Prospect Preview: 2020 Offensive Tackles

The term “franchise left tackle” is starting to become a little outdated with the current direction of the NFL. There is an emphasis on interior pressure and the guard position is gaining more and more importance. Additionally, now that there are so many good pass rushers in the league the right tackle has become just as important as the left tackle. For instance, Von Miller typically lines up on the right side of the line and will be a first ballot Hall of Famer. 

Last year’s group of tackles was pretty weak outside of Jonah Williams if you ask me. Willams went 11th overall and got hurt already, so we won’t see him this season. Andre Dillard was drafted in the first round but should sit his first season in Philadelphia. I actually like Juwaan Taylor and Cody Ford more than Dillard who were both drafted in the second round by the Jaguars and Bills. Don’t even get me started on the huge reach made by Houston taking Tytus Howard in the first round. 

I say all of that because offense tackles see a similar “draft inflation” that quarterbacks do. They will get drafted higher than they should because of perceived positional value. The 2020 class has some hope to be better than 2019 but a lot of underclassmen will have to declare in order for that to truly happen. 

As always any comments or questions hit me up on Twitter @DanteCollinelli

 

Number One: 

Andrew Thomas, Junior, Georgia 

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Thomas is just soooooo smooth in everything that he does. His kick slide is quick and with no wasted movement. On almost all of his pass reps, he is waiting for the defender to arrive with his base already set in order to absorb contact. He did a nice job of pushing defenders around the outside of the pocket allowing for his quarterback to step up and make throws in the pocket. In the running game, I thought Thomas did a good job collapsing the line of scrimmage creating some good outside rushing lanes. He showed an ability to seal off defenders in the hole allowing for running lanes right off of his hip. There is a good example of him doing that against Alabama in the thread below. My concerns with Thomas center around how he handles inside moves because that’s the only time you see him get beat. He just needs to clean up his hand usage in those situations, and he should be just fine. Thomas as the athletic profile that teams are looking for at the tackle position which will help him greatly if he decides to declare this year. 

Number Two: 

Tristian Wirfs, Junior, Iowa 

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Honestly, I could have switched Thomas and Wirfs on this list and still felt good about it, he’s that good. Something that stuck out to me with Wirfs is how hot his motor runs on every play. I saw him run down defenders off of an interception and saw him always looking for work when left without anyone to block. Wirfs does a great job mirroring defenders when pass blocking using quick feet and smooth hips. He has powerful hands that he uses to stun defenders in their tracks before they can even get into their first pass rush move. As a run blocker, there are plenty of reps where Wirfs finishes his defender into the ground or pushes them five yards up the field. The reason I put Wirfs second and not first is that I think Wirfs is just slightly less athletic than Thomas at this stage. There is an entire season of tape to be seen still, so I wouldn’t be surprised if Wirfs finishes as OT 1 due to his technical prowess in all facets of the game.

Number Three: 

Trey Adams, Senior, Washington 

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Trey Adams makes his second straight appearance on a prospect preview list. He was my number two tackle going into the 2019 draft season, but he suffered an injury and missed a good chunk of the season. He returned and played in the Pac-12 championship game as well as the Bowl game against Ohio State. He looked like he was back to his pre-injury self in those games, so I’m excited to see what he does this year. I thought Adams did a good job using his length to keep defenders off of his chest creating some separation. Adams has really good recovery speed when he gets beat off the edge. It doesn’t happen a whole lot, however, he’s great at using his recovery speed to guide defenders way outside the pocket. In the running game, I saw him use leverage and leg drive in order to create displacement at the line of scrimmage. If Adams can continue to improve this season and stay healthy he will be in the first round conversation come draft time. 

 

Number Four: 

Alaric Jackson, Junior, Iowa 

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Not gonna lie to you all this is where the drop off point for me is in the tackles I’ve seen so far. For the first three players, I saw paths for them to be first round picks but from here on out I am a lot more skeptical. Jackson has plenty of good traits as the starting left tackle for the Hawkeyes. I think he has good natural length and does a good job of using it to keep defenders at bay. I thought he did a solid job of handling multiple pass rush moves when the defender was able to string them together. Jackson was effective when asked to seal block on the outside creating some good running lanes. Something negative that popped out on tape for me was that Jackson seemed to end up on the ground too often for me. In the running game, especially, I saw too many reps where defenders would just swim move him to the ground and then disrupt the play. I saw a couple of reps where he fired out in the run game and barely made contact with anyone at all. To be fair, I did watch him right after I watched Wirfs and the difference in the physicality they play with is startling. I don’t wanna sound too down on Jackson because he does plenty of things that I like but he’s a couple of steps behind his teammate at this stage in the process. 

 

Number Five: 

Calvin Throckmorton, Senior, Oregon

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Here we have yet another Oregon offensive lineman making it into my top 5. Throckmorton is a weird player to watch on tape because he will move around the Oregon offensive line during the course of one drive. Throckmorton logs most of his reps at right tackle but played a couple of games at right guard. Ironically, I actually think Throckmorton’s tape at right tackle is much better than his tape at guard. Throckmorton did a good job using his length and natural play strength to move guys in the running game. As a pass blocker, I thought Throckmorton did a good job getting to his spots and using his hands to stun defenders. I thought Throckmorton lacked athletic ability on tape. He wasn’t asked to pull out in front of a lot of runs and didn’t look overly smooth when out in space. Throckmorton’s versatility makes him a relatively safe prospect to project to the NFL level. 

 

Numbers 6-10:  

Number 6: Prince Tega-Wanogho, Senior, Auburn 

Number 7: Lucas Niang, Senior, TCU

Number 8: Walker Little, Junior, Stanford 

Number 9: Trey Smith, Junior, Tennessee

Number 10: Brady Ailleo, Senior, Oregon  

 

Players I need to Watch still: 

Number 1: Mekhi Becton, Junior, Louisville

Number 2: Austin Jackson, Junior, USC

Number 3: Drew Richmond, RS Junior, Tennessee

Prospect Preview: 2020 Interior Offensive Linemen

For a long time, the interior of the O-line was a position that was neglected by a lot of NFL teams in the draft. Recently, however, we have seen an uptick of interior O-lineman being taken in the first round of the draft. In 2018 we saw four interior linemen go in the first 35 picks of the draft including three first rounders. Quenton Nelson went 6th to the Colts, Billy Price went 20th to the Bengals, Frank Ragnow went 21st to the Lions, and Will Hernandez went 34th to the Giants. In 2019, we saw Chris Lindstrom get taken 14th overall by the Atlanta Falcons. 

I remind you all of this because the interior of the offensive line is just as important as the offensive tackles. These are the people who need to block the likes of Aaron Donald, Chris Jones, and Geno Atkins. 

Sometimes I like to divide centers from guards but the positions are becoming more and more blurred with so many players being able to play both guard spots and center. This year’s class has some really intriguing interior players so let’s get to it. 

As always any comments and questions feel free to reach out on Twitter @DanteCollinelli

 

Number One: 

Tyler Biadasz, Junior, Wisconsin 

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Wisconsin just seems to have an assembly line of NFL offensive lineman every single season. Last year Biadasz was one of four Wisconsin O-linemen who could have entered the 2019 draft, but he chose to go back to school for his Junior season. Due to his movement skills, elite anchor, and fantastic mirroring skills Biadasz was a top 25 player for me until he made the choice to go back to school. I found out, on Twitter, recently that the NFL draft decision committee gave Biadasz a “Return to School” grade, which is outrageous. I don’t think they saw the same tape that I did because he would have been a  first-round pick last year. Biadasz uses leverage and leg drive to be a people mover in the run game and does a great job pulling out into space to be the lead blocker on running plays. I’m interested to see how Biadasz handles having so many new offensive linemen around him this season. Continuity is big deal for a lineman, so Biadasz will have a lot of adapting to do this season. 

 

Number Two: 

Creed Humphrey, RS Sophomore, Oklahoma 

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Oklahoma had one of the best offenses in the entire country which had plenty to do with their talent at all the skill positions but their offensive line didn’t get enough credit. Dru Samia, Ben Powers, and Bobby Evans were all drafted in 2019. With that said, Humphrey might be the best of the group. He does a great job moving to the second level and finishing linebackers while having a great anchor in the passing game. He does a great job sliding his feet and looking to help out his fellow guards with the more troublesome interior defenders. Humphrey is inexperienced so he could use some more work identifying twists and stunts up front. He’s a prospect that I will be looking for to take a huge jump in play this season despite having a lot of new faces around him. All of the physical tools are there for him to be a first-round pick, so if he continues to build on a strong freshman season look for Humphrey to shoot up boards around draft season. 

 

Number Three: 

Shane Lemieux, Senior, Oregon

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The Oregon offensive line has 5 players that will at least get a look from NFL teams, and two of them will appear on this list (Spoiler Alert). Lemieux is up first for me, and I know that may be an unpopular opinion. Lemieux comes in third for me because I just love his style of play up front. I’m a sucker for guards that are absolute bulldogs in the run game and have that killer mentality up front. Will Hernandez ended up being a top 20 player for me in 2018, and I see a lot of the same style when it comes to Lemieux. The senior guard does a great job using leverage, hand usage, and leg drive to move people in the running game. I saw him finish so many people into the ground on tape which really gets my blood pumping. In the passing game, I think Lemieux has a good enough anchor to hold up against some of the bigger DTs in the NFL. Lemieux struggles a bit in space and isn’t a great climber to the second level which limits his upside a good bit. If Lemieux can improve his pass blocking technique and prove to be a better player in space then he can be the first true “guard” off the board in April. 

 

Number Four: 

Jake Hanson, Senior, Oregon

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Here is the other Oregon player that I promised to be on the list. Hanson is widely considered to be the best of the Oregon offensive lineman by the draft community, and I like him a good bit. If Lemieux is considered to be the hammer of the Oregon line then I would call Hanson the scalpel. He’s a great mover in space and looks to have some great burst out of his stance when asked to be the lead blocker on outside concepts. Hanson has good technique in the passing game using his powerful hands to stun defenders in there tracks while using his anchor to just absorb power rushers. I wish Hanson took a little more after Lemieux when it comes to the running game. He’s not bad in the running game by any extent, but I just wish he finished guys a little more often instead of just riding them. Hanson has the highest ceiling of the Oregon O-line, so I’m excited to see what he does this season in order to build on an already strong resume. 

