Complete Draft Analysis
Now that the draft is in the books, let’s take a look at how the teams did.
New York Giants Round Pick Player Position School 1 6 Daniel Jones QB Duke 1 17 Dexter Lawrence DT Clemson 1 30 DeAndre Baker CB Georgia 3 95 Oshane Ximines Edge Old Dominion 4 108 Julian Love CB Notre Dame 5 143 Ryan Connelly LB Wisconsin 5 171 Darius Slayton WR Auburn 6 180 Corey Ballentine CB Washburn 7 232 George Asafo-Adjei G Kentucky 7 245 Chris Slayton DT Syracuse
The Giants may have reached for Daniel Jones, but Dave Gettleman says he is “absolutely certain” at least 2 other teams would’ve taken him before pick 17. They clearly targeted the secondary, drafting three corners. They also drafted a possible replacement for Damon Harrison in the middle of the defensive line. They probably could’ve used another offensive lineman.
Washington Redskins Round Pick Player Position School 1 15 Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio St 1 26 Montez Sweat DE Mississippi St 3 76 Terry McLaurin WR Ohio St 4 112 Bryce Love RB Stanford 4 131 Wes Martin G Indiana 5 153 Ross Pierschbacher C Alabama 5 173 Cole Holcomb LB North Carolina 6 206 Kelvin Harmon WR North Carolina St 7 227 Jimmy Moreland CB James Madison 7 253 Jordan Brailford DE Oklahoma St
Washington had one of the best drafts. The quarterback they wanted fell right in their laps, and they traded back up into the first round to grab, in my opinion, a top 10 draft talent at defensive end. They have invested many first-round picks along the defensive front, and it looks to be incredibly strong this season. They got their quarterback a familiar receiving target and landed a game changing running back (at least when healthy.)
Dallas Cowboys Round Pick Player Position School 2 58 Trysten Hill DT UCF 3 90 Connor McGovern G Penn State 4 128 Tony Pollard RB Memphis 5 158 Michael Jackson CB Miami 5 165 Joe Jackson DE Miami 6 213 Donovan Wilson S Texas A&M 7 218 Mike Weber RB Ohio St 7 241 Jalen Jelks DE Oregon
The Cowboys added talent to the defensive front. Hill was drafted earlier than I expected, but he’s a great player. They also got two defensive ends I thought would might go a little higher. Weber is a power runner who can also do well in the open field. Pollard was drafted as a RB, but I see him as more of a slot receiver/kick returner. I thought they’d prioritize safety earlier after all the talk about Earl Thomas this offseason, but Wilson does an excellent job coming downhill and makes tackles. I haven’t seen much of him in coverage.
Philadelphia Eagles Round Pick Player Position School 1 22 Andre Dillard OT Washington St 2 53 Miles Sanders RB Penn State 2 57 JJ Arcega-Whiteside WR Stanford 4 138 Shareef Miller DE Penn State 5 167 Clayton Thorson QB Northwestern
The Eagles did well in this draft. Dillard is their future left tackle. Sanders is an all around back that constantly makes plays. Philly is much better when they have a good running game, something that has been strongly affected by injuries. They also added a physical, big play and redzone receiving threat in Arcega-Whiteside.
Detroit Lions Round Pick Player Position School 1 8 TJ Hockenson TE Iowa 2 43 Jahlani Tavai LB Hawaii 3 88 Will Harris S Boston College 4 111 Austin Bryant DE Clemson 5 146 Amani Oruwariye CB Penn State 6 184 Travis Fulgham WR Old Dominion 6 186 Ty Johnson RB Maryland 7 224 Isaac Nauta TE Georgia 7 229 PJ Johnson DT Arizona
Like I’ve said, Hockenson isn’t the guy I wanted at 8, but he’s a great tight end and definitely not another Eric Ebron. The Tavai pick has fans upset, but he was so under-the-radar most (including me) haven’t seen him play. Colts fans were just as upset with the Darius Leonard pick last year. I’m NOT saying he’s Darius Leonard. I’m just saying you can’t evaluate a player just based on his school, so save your judgement until you have some actual evidence. Harris was drafted early, but I’m okay with the pick (didn’t need to trade up to get him, though). They finally added another pass rusher in the fourth and got a STEAL in the 5th round. They probably should’ve drafted a guard somewhere, but they signed a good undrafted one in Wisconsin’s Beau Benzschawel.
