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2013 NFL Draft Grades: Full Day 3 Report Card

Michael SchotteyNFL National Lead WriterJanuary 12, 2017

2013 NFL Draft Grades: Full Day 3 Report Card

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    If Days 1 and 2 of the draft are where general managers make their money, Day 3 of the draft is where a fan can find out exactly how talented their team's scouting department is.

    These aren't the flashy picks, and these young men aren't in three-piece suits in a green room somewhere.

    Instead, these prospects are sitting at home, praying with their friends and family that maybe—just maybe—their phone will ring at some point. Their agents aren't rolling around in Cadillacs with seven cell phones going off at the same time. They're working one phone, for usually just one or two prospects, hoping to get them some backup plans in undrafted free agency, if worse comes to worst.

    The teams that hit on these picks—that find their hidden gems or diamonds in the rough—will see their teams on the fast track to NFL success.


    Round 1 grades posted here.

    Round 2 grades posted here.

Round 4

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    4.1 (98) Philadelphia Eagles (From JAX)—Matt Barkley (QB USC)

    Wow, a trade up for a QB who doesn't fit the system? Now, he'll be accurate in Chip Kelly's timing system, but he won't have the ability to stretch the field, do any running or provide the quick strike element to go along with the quick tempo. Great value and fits a need, but he seems like a similar player to Nick Foles, and better fits were available. (Grade C)

     

    4.2 (99) Kansas City Chiefs—Nico Johnson (LB Alabama)

    Decent value (although there are more-talented LBs on the board) but a good fit, as Johnson has experience in the 3-4 and is a good run-plugger. Johnson will probably have to contribute on special teams to have a big impact in year one. (Grade B)


    4.3 (100) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (From OAK)Akeem Spence (DT Illinois)

    Like the value and the fit for the Buccaneers, who are looking for help next to Gerald McCoy after fortifying the defensive backfield. Spence has a lot of upside and can be a heavy rotational player in year two. (Grade B+)

     

    4.3 (101) Jacksonville Jaguars (from PHI)—Ace Sanders (WR/KR S Carolina)

    Sanders is a dynamic player who will excite in Jacksonville, but he might not find a true fit in that offense for some time. He's small and could wear down if asked to play a lot of snaps. Doesn't improve the receiver corps in year one, but may score some touchdowns as a rookie on special teams. (Grade B)

     

    4.4 (102) New England Patriots (from Detroit via MN)—Josh Boyce (WR TCU)

    A very "Belichickian" pick for the Patriots. Boyce had an injury that dropped him down boards, but he is a great down-the-field pick who reminds me a lot of the Aaron Dobson pick from Day 2. Doubling down on a big need is a path toward success for a team that is already in contention. (Grade B+)

     

    4.5 (103) Arizona Cardinals—Alex Okafor (OLB/DE Texas)

    I'm a fan of Okafor, but he may not have the dynamic athleticism to be an outside linebacker for the Cardinals. He'll need to be a special teams stud or a one-down pass-rusher to get value early on in his career. (Grade B)


    4.6 (104) Miami Dolphins (From CLE)—Jelani Jenkins (LB Florida)

    Love this as a high-upside pick for a defense that obviously wants to get more athletic. Jenkins can play multiple linebacker positions and will provide a lot of much-needed depth. He's a big hitter and can blitz. (Grade B)

     

    4.7 (105) Buffalo Bills—Duke Williams (S Nevada)

    When George Wilson left, the need for a safety became even bigger. Williams is as talented (if not more so) as an in-the-box safety than anyone on the Bills roster. I got to see him firsthand at the East-West Shrine Game and thought he could be a Round 3 pick for the right team. (Grade A)

     

    4.8 (106) Miami Dolphins (From NYJ via NO)—Dion Sims (TE Michigan State)

    Another good pick for the Dolphins in a short time, as they grab one of the best blocking tight ends in the entire draft class. Next to Dustin Keller, he's a great fit and will catch a couple of TD passes in the red zone as well. Fantastic pick. (Grade A)

     

    4.9 (107) Tennessee Titans—Brian Schwenke (C California)

    Think the Titans want to upgrade the interior of their offensive line? Not a fan of Schwenke at all, but I can understand if they think he's the best run-blocking center on the board. I consider this a reach, though, and they could've grabbed more talented players on either side of the ball. (Grade B-)

     

    4.10 (108) Carolina Panthers—Edmund Kugbila (OG Valdosta State)

    I had a draftable grade on Kugbila and often wondered if I was the only one...guess not. This is a big reach, but he's got great upside as a stout run-blocker and fits what the Panthers wants to do with so many high-paid running backs. He'll take some time to develop. (Grade C-)

     

    4.11 (109) Green Bay Packers (From NO via SD)—David Bakhtiari (OL Colorado)

    Great pick and great value for Ted Thompson (redundancy alert!). I think Bakhtiari has upside as a left tackle, but I've been told that some teams had him as a top center in this draft class. Others had him as a top guard. (Grade A-)


    4.12 (110) New York Giants (From SD via AZ)—Ryan Nassib (QB Syracuse)

    Value pick, but not sure the Giants really needed to make a trade up to get a quarterback without a lot of upside. Nassib projects as a long-term backup for the Giants and may eventually draw comparisons to the Ty Detmers and Doug Pedersons of yore. Great value, though, for a QB who some thought was the top in this class. (Grade B+)

     

    4.13 (111) Pittsburgh Steelers (From MIA via CLE)—Shamarko Thomas (S Syracuse)

    Thomas just looks like a Steeler. He's a little undersized, but he's superbly athletic and a fiery leader. The Steelers needed some home runs in this draft class, and I think this was one of them. He'll be a starter by year three. (Grade A)

     

    4.14 (112) Oakland Raiders (From TB)—Tyler Wilson (QB Arkansas)

