Top 50 Big Board 1.0

  1. Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
  • The running back position might be devalued in the NFL these days, but Barkley is the best player in the draft, no questions asked. He has no major flaws in his game and can make an impact as a silky smooth runner or as a receiving threat.

Pro Comparison: Marshall Faulk

  1. Sam Darnold, QB, USC
  • Let’s not become obsessed with Darnold’s turnover numbers this year and just watch the actual tape. A lot of the interceptions aren’t on him. I got burnt by fixating on Deshaun Watson’s interception numbers last year and had him as QB2. I won’t make that mistake again. Darnold has throwing motion issues, but he can flat out ball, he has the “It Factor.”

Pro Comparison: Tony Romo

  1. Connor Williams, OT, Texas
  • Williams sprained his MCL and PCL, as well as tearing the meniscus in his left knee earlier this season. This doesn’t bring my grade down on him yet, and here’s to hoping he gets back on the field soon and works out at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine. Williams is the most dominant tackle prospect in a long time and has the tools to be an All-Pro.

Pro Comparison: Joe Thomas

  1. Minkah Fitzpatrick, S/CB, Alabama
  • A true football player is how Fitzpatrick should be described. He does everything for Alabama. In one game he’ll play corner, nickel, safety, and hybrid linebacker, but I’ve decided to pencil him down as a safety. Fitzpatrick is versatile and aggressive with great ball skill, the ideal free safety.

Pro Comparison: Malcolm Jenkins

  1. Derwin James, S, Florida State
  • If Derwin James was exactly what he was expected to be this season he would be higher on my board. James hasn’t been the explosive freak that was expected and that could be due to the knee injury he’s coming off of from last year. He’s still a great player that can be used as a defensive chess piece. James need to be more consistently aggressive and return to the athletic form seen in his Freshman year.

Pro Comparison: Kam Chancellor

  1. Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
  • Few quarterbacks have done more with less than Josh Rosen. He carries UCLA every week and they live and die by him, something not all QB prospects have to shoulder. Rosen has some of the most beautiful mechanics you’ll ever see and is more pro-ready than the other QB prospects. He needs to learn to throw less “lasers” and with more touch.

Pro Comparison: Eli Manning

  1. Christian Wilkins, ID, Clemson
  • A classic 3-technique defensive tackle, Wilkins is going to be a dominant gap shooter in the NFL. He spent last season playing out of position at defensive end, despite being 300+lbs. Wilkins is a freak athlete and the type of interior defender coveted in the NFL today.

Pro Comparison: Gerald McCoy

  1. Harold Landry, ED, Boston College
  • One of the most important college production positions is edge defender. If a guy can’t get to the quarterback frequently in college, why would he in the pros? Well, Landry led the country in sacks last season and bends the edge like no other player in the class.

Pro Comparison: Cameron Wake

  1. Derrius Guice, RB, LSU
  • LSU produces defensive backs and running backs, and this year is no different. Guice runs harder than any player in the draft. He’s violent and wears down defenses, but has the burst and long speed to breakaway for big runs. Insert him into a running back needy offense and he can break games wide open.

Pro Comparison: Devonta Freeman

  1. Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
  • A couple knocks on Ridley are his age, his lack of size, and drop off in production from his freshman year. Throw those negatives out the window. He’s as clean a receiver prospect as they come. His hands are fantastic, he runs good routes, and he’s explosive. Ridley may not be the big athletic freakish receiver we’re used to, but neither were Antonio Brown or Stefon Diggs.

Pro Comparison: Stefon Diggs

  1. Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
  • If Darnold has the “It Factor” and Rosen has the perfect mechanics, then Allen has the athletic tools. Despite playing at a school in a lesser conference, Allen has mouth-watering ability. He has one of the strongest arms in recent memory as well as the mobility to make plays with his legs. Allen is a project, but the talent is there to be a franchise QB.

