It’s finally time. The NFL draft. We’ve been watching these kids since they made their pick as to where they would play college, and now we get to watch them get picked by their franchises. We’ve spent the last year scouting, watching, and carefully examining each of these players. Let’s get to the fun.
1. Cleveland Browns – QB, Sam Darnold, USC
The Browns finally pick their QB of the future without trading back and hoping the talent falls their way. After a 0-16 season, the Browns can’t afford to pass on taking a franchise QB, and Darnold has been highly touted since his high school days. Hopefully, this is the move that helps turn around the entire Cleveland franchise.
2. New York Giants – QB, Josh Rosen, UCLA
Eli Manning is 37 and the Giants are in a rebuild. Gettleman saw how impactful a QB can be during his time in Carolina, and they don’t often have the capital to take franchise changing players. They heavily thought about taking Saquon Barkley here, as I truly believe he’s a great prospect, but in a deep RB class and with a top 2 pick, the Giants can’t have Eli leave and have no other option. They may love Davis Webb, but they won’t want to hope he develops into something greater than what he’s shown. Besides, a little competition never hurt anyone.
3. New York Jets – QB, Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma
The Jets continue the quarterback trend here, grabbing Baker Mayfield, who has been all but declared to be their preferred choice. While this could be considered smokescreen, their canceled Josh Allen visit lends a bit of fuel to the fire. Mayfield would fit in well with New York – both the team and the city. He’ll likely sit for his entire rookie season as his rougher edges are smoothed out by Josh McCown, but he has the right attitude and skill-set to lead in the spotlight.
4. Cleveland Browns – RB, Saquon Barkley, Penn State
The Browns found a way to get a great asset for their shiny new QB. Two picks have lapsed since the Browns’ first selection, and with New York’s collective QB fever, the Browns now have their shot at the best skill position player available. Paired with Duke Johnson & Carlos Hyde, the Browns can immediately bring their style of play into a new light. Tyrod Taylor will already lend a lot of help to the rushing game, so adding a once in a lifetime prospect to that formula is too good to pass up.
5. Denver Broncos – QB, Josh Allen, Wyoming
If Elway wasn’t making the calls, this pick would be entirely different. But we’re looking at a tall, strong-armed QB with mobility. Elway recently said that the 5th overall pick was for sale, but I have a hard time believing he’s not just seeing if he can’t get a devil’s ransom for this slot. If they stay pat, I believe they, like the Giants, need to take advantage of their draft position and pick their future star.
6. Indianapolis Colts – DE, Bradley Chubb, N.C. State
With the Colts failing to do much of anything on the defensive side of the ball last season, Indy gets an immediate boost to their line by adding Bradley Chubb. A college phenom with long arms and blinding speed, Chubb becomes an immediate asset in a division that is riddled with mobile quarterbacks like Marcus Mariota and DeShaun Watson.
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – S, Derwin James, Florida State
Tampa Bay is missing a true enforcer in the back end of their defense, and James provides them with a solid coverage man as well as a player who can play in the box as an extra run defender. His versatility makes him one of the best defensive players in the draft and an excellent pick for a team that desperately needs youth and playmaking ability in its secondary.
8. Chicago Bears – CB, Denzel Ward, Ohio State
Cornerback likely isn’t Chicago’s top need, but there’s no harm in increasing their depth at the position. Denzel Ward should be able to start at the nickel spot from day one and can eventually make his way into the #1 position. Bryce Callahan is only on a one-year deal, and Ward can easily step into Callahan’s spot by the end of the season.
9. San Francisco 49ers – OG, Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame
The Niners get immediate help shoring up their protection for the franchise quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo. Nelson is likely the best offensive line prospect. Quick off the snap and nasty finishing blocks, the Notre Dame product protects well in both the running game and passing game. He’s got Pro Bowl potential written all over him.
10. Oakland Raiders – LB, Roquan Smith, Georgia
An immediate linebacking duo forms as All-American Roquan Smith joins Khalil Mack wreaking havoc sideline to sideline. Smith could be the piece the Raiders needed to add to a struggling defense. He has the instincts and tenacity Raider Nation would want at linebacker.
11. Miami Dolphins – LB, Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia
Tom Brady (for now) is still the king in the AFC East. And if the best way to make the playoffs is to win your division, you need pass-rushers to beat the Pats. At only 19 years old, Edmunds has plenty of room to grow as a player. Most of his game is reliant on his ability to use his moves and countermoves in order to create chaos in the backfield, he has a good frame and is only going to get bigger, helping him with his power technique.
12. Buffalo Bills – QB, Lamar Jackson, Louisville
With four quarterbacks gone, the Bills scramble to add a quarterback to their roster before it’s too late. The Bills have made it no surprise they look to move up in the draft, but if they are unable, look for them to still reach a little to secure some competition for QB1 against AJ McCarron. While it may be a reach, Jackson has the tools to be effective in the NFL. His elusiveness and creativity may be necessary with a rebuilding Bills roster and iffy protection in front.
13. Washington Redskins – DT, Vita Vea, Washington
Vita Vea is a sheer power player and a gift for the Redskins. Having to go up against the likes of Ezekiel Elliott twice a year as well as the imposing offensive lines in their division, putting Vea in the lineup to go up against the great guards of the NFC East will give Washington a well-needed edge that they have been liking from year to year.
14. Green Bay Packers – DB, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama
Anybody with eyes could see the Packers’ blatant weakness in the pass defense game. Fitzpatrick has exactly what Green Bay lacks: great defensive hands and insane return speed. As a safety, he racked in six interceptions and returned them for over 180 yards. If Green Bay is looking to make a drastic improvement against the terrific quarterbacks they’ll be facing this year; including Matt Stafford, Kirk Cousins, and Tom Brady, this is the right answer.
15. Arizona Cardinals – QB, Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State
Mason Rudolph is quite the mystery. He could easily be picked this early if other quarterbacks start to go, but could just as easily fall to the end of day two of the draft. He has the ideal size for a quarterback but has a lot to improve on – accuracy, vision, huddling, and working under center. Rudolph definitely has potential, and being drafted in the first round would afford the Cardinals an extra year on Rudolph’s contract while he learns from Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon.
16. Baltimore Ravens – WR, Calvin Ridley, Alabama
While the Ravens have added a bevy of weapons at wide receiver including Michael Crabtree, John Ross, and Willie Sneed; Ridley gives the team a solid option at WR2, possibly even WR1. The best receiver in this draft with a sharp plunge immediately after, the Ravens officially anchor their brand new receiver corps by adding a young, fast, sure-handed pass catcher to give Joe Flacco some extra help.