    Wilson has some injury history but was one of my favorite QBs in this draft. He's tough (almost to a fault) and can make all the throws. He could very well end up beating out Matt Flynn for the starting position by the end of training camp. (Grade A+)

     

    4.15 (113) St. Louis Rams—Barrett Jones (OL Alabama)

    Jones fell because he doesn't have a true position, but he can back up a number of positions and may end up starting on that poor Rams offensive line. In the long term, he could be their center of the future. (Grade B+)

     

    4.16 (114) Dallas Cowboys—B.W. Webb (CB William and Mary)

    This is another good defensive back prospect for the Cowboys after they've spent some time with offensive weapons they don't really need. Webb needs time to develop, but he could end up as a fine third corner and a solid special teams player/returner. (Grade B)

     

    4.17 (115) Pittsburgh Steelers—Landry Jones (QB Oklahoma)

    Jones is younger than, but not superior to, Bruce Gradkowski, whom the Steelers brought in as a backup. This seems early for a third-string QB, even one who has the college polish of Jones. I think this is a wasted pick for a team that needed to continue to get better. (Grade D+)

     

    4.18 (116) Arizona Cardinals (via NYG)—Earl Watford (OG James Madison)

    The fit is there, but Watford hasn't impressed me much and is probably a big reach. Clearly the Cardinals are trying to improve their interior line blocking, but I think there were better players at a number of other positions. (C+)

     

    4.19 (117) Chicago Bears—Khaseem Greene (LB Rutgers)

    Greene has a high floor but a low ceiling. His upside is a chase-and-tackle weak-side backer, and I'm not sure he's that different from Jon Bostic. I'm also not sure if he'll crack the starting lineup (unless it's as a liability) by his third year. Upside on special teams. (Grade B-)

     

    4.20 (118) Cincinnati Bengals—Sean Porter (LB Texas A&M)

    The Bengals wanted depth in the linebacking corps, and Porter is a good prospect who can chase in pursuit as well as blitz the QB from both the interior and the exterior. Great depth for an already-great defense. (Grade B)

     

    4.21 (119) Washington Redskins—Phillip Thomas (S Fresno State)

    Another defensive pick for the Redskins, who needed a lot of help in their defensive backfield. Thomas has a better chance to start early on than their first pick, David Amerson. Thomas has good athleticism and great ball skills. (Grade A)

     

    4.22 (120) Minnesota Vikings—Gerald Hodges (LB Penn State)

    Great fit for Hodges who could come in and start as a middle linebacker by year two in Minnesota. They're desperate for a player there and are lucky Hodges fell to them. He's a heady defender and a great young man to add to the locker room. It's a bit of a reach, in my opinion, but I definitely understand what they saw in him. (Grade A-)

     

    4.23 (121) Indianapolis Colts—Khaled Holmes (C USC)

    Holmes was my top-rated zone-blocking center in this draft class. In a non-ZBS scheme, I wouldn't have touched him until the seventh, but in the Colts' scheme, he should be fantastic. They had a need at the position and picked up the perfect player to fill it. I think he starts in his first year because of where he landed. (Grade A)

     

    4.24 (122) Green Bay Packers—J.C. Tretter (OG Cornell)

    Tretter has been on a lot of lists as a "small school stud," but I never saw it up close or on tape. He's a tweener in the worst sense of the word, and I'm not sure he'll ever find a starting position on even the Packers offensive line. Think they could've gotten a better player at guard in Round 5. (Grade C-)

     

    4.25 (123) Seattle Seahawks—Chris Harper (WR Kansas State)

    I think Harper ends up as one of the better receivers on the Seahawks roster. He caught everything at Senior Bowl practices and has a little Percy Harvin in his game, as he has enough body size to line up at a bunch of different places. I love his physicality down the field. (Grade A)

     

    4.26 (124) Houston Texans—Trevardo Williams (OLB/DE Connecticut)

    Another great pass-rushing prospect for Houston. This is a reach for the Texans, but they clearly have a "type" in this class. Williams will need to stick on special teams to get a lot of burn, but in a rotation at outside linebacker, he'll provide a little spark once he warms up to the NFL game. (Grade B)


    4.27 (125) Green Bay Packers (From DEN)—Johnathan Franklin (RB UCLA)

    Think the Packers targeted a certain position this offseason? "Jetski" Franklin is one of my favorite young men in this draft class and a fantastic football player. I know of a few teams that had second-round grades on Franklin, and I thought he could potentially sneak into the first. Great pick even if it wasn't a great need. (Grade B+)

     

    4.28 (126) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from NE)—William Gholston (DE Michigan State)

    Gholston is a high-upside pass-rusher who could add that upside next to the fantastic talent that the Buccaneers are adding to their defense. He's super athletic, but he has some technique issues and some character quirks that scared some teams off. (Grade A-)

     

    4.29 (127) Atlanta Falcons—Malliciah Goodman (DE Clemson)

    This is a rotational pass-rusher for a team that was looking for an eventual starter, which I'm not sure Goodman can ever be. That said, he'll provide them some burst on third downs and could be useful in a "NASCAR" pass-rushing front. (Grade B+)

     

    4.30 (128) San Francisco 49ers—Quinton Patton (WR Louisiana Tech)

    I wasn't alone when I thought Patton could've snuck into the first two rounds. Big hands that he's able to get up both down the field and across the middle. He is physical, uses his body well and can play inside and out. Impressive pick from a team that's had a bunch of those in this draft. (Grade A+)

     

    4.31 (129) Baltimore Ravens—John Simon (DE/OLB Ohio State)

    Simon is smaller than Paul Kruger, but he reminds me a little bit of the player the Ravens lost this offseason. He doesn't have a true position in either a 3-4 or a 4-3, but the Ravens have gotten where they are by finding roles and molding that type of player. A reach, in my opinion, but I hate to argue with Ozzie Newsome. (Grade B-)