Pro Comparison: Carson Wentz

  1. Arden Key, ED, LSU
  • Straight up, Arden Key has one of the fastest first steps you’ll ever see. He’s tall and lean and not built to play a classic defensive end role, but he can be a pass rushing force if he stays healthy. The athleticism and bend are awesome; he just needs the right positon.

Pro Comparison: Jason Taylor

  1. Billy Price, OG/C, Ohio State
  • Interior offensive linemen are rarely taken early, but when a player has Price’s ability, an exception should be made. Price can play all three interior o-line spots and be a difference maker for a decade. He mauls in the run game and is a smart technician in the passing game.

Pro Comparison: Travis Frederick

  1. Tarvarus McFadden, CB, Florida State
  • Imagine an ideal cornerback for today’s NFL. Tall, fluid, great ball skills, and the ability to handle tall physical receivers and small quicker receivers. McFadden can be that player at the next level.

Pro Comparison: Marcus Peters

  1. Bradley Chubb, ED, North Carolina State
  • Not every top edge defender prospect is sexy. By that I mean they aren’t all these athletic, lean freaks like Key and Landry. Chubb is quite the opposite. He’s already built like an NFL defensive end and plays mean as hell, he even spits on opposing team’s logos. He’s a great run defender with impressive bend for a bigger edge player.

Pro Comparison: Michael Bennett

  1. Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
  • One of the first things you’ll notice when evaluating a cornerback is their feet. Are they quick? Are they slow? Can they transition with their hips and feet fluidly? Well, Denzel Ward has some of the quickest feet you’ll see. He’s a PBU monster and can play classic outside cornerback or inside as a nickel.

Pro Comparison: Desmond Trufant

  1. Deon Cain, WR, Clemson
  • Another receiver whose college stats don’t jump off the page at you, but can be better in the NFL. Cain plays at Clemson and this year they’ve leaned on Kelly Bryant’s legs more than his arm and that’s reflected by the numbers. But Cain is a great athlete with speed to burn. He’ll be a big play threat in the league.

Pro Comparison: Sammy Watkins

  1. Hercules Mata’afa, ED, Washington State
  • Watch a Washington State game and then tell me why they play their best defender as a 3-tech/5-tech when he’s a great edge rusher. Mata’afa is being hidden as a high-end prospect because he plays out of position, but he’s well suited to be an NFL edge rusher. He’s got strength, athleticism, and big time hand skills to beat offensive linemen.

Pro Comparison: Solomon Thomas

  1. Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas
  • Since before his freshman year even started, Malik Jefferson was hyped as the next great linebacker. It took sometime, but he’s finally beginning to look like a dominant player. Jefferson has sideline-to-sideline speed, exceptional lateral movement, and great instincts.

Pro Comparison: Bobby Wagner

  1. Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame
  • Another not so sexy guard, but Quenton Nelson is the tough guy every great o-line needs. He plays through the whistle and exceeds pushing defensive linemen around on run plays. Nelson can be penciled in at left guard and become one of the leagues best run-blockers.

Pro Comparison: Richie Incognito

  1. Jerome Baker, LB, Ohio State
  • The new wave linebacker in the NFL is more like a classic safety. Smaller and far more athletic, and that’s the box Jerome Baker checks. He may not be a devastating run defender, but he’s a perfect fit as a coverage backer. Baker is solid against the run, but teams will covet the athleticism.

Pro Comparison: Telvin Smith

  1. Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
  • There was talk of Sutton coming out in last year’s draft and being the top wideout picked. He isn’t quite that good, but he’s a big bodied receiver with a knack for highlight real grabs. Sutton has had a ton of production in college, but drops catchable balls at times and lacks elite speed.

Pro Comparison: Brandon Marshall

  1. Adam Breneman, TE, UMASS
  • Breneman is one of the weirder stories of the draft. He was originally at Penn State, but a knee injury forced him to retire and take on a political career. Now, he’s an All-American at lowly UMass. Breneman has a great all-around skill set. He has reliable hands to go along with solid blocking ability. He’s not an athletic freak, but if he’s healthy he seems close to a sure thing.

