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Updated: April 26th




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PICKS 33-48

1st Round

Picks 1-11.

Picks 12-22.

Picks 23-32.

2nd Round

Picks 33-48.

Picks 49-64.

3rd Round

Picks 65-72.


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My Picks: 

Key Needs:

Team Moves:






Defense: 3-4

*Kevin King- 

CB Washington
6-3 1/4", 196, (U) 4.41,

6.54 3-C! 3.89 SS! 
 (O) 4.43, 39.5" Vert,
11.14 60-Yard Shuttle! 

32" Arms, 11 Reps, 


2016 Picks:

1 (27) Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA
2 (48) Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana
3 (88) Kyler Fackrell, OLB Utah ST
4 (131) Blake Martinez ILB Stanford
4 Dean Lowry, DE, Northwestern
5 (163) Trevor Davis WR California
6 (200) Kyle Murphy, OT, Stanford

Key F.A. Signed:

TE Martellus Bennett

TE Lance Hendricks

RB Christine Michael

OLB Nick Perry

CB Devon House 

Key F.A.:
TE Justin Perillo (R) 
ORT Don Barclay
OC JC Tretter
DE Mike Pennel (R)
OLB Jay Elliott (F) 
LS Breet Goode
SS Micah Hyde
P Jake Schum (R)

Key F.A. Lost:

RB Eddie Lacy

TE Jared Cook


OLB Julius Peppers

OLB Datone Jones

The Team: They have some holes to fill at DB. They could draft CBs with both their 2nd Round picks, and after that NFC Champ game, I don't know how anyone could complain. Packers have to go CB, with Awuzie and Kevin King on Board. But what can  Dalvin Cook do for Aaron Rogers? 

The Packers clearly have to draft an RB. Having a converted WR as your main tailback in the Playoffs was a little embarrassing. Though the injuries to their CBs is what really cost them in the Playoffs against Atlanta. I think getting a top CB is a priority for the Packers. They are clearly going through a transition this season. 

The Player: 3/30 Kevin King: Long, Tall, and Quick as a Waterbug.

The Reason:

Second Choice: Chidobe Awuzie CB






Defense: 4-3

*Malik McDowell

DL Michigan State

6-4, 276, 


*Cam Robinson

OLT Alabama

6-6, 327, #74


2016 Picks:

1 (31) Germain Ifedi, OT, A&M
2 (49) Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama
3 (90) C.J. Prosise, RB, ND
3 (94) Nick Vannett, TE, Ohio ST
3 (97) Rees Odhiambo, OG Boise ST
5 (147) Quinton Jefferson, DT, Maryland
5 (171) Alex Collins, RB, Arkansas
6 (215) Joey Hunt, OC, TCU
7 (243) Kenny Lawler, WR, California
7 (247) Zac Brooks, RB, Clemson

Key F.A.:

RB Eddie Lacy

OG/OT Luke Joeckel

Key F.A.:

Tarvaris Jackson QB 

Bryce Brown RB 

Fred Jackson RB

Ricardo Lockette WR 
Anthony McCoy TE 
Chase Coffman TE 

Lemuel Jeanpierre OC 

Will Tukuafu FB 

Demarcus Dobbs DE 
DeShawn Shead CB  

Jon Ryan P 

Key F.A. Lost:

Russell Okung OT 

J.R. Sweezy OG

Alvin Bailey OL

Brandon Mebane DT

Bruce Irvin LB 

The Team: If they don't get help for their O-line Wilson will be a pancake by the end of the season. Their O-line literally coast them a chance at the Super Bowl last year.

The Reason: This not just a best player available pick, top two player on my Board. Kevin King is also the prototype "Seahawks Corner". BUT, they have to get Wilson an OLT. Robinson dropped out of the 1st because he is a bit of a waist-bender. Waist benders don't fair well in the NFL. They could go Lamp here as well. But they can get a plug and play OG on Day Three.

The Player: Robinson has dropped in the polls this season. However, he kicked the crap out of  Myles Garrett against A&M. Some OC is going to watch that Tape and fall for this guy as his QB's Blindside protector. Not overjoyed with his kickslide, but he has the talent to be a good one in the NFL. His best position in the NFL might be inside at OG.

USC: Seals the DE outside nicely. He will over extend and can get pulled off balance when he does. When he keeps his feet moving, and plays with proper technique and form (and doesn't reach forward), he plays with great power. When he bends forward he can get off balance. He can push rushers to the ground from the side while shuffling into position with his hands on the shirt. He has great heavy hands.

A&M: He gave up a TFL to Garrett late in the 2nd, which was the first play he made against him. When he leans forward too much, he gets in trouble. He can be a waist-bender sometimes Then he stuffed him on the next passrush. Terrific job turning and sealing the DE inside. He can shuffle outside with some quickness and agility to pick up the CB blitzing from way outside. He can plant that back foot, get low, and stone the power rusher. 

LSU: He will pull inside sometimes to led the RB into the hole, and devastate the DT. Great job pulling to his right, which would help him at OLG. I'm still not thrilled with his technique, but he is dominating against steep competition since his destruction of Garrett. He can pull outside on short yardage, and hit the safety outside at the point and put him on skates for 10 yards. 

