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Here's a list of some of my favorite UFA value signings:
Marvin Wilson, DT, Florida State
Tamorrion Terry, WR, Florida State
Trevon Grimes, WR, Florida
Ar’Darius Washington, S, TCU
Jamie Newman, QB, Wake Forest
Jared Goldwire, DT, Louisville
Jerome Johnson, DT, Indiana
Houston linebacker Grant Stuard was a nice final pick of the draft for Tampa Bay. He could compete to make their team as a backup that also stars on special teams. Stuard could start out on the practice squad and in time work his way up from there.
Hill is a seventh-round steal and he fell in the draft because he clashed with coaches at Mississippi State. Hill has a day two skill set as he is a physical runner with receiving ability. This could be a massive steal for the Packers.
In the late rounds, 80-90 percent of these players don't stick in the NFL. A lot of teams will take players the area scouts and assistant coaches like, and they also weigh special teams potential heavily with these picks. Some teams like to take guys that they believe will be tough to sign as undrafted free agents.
I can't believe that Tamorrion Terry and Trevon Grimes are close to going undrafted. They are both mismatch size receivers that had success against good cornerback prospects. I wonder if off the field is sending them down.
Tre Nixon is a nice 7th round pick for the Patriots. He looked poised to have a huge 2020 season before an injury knocked him out. Nixon could be a sleeper that makes the Patriots and finds a way to contribute.
Bengals defensive end Wyatt Hubert was a good college player but I think he will have a hard time sticking in the NFL.
Broncos cornerback Kary Vincent should not have sat out last year, and that hurt his draft stock. He could compete to be a nickel corner.
I like the pick of Mike Strachan for the Colts. He is a huge receiver that has surprising speed. He could be a late-round steal.
I also like the Jimmy Morrissey pick for the Raiders. He could be a nice backup center that improves into competing for playing time.
Israel Mukuamu is a nice sixth round pick for the Cowboys. He is massive corner with great height, but he should maybe move to safety in the NFL. He fits playing press man but struggles in off man. Mukuamu could develop as a backup or on the practice squad.
Trey Smith is a great pick for the Chiefs late in the sixth round. Smith is tough, strong, big, and athletic. He slid in the draft because of medical concerns with his pulmonary issue. This could be a steal for Kansas City.
Khalil Herbert is a nice backup running back candidate for the Bears. He could be a solid No. 2 to help keep David Montgomery fresh.
Sam Ehlinger has the potential to become a decent backup quarterback for the Colts. Ehlinger has to develop his pocket passing and working through progressions, but he has potential for the Colts staff to work with.
Damar Hamlin could be a steal for the Bills in the sixth round. He was all over the field for Pitt last year. He is a good coverage safety and attacks in the ground game. He's just undersized for the NFL. Hence he might be a backup and teams player that ends up being a nice value in the sixth.
The Browns made a nice pick in Demetric Felton from UCLA. He is a slot receiver but also can contribute as a running back on some plays. He is a nice backup that has some speed and ability to be a shifty gadget player.
The Jets add some defensive line depth with Arkansas defensive tackle Jonathan Marshall. He could rotate and keep their starters fresh.
Seattle added a swing tackle backup in Stone Forsythe. He was steady in 2020 protecting Gators QB Kyle Trask. Forsythe could also kick inside to guard.
Racy McMath gives the Titans a backup receiver with some ability to contribute on special teams.
Saints pick of Landon Young was a nice move. He has swing tackle backup potential and could kick inside to guard. He is strong, tough, and great character. But he has limitations in quickness and athleticism.
Stevenson is a good pick for the Bills and he is a fast receiver that can stretch defenses vertically. He is a poor man Marquise Brown and is a good replacement for John Brown.
Shi Smith was a nice pick for the Panthers as competitor to be a slot receiver.
Brandin Echols was a good pick by the Jets. Tough corner that competes and could be a core special teams player.
Rodarius Williams was a steal for the Giants. He played really well for Oklahoma State as a corner last year. He has a lot of experience and I think he could make their team and work his way onto the field.
Will Sherman could turn into a swing tackle backup for the Patriots but also might be able to kick inside to guard.
The Chargers pick of Larry Rountree was solid. He is a tough back that could be a good backup to Austin Ekeler.