Pro Comparison: Jason Witten

  1. Kyzir White, S, West Virginia
  • The younger brother of Bears’ receiver and former first-round pick Kevin White, Kyzir plays on the defensive side. He’s a terror around the line of scrimmage and does his best work in the box. White plays all over the field for WVU and could be a major draft steal.

Pro Comparison: Harrison Smith

  1. Jaire Alexander, CB/NB, Louisville
  • Despite battling a handful of injuries this season at Louisville, Jaire Alexander is still one of the best corner prospects in the nation. He has a nose for forcing turnovers, and despite lacking size, he doesn’t shy away from contact. Alexander might be better suited for nickel, but can play outside in the NFL.

Pro Comparison: Chris Harris Jr.

  1. Dorance Armstrong Jr., ED, Kansas
  • Gumby is similar to Dorance Armstong Jr, just a bendy dude who will give stiff offensive tackles all kinds of trouble in the NFL. Not only does Armstrong Jr. bend the edge well, but he uses his length to shed blocks and has the motor to finish plays.

Pro Comparison: Robert Quinn

  1. Matthew Thomas, LB, Florida State
  • Another new wave linebacker, Matthew Thomas is at his best in coverage. He’s a great athlete with explosion most linebackers don’t possess. Thomas needs to be a better tackler to help his run defense.

Pro Comparison: Kwon Alexander

  1. Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville
  • Rule #1 of someone telling you Lamar Jackson isn’t an NFL QB: call them out for not watching the tape. Jackson isn’t a prototypical QB, but he’s a stud playmaker with unbelievable running ability. That’s a positive, not a negative. He also has an impressive arm and has progressed with his accuracy and decision making from last year.

Pro Comparison: Michael Vick

  1. Troy Fumagalli, TE, Wisconsin
  • Need a tight end that can block? Troy Fumagalli is your guy. Not only is he a fantastic run-blocker, but he’s a solid and consistent receiver. He’s often been Wisconsin’s biggest receiving threat and has a higher floor than any tight end in the class

Pro Comparison: Heath Miller

  1. Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama
  • Alabama has two of the best safety prospects. Fitzpatrick is a corner-safety type while Ronnie Harrison is more of a safety-linebacker. Harrison is big and athletic, the ideal guy to play strong safety. He defends the run well in the box, but can also handle tight ends in coverage.

Pro Comparison: Keanu Neal

  1. Maurice Hurst, ID, Michigan
  • The days of not taking supremely talented defensive tackles due to lack of size are over, thank you Aaron Donald, Geno Atkins, and Grady Jarrett. This is great news for Mo Hurst who is undersized, but an athletic interior pass rusher. Hurst can play 3-tech, 5-tech and even on the edge.

Pro Comparison: Geno Atkins

  1. Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State
  • There are so many quarterbacks coming out of pass-happy spread systems these days that we can’t let that blind us during evaluations. Rudolph is one of those guys. He’s got a solid arm and impressive deep accuracy, but comes out of a hard to evaluate system. Rudolph looks like a class big pocket passer who just needs a coach like Bruce Arians.

Pro Comparison: Carson Palmer

  1. Dre’Mont Jones, ID, Ohio State
  • Ohio State has a loaded defensive line, so at times it’s hard to tell how good a player actually is, but Jones flashes consistently. He has nice athleticism and the quickness coveted for a 3-tech or 5-tech.

Pro Comparison: Chris Jones

  1. Vita Vea, ID, Washington
  • If you watch Washington play you’ll notice almost right away how bizarre they use Vita Vea. He looks like a nose tackle, but will line up everywhere from 0-tech to outside linebacker. That’s a testament to his quickness and football sense. Vea probably won’t be a huge numbers guy in the league, but he will be a starter for a long time.

