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By PFF Analysis Team
Apr 26, 2019

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We’re live from the PFF Studios with up-to-the-minute analysis of every pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Follow along below as we give a brief summary and proper analysis for what every pick means for each NFL team.

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Round 1

Pick 1

Arizona Cardinals – QB Kyler Murray, Oklahoma

Arizona nails the first overall pick, selecting PFF’s No. 1 overall player in the 2019 class. Murray is a game-changer, far and away the best signal-caller and best overall player in the 2019 NFL Draft.

    • Highest overall grade in the 2019 quarterback class in 2018
    • Highest passing grade in the 2019 quarterback class in 2018
    • Second-highest passer rating under pressure in the quarterback class in 2018
    • Highest passer rating from a clean pocket in the quarterback class in 2018

Pick 2

San Francisco 49ers – Edge Nick Bosa, Ohio State

Nick Bosa is a dominant pass rusher, and he shows that. GM John Lynch was sticking to his board in taking Bosa, who they viewed as the best player available. Bosa can also help the 49ers’ defense get upfield penetration against the division-favorite Rams’ outside zone runs.

  • Highest overall grade among edge defenders in 2017
  • Highest pass-rush grade among edge defenders in 2017
  • Highest win rate among edge defenders in 2017 (27.9%)
  • fifth pressure rate among edge defenders in 2017 (20.7%)

Pick 3

New York Jets – DI Quinnen Williams, Alabama

The Jets couldn’t find a trade partner and were forced to settle for one of the best defensive players in the draft in former ‘Bama defensive interior Quinnen Williams. The big man is the best interior pass-rusher in this year’s class and well worth the third overall pick. New York’s defense gets a massive upgrade with Williams.

  • Finished the 2018 season tied for first in pass-rush grade among qualifiers
  • Highest overall grade among qualifiers at his position in 2018
  • Most defensive stops in 2018 among qualifiers at his position
  • Highest pressure rate among qualifiers in the DI class in 2018

Pick 4

Oakland Raiders – Edge Clelin Ferrell, Clemson

Oakland had the second-lowest team defense grade in 2018, and they have the first-round ammo to take the players they want.  This seems like a reach anyway you slice it as Ferrell was 35th on our board.  Still, his ability against the pass and run improves this defense.

  • Finished the 2018 season ranked 13th among edge defenders in overall grade.
  • Finished the 2018 season with the tenth-most pressures among edge defenders.
  • Tallied the 13th-best pressure rate among edge defenders last season (17.3%).
  • Ranked 10th among edge defenders in pass-rush grade in 2018.

Pick 5

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – LB Devin White, LSU

Tampa Bay replaces Kwon Alexander with a huge upgrade in former LSU linebacker Devin White. The former Tiger is an uber-athletic specimen with a sky-high ceiling at next level. His coverage ability is easily the best in the 2019 linebacker class.

  • T-No. 11 overall grade in the draft class among linebackers
  • No. 1 coverage grade among draft-class linebackers
  • 6th in draft class with 33 total pressures among off-ball linebackers
  • T-No. 17 in class with 56 total stops

Pick 6

New York Giants – QB Daniel Jones, Duke 

They didn’t get their quarterback in 2018, but the Giants get their guy in Duke quarterback Daniel Jones this year. Jones didn’t have a great supporting cast in 2018 at Duke, but Jones was still the 70th-ranked player on our big board heading into tonight.

  • Jones ranked 11th among quarterbacks in overall grade last season.
  • He finished  13th among draft-eligible signal callers in passing grade.
  • He finished 11th among the class in adjusted completion percentage.
  • His passer rating from a clean pocket ranked 25th among his classmates.

Pick 7

Jacksonville Jaguars – Edge Josh Allen, Kentucky

With Oakland and New York going against the grain, Jacksonville gets a steal at No. 7 overall in former Kentucky edge defender Josh Allen. He’s an outstanding pass-rusher with sneaky good coverage ability that can play multiple roles in any defense in the NFL.

  • 1st overall grade among edges
  • 1st pass-rush grade among all defenders
  • 2nd in pass-rush win rate among edges (29.1)
  • 1st pressure rate among edges (23.4)

Pick 8

Detroit Lions – TE T.J. Hockenson, Iowa

The Lions’ offensive coordinator will need to make Hockenson’s receiving prowess a focal point of the Detroit offense in order for this pick to reach value, but he is clearly the most complete tight end in this class. The Lions gave former Steelers TE Jesse James a big contract in March, thus the addition of Hockenson means Detroit is now possibly the most tight end-invested team in the league.

  • Hockenson led the draft class with an 89.5 overall grade in 2018.
  • His receiving grade was good for second among his classmates.
  • He had the lowest drop rate of any tight end in the FBS that saw 50-plus catchable targets (2.0%).
  • No tight end picked up more chain-moving receptions on third-down last season (15).

Pick 9

Buffalo Bills – DI Ed Oliver, Houston

Buffalo gets an explosive, uber-athletic defensive interior in former Houston standout Ed Oliver. He’s a high-floor run defender that should only get better rushing the passer as a primary three-technique at the next level.

  • 2nd overall grade among DI
  • 3rd pass-rush grade among DI
  • 2nd run-defense among all defenders
  • 5th pass-rush win rate among DI (15.8)

Pick 10

Pittsburgh Steelers via the Denver Broncos – LB Devin Bush, Michigan

The Steelers rarely move spots in the draft, but with Ben Roethlisberger on the tail end of his career and the need to fill the void left by the injury to Ryan Shazier, Pittsburgh makes a big trade up for Michigan LB Devin Bush.  One of the best cover linebackers in the draft, Bush has the sideline to sideline speed to defend the run, get after the QB, and cover running backs and tight ends in the passing game.

  • Earned the 21st-highest overall grade in the draft class among linebackers.
  • Ranked sixth among his classmates in pass-rushing productivity.
  • He allowed the class’ 33rd-lowest passer rating on throws into his coverage.

Pick 11

Cincinnati Bengals – OT Jonah Williams, Alabama

Cincinnati gets PFF’s top offensive tackle on the board in Alabama’s Jonah Williams at No. 11 overall. He can play guard or tackle at the next level, and wherever he plays, he’s going to excel. Slotted as the No. 4 overall player on PFF’s final big board, Williams is a star in the making that Bengals fans should enjoy in Cincy.

  • 2nd-highest overall grade among draft-eligible tackles
  • No. 8 pass-blocking grade in the class
  • No. 3 run-blocking grade among draft-class tackles
  • Allowed just 12 total pressures on 482 pass-blocking snaps from left tackle

Pick 12

Green Bay Packers – Edge Rashan Gary, Michigan

A former No. 1 overall recruit coming out of high school, Gary’s play at Michigan never quite matched his hype, especially when rushing the passer. He needs to develop a more advanced arsenal of moves if he’s to reach his impressive athletic potential for the Packers.

  • Gary’s 80.4 overall grade ranked 21st among edge defenders last season.
  • His pass-rushing grade didn’t fare as well, ranking 46th among his peers. 
  • His pass-rush win rate of 17.3% ranked 21st among players at his position.
  • His 15.0% pressure rate was good for 27th.

Pick 13

Miami Dolphins – DI Christian Wilkins, Clemson

Miami selects PFF’s No. 25 overall player in the draft in former Clemson standout Christian Wilkins. Extremely athletic for his size, Wilkins is top-tier interior pass-rusher with solid positional versatility. He was top three in both run-defense and pass-rushing grade among interior players this past season.

  • 3rd overall grade among DI
  • 4th pass-rush grade among DI
  • 2nd pressure rate among DI (14.0)
  • 2nd run stop % among DI (11.9)

Pick 14

Atlanta Falcons – G Chris Lindstrom, Boston College

The Falcons pass on addressing the tackle position by selecting Linstrom, who was the 51st player on PFF’s big board. Lindstrom didn’t allow a sack or hit last season, and he earned an elite grade as a pass protector. He should step right in to protect Matt Ryan.

  • Lindstrom’s 72.9 overall grade ranked 11th among the draft class
  • His pass-blocking grade was good for second among draft-eligible guards. 
  • Tied for second-best pass-blocking efficiency among players at the position.
  • Ranked 16th among guards in run-blocking grade.

Pick 15

Washington Redskins – QB Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State

This is the dream scenario for the Washington Redskins. There were rumors that they liked Haskins enough to trade up to grab him, and in the end they stand firm at pick 15 and still land the Ohio State signal-caller. The 10th overall player on the PFF big board, he improved as the 2018 season went on.

  • 10th-highest overall grade in the class
  • No. 9 passing grade among draft-class quarterbacks
  • No. 5 adjusted completion % in the class
  • No. 2 passer rating from a clean pocket among class QBs

Pick 16

Carolina Panthers – Edge Brian Burns, Florida State

The Panthers continue to address the void left by Julius Peppers’ retirement with the selection of Burns. While slightly undersized, Burns was able to win in multiple ways at Florida State and was not just a speed rusher. He plays with a physicality and tenacity that fits well in Carolina.

  • Burns’ 87.5 overall grade was good for 11th among edge defenders.
  • He earned the fifth-best pass-rush grade among his classmates.
  • He tallied the 12th-best win rate among players at the position.
  • He produced 66 total pressures in 2018 – the most among his peers.

Pick 17

New York Giants – DI Dexter Lawrence, Clemson

The Giants add a big body to the middle of their defensive line and a player who is a fantastic athlete for his size. Lawrence is the 32nd overall player on the PFF big board. The only question is whether or not he can be a three-down player in the NFL, or if he is mainly a first and second down player.

  • 8th overall grade among DI
  • 8th pass-rush grade among DI
  • 3rd pressure rate among DI (13.8)
  • 6th run stop % among DI (11.2)

Pick 18

Minnesota Vikings – C Garrett Bradbury, NC State

Our No. 41 overall prospect, Bradbury fits a major need on Minnesota’s offensive line. While we may view him as a reach so early in the draft, the pick is not a huge surprise considering Minnesota’s multiple critical holes along the offensive line.

  • 82.9 overall grade ranked seventh among all offensive linemen in the class.
  • Earned the eighth-highest pass-blocking grade among draft-eligible centers.
  • Earned the fifth-highest run-blocking grade among all offensive linemen in the class.
  • Allowed just 10 total QB hits and sacks on 1,513 total pass-blocking snaps in his career.

Pick 19

Tennessee Titans – DI Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State

Jeffery Simmons is a steal at pick No. 19. Tearing his ACL in the offseason, Simmons was expected to slide in the draft, but Tennessee was smart to end his skid at No. 19. He is one of the best interior pass-rushers in this class when healthy.

  • 4th overall grade among DI
  • 6th pass-rush grade among DI
  • 4th run stop % among DI (11.4)
  • 4th win rate among DI (16.5)

Pick 20

Denver Broncos via Pittsburgh Steelers – TE Noah Fant, Iowa

Joe Flacco gets his receiving weapon at the tight end position, as the Broncos take Iowa TE Noah Fant after trading back with the Steelers. Fant proved to be one of the nation’s best receiving threats at the position a season ago, and he’ll slot right into the offense in Denver.

  • Fant’s 71.6 overall grade ranked 10th among tight ends in this year’s class.
  • He averaged the sixth-most yards per route run among draft-eligible tight ends.
  • He fielded the 16th-best drop rate among his peers.
  • Racked up the position’s third-most receiving yards when lined up in the slot. 

Pick 21

Green Bay Packers (via Seattle) – S Darnell Savage, Maryland

A favorite of our own Sam Monson, who compares him to Colts-great Bob Sanders, Savage lives up to his name with his tenacious play against both the run and pass. He needs to play closer to the line of scrimmage, but he’s like having another linebacker in the box and will be the tone-setter for the Packers defense.

