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Friday, May 20, 2016

2017 NFL MOCK DRAFT - 5/20/17

When the 2015 draft coming to an end I am sure many of you were already wondering who the top prospects for 2016 might be. Trying to predict not only the top prospects, but also the draft order is  tall order right now, but I am willing if you are . My 2016 First Mock saw 7 of my top 32 go in the top 10, but only 13 out of 32 players went in the first round for a variety of reasons.7 went in the second round,4 in the third,3 in the fourth, 1 in the sixth,1 in the seventh,1 of them stayed in school, one was retired for medical reasons, and one went completely un-drafted due to character concerns. So keep that in mind because some of these guys will get hurt, play to avoid injury & disappoint, decide to stay in school, maybe even be kicked off the team, or just not play up to my expectations for a whole . Not to mention the teams may play better or worse for a whole lot of reasons themselves. Plus early entries are hard to predict , and even though 30 of them went un-drafted in 2016 , plenty of guys will come out earlier than expected.I have done limited tape study on these prospects so far, and they are mostly guys I couldn't help noticing while watching others on tape this year, or guys I expected to enter the 2015 draft that didn't. Some are just really talented ,and I expect them to step up this year as well. Right now I see a draft deep in running back & offensive tackle on offense , and edge rushers and DB's on defense if the players I expect to enter the draft come out, Deshaun Watson is the most well known QB, and I hope he steps up enough to be the #1 pick, but I expect others will challenge him for the top QB spot . I have added the players " listed " height & weight, but until the All Star games, combine , or even the Pro Days for some lower ranked guys, nothing is official, So here it is. Enjoy.



1.CLEVELAND - DESHAUN WATSON - ** - QB - CLEMSON - 6"2", 205 lbs
RG3 still hasn't shown he can stay healthy and maintain a starters level of play for an entire season. Plus, he is only on a 2 year deal. Cody Kessler just seems like a backup to me, but I admit that he does have a chance to become a low end starter in a west coast offense. I still see the Browns ending up with the first pick in the draft, and taking the best QB available. Next years draft is a long time away, but as of now I think that's Watson. The weakness of the Clemson team last year was their O-Line, and Watson has had trouble staying healthy in the past, but if his receiver's had just held onto the ball against Alabama last year he would have led them to a national championship. If he stays healthy, adds some muscle, is actually 6"2" plus, and keeps progressing he could be the first pick in the draft. He's a play maker throwing or running ,and is strong in clutch situations. Watson also has a smooth throwing motion, a strong arm, and good touch .



2.CLEVELAND-(philly)- MYLES GARRETT -OLB/DE - TEXAS A&M- 6"5", 260
A possible franchise QB and a franchise pass rusher at the top of the draft should give a lot of hope to Browns fans. Garrett has a great frame & tools. Plus he has been highly productive from day one in a power 5 conference. He has the burst & athleticism for OLB or DE .If he had been eligible for the 2016 draft there is a good chance he would been a top 5 pick. There is a whole season to go , but if none of the QB's who enter the draft in 2017 stand out this season, Garrett could easily go #1 overall. 


3.DETROIT - JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER - WR - USC - 6"2" , 215
In my opinion ,other than Dallas passing on Myles Jack & taking Jaylon Smith, the dumbest move of the entire draft was the Lions not drafting any receivers. They just lost Megatron! Marvin Jones and Jeremy Kerley combined can't replace him. Both solid players , but even if they step up their games after getting more targets ,neither is a likely #1 WR. Golden Tate is a good # 2, but he is their best bet now, but I just don't see him being a guy who can take over games when you double him. My point is they don't have anyone on their roster who can be a high level #1 WR. Juju is big & physical with some burst. He isn't a burner ,but his strong hands , run after the catch skills, and aggressive temperament give him a good chance of being a #1. 


4.WASHINGTON - LEONARD FOURNETTE - RB - LSU - 6"1" , 230
This is a really deep RB draft, and there is a good chance the skins would trade down and take a RB later if he can, but that's not available in this scenario. Their GM loves high floor players, and like Zeke this year Fournette will probably be the highest graded player on many boards, and is the kind of guy someone should ignore the devaluing of his position for. Fournette is big , physical, and fast. He started showing more of an ability to run around defenders last season. If he keeps that up stays healthy, and keeps improving as a receiver & blocker he could even give us back to back seasons with RB's drafted in the top five. He reminds me of Bo Jackson ,and if you have ever played Super Tecmo Bowl that's scary. 




5.SAN DIEGO - BRAD KAAYA - QB - MIAMI - 6"4" ,210 lbs
Despite resigning Phillip Rivers ,and upgrading at center & edge rusher ,I just don't believe in this team. Rivers will turn 35 this season, and despite a deep QB draft they didn't even take a flier on a late developmental guy at that position. Rivers is near legendary for his ability to play despite regularly getting beat up, but so was Peyton Manning until he broke down. Kaaya is smart, has a bigger frame than Watson, is playing in a pro style offense,and he did a better job of protecting the football last year. If his arm is strong enough to make all the throws in this offense there is a good chance he goes above Watson when it's all said and done.


6.NY JETS - MIKE McGLINCHEY - OT - N. DAME - 6"7" , 310
With Brick retiring and the Jets counting on the often injured Ryan Clady at LT this could be a long season for whoever the Jets line up under center. McGlinchey has a good chance to be the next Notre Dame LT drafted in the first round. Just like Ronnie Stanley this year he is moving over from right tackle, and getting a shot to show he can handle the blindside . He has a great frame with long arms, and has no problem with speed off the edge . Athough he tends to set high and can be over powered by a good bull rush . If he can get stronger this off season, and play with the same knee bend in pass pro that he shows in the running game , he could be a stud


7.TAMPA BAY - RODERICK JOHNSON - OT - GREEN BAY - 6"7" , 312
Jameis Winston is a big tough QB that can take a hit, but giants like Cam Newton Ben Roethlisberger, and Andrew Luck have all missed time due to the pounding a NFL QB takes in the last couple of years. Donovan Smith was a failure at LT last season, and I thought they would move him to LG this season , but I guess not. Unless Smith significantly improves this year I expect the bucs to upgrade their left tackle in 2017 .  Johnson has held down left tackle at FSU since he took over midway through 2014. He is athletic with a great frame, and if he can get stronger & show more of a consistent mean streak he can be worth this pick. 


8.TENNESSEE - DESMOND KING - CB - IOWA - 5"11", 200
I believe King would have been a top 15 pick this year if he had entered the draft and ran a sub 4.5 forty.  He is the reigning Jim Thorpe award winner for a reason, and rarely does the nations top DB return to school when draft eligible. He has really good ball skills, great instincts , a high football IQ , and is just a good all round football player. Like Vernon Hargreaves this year , his height & speed are his only questions.


9.TENNESEE-(la rams) - JONATHAN ALLEN - ALABAMA - 6"3", 272
I was genuinely surprised that Allen didn't enter the draft in 2016. When a guy gets 13 sacks & 17 hurries in just over 250 rushes he could have been a top 10 pick, and might have went as high as # 3. He looks more suited to be a 4-3 end in the pros right now , but maybe he will add some weight to play more early down snaps as a 5 technique at Alabama this season. 


10.CHICAGO - TIM WILLIAMS - OLB/DE - ALABAMA - 6"4" , 230
Another Alabama pass rush specialist from 2015 that should take on a bigger role this season . Williams raw pass rush numbers are even more impressive than Allen's, especially when you consider that he got the least amount of rush snaps(147) of all their edge rushers. He had 8 QB hits, 11 sacks, and 33 hurries last season in that limited playing time. That is freaking phenomenal !  If he can get above 250 pounds this season, show he can hold up against the run at the point of attack, and still have that same burst in a bigger role , he could end up the first defender off the board.

11.SAN FRANCISCO - JALON TABOR - # - CB - FLORIDA - 6"1' , 191
On tape Tabor was the best cover corner in college in 2015 , but his off the field concerns are what could keep him from realizing his potential. He outplayed the # 9 overall pick on his own team, and has a higher upside & is a few inches taller than Hargreaves too. 

12.NEW ORLEANS - JABRIL PEPPERS - S/CB - MICHIGAN - 6"1" , 205
Peppers is one of the best players in all of college football. Corner, safety, nickle backer , return man, offensive weapon . The dude just does it all. He is the closest thing to Charles Woodson to hit college since Woody won the Heisman. Jairus Byrd has been a big money injury prone bust so far , and they can move on from him after this season. With the saints base defense being nickle they will be able to creatively use the versatile Peppers all over the formation. 


13.MIAMI - DEREK BARNETT - DE - TENNESEE - 6"3" , 257
With the over 30 duo of Mario Williams & returning from injury Cameron Wake, and the never having lived up to his talent Andre Branch at DE, I expected the fins to address the position early in the draft. However,  Mike Tanenbaum is their GM. He loves overpaying veterans past their prime, and ignored the position entirely. Barnett is a powerful guy that actually reminds me of Wake. He shows up strong against the run and pass. 


14.DENVER - DALVIN COOK - RB - FLORIDA ST. - 6"0" , 203
The broncos have a grinder in CJ Anderson and a overall solid guy in Booker, but they don't have a home run hitter.  No, I am not a Ronnie Hillman fan, and he will probably be gone after this season anyway. Cook is as electric as they come as a runner or receiver. He is a dual threat a lot like Jamall Charles.

15.HOUSTON - JAMAL ADAMS - S - LSU - 6"1" , 211
I am not sold on Osweiler ,and they are really only financially tied to him for 2 years. So I wouldn't rule out a QB if he bombs, but for now I will give him the benefit of the doubt. If Adams would have been eligible for this draft my guess is he would have went 14th overall to the Raiders. He's a big hitter that can play high or low, and he covers a lot ground. 


16.BUFFALO - CHAD KELLY - QB - OLE MISS - 6"2" , 215
The only reason this pick is shaky is Kelly's character questions. He had a great 2015 season, and the nephew of Jim Kelly would energize the Bills fan base if they move on from Tyrod Taylor. If he can cut down his picks, keep his nose clean, is actually 6"2" plus, and prove to be a good leader ,I think he is a first rounder. 

17.ATLANTA- MALIK McDOWELL - DT - MICHIGAN ST. - 6"6" , 275
One position the Falcons failed to address in the draft was a long term replacement for 34 year old Jonathan Babineaux. Mcdowell is kind of tweener right now, but with his long frame he could and up playing DT, DE, or the 5 technique depending on how much size he adds. He will have to add some muscle to justify this pick playing inside, but he already shows a lot as a inside pass rusher at Michigan ST..


18.OAKLAND - JARRAD DAVIS - LB - FLORIDA - 6"2" , 230
The Raiders have had back to back seasons with big free agent signings & good drafts, but the one place they haven't upgraded is inside LB. Ben Heeney is a solid player , but I don't know is he if he can ever be "the guy " in the middle for any NFL team. Davis brings it on every play against the run or pass,and he covers a lot of ground. If he add some weight,and I am betting he will, I think he can play inside in the NFL . At the very least he would be a stud weak side backer at his listed size. 


19.GREEN BAY - CARL LAWSON - ** - DE/OLB - AUBURN - 6"2" , 257
They moved clay Matthews back to the outside, and drafted Kyler Fackrell, but Matthews is now 30 & Peppers is 36. Lawson is an elite athlete, but he needs to stay healthy. He is the only guy who gave Laremy Tunsil trouble last year on tape, and if he can stay healthy this season he could go a lot higher. 


20.JACKSONVILLE - OJ HOWARD - TE - ALABAMA - 6"6" , 242
Yep, another underused Alabama stud that didn't enter the draft. After they turned him loose in the National championship I thought Howard would leave and be the first TE off the board in 2016, but he stayed. He has a great frame, speed to leave LB's in the dust, and was a much better blocker than I expected from such a lean looking guy on tape. If he adds another 10 pounds, keeps improving his blocking, and Bama actually features him in the passing game, he could be that rare TE that goes in the top 10 . If Julius Thomas doesn't have a big season this year they can move on from him and save 7 million off the cap. 


21.CINCINNATI - RAEKWON McMILLAN - LB - OHIO ST. - 6"2" , 240
After a lot of his fellow starters on the Buckeye defense bailed to the NFL Mcmillan is is the clear leader of the defense. A 3 down player that could conceivable play all 3 LB positions and allow them to move on from the troubled Vontaze Burfict . McMillan's character and dependability would also be a welcome contrast for the Bengals. 


22.NY GIANTS - CAMERON ROBINSON - # - OT - ALABAMA - 6"6" , 323
In a off season where the Giants spent a lot of money in free agency ,and had 6 draft picks,  the one area they didn't address was the O-Line. Despite rookie Ereck Flowers struggling at LT, they also cut William Beatty, and ate his cap hit. If Flowers is healthy this year and doesn't improve he may be in for a position switch. Based on Robinson's freshman tape I though he would have grown into a lock for the top 5 by now, but his sophomore tape wasn't as good, although he did play hurt. If he is healthy and keeps improving he would be a steal for the Giants. The only reason he is available this late is that he got arrested on drug & weapon charges on May 17th . His future is now up in the air.  

23.INDIANAPOLIS - ZACH BANNER - OT - USC - 6"9" , 360
The Colts shockingly actually drafted 3 O-lineman this year, and center Ryan Kelly should be a day one starter. Finally! Grigson realizes that they aren't a contender without Luck, and all it took was a lacerated kidney & torn abdomen to do it. Banner is the son of former Pro Bowler Lincoln Kennedy, and he is a mammoth mauler like his dad that would fit this power offense.


24.BALTIMORE - ROYCE FREEMAN - RB - OREGON - 5"11, 230
The Ravens have a lot of backs, but unless Kenneth Dixon wins the job they don't have much chance of having a franchise do it all back. Freeman is big, fast, powerful, and can make you miss. In a normal RB year he would probably go higher, but in this RB heavy draft I think he is the 3rd one off the board. 


25.CAROLINA - DeMARCUS WALKER - DE - FLORIDA ST. - 6"3" , 277 lbs.
Charles Johnson took a pay cut to stay, but it's only a one year deal, and they didn't address the position in the 2016 draft. Walker had 10.5 sacks and 4 forced fumbles last year , and if he steps up his game another notch as a senior he has a good chance of being a first rounder. 


26.MINNESOTA - SAMAJE PERINE - RB - OKLAHOMA - 5"11" , 237
Perine has been a dominant force his first 2 seasons at Oklahoma. He's a big back that can run over and away from defenders. If he is fully recovered from a torn ankle ligament he should be a Heisman contender. The first time I saw those powerful tree trunk legs running through defenders all I could think of was Earl Campbell. 


27.KANSAS CITY - TRE'DAVIOUS WHITE - CB - LSU - 5"11" , 191
White has displayed great feet and shown a penchant for disrupting passes at LSU. He was also the player who covered Amari Cooper better than anyone in 2014. While he didn't play as well in 2015, I still saw him as a top 50 pick, and I was surprised when he came came back to school.

28.SEATTLE - CONNOR McDERMOTT - OT - UCLA - 6'9" , 310
This former basketball player has the elite size & athleticism the NFL is craving. If he had built on his good finish to 2014, and played better in 2015, I expect that he would have entered the 2016 draft . As a UCLA fan I am glad he didn't, and I am sure Josh Rosen is even happier. 


29.NEW ENGLAND - MACK HOLLINS - WR - N. CAROLINA - 6"4" , 210
The Patriots need a big outside receiver for Brady. Hollins has great size, and if he had better chemistry with last years QB I think he would have been the only player to have a big game against Mackensie Alexander , because he was open a lot in that game. If he clicks with Mitch Trubisky this season he should be a household name come draft time. 


30.DALLAS - MALACHI DUPRE - WR - LSU - 6"3" , 190
Even if Dez is healthy this year, Witten doesn't separate well in man coverahe, Cole Beasley is part time player that is hard to spot behind a O-Line,  and Terrence Williams has never quite developed the way they thought he would. Dallas needs another threat outside, especially one that can stretch the field. This former top recruit made some highlight reel plays last season, and he has a chance to see a lot of one on ones this year, with teams loading the box to stop Fournette. 


31.PITTSBURGH - CHARLES HARRIS - OLB/DE - MISSOURI - 6"3" , 255
Jarvis Jones has been a bust so far, and even James Harrison can't play at a high level forever. Missouri has sent a lot of edge rushers into the league the last few seasons, and Harris has the highest upside of all of them. He is long , explosive, and can bend around the arc outside,


32.ARIZONA - ADOREE JACKSON - CB - USC - 5"11" , 185
Jackson is probably more known for being a return man and occasional offensive player to the casual fan , but he can also be a force on defense . Especially if he becomes a better tackler. He's just a play maker when he's on the field.  

Monday, May 9, 2016

2017 NFL MOCK DRAFT - 5/9/16

With the 2015 draft coming to an end I am sure many of you are already wondering who the top prospects for 2016 might be. Trying to predict not only the top prospects, but also the draft order is  tall order right now, but I am willing if you are . My 2016 First Mock saw 7 of my top 32 go in the top 10, but only 13 out of 32 players went in the first round for a variety of reasons.7 went in the second round,4 in the third,3 in the fourth, 1 in the sixth,1 in the seventh,1 of them stayed in school, one was retired for medical reasons, and one went completely un-drafted due to character concerns. So keep that in mind because some of these guys will get hurt, play to avoid injury & disappoint, decide to stay in school, maybe even be kicked off the team, or just not play up to my expectations for a whole . Not to mention the teams may play better or worse for a whole lot of reasons themselves. Plus early entries are hard to predict , and even though 30 of them went un-drafted in 2016 , plenty of guys will come out earlier than expected.I have done limited tape study on these prospects so far, and they are mostly guys I couldn't help noticing while watching others on tape this year, or guys I expected to enter the 2015 draft that didn't. Some are just really talented ,and I expect them to step up this year as well. Right now I see a draft deep in running back & offensive tackle on offense , and edge rushers and DB's on defense if the players I expect to enter the draft come out, Deshaun Watson is the most well known QB, and I hope he steps up enough to be the #1 pick, but I expect others will challenge him for the top QB spot . So here it is. Enjoy.



1.CLEVELAND - DESHAUN WATSON - ** - QB - CLEMSON
2.SAN DIEGO - BRAD KAAYA - QB - MIAMI
3.CLEVELAND-(philly)- LEONARD FOURNETTE - RB - LSU
4.DETROIT - JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER - WR - USC
5.TAMPA BAY - MIKE McGLINCHEY - OT - N. DAME
6.BUFFALO - MYLES GARRETT - OLB/DE - TEXAS A&M
7.TENNESSEE - DESMOND KING - CB - IOWA
8.TENNESEE-(la rams) - JONATHAN ALLEN - ALABAMA
9.CHICAGO - TIM WILLIAMS - OLB/DE - ALABAMA
10.NY JETS - CAMERON ROBINSON - OT - ALABAMA
11.WASHINGTON - DALVIN COOK - RB - FLORIDA ST.
12.SAN FRANCISCO - JALON TABOR - # - CB - FLORIDA 
13.NEW ORLEANS - OJ HOWARD - TE - ALABAMA
14.DENVER - JAMAL ADAMS - S - LSU
15.MIAMI - DEREK BARNETT - DE - TENNESEE
16.HOUSTON - CHAD KELLY - QB - OLE MISS
17.ATLANTA - MALIK McDOWELL - DT - MICHIGAN ST.
18.OAKLAND - JARRAD DAVIS - LB - FLORIDA 
19.CINCINNATI - RAEKWON McMILLAN - LB - OHIO ST.
20.GREEN BAY - RODERICK JOHNSON - OT - GREEN BAY
21.JACKSONVILLE - JABRIL PEPPERS - S/CB - MICHIGAN
22.NY GIANTS - CARL LAWSON - ** - DE/OLB - AUBURN
23.KANSAS CITY - TRE'DAVIOUS WHITE - CB - LSU
24.SEATTLE - CONNOR McDERMOTT - OT - UCLA
25.INDIANAPOLIS - ZACH BANNER - OT - USC
26.MINNESOTA - SAMAJE PERINE - RB - OKLAHOMA
27.BALTIMORE - ROYCE FREEMAN - RB - OREGON
28.CAROLINA - LEWIS NEAL - DE - LSU
29.NEW ENGLAND - MACK HOLLINS - WR - N. CAROLINA
30.DALLAS - MALACHI DUPRE - WR - LSU
31.PITTSBURGH - CHARLES HARRIS - OLB/DE - MISSOURI
32.ARIZONA - ADOREE JACKSON - CB - USC 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

2017 very early NFL MOCK DRAFT

With the 2015 draft coming to an end I am sure many of you are already wondering who the top prospects for 2016 might be. Trying to predict not only the top prospects, but also the draft order is  tall order right now, but I am willing if you are . I have done limited tape study on these prospects so far, and they are mostly guys I couldn't help noticing while watching others on tape this year, or guys I expected to enter the 2015 draft that didn't. Some are just really talented ,and I expect them to step up this year as well. Right now I see a draft deep at running back if the players expect come out, Deshaun Watson is the most well known QB, and I hope he steps up enough to be the #1 pick, but I expect others will challenge him for the top QB spot . So here it is. Enjoy.


