Arizona Cardinals

 

(13.) Haason Reddick, LB, Temple

(36.) Budda Baker, S, Washington

(98.) Chad Williams, WR, Grambling State

(115.) Dorian Johnson, OG, Pittsburgh

(157.) Will Holden, OT, Vanderbilt

(179.) T.J. Logan, RB/KR, North Carolina

(208.) Rudy Ford, CB/KR, Auburn

 

UDFA

Trevor Knight, QB, Texas A&M
Lawrence Elliot, RB Bloomsburg
Tre'Von Johnson, OLB, Weber St.
Collin Bevins, DT, Northwest Missouri St
Ironhead Gallon, LB, Georgia Southern
Carlton Agudosi, WR, Rutgers
Ryan Lewis, CB, Pittsburgh
James Summers, RB, East Carolina
Ricky Seals-Jones, TE, Texas A&M
Sojourn Shelton, CB, Wisconsin
Pasoni Tasini, DT, Utah
Seth Coate, WR, Saint Francis
Gump Hayes, CB, ASU
Lucas Crowley, C, North Carolina
Antonio Pipkin, QB, Tiffin
Brandon Clemons, OG, Michigan State
Ryan Watson, OLB, Air Force
Jonathan McLaughlin, OT Virginia Tech
Darrien Howard, DL, West Virginia
Andy Kwon, OL, Georgia Southern
Krishawn Hogan, WR, Marian
Lazedrick Thomas, RB, Tulane

 

 

 

 

Reddick’s best fit was always in the 34 defense...but as an OLB. He flashed the versatility to play other spots but I think his best fit is as a rusher off the edge. The Cards have two solid edge rushers for the foreseeable future and solidified the interior spot for the time being with Dansby. So it seems Reddicks initial role is as a sub/nickel guy as a rusher and coverage backer with the possibility of taking over for Dansby in a season.

 

Baker was arguable the best nickel DB in this class. WR Williams out performed many of the more well known players senior week. He reminds me of Jordan Matthews. OG Johnson will be a legit steal if he checks out 100 medically. Logan looks like a solid change of pace guy and returner. CB/S Rudy Ford was a later round guy that I liked. He’s a good physical tackler and athletic but dealt with various injuries at Auburn.

 

I thought the Cards really needed to add depth to their front line at NT & DE.  Also thought they desperately needed a solid backup OC but addressed neither. Budda Baker is better closer to the los and as a slot/dime defender which the Cards needed but they also needed a deep half FS. Rudy Ford is more that type but he’s a flier 7th rounder.

 

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Seattle Seahawks

 

(35) Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan St.  

(58) Ethan Pocic, C, LSU

(90) Shaquill Griffin, CB, Central Florida    

(95) Delano Hill, SS, Michigan

(102) Nazair Jones, DT, North Carolina   

(106) Amara Darboh, WR, Michigan

(111) Tedric Thompson, FS, Colorado   

(187) Michael Tyson, S, Cincinnati   

(210) Justin Senior, OT, Mississippi St.

(226) David Moore, WR, East Central (OK)    

(249) Christopher Carson, RB, Oklahoma St.

 

UDFA

Algernon Brown, RB, Brigham Young University

Darreus Rogers, WR,    University of Southern California

Skyler Howard, WR, West Virginia University

Jordan Roos, OL,Purdue University

Tyrone Swoopes, TE,    University of Texas

Otha Peters, LB, University of Louisiana Lafayette

Jordan Simone, S, Arizona State University

Nick Usher, OLB, University of Texas El Paso

Hayden Plinke    , TE, University of Texas El Paso

Tony Bridges, S, University of Mississippi

Calvin Steyn, OL, Weber State University

Al Riles, WR, University of Louisiana Lafayette

Claude George, LB, Hutchinson Community College

Eddie Gordon, OL, Hutchinson Community College

Kiola Mahoni, OL, University of Louisville

Marquan Ellison, DB,     Utah State

John Gibson, DB, Missouri

Chase Tidwell, OL, Coastal Carolina

 

 

 

 

Seahawks traded down three times, picking up an extra 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th then taking the player they very well could have had at their original #26. McDowell is a top ten talent but day 3 intangibles. But I think he's more than worth the gamble. Pocic was drafted to likely play RT as Britt is their best OL. Griffin is the Seattle prototype CB but they also added SS Hill and FS Thompson. All three are top shelf athletes with good experience/technique but more finesse than physical. 6th rounder Tyson is slightly different, his best play is closer to the los.

