(28) Taco Charlton, DE Michigan
(60) Chidobe Awuzie CB, Colorado
(92) Jourdan Lewis CB Michigan
(133) Ryan Switzer WR North Carolina
(191) Xavier Woods S, Louisiana Tech
(216) Marquez White, CB Florida St.
(228) Joey Ivie, DT, Florida
(239) Noah Brown, WR, Ohio St.
(246) Jordan Carrell, DT Colorado
LB Lucas Wacha Wyoming
RB Jahad Thomas Temple
WR Brian Brown Richmond
LB Kennan Gilchrist, Appalachian St
QB Cooper Rush Central Michigan
WR/TE Blake Jarwin Oklahoma St
OL Michael Coe, North Dakota
OL Levon Myers No. Illinois
DL Lewis Neal LSU
LB Joe Jones Northwestern
QB Austin Appleby Florida
OL Dan Skipper Arkansas
OT Nate Theaker Wayne State
DL Woody Baron, Va Tech
DE/DT Charlton is a great scheme fit for the Cowboys. I wasn’t especially high on him as a possible mid rounder but he’s an active big guy that can help against both the run and pass, and line up inside and out. CB’s Awuzie and Lewis are blue chip rookie starters for a zone based scheme. Both have excellent click and close, good on ball production and are solid tacklers. Switzer probably becomes the new returner and is capable of making clutch catches as the 4th/5th WR. He’s the kind of guy that helps you win championships.
I was high on S Xavier Woods. He’s a 6th rounder because his speed is too often a liability in deep coverage and he’s too small to reliably project as a SS. But..he’s quick, a great tackler, smart, and has top notch ball skills. I think he could earn the starting spot out of camp. I love his value but the Cowboys waited pretty long to touch on one of their top needs. I thought DB White showed pretty well at senior week practices. DT’s Ivie and Carroll are 3 tech camp bodies that could make it to the practice squad. WR Noah Brown is intriguing and a solid late round flier.
New York Giants
(23) Evan Engram TE Mississippi
(55) Dalvin Tomlinson DT Alabama
(87) Davis Webb QB, California
(140) Wayne Gallman, RB, Clemson
(167) Avery Moss, DE, Youngstown St.
(200) Adam Bisnowaty OT, Pittsburgh
OT Chad Wheeler, USC
OG Jessamen Dunker, Tennessee State
DT Jarron Jones, Notre Dame
LB Calvin Munson, San Diego State
S Jadar Johnson, Clemson
TE Colin Thompson, Temple
DT Josh Banks, Wake Forest
FB Shane Smith, San Jose State
Turned out to be a weak class for the Giant’s biggest need at OT. They it kicked down until taking a flier on OT Bisnowaty. A good run blocker with length who can win early but doesn’t appear to have the feet to stick at OT. Ramczyk was on the board but I can’t knock the Giants for taking who I thought was the top TE. Evan Engram was the closest thing in this class to Jordan Reed. He’s not quite as elusive after the catch but he might be a more competitive blocker and a faster receiver.
Depth on the DL became a priority after saying goodbye to Hankins and Odighizuma’s retirement. DT Tomlinson has a great skill set and is an active run defender inside but has a history of knee injuries. I like the QB Webb selection in the 3rd. Webb is a prototypical QB with great tools and a strong work ethic but was mired in the gimmicky Bear Raid and had the misfortune of following Goff’s major 16’ disappointment. He might remind Giants fans of Kerry Collins.
Wasn’t a fan of RB Gallman and I don’t think he’s the power compliment the team needs behind Perkins and Vereen. DE Moss is a solid later round flier guy. UDFA OG Dunker could stick. I liked his athletic ability in drills. OT Wheeler has some supporters but I think he’s just a project with character concerns.
(14) Derek Barnett DE,Tennessee
(43) Sidney Jones, CB, Washington
(99) Rasul Douglas, CB, West Virginia
(118) Mack Hollins WR, North Carolina
(132) Donnel Pumphrey RB, San Diego St.
