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Mock Draft 3.0 Final

Updated: 04/26/2018 6:27PM ET

2018 NFL Mock Draft
For the benefit of people who are new to OURLADS’ NFL Scouting Services, we wish to clarify our approach to Draft Projections. Our objective is different from just about everyone or every organization that goes through the ‘mock draft’ exercise. We are not working the phones, the Internet, or other ‘connections’ to ‘handicap’ the Draft. Nor do we have any hidden agenda. What we are attempting to do is to slot players based on our ratings, to teams where we feel they best fit. We have enough confidence in our player ratings and the various team needs and direction, to do that. The idea is that players with first round ratings ought to go in the first round, second round players in round two and so forth. We refer to this as ‘clustering.’

Baker Mayfield
QB , Oklahoma
HT: 6005v |  WT: 215v |  40: 4.84v
Our top QB prospect since last summer.Alpha Dog / Gym Rat. ( Could go Number 1 to Cleveland or still be available at 4 to the Browns) Three-year starter and captain from Austin, TX. As a freshman he started seven of eight games at Texas Tech. The driver of the most explosive offense in college football. His honors over the past three years would rival the thickness of a Philadelphia phone book. Threetime Heisman Award finalist and winner as a senior, unanimous AllAmerica, Davey O’Brien Award as the top quarterback, Maxwell Award (top player), and Walter Camp and AP Sporting News Player of the Year. The list is endless but a few things really stand out of all the accolades. Consistency over three years at Oklahoma, three conference championships, two national playoff appearances, and FBS passing efficiency (196.4). He then broke his own record this year with a 198.9 rating. Had 40 consecutive games with a touchdown pass, yards per passing attempt (9.7), holds the OU career record for consecutive passes without an interception (200). Has a pattern of success from high school where he led his team to a Texas 4A state championship as a junior (16-0) and a district championship as a senior with a 6-0 record. Was successful as a walk-on at Texas Tech where he was the Big 12 Freshman of the Year. The former Sooner is an instinctive playmaker who has the ability to memorize, handle new situations, handle adjustments, and demonstrate discipline with the football. A successful quarterback must have two things at the top of position specifics - accuracy and decision making. Mayfield’s overall accuracy is crisp and consistent to keep receivers on their routes. He has excellent ball placement where the receivers rarely have to adjust for a ball. He can hit a moving target at full speed with timing, touch, and just the right velocity to make it a catchable ball. Has deep accuracy as well, documented by putting the ball over the receiver’s outside shoulder away from the defender. He can also drop it in the bucket at 55-yards with good loft, feel, and anticipation. He plays in a complex offense where he is asked to do a lot with pre snap reads, checks, and adjustments. His right adjustments and his ability to react to a blitz are on a doctoral level of quarterback play. He reads more swiftly and processes information like a Tianhe-2 Chinese supercomputer. Quick decisions in his throws. He not only has arm talent but arm strength as well. When on the radar gun at the Combine his peak speed had very little drop off to the catch point. Only Josh Allen who clocked 62 mph had more RPMs than Mayfield’s 60 MPH. He has a quick compact delivery with strong wrist snap. Always ready to throw. Ball is high where he cuts it loose so there is no wasted motion. He throws a tight spiral with velocity and an overhand delivery. He can make every throw - short, intermediate, and long. He puts the ball on the receiver. His feet are always alive in the pocket. Good balance up on toes, can throw over the defense with timing and anticipation. Hangs in the pocket under a heavy rush. Good footwork, balance, and pocket vision. Slides away from pressure. Has a natural feel in the passing game and the sense to read the play quickly as it develops. Poised, tough, and a clutch player. Can take a hit. Moves the team in clutch situations, especially when the game is on the line. Athletic enough as a runner. Cracked off a 54-yard run versus TCU in the conference championship game. Quick, aggressive, and smart as a scrambler. A good ball handler who is smooth on the shotgun snaps and handoffs. Has the grit to stay in the pocket but makes positive plays when the pocket breaks down. Managers the game well. Plays with instincts, control, and makes positive plays. He knows the offense and sees the field. He knows where all his receivers are at. As a leader his teammates respect him and can count on him with confidence. A very consistent performer who is reliable and