2019 NFL Mock Draft - Charlie Campbell




Charlie Campbell, Senior Draft Analyst
Last update: Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Round 2 added.
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2019 NFL MOCK DRAFT - WALT'S | CHARLIE'S ROUND: 1


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33. Indianapolis Colts: Emmanuel Hall, WR, Missouri

The Colts badly need some upgrades to their receiving corps.

In 2018, Hall has 18 receptions for 430 yards and three touchdowns. The 6-foot-1, 196-pounder was a big-play threat for Missouri in 2017, with his speed to stretch the field creating real problems for defenses. He averaged 25 yards per reception for 817 yards and eight touchdowns, which came on only 33 catches. Sources say Hall has motivation issues and needs to improve his hands because dropped passes are a problem. That being said, they acknowledged he is very fast and there is no doubt he can run.

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Rd: 1 Pk: 2  |  Rd: 2 Pk: 9









34. San Francisco 49ers: Kelvin Harmon, WR, N.C. State

The 49ers need more receiving talents to go with Marquise Goodwin.

In 2018, Harmon has 33 receptions for 534 yards and two touchdowns. He made a lot of clutch catches last season and was a good receiver for Ryan Finley. Harmon totaled 69 receptions for 1,017 yards with four touchdowns on the year.

The 6-foot-2, 218-pounder is thick, well-put-together wideout who has some quickness and nice hands, plus runs quality routes. He is more of a possessional Z - flanker - receiver for the NFL.

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Rd: 1 Pk: 3



35. Arizona Cardinals: Jamel Dean, CB, Auburn

The Cardinals grab a corner upgrade to go across from Patrick Peterson.

In 2018, Dean has seven tackles with one interception and three passes broken up. He had a strong sophomore season in 2017. On the year, he totaled 43 tackles with eight passes broken up. Some team sources have said they think Dean has a lot of potential. The 6-foot-2, 208-pounder has excellent size and could be even better in 2018 due to his increased experience.

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Rd: 1 Pk: 4



36. Atlanta Falcons: Chris Lindstrom, OT, Boston College

The Falcons gran an interior offensive line upgrade.

Lindstrom goes under the radar, but he is a really good blocker, and one can quickly tell that he is a pro-caliber offensive lineman. Lindstrom plays with good leverage and shows some heavy hands to manipulate defenders. While Lindstrom looks well put together, he shows some quickness to the second level and is more athletic than one would think from the eye ball test. Against the pass rush, Lindstrom uses his hands well with good placement and uses his hands to sustain his block. As a player, Lindstrom reminds me of the Chicago Bears' Cody Whitehair. In the second or third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, Lindstrom would be a good fit and a plug-and-play starter.

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Rd: 1 Pk: 5







37. Oakland Raiders: Mack Wilson, ILB, Alabama

The Raiders could use a linebacker upgrade.

Wilson has 21 tackles with three passes broken up and an interception in 2018, but he has only been playing one half in most games due to Alabama blowing out so many opponents. In 2017, Wilson collected 40 tackles with 2.5 tackles for a loss, two passes batted and four interceptions.

Team sources say that Wilson (6-1, 238) has second-day potential for the 2019 NFL Draft. They love what he does in pass coverage with his rare instincts and ability to defend the pass. Inside linebackers with pass-coverage skills are always in demand, so if Wilson maintains that kind of play in coverage, there will be plenty of NFL teams hoping to land him.

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Rd: 1 Pk: 6  |  Rd: 1 Pk: 27



38. New York Giants: Jaylon Ferguson, DE, Louisiana Tech

The Giants need more talent edge-rushing talent.

In 2018, Ferguson has 24 tackles with 8.5 tackles for a loss, six sacks, one forced fumble and three passes broken up. He recorded 39 tackles with seven sacks and 9.5 tackles for a loss in 2017. After last season, sources told me that Ferguson didn't have a great year and should return to school for 2018. Ferguson had a huge 2016 season, racking up 14.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, two passes broken up, 16 tackles for a loss and 49 tackles. Ferguson impressed as a freshman as well with six sacks, 35 tackles and two forced fumbles.

Some sources are intrigued with Ferguson, while others aren't high on him. He could stand to grow stronger for the NFL.

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Rd: 1 Pk: 1



39. Houston Texans: Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama

The Texans need a long-term left tackle to protect Deshaun Watson. Martinas Rankin could play guard or right tackle, and Julie'n Davenport could also move to right tackle, if not be outright replaced.