1.CLEVELAND - DESHAUN WATSON - QB - CLEMSON
2.SAN DIEGO -BRAD KAAYA - QB - MIAMI
3.CLEVELAND-(philly) - LEONARD FOURNETTE - RB - LSU
4.BUFFALO - TIM WILLIAMS - DE/OLB - ALABAMA
5.TAMPA BAY - MIKE McGLINCHEY - OT - N. DAME
6.CHICAGO - MYLES GARRETT - DE/OLB - TEXAS A&M
7.DETROIT - JUJU SMITH SCHUSTER - WR - USC 
8.TENNESEE -(la rams)-DESMOND KING - CB - IOWA
9.TENNESEE - JONATHAN ALLEN - DE - ALABAMA
10.SAN FRANCISCO - TRE'DAVIOUS WHITE - CB - LSU
11.NY JETS - CAMERON ROBINSON - OT - ALABAMA
12.WASHINGTON- DALVIN COOK - RB - FLORIDA ST.
13.NEW ORLEANS OJ HOWARD - TE - ALABAMA
14.MIAMI - DEREK BARNETT - DE - TENNESEE
15.DENVER - JAMAL ADAMS - S - LSU
16.CINCINATTI - JALON TABOR - # - CB - FLORIDA
17.ATLANTA - ADOREE JACKSON - CB - USC
18.HOUSTON - JOURDAN LEWIS - CB - MICHIGAN
19.OAKLAND - JARRAD DAVIS - LB - FLORIDA
20.GREEN BAY - RODERICK JOHNSON - OT - FLORIDA ST.
21.JACKSONVILLE - CARL LAWSON - ** - OLB/DE - AUBURN
22.NY GIANTS - RAEKWON McMILLAN - LB - OHIO ST.
23.INDIANAPOLIS - ZACH BANNER - OT - USC
24.MINNESOTA - SAMAJE PERINE - RB - OKLAHOMA
25.KANSAS CITY - JABRIL PEPPERS - S/CB - MICHIGAN
26.SEATTLE - CONNOR McDERMOTT - OT - UCLA
27.BALTIMORE - ROYCE FREEMAN - RB - OREGON
28.CAROLINA - LEWIS NEAL DE - LSU
29.NEW ENGLAND - TRAVIS RUDOLPH - WR - FLORIDA ST.
30.DALLAS - MALACHI DUPREE - WR - LSU
31.PITTSBURGH - CHARLES HARRIS - OLB/DE - MISSOURI
32.ARIZONA - CAMERON SUTTON - CB - TENNESEE







Thursday, April 28, 2016

2016 FINAL 5 ROUND MOCK DRAFT

SWEET JUSTICE! DRAFT DAY IS HERE! All the studying is done, all the team boards are set, and we all await our fate. It seems year after year that the NFL keeps hoping that they will slow down the influx of early entries, but their plan isn't working. A record 107 players with eligibility left entered the 2016 draft, and I think it's likely that close to a quarter of them will go UN-drafted. However most of the top 10, probably more than 70% of the first round draftees , and at least 40 plus players out of the top 100 will also be players who could have stayed in school for at least one more year. Keep in mind that some of these guys will get hurt, get in trouble off the field, and impress and/or disappoint at the combine , at on campus Pro Days, or during visits with teams.  The prospects have former or current NFL player comparisons below their name , so you can get an idea of who it is your team might be getting. The higher they are ranked the more likely I think they reach that comparison. If you don't know the player then just run a search. However, I will change them later if someone else comes to mind that I think is a better comp.  Right now I see a draft deep on the defensive side off the ball.  Interior D-line is the deepest overall position with over 10 players with at least a second round grade.So if you need a 4-3 DT,  a 3-4 end or nose tackle this is your lucky draft. Edge rusher, corner back , safety, and off the ball linebackers all have at least one potential top 10 pick. All of those positions also have at least 5 players with a chance to go in the first 2 rounds.  On offense the O-line is the strongest position group, especially at tackle in the first round, but there is depth at center throughout the draft. There is no clear cut elite franchise QB at the top of of this draft right now, even though I think it likely that 3 QB's go in the first round, and it's possible that as many 8 could go in the top 100, and at least a dozen should be drafted overall. Of the 2 QB's I currently have with a 1rst round grade neither of them are as highly graded as Winston & Mariota last year. Although the rest of this years draft is better in blue chip talents at the top compared to last season .The Patriots have officially been docked their number one pick from the 'Deflategate" witch hunt. Also, through some incomprehensible logic the Chiefs were screwed out of their 3rd round pick as well. Feel free to leave a comment. Agreeing or disagreeing is welcome, but please do it intelligently and respectfully. If you can't, or resort to personal attacks, I just won't post it. So here it is. Enjoy. I wish you all a good draft. 


# Is for a player with with reported character or maturity concerns.


** Is for a player with reported injury concerns.



1.LA RAMS-(tennessee) - 
JARED GOFF - QB - CALIFORNIA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - KURT WARNER - retired
This franchise needs a QB ,and now they can take the one they want, but I think they over paid. The Rams put a first round tender on Case Keenum ,and also have Nick Foles on the roster, and I would try to trade one of them to Denver for a pick(or picks) in this draft. It would help both teams , and give the rams draft day ammo they now currently lack. Personally I now think Jeff Fisher is one of the most overrated head coaches of all time, but the Rams brought him back anyway. Don't get me wrong , I am sure he is a nice guy. Also a skilled politician, is good at dealing with the media, and is even a good defensive coach that should probably be a DC somewhere, but his teams consistently under perform in my book . As a matter of fact ,unless he had Steve McNair at QB his teams have always fallen just a bit short even when they were really talented . My initial inclination after this trade was that they would take Wentz. He ran a basic pro style offense, and Fisher isn't known for running a complicated scheme, but I have changed my mind. There are conflicting reports in the media as to which QB they want, and I have heard , read, and even thought of a few arguments myself as to who they will take. Even though he didn't add the weight I expected before the combine, and his hands were smaller than you want from a QB,I still like Goff a smidge more personally anyway. In the end I just can't buy them giving up all those picks for a guy who only has 23 college starts at a small school, who should sit at least a year to speed up his reads & release, and who might get the coach and GM fired in 2 years if they can't make the playoffs. Even though Goff isn't an elite QB prospect right now, he is still pretty good. He started 37 games in a power 5 conference, clearly improved every season, finished really strong in his bowl game, has good touch & accuracy, has the guts to keep his eyes down field & still make a good throw when the rush is bearing down on him, and makes his reads quicker than any other QB in this draft. In this vanilla run first offense ,on a team with a good defense, he has a better chance of starting early than he would for most teams.   




2.PHILADELPHIA-(browns) CARSON WENTZ - N. DAKOTA ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - CARSON PALMER - CARDINALS
Back to back blockbusters to get QB's, and both teams paid through the nose. GM Howie Roseman said he was just investing in the QB position. Lets recap a bit. They re-signed Bradford for 2 years and 35 million, brought in Daniel to back him up at 3 years and 21 million, and then traded away a lot in draft capital to select either Goff or Wentz. So....... yeah. They DEFINITELY have invested in the QB position, but after all the cap hits they took to jettison Chip Kelly's players, I wouldn't have gotten my hopes up about the playoffs this year if I was an Eagles fan anyway. If not for an injury that cost him half the year Wentz might have been the clear consensus #1 QB, but we will never know now.  After leading N. Dakota St. to a FCS championship in 2014 ,he was having an even better season this year when he broke the wrist on his throwing hand. While FCS guys are harder to project , he did play in a pro style offense , and has good tools. He returned from injury for the bowl game ,and led his team to another FCS division championship, although he did look a bit rusty as a passer . While he didn't do anything spectacular at the Senior Bowl he was clearly the best QB there, and he has already demonstrated he can be a weapon on designed QB runs as well. He also had the guts to show up & compete unlike some others.He is a high character person and football player, and his leadership was lauded by everyone at N. Dakota St. & in Mobile. Wentz has a strong arm, and can even fire bullets on the run. Reports also say that he interviewed well at the combine .  Right now he trust his arm too much , and too often is trying to force balls into windows that won't be there at the next level. Wentz also stares down his first receiver before getting rid of the ball too many times every game tape I watched, and a lot of his small school completions are picks in the NFL. He can't be an NFL starter until he speeds up both his release and his reads.  I am not as high on Wentz as some, and think he needs to sit at least a year, but I do believe he will become a good starter in time if he isn't rushed.Since the Birds do have vets to man the ship while the kid learns there is no need to rush him. They could trade Daniel to Denver, since his accelerated cap hit isn't too big , and they are clearly re-building no matter what they say publicly, He could net them something else in this draft. 



3.SAN DIEGO - 
LAREMY TUNSIL - OT - OLE MISS
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - TRENT WILLIAMS - REDSKINS
The Chargers are in the cat bird seat now, Any team that wasnt Tunsil or Ramset has to talk to them. For now I am going ti guess they stay put, but I say it's 50/50 they trade back. I know the Chargers paid King Dunlap and Joseph Barksdale to be their starting tackles, and that Orlando Franklin and DJ Fluker are being counted on to start at guard, but I have to believe they will do the smart thing and take Tunsil. There are only 4 premium positions in the NFL-QB, pass rusher, shutdown corner ,and Left tackle. Tunsil is clearly the best player in this draft, on the field ,at one of those positions. He would be a definitive upgrade at left tackle, especially as a pass blocker. Flip Dunlap to the right side, and trade one of the others San Diego. Even with a smart veteran QB who has a quick release in Rivers you can't allow him to be hammered like last season. It's a tribute to his guts that he survived the season without a lengthy stay on the injury list. Even taking into account for injuries this O-Line was bad, and maybe they keep all 6 to have a competent backup , because injuries happen a lot in football. Passing on Ronnie Stanley is one thing, but in my opinion passing on Tunsil would be straight out negligent. Laremy had a odd start to the season. Originally coming off a broken leg , and then held out by the NCAA for receiving extra benefits before the season even started put his draft stock in jeopardy. The punishment finally ended and he started playing again on October 24th against Texas A&M. Not only did Tunsil play, he played really well against a likely 2017 top 10 pick in Myles Garrett, and continued to play well the rest of the year. He showed he is still the same elite talent I saw on tape before the injury too, and his ability to recover in the passing game on those few plays where he is beaten off the snap is extremely rare. Tunsil is a special athlete for an offensive tackle, and if wanted to he could probably drop 25 pounds and be a pro bowl TE.Although he needs to add muscle in his legs to be more of a force in the run game he does flash a finishers attitude at times. If he avoids any character mishaps, or another injury while preparing for the draft, I believe he will be the first OT taken at the least. If not for the character and injury questions he would be my clear cut # 1 player in the draft.





4.DALLAS - JALEN RAMSEY - CB/S - FLORIDA ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - CHARLES WOODSON - RAIDERS
Well cowboy fans, you don't have to worry about them taking a QB at #4 anymore. There are 3 players worth this pick who fill a huge need. Bosa, Jack, and Ramsey. Bosa has the off the field questions, and Jack's knee has prevented him from working out fully. Ramsey's play on the field, lack of injury history, athleticism, upside , and personal & football character make him the cleanest pick in the draft. A year after the Greg Hardy & Randy Gregory problems I bet clean sounds really good in Dallas. With the often injured Morris Claiborne on a one year deal, Brandon Carr being just a decent starter with a big contract even after a pay cut, Orlando Scandrick coming off a torn ACL & MCL, and the versatile Byron Jones possibly moving to safety ,this pick makes a ton of sense. Jalen is both the best corner back , free safety, and strong safety in this draft. That alone is quite a feat. He has even played some LB in the same way Arizona uses Deion Buchanon, and the Patriots use Patrick Chung. Personally I would predominantly play him at safety over corner, but move him around a lot. Ramsey can fill either need while teaming with Jones to give their secondary some long term movable chess pieces. Also, if the Chargers don't trade back or take Tunsil this pick could be even more valuable. The Ravens or Buccaneers might want to make it worth their while to move back , and still allow them to stay in the top 10. Maybe even the now pick wealthy Titans would be willing to give them #15 and 2 seconds to move back. Or even #15 one of their 2's and one of next years ones.They could then take Tunsil , Ramsey, Bosa or even Jack if his combine re-check comes back clean.I don't know if Dallas wants to move that far down, but the Titans can certainly afford it . If the cowboys can move back and still get any of those 3 players, or Ezekiel Elliott, they should do it, 



5.
JACKSONVILLE -  MYLES JACK - ** - LB - UCLA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - JULIAN PETERSON - retired 
Left tackle was their biggest need in my opinion, and signing Kelvin Beachum gives them an upgrade there if he is healthy, but I see them going defense because they had no problem scoring points this year. Paul Posluszny is a solid veteran player and the Jags defense is better when he is in the game, especially against the run. However he is injury prone, will be 32 next season, and the jags aren't financially tied to him. In addition Gus Bradley comes from Seattle where the versatile and athletic Bobby Wagner allowed his defense to do a lot of things Gus can't without a similar player. I am convinced that Jack can definitely be an elite playmaker as a 4-3 OLB, or in the middle of a cover 2 or 3 defense like the one Bradley runs.Once he showed up the combine at the rumored 245 pounds & had long arms  , he should be a top 10 lock . At that size 3-4 teams will think he can play inside too. How often do you see a linebacker covering the slot , AND doing it well? I even think he would have been a first round pick as a running back if he been devoted to only playing offense in college, because he is that great of a football player. He should be fine by mini-camp, and with the meniscus not generally being considered a long term problem, I think he still goes in the top 5. However, good reviews at the combine medical re-check would make it a lock , If both were completely healthy I still liked him a little more than Jaylon Smith, but Smith's recent serious knee injury makes any debate of who will be the first off the ball linebacker drafted moot. If Jalen Ramsey falls here he could easily be the pick as well 



6.RAVENS - 
JOEY BOSA - DE - OHIO ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - CAMERON JORDAN - SAINTS
A guy who might be the best player in the draft falling into your lap at # 6 is probably too good for Ozzie Newsome to pass up. Add that the one area the Ravens haven't drafted very well in lately is edge rusher. Then throw in that thier 2 current expensive edge rushers (almost a combined 15 million dollar cap hit this year)are 32 year old Elvis Dumervil , and a soon to be 34 year old Terrell Suggs coming off his second torn Achilles in 4 years. Rarely do you see a 4-3 strong side end who is a great pass rusher, but Bosa is. He also has a great frame with long arms and the overall height and length to be a 5 technique in the Ravens hybrid defense if he added a few more pounds .Shocks blockers with his hands off the snap and stays in control of them until he wants to shed them. He is already very disruptive against the run or pass despite being a focus of offensive game plans . Not only would Bosa falling here be a steal he would give them a lot more options rushing the passer. Bosa can play either side as a 4-3 end, but he is better fit on the strong side simply because he is so stout at the point of attack. Bosa can also move inside to get all 3 guys on the field on 3rd down.  Joey also has the highest floor of any player in this draft on the field, but what I once thought was just a one game suspension for failing a marijuana drug test is now more worrisome. What has only recently come out in the media that NFL teams already knew is the ONLY reason Bosa could actually fall here draft day. The reason for this is instead of the previously believed rumor that he had failed a drug test for weed , he actually refused to take the drug test. That is much worse . If you flunk one test for weed, and stay clean the rest of your time through the draft NFL teams usually assume you have learned your lesson. When you refuse one they worry that you are on harder more addictive drugs. With his known preference for raves the most common fear is ecstasy, which is exactly what former Ohio St. teammate Noah Spence got kicked out of school for. To his credit once the suspension happened he moved out of his apartment , and got away from anyone who was also in that scene. Plus there is no actual proof he was ever on anything illegal. The strong veteran leadership and organizational strength in Baltimore makes me believe the Ravens would snatch Bosa up here. The only person I could see them taking instead woud be Tunsil if he fell. 




7.
SAN FRANCISCO - RONNIE STANLEY -OT - N. DAME
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - DUANE BROWN - TEXANS
They haven't traded Kap, and unless they do I don't see them trading up for a QB.The 49ers lost Alex Boone in free agency, and while they brought in Zane Beadles to fill one guard spot that still leaves some combination of Ian Silberman, Andrew tiller, Daniel Kilgore and Marcus Martin to fill the other guard & center spot. They all have some talent, but none have shown enough so far to lock down a guaranteed spot, although Tiller looked pretty good last year and should at least start at the top of the depth chart at the other guard spot. In addition left tackle Joe Staley is 31 , right tackle Anthony Davis is coming out of retirement after a year off, and there are rumors they are willing to trade Davis. Stanley would have been a first round pick in the 2015 draft, would be a big durable upgrade at left tackle in pass pro, and would also be an asset in the run game in their zone blocking scheme. He looked out of shape at the combine, and didn't as test as well athletically as he appeared on tape. He also faced a lot of questions about his love of football. I still like him a lot, and he did improve at his pro day, but those questions about his passion for the game could cause him to fall a bit.




8.CLEVELAND -(eagles,dolphins)-
DEFOREST BUCKNER -DE - OREGON
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - CALAIS CAMPBELL - CARDINALSRonnie Stanley or even Jack Conklin are possibilities here, but I believe they are thinking highest floor . Buckner is the prototype 5 technique , and DC Ray Horton had the guy he reminds me of in Arizona. This selection would be ideal for both the team and the player.Buckner is a guy I couldn't help noticing on tape when I was watching 49ers 2015 first round pick Arik Armstead. He has similar gigantic dimensions, but was a much more productive player than Armstead on film. He had an even better season this time around, won match ups against big time players this year, and must be accounted for on every play.Would have been a first round pick last year, but he returned to school to complete his degree. High character person and football player.Elite frame with long arms , lean muscle, and the biggest hands in the draft. Rare tall player who plays low most of the time. Knows how to use his length to keep blockers at bay. Covers a lot of ground for an interior lineman ,and he is that rare D-Lineman who runs to the ball & chases plays down the field. Deft at avoiding cut blocks.Got better every year, and really improved as a pass rusher this season. The classic two gap 3 - 4 DE , but I would love to see what he could do if he was turned loose more.




9.TAMPA BAY - 
SHAQ LAWSON -  ** - DE - CLEMSON
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - WILL SMITH - retired
I would go left tackle with Conklin, but there is now a good chance that multiple veteran free agent OT's will be on the market to fill that void, and allow them to fill another big need with this pick. The Robert Ayers signing helps them, but he is more of a strong side end. Lawson had a great season against the run & pass in 2015. He is also big & strong enough to move inside on obvious passing downs. After the game he played against likely top 10 pick Ronnie Stanley everyone was already taking notice, and his steady high level production continued throughout the season. Lawson was even productive in the national championship game limping around on one leg . Shaq is a guy with a high floor , great motor, and guys with his attributes generally don't last long on draft day  . While he predominantly played on the weak side at Clemson, I believe he has the strength to hold up fine on the strong side , kick down inside on occasion, and be a movable chess piece. There is now a report circulating that Shaq's shoulder that was flagged at the combine, and he did occasionally wear a shoulder brace last year. 