Minnesota Vikings Round Pick Player Position School 1 18 Garrett Bradbury G/C NC State 2 50 Irv Smith Jr TE Alabama 3 88 Alexander Mattison RB Boise St 4 114 Dru Samia G Oklahoma 5 162 Cameron Smith LB USC 6 190 Armon Watts DL Arkansas 6 191 Marcus Epps S Wyoming 6 193 Oli Udoh OL Elon 7 217 Kris Boyd CB Texas 7 239 Dillon Mitchell WR Oregon 7 247 Olabisi Johnson WR Colorado St 7 250 Austin Cutting LS Air Force
Minnesota drafted 2 interior offensive linemen that I love, and one that I see potential in (Udoh). Mattison fits their running style. Don’t love Irv Smith, but he was a playmaker in college. Some are saying Kris Boyd was a steal, but I don’t share that opinion.
Green Bay Packers Round Pick Player Position School 1 12 Rashan Gary DE Michigan 1 21 Darnell Savage S Maryland 2 44 Elgton Jenkins OL Mississippi St 3 75 Jace Sternberger TE Texas A&M 5 150 Kingsley Keke DT Texas A&M 6 185 Ka’dar Hollman CB Toledo 6 194 Dexter Williams RB Notre Dame 7 226 Ty Summers LB TCU
Questionable first-round picks. I don’t like Gary. Savage was a bit of a reach, but I think he’s a good player. Jenkins adds talent and versatility to a weak offensive line. Sternberger is a great fit for their passing game. Excellent weapon for Rodgers. Summers is a late round guy who could surprise.
Chicago Bears Round Pick Player Position School 3 73 David Montgomery RB Iowa St 4 126 Riley Ridley WR Georgia 6 205 Duke Shelley CB Kansas St 7 222 Kerrith Whyte Jr RB Florida Atlantic 7 238 Stephen Denmark CB Valdosta St
Good draft from Chicago, but mostly just the first 2 picks. They traded away Jordan Howard in the offseason but landed a better version of him in Montgomery. Ridley was a top 50 prospect to everyone but slid all the way to the 4th round. He’ll be a great fit for Nagy’s offensive system.
New Orleans Saints Round Pick Player Position School 2 48 Erik McCoy C Texas A&M 4 105 Chauncey Gardner-Johnson S Florida 6 177 Saquan Hampton S Rutgers 7 231 Alize Mack TE Notre Dame 7 244 Kaden Elliss LB Idaho
The Saints addressed a glaring need with their first pick, drafting Eric McCoy as a replacement for recently retired center Max Unger. They used the rest if their picks to mostly add to the defense. Gardner-Johnson is one of the best safeties in this class, and I’m surprised he lasted this long. (There are reports he had bad interviews with teams).
Carolina Panthers Round Pick Player Position School 1 16 Brian Burns OLB Florida St 2 37 Greg Little OT Ole Miss 3 100 Will Grier QB West Virginia 4 115 Christian Miller Edge Alabama 5 154 Jordan Scarlett RB Florida 6 212 Dennis Daley OT South Carolina 7 237 Terry Godwin WR Georgia
Carolina seems to always have great pass rushers. With Julius Peppers retiring, they need to add a replacement. Burns has great promise. His only question is if he can be the same kind of player with the weight he’s added on. Grier is great insurance for Cam. Godwin wasn’t completely productive in college, but I still expected him to be picked sooner.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Round Pick Player Position School 1 5 Devin White LB LSU 2 39 Sean Bunting CB Central Michigan 3 94 Jamel Dean CB Auburn 3 99 Mike Edwards S Kentucky 4 107 Anthony Nelson DE Iowa 5 145 Matt Gay K Utah 6 208 Scott Miller WR Bowling Green 7 215 Terry Beckner DT Missouri
The Bucs got their man in the middle to replace Kwon Alexander. They took a big chance on a couple corners. Bunting fits the profile of an NFL corner but hasn’t played against the top competition. Dean is a real head-scratcher for me. I get that he had incredible offseason workouts, but he’s had multiple knee injuries. You don’t draft guys with that history in the 3rd round. Edwards and Nelson will be nice pieces to add to that defense.
Atlanta Falcons Round Pick Player Position School 1 14 Chris Lindstrom G Boston College 1 31 Caleb McGary OT Washington 4 111 Kendall Sheffield CB Ohio St 4 135 John Cominsky DE Charleston (WV) 5 152 Qadree Ollison RB Pittsburgh 5 172 Jordan Miller CB Washington 6 203 Marcus Green WR Louisiana Monroe
Each of these picks was a bit of a reach, but I like how Lindstrom plays. I think he’ll be a top NFL guard eventually. McGary can be an average starting tackle. Cominsky is intriguing with his size and athleticism, and Sheffield gets beat too much for my liking.