 

Number Five: 

Matt Hennessey, Senior, Temple 

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Y’all thought I wasn’t gonna be a homer at least once on these prospect previews? While there may be some prospects from more prestigious schools Hennessey provides a certain level of safety as a prospect that others don’t. If you follow Pro Football Focus on Twitter then you have probably seen that Hennessey grades out pretty well in almost every category. On tape, I saw a smart player who used angles and leverage to create running lanes for his backs. He knew when to disengage and get to the second level in order to seal off linebackers. I thought he did a good job at handling twists and stunts up front. In the passing game, I liked Hennesey’s anchor and ability to always get the job done. Hennessey is a little limited as an athlete and didn’t show the greatest burst or movement skills in space. Outside of that, it is quite hard to find a real weakness in Hennessey’s game because he is just so solid. Temple will be in a different offensive scheme this season, so I’m excited to see if Hennessey can continue to be such a solid blocker in the middle of the line.

 

Numbers 6-13

Number 6: Alex Leatherwood, Junior, Alabama

Number 7: Ben Bredson, Senior, Michigan

Number 8: Nick Harris, Senior, Washington

Number 9: Tommy Kreamer, Senior, Notre Dame

Number 10: Darryl Williams, Senior, Mississippi State

Number 11: Tremayne Anchrum, Senior, Clemson

Number 12: John Simpson, Senior, Clemson

Number 13: Logan Stenburgh, Senior, Kentucky

 

Players I need to watch still:

Number 1: Cohl Cabral, Senior, Arizona State

Number 2: Zach Shackleford, Senior, Texas

Number 3: Josh Knipel, Senior, Iowa State

Number 4: Kenny Cooper, Senior, Georgia Tech

Number 5: Joe Runyan, Fifth Year Senior, Michigan

Prospect Preview: 2020 Tight Ends

The tight end position has undergone a renaissance of the sort in the modern day NFL. Back in the early days, the tight end was just an extra blocker on the end of the line. Now, they are often times asked to do more receiving then actual blocking. 

Last years tight end class featured two first-round picks both of which finished draft season as top 10 overall prospects on my board. Outside of Noah Fant and TJ Hockenson, the rest of the 2019 class was considered to be deep and versatile. Sadly, after previewing the 2020 tight end class I am less than impressed. Don’t let that get your hopes down though because we still have the entire 2019 college football season before we can be certain about this classes talent level. 

Let’s jump into in my preseason tight end rankings for the 2020 draft class. As always if you have any comments or questions hit me up on Twitter @DanteCollinelli

 

Number One: 

Brycen Hopkins, Fifth Year Senior, Purdue 

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This is by far the hottest take so far in my “prospect preview series”. Hopkins is a relatively unknown prospect with very little recognition outside of the dire hard draft community. I was skeptical of Hopkins at first, but man he won me over with his fluidity and well-rounded game. Most of the tight ends in this class are much more receiver types than blocking types, and Hopkins was by far the smoothest of them all. His ability to flip his hips quickly and snap off routes separates him from the pack. Hopkins is able to do damage after the catch because it usually takes a couple of defenders to bring him down. My only concern with Hopkins is his usage in the Purdue offense. Most of his catches and targets are designed by the offense rather than him uncovering against man coverage. There is a play in the thread below that shows Hopkins getting open against man coverage, so I have some hope for him to improve in that category this year. If he continues to expand his game and gets some more production this season Hopkins could become a household name once the draft rolls around. 

Number Two: 

Grant Calcaterra, Junior, Oklahoma

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Remember when I mentioned that most tight ends in this class are more receivers than blockers? Yea so, Calcaterra is basically just a big wide receiver in the Oklahoma offense. He lines up in the slot and on the outside making him a true mismatch weapon for the Sooners. He’s got way to much speed and athleticism for linebackers to hang with him and he’s big enough to give a lot of safeties problems. Calcaterra has exceptional ball skills which are displayed nicely on the thread below. He wins at the catch point while using his body to box out smaller receivers. It is always good to see a big guy who knows he is big and how to use it. I know the NFL is moving toward tight ends who are purely receivers, but some teams will get turned off by Calcaterra’s inability to be an effective blocker. It wouldn’t surprise me if some teams or draft analyst end up grading him as a wide receiver. I’ll end on a positive note though, Calcaterra is much quicker and fluid than I expected which points to a high ceiling as a route runner.  

Number Three: 

Colby Parkinson, Junior, Stanford 

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Mr. Parkinson is massive! He is 6’7 and he uses every bit of that frame for the Stanford Cardinal. Parkinson is an elite redzone threat with his ability to box out defenders and bully them at the catch point. I was expecting Parkinson to be a stiff player because if his massive size, but yet again, I was wrong. Parkinson moves quite well for someone who is 6’7 both vertically and horizontally. Like Calcaterra, Parkinson is essentially just a gigantic extra wide receiver for the Cardinal offering very little as a blocker. Parkinson has yet to be the “starting” tight end for Stanford so it will be interesting to see how he handles being a volume pass-catcher this season. Parkinson does a great job working the seams and sidelines with go routes and fades, but I would love to see his route tree expand a little bit this season. Again, because Parkinson lacks true blocking ability that may turn some teams off from him. Parkinson screams potential, and I can’t wait to see what he does in 2019. 

Number Four: 

Hunter Bryant, Junior, Washington

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Okay so of all the tight ends that made my top five Bryant is by far the purest receiver. Occasionally you will see Parkinson or Calcaterra attempt to stay in and block but Bryant is 100% a receiver. He’s got an excellent athletic profile especially if you classify him as a tight end as Washington does. I would highly recommend going to YouTube and watching his highlight videos because there are some truly fantastic acrobatic catches on there. He’s a matchup nightmare and a legit threat after the catch. Not to beat a dead horse, but again tight ends who can’t block won’t be every team’s cup of tea. Another concern with Bryant is his availability on game days. Bryant has been banged up throughout his career and Washington has him listed at 6’2 and 240 which is smalllllllllll for a tight end. Teams usually like to inflate numbers so that means he may even be shorter and skinnier than what they have him listed. Bryant is due for a breakout season and will have better quarterback play with Jacob Eason becoming the starter instead of Jake Browning. He strikes me as the type of player who wows teams at the combine and shoots up draft boards late in the process. 

 

Number Five: 

Micthell Wilcox, Senior, South Florida 

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I’m very familiar with Mitchell Wilcox as a draft prospect already despite it being so early in the process. He’s a player I got to scout live last season when South Florida visited Temple, and I watched some tape on him for last years draft because there were some rumblings he would declare with the 2019 class. Number one thing that sticks out with Wilcox is his mindset. This man hustles and puts effort into every play whether he is blocking or running routes. He’s one of the toughest prospects I have scouted so far. He works the middle of the field with no fear of taking big hits from safeties and linebackers alike. I saw him haul in some truly impressive catches while getting hammered over the middle. Wilcox is the only tight end on this list who I think has a chance to be a combo tight end. That means he can block and be a receiver. He’s not a great blocker by any stretch of the imagination but there are some good reps on his tape as both a run blocker and pass blocker. Wilcox doesn’t project as a great athlete which why he falls down to number 5 for me. He doesn’t appear to be explosive or very quick on tape which limits his upside a bit. Wilcox is a solid tight end prospect with a somewhat well-rounded game that I think is worth keeping an eye on. 

 

Numbers 6-12: 

 

Number 6: Jared Pinckney, RS Senior, Vanderbilt 

Number 7: Jacob Breeland, Senior, Oregon 

Number 8: Albert Okwuegbunam, RS Junior, Missouri 

Number 9: Harrison Byrant, Senior, FAU

Number 10: Luke Farrell, Junior, Ohio State 

Number 11: Kenny Yeboah, RS Junior, Temple 

Number 12: Brandon Fritts, Senior, North Carolina 

 

Players I need to watch still: 

 

Number 1: Chase Allen, RS Junior, Iowa State 

Number 2: Sean Mckeon, Senior, Michigan 

Number 3: Matt Bushman, Junior, BYU

Number 4: Jared Rice, Senior, Fresno State,

Prospect Preview: 2020 Running Backs

Scouting and ranking running backs is something that I struggle with almost every draft season. There is a huge debate about whether or not the position is even valuable anymore. If you ask some of the people who focus only on the analytics they will tell you that running ball is futile unless you score a touchdown every time. I don’t agree with those numbers or theories because I think a good running game makes everything easier on offense and that’s valuable to me.

Not only do I have to deal with the question “How valuable are running backs in today’s NFL?”, but I also must ask the question “Which style of running back is most valuable in today’s NFL?”. That is where I start to fight with myself while making rankings which is why this article is slightly late. It’s a lot like picking ice cream because there are so many different “flavors” of running backs. You have pure speed backs, receiving backs, one-cut backs, and power backs. You have shifty backs, stiff backs, and a lot of players who are somewhere in between. Figuring out which style a running back is and if it’s valuable or not is a long process.

The 2020 class is filled with high upside talent at the running back position after what I would consider to be a down year in 2019. I scouted 13 players for this summer preview and have 4 left over that I either didn’t get to or didn’t find enough tape on to feel good about ranking them. Full disclosure, I generally like all 13 running backs that I have ranked, so if you feel like your favorite guy is too far down the list just remember I don’t think they are bad. It’s a stacked class so some talented backs are further down the list.

As always if you have any comments or suggestions on some players I am missing feel free to hit me up on Twitter @DanteCollinelli.

 

Number One:

D’andre Swift, Junior, Georgia

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During last season’s SEC championship game I tweeted out that I wish Swift was draft eligible for 2019 because he would have been RB 1 for me. Well, that was before I put Swift’s tape under the microscope and oh boy I was impressed when I finally did. The two best words to describe Swift are dynamic and versatile. His ability to make people miss in the open field and in tight quarters is intoxicating to watch. He’s versatile as a runner because he poesses quickness, power, and long speed all bundled together. Swift will use them all on runs sometimes and it just makes you think “What can’t this guy do?. His ability to be a legit receiver out of the backfield adds another layer to his versatility. I struggled to find things that I think Swift is “bad” at. Is he better at some things than others? Yes. Does he have any glaring weaknesses though? I honestly don’t think that he does. Remember how I was talking about ice cream earlier? Well, Swift is if all the flavors were combined and it still tasted good. He’s truly a unique player, and I can’t wait to watch him more this season. 

