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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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My Picks: 

Key Needs:

Team Moves:

1.

33.

Cardinals

Defense: 4-3

*Greg Little

OLT Ole Miss

6-6, 325, #74,

 

Montez Sweat

DE Miss ST

CB, OL, DL, EDGE, NT, 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 DE/OLB
Brooks Reed DE 

Marcus Gilbert OT 
Jordan Hicks LB

Robert Alford CB

Key F.A.:

Phil Dawson KR
Deone Bucannon ILB 
Tre Boston FS
Benson Mayowa DE 
Markus Golden DE 
John Phillips TE
Joe Barksdale ORT 
Gerald Hodges ILB 
Derrick Coleman FB 
Oday Aboushi OG
Rodney Gunter DT 
Zach Moore DE
Jeremy Vujnovich OLT 
John Wetzel OG
Olsen Pierre DT
J.J. Nelson WR
Jeremy Cash OLB
D.J. Foster WR
Gabe Martin ILB
Daniel Munyer OC
Darrell Daniels TE
Ricky Seals-Jones TE 

Key F.A. Lost:

Mike Iupati OG

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

Jerry Tillery

DT Fighting Irish

6-6, 295, (O) 4.93,

34 1/4"Arm,  23 Reps, 

32" Vert, 9'7" Broad, 

7.34 3-Cone, 4.33 Short S 

 

**Byron Murphy

CB Washington

DEFENSE!

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
Pierre Desir CB
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: Indy has to get some defense, especially with their wacky fast break Offense that never slows to work the clock. Their are a lot of choices to help their D-line. Two of their top three DTs are free agents.  

The Player: Tillery was a great 3-Tech last year. He was best 3-Tech in the FBS in the first half of the season. He will line up standing up, and has great speed winding around the ORG. Better looking athlete than I thought. Amazing how he splits the double rushing the QB, and forces him to throw too early. 

He will zone drop on blitzes sometimes. Great burst outside on stunt. Great use of hands to slap his way past the OG. He played more outside in the playoff, and not just at NT. He can grab a couple of OLs, and let his LBs flow to the RB on big downs. He will line up on the Nose on short and goal line. 
He can really control the OL in front of him. He looks like a great 5-Tech to me. He will line up outside the ORT, and can slap his arms down and hit the QB. Nice swim over ORG in run defense. Nice upfield burst off a stunt to sack the QB. When he sees the QB in the backfield, he gets to him. Elite burst off the snap. 

Great penetrator against the run. He forces teams to run to the left. He can knock the ORG onto this butt, and grab the RB. He just destroyed the FLA ST ORG. Very tough to run outside on his side. He stacks and sheds and get into he backfield whenever they run to his side. He is so good at forcing a team to run left handed. Injures are a concern for him.

The Reason: Tillery it a 1st Round talent who will go in the 2nd Round. 

Second Choice: Devin Bush LB

3.

35. 

Raiders

Defense: 4-3

*Julian Love

CB Fighting Irish 

5-11, 195, (O) 4.54,

6.72 3-Cone! 4.1 SS, 

41" Broad! 36" Vert,

31 3/4" Arms, 14 Reps,

 

*Kyler Murray

QB/Outfielder Oklahoma 

 

*Clelin Ferrell-

DE Clemson

 

Juan Thornhill

FS/SS Virginia

WR, EDGE, OLT, LB, CB, OL, WR, DB, QB

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
Trent Brown OT
Johnathan Hankins DT
Lamarcus Joyner S
J.J. Nelson WR
Tyrell Williams WR

Key F.A.: 

Johnathan Hankins DT 
Clinton McDonald DT

Frostee Rucker DT

Ahtyba Rubin DT

Rashaan Melvin CB
Jared Cook TE
Marshawn Lynch RB 
Marcus Gilchrist SS
Reggie Nelson FS
Martavis Bryant WR
Brandon LaFell WR
Doug Martin RB
Mike Nugent K 
Leon Hall CB
Dwayne Harris WR
Emmanuel Lamur OLB
T.J. Clemmings ORT
Jon Feliciano OG
Erik Harris CB 
Shilique Calhoun OLB
Daryl Worley CB
Denver Kirkland OG
Ian Silberman OG 
Dexter McDonald CB 
Jalen Richard RB
Fadol Brown DE
Ternt Sieg LS
Tevin Mitchel CB 
Jason Cabinda LB
Daniel Carlson K 
Marcell Ateman WR 
Justin Murray OL

Key F.A. Lost:

AJ McCarron QB

Jordy Nelson WR

Kelechi Osemele OG

Donald Penn OT

D. Rodgers-Cromartie CB

The Team: Raiders need a DB. 

