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Okay, I'm finally starting to feel like I have a handle n this Draft. Even if it is just a little. But this is a screwy Draft. I keep wanting to put in offensive player, 

but the D-Player are so Damn good. 

2nd Round 

Picks 33-48

 

1st Round 2019 Draft

Picks 1-11.  

Picks 12-22.

Picks 23-32.

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Team

My Picks: 

Key Needs:

Team Moves:

1.

33.

Cardinals

Defense: 4-3

*Greg Little

OLT Ole Miss

6-6, 325, #74,

 

*Kyler Murray

QB/Outfielder Oklahoma

CB, OL, DL, EDGE, CB, OL, OT, NT, WR, OLB,

2018 Picks:

1 10th overall Josh Rosen QB UCLA

2 (47) Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M.
3 (97) Mason Cole, OC, Michigan.
4 134 Chase Edmonds RB Fordham.
6 (182) Chris Campbell, CB, Penn ST
7 254 Korey Cunningham OT, Cincy

2017 Picks:

1 (13) Haason Reddick, ILB, Temple
2 (36) Budda Baker, FS, Washington
3 Chad Williams WR Grambling ST
4 (115) Dorian Johnson, OL, Pitt
5 (157) Will Holden, OL, Vanderbilt
5 (179) T.J. Logan, RB, UNC
6 (208) Rudy Ford, DB, Auburn

Key F.A. Signed:

Brett Hundley QB
J.R. Sweezy OG
Kevin White WR

Terrell Suggs Edge
Brooks Reed DE 

Darius Philon DE 

Marcus Gilbert OT 
Jordan Hicks LB

Robert Alford CB

Key F.A. Lost:

J.J. Nelson WR

Mike Iupati OG

Oday Aboushi OG

Darius Philon DT

The Team: The Cards have to get some OLs to help Rosen (or Murray). They had a rookie QB drop behind ten different O-line combinations last season. That is untenable. If they don't repair the line it doesn't matter which QB they have dropping back. Dillard can step in at OLT and help stabilized the line. Though more talent will still be needed. They had the worst O-line in the NFL last season.

They have to be careful with the Murray pick. The question is would you rather have Rosen and the First pick in the Draft (Sweat, Bosa, or Allen), or Murray and a 3rd? If you are the GM of the Cards than you should fire yourself is you chose Murray and a 3rd, because you spent three picks on Rosen last year. Then spent a year developing him behind the incompetent O-line you built. 

Now you say you have the solution! Ditch him for the new pretty young QB you saw in the Draft. I just have trouble buying it. If he trades Rosen for a 3rd and picks Murray, shouldn't the owner fire him instantly. Shouldn't his boss question his ability to spot and develop talent if the QB in the prettier dress at this year Prom is so much better than the QB he took to last year's prom? 

The Player: Little is a battle tested OLT in the SEC. I like how he moves. Long legged. Smooth puller. He has some nice speed moving backwards on the right. He can play some ORT. That was a bit of a surprise. His hips were a little tight. Wide base. Looked like he had done mirror drill before. I like his performance at the Combine. 

He does a great job on short yardage, turning the D-end and shoving him inside so the RB can curve around behind him. He can hit the DT lined up in front of him on short yardage, and bend and collapse his legs into the dirt. He will get beat by speedy power, if you know what I mean.

2018 Outlook: 2018 Outland Trophy Watch List. 2018 Preseason All-America First Team (The Athletic, Sporting News). 2018 Preseason All-America Second Team (AP, Lindy's, Phil Steele, Athlon). 2018 Preseason All-SEC First Team (Lindy's, Athlon, Phil Steele)

The Reason: They might have the worst O-line in the NFL. Dillard is a plug and play OLT. 

Not that it matters to this pick, but if they pick Murray 1st overall, they should not trade Rosen. If would be significantly cheaper on the Cap (he has a minimum salary Cap hit the next three years) than to keep him on the Roster for the next year or two as a minimum salary back up. Than they could probably get more than a 3rd for him in a year or two, and if Murray falters that wacky GM might still be ale to save his job by putting his other QB back in. 

Second Choice: Garrett Bradbury OC

 

2.

34.

Colts

Defense: 3-4

Johnathan Abram

Safety Miss ST

6’, 215, #38, (O) 4.55, 

10' Broad, 36.5"Vert, 

14 Reps, 

 

*Christian Wilkins

DT Clemson

OLB/DE, CB. DT, SS, WR, OLT, RB, DL, CB, FS, WR, OLB, 

2018 Picks:

1 (6) Quenton Nelson, OG ND
2 (36) Darius Leonard, LB SC ST
2 (37) Braden Smith, OG Auburn
2 (52) Kemoko Turay, DE, Rutgers
2 (64) Tyquan Lewis, DE, Ohio ST
4 (104) Nyheim Hines, RB, N.C. ST
5-159 Daurice Fountain WR N. Iowa
5 (169) Jordan Wilkins, RB Miss
6 (185) Deon Cain, WR Clemson
7-221 Matthew Adams, LB Houston
7 (235) Zaire Franklin, LB Syracuse

2017 Picks:

1 (15) Malik Hooker, FS, Ohio State
2 (46) Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida
3 (80) Tarell Basham, DE/OLB Ohio
4 (137) Zach Banner, ORT, USC
4 (143) Marlon Mack, RB, S. Florida
4(144) Grover Stewart DL Albany Ga.
5 (158) Nate Hairston, CB, Temple
5 (161) Anthony Walker, LB, Northwestern

Key F.A. Signed:

Devin Funchess WR

Justin Houston OLB
Margus Hunt DL

Pierre Desir CB

Key F.A.:

Ryan Grant WR 
Adam Vinatieri K 
Matt Slauson OG
Margus Hunt DE
Al Woods DT
Robert Turbin RB
Ryan Hewitt FB 
Mike Mitchell FS
Najee Goode OLB 
Dontrelle Inman WR 
J'Marcus Webb ORT
Clayton Geathers FS
Mark Glowinski OG
Corey Moore SS
Chris Milton CB 
Luke Rhodes ILB 
Jihad Ward DE
Evan Boehm OG 
Ronald Martin SS 
Denzell Good ORT 
Arthur Maulet CB 
Erik Swoope TE 
Al-Quadin Muhammad DE
Chester Rogers WR
Ross Travis TE
Matthias Farley SS 
Zach Pascal WR
Brad Kaaya QB
Marcus Johnson WR
Steve Ishmael WR

Key F.A. Lost:

 

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The Team: Their Safeties stunk last season: they were injured, one moved to Corner (Desir) and played better, all seemed injured, and now most as Free Agents. I don't see any reason to resign Corey Moore or Matthias Farley. 

The Player: 3/29 Johnathan Abrams: Step Aside, Gulp... Rodney.

The Reason: This is a best player available pick, and the fact that it is also one of their top need positions just makes it all the more annoying.  

Second Choice: Trevon Mullen CB

3.

35. 