    4.32 (130) Baltimore Ravens (Compensatory)—Kyle Juszczyk (FB/TE Harvard)

    A nice H-back prospect for the Ravens, who love smart, high-character players. More than just a great Scrabble play, Juszczyk is an athletic player who can catch the ball. He won't play FB over Vonta Leach, but he'll be a nice Swiss Army knife for Joe Flacco and that offense. (Grade B+)

     

    4.33 (131) San Francisco 49ers  (Compensatory)—Marcus Lattimore (RB South Carolina)

    Goodness gracious...The Niners aren't playing around today and grabbed a player who could end up being the best running back in this class. He's such a fantastic talent, but leg injuries have made some question if he'll ever make an impact. They have the ability to sit him and even put him on the IR his rookie year if he's not healthy. (Grade A+)

     

    4.34 (132) Detroit Lions  (Compensatory)—Devin Taylor (DE South Carolina)

    Complete reach in my opinion, but a great fit for the Lions' scheme. He'll start as a defensive end—a position they desperately need more bodies at. He's got the upside to be special, but he'll be a project for Kris Kocurek and Jim Washburn. (Grade B-)

     

    4.35 (133) Atlanta Falcons  (Compensatory)—Levine Toilolo (TE Stanford)

    Off of 2011 tape, Toilolo is a value pick, but some thought he could fall much later after a disappointing 2012. Tall and athletic, the Falcons will hope Tony Gonzalez rubs off on him, and Toilolo reaches some of that untapped potential. (Grade C+)


Round 5

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    5.1 (134) Kansas City Chiefs—Sanders Commings (CB Georgia)

    Tall and athletic, Commings wasn't the best college corner, but he has nice upside in the pros. I'll be very interested to see him after a year or two of NFL-level coaching. Was a former MLB draft pick. (Grade B+)

     

    5.2 (135) Jacksonville Jaguars—Denard Robinson (WR/QB/RB/KR Michigan)

    Thought Robinson would go a round later, but the athleticism is worth a Round 1 pick. Like Ace Sanders, he'll be a matchup threat for the Jaguars who are looking for bright spots in lieu of being able to really get starters at this point of the draft. (Grade B)

     

    5.3 (136) Philadelphia Eagles—Earl Wolff (S N.C. State)

    At the East-West Shrine Game, Wolff's teammates took to howling every time he made a big play, which was often. Good ball skills, better instincts against the run. Can be a starter down the road. (Grade B+)

     

    5.4 (137) Seattle Seahawks—Jesse Williams (DT Alabama)

    Knee injuries concerned teams enough to drop him to this point, but Williams has first-round talent. He'll end up as the "elephant" end on the Seahawks and provide a lot of nastiness to a defense that is already full of it. (Grade A)

     

    5.5 (138) Seattle Seahawks (From OAK)—Tharold Simon (CB LSU)

    A tall corner? For Seattle? Consider me shocked! Simon is a perfect fit for the Seahawks defense. I think it's a reach and he has some off-the-field concerns, but it isn't a surprising selection. (Grade B)


    5.6 (139) Indianapolis Colts (From CLE)—Montori Hughes (DT Tennessee-Martin)

    An absolute physical specimen for a nose tackle prospect. There aren't many people at his size and his athleticism in this draft class. If his effort level is what it should be, he could start by year two and rotate in right away. (Grade B+)

     

    5.7 (140) Arizona Cardinals—Stepfan Taylor (RB Stanford)

    I think that Taylor is one of the most complete backs in this class, but he doesn't have a done of upside. He can be a starter and has the ability to catch and pass-block, so this pick feels "safe" even if it isn't a swing for the fences. Won't get much of a chance unless he beats out Rashard Mendenhall in camp. (Grade B)


    5.8 (141) New York Jets—Oday Aboushi (OT/OG Virginia)

    New York native who some considered a top-50 pick before the combine. Can play either offensive tackle or offensive guard, but will be on the right side either way. Not a high upside pick, but can probably play in his first two years. Overall, not a fan, but fills a clear need. (Grade B-)

     

    5.9 (142) Tennessee Titans—Lavar Edwards (DE LSU)

    A talented pass-rusher who was buried on the LSU depth chart behind a couple of guys who were already selected in this draft. He'll end up being a top backup on the Titans defensive line and can play special teams because he's a good-enough athlete. (Grade B)


    5.10 (143) Buffalo Bills—Jonathan Meeks (S Clemson)

    I watched a lot of Clemson tape this past season, and Meeks never jumped out at me as a draftable player. There were much better safeties available in a great class. (Grade F)


    5.11 (144) New Orleans Saints—Kenny Stills (WR Oklahoma)

    Nice height at 6'1" but only average strength and athleticism. He's one of the middling receiver prospects who runs good timing routes that the Saints have built their passing game around. I think there were better fits available, however. (Grade B-)


    5.12 (145) San Diego Chargers—Steve Williams (CB California)

    This fit screams exactly what the Chargers like in their defensive backfield. Williams is smaller in stature but has great speed and athleticism and can high-point the ball well. He could be the Chargers nickelback or dimeback this season and contribute heavily as a special teams gunner. (Grade B+)


    5.13 (146) Denver Broncos (From MIA via GB)—Quanterus Smith (DE Western Kentucky)

    Fantastic, athletic edge-rusher, who is a long-term upside pick for a team that needs more help on the edge. The Broncos will have some time to bring him around. (Grade B)

     

    5.14 (147) Tampa Bay Buccaneers—Steven Means (DE Buffalo)

    A good athlete who had solid production at a small school. Means didn't have a draftable grade and seems like a big reach at a position the Buccaneers already addressed. (Grade F)

     

