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Raiders selected UCLA DT Eddie Vanderdoes with the No. 88 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Vanderdoes (6’3/305) arrived at UCLA as the nation’s No. 1 defensive line recruit, yet battled repeated knee, foot, and weight problems, managing 12.5 career tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles. Vanderdoes ballooned north of 350 pounds at times before dropping weight during the pre-draft phase. Nonetheless physically gifted, Vanderdoes tested as a top-four athlete among defensive linemen at February’s Combine. While Vanderdoes has always been long on potential, he hasn’t realized it since high school. He could become a plus starter or fall out of the league before his rookie contract is up.
Apr 28 - 10:48 PM

Giants selected Cal QB Davis Webb with the No. 87 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Beginning to plan for a post-Eli Manning future, the Giants are taking a flier on a player some people considered a first-round dark horse. Webb (6’5/229) transferred to Cal after he was beaten out by Patrick Mahomes at Texas Tech, playing one year and going 5-7 with a 61.6% completion rate, 6.9 YPA, and 37:12 TD-to-INT ratio. Webb is an above-average athlete with 79th-percentile SPARQ results, although he presented little to no scrambling threat in college. Compared to Nick Foles by Rookie Scouting Portfolio’s Matt Waldman, Webb struggled with ball location and showed erratic pocket presence on tape. Webb "looks the part" but probably starter-caliber passing skills and does not extend plays.
Apr 28 - 10:45 PM

Chiefs selected Toledo RB Kareem Hunt with the No. 86 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Hunt (5’11/216) graduated as Toledo's all-time leading rusher, posting a career line of 782/4,945/44 (6.32 YPC) with 73 receptions, including 41 grabs as a senior. Hunt earned Most Outstanding Player at January’s Senior Bowl, only to struggle at the Combine with a sluggish forty (4.62) and broad jump (9’11"). Rookie Scouting Portfolio’s Matt Waldman has compared Hunt to a Chester Taylor, Joique Bell-level No. 2 back or capable spot starter. While his athleticism doesn’t stand out, PFF College charted Hunt with the second-most missed tackles forced (98) in the nation in 2016, and Hunt fumbled just once on 856 college touches. We are big fans of Hunt and believe he'll give Spencer Ware a serious run for the Chiefs' starting job.
Apr 28 - 10:43 PM

Patriots selected Troy OT Antonio Garcia with the No. 85 overall pick of the 2017 NFL draft.

Garcia (6’6/302) made 42 starts at left tackle, earning first-team All-Sun Belt during a senior year where he didn’t allow a sack. An all-region high school basketball player, Garcia is an adequate athlete with quick feet and a finisher’s mentality. Garcia is lanky by NFL standards and struggles to carry weight, however, at times dipping into the 280s. Garcia’s arm length (33 3/8") is also less than ideal, and he turns 24 in December. An over-aged, small-school project, Garcia is a bit of a boom-bust prospect we could see emerge as a legitimate starting left tackle or get exposed quickly. He will act as the Patriots swing tackle early.
Apr 28 - 10:39 PM

Bucs selected Penn State WR Chris Godwin with the No. 84 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Godwin (6’1/209) turned pro after three years, finishing with a 154/2,421/18 (15.4 YPR) career receiving line. He only earned honorable mention All-Big Ten in 2016. Godwin’s stock soared Indy, recording a top-four SPARQ score among wideouts with a 4.42 forty and explosive 10-foot-6 broad jump. Godwin topped 1,100 yards at age 19 and scored 11 TDs last season as a 20-year-old. While he is still learning to use his speed and has room to improve after the catch, Godwin impressed with acrobatic plays on tape and stood out in Matt Harmon’s Reception Perception as this draft’s premier contested-catch receiver. Godwin is among the highest-ceiling prospects in a weak 2017 wideout class.
Apr 28 - 10:35 PM

Patriots selected Youngstown State DE Derek Rivers with the No. 83 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Rivers (6’4/248) was a three-year starter and four-year contributor on Youngstown State's D-Line, setting school records in sacks (41) and tackles for loss (56.5) and earning first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference three times. A tight end and linebacker in high school, Rivers’ athleticism showed up in Indy with 80th-percentile SPARQ results and 4.61 speed. It shows up on Rivers’ tape with a freakishly quick get-off and ability to drop into zone coverage. Rivers is making a huge jump in competition and has limited versatility as a left end only out of the FCS, but his motor never stops. Rivers has a chance to develop into a rich man’s Jabaal Sheard.
Apr 28 - 10:30 PM

Broncos selected Louisiana Tech WR Carlos Henderson with the No. 82 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Henderson (5’11/199) turned pro following a breakout redshirt junior campaign, tallying an 82-1,535-19 (18.7 YPR) receiving line after failing to hit 800 yards in each of his first two seasons. Henderson returned kicks throughout college, scoring three times and finishing No. 2 in the nation with a 32.2-yard average in 2016. The top post-catch receiver in this year’s draft, PFF College charted Henderson with a nation-best 48 missed tackles forced last season. C-USA scouts told Draft Analyst’s Tony Pauline that Henderson was "impossible to cover." With 4.46 jets and an explosive broad jump (10’11"), Henderson profiles as a dynamic slot-flanker with field-flipping special teams value.
Apr 28 - 10:28 PM

