Atlanta grabs a running back here. Michael Carter had back-to-back seasons of 1,000 rushing yards after Javonte Williams became the feature back on North Carolina in 2020. Michael Carter has enough upside to develop into a quality starting running back which is something Atlanta needs.
I posted a press conference of North Carolina running back Michael Carter from the 2021 Reeses Senior Bowl. Carter stood out in Mobile to the point where he may be a day 2 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Rashard Higgins is in a contract year. Cleveland gets a future receiver to pair with Jarvis Landry, Odell Beckham Jr., and Donovan Peoples-Jones. Cleveland cannot put themselves in a situation like the one where Baker didn't have his top three receivers or Jedrick Willis Jr. like they did in week 16 when they lost to the New York Jets.
Detroit grabs another receiver. After getting Terrace Marshall Jr. in the second round. Detroit gets another receiver to pair up with him in the fourth round. The Lions get the 6-4 215 lb Nico Collins who is considered to be the biggest and tallest receiver in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Finally, I have an interview of Nico Collins. This interview from the 2021 Reese's Senior Bowl is only on Anchor, but you can listen to the interview while reading our SWOT report of Michigan wide receiver Nico Collins.
Carolina drafts a quality backup quarterback to develop behind Sam Darnold here. Kellen Mond is a fourth round prospect on my big board despite winning 2021 Senior Bowl MVP and having a strong Pro Day.
Denver spent a 2020 day 2 pick on LSU center Lloyd Cushenberry III. He struggled as a rookie ranking dead last in centers according to Pro Football Focus. Also Denver only has one center on their depth chart so I'm not necessarily drafting Trey Hill as a replacement to Lloyd Cushenberry III. It's more like I'm bringing in competition to motivate one of these two centers to win the center job and play well enough for Trey Lance who I mocked to Denver at 9 or Drew Lock to make good decisions.
Noah Gray is the last tight end on my big board with the upside to be a future starter. Dallas grabs him here since Duke Head Coach Dave Cutcliffe said that Noah Gray has the best Football IQ from a player since Peyton Manning.
I feel like the center position is the biggest weakness on the New York Giants offensive line. New York drafts one of the most durable centers in this draft class when they select Kentucky center Drake Jackson. Drake Jackson is an upgrade over what Daniel Jones currently has at center.
After taking Washington cornerback Keith Taylor at 102, San Francisco grabs another cornerback here. Paulson Adebo was once considered a first round prospect heading into the 2020 NFL Draft before he went back to school. He may have cost himself millions, but that won't change the fact that he's still got a chance to make an impact at the next level. He was very effective in coverage giving Justin Herbert some challenges in 2019 in Justin Herbert's draft year at Oregon.
I did three different Camryn Bynum film cuts of him during his 2017, 2018, and 2019 seasons at California on my Youtube channel. I even got to see Bynum practice for three days in Mobile during the 2021 Reese's Senior Bowl. He's a good second cornerback for the Los Angeles Chargers to draft. This is a draft where the Chargers will need to draft multiple cornerbacks if they go left tackle in the first round at 13.
I posted a film cut of California cornerback Camryn Bynum VS Washington. I posted three of his film cuts on my Youtube channel.
Minnesota grabs a guard for depth here. Ben Cleveland has the upside to be a starting guard at either left guard or right guard. Minnesota hit with Ezra Cleveland last year and they could possibly hit on Cleveland too.
New England has a good offensive line. They are simply adding Aaron Banks for depth with no backup left guard behind Michael Onwenu on the depth chart. You lost Joe Thuney to the Kansas City Chiefs. Aaron Banks would be a good left guard for depth to add. If Onwenu gets injured or regresses, Aaron Banks could gain experience as a starter. I'd argue that Banks has a great floor like Michael Onwenu, but you could also make the case that Aaron Banks has a higher ceiling due to his stamina for a guard despite Onwenu's excellent rookie season.
The Las Vegas Raiders draft the older brother of Greedy Williams in the fourth round. Rodarius Williams can push Rasul Douglas the nickel cornerback job next to Trayvon Mullen and Damon Arnette. At the very worst, Williams will be a high end backup giving the Las Vegas Raiders a fourth cornerback that can step in if Mullen, Arnette, or Douglas gets injured.
New England drafts a running back for depth here. You got Sony Michel, Damien Harris, and James White on this roster. New England loves to run two running back sets which is why you can see as many as six running backs on New England's depth chart even though the average NFL team will only put three running backs on the depth chart.
Khalil Herbert has the upside to develop into a future starter. Here, he gets to be a backup running back in a two running back set. Otherwise he'll wait to receive his opportunity in New England while he gets to learn from other Patriot running backs hoping to turn his weaknesses into strengths.
Isaac Seumalo is the weak link of Philadelpha's offensive line at left guard Here the Philadelphia Eagles draft a viable replacement to Seumalo.