Seattle Seahawks Round Pick Player Position School 1 29 LJ Collier DE TCU 2 47 Marquise Blair S Utah 2 64 DK Metcalf WR Ole Miss 3 88 Cody Barton LB Utah 4 120 Gary Jennings Jr WR West Virginia 4 124 Phil Haynes G Wake Forest 4 132 Ugo Amadi S Oregon 5 142 Ben Burr-Kirven LB Washington 6 204 Travis Homer RB Miami 6 209 Demarcus Christmas DT Florida St 7 236 John Ursua WR Hawaii
Collier is a reach in the first round, more of a run stopper than pass rusher. Blair is a big safety who fits the Seattle profile. Metcalf and Jennings will add explosiveness to their passing game. Barton was a bit over-drafted but will eventually be a contributor. Ursua is returning form injury but is a quality slot receiver.
LA Rams Round Pick Player Position School 2 61 Taylor Rapp S Washington 3 70 Darrell Henderson RB Memphis 3 79 David Long CB Michigan 3 97 Bobby Evans OT Oklahoma 4 134 Greg Gaines DT Washington 5 169 David Edwards OL Wisconsin 7 243 Nick Scott S Penn State 7 251 Dakota Allen LB Texas Tech
The Rams drafted guys who fit their defense (and the defenses in the division). Rapp is a big box safety with a little bit of range, a perfect fit for this team. Nick Scott and Dakota Allen are great late round values for me. Gaines is a big nose tackle who can rush the passer and stop the run. Henderson provides depth at running back if the injury bug hits again, and Edwards is from a great offensive line program but may move inside to guard.
Arizona Cardinals Round Pick Player Position School 1 1 Kyler Murray QB Oklahoma 2 33 Byron Murphy CB Washington 2 62 Andy Isabella WR UMass 3 65 Zach Allen DE Boston College 4 103 Hakeem Butler WR Iowa St 5 139 Deionte Thompson S Alabama 6 174 Keesean Johnson WR Fresno St 6 179 Lamont Gaillard OL Georgia 7 248 Joshua Miles OT Morgan St 7 249 Michael Dogbe DT Temple 7 254 Caleb Wilson TE UCLA
For the most part, I love what Arizona did. The only thing I would change is not waiting so long to draft offensive linemen. Kingsbury’s offense relies on getting passes off quick, but they had big problems protecting their quarterbacks last year. Other than that, they added guys that perfectly fit their offense. Murray is a guy who’s been running at least some version of that offense for years. I’m excited to see what Andy Isabella’s speed adds, too. Butler needs to get better hands. Imagine defending a QB with Murray’s abilities and a receiving corps that includes these guys PLUS Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk. They also made a couple great additions to Patrick Peterson in the secondary.
San Francisco 49ers Round Pick Player Position School 1 2 Nick Bosa DE Ohio St 2 36 Deebo Samuel WR South Carolina 3 67 Jalen Hurd WR Baylor 4 110 Mitch Wishnowsky P Utah 5 148 Dre Greenlaw LB Arkansas 6 176 Kaden Smith TE Stanford 6 183 Justin Skule OT Vanderbilt 6 198 Tim Harris CB Virginia
Bosa will add a presence to a still-building defensive front. Samuel is my favorite pick here. He’s an amazing weapon for Garoppolo to have, a dynamic receiver. Jalen Hurd is still learning the position a bit but has the size and athleticism to be a starter level player. Nothing really sticks out from their late-round picks, other than THEY DRAFTED A PUNTER!
New England Patriots Round Pick Player Position School 1 32 N’Keal Harry WR Arizona St 2 45 JoeJuan Williams CB Vanderbilt 3 77 Chase Winovich DE Michigan 3 87 Damien Harris RB Alabama 3 101 Yodny Cajuste OL West Virginia 4 118 Hjalte Froholdt OL Arkansas 4 133 Jarrett Stidham QB Auburn 5 159 Byron Cowart DL Maryland 5 163 Jake Bailey P Stanford 7 252 Ken Webster CB Ole Miss
New England is New England. Lose your biggest receiving target and redzone threat (Gronk), go get another one (Harry). He’s not going to be Gronk level, but he’s got a great combination of player traits that are coveted in receivers. Williams gives them a young corner with a high ceiling. Winovich’s motor and work ethic are a perfect match for the Patriot culture, love the fit. Harris adds to a committee backfield, Stidham is a developmental QB (will he be Brady’s successor?), and they grab a couple of the developmental offensive lineman that Dante Scarnecchia excels at coaching.