  • T-8th overall grade among S
  • 12th coverage grade among S
  • 9th passer rating against among S (36.0)
  • 14th defensive stops in coverage among S (10)

Pick 22

Philadelphia Eagles via Baltimore Ravens – Andre Dillard, Washington State

The trade up to get ahead of the Houston Texans made offensive tackle the likely pick here, and that’s exactly the way the Eagles go with Washington State’s Andre Dillard. The 13th-ranked player on the PFF big board, Dillard led all starting tackles with a 94.0 pass-blocking grade in 2018.

  • Dillard’s 85.0 overall grade ranked fourth among all draft-eligible tackles.
  • He earned the second-best pass-blocking grade in the class.
  • His efforts in the running game earned the class’ 19th-best run-blocking grade. 
  • He allowed only one sack on 748 pass-blocking snaps from left tackle. 

Pick 23

Houston Texans – OT Tytus Howard, Alabama State

In the Senior Bowl, Howard allowed only one hurry on his 21 pass-blocking snaps earning a pass-blocking grade of 75.7. Played against FBS opponents twice in 2018 and performed well. He had a decent showing against Auburn in Week 3 (67.1) and didn’t allow a single sack, hit or hurry in that game. Also didn’t allow any pressures in Week 7 against Southern Alabama. (6050/322)

  • 13th overall grade among OT
  • T-9th pass-block grade among OT
  • 12th run-block grade among OT
  • 24th pressure rate allowed among OT (3.1)

Pick 24

Oakland Raiders – RB Josh Jacobs, Alabama

The loss of Marshawn Lynch no doubt prompted this pick, but even with Jacobs being our top-ranked running back, the Raiders are still chasing the division in the wrong areas at this point of the draft.

  • Jacobs’ 84.4 overall grade ranked 10th among running backs last year.
  • He finished the season with the 11th-best rushing grade.
  • He tied for second among backs in the percentage of carries that resulted in either a first down or a touchdown (41.0%).
  • He also tied for eighth among backs with 0.27 missed tackles forced per attempt. 

Pick 25

Baltimore Ravens (via Philadelphia) – WR Marquise Brown, Oklahoma

The Ravens have made all sorts of moves to bolster the running attack in a passing league, but with the first pick in the post-Ozzie-Newsome era will be a WR in Oklahoma’s “Hollywood” Brown. Legit deep speed with some question marks at making contested catches downfield, the Ravens hope to allow Brown to just get open for Lamar Jackson.

  • 7th overall grade among WR
  • 6th receiving grade among WR
  • 4th yards per route run among WR (3.56)
  • 5th deep pass yards among WR (592)

Pick 26

Washington Redskins via Indianapolis Colts  – Edge Montez Sweat, Mississippi State

After grabbing their potential franchise quarterback at pick 15, the Washington Redskins get aggressive and trade back into the first round to snag Mississippi State edge defender Montez Sweat at Pick 26. Sweat was the 46th-ranked player on the PFF big board, and he ranked third in the SEC last season by registering pressure on 18.0% of his pass-rush snaps.

  • His 85.0 overall grade ranked 11th among edge defenders last season.
  • He earned the 17th-best pass-rushing grade at the position.
  • Sweat’s 18.0% pressure rate ranked 11th among players at the position.
  • His 12.7% run stop percentage ranked first.

Pick 27

Oakland Raiders – S Johnathan Abram, Mississippi State

If there was any doubt the Raiders wanted to get better with the run on both sides of the ball, drafting Johnathan Abram erased it.  Abram is a fly to the LOS type safety but has struggled in coverage and is the third Raiders first-round pick that was well down our draft board.

  • 36th overall grade among S
  • 64th coverage grade among S
  • 43rd passer rating against among S (76.0)
  • T-2nd defensive stops in coverage among S (16)

Pick 28

Los Angeles Chargers – DI Jerry Tillery, Notre Dame

Tillery shores up the middle of a Chargers 3-4 defense that seems to improve every year.  With this pick, they add an element that they have lacked in recent seasons: a player that is able to generate interior pressure.  A great fit matched with great value as Tillery ranked seventh overall on our big board.

  • 91.6 overall grade ranked sixth among interior defenders last season.
  • He tied for the highest pass-rushing grade among interior defenders.
  • 19.6% pass-rush win rate was the best mark among players at the position.
  • He produced the class’ sixth-best pressure rate at 12.5%.

Pick 29

Seattle Seahawks – Edge LJ Collier, TCU

The Seahawks traded Frank Clark to the Chiefs and need an infusion of edge-rush talent to compensate for the loss of that pass-rush production. The Seahawks hope their pick of LJ Collier from TCU will make up for that loss of edge-rush production.

  • 25th overall grade among ED
  • 21st pass-rush grade among ED
  • 13th rin rate among ED (19.2)
  • T-13th pressures among ED (54)

Pick 30

New York Giants via Seattle Seahawks – CB Deandre Baker, Georgia

The Giants move back into the first round and grab the first cornerback off the board in Georgia’s DeAndre Baker. The 16th-overall player on the PFF big board, he is great value here, after allowing just 10 first downs, and zero touchdowns in 2018.

  • Baker’s 89.4 overall grade was the sixth-highest among CBs in the draft class.
  • His coverage grade was good for fourth among players at the position. 
  • He allowed the eighth-lowest passer rating in the class.
  • He allowed the fourth-fewest yards per snap in coverage.

Pick 31

Atlanta Falcons via Los Angeles Rams – OT Kaleb McGary, Washington

The Falcons trade back into the first round to further address their offensive line by taking 6-foot-7 offensive tackle Kaleb McGary, who was the 65th ranked player on the big board. McGary is a good zone-blocking scheme fit for the Falcons but does not have the athletic traits of the players ahead of him.

  • 10th-highest overall grade among draft-eligible tackles
  • Tied for 30th pass-blocking grade in the class
  • Allowed just 8 total pressures on 494 pass-blocking snaps from right tackle
  • No. 11 run-blocking grade among draft-class tackles

Pick 32

New England Patriots – WR N’Keal Harry, Arizona State

With the retirement of Rob Gronkowski and the uncertainty surrounding Josh Gordon, the Patriots needed to get stronger at the receiver position – and that’s what they’ve done here. A threat from the slot, the addition of Harry will give Tom Brady an added weapon in the passing game as the team looks to secure a seventh Super Bowl title.

  • Harry’s overall grade of 83.7 was good for 12th among receivers in the class.
  • He also earned the ninth-best receiving grade among wideouts.
  • He averaged 3.07 yards per route run from the slot – the seventh-best mark in the class. 
  • He hauled in 17 contested catches on the year, which tied for the second-most among players at the position. 

Pick 33

Arizona Cardinals – CB Byron Murphy, Washington

After a full night to mull over trading the 33rd overall pick, the Cardinals’ brass decided to stay put and take the highest-ranked player still on our big board and our No. 6 overall player in Washington CB Byron Murphy. He is a local Arizona product and represents the Cardinals’ biggest investment at the cornerback position since Patrick Peterson.

  • Highest overall graded corner in the draft class
  • Highest coverage grade in the draft class, regardless of position
  • Tied for 3rd in class with 13 pass breakups last season
  • 20th in passer rating allowed

Pick 34

Indianapolis Colts – CB Rock Ya-Sin, Temple

Temple’s Rock Ya-Sin is a very long, tall corner that can play press coverage at the next level with Indy. You worry about his athleticism down the field, but his ability at the line of scrimmage is outstanding.

    • No. 8 in overall grade among draft class cornerbacks
    • Tied for 13th in coverage grade among draft-class cornerbacks
    • Only allowed 8.7 yards per reception (tied for 7th)
    • 20th in the class with 0.68 yards per snap

Pick 35

Oakland Raiders from the Oakland Raiders – T Jawaan Taylor, Florida

The Jaguars trade up to bolster their offensive line in Round 2 by selecting offensive tackle Jawann Taylor. Taylor came into his own on the right side for Florida this past season, and he finished with the third-highest run-blocking grade among starting Power-5 tackles.

  • Taylor’s 79.9 overall grade was good for ninth among draft-eligible tackles.
  • He earned the No. 46 pass-blocking grade in the class.
  • He allowed just 10 total pressures on 384 pass-blocking snaps from right tackle last season.
  • His work in the running game earned the fourth-best run-blocking grade among draft-class tackles.

Pick 36

San Francisco 49ers – WR Deebo Samuel, South Carolina

The 49ers add a weapon for Jimmy Garoppolo and bolster a wide receiver corps in need of talent. Deebo Samuel is a bull after the catch and his physical style of play fills a hole on their roster and no doubt appealed to GM John Lynch and HC Kyle Shanahan.

  • Samuel’s 82.9 overall grade ranked 15th among draft-eligible receivers last year.
  • His work in the passing game earned the 24th-best receiving grade.
  • Samuel forced the fourth-most missed tackles among his classmates.
  • His average of 2.46 yards per route run ranked 36th.

Pick 37

Carolina Panthers – OT Greg Little, Ole Miss

A poor man’s Jonah Williams, per PFF’s Mike Renner, Greg Little is a high-floor pass protector with solid three-year production in the SEC. The former five-star recruit earned an 82.7 pass-blocking grade in 2017 and a 72.1 pass-blocking grade in 2018.

  • 16th-highest overall grade among draft-eligible tackles
  • Tied for 9th pass-blocking grade in the class
  • No. 59 run-blocking grade among draft-class tackles
  • Allowed just 12 total pressures on 493 pass-blocking snaps from left tackle

Pick 38

Buffalo Bills – OT/G Cody Ford, Oklahoma

A positionally versatile offensive lineman out of Oklahoma, Cody Ford can play tackle and guard if given the opportunity in Buffalo. He earned a 99.1 pass-blocking efficiency this past season, ranking tied for third among qualifying offensive tackles.

  • 14th-highest overall grade among draft-eligible tackles
  • No. 17 pass-blocking grade in the class
  • No. 17 run-blocking grade among draft-class tackles
  • Allowed seven total pressures on 463 pass-blocking snaps from right tackle

Pick 39

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – CB Sean Bunting, Central Michigan

The Bucs grab a complement to last year’s second-round pick, Carlton Davis. Bunting is a big corner, and he was one of just four draft-eligible cornerbacks to not allow a touchdown last season.

  • Tied for 60th in overall grade among draft class cornerbacks. 
  • 52nd-ranked coverage grade among the draft class.
  • Tied for 12th in yards allowed per coverage snap.
  • Ranked ninth in snaps played per reception allowed.

Pick 40

Oakland Raiders via Jacksonville Jaguars – CB Trayvon Mullen, Clemson

Adding to their secondary, the Raiders select Clemson CB Trayvon Mullen, who allowed the lowest yards per snap in coverage a season ago.

  • 78.0 overall grade ranked 46th in the class.
  • Ranked 70th in coverage grade among draft-class cornerbacks.
  • Finished the year ranked 17th in yards allowed per coverage snap. 
  • Ranked 20th in the class by allowing a reception once every 16.9 snaps in coverage. 

Pick 41

Denver Broncos – OL Dalton Risner, Kansas State

A road grader that can play any position along the offensive line, Dalton Risner is a high-floor prospect with few weaknesses. He earned the fifth-best pass-blocking grade and the highest run-blocking grade among qualifying offensive tackles in the class in 2018. Denver can insert him anywhere along the offensive line and see significant improvement this upcoming season.