    5.15 (148) Carolina Panthers—A.J. Klein (LB Iowa State)

    Like this pick for Klein, as he can back up multiple linebacker positions and give them some special teams upside as well. He's a very talented downhill run defender. (Grade B+)


    5.16 (149) St. Louis Rams—Brandon McGee (CB Miami)

    Typical Miami cornerback with good speed and solid ball skills. He'll be a good fit in the Rams subpackages, but I think it's a big reach. (Grade C+)

     

    5.17 (150) Pittsburgh Steelers—Terry Hawthorne (CB Illinois)

    Good size at 6'0", but he seems uncomfortable in his own skin at times. Underdeveloped ball skills and poor tackler. If he adds some polish, he could be a good backup, but I don't see him contributing anytime soon. (Grade C-)

     

    5.18 (151) Dallas Cowboys—Joseph Randle (RB Oklahoma State)

    At this point in the draft, Randle has good value, but I don't think he's dynamic enough to be a starting NFL running back. Was aided in college by wide-open splits and a high-octane passing attack that kept defenses from crowding the line of scrimmage. (Grade B-)

     

    5.19 (152) New York Giants—Cooper Taylor (S Richmond)

    Great athlete who transferred to Richmond after some medical issues at Georgia Tech. Nice upside pick for the later rounds if he's able to overcome his health issues and be a long-term NFL player, but this is a reach. (Grade C+)

     

    5.20 (153) Atlanta Falcons (From CHI)—Stansly Maponga (DE TCU)

    Another high-upside pass-rusher for the Falcons. Maponga is a good athlete who needs a lot of polish before he contributes at the NFL level. Had a lot of high-impact plays at college and loves to strip the football from ball-carriers. (Grade B-)

     

    5.21 (154) Washington Redskins—Chris Thompson (RB Florida State)

    Not a fan of Thompson, but I'm not going to argue with the Shanahans taking a mid-round back. He has injury issues and may be a long-term project as a scatback. (Grade C+)

     

    5.22 (155) Minnesota Vikings—Jeff Locke (P UCLA)

    Don't know why the Vikings need a punter with Chris Kluwe around, and Locke wasn't even my highest-ranked punter (although I know some who had him above LSU's Brad Wing). Seems like a wasted pick. (Grade D+)

     

    5.23 (156) Cincinnati Bengals—Tanner Hawkinson (OT Kansas)

    "Hawk" is a great athlete and will have time to develop in Cincinnati. I had him a couple rounds later, but this is an upside selection. (Grade B-)

     

    5.24 (157) San Francisco 49ers (From IND)—Quinton Dial (DE Alabama)

    This is a potential replacement for Justin Smith down the road. Dial is very athletic but underwhelmed at times with so much talent around him at Alabama. He'll have the same amount of talent around him in San Francisco. (Grade C+)

     

    5.25 (158) Seattle Seahawks—Luke Willson (TE Rice)

    Willson is a great athlete and would've been a top combine performer had he been invited. Rice has a history of producing good multifaceted tight ends, and Willson should have some upside down the road. Not sure I would've drafted him, however, let alone in the fifth. (Grade D)


    5.26 (159) Green Bay Packers—Micah Hyde (S/CB Iowa)

    High-character guy with positional flexibility. He'll end up contributing to the Green Bay Packers defense, but may always be a backup because the athleticism isn't there. (Grade B-)


    5.27 (160) St. Louis (From HOU)—Zac Stacy (RB Vanderbilt)

    Stacy is a runner who can carry the load and has enough size to hold up in the NFL even though he's shorter in stature. He'll be a good back in the committee they have going on. (Grade B-)

     

    5.28 (161) Denver Broncos—Tarvarres King (WR Georgia)

    I like King as a prospect. He has the quickness to be a slot receiver at the next level with a little more consistent quarterbacking. Will have an uphill climb on that roster. (Grade C+)

     

    5.29 (162) Washington Redskins (From NE)—Brandon Jenkins (DE Florida State)

    A great athlete with some health and production issues. So, pretty much what we've come to expect out of a Florida State defender. In a few years, he could make in impact. The Redskins are doing a good job adding potential playmakers, but not sure they'll help much in 2013. (Grade B-)

     

    5.30 (163) Chicago Bears (From ATL)—Jordan Mills (OT Louisiana Tech)

    A powerful player who can play (read: backup) multiple positions. Needs better footwork, but when he gets his hands on you, you're done. (Grade B+)

     

    5.31 (164) Miami Dolphins (From SF via CLE)—Mike Gillislee (RB Florida)

    Had a higher grade on Gillislee because he's a well-rounded back who can take the ball out of the backfield or in the passing game and take what the defense gives him. Steady if not explosive. He'll get a chance to be a starter sooner rather than later. (Grade B+)

     

    5.32 (165) Detroit Lions (From BAL via SEA)—Sam Martin (P Appalachian State)

    Didn't have a draftable grade for me (not many special teamers did). The Lions had a clear need at the position and hosted Martin on a pre-draft visit. Apparently, they liked what they saw. (Grade D-)


    5.33 (166) Miami Dolphins (Compensatory)—Caleb Sturgis (K Florida)

    Extremely accurate kicker, even from long distance. He'll be a piece to the Dolphins' overall puzzle for quite some time. (Grade B+)

     

    5.33 (167) Green Bay Packers (Compensatory)—Josh Boyd (DT Mississippi State)

    A good nose tackle in college, but probably doesn't have the size to play there at the next level. The Packers love movable pieces on their front, and Boyd has good talent. (Grade B)


    5.34 (168) Baltimore Ravens  (Compensatory)—Ricky Wagner (OT Wisconsin)

    A great right tackle prospect. He'll allow Kelechi Osemele to play guard and fits in the Ravens' physical style of play. Love this pick and wouldn't be surprised if he starts in his rookie year. (Grade A)


