(24) Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio St.
(56) Obi Melifonwu, S, Connecticut
(88) Eddie Vanderdoes, DT, UCLA
(129) David Sharpe,OT, Florida
(168) Marquel Lee, LB, Wake Forest
(221) Shalom Luanim, S, Washington St.
(231) Jylan Ware, OT, Alabama St.
(242 ) Elijah Hood, RB, North Carolina
(244) Treyvon Hester, DT, Toledo
Anthony Cioffi, S, Rutgers
Ahmad Thomas, S, Oklahoma
Pharaoh Brown, TE, Oregon
Keon Hatcher, WR, Arkansas
Isaac Whitney, WR, USC
Ishmael Zamora, WR, Baylor
Fadol Brown, DT, Ole Miss
Jordan Wade, DT, Oklahoma
Breon Borders, CB, Duke
Nicolas Morrow, S, Greenville
Ryan Navarro, LS, Oregon State
Jordan Simmons, OL, USC
Rickey Jefferson, DB, LSU
Dylan Wiesman, G, Tennessee
Paul Boyette Jr., DT, Texas
Anthony Kukwa, LS, Erie State
I had Conley neck and neck with Lattimore as the #1 CB before his hotel incident so if the Raiders are confident he won’t be criminally charged or miss significant time under the personal conduct policy, it’s a solid pick and hits a key need. They went back to the secondary in the 2nd with Melifonwu. At this point Obi’s a better athlete than football player and projects as the nickel defender. That hits a need but it’s fair to say that ILB and DT were bigger needs, and the Raiders passed on ILB Zach Cunningham and DT in Chris Wormley. Time will tell on that.
Vanderdoes had an up and down career at UCLA but looked good at senior week practices. At his best he’s an upfield, bull in a china shop type. At worst he’s an undersized non factor. OT Sharpe can be a big asset if he controls his weight, conditioning and technique. I wasn’t particularly high on ILB Lee. He’s a motor guy but I thought he was too limited and stiff athletically. Shalom is something like the safety version of Heeney. Flies around and fills the stat sheet but isn’t entirely reliable and leaks a lot of tackles and plays.
Ware is similar to Sharpe in that he has great tools to build on but needs polish. Hood is a size/speed guy with some wiggle but apparently was not a well liked guy by coaches at UNC and dropped due to work ethic and character concerns. Hester’s a solid late round flier. He’s an undersized run defender that utilizes good technique. Among the UDFA I was high on Keon Hatcher. Not fast but has good size, vices for hands and is clutch.
Kansas City Chiefs
(10) Patrick Mahomes, QB, TTU
(59) Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE, Villanova
(86) Kareem Hunt, RB, Toledo
(139) Jehu Chesson, WR, Michigan
(183) Ukeme Eligwe, ILB, Georgia Southern
(218) Leon McQuay III, CB, USC
Ferrell Edmunds III, RB
Damien Mama, OG, USC
Ricky Ali’ifua , DE, Utah St.
Devin Chappell, S, Oregon St
Austin Gearing, DE, Miami (OH)
Wyatt Houston, TE, Utah St
Justin Hunt, WR, Marshall
Ashton Lampkin, DB, Oklahoma St.
Emanuel Byrd, TE, Marshall
Corin Brooks, OG. Texas Permian-Basin
Nolan Dowling, LS, W. Kentucky
Marcus Kemp, WR, Hawaii
Jordan Sterns, S, Oklahoma St
Tony Stevens, WR, Auburn
Gehrig Dieter, WR, Alabama
JR Nelson, CB, Montana
Alonzo Moore, WR, Nebraska
Anas Hasic, WR, W. Florida
Chiefs had very few needs heading into the draft so it makes sense that Reid reached for a possible future franchise QB, giving up next year’s 1st and this year’s 3rd. Tanoh is a raw athletic freak in the mold of Calais Campbell and the Chiefs needed DE help. Hunt could challenge for the starting spot as a rookie. Reminds me of Reid’s former RB, Duce Staley. Chiefs traded a couple 5th rounders to move up for WR Chesson in the 4th. Chesson disappointed last season but tested like an elite athlete pre draft.
Eligwe’s a good later round ILB flier. Size, speed guy with a good film but just 1 season as a starter. McQuay’s a special team, practice squad guy that the team envisions as a big press CB. Out of the UDFA pool, I really liked OG Damien Mama this season.
(20) Garett Bolles, OT, Utah
(51) DeMarcus Walker, DE, Florida St.
(82) Carlos Henderson, WR, Louisiana Tech
(101) Brendan Langley, CB, Lamar
(145) Jake Butt, TE, Michigan
(172) Isaiah McKenzie, WR, Georgia
(203) De'Angelo Henderson, RB, Coastal Carolina
(253) Chad Kelly, QB, Mississippi
Jamal Carter ,S, Miami
Tyrique Jarrett, NT, Pittsburgh
Shakir Soto ,DE, Pittsburgh
Josh Banderas ,ILB, Nebraska
Kyle Sloter ,QB, Northern Colorado
Deon Hollins ,OLB, UCLA
Erik Austell ,OT, Charleston Southern
Marcus Rios ,CB, UCLA
Ken Ekanem ,DE, Virginia Tech
Orion Stewart ,DB, Baylor
Anthony Nash ,WR, Duke
Cameron Hunt ,OT, Oregon
Dante Barnett ,S, Kansas State
Jerrol Garcia-Williams ,ILB, Hawaii
Broncos primary area of weakness on a playoff caliber team was the OL. So it wasn't surprising they took the top OT in this class. Bolles is rough around the edges in more ways than one but he's athletic and mean with a forever motor. Walker fits the defense well. Langley's a small school stand out type that the Broncos have generally hit on. WR Henderson may help open up the offense. Butt's a quality pick up if gets back to 100. KR McKenzie and RB Henderson are quick scat players who might stick. And I'm a big fan of UDFA S Barnett. Broncos needed offensive playmakers besides better blocking. Henderson and De'Angelo Henderson/Mckenzie need to make the team and generate some chunk plays. Grading this class depends a good bit on whether these college playmakers produce or not.
Los Angeles Chargers
(7) Mike Williams, WR, Clemson
(38) Forrest Lamp, OG, Western Kentucky
(71) Dan Feeney, OG, Indiana
(113) Rayshawn Jenkins, S, Miami
(151) Desmond King, S, Iowa
(190) Sam Tevi, OT, Utah
(225) Isaac Rochell, DT, Notre Dame
Artavis Scott, WR, Clemson
Austin Ekeler, RB, Western State
Sean Culkin, TE, Missouri
James Onwalu, LB, Notre Dame
Michael Davis, CB, BYU
Dillon DeBoer, C, Florida Atlantic
Nigel Harris, LB, South Florida
Eli Jenkins, QB, Jacksonville State
Younghoe Koo, PK, Georgia Southern
Mike Moore, LB, Kansas State
Brad Watson, CB, Wake Forest
Dontre Wilson, RB, Ohio State
Mason Zandi, OL, South Carolina
WR Mike Williams was kind of a surprise but his skill set absolutely suits Rivers and he'll help keep the chains moving. The Chargers then invested more heavily on the OL than I can remember with blue chip interior guys Lamp and Feeney. Jenkins is a raw athlete in the mold of Reshad Jones. And DB King was a potential steal. Tevi is an athletic smaller sized OT worthy of a developmental spot. Rochell will be a late round steal. He's cat quick off the snap but underpowered atm. I think the Chargers as a team came away from the draft substantially better then they entered it.