Clemson: He can be a beast blocking down on the DT. He will improve the run game of the team that drafts him right away.  They will line up a TE outside of him to block the DE in pass pro, so he can stuff the DT inside. He just stones DTs in pass pro. Great punch with his long arms inside. Safe pick who can move inside to OLG, and might have to as a rookie. He still has some technique work to do, like kickslide and bending at the waist. He has a great power step to stone Edge guys inside. He can collapse the line low, on 4th and 1 with everything on the line. Great run blocker. Great clutch short yardage blocker. 

2016 (Junior): The anchor of the Crimson Tide offensive line ... selected as one of the Crimson Tide’s permanent team captains for the 2016 season ... started every game at left tackle during his time in Tuscaloosa (43 games) ... one of the Tide’s three unanimous All-America selections ... also earned first-team honors from Sports Illustrated ... Outland Trophy winner, given annually to the nation’s top interior lineman on offense or defense ... claimed the SEC Jacobs Blocking Trophy, the Tide’s second in as many years ... first team All-SEC selection by the conference coaches and the Associated Press ... midseason All-American by Sports Illustrated, CBS, ESPN and Sporting News ... named to the Outland Trophy Preseason Outland Trophy list.

Washington: He will go earlier than people think (how's that for a prediction:). He rammed into Qualls to start the Playoff game and drove him straight back onto his butt. When he wants to he is as good as anyone in the county. When he blocked down on the DT he knocked him four yards sideways (and Washington has some big DTs;). He can play OG if worse come to worse, he will not be a bust. Great job getting a shove on the DE and push him out wide. He will not always kickslide on the play action, and stone the DE at the line.

Nice job jamming the DT back on runs behind him. He really plays with great power in run game. He can pick up the outside blitzer, and stone him. Nice power. He grabs rushers shirts, and you can see him pull down and they loose their legs sometimes. Great strength and power in his hands and arms.

He is so good against the bigger power rusher. He is very strong. When he just uses his long arms, he look better. He can stuff them outside, and when they push off and try to go inside. He can power block the big DE to the ground on short yardage. He can knock the DE back three yards with just his initial bursts on a run play at him.

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Defense: 4-3

Forrest Lamp

OG Western Kentucky

6-3, 300, S-1.76, (U) 4.99!

7.55 3-Cone! 4.62 SS,

32"Arms, 34 Reps!

27.5" Vert,


*Leonard Fournette



2016 Picks:

1 (5) Jalen Ramsey, CB/S, Florida St

2 (36) Myles Jack, ILB, UCLA

3-69 Yannick Ngakoue DE Maryland

4 (103) Sheldon Day, DT, ND

6 (181) Tyrone Holmes, DE, Montana

6 (201)  Brandon Allen, QB, Arkansas

7 (226) Jonathan Woodard, DE, Central Arkansas

Key FA.Signed:

WR Arrelious Benn 

TE Mychal Rivera
OLT Branden Albert 

OG/OT Patrick Omameh
OG Tyler Shatley 

DE Calais Campbell
DT Abry Jones

CB AJ Bouye 

SS Barry Church

Key FA.:

RB Denard Robinson
WR Bryan Walters
DT Tyson Aluala
ORT Bryce Harris
ORT Jeff Linckenbach
ORT Josh Wells (R)
ILB Arthur Brown
SS Peyton Thompson (R)

Key Free Lost

TE Julius Thomas

OC Stefen Wisniewski 

OLT Kelvin Beachum 

OG/OT Luke Joeckel

DE Jared Odrick

NT Roy Miller

CB Devon House 

CB Prince Amukamara

SS John Cyprien

The Team: The Signing of Bouye really removes the need for a Corner here (because I really want to give them King). So they can go for their top need here.

The Player4/11 Forest Lamp: Run Forest Run.

The Reason: The Jags worst position by far was OLG. They got the crap beat of them there last year. They have five different guys start there last year. That not only ends with this pick, but Lamp will be their best OL in a few years.

Second Choice: Obi Melifonwu DB




Defense: 3-4

Cordrea Tankersley

CB Clemson

6-1, 200, (U) 4.4, 


Haason Reddick

LB Temple


2016 Picks:

1 Robert Nkemdiche, DT Ole Miss

3 (92) Brandon Williams, CB, A&M

4 (128) Evan Boehm, C, Missouri

5 (167) Marqui Christian, S, Midwest State

5 (170) Cole Toner, OT, Harvard

6 (205) Harlan Miller, CB, Southeastern Louisiana

Key F.A. Signed:

RB Andre Ellington

OLB Chandler Jones

OLB Jarvis Jones

Key F.A.:

RB Chris Johnson
RB Stepfan Taylor
WR Jaron Brown
WR Brittan Golden (R) 
TE Darren Fells (R) 
TE Jermaine Gresham
OG Evan Mathis
OG Taylor Boggs (R) 
OG Evan Mathis
OC AQ Shipley
RT Earl Watford
DE Josh Mauro (R) 
DT Frostee Rucker
OLB Joplo Bartu
ILB Kevin Minter
K Chandler Catanzaro (R)
LS Aaron Brewer
P Ryan Quigley
CB Mike Jenkins
CB Tharold Simon
SS DJ Swearinger

Key F.A.:

DE Calais Campbell

OLB Alex Okafor

SS Tony Jefferson

CB Marcus Cooper

The Team: Best player available at a need position scenario here. Their defense fell apart last season. They need a CB opposite Peterson. Tankersley playing opposite Peterson would give them one of the most physical pair of CBs in the NFL.