  • Highest overall grade among draft-eligible tackles
  • No. 4 pass-blocking grade in the class
  • Highest run-blocking grade among draft-class tackles
  • Allowed just 5 total pressures on 374 pass-blocking snaps from right tackle

Pick 42

Denver Broncos – QB Dre Lock, Missouri

Drew Lock brings a rocket arm to Mile High. The new Broncos signal-caller earned the sixth-best overall grade in the class largely because of his ability to push the ball deep. With Lock and Joe Flacco rostered, Denver has some flexibility under center.

  • 6th-highest overall grade in the class
  • No. 8 passing grade among draft-class quarterbacks
  • No. 13 adjusted completion % in the class
  • No. 13 passer rating from a clean pocket among class QBs

Pick 43

Detroit Lions – LB Jahlani Tavai, Hawaii

Lions fans hope Bob Quinn has more success with a surprise 2nd round selection from Hawaii than former general manager Matt Millen did with Ikaika Alama-Francis. Considering Tavai’s coverage grades in college, this pick is particularly shocking for a team that has consistently struggled to cover tight ends and slot receivers.

  • 72.4 overall grade tied for 83rd in the class.
  • Tied for 63rd in run-defense grade among draft-class linebackers.
  • Ranked 69th in tackling efficiency among draft-class linebackers.

Pick 44

Green Bay Packers – C Elgton Jenkins, Mississipi State

Jenkins was the top available interior offensive lineman on our board, thus he is a tremendous value for Green Bay in round two. He is particularly proficient in pass protection, an obviously critical component for the Aaron Rodgers-led Packers.

  • Earned the 11th-highest overall grade among interior offensive linemen. 
  • No. 9 pass-blocking grade among draft-eligible centers. 
  • No. 8 run-blocking grade in the draft class among centers. 
  • Allowed just 13 career pressures on 762 pass-blocking snaps from the center position. 

Pick 45

New England Patriots – CB JoeJuan Williams, Vanderbilt

In Joejuan Williams, the Pats get a big physical corner. He was the 88th player on the PFF Big Board, but the Pats get a player who fits their mold and can help to man the spot opposite Stephon Gilmore.

  • Tied for 31st in overall grade among draft class cornerbacks
  • Tied for 32nd in coverage grade among draft-class cornerbacks
  • Tied for 5th with four interceptions
  • Tied for 42nd in passer rating against at 67.1

Pick 46

Cleveland Browns – CB Greedy Williams, LSU

A top-10 player on our big board, the Cleveland Browns make a trade up to grab the speedy cornerback.  Wilks runs a zone scheme defense, but pairing Williams with last year’s No. 4 overall pick Denzel Ward might mean a shift in schemes; both are fantastic man CBs.

  • Tied for 29th in overall grade among draft class cornerbacks
  • No. 20 in coverage grade among draft-class cornerbacks
  • 10th lowest completion percentage against in class at 40.3%
  • Tied for 24th with a passer rating against of 58.1.

Pick 47

Seattle Seahawks – S Marquise Blair, Utah

The wheeling and dealing Seahawks finally made a pick and added Utah safety, Marquise Blair. Blair is a heady and physical presence at safety and represents another key piece as the Seahawks continue to rebuild their secondary in the post-Legion-of-Boom era.

  • 82.3 overall grade ranked 17th among safeties last year.
  • Earned the 11th-best coverage grade among safeties
  • Tied for third in yards allowed per coverage snap. 
  • Ranked first in coverage snaps per target.

Pick 48

New Orleans Saints – C Erik McCoy, Texas A&M

The Saints continue to mortgage draft picks in order to shore up needs, this time at center with Texas A&M center Erick McCoy. The athletic center was 80th on the PFF draft board, but he was the highest rated center left and allowed only seven total pressures last season.

  • 11th-highest overall grade among centers in the class.
  • No. 21 pass-blocking grade among draft-eligible centers.
  • 13th-highest run-blocking grade among draft-class centers.
  • Allowed just 19 total QB pressures on 1,283 career pass-blocking snaps

Pick 49

Indianapolis Colts – Edge Ben Banogu, TCU

The Colts go defensive line with the 49th overall pick by selecting edge defender Ben Banogu from TCU. Still developing at the position, Banogu earned just a 72.1 overall grade for the Horned Frogs in 2018 but has unparalleled size and athleticism.

  • 76th overall grade among ED
  • T-56th pass-rush grade among ED
  • 5th pressures among ED (60)
  • T-33rd pressure rate among ED (14.1)

Pick 50

Minnesota Vikings – TE Irv Smith Jr., Alabama

Rumored to be a potential late first-round pick, Irv Smith Jr. is better value here for Minnesota. The Vikings need a viable long term third receiving options, and Smith Jr. should be a matchup problem for opposing defenses already stressed by the Vikings’ two-headed monster at wide receiver.

  • 7th highest overall grade among TEs in draft-class
  • 5th highest receiving grade among TEs in draft-class
  • Had the highest NFL Passer Rating when targeted among all TEs in FBS last season
  • Tied for lead in TE draft-class with 2.56 yards per route run

Pick 51

Tennessee Titans – WR A.J. Brown, Ole Miss

The Titans select a first-round talent in A.J. Brown at pick No. 51 of the 2019 NFL Draft. Brown was the definition of a complete receiver for Ole Miss. He forced 17 broken tackles, had 34 explosive plays and only dropped five passes on 90 catchable balls.

  • 79.4 overall grade ranked 28th among wideouts.
  • Tied for 27th among receivers in receiving grade. 
  • Ranked fifth in yards per route run from the slot (3.15).
  • Tied for the 10th-most avoided tackles among receivers (17)

Pick 52

Cincinnati Bengals – TE Drew Sample, Washington

With the Bengals needing to fill a need with the uncertainty of whether or not Tyler Eifert can stay healthy and Tyler Kroft leaving in free agency, Cincinnati picks their top TE left. A fifth-round grade from us, Sample was a good run blocker in the Pac-12 but struggled to consistently win in the passing game.

  • 14th-highest overall grade among TEs in the draft class. 
  • 29th-highest receiving grade among TEs in the draft class. 
  • Sample didn’t drop a single pass in 2018 and only had one drop in four-year career at Washington. 
  • Posted the top run-blocking grade in the class. 

Pick 53

Philadelphia Eagles  – RB Miles Sanders, Penn State

The Eagles were one of the teams rumored to be in the mix to select running back Josh Jacobs in the first round. Instead, they opted to trade up and add to the offensive line, and add Miles Sanders at running back in round two. He fumbled the ball five times in 2018, if he can clean that up, he has the chance to make a big impact in Philadelphia.

  • T-28th overall grade among HB
  • 18th rush grade among HB
  • T-8th MTF among HB (47)
  • T-5th runs of 10+ yards among HB (38)

Pick 54

Houston Texas – CB Lonnie Johnson, Kentucky

The Texans add a big body to their secondary in the second round by selecting Lonnie Johnson out of Kentucky. Weighing in at 6-foot-2, 213 pounds at the Combine, Johnson earned a 72.0 coverage grade and allowed an 84.0 passer rating when targeted in 2018.

  • No. 81 in overall grade among draft class cornerbacks
  • No. 82 in coverage grade among draft-class cornerbacks
  • No 21 in yards per-snap allowed
  • 14th-highest snaps per reception allowed in the draft class

Pick 55

Houston Texans – T Max Scharping, Illinois

Houston continues to fill their need along the offensive line by adding offensive tackle Max Scharping with the 55th pick. The four-year starter had pass-protection grades above 87.0 every season of his career at Northern Illinois.

  • 8th-highest overall grade among draft-eligible tackles
  • No. 6 pass-blocking grade in the class.
  • No. 24 run-blocking grade among draft-class tackles.
  • Allowed just 12 total pressures on 517 pass-blocking snaps from left tackle.

Pick 56

Kansas City Chiefs via Los Angeles Rams – WR Mecole Hardman, Georgia

The elephant in the room is what is Tyreek Hill’s future in KC, and they attempted to draft his replacement here. Hardman is extremely fast, running a 4.33 40-time. A lack of production in a Georgia offense where it’s hard to get targets can be somewhat forgiven, but the 70.4 overall grade is harder to overlook.

  • 82nd overall grade among receivers in the draft class. 
  • Ranked 67th among wideouts in receiving grade. 
  • Ranked 15th in yards per route run from the slot (2.55).
  • Ranked 16th in WR rating (126.7).

Pick 57

Philadelphia Eagles – WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Stanford

The Eagles land the 23rd overall player on the PFF Big Board and one of PFF Lead Draft Analyst Mike Renner’s favorite players in the draft in Stanford’s JJ Arcega-Whiteside. A player who knows how to win when the ball is in the air, JJaw led all wide receivers in this draft class with 19 contested catches this past season.

  • 3rd overall grade among WR
  • 3rd receiving grade among WR
  • T-3rd deep TDs among offensive players (8)
  • 1st contested catches among offensive players (19)

Pick 58

Dallas Cowboys – DI Trysten Hill, UCF

Hill produced PFF grades of 78.7 in each of the past two seasons and played over 460 snaps in each of the past three seasons. He was as effective as a pass-rusher as he was against the run, notching 26 total pressures on 233 pass-rushing snaps in 2018.

  • 31st overall grade among DI
  • 14th pass-rush grade among DI
  • 23rd run stop % among DI (8.7)
  • T-10th pressure rate among DI (11.8)

Pick 59

Indianapolis Colts – WR Parris Campbell, Ohio State

Indy adds an offensive weapon in Parris Campbell with the 59th pick in the second round. Campbell was electric playing out of the slot position for Ohio State, but only 21 of his 111 targets this past year came 10-plus yards downfield.

  • 85.8 overall grade ranked fifth among receivers.
  • Ranked fifth receiving grade.
  • Averaged the fifth-most yards per route run (3.47).
  • Fifth-most receiving yards from slot (939).

Pick 60

Los Angeles Chargers – S Nasir Adderley, Delaware

The Chargers knocked the first round pick out of the park and did it again in the second round.  Adderley provides the Chargers with a true free safety that can play the middle of the field. He improves the chances of limiting the damage Mahomes can inflict.

  • Second-best overall grade among safeties
  • top coverage grade among safeties
  • Allowed a passer rating of just 1.3
  • Allowed only 30.4% of his targets to be caught.

Pick 61

Los Angeles Rams – S Taylor Rapp, Washington

The Rams waited a long time to make their first pick of the 2019 NFL draft and then selected Tayor Rapp. He fell this far in the draft due to his timed speed at the combine and health concerns, but his on the field play showed a versatile back-end defender that can play linebacker, corner or safety.

  • 3rd overall grade among S
  • 2nd coverage grade among S
  • 1st tackling efficiency among S (28.0)
  • 5th yards/coverage snap among S (0.13)

Pick 62

Arizona Cardinals – WR Andy Isabella, Massachusetts 

After selecting Kyler Murray No. 1 overall, the Cardinals decided to move on from second-year QB Josh Rosen by shipping him to Miami for the No. 62 pick and took UMass WR Andy Isabella. Andy Isabella is a wide receiver prospect that we felt was a first-round prospect. He is a speed player who instantly adds a weapon for the Cardinals new QB and offensive system.

  • 1st YPRR among WR 4.15
  • 1st explosive plays among WR (39)
  • 1st overall grade by WR in PFF era
  • 1st receiving grade among WR

Pick 63

Kansas City Chiefs – S Juan Thornhill, Virginia

Over the past four seasons, the Chiefs are the only team that played Cover-1 over 40% of the time, the switch to former Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo was a signal that they were going to move to a more balanced coverage scheme which Thornhill fits.

