The 6-6 310 lb Javon Kinlaw dominated versus Georgia and has asserted himself as a top 15 pick on tape despite what his stats say. He has the speed and athleticism to be an effective pass rusher and run stuffer. Kinlaw can play the 0-technique, 1-techinque, 2-technique, 3-technique, 4-technique, and 5-technique. Was easily the best defensive player in Mobile during the 2020 Senior Bowl. Click this Javon Kinlaw Interview to hear Kinlaw's press conference from Mobile.
The 6-2 220 lb Laviska Shenault Jr. was once a candidate to be a finalist for the Heisman Trophy. Miami grabs him.
Laviska Shenault Jr. is an elite route runner who has all 30 routes down. He runs with elite speed, but lacks the explosiveness and elite first step from a receiver that you want. While his blocking is effective, it's also inconsistent and needs refinement. Shenault Jr. needs to correct this in 2019.
Laviska Shenault Jr. had 86 receptions, 1,011 receiving yards, and 6 receiving touchdowns in 2018. Shenault Jr. got blanketed versus Nebraska in 2019 after a strong game in Lincoln, in 2018. Shenault Jr. rediscovered his ability to get by defenders on tape with a strong performance versus Air Force. Laviska Shenault Jr. only had 56 receptions, 764 receiving yards, and 4 receiving touchdowns in 2019.
Miami gets a receiver that can compliment DeVante Parker giving Tua Tagovailoa two top targets. Laviska Shenault Jr. was wide open on throws that Steve Montez missed against UCLA. The fact that this guy can run all 30 routes is one reason why he is still a first round prospect even with a down year.
The 6-2 243 lb Kenneth Murray can tackle, stop the run, and drop back into coverage to defend against the pass. Murray does it all and after Vontaze Burfict got suspended at middle linebacker, it is safe to say that the Las Vegas Raiders will reload at middle linebacker.
Kenneth Murray had 71 solo tackles, 84 assisted tackles, 155 total tackles, 12.5 tackles for a loss, and 4.5 sacks in 2018. Murray had 69 solo tackles, 33 assisted tackles, 102 total tackles, 17 tackles for a loss, 5 quarterback hurries, and 4 sacks in 2019.
With Kenneth Murray, the Raiders finally address middle linebacker after neglecting the position since 2016. Murray gives Oakland someone who can stop opposing running backs.
Jacksonville gets a replacement for Jalen Ramsey here. Kristian Fulton had 9 deflections from pass breakups and 1 interception in 2018. Fulton had 14 deflections from pass breakups as the field cornerback next to true freshman Derek Stingley who had 22 deflections from pass breakups with 1 interception. Fulton is someone who I can see succeeding as an ideal replacement to Jalen Ramsey.
Philadelphia gets a cornerback. Field cornerback Ronald Darby and boundary cornerback Jalen Mills are both expected to be Free Agents. Their other cornerbacks are also expected to be Free Agents in 2021.
The 6-2 207 lb Trevon Diggs was the field cornerback on Alabama. Diggs had 8 defelctions from pass breakups and 3 interceptions. Like Fulton, Diggs showed the man coverage, zone coverage, and press coverage of a starting cornerback.
Trevon Diggs is a first round cornerback. He is not as consistent as Jeffrey Okudah or Kristian Fulton. Still, he's a good fit for a team like the Philadelphia Eagles at 21.
Buffalo grabs a wide receiver here because they need at least two receivers in this draft. Ja'Marr Chase won the Billetnikoff Award and will be draft eligible next year, but his teammate Justin Jefferson is draft eligible this year along with quarterback Joe Burrow. Both Chase and Jefferson were basically number one targets for Burrow to throw to.
The 6-3 192 lb Justin Jefferson had 111 receptions, 1,540 receiving yards, and 18 receiving touchdowns in 2019. With Justin Jefferson as the number one target in Buffalo that puts John Brown in the number two role and Cole Beasley in a slot receiver role.
New England gets their successor to Tom Brady here at 23. One quarterback that I heard New England loves is Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm who led Georgia to a Sugar Bowl win over Baylor without running back D'Andre Swift, left tackle Andrew Thomas, right tackle Isaiah Wilson, or left guard Solomon Kindley.
Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm has the leadership and attitude you want in a quarterback. He's the oldest sibling in his family. He has good decision making and accuracy. Fromm never threw for more than 3,000 passing yards at Georgia despite being a five star recruit in High School. His 60.8 completion percentage in 2019 is a career low, but his 24 passing touchdowns and 5 interceptions were extremely impressive for a game manager.
The 6-2 220 lb Fromm has the leadership, attitude, short accuracy, and medium accuracy that you want. His deep ball accuracy got better down the stretch. Fromm is talented, but he is 1-2 in SEC Championship Games. Tom Brady needs a successor even if the Patriots re-tain his services. Fromm beat Stidham in Auburn in 2018.
Jake Fromm did well versus Notre Dame. I posted a film cut of Fromm versus Notre Dame.
