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"NFL Draft 2019"


  

          

Like I said, I'll try to get to everyone this year. But I probably won't.

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First Round
Sep 27th 2018
1
DE Nick Bosa, Ohio State
Sep 27th 2018
8
ILB Devin White, LSU
Sep 27th 2018
9
S Deionte Thompson, Alabama
Sep 27th 2018
10
DE Clelin Ferrell, Clemson
Sep 27th 2018
11
WR D.K. Metcalf, Ole Miss
Sep 27th 2018
12
DT Christian Wilkins, Clemson
Sep 27th 2018
13
DT Ed Oliver, Houston
Oct 04th 2018
22
CB Greedy Williams, LSU
Oct 07th 2018
23
OLB Brian Burns, Florida State
Oct 07th 2018
24
DT Quinnen Williams, Alabama
Oct 15th 2018
30
QB Justin Herbert, Oregon
Oct 17th 2018
31
Second Round
Sep 27th 2018
2
OLB Trevon Hill, Virginia Tech
Sep 27th 2018
7
WR N'Keal Harry, Arizona State
Sep 30th 2018
16
DE Austin Bryant, Clemson
Oct 02nd 2018
17
QB Drew Lock, Missouri
Oct 09th 2018
26
Third Round
Sep 27th 2018
3
RB David Montgomery, Iowa State
Oct 03rd 2018
20
RB Damien Harris, Alabama
Oct 03rd 2018
21
WR A.J. Brown, Ole Miss
Oct 08th 2018
25
Mid-Rounds
Sep 27th 2018
4
QB Jarrett Stidham, Auburn
Sep 28th 2018
15
I might have been generous
Oct 13th 2018
29
CB Levonta Taylor, Florida State
Oct 02nd 2018
18
Late Rounds
Sep 27th 2018
5
S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Florida
Sep 27th 2018
14
WR Ahmmon Richards, Miami-FL
Oct 02nd 2018
19
      RE: WR Ahmmon Richards, Miami-FL
Oct 10th 2018
27
           yeah.
Oct 10th 2018
28
UDFA
Sep 27th 2018
6

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1. "First Round"
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8. "DE Nick Bosa, Ohio State"
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There's not much to evaluate, because he does everything well. He checks all the boxes you want from an edge rusher: perfect size, uses his hands like a NFL veteran, rushes with a variety of moves, has the athleticism to bend the corner, and of course he plays the run. Obviously he's talented, but there's an uncommon maturity to his technique that you rarely see. Like his brother, as long as he stays healthy he's going to start for the next 10 years.

+ Incredible punch with his hands, extends and moves linemen where he wants them to be
+ Can flatten and turn the corner as well as anybody, even at 270 pounds
+ Half of his career sacks (8.5 of 17.5) have come against ranked opponents, so he shows up when it matters

- Doesn't have a superhuman jump off the snap, like a few of the freakiest blue-chip NFL rushers

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9. "ILB Devin White, LSU"
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Navarro Bowman kind of linebacker. A lead dog, an alpha, whatever you want to call it, he's that guy. His athletic profile is unreal (it also helps him cover up his mistakes quickly) and compliments his vicious tackling. When he hits someone they know it -- he drops bodies but with perfect wrap technique. Coverage? He can do that too, and uses those old running back skills to track throws in the air.

He could get a little faster between the earholes as far as processing, but it hasn't stopped him from being a damn monster to this point. I like him better than any linebacker that was drafted in 2018.

+ Insane burst and balance; he stops-starts with no loss of speed or power
+ Gets in the scrum and uses his thick base and explosive stride to run through blockers
+ Has range all over the field and can play three downs

- Takes false steps due to aggression and can be manipulated in the underneath passing game

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10. "S Deionte Thompson, Alabama"
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This is what I'm talking about. I haven't seen a centerfielder with this much natural range since Earl. He is *that* good in single-high. Spiderman over the middle, all arms and legs, and closes on throws with so much pace even the quarterbacks can't believe he got there in time.

Lots of safeties are fast and twitchy, but what separates him is his anticipation. Even as an inexperienced guy -- he didn't start until the CFB Playoffs last year -- he reads routes like a fifth-year senior. That's an extra sense only the great ones have, and I think he could the next one.