***PROJECTED TRADE*** The TITANS trade the  1rst they got from the rams(#15) and their own 3rd(#64)  to the GIANTS for their 1rst (#10) rounder***PROJECTED TRADE***

10.TENNESEE-(giants)
 - JACK CONKLIN - OT - MICHIGAN ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - JAKE LONG - FA 
After that blockbuster trade the Titans have plenty of ammo to move all over the draft and get whatever they want.  They still have a need at right tackle, and this team wants to run the ball. That makes a throwback mauler like Conklin a good fitConklin is a former walk on and self made man who earned a starting job as a red shirt freshman. He has a big frame, long arms, a relentless motor, and proved at the combine he is a better athlete than a lot of teams think. He is a 3 year starter in a power five conference who has improved every year , and still did a very good job this year while playing hurt. He has the angry play through the whistle style that coaches love, and does it with fewer penalties than I expected. This guy is a beast of a run blocker who clearly put more defenders on the ground than any other O-Lineman in this draft, and I don't mean lower tier guys. He de-cleted or pancaked Deforrest Buckner 7 times ! .



11.CHICAGO - EZEKIEL ELLIOT - RB - OHIO ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - LE'VEON BELL - STEELERS
Jeremy Langford and Kadeem Carey are solid RB's, but I don't see either as a bell cow RB, and the Bears did try to sign CJ Anderson for a reason. AD is the current gold standard for NFL RB's. No Elliot doesn't have quite the explosive burst or elite long speed of Adrian Peterson, but he does have good burst and long speed. Like AD he breaks a lot of tackles, finishes his runs, and has great balance . Also, Zeke does have better vision & runs with a lower pad level than AD. Then you get to the things Elliot does well that Peterson is below average at. Elliot is a good receiver with huge hands, great pass blocker , and rarely fumbles. I have the same grade I did for both Peterson & Gurley when I evaluated them before the draft. Based on grade alone Elliot is the best player in this draft, but the devaluation of his position , larger injury risk to running backs compared to other positions, and shorter than average effective career span for most RB's make it unlikely he is that high on any ones board. Elliot is the only for sure first round back in this draft, has been extremely productive for 2 straight years, and can play in any system. I expected him to run in the mid 4.5's , but he could be that rare RB that goes in the top 10 after he ran a 4.47 ,and did everything else well at the combine. He is one of the elite players in this draft, the one who can make the biggest immediate impact on a offense, and the Bears RB coach(Stan Drayton) is the guy that recruited him to Ohio St. 



12.SAINTS - 
VERNON HARGREAVES the 3rd - CB - FLORIDA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - TERENCE NEWMAN - VIKINGS
Brandon Browner was down right terrible last year. Usually you know you are going to get a lot of penalties with him, but also some physical quality play that frustrates receivers. Not this year, and if ever a guy was a candidate to be cut and eat his dead money on your cap ,it's him. That's really saying something considering the terrible cap situation in New Orleans
I had previously never seen a sophomore be the best corner in all of college football, but Vernon was in 2014. He got beat more in 2015, but is hasn't affected his confidence. He isn't as tall as you would like , but he challenges receivers like a much bigger man. Once he measured in at 5'10" and half" and over 200 pounds at the combine a top 15 selection is assured, and the top 10 is now very possible. He isn't just a cover guy either, as he also brings it in run support. At the very least he is a long term above average starter , who can also return punts, but polished guys like him usually go to a lot of Pro - Bowls throughout their careers.




13.MIAMI-(philadelphia) - TAYLOR DECKER - OT - OHIO ST.

NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - JACK MEWHORT - COLTS
After a bad 2014 LG Dallas Thomas was even worse in 2015. In addition to that LT Branden Albert has missed multiple games  for 4 straight years. So while a left guard is absolutely needed, one that could at least passably fill in on the blindside would be even better..That being said it would currently be a bit of a reach to take any of the OT's left on the board here, but Decker is tailor made for their zone scheme, and could start out at guard. While I see him as a guard or right tackle he has the ability to become a NFL left tackle with a few tweaks. I expect that many offensive line coaches will believe they could make him more consistent, and there are a few plays each game where he is slow off the ball in pass protection. If he does that alone more consistently he could be a solid starting left tackle, although I see him as the best guard in the draft if you run a zone scheme. Since he can also slide over one spot to left tackle Albert goes down again, and at least give you a decent shot to survive while he's the starter, that makes this an even better fit.




14.OAKLAND - SHELDON RANKINS - DT/DE - LOUISVILLE
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - JURRELL CASEY - TITANS
It's obvious by the amount of money and draft picks that the Raiders have spent on the group that they are wisely committed to making the offensive line a strength for the long haul. In the draft they have used 2nd(Menelik Watson), 3rd ( Gabe Jackson), and 4th (John Feliciano)round in 2013, 2014, and 2015 on O-Lineman. They have also spent big free agent money on Donald Penn(2014 and resigned in 2016), Rodney Hudson & Austin Howard(2015), and now Kelechi Osemele in 2016. After all that I would say they are a top 5 O-Line going onto the season.  However, they haven't spent money on their interior D-Line this off season. The Raiders need 5 techniques that can hold their ground and still get a pass rush in their 3-4 scheme. In a year full of high level interior D-Line talents Rankins has the best & most complete tape. Down in , down out, run or pass, and playing a variety of positions in multiple fronts this guy consistently made plays . He also did it 2 years in a row, and topped a really good 2014 with a great 2015. However, his build makes him look stockier than he actually is, and I doubted his listed ( 6"2" 305 lbs.)measureables. In fact I thought he would come in closer to 6 feet than 6'1' and 290 pounds than 300. Happily, I was wrong. Rankins came in at a fit 6"1"  5/8 inches tall and 304 pounds at the senior bowl weigh ins. Then he was even better at the senior bowl than I thought he would be, and also had a good combine.He is one of my elite players in this draft, and the number one interior D-Lineman if you run a 4-3 defense . He will also probably be a steal for someone , because some teams really drop players on their boards when they don't have their ideal size



15.GIANTS 
-(titans, rams)- JOSH DOCTSON - ** - WR - TCU
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - AJ GREEN - BENGALS
Even if Victor Cruz returns to form in the slot the Giants lost Rueben Randle in free agency.
Now that all the numbers are in, and all my tape study on the wide receivers is finished , Josh Doctson is my # 1 WR in this draft. Doctson will need to widen his route tree in the NFL, but he is definitely clutch . He also has large sticky hands, great body control, a wide catch radius, and the leaping ability to win jump balls when it matters most. If not for a late season wrist injury I think he would already have been in the first round conversation a lot more before the combine, but after the workouts & interviews he should be a lock. I see him as a #1 WR . He would be a # 2 in New York, but he could make defenses pay for doubling Odell, and they might even be co number ones in time. If this pick happens Eli Manning will be the undisputed king of the play action deep ball, but just to be clear I think Treadwell would be a better compliment to Beckham in this offense.  



16.DETROIT - 
COREY COLEMAN - ** - WR - BAYLOR
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - STEVE SMITH - BALTIMORE
Calvin Johnson's retirement leaves the Lions without a true #1 receiver. Golden Tate is a solid # 2 , but he does his best work out of the slot anyway, and Marvin Jones has only proven to be a complimentary guy so far. Coleman gets open, can catch,  and he can stretch the field. If he was 6 "2" he would be a top 5 pick , but even at 5"11" he has been unstoppable this year.He's fierce and reminds me of a young Steve Smith , and once he learns a full route tree he could be an elite weapon for Stafford. 



17.ATLANTA - 
DARRON LEE - OLB - OHIO ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - THOMAS DAVIS - PANTHERS
They brought in backup type Laroy Reynolds & brought back the often inured Sean Weatherspoon, but i wouldn't count on either to be a starter right now. For now they can get value here with Lee, and fill a need. Paul Worrilow was a liability in the middle for the Falcons, especially in coverage. Lee is a fluid, athletic, play making former DB that would give their defense a lot more range and versatility. He profiles best on the weak side right now ,but he can also move to the middle in nickel.




18.INDIANAPOLIS - 
LEONARD FLOYD - LB - GEORGIA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - CONNOR BARWIN - EAGLES
The Colts pass rush is a major weakness. First round bust Bjoern Werner was cut, 35 year old Robert Mathis, soon to be 34 year old Trent Cole, and soon to be 31 year old journeyman Erik Walden are what they are counting on outside next season. I am going to preface this pick by telling you it's a reach to me. Dion Jordan, Barkevious Mingo, and Randy Gregory all have the same ability. They are all explosive, highly athletic, long,  lean under powered players with a great get off. Like Jordan & Mingo before him ,the previous years tape rarely has Floyd rushing the passer off the edge, and so all 3 are a iffy projection to the NFL . Floyd's projection is based off scattered pass rush snaps last year, although he did rush a lot more the previous 2 seasons at Georgia. So yes, all are very talented, but the first 3 haven't produced as edge rushers in the NFL so far. While Floyd doesn't have Gregory's off the field problems , Gregory didn't produce a sack in the 12 games he played in last year when he was healthy. So why any team would draft Floyd in the first round when he spent most of his time playing off the ball, and not playing that well there either is beyond me. Scouts tend to want guys based on traits, and coaches want production on tape. While I am a draftnik/amateur scout,  I was a football coach first. That being said Floyd does have the talent to easily be the best 3-4 OLB in this draft, and 2 years from now people could be calling him the best player from this draft, but it's too big a risk for me. He is a great athlete that can bend around the arc on the outside on his way to the passer, and has a nifty inside counter off it, but that's all. He needs to add more pass rush moves, muscle,  and weight in general. He is too light & weak to be an every down player right now in my opinion. So even as a 3-4 OLB I think he is just a situational pass rusher as a rookie, but he does have the experience & talent to become a plus dropping into coverage if he takes to coaching. All that is why I don't have him as high as many others, but he blew up the combine, and someones gonna take him far higher than his tape warrants. Based on some of his past random personnel choices I am going to guess that guy is Colts GM Ryan Grigson . The potential Boom is huge, but so is the bust. 




19.BUFFALO - 
PAXTON LYNCH - QB - MEMPHIS
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - a more athletic JOE FLACCO - RAVENS
While Tyrod Taylor is under contract and isn't whining about his deal his agent certainly is. 
After the 2 mega trades at the top of the draft I now expect Lynch to go higher than I initially thought he would. He has all the talent in the world , but he needs to learn a lot before he has a chance to be a NFL starter. After he led Memphis to an upset of Ole Miss we all got excited about Lynch. A guy with his elite size, above average NFL arm strength, and athleticism for a QB is rare. Also he clearly improved all 3 years across the board on tape, and definitely turns the ball over less than the other 2 potential first round QB's.  He definitely has franchise QB tools. but his performance late in the season was disappointing, especially in his bowl game. When you have a month to prepare for an opponent you should put up your best game. Instead he looked like he was just trying not to lose, and that tentative approach in a game that was tied at half time cost them . The whole incident just raises too many questions for me to consider him to be in the same tier as Wentz & Goff . Will he prepare hard enough? Does he fold under pressure? No one expected them to beat Ole Miss, so the pressure was lower. When the spotlight was on him, and a great game against Auburn would have given him a good chance to be the first QB off the board he didn't come through.  While I gave him a late 2nd round grade once all my study was done,  I still think he gets drafted late first/early second. Lynch is a 2 to 3 year project that still has a lot work to do, but a chance to sit behind Taylor for a couple of years would give him a good shot to develop into a possible franchise QB. 


***PROJECTED TRADE*** The VIKINGS trade their  1rst (#23) 4th(#121) & 5th (#160) round picks to the JETS for their 1rst (#20) rounder***
PROJECTED TRADE***


20.MINNESOTA-(jets) - LAQUAN TREADWELL - WR - OLE MISS
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - ALLEN ROBINSON - JAGUARS
The Vikings lack a true # 1 receiver. Specifically Bridgewater needs a guy he can go to in clutch situations. I think the gap between Michael Thomas and Treadwell is large enough to justify this trade up. With the Redskins & Texans both needing a receiver it makes a lot of sense to get the last guy with first round grade, especially considering how good a route runner he is. Laquon is now my #2 WR , but I still have a top 15 grade on him . Treadwell still has a chance to be the 1rst receiver off the board in this draft , and was the only one who might have gone in in the top 10 until he announced he wasn't running at the combine. I didn't think he was a burner, and expected a mid to high 4.5 forty tops, but he ran a low to mid 4.6 at his pro day. That's not good, but I will say this in his defense. A lot of guys run fast in shorts and a T-shirt and aren't good football players. Treadwell is a good football player who looks faster than that in pads, and he gets open in the first 10 yards far better than the other 3 guys I think will go in the first round .He shook off the rust in the second half of this season ,and showed he was the same physical player he was before a serious leg injury. A big bodied guy who can go up and win jump balls would be appreciated by any QB, and that's Treadwell down to his toes. He has long arms, strong hands, and is skilled at beating press coverage. He is also an angry runner after the catch, and a guy who will do the dirty work as a blocker this offense requires. He's fierce on the field, but also the rare # 1 WR who isn't a diva .




21. WASHINGTON - 
JARRAN REED - - DT/DE - ALABAMA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON- TY WARREN - retired
NT Terence Knighton signed with the Patriots and DE Jason Hatcher was cut . A guy who can be productive at both positions would fit the bill, and their new GM loves high floor guys. No one in this draft holds their ground against the run inside better than Reed. He's the best 2 gapper in the draft.  and he has enough athletic ability to improve as a pass rusher. The more of his tape you watch the more you appreciate his relentless motor, smarts, and toughness.




22.HOUSTON - WILL FULLER - WR - N. DAME
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - JOEY GALLOWAY - retired
Deandre Hopkins is the only big threat in the Texans passing game, but without another receiving threat to focus on , it is easy for defensive coordinators to focus their plans on limiting his impact. Fuller is consistently open on tape all over the field, and the only reasons I don't have a first round grade on him is the that he had too many drops & has a lean build. I don't like him as much as many others, and think he will go higher than I have him rated, but he can back defenses off Nuk. With a little more consistency catching the ball he will be an elite play maker for a long time.



23.
JETS -(vikings)-WILLIAM JACKSON THE 3rd - CB - HOUSTON
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - DELVIN BREAUX - SAINTS 
The Jets are so tight against the cap that they might need to make moves just to sign their draft picks. Not to mention finding space to re-sign Fitzpatrick. Unless they trade Wilkerson, or convert some seasonal salaries into signing bonuses more cuts of necessary players could be on the way. I wouldn't be surprised if they traded out of the first round altogether .This trade saves them some cap space , gives them picks to fill holes on their roster, and still nets them a good player at a position of need. Antonio Cromartie was cut , and even if he is brought back later for less money, he will be 32 next season. Plus Revis will be 31, and Todd Bowles needs a lot of corners because he likes to blitz so much. Jackson is a tall , lean corner with explosive speed, and a knack for getting his hands on the ball. I liked him on film, but I was pissed when he sat out the Senior Bowl, although it was later revealed that it was due to injury. He looked healed up & bigger at the combine, and that great performance could see him go in the late first round now . If he had played in Mobile (and done well )he would probably be the 2nd corner on a lot of boards right now, and probably is for some teams anyway.



24.CINCINNATI - 
ANDREW BILLINGS - NT - BAYLOR
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON- ANTHONY"BOOGER"McFARLAND - retired
With Domata Peko in his 30's and being a free agent after this season the Bengals should need some help inside . Billings is massively strong,  can take on the double team , penetrate, and already has good quickness off the ball as a pass rusher. He is a raw player, but still very productive, and has a high upside . Has the ability to play any interior position in a odd or even front. If he takes well to NFL coaching & the mentoring of the veterans around him he could be elite in time.




25.PITTSBURGH 
MACKENSIE ALEXANDER - CB - CLEMSON
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - JOSH NORMAN - PANTHERS
The Steelers defense is in a transition phase. They drafted 2 smaller corners in 2015, but need another with more size going forward, and they especially need to replace Antwon Blake. I wanted to give them a big corner, but after finishing all the corner tape Eli Apple is just too bad a tackler for me to give him to the Steelers. So instead I will give them a tough guy who play's bigger than he is. As a 3rd year sophomore Alexander wasn't a guy I thought would enter the draft, but after watching him blanket Sterling Shepard when he lined up outside in the Oklahoma game I understand why he did. Once I started going through some of his tape it became clear that his feet & hips are awesome. He also has confidence and knows how to get into a receivers head. He may never pick off a lot of balls, but it's hard to tell because QB's avoided throwing into his coverage. After his hamstring injury apparently wasn't serious, and he tested well at his pro day ,he's a 1rst rounder in my book. He's the most successful corner in this draft when left alone on an island , but he will need time & coaching to be a plus in this zone heavy scheme, but I believe a guy with his high football character will excel at it with more reps. He's a good tackler and a plus against the run overall. His lack of size & interceptions could cause him to fall a bit on draft day ,but in my opinion he's worth a top 20 pick  




26.
SEATTLE - JASON SPRIGGS - OT - INDIANA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - D'BRICKASHAW FERGUSON - JETS
The hawks line was bad last year , and their best (Russell Okung)lineman left in free agency This is a year after they traded Max Unger. They can't pay everybody in the salary cap era, and Seattle has obviously not made retaining veteran O-Lineman a priority, but letting your 2 best ones go in back to back years is scary.That being said the Seahawks should pick nothing but O-lineman in the first 3 rounds, but I doubt they will. I think they trade back unless a tackle they think is athletic enough to play in a zone scheme, and is worth this pick is available when they are up. Spriggs was a 4 year starter that improved every season in college. I have a second round grade on him after I finished all his tape, but he had already grown on me a lot this season. If he adds some more muscle & learns to play lower he can be great in time, and if the gargantuan Phil Loadholt can learn to bend his knees so can Spriggs.  Like Ferguson his forte is pass protection right now, and his ability to mirror is excellent. He doesn't get a lot of push in the run game , but in the Seattle zone scheme he could make more of a difference than he could for some other teams.He will rise up draft boards after a good senior bowl & combine. He even played with more leverage & knee bend then he showed on his previous game tape in mobile. He is still more vulnerable to inside moves in pass pro than he should be , but it was less of a problem in the ALL STAR game practices than it was on game film. The fact that he has recognized his flaws and is working on them should endear him to NFL teams.



27.GREEN BAY- REGGIE RAGLAND - ILB - ALABAMA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - ROLANDO McCLAIN - COWBOYS
Clay Matthews is the kind of player that would be effective in many different roles. While the packers certainly miss him as an edge rusher they kept saying that they wanted to keep him inside as the QB of their defense .  They finally changed course now and say they want to move him back to the edge. In this scenario there is a MLB that is worth this pickReggie is a violent thumper inside ,that excels at taking on blocks and filling against the run . Ragland also has skills as a blitzer, and can occasionally even occasionally put his hand on the ground & rush off the edge. While he still needs work in coverage, he is passable right now in that area, and has enough athletic ability & a high enough football IQ to develop into a positive factor there.

  

28.KANSAS CITY - 
VERNON BUTLER - DT - LA. TECH
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - TREVOR PRYCE - retired
Defensive end Mike Devito retired and the Chiefs didn't replace him in free agency.  Butler played the nose & the 5 technique at a small school, but his tape was great, and he had a strong showing at the Senior Bowl. It's extremely rare for such a big man to move so well, He has the quickness , strength, size and power to play any interior position in any front, but I think his best fit is as a 3-4 DE. Butlers tape just kept getting better, and after a good Senior Bowl week I have him with a first round grade. If he learns to consistently stay low off the ball he could become a great NFL player. 