New Orleans gets a new safety here. Their starting safeties Von Bell and Marcus Williams both have the versatility to play strong safety or free safety. The 6-1 200 lb Xavier McKinney is versatile enough to play strong safety or free safety.
Xavier McKinney became a starter in 2018. McKinney had 10 deflections from pass breakups in his first year as a starter.
McKinney outplayed LSU safety Grant Delpit in the Alabama VS LSU game. McKinney can play man coverage, zone coverage, or press coverage. Outside of Isaiah Simmons and Grant Delpit, McKinney is the only safety with a first round grade.
New Orleans will still have Marshon Lattimore and Janoris Jenkins at cornerback. They are losing Von Bell to Free Agency so getting Xavier McKinney as a replacement is a good idea for New Orleans.
Minnesota grabs a defensive tackle at 25. The 6-7 312 lb Raekwon Davis is someone who could step in at 4-3 defensive tackle right away next to Linval Joseph. He can play in the 0-technique, 1-technique, 2-technique, 3-technique, 4-technique, or 5-technique. Minnesota may also consider a 4-3 right end or a cornerback here since they are expected to release Everson Griffen and Xavier Rhodes.
Miami drafts their 3-4 right outside linebacker here at 26. The 6-4 250 lb K'Lavon Chaisson has 34 solo tackles, 26 assisted tackles, 60 total tackles, 13.5 tackles for a loss, 6.5 sacks, and 6 quarterback hurries in 2019. Drafting K'Lavon Chaisson allows Miami to get one quality pass rusher that offensive lines must account for.
Seattle needs to rebuild their entire offensive line after left tackle Duane Brown, left guard Mike Iupati, and center Justin Britt all got injured in 2019. Right tackle Germain Ifedi is someone Seattle can upgrade too. The 6-6 311 lb Austin Jackson is picked here as Seattle can make him their bookend to Duane Brown until Brown retires before moving him over to the left side where he'd be Wilson's blindside at some point down the road.
Austin Jackson played left tackle, right tackle, 4-3 right end, 4-3 defensive tackle, and 4-3 left end in High School at North Canyon before enrolling into USC where he was a swing tackle in 2017 before taking the blindside job in 2018 and maintaining that job for two full seasons. Austin Jackson is better at left tackle, but has the skill set to move over to the right side and play right tackle if you need him to.
Jackson has the pass blocking, run blocking, zone blocking, pass blocking footwork and run blocking footwork. He needs to add some muscle and get stronger without losing a step in his footwork. The fact that Austin Jackson can play both offensive tackle spots with his versatility like Andrew Thomas and Tristan Wirfs makes me more comfortable about drafting him in the first round since he struggled agaisnt Utah's 4-3 right end Bradlee Anae.
Baltimore gets a starting center here to replace Matt Skura. The 6-3 316 lb Tyler Biadasz played left tackle, 4-3 right end, and 4-3 left end in High School before he enrolled into Wisconsin where he redshirted before starting at center for three years. He gives Baltimore an immediate starter on the interior offensive line. Adding him to Baltimore's already good offensive line gives quarterback Lamar Jackson even more time to make big plays in the air and on the ground.
Tennessee gets a right tackle here to replace Jack Conklin. The 6-7 310 lb Josh Jones is a former basketball player with excellent footwork. The four year starter at left tackle for Houston showed the versatility to play left tackle and right tackle in Mobile.
Click this Josh Jones Interview to hear Josh Jones after day 3 of Senior Bowl practice from Mobile. He is the only player the Titans can get to replace Jack Conklin in this draft if they spend their money on re-signing Ryan Tannehill at quarterback and Derrick Henry at running back.
Oren Burks started 0 games in 2019 after starting 4 as a rookie. Green Bay needs a second starting 3-4 middle linebacker next to Blake Martinez. If Martinez leaves, multiple 3-4 middle linebackers will be needed. The 6-1 227 lb Patrick Queen had 37 solo tackles, 48 assisted tackles, 85 total tackles, 12 tackles for a loss, 3 sacks, and 2 deflections from pass breakups in 2019. Queen has the speed, run stopping, and ability to drop back into coverage. He is easily the front runner to challenge Kenneth Murray for LB1 in this draft.
San Francisco gets the 5-11 195 lb Jalen Reagor as a replacement for Emmanuel Sanders in this draft. Jalen Reagor had 72 receptions, 1,061 receiving yards, and 9 receiving touchdowns in 2018. Reagor only had 43 receptions, 611 receiving yards, and 5 receiving touchdowns in 2020. His explosive speed and deep play ability speaks for itself. That speed is what makes Jalen Reagor a first round prospect.
The 6-2 300 lb Neville Gallimore can play in the 0-technique, 1-technique, 2-technique, 3-technique, 4-technique, or 5-technique. Gallimore had 18 solo tackles, 12 assisted tackles, 30 total tackles, 7.5 tackles for a loss, 7 quarterback hurries, and 4 sacks in 2019.
Kansas City will need a new defensive tackle if Chris Jones leaves. Neville Gallimore showed he has first round ability in Mobile and is a player I now have a late first round grade on. If Jones re-signs, I will change this pick to a running back.