Williams (6-4, 297) was a freshman starter at right tackle for Alabama in 2016 and did a nice job of opening holes in the ground game. He took over as the starting left tackle with Cam Robinson moving on to the NFL, and Williams played well on the blind side in 2017. He is an intelligent blocker who has the versatility to be effective in the run game and in pass protection. He also has size, flexibility and mobility. One AFC scout for National said they had Williams graded on the second day entering the 2018 season. They thought he may have to play at right tackle or guard in the NFL, but they said that he is very smart and reliable. With a good 2018, Williams could be a late first-round candidate given the need at the position across the league.

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Rd: 1 Pk: 8  |  Rd: 2 Pk: 10









40. Philadelphia Eagles: Bryce Love, RB, Stanford

Unless Jay Ajayi is re-signed, the Eagles could use more running back talent. Love would be a great fit in their offense.

In his three games of 2018, Love has averaged 4.3 yards per carry for 327 yards and three touchdowns. He also has six receptions for 34 yards. Love was impressive as a runner and pass blocker in Week 2 against USC.

Team sources say that Love is better than other smaller backs who have gone in the first round, like David Wilson or Jahvid Best. They think that Love is more on a par with Chris Johnson coming out of East Carolina, except Love isn't as straight-line fast as Johnson, but possesses more elusiveness and moves in the open field. While Love is extremely fast, he is a tougher running back than one would think given his size. He has excellent balance and is able to pick up yards after contact. Scouts have told me that they rate Love higher than Christian McCaffrey for the ability to run between the tackles in the NFL. Love has great vision that, combined with his speed, makes him deadly. One college director told me, "If the other nine guys do their job for a few seconds, this guy is gone."

In 2017, Love averaged a staggering 8.1 yards per carry for 2,118 yards with 19 touchdowns. He also caught six passes for 33 yards. Sources say Love has more receiving potential for the NFL than the numbers illustrate.

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Rd: 1 Pk: 9  |  Rd: 2 Pk: 25



41. Indianapolis Colts: Oshane Ximines, DE, Old Dominion

The Colts could use a third pass-rusher to go with Jabaal Sheard and Margus Hunt.

Ximines has 33 tackles with 11 tackles for a loss, 7.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and two passes batted this season. In 2017, he recorded 44 tackles with 14 tackles for a loss, 8.5 sacks, three passes batted and four forced fumbles. He had 7.5 sacks as a sophomore and five as a freshman.

Sources have told me that Ximines (6-3, 252) earned a preseason selection on teams' watch list as a prospect for the first four rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft. Ximines might fit best as a 3-4 outside linebacker in the NFL, given his body type.

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Rd: 1 Pk: 2  |  Rd: 2 Pk: 1







42. Houston Texans: Bennie Snell, RB, Kentucky

The Texans get a long-term starter at running back.

In 2018, Snell has averaged 5.5 yards per carry for 699 yards with eight touchdowns. He has eight receptions for 47 yards.

Defenses sold out to stop Snell last year, but he still averaged 5.1 yards per carry for 1,333 yards with 19 touchdowns on 262 carries. He also had 10 receptions for 72 yards. Snell was fantastic in 2016, taking the SEC by storm. The freshman averaged 5.9 yards per carry that season for 1,091 yards with 13 touchdowns. He only received 186 carries and didn't play in the first two games of the year, so he could have produced a lot more. Snell split the workload with Stanley 'Boom' Williams that season.

The 5-foot-11, 222-pound Snell has good size with a burst and is a tough runner who picks up yards after contact.

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Rd: 1 Pk: 8  |  Rd: 2 Pk: 7



43. Buffalo Bills: Justice Hill, RB, Oklahoma State

The Bills will probably trade LeSean McCoy before long, which will leave them needing another running back to replace him.

The 5-foot-10, 185-pound Hill is an undersized back, but he is a natural runner with the speed to break off long gains on any carry. He also is a good receiver who will fit well as a mismatch weapon in the passing game.

In 2018, Hill is averaging 6.4 yards per carry for 643 yards with seven touchdowns. He has six receptions for 32 yards as well. In 2017, Hill averaged 5.5 yards per carry for 1,347 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also was a good outlet receiver, catching 30 passes for 191 yards and a touchdown. In his freshman year, Hill averaged 5.5 yards per carry for 1,142 yards with six scores.

