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This is a 2019 NFL Mock Re-Draft of Rounds 2 and 3 for Friday evening's NFL Draft coverage. With all of the trades that will go down, I don't expect to get many of these right, but it's still fun to speculate where the top prospects will go on Day 2 of the 2019 NFL Draft.
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Arizona Cardinals: Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State
The Cardinals need multiple offensive line upgrades to protect their young franchise quarterback. They can always kick a tackle inside to guard.
Risner (6-4, 312) is a gritty right tackle who might be better off moving inside to guard in the NFL. He is a dependable run blocker who can generate some movement in the ground game. As a senior, he was solid besides rough games against Mississippi State and Texas. A solid pass protector, Risner could use some development in the NFL for handling speed rushers.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Trayveon Williams, RB, Texas A&M
The Steelers have shown a lot of interest in running backs and could select another to compete to be Le'Veon Bell's replacement. At worst, Pittsburgh would have good depth with a rookie, James Conner and Jaylen Samuels. I've heard the Steelers like Williams.
Williams (5-8, 206) averaged 6.5 yards per carry in 2018 for 1,760 yards with 18 touchdowns. He also had 28 receptions for 278 yards and a touchdown. Williams was a good college player, but is a love/hate prospect in speaking with scouts. Some have him in the mid-rounds while others have him as a very late-rounder and nearly undrafted. Hence, Williams could go on Day 2 or very low.
San Francisco 49ers: Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama
The 49ers could use more talent at safety.
Thompson had a great start to 2018, and multiple team sources were raving about him, but he cooled down and disappointed in the back half of the season. He had an underwhelming game against Georgia and then turned in two very ugly performances against Oklahoma and Clemson in the college football playoffs. On the year, he totaled two interceptions, six passes broken up, three forced fumbles and 79 tackles. The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder has a good skill set, but he lacks instincts and after his hot start to 2018, he stopped making plays on the ball. Thompson was a backup to Minkah Fitzpatrick and Ronnie Harrison as a junior. Over limited playing time in 2017, Thompson had 25 tackles, a pass breakup and an interception.
New York Jets: Lonnie Johnson Jr., CB, Kentucky
The Jets want more cornerback talent.
Johnson totaled 23 tackles with four passes broken up in 2018. He was better than the numbers indicate, having done a nice job of limiting his receivers. The Wildcats had a good secondary in 2018, and Johnson was their best corner and reliable in coverage. His dependable play earned him an invitation to the Senior Bowl, and he performed well in Mobile, showing the ability to match up against big receivers. In 2017, Johnson had 41 tackles with five pass breakups. The 6-foot-2, 213-pound corner also has good speed for a big cornerback.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Elgton Jenkins, C, Mississippi State
The Jaguars could use more interior offensive line talent.
Jenkins (6-4, 310) is an athletic and quick interior blocker who was very impressive for the Bulldogs over the past two seasons. Sources who did some advance work for the 2019 NFL Draft said that Jenkins impressed them and possesses early-round potential. Jenkins has good size to be a starting center in the NFL and handled the change in offense under the new Mississippi State coaching staff well. Jenkins also could be a candidate to move to guard.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Chris Slayton, DT, Syracuse
The Bucs grab a versatile defensive lineman who can play a variety of techniques in a 4-3 or 3-4. He would fit well in Todd Bowles' variable defense.
Slayton was probably the best player at the East-West Shrine. The athletic tackle dominated in the pass-rushing one-on-ones, using speed, leverage and strength to consistently get the better of the offensive linemen. The 6-foot-3, 307-pound Slayton has shown the ability to play a variety of techniques on the defensive line and has the versatility to fit any NFL defense. He does a fantastic job of staying low and playing with good leverage while also utilizing the length that comes with his frame. In 2018, Slayton totaled 24 tackles with eight tackles for a loss, 3.5 sacks and a forced fumble.
Denver Broncos: Isaiah Johnson, CB, Houston
The Broncos could use multiple cornerbacks from this draft class.
