The Vikings draft another defensive tackle here for depth since I don't trust Sharrif Floyd's health. They go with Jaleel Johnson who had a lot of success against Michigan center Mason Cole here. Johnson had 29 solo tackles, 26 assisted tackles, 55 total tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, 7.5 sacks, 3 quarterback hurries, and 2 deflections from pass breakups in 2016 with Iowa.
I had a second round grade on Dorian Johnson in July. This is a great pick by the Cardinals.
The 6-3 300 lb Dorian Johnson was my second best guard in July and my top overall left guard before he tore his hamstring in Pittsburgh's Bowl game. That may have cost Johnson millions, but in this situation the Cardinals take Johnson late in the fourth round and get a left guard for depth.
Carl Lawson dominated the 2017 NFL Combine. The Patriots have shown a lot of interest in Lawson. The 6-2 261 lb defensive end was mainly a 4-3 left end with the size of an outside linebacker. This year he showed the versatility to play 4-3 right end, 4-3 left end, 4-3 right outside linebacker, 4-3 left outside linebacker, 3-4 right outside linebacker, and 3-4 left outside linebacker.
Carl Lawson has 9 sacks, 12.5 tackles for a loss, and 24 quarterback hurries in 2016. Lawson is an ideal 4-3 left outside linebacker with the Patriots third round pick because he has the speed, versatility, burst, and first-step quickness that NFL teams covet. Lawson was the fourth best player on the board and an outstanding pick.
The 6-7 315 lb Julie'n Davenport has 35-inch arms and 10-inch hands with many scouts projecting him as an NFL left tackle. Davenport struggled at the 2017 NFL Combine and projects as a day 3 pick at the moment. He'd do well as a depth player behind Duane Brown.
Zach Banner was a guy I had going in the sixth round, but this is a great fit for Banner. Worst case scenario he is a backup right tackle who can push Joe Haeg for the right tackle job and be utilized for depth. Best case scenario Banner boosts the right side of the Colts offensive line at either right guard or right tackle. Great pick here.
Cincinnati gets the 138th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Detroit Lions signed wide receiver Marvin Jones in the 2016 NFL Free Agency Period after Jones became a Free Agent in 2016.
Cincinnati took a defensive tackle as I expected them too. There were 4 or 5 other defensive tackles worth taking ahead of Glasgow which is why the Bengals got a C grade.
Cleveland gets the 139th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Jacksonville Jaguars signed free safety Tashaun Gipson in the 2016 NFL Free Agency Period after Gipson became a Free Agent in 2016. The Browns traded this pick to Philadelphia as a conditional pick in the Carson Wentz trade during the 2016 NFL Draft. Then the Eagles sent this pick to the Chiefs.
There were receivers that went undrafted who had higher grades than Chesson. Also taking Cheson allowed Jake Butt the best Wolverine on the board to slip tot he Denver Broncos in the fifth round which was dumb by Kansas City. Chesson torched Hargeaves last year, but dropped a lot easy passes on tape this year.
The New York Giants fourth round pick got moved down to 140 for the walkie talkie incident. Wayne Gallman provides depth behind Paul Perkins here. I had the Giants taking Perine here in my mock, but this may end up being a better pick for the Giants here since I had Gallman in my third round.
Los Angeles gets the 141st pick in the 2017 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Philadelphia Eagles signed strong safety Rodney McLeod in the 2016 NFL Free Agency Period after McLeod became a Free Agent in 2016. The Rams sent this pick to the Jets.
The 6-2 205 lb Chad Hansen has 92 receptions, 1,249 receiving yards, and 11 receiving touchdowns in 2016. Hansen impresses on tape with his hands, route running, jumping, and speed on tape. Hansen did disappoint at his 2017 NFL Combine though, but he's a steal for New York at this point though. Hansen ran a 4.4 40-time in the rain though and will be a steal for the Jets.
Cleveland gets the 142nd pick in the 2017 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Kansas City Chiefs signed right tackle Mitchell Schwartz in the 2016 NFL Free Agency Period after Schwartz became a Free Agent in 2016. Cleveland traded this pick to Houston in the Brock Osweiler trade.
Watkins had 10.5 sacks and 13.5 tackles for a loss in 2016. Weighing in at 6-5 312 lbs with all that weight being muscle helps Watkins as well giving the Giants a complete defensive tackle that reminds me of Aaron Donald coming out of Pittsburgh. There were some questions with his maturity, but Watkins was my only first round prospect still on the board.
San Francisco gets the 143rd pick in the 2017 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Minnesota Vikings signed left guard Alex Boone in the 2016 NFL Free Agency Period after Boone became a Free Agent in 2016. The Colts used this pick though as a monkey out drafted Ryan Grigson.
Indianapolis gets the 144th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the New Orleans Saints signed tight end Coby Fleener in the 2016 NFL Free Agency Period after Smith became a Free Agent in 2016.
I had Grover Stewart falling to the top of round 6. Stewwart added some weight and now weighs 344 lbs so he's big enough to play nose tackle in Indianapolis with Hankins complimenting him at 5-technique.