17. Los Angeles Chargers – DL, Da’Ron Payne, Alabama
Payne would be the perfect complement to Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram. At Alabama, he helped his defensive ends put up big numbers and reach the quarterback. Payne himself is a run stuffer and freakishly athletic for his size. When rushing the passer, he excels at collapsing the pocket. This would make for a very fun defensive front in LA.
18. Seattle Seahawks – RB, Derrius Guice, LSU
The Seahawks are entering a new phase in their franchise. Michael Bennett is gone. Richard Sherman is gone. Earl Thomas could possibly be dealt. Assuming you can replace that level of talent and chemistry is absurd. So the Seahawks do something different, something that moves them forward while also returning to what made them special in the first place. Derrius Guice gives the Seahawks a balanced offense, something that they are in desperate need of. His ability as a runner and a pass catcher will provide a huge relief for Russell Wilson, who has largely been a one-man show on offense over the last few seasons. And what better way to replace Marshawn Lynch than draft a guy that runs like Lynch?
19. Dallas Cowboys – LB, Rashaan Evans, Alabama
While the Cowboys have an obvious wide receiver need after releasing Dez Bryant, the first round isn’t the place to fill it. Instead, the Cowboys choose to address their linebacker corps. Currently that position group is highlighted by Sean Lee and Jaylon Smith; however, Evans provides much-needed stability in the group that has injury concerns. He has potential to start right away after the departure of Anthony Hitchens.
20. Detroit Lions – DE/OLB, Harold Landry, Boston College
Tailor-made for Matt Patricia, the Lions get a stud on defense to help ease Ziggy Ansah’s workload. There are other needs that should be addressed here but from a talent and scheme standpoint, no one fits better than Landry. The Lions have had a not had a strong defense in recent years
21. Cincinnati Bengals – C, James Daniels, Iowa
It’s no secret that the Bengals letting Andrew Whitworth and Kevin Zeitler walk the last offseason hasn’t panned out for them. The offensive line was one of the worst in the league last year, and with there not being a center currently on the roster, it seems like an obvious target for the draft. Daniels is an excellent run blocker and should help the Bengals offense find its identity again.
22. Buffalo Bills – OT, Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame
To pair with their new quarterback, the Bills need help up front. After trading away Cordy Glenn to the Bengals and losing Eric Wood, offensive line jumps to the top of Buffalo’s needs. McGlinchey has more than enough talent to be a starter at either tackle spot. Look for him to have some growing pains with speed rushers though.
23. New England Patriots – LB, Leighton Vander Esch, Boise State
Since trading Jamie Collins, the Patriots have lacked depth at the linebacker position. Vander Esch doesn’t project as an immediate starter, but he fits well in New England as Dont’a Hightower plays out the rest of his contract. Vander Esch should prove to be a solid rotational guy for the first couple years until he fills out the rest of his game.
24. Carolina Panthers – WR, DJ Moore, Maryland
Carolina needs help at wide receiver. Nothing spells love to Cam like using their first selection on a brand new weapon. The Panthers will look to address defense but should have decent prospects to fill their secondary later in the draft. Moore seems to be their guy and would pair well with Funchess and their quick weapons, Christian McCaffrey and Curtis Samuel.
25. Tennessee Titans – DE/OLB, Sam Hubbard, Ohio State
The Titans are in a weird spot. They’ve changed so much in the last two years that it’s hard to project where they go, especially given their change in coaching. The Titans offense is young and just now starting to gel while their secondary has been pieced together through free agency. An inside linebacker would be ideal at this spot but, with the best ones off the board, the Titans add pass rushing help with Sam Hubbard. New coach Mike Vrabel is going to want to attack the quarterback, especially in a division where all of their rivals have mobile quarterbacks.
26. Atlanta Falcons – OG, Will Hernandez, UTEP
Atlanta has got to address the issues with their offensive line. Hernandez is a high-ceiling prospect at guard, overshadowed by the elite presence of Quenton Nelson and his small school status. Hernandez can slide into right guard and provide an immediate boost to the Falcons line that struggled to protect Matt Ryan and make holes in the running game. Atlanta is at their best when they can play up tempo offense and Hernandez helps them achieve this.
27. New Orleans Saints – OT, Connor Williams, Texas
Saints have very few holes on a team that was a bonehead last play away from an NFC Championship last year. Williams would add depth to the newly balanced offensive attack in New Orleans. Williams is athletic, but there are concerns with his lack of strength and size. He may be better served moving inside to guard, but he’ll have plenty of options to learn the tackle position as he won’t necessarily be thrust into a starting role right away.
28. Pittsburgh Steelers – CB, Josh Jackson, Iowa
Jackson is a ballhawk who could compete for a starting corner spot on the Steelers defense. The Iowa product has the ideal size, speed, intelligence, and discipline to guard NFL level talent. The major concern with Jackson is his lack of experience. With just 14 career starts for the Hawkeyes, he has just one season of film for teams to evaluate.
29. Jacksonville Jaguars – TE, Dallas Goedert, South Dakota State
The Jaguars made major moves on defense over the last two seasons and it paid off extremely well last year, with Jacksonville boasting one of the best defenses in football. Now, they’ve got to address their offensive woes. Blake Bortles has a weak set of receivers and while that does need to be addressed, the value isn’t there with this pick. Instead, the Jags get themselves a great tight end prospect to rotate with Austin Seferian-Jenkins as a pass catcher. Bortles loves throwing to tight ends but he’s been stuck with Marcedes Lewis and Ben Koyack for most of his career. ASJ and Goedert is a huge boost for the Jags.
30. Minnesota Vikings – OG, Billy Price, Ohio State
The Vikings add a premier interior lineman to help protect Kirk Cousins and Dalvin Cook. This offense could be something special this year with Cousins under center, Cook returning from injury and the dynamic duo of Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen. This also reunited Price with his former teammate, Pat Elflein.
31. New England Patriots – OT, Kolton Miller, UCLA
With Nate Solder gone, New England needs a replacement tackle of the future. Like the previous New England pick, Miller is somewhat of a project pick, but if there’s anyone who likes to take a chance on projects, it’s the Patriots. New England has a few options at tackle for the upcoming season but Miller would give them a player to groom for the future.
