NFL Draft 2013 Analysis

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June 17, 2013 by Ell and Mike Sports

Teams

Draft

Grade

Analysis

Cardinals

(B+)

Solid Draft

The Cardinals take the best guard in the draft to help boost the run game in Jonathan Cooper. Kevin Minter out of LSU will help man the middle alongside inside linebacker Darryl Washington. Tyrann Mathieu brings physicality to the secondary and special teams. Earl Watford is a solid guard who should be able to help immediately. Alex Okafor defensive end out of Texas should help add a pass rush off the edge and running backs Stepfan Taylor and Andre Ellington should provide depth for now. Ryan Swope could be a possible playmaker at wide receiver. A good start to help Bruce Arians in his 1st year as head coach, with his type of players; players with toughness.
Falcons

(B-)

Good Draft

With a need at cornerback, the Falcons take one of the fastest cornerbacks in the draft in Desmond Trufant out of the University of Washington and another possible starter in the secondary in Robert Alford who also helps the special teams unit. Mallicah Goodman is a good run stopping end who should help provide depth on the D-line. Levine Toilolo is a good run blocking tight end who should help compliment Tony Gonzales. A good defensive minded draft to help add to a secondary in need as the Falcons hope to take the next step.
Ravens

(B)

Solid Draft

Free Safety Matt Elam out of the University of Florida was the best safety in the draft in my opinion. Elam is a small, but hard-hitting physical safety who will have big shoes to fill with the departure of FS Ed Reed. Inside linebacker Arthur Brown is fast with good instincts and cover skills. He is also expected contribute immediately and help with the departure of ILB Ray Lewis. Defensive tackle Brandon Williams is short for a DT, but has massive size and the ability to get to the quarterback; he should be a good rotational player on the D-line. Defensive end John Simon is another D-line prospect who has pass rush abilities and a high motor, but he must also adapt to the NFL game speed. Offensive tackle Ricky Wagner is another tough Wisconsin lineman with good run blocking ability, but he must continue to work on his pass blocking techniques. Fullback Kyle Juszczyk considered best FB in the draft will compete with FB Vonta Leach or make him expendable. Overall solid draft by the Ravens, will these pieces bring instant impact as the replacements for the players they loss?
Bills

(B-)

Good Draft

The Bills trade down in the 1st round to select QB EJ Manuel out of Florida State who in my opinion has the most potential and athletic ability of any quarterback in this draft, but is definitely a raw talent that needs work. The selections of WRs Robert Woods out of USC and Marquise Goodwin out of Texas provide solid depth behind Stevie Johnson with speed and playmaking ability; the Bills are hoping one solidifies the #2 job. Inside Linebacker Kiko Alonso is a solid hitter in the middle who should claim a starting job from day 1. Free safety Duke Williams should provide depth and see time on special teams. Jonathan Meeks is a prospect at both safety spots, Kicker Dustin Hopkins will compete with Ryan Lindell, and TE Chris Gragg is an athletic H-back TE who should provide depth behind Scott Chandler. The Bills hope they have finally found a franchise quarterback and have some pieces to build around.
Panthers

(C-)

Not Good

With their first two picks, Carolina selects DTs Star Lotulelei out of Utah and Kawaan Short from Purdue to solidify the position and the run defense. The addition of the big body Lotulelei allows the linebackers to roam off his double teams. Short will be expected to provide an interior push/rush. Edmund Kugbila is a guard from a small school who was considered a reach in the 4th round. A.J. Klein is a middle linebacker with good instincts and play making ability despite average size; he will start on special teams and provide depth for now. RB Kenjon Barner is a hard runner with good speed, however this position is loaded; he was picked for value. The Panthers did not make the moves necessary to fight out of the bottom of the NFC South, Cam needs help.
Bears

(C+)

Has Potential

The Bears reach for Kyle Long, but he does have the potential to be a special player on the O-line. Linebackers Jon Bostic and Khaseem Greene are playmakers that will see lots of playing time with the lack of depth at the position. Jordan Mills is another big body lineman who should provide depth at the tackle position. Linebacker Cornelius Washington has potential as an edge rusher and Marquess Wilson is another tall wide receiver for the Bears. The Bears need help at O-line and linebacker, hopefully they have found immediate impact starters, but nothing seems guaranteed here.
Bengals

(A)