Pro Comparison: Danny Shelton

  1. Uchenna Nwosu, LB, USC
  • No player plays as out of control as Uchenna Nwosu. No matter what he’s doing he’s going 100 miles per hour. Nwosu plays as an edge defender at USC, but could be this year’s Haason Reddick. He’s better suited to be an off-ball linebacker using his supreme speed.

Pro Comparison: Ryan Shazier

  1. Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame
  • Some believe McGlinchey to be a top pick in the upcoming draft, and he could be due to team needs at tackle. McGlinchey looks like a stiff, not so incredible, athlete playing left tackle. He’s a good run blocker and better suited for the right side.

Pro Comparison: Nate Solder

  1. Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
  • When a receiver looks like a running back with the ball in his hands it’s always fun. That’s what Christian Kirk looks like. He may not be a dominant downfield threat, but his YAC ability is intriguing.

Pro Comparison: Golden Tate

  1. Josh Sweat, ED, Florida State
  • Just another long, lean, athletic edge guy. This draft is edge heavy, and Sweat could be a second-round steal because of it. He’s raw and not much versus the run, but when he pins his ears back, he gets after the QB.

Pro Comparison: Jerry Hughes

  1. Kalen Ballage, RB, Arizona State
  • Rarely do running backs run with a similar patient style to that of Le’Veon Bell, but Kalen Ballage does. It makes him so intriguing despite a lack of college production. He’s a big back with major patience, breakaway speed, and experience at receiver.

Pro Comparison: Le’Veon Bell

  1. Damien Harris, RB, Alabama
  • This year’s jack of all trades is Bama running back Damien Harris. He does everything well, but nothing exceptionally. Harris is a plug and play running back with the elusiveness and vision needed in the pros.

Pro Comparison: Lamar Miller

  1. Josh Adams, RB, Notre Dame
  • Anytime Notre Dame plays, Josh Adams flashes. Usually with big plays and breakaway touchdowns. He’s big, explosive, and runs hard, but lacks the vision to be a first-round pick.

Pro Comparison: Todd Gurley

  1. Sony Michel, RB, Georgia
  • He may be the Bulldog’s number two running back, but Sony Michel looks like a future dynamic pro. Michel is elusive, an effective receiver, and he’s dealt with a lighter workload than most in college. He’ll be a nice add for a duel headed backfield.

Pro Comparison: Gio Bernard

  1. Ronald Jones II, RB, USC
  • The most elusive back in the draft is Ronald Jones. He’s dynamic in the open field and could be a game changer at the next level. Jones just isn’t that big and has dealt with injuries in college.

Pro Comparison: LeSean McCoy

  1. Bo Scarbrough, RB, Alabama
  • Yes, another running back. It’s a deep class. Scarbrough is an odd case. He’ll have games where he’s dominant and others where he does next to nothing. The size and power are there, but he needs to be more consistent. A power scheme in the NFL will do him well.

Pro Comparison: Jordan Howard

  1. Lorenzo Carter, ED, Georgia
  • Georgia has a stacked defense, but Carter stands out. He’s a 3-4 edge linebacker with a quick first step, natural speed rush ability, and good hand use. However, Carter lacks strength and struggles to set the edge. He may find a home as an off-ball linebacker.

Pro Comparison: Anthony Barr

  1. Da’Ron Payne, ID, Alabama
  • The early favorite for most bench press reps at the NFL Combine is Da’Ron Payne. He’s a big run plug and as strong as any college player. Payne isn’t a dynamic pass rusher, but he can play nose tackle or 1-tech right away.

Pro Comparison: Brandon Williams

  1. Clelin Ferrell, ED, Clemson
  • Another Clemson defensive lineman with big time athletic ability. Ferrell is built well with a good first step and speed rush. He lacks strength and bend, but is a better run defender than a lot of other options.

Pro Comparison: Danielle Hunter

  1. Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State
  • Most tight ends play on the line of scrimmage a fair amount. For a big tight end, Gesicki spends a surprising amount of time as an H-back. Maybe it’s the system at Penn State or maybe it’s because he’s a poor blocker. Gesicki will be a good receiving threat with good athleticism, size, and hands, but it doesn’t look like he loves contact.