Raiders

Defense: 4-3

Austin Bryant

Edge Clemson

6-4, 271, #99

 

**Quinnen Williams

3-Tech/DT Alabama

 

*Noah Fant- 

TE Iowa

 

*Devin Bush-  

LB Michigan

WR, OLT, EDGE, 3-Tech, TE, DE, LB, OLT, WR, TE, OL, DT, DB, LB, DT, EDGE, WR 

2018 Picks:

1 (15) Kolton Miller, OLT, UCLA
2 (57) P.J. Hall DL, Sam Houston ST
3 (65) Brandon Parker OL, NC A&.
3 (87) Arden Key, DE/OLB, LSU
4 (110) Nick Nelson, CB Wisconsin
5-140 Maurice Hurst, DL Michigan
5 (173) Johnny Townsend, P, FLA.
6 Azeem Victor LB, Washington.
7 (228) Marcell Ateman, WR, OK ST

2017 Picks:

1 (14) Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia
2 (44) Jihad Ward, DE, Illinois
3-75 Shilique Calhoun DE Mich ST
4 (100) Connor Cook, QB, Mich ST
5 (143) Deandre Washington, RB Texas Tech
6 Cory James, OLB, Colorado ST
7 (234) Vadal Alexander, G, LSU

Key F.A. Signed:

Antonio Brown WR

Tyrell Williams WR

Ryan Grant WR

J.J. Nelson WR
Trent Brown OLT

Isaiah Crowell RB

Mike Glennon QB

Landry Jones QB

Denzelle Good OL

Jordan Devey OG 

Luke Wilson TE
Johnathan Hankins DT

Josh Mauro DE

Vontaze Burfict ILB

Brandon Marshall OLB
Lamarcus Joyner FS

Curtis Riley FS
Nevin Lawson CB

Erik Harris CB 

Dwayne Harris KR

Key F.A.:

Key F.A. Lost:

AJ McCarron QB

Jordy Nelson WR

Jared Cook TE

Kelechi Osemele OG

Jon Feliciano OG

Donald Penn OT

D. Rodgers-Cromartie CB

The Team: The Raiders take some chances in the 1st, and win the Lottery. "Are we focused in on defensive ends at [the Senior Bowl]? Of course,"  Mayock said. "We’d be dumb if we weren’t. But we need pretty much everything on defense. We’re looking at every position." If they can pick up the last 1st Round Edge here it will be a very big deal. 

The problem is that they have to completely rebuild the pass rush, and Gruden is an Offensive HC, but 13 Sacks is simply embarrassing. "Really? Wow!" Omenihu said when he heard his HC's team at the Senior Bowl only had 13 Sacks. "I had 9.5 myself," Can Gruden handle using all these picks top picks to help their pathetic pass rush?

They desperately need an Edge opposite Keys. "I’m excited to see year two development in some of our rookies from last year. Arden Key had to play more snaps than he probably should have had to play as a rookie last year," Mayock said.. "He hung in there, especially in the run game. We’d like to see him take a big jump, especially against the pass game. That’s one guy. Maurice Hurst and P.J. Hall, our two defensive tackles that we drafted last year, really excited about both those kids. P.J. is an explosive guy. He needs to take a big jump in Year 2. We’re expecting a big jump in Year 2. I thought Hurst had a solid year, looking for more this year." This year's Draft is all about the rush.

The Player: 4/12 Austin Bryant: 2018 Bio. Updated.

The Reason: Mayock gets lucky with a top Edge to start Day Two. "We have some guys who we’re watching, guys who we’re moving around on the (defensive) line,” Raiders DC Guenther said at the Senior Bowl. “The other team has some really exciting guys who could go in the top half of the draft (as well)." A torn pectoral dropped Bryant into the 2nd. 

Oakland is so desperately in need of rushers that they can take an inside rusher, an ILB who can blitz, and are still desperate for an edgerusher. "When you look at this draft, whether it’s outside edge rushers, or inside rushers, sub-rushers, nickel rushers, they’re out there, and it’s not just in the 1st round; it’s three, four, five rounds deep," Mayock said. "We’re excited because that’s obviously one of our areas of need. And we think both free agency and the draft, we’ll have an opportunity to address it." If the Pats somehow pass on him at 32, he could make Mayock very happy. 

Second Choice: Tytus Howard OL

4.

36.

49ers

Defense: 4-3

AJ Brown
WR Mississippi
6', 226, (O) 4.49, 

19 Reps, 32 7/8" Arms,
 36.5" Vert, 10' Broad,

(PD) 6.89! 

 

*Josh Allen

OLB/EDGE Kentucky

#1 WR, OG, FS  DE/OLB, OLB/DE, DT, RB, DE, DB, TE, CB, WR, OC, DL, CBLB

2018 Picks:

-1 (9) Mike McGlinchey, OL, ND
2 (44) Dante Pettis WR Washington
3 (70) Fred Warner, ILB, BYU
3 (95) Tavarius Moore DB, S. Miss
4 (128) Kentavius Street, DL, NC ST
5 (142) D.J. Reed, CB, Kansas State.
6 (184) Marcell Harris, DB, Florida
7 (223) Jullian Taylor DT, Temple
7 (240) Richie James WR, M. Tenn

2017 Picks:

1 (3) Solomon Thomas, OLB, Stanford
1 (31) Reuben Foster, LB, UCLA
3-66 Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, Colo
3 (104) C.J. Beathard, QB, Iowa
4 (121) Joe Williams, RB, Utah
5 (146) George Kittle, TE, Iowa
5(177) Trent Taylor WR Louisiana T.
6 (198) D.J. Jones, DL, Mississippi
6 (202) Pita Taumoepenu, DL, Utah
7 (229) Adrian Colbert, DB, Miami.

Key F.A. Signed:

Tevin Coleman RB

Jordan Matthews WR
Raheem Mostert RB
Mike Person OG

Dee Ford DE/OLB

Kwon Alexander LB
Jason Verrett CB
Jimmie Ward CB

Robbie Gould KR

Key F.A.:

Key F.A. Lost:

Carlos Hyde RB

Logan Paulson TE

Brandon Fusco OG

Dontae Johnson CB

Tank Carradine LB

Aaron Lynch DE

Leon Hall CB

The Team: They have to get help for Garoppolo. Brown is a plug and play Slot WR. 

The Player: 3/20 Irv Smith: The Best Slot TE In 2019 Draft. But...

The Reason: If they don't take Metcalf in t he 1st they are going to have to get help for Garoppolo here. Getting him a big slot guy, like he train for on the Pats could only help him. 

Second Choice: Deionte Thompson FS

5.

37.

Giants

(From Browns)

Defense: 4-3

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*Cody Ford-

OL Oklahoma

6-4, 338, (U-5.21), S-1.81,

34" Arms, 19 Reps,

8.27 3-Cone, 4.87 SS,

8'8" Broad, 28.5" Vert,

**Dwayne Haskins-

QB Ohio ST

 

*Jonah Williams

OLT Alabama

QB, OL, OL, OL, LOL, WR, 

2018 Picks:

1 (2) Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State.
2 (34) Will Hernandez, OG, UTEP.
3 (66) Lorenzo Carter, Edge, Georgia.
3 (69) B.J. Hill, DT, NC State.
4 (108) Kyle Lauletta, QB, Richmond.
5 (139) RJ McIntosh, DL, Miami.

2017 Picks:

1 (23) Evan Engram, TE, Mississippi
2(55) Dalvin Tomlinson, DT Alabama
3 (87) Davis Webb, QB California
4 (140) Wayne Gallman, RB Clemson
5 Avery Moss, DE Youngstown ST
6 (200) Adam Bisnowaty, OT Pitt

Key F.A. Signed:

Antoine Bethea SS
Markus Golden OLB/DE
Jabrill Peppers SS
Golden Tate WR

Key F.A.:

Jonathan Stewart RB
Cody Latimer WR
Connor Barwin OLB
Landon Collins FS 
Mario Edwards DT
Kerry Wynn DT 
Russell Shepard WR 
Zak DeOssie LS
John Greco OG 
Geno Smith QB 
Nathan Stupar OLB 
Josh Mauro DT 
B.W. Webb CB 
Jamon Brown OG 
John Jenkins DE
Scott Simonson TE 
Bennie Fowler WR
Tony Lippett CB
Curtis Riley FS 
Corey Coleman WR 
Alex Tanney QB 
Jon Halapio OC 
Elijhaa Penny FB
Kristjan Sokoli OG 
Jordan Williams DT 
Antonio Hamilton S
Spencer Pulley OC
Aldrick Rosas K
Brittan Golden WR

Key F.A. Lost:

Odell Beckham Jr WR

The Team: Giant have the worst O-line in the NFL. Starting with a tough OG/ORT/OC who can step right in at three different position to best help the rebuild of their O-line. 

The Player: Many think Ford is an OLT. I don't. His combine numbers where mixed. a 8.27 3-Cone and a 4.87 Short Shuttle are bad numbers for an OLT. They are made to measure quicks and COD. That is very important at OLT. He has great long arms. He can play either Guard or ORT in the NFL.

