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2022 NFL Draft: Analysis of Every Draft Pick

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The 33rd Team’s scouts have watched over 300 prospects in this class and have familiarized themselves with the schemes and needs of every team around the NFL. After covering this draft 24/7 for the last few months, we evaluated every single NFL Draft pick in the 2022 class.

While we cheered for our 33rd Team alumni of scouts, coaches and executives to have an excellent draft, we showed no bias as we fairly evaluated every single pick!

Find analysis from Day 1, 2 and 3 below!

Day 1 Analysis:

Round 1, Pick 1 — Jacksonville Jaguars select: Travon Walker (Georgia EDGE)

Instant Analysis: A versatile and explosive athlete who was a leader on one of the best defenses in the country, Travon Walker’s surge from likely first-rounder to first overall pick is complete. On our board, Walker is a reach here. He sits at No. 37 and as the No. 7 EDGE prospect for our scouts and hasn’t shown the consistent high-level production of a typical top pick. Nonetheless, his exceptional athletic prowess gives him an All-Pro ceiling.

Watch Wade Phillips and John Pagano’s Analysis of Walker

Round 1, Pick 2 — Detroit Lions select: Aidan Hutchinson (Michigan EDGE)

Instant Analysis: Hutchinson, who is debatably the safest prospect in the draft, is staying in the state of Michigan. He is a high floor prospect who offers impressive power rush ability with refined technique and a high motor. Hutchinson was the No. 4 overall player on our board, and the No. 2 EDGE. Hutchinson goes to a team that was scarce in defensive talent in 2021, but played hard for Dan Campbell and his staff. His addition immediately adds a presence on the defensive front opposite Romeo Okwara.

Watch John Pagano’s Analysis of Hutchinson

Round 1, Pick 3 — Houston Texans select: Derek Stingley Jr. (LSU CB)

Instant Analysis: The Texans bet on Stingley’s upside here. He was not as productive over the past two years as in his freshman year at LSU, but he has the talent to be a shutdown corner in Houston. He was the No. 14 overall player on our board and the No. 2 rated cornerback. He is an excellent athlete with outstanding hip fluidity and ball skills. However, he has a few glaring plays on tape that put his effort and competitiveness into question.

Watch Kyle Wilson’s Analysis of Stingley

Read about Derek Singley’s injury prognostication from a Sports Medicine Doctor here.

Round 1, Pick 4 — New York Jets select: Ahmad Gardner (Cincinnati CB)

Instant Analysis: Gardner is a long and very athletic cornerback who shined in press coverage on tape. He has great ball skills and speed out of his transition that will translate to the style of defense the Jets want to play. He is a tough, confident player who brings swagger and an ideal fit to Robert Saleh’s defense.

Watch Kyle Wilson’s Analysis of Gardner

Round 1, Pick 5 — New York Giants select: Kayvon Thibodeaux (Oregon EDGE)

Instant Analysis: The No. 3 overall player on our board, Kayvon Thibodeaux is an elite athlete with tremendous upside. The pairing of him and Azeez Ojulari is going to be a very impressive duo that will also give Leonard Williams the ability to wreak havoc on the inside

Watch John Pagano’s Analysis of Thibodeaux

Round 1, Pick 6 — Carolina Panthers select: Ikem Ekwonu (NC State OT)

Instant Analysis: The No. 5 overall player on our board and No. 2 OT. Ekwonu is a road grader in the run game with active feet and strong, violent hands. He is the most agile offensive lineman in this year’s draft and brings versatility to this offense. The Panthers will not select again until pick No. 131.

Round 1, Pick 7 — New York Giants select: Evan Neal (Alabama OT)

Instant Analysis: After getting the No. 3 overall player on our board, they now grab Neal, the No. 1 player on our draft board. Neal is the best pass protecting tackle in this year’s draft who has a monstrous frame. His combination of anchor strength, length and athleticism at 6-foot-7 makes him a promising franchise tackle.

Round 1, Pick 8 — Atlanta Falcons select: Drake London (USC WR)

Instant Analysis: The No. 10 overall player on our board the the No. 2 receiver. The Falcons grab another target for Marcus Mariota. A big and physical receiver who can win at the catch point, London adds much needed depth to the receiver room that has Olamide Zaccheaus as the top returning piece. While Garrett Wilson was the top receiver on our board, the Falcons show their preference for a bigger target here.

Watch Laveranues Coles’ Analysis of Drake London

Round 1, Pick 9 — Seattle Seahawks select: Charles Cross (Mississippi State OT)

Instant Analysis: The No. 9 overall player on our board and the No. 3 at OT. Cross has the ideal length and size for the position. He has an extremely high ceiling with his light feet and use of length in both phases of the game. Cross is an ideal left tackle prospect for the Seahawks scheme and projects to become a consistent starter.

Round 1, Pick 10 — New York Jets select: Garrett Wilson (Ohio State WR)

Instant Analysis: Wilson is our No. 1 WR prospect and No. 7 overall prospect. He brings a combination of outstanding speed and run after the catch ability that will give the Jets a lot of room to get creative. Wilson also has the ability to make tough catches at the high-point while displaying outstanding body control against more physical corners. The Jets now have nabbed our top receiver and top cornerback and officially put the Deebo Samuel for the 10th pick trade rumors to bed.

Watch Laveranues Coles’ Analysis of Garrett Wilson

Round 1, Pick 11 — New Orleans Saints select: Chris Olave (Ohio State WR)

Instant Analysis: The Saints fill a huge need as they get a complimentary receiver to Michael Thomas. Olave is a savvy route runner who wins with outstanding instincts and intelligence. He also has tremendous deep speed and gives the Saints an immediate deep threat for Jameis Winston.

Watch Laveranues Coles’ Analysis of Chris Olave

Round 1, Pick 12 — Detroit Lions select: Jameson Williams (Alabama WR)

Instant Analysis: The last receiver in our top-tier for the position, Jameson Williams has game-changing speed and is immediately the best vertical threat on the Lions. He also has the ability to make tough contested catches over the middle despite a slimmer frame. He is a home run threat whenever he touches the ball.

Read about Jameson Williams’ injury prognostication from a Sports Medicine Doctor here.

Round 1, Pick 13 — Philadelphia Eagles select: Jordan Davis (Georgia DL)

Instant Analysis: The Eagles trade up over the Baltimore Ravens to take Davis, who Baltimore was rumored to be fond of. Davis is a mammoth human being who can eat blocks in the middle and keep linebackers clean. The 2021 Outland Trophy winner is a true two-gapping nose tackle who will have limited impact on third down, but will be a force up the middle against the run.

Round 1, Pick 14 — Baltimore Ravens select: Kyle Hamilton (Notre Dame DS)

Instant Analysis: Hamilton was the No. 2 overall player on our board. Hamilton is a big, physical safety who provides a lot of versatility for the Ravens defense. He is a legitimate defender at all three levels of the field with the range to play center fielder and make plays in the box. He is a day one plug and play defender who will become a playmaker.

Watch: NFL Draft Prospect Highlight — Kyle Hamilton

Round 1, Pick 15 — Houston Texans select: Kenyon Green (Texas A&M OG)

Instant Analysis: The No. 19 overall player on our board and 7th-best player remaining, the Texas grab a plug-and-play starter at OG. Green is a dominant run blocker who has a thick build to anchor down in the pass game. With outstanding play strength and high-end effort, he will help them build a tough culture up front.

Watch: Mike Tannenbaum compares Kenyon Green to his former player, Damien Woody

Round 1, Pick 16 — Washington Commanders select: Jahan Dotson (Penn State WR)

Instant Analysis: Jahan Dotson is our No. 5 WR prospect and No. 21 overall prospect. He is an outstanding route runner with tremendous hands. He gives Washington a nice complimentary receiver to take some of the pressure off of star wideout Terry McLaurin that they have not had since McLaurin entered the league in 2019.

Watch: Mike Tannenbaum scouts Jahan Dotson

Round 1, Pick 17 — Los Angeles Chargers select: Zion Johnson (Boston College OG)

Instant Analysis: The Chargers continue to fortify their interior offensive line as they aim to keep their franchise signal caller upright. For the second straight year, the Chargers take an extremely athletic, yet undersized prospect. Despite a lack of height, Johnson’s blend of speed, power, and flexibility are rare. His ability to play any position on the offensive line pinch offers an added bonus.

Round 1, Pick 18 — Tennessee Titans select: Treylon Burks (Arkansas WR)

Instant Analysis: Treylon Burks is the No. 6 wide receiver on our board and primarily played out of the slot in college. He has a larger frame that helps him to make contested catches down field. Burks shows above the line acceleration with the potential to be a dangerous receiver after the catch if he plays with consistent physicality at the next level.

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Watch: Mike Tannenbaum scouts Treylon Burks

Round 1, Pick 19 — New Orleans Saints select: Trevor Penning (Northern Iowa OT)

Instant Analysis: Penning is a classic high-upside OT and fits into the Terron Armstead-sized hole on New Orleans’ OL. With historic testing numbers and one of the most violent tackles in the class, he’ll have to work on his footwork and processing at the next level. Some see him as a RT, but the Saints seem to trust him on the left side.

Round 1, Pick 20 — Pittsburgh Steelers select: Kenny Pickett (Pittsburgh QB)

Instant Analysis: As the top QB on our board, Pickett broke out in 2021 in a timing-based offense while excelling after the play broke down. He is a precise QB with incredible anticipation and clean mechanics. He brings a highly competitive demeanor and is at his best through the air in scramble situations, but doesn’t consistently work through progression and lacks top-end arm strength. Pickett already knows his way around the stadium and practice facility in Pittsburgh well.

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Round 1, Pick 21 — Kansas City Chiefs select: Trent McDuffie (Washington CB)

Instant Analysis: He lacks size and length but can play any position in the defensive backfield for a team that needs to add starting talent in the secondary. He does not have much experience in man coverage but can be a significant asset in zone for defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. Don’t be surprised if he sees significant time at both outside cornerback and in the slot as a rookie.

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Round 1, Pick 22 — Green Bay Packers select: Quay Walker (Georgia LB)

Instant Analysis: Walker is a rangy and athletic LB who can sniff out ball carriers from sideline-to-sideline. He is a consistent tackler and has the ability to contribute on all three downs in a number of ways. Though he is the No. 3 LB on our big board, he has the makings of a solid starter at the next level and provides excellent versatility.

Round 1, Pick 23 — Buffalo Bills select: Kaiir Elam (Florida CB)

Instant Analysis: Elam was our No. 5 corner and No. 26 player on our board. He is a long striding player who is physical in coverage but lacks that same presence in run support. He has good physical tools that can be used in their heavy zone scheme.

Watch: Mike Tannenbaum scouts Kaiir Elam

Round 1, Pick 24 — Dallas Cowboys select: Tyler Smith (Tulsa OT)

Instant Analysis: Smith is a young, athletic prospect who will be a project in Dallas. His ability to anchor needs work, but his long arms, heavy hands and athleticism give him a high ceiling. Smith is the lowest player on our board to be drafted to this point, and Dallas is clearly betting on upside here.