Round 6

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    6.1 (169) Jacksonville Jaguars—Josh Evans (S Florida)

    The Jaguars are adding athletes at a lot of different positions. Evans is rangy and has great size. For most teams, I would call him a long-term backup, but he could surprise on a Jaguars team that needs a lot of help. (Grade A-)


    6.2 (170) Kansas City Chiefs—Eric Kush (C California-PA)

    Not a draftable grade on Kush. Does have good size and played left tackle in college. (Grade D+)


    6.3 (171) Detroit Lions—Corey Fuller (WR Virginia Tech)

    At 6'2", Fuller fits the mold of a big receiver they've been looking to put opposite Calvin Johnson for a while. He was a collegiate track athlete before he walked on to the football team. He'll need a lot of time to develop, but if he does, he'll get a lot of looks in the Lions offense. (Grade C)

     

    6.4 (172) Oakland Raiders—Nick Kasa (TE Colorado)

    Know at least one scout who had Kasa as the second-rated TE in this class. Great value for the Raiders, and Kasa could end up playing a role in the offense in year one. (Grade B+)

     

    6.5 (173) Denver Broncos (From PHI via CLE, SF and GB)—Vinston Painter (OT Virginia Tech)

    I don't see Painter as a starter, but he can be down the road because of his athleticism. He's actually a converted defensive tackle and could be a late-round gem if the Broncos have some patience with him. (Grade C+)

     

    6.6 (174) Arizona Cardinals—Ryan Swope (WR Texas A&M)

    Swope doesn't have elite quickness but runs excellent routes and gets the most out of every ball thrown his way. The Cardinals already have a good slot receiver in Andre Roberts, so Swope may see time both inside and out. (Grade B-)


    6.7 (175) Cleveland Browns—Jamoris Slaughter (S Notre Dame)

    Ridiculous ball-tracking skills (against both the run and the pass) for a safety. Will be a third safety in the NFL but provides good depth and great special teams ability. (Grade C+)


    6.8 (176) Houston Texans (From TEN via MIN, AZ & OAK—David Quessenberry (OT San Jose State)

    A good but not great lineman who can play a few different positions. He passes the look test and has enough athleticism to succeed in the Texans' zone-blocking scheme. (Grade B-)

     

    6.9 (177) Buffalo Bills—Dustin Hopkins (K Florida State)

    The Bills needed a kicker and got the No. 2 kicker on my board (No. 4 specialist overall). (Grade B)

     

    6.10 (178) New York Jets—William Campbell (DT/OL Michigan)

    A great athlete who played heavier than he should've for a long time at Michigan. Effort is an issue here, and he needs to keep his nose down if he wants to succeed in the NFL. May convert to RG for the Jets. (Grade C)


    6.11 (179) San Diego Chargers—Tourek Williams (DE/OLB Florida International)

    Situational pass-rusher who will struggle if asked to play on run downs or be in coverage. This is a good pick for down the road. A bit of a reach, though, at a position the Chargers didn't necessarily need. (Grade C-)

     

    6.12 (180) San Francisco 49ers (From MIA)—Nick Moody (LB/S FSU)

    Played linebacker in college but has some snaps at safety as well. I think he'll be a long-term special teamer and a backup in the defensive backfield. (Grade C)


    6.13 (181) Oakland Raiders (From TB)—Latavius Murray (RB Central Florida)

    A great athlete with decent vision. He'll provide good depth in the Raiders backfield and be a core special teams performer. (Grade C+)


    6.14 (182) Carolina Panthers—Kenjon Barner (RB Oregon)

    The Panthers certainly didn't need another running back, but Barner has talent that should've gone in Round 4 or 5. This selection may save them some money and allow them to deal one of their more high-priced backs. (Grade B-)


    6.15 (183) New Orleans Saints—Rufus Johnson (DE Tarleton State)

    Pass-rushing prospect who ran a 4.75-second 40-yard dash at his pro day and opened the eyes of the scouts in attendance. He'll be a long-term project at outside linebacker for Rob Ryan's defense. (Grade C-)

     

    6.16 (184) Oakland Raiders (From STL via HOU)—Mychal Rivera (TE Tennessee)

    Don't really understand this pick after grabbing Kasa earlier. First, it's a reach, and Rivera is a smaller end who doesn't project well as an H-back because he's a poor space blocker and doesn't have the athleticism to create mismatches. (Grade D)

     

    6.17 (185) Dallas Cowboys—DeVonte Holloman (LB S Carolina)

    Love this pick for Dallas. (See, not just a hater.) As a former safety, a lot of teams would put Holloman at outside linebacker, but he could be a middle linebacker in the Cowboys' new Tampa-2. Great value, great fit. (Grade A-)


    6.18 (186) Pittsburgh Steelers—Justin Brown (WR Oklahoma)

    Good athlete with even better size. Potential as a punt returner (but not for the Steelers). Developmental pick who probably would've been around as a UDFA. (Grade C-)

     

    6.19 (187) Arizona Cardinals (From AZ)—Andre Ellington (RB Clemson)

    Fantastic value here, but a position they've already addressed in this draft, last year's draft and in free agency. Ellington is a good pass-blocker and a great receiver, so he'll be a third-down back for the Cardinals. (Grade C+)

     

    6.20 (188) Chicago Bears—Cornelius Washington (DE Georgia)

    Another pick who fell more than I thought he would, Washington has the athletic ability to be a true stud for the Bears. He'll have to start as a special teamer and a rotational pass-rusher, but it wouldn't surprise me to see him take snaps from Shea McClellin. (Grade B+)

     

    6.21 (189) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (From MIN)—Mike James (RB Miami)

    The Bucs just dealt LeGarrette Blount to New England, and James will fill the same role—a thickly built power running back. James is even better in short yardage. (Grade B-)

     

