Nate's Mock Draft 4.0 - Seven Rounds
1. Cincinnati Bengals - Joe Burrow, QB, LSU - Barring some unforeseen draft day event, Burrow will be swapping the yellow-and-purple tiger stripes of LSU for the orange-and-black of the Bengals. This is also perfect as Burrow is from the state of Ohio, putting his new home just over 2-and-a-half hours away from where he grew up. From a fourth-or-fifth, or even a seventh round draft grade a year ago to the consensus first overall selection in the NFL draft, Burrow had one heck of a past year. He has the body size and ability to be the next great NFL quarterback. I still think there’s red flags across his game, but let’s hope he proves me wrong.
Previous Pick: Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
2. Washington - Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State - Just as sure as I am that Joe Burrow will be the first overall pick, I’m just as sure that Chase Young will be the second overall pick. This is a pick you don’t trade out of, unless someone is giving you their franchise to do so. We’ve seen time-and-time again how important a devastating pass rush is for success in the NFL. Young can step in to any team and instantly take their pass rush from mediocre to above average, he’s that good. In comparison to his former teammate who was also a second overall selection, Nick Bosa, Young is more athletic, just not as polished. Give him some time and Young will be a consensus Defensive-Player-of-the-Year candidate year-in-and-year-out.
Previous Pick: Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State
3. Detroit Lions - Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson - For the past two mock drafts, I’ve projected the Lions to take Jeffrey Okudah out of Ohio State with the third overall selection. That could still be the case but the more I’ve thought about it, the more I think they go a different route. I really wanted to project Derrick Brown here as Matt Patricia has yet to have his inside presence that has been a staple of his success during his time in New England, but as weak as the overall defense is, the pick has to be Simmons. Simmons instantly makes the team better as a whole due to his versatility. He can probably play every position of the defensive side of the ball at an elite level. He’s 6-4 (93rd percentile), has a 39” vertical (92nd percentile), posted an 11’ broad jump (98th percentile) and has 4.39 40-yard (99th percentile.) This guy was made in a lab. Patricia would love to get his hands on this guy.
Previous Pick: Jeffrey Okudah, CB, Ohio State
4. New York Giants - Jedrick Wills Jr., OT, Alabama - The top of this offensive tackle class is too hard to rank. In this final edition of the mock draft I’m going Wills as the best option for a team that is desperate for some offensive line help. The Nate Solder experiment didn’t go well but he could serve as a decent right tackle as Wills slides into the left side of the ball. Daniel Jones was the most hit quarterback a year ago and only played 13 games. If you take Jones’ and Eli Mannings’ numbers combined for the 2019 season, they would have been the seventh most sacked and eight most hurried quarterback as well. Jones has proven that he’s the guy of the future so the team now needs to protect him. You can’t succeed and avoid injury in the NFL with being hit that much.
Previous Pick: Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson
5. Miami Dolphins - Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon - There’s been rumblings for some time that the Dolphins prefer Justin Herbert over the once favored Tua Tagovailoa. At first, I didn’t think that could be true, but the more time has passed, I think it's 100-percent a possibility. Justin Herbert is the next Josh Allen. A mountainous man at 6’6” and 238 pounds. He also has a rocket for an arm and is the best deep ball thrower in this draft. His inconsistencies come with accuracy in the short game. On top of the throwing power, the athleticism is there. He has 4.68 40-yard speed and moves with grace. He was the Senior Bowl MVP. He’s been the gravitational pull at all off-season events. NFL executives love this guy and it’s time we all got on board.
Previous Pick: Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
6. Los Angeles Chargers - Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama - I don’t think the Chargers have intentions in drafting a quarterback in the first round but if Tua is to fall to them at six, I don’t think they can pass it up. I don’t think the team does the same if it were to be Herbert however. Tua brings a sense of revitalization to the franchise and will help draw fans and crowds to compete with the Rams in Los Angeles. A lot of Tua’s slide has to do with team’s inabilities to bring him in for a full medical due to the Covid-19 situation. He claims to be healthy, but a football player will say anything to get out onto the field. Also, the Chargers have been adamant that they’ll start Tyrod Taylor. This allows Tua to be an injury redshirt.
Previous Pick: Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville
7. Carolina Panthers - Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn - I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, Derrick Brown is one of the most underrated players in this entire draft. The Panthers get their guy due to this and they could not be happier. Taking a glance at who would anchor their defensive line at this point, you wouldn’t be too impressed. Heck, their entire defensive front is rather poor, outside of Kawann Short who is 31 years-old. Brown is as good as a defensive line prospect as you’ll find. Heavy hands, explosive, strong, in a sense, perfect.
Previous Pick: Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn
8. Arizona Cardinals - Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa - Kyler Murray was sacked 48 times a year ago, tied for third most in the league. Tristan Wirfs and Jedrick Wills Jr. are neck-and-neck as the draft’s best tackle prospects. After adding DeAndre Hopkins there is no need for the team to take a receiver anymore so protecting their franchise quarterback is a must.
