that are tied for second Had the biggest single-game receiving number of his career in the season finale of his sophomore campaign against BYU when he recorded career highs and team season highs of 12 catches and 138 yards receiving while equaling his career best and tying a single-game school record with three touchdown receptions, with the 12 receptions also tied for the 10th highest single-game total in school history. The only Cal player to have a school-record-tying three touchdown catches in a game four times as he also registered a trio of receiving scores against Arizona as a 2013 freshman, as well as in both the season-opener of his junior season against Grambling State and final game of his collegiate against Air Force in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl to account for four of the total of 16 three-touchdown catch games in school history through 2015. Had nine career multi-touchdown reception games, adding two scoring catches against USC as a freshman, vs. Sacramento State and Colorado as a sophomore, and at Texas and vs. Washington State as a junior. Posted the longest catch of his career with a 52-yard reception at Washington as a junior. Registered at least a share of the team lead in receiving yards 11 times and receptions on six occasions. Known for making spectacular catches including one-handed touchdown grabs vs. Sacramento State in 2014 (Pac-12 Freshman No. 5 Play of the Year – All Sports) and Arizona in 2013.

Second Choice: Leonte Carroo WR

14.

77.

Browns

Defense: 3-4

Shon Coleman-  

OLT Auburn

6-5, 307, 

35.1" Arms, 

 

*Corey Coleman

WR Baylor

 

Connor Cook

QB Michigan ST

 

*Joshua Perry

ILB Ohio State

 

*Kenny Lawler

WR California

 

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.:

Demario Davis LB

Key F.A.:

Terrelle Pryor WR 

Austin Pasztor G 
Tank Carder ILB 
Craig Robertson ILB Johnson Bademosi CB
Don Jones S 

Key F.A. Lost:

Johnny Manziel QB

Travis Benjamin WR 

Mitchell Schwartz OT 

Alex Mack OC

Tashaun Gipson S 

The Team: They also need an ORT, who can be developed to take over for Thomas, maybe as soon as next season.

The Player: Coleman uses his arms very well in pass pro. When he extends them and gets his hands into a rusher, he does a nice job moving his feet to stay with them. He switches to the outside guy when teams stunt so effortlessly. When his knees are bent he is terrific in the kickslide. He has great power and balance moving backwards. Keeps his feet moving to shadow the rusher. He can absorb an aggrieve rush with his arms. Ends up on the ground too much. He will get high, and get thrown aside by run stuffers. He blocks down on the DTs too much in pass pro. 

He has nice feet faking forward, and then bursting forward. Auburn runs a ton of misdirection. There are two boom or busts OLTs that the Pats might have to take a serious look at in the 2nd and 3rd Round. Coleman comes with some injury concerns, and Ifedi comes with some inconsistency concerns. I don't think they would pounce in the 2nd, but they just might take on chance if one slips to the 3rd. They both have the athleticism to play OLT in the NFL.

He has some nice quick feet moving backwards against speed in his kickslide. He has a nice inside shoulder club when kicksliding backwards, that shoves the DE up field on Draws and QB runs. He can kickslide back smoothly, and when no one rushes his lane, stop, and give the DT a nice punch. Nice job using his feet moving backwards to catch the speed rusher lined up at OLB who got a great blast off. He does a nice job shadowing the OLB with his feet when he doesn't come, but the play is away. He is terrific blocking down on the DT. He gets low and shows good power. He seems to play better as the game goes on. 

Memphis: He plays on the left side as well. Seals the DE outside almost easily. Uses his hands well with his arms extended. He can struggle when the QB redirects behind him. He pushes the DE into the OG, and then will just watch sometimes. But that might not be his fault, Auburn runs so many wacky blocking schemes that it is hard to tell. Steps inside sometimes to block the DT on passing downs, and the OG pulls outside of him. 

LSU: He does a nice job getting low and kicksliding backwards with his hands up. He shows some patience when a blitzer is coming from the outside. Nice knack for keeping position moving backwards in space. I like the way he plays better from a two point stance. He often bends his knees better. It is all about knee bed for him. When he plays and stays low he looks great. When he looses his technique, and get high, he ends up on the ground a lot. They have him slide inside to block the DT rather than kick slide back against speed rushers sometimes. When he has space to hop forward and lower his pads, he can really pop D-linemen backwards.