+ Fluidity and acceleration in deep coverage that you cannot teach
+ High-level ball skills, a finisher who could lead the NFL in interceptions one day

- Underweight tackler who can be average if he keeps his form

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11. "DE Clelin Ferrell, Clemson"
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I fell in love last year and nothing has changed. Elite get-off (better than Bosa's) with a mean streak to everything he does. You combine his first step with those long arms and all of a sudden you're an offensive tackle with two hammers in your chest and getting walked into your quarterback.

And when it's time for the real pass rushers to step up -- a coverage sack in a blow-out is not the same as a third down sack in a tight game -- he's relentless. When the game was on the line against Texas A&M this year, on the road, he was unblockable during the final drive. That's special.

+ Works his hands and should be the definition of what converting speed-to-power means
+ Move list is getting longer, and he sets up linemen with feints and counters over four quarters
+ Enjoys de-cleating blockers on running plays; seems as if he is punishing linemen for not letting him rush the passer

- Top-heavy and doesn't have the best bend around the corner, so he lets a few plays slip through his grasp

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12. "WR D.K. Metcalf, Ole Miss"
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This guy is the real WR1 prospect on his team, not A.J. Brown. He's built like Terrell Owens (6'4, 230) and eats up coverages downfield -- there's a couple of guys with his size in this class, but the difference is he can put his foot in the ground and run past you. Once the ball is in the air, he makes highlight catches that are as good as or better than any N'Keal Harry has made.

Only a redshirt sophomore so he's raw on a lot of things, namely his shorter route-running and how to attack off-coverage, but he does something NFL in every game. They don't make too many like this.

+ Deep threat with natural separation skills, and knows how to attack press coverage with multiple release moves and hand technique
+ Hands-catcher who wins balls through contact and can box out any back seven defender
+ Slashing, physical YAC threat with a burst in his long stride

- Learning full route tree and will get caught making too many moves instead of stemming and clearing the corner

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13. "DT Christian Wilkins, Clemson"
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I was blind to him last year but he's the most consistent player on the Tigers front. People assume big Dexter Lawrence is soaking up all those blockers, but Wilkins is the one who actually gets doubled when Clemson rushes four. With good reason -- offenses have to respect his all-around game, and how quickly he can recognize your playbook in real-time.

Physically, he's the perfect size for a modern defensive tackle. He has the wingspan to extend and shed blockers (stands 6'4), but with a compact, squatty build (300 pounds) that makes him a leverage king and keeps him light on his feet. His hand usage is excellent -- better than Ed Oliver -- and he's effective lined up over nearly any gap.

You might sleep on him because he doesn't fill the stat sheet, but he's actually the guy who makes the play before play: the pressure that leads to an interception, the split of a double-team that flushes the quarterback into a teammate's arms, or the crumple of the guard in short yardage that the linebacker cleans ups behind him.

+ Smart as hell; diagnoses plays before they happen and ruins blocking schemes
+ Anchors against double teams better than his teammate Lawrence
+ Great tackler and is a weapon on zone blitzes as a drop defender (he has a safety's backpedal)

- Doesn't have the freaky burst of a 10-sack interior lineman

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22. "DT Ed Oliver, Houston"
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I'm not seeing the Aaron Donald comparison -- Donald was already a more skilled rusher in college, and had counter moves to his counters. As far as undersized tackles go, Oliver (6'2, 290) is much closer to Geno Atkins. Both are fists of energy that have the strength to pummel linemen, but with the quickness to beat them without raising a hand.

Being "undersized" is actually an advantage now anyway. The NFL is a quick-passing league, and short guys who play with leverage and can beat you off the snap are way more harassing than a bigger, anchoring tackle.

I will say there are a few serious things he can improve, even with all the top-pick hype that's surrounded him since he was 18. Foremost, his attack plan when rushing the quarterback isn't very advanced. He gets away with it against Tulane and Memphis, but professionals will neutralize him if he doesn't learn more rush techniques.

Still an uncommon talent, however. And he plays a position where every team in the league wants a difference-maker.