  • Earned the fourth-highest grade among safeties.
  • Tied for the 13th-best coverage grade among safeties.
  • Allowed the 10th-best catch rate (41.9%)
  • Produced the seventh-best run stop percentage among safeties (7.0%)

Pick 64

Seattle Seahawks – WR D.K. Metcalf, Ole Miss

The Seahawks traded around again, ended up with the last pick of the second-round, and gave Russell Wilson a premier deep-threat in Mississippi’s DK Metcalf. Metcalf was our top-ranked WR due to his ability to win outside and draw coverage help from a safety. Metcalf should see some quality downfield targets off play-action in the Seahawks’ offense.

  • T-69th overall grade among WR
  • 54th receiving grade among WR
  • T-18th in yards per route run among WR (2.83)
  • Seventh in WR rating among WR (135.4)

Pick 65

Arizona Cardinals – Edge Zach Allen, Boston College 

The Cardinals add to their pass-rush with the addition of Zach Allen. The Cardinals’ defensive coordinator Vance Joseph can now get creative with his usage of Terrell Suggs, Chandler Jones, Brooks Reed, and Zach Allen on obvious passing downs.

  • 4th overall grade among edge defenders.
  • 6th pass-rush grade among edge defenders.
  • Led FBS with 9 Batted Passes in 2018.

Pick 66

Pittsburgh Steelers – WR Diontae Johnson, Toledo

With the trade of superstar Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders, the Steelers replace him with a dynamic receiver out of Toledo in Johnson. Johnson is excellent after the catch and has the shiftiness to get open at all levels of the field. He’s no Antonio Brown but his skillset is built from the same cloth.

  • 157th overall grade among WR
  • T-171st receiving grade among WR
  • T-42nd YPRR among WR (2.30)
  • T-69th avoided tackles among WR (10)

Pick 67

San Francisco 49ers – WR Jalen Hurd, Baylor

Surprisingly the 49ers double-dipped at the wide receiver position on the second day of the draft. Jalen Hurd is a big-bodied wide receiver with running back ability with the ball in his hands. Obviously, the 49ers felt that their group of wide receivers needed a serious injection of draft capital.

  • 35th overall grade among WR
  • 38th receiving grade among WR
  • Sixth-most yards from the slot among WR (921)

Pick 68

New York Jets – Edge Jachai Polite, Florida

The Jets add some needed help at edge defender with Florida’s Jachai Polite. Polite had a breakout season in 2018 posting an elite pass-rush grade. His testing at the combine pushed him down the board a bit nut Jets defensive line could be setup for the foreseeable future with Polite and Quinnen Williams.

  • T-5th overall grade among edge defenders
  • 4th pass-rush grade among edge defenders
  • T-7th run stop percentage among edge defenders
  • 15th-best pass-rush productivity among edge defenders

Pick 69

Jacksonville Jaguars – TE Josh Oliver, San Jose State

The Jaguars select a weapon at the tight end position with the 69th pick in the third round. Josh Oliver is one of the most physically imposing tight ends in the draft class. His 16 contested catches led all tight ends in college football.

  • 11th-highest overall grade among TEs in draft-class.
  • 12th-highest receiving grade among TEs in draft-class.
  • In 2018, Oliver was Targeted 104 times, the most of any TE in the FBS. 
  • Led all FBS TEs last season with 16 Contested Catches.

Pick 70

Los Angeles Rams via Tampa Bay Buccaneers- RB Darrell Henderson, Memphis

Darrell Henderson is a breakaway threat with the ability to score anytime he touches the ball. If Todd Gurley is healthy and starting then Henderson’s touches will be limited, but he has the game-changing ability to can find a crease on one of the Rams’ outside zone runs and turn into a long touchdown.

  • Fifth overall grade among runnings backs. 
  • 10th-best rush grade among backs. 
  • First in breakaway percentage among running backs. 

Pick 71

Denver Broncos – DI Dre’Mont Jones, Ohio State

Dre’Mont Jones was a workhorse at Ohio State, rarely exiting the field.  Jones also likely was the most negatively affected by Bosa’s early season exit as he became the focal point of offensive scheme planning.

  • 7th-highest overall grade in the class.
  • No. 5 pass-rushing grade among the class’ interior linemen.
  • No. 5 pass-rushing grade among the class’ interior linemen.
  • 2nd-most QB pressures in the class (52).

Pick 72

Cincinnati Bengals – LB Germaine Pratt, NC State

Cincinnati missed out on the top two LBs in the first round and take a highly-graded player out of NC State in Pratt. Pratt graded excellent in run defense and as a blitzer while still grading above average in coverage. Pratt has the athleticism to cover tight ends and backs and fills a big need for the Bengals.

  • No. 8 overall grade in the draft class among linebackers
  • No. 10 run-defense grade among draft-class linebackers
  • T-No 8. in run-stop percentage among draft-class linebackers.
  • T-No. 10 in tackling efficiency among draft-class linebackers.

Pick 73

Chicago Bears – RB David Montgomery, Iowa State

After trading Jordan Howard in the offseason, the Bears had a hole to fill at running back and they do so here with literally the most elusive runner in college football in 2018. Montgomery can also add value in the passing game, a necessity in Nagy’s scheme.

  • 1st in overall grade among running backs
  • 1st in rush grade among running backs
  • 1st total missed tackles forced among running backs. 

Pick 74

Buffalo Bills – RB Devin Singletary, FAU

  • 4th overall grade among HB
  • 2nd rush grade among HB
  • 2nd total MTF among HB (96)
  • 2nd-most yards after contact among HB

Pick 75

Green Bay Packers – TE Jace Sternberger, Texas A&M

This is a surprising pick only because so many other tight ends were selected ahead of Sternberger, who was our No. 67 overall player. Sternberger will provide Aaron Rodgers another weapon inside who will wreak havoc against linebackers up the seams.

  • 4th-highest overall grade in the draft class
  • Highest receiving grade among draft-eligible tight ends
  • Led class in explosive plays (27)

Pick 76

Washington Redskins – WR Terry McLaurin, Ohio State

The Redskins took Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins in Round 1 and picked up his WR Terry McLaurin in Round 3. No other receiver in this class generated a higher passer rating when targeted than McLaurin at 153.3. The bond of Haskins and McLaurin is to be unbroken, and they will ultimately bring out the best of each other in Washington.

  • 1st in WR rating among receivers (158.3)
  • 34th in deep receiving yards (353)
  • T-65th receiving grade among wideouts

Pick 77

New England Patriots – Edge Chase Winovich, Michigan 

The Patriots got great value in edge defender Chase Winovich. The 29th player on the PFF Big Board, Winovich posted back to 90.0-plus grades in ’17 and ’18.

  • T-7th overall grade among edge defenders
  • 11th pass-rush grade among edge defenders
  • 2nd in run stop percentage 
  • 9th in win rate among edge defenders (21.4%)

Pick 78

Miami Dolphins – G Michael Deiter, Wisconsin

After trading for Josh Rosen with a second-round pick, the Dolphins add a player to an offensive line in need of some help. G Michael Deiter was the third highest-graded guard in this year’s draft class and really excelled at run-blocking.

  • No. 3 overall grade in draft-class guards
  • No. 3 in run-blocking among draft-eligible guards
  • One of three guards to grade above 80.0 in run- and pass-blocking

Pick 79

Los Angeles Rams – CB David Long, Michigan

David Long was our No. 33 overall player on our big board. Long is a press man coverage cornerback that is ready to play from day one. Wade Phillips loves corners who can play man coverage at a high level and the Rams got one of those players in Long.

  •  23rd in overall grade among cornerbacks
  • Tied for 17th in coverage grade among draft-class cornerbacks
  • Fewest yards allowed per coverage snap at 0.14

Pick 80

Cleveland Browns – LB Sione Takitaki, BYU

An elite athlete with serious potential in coverage, the Browns hope to fill a need to go alongside Joe Schobert in a top tier cover LB. A converted edge defender, Takitaki has excellent run-defense grades with the ability to do it all for the Browns.

    • T-No. 29 overall grade in the draft class among linebackers
    • T-No. 14 run-defense grade among draft-class linebackers
    • T-No. 51 in yards per-snap allowed in coverage
    • T-No 5. for most missed tackles among draft-eligible linebackers

Pick 81

Minnesota Vikings – S Will Harris, Boston College

Detroit trades up with division rival Minnesota for a secondary piece. Harris is likely to see snaps in the box on run plays and against slot receivers on pass plays as he did in college but needs to be significantly more efficient in coverage now that he’s at the NFL level.

    • 56th overall grade among S
    • 55th coverage grade among S
    • 7th coverage snaps/target in the slot among S (8.8)
    • T-74th yards/coverage snap among S (0.68)

Pick 82

Tennessee Titans – G Nate Davis, Charlotte

The Titans add depth to their offensive line with the selection of Nate Davis out of Charlotte. Davis allowed all of four pressures on 234 pass-blocking snaps this past season between tackle and guard. He’ll line up at guard for Tennessee.

  • 71.0 overall grade on 481 snaps
  • 85.1 pass block grade on 234 snaps
  • 1.8% pressure rate allowed in 2018
  • 65.0 run block grade on 247 snaps

Pick 83

Pittsburgh Steelers – CB Justin Layne, Michigan State

Layne has length and athleticism with the ability to play both man and zone but projects better as a zone CB, which fits perfectly with what Pittsburgh does.  He’s a little sticky in his hips but with his experience in State’s cover 3 scheme, he should be able to play early for the Steelers.

  • Tied for 8th most pass-breakups in the draft class
  • 12th lowest yards pre-reception allowed
  • 7th-highest coverage grade among draft-class corners
  • 10th highest graded corner in the draft class

Pick 84

Kansas City Chiefs – DI Khalen Saunders, Western Illinois

Kansas City was exposed on defense last season, playing a big role in coming up a possession short of the Super Bowl. A player from an FCS school, Saunders had a lot riding on the Senior Bowl where he proved he belonged, earning his 47th overall ranking on our big board.

    • 9th overall grade among DI
    • 33rd pass-rush grade among DI
    • T-6th run-defense grade among DI
    • 2nd defensive stops among DI (43)

Pick 85

Baltimore Ravens – Edge Jaylon Ferguson, Louisiana Tech

Here’s a pass rusher that set the NCAA FBS career sack record but epitomizes why PFF does what we do.  He still graded really well in pass rushing but not what the total sack numbers would suggest as he didn’t win his rushes at a top level and also lacks the athleticism you’d like to see to translate those sack numbers.

  • T-18th overall grade among ED
  • 13th pass-rush grade among ED
  • 5th pressure rate among ED (20.8)
  • 5th win rate among ED (23.4)

Pick 86

Houston Texans – TE Kahale Warring, San Diego State

The Texans select Kahale Warring at pick number 86 in the third round to add depth at their tight end position. He generated a 65.1 overall grade and 70.0 receiving grade last season at San Diego State, 21st and 19th respectively at the position.

  • 20th highest overall grade among TEs in draft-class
  • 19th highest receiving grade among TEs in draft-class
  • Posted the highest TE pass-blocking grade in MWC and T-7th in draft class (75.1)
  • 15th YPRR from the slot among TE (1.31)

Pick 87

New England Patriots – RB Damien Harris, Alabama

After taking Sony Michel in the first round in 2018, the Patriots select Damien Harris in the third round. Harris and Michel should help share the rushing load allowing James White to continue as the receiving back. Harris was elite at holding onto the ball, only fumbling twice (both in 2016) in his collegiate career on 475 rush attempts, earning an 89.9 and 90.2 fumble grades in ’17 and ’18, respectively.