Pro Comparison: Zach Ertz

  1. Sam Hubbard, ED, Ohio State
  • A high-motor defensive end like Hubbard will be playing early and often in the NFL. He isn’t a dynamic athlete, but he’s big, works hard, and knows how to defend the run. As a secondary pass rusher, he’ll be big.

Pro Comparison: Ryan Kerrigan

  1. Rashaad Penny, RB, San Diego State
  • Need a running back? This is the draft to go get one. Penny is a big back with great balance and vision. He lacks burst and elusiveness, but he can bang inside the tackles and do some damage out the backfield.

Pro Comparison: Melvin Gordon

Top 5 Quarterbacks

Highest Ceiling: Josh Allen, Wyoming

Highest Floor: Sam Darnold, USC

Best Bet: Josh Rosen, UCLA

Value Pick: Ryan Finley, North Carolina State

Wildcard: Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma

Biggest Arm: Josh Allen, Wyoming

Most Accurate: Sam Darnold, USC

Best Scrambler: Lamar Jackson, Louisville

Rank Player School Pro Comparison
1. Sam Darnold USC Tony Romo
2. Josh Rosen UCLA Eli Manning
3. Josh Allen Wyoming Carson Wentz
4. Lamar Jackson Louisville Michael Vick
5. Mason Rudolph Oklahoma State Carson Palmer


Top 5 Running Backs

Highest Ceiling: Saquon Barkley, Penn State

Highest Floor: Saquon Barkley, Penn State

Best Bet: Saquon Barkley, Penn State

Value Pick: Rashaad Penny, San Diego State

Wildcard: Kalen Ballage, Arizona State

Most Elusive: Ronald Jones II, USC

Best Power: Bo Scarbrough, Alabama

Best Receiver: Saquon Barkley, Penn State

Best Scatback: Akrum Wadley, Iowa

Rank Player School Pro Comparison
1. Saquon Barkley Penn State Marshall Faulk
2. Derrius Guice LSU Devonta Freeman
3. Kalen Ballage Arizona State Le’Veon Bell
4. Damien Harris Alabama Lamar Miller
5. Josh Adams Notre Dame Todd Gurley


Top 5 Wide Receivers

Highest Ceiling: Deon Cain, Clemson

Highest Floor: Calvin Ridley, Alabama

Best Bet: Calvin Ridley, Alabama

Value Pick: Dante Pettis, Washington

Wildcard: Simmie Cobbs Jr., Indiana

Best Hands: Calvin Ridley, Alabama

Best Routes: Calvin Ridley, Alabama

Best Slot: Deontay Burnett, USC

Best Deep Threat: Deon Cain, Clemson

Rank Player School Pro Comparison
1. Calvin Ridley Alabama Stefon Diggs
2. Deon Cain Clemson Sammy Watkins
3. Courtland Sutton Sothern Methodist Brandon Marshall
4. Christian Kirk Texas A&M Golden Tate
5. Deontay Burnett USC Victor Cruz


Top 5 Tight Ends

Highest Ceiling: Mark Andrews, Oklahoma

Highest Floor: Troy Fumagalli, Wisconsin

Best Bet: Adam Breneman, UMASS

Value Pick: Dallas Goedert, South Dakota State

Wildcard: Jaylen Samuels, North Carolina State

Best Hands: Adam Breneman, UMass

Best Blocker: Troy Fumagalli, Wisconsin

Best H-Back: Mike Gesicki, Penn State

Rank Player School Pro Comparison
1. Adam Breneman UMass Jason Witten
2. Troy Fumagalli Wisconsin Heath Miller
3. Mike Gesicki Penn State Zach Ertz
4. Mark Andrews Oklahoma Kyle Rudolph
5. Dallas Goedert South Dakota State Zach Miller


