Pittsburgh Steelers

(10) Devin Bush, LB, Michigan

(66) Diontae Johnson, WR, Toledo

(83) Justin Layne, CB, Michigan St  

(122) Benny Snell, RB, Kentucky   

(141) Zach Gentry, TE, Michigan 

(175) Sutton Smith, OLB, Northern Illinois

(192) Isaiah Buggs, DT, Alabama

(207) Ulysees Gilbert, LB, Akron

(219) Derwin Gray, OT, Maryland

 

UDFA

DL  Chris Nelson, Texas

S  Dravon Askew-Henry, West Virginia

RB  Travon McMillian, Colorado

DL Jay Hayes, Georgia

OG Garrett Brumfield, LSU

P Ian Perryman, WCU

OG Fred Johnson, Florida

TE Trevor Wood, Texas A&M

K Matthew Wright, UCF

CB Alexander Myres, UH

 

 

Ryan Shazier was a catalyst for the Steeler's defense and his speed and playmaking has been sorely missed. They're banking that rookie LB Bush will take up that slack. It's not far-fetched, imo....Bush has a very similar style and I had him as the best off ball LB in this draft. The Steelers gave up a 2nd and a 3rd to acquire him.

 

WR Johnson is the type of mid round pick the team has been hitting on. He's a quick playmaker in the mold of Emmanuel Sanders. CB Layne is a solid mid round pick with more than enough upside to outperform Artie Burns. RB Snell might be my favorite fit. He's a chippy power back in the mold of Jay Ajayi. TE Gentry was an underachiever at Michigan but has the tools to be a better pro. DT Buggs, LB Gilbert, and OT Gray are rock solid late rounders that could find a role.

---------------------------------

 
 

Cincinnati Bengals

(11) Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama

(52) Drew Sample, TE, Washington

(72) Germaine Pratt, LB, NC State

(104) Ryan Finley, QB, NC State

(125) Renell Wren, DT, Arizona St

(136) Michael Jordan, OG, Ohio St

(182) Trayveon Williams, RB, Texas A&M

(210) Deshaun Davis, LB, Auburn

(211) Rodney Anderson, RB, Oklahoma    

(223) Jordan Brown, CB, South Dakota St

 

UDFA

WR Stanley Morgan, Nebraska

DB Tyree Kinnel, Michigan

RB Jordan Elllis, Virginia Tech

OG Keaton Sutherland, Texas A&M

QB Jake Dolegala, Central Connecticut State

WR Cory Contini, Ohio Dominican

The Bengals biggest need heading into the draft was on the OL and they nailed it with the best OL prospect in the draft. Williams can play anywhere along the line and drastically improve the unit. TE Sample was an interesting choice. I hadn't rated him as high as the 2nd round but it's a likely indication of how much Zack Taylor's offense will rely on a complete TE.

 

LB Pratt fills a big need. He's a solid tackler that can range. QB Finley actually has some Jared Goff to him and it wouldn't be a surprise if he proves a solid successor to Dalton or even pushes him for the start. Finley has good pocket presence and processes well but his arm talent has been hit and miss at NC State.

 

DT Wren could be a great value at a position the team sorely needs. He flashes big time ability to wreck a pocket and be stout but it's only been flashes at ASU. OL Jordan was another solid value and could eventually become a decent starter. RB Williams was a homerun of a late pick. He's an explosive change of pace that the team thought they were drafting in Mark Walton. LB Davis is a depth ILB that'll need to overachieve to stick. Injury prone RB Anderson is really intriguing. It's a flier pick but if he mends properly, he's a steal. CB Brown is an ideal late round depth pick. UDFA WR Morgan was a guy I think most expected to be drafted.