Number Two:

Travis Etienne, Junior, Clemson  

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Etienne is known for his world-class long speed that he used it to burn defenders during the entire 2018 season. People, the young man can scoot! Etienne might end up being the fastest running back that I’ve scouted in my young career. He breaks down the angles of would-be tacklers so easily and it’s a pleasure to watch. In scouting, we talk about running backs having a “third gear” which refers to there max speed. Etienne is one of the few guys who has a “fourth gear” that he can get to. What makes his speed so effective is the great acceleration he has when hitting the hole. In short, it doesn’t take him very long to hit that “fourth gear” he’s so blessed with. Etienne surprised me with how good his contact balance is and how often he would break tackles in the weeds of the defense. He played with more power and urgency than some of the bigger running backs in this class. My only real complaints with Etienne are that he doesn’t have great usage in the passing game, and I wish he had a little more “shake” in his game. Etienne is a true homerun hitter which is where the NFL is trending at the running back position.

Number Three:

Jonathan Taylor, Junior, Wisconsin

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It feels like I’ve been watching Jonathan Taylor forever at the University of Wisconsin, but he’s just a junior. Taylor has spent the last two seasons making up about 85% of Wisconsin’s offense since they are allergic to good quarterback play. Taylor’s best trait is the way he blends both speed and power. Taylor does a great a job hammering away at the defense picking up 5-7 yards every play by running between the tackles. What surprised me was how many times he used his long speed to break away from defenders and create long touchdown runs. I was worried that Taylor would be a little one-dimensional, however, I could not have been more wrong. He even showed that he could run out of the shotgun later in the season when they switched quarterbacks (See Miami game). The two things I worry about with Taylor is milage and strength of his offensive line. Taylor is used as a workhorse for Wisconsin, so it’s hard not to wonder if he has used up some of his prime years already. Wisconsin’s offense line produces NFL talent every single season, and on tape, you can see them making Taylor’s job quite easy. The question for Taylor will be: Can he create for himself when things breakdown?

Number Four:

Ke’Shawn Vaughn, RS Senior, Vanderbilt

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Vaughn was an unknown to me heading into this scouting series. Despite seeing some things on Twitter about him, I was in the dark for the most part. Vaughn’s ability to break big-time runs jumped out to me right away. I encourage you to go watch his performance against Baylor in last years bowl game. He broke a couple of long touchdowns in that game all of which showed his amazing burst and long speed. Vaughn displayed some pretty nice contact balance allowing him to pick up a lot of extra yards after initial contact. He did a great job staying patient allowing his blockers to set up in front of him too. Vaughn carries enough shake in his game to make people miss in the open field, but he prefers to run them over most of the time. Vaughn is one of the few senior running backs in this class with some national media attention, so he’s got a unique opportunity to make himself the best running back of the senior class. However, he needs to get more involved in the passing game and be a little more decisive at the mesh point before he can claim that crown.

 

Number Five:

Zach Moss, Senior, Utah

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Moss is the other senior running back who has an early chance to be the best of the 4-year players. Like Vaughn, Moss wasn’t on my radar until I started working on this summer scouting series. I love running backs who hit the hole hard and Moss does that all the time so he quickly moved up my rankings. I thought his speed at the second level was great and pointed to him being a homerun hitter. If you haven’t noticed, that has been a common theme with all of these running backs so far. Moss posses solid contact balance and always fell forward for extra yardage which is another trait that I love to see in my running backs. One of the most frustrating things about Moss’s tape is that Utah lined him up as a wide receiver often but never threw him the ball. He would line up wide and in the slot only to be used as a decoy or as a blocker. When given a chance he looked natural catching the ball, but I need to see more of it. I have some questions about his vision as well. He can sometimes just miss holes entirely or just not wait long enough for them to open up. If Moss can make his vision more consistent and continue to be explosive he will shoot up boards during draft season when everyone catches on.

 

Numbers 6-13

 

Number 6: AJ Dillion, Junior, Boston College

Number 7: JK Dobbins, Junior, Ohio State

Number 8: Anthony Mcfarland, RS Sophomore, Maryland

Number 9: Reggie Corbin, Junior, Illinois

Number 10: Najee Harris, Junior, Alabama

Number 11: Eno Benjamin, Junior, Arizona State  

Number 12: Cam Akers, Junior, Florida State

Number 13: Kylin Hill, Junior, Mississippi State

 

Players I still have to watch/ need more tape on

 

Number 1: JJ Taylor, RS Junior, Arizona

Number 2: Darryton Evans, Junior, Appalachian State

Number 3: Greg Mccare, Junior, Central Florida

Number 4: Micheal Warren II, Junior, Cincinnati

Grading Every First Round Pick in the 2019 Draft

The first round of the NFL draft is one of the most exciting days of the entire year, and is a culmination of hundreds of hours of work for a lot of people who work in the industry. I have graded every single pick of the first round for your viewing pleasure. I tried to keep the explanations short and sweet covering everything from value, need, and overall skill set of the player. The grades are between A+ and F- (Yes, that’s a thing when Dave Gettleman is picking players) but it is important to remember that these are knee jerk reactions. Things will change when teams make more picks to fill their other holes on the roster.

On Sunday, I’ll have another article out grading every team’s full draft class so keep an eye out for that. As always direct all of your hate and questions to @DanteCollinelli on twitter I’m always down to talk football.

 

RD 1 Pick 1: Arizona Cardinals

Selection: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

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Grade: B+

To the surprise of nobody, Murray goes number 1 overall to the Cardinals. Murray fits Kingsbury’s scheme to perfection and will give the Cardinals one of the most exciting players in the entire league. Murray wasn’t my QB 1 and I’m worried about how prepared he is to make NFL level throws on a consistent basis. Murray will be one of the most interesting players to watch this upcoming season. I’m not worried about Murray’s weight or height at the next level at all. I think he does a good job of protecting himself when running down the field. 

 

RD 1 Pick 2: San Francisco 49ers

Selection: Nick Bosa, Edge, Ohio State

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Nick Bosa

Grade: A+

Nick Bosa is the unquestioned best player in this entire draft class. His football IQ, technique, speed, and power make for an elite edge rushing prospect that fills the 49ers biggest need. Bosa will join Deforrest Buckner and Eric Armstead on the 49ers defensive line, making for an elite pass rush combination. Bosa does have some injury concerns throughout his career so it’s something to keep an eye on going forward. 

 

RD 1 Pick 3: New York Jets

Selection: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama

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Grade: A

The Jets took advantage of the Cardinals’ selection of Kyler Murray, allowing them to take the second best player in the draft at pick 3. While he doesn’t fill a need on the team, Williams provides the Jets with an elite interior pass rusher that isn’t currently on the roster. Williams is one of the youngest players in the draft and will only get better from this point going forward. He can play in any scheme so the Jets will find a way to get him on the field for the majority of their snaps.

 

RD 1 Pick 4: Oakland Raiders

Selection: Clelin Ferrell, Edge, Clemson

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Grade: B

The Raiders make the first surprise pick of the draft by selecting Ferrell at number 4 overall. Ferrell is a high floor player with refined hand technique and power in his base. He fills the Raiders biggest need after trading away Khalil Mack last season. However, this is a reach to be selecting a player like Ferrell with Devin White, Ed Oliver, and Josh Allen still on the board. Ferrell will be a productive player for the Raiders for years to come, but his low ceiling will keep him from being a true elite talent. 

 

RD 1 Pick 5: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Selection: Devin White, LB, LSU

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Grade: A+

Tampa Bay fills their biggest need after the Raiders make a surprising pick at number 4. White is the fastest linebacker I’ve ever scouted and will bring a new element of speed and tenacity to the Buccaneers defense. He’s an elite playmaker and will cause multiple turnovers a season. His mindset is contagious to the people around him, making everyone on the field meaner and better. This is as good as it gets for Tampa Bay.

 

RD 1 Pick 6: New York Giants

Selection: Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

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Daniel Jones

Grade: D

The Giants’ selection of Daniel Jones is one of the biggest reaches for a quarterback in recent memory. Jones has a great football pedigree and has a lot of similarities to Giants’ current quarterback Eli Manning which is probably why they took him. Jones is limited as a passer down the field and doesn’t have the needed football IQ to succeed early in the league, so I think he will sit behind Eli Manning for at least one season. Jones has a long way to go before he can be a quality starting quarterback at the next level. Even then I think he lacks the ceiling to be anything more than Ryan Tannehill. 

 

RD 1 Pick 7: Jacksonville Jaguars

Selection: Josh Allen, Edge, Kentucky

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Josh Allen

Grade: B

Josh Allen doesn’t fill a need for the Jaguars right away, but he is arguably the best player left on the board due to the Giants and Raiders making reaches. Allen improved mightily in his senior season with his hands and overall technique. He’s a pure speed rushed off the edge with great movement skills in space, allowing him to play in coverage, as well as rush the passer. The Jaguars now have one of the fiercest pass rushes in the entire league.

 

RD 1 Pick 8: Detroit Lions

Selection: TJ Hockenson, TE, Iowa

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TJ Hockenson

Grade: A+

TJ Hockenson is the best tight end that I have scouted in the last 3 years. He is a proficient pass catcher and an extremely good blocker in the run game. His versatility will give the Lions a dynamic chess piece that they can move around the formation. Hockenson will give quarterback Matthew Stafford a reliable target in the middle of the field and in the redzone. Hockenson will also make it easier for the Lions to run the football because of his blocking prowess.

 

RD 1 Pick 9: Buffalo Bills

Selection: Ed Oliver, DT, Houston

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Ed Oliver

Grade: A+

The Bills get a gift at number 9 with Ed Oliver falling down the board. Buffalo fills one of their biggest needs with one of the elite players of the draft. Oliver fits the Bills’ scheme perfectly and will provide them with a great penetrator and run stopper. Oliver may be undersized, but his speed, quickness, and power make up for his lack of size in spades. Oliver should be used better in Buffalo than he was at Houston, which should make him more productive in the NFL.

 

RD 1 Pick 10: Pittsburgh Steelers (via Denver Broncos)

Selection: Devin Bush, LB, Michigan

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Devin Bush

Grade: A+

The Steelers trade up 10 spots with the Denver Broncos in order to fill the biggest need on their team with the selection of Devin Bush. Bush is a fast, hard-hitting linebacker, who will change the tone of the Steelers defense for years to come. The Steelers only gave up pick number 52 in order to move up for this selection, which is a good value. Bush should be a productive first-year starter in the middle of the Steelers’ defense.  