+ Outlier physical build at a trim and sculpted 290 pounds
+ The power he generates on first contact is outrageous; grown men are tossed to the ground as if it was their first snap of playing football
+ Moves like a shark, with elite burst and pursuit effort that is unquestionable
+ Can sit against double teams and accustomed to playing through extra blockers

- Hand usage is not always violent, so he can get washed if he doesn't win with leverage off the snap
- Has a nice club-rip as a mainstay, but lacks a deep arsenal of rush moves once opponents adjust

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23. "CB Greedy Williams, LSU"
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The main draw to him is his size and movement. We're talking about a lean, 6'1 corner who's as agile as a 5'10 guy. With that kind of height and length, you can put him up against an A.J. Green or Julio Jones and tell him to get after it -- he won't be overmatched physically.

Last year he was getting by on a lot of natural talent, but so far he's expanded his game and mostly washed out the bad habits. I thought he was awful in off-coverage last season; now he looks much more disciplined and hovers over the slot as needed. Same for his press technique, which has gone from over-aggressive to controlled intimidation. His biggest flaw -- losing the ball in the air -- remains a work in progress, but the improved technique has put him in less compromising positions downfield.

Overall, I like him. I always say to be good in the NFL you need to have rare abilities, and his physical traits fit that bill.

+ Enviable height and movement skills; a match-up answer to receivers big or small
+ Can be suffocating in press
+ When he is focused and completely on top of his game, he can erase your WR1

- Still grabby at times and will need to further adjust to NFL officiating
- Despite the high interception totals, he does not always track the ball and will negate his own perfect coverage with interference

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24. "OLB Brian Burns, Florida State"
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Remember when everyone was enamored with Arden Key last year, before he took a summer-long sabbatical from football? Watch Burns and you'll see the same player Key was at LSU, just in a different uniform and minus the known baggage. Lanky, slippery and with a predatory closing burst.

Like Key, he's not the biggest guy (may have played under 220 pounds last season) and his frame is all arms and legs. He still lines up with his hand in the dirt most of the time, because his wingspan and flexibility is hell on offensive tackles. He's got depth to his pass rush as well, including a great inside counter and good-enough spin move.

I wasn't the biggest advocate for Key -- he looked too linear -- but he still had special qualities and would've gone first-round if not for his injury and off-field questions. Burns is an improved version of him.

+ Flattens and bends naturally to turn the corner
+ Hands as quick as a boxer; jabs and clubs his way past much larger linemen
+ Comfortable in shallow coverage and has awareness in his drops (avoids pick routes)

- Can overrun the pocket
- Not very effective in run defense

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30. "DT Quinnen Williams, Alabama"
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Holy hell, this kid is better than Ed Oliver. You want to talk about devastation? Watch his swim move. It's art in motion, and unstoppable. He can ruin a play as well as anybody in the country.

And not just as a pass rusher. You can't move him in the run game, either -- he's athletic enough to stone his blocker and still swerve around him for a tackle. Try to run to the edges and he'll probably get to the sideline before your back can find daylight.

Whether he declares this draft (redshirt sophomore) or the next, he'll be in discussion for the first interior lineman taken. Future game-wrecker at a premium position.

+ His swim-rip-club moves are sex
+ Natural-born quarterback killer who already has feints, counter moves and set-ups
+ First step is elite and flies off the line better than most edge rushers
+ Quick hands and uses them to smack around linemen with violence
+ Smooth movements with a closing burst and ability to get skinny through gaps

- Needs more experience against double teams, and offenses game-planning against him

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31. "QB Justin Herbert, Oregon"
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He's way ahead of the pack right now (position-wise). Haskins has a back-loaded schedule and could keep rising, but Herbert has shown everything he's needed to this season. Ideal size (6'5, 230), the arm is there, the accuracy is good-to-outstanding, and he's made plays in a disrupted pocket. He already has the Oregon offense dialed in, so another year in a college system isn't going to improve him much.

There's some ticky-tack stuff to note -- he's a bit indecisive when his pre-snap coverage read is wrong, and his long bucket throws down the sideline can be surprisingly awful -- but this is a franchise prospect otherwise. No need to be overthink it, or turn him into something he isn't (generational talent? he's good, but I don't get that feeling at all).