Previous Pick: Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
9. Jacksonville Jaguars - Jeffrey Okudah, CB, Ohio State - The Jaguars are ecstatic if this is a possibility at nine. Okudah is the consensus top corner in the draft and rightfully so. However, I believe due to the weak top of the position, his value gets overblown. He is a lockdown cornerback and will be just fine at the next level. I just don’t think he’s a top five talent. Anyhow, the Jaguars need to replace Jalen Ramsey and this is how they do that.
Previous Pick: Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
10. Cleveland Browns - Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia - There’s no doubt in my mind that the Browns will be taking an offensive tackle with the tenth overall pick. It just depends on what order the top guys fall before they get to pick. Baker Mayfield was tied for the least amount of time-in-the-pocket a year ago, was the fourth most hurried quarterback and was tied as the ninth most sacked quarterback. Baker obviously struggled a year ago and that was due to the poor play of his offensive line.
Previous Pick: Jedrick Wills Jr., OT, Alabama
11. New York Jets - Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama - Plot twist. Ruggs is the first receiver off the board. This could all just be the Jets blowing smoke with their reports of being in love with Ruggs. I can see Ruggs being the best receiver in this draft. He comes with world class speed, running 4.27 at the draft combine. It is obvious that the Jets are in desperate need of receivers after Robby Anderson left town and brought in the likes of Breshard Perriman. Anyhow, Sam Darnold would be a happy man if he gets to throw the ball to Ruggs. We’ve seen how the game has gravitated towards players like Ruggs.
Previous Pick: Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
12. Las Vegas Raiders - Jordan Love, QB, Utah State - Jon Gruden has never really had a hand-picked and personally-mentored quarterback in his coaching career. We know he’s a veteran quarterback guy, but he has that in Marcus Mariota and Derek Carr, which allows Love to sit and learn for a season or two. I know I probably shouldn’t say it, but Love is Mahomes-esk in his play style. He’s athletic and makes the impossible happen. He also has a cannon for an arm. Ignore his 2019 college tape as he lost his running back, receivers, offensive line and coaching staff. His 2018 tape is phenomenal. If one guy can get the most out of him, it’s Gruden.
Previous Pick: Jordan Love, QB, Utah State
13. San Francisco 49ers via Indianapolis Colts - Mekhi Becton, OT. Louisville - The consensus is that the 49ers will take a wide receiver here, that is if they don’t trade the pick away. However, Joe Staley is 35 years-old and entering the end of his career. Justin Skule is a serviceable option but for a team that relies on running the ball or creative play calling, a dominant offensive line is crucial. There isn’t much that we can take away from the NFL Draft Combine that helps us project future success in the NFL. What does corolorate for offensive tackles in 40-yard-dash times and arm length. Becton went 5.1 at 6-foot-7 and 364 pounds, insane. He also has 35 ⅝” arms. Both are obviously elite, especially for his size.
Previous Pick: Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida - I cannot keep mocking the draft’s second best cornerback to the Buccaneers, who are in a world of hurt for some secondary help. Henderson, in my opinion, is a top ten talent. He’s a lock down corner with great height and length at 6’1”. He also comes with sub 4.4 40-yard dash speed. He’ll need to improve in tackling at the next level but he’s a great talent nonetheless.
Previous Pick: C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida
15. Denver Broncos - Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama - I also keep projecting the Broncos to draft one of the top wide receivers in this class. I just love the possibility of giving Drew Lock a receiving trio of Jeudy, Courtland Sutton and Noah Fant. They could also very well go offensive line or secondary here. Jeudy is my favorite receiver prospect of this draft. Why may you ask? Route running. Route running is a skill that can’t be taught and Jeudy does it better than any other prospect of the last 40 years. You have your go-up-and get it receiver in Sutton, your big tight-end to play over the middle in Fant and now your elite route runner that will always be open. A quarterback’s dream.
Previous Pick: CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
16. Atlanta Falcons - K’Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU - This is another pick I can’t stop projecting. I love the fit here. Chaisson is the draft’s best edge rusher outside of Young. He’s had his fair share of injuries already with an ACL and ankle injury that have limited his college time. He still managed to prove he’s a first round talent despite this. We don’t have a 40-yard-dash speed on him but he plays fast and explosive. He’s also long and agile. He’s your ideal NFL edge rusher.
Previous Pick: K’Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU
17. Dallas Cowboys - Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama - Here’s another pick that’s maintained steady across several of my mock drafts. McKinney to the Cowboys is ideal. Byron Jones has recently left town, leaving a major hole in that defense. I think it’s a bit too early for one of the next cornerbacks so the Cowboys address another major need and that’s safety. They do have Ha-Ha Clinton Dix but opposite him they really have nothing. McKinney is as good of a safety prospect as you’ll find. McKinney plays the entire field and does so at an elite level. We know how well Alabama produces secondary talent. McKinney is the next great one.
Previous Pick: Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
18. Miami Dolphins via Pittsburgh Steelers - Josh Jones, OT, Houston - With taking Justin Herbert with their first pick, the Dolphins need to make sure they can protect the new face of their franchise. They need to assure that their offensive line is up to par and that’s where the 6-foot-5, 319 player prospect comes into play. I don’t think that Jones is far off of the “big four” in terms of offensive tackle prospects in this draft.
