Free Agency Tracker:
1. Kansas City Chiefs – Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M
*FA: Franchise Tag LT Brandon Albert, Resign WR Dwayne Bowe. Signed CB Dunta Robinson and CB Sean Smith (great pickup). Sign WR Donnie Avery, DE/DT Mike DeVito, TE Anthony Fasano. *Update: Alex Smith lands in KC so Joeckel/Fisher/Lotulelie/Floyd/Jordan/Milliner could be the pick.
The Chiefs roster is loaded with talent; the major problem is at QB. Andy Reid made the decision to trade a 2013 second round pick and a 2014 pick for the average QB Alex Smith. The Chiefs could have gone with the LT/QB option in round 1 and 2. Similar to the LT Jake Long/QB Chad Henne combo over top QB Matt Ryan (not that Geno Smith is the prospect Matt Ryan was but you get the idea). *They clearly don’t agree with me and see something in Alex Smith that I don’t. *Cut RT Eric Winston. *I love the value of the CB free agent signings.
Joeckel is a Jake Long talent and maybe the best prospect in the draft (I have him as the #2 prospect). LT Joeckel (6‘6, 310) can protect the blind side for the next 10 years, he’s the total package. *Solid but not great Combine. He’s not an elite athlete but that’s okay because he physically dominates pass rushers.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars –Dion Jordan DE/OLB Oregon
*Update: The Jags need a QB (lots of Geno Smith interest/buzz, possible smokescreen) but I think they trade down or wait until the first pick in round 2 or 3. This pick shapes the entire draft; they could go QB, OT, DT and DE. The Jags are looking for big, athletic playmakers to improve the pass rush.
Dion Jordan (6’7, 240) could go as high as the Jags if he checks out medically (Shoulder). A high upside pass-rusher who still has room to put on weight, he can play 4-3 DE or OLB in the 3-4 (best fit). Jordan has insane reach, closing speed and upside. *Great all-around combine, special athlete. Drawn comparisons to Aldon Smith but I see a Javon Kerse type pass rusher. I’m very high on him. *I’m moving him up the draft board, top 5/10 now.
3. Oakland Raiders –Sharrif Floyd DT Florida
*FA: OLB Nick Roach
*Sounds like the Raiders might pull the trigger on QB Geno Smith. Being light a CB, Dee Milliner makes a lot of sense too. With their lack of playmakers on the D-Line and pending free agents, they could use multiple picks on the D-Line. This pick should come down to DT Lotulelie/Floyd and DE Jordan/Ansah.
Florida DT Sharrif Floyd has great upside; he’s only 20 years old and already flashes dominance with his athletic ability, burst off the line and ability to collapse the pocket. He’s played both DE and DT (in 4-3, best fit) which just proves his athletic ability is off the charts for such a big guy. * Looks like clear top 5 now.*Update: Lots of buzz that Floyd could fly up boards, possibly into the top 3.
4. Philadelphia Eagles – Eric Fisher OT Western Michigan
*FA: OLB Connor Barwin, NT Isaac Sopoaga, S Kenny Phillips, S Patrick Chung, CB Cary Williams. Release CB Nnamdi Asomugha, CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie signs with Broncos. *Update: Resigned Vick.
The Eagles need O-Line help with the uncertainty of Jason Peters coming back from injury. QB Geno Smith would be intriguing for new Head Coach Chip Kelly as would OLB Dion Jordan. DE/OLB/ and CB Dee Milliner or a NT (Star Lotulelie) makes sense as far as team needs. *Update: with the switch to the 3-4 defense a true NT is now a need.
This is no longer high for Fisher; in fact this may be low for him. With OT’s Lewan and Matthews returning to college, he’s clearly the #2 LT prospect. Film shows quick feet and agility to go along with pure power. Scouts compare him to 49ers Joe Staley. *Stock up (6’7, 305/Long arms), dominate at Senior Bowl. Scouts buzz that he could contend as top overall Left Tackle and be drafted #1 overall.
5. Detroit Lions – Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah DE BYU
*FA: RB Reggie Bush, DT/DE Jason Jones, S Glover Quin, re-sign S Louis Delmas.
CB, O-Line and DE are needs and the Lions usually go best player available. *Update: Lions cut DE Kyle Vanden Bosch and DE Cliff Avril is gone.
I think Ansah should go in the top 5 and any lower than that would be a steal. His potential could make him a top 5 pick and I think he should go top 3. Ziggy Ansah has the look of Jason Pierre-Paul 2.0 as far as raw ability. He stands 6’6 and 270 lbs. with absolutely freakish athletic ability and could develop into an elite pass rusher as he gets more football under his belt. Right now he is more skilled in the run game with insane closing speed, the pass rush is not there yet and he needs to develop some moves. He could easily fly up draft boards in the coming months. Ziggy Ansah can play 4-3 DE, 5 technique in the 3-4 and rush OLB in the odd front. At the Senior Bowl, he didn’t look good in practice but when it was game time and he could just go out and play and not think about technique he dominated and showed everything scouts are buzzing about (closing speed/athletic/playmaker). *Update: Great Combine. I see a clear Top 5 talent and that’s without any real pass rush moves.
6. Cleveland Browns –Dee Milliner CB Alabama
*FA: OLB Paul Kruger, OLB Quentin Groves, DT Desmond Bryant **Trade Down Alert
Browns are switching to the 3-4 defense and attacked pass-rushing OLB’s in FA. CB opposite Joe Haden is the dream scenario and it could happen. *Loaded up on OLB in free agency so that is no longer a pressing need but may be the best value here. *Perfect spot to trade down to a team looking for a QB
Miller is a big (6’1, 200) physical corner who has all the tools to be a shutdown corner. He excels in run support while still keeping up as a cover corner. Milliner played well against the best the SEC had to offer and is so polished and ahead of every other CB in this draft that he could go anywhere from pick 3 to the Titans at 10. *Combine: Ran a 4.4, speed no longer an issue. Clear top 6 pick.
7. Arizona Cardinals – Geno Smith QB West Virginia
*FA: Release FS Kerry Rhodes and SS Adrian Wilson. Sign QB Drew Stanton, RB Rashard Mendenhall, S Yeremiah Bell
No Cards fan want a QB mocked here but I really think it could happen. They need to take a chance on a QB and stop wasting WR Larry Fitzgerald/Floyd. If they don’t reach for a QB here, the other clear option here is LT Eric Fisher/Lane Johnson or Guard Chance Warmack. *I could see Geno Smith (trade up), or trade down for Matt Barkley and even EJ Manual here. The ideal QB fit would be a big armed vertical threat QB (Glennon in round 2 or 3).
Yes, it’s a reach. Geno Smith (6’3 220) has the size/speed/arm to be a Franchise QB (non-elite). Like every other QB in this class he is very inconsistent but Smith splashes these big throws and running ability at times that give him the “upside” factor. He’s not an option QB; he’s a pocket passer that can simply run. *Average Combine, did not separate himself from the pack.
8. Buffalo Bills – Matt Barkley QB USC
*FA: Bills release QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. Sign OLB Manny Lawson **Trade Up Alert for QB Geno Smith or Trade down for QB’s Manuel, Nassib, Glennon.