    6.22 (190) Cincinnati Bengals—Rex Burkhead (RB Nebraska)

    Will probably be used as a fullback in Cincinnati and has good enough hands to help Andy Dalton as a security blanket. A productive runner, he could also see time in the backfield if BenJarvus Green-Ellis goes down. (Grade B)


    6.23 (191) Washington Redskins—Bacarri Rambo (S Georgia)

    Good in-the-box safety against the pass game, but he is inconsistent against the run and launches himself, often missing tackles against stronger ball-carriers. He'll be good depth and a core special teams player. (Grade B-)

     

    6.24 (192) Indianapolis Colts—John Boyett (S Oregon)

    Didn't play much in 2012 thanks to a knee injury, but was incredibly productive in the previous years in Eugene. Was the Ducks' leading tackler in 2011. (Grade C)

     

    6.25 (193) Green Bay Packers—Nate Palmer (LB Illinois State)

    Talented pass-rusher as a linebacker and even tried out as defensive end for a few teams. Had visited the Packers earlier this year. (Grade C+)


    6.26 (194) Seattle Seahawks—Spencer Ware (RB LSU)

    Fringe draftable grade on my board, but I have no idea how he sees the field on anything other than covering kicks. (Grade D)

     

    6.27 (195) Houston Texans—Alan Bonner (WR Jacksonville State)

    Productive receiver from a small school who may stick as a slot receiver. Don't see him on the roster in three years, however. (Grade D)

     

    6.28 (196) Minnesota Vikings (From DEN via PHI and TB)—Jeff Baca (OG UCLA)

    A natural football player, Baca needs to spend more time in the weight room and on the practice field before he's even a depth player for the Vikings. (Grade C-)

     

    6.29 (197) Cincinnati Bengals (From NE)—Cobi Hamilton (WR Arkansas)

    Big-bodied receiver who has the skills to get deep but lacks elite speed. He'll be a fourth or fifth wide receiver depending on their skill grouping. (Grade B-)

     

    6.30 (198) Houston Texans (From ATL via STL)—Chris Jones (DT/DE Bowling Green)

    Will get a lot of sacks and tackles on pure effort, but he doesn't have a lot of size or athleticism. Jones will provide good depth as a 3-4 DE. (Grade C-)

     

    6.31 (199) Detroit Lions (From SF via BAL and SEA)—Theo Riddick (RB/WR Notre Dame)

    Productive runner and talented receiver out of the backfield, Riddick also played receiver at times for Notre Dame. The Lions may use him at both positions. (Grade C+)

     

    6.32 (200) Baltimore Ravens—Kapron Lewis-Moore (DE/DT Notre Dame)

    Didn't have a draftable grade because of a recent ACL injury. He'll be a good player down the road, but he may need to be on the IR for his entire rookie season. (Grade C-)

     

    6.33 (201) Houston Texans (Compensatory)—Ryan Griffin (TE Connecticut)

    Great hands, but isn't going to start at tight end because he's too slight to block. The Texans have a lot of players like Griffin, so he may struggle to find snaps. (Grade C)

     

    6.34 (202) Tennessee Titans (Compensatory)—Khalid Wooten (CB Nevada)

    Good size and ball skills, Wooten may end up at safety for the Titans. If not, he'll get burned often in the starting lineup because he lacks NFL-caliber athleticism. (Grade C-)

     

    6.35 (203) Baltimore Ravens (Compensatory)—Ryan Jensen (OL Colorado State-Pueblo)

    I had a Round 6-7 grade on Jensen, so this is a perfect landing spot for him. He fits as a backup right tackle, but could find some snaps at guard as well. (Grade B-)

     

    6.36 (204) Kansas City Chiefs (Compensatory)—Braden Wilson (FB Kansas State)

    A one-dimensional blocker, Wilson could see time at both FB and TE. He doesn't offer much as a receiver or rusher, but it wouldn't surprise me to see him in the lineup with a talented rusher behind him. (Grade C+)

     

    6.37 (205) Oakland Raiders (Compensatory)—Stacy McGee (DT Oklahoma)

    Did not have a draftable grade on McGee and think he would be better fit in a 3-4 defense. He's athletic but lacks production and endurance. May be a third-down pass-rushing tackle. (Grade D-)

     

    6.38 (206) Pittsburgh Steelers (Compensatory)—Vince Williams (LB Florida State)

    Great pick for the Steelers. Williams offers great upside as an interior linebacking prospect. Once he's 100 percent, he could crack the rotation. If not, he's a core special teamer at worst. (Grade A-)


Round 7

5 of 5

    7.1 (207) Kansas City Chiefs—Mike Catapano (DE Princeton)

    Catapano shined at the East-West Shrine Game practices and could see time at both defensive end and outside linebacker for the Chiefs. He's 270 lbs, but his frame looks like it could easily add some more weight. Talented pass-rusher. (Grade B+)

     

    7.2 (208) Jacksonville Jaguars—Jeremy Harris (CB New Mexico State)

    Another long corner with good size. He isn't very strong, though, and only put up 225 lbs five times in pre-draft workouts. (Grade C+)

     

    7.3 (209) Oakland Raiders—Brice Butler (WR San Diego State University)

    His dad played defensive back for the Atlanta Falcons, but Butler has only marginal potential for the NFL. He's a burner, however, with a sub-4.4 time in the 40 at his pro day. The more things change in Oakland, the more they stay the same. (Grade D+)

     

    7.4 (210) Jacksonville Jaguars (From PHI)—Demetrius McCray (CB App State)

    Another corner taller than 6'0", McCray has good ball skills and can contribute on special teams even if he ends up buried on the defensive depth chart. (Grade B-)

     

    7.5 (211) Detroit Lions—Michael Williams (TE Alabama)