Previous Pick: Josh Jones, OT, Houston
19. Oakland Raiders via Chicago Bears - CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma - The Raiders got their quarterback with their first pick and now get a big weapon to throw to. Lamb is the best in this draft in going up and getting the football, which is ideal for a young quarterback who has some accuracy inconsistencies in college. Many believe Lamb is the best receiver in this draft, and there really is no right or wrong answer to that. If you’re looking for an in-the-air playmaker, he’s your guy. The Raiders have lacked a big time receiver for a few seasons, since they traded Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys.
Previous Pick: Henry Ruggs III
20. Jacksonville Jaguars via Los Angeles Rams - Javon Kinlaw, DT, Jacksonville - The once feared Jaguars’ defense is far from that at this point. Marcel Dareus remains a free agent and is unlikely to remain with the team. Yannick Ngakoue is distraught and doesn’t want to be in Jacksonville anymore. Kinlaw comes in as a versatile defensive linemen that can play anywhere across the defensive front. This is ideal for a team looking to fill multiple holes with little to no cap.
Previous Pick: Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina
21. Philadelphia Eagles - Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU - This is also a pick I love too much to change. Jefferson is simply a baller, making all of the catches needed to be a competent NFL receiver. The Eagles’ receiving corp is pretty much non-existent at this point so it’s nearly a forgone conclusion that they’ll look to add a receiver with the 21st overall selection. Jefferson is unlike the other receivers in the class who each do one thing extremely well. Jefferson does everything well.
Previous Pick: Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU
22. Minnesota Vikings via Buffalo Bills - Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE, Penn State - Everson Griffin has left the team, who played 78-percent of defensive snaps for the team a year ago. Gross-Matos looks the part of an NFL edge rusher. He can do it with his hand in the ground as well as standing up. He’s a bit on the raw side, but that’s alright, the Vikings have a sense for developing and getting the most out of their defensive talents.
Previous Pick: Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU
23. New England Patriots - Patrick Queen, LB, LSU - There have been reports that the Patriots are so intrigued with Jalen Hurts that they could take him as early as the 23rd pick. I think that’s a bit high. Maybe they’ll trade back to the early second round and try to snag him. Anyhow, sitting at 23rd, they’ll look to go with the best inside linebacker on the board and that’s Queen. He has 4.5 40-yard speed which allows him to play sideline to sideline. Queen is the perfect Patriots’ selection.
Previous Pick: Patrick Queen, LB, LSU
24. New Orleans Saints - Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU - The Saints could use a running mate for Marshon Lattimore. Fulton is a patient corner who reads the ball extremely well. He’s not the most athletic or long corner, but his understanding of the game and how play’s develop cannot be taught. Playing opposite one of the league’s best is ideal for a player like Fulton.
Previous Pick: Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
25. Minnesota Vikings - Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama - Out with one Diggs and in with another. That’s how the saying goes, right? That’s what would happen if the Vikings opted to draft Trevon Diggs out of Alabama after trading his older brother Stefon to the Buffalo Bills. Diggs is one of the more interesting secondary prospects in this draft due to his elite level length. The Vikings need to replace Xavier Rhodes.
Previous Pick: Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
26. Miami Dolphins via Houston Texans - Antonie Winfield Jr., S, Minnesota - The Dolphins released Reshard Jones this off-season, allowing an opening for Winfield to come into the team. I like the direction this Dolphins team is going, especially if they’re able to pair the likes of new signing Byron Jones with Winfield. Winfield is a bit undersized but he plays bigger than he is, just like his father did for well over a decade in this league. He’s the definition of a ballhawk and has a three-foot vertical. He can even play slot corner.
Previous Pick: Antonie Winfield Jr., S, Minnesota
27. Seattle Seahawks - Ross Blacklock, DT, TCU - Blacklock is one of the draft’s best kept secrets. The Seahawks lost several key pieces of its defensive line and was unable to put it back together due to cap reasons. This is where Blacklock comes into play. The Seahawks use a base 4-3 defense and right now, I’m not sure they have two defensive tackles to put on the field. Blacklock is an extremely explosive and powerful athlete. He constantly pushes interior offensive linemen into the quarterback. This is one heck of a pick by the Seahawks as they look to piece together their defense.
Previous Pick: AJ Epenesa, EDGE, Iowa
28. Baltimore Ravens - Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma - Inside linebacker is by far the biggest need of the Baltimore Ravens. There is a fair debate between Murray and Patrick Queen on who is the draft’s best option. Murray ran a 4.52 40-yard-dash at the NFL combine, just 0.02 seconds slower than Queen. He too has sideline-to-sideline speed. You can’t go wrong with either player. The Ravens would love to have either of the two.
Previous Pick: Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma
29. Tennessee Titans - A.J. Epenesa, EDGE, Iowa - The Titans really need to address their pass rush. Epenesa is not your new-age pass rusher who hits the corner with speed and finesse. He’s more of a come-at-you type of pass rusher that’s going to push you out of the way in-route to the quarterback. This is a great value pick anyway you look at it.
Previous Pick: Yetus Gross-Matos, EDGE, Penn State
30. Green Bay Packers - Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson - Think of this. Ball magnet Davante Adams on one side and 6’4” deep threat Tee Higgins on the other. This is what Aaron Rodgers has been looking for for a long time. The Packers are running out of time and their window is getting smaller and smaller every passing year. They need to do what’s right and give Rodgers some weapons to succeed.
Previous Pick: Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State
31. San Francisco 49ers - Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State - As I have the 49ers not going receiver with the 13th overall pick, they look to add their offensive weapon with pick 31. Aiyuk fits Kyle Shanahan’s system very well. In terms of yards-after-the-catch, Aiyuk is the best in the draft. We all know how creative Shanahan is in getting the ball into the hands of his playmakers. Imagine Aiyuk in that system.
Previous Pick: Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU
32. Kansas City Chiefs - D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia - The Chiefs can go any way with this pick but I think they’ll scoop up the draft’s best running back. The Chiefs’ offense was virtually unstoppable a year ago even without much of a running game. This team is only better with a running game, which is scary to think that they could add an elite back via the draft.
Previous Pick: A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson
33. Cincinnati Bengals - Terrell Lewis, EDGE, Alabama - If you’ve been following these mock drafts, you know I love Lewis. He’s got the length, agility and strength to be an elite pass rusher at the next level. He needs some polishing on the edge however.
Previous Pick: Zack Baun, EDGE, Wisconsin
34. Indianapolis Colts via Washington - Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor - Mims is 6-foot-3 and has 4.38 40-yard speed. This is ideal to place next to the 5-foot-10 T.Y. Hilton. The Colts’ receiving corps beyond Hilton is pretty much non-existent.
Previous Pick: Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor
35. Detroit Lions - A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson - With the Lions going Isaiah Simmons in the first round, they need to address the hole that was left behind when they traded Darius Slay to the Eagles. Terrell is a first round talent, so getting him early in the second is ideal. Terrell comes with good length and 4.42 40-yard speed.
Previous Pick: D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia
36. New York Giants - Zack Baun, LB/EDGE, Wisconsin - Unlike most mocks, I had the Giants go offensive line with their first pick so they must address their defense in the second round. Baun is the best player available in my opinion. He can play inside or outside linebacker. He’s a very good pass rusher as well. He’s more of a come-at-you pass rusher.
Previous Pick: Terrell Lewis, EDGE, Alabama
37. Los Angeles Chargers - Austin Jackson, OT, USC - The Chargers got their new face in Tua and now, they need to address one of the league’s worst offensive lines. Jackson has 5.07 40-yard speed at 6’5” and 322 pounds.
Previous Pick: Austin Jackson, OT, USC
38. Carolina Panthers - Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn - Igbinoghene could very well be gone by this point. He has sub 4.5 40-yard speed. Although he’s 5-foot-10, he has over a three-foot vertical. I believe him to be a bit overrated and if the Panthers go Brown and Igbinoghene with their first two picks, they’re rebuilding their defense in the right way.
Previous Pick: Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia
39. Miami Dolphins - J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State - The only runningback on the Dolphins’ roster with any form of value is Jordan Howard. Howard is only in his fifth season and is 25 years old, but did miss six games a year ago. Dobbins is the complete package of a runningback. A Howard-Dobbins duo would be a dangerous one.
Previous Pick: Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
40. Houston Texans via Arizona Cardinals - Neville Gallimore, DT, Oklahoma - Gallimore is kind of a blank slate and can be molded by whichever team takes him. You’re getting a player who will give 110-percent on every single play. He’s an elite athlete as well that possesses above-average snap reactions.
Previous Pick: Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado
41. Cleveland Browns - Grant Delpit, S, LSU - Delpit has first round talent but due to his struggle in the tackling part of the game, he’s fallen to the second round. He tracks and plays the ball very well. He’s a true ballhawk. Hopefully he learns to not be afraid to tackle.
Previous Pick: Grant Delpit, S, LSU
42. Jacksonville Jaguars - Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin - This pick kind of depends on if the Jaguars trade Leonard Fournette. I think a deal gets done and Fournette leaves town. This would open up a spot for anyone who is drafted to start right away as there is essentially no one else on the roster behind Fournette. Even if Fournette is on the roster, he’s missed 12 games over his first three seasons.
Previous Pick: Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn
43. Chicago Bears via Las Vegas Raiders - Cesar Ruiz, C/OG, Michigan - Ruiz has made his way to the draft’s best interior offensive line prospect. His first step is unmatched in this draft and with that comes quick hands. The Bears are getting a starting interior linemen for many years to come.
Previous Pick: Lloyd Cushberry III, C/OG, LSU
44. Indianapolis Colts - Jacob Eason, QB, Washington - This Colts’ team is one built around quarterbacks like Andrew Luck and Philip Rivers, not Jacoby Brissett. Rivers is on a one year deal so the Colts need to look to the future. Eason could be that guy. Elite level arm and the type of pocket presence you can’t teach. Being 6-foot-6 and 231 pounds also helps.
Previous Pick: Neville Gallimore, DT, Oklahoma
45. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia - Tom Brady is used to playing behind an elite offensive line in New England. What he’s getting in Tampa is far from that. The Bucs must address the issue and draft the best possible lineman here.
Previous Pick: Curtis Weaver, EDGE, Boise State
46. Denver Broncos - Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah - Chris Harris Jr. has left the team to join the Los Angeles Chargers. The Broncos did bring in A.J. Bouye but opposite him, there isn’t much to write home about. Johnson has the physical and athletic traits to be a starting corner in the NFL.