Redskins selected UCLA CB Fabian Moreau with the No. 81 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Moreau (6’1/206) made 40 starts in UCLA's secondary, managing 4.5 career tackles for loss and three interceptions and only earning honorable mention All-Pac 12 as a fifth-year senior. Following a nondescript college career, Moreau used the Combine as a springboard with 99th-percentile athletic results, including 4.35 jets and springy vertical (38") and broad (11’4") jumps. Moreau is flush with traits, but he missed most of 2015 with a Lisfranc fracture and tore his pectoral during the pre-draft phase. Moreau is a wildcard who could conceivably become a big-time NFL corner or flame out in a few years.
Apr 28 - 10:28 PM

Colts selected Ohio edge rusher Tarell Basham with the No. 80 overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Basham (6’4/269) took home 2016 MAC Defensive Player of the Year after setting a school record for career sacks (29.5) as a four-year starter at defensive end. PFF College charted Basham with the fifth most QB hurries (71) in the nation as a senior. With plus arm length (34 ¼") and big hands (10 ¼"), Basham demonstrated physical edge-setting ability in run defense and powerful pocket-pushing skills on tape. An above-average athlete with 4.70 speed, Basham’s concerns include a straight-line game and lack of pass-rush variety. While Basham has some long-term limitations, he is a good football player with an NFL body. He has a chance to develop into a quality starter in the Trey Flowers mold.
Apr 28 - 10:25 PM

Jets selected Alabama WR ArDarius Stewart with the No. 79 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Stewart (5’11/204) turned pro as a redshirt junior after compiling a career 129/1,713/12 (13.3 YPR) receiving line as a two-year starter and three-year contributor in Tuscaloosa. An above-par athlete with 4.49 speed and a solid 10-foot-4 broad jump, Stewart looks like a cross between Golden Tate and Pierre Garcon on college film with powerful shiftiness and impressive run-after-catch skills. Stewart dealt with horrific QB play at Alabama – particularly in 2016 – and became a player the Crimson Tide coaching staff proactively manufactured touches. Also a physical blocker with special teams experience, Stewart has a chance to develop into a plus No. 3 or lower-end No. 2 NFL receiver.
Apr 28 - 10:24 PM

Ravens selected Alabama OLB Tim Williams with the No. 78 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Williams (6’3/244) was a situational pass rusher at Alabama, collecting 19.5 sacks over his final two seasons but rarely seeing the field beyond sub-packages. Exposures to Williams defending the run and dropping into coverage are limited. In Indy, Williams tested as a 49th-percentile athlete with 4.70 speed and below-par three-cone results (7.36). An impact part-time player in college, Williams’ NFL future is less certain. He has failed multiple drug tests, carries work ethic concerns, and is old-ish for a rookie, turning 24 later this year. If Williams gets his head on straight, he projects best as a third-down rusher and special teams help.
Apr 28 - 10:16 PM

Panthers selected Texas A&M DE Daeshon Hall with the No. 77 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

The Panthers sent Arizona picks No. 98 and 115 to move up. Hall (6’5/266) bookended Myles Garrett on a ferocious Aggies defensive line, tallying 36.5 career tackles for loss, 16 sacks, and four forced fumbles as a two-plus-year starter. While not as explosive as Garrett, Hall possesses incredibly long arms (35 5/8") and is a plus athlete, running 4.76 at the Combine with running back-like vertical (36") and broad (10’3") jumps. Hall lacked standout sack production at TAMU, but he has experience at 4-3 end, 3-4 end, and 3-4 outside linebacker and is an intriguing traits-based prospect whose motor popped on tape.
Apr 28 - 10:15 PM

Saints selected Florida LB Alex Anzalone with the No. 76 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Anzalone (6’3/241) arrived at Florida as a five-star recruit, only to suffer recurring shoulder injuries and a year-ending broken forearm eight games into last season. He made just ten starts, tallying five career tackles for loss and never forcing a turnover. While Anzalone’s tape is extremely limited, he was regarded as one of Florida's best players in practice and shined at January’s Senior Bowl, looking the part of a three-down NFL linebacker. He has drawn comparisons to Kiko Alonso. While Anzalone’s potential isn’t in question, he’ll have to figure out how to stay on the field to realize it.
Apr 28 - 10:12 PM

Falcons selected LSU LB Duke Riley with the No. 75 overall pick of the 2017 NFL draft.

Riley (6’1/232) played special teams his first three seasons in Baton Rouge before taking over as a starter in 2016, tallying a team-high 90 tackles including 9.0 for a loss. He made the Tigers’ defensive calls next to thumper Kendell Beckwith. Just a one-year starter, Riley shined at January’s Senior Bowl, then posted top-three SPARQ results among off-ball linebackers at the Combine with a 4.58 forty and impressive three-cone time (6.89). Much as he did at LSU, Riley could open his career covering kicks before pushing for snaps at Will or Sam. He is rangy and a good enough tackler to eventually win a starting job. He joins another speedy LSU linebacker Deion Jones in LSU.
Apr 28 - 10:10 PM

Ravens selected Michigan DL Chris Wormley with the No. 74 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Wormley (6’5/298) made 30 starts for Michigan, piling up 33 tackles for loss with 18 sacks and first-team All-Big Ten honors from the conference’s coaches as a senior. Wormley has long arms (34 1/8") and big hands (10 ½") and posted the highest SPARQ rating among all draft-eligible defensive linemen with 94th-percentile results. Wormley is old-ish for a rookie (24 in October) and doesn’t show explosive twitch on tape, but he was consistently productive versus top competition, and NFL coaching could maximize his potential. Rotoworld’s Josh Norris has compared him to stud Steelers DE Cameron Heyward.
Apr 28 - 10:05 PM



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