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  1. BobDigital

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    So I know I'm starting this pretty late but I'll try to do at least 1 player every day if not 2 or 3 and hopefully come draft day I will have over or close to 100 write ups and grades. I won't be going in any particular order; just looking at what are generally the agreed upon top prospects with a few others that have caught my eye. This post with contain my grading system and the big board post below will be constantly updated. Below that will be the player write ups, each with a single post per player.

    All players are graded between 10-0 with decimal points used. Likely you'll never see anything in the 9 or above range.

    10 The perfect prospect in every way.
    9 Future potential GOAT at position (9.9 to 9)
    8 HOF level potential (8.9 to 8 and so on)
    7 Pro bowl level potential.
    6 Very good to good starter
    5 Good to Serviceable starter/very good to good role player or backup
    4 Serviceable to poor starter/good to Serviceable role payer or backup
    3 JAG/Serviceable to JAG role player or backup
    2 likely bust.
    1 Very likely bust.

    First round grades are 6.5 or higher. Second round are 5.5 or higher. Third round grades are 5 or higher. Forth round grades are 4.5 or higher, and everything below is simply long shots
     
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    Bob's Big Board.

    1st round prospects.

    Quinnen Williams - DT Alabama. Grade 8.3
    Ed Oliver – DT Houston. Grade 8.2
    Gary Rashan – DE/DL Michigan. Grade 8.1
    Jeffery Simmons - DT Miss State. Grade 7.9
    Nick Bosa - DE Ohio State. Grade 7.7
    Josh Allen - DE/Edge Kentucky. Grade 7.3
    Dwayne Haskins - QB Ohio State . Grade 7.2
    AJ Brown - WR Ole Miss. Grade 7.1
    Andraez 'Greedy' Williams - CB LSU. Grade 7.0
    Kahale Warring TE – San Diego State. Grade 7.0
    Devin Bush - LB Michigan. Grade 6.9
    Marquise Brown - WR Oklahoma. Grade 6.8
    Christian Wilkins – DT Clemson. Grade 6.7
    T.J. Hockenson – TE Iowa. Grade 6. 7
    Devin White – LB LSU. Grade 6.7
    Clelin Ferrell – DE Clemson. Grade 6.6
    Juan Thornhill – FS Virginia. Grade 6.6
    Byron Murphy – CB Washington. Grade 6.6
    Dre'Mont Jones – DT – Ohio State. Grade 6.5

    2nd round prospects

    DeAndre Baker – CB Georgia. Grade 6.4
    Brian Burns - 3-4 OLB FSU. Grade 6.4
    Jerry Tillery DT – Notre Dame. Grade 6.4
    Dexter Lawrence – NT/DT Clemson. Grade 6.3
    Hakeem Butler - WR Iowa State. Grade 6.2
    Andy Isabella – WR Mass. Grade 6.1
    Montez Sweat – DE Miss State. Grade 6.1
    Darnell Savage – FS Maryland. Grade 6.0
    Jace Sternberger - TE Texas A&M. Grade 5.9
    Taylor Rapp – SS Washington. Grade 5.9
    Chauncey Gardner-Johnson – SS Florida. Grade 5.8
    Jamel Dean – CB Auburn. Grade 5.8
    Will Grier – QB WV. Grade 5.8
    Julian Love – CB Notre Dame. Grade 5.8
    Emanuel Hall – WR Missouri. Grade 5.8
    Jaylon Ferguson – DE Louisiana Tech. Grade 5.8
    D.K. Metcalf – WR Mississippi. Grade 5.7
    Johnathan Abram – FS Miss State. Grade 5.7
    Justin Layne – CB Michigan St. Grade 5.6
    Zach Allen – DE – Boston College. Grade 5.5