Round 1, Pick 25 — Baltimore Ravens select: Tyler Linderbaum (Iowa OC)

Instant Analysis: With excellent mobility and an elite wrestling background, we mocked Linderbaum to be selected by the Ravens at No. 14 overall on Wednesday. Although his short stature and arm length work against him, he has mobility, balance and sustain to become an All-Pro talent. After following up the Kyle Hamilton pick with Linderbaum, the Ravens are a challenger for the biggest winner of Day 1.

Round 1, Pick 26 — New York Jets select: Jermaine Johnson II (Florida State EDGE)

Instant Analysis: Jermaine Johnson II is an impressive athlete who was the most dominant player at the Senior Bowl. The Jets defensive line has legit top ten potential now pairing him across from Carl Lawson, along with Quinnen Williams and John Franklin-Myers inside.

Round 1, Pick 27 — Jacksonville Jaguars select: Devin Lloyd (Utah LB)

Instant Analysis: Devin Lloyd is a rangy and physical LB who has a history of good production. He is a high value pick that profiles as an immediate contributor in the NFL with the versatility to cover, stuff the run, and blitz at a high level.

Watch: Mike Tannenbaum scouts Devin Lloyd

Round 1, Pick 28 — Green Bay Packers select: Devonte Wyatt (Georgia DL)

Instant Analysis: Devonte Wyatt is an explosive athlete who had the most production among the elite Georgia defensive linemen in this draft class. While his advanced age (24 years old) gives him a lower ceiling than some of his peers in this class, his floor is high and he has the best bend of any defensive lineman in the class in our eyes. He was the top defensive lineman in the class on our board and was ranked No. 29 overall.

Round 1, Pick 29 — New England Patriots select: Cole Strange (Chattanooga OG)

Instant Analysis: A six-year player at Chattanooga, Cole Strange was a big riser in the pre-draft process and fits in seamlessly for a team in need of a starter on the interior. Strange is an explosive player with good run blocking ability and the athleticism to make an impact on the second level. His high motor and toughness will fit in with the Patriots culture.

Round 1, Pick 30 — Kansas City Chiefs select: George Karlaftis (Purdue EDGE)

Instant Analysis: George Karlaftis is a heavy-handed, refined edge rusher who excels as a power rusher and does a good job of setting the edge. He’ll benefit from playing across from Frank Clark. This was great value for the Chiefs, as Karlaftis was our third ranked edge rusher entering the draft.

Round 1, Pick 31 — Cincinnati Bengals select: Daxton Hill (Michigan DS)

Instant Analysis: Daxton Hill is a safety prospect with very good ability in the slot who brings outstanding explosiveness, good toughness, and good coverage ability to the Bengals secondary. While Hill was a reach on our board as the No. 79 overall prospect, he can play on all three levels of the defense and thrive from a variety of alignments.

Round 1, Pick 32 — Minnesota Vikings select: Lewis Cine (Georgia DS)

Instant Analysis: Lewis Cine is a rangy safety with the prototypical skill set for a free safety. He can read and diagnose plays quickly, and was the leading tackler on an historic Georgia defense. He has some areas of his game that require slight polishing, but he is ready to contribute in the NFL on Day 1.

Day 2 Analysis:

Round 2, Pick 33 — Tampa Bay Buccaneers select: Logan Hall (Houston DL)

Instant Analysis: Logan Hall projects initially as a Developmental Backup with traits with potential to be a Functional Starter down the line. He has a skill set that is hard to hammer down as to where he’d fit positionally at the next level but has the athleticism, developmental upside, and in-game effort to potentially be successful down the line.

Round 2, Pick 34 — Green Bay Packers select: Christian Watson (North Dakota State WR)

Instant Analysis: Watson is exactly what the Packers have always looked for in their receivers: size and speed. Clocked at 23 mph in college, Watson is going to be one of the fastest players in the NFL in a 6-foot-4 frame. He also shows tremendous versatility with his ability to line up in the backfield and be used on end arounds and pop passes.

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Round 2, Pick 35 — Tennessee Titans select: Roger McCreary (Auburn CB)

Instant Analysis: If his arms were two inches longer, Roger McCreary would be a top 15 pick. He has some of the best mirror-match ability of any cornerback in the past few drafts and was consistently tested by top-tier competition in the SEC. While many projected McCreary to slide inside, he’ll likely play on the outside for Tennessee with Elijah Molden already in the slot.

Watch: Mike Tannenbaum scouts Roger McCreary

Round 2, Pick 36 — New York Jets select: Breece Hall (Iowa State RB)

Instant Analysis: Hall was the 42nd player on our draft board. He brings a combination of size, physicality and long speed to the Jets offense. He has had limited production in the passing game but should be a great addition to their zone running scheme.

Round 2, Pick 37 — Houston Texans select: Jalen Pitre (Baylor DS)

Instant Analysis: Jalen Pitre is a versatile piece in the secondary. He needs to continue to develop his coverage ability to play in the slot, but during the Senior Bowl he showed adequate to above the line ability to cover TEs and WRs from the slot despite struggling against them at times during the season. He projects as a winning backup by our report.

Round 2, Pick 38 — Atlanta Falcons select: Arnold Ebiketie (Penn State EDGE)

Instant Analysis: Arnold Ebiketie is one of the best 3-4 OLB, who excels at getting to the quarterback. He is a good athlete with good length who will offer immediate pass rush help for the Falcons. A very good fit for Atlanta here.

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Round 2, Pick 39 — Chicago Bears select: Kyler Gordon (Washington CB)

Instant Analysis: Kyler Gordon may have more upside than his teammate Trent McDuffie, who went No. 21 overall. Gordon was the No. 20-ranked player on our board and projects as an immediate starting cornerback in a zone scheme. His hip fluidity and change of direction are both outstanding.

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Round 2, Pick 40 — Seattle Seahawks select: Boye Mafe (Minnesota EDGE)

Instant Analysis: The Senior Bowl MVP, Boye Mafe is one of the best athletes in the draft regardless of position. He offers tremendous upside who will most likely play as a situational pass rusher early in his career.

Read: 10 Future Franchise Players Who Will be Draft Outside Round 1

Round 2, Pick 41 — Seattle Seahawks select: Kenneth Walker III (Michigan State RB)

Instant Analysis: Walker was the 67th player on our big board. Standing at 5-foot-9 Walker brings electric 4.38 speed who has excellent vision and balance. He is somewhat limited in pass protection but will be a good 2-down player initially for Seattle.

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Round 2, Pick 42 — Minnesota Vikings select: Andrew Booth Jr. (Clemson CB)

Instant Analysis: The Vikings traded up to take Andrew Booth, who was rated the 18th best player on our draft board. Booth has good size for the position and has some of the best ball skills in this year’s class.

Watch: Former NFL Cornerback Kyle Wilson scouts Andrew Booth Jr.

Round 2, Pick 43 — New York Giants select: Wan’Dale Robinson (Kentucky WR)

Instant Analysis: Wan’Dale Robinson is an extremely elusive receiver in the open field. Despite only being 5-8, he has elite run after the catch ability and shows impressive shiftiness. He also has tremendous versatility to be able to line up in the backfield and take snaps in the run game. Though small in stature, he plays bigger than his size indicates and can contribute on special teams.

Round 2, Pick 44 — Houston Texans select: John Metchie III (Alabama WR)

Instant Analysis: John Metchie III is an extremely consistent receiver who gives Houston a savvy route runner to open things up in the intermediate passing game while taking some of the pressure off of Brandin Cooks in the deep passing game. He’s a smooth technician who is a great value in the second round coming off an ACL tear.

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Round 2, Pick 45 — Baltimore Ravens select: David Ojabo (Michigan EDGE)

Instant Analysis: David Ojabo is a tremendous athlete who excels at getting to the quarterback. Before the injury, he was our No. 4 edge rusher. Ojabo is still new to football, so he will need to develop better instincts, but he offers a lot of excitement when healthy.

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Round 2, Pick 46 — Detroit Lions select: Josh Paschal (Kentucky EDGE)

Instant Analysis: Josh Paschal is a heavy-handed edge rusher with outstanding explosiveness who can win at the point of attack. While he was considered a reach on our board as the No. 138 prospect, he has potential to start as a strong side defensive end.

Round 2, Pick 47 — Washington Commanders select: Phidarian Mathis (Alabama DL)

Instant Analysis: Phidarian Mathis projects as a 1-Tech with versatility to play from a 0-3-Tech. While he played on a championship contending team and showed leadership as one of Alabama’s captains in 2021, he is a reach here on our board due to his age and athletic limitations.

Round 2, Pick 48 — Chicago Bears select: Jaquan Brisker (Penn State DS)

Instant Analysis: A tall, muscular safety with very good twitch and good range to play the deep middle, Brisker is a three-level player who profiles as a versatile starter for the Bears. He can be overly aggressive as a tackler at times, but that can be corrected in time.

Watch Mike Tannenbaum scouts Jaquan Brisker

Round 2, Pick 49 — New Orleans Saints select: Alontae Taylor (Tennessee CB)

Instant Analysis: This is a reach on our board, as Taylor was the No. 205 player for us. However, this is a very athletic player with versatility to play multiple positions in the secondary. He struggles with tackling efficiency and zone coverage instincts, but his potential as man coverage corner could make him worth the reach here.

Round 2, Pick 50 — New England Patriots select: Tyquan Thornton (Baylor WR)

Instant Analysis: Tyquan Thornton is an extremely fast receiver who is tall with a slight build. He is a tremendous deep threat, and also wins with above the line body control. However, he needs to improve as a route runner outside of the deep passing game.

Round 2, Pick 51 — Philadelphia Eagles select: Cam Jurgens (Nebraska iOL)

Instant Analysis: Jurgens is an athletic, zone-blocking center who operates well in space and is a true mauler. Here is a potential replacement for Jason Kelce at center who has the ability to be a force on the second level.

Read: Cam Jurgens Can Develop into an Elite Center

Round 2, Pick 52 — Pittsburgh Steelers select: George Pickens (Georgia WR)

Instant Analysis: George Pickens gives the Steelers a dynamic receiver on the outside. He wins with his above the line body control and ability to make contested catches. He showed tremendous straight-line speed during his time at Georgia.

Round 2, Pick 53 — Indianapolis Colts select: Alec Pierce (Cincinnati WR)

Instant Analysis: Alec Pierce gives the Colts another big-play threat with his tremendous straight-line speed. He can also rise up to make contested catches and should be able to open up intermediate routes for Michael Pittman Jr.

Round 2, Pick 54 — Kansas City Chiefs select: Skyy Moore (Western Michigan)

Instant Analysis: Skyy Moore immediately gives the Chiefs a dependable option in the slot. He has incredible shiftiness and should be an immediate go-to weapon in the short passing game for Patrick Mahomes.

