Braden Smith has the versatility to play left guard or right guard. Quenton Nelson and Will Hernandez are pure left guards. The fact that Braden Smith has such remarkable versatility as well as his refined technique is what makes him a candidate that may creep into the first round.
Braden Smith dominated the 2018 NFL Combine. He built on that at Auburn's Pro Day and looked even better in positional drills at Auburn's Pro Day then he did at the 2018 NFL Combine. The Colts got the top left guard and the top right guard in the draft so Andrew Luck should be thrilled.
The Packers traded Damarious Randall. Kevin King is not a field cornerback. He covered #2 receivers at Washington while Sidney Jones covered the number one targets so that makes Jones > King. Josh Jackson out of Iowa is a field cornerback that can anchor Green Bay's secondary for years to come and unlike Rollins or King he can cover number one wide receiver targets. I've heard reports that the Packers love Josh Jackson and that he's their favorite cornerback in the draft, but I've heard just as many reports about them wanting to move up for a cornerback too.
Green Bay doubled up at cornerback. They got Josh Jackson and Jaire Alexander. Green Bay has had an awesome 2018 NFL Draft so far.
Solid pickup by the Chargers here. They get depth behind Denzel Perryman here.
Uchenna Nwosu can be a very good pass rusher plus he's a natural at stopping the run and dropping back into coverage. He can do it all and is a prototypical outside linebacker for the Los Angeles Chargers.
Dallas takes Texas left tackle Connor Williams here who is versatile enough to play left tackle, left guard, right guard, or right tackle. This is an awesome additon by the Dallas Cowboys at pick 50 to solidify the offensive line at left guard. This is an A+ pick.
I like M.J. Stewart. Taking him over cornerbacks with the ceiling of a Pro Bowl cornerback whether it be Donte Jackson, Isaiah Oliver, Holton Hill, Isaac Yiadom, or Carlton Davis feels pretty irresponsible though when Tampa Bay's bigger need is at safety.
Cincinnati needed a free safety. There were much better players on the board though. Cincinnati passed on DeShon Elliott, Ronnie Harrison, Justin Reid, and Kyzir White here. Bates lacks the strength you want in a safety and the only reason I'm not giving the Bengals an F grade is because they got a player who the Steelers loved.
I did a film session of Jessie Bates. He's better than I thought he'd be. I had a fourth round grade on Jessie Bates III prior to this film session and I incorporated SWOT reports into my Bates film session.
The Steelers got the Billetnikoff Award winner in James Washington as a replacement to Martavis Bryant. Now Pittsburgh has Antonio Brown, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and James Washington in the slot.
Washington balled out on tape, but struggled in the draft process leading up to the 2018 NFL Draft. Pittsburgh only gets spared the F grade due to need and due to the fact that Washington was my top ranked wide receiver at one point.
Carlton Davis is someone that will not move to a nickel role no matter what. I'm not sure if he's got an attitude problem, but Tampa Bay already has a lot of depth at cornerback and will not get the most out of him even though he's got the ceiling oif a Pro Bowl cornerback which is why this pick gets a B grade instead of an A grade.