    3rd Round prospects

    JJ Arcega-Whiteside – WR Stanford. Grade 5.4
    K'Neal Harry – WR AZ State. Grade 5.4
    Anthony Nelson – DE Iowa. Grade 5.3
    Parris Campbell – WR Ohio State. Grade 5.3
    Oshane Ximines – Edge/DE Old Dominion. Grade 5.3
    Case Winovich – DE Michigan. Grade 5.2
    Amani Oruwariye – CB – Penn State. Grade 5.2
    Nasir Adderley – FS – Delaware. Grade 5.2
    Rock Ya-sin – CB Temple. Grade 5.2
    L.J. Collier – DE Texas Christian. 5.2
    Noah Fant – TE Iowa. Grade 5.1
    Deebo Samuel – WR South Carolina. Grade 5.1
    Amani Hooker - SS Iowa. Grade 5.1
    Dawson Knox – TE Ole Miss. Grade 5.1
    Irv Smith Jr. TE – Alabama. Grade 5.1
    Drew Lock - QB Missouri. Grade 5.1
    Charles Omenihu – DE Texas. Grade 5.1
    Miles Boykin – WR Notre Dame. Grade 5.1
    Stanley Morgan Jr. – WR Nebraska. Grade 5.0
    Foster Moreau – TE LSU. Grade 5.0

    4th Round prospects

    Riley Ridley – WR Georgia. Grade 4.9
    Tyree Jackson - QB Buffalo. Grade 4.9
    Josh Oliver – TE S.J. State. Grade 4.8
    Trayvon Mullen – CB Clemson. Grade 4.7
    Jalen Jelks – DE Oregon. Grade 4.7
    Kaden Smith – TE Stanford. Grade 4.7
    Deionte Thompson – FS Alabama. Grade 4.6
    Gerald Willis – DT Miami. Grade 4.6
    Mack Wilson – LB Alabama. Grade 4.6
    Kyler Murray – QB Oklahoma. Grade 4.5
    Ben Banogu – OLB/Edge Texas Christian. Grade 4.5
    Trevon Wesco – TE West Virginia. Grade 4.5
    Drew Sample – TE Washington. Grade 4.5

    Long shot prospects

    Isaiah Johnson – CB Houston. Grade 4.4
    Lonnie Johnson Jr – CB Kentucky. Grade 4.3
    Kelvin Harmon – WR NC State. Grade 4.2
    Caleb Wilson – TE UCLA. Grade 4.2
    Daniel Jones – QB Duke. Grade 4.1
    Will Harris – FS Boston College. Grade 4.0
    Clayton Thorson – QB Northwestern. Grade 3.5
    Ryan Finley – QB NC State. Grade 3.0
     
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    Marquise Brown WR – A lot of people compare him to TY Hilton. Personally I don't see it. His game does not appear developed enough to warrant such a comparison at this point. He seems to be a better athlete than football player right now; which isn't too unusual but a tiny bit of a red flag for me. Sadly nothing will be able to fix that until he gets into the NFL. On tape you don't see him make those little moves or do tiny pushes and pulls to create separation that often. He just tends to run by or away from people. Once he goes up a level in competition how will he deal with a CB staying on his hip and not letting him get over the top?

    What stuck out to me in his tape was how good he looks to be within 10 years of the LOS. He seems to have a knack for seam routes and going across the middle. While his quickness is only good and not great, I think he can make a living doing nothing but the short stuff for a while until he hopefully figures out a way to translate his long speed into the NFL. One thing you have to like in his favor is he has a relative who is a top tier WR in Brown. I think that counts for something. You can work as hard as you want but genes matter to a degree.

    A slight down side is he appears to have all the makings of a knucklehead. Not a dangerous wife beater, but a selfish me first diva like Beckham or his cousin Antonio Brown He does like to go by 'Hollywood Brown' after all if that doesn't give you a clue. Still, this player can really fit in with what the Pats like to do with the short game and his potential as a deep threat needs to at least be respected. All that being said I think it's likely we will see some limitations once he can't out talent people but parts of his game look likely to translate instantly with good upside for the rest. Grade 6.8
     
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    Kyler Murray – QB – Oklahoma

    The man most people believe will be the first QB off the board if not the first player taken. PFF's #1 prospect. First let's talk about the good. The man is a fantastic north south passer. He has great touch and accuracy on the deep ball. Clearly he has a great attitude and is a gritty and tough competitor. When I look at him I see a natural leader who doesn't feel any situation is too big for him.

    Okay. Now time for the bad news. The kid is a bust IMO. Did you know Kyler Murray ran for 1,000 yard last season? Most people would point out what a great athlete he is. To me that's the kiss of death. The only quarterbacks I can think of that ran that much in college and went on to have a successful career were Vick and Cam Newton. (Deshaun Watson is still in the NFL but after missing over half of his 1st season and a hot and cold 2nd season I feel my concerns about his longevity are justified too).