    Great in-line blocker for the tight end position, but he lacks the athleticism to be much of a receiving target past five yards. More sure-handed than he gets credit for. He may be used in the "extra tackle" role that Riley Reiff played last season. (Grade C)

     

    7.6 (212) Philadelphia Eagles (From CLE)—Joe Kruger (DE/DT Utah)

    This is a great value in the seventh round. Kruger gets a lot of hustle plays and will be much-needed depth in the Eagles' new 3-4. (Grade B)

     

    7.7 (213) Minnesota Vikings (From AZ)—Mike Mauti (LB Penn State)

    Excellent pick, as Mauti could end up as the starting MLB two or three years down the road. Injuries could keep him down through his pro career, but he's a great talent when healthy. (Grade A)

     

    7.8 (214) Minnesota Vikings (From BUF via SEA)—Travis Bond (OG North Carolina)

    Road-grading offensive guard who fits the Vikings' offensive system. This is another value pick and a great fit. (Grade B+)


    7.9 (215) New York Jets—Tommy Bohanon (FB Wake Forest)

    This is a pick that reminds me of John Connor, who couldn't cut it with the Jets. He's a blocker who offers little in the receiving game but is most impressive hitting linebackers right in the mouth. (Grade C+)

     

    7.10 (216) Green Bay Packers (From TEN via SF)—Charles Johnson (WR Grand Valley State)

    A big receiver (6'2" 215) with good over-the-shoulder catching. Was very productive at a small level. Great upside, but it's a numbers game on that Packers roster. (Grade B)


    7.11 (217) Cleveland Browns (via MIA)—Armonty Bryant (DE East Central Oklahoma)

    Was once arrested for selling marijuana. That, along with small-school concerns, drop him to the seventh round. Yet, as an upside pick for a pass-rusher, this is a great pick that could certainly pan out. Explosive athlete. (Grade B-)

     

    7.12 (218) Philadelphia Eagles (From TB)—Jordan Poyer (CB Oregon State)

    Another player who Chip Kelly coached against. Ridiculously physical in both press and against the run. Can't believe he fell this far. (Grade A+)

     

    7.13 (219) Arizona Cardinals (From CAR via OAK)—D.C. Jefferson (TE Rutgers)

    Jefferson was injured while doing the bench press at the combine. He has all the tools to be both a good receiver and blocker at the next level, but he was not very productive in college. (Grade B-)

     

    7.14 (220) Seattle Seahawks (From NO)—Ryan Seymour (OG Vanderbilt)

    Productive lineman who played both guard and center for Vandy, and he'll end up as a long-term backup in the NFL. (Grade C+)

     

    7.15 (221) San Diego Chargers—Brad Sorenson (QB Southern Utah)

    Sorenson has a great arm for a small-school project and the upside to potentially be a starter in the right position. (Grade B+)

     

    7.16 (222) Buffalo Bills (From Rams)—Chris Cragg (TE Arkansas)

    A nice "move" tight end, Cragg may have trouble getting a lot of reps early on in his NFL career, but I like his long-term potential. (Grade B-)

     

    7.17 (223) Pittsburgh Steelers—Nick Williams (DT/DE Samford)

    I love this as a developmental pick for the Steelers. Could end up being a starter in year two or three. (Grade A-)

     

    7.18 (224) Green Bay Packers (From DAL via MIA)—Kevin Dorsey (WR Maryland)

    Big receiver with great hands. Dorsey didn't have a draftable grade, but this is the kind of time when teams like the Packers just need to make sure they don't let their targets get to free agency. (Grade C-)

     

    7.19 (225) New York Giants—Eric Herman (OG Ohio)

    Herman is a big fella at 320 lbs and loves to throw defenders around. He'll take some time to develop at the next level, but I wouldn't be surprised to see him as a starter down the road. (Grade B+)

     

    7.20 (226) New England Patriots (From CHI via TB)—Michael Buchanan (DE/OLB Illinois)

    Terrific value for a team that can seriously use more pass-rushers. Buchanan was one of my favorite players at the Senior Bowl, and I could see him contributing very quickly for the Patriots. (Grade A)

     

    7.21 (227) Cleveland Browns (From CIN via SF)—Garrett Gilkey (OT Chadron State)

    I didn't like Gilkey at the Senior Bowl, but he's an absolute giant who could easily develop once he gets NFL-style coaching. (Grade C+)

     

    7.22 (228) Washington Redskins—Jawan Jamison (RB Rutgers)

    A good fit for the Redskins because of his one-cut running ability. He's short, but not a very shifty runner. (Grade B-)

     

    7.23 (229) Minnesota Vikings (From MIN via TB and NE)—Everette Dawkins (DT Florida State)

    Great athlete but a marginal player, because Dawkins plays with little-to-no instincts. This is a great upside pick for a seventh rounder. (Grade A-)

     

    7.24 (230) Indianapolis Colts—Kerwynn Williams (RB Utah State)

    Short back but thickly built, Williams reminds me of a poor man's Ray Rice. Very productive and could see some burn this season for the Colts. (Grade B+)

     

    7.25 (231) Seattle Seahawks—Ty Powell (DE/LB Harding)

    This is incredible value and fit for a player who played at all three levels of the defense in college. Freakish athlete who could end up as a top player wherever the Seahawks play him. (Grade A-)

     

    7.26 (232) Green Bay Packers—Sam Barrington (LB USF)

    Didn't have a draftable grade on Barrington, and I think he's a better fit in a 4-3. Decent pass-rusher and very athletic but better in pursuit and against the run. (Grade C+)


    7.27 (233) Oakland Raiders (From HOU)—David Bass (DE Midwest Missouri St)

    Another pick I loved during the pre-draft season. Fantastic pass-rusher with a good, long, athletic build. He may need some time, but he's a great project. (Grade A)

     