32. Philadelphia Eagles – CB, Jaire Alexander, Louisville
Alexander’s stock continues to rise after his stellar NFL Combine performance. He’s a very instinctive corner, but injuries are a cause of concern for his durability. His skills are first-round worthy, but his health may make him fall. The defending Super Bowl champs have the luxury of drafting for depth, so Alexander’s durability can be mitigated by him playing nickel corner while he improves his discipline, and hopefully, his size to withstand the rigors of pro football.
33. Cleveland Browns – DT, Taven Bryan, Florida
The Browns let underperforming Danny Shelton move on to New England, which unfortunately gives them a bit of a hole to fill (considering the need even with Shelton). Taven Bryan absolutely balled out at the NFL Combine and showed that his 6’5”, 300-pound frame has an athlete operating the levers inside. A mixture of explosiveness and technique, Taven Bryan is too talented to keep falling.
34. New York Giants – DE, Arden Key, LSU
Normally, a team drafts a player to help their franchise QB in the same draft. However, the Giants are unique. Rosen is under no pressure to start with Hall of Famer Eli Manning still donning Giants Blue. Arden Key is a rare talent and grabbing him in the second round is an absolute steal. He steps in better than JPP left.
35. Cleveland Browns – OL, Isaiah Wynn, Georgia
The Browns have a Joe Thomas-sized hole on their offensive line. Their first ballot HoF left tackle just retired after an injury-riddled season. Tyrod Taylor & Sam Darnold are going to want to play the position upright, and drafting the human plow that is Isaiah Wynn is only going to help them succeed, as well as open holes for their fancy new RB.
36. Indianapolis Colts – DE, Marcus Davenport, Texas-San Antonio
Continuing to bolster their defense, the Colts take full advantage of the slide and grab quick-footed aggressive tackler Davenport. His combination of speed and power while in San Antonio catapulted him to the national spotlight and with Indy lacking an identity on defense, they add another power player to an increasingly youthful defense.
37. Indianapolis Colts – OT, Orlando Brown, Oklahoma
With the jury still out on whether Andrew Luck is going to be able to play or not, the Colts are going to need to protect whatever poor sucker ends up standing behind the Indianapolis offensive line. Orlando Brown was the anchor of the Oklahoma line and can continue to do so for the Colts. The hope is he will be the wall the team desperately needs to stand up to the amazing pass rushers littered about in the AFC South.
38. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – CB, Mike Hughes, UCF
After picking Derwin James to get younger and more athletic in the back end of their defense, the next logical move would be getting younger at corner. Brent Grimes will be 35 when the beginning of the 2018 season rolls around, and Hughes is the best corner available. A tandem of Hughes and Vernon Hargreaves could be lethal if the latter finally plays up to his potential.
39. Chicago Bears – WR, Christian Kirk, Texas A&M
The Bears did an excellent job of adding legitimate targets for second-year signal-caller Mitchell Trubisky this offseason, but they only have two receivers (Allen Robinson and Taylor Gabriel) on their payroll past the 2018 season. Kevin White has a team option for 2019, but the chance that gets picked up is about as high as it is that I get drafted in the first round next year. Kirk would be the man to replace White as soon as this year.
40. Denver Broncos – TE, Hayden Hurst, South Carolina
Like we said, teams tend to support their QB pick with a player immediately following. And who is a better security blanket for a QB than an explosive TE? Hurst can do a little bit of everything and will greatly improve a Broncos offense that will surely be needing playmakers with Case Keenum at the helm.
41. Oakland Raiders – CB, Isaiah Oliver, Colorado
The Raiders still need help in the secondary. They selected Gareon Conley in last year’s draft at the end of the first round, but need to add some more playmakers on defense. Oliver is lengthy for a corner, which should bode well against bigger, jump-ball wide receivers. If Conley can recover from his injury-filled rookie season, he and Oliver should make a nice, young tandem in the defensive backfield.
42. Miami Dolphins – DT, Maurice Hurst, Michigan
Hurst had a scare with a potential heart condition that could have sidelined him from football for good. Luckily, he was cleared fully and it shouldn’t impact his draft stock. With the departure of Ndamukong Suh, this would be the perfect young replacement to potentially start right away. If Hurst was bigger, he would be a sure-fire first-round selection. His quick first step allowed him to get into the backfield oftentimes as if he knew the snap count. Hurst could use some improvement in the run game, though. Some added bulk could assist him in holding up against and shedding the big offensive lineman that get their hands on him in the NFL.
43. New England Patriots – LB, Malik Jefferson, Texas
The Patriots need some serious help on the defensive side of the ball, and after taking Vander Esch in the first, Malik Jefferson would fit well alongside him. Where Vander Esch excels as a pass rusher, Jefferson excels in pass coverage. The two together would also give New England some much-needed depth in the middle of their defense.
44. Washington Redskins – CB, Carlton Davis, Auburn
Redskins grab tall, sticky-handed Auburn corner Carlton Davis. Davis’ strength comes in press coverage which is going to greatly benefit Washington against some of the leagues top receivers. Big, intimidating, and a crazy long wingspan allow him to overpower receivers and force his will on anybody in his way.
45. Green Bay Packers – ILB, Tegray Scales, Indiana
While it may be a bit of a reach, the Packers get a great leader-type player as well as help with their interior. The Pack leans heavily on an aging Matthews and a rotating Martinez, so adding a dedicated inside linebacker who can have the added bonus of aiding in addressing the player-described “attitude issue” in the defensive locker room could just be the right move. Scales’ intangibles may be enough to justify the grab.
46. Cincinnati Bengals – S, Justin Reid, Stanford
Reid isn’t spectacular at any one thing, but he is a well-rounded safety who is reliable in coverage and can also step into the box as a run defender. He may not start this season or even next season, but the Bengals are in desperate need to add depth and playmaking ability to their secondary.
47. Arizona Cardinals – CB, Donte Jackson, LSU
Why wouldn’t the Cardinals add another LSU product in their secondary? Out goes the honey badger, in comes the speedy Donte Jackson. He is the perfect corner to line up against speed receivers and has the perfect mentor to help improve his discipline in Patrick Peterson. Jackson doesn’t have the ideal size, but have we mentioned he has speed?
48. Los Angeles Chargers – S, Ronnie Harrison, Alabama
The Chargers have a need at safety and Ronnie Harrison has potential starter written all over him. He is ideal at the strong safety position. Harrison struggles in man coverage, but has athleticism and is better served helping with run defense. He’ll need to be more patient at the next level and improve in the open field against quality route runners and shifty running backs in space.