Again, no Bills fan likes the idea of any QB here other than Geno Smith. But there’s a good chance they take a QB here rather than wait on Nassib in round 2. The Bills GM Buddy Nix has told us he’s taking a Franchise QB. He may need to trade up for Geno Smith now or take Barkley here, I know Barkley doesn’t fit the profile of a bad weather Buffalo QB but they have to do something. Trade down or wait until round 2 for Ryan Nassib would be ideal but how can they risk not getting a QB? A WR like Tennessee C. Patterson is the other strong option or OLB Jarvis Jones.
Yup, it’s early and I (still) think it will happen. Barkley (6’2, 220) is pro-ready (West Coast), accurate and a leader. He doesn’t have any remarkable tools (Height/ Speed/Arm). We’ve seen reaches before and we’ll see it again this year (if he goes to the Cards in Round 1). He’s a better prospect than USC QB’s Sanchez and Lienart but not on the level of a Carson Palmer. His experience (starter since a freshman) will be a big plus in the eyes of scouts. *Combine: Great interviews *Update: watching the 2011 game tape you do see why he should be considered a top 10 pick. Some buzz that he won’t get past Cards at 7
9. New York Jets –Barkevious Mingo DE/OLB LSU
*FA: G/OT Willie Colon, DE/OLB Antwan Barnes
I want to give them a QB or WR (Codarrelle Paterson/Tavon Austin) but it has become clear that Rex Ryan is in charge and runs the whole show/circus. Plus, the Jets would be in cap hell if they cut Mark Sanchez. They have to take a QB somewhere in this draft (Round 2/3). They have wanted an OLB pass-rusher for years.
Mingo (6’5, 240) is the best available player here. Mingo has survived on his athletic ability so far and been great; he now needs to work on shedding blocks when initially shut down. *Update: Other pass-rushers are climbing (BYU DE/OLB Ziggy Ansah). *Update: He could still go top 3 but I’m moving him down for now.
10. Tennessee Titans – Chance Warmack G Alabama
*FA: Titans sign Former Bills G Andy Levitre, top Guard available in free agency. Signed DT Sammie Lee Hill, RB Shonn Greene, S Bernard Pollard
Interior O-Line, D-Line and the secondary are need areas. The top CB (Milliner) would be the dream scenario but I don’t think he falls. The top Guard (Warmack or Cooper) or 4-3 DE/DT could also be considered here. Even with Levitre they should still look for interior O-Line help.
Guards rarely go this high but Warmack (6’3, 320) is the best interior O-Line prospect to come out in years; he could go as high as the Titans at 10 or even the Cardinals at 7. Warmack plays with a mean streak to go along with great technique and pure power. He looks like a young Larry Allen, yeah, he’s that good. He dominates at the 1st level then has the ability to block at the 2nd and even 3rd level.
11. San Diego Chargers –Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma
*FA: Lost G Louis Vasquez. Sign CB Derek Cox
They must improve the O-Line to protect Rivers and a least give the talented QB a chance to succeed.
This is the absolute last landing spot for Lane Johnson and he could easily go to the Cards at 7. Stock up (6’6, 302/Left Tackle), could eventually move into early 1st round (Cards/Chargers) with lack of elite Left Tackles. Impressive Senior Bowl. Very athletic, former QB/TE. Could easily go top 10. *Update: Great overall Combine numbers continues to rise, looks like a top 11 pick now.
12. Miami Dolphins – Xavier Rhodes CB Florida St
FA: WR Mike Wallace, LB Dannell Ellerbe, LB Philip Wheeler, TE Dustin Keller
Miami has crushed Free Agency filling many need areas; signing #1 FA WR Mike Wallace and re-signing WR Hartline along with a lot of other moves. Options are a top CB/Safety/Rush OLB and DT. *Franchise DL Randy Starks.
Rhodes is a big (6’2, 215), physical, athletic corner who could really rise up the draft during the combine/team workouts. Physically imposing with great ball skills. *Great Combine, showed speed and ball skills. A bit stiff in the hips but that’s the tradeoff you get with a big corner. *Scouting process should be good to Rhodes given his physical gifts. Still looks like a mid-1st round pick to me.
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Star Lotulelie DT/NT/DE Utah
*FA: S Dashon Goldson
With the trade of CB Talib to the Patriots, corner is a huge need and they really could use two starting CB’s. D-Line pass-rushers should be addressed as well.
Personally I think Star should go #1 overall. Star Lotulelie (6’4, 325) is a massive DT who lives in the backfield with great explosion off the line, has drawn comparisons to DT Suh and Ngata. Personally, I have Lotulelie as the #1 prospect in the draft. Scheme diverse, he can play NT and DE in the 3-4 or DT in the 4-3. *Update*: Heart problem detected at the Combine, medicals are now a big issue. **I can’t move the best player in the draft too far down until we get a clear medical update on his heart. He is still very much in play to be picked in the top 4 overall.
14. Carolina Panthers – Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri
The Panthers have needed help at DT for years and the mid round DT picks have not been kind or produced successful starting caliber lineman. A #2 WR is also a possibility here but round 2/3 is loaded with WR. This could be the landing spot for WR Tavon Austin.
Richardson (6’2, 200) is more of a pass rushing DT than run stuffing and his upside is huge due to this pure athletic ability. Drawn comparisons to Warren Sapp. If DT Star Lotulelie falls for medical reasons then Richardson has the talent to go top 10.
15. New Orleans Saints – Jarvis Jones DE/OLB Georgia
*FA: sign CB Keenan Lewis
The saints need help all along the D-Line as they are near the bottom of the league in pass/run defense. *Update: Saints will be switching to the 3-4 Defense. DL/Rush OLB/Secondary all look to be strong options.
Jarvis Jones is a true sack machine who can be used like OLB Von Miller of the Broncos in a 4-3 or rush linebacker in the 3-4 (best fit). An elite pass-rusher improves every level of the defense. Jones (6’3, 240) has an explosive first step off the snap and used speed more than power in college. He’s a perfect fit for any team as a 3-4 rush OLB but can play OLB in the 4-3 defense. Jones is a Top 5 talent but his medical history could really drop him down the draft, a smart team will catch him and be rewarded IMO. *Update: Medical issues are a red flag so his stock could drop. *Update: Combine: Teams are taking Jones off draft boards due to medical (Back/Spine), could be in for a big free fall. *Mixed reports: some say spinal stenosis is not an issue; it will come down to team doctor’s reports.
16. St. Louis Rams –Kenny Vaccaro FS Texas
*FA: TE Jared Cook, LT Jake Long
O-line, WR and Safety are all option here for the Rams. With the signing of LT Jake Long, O-Tackle is not a pressing need but an impact guard could still be the pick here. Many have WR Tavon Austin here and that makes a ton of sense.
Kenny Vaccaro (Free Safety) is the clear cut #1 Safety in the draft and for good reason. He is a true difference maker on D in the mold of Troy Polamalu. He has all the tools, size/speed and great football instincts. He has the speed/hands of a CB with the strength of a Safety. He has the ability to cover any Tight End which raises his stock even more. *Stock up, scouts say he could go top 10.
17. Pittsburgh Steelers – Codarrelle Patterson WR Tennessee
*FA: Lost WR Mike Wallace
The Steelers go BPA. This pick could go any number of ways: S, OLB, WR, CB and DL.
Patterson (6’3, 210) has the most upside of any WR in the draft and is trying to fight off Tavon Austin as the first WR off the board. He is truly fun to watch, he glides effortlessly like Randy Moss. He’s a bit raw in route running but his size/speed/hands make him the total package. *Combine: Showed elite athletic ability, stock up.