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Round 2, Pick 55 — Arizona Cardinals select: Trey McBride (Colorado State TE)

Instant Analysis: Trey McBride is the most NFL-ready TE in this class. He is a good in-line blocker and should be a reliable target on intermediate routes. He is the top tight end on our board and ranks No. 41 overall, making this a good value. It is perplexing, however, that the Cardinals are drafting McBride soon after re-signing Zach Ertz on a 3-year, $37 million deal.

Round 2, Pick 56 — Dallas Cowboys select: Sam Williams (Oles Miss EDGE)

Instant Analysis: Sam Williams is a very twitchy edge rusher who has a lot of solid traits that should allow him to find time early in his career. He is a good athlete who can turn the corner and become an impact pass rusher

Round 2, Pick 57 — Tampa Bay Buccaneers select: Luke Goedeke (Central Michigan OT)

Instant Analysis: Luke Goedeke played OT but will most likely make the change to guard at this level. He is an aggressive run blocking lineman who shows refined quick sets and hand usage in pass protection.

Round 2, Pick 58 — Atlanta Falcons select: Troy Andersen (Montana State LB)

Instant Analysis: Andersen is an extremely athletic linebacker who can contribute against the run and the pass in a number of ways. He needs time to get more familiar with the linebacker position after multiple position changes in college, but he has a very high ceiling and can develop into a high-level starter.

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Round 2, Pick 59 — Minnesota Vikings select: Ed Ingram (LSU iOL)

Instant Analysis: Ingram projects as an immediate backup with potential to be a starter at OG if he impresses early on. He is currently restricted to a gap running scheme as to play in a zone-blocking scheme would require a lot of work to improve footwork and being more explosive out of his stance to gain ground laterally, making him a perplexing fit here in the mind of our scouts.

Round 2, Pick 60 — Cincinnati Bengals select: Cam Taylor-Britt (Nebraska CB)

Instant Analysis: The Bengals clearly had a need at CB, but Taylor-Britt may be a reach here. Although he’s athletic and aggressive, Taylor-Britt has not remotely shown the processing required of an NFL defender.

Round 2, Pick 61 — San Francisco 49ers select: Drake Jackson (USC EDGE)

Instant Analysis: A very bendy edge rusher who will play 9-technique in Kris Kocurek’s scheme. The No. 49 overall player on our board, our scouts graded Jackson as a jack of all trades and master of none and project him to step in as an immediate pass rush contributor who can grow into a solid starter.

Round 2, Pick 62 — Kansas City Chiefs select: Bryan Cook (Cincinnati DS)

Instant Analysis: Cook is a fast, loose safety prospect with a very physical demeanor. He will be an immediate force as a run defender and has potential in coverage, but is currently very susceptible to deceptive moves and lacks patience with his hips.

Round 2, Pick 63 — Buffalo Bills select: James Cook (Georgia RB)

Instant Analysis: James Cook is an immediate option as a 3rd down back who can line up across the LOS, but will need to improve in pass protection. He can be dynamic in space with the ball but needs to learn to sink more and avoid contact.

Round 2, Pick 64 — Denver Broncos select: Nik Bonitto (Oklahoma EDGE)

Instant Analysis: Nik Bonitto is an uber-athletic stand up edge rusher. He can bend and has impressive athletic ability. Bonitto needs to get stronger and become more physical at the point of attack, but his athletic ability makes him an enticing pick. He is a great fit for Denver’s 3-4 scheme.

Round 3, Pick 65 — Jacksonville Jaguars select: Luke Fortner (Kentucky iOL)

Instant Analysis: The Kentucky center is a versatile piece on the iOL and is an immediate starter who can excel in zone run concepts and win at the second level despite limited upside due to his age. He was the No. 9 remaining overall player on our board at the time of this pick and the No. 48 overall prospect on our board.

Round 3, Pick 66 — Minnesota Vikings select: Brian Asamoah (Oklahoma LB)

Instant Analysis: He is an athletic and rangy LB who can cover ground and is not scared of contact, but needs to improve his play strength and ability to stack and shed blockers.

Round 3, Pick 67 — New York Giants select: Joshua Ezeudu (North Carolina iOL)

Instant Analysis: The first player drafted who we do not have a full scouting report on, Joshua Ezeudu is a dancing bear with outstanding movement skills, especially as a puller. A high motor player that will struggle to anchor on pass sets. He also played LT at times. He is the most surprising pick thus far.

Round 3, Pick 68 —Cleveland Browns select: Martin Emerson (Mississippi State CB)

Instant Analysis: Emerson’s blend of length, burst, and average speed fits a CB2 for Cover 3 or two high quarters scheme as a field, off corner. He is not twitchy but is efficient with his feet in space, has above the line plant and drive, and is aggressive at the catch and attack point.

Round 3, Pick 69 — Tennessee Titans select: Nicholas Petit-Frere (Ohio State OT)

Instant Analysis: Nicholas Petit-Frere is a versatile lineman that has all the traits to be able to make a roster and be productive. He has an outstanding disposition that will allow him to be a swing player between the two tackle positions. Petit-Frere plays with elite effort that will allow him to improve throughout his career.

Round 3, Pick 70 — Jacksonville Jaguars select: Chad Muma (Wyoming LB)

Instant Analysis: Muma is a physical linebacker who seeks out contact and lowers the boom. He is an explosive athlete with good feet and football intelligence.

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Round 3, Pick 71 — Chicago Bears select: Velus Jones Jr. (Tennessee WR)

Instant Analysis: After losing Allen Robinson, receiver was a need for the Bears. According to our draft board, this was a reach as Jones ranked as the No. 20 receiver and the No. 152 prospect overall. He brings special teams ability to the Bears while also boasting above the line quickness.

Round 3, Pick 72 — Seattle Seahawks select: Abraham Lucas (Washington State OT)

Instant Analysis: Lucas has good size for an OT to pair with good body control. He played almost exclusively at right tackle in college, and projects as an NFL right tackle who can develop into a starter within a few years. The Seahawks have now doubled up on tackles as they look to fortify their offensive line.

Round 3, Pick 73 — Indianapolis Colts select: Jelani Woods (Virginia TE)

Instant Analysis: Woods is one of the most athletic tight end prospects in recent history. He has an impressive wingspan that translates to a wide catch radius. He needs to work on his hip bend and widening his base in the run game, but he can be a matchup nightmare in the pass game.

Round 3, Pick 74 — Atlanta Falcons select: Desmond Ridder (Cincinnati QB)

Instant Analysis: At his base, Ridder is a winner. By preventing turnovers and setting the offense, Ridder can distribute the ball with outstanding decision making and create on the ground. Whether he’s a long-term starter comes down to his accuracy.

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Round 3, Pick 75 — Houston Texans select: Christian Harris (Alabama LB)

Instant Analysis: Harris is an explosive and rangy LB who can excel as long as he is kept clean by the defensive front. He needs to improve his consistency and the mental aspects of his game.

Round 3, Pick 76 — Baltimore Ravens select: Travis Jones (UConn DL)

Instant Analysis: Travis Jones is a player who should have been drafted well higher than his ultimate draft slot. He has versatility along the DL to play from a 0-3-Tech and should excel with the Baltimore Ravens. His biggest question will be his effort, although his best game did come against Clemson (best competition). He is the biggest steal of the draft on our board thus far.

Round 3, Pick 77 — Indianapolis Colts select: Bernhard Raimann (Central Michigan OT)

Instant Analysis: Raimann is a former tight end who will need time to develop to a relatively new position but has some athletic traits that make him a prospect with upside. He will need to improve his run blocking technique/leverage in order to make the transition to the NFL

Round 3, Pick 78 — Cleveland Browns select: Alex Wright (UAB EDGE)

Instant Analysis: Wright is a physical EDGE defender with above the line twitch and explosiveness to be a factor in the run game. He projects to the NFL as a rotational piece day-one, with scope to be an adequate, starting-caliber 43 defensive end who can move inside and play 3-technique on pure-pass downs.

Round 3, Pick 79 — Los Angeles Chargers select: JT Woods (Baylor DS)

Instant Analysis: The Chargers add a steal in a Cover 3 safety with all of the athletic traits you look for. Explosive and long, Woods could potentially move to the outside in deep zones.

Round 3, Pick 80 — Denver Broncos select: Greg Dulcich (UCLA TE)

Instant Analysis: Dulcich is a very well-rounded TE. he is one of the few pure Y tight ends in this class. He can afford to add weight in his legs and needs to work on his stiffness when in-line blocking. He plays faster than his 40-time indicates.

Round 3, Pick 81 — New York Giants select: Cordale Flott (LSU CB)

Instant Analysis: A developmental height, weight, speed prospect who was not on our draft board. After taking two of the top three players on our board in the first round, the Giants have taken two players we did not study among the 300 we prioritized. Flott has high-end potential, but is unlikely to start right away.

Round 3, Pick 82 — Atlanta Falcons select: DeAngelo Malone (Western Kentucky EDGE)

Instant Analysis: DeAngelo Malone is a great fit in the Falcons 3-4 scheme. A lean, pass rushing OLB, Malone is a solid athlete with good snap anticipation who can bend off the edge and displays good twitch.

Round 3, Pick 83 — Philadelphia Eagles select: Nakobe Dean (Georgia LB)

Instant Analysis: Dean is one of the smartest players in this year’s draft. He has outstanding range and closing speed, and can contribute on all three downs. He profiles as an immediate impact player and was the top remaining player on our board throughout all of Day 2 until this selection.

Watch: Brian Schottenheimer interviews Nakobe Dean

Round 3, Pick 84 — Pittsburgh Steelers select: DeMarvin Leal (Texas A&M DL)

Instant Analysis: DeMarvin Leal is a developmental player that underwhelmed in the pre-draft process while also having some off-field issues. Leal was a highly productive player for Texas A&M in 2021. He ultimately still has a high ceiling due to his age and frame and has potential to end up as someone that could play for the Steelers down the line.

Round 3, Pick 85 — New England Patriots select: Marcus Jones (Houston CB)

Instant Analysis: Marcus Jones is a very undersized slot cornerback with outstanding speed and good mirror and match skills. In addition to his ability to slide into an immediate starting nickel spot, Jones is the best returner in this class.

Round 3, Pick 86 — Tennessee Titans select: Malik Willis (Liberty QB)

Instant Analysis: What more is there to say? A high-upside backup on a team that can support him and make the game easier, Willis is a strong value in Tennessee as a developmental backup who could one day usurp Ryan Tannehill.

Watch: Brian Schottenheiemer and Greg Cosell break down Malik Willis’ tape

Round 3, Pick 87 — Arizona Cardinals select: Cameron Thomas (San Diego State EDGE)

Instant Analysis: Cameron Thomas was the top player remaining on our board and our No. 27-ranked prospect overall. He is a very versatile player who has lined up all over the place for San Diego State. He can play as a 5-Tech in Arizona’s 3-4 scheme or as a 3-4 OLB. Thomas had a tough pre-draft process due to a nagging hamstring injury, which most likely caused him to fall. This was great value for the Cardinals.