 

RD 1 Pick 11: Cincinnati Bengals

Selection: Jonah Williams, OT/IOL, Alabama

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Jonah Williams

Grade: A-

Jonah Williams is the most versatile offensive lineman in this draft class. He can play all 5 starting positions on the offensive line, including left tackle. He is a people mover in the run game and a smooth pass protector. He instantly upgrades the Bengals’ porous offensive line from last season. Some fans might’ve wanted a quarterback to be the pick here, but Williams fills a need at a good value.

 

RD 1 Pick 12: Green Bay Packers

Selection: Rashan Gary, Edge, Michigan

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Rashan Gary

Grade: C+

The Green Bay Packers take a huge risk by selecting Rashan Gary at pick 12. Gary lacked production at Michigan, despite having an elite athletic profile. Gary was misused at Michigan by playing out on the edge and could be better used on the interior of the defensive line. Green Bay spent a lot of money on the edge position in free agency so Gary wasn’t a need this early in the first round. The Packers will have to bet on his athletic upside and that his best football is in front of him. Gary also had plenty of injuries throughout his career that kept him off the field often at Michigan. 

 

RD 1 Pick 13: Miami Dolphins

Selection: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson

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Grade: B+

The Miami Dolphins have a barren defensive line with little to no talent. Christian Wilkins adds a high character and high-quality player to that group. He is an impressive penetrator in the passing game and stout run defender. Wilkins fits the prototype that the Dolphins’ general manager Chris Grier talked about all offseason. Wilkins will be a productive player for a long time and give the Dolphins some needed punch on the defensive side of the football. 

 

RD 1 Pick 14: Atlanta Falcons

Selection: Chris Lindstrom, IOL, Boston College

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Chris Lindstrom

Grade: B-

The Falcons make a surprise pick by reaching for Chris Lindstrom here at number 14. While Lindstrom is a good guard prospect, the Falcons passed on bigger needs and better players. Lindstrom will provide them with a steady presence up front for the next 10-12 years. Lindstrom will have to prove that he can be a consistent pass blocker at the next level to reach his ceiling because he wasn’t tasked with doing that often at Boston College. 

 

RD 1 Pick 15: Washington Redskins

Selection: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

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Dwayne Haskins

Grade: B+

The Redskins get my number 1 overall quarterback without having to trade up into the top 10. Haskins should come in and be the day 1 starter for the Redskins in 2019. He will excel in their short passing heavy offense with his short to intermediate accuracy. Haskins is still a very young player and has tremendous upside. His football IQ will allow him to have a productive rookie season. The Redskins would be wise to surround him with some more weapons with their other picks. 

 

RD 1 Pick 16: Carolina Panthers

Selection: Brian Burns, Edge, Florida State

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Brian Burns

Grade: B

 

Brian Burns might be the best pure pass rusher in the draft class. He possesses elite speed and the ability to bend the edge quicker than anyone else. He fills arguably the biggest need for the Panthers early in round 1. He will need to put on a little bit of weight on his frame in order to be more effective against the run at the NFL level. His immediate impact should help the Panthers compete in a pass-heavy division with Drew Brees, Jamies Winston, and Matt Ryan. 

 

RD 1 Pick 17: New York Giants

Selection: Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson

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Dexter Lawrence

Grade: C-

Lawrence is a huge reach at number 17 for the Giants. He doesn’t fill one of their bigger needs and isn’t a top 20 player in this class. His role as a pure run-stopping player is no longer highly valued in the NFL. The Giants passed on way better players in a position where they need a lot of talent to compete this season. Lawrence will serve his role well, however, his role is not of high value anymore. Dave Gettlemen traded Damion Harrison last season for a fifth-round pick and then took essentially the same player with the 17th pick in the draft. I just don’t understand this team at all. 

 

RD 1 Pick 18: Minnesota Vikings

Selection: Garrett Bradbury, IOL, NC State

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Grade: A

Bradbury is the best IOL in this draft class. He is a smooth mover in the run game and is able to get to the second level with ease. He has great hand placement and always plays with leverage. The Vikings desperately needed help on the offensive line in order to protect Kirk Cousins moving forward. Bradbury was a top 10 player for me in this class, so it’s a great value for the Vikings at 18.

 

RD 1 Pick 19: Tennessee Titans

Selection: Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State

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Jeffery Simmons

Grade: B

Jeffery Simmons has a long and complicated route to the NFL. He has character concerns in his past, stemming from a video of him striking a woman during a fight. He then proceeded to have a great career at Mississippi State. Simmons would have been a top 5 pick in this class if it was not for his character concerns and injury concerns. Simmons tore his ACL during the pre-draft process, which aided in his fall down the board. There is no question that Simmons is talented, but he will have to prove that he is a changed person from his high school days in order to be successful at the NFL level. 

 

RD 1 Pick 20: Denver Broncos (via Pittsburgh Steelers)

Selection: Noah Fant, TE, Iowa

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Noah Fant

Grade: B

Denver passes on a quarterback again at number 20 by taking tight end, Noah Fant. Fant is a dynamic pass-catching threat from multiple spots on the field and he is one of the most athletically gifted tight ends in recent memory. He will give Denver a real speed threat down the middle of the field for aging quarterback Joe Flacco. Fant will have to work on his hands and route running to reach his ceiling, however, all the tools of a pro-bowl tight end are present.

 

RD 1 Pick 21: Green Bay Packers

Selection: Darnell Savage Jr., S, Maryland

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Grade: C+

Savage has experienced a huge draft rise since January when he attended the senior bowl and impressed a lot of scouts. Savage gives the Packers a playmaking safety for a team that desperately needs more turnovers this season. Savage is a hard-hitting player in the run game that will add a mean streak to the Packers’ defense. Savage is a bit of a reach here in the first round, but he still fills the Packers’ biggest need. 

 

RD 1 Pick 22: Philadelphia Eagles (via Baltimore Ravens)

Selection: Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State

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Andre Dillard

Grade: C+

The Eagles surprised everyone by trading up for Dillard with the Baltimore Ravens. The Eagles needed to find a replacement for Jason Peters at left tackle, so I see why they did it. Dillard is a fluid athlete with a strong pass set and plenty of experience pass protecting from college. In the running game, he doesn’t get good leverage and will get pushed back way too easily. Ideally, he will sit his first season in Philadelphia and be given a chance to mentally develop and bulk up his frame, making him more effective in the running game. The Eagles needed to get in front of the Houston Texans in order to make this pick because trust me they would have taken Dillard at 23. 

 

RD 1 Pick 23: Houston Texans

Selection: Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama State

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Grade: C-

The Houston Texans desperately needed to find protection for Deshawn Watson this season. Howard is a smooth mover with long arms that allow him to stay in front of most pass rushers. He comes from a small school and will need considerable technical refinement before making an impact at the NFL level. Houston passed on a much better player in Jawaan Taylor at right tackle for a developmental pick at the same position. Howard has the tools to be successful but a long way to go before he hits his ceiling.

 

RD 1 Pick 24: Oakland Raiders

Selection: Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama

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Josh Jacobs

Grade: B

This was one of the most obvious picks of this draft class after Marshawn Lynch left the team this offseason. Jacobs is one of the most physical runners in recent memory and upgrades a sad Raiders running back depth chart. He will give the Raiders a runner with attitude while being able to add value in the passing game. Jacobs has limited tread on his tires because of limited carries in college. This pick fits like a glove for the Raiders here at the end of the first round.

 

RD 1 Pick 25: Baltimore Ravens (Via Philadelphia Eagles)

Selection: Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma

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Marquise “Hollywood” Brown

Grade: B-

Marquise Brown is an elite speed threat down the field and in short areas. His ability to take a short pass all the way to the house will give a new dynamic threat to the Ravens offense. His ability to create separation will give Lamar Jackson an easy target to hit at all three levels of the field. Brown has a foot injury to deal with right now but should be ready for the regular season, according to all reports. This is a small reach for the Ravens, but I understand why they felt the need to make this pick here.

 

RD 1 Pick 26: Washington Redskins (Via Indianoplis Colts)

Selection: Montez Sweat, Edge, Mississippi State

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Montez Sweat

Grade: B

Montez Sweat was a consensus top 10 pick for most of the pre-draft process, especially after his record-breaking combine. Problems popped up when his medicals came back that he had a heart condition. That took him off some teams board, however, Washington gets great value trading back into the first round to select him. He fills a position of need and if healthy could be an instant impact starter. Sweat is a great run defender and pure power rusher which results in some impressive reps against lighter competition.

 

RD 1 Pick 27: Oakland Raiders

Selection: Jonathan Abram, S, Mississippi State

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Grade: C

Jonathan Abram is one of the hardest hitting players in the entire draft class. He was even thrown out of a game for hitting in his own teammate once. Jon Gruden loves physical players and that’s what they get with Abram. The Raiders didn’t have a lot of talent at the safety position, so he fills a need as well. I don’t love Abram’s ability in coverage so he will have to make a living stopping the run in the box at the next level. I love Abram’s physical mentality. However, I think Oakland would have been better served to take a free safety or cornerback at this spot.

 

RD 1 Pick 28: LA Chargers

Selection: Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame

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Grade: C+

The LA Chargers played their last game against the New England Patriots where they got gashed up the middle of the defense by the running game. Tillery is a player who needs to be more consistent but when he’s on he’s really on. His quickness and pass rush moves are easy to see on tape and should translate well to the next level. Defensive tackle was a big need for the Chargers even though I would consider Tillery a reach here. If the Chargers can get Tillery to put all of his traits together this pick could be a real steal.

 

RD 1 Pick 29: Seattle Seahawks

Selection: LJ Collier, Edge, TCU

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Grade: D

The Seahawks opened up a huge hole on their defensive line by trading away Frank Clark to the Kansas City Chiefs. Collier is a huge reach here for an edge rusher who isn’t a great athlete and didn’t produce that much in the Big 12. Ideally, you would like to see him sit a year so he can learn some pass rush moves but he will likely be thrust into the starting lineup too soon. Collier does provide some power and run defending prowess which I’m sure the Seahawks value. I just don’t see the upside of tacking Collier here instead of taking someone like Jawaan Taylor to protect Russell Wilson.

 

RD 1 Pick 30: New York Giants (Via Seattle Seahawks)

Selection: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia

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Deandre Baker

Grade: B

Baker has had quite the fall since the start of the college football season but the Giants clearly bought into his outstanding tape here at pick 30. Baker is a physical man to man corner and has plus ball skills. His footwork and transitions are fantastic allowing him to stick with defenders down the field. The Giants needed a lot of help in the secondary so not only is Baker a good value, but he fills a position of need. This is by far their best pick of the night and you could still argue its a small reach. 