Not quick, but he has quick feet. I didn’t see it with him until the Mirror-Rabbit drill at the Combine. He was the smoothest moving side to side I have seen in a while. He was clearly the best in the Mirror drill at the Combine. He was also excellent in the kickslide drill on the left side. I don’t you can take an ORT in the 1st. However, a Swing tackle is a guy you can think about. He has a shot at playing on the left side with those feet and his kickslide on the left. Especially one who was so great kick sliding back in that Drill. Great kick out.

2016: Started first three games of year at left guard ... left Ohio State game (9/17) with broken fibula on team's first drive and didn’t play afterward ... made OU debut with start at left guard vs. Houston (9/3).

2017: An Academic All-Big 12 Second Team honoree ... played in 12 games and made four starts ... started at left guard against Ohio State (9/9), Iowa State (10/7), Texas (10/14) and Kansas State (10/21) ... start at Ohio State was his first since breaking his leg against Buckeyes in 2016 ... did not play against Baylor (9/23) or Tulane (9/16) due to injury.

2018: First-team All-Big 12 selection by league’s coaches, second-team honoree by media ... AP All-America Third Team selection ... part of offensive line that won Joe Moore Award ... started at right tackle in all 14 contests.

The Reason: The only thing better than getting a young QB a rough and tough OL it getting him two.  

Second Choice: Jaylon Ferguson DE

6.

38.

Jaguars

Defense: 4-3

Chris Lindstrom

ORT/OG/OC BC

6-4, 308, 34.1" Arms

25 Reps,

 

**D.K. Metcalf- 

WR Ole Miss

QB, OLT, ORT, TE,  WR, WR, DL,  TE, OG, OC, CB, QB

2017 Picks:

1 (4) Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
2 (34) Cam Robinson, OL, Alabama
3 (68) Dawuane Smoot, DL, Illinois
4 (110) Dede Westbrook, WR, OK
5 (148) Blair Brown, LB, Ohio
7 (222) Jalen Myrick, CB, Minnesota
7 (240) Marquez Williams, FB, Miami

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:

Nick Foles QB

Chris Conley WR

Geoff Swaim TE

Cedric Ogbuehi OLT
A.J. Cann OG

Alfred Blue RB

Key FA:

Key Free Lost

Blake Bortles QB

Donte Moncrief WR

Allen Hearns WR

Marcellus Lewis TE

Blake Bell TE

Malik Jackson DL

Tashaun Gipson FS

The Team: They need some help on the D-line. 

The Player3/27 Chris Lindstrom: Fighting For Respect.

The Reason: Lawrence is an instant difference maker on the D-line. He is huge and strong, 36 Reps benching 225-pounds is crazy strong. He makes the DLs around him better. He has to be doubled on almost every down

Second Choice: Tytus Howard OL

7.

39.

Buccaneers

Defense: 4-3

 

Tytus Howard

OLT Alabama ST

6-5, 322, (U) 5.02, S-1.81,

34" Arms, 21 Reps,  

29.5" Vert, 9'1" Broad, 

 

*Devin White

ILB, LSU

 

 

DE, Mike, DB, OT, OL, ILB, LB, EDGE, WR, DL, DE, DB, 

2018 Picks:

1 (12) Vita Vea, DT, Washington
2 (38) Ronald Jones II, RB, USC
2 (53) M.J. Stewart, CB, UNC
2 (63) Carlton Davis, CB, Auburn.
3 (94) Alex Cappa OG Humboldt ST
4 (117) Jordan Whitehead, S Pitt
5 Justin Watson, WR Pennsylvania
6 (202) Jack Cichy, OB, Wisconsin

2017 Picks:

1 (19) O.J. Howard TE Alabama
2 (50) Justin Evans, S, Texas A&M
3 (84) Chris Godwin, WR, Penn ST
3 (107) Kendell Beckwith, ILB, LSU
5 Jeremy McNichols RB Boise ST
7 (223) Stevie Tu’ikolovatu DT USC

Key FA Signed:

Ryan Griffin QB
Breshad Perriman WR
Donovan Smith OT

Vinny Curry DE

Shaquil Barrett LB
Deone Bucannon OLB

Key FA:

Brent Grimes CB
Ryan Fitzpatrick QB 
Adam Humphries WR
Christopher Conte FS 
Jacquizz Rodgers RB
Donovan Smith OLT
Adarius Taylor ILB
Garrison Sanborn LS
Cairo Santos K 
Kevin Minter ILB 
Cameron Lynch OLB 
Rakeem Nunez-Roches DT
Josh Shaw FS 
Kwon Alexander ILB 
Corey Nelson ILB

Key FA Lost:

Ryan Fitzpatrick QB

The Team: They have to get a D-end to rush the QB. But their biggest need it still to help protect their battered young QB. If they don't build a top O-line to help Winston he will continue his descent downward. Howard is an ORT, but he has the athleticism and length to play on the left side. 

The Player: Howard is a guy who played ORT at Alabama State, but showed the athleticism to play OLT in the NFL this off season. Light on his feet. Needs some technique work. His left knee gave him some trouble at SB. He will play for a long time in the NFL. Plays in great balance with his hands and feet. Once he grabs shirt he can dance with anyone. Great in pass pro. He played QB in high school. Elite athlete for Tackle position. He will be an OLT in the NFL. 

"To be a potential 1st round or 2nd round draft pick means a lot. It shows the work I’ve been putting in to get to where I am," Howard said. "It says a lot about our conference because a lot of guys get overlooked from our conference. I want to represent the SWAC in a positive way so guys coming out later who have a good chance like I have can make the most of their opportunity."

He was recruited to Alabama State as a TE. He still shows the athleticism of a TE. He moves like a TE outside on pulls. He is a force in the run game: strong, mean and quick. He might be the most underrated guy in this Draft. He only allowed one sack in 2019. Played in a two-point stance at Alabama State, but play with a hand in the dirt at Senior Bowl and looked great. Smooth athlete moving backwards. Great kickslide. 

Auburn: Terrific run blocker, and also nimble moving backwards. He is a huge guy. Played well against Auburn. Keeps his hands low and inside. Then grabs shirt as the edge guy tries to take his outside shoulder. I’d like to see more punch. Great job grabbing D-end and turning him, and not letting go until the whistle. Plays with some nice nasty. 

Turns run game into fights. Nice hop inside to seal the DE on inside runs. Great quick steps against speed in pass pro. He can cut off the speed rushers in kickslide, and meet him at the pass. Great size, strength, and balance. He has some suddenness in his shoulders. Nice kick out off the snap, to beat the speed rush right away. 

Combine: I think he is a 1st Round pick at OLT. Which is so odd, The three top Tackles appear to be an ORT, and two small school OTs (though Wash ST is probably not a small school). He is very athletic. There are two super athletic NFL OLTs in this Draft. He is one of them. Everyone else might be better at ORT or OG, or their talent level is in question. 

"I had a chance to compete against some pretty good players and I feel like I came out of that with high hopes for a great career in football," Howard said. "It gave me a chance to expose myself to a lot of (NFL) teams and show them the type of player and person I am."

Man, he can just move: laterally, sideways, backwards, he is an elite mover. Plug and play OT. Great quick feet. Smooth moving laterally. He has some speed to the outside. Nice flexibility turning the corner. He looked more bulked up at Combine than on Tape. Nice pop on the pull. He might have to start out at ORT as a rookie, but he looked like an OLT at the Combine.

2017 (at Alabama State): Played and started all 11 games at tackle... Led team in pancakes, and allowed just one sack ... Helped team win five of their last six games of the season.
2016 (at Alabama State): Appeared in and started in seven games on the offensive line... Played in the first six games, before concluding the season against Grambling State.
2015 (at Alabama State): Appeared in eight games... Started on the offensive line in six contests... Helped the Hornets average 373.5 yards per game.
2014 (at Alabama State): Came to Alabama State as a tight end.

