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4. Patrick Surtain CB Alabama

Positives

Large, physical cornerback with a huge upside. Battles opponents at the line of scrimmage, mixes it up throughout the route, and physically beats down receivers to defend the pass. Stays with assignments, remains disciplined, and has a nice move to the throw. Flips his hips transitioning with opponents off the line, effectively covers receivers on crossing patterns and works to get his head back around and locate the pass in the air. Gets vertical and battles to defend passes. Rarely challenged by opposing quarterbacks. Fires up the field, possesses a burst of closing speed, and gives effort defending the run. Plays to his size and wraps up tackling.

Negatives

Late reacting to opponents off the snap. Possesses average instincts and gets beaten by ball fakes. Tends to do a bit of face guarding. Better facing the action.

Analysis

Surtain was a terrific cornerback for Alabama the past three seasons and comes with the size, play speed, and ball skills to start in the NFL. Though lacking polished ball skills, his physical skills and bloodlines lend me to believe Surtain will develop into an outstanding NFL cornerback in the near future.

 

35. Creed Humphrey OC Oklahoma

Positives

Dynamic zone-blocking center who started the three years he played at Oklahoma. Fundamentally-sound lineman, sets with a wide base, and bends his knees. Explosive at the point, fires into blocks and stays square. Keeps his feet moving, can slide in space and displays good blocking range. Possesses outstanding vision, keeps his head on a swivel, and displays a good feel for what's happening on the field. Terrific with the shotgun snap.

Negatives

Not a big, mauling center who gets a lot of movement run blocking. Must improve his strength at the point.

Analysis

Humphrey was productive as well as durable for Oklahoma, and showed consistent progress in his game. He's a mobile center with growth potential who comes with an upside. Humphrey should be the first player at his position selected in April and have a long starting career in the NFL.

 

68. Tommy Tremble TE Notre Dame

Positives

Athletic tight end who flashed dominance as both a blocker and a pass catcher. Sets with a wide base, bends his knees, and possesses terrific blocking vision. Explosive at the point and knocks defenders back from the action, working through the whistle. Runs well laterally, follows the quarterback across the field, and adjusts and swipes the ball out of the air on crossing patterns.

Extends to make the reception away from his frame and displays strong hands with the ability to pull the fastball out of the air. Works to make himself an available target and uses his frame to shield away defenders.

Negatives

Used more as a rotational tight end for Notre Dame rather than a consistent starter. Must improve his route running.

Analysis

Tremble displayed flashes of being a complete tight end last season, dominating as a blocker and coming up with big plays as a pass catcher. He's a tough, athletic, and grind-it-out tight end, with a large upside, but he may need time before he's truly ready to be a starter at the next level.

 

108. Talanoa Hufanga S USC

Positives

Underrated safety with a complete game. Quickly picks up coverage assignments, displays range and works well with corners covering receivers out on the flanks. Tracks the pass in the air, finds the ball and makes his move to the throw, displaying a burst. Takes good angles to the play, does not have lapses on the field, and shows explosiveness at the point. Gives effort defending the run and drives through tackles. Solid open-field tackler who brings opponents down at the point.

Negatives

Overpursues the action on occasion and takes himself from the play. Lacks top-end play speed.

Analysis

Hufanga was a terrific safety at USC and displayed a lot of development in his game last season. Though likely to be characterized as a run-first defender at the safety position, he's much more complete and displays terrific ability in coverage. He possesses classic size for a strong safety, but has enough range and ball skills to play free safety.

 

148. Osa Odighizuwa DT UCLA

Positives

Three-year starter who also saw significant action as a reserve during his freshman season. Explosive, hard-charging defensive lineman who makes plays in every area of the field. Fires off the snap with an incredible first step, is rarely off his feet, and plays with tremendous pad level. Intense, effectively uses his hands and knocks back blockers with great punch. Explodes through the gaps upfield, quickly changes direction or alters his angle of attack, and possesses a closing burst. Stays with assignments and does more than pin back his ears and rush up the field. Plays with a nasty attitude and always looks to make plays.

