2021 NFL Draft Big Board

The 2021 NFL Draft should look and feel a lot more normal this year, but with no NFL combine this year, there will be a lot more uncertainty among later-round selections. Here is the Official Joshbobdotcom Top 100 Prospects and specialist rankings for the 2021 NFL Draft.

1. Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson (JR, 6′ 5″, 213 pounds)
Lawrence has all the tools to be the best QB in the NFL for the next two decades. His throwing mechanics are polished, he’s tall, he carries himself extremely well off the field, and he’s very athletic. Lawrence is built to fit into a modern NFL offense with his ability to run the football when needed. He’ll need to add more weight to his 6’5” frame, but he’s week 1 ready as a rookie. He’s the closest thing to a sure thing since Peyton Manning entered the draft. 

2. Zach Wilson, QB, BYU (JR, 6′ 2″, 214 pounds)
Wilson is a prospect that would’ve been overlooked a decade ago, but he’s entering the NFL at the right time. He’s a plus athlete with great elusiveness, but not built to be a regular runner. In addition, despite his smaller frame he can sling it with force and on the move. He can make all the throws Lawrence can, but does so from various arm angles to make up for his lack of height when he stays in the pocket. He can get happy feet and left the pocket prematurely a lot at BYU behind one of the best lines in the country. He’ll have to adjust to an NFL pass rush and learn to stay more disciplined in the pocket at the next level, but all the tools are there to be a franchise quarterback. 

3. Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida (Jr, 6′ 5″, 245 pounds)
Pitts is a freak. He’s massive, but ran a 4.4 40-yard dash. He’s the best pass catcher in this draft. He’s quick and twitchy in addition to having elite straight-line speed. He’s in the same mold of a Travis Kelcee, but might even be a better athlete. If not accounting for positional value, he’d be my clear #1 player in this draft. Assuming he stays healthy, he’s a future All-Pro and would be the front-runner of OROY if QBs weren’t eligible.  

4. Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State (Jr, 6′ 3″, 246 pounds)
Parsons is a phenomenal athlete that moves incredibly well for his size. He’s got a frame that can add additional weight at the next level. Parsons shows great instincts and is a true three down linebacker. Parsons has the ability to drop into coverage and can run with modern NFL tight ends. Parsons needs to improve his technique to shed blocks and can occasionally get tunnel vision and lose track of his assignments, but he has all the traits of a future All-Pro.         

5. Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU (Jr, 6′ 0″, 201 pounds)
Ja’Marr Chase is a physical freak. While he’s not the tallest receiver, he plays bigger than his 6’0” listing and has filled out nicely, with room for more weight. He’s also extremely young just turning 21 in March. He opted out of his finals season so only has two full seasons to his credit as a college player, but he won the Biletnikoff as a true sophomore amongst a loaded LSU receiving core. Chase runs extremely well and has great body control. OBJ feels like a fair comparison given Chase’s talent and upside with his plus athleticism. 

6. Trey Lance, QB, NDSU (R-Soph, 6′ 3″, 224 pounds)
Lance played one college football game this season after the FCS opted to play a spring season. He played one full season for NDSU leading the Bison to an undefeated season and national title as a RS-Freshman. He played in NDSU’s lone fall game of 2020, a win over Central Arkansas. I like Lance a lot, but he’s a major project and can’t start week 1 in 2021. He needs a year or two to sit and learn while refining his mechanics. His downfield accuracy needs work and he drops his arm lower than I’d like for his release. He is far and away the best running threat of this year’s quarterbacks. The reality is Lance is a boom-or-bust prospect depending on where he lands. He has the tools to be the second-best quarterback in this draft behind Lawrence, but if he’s named a day-1 starter on a bad team, things could go sideways with him. He reminds me a lot of Lamar Jackson where he’ll need the right scheme to thrive. 

7. Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon (Jr, 6′ 4″, 331 pounds)
Sewell stands alone in a deep and talented class of offensive tackle prospects. Sewell is already at his ideal NFL playing size and plays with tremendous athleticism. Within Oregon’s offense he was asked to do a lot with his feet to get into space, but also has great technique in pass protection. His drop step is smooth and he plays with good balance. He doesn’t have the long arms you’d like from a tackle, but he’s mobile enough to stay at tackle and thrive as he gains a better understanding of his angles, timing, and leverage.  

8. Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama (Jr, 6′ 2″, 208 pounds)
Surtain runs extremely well and has prototypical size for a shutdown NFL cornerback. Surtain is not an explosive athlete, but makes up for it with his technique and understanding of the game. He is always in the right spot and anticipates routes before they break. Surtain is smooth in coverage and enjoys the physicality of press-man coverage. He’s a day one starter with Pro Bowl potential.         

9. Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State (Jr, 6′ 2″, 227 pounds)
Fields is a gamer. His biggest flaw is that he played in such a collegiate system that he’ll have to adjust his approach at the NFL level. Very rarely did he need to fit throws in tight windows. More often than not he was hitting guys open by five yards. His deep ball accuracy is really impressive and his arm talent is a major plus. He’s a solid runner and tough enough to withstand big hits despite his slight frame. He’s got a body that should be able to add 20-30 more pounds during his career. He’s got a lot of similarities to Deshaun Watson. I just haven’t seen him need to make many NFL throws because his weapons were that good at Ohio State. The struggles against Northwestern were real and should be a cause for concern, but he’s got enough tools to become a franchise quarterback. 

10. Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern (Jr, 6′ 0″, 192 pounds)
Newsome was the shutdown corner in an elite Northwestern secondary. He’s the fastest of the elite cornerback prospects. Newsome wasn’t asked to play much press-man coverage in college.  He’s skinnier than I’d like and will need to put on weight to handle the rigors of an NFL schedule. Newsome is ready to start in the NFL and can be a tremendous playmaker with his instincts and ability to read routes as they happen.         

11. Jaelan Phillips, Edge, Miami (FL) (R-Jr, 6′ 5″, 260 pounds)
Phillips jumps out on tape because of his big frame and athleticism. After transferring from UCLA, he broke out in his one season on the field with Miami leading the tram with 15.5 TFL and 8.0 sacks. He suffered several concussions at UCLA and was never cleared to return by UCLA’s doctors leading to his transfer. His medical evaluations might remove him from some draft boards, but in terms of on-field production and physical upside he’s the most NFL ready prospect. 

12. Devonta Smith, WR, Alabama (Sr, 6′ 0″, 170 pounds)
The only problem with Devonta Smith as an NFL prospect is he’s skinny. He’ll need to add a lot of weight during his NFL career and I don’t know if he has the frame for it. He’s tremendous at adjusting to the ball when it’s in the air. He played bigger than his size in college, but his lack of strength will be tested by NFL corners on contested catches and at the line of scrimmage. Durability is my main concern, but Smith has all the tools and has shown the ability to be a future Pro Bowl receiver.  

13. Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern (Jr, 6′ 4″, 331 pounds)
Slater could play anywhere on an NFL offensive line, especially in a zone scheme. He’s a fluid athlete and played both RT and LT at Northwestern. He has a great understanding of the game and his footwork and technique are NFL ready as a rookie. I think he’ll be a long-term starting LT in the NFL with Pro Bowl potential.  

14. Kwity Paye, Edge, Michigan (Sr, 6′ 2″, 261 pounds)
Paye is built like a stand-up 3-4 linebacker, but at Michigan was asked almost exclusively to get into the backfield which he was elite at doing. He’s a physical freak and extremely quick to get around the edge or fill his rush lane on stunts and twists. Paye needs to develop a repertoire of pass-rush moves at the next level, but he’s got all the traits to develop into a Pro Bowl caliber edge rusher. Paye works too hard and has developed enough in college to prove he’ll find a way to succeed at the next level.  

15. Christian Baramore, DL, Alabama (R-Soph, 6′ 4″, 310 pounds)
Baramore was extremely productive in his final collegiate season earning All-American Honors and dominating in the national title game on his way to Defensive MVP Honors. He’s big, strong, and agile. He plays with great leverage and is more than capable of collapsing a pocket from the interior. Baramore is a bit chunky and will need to get into better shape to maximize his collegiate potential, but he’s got Pro Bowl upside.      

16. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame (R-Jr, 6′ 1″, 221 pounds)
Owusu-Koramoah looks the part and had the production to match during the past two seasons. Owusu has the ability to play linebacker but could also move to safety or nickel. He has a lot of similarities to Isaiah Simmons from last year’s draft with his versatility. He’s still a bit raw with his approach at times and has some mental lapses, but with maturity and experience he has Pro Bowl upside.           

17. Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama (Jr, 5′ 9″, 180 pounds)
Waddle suffered a season-ending ankle injury in October of this season, but his previous two years of work were more than enough proof of the caliber of player Waddle can be in the NFL. Waddle is small and didn’t run at his pro day, but his tape shows that he’s capable of being a #1 receiver in the NFL. Waddle has the potential to be an All-Pro return man, but given his slight frame that’s only going to be an option if he can’t cut it at receiver. He lined up everywhere for Alabama and is a perfect fit in modern NFL offenses with his ability to make defenders miss in the open field. 

18. Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State (R-Sr, 6′ 5″, 317 pounds)
Jenkins plays with an edge, but needs to improve his foot speed to cover all the ground he’ll be asked to as an NFL tackle. His technique is good when he’s right, but he gets sloppy later in games. He has an extremely strong upper body and could rag doll undersized pass rushers at the collegiate level, but won’t have that same luxury against NFL rushers. His upside is massive given his physical traits and playing style. 

19. Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina (Jr, 6′ 0″, 205 pounds)
Horn is physical and long. He’s a tremendous athlete who should only get better with more experience and work on his technique. He’s not as polished as Surtain, but has the higher upside because of his physical tools. He runs well in coverage and won’t get beat over the top because of any speed mismatches. He occasionally was responsible for coverage breakdowns and growing pains should be expected as he adjusts to an NFL scheme.

20. Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU (Jr, 6′ 0″, 202 pounds)
Moehrig has great instincts and plays fast. He’s willing to deliver big hits and seeks contact. He’s a violent thumper, but also can make plays in coverage. He’s got good size and moves well in coverage. Moehrig has a Pro Bowl ceiling and will thrive on special teams as well. He’s a really solid football player that’s ready for the next level.          

21. Mac Jones, QB, Alabama (R-Jr, 6′ 2″, 217 pounds)
Jones is good, but doesn’t have the same ceiling as the quarterbacks ahead of him. He’s not a great athlete and doesn’t have the same arm that would wow you, but his touch is matched only by Trevor Lawrence. He has the chance to be a solid starter, but he’s not a future all-pro. He had arguably the best receiving core in college football history and never had to fit throws into tight windows. He has a great understanding of the game and actually showed a strong ability to progress through his reads behind an NFL caliber o-line at Bama. From a football IQ standpoint, he might be the most NFL ready, but he lacks the athleticism that can open up a modern NFL offense. He’s not boom or bust prospect, he’ll be a solid NFL starter, but never a top-5 in the league caliber guy. 

22. Alijah Vera-Tucker, OG, USC (R-Jr, 6′ 4″, 308 pounds)
Vera-Tucker has the potential to play as a swing tackle, but has a higher upside at guard. He’s not the smoothest mover, but he plays with great balance and power from his base. He’s a hand puncher, but can get pushed back by bigger opposition. He works through his protection assignments quickly and didn’t have any glaring assignment misses in his tape for his final season. He’s a safe pick with Pro Bowl upside at guard.  

23. Gregory Rousseau, Edge, Miami (FL) (R-Soph, 6′ 6″, 266 pounds)
Rousseau is a mountain coming from the edge at 6’6’’ with plenty of room on his frame to add weight without reducing his athleticism. Physically he’s got the highest upside, but he’s extremely raw with just 15 college games and only 7 starts at Miami after opting out of the 2020 season. Rousseau has the highest ceiling in this draft class which is why I’m grading him so high. He has the traits of a future All-Pro, but will need to develop a consistent set of pass rush moves to capitalize on his physical gifts.   

24. Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech (Jr, 6′ 4″, 322 pounds)
Darrisaw is a physical blocker with solid footwork and technique. He tends to play a little too up-right in pass protection and he might be better suited for a move into guard long term. He doesn’t finish his blocks like the prospects ranked ahead of him and needs to develop that mean streak to reach his full potential in the NFL because the physical tools are there.

25. Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota (Jr, 6′ 0″, 190 pounds)
Bateman is a polished receiver. He runs great routes and does so with little wasted movement. He’s got ideal NFL size with room on his frame to add more weight. He runs well in a straight-line, but doesn’t have a quick burst to make guys miss in a phone booth. He’ll be a match-up problem in the slot at the NFL level, but also can be a deep ball threat lined up outside. He runs every route well, and should be NFL ready week 1.

26. Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa (R-Jr, 6′ 4″, 259 pounds)
Collins shows great instincts with his ability to read and react to plays. He’s capable in coverage and has a nose for the football. He’s a fluid athlete and breaks down to make tackles effortlessly. Collins doesn’t wow you with his speed or athleticism limiting his ceiling, but he’s a refined football player that is NFL ready.  

27. Landon Dickerson, OG, Alabama (R-Sr, 6′ 5″, 333 pounds)
Dickerson suffered season ending injuries (ACL, and both ankles) in each of his first three collegiate seasons at Florida State before transferring to Alabama for his final two seasons. Dickerson has at least one start at all 5 positions on the offensive line, but he’s best suited for guard or center at the NFL level. He has All-Pro potential and his medical evaluations are the biggest question mark for me. He’s got a high football IQ and plays with great technique. He’s ready to start as a rookie and if he’s healthy he’s the best interior offensive line prospect in this draft.

28. Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson (Sr, 5′ 10″, 215 pounds)
Etienne is very similar to Najee Harris. He’s a receiving threat out of the backfield and has the ability to line up in the slot as well as out of the backfield. He also could be a tremendous weapon as a kick returner. His slight frame might limit the length of his NFL career, but he should easily reach his second contract as a starting running back. He’s a tough runner who can break through contact. He has ok vision, but has that home run burst NFL teams covet.

29. Najee Harris, RB, Alabama (Sr, 6′ 1″, 232 pounds)
Najee Harris is a sure-thing because of his pass-protection. His running and pass-catching prowess is well documented. He’s also a patient runner with tremendous vision built to thrive in the NFL. He’s a future every down back with a one-cut tendency NFL teams covet. He falls forward, but lacks the top end speed to turn a 10-yard carry into a 40-yard run.

30. Alex Leatherwood, OG, Alabama (Sr, 6′ 4″, 312 pounds)
Leatherwood started his career at RG before moving to LT for his final two collegiate seasons. He has the maturity and body to be a day 1 NFL starter. He’s better suited for guard at the next level. He’s consistent and mechanical in his blocking and won’t lose any one-on-ones by getting sloppy. He could potentially stay at tackle as well given his experience and footspeed, but he’ll find a way to start early and stay there.     

31. Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue (R-Soph, 5′ 7″, 181 pounds)
Moore has electrifying tape. His size will force him exclusively into a slot-receiver role at the next level, but his 4.31 40-time will keep him in the NFL for a long time. Teams have to find a way to get the ball in his hands often as he’s a homerun threat whenever he has possession. He’s quick and fast with an absurd 42 1/2” vertical jump at his Pro Day. He might be the best raw athlete in this draft and I think he has All-Pro upside.

32. Azeez Ojulari, Edge, Georgia (R-Soph, 6′ 2″, 249 pounds)
Ojulari checks all the boxes off the field and is reported to be a humble, hardworking guy.  He has the ability to stand up and drop into coverage as a plus athlete, but also understands the best pass rushing route to thee quarterback. At times got overwhelmed by bigger tackles and will need to develop counter moves to win consistently on pass rushes at the next level. He’s a high-ceiling prospect, but not a sure thing like the top pass rush prospects in recent drafts.  

33. Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri (Jr, 5′ 11″, 237 pounds)
Bolton is a big hitter that plays a bit stiff at times. He finishes tackles and imposes his will on ball carriers. He doesn’t have great coverage skills, but moves well enough to keep up with tight ends. He has great instincts and plays hard. He’s a more traditional three-down linebacker that should also contribute on special teams.       

34. Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss (Jr, 5′ 9″, 178 pounds)
Moore is a shifty receiver that lacks the size to win at the line of scrimmage so team’s will have to scheme him free releases either out of the backfield or in motion at the snap. He can certainly be a home run threat with 4.35 40-speed. His athletic upside makes up for the work he needs to develop into an NFL level wide receiver. Find a way to get the ball in his hands as a rookie and worry about the route running and receiving skills later.

35. Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State (Jr, 6′ 5″, 251 pounds)
Freiermuth is your more traditional tight-end in that his speed matches his frame much. He’s an ok blocker at initial contact, but he struggles to stay engaged in blocks or seal off defenders on run plays to his side. He’s athletic and big enough to improve as a blocker and develop into a Pro Bowl caliber player, but should make an instant impact as a hand in the dirt receiver.

36. Kyle Trask, QB, Florida (R-Sr, 6′ 5″, 236 pounds)
Trask certainly benefited from a QB friendly system run by Dan Mullen and also having the second best prospect in this draft to throw to in Kyle Pitts. He has mediocre arm talent, but showed the ability to trust his receivers and throw into tight coverage. I think he’s got better upside than most and could be the next Ben Roethlisberger. Don’t be shocked to see him sneak into the late first round and emerge as a quality NFL starter. He’s got the poise in the pocket and enough physical tools to make it.

37. Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas (R-Jr, 6′ 5″, 314 pounds)
Cosmi is a talented run blocker, with solid footwork and technique to make up for his lack of size and strength. He’s probably better suited to move inside, but if he can add size, he’ll be a long-time OT in the NFL.  He improved each year at Texas and is more polished than more OL prospects entering this year’s draft.

38. Joe Tryon, Edge, Washington (R-Jr, 6′ 5″, 259 pounds)
Tyron is a smart, instinctive football player. He makes the play that’s there for him and doesn’t over pursue on his pass rushes to take himself out of the action. He knows when to drop into the flats and reads the play before it happens. He has a knack for getting to the quarterback with several pass rush moves already in his toolbox. I think he’s more NFL-ready than some of the higher-upside prospects in this position group.

39. Asante Samuel Jr, CB, Florida State (Jr, 5′ 10″, 180 pounds)
Samuel has NFL bloodlines with his father playing 11 seasons at DB in the NFL. Samuel lacks ideal size, but runs well and is a fluid athlete. At times, Samuel gets caught peaking into the backfield, but his technique in coverage is sound. Samuel shows the ability to shed blocks, but his size won’t make that easy against NFL receivers. Samuel can play both inside and outside and plays fundamentally sound enough to start in the NFL for a long time despite lacking the size you want from an outside corner.  

40. Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech (R-Jr, 6′ 1″, 197 pounds)
Farley’s biggest negative is his struggles to win 50-50 balls. He’s not great once the ball is in the air, despite having the height and athleticism to make plays on the ball. He’s twitchy and runs hard in coverage, but doesn’t look fluid with his hips. He has the physical traits of a Pro Bowl cornerback, but has injury concerns leading to a microdiscectomy from a back injury leading to him being unable to workout in the lead up to the draft. He’s well-schooled coming from Bud Foster’s defense and if he can stay healthy has shutdown corner potential.                      

41. Jamin Davis, LB, Kentucky (R-Jr, 6′ 3″, 234 pounds)
Davis is strong in coverage with solid ball skills for a linebacker. He runs well and plays fast without seeming sped up. Davis isn’t a thumper, but makes physical plays when needed. He’s a good not great run defender, but has the physical tools needed to defend modern NFL schemes.       

42. Richie Grant, S, UCF (R-Sr, 5′ 11″, 197 pounds)
Grant is the top safety in a weak class. He’s a ball hawk that was extremely productive at UCF. He’s a good, but not great athlete who will turn 24 during his rookie season. Grant would also benefit from filling out more in order to stay on the field throughout his career. He doesn’t have a Pro Bowl ceiling, but should develop into a solid NFL starter.          

43. Creed Humphrey, OC, Oklahoma (R-Jr, 6′ 4″, 302 pounds)
Humphrey is strong and technically sound as a blocker. He has 37 starts at center under his belt and was the back-to-back Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the year. Humphrey reacts quickly to the play in front of him and shows all the traits of a future franchise center. He has the ability to play guard as well and his polished technique will earn him a starting role as a rookie.

44. Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida (Sr, 5′ 11″, 193 pounds)
Kadarius Toney has off-field red flags stemming from an incident relating to an air-soft gun he owned that resembled an AR-15 assault rifle. He also has some injury history with two separate shoulder injuries and some shin issues as well. On the field, Toney was used as a weapon more than a receiver. His route running and ball skills need work, but he’s dangerous with the ball in the open field. He’ll make an immediate impact as a kick returner, with thee potential to develop into a quality NFL receiver. It might just be the college uniform, but he’s got a little Percy Harvin to his game.

45. Joseph Ossai, Edge, Texas (Jr, 6′ 3″, 256 pounds)
Ossai works as hard as anyone on his film. He chases down the ball carrier anywhere on the field. He fills his rush lanes with aggression and has big and strong hands to move blockers out of his way. His effort will help him stay in the NFL, but he needs to better understand his role and the plays happening around him to better convert his effort into significant production at the next level.    

46. Milton Williams, DL, Louisiana Tech (R-Jr, 6′ 3″, 284 pounds)
Williams overwhelmed his competition at Louisiana Tech using his raw power and speed to produce tackles in the backfield. He plays a bit too tall at points, but runs hard and finishes plays with his speed when he’s stood up at the line of scrimmage. He’s a raw prospect, but his physical traits are appealing and he’s such an impressive athlete that will benefit from NFL coaching as well as strength and conditioning.      

47. Elijah Molden, CB, Washington (Sr, 5′ 9″, 192 pounds)
Molden is undersized, but doesn’t play like it. He’s a big hitter and seeks out contact. He’s got good ball skills, but doesn’t run particularly well. Molden doesn’t have the physical tools or athleticism NFL teams covet, but he makes plays and will find a way to stick around in the NFL due to his ability to force takeaways and his physicality.         

48. Daviyon Nixon, DL, Iowa (R-Jr, 6′ 1″, 313 pounds)
Nixon is a great athlete and shined in his final season at Iowa. He plays aggressively and flashes violence to get off blocks. He makes plays out in space and has the ability to penetrate and collapse the pocket. Nixon’s tape doesn’t lie and his production in college can’t be questioned. He was impressive in his Pro Day and has a high ceiling with his physical tools.      

49. Jayson Oweh, Edge, Penn State (R-Soph, 6′ 4″, 257 pounds)
Oweh is big and strong in a way that jumps out on tape. He’s extremely fast clocking a 4.37 40-yd dash at his pro day. Oweh is extremely raw, with just 8 college starts and only 24 games played in three college seasons. He’s a project, but has the physical tools to be a star in this league. He’s a high-ceiling player with boom-or-bust potential simply due to how raw he is. You’re drafting an athlete, not a football player with Oweh.

50. Jalen Mayfield, OG, Michigan (Jr, 6′ 5″, 326 pounds)
Mayfield is relatively raw with only 18 games played, all at RT in college. Mayfield has shorter arms that make him better suited to move inside. Mayfield is strong with his hands as a run blocker and smooth in his pass sets. He moves fluidly, but doesn’t have the quickest feet. He won’t be athletically dominant against NFL competition, but has the physical tools to be a long-time starter.

