Miami Dolphins: WR DeVante Parker (No. 14)
Solid pick. Parker doesn’t attack the ball in the air the way you’d like; can he learn to do that?
New England Patriots: DT Malcom Brown (No. 32)
Brown has the ability to shoot into the hole and make plays in the opponent’s backfield. He also got crushed when blockers got their hands on him.
New York Jets: DL Leonard Williams (No. 6)
I’m in wait-and-see mode with Williams. Has the talent; but if he can’t hold up against the run in the NFL, what use is he as a tackle?
Buffalo Bills: No picks.
I wish I could penalize the Bills for that horrendous trade that cost them this year’s No. 1 pick. But alas, that happened in 2014.
Baltimore Ravens: WR Breshad Perriman (No. 26)
Perriman’s deep speed will probably serve as a nice complement to Steve Smith. But, simply put, there were better players on the board.
Cincinnati Bengals: OL Cedric Ogbuehi (No. 21)
Ogbuehi looks smooth and has a bit of a punch in pass protection. He was a virtual non-factor in the run game this year. Do the Bengals pull him on run downs?
Cleveland Browns: DT Danny Shelton (No. 12), OL Cam Erving (No. 19)
Shelton has rare short-area quickness, the anchor and athleticism to defend the run down the line, and the power to collapse the pocket against the pass. Erving is a rare blend of size and agility at center (think Nick Mangold); with the ability to play other positions along the line, he’s a really solid pick.
Pittsburgh Steelers: DE/LB Bud Dupree (No. 22)
He’s an athletic freak, with the strength to set the edge and quickness off the snap. But he’s not some kind of pass-rush phenom, like folks are projecting. After the Jarvis Jones debacle, Steelers fans deserved more.
Houston Texans: CB Kevin Johnson (No. 16)
The more I watched, the more I wondered if he’s the top cornerback in the draft.
Indianapolis Colts: WR Phillip Dorsett (No. 29)
Good player, great fit. His short area quickness and homerun speed will help him get separation underneath. The Colts have a really interesting arsenal of receiving weapons now.
Jacksonville Jaguars: LB/DE Dante Fowler Jr. (No. 3)
I’ll believe the pass-rush hype when I see it. He didn’t use his hands effectively to set the edge on a consistent basis, either.
Tennessee Titans: QB Marcus Mariota (No. 2)
I’m filled with cautious optimism about this experiment. I think Titans fans can trust Wisenhunt to mold the offense to fit Mariota’s skills.
Denver Broncos: DE/LB Shane Ray (No. 23)
Size is a concern.
Kansas City Chiefs: CB Marcus Peters (No. 18)
I’m a bit undecided about Peters. The athletic talent was there, but he seemed to change his mind from play to play about how to play cornerback.
Oakland Raiders: WR Amari Cooper (No. 4)
He’ll be a fine receiver, but he doesn’t tip the scales.
San Diego Chargers: RB Melvin Gordon (No. 15)
Hopefully he sees as many gaping holes as he did at Wisconsin.