In 2018, Johnson recorded 66 tackles with seven passes broken up and two interceptions. He is a tall corner who may have to move to safety in the NFL. As a junior, Johnson totaled 45 tackles with seven passes broken up and two interceptions. Johnson helped himself with a fast 40 at the combine. He has some struggles in coverage, but he has a good skill set, so he could be a mid-round pick.
Cincinnati Bengals: Mike Bell, S, Fresno State
The Bengals could use some help and competition at safety.
In 2018, Bell totaled 87 tackles with eight passes broken up and three interceptions. He notched 77 tackles with three breakups and a pick in 2017. Bell (6-2, 210) has good length and height to help him match up versus big receivers or tight ends. He could have the ability to contribute as a free and a strong safety in the NFL.
New England Patriots: Austin Bryant, DE/3-4OLB, Clemson
The Patriots could use multiple young edge rushers.
Some team sources think Bryant will end up being a second-day pick and shouldn't slip out of the mid-rounds. He totaled 43 tackles with 14.5 tackles for a loss and eight sacks in 2018. The year before, Bryant was a clean-up specialist who chased down ball-carriers after Clelin Ferrell, Christian Wilkins or Dexter Lawrence created disruption. For 2017, Bryant totaled 8.5 sacks with 50 tackles, 15.5 for a loss, one interception and two forced fumbles. The 6-foot-3, 271-pounder was probably smart to go back to school for 2018.
Buffalo Bills: Yodny Cajuste, OT, West Virginia
The Bills grab some offensive line depth and competition.
In speaking with sources, Cajuste (6-4, 312) was a preseason projection for NFL teams of being a prospect for the first four rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft. Cajuste had an ACL tear in 2016, but he came back to have a strong 2017 season, putting together a good season as the blind-side protector for Will Grier. The Miami native Cajuste has good athleticism and a pro build.
Green Bay Packers: Isaiah Prince, OT, Ohio State
The Packers grab another lineman to help protect Aaron Rodgers.
Prince (6-6, 305) started at right tackle for the Buckeyes in 2016 and formed a nice tackle tandem with Jamarco Jones. Prince then was decent as a senior. Prince has good size with an NFL skill set. Sources say that he has a lot of twitch, but needs development with hand placement and technique. However, they say that Prince could be solid once he learns how to play. He would fit best at right tackle or guard in the NFL.
Washington Redskins: Caleb Wilson, TE, UCLA
The Redskins could use some youth at tight end as their backups are old and Jordan Reed has had durability issues in his career.
Wilson totaled 60 catches for 965 yards and four touchdowns in 2018. The 6-foot-4, 240-pounder was phenomenal in 2017 as the most reliable receiving threat for Josh Rosen. Prior to a season-ending foot injury, Wilson recorded 38 receptions for 490 yards and one touchdown. He was instrumental in the legendary comeback over Texas A&M, hauling in 15 passes for 208 yards in that game. As a freshman in 2016, he turned 16 catches into 220 yards. Wilson is a quick tight end who runs good routes and is dangerous as a run-after-the-catch threat.
Carolina Panthers: Damien Harris, RB, Alabama
The Panthers could use a back to rotate in with Christian McCaffrey.
Harris averaged 5.8 yards per carry in 2018 for 876 yards and nine touchdowns. The senior also had 22 receptions for 204 yards. Harris averaged 7.4 yards per carry in 2017 for 1,000 yards with 11 touchdowns. He also notched 12 receptions for 91 yards. On only 145 carries in 2016, Harris averaged 7.2 yards per carry for 1,040 yards with two touchdowns. He had 14 receptions for 99 yards, too.
Harris' strong 2017 season saw him show off both enough speed to break off long runs and the physicality to run through tackles and pick up yards after contact. He also has some blocking and receiving ability for the passing game. In 2018, Harris picked up where he left off, and he looks like a complete back with three-down starting potential for the NFL. Sources told me that they were grading the 5-foot-10, 216-pound Harris on the second day for the 2018 NFL Draft if he had decided not to return to school. They compared him to the good version of Doug Martin.