Alabama: Nice quick feet. He keeps low and facing forward in kickslide. Struggle to get low early in games a lot, and when he doesn't get low he struggles. Needs a little more agility to face sideways. He will switch sides in off balance lines. So he has experience at ORT. He shoved Jarran Reed out of the play on 4th and 1, lined up outside the ORT. He will probably stay in school. Long and tall, and can probably afford to put on a few pounds, and add some strength. 

Georgia: He can be a bit of a waste bender moving to second level to run block. He has some nice power in his hands hitting linebackers. Not real fast moving outside to block on the edge. Nice power moving into the DE, but he can get too high and lose his balance. He has to stay and play low better. When he gets low, he can skip inside and impact the DE nicely and hold him outside. They run more at Auburn and he doesn't go backwards as much as you'd like.

A&M: Nice form and feet when he is kicksliding backwards to block smaller blitzers. He blocks the ILB on the second level, and then powers over him when he tries to push him off to hit the RB. Gives good shoves with his long arms. He will shuffle sideways outside sometimes when the QB waggles out to his side. But is not a good blocker when he does that. He can get to the 2nd level shuffling sideways, and seal the ILB with position. Very light on his feet. Doesn't always play to the whistle. When he shuffles inside, he can shove the DT three yards sideways and then hop into the LB and knock him out of the play as well.

2015: Second-year starter at left tackle … second team all-SEC selection ... played in 32 career games with 25 starts ... game captain: Texas A&M … 3rd team preseason all-SEC (CFB Matrix) … invited to Senior Bowl
2014: Started all 13 games at left tackle ... SEC Academic Honor Roll

4th Round: Kenneth Dixon RB

15.

78.

Saints

Defense: 4-3

Eric Murray

CB Minnesota

5-11, 199, (O) 4.49, 

10'4" Broad, 39.5 Vert!

4.05 SS, 7.08 3-Cone,

11.19 60-Yard Shuttle!

 Arm, 13 Reps,

 

Shaq Lawson

DE Clemson

 

*Vonn Bell

FS Ohio State

DL, CB, DL, DB, LB, DL, LB, 

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: The Saint been a complete and utter disaster picking up Corners the past few years. You could argue that they could get rid of all the Corners from last season, except undrafted rookie free agent Delvinv Breaux, and be better off.

The Player: Murray is one of those guys who everyone seems to forget. Then he gets draft on Day Two and plays for ten years at a high level. He is tough as nails, and works on his craft. He played a ton on Man coverage at Minny. He is terrific in bump and run. He is tough and physical at the point outside, and a terrific tackler on the edge. He has been a stalwart on the Minny team who has started 39 consecutive games. 

TCU: Nice stickiness in coverage. He likes to jam with his inside arm as he turns and runs. I love his focus on WR in coverage. He is locked on like a stalker. He has some ball skills. He can go up and get the ball. he has some nice feet moving backwards. When he reads a toss he can dismiss the WR trying to block him as well as anyone in this class. He can be a force in the run game. A little too aggressive in coverage. He can miss the inside break. He can cover the bigger WRs nicely. He is not going to be a Number One, but he sure looked like a tough and physical Number Two.

Central Michigan: Physical Corner who can make a play on the ball. He will jump the route when he reads it right. Excellent against the run. He has some safety in him. He really looks the part. Tough kid. Great tackler. Plays all out physical against WR. There is a lot to like about this kid. He could be a day three steal. He played TCU's Dotson to a stand still. I love how low he gets in his stance, and how quick he moves his feet off the snap. Nice hitter. 

Combine: He showed elite toughness at Minny, great cover skills at SB, and got himself a 4.4 at the Combine. Pats could take a chance he could drop to them in the 3rd. He could be an interesting Day Three pick for the Pats. He is a fierce tackler, who can covert to Safety as well. Nice smooth pedal. Nice job tracking the ball. He has some nice twisting hips.