49. Indianapolis Colts – RB, Ronald Jones, USC
With Gore gone, the Colts have no answer at running back. Now they do. Jones is a patient runner who can anticipate a developing hole and blow through it. Has the stamina to be a three-down back. Is designed to be more of a runner than a blocker, but it doesn’t mean he can’t throw a block here and there. Indy gives Luck a big help in the middle of round two.
50. Dallas Cowboys – WR, DJ Chark, LSU
Chark impressed at the combine, but he’s more than a combine warrior. He has the ideal size and the more than ideal speed to measure up to pro talent. The Cowboys would be thrilled to make a splash by selecting a younger replacement for recently departed Dez Bryant. America’s Team has needs on defense and would frankly be better served filling them in a WR-deep draft that isn’t top heavy, but this one would be too good for Jerry Jones to pass up, especially if they remain disciplined in round one.
51. Detroit Lions – RB, Sony Michel, Georgia
Will this be the season the Lions finally, actually attempt to have a run game? They tried out many free agent running backs, eventually deciding to add LeGarrette Blount. Ameer Abdullah hasn’t been able to stay healthy since being drafted in 2015. Michel is one of the top running back prospects in this year’s draft and has every down back potential, even though he likely wouldn’t be used that way with Detroit’s newly found depth (when healthy). He’s a north-south runner that oftentimes doesn’t lose yardage. Basically, in summary, Detroit need run ball.
52. Baltimore Ravens – TE, Mike Gesicki, Penn St.
The record holder for tight end receiving yards in Penn St. heads over to Baltimore to give his universal talents to a Ravens squad who has never quite had the right answer at the position. Some describe Gesicki as a miniature Gronk due to his pass catching and run blocking abilities. The Ravens, in desperate need of a great tight end and an improved offense, jump on a potential cornerstone player.
53. Buffalo Bills – OG, Braden Smith, Auburn
Buffalo continues to address their need to revamp the offensive line after key departures. Filling it with young talent in rounds one and two would provide an immediate stability to whatever new quarterback is under center. Smith should be a solid starter. Nothing jumps off screen about him, but he makes very little mistakes.
54. Kansas City Chiefs – OLB, Darius Leonard, South Carolina St.
Leonard flies around the field and seems to be a linebacker in on every play. He covers a lot of ground in the run game and impressed in pass coverage support. Leonard has a knack for producing tackles for loss and would add depth to a talented linebacking corps in Kansas City. The Chiefs have to really hit on this pick, considering it’s the first one of their 2018 draft. Corner is a big need for the Chiefs after Marcus Williams’ departure, but the depth at corner allows the Chiefs to get the best player available here.
55. Carolina Panthers – S, Jessie Bates, Wake Forest
The Panthers need help in their secondary. The priority is cornerback, but with many off the board, any corner selected here would be a reach. They lost starting safety Kurt Coleman in free agency, so there’s an immediate need here. Bates, a standout redshirt sophomore on the Demon Deacons, can read defenses with the best of him. He would be the leader Carolina needs in their defensive backfield.
56. Buffalo Bills – WR, James Washington, Oklahoma State
Washington was Mason Rudolph’s go-to passing target anytime an Oklahoma State highlight was shown. The Bills, after filling needs on the offensive line and quarterback would be wise to provide their quarterback competition with a brand new target to throw the ball to. He would pair fantastically with- and open up opportunities for- Kelvin Benjamin. He will help stretch the field, but definitely has room for improvement with his route running, especially the ones not thrown deep for him to go track.
57. Tennessee Titans – OL, Tyrell Crosby, Oregon
Crosby is a big lineman that would fit right in with arguably the best offensive line unit in the NFL. He excels in the run game, clearing the way very effectively for his former Oregon teammates, but needs consistency with technique if he hopes to crack a starting lineup. Crosby can play either tackle position, but would likely remain a backup for the Titans if he stays there. Improved body control could make him wind up at one of the guard positions on Sunday’s.
58. Atlanta Falcons – WR, Courtland Sutton, SMU
Sutton is a bit of a project. He’s an elite athletic prospect but his college scheme limited his development. Sutton can be dangerous if properly utilized and Atlanta would be one of the best possible landing spots for him. While the Falcons have more dire needs than another receiver, I don’t think you can pass on the opportunity to line up a guy like Sutton across from Julio Jones.
59. San Francisco 49ers – DE/OLB, Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Oklahoma
The Niners have a need to fill on the edge and this seems like the perfect opportunity to take an athlete as talented as Okoronkwo. He’ll especially bolster a unit with question marks due to Reuben Foster’s legal troubles. Okoronkwo was the best member of Oklahoma’s defense, but will likely need to improve to become an every down backer.
60. Pittsburgh Steelers – DT, Harrison Phillips, Stanford
Phillips had a stellar senior season at Stanford that put him in position to be a day two draft selection. He’s a good run stuffer, but needs to improve greatly in the pass rush category. Phillips will be a great addition to the Steelers line, especially if he can improve against double teams to free up the Steelers athletic pass rushers on the edge. Look for him to compete for a starting spot.
61. Jacksonville Jaguars – OLB, Jerome Baker, Ohio State
With the retirement of Paul Posluszny, the Jaguars find themselves short a starting linebacker. Myles Jack will assume a full time role as their middle linebacker, leaving his old role open. Baker adds even more speed to the Jaguars elite front seven. While Baker doesn’t play as physical as you would like, the mental aspect of his game leaves little worry that he can improve with the right coaching.
62. Minnesota Vikings – OLB, Lorenzo Carter, Georgia
Carter has all the tools to be an NFL starter at outside linebacker in any scheme. He went to Georgia highly touted but underperformed which is a cause for concern with him. After performing well at the combine, his lack of production in college called his dedication into question more. He can cover sideline-to-sideline and is active as a tackler and in pursuit of ball carriers. Carter, with more size and strength could learn a great deal from a talented Vikings linebacker group. In the meantime, he could excel as an edge rusher in passing down packages.