Miami Dolphins: David Edwards, OT, Wisconsin
The Dolphins need a right tackle.
Some team sources have been very down on how Edwards played in 2018. "He played like s--t," one AFC national scout texted me. They have given him grades on the second day of the 2019 NFL Draft and felt that he wasn't nearly as good as his 2017 performance. Edwards is a right tackle for the NFL. He should have returned to school to improve before going pro, but he decided to enter the 2019 NFL Draft.
Edwards (6-6, 308) is a decent run blocker who has some strength and can manipulate defenders in the ground game. He does not have the feet, quickness or athleticism to be a left tackle in the NFL. The junior had ugly games against BYU, Michigan and Northwestern.
Los Angeles Rams: Germaine Pratt, ILB, N.C. State
The Rams could use more talent at inside linebacker.
Pratt (6-2, 240) came to N.C. State as a safety before growing into a linebacker. He is a tough defender at the point of attack with the speed to fly around the field and a physical, attacking style of play. In 2018, Pratt totaled 104 tackles with 10.5 for a loss, six sacks, two forced fumbles and three passes broken up. Pratt was only a 1-year starter in college and needs to develop his ability to take on and shed blocks. However, Pratt has a good skill set and could become a good starter after some grooming.
Cleveland Browns: Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State
The Browns grab a corner to form a tandem with Denzel Ward.
In a September Hot Press, we surveyed team scouts on who impressed them during fall training camp, and Oruwariye was one of players mentioned. He took that strong practice performance to the field, including interceptions in the first two games of the 2018 season. To go along with his three total picks, Oruwariye broke up 12 passes and notched 51 tackles. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder has excellent size for the NFL, but speed concerns push him down.
Oruwariye formed a tough cornerback tandem for Penn State in 2017 with Christian Campbell. Oruwariye was impressive with 28 tackles, eight passes broken up and four interceptions on the year. It was a big jump in ball production as he had one interception, one breakup and 23 tackles over the previous season.
Minnesota Vikings: Terrill Hanks, OLB, New Mexico State
The Vikings could draft some linebacker talent and have shown interest in Hanks.
In 2018, Hanks totaled 101 tackles, nine tackles for a loss, two passes broken up, and one interception returned for a touchdown. The 6-foot-2, 242-pounder would fit as a strong-side linebacker in a 4-3 defense or an inside linebacker in a 3-4. He is very stiff, but fast when he opens it up. Hanks can't cover for NFL passing attacks, thus he is more of a Sam. Also, his instincts are average. Sources have told me they envision grading Hanks as a third- or fourth-round pick, but they think he stands a good chance of going on Day 2 during the 2019 NFL Draft.
As a junior in 2017, Hanks totaled 111 tackles with 15 tackles for a loss, seven sacks, six passes broken up, two forced fumbles and two interceptions. The previous season saw him collect 103 tackles with 12.5 tackles for a loss with two interceptions and five passes broken up.
Tennessee Titans: David Sills, WR, West Virginia
Tennessee could use another mismatch receiver for Marcus Mariota.
In 2018, Sills totaled 65 passes for 986 yards and 15 touchdowns. He was very productive in 2017 with 60 receptions for 980 yards with 18 touchdowns. The 6-foot-3, 211-pounder has mismatch size and runs well enough that he challenged college defenses downfield. Sills is an excellent red-zone weapon with his size, hands, and leaping ability. The big question will be if he is fast enough to separate from NFL-caliber corners. Speed issues could push him lower.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Ben Banogu, DE/3-4OLB/OLB, TCU
The Steelers could use some pass-rushing depth.
Banogu could be a mid-round prospect in the 2019 NFL Draft and turned his senior year into his second straight productive season for TCU. In 2018, Banogu totaled 57 tackles with 18 tackles for a loss, 8.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. He also notched 8.5 sacks as a junior.