51. Brady Christensen, OT, BYU (R-Jr, 6′ 5″, 302 pounds)
Christensen will be 25 before his first NFL bye-week which might scare some NFL teams off of him. He’s a quick athlete for his size and has great bend with fluid hips. He loves to run block and is capable of pulling. He’s comfortable blocking in an RPO scheme which is becoming more common in the NFL. He needs to improve his timing, but he’s an NFL sized player who’s shown enough to project as a starting NFL OT.

52. Josh Myers, OC, Ohio State (R-Jr, 6′ 5″, 310 pounds)
Myers started 21 games at center in three seasons at Ohio State. He could’ve improved his draft stock with another season of work, but he’s a tough football player that knows his role and executes it. He’s a high-IQ player, but lacks the athleticism to be a future Pro Bowler. He’s already close to his ceiling and should have a strong chance to start as a rookie.   

53. Payton Turner, Edge, Houston (Sr, 6′ 5″, 270 pounds)
I like Turner’s tape a lot. He plays a little too tall and upright, but was productive because of his motor. He was able to overpower a lot of guys in college and will need to develop more pass rush moves to succeed in the NFL. You can’t coach the size he brings to the table and I’m inclined to bet on guys that play as hard as he does.     

54. Liam Eichenberg, OT, Notre Dame (R-Sr, 6′ 6″, 306 pounds)
Eichenberg explodes into his drops on pass protections and moves fluidly. He lacks the upper body strength to physically dominate edge rushers, but his technique keeps clean pockets. He’s not as long or big as you’d like from an NFL OT and will be better suited for a move inside to guard at the NFL level.    

55. Trey Smith, OG, Tennessee (Sr, 6′ 5″, 321 pounds)
Smith battled blood clots in his lungs during his sophomore season so his medical evaluations might remove him from some team’s boards, which is a shame because I think he’s a potential steal. He started at LG each of the past two seasons after beginning his career at LT. Smith’s issues are all mental. He’s not consistently dialed in, missing assignments throughout his film. He also can play overly aggressive at times, taking him out of position. When he’s playing the right way, he’s a Pro Bowl caliber player, but when his head isn’t in the game, it shows. He needs an offensive line room and coaching staff that can hold him accountable because he’s talented enough to be a star.     

56. Levi Onwuzurkie, DL, Washington (R-Sr, 6′ 2″, 290 pounds)
Onwuzurike underwhelmed on film. He came off as too heavy and played with poor leverage often ending up on the ground prior to making a play. He battled injuries throughout his career, including one that kept him out of most Senior Bowl activities. Onwuzurike has the build to be successful, but will need to clean up his technique and better understand his gap assignments to become a consistent starter.      

57. Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia (R-Jr, 6′ 0″, 194 pounds)
Stokes is the fastest prospect in this class clocking a 4.29 40 at his Pro Day. He plays with that speed on tape and has the physical tools and athleticism of an elite NFL cornerback. However, Stokes technique in coverage isn’t good enough and he can get lost in coverage at times. He’s late to recognize plays and will need a lot of coaching to become a consistent NFL starter, but he’s a project worth investing in due to the abundance of elite tools he brings to the table.          

58. Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB, Syracuse (R-Jr, 6′ 2″, 205 pounds)
Melifonwu is a big bodied corner that covers a lot of ground with his long stride. Melifonwu struggles with sudden change of direction and reacts to plays more often than anticipating what’s coming. I love his upside due to his size and athleticism, but will struggle to cover quicker receivers who can exploit his footwork with sudden changes in direction.         

59. Marlon Tuipulotu, DL, USC (R-Jr, 6′ 1″, 307 pounds)
Tuipulotu’s lacks the explosiveness and agility to become a dominant interior pass rusher, but he consistently makes the plays that are there for him. He doesn’t have the highest ceiling given his frame, but he’ll make an NFL roster because of his ability to maximize opportunities to make the play in front of him. He won’t miss tackles and when he is left unblocked he bursts to make the play every time.

60. Spencer Brown, OT, Northern Iowa (R-Sr, 6′ 8″, 311 pounds)
Spencer Brown is a brawler with a massive frame that will benefit from an NFL strength program. He’s got the size to be a Pro Bowl caliber OT. His footwork is great for his size and he gets good leverage despite his height. He played exclusively RT at Northern Iowa and at 6’8” his heigh might scare some teams with shorter quarterbacks away. He’s a project, but if you trust your coaching staff he’s very much worth taking.

61. Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Memphis (R-Soph, 5′ 8″, 201 pounds)
Gainwell spent a lot of time split out at receiver in addition to lining up in the back field. He’s a true weapon for modern NFL offenses with his speed and shiftiness in the open field. He’s fluid with his hands as a pass catcher, but also shows good vision as a ball carrier. Memphis ran a wide open offense that found Gainwell in space a lot, but he has shown the ability to make an offensive impact in two different positions that make him an asset to an NFL team.

62. Terrace Marshall Jr, WR, LSU (Sr, 6′ 2″, 205 pounds)
Marshall had a knack for quitting on plays that he wasn’t involved in that jumped out on film. He’s got prototypical size for an NFL receiver. He was productive on the 2019 LSU title team with 13 TDs and also scored 10 TDs in just 7 games this season before opting out. It’s worth noting he opted out prior to a potential showcase game with Alabama this season. He can drop uncontested catches due to a lack of concentration at times. His interviews with teams needed to be great or I could see him falling into day three. He ran a 4.4 40 at his pro day which should see him taken by the early second round given his size, but he’ll need to learn how to separate from NFL defensive backs.

63. Baron Browning, LB, Ohio State (Sr, 6′ 2″, 245 pounds)
Browning is an explosive athlete that runs hard and initiates contact. He was used in a variety of roles within Ohio State’s scheme and has great versatility. Browning plays fast, but at times looks sped up and out of position. His football instincts aren’t where they need to be and he needs to better understand his responsibilities within a defense to become an NFL starter.  

64.  Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford (R-Jr, 6′ 1″, 198 pounds)
Adebo has NFL size and is a plus athlete. He understands the game well and plays with great instincts. He isn’t particularly fluid in his movement and can’t get beat by double moves and quality route runners. He’s a strong tackler, but feels closer to a finished product than other prospects. He can get turned around in coverage, but his technique with the ball in the air is solid. He’s not a shutdown corner, but he has the potential to be a starter in the NFL.                

65. Nico Collins, WR, Michigan (Sr, 6′ 4″, 215 pounds)
Nico Collins is a tough player to evaluate. He opted our of his senior season after falling victim to subpar quarterback play throughout his career at Michigan. Collins is a big bodied, old-school outside receiver. He’s strong and more than capable of making contested catches. He’ll be a weapon in the red zone, but runs well enough to be a deep route threat on the outside. His collefe production feels incomplete given what his tape shows. He’s faster than he is quick, but should fit into an NFL receiving core as a dependable possession receiver with solid #2 upside.

66. Wyatt Davis, OG, Ohio State (R-Jr, 6′ 3″, 315 pounds)
Davis is a true guard prospect who started at RG throughout his time in Columbus. Davis needs to improve his consistency, but when he’s on he’s a monster. He’s more than capable of being a long-term NFL starter due to his strength. He needs some refinement in his technique and sometimes sought blocks that took him out of position. He can develop into an long-term starter, but he’s not a sure thing right now.     

67. Trey Sermon, RB, Ohio State (Sr, 6′ 0″, 215 pounds)
Sermon is a pure runner, who doesn’t hesitate to hit the hole and burst through it with bad intentions. He’s more than capable of lowering his shoulder to pick up a big gain, but also has the athleticism to make guys miss in the open field. He’s more than capable of being a difference maker in the NFL who might slip out of the second round because his measurables don’t wow you.

68. Dyami Brown, WR, North Carolina (Jr, 6′ 0″, 189 pounds)
Brown is a fluid athlete, but had 15 drops over his last two years. He loses focus at times and lacked the consistency of a first-round prospect despite his production over the last two season.  He runs well and can take the top off a defense. He’s got solid upside as his football IQ expands and he matures as a player. He has all the physical tools to be a long-time starting NFL receiver if he gets comfortable playing through contact and keeps his head in games.

69. D’Ante Smith, OT, East Carolina (R-Sr, 6′ 5″, 305 pounds)
D’Ante Smith plays with good bend and flexibility. His technique is raw, but his athleticism gives him a lot of upside. He plays with enough balance to hold up against power rushes, but als has the quickness to stay in front of speed rushers. Smith played well against top competition at the Senior Bowl showing that his raw talent and experience will allow him to earn a roster spot and potential start on an NFL offensive line as a rookie at guard.

70. Jevon Holland, S, Oregon (Jr, 6′ 0″, 207 pounds)
Holland runs well in coverage and seeks out the football. He reads the ball in the air and knows how to make plays when given the opportunity. Holland has upside as a kick and punt returner as well. He’s a competitor and will fit well as a nickel safety who can be deployed in a variety of ways depending on opposing personnel.    

71. Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, USC (Jr, 5′ 11″, 197 pounds)
His last name should be familiar to NFL fans after his brother Equanimeous was drafted by the Packers in 2018. He also has another older brother who played receiver at Stanford. Amon-Ra isn’t the biggest prospect and didn’t run particularly well at his Pro Day. St. Brown is a polished prospect and will be able to contribute in the NFL, but his speed and athleticism cap his potential at a quality #2 receiver at best.     

72. Dillon Radunz, OT, NDSU R-Sr, 6′ 5″, 301 pounds)
Radunz has a tendency to light guys up which is good when it works, but leaves him off balance too often at the point of attack. He can get reckless in pursuit of his blocking assignments. This will lead to some high lights, but also allow savvy defensive lineman to gain inside leverage when Radunz gets over confident. Radunz needs some refinement and perhaps humility from facing NFL talent in order to improve his football IQ enough to start in the NFL. He’s got the right mentality, but needs to be reined in to not get exposed at the next level. He’s also built for a move inside.

73. Carlos Basham Jr., Edge, Wake Forest (R-Sr, 6′ 3″, 274 pounds)
Basham is an experienced, more filled out edge prospect. He’s thick with less need to project him physically to the next level. He was very productive for three seasons at Wake Forest. His size and quickness gives him some versatility as he can be moved to rush from the inside as necessary. He’ll contribute in the NFL, but lacks the athleticism to be anything more than an above-average starter.    

74. Quinn Meinerz, OC, Wisconsin-Whitewater (Sr, 6′ 2″, 320 pounds)
Meinerz plays bigger than his listed height and he’s well filled in with more room to grow in an NFL strength program. He overmatched Division III competition with his size and athleticism. Against stiff competition at the Senior Bowl he held his own. He has great technique and is physically built to succeed in the NFL, he just needs more time to adapt to NFL competition than his Division I counterparts. He started all his college games at LG, but will be better suited at center given his height and frame.   

75. Amari Rodgers, WR, Clemson (Sr, 5′ 9″, 212 pounds)
Rodgers had a breakout senior season as the primary target for Trevor Lawrence. He’s short, but carries enough weight in his frame to stay on the field at the next level. His route running is crisp and he’s got strong hands to make tough catches. His size will keep him in the slot, but he’s a tough, competitive player that will find a way to contribute both on offense and in special teams.

76. Aaron Banks, OG, Notre Dame (R-Jr, 6′ 5″, 325 pounds)
Banks lost his fair share of hand fights when dropping into pass protection, but you can tell he loves to block. He shines as a run blocker who gets downfield quickly and looks for work. He needs to improve his balance to take advantage of his massive size in the NFL because too often he was lying on the ground after making initial contact on run plays. He’s not the most fluid athlete, but his strength and frame should allow him to blossom into a starting NFL guard.   

77. Jay Tufele, DL, USC (R-Jr, 6′ 2″, 305 pounds)
Tufele is stout and plays with great effort. He projects as a three-technique in the NFL. Who needs to improve his ability to get off blocks. Tufele is already a plus against the run, but needs to improve as a pass rusher to shine in the NFL. He sat out this past season and needs refinement to contribute at the next level.      