63. New England Patriots – CB, Anthony Averett, Alabama
There’s a growing trend here for New England. Their defense was ranked 31st in the league (DVOA-adjusted) last season, and they lost star corner Malcolm Butler to Tennessee. Averett is gifted athletically and has the coverage skills to succeed in the NFL, but there have been questions about his ball skills. In New England, Averett can ad
64. Cleveland Browns – DE, Rasheem Green, USC
Green would be a versatile lineman for the Browns. He could play defensive end, but also move inside on passing downs or even every down if he adds size. Green is better against the pass, batting down a lot of balls at the line, but needs to improve against the run to see the field more often. Moving inside would be his best bed to see the field more often, especially with the young talent Cleveland’s accumulated on the outside.
65. Buffalo Bills – S, Terrell Edmunds, Virginia Tech
Edmunds is not getting as much attention as his pass-rushing brother, but has the size and coverage skills to play on Sundays. The Bills need depth in their secondary, so Edmunds could do well filling in and backing up to start, but has the potential to earn a starting spot on a rebuilding Bills roster.
66. New York Giants – RB, Nick Chubb, Georgia
The Giants need to establish a run game to assist Eli Manning, OBJ, and the passing game. After passing on Saquon Barkley in round one, Chubb is a very great value pick with potential for big numbers a la Kareem Hunt and Alvin Kamara. Chubb is a powerful runner that could wear down defenses. He doesn’t wow in any categories, but has no major weaknesses other than his potential as an every-down back. However, the Giants may the perfect remedy for that, as they’ll likely be looking to get the ball to their receivers anyway.
67. Indianapolis Colts – WR, Auden Tate, Florida State
The Colts outside of T.Y. Hilton have lacked a true red zone threat. Tate is tall and capable of overpowering opposing secondary players. His time with the Seminoles was spent hauling in touchdown passes and creating nearly unbeatable mismatches. What he lacks in speed he makes up for with solid pass catching and route running.
68. Houston Texans – OT, Brian O’Neill, Pittsburgh
To say the Texans’ offensive line was a disaster last year would be an understatement. O’Neill is an athletic tackle who, at his best, is a first-round talent. There are some concerns about his strength, but an NFL strength and conditioning program can solve that issue.
69. New York Giants – OT, Martinas Rankin, Mississippi State
Rankin is a very good athlete who handles speed rushers well. However, the concern with him is his strength. He will need to get stronger in order to handle power rushers. Lucky for him, he won’t have the pressure of being left tackle after Giants added Nate Solder this offseason. Rankin has versatility and could potentially play right tackle or even guard for the G-Men.
70. San Francisco 49ers – WR, Equanimeous St. Brown, Notre Dame
St. Brown is a fantastic route runner and proved it despite getting the attention of defensive backs in college and having sub-par quarterbacks getting him the ball at Notre Dame. Pairing him with a new franchise quarterback in Jimmy G. He has high potential and could really learn from playing behind an experienced pass catcher like Pierre Garcon.
71. Denver Broncos – WR, Dante Pettis, Washington
Dante Pettis is a great route runner that seems perfect for the slot in Denver. With Sanders and Thomas already being starters, Pettis could compete for a slot position, which would also minimize his weakness in shedding press coverage. His return ability adds value to his draft status, but he will need to get bigger and tougher to land a starting role.
72. New York Jets – LB, Dorian O’Daniel, Clemson
He may never earn a starting role or jump off the screen, but O’Daniel will have a place on most teams because he is a special teams all-star. He’s not the best athlete but is sound, disciplined, and relentless after tackles. This is a safe pick with lots of potential, since he’s proven to be useful in pass coverage as well. O’Daniel has little experience as a starter and will need to get bigger though.
73. Miami Dolphins – DT, Tim Settle, Virginia Tech
Settle is a nose tackle that adds more depth to a rebuilding Dolphins team. Settle is a big dude, but will need to maintain his weight to compete in the NFL. With energy, he can be very disruptive to an offensive line. Settle has potential to be a starter, but needs more discipline in technique so he doesn’t diminish his stamina with nothing to show for it.
74. San Francisco 49ers – CB, Duke Dawson, Florida
Even though the 49ers added Richard Sherman to their secondary, they still could always use depth in a pass-happy league. Dawson will be an effective slot corner. He fared well against fellow draft prospect, Christian Kirk out of Texas A&M when they played, but has a tendency to take chances that lead to big plays for the offense as often as they do for his defense.
75. Oakland Raiders – S, DeShon Elliott, Texas
Elliott took advantage of a very productive season, foregoing his senior season to cash in on it. He led the Longhorns and much of the nation in interceptions with six. He has the size to play safety. However, his speed in covering NFL talent is a question. He will need to make up for it with instincts.
76. Green Bay Packers – WR, Anthony Miller, Memphis
The Packers lost Jordy Nelson, leaving them with a very good Davante Adams, a declining Randall Cobb, and a motley crew of receivers who are very young with limited game time. Getting a receiver with the skill set of prime Jordy Nelson seems like a no brainer. Miller dominated for Memphis, hauling nearly 1,500 yards and is generating positive buzz as a top notch slot receiver, something Rodgers loves to hit time and time again.
77. Cincinnati Bengals – DE, Dorance Armstrong, Kansas
The Bengals pass rush has been lacking in the past few seasons. Carl Lawson played well as a rookie last year, but Michael Johnson and Carlos Dunlap are getting old with few replacements in the ranks. Armstrong had a stellar 2016 season and many believe he is a first or second round talent who just simply didn’t have the production in 2017 to justify the high pick. If he lives up to his skillset, he can be an immediate contributor for Cincinnati.
78. Kansas City Chiefs – CB, J.C. Jackson, Maryland
The off-the-field issues are a concern, but there’s no denying Jackson’s talent. Chiefs take a flyer out on the Maryland stud and hope that their stand-up secondary room can help influence him as they use his raw pass blocking ability to hopefully fill the void the Chiefs opened up by trading away Marcus Peters.
79. Arizona Cardinals – OL, Chukwuma Okorafor, Western Michigan
This is definitely a pick that will need work but has the potential to warrant it. Okorafor is new to the sport of football, immigrating to the United States from Botswana in 2010. He has the ideal size and athleticism, but without the tools to hone them into consistent play. The Western Michigan product will need to learn under experienced lineman to develop football instincts.
80. Houston Texans – S, Marcus Allen, Penn State
While there may be better safeties still left on the board, Allen brings an edge as a run defender that the others don’t. He did not flash much ball skill at the college level, only securing one interception over three seasons, but he answered some questions about his speed at Penn State’s pro day, which showed he may have the range to play in pass coverage at the next level.