Sources say Banogu (6-3, 250) is a good athlete with a long linear body who passes the eye ball test. He has big arms, but could add more weight for the NFL in his chest and lower body. Banogu has some speed to go with athleticism and some natural ability to get after the quarterback. As a run defender, Banogu is extremely soft. He is okay in pursuit, but he really struggles with downhill runs coming straight at him. As a result, Banogu is a prospect with developmental starter potential, and those guys end up going in the third or fourth round. In speaking to some team sources, Banogu received a fourth-round grade, but they would not be shocked if he went in the back half of Round 3. One source said they could see Banogu being an edge rusher like Mario Addison, if he pans out.
Kansas City Chiefs: David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State
The Chiefs grab some running back competition.
Some team sources told me they have graded Montgomery as a third-round pick. Montgomery averaged 4.7 yards per carry in 2018 for 1,216 yards with 13 touchdowns. He had 22 receptions for 157 yards as well. Montgomery (5-10, 222) was a nice college back who runs hard and fights through contact to pick up extra yards. However, he lacks speed, and that could be problematic for him hitting the hole and getting to the second level in the NFL. It will be much harder for him to get yards after contact in the NFL versus the terrible defenses of the Big XII. Montgomery averaged 4.7 yards per carry in 2017 for 1,094 yards with 11 touchdowns. He also caught 35 passes for 288 yards.
Baltimore Ravens: Michael Jordan, G/C, Ohio State
The Ravens could use more offensive line talent to protect Lamar Jackson.
The Buckeyes moved Jordan to center in 2018, which made him more valuable for the NFL as he showed he is a good blocker in the middle. The 6-foot-5, 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.
Houston Texans: Darrell Henderson, RB, Memphis
Prior to the 2015 NFL Draft, long-time Texans scout Ed Lambert raved to me about David Johnson and how he wanted the Texans to land him. Bill O'Brien, however, demanded the Texans take Jaelen Strong instead of Johnson in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. As a result of O'Brien's mistake, the Texans still need a long-term running back. The red-zone offense has struggled because of the backfield issues, including Lamar Miller slowing down, and O'Brien possibly on his way to running D'Onta Foreman out of town. Imagine if O'Brien had listened to his scouts and Houston had David Johnson to go with Deshaun Watson, DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller.
Henderson averaged 8.9 yards per carry in 2018 for 1,909 yards with 22 touchdowns. The junior also caught 19 passes for 295 yards with three scores. He showed some receiving ability as a sophomore (24-226-2) and freshman (20-237-3). The 5-foot-8, 208-pound Henderson is undersized for the NFL, but he interests teams as a speed back.
Chicago Bears: Devin Singletary, RB, Florida Atlantic
Chicago will need to replace Jordan Howard.
Singletary ran slower than expected at the combine, and his time was very poor for an undersized back. Singletary averaged 5.2 yards per carry in 2018 for 1,348 yards with 22 touchdowns. He notched six receptions for 36 yards. The short, thick back has good speed with impressive feet, balance and vision. In 2017, Singletary averaged 6.5 yards per carry for 1,796 yards and 29 touchdowns. He also had 18 receptions for 185 yards and one score. In 2016, Singletary averaged 6.7 yards per carry for 1,021 yards with 12 scores to go with 26 receptions for 163 yards in his freshman season.
Detroit Lions: Chase Winovich, DE/3-4OLB/OLB, Michigan
The Lions could grab an edge rusher to go across from Trey Flowers in the sub package.
In 2018, Winovich totaled 68 tackles with 17 for a loss, five sacks and a pass batted. The senior 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 former Packers linebacker Clay Matthews.
Winovich (6-2, 256) is a gritty defender who was always around the ball for the Wolverines in 2017. He had an excellent year, 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.
Indianapolis Colts: Isaiah Buggs, DT/NT, Alabama
Denico Autry was a revelation last year, but the Colts could use some depth and another option in case Autry was a flash in the pan.