New York Jets Round Pick Player Position School 1 3 Quinnen Williams DT Alabama 3 68 Jachai Polite Edge Florida 3 93 Chuma Edoga OT USC 4 121 Trevon Wesco TE West Viriginia 5 157 Blake Cashman LB Minnesota 6 196 Blessuan Austin CB Rutgers
The Jets used free agency to add offensive weapons to the team and the draft to add to the defense. Williams is a fantastic addition to the rest of the defensive line. Cashman is a great value in the 5th, he should be no worse than a good backup during his career, but I expect him to be more. Polite is another guy I don’t have highly rated. He’s never stood out to me when I see him play, and he’s gotten slower this offseason as he’s added weight.
Buffalo Bills Round Pick Player Position School 1 9 Ed Oliver DT Houston 2 38 Cody Ford OL Oklahoma 3 74 Devin Singletary RB Florida Atlantic 3 96 Dawson Knox TE Ole Miss 5 147 Vosean Joseph LB Florida 6 181 Jaquan Johnson S Miami 7 225 Darryl Johnson LB North Carolina A&T 7 228 Tommy Sweeney TE Boston College
Buffalo got a steal in the first round, and the loss of Kyle Williams makes it a phenomenal fit. It wouldn’t have surprised me to see them pick Ford in the first-round if Oliver had not been available. Singletary had an excellent college career and finds himself in a spot with great backs to learn from. Vosean Joseph is another guy I think will make an impact.
Miami Dolphins Round Pick Player Position School 1 13 Christian Wilkins DT Clemson 3 78 Michael Deiter G Wisconsin 5 151 Andrew Van Ginkel LB Wisconsin 6 202 Isaiah Prince OT Ohio St 7 233 Chandler Cox FB Auburn 7 234 Myles Gaskin RB Washington
Miami is clearly rebuilding but made some headlines this weekend with their trade for Josh Rosen. They also added good players in the trenches on both sides of the ball. Christian Wilkins will be a stud in the NFL. He checks just about every box on and off the field. Deiter is capable of being a starter. This pick reminds me of when the Lions took Graham Glasgow in the 3rd round a couple years ago. I would expect a similar kind of growth with Deiter, especially with the guy who was Glasgow’s first head coach (Jim Caldwell) on Miami’s staff.
Pittsburgh Steelers Round Pick Player Position School 1 10 Devin Bush LB Michigan 3 66 Diontae Johnson WR Toledo 3 83 Justin Layne CB Michigan St 4 122 Benny Snell RB Kentucky 5 141 Zach Gentry TE Michigan 6 175 Sutton Smith Edge Northern Illinois 6 192 Isaiah Buggs DL Alabama 6 207 Ulysees Gilbert LB Akron 7 219 Derwin Gray OL Maryland
Possibly my favorite draft. The Steelers got “Steeler guys.” Bush is the speedy linebacker in the middle that they’ve needed since the Ryan Shazier injury. Layne in the 3rd is another STEAL. He’s the perfect corner for this kind of defense, fits the Steeler mentality, and fits the new profile of a typical NFL corner. Snell is a hard-nosed runner that fits the Steeler running style. He won’t blow anyone away with his speed, but he runs downhill and is difficult to tackle. They added versatility on day 3 with guys who can play multiple positions.
Cincinnati Bengals Round Pick Player Position School 1 11 Jonah Williams OL Alabama 2 52 Drew Sample TE Washington 3 72 Germaine Pratt LB NC State 4 104 Ryan Finley QB NC State 4 125 Renell Wren DT Arizona St 4 136 Michael Jordan OL Ohio St 6 182 Trayveon Williams RB Texas A&M 6 210 Deshaun Davis LB Auburn 6 211 Rodney Anderson RB Oklahoma 7 223 Jordan Brown CB South Dakota St
Added a good piece for the o-line, regardless of which position he actually plays, in Williams. They reached a bit for Sample, but the more I watched his game, the more I liked. I believe he will live up to that 2nd round value. With Eifert’s injury history, they needed to add another tight end. Pratt is another guy they reached for a little, but I also think he’ll live up to his selection. Jordan will be a depth offensive lineman. Anderson and Brown are maybe their best picks. When healthy, Anderson was one of the best running backs in college football. Brown hasn’t had the exposure that the bigger names have had but is impressive when you watch him play.
