NFL Draft: team grades

ArizonaCardinals3.jpg

Arizona Cardinals

1-13 (13) = Haason Reddick: LB – Temple

2-4 (36) = Budda Baker: DB – Washington

3-34 (98) = Chad Williams: WR – Grambling State

4-8 (115) = Dorian Johnson, G – Pittsburgh

5-13 (157) = Will Holden: OT – Vanderbilt

5-36 (179) = T.J. Logan: RB – North Carolina

6-24 (208) = Rudy Ford: S – Auburn

UDFA = Antonio Pipkin: QB – Pipkin

UDFA = Trevor Knight: QB (WR/S/ATH) – Texas A&M

UDFA = Ricky Seals-Jones: WR/TE – Texas A&M

UDFA = Krishawn Hogan: WR – Marian Continue reading “NFL Draft: team grades”

NFL Draft: Big Board

This big board doesn’t take into account injuries or off field issues. This is strictly an evaluation based on tape, measurables, and potential.

  1. Myles Garrett: DE – Texas A&M
  2. Malik Hooker: FS – Ohio State
  3. Leonard Fournette: RB – LSU
  4. Reuben Foster: LB – Alabama
  5. Jonathan Allen: DE/DT – Alabama
  6. O.J. Howard: TE – Alabama
  7. Joe Mixon: RB – Oklahoma
  8. Marshon Lattimore: CB – Ohio State
  9. Jamal Adams: S – LSU
  10. Solomon Thomas: DE – Stanford
  11. Deshaun Watson: QB – Clemson
  12. Forrest Lamp: T/G – Western Kentucky
  13. Haason Reddick: LB – Temple
  14. Mike Williams: WR – Clemson
  15. Marlon Humphrey: CB – Alabama
  16. Corey Davis: WR – Western Michigan
  17. Jarrad Davis: LB – Florida
  18. Sidney Jones: CB – Washington
  19. Derek Barnett: DE – Tennessee
  20. Budda Baker: DB – Washington
  21. Jabrill Peppers: DB – Michigan
  22. Dalvin Cook: RB – Florida State
  23. Chidobe Awuzie: CB – Colorado
  24. Mitch Trubisky: QB – North Carolina
  25. Gareon Conley: CB – Ohio State
  26. DeMarcus Walker: DE/DT – Florida State
  27. Jordan Willis: DE/OLB – Kansas State
  28. Takkarist McKinley: DE/OLB – UCLA
  29. Cam Robinson: OT – Alabama
  30. Carl Lawson: DE – Auburn
  31. John Ross: WR – Washington
  32. David Njoku: TE – Miami
  33. Christian McCaffrey: RB – Stanford
  34. Tre’Davious White: CB – LSU
  35. Tim Williams: DE/OLB – Alabama
  36. Obi Melifonwu: DB – UCONN
  37. Evan Engram: TE – Mississippi
  38. Quincy Wilson: CB – Florida
  39. Garett Bolles: OT – Utah
  40. Chris Godwin: WR – Penn State
  41. Ryan Ramczyk: OT – Wisconsin
  42. Charles Harris: DE – Missouri
  43. Rasul Douglas: CB – West Virginia
  44. Taylor Moton: OT – Western Michigan
  45. Bucky Hodges: TE – Virginia Tech
  46. DeShone Kizer: QB – Notre Dame
  47. Dan Feeney: G – Indiana
  48. Jordan Leggett: TE – Clemson
  49. Malik McDowell: DT – Michigan State
  50. Raekwon McMillan: LB – Ohio State
  51. Zay Jones: WR – East Carolina
  52. Kevin King: CB – Washington
  53. Tyus Bowser: DE/OLB – Houston
  54. Eddie Jackson: S – Alabama
  55. Patrick Mahomes: QB – Texas Tech
  56. Jahleel Johnson: DT – Iowa
  57. Zach Cunningham: LB – Vanderbilt
  58. Fabian Moreau: CB – UCLA
  59. Montravius Adams: DT – Auburn
  60. Adoree’ Jackson: CB – USC
  61. Taco Charlton: DE – Michigan
  62. Carlos Watkins: DT – Clemson
  63. Cole Hikutini: TE – Louisville
  64. Kareem Hunt: RB – Toledo
  65. Marcus Maye: S – Florida
  66. Jamaal Williams: RB – BYU
  67. Duke Riley: LB – LSU
  68. Curtis Samuel: RB/WR – Ohio State
  69. Marcus Williams: S – Utah
  70. Alvin Kamara: RB – Tennessee
  71. Cordrea Tankersley: CB – Clemson
  72. Dalvin Tomlinson: DT – Alabama
  73. T.J. Watt: OLB – Wisconsin
  74. Teez Tabor: CB – Florida
  75. Dion Dawkins: T/G – Temple
  76. D’Onta Foreman: RB – Texas
  77. Desmond King: DB – Iowa
  78. Jourdan Lewis: CB – Michigan
  79. Tarell Basham: DE – Ohio
  80. Davis Webb: QB – California
  81. Antonio Garcia: OT – Troy
  82. Tanoh Kpassagnon: DE/DT – Villanova
  83. Nate Peterman: QB – Pittsburgh
  84. Dede Westbrook: WR – Oklahoma
  85. David Sharpe: T/G – Florida
  86. Josh Reynolds: WR – Texas A&M
  87. Jake Butt: TE – Michigan
  88. Wayne Gallman: RB – Clemson
  89. Isaiah Ford: WR – Virginia Tech
  90. Joshua Dobbs: QB – Tennessee
  91. Ryan Switzer: WR – North Carolina
  92. Jalen Reeves-Maybin: LB – Tennessee
  93. Josh Jones: S – North CarolinaState
  94. JuJu Smith-Shuster: WR – USC
  95. Jadar Johnson: S – Clemson
  96. Gabe Marks: WR – Washington State
  97. Joe Williams: RB – Utah
  98. Carlos Henderson: WR – Louisiana Tech
  99. Devonte Fields: OLB – Louisville
  100. Brian Hill: RB – Wyoming Continue reading “NFL Draft: Big Board”