18. Dallas Cowboys – Jonathan Cooper G North Carolina
*FA: Franchise DE/OLB Spencer
Team needs include interior O-Line, D-Line and Safety. They are changing Defensive schemes and will now run and base 4-3 cover 2 Defense. They now need the players to fit the scheme and a true DT will go a long way to ease the transition. Jay Ratliff’s future was uncertain to begin with and now a DWI could land him out of Dallas, making D-Line an even bigger need. It will come down to the top Guard/DE/DT/S. If both guards are off the board they could look at RT DJ Fluker. The best available DT could have the most value. *Franchise DE/OLB Spencer. *O-Line is a bigger need than DT/S but all the top O-Lineman may be off the board.
Cooper (6’2, 312) is a good start, a dominant interior blocker with great technique and a steal at this point. Cooper is more athletic than Chance Warmack; Warmack relies on pure power while Cooper is more agile. He’s the best pure athlete at the guard position to come out in nearly 10 years. *Stock up: Top 12 possible.
19. New York Giants – Bjoern Werner DE/OLB Florida St
*FA: Re-sign OT William Beatty, sign DT Cullen Jenkins, CB Aaron Ross and RB Ryan Torain. Sign TE Brandon Myers and MLB Dan Connor, OLB Keith Rivers, Re-sign LG Kevin Boothe.
The Giants have needs at D-Line, Linebacker, Corner and O-Line. The O-Line comes back in tact with the resigning of LT Will Beatty and LG Kevin Boothe, RT David Diehl could be cut but RT James Brewer could step in. At DE, Osi is out and Justin Tuck had a down year. CB Corey Webster was truly awful and hard to watch and the Giants have needed Linebackers forever. The best available DE is the most likely scenario. LB options include Teo/Ogletree/Brown; DE here could be FSU DE Bjoern Werner, Tank Carradine and UCLA’s Datone Jones. The Giants rarely pick a linebacker in the 1st Round but with the new era of QB/TE’s they should consider a do it all linebacker here (Ogletree/Brown). *Update: NYG released LB Michael Boley, RB Bradshaw and DT Canty.
Werner is drawing comparisons to DE Chris Long but he’s not the athlete Long is. He can play in the 4-3 (best fit) at DE (Jags/Lions) or the 3-4 (Browns) as the pass rushing OLB (not ideal). Werner (6”4, 255) continues to move up and down draft boards. The tape shows an instinctive knowledge of his position as he loves to knock down passes like JJ Watt when he knows he can’t get to the QB. *Combine showed he was not as athletic as first thought but the guys a football player. May be better suited as a 4-3 end and not an OLB but the tape shows he can be an OLB in the 3-4 Defense and I agree. *Stock is dropping, once thought to be a top 6 pick.
20. Chicago Bears –Alec Ogletree LB Georgia
*FA: OT Jermon Bushrod, TE Martellus Bennett, OLB D.J. Williams, S Tom Zbikowski
Gone: LB Brian Urlacher.
O-Line, TE, MLB, slot WR. The Bears needed upgrades across the offensive line to give Cutler a chance to be successful, which they did in free agency. *They now could look for a future MLB like Manti Teo/Ogletree/Brown. The top available Guard (Cooper) or the best RT in DJ Fluker should still be considered. *Update: Franchise tag on DT Henry Melton, Urlacher gone.
Ogletree (6’3, 225) is the total package on the field, off the field is another question. A three down linebacker with sideline to sideline speed and he can play all three LB positions (I see a middle linebacker but he could play Will/Sam backer in the 4-3. Good size/speed and a nose for the football. Ogletree averaged over 10 tackles per game, the guy’s a machine. He’s a former safety with amazing athletic ability and will only get better. *Update: Just charged with a DUI a week before the combine, just awful. His stock will plummet; he was also suspended for the first four games in 2012 due to a positive drug test. *Stock down: Off the field concerns.
21. Cincinnati Bengals – DJ Fluker OT Alabama
*FA: re-sign ILB Rey Malaluga, Franchise DE Michael Johnson
The Bengals have been one of the best drafting teams over the last few years and will be looking to load up with all their picks. What a great pick-up in LB Vontez Burfict as an undrafted free agent last year. Need areas are a 3 down RB, DE, Safety and LB. If they lose DE Michael Johnson (Update: Johnson got the Franchise Tag) via free agency the best available DE makes sense (DE Datone Jones). It’s a bit early for a RB here (Eddie Lacy).
Stock up for Fluker (6’4, 355/long arms), could move into the 1st round. A massive Right Tackle, doesn’t have the feet for a LT but will be a dominate RT. *Most have him in the mid-1st Round. *Combine Buzz that he could go as high as the Cowboys in Round 1.
22. St. Louis Rams (via Redskins) – Tavon Austin WR West Virginia
The Rams could go a lot of different ways with this pick, it all depends on what they do at pick #16. (Safety, O-line, WR and LB)
This is low for Austin and he could now go in the top 10. Austin (5’9, 175) is the ideal slot receiver but can also play outside and stretch the field. Another offensive weapon would make this offense dynamic. WR Austin could go as high as the Patriots in Round 1. *Combine: Great showing and second fastest WR. More impressive in that he has game quickness to go along with track speed. *Buzz now has him as a top 20 pick. He’s smaller than Percy Harvin but can be used the same way, instant game changer.
23. Minnesota Vikings – DeAndre Hopkins WR Clemson
*FA: WR Greg Jennings, QB Matt Cassel. Release CB Winfield.
*Update: Trade Percy Harvin to the Seahawks for 1st, 7th and 2014 mid round pick.
The Vikings need more WR help to compliment Peterson and Rudolf and now Greg Jennings. They just need to continue to surround Ponder with weapons to maximize his potential. Other options include DT or CB. The Vikings should take the best available WR to make this offense the juggernaut it can be with Adrian Peterson.
A difference maker at WR like Nuke Hopkins (6’1, 200), who can really stretch the field, would greatly benefit the QB. In the mold of Roddy White, the more you watch the more he moves up the draft. He can make an impact from day one; some scouts view him as the #1 WR in the draft. *Combine: Great all around combine, impressive hands to go along with explosive speed.
24. Indianapolis Colts – Cornelius “Tank” Carradine DE Florida St
*FA: OT Gosder Cherilus, OLB Erik Walden, CB Greg Toler, G Donald Thomas, S LaRon Landry, DE/DT Ricky Jean-Francois
Protect Andrew Luck at all cost, he’s the franchise. CB, DT/OLB (pass rush) are also big needs but keeping Luck off the turf has to be the top priority (Colts addressed the O-Line in free agency). With the loss of their second round pick (Vonte Davis) they could trade down and still get their player while recouping their 2nd round pick. *DE Dwight Freeney will not be back. *Well, now it looks like all the top O-Lineman may be off the board.
Tank Carradine is an elite talent (6’5,260) who is overcoming ACL injuries, clear 1st round ability when healthy. If he checks out medically it’s possible a team takes a shot at him early in Round 1. He is a top 10 talent and a complete 4-3 DE who can also plat OLB in the 3-4 D. *Combine stock up, should end up as a top 32 pick. Possible 1st round pick as high as #10, without the injury he would be considered for the #2 overall pick.
25. Minnesota Vikings (Seahawks) – Desmond Trufant CB Washington
*Vikings acquire this pick in the Percy Harvin trade.
