Seattle Seahawks 2017 Draft Review

May 3, 2017 Brian Johannes 0

2nd/35 Malik McDowell, DT Ht.: 6-6 Wt.: 295 School: Michigan State Supremely talented McDowell at times can look like one of the best players in this draft and will long stretches where he disappears and looks disinterested. Seattle is hoping the culture they’ve built and the leaders they have in the building can hold McDowell…

San Francisco 49ers 2017 Draft Review

May 3, 2017 Brian Johannes 0

1st/3 Solomon Thomas, DE Ht.: 6-3 Wt.: 273 School: Stanford With so many needs on their roster the 49ers couldn’t afford to be picky and needed to take the best available prospect. By picking Solomon Thomas he gives San Francisco an interior pass rusher with explosive quickness and a knack for sacking the quarterback. Thomas…

Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 Draft Review

May 3, 2017 Brian Johannes 0

1st/30 TJ Watt, OLB Ht.: 6-5 Wt.: 252 School: Wisconsin The Steelers are still running out James Harrison at age 38 so the selection of a rush outside linebacker in the first round was not surprising at all. TJ Watt had been rumored to the Steelers for quite some time leading up to the draft…

Philadelphia Eagles 2017 Draft Review

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1st/14 Derek Barnett, DE Ht.: 6-3  Wt.: 259 School: Tennessee Combine testing did Derek Barnett no favors, but when you break Reggie White’s career sack record it’s a clear indication he knows how to get to the quarterback. Barnett was at his best against the top completion with 21 of his 33 sacks against SEC…

Oakland Raiders 2017 Draft Review

May 3, 2017 Brian Johannes 0

1st/24 Gareon Conley, CB Ht.: 6-0 Wt.: 195 School: Ohio State A week ago there was talk of Conley being a top 10 pick and possibly the best cornerback in this class. However, a sexual assault accusation really clouded things with Conley. Oakland must feel very confident that Conley will be proven innocent because if…

New York Jets 2017 Draft Review

May 3, 2017 Brian Johannes 0

1st/6 Jamal Adams, S Ht.: 6-0  Wt.: 214 School: LSU Having Jamal Adams fall into their laps had to be best case scenario for the Jets. Adams is a physical safety who can come down and lay big hits in the run game but he also has the speed and quickness to react in zone…

New York Giants 2017 Draft Review

May 3, 2017 Brian Johannes 0

1st/23 Evan Engram, TE Ht.: 6-3 Wt.: 234 School: Mississippi Taking Engram in the first round was a surprising move as the similar but more talented David Njoku was still available. Regardless of where they drafted Engram the Giants were able to get an athletic move tight end that fits perfectly in Ben McAdoo’s quick…

New England Patriots 2017 Draft Review

May 3, 2017 Brian Johannes 0

3rd/83 Derek Rivers, DE Ht.: 6-4 Wt.: 248 School: Youngstown State New England has made a point to upgrade their pass rush this offseason trading for Kony Ealy but lack that bendy edge rusher to complete the power insider rushers they have. Rivers dominated FCS competition but showed at the Senior Bowl he was able…

Miami Dolphins 2017 Draft Review

May 3, 2017 Brian Johannes 0

1st/22 Charles Harris, DE Ht.: 6-3 Wt.: 253 School: Missouri Needing to add youth to their pass rush the Dolphins were able to get a good value in Charles Harris who could have easily be selected in the top twenty picks. Harris could stand to add some weight to hold up against the run his…

Los Angeles Rams 2017 Draft Review

May 3, 2017 Brian Johannes 0

2nd/44 Gerald Everett, TE Ht.: 6-3 Wt.: 239 School: South Alabama An undersized tight end Everett lines up exclusively in the slot and uses his speed and athletic ability to be a match up nightmare. Needing to add weapons around Jared Goff, Everett will play the Jordan Reed role that Head Coach Sean McVay had…