  • T-11th overall grade among HB
  • 16th rush grade among HB
  • T-22nd-most runs of 10+ yards among HB (27)

Pick 88

Seattle Seahawks – LB Cody Barton, Utah

Barton was impactful on the second level of the Utes defense in every way. Barton had an 80.9 run defense grade, a 72.2 pass-rushing grade and an 86.6 coverage grade. The Seahawks will be able to use him in multiple ways.

  • No. 23 overall grade in the draft class among linebackers.
  • No. 61 run-defense grade among draft-class linebackers.
  • Led draft-class linebackers with 22 stops in pass coverage.

Pick 89

Indianapolis Colts – LB Bobby Okereke, Stanford

Bobby Okereke heads to the Colts with the 89th pick in the third round. Okereke didn’t break the top-20 in terms of overall grade in 2018, but his size and athleticism are matched by few as he joins the budding Colts linebacking corp.

  • T-No. 51 overall grade in the draft class among linebackers
  • No. 65 coverage grade among draft-class linebackers
  • T-No. 105 in yards per snap allowed in coverage among linebackers

Pick 90

Dallas Cowboys – G Connor McGovern, Penn State

McGovern is a versatile interior lineman who can play at both guard and center effectively. These last two seasons when he was lined up at right guard, McGovern recorded a 77.3 pass-block grade. When at center, his pass-block grade dropped slightly to 75.7. McGovern was PFF’s sixth-ranked interior offensive lineman and his flexibility on the line allows him to play at either guard or center in Dallas.

  • No.15 in overall grade in draft-class guards
  • No. 15 run-blocking grade among draft-eligible guards
  • Three of his four sacks allowed came in his bowl game vs. Kentucky

Pick 91

Los Angeles Chargers – OT Trey Pipkins, Sioux Falls

NFL teams will be attracted to Pipkins because of his size and length. However, Pipkins looked overmatched as a pass-protector in the Shrine Game. Pipkins finished allowing three pressures on only 16 pass-blocking snaps and earning a 16.3 pass-blocking grade.

Pick 92

New York Jets – OT Chuma Edoga, USC

The Jets add help along the offensive line with OT Chuma Edoga. He’s a bit undersized but has posted back to back seasons with 83.0+ pass-blocking grades. He finished 2018 with the 2nd best pressure rate allowed (1.3%) giving up just 4 total pressures on 327 pass-blocking snaps.

  • Tied for 71st overall grade among draft-eligible tackles
  • No. 20 pass-blocking grade in the class
  • No. 85 run-blocking grade among draft-class tackles
  • Allowed just four total pressures on 327 pass-blocking snaps at right tackle

Pick 93

Baltimore Ravens – WR Miles Boykin, Notre Dame

Insanely elite athleticism with natural hands but with limited ability after the catch and running a varied route tree. Boykin is all projection at this point, as his great workout numbers haven’t translated to the field yet.

  • 29th overall grade among WR
  • 31st receiving grade among WR
  • T-27th 1st/TDs among WR (44)
  • T-14th explosive plays among WR (27)

Pick 94

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – CB Jamel Dean, Auburn

The Bucs trade down and to pick up an extra 3rd round pick from the Rams while nabbing Jamel Dean of Auburn. Dean joins Auburn teammate Carlton Davis at Tampa Bay as a physical, aggressive corner who likes to beat up wide receivers.

  • Tied for 26th in overall rating among draft-class cornerbacks
  • Tied for 44th in coverage grade
  • 12th lowest reception percentage against in draft class
  • No. 31 in passer rating against among draft-class cornerbacks

Pick 95

New York Giants – Edge Oshane Ximines, Old Dominion

Ximines flew under-the-radar throughout this draft process. He was the only edge defender in the class to finish both 2017 and 2018 in the top five in pass-rush grade. Moreover, Ximines was astounding when a stunt was applied, recording a 44.2% pass-rush win rate and a 28.8% pressure rate. New York may have gotten a steal at pick 95 in Ximines.

  • T-7th overall grade among edge defenders
  • 3rd pass-rush grade among edge defenders
  • T-3rd-best win rate among edge defenders
  • 14th-best pass-rush productivity among edge defenders

Pick 96

Buffalo Bills – TE Dawson Knox, Ole Miss

The Bills add Mississippi TE Dawson Knox in the 3rd round. Knox didn’t see many targets in 2018 with only 28 on the season. He was strong in run-blocking earning a 75.3 which ranked 3rd in the draft class among TEs.

  • 27th-highest overall grade among TEs in draft-class
  • 33rd highest receiving grade among TEs in draft-class
  • 75.3 run-blocking grade was the 3rd-highest among tight ends

Pick 97

Los Angeles Rams – OT Bobby Evans, Oklahoma

Evans played left tackle for the high-powered Oklahoma Sooners’ offense and now looks to be the future at left tackle for the high-powered Los Angeles Rams’ offense as Andrew Whitworth is reaching the end of his productive career.

  • Tied for 26th overall grade among draft-eligible tackles
  • No. 42 pass-blocking grade in the class
  • No. 26 run-blocking grade among draft-class tackles
  • Allowed 20 total pressures on 463 pass-blocking snaps from left tackle

Pick 98

Jacksonville Jaguars – LB Quincy Williams, Murray State

With the Jaguars’ last pick in the third round, they select linebacker Quincy Williams out of Murray State. He’ll be a depth piece to a talented Jacksonville defense looking to bounce back from a lackluster 2018 season.

Pick 99

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – S Mike Edwards, Kentucky

Mike Edwards does not have a flashy game or elite athleticism, but he graded well as a safety for the Wildcats with an 80.0 overall grade in 2018. Edwards projects more as a box safety and is the third defensive back the Buccaneers have selected on Day 2.

  • 25th overall grade among S draft-class
  • 48th coverage grade among S draft-class
  • T-5th in total Stops among S (34)
  • T-1st in coverage Stops by S in draft-class (17)

Pick 100

Carolina Panthers – QB Will Grier, West Virginia

The Panthers get an absolute steal of a value pick in Will Grier. He’s also one of Steve Palazzolo’s favorite QBs in this draft and the highest rated player left on the PFF Big Board at 24. Grier is a rhythm thrower who has the ability to develop behind Cam Newton.

  • Tied for 2nd-highest overall grade in the class
  • No. 2 passing grade among draft-class quarterbacks
  • No. 6 adjusted completion % in the class
  • No. 3 passer rating from a clean pocket among class QBs

Pick 101

New England Patriots – OT Yodny Cajuste, West Virginia

Cajuste is a high-performing pass-protector with all of the tools to succeed in the NFL. He also earned the ninth-best run-blocking grade among draft-eligible offensive tackles in 2018.

  • 11th-highest overall grade among draft-eligible tackles
  • No. 39 pass-blocking grade in the class
  • No. 9 run-blocking grade among draft-class tackles
  • Allowed just 12 total pressures on 414 pass-blocking snaps from left tackle

Pick 102

Minnesota Vikings – RB Alexander Mattison, Boise State

After multiple trade backs, the Vikings finally end Day 2 with the selection of Alexander Mattison, a running back from Boise State. Mattison proved nearly impossible to tackle down the stretch in 2018, as he forced at least six missed tackles in five of his final six games as a Bronco.

  • 16th overall grade among HB
  • 17th rush grade among HB
  • 3rd 1st/TDs among HB (84)
  • T-21st MTF/att among HB (0.23)

Pick 103

Arizona Cardinals – WR Hakeem Butler, Iowa State

Butler is a big-framed WR with a different skill set than their earlier wide receiver pick in Andy Isabella. The Cardinals needed to add wide receivers for their new offense and with the career of Larry Fitzgerald winding down. The Cardinals are doing a great job of filling needs with playmakers in this draft.

  • 81.9 overall grade ranked 21st among receivers.
  • 21st receiving grade among receivers.
  • Most deep receiving yards among wideouts in the class.
  • Second-most drops among players in the draft class.

Pick 104

Cincinnati Bengals via San Francisco 49ers – QB Ryan Finley, NC State

Cincinnati looks to provide a backup and potential future starter to replace Andy Dalton in the former NC State signal-caller. Finley has the prototypical size and looks but struggles with arm strength on intermediate and throws to the opposite sideline. He graded well and has a good pocket presence but needs development.

  • 4th-highest overall grade in the class.
  • No. 4 passing grade among draft-class quarterbacks.
  • No. 10 adjusted completion percentage in the class.
  • No. 17 passer rating from a clean pocket among class QBs

Pick 105

New Orleans Saints via New York Jets – CB Chauncey Gardner-Johnson

The Saints select a player who had the draft class’ highest grade from the slot among SEC defenders and allowed a paltry 45.4 passer rating on throws into his coverage.

  • 12th-highest overall grade in the draft class.
  • 6th-highest coverage grade in the draft class.
  • Most interceptions in slot coverage among the draft-class. 
  • 2nd-lowest passer rating allowed from the slot. 

Pick 106

Oakland Raiders – Edge Maxx Crosby 

Oakland’s pass-rush struggles required multiple answers to fix it and with their second edge pick of the draft, they grab Maxx Crosby who was a menace over the past two seasons in the MAC racking up matching 56 pressures in each of them.

  • 88.4 overall grade ranked 10th among edge defenders.
  • 25th pass-rush grade among edge defenders.
  • 2nd-best run-defense grade among edge defenders.
  • T-9th in pressure rate (18.1%).

Pick 107

Tampa Buccaneers – Edge Anthony Nelson, Iowa

The Bucs spend their fourth straight pick of the draft on defensive end Anthony Nelson. While he played edge in college, he has the body type and skill set to be a power rusher from a five-technique for the Bucs in their new 3-4 scheme.

  • T-3rd win rate among edge defenders (23.5%)
  • 15th overall grade among edge
  • T-15th pass-rush grade among edge defenders

Pick 108

New York Giants – CB Julian Love, Notre Dame

The Giants got themselves the third-highest graded cornerback in this class in Julian Love. Love is a physical corner who is a ballhawk and will have an immediate impact in this Giants secondary.

  • 90.3 overall grade was the third-highest in the draft class.
  • Third-highest coverage grade in the draft class.
  • Allowed a passer rating of 67.1 while being targeted 79 times.

Pick 109

Indianapolis Colts via Oakland Raiders- Khari Willis, Michigan State

  • T-8th-most defensive stops in coverage among safeties (12)
  • T-13th in pass breakups
  • T-8th overall grade among safeties in the class

Pick 110

San Francisco via Cincinnati Bengals – P Mitch Wishnowski, Utah

Mitch Wishnowsky has produced a top-10 PFF grade among punters in all three of the past three seasons, including leading the nation with a 91.8 grade in 2016. He’s not quite the dynamic punting talent that Michael Dickson was a year ago but has the talent to help the 49ers flip the field in 2019 and beyond.

Pick 111

Atlanta Falcons – CB Kendall Sheffield, Ohio State

  • Earned a 74.8 overall grade on 804 snaps in 2018.
  • 76.5 coverage grade on 485 coverage snaps in 2018.
  • Finished five games with a passer rating allowed of under 50.0

Pick 112 – Washington Redskins – RB Bryce Love, Stanford

injuries derailed Love’s success this past season, causing him to record only a 73.5 rushing grade in 2018. Prior to the injuries, however, Love finished 2017 as the highest graded running back in this class. Nonetheless, he could redshirt the 2019 season, but there may not be a better running back in the class if he is able to get back to his 2017 form.

  • 45th overall grade among running backs.
  • 55th rushing grade among running backs.
  • 14th-highest elusive rating among running backs (94.1).