Buggs (6-3, 306) played well for Alabama in 2018 with 51 tackles with 13.5 tackles for a loss, 9.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and three 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. He was even better in 2018, both due to having a year of experience in the SEC and being able to take advantage of a lot of good blocking looks with Raekwon Davis and Quinnen Williams drawing attention next to him. Buggs demonstrated more pass-rush ability than many expected. He would be better off playing on the inside in a 4-3 defense.
Dallas Cowboys: Emanuel Hall, WR, Missouri
Dallas grabs some more wide receiver talent and has shown interest in Hall.
In 2018, Hall totaled 37 receptions for 828 yards and six touchdowns. The 6-foot-1, 201-pounder was a big-play threat for Missouri in 2017, using his speed to stretch the field to create 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 for him. That being said, they acknowledged he is very fast and there is no doubt he can run.
Los Angeles Chargers: Oshane Ximines, DE/3-4OLB, Old Dominion
The Chargers grab an edge rusher to rotate.
Ximines totaled 58 tackles with 18.5 tackles for a loss, 12 sacks, four forced fumbles, two passes batted and one interception in 2018. 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 shared that Ximines (6-3, 253) earned a preseason selection on teams' watch lists 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.
Seattle Seahawks: Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State
The Seahawks could use more talent at receiver.
Butler (6-5, 227) is a big wide receiver who presents mismatch size for the NFL. He had 60 receptions for 1,318 yards and nine touchdowns in 2018. It was a big jump over his sophomore year when he recorded 41 catches for 697 yards and seven scores. At the combine, Butler helped himself with a 40 time of 4.48 seconds.
New York Jets: Kelvin Harmon, WR, N.C. State
The Jets grab a receiving weapon for Sam Darnold.
In 2018, Harmon totaled 81 receptions for 1,186 yards and seven touchdowns. He made a lot of clutch catches in 2017 and was a good receiver for Ryan Finley. Harmon totaled 69 receptions for 1,017 yards with four touchdowns that year. The 6-foot-2, 221-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.
Los Angeles Rams: Trey Pipkins, OT, Sioux Falls
The Rams grab an understudy for Andrew Whitworth.
Pipkins is in the running with Syracuse defensive tackle Chris Slayton as having been the best player at this year's East-West Shrine. The 6-foot-6, 309-pound Pipkins has good length and a nice build to him. At the East-West Shrine, he showed nice feet in the position drills, plus used his size, length and strength to tie up edge rushers in the pass-rushing one-on-ones. Pipkins is facing a big jump in competition, but after some developmental time as a backup, he could become a starter.
New York Giants: Michael Deiter, G, Wisconsin
The Giants grab an interior blocker to go with Will Hernandez.
Deiter checks in at 6-foot-5, 309 pounds. His lack of length, short arms - 32.48 inches, and athleticism make him a better fit for guard in the NFL. Deiter played 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 should be a guard at the next level and is going to need to work on his feet and technique to handle NFL speed rushers if he were going to play 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 why 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 Ohio State's defensive line. Nick Bosa in particular had success going against Deiter.
Washington Redskins: Dennis Daley, OT, South Carolina
Months ago, sources told me the Redskins would receive this compensatory pick, and the NFL announced the compensatory picks just before the combine. The Redskins could use some offensive line depth.
Daley is a military college transfer who ended up becoming a solid player for the Gamecocks. After a strong senior season, Daley earned an invitation to the Senior Bowl, and in the 2019 NFL Draft's weak offensive line class, he could rise. The 6-foot-5, 317-pounder has good size to him and started two straight seasons for South Carolina. Team sources tell me that Daley could be a mid-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
New England Patriots: Clayton Thorson, QB, Northwestern
The Patriots grab a backup quarterback for Tom Brady and a potential quarterback of the future.