Negatives

Lacks bulk and gets controlled at the point of attack by a single blocker. May not have much growth potential.

Analysis

Odighizuwa was an explosive defensive lineman for the Bruins, but may not have a true position at the next level. He could project as a three-technique tackle or defensive end in a four-man front, although he'll have to improve his strength at the point to develop into a starter on Sundays.

182 Janarius Robinson DE/EDGE Florida State

Positives

Tall, athletic defensive end who flashes ability. Quick off the snap, resilient and breaks down well. Easily moves about the field, displays good change-of-direction skills, and works his hands. Shows the ability to rush the edge standing over tackle and is fast getting up the field.

Negatives

Possesses a tall, thin build and gets easily controlled at the point. Marginally productive at the college level and really wasn't much of a factor. Possesses more of a short burst of speed than the ability to sustain and pursue the action.

Analysis

Robinson flashed ability at the college level yet never put together a complete game or elevated his play. He's a tall, lanky defensive end with growth potential and athleticism, but he must physically mature and, more than anything else, start making plays on the field.

 

183. Simi Fehoko WR Stanford

Positives

First-year starter coming off a career season. Large, game-controlling wideout who was the go-to receiver who could not be stopped at Stanford. Physical, outmuscles cornerbacks, and wins out for contested throws. Displays terrific eye/hand coordination as well as focus. Tracks the pass in the air, extends to make the reception away from his frame, and possesses soft as well as strong hands. Comes back to the ball and follows the quarterback across the field to make himself an available target. Athletic, gets vertical and plucks the ball out of the air. Stout and rarely knocked out of his pass route by the inadvertent hit. Works his hands to separate from defenders and makes the reception in stride.

Negatives

Plays to one speed and lacks a burst. Occasionally lets passes slip through his hands. Rounds off routes and displays limited quickness in and out of breaks.

Analysis

After a productive freshman season, Fehoko improved during his shortened sophomore campaign. He's a big possession receiver and an awesome red zone threat with potential as a fourth or even third receiver at the next level.

 

187. robert Jones OG Middle TN State

Positives

Large, wide-bodied college tackle who projects to guard in the NFL. Possesses a thick lower body, fires off the snap, and keeps his feet moving. Quickly gets into blocks, stays square, and shows strength at the point. Keeps his head on a swivel, displays good awareness, and makes outstanding use of angles as well as body positioning. Remains disciplined with assignments, plays with patience, and controls defenders once engaged at the point. Plays with a nasty attitude and always looks for someone to hit. Fluid moving about the field and has better-than-average skill pulling across the line of scrimmage.

Negatives

Lacks agility, bends at the waist, and struggles finishing blocks. Shows a lot of stiffness in his game. Lacks footwork off the edge. Really doesn't sink his butt at the line of scrimmage.

Analysis

Jones did a terrific job the past two seasons after transferring from Highland Community College and went from non-entity in the scouting community to draftable prospect. He possesses a next-level build and comes with an upside, but he must brush off the details of his game and learn to finish blocks. Jones is late-round worthy, and if he doesn't make an active roster, he will find himself on a practice squad this fall.

 

219. Malcom Koonce DE/EDGE Buffalo

Positives

Two-year starter who was an effective pass rusher for Buffalo. Forceful up the field, gets a lot of momentum going and rushes the edge with speed. Can bend off the edge, plays with balance as well as body control and has a nasty attitude. Fluid, quickly locates the ball and works to finish off opponents. Smooth pursuing the play laterally, uses his hands to protect himself and is rarely off his feet. Takes on double-team blocks and shows the ability to hold his ground and occupy gaps. Slides off opponents, shows a variety of moves and plays through the whistle. Relatively effective dropping off the line and playing in space.