    Cam stays healthy cause he's a monster of a man at 6'5 and 245 lbs. Murray is 5'9 and I have read some reports put him at 200+ I would bet he isn't even 180. The guy isn't just short, but small. He makes a guy the size of Vick look a little imposing. Usually I don't put too much stock in a QBs height. Plenty of good QBs 6 feet and less have had good or even great careers. But they weren't this thin and they didn't depend on their legs to make plays the way Murray does. He just won't be able to stay healthy.

    I watched his tape vs Alabama and it was pretty eye opening. It was the best D they played last year (and frankly they weren't even a top 10 D). Yes they scored 34 points against a quality defensive opponent but a lot of issues started to show up in that game. While he's a great vertical passer, his ability to pass horizontally is questionable. He throws up a lot of balls that would be picked if his wide outs weren't so good. Not only does he have Brown, but Lamb is going to be a first round WR next year and compared to Beckham IMO. Again and again they won over the top and broke passes behind the LOS to the house. Once the over the top was taken away he looked ineffective for a long time. Eventually his guys won a few and he made a couple nice deep passes but his short game into tight windows over the middle leaves a lot to be desired. His height caused a few balls to get tipped and at times he seemed to lose track coverage or just plain couldn't see over the DL.

    His pocket presence isn't that good and he can easily be taken down when grabbed. He's a likable player with a lot of good traits, but his physical limitations are real and the jumps balls his talented wide outs came down with won't be repeated in the NFL. He seems unwilling to give up on the long ball at times which will be an issue.

    I understand the hype about the player. He isn't to be confused with Lamar Jackson but I don't think he will be another Vick. More likely an RG3 sadly. A talented dual threat who can't stay healthy. If by some miracle he can stay mostly healthy he should do very well though, but I wouldn't want to be the team to tie my fate to that. Grade 4.5.

    Edit: After getting more grades in I am slightly moving him up from 4.3 to 4.5. I now have a more accurate sense on where I should grade guys.
     
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    Can't wait to read more!

    But it's 2019 now. Life comes at you fast. ;)
     
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    Lol oppsie. Yeah that is obviously a little booboo
     
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    T.J. Hockenson – TE Iowa.

    As a blocker I found T.J. to be a mixed bag. He's mostly solid when his technique is good, which is most of the time, but I noticed a few issues. His blocking almost always lacks a nastiness to it. He usually blocks for 2-3 seconds and then stops. He doesn't relish in finishing the block or putting the defender on his ass. In all the tape I watched I only saw him do that one time. Another issue is when he tries to block at the second or third level he seems to ALWAYS get lost.

    One of the biggest benefits of having a TE on the field is if the other team goes small you can put a TE on a DB and run over them. I have major concerns about his ability to ever do it from how lost he looks. This will need to be coached up a lot. All that being said, on the whole his blocking is good for a TE in today's game. He'll mostly be asked to block in line and will do fine. Not great but good.

    As a pass catcher there's a lot to like. The closer I looked the more things I found. He doesn't drop anything. While mostly a north south player he has a bit of shake and bake. His ability to run side ways and turn up field is good for a TE. The only issue I found with him as a pass catcher is at times he looks too much like a WR. He stays on his feet when hit mostly due to his excellent balance rather than powering through. When catching a nice pass on the side line he allowed a 200 lb safety to push him out instead of stiff arming him into the dirt or running over him for 10 more yards.

    These problems make me take a step back from over hyping him as the total package. All that being said; hands, balance and body control along with his speed and quickness means he should easily find a place in the NFL as a very good pass catcher whose a better blocker than most pass catching TEs in the league. I don't think he's going to be a 1,000 yard TE much, if ever, but a good one none the less. Grade 6.7

    (Edit: After thinking about it I decided to bump him up from 6.6 to 6.7. He was only the 3rd player I graded and I think I was too ungenerous with his grade in retrospect).
     
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    Curious if you could post some clips of that happening, because I always saw him flattening people and looking for work. Maybe I didn't watch enough games?
     
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    I should amend my statement slightly. His 2nd level blocking is okay vs stationary LBs. It is when things are in motion and he needs to make a block in open space on the 2nd and 3rd level that he gets lost.