NFL Draft Positional Rankings

QB:watson.jpg

  1. Deshaun Watson – Clemson

Deshaun Watson was my top quarterback prospect before the combine, and during the combine he increased the separation between himself and the field. Watson isn’t the perfect prospect, but he has a high floor and has enough upside to be a top tier NFL quarterback. He has been prone to throwing interceptions, but so were Jameis Winston and Matt Ryan in college. As a passer, Watson is accurate and usually makes good decisions. Both these areas can and should be improved once he receives NFL coaching. Watson is a great athlete with the ability to run for yards or scramble to buy time before completing a pass. What separates Watson is his mentality and ability to make his teammates better. Watson is a winner and is as clutch as they come. I want my quarterback to be at his best in the biggest moments, and Watson has played his best ball in his two national championship games. I don’t think Watson is the best player in the draft, but if I needed a quarterback I’d take him in the top ten.

trubisky.jpg

  1. Mitchell Trubisky – North Carolina

Mitchell Trubisky looks like a safe quarterback prospect on tape. He has decent size, good athleticism, and is an accurate passer. He was the most consistent draft eligible quarterback this season. The biggest issue with Trubisky is his lack of experience. He was only a one year starter at North Carolina. Why couldn’t he beat out Marquise Williams (a nice college quarterback but couldn’t make it to the NFL) and why was the team worse this season under Trubisky’s leadership? I think leadership and winning are two important characteristics of a quarterback, and I question whether Trubisky has what it takes to lead an NFL team. He looked like a potential #1 overall pick when he led North Carolina to a victory on the road against Florida State, but he didn’t consistently play up to that level. He struggled in a few key moments when his team needed him most, which makes me question his clutch gene. I think he could use a season to sit and watch, but he has the potential to be a good NFL starter. I think Trubisky should be a late first round pick.

kizer.jpg

  1. DeShone Kizer – Notre Dame Continue reading “NFL Draft Positional Rankings”