Cleveland needs a right tackle. Archie Lewis compliments Joe Thomas perfectly as a right tackle. Archie Lewis is versatile enough to play all 5 spots on the offensive line. Lewis wasn't involved in any of the All Star Games as a senior despite me really liking his tape.
The Giants need a cornerback. Isaac Yiadom was the field cornerback on Boston College. I initially thought Kamrin Moore another 2018 prospect was the field corner, but Moore played the boundary before backing out of Mobile. Isaac Yiadom balled out on tape versus Clemson before showcasing a strong week in Mobile so he's now one of the better cornerbacks. New York has three corners that cannot avoid suspensions in Jenkins, Rodgers-Cromartie, and Eli Apple. More cornerback depth is needed and Yiadom provides that stability, plus if one of these corners screws up again, Yiadom will take a starting spot and won't give it back.
Tampa Bay gets a right tackle to replace Demar Dotson. I had a second round grade on Brian O'Neill prior to the Senior Bowl. He sucked in Mobile and falls to the third round now. He could still be a quality starter next to Donovan Smith at right tackle, but he's a project right now and probably won't make it as a left tackle in the NFL.
The 49ers probably won't draft multiple receivers in 2018 since Garcon can't be released until 2019 with his buyout taking effect then and Godwin's contract runs through 2019. Justin Watson had 81 receptions, 1,083 receiving yards, and 14 receiving touchdowns in 2017. Became the first Ivy League receiver with ten consecutive games with a receiving touchdown. Watson balled out in the 2018 East West Shrine Game before dominating Mobile at 6-3 220 lbs. Watson has all the tools to be a top target, but I wish there was more tape of him online.
Denver gets a tight end here. Many consider Dallas Goedert the best tight end in the draft. He got injured during the 2018 Senior Bowl and did not practice or play in the game. Denver grabs Goedert here giving Kirk Cousins a big play threat at tight end.
The Jets go out and get a left tackle to protect the quarterbacks blindside. Jamarco Jones is the top offensive line prospect for Ohio State on the board. Jamarco Jones is way better than pass protection than Billy Price.
The Packers love USC pass rushers. Uchenna Nwosu is just too good of a value pick for Green Bay to pass on even with them taking Hercules Mata'afa in the first round. I may even get some Packers fans that like this pick better.
Kansas City gets Arden Key to pair with Justin Houston. Kansas City is depleted with cap space. They may cut Tamba Hali to save money. Plus drafting Key allows you to sit him behind Dee Ford and Justin Houston allowing him to learn as a rookie.
Arden Key has 3.5 sacks in his past two games and is starting to play like the top 5 pass rusher everyone expected him to be at the beginning of the year. Having two sacks on 2019 first round pick Greg Little who is a highly coveted left tackle at Ole Miss really helped Key redeem his top 10 status. Key did get off to a rough start and he may end up being a bust, but he's not moving out of my top 5 since I believe he will run a 4.43 40-time like he did at LSU's Spring Day which would be the fastest 40-time by an EDGE player since Kearse ran the 40 coming out of Florida.
Arden Key also known as "The Tiger" has the best nickname for an EDGE player since Kearse "The Freak" so the Kearse comparisons seem perfectly reasonable at this point. This guy went up against SEC left tackles as a true freshman which is why he's so lethal after being a five star recruit in High School.
The 6-6 231 lb right end had 21 solo tackles, 20 assisted tackles, 9 quarterback hurries, 6.5 tackles for a loss, and 5 sacks in 2015. Key had 14.5 tackles for a loss and 12 sacks in 2016. Key put on more muscle than I expected him to and is now at 265 lbs. He's struggled in 2017 since dealing with his injury early in the year. Key also had a second injury which caused him to miss time down the stretch raising the possibility that Arden Key has durability concerns.
Dallas takes a wide receiver here. Cedrick Wilson did well in the 2018 Senior Bowl. He also did fantastic for Boise State in 2017. He's done well enough to move up to this spot in the third round.
I posed tape of Wilson yesterday. Check out this clip of what Joseph Potter and myself discussed on the Evolution Network. Also be on the lookout for a Rashaan Gaulden film session set to air on Prospect Central soon as well as my channel.
Detroit gets a running back here. Kalen Ballage dominated the 2018 Senior Bowl despite not having a 1,000 rushing yard season. Ballage has superior tape compared to someone like Ronald Jones or Josh Adams.
Baltimore takes the best wide receiver on the board. I had Deontay Burnett ahead of Courtland Sutton at one point with a second round grade. Burnett sucked in his bowl game though. He dominated NFL competition at cornerback early in the year so its hard to see him falling past Baltimore in the third round.
Atlanta gets a right guard here. Colby Gossett did a great job at right guard for Appalachian State. He met with the Atlanta Falcons during Senior Bowl week. He was also the only guard left in this draft with ability to be a future starter plus Atlanta needs a new right guard.
The Saints get the 2018 Senior Bowl MVP to groom behind Drew Brees. Kyle Lauletta had a huge week in Mobile and has now entered the late third round conversation. He has just as much upside as someone like Mason Rudolph. Lauletta could end up being a sleeper and excellent value pick late in the third round.
I just posted a Kyle Lauletta film session up. Check it out for more thoughts on Lauletta. He needs to show more confidence in his deep ball and improve in the pocket, but potential to be developed into a starter is there.
Pittsburgh gets a quarterback to groom behind Ben Roethlisberger. I still believe Mason Rudolph can be a viable starter down the road if he goes to the right team to develop for a few years. He has some issues with trajectory, but he has great size as well as a cannon for an arm.
Buffalo uses this pick from Philadelphia to get a defensive tackle. Derrick Nnadi is the best defensive tackle in the draft and the only defensive tackle left in this draft that can be a future starter.
Arizona got this compensation pick at 97 thanks to Calias Campbell signing with Jacksonville. A.Q. Shipley cannot move forward as the starting center so they use this selection on Coleman Shelton here. Shelton is versatile enough to play all five positions on the offensive line.
Houston got this compensation pick at 98 thanks to A.J. Bouye signing with Jacksonville. Houston needs offensive line help. Notre Dame center Nick Martin hasn't stayed healthy. Housston gets Frank Ragnow here and hopes he can be a nice insurance policy for the Texans.
Cincinnati got this compensation pick at 99 thanks to Kevin Zeitler signing with Cleveland. Cincinnati gets an awesome value pick at this point in the third round by taking Tarvarus McFadden out of Florida State. Dre Kirkpatrick sucked this year, but Cincinnati extended Kirkpatrick so they draft someone like McFadden to develop for the future.
Green Bay got this compensation pick at 102 thanks to T.J. Lang signing with Detroit. Allen Lazard is bigger than any of Green Bay's current targets. He struggled in Mobile, but with a year on the bench to develop learning behind legends like Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, and DaVante Adams, Lazard will be able to correct his flaws on tape becoming a great starter for the Green Bay Packers down the road in 2019 after developing on the bench as a rookie.
Baltimore got this compensation pick at 102 thanks to Ricky Wagner signing with Detroit. Jake Wieneke had 73 receptions, 1,404 receiving yards, and 16 receiving touchdowns in 2014 as a true freshman. Wieneke had 72 receptions, 1,472 receiving yards, and 11 receiving touchdowns in 2015. Weineke had 1,316 receiving yards, and 16 receiving touchdowns. Wieneke had 65 receptions, 965 receiving yards and 16 receiving touchdowns in 2017. It's starting to look like Wieneke will get picked on day 3 unless someone like Baltimore doubles up at wide receiver, by drafting Wieneke near the end of the second day in the third round with their compensation pick.