Round 3, Pick 88 — Dallas Cowboys select: Jalen Tolbert (South Alabama WR)

Instant Analysis: Jalen Tolbert gives the cowboys a physical presence on the outside. He excels with his strength and savviness on vertical routes but must improve his hands and ball skills.

Round 3, Pick 89 — Buffalo Bills select: Terrel Bernard (Baylor LB)

Instant Analysis: Bernard has good athleticism and a high motor. He needs to improve his strength at the point of attack, but he has the makings of a serviceable backup WILL at the next level while being a core special team player.

Round 3, Pick 90 — Las Vegas Raiders select: Dylan Parham (Memphis iOL)

Instant Analysis: The building blocks are there for Parham to be a good developmental iOL pick. With a strong strike and good footwork, good work in space and shows good instincts, Parham simply doesn’t make a lot of errors. He needs to add weight to his frame to compete as a starter at the next level with the Raiders.

Round 3, Pick 91 — Tampa Bay Buccaneers select: Rachaad White (Arizona State RB)

Instant Analysis: Rachaad White has a lot of upside due to his combination of height, weight and speed. If he is able to sink more in and out of his cuts, he can contribute on 3rd down as a pass protector/receiver and could compete on ST as well.

Round 3, Pick 92 — Green Bay Packers select: Sean Rhyan (UCLA iOL)

Instant Analysis: His pass blocking should benefit on the inside better as well being in a more enclosed space. Rhyan will definitely need to develop his second level abilities along with hand placement and change of direction in pass sets. He profiles as a solid back up with potential to develop into a starter and was the No. 142 player on our board.

Round 3, Pick 93 — San Francisco 49ers select: Tyrion Davis-Price (LSU RB)

Instant Analysis: Tyrion Davis-Price has the physical and mental traits you look for in a lead-back for a shotgun/spread base offense. His receiving ability and Pass Pro will need to improve for him to be a consistent three-down back, but he should immediately be able to come in and be a workhorse back for an NFL team on first and second down We feel that he is a reach here for a team that has more pressing needs.

Round 3, Pick 94 — Carolina Panthers select: Matt Corral (Ole Miss QB)

Instant Analysis: Our No. 94 overall prospect goes at 94 here. The Panthers eschew local product Sam Howell to take a quick-processing, rapid-fire passer in Corral. Ole Miss’ extreme RPO offense and Corral’s inability to pass deep gives him a low floor.

Round 3, Pick 95 — Cincinnati Bengals select: Zachary Carter (Florida DL)

Instant Analysis: Our No. 236 overall player, Zachary Carter is heavy-handed and strong at the point of attack, but profiles as a positional tweener that lacks pass rush upside. The Bengals will hope he can bolster their defensive line rotation.

Round 3, Pick 96 — Indianapolis Colts select: Nick Cross (Maryland DS)

Instant Analysis: Nick Cross joins former Terrapin Frank Reich and former Terp Yannick Ngakoue in Indy. Nick Cross is a very athletic free safety from the University of Maryland. He has impressive range and does a lot of things very wellThis is a very good fit and good value for the Colts.

Round 3, Pick 97 — Detroit Lions select: Kerby Joseph (Illinois DS)

Instant Analysis: The No. 58 overall player on our board and 6th-best remaining prospect, Kerby Joseph is a fast and loose safety prospect with very good short area quickness. While he can struggle with inefficient footwork, this is great value for a three level safety who can start from day one.

Round 3, Pick 98 — Washington Commanders select: Brian Robinson Jr. (Alabama RB)

Instant Analysis: Despite a lack of long speed, Robinson’s burst, power, and skill moves can cut off pursuit angles. He can play right away and is a strong pass protector. He is better on 1st and 2nd down to start, and can work on his pass catching away from his frame.

Round 3, Pick 99 — Cleveland Browns select: David Bell (Purdue WR)

Instant Analysis: One of the most productive receivers in college football lands on a Browns squad who needs him. Although he’s not the fastest, Bell runs smooth routes and can dominate against zone defenses.

Round 3, Pick 100 — Arizona Cardinals select: Myjai Sanders (Cincinnati EDGE)

Instant Analysis: Myjai Sanders was one of the leaders on one of the top defenses in the country. He is a tall and very lean edge rusher who displays good effort. Sanders likes to win with speed to power and does a lot of things well, flashing excellent ability to time up the snap. He likes to win with speed to power and does a lot of things well. He is going to need to add some weight to get stronger at POA.

Round 3, Pick 101 — New York Jets select: Jeremy Ruckert (Ohio State TE)

Instant Analysis: Ruckert is perhaps the best blocking tight end in this class. He has a high motor and is just as good blocking in space as he is in-line. Ruckert is not a refined route runner, but is able to feel out and settle in zones well. He has potential to be a consistent TE2 in Mike LaFleur’s offense.

Round 3, Pick 102 — Miami Dolphins select: Channing Tindall (Georgia LB)

Instant Analysis: He is a very athletic linebacker that did not get as much playing time as other prospects due to the depth of the Georgia defense. Even with limited snaps he was a very efficient player and finished tied for the team’s third-leading tackler. His explosiveness and ability to trigger quickly will be on display consistently in Miami.

Round 3, Pick 103 — Kansas City Chiefs select: Leo Chenal (Wisconsin LB)

Instant Analysis: Chenal was a very productive player in the Wisconsin defense. He is very physical and tested better than his film would indicate, but he has the makings of a solid rotational player in the NFL with the potential to develop into a starter.

Round 3, Pick 104 — Los Angeles Rams select: Logan Bruss (Wisconsin iOL)

Instant Analysis: An athletic interior offensive line prospect with versatile potential, Bruss may need time in an NFL strength and conditioning program before developing into a starter.

Round 3, Pick 105 — San Francisco 49ers select: Danny Gray (SMU WR)

Instant Analysis: Danny Gray provides another home run threat to the 49ers. While he was ranked as the 153rd player on our board, he should still be able to provide a spark to the Niners offense and be able to take some of the load off of Deebo Samuel. An explosive athlete, Gray is one of the best run after catch prospects in this class.

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Round 4, Pick 106 — Tampa Bay Buccaneers select: Cade Otton (Washington TE)

Instant Analysis: Otton is a pure Y tight end who is athletic with the ball in his hands. He is a willing blocker who always gives high effort and performs well against high level competition. His catch radius is less than what you’d expect for a 6-foot-5 tight end, but he has good hands when the ball is thrown close to his body.

Round 4, Pick 107 — Houston Texans select: Dameon Pierce (Florida RB)

Instant Analysis: Dameon Pierce has been underutilized in his career at Florida never topping 106 carries. He is a compact, physical runner with great contact balance and agility. He is an underrated athlete with strong COD. Pierce can see the field on 3rd down due to pass pro and receiving ability.

Round 4, Pick 108 — Cleveland Browns select: Perrion Winfrey (Oklahoma DL)

Instant Analysis: The No. 36 overall player on our board, Winfrey was the top player available on Day 3. He has the ability to shoot gaps and two-gap with explosiveness and extremely long arms. Winfrey has high upside as one of the youngest players in the draft, but apparent character concerns caused him to fall to Day 3.

Round 4, Pick 109 — Seattle Seahawks select: Coby Bryant (Cincinnati CB)

Instant Analysis: Bryant plays with strong ball skills at catch point with the ability to close on a pass catcher. He plays high, which limits his COD.

Round 4, Pick 110 — Baltimore Ravens select: Daniel Faalele (Minnesota OT)

Instant Analysis: Ravens grab the largest player in this draft in Faalele, who possesses the size and power to be a force at the line of scrimmage. He will need work in pass protection but has the potential to be a solid starter for years to come.

Round 4, Pick 111 — New York Jets select: Max Mitchell (Louisiana OT)

Instant Analysis: Mitchell has solid athletic ability to make him a great pass protector for Zach Wilson. He will need to work on his anchor and overall technique in the run game, but he has the athletic ability to be in the league for a long time. He projects to be a backup but will be a solid starting option if need be.

Round 4, Pick 112 — New York Giants select: Daniel Bellinger (San Diego State TE)

Instant Analysis: Another true Y tight end who is better inline and as a blocker than as a pass catcher. He figures to be an immediate backup with utility in early downs and in clear blocking situations.

Round 4, Pick 113 — Washington Commanders select: Percy Butler (Louisiana DS)

Instant Analysis: A developmental safety who you can win with due to his athletic ability, Butler has good speed and explosiveness that allows him to break on routes and make a play on the ball while having the ability to play in underneath zones as a robber. He has the ability to play on ST as a gunner immediately.

Round 4, Pick 114 — New York Giants select: Dane Belton (Iowa DS)

Instant Analysis: Belton is a highly-athletic safety/nickel with adequate ball skills and average hip fluidity. He needs to improve his plant and drive and run support, but the Giants were certainly impressed by his 4.43 forty-yard dash at 205 pounds.

Round 4, Pick 115 — Denver Broncos select: Damarri Mathis (Pittsburgh CB)

Instant Analysis: Mathis will compete for a starting nickel role in Denver, but may need to find a role on special teams first. He should be a good gunner or kickoff unit player and has the quickness and smooth back pedal to develop with time in an NFL weight room.

Round 4, Pick 116 — Denver Broncos select: Eyioma Uwazurike (Iowa State DL)

Instant Analysis: A dynamic edge defender who has the potential to play inside as well. He projects best in the Broncos defense as a 5-technique where he has the versatility to play inside as well. A 10 sack performance in 2021 shows the pass rushing ability he brings, along with the ability to stop the run with his two-gapping ability. 

Round 4, Pick 117 — New York Jets select: Micheal Clemons (Texas A&M EDGE)

Instant Analysis: Clemons is a big, thick and twitched-up edge rusher with heavy hands. He is held back by some stiffness and a rudimentary pass rush arsenal, but has the upside to be a consistent contributor in Rob Saleh’s defense.

Round 4, Pick 118 — Minnesota Vikings select: Akayleb Evans (Missouri CB)

Instant Analysis: The Vikings add more bodies to the secondary with the uber-athletic Akayleb Evans. He anticipates well and can add depth right away, but is overly-grabby and doesn’t use his length well right now.

Round 4, Pick 119 — Baltimore Ravens select: Jalyn Armour-Davis (Alabama WR)

Instant Analysis: The Ravens add a press cornerback who was the 4th-best player remaining on our board and No. 62 overall. They continue an extremely strong draft in terms of value. Armour-Davis has the athletic traits and technical capability to be a CB2 for a man-heavy scheme.

Round 4, Pick 120 — Carolina Panthers select: Brandon Smith (Penn State LB)

Instant Analysis: He is a large framed LB that flashes good traits for the NFL.  He lacks consistency in his game and needs time to develop before he can take on a significant NFL role. Has the athleticism to contribute on ST.

Round 4, Pick 121 — New England Patriots select: Jack Jones (Arizona State)

Instant Analysis: Jack Jones will play in the slot and can contribute as a core special teamer for the Patriots. He’s very skinny and needs to add muscle but can develop into a long-term stalwart in the slot. Jones is the third player drafted thus far that we do not have a full scouting report on, as we profiled him as a likely UDFA.