+ Spins a beautiful fastball and can attack all levels of the field
+ Throws really, really well off-schedule and from bad platforms (ie scrambling)
+ Repeatedly fits the ball into small coverage gaps with accuracy and anticipation
+ Keeps his eyes up when defenders collapse and not too prideful to check down
+ Dangerous mobility; if everyone turns their backs to him in man coverage he will hurt you

- Still getting experience reps, and you can see him thinking in the pocket when there's a trap coverage or the safeties rotate late
- Has a staid, quiet persona...different teams will interpret that differently, for good and bad

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7. "OLB Trevon Hill, Virginia Tech"
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Man, what a first step. He is instant pressure off the edge, with a get-off that's as good as anybody playing for free right now. If you can be in the backfield before most linemen can even lift their hands, I'm interested. After I saw him use a perfect rip-and-dip to bend the corner, I got really interested. And when I watched him throw in a spin move, I was sold -- first rounder for sure.

But the more you watch him, the shine comes off him a bit. He can get very predictable as a rusher, overrunning the pocket and stalling when he can't beat the initial block. His balance ranges from fantastic to awful, as he's on the ground more than you want to see. He doesn't have a go-to inside counter either, so once linemen start adjusting to his speed he can disappear for long stretches.

That first step though. A precious enough a commodity to overlook a lot of sins.

+ Hands can be very good, and has a rip move that is first-class
+ Plays hard, and outruns backs and other linebackers in open field pursuit
+ Best football may be ahead of him; only 12 career sacks, but half of those have come in his last six games

- Kicked off the team this season after three games, which is a big flag considering his talent and how bad a shape the defense is in
- Tries to slide around too many blocks in the run game and will look like he fell into a sinkhole when he has to hold the edge
- NFL tackles will wall him off if he doesn't learn more techniques as a pass rusher

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16. "WR N'Keal Harry, Arizona State"
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I get a Michael Floyd feeling about him. In college he can muscle his way past defensive backs, has enough straight-line speed to be respected, and wins nearly all the jump-balls thrown his way.

I don't think he can be the lead option in a passing game, however. He has a real problem getting separation (also a Michael Floyd trait), and his main advantage -- his size -- is going to be less overwhelming against the NFL technicians at corner.

Spectacular ball skills, though. If he's your best receiver your offense is going to be limited, but as a complementary piece? I know I wouldn't want my defense to see him lined up in the slot, or across from an average number two corner.

+ Highlight reel on downfield catches; has strong hands and fantastic balance for a taller receiver
+ Big bodied and cut like a NFLer (6'4, 216)

- Lacks the snap of a true WR1 and isn't twitchy enough to shake corners out of his breaks
- Gets schemed open with a lot of screens and free releases; as a pure route-runner he's far from great
- Despite elite ball skills, he has several concentration drops and will let you down on the easiest throws

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17. "DE Austin Bryant, Clemson"
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When you look at Clemson's big four up front, he's the one that benefits the most. Which is not a total sleight -- those other three are just that good. But if you have to single block one of them, you take your chances with him.

That said, I still like what he can do. He's an 18-wheeler if he gets any kind of runway; I've seen him just annihilate right tackles who aren't sure how to handle his rush. He brings the same meanness when defending the run, and seems to enjoy blowing up pulling guards and stretch plays to his side. In fact, never send a tight end at him to seal the edge, because he will literally run through the poor guy.

Biggest weakness is his inability to break down in space, though. As violent as he is, he doesn't have natural change of direction skills and misses out on big plays because of it. That keeps him from being a better prospect, but he'll still add some nastiness and splash plays to your defense.

+ Hulk-sized (6'6, 280) with a wingspan that overwhelms linemen
+ Crashes and crumples anything that moves, which makes it really annoying to run outside zone or pull blockers to his side of the field
+ Likes to hit people

- Moves with a lot of inertia and has trouble re-directing
- Can get high in his stance and pushed off his spot if he guesses wrong
- Pass rushes with speed-power-extension, but doesn't have an array of counter moves or great bend to be elite

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26. "QB Drew Lock, Missouri"
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If you're not accurate in college, how are you supposed to be accurate in the NFL? Lock has attempted 1,300 passes over the last four years. He's completed 55% of them. That is alarming, especially with college rules that make a screen pass an offense's most effective play.

Those aren't just numbers -- his inconsistency aiming a football shows up when you watch him, too. A good percentage of his bad throws are due to laziness, fading away in the pocket or side-arming for no reason. That is fixable. What's scarier is when he is late on his timing -- he needs to see a receiver open before he can pull the trigger, which lets defenses catch up to his throws and force incompletions.