Pick 113 – Baltimore Ravens – RB Justice Hill, Oklahoma State

The Ravens made two picks on WRs filling a massive need, but they start Day 3 going back to what they’ve been building all offseason – their running attack. Hill is explosive and fast and should compete for snaps and touches in Baltimore’s crowded backfield. While Hill’s testing numbers and size would suggest he’d be a weapon as a receiver, he was never utilized that way in Stillwater, OK.

  • 18th overall grade among running backs.
  • T-14th rush grade among running backs.
  • 27th-highest breakaway percentage among running backs (42.1%).

Pick 114

Minnesota Vikings – G Dru Samia, Oklahoma

  • No. 39 overall grade in the draft class. 
  • Tied for 36th in pass-blocking grade among draft-eligible guards.
  • Tied for 26th in pass-blocking efficiency among guards. 

Pick 115

Carolina Panthers – Edge Christian Miller, Alabama

The Panthers continue to address their need at edge in the fourth round with Alabama pass rusher Christian Miller. Miller is a good all-around player who had 39 pressures last season for the Crimson Tide, 10 of which were sacks. He’s a more stout, physical complement to 1st round pick Brian Burns.

  • 30th overall grade among edge defenders
  • T-19th pass-rush grade among edge defenders
  • Sixth-best win rate among edge defenders (22.7%)

Pick 116

Tennessee Titans from New York Jets – CB Amani Hooker, Iowa

The Titans add a versatile chess piece for the back end of their defense with Amani Hooker. He split time at slot defender and free safety at Iowa and had the 6th-lowest passer rating allowed from the slot in 2018. He is a fantastic, rangy, compliment to All-Pro Kevin Byard.

  • 91.0 overall grade ranked second in the class.
  • Earned the second-highest coverage grade among draft-class cornerbacks.
  • Tied for the fifth-most interceptions among draft-eligible corners.

Pick 117

Detroit Lions – Edge Austin Bryant, Clemson

  • T-112th overall grade among edge defenders.
  • 88th pass-rush grade among edge defenders.
  • T-66th win rate among edge defenders (11.9%).

Pick 118

New England Patriots – G Hjalte Froholdt, Arkansas

  • No. 29 overall grade among the draft class’ guards.
  • Tied for 7th in pass-blocking grade among draft-eligible guards.
  • Tied for second-best pass-blocking efficiency among guards.

Pick 119

Cleveland Browns – S Sheldrick Redwine, Miami

  • T-20th in overall grade among safeties.
  • Ranked 17th in coverage grade among safeties.
  • T-1st in pass-rushing productivity (20.5)

Pick 120

Seattle Seahawks – WR Gary Jennings, West Virginia

The Seahawks double-dipped at the wide receiver position with the selection of Gary Jennings, Jr. While continuing to add pass-catchers for Russell Wilson is a wise move, the Seahawks might need to start calling a few more pass plays.

  •  81.6 overall grade ranked 22nd among wide receivers.
  • 19th receiving grade among WR.
  • 7th in yards from slot among WR (917).

Pick 121

New York Jets – TE Trevon Wesco, West Virginia

  • 82.5 overall grade ranked fifth among tight ends.
  • T-8th highest receiving grade among TEs in the draft class.
  • Second-most avoided tackles per reception.

Pick 122

Pittsburgh Steelers – RB Benny Snell, Kentucky 

An obvious need after the Le’Veon Bell fiasco of the past year, a backup to James Connor and provides solid depth as Snell broke 44 tackles in the rushing game for 3 straight seasons.  He has good vision, balance, and patience and fits the mold of a Steelers HB.

  • 19th overall grade among running backs.
  • T-33rd rush grade among running backs.
  • T-5th-most runs of 10+ yards (38).

Pick 123

Baltimore Ravens – G Ben Powers, Oklahoma

  • Tied for 62nd in overall grade among draft-class guards.
  • No. 5 in pass-blocking grade among draft-eligible guards.
  • 8th-highest pass-blocking efficiency among guards.

Pick 124

Seattle Seahawks – Guard Phil Haynes, Wake Forest

  • No.32 overall grade among draft-class guards
  • T-No. 47 in run-blocking grade among draft-eligible guards.
  • No.39 pass-blocking grade among draft-eligible guards.

 

Pick 125

Cincinnati Bengals – DI Renell Wren, Arizona State

  • 107th overall grade among DI
  • 149th pass-rush grade among DI
  • 35th run-defense grade among DI

Pick 126

Chicago Bears – WR Riley Ridley, Georgia

Riley Ridley may not be quite the same level of athlete as his brother Calvin, who was outstanding as a rookie in Atlanta in 2018, but he is a top-notch route runner and a great fit in Chicago’s scheme. Ridley is capable of making an impact now, but may have to share reps with the likes of Anthony Miller.

  • T-41st overall grade among WR.
  • 42nd in receiving grade among WR.
  • 10th in WR rating among WR (133.3).

Pick 127

Baltimore Ravens – CB Iman Marshall, USC

  • Tied for 19th in overall grade among draft-class cornerbacks.
  • Tied for 44th in coverage grade among draft-class cornerbacks.
  • Only corner with elite grade in run support and tackling. 

Pick 128

Dallas Cowboys – RB Tony Pollard, Memphis

  • 30th overall grade among HB.
  • T-20th rush grade among HB.
  • 20th-best elusive rating among HB (87.1).

Pick 129

Oakland Raiders – CB Isaiah Johnson, Houston

Track star in high school, Johnson played receiver his first two years in college before converting to corner.  Still very raw and his grades are indicative of that but showed good ball skills in 2018 defending seven passes.

  • No 97 in overall grade among draft class cornerbacks.
  • No. 91 overall in coverage grade among draft-class cornerbacks.
  • Passer rating allowed of 89.6 tied for 95th among his classmates.

Pick 130

Los Angeles Chargers – LB Drue Tranquill, Notre Dame

  • T-No. 36 overall grade among linebackers.
  • No. 18 coverage grade among draft-class linebackers.
  • T-No. 38 in total stops among draft-eligible linebackers.

Pick 131

Washington Redskins – G Wes Martin, Indiana

  • No.10 overall grade in draft-class guards.
  • T-No.14 pass-blocking grade among draft-eligible guards.
  • T-No. 12 in run-blocking grade among draft-eligible guards.

Pick 132

Seattle Seahawks – S Ugochukwa Amadi, Oregon

The selection of Amadi is the second pick the Seahawks have spent on a secondary player. Amadi is a highly-experienced slot corner and likely where the Seahawks will ask him to play.

  • Tied for 83rd in overall grade among draft class cornerbacks.
  • Tied for 97th in coverage grade among draft-class cornerbacks.
  • Most snaps in slot coverage among draft-class cornerbacks.

Pick 133

New England Patriots – QB Jarrett Stidham, Auburn

The Patriots grab QB Jarrett Stidham out of Auburn in the 4th round. Stidham’s grades have actually gone down each year in his collegiate career culminating in a 62.3 in 2018. The Pats have the luxury of sitting Stidham for a few years to see if he can develop at the next level while learning from Tom Brady.

  • No. 5 passer rating on deep passes among class QBs.
  • No. 19 passer rating on play-action passes.
  • 45th overall grade in the class. 

Pick 134

Los Angeles Rams – DI Greg Gaines, Washington

The Rams traded up with the New England Patriots to take Greg Gaines. Gaines is a wide-body in the middle of the defensive line and has a different body-type and skill-set that will complement Aaron Donald on the Rams’ front.

  • 5th-highest overall grade among interior defenders
  • 13th-best pass-rush grade among interior defenders.
  • 4th run-defense grade among all defenders

Pick 135

Atlanta Falcons – Edge John Cominsky, Charleston

In the Senior Bowl Cominsky was able to bat down one pass and get pressure on his 16 pass-rushing snaps. A strongside defensive end who is 6-5 and 286 pounds so was often a size problem for Division 2 offensive tackles to handle. Cominsky has the most to gain from his pass-rush one-on-ones in Mobile.

Pick 136

Cincinnati Bengals – C Michael Jordan, Ohio State

  • 32nd overall grade among centers.
  • 25th pass-blocking grade among centers.
  • T-22nd pressure rate allowed among centers.

Pick 137

Oakland Raiders – TE Foster Moreau, LSU

  • 12th-highest overall grade among TEs in draft-class.
  • 10th-highest receiving grade among TEs in draft-class.
  • 2nd-highest percentage of catchable passes caught (96%)


Pick 138

Philadelphia Eagles – Edge Shareef Miller, Penn State

  • 71st overall grade among edge defenders.
  • 47th pass-rush grade among edge defenders.
  • T-43rd pressure rate among edge defenders (12.7%.)

Pick 139

Arizona Cardinals – S Deionte Thompson, Alabama

The Cardinals went corner in Round 2 and now with a Nick Saban-coached safety in Deionte Thompson in Round 5. It’s wise for the Cardinals to keep stocking up on defensive backs in order to match-up with the Los Angeles Rams’ 11 personnel.

  • 6th overall grade among safeties
  • 7th-best coverage grade among safeties
  • T-4th forced incompletion percentage among safeties.

Pick 140

Jacksonville Jaguars – RB Ryquell Armstead, Temple

  • T-33rd overall grade among backs.
  • T-42nd rush grade among running backs.
  • T-16th-most runs of 15-plus yards among HB (16)

Pick 141

Pittsburgh Steelers – TE Zach Gentry, Michigan

  • 15th-highest overall grade among TEs in draft-class.
  • 15th-highest receiving grade among TEs in draft-class.
  • 4th-highest yards per route run among BIG 10 tight ends (1.93).

Pick 142

Seattle Seahawks – LB Ben Burr-Kirven, Washington

Burr-Kirven was one of the most productive players in the country from the linebacker position. The pick of Burr-Kirven the player makes sense but this is unexpectedly now the second linebacker the Seahawks have drafted thus far.

  • No. 4 overall grade in the draft class among linebackers.
  • No. 2 coverage grade among draft-class linebackers.
  • 3rd-most snaps in coverage while allowing 7.5 yards per reception.

Pick 143

New York Giants – LB Ryan Connelly, Wisconsin

  • T-No.21 overall grade in the draft class among linebackers.
  • No. 35 run-defense grade among draft-class linebackers.
  • T-No. 14 in yards per-snap allowed in coverage.

Pick 144

Indianapolis Colts – S Marvell Tell, USC

  • 69th overall grade among safeties
  • 45th coverage grade among safeties
  • T-58th yards allowed /coverage snap

Pick 145

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – K Matt Gay, Utah

Pick 146

Detroit Lions – CB Amani Owuwariye, Penn State

Amani Oruwariye was our top player available heading into day three, so Detroit gets tremendous value at this stage in round five. Oruwariye has the prototypical size, speed, physicality and closing ability to be a starter at the NFL level, and the fact he was available this late is a massive surprise.

  • 2nd-highest rated overall grade in the draft class
  • 2nd-highest coverage grade among draft-class cornerbacks.
  • Tied for fifth-most interceptions.

Pick 147

Detroit Lions – LB Vosean Joseph, Florida

  • No. 81 overall grade in the draft class among linebackers
  • No. 92 run-defense grade among draft-class linebackers
  • T-No. 62 in tackling-efficiency among draft-class linebackers

Pick 148

San Francisco 49ers – LB Dre Greenlaw, Arkansas

  • No. 150 overall grade in the draft class among linebackers.
  • T-No. 108 run-defense grade among draft-class linebackers.
  • No. 3 tackling efficiency on run plays. 

Pick 149

Oakland Raiders – WR Hunter Renfrow, Clemson

It’s hard to think of a player with more big plays in big moments over the past four seasons.  His production and grades over that period aren’t particularly notable but he is a household name for a reason, making plays when it counts.  David Carr will benefit from having Renfrow to count on when defenses take Antonio Brown away.