Great Draft

In the 1st round the Bengals take TE Tyler Eifert out of Notre Dame considered to be the best tight end in the draft. He is a complete tight end with good blocking skills and solid hands he will be able to contribute immediately, as they play to use him in two TE sets. Running back Giovani Bernard is a short, but stocky back with a good burst who should make a good duo with RB Benjarvus Green-Ellis, but maybe even take his starting job. Could these two pieces take Dalton to the next step? Defensive end Margus Hunt is a huge athlete who is still raw, but has the size and talent to contribute in the rotation on a good D-line. Strong safety Shawn Williams is a defensive back with good size and the ability to play either safety spot. He is a good physical hitter, but inconsistent In coverage. Outside linebacker Sean Porter is an undersized, but athletic linebacker with good cover skills and should provide depth. Some of the later picks by the Bengals could also as they picked up depth at O-line, RB, and WR. With another solid draft class, will the Bengals take control of the AFC North?
Browns

(C+)

Has Potential

The Browns didn’t have many picks in the early rounds of the draft due to a 2nd rounder being used in the supplemental draft for WR Josh Gordon and other mid level picks on a trade for WR Davone Bess from the Dolphins. With their 1st round pick, the Browns select defensive end Barkevious Mingo who will move to outside linebacker in the Browns 3-4 he has the speed and athletic ability to do so, but they are hoping to see a consistent pass rush from him. Leon McFadden is a cornerback with great skills who just happens to lack good size he should compete for time at CB and on special teams. The Browns selected depth at safety, DE, and tackle in the later rounds. Have the Browns added enough playmakers to keep up in the AFC North?
Cowboys

(B)

Solid Draft

The Cowboys had a solid draft despite all the controversy over the “reach” for Center Travis Frederick in the 1st round. I had a late 1st round early 2nd round grade on him, but he’s your typical Wisconsin blue collar tough lineman and the best center in the draft in my opinion. He should solidify the center position finally. Tight End Gavin Escobar should help complement TE Jason Witten as another receiver in two tight end sets and could eventually be his replacement. WR Terrance Williams is tall and physical with good speed, they are hoping he can take the job on the outside or at least be a playmaker out the slot. Free Safety J.J. Wilcox is an athletic prospect still learning the safety position hoping to compete for a safety spot. Cornerback B.W. Webb is a small physical small school corner who should compete for time at CB and special teams. RB Joseph Randle is a big back who should complement RB Demarco Murray to help him stay healthy.
Broncos

(B+)

Solid Draft

The Broncos fill the need for a long term defensive tackle in UNC’s Sylvester Williams he’s a big athletic DT that can stop the run and provide a push up the middle; a good blue collar player. He should begin in the rotation and eventually earn the starting job. Running back Montee Ball is considered one of the best running backs in this draft a good one-cut between the tackles runner. Cornerback Kayvon Walker is a physical back with good foot work he’s still raw and needs to continue to develop. Defensive end Quanterus Smith is a raw athlete with good size who has good pass rush ability, but he is coming off of injury. He will join the rotation to help replace DE Elvis Dumervil. Wide Receiver Tavarres King is a raw prospect who will try to find a role as a deep threat. Quarterback Zac Dysert is a big armed QB with all the tools this was a value pick and he could catch on as a 3rd stringer or just provide competition for QB Brock Osweiler. With long term solutions through the draft and a few free agency moves can the Broncos win it all?
Lions

(B+)

Solid Draft

The Lions decide to go D-line again with BYU defensive end Ziggy Ansah he adds athleticism to the line and the Lions hope that he can provide pass rush next to the duo of Suh and Fairley. Cornerback Darius Slay is tall and fast with good size and should help a secondary in need. Both Ansah and Slay have great potential, but their learning curves will be tested. Guard Larry Warford out of Kentucky is a huge lineman who should step right in and help the Lions run game. Defensive end Devin Taylor is tall with good size and should join the defensive line rotation as he continues to add size and technique. Punter Sam Martin should take over the punting duties. In the later rounds, the Lions add offensive depth in wide receiver Corey Fuller, running back Theo Riddick, and Michael Williams. Inside linebacker Brandon Hepburn is a smart player who should help out on special teams. The Lions have another solid draft, but will it be enough to make a leap in the NFC North?
Packers

(B)