The Reason: They need to get some help on the O-line is Winston is ever going to be a successful QB. A new starter at OLT is a most. Howard has the feet and hands to be great in pass pro on the blindside. And if it doesn't work he is a plug and play ORT. They have to start taking hits off of Winston. 

Second Choice: David Long CB

8.

40.

Bills

Defense: 4-3

Juan Thornhill

FS/SS Virginia

6', 205, (O) 4.42, 

11'9" Broad! 44"Vert!

31.1" Arms, 21 Reps, 

 

*Ed Oliver

3-Tech Houston

OLT? DL, FS, LB, RB, ORT, KR, CB, RB,,OLB, DT, CBTE, TE, TE, WR, WR, WR, OT, OL, OL, OL, LOL

2018 Picks:

11 (7) Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming.
1 Tremaine Edmunds, LB Virginia T
3-96 Harrison Phillips, DT, Stanford.
4-12) Taron Johnson CB Weber ST
5-154 Siran Neal, FS Jacksonville ST
5-166 Wyatt Teller, OG Virginia T
6 Ray-Ray McCloud, WR Clemson.
7 (255) Austin Proehl, WR UNC

2017 Picks:

1 (27) Tre’Davious White CB LSU
2 (37) Zay Jones WR East Carolina
2 (63) Dion Dawkins, ORT, Temple
5 (163) Matt Milano, LB, BC
5 (171) Nathan Peterman, QB, Pitt
6 (195) Tanner Vallejo, LB, Boise ST

Key F.A. Signed:

Cole Beasley WR
John Brown WR 

Andre Roberts WR/KR
Frank Gore RB

Charles Clay TE
Tyler Kroft TE

Jake Fisher TE

LaAdrian Waddle OLT
Mitch Morse OC

Spencer Long OG

Quinton Spain OG 
Ty Nsekhe OLT

Eli Harold OLB
Jordan Phillips DT

Kevin Johnson CB

E.J. Gaines CB 

Key F.A.:
Key F. A, Lost:

John Miller OG

Kyle Williams DT

The Team: The Bills have gone nuts on Offensive Free Agents. They have to help the defense as well. 

The Player: Thornhill is a true freak. He looks like a Strong Safety, but he played Free Safety. He played a lot of Cover One. Terrific blitzer right up the gut. This guy has some on field speed. He will bail right before the snap into Cover One. Great burst outside when he reads the QB's eyes. He can get outside the seam almost as fast as the ball. He really played both SS and FS. There were times he lined up with the LB, and they put him in Cover One a lot, or in the middle of Cover Three. 

He makes plays on the ball in the air. Excellent ball skills. He is a guy who could have more INTs in the NFL than the FBS. Nice job getting to the RB outside from deep Cover One. Great pedal from the middle of the defense. He flies backward so smoothly and easily, and easily changes direction following the QB eyes. He can jump in front of the WR deep down the field in Cover One. 

He played the center of Cover Three. They like to switch up their secondary every snap. He can get outside to the sideline from the middle of the field. He can break outside when the QB takes out, and get outside the numbers to dive out and knock the pass down. There are times you can see those incredible Combine numbers on the field. He will waste steps in pass defense. 

He can line up inside at LB, make the pulling OG miss, and put a hurt on the RB in the middle of the line. Has trouble taking on OLs inside when at LB. But they have to get to him first. When he is moving fast to the RB, the OLs have trouble hitting him. Great burst back at the Mike, when the QB drops. He can drop to either side the QB is looking. He has to be more decisive in coverage. 

He played some Corner as well. "We look for safeties who can take it away, and that's what he does," a Scout said. "It wouldn't surprise me if a team drafted him to move him back to corner since he's long with ball skills." He measured out at the Combine like an elite Corner. 

He will line up inside like a Strong Safety as well. They will line him up as the Mike on short yardage, and he can fill the hole and stuff the RB on 3rd and 1. They will put him in at the Will, and he can get outside and get the RB on the Toss to his side. Which is what teams need now a days. Safeties who can play forward like LBs in the run game, and also be able to drop and play the ball in the air. He does a good job staying over the TE inside the Seams. He can get to RB short.

He will line up as an ILB. He needs to read things better. He has the top upside of any Safety in this Draft. But he has to read it better and quicker. Nice job sliding over to the side the QB is eyeing down as the FS. Takes nice angles forward to get to the RB. They will put him at the Mike on 1st and 2nd down as well. Then line him up as Slot Corner. He is the most versatile DB in this Draft. 

He gets caught up in traffic too much when he lines up too close to the LOS. He can chase an RB 30 to 40 yards downfield and shove him out of bounds. Nice job running around the O-line to get the RB. When he isn't blocked he can get to the RB fast. Not a good blitzer. He does not take on blockers well at all. He is seen as a SS/LB, but he cannot shed OLs. They play him at LB a lot, but he really is a space player. He really has a good feel in Cover One and when to turn and help on the deep WR. The closer you bring him to the line the worse he looks. Nice job picking up the Slot in deep off when the Nickel blitzes. He does not take on the physical stuff well. He is a FS/Nickel. 

The Reason: They really hit just about every position in free agency except Safety. "“It is hard, Definitely in our build we’re not coming off a 12-4 season or a team that doesn’t have a lot of holes. We do know where they’re at. Again, free agency is very fluid, and you just don’t know how it’s going to fall," Bills GM Brandon Beane said. “You have to be careful not to fall in love with a player or players and chase someone out of your price range. You’ll be disappointed and set that player up for failure because they’re not going to be able to meet the price in performance with the fans, the media, their teammates or their coaches." Thornhill is the top freak left on the Board. 

Second Choice: Greg Little OL

9.

41.

Broncos

Defense: 3-4

 

Elgton Jenkins

OC Miss ST

6-4, 310, #74 

 

Drew Lock

QB Missouri

OC, QB, OL, QB, QB, CB,  TE, CB, DE, CB, OL, DB, LB, TE, OL, DL, 

2018 Picks:

1 (5) Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State
2 (40) Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
3 (71) Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon
3 (99) Isaac Yiadom, CB, BC
4 (106) Josey Jewell, LB, Iowa.
4 DeaSean Hamilton, WR, Penn ST
5 Troy Fumagalli, TE,Wisconsin.
6 (183) Sam Jones, OL Arizona ST
6 Keishawn Bierria,LB, Washington
7-226 David Williams,RB,Arkansas

2017 Picks:

1 (20) Garett Bolles, OLT Utah
2 (51) DeMarcus Walker, DE FLA ST
3 Carlos Henderson WR Louisiana T
3 (101) Brendan Langley, CB, Lamar
5 (145) Jake Butt, TE, Michigan
5 (172) Isaiah McKenzie, WR, Georgia
6 (203) De’Angelo Henderson, RB, Coastal Carolina
7 (253) Chad Kelly, QB, Mississippi

Key F.A. Signed:

Joe Flacco QB
Jeff Heuerman TE
Ja'Wuan James ORT

Kareem Jackson CB

Bryce Callahan CB

Key F.A.:

Key F.A. Lost:

Case Keehum QB

Matt Paradis OC 

Billy Turner OG

Shaquil Barrett OLB

Bradley Roby CB 

The Team: They need an OC. They are expecting Paradise to sign elsewhere. But the longer it takes the more it looks like they he is returning. 

The Player: One of my favorites. Might be the best OC in the Draft. Might be more of a Zone blocker. He will get beat by power sometimes, but he was playing injured most of the season. Huge thighs. Great hands. Powerful. When he grabs shirt the defender is done. Smooth hands and feet in mirror drill. Another plug and play OL who will step in and start for 10 to 15 years. Great job pulling the DL up, as he holds on. 

He can bend the stack and shed DT, and bend him backwards to the ground. Great power. Plays with some great nasty. He can move the DT to either side on the Dive with some great power. 