Negatives

Possesses more of a short burst of speed. Ineffective pursuing the action from the back side. Out-positioned from plays by larger offensive linemen. Does not possess an elite closing burst.

Analysis

Koonce is a bit of a hidden gem as an edge rusher, as he plays bigger than his listed size and faster than his timed speed. He can be used standing over tackle or occasionally out of a three-point stance, and Koonce will make an NFL roster if used properly.

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20 minutes ago, WhenFalconsWin said:

For the most part I like it, love where you have us selecting Tremble.  Surtain has been projected 10-15 by some, I think we can do our trade down and still get him. Also, I'd like to see our RB of the future taken between rounds 2-4 depending on how strong the team feels about the position.  If they don't go RB there, then the team must be putting more stock on Ollie. 

Hufanga, Polamalu?  Wouldn't that be nice. 

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Yeah I believe we have to take Surtain before the Cowboys pick if we hope to get him but like I said, no trades in this mock, but after watching game film of him, Horn and Farley, I believe Surtain is not only light years beyond those 2 but may be the most consistent CB I've ever seen coming out of college. I really believe in the game film and he's the real deal.

Love to see us trade back up and take Harris with picks we acquire in a 1st round trade as well, Williams is the other guy I'd be interested in. Hill out of MSU is really the only other I'd want in this system.

Hufanga intrigues me because he hits like Neal but flies around like Polamalu.

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On 4/17/2021 at 8:14 AM, Doug Carlton said:

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4. Patrick Surtain CB Alabama

Positives

Large, physical cornerback with a huge upside. Battles opponents at the line of scrimmage, mixes it up throughout the route, and physically beats down receivers to defend the pass. Stays with assignments, remains disciplined, and has a nice move to the throw. Flips his hips transitioning with opponents off the line, effectively covers receivers on crossing patterns and works to get his head back around and locate the pass in the air. Gets vertical and battles to defend passes. Rarely challenged by opposing quarterbacks. Fires up the field, possesses a burst of closing speed, and gives effort defending the run. Plays to his size and wraps up tackling.

Negatives

Late reacting to opponents off the snap. Possesses average instincts and gets beaten by ball fakes. Tends to do a bit of face guarding. Better facing the action.

Analysis

Surtain was a terrific cornerback for Alabama the past three seasons and comes with the size, play speed, and ball skills to start in the NFL. Though lacking polished ball skills, his physical skills and bloodlines lend me to believe Surtain will develop into an outstanding NFL cornerback in the near future.

 

35. Creed Humphrey OC Oklahoma

Positives

Dynamic zone-blocking center who started the three years he played at Oklahoma. Fundamentally-sound lineman, sets with a wide base, and bends his knees. Explosive at the point, fires into blocks and stays square. Keeps his feet moving, can slide in space and displays good blocking range. Possesses outstanding vision, keeps his head on a swivel, and displays a good feel for what's happening on the field. Terrific with the shotgun snap.

Negatives

Not a big, mauling center who gets a lot of movement run blocking. Must improve his strength at the point.

Analysis

Humphrey was productive as well as durable for Oklahoma, and showed consistent progress in his game. He's a mobile center with growth potential who comes with an upside. Humphrey should be the first player at his position selected in April and have a long starting career in the NFL.

 

68. Tommy Tremble TE Notre Dame

Positives

Athletic tight end who flashed dominance as both a blocker and a pass catcher. Sets with a wide base, bends his knees, and possesses terrific blocking vision. Explosive at the point and knocks defenders back from the action, working through the whistle. Runs well laterally, follows the quarterback across the field, and adjusts and swipes the ball out of the air on crossing patterns.

Extends to make the reception away from his frame and displays strong hands with the ability to pull the fastball out of the air. Works to make himself an available target and uses his frame to shield away defenders.

Negatives

Used more as a rotational tight end for Notre Dame rather than a consistent starter. Must improve his route running.