Solid Draft

Another solid draft by the Packers as they fill their few positions with needs. In the 1st round, the Packers pick defensive end Datone Jones out of UCLA. He is a versatile defensive lineman who could provide pressure inside and outside, but I expect him to solidify one of the DE spots. Running back Eddie Lacy should be a solid short yardage/power running back and may solve Green Bay’s running back issue. Offensive Tackle David Bakhtiari is a solid lineman, but does not have ideal size for the tackle position and may have to switch inside. Ditto with tackle J.C. Tretter, both will provide depth to make use of their versatility. Running back Johnathan Franklin is a hard running one-cut back who will also compete for the running back job.
Texans

(B)

Solid Draft

Texans decide to finally add a playmaker next to WR Andre Johnson in Clemson wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins he is a receiver with good size that just seems to make plays and has the ability to take over games. Strong Safety D.J. Swearinger is a hard hitting safety who should provide depth behind S Ed Reed and hopefully become his successor. Tackle Brennan Williams will compete for the job at right tackle and worst case scenario provide depth until he is ready. I believe LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery is a steal in the 4th round and should be an athletic lineman to work into the rotation or eventually earn a starting role. Trevardo Williams is a high motor defensive end who will try the switch to linebacker which better fits his size. Tackle David Queensberry is a prospect lineman who should provide depth at the guard and tackle spot until he gains experience. The Texans add good depth to an already solid team, but will this be enough to go deep in the playoffs?
Colts

(C+)

Has Potential

In the 1st round, the Colts select Florida State defensive end Bjoern Werner a high motor athlete with pass rushing ability. There is no doubt in my mind that Werner is ready to contribute as a pass rusher, but I’m not sure if the 3-4 system is the right fit for him. Guard Hugh Thorton is a tall interior lineman with good size; if he does not earn a starting job he will provide good depth with his versatility. Center Khaled Holmes another tall interior lineman with good size should provide depth at both interior spots. DT Montori Hughes is a massive player with the ability to provide a pass rush up the middle which displays his athleticism. Have the Colts done enough to keep the momentum going?
Jaguars

(B-)

Good Draft

Jaguars pick the best offensive tackle in the draft in my opinion in Luke Joeckel out of Texas A&M. Free safety Jonathan Cyprien from Florida International should solidify the position and be a good addition to a secondary in need, as well as, cornerback Dwayne Gratz. Wide receivers Ace Sanders and Denard Robinson add speed and depth to the wide receiver and special teams units. The Jags plan to use Robinson in a slash role. The Jags pickup at least two players to build around showing a step in the right direction.
Chiefs

(B+)

Solid Draft

#1 Overall pick Eric Fisher out of Central Michigan should provide KC with a solid lineman at the RT spot, as LT Branden Albert has been franchised, with the hope that he can handle the blindside for the next decade. Chiefs used their 2nd round pick in a trade for QB Alex Smith, from the 49ers, to solidify the position as the veteran leader. TE Travis Kelce is a good athlete that can catch and block; he should see time in two tight end sets. RB Knile Davis is a big runner who could be the perfect complement to Jamaal Charles if he can stay healthy. Inside Linebacker Niko Johnson should be a good 2-Down run stopper next to Derrick Johnson in the middle. Sanders Commings is a cornerback with great size who should provide depth to the position. Center Eric Kush provides depth at the position, FB Braden Wilson will compete for a job, and DE Mike Catapano is a prospect who should provide depth. After a solid free agency, Chiefs add potential starters and complementary players all throughout the draft.
Dolphins

(B)

Solid Draft

In the 1st round, the Dolphins trade up to get Dion Jordan DE/OLB out of Oregon to provide a pass rush opposite DE Cameron Wake; he’s still raw, but he’s a big athlete. The additions of cornerbacks Jamar Taylor and Will Davis should provide depth to a depleted secondary, as they hope Taylor claims a starting spot. Tackle Dallas Thomas should find a spot at either tackle or guard with the Dolphins hoping tackle. Linebacker Jelani Jenkins provides depth and special teams help. TE Dion Sims is a big tight end who should provide depth and blocking ability. RB Mike Gillislee provides depth and is a big runner with good hands. Kicker Caleb Sturgis hopes to take the starting job from Dan Carpenter. The Dolphins spent a lot of money in free agency and were just as bold in the draft, will it all pay off?
Vikings

(A)