81. Dallas Cowboys – DT, RJ McIntosh, Miami (FL)
The Cowboys need more depth on their defensive line. McIntosh has a high potential and would have the perfect mentor in Tyrone Crawford to help him along as a pass rush tackle, and develop into an every-down tackle. Defensive coordinator, Rod Marinelli has a tendency to bring the most out of his front four. Having another weapon to pair with DeMarcus Lawrence would help on Dallas’ third down defense.
82. Detroit Lions – TE, Mark Andrews, Oklahoma
The Eric Ebron pick ended up a flop for the Lions. Detroit finally needs to get tight end right and provide Matthew Stafford with a weapon he’s never had. Andrews is a pass catching tight end that used to be a wide receiver. That may be the key to unlocking this position finally. He struggles as a blocker, which is why he’ll slip to this pick in the draft, but the Lions need to commit to a run game before they start expecting their tight ends to assist in run blocking regularly.
83. Baltimore Ravens – QB, Luke Falk, Washington State
There’s a few elephants in the quarterback room in Baltimore. They just signed RG3 but it’s highly unlikely he’s being seen as a permanent solution. Joe Flacco has not been the quarterback they anticipated he was going to be following his dramatic Super Bowl win in 2012. This pick addresses those elephants.The Ravens take full advantage of Falk’s self-inflicted slide and grab an incredibly accurate passer they can let mariante for the future.
84. Los Angeles Chargers – OL, Jamarco Jones, Ohio State
Jones is consistent, balanced blocker who does well in the pass and the run game. He doesn’t wow in either, but gets the job done and keeps his quarterback upright. Jones comes from an Ohio State program that has churned out NFL starters of recent, so there is a lot of promise that he could become an NFL starter. Jones is not very tall, but has long arms and strength to make up for it. He’ll need to improve as an athlete after a sub-par combine performance.
85. Carolina Panthers – OG, Wyatt Teller, Virginia Tech
The Panthers lost All-Pro, Andrew Norwell to the highest free agent contract for an offensive guard ever. Norwell was a former undrafted free agent, so the Carolina will look to emulate their same offensive line development success with a potential replacement in Teller. He can move people in the ground game, but will need to improve his pass protection if he wants to win a starting job helping protect Cam Newton.
86. Kansas City Chiefs – S, Jordan Whitehead, Pittsburgh
The Chiefs double dip on secondary reinforcement with the addition of safety Jordan Whitehead. Whitehead has flashes of potential and is a middling option in a draft full of dynamic safety position players. Whitehead is dependable and a personality balance against the corner we’re mocking to the Chiefs.
87. Los Angeles Rams – LB, Josey Jewell, Iowa
If there’s one weakness on the crazy talented roster the Rams have assembled, it’s linebacker. They traded away leading tackler, Alec Ogletree and need a replacement immediately. Jewell had a slow combine that hurt his draft stock, but has the instincts and effort to make an impact on the field. He has size and athleticism issues that may force him to serve in more of a backup role, but if he can prove the combine was a fluke, he is on the perfect team to compete for a starting spot.
88. Carolina Panthers – CB, Tarvarus McFadden, Florida State
The Panthers tried to sign Bashaud Breeland this offseason, but he failed a physical, so there’s a real need for depth in the Carolina secondary. McFadden is a high potential pick due to having the right skillset to play corner. However, he could have improved his stock dramatically from returning to Florida State. He is not a plug and play corner, but has the tools to become a starter with some more experience and tutelage.
89. Tennessee Titans – S, Armani Watts, Texas A&M
Watts is very impressive as an athlete, but lacks size to be a plug and play in the NFL. He has a tendency to give up big plays because he’s a risk taker, so discipline will be the name of the game for Watts. He has good football instincts so the potential is there for him to get playing time if he hones his skills some more.
90. Atlanta Falcons – DE, Josh Sweat, Florida State
Sweat has some substantial injury concerns. But if he can stay healthy, has a high ceiling to be unlocked with the right guidance. Even with injuries, he’s athletic and good in rushing and dropping in coverage. Sweat needs to improve his speed off the ball at the next level. On the Falcons, he would be able to come in situationally, instead of being thrust into a starting role he’s likely not ready for.
91. New Orleans Saints – DE, Da’Shawn Hand, Alabama
Saints head coach, Sean Payton has made it no secret that he’s looking for pass rushers in this year’s draft. Enter prospect from talent-powerhouse, Alabama. Hand was a highly touted recruit who underperformed to his expectation. He will play end, and likely move inside on passing downs. He has the talent, size, and speed to play, but needs a sense of urgency that is abnormal from his fellow Crimson Tide alums before him.
92. Pittsburgh Steelers – CB, M.J. Stewart, North Carolina
Stewart is a versatile prospect that could provide some much needed depth to the Steelers. He can cover inside, outside, and even has the potential to be converted into a safety. That may be where his value lies. If Stewart can display his versatility, he could see some early playing time, since safety is more of an immediate need versus corner. Stewart has some trouble against true speed guys and doesn’t have the ball hawking knack of other prospects.
93. Jacksonville Jaguars – OT, Will Richardson, NC State
The Jags are in the market for a potential right tackle, so Richardson could compete for playing time right away. They made their line more of a priority by signing Andrew Norwell this offseason, so using an early pick would enable them even better protection for Leonard Fournette and Blake Bortles. Richardson has some size issues that may make him a better guard in the long run, but can make up for it with his speed. Character is also a concern for him, with a history of legal trouble.
94. Minnesota Vikings – DT, Nathan Sheperd, Fort Hays State
Still a very raw talent, but Sheperd’s name is climbing up draft boards as a potentially explosive pass rusher. While the Vikings aren’t exactly hurting for pass rushers right now, Sheperd could be viewed as a diamond in the rough as the team prepares for the innevitable future of having to resign some of their defensive power houses in this new era of Kirk Cousins making insane money.
95. New England Patriots – RB, Kerryon Johnson, Auburn
New England just signed Jeremy Hill but everyone knows how much Belichick loves to rotate running backs. Johnson is a patient runner, but he plays smaller than his size. He won’t run over defenders, though he excels at finding holes to get every inch possible. He can become an instant contributor in New England’s stable.
96. Buffalo Bills – G/C, Frank Ragnow, Arkansas
The Bills add another early round offensive line prospect here. Imagine, if they hit on two out of their three lineman in this mock draft, they have themselves a young nucleus to replenish the line they just lost this offseason. Ragnow has the size and versatility to be an NFL starter. He would likely have a chance at earning the starting center role after Eric Wood was forced to retire. The concern with Ragnow lies in his average athleticism and speed adjusting to quick rushers.