Stock up, possible mid-1st round. Great Senior Bowl/Combine, showing off his man to man cover skills (6’0, 185). NFL bloodlines who has a chance to be the 2nd CB off the board in round one. *Combine: Showed top end speed in the 40 yard dash. Could go higher in round 1 now. Tape shows he’s not as physical with receivers as you want, that’s the only reason he could drop a bit.
26. Green Bay Packers – Tyler Eifert TE Notre Dame
O-line/D-Line/Linebackers are needs and TE Finley will not be around forever, but he will be back for the 2013 season. The Packers can take the best player available here given their talented roster. Even with TE Finley coming back TE’s Tyler Eifert/Zach Ertz should be considered. An O-Tackle should be considered if available. *CB Charles Woodson will not be back.
TE Tyler Eifert (6’6, 250) should be a strong consideration here. He’s battling Stanford’s TE Zach Ertz as the first TE off the board. Either TE could easily go mid/late in the 1st round. He’s a great receiver and fits the new era of pass catching Tight Ends. *Update: Eifert outscored Zach Ertz in all areas at the Combine.
27. Houston Texans – Keenan Allen WR California
*FA: Sign S Ed Reed, P Shane Lechler
A #2 WR (who will eventually become the #1) is still a need but an impact inside linebacker could bring the Texans D back to last year’s dominance Cushing is coming off an injury so an ILB could be insurance and an eventual starter alongside Cushing. *Update: Texans Owner says ILB is a need area. *Looks like a WR is a very strong option here.
Keenan Allen was battling Tennessee WR Codarrelle Patterson for the #1 WR prospect spot in the draft but his injury has left his draft landing spot cloudy. Allen, 6’3, 200lbs, has all the traits you look for in a WR with great Height/Weight/Physical and production. Not elite speed but can create space off the line. Allen battles for every ball like Anquan Boldin. Combine: did not work out due to injury. Scouts compare him to Reggie Wayne.
28. Denver Broncos – Sylvester Williams DT North Carolina
*FA: WR Wes Welker, CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, G Louis Vasquez, NT Terrance Knighton
After watching the playoffs its clear Champ Baily is on the decline and CB is a need area along with DT and OG. I think the best available DT or CB like Trufant/Rhodes will be the pick. Update: Franchise tag on LT Ryan Clady.
Stock up, great Senior Bowl and Combine. Even with a very deep DT class he could force his way into the mid-1st round. Great burst off the line, violent hands and gets after the QB. At 6’2, 310lbs; an ideal 3 technique.
29. New England Patriots – Justin Hunter WR Tennessee
*FA: WR Danny Amendola, SS Adrian Wilson, re-sign CB Kyle Arrington, re-sign CB Aqib Talib, re-sign OT Sebastian Vollmer
The Patriots could really go in any direction here. Needs include interior D-Line, CB, WR and Safety. I think the #1 option here would be to trade down (to a team looking for a QB) and get their player in Round 2 while recouping some of the mid-round picks they lost through trades. Corners Desmond Trufant or Xavier Rhodes fit BB’s scheme and would make a lot of sense here as would Safety Matt Elam (BB loves his Florida players). Also, West Virginia WR Tavon Austin is a good fit as the future slot receiver but he will be gone. *It’s clear now the top need is an outside vertical threat WR.
An ACL injury in 2011 drops Hunter a bit. At (6’4, 200) he is pro ready and extremely talented with great size/speed. *Combine: Great showing all around (speed/vert/explosive)
30. Atlanta Falcons – Datone Jones DE UCLA
*FA: RB Steven Jackson, re-sign TE Tony Gonzalez, OT Sam Baker, S William Moore, sign DE Osi Umenyiora
Needs include DE, DT, TE, CB and some help on the O-Line. I think the #1 priority is to find another pass-rusher (even after signing Osi) or CB. A TE could be in the mix but it’s a deep draft for TE’s and to be honest Tony G is showing no signs of slowing down, he’s actually getting better if that’s even possible. If a top 3 CB falls here that would make a lot of sense. *Update: Falcons cut RB Turner, DE Abraham and CB Dunta Robinson.
Stock way up, great Senior Bowl/Combine. A big (6’4, 280) DE who could land in the mid-1st Round. Can play 4-3 DE or 5 technique in the 3-4 (best fit). He’s big, athletic/powerful and can get after the QB. Could easily land as high as the Giants at #19.
31. San Francisco 49ers – Margus Hunt DE SMU
*FA: DT Glenn Dorsey, Acquire WR Boldin for a 6th round pick.
The 49ers have a great defense but lack depth on the D-Line and after the Super Bowl it’s clear the CB’s need to be upgraded. The best available CB would make a lot of sense here as well.
Stock up physically (6’8, 277). Physical Freak/Raw with untapped potential. May be best suited as a 5 Technique in the 3-4 D but can play LE in the 4-3. Game tape shows limited pass-rushing moves. He could go as high as the late 1st round to the 49ers. *I’m higher on him than most, love the upside.
32. Baltimore Ravens – Arthur Brown LB Kansas St
*FA: re-sign QB Joe Flacco, sign DE/DT Chris Canty, DE/DT Marcus Spears, DE/OLB Elvis Dumervil, S Michael Huff
Ray Lewis finished his Hall of Fame career with a Super Bowl victory and it’s time to find his replacement. Safety could also be in play here (Florida S Matt Elam).
Stock up, mid round 1 is possible. Brown (6’1, 240) is an athletic/versatile LB who has played MLB but his best fit may be WLB in the 4-3 D or ILB in the 3-4 D. Started career with the Miami Hurricanes. He has bulked up a bit but hasn’t lost a step, a rare prospect: size of a LB with speed of a safety. Could go as high as the NYG at #19.
33. Jacksonville Jaguars – EJ Manuel QB Florida State
At 6’4, 220 he has all the physical tools and should continue to climb draft boards, I expect someone to take a chance on him in round 2. His game tape is wildly inconsistent; he needs a good coach and talent around him. Amazing upside, as both a read option QB and pocket passer. Right now he does not have great footwork and his decision making is poor but I just have a gut feeling about this guy, can’t explain it but I’m sticking with him. *Stock up, good Senior Bowl and great Combine. I’m higher on him than most; I’d take late 1, early round 2.
34. San Francisco 49ers (via Kansas City Chiefs) – Matt Elam SS Florida
Elam could go late in the 1st and is a playmaking Strong Safety. (5’10, 200) A ball hawk in the mold of Ed Reed; plays aggressive and loves contact. Great hands, goes up and attacks the ball. Plays with a swagger and backs it up. *Stock up, solid Combine.
35. Philadelphia Eagles – Johnthan Banks CB Mississippi St
Banks is a big (6’2, 185), physical corner who looks to be best suited for a zone coverage secondary. *Update: Stock drops after slow 40 and other CB’s rise (Trufant/Rhodes).
36. Detroit Lions – Blidi Wreh-Wilson CB Connecticut
Stock up, big/physical corner (6’1, 190 lbs.) Could easily land in round 1 or 2. I think he should go higher, like everything about his game.
37. Cincinnati Bengals (via Raiders) – Eddie Lacy RB Alabama
Lacy could be 1st RB off the board. Any potential 3-down RB will be in demand. Interested to see his 40 time when he’s healthy. Could easily jump into the 1st round.