The Player: I like Love. "Julian’s just a baller," ND LB Drue Tranquill said. "You put him on the field, and he’s going to hunt the ball down and make plays. Terrific closing speed. He’s able to run the alleys for us and bring ball carriers down." I think he is an NFL CB One. 

He has everything you want in a CB, except an elite ability to catch the ball. But he has great ball skills to track and knock the ball down, and he will snag one every know and again (horrible explanation, but I think you get it, I think...;). Okay, he gets his hands on the ball a lot and has a ton more PBUs than you'd think, but he doesn't have that great knack for catching the ball and snagging the INT. But he has an incredible knack for arriving at the receiver as the ball arrives and not letting him catch it (is that clearer? Probably not, eh, go watch some tape;).

He had more PBUs, TFLs, and Tackles than Greedy and Baker, he returned a fumble for a TD, and (in case you were wondering if he played special teams;) he scored a 2-point conversion on a blocked extra point return. He has that knack for knowing what the WR is doing. He has that knack for knocking the ball down as it arrives at the WR. 

He lines up in Off, and just seems to know when to stop and attack the WR when the ball is in the air, "Julian beats people with his technique and his understanding of what they’re going to do," Love's Dad said. "He knows what they’re going to do before they do it." He has elite instincts for arriving at the WR as the ball arrives in Off coverage. 

He just doesn't give up receptions. "He’s smart. He’s quick. He’s extremely detailed in his preparation," Boykin said. "He’s a quick-twitch type of corner. He plays the ball very well in the air. He’s always around the ball as well, whether it’s making a tackle or causing a fumble or recovering it. He’s right there." He makes plays in the passing game. 

He plays Off primarily, and is the best in this Draft in Off Coverage. "What you look for watching film on the opposition is tendencies," Love said. "You pick what you’re trying to look for, whether it’s their release, what they look like when they’re trying to run certain routes. Just tendencies. I guess that is built off my childhood." The team that takes him has to be okay with him playing Off. 

If your looking for a Press or Zone Corner look elsewhere. "You see all the concepts and what they’re trying to do each time by the direction of the ball," Love said. "That’s instilled in us. T-Lyght does a great job of hammering down on that. We see so much of it [on tape]." You take him in the 1st or 2nd to play Off Man coverage.  

The Reason: They have to get a Corner. 

Second Choice: Tytus Howard OL

4.

36.

49ers

Defense: 4-3

Caleb Wilson-

TE UCLA 

6-4 240, (U) 4.5,  

9'5: Broad, 29" Vert, 

7.2 3-Cone, 33" Arms,

4.4 Short Shuttle 

 

*Nick Bosa-

EDGE Ohio ST

OG, RB, DE, DB, WR, DL, 

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 DB

Robbie Gould KR

Key F.A.:

Jimmie Ward CB
Michael Person OG 
Mark Nzeocha OLB 
Alfred Morris RB 
Tom Savage QB 
Raheem Mostert RB
Antone Exum FS 
Jullian Taylor DT
Tyvis Powell S 
Greg Mabin CB 
Elijah Lee OLB 
Ross Dwelley TE 

Robbie Gould K  
Kyle Nelson LS 

Bradley Pinion P 

Key F.A. Lost:

 

The Team: They have to get help for Garoppolo. Starting with a tough OC who can run the line and make every block. Bradbury is a zone blocking specialist and when you think Zone blocking you think Shanahan (granted you think Kyle's Dad, but still;). 

The Player: 3/26 Caleb Wilson: Testing The Seam.

The Reason:  

Second Choice: Deionte Thompson FS

5.

37.

Giants

(From Browns)

Defense: 4-3

Yodny Cajuste

OLT WVU

6-5, 312, 

34" Arms! 32 Reps!

 

**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. Yup that's about it, again. 

The Player:  Cajuste had some injury trouble early at WVU, but started every game the last two years at OLT. I loved his feet at the Senior Bowl. He is relative unknown, but was Co-Big-12 OL of the year with Dalton Risner and Dru Samia (who I thought was Oklahoma best OL), neither of which played OLT. 