SB: He was a force in the run game at the Senior Bowl. They had the best set of OCs at the Senior Bowl I have ever seen. He destroyed the DTs in the run game. Nice job jamming the DT to the OG on the double. Nice job turning and jamming the DT to the ground on the double. He never seems to be out of balance. Plays with great balance in his hands and feet. Great quick feet to pull outside. He was healthy at the SB, and dominated in the trenches. 
CAREER: The No. 1 center prospect for the 2019 NFL Draft, according to ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr., who is also versatile enough to play every position on the line … Transitioned into the starting center role in 2017 preseason camp and shined as a junior … Played in 49 career games with 34 starts – 26 at center, five at left tackle, two at left guard and one at right tackle … Allowed only one sack over 762 pass-blocking snaps at center during his junior and senior seasons, per Pro Football Focus … Two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Graduated from MSU in December 2018 with a degree in industrial technology.

The Reason: Flacco ain't gettin' any younger. They have to get a legit OC to help run the line and protections. Elway knows how important a great center is to a QB. Jenkins is a plug and play Center.

Second Choice: Derrick Brown DT

10.

42.

Bengals

Defense: 4-3

 

*Mack Wilson

LB Alabama

6-2, 239, (PD) 4.65, 

10"1' Broad, 32" Vert,

32.3" Arms, 

 

Andre Dillard

OLT Wash ST

OLT, LB, TE, DL,  TE, ORG, DE/OLB, DB, QB? ORT?

2018 Picks:

1 (21) Billy Price, OC, Ohio ST
2 (54) Jessie Bates DB Wake Forest
3 (77) Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio ST
3 (78) Malik Jefferson, ILB, Texas
4 (112) Mark Walton, RB, Miami
5-151 Davontae Harris CB Illinois ST
5 (158) Andrew Brown, DL Virginia
5 Darius Phillips, CB, W. Michigan
7-249 Logan Woodside, QB Toledo
7 (252) Rod Taylor, OG Mississippi
7 (253) Auden Tate, WR, Florida ST

2017 Picks:

1 (9) John Ross, WR, Washington
2 (48) Joe Mixon, RB, Oklahoma
3 (73) Jordan Willis, DE, Kansas State
4 (116) Carl Lawson, DE, Auburn
4 (128) Josh Malone, WR, Tennessee
4 (138) Ryan Glasgow, DT, Michigan
5 (153) Jake Elliott, K, Memphis
5 (176) J.J. Dielman, OC, Utah
6 (193) Jordan Evans, LB, Oklahoma
6 Brandon Wilson, RB, Houston
7 (251) Mason Schreck, TE, Buffalo

Key F.A. Signed:  
Bobby Hart OT
John Miller OG

Tyler Eifert TE
C.J. Uzomah TE

Preston Brown OLB
B.W. Webb CB

Darqueze Dennard CB

Key F.A.:  
Jordan Franks TE 

Key F.A. Lost:

Cedric Ogbuehi OLT

Tyler Kroft TE

Jake Fisher TE

Vontaze Burfict LB

The Team: They need an ILB to replace Burfict. "As we continue to build our roster for the 2019 season, we felt it best to give both the team and Vontaze a fresh start," Cincy coach Taylor said. "Vontaze has been a good player here. The team appreciates that, and I know a lot of fans appreciate that. But our focus is on the future. Our goal is to build a successful team for the upcoming season, and we felt that making this change now was best for everyone." Now they need a guy who can step in. 

The Player: Mack Wilson might go in the 1st, but I don’t see it. He is a good Mike, but not great one. Nice job holding the middle, and waiting for the RB to come to him. He rarely faced blockers, because of the ridiculous talent on the DL in front of him. Doesn’t make as many plays as I though he should when I watch him. Often looks the best when he doesn’t move and the play comes to him. He is a very good blitzer. He can find the lane and get to the QB fast. 

He is the leader and signal caller of the defense. Needs to get bigger. He gets to the RB quick, but the RB can run right over him. He can knock the WR flying back onto his back. He is a great run blitzer off the edge. He does not take on blockers well, and is more of a run around guy. 

He was playing like a guided missile against LSU. Destroyed screens. He might be the quickest and fastest LB to the RB. Plays action hurts him. He is a run first ILB. Terrific job finding the RB in traffic. He is a bit of miss cast LB. He is not big and does not have long arms, which seems to be every where. 6-1 240 might be the near the prototype LB now a days, but it is not big. 

He really is a terrific blitzer. He can bend outside the D-end bringing the OLT inside, and hit the QB in a flash. When the QB takes off he always seems to be in the right spot to tackle him. When he blitzes and gets a free lane he can really destroy the QB, and knock him flying back on his butt. He has some explosion, and uses his nice burst and angles to get to the ball carrier.

I'm just not sure about him. I didn't see the step up I was expecting after an injury filled 2017 Season. "Football is football. A 40-yard dash is a 40-yard. I didn’t play football all my life to be a track star or anything else like that," Mack said. "I feel like there’s a part of football that some scouts, some teams, some coaches want to see. But at the end of the day, it’s about what you put on film. That’s your resume." He ran a 4.65 Forty in his second run at the Alabama Proday

Mack said he also had a 32" Vert and 10'1" Broad. "Every team I met with I told them, 'I feel like the most versatile linebacker in the draft,'" Wilson said. "I can flip my hips. I can cover. I can do whatever. I wanted to be able to show those guys that when I did my position drills." Gil Brandt graded his Proday as "Average", is more of a D than C. 

Wilson is an undersized Mike. "He’s going to be the signal caller," Saban said. "Very athletic, very good player. We don’t have any questions about his ability to do what he needs to do at his position to be successful, but how he affects other people is going to be critical." He is a very good athlete on the field. He has a nice quick zone drop, and he is best in coverage.

He is a sideline to sideline tackler. "Physically, we’ve always known Mack could do literally anything," trainer Tracy Varner said. "I mean if you listen to Mack, he should go out there and compete with Jalen and Tua for the starting quarterback job. Mack can do anything. The next step is the mental part and the leadership part." It is his smarts that could make him a great one. He is not a great run defender. He makes the plays when he isn't blocked, but doesn't take on blocks well at all. In space he can do it all. He doesn't always see through the play. Blockers get to him. He needs to beat them to the spot. Needs to play in the future more. 

But he does take nice angles outside. "I still feel like there’s a lot of room for improvement," Wilson said. "You know, I didn’t have the perfect Pro Day. I didn’t accomplish everything that I wanted to accomplish. But I told my parents and my trainers, 'as long as I'm happy, I want y'all to be happy.' After I ran my 40 and I saw what I ran, I was happy. I wasn't mad at myself, I wasn’t down. I was like, 'I'm going to finish these drills strong and go about my day.'" When he sees the ball carrier he gets to him. He is a one year wonder, whose stats weren't that wonderful.

He can run the defense from the Mike. "He’s ready," Varner said. "It’s his third year in the program. He’s been around great leaders. He’s been around Shaun Dion. He’s been around Minkah Fitzpatrick. He’s been around all of these guys in the program, Reuben Foster. So I just expect to see him evolve into what Coach Saban wants him to be. Some of that’s got to rub off, and I think it has. And I think he’ll be ready for it." Now we'll see if he's ready for the NFL. 

Wilson is an undersized Mike. "He’s going to be the signal caller," Saban said. "Very athletic, very good player. We don’t have any questions about his ability to do what he needs to do at his position to be successful, but how he affects other people is going to be critical." He is a freak athlete on the field. 

He is a sideline to sideline tackler. "Physically, we’ve always known Mack could do literally anything," Mack's trainer Tracy Varner said. "I mean if you listen to Mack, he should go out there and compete with Jalen and Tua for the starting quarterback job. Mack can do anything. The next step is the mental part and the leadership part." But it is his smarts that could make him a great one. 

He can run the defense from the Mike. "He’s ready," Varner said before the season. "It’s his third year in the program. He’s been around great leaders. He’s been around Shaun Dion. He’s been around Minkah Fitzpatrick. He’s been around all of these guys in the program, Reuben Foster. So I just expect to see him evolve into what Coach Saban wants him to be. Some of that’s got to rub off, and I think it has. And I think he’ll be ready for it." Now we'll see if he's ready for the NFL.