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Rd: 1 Pk: 12







44. Detroit Lions: Isaiah Buggs, DT, Alabama

The Lions have neglected the defensive line over the past few years, so they need add a lot of young talent there. Luckily for Detroit, the 2019 NFL Draft looks loaded with talent on the defensive line.

Buggs has played well for Alabama in 2018 with 21 tackles with 6.5 tackles for a loss, six sacks, one forced fumble and two passes batted. Against Texas A&M, he dominated with a huge performance, totaling 3.5 sacks.

Alabama is not a program that hits the junior-college ranks hard, but Buggs was an exception, and he surprisingly won a starting spot right away at Alabama. In 2017, Buggs had 51 tackles with four tackles for a loss and 1.5 sacks. Buggs looks improved after gaining year of experience in the SEC and is taking advantage of a lot of good blocking looks with Raekwon Davis and Quinnen Williams drawing attention next to him. Buggs has shown more pass-rush ability than many expected, but for the NFL, he is still more of a nose tackle in a 4-3 or 3-4 defense.

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Rd: 1 Pk: 13



45. Denver Broncos: Ryan Finley, QB, N.C. State

Unless the Denver brass really like Chad Kelly, the team could use an understudy for Case Keenum.

In 2018, Finley has completed 70 percent of his passes for 1,621 yards with 10 touchdowns and three interceptions. He was a good game-manager for the Wolfpack in 2017, completing 65 percent of his passes for 3,518 yards with 17 touchdowns and six interceptions. He made good decisions and protected the football well. In 2016, Finley completed 60 percent of his passes for 3,055 yards with 18 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

Scouts who did advance work for the 2019 NFL Draft were impressed with what they saw from Finley. There is a lot to like about him translating to the NFL. The most important trait for any quarterback is accuracy, which Finley has. Consistently, he demonstrates good ball placement to complete passes and keep the ball away from the defense. Finley makes good decisions and shows impressive ball security. He is adept at avoiding interceptions and rarely makes mistakes from being overly aggressive. Finley improved his deep-ball passing as a junior and made some beautiful throws downfield.

There are still a few things that Finley could stand to improve as a senior. Field vision is an issue for the next level as he can lock onto his primary read. Finley needs to move his eyes and work through progressions. Staring down his primary receiver will lead to interceptions.

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Rd: 1 Pk: 14







46. Dallas Cowboys: Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina

The Cowboys could use multiple wide receiver upgrades as the Dallas receiving corps is truly awful.

In 2018, Samuel has 26 receptions for 294 yards and three touchdowns. The 6-foot, 205-pounder is a speedy receiver who also has solid size to him. Samuel has shown soft hands and great athleticism to make difficult catches as well as to turn routine receptions into big plays.

Samuel was incredible to start the 2017 season. He had 15 receptions for 250 yards with three receiving touchdowns, one rushing touchdown and two kick-return touchdowns before a leg fracture sidelined him in the third game of the year. He totaled 59 receptions for 783 yards and a touchdown in 2016.

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Rd: 1 Pk: 7



47. Minnesota Vikings: Elgton Jenkins, C, Mississippi State

The Vikings could use more interior offensive line talent.

Jenkins (6-4, 304) is an athletic and quick interior blocker who has been very impressive for the Bulldogs over the past two seasons. Sources who did some advance work for the 2019 NFL Draft say that Jenkins impressed them and possesses early-round potential. Jenkins has good size to be a starting center in the NFL, and it will be interesting to see how he handles the change in offense under the new Mississippi State coaching staff. Jenkins also could be a candidate to move to guard.

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Rd: 1 Pk: 16



48. Cleveland Browns: Gerald Willis III, DT, Miami

The Browns grab a competitor as a possible replacement for Joe Thomas.

Multiple team sources have said they've been impressed with Willis this season. The senior defensive tackle has enjoyed a breakout year as he has been a very consistent performer for Miami. On the year, Willis has 23 tackles with 10.5 tackles for a loss and one pass batted.

The younger brother of Landon Collins, Willis (6-4, 285) has had a rough college career that started out at Florida before he transferred because of off-the-field issues. Last year, Willis took a leave from the team because of personal reasons.