Here's what Philadelphia's offensive line looks like with David Moore. You got Andre Dillard at left tackle, David Moore at left guard, Jason Kelce at center, Brandon Brooks at right guard, and Lane Johnson at right tackle. If those five players stay healthy, who knows what Jalen Hurts can do with one of the leagues better offensive lines when healthy.
I posted a film cut of Grambling State left guard David Moore VS Southern. Go ahead and check it out.
Right now Kamren Curl is listed as the starting strong safety next to Landon Collins. Curl was a 2020 seventh round pick, and there are guys still in the fourth round that would provide an upgrade over Curl. Missouri strong safety Joshua Bledsoe is one of those players.
Minnesota grabs a safety for depth since they got two viable starters with Harrison Smith moving back from free safety to strong safety and Xavier Woods playing at free safety now that strong safety Anthony Harris is no longer on the team. Andre Cisco can play strong safety, free safety, 4-3 right outside linebacker, 4-3 middle linebacker, or 4-3 left outside linebacker with his versatility.
The 6-0 206 lb Andre Cisco is second behind Paulson Adebo in deflections heading into the 2020 Season. He also led the FBS with 12 interceptions among active defensive backs. Andre Cisco only played 2 games in a shortened 2020 season due to Covid-19.
Andre Cisco can play man coverage, zone coverage, and press coverage. He can play in cover 0, cover 1, cover 2, cover 3, and cover 4 schemes. Cisco gives Cleveland depth at safety behind Ronnie Harrison and Grant Delpit.
I posted a film cut of Syracuse safety Andre Cisco VS Pittsburgh. Andre Cisco made some nice plays, but showed a lot of inconsistent play against the Pitt Panthers after intercepting Sam Howell of North Carolina in the season opener for Syracuse.
Tennessee grabs a big body receiver to replace Corey Davis. The 6-3 212 lb Seth Williams did well against Kentucky cornerback Kelvin Joseph in Auburn's opener. He struggled the rest of the season against quality cornerbacks though.
Pittsburgh has Joe Haden, Justin Layne, and Cameron Sutton as the top three cornerbacks on their depth chart. Unfortunately, Pittsburgh has no depth behind those top three cornerbacks which is why Shaun Wade gets picked here. Wade did well in a nickel cornerback role, but struggled on the outside. This makes Shaun Wade an ideal candidate to replace Mike Hilton. He can come in and start out as a backup nickel cornerback to Cameron Sutton.
Seattle replaced Shaquill Griffin with Ahkello Witherspoon who could barely hold his own as a number two cornerback. Seattle still has Tre Flowers who did good as a rookie before regressing this year. Seattle also has Quandre Diggs as their current nickel cornerback. Kary Vincent Jr. adds depth to Seattle's cornerback tandem that was part of a pass defense that ranked thirty second out of thirty two NFL teams.
Kary Vincent Jr. was the nickel cornerback on LSU's 15-0 team. He can learn under Quandre Diggs and then take over as a nickel cornerback at some point down the road. It will be very difficult for teams to throw to their slot receivers with both Duandre Diggs and Kary Vincent Jr. both locked into the nickel spot giving Seattle great depth at nickel cornerback.
James Wiggins intercepted Josh Rosen as a freshman. He's been pretty consistent as a zone coverage safety throughout his career as he is good enough to supplant Chuck Clark as the starting strong safety on Baltimore. He can start out in a depth role at safety if Baltimore still has confidence in Chuck Clark.
Damar Hamlin gives Cleveland a good free safety for depth. Hamlin has great speed and the range you want a safety to have. He's great in coverage. Struggles with blitzing, winning blocks, and wrapping up his tackles.
In Cleveland, he's gonna be a backup free safety to Grant Delpit. Even if Delpit goes down Cleveland still has John Johnson III and Ronnie Harrison at safety with Sheldrick Redwine as a backup.
Damar Hamlin will enter Cleveland pushing Redwine to the fourth best safety on the Cleveland Browns depth chart. He may start out as the number five safety in Training Camp. There's no guarantee he'd make the Cleveland Browns 53-man roster at that point, but I'm guessing Hamlin would find a way on the 53-man roster.
New Orleans replaces Trey Hendrickson with Patrick Johnson. New Orleans has Cameron Jordan at one of the 4-3 defensive end spots. They need their 2018 first round pick Marcus Davenport to step up. Otherwise, Patrick Johnson will have to come in as a rookie and make the same kind of impact that Hendrickson made. I think Johnson can make that kind of impact in due time. he embarassed East Carolina D'Ante Smith on film against East Carolina when he had 3.5 sacks against East Carolina.
Green Bay drafts their second receiver in this draft after taking D'Wayne Eskridge in the third round. Austin Watkins Jr. is taller than D'Wayne Eskridge meaning he's got a better shot of supplanting Allen Lazard for the number two role across from DaVante Adams.