I really like his feet. He can  run over DLs in run the game. He does a good job keeping his hands inside, but he does lower them sometimes. Quick feet. Bends his knee low. Likes to grab and head butt while dancing backwards. He looks like an NFL OT to me.

He can a little high sometimes and has to work on sinking his hips more. When in balance he is a 1st Round talent at OLT. When he gets high he can get knocked off balance. He might have to start at ORT. He really looks the part with huge build and 34"Arms. Terrific hips, and he knows how to use his hip torque to put a hurt on opponents. 

Vs Texas: I'd like to see him grab shirt a little more. He ducks his head on Draws sometimes. Great foot athlete. Great heavy hands. When he punches guys you can see the impact on the body. 
Nice job keeping his hands up in kick slide. He can be fierce in play action. Nice balance on the edge in stance. Effortless switching on stunts. When he grabs shirt the rush is done. Nice puncher in run and moving backwards in Pass Pro. He has a ton of experience in Pass pro. And really, despite his flaws, doesn't give up rushes. 

I don't think he gave up even a pressure against Oklahoma. Not pretty, but always looks balanced moving backwards. Starts off slow, but seems to get better as the game goes on. I must admit, the TMIWTMIL. Great quick feet. I really like his feet moving backwards. He will get over aggressive sometimes and end up on the ground. He understands position, and does a great job in positioning. 

2018 (r-Sr.): FWAA All-American (Second Team). Phil Steele All-America (Second Team). Athlon Sports All-America (Fourth Team). Big 12 Conference Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year. All-Big 12 Conference First Team (AP, Coaches). All-Big 12 Conference First Team (Phil Steele). Three-year starter at tackle, having played in 31 career games and starting 30. Started 11 games at left tackle. Saw action on 776 plays, including 708 on offense. Paved the way for the offense to average 512.3 yards of total offense per game, ranking No. 2 in the Big 12 and No. 8 nationally. Part of the offense that averaged 40.3 points per game, No. 2 in the Big 12 and No. 10 nationally. Member of an offense which was No. 2 in the Big 12 and No. 4 nationally for most passing yards per game (351.3). Offense passed for more than 300 yards in 10 games and 350 or more yards in seven games. Offense rushed for more than 150 yards in seven games and 200 in two games. Offense produced 500 or more yards of total offense in eight games, including two with more than 600 yards

The Reason: I think Cajuste is an NFL OLT. If not he can play ORT, and might be able to move inside to OLG. Or Jonah Williams could move inside to OLG and make the left side of their O- line an offensive power house, instead of a leaky toilet. 

Second Choice: Erik McCoy OC

6.

38.

Jaguars

Defense: 4-3

*Dexter Lawrence

6-4, 342,  34 3/4"Arms! 

(O) 5.05, 29 Reps!

 

**D.K. Metcalf- 

WR Ole Miss

OL, DL, WR,  TE, 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

Key FA.:
Corey Grant RB
T.J. Yeldon RB 
Tyler Shatley OG
A.J. Cann OG 
Josh Wells ORT
Matt Overton LS
Patrick Omameh OG 
Kai Forbath K 
Tommy Bohanon FB 
Ereck Flowers ORT
Blake Bell TE
Rashad Greene WR
Corey Robinson OLT 
Tyler Patmon CB 
Josh Lambo K 
Josh Walker OT 
James O'Shaughnessy TE
Jaydon Mickens WR
Chris Reed OG

Key Free Lost

Blake Bortles QB

Donte Moncrief WR

Malik Jackson DL

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

The Player: Lawrence was finding the ball little better this year. When he charges up field, he scares the QB. He will get doubled at the line, and can still leap up and bat the pass down. They put him in on Goalline offense to block like a FB at A&M, like the Refrigerator. It is amazing how he can be tripled and power all three guys backwards towards the QB. Great job stunting and blocking two OLs so Wilkins can pressure the QB. Lawrence was on his way to being a 1st when he got injured last season. 

Duke: He is producing more late in the season. I think I have him underrated. I like to look at the guys that opposing coaches worry about. With the unheard of talent on the Clemson D-line, the player teams having been choosing to double is Lawrence. That has to count more than my opinion of him. However, he is inconsistent. Incredibly powerful, and plays with crazy agility and balance. Great foot athlete.