Senior Bowl: Terrific in coverage all game, and made tackles in the run game. I love how this kid played all week at the Senior Bowl. He is one tough Corner. If he runs well at the Combine he could be a Day Two surprise. He played a lot of Off at the SB, and he was charging to the ball whenever it came to his side. He really struggled early in the week in Drills. He was a little lost. But he caught up quick, and got better and better as the week went on. He played great in the game. He made some money at the SB. He reads the QB as well as anyone. He was using the side technique that Josh Norman made so famous this past season.

4th Round: Austin Johnson DT/NT 

 

16.

79.

Eagles

Defense: 3-4

Spencer Drango

OL Baylor

 6-5 5/8, 315, Split 1.85, 

33 3/4" Arm, 30 Reps, 

7.88 3-Cone, 4.66 SS,

(U) 5.25, 9'2" Br, 

 

*Jared Goff-

QB California

OLT, WR, OLB, CB,  ILB, OG, DL, WR, DL, 

2015 Picks:

1 (20) Nelson Agholor, WR USC

2 (47) Eric Rowe, CB, Utah.

3 (84) Jordan Hicks, LB, Texas.

6 JaCorey Shepherd DB Kansas

6 Randall Evans DB Kansas St

7 (237) Brian Mihalik, DE, BC

Key F.A. Signed:

Chase Daniels QB

Rueben Randle WR 

Brandon Brooks OG

Vinny Curry DE

Nigel Bradham LB 

Nolan Carroll LB 

Najee Goode LB

Leodis McKelvin CB

Ron Brooks CB

Nolan Carroll CB

Key F.A.:

Seyi Ajirotutu WR  
David Molk C  

DeMeco Ryans LB 

E.J. Bigger CB  
Walter Thurmond S

Key F.A. Lost:

Byron Maxwell CB
Kiko Alonso LB

DeMarco Murray RB

Cedric Thornton DE 

The Team: They need an OLT and an OG. Drango could OG, while he learns behind Peters.

The Player: 9/24 2016 NFL Draft: Spencer Drango OL..

The Team: Their O-line fell apart last year. Peters was not who we thought he was. He might have to move back to ORT. "I know Lane is one of the best young right tackles in the league," their new humungous OG Brandon Brooks said. "I know Kelce has been doing this for a long time, one of the best pulling centers that I’ve ever seen since I’ve been watching the game. I really want to learn from Kelce. He does a lot of things at a high level. Great guy. He was probably the first or second guy that texted me and said we can build and do great things here. I’m gonna have him take me under his wing along with Peters and hopefully help me take my game to the next level." So they can afford to help their defense with their first pick and not their O-line.

4th Round: Tajae Sharpe WR 

17.

80.

Bills

Defense: 4-3

Le'Raven Clark

OLT Texas Tech

6-5 1/4, 310, (O) 5.16,

36.1" Arms! 18 Reps,

30" Vert, 9'1" Broad,

 

Myles Jack-

LB UCLA 

 

Myles Jack-

LB UCLA

ORT, DE, WR(FA), DB, DL, LB, WR,  OG, KR, CB. 

2014 Picks:

2 (50) Ronald Darby, CB FLA ST

3 (81) John Miller, OG Louisville

5 (155) Karlos Williams, RB FLA ST

6 (188) Tony Steward, ILB Clemson

6 (194) Nick O'Leary TE/FB FLA ST

7 Dezmin Lewis, WR C. Arkansas

Key Free Agents Signed:

Leonard Hankerson WR

Cordy Glenn OT (tagged)

Richie Incognito Turnstile

Zach Brown LB

Robert Blanton S 

Key Free Agents:
Josh Johnson, QB 
Jordan Mills, OT 
Alex Carrington, DL 
Key Free Agents Lost:

Kraig Urbik OG

Anthony Dixon RB

Chris Hogan WR

Mario Williams DE

Stefan Charles DL

Nigel Bradham LB 

Leodis McKelvin CB

Ron Brooks CB

The Team: The Bills are looking for a Tackle who can play opposite Cordy Glenn..

The Player:  Clark has the longest arms and maybe the best athleticism of any OLT in this Draft. "The more I watch him, the more I like him," an OL coach said, quoting my line. "I don't care as much about the issues he has on tape because some of them are due to the tempo [they play] at. They want him to vertical set and get in the way and they are less worried about the technique. All his issues are coachable. He's the fourth tackle in my rankings." If you don't mind the Tape than he is a top Traits-Prospect in the Draft. Does have elite quick feet.

