(2) Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina
(45) Adam Shaheen, TE, Ashland
(112) Eddie Jackson, S Alabama
(119) Tarik Cohen, RB North Carolina A&T
(147) Jordan Morgan, G, Kutztown (PA)
DT Raashad Coward, Old Dominon
OT Dieugot Joseph, Florida International
WR Tanner Gentry, Wyoming
FB Freddie Stevenson, Florida State
TE Franko House, Ball State
RB Joel Bouagnon, Northern Illinois
OL Mitchell Kirsch, James Madison
WR Jhajuan Seales, Oklahoma State
K Andy Phillips, Utah
WR Kermit Whitfield, Florida State
GM Pace made the signature move of the 2017 Draft by moving up to trade for Trubisky. They were unsure if Cleveland, NYJets or any other team was also looking to move up for the UNC QB, so they sacrificed two 3rds and a 4th to move up one slot and secure him. On one hand, Trubisky’s entering a good environment to succeed. He lacks experience but won’t need to play right away with Glennon as the starter. If he progresses like the Bears hope, he’ll be able to start in a season. On the other hand, he’s arguably the least experienced QB to ever be taken so high so a good projection of where he’ll be at in 2-3yrs is near impossible. Bears took a shot in the dark.
TE was a major need and they filled it with the 6’6 280 guy from Ashland. Shaheen’s a great athlete for his size and he’s got strong ball skills. Not a killer blocker but the potential is there. Biggest concern I have is that he’s tall with an upright running style and a short stride. With the rules today I can see him getting chopped down very quickly and often. I’m not a fan of Eddie Jackson’s play at safety, at all... primarily because he’s a liability (to put it nicely) as a tackler. If he’s converted back to CB, I see better value. I think the Bears passed some solid talents at S and CB to take him at the top of the 4th.
Cohen was a great mid rounder. His big play ability should show up as a change of pace runner and in the return game. And Kutztown’s Morgan handled himself pretty well senior week. He’s a worthy later round get. UDFA FB Stevenson was a guy most thought would be drafted. I thought CB was a significant need going into the draft for the Bears and it wasn’t addressed.
(21) Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida
(53) Teez Tabor, CB Florida
(96) Kenny Golladay, WR, Northern Illinois
(124) Jalen Reeves-Maybin, LB, Tennessee
(127) Michael Roberts, TE, Toledo
(165) Jamal Agnew, CB, San Diego
(205) Jeremiah Ledbetter, DE, Arkansas
(215) Brad Kaaya QB, Miami
(250) Pat O'Connor, DE, Eastern Michigan
OL Storm Norton (Toledo)
WR Michael Rector (Stanford)
DE Alex Barrett (San Diego State)
OL Leo Koloamatangi (Hawaii)
WR Noel Thomas (UConn)
DT Maurice Swain Jr. (Auburn)
DB Des Lawrence (North Carolina)
WR/TE Robert Tonyan Jr. (Indiana State)
TE Brandon Barnes (Alabama State)
RB Tion Green (Cincinnati)
DE Jeremiah Valoaga (UNLV)
CB Josh Thornton (Southern Utah)
DT Nick James (Mississippi State)
WR Dontez Ford (Pittsburgh)
WR De’Quan Hampton (USC)
G Cameron Young Weber State
Lions nailed their 1st round pick with Jarrad Davis. He steps in to Tulloch’s spot and should be a fixture for years to come. He’s a sideline to sideline guy that can fill and cover. But his best attributes are his passion and character. Tabor is a big time playmaker but doesn’t like to tackle. He doesn’t like to run fast either and it kept him from a likely 1st round pick. Field fast is obviously different from track fast and Tabor will have to show that he can hang with pro WRs.
WR Golladay’s an intriguing long receiver with some strength that can extend even further for an impressive catch radius. Reminds me of a Malcolm Floyd clone and gives the Lions needed size on the outside. I thought JRM was almost completely overlooked this draft season. He was a near superstar at Tenn then fell of the map after his in season injury. Roberts is a fluid big guy with soft hands. He flashed some blocking skills this pre draft season after lapsing in that area most of his Toledo career.
Golladay and Roberts are intriguing talents but I thought a solid RB could’ve been had at either pick. CB Agnew’s a small school phenom. Has everything you need except great size. DE Ledbetter’s a solid late rounder. 5 Tech type who could stick. A late flier on Kayaa is sound. I’m high on Ruddock but depth is needed at least through camp. DE O’Connor tested well and could stick. UDFA CB Des Lawrence was one of my favorite players in this class. Decent size, physical and a playmaker. I’ll be keeping an eye on him and hoping he makes my high grade on him look right. OT Storm Norton was another guy I thought was draftable. Overall Lions added some key prospects but didn’t find a RB or DE. I thought both positions could’ve been helped in the draft.