Cleveland Browns Round Pick Player Position School 2 46 Greedy Williams CB LSU 3 80 Sione Takitaki LB BYU 4 119 Sheldrick Redwine S Miami 5 155 Mack Wilson LB Alabama 5 170 Austin Seibert K Oklahoma 6 189 Drew Forbes OL SE Missouri St 7 221 Donnie Lewis Jr CB Tulane
The hype keeps going for Cleveland. Not only do they have what should be an electric offense and several defensive pieces, but they added another potential top 10 pick without having a first-round selection. Immediately after the season, Greedy Williams was the consensus best corner in this draft. Concerns about his physicality and ability to tackle led him to fall to the middle of the second round. Cleveland now has a potentially lethal tandem of corners with Williams and Denzel Ward. Takitaki is a raw prospect, who can be a good player given the right coaching.
Baltimore Ravens Round Pick Player Position School 1 25 Marquise Brown WR Oklahoma 3 85 Jaylon Ferguson DE Louisiana Tech 3 93 Miles Boykin WR Notre Dame 4 113 Justice Hill RB Oklahoma St 4 123 Ben Powers G Oklahoma 4 127 Iman Marshall CB USC 5 160 Daylon Mack DT Texas A&M 6 197 Trace McSorley QB Penn State
There seems to be a theme here: speed, speed, speed. QB Lamar Jackson is now the starter in Baltimore, and his best-known asset is probably his ability to run. This draft absolutely caters to that ability. Marquise Brown is lightning fast, and can blow the top off the defense whenever he wants. Temper expectations for now because we need to see how his foot injury heals, but if he’s fully healthy, I expect great things. Boykin’s size would suggest he’s a possession receiver, but he was one of the 10 fastest receivers at the combine. Hill made a name as a speed back in college. Defensively, it’s interesting that they drafted the guy who broke Terrell Suggs’ college sack record.
Jacksonville Jaguars Round Pick Player Position School 1 7 Josh Allen DE Kentucky 2 35 Jawaan Taylor OT Florida 3 69 Josh Oliver TE San Jose St 3 98 Quincy Williams LB Murray St 5 140 Ryquell Armstead RB Temple 6 178 Gardner Minshew QB Washington St 7 235 Dontavious Russell DT Auburn
Jacksonville was lucky Allen fell as far as he did. I can’t remember seeing such a no-brainer pick. In the second round, they got an offensive lineman many experts thought they might pick in the first. They also needed to add weapons for new QB Nick Foles, and Josh Oliver gives them a legitimate threat at the tight end position. He needs to work on his blocking, but he’s superb in the receiving game.
Tennessee Titans Round Pick Player Position School 1 19 Jeffery Simmons DT Mississippi St 2 51 AJ Brown WR Ole Miss 3 82 Nate Davis G Charlotte 4 115 Amani Hooker S Iowa 5 168 D’Andre Walker Edge Georgia 6 188 David Long LB West Virginia
Their first rounder won’t help this season, but Simmons will be a force for years to come. I’ve had him pegged as a first rounder for years. AJ Brown is a 1000-yard receiver, adding some juice to a lackluster passing attack. Nate Davis should be a starter for most of his career. I love David Long in the sixth. He’s undersized but uses it to his advantage and consistently makes plays. There’s a place for him in this league, even if it’s just on special teams.
Houston Texans Round Pick Player Position School 1 23 Tytus Howard OL Alabama St 2 54 Lonnie Johnson CB Kentucky 2 55 Max Scharping OL Northern Illinois 3 86 Kahale Warring TE San Diego St 5 161 Charles Omenihu DL Texas 6 195 Xavier Crawford CB Central Michigan 7 220 Cullen Gillaspia FB Texas A&M
A couple reaches here. Howard is one, but he was not going to be there when they made their next pick, so I understand the choice. You NEED to protect your franchise quarterback. Lonnie Johnson isn’t great to me. He could be a solid pro, sure, but I see him as a low floor not high enough ceiling player. Scharping has position versatility and will, at worst, become a rotational lineman. I really like Warring’s fit in this offense. Sure, they’ve had some decent tight ends in the past, but he’s better than all of them. He can run block and has the speed, size, and athleticism to be a complete mismatch in the passing game. Omenihu is also a great prospect. He’s long, led the Big 12 in sacks last season, and can play defensive tackle or defensive end.