    0:54 over sells the fake and gets out of position.
    4:26 Wiffs
    6:36 Just kind of runs past everyone for no reason.
    7:13 Not related to what we are talking about. This is just my favorite play of his. Very low key stuff but being able to make this kind of a play as a TE is huge. It is undefended at any level vs even the tightest coverage.
    7:58 He tries to get there in time but once his guy is in motion in the open field he can't land a clean block.



    0:00 does a slight chip then runs around looking for something to do.
    1:08 I don't think he even touched anyone on this play until it was over.
    1:49 I think he tries to seal the edge here instead of squaring up like he should.
    3:21 Misses the angle badly and gets easily tossed to the ground.
    (And I'll stop there cause I don't want to go through too much of his tape again but I'm sure there are other examples)

    These are the kind of things I am talking about. In line he is mostly great but once the play is in motion he just can't seem to find the angles or doesn't know what to do. It concerns me a bit but I'd still take him at 32 no question.
     
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    Noah Fant – TE Iowa

    I already did T.J, so Fant was the logical next step as I already saw him on some of the tape. The first thing I noticed was his blocking, which frankly isn't that bad. A lot of people have labeled him a TE in name only but I see a willing and decent blocker. No one will ever accuse him of being a good blocker in the NFL but he is worthy of being called a TE and won't completely embarrass himself

    The buzz on Fant is his ability as a pass catcher. Many have called him a first rounder on this basis alone. He isn't bad. His hands are solid and he has a knack for finding a good spot vs zone D. All that said I was incredibly disappointed. He isn't that good. In his tape it was always something. A blown assignment, left wide open, a defender being too flat footed or out of position. On one of his more impressive highlights the defender just flat out tripped over his own feet and gave him a 3 yard cushion for free. A lot of the 'tight' catches were made to look better either by a badly thrown ball which made him slow down, or the defender catching up to make it look like he beat tight coverage (after a bad start to the play got him open in the first place).

    People will bring up that eye popping highlight TD he made vs man against that Indiana LB. It was a great catch, but perspective is needed. He failed to get any separation after 30 yards (where was that 4.5 speed?), it was a pin point throw, and it could have been defended if played better by the LB cause he was right there. Some no name small school sophomore LB kept with him. Think about that for a moment.

    Fant caught 519 yards in 2018. Not bad at all considering how inconsistent the QB was. But most of it came against very low level competition. 99 yards vs Northern Iowa, 102 vs Indiana and 85 vs Purdue. All of these teams finished 80th overall or lower. 286 of his yards came in these 3 games. His best game was clearly vs Penn State which was a quality opponent (he got 54 yards vs them) but much of that had to do with absolute dimes into tight coverage when he was clearly not open, as well as a ref screening a defender. Not to say he didn't make nice catches, but he was getting no separation.

    His other 8 games he caught 10, 31, 29, 27, 14, 0, 54 and 12 yards. Almost all of those teams ranked between 60-30 except for one which was a bad team he failed to take advantage of (BTW the 54 yards were against 99th ranked Illinois) . Overall I see a strong correlation between a jump in competition and lack of production. The combine numbers are really good, but it makes me wonder why he fails to get open vs good competition. That tested speed and quickness don't show up on film the way they should. Overall I trust the tape more than the numbers. The tape says he's a talented player clearly, but something about him is just missing and every team should worry what will happen when he faces another big jump up in competition. Grade 5.0

    (Edit: Changed his grade from 4.9 to 5.1 based on the upside and lack thereof of other TEs)
     
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    Tyree Jackson QB Buffalo

    The first thing you need to mention are the measurables. 6'7 245lbs and he runs a 4.65 He has a strong arm and is a dual threat. His had a very good combine from an athletic perspective. While he can run, he often opts to keep his eyes down field and pass first. That's a good sign for him. Guys who do that tend to have longer and better careers. When he does run he has the kind of body that can absorb the beating.

    You have to like the athleticism and the way he chooses to use it. Most of his runs were short ones to the sticks or in goal line situations. That doesn't mean he can't scramble for 50 yards in the open field. He has done it multiple times. When I think of a QB with the ability to run this is exactly the build and style I like to see.