Previous Pick: Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise State
47. Atlanta Falcons - Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia - I’ve been a Bryce Hall fan for a long time now. This is in part to do with his ideal length, height and weight. He’s a very good press coverage corner. The Falcons need a lot of help on defense and after going edge rusher in round one, they get their corner of the future in the second.
Previous Pick: Julian Okwara, EDGE, Notre Dame
48. New York Jets - Lloyd Cushenberry III, C/OG, LSU - The Jets passed on one of the “big four” tackles in the first round to get the receiver of their choice. Now they get the choice to grab one of the best inside linemen in the draft. Cushenberry has what it takes to be a starting center or guard in the NFL.
Previous Pick: Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU
49. Pittsburgh Steelers - Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma - Here’s one of my favorite picks of this mock draft thus far. Reports suggest that the Steelers and Patriots are both high on Hurts. The Steelers just get to the draft podium first. It seems like every off-season is going to be Ben Roethlisberger’s last. The Steelers need to get his replacement on the roster and that can be Hurts.
Previous Pick: Jacob Eason, QB, Washington
50. Chicago Bears - Jeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois - Chinn is one of the most interesting players of this entire draft. He’s been deemed the “poor man’s Isaiah Simmons.” Chinn is 6-foot-3 with 4.45 40-yard speed. He can play safety, linebacker and even slot corner at the next level. Any team would love to get a hold of this guy.
Previous Pick: Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
51. Dallas Cowboys - Julian Okwara, EDGE, Notre Dame - If there’s one word we can use to describe Okwara, its “lanky.” He’s extremely long and extremely athletic. Those are two factors you really want in your NFL edge rusher.
Previous Pick: Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State
52. Los Angeles Rams - Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State - Dantzler’s arguably two greatest games last year were against Alabama and LSU. He’s a long cornerback with explosive athleticism, which can be dated back to when he was a long-jump champion in high school.
Previous Pick: J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State
53. Philadelphia Eagles - Akeem Davis-Gaither, LB, Appalachian State - Davis-Gaither is a little undersized but you can ignore that. He plays best against the run as he anticipates the ball carrier very well. He’s very active and is always on the move looking to make a play on defense. He’s a stat sheet filler.
Previous Pick: Ashtyn Davis, S, California
54. Buffalo Bills - Darrell Taylor, EDGE, Tennessee - Taylor is literally a statue, a man made out of marble. An NFL executive took a chisel, a block of stone and made Taylor. He’s got the physical traits to be an NFL edge rusher.
Previous Pick: Josh Uche, EDGE, Michigan
55. Baltimore Ravens via New England Patriots - Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise State - Cleveland is an athletic lineman that has the ability to make all blocks across the line. He’s 6-foot-6, 311 pounds and ran a 4.93 40-yard-dash. His strong suit is arguably his center of gravity.
Previous Pick: Jonathan Greenard, EDGE, Florida
56. Miami Dolphins via New Orleans Saints - Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU - The Dolphins need to add a new weapon for Herbert. Reagor is a burner. He ran a 4.47 at the combine but is much faster than that. He was unable to fully show what he is capable of at TCU due to the lack of a true quarterback. Imagine catching the deep ball from Herbert.
Previous Pick: Michael Pittman Jr., WR, USC
57. Los Angeles Rams via Houston Texans - Jonathan Greenard, EDGE, Florida - When you talk about first people in and last people to leave, you have to mention Greenard. The dude is a grinder. He plays quick, explosive and loose football, but still plays with a very high football IQ. He’s such a unique player.
Previous Pick: Prince Tega Wanogho
58. Minnesota Vikings - Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado - The Vikings need to replace Stefon Diggs. Shenault is no Diggs, but he is a capable replacement. He’s fast, strong and has sure hands. If he can improve his route running, the Vikings could have found themselves a steal.
Previous Pick: Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia
59. Seattle Seahawks - Marlon Davidson, EDGE, Auburn - The Seahawks continue to rebuild their defensive line via the draft by taking Davidson. Davidson offers defensive versatility which is ideal for a team with many holes to fill across its defensive front. He can play standing up or with his hand in the ground.
Previous Pick: Netane Muti, OG, Fresno State
60. Baltimore Ravens - Michael Pittman Jr., WR, USC - The Ravens need to give Lamar Jackson some more targets to throw to. There’s no doubt that teams will start zoning in on him more this year with a full season of tape. Hollywood Brown is injury prone and the team is waiting for Miles Boykin to take a step. Pittman has the NFL in his blood and is a sure handed receiver that can help catch the inaccurate passes of Lamar.
Previous Pick: Tyler Biadasz, OG, Wisconsin
61. Tennessee Titans - Ashtyn Davis, S, California - The Titans have plenty of defensive holes despite appearing in the AFC Championship game. Davis has fantastic recovery speed which rarely allows him to be beat. The best part of his game is that he is a late comer to the game and is still developing and getting better.
Previous Pick: Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame
62. Green Bay Packers - Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame - The Packers’ defense was oddly the better of it and the offense for the first time in a long time. Therefore the team needs to hone in on it’s offense and continue to add weapons. Aaron Rodgers hasn’t had a real tight-end in his career. Now he’ll get the best one of the draft.
