The Bills could use an interior disruptor after trading away Marcell Dareus. <br> <br>
In 2017, Wilkins made 60 tackles with 8.5 for a loss and four sacks. He was disruptive at the point of attack, showing speed to create havoc behind the line of scrimmage. Wilkins is a great athlete for his size and has the versatility to play a variety of techniques. The 6-foot-4, 310-pounder has a nice skill set with upside and could also fit as a 3-4 defensive end. <br> <br>
Wilkins played well for Clemson in 2016 as part of a tough defensive line that controlled the point of attack. The sophomore had 48 tackles with 13 tackles for a loss, 3.5 sacks and 10 passes batted on the year. Because of injuries, Wilkins played a lot of defensive end. He showed nice athleticism and versatility, but is at his best on the inside, using his mismatch speed against guards. Wilkins made 33 tackles and two sacks as a freshman in 2015.
The Titans could use more edge rush and talent in their front seven. <br> <br>
Scouting sources told me they felt that Bryant has been playing his way into being a first-round-caliber prospect this season. He has been a dynamic speed rusher and a pass-rushing force for one of the best defenses in college football. In 2017, Bryant has 7.5 sacks with 47 tackles, 14.5 for a loss, one interception and two forced fumbles. He added to his sack total against Boston College and was a key contributor to Clemson limiting the Eagles to only seven points. The 6-foot-5, 265-pound Bryant is putting together a strong junior year that could have his name being called on the opening night of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Mike Maccagnan is a smart talent evaluator and team builder, so he will see that Ferrell is a stud edge rusher who could be a dynamic presence next to Leonard Williams.
Clemson has a defensive line that is comprised of future first-round picks, and some sources think that Ferrell created some of the big plays for the other Clemson defensive linemen in 2017. The 6-foot-5, 250-pound Ferrell has superb speed with athleticism and the ability to bend around the corner. On the season, he totaled 66 tackles with 18 tackles for a loss, 9.5 sacks, one pass batted and two forced fumbles. Fellow defensive end Austin Bryant spent 2017 playing himself into being early-rounder, but Bryant did well cleaning up a lot of scrambling quarterbacks running away from Ferrell. Ferrell looks like a future first-round pick in the 2018 or 2019 draft.
<i> 2017 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/20): Cam Robinson, OT </i>
The Panthers could use upgrades at right and left tackle. <br> <br>
Hyatt played well in 2016 and did his job to keep Deshaun Watson healthy. The 6-foot-5, 295-pounder had an impressive freshman season as the blind-side protector for Watson in 2015 as well. Not only did he help protect Watson, Hyatt did a nice job of opening holes for Wayne Gallman. Hyatt could use more strength for the NFL, but he is still a young player with time to develop. He also could be a candidate to move inside as a pro. <br> <br>
<u> <i> Pick change; previously Armani Watts, S </i> </u>