Indianapolis Colts Round Pick Player Position School 2 34 Rock Ya-Sin CB Temple 2 49 Ben Banogu Edge TCU 2 59 Parris Campbell WR Ohio St 3 89 Bobby Okereke LB Stanford 4 109 Khari Willis S Michigan St 5 144 Marvel Tell S USC 5 164 EJ Speed LB Tarleton St 6 199 Gerri Green OLB Mississippi St 7 240 Jackson Barton OT Utah 7 246 Javon Patterson OL Ole Miss
I was high on Ya-Sin a while back, but since then I’ve realized he’s not what I initially thought. He’ll be in the right spots but not quite make the play. That’ll need to change for him to be successful in the NFL. Banogu can rush the passer and set the edge either as a line of scrimmage linebacker or a defensive end down in a stance. Okereke is, at worst, good depth. Willis has great instincts and is a sure tackler, while Tell is more of a blitzing box safety. Campbell tied for the fastest receiver at the combine and gives Andrew Luck even more to work with.
Oakland Raiders Round Pick Player Position School 1 4 Clelin Ferrell DE Clemson 1 24 Josh Jacobs RB Alabama 1 27 Johnathan Abram S Mississippi St 2 40 Trayvon Mullen CB Clemson 4 106 Maxx Crosby DE Eastern Michigan 4 129 Isaiah Johnson CB Houston 4 137 Foster Moreau TE LSU 5 149 Hunter Renfrow WR Clemson 7 230 Quinton Bell DE Prairie View A&M
I think they reached for Ferrell. He can be a good pro, but if there’s a first rounder that ends up as a “bust”, I’d pick either him or Bosa just because of how high they were drafted. Josh Jacobs is a great replacement for Marshawn Lynch. He runs similar between the tackles and can be a receiving threat. Abram is a heat-seeking missile in the secondary. Great day 3 picks. Crosby has the skills of an NFL d-end. Moreau is a great blocker and has the potential to become a good receiver once developed. LSU didn’t give him many opportunities to do so. Renfrow’s a grinder with a great attitude and work ethic, so it’s no surprise Gruden took him.
Denver Broncos Round Pick Player Position School 1 20 Noah Fant TE Iowa 2 41 Dalton Risner OL Kansas St 2 42 Drew Lock QB Missouri 3 71 Dre’Mont Jones DT Ohio St 5 156 Justin Hollins LB Oregon 6 187 Juwann Winfree WR Colorado
Fant is immediately the best tight end in Denver. His blazing speed and size will be an incredible resource for Joe Flacco. Risner can play multiple positions on the offensive line and play them well. Lock has a strong arm. Elway won’t name him the QB of the future, but the writing seems to be on the wall. He’s in a great spot to develop. Denver always has great defenses, and here, they add a strong defensive tackle, who gets off the ball quick and can rush the passer, and a big linebacker, who can rush off the edge or step back and play off the ball.
LA Chargers Round Pick Player Position School 1 28 Jerry Tillery DT Notre Dame 2 60 Nasir Adderley S Delaware 3 91 Trey Pipkins OT Sioux Falls 4 130 Drue Tranquill LB Notre Dame 5 166 Easton Stick QB North Dakota St 6 200 Emeke Egbule LB Houston 7 242 Cortez Broughton DT Cincinnati
The Chargers did well. They desperately needed defensive tackles. Tillery gives them an inside presence that can do it all. He really stands out when you watch Notre Dame. Adderley comes from a great bloodline and has equally great ability. I expect him to do well in this league. Tranquill is a tough and passionate player. He’s resilient, and it shows on the field. Just needs to become a better pass defender.
Kansas City Chiefs Round Pick Player Position School 2 56 Mecole Hardman WR Georgia 2 63 Juan Thornhill DB Virginia 3 84 Khalen Saunders DT Western Illinois 6 201 Rashad Fenton CB South Carolina 6 214 Darwin Thompson RB Utah St 7 216 Nick Allegretti C Illinois
Well, Tyreek Hill is most likely gone. Hardman is a player who can replace him on the field with similar speed and big play ability. Kansas City doesn’t have a great group of receivers, so he’ll likely see quite a bit of playing time. I would’ve expected them to use more of their picks for their secondary. They may have been the worst in the league last year. Thornhill is a solid addition, as he mostly played safety but can also play a little corner. Thompson can make people miss in the open field and catch the ball out of the backfield. Saunders has the strength and athleticism to help up front and has great teammates to learn from in Chris Jones and Frank Clark.