He shuffles his back slowly to stay in the way of rushers, more than kickslides. "[Clark] had a 30-inch vertical and 9-foot-1 broad jump. He didn't do the 40 or shuttles due to a sore hamstring. Clark -- who has 36-inch arms -- had a good positional workout." He really got beat up at the Senior Bowl. But offensive NFL coaches love this kid, and think he problems are all do to coaching in college. 

4th Round: Charone Peak WR 

18.

81.

Atlanta

Defense: 4-3

*Sean Davis

CB/FS Maryland

6-1.1, 202, (O)4.46, (U)4.41

31.3" Arm, 21 Reps! 

10'6" Br, 37.5" Vert, 

6.64 3-C! 3.97 SS, 

 

*Kevin Dodd- 

Edgerusher Clemson

 

*Hunter Henry

TE Arkansas

DE/OLB/PR, DB, TE, LB, OL, FS, DL CB, FS, 

2014 Picks:

1 (8) Vic Beasley DE/OLB Clemson.

2 (42) Jalen Collins, CB LSU

3 (73) Tevin Coleman, RB, Indiana

4 (107) Justin Hardy, WR E Carolina.

5 (137) Grady Jarrett, DL, Clemson.

7 Jake Rodgers, OL E. Washington

7 (249) Akeem King FS San Jose St

Key F.A. Signed:

Matt Schaub QB

Mohamed Sanu WR

Alex Mack OC

Bryce Harris OT

Quinton Couples DE

Adrian Clayborn DE

Sean Weatherspoon LB 

Courtney Upshaw OLB

Charles Godfrey S

Key F.A.:
Chris Chester G   
Jake Long OT 
Tony Moeaki TE  
Philip Wheeler LB 

Kroy Biermann OLB

Shayne Graham K 

Key F.A. Lost:

Roddy White WR

Paul Soliai NT

Derrick Shelby  DE

The Player: Davis is a big Corner who got some freak numbers to him at the Combine. He played mostly safety at Maryland. But he worked out like a corner at the Combine. He covers like a CB, and hits like a SS. He is a big CB who teams need. He played CB in 2015. Most teams see him as a Safety. I think he could be one hell of a CB or Safety. He has great quick feet, but can look a little stiff sometimes. He hits like a concrete truck. Very productive player. He garnered 88 Tackles last season as a CB, to go along with 5 FF and 3 INTs.

He produced for three seasons. He played Safety in 2013 and 2014 where he garnered over 100 tackles both seasons. He also played safety as a true Freshman in 2012, but only earned two starts at FS. When no one lines up on his side he will play like a Safety, and can charge into the hole from the Flat as fast as anyone I've see. When he hits big RBs low, they go sideways. When he gets too high, he can lose a little balance and his pedal can get a little choppy. He lines up outside, sees the RB get the ball, and then goes across the field and hits him quicker, faster, and more thud than any CB I have ever seen. He looks like if he plays CB in the NFL he will have to be on a team that plays Off. He looks like he could play a Josh Norman role. 

Michigan: He started off playing Off. He only came out of Off when Michigan had a tendency to run. And he flashed off the WR, and made tackles. He gets a little high in his pedal, but he has nice feet moving backwards. Who is this guy? He looks like a 1st Round pick to me. He plays over the top of a double like a natural FS. He can also play some shuffle technique, and gallop back sideways watching the QB. He plays really far back so he is in his pedal a lot. Which really helps him in the run game. Elite run defender. He will give up the deep ball sometimes. 

He can play at different gears. When he has outside leverage, and he sees the WR isn't breaking it off, he has a second burst to get back into position. He recovered a fumble against Michigan, and almost had two. He can changed direction with some quick twitch three times, and take the WR right off his feet right when the ball arrives. He can form tackle as he tries to defend the pass. 

He can get too physical in coverage for the NFL sometimes. He will drop back to free safety late, and can help out on a WR deep down the middle of the field. The deeper he goes the worse he looks. Plays the run better in traffic than deep down field. Terrific Gunner who opponents double and even triple team on every punt. He made the tackle on a punt return after three guys tried to block him.