The Player: Great fluid hips. He has some quick twitch turning and running down the sideline. He will blitz into the backfield on 1st down sometimes. Runs around good blockers with some consistence. He shuts guys down, and when they try to go short, he can leap in front and slap the ball out. Excellent in bail technique. He doesn't make as many plays on the ball as the other top CBs, but he doesn't allow any space for the QB to throw into. At the end of the day, it is not uncommon for the QB to have only one or two throws his way. Terrific job picking up the RB sneaking out of the backfield, when they don't line up a WR on his side.

Combine: I like his hips. I thought they were a little tight when he got high sometimes. He is a clutch Corner. Nice pedal. Nice job twisting his hips. He had some snap bailing back, and going to high point the ball. He is faster than I thought. He may sneak into the 1st with that great (U) 4.4 flat. But I still think he ends up in the 2nd for some reason. He is also a Champ, and that matters as well.

The Reason: This is one of those picks that is just too perfect to happen. They are going to need a CB to put opposite Peterson. They have to get some reinforcements for their DBs.  but they have to get a CB in this Draft.

Tankersley Vs V-Tech: He knows when he is beat and when he needs to grab some shirt. He has some suddenness turning and running down the sideline. He is dropping a little But I just like the way he moves. I love how he can stay in front of the speed WR, while half turned back eyeing him. He can play the ball in the air, and leap up over the speed WR and knock the ball down. He has some great quick twitch turning and moving backwards off the snap. He can stick his hand into the chest of the WR and run backwards with him for 15-yards without a chance for the QB to throw to him.  

Tankersley shut down Isaiah Ford and Bucky Hodges whenever they put him on them. He had a great INT on the sideline to really end the game in the 3rd. If he can keep playing the ball in the air like that, he could be special in the NFL. Elite feet turning back and forth in front of the WR as he faked out and then in, and then blocked him. He can bounce off the block, spin outside, and make the tackle. He is very good in the run game. He had the big INT late in the 4th to seal the win in the ACC Champ Game. 

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Defense: 4-3

JuJu Smith-Schuster


6-1, 215, (O) 4.54, 

6.88 3-Cone! 4.19 SS,

10' Broad, 32.5" Vert,

32.5" Arms, 15 Reps, 


QB, CB, WR, OLT, OC, OL, DL, LB, DL, DB,  

2016 Picks:

1 (1) Jared Goff, QB, Cal
4-110 Tyler Higbee TE W. Kentucky
4 Pharoh Cooper WR S. Carolina
6 (177) Temarrick Hemingway TE South Carolina St.
6 (190) Josh Forrest MLB Kentucky
6 Mike Thomas WR Southern Miss

Key F.A. Signed:

QB Aaron Murray

WR Robert Woods

RB Lance Dunbar

OLT Andrew Whitworth

DT Tyrun Walker 

DE/OLB Connor Barwin

CB Kayvon Webster

Trumaine Johnson CB (Tag)

Key F.A.:  
QB Case Keenum
RB Benny Cunningham
RB Chase Reynolds
WR Stedman Bailey
DT Dominique Easley (R)
DT Ethan Westbrooks (R) 
DE Cam Thomas
CB Dwayne Gratz
CB Trumaine Johnson
K Greg Zuerlein

Key F.A. Lost:

Janoris Jenkins CB

WR Brian Quick

WR Kenny Britt

The Team: Not sure their young QB stands a chance with this collection of misfit toys at WR.

CB is the number one need left over from last season.  

The Player: 4/18 JuJu Smith-Schuster: Trying To Slip Into the 1st.

The Reason:  They still need a WR or two.

Second Choice: Roderick Johnson OT




Defense: 3-4

Chidobe Awuzie-

CB Colorado

6', 195, 4.44, 


*Mike Williams

WR Clemson

FS (FA), CB, TE, WR, DE,  RB, QB,  OLT, TE, OL. DB

2016 Picks:

1 (3) Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State
2 (35) Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas
3 (66) Max Tuerk, C, USC
4 (102) Joshua Perry, ILB, Ohio State
5 (175) Jatavis Brown, ILB, Akron
6 (179) Drew Kaser, P, Texas A&M
6 (198) Derek Watt, FB, Wisconsin
7-224 Donavon Clark OG Michigan St

Key FA. Signed:

OLT Russell Okung 

OLB Melvin Ingram  (Tag)

SS Jahleel Addae

Key FA.:

QB Kellen Clemmens

RB Danny Woodhead
RB Branden Oliver (R)
RB Dexter McCluster
RB Ronnie Hillman
WR Dontrelle Inman (R)
WR Isaiah Burse (R)
WR Griff Whalen
TE Asante Cleveland (R)
TE Jeff Cumberland
OG Kenny Wiggins (R) 
DT Sean LissemoreDT Tenny Palepoi (R)
DE Damion Square
OLB Korey Toomer (R)
OLB Tourek Williams
FS Adrian Phillips
CB Steve Williams (R)
LS Mike Windt

Key FA. Lost:

OT King Dunlap

OT DJ Fluker

ILB Manti Te’o

The Team: This team has a lot of needs. They have to pick up a CB and a FS. They had one of the worst secondaries in the NFL last season. 