78. Jabril Cox, LB, LSU (R-Sr, 6′ 3″, 232 pounds)
Cox is too often around plays, but not actually the one making them. He can drop into coverage, but needs to improve his run defense. The NDSU grad transfer has the potential to be an every down linebacker because he’s a great athlete, but he needs to improve his football IQ to maximize his physical tools and stay on the field in the NFL.        

79. Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia (Jr, 6′ 1″, 193 pounds)
Campbell is another project. He’s got great physical tools and runs extremely well, but was unproductive in college with just one career interception in 33 games played including 24 starts.   Campbell is another boom or bust guy. He’s extremely raw, but should be able to contribute on special teams immediately at the very least.        

80. Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State (Sr, 5′ 11″, 194 pounds)
Wallace runs like a bowling ball after the catch. He’s big and physical despite his smaller frame. He’s a mechanic in his route running and finds ways to get open despite lacking plus size or speed. He can high-point the ball and make contested catches. He’s a tough player, but battled injuries including a torn ACL in 2019. His medical evaluation will be key, but he has all the qualities you want in a starting NFL receiver.

81. Walker Little, OT, Stanford (R-Jr, 6′ 7″, 313 pounds)
Little arrived at the offensive lineman factory that is Stanford as a 5-start OT prospect. Injusries prevented him from building off a strong sophomore season and he opted out of this season meaning his last football game was in August of 2019. His durability and timing issues are concerns and his tape is old. His medical evaluation will be critical, but his pedigree will keep NFL teams interested. With his height, he can become an NFL OT through a quality strength program with plenty of frame to add weight to. He’s a high-upside boom or bust prospect who will benefit from preseason games but won’t be ready to start as a rookie.

82. Kelvin Joseph, CB, Kentucky (R-Soph, 5′ 11″, 197 pounds)
Joseph lacks football instincts you’d like from a cornerback. He’s needs to improve as a tackler and show more of a willingness to involve himself in plays where he’s not targeted. Joseph only started 9 games in college and played in just 20 so he is an extremely raw prospect. He’s got the physical tools to cover any receiver, but he’s a boom-or-bust prospect that could struggle to adjust to NFL competition where he won’t just be able to get by on athleticism.          

83. Ronnie Perkins, Edge, Oklahoma (Jr, 6′ 2″, 253 pounds)
Perkins is an athlete with an edge rusher’s body. He’s only slightly too big to line up as a stand up linebacker on every down, but he moves so fluidly. He ran slow at his Pro Day, but his game tape shows adequate speed. He has strong hands and a quick burst off the edge. He was very productive in his three years at Oklahoma. A failed drug test is one major red flag. He should be able to contribute right away on special teams.   

84. Hamsah Nasirildeen, S, Florida State (Sr, 6′ 3″, 215 pounds)
Nasirildeen is a big safety, but plays with more finesse than physicality. Nasirildeen never was able to build off a strong junior year after tearing his ACL in the season finale. He didn’t run during his Pro Day due to a hamstring strain. He’s got a lot of traits you’d like out of a box safety but needs a defined role within a defense to better understand the game and how he can contribute.  

85. Tutu Atwell, WR, Louisville (Jr, 5′ 8″, 155 pounds)
Atwell is small, even beyond NFL standards. You simply don’t see guys in the NFL weighing under 160 pounds. He’s the fastest receiver in this class running a 4.35 40 at his Pro Day. He’ll take the top off a defense, but his size will keep him away from the middle of the field, because he’s simply not built to withstand NFL hits. His speed will allow him to contribute as long as he can stay on the field. His ability to out run everyone will determine how long he can stay on the field. His drops and foot injuries are concerns, but his speed is too fast to pass up on day two.

86. David Moore, OG, Grambling State (R-Sr, 6′ 1″, 330 pounds)
Moore is a thick-bodied, strong-handed force on the inside. He can play guard and center and moves well enough to pull as a run blocker, although it’s not a strength. He will need to get into better shape to stay on the field at the next level. His footwork and hand placement also need work, but I just love the way he plays. He’s a nasty blocker without being careless or picking up dumb penalties. He’s certainly worth taking as a long-term project.     

87. James Hudson, OT, Cincinnati (R-Jr, 6′ 4″, 313 pounds)
After redshirting and transferring from Michigan, Hudson only played in 14 collegiate games, with 11 career starts all at LT for Cincinnati. Hudson helped up well at the Senior Bowl, but his lack of experience is evident in his technique. He’s got the physical traits to develop into a starting NFL left tackle, but he needs a lot of coaching and would benefit from a redshirt year during his rookie season.    

88. Dayo Odeyingbo, Edge, Vanderbilt (Sr, 6′ 5″, 285 pounds)
Odeyingbo tore his Achilles during draft prep in January which could see him fall to day three. He might be better suited for a move inside in the NFL given his frame. He plays through the whistle and jump out for how competitive he played on a bad Vandy team. Assuming he can physically get back to the player he was in college, Odeyingbo is going to find a way to stick around in this league.    

89. Aaron Robinson, CB, UCF (R-Sr, 5′ 11″, 186 pounds)
Robinson needs to improve his discipline to match his physicality to more quality play. Robinson is slow to react and doesn’t see the game well. He’s tough and will line up inside and outside, although he’s likely best suited for nickel in the NFL.     

90. Bobby Brown III, DL, Texas A&M (Jr, 6′ 4″, 321 pounds)
Brown is massive and plays like it. He wins at the line of scrimmage and has a knack for collapsing the pocket. He penetrates easily, sometimes taking himself out of plays against the run. Brown isn’t yet 21 and needs refinement to develop into a starter, but he has great physical tools, but needs to improve his conditioning so that he stays on the field and avoids some focus related errors.      

91. D’Wayne Eskridge, WR, Western Michigan (R-Sr, 5′ 8″, 190 pounds)
Eskridge is a burner. He ran a 4.39 40 and presents immediate calure as a kick-returner in the NFL. He’s under-sized but a solid pass catcher who will contribute in special teams and can contribute in 3 and 4-wide sets at the next level. He reminds me of John Brown with his athleticism, but his size will keep him from becoming a #2 WR.

92. Javonte Williams, RB, North Carolina (Jr, 5′ 9″, 212 pounds)
Javonte Williams is a two-down back. He can’t pass protect, but his initial burst makes him the ideal running back to hit a hole and go. He’s a capable pass-catching threat but didn’t do much as a receiver in college. His 40 time was unimpressive in terms of separating from defenders, but he has enough physical tools to make it in the NFL.

93. Kellen Mond, QB, Texas A&M (Sr, 6′ 2″, 211 pounds)
Kellen Mond has a lot of Dak Prescott to him when he’s at his best. He’s got tremendous running ability, but his throwing mechanics are very unrefined. Under Jimbo Fischer he was a one-read and done guy too often locking in on his primary target and forcing throws into double coverage. He’s not particularly accurate, but with some polishing should be a solid NFL back-up. He can’t make enough NFL caliber throws yet to be a starter.

94. Cade Johnson, WR, South Dakota State (R-Sr, 5′ 10″, 184 pounds)
Cade Johnson was another FCS victim with his senior season postponed until the Spring forcing him to miss his final season to enter the NFL Draft. Fortunately, he was able to compete in the Senior Bowl where he put on a show in one-on-ones. He’s a Wes Welker type possession receiver that’s stocky and willing to go across the middle. He’d fit perfectly in the Patriots system with his knack to get open underneath and pick up the tough yards after the catch. He had fumble issues at SDSU which will remain a concern against NFL physicality.

95. Brevin Jordan, TE, Miami (FL) (Jr, 6′ 2″, 247 pounds)
Jordan is built more like a thick receiver than a tradition tight end. He’s not a blocker, but he’ll fit in well as the #2 tight end in 12 personnel sets. He missed at least one game with an injury in all three seasons at Miami so durability has to be a concern. He runs well enough at game speed to separate from certain linebackers, but his lack of height makes him a good defensive match-up for any NFL safety.

96. Deonte Brown, OG, Alabama (R-Sr, 6′ 3” 344 pounds)
“Violated team rules” leading to a six-game suspension at Alabama. Brown is top-heavy and can play too upright at times. He’s not quick or nimble and struggles to recover against defensive lineman with good initial burst. Beyond the character concerns from the suspension, Brown battled weight issues early at Alabama so he may need more attention than other rookies to maximize his potential. He has the ability to stay in the NFL for a long time despite some question marks, but lacks Pro Bowl upside due to his limited athleticism.   

97. Tommy Tremble, TE, Notre Dame (R-Soph, 6′ 3″, 241 pounds)
Tremble is a fullback/TE prospect. He’s the best blocker in this class, but wasn’t ever a primary receiving threat at Notre Dame. He improved as a red zone threat in his final season, but his physical playing style and athleticism will keep him in the NFL for a long time as a special-teamer. He could become a Pro Bowl fullback in the right system, but he’s not a true tight end for team’s that use their ends for in-line blocking.

98. Jackson Carman, OG, Clemson (Jr, 6′ 4″, 317 pounds)
Carman is a raw prospect despite amassing 27 starts at LT for Clemson. He’s a physical specimen that will benefit from moving to guard, but he needs a lot of work on his technique in pass protection. He got away with bad footwork and hand placement due to his size advantage in college, but will get exposed by NFL pass rushers without proper coaching. He’s a project who won’t start right away, but is physically prepared for the NFL.    

99. Rashad Weaver, Edge, Pittsburgh (R-Sr, 6′ 4″, 259 pounds)
Weaver missed the 2019 season with a torn ACL, but returned in 2020 with his best collegiate season. Weaver is a great athlete for his size and uses his instincts to make plays when he can’t get to the quarterback. He’s a smart football player with some athleticism limitations in terms of speed and quickness, but his production shows he can overcome those shortcomings. He should earn a second contract, but may never jump out in NFL games.    

100. Quincy Roche, Edge, Miami (FL) (R-Sr, 6′ 2″, 245 pounds)
Roche feasted as a transfer on a loaded Miami front four. His production throughout his college career, which started at Temple, is eye-popping. He’s slightly undersized but the tape doesn’t lie. He knows how to make plays and filled his role well with the Hurricanes. He’ll find a way onto an NFL roster and can stick around this league for a while.     