loves to play football and the quarterback position. When it comes to situational football, he knows what to do and when to do it. Has the mental makeup of a championship quarterback. He energizes his team and makes the people around him better. He lost 70% of his skilled cast after the 2016 season, but elevated the team to greater heights in 2017. He can play in bad weather. The 2016 West Virginia game was in ice and snow. The Sooners won 56-28 and Mayfield averaged 11.3 yards per passing attempt. The creative playmaker has inherent throwing accuracy similar to fellow Texan and Austin native, Drew Brees. When Brees came out of Purdue he was 6002, 209, and ran a 4.84/ 40. Mayfield is 6005, 215, and ran a 4.84/40 at the Combine. Mayfield may be a little more mobile than Brees. In today’s game the quarterback must have some mobility because a short run is just like a check down pass. The highly motivated and competitive leader is not a player of entitlement, but rather the two-time winner of the Burlesworth Trophy (most outstanding player who began his career as a walk-on). A player of high football character who will pay the price to be a great NFL quarterback. 2017 stats: 285/404, 4627 yds, 70.5%, 43 TD, 6 INT, 311 yds rushing, 5 TD, 198.9 QB rating. Ball velocity 60 mph. OSR:6/18. First round. (A-30 3/4, H-9 1/4, SS-4.28, VJ-29
Saquon Barkley*
RB , Penn State
HT: 6000v |  WT: 233v |  40: 4.41v
Our two top players are in major consideration for the first pick in the draft. If the Browns take Baker Mayfield, they have no chance at Saquon Barkley. However If Barkley is the pick. There will be serious sweating but Mayfield has a chance to be there at 4. Junior entry and two-and-a-half year starter from Coplay, PA who is respected by his teammates for his work ethic and leadership. Started six games as a true freshman. Missed two due to injury. Rushed for over 100 yards in five games his freshman year. Had a run of 56 yards against both Ohio State and Michigan. To say Barkley is just a running back is to say an AH-64 Apache Longbow Attack weapon is just a helicopter. The ex-Nittany Lion is a one-man arsenal who can tilt the balance of a game. He is a dangerous player who can take away the soft edge of a defense. Has rare speed to turn the corner and barrel up the field in the blink of an eye. Has exceptional vision inside as a gap runner. Talented enough to run around, through, or over the top of a defender. His explosive speed was showcased in the 2017 Rose Bowl where he outran USC speedster and now starting Titan corner Adoree‘ Jackson for a touchdown. Barkley was 44 pounds heavier than Jackson. The dynamic runner has made plays out of nothing for two years. With a volatile offensive line, he earned every yard. He runs the inside zone out of the spread like he invented it. Patient then to and through the crease. Will jump cut as needed. As a blocker he sets back as a search light looking for blitzes and stunts, then steps up and attacks any penetration. Head is always on a swivel. As a receiver he has the ability to line up in any position. Runs a route then catches the ball with soft natural hands. He has the ability to catch all pass routes. Excellent hand/eye coordination and production as a consistent pass receiver. He can defeat the quick jam or bump and run technique. Catches the ball with his eyes. A big game player who is durable. Reads coverage and is athletic after catch. Good ball reactions. Has the ability to get open short on ‘Texas’ pattern or long on wheel routes. Adjusts naturally to the ball in flight. He picks up speed down the field. Runs through the ball and has leaping and timing ability. A playmaker in a combative environment. For most of Barkley’s college career he would take what the defense gave him by muscling or burrowing into the line for a short gain if nothing was there, but in 2017 there were a few games where he stutter-stepped looking to create rather than take what was there and play another day. The workhorse back has exceptional contact balance. He wears down a defense as he repeatedly steps through tackles. The Penn State offense works off of Barkley. He is a broken field runner who can change direction without slowing down. A gash and dash back. Strong legs and hips. Patient as a runner then can burst through a seam and go the distance for a touchdown. He finished his career as Penn State’s all-time rushing touchdown (43) and total touchdown (53) leader. Also the all-time all-purpose yards leader with 5538 yards. Saquon Barkley is clearly the top player in this draft and if he stays healthy he will be an annual Pro Bowl player and a future NFL Hall of Famer. The minute he is drafted, Barkley will be one of the top five backs in the league. 2017 stats: 1271 yds, 5.9 ypc, 18 TD, 54 rec, 632 yds, 11.7 ypr, 3 TD, 15-426 KOR, 28.4 avg, 2 TD. OSR:1/ 29. First round. (A-31 3/8, H-9 1/2, BP-29, SS-4.24).