Great Draft

The Biggest Winner in this draft has to be the Vikings. If we went off the 1st round alone the Vikings had a phenomenal draft. All the positions where they lost key players, they replaced with some young talent. They drafted what some are calling a young Warren Sapp in Shariff Floyd. Floyd comes out of the University of Florida and is a force at DT. Made more for the 4-3, but can perform in both. He blows through double teams and is a great run stopper. Can you say “tackles for loss”, that’s what he does. He still has room to improve technique wise, but the Vikes got a steal. They also added a physical corner to replace aging CB Antoine Winfield in Xavier Rhodes. He brings size, strength, and speed, but his hips aren’t the best, his cover skills are above average, and his ball skills aren’t bad. Rhodes will be challenged in the tough NFC North. Bring your lunch rookie you’ll need it. They also added some young WR talent to go along with the newly acquired Greg Jennings with their last pick in the first round they drafted Cordarrelle Patterson. The WR from the University of Tennessee brings size, speed and good hands, He could be great at the next level but he must improve his route running skills. With Patterson, Jennings, and Kyle Rudolph, the pressure is on Christian Ponder to step up. Vikings fans have a lot to look forward to with these young pieces.
Patriots

(C+)

Has Potential

The Patriots had a solid draft, but not a great one as the Patriots usually have. There aren’t any instant playmakers in this year’s draft class for the Pats, but the two WRs taken, Dobson from Marshall and Boyce from TCU, will both have their chances to shine with the departures of Welker and Lloyd. Dobson has great hands and Boyce has great intangibles. Brady has a few new toys to play with. Pats hope linebacker Jamie Collins can help provide pass rush opposite Chandler Jones. They also grab a pair of defensive backs from Rutgers secondary in CB Logan Ryan and Safety Duron Harmon.
Saints

(B)

Solid Draft

The Saints went into this year’s draft with a defensive mindset. We all know what the saints bring to the offensive side of the ball, but last year the Saints were abysmal on defense. With their first pick, they drafted Kenny Vaccaro, the much heralded safety from Texas. Vaccaro posses all the skills to be a great safety at the next level, the only question with him will be can he handle the change of speed in the NFL. The Saints added defensive tackle John Jenkins from Georgia to helps solidify the nose tackle spot as they switch to the 3-4 under Rob Ryan. Could the Saints be more defensive orientated this year? No, but they should be better on that side of the ball than last year. Tackle Terron Armstead is an athletic prospect who the Saints hope can eventually solidify the left tackle position despite coming from a small school. Wide receiver Kenny Stills has a knack for getting open and will provide depth, but don’t be surprised if he gets playing time mid to late next season.
Giants

(B)

Solid Draft

As we all know, the Giants run game last year wasn’t as potent as year’s past. To improve not only their run game, but also protect Mr. Eli, the Giants drafted Tackle Justin Pugh from Syracuse. Pugh is a solid lineman and should win a starting job barring any injury or setback. Jonathan Hankins from Ohio State is a good run stopper with some interior rush and is expected to take up space and provide a rush up the middle because the Giants interior lacks size. The Giants also added Damontre Moore, a once thought top 5 pick by many, to replace DE Osi Umenyiora. He should fit in the rotation well, but he is still raw, just needs some good old NFL seasoning. Quarterback Ryan Nassib is an athletic prospect who should be better off learning behind Eli instead of being thrown to the wolves. Another solid draft by Jerry Reese always finding good value with his picks, but will it be enough to keep up with the teams in the NFC East?
Jets

(B-)

Good Draft

This is one of the most interesting draft classes in this year’s draft. With the trade of shutdown CB Darrelle Revis, many speculated would the Jets go CB or QB. The Jets not only get the number one CB in this year’s draft, Dee Milliner, they also got the number one QB projected by many, Geno Smith. Milliner is a great CB, his cover skills need some improvement, but everything else in his game is flawless. Geno Smith has drawn a lot of criticism because of the playmakers that surrounded him at West Virginia. The Jets have few playmakers so Geno will have to step it up to improve this poor Jets offense. He will battle Mark Sanchez for the starting job. Should be fun to watch. The Jets also added an athletic DT in Sheldon Richardson. He was a TE coming out of high school. He has strong hands and sheds blocks well so he should start this season; he will be a good fit for Rex Ryan’s defense. Guard Brian Winters and tackle Oday Aboushi will help provide depth and competition on the O-line with both as possible starters. Good draft for the Jets, let’s see if it lives up to the expectations.
Raiders

(C+)