  • T-69th overall grade among WR
  • T-62nd receiving grade among WR
  • 7th-best drop rate among WR (2.0%)

Pick 150

Green Bay Packers – Edge Kingsley Keke, Texas A&M

Kingsley Keke is an excellent run defender, and will be a versatile piece and excellent fit on Green Bay’s 3-man front. He had an excellent week at the Senior Bowl, and if he continues to develop his pass rush arsenal that he put on display in Mobile, he could be a nice steal for the Packers.

  • 32nd overall grade among edge defenders
  • 77th pass-rush grade among edge defenders.
  • 8th-best run-defense grade among edge defenders.

Pick 151

Miami Dolphins – Edge Andrew Van Ginkel, Wisconsin

  • T-53rd overall grade among edge defenders
  • 44th pass-rush grade among edge defenders
  • T-24th pressure rate among edge defenders. 

Pick 152

Atlanta Falcons – RB, Qadree Ollison, Pittsburgh

  • 15th overall grade among RB
  • 13th rush grade among RB
  • 4th-most runs of 15+ yards among RB (20)

Pick 153

Washington Redskins – C Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama

  • 27th-highest overall grade among draft-class centers.
  • No. 24 pass-blocking grade among draft-eligible centers.
  • Allowed just 8 pressures on 494 pass-blocking snaps in 2018.

Pick 154

Carolina Panthers – RB Jordan Scarlett, Florida

  • T-33rd overall grade among HB
  • 6th rush grade among HB

Pick 155

Cleveland Browns – LB Mack Wilson, Alabama

  • No. 92 overall grade in the draft class among linebackers.
  • No. 71 coverage grade among draft-class linebackers.
  • No. 7 in pass-rushing productivity among draft-class linebackers.

Pick 156

Denver Broncos – Edge Justin Hollins, Oregon

  • 16th overall grade among edge defenders
  • 18th pass-rush grade among edge defenders
  • 25th-best win rate among edge defenders (16.8)

Pick 157

New York Jets – LB Blake Cashman, Minnesota 

After losing out on Anthony Barr in free agency the Jets get Blake Cashman, the 59th player on the PFF Big Board, in Round 5. Cashman raised his game in 2018 to earn an elite overall grade and has the athleticism to fly all over the field. With the two Williams in the middle of that defensive line Cashman should have the space to get after the ball.

  • T-No. 6 overall grade in the draft class among linebackers
  • No. 13 run-defense grade among draft-class linebackers
  • One of two linebackers that did not grade below 80.0 in any major category

 

Pick 158

Dallas Cowboys – CB Michael Jackson, Miami

Pick 159

New England Patriots – Edge Byron Cowart, Maryland

  • T-101st overall grade among edge
  • T-89th pass-rush grade among edge
  • T-66th win rate among ED (11.9)

Pick 160

Baltimore Ravens – DI Daylon Mack, Texas A&M

  • T-25th overall grade among DI
  • 27th pass-rush grade among DI
  • 33rd run-defense grade among DI

Pick 161

Houston Texans – Edge Charles Omenihu, Texas 

  • 27th overall grade among ED
  • T-39th pass-rushing grade among ED
  • 13th run-defense grade among ED

Pick 162

Minnesota Vikings – LB Cameron Smith, USC

  • No. 27 overall grade in the draft class among linebackers
  • No. 26 coverage grade among draft-class linebackers
  • T-No. 18 in run-stop percentage among draft-class linebackers.

Pick 163

New England Patriots – P Jake Bailey, Stanford

Pick 164

Indianapolis Colts – E.J. Speed, Tarleton State

Pick 165

Dallas Cowboys – Edge Joe Jackson, Miami (FL.)

  • 14th overall grade among edge defenders
  • T-15th pass-rush grade among edge defenders
  • 8th pressure rate among edge defenders (18.9%)

Pick 166

Los Angeles Chargers – QB Easton Stick, North Dakota State

Stick had a productive 2018 season as a passer as he graded positively when throwing short, intermediate and deep passes. Stick was especially effective throwing deep and his 54.8 adjusted completion percentage on deep passes – targeted 20 or more yards downfield – a mark that although Stick played FCS would have ranked No. 2 in all of FBS. Stick was a critical component of the Bison running game and he rushed for 748 yards and 17 touchdowns on the season, while forcing 23 missed tackles. Stick finished the Shrine game completing eight of nine passes for 51 yards and one touchdown, with a pass grade of 62.8

Pick 167

Philadelphia Eagles – QB Clayton Thorson, Northwestern

Thorson was not in an ideal situation at Northwestern, as he had the second-most dropbacks under pressure in this class. However, he didn’t take advantage of a clean pocket when he had one, as he had just a 77.2 passing grade when clean. He is coming off the highest-graded season of his college career at 73.0 but will certainly be a project in Philadelphia.

  • No. 32 passing grade among draft-class quarterbacks
  • No. 23 adjusted completion percentage in the class
  • No. 43 passer rating from a clean pocket among class QBs

Pick 168

Tennessee Titans – Edge D’Andre Walker, Georgia

  • 23rd overall grade among ED
  • 27th pass-rush grade among ED
  • T-30th win rate among ED (16.2)
  • T-24th run stop % among ED (8.4)

Pick 169

Los Angeles Rams – OT David Edwards, Wisconsin

  • Tied for 26th overall grade among draft-eligible tackles
  • No. 119 pass-blocking grade in the class
  • Tied for No. 9 run-blocking grade among draft-class tackles
  • Allowed 24 total pressures on 265 pass-blocking snaps from right tackle

Pick 170

Cleveland Browns – K Austin Seibert, Oklahoma

Pick 171

New York Giants – WR Darius Slayton, Auburn

  • 119th receiving grade among WR
  • 7th-worst drop rate among WR (18.6)
  • 88th YPRR among WR (1.82)
  • T-113th overall grade among WR

Pick 172

Atlanta Falcons – CB Jordan Miller, Washington

  • Tied for 99th in overall grade among draft class cornerbacks
  • Tied for 83rd in coverage grade among draft-class cornerbacks
  • 30th in yards per snap with 0.75
  • 23rd fewest yards after the catch allowed

Pick 173

Washington Redskins – LB Cole Holcomb, UNC

  • No.65 overall grade in the draft class among linebackers
  • No. 39 coverage grade among draft-class linebackers
  • No. 26 in yards-per-snap allowed in coverage among draft-class linebackers
  • T-No. 69 in tackling efficiency among drat-class linebackers

Pick 174

Arizona Cardinals – WR KeeSean Johnson, Fresno State

  • 17th overall grade among WR
  • T-15th receiving grade among WR
  • 9th deep pass yards among WR (541)
  • 1st YPRR from slot among WR (4.13)

Pick 175

Pittsburgh Steelers – Edge Sutton Smith, Northern Illinois

  • 2nd overall grade among ED
  • T-7th pass-rush grade among ED
  • 1st run-defense grade among ED
  • 2nd pressures among ED (65)

Pick 176

San Francisco 49ers – TE Kaden Smith, Stanford

  • 13th highest overall grade among TEs in draft-class
  • No. 13 highest receiving grade among TEs in draft-class
  • T-1st among TEs in draft-class with 7 targeted receptions of +20 yards, hauling in all 7 of his Catchable deep-targets
  • Had the heaviest Slot usage of all TEs in the draft-class leading in both Percentage of Targets (25.5%) and Slot Receptions (27)

Pick 177

New Orleans Saints – S Saquon Hampton, Rutgers

  • 53rd overall grade among S draft-class
  • T-27th coverage grade among S draft-class
  • Most PBUs (9) and second-most Forced Incompletions in S draft-class (10)
  • Was the most targeted S in the draft class (64)

Pick 178

Jacksonville Jaguars – QB Gardner Minshew, Washington State

  • Tied for 8th-highest overall grade in the class
  • No. 6 passing grade among draft-class quarterbacks
  • No. 1 adjusted completion % in the class
  • No. 6 passer rating from a clean pocket among class QBs

Pick 179

Arizona Cardinals – C Lamont Gaillard, Georgia

  • 10th-highest overall grade among interior offensive linemen
  • No. 18 pass-blocking grade among draft-eligible centers
  • No. 9 run-blocking grade among all interior offensive linemen
  • Allowed a career-low 8 pressures on a career-high 367 pass-blocking snaps in 2018

Pick 180

New York Giants – CB Corey Ballentine, Washburn

Pick 181

Buffalo Bills – S Jaquan Johnson, Miami (Fla.)

  • 7th overall grade among S draft-class
  • 20th coverage grade among S draft-class
  • 2nd fewest yards per reception (6.1)/T-4th for fewest first downs allowed by S (2)
  • 4th highest tackling efficiency among S (17.6)

Pick 182

Cincinnati Bengals – RB Trayveon Williams, Texas A&M

  • T-13th overall grade among HB
  • 9th rush grade among HB
  • 2nd runs of 15+ yards among HB (32)
  • 2nd 1st/TDs among HB (89)

Pick 183

San Francisco 49ers – OT Justin Skule, Vanderbilt

  • T-19th overall grade among OT
  • 33rd pass-block grade among OT
  • T-30th run-block grade among OT
  • T-37th pass-blocking efficiency among OT

Pick 184

Detroit Lions – WR Travis Fulgham, Old Dominion

  • 27th overall grade among WR
  • 28th receiving grade among WR
  • 2nd deep pass rec among WR (18)
  • 11th 1st/TDs among WR (51)

Pick 185

Green Bay Packers – CB Ka’Dar Hollman, Toledo

  • No. 24 in overall grade among draft class cornerbacks

  • No. 38 in coverage grade among draft-class cornerbacks

  • 20th lowest reception percentage allowed

  • Tied for 56th in yards per-snap allowed

Pick 186

Detroit Lions – RB Ty Johnson, Maryland

Pick 187

Denver Broncos – WR Juwann Winfree, Colorado

Pick 188

Tennessee Titans – LB David Long Jr., West Virginia

  • No. 74 overall grade in the draft class among linebackers
  • No. 56 run-defense grade among draft-class linebackers
  • No. 6 in total stops among draft-class linebackers
  • 29 Missed Tackles in 2018 were the most in FBS

Pick 189

Cleveland Browns – OT Drew Forbes, Arkansas State

Pick 190

Minnesota Vikings – DI Armon Watts, Arkansas

  • 14th overall grade among DI
  • 7th pass-rush grade among DI
  • 18th win rate among DI (12.3)
  • T-22nd run stops among DI (21)

Pick 191

Minnesota Vikings – S Marcus Epps, Wyoming

  • T-18th overall grade among S draft-class
  • 30th coverage grade among S draft-class
  • T-2nd among S draft-class with 8 Pass Breakups
  • T-6th in coverage Stops by S in draft class (13)

Pick 192

Pittsburgh Steelers – Edge Isaiah Buggs, Alabama

  • T-83rd overall grade among ED
  • T-90 pass-rush grade among ED
  • 83rd pressure rate among ED (9.2)
  • T-50th run stops among ED (18)

Pick 193

Minnesota Vikings – OT Oli Udoh, Elon

Pick 194

Green Bay Packers – RB Dexter Williams, Notre Dame

  • T-37th overall grade among HB
  • 29th rush grade among HB
  • 8th breakaway % among HB (49.4)
  • T-28th 1st/TD% among HB (30.0)

Pick 195

Houston Texans – CB Xavier Crawford, Central Michigan

  • 13th highest overall grade in draft class cornerbacks
  • 21st ranked coverage grade in the draft class
  • No. 9 in yards per snap allowed
  • 10th lowest snaps per reception allowed among draft class

Pick 196

New York Jets – CB Blessuan Austin, Rutgers

  • Has only played 196 snaps the past two seasons due to injury
  • Allowed an 81.9 passer rating against in 2016
  • 72.1 coverage grade from 2016 (last full season)
  • 90.7 overall grade through 14 snaps before injury/2016 grade good for 106th in class

Pick 197

Baltimore Ravens – QB Trace McSorley, Penn State

  • 13th-highest overall grade in the class
  • Tied for No. 17 passing grade among draft-class quarterbacks
  • No. 6 passer rating under pressure among class QBs
  • No. 8 passer rating on play-action among class QBs

Pick 198

San Francisco 49ers – CB Tim White, Virginia

Pick 199

Indianapolis Colts – Edge Gerri Green, Mississippi State

  • T-163rd overall grade among ED
  • 130th pass-rush grade among ED
  • 0 missed tackles on 20 attempts
  • T-109th pressure rate among ED (7.7)

Pick 200

Los Angeles Chargers – LB Emeke Egbule, Houston

  • T-No. 99 overall grade in the draft class among linebackers.
  • No. 110 coverage grade among draft-class linebackers.
  • T-10th in most total pressures among off-ball linebackers.