Quinton Bohanna is massive nose tackle candidate for Dallas. He is a giant and could help eat up blocks.
Deonte Brown is a big power guard for the Panthers but he needs to get his weight down for the NFL.
The Patriots got a good value in Joshuah Bledsoe. The Missouri safety could have gone a few rounds higher as he was a steady, good defender for the Tigers. He should at least be a quality backup and special teams guy.
The Chargers added a potential backup in Nick Niemann but I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up not making the team.
Hamsah Nasirildeen is a worthy risk for the Jets. He is a big safety that has talent but some teams flunked him medically.
I like the 49ers pick of Talanoa Hufanga. He is a good strong safety player that had a lot of big plays in 2020.
Cornell Powell is a tough receiver built strong, and played well last year. I like that pick for the Chiefs.
Patriots get a solid special teams player in Michigan linebacker Cameron McGrone. I don't see him becoming a starter, but could stick as a backup.
The Packers taking App State corner Shemar Jean-Charles is a solid zone corner with ball skills. But I'm not sure of his scheme fit in Green Bay. However I think he has backup potential.
The Rams pick of Earnest Brown is a solid backup defensive lineman from Northwestern.
Jets' corner Jason Pinnock went under the radar in a good secondary but he could be a backup and special teamer.
The Bucs pick of K.J. Britt was a nice value late in the fifth. He is tough, big, strong, and could be a good backup for Devin White.
I really like the Tedarrell Slaton pick for the Packers. He is a big, heavy nose tackle that can be a bowling ball at the line. He has to get in better condition to play more snaps. But he is tough nose tackle for a 3-4 defense when he's fresh.
I love the Browns pick of Richard LeCounte. He is undersized but a pure football player. He has really good instincts and was all over the field for Georgia the past two years. It would not surprise me if he is a steal for Cleveland.
Nate Hobbs is solid cornerback backup talent for the Raiders. However he will have to make the team on special teams.
The Ravens got a quality backup tight end candidate in Zach Davidson. He could help them as a blocker with some development.
Here we go rapid fire on some picks:
Chiefs- Noah Gray- quality backup tight end competitor.
Washington- Darrick Forrest
Broncos- Jamar Johnson
Colts- Shawn Davis
That trio will all be solid backup safeties that help on special teams. Those were fine picks in the fifth round.
Brendan Jaimes gives the Chargers a backup guard/tackle. He has some upside so he might be a nice depth player.
Shaun Wade was a quality selection for the Ravens in the fourth round. He has a great skill set but never played up to it. He probably should play nickel corner and safety. He is big and has speed so he could be a valuable player on special teams.
Jets cornerback Michael Carter could be a fourth or fifth corner for New York. He will have to make the team on being a good special teams contributor.
Jaylon Moore could be a good offensive tackle backup for the 49ers. He has swing tackle potential or could be kicked inside to guard.
Tony Fields is a good pick for the Browns to get a backup linebacker and special teams contributor. I think Fields could end up being a really nice teams contributor as a pro that is not a throwaway as a backup linebacker.
Larry Borom gives the Bears some depth on the offensive line and Chicago needs more competition up front.
Caden Sterns is a quality pick for the Broncos to give them a backup safety and special teams ability. Sterns looked like he would be a star as a freshman at Texas but things went South as the program struggled under their coaching staff. Sterns could be a nice renovation project for Vic Fangio and his staff.
Gainwell was a steal for the Eagles. He is a dynamic receiver, fast runner, and a big play threat. He was hurt by gaining too much weight before his pro day. Gainwell should slim down and be the highlight reel player he was in 2019.
First kicker or punter drafted! Evan McPherson was phenomenal at Florida, but I personally don't believe in drafting kickers or punters. I think you can find quality ones as free agents or undrafted free agents.
Josh Kaindoh is a developmental pick. He never lived up to the expectations at Florida State but he has talent for the Chiefs to work with.
Luke Farrell makes sense as a blocking tight end for the Jaguars.
Tyree Gillespie will be a nice safety competitor for the Raiders, but really he should be a good special teams player for Rich Bisaccia. Las Vegas could finally be set for their starting safeties with Trevon Moehrig and Johnathan Abram.
