New York gets a defensive tackle at 17 after drafting multiple defensive tackles, but the reason I like this pick is because Lawrence could be a 3-4 nose tackle in their hybrid defense. The 6-4 342 lb Dexter Lawrence fits from a scheme standpoint.
Dexter Lawrence had one of his best games versus Duke. That isn't saying much though. I'd like so see some film cuts against opponents that had high NFL draft grades.
I like Garrett Bradbury, as someone with the upside to be a Pro Bowl talent. At the same time, I really like Pat Elflein so I'm guessing Bradbury and Elflein will compete for the center job with the loser moving to guard.
Garrett Bradbury impressed at the 2019 NFL Combine and showed why he is a first round center. Here is his tape versus Syracuse.
The 6-4 300 lb Jeffery Simmons had 17 tackles for a loss and 7 quarterback hurries in 2018. With Raekwon Davis returning, to Alabama, Jeffery Simmons is an ideal candidate for Minnesota to draft a 18, but he's not an ideal candidate for a 3-4 team like the Titans at 19 even if he's their best player on the board. Most had Simmons going higher then this, but he will miss the 2019 NFL Combine because of a former domestic violence incident. Also, Simmons did tear his ACL.
Here is a game of Jeffery Simmons versus Alabama. This wasn't one of Simmons best games on tape though. Simmons also needs to bulk up in order to adjust to a 3-4 plus there is no guarantee that Simmons pans out.
Noah Fant is an upgrade over Jake Butt. Noah Fant reminds me of a young Greg Olsen.
Lil John on Draft Twitter who edits On The Clock is a huge Panthers fan. He's the fourth member of the Draft Twitter Film team that I'm networking with Daily for the 2019 NFL Draft. He did a film session on Noah Fant and I'm posting Fant's tape here. Fant dominated Denzel Ward in this film session.
This is a reach in my opinion. At the same time, when is the last time the Packers missed on a safety. They hit on Clinton-Dix, Randall, and Jones so I'm not going to give the Packers anything worse then a C grade even though I think this is a huge reach since they know how to draft safeties.
I was wrong about Tytus Howard. His tape versus Auburn was outstanding. He also has experience at left tackle and right tackle on tape so while I was originally leaning towards giving this pick an F grade, I see why the Texans took him after re-watching his tape versus Auburn despite struggling in Mobile in pass protection.
Josh Jacobs plays like Le'Veon Bell on tape despite not running a 40-time and despite running a 4.6 40-time at Alabama's Pro Day. Damien Harris was the feature back, so while Jacobs was the second running back on Alabama, Oakland lost Marshawn Lynch and Doug Martin. This is a reach, but Oakland needed a running back in a weak running back draft where the 2020 NFL Draft is much stronger.
Marquise Brown had 75 receptions, 1,310 receiving yards, and 10 receiving touchdowns. He had an average game versus a Texas defense with NFL talent. Even though he can run a sub 4.3 40-time, I still feel like he is a third round talent on tape due to the fact that he has a slot receiver body.
Baltimore took Brown ahead of every wide receiver and every cornerback. The only reason this pick gets a C grade is because its a strong receiver class.
The 6-6 252 lb Montez Sweat had 15.5 tackles for a loss and 10.5 sacks in 2017. Montez Sweat had 14 tackles for a loss, 11.5 sacks, and 7 quarterback hurries in 2018. Sweat ran a 4.41 40-time at the 2019 NFL Combine so he may end up getting drafted in the top 10 overall.
Dalton Risner looked good versus Montez Sweat. Sweat is still a top 12 pick in my opinion though. The heart condition rumor turned out to be false. Washington only gave up 46 and a 2020 second round pick to Indianapolis to trade up for this pick.
Oakland gets the 5-11 204 lb Jonathan Abram to replace Jabrill Peppers. His coverage isn't great, but is solid enough. He's also got stiff hips despite his 4.45 40-time which is why I gave the Raiders a C grade for replacing Amari Cooper with Jonathan Abram.