29.ARIZONA - 
RYAN KELLY - C - ALABAMA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - JOHN SULLIVAN - VIKINGS
The Chandler Jones trade can be a huge boon to their pass rush if he buy's in, and in a contract year I expect him to do so, but they traded Jonathan Cooper to get him. Coop was going to be their  center, and the Cards haven't resigned veterans centers Lyle Sendlein or Ted Larsen either. Kelly is the best center in this draft for any team in any scheme. Kelly is the best center in this draft for any team in any scheme. All people who love the draft were very disappointed when he backed out of the Senior Bowl, but I am over it now enough to admit that he is going to be the first center off the board, and is that rare center with a first round grade. He's big, smart, quick, and physical. Coupling this move with the signing of Evan Mathis gives the Cardinals a chance to have one of the better O-Lines in the league .  



30.CAROLINA - 
ELI APPLE - CB - OHIO ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - AQIB TALIB - BRONCOS
The Panthers apparently tired of Josh Norman's demands and attitude, and now corner is their biggest need. Plus 35 year old Charles Tillman tore his ACL  at the end of the year and is a free agent. As a 3rd year sophomore Apple wasn't someone I expected to enter this draft, but I have been playing catch up with some of his tape this week. He's big, fast, athletic, and aggressive in coverage.He still needs to be coached up, especially on quickly recognizing route combinations, his penchant for penalties, and work on his tackling. He's a good press man corner right now, but his timing to make plays on the ball needs work. I wouldn't trust him in off coverage right now, and he is also inconsistent in zone . However, he has a high upside and his best football should be ahead of him .




31.DENVER - 
GERMAIN IFEDI - T/G - TEXAS A&M
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - ANTHONY DAVIS - 49ers
After the trade of Ryan Clady I understand why some people will want a left tackle here. Keep in mind that Clady was the ONLY Bronco lineman I felt good about in this scheme before they lucked into Evan Mathis, and they sadly let Mathis go to Arizona in free agency. While they brought in Donald Stephenson he has never shown himself to be a reliable starter in 4 years in the NFL, and his best role is as a swing tackle. They also cut their other starting guard in Louis Vasquez, so a O -lineman of some sort should be their priority . Russell Okung on the other hand is a starter at left tackle, but he is also injury prone . In that case they will still need someone who can play tackle if Okung is hurt again. Ifedi is the next Texas A&M offensive tackle with a good chance to go high in the draft, has really long arms , and he has the nasty streak you want in the NFL.  He has already played tackle & guard,  has been especially good in the run game, and that's a big plus in this offense. German can play right tackle this year, as he is definitely more comfortable on the right side, , and maybe develop into their left tackle down the road.  He actually has the same upside of Ronnie Stanley, but isn't as good outside now.



2ND ROUND


32.CLEVELAND - NOAH SPENCE - OLB/DE - #  -  E. KENTUCKY
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - JABALL SHEARD - PATRIOTS
Bets player available for their system. Spence is a high profile redemption story. His talent is undeniable, but his dismissal from Ohio St. after failing multiple drug tests put even a top 100 round selection in doubt until recently. Not only did he pass lot of tests this year, but he requested to be tested as often as possible, and had a good season. Then he was the best edge rusher at the Senior Bowl, and coaches at both Ohio St. and eastern Kentucky went to bat for him. Things were looking up until he disappointed both athletically & reportedly even in some meeting rooms as well at the combine. I think he would be best in a 3-4 ,as he struggles to hold his ground at the point of attack & shed in the run game, but he has a big enough frame to add a little more muscle and keep his burst & quickness and plat ass a 4 -3 end. I wouldn't take him this high, because of the past problems , underwhelming combine , and his inconsistent motor on tape. However ,this is not a good year for edge rushers , and beggars can't be choosers.


33.TENNESSEE - VONN BELL - S - OHIO ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - DEVIN McCOURTY - PATRIOTS
With long term safety Michael Griffin being cut there is a need in the Titan secondary. Bell is another of Ohio states early entries ,and his ability to man up in nickel would be much appreciated in Tennessee. He has already showed how well he can play in the box against the run or pass , but he could polish his tackling .While he didn't play deep as often ,I believe he has the athletic ability to be an interchangeable safety, play some single high, and give them the ability to blitz more.


34.DALLAS - EMMANUEL OGBAH - DE - OKLAHOMA ST
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - DeMARCUS LAWRENCE - COWBOYS
With Randy Gregory being suspended for flunking another drug test, the unlikely possibility of bringing back the distracting Greg Hardy after a disappointing under productive season, 33 year old next season Jeremy Mincey being a free agent coming off surgery , and now DeMarcus Lawrence also facing a possible 4 game suspension, DE is clearly the Boys biggest need .I would just take Bosa at # 4, but I doubt they will. Ogbah has the long arms, burst, size , strength, and violent hands off the edge NFL teams crave. He also has the strength to kick inside on obvious passing downs, and has played both end spots regularly.He is still really raw and mostly gets by on talent right now. You could see that ability on display when he blew up the combine, but if he played as explosively in pads as he runs in his gym clothes he would have been a top 10 pick. If he can become more consistent with his effort , learn to go through blockers sometimes, and develop a more varied pass rush arsenal ,Ogbah could be a Pro - bowler once he gets coached up. His athletic gifts fit Rod Marinelli's profile, and under his tutelage Emmanuel has a better chance of reaching his potential than anywhere else . 

  


35.SAN DIEGO - HUNTER HENRY - TE - ARKANSAS
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - ZACH ERTZ - EAGLES
With soon to be 36 year old Antonio Gates as the starting TE, and Ladarius Green off to Pittsburgh in free agency the Chargers have a need at the position. Henry is the best receiving TE in this draft right now, with good body control and great hands. While he needs to get stronger & polish his technique as a blocker , at least he has the frame to get stronger, and gives good effort at it on every play.   


36.BALTIMORE - CODY WHITEHAIR - G/T - KANSAS ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - JOSH SITTON - PACKERS
With Eugene Monroe being injured again, and his knee being a long term issue anyway, the Ravens are probably looking for a long term left tackle prospect. James Hurst has been really bad replacing Monroe the last 2. years. In fact it was his inability to hold his ground that caused Flacco to tear his ACL & MCL. This pick added to a healthy Flacco, 3rd place schedule, and another great Ozzie Newsome draft can make them a contender right away.  The loss of stalwart LG Kelechi Osemele to the Raiders in free agency, who also played some LT last year,  makes this even more likely.  Whitehair is a college left tackle who has the ability to play any offensive line spot in a zone heavy offense like this one , but I think his best fit is at guard or center.Cody could start out at left guard, and if Monroe goes down again he could just slide over to LT. 



37.SAN FRANCISCO - STERLING SHEPPARD - WR - OKLAHOMA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - DOUG BALDWIN - SEAHAWKS
Their aren't enough weapons in the 49er's arsenal to give their young QB a good chance to succeed . Despite signing Torrey Smith to a big free agent deal,  Anquan Boldin is still their best receiver, and he is a free agent who mostly plays the slot. Sheppard is the best route runner in this draft, has great hands , great quickness, good long speed, and is a very competitive blocker. He could be the safety valve out of the slot that Winston needs to get to the next level.



38.JACKSONVILLE - XAVIEN HOWARD - CB/S - BAYLOR
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - TRUMAINE JOHNSON - RAMS
The Jags like tall corners, and Signing Prince Amukmara can help, but he is an injury prone guy on a one year deal. Also, Aaron Colvin suspended for the first 4 games the season due to PED's. Howard is a tall ,strong , well built, physical, press corner. Xavien is a bit inconsistent on film, because he doesn't always track the ball well down the field, but he plays in a spread heavy conference where he is regularly one vs one outside. I thought he might be a late first rounder until his bowl game, but after that & a disappointing combine he looked more like a late 2 early 3. After Howard had a great pro day his long speed wasn't in question anymore , and although it was on a faster track ,if you split the difference he is a high 4.4/ low 4.5 guy. That's good for a big corner. If he gets his hands  on the receiver off the line he's good, but if he misses that initial punch he is prone to giving up big plays down the field.He also has a good short area burst, and gets his hands on the ball a lot, so I now see him as a solid 2nd rounder




39.TAMPA BAY - CHRIS JONES - DT - MISSISSIPPI ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - LEONARD WILLIAMS - JETS
Last season the Bucs only reliable D-Lineman, not to mention pass rusher was Gerald McCoy. With the signing of Robert Ayers and drafting of Shaq Lawson they only lack an upgrade at one DT spot to completely re-vamp their O-Line. Jones has long arms ,an elite frame, and explodes off the ball when fresh. Play declined in 2014 after a promising freshman year so I wasn't expecting a lot when I finally got around to his tape. However, he has as many wow plays as any DT in the draft, but also has a lot of plays that just piss you off. It's kinda like watching Nkemdiche, but Jones got better as the season went along in 2015 , and he was a lot more productive . Since this is the year where he is eligible for the draft the fact that he turned it on now makes me suspicious. He really looked like he was actually reaching his potential later in the year, but is that because he knew he was about to get paid? Plays too high too often, and sometimes gives up if his initial move is stopped . Has the strength to play all over in an odd or even front if he could polish his technique and stay low. Motor is inconsistent or maybe his gas tank needs work.  He has one of the highest upsides in this entire draft at any position , but to me he has boom or bust written all over him. I wouldn't be surprised if he went in the first .His background check from NFL teams will probably decide that , but he bone-headedly got pulled over 6 weeks before the draft for speeding. Turns out he was driving with a suspended license as well. He can be an elite player if he commits himself to his conditioning and technique.Hopefully playing next to McCoy will bring out the best in him



40.NEW YORK GIANTS - JONATHAN BULLARD - DE/DT - FLORIDA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - TYRONE CRAWFORD - COWBOYS
The pass rush was the real key to the Giants 2 Superbowl victories under Tom Coughlin, and despite DC Steve Spagnouolo's return it wasn't a good one last season. JPP already looked on the decline due to his back injury, but blowing up his hand in a boneheaded fireworks gone wrong incident only made things worse. When he finally passed a physical he surprisingly played pretty well, but I was shocked when they brought him back om free agency. Next season I think he would he might be a better fit on the strong side now. So far they have kept playing him on the right though, and it's only a 1 year deal. Well the Giants look like they plan to return to the pass rush glory days now, and are heavily investing in the D-line again. Signing Damon Harrison & Olivier Vernon to huge deals in free agency prove it. What they lack is the Justin Tuck type . Bullard is a tweener that can fill that role, and as a hybrid 4-3 strong side end and 3 technique he gives them a chance to create a lot of mismatches depending on the the situation. He is quick off the ball and has a strong motor.

41.CHICAGO - MICHAEL THOMAS - WR - OHIO ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - MICHAEL FLOYD - CARDINALS
Alshon Jeffery is a free agent after the season, and while he will probably be brought back next year the Bears may not want to pay him what he wants on a long term deal. Chicago's receiving core was decimated by injuries this year, and Jeffrey has missed significant time in 2 of his 4 seasons. Even if 2015 #1 pick Kevin White returns healthy for 2016 ,and is the guy they thought he was when they drafted him, another receiver is still needed.  Cutler was reduced to throwing to Marc Mariani, Josh Bellamy, Deonte Thompson, and Cameron Meredith in the final game of the season. Jay needs help if they are going to be competitive this season.  Thomas is a big receiver with a wide catch radius, and strong run after the catch abilities.






42.MIAMI - ARTIE BURNS - CB - MIAMI
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - DARIUS SLAY - LIONS
With Brent Grimes gone and Jamar Taylor a 2017 free agent who hasn't lived up to his draft status the Dolphins need hep at corner. Burns is tall with long arms for a corner, and he is at his best in press man. Also a natural ball hawk. Smart reading QB's eyes and makes plays on the ball. On my initial 2 game watch on him I was fine with him in zone, but after finishing all his tape he is consistently too slow making slow his reads there. His technique needs work in a lot areas, but I like him anyway, and believe he will make a big jump under NFL coaching. He played his college ball in Miami , and could develop into a long term # 1 corner once he spends a year in a NFL weight room.


43.TENNESEE -(la rams,philly)- KAMALEI CORREA - OLB/DE - BOSE ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - MELVIN INGRAM - CHARGERS
The Titans are rebuilding and best player available is a good idea for the rest of the draft. Since they run a base 3 - 4 he fits their system too. I thought Correa should have stayed for his senior year after his numbers were down compared to 2014, because he had a good chance to be a top 20 pick next year. Either way his burst off the snap and motor will get him on the field early. Once he is coached up ,and adds some more muscle ,he could be a force on the outside long term.



44.OAKLAND - DERRICK HENRY - RB - ALABAMA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - CHRISTIAN OKOYE - retired
Despite elite tools Latavius Murray is inconsistent , is a free agent after the 2016 season, and 2015 was the first time he played in every game. Taking a back like Henry to lead their running game would help take some of the load off of Carr , and also help their defense stay off the field.The Heisman winner is big, fast, powerful, and proved he can be the focal point of an offense last year. His ability to run over , through, and away from defenses in the second half of games after they are worn down is awesome. He takes awhile to get to top speed, but is like a freight train inside once he gets going. He hasn't much as receiver yet , but is a physical pass protector .However, after a year with around 400 touches it's probably good that they still have Murray to share some of the load in the first half of games this year.





45.TENNESEE-(la rams) - KENNY CLARK - DT - UCLA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - STAR LOTULELEI - PANTHERS
Best player available and he fills a need. Clark was primarily a nose tackle at UCLA, but he was consistently good against the run, and significantly improved as pass rusher this year. He can play the nose or the 5 technique in this defense.  



46.DETROIT - KARL JOSEPH - ** - SS - W. VIRGINIA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - BOB SANDERS - retired
SS James Ihedigno hasn't been resigned. Joseph is an undersized safety but he hits like a linebacker, and has long arms for a guy around 5"10". If not for a injury suffered during the season I think he would have had a chance to push himself into the late first round at the Senior Bowl, and any coach will love his physical style , and he would team with Glover Quin to give them one of the leagues better safety tandems. DC Teryl Austin could do a lot with 2 safeties that can cover. Joseph has a lot of range against the run or pass. He's not as fast ,but I am now comping him to a former NFL defensive player of the year.



47.NEW ORLEANS - A'SHAWN ROBINSON - DT/DE - ALABAMA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - MARCELL DAREUS - BILLS
Even after signing Nick Fairley, who I don't think has ever lived up to his actual talent, the Saints still need help inside. Robinson tape hasn't been as good as I hoped it would be. He especially needs to get better as a pass rusher, and at consistently playing low . He is very strong  , can just shove the O-lineman into the backfield on run plays, hold the point of attack against the double team & penetrate when he's on, but he also needs to be more consistent shedding blockers. He can play all the interior positions in a 3 - 4, and would be a good one technique in a 4 - 3.  If the light comes on he is a potential Pro - Bowler . He still has first round talent, and you can tell by my comp that his ceiling is high, but I would feel better taking him in the mid 2nd round.



48.INDIANAPOLIS - JOSHUA GARNETT - G/C - STANFORD
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - MIKE IUPATI - CARDINALS
Since protecting Andrew Luck should be their first priority I am hoping they will take the best interior O-lineman available. Jack Mewhort is the only dependable one, they have moved him around the line in his first 2 years , and he has played well wherever he was at. They could just take the best O-lineman available , play him where he is the most comfortable, and put Mewhort at the spot of biggest weakness . If they just take a worthy offensive lineman of any kind I am sure Luck would be happy. After they wasted their first rounder on a poor mans TY Hilton last year,and then signed Hilton to a long term deal anyway, who knows what they are thinking? I wish they had fired GM Ryan Grigson, as I feel he has mismanaged this roster for the most part. At least they wisely kept Pagano . Garnett played in virtually the same offense at Stanford , and could be a plug & play day one starter at LG, but he also has the smarts to try a move to center if they want him there.



49.BUFFALO - KEVIN DODD - DE - CLEMSON
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - DERRICK SHELBY - DOLPHINS
Mario Williams was misused last year, but his public complaints didn't help the team, and he didn't play well either . Now that he signed with their division rival Dolphins he needs to be replaced, and the Bills didn't bring in anyone in free agency . Dodd's ability to play either DE position would be welcomed. He's a one year wonder who played his best ball down the stretch, especially in both playoff games . That worries me when a guy enters the draft with so little starting experience, but he's smart, athletic, and has a great frame.


50.ATLANTA - JERELL ADAMS - TE - S. CAROLINA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - GREG OLSEN - PANTHERS
The Falcons offense hasn't been the same since future HOFer Tony Gonzalez retired.
Adams is one the guys you come to like more and more with each tape you watch. He put on some muscle last off season and it really payed off in his blocking. He was underused in the Gamecocks offense as a receiver, but made plays down the seam when he was given a chance. He also had a good Senior Bowl and combine. I am not saying he will go ahead of the more polished receiver in Hunter Henry, but he is already a better blocker, and has a higher upside. Adding Sanu to the passing game wasn't nearly enough to take the pressure off Julio. Adams could open up the offense for Matt Ryan ,and also be a plus to the Falcons run game.  


51.NY JETS - SHILIQUE CALHOUN - DE - MICHIGAN ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - KAMERION WIMBLEY - retired
Calvin Pace is past his prime and will be 36 next year. Plus former first round bust Quinton Coples was cut late in the season. Right now 2015 3rd rounder Lorenzo Mauldin is their only threat as a 3-4 rush backer. Calhoun is a long armed highly productive pass rusher who's sack production improved 3 straight years. He needs to concentrate more on his run responsibilities at the next level, but I think he would do a better job there as a 3-4 OLB for the Jets.




52.HOUSTON - AUSTIN JOHNSON - DT - PENN ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - LINVAL JOSEPH - VIKINGS
Jared Crick had a down 2015 and is a free agent. They need an interior D-lineman to take some of the pressure of JJ Watt, and it would help if it was someone versatile enough to move around their front like Watt does. They also need someone who can get penetrate into the backfield against the run or pass, and win the one on ones that Watt provides. It would not only free up JJ to avoid more double and triple teams it would confuse the offense . In a normal year Johnson would have a decent chance to be drafted in the first round, but in a draft this deep in interior D-Line talent, the more highly explosive athletes are likely to go ahead of a hard working tough guy like Austin. Johnson is big, strong, has a good motor, plays low, is a hard worker, and has improved every year . He can play the nose or end and produce as a rookie.




53.WASHINGTON - SUA CRAVENS - LB/SS - USC
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - THOMAS DAVIS - PANTHERS
6th round rookie Kyshoen Jarrett was the skins best safety this year, and he is best suited to play FS. Dashon Goldosn has been a disappointment since they traded for him, and they saved 7.5 million by wisely cutting him without a dead money hit. Washington also lacks a LB who is good in coverage. Cravens can play SS and LB for them, but I think his best fit is at LB.


54.MINNESOTA - JOSH PERRY - ILB - OHIO ST
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - KARLOS DANSBY - BROWNS
OLB Chad Greenway is on the decline , and even though he resigned on the cheap he isn't the above average player he once was. The Vikings have drafted Anthony Barr & Eric Kendricks in the last 2 drafts and it has payed off. Drafting Perry to play the middle would allow Kendricks to play outside more and upgrade 2 positions. Perry has ideal measurables , and if he didn't play defense with a whole bunch of more high profile draft prospects his name would be more well known. The Vikes could run a lot more Tampa 2 with him in the game because the 6"4" Perry is ideal for obscuring passing lanes in the middle of that defense.  