Top 5 Offensive Tackles

Highest Ceiling: Connor Williams, Texas

Highest Floor: Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame

Best Bet: Connor Williams, Texas

Value Pick: Brian O’Neill, Pittsburgh

Wildcard: Mitch Hyatt, Clemson

Best Pass-Blocker: Connor Williams, Texas

Best Run-Blocker: Connor Williams, Texas

Sweetest Feet: Chukwuma Okorafor, Western Michigan

Meanest SOB: Orlando Brown Jr., Oklahoma

Rank Player School Pro Comparison
1. Connor Williams Texas Joe Thomas
2. Mike McGlinchey Notre Dame Nate Solder
3. Chukwuma Okorafor Western Michigan Terron Armstead
4. Mitch Hyatt Clemson Eric Fisher
5. Orlando Brown Jr. Oklahoma Rodger Saffold


Top 5 Interior O-line

Highest Ceiling: Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame

Highest Floor: Billy Price, Ohio State

Best Bet: Billy Price, Ohio State

Value Pick: Mason Cole, Michigan

Wildcard: Braden Smith, Auburn

Best Pass-Blocker: Billy Price, Ohio State

Best Run-Blocker: Billy Price, Ohio State

Best Pull/Trap: Martez Ivey, Florida

Meanest SOB: Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame

Rank Player School Pro Comparison
1. Billy Price Ohio State Travis Frederick
2. Quenton Nelson Notre Dame Richie Incognito
3. Will Hernandez UTEP Mike Iupati
4. Braden Smith Auburn Kyle Long
5. Martez Ivey Florida DJ Humphries


Top 5 Interior Defenders

Highest Ceiling: Christian Wilkins, Clemson

Highest Floor: Vita Vea, Washington

Best Bet: Maurice Hurst, Michigan

Value Pick: Derrick Nnadi, Florida State

Wildcard: Dre’Mont Jones, Ohio State

Stud Pass Rusher: Maurice Hurst, Michigan

Space Eater: Da’Ron Payne, Alabama

Most Athletic: Christian Wilkins, Clemson

Most Versatile: Christian Wilkins, Clemson

Rank Player School Pro Comparison
1. Christian Wilkins Clemson Gerald McCoy
2. Maurice Hurst Michigan Geno Atkins
3. Dre’Mont Jones Ohio State Chris Jones
4. Vita Vea Washington Danny Shelton
5. Da’Ron Payne Alabama Brandon Williams


Top 5 Edge Defenders

Highest Ceiling: Arden Key, LSU

Highest Floor: Bradley Chubb, North Carolina State

Best Bet: Harold Landry, Boston College

Value Pick: Sam Hubbard, Ohio State

Wildcard: Lorenzo Carter, Georgia

Stud Pass-Rusher: Harold Landry, Boston College

Best Run-Defender: Bradley Chubb, North Carolina State

Most Versatile: Hercules Mata’afa, Washington State

Rank Player School Pro Comparison
1. Harold Landry Boston College Cameron Wake
2. Arden Key LSU Jason Taylor
3. Bradley Chubb North Carolina State Michael Bennett
4. Hercules Mata’afa Washington State Solomon Thomas
5. Dorance Armstrong Jr. Kansas Robert Quinn


Top 5 Linebackers

Highest Ceiling: Malik Jefferson, Texas

Highest Floor: Cameron Smith, USC

Best Bet: Malik Jefferson, Texas

Value Pick: Roquan Smith, Georgia

Wildcard: Uchenna Nwosu, USC

Best Coverage: Matthew Thomas, Florida State

Best Run-Defender: Malik Jefferson, Texas

Best Pass-Rush: Uchenna Nwosu, USC

Rank Player School Pro Comparison
1. Malik Jefferson Texas Bobby Wagner
2. Jerome Baker Ohio State Telvin Smith
3. Matthew Thomas Florida State Kwon Alexander
4. Uchenna Nwosu USC Ryan Shazier
5. Cameron Smith USC Christian Kirksey