    As far as being a passer, that's still is a work in progress. The first thing you notice is the delivery which needs some work. He has covered for much of this with a strong arm but at a cost. If he wants to take a step to the next level he will need to break down and rebuild this motion entirely. Easier said than done.

    Like many QBs that have this issue the deeper balls are better than the shorter ones. When he tries to put more touch on a shorter pass it goes off target often. People love to bring up 'catchable passes' with him, but catchable doesn't mean good. If you need to used the term that can be a bad sign.

    When he's at his best is on the run strangely enough. Time after time I've seen him drop complete dimes while escaping the pocket with his speed. He's made several highlight plays this way and will continue to do so. He too often zones in on his first read and decides where to go with the ball even before the play starts regardless of what the defense does. He needs to learn to go through his progressions more.

    Overall an intriguing, but not ready prospect. He has the right approach to the position and the talent and size that makes one excited about his potential. He has all the tools you could hope for and even if his delivery is never perfect as long as it's improved he has a shot at a successful NFL career, but it's a gamble and I don't see the elite upside as he simply has too many issues in the passing game to get there. Grade 4.9
     
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    Nick Bosa - DE Ohio State

    This is going to be a short write up as the Pats have no shot of getting him. It has been said before and I agree that Nick and Joey are almost the same player. What else needs to be said? He was productive in college generally and will be so in the NFL just like his brother. Then again this is the same brother who is a bit of feast or famine. I highly recommend watching Brett Kollmann's breakdown of it youtube as he says it better than I can.

    Bosa comes with positives and negatives. Depending on the OT he is matched up and their make up he will either completely abuse them or have a quiet day. A player with a high end but narrow skill set, just like Joey. The only issue I have with drafting a guy who will likely go on to reach multiple pro bowls is that when it comes to the highest end competition he is more likely to face a team with a tackle equipped to take him away. That means he will disappear in the most important games and that as a GM wold give me pause.

    Another issue is while he will be a good pass rusher and likely multiple pro bowler just like Joey ,he will never be the best or even 2nd best in the league. His ceiling as a player is limited. Sometimes that 's the price you pay for having an absurdly high floor. While some people will hype up this pick due to how safe he is; I think putting him above better players who should be nearly as likely to be slam dunks is a mistake. Joey is going to be a very very good player but not a transformative one, and those guys are always worth the slight risk over a sure thing that will help you win but not put you over the top. He needs to go in the top 10 for sure, but I wouldn't automatically take him in the top 5 over higher upside prospects. Grade 7.7
     
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    Talent-wise, Marquise Brown and AJ Brown are the most sure-fire WRs in the draft. I don't know much about his intangibles, but my one concern with him is the Lisfranc injury. Those are very serious things, potentially worse than a torn ACL. I know absolutely nothing about his body or how he's recovering or even the state of the art surgey for it. I just know that Lisfranc injuries have historically been so bad that people would get their feet amputated because of them. I once had a foot sprain, which is torn ligaments in the same place that a Lisfranc has torn ligaments and broken bone, and it was debilitating.
     
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    Devin White – LB LSU

    Devin White is an incredibly hard prospect to grade. As an athlete he is about as close to the complete package as you see most years. His combine numbers are mostly near the top in everything besides the broad jump and bench press. The broad jump doesn't worry me much but the lack of strength shows up on film at times (not unusual for a LB his size and he's stronger than average for his size). Often he compensates but turning his speed into power. His speed and quickness jump off the tape.

    His sideline to sideline speed is the best in the class and he is almost always looking to attack the ball. All big positives. The down side is he is still learning the position and makes errors or is a bit over aggressive and leave holes for the RB to run through. The biggest down side for me is he didn't seem to improve much this past year. As a RB to LB convert he needed time to figure it out and he took a giant jump forward as a sophomore. His junior year looks nearly the same as his sophomore year. There's slight improvement I think, but I'm not sure it is enough to make me feel comfortable he will continue to do so. On some occasions I've seen him make the wrong choice or take the wrong angle but end up making the play anyway. At the next level that won't work. If those don't get cleaned up the eye popping plays will be partially countered by the mistakes.