3. New York Jets f/Ind
Josh Rosen*
HT: 6040v |  WT: 226v |  40: 4.92v
Junior entry and three-year starter from Manhattan Beach, CA. Has a showcase-ready passing posture from head to toe. A right-handed passer who played with a left knee brace. Loads of natural talent. Second-team All-Pac 12 and ranked number nine nationally in total offense with 329.1 yards per game. Rosen’s watershed game was the comeback over Texas A&M last fall where the Bruins turned a 4410 deficit into a 45-44 overtime win. He passed for over 400 yards in five games in 2018. The ex-Bruin holds school records for the most 300-yard games (17) and most consecutive games with a touchdown pass (14). Started all 30 games of his college career including 13 as a college freshman. Pinpoint accuracy with a quick release. The scouts on the Combine field during passing drills said there was a pop when he released the ball. After Josh Allen and Baker Mayfield, Rosen had the next strongest arm and velocity that was recorded in Indianapolis. Good body control to set up and throw quickly. Quick and balanced feet in the pocket. Keeps his feet alive and the ball high. He has a strong arm with quickness. Has a quick upload and release. Keeps his eyes down the field. Sees the field well. Rosen has experience taking snaps from under center and the past Bruin offensive coordinators all had NFL experience. Throws the back shoulder passes like he invented it. Stands tall in the pocket. Quickly processes information and gets from point A to point Z quickly
Bradley Chubb
DE , North Carolina St
HT: 6043v |  WT: 269v |  40: 4.67v
Three-year starter and two-time team captain from Marietta, GA. First-team All-America and All-ACC as well as the 2017 Hendricks Award and Bronko Nagurski Award winner. Productive finishing second with 25 tackles for loss and 10 sacks. Collected 22 tackles for loss in 2016 and added 9.5 sacks. He had six forced fumbles combined the past two years. Younger brother of Brandon Chubb of the Detroit Lions. Has good height, length, and bulk for the position. Good athletic ability with speed, explosiveness, quickness, and balance. Very good run defender who is gap disciplined and plays within the scheme. On the frontside he uses a good punch and presses the blocker with explosive play strength and quick hands to shed. On the backside he plays with good effort and has play speed to close. Very effective on slants and angle moves. Solid tackler but he struggles to come to balance and finish with a wrap tackle at times due to his high energy style of play. Must improve on playing the low cut blocks. High motor pass rusher. Has a good upfield burst to threaten the edge. Solid pass rush plan using both a club-rip, and a long arm move and has the reactionary athleticism to cross face when tackles overset. Usually runs a tight hoop but there are times he takes a wide track and take himself out of the play. He is a disruptive rusher. Active to get in the throwing lane and get hands up. Projects as a first year starting defensive end in a 4-3 scheme. Cousin to Nick Chubb, running back from Georgia. Has the talent to provide impact play. A future Pro Bowl player. 2017 stats: 73 T, 25 TFL, 10 sacks, 2 PBU, 9 QBH, 3 FF, 1 BK. Edge speed:left 2.11, right 1.89. OSR:5/23. First round. (A-34, H-9 7/8, BP-24, 10-1.66).