Top 5 Cornerbacks

Highest Ceiling: Tarvarus McFadden, Florida State

Highest Floor: Jaire Alexander, Louisville

Best Bet: Denzel Ward, Ohio State

Value Pick: Isaiah Oliver, Colorado

Wildcard: Anthony Averett, Alabama

Best Man Coverage: Tarvarus McFadden, Florida State

Best Zone Coverage: Jaire Alexander, Louisville

Best Nickel: Denzel Ward, Ohio State

Rank Player School Pro Comparison
1. Tarvarus McFadden Florida State Marcus Peters
2. Denzel Ward Ohio State Desmond Trufant
3. Jaire Alexander Louisville Chris Harris Jr.
4. Quenton Meeks Stanford Sean Smith
5. Jordan Thomas Oklahoma Morris Claiborne


Top 5 Safeties

Highest Ceiling: Derwin James, Florida State

Highest Floor: Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama

Best Bet: Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama

Value Pick: Marcus Allen, Penn State

Wildcard: Kyzir White, West Virginia

Best Free Safety: Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama

Best Strong Safety: Derwin James, Florida State

Biggest Hitter: Kyzir White, West Virginia

Best Coverage: Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama

Most Versatile: Derwin James, Florida State

Rank Player School Pro Comparison
1. Minkah Fitzpatrick Alabama Malcolm Jenkins
2. Derwin James Florida State Kam Chancellor
3. Kyzir White West Virginia Harrison Smith
4. Ronnie Harrison Alabama Keanu Neal
5. Armani Watts Texas A&M Devin McCourty

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Vice President of Media | The Armchair All-Americans, LLC
I’m Canadian as can be, other than the fact that I don’t care about hockey. I love football. The NFL is my life. I consider myself a football guy and I’d rather watch tape than anything else. I’m the Armchair NFL Draft analyst here. You can read my Armchair Scout columns and call me out for my draft misses. I’m also part of two podcasts at Armchair. Our NFL Draft podcast, 7 Rounds in Heaven, and the main NFL pod, Resting the Starters. I cheer for the Steelers, Raptors, Blue Jays, Oregon, and I guess the Leafs.
Vice President of Media | The Armchair All-Americans, LLC
I’m Canadian as can be, other than the fact that I don’t care about hockey. I love football. The NFL is my life. I consider myself a football guy and I’d rather watch tape than anything else. I’m the Armchair NFL Draft analyst here. You can read my Armchair Scout columns and call me out for my draft misses. I’m also part of two podcasts at Armchair. Our NFL Draft podcast, 7 Rounds in Heaven, and the main NFL pod, Resting the Starters. I cheer for the Steelers, Raptors, Blue Jays, Oregon, and I guess the Leafs.


  1. Are you ready for the comment section on a draft article? Well, you better be.

    “I got burnt by fixating on Deshaun Watson’s interception numbers last year and had him as QB2.” – This isn’t getting burnt. This is being off by a few points in the grade. Getting burnt would be sticking Watson with a 2nd round grade and ranking him as the QB4.

    “Allen has mouth-watering ability” – Ha. He has potential. He has physical characteristics. I’m not sure if ‘ability’ is the word I’d use for it though. Flacco is also a much better comparison. Wentz’s strengths are decision making and pocket presence. These are Allen’s weaknesses.

    “McGlinchey looks like a stiff, not so incredible, athlete playing left tackle. He’s a good run blocker and better suited for the right side” – I agree 100%

    Other than that, I really enjoyed it and I know writing these is not easy.

  2. Wow! That’s a ton of info….and a ton of work. Nice job! I’m still trying to figure out the photos thing. When I do a search for Calvin Ridley images on Google with the parameters set forth in the “Armchair Content Creator”, I don’t see any photos like the one you used. So how did you get approval to use that photo? I’m curious and wanting to learn more for my own articles. Thanks Rob!


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