Cleveland Browns – *(2012 Supplemental Draft)
38. Arizona Cardinals – Meneilk Watson OT Florida St
I think he should go mid-1st round. Meneilk Watson (6’6, 320) has the upside to be a Franchise Left Tackle (would start career off at right tackle) and you don’t pass on that. He could rise by draft day. *Stock up, Big/athletic former Basketball player. He has everything you want in a Left Tackle except experience.
39. New York Jets – Tyler Wilson QB Arkansas
Stock up as far as height/weight (6’2, 215). He’s still in the conversation to be the top QB chosen; he has the arm and makeup to be a solid starter. His film is inconsistent (as is every QB this year) deep ball accuracy is a problem and his O-Line was truly awful this year forcing a lot of ill-advised throws which is making him an even tougher evaluations for scouts. Wilson has the talent to go in the first round to the Cards/Bills and Jets. You really have to watch the 2011 film to see the talent. *Small hands may be causing the deep ball “floaters”
40. Tennessee Titans – Damontre Moore DE/OLB Texas A&M
“Damonster” Moore (6’4, 250) is a pure pass-rusher with experience at OLB and DE. Non-Stop motor, always headed up field attacking the QB. Strength is now in question after only 12 reps on the bench. Even if he drops some there is no denying his pass rush skills. He’s better on the field than in shorts at the combine, the tape doesn’t lie and he can get to the QB. *Update: Poor Combine, Stock is dropping like a rock. Not overly athletic or strong.
41. Buffalo Bills – Robert Woods WR USC
(6’1, 190) Production down this year with injured Barkley. Extremely productive freshman and sophomore year. Great hands, route running but not a speed WR. Late 1st/2nd round possible. Looks like a young Reggie Wayne on film. *Combine: So impressive in drills and interviews, stock is only going up. Looks like the most pro ready WR in the draft.
42. Miami Dolphins – Jonathan Cyprien SS Florida Int.
Stock up (6’0, 210), impressive Senior Bowl. *Lots of buzz right now, late 1st round possible.
43. Tampa Bay Buccaneers –Jamar Taylor CB Boise St
Stock up. Taylor (5’11, 190) is a tough, physical corner with 4.39 speed. He can play in any scheme.
44. Carolina Panthers – Terrance Williams WR Baylor
Williams (6’2, 200lbs) matches great size with speed and is a better prospect then last year Baylor 1st rounder Kendall Wright. *Combine: Good not great, other WR are passing him.
45. San Diego Chargers – Justin Pugh OG/OT Syracuse
Stock down as a Left Tackle/ Stock up at Guard (6’4, 305/short arms, guard), May not make it at Left Tackle but could be impact Guard. Better version of Giants David Diehl.
New Orleans Saints – *Forfeited (Bounty)
46. St. Louis Rams – Larry Warford G Kentucky
Stock up (6’3, 333). A Big mauler, very impressive on film with his ability to just manhandle defensive tackles. Can play guard or Right Tackle.
47. Dallas Cowboys – John Jenkins NT/DT Georgia
Jenkins goes 6’3, 350lbs and is just a massive human being with good athleticism working inside in the 3-4 Defense or DT in a 4-3. Vince Wilfork type frame.
48. Pittsburgh Steelers – Jonathan Hankins DT/NT Ohio St
Hankins is a NT in the 3-4 but is scheme diverse and can play DT in the 4-3 Defense. At 6’4, 320 he’s a space eater with surprising burst off the line. He didn’t look great at the combine but his game tape backs up this high selection.
49. New York Giants – Manti Teo ILB Notre Dame
And now we get to Manti Teo, this is one crazy story and his draft stock is all over the place right now. The interview process becomes HUGE for him now as teams try and figure out what kind of guy he really is off the field. The talent is there and should trump any character concerns come draft day. You can’t deny his production and complete overall game. He’s very aggressive in the run game and has the athletic ability to cover TE’s and RB’s out of the backfield. He could be the best player available here and at a position of need. *Update: Really struggled against Alabama’s pro like O-Line, Ogletree and Minter could pass him. *Combine: Did well in media session but a bad 40 (4.80).
50. Chicago Bears –Jesse Williams DT Alabama
A big DT (6’4, 320) that can play in the 4-3 or 3-4. More of a space eater than pass rusher.
51. Washington Redskins – Logan Ryan CB Rutgers
*FA: Release CB Hall, sign RT Jeremy Trueblood. The Redskins don’t have a 1st round pick due to the RG3 trade (worth it and then some). Main need areas are the secondary and O-Line.
Looks like a solid round 2 prospect, complete CB. At 6’0, 190 lbs. he excels at man coverage. *I think he’s going to be a great CB and a steal here.
52. Minnesota Vikings – Kawann Short DT Purdue
Stock up, DT Short (6’3, 310) has been impressive with his quick burst off the line and ability to be explosive (great hands) and make plays in the backfield. Could go anywhere from mid-1st to late 2nd with the great DT depth in this draft. A rare sack machine from the defensive tackle position.
53. Cincinnati Bengals – Alex Oakfor DE Texas
(6’4, 260) Stock up, most scouts say Oakfor should land in the 1st round eventually. Could go as high as NYG at 19. He did not work out at Combine due to injury. *Update: Mixed review from scouts, now say anywhere from Round 1 to 3.
54. Miami Dolphins (via Colts) – Giovanni Bernard RB North Carolina
He’s battling Eddie Lacy to be the top RB in the draft. A complete 3 down back with home run ability any time he touches the ball. He’s tough, doesn’t shy away from blocking and a receiving threat out of the backfield.
55. Green Bay Packers – Barrett Jones C/G/T Alabama
Jones is the most versatile O-Lineman in the draft and has played all 5 positions along the line. He plays through injuries and has a fiery personality to go along with his aggressive interior O-Line play.
56. Seattle Seahawks – Bennie Logan DT LSU
*FA: Sign DE Cliff Avril, DE Michael Bennett *Update: Traded 1st, 7th and 2014 mid round pick to the Vikings for Percy Harvin.
Tough to mock for the Seahawks, they have their own draft board and it’s proved to be extremely successful. They could go WR, OT, TE or DE/DT.
Stock up, could go late 1st round. Given his athleticism and pass rush ability, I think he can play in any defensive front and pressure the QB.
57. Houston Texans – Kevin Minter ILB LSU
Minter (6’0, 250) is a physical, aggressive linebacker who is always attacking. Perfect fit as a 3-4 ILB, big thumper who takes on blocks well, speed is not his game.
58. Denver Broncos –Darius Slay, CB Mississippi State
Stock up, Round 2 possible after great combine and film study shows he’s just as good as teammate CB Johnthan Banks. Stands 6’0, 190lbs with 4.36 speed.
59. New England Patriots – David Amerson CB/S North Carolina
A big, 6’1 corner that could end up at Safety. Great size and versatility. Says he’s willing to move to Safety. Combine: Showed corner speed (4.4), Stock up.
60. Atlanta Falcons – Zach Ertz TE Stanford
Ertz could go mid/late 1st round. At 6’6, 250lbs. he’s more of a pass catching TE but his blocking has improved. He’s a better all-around prospect than former teammate Colby Fleener. *Update: Not a great combine, was outshined by ND TE Tyler Eifert.