Buddy Johnson had a good pro day and could be a solid backup linebacker for the Steelers that contributes on special teams.
Jacob Harris gives the Rams another receiver competitor and they are very deep at that position. I wonder how many receivers the Rams keep this year.
Cowboys OT Josh Ball is a nice player, but off the field issues with domestic violence really weighed down his stock. Some teams had dropped him off the their board because the character was so bad. We'll see if Dallas can get Ball to take advance of his good skill set.
The Browns pick of Tommy Togiai should provide some depth at defensive tackle for Ohio State.
Ian Book was a wasted pick by the Saints. He was a good college QB, but Book will most likely be stuck as a third string quarterback. There were better players available like a cornerback in Rodarius Williams, a running back in Kenny Gainwell, and defensive tackle in Daviyon Nixon.
Tylan Wallace is a competitive receiver that runs quality routes and has good hands. He lacks a defining trait in terms of size or speed to be a real mismatch weapon. Wallace was also flunked medically by some teams.
The Steelers got a nice pick in Dan Moore. He was a solid left tackle for Texas A&M but could turn into a solid starting right tackle. I had Pittsburgh taking Moore in a lot of mocks as I knew they really liked him.
The Colts pick of Kylin Granson is an interesting. He was a sleeper tight end as an undersized receiving player. He is like a poor man's Jordan Reed that has to get better at blocking and catching the ball.
John Bates is a solid backup tight end pick for Washington. He could be a blocking tight end that contributes some as a receiver.
Camryn Bynum is a smooth defensive back that can play press man and is a good candidate to move to safety. He could be a backup and special teams contributor as he develops at safety.
Kene Nwangwu is a solid backup running back and special teams contributor for the Vikings. This was a quality selection for Minnesota.
Rhamondre Stevenson is a tough, big, physical runner that can be a power back in the NFL. This is a nice pick for the Patriots.
I'm not a big fan of the Chargers pick of Chris Rumph. He looked like just a guy to me. At 6-2, 244 Rumph is undersized as an edge rusher. He is quick but I think he is going to have problems getting off blocks in the NFL.
Bobby Brown is a nice pick for the Rams. He has speed and athleticism with good size. Plenty of tools, but inconsistent and immature. He could develop into a quality replacement for Michael Brockers if Brown takes his career seriously.
The Derrick Barnes pick made sense for the Lions as they were weak at linebacker. He is tough, physical, and a violent tackler. I wonder if he has the speed to cover in the NFL, but he could at least be a good rotational linebacker to stuff the run.
Cam Sample was a fine pick for the Bengals he gives them some defensive line depth.
Amon-Ra St. Brown is a nice pick for the Lions. They needed more receiver talent badly and he is a tough receiver that is competitive.
Hudson is a nice developmental project for the Browns. He has a great skill set with speed, athleticism, and quality size. He could be a developmental backup at OT that has the talent to be a starter. He only played one full season so he needs practice time to gain experience.
Michael Carter is a good pick for the Jets. He is a speed back that will be a nice check down receiver for Zach Wilson. Carter fell under the radar because of Javonte Williams, but Carter is talented back and Carter could emerge as a dangerous runner for New York.
That was a fun night two of the draft! Lots of good prospects still available. Here's a list of some of those players still available that could be great value picks. Check for Walt's and my redrafts of rounds 4 and 5 tomorrow morning before day three of the draft gets going!
Browning was a good pick by the Broncos as he gives them some linebacker depth. He was played out of position at Ohio State as an inside linebacker, but Browning really should be a 3-4 outside linebacker rushing off the edge. He could do that for Vic Fangio and might be a steal for Denver.
The Rams needed some inside linebacker help so the Earnest Jones pick makes sense. However I liked Jabril Cox a lot more, but obviously LA felt differently. Jones could compete quickly as the Rams are thin on the inside of their defense.
Ambry Thomas is a solid backup cornerback for the 49ers. He has a quality skill set and flashed in 2019 but he was not consistent at Michigan. Hence he is a mid-round backup that could develop into a bigger role.
Nashon Wright was a reach for the Cowboys in the third round, but he is a tall corner that could be a developmental backup. He has some ability but must get heavier and stronger for combating NFL receivers.