Michigan ST: Locks in nicely on WR in Off. Great burst forward out of pedal. He looks like a FS when he is playing CB. He is the best run stopping CB in the Draft. Reminds me of Devin McCourty. Great feet in off coverage. He can stay in pedal for a long time with those great feet. He has some amazing quick twitch in coverage. He might be a CB in the NFL. I love this kid. He is all over the place. He is an elite run defender, and might have the speed and explosion to play CB in the NFL. Nice recovery. When he makes a mistake he can loop around and get behind the WR nicely. He will line up like a Will sometimes, like against Michigan State, and can meet the RB in the hole and take him down quick.

As a Senior (2015): Totaled 50 appearances and 40 starts in career, after starting all 12 games in 2015 ... led team with 70 solo tackles and second with 88 total tackles ... ranked second in the nation with five forced fumbles, the second-most in a single season in Maryland history ... tied for team lead with three interceptions ... became first Maryland player since D’Qwell Jackson (2005) to reach 200 career solo tackles against Wisconsin (11/7) - also recorded 300th career tackle at Michigan State (11/14) ... ranked fourth in Big Ten in solo tackles/g (5.8) ... posted at least four tackles in every game in 2015 ... had five tackles, a sack and a forced fumble vs. Richmond (9/5) ... posted 14 tackles (12 solo) and forced a fumble vs. Bowling Green (9/12) ... totaled nine tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble vs. USF (9/19) ... had seven tackles at West Virginia (9/26) ... posted six tackles, forced a fumble and had a fumble recovery against #22 Michigan (10/3) ... totaled seven tackles, including 1.0 TFL, at #1 Ohio State (10/10) ... had five tackles vs. Penn State (10/24) ... totaled seven tackles (six solo) and a PBU at #10 Iowa (10/31) ... had seven tackles, including a 0.5 TFL vs. Wisconsin (11/7) ... recorded five tackles at #14 Michigan State (11/14), and returned an INT 38 yards after receiving a lateral from Anthony Nixon at the goal line ... had six tackles (all solo) against Indiana (11/21) ... led team with 11 tackles (10 solo) at Rutgers (11/28), in addition to snagging a critical second half interception.
As a Junior (2014): Started all 13 games, including a pair of starts at cornerback ... finished second on the team in tackles with 115 ... ranked fourth nationally and first in the Big Ten among defensive backs in tackles ... also posted four tackles for loss, one sack and force one fumble … is tied for fifth in the Big Ten averaging 9.0 tackles per game … tied for first on the team with eight pass breakups … has started all 12 games at either safety or cornerback … had 10 total tackles in a victory over James Madison (8/30) … recorded six tackles at USF (9/6) … notched 13 tackles against West Virginia (9/13) … totaled nine tackles and a TFL against Syracuse (9/20) … racked up four stops against Indiana (9/27) … recorded 14 tackles, including a team-high seven solo stops, against Ohio State (10/4) … notched a career-high 17 tackles against Wisconsin (10/25) … recorded a team-high 11 tackles including a TFL and three pass breakups at Penn State (11/1) making his first career start at cornerback … had eight tackles and a pass break up against Michigan State (11/15) … notched six tackles against Michigan (11/22) … had eight tackles, a sack and a forced fumble against Rutgers (11/29) ... totaled seven tackles againt Stanford (12/30) in the Foster Farms Bowl.
As a Sophomore (2013): Had a team-high 102 total tackles and averaged 7.8 per game, which ranked ninth in the ACC ... started all 13 games at the safety position ... returned an interception 21 yards against Old Dominion (9/7) ... recorded three solo stops against Connecticut (9/14) ... had six total tackles and recovered a fumble against West Virginia (9/21) ... notched a career-high 12 tackles against Florida State (10/5) ... made nine tackles against Virginia (10/12) ... recorded seven tackles, four solo, against Wake Forest (10/19) ... led the team with 11 tackles, eight solo, against Syracuse (11/9) ... had a team-high nine tackles against Virginia Tech (11/16) ... recorded nine tackles and an interception against Boston College (11/23) ... notched nine tackles and a pass breakup against NC State (11/30) ... had nine tackles against Marshall in the Military Bowl (12/27)

The Reason: They were 18th in pass defense last season.