Their biggest need left over from last season was tight end.

The Player: 4/07 Chidobe Awuzie: Reminds Me of Revis.

The Reason: Awuzie is a big pump up up CB who is the best Corner in the Draft against the run. They can bring up to training camp and decide later whether they need him at CB or FS. He is more valuable CB, but he would be a great FS. 

Second Choice: Derek Rivers OLB




Defense: 3-4

Jordan Willis

DE Kansas ST

6-3 3/4, 255, (O) 4.53!

S-1.54! 39" Vert!, 

6.85 3-C! 4.28 SS! 

33.5" Arm, 24 Reps


*Jamal Adams

Safety LSU


2016 Picks:

1 (20) Darron Lee, ILB, Ohio State

2 Christian Hackenberg QB Penn St

3 (83) Jordan Jenkins, OLB, Georgia

4 (118) Juston Burris, CB, NC State

5 (158) Brandon Shell, OT S. Carolina

7 (235)  Lachlan Edwards, P, Sam Houston St

7 (241) Charone Peake, WR, Clemson

Key F.A. Signed:

QB Josh McCown 

OLT Kelvin Beachum

Ben Ijalana OT

OG Brian Williams

Key F.A.:
TE Brandon Bostick (R)
TE Kellen Davis
DE Mike Catapano (R)
OT Ryan Clady
OC Wesley Johnson (R
ILB Bruce Carter
OLB Josh Martin
OLB Julia Stanford (R)
CB Antonio Allen
CB Marcus Williams (R)

Key F.A Lost:

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

QB Geno Smith

WR Brandon Marshall

OT Breno Giacomini 

OC Nick Mangold  

ILB Erin Henderson 

CB Derrelle Revis

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The Team: They have been looking for an edgerusher who can stand up, put a hand in the dirt, and hit the QB. Willie was not only one of themost productive sackers last season, he also measured out as one of the top freaks.

The Player: 4/01 Jordan Willis: Day Two Rusher I.

The Reason: They are still pretending like they can beat the Pats. If you want to be the Pats you have to hit Brady.

Willis is a workman like D-end who just keeps coming. "I was used to structure and a business-like attitude," Willis said. "But one thing I learned in my tenure here, one thing I appreciate, is consistency. You may go out and make a couple of plays in practice and even in games, but your coaches say 'We need more out of you.' Once I got to the point later in my career where I accepted his teaching of being consistent and being an every-down player, that's when I felt like my game elevated." He exploded at the Combine with a 1.54 10-yard Split, and 4.53 Forty. He was named the Big-12 Player of the year last year for garnering 11.5 Sacks and 17.5 TFL.. 

Second Choice: Cordrea Tankersley CB




Defense: 4-3

*Dalvin Cook


5-10 3/8, 210, (O) 4.49, 

30.5" Vert, 9'8" Broad,

22 Reps! 7.27 3-Cone,

4.53 SS, 


Christian McCaffrey

RB/WR Stanford


2016 Picks:

1-30 Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana T.

2 (62) James Bradberry, CB, Samford

3 (77) Daryl Worley, CB, WVU

5 (141)  Zack Sanchez, CB Oklahoma

7 (252) Beau Sandland, TE, Montana State

Key F.A. Signed:

OLT Matt Kalil

DE Charles Johnson

OLB Julius Peppers

DT Kawann Short (Tagged)

DE Mario Addison

DE Wes Horton (R)

CB Captain Munnerlyn

SS Mike Adams

Key F.A.: 
WR Corey Brown (R) 
WR Laron Byrd (R) 
WR Brenton Bersin
WR Tedd Ginn, Jr. 
OG Donald Hawkins (R)
OG Andrew Norwell (R) 
OG Chris Scott
ORT Mike Remmers
DT Kyle Love
ILB AJ Klein
FS Michael Griffin
FS Colin Jones
CB Leonard Johnson
CB Robert McClain
CB Teddy Williams

Key F.A. Lost:

FB Mike Tolbert 

DT Paul Soliai 

The Team: Cook is the top rated player left on my Board. I had him rated 12th. To get the 12th rated player in the Draft at your second biggest need position is a steal that will pay off for years. This Draft is stacked with Comers and edgerusher, which they can address over the next few Rounds.

If there was a loss of one player who hurt a team more than Josh Norman? They drafted two Day Two CBs last season, and now have three unsigned CBs. So that's four gone and two new. That doesn't sound like a winning equation to me. 

Cam Newton seemed to fall apart mentally a little last season. They need to get him some weapons and fast. If they get Williams in the 1st and Kamara in the 2nd (and resign Ginn Jr.) they could be on the way to the Super Bowl again. 

The Player: 12/9 Dalvin Cook Bio.

The Reason: Best Player Available pick.

