1. (8) Drake London, WR, Alabama
2. (38) Arnold Ebiketie, DE, Penn State
2. (58) Troy Anderson, LB, Montana St
3. (78) Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati
3. (82) DeAngelo Malone, LB, Western Kentucky
5. (151) Tyler Allgeier, RB, BYU
6. (190) Justin Shaffer, OG, Georgia
6. (213) John Fitzpatrick, TE, Georgia
Ferris State QB Jared Bernhardt
Arizona WR Stanley Berryhill III
Iowa CB Matt Hankins
Michigan S Brad Hawkins
Central Connecticut WR Tyshaun James
Colorado LB Nate Landman
USC LB Kana'i Mauga
UC Davis DT Bryce Rodgers
Penn State DT Derrick Tangelo
London makes an interesting two towers of playmakers with TE Pitts. It fills a massive hole and he doesn't necessarily have to be the #1 receiving option; which perfectly suits him imo. Edge guys Ebiketie and Malone similarly fill massive holes and should improve the pass rush to a degree.
LB Anderson's skillset ideally fits the scheme although you could argue it was a bit of a luxury pick. That said, given the board, it's appears like a solid pick up, especially if nickel safety snaps are in his future. RB Allgiere is a solid mid round banger that is a likely upgrade over Mike Davis.
QB Ridder is a shot in the dark and ostensibly could be the long term QB but in all likelihood, the Falcons will be picking at the top of the draft next season and find a more highly rated long term answer. But anything is possible and Ridder has the tools to outplay his draft position.
Georgia guys OG Shaffer and Fitzpatrick are really good late finds that I'll wager will stick and contribute in the future. Of the UDFA's I was higher on LB's Landman and Mauga. Both are athletically challenged but football smart that flash playmaking ability.
2. (33) Logan Hall, DT, Houston
2. (57) Luke Goedeke, OG, Texas A&M
3. (91) Rachaad White, RB, Arizona St
4. (106) Cade Otton, TE, Washington
4. (133) Jake Camarda, P, Georgia
5. (157) Zyon McCollum, CB, Sam Houston St
6. (218) Ko Kieft, TE, Minnesota
7. (248) Andre Anthony, LB, LSU
Old Dominion LB Jordan Young
Ball State OL Curtis Blackwell
Arkansas State LB Joe “JoJo” Ozougwu
River Falls TE Ben Beise
Texas Tech WR Kaylon Geiger
Utah State WR Deven Thompkins
Rutgers LB Olakunie Fatukasi
UNC CB Kyler McMichael
Clemson S Nolan Turner
Montana OT Dylan Cook
Western Kentucky WR Jereth Sterns
Memphis LB JJ Russell
South Dakota State CB Don Gardner
Predictable, solid, if not unspectacular draft from the Bucs. DT Hall and OG Goedeke fill need spots and should eventually work in as starters. Neither has particularly high ceilings but project as decent players.
I liked RB White more than most and think he's a solid change of pace for Fournette and the eventual 3 down starter. TE Otton is another plug and play guy that is well rounded and should start at some point. P Camarda fills a need and will start. CB McCollum is a good mid round talent that I'll wager will contribute early.
TE Kieft and LB Anthony are practice squad guys. UDFA WR Thompkins is a blur and could be a steal if he develops some chemistry with Brady.
1. (6) Ikem Ekwonu, OT, NC State
3. (94) Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss
4. (120) Brandon Smith, LB, Penn State
6. (189) Amare Barno, LB, Florida
6. (199) Cade Mays, OG, Tennessee
7. (242) Kalon Barnes, CB, Baylor
TE Josh Babicz, North Dakota State
QB Davis Cheek, Elon
LB Isaiah Graham-Mobley, Boston College
S Drew Hartlaub, Penn State
WR Ra'Shaun Henry, Virginia
WR Talolo Limu-Jones, Eastern Washington
RB John Lovett, Penn State
DT Marquan McCall, Kentucky
LB Arron Mosby, Fresno State
WR Andrew Parchment, Florida State
WR Charleston Rambo, Miami
LB Khalan Tolson, Illinois
WR Derek Wright, Utah State
Panthers worked through about as no win a scenario as possible, about as well as anyone could have. With the Sam Darnold situation literally blowing up in their face but entering into this draft without a worthy QB prospect to take inside the top 5, they went ahead and hit their glaring hole at LT. Ekwonu is an explosive offensive lineman but needs technique refinement to become a stud pass protector.
QB Corral at one point was the guy I figured the Panthers wanted at #6. He's a boom/bust prospect but worth a look in the 3rd, where they traded up to get him. From a tools perspective, he's one of the most talented prospects in this class.
LB's Smith, Barno and CB Barnes are all top tier athletes but not good football players. Coaching could unlock their potential but there's substantial risk with all three. OG Mays had a terrible senior week but flashes on film.
UDFA DT McCall was one of my sleepers. He's massive and lacks body control but is especially quick off the snap.
1. (11) Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State
1. (19) Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa
2. (49) Alontae Taylor, CB, Tennessee
5. (161) D'Marco Jackson, LB, Appalachian St
6. (194) Jordan Jackson, DT, Air Force
DB DaMarcus Fields
DB Vincent Gray, Michigan
DB Jack Koerner, Iowa
S Smoke Monday, Auburn
LB Joel Dublanko, Cincinnati
LB Isaiah Pryor, Notre Dame
LB Nephi Sewell, Utah
OL Sage Doxtater, New Mexico State
OL Lewis Kidd, Montana State
OL Derek Schweiger, Iowa State
OL Eric Wilson, Penn State
K John Parker Romo, Virginia Tech
P Daniel Whelan, UC-Davis
RB Abram Smith, Baylor
TE Lucas Krull, Pittsburgh
WR Rashid Shaheed, Weber State
WR Dai'Jean Dixon, Nicholls State
Would it be a stretch to say the Saints coveted WR Chris Olave more than any other team? Tough to say but they burned a ton of draft capital to ensure he became a Saint. I'm not certain Olave is even a #1 WR candidate. Is it possible a factor in their evaluation was the team's shaky relationship with alum Micheal Thomas....whether regarding it as a potential loss or a potential salvage?
In short, while WR was an obvious position need, I view Olave as more of a situational guy then a potential #1 WR and the Saints traded multiple picks for him including next year's 1st.
OT Penning has the skill set to be a franchise LT but isn't there yet, technically or mentally imo. CB Taylor I considered more of a safety and more of a mid round prospect. He's highly athletic and physical but lacks a lot of precision.
LB Jackson's a solid mid round get and should become a quality depth guy. I can't speak on Air Force's Jackson. Among the UDFA's I liked Pitt's Krull and feel like he ought to stick.