Green Bay now has DaVante Adams and Allen Lazard on the outside. You also got D'Wayne Eskridge, Austin Watkins Jr., Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Equanimeous St. Brown pushing for the slot receiver job with the three losers of that competion as great depth players at wide receiver for Aaron Rodgers. With this much wide receiver depth, Aaron Rodgers should be able to make a push for the NFC once again.
Hamlicar Rashed Jr. is the best 3-4 outside linebacker left on the board at this point. At one point he was considered a second round pick after a strong 2019 campaign. Baltimore could be getting a steal at 136 if he reverts to his 2019 form.
Tampa Bay has Carlton Davis who is good enough to be the teams field cornerback. Sean Muprhy-Bunting and Jamil Dean are both players that are serviceable starters, but nothing spectacular. That's what Thomas Graham Jr. is at this point too, but he gives Tampa Bay some depth at cornerback.
Here is our interview of Thomas Graham Jr. from the 2021 Reese's Senior Bowl. You can click the link below to listen to that recorded press conference of Oregon cornerback Thomas Graham Jr..
Dallas got this compensation pick at 138 when Robert Quinn signed with the Chicago Bears at 3-4 left outside linebacker which is why they got this pick. Dallas is going to use this pick to get a third cornerback for depth. Dallas grabs Thomas Graham Jr.'s cornerback teammate Deommodore Lenoir here. Dallas took two to three cornerbacks in the 2020 NFL Draft so don't put it past the Dallas Cowboys to do that again.
New England got this compensation pick at 139 because Kyle Van Noy signed a big contract with the Miami Dolphins as a 3-4 left outside linebacker. New England brought back Kyle Van Noy in this years Free Agency Period after Miami cut Kyle Van Noy after only one season. New England drafts a second wide receiver for Cam Newton following Julian Edelman's retirement.
The 5-10 186 lb Cade Johnson was the go-to-guy on South Dakota State. South Dakota State did not play in 2020 due to Covid-19. Cade Johnson did well at the 2021 Reese's Senior Bowl against NFL competition at cornerback after not playing NFL competition on film. He can run all 30 routes just like one of his predecesors Jake Weineke, but he has the NFL game speed that Weineke lacked.
I posted a film cut of Cade Johnson versus North Dakota State on my Youtube Channel. I ended up posting two South Dakota State film cuts from 2019 featuring Cade Johnson on my Youtube channel because this guy showed leadership traits even with a backup quarterback coming in for the injured starter.
Pittsburgh got this compensation pick at 140 because Javon Hargrave signed a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles at defensive tackle. Pittsburgh gets a replacement for Bud Dupree by getting a 3-4 outside linebacker for depth behind T.J. Watt and Alex Hightower.
Right now Zach Banner and Chukwuma Okorafor are the starting left tackles on Pittsburgh. I don't think Hudson is a future starter at left tackle, but both of those offensive tackles are right tackles at best so drafting Hudson can't hurt at this point.
The Los Angeles Rams got this compensation pick at 141 because linebacker Corey Litteton signed a contract with the Las Vegas Raiders. Los Angeles uses this pick to get a replacement to Michael Brockers here.
The Green Bay Packers got this compensation pick at 142 because 3-4 middle linebacker Blake Martinez signed a contract with the New York Giants. Green Bay uses this pick to get an offensive tackle for depth.
Left tackle David Bahktiari and right tackle Billy Turner will remain the starting offensive tackles. Adrian Ealy is a good backup right tackle for depth behind Billy Turner and a viable replacement to Rick Wagner.
The Minnesota Vikings got this compensation pick at 143 because cornerback Trae Waynes signed a contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. Minnesota uses this pick to get a second 4-3 defensive tackle to compliment Cam Sample.
The 6-4 283 lb Milton Williams had a mind boggling 30 quarterback hurries and 10 tackles for a loss in 2020. Williams entered the draft at 271 lbs, but added 12 lbs of muscle before impressing NFL scouts at Lousiana Tech's Pro Day.
I was debating between Milton Williams and Marvin Wilson as options for the Milton Williams at 143. He's talented enough to start right away on Minnesota's defense.
The Kansas City Chiefs got this compensation pick at 144 because cornerback Kendall Fuller signed a contract with the Washington Redskins before they rebranded their team and changed their team name to the Washington Football Team. Kansas City gets a third linebacker for their defense.
Tuf Borland played all three 4-3 linebacker spots at Ohio State just like Baron Browning and Pete Werner. Tuf Borland is a great value pick in the fourth round.
Here is our interview of Tuf Borland from the 2021 Reese's Senior Bowl. You can click the link below to listen to that recorded press conference of Ohio State linebacker Tuf Borland.