Second Choice: Bubba Baker FS




Defense: 4-3


Tanoh Kpassagnon-

DE/5-T Villanova

 6-6 7/8", 284, (U) 4.74, 

34.7" Arms, 23 Reps,

10'8" Broad! 30" Vert,

7.46 3-C, 4.62 SS,


*Jon Ross

WR Washington


2016 Picks:

1 William Jackson III, CB, Houston

2 (55) Tyler Boyd, WR, Pittsburgh

3 (87) Nick Vigil, ILB, Utah State

4 (122) Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor

5 (161) Christian Westerman, G, Arizona St

6 (199) Cody Core, WR, Ole Miss

7 (245) Clayton Fejedelem, S, Illinois

Key F.A.:  
WR Brandon LaFell

ORT Andre Smith

CB Dre Kirkpatrick

Key F.A.:  

RB Cedric Peerman
OC TJ Johnson (R)
ORT Eric Winston
DE Wallace Gilberry
DE Margus Hunt
DT Brandon Thompson
CB Chykie Brown
K Zach Hocker

Key F.A. Lost:

RB Rex Burkhead

OG Kevin Zeitler
OLT Andrew Whitworth

DT Domata Peko

The Team: They love the long tall passrushers, who can use their length and long arms to hit the QB. "DE Tanoh Kpassagnon (6-6 7/8, 284) stood on all of his combine numbers," Gil Brant wrote. :In position drills, the DL coaches tried to break him but couldn't; he was going strong from start to finish. He has massively long arms at 35 3/8 inches long." The small school DE is tougher than he gets credit for being.

The Player: 4/01 Tanoh Kpassagnon: All Out All The Time Guy.

The Reason: They still have four DLs from last season who are unlikely to be there this season. Tanoh can play inside when needed. Marvin likes to get his DLs up field. Kpassagnon simply played better at Villanova as an edgerusher. He was great rushing on the edge. Lewis can use him like he used Michael Johnson. Giants just released Victor Cruz and Rashard Jennings. They like to draft D-linemen in the 1st who have freakish physical traits. Kpassagnon is the biggest freak in this Draft..

Second Choice: Zach Cunningham LB




Defense: 4-3

Derek Rivers
DE Youngstown
6-3 5/8, 249, (O) 4.61! S-1.61, 6.94 3-C! 

35" Vert! 10'3" Br, 
30 Reps! 32 3/4" Arm! 

4.4 SS!  


**Marshon Lattimore

CB Ohio State


*Ryan Ramcyzk

OLT Wisconsin

CB, WR, DE, LB, OT, LB, CB, WR, OL, DL, DB, 

2016 Picks: 

1-12 Sheldon Rankins DT Louisville
2 (47) Michael Thomas WR Ohio ST
2 (61) Vonn Bell, S, Ohio State|
4 (120) David Onyemata, DT, University of Manitoba
7 (237) Daniel Lasco, RB, California

Key F.A. Signed:  

ORG Larry Warford

DT Nick Fairley

OLB Alex Okafor

ILB Manti Te’o

Key F.A.:  
RB Travaris Cadet
RB Tim Hightower
FB John Kuhn
WR Brandon Coleman (R) 
OG Jahri Evans
OG Tim Lelito
LT Tony Hills
DE Darryl Tapp
OLB Paul Kruger
OLB Kasim Edebali (R) 
OLB Michael Mauti
OLB Chris McCain (R) 
SS Roman Harper
SS Jamarca Sanford
CB BW Webb (R) 
CB Brian Dixon (R) 
CB Sterling Moore
CB Kyle Wilson
LS Justin Drescher 

Key F, A, Lost:

Brandon Cooks WR

Malcolm Butler CB we'll see

The Team: They need help on three levels of their defense. They had a lot of injuries to their linebackers. 

The Player: 4/12 Derek Rivers: Day Two Rusher: Part II.

The Reason: If the Draft goes this way and they can pickup an edgerusher like Rivers their will be dancing in the streets of New Orleans (of course, there probably will be dancing in the the streets of New Orleans anyway). 

Second Choice: Curtis Samuels RB/WR 





Antonio Garcia

OT Troy

6-6, 300, S-1.88, (O) 5.15

33.3"Arms, 24 Reps,

4.94 SS, 7.72 3-Cone,

31"Vert! 9' Broad,


*Derek Barnett



2016 Picks:

1  Carson Wentz QB N.Dakota ST
3 (79) Isaac Seumalo, OC Oregon ST
5-153 Wendell Smallwood RB WVU
5 Halapoulivaati Vaitai OT, TCU
6 (196) Blake Countess, CB, Auburn
7 (233) Jalen Mills, S, LSU
7 (240) Alex McCalister, DE, Florida
7 (251) Joe Walker, ILB, Oregon

Key F.A. Signed:

QB Nick Foles

WR Alshon Jeffery

WR Torrey Smith

OC Stefen Wisniewski 

Key F.A.:

RB Kenjon Barner (R)
WR/TE Trey Burton
WR Michael Johnson
OLB Bryan Braman
ILB Najee Goode
ILB Stephen Tulloch
FS Chris Maragos
S Jaylen Watkins (R) 
LS Jon Dorenbos
P Donnie Jones

Key F.A. Lost:

QB Chase Daniels

DE/OLB Connor Barwin

DT Bennie Logan

CB Nolan Carroll

The Team: They spent their money on the offense, and now they are going to have spend some Draft capital on defense. If they get two impact defenders with their first two picks they could be okay next season.