55.CINCINNATI - BRAXTON MILLER  - ** - WR - OHIO ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - a bigger PERCY HARVIN - BILLS
The Bengals have already lost Marvin Jones & Mohamed Sanu in free agency. Miller is a former QB who was the Big 10 player of the year at the position. He surprised me with his hands and catch radius this year on tape. He also had a good week of practice at the Senior Bowl. Miller can not only develop into a good receiver in a couple of years, but out of the gate he can run end arounds , jet sweeps, throw the ball off them, return kicks & punts, and give you a zone read package in the bargain. He is still very raw as a receiver, but could start out as a part time power slot this year while he learns the position.



56.SEATTLE - ROBERT NKEMDICHE - -  DT/DE - OLE MISS
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - NICK FAIRLEY - RAMS
Brandon Mebane signed with the Chargers, and the cap strapped Seahawk's need to save money somewhere.  Nkemdiche is a top 10 talent. He can be as good as he wants to be, but I am now tempering my expectations after finishing his tape, and think he will fall a lot farther than his ability warrants on draft day. Has the explosion & quickness to rush the passer as a 4-3 three technique, and that's his best position in the NFL. He was the # 1 overall prospect out of high school a few years back for a reason, but a late season bone headed high profile off the field incident involving weed could send his stock tumbling. He compounded it at the combine by throwing a teammate under the bus, and blaming the media for his problems .His production has never quite lived up to his ability, and while some of it is due to double teams, a lot of it looks like a lack of effort to me .  He could go a lot higher too a team willing to take a risk, although it wouldn't surprise me if he was entirely off some teams boards, but there are too many red flags for me touch him before the early 3rd round. Seattle has a strong veteran locker room full of defensive stars, and the infrastructure to help this kid reach his potential if he buys in.The Seahawks value explosive traits and his type of frame. Plus Pete Carroll has a knack for getting the most out of his players, and this high level veteran defense could help push the kid to excel.  


57.GREEN BAY - SHON COLEMAN - ** - OT - AUBURN
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - KYLE TURLEY - retired
Both Bryan Bulaga and David Biakhtiari were hurt last season, and neither is the top shelf tackle Aaron Rodgers needs .  Coleman is big, strong, athletic, and can bury people when he's on. If you watch him vs Texas A&M you see him as a first rounder, but if you watch him vs Alabama he looks more like a 3rd rounder with potential. Personally I split the difference and give him a 2nd round grade. I believe many teams will think they can they can refine his technique and improve his awareness, because he really just lacks experience. The reason for that lack is that his career was delayed out of high school due to leukemia, but there is very little chance that disease reoccurs once puberty has ended. I was thinking he might go in the first round, but he skipped the Senior Bowl, and revealed at the combine he had surgery to repair his MCL after the season . So it's good that he had a legit reason to skip the game, but it's bad that he can't workout at the combine, although doctors say he could be ready to workout before the draft. If he is I think he goes in the 2nd round. He could be their left tackle of the future.



58.PITTSBURGH - HASSAN RIDGEWAY - ** - DT - TEXAS
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - JOHNATHAN HANKINS - GIANTS
Nose tackle Steve McClendon signed with the jets, Daniel McCullers is unproven, and the Steelers also lack proven back ups at the 5 technique. Ridgeway has first round talent , but his injury history will keep him from going that high. He's very strong against the run , and has a solid motor, but he is at his best in a rotation. He needs to add more pass rush moves, but he does explode off the snap, and even when he doesn't shoot a gap he will at least collapse the pocket as a bull rusher.He has the ability to play any interior D-Line spot in either front. 


59.KANSAS CITY -  JALEN MILLS - CB/S - LSU
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - BRADLEY ROBY - BRONCOS
The Chiefs lost Sean Smith to division rival Oakland, and haven't replaced him. Mills is a corner/ safety tweener. Can play inside or outside but his best tape is from the slot. Lacks the aggression to be an up safety, but he could play deep OK if he added some more muscle, although that's not his best fit. Fluid hips and quick feet. Right now he is a tall lean corner who lacks long speed, but he could play outside in a zone heavy scheme where he has help over the top .He looked great at corner at the Senior Bowl, but his tape at safety isn't worth this high of a pick.



  

60.NEW ENGLAND - CHARLES TAPPER - DE - OKLAHOMA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - TRENT COLE - COLTS
Tapper is a rocked up physical specimen who I expected big things from after a great sophomore year as 4-3 end, but not only didn't he keep progressing from there, he went up and down through the next 2 years as a 3-4 end.He was just a overall inconsistent player on tape, because he doesn't regularly stay low, and that's very odd because he isn't a taller end. Lacks a varied pass rush arsenal, and he doesn't counter once blocked as a rusher, but flashes the ability of a high end speed to power rusher.  He was very stout against the run when he stayed low, and so I saw him as maybe being able to play as a undersized 3-4 end/4-3 three technique who would have to bulk up to stay their in the NFL. Then he blew it up the 40 at the combine with the weight he had added since his sophomore year, although a pulled hammy kept him from finishing his workout, and he didn't do the other drills at his pro day either . He looked stronger & more explosive than I anticipated , and measured in with really long arms for his height. Now not only is he a NFL 4-3 base end, you have to wonder if he could even be a weak side 4-3 end if he takes well to coaching. His scheme kept him from being unleashed as a pass rusher and you could make  argument for that limiting his sack & TFL numbers. Now instead of late 3rd/early 4th round pick I see him squarely in the early 3rd round with a chance to sneak into the second. Still, to be clear on this , while he was a productive player for 3 years his tape the last 2 years doesn't match that combine 40 yard dash,. Will he be over drafted ? Off his tape, probably. However, if he commits himself to his craft , and uses the tools he showed at the combine to play with technique, he could end up a Pro - Bowler.




61.NEW ENGLAND-(arizona) - KENDALL FULLER - ** - CB - VIRGINIA TECH
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - CEDRICK GRIFFIN - FA
The Patriots really need an outside receiver, but I doubt they like Hollywood Higgins as much as I do, and therefore won't be taking one here. Malcolm Butler and Logan Ryan are solid starters, but their isn't a lot behind them, and Belichick always seems to be going through DB;s. Fuller will join his brothers as NFL corner backs, and has the talent to be the best of the bunch. If you watch Kendall's 2014 tape he looked like a guy with a mid 2nd round grade to me. That led me to believe his play would improve this year and he would be a definite first rounder. Then he got hurt and his tape playing through that injury is really bad, but even if you give him a pass because of the knee, I can't give him a bump up he never displayed. Since he still isn't %100 I have to drop him, and now have him as a mid 3rd rounder, but think he will go higher because of the need at the position. So basically even with the injury I still see his size, 2014 tape, ball skills, high football IQ, and solid all around game getting him drafted in the first 2 rounds. He's also smart & physical enough to transition to free safety down the road if he adds some size once his speed goes.


62.CAROLINA - TYLER BOYD - WR - # - PITTSBURGH
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - JARVIS LANDRY without the blocking
Boyd is a smooth crafty route runner that would be ideal in the slot for the Panthers. Plus having a wide receiver with reliable hands would make Cam's day. He is also an explosive return man & gadget play guy that a smart offensive coordinator could use to wreak havoc on a defense.



63.DENVER - CONNOR COOK - QB - MICHIGAN ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - KYLE ORTON - retired
The Broncos still haven't acquired a QB to compete with Mark Sanchez, although are working on a deal for Colin Kaepernick, but unless that gets done I am giving them a QB here. I am sure some Denver fans will point out that Sanchez was the QB on a  defensive led Jets team that went to back to back AFC championship games. That is true. The difference is that those Jets teams also had a great O-Line and running game. The Broncos defense has also lost their best interior pass rusher & middle linebacker in fee agency. Their offense has also lost their best run blocker in Evan Mathis as well. While I am not a big Cook fan it appears that many NFL teams are. The more I saw of him the less I was sold on him, because he just lacks the accuracy to be a top level QB. On top of that his leadership questions really make me drop him down, but some of his teammates have come to his defense recently.However, he plays in a pro style offense, has all the tools, and it's likely NFL teams think they can improve him. He has a decent chance to at least be the Parcells bus driver type QB that this team can win with. 


3RD ROUND


64.GIANTS -(tennesee)- JUSTIN SIMMONS - S/CB - BOSTON COLLEGE
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - MICHAEL HUFF - retired
The Giants drafted Landon Collins last season ,and he is at his best in the box, but isn't a plus in coverage. They need a safety behind him who can cover better .Simmons is a cerebral free safety prospect. Definitely a center fielder type only right now, but can man up in coverage if necessary . Had a good Shrine game week, and a great combine. Reads route combinations well and quickly breaks on the ball . Not a physical player , big hitter, or interchangeable safety unless he get stronger. Willing in run support , but lacks the sand in his pants to regularly hang in the box right now. Has also played some corner. 


65.CLEVELAND - CARDALE JONES - QB - OHIO ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - BEN ROETHLISBERGER - STEELERS
Johnny Football is finally gone, and RG3 is a brown now.  Considering that they let 4 starters leave on day one of free agency it's anybody's guess what their long term plan is for the future, but they say they are rebuilding through the draft. Since Griffin hasn't shown the ability to lead a locker room ,  that he can sustain starter level play, or that he can even stay healthy, I am not counting on him just yet if I'm Cleveland. In this scenario they traded away from the top 2 QB's , and are taking a developmental one in round 3.I initially thought Hue Jackson would probably get about  2 years to show progress , but now their new front office is publicly stressing the continuity that the better organizations have. Jones has a elite frame and a really strong arm. 11 - 0 as a starter. Inconsistent accuracy. Makes elite throws and wild ones from play to play. Needs to speed up his release. Can run if necessary , but he he's a pass first guy, even though I saw him plow through  a linebacker on tape. Reads are too slow and needs too learn to throw with more anticipation. Multiple teams say he didn't perform well on the chalk board during the pre-draft process. He's a pocket passer that was in an offense that didn't suit him, or I think he would have more starts and would be ranked higher. He has the same upside ,and boom or bust possibility as Paxton Lynch to me, but he comes at a much cheaper price. If you could buy a lottery ticket with the same chance of winning , but one cost you $20 & one cost you $5 ,wouldn't you buy the $5 dollar one ? I would. So if I'm a team that likes Lynch , but don't want to spend a first rounder on that big a gamble I would just take Jones a round or 2 later.


66.SAN DIEGO - WILL REDMOND - ** - CB - MISS. ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - CHRIS CARR - retired
Brandon flowers looked like he hit the wall last season, and perennial stud safety Eric Weddle signed with the Ravens. So I think the Chargers should just take the best DB available here. If not for a torn ACL I think Redmond would have had a decent shot of becoming a first rounder. He's smooth, fast, smart, plays the game with an edge, and can play inside or outside.




67.DALLAS - RONALD BLAIR - DE/DT - APPALACHIAN ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - CHARLES JOHNSON - PANTHERS
Yep, back to back DE's . See pick #34 for the reason why.Blair was a guy who had arguably his best game of a great season against what was definitely his best opponent in Clemson.  After watching 4 games from 2015, and 2 from 2014 , and digging into his background this is what I've got. A versatile 5 year starter at a small school who was named the Sun Belt defensive player of the year in 2015. Granted a medical red shirt early in his first junior season after a serious thumb injury, and returned to getting better 3 years in a row. Moved all over the line in odd and even fronts, and strong enough to pull off semi - regular snaps inside. Can be a 4-3 strong side end, 4-3 three technique DT, a 3-4  end, and even lines up over the nose to out quick centers on probable passing downs. Good snap anticipation gets him into his man quickly. Stays low ,good hand placement and use. Sheds blocks well and finds the ball quickly. Nimble feet moving up and down the Line of scrimmage .Rarely ends up on the ground . Good consistent motor. Good closing burst and a strong finisher & tackler. Pulled out of the East/West shrine game with an injury, or he might have gone even higher. Solid 2nd rounder to me, and after up & down testing at the combine he isn't likely to go that high, but I like him a lot. I'm not saying he will be drafted before either, but he definitely outplayed Kevin Dodd in their game, and he even outplayed Shaw Lawson, although Shaq had a good game as well. In fact I have him rated higher than Dodd. He's not as explosive as Bosa, and lacks the same upside, but he can give this team a lot of the same type of production.



68.SAN FRANCISCO - KENNETH DIXON - RB - LOUISIANA TECH
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - TIKI BARBER - retired
Between Carlos Hydes's injury and the free agent status of both Reggie Bush & Shaun Draughn the 49ers need running back help. Dixon was a very productive 3 down back in college, but I think he would do better in a rotation in the NFL. He has the receiving chops that Chip Kelly loves in his RB's. 


69.JACKSONVILLE - NICK MARTIN - C/G - N. DAME
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - WESTON RICHBURG - GIANTS
The Jags free agent spending spree didn't include replacing center Stefen Wisniewski. Martin is a good technician , played through injury last season, and played in a similar zone heavy scheme at Notre Dame.


70.RAVENS - CJ PROCISE - RB - N . DAME
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - MATT FORTE - BEARS
Both veteran Justin Forsett and recent rookie Buck Allen are good players, but neither appears to be the long term answer at RB for the Ravens. Procise was a WR before this season, and it shows in his polished route running. I thought his hands would be better, although they are good for a RB. He's understandably raw as a runner, and it shows in reads & lack of vision at times inside , but his instincts are good. CJ also has a great frame and good speed. Runs tough , has some wiggle, and excellent balance. Willing pass protector, but he is still a tick slow making his read too often. Had some fumble issues, but I don't hit him as hard on it because he is new to carrying the ball so much. While all the other backs in this draft (except Zeke) have obvious flaws Procise is a unfinished product with a higher upside than the rest. If I was watching his tape, and he had been playing RB for a long time I would have him in the early 4th round. However, if you consider how well he played last year as a first time RB , how high his ceiling is, and that he's a great special teams player ,the late 2nd is appropriate. However trying to match a team with a need at RB, and the willingness to develop him caused him to fall further in my mock than I anticipated. Since the Ravens have the other 2 more proven backs they might be the perfect team to help him refine his skills at the new position.



71.NY GIANTS KENTRELL BROTHERS - ILB - MISSOURI
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - DENZEL PERRYMAN - CHARGERS
Keenan Robinson was signed to help the Giants subpar line backing core, but they still need a lot of help there, and the Giants have consistently refused to upgrade this position through the draft. Since they are finally spending money in the free agent market I am going to give Jerry Resse the benefit of the doubt ,and assume he is finally going to draft a MLB in the top 3 rounds . Since he hasn't done it since 2009 that would really be progress. Brothers is a stout tackling machine with a high football IQ, and he plays faster than he times.



72.CHICAGO - JORDAN JENKINS - OLB/DE - GEORGIA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - AHMAD BROOKS - 49ers
After trading Jared Allen last season I expected the bears to add an edge rusher in free agency, but they didn't so at least one draft pick will be spent there. While Leonard Floyd is more gifted, and gets a lot more publicity , Jenkins is the better football player on tape. He can play as a 3-4 OLB or as a 4-3 DE , but he needs to play lower. 





73.MIAMI- JAVON HARGRAVE - DT - S. CAROLINA ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - BRANDON MEBANE - CHARGERS
The fins need a DT that can draw double teams away from Ndamukong Suh. Hargrave is one of the most underrated players in this draft. A 4 year starter who improved every season in college. His production the last 2 years at a smaller program is elite enough ( 29.5 sacks & 46 TLF) to give him the benefit of the doubt, and he clearly stood out at the East/West practices. He has a thick squatty build an explodes off the snap into the back field. 




74.TAMPA BAY - KEANU NEAL - ** - S - FLORIDA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - LARON LANDRY - FA
Neal had a nagging hamstring problem last year, but he played through it, and he wasn't someone I expected him to enter the draft early. He's a punishing hitter that covers a lot of ground ,and he kills it in the box, but also plays a somewhat decent center fielder or single high. Plays out of control at times , and while going for the big hit is nice, it sometimes causes him to miss the tackle. His upside is high, and the fact that he played as well as he did in 2015 while hurt is impressive.


75.OAKLAND - RYAN SMITH - CB - N. CAROLINA CENTRAL
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - CHRIS CULLIVER - REDSKINS
After being cut by the Redskins(2013 , 2nd rounder)  David Amerson was picked up by the Raiders , and last year he looked like he was finally starting to fulfill his potential. 2013 first rounder DJ Hayden has not , and no else in their secondary has stood out ,except for the retiring Charles Woodson. Smith has fluid hips , quick feet, and good speed. Moved all over the formation. Good in press and off man. Also returns kicks. I don't like him as much as many other people do because he is inconsistent in run support.


76.TENNESEE-(rams)BRONSON KAUFUSI - ** - DE - BYU
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - JASON HATCHER - REDSKINS
Tennessee runs a base 3-4 and Dick Lebeau tends to like a lot of length in his 5 techniques.  Kaufusi's best fit is as a 3-4 five technique long term if he adds a little more muscle in his legs, and he has ideal length for that position. He is already makes a lot of plays against the run despite consistently playing too high, but he also gets driven completely out of the play too often. He has a chance to be a difference maker at that position if he can learn to consistently explode out of his stance with more leverage and use his length better.


77.CLEVELAND - RASHARD HIGGINS - WR - COLORADO ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - ANTONIO BRYANT - retired
Unless Josh Gordon is brought back the browns lack any semblance of a # 1 wide receiver, and he was denied re-in statement again after reports of another alleged failed drug test . He can apply again on August 1rst. , but I see no reason to give him the benefit of the doubt anymore.  Even if Gordon is reinstated & in the fold when training camp begins can he be trusted to stay out of trouble? Even if he does keep his nose clean is Gordon still the same great player on the field after so much time away from the game? The Browns need a bigger outside receiver that they can trust to make big plays down the field, and be a go to guy in clutch situations. Higgins is a player that suffered from bad QB play last year after Garrett Grayson left for the NFL, but he was still productive. He is a crafty route runner that won't shy away from contact over the middle, a willing blocker, and the last of the guys in this draft that I think has a decent chance to become a #1 WR. 




78.SAINTS - DEION JONES - OLB - LSU
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - MICHAEL BOLEY - retired
The Saints predominantly run a nickle defense, and need a off the ball outside linebacker that won't be a liability in coverage. Despite being undersized Jones is fearless, and was all over the field on tape at LSU. He also was the most impressive weakside LB at the Senior Bowl. He should at least be able to team with Stephen Anthony when they are in nickle as a rookie, and be a core special teams player, but he  needs work at taking on and shedding blocks. Being from New Orleans and playing your college ball there as well couldn't hurt either.He was only a one year starter, but it was on a very talented defense . He has a lot of the same abilities of Darron Lee, and a team that likes Lee and doesn't get him earlier could take Jones a lot earlier than this. 


79.PHILADELPHIA-(philly,detroit) - CHRISTIAN WESTERMAN - G - ARIZONA ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - BEN GRUBBS - CHIEFS
After releasing Evan Mathis last year the eagles tried to get by on the cheap at guard ,and it did not go well. They signed Brandon Brooks from Houston to upgrade the right guard spot, but haven't addressed LG yet. Since they are "investing" in the QB position they should invest in upgrading the last hole in their protection. They brought in Stefen Wisniewski, but his best position is center, and with Jason Kelce's injury history he may end playing the pivot this season at some point. Westerman is one of the better interior pass protectors in this class. He has a active violent punch , huge hands that he uses to bludgeon defenders with in pass pro , and doesn't give up much ground in the pocket.  


80.BUFFALO - ROBERTO AGUAYO - K - FLORIDA ST. 
Dan Carpenter missed 6 extra points last year. I don't know anything about kickers. So I am just taking the advice of the one I know that Aguayo is in fact really good. I have heard and read that he could go as high as the 2nd round, but I just can't believe he goes before the 3rd. Unless a kicker is legendary (Adam Vinatieri), really consistently good in the NFL (Stephen Gostkowki or Dan Bailey) or that rare kicker that actually tackles well( Shaun Suisham) he isn't really considered part of the actual team in a locker room. I wish they would remove kicking from the game altogether, but the new rules actually make kickers more valuable?  I have him at #101 because I just couldn't  stomach putting a kicker in the top 100. I feel dumb typing this, and if you read it all, you should feel bad too.