 

WR Darboh is a solid top 100 type receiver and offers better size than most of the team's wideouts. They took some interesting athletes late and in UDFA. RB Carson, WR Moore, and TE Swoopes are good late fliers. I'm a fan of USC WR Rodgers but he tested too poorly to be drafted. And I'm a fan of S/CB Tony Bridges. He's long and thin but hits like a LB.

 

Seahawks came away with great depth in the secondary and a potential blue chip on the front 7 and at WR. But unless they plan on switching their best OL back out to RT, they could be relying on a college OC to  protect the strong side. And while OL was one of the team's clear weaknesses they essentially kicked it down the road because of a weak class.

 

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San Francisco 49ers

 

(3) Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford  

(31) Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama  

(66) Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, Colorado

(104) C.J. Beathard, QB, Iowa  

(121) Joe Williams, RB, Utah

(146) George Kittle, TE, Iowa  

(177) Trent Taylor, WR, Louisiana Tech    

(198) D.J. Jones, DT, Mississippi    

(202) Pita Taumoepenu, OLB, Utah

(229) Adrian Colbert, DB, Miami

 

UDFA

TE Cole Hikutini, Louisville

DB Lorenzo Jerome, Saint Francis (PA)

RB Matt Breida, Georgia Southern

OL Erik Magnuson, Michigan

WR Kendrick Bourne, Eastern Washington

OT Darrell Williams Jr., Western Kentucky:

WR KD Cannon, Baylor:

WR Victor Bolden, Oregon State:

LB Jimmie Gilbert, Colorado

OL J.P. Flynn, Montana

DE Noble Nwachukwu, West Virginia

LB Donavin Newsom, Missouri

OL Bret Treadway

FB Tyler McCloskey

 

Niners worked something of a bidding war for the #2 pick between the Bears and the Bears and came away with the Bears 3rd, 4th and next year's, 3rd round picks. The Browns certainly had interest in moving up but it's doubtful they ever anticipated the Bears would jump on the #2 for Trubisky.

 

DT Thomas is a Aaron Donald esque pass rusher. They traded a 2nd and 4th to get back into the 1st for a falling Foster. If his health checks out, that's a steal. Witherspoon is a starting caliber cover guy but don't ask him to tackle. Beathard is Shanahan’s new Cousins. I liked Joe Williams more than most. He'll be a solid fit in Shanny’s scheme if he's committed to being a pro. Taylor and Little are also good fits and should contribute if healthy. UDFA Hikutini could stick as a receiving TE. As could WR Cannon if he can catch.

 

I thought the Niners missed on upgrading their safety spot in a deep DB draft and could've used another receiving weapon besides pint sized Taylor.

 

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Los Angeles Rams

 

(44) Gerald Everett, TE, South Alabama   

(69) Cooper Kupp, WR, Eastern Washington

(91) John Johnson, S, Boston College   

(117) Josh Reynolds, WR, Texas A&M

(125) Samson Ebukam, OLB, Eastern Washington   

(189) Tanzel Smart, DT, Tulane

(206) Sam Rogers, FB, Virginia Tech  

(234) Ejuan Price, OLB, Pittsburgh

 

UDFA

CB Jared Collins, Arkansas

CB Aarion Penton, Missouri

CB Dravious Wright, North Carolina St.

DL Casey Sayles, Ohio

C Anthony McMeans, New Mexico St.

LB Kevin Davis, Colorado St.

OLB Folarin Orimolade, Dartmouth

CB Ishmael Adams, UCLA

RB Justin Davis, USC

G Jake Eldrenkamp, Washington

 

 

 

 

Rams new regime had a lot to try and hit on in their 1st draft. Everett, Cupp and Reynolds are needed playmakers and should contribute if not outright start. S Johnson is an athletic starting caliber DB. DE Ekuban and DT Smart are try hard undersized athletes.

 

Rogers was the best FB prospect in the draft. Price was a solid late round get who had a big year after numerous injuries held him back. UDFA CBs Penton and Adams are great signings and will contribute. The head scratcher for me is bypassing help on the OL. This wasn't the greatest class but a quality OC could probably have been had.

 

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