(41) Dalvin Cook RB, Florida St.
(70) Pat Elflein C, Ohio St.
(109) Jaleel Johnson, DT, Iowa
(120) Ben Gedeon, ILB, Michigan
(170) Rodney Adams, WR, South Florida
(180) Danny Isidora, G, Miami
(201) Bucky Hodges, TE, Virginia Tech
(219) Stacy Coley, WR, Miami
(220) Ifeadi Odenigbo, DE, Northwestern
(232) Elijah Lee, LB, Kansas St
(245) Jack Tocho, CB N.C. State
DE/OLB Tashawn Bower, Louisiana State
DE Dylan Bradley, Southern Mississippi
OG Aviante Collins, Texas Christian
DE Caleb Kidder, Montana
QB Wes Lunt, Illinois
RB Terrell Newby, Nebraska
TE Josiah Price, Michigan State
CB Horace Richardson,Southern Methodist
S Richie Sampson, Coastal Carolina
WR R.J. Shelton, Michigan State
S Austin Tennessee, Stevenson
LB Eric Wilson, Cincinnati
Vikings let the draft come to them and came away with a number of prospects that could outperform their draft position. I’m still undecided on RB Dalvin Cook. His speed is special but he’s linear and not very strong. His vision is generally good, he catches and blocks pretty well for his size. The injury and character concern, plus positional value dropped him some. I think he’s very similar to Lamar Miller. I loved OC Elflein and think he can play OC or OG. He’s not a great athlete but he’s smart and physical. He’s a blue chip run blocker from the jump. 6th rounder Isadora is in the same mold but less athletic.
I was a big fan of Iowa DT Johnson. He’s a steady run defender who came on as a pass rusher his senior year. I think WR Adams will outperform his draft position. He was one of the most explosive guys I looked at this season. TE Hodges and WR Coley are situational skill types atm but have enough talent to grow into more complete players. I felt like LB Lee could’ve been taken before LB Gideon. Northwestern DE was a standout pass rush specialist his final year. He’s a longshot to stick but worth a gamble late.
DB Tocho I think will wind up at S. He’s an athletic, physical guy that lacks a lot of polish. The Vikings UDFA group has a few names that a lot of draft guys thought would be drafted. LB Wilson, QB Lunt and DE Bower could stick past camp.
Green Bay Packers
(33) Kevin King, CB, Washington
(61) Josh Jones S N.C. State
(93) Montravius Adams, DT, Auburn
(108) Vince Biegel LB Wisconsin
(134) Jamaal Williams, RB, BYU
(175) DeAngelo Yancey, WR, Purdue
(182) Aaron Jones RB, Texas-El Paso
(212) Kofi Amichia C South Florida
(238) Devante Mays RB, Utah St.
(247) Malachi Dupre, WR LSU
DT Imarjaye Albury, Florida International
CB Donatello Brown, Valdosta State
EDGE Johnathan Calvin, Mississippi State
WR Montay Crockett, Georgia State
OL Thomas Evans, Richmond
OL Geoff Gray, Manitoba
ILB Cody Heiman, Washburn
QB Taysom Hill, BYU
DT Izaah Lunsford, Bowling Green
OL Adam Pankey, West Virginia
WR Aaron Peck, Fresno State
CB Lenzy Pipkins, Oklahoma State
RB Khalif Phillips, UNC-Charlotte
CB David Rivers III, Youngstown State
OL Christian Schneider, UC-Davis
P Justin Vogel, Miami
Trading back and still landing the guy you likely would’ve taken at your original selection is always a great move. I’m a fan of CB Kenny King and I think he’s got a good chance to be the best CB out of this deep class. S Josh Jones I wasn’t so high on. He tested phenomenally but I don’t think he plays quite to those numbers. And he’s too often a leaky or weak tackler, imo. I think the Packers would’ve been better served to go back to back CBs at that pick with either Ahkello Witherspoon or Fabian Moreau.
DT Adams is a high talent, questionable motor guy. He’s explosive and quick but doesn’t always show it and can get bodied off the los. I think LB Biegel would’ve gone higher if not for an injury during the season. He battles at the poa for his size and has some closing quickness as a pass rusher. RB Williams was a great mid rounder. He should contribute for a long while. Packers padded the skill positions with a cluster of RBs and WRs. I think all are practice squad material. OC Amichia was a solid late round get.