(166) Shelton Gibson, WR, West Virginia
(184) Nate Gerry, S, Nebraska
(214) Elijah Qualls, DT Washington
WR Greg Ward Jr., Houston
P Cam Johnston, Ohio State
C Tyler Orlosky, West Virginia
RB Corey Clement, Wisconsin
QB Jerod Evans, Virginia Tech
TE Billy Brown, Shepard
DT Winston Craig, Richmond
S Randall Goforth, UCLA
LB Marcus Oliver, Indiana
CB Jomal Wiltz, Iowa State
S Trey Sullivan, Shepard
DE Barnett is very similar to Eagles stand out Brandon Graham. He dropped some because of his just adequate measurables but he’s a potential blue chip DE and has good veterans around him to guide the way. CB Jones was my top corner before his pro day. As advanced as sports medicine has become, I’m skeptical how complete a CB can come back from an achilles. CB Douglas is a playmaker but he’s a little stiff in coverage. I’d consider him a safety if not for his weak tackling.
WR Hollins went higher than I expected but there’s a lot of upside there. If RB Pumphrey can be even 80% of what Sproles has become, that’s a great mid round pick. WR Gibson’s a solid later round field stretcher flier. I like S Gerry as a LB for them, especially given the need. He’s another late round guy with a lot of upside. DT Qualls is also a solid late round pick and should stick as depth. A couple of the Eagles UDFA’s standout to me and could become legit steals. OC Orlosky and QB Evans were guys I would’ve wagered heavily to be drafted. And RB Clement, S Goforth and WR Ward could also stick.
(17) Jonathan Allen, DE Alabama
(49) Ryan Anderson, OLB, Alabama
(81) Fabian Moreau, CB UCLA
(114) Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma
(123) Montae Nicholson S, Michigan St.
(154) Jeremy Sprinkle, TE, Arkansas
(199) Chase Roullier C Wyoming
(209) Robert Davis WR Georgia State
(230) Josh Harvey-Clemons, S, Louisville
(235) Joshua Holsey DB, Auburn
DL Brandon Banks, Charlotte
OL Tyler Catalina, Georgia
WR Levern Jacobs, Maryland
OL Kyle Kalis, Michigan
WR Zach Pascal, Old Dominion
DL Ondre Pipkins, Texas Tech
WR James Quick, Louisville
DB Fish Smithson, Kansas
G Mario Yakoo, G, Boise State
LB/S Nico Marley, LB, Tulane
S Jameel Jackson, DB, Grambling
DE Cass Weitl, DE, Northwest Missouri St.
WR Verlan Hunter, WR, Grambling
Redskins hit needs in this draft even if I don’t agree with all the evaluations. I think DE/DT Allen’s capable of playing anywhere up front in their 34. He’s a stout run defender despite being undersized for the interior. I wasn’t near as high on his Bama mate LB Anderson. I think he’s a try hard guy with some power but I don’t see him being an effective starting pro. CB Moreau is a great 3rd round pick up and should be a major contributor once he’s 100.
RB Perine was loved by some. I thought he was a fairly standard RB prospect. I don’t see him as a real improvement over what’s already on the roster. I was higher on S Nicholson than most. He’s a needed depth, special teams guy to start but I think he’ll soon be a starter. Cravens is slated to start at S but he could grow into the ILB spot over time and I’m not buying Swearinger yet. He had a solid year and got paid but i’m not sure about him long term.
Sprinkle’s a good blocker with underused receiving skills and sticky fingers. Roullier adds depth and he had plenty of draft supporters. I’m squarely skeptical on him. WR Davis, S Clemons and DB Holsey are camp guys that need big camps to stick. Overall Allen was a great value at #17 but I think the Redskins needed more pillars upfront defensively to really compete in the division. Their best winning strategy next season looks like bombs away.