Pick 201

Kans City Chiefs – CB Rashad Fenton, South Carolina

  • Tied for 129th in overall grade among draft class cornerbacks.
  • No. 132 in coverage grade among draft-class cornerbacks.
  • 39th in passer rating against among draft-class cornerbacks.

Pick 202

Miami Dolphins – OT Isaiah Prince, Ohio State

  • 28th-highest overall grade among draft-eligible tackles.
  • Tied for the 82nd pass-blocking grade in the class.
  • No. 5 run-blocking grade among draft-class tackles.
  • Allowed 25 total pressures on 628 pass-blocking snaps right tackle.

Pick 203

Atlanta Falcons – WR Marcus Green, Louisiana-Monroe

Pick 204

Seattle Seahawks – RB Travis Homer, Miami (Fla.)

  • 76th overall grade among running backs.
  • T-78th rush grade among running backs.
  • 4.05 yards after contact per attempt – 13th-best in the class.

Pick 205

Chicago Bears – CB Duke Shelley, Kansas State

  • No. 5 overall grade among cornerbacks.
  • Tied for 4th in coverage grade among draft-class cornerbacks.
  • Totaled nine pass breakups and three interceptions before his injury in week 7.

Pick 206

Washington Redskins – WR Kelvin Harmon, NC State

  • 83.3 overall grade ranks 13th among wide receivers.
  • T-13th receiving grade among WR.
  • T-18th YPRR among WR (2.83).
  • Second-most contested catches among WR (17).

Pick 207

Pittsburgh Steelers – LB Ulysees Gilbert III, Akron

  • No. 128 overall grade in the draft class among linebackers.
  • T-No. 73 run-defense grade among draft-class linebackers.
  • No. 19 in tackling efficiency among draft-class linebackers.

Pick 208

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – WR Scott Miller, Bowling Green

  • 82.1 overall grade ranked 18th among wide receivers.
  • T-15th receiving grade among WR.
  • Ninth-most yards from slot among WR (851).
  • 3.06 yards per route run ranked 10th among WR.

Pick 209

Seattle Seahawks – DI Demarcus Christmas, Florida State

  • 76.8 overall grade ranked 41st among interior defenders.
  • 66th pass-rush grade among DI.
  • T-25th run stop % among DI (8.6).

Pick 210

Cincinnati Bengals – LB Deshaun Davis, Auburn

  • 76.7 overall grade ranked 49th among linebackers.
  • T-No. 23 run-defense grade among draft-class linebackers.
  • No. 6 run-stop percentage among draft-class linebackers.
  • No. 7 in total defensive stops among draft-eligible linebackers.

Pick 211

Cincinnati Bengals – RB Rodney Anderson, Oklahoma

  • 79.0 overall grade ranked 10th among draft-class running backs.
  • 10th-best rush grade among HB in 2017.
  • 7th-most  runs of 10+ yards among HB in 2017 (34).

Pick 212

Carolina Panthers – T Dennis Daley, South Carolina

  • T-69th overall grade among tackles.
  • T-103rd pass-block grade among tackles.
  • T-76th pressure rate allowed among tackles.

Pick 213

Dallas Cowboys – S Donovan Wilson, Texas A&M

  • 81.7 overall grade ranked 52nd among draft-eligible safeties.
  • 54th coverage grade among safeties.
  • Posted an 88.3 coverage grade in 2015, where he lined up mostly as a slot corner.

Pick 214

Kansas City Chiefs – RB Darwin Thompson, Utah State

  • 85.3 overall grade ranked eighth among running backs.
  • 8th rush grade among HB.
  • Highest elusive rating among HB (176.6).

Pick 215

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – DI Terry Beckner Jr., Missouri

  • T-61st overall grade among DI.
  • 37th pass-rush grade among DI.
  • 16th-most run stops among DI (24).

Pick 216

Kansas City Chiefs – G Nick Allegretti, Illinois

  • 76.8 overall grade ranked eighth among guards.
  • No. 3 in pass-blocking grade among draft-eligible guards.
  • No. 14 in run-blocking grade among draft-eligible guards.

Pick 217

Minnesota Vikings – CB Kris Boyd, Texas

  • Tied for 54th in overall grade among draft class cornerbacks.
  • No. 66 in coverage grade among draft-class cornerbacks.
  • Tied for third with 13 pass breakups.

Pick 218

Dallas Cowboys – RB Mike Weber, Ohio State

  • T-60th overall grade among HB.
  • T-46th rush grade among HB.
  • 49th-highest elusive rating among HB (57.2).

Pick 219

Pittsburgh Steelers – T Derwin Gray, Maryland

Pick 220

Houston Texans – RB Cullen Gillaspia, Texas A&M

Pick 221

Cleveland Browns – CB Donnie Lewis, Tulane

Pick 222

Chicago Bears – RB Kerrith Whyte, FAU

  • 84.8 overall grade ranked ninth among draft-eligible cornerbacks.
  • 23rd-best rush grade among HB.
  • 14th-most missed tackles forced per touch.

Pick 223

Cincinnati Bengals – Jordan Brown, South Dakota State

In the Senior Bowl, Brown was targeted nine times and allowed five catches for 91 yards and two touchdowns, he also broke up one pass.  In Week 5 against North Dakota State Brown was targeted twice and broke up one pass and intercepted the other, however, he missed three tackles in the game. In 2017, Brown made 10 plays on the ball with three interceptions and seven passes broken up.

Pick 224

Detroit Lions – TE Isaac Nauta, Georgia

  • 78.0 overall grade ranks eighth among draft-eligible tight ends.
  • 16th-highest receiving grade among TEs in the draft class.
  • Second-highest passer rating when targeted among TE (146.4).

Pick 225

Buffalo Bills – Edge Darryl Johnson, North Carolina

Daryl Johnson Jr. was the best defensive player on the HBCU National Champions. He’s a tall, skinny, long-armed, athletic, edge-rusher who largely uses his speed to get to the quarterback. Johnson was highly productive at his level and left school a year early for the NFL. Johnson earned a 91.8 game grade against Bethune-Cookman, he had two sacks, one QB hit and seven hurries on his 28 pass-rushing snaps.

Pick 226

Green Bay Packers – LB Ty Summers, TCU

  • No. 76 overall grade in the draft class among linebackers.
  • T-No. 85 coverage grade among draft-class linebackers.
  • T-No. 32 in pass-rushing productivity among off-ball linebackers.

 

Pick 227

Washington Redskins – CB Jimmy Moreland, James Maddison 

Moreland got the call up to the Senior Bowl and allowed two catches on two targets for 22 yards and earned a 67.1 coverage grade. Shrine Game (64.9). Moreland allowed only one reception for eight yards in the Shrine Game but he did miss one tackle on his 41 snaps.

Pick 228

Buffalo Bills – TE Tommy Sweeney, Boston College

  • 18th highest overall grade among TEs in the draft class.
  • 20th receiving grade among TE in the draft class.
  • Posted the highest receiving grade among ACC TEs in 2018.

Pick 229

Detroit Lions – DI P.J. Johnson, Arizona

Pick 230

Oakland Raiders – Edge Quinton Bell, Prairie View A&M

Bell spent his first three years at wide receiver before becoming an edge defender. Bell is stiff and upright as a pass-rusher with much of his production coming as an unblocked defender. Bell faced two FBS opponents as an edge-rusher in 2018 (Rice and UNLV) and only managed two hits and three hurries on his 30 pass-rush snaps. Bell posted outlandish workout numbers, running his 40 in 4.38 and recording a 41.5-inch vertical, which indicate a H/W/S prospect that teams will be interested in either late in the draft or early in free agency.

Pick 231

New Orlean Saints – TE Alize Mack, Notre Dame

Pick 232

New York Giants – T George Asafo-Adjei, Kentucky

Pick 233

Miami Dolphins – RB Chandler Cox, Auburn

Pick 234

Miami Dolphins – RB Myles Gaskin, Washington

Pick 235

Jacksonville Jaguars – DI Dontavius Russell, Auburn

Pick 236

Seattle Seahawks – WR John Ursua, Hawaii

Pick 237

Carolina Panthers – WR Terry Godwin, Georgia

Pick 238

Chicago Bears – CB Stephen Denmark, Valdosta State

Denmark played wide receiver his first three years of college football but then converted to cornerback during Spring before his senior season. Denmark is 6-foot-4 and 216-pound corner with long arms, outstanding ball skills and displayed incredible athleticism for his size at his pro day by running a 4.46 40-yard dash and recording a 43” vertical leap. The value and rarity of that physical template will make him an attractive late-round target for teams to try and develop.

Pick 239

Minnesota Vikings – WR Dillon Mitchell, Oregon

Pick 240

Indianapolis Colts – T Jackson Barton, Utah

Pick 241

Dallas Cowboys – Edge Jalen Jelks, Oregon

Pick 242

Los Angeles Chargers – DI Cortez Broughton, Cincinnati

Pick 243

Los Angeles Rams – S Nick Scott, Penn State 

Pick 244

New Orleans Saints – LB Kaden Eliss, Idaho

Elliss is so athletic that he played both ways at times for the Vandals. He played linebacker on defense and saw snaps at tight end on offense – so he could end up at multiple positions in the NFL. The switch to the Vandals in 2018 only gave Elliss two games against FBS competition, but he once again played well, with a 77.9 overall grade against Fresno State in Week 1 and a 71.8 overall grade against Florida in Week 12.

Pick 245

New York Giants – DI Chris Slayton, Syracuse

Pick 246

Indianapolis Colts – C Javon Patterson, Mississippi

Pick 247

Minnesota Vikings – WR Olabisi Johnson, Colorado State

Pick 248

Arizona Cardinals – T Joshua Miles, Morgan State

Miles had a strong performance in his only game against FBS competition against Akron in Week 2 (76.7) and didn’t allow a sack, QB hit or hurry on his 28 pass-blocking snaps. In the Shrine Game Miles allowed one hurry on his 17 pass-blocking snaps and earned a 77.8 pass-blocking grade.

Pick 249

Arizona Cardinals – DI Michael Dogbe, Temple

Pick 250
Minnesota Vikings – LS Austin Cutting, Air Force

Pick 251

Los Angeles Rams – LB Dakota Allen, Texas Tech

Pick 252

New England Patriots – CB Ken Webster, Mississippi 

Pick 253

Washington Redskins – Edge Jordan Brailford, Oklahoma State

Pick 254

Arizona Cardinals – TE Caleb Wilson, UCLA

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