Willis would probably fit best in the NFL as a three-technique, but he also has the potential to be a nose tackle in a 4-3. If his off-the-field issues check out okay, he could be a second-day pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

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Rd: 1 Pk: 17



49. Pittsburgh Steelers: Chase Winovich, DE, Michigan

Pittsburgh could use another edge rusher to go across from T.J. Watt. Winovich has the look of a quintessential Steeler.

In 2018, Winovich has 34 tackles with 10.5 for a loss, three sacks and a pass batted. He dominated Notre Dame to open the season. All night against the Fighting Irish, Winovich showed serious speed off the edge with the athleticism to dip underneath blockers and the strength to fight off the hands of blockers.

Winovich is able to use his hands and feet at the same time while seeing the field well. With his non-stop motor, he pursues plays all over the field. His physical look and style of play resembles Packers linebacker Clay Matthews.

Winovich (6-2, 258) is a gritty defender who was always around the ball for the Wolverines in 2017. He had an excellent season, totaling 79 tackles with 18 tackles for a loss, eight sacks and two forced fumbles. He had five sacks in the previous season. Given his length and weight issues, Winovich might be better off moving to 3-4 outside linebacker in the NFL.

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Rd: 1 Pk: 18



50. Green Bay Packers: Michael Deiter, OT, Wisconsin

The Packers could use some offensive line depth.

According to NFL teams' preseason data provided by team sources, Deiter checks in at 6-foot-4, 322 pounds. He is said to run the 40 in 5.35 seconds. His measurements include 32.63-inch arms, 11-inch hands, and a 78.5-inch wing span. His lack of length, short arms, and athleticism make him a better fit for guard in the NFL.

Deiter is playing guard in 2018, which is a better fit for him. He was the Badgers' replacement for Ryan Ramczyk at left tackle in 2017 and put together a solid season. Deiter has good size with some athleticism, but in this analyst's opinion, he definitely would be a better fit at guard in the NFL. Deiter is going to need to work on his feet and technique to handle NFL speed rushers if he plays tackle. He could stand to play with better leverage in the ground game to get more out of his size and weight.

If Deiter had entered the 2018 NFL Draft, he would have been more likely to be a second-day pick rather than a first-rounder. The 2017 Big Ten Championship game illustrated that Deiter was wise to return to Madison for 2018. He was not creating a push in the ground game and was reaching after pass-rushers too often. He seemed to be surprised at the speed of a Ohio State's defensive line. Nick Bosa in particular had success going against Deiter.

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Rd: 1 Pk: 15  |  Rd: 1 Pk: 29



51. Miami Dolphins: L.J. Scott, RB, Michigan State

The Dolphins grab some more talent at running back to go with Kenyan Drake.

In 2018, Scott has 30 carries for 103 yards with five receptions for 73 yards. Scott averaged 4.5 yards per carry in 2017 for 898 yards and eight touchdowns. He totaled 20 receptions for 146 yards and a touchdown as well. Scott ran for 994 yards on 184 carries - 5.4 average - with six touchdowns as a sophomore.

Sources think that the 6-foot-1, 229-pounder is more than just a power back. They like Scott's surprising speed and believe he has the athletic ability to be more than a North-South runner. He's patient and has feet that can make tacklers miss. He needs to work on his ball security though.

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Rd: 1 Pk: 20



52. Jacksonville Jaguars: Joe Jackson, DE, Miami

The Jaguars seem like they're going to let Dante Fowler leave in free agency. Here's an edge rusher to replace him.

In 2018, Jackson has 20 tackles with 7.5 for a loss, five sacks, two forced fumbles and three passes batted. He is a dangerous edge defender with a nose for the quarterback. Jackson possesses excellent speed off the edge to go along with length and size. The 6-foot-5, 258-pounder could grow into a solid base end for a 4-3 defense.

In 2017, Jackson totaled 59 tackles with 11.5 for a loss, 6.5 sacks, two passes batted and one forced fumble. He was impressive in his play against Notre Dame left tackle Mike McGlinchey, the ninth-overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and one of the 49ers' starting tackles. As a freshman, Jackson made 8.5 sacks.

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Rd: 1 Pk: 19



53. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Isaiah Prince, OT, Ohio State

The Bucs could use a young understudy at right tackle to the aging Demar Dotson.

Prince (6-6, 306) started at right tackle for the Buckeyes in 2016 and formed a nice tackle tandem with Jamarco Jones. Prince flipped to the blind side for his senior year as Jones' replacement.