McKitty is a good pick by the Chargers. I really liked him as he is mismatch weapon at tight end. McKitty is dangerous receiver with speed and athleticism. He also is a solid blocker. McKitty could be a good replacement for Hunter Henry.
Perkins was graded by other teams as a late third/early fourth round so that is solid value for the Patriots. He could be a good rotational edge rusher that helps get after the quarterback for New England.
Ben Cleveland is a good pick for the Ravens as he is a powerful run blocker. He needs work as a pass protector, but he could develop that as a pro. He is a massive run blocker that could blast open holes for J.K. Dobbins.
The Bills get a good value pick in OT Spencer Brown. He has a great skill set but is raw and needs development. Brown also had injury issues so staying healthy is key. Buffalo could have steal as Brown has huge upside to develop. He was great at his pro day as well.
Anthony Schwartz makes sense for Cleveland as they needed some receiver depth. Schwartz is fast and a threat to score on any reception. Most likely, Odell Beckham and/or Jarvis Landry will be off the team before long so it makes sense to bolster the position in a deep draft for receiver talent.
The Vikings needed some youth at defensive end so the Patrick Jones makes sense. Jones is fast off the edge and Minnesota has done a great job of drafting mid-round ends and turning them into solid starters. Jones could follow in that pattern.
The Texans pick of Nico Collins makes sense as Houston needs some long-term options at receiver. Brandin Cooks is a disappointment at a variety of teams. Randall Cobb was a terrible signing by Bill O'Brien and obviously O'Brien was a fool for trading DeAndre Hopkins. Will Fuller also left in free agency. Collins gives them a receiver with some size.
I missed comment on the Packers pick of Amari Rodgers. He is a nice slot receiver but has some limitations. Rodgers could be shifty weapon in the middle of the field.
Kendrick Green is a quality guard selection by the Steelers. He is athletic and tough at the point of attack. Pittsburgh finally addresses the offensive line and this was a quality selection.
Davis is a good pick for the Vikings. He is a tough road grading run blocker that needs to improve his pass protection, but the skill set is there for Davis to become a well-rounded blocker. Nicely done by Minnesota.
I had Tommy Tremble mocked to the Panthers in the fourth round. He is a good blocking tight end but needs to become a better receiver. In Joe Brady's system though, Tremble is a good fit as they look for their tight ends to block.
Malcolm Koonce is an edge rusher that can help the Raiders put some pressure on the quarterback. Devine Diablo is a linebacker/safety that could fit well in Gus Bradley's defense. These more of day three talents so I'm not sure about these picks by Mike Mayock.
Chazz Surratt has a good skill set with size and speed. He is a dangerous blitzes and has the skill set to become a three down starter, but Surratt is raw and has issues with missed tackles. He is a solid backup to starter potential for Minnesota.
Finally the Saints grab a cornerback. Adebo is a good value in the third round. He is big, quick, and fabulous at defending the ball. Adebo has eye discipline issues and biting on double moves, so that will have to be coached out of him.
Odighizuwa was a nice pick for the Cowboys as he can fit the Grady Jarrett role in Dan Quinn's defense. Odighizuwa is a fast and disruptive pass rusher, but he is undersized and will need to improve his run defense.
The Eagles pick of Louisiana Tech DT Milton Williams makes sense as Philadelphia needed some youth on their defensive line. Williams flashed pass rush ability and has the upside to be an interior disruptor in the NFL.
Aaron Robinson was a great pick by the Giants. They needed a third corner to go with James Bradberry and Adoree Jackson. Robinson is fast, athletic, and an excellent cover corner. He can run the route and prevent separation to go along with size and ball skills. He slid because he has issues in zone coverage. This was a steal for New York.
The Panthers needed a left tackle competitor and Brady Christensen is a solid pick. He was a dependable pass protector for Zach Wilson, but BYU played a weak schedule. Christensen will need some time to adjust to the NFL as he is about to take on a huge jump in competition.
Mayfield was a good pick for Atlanta. He flashed a lot of ability in 2019 including a good game against Chase Young. Mayfield could be a solid guard as a rookie and then move to tackle possibly in his second or third season. Mayfield fills a guard need that Atlanta had.