2019 NFL Draft Awards: Biggest Reach – Round 1

By Charlie Campbell.
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With the 2019 NFL Draft in the books, it is only fair to dish out some awards for a job well done by a number of teams across the NFL. It also doesn’t hurt to look at which teams may have made regrettable picks.

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Biggest Reach Round 1: Seattle Seahawks: L.J. Collier, DE, TCU
The Seahawks win this one for the second straight year. They traded down in Round 1, but then ended up not getting good value for their first-round pick. In speaking to sources from a variety of teams, Collier was graded as a mid-round pick, but the Seahawks reached on him in the top 30. At TCU while playing in a conference that throws the ball constantly and does not field many talented offensive lines, Collier’s best season of sack production was only six sacks, and the previous years saw him collect four and 4.5 sacks, respectively. He also had a good rusher on the other side from him in Ben Banogu who drew attention. There were sources at other teams who liked Collier’s run-defense skills because he is strong and plays hard. But they also felt he has a terrible, soft body that needs a lot of development for the NFL. In speaking to staffers at other teams, they felt that Collier was the biggest reach in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Honorable Mentions: Minnesota Vikings center Garrett Bradbury, Houston Texans offensive tackle Tytus Howard and Atlanta Falcons right tackle Kaleb McGary.

2018 Winner: Rashaad Penny, Seahawks
2017 Winner: Corey Davis, Titans
2016 Winner: Josh Garnett, 49ers
2015 Winner: Stephone Anthony, Saints
2014 Winner: JaWuan James, Dolphins
2013 Winner: Travis Frederick, Cowboys
2012 Winner: Bruce Irvin, Seahawks

Once again, pass along your thoughts on these awards and the 2019 NFL Draft. I may together a mail bag that answers questions/comments sent via email [email protected] or on Twitter @draftcampbell.








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