Thorson put together a solid 2018 for the most part. In the early going, the senior 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 was excellent, with some especially beautiful throws that led Northwestern to the road win over the Spartans. For 2018, Thorson completed 61 percent of his passes for 3,183 yards with 17 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He also totaled nine rushing touchdowns.
Scouts who were through Northwestern in the fall of 2017 told me that they were impressed with what they saw from Thorson (6-4, 222) 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 in 2017, 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 said 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.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Mike Weber, RB, Ohio State
The Jaguars grab a backup for Leonard Fournette.
Weber averaged 5.5 yards per carry in 2018 for 954 yards with five touchdowns. He had 21 receptions for 112 yards and a touchdown as well. Ohio State also split the carries among Weber, J.K. Dobbins and other backs. Weber (5-9, 211) did some hard running, showing natural talent with quickness and strength.
Weber lost a lot of his sophomore year to a hamstring injury and the breakout performance of Dobbins. Weber had an impressive debut in 2016, averaging six yards per carry for 1,096 yards and nine touchdowns. He had 23 receptions for 91 yards as well.
Los Angeles Rams: Jachai Polite, DE/3-4OLB/OLB, Florida
The Rams could use multiple young edge rushers. They've shown interest in Polite and have taken chances on players with character issues.
A lot of team sources have concerns about Polite's personal makeup with maturity issues, like being late for meetings and the potential for failed tests. They also have concerns about his conduct during his sophomore year. Polite interviewed poorly at the combine, and some teams worry about his football I.Q. He then ran slowly and didn't finish the workout. That same episode repeated itself at his pro day. Polite's character issues could cause him to fall from being a high first-rounder to deep into the second day. In speaking to sources with the Gators program, they said they liked Polite and felt he was a good teammate, so there are two sides to the story.
Polite was a force on the edge for Florida in 2018. The junior has an odd body type, and while he could be a good rotational edge rusher in a 4-3, his best fit would be as a 3-4 outside linebacker. Polite totaled 11 sacks with six forced fumbles, 45 tackles, 17.5 tackles for a loss and four passes batted for 2018. There is no doubt that Polite has natural feel as a pass-rusher with speed, athleticism and moves. The 6-foot-3, 258-pounder is a bit of tweener in that he has the height of a tackle but the weight of a defensive end. Polite has good speed and athleticism at the point of attack. In 2017, he totaled 22 tackles with 5.5 tackles for a loss and two sacks. Polite had two sacks as a freshman.
Carolina Panthers: Joejuan Williams, CB, Vanderbilt
Months ago, sources told me the Panthers would receive this compensatory pick, and the NFL announced the compensatory picks just before the combine. The Panthers could use cornerback depth and competition.
In speaking with team sources, they are intrigued by Williams. Some sources have said they graded Williams in the third to fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-3, 211-pounder has excellent size to match up with big receivers and showed some impressive quickness to break on the ball while running with the Ole Miss big receivers of A.J. Brown and DaMarkus Lodge. Williams came through with an interception late in the fourth quarter and a pass breakup on fourth down in overtime to clinch the win for Vanderbilt over the Rebels. In 2018, Williams totaled 61 tackles, four interceptions and 13 passes broken up.
New England Patriots: Christian Miller, 3-4OLB/OLB, Alabama
The Patriots grab another edge rusher who is a good scheme fit.
With Terrell Lewis out, Miller (6-3, 247) took advantage of the playing time to have a strong performance in 2018. He had 8.5 sacks, 36 tackles, 11.5 tackles for a loss and one pass batted on the year. Miller was a nice situational pass-rusher coming off the edge for Alabama.
Baltimore Ravens: Shareef Miller, DE/3-4OLB, Penn State
The Ravens could use some pass-rushing depth.
Miller totaled 41 tackles with 15 for a loss and 7.5 sacks in 2018. He is an intriguing player and has some talent. The 6-foot-4, 254-pound Miller could be a sleeper who ends up being a nice value pick. Miller had 37 tackles with 11 tackles for a loss and five sacks in 2017.
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