Quarterbacks –

1. Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson (JR, 6′ 5″, 213 pounds)
Lawrence has all the tools to be the best QB in the NFL for the next two decades. His throwing mechanics are polished, he’s tall, he carries himself extremely well off the field, and he’s very athletic. Lawrence is built to fit into a modern NFL offense with his ability to run the football when needed. He’ll need to add more weight to his 6’5” frame, but he’s week 1 ready as a rookie. He’s the closest thing to a sure thing since Peyton Manning entered the draft. 
(Overall #1)

2. Zach Wilson, QB, BYU (JR, 6′ 2″, 214 pounds)
Wilson is a prospect that would’ve been overlooked a decade ago, but he’s entering the NFL at the right time. He’s a plus athlete with great elusiveness, but not built to be a regular runner. In addition, despite his smaller frame he can sling it with force and on the move. He can make all the throws Lawrence can, but does so from various arm angles to make up for his lack of height when he stays in the pocket. He can get happy feet and left the pocket prematurely a lot at BYU behind one of the best lines in the country. He’ll have to adjust to an NFL pass rush and learn to stay more disciplined in the pocket at the next level, but all the tools are there to be a franchise quarterback. 
(Overall #2)

3. Trey Lance, QB, NDSU (R-Soph, 6′ 3″, 224 pounds)
Lance played one college football game this season after the FCS opted to play a spring season. He played one full season for NDSU leading the Bison to an undefeated season and national title as a RS-Freshman. He played in NDSU’s lone fall game of 2020, a win over Central Arkansas. I like Lance a lot, but he’s a major project and can’t start week 1 in 2021. He needs a year or two to sit and learn while refining his mechanics. His downfield accuracy needs work and he drops his arm lower than I’d like for his release. He is far and away the best running threat of this year’s quarterbacks. The reality is Lance is a boom-or-bust prospect depending on where he lands. He has the tools to be the second-best quarterback in this draft behind Lawrence, but if he’s named a day-1 starter on a bad team, things could go sideways with him. He reminds me a lot of Lamar Jackson where he’ll need the right scheme to thrive. 
(Overall #6)

4. Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State (Jr, 6′ 2″, 227 pounds)
Fields is a gamer. His biggest flaw is that he played in such a collegiate system that he’ll have to adjust his approach at the NFL level. Very rarely did he need to fit throws in tight windows. More often than not he was hitting guys open by five yards. His deep ball accuracy is really impressive and his arm talent is a major plus. He’s a solid runner and tough enough to withstand big hits despite his slight frame. He’s got a body that should be able to add 20-30 more pounds during his career. He’s got a lot of similarities to Deshaun Watson. I just haven’t seen him need to make many NFL throws because his weapons were that good at Ohio State. The struggles against Northwestern were real and should be a cause for concern, but he’s got enough tools to become a franchise quarterback. 
(Overall #9)

5. Mac Jones, QB, Alabama (R-Jr, 6′ 2″, 217 pounds)
Jones is good, but doesn’t have the same ceiling as the quarterbacks ahead of him. He’s not a great athlete and doesn’t have the same arm that would wow you, but his touch is matched only by Trevor Lawrence. He has the chance to be a solid starter, but he’s not a future all-pro. He had arguably the best receiving core in college football history and never had to fit throws into tight windows. He has a great understanding of the game and actually showed a strong ability to progress through his reads behind an NFL caliber o-line at Bama. From a football IQ standpoint, he might be the most NFL ready, but he lacks the athleticism that can open up a modern NFL offense. He’s not boom or bust prospect, he’ll be a solid NFL starter, but never a top-5 in the league caliber guy. 
(Overall #21)

6. Kyle Trask, QB, Florida (R-Sr, 6′ 5″, 236 pounds)
Trask certainly benefited from a QB friendly system run by Dan Mullen and also having the second best prospect in this draft to throw to in Kyle Pitts. He has mediocre arm talent, but showed the ability to trust his receivers and throw into tight coverage. I think he’s got better upside than most and could be the next Ben Roethlisberger. Don’t be shocked to see him sneak into the late first round and emerge as a quality NFL starter. He’s got the poise in the pocket and enough physical tools to make it. 
(Overall #36)

7. Kellen Mond, QB, Texas A&M (Sr, 6′ 2″, 211 pounds)
Kellen Mond has a lot of Dak Prescott to him when he’s at his best. He’s got tremendous running ability, but his throwing mechanics are very unrefined. Under Jimbo Fischer he was a one-read and done guy too often locking in on his primary target and forcing throws into double coverage. He’s not particularly accurate, but with some polishing should be a solid NFL back-up. He can’t make enough NFL caliber throws yet to be a starter. 
(Overall #93)

Running Backs – 

1. Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson (Sr, 5′ 10″, 215 pounds)
Etienne is very similar to Najee Harris. He’s a receiving threat out of the backfield and has the ability to line up in the slot as well as out of the backfield. He also could be a tremendous weapon as a kick returner. His slight frame might limit the length of his NFL career, but he should easily reach his second contract as a starting running back. He’s a tough runner who can break through contact. He has ok vision, but has that home run burst NFL teams covet. 
(Overall #28)

2. Najee Harris, RB, Alabama (Sr, 6′ 1″, 232 pounds)
Najee Harris is a sure-thing because of his pass-protection. His running and pass-catching prowess is well documented. He’s also a patient runner with tremendous vision built to thrive in the NFL. He’s a future every down back with a one-cut tendency NFL teams covet. He falls forward, but lacks the top end speed to turn a 10-yard carry into a 40-yard run. 
(Overall #29)

3. Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Memphis (R-Soph, 5′ 8″, 201 pounds)
Gainwell spent a lot of time split out at receiver in addition to lining up in the back field. He’s a true weapon for modern NFL offenses with his speed and shiftiness in the open field. He’s fluid with his hands as a pass catcher, but also shows good vision as a ball carrier. Memphis ran a wide open offense that found Gainwell in space a lot, but he has shown the ability to make an offensive impact in two different positions that make him an asset to an NFL team. 
(Overall #61)

4. Trey Sermon, RB, Ohio State (Sr, 6′ 0″, 215 pounds)
Sermon is a pure runner, who doesn’t hesitate to hit the hole and burst through it with bad intentions. He’s more than capable of lowering his shoulder to pick up a big gain, but also has the athleticism to make guys miss in the open field. He’s more than capable of being a difference maker in the NFL who might slip out of the second round because his measurables don’t wow you. 
(Overall #67)

5. Javonte Williams, RB, North Carolina (Jr, 5′ 9″, 212 pounds)
Javonte Williams is a two-down back. He can’t pass protect, but his initial burst makes him the ideal running back to hit a hole and go. He’s a capable pass-catching threat but didn’t do much as a receiver in college. His 40 time was unimpressive in terms of separating from defenders, but he has enough physical tools to make it in the NFL. 
(Overall #92)

Wide Receivers – 

1. Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU (Jr, 6′ 0″, 201 pounds)
Ja’Marr Chase is a physical freak. While he’s not the tallest receiver, he plays bigger than his 6’0” listing and has filled out nicely, with room for more weight. He’s also extremely young just turning 21 in March. He opted out of his finals season so only has two full seasons to his credit as a college player, but he won the Biletnikoff as a true sophomore amongst a loaded LSU receiving core. Chase runs extremely well and has great body control. OBJ feels like a fair comparison given Chase’s talent and upside with his plus athleticism. 
(Overall #5)

2. Devonta Smith, WR, Alabama (Sr, 6′ 0″, 170 pounds)
The only problem with Devonta Smith as an NFL prospect is he’s skinny. He’ll need to add a lot of weight during his NFL career and I don’t know if he has the frame for it. He’s tremendous at adjusting to the ball when it’s in the air. He played bigger than his size in college, but his lack of strength will be tested by NFL corners on contested catches and at the line of scrimmage. Durability is my main concern, but Smith has all the tools and has shown the ability to be a future Pro Bowl receiver.  
(Overall #12)

3. Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama (Jr, 5′ 9″, 180 pounds)
Waddle suffered a season-ending ankle injury in October of this season, but his previous two years of work were more than enough proof of the caliber of player Waddle can be in the NFL. Waddle is small and didn’t run at his pro day, but his tape shows that he’s capable of being a #1 receiver in the NFL. Waddle has the potential to be an All-Pro return man, but given his slight frame that’s only going to be an option if he can’t cut it at receiver. He lined up everywhere for Alabama and is a perfect fit in modern NFL offenses with his ability to make defenders miss in the open field. 
(Overall #17)

4. Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota (Jr, 6′ 0″, 190 pounds)
Bateman is a polished receiver. He runs great routes and does so with little wasted movement. He’s got ideal NFL size with room on his frame to add more weight. He runs well in a straight-line, but doesn’t have a quick burst to make guys miss in a phone booth. He’ll be a match-up problem in the slot at the NFL level, but also can be a deep ball threat lined up outside. He runs every route well, and should be NFL ready week 1. 
(Overall #25)

5. Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue (R-Soph, 5′ 7″, 181 pounds)
Moore has electrifying tape. His size will force him exclusively into a slot-receiver role at the next level, but his 4.31 40-time will keep him in the NFL for a long time. Teams have to find a way to get the ball in his hands often as he’s a homerun threat whenever he has possession. He’s quick and fast with an absurd 42 1/2” vertical jump at his Pro Day. He might be the best raw athlete in this draft and I think he has All-Pro upside. 
(Overall #31)

6. Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss (Jr, 5′ 9″, 178 pounds)
Moore is a shifty receiver that lacks the size to win at the line of scrimmage so team’s will have to scheme him free releases either out of the backfield or in motion at the snap. He can certainly be a home run threat with 4.35 40-speed. His athletic upside makes up for the work he needs to develop into an NFL level wide receiver. Find a way to get the ball in his hands as a rookie and worry about the route running and receiving skills later. 
(Overall #34)

7. Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida (Sr, 5′ 11″, 193 pounds)
Kadarius Toney has off-field red flags stemming from an incident relating to an air-soft gun he owned that resembled an AR-15 assault rifle. He also has some injury history with two separate shoulder injuries and some shin issues as well. On the field, Toney was used as a weapon more than a receiver. His route running and ball skills need work, but he’s dangerous with the ball in the open field. He’ll make an immediate impact as a kick returner, with thee potential to develop into a quality NFL receiver. It might just be the college uniform, but he’s got a little Percy Harvin to his game. 
(Overall #44)

8. Terrace Marshall Jr, WR, LSU (Sr, 6′ 2″, 205 pounds)
Marshall had a knack for quitting on plays that he wasn’t involved in that jumped out on film. He’s got prototypical size for an NFL receiver. He was productive on the 2019 LSU title team with 13 TDs and also scored 10 TDs in just 7 games this season before opting out. It’s worth noting he opted out prior to a potential showcase game with Alabama this season. He can drop uncontested catches due to a lack of concentration at times. His interviews with teams needed to be great or I could see him falling into day three. He ran a 4.4 40 at his pro day which should see him taken by the early second round given his size, but he’ll need to learn how to separate from NFL defensive backs. 
(Overall #62)

9. Nico Collins, WR, Michigan (Sr, 6′ 4″, 215 pounds)
Nico Collins is a tough player to evaluate. He opted our of his senior season after falling victim to subpar quarterback play throughout his career at Michigan. Collins is a big bodied, old-school outside receiver. He’s strong and more than capable of making contested catches. He’ll be a weapon in the red zone, but runs well enough to be a deep route threat on the outside. His collefe production feels incomplete given what his tape shows. He’s faster than he is quick, but should fit into an NFL receiving core as a dependable possession receiver with solid #2 upside. 
(Overall #65)

10. Dyami Brown, WR, North Carolina (Jr, 6′ 0″, 189 pounds)
Brown is a fluid athlete, but had 15 drops over his last two years. He loses focus at times and lacked the consistency of a first-round prospect despite his production over the last two season.  He runs well and can take the top off a defense. He’s got solid upside as his football IQ expands and he matures as a player. He has all the physical tools to be a long-time starting NFL receiver if he gets comfortable playing through contact and keeps his head in games. 
(Overall #68)

11. Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, USC (Jr, 5′ 11″, 197 pounds)
His last name should be familiar to NFL fans after his brother Equanimeous was drafted by the Packers in 2018. He also has another older brother who played receiver at Stanford. Amon-Ra isn’t the biggest prospect and didn’t run particularly well at his Pro Day. St. Brown is a polished prospect and will be able to contribute in the NFL, but his speed and athleticism cap his potential at a quality #2 receiver at best. 
(Overall #71)

12. Amari Rodgers, WR, Clemson (Sr, 5′ 9″, 212 pounds)
Rodgers had a breakout senior season as the primary target for Trevor Lawrence. He’s short, but carries enough weight in his frame to stay on the field at the next level. His route running is crisp and he’s got strong hands to make tough catches. His size will keep him in the slot, but he’s a tough, competitive player that will find a way to contribute both on offense and in special teams. 
(Overall #75)

13. Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State (Sr, 5′ 11″, 194 pounds)
Wallace runs like a bowling ball after the catch. He’s big and physical despite his smaller frame. He’s a mechanic in his route running and finds ways to get open despite lacking plus size or speed. He can high-point the ball and make contested catches. He’s a tough player, but battled injuries including a torn ACL in 2019. His medical evaluation will be key, but he has all the qualities you want in a starting NFL receiver. 
(Overall #80)