81.ATLANTA - ADOLPHUS WASHINGTON - # - DT - OHIO ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - ROD COLEMAN - retired
Jonathan Babineaux is 34 , on the last year of his contract, and the Falcons run a defense that predominantly relies on getting pressure from their front 4. This franchise has spent a lot of draft picks and free agent money on the front four recently, and Washington would fit right in. Washington has experience at both the 1 and 3 technique spots, and could back up both this year, but his best position is at the 3. If Babineaux isn't there next season they would already have a solid replacement on the roster.  



82.INDIANAPOLIS - KYLER FACKRELL - OLB - UTAH ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - AARON LYNCH - 49ers
More pass rush help, and best player available. Great frame that could easily add 10 pounds of muscle without losing quickness or agility.Versatile jack of all trades that spends more time dropping into coverage than I expected before I broke down his tape, especially when you consider that he is a pretty good pass rusher. Could currently be a 3-4 rush backer or 4-3 SAM. With a little more more bulk I could see him as a 4-3 weak side end. With a little more practice I could even see him playing in the middle full time in either front. He's a Swiss army knife defender that a smart defensive coordinator could use to wreak havoc .


83.JETS - LE'RAVEN CLARK - G/T - TEXAS TECH
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - KELECHE OSEMELE - RAVENS
D'brickashaw Ferguson retired and the Jets traded for the injury prone Ryan Clady. They got him cheap and if he is healthy he will be a steal, but it would help to have a project LT in waiting. Le'Raven is a 3 year starter at LT, and before that he started some games at guard as a freshman. I hate his offense!  It calls for O-Lineman to bail from the line of scrimmage off the snap, and makes it impossible to grade and project them . He has quick feet , but very little idea of how to use them in proper NFL blocking techniques, and I am not going to waste anyone's time cataloging how many things he does wrong. Clark has elite arm length, and a good frame and athleticism.Combining that with his naturally aggressive temperament gives him a shot to develop into a starter.  Scouts will love his traits, and coaches will hate his tape, but there will be plenty of O-Line coaches who will believe they can mold him into a great player. He is a project with a big potential payoff , but you have to teach him proper technique from scratch , and I wouldn't even trust him as swing tackle until he is coached up.  If I had a solid starting line with good game day backups I would take him in the 4th , keep him on the 53 for a year ,and do all I could to develop him . Hopefully he could contribute by year 2. The reality is he will be drafted much earlier based on his potential.



84. WASHINGTON - DEVON CAJUSTE - WR/TE - STANFORD
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - AARON HERNANDEZ - retired
Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson, and Jordan Reed are all free agents next off season. Cajuste is WR/ move TE that played in a pro style offense. He was underused as a receiver at Stanford. but he contributed even when he wasn't getting the ball. Devon has long arms , big hands, can win jump balls and has a wide catch radius. Tall, big and strong for a WR. Physical and knows how to use his size. Above average blocker and a determined runner with the ball. Smart route runner who doesn't separate well against corners, but as a TE he would be a tough match up for most safeties & LB's.



85.HOUSTON - CHRISTIAN HACKENBURG - QB - PENN ST
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - JAY CUTLER
After a very promising freshman year  under now Texans coach Bill O'brien most of us thought that Hack would be the first pick in this draft. Then O'brien took the Houston job and Hackenburg went steadily down hill. His play caller and lack of the talent around him didn't help him, but his tape is just bad. He's a tough guy with all the tools, but I wouldn't take him until the 5th round based off his tape , unless I was O'brien and had already showed I could get the most out of him. The Texans are really only financially committed to Osweiler for 2 years when you look at the contract, and he hasn't proven much on the field. 2 years might be enough to restore Hacks confidence and fix his mechanics,However , I fear that like David Carr he has been so beat down mentally & physically the last 2 years that he will never live up to his potential. 
 


86.MINNESOTA - SHELDON DAY - DT - N. DAME
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - HENRY MELTON -  BUCCANEERS
Best player available. Day is a 3 technique who wins off the snap or he is usually done, because he doesn't counter well. Gets pushed around too much at the POA, but he penetrates a lot . Really took to Rod Marinell's coaching at the Senior Bowl, and even did well playing 4-3 DE.



87.CINCINNATI - DARION THOMPSON - S- BOISE ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - RESHAD JONES - DOLPHINS
The Bengals declined to pay pro bowl safety Reggie Nelson in free agency, and he is now a Raider.I liked Thompson's tape but he had a disappointing combine, although it turns out he was sick there. Looked more athletic at his pro day. It seems like a lot of people are down on him , and I understand why. He doesn't cover the slot well, and he comes in overaggressive and misses tackles because of it. However, he also made a lot of big plays in the run and passing games. 



88.GREEN BAY - ALEX COLLINS - RB - ARKANSAS
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - EDGERRIN JAMES - retired
Eddie lacy was out of shape, and didn't play well most of last year. He is reportedly training hard this off season, but considering his injury history ,and the age(30) of James Starks ,another back who can handle the full load would be prudent. I was sad when Jonathan Williams got hurt and missed the season, but Collins really made the most of his opportunity to be the lead dog when I watched his tape. He is a good sized junior (5"11" 215 lbs) but looks a little soft around the middle. In pass pro he is inconsistent with his technique and timing but tends to get the job done anyway.Too often waits for the rusher to come to him allowing too much depth in the pocket, but when he steps up to pop someone he will deliver a blow, although he often ducks his head. Over a 1,000 yards 3 years in a row, but not overused, and was at his best this year when he got the most carries. Outplayed L. Fournett in their match-up this season. Really quick & nimble feet, and can string multiple moves together. Had a stutter step, jump cut , and spin move in one single play.  Good balance and can make someone miss then squirts through the hole or into open space.  Has a solid short area burst & above average patience while running, although his overall vision & running choices can still improve some. He varies his run speeds to allow for blocks to materialize & holes to open then quickly shoots through the crease. Runs low and hard,will finish driving his legs , churning out extra yards at the end of runs , almost always falls forward, and breaks just enough tackles .Despite all of that evidence I strangely still don't think of him as a power back.Ridiculous quick feet that remind me of Sonic the hedgehog.. His long speed is just average, but he does have a nose for the end zone.Very rarely targeted as a receiver despite regularly being open, and he has a tendency to body catch when it isn't necessary,  but he did get used a little more in the passing game this season. Also returns kicks. Too many fumbles , or I think he would go in the 2nd where I believe he belongs, but I love his tape. He isn't the explosive athlete or polished receiver "Edge" was, but despite that his running style reminds me of him.


89.PITTSBURGH JEREMY CASH - ** - SS/LB - DUKE
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - PATRICK CHUNG - PATRIOTS
Strong safety Will Allen is a 34 year old free agent and the Steelers are in the midst of a youth movement on defense. Cash is a beast against the run , and that's what you need first and foremost in the AFC North. Jeremy is a great tackler and strong blitzer who fiercely attacks anyone in his way. He was used like a LB at Duke the way the Cards use Deion Buchanon ,and New England uses Patrick Chung. He is also better in zone coverage than I thought he would be, and with Mike Tomlin taking more of the reigns of the defense the Steelers run a lot more cover 2 than they did under Dick LeBeau. 20 years ago he would have been a top 10 pick, but in today's pass happy NFL he can still be a valuable player if used right.



90.SEATTLE - TJ GREEN - S - CLEMSON
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - ERIC REID - 49ers
Former receiver who just switched to safety 2 years ago , but he lacks the ball skills of a guy who used to play offense. Aggressive in the run game, but still needs to be more disciplined and play under control.  Explosive athlete with blazing speed , a great frame, and long arms. Some teams are going to want to make him into a press corner, and that's what I see the Seahawks doing with him. Great special teams player. Right now he's a better athlete than football player , but his potential is off the charts. A patient team that already has solid starters on defense , and that develops players well like Seattle would be his best situation  , , but a rebuilding team with a new regimes grace period could take him even earlier. 


91.NEW ENGLAND - JONATHAN WILLIAMS - ** - RB  - ARKANSAS
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - RYAN MATHEWS - EAGLES
The Pats haven't resigned either Blount or Jackson and need a big back who can get the tough inside yards between the tackles. Williams missed the season with a foot injury , but his tape the previous 2 years is good and he has very little mileage on his tires. I think he would be at least a 2nd rounder if he had played  last season ,and was healthy throughout the draft process. He is a complete 3 down back with the personal and football character that Belichick craves. 



92.ARIZONA - JIHAD WARD - DE/DT - ILLINOIS
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - MALIK JACKSON - BRONCOS
Other than one elite 5 technique (Calais Campbell )none of their down lineman can both hold the point of attack against the double team, and get a good pass rush . Ward didn't play football until his senior year of high school , and that was as a WR. He's a lot bigger now and has played both DE and DT. His best fit is inside in the NFL, probably as 4-3 three technique, but his measurable's will cause a lot of 3-4 teams to consider him at end . His tape has flashes, but inexperience and poor college coaching make him a project. He has a great frame and athleticism, but he needs to play stronger at the point of attack to hold up in the pros. I had him as a 4th rounder until the Senior bowl, and then saw how good he looked under the tutelage of D-Line guru Rod Marinelli. I was thinking of putting him in the 2nd off that performance , but after finishing all his tape I tempered my enthusiasm ,because he got pushed around a lot on film.




93.CAROLINA - SEAN DAVIS - CB/S - MARYLAND
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - BYRON JONES - COWBOYS 
Veteran Roman Harper hasn't been resigned at SS, and neither Dean Marlowe or Trent Robinson has done much so far. Davis is big, smart, fast, and can play corner in a pinch, but he a better safety in my book. He can cover TE's & RB's ,and is a serious hitter of anyone with a football in their hands.





94.DENVER - YANNICK NGAKOUE - OLB/DE - MARYLAND
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - CHRIS CLEMONS - JAGUARS
Demarcus Ware is on the last year of his deal , Von miller is on the franchise tag , and reportedly far apart in contract negotiations. The Broncos do have good young edge rushers in Shane Ray & Shaq Barrett on the roster, but they also like to use a rotation, and Miller's role is only partially about rushing off the edge. Ngakoue had 13.5 sacks last season, he has the burst off the snap & ability to bend the arc that teams crave outside, and he is athletic enough to drop into coverage. He needs to get stronger to help against the run, but his best fit in the NFL is a 3-4 OLB long term. He should be able to at least be a situational pass rusher as a rookie.



95.(comp pick)- DETROIT - SCOOBY WRIGHT - **  - LB - ARIZONA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - NFL PLAYER COMPARISON- SEAN LEE - COWBOYS
MLB Stephen Tulloch is 31 and coming off a torn ACL. Wright is a smart ,high character player ,can make plays in zone coverage, and is a excellent pass rusher .He only falls this far because he was injured twice this season, and he doesn't test as fast as he plays.



96.(comp pick)- NEW ENGLAND - LEONTE CARROO - #** - WR - RUTGERS
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - JERRICHO COTCHERY - PANTHERS
The Patriots need an outside wide receiver. Caroo has a stocky build with shorter arms. Looks more like a RB than a WR, and is a physical runner after the catch. Can play outside or in the slot ,and is fearless over the middle.Above average blocker .Smart route runner with good timing, but he doesn't create a lot of separation, and I think he will struggle with the better press corners in the pros. Had a good combine, and  he tested faster than he looks on tape. Injury prone and character has been questioned by some. Had a high profile allegation of violence against a woman, but no charges were filed, and the NFL invited him to the combine so it's fair to question the reports validity. Has made a mark on special teams ,and a lot of big plays as a receiver at Rutgers . If not for those injury and character questions I think he would be a 2nd round pick, but I think he will get selected somewhere in the 3rd or 4th now. Belichick loves the Rutgers program.




97.(comp pick)- SEATTLE - JORDAN HOWARD - ** - RB - INDIANA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - WILLIS McGAHEE - retired
Marshawn Lynch retired, Thomas Rawls is coming off a broken ankle, Fred Jackson is 35, and the hawks have already cut Christine Michael once. Howard runs high , but with power and gets a lot of yards after contact.  He is at his best as a one cut and go back, and in a zone heavy scheme like the one Seattle runs he could be very good.





98.(comp pick)- DENVER - DEVONTAE BOOKER - ** - RB - UTAH
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - DOUG MARTIN - BUCCANEERS
The broncos resigned CJ Anderson , but it's not like they are paying him a lot, and Ronnie Hillman is a limited back on a one year deal. If Booker was 21 and completely healthy I think he would be a definite 2nd rounder, but he will be a 24 year old rookie who is coming off a knee injury in 2016. He is a solid all around back who's best trait is his vision. He would be at his best in a zone heavy system like the one the Broncos run.



4TH ROUND


99.CLEVELAND - AUSTIN HOOPER - TE - STANFORD
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - MAXX WILLIAMS - RAVENS
Pep Hamilton is the new offensive coordinator in Cleveland ,and he will be familiar with Hooper from his time at Stanford. Despite Gary Barnidge breaking out late in his career as a receiver I think the Browns will need some youth at the position, as I expect a lot of 2 TE sets in Cleveland this year. Hooper is a jack of all trades & master of none on tape, but he was also under used as receiver in college, and that's where I believe he will shine the most if given more targets. He has a wide catch radius , is a physical runner with the ball in his hands, and is a willing blocker inline or from the slot.


100.CLEVELAND-(philly,tennesee)- CYRUS JONES - CB - ALABAMA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON  - PACMAN JONES - BENGALS
Jones is an ideal slot guy. Despite his smaller size he is a tough guy against the run that coaches will love. Good in man & zone. Explosive return man. Gave up too many big plays for me to rank higher than the late 3rd, but I wouldn't be surprised if he went 20 picks earlier because of his return skills.




101.SAN DIEGO - ISAAC SEUMALO - ** - C/G - OREGON ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - JEREMY ZUTTAH - RAVENS
Recently the Chargers have had the worst center play over a 2 year period that I have ever seen. In 2014 alone they started 5 different players at the pivot. In 2015 Trevor Robinson was the primary guy, and he was not good. After finishing all my tape study on this center class, and it's absolutely the deepest position on offense in this draft, Issac is now my 3rd highest rated center in this draft because he is more scheme diverse than most of the others. He has played all over the O-Line ,but center is his best position in the NFL. Most of the centers in this draft only fit a zone or man/gap scheme. Seumalo is one of the few with the strength & frame to get even bigger to play in a man scheme, and the quickness to also play in a zone system. He's a coaches son , and has the smarts to make the line calls, and relieve some of the burden on Phillip Rivers.


102.DALLAS - DAK PRESCOTT - # - QB - MISSISSIPPI ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - STEVE McNAIR - retired
When you have a 36 year old QB that has broken his collarbone twice in one season, and had surgery on it again in the off season,  you NEED to draft a QB. Even if Dallas signs or trades for a more proven veteran backup they still need someone they can develop for the future . Prescott was a 2 year full time starter , although he got a lot of playing time as a Sophomore. Leader who's teammates and coaches sing his praises. Enough height to get by in the NFL, and a thick strong build. Mentally strong , has the guts to keep his eyes down the field ,and still make his throw with the rush about to hammer him in the teeth. Spotty pocket awareness , but a good physical runner when he takes off with the ball.Strong enough arm to make all the throws, and a clean over the top delivery, even throwing some strikes on the run . Positive response from people at the Senior Bowl and was MVP of the actual game. Also good reviews at the combine from coaches and scouts. Has a lot of work to do on learning how to take snaps from under center, his feet are inconsistent ,and the step progressions that come along with it. Needs to be more consistently accurate & speed up his reads,but unlike some spread QB's he does actually make reads , and goes all the way down to the 3rd receiver on some plays. Improved a lot as a passer this season after a good 2014 . Despite being known for his high personal & football character right up until then, he was popped for a DUI 6 weeks before the draft, but he's got the kind of football character that I would take a chance on. He's at least a good backup if the DUI is an isolated incident, has the work ethic to learn the pro game, and maybe develop into a good starter. If Romo goes down again Dak is the kind of guy a team could rally around and still be competitive. 


103.JACKSONVILLE - CONNOR McGOVERN - G/T - MISSOURI
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - MANUEL RAMIREZ - LIONS
Missouri has been putting out good O-Lineman recently, and McGovern was their left tackle last season. He has also played right guard & a little right tackle the previous 2 years. That versatility would help out in Jacksonville , and I think he will eventually be starter somewhere on the interior O-Line. 



104.BALTIMORE - MAX TUERK - ** - C/G - USC
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - MAX UNGER - SAINTS
Jeremy Zuttah will be 30 this season and the Ravens don't have a lot behind him. Tuerk is a tall athletic pivot man that has played every position on the O-Line at USC. If he wasn't coming a knee injury and had already put on the added muscle he needs to hold up in the NFL in the pre-draft process I thought he might have snuck into the 2nd round. 


105.SAN FRANCISCO - GRAHAM GLASGOW  - # - C/G - MICHIGAN
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - GEOFF HANGARTNER - retired
Chip Kely loves lineman that can get to the 2nd level. Glasgow is a former walk on who became a 3 year starter, mostly at center , but has played all 3 interior positions. Tall (6'6")for a center and was much smoother & quicker off the ball than I expected.  Gets a push in the run game when he stays low, but he is inconsistent with his leverage in line, but that's gonna happen occasionally at that height. Really good at combo blocks & quick to the 2nd level , and although his angles are sometimes off he is generally a plus there. Consistently tries to finish his man. Knows how to fire his hands, and extend & lockout his arms, but hand placement is wide too often. Generally has a strong anchor,  although every once in a while he will get high and get driven back into the QB. Has had 2 bad incidents with alcohol, and that's the only reason I dropped him to the 4th, but he looks like a scheme diverse starting interior guy to me on tape. As long as stays clean off the field he's at least your interior swing guy on game day as a rookie.




106.CHICAGO - NICK VANNETT - TE - OHIO ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - KYLE RUDOLPH - VIKINGS
Martellus Bennett is gone, and while Zach Miller played well last season he is in his 30's. 
Vannett is just solid all around, but nothing jumps out at you and yells pick me, although he has good hands when thrown to. Really under used as a receiver. With his frame, hands, and willingness to block, it's possible his best football is ahead of him.


107.MIAMI - CARL NASSIB - DE - PENN ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - DEVIN TAYLOR - LIONS
The Dolphins lost two 27 year old defensive ends in Derrick Shelby & Olivier Vernon to free agency. That means that 34 year old Cameron Wake and new free agent addition 31 year old Mario Williams are their starting DE's right now. Both are possible HOFers with long distinguished careers, but both are also past their prime. In fact Wake is coming off a major injury and Williams is coming off his worse season ever. They also brought in Andre Branch, but he has never lived up to his talent. I have to assume that even Mike Tannenbaum knows they need more help off the edge. Nassib is a former walk on who didn't start until his senior year, but he led division one in sacks last year. He has a great frame and a good motor. 


108.TAMPA BAY - DJ WHITE - CB - GEORGIA TECH
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - LOGAN RYAN - PATRIOTS
3 year starter, but he played better in 2014 than he did last year. Solid size & long speed, but a above average initial burst. Solid as a outside press corner, but bad in off coverage . Good reaction time in zone when the balls in front of him. Needs work with his back to the ball .Aggressive enough against the run, but his angles need work, although he will strip it if the ball carrier is held up. His feet are sloppy , but he breaks quickly on the ball . Best on a team that plays a lot of cover 3 zone . 4th round .




109.NY GIANTS - JERALD HAWKINS - T - LSU
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - WILLIAM BEATTY - FA
With the release of William Beatty , and the struggles of Erik Flowers at left tackle the Giants should get someone with some experience at the position. Hawkins has left tackle feet and has played both tackle positions in college. He needs to get stronger and work on staying lower, but if he takes to NFL coaching he could develop into a starter. He should at least be their swing tackle as a rookie.  