Round 4, Pick 122 — Las Vegas Raiders select: Zamir White (Georgia RB)

Instant Analysis: Zamir White has dealt with multiple knee injuries during his career in HS and College, but has been excellent when healthy. He is a strong runner with good pad level, he has adequate size and above the line one cut speed.

Round 4, Pick 123 — Los Angeles Chargers select: Isaiah Spiller (Texas A&M RB)

Instant Analysis: Isaiah Spiller has the ability to come in and make an early impact for a team. He is a 1st and 2nd down back who probably will need to be replaced early in his career on 3rd due to poor pass protection technique and unsure hands. This is a great fit with Ekeler.

Round 4, Pick 124 — Cleveland Browns select: Cade York (LSU K)

Instant Analysis: York has above the line power and overall accuracy on FGs. He is essentially automatic inside 40 yards, but sacrifices some accuracy for additional power at longer distances. He did not handle kickoffs for LSU but flashed the ability to do so.

Round 4, Pick 125 — Miami Dolphins select: Erik Ezukanma (Texas Tech WR)

Instant Analysis: Erik Ezukanma is a big, quick and very productive receiver who was a captain at Texas Tech. He needs to add polish as a route runner and has trouble with focus drops, but will essentially replace Davante Parker’s role as the big-bodied outside receiver on the Dolphins offense.

Round 4, Pick 126 — Las Vegas Raiders select: Neil Farrell Jr. (LSU DL)

Instant Analysis: A two-gapping run stuffer who will be an immediate impact player on run downs, Ferrell is a great value here. He was the No. 2 available player on our board and the No. 59 player overall.

Round 4, Pick 127 — New England Patriots select: Pierre Strong Jr. (South Dakota State RB)

Instant Analysis: Pierre Strong Jr. is a 4-year starter, amassing over 120 carries each season. He has outstanding speed and explosion in the open field and ran mostly in outside zone in college. Soft hands mixed with the willingness to pass protect allows Strong to contribute as an every down back

Round 4, Pick 128 — Baltimore Ravens select: Charlie Kolar (Iowa State TE)

Instant Analysis: Probably the best route running TE of this class. There is a lot left to be desired in his blocking, but he is the most refined of the group.

Round 4, Pick 129 — Dallas Cowboys select: Jake Ferguson (Wisconsin TE)

Instant Analysis: Ferguson is an athletic Y tight end with the ball in his hands. He has good body control as a blocker and is best as a puller from the wing.  He is not the best route runner, but understands when to settle in zones.

Round 4, Pick 130 — Baltimore Ravens select: Jordan Stout (Penn State P)

Instant Analysis: Stout has an outstanding combination of power and hang time. He can handle both punting and kickoff duties, and can serve as an emergency place kicker if needed.

Round 4, Pick 131 — Tennessee Titans select: Hassan Haskins (Michigan RB)

Instant Analysis: Hassan Haskins is a big, physical back that uses his power and toughness to create YAC. He lacks the long speed and is limited in open space, due to his lack of explosiveness, causing him to be taken off the field on 3rd downs. He is a former linebacker and plays with that level of physicality.

Round 4, Pick 132 — Green Bay Packers select: Romeo Doubs (Nevada WR)

Instant Analysis: Romeo Doubs gives the Packers another deep threat as they look to stretch the field more with both him and second-round pick Christian Watson. The Packers will also be able to get creative with him and let him make plays after the catch.

Round 4, Pick 133 — Tampa Bay Buccaneers select: Jake Camarda (Georgia P)

Instant Analysis: The most consistent punter in this class when it comes to mechanics and directional kicks, Camarda displays the ability to get the ball off quickly and pin opponents deep within their own territory.

Round 4, Pick 134 — San Francisco 49ers select: Spencer Burford (UTSA OT)

Instant Analysis: An athletic offensive lineman who has ability to play guard as well as tackle, Burford possesses lateral movement ability to handle NFL edge rushers. He will need to work on his anchor and overall ability to gain better leverage but the aggression and traits are there to make him a solid player

Round 4, Pick 135 — Kansas City Chiefs select: Joshua Williams (Fayeteville State CB)

Instant Analysis: This selection really comes down to one thing: potential. At 6-foot-3, 195 pounds with arms of almost 33-inches, Williams has rare fluidity at that size. He might need a year or two, but this is the kind of high-upside pick the Chiefs should make here.

Round 4, Pick 136 — Cincinnati Bengals select: Cordell Volson (North Dakota State OT)

Instant Analysis: A thickly built tackle prospect with a strong base and anchor, Volson will add competition in the Bengals offensive line room. We expected Volson to be undrafted because of his average foot quickness and propensity for over-setting.

Round 4, Pick 137 — New England Patriots select: Bailey Zappe (Western Kentucky QB)

Instant Analysis: A spread-attack passer who profiles as a long-term backup at the next level in a vertically-spread offense with explosive playmakers. Distributor of a passer who shows the accuracy and touch to hit his shots, especially deep. Zappe likely gave the Patriots flashbacks of Mac Jones in their preparation.

Round 4, Pick 138 — Pittsburgh Steelers select: Calvin Austin III (Memphis WR)

Instant Analysis: The Steelers add to their receiving group with the quick former Memphis Tiger, Calvin Austin. He will give the Steelers another vertical threat and YAC receiver. Austin adds a much different element than George Pickens. He will be able to create separation easily for whoever starts in Pittsburgh under center this upcoming season.

Round 4, Pick 139 — Baltimore Ravens select: Isaiah Likely (Coastal Carolina TE)

Instant Analysis: The Ravens double up on pass catching TEs who do not fit the traditional Y mold in the fourth round.  Likely is one of the most athletic tight ends of the class and has great hands. He needs to improve as a blocker, especially in space, but he is willing and maintains good form once engaged. This is an excellent value on our board.

Round 4, Pick 140 — Green Bay Packers select: Zach Tom (Wake Forest OT)

Instant Analysis: Tom is a versatile lineman who has experience playing center, where he initially projects to play. Above average pass protector with solid hand placement, mirroring technique. He uses good leverage in the run game and works well getting to the second level. Overall a very athletic lineman with the versatility to play across the line.

Round 4, Pick 141 — Baltimore Ravens select: Damarion Williams (Houston CB)

Instant Analysis: A twitchy and very aggressive cornerback prospect who we expected to be an undrafted free agent due to his lack of long speed and struggles with deceptive route runners. Williams could be a candidate for a move to safety.

Round 4, Pick 142 — Los Angeles Rams select: Decobie Durant (South Carolina State CB)

Instant Analysis: The former MEAC DPOY, Decobie Durant projects as an above the line slot corner in a zone heavy defense, where his instincts, run support and burst can best be felt in and around the LOS. He could also play outside corner in a Cover 2 base defense, but the slot is likely to be his optimal fit.

Round 4, Pick 143 — Tennessee Titans select: Chigoziem Okonkwo (Maryland TE)

Instant Analysis: Okonkwo is raw but a dynamic pass-catcher who thrives in TE screens, short passes, and seam routes. It will be important to get the former Maryland Terrapin in space in order to get his YAC. We project him as a reliable No. 2 tight end who can be used frequently in two-tight end sets in the play action game.

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Round 5, Pick 144 — Washington Commanders select: Sam Howell (North Carolina QB)

Instant Analysis: As the first pick of the fifth round, Howell is an extremely-competitive passer who excelled in 2020 before losing a significant number of weapons and taking over as a rusher in 2021. With a strong arm and superb underneath accuracy and velocity, he’ll be right there if Wentz falters.

Round 5, Pick 145 — Kansas City Chiefs select: Darian Kinnard (Kentucky OT)

Instant Analysis: Kinnard is a violent run blocker who explodes off the line. His vertical sets in pass protection needs work which opens up the possibility of Kinnard stepping inside to guard to maximize his ability.

Round 5, Pick 146 — New York Giants select: Micah McFadden (Indiana LB)

Instant Analysis: Micah McFadden is a fast, instinctive linebacker who profiles to be a backup MIKE linebacker and core special teamer. He tested well, but we expected him to go undrafted due to low-end lateral movement skills.

Round 5, Pick 147 — New York Giants select: DJ Davidson (Arizona State DL)

Instant Analysis: A gap-plugging nose tackle with flashes of lateral quickness and a strong anchor, Davidson is a block eater who can stack, shed, and make a play. His inconsistent pad level and lack of pass rush ability will hold him back, but he can contribute on early downs.

Round 5, Pick 148 — Buffalo Bills select: Khalil Shakir (Boise State WR)

Instant Analysis: Khalil Shakir provides another explosive weapon for the Bills’ passing game. He will help to continue to open things up in the short-to-intermediate passing game. He wins with his outstanding body control, above the line COD, and above the line run after the catch ability, but will need to prove at the next level that he can play with a better motor

Round 5, Pick 149 — Washington Commanders select: Cole Turner (Nevada TE)

Instant Analysis: Turner is a 6-foot-6 TE mostly used as a wing who is a better receiving option than a blocker at the moment. He has room to add weight and become a more physical blocker, but should be an immediate option in the passing game, namely the red zone.

Round 5, Pick 150 — Houston Texas select: Thomas Booker (Stanford DL)

Instant Analysis: Coming from an athletic and intelligent family, Thomas Booker has some of the best pedigree along with one of the best resumes in the draft. Naturally, one of the best resumes in the draft comes from Stanford. A 2-time team captain, Booker will be able to provide an athletic 3-5 Tech who will have a chance to contribute for the Texans.

Round 5, Pick 151 — Atlanta Falcons select: Tyler Allgeier (BYU RB)

Instant Analysis: Tyler Allgeier transitioned to RB from LB. He remains patient to find gaps and can sift through bodies at the second level with outstanding contact balance/toughness. Has 3rd down upside as a natural pass catcher despite being very raw in pass pro.

Round 5, Pick 152 — Denver Broncos select: Delarrin Turner-Yell (Oklahoma DS)

Instant Analysis: Delarrin Turner-Yell is a four year safety from the University of Oklahoma. He had a career-best year in 2021, being nominated All-Big 12 Second Team and recording 3 INTs, all despite missing three games with a hamstring injury. Delarrin Turner-Yell projects as fringe starting free safety in the NFL and would be best utilized at Free/Weak side safety.

Round 5, Pick 153 — Seattle Seahawks select: Tariq Woolen (UTSA CB)

Instant Analysis: Tariq Woolen is a height, weight speed prospect with a rare size and speed combination. He will need a few years of development before he can become a consistent starter, as he currently is very raw after only two years playing the position. If his development goes well, Woolen can become an All-Pro cornerback and is a perfect fit in Pete Carroll’s scheme.

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Round 5, Pick 154 — Jacksonville Jaguars select: Snoop Conner (Ole Miss RB)

Instant Analysis: Snoop Conner is a goal line/power back that has poor change of direction and make-you-miss ability. He can run within structure, inside but lacks the ability to create on his own. Conner is a very physical runner.