61. San Francisco 49ers – Quinton Patton WR LA Tech
Stock up, Round 2 probable. (6’2, 210) impressive Senior Bowl proved he belongs with the top 5 WR prospects.*Impressive combine, looks like round 2 lock.
62. Baltimore Ravens – Eric Reid FS LSU
A big hitting Free Safety at 6’2, 205.
63. Kansas City Chiefs – Aaron Dobson WR Marshall
Stock up, Round 2/3. A big (6’3, 200), polished route runner with plus deep speed. A future #1 WR option
64. Jacksonville Jaguars – Jordan Poyer CB Oregon St
A rising CB prospect that fills a need. (5’11, 180) also helps in the return game.
65. Detroit Lions – Terron Armstead OT Ark. Pine Bluff
*Stock up; great combine with fastest 40 yard time in Offensive lineman history. Extremely athletic, possible round 2 or 3 now. Best D1 AA prospect.
66. Oakland Raiders – Kyle Long OT/OG Oregon
Stock up (Room to grow/Howie Longs son). Long can play O-Tackle or Guard. *Good combine, showed his athleticism.
67. Philadelphia Eagles – Corey Lemonier DE/OLB Auburn
Stock up, Round 2 talent.
68. Cleveland Browns – Ryan Nassib QB Syracuse
(6’2, 220), Andy Dalton comparisons. Nassib could go as high as the Bills in round 1 or now round 2 or 3. Mixed reports from Senior Bowl, I’m not seeing any special tools and he just can’t throw the deep ball with accuracy. He has all the intangible tools you want in a QB, however the physical tools are lacking.
69. Arizona Cardinals – Robert Alford, CB Southeastern Louisiana
Stock up, Combine
70. Tennessee Titans – D.J. Swearinger FS South Carolina
Stock up (5’11, 210). Plays aggressive, big hitter with impressive all-around game tape. Early 2nd Round buzz.
71. Buffalo Bills – Khaseem Greene LB Rutgers
Stock up, could climb to the top of the 2nd round. An athletic former Safety, now a sideline to sideline LB. Seahawks showing interest.
72. New York Jets – Da’Rick Rogers WR Tennessee Tech
WR Rodgers started off at Tennessee; he was kicked off the team then transferred to Tech. (6’3, 205) Rodgers is a big physical WR with good speed. Upside, character concerns with round 2 talent. Compares favorably to Dez Bryant. *Stock up: Great combine
73. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Jordan Reed TE Florida
Stock up (Aaron Hernandez is training Reed). Former QB still learning the position, Aaron Hernandez comparisons are out there.*Combine: Stock down, checked in shorter and lighter
74. San Francisco 49ers (via Panthers) – Cobi Hamilton WR Arkansas
Round 2/3. (6’3, 200). Poor Combine.
75. New Orleans Saints – Akeem Spence DT Illinois
Stock up, solid Combine
76. San Diego Chargers – Will Davis CB Utah State
Stock up, underrated corner.
77. Miami Dolphins – Brandon Jenkins DE/OLB Florida St
A big time talent who drops coming off injury. Nice Upside
78. St. Louis Rams – Jamie Collins OLB Southern Miss
*Stock up: Elite Combine performance, showed explosion throughout the entire test.
79. Pittsburgh Steelers – Le'Veon Bell RB Michigan State
A big (6’2, 240) RB, more than just a power back with improved receiving skills out of the backfield. *Stock up: Great combine
80. Dallas Cowboys – Phillip Thomas FS Fresno St
80. Dallas Cowboys – Phillip Thomas FS Fresno St
Stock up, Round 2. Rising Safety prospect at a position of need.
81. New York Giants – Travis Frederick OG/C Wisconsin
His best position looks to be Guard even though he played Center in 2012. Wisconsin keeps pumping out O-Line prospects. A versatile (6’4, 310lbs) interior offensive lineman.
82. Miami Dolphins (via Bears) – Tyrann Mathieu CB LSU
82. Miami Dolphins (via Bears) – Tyrann Mathieu CB LSU
Stock up after impressive Combine, anywhere from round 2-5. Elite ball/return skills, 4.5 40 yard dash. Who will take a chance on him?
83. Minnesota Vikings – Michael Buchanan DE Illinois
84. Cincinnati Bengals – Vance McDonald TE Rice
*Stock up, move up to Round 2/3. Great Combine, Jason Witten comparisons.
85. Washington Redskins – Dallas Thomas OG/OT Tennessee
85. Washington Redskins – Dallas Thomas OG/OT Tennessee
Thomas looks like he will kick inside to Guard or RT (6’5, 305/Guard, RT)
86. Indianapolis Colts – David Bakhtiari OT/OG Colorado
Looks like he will move to Left Guard. *Stock up, Combine buzz, Round 2 or 3.
87. Seattle Seahawks – Zaviar Gooden OLB Missouri
*Stock way up, great Combine. Fastest 40 time for all linebackers.
88. Green Bay Packers – Marcus Lattimore, RB South Carolina
If not for injuries he would be a 1st round pick. Special talent, unfortunate injuries over the last two years have cost him. Could go as high as round 2. I’m a big fan. *Stock up: Sounds like his recovery is way ahead of schedule.
89. Houston Texans – William Gholston DE/DT Michigan St
89. Houston Texans – William Gholston DE/DT Michigan St
Better fit in the 3-4 D as 5 Technique.
90. Denver Broncos – J.J. Wilcox S Georgia Southern
Stock up, Round 2/3 buzz
91. New England Patriots – Brandon Williams DT Missouri Southern
Stock up, Round 2/3. The best D2 defensive talent.
92. Atlanta Falcons – D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston
If injury checks out, Top 100
93. San Francisco 49ers –Jordan Hill, DT Penn State
94. Baltimore Ravens – Stedman Bailey WR West Virginia
Stock up. A very fast (5’10, 190) slot receiver with great hands and big play ability.
95. Houston Texans (comp) Marc Anthony CB California
Round 3 or 4.
96. Kansas City Chiefs (comp) Jelani Jenkins OLB Florida
Stock up, great Combine
97. Tennessee Titans (comp) Marquise Goodwin WR Texas
Stock up, amazing speed. A true vertical threat who can play outside and in the slot. Has some Mike Wallace to his game. *Fastest 40 yard dash at the Combine
98. Jacksonville – TJ McDonald FS USC
Stock up, big/physical safety. Stock down: game tape. Needs to take better angles on WR/TE when playing centerfield.
99. Kansas City – Kevin Reddick ILB North Carolina
Stock up, weak ILB draft class could push him up boards
100. Oakland – Mike Glennon QB North Carolina St
Glennon (6’6, 205) is a pocket/vertical passing QB. If a team falls in love with his tools/upside and disregards his game tape/decision making, he could go in the top 10 come draft day. His decision making is the big question mark (as is his lack of pure athletic ability) and watching his game tape he is wildly inconsistent. The tools (as a vertical passing threat) are there to be a starter and you’re hearing Ryan Mallet as a comparison but with no off the field questions. *Update: Good Senior Bowl, powerful arm and good deep ball. Clearly needs to put on weight and find a weight room. *Combine: Average overall, did look good when he got in a rhythm during passing drills. Looks like he is destined for the 2nd/3rd round.
101. Philadelphia – Leon McFadden CB SD St.
102. Minnesota (via Lions)– Terry Hawthorne CB Illinois
Stock up, big physical corner.