​​

-----------------------------------

Baltimore Ravens

(25) Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma

(85) Jaylon Ferguson, DE, Louisiana Tech

(93) Miles Boykin, WR, Notre Dame 

(113) Justice Hill, RB, Oklahoma

(123) Ben Powers, OG, Oklahoma

(127) Iman Marshall, S, USC

(160) Daylon Mack, DT, Texas A&M

(197) Trace McSorley, QB, Penn St

 

 

 

UDFA

Gerald Willis, DT, Miami

Jaylen Smith, WR, Louisville

Michael Onuoha, OLB, Texas A&M Commerce

Evan Worthington, DB, Colorado

Juston Christian, WR, Marist

Marcus Applefield, OL, Virginia

Ejodamen Ejiya, LB, North Texas

Otaro Alaka, LB, Texas A&M

C.J. Toogood, OL, Elon

Charles Scarff, TE, Delaware

Silas Stewart, LB, Incarnate Word

Sean Modster, WR, Boise State

Cole Merdman, TE, Purdue

Antoine Wesley, WR, Texas Tech

 

 

The Ravens morphed into the 1997 Pittsburgh Steelers last year and sought to mix in more speed to add to their power run option offense through the draft this year. WR's Brown, Boykin and RB Hill are chunk play playmakers that should help to add the threat of the big play to the offense besides just Lamar Jackson. Hollywood was a little overrated imo but he's a jitterbug with hands. Boykin can extend over anyone and has impressive quickness for a big WR. While Hill is strictly a change up RB.

 

DE Ferguson was a polarizing prospect for me. His production and ability to finish was obvious but he's also routinely struggled against inferior competition. He's a sure boom/bust guy to me. I thought Oklahoma OG Powers was the least talented of that impressive college line. DB Marshall is a solid candidate to switch to safety; as a CB I feel he'd struggle. DT Mack was a solid later round get. Undersized but he flashes explosion into the backfield. QB McSorely is a runner thrower with a clutch gene. I had fairly high grades on a number of their UDFA's. LB Alaka, DT Willis, S Worthington in particular.

--------------------------------------

 

Cleveland Browns

(46) Greedy Williams, CB, LSU

(80) Sione Takitaki, LB, BYU

(119) Sheldrick Redwine, S, Miami

(155) Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama 

(170) Austin Seibert, K, Oklahoma

(189) Drew Forbes, OG, SE Missouri St

(221) Don Lewis, CB, Tulane

 

UDFA

QB David Blough, Purdue

RB Darrin Hall, Running, Pittsburgh

DB Jermaine Ponder, St. Francis University

DE Wyatt Ray, Boston College

P Jamie Gillan, Arkansas Pine-Bluff

DE Jarrell Owens, Oklahoma State

WR Dorian Baker, Kentucky

WR Chris Osei-Kusi, Queens University

LB Dedrick Young, Nebraska

DT Dougladson Subtyl, Arizona State

TE Stephen Carlson, Princeton

K Spenser Thompson-Meyers, St. Norbert

OG Brian Fineanganofo, Idaho State

RB Trayone Gray, Miami

 

 

After hitting on last year's draft and making big time off season moves the Browns just needed to stack depth in this one. The CB spot opposite Ward was a need with only vet jags currently slated to start. CB Greedy doesn't lack for talent but he fell further than expected because of concerns over his discipline on and off the field. Spouting off about going to the Super Bowl post draft sort of confirms this. His laser focus presently should be mastering off coverage after excelling mostly as a man guy at LSU.

 

I thought LB Takitaki was underrated. He made an impressive switch from edge to off ball LB for BYU last year. S Redwine is a developmental player who's got the athletic ability but not the size/strength for the position yet. There's upside there but he could just as well be just a special teams guy.

 

Similar to Greedy, highly touted Bama LB Mack Wilson appeared to fall over concerns about his maturity and discipline. He's a safety/LB tweener that flashes great play but doesn't always bring it and can be prone to missed tackles. He and Greedy are essentially boom/bust types that could be absolute steals in time. K Seibert was a questionable choice due to leg strength but perhaps there's a chip there that GM Dorsey felt would be the difference. Small school OT Forbes is a solid later round OL project that should earn a role. CB Lewis is camp and special teams material. UDFA Edge Wyatt Ray is intriguing if he can gain weight without losing quickness.

​--------------------------------------

COPYWRITE © 2019. TALKDRAFT.NET. All Rights Reserved.

TALKDRAFT

  • Twitter Social Icon
  • YouTube Social  Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon