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UDFA class rankings

by Thor Nystrom
Updated On: May 4, 2019, 11:55 pm ET

These rankings were compiled using a weighted formula based on my top-500 pre-draft rankings, with quality outweighing depth of class. Here's my list of the top available UDFAs in this year's class from top to bottom, not broken up by teams.

Note: Some teams were far less aggressive in this year's UDFA sweepstakes due to AAF signings (the Panthers being the biggest example). AAF signings were not factored into these rankings.

 

1. New Orleans Saints

Rk Player Pos Ht Wt Comp SPQ RAS
149 Devine Ozigbo RB12 5'11 222 C.J. Anderson 60.5 8.14
156 Carl Granderson EDGE19 6'5 254 Tayshawn Bower 37.6 7.69
204 Chase Hansen LB22 6'3 222 Zach Cunningham n/a n/a
257 Ethan Greenidge OG22 6'4 327 Jamon Brown n/a n/a
267 Emmanuel Butler WR32 6'3 217 Josh Malone 15.7 3.76
301 Lil'Jordan Humphrey WR36 6'4 210 Evan Moore 11.3 3.49
328 Porter Gustin LB30 6'4 255 Carl Lawson 78.0 9.68
405 Corbin Kaufusi EDGE 39 6'9 285 DE Brian Mihalik n/a n/a
475 Derrick Kelly II OT42 6'5 307 Adam Bisnowaty 16.4 2.65

Huge haul, here: Ozigbo, Granderson and Hansen are all guys who are easy to picture contributing in the NFL. Each should have been drafted.

 

2. Miami Dolphins

Rk Player Pos Ht Wt Comp SPQ RAS
128 Deion Calhoun OG9 6'2 310 PM's Shaq Mason 71.9 9.34
153 Preston Williams WR20 6'4 211 Mack Hollins 6.1 2.76
188 Terrill Hanks LB17 6'2 242 Stephone Anthony 16.5 4
325 Montre Hartage CB37 5'11 190 Eric Murray 18.7 3.38
329 Jonathan Ledbetter DL28 6'4 280 Jeremiah Ledbetter 0.4 1.24
353 Ryan Anderson OC14 6'5 305 Bryan Stork 6.2 4.63
368 Tre Watson LB37 6'2 242 Ben Gedeon 2.3 0.48
434 Tyler Horton CB43 5'11 185 Corn Elder 0.5 1.02
464 Aaron Monteiro OT41 6'6 311 Jaryd Jones-Smith 30.4 6.48
488 Nik Needham CB49 5'11 194 Linden Stephens 2.5 2.91

Nobody would have batted an eye if Calhoun, Williams and Hanks had been taken anytime from mid-Round 5 on. Any of the three could provide the Fins value down the road.

 

3. Kansas City Chiefs

Rk Player Pos Ht Wt Comp SPQ RAS
154 Mark Fields CB20 5'10 192 Ellis Hobbs 39.4 7.28
222 James Williams RB18 5'9 197 James White 32.5 5.75
239 Gary Johnson LB26 6'0 226 Jerome Baker 41.8 5.69
322 Kyle Shurmur QB15 6'4 230 C.J. Beathard 21.8 4.27
335 Parker Hesse EDGE31 6'3 261 Matt Judon 36.2 6.1
393 Jack Fox P4 6'2 213 Cody Mandell n/a 8.33
418 Felton Davis WR48 6'3 211 Marquez North n/a n/a
438 Tim Ward EDGE42 6'5 265 Demetrius Cooper n/a n/a
456 Jamal Custis WR53 6'4 214 Jordan Matthews 30.7 6.5
486 Cody Thompson WR57 6'1 205 Brian Hartline 70.5 8.46

Fields got pushed out of the draft because he's slow and small, but the kid can play. Has NFL slot ability. James Williams was such a perfect fit for a pass-happy Air Raid-lite pro team like the Chiefs -- superb receiving back for Mike Leach at Wazzu.

 

4. Seattle Seahawks

Rk Player Pos Ht Wt Comp SPQ RAS
171 Derrek Thomas CB22 6'3 189 Stanley Jean-Baptise 83.6 8.64
233 Martez Ivey OG17 6'5 315 Roderick Johnson 2.5 0.59
245 B.J. Autry OG20 6'3 337 Max Jean-Gilies n/a n/a
247 Davante Davis CB31 6'2 202 Brian Allen 68.9 8.4
279 Winston Dimel HB3 6'0 233 Andy Janovich 24.8 4.68
408 Nyqwan Murray WR46 5'10 191 Davone Bess 2.8 1
445 Taryn Christion QB22 6'2 218 Jeff Driskel 79.8 8.04
465 Jazz Ferguson WR54 6'5 227 Raw Funchess 66.5 7.33
489 Jay-Tee Tiuli DL45 6'3 318 Kendrick Norton 23.5 5.37

The Seahawks scored points for bringing in Thomas -- a guy who absolutely should have been drafted on his insane measurables alone -- and for accruing depth. If there were ever a UDFA corner literally built for Seattle, it's Thomas. He's got the length, he's got the athleticism -- they're just going to have to teach him the rest of it.

 

5. Oakland Raiders

Rk Player Pos Ht Wt Comp SPQ RAS
152 Tyler Roemer OT16 6'3 312 Tom Compton 52.5 8.07
175 TeVon Coney LB14 6'0 234 Craig Robertson 5.4 2.56
205 Keelan Doss WR25 6'2 211 Cedrick Wilson 50.7 7.73
250 Alec Ingold HB2 6'1 242 Derek Watt 30.4 4.15
268 Andre James OG23 6'4 299 Markus Zusevics 23.5 4.02
310 Lester Cotton OG27 6'4 336 Damien Mama 12.6 3.99
483 Keisean Nixon CB48 5'10 196 Marcus Sherels 7.2 4.05
485 Lukayus McNeil OT43 6'5 310 Matt Gono 75.4 8.7

Roemer fell out of the draft because of off-field concerns, Coney did because of athletic testing, Doss reportedly did because of an injury, and Ingold did because of the position he plays -- but each has the skill to hang long-term in the NFL. 

 

6. Chicago Bears

Rk Player Pos Ht Wt Comp SPQ RAS
105 Emanuel Hall WR15 6'2 201 Ted Ginn 99.4 9.88
198 Alex Bars OG15 6'6 312 Parker Ehinger n/a n/a
254 Dax Raymond TE13 6'5 255 Orson Charles 29.2 5.21
308 Mathieu Betts EDGE29 6'3 258 Dylan Donahue 46.5 7.86
336 John Baron K4 5'9 189 Brandon Coutu n/a n/a
338 Joe Lowery OG29 6'6 300 K.C. McDermott 8.0 4.36
347 Marquez Tucker OG30 6'3 300 Chase Roullier 22.6 n/a
417 Clifton Duck CB41 5'9 180 Tramaine Brock 3.6 n/a
426 Sam Mustipher OC16 6'2 305 David Molk 2.3 0.86
473 Jonathan Harris DL44 6'5 282 R.J. McIntosh 17.6 n/a

Hall reportedly fell out of the draft because of personality issues, but he's a world-class athlete you bring in to see if he can keep his head screwed on straight. Bars is an awesome flier -- if he hadn't gotten hurt last year, he may have been drafted in the middle rounds.

 

7. New York Giants

Rk Player Pos Ht Wt Comp SPQ RAS
224 Terronne Prescod OG16 6'5 334 Duke Robinson 0.9 0.98
258 Paul Adams OT22 6'6 317 Ryan Groy 20.6 6.58
284 Reggie White Jr. WR34 6'2 208 Seantavius Jones 84.5 9.24
293 Eric Dungey QB14 6'4 228 Bryce Petty 57.4 7.61
296 James O'Hagan OC12 6'2 300 Austin Reiter 0.4 0.09
314 C.J. Conrad TE16 6'4 249 David Morgan 19.5 5.97
355 Breckyn Hager EDGE33 6'3 255 Devante Downs 62.5 7.06
422 Alex Wesley WR49 6'0 190 Robbie Anderson 35.5 5.92
449 Josiah Tauaefa LB45 6'1 232 Elandon Roberts 7.1 4.23
462 Mark McLaurin S31 6'1 212 Trayvon Henderson 8.4 2.63
480 Jon Hilliman RB42 5'11 216 Onterio Smith 44.7 8.68

Really like the offensive line signings. And White and Dungey were both back-of-the-draft guys that I thought were worth developing on practice squads.

 

8. Philadelphia Eagles

Rk Player Pos Ht Wt Comp SPQ RAS
194 T.J. Edwards LB18 6'0 230 B.J. Goodson 4.6 2.75
196 Ryan Bates OG14 6'4 306 Nick Martin 71.8 9.55
234 Iosua Opeta OG18 6'4 301 Aviante Collins 96.8 9.2
251 Nate Herbig OG21 6'3 335 Deuce Lutui 4.5 2.79
432 Anthony Rush DL40 6'5 350 Matt Elam n/a n/a
458 Nico Evans RB39 5'9 199 Terrelle Sutton 30.4 5.7
494 Casey Tucker OT45 6'5 313 Toby Weathersby 13.4 4.67

The Eagles swooped up three draftable guards -- I predict they'll find at least one in the group who'll hang (and they may get two).  Edwards was worth a shot on college play alone. Note: The Eagles signed and then in short-order waived Temple S Dalvon Randall, who previously appeared on this list. So much for brotherly love!

 

9. Dallas Cowboys

Rk Player Pos Ht Wt Comp SPQ RAS
145 Mitch Hyatt OG10 6'5 303 Ty Sambrailo 21.1 6.24
169 Daniel Wise DL15 6'3 281 Tom Johnson 22.2 4.51
236 Ricky Walker DL24 6'2 304 Darius Kilgo n/a 4.99
360 Brandon Knight OG33 6'4 314 Colby Gossett n/a n/a
395 Derrick Puni OG36 6'5 326 Nico Siragusa 56.3 n/a
455 Jon'Vea Johnson WR52 5'11 188 J.J. Nelson 80.1 8.77
467 Nate Hall LB49 6'2 225 Skai Moore 35.4 6.74
471 Chris Westry CB46 6'4 199 Tarvarus McFadden 79.7 9.57

My favorite flier here is my beloved Kansas Jayhawk Daniel Wise. Super underrated player who got ganged up on in college because his supporting cast stunk. Wise's father played in the NFL, and his brother currently does. Interesting 3-tech prospect if he can add a little weight.

 

10. Tampa Bay Bucs

Rk Player Pos Ht Wt Comp SPQ RAS
116 Anthony Johnson WR17 6'2 209 Michael Gallup 28.0 7.05
260 Bruce Anderson RB22 5'11 210 Kenneth Dixon 12.5 5.88
278 Zack Bailey OG24 6'5 299 Kyle Murphy 20.9 7.17
286 Lukas Denis S21 5'11 190 Gerod Holliman 16.1 3.34
363 DaMarkus Lodge WR41 6'2 202 Roger Lewis 7.8 3.63
424 Isaiah Searight HB7 6'3 242 MyCole Pruitt 47.1 7.33
448 Nate Trewyn OC18 6'3 313 Coleman Shelton 13.5 4.8
452 Brock Ruble OT40 6'7 319 Conor McDermott 3.3 1.7
463 Nick Fitzgerald QB23 6'5 226 Matt Jones 50.0 7.59

How in the heck did Anthony Johnson go undrafted? The NFL didn't consider the full extent of the circumstances he played under last year, in my opinion. I thought he and Michael Gallup were close to analogs in 2017. If Johnson gets back to that level, he's gonna hang for awhile. For me, he's a mid-round pick for the price of free.

11. Baltimore Ravens

Rk Player Pos Ht Wt Comp SPQ RAS
180 Gerald Willis III DL16 6'2 302 Devon Still 7.9 2.64
270 Evan Worthington S20 6'2 212 Antonio Allen 12.1 5.08
274 Antoine Wesley WR33 6'4 206 Lestar Jean 10.6 3.26
282 LJ Scott RB27 6'0 227 Jeremy Hill 18.9 6.07
349 Patrick Mekari OG31 6'5 308 Ian Silberman 7.3 4.27
385 Otaro Alaka LB39 6'3 239 John Bostic 56.8 7.26
411 Jaylen Smith WR47 6'2 219 Michael Floyd 42.6 6.41
430 Darian Roseboro EDGE41 6'4 288 Jalen Wilkerson 1.2 2.79
484 Markus Jones EDGE44 6'3 249 Anthony Winbush n/a 6.39

Willis finally broke out last year and was No. 118 on PFF's draft board. He fell out of the draft because of off-field concerns and the one-year wonder thing.

 

12. Houston Texans

Rk Player Pos Ht Wt Comp SPQ RAS
217 Albert Huggins DL23 6'3 305 Sylvester Williams 19.4 5.46
226 Karan Higdon RB19 5'9 206 Zac Stacy 53.1 8.26
244 Drew Lewis LB27 6'2 229 Jonathan Casillas 77.5 8.91
304 Jamal Davis II EDGE27 6'3 236 J.T. Jones 79.2 9.43
343 Derrick Baity CB38 6'2 197 Biddy Reh-Welscon 48.8 6.4
404 Jesse Aniebonam EDGE38 6'3 256 AQ Muhammad 44.2 n/a
444 Johnnie Dixon WR51 5'10 201 Devon Wylie 36.2 6.26
460 Javier Edwards DL42 6'2 323 Taylor Stallworth 23.7 4.76

Huggins would have been drafted if Christian Wilkins had declared for the draft after the 2017 season, as expected. Higdon is on the five-player short-list for the "Phillip Lindsay of the 2019 class." Also loved the fliers on Lewis and Davis, two athletic players who flashed havoc-wreaking chops in college. Gonna miss Davis in MACtion. Goodbye sweet prince.

 

13. Jacksonville Jaguars

Rk Player Pos Ht Wt Comp SPQ RAS
200 Joe Giles-Harris LB21 6'2 234 Antonio Morrison 3.9 3.09
238 Saivion Smith CB29 6'1 199 Jacoby Glenn 7.7 3.26
242 Donnell Greene OT20 6'5 335 Willie Beavers n/a n/a
294 Tyre Brady WR35 6'3 211 Josh Reynolds 2.6 2.79
319 Zedrick Woods S25 5'11 205 Quintin Demps 88.5 8.91
334 Bunchy Stallings OG28 6'3 324 Isaac Asiata 3.3 1.28
476 Brandon Watson CB47 5'10 204 De'Vante Harris 69.1 6.92

Giles-Harris was a killer in the ACC who fell out of the draft after getting injured and then testing poorly. Saivion Smith made a mistake in declaring.

 

14. Tennessee Titans

Rk Player Pos Ht Wt Comp SPQ RAS
173 Alex Barnes RB16 6'0 226 Kalen Ballage 93.3 9.81
255 Anthony Ratliff-Williams WR30 6'0 205 Markus Wheaton 45.6 7.12
291 Hamp Cheevers CB33 5'9 169 Parry Nickerson 20.9 2.96
303 Jonathan Crawford S23 6'1 205 Husain Abdulah 1.6 2.46
362 Amani Bledsoe DL35 6'4 280 Bronson Kaufusi 11.2 5.08
390 Cody Conway OT36 6'6 299 Aviante Collins 77.8 9.12
397 Derick Roberson EDGE37 6'3 247 Alex McCalister 34.1 6.73
429 A.T. Hall OT39 6'5 296 Sean Harlow 31.5 3.85
468 Quart'e Sapp LB50 6'2 227 Gerald Hodges 56.9 7.66

After testing like he did, it was quite surprising to see Barnes fall out of the draft. He's a better player than Bo Scarbrough, and he can do almost everything that Ballage can do.

 

15. Denver Broncos

Rk Player Pos Ht Wt Comp SPQ RAS
139 Brett Rypien QB7 6'2 210 Nick Mullens 50.2 5.78
306 Alijah Holder CB35 6'1 191 Neiko Thorpe 47.6 5.99
313 George Aston HB6 6'0 252 Joey Iosefa 60.0 8.2
366 Brian Wallace OT32 6'5 326 Jake Rodgers n/a 8.16
376 Joe Dineen Jr. LB38 6'2 230 Tyler Matakevich 32.5 7.43
384 Kelvin McKnight WR44 5'8 185 Daniel Braverman 17.2 2.68
450 John Leglue OG41 6'6 311 Sam Tevi 27.4 6.12
453 Malik Reed LB46 6'1 237 Lerentee McCray 28.5 5.23

Wouldn't surprise me at all if Rypien had a longer career than second-round pick Drew Lock. I wish a book would offer me juicy odds on Rypien starting more career games. Shoutout to my Jayhawk brother Joe Dineen, who was an absolute tackle machine behind Daniel Wise on the otherwise dreary KU defense with 220 over the past two years.  

 

16. New England Patriots

Rk Player Pos Ht Wt Comp SPQ RAS
202 Malik Gant S15 6'0 209 DeAndre H-C 5.6 3.03
215 Jakobi Meyers WR27 6'2 203 Chris Conley 52.0 6.37
277 Calvin Anderson OT25 6'4 292 Desmond Harrison 83.5 8.7
287 Andrew Beck HB4 6'3 255 Rhett Ellison 71.0 8.82
344 Tyree St. Louis OT30 6'5 314 Andrew Datko 13.1 2.9
387 Nick Brossette RB32 5'11 209 HM's Knowshon 8.6 3
441 Terez Hall LB44 6'1 230 Bryce Hager 26.5 5.92
472 Ryan Davis WR55 5'10 189 Curtis Samuel 20.8 3.22

The Pats smoked the draft and didn't have to do much in the UDFA portion of last weekend's show. Gant and Meyers could stick, and Beck has sleeper appeal on this team because of his diversified H-back skillset.

 

17. Detroit Lions

Rk Player Pos Ht Wt Comp SPQ RAS
150 Beau Benzschawel OG11 6'6 309 Ross Havenstein 14.3 6.58
220 Malik Carney EDGE22 6'2 251 Shaquille Barrett 12.9 5.03
288 Donald Parham TE15 6'8 240 Ricky Seals-Jones 49.7 6.85
300 Ryan Pope OT27 6'7 320 Orlando Franklin 48.0 8.2
309 Tre Lamar LB28 6'3 253 Josh Perry 7.4 3.81
437 Brandon Fanaika OG40 6'2 318 Avery Genessy 17.3 4.37

Per reports, Benzschawel had contract offers from half the league or more -- the Vikings were among teams burning up his phone line when the draft concluded on Saturday night. I was lower on Benzschawel than some, but I still found it odd he didn't get drafted. 

 

18. New York Jets

Rk Player Pos Ht Wt Comp SPQ RAS
165 Greg Dortch WR21 5'7 173 James Rogers 5.5 3.12
195 Tyler Jones OG13 6'3 306 Donald Thomas n/a 7.21
281 Jalin Moore RB26 5'10 212 Damien Williams n/a 4.56
341 Kyle Phillips EDGE32 6'4 273 Pat O'Connor 31.8 8.3
361 Wyatt Miller OG34 6'5 302 Cole Madison 7.9 4.64
365 Jeff Allison LB36 5'11 228 Manti T'eo 7.6 1.57

Dortch was one of my favorite players in college football. I'm telling you: The kid is going to hang. I don't care about the measurables. He can play.

 

19. Cincinnati Bengals

Rk Player Pos Ht Wt Comp SPQ RAS
95 Stanley Morgan Jr. WR14 6'0 202 Marqise Lee 81.5 8.62
283 Keaton Sutherland OG25 6'5 316 Steinbach-lite 94.3 9.69
396 O'Shea Dugas OG37 6'4 330 Jamil Demby 13.2 3.16
423 Jordan Ellis RB35 5'9 229 Elijah Hood 2.0 2.54
474 Jacob Dolegala QB24 6'7 242 Brad Sorenson 44.2 6.72

A week removed from the draft, and I still can't figure out how Stanley Morgan went undrafted. If you want my leading candidate for this year's UDFA skill guy that ends up starting more than 30 games in the NFL, he's the guy. Should be a really good NFL backup, if nothing else. 

 

20. Los Angeles Rams

Rk Player Pos Ht Wt Comp SPQ RAS
285 Brandon Hitner OC11 6'6 305 Jon Toth 64.9 n/a
321 Keenen Brown HB5 6'2 250 Clive Walford 26.2 3.96
342 Boogie Roberts DL30 6'0 298 Ken Bishop 8.4 1.64
358 Vitas Hrynkiewicz OC15 6'3 303 Brandon Vitabile 33.6 4.69
364 Marquise Copeland DL33 6'2 281 Joey Ivie 18.1 5.98
383 Kendall Blanton TE19 6'6 262 Rico Gathers 12.3 5.28
394 Landis Durham EDGE36 6'2 249 Kasim Edebali 16.7 4.57
490 Matt Colburn II RB44 5'8 204 Khalfani Muhammad 22.2 6.68

I thought Hitner's showing in athletic tests might get him drafted. He offers future swing versatility if he makes the practice squad and develops any. Keenen Brown is a guy Sean McVay can potentially find use for, and Boogie Roberts was a bit underrated because of the way San Jose State (mis)used him as a 0-tech nose tackle. I see a Quad-A three-tech tweener.

 

21. Indianapolis Colts

Rk Player Pos Ht Wt Comp SPQ RAS
241 Jamal Peters CB30 6'2 218 Keith McGill 5.5 1.73
246 Penny Hart WR29 5'8 180 Richie James 0.2 1.23
324 Ashton Dulin WR38 6'1 215 Miles Austin 79.9 n/a
330 Jordan Thompson DL29 6'3 292 Jordan Carrell n/a n/a
381 Damian Prince OG35 6'5 306 Jon Toth 2.9 1.46

Penny Hart!!! No college football fan will be surprised if he catches 60 balls from Andrew Luck in 2020. I'm just telling you.

 

22. Green Bay Packers

Rk Player Pos Ht Wt Comp SPQ RAS
114 Yosuah Nijman OT14 6'7 324 Timon Parris 95.9 9.8
369 Greg Roberts EDGE35 6'5 264 Obum Gwacham 55.4 8.84
421 Manny Wilkins QB21 6'2 193 Taylor Heinicke 43.5 6.3
454 Nate Brooks CB45 6'0 187 Howard Wilson 87.2 7.53
491 Taylor Cornelius QB25 6'6 224 Mitch Leidner 88.8 9.73

Outside of Stanley Morgan, Nijman was my other "why in the (expletive) didn't this prospect get drafted?!" guy. On measurables alone, he's worth a fifth- or sixth-round flier. 6'7/324 tackles that move like that don't grow on trees, ya know.

 

23. Atlanta Falcons

Rk Player Pos Ht Wt Comp SPQ RAS
191 Olamide Zaccheaus WR24 5'8 188 Shelton Gibson 46.8 6.2
289 Devon Johnson OT26 6'7 338 King Dunlap 10.6 2.12
466 Lanard Bonner OG42 6'5 315 Sam Jones 5.6 1.35
481 Tony Brooks-James RB43 5'9 190 Shaun Wilson 58.4 7.25
487 Jaelin Robinson OT44 6'6 305 Ike Boettger 30.8 5.49

I'm almost as bullish on Zaccheaus as I am Dortch. You have to look past the measurables on guys like that. Zaccheaus can contribute in so many different ways.

 

24. Cleveland Browns

Rk Player Pos Ht Wt Comp SPQ RAS
240 Wyatt Ray EDGE26 6'3 257 Jeremy Mincey 42.1 7.56
332 Trevon Tate OC13 6'2 293 Austin Blythe 29.9 6.3
371 Jamie Gillan P3 6'2 203 Shane Tripucka n/a n/a
377 Brian Fineanganofo OT34 6'6 304 Jylan Ware 78.6 9.67
392 David Blough QB19 6'0 200 Logan Woodside 19.6 2.78
469 Darrin Hall RB41 6'0 217 Devontae Booker 60.9 9.52

I thought Ray might hear his name called. Overshadowed by Harold Landry and Zach Allen in college, he's worth a look in camp.

 

25. Arizona Cardinals

Rk Player Pos Ht Wt Comp SPQ RAS
262 William Sweet OT23 6'6 313 Conor McDermott 45.1 6.08
292 Brian Peavy CB34 5'8 192 Shaq Wiggins 5.3 2.02
316 Ryan Pulley CB36 5'11 209 Treston Decoud 2.6 1.52
374 Drew Anderson QB17 6'4 217 HM's Josh Allen 70.5 8.14
401 Tariq Cole OT37 6'6 315 Tyrell Crosby 24.7 5.1

Nice choice by Sweet here, as Arizona only tossed a couple late Day 3 darts at their problematic offensive line last weekend.

 

26. Buffalo Bills

Rk Player Pos Ht Wt Comp SPQ RAS
182 Tyree Jackson QB9 6'7 249 Logan Thomas 94.6 9.95
263 David Sills V WR31 6'3 211 Chad Hansen 57.3 7.29
339 Tyrel Dodson LB32 6'0 237 Corey Nelson 29.8 6.56

Top-heavy class headlined by Josh Allen's dueling Spiderman GIF Tyree Jackson and the uber-productive David Sills, a former quarterback turned star West Virginia receiver.

 

27. Washington Redskins

Rk Player Pos Ht Wt Comp SPQ RAS
307 Chidi Okeke OT28 6'5 317 Julien Davenport 36.9 7.34
337 Jojo McIntosh S27 6'1 204 Siran Neal 5.6 4.17
351 Juwann Bushell-Beatty OG32 6'5 315 Bobby Hart n/a 1.78
407 Ryan Bee DL39 6'6 282 Isaac Rochell 13.0 6.39
451 Kano Dillon TE22 6'5 256 Jeremy Sprinkle 58.2 8.43
457 BJ Blunt LB47 6'0 220 Duke Riley 0.5 0.58

Chidi Chidi Bushell-Beatty.

 

28. Pittsburgh Steelers

Rk Player Pos Ht Wt Comp SPQ RAS
243 Fred Johnson OG19 6'7 326 John Wetzel 11.2 3.49
406 Chris Nelson DL38 6'1 298 Malcom Brown 10.3 1.51
427 Garrett Brumfield OC17 6'3 289 Ted Larsen 66.5 8.04
446 Travon McMillian RB38 5'11 210 Jonathan Franklin 18.2 5.8

There are guys out there who think Johnson can stick as a backup swing lineman.

 

29. Los Angeles Chargers

Rk Player Pos Ht Wt Comp SPQ RAS
326 Koda Martin OT29 6'7 300 Laurence Gibson 25.7 7.86
415 Matt Sokol TE20 6'5 253 Mason Schreck 10.2 4.86
435 Daniel Helm TE21 6'4 249 Jake McGee 67.3 5.75
497 Jeremy Cox RB46 6'0 223 Mike Anderson 88.2 9.85

The Chargers killed the draft but mostly slept through its aftermath.

 

30. Minnesota Vikings

Rk Player Pos Ht Wt Comp SPQ RAS
276 John Keenoy OC10 6'3 299 Andy Gallik 5.1 2.81
386 Jake Browning QB18 6'2 211 Kellen Moore 35.1 5.74
431 Khari Blasingame RB36 6'0 232 John Kelly 96.6 9.73

The Vikings hilariously gave Jake Browning the highest UDFA signing bonus in NFL history after taking a long-snapper late in Round 7 (Twin Cities reporter Darren Wolfson postulated after the draft that that suspicious one-two step was likely a favor to Browning's agent -- Browning signed for more as a UDFA than he would have gotten had he been picked in the back-half of the seventh round).

I think Keenoy (a MAC standout and prolific #grinder who is moving to the same town as his former coach, now-Minnesota HC PJ Fleck) and Blasingame (who flashed in analytics models to do his receiving rate stats and size/athleticism combination) are probably better players. (Even though Browning is the heavy favorite of the three to stick around the longest because of his contract).

Myself and popular Minneapolis podcaster Andy Carlson have started a "turn Blasingame into Larry Centers" movement around town. Blasingame is only two inches shorter and 10 pounds lighter than second-round "TE" Irv Smith. And Vikings fans, here's a sobering thought: Blasingame tested better than Smith in literally every single metric, the forty (4.55 to 4.63), the 20-yard split (2.61 to 2.74), the 10-yard split (1.52 to 1.68), the short shuttle (4.18 to 4.33), the 3-cone (6.94 to 7.32), the bench (20 to 19), the vertical jump (38.5 to 32.5) and the broad jump (10.92 to 9.17). Fun!

 

31. San Francisco 49ers

Rk Player Pos Ht Wt Comp SPQ RAS
400 Kevin Givens DL37 6'1 285 Sheldon Day 32.3 7.52
459 Azeez Al-Shaair LB48 6'0 234 Elijah Lee n/a n/a
478 Jamell Garcia-Williams EDGE43 6'7 255 Darius English n/a n/a
482 Ross Reynolds OG43 6'4 295 Patrick Morris 93.0 9.47

Al-Shaair considered declaring in the previous class after collecting 258 tackles between 2016-2017. Most unfortunately, he suffered a devastating ACL/MCL knee injury in 2018.

 

32. Carolina Panthers

Rk Player Pos Ht Wt Comp SPQ RAS
256 Elijah Holyfield RB20 5'10 217 Matt Asiata 2.8 2.56

The Panthers mostly sat on their hands during the UDFA process because of all the AAF guys they signed. Holyfield could turn into a short-yardage banger. It would be fun to see him hang up the cleats and try to cut to 185 to become a UFC middleweight. We need a Holyfield back in the fight game more than Carolina needs a practice squad scrapper.

 


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