He is one of those gigantic guys that is as rare as bigfoot. He will be the biggest boom or bust guy in this Draft. But if he succeeds. I’m not sure there is another DL with his elite size who can move like him. And he has that knack for finding the RB. You cannot run at him on short yardage. He can slip the OC at the point with his hands and size and catch the RB in the hole. He is so huge and strong that if he sees it, he gets there.

FLA ST: When he hustles he is really something to see. He got upfield and wide on a stunt outside. The QB threw it to the WR on a bubble screen, and he got out to the sideline and destroyed the WR like a tsunami. That speed and hustle on a guy his size is as rare as a tsunami in Hawaii. 
He put the OLG on skates and rammed him into the QB as he threw, and then leaped up over the OC and hit the QB as he threw, which lead to an INT. When he gets moving to his full potential there is not a DT who looks better than he does. The problem is how consistently he can get his body bursting forward to devastate the offense. 

Louisville: Terrific job holding up the run defense while the rest of the D-line attacks the QB. Great strong legs, arms and balance, to shove the cut blocker to the ground and move over him to the RB. He absorbs so many doubles it is incredible. He lined up between OC and the OLG, and they double him half the time. Which really frees things up for the outside guys. He will lined up at NT, and can absorb the double and still get to the RB. 

Overview: Declared for the NFL Draft after completing his Clemson career with 162 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, 43 quarterback pressures, five pass breakups, a caused fumble and three recovered fumbles in 1,541 snaps over 40 games (36 starts) … first-team All-American who was also a three-time All-ACC selection … entered 2018 ranked as the No. 10 player in the nation in the preseason by Sports Illustrated and No. 16 player by NFL.com.
2018: First-team All-American according to the AFCA … first-team All-ACC … first-team AP All-ACC … credited with 44 tackles (7.5 for loss), three pass breakups, 1.5 sacks, a fumble recovery, a blocked kick and a rushing touchdowns in 467 combined offensive and defensive snaps over 13 games (all starts).

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, 34" Arms, 21 R, (U) 5.02, S-1.81, 29.5" Vert, 9'1"Br, 

 

*Rashan Gary-

DE Michigan

 

 

DE, OT, DB, RB, OL, CB, EDGE, WR, DL, 

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: Another team that choked their season to death. They went from pick 11 to pick 5 in about a month. That's just sad. Of the leftover needs from last years Draft, I have DE/Passrusher as the top two. I like Gary's physical potential, but the depth in this Draft at D-end is phenomenal. 

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.  

Second Choice: David Long CB

8.

40.

Bills

Defense: 4-3

A.J. Brown

WR Mississippi

6-1, 225, #1, 

 

*Ed Oliver

3-Tech Houston

WR, OL, DL, WR, OL, KR, CB, OT, 

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 
Frank Gore RB
Kevin Johnson CB
Tyler Kroft TE
Mitch Morse C
Ty Nsekhe OT
Jordan Phillips DT
Andre Roberts WR/KR

Key F.A.:
Kyle Williams DT
Vontae Davis CB
Lorenzo Alexander OLB
Ryan Groy OG BUF
Kelvin Benjamin WR
Jordan Mills ORT
Jordan Phillips DT 
Derek Anderson QB 
Ramon Humber OLB
Taiwan Jones RB 

Phillip Gaines CB 
Logan Thomas TE
Dontae Johnson CB
Jeremiah Sirles OG
John Miller OG 
Key F. A, Lost:

 

The Team: The Bills have to get a WR for their young QB. He is not a rookie any more and now he has to learn how to start winning. He cannot do that by himself. He has to have some legit NFL weapons.  

The Player: 3/18 AJ Brown: The Best Slot WR In 2019 Draft. But...

The Reason: Their leading receiver last season was Zay Jones with 56 catches for 652 yards. 

Second Choice: Greg Little OL

9.

41.