Prince has good size with a NFL skill set. Per NFL teams' data shared by sources, Prince has arms that measure 35.75 inches. Sources say that he has a lot of twitch, but needs development with hand placement and technique. However, they say that Prince could be special once he learns how to play.

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Rd: 1 Pk: 22



54. Washington Redskins: Michael Jordan, OG, Ohio State

The Redskins could consider an addition at center or guard. Here's a good blocker to help them on the interior.

The Buckeyes have moved Jordan to center in 2018, which will make him more valuable for the NFL if he shows he can stick in the middle. The 6-foot-6, 312-pounder broke into the starting lineup as a freshman at guard and showed improvement in 2017 as a sophomore. Jordan should keep up the recent tradition of early-round interior line prospects from Ohio State. He has good size to go with strength and athleticism. By gaining experience and developing, Jordan could elevate his draft status.

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Rd: 1 Pk: 21



55. New England Patriots: Noah Fant, TE, Iowa

The Patriots grab a tight end to pair with Rob Gronkowski.

Fant has 19 receptions for 196 yards and five touchdowns in 2018. He hauled in 28 passes for 486 yards with 10 touchdowns as a sophomore last season.

Iowa has produced a lot of good tight end prospects in recent years, and Fant could keep that trend going after a breakout sophomore season. The 6-foot-5, 232-pounder has the makings of a good frame once he gets stronger. That will make him a better blocker for the NFL. He could have three-down starting potential with the ability to contribute as a receiver.

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Rd: 1 Pk: 24  |  Rd: 2 Pk: 28



56. Tennessee Titans: Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S, Florida

Tennessee grabs a safety to pair with Kevin Byard.

Gardner-Johnson has 41 tackles, six for a loss and two sacks in 2018.

Gardner-Johnson was a solid safety in 2017, helping in the run game and in pass defense. He totaled 58 tackles with seven passes broken up and two interceptions on the year. The 6-foot, 207-pounder flashed as a freshman in 2016 as a backup behind a secondary filled with NFL talent. Gardner-Johnson showed potential to also contribute in man coverage as he had with three interceptions over the final three games of 2016.

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Rd: 1 Pk: 23



57. Philadelphia Eagles: Blace Brown, CB, Troy

The Eagles may not re-sign Ronald Darby. Here's a cover corner to replace him.

Brown has 16 tackles and two passes batted so far this season. In 2017, he totaled 33 tackles with six passes broken up, five interceptions and a forced fumble.

Team sources told me that Brown (6-0, 183) was a player who really impressed them in 2017. The junior showed good hands against LSU last season, snatching an interception at the end of the fourth quarter to clinch Troy's shocking road upset. Evaluators like Brown's ball skills and instincts, but have concerns about Brown being a thinner-framed guy and how that could impact his pro career.

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Rd: 1 Pk: 9  |  Rd: 2 Pk: 8



58. Los Angeles Chargers: Carl Granderson, DE, Wyoming

The Chargers could use a third pass-rusher to go with Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram. The team's defense has really struggled with Bosa out, and over his three years in the league, Bosa has had durability challenges.

Granderson has 18 tackles with with three for a loss, two sacks, one interception and one pass batted this season. In 2017, he totaled 77 tackles with 16 tackles for a loss, 9.5 sacks, two interceptions and one forced fumble. He had four sacks as a sophomore.

Sources told me that Granderson earned a preseason selection on teams' watch lists as a prospect for the first through fourth rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-5, 261-pounder has a nice frame and could add weight in a pro strength and conditioning program. In the spring of 2018, Granderson had to recover from a UCL tear in his left elbow.

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Rd: 1 Pk: 25



59. Carolina Panthers: Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State

The Panthers could use another option to compete at left tackle.

Dillard (6-5, 306) is a player who created some positive buzz in the scouting community during the 2017 season. Sources say Dillard has some quickness and athletic ability to go with NFL size. He is fast to get out of his stance, plus has the ability to hit blocks on the second level. His quick feet and agility have impressed team sources for an NFL-sized blocker. Some team sources feel Dillard has left tackle potential for the NFL and felt better about him last year more than other highly touted tackle prospects like Washington's Trey Adams and Texas' Connor Williams. With his quality play protecting the blind side of Luke Falk, Dillard has turned himself into a player to watch for the 2019 NFL Draft.