The Player: Garcia is a big mean small school OLT prospect. He looked to me like he could develop into on OLT at the Senior Bowl. He could step in at ORT as a rookie and develop into a very good Pro. He will lose off the snap to the smaller speed rusher sometimes, but then hold on with is pure brute strength and win the play in the end. Nice violent hand that he uses to punish rushers on run downs. He wears those fast guys down by the 4th quarter. 
Nice strong hands. He can grab the rusher by the arm and control him. Great power blocker when he gets low, and drives the DT five yards sideways. Great job sliding inside in pass pro to block the DT. He played in a wacky shotgun offense, where they passed all the time. He has a ton off experience on the left edge in pass pro. He can impact the blitzing OLB up on the draw, and then jam him back past the line. 

Combine: He played against Clemson, and cause so much trouble that punches where thrown. He does have some speed pulling to the left. "He was below 280 in the spring and was below 290 at one point in the fall," a scout said. "So I'm not sure how much weight he can actually carry." But he weighed in at 302 at the Combine. 

Senior Bowl: Nice job cutting the speed rusher off at the pass. Nice power step when quick rusher fakes outside, and then breaks inside. I like his kickslide better than Ramcyzk right now. He has some nice technique, and can play with some power. He could end up being the OLT from this Draft. He is not my highest rated OLT (I think third right now), but he could be the best of the bunch. He looked like it at the Senior Bowl. He played better at the SB than he did at Troy.

Not always nifty in space. Running outside to block is not his thing. Very strong hands that he can use to grab shirt, and pull the rusher down and almost off his feet. He can get beat by pure speed. He can get beat low when he doesn't bend his knees. He does a good job keeping his hands in the rushers shirt as he slaps, chops, and punch them. He has heavy hands and plays with some nasty. 

Youngstown ST: He can be a bit of a waist bender. When he gets his hands on the big speed rusher, he stops him fast when he can hold on. When he gets low, he can jam the DE in the gut and drive him past the QB. He is more than happy to just stalemate the edgerusher. He got beat up a little by Basham. He can really stop his kickslide and give a great hit on the DE. When he gets his heavy hand on the rusher, you can see the rusher shake from the jolt. He does a nice job letting the DE run himself out of the play on draws. He can get so low that he can drive the DE's head into the ground on the goal line. He has some quicks moving backwards. He will get a little high sometimes, and get jammed up. But can hold and recover with strength. 

TROY: "Representatives from eight teams attended the pro day to watch 10 players work out outdoors on FieldTurf. Included in the NFL contingent were OL coaches from the Eagles, Jets, Panthers and Bears to see one particular player," Gil Bryant wrote. 'OT Antonio Garcia (6-6 1/2, 300) ran the three-cone in 7.72 seconds, and stood on the rest of his combine numbers. He had an exceptional workout, and was very aggressive hitting the bag. He's a Day 2 pick -- end of Round 2 or top of Round 3.'"

The Reason: They lost Connor Barwin and Bennie Logan on the D-line, and are going to have to draft a couple youngsters to help out.

Second Choice: Cordrea Tankersley CB




Defense: 4-3

Zay Jones


6-2, 201, 6.79 3-C, 4.01 SS! (O) 4.45, 11'1"Br! 36.5"Vert,  

15 Reps, 32 1.2"Arm


Tre'Davious White



2016 Picks:

1 (19) Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson
2 (41) Reggie Ragland LB, Alabama
3 (80) Adolphus Washington, DT, Ohio State
4 (139) Cardale Jones QB, Ohio SE
5 Jonathan Williams RB, Arkansas
6 (192) Kolby Listenbee, WR, TCU
6 (218) Kevon Seymour, CB, USC

Key F.A. Signed:

QB Tyrod Taylor

FB Mike Tolbert 

OL Jordan Mills

OLB Lorenzo Alexander

Micah Hyde FS

Jordan Poyer FS

Key F.A.:
QB EJ Manuel

RB Mike Gillislee (R)
RB Reggie Bush
FB Jerome Felton
WR Marquise Goodwin
WR Percy Harvin
WR Justin Hunter
WR Brandon Tate
TE Chris Gragg
OG Ryan Groy (R)
DT Corbin Bryant
DT Leger Douzable
RT Jordan Mills
ILB Brandon Spikes
ILB Zach Brown
OLB IK Enemkpali
OLB Ramon Humber
OLB Lerentee McCray
CB Corey White
SS Colt Anderson
SS Robert Blanton
FS Sergio Brown
FS Jonathan Meeks (R)
FS Duke Williams
P Colton Schmidt (R)
Key F. A, Lost:

WR Robert Woods

CB Stephon Gilmore

SS Aaron Williams

The Team: They need a lot of help in the secondary. Minimally they have to pick up two Safeties and a starting CB. 

The Player: 4/24 Zay Jones: Attacking Into Day Two.

The Reason: They have to some one to put opposite Watkins. Roberts Woods just seems to get worse every year.. 

Second Choice: Roderick Johnson OT

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Defense: 3-4


Obi Melifonwu


6-3 7/8! 224! (U) 4.46-4.4! 

44" Vert! 11'9" Broad!