110.LA RAMS - HARLAN MILLER - CB - SE LOUISIANA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - KEVIN JOHNSON - TEXANS
With the loss of Janoris Jenkins to the Giants in free agency the Rams need help at corner. 
I loved his tape but he had a disappointing combine. Looks a little faster on film, and was even a good punt returner. If you run a lot of cover 2 he could become a starting corner .



111.DETROIT - DJ READER - DT - CLEMSON
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - TERRANCE KNIGHTON - REDSKINS
The lions re-singed Haloti Ngata on a short term deal, but he is past his prime, and they aren't really financially tied to him beyond 2016. Reader is more than big & strong enough to take on the double team and push the pocket inside. He's actually pretty explosive for a big man, and if he gets in better shape he can be a serious force in the middle of the Detroit defense long term . 


112.NEW ORLEANS - PHAROH COOPER - WR - S. CAROLINA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - GOLDEN TATE - LIONS
With Marques Colston gone the Saints need a new power slot for Drew Brees. Cooper was the focal point of the Gamecocks offense the last 2 years. He can catch it, run it, and even return kicks or throw it. He's a high character play maker that would fit in any locker room.  



113.LA RAMS(philly,tennesee)- NICK KWIATKOSKI - LB - W. VIRGINIA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - KIRK MORRISON - retired
With James Laurinitis gone the Rams needs someone else who can play in the middle of their defense. Kwiatkoski was a 3 year starter and team captain as a Senior . Old school tough guy linebacker mentality , and he brings it on every play. High football IQ and he is usually the first back 7 player moving in the right direction. High school safety . He reads route patterns quickly, but he is a bit stiff to ever be a guy who will be a plus in man coverage, although I think he will be solid in zone. Has played both MLB and the outside, but I see him being better inside because he kills it between the tackles, lacks sideline to sideline speed, Is willing to do the dirty work, and most of his missed tackles are in space. I see him as a starter in a zone heavy scheme, but his relentless attacking style will also be a plus on special teams early in his career.



114.OAKLAND- DEANDRE HOUSTON CARSON - CB/S - WILLIAM & MARY
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - AARON COLVIN - JAGUARS 
With Charles Woodson retired the Raiders signed soon to be 33 year old Reggie Nelson to play free safety , but he is a short team fix that they can walk away from after this season with no dead money on their cap.. Carson was a 4 year starter at a small school . The first 3 were at CB, and he made a smooth transition to FS as a Senior. Ball hawks with corner /safety versatility and a great special teams background (9 blocked kicks) are always in demand. He has a good motor and a physical mentality. Poor form tackler, but he is more than willing to stick his nose in the scrum.







115.ATLANTA- KJ DILLON - S - W. VIRGINIA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - KENNY VACARO - SAINTS
Only a one year starter, but he teamed with Karl Joseph to form the best safety tandem in the NCAA. Athletic  enough  for man to man with some technical tweaks, although it's not a strength yet, but he excels at covering the slot. Always around the ball. Although he plays both high & low he is best in the in the box right now, buy he still misses too many tackles. Only 11 reps on the bench press and he obviously needs to get stronger.




116.INDIANAPOLIS-EVAN BOEHM - G/C - MISSOURI
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - JAKE GROVE - retired
Was a 4 year starter( one at guard and the last 3 at center) , senior captain, and has the strength & toughness to take on a 3-4 NT mano A mano. If you are a power running team and want a center that can drive his man off the ball this is your guy. A former wrestler who grapples & brawls inside all day long., and he has a lot of pancakes on down blocks . Doesn't possess the quickness for reach blocks ,and won't be a fit for zone heavy teams, as he's not great at the 2nd level. Too high when pulling but generally pushes his man out of way in spite of it. Will struggle with quickness at times  in the run or pass games. Can be over aggressive, get off balance, and be shucked occasionally.  Short sets a lot as a pass blocker, and caught lunging forward and being quickly shed a couple of times each game, although he has a really stout anchor. Always looks to help somebody else when uncovered, but he is hit and miss on stunts and twists .I see him as a starter as a rookie in the right scheme, and at the very least a interior line game day backup, but his lack of athleticism will have him entirely off the boards of zone heavy teams. 4th round.



117.BUFFALO - DOMINIQUE ROBERTSON - OT - W. GEORGIA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - CORDY GLENN - BILLS
Right tackle is one of the Bills biggest needs , and here they get a guy who reminds me of their left tackle. He is big & strong with long arms.  So wide it takes a while just to go around him. He's still very raw, but he has the nasty temperament that teams love. 





118.NY JETS - VADAL ALEXANDER - G/T - LSU
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - DERRICK DOCKERY - retired 
Willie Colon is still mulling retirement right now, and the Jets need to keep getting younger on the O-Line. Vadal has played both tackle and guard at LSU, but he lacks the feet and quickness for tackle, and is definitely a better fit inside. He's a big powerful man who drives defenders off the ball, but he needs to learn how to latch on inside and stay in control of his man. The more I watched him the less I liked him, but If he can keep his weight in check ,and polish his technique he's a starter inside in a power gap offense. 



119.HOUSTON - JOE DAHL - G/T  - WASHINGTON ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - ROSS VERBA - retired
3 year starter at both tackle and guard. Played hurt. Smart and productive. Hard worker. Good mirror ability , a smooth set, and nice feet. Plays to the whistle with aggression.
Tweener right now who isn't strong enough for guard in every scheme, or long enough for tackle. Gets over powered , needs to get stronger, and got regularly beat inside at the Senior Bowl. Has reportedly worked hard in the weight room, but still a soft body
His pass blocking technique is good enough to hold up outside against speed,despite his lack measurables, but he can get fork lifted and driven back into the QB by power. He could get by as a run blocker in a zone scheme as well.  He needs to hit the weights and converts about 15 pounds of fat to muscle to be a good starting zone guard . I think he's a backup as a rookie. Probably your swing tackle on a zone team, but once he gets stronger I am betting he will start somewhere along the line.



120.WASHINGTON - TYRONE MARTIN - OLB/DE - MONTANA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - JERRY HUGHES - BILLS
3 year starter who got better every season. Fires off the snap low and has violent hands. FCS defensive player of the year last season, but he didn't even get a combine invite for some reason. . Small school standout, but only situatonal pass rusher in the NFL right now , because looks to small to be a 4-3 end in the NFL, doesn't hold up at the point of attack , and too often abandons run responsibility to get after the QB, Rocked up, but too stiff for a 3-4 OLB spot.



121.JETS - (vikings)- BJ GOODSON - ILB - CLEMSON
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - STEPHEN TULLOCH - FA
Only a full time starter as a Senior, but he was named a captain ,and was the QB of the defense .Stocky MLB with la low center of gravity, long arms ,and violent hands. Knows how to stuff blockers in the hole, and sheds & slips blocks well . Tough guy finisher as a tackler . Strong read & recognition skills and good instincts usually make him the first defender moving in the right direction. Solid athlete , but very quick in the short area. Smart in zone coverage, but will struggle with quicker backs in man. Quick but unimaginative blitzer.  






122.CINCINNATI - MATT JUDON - ** - DE - GRAND VALLEY ST
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - OSI UMENYIORA - retired
3 year starter off the edge and has played both sides. Small school prospect, but he dominated his level of competition. Ridiculous 20 sacks as a Senior. Long arms that he extends well . Strong upper body. Explosive off the snap ,and relentless after the QB, but his gas tank needs work. Has played both sides regularly. A bit stiff to be a 3-4 rush backer, but he can dip under around the edge as a DE. Doesn't shed well in the run game, or maintain the edge, and he is fooled too often with fakes. Added muscle before the combine. That show that he is smart enough to know he's a 4-3 edge guy, and it shows teams he knew he needed to prove he can hold up against the run & did something about it. Tends to get too high coming off the ball and he lacks a varied pass rush arsenal. Has a major knee injury in his past. He is going to have a big jump up in competition, but if he buys in and takes to coaching he could become a good starting 4-3 DE in the NFL .




123.PITTSBURGH - KOLBY LISTENBEE - ** - WR - TCU
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - MIKE WALLACE - VIKINGS
Between the suspension of Martavis Bryant, the impending free agency of Markus Wheaton, and the inability of Sammie Coates to regularly hold onto the ball the Steelers could use another potential deep threat. Listenbee is a track star with speed to burn. He is still raw as receiver, but he is the type of guy you have to account for every time he's on the field. 






124.SEATTLE - JOE THUNEY - G - N. CAROLINA ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - RICH SEUBERT - retired
Hawks O-Line coach Ton Cable is one of the best teachers in the league, and they love drafting athletic guys and letting him polish & convert them to their system. Comes out of a pass heavy spread offense and has no idea how to block out of a 3 pt. stance. As a pass blocker he is quick out of his stance, has a good set up, generally good hand placement and a well times punch. Feet are just good enough for the outside, and he shows the ability of a serviceable tackle on tape, but arm length is WELL below average for the position. High football IQ, and his awareness of stunts, twist, and counters is top notch, His anchor also looked solid , but it doesn't translate to the run game, and he will need to get stronger to hang inside in the NFL. As a run blocker he is quick out of his stance, and good at maintaining blocks on the move , but that's it. He is going to have to learn his step progression from the ground up in a 3 pt. stance. Right now he is a leaning,  lunging, head ducker who's balance is crap in the run game. Smart player with a good work ethic that has played all over the line, but his best fit is at LG or center in a zone scheme. I think he could start at soon as he learns proper run blocking technique, but that's a lot of reps & muscle memory to train. Despite all that I wouldn't be surprised if he was active on game days as a rookie, because of his versatility & smarts



125.GREEN BAY - KENNY LAWLER -WR - CALIFORNIA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - BRANDON LLOYD - retired
Lawler was Jared Goff's go to receiver in the clutch last year at Cal, and it's a safe bet Aaron Rodgers knows his work. 2 year starter who made the most of his time in a bad offense. Good height , long arms, huge hands, good body control, a wide catch radius ,and excellent timing to jump and high point the ball . Strong handed WR who attacks the ball in the air and over powers defenders for contested catches, but he doesn't show that same tenacity beating press coverage, and also drops some easy ones. More quick than fast , but a solid overall rote runner. Needs to get stronger ,but he is a weapon in the red zone and on contested catches .



126.KANSAS CITY - CALEB BENENOCH - T/G - UCLA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - MICHAEL OHER - PANTHERS
3 year starter who has played both tackle & guard. Plays too high too often in both the run and pass game.Good enough athlete for tackle, but his tendency to get high and occasional balance issues are a worry.  Has the tenacity & mean streak for guard, ,but again the he just gets to high too often, and lacks the lower body strength to play inside full time right now. Reactions to stunts and twists also needs work.  Anchor is solid when he sinks his hips, but again his leverage is inconsistent. I think he would fit best in a zone scheme, and after some time in the weight room he can be a solid starter. If he hits the weights hard enough and learns to stay consistently low he has the potential to be a stud. Probably will be a game day backup as a rookie because of his versatility, but his future all depends on how hard he works out and takes to coaching. 



127.CHICAGO -(patriots)- BRANDON ALLEN - QB - ARKANSAS
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - TONY ROMO - COWBOYS
If Cutler doesn't have a good year there is a good chance they will move on from him. Allen is one of the few QB's in this draft who plays in a Pro style offense. He made clear jumps up across the board all 3 seasons , and really showed out as a Senior. That kind of progress makes me think he will keep getting better, and he has a decent chance of the Kirk Cousins of this draft. I think If he were an inch taller with slightly larger hands he would go in the first round.



128.ARIZONA - JOE SCHOBERT - LB - WISCONSON
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - JOHN SIMON - TEXANS
Former walk on who became a 2 year starter, and Senior captain. Kind of a tweener who played both inside & outside LB in Wisconsin's 3-4 , and was a stud on special teams.  Solid football IQ and a great motor. Good in zone , but just OK in man coverage . Undersized but willing to take on blocks . Comes in low and hard at the point of attack, but he will get overwhelmed by O-Lineman against the run outside too often in the NFL  . Solid overall tackler , but a little over aggressive or comes in high sometimes, and can struggle in space .Has a varied pass rush arsenal, but lacks the twitch & burst to be a great edge rusher, and most of his sacks were due to scheme or hustle. Smart blitzer and good at stunts . Needs to get bigger & stronger to hold up outside, but right now I think his best fit would be in the middle or as a 4-3 SAM. He had a very productive 2015, is very versatile, and his football character is off the charts. He's a better football player than athlete , but he will play a long time in the NFL .



129.CAROLINA - MALIEK COLLINS - DT - NEBRASKA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - CULLEN JENKINS - GIANTS
2 year starter , but his play declined this year. Was it senioritis? Lazyness? Was he trying to avoid injury? Has a squatty compact build, a good burst off the snap, effective hands, and above average feet & flexibility for such a big man.He penetrates a lot, but comes up just short of making the tackle or sack too often. Former wrestler, and he stays low and holds up and sheds well one one one, but he can't hold up against the double team. If he doesn't win off the snap he has trouble disengaging . Not versatile, He's a 4-3 three technique only.




130.BALTIMORE-(denver)- WILLY HENRY - DT/DE- MICHIGAN
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - CHRIS BAKER - REDSKINS
Versatile strong interior D-Lineman who can play all over an odd or even front. Plays low and hard off the snap heads up when fresh. Doesn't always see down blocks on the double team against the run, or quickly find the ball, and gets high when he tires . Good frame with long arms and plays strong at the point of attack. A lot of flashes as a pass rusher with a lot of different moves, but tends to get high . Too many times where he's either late off the ball, or off sides. Clearly had his best season this year, and he has a great motor. Best as 3-4 five technique, but can play either interior spot in a 4-3 well. He has a good upside, and I think he would be even better in a rotation 



131.(comp pick)-GREEN BAY- ANTHONY BROWN - CB - PURDUE
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - DESMOND TRUFANT - FALCONS
3 year starter, Physical in coverage and is at his best in press man, but he has played zone too. Is way too grabby right now .Great make up speed. Showed a lot of progress making plays on the ball this year .A tick late in route recognition, but he closes fast when the decision is made . Only plays outside . Inconsistent effort in run support, and even when he steps up he needs work as a tackler. Played well at East/West practices . Overall technique is just raw everywhere, but if he takes well to coaching & mans up in run support he could be great.




132.(comp pick)-BALTIMORE- CHRIS MOORE - WR - CINCINATTI
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - TERRANCE WILLIAMS - COWBOYS
The Ravens brought in Eric Weddle to replace the often suspended Will Hill, but he is in his 30's. Also Matt Elam is coming off a torn biceps so it seems like some more youth at safety would be prudent.


133.(comp pick)-SAN FRANCISCO- DEIONDRE HALL - CB/S - N. IOWA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - MALCOLM JENKINS - EAGLES
Chip Kelly loves length in his defense, and this guy has the prototype build for his system. Has the wingspan of a NBA forward, and he's a ball hawk, although his hands need work. Has played both corner and safety, but he is definitely a better fit as safety. 


134.(comp pick)-BALTIMORE FAHN COOPER - OT - OLE MISS
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - ERIC WINSTON - BENGALS
Can play both tackle spots , Has a decent frame, but he needs to get stronger and their isn't a lot of room for growth.  His technique is consistently flawed everywhere, and his awareness is poor. Has a nasty streak ,and that more than anything is what makes me believe he will become a starter once he's coached up.



135.(comp pick)-DALLAS- PAUL PERKINS - RB - UCLA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - GIOVANI BERNARD - BENGALS
Considering how good their line made Darren McFadden look last year, and how they stole perfect fit for their system Alfred Morris on the cheap, I expect them to wait to take a RB. 
Perkins makes more people miss than anyone else in this draft, and is an absolute terror in space as a runner or receiver. Runs as hard and tough as he can, but doesn't break many tackles . Willing pass blocker but he isn't good at it , and will have to have a specialized role as a change of pace back unless he improves there. Rarely fumbled in college, and he can give them everything the injury prone Lance Dunbar does ,without always being banged up.


136.(comp pick)-DENVER-MILES KILLEBREW - S/LB - S. UTAH
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - THOMAS HOWARD - retired
4 year starter and back to back captain .Big strong safety prospect that might be a better fit as a weak side LB, because he is stiff in coverage, but he has good speed and is a missile to the ball . Well put together , good tackler, and a big hitter.  



137.(comp pick)-GREEN BAY-DAVID MORGAN II - TE - TEXAS SAN ANTONIO
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - JIM KLEINSASSER - VIKINGS
The Packers have a lot of TE's, but none are great blockers. Strong muscular build with long arms, and huge hands.Lines up everywhere. Great blocker for a college TE , with good initial pop , who works to stay engaged to the whistle. A finisher with more pancakes & knock downs than any other TE I watched this year, and its' surprising for 2 reasons. First,I have about half as much film on him than I do on other higher profile TE's. Second, his blocking technique isn't that good. He needs to work on consistently coming off the ball lower ,and keeping his hands inside, but he was very effective anyway.Also good timing on cut blocks. Too many penalties both holding and simple mental ones. Natural hands and will win contested catches. Smart to find holes in zone, but not a smooth or polished route runner on film . Too obvious when he pushes off . Knows how to use his body to shield defenders , good body control, and while not a great leaper he has good timing to high point the ball. It looks like he is already working on his weaknesses ,because he tested better in change of direction drills at the combine than he looks on tape.Tough guy over the middle and can break tackles , push for an extra yard or 2, and even carry one on his back to the first down marker. Lacks burst, long speed, and won't run away from anyone. I think he could play some full back in the pros at a high level too.A guy I had never even heard of until the opening game against Arizona, but he stood out so much that I followed him all year, and it was well worth it.  His tape is a really enjoyable if you love football, and it's obvious from watching it that he does too. One of my favorite players in the draft.


138.(comp pick)- CLEVELAND - ALEX LEWIS - T/G - NEBRASKA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - JAMES CARPENTER - JETS
3 year starter , although one was as a guard at Colorado, and the last 2 at LT for the Cornhuskers. Senior captain. Good frame with long enough arms, but he needs to add more muscle in his lower body to strengthen his anchor. Good initial pop and hip snap off the ball, but has a tendency to lean too far into his man once engaged, and get shucked or falls of blocks too often because of it. Initial hand placement consistent inline. Keeps driving his feet once he's locked on, but sometimes comes off the ball to high in the run game. Not always quick enough for reach blocks , but he moves well laterally once engaged, and right now he is a better fit in a zone heavy scheme . Quick to the 2nd level, but sometimes takes bad angles, or comes in high and out of control, although he is a little above average there overall. Flashes a mean streak , and gets some pancakes or decletes here and there, but not a guy who consistently blocks to the whistle. Above average awareness to twist and stunts in pass pro. Inconsistent hand placement and timing on his punch, but he can stone rushers when he connects. Sets too high sometimes, and he's going to get bulled into the QB in the pros when he does that. Solid enough enough to his set , but his feet are below average for the outside. Also has a tendency to get his feet too wide and it causes him to occasionally lose his footing,  Has a history of anger issues on and off the field, and he has even spent time in jail for assault. He's a guy who knows his job, and generally gets it done at the college level, but it isn't always pretty. He is too stiff & inconsistent too often with his techniques for me to see him as a starting tackle right now, and his feet need work.  If he strengthens his legs  he could be a starter at guard earlier, or maybe be a swing tackle, but I don't see a starter outside anytime soon without a lot of work .



139.(comp pick)-BUFFALO-LANDON TURNER - G - N. CAROLINA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - EDWIN MULITALO - retired
3 year starter and played his best as a Senior. Big and strong. He can blow people off the ball, but he only shows a mean streak in flashes, and he slips off too many blocks after initial contact. Doesn't do vey well in zone and is probably limited to a power gap team. Great anchor in pass pro, and a strong punch when he uses it, but his timing is flawed.