It's a shame, because he's a natural talent for the position otherwise. Perfect build (6'4, 225) and is never labored in his movements. Gorgeous, tight release when he's dialed in. Highlights and highlights of frozen ropes down the seams.

But if you're not accurate -- really accurate, into tight windows -- your NFL potential will always be capped. It's a trait that never seems to drastically improve with coaching or experience; you either have it or you don't.

+ Looks the part; a very good arm and impressive mobility
+ Adapted to three offensive systems in three years, so a quick-study who could have unseen potential with an advanced coaching staff
+ Attacks all levels of the field and can be clinical when everything is going his way

- Sloppy with the basics (release point, footwork) even after four years starting
- Doesn't face as much pressure as you think, and has some awful ideas when you give him too much time (scramble drills are prayer drills for his coaches)
- Racks up his counting stats when stakes are lowest; threw 44 touchdowns as a junior but 18 were against Missouri State (7), Idaho (6) and UConn (5)

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20. "RB David Montgomery, Iowa State"
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I was a huge Derrius Guice fan and this guy is the Midwest version. Lives for contact, and has the best combination of power and balance you'll see in college football this season. Not just a brute force runner, either -- he can make you miss in a phone booth with his vicious, Achilles-shredding jump cut. His best runs are as beautifully violent as football can be.

So why not higher? He looks like a one-gear player to me. I don't see the explosiveness to beat angles and get chunk plays, which limits his potential as a lead back. And for all his craftiness creating space, he can dance too much and make more cuts than needed. Sometimes you have to get what you can.

Fun as hell to watch though and I'm rooting for him at the next level. If only he had a little more burst and long speed...

+ Literally makes something out of nothing, every drive
+ Low center of gravity with tremendous leg drive and lateral quickness = broken tackle machine
+ Team captain with natural leadership traits
+ Does well for himself in the passing game; very smooth hands and I think he'll be a reliable quarterback protector

- Play speed is average and he doesn't win the corner consistently
- Freelancing style will be reined in by NFL speed on defense

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21. "RB Damien Harris, Alabama"
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He's fine. There is a consistent boringness to watching him, as he does nothing spectacular and nothing awful. He runs plays the way they're designed, he can leg-drive through tackle attempts, has a little giddy-up to get into the secondary, and does enough on passing downs.

What he lacks is a special trait that NFL defenses have to account for. His feet are good but not great. He breaks tackles but won't make a lot of safeties miss. He's an outlet receiver that you don't have to worry about getting downfield on you. Also, Alabama backs always get a side-eye because they play behind the most consistent unit in college football...when's the last time Saban didn't have a dominating offensive line? Exactly.

He could be an above-average workhorse if he goes to a great fit. He's just not worth reaching too high for.

+ Doesn't dance around and always falls forward for hidden yardage
+ Squatty and balanced so hard to get a clean shot on him
+ Has an extra gear since he lost weight last season

- Needs an alleyway to be at his best and rarely has to create his own space
- Master of "good" who doesn't flash elite qualities

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25. "WR A.J. Brown, Ole Miss"
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For someone who was talked up as the best receiver in this class, I find his game to be pretty disappointing. He's a big slot receiver. With smooth movements. And catches most of the six-yard passes his way. That's it, that's the list of stuff he can do.

Where's the game-changing ability? Not down the seam or outside, because he doesn't have a getaway gear. So...he's an unstoppable chain-mover between the hashes? Not exactly. His breaks aren't sharp, and he gets little separation against top athletes. Well, he's got impeccable hands then, right? Nope. At least one questionable drop a game.

Nothing wrong with being a physical slot receiver. You just don't draft those guys in the first two rounds.

+ Can box out most defenders and muscles through tackles after the catch
+ Strong hands when concentrating
+ He should drop 20 pounds (listed at 230) and try to emulate Jarvis Landry; he has some similar traits

- 12 of his 17 career touchdowns have come against South Alabama, Tennessee-Martin, Louisiana Lafayette, Southern Illinois, Wofford, Louisiana Monroe and Vanderbilt
- 3 career touchdowns against SEC West opponents
- Never lines up outside and can be nullified when pressed; may not be much of an athlete
- Drops too many easy passes for someone without vertical ability

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15. "QB Jarrett Stidham, Auburn"
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I don't know why everyone keeps trying to make Jarrett Stidham happen. If he has a special trait worth waiting on, I've yet to see it in a game.