14. Tutu Atwell, WR, Louisville (Jr, 5′ 8″, 155 pounds)
Atwell is small, even beyond NFL standards. You simply don’t see guys in the NFL weighing under 160 pounds. He’s the fastest receiver in this class running a 4.35 40 at his Pro Day. He’ll take the top off a defense, but his size will keep him away from the middle of the field, because he’s simply not built to withstand NFL hits. His speed will allow him to contribute as long as he can stay on the field. His ability to out run everyone will determine how long he can stay on the field. His drops and foot injuries are concerns, but his speed is too fast to pass up on day two. 
(Overall #85)

15. D’Wayne Eskridge, WR, Western Michigan (R-Sr, 5′ 8″, 190 pounds)
Eskridge is a burner. He ran a 4.39 40 and presents immediate calure as a kick-returner in the NFL. He’s under-sized but a solid pass catcher who will contribute in special teams and can contribute in 3 and 4-wide sets at the next level. He reminds me of John Brown with his athleticism, but his size will keep him from becoming a #2 WR. 
(Overall #91)

16. Cade Johnson, WR, South Dakota State (R-Sr, 5′ 10″, 184 pounds)
Cade Johnson was another FCS victim with his senior season postponed until the Spring forcing him to miss his final season to enter the NFL Draft. Fortunately, he was able to compete in the Senior Bowl where he put on a show in one-on-ones. He’s a Wes Welker type possession receiver that’s stocky and willing to go across the middle. He’d fit perfectly in the Patriots system with his knack to get open underneath and pick up the tough yards after the catch. He had fumble issues at SDSU which will remain a concern against NFL physicality. 
(Overall #94)

Tight Ends – 

1. Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida (Jr, 6′ 5″, 245 pounds)
Pitts is a freak. He’s massive, but ran a 4.4 40-yard dash. He’s the best pass catcher in this draft. He’s quick and twitchy in addition to having elite straight-line speed. He’s in the same mold of a Travis Kelcee, but might even be a better athlete. If not accounting for positional value, he’d be my clear #1 player in this draft. Assuming he stays healthy, he’s a future All-Pro and would be the front-runner of OROY if QBs weren’t eligible.  
(Overall #3)

2. Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State (Jr, 6′ 5″, 251 pounds)
Freiermuth is your more traditional tight-end in that his speed matches his frame much. He’s an ok blocker at initial contact, but he struggles to stay engaged in blocks or seal off defenders on run plays to his side. He’s athletic and big enough to improve as a blocker and develop into a Pro Bowl caliber player, but should make an instant impact as a hand in the dirt receiver. 
(Overall #35)

3. Brevin Jordan, TE, Miami (FL) (Jr, 6′ 2″, 247 pounds)
Jordan is built more like a thick receiver than a tradition tight end. He’s not a blocker, but he’ll fit in well as the #2 tight end in 12 personnel sets. He missed at least one game with an injury in all three seasons at Miami so durability has to be a concern. He runs well enough at game speed to separate from certain linebackers, but his lack of height makes him a good defensive match-up for any NFL safety. 
(Overall #95)

4. Tommy Tremble, TE, Notre Dame (R-Soph, 6′ 3″, 241 pounds)
Tremble is a fullback/TE prospect. He’s the best blocker in this class, but wasn’t ever a primary receiving threat at Notre Dame. He improved as a red zone threat in his final season, but his physical playing style and athleticism will keep him in the NFL for a long time as a special-teamer. He could become a Pro Bowl fullback in the right system, but he’s not a true tight end for team’s that use their ends for in-line blocking. 
(Overall #97)

Offensive Tackles-

1. Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon (Jr, 6′ 4″, 331 pounds)
Sewell stands alone in a deep and talented class of offensive tackle prospects. Sewell is already at his ideal NFL playing size and plays with tremendous athleticism. Within Oregon’s offense he was asked to do a lot with his feet to get into space, but also has great technique in pass protection. His drop step is smooth and he plays with good balance. He doesn’t have the long arms you’d like from a tackle, but he’s mobile enough to stay at tackle and thrive as he gains a better understanding of his angles, timing, and leverage.  
(Overall #7)

2. Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern (Jr, 6′ 4″, 331 pounds)
Slater could play anywhere on an NFL offensive line, especially in a zone scheme. He’s a fluid athlete and played both RT and LT at Northwestern. He has a great understanding of the game and his footwork and technique are NFL ready as a rookie. I think he’ll be a long-term starting LT in the NFL with Pro Bowl potential.  
(Overall #13)

3. Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State (R-Sr, 6′ 5″, 317 pounds)
Jenkins plays with an edge, but needs to improve his foot speed to cover all the ground he’ll be asked to as an NFL tackle. His technique is good when he’s right, but he gets sloppy later in games. He has an extremely strong upper body and could rag doll undersized pass rushers at the collegiate level, but won’t have that same luxury against NFL rushers. His upside is massive given his physical traits and playing style. 
(Overall #18)

4. Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech (Jr, 6′ 4″, 322 pounds)
Darrisaw is a physical blocker with solid footwork and technique. He tends to play a little too up-right in pass protection and he might be better suited for a move into guard long term. He doesn’t finish his blocks like the prospects ranked ahead of him and needs to develop that mean streak to reach his full potential in the NFL because the physical tools are there. 
(Overall #24)

5. Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas (R-Jr, 6′ 5″, 314 pounds)
Cosmi is a talented run blocker, with solid footwork and technique to make up for his lack of size and strength. He’s probably better suited to move inside, but if he can add size, he’ll be a long-time OT in the NFL.  He improved each year at Texas and is more polished than more OL prospects entering this year’s draft. 
(Overall #37)

6. Brady Christensen, OT, BYU (R-Jr, 6′ 5″, 302 pounds)
Christensen will be 25 before his first NFL bye-week which might scare some NFL teams off of him. He’s a quick athlete for his size and has great bend with fluid hips. He loves to run block and is capable of pulling. He’s comfortable blocking in an RPO scheme which is becoming more common in the NFL. He needs to improve his timing, but he’s an NFL sized player who’s shown enough to project as a starting NFL OT. 
(Overall #51)

7. Liam Eichenberg, OT, Notre Dame (R-Sr, 6′ 6″, 306 pounds)
Eichenberg explodes into his drops on pass protections and moves fluidly. He lacks the upper body strength to physically dominate edge rushers, but his technique keeps clean pockets. He’s not as long or big as you’d like from an NFL OT and will be better suited for a move inside to guard at the NFL level.    
(Overall #54)

8. Spencer Brown, OT, Northern Iowa (R-Sr, 6′ 8″, 311 pounds)
Spencer Brown is a brawler with a massive frame that will benefit from an NFL strength program. He’s got the size to be a Pro Bowl caliber OT. His footwork is great for his size and he gets good leverage despite his height. He played exclusively RT at Northern Iowa and at 6’8” his heigh might scare some teams with shorter quarterbacks away. He’s a project, but if you trust your coaching staff he’s very much worth taking. 
(Overall #60)

9. D’Ante Smith, OT, East Carolina (R-Sr, 6′ 5″, 305 pounds)
D’Ante Smith plays with good bend and flexibility. His technique is raw, but his athleticism gives him a lot of upside. He plays with enough balance to hold up against power rushes, but als has the quickness to stay in front of speed rushers. Smith played well against top competition at the Senior Bowl showing that his raw talent and experience will allow him to earn a roster spot and potential start on an NFL offensive line as a rookie at guard. 
(Overall #69)

10. Dillon Radunz, OT, NDSU R-Sr, 6′ 5″, 301 pounds)
Radunz has a tendency to light guys up which is good when it works, but leaves him off balance too often at the point of attack. He can get reckless in pursuit of his blocking assignments. This will lead to some high lights, but also allow savvy defensive lineman to gain inside leverage when Radunz gets over confident. Radunz needs some refinement and perhaps humility from facing NFL talent in order to improve his football IQ enough to start in the NFL. He’s got the right mentality, but needs to be reined in to not get exposed at the next level. He’s also built for a move inside.
(Overall #72)

11. Walker Little, OT, Stanford (R-Jr, 6′ 7″, 313 pounds)
Little arrived at the offensive lineman factory that is Stanford as a 5-start OT prospect. Injusries prevented him from building off a strong sophomore season and he opted out of this season meaning his last football game was in August of 2019. His durability and timing issues are concerns and his tape is old. His medical evaluation will be critical, but his pedigree will keep NFL teams interested. With his height, he can become an NFL OT through a quality strength program with plenty of frame to add weight to. He’s a high-upside boom or bust prospect who will benefit from preseason games but won’t be ready to start as a rookie. 
(Overall #81)

12. James Hudson, OT, Cincinnati (R-Jr, 6′ 4″, 313 pounds)
After redshirting and transferring from Michigan, Hudson only played in 14 collegiate games, with 11 career starts all at LT for Cincinnati. Hudson helped up well at the Senior Bowl, but his lack of experience is evident in his technique. He’s got the physical traits to develop into a starting NFL left tackle, but he needs a lot of coaching and would benefit from a redshirt year during his rookie season.    
(Overall #87)

Offensive Guards – 

1. Alijah Vera-Tucker, OG, USC (R-Jr, 6′ 4″, 308 pounds)
Vera-Tucker has the potential to play as a swing tackle, but has a higher upside at guard. He’s not the smoothest mover, but he plays with great balance and power from his base. He’s a hand puncher, but can get pushed back by bigger opposition. He works through his protection assignments quickly and didn’t have any glaring assignment misses in his tape for his final season. He’s a safe pick with Pro Bowl upside at guard.  
(Overall #22)

2. Landon Dickerson, OG, Alabama (R-Sr, 6′ 5″, 333 pounds)
Dickerson suffered season ending injuries (ACL, and both ankles) in each of his first three collegiate seasons at Florida State before transferring to Alabama for his final two seasons. Dickerson has at least one start at all 5 positions on the offensive line, but he’s best suited for guard or center at the NFL level. He has All-Pro potential and his medical evaluations are the biggest question mark for me. He’s got a high football IQ and plays with great technique. He’s ready to start as a rookie and if he’s healthy he’s the best interior offensive line prospect in this draft. 
(Overall #27)

3. Alex Leatherwood, OG, Alabama (Sr, 6′ 4″, 312 pounds)
Leatherwood started his career at RG before moving to LT for his final two collegiate seasons. He has the maturity and body to be a day 1 NFL starter. He’s better suited for guard at the next level. He’s consistent and mechanical in his blocking and won’t lose any one-on-ones by getting sloppy. He could potentially stay at tackle as well given his experience and footspeed, but he’ll find a way to start early and stay there.     
(Overall #30)

4. Jalen Mayfield, OG, Michigan (Jr, 6′ 5″, 326 pounds)
Mayfield is relatively raw with only 18 games played, all at RT in college. Mayfield has shorter arms that make him better suited to move inside. Mayfield is strong with his hands as a run blocker and smooth in his pass sets. He moves fluidly, but doesn’t have the quickest feet. He won’t be athletically dominant against NFL competition, but has the physical tools to be a long-time starter. 
(Overall #50)

5. Trey Smith, OG, Tennessee (Sr, 6′ 5″, 321 pounds)
Smith battled blood clots in his lungs during his sophomore season so his medical evaluations might remove him from some team’s boards, which is a shame because I think he’s a potential steal. He started at LG each of the past two seasons after beginning his career at LT. Smith’s issues are all mental. He’s not consistently dialed in, missing assignments throughout his film. He also can play overly aggressive at times, taking him out of position. When he’s playing the right way, he’s a Pro Bowl caliber player, but when his head isn’t in the game, it shows. He needs an offensive line room and coaching staff that can hold him accountable because he’s talented enough to be a star.     
(Overall #55)