*Mitch Trubisky


QB, WR(FA), DB, OLB, 5-T, WR, DB, OLT, MLB, QB, TE, WR, CB, OL, DL, DB, 

2016 Picks:

1 (9)  Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia

2 (56) Cody Whitehair OG Kansas St

3 (72) Jonathan Bullard, DE, Florida

4  Nick Kwiatkoski, ILB, W Virginia

4 (124) Deon Bush, S, Miami

4 (127)  Deiondre’ Hall, CB, N. Iowa

5 (150) Jordan Howard, RB, Indiana

6 (185) DeAndre Houston-Carson, S, William & Mary

7 (230) Daniel Braverman, WR, Western Michigan

Key F.A. Signed:

QB Mike Glennon

WR Markus Wheaton

WR Kendall Wright

OG Eric Kush 

CB Marcus Cooper

CB Prince Amukamara

Key F.A.: 
QB Matt Barkley (R) 
QB Connor Shaw
WR Josh Bellamy (R) 
WR Deonte Thompson
WR Marques Wilson
TE Logan Paulsen
DE Cornelius Washington
LT Mike Adams
LT Nick Becton
DE Cornelius Washington
OLB Sam Acho
ILB Christian Jones (R) 
ILB Lamin Barrow (R)
CB Brandon Boykin
FS Demontre Hurst (R) 
SS Chris Prosinski

Key F.A. Lost:

QB Jay Cutler 

QB Brian Hoyer

WR Alshon Jeffery

The Team: Melifonwu might be the top freak  in the Draft. He could CB or LB for them when needed. And should be able to come in and start at Safety as a rookie. He plays with great range and ball skills, which their secondary desperately needs.

They have three starters on the D-line, but no depth. They want to replace one of their 5-Techs, and Goldman struggled to stay healthy last season. Watkins played NT at Clemson, and also played 5-tech on the strongside. He is great against the run and showed he could rush the QB from the inside, which was also a big weakness for their defense. This looks like one of those picks that is too perfect to happen.  

The Player: Melifonwu has nice quick feet in pedal. Hips weren't tight. "He's a freak," a Pro Personnel Director said. "He's going to blow away the combine. He's fast and will post some of the best vertical and broad numbers at his position. He's going to get a lot better in the pros and he has that elite size that will get him overdrafted." He can high point the ball. Smooth twisting back on bail. He is so big.

I loved this guy at the senior bowl. He just ran his way into the 1st. "I'm a hard worker, I'm a dependable guy," Melifonwu said. "I'm a guy that can fill a lot of roles, and I'm a guy that [coaches] can count on. Like I said, I'm very versatile. I want [teams] to know that choosing me will be one of the best decisions they have made." It is starting to look like half the 1st Round is going to be DBs. 
He has great ball skills. "I know NFL guys who think, 'I’d love to try him [out at CB]. Let’s see if he fails.' That’s where the NFL is going. A big, very athletic guy. And instead of thinking him automatically as a safety who may be able to play linebacker? Now we’re thinking of him as a safety who just might be able to play cornerback." This guy is now a top 16 pick. He just hopped over: Tabor, White, Peppers, Baker, Wilson, and White; And then improved his Forty to a 4.4-flat. He is a 6-4 220-pound Byron Jones. "Live look at Pete Carroll watching Obi Melifonwu complete this combine workout. 44" Vert. 4.40 40 yd. 11'9" broad at 6'4" 219;"
Maland. (I think Seattle just became his floor:).

The Reason: You know that Lynch wants to get a safety who can run his defense. He knows all the ins and outs of playing Safety in the NFL. So he will pick a good one. 

Fox coached Melifonwu at the Senior Bowl. They have three good options at Safety, but they are all strong Safety types. Only one got an INT last season. This is one of those picks that is just too perfect to happen. 

Second Choice: Zack Cunningham LB

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Defense: 3-4

*Tim Williams

DE Alabama

6-2 7/8", 242, (O) 4.68,

10'4" Broad, 33.5" Vert,

7.36 3-Cone, 4.57 SS,

32 3/4" Arms,


**Malik Hooker- 

FS Ohio State

6-2, 205, RS-Soph,


2016 Picks:

1 (18) Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama
2 (57)  T.J. Green, S, Clemson
3 Le’Raven Clark OT, Texas Tech
4 (116) Hassan Ridgeway, DT, Texas
4 (125) (from Green Bay) Antonio Morrison, OLB, Florida
5 (155) Joe Haeg, North Dakota State
7 (239) Trevor Bates, OLB, Maine
7 (248) (from Green Bay) Austin Blythe, C, Iowa

Key F.A. Signed:

WR Kamar Aiken

TE Jack Doyle

DE Jabaal Sheard

OLB John Simon

FS Darius Butler

Key F.A.:

RB Jordan Todman
RB Robert Turbin
WR Devin Street (R)
OC Jonothan Harrison (R)
OG Hugh Thorton
DE Lavar Edward
ILB Josh McNary (R)
OLB Chris Carter
OLB Trent Cole
OLB Robert Mathis
OLB Eric Walden
CB Rashan Melvin (R)

Key F.A. Lost:

TE Dwayne Allen

DT Zach Kerr (R)

SS Mike Adams  

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The Team: There is no mystery. The Colts need a passrusher before they can pretend to be Playoff contender again. They have to get some speed to the QB.

The Player: 4/08 Tim Williams: Day Two Rusher: Part IV.