103. Arizona – Sam Montgomery DE LSU
Stock down. Not as productive as you would think while playing on the most talented D-Line in College Football. LSU coaches are saying he doesn’t work hard, big red flag. *Admitted to gabling with teammates at LSU and not playing as hard vs. lesser competition. Unbelievable, someone needs to talk to this guy. Stock way down.
104. Cleveland – Markus Wheaton WR Oregon St
Combine: Stock up
105. Buffalo – Kwame Geathers DT Georgia
106. New York Jets – Christine Michael RB Texas A&M
*Stock up, great combine. Impressive speed, character concerns.
107. Tennessee – Gavin Escobar TE San Diego ST
Stock way up, Round 2 or 3
108. Carolina – Sean Porter OLB Texas A&M
Stock down. 4-3 OLB
109. New Orleans – Ricky Wagner OT Wisconsin
110. San Diego – Morgan Breslin DE USC
111. Miami – Oday Aboushi OT Virginia
Stock down as a Left Tackle after being pushed around at Senior Bowl. Will land at left guard/right tackle if he can’t play Left Tackle. Virginia has put out a lot of solid OL prospects.
112. Tampa Bay – Montee Ball RB Wisconsin
Stock down, round 2/3 (5’11, 215). Zone blocking RB.
113. St. Louis – Gerald Hodges OLB Penn State
114. Dallas – Tyler Bray QB Tennessee
Tools are there, maturity questions remain. *Stock up: great combine
115. Pittsburgh – Jon Bostic ILB Florida
*Stock up, great Combine. Faster than I expected
116. New York Giants – Brennan Williams OT North Carolina
Raw LT prospect, Upside pick
117. Chicago – Nickell Robey CB USC
Smaller CB, good slot corner.
118. Cincinnati – Tony Jefferson FS Oklahoma
In the box, big hitting safety
119. Washington – B.W. Webb CB William & Mary
Stock up, more CB help.
120. Minnesota – Mike Gillislee, RB Florida
Home run hitting RB/speed back
121. Indianapolis – Jonathan Franklin RB UCLA
*Stock up, very good Combine.
122. Green Bay – Sio Moore OLB Connecticut
Stock up, good Senior Bowl, Great Combine
123. Seattle –Alvin Bailey G Arkansas
Could go in the 2nd/3rd round
124. Houston – Everett Dawkins, DT Florida State
125. Denver – Brian Winters, OT/G Kent State
126. Tampa Bay – Bacarri Rambo FS Georgia
127. Atlanta – Ryan Swope WR Texas A&M
Stock up (6’1, 205). Great Combine, 2nd round buzz.
128. San Francisco - Travis Kelce TE Cincinnati
Stock up for play, Stock down for off the field issues. Scout called him a train wreck. He has round 1 talent.
129. Baltimore – Jackson Jeffcoat DE/OLB Texas
130. Baltimore (comp) Cornelius Washington DE/OLB Georgia
Stock up, great combine. Tape is not great but the talent is there.
131. San Francisco (comp) Denard Robinson WR/KR Michigan
Former QB, learning the WR position. Better combine than I expected, clearly putting in the work.
132. Detroit (comp) Kenny Stills WR Oklahoma
133. Atlanta (comp) Carrington Byndom CB Texas
134. Kansas City –Shamarko Thomas SS Syracuse
Stock up: Great Combine, physical freak. Big hitting safety in the mold of Bob Sanders. He’s overcome a lot in his personal life (lost both parents during college and now cares for his 5 siblings). Mature beyond his years, he’s going to be a success story in the NFL. *Move up
135. Jacksonville - Cyril Richardson G/OT Baylor
136. Philadelphia - Matt Scott QB Arizona
*Stock up. Interesting QB, who could be looked at as read option project QB.
137. Detroit - Dwayne Gratz CB Connecticut
Stock up, great combine.
138. Seattle (Oakland) – Jawan Jamison RB Rutgers
*Stock down: change of pace back. Poor combine
139. Cleveland - Zeke Motta FS Notre Dame
Stock down, speed questions
140. Arizona – David Quessenberry, OT/G/C San Jose State
Stock up, versatile/interior O-Line
141. New York Jets - Xavier Nixon, OT Florida
Raw but very talented O-Tackle prospect.
142. Tennessee – Joseph Randle RB Oklahoma State
Stock down (6’0, 200).
143. Buffalo –Devin Taylor DE South Carolina
Underrated DE, overshadowed by next year’s top pick J. Clowney. *Stock up, Combine
144. New Orleans - Chase Thomas OLB Stanford
Stock down, non-stop motor. Limited athletic ability but makes plays.
145. San Diego – Stepfan Taylor RB Stanford
Stock down after the Combine (5’9, 216).
146. Miami - Josh Boyd DT Mississippi State
147. Tampa Bay - Tharold Simon CB LSU
A big CB (6’3), mixed review from scouts.
148. Carolina - Josh Boyce WR TCU
149. St. Louis – Ryan Otten TE San Jose State
150. Pittsburgh –Kiko Alonso ILB Oregon
151. Dallas – Levine Toilolo TE Stanford
A giant TE and immediate red zone threat. (6’8,250)
152. New York Giants – Cory Grissom DT South Florida
South Florida is really sending some good prospects too the next level.
153. Chicago –Brian Schwenke C California
154. Washington – Adrian Bushell CB Louisville
155. Minnesota - A.J. Klein ILB Iowa State
156. Cincinnati - Hugh Thornton OG Illinois
157. San Francisco (Colts) - Wes Horton DE/OLB Southern California
158. Seattle - Chris Faulk OT LSU
159. Green Bay - Trevardo Williams OLB Connecticut
*Stock up, could go Round 2/3. Great Combine
160. Houston - Landry Jones QB Oklahoma
Stock down, awful Senior Bowl
161. Denver - Kenjon Barner RB Oregon
162. Washington (Patriots) - Duke Williams SS Nevada
163. Atlanta - Omoregie Uzzi OG Georgia Tech
164. San Francisco - Shawn Williams SS Georgia
165. Baltimore - John Simon DE/OLB Ohio St
166. Miami Dolphins (comp) Reid Fragel OT Ohio State
167. Green Bay Packers (comp) Khaled Holmes C USC
168. Baltimore Ravens (comp) Jordan Mills OT Louisiana Tech
169. Jacksonville Jaguars - Montori Hughes NT/DT Tennessee-Martin
170. Kansas City Chiefs - Zac Dysert QB Miami Ohio
Inconsistent QB who shows flashes, a team could take a chance on him in Round 3 or 4.
171. Detroit Lions - Andre Ellington RB Clemson
Explosive, speed back. Clemson continues to turn out RB’s.
172. Oakland Raiders - Malliciah Goodman DE/OLB Clemson
173. Cleveland Browns (via Philadelphia Eagles) - Nico Johnson ILB Alabama
174. Arizona Cardinals - Josh Evans FS Florida
Josh Evans was over shadowed by Matt Elam but he’s a very good FS prospect.
175. Cleveland Browns - Knile Davis RB Arkansas
*Stock up: Great combine, elite speed. Character/fumbling concerns. 1st round talent but a lot of issues.
176. Arizona Cardinals (via Vikings) (From Tennessee) - Bruce Taylor ILB Virginia Tech
177. Buffalo Bills - J.C. Tretter OG Cornell
178. New York Jets - Joseph Fauria TE UCLA
Huge TE at 6’7. Red zone threat with NFL bloodlines.