Analysis

Tremble displayed flashes of being a complete tight end last season, dominating as a blocker and coming up with big plays as a pass catcher. He's a tough, athletic, and grind-it-out tight end, with a large upside, but he may need time before he's truly ready to be a starter at the next level.

 

108. Talanoa Hufanga S USC

Positives

Underrated safety with a complete game. Quickly picks up coverage assignments, displays range and works well with corners covering receivers out on the flanks. Tracks the pass in the air, finds the ball and makes his move to the throw, displaying a burst. Takes good angles to the play, does not have lapses on the field, and shows explosiveness at the point. Gives effort defending the run and drives through tackles. Solid open-field tackler who brings opponents down at the point.

Negatives

Overpursues the action on occasion and takes himself from the play. Lacks top-end play speed.

Analysis

Hufanga was a terrific safety at USC and displayed a lot of development in his game last season. Though likely to be characterized as a run-first defender at the safety position, he's much more complete and displays terrific ability in coverage. He possesses classic size for a strong safety, but has enough range and ball skills to play free safety.

 

148. Osa Odighizuwa DT UCLA

Positives

Three-year starter who also saw significant action as a reserve during his freshman season. Explosive, hard-charging defensive lineman who makes plays in every area of the field. Fires off the snap with an incredible first step, is rarely off his feet, and plays with tremendous pad level. Intense, effectively uses his hands and knocks back blockers with great punch. Explodes through the gaps upfield, quickly changes direction or alters his angle of attack, and possesses a closing burst. Stays with assignments and does more than pin back his ears and rush up the field. Plays with a nasty attitude and always looks to make plays.

Negatives

Lacks bulk and gets controlled at the point of attack by a single blocker. May not have much growth potential.

Analysis

Odighizuwa was an explosive defensive lineman for the Bruins, but may not have a true position at the next level. He could project as a three-technique tackle or defensive end in a four-man front, although he'll have to improve his strength at the point to develop into a starter on Sundays.

182 Janarius Robinson DE/EDGE Florida State

Positives

Tall, athletic defensive end who flashes ability. Quick off the snap, resilient and breaks down well. Easily moves about the field, displays good change-of-direction skills, and works his hands. Shows the ability to rush the edge standing over tackle and is fast getting up the field.

Negatives

Possesses a tall, thin build and gets easily controlled at the point. Marginally productive at the college level and really wasn't much of a factor. Possesses more of a short burst of speed than the ability to sustain and pursue the action.

Analysis

Robinson flashed ability at the college level yet never put together a complete game or elevated his play. He's a tall, lanky defensive end with growth potential and athleticism, but he must physically mature and, more than anything else, start making plays on the field.

 

183. Simi Fehoko WR Stanford

Positives

First-year starter coming off a career season. Large, game-controlling wideout who was the go-to receiver who could not be stopped at Stanford. Physical, outmuscles cornerbacks, and wins out for contested throws. Displays terrific eye/hand coordination as well as focus. Tracks the pass in the air, extends to make the reception away from his frame, and possesses soft as well as strong hands. Comes back to the ball and follows the quarterback across the field to make himself an available target. Athletic, gets vertical and plucks the ball out of the air. Stout and rarely knocked out of his pass route by the inadvertent hit. Works his hands to separate from defenders and makes the reception in stride.

Negatives

Plays to one speed and lacks a burst. Occasionally lets passes slip through his hands. Rounds off routes and displays limited quickness in and out of breaks.

Analysis

After a productive freshman season, Fehoko improved during his shortened sophomore campaign. He's a big possession receiver and an awesome red zone threat with potential as a fourth or even third receiver at the next level.

 

187. robert Jones OG Middle TN State

Positives

Large, wide-bodied college tackle who projects to guard in the NFL. Possesses a thick lower body, fires off the snap, and keeps his feet moving. Quickly gets into blocks, stays square, and shows strength at the point. Keeps his head on a swivel, displays good awareness, and makes outstanding use of angles as well as body positioning. Remains disciplined with assignments, plays with patience, and controls defenders once engaged at the point. Plays with a nasty attitude and always looks for someone to hit. Fluid moving about the field and has better-than-average skill pulling across the line of scrimmage.