4th Round: Blake Martinez LB

19.

82.

Colts

Defense: 3-4

Kyler Fackrell

OLB/DE Utah ST

6-4 1/2, 251, Split 1.69,

6.97 3-Cone! 4.25 3-Cone!

(O) 4.82, 35" Vert! 9'7"

34 1/4" Arm, 23 Reps,

 

Ryan Kelly

OC Alabama

 

Jason Spriggs

OLT, Indiana

 

OT, OLB, OG, CB, RB, OC, DB, DE, LB, 

2014 Picks:

1 (29) Phillip Dorsett, WR Miami.

3 (65) D'Joun Smith, CB, FAU.

3 (93) Henry Anderson 5-T Stanford

4 (109) Clayton Geathers, FS, UCF

5 (151) David Parry, NT, Stanford

6 (205) Josh Robinson RB  Miss St

6 (207) Amarlo Herrera, ILB, Georgia.

7 (255) Denzelle Good, OL Mars Hill

Key F.A. Signed:

Jordan Todman RB

Robert Turbin RB

Dwayne Allen, TE 

Patrick Robinson DB

Scott Tolzien QB

Adam Vinatieri K

Key F.A.:

Charlie Whitehurst QB 

Dan Herron RB 

Ahmad Bradshaw RB
Colt Anderson S 
Lance Louis G  

Billy Winn DE
Andy Studebaker LB 
Greg Toler CB   

Key F.A. Lost:

Andre Johnson WR

Matt Hasselbeck QB

Coby Fleener TE 

Bjoern Werner DE

Rod Streater WR

Jerrell Freeman LB  

Dwight Lowery DB

The Team: They need all kinds of help in the secondary. It's funny. Team will be looking for rushers, CB, and D-linemen, and I think there could be a lot of Safeties slide down tot he 3rd Round. You could see ten Safeties go in the 3rd. 

The Player: 02/2016: This guy is a freak. "He is a tough guy," Utah State coach Matt Wells said. "Mentally he's tough, physically he's tough. He’s changed his body, he has a tremendous work ethic, and he’s no maintenance. Great kid. Deserves everything that comes his way." He certainly looked the part at the Senior Bowl.
He looked like he could get to the QB from the edge. "The first thing about him is he’s a tremendous young man who cares about football an awful lot," Wells said. "He's a football junkie, watches a ton of tape, prepares very, very well. He's got a lot of God-given ability. You add all those things up and you have a player that’s special. He’ll play a lot on Sundays for the next several years." Teams always need guys who can hit the QB. "I definitely have put on quite a bit of weight," Fackrell said. "I don't know that anything else has changed. Maybe I’ve gained a little bit of confidence as I’ve gotten older, gotten kind of comfortable."
He has a 99-yard pick six.
2015 PRESEASON HONORS: Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year; First-Team All-Mountain West; College Sports Madness First-Team All-Mountain West; Phil Steele First-Team All-Mountain West; Athlon Sports First-Team All-Mountain West; Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List; Butkus Award Watch List; Bronko Nagurski Award Watch List; Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List.
UTAH STATE: An extremely athletic, fast, long-levered linebacker that can play both the pass and run... A physical player that is a tenacious pass rusher... Has great instincts on the football field.
RECORDS: Ranks tied for 10th all-time in USU history with 125 career interception return yards... Returned an interception 99 yards for a touchdown against Hawai'i (11/2/13), which ranks as the third-longest interception return in USU and Mountain West history... Has six career double-digit tackle outings.

4th Round: KeiVarae Russell CB

20.

83.

Jets

Defense: 3-4

Tyler Johnstone

OLT Oregon

6-6, 301, (O) 5.31,

34" Arm! 24 Reps! 