 

RD 1 Pick 31: Atlanta Falcons (Via LA Rams)

Selection: Kaleb McGary, OT, Washington

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Grade: C-

This pick shocked me quite a bit as we have another team to pass on Jawaan Taylor here in the first round. McGary is a mauler in the run game and very physical down the field when hitting linebackers. The Falcons needed a new right tackle badly, but again, I just think McGray could have been had in the second or third round. McGary has a long way to go as a pass protector, however, he has the needed movement skills to improve in that area over time.

 

RD 1 Pick 32: New England Patriots

Selection: N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State

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N’Keal Harry

Grade: B+

It pains me to say this but I love this pick for the Patriots. N’keal Harry has been my number one or two ranked wide receiver since the summer. His ability to make plays after the catch and at the catch point is truly impressive. New England has been looking for an “X” wide receiver for quite a while now and Harry fits that mold perfectly. He will play perfectly off the all the small slot receivers already present in New England. 

Collinelli’s 2019 Mock Draft 4.0

We are in the endgame now. The draft is just hours away so it is the perfect time for me to make my final predictions for the first four rounds of the draft. Making mock drafts is not something that I love because one trade can blow the entire mock draft apart. I was thinking about doing trades in this mock but that just makes things way too complicated. Plus, there probably won’t be more than three trades in the first round.

This mock is going to be predictive of what I think will happen not what I would do. Some players that have been falling recently because of injuries are Montez Sweat and Rashan Gary. Also, Seattle shook up the draft be acquiring the 29th pick from Kansas City which changes things pretty drastically.

As always if you have any questions or comments hit me up on twitter @DanteCollinelli. Let me know what you think of your teams haul; I love talking ball on the internet.

 

 

Round One 

Number 1: Arizona Cardinals

Selection: Kyler Murray, QB/ Oklahoma

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There has been some talk this past week that Murray won’t go number one overall on Thursday. All of the people that I trust in this business say that nothing has changed and that Murray will be the first overall selection. Murray would come in and replace last years first round pick Josh Rosen and be a perfect fit for new head coach Kliff Kingsbury offense. Murray isn’t my QB 1 but he does possess a lot of elite traits to be a franchise changing player at the next level. I am secretly hoping this pick isn’t Murray because that makes things way more fun.

 

Number 2: San Francisco 49ers

Selection: Nick Bosa, Edge/ Ohio State

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Nick Bosa

This might be the obvious pick in the entire draft for a number of reasons. The first one being that Bosa is the best player available and fills the 49ers biggest need by far. I know the 49ers have invested a lot on first-round defensive linemen, but they haven’t hit yet on a dominant edge rusher. Bosa is one of the most technically polished players to come out of the draft in the last number of years. Bosa is going to be a productive player in any scheme the 49ers cook up for this season.

 

Number 3: New York Jets

Selection: Quinnen Williams, DT/ Alabama

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Quinnen Williams

I considered three different players in this spot but I can’t see the Jets passing on a talent like Williams. The Jets are where the draft truly starts in my eyes because not only do they have a lot of options if they stay at pick three, but they are also a prime trade up partner. The Jets have a lot of needs, and while Williams doesn’t check one of those boxes, he’s an elite talent that will make the team instantly better. If I was doing trades then I would predict one here so I’ll give a few teams to keep an eye on Washington, Giants, Cincinnati, and the Raiders are all options.

 

Number 4: Oakland Raiders

Selection: Devin White, LB/ LSU

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Devin White

The Raiders are one of the toughest teams to get a handle on because they have been linked to just about every player in the top 10. The buzz right now is that they like Dwayne Haskins, however, I ain’t buying that right now. I believe that the Raiders will take either Devin White or Quinnin Williams depending on who the Jets take. White comes into Oakland and gives them their best linebacker in at least the last five years. He’s one of the fastest players in the class including all the skill positions, so he brings a different dynamic than their current set of linebackers.

 

Number 5: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Selection: Josh Allen, Edge/ Kentucky

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Josh Allen

Allen was widely viewed as a top three pick for most of the season so the Buccaneers get a good value here. I think Tampa would prefer to have either Devin White or Quinnin Williams here but Allen is an elite prospect at a position of need. Pairing him with Jason Pierre-Paul would make for a dynamic pass rush that Tampa hasn’t had in a long time. Head coach Bruce Arians said in a press conference that Tampa wouldn’t trade down because there are five elite prospects that can be at pick 5. Allen is one of those players if you ask me.

 

Number 6: New York Giants

Selection: Dwayne Haskins, QB/ Ohio State

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Dwayne Haskins

The Giants are yet another team that is very difficult to get a handle on just hours before the draft. Hell, Gettleman said “We didn’t sign Odell Beckham to trade him” and then proceed to trade him. The noise coming out of the Giants have been that they are sticking with Eli Manning next season but I am not buying it. Haskins fits the Giants offense perfectly under head coach Pat Shurmur. Despite what Gettleman says Manning isn’t good anymore and the Giants need to find his replacement quickly. This isn’t a joke but I considered about seven different players in this spot. In the end, I sided with the pick I didn’t think the Giants would make because they always do the opposite of what I think.

 

Number 7: Jacksonville Jaguars

Selection: TJ Hockenson, TE, Iowa

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TJ Hockenson

This pick just makes too much sense for me to pass up here. Tight ends typically don’t get taken this high but Hockenson is one of the best tight end prospects in recent years. The plan in Jacksonville is to surround Nick Foles with the same things that made him successful in Philadelphia. The Eagles strong tight end play was a big part of that success and Jacksonville’s tight end depth chart is sad. Hockenson is one of the best blockers in this class and is a plus athlete making him the perfect scheme fit for the Jaguars ground and pound attack.

 

Number 8: Detroit Lions

Selection: Ed Oliver, DT/ Houston

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Ed Oliver

Oliver would join an already crowded defensive front in Detroit but his value is too good to pass up here. Detroit is a tough team to draft for because they addressed a number of needs in free agency and Bob Quinn (their GM) has made some weird picks over the years. Olive fits the type for the trench dominant team they are trying to become under head coach Matt Patricia. Oliver can play in multiple schemes and play pretty much every position along the line. Detroit will find some way to get him on the field.

 

Number 9: Buffalo Bills

Selection: Jonah Williams, OT/IOL/ Alabama

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Jonah Williams

The Bills have invested a lot of money into their offensive line in free agency, but yet, they still have holes to fill. Williams can play any of the five starting spots along the line which would give Buffalo an opportunity to have their five best players on the field at all times. He fits the new Buffalo model which is a high character player from a big name school in the first round. If you are gonna draft Josh Allen to play quarterback then your top priority needs to be making sure he can stand upright in the pocket at all times. Jonah Williams gives you the best versatility among the available options.

 

Number 10: Denver Broncos

Selection: Devin Bush, LB/ Michigan

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Devin Bush

Throughout the entire draft process, I have firmly believed that Denver would be all over Drew Lock. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve become less confident in that because I think Elway believes in Joe Flacco. Devin Bush fills a huge need in the middle of the defense and helps the team win now. He gets sideline to sideline very quickly and will bring a mean streak to a defense that has to deal with Patrick Mahomes, Philip Rivers, and Derrick Carr twice a year.

 

Number 11: Cincinnati Bengals

Selection: Drew Lock, QB/ Missouri

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Drew Lock

Some people have Drew Lock falling way farther than this, but I just can’t see the NFL letting a prototype QB like Lock fall too far. The Bengals brought in former Sean McVay assistant Zac Taylor who is known to be a “quarterback whisperer”. You’re trying to tell me that he is gonna stick with Andy Dalton and not invest in Lock’s upside? I really believe the Bengals will end up with either Haskins or Lock via trade up or having one fall down the board to them. If Lock and is Haskins is gone then I expect Devin Bush to be the pick here.

 

Number 12: Green Bay Packers

Selection: Brian Burns, Edge/ Florida State

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Brian Burns

Look, I know the Packers have spent a lot of money on the edge rusher position in free agency which means they might not think its a need come tonight. I think there are two reasons that might make them consider Burns here at 12. First, all of the edge players on the current roster are power rushers. Burns would provide a much-needed infusion of speed to their pass rush. Second, you can never have enough good pass rushers in a day where quarterbacks are the focal point of the league. Burns might see some limited reps as he tries to bulk up his small frame but he helps this team now and in the future.

 

Number 13: Miami Dolphins

Selection: Jawaan Taylor, OT/ Florida

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Jawaan Taylor

This would be a dream selection for me as a Dolphins fan at 13 if the board fell this way. It’s common knowledge that the Dolphins want to trade back into the first round but I just don’t see any partners that aren’t Seattle or Houston. If the Dolphins stay here they have to address the loss of Juwaan James in free agency to the Denver Broncos. Taylor has great pass sets and is powerful in the running game. He’s the prototype right tackle that Brian Flores will love. Miami has a long list of needs and needs to check off the premium ones early.

 

Number 14: Atlanta Falcons

Selection: Christian Wilkins, DT/ Clemson

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Here are some things I know about the Atlanta Falcons current group of decision makers. They love defensive linemen, they love high character players, and they have a need at the interior D-line spot. Christian Wilkins fits all of that criteria and is a fantastic player to go with it. I considered Montez Sweat here but the Falcons like Vic Beasley more than draft twitter does. Grady Jarrett is on the franchise tag so not only is the spot next to him open but his spot could be open next season. Wilkins fills a need now and into the future giving the Falcons great value here at 14.

 

Number 15: Washington Redskins

Selection: Daniel Jones, QB/ Duke

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Daniel Jones

I am convinced that Washington will come away with one of the top three quarterbacks via trade or if one falls to them. There is no way they will go into camp with just Case Keenum and Colt McCoy at quarterback right? I know Daniel Jones is the punchline of a lot of jokes in the draft community but the reality is that the NFL likes him more than we do on Twitter. Jones would fit nicely into Jay Gruden’s offensive scheme comprised of mostly short passes. There is a chance Jones goes at six and Haskins (or Lock if Haskins goes at 11) is the pick here but Washington needs a new signal caller.