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Rd: 1 Pk: 28



60. New England Patriots: Clayton Thorson, QB, Northwestern

The Patriots grab a quarterback to groom behind Tom Brady. Thorson would be a great fit for Bill Belichick and the culture in New England.

In 2018, Thorson has completed 62 percent of his pass for 1,300 yards with six touchdowns and five interceptions. He has had a solid start to the year for the most part. In the early going, Thorson did not look 100 percent yet as a runner, but he showed some improved ball placement and mechanics. Thorson played well against Michigan and then dominated Michigan State. His accuracy has been excellent, with some especially beautiful throws that lead Northwestern to a road win over the Spartans.

Scouts who were through Northwestern in the fall of 2017 told me that they were impressed with what they saw from Thorson (6-4, 227) on tape and in practice. He has shown that he has pro potential in terms of his skill set. Thorson can throw the deep out with a fastball that can be fit into tight windows. He also has quality mechanics with a quick delivery. Scouts say that Thorson has a strong arm, is very smart, athletic, a high-character locker room leader, and improved year over year. He made some mistakes from trying to do too much last year, but that was understandable because Thorson's supporting cast was truly awful with an offensive line that was horrendous and wide receivers incapable of separating or getting downfield. Some team sources say that, for the 2018 NFL Draft, they had given Thorson a second-round grade, and one general manager told me they had given Thorson a late second-round/early third-round grade.

In 2017, Thorson completed 60 percent of his passes for 2,844 yards with 15 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He had eight rushing touchdowns, too. As a sophomore, Thorson completed 59 percent of his passes for 3,182 yards with 22 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

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Rd: 1 Pk: 24  |  Rd: 2 Pk: 23



61. Cincinnati Bengals: Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida

The Bengals could use more offensive line talent.

Taylor (6-5, 340) played right tackle for the Gators in 2017 and has impressed some team evaluators. "Taylor at Florida is very talented with size, movement skills, and strength," said one scout. "His stock could boom with a strong season. He needs to be more consistent though." In the final two games of the 2017 season, Taylor started at left tackle for Florida. If he can't play on the blind side in the NFL, he could be a guard or right tackle.

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Rd: 1 Pk: 30



62. New Orleans Saints: Kendall Sheffield, CB, Ohio State

The Saints could use more cornerback talent around Marshon Lattimore.

Sheffield has 12 tackles, one interceptions and six breakups in 2018. As a sophomore, he totaled 40 tackles with nine passes broken up. The speedster Sheffield (5-11, 187) showed improvement over the course of the 2017 season, similar to teammate Damon Arnette. He could easily be improved in 2018 given his year of experience. Adding a little more weight to his frame would also help him.



63. Kansas City Chiefs: Brian Burns, DE, Florida State

The Chiefs could use multiple edge rushers from the 2019 NFL Draft. Tamba Hali is gone, while the disappointing Dee Ford is a free agent after this season. Additionally, Justin Houston has had injuries and is further along in his career.

Burns has 23 tackles with 9.5 tackles with a loss, seven sacks, three forced fumbles and two passes batted in 2018. In 2017, he totaled 48 tackles with 13.5 for a loss, 4.5 sacks and four passes batted, but also put more pressure on the quarterback than the numbers indicate. The 6-foot-5, 218-pounder notched 9.5 sacks in his debut season for Florida State and finished 2016 in impressive fashion.

Scouts have said that Burns has a ton of athletic ability and upside. He should gain weight as he ages and fill out to being a starting edge defender. Some sources think he should go back to school to grow stronger before going to the NFL.

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Rd: 1 Pk: 32  |  Rd: 2 Pk: 32



64. Kansas City Chiefs: Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State

The Chiefs could use an upgrade next to Eric Berry.

Abram has 43 tackles with one interception and two passes broken up so far in 2018. He totaled 71 tackles with five passes broken up and two forced fumbles last season.

In speaking with multiple area scouts who cover the Southeast, Abram received some praise for helping himself in 2017. He was a physical defender and around the ball consistently for the Bulldogs. Team evaluators feel that Abram is a solid player with starting potential. They like his physical style of play and the presence he provides on the back end. Abram is a violent enforcer in the middle of the field.

Click links to see the Chiefs' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 32  |  Rd: 2 Pk: 31



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