Round 5, Pick 155 — Dallas Cowboys select: Matt Waletzko (North Dakota OT)

Instant Analysis: A lengthy tackle who uses good leverage in the run game, Waletzko plays with a tenacity that makes him effective at the point of attack. He will need to add weight to his lengthy frame to help him better with his anchor in pass protection. He has the technical traits to build upon at the next level.

Round 5, Pick 156 — Cleveland Browns select: Jerome Ford (Cincinnati RB)

Instant Analysis: Cleveland gets one of our steals of the draft, as the speedy Ford falls farther than expected but has the toughness and leverage to bang between the tackles and athleticism to break big gains. He fits extremely well in Cleveland and is a great value here as our No. 85 overall player.

Round 5, Pick 157 — Tampa Bay Buccaneers select: Zyon McCollum (Sam Houston State CB)

Instant Analysis: A very tall cornerback with elite testing athleticism, McCollum is another project with a high ceiling who will need years of development. He plays with a nonchalant attitude and can lack urgency at times on tape, but when he turns it on, McCollum can run with anyone vertically.

Round 5, Pick 158 — Seattle Seahawks select: Tyreke Smith (Ohio State EDGE)

Instant Analysis: Tyreke Smith wins with very quick and violent hands and provides pass rush upside for the Seahawks here. However, his speed is only adequate and he can be inaccurate with his hands. He will immediately improve Seattle’s defensive line depth.

Round 5, Pick 159 — Indianapolis Colts select: Eric Johnson II (Missouri State DL)

Instant Analysis: Eric Johnson is a very raw and sometimes jittery player who will have to get acquainted to playing higher level competition due to playing in the FCS. He excelled at the NFLPA Bowl and was invited to the Senior Bowl because of it, looking much improved from his college tape. He ultimately projects as a developmental backup who could find a role as a 3-5-Tech for the Colts.

Round 5, Pick 160 — Los Angeles Chargers select: Otito Ogbonnia (UCLA DL)

Instant Analysis: Otito Ogbonnia is another player who will come to his team with developmental traits. He flashed at UCLA especially with his lower body fluidity and redirect but ultimately will need to improve his play strength to be able to consistently play the run game in the NFL from a 0-2i-technique. Ogbonnia is one of the youngest DTs in the draft and is an intriguing pick.

Round 5, Pick 161 — New Orleans Saints select: D’Marco Jackson (Appalachian State LB)

Instant Analysis: Jackson is a good blitzer with toughness and straight line speed, but can struggle in the open field with changing direction and body control. He can be a solid special teams contributor.

Round 5, Pick 162 — Denver Broncos select: Montrell Washington (Samford WR)

Instant Analysis: Montrell Washington will compete for a starting punt return job in Denver immediately. He is an undersized receiver prospect with good make-you-miss ability and brings great hands and tracking to the Broncos receiver room. While we expected him to be an undrafted free agent, Washington makes sense here for a team looking to improve their return game.

Round 5, Pick 163 — Tennessee Titans select: Kyle Phillips (UCLA WR)

Instant Analysis: Kyle Philips is a shifty slot receiver who boasts above the line run after the catch ability. With the Titans not having a true slot option prior to the draft, Philips has a chance to secure playing time right away, especially with Treylon Burks most likely moving to the outside after the AJ Brown trade.

Round 5, Pick 164 — Los Angeles Rams select: Kyren Williams (Notre Dame RB)

Instant Analysis: Kyren Williams is an outstanding receiver out of the backfield, using his hands to catch the ball and possessing the body control to make plays on the tough passes at various angles. His pass pro is above the line, has a willingness to deliver contact.

Round 5, Pick 165 — Minnesota Vikings select: Esezi Otomewo (Minnesota EDGE)

Instant Analysis: The Vikings take a local prospect who profiles as a strong-side defensive end. He’s a bit top-heavy with very strong hands, but does not have the explosive lower half power or twitch to step in and contribute on third down right away.

Round 5, Pick 166 — Cincinnati Bengals select: Tycen Anderson (Toledo DS)

Instant Analysis: Tycen Anderson is a height/weight/speed prospect at safety with the ability to play multiple positions in the secondary. After taking Daxton Hill in the first round, the Bengals continue to add versatile pieces. Anderson will prove his mettle on special teams while he develops.

Round 5, Pick 167 — Dallas Cowboys select: DaRon Bland (Fresno State CB)

Instant Analysis: An aggressive and physical cornerback with good size and long arms, we expected Bland to be an undrafted free agent, though we like his fit in Dan Quinn’s scheme. While his speed is merely average, his length and ball skills could be valuable in Dallas on the outside.

Round 5, Pick 168 — Chicago Bears select: Braxton Jones (Southern Utah OT)

Instant Analysis: A top-heavy player with quick feet and very long arms. He needs to improve on overall bend and leverage in run blocking, but possesses the athleticism to build on.

Round 5, Pick 169 — Minnesota Vikings select: Ty Chandler (North Carolina RB)

Instant Analysis: Ty Chandler has outstanding vision and instincts that pairs with adequate athletic ability to make a dependable rotational RB. He should see most of his action on first and second down as his pass protection and receiving abilities are not yet developed.

Round 5, Pick 170 — Houston Texans select: Teagan Quitoriano (Oregon State TE)

Instant Analysis: A tall, muscular prospect with a basketball background who flashes strong hands and and explosive lower body power. We did not expect this player to be drafted due to his lack of speed and blocking finish.

Round 5, Pick 171 — Denver Broncos select: Luke Wattenberg (Washington iOL)

Instant Analysis: A 4-year starter for Washington. Experienced lineman but lacks overall lay strength to anchor against good pass rushers. He has the size and ability to get to his spots in zone run blocking but once again play strength

Round 5, Pick 172 — San Francisco 49ers select: Samuel Womack (Toledo CB)

Instant Analysis: As a team captain and three-year starter who we did not expect to be drafted, this would appear to be a culture pick. With great production and promising timing, he doesn’t show much athleticism or toughness.

Round 5, Pick 173 — New York Giants select: Marcus McKethan (North Carolina iOL)

Instant Analysis: A dominant run blocker who moves people off the line of scrimmage. He lacks lateral quickness which hinders his pass blocking ability and reaction to stunts.

Round 5, Pick 174 — Chicago Bears select: Dominique Robinson (Miami-Ohio EDGE)

Instant Analysis: Robinson’s role projects as a back-up even front defensive end who can initially be impactful on 1st and 2nd down; something the Bears desperately need after the loss of Khalil Mack. His pass rush ability will be most effective as an interior rusher that is used with movement.

Round 5, Pick 175 — Los Vegas Raiders select: Matthew Butler (Tennessee DL)

Instant Analysis: Matthew Butler was the No. 1 player left on our board at No. 71 player overall. He is a hyper-intelligent football player who projects as a true 3-Tech. His instincts at the POA versus both run and pass along with his hand usage will make him a successful and long-term NFL player. This is a very good pick by the Raiders.

Round 5, Pick 176 — Dallas Cowboys select: Damone Clark (LSU LB)

Instant Analysis: The worry with this pick is the spinal fusion surgery that likely costs him all of 2022, but the upside of Clark is as a starting off-ball LB and core special teamer. Clark is an athletic, highly-productive linebacker with a high motor who will be reunited with Jabril Cox in the Dallas linebacker room.

Round 5, Pick 177 — Detroit Lions select: James Mitchell (Virginia Tech TE)

Instant Analysis: An athletic tight end with some upside to be productive after the catch, Mitchell will need to work on his blocking ability. He currently struggles at the point of attack, which will hurt his ability to stick around as a depth tight end.

Round 5, Pick 178 — Dallas Cowboys select: John Ridgeway (Arkansas DL)

Instant Analysis: A transfer from the FCS level this past season, John Ridgeway came in and made an immediate impact at the SEC level. He is a burly, high-cut player who has flashes of outstanding upper body power versus the run and as a bull rusher versus pass. A low upside player who will be able to contribute for the Cowboys immediately.

Round 5, Pick 179 — Green Bay Packers select: Kingsley Enagbare (South Carolina EDGE)

Instant Analysis: Kingsley Enagbare is an interesting player due to his hype coming into the 2021 season. He ultimately didn’t improve a ton, specifically in the run game, in 2021 and has real questions as to where he will actually fit. Realistically, he doesn’t have the play strength to play at a 5-Tech and doesn’t possess the athleticism to drop back in coverage either. He is a true tweener.

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Round 6, Pick 180 — Buffalo Bills select: Matt Araiza (San Diego State P)

Instant Analysis: Araiza has rare power and field flipping ability, but he lacks the hang time that NFL teams generally desire. While he gets the ball off quickly, he takes six yards to do so, which could lead to blocks at the next level. He currently has little regard for touchbacks and will need to improve his touch with a short field.

Round 6, Pick 181 — Philadelphia Eagles select: Kyron Johnson (Kansas EDGE)

Instant Analysis: A very undersized edge rusher in college with elite athleticism and bend off the edge, Kyron Johnson will either convert to linebacker for the Eagles or be used exclusively in pass-heavy sub-packages. He will also provide special teams value for Philadelphia.

Round 6, Pick 182 — New York Giants select: Darrian Beavers (Cincinnati LB)

Instant Analysis: Beavers has the versatility to play as both an off-ball backer in a 4-3 and pass rushing OLB in a 3-4. Improving his consistency will be key to his development at the next level, and he has the athleticism and mentality to be a core special teamer. He was the No. 95 overall player on our board and is an excellent value selection here.

Round 6, Pick 183 — New England Patriots select: Kevin Harris (South Carolina RB)

Instant Analysis: Kevin Harris was the leading rusher in the SEC in 2020 and didn’t live up to the preseason hype in 2021 due to playing in a logjam in the South Carolina backfield. He had back issues prior to the season that persisted throughout the year. He has special teams value and could potentially be a good depth back for the Patriots.

Round 6, Pick 184 — Minnesota Vikings select: Vederian Lowe (Illinois OT)

Instant Analysis: Lowe has excellent bend and flexibility in the run game. He is also highly praised for his character and leadership. He struggles in pass protection, but has the bend and athleticism to develop in time with proper coaching.

Round 6, Pick 185 — Buffalo Bills select: Christian Benford (Villanova CB)

Instant Analysis: Benford FCS prospect who plays with a physical demeanor and flashes good ball skills. We did not expect him to be drafted due to his low-end play speed and quickness, but Benford can thrive in a Cover 2, press-heavy scheme. He could potentially convert to safety as well, considering that he is a strong run defender for his position.

Round 6, Pick 186 — Chicago Bears select: Zach Thomas (San Diego State OT)

Instant Analysis: Thomas has the speed and explosiveness to thrive in a zone running scheme. He is raw and needs to work on overall technique but his athleticism suggests there is room to improve on. His pass blocking needs work with hand placement and overall anchor.

Round 6, Pick 187 — San Francisco 49ers select: Nick Zakelj (Fordham OT)

Instant Analysis: This pick is about upside. Despite short arms and questions about his north-south movement, Zakelj is a strong candidate to move inside to guard where shows comparatively quick feet and explosiveness.