Negatives

Lacks agility, bends at the waist, and struggles finishing blocks. Shows a lot of stiffness in his game. Lacks footwork off the edge. Really doesn't sink his butt at the line of scrimmage.

Analysis

Jones did a terrific job the past two seasons after transferring from Highland Community College and went from non-entity in the scouting community to draftable prospect. He possesses a next-level build and comes with an upside, but he must brush off the details of his game and learn to finish blocks. Jones is late-round worthy, and if he doesn't make an active roster, he will find himself on a practice squad this fall.

 

219. Malcom Koonce DE/EDGE Buffalo

Positives

Two-year starter who was an effective pass rusher for Buffalo. Forceful up the field, gets a lot of momentum going and rushes the edge with speed. Can bend off the edge, plays with balance as well as body control and has a nasty attitude. Fluid, quickly locates the ball and works to finish off opponents. Smooth pursuing the play laterally, uses his hands to protect himself and is rarely off his feet. Takes on double-team blocks and shows the ability to hold his ground and occupy gaps. Slides off opponents, shows a variety of moves and plays through the whistle. Relatively effective dropping off the line and playing in space.

Negatives

Possesses more of a short burst of speed. Ineffective pursuing the action from the back side. Out-positioned from plays by larger offensive linemen. Does not possess an elite closing burst.

Analysis

Koonce is a bit of a hidden gem as an edge rusher, as he plays bigger than his listed size and faster than his timed speed. He can be used standing over tackle or occasionally out of a three-point stance, and Koonce will make an NFL roster if used properly.

I dig it.

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On 4/17/2021 at 6:53 AM, Doug Carlton said:

don't think Carter is big enough for the scheme but Williams and Hubbard may be.

This what I’m waiting to see. Reports are coming out that Vrabel is a control freak and ego maniac. I’m full aware now how you feel about folks with egos haha. On top of that, Smith inherited Henry but he **** sure knew how to use them. I don’t think Smith had a ton of input on personnel decisions or player acquisitions. However he looked a lot better as an OC than LaFleur did 
 

It looks like he’s truly good at using his people to their strengths. I was honestly surprised no Titans were picked up and brought here as free agents. 

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12 minutes ago, NWFALCON said:

This what I’m waiting to see. Reports are coming out that Vrabel is a control freak and ego maniac. I’m full aware now how you feel about folks with egos haha. On top of that, Smith inherited Henry but he **** sure knew how to use them. I don’t think Smith had a ton of input on personnel decisions or player acquisitions. However he looked a lot better as an OC than LaFleur did 
 

It looks like he’s truly good at using his people to their strengths. I was honestly surprised no Titans were picked up and brought here as free agents. 

Using peeps to their strengths is the mark of a fine coach.

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2 hours ago, NWFALCON said:

This what I’m waiting to see. Reports are coming out that Vrabel is a control freak and ego maniac. I’m full aware now how you feel about folks with egos haha. On top of that, Smith inherited Henry but he **** sure knew how to use them. I don’t think Smith had a ton of input on personnel decisions or player acquisitions. However he looked a lot better as an OC than LaFleur did 
 

It looks like he’s truly good at using his people to their strengths. I was honestly surprised no Titans were picked up and brought here as free agents. 

Could be that Ollison is the guy. Nobody knows why he was not used more...He and Davis could be thunder and lightning.

Look for a slew of UDFA's to come in and compete as well.

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33 minutes ago, Doug Carlton said:

Could be that Ollison is the guy. Nobody knows why he was not used more...He and Davis could be thunder and lightning.

Look for a slew of UDFA's to come in and compete as well.

Yeah man. I’m hoping Ollison can be that guy as well. Cheap and he looked good in college. Hopefully his ball security has improved. 

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