Jacksonville Jaguars Roster Prediction and Look Ahead

The Jacksonville Jaguars wrapped up the preseason with a 28-12 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, going winless in four meaningless exhibition games. The Doug Pederson era is officially here and the team will look to start the season with a win against the Washington Commanders. Who will be the 53 players to make that trip? I’m going to make my best educated prediction for the final Jacksonville Jaguars roster and give some overall thoughts on the team.

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Jacksonville Jaguars Roster Prediction: Offense (25)

Quarterbacks:

Trevor Lawrence, CJ Beathard. Everyone is looking forward to seeing Trevor Lawrence play in a real offense. Expect him to put himself firmly in the conversation of best young quarterbacks in the NFL.

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Running Backs:

James Robinson, Travis Etienne, Snoop Connor, Mekhi Sargent. For at least a few weeks, it would be wise to roster a fourth back. The top two options are both fresh off devastating injuries and Snoop Connor is a rookie.

Wide Receivers:

Christian Kirk, Zay Jones, Marvin Jones Jr., Jamal Agnew, Laquan Treadwell, Tim Jones. The Jacksonville Jaguars have a tough choice here. Tim Jones pushed Laquan Treadwell for his spot last offseason and likely wouldn’t clear waivers, if released. The team has Travis Etienne, Jamal Agnew and to a lesser extent, Evan Engram, to fill the role of Laviska Shenault. Jones and Treadwell help the receiver room more than the former second round pick.

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Tight Ends:

Evan Engram, Chris Manhertz, Dan Arnold, Luke Farrell. Doug Pederson loves his tight ends. The team has four capable players headed into the regular season.

Offensive Line:

Cam Robinson, Ben Bartch, Luke Fortner, Brandon Scherff, Jawaan Taylor, Walker Little, Tyler Shatley, Cole Van Lanen, Will Richardson Jr. The offensive line should be much improved this season, but there are some red flags with how the unit fared in the run game this preseason.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are not going to be the “Greatest Show on Turf.” However, an offense that was atrocious last season should be much improved. Christian Kirk has a chance to be a star in this offense. Evan Engram has a chance for a career year. Doug Pederson’s fingerprints will be all over the unit, and that is a good thing.

Jacksonville Jaguars Roster Prediction: Defense (25)

Defensive Line:

Foley Fatukasi, DaVon Hamilton, Adam Gotsis, Jay Tufele, Dawuane Smoot, Roy Robertson-Harris, Arden Key. The defensive line is perhaps the deepest position group on the roster, evidenced by the Jaguars releasing Malcolm Brown. Arden Key might end up the best defensive addition since Calais Campbell.

Linebackers:

Josh Allen, Travon Walker, Devin Lloyd, Foyesade Oluokun, Chad Muma, Jamir Jones, K’Lavon Chaisson, Shaquille Quarterman. The Jacksonville Jaguars made former Georgia star Travon Walker the number one overall pick in April, and both he and Josh Allen will flourish in this defense. Jamir Jones earned his roster spot with a stellar camp.

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Cornerbacks:

Shaquill Griffin, Tyson Campbell, Darious Williams, Tre Herndon, Montaric Brown, Xavier Crawford. There are some tough cuts to be made at corner. Xavier Crawford deserves a roster spot.

Safety:

Rayshawn Jenkins, Andre Cisco, Andrew Wingard, Daniel Thomas. The team could opt to carry a fifth safety on the roster, but Daniel Thomas outplayed Rudy Ford and keeping an extra corner means Ford won’t be relied on in the slot this season.

Duval will be proud of the defense this season. The pass rush looks much better, and the overall athleticism of the unit and scheme should provide plenty of turnover opportunities. The run defense and the team’s ability to defend screens and athletic tight ends is a question mark until it isn’t. The Jacksonville Jaguars roster has improved dramatically in terms of talent and athleticism.

Jacksonville Jaguars Roster Prediction: Special Teams (3)

Kicker:

James McCourt. The Irish native likely secured his roster spot as soon as he connected on his 54-yard attempt against the Atlanta Falcons. He also produced touchbacks on all the kickoff opportunities. Hey, it worked out well for the Jaguars the last time they claimed a kicker released by the Chargers.

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Punter:

Logan Cooke. Logan Cooke might be the best player at his position on the Jaguars roster. He is one of the best punters in the NFL.

Long Snapper:

Ross Matiscik. Ross Matiscik has been unchallenged since he became the team’s long snapper.

The kicking game was catastrophic for the Jaguars a season ago. McCourt hasn’t missed a kick since being claimed, but he will need to be consistent when it matters to keep his job. