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1 (30th) – Trade Down for 2nd and 3rd

2nd (traded pick) – CB David Amerson (NC State)

Could prove a fit in a press-based scheme which I think would fit perfectly with Nolan's transition into 3-4. Highly aggressive defender who intercepted many of his passes reading the eyes of quarterbacks and jumping short routes. Amerson has rare height and length for the position. He has the size and ballskills for the next level, but scouts are also impressed with his competitive drive to get better. Amerson is always hungry, as he is one of the top practice players each week.

2nd – DT Jonathan Jenkins (UGA)

He is a natural fit as a zero-technique nose tackle in a 3-4 defense. This is the beast we've been needing in the trenches. Good bull rusher. Can simply drive opponents backward. Locates the ball well and shows good effort to the flanks. Slips off of blocks to grab on and drag down ballcarriers attempting to slip past him. Keeps his hands active, showing good effort, strength and technique to battle his ways towards the quarterback.

3rd (traded pick) – LB Jamie Collins (Southern Miss.)

He is fast, strong and fluid. Collins is an interesting prospect who could either be a 3-4 outside linebacker or as a 4-3 linebacker. Accelerates well in a straight line, and exhibits good flexibility, both coming off the edge as a rusher, as well as when changing direction in space. Displays a knack for getting to the quarterback off the edge, with impressive natural power on contact, and ability to disengage when he uses his hands effectively. Flashes a strong, sudden closing burst in space. Appears natural and comfortable in his lower half when asked to drop into zone coverage.

3rd – DE Malliciah Goodman (Clemson)

Good first step and attacks with a fiery attitude, sometimes appearing to be the meanest guy in the stadium. Assignment sound and holds contain, setting the edge and using his eyes to quickly react.

4th – TE Dion Sims (Michigan State)

Excellent size, speed, agility combo for the position. Tough to bring down after the catch and can rack up yards. Also very aggressive in his run blocking. Smitty's kind of guy.

4th (comp.) – OG Hugh Thornton (Illinois)

Solid blocker who could compete with Garrett Reynolds and Mike Johnson at RG but most of all provides solid depth behind the left and right guard position.

5th – DE/OLB – Stansley Maponga (TCU)

Could be a diamond in the rough 3-4 edge pass rusher. Natural edge rusher who displayed natural pass rush skills. He is quick off the snap, shows good flexibility to react to cut blocks and is more stout at the point of attack than his size might indicate due to his natural leverage advantage and good upper strength.

6th – OT Ricky Wagner (Wisconsin)

Naturally large man with the long-limbs (33 1/2" arms) scouts are looking for at tackle. Flashes good initial quickness and gains good depth on his kick-slide when in pass protection. Best attribute might be his quickness and technique as a run blocker. Quick enough to turn and seal off defenders, creating large rushing lanes and can be a imposing force when releasing to the second level.

7th – FS Daimion Stafford (Nebraska)

Provides depth behind Decoud and could prove to be an asset on special teams. Stafford is a smooth athlete with the flexibility and foot speed to accelerate in a flash and blow up plays with his aggressive attitude.

7th (comp.) – RB Onterio McKalebb (Auburn)

Was a rotational explosive back at Auburn but could be the return specialist we have been looking for.

7th (comp.) – ILB Albert Rosette (Nevada)

Gives us depth behind Dent and should be a force on special teams. Good short area burst and very good hustle in lateral pursuit. Takes on blocks aggressively and has an arm-over swim move to slip past. Experienced, high effort special teams performer.

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