 

Number 16: Carolina Panthers

Selection: Montez Sweat, Edge/ Mississippi State

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Montez Sweat

Sweat took a mini slide because there have been some teams who have failed his medicals. The Panthers can strike at that opportunity by getting a consensus top 10 pick at pick 16 that also fills their biggest need. The Panthers have gotten no pass rush the past couple of seasons and Sweat should provide immediate impact as power rusher off the edge. His work in the run game is fantastic as well so he should be a three-down player at the next level giving the Panthers even more value here. It’s a small risk but one worth taking for a team with one of the worst pass rushes in the league.

 

Number 17: New York Giants

Selection: DK Metcalf, WR/ Ole Miss

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DK Metcalf

The Giants traded Odell Beckham Jr for this pick so taking his “replacement” here makes a lot of sense. The Giants are currently rolling with Sterling Shepard and Golden Tate at receiver. Those players aren’t bad but they practically serve the same purpose. Metcalf would give them a legit threat down the field and in jump ball situations. The new Giants offense core now has Haskins, Metcalf, Barkley, Ingram, Shephard, and Tate. That’s not a bad group of mostly young players to work with moving forward.

 

Number 18: Minnesota Vikings

Selection: Cody Ford, OT/IOL/ Oklahoma

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Cody Ford

The Vikings have needs at both the guard spot and at offensive tackle. Cody Ford projects as a guard at the next level but his tape at right tackle is pretty good so he could fill either role for the Vikings. Minnesota has a lot of money tied up in Kurt Cousins so getting him cheap reliable protection has to be a priority for them in this draft. Ford is a great run blocker so it will make sense with the Vikings spending the offseason telling anyone that will listen that they want to run the ball more in 2019.

 

Number 19: Tennessee Titans

Selection: Garrett Bradbury, IOL/ NC State

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This might be the most pivotal year in recent Titans memory when it’s all said and done. It’s time to decide if Marcus Mariota is a franchise quarterback or not. That can be hard to do when he’s hurt all the time, so protecting him needs to be high on the Titans list for the offseason. Bradbury is a fantastic zone scheme player and one of the best space movers in the IOL class. The Titans would have to shuffle around their current offensive line a bit to fit Bradbury in but he would make them better instantly.

 

Number 20: Pittsburgh Steelers

Selection: Rock Ya-Sin, CB/ Temple

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Rock Ya-Sin

Some of you may look at this pick and call me a homer for taking a reach on a player from Temple in the first round. I don’t have Ya-Sin rated this high on my personal board (he’s number 39) so it’s not me banging the table for him. What kind of players, specifically corners, do the Steelers love? Man to man physical press corners who are long and somewhat athletic. Ya-Sin checks all of those boxes in spades. There is a chance that after Artie Burns the Steelers move away from that prototype and take a more unconventional route here. I’m betting on history when it comes to this pick.  

 

Number 21: Seattle Seahawks

Selection: Clelin Ferrell, Edge/ Clemson

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Clelin Ferrell

The Seahawks shook up the entire draft when they traded Frank Clark to the Kansas City Chiefs for pick 29, on Tuesday. That left a gaping hole at the edge position for the Seahawks which needs to be filled right away. Ferrell is a high floor and high character player who can come in and give you 7-12 sacks every year. He’s got the toughness that Seattle loves in their players as well as the high football IQ they typically value. Don’t be shocked if they package 21 and 29 to move up in the first round. In a draft without trades, Ferrell makes a lot of sense for them here.

 

Number 22: Baltimore Ravens

Selection: Marquise Brown, WR/ Oklahoma

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Marquise “Hollywood” Brown

At first glance, this probably looks like a questionable pick for a Ravens team working with Lamar Jackson at quarterback. Brown dominated using shallow crossing routes in college which is where Lamar Jackson is most accurate. It’s easy to say that you need big receivers when dealing with an inaccurate quarterback but guys who can get open easily and track the ball down the field can be valuable. Brown also adds an element to the Ravens offense that is different from there ground and pound style. People whom I trust have said Brown will go somewhere in round one, and I believe them.

 

Number 23: Houston Texans

Selection: Andre Dillard, OT/ Washington State

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Andre Dillard

The Texans had an interesting plan this past season which was “let’s try to kill Deshaun Watson and still make the playoffs”. Surprisingly, they pulled it off perfectly Deshaun Watson was the most sacked quarterback in the league and they made the playoffs. Houston would be wise not to repeat this formula for next season. Dillard is the best pass blocker in the draft class and his elite movement skills would pair perfectly with a mobile quarterback like Watson. This is a perfect value and fit for the Texans if they don’t move up.

 

Number 24: Oakland Raiders

Selection: Noah Fant, TE/ Iowa

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Noah Fant

Not gonna lie, I had a really hard time fitting Noah Fant into the first round of this mock draft. I had him at two different spots before settling on him here to the Raiders. Oakland desperately needs offensive weapons outside of the receiver position. Fant can be an elite pass-catching chess piece that Gruden can move around the formation as he pleases. With Fant, the Raiders would be giving Derrick Carr a supporting cast including Fant, Antonio Brown, and Tyrell Williams. That is one explosive group of pass catchers moving forward. If Carr isn’t the guy at quarterback then it will be easy to see after this season. 

 

Number 25: Philadelphia Eagles

Selection: Rashan Gary, DT/Edge/ Michigan

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Rashan Gary

I know this might be an unpopular pick for Eagles fans but it’s the most “Eagles” pick I could think of. Gary is a long, athletic, and versatile defensive linemen. Tell me that isn’t something the Eagles would value. Gary was considered a top 10 talent coming into the season but didn’t produce well at Michigan and was banged up with injuries which lead to his fall. The Eagles are getting older upfront so Gary gives them a young high upside option on both the edge and the interior.

 

Number 26: Indianapolis Colts

Selection: Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S/ Florida

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The Colts took a huge jump last season because of the performance of their rookie class which included to All-Pro selections. Gardner-Johnson brings a high level of versatility to one of the teams weaker units. The Colts have Maliek Hooker roaming the field as a free safety already but need someone who can match up with skill position players. Gardner-Johnson provides that with his ability to play in the slot and handle some tight ends on the outside. Johnson will give the Colts even more range on the backend with his speed and body control in the air. Chris Ballard has a proven track record of success as a GM and Gardner-Johnson would continue that trend.

 

Number 27: Oakland Raiders

Selection: Josh Jacobs, RB/ Alabama

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Josh Jacobs

This is probably the most obvious pick to make in any 2019 mock draft so I won’t spend a lot of time on it. The Raiders have no running backs on the roster right now with the departure of Marshawn Lynch. Jacobs is about as close to Marshawn Lynch as you are going to get in this draft class. With this pick and my selection of Noah Fant at 24, the Raiders suddenly have one of the better offenses in football. Jacobs is tone setter as a running back which I’m sure Jon Gruden will love.

 

Number 28: LA Chargers

Selection: Hakeem Butler, WR/ Iowa State

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Full disclosure, I don’t like Hakeem Butler much at all he’s got a third round grade on my board. The NFL is much higher on Butler than I am so he’s gonna go here to the Chargers. Butler would be the replacement for Tyrell Williams who went to the Raiders. Butler is a contested catch machine and has some really impressive flash plays down the field. The Charges are in a win-now mode so adding more weapons will be on the table in every round of the draft, especially, when the best tackle prospects are off the board.

 

Number 29: Seattle Seahawks

Selection: Greedy Williams, CB/ LSU

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Greedy Williams

Look, I have no idea where Greddy Williams is gonna go tonight but I think either of the Seattle picks is a good spot. Williams is a perfect fit for the Seahawks scheme as a long-press man corner. The only knock on Williams is that is effort is less than ideal in both the running game and the passing game at times. Where the corners come off the board will be one of the more interesting parts of the first night.

 

Number 30: Green Bay Packers

Selection: Nasir Adderley, S/ Delaware

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Nasir Adderley

At number 12, I took Brain Burns for the Packers which was more of a luxury pick than a need. Adderley fills a need and is a good value here at pick 30. Adderley would add a playmaker on the backend of the Packers defense that needs to create more turnovers in 2019. He can also add value as a punt and kick returner which could lead to a couple of splash plays throughout the season. It may scare some people that Adderley comes from Delaware but he’s got all the athletic traits to compete with the big boys.

 

Number 31: LA Rams

Selection: Byron Murphy, CB/ Washington

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Byron Murphy

In my opinion, Byron Murphy is the best corner in this draft class so him falling to the Rams is a huge break for them. The reason Murphy falls this far is that he’s a smaller zone corner which doesn’t fit a lot of team’s schemes. The Rams schemes are a little more versatile, so I think they would be more open to Murphy. The Rams struggled to defend the pass last season and their current corners aren’t getting any younger. Murphy would be the steal of the draft if he were to fall this far.

 

Number 32: New England Patriots

Selection: AJ Brown, WR/ Ole Miss

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AJ Brown

If the Patriots make this pick I’ll be shocked because I think they will either move up or out of the first round. They have 12 picks in this draft class which means they will at least move some of their picks. Brown strikes me as the perfect Patriots receiver given that he can play in both the slot and on the outside. Brown is a great route runner and has reliable hands which are two things almost every Patriots receiver have. New England is a true wild card this year because of their surplus of picks, long list of needs, and there factoring in their normal philosophy.