97. Arizona Cardinals – LB, Genard Avery, Memphis
Avery is a versatility pick. He can play inside or outside, with improved rushing ability. He adds value in special teams to the Cardinals as well. Avery needs to improve his technique and develop his instincts if he hopes to earn substantial playing time. He tends to rely on his athleticism to avoid blockers.
98. Houston Texans – CB, Parry Nickerson, Tulane
Nickerson adds some depth and youth to the Texans secondary. He’s got very good ball skills, but his lack of size will mean he’ll likely guard slot receivers at the next level. Lucky for him he has the athleticism and technique to see real playing time early in his career. Nickerson needs to get a little bigger to deal with stronger NFL talent.
99. Denver Broncos – RB, Rashaad Penny, San Diego State
With the recent departure of CJ Anderson, Penny would be the perfect and necessary addition to the Broncos offense that will now be led by Case Keenum. Penny is a volume back that could compete Devontae Booker for the starting running back role. However, he lacks some big play explosiveness you’d hope for as a starter. Penny has the size to compete at the next level, and the college production as the nation’s leading rusher to back it up.
100. Cincinnati Bengals – WR, Antonio Callaway, Florida
He has the talent and big play potential to be in the NFL, but Antonio Callaway did not help the character concerns surrounding him by testing positive for marijuana at the NFL combine. If he can stay out of trouble, he’s athletic and explosive, a talent any team would want on their roster. The Bengals have been disappointed with John Ross’ ability to complement AJ Green so far, so adding another weapon could only help provide more opportunity for their star wide receiver.
101. Green Bay Packers – LB, Oren Burks, Vanderbilt
102. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – RB, Kalen Ballage, Arizona State
103. Houston Texans – LB, Chris Worley, Ohio State
104. Indianapolis Colts – CB, Nick Nelson, Wisconsin
105. Chicago Bears – OG, Austin Corbett, Nevada
106. Denver Broncos – OG, Scott Quessenberry, UCLA
107. New York Jets – RB, Jaylen Samuels, N.C. State
108. New York Giants – WR, Michael Gallup, Colorado State
109. Washington Redskins – LB, Shaun Dion Hamilton, Alabama
110. Oakland Raiders – RB, Akrum Wadley, Iowa
111. Los Angeles Rams – DT, B.J. Hill, N.C. State
112. Cincinnati Bengals – C, Sean Welsh, Iowa
113. Denver Broncos – CB, Kevin Toliver II, LSU
114. Cleveland Browns – CB, Christian Campbell, Penn State
115. Chicago Bears – OLB, Uchenna Nwosu, USC
116. Dallas Cowboys – OL, Cole Madison, Washington State
117. Detroit Lions – OL, Tony Adams, N.C. State
118. Baltimore Ravens – S, Kyzir White, West Virginia
119. Los Angeles Chargers – QB, Kyle Lauletta, Richmond
120. Seattle Seahawks – DE, Tyquan Lewis, Ohio State
121. Buffalo Bills – DE, Chad Thomas, Miami
122. Kansas City Chiefs – DE/OLB, Jeff Holland, Auburn
123. Miami Dolphins – WR, Keke Coutee, Texas Tech
124. Kansas City Chiefs – WR, Deon Cain, Clemson
125. Tennessee Titans – RB, Nyheim Hines, N.C. State
126. Atlanta Falcons – CB, Christian Carr, Penn State
127. New Orleans Saints – DE, Jalyn Holmes, Ohio State
128. San Francisco 49ers – CB, Avonte Maddox, Pittsburgh
129. Jacksonville Jaguars – OLB, Shaquem Griffin, UCF
130. Philadelphia Eagles – DT, Derrick Nnadi, Florida State
131. Miami Dolphins – RB, Royce Freeman, Oregon
132. Philadelphia Eagles – RB, Bo Scarbrough, Alabama
133*. Green Bay Packers – CB, Tony Brown, Alabama
134*. Arizona Cardinals – WR, DaeSean Hamilton, Penn State
135*. Los Angeles Rams – LB, Micah Kiser, Virginia
136*. Los Angeles Rams – OL, Jamil Demby, Maine
137*. Dallas Cowboys – TE, Ian Thomas, Indiana
138. Green Bay Packers – WR, Simmie Cobbs Jr., Indiana
139. New York Giants – DT, Andrew Brown, Virginia
140. Indianapolis Colts – TE, Chris Herndon, Miami
141. Seattle Seahawks – S, Godwin Igwebuike, Northwestern
142. Washington Redskins – OT, Geron Christian, Louisville
143. San Francisco 49ers – DE, Kemoko Turay, Rutgers
144. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – OT, Brandon Parker, North Carolina A&M
145. Chicago Bears – DT, Poona Ford, Texas
146. Seattle Seahawks – CB, Dane Cruikshank, Arizona
147. New Orleans Saints – WR, Daurice Fountain, Northern Iowa
148. Pittsburgh Steelers – TE, Dalton Schultz, Stanford
149. Denver Broncos – G, Will Clapp, LSU
150. Cleveland Browns – CB, Isaac Yiadom, Boston College
151. Cincinnati Bengals – LB, Matthew Thomas, Florida State
152. Arizona Cardinals – S, Tre Flowers, Oklahoma State
153. Detroit Lions – OT, Desmond Harrison, West Georgia
154. Baltimore Ravens – LB, Jack Cichy, Wisconsin
155. Los Angeles Chargers – LB, Christian Sam, Arizona State
156. Philadelphia Eagles – OL, Greg Senat, Wagner
157. New York Jets – WR, Jaleel Scott, New Mexico State
158. Cincinnati Bengals – OT, Toby Weathersby, LSU
159. Oakland Raiders – OT, Alex Cappa, Humboldt State
160. Denver Broncos – OLB, Marquis Haynes, Ole Miss
161. Carolina Panthers – WR, Jester Weah, Pittsburgh
162. Tennessee Titans – WR, Darren Carrington, Utah