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140.TENNESEE - KALAN REED - CB - S. MISSISSIPPI 
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - BASHAUD BREELAND - REDSKINS
3 year starter . Smart small school outside corner who knows how to use the sideline to his advantage . Increased his passes defensed and interceptions all 3 years. Average size, but he's got hops and plays bigger. Really quick in the short area and good long speed . Smooth fluid hips and explodes to the ball once he makes his reads, but he is over aggressive jumping some routes. Play maker with good ball skills. Takes good angles in the run game, but struggles to fight off blocks.  Too grabby .






141.CLEVELAND - MIKE THOMAS - WR - S. MISSISSIPPI 
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - ALLEN HURNS - JAGUARS
Lean small school senior WR prospect coming off a very productive final season. Solid route runner. Can go up and get it, and wins his share of contested catches, but he needs to get stronger. Gets pushed around or out muscled too often.  Makes highlight reel catches, but also too many concentration drops as well. Good short area burst, with good long speed, and he can also return kicks. I think he could develop into a starting receiver if he hits the weights. 

142.SAN FRANCISCO-(chargers)- BLAKE MARTINEZ - ILB - STANFORD
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - JAMES LAURINITIS - SAINTS
2 year starter and senior captain , but he has a special teams personality .Good instincts and football IQ . Great motor and willing to do the dirty work inside .Good tackler between the tackles, but can be juked in space. Average athlete for the middle, and more quick than fast . Can cover in zone, but the farther away he gets from the line of scrimmage the more he struggles in man coverage .Wasn't someone I was expecting a lot from initially, but after he had a good week at the Senior bowl I started doing his games. He has solid tape, and then he had a good combine. I would bet on him being a starter eventually, and coaches will love him. 

143.OAKLAND(dallas)- TYLER MATAKEVICH - LB - TEMPLE
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - PAUL POSLUSZNY - JAGUARS
4 year starter and back to back team captain. Better football player than athlete. Has played both inside & outside, but profiles better in the middle. High football IQ and solid between the tackles against the run, but can be juked in space. Willing to take on blocks ,and is good at slipping them ,but he gets manhandled if the lineman locks on. Can cover in zone, and had 5 picks & 10 passes defensed last year, but can be a liability in man coverage because he doesn't change direction quickly. At least a good backup and core special teamer, but I think he can be a starter in a zone heavy scheme because he plays faster than he times. 


144.DENVER-(ravens)- KEIVARAE RUSSELL - #** - CB/S - N. DAME
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - BRANDON CARR - COWBOYS
3 year starter (would have 4 , but he suspended for the entire 2014 season for academic dishonesty)   who looked a little rusty this year. I think he would be a 2nd day pick if he had never missed time from suspension or injury. Good enough size.  Good feet and balance, but hips are just average. Has played inside & outside. Good in press man and zone. Good short area burst when the balls in front of him, and has above average football IQ. Lacks make up speed down the field and gives up too many catches .Ball skills are just average. Solid in run support , but he does duck his head and dive early at times. If he got a little bigger he could be a free safety.


145.SAN FRANCISCO - DHADI LHOMME-NICHOLAS - OLB/DE - VIRGINA TECH
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - MANNY LAWSON - BILLS
Long lean athletic edge rusher that was badly misused by his team. Should be a 3-4 OLB, or at at worst a 4-3 situational pass rusher, but they had him playing inside a lot. Needs to add weight to be a 4-3 end, but I think in a 4-3 his best position would be at SAM LB right now, because he can't hold up against the run on the line every down as is. Flexible with good feet ,and can bend the arc around the corner, but he needs more pass rush moves. He's a finesse guy right now, but he has a quick step & a good motor. If used right and coached up he could become a starter off the edge for a 3-4 team. 



146.JACKSONVILLE - MAURICE CANADY - CB - VIRGINIA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - a softer JOHNTHAN BANKS -BUCCANEERS
Tall,thin, allows too many balls be caught in front of him this year, but he he sees the field well and makes good decisions then. Better in 2014 .Looked tentative this season. Too many business decisions against the run, and you can see he doesn't like contact. Has played in the slot some but predominantly outside. at best a 5th round project on tape , but could go in the 3rd after a aggressive senior bowl week. Tweener who could play safety if he was more willing to tackle , the only scheme he could make a instant difference would be in a cover 2/3 scheme, especially cover 3 press man.




147.MIAMI - KEVIN BYARD - S - MIDDLE TENNESSEE ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - KURT COLEMAN - PANTHERS
4 year starter at a small school , senior captain,and the QB of the secondary .High football IQ. Good speed and a lot of picks. Classic center fielder free safety prospect with a lot of range, and takes good angles against the pass. He was a combine snub, but had a good pro day, and I think he will go later than his tape deserves. Good tackler as the last line of the defense, but not a guy you want in the box taking on blocks, and his angles in the run game need some work. He's a ball hawk with a lot of production, and even taking his lower level of competition into account ,I think he will become a starting FS in the NFL. Also plays special teams.


148.TAMPA BAY - DANIEL BRAVERMAN - WR - W. MICHIGAN
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - DEION BRANCH - retired
Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson are big possession receivers, but neither has the speed to stretch the field, and back the defense off. Braverman was a 2 year starter with big numbers (194 catches, 2367 yards, and 19 TD's)the last 2 years.Has played inside and outside,and while he is undersized and profiles better in the slot, he also made a lot of big plays . Really quick in the short area , explosive change of direction, a good route runner, and solid long speed. Elite against zone coverage and good hands. This isn't just some little small school slot guy who burned weaker competition.  He had a combined 23 catches for 231 yards and a TD against Michigan St. & Ohio St. 



149.NY GIANTS - TAVON YOUNG - CB - TEMPLE
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - ORLANDO SCANDRICK - DALLAS
2 and half year starter with really quick feet. Undersized, but plays aggressive and bigger than he is. Almost too psychical and will have a lot of penalties in the NFL if he stays this grabby. Generally plays hard against the run , but he got run over a few times, and has trouble shedding the blocks of some receivers. Good change of direction and closes on the ball like a bullet. Solid in both press and zone. Has played inside & outside in college , but will probably be more of a slot guy in the pros. Has make up speed and he took it to Will Fuller this year, but overall had a better 2014.. 

150.CHICAGO - JAMES BRADBERRY - CB/S - SAMFORD
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - ZACH BOWMAN - DOLPHINS
4 year starter. Big small school corner with long arms and great athletic ability. Has played press and zone, but would fit best in a cover 2 or 3 system as a corner. I like the idea of converting him to safety ,because he so physical and is a good tackler. DB's this big with that kind of speed & burst are rare. He's raw , a bit stiff, and needs better coaching. I would take him in the 4th round and try to develop him.



151.DETROIT - JONATHAN JONES - ** - CB - AUBURN
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - BUSTER SKRINE - JETS
Undersized press man slot corner with blazing speed. Good ball skills. Great 2014 in coverage, but played hurt in 2015 and it showed. Injury and penalty prone. Bad form tackler in the run game. Quick fluid reactions. Good Senior Bowl week, and I would love to see him try returning punts & blitz more out of the slot.

152.NEW ORLEANS - DARRELLE GREENE - ** - G - SAN DIEGO ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - LARRY WORFORD - LIONS
3 year starter at RG .Heavy handed mauler that is a good fit at RG in power man/gap scheme, but if he gets in better shape he could also play in a zone. Plays low and mean as a run blocker with a lot of pancakes. Strong punch & anchor in pass pro, but even though he pops up high out of his stance too often, he is one of the better interior pass blockers in this draft on tape. Stocky , strong , thick build, with short arms. What can I say? I was freaking shocked by how much I loved the tape of a guy I had never even heard of before the combine, but he was suspended to start the season for flunking a drug test for weed, and missed his bowl game for academics. He is used to physically dominating his mostly smaller school opponents in college, and he will need to learn to stay consistently lower in the passing game as a pro. When you take his level of competition into account his tape says 3rd round , but if he had done it in a power conference he would be in my top 50 overall. However, getting suspended to start & finish his senior season makes me question his football character , on top of worrying about him off the field. So I wouldn't touch him until the 5th.


153.PHILADELPHIA - MATT IOANIDDIS - DT - TEMPLE
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - TYSON ALUALU - JAGUARS
Back to back team captain that was moved around the D-Line. Has good enough frame , and is solidly built but he is a bit stiff. Quicker off the snap than I thought he would be , good hands  & can control his man if he gets into him first, but not a quick twitch guy. Technically competent rusher , and although he can push the pocket sometimes, his best pass rush trait is getting his arms up at the right time & obscuring passing lanes. Strong at the point of attack when he shoots a gap or stays low one on one , but not a plugger that can stuff a double team, and he gets hammered on down blocks sometimes . Although he gets caught up fighting his blocker too often, he still makes plays between the tackles, and has good counters.  GREAT motor . Has a tendency to get high when he is tired , is doing any stunt, or pass rush move that isn't a bull rush or gap shoot. Good Senior bowl week and a solid combine. Won't be star, but will be at least a good rotational guy because he will give you everything he's got. It's very possible he's a solid starter for a while as a 4-3 one technique or one gap 3-4 five technique if he learns to consistently stay low. 

154.OAKLAND - JACOBY BRISSETT - QB - N. CAROLINA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - DONOVAN McNABB - retired
2 year starter , Senior captain, and a well liked leader with a big strong build. While he had solid numbers, if he had improved off last season the way I expected he would go a lot higher. Inconsistent in most phases of the game, especially his accuracy. Slow in his reads , is too tentative cutting it loose, and rarely throws down the field. Really strong and hard to sack . Good scrambler and can throw on the run or take off down the field to move the chains. Strong arm ,and a good release when he's set, but his mechanics are all over the the place too often. Most of his O-Line was pretty bad, and I would love to see him behind a good one. He's a good team guy and should be at least a good back up, but I would like to see what a good NFL QB coach could bring out of him.The build , tools, and inconsistency remind me of McNabb, but he only reaches that comp if he speeds up and finds his inner gunslinger. He could be a good backup to Carr, but if he showed well in the pre-season a guy with his traits could entice another team to trade for him.


155.INDIANAPOLIS - KEVIN HOGAN - QB - STANFORD
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - MATT HASSELBECK - retired
3 and half year starter , and back to back captain . His numbers improved every year, but I was honestly hoping they would replace him before his Senior season, because he was so inconsistent as a junior. Turns out he was dealing with a sick(cancer) father, and he played much better in clutch situations as a senior. Long wind up pushing throwing motion , and still lacks an average arm NFL with it.  Kind off pushes the ball , and his release point is all over the place. Inconsistent mechanics & accuracy. High football IQ and he played in the most pro ready offense of any QB in this draft, and he made all the pre-snap reads. Tough guy and he is also mobile. His leadership , smarts, and intangibles make him a good backup. However, I highly doubt he reaches his comp without retooling his entire throwing motion, and that's why I have him so low. Hasselbeck didn't start a game his first 2 seasons, and wasn't a good starter until his 5th, so it is possible.


156.BUFFALO - THOMAS DUARTE - WR - UCLA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - MARCUS COLSTON - SAINTS
Good speed , solid route runner, and hands are just OK. NOT a TE . If he can improve his blocking he could be a good power slot like , but he right now he barely even gives effort as a blocker. He's tall and he's open a lot. 


157.NY JETS - BEN BRAUNECKER - TE - HARVARD
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - RANDY McMICHAEL - retired
Well put together small school TE who dominated his level of competition. Was the focal point of the offense, and not just as receiver, they ran behind him all the time. Physical blocker , but you have to wonder how he will do against stronger players in the NFL. Too many drops. 



158.WASHINGTON - CODY KESSLER - QB - USC
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - ANDY DALTON - BENGALS
Smart undersized west coast offense QB with a below average arm. His level of competition in college and pro style offense give him a chance of becoming a starter, but I think he is at least a good backup. 



159.HOUSTON - TYLER HIGBEE - **# - TE - W. KENTUCKY 
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - JEREMY SHOCKEY - retired
Only a full time starter as a senior , and his injury prevented him from finishing, but he was very productive this year.Former WR who made the move to TE by adding a lot of muscle. Solid enough route runner, and although he creates some separation he could be really good with pro coaching. Catches the ball in stride , but he has the speed, wiggle, and power, to be really dangerous after the catch. Large strong hands with a wide catch radius , and good body control to make the difficult catch in traffic. Willing blocker, but he is better at it down the field opposed to inline, and his technique needs a lot work. I would have him as my 3rd TE in the top 75 if not for injury & character issues.  Knee injury from last season, caused him to miss the Senior bowl & combine. Still wasn't 100% for his pro day, and that kept him from rising too far up draft boards, and I was waiting on news from the combine medical re-checks before deciding where to rank him. He should be a match up problem in the NFL once he's healthy. However,  anyone dumb enough to allegedly get in a drunken fight,  and flee the cops less than 3 weeks before the draft isn't going to be a late riser. I certainly don't begrudge a guy allegedly protecting his woman from another guy's unwanted attentions, but why was he out drinking in the first place? If he wants a drink stay home! At least until the draft's over, but running from the cops after the scrap was the height of stupidity. With his injury, judgement, temper, and maturity questions I wouldn't take him until the 6th now.

160.MINNESOTA - ZACK SANCHEZ - CB - OKLAHOMA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - ASANTE SAMUEL - retired
3 year starter who is best in zone with the ball in front of him. He's a gambler that's good at jumping routes ,but he's raw and needs to learn how to play inside a NFL scheme. Mike Zimmer is great with DB's and could get the most out of him.




161.CINCINNATI - ERIC MURRAY - CB - MINNESOTA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - ALTERRAUN VERNER - BUCCANEERS
Pacman is in his 30's, Dre Kirkpatrick has never lived up to his draft status, and Leon Hall is an unsigned free agent coming off back surgery. Leader and team captain as a senior.Has been a special teams standout in the past. Average height ,but thick build. Physical player who is good in run support. Has experience in a lot of different coverage's , but is best as a outside zone corner. Could struggle with bigger or faster receivers if left alone without help over the top.Just an average athlete for an NFL corner, but also just a good football player that could eventually become a starter for a zone heavy team.


162.KANSAS CITY-(seattle)- VICTOR OCHI - DE/OLB - STONY BROOK
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - ELVIS DUMERVIL - BRONCOS
Small school edge rusher with good snap anticipation. Stocky and under sized, but plays tough, and showed out at the East/West shrine game.



163.GREEN BAY - TYVIS POWELL - S - OHIO ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON  - TYVON BRANCH - CARDINALS
Another Ohio St. guy who should have went back to school. He is a solid box safety prospect, but lacks any one trait that makes him stand out right now. 




164.PHILADELPHIA(steelers)- JASON FANAIKA - DE - UTAH
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - ROBERT AYERS - GIANTS
Strong 4-3 left DE prospect . He will turn 24 as a rookie & he is raw, but he is also very physical . Has the potential to develop into a starter if he adds more pass rush moves, can set the edge in the run game. 



165.KANSAS CITY - KEYARRIS GARRETT - ** - WR - TULSA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - SIDNEY RICE - retired
Great frame (6"3" 220 lbs. )with really long arms. He's good on deep balls and quick hitters, but needs to learn the rest of the route tree. Out sizes some smaller corners , but I was surprised that such a big guy wasn't more physical, especially against press coverage. Takes a while to build up to it , but good long speed. Can go up and get it and has a wide catch radius. Too many drops and doesn't have that fierce my ball mentality. He doesn't always play up to his size, or he would be a first rounder. The question is, can you teach toughness?

166.HOUSTON-(patriots)- TRAVIS FEENEY - ** - OLB - WASHINGTON
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - BRUCE IRVIN - RAIDERS
Tall and lean former safety with long arms that was a good college edge rusher as a senior. Can get pushed around in the run game, but he is more than willing to take on blocks. Tweener that is too light to be anything more than a situational pass rusher off the edge as a rookie, but has the frame to add weight if you want him to stay there. He is just a bit stiff moving laterally right now, but he has experience dropping into coverage. Could be a great 4-3 SAM , or Seahawks coaching tree LEO with a little coaching & time. Team captain and a standout cover guy on special teams with the personality to play them all well. Has had surgery on his shoulders 4 times. Blew up the combine. 4.5 forty, 1.59 ten, 40 inch vertical and a 10"10" broad jump, despite still recovering from a sports hernia. Had another surgery for it after the combine. If he was a guy with a clean injury history I would take him in the second round , but he is injury prone, so 5th the round.


167.ARIZONA - DEON BUSH - S - MIAMI
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - BARRY CHURCH - COWBOYS
He's a big hitting box safety, but he needs to be more disciplined, and improve in coverage.

168.CAROLINA - TYLER ERVIN - RB - SAN JOSE ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - LEON WASHINGTON - JETS
Lightning quick slashing runner with great top end speed. Good vision. Agile and can make people miss. Home run hitter as a runner or receiver. Good hands and could run some routes out of the slot.Has been a explosive kick returner. Lacks power to push the pile. Lean build and just a complimentary player. Too much dancing and not enough North/South.


169.DETROIT-(denver)- REES ODHIAMBO - ** - T/G - BOISE ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - JUSTIN PUGH - GIANTS
Injury prone college left tackle that might be a better fit on the right side, but probably best at guard in the NFL. Off his tape I would draft him in the late 2nd second and put him at left guard if I ran a zone heavy scheme, but he missed a lot of games due to injury in college, so the 4th round or later is more appropriate.  


170.(comp pick)-ARIZONA -RASHARD ROBINSON - # - CB - LSU
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON -DOMINIQUE RODGERS-CROMARTIE - GIANTS
Lean fast corner that was kicked out of LSU, but the cards have Patrick Peterson & the honey badger to help mentor him. 

171.(comp pick)-SEATTLE - JAYRON KEARSE - S/LB - CLEMSON
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - GEORGE ILOKA - BENGALS
Elite measurables and good high lights, but undisciplined & needs to bump up his read & recognition skills.The Seahawks develop players like this better than most, and they could make him into the heir apparent to Kam Chancellor.  


172.(comp pick)-CLEVELAND - JAYLON SMITH - LB - N. DAME
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - DERRICK JOHNSON - CHIEFS 
The Browns have the extra picks to make this choice. Smith was at least a top 10 pick before the major knee injury in his bowl game. After his combine medical re-check his rookie year is going to be a red shirt , but if the nerves in his knee bounce back he is a sideline to sideline leader in the middle of their defense long term. 

173.(comp pick)-CLEVELAND - JATAVIS BROWN - LB - AKRON
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - DEXTER COAKLEY - retired
Small school LB prospect who might need to move to safety in the pros, because of a lack of size., and he got straight ran over in the middle a few times on tape. Has the speed and change of direction abilities to pull it off.  At least a good special teamer. 

174.(comp pick)-SAN FRANCISCO - ADAM GOTSIS - ** - DT - GEORGIA TECH
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - BRETT KEISEL - retired
3 year starter and senior team captain . Raw interior D-Lineman. Has played in both odd and even fronts, but his best fit is as a 3-4 five technique ,because he plays low and can 2 gap. Strong and stout at the point of attack with long arms. Mostly just a bull rusher right now, but knows when to get his hands up to obscure passing lanes. Major knee injury in October or I think he would go in the late 3rd to a 3-4 team. Tough guy with a great motor.



175.(comp pick)- SAN DIEGO - JAKEEM GRANT - WR - TEXAS TECH
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - TAVON AUSTIN - RAMS
Very short(5'6' and 180 lbs.) for the NFL. Blazing straight line speed. Production as a receiver improved every year and comes back to his QB when he's scrambling. Returned 4 kicks for TD's in college, but he needs to show he can return punts too . Shifty and elusive in space, and while he makes people miss, his burst isn't near as good when juking and jiving. Doesn't break tackles.  Caught a lot bubble screens that he turned into big yardage. Small catch radius and way too many drops. Fell to the ground without being touched too many times when trying to change direction.Very small , but could be a slot, gadget guy, great decoy, and return man.
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