Physically he's got an average build with above-average mobility. He does spin a pretty ball, and it's very catchable…for both sides. Which is my main problem with him -- he doesn't show much natural quarterbacking ability. You know, like reading progressions (two is a struggle), or stepping up in the pocket to buy time for a deep throw. He's played in two systems (Baylor transfer) where the quarterback makes one read, and has the defense manipulated for him by the coaching and alignment. Left to his own devices he's a headless chicken.

What I do see is a young Blake Bortles, but smaller and with a worse arm. Exciting.

+ Pretty passer when he's unbothered
+ Moves well and adds a running option from the quarterback spot

- Prolongs plays in a bad way due to his non-existent pocket presence; a sack magnet that takes a bunch of unnecessary hits (9 fumbles in 2017)
- Accuracy comes and goes, even on the easiest passes
- Coverages process slowly for him and he gets into a panic mode when first read is not well defined
- Benefits greatly from every defense focusing on the multi-read Auburn running game; gets vanilla coverages and mush rushes on most throws

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29. "I might have been generous"
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he looked undraftable against Mississippi State and Tennessee these past two weeks.

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18. "CB Levonta Taylor, Florida State"
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It's hard being a defensive back these days. Going over the middle is now considered a "no rough hitting zone" for opposing receivers, and pretty much every rule is designed to limit your effectiveness.

So it's *really* hard to be an undersized defensive back. That's what Taylor is, and you could almost look past his shortcoming if he had better awareness playing the ball. Every game I've seen of him, he goes into panic mode when receivers put their hands up, and resorts to blatant interference or doing blind 360s trying to find the football.

He does have his moments due to his pure athleticism -- he tested in a pretty freaky SPARQ percentile as a recruit -- but to have a chance in today's NFL, you've got to be damn good at disrupting receivers at the catch point. He's not.

+ Has a lot of good reps in press coverage
+ Naturally springy for the position and has make-up burst

- Listed at 5'10 but probably 5'9 at best, undersized either way and lacks length to contest throws
- Despite his good stretches, when he's beat it's ugly
- Footwork and route recognition can both be shaky, as if he's still learning the position fundamentally

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5. "Late Rounds"
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14. "S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Florida"
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This guy was mocked as a first-rounder back in spring? Yeah, that's a no from me. I don't like his tackling, I don't like his coverage and I don't like his effort. I guess he could improve his form on the first two parts, but he gives up on a lot plays and lacks standout traits. It's scary to imagine him as anyone's last line of defense.

+ Can cover ground fairly quickly and has some ball skills over the top

- Ball-carriers run through him like tissue paper in the open field
- Big-time grabber in coverage to go with a sloppy backpedal
- Doesn't have an edge to him; receivers block him easily downfield and his pursuit is non-existent at times
- Used primarily near the line of scrimmage in college, but he's under six-feet-tall and barely two bills so NFL offenses are going to love that

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19. "WR Ahmmon Richards, Miami-FL"
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He jacked up his knee in the opener so he may end up returning for his senior year. Whether he declares or not, I still have no idea how he got first/second round talk over the summer. I realize preseason projections vary wildly, but the player I saw in 2017 should not have even cracked a top-100 watchlist.

How many receivers learn how to catch when they get to the NFL? Because right now, he pulls in passes like he doesn't have opposable thumbs. His quarterback has to split his numbers so he can cradle it, otherwise it's an exercise in how many ways he can drop a simple throw. To compound that fatal flaw, he also plays soft -- doesn't fight through contact, short-arms tight window passes, and is always a gentle breeze away from fumbling.

I'll keep an open mind if he waits until 2020. I just really dislike his game, and don't see his main issues improving much with time.

+ Has a kick to his movements and could be a dangerous route-runner with his quickness

- A receiver who is very bad at receiving passes
- Unpolished in all the other facets of being a receiver

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27. "RE: WR Ahmmon Richards, Miami-FL"
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Sad what happened to dude. Anytime a dream is derailed it's a travesty. Wishing him well.

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28. "yeah."
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that summary seems rough in retrospect. but all the best to him.

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6. "UDFA"
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