Sam Darnold*
HT: 6033v |  WT: 221v |  40: 4.87v
Has a strong, sturdy athletic frame and the ability to throw on the move. Hard to believe but Darnold is the first USC quarterback to throw for 4000 yards in a season. His best game was in the 2017 Rose Bowl where he passed for 453 yards in a seesaw win over Penn State. Was named the MVP of the Pac-12 championship game after passing for 325 yards and two touchdowns versus Stanford.

Quenton Nelson*
OG , Notre Dame
HT: 6050v |  WT: 325v |  40: 5.35e
Best offensive lineman in the 2018 Draft and projected annual Pro Bowl talent. The fourth-year junior from Holmdel, NJ red-shirted in 2014. He started at left guard for three straight years and ended his career as a unanimous All-America. He is competitive, intense, patient, athletic, and explosive in his play. The flexible and stout blocker locks up and controls his target. Bradley Chubb may be the pick if he falls to six. A trade back is possible to add picks and build up depth.
Minkah Fitzpatrick*
S/CB , Alabama
HT: 6001v |  WT: 204v |  40: 4.49v
Most versatile secondary player in the Draft.Junior entry from Old Bridge, NJ. Three-year starter for the Tide. Versatile defender with experience at multiple positions in the secondary. Has played corner, nickel corner, nickel linebacker and safety. Shows skill at all spots. Quick and fluid with above average agility. Adjusts well moving downhill and is physical in run support. Plays the nickel spot with instincts, reactions, and skill.
Tremaine Edmunds*
LB , Virginia Tech
HT: 6044v |  WT: 253v |  40: 4.55v
The Bears wanted Quenton Nelson. Either Edmunds or Roquan Smith are good fits. Junior entry from Danville, VA. Two-year starter with good length, production, and overall size for a linebacker. Projects at just about any linebacker position in any scheme. Was most often in the box for the Hokies. Very quick in his initial reaction and gets downhill into a gap with a decisive first step.
Roquan Smith*
LB , Georgia
HT: 6007v |  WT: 236v |  40: 4.53v
Explosive Junior entry from Montezuma, GA. The two-year starter is an instinctive inside linebacker who could project as an inside or outside linebacker in all schemes. Excellent initial read and react with good footwork. Patient in read with a downhill shuffle and outstanding change of direction.
Reuben Foster may not be around with his legal problems.
Denzel Ward*
CB , Ohio State
HT: 5107v |  WT: 183v |  40: 4.30v
The Buckeyes have another live one in Ward. Last year Lattimore and Hooker were NFL starters. Junior entry and first-year starter from Macedonia, OH. Spent most of his early career as a backup and saw very productive sub package work in 2016. Smooth fluid pedal with effortless change of direction. Outstanding transition in all directions. Very good lateral quickness with a burst to close. Sudden break on the ball with no wasted movement. Outstanding ball skills.
Vita Vea*
DT , Washington
HT: 6040v |  WT: 347v |  40: 5.10v
Good fit unless Mike Tannenbaum trades up for a QB. Vea was the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. Also was the winner of the Morris Trophy as the top defensive lineman in the Pac-12 as voted on by offensive linemen in the league. Vea was the major factor in Washington leading the country in run defense. Two gap ability. Strong at the point of attack. An elite run defender with the ability to stack double teams. Doesn’t stay blocked.
12. Buffalo Bills f/Cin
Mason Rudolph
QB , Oklahoma State
HT: 6045v |  WT: 236v |  40: 4.92v
Buffalo has the fire power to move up for a higher rated QB. But the Bills also have several needs. Josh Allen may be the pick but he lacks Rudolph's deep ball accuracy and consistency. Rudolph has the traditional NFL body and makeup of an NFL starter. Tall, strong, and comfortable in the pocket. Very accurate all over the field and has the proper blend of touch and zip on his passes underneath. Consistently sets his receivers up for postcatch success, leading them into space and throwing them open.
Derwin James*
FS/SS, Florida State
HT: 6016v |  WT: 215v |  40: 4.45v
Redskins add a playmaker that will not come off the field.The 'Skins lucked out by Jonathan Allen's draft drop last year. James may do the same. Junior entry and two-year starter from Haines City, FL. Missed most of 2016 with knee injury. He is a uniquely gifted athlete with size and length along with a versatile skill set that is coveted by NFL teams. He can play deep half and third coverage with outstanding range along with good match-up skill on inside receivers and backs. Will also play in the box with linebacker responsibilities.
Jaire Alexander*
CB , Louisville
HT: 5102v |  WT: 196v |  40: 4.38v
The Packers could add an edge rusher or another corner option in the 1st round. Junior entry from Charlotte, NC. A two-year starter who only played in six games last season. Has experience in a wide variety of coverages including Cover 2, 4, press 4, 3, press and off man. As a hard corner he shows physical reroute ability with a quick strike with his hands. Maintains balance and can ride a receiver up the field. Very good zone defender with awareness and ability to react to multiple routes in the deep and short outside zone.
Josh Allen*
QB , Wyoming
HT: 6047v |  WT: 237v |  40: 4.78v
The Cardinals may trade up to grab a quarterback or select a secondary option. Flashes top skills. Has the ability to throw a frozen rope. Will slide in the pocket. The big guy can extend plays and buy time for his receivers. He will flash the ability to sell a screen pass and hide the ball from the defense. Many times he throws better rolling outside rather than staying in the pocket. Appears to have feel in the pocket and side steps the rush. Generally stands strong. Steps up in the pocket to throw. Can break tackles with his strong lower body working through traffic. Accuracy and decision making are off. Allen only finished one season without an injury. Will be drafted on potential not past track record.Boom or bust.
Mike McGlinchey
OT , Notre Dame
HT: 6077v |  WT: 309v |  40: 5.20e
The Ravens can now move right tackle Alex Lewis to left guard.Calvin Ridley is a consideration. The two-time team captain ended his career with a consensus All-America honor. He is a big, wide, and physical presence who brings a refreshing, yet old school blue collar approach to the game. A bruiser who tries to stand out via advanced technique and physical play. Gets out of his stance quickly and ready to pounce. Hands are inside and ready to attack. The top offensive tackle in the draft.
Da'Ron Payne*
DT , Alabama
HT: 6024v |  WT: 311v |  40: 4.96v
The Chargers may draft Mike McGlinchey if available.Junior entry and two-year starter from Birmingham, AL. Earned All-SEC honors in 2017 and did his best imitation of an immovable force. An explosive athlete who has strength at the point of attack. Uses his arms and hands to control the blocker. He closes the inside running lanes with authority.
Connor Williams*
OT/OG, Texas
HT: 6051v |  WT: 296v |  40: 5.05v
Junior entry and two-year starter from Coppell, TX. Heading into the 2017 season, Williams was tabbed as the top lineman in the class after freshman All-America 2015 and All-America 2016 seasons. The thick, powerful, yet graceful athlete checked all the boxes when it came to franchise left tackle prospects. However just a few games into his junior year, he suffered a knee sprain and missed the majority of the season.
Leighton Vander Esch*
LB , Boise State
HT: 6042v |  WT: 256v |  40: 4.64v
The Cowboys are also looking at interior defensive linemen and receivers. Dallas may take WR Courtland Sutton/SMU in the 2nd round. Vander Esch is a junior entry from Riggins, ID. May have a medical that knocks him out of round one. One-year starter. Played in only six games in 2016 due to injuries. Has a lanky frame with some room to grow. Tall for a typical inside backer but has the tools to be productive inside or outside. Good initial read and react with instincts to fit the hole. Slips blocks well but needs to improve hand strength. Tends to let blockers into his frame. Flashes a violent disengage from a block and at times is very quick to shed. Has remarkable fluid change of direction skill with the ability to redirect quickly on cutbacks. Has the skill to redirect off a block and get back into a play. Very good in back side pursuit with good lateral movement and angles to get to the alley. Sideline to sideline range in pursuit. Makes plays all over the field and has a non-stop motor.