Has Potential

The Raiders reached a LOT for the players they picked in this year’s drafted. They have a few players that could be good, but not impact players right away. There two best picks are CB D.J. Hayden from Houston and QB Tyler Wilson from Arkansas. Hayden will start from day one because the Raiders secondary is depleted and was awful last year. With the loss of S Michael Huff, they need all the help they could get. Wilson, on the other hand, will compete with QB Matt Flynn for the starting job. Flynn should win out, if he is motivated from last year after losing his job to rookie Russell Wilson last year. Outside linebacker Sio Moore might earn a starting spot with the Raiders in need of a playmaker from the linebackers unit. Nick Kasa will be a blocking a tight end who provides depth and Latavius Murray is a big back who may be able to complement running back Darren McFadden. Raider Nation this will be another long season for you guys.
Eagles

(A)

Great Draft

In this year’s draft, Chip Kelly had a slight advantage on everyone else because he recruited over half of the players in this draft while at Oregon. The Eagles added depth and got some much needed O-line help. With the addition of Tackle Lane Johnson from the University of Oklahoma, they get a versatile lineman that could play guard or tackle. They also add the second best tight end in the draft in Zack Ertz. Ertz is incredibly athletic for a big guy, a lot like Coby Fleener but maybe even better. Ertz and Brent Celek should create a deadly combination. Eagles also added more competition with Matt Barkley. Defensive Tackle Bennie Logan will join the D-line rotation and provide strength and push against the run mostly from the nose tackle position. Earl Wolff is a hard hitting strong safety who could earn a starting spot. Joe Kruger, brother of linebacker Paul Kruger, is a huge, athletic, long arm defender who has pass rush ability. Cornerback Jordan Poyer could be a steal in the 7th round as he has skills to contribute at cornerback and special teams. The Eagles fans have a LOT to be excited about with their new head coach and draftees.
Steelers

(A)

Great Draft

The Steelers had a great draft all the way up and down their draft board. They drafted smart and didn’t reach at any point in the draft. They get a steal in the middle of the draft with Jarvis Jones. He reminds me of a young James Harrison, not as strong, but just as quick and more athletic. Then they beef up their running game with the workhorse running back from Michigan Star, Le’Veon Bell. He should really help bring back that Steelers running game. They also added a young underrated WR in Markus Wheaton; he’s small but plays big. Safety Shamarko Thomas a small, but hard hitting speedy safety will provide depth or serve as possible insurance for Troy Polamalu in case of injury. Quarterback Landry Jones is a strong armed QB who could learn a lot from Ben Roethlisberger and hopefully fill-in if (when?) injury occurs. Cornerback Terry Hawthorne is a tall athlete with skills who should be able to contribute to a secondary in need. Steelers fans you guys don’t have to worry about being 8-8 this year, the team will be much improved with addition of these young guys.
Chargers

(B+)

Solid Draft

The Chargers checked in with a good draft as well. With their first puck they drafted a SEC tested, Nick Saban coached D.J. Fluker. Fluker is a solid tackle, very fast for a young man his size. He should bolster their O-line very well. They then took the controversial Manti Teo. Forget all of the off the field things, Teo posses great intangibles and instincts. He is a great cover lb who needs to work on his block shredding and add bulk. They also added WR Keenan Allen; Allen is big with strong hands, not very fast but a good jumper who needs route running work. He could be the younger version of Vincent Jackson and add some much needed help for Phillip Rivers. Overall this was a solid draft by the Chargers.
49ers

(A)

Great Draft

The 49ers arguably could have the best draft out of any team a few years down the road with all this potential. The NFC champs added 11 players to an already stacked team. The five major picks to me were Safety Eric Reid, OLB Corey Lemonier, TE Vance McDonald, DE Tank Carradine, and RB Marcus Lattimore. Reid from LSU will be expected to fill big shoes immediately with the loss of pro bowler Dashon Gholston. Corey Lemonier from Auburn adds depth to the #1 lb core in football. He could also play DE if needed. TE Vance McDonald will replace the loss of TE Delanie Walker, and should do well with all the attention on Vernon Davis. While both Tank Carradine and Marcus Lattimore are both bouncing back from knees injuries and will probably have a minimal impact this year, they are great future pieces to replace aging players like DE Justin Smith and RB Frank Gore. This draft makes the Niners a threat for a very long time, great draft.
Seahawks

(B+)