Broncos

Defense: 3-4

 

Elgton Jenkins

OC Miss ST

6-4, 310, #74 

 

**Greedy Williams

CB LSU

OC, QB, CB, DT, OLCB,  DE, OL, LB,  

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.:

Jared Veldheer ORT 

Elijah Wilkinson OT

Max Garcia OG
Nico Falah OC
Jeff Heuerman TE
Jordan Taylor WR
Brian Parker TE 
Isaiah McKenzie WR
Matt LaCosse TE 
Kevin Hogan QB 
Casey Kreiter LS
Jerrol Garcia-Williams ILB 
Deiontrez Mount OLB 
Joe Jones OLB 
Dymonte Thomas S 
Tim Patrick WR 
Colby Wadman P

Domata Peko DT
Tramaine Brock CB
Shane Ray OLB
Zach Kerr DE 
Adam-Pacman Jones CB
Shamarko Thomas SS 
Shelby Harris DE 
Jordan Moore S

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

 

*Bobby Evans

OLT Oklahoma

6-4, 312, (O) 5.2,

34 3/4" Arms! 22 Reps

 

*Devin White

ILB, LSU

OLT! LB, TE, DL, 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 ORT
John Miller OG

Tyler Eifert TE
C.J. Uzomah TE

Preston Brown DE/OLB
B.W. Webb CB

Darqueze Dennard CB

Key F.A.:  

Michael Johnson DE 
Preston Brown ILB
Vincent Rey ILB
Clark Harris LS 
Jake Fisher LT 
Bobby Hart RT 
Tyler Kroft TE
Adolphus Washington DT
Matt Lengel TE 
C.J. Uzomah TE 
Josh Tupou DT 
Trey Hopkins OG 
Tony McRae CB 
Alex Redmond OG 
Brandon Wilson RB 
Jordan Franks TE 

Key F.A. Lost:

Cedric Ogbuehi OLT

Vontaze Burfict LB

The Team: They need an OLT, desperately. 

The Player: Powers has to play lower in the NFL. When he gets high, the speed edge guy can run inside of him and flush the QB, and then run around him to chase the QB outside. He can dance with the D-end for a very long time. He does a great job stopping the rusher outside, sideways, then hold him outside until the whistle. Murray had a habit of standing in the pocket for a very long time, longer than most QBs.

Nice job sealing the big DE outside on the goal line.  He likes to line up in a two-point stance, which is unusual for an OLT. He can sink and hit with good lean, and shove the edge rusher up and out of leverage. Terrific job catching the Edge guy on play action, and then holding on. and not letting him move off the LOS. 

He will need some help early in pass pro. "The tape (in 2018) was a little bit disappointing compared to [Sophomore season] when he was at right tackle," a scout said. "I would play him at right tackle before ever thinking of moving him inside. He has some limitations and you have to help him some, but he can be a player on the right side." I thought his Tape was better than expected in 2018.  

Nice job running the big 5-Tech lined up in front of him down the line, and opening it up for his QB to take off. He will struggle to get low when they put a big DT outside in front of him. He has to get lower. I’d like to see him in a three point stance. Blocks with good lean. Huge man. Most versatile OL in Draft. Some think he can play every OL position except OC. But you only take him in the 2nd if you think he can play OLT. 

Iowa ST: Moves well to outside speed. He will pull to the left, and can take out the FS on the second level. He can pull to the left, and run down to the third level, take out the Safety, and lead the QB for the big gain. He moved over to OLT to replace Pace. He is huge man as well. Good job getting low and powering up. Great job grabbing shirt and not letting the smaller rush move at all. Slides back with his hands down too much. He need to keep his hands high and tight. He will duck his head sometimes. 

TCU: He has not been great, but he was great against TCU. It looks to me like he has the athleticism to play OLT in the NFL. He can pull forward to the 3rd level and take out the DB. He is a good leader who consoles his QB when he misses a wide open guy on 3rd down. When he grabs the rusher he is so good at moving his feet and dancing with D-end so he gets no closer to the QB.
Kansas ST: He can pull to the right, and is so big that he can block two guys blitzing on the right edge. Nice job moving laterally in pass pro when the QB scrambles outside behind him. This guy might be a Day Two OLT. He can really move, and is amazing power and balanced to block two defenders, I think it was an LB and a DB by himself on the edge. 
Texas: He does a great job dancing with the big rushers on the edge. He will struggle to get inside the DE on runs away. He is not a great move blocker on Zone runs. Nice job popping out to the second level and seal the LB outside. Lines up in a two point stance a lot. He has played on both sides of the line, and is a bit of a safer pick because you know he can play on the right side if he can't handle the speed on the left. 