163. Washington Redskins – LB, Ja’Von Rolland-Jones, Arkansas State
164. New Orleans Saints – LB, Leon Jacobs, Wisconsin
165. Pittsburgh Steelers – S, Siran Neal, Jacksonville State
166. Buffalo Bills – WR, Tre’Quan Smith, UCF
167. Minnesota Vikings – S, Natrell Jamerson, Wisconsin
168. Seattle Seahawks – TE, Durham Smythe, Notre Dame
169. Philadelphia Eagles – WR, Deontay Burnett, USC
170*. Cincinnati Bengals – DT, Deadrin Senat, South Florida
171*. Dallas Cowboys – WR, Marcell Ateman, Oklahoma State
172*. Green Bay Packers – OLB, Hercules Mata’afa, Washington State
173*. Oakland Raiders – WR, Cedrick Wilson, Boise State
174*. Green Bay Packers – OT, Brett Toth, Army
175. Cleveland Browns – WR, Quadree Henderson, Pittsburgh
176. Los Angeles Rams – LB, Kenny Young, UCLA
177. Houston Texans – WR, Richie James, Middle Tennessee State
178. Indianapolis Colts – CB, Tremon Smith, Central Arkansas
179. New York Jets – LB, Jermaine Carter, Maryland
180. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – DT, P.J. Hall, Sam Houston State
181. Chicago Bears – S, Tarvarius Moore, Southern Miss
182. Arizona Cardinals – RB, Chase Edmonds, Fordham
183. Los Angeles Rams – EDGE, Duke Ejiofor, Wake Forest
184. San Francisco 49ers – LB, Fred Warner, BYU
185. Oakland Raiders – DE, Jacob Martin, Temple
186. Green Bay Packers – G, Dejon Allen, Hawaii
187. Buffalo Bills – DT, Kendrick Norton, Miami
188. Cleveland Browns – DT, Jullian Taylor, Temple
189. New Orleans Saints – TE, Jordan Aikens, UCF
190. Baltimore Ravens – DE, Bilal Nichols, Delaware
191. Los Angeles Chargers – OT, Aaron Evans, UCF
192. Dallas Cowboys – DE, Breeland Speaks, Ole Miss
193. Dallas Cowboys – DE, Mason Gentry, SMU
194. Los Angeles Rams – OLB, Justin Lawler, SMU
195. Los Angeles Rams – OL, Nick Gates, Nebraska
196. Los Angeles Rams – DE, Joe Ostman, Central Michigan
197. Carolina Panthers – QB, Riley Ferguson, Memphis
198. New England Patriots – EDGE, Kylie Fitts, Utah
199. Tennessee Titans – QB, Nick Stevens, Colorado State
200. Atlanta Falcons – QB, Kurt Benkert, Virginia
201. New Orleans Saints – DT, Dee Liner, Arkansas State
202. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – WR, Ray-Ray McCloud, Clemson
203. Jacksonville Jaguars – RB, Malik Williams, Louisville
204. Minnesota Vikings – WR, Jake Wieneke, South Dakota State
205. Washington Redskins – S, Quin Blanding, Virginia
206. Philadelphia Eagles – S, Jeremy Reaves, South Alabama
207. Green Bay Packers – LB, Garrett Dooley, Wisconsin
208. Dallas Cowboys – QB, J.T. Barrett, Ohio State
209. Kansas City Chiefs – WR, Jordan Lasley, UCLA
210. New England Patriots – S, Damon Webb, Ohio State
211. Houston Texans – OT, Anthony Coyle, Fordham
212. Oakland Raiders – CB, Malik Reaves, Villanova
213. Minnesota Vikings – CB, Davontae Harris, Illinois State
214. Houston Texans – P, Michael Dickson, Texas
215. Baltimore Ravens – WR, De’Mornay Pierson-El, Nebraska
216. Oakland Raiders – P, JK Scott, Alabama
217. Oakland Raiders – K, Eddy Pineiro, Florida
218. Minnesota Vikings – LB, Quentin Poling, Ohio
219. New England Patriots – WR, Braxton Berrios, Miami
220. Pittsburgh Steelers – QB, Brogan Roback, Eastern Michigan
221. Indianapolis Colts – CB, Jaylen Dunlap, Illinois
222. Houston Texans – QB, Alex McGough, Florida International
223. San Francisco 49ers – WR, Byron Pringle, Kansas State
224. Chicago Bears – FB, Ryan Nall, Oregon State
225. Minnesota Vikings – CB, Holton Hill, Texas
226. Seattle Seahawks – QB, Kyle Allen, Houston
227. Miami Dolphins – WR, Javon Wims, Georgia
228. Oakland Raiders – OT, David Goldsby, Buffalo
229. Miami Dolphins – OLB, Kendall Donnerson, Southeast Missouri State
230. Jacksonville Jaguars – OLB, Skai Moore, South Carolina
231. Washington Redskins – OLB, Mike Love, USF
232. Green Bay Packers – C, Nicholas Falahi, USC
233. Kansas City Chiefs – WR, Deon Yelder, Western Kentucky
234. Carolina Panthers – WR, Austin Proehl, North Carolina
235. New York Jets – K, Michael Badgley, Miami
236. Dallas Cowboys – FB, Dimitri Flowers, Oklahoma
237. Detroit Lions – G, Matthew Gono, Wesley
238. Arizona Cardinals – WR, Russell Gage, LSU
239. Green Bay Packers – WR, J’Mon Moore, Missouri
240. San Francisco 49ers – OLB, Foye Oluokun, Yale
241. Washington Redskins – LB, Azeem Victor, Washington
242. Carolina Panthers – CB, Quenton Meeks, Stanford
243. Kansas City Chiefs – C, Patrick Morris, TCU
244. Atlanta Falcons – OT, Korey Cunningham, Cincinnati
245. New Orleans Saints – WR, Robert Foster, Alabama
246. Pittsburgh Steelers – WR, Justin Watson, Penn
247. Jacksonville Jaguars – G, Connor Hilland, William & Mary
248. Seattle Seahawks – WR, Keith Kirkwood, Temple
249. Cincinnati Bengals – TE, Troy Fumagalli, Wisconsin
250. Seattle Seahawks – FB, Khalid Hill, Michigan
251. Los Angeles Chargers – OL, Brendan Mahon, Penn State
252. Cincinnati Bengals – WR, Andre Levrone, Virginia
253. Cincinnati Bengals – RB, Boston Scott, Louisiana Tech
254. Arizona Cardinals – WR, Davon Grayson, East Carolina
255. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – RB, Ryan Green, Florida State
256. Atlanta Falcons – S, Afolabi Laguda, Colorado