The Reason: Williams is the best pure speed rusher in this Draft (though Takk might have something to say about that, but then he got high). Williams was a stand up OLB in Alabama's 3-4. So he should be a plug play OLB in the Colts' 3-4.

Second Choice: Raekwon McMillan ILB




Defense: 3-4

*Curtis Samuel


5-11, 196, 4.31, 37"V, 9'11"Br, 7.09 3-C, 4.33 SS, 31 1/4"Arm, 18 Reps


**Marlon Humphrey-

CB Alabama


2016 Picks:

1 (6) Ronnie Stanley, OT, ND
2 Kamalei Correa, OLB, Boise ST
3 (70) Bronson Kaufusi, DE, BYU
4 (104) Tavon Young, CB, Temple
4 Chris Moore, WR, Cincinnati
4 (130) Alex Lewis, OT, Nebraska
4 (132) Willie Henry, DT, Michigan
4 (134) Kenneth Dixon, RB, Louisiana Tech
5 (146) Matt Judon, DE, Grand Valley State
6  Keenan Reynolds, WR, Navy
6 Maurice Canady, CB, Virginia

Key FA Signed:

NT Brandon Williams

OLB Carlos Dansby

CB Brandon Carr 

SS Tony Jefferson

Key F.A.:
QB Ryan Mallet

RB Terrance West (R)
WR Chris Matthews (R)
ORG Vladmir Ducasse
OLT James Hurst (R)
ORT Ryan Jensen (R)
CB Chris Lewis-Harris (R)
CB Jerraud Powers
CB Jumal Rolle (R)
SS Matt Elam
FS Marqueston Huff (R)
FS Anthony Lewis

Key F.A.Lost:

WR Steve Smith

WR Kamar Aiken

ORT Ricky Wagner

OG Jeremy Zuttah

FB Kyle Juszczyk

DE Guy Lawrence

OLB Elvis Dumervil 

The Team: They have to draft the best WR available here. Samuel can line up in the slot and get open deep, or in the backfield and make defenders miss outside. He always seems to make the first guy miss in the backfield. They have some good RBs, but they struggled to stay healthy last year. Samuel and play in the slot if they stay healthy, and shift into the backfield when they get injured.

The Player: 4/26 Curtis Samuel: Most Versatile Weapon In the Draft.

The Reason: Samuel is more of a slot guy, but with his 4.3 speed and great quicks, he can get open deep. He would help this offense, and Flacco, out in so many ways. He can make an excellent 3rd down back as well.

Second Choice: Chad Hansen WR





Defense: 4-3

Montravius Adams

DT/5-T Auburn

6-3.5, 304, PD 4.83! 

S-1.71, (O) 4.87!

29" Vert, 9' Vert,  

32 3/4"Arm, 22 Reps,


2016 Picks:

1 (23) Laquon Treadwell, WR, Miss
2 Mackensie Alexander CB Clemson
4-121 Willie Beavers OT W. Michigan
5 (160) Kentrell Brother, ILB Missouri
6 Moritz Boehringer, WR, Germany
6 (188) David Morgan, TE, UTSA
7 Stephen Weatherly OLB Vanderbilt
7 (244) Jayron Kearse, S, Clemson

Key F.A. Signed:

QB Case Keenum

RB Latavius Murray

WR Adam Thielen

WR Mitch Mathews
TE Nick Truesdell

OLT Riley Reiff
OT Mike Remmers
OL Jeremiah Sirles
DE Datone Jones

CB Terence Newman

CB Terrell Sinkfield

P Ryan Quigley

Key F.A.: 
QB Shaun Hill

RB Adrian Peterson

RB Matt Asiata
FB Zach Line
OL Jake Long
DE Justin Trattou

Key F.A. Lost:

WR Charles Johnson

TE Rhett Ellison

ORT Andre Smith

OLT Matt Kalil
CB Captain Munnerlyn
LB Audie Cole
KR Cordarrelle Patterson
P Jeff Locke:

The Team: I think they need a D-Tackle for some reason. But I can't really find anyone who agrees with me. 

The Player: Adams is one of my favorite guys in the Draft, and I still think he ends up in the 1st. "If he plays hard, God has blessed you with enough ability, you're going to make enough plays," his Ex-DC  Muschamp said. "Just play hard every snap and he's certainly embraced that." I couldn't find a spot for him in the 1st.

He was dominate at the Senior Bowl. "When he keeps his pad level down he can be a monster inside," Mayock said. "You don't see many people with that size with those type of movement skills. He's got superior short-area quickness and comes off the ball both in the run and the pass game. In the one-on-one drills nobody could block him on Day 1. He was dominant." I thought he was just impressive during the season. 

He had a great Combine. "I feel like I helped myself tremendously," Adams said at his Proday. "Every day I get up and go out and work I feel like I helped myself. Me just getting up and going to work every day. I’m trying to be the best I can be." He can be a guy who can burst right up the middle, and blow up a lot of plays.

He is so explosive inside. He makes OC's whiff a few times a game. He got a little better every year. He was a monster in 2016. He just kept bursting into the backfield. He has some quick feet. Didn't keep his eyes up in stack and shed drill. He should be a 1st Round pick. 

The Reason: Spielman loves the best athlete available philosophy, and that is easily Adams here.

Second Choice: Roderick Johnson OLT

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