7.31 3-Cone! 4.6 SS, 

29.5" Vert, 9'6" Broad,

 

*Darron Lee

LB Ohio ST

 

Adolphus Washington-

5-T/3-T Ohio ST

QB, OLT,  OLB/PR, OL, DT

2014 Picks:

1 (6) Leonard Williams, DE, USC
2 (37) Devin Smith, WR, Ohio State.
3 Lorenzo Mauldin OLB Louisville
4 (103) Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor.
5 (152) Jarvis Harrison, OG, A&M
7  Deon Simon, DT Northwestern St

Key F.A. Signed:

Ryan Fitzpatrick QB

Jeremy Ross WR  

Matt Forte RB

Khiry Robinson RB

Bilal Powell RB

Zack Sudfeld TE

Ryan Clady OLT LOL

Mo Wilkerson DE (Tagged)

Steve McLendon NT

Jarvis Jenkins DL

Erin Henderson LB

Key F.A Lost: 
Stephen Bowen, DE 
Randy Bullock, K 
Willie Colon, G  
Kellen Davis, TE 
Leger Douzable, DE    
Ben Ijalana, OT 
Jaiquawn Jarrett, S 
Jamari Lattimore, LB 
Chris Owusu, WR 
Calvin Pace, LB    

Key F.A Lost:

Chris Ivory RB 

Stevan Ridley RB

D'Brickashaw Ferguson LOL

Damon Harrison DT

Demario Davis LB

Antonio Allen S

The Team:  Jets need QB, duh.

 

The Player: He is a player who I like more than most. Or maybe I don't count the injuries as much as most. He is more likely a Day Three pick. I think he can play OLT in the NFL (and I don't really care what the Giants do anyway).

TCU: He will over run the LB in the second level sometimes. Moves backwards smooth and slow and keeps his position well. He can get outside and punch the D-end, and then slice inside nicely to hit the OLB. He can take the big hit moving backwards, recover, and not really give up much. He can block down on the DT like it is a crack back block. Great burst blocking down on the DT.

Michigan ST: I love how he blocks down on D-ends and then gets outside and whips out the linebackers. He can get a little wide in his stance, and sometimes gets his arms out too wide. I think he can play OG. He does a nice job blocking down on the DT on run downs. He has some nifty feet pulling inside like an OG to lead the RB through the hole next to the ORG. I like the way he moves backwards. His combo of sticky strong hands, and the way he moves backwards makes me confident that can play OLT in the NFL. Plus, he is a terrific power block in the run game. 

Cal: He get nice and low on short yardage and can fire into the DE, pop him back a little, and then turn him. When he gets popped back by a big DE, he can reanchor right next to the QB and fight him off for a few seconds. I like how he fires off the line and swings his hands up into the DE. He can move forward and reach with his long arms like it is a run on playaction, and stick to the DE while the QB waggles to the outside. He is one of the best I have ever seen at recovering, and getting back into the block after getting beat.

Oregon ST: Moved back over to OLT as a senior. A little too aggressive in pass pro sometimes. I'd like to see him kickslide a little more. Solid in pass pro. He can power the D-end backwards while shuffling outside. He is so good at trapping the D-end outside on runs away. Switches of on stunts effortlessly. He can get powered back when a big rusher gets under him, but consistently recovers and reanchors. Closes down the blindside with out a lot of trouble. Nice quick feet in kickslide. They love to run behind him. 

Combine: If not for his injuries he is a lock NFL OLT. But he has flaws in his knees. But when he gets his hands in a rushers shirt they are done. Top recruit, and beat out Fisher as Oregon's OLT. Then he blew his knee out. He has great hands. Once he grips some shirt it is done. Nice quick feet in drills. He has some great feet. Nice speed. Nice hips pulling outside. Nice quick kickslide on right side. Struggled a little early in mirror drill, but got it back.

2015 Senior: The 13-game starter returned to his familiar left tackle outpost for the first time in over a year and it didn't take long for him to regain his form . . . The third-year starter who opened all 39 games in which he appeared, earned second-team All-America honors from the Football Writers Association of America in addition to Pac-12 first-team all-conference acclaim . . . The recipient of his team's Outstanding Offensive Lineman award jumped to the forefront of the Outland Trophy rankings after the season opener according to a statistical analysis designed to create awareness for the nation's top interior lineman award . . . Served as a vital cog for an offense that ranked fifth in the country in total offense, rushing, and scoring, in addition to his role in helping Oregon extend its hold on the league's rushing title for the 10th year in a row

4th Round Kevin Hogan QB