2018 SENIOR SEASON: Awards: Earned a first-team All-Big Ten selection by the league's coaches and media...Selected first-team All-Big Ten by the Associated Press...Named All-Big Ten by ESPN...Accepted an invitation to play in the Reese's Senior Bowl...Named the team's Co-Most Valuable Defensive Player, with Shareef Miller, at the team's awards banquet...Is a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award...Named to the Pro Football Focus Midseason All-Big Ten team...Selected to Pro Football Focus National and Big Ten Teams of the Week following the Pittsburgh (9/8) game.
Season: Made 13 starts...One of 20 players to make their first career start this year...One of 22 players to have earned their degree entering the 2019 Citrus Bowl...Graduated with his degree in telecommunications in December 2017...Graduated in December 2018 with a degree in broadcast journalism.
Rankings: Ranks No. 5 in the Big Ten and No. 30 in the nation with 1.2 passes defended per game...Is No. 8 in the Big Ten in the FBS with three interceptions
 

The Reason: Mack can play. 

Second Choice: Zach Allen DL/OLB

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11.

43.

Lions

Defense: 4-3

*Trayvon Mullen

CB Clemson

6-1, 195, (O) 4.46, 10'3"Broad, 34.5"Vert, 31"Arms, 

 

Montez Sweat

DE Miss ST

DB, DE, TE, WR,, LB, OL, DL

2018 Picks:

1 (20) Frank Ragnow OC Arkansas
2 (43) Kerryon Johnson RB Auburn
3 (82) Tracy Walker, FS, Louisiana-Lafayette
4-114 Da’Shawn Hand, DE Alabama
5 (153) Tyrell Crosby, OT Oregon
7 Nick Bawden, RB San Diego ST

2017 Picks:

1 (21) Jarrad Davis LB Florida
2 (53) Jalen Tabor DB Florida
3 (96) Kenny Golladay WR N. Illinois
4 Jaylen Reeves-Maybin, LB, Tenn
4 (127) Michael Roberts, TE, Toledo
5 (165) Jamal Agnew, CB, San Diego
6 Jeremiah Ledbetter, DL, Arkansas
6 (215) Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami
7 Pat O’Connor, DL, E. Michigan

Key F.A. Signed:

Jesse James TE
Danny Amendola WR
Trey Flowers Edge

Justin Coleman Nickel

Key F.A.:
Ezekiel Ansah DE 
Luke Willson TE 
LeGarrette Blount RB 
TJ Jones WR
Levine Toilolo TE 
Matt Cassel QB 
Don Muhlbach LS 
Ameer Abdullah RB 
Nick Bellore FB 
Ricky Jean Francois DT
Kelvin Sheppard ILB
Deshawn Shead FS 
Eli Harold OLB

Andrew Donnal ORT 
Crevon LeBlanc CB 
Kerry Hyder DE
Eric Lee DE 
Lenzy Pipkins CB 
Trevor Bates ILB 
Romeo Okwara DE
Charles Washington CB
Steve Longa OLB

Key F.A. Lost:

 

The Team: They have to go DB early to help their defense. Their back seven was their weakness area as a team last season. They were finally able to draft some good DLs and LBs the last two years. Now Patricia has to sure up the secondary. As a group their record was terrible because of their defensive talent. They have to talent-up the D. 

The Player: Mullen is one of my favorites in this Draft. He really looks the part. He plays with great instincts and anticipation. He has that quick twitch athleticism you need on the edge. He also has great size. Showing up at the Combine over 6-feet tall. When he is in off, he has a great burst forward when the WR breaks off. He looks like a 1st Round pick to me. Great physicality after the ball arrives to knock it out. 

He can run with WRs deep. But he can get grabby with WRs when the ball is in the air. He loves to use his feet to cut the WR off, and then give a shove or Jam. He will turn and bail, but can run half turned back to the QB for a long time. He can shed the WR, and get to the RB trying to run behind him. Not the best ball skills. He struggles to play the ball in the air. One INT last season playing behind that DL is his biggest concern. 

Great pedal. He sinks his hips to his knees, and has great agility and feet moving backwards. He pedals the way you teach it. He is great at getting in the way of the WR's release with his feet, without jabbing or jamming him. So whistle won't fly. He has that habit of grabbing after the WR's first move. That will have to change. Great COD. He can run around the pulling OL, and tackle the WR behind the LOS on the screen.

Great loose swivel hips. He has everything you need athletically to be an All-Pro CB. Nice job in finesse Press. He can hop around in front of the WR, and slow his pattern so the timing is gone. He played some Zone. Clemson would switch WRs off the snap sometimes, and he would jump inside and cover the Slot guy. He would also line up in the slot against three WR sets sometimes. No trouble staying with the quick slot guy short. 

Not the best run defender. He lets the WR block him out of the play consistently. He will be slow to the WR when he stops short and catches the ball. He is better at playing the WR than the ball in the air. He doesn't have the best ball skills. When he sees the ball coming he attacks the WR, not the ball. He shut WR down with positioning, and not letting the QB have a place to throw into, and not by playing the ball in the air. That could drop him down to the 2nd Round. He is not consistent in run support. 

Overview: Declared for the NFL Draft following a three-year Tiger career in which he posted 94 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, three quarterback pressures, four interceptions, a forced fumble and 12 pass breakups in 1474 snaps over 41 games (26 starts) in his career … second-team AFCA All-American in 2018 who earned College Football Playoff National Championship Defensive MVP honors in the final game of his career … entered 2018 ranked as the No. 49 player in the nation in the preseason by NFL.com and No. 63 player by Sports Illustrated
2018: Second-team ACFA All-American … second-team All-ACC … second-team AP All-ACC … third-team All-ACC according to Phil Steele … credited with 37 tackles (4.0 for loss), four pass breakups, two sacks and an interception in 701 snaps over 15 games (14 starts) … started each of Clemson’s first five games, recording at least one tackle in four of the five contests … limited by injury to two snaps at Wake Forest … recorded two tackles in helping hold No. 16 NC State to 193 passing yards … contributed five tackles and a pass breakup at Florida State … added one tackle and a pass breakup vs. Louisville … made a season-high six tackles and broke up a pass at No. 17 Boston College … collected a tackle and a pass breakup against Duke … contributed five tackles vs. South Carolina … added a tackle in Clemson’s ACC Championship Game win against Pitt … contributed five tackles in helping hold No. 3 Notre Dame to three points in the Cotton Bowl … earned Defensive MVP honors in the National Championship Game against No. 1 Alabama, collecting six tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and an interception, which he returned 46 yards to set up a Tiger touchdown drive.

The Reason: It appears that Slay, while a Number One CB, is a little too sensitive. So taking a CB in the 1st might piss him off. But a Number Two CB in the 2nd could be just what the doctor ordered.

As a group, they only had a pathetic 7 INTs on the season. I mean as a whole, their entire defense, had 7 INTs. 

Second Choice: Mack Wilson LB

12.

44.

Packers

(From N.O.)