 

Round 2

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Taylor Rapp

Number 33: Arizona Cardinals: Dalton Risner, IOL/OT, Kansas State

Number 34: Indianapolis Colts: Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame

Number 35: Oakland Raiders: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia

Number 36: San Francisco 49ers: N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State

Number 37: New York Giants: Chase Winovich, Edge, Michigan

Number 38: Jacksonville Jaguars: Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss

Number 39: Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Lonnie Johnson Jr, CB, Kentucky

Number 40: Buffalo Bills: Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State

Number 41: Denver Broncos: Erick McCoy, IOL, Texas A@M

Number 42: Cincinnati Bengals: Chris Lindstrom, IOL, Boston College

Number 43: Detroit Lions: Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State

Number 44: Green Bay Packers: Irv Smith Jr, TE, Alabama

Number 45: Atlanta Falcons: Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State

Number 46: Washington Redskins: Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State

Number 47: Carolina Panthers: Jonathan Abram, S, Mississippi State

Number 48: Miami Dolphins: Charles Omenihu, DT/ Edge, Texas

Number 49: Cleveland Browns: Taylor Rapp, S, Washington

Number 50: Minnesota Vikings: Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson

Number 51: Tennessee Titans: Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina

Number 52: Pittsburgh Steelers: Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama

Number 53: Philadelphia Eagles: Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia

Number 54: Houston Texans: Elgton Jenkins, IOL, Mississippi State

Number 55: Houston Texans: Sean Bunting, CB, Central Michigan

Number 56: New England Patriots: LJ Collier, Edge, TCU

Number 57: Philadelphia Eagles: Yodny Cajuste, OT, West Virginia

Number 58: Dallas Cowboys: Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama

Number 59: Indianapolis Colts: Kelvin Harmon, WR, NC State

Number 60: LA Chargers: Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama State

Number 61: Kansas City Chiefs: Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame

Number 62: New Orleans Saints: Emmanuel Hall, WR, Missouri

Number 63: Kansas City Chiefs: Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State

Number 64: New England Patriots: Dawson Knox, TE, Ole Miss

Round 3

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Number 65: Arizona Cardinals: Michael Dieter, IOL/OT, Wisconsin

Number 66: Pittsburgh Steelers: Terry Mclaurin, WR, Ohio State

Number 67: San Francisco 49ers: Trayvon Mullen, CB, Clemson

Number 68: New York Jets: Ben Bagnou, Edge, TCU

Number 69: Jacksonville Jaguars: Jachai Polite, Edge, Florida

Number 70: Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Darnell Savage, S, Maryland

Number 71: Denver Broncos: Jace Sternberger, TE, Texas A@M

Number 72: Cincinnati Bengals: Kaleb McGary, OT, Washington

Number 73: New England Patriots: Khalen Saunders, DT, Western Illinois

Number 74: Buffalo Bills: Christian Miller, Edge, Alabama

Number 75: Green Bay Packers: Andy Isabella, WR, UMass

Number 76: Washington Redskins: Dru Samia, IOL, Oklahoma

Number 77: Carolina Panthers: David Edwards, OT, Wisconsin

Number 78: Miami Dolphins: David Long, CB, Michigan

Number 79: Atlanta Falcons: Jaylon Ferguson, Edge, LA Tech

Number 80: Cleveland Browns: Dre’Mont Jones, IDL, Ohio State

Number 81: Minnesota Vikings: JJ Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford

Number 82: Tennessee Titans: Zach Allen, Edge, Boston College

Number 83: Pittsburgh Steelers: Dax Raymond, TE, Utah State

Number 84: Kansas City Chiefs: Amani Hooker, S, Iowa

Number 85: Baltimore Ravens: Blake Cashman, LB, Minnesota

Number 86: Houston Texans: Renell Wren, DT, Arizona State

Number 87: Chicago Bears: Joejuan Williams, CB, Vanderbilt

Number 88: Detroit Lions: Kahale Warring, TE, SDSU

Number 89: Indianapolis Colts: Isaiah Johnson, CB, Houston

Number 90: Dallas Cowboys: Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia

Number 91: LA Chargers: Jamel Dean, CB, Auburn

Number 92: Seattle Seahawks: Ben Powers, IOL, Oklahoma

Number 93: New York Jets: Connor McGovern, IOL, Penn State

Number 94: LA Rams: Darnell Henderson, RB, Memphis

Number 95: New York Giants: Drue Tranquill, LB, Notre Dame

Number 96: Washington Redskins: D’andre Walker, Edge, Georgia

Number 97: New England Patriots: Will Grier, QB, West Virginia

Number 98: Jacksonville Jaguars: Tyree Jackson, QB, Buffalo

Number 99: LA Rams: Vosean Joseph, LB, Florida

Number 100: Carolina Panthers: Mecole Hardman, WR, Georgia

Number 101: New England Patriots: Bobby Okereke, LB, Stanford

Number 102: Baltimore Ravens: Oshane Ximines, Edge, Old Dominion

Round 4

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Jarrett Stidham

Number 103: Arizona Cardinals: Trysten Hill, DT, UCF

Number 104: San Francisco 49ers: Jaquan Johnson, S, Miami

Number 105: New York Jets: Bobby Evans, OT, Oklahoma

Number 106: Oakland Raiders: Maxx Crosby, Edge, Eastern Michigan

Number 107: Tampa Bay Buccaneers: David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State

Number 108: New York Giants: Dennis Daley, OT, South Carolina

Number 109: Jacksonville Jaguars: Damien Harris, RB, Alabama

Number 110: Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Giles-Harris, LB, Duke

Number 111: Detroit Lions: Anthony Nelson, Edge, Iowa

Number 112: Buffalo Bills: Myles Boykin, WR, Notre Dame

Number 113: Baltimore Ravens: Justice Hill, RB, Oklahoma

Number 114: Green Bay Packers: Sione Takitaki, LB, BYU

Number 115: Carolina Panthers: Gerald Willis, DT, Miami

Number 116: Miami Dolphins: Daniel Wise, DT, Kansas

Number 117: Atlanta Falcons: Chuma Edoga, OT, USC

Number 118: Green Bay Packers: Max Scharping, OT, Northern Illinois

Number 119: Cleveland Browns: Mike Jackson, CB, Miami

Number 120: Minnesota Vikings: Josh Oliver, TE, San Jose State

Number 121: Tennessee Titans: Dylan Mack, DT, Texas A@M

Number 122: Pittsburgh Steelers: Marquise Blair, S, Utah

Number 123: Baltimore Ravens: Antoine Wesley, WR, Texas A@M  

Number 124: Seattle Seahawks: Dillon Mitchell, WR, Oregon

Number 125: Denver Broncos: Jarrett Stidham, QB, Auburn

Number 126: Chicago Bears: Ugochukwu Amadi, S, Oregon

Number 127: Philadelphia Eagles: Devin Singletary, RB, FAU

Number 128: Dallas Cowboys: Alize Mack, TE, Notre Dame

Number 129: Indianapolis Colts: Joe Jackson, Edge, Miami

Number 130: LA Chargers: Dontavius Russell, DT, Auburn

Number 131: Buffalo Bills: Rodney Anderson, RB, Oklahoma

Number 132: New York Giants: Beau Benzschawel, IOL, Wisconsin

Number 133: LA Rams: Nate Davis, IOL, UNC-Charlotte

Number 134: New England Patriots: Cory Ballentine, CB, Washburn

Number 135: Indianapolis Colts: Damarkus Lodge, WR, Ole Miss

Number 136: Dallas Cowboys: Kingsley Keke, IDL, Texas A@M

Number 137: Atlanta Falcons: Trayveon Williams, RB, Texas A@M

Number 138: Philadelphia Eagles: Ross Pierschbacher, IOL, Alabama

 

Collinelli’s Final Top 200 Big Board

We are now in the final days before the 2019 NFL draft. The night that I’ve spent hundreds of hours preparing for since June of 2018. During that time, I have amassed 260 scouting reports which hopefully you’ve all gotten a chance to read at this point. This Big Board will cover my top 200 players which is essentially everyone who I think can get drafted. That means cutting out all of my seventh round, UDFA, and some sixth round grades.

Just so you understand how I ranked these players I will outline how I ranked them. They are ranked according to there number grade which is calculated by own personal grading formula. I don’t calculate for things like position value, character issues where I don’t have a good source, and medicals where I don’t have a good source. In the case of a tie, players were broken up by simply which player I think will be more successful at the next level. Athletic testing is factored into my number grade so I didn’t want that to be the tiebreaker. Basically, all this means is that I don’t care if Kyler Murray plays quarterback he’s not a first round GRADE even though I think he’ll be the first overall pick in the draft.

One last disclaimer before we get started on the board. I don’t have 32 round one grades because not everyone who gets picked in the first round is successful. I see people on twitter hassling draft people as to why they only have 20 first round grades. In the draft community, that is a pretty standard number for a given year. Not every player in the first round will perform up to their draft slot, so we don’t have 32 players who should be drafted in the first round.

As always any questions on my rankings or about any player that I didn’t rank hit me up on twitter @DanteCollinelli.

 

Top 200 Big Board

Numbers 200-180

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Elijah Holyfield

 

200. Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State/ 6th round grade

199. Mike Edwards, S, Kentucky/ 6th round grade

198. Elijah Holyfield, RB, Georgia/ 6th round grade

197. Shareef Miller, Edge, Penn State/ 6th round grade

196. Gardner Minshew, QB, Washington State/ 5th round grade

195. Bruce Anderson, RB, NDSU/ 5th round grade

194. Garret Brumfield, OG, LSU/ 5th round grade

193. Ulysses S Gilbert, LB, Akron/ 5th round grade

192. Travis Fulgham, WR, Old Dominion/ 5th round grade

191. Brandon Fritts, TE, North Carolina/ 5th round grade

190. Ryan Davis, WR, Auburn/ 5th round grade

189. Sione Takitaki, LB, BYU/ 5th round grade

188. Donald Parham, TE, Stenson/ 5th round grade

187. Lester Cotton, OG, Alabama/ 5th round grade

186. Marquise Blair, S, Utah/ 5th round grade

185. Ryan Bates, OG/OT, Penn State/ 5th round grade

184. Tyler Roomer, OT, SDSU/ 5th round grade

183. Isaiah Prince, OT, Ohio State/ 5th round grade

182. Jahlani Tavai, LB, Hawaii/ 5th round grade

181. Derrick Baity, CB, Kentucky/ 5th round grade

180. Caleb Wilson, TE, UCLA/ 5th round grade

 

Numbers 179-159

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Jaylon Ferguson

 

179. Sheldrick Redwine, S, Miami/ 5th round grade

178. Ricky Walker, DT, Virginia Tech/ 5th round grade

177. LJ Collier, Edge, TCU/ 5th round grade

176. Terrill Hanks, LB, New Mexico State/ 5th round grade

175. Stanley Morgan Jr, WR, Nebraska/ 5th round grade

174. Isaiah Johnson, CB, Houston/ 5th round grade

173. Jon Baker, IOL, Boston College/ 5th round grade

172. Lukas Dennis, S, Boston College/ 5th round

171. Anthony Johnson, WR, Buffalo/ 5th round

170. Savion Smith, CB, Alabama/ 5th round grade

169. Kaden Smith, TE, Stanford/ 5th round grade

168. Micheal Jordan, IOL, Ohio State/ 5th round grade

167. Hunter Renfrow, WR, Clemson/ 5th round grade

166. Chuma Edoga, OT, USC/ 5th round grade

165. Zach Gentry, TE, Michigan/ 5th round grade

164. Jaylon Ferguson, Edge, LA Tech/ 5th round grade

163. Mike Weber, RB, Ohio State/ 5th round grade

162. Ryan Finley, QB, NC State/ 5th round grade

161. Deandre Walker, Edge, Georgia/ 5th round grade

160. Kingsley Keke, DT, Texas A@M/ 5th round grade

159. Emmanuel Hall, WR, Missouri/ 5th round grade

 