6. Wyatt Davis, OG, Ohio State (R-Jr, 6′ 3″, 315 pounds)
Davis is a true guard prospect who started at RG throughout his time in Columbus. Davis needs to improve his consistency, but when he’s on he’s a monster. He’s more than capable of being a long-term NFL starter due to his strength. He needs some refinement in his technique and sometimes sought blocks that took him out of position. He can develop into an long-term starter, but he’s not a sure thing right now.     
(Overall #66)

7. Aaron Banks, OG, Notre Dame (R-Jr, 6′ 5″, 325 pounds)
Banks lost his fair share of hand fights when dropping into pass protection, but you can tell he loves to block. He shines as a run blocker who gets downfield quickly and looks for work. He needs to improve his balance to take advantage of his massive size in the NFL because too often he was lying on the ground after making initial contact on run plays. He’s not the most fluid athlete, but his strength and frame should allow him to blossom into a starting NFL guard.    
(Overall #76)

8. David Moore, OG, Grambling State (R-Sr, 6′ 1″, 330 pounds)
Moore is a thick-bodied, strong-handed force on the inside. He can play guard and center and moves well enough to pull as a run blocker, although it’s not a strength. He will need to get into better shape to stay on the field at the next level. His footwork and hand placement also need work, but I just love the way he plays. He’s a nasty blocker without being careless or picking up dumb penalties. He’s certainly worth taking as a long-term project.     
(Overall #86)

9. Deonte Brown, OG, Alabama (R-Sr, 6′ 3” 344 pounds)
“Violated team rules” leading to a six-game suspension at Alabama. Brown is top-heavy and can play too upright at times. He’s not quick or nimble and struggles to recover against defensive lineman with good initial burst. Beyond the character concerns from the suspension, Brown battled weight issues early at Alabama so he may need more attention than other rookies to maximize his potential. He has the ability to stay in the NFL for a long time despite some question marks, but lacks Pro Bowl upside due to his limited athleticism.   
(Overall #96)

10. Jackson Carman, OG, Clemson (Jr, 6′ 4″, 317 pounds)
Carman is a raw prospect despite amassing 27 starts at LT for Clemson. He’s a physical specimen that will benefit from moving to guard, but he needs a lot of work on his technique in pass protection. He got away with bad footwork and hand placement due to his size advantage in college, but will get exposed by NFL pass rushers without proper coaching. He’s a project who won’t start right away, but is physically prepared for the NFL.    
(Overall #98)

Centers – 

1. Creed Humphrey, OC, Oklahoma (R-Jr, 6′ 4″, 302 pounds)
Humphrey is strong and technically sound as a blocker. He has 37 starts at center under his belt and was the back-to-back Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the year. Humphrey reacts quickly to the play in front of him and shows all the traits of a future franchise center. He has the ability to play guard as well and his polished technique will earn him a starting role as a rookie. 
(Overall #43)

2. Josh Myers, OC, Ohio State (R-Jr, 6′ 5″, 310 pounds)
Myers started 21 games at center in three seasons at Ohio State. He could’ve improved his draft stock with another season of work, but he’s a tough football player that knows his role and executes it. He’s a high-IQ player, but lacks the athleticism to be a future Pro Bowler. He’s already close to his ceiling and should have a strong chance to start as a rookie.   
(Overall #52)

3. Quinn Meinerz, OC, Wisconsin-Whitewater (Sr, 6′ 2″, 320 pounds)
Meinerz plays bigger than his listed height and he’s well filled in with more room to grow in an NFL strength program. He overmatched Division III competition with his size and athleticism. Against stiff competition at the Senior Bowl he held his own. He has great technique and is physically built to succeed in the NFL, he just needs more time to adapt to NFL competition than his Division I counterparts. He started all his college games at LG, but will be better suited at center given his height and frame.   
(Overall #74)

Edge Rushers – 

1. Jaelan Phillips, Edge, Miami (FL) (R-Jr, 6′ 5″, 260 pounds)
Phillips jumps out on tape because of his big frame and athleticism. After transferring from UCLA, he broke out in his one season on the field with Miami leading the tram with 15.5 TFL and 8.0 sacks. He suffered several concussions at UCLA and was never cleared to return by UCLA’s doctors leading to his transfer. His medical evaluations might remove him from some draft boards, but in terms of on-field production and physical upside he’s the most NFL ready prospect. 
(Overall #11)

2. Kwity Paye, Edge, Michigan (Sr, 6′ 2″, 261 pounds)
Paye is built like a stand-up 3-4 linebacker, but at Michigan was asked almost exclusively to get into the backfield which he was elite at doing. He’s a physical freak and extremely quick to get around the edge or fill his rush lane on stunts and twists. Paye needs to develop a repertoire of pass-rush moves at the next level, but he’s got all the traits to develop into a Pro Bowl caliber edge rusher. Paye works too hard and has developed enough in college to prove he’ll find a way to succeed at the next level.  
(Overall #14)

3. Gregory Rousseau, Edge, Miami (FL) (R-Soph, 6′ 6″, 266 pounds)
Rousseau is a mountain coming from the edge at 6’6’’ with plenty of room on his frame to add weight without reducing his athleticism. Physically he’s got the highest upside, but he’s extremely raw with just 15 college games and only 7 starts at Miami after opting out of the 2020 season. Rousseau has the highest ceiling in this draft class which is why I’m grading him so high. He has the traits of a future All-Pro, but will need to develop a consistent set of pass rush moves to capitalize on his physical gifts.   
(Overall #23)

4. Azeez Ojulari, Edge, Georgia (R-Soph, 6′ 2″, 249 pounds)
Ojulari checks all the boxes off the field and is reported to be a humble, hardworking guy.  He has the ability to stand up and drop into coverage as a plus athlete, but also understands the best pass rushing route to thee quarterback. At times got overwhelmed by bigger tackles and will need to develop counter moves to win consistently on pass rushes at the next level. He’s a high-ceiling prospect, but not a sure thing like the top pass rush prospects in recent drafts.  
(Overall #32)

5. Joe Tryon, Edge, Washington (R-Jr, 6′ 5″, 259 pounds)
Tyron is a smart, instinctive football player. He makes the play that’s there for him and doesn’t over pursue on his pass rushes to take himself out of the action. He knows when to drop into the flats and reads the play before it happens. He has a knack for getting to the quarterback with several pass rush moves already in his toolbox. I think he’s more NFL-ready than some of the higher-upside prospects in this position group
(Overall #38)

6. Joseph Ossai, Edge, Texas (Jr, 6′ 3″, 256 pounds)
Ossai works as hard as anyone on his film. He chases down the ball carrier anywhere on the field. He fills his rush lanes with aggression and has big and strong hands to move blockers out of his way. His effort will help him stay in the NFL, but he needs to better understand his role and the plays happening around him to better convert his effort into significant production at the next level.    
(Overall #45)

7. Jayson Oweh, Edge, Penn State (R-Soph, 6′ 4″, 257 pounds)
Oweh is big and strong in a way that jumps out on tape. He’s extremely fast clocking a 4.37 40-yd dash at his pro day. Oweh is extremely raw, with just 8 college starts and only 24 games played in three college seasons. He’s a project, but has the physical tools to be a star in this league. He’s a high-ceiling player with boom-or-bust potential simply due to how raw he is. You’re drafting an athlete, not a football player with Oweh. 
(Overall #49)

8. Payton Turner, Edge, Houston (Sr, 6′ 5″, 270 pounds)
I like Turner’s tape a lot. He plays a little too tall and upright, but was productive because of his motor. He was able to overpower a lot of guys in college and will need to develop more pass rush moves to succeed in the NFL. You can’t coach the size he brings to the table and I’m inclined to bet on guys that play as hard as he does.     
(Overall #53)

9. Carlos Basham Jr., Edge, Wake Forest (R-Sr, 6′ 3″, 274 pounds)
Basham is an experienced, more filled out edge prospect. He’s thick with less need to project him physically to the next level. He was very productive for three seasons at Wake Forest. His size and quickness gives him some versatility as he can be moved to rush from the inside as necessary. He’ll contribute in the NFL, but lacks the athleticism to be anything more than an above-average starter.    
(Overall #73)

10. Ronnie Perkins, Edge, Oklahoma (Jr, 6′ 2″, 253 pounds)
Perkins is an athlete with an edge rusher’s body. He’s only slightly too big to line up as a stand up linebacker on every down, but he moves so fluidly. He ran slow at his Pro Day, but his game tape shows adequate speed. He has strong hands and a quick burst off the edge. He was very productive in his three years at Oklahoma. A failed drug test is one major red flag. He should be able to contribute right away on special teams.   
(Overall #83)

11. Dayo Odeyingbo, Edge, Vanderbilt (Sr, 6′ 5″, 285 pounds)
Odeyingbo tore his Achilles during draft prep in January which could see him fall to day three. He might be better suited for a move inside in the NFL given his frame. He plays through the whistle and jump out for how competitive he played on a bad Vandy team. Assuming he can physically get back to the player he was in college, Odeyingbo is going to find a way to stick around in this league.    
(Overall #88)

12. Rashad Weaver, Edge, Pittsburgh (R-Sr, 6′ 4″, 259 pounds)
Weaver missed the 2019 season with a torn ACL, but returned in 2020 with his best collegiate season. Weaver is a great athlete for his size and uses his instincts to make plays when he can’t get to the quarterback. He’s a smart football player with some athleticism limitations in terms of speed and quickness, but his production shows he can overcome those shortcomings. He should earn a second contract, but may never jump out in NFL games.    
(Overall #99)

13. Quincy Roche, Edge, Miami (FL) (R-Sr, 6′ 2″, 245 pounds)
Roche feasted as a transfer on a loaded Miami front four. His production throughout his college career, which started at Temple, is eye-popping. He’s slightly undersized but the tape doesn’t lie. He knows how to make plays and filled his role well with the Hurricanes. He’ll find a way onto an NFL roster and can stick around this league for a while.     
(Overall #100)

Defensive Lineman – 

1. Christian Baramore, DL, Alabama (R-Soph, 6′ 4″, 310 pounds)
Baramore was extremely productive in his final collegiate season earning All-American Honors and dominating in the national title game on his way to Defensive MVP Honors. He’s big, strong, and agile. He plays with great leverage and is more than capable of collapsing a pocket from the interior. Baramore is a bit chunky and will need to get into better shape to maximize his collegiate potential, but he’s got Pro Bowl upside.      
(Overall #15)

2. Milton Williams, DL, Louisiana Tech (R-Jr, 6′ 3″, 284 pounds)
Williams overwhelmed his competition at Louisiana Tech using his raw power and speed to produce tackles in the backfield. He plays a bit too tall at points, but runs hard and finishes plays with his speed when he’s stood up at the line of scrimmage. He’s a raw prospect, but his physical traits are appealing and he’s such an impressive athlete that will benefit from NFL coaching as well as strength and conditioning.      
(Overall #46)

3. Daviyon Nixon, DL, Iowa (R-Jr, 6′ 1″, 313 pounds)
Nixon is a great athlete and shined in his final season at Iowa. He plays aggressively and flashes violence to get off blocks. He makes plays out in space and has the ability to penetrate and collapse the pocket. Nixon’s tape doesn’t lie and his production in college can’t be questioned. He was impressive in his Pro Day and has a high ceiling with his physical tools.      
(Overall #48)

4. Levi Onwuzurkie, DL, Washington (R-Sr, 6′ 2″, 290 pounds)
Onwuzurike underwhelmed on film. He came off as too heavy and played with poor leverage often ending up on the ground prior to making a play. He battled injuries throughout his career, including one that kept him out of most Senior Bowl activities. Onwuzurike has the build to be successful, but will need to clean up his technique and better understand his gap assignments to become a consistent starter.      
(Overall #56)