Jonathan Abram played Iowa's tight end tandem in his Bowl game. I'm curious to see how Abram did versus Iowa.
Los Angeles replaces Corey Liuget with Jerry Tillery and gets premium value. You can argue the Chargers outdrafted the Raiders from a value standpoint all three times in the first round. The 6-7 305 lb Jerry Tillery had 19 solo tackles, 11 assisted tackles, 30 total tackles, 10.5 tackles for a loss, 8 sacks, and 5 quarterback hurries in 2018.
Jerry Tillery is more versatile then I realized. Initially, I assumed he was mainly a 4-3 defensive tackle.
He can line up at 4-3 right end, 4-3 defensive tackle, 4-3 left end, 3-4 right end, 3-4 nose tackle, and 3-4 left end. Tillery is versatile enough to play anywhere on the defensive line. That is something Los Angeles will love about Tillery. You can see how versatile Tillery is by watching this film session of him versus Stanford.
New York gave up 37 and two fourth rounders after not having a third round pick until 95 thanks to the trade with Cleveland just to move up for DeAndre Baker as a complimentary cornerback to Janoris Jenkins.
The 5-11 180 lb DeAndre Baker had 30 solo tackles, 14 assisted tackles, 44 total tackles, 9 deflections from pass breakups, and 3 interceptions in 2017. DeAndre Baker had 31 solo tackles, 9 assisted tackles, 40 total tackles, 10 deflections from pass breakups, 2 interceptions, 2 tackles for a loss, 1 quarterback hurry, and 1 forced fumble in 2018.
I know this film cut is before this season. DeAndre Baker gave Baker Mayfield fits in the College Football Playoff game where Georgia beat Oklahoma in double overtim leading up to the 2018 NFL Draft when Baker went first overall. DeAndre Baker played field cornerback in this game and dominated in the performance.
Atlanta gave up a second and third round pick to trade up for Kaleb McGary. They shored up their offensive line in the first round getting Lindstrom who can beat out Brown for the right guard job and then they get McGary at right tackle giving Atlanta continuity on the offensive line for the duration of Matt Ryan's career.
The 6-6 321 lb Kaleb McGary would be an upgrade at right tackle. Atlanta gets an immediate starter at right tackle.
N'Keal Harry was my top ranked wide receiver heading into the 2019 NFL Combine. Even though D.K. Metcalf outperformed him at the NFL Combine, you can argue Harry was better on tape.
Greedy Williams and Byron Murphy were there. Harry made some catches against Murphy on tape after re-watching him versus Washington despite being held to 5 receptions for 20 receiving yards. Harry got separation on both Washington corners despite Manny Wilkins not getting him the football. He also humiliated Michigan State cornerback Justin Layne in the red zone versus Michigan State. If Greedy Williams cannot tackle and Byron Murphy cannot keep Harry from getting separation, then you cannot fault this pick by New England.
New England gets a wide receiver that I compared to Randy Moss when I did my SWOT report on Harry. N'Keal Harry dominated Arizona State's Pro Day to the point where he validated himself as a top 20 pick in my eyes.
The 6-4 213 lb N'Keal Harry is not the precise route runner Anthony Johnson is. He does a great job catching with his hands and body. His technique as far catching the football goes is far more polished then Courtland Sutton's technique even though he needs to develop as a route runner. Harry doesn't clap when catching the football like Sutton did which is a huge plus for him. Harry was projected to run a 4.38 40-time so its easy to see why he's the top ranked wide receiver, and after running a 4.53 40-time at the NFL Combine he ran a 4.37 40-time at Arizona State's Pro Day.
N'Keal Harry had 78 receptions, 1,088 receiving yards, and 9 receiving touchdowns in 2018. I compared him to Randy Moss for good reason when posting my wide receiver rankings.
I did a film session on N'Keal Harry. Feel free to check it out and let me know what you think.