1. (8) Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas
2. (38) Matt Bergeron, OT, Syracuse
3. (75) Zach Harrison, DE, Ohio St
4. (113) Clark Phillips, CB, Utah
7. (224) DeMarcco Hellams, S, Alabama
7. (225) Jovaughn Gwyn, OG, South Carolina
Keilahn Harris, WR, Oklahoma Baptist
Chase Brice, QB, Appalachian State
Justin Marshall, WR, Buffalo
Carlos Washington, RB, Southeastern Louisiana
Matthew Trickett, K, Minnesota
Ikenna Enechukwu, EDGE, Rice
Jacob Gall, OL, Baylor
I think GM Terry Fontenot is trying to set the table for the team moving forward while recognizing they don't have a centerpiece QB yet. RB Robinson is an ideal scheme fit and should become a superstar but won't dramatically effect team L's or W's.
OG Bergeron is another ideal scheme fit although he needs seasoning imo to gather his strength and technique. DE Harrison is a great understudy for vet Campbell. CB Phillips could slide in effectively at nickel depending on how much zone is utilized.
S Hellams and OG are practice squad candidates.
1. (19) Calijah Kancy, DT, Pittsburgh
2. (48) Cody Mauch, OG, North Dakota St
3. (82) Yaya Diaby, DE, Louisville
5. (153) Sirvoccea Dennis, LB, Pittsburgh
5. (171) Payne Durham, TE, Purdue
6. (181) Josh Hayes, S, Kansas St
6. (191) Trey Palmer, WR, Nebraska
6. (196) Jose Ramirez, DE, Eastern Michigan
Kade Warner, WR, Kansas State
Sean Tucker, RB, Syracuse
Rakim Jarrett, WR, Maryland
Keenan Isaac, DB, Alabama State
Chris Murray, OL, Oklahoma
Christian Izien, S, Rutgers
Kaevon Merriweather, S, Iowa
Ronnie Brown, RB, Shepherd
Tanner Taula, TE, Illinois State
Ryan Miller, WR, Furman
Silas Dzansi, OL, Virginia Tech
Jeremy Banks, LB, Tennessee
Jake Bates, K, Arkansas
I have my doubts that DT Kancey will be able to prevent getting overwhelmed at the poa. But the Bucs defense is well coached and they have a plan for him.
OG Mauch and OC Jensen are set to be like the Coen's Gale & Evelle on the front line. I had both Edge guys Diaby and Ramirez around my top 100 in this class. They're both underrated talents that could develop into starters.
LB Dennis is a potential steal. He was one dimensional at Pitt but gets to understudy behind David and White. TE Durham is limited but will be a beast in the red zone in 50/50 situations.
WR Palmer is a blazer that guys couldn't stay with in pre draft drills. His ball skills are sketchy but he's a good stab late in the draft. S Hayes is an athletic one year wonder and a good diamond in the rough candidate.
If UDFA RB Tucker avoids red flag durability concerns, he's arguably the biggest bargain in this draft....
1. (1) Bryce Young, QB, Alabama
2. (39) Jonathan Mingo, WR, Ole Miss
3. (80) DJ Johnson, DE, Oregon
4. (114) Chandler Zavala, OG, NC State
5. (145) Jammie Robinson, S, Florida St
Colby Richardson, LB, LSU
Rezjohn Wright, CB, Oregon State
Camerun Peoples, RB, Appalachian State
Austin Ajiake, LB, UNLV
Mark Milton, CB, Baylor
Eku Leota, EDGE, Auburn
Bumper Pool, LB, Arkansas
Josh Vann, WR, South Carolina
Jalen Redmond, DT, Oklahoma
Nash Jensen, OL, North Dakota State
Nico Bolden, S, Kent State
Travez Moore, DE, Arizona State
Ricky Lee III, OT, North Carolina A&T
QB Young as a prospect is a challenging projection solely because of his size. His arm talent, poise and production are way above board...it's just on a not ready for primetime frame.
WR Mingo almost represents the exact opposite. He's a size/speed traits guy that struggled with production. I think he'd be best utilized as an H back or move TE because he's a notable blocker but isn't a consistent enough hands receiver to trust long term.
DE Johnson was a solid mid/later round type edge prospect until he tested like an elite athlete pre draft. He's physical at the point and presents a high ceiling if he can translate that testing onto the field.
OG Zavala's a solid developmental interior OL prospect. He's huge and moves well but needs to greatly ratchet up his play strength. S Robinson is a heady, size limited safety but he brings more sand than his size suggests in the box.
The Panthers picked up two of my most liked later round guys in WR Vann and RB Peoples. Both play with intensity and quickness for their respective positions. I'll wager both show up at some point eventfully.
1. (29) Brian Bresee, DT, Clemson
2. (40) Isaiah Foskey, DE, Notre Dame
3. (71) Kendre Miller, RB, TCU
4. (103) Nick Saldiveri, OG, Old Domonion
4. (127) Jack Haener, QB, Fresno St
5. (146) Jordan Howden, S, Minnesota
6. (195) AT Perry, WR, Wake Forest
SaRodorick Thompson, RB, Texas Tech
Nick Anderson, LB, Tulane
Shaquan Davis, WR, South Carolina State
Sy Barnett, WR, Davenport
Joel Wilson, TE, Central Michigan
Anfernee Orji, LB, Vanderbilt
Mark Evans II, OT, Arkansas Pine-Bluff
Alex Pihlstrom, C, Illinois
Lou Henry, P, Miami
Anthony Johnson, DB, Virginia
Blake Grupe, K, Notre Dame
I thought DT Bresee was one of, if not the most, overrated prospect in this class. He's a uniquely athletic linear guy for his size, but he's a one dimensional straigh ahead rusher that's bereft of lateral agility. And when he plays high, which is often, he's washed way off the los.
DE Foskey's a long, athletic guy that has potential to be productive. He's obstructed by technique and power but he'll no doubt improve as a pro.
RB Miller has requisite height, weight, speed ability. His balance, and vision is mediocre but he's a solid mid round pick up that has a chance to be better than his slotting with coaching.
OG Saldiveri is an unspectacular but solid mid round get and he could be a starter in a year, QB Haener's a good back up prospect that could surprise if his mechanics/growth improve his velocity.
S Howden and WR Perry are framed up athletes that could stick if coaching iron out flaws. I think the Saints UDFA signings are particularly good. RB Thompson, ED Oriji, OG Evans and CB Johnson are all guys that I liked a little more than most.