He plays high sometimes, but when you watch him he doesn't give up anything when he looks high. He plays with great knee bend, but has a long trunk. I'm becoming one of his biggest fans.  Great strong hands. He can just grab D-end and straggle them to a stop. 

Great power blocker who can push the LB backwards and turn him sideways five yards out of the play. He doesn't move backwards enough. He has a smooth kick slide, but it is a little hoppy. I’d like to see him against more speed. The big rushers don’t challenge him at all. He has some quicks pulling to his right, but he will miss the smaller quicker guy.

2018: Named a second-team All-Big 12 selection by league’s coaches and media ... part of an offensive line unit that won the Joe Moore Award ... started all 14 games at left tackle after moving over from right tackle in offseason.
2017: An honorable mention All-Big 12 selection by league's coaches ... an Academic All-Big 12 Second Team honoree ... started all 14 games at right tackle.
2016: An honorable mention All-Big 12 pick by league's coaches ... an Academic All-Big 12 First Team honoree ... did not play in opener against ULM and then started final 12 games at right tackle ... played 594 snaps and allowed two sacks.

The Reason: He could go in the 2nd if a team thinks he is an OLT, and is desperate for one.

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, 

 

**Quinnen Williams

DL Alabama

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: 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

 

7.2 3-Cone, 33" Arms,

4.4 Short Shuttle

 

Drew Lock

QB Missouri

 

Austin Bryant

EDGE Clemson

DE/OLB, FS, TE, DE/OLB, TE, DT, LB, CB, TE, OL, QB,  

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: 3/26 Caleb Wilson: Testing The Seam.

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,

 

*Christian Wilkins

DT Clemson

DL, DT, OLB/DE, 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 
Jamon Brown OG 
James Carpenter OG
Grady Jarrett DT

Key F.A.:

Andy Levitre OG 
Matt Schaub QB
Ben Garland OC
Logan Paulsen TE
Zane Beadles OG
Ty Sambrailo OLT 
Rees Odhiambo OT
Austin Pasztor OT 
Justin Hardy WR 
Marvin Hall WR 
Terrell McClain DT

Steven Means DE

Derrick Shelby DE

Bruce Carter ILB
Justin Bethel CB 

Blidi Wreh-Wilson CB 

Keith Tandy FS 

Jordan Richards SS

Kemal Ishmael SS  
Brian Poole SS 

Giorgio Tavecchio K 

Josh Harris LS 

Key F.A. Lost:

Tevin Coleman RB

Brian Poole 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: He 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

14.

46.

Redskins

Defense: 3-4

Daniel Jones

QB Duke

6-5, 230, 

 

**Hollywood Brown- 

WR Oklahoma

5-10, 168, #5

 

QB, WR, ILB, OL, 

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.: 
Ty Nsekhe OLT 
HaHa Clinton-Dix FS 
Pernell McPhee OLB 
Preston Smith OLB 
Adrian Peterson RB 
Tony Bergstrom OC 
Brian Quick WR 
Michael Floyd WR 
Arie Kouandjio OG 
Zach Vigil OLB 
Maurice Harris WR 
Byron Marshall RB
Jehu Chesson WR
Rob Kelley RB

Key F.A. Lost:

Preston Smith Edge

Stacy McGee DL

Zach Brown LB

The Team: They have to get a young QB to develop behind their old QB.

The Player: When he throws quickly he looks like an NFL QB. He has the arm to rolling to his right, stop, and throw all the way across the field to his TE. He has a beautiful arm. They even started rolling him out in the 3rd quarter at SB, and he was throwing darts on the move. It was very impressive. 

I don’t think he is a pure drop back passer. In fact when he drops backs, and thinks, is when he got in trouble. When he was on the move his internal clock seemed to jump start and he got the ball out in time, every time at the SB. When the coverage was good in the pocket, and he had to think, and got sacked. When he had time it the pocket, he threw a beautiful pass. 

Jones needs to quicken up his reads and release. He is not ready for prime time. He has all the physical tools, but has to sharpen it up mentally. Nice play action, and when he turns without thinking he can hit the FB dragging outside with perfect timing. He has the ability to play quick, but looked like he got caught thinking too much in the game.

The Reason: If they can't get a QB here than they have to get someone to help the old QB they got left. It is looking more and more like Jones is going in the 1st. 

Second Choice: Deionte Thomason FS