Round 6, Pick 188 — Detroit Lions select: Malcolm Rodriguez (Oklahoma State LB)

Instant Analysis: Rodriguez has good straight line speed but lacks twitch and change of direction ability. He has a history of good production but his short area athleticism will limit him to a special teams role in the NFL.

Round 6, Pick 189 — Carolina Panthers select: Amare Barno (Virginia Tech)

Instant Analysis: Barno is a developmental 3-4 outside linebacker prospect with excellent speed and twitch who is a complete ball of clay from a fundamental standpoint. He needs time in an NFL strength program before he can handle the physicality of NFL offensive linemen.

Round 6, Pick 190 — Atlanta Falcons select: Justin Shaffer (Georgia iOL)

Instant Analysis: Shaffer competed at a high level in the SEC for multiple years. He has played at both guard spots, and has solid traits in the run game. He needs to improve his consistency to develop into a starter in the NFL, but provides a good value late in the sixth round.

Round 6, Pick 191 — Minnesota Vikings select: Jalen Nailor (Michigan State WR)

Instant Analysis: A state champion sprinter, the Vikings are taking a chance on a potential vertical threat. He’s had struggles staying healthy and needs to add strength, but this is an upside pick for a new regime.

Round 6, Pick 192 — Indianapolis Colts select: Andrew Ogletree (Youngstown State TE)

Instant Analysis: The Youngstown State TE has a wide catch radius and uses his length well in deep routes. His play strength is below average which can be a concern coming from the FCS.

Round 6, Pick 193 — Dallas Cowboys select: Devin Harper (Oklahoma State LB)

Instant Analysis: A short off-ball linebacker who put himself on the map with an excellent Pro Day. Harper profiles as a potential core special teamer.

Round 6, Pick 194 — New Orleans Saints select: Jordan Jackson (Air Force DL)

Instant Analysis: An elite Combine tester for his defensive tackle position who lacks urgency and hand technique. He was productive and has some versatility, but we felt that this was a reach on a player who was likely to go undrafted.

Round 6, Pick 195 — Los Angeles Chargers select: Jamaree Salyer (Georgia iOL)

Instant Analysis: Jamaree Salyer has a thick upper body and struggles with overall athleticism. He plays with a high pad level, hindering his blocking ability. He uses his size well to anchor, which should allow him to compete for a backup role.

Round 6, Pick 196 — Baltimore Ravens select: Tyler Badie (Missouri RB)

Instant Analysis: Tyler Badie is a smaller back who could see a role as a 3rd down back in the NFL but is limited in his ability on 1st-2nd down due to consistent traits. He has been used in coverage and as a returner on ST, traits the Ravens value significantly.

Round 6, Pick 197 — Jacksonville Jaguars select: Gregory Junior (Ouachita Baptist CB)

Instant Analysis: The Senior Bowl product out of little-known Ouachita Baptist is a man-cover corner with amazing fluidity but needs a year in an NFL strength program and development to his instincts.

Round 6, Pick 198 — Philadelphia Eagles select: Grant Calcaterra (SMU TE)

Instant Analysis: An Oklahoma transfer to SMU, Calcaterra is one of the better route runners of this tight end group. His change of direction is his best quality. Calcaterra previously retired due to having several concussions, making him a risky choice here. He is undersized and needs to work on his angles when blocking LBs in space as well as keeping a wider base when engaged.

Round 6, Pick 199 — Carolina Panthers select: Cade Mays (Tennessee iOL)

Instant Analysis: Mays is a versatile lineman that could play any position along the line. He has promising run blocking skills when he keeps a low pad level. He will play mainly in the interior where his skills can be fully utilized.

Round 6, Pick 200 — New England Patriots select: Sam Roberts (Northwest Missouri State)

Instant Analysis: Winner of the best small college DPOY, this D-II prospect projects as a 3-4 defensive end and was very productive in college. He was not invited to the Combine but was a late addition to the East-West Shrine game after an impressive showing at the Hula Bowl.

Round 6, Pick 201 — Arizona Cardinals select: Keaontay Ingram (USC RB)

Instant Analysis: Ingram does not have a dominant trait, but looked much quicker and more elusive than his time at Texas. He runs best in between the tackles but lacks power behind his pads. Often will bounce outside too often, but has quick decision-making skills. He projects as a two-down RB.

Round 6, Pick 202 — Cleveland Browns select: Michael Woods II (Oklahoma WR)

Instant Analysis: The Browns add to their receiver group with the addition of Oklahoma wideout Michael Woods II. He plays well in space and will be particularly effective in the short and intermediate passing game, where he can utilize his COD ability and DB manipulation can shine.

Round 6, Pick 203 — Chicago Bears select: Trestan Ebner (Baylor RB)

Instant Analysis: After losing Jakeem Grant and Tarik Cohen, the Bears get a potential Pro Bowl returner on kickoffs and punt returns. He can string together multiple cuts in the open field and outrun leverage.

Round 6, Pick 204 — Tennessee Titans select: Theo Jackson (Tennessee CB)

Instant Analysis: Jackson is a five year defensive back out of Nashville, who can play nickel, corner, or safety, but will make his money as a big nickel in the NFL. He’s a high energy player with value as a blitzer.

Round 6, Pick 205 — Houston Texans select: Austin Deculus (LSU OT)

Instant Analysis: Deculus is an experienced player which shows in his mental instincts in his game. He lacks overall athletic ability as he often plays with a high pad level and poor bend and flexibility.

Round 6, Pick 206 — Denver Broncos select: Matt Henningsen (Wisconsin DL)

Instant Analysis: A 3-4 defensive end prospect with an explosive lower half who needs to add upper body strength, Henningsen will provide depth on the defensive line in Denver.

Round 6, Pick 207 — Chicago Bears select: Doug Kramer (Illinois iOL)

Instant Analysis: Kramer was born and raised in Illinois, went to the University of Illinois, and now stays in the state after being selected by the Bears. His lack of strength could prove to be an issue given he is not incredibly fast either. He mainly relies on his motor and instincts.

Round 6, Pick 208 — Pittsburgh Steelers select: Connor Heyward (Michigan State FB)

Instant Analysis: The first fullback off the board, Heyward is very undersized but flashes explosiveness and excellent ball skills. He will be used as a chess piece on offense and will provide value as a core special teamer.

Round 6, Pick 209 — Houston Texans select: Luke Tenuta (Virginia Tech OT)

Instant Analysis: Tenuta is a large tackle who makes it difficult for defenders to get around. His size makes it hard to keep a low pad level and his punch is erratic as many defenders get their hands on his chest.

Round 6, Pick 210 — New England Patriots select: Chasen Hines (LSU iOL)

Instant Analysis: Hines has the ability to play either guard or center and be a dominant run blocker. He might need to cut his weight a little to add more to his athleticism but he has the raw tools to make him a solid depth role player along the offensive line.

Round 6, Pick 211 — Los Angeles Rams select: Quentin Lake (UCLA DS)

Instant Analysis: As a smart, instinctive player Lake is a high-floor prospect who will look to lock down a roster spot. The athleticism isn’t all there, but this is a relatively safe pick.

Round 6, Pick 212 — Los Angeles Rams select: Derion Kendrick (Georgia CB)

Instant Analysis: The top remaining player on our board and No. 80 overall, Kendrick had a poor Pro Day showing that knocked his stock, but we feel that he has the athletic ability to become a starting outside cornerback in time.

Round 6, Pick 213 — Atlanta Falcons select: John FitzPatrick (Georgia TE)

Instant Analysis: FitzPatrick is a 6’7 250lbs TE that had limited production at Georgia in his 3 years. The Falcons will be betting on upside with this developmental TE.

Round 6, Pick 214 — Los Angeles Chargers select: Ja’Sir Taylor (Wake Forest CB)

Instant Analysis: Taylor is a 5-foot- corner with good change of direction and pad level into and out of breaks in zone coverage. He needs to get better as a tackler and work on his route recognition.

Round 6, Pick 215 — Arizona Cardinals select: Lecitus Smith (Virginia Tech OG)

Instant Analysis: Smith will need more time to develop as a pass blocker, due to poor technique. He is much more polished and instinctual in run blocking

Round 6, Pick 216 — Indianapolis Colts select: Curtis Brooks (Cincinnati DL)

Instant Analysis: Brooks is an undersized IDL that can play as a 3T on passing downs due to his pass rush ability. He has natural leverage and plays with good pad level.

Round 6, Pick 217 — Detroit Lions select: James Houston IV (Jackson State EDGE)

Instant Analysis: Houston is a very aggressive and strong LB out of HBCU Jackson State. However, his speed leaves something to be desired and has trouble with quicker RBs and TEs in coverage. 

Round 6, Pick 218 — Los Angeles Rams select: Ko Kieft (Minnesota TE)

Instant Analysis: Kieft is an incredible teammate and as high character as they come. However, he is also a hard nosed run blocking tight end that won’t bring much value in the passing game.

Round 6, Pick 219 — Tennessee Titans select: Chance Campbell (Ole Miss LB)

Instant Analysis: Campbell is a big LB who ran surprisingly well at the combine. He is strong and physical but lacks athleticism. He plays well in a phone booth but lacks sideline to sideline agility.

Round 6, Pick 220 —San Francisco 49ers select: Kalia Davis (UCF DL)

Instant Analysis: Davis’ stocky build and explosive first step helps him naturally gain leverage on taller interior offensive linemen. He needs to work on keeping his feet moving while engaged and developing pass rush moves other than speed to power.

Round 6, Pick 221 — San Francisco 49ers select: Tariq Castro-Fields (Penn State CB)

Instant Analysis: Castro-Fields has adequate plant and drive ability as a Cover 3 CB but will struggle if put in man to man. He moves better vertically than he does sideline to sideline.

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Round 7, Pick 222 — Jacksonville Jaguars select: Montaric Brown (Arkansas CB)

Instant Analysis: Brown is a Redshirt Senior at Arkansas who has played in 42 career games. He is a borderline roster/ practice squad corner prospect for NFL teams. His overall poor instincts will be a significant hurdle for him to overcome to warrant serious playing time, his best chance will likely be in a two-high man-heavy defensive scheme.

Round 7, Pick 223 — Cleveland Browns select: Isiah Thomas (Oklahoma EDGE)

Instant Analysis: Isaiah Thomas is a sizeable DE with sufficient strength and instincts to fill a role, especially against Zone Run teams. However, he lacks burst/COD to be a primary pass-rusher or win in space. 

Round 7, Pick 224 — Miami Dolphins select: Cameron Goode (California EDGE)

Instant Analysis: Goode projects as an adequate hybrid 4-3 SAM LB. He will be best when used in coverage and as a second level pursuit player in the run game.

Round 7, Pick 225 — Pittsburgh Steelers select: Mark Robinson (Ole Miss LB)

Instant Analysis: Robinson was a walk on at Ole Miss after playing RB in HS. He is a run-stopping LB who shows physicality and tenacity.