Numbers 158-138

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Tyree ST. Louis

 

158. TJ Edwards, LB, Wisconsin/ 5th round grade

157. CJ Conrad, TE, Kentucky/ 5th round grade

156. Wyatt Ray, Edge, Boston College/ 5th round grade

155. Myles Gaskin, RB, Washington/5th round grade

154. Jacobi Myers, WR, NC State/ 5th round grade

153. Evan Worthington, S, Colorado/ 5th round grade

152. Joejuan Williams, CB, Vanderbilt/ 5th round grade

151. Tyree St Louis, OT, Miami/ 5th round grade

150. Ben Beauschawel, IOL, Wisconsin/ 5th round grade

149. Bryce Love, RB, Stanford/ 5th round grade

148. Issac Nauta, TE, Georgia/ 5th round grade

147. Vosean Joseph, LB, Florida/ 5th round grade

146. Karan Higdon, RB, Michigan/ 5th round grade

145. Keeshaun Johnson, WR, Fresno State/ 5th round grade

144. Dakota Allen, LB, Texas Tech/ 4th round grade

143. Dillion Mitchell, WR, Oregon/ 4th round grade

142. Terry Godwin, WR, Georgia/ 4th round grade

141. Isaiah Buggs, DT/Edge, Alabama/ 4th round grade

140. Clayton Thorson, QB, Northwestern/ 4th round grade

139. Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama State/ 4th round grade

138. Trevon Wesco, TE, West Virginia/ 4th round grade

 

Numbers 137-117

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Ryquell Armstead

 

137. Micheal Dogbe, DT/Edge, Temple/ 4th round grade

136. Ross Pierschbacher, IOL, Alabama/ 4th round grade

135. Tre Watson, LB, Maryland/ 4th round grade

134. Micheal Jackson Jr, CB, Miami/ 4th round grade

133. Will Harris, S, Boston College/ 4th round grade

132. David Sills, WR, West Virginia/ 4th round grade

131. Justin Hollins, Edge, Oregon/ 4th round grade

130. Bobby Evans, OT, Oklahoma/ 4th round grade

129. Tyree Jackson, QB, Buffalo/ 4th round grade

128. Ryquell Armstead, RB, Temple/ 4th round grade

127. Mecole Hardman, WR, Georgia/ 4th round grade

126. Devine Ozigbo, RB, Nebraska/ 4th round grade

125. Nate Davis, OG, UNC-Charlotte/ 4th round grade

124. Jalen Jelks, Edge, Oregon/ 4th round grade

123. Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss/ 4th round grade

122. Lonnie Jackson Jr, CB, Kentucky/ 4th round grade

121. Maxx Crosby, Edge, Eastern Michigan/ 4th round grade

120. Joe Giles-Harris, LB, Duke/ 4th round grade

119. Terry Mclaurin, WR, Ohio State/ 4th round grade

118. David Long, LB, West Virginia/ 4th round grade

117. Jaquan Johnson, S, Miami/ 4th round grade

 

Numbers 116-86

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Daniel Jones

 

116. Dylon Mack, DT, Texas A@M/ 4th round grade

115. Joe Jackson, Edge, Miami/ 4th round grade

114. Damrakus Lodge, WR, Ole Miss/ 4th round grade

113. Mark Fields, CB, Clemson/ 4th round grade

112. Trayveon Williams, RB, Texas A@M/ 4th round grade

111. Trysten Hill, DT, UCF/ 4th round grade

110. Germaine Pratt, LB, NC State/ 4th round grade

109. Malik Gant, S, Marshall/ 4th round grade

108. Armon Watts, DT, Arkansas/ 4th round grade

107. Dennis Daley, OT, South Carolina/ 4th round grade

106. Jordan Ta’mu, QB, Ole Miss/ 4th round grade

105. Zach Allen, Edge/DT, Boston College/ 4th round grade

104. Justice Hill, RB, Oklahoma State/ 4th round grade

103. Gerald Willis, DT, Miami/ 4th round grade

102. Brett Rypien, QB, Boise State/ 4th round grade

101. Alize Mack, TE, Notre Dame/ 4th round grade

100. Bennie Snell, RB, Kentucky/ 4th round grade

99. Montre Hartage, CB, Northwestern/ 4th round grade

98. David Edwards, OT, Wisconsin/ 4th round grade

97. Jarrett Stidham, QB, Auburn/ 4th round grade

96. Daniel Wise, DT, Kansas/ 4th round grade

95. Anthony Nelson, Edge, Iowa/ 4th round grade

94. Tommy Sweeny, TE, Boston College/ 4th round grade

93. Drue Tranquill, LB, Notre Dame/ 3rd round grade

92. Khale Warring, TE, SDSU/ 3rd round grade

91. Daniel Jones, QB, Duke/ 3rd round grade

90. Connor Mcgovern, IOL, Penn State/ 3rd round grade

89. Rodney Anderson, RB, Oklahoma/ 3rd round grade

88. Andy Isabella, WR, UMass/ 3rd round grade

87. Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State/ 3rd round grade

86. Ben Bangou, Edge, TCU/ 3rd round grade

 

Numbers 85-65

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Yodney Cajuste

 

85. Kaleb McGary, OT, Washington/ 3rd round grade

84. Blake Cashman, LB, Minnesota/ 3rd round grade

83. Darnell Henderson, RB, Memphis/ 3rd round grade

82. Damien Harris, RB, Alabama/ 3rd round grade

81. Ben Powers, IOL, Oklahoma/ 3rd round grade

80. Oshane Ximines, Edge, Old Dominion/ 3rd round grade    

79. Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia/ 3rd round grade

78. David Long, CB, Michigan/ 3rd round grade

77. Amani Hooker, S, Iowa/ 3rd round grade

76. Renell Wren, DT, Arizona State/ 3rd round grade

75. Will Grier, QB, West Virginia/ 3rd round grade

74. Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina/ 3rd round grade

73. Jonathan Abram, S, Mississippi State/ 3rd round grade  

72. Foster Moreau, TE, LSU/ 3rd round grade

71. Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State/ 3rd round grade

70. Antonie Wesley, WR, Texas Tech/ 3rd round grade

69. Dru Samia, IOL, Oklahoma/ 3rd round grade

68. Yodney Cajuste, OT, West Virginia/ 3rd round grade

67. Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame/ 3rd round grade

66. Drew Lock, QB, Missouri/ 3rd round grade

65. Drew Sample, TE, Washington/ 3rd round grade

 

Numbers 64-44

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Khalen Saunders

 

64. Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame/ 3rd round grade

63. Trayvon Mullen, CB, Clemson/ 3rd round grade

62. Devin Singletary, RB, FAU/ Florida Atlantic/ 3rd round grade

61. Jerome Washington, TE, Rutgers/ 3rd round grade

60. Sean Bunting, CB, Central Michigan/ 3rd round grade

59. Khalen Saunders, Western Illionios/ 3rd round grade

58. Christian Miller, Edge, Alabama/ 3rd round grade

57. Dre’Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State/ 3rd round grade

56. Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma/ 2nd round grade

55. Amani Oruwaryie, CB, Penn State/ 2nd round grade

54. Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma/ 2nd round grade

53. Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia/ 2nd round grade

52. Darnell Savage, S, Maryland/ 2nd round grade

51. Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson/ 2nd round grade

50. JJ Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford/ 2nd round grade

49. Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama/ 2nd round grade

48. Dax Raymond, TE, Utah State/ 2nd round grade

47. Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State/ 2nd round grade

46. Erick McCoy, IOL, Texas A@M, 2nd round grade

45. Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State/ 2nd round grade

44. Micheal Dieter, OG/OT, Wisconsin/ 2nd round grade

 

Numbers 43-22

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Dalton Risner

 

43. Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State/ 2nd round grade

42. AJ Brown, WR, Ole Miss/ 2nd round grade

41. Dawson Knox, TE, Ole Miss/ 2nd round grade

40. Elgton Jenkins, IOL, Mississippi State/ 2nd round grade

39. Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple/ 2nd round grade

38. Charles Omenhiu, DT/Edge, Texas/ 2nd round grade

37. Josh Oliver, TE, San Jose State/ 2nd round grade

36. Kelvin Harmon, WR, NCST/ 2nd round grade

35. Jachai Polite, Edge, Florida/ 2nd round grade

34. Chris Lindstrom, IOL, Boston College/ 2nd round grade

33. Jace Sternberger, TE, Texas A@M/ 2nd round grade

32. Taylor Rapp, S, Washington/ 2nd round grade

31. David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State/ 2nd round grade

30. Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama/ 2nd round grade

29. Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia/ 2nd round grade

28. Dalton Risner, OG/OT, Kansas State/ 2nd round grade

27. Irv Smith Jr, TE, Alabama/ 2nd round grade

26. Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S, Florida/ 2nd round grade

25. Chase Winovich, Edge, Michigan/ 2nd round grade

24. Montez Sweat, Edge, Mississippi State/ 2nd round grade

23. N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State/ 2nd round grade

22. Rashan Gary, DT/Edge, Michigan/ 2nd round grade

 

Numbers 21-1

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Devin Bush

 

21. Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson/ 2nd round grade

20. DK Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss/ 1st round grade

19. Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama/ 1st round grade

18. Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware/ 1st round grade

17. Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State/ 1st round grade

16. Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida/ 1st round grade

15. Clein Ferrell, Edge, Clemson/ 1st round grade

14. Cody Ford, OT/OG, Oklahoma/ 1st round grade

13. Greedy Williams, CB, LSU/ 1st round grade

12. Byron Murphy, CB, Washington/ 1st round grade

11. Jonah Williams, OT/OG, Alabama/ 1st round grade

10. Garrett Bradbury, IOL, NC State/ 1st round grade

9. Ed Oliver, DT, Houston/ 1st round grade

8. Devin Bush, LB. Michigan/ 1st round grade

7. Noah Fant, TE, Iowa/ 1st round grade

6. Josh Allen, Edge, Kentucky/ 1st round grade

5. TJ Hockenson, TE, Iowa/ 1st round grade

4. Brian Burns, Edge, Florida State/ 1st round grade

3. Devin White, LB, LSU/ 1st round grade

2. Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama/ 1st round grade

1. Nick Bosa, Edge, Ohio State/ 1st round grade