Marcus Davenport
HT: 6056v |  WT: 264v |  40: 4.59v
A raw and inconsistent talent who had more good days than bad. A long and athletic pass rusher who stood up in a two-point stance where he is more comfortable than in a three-point stance with his hand on the ground. He played down inside at times and with his hands up blocking the quarterback’s vision. He routinely won his pass rush reps with both power and speed. Needs more of a variety of pass rush moves
Billy Price
OC , Ohio State
HT: 6036v |  WT: 305v |  40: 5.00e
Both of our top two centers since last summer are in play. Billy Price Ohio State's four year starter unfortunately tore a pectoral muscle at the 2018 Combine while driving up 225 pounds. Frank Ragnow is a pro ready center from Arkansas that broke his ankle in the 7th game last fall.after starting games at center and guard. Both should make pro bowl visits. Paul Brown was the head football coach at Ohio State at one time and the Bengal organization love former Buckeyes. Price wins the coin flip. Four-year starter from Austintown, OH. The durable center/guard Ironman has 55 consecutive career starts. He followed in the footsteps of former Buckeye and current starting center for the Minnesota Vikings, Pat Elflein, by moving from guard to center his senior year. The competitive Price makes the line calls and has a quick snap and step move. Plays square with a good knee bend and base to anchor a bull rush. Has the strength and leverage power to turn a defender out of the hole.
22. Buffalo Bills f/KC
DJ Moore*
WR , Maryland
HT: 6000v |  WT: 210v |  40: 4.42v
Junior entry and three-year starter from Philadelphia, PA. Was voted Big-10 wide receiver of the year. An elite playmaker and competitor with the football in his hands. Fought through poor quarterback play to make a highlight reel worth of catches. Pound for pound very tough as an athlete. Shows special burst and acceleration off the line of scrimmage.
Harold Landry
LB , Boston College
HT: 6023v |  WT: 252v |  40: 4.67v
Offensive tackle and linebacker/pass rusher are two need positions.The Patriots think they can pick up Kolton Miller at 31. Landry plays the run well with good agility on the edge and the ability to make plays in space. Tackles well. Powerful at the point of attack. Holds up against strong blockers with good leg bend. Productive pass rusher with a variety of moves. Nonstop hustle helps his cause as he will make plays with second effort as the quarterback steps up or scrambles..
Josh Jackson*
CB , Iowa
HT: 6003v |  WT: 196v |  40: 4.56v
Junior entry and one-year starter from Corinth, TX. There may not be a player in the entire class that did as much as Jackson did with only 14 career starts. After playing the nickel role in 2016, he stepped into the starting lineup this past fall in replacement of Desmond King who left for the NFL. In his 13 games, he led the nation with eight interceptions and 26 passes defended. He was tested a lot and passed with flying colors.
Rashaan Evans
IB , Alabama
HT: 6017v |  WT: 237v |  40: 4.68e
A Mike Vrabel clone, defensive end Sam Hubbard is also in play here. Vrabel recruited the extra effort pass rusher for the Buckeyes. Evans is rangy and brings his power while on the move. He can shadow athletic running backs laterally and shows the ability to patiently pounce on the action. He is a heady player who can get himself in position to impact the play via both instincts and positive initial steps. On third down, Evans can be used as an edge rusher or in coverage, being equally effective in both roles.
Dallas Goedert
TE , South Dakota State
HT: 6045v |  WT: 256v |  40: 4.77v
The Falcons are still searching for their next Tony Gonzalez. Three-year starter from Britton, SD. The fifth year senior went from red-shirt to two-time FCS All-America and 2016 finalist for the Walter Payton Award. He has evolved into arguably the top tight end prospect in this class considering his every-down impact and elite-level ball skills. With nearly 200 career catches for over 3000 yards and 21 touchdowns, he has proven to be a threat on all three levels of the passing tree and a factor in the trenches as a blocker. A Travis Kelce clone.
