17) Philadelphia Eagles: C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida
This is a bit early for Henderson, but I love his upside and the Eagles do a great job developing players. He plays feisty football and shows outstanding athleticism as well as speed in his game. He effectively tracks the ball in the air and possesses the ball skills necessary to beat out opponents.
18) Jacksonville Jaguars (from LAR): Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado
Shenault is having a disappointing season just like the entire Colorado team. Regardless, he has terrific size, speed, and outstanding pass-catching skills. What really stands out on film is the way Shenault works, even when he’s not involved in the action when the play is away from him. He might be able to make up some ground in predraft workouts, where his 40-time and route-running could make a difference.
19) Carolina Panthers: Jacob Eason, QB, Washington
Much of this pick depends on whether or not the Panthers retain their head coach and general manager, as I mentioned in this week’s mailbag. Eason, who transferred from Georgia after losing the starting job to Jake Fromm, has led the Huskies to an overall 6-4 record. At the top of his game, Eason is a gunslinger with excellent size and upside.
20) Miami Dolphins (from PIT): Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama
The Dolphins need a lot of help on the offensive line and Leatherwood, a Week 7 Riser, is a great building block at left tackle. Last year, Leatherwood displayed plenty of next-level skill lining up at guard for the Crimson Tide, but his game has taken off since he moved to left tackle. He displays impressive footwork, fundamentals, and balance.
21) Oakland Raiders: Kenneth Murray, OLB, Oklahoma
Murray is the athletic, open field linebacker needed to complete the Raiders defense. He is in the Devin White/Roquan Smith mold in that he’s a little undersized but explosive, quick, and very fast. He possesses a terrific game and has shown a lot of improvement that past two seasons. He’s very much the smaller, run-and-chase linebacker teams seem enamored with these days.
22) Dallas Cowboys: Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE, Penn State
Robert Quinn is having a tremendous season, but he’s in the final year of his contract with the Cowboys. Yetur Gross-Matos is a bit undersized but he brings together an incredible combination of athleticism and fundamentals. Gross-Matos will eventually fill out physically, but his sheer speed and basic fundamentals will help him succeed early in the NFL.
23) Miami Dolphins (from HOU): D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia
Herbert needs a strong running game – enter Swift. He’s a complete back who runs hard on the inside and grinds it out but at the same time possesses the speed and quickness to get around the perimeter.
24) Buffalo Bills: Walker Little, OT, Stanford
The Bills need help at receiver and on the offensive line. Selecting Little enables Dawkins to move to guard, strengthening two positions along the offensive line. He may not be the most athletic blocker, but he’s an incredible technician who has starting potential at left tackle. Little blocks with great fundamentals, shows the ability to slide off the edge, and adjusts to speedy pass rushers.
25) Minnesota Vikings: Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU
Disappointing play in 2019 and potential free agency defections in the off-season could make cornerback a priority for the Vikings. Fulton possesses an excellent combination of size and speed and shows solid ball skills. That said, there is still plenty of room for improvement in his game.
26) San Francisco 49ers: Cesar Ruiz, C, Michigan
There are some scouts who have Ruiz graded higher than Wisconsin’s Tyler Biadasz. I named Ruiz a Week 9 Riser after his dominant performance against Notre Dame. His blocking was near flawless and he helped pave the way for 303 rushing yards by the Wolverines during their 45-14 victory over the Irish. Ruiz is athletic, strong and tough as nails.
27) Baltimore Ravens: Jon Greenard, EDGE, Florida
Greenard’s draft positioning will hinge on his workouts, but he’s playing like a first-round prospect. Greenard beat blockers off the snap while showing terrific quickness and explosion in his game. He’s fast up the field, shows great balance rushing the edge, and easily changes direction to make plays in backside pursuit. I named Greenard a Week 6 Riser following his performance against the Auburn Tigers.
28) Green Bay Packers: Dylan Moses, ILB, Alabama
I’m not 100% sure Moses is entering the draft, but this would be a great fit and great value. If there are no red flags, Moses could be selected 12 slots earlier if he does in fact enter. Over the summer, I said he is a complete three-down defender who makes plays against the run and is also incredibly effective in space. Moses is smooth and very athletic, but he’s also instinctive and covers a lot of area on the field for Alabama.
29) Kansas City Chiefs: Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia
Wilson is an immediate upgrade at the right tackle position. I am impressed by the way Isaiah Wilson uses body positioning to seal defenders from the action to make up for his lack of quick footwork.
30) New Orleans Saints: Gabe Davis, WR, Central Florida
Since breaking Davis down over the summer, I’ve stamped him as a solid second-round prospect. But his play has improved this season and he would be a lethal combo with Michael Thomas in New Orleans. A tall, sure-handed wideout, Davis displays big-play potential besides being a terrific red-zone threat. He shows great concentration and the ability to come away with the contested grab, and he’s sneaky fast.
31) New England Patriots: Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
This is just too perfect to pass up. Tua is truly a good quarterback prospect for the next level and not just an athletic guy playing quarterback at the college level. Tagovailoa possesses all the physical skills to play on Sundays. He has a next-level arm, makes all the passes and, at the same time, easily makes plays with his legs. That said, there are still many questions to be answered before the 2020 NFL Draft, which I talked more about in the Draft Insiders Podcast.
32) Seattle Seahawks: Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn
With Germain Ifedi slated for free agency, a hole must be filled at tackle. The prince is sized well and plays with a large degree of athleticism. He is fundamentally sound, bends his knees and shows the ability to slide off the end, and he can also block in motion.
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