Solid Draft

The Seahawks started using their draft picks early this off-season by trading their 1st rd pick for Percy Harvin. What did they do to add to their team in the draft? Let’s explore. With no 1st round pick or second round pick, the Seahawks were limited with what they could do. Seahawks traded into the 2nd round to select RB Christine Michael out of Texas A&M, he is a good power runner with good speed. He could be groomed as the replacement for RB Marshawn Lynch. They sought to add depth which was the best route to take. They added a big DT in Jordan Hill from Penn State. Hill will be asked to help plug the hole for the Hawks, giving the linebackers more room to fly around. Ditto for huge DT from Bama, Jesse Williams. They also added a big WR Chris Harper from Kansas State. Harper is 6-1, 234lbs. Not very tall but big, he will be in competition for the Seahawks number 4 WR position. He has drawn comparisons to Anquan Boldin, he has strong hands and has solid speed running a 4.5 40. Seahawks also grab another tall cornerback in Tharold Simon to groom, he has good skills and size; but, he must get better with his footwork and technique. Not a great draft, but a good one based on the position the Hawks had. They will compete with the Niners again this year.
Rams

(A)

Great Draft

Where do I start with the Rams? They made a big move early in the draft jumping up to take who most believed was the best player in the draft, WR Tavon Austin. The small but explosive WR from West Virginia is deadly in the open field and the Rams finally add a playmaker to help Sam Bradford. There will be more on Austin in our impact rookie blog. They also added what some said was the best MLB in the draft, Alec Ogletree. A very athletic LB who played safety in high school. He will definitely make this young Rams D better. They also added Austin’s teammate, Steadman Bailey, a big safety from USC T.J. McDonald, and an underrated Center prospect, Barrett Jones from Alabama. Barrett Jones played all over the line in college and his versatility should help the Rams continue to build their O-line. While young, the Rams will be a team to be reckoned with soon. Maybe not this year, but coach Fisher is putting a good solid team together.
Buccaneers

(B+)

Solid Draft

The Bucs made a big splash by trading their first round pick for shutdown corner Darrelle Revis from the Jets. Can you fault them? No way, the Bucs had one of the worst pass defenses last year. With their pick in the second round, they drafted the Thorpe award winner, college football award for best DB, Johnathan Banks. Banks is good, but has some things to work on so learning from vet Revis will not hurt. They could grow to become a deadly combination, if all the chips fall in place. In the 3rd round, they drafted Mike Glennon who will give Josh Freeman some much need QB competition, they are similar strong arm QBs. This could make or break Freeman, we will see. They also added an athletically gifted DE in William Gholston from Michigan State. These three players offer some early impact on the roster and I’m interested to see how the new pass D will fare against the tough NFC South.
Titans

(C+)

Has Potential

The Titans, in my eyes, could have had a lot better draft than they did. While their top 2 picks in Guard Chance Warmack and WR Justin Hunter could blossom into stars, I believe the rest of their players are boom or bust prospects. For example, CB Blidi Wilson, the Titans 3rd round pick from UConn, possess great size and speed. He comes in at 6-1, 195 and ran a 4.39 at the combine. Those numbers make him a great prospect but Wilson does not tackle well, bites on play action often, and gets out muscled for the ball a lot. He is truly a project at the next level; hopefully, he can contribute on special teams. OLB Zaviar Gooden has good speed and strength, but still needs help with footwork and coverage. He will be groomed into a starter. Brian Schwenke is a center with good skill and size. He can play Center/Guard, but needs help with strength and pass blocking. DE Lavar Edwards is a raw prospect with good size who should join the DE rotation. Titans fans, I apologize on behalf of your organization, this draft has set your team back another year, sorry.
Redskins

(B-)

Good Draft

The Redskins drafted 5 big “IF” players with great potential in CB David Amerson from NC State, DE Brandon Jenkins, TE Jordan Reed, S Baccari Rambo, and S Phillip Thomas. Amerson was believed by many to be the #1 CB heading into the 2012 college football season, but after a down season he fell down the draft board. He has good cover skills, and great ball skills, needs to become a better hip turner and stronger. If he plays like he played his 2011 college season, watch out. Brandon Jenkins was a sack machine at Florida State; his speed rush was his deadliest move, constantly getting to ACC QBs. He is a bit undersized for the next level and will need to add to his repertoire to be successful in the NFL. Jordan Reed and Baccari Rambo are both underrated players from the SEC. Reed could definitely be a great TE because of his athleticism but will have to become and better blocker. Rambo is a great tackler, but lacks great cover skills; he just makes plays. Safety Phillip Thomas is a strong, hard hitting tackler who needs to watch double moves and clean up his pass coverage. If all of these players learn and develop more at the next level, RG3 may be wearing a ring sooner than later.

 

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