Defense: 3-4

Garrett Bradbury-

OC/OG NC ST

6-3, 307, (O) 4.92, S-1.74,

31 3/4" Arms, 34 Reps, 

31"Vert, 8'8"Broad, 

7.41 3-Cone, 4.53 SS, 

**AJ Hockenson

TE Iowa

 

Jerry Tillery

DT Fighting Irish

WR, TE, DT, OL, QB, TE, LB, OLBOL, OLB, DB, CB,  

2018 Picks:

1 (18) Jaire Alexander CB Louisville
2 (45) Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa.
3 (88) Oren Burks, ILB, Vanderbilt
4 (133) J’Mon Moore, WR Missouri
5 (138) Cole Madison, OG Wash ST
5 (172) JK Scott, P, Alabama
5 (174) Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, South Florida.
6 Equanimeous St Brown, WR ND
7 (232) James Looney, DE, California
7 (239) Hunter Bradley, LS, Mississippi State
7 (248) Kendall Donnerson, DE, Southeast Missouri State

2017 Picks:

2 (33) Kevin King, CB Washington
2 (61) Josh Jones, DB NC State
3 Montravius Adams, DL Auburn
4 (108) Vince Biegel, OLB Wisconsin
4 (134) Jamaal Williams, RB, BYU
5-175 Deangelo Yancey WR Purdue
5 (182) Aaron Jones, RB, UTEP
6 (212) Kofi Amichia OL, S. Florida
7 (238) Devonte Mays, RB Utah ST
7 (247) Malachi Dupre, WR, LSU

Key F.A. Signed:

 

Key F.A.:
Marcedes Lewis TE 
Lance Kendricks TE

Reggie Gilbert DE 
Muhammad Wilkerson DE

Tyler Lancaster DT 

Byron Bell ORT 
Davon House CB 
Bashaud Breeland CB
Korey Toomer ILB 
Jake Ryan ILB 
Geronimo Allison WR 
Drew Kaser P 
Lucas Patrick OG 
Jermaine Whitehead FS 
Justin McCray OG
Tre Carson RB 
Kentrell Brice SS 
Robert Tonyan Jr. WR 
Jake Kumerov WR 

Key F.A. Lost:

Clay Matthews OLB

Randall Cobb WR 

The Team: I still think the Packers need an edge guy. But all three tight ends on the roster from last season are gone or free agents that the Packers don't seem to be in any rush to sign. 

The Player: Bradbury is the best zone blocking OC in this Draft. He is a true athletic freak at OC. Great feet. He is always moving his feet. Great power base that keeps him in balance and enables him to give heavy hits. He moves bigger guys. Great low base to win leverage almost every time. 

He can give the heavy punch that rocks rushers. Elite at grabbing shirt and moving down the line in run blocks. He plays with the nasty of old school OCs. He lives to pancake the bigger DLs, and grind their bones into the dirt. I don't care how good your O-line is, he will make it better.

Terrific toughness and smarts. He will run the O-line, and be the guy teams want to run behind. As defenses get faster and faster more teams are running more dives, misdirections, and zone schemes to keep the fast guys off their RBs. He excels at all of that. He excels at all the ways the run game is changing now a days, with the speed and passing games making defenses all smaller and faster. 

Great reach blocker. Great hook blocker. He is great at every kind of block you want to be on the move for. Elite bursting to the second level and taking out LBs. He can stalemate the biggest of the biggest OLs with zone blocks. Any block that involves the feet he is elite at doing, and what doesn't involve the feet for OLs. He is a legit Day One OC. A rare commodity indeed. Great hands. 

FLA ST: Great feet moving backwards in pass pro. Great balance. I love how he moves back in pass pro with his hands held high. Teams don't want to rush his lane, so as soon as one DT or the other gets an  advantage, he turns and smacks him down. Primarily a zone blocker, but he can grab shirt and hold on when the big DT knocks him a few yards back, and stop him. Great balance and recovery against pure power. He's great at getting either shoulder and turning the DT with power.

BC: Solid, smart, tough interior Day Two OC. Not sure he can prove more this week. However, he definitely proved more at the Senior Bowl. He showed he was one of the top five OLs in this Class. He plays with great power and balance. Short and stick for an OL, but is strong as an ox. He can flow over to his right, and punch the DT the ORG is blocking almost off his feet. Great hip torque.

Effortless in switching off stunts and leads with his hands and into the head butt. Just a stunning burst off the snap. I don't know if I can explain it right. He has the best initial burst off the snap of any OL I've seen (there, I did it;). Zone blocking teams are going to be freaking out for hits guy. 

Clemson: Nice lateral burst to right, and can stop and turn back to get the LB blitzing behind him. He will miss the TD on the backside when the QB is rolling out to the other side. Great zone blocking against the much bigger DT. I love his hands in pass pro. He can stick his right hand into the DT's chest as the ORG grabs him, and grab the other DT with his left hand and jam him into the OLG's block. Fantastic smarts and technique. Plays stronger then he should. Powerful punches. 

Great job doubling to either side. He is amazing getting to the second level in space, and can put the Safety instantly on skates moving 10-yards backwards. He can catch the blitzer and stop him in a few steps. He is so good on the double jamming the DL as he moves to side to block the LB, and even turn the LB into the Safety trying to fill the hole. Amazing power and leverage in hands. Great sinking his hip. Always seems to have leverage. Heavy hands. He is an all out all the time guy.  

Senior Bowl: He is a force in the run game. He can turn and slam the 3-Tech trying to jump past him and drive him back. He can play OG as well. He is great getting outside on the pull, finding a target, and destroying him. That is what he does best. He blocks on the move as well as anyone in this Draft. HE made a lot of money at the Senior Bowl. He looked his stock up as the number one Interior OL, in a zone blocking scheme. Knack for turning as the RB runs behind his back. 

Which is his problem. He is a very scheme specific player. I think he can play in any scheme after watching him at the Senior Bowl. However, he is a zone blocking maven. So he has to go to a zone blocking scheme team. Plug and play interior OL. He will miss a block and then turn and the DL off his feet. He plays through the Whistle. Nasty dude in all the right ways. Pro Bowl potential. 

The Reason: As you go through players, some rise and some fall every day. My biggest faller this week is Kaden Smith (who I had locked here in my wacky brain). My biggest risers are Foster Moreau and Caleb Wilson. 

Wilson will not get out of the 2nd Round. "He probably wasn’t a household name," a scout said. "But that will force teams to go back and maybe take another look," Wilson is the best TE in this Draft with the mixture of NFL speed and production. Don't be surprised if he ends up in the 1st. 

Second Choice: Deionte Thomason FS

13.

45.

Atlanta

Defense: 4-3

 Jaylon Ferguson

OLB/5-Tech 

Louisiana Tech

6-5, 271, (PD) 4.82,  

24 Reps, 34 1/2" Arms!

32" Vert, 9-9 Broad,

5.12 SS, 8.08 3-Cone,

 

Brian Burns

Edge FLA ST

OTDT, CB, NT, EDGE, CB, RB, LB, TEOL, FS, OL, DL

2018 Picks:

1 (26) Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
2 (58) Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado
3 (90) Deadrin Senat, DT, S. Florida
4 (126) Ito Smith RB Southern Miss
6 (194) Russell Gage, WR, LSU
6 (200) Foye Oluokun, S, Yale

2017 Picks:

1-26 Takkarist McKinley OLB UCLA
3 (75) Duke Riley, ILB, LSU
4(136) Sean Harlow ORG Oregon ST
5 Damontae Kazee CB San Diego ST
5 (156) Brian Hill, RB, Wyoming
5 (174) Eric Saubert, TE, Drake

Key F.A. Signed:

Kenjon Barner RB 

Justin Hardy WR

Ty Sambrailo ORT 
Jamon Brown OG 
James Carpenter OG

Luke Stocker TE

Logan Paulsen TE

Adrian Clayborn  DE

Kemal Iskmel OLB
Grady Jarrett DT

Key F.A.:

Key F.A. Lost:

Tevin Coleman RB

Bruce Irvin Edge

Brooks Reed DE

Brian Poole CB

Robert Alford CB

Justin Bethel CB 

The Team: They need some big DLs who can play in their 3-4 system. This is a pure best available DL pick. Ferguson looked like an Edge, but kept getting bigger. With a 5.12 Short Shuttle and 8.08 3-Cone, they might move him to 5-Tech. But he has that knack for hitting the quarterback from the edge. 

The Player: Ferguson is much more raw than I expected. He struggled to beat the higher level OLs early in the week at the Senior Bowl. He got better as the week went on. Very impressive. When he uses his hands against the OLT, he beat him. He is a good run defender. Great size. Long arms and leg drive are huge advantages for him. He could bulk up some more and maybe play inside. He got better every practice at the SB.