Calvin Ridley*
WR , Alabama
HT: 6004v |  WT: 189v |  40: 4.45v
The Saints need a deep threat option and are surprised to see Ridley on the board. A tightend is also an option. Ridley is a junior entry and three-year starter from Coconut Creek, FL who is the most NFL ready receiver in the draft. He is a special blend of size, speed, and playmaking talent. A top level athlete who runs routes and plays the game with balance and body control. He is a polished route runner who has the ability to work himself open on all three levels of the route tree. Does a great job of getting his head and body snapped back around on stop and hitch routes. Shows suddenness in and out of breaks creating noticeable separation.
Mike Gesicki
TE , Penn State
HT: 6054v |  WT: 247v |  40: 4.56v
Big Ben can't have enough weapons. Three-year starter from Manahawkin, NJ. Gesicki had two years in an evolving Penn State offense. Things started to turn around in 2016, as he combined for 105 catches for 1242 yards and 14 touchdowns. The freaky matchup nightmare started to appear on a weekly basis and he showed several flashes of dominance all over the field. His game very well translates to this era of NFL offense where tall, long, big, and fast pass catchers are on everyone’s want list.
Lamar Jackson*
QB , Louisville
HT: 6022v |  WT: 216v |  40: 4.55e
The Jaguars want playmakers and the Florida native fits the bill. Junior entry and three-year starter from Pompano Beach, FL who won the Heisman Trophy in 2016. In an ‘off’ 2017 season, Jackson still finished third in the Heisman voting and won the ACC Player of the Year Award. His production over the past two years reached historic levels. He may have been a victim of expectations that were too high for anyone to reach this past season, If he applies himself and looks to clean up his throwing, he could be as dangerous as any player in the league. Explosive ability with the ball in his hands that can cause any defense to adjust their approach. Has game breaking speed in the open field that will not be caught from behind. Has the rare ability to simply run faster than whomever is chasing him. Has a quick, explosive release. Ball snaps out of his hand with just a flick of the wrist. Plenty of arm strength to make all of the throws.
Frank Ragnow
OC/OG, Arkansas
HT: 6051v |  WT: 312v |  40: 5.00e
The Vikings can grab other needs with more depth in later rounds. Ragnow a home state selection is the pick. Three-year starter and team captain from Victoria, MN. Lined up at center in the Razorback pro-style offense. Started 12 games in 2016 at center and one at right guard, and started all 13 games at right guard in 2015. Very good combination of height, bulk, and length. Overall, good athletic ability with solid play speed, quickness, balance, and change of direction. Right handed center. Accurate shotgun snaps. Big time run blocker. Gets a good inside punch and has very good play strength. Doesn’t always explode on contact, but runs his feet to create vertical movement at the point.
Kolton Miller*
HT: 6085v |  WT: 309v |  40: 4.98v
Ourlads' loved Nate Solder when he came out of Colorado in 2011.Miller needs work but is the most athletic tackle in this draft. Junior entry from Roseville, CA who started 23 games over three years. Started five games in 2015 and 2016, with the latter being a result of a season-ending foot injury. Was entrusted with the left tackle position for all 13 games in 2017, protecting the blind side for one of the top pro quarterback prospects in this draft. Has high-level measurables and surprising movement skills for such a long-limbed athlete.
Taven Bryan*
DT , Florida
HT: 6050v |  WT: 291v |  40: 5.05v
The Eagles could go in a variety of directions. With no 2nd and 3rd round pick. Look for Philly to trade out of 32. Junior entry from Casper, WY. After a three year career on the field that saw him start 13 total games, Bryan was one of the surprise entries initially. Upon further review, the dynamic athletic skill set at a very respectable size for interior defenders fits in well with the multi-look defensive fronts of the NFL. A son of a former Navy SEAL, Bryan plays the game as hard as anyone on the field at any given point. His initial pop out of his stance is quick and violent. Gets into the blocker before he is set up, consistently earning that advantage upon engagement. Has easy bend in his lower body, allowing him to play low and fast, making very tough for a blocker to get his hands on accurately. Has developed rush moves to rely on when he needs them. Quick to read and react. He excels at adjusting on the fly. Once in space he can outrun almost every interior defensive lineman in this draft. Has the movement ability of a tight end and will pursue to the sidelines with reckless abandon.