Previous Pick: Damon Arnette, CB, Ohio State
63. Kansas City Chiefs via San Francisco 49ers - Amik Robertson, CB, Louisiana Tech - We need to look past Robertson’s 5-foot-8 size. Despite his small size, he still recorded 14 career interceptions. He has elite ball anticipation and instincts. He brings stuff to the game that can’t be taught.
Previous Pick: Cam Akers, RB, Florida State
64. Seattle Seahawks via Kansas City Chiefs - Lucas Niang, OT, TCU - Another season, another off-season of projecting an offensive tackle early to the Seahawks. Wilson was the second most sacked quarterback a year ago, as he continues to remain a top the stat year-in-and-year-out.
Previous Pick: Ross Blacklock, DT, TCU
65. Cincinnati Bengals - John Simpson, G, Clemson 66. Washington - Robert Hunt, OT, Louisiana-Lafayette 67. Detroit Lions - Jordan Elliott, DT, Missouri 68. New York Jets via New York Giants - Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn 69. Carolina Panthers - Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Iowa 70. Miami Dolphins - Matt Hennessey, C/OG, Temple 71. Los Angeles Chargers - Matt Peart, OT, Connecticut 72. Arizona Cardinals - Troy Dye, LB, Oregon 73. Jacksonville Jaguars - KJ Hamler, WR, Penn State 74. Cleveland Browns - Logan Wilson, LB, Wyoming 75. Indianapolis Colts - Adam Trautman, TE, Dayton 76. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU 77. Denver Broncos - Shaahdiq Charles, OT, LSU 78. Atlanta Falcons - Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama 79. New York Jets - Zabari Zuniga, EDGE, Florida 80. Las Vegas Raiders - Javaris Davis, CB, Auburn 81. Las Vegas Raiders via Chicago Bears - Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir-Rhyne 82. Dallas Cowboys - Damien Lewis, OG, LSU 83. Denver Broncos via Pittsburgh Steelers - Tyre Phillips, OG, Mississippi State 84. Los Angeles Rams - Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina 85. Detroit Lions via Philadelphia Eagles - Cam Akers, RB, Florida State 86. Buffalo Bills - AJ Dillion, RB, Boston College 87. New England Patriots - Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia 88. New Orleans Saints - Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame 89. Minnesota Vikings - Justin Madubuike, DT, Texas A&M 90. Houston Texans - Ben Bartch, OT, St. John's (MN) 91. Las Vegas Raiders via Seattle Seahawks - Leki Fotu, DT, Utah 92. Baltimore Ravens - Anfernee Jennings, EDGE, Alabama 93. Tennessee Titans - Gabriel Davis, WR, UCF 94. Green Bay Packers - Josh Uche, LB/EDGE, Michigan 95. Denver Broncos via San Francisco 49ers - Malik Harrison, LB, Ohio State 96. Kansas City Chiefs - Nick Harris, C/OG, Washington 97. Cleveland Browns via Houston Texans - Alex Taylor, OT, South Carolina State 98. New England Patriots - Harrison Bryant, TE, Florida Atlantic 99. New York Giants - Van Jefferson, WR, Florida 100. New England Patriots - Shane Lemiuex, OG, Oregon 101. Seattle Seahawks - Keith Ismael, C/OG, San Diego State 102. Pittsburgh Steelers - Cameron Clarke, OG, Charlotte 103. Philadelphia Eagles - Dane Jackson, CB, Pittsburgh 104. Los Angeles Rams - Jordan Brooks, LB, Texas Tech 105. Minnesota Vikings - Julian Blackmon, S, Utah 106. Baltimore Ravens - Zack Moss, RB, Utah
107. Cincinnati Bengals - Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR, Liberty 108. Washington - Jared Pinkney, TE, Vanderbilt 109. Detroit Lions - Curtis Weaver, EDGE, Boise State 110. New York Giants - Terrell Burgess, S, Utah 111. Houston Texans via Miami Dolphims - Kevin Dotson, G, Louisiana-Lafayette 112. Los Angeles Chargers - Yasir Durant, OT, Missouri 113. Carolina Panthers - Antonio Gibson, WR, Memphis 114. Arizona Cardinals - James Lynch, DE, Baylor 115. Cleveland Browns - Benito Jones, DT, Mississippi 116. Jacksvonille Jaguars - Josiah Scott, CB, Michigan State 117. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - K'von Wallace, S, Clemson 118. Denver Broncos - Larrell Murchison, DT, North Carolina State 119. Atlanta Falcons - Eno Benjamin, RB, Arizona State 120. New York Jets - Jason Strowbridge, DE, North Carolina 121. Miami Dolphins - Trevis Gipson, DE, Tulsa 122. Indianapolis Colts - Hakeem Adeniji, OG, Kansas 123. Dallas Cowboys - Troy Pride, CB, Notre Dame 124. Pittsburgh Steelers - Davon Hamilton, DT, Ohio State 125. New England Patriots via Chicago Bears - Alton Robinson, EDGE, Syracuse 126. Los Angeles Rams - Nick Coe, EDGE, Auburn 127. Philadelphia Eagles - J.R. Reid, S, Georgia 128. Buffalo Bills - Zane Lewis , CB, Air Force 129. Baltimore Ravens via New England Patriots - Khalili Davis, DT, Nebraska 130. New Orleans Saints - Willie Gay Jr., LB, Mississippi State 131. Arizona Cardinals via Houston Texans - Ben Bredeson, G, Michigan 132. Minnesota Vikings - Cohl Cabral, C/OG, Arizona State 133. Seattle Seahawks - Lynn Bowden, WR, Kentucky 134. Baltimore Ravens - Charlie Heck, OT, North Carolina 135. Pittsburgh Steelers via Tennessee Titans - Darrynton Evans, RB, Appalachian State 136. Green Bay Packers - Rashard Lawrence, DT, LSU 137. Jacksonville Jaguars via San Francisco 49ers - Alex Highsmith, EDGE, Charlotte 138. Kansas City Chiefs - Bradlee Anae, EDGE, Utah 139. New England Patriots via Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Jack Driscoll, OT, Auburn 140. Jacksonville Jaguars via Chicago Bears - Davion Taylor, LB, Colorado 141. Miami Dolphins - Darryl Williams, C/OG, Mississippi State 142. Washington - Isaiah Hodgins, WR, Oregon State 143. Atlanta Falcons via Baltimore Ravens - Colton Mckivitz, OT, West Virginia 144. Seattle Seahawks - Ke'shawn Vaughn, RB, Vanderbilt 145. Philadelphia Eagles - Bryce Huff, EDGE, Memphis 146. Philadelphia Eagles - Logan Sterbern, OG, Kentucky
147. Cincinnati Bengals - Cameron Brown, LB, Penn State 148. Washington - Darnay Holmes, CB, UCLA 149. Detroit Lions - Devin Duvernay, WR, Texas 150. New York Giants - Derek Tuszka, EDGE, North Dakota State 151. Los Angeles Chargers - Anthony Mcfarland, RB, Maryland 152. Carolina Panthers - Markus Bailey, LB, Purdue 153. Miami Dolphins - Trey Adams, OT, Washington 154. Miami Dolphins via Jacksonville Jaguars - Lavert Hill, CB, Michigan 155. Minnesota Vikings via Cleveland Browns - Jonah Jackson, OG, Ohio State 156. San Francisco 49ers via Denver Broncos - Stanford Samuels III, CB, Florida State 157. Jacksonville Jaguars via Atlanta Falcons - Mctelvin Agim, DT, Arkansas 158. New York Jets - Devin Asiasi, TE, UCLA 159. Las Vegas Raiders - Trishton Jackson, WR, Syracuse 160. Indianapolis Colts - Raequan Williams, DT, Michigan State 161. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Khalid Kareem, EDGE, Notre Dame 162. Seattle Seahawks via Pittsburgh Steelers - Antonie Brooks Jr., S, Maryland 163. Chicago Bears - K.J. Hill, WR, Ohio State 164. Dallas Cowboys - Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota 165. Jacksonville Jaguars via Los Angeles Rams - Deejay Dallas, RB, Miami 166. Detroit Lions via Philadelphia Eagles - L'Jarius Sneed, S, Louisiana Tech 167. Buffalo Bills - Isaiah Coulter, WR, Rhode Island 168. Philadelphia Eagles via New England Patriots - Nate Stanley, QB, Iowa 169. New Orleans Saints - Sean Pollard, C/OG, Clemson 170. Baltimore Ravens via Minnesota Vikings - Justin Strnad, LB, Wake Forrest 171. Houston Texans - Julian Good-Jones, OG, Iowa State 172. Detroit Lions via Seattle Seahawks - Broderick Washington, DT, Texas Tech 173. Miami Dolphins via Baltimore Ravens - Collin Johnson, WR, Texas 174. Tennessee Titans - Teair Tart, DT, Florida International 175. Green Bay Packers - John Reid, CB, Penn State 176. San Francisco 49ers - Tyler Clark, DT, Georgia 177. Kanasas City Chiefs - Jacob Phillips, LB, LSU 178. Denver Broncos - Quez Watkins, WR, Southern Mississippi 179. Dallas Cowboys - Colby Parkinson, TE, Stanford
180. Cincinnati Bengals- Terrence Steele, OT, Texas Tech 181. Denver Broncos via Washington - D.J. Wonnum, EDGE, South Carolina 182. Detroit Lions - Branden Bowen, OT, Ohio State 183. New York Giants - Chauncey Rivers, EDGE, Mississippi State 184. Carolina Panthers - Jon Runyan, OG, Michigan 185. Miami Dolphins - Kenny Willekes, DE, Michigan State 186. Los Angeles Chargers - Kalija Lipscomb, WR, Vanderbilt 187. Cleveland Browns via Arizona Cardinals - Quintez Cephus, WR, Wisconsin 188. Buffalo Bills via Cleveland Browns - Mike Onwenu, OG, Michigan 189. Jacksonville Jaguars - Hunter Bryant, TE, Washington 190. Philadelphia Eagles via Atlanta Falcons - Joshua Kelley, RB, UCLA 191. New York Jets - Donovan People-Jones, WR, Michigan 192. Green Bay Packers via Las Vegas Raiders - Kyle Murphy, OG, Rhode Island 193. Indianapolis Colts - Kyle Hinton, OG, Washburn 194. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Simon Stepaniak, OG, Indiana 195. New England Patriots via Denver Broncos - James Morgan, QB, Florida International 196. Chicago Bears - Kindle Victor, CB, Georgia Southern 197. Indianapolis Colts via Dallas Cowboys - Quartney Davis, WR, Texas A&M 198. Pittsburgh Steelers - Nick Kaltmayer, OT, Kansas City 199. Los Angeles Rams - Jonathan Garvis, EDGE, Miami 200. Chicago Bears via Philadelphia Eagles - Casey Toohill, EDGE, Stanford 201. Minnesota Vikings via Buffalo Bills - James Proche, WR, SMU 202. Arizona Cardinals via New England Patriots - Javon Leake, RB, Maryland 203. New Orleans Saints - Jake Luton, QB, Oregon State 204. New England Patriots via Houston Texans - A.J. Green, CB, Oklahoma State 205. Minnesota Vikings - Jared Hilbers, OT, Washington 206. Jacksonville Jaguars via Seattle Seahawks - Harrison Hand, CB, Temple 207. Buffalo Bills via Baltimore Ravens - Brycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue 208. Green Bay Packers via Tennessee Titans - Lamical Perine, RB, Florida 209. Green Bay Packers - Jake Benzinger, OT, Wake Forrest 210. San Francisco 49ers - Shaquille Quarterman, LB, Miami 211. New York Jets via Kansas City Chiefs - Michael Ojemudia, CB, Iowa 212. New England Patriots - Bravvion Roy, DT, Baylor 213. New England Patriots - Rico Dowdle, RB, South Carolina 214. Seattle Seahawks - Dalton Keene, TE, Virginia Tech
215. Cincinnati Bengals - Josiah Deguara, TE, Cincinnati 216. Washington - Jamycal Hastly, RB, Baylor 217. San Francisco 49ers via Detroit Lions - Calvin Throckmorton, OG, Oregon 218. New York Giants - Lamar Jackson, CB, Nebraska 219. Minnesota Vikings via Miami Dolphins - Anthony Gordon, QB, Washington State 220. Los Angeles Chargers - Kiante Hardin, CB, Penn State 221. Carolina Panthers - Jake Hanson, C/OG, Oregon 222. Arizona Cardinals - Kendall Hinton, WR, Wake Forrest 223. Jacksonville Jaguars - Tyler Huntley, QB, Utah 224. Tennessee Titans via Cleveland Browns - Victor Johnson, OT, Appalachian State 225. Baltimore Ravens via New York Jets - Joe Reed, WR, Virginia 226. Chicago Bears via Las Vegas Raiders - Scott Frantz, OT, Kansas State 227. Miami Dolphis via Indianapolis Colts - Reggie Robbinson II, CB, Tulsa 228. Atlanta Falcons via Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Evan Weaver, LB, California 229. Washington via Denver Broncos - Tremayne Archman, G, Clemson 230. New England Patriots via Atlanta Falcons - Tyler Simmons, WR, Georgia 231. Dallas Cowboys - Tyler Clark, DT, Georgia 232. Pittsburgh Steelers - Kameron Cline, DT, South Dakota State 233. Chicago Bears - Case Cookus, QB, Northern Arizona 234. Los Angeles Rams - Raymond Calais RB Louisianna-Lafayette 235. New England Patriots via Philadelphia Eagles - Lawrence Cager, WR, Georgia 236. Green Bay Packers via Buffalo Bills - Calvin Taylor Jr., DE, Kentucky 237. Denver Broncos via New England Patriots - Josh Metellus, S, Michigan 238. New York Giants via New Orleans Saints - Solomon Kindley, OG, Georgia 239. Buffalo Bills via Minnesota Vikings - John Penisini, DT, Baylor 240. Houston Texans - Isaiah Wright, WR, Temple 241. Tampa Bay Buccaneers via Seattle Seahawks - Omar Bayless, WR, Baylor 242. Green Bay Packers via Baltimore Ravens - Tyshun Render, EDGE, Middle Tennessee State 243. Tennessee Titans - Thaddeus Moss, TE, LSU 244. Cleveland Browns via Green Bay Packers - Zach Shackleford, C/OG, Texas 245. San Francisco 49ers - Drew Richmond, OG, USC 246. Miami Dolphins via Kansas City Chiefs - Giovanni Ricci, TE, Western Michigan 247. New York Giants - Scottie Phillips, RB, Mississippi 248. Houston Texans - Luq Barcoo, CB, San Diego State 249. Minnesota Vikings - Austin Edwards, DE, Ferris State 250. Houston Texans - Jared Mayden, S, Alabama 251. Miami Dolphins via Kansas City Chiefs - Joe Baiche, LB, Michigan State 252. Denver Broncos - Noah Togial, TE, Oregon State 253. Minnesota Vikings - Grayland Arnold, CB, Baylor 254. Denver Broncos - Patrick Taylor, RB, Memphis 255. New York Giants - Shea Patterson, QB, Michigan