5. Marlon Tuipulotu, DL, USC (R-Jr, 6′ 1″, 307 pounds)
Tuipulotu’s lacks the explosiveness and agility to become a dominant interior pass rusher, but he consistently makes the plays that are there for him. He doesn’t have the highest ceiling given his frame, but he’ll make an NFL roster because of his ability to maximize opportunities to make the play in front of him. He won’t miss tackles and when he is left unblocked he bursts to make the play every time. 
(Overall #59)

6. Jay Tufele, DL, USC (R-Jr, 6′ 2″, 305 pounds)
Tufele is stout and plays with great effort. He projects as a three-technique in the NFL. Who needs to improve his ability to get off blocks. Tufele is already a plus against the run, but needs to improve as a pass rusher to shine in the NFL. He sat out this past season and needs refinement to contribute at the next level.     
(Overall #77)

7. Bobby Brown III, DL, Texas A&M (Jr, 6′ 4″, 321 pounds)
Brown is massive and plays like it. He wins at the line of scrimmage and has a knack for collapsing the pocket. He penetrates easily, sometimes taking himself out of plays against the run. Brown isn’t yet 21 and needs refinement to develop into a starter, but he has great physical tools, but needs to improve his conditioning so that he stays on the field and avoids some focus related errors.      
(Overall #90)

Linebackers – 

1. Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State (Jr, 6′ 3″, 246 pounds)
Parsons is a phenomenal athlete that moves incredibly well for his size. He’s got a frame that can add additional weight at the next level. Parsons shows great instincts and is a true three down linebacker. Parsons has the ability to drop into coverage and can run with modern NFL tight ends. Parsons needs to improve his technique to shed blocks and can occasionally get tunnel vision and lose track of his assignments, but he has all the traits of a future All-Pro.         
(Overall #4)

2. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame (R-Jr, 6′ 1″, 221 pounds)
Owusu-Koramoah looks the part and had the production to match during the past two seasons. Owusu has the ability to play linebacker but could also move to safety or nickel. He has a lot of similarities to Isaiah Simmons from last year’s draft with his versatility. He’s still a bit raw with his approach at times and has some mental lapses, but with maturity and experience he has Pro Bowl upside.           
(Overall #16)

3. Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa (R-Jr, 6′ 4″, 259 pounds)
Collins shows great instincts with his ability to read and react to plays. He’s capable in coverage and has a nose for the football. He’s a fluid athlete and breaks down to make tackles effortlessly. Collins doesn’t wow you with his speed or athleticism limiting his ceiling, but he’s a refined football player that is NFL ready.  
(Overall #26)

4. Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri (Jr, 5′ 11″, 237 pounds)
Bolton is a big hitter that plays a bit stiff at times. He finishes tackles and imposes his will on ball carriers. He doesn’t have great coverage skills, but moves well enough to keep up with tight ends. He has great instincts and plays hard. He’s a more traditional three-down linebacker that should also contribute on special teams.       
(Overall #33)

5. Jamin Davis, LB, Kentucky (R-Jr, 6′ 3″, 234 pounds)
Davis is strong in coverage with solid ball skills for a linebacker. He runs well and plays fast without seeming sped up. Davis isn’t a thumper, but makes physical plays when needed. He’s a good not great run defender, but has the physical tools needed to defend modern NFL schemes.       
(Overall #41)

6. Baron Browning, LB, Ohio State (Sr, 6′ 2″, 245 pounds)
Browning is an explosive athlete that runs hard and initiates contact. He was used in a variety of roles within Ohio State’s scheme and has great versatility. Browning plays fast, but at times looks sped up and out of position. His football instincts aren’t where they need to be and he needs to better understand his responsibilities within a defense to become an NFL starter.      
(Overall #63)

7. Jabril Cox, LB, LSU (R-Sr, 6′ 3″, 232 pounds)
Cox is too often around plays, but not actually the one making them. He can drop into coverage, but needs to improve his run defense. The NDSU grad transfer has the potential to be an every down linebacker because he’s a great athlete, but he needs to improve his football IQ to maximize his physical tools and stay on the field in the NFL.        
(Overall #78)

Cornerbacks – 

1. Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama (Jr, 6′ 2″, 208 pounds)
Surtain runs extremely well and has prototypical size for a shutdown NFL cornerback. Surtain is not an explosive athlete, but makes up for it with his technique and understanding of the game. He is always in the right spot and anticipates routes before they break. Surtain is smooth in coverage and enjoys the physicality of press-man coverage. He’s a day one starter with Pro Bowl potential.         
(Overall #8)

2. Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern (Jr, 6′ 0″, 192 pounds)
Newsome was the shutdown corner in an elite Northwestern secondary. He’s the fastest of the elite cornerback prospects. Newsome wasn’t asked to play much press-man coverage in college.  He’s skinnier than I’d like and will need to put on weight to handle the rigors of an NFL schedule. Newsome is ready to start in the NFL and can be a tremendous playmaker with his instincts and ability to read routes as they happen.         
(Overall #10)

3. Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina (Jr, 6′ 0″, 205 pounds)
Horn is physical and long. He’s a tremendous athlete who should only get better with more experience and work on his technique. He’s not as polished as Surtain, but has the higher upside because of his physical tools. He runs well in coverage and won’t get beat over the top because of any speed mismatches. He occasionally was responsible for coverage breakdowns and growing pains should be expected as he adjusts to an NFL scheme. 
(Overall #19)

4. Asante Samuel Jr, CB, Florida State (Jr, 5′ 10″, 180 pounds)
Samuel has NFL bloodlines with his father playing 11 seasons at DB in the NFL. Samuel lacks ideal size, but runs well and is a fluid athlete. At times, Samuel gets caught peaking into the backfield, but his technique in coverage is sound. Samuel shows the ability to shed blocks, but his size won’t make that easy against NFL receivers. Samuel can play both inside and outside and plays fundamentally sound enough to start in the NFL for a long time despite lacking the size you want from an outside corner.            
(Overall #39)

5. Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech (R-Jr, 6′ 1″, 197 pounds)
Farley’s biggest negative is his struggles to win 50-50 balls. He’s not great once the ball is in the air, despite having the height and athleticism to make plays on the ball. He’s twitchy and runs hard in coverage, but doesn’t look fluid with his hips. He has the physical traits of a Pro Bowl cornerback, but has injury concerns leading to a microdiscectomy from a back injury leading to him being unable to workout in the lead up to the draft. He’s well-schooled coming from Bud Foster’s defense and if he can stay healthy has shutdown corner potential.            
(Overall #40)

6. Elijah Molden, CB, Washington (Sr, 5′ 9″, 192 pounds)
Molden is undersized, but doesn’t play like it. He’s a big hitter and seeks out contact. He’s got good ball skills, but doesn’t run particularly well. Molden doesn’t have the physical tools or athleticism NFL teams covet, but he makes plays and will find a way to stick around in the NFL due to his ability to force takeaways and his physicality.         
(Overall #47)

7. Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia (R-Jr, 6′ 0″, 194 pounds)
Stokes is the fastest prospect in this class clocking a 4.29 40 at his Pro Day. He plays with that speed on tape and has the physical tools and athleticism of an elite NFL cornerback. However, Stokes technique in coverage isn’t good enough and he can get lost in coverage at times. He’s late to recognize plays and will need a lot of coaching to become a consistent NFL starter, but he’s a project worth investing in due to the abundance of elite tools he brings to the table.          
(Overall #57)

8. Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB, Syracuse (R-Jr, 6′ 2″, 205 pounds)
Melifonwu is a big bodied corner that covers a lot of ground with his long stride. Melifonwu struggles with sudden change of direction and reacts to plays more often than anticipating what’s coming. I love his upside due to his size and athleticism, but will struggle to cover quicker receivers who can exploit his footwork with sudden changes in direction.         
(Overall #58)

9.  Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford (R-Jr, 6′ 1″, 198 pounds)
Adebo has NFL size and is a plus athlete. He understands the game well and plays with great instincts. He isn’t particularly fluid in his movement and can’t get beat by double moves and quality route runners. He’s a strong tackler, but feels closer to a finished product than other prospects. He can get turned around in coverage, but his technique with the ball in the air is solid. He’s not a shutdown corner, but he has the potential to be a starter in the NFL.            
(Overall #64)

10. Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia (Jr, 6′ 1″, 193 pounds)
Campbell is another project. He’s got great physical tools and runs extremely well, but was unproductive in college with just one career interception in 33 games played including 24 starts.   Campbell is another boom or bust guy. He’s extremely raw, but should be able to contribute on special teams immediately at the very least.        
(Overall #79)

11. Kelvin Joseph, CB, Kentucky (R-Soph, 5′ 11″, 197 pounds)
Joseph lacks football instincts you’d like from a cornerback. He’s needs to improve as a tackler and show more of a willingness to involve himself in plays where he’s not targeted. Joseph only started 9 games in college and played in just 20 so he is an extremely raw prospect. He’s got the physical tools to cover any receiver, but he’s a boom-or-bust prospect that could struggle to adjust to NFL competition where he won’t just be able to get by on athleticism.          
(Overall #82)

12. Aaron Robinson, CB, UCF (R-Sr, 5′ 11″, 186 pounds)
Robinson needs to improve his discipline to match his physicality to more quality play. Robinson is slow to react and doesn’t see the game well. He’s tough and will line up inside and outside, although he’s likely best suited for nickel in the NFL.     
(Overall #89)

Safeties – 

1. Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU (Jr, 6′ 0″, 202 pounds)
Moehrig has great instincts and plays fast. He’s willing to deliver big hits and seeks contact. He’s a violent thumper, but also can make plays in coverage. He’s got good size and moves well in coverage. Moehrig has a Pro Bowl ceiling and will thrive on special teams as well. He’s a really solid football player that’s ready for the next level.          
(Overall #20)

2. Richie Grant, S, UCF (R-Sr, 5′ 11″, 197 pounds)
Grant is the top safety in a weak class. He’s a ball hawk that was extremely productive at UCF. He’s a good, but not great athlete who will turn 24 during his rookie season. Grant would also benefit from filling out more in order to stay on the field throughout his career. He doesn’t have a Pro Bowl ceiling, but should develop into a solid NFL starter.          
(Overall #42)

3. Jevon Holland, S, Oregon (Jr, 6′ 0″, 207 pounds)
Holland runs well in coverage and seeks out the football. He reads the ball in the air and knows how to make plays when given the opportunity. Holland has upside as a kick and punt returner as well. He’s a competitor and will fit well as a nickel safety who can be deployed in a variety of ways depending on opposing personnel.        
(Overall #70)

4. Hamsah Nasirildeen, S, Florida State (Sr, 6′ 3″, 215 pounds)
Nasirildeen is a big safety, but plays with more finesse than physicality. Nasirildeen never was able to build off a strong junior year after tearing his ACL in the season finale. He didn’t run during his Pro Day due to a hamstring strain. He’s got a lot of traits you’d like out of a box safety but needs a defined role within a defense to better understand the game and how he can contribute.  
(Overall #84)

Specialists:
1. Evan McPherson, K, Florida (5th-6th)
2. Jose Borregales, K, Miami (FL) (6th-7th)
3. Blake Haubeil, K, Ohio State (7th)
4. Riley Patterson, K, Memphis (UDFA)
5. Alex Kessman, K, Pittsburgh (UDFA)

1. Max Duffy, P, Kentucky (5th-6th)
2. Drue Chrisman P, Ohio State (5th-6th)
3. James Smith, P, Cincinnati, (6th-7th)
4. Oscar Bradburn, P, Virginia Tech (UDFA)
5. Pressley Harvin, P, Georgia Tech (UDFA)

1. Thomas Fletcher, LS, Alabama (7th)
2. Camaron Cheeseman, LS, Michigan (UDFA)
3. Turner Bernard, LS, SDSU (UDFA)
4. Ryan Langan, LS, Georgia Southern (UDFA)
5. Colten Menges, LS, Alcorn State (UDFA)

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