New England Patriots
(83) Derek Rivers, DE/OLB, Youngstown St.
(85) Antonio Garcia, OT, Troy
(131) Deatrich Wise, DE, Arkansas
(211) Conor McDermott, OT UCLA
DT Josh Augusta, Missouri
LB Harvey Langi, BYU
FS Jason Thompson, Utah
OG Jason King, Purdue
TE Jacob Hollister, Wyoming
WR Cody Hollister, Arkansas
CB Kenny Moore, Valdosta State
EDGE Corey Vereen, Tennessee
FS David Jones, Richmond
DT Adam Butler, Vanderbilt
WR Austin Carr, Northwestern
OT Cole Croston, Iowa
OT Max Rich, Harvard
SS Damarius Travis, Minnesota
RB LeShun Daniels, Iowa
CB D.J. Killings, Central Florida
DE/OLB Rivers was a rising prospect after playing well senior week and testing impressively. He’s better suited atm as a stand up rusher than down. OT Garcia is a solid developmental OT. He uses a vicious punch and has good feet but is undersized and lacks technique. They followed that up with OT McDermott. He’s a guy that can win early with size and length but won’t stick with great rushers for very long. DE Wise is a developmental 5 tech. He’s got a quick first step and size but not much after that. Patriots basically sacrificed this draft for veterans Cook & Ealy. They picked some guys to build on but there’s nothing sexy happening over here.
(22) Charles Harris, DE/OLB, Missouri
(54) Raekwon McMillan, LB, Ohio St.
(97) Cordrea Tankersley, CB, Clemson
(164) Isaac Asiata, OG, Utah
(178) Davon Godchaux, DT, LSU
(194) Vincent Taylor, DT Oklahoma St.
(237) Isaiah Ford, WR, Virginia Tech
OT Eric Smith, Virginia
RB De’Veon Smith, Michigan
WR Malcolm Lewis, Miami
WR Drew Morgan, Arkansas
WR Francis Owusu, Stanford
WR Damore’ea Stringfellow, Ole Miss
DE Cameron Malveaux, Houston
DE Joby Saint Fleur, Northwestern Oklahoma State
LB Praise Martin-Oguike, Temple
LB Chase Allen, Southern Illinois
CB Torry McTyer, UNLV
CB Larry Hope, Akron
CB Maurice Smith, Georgia
P Matt Haack, Arizona State
Harris was one of my favorite guys in this class. He’s all quick hands and feet at the los with a great motor and animosity. I think he’ll get stronger eventually without losing his quick twitch. McMillan is a solid LB with few weaknesses. He fills the lane, can get out and cover, and is a reliable tackler. Asiata will be one of the real steals of this class. He’s a strong, fired up center sized guy who’s linear but smart enough to hide his weaknesses. And he’ll be a big asset in the locker room and community.
I don’t like whoever’s evaluating CBs for the Dolphins. Howard last year and now Tankersley. He’s not going to help them against the Patriots. He might be better suited at S. He’s got size/speed but lacks loose hips or great feet and can’t hang with quickness. Godchaux and Taylor are decent late fliers. Both are upfield disruptors that don’t impact things a lot. I liked UDFA WRs Drew Morgan and Stringfellow but along with 7th rounder, Ford, that’s a crowded room of WRs.
(27) Tre'Davious White, CB, LSU
(37) Zay Jones, WR, East Carolina
(63) Dion Dawkins, OG, Temple
(163) Matt Milano, LB, Boston College
(171) Nathan Peterman, QB, Pittsburgh
(195) Tanner Vallejo, LB, Boise St.
TE Jason Croom, Tennessee
RB Jordan Johnson, Buffalo
DL Marquavius Lewis, South Carolina
OL Jac'Que Polite, Winston-Salem
P Austin Rehkow, Idaho
WR Brandon Reilly, Nebraska
LS Jeremy Salmon, Maine
S BT Sanders, Nicholls State
CB Marcus Sayles, West Georgia
WR Daikiel Shorts, WVU
S Jeremy Tyler, WVU
TE Keith Towbridge, Louisville
DT Nigel Williams, Virginia Tech
Bills picked up an extra 3rd this draft and next year's 1st from KC for yielding Mahomes. CB White steadily improved at LSU and looks to be a plug and play type. I don’t think he’ll project to a great pro CB but he’ll be decent. Zay Jones is a #1 WR and a great get in the 2nd. He’ll be an asset in every aspect on the field. Dawkins is a solid OG and a potential RT. He’s a strong blocker and has good enough feet and length to hang on the outside.
LB Milano is a try hard guy with some speed that’s severely underpowered. I’m a bigger fan of 6th rounder Vallejo. QB Peterman could stick in the league if his velocity improves. Atm I don’t see him out performing Cardale even though he’s more advanced technically. Bills did well to acquire more picks but still somehow missed adding a solid safety.
New York Jets
(6) Jamal Adams, S, LSU
(39) Marcus Maye, S, Florida
(79) Ardarius Stewart, WR Alabama
(141) Chad Hansen, WR, California
(150) Jordan Leggett, TE, Clemson
(181) Dylan Donahue, OLB, West Georgia
(188) Elijah McGuire, RB, Louisiana-Lafayette
(197) Jeremy Clark, CB, Michigan
(204) Derrick Jones, CB, Mississippi
Dane Evans, QB, Tulsa
Anthony Firkser, RB/FB, Harvard
Brisly Estime, WR/RET, Syracuse
Gabe Marks, WR, Washington State
Javarius Leamon, OT, South Carolina State
Jareid Combs, DE, North Texas
Patrick Gamble, DT, Georgia Tech
Rashad Dillard, DE, Troy
Connor Harris, ILB, Lindenwood
Austin Calitro, ILB, Villanova
Xavier Coleman, CB, Portland State
Mccagnon really took the best player available mantra to heart. By far the greatest need the Jets had going into the draft was QB….so they bypassed them all. Another key hole was potentially at OC, and it was also ignored. It’s possible the Jets simply didn’t see great talent at those positions, but it stills leaves the roster painfully thin and/or inept at those spots.
S Jamal Adams is a top 3 talent in this class and Mayes is a ready to play SS. Veteran Calvin Pryor clearly isn’t in the future plans and is in the final year of his contract but Gilchrist still has a couple years and is a passable starter so things are a little crowded there. They treated the WR position similarly. Even with WR Devon Smith lost for the year, the Jets have some depth at the position. But they proceeded to hit it back to back with WR Stewart and Hansen. Both solid prospects but it just wasn’t a major position of need.
TE Leggett is an intriguing talent as a receiver and blocker but he’s a developmental talent. Donohue’s a solid late round flier. Big motor, solid athleticism, small school guy that likely projects to OLB. McGuire was liked by some scouts as a change of pace type. Clark and Jones are late round special teams/practice squad types. I like UDFA’s WR Marks, OT Leamon and LB Harris. At least one should be a keeper. I feel like the Jets first 5 selections are solid prospects with a really good chance to contribute but many play at positions the Jets already had passable starters.