He got better every game at Louisiana Tech, and garnered 2.5 Sacks in his final game. He broke Terrell Suggs NCAA record of 44 Career sacks, when he got his 45th Sacks in Louisiana Tech Bowl Game in Hawaii. As a Senior he garnered 17.5 Sacks! 26 TFL, 9 hurries, 4 PBU, two Forced Fumbles and one Fumble Recovery. 

He played with absolutely no technique early at the SB, and still got to the QB. He has that knack for hitting the quarterback. He will have to learn to uses his hands and technique and have a plan to do it in the NFL, but he has the magic that you can’t teach. He was able to shove the OLT arms up, and break inside, and showed his first rip of the week. On the next play he read the misdirection of the O-line and got up field, and when the QB turned to waggled outside to his right off the play action, he was in the QB's face to cause the bad throw. Then Ferguson hit him anyway. 

He plays with great power and explosion. Power edge rusher. Great hands. He is the best puncher in the rush in this Draft. He has the speed to get outside on the Toss. He finds the QB in the backfield. He has that knack. Love his hands. Nice speed to power to get under the OT and hit the QB. 

He had a great Pro Day, as he was uninvited to the Combine do to the new rules about arrests. "DL coaches from the Eagles, Cowboys, Dolphins, Vikings and Lions attended @LATechFB's pro day to see a player who was uninvited to the combine," Gil Brandt twitted. "Edge rusher Jaylon Ferguson (6-5, 271) had a good workout, according to scouts there. (4.82 40, 32 VJ, 9-9 BJ, 5.12 ss, 8.08 3-cone, 24 reps" He will not make it out of Round Two.

He is a tremendous physical talent, but he looked like a one move rusher to me. "I live my life slow so I can play fast," Ferguson said. "Really before the game, I’ll just be in my own world, just chilling and quiet. And then right before we go on the field, I turn it up, I turn it on, get ready to go because on the field you can’t be cool and laid back. You’ve got to be up. People are looking up to you. People are depending on you. So you’ve got to get up and go." Needs more moves and to get more savvy in the rush. 
Senior Bowl Notes: Nice inside move. He can beat the OLT in kickslide with a great burst inside. He has to work on more moves. Very underdeveloped. He relied too much on speed to power, and shoving off to hit the QB. He won’t be able to rely on that in NFL. He has to win right away or he looses. He doesn’t shed with his hands or have a plan. It is pop the blocker up, and run around him or nothing. He was attacking the OLs arms and hands with interesting skill by the end of the week. That was the best thing I saw him do at the SB. 
REDSHIRT SENIOR (2018): Started every game for the Bulldogs at defensive end while leading the nation in sacks with a school and C-USA record 17.5 on the season, earning him C-USA Defensive Player of the Year honors and four separate All-America accolades. Broke the all-time NCAA record for career sacks with 45.0 over the course of his Bulldog career, passing Terrell Suggs’ previous record of 44.0 with 2.5 sacks recorded in his final collegiate game in LA Tech’s win over Hawaii in the 2018 SoFi Hawaii Bowl (12/22). 
Broke the Louisiana Tech program record with 45.0 career sacks. Totaled 64 tackles (37 solo, 27 assisted), a team-high 26.0 tackles for loss, 17.5 sacks, 9 QB hurries, 4 pass breakups, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. Ranked 1st in the nation in sacks (17.5) and sacks per game (1.35), while ranking 2nd nationally and 1st in C-USA in tackles for loss (26.0).

The Reason: It is probably dumb to go DL with both of Atlanta's first two picks, but both players will instantly impact their defense. They resigned Grady Jarrett DT. So they are unlikely to Draft a DT in the 1st.

Second Choice: Deionte Thomason FS

 

Redskins

Defense: 3-4

Ross Pierschbacher

OC/OG

6-5, 309, #71

 

*Rashan Gary-

DL Michigan

QB, OL, WR, SS, Edge, ILB, OL, DB, RB, OLT, 

2018 Picks:

1 (13) Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama
2 (59) Derrius Guice, RB, LSU
3 (74) Geron Christian OT Louisville
4 (109) Troy Apke, SS, Penn State
5 (163) Tim Settle, DT Virginia Tech
6- Shaun Dion Hamilton LB Alabama
7 Greg Stroman, CB Virginia Tech
7 (256) Trey Quinn, WR, SMU

2017 Picks:

1 (17) Jonathan Allen, DE Alabama
2 (49) Ryan Anderson, OLB Alabama
3 (81) Fabian Noreau, DB UCLA
4 (114) Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma
4 Montae Nicholson SS Michigan ST
5 (154) Jeremy Sprinkle, TE, Arkansas
6 (199) Chase Roullier, OL Wyoming
6 (209) Robert Davis WR Georgia S.
7 Josh Harvey-Clemons SS Louisville
7 (235) Josh Holsey, DB, Auburn

Key F.A. Signed:

Case Keenum QB
Adrian Peterson RB

Ereck Flowers ORT
Rodgers-Cromartie CB

Landon Collins SS

Key F.A.: 

Key F.A. Lost:

Preston Smith Edge

Stacy McGee DL

Zach Brown LB

The Team: Redskins pick up a 1st Round talent for their interior O-line here.

The Player: Pierschbacher is the most underrated OL in this Draft. Amazing OC. He can knock one rusher down, and when the blitzer comes late, grab him with his hands, with the DT at his feet. Remarkable power and balance. Nice job occupying the big DT to let the RB slash behind him, when he can’t get into his shirt and hold on. Underrated power OL with the feet to zone block. Alabama ran Dives all night and day right behind his elite seal blocks inside. 

He has the versatility that all teams need. "Being able to have a guy who is a swing guy, smart and tough, who can play all three [interior spots]," Pierschbacher said about himself. "I think he’ll stay around the NFL for a long time." He's a plug and play interior OL but he will make his money at OC. 

Nice seal blocker right off the snap. He can grab the DT off the snap on the play action, and then drive him back. He is a plug and play OC, who can run the line make everyone better. "I think he helps everybody else play better," Saban echoed. He has great balance, power, smarts and precision.

Nice heavy hands and quick feet. Great job turning and shoving the rushing DT out of the play on the Dive. Great laterally burst off the snap, and can cross in front of the DT and seal him inside with some great lateral quicks. 

Voted team Captain. "I think in a day and age where there are a lot of followers, these guys were exemplary and the example they set was a commitment to excellence," Saban said about his four Captains. "These four men did as good a job of that as any we’ve ever had. I think these guys will be very successful in life because of who they are, what they were able to accomplish and we’re very proud of them." He made all the checks and calls, and got his offense lined up.

He has also learned to be a great leader of the O-line. "Growing up and coming through the program, you see all the older guys do it and you hope that one day, it can be you," Pierschbacher said. "It’s capping off a great career and great time here at the University, so it’s awesome." An NFL OC isn't just a blocker, he has to be the brains as well. Powerful hands grabbing shirt, pushing the DL up and out of leverage, and holding him in place as the RB slashes by.

He has done everything you could want to see in college. "I know what it is like to win," Pierschbacher said. “I have seen what it takes to win. I played at the highest level at all three interior positions, and obviously at the offensive line position in the NFL you’re only going to carry seven or eight guys so you’re going to play multiple roles. So, I think that is a huge bonus for me." Terrific power blocker, who has the feet to be a great zone blocking OC as well. 

LSU: He can knock the DT sideway when he pulls to the side in run game. Solid in pass pro. Heavy hands pushing DT back. Great balance moving backwards, Great job latching onto the bigger DT, and holding him up in pass pro. It is very tough to power him back. When he turns on the DT, he is sealed and out of the play instantly. Doesn't reach at all when a LB blitzes past him, he just holds onto the DT. 

The Reason: I would not take an OC in the 1st Round. In my opinion Pierschbacher is just as talented or even better than: Bradbury, McCoy, and Jenkins.  

Second Choice: Deionte Thomason FS