179. San Diego Chargers - Luke Marquardt OT Azusa Pacific
180. San Francisco 49ers (From Miami) - Dustin Hopkins K Florida State
181. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Alex Hurst OT LSU
182. Carolina Panthers - Brandon Bishop FS N.C State
183. New Orleans Saints - Sanders Commings CB Georgia
184. St. Louis Rams - Marquess Wilson WR Washington State
185. Dallas Cowboys - Lavar Edwards DE LSU
Stock up, good Combine
186. Pittsburgh Steelers - Robert Lester SS Alabama
Stock down, coverage concerns. Rookie wall concerns.
187. New York Giants - Brandon McGee CB Miami (Fla.)
Stock up, nice Combine. Great speed but undersized. I’m a fan.
188. Chicago Bears - Chris Gragg TE Arkansas
Stock up: Great combine, fastest 40. H-Back type.
189. Minnesota Vikings - Sean Renfree QB Duke
*Stock up, Lots of buzz as this year’s sleeper QB
190. Cincinnati Bengals - Braxton Cave C Notre Dame
191. Washington Redskins - Vince Williams ILB Florida State
192. Indianapolis Colts - DeVonte Holloman OLB South Carolina
193. Green Bay Packers - Travis Long OLB Washington State
194. Seattle Seahawks - Ace Sanders WR South Carolina
195. Houston Texans - Michael Williams TE Alabama
196. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Philadelphia Eagles) (From Denver) - Tavarres King WR Georgia
197. Cincinnati Bengals (From New England) - Kerwynn Williams RB Utah St
198. Atlanta Falcons - Michael Mauti OLB Penn State
Coming off injury, round 3-4 talent.
199. Baltimore Ravens (49ers-Boldin) - Jasper Collins WR Mount Union
Stock up. D3 standout.
200. Baltimore Ravens - Joe Kruger DE Utah
Stock up, solid combine. Brother is Ravens DE Paul Kruger
201. Houston Texans (comp) Lonnie Pryor FB Florida State
202. Tennessee Titans (comp) Jeff Baca OG/C UCLA
203. Baltimore Ravens (comp) Walter Stewart DE/OLB Cincinnati
Stewart is trying to overcome a spine issue which could end his career. If he checks out medically he is a top 50 prospect. Big “If” but you have to root for this guy
204. Kansas City Chiefs (comp) David Bass DE Missouri Western State
205. Oakland Raiders (comp) Micah Hyde CB Iowa
206. Pittsburgh Steelers (comp) Nick Kasa TE Colorado
207. Kansas City Chiefs - Steve Beauharnais ILB Rutgers
208. Jacksonville Jaguars - Miguel Maysonet RB Stony Brook
209. Oakland Raiders - Dion Sims TE Michigan State
More of a blocker than pass catcher at this stage.
210. Philadelphia Eagles - Earl Wolff SS North Carolina State
211. Detroit Lions - Earl Watford OG James Madison
212. Philadelphia Eagles (via Cleveland Browns) - Chris Harper WR Kansas State
213. Minnesota Vikings (via Arizona Cardinals) - Sam Brenner OG Utah
214. Seattle Seahawks (From Buffalo) - Jake Stoneburner TE Ohio State
215. New York Jets - Marcus Cromartie CB Wisconsin
216. Tennessee Titans - Brad Sorensen QB Southern Utah
Buzz as a sleeper QB prospect.
217. Miami Dolphins - Cooper Taylor SS Richmond
218. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Keith Pough OLB Howard
219. Oakland Raiders (From Carolina) - Terrence Brown CB Stanford
220. Seattle Seahawks (via Saints) - Quanterus Smith DE/OLB Western Kentucky
221. San Diego Chargers - Garrett Gilkey OG Chadron State
222. St. Louis Rams - Tobias Palmer WR NC State
223. Pittsburgh Steelers - Ty Powell, LB, Harding
224. Miami Dolphins (From Dallas) - Demetrius McCray CB Appalachian State
Round 4 or 5.
225. New York Giants - Ray Graham RB Pittsburgh
Solid #2 RB option at the next level.
226. New England Patriots (via Tampa Bay)(From Chicago) – Quanterus Smith OLB Western Kentucky
227. San Francisco 49ers (From Cincinnati) – Collin Klein QB Kansas State
Teams want him at TE, he wants to stay at QB
228. Washington Redskins – Gilbert Pena DT Mississippi
229. Minnesota Vikings - Conner Vernon WR Duke
Scouts love him, met with all 32 teams at the combine.
230. Indianapolis Colts - Theo Riddick RB Notre Dame
231. Minnesota Vikings (Seahawks-Harvin) – William Campbell DT Michigan
232. Green Bay Packers - Jordan Rodgers QB Vanderbilt
Aaron Rodgers younger brother
233. Houston Texans – Meshak Williams OLB Kansas State
234. Denver Broncos – Onterio McCalebb RB Auburn
235. New England Patriots - Lerentee McCray OLB Florida
236. Atlanta Falcons –Rod Sweeting CB Georgia Tech
237. San Francisco 49ers - Kapron Lewis-Moore DE Notre Dame
238. Baltimore Ravens – Rashard Hall FS Clemson
239. Philadelphia Eagles (comp) Emmett Cleary OT Boston College
240. Cincinnati Bengals (comp) Darius Smith DT Miami (FL)
241. Seattle Seahawks (comp) Rontez Miles FS California (PA)
242. Seattle Seahawks (comp) Aaron Mellette WR Elon
243. Atlanta Falcons (comp) Stansly Maponga DE TCU
244. Atlanta Falcons (comp) Caleb Sturgis K Florida
245. Detroit Lions (comp) John Wetzel RT Boston College
246. San Francisco 49ers (comp) Vinston Painter OG Virginia Tech
247. Baltimore Ravens (comp) Manase Foketi OT West Texas A&M
248. Tennessee Titans (comp) Alec Lemon WR Syracuse
249. Atlanta Falcons (comp) Aaron Hester CB UCLA
250. Miami Dolphins (comp) Braden Brown OT BYU
251. Cincinnati Bengals (comp) Mychal Rivera TE Tennessee
252. San Francisco 49ers (comp) Stacy McGee DT Oklahoma
253. New York Giants (comp) John Lotulelie OLB UNLV
254. Indianapolis Colts (comp) Ray Ray Armstrong SS Miami
*End Round 7*
*Best Available Players*
Uzoma Nwachukwu WR Texas A&M
Brandon Kaufman WR Eastern Washington
Rodney Smith WR Florida State
Josh Johnson CB Purdue
Greg Reid CB Valdosta State
Tanner Hawkinson OT Kansas
Mark Jackson OT Glenville State
Jordan Devey RT Memphis
Sam Brenner OG Utah
Eric Herman OG Ohio
Philip Lutzenkirchen TE Auburn
Zach Sudfeld TE Nevada
Stefphon Jefferson RB Nevada
Dennis Johnson RB Arkansas
Montel Harris RB Boston College
Spencer Ware RB LSU
Brandon Sharpe OLB Syracuse
Quinton Dial DE Alabama
Bradley McDougald FS Kansas
Daimion Stafford S Nebraska
Kenny Tate OLB/S Maryland
Dalton Freeman C Clemson
Kyle Juszczyk FB Harvard
Keenan Davis WR Iowa
Justice Cunningham TE South Carolina
Brad Wing P LSU