    7.28 (234) Denver Broncos—Zac Dysert (QB Miami of Ohio)

    Awesome value here for Dysert. Needs a ton of polish with his footwork, but he offers as much upside as Brock Osweiler. It will be a great competition once Peyton Manning retires. (Grade A-)

     

    7.29 (235) New England Patriots—Steve Beauharnais (LB Rutgers)
     

    An average athlete, but a better linebacker—Beauharnais will fit in New England because he can play SLB in the 4-3 and ILB in the 3-4. Love him downhill against the run. (Grade B+)

     

    7.30 (236) Chicago Bears (From ATL)—Marquess Wilson (Washington State)

    Super tall and a track star, Wilson has a ton of upside. He and Alshon Jeffery could end up as a great tandem in the red zone. Some off-the-field concerns between him and Mike Leach, but a talented outside receiver. (Grade B+)

     

    7.31 (237) San Francisco 49ers—B.J. Daniels (QB S. Florida)

    Not a very talented passer, but there's room to grow with an above-average arm. He'll probably have to cut his teeth as a practice-squad player, but he works as a backup to Colin Kaepernick. (Grade D+)

     

    7.32 (238) Baltimore Ravens—Aaron Mellette (WR Elon)

    Mellette has great body control and decent hands, but he needs more speed and route-running polish before he's a productive player. (Grade C-)

     

    7.33 (239) Philadelphia Eagles (Compensatory)—David King (DT Oklahoma)

    Will be a 3-4 DE for the Eagles and has pretty athleticism and anchors well against the run. Offers upside as a pass-rusher. (Grade B)

     

    7.33 (240) Cincinnati Bengals (Compensatory)—Reid Fragel (OT Ohio State)

    Another athletic lineman and a player who easily could have gone two or three rounds higher. Fragel will be a great player in two or three years and could end up as the right tackle of the future. (Grade A-)

     

    7.34 (241) Seattle Seahawks (Compensatory)—Jared Smith (DT New Hampshire)

    Another big lineman, Smith didn't have a draftable grade on my board because he's a below average athlete. Still, he's got a lot of hustle that could easily keep him on the edge of an NFL roster as he acclimates to the NFL. (Grade C+)

     

    7.33 (242) Seattle Seahawks (Compensatory)—Michael Bowie (OT Northeastern State)

    This is a developmental right tackle pick who was a D-II Honorable Mention All-American. He played well at the Raycom All-Star Classic. (Grade B-)


    7.33 (243) Atlanta Falcons (Compensatory)—Kemal Ishmael (SS Central Florida)

    Central Florida's all-time leading tackler, I could see Ishmael as a core special teamer for a long time. (Grade C+)

     

    7.34 (244) Atlanta Falcons (Compensatory)—Zeke Motta (SS Notre Dame)

    Motta is an underrated prospect and a typical Falcons high-character pick. Don't see him as being more than a special teamer because he doesn't have NFL athleticism. (Grade C)

     

    7.33 (245) Detroit Lions (Compensatory)—Brandon Hepburn (LB Florida A&M)

    Once interned over the summer and found a way to kill cancer cells using nano cells. As soon as he figures out how to transfer that intelligence to the football field, he has the natural ability to see playing time for the Lions. (Grade B-)

     

    7.33 (246) San Francisco 49ers (Compensatory)—Carter Bykowski (OT Iowa State)

    A lumberer, Bykowski is a right tackle only. I expected him to be a big target in undrafted free agency, because he's a tough player with strong hands. (Grade B+)

     

    7.34 (247) Baltimore Ravens  (Compensatory)—Marc Anthony (CB California)

    A great nickelback prospect, I'm surprised Anthony wasn't drafted in the fifth round. He'll see the field on special teams this year and in subpackages starting in 2013. (Grade A-)

     

    7.33 (248) Tennessee Titans (Compensatory)—Daimon Stafford (SS Nebraska)

    Even late in the seventh, I'm not a fan of this pick for the Titans. Stafford is a below-average athlete and may not even be a good special teamer. (Grade C-)

     

    7.33 (249) Atlanta Falcons (Compensatory)—Sean Renfree (QB Duke)

    This is excellent value, and I had a sixth-round grade on the David Cutcliffe-trained prospect. He and Connor Vernon set all sorts of records at Duke, and Renfree should step up as a No. 2 QB for the Falcons. (Grade A-)

     

    7.34 (250) Miami Dolphins  (Compensatory)—Don Jones (SS Arkansas State)

    Jones has good athleticism but poor instincts both in the box and over the top. I'd be surprised if he ever cracks the safety rotation, but this is a good special teams addition. (Grade B-)


    7.33 (251) Cincinnati Bengals (Compensatory)—T.J. Johnson (C South Carolina)

    Johnson was one of my last players with a draftable grade. Johnson is a smart player but doesn't always play with that intelligence. He has the ability to make line calls, but his footwork and hand placement need a lot of work. (Grade B+)

     

    7.33 (252) San Francisco 49ers (Compensatory)—Marcus Cooper (CB Rutgers)

    Another Rutgers corner with a bunch of size, Cooper has enough talent to play down the road, but he needs to work on his balance in and out of his breaks. He could play safety as well. (Grade B-)

     

    7.34 (253) New York Giants (Compensatory)—Michael Cox (RB Massachusetts)

    A Michigan transfer who has the size to bang a little bit between the tackles, but the speed to turn a two-yard gain into a 20-yard one. (Grade A-)

     

    7.33 (254) Indianapolis Colts (Compensatory)—Justice Cunningham (TE South Carolina)

    Cunningham is a good fit for Mr. Irrelevant and could see some time as a third tight end for the Indianapolis Colts, because he is such a great blocker. (Grade B+)

     

    Michael Schottey is the NFL national lead writer for Bleacher Report and a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. Find more of his stuff at The Go Route.

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