    More often then not I find he wins cause he's a better athlete rather than the better football player. Not always the case, but more than I would like in a top pick. When a guy is this raw and has this many holes in his game going into the NFL (including instincts, tackling, making bad reads). It usually doesn't work out well in my experience. A player this talented is usually too good to bust, but they usually fall well short of their draft spot. Most people have him going in the top 10 and he seems like a lock for the top 16. To me he's a gamble that will likely fall pretty much right in the middle of his potential and floor. Maybe I'm wrong, but in a draft like this I think there are a lot of much safer high end players you need to take before him. And his grade needs to equally reflect his risk and upside (with a slight nod towards the tremendous upside). To me he is a bottom of the first round gamble type of player. Grade 6.7
     
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    Brian Burns - 3-4 OLB FSU

    He's listed as a DE, OLB (3-4 or 4-3) and general edge player depending on what site you go to. After looking at him closely it became clear to me in the NFL he is only a 3-4 OLB. To play him at anything else would be a waste. If you put him at DE in a 4-3 he becomes a passing down specialist as he won't be able to hold the edge in the NFL. As a 4-3 OLB his pass rush ability won't be fully utilized and you waste his main talent. To me drafting him as anything but a 3-4 OLB is foolish.

    He does 2 things very well. He gets to the QB and covers his small zone as a pass defender. When rushing he's usually aware of when there's a RB going out for a pass and tries to clog that passing lane on his way to the QB if he can. When covering a short area he reads the QB and his man well. He didn't look out of position often and was usually where he should have been as far as I could tell. As a pass rusher he needs space to work. Once his initial burst is stopped he has no way to power through.

    I think he has issues playing the wide open field 1 on 1. I question his quick twitch ability/reaction time a bit when in this situation. He comes off as more of an attacker than reactor in his film from my POV. I think he's a player you want in or close to the box mostly. His skill set is thin, but he does the things he does pretty damn well.

    He will need other good players around him to allow him to do his job well. IMO guys with such a narrow skill set need to be close to 'Von Miller good' to make a big time impact and he just isn't that level of player. He can be a double digit sack guy but he needs the right system and players to do it. On a championship defense a guy like him is probably your 5th best defender IMO. An important piece but not a corner stone type guy. The lack of flexibility in his game and the type of system he'll need to excel in knocks his grade down a tad. Grade 6.4
     
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    This is my biggest concern. He's got no real jolt in his hands. If he shows he can actually play at 250+ and add some functional strength, then he could be a top tier all around player. Right now, though, as you say, he's fairly limited in his skillset. He's very explosive, though.

    Great job on all of these so far. I'm enjoying your series!
     
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    Thanks! I'm just curious, of all my write ups which do you disagree with the most. I try to really give my own opinion and hopefully it is different enough from the main stream to have a few interesting takes on players.
     
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    This is in my report which should be up later.
    Ive seen his hands talked about as a + point, strength. I mean they flash but I dont see someone an elite trait there. Too often comes in w them down & gets touched 1st. Not Takk bad but theres a lot of work for improvement there.

    Fwiw Im not too concerned about his play/functional strength considering hes turning 21 next month.
     
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    Probably Hockenson, although I do see what you mean about his second-level blocks on occasion. I think he's as sure fire a prospect as there is in the draft. He's an easy multiple pro bowler player for me who can give a team value from day one in multiple ways.
     
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    Quinnen Williams - DT Alabama

    May as well get this one out of the way. There will be absolutely no surprises here and this will be a short post as frankly there isn't much to write about. The dude is a total star in the making. He's ready to go day 1 and make an impact. If I were to have any questions or reservations about him it would be about the changes his body has yet to go through and the limited tape.

    To me the limited tape isn't really an issue to be honest. The tape is just too good and the reason it's limited is totally understandable. My big concern is in what ways his body may change. Will he add even more weight naturally as he gets older? If so, how will that effect his game? In today's game pass rushing smaller DTs who can cause havoc is where the most impact will come from on defense. If he naturally gets up to 315 or so will he lose some of that? I don't think much, but it does concern me. That's really the only question I have. He's so young and we just don't know. While stopping the run is great, it's the penetration from the interior that separates the really good DTs from the great ones. I would hate to see it sacrificed in any way for better run defense.

    This is a slam dunk of a pick. IDK if I would say the best since Aaron Donald, as some have said, but clearly he's special and I expect to see 'All Pro' by his name soon. Grade 8.3
     
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