Round 7, Pick 226 — Cincinnati Bengals select: Ja’Tyre Carter (Southern iOL)

Instant Analysis: Carter’s lack of mobility and ability to block in space are huge problems. If he gets his hands on you, you’re in trouble. But his overall athleticism is an issue and may only get worse if he puts weight on.

Round 7, Pick 227 — Minnesota Vikings select: Nick Muse (South Carolina TE)

Instant Analysis: Muse was an in-line TE during his career at South Carolina with above average strength, willingness and competitiveness in the run game. He lacks ability in the passing game with power speed an explosiveness

Round 7, Pick 228 — Green Bay Packers select: Tariq Carpenter (Georgia Tech LB)

Instant Analysis: The four-year starting safety is making the move to linebacker, where his size and speed should help him fit more cleanly than at safety. He is a natural in run support with clear eyes and a physical approach in the box

Round 7, Pick 229 — Seattle Seahawks select: Bo Melton (Rutgers WR)

Instant Analysis: Melton gives the Seahawks good speed on the perimeter as he looks to carve out a role for himself at the next level. He is going to need time to develop, especially in the weight room. He offers special teams value as a returner, and this is how he will get on the field early in his career.

Round 7, Pick 230 — Washington Commanders select: Chris Paul (Tulsa iOL)

Instant Analysis: Paul has played both guard spots as well as right tackle in his four year career at Tulsa. Due to his lack of athleticism and balance moving laterally, he projects best as a guard and is well built for it at 6-foot-3 and 324 pounds.

Round 7, Pick 231 — Buffalo Bills select: Baylon Spector (Clemson LB)

Instant Analysis: Spector is an average athlete with average size, but struggles to attack and unglue from blocks on a consistent enough basis. His average length and agility drop his finishing rate when he’s forced to tackle on the move.

Round 7, Pick 232 — Denver Broncos select: Faion Hicks (Wisconsin CB)

Instant Analysis: The Wisconsin corner is undersized with average athleticism but Denver will gamble on his lightning-quick 1.49 ten-yard split.

Round 7, Pick 233 — Seattle Seahawks select: Dareke Young (Lenoir-Rhyne WR)

Instant Analysis: Young is a big-bodied wide receiver who lines up all over the formation. He does a lot of blocking in the run game but was not a big play threat after the catch.

Round 7, Pick 234 — Green Bay Packers select: Jonathan Ford (Miami DL)

Instant Analysis: Ford could look to lose some weight, which has been a problem during his career. His 2019 tape shows that he has pass rush upside if he can slim down at the NT position

Round 7, Pick 235 — Los Angeles Rams select: Daniel Hardy (Montana State EDGE)

Instant Analysis: Hardy is an undersized edge rusher whose pass rush upside is somewhat sapped by a lack of snap anticipation.

Round 7, Pick 236 — Los Angeles Chargers select: Deane Leonard (Ole Miss CB)

Instant Analysis: Leonard is a corner with great long speed. He began his career at University of Calgary, showing the ability to create turnovers and force incompletions with his explosion, and was the No. 18 overall pick in last year’s CFL draft.

Round 7, Pick 237 — Detroit Lions select: Chase Lucas (Arizona State CB)

Instant Analysis: Almost surprising to see Lucas fall this far, as his highly-explosive testing numbers indicate a prospect who can be developed

Round 7, Pick 238 — Los Vegas Raiders select: Thayer Munford (Ohio State OT)

Instant Analysis: Munford has the ability to play both tackle and guard. While he looked better at tackle, his traits suggest being a guard at the next level with swing tackle ability. Lacks overall athleticism but has good play strength when he gets his hands on the defender.

Round 7, Pick 239 — Indianapolis Colts select: Rodney Thomas II (Yale DS)

Instant Analysis: Thomas II played linebacker and safety at Yale, but would be quite undersized as an NFL linebacker. He is likely a special teamer with an outside shot of playing backup safety.

Round 7, Pick 240 — Washington Commanders select: Christian Holmes (Oklahoma State CB)

Instant Analysis: Holmes is a grad transfer from Missouri who played his last year at Oklahoma State, tested very well at the combine with speed and is a heavy tackler who runs through the body. Has the size to match up against bigger WRs.

Round 7, Pick 241 — Pittsburgh Steelers select: Chris Oladokun (South Dakota State QB)

Instant Analysis: Out of a SDSU offense that emphasized movement and RPOs, Oladokun is an agile passer who can sling it across the field despite rarely throwing from a set base, evoking Mahomes with mechanical and pocket tendencies. Evaporates from oncoming pass rushers. However, with a smaller build and highly diminished play against pressure, Oladokun is a complete long shot.

Round 7, Pick 242 — Carolina Panthers select: Kalon Barnes (Baylor CB)

Instant Analysis: Barnes has the Texas HS record for 100M (10.22), then ran the fastest time for a DB at the combine. He has rare long speed and average coverage ability. With his consistency as a tackler and his world class speed, he can be a gunner on punt coverage for a long time.

Round 7, Pick 243 — Kansas City Chiefs select: Jaylen Watson (Washington State CB)

Instant Analysis: A zone only cornerback with good height, length and speed who lacks lateral agility and struggles to get his head around while the ball is in the air.

Round 7, Pick 244 — Arizona Cardinals select: Christian Matthew (Valdosta State CB)

Instant Analysis: Matthew bounced around in college playing two seasons at Samford and Georgia Southern before ending his collegiate career at Valdosta State. He is an aggressive and physical cornerback with good size and long arms, but the transition to NFL competition may be challenging.

Round 7, Pick 245 — New England Patriots select: Andrew Stueber (Michigan OT)

Instant Analysis: High motor, high character lineman that was voted alternate team captain in 2021. He also has the ability to move inside to guard. His motor allows him to be a solid run blocker but has some technical flaws in his pass protection.

Round 7, Pick 246 — Cleveland Browns select: Dawson Deaton (Texas Tech iOL)

Instant Analysis: A center only prospect who fits best in an outside zone scheme. He profiles as a backup center and lacks the strength to compete for a starting spot at this point.

Round 7, Pick 247 — Miami Dolphins select: Skylar Thompson (Kansas State QB)

Instant Analysis: This is a very Dolphins pick, as the big-armed QB and longtime team captain flashes high-level throws and has the foot speed and play strength to be sufficient as a runner, but doesn’t progress through his reads well and makes poor decisions. Very inconsistent mechanics that sap arm strength and accuracy.

Round 7, Pick 248 — Tampa Bay Buccaneers select: Andre Anthony (LSU EDGE)

Instant Analysis: Andre Anthony is an undersized defensive end who wins with his leverage. He lacks speed and durability to be anything more than a situational pass-rusher currently.

Round 7, Pick 249 — Green Bay Packers select: Rasheed Walker (Penn State OT)

Instant Analysis: Walker has the size and traits to become a solid player. He has some technical issues such as waist bending/lunging during run blocking. He needs to be more instinctive at reading stunts at the next level.

Round 7, Pick 250 — Las Vegas Raiders select: Brittain Brown (UCLA RB)

Instant Analysis: A late invite to the NFLPA event, Brown flashed good speed and burst. He has return ability and has good hands to catch passes out of the backfield. He will compete for a starting kick return job right away.

Round 7, Pick 251 — Kansas City Chiefs select: Isiah Pacheco (Rutgers RB)

Instant Analysis: Isaiah Pacheco is a tough runner who excelled at the combine. His stock was hurt due to an inconsistent OL at Rutgers. He could be a depth back of the roster who can play on special teams.

Round 7, Pick 252 — Cincinnati Bengals select: Jeffrey Gunter (Coastal Carolina EDGE)

Instant Analysis: An interesting prospect who transferred away from Coastal Carolina before returning a year later, Gunter is a reserve NFL strong side DE prospect who can provide adequate snaps vs. the Run and average vs. Pass in relief for Pass-first edge starters.

Round 7, Pick 253 — Los Angeles Rams select: Russ Yeast (Kansas State DS)

Instant Analysis: Yeast lacks top end speed and is best when going down-hill in run support and in blitz packages. He could be a useful piece on special teams in coverage, and has the potential to play in the slot if he improves his instincts.

Round 7, Pick 254 — Chicago Bears select: Elijah Hicks (California DS)

Instant Analysis: This is a pick for the third phase of the game, as Hicks is a special teams player who wins with hustle and toughness. Laterally quick enough to avoid blockers and win in the box, he shows a knack for forcing fumbles. However, he lacks instincts or size to excel on defense.

Round 7, Pick 255 — Chicago Bears select: Trenton Gill (NC State P)

Instant Analysis: Adequate operation time and power with average hang time. Flashes high end power and hang time but is not consistent enough with it. Doesn’t utilize the outer thirds of the field much and when he does it tends to go out of bounds early. Adequate kickoff power with a high touchback rate.

Round 7, Pick 256 — Arizona Cardinals select: Jesse Luketa (Penn State EDGE)

Instant Analysis: With experience at MIKE LB and EDGE rusher, the versatile Luketa is a great fit in the Cardinals defense. He is very instinctual, plays with good hand usage, and has excellent snap anticipation, but his lack of speed is what caused him to fall here.

Round 7, Pick 257 — Arizona Cardinals select: Marquis Hayes (Oklahoma iOL)

Instant Analysis: Hayes is a big-bodied guard who uses mainly his strength to engulf defenders, rather than footwork and athleticism. He needs to clean up his punch as he has the tendency to strike wide and let defenders into his chest.

Round 7, Pick 258 — Green Bay Packers select: Samori Toure (Nebraska WR)

Instant Analysis: Samori Toure has flashes of impressive burst with generally consistent hands. However, he does not have threatening long speed and can be a bit stiff as a route runner.

Round 7, Pick 259 — Kansas City Chiefs select: Nazeeh Johnson (Marshall DS)

Instant Analysis: The Marshall safety wins with his quickness, rapid play-recognition skills, and explosiveness. A combination of missed tackles and his advanced age made Johnson a late day three pick.

Round 7, Pick 260 — Los Angeles Chargers select: Zander Horvath (Purdue FB)

Instant Analysis: The Purdue fullback is a converted running back who amassed 242 attempts and 1,081 yards over the last three seasons. He is 6-foot-2 and 232 pounds and will likely be used exclusively out of the backfield or a wing position. Don’t expect him to play in the slot and run many routes.

Round 7, Pick 261 — Tampa Bay Buccaneers select: AJ Arcuri (Michigan State OT)

Instant Analysis: Arcuri is a tall, lean tackle prospect who played in a zone-heavy scheme at Michigan State. He has enough foot quickness to stick with NFL speed rushers, but will need to add play strength before he can become a starter in the NFL. He profiles as a swing tackle in the NFL.

Round 7, Pick 262 — San Francisco 49ers select: Brock Purdy (Iowa State QB)

Instant Analysis: A backup-level prospect you can win despite in a timing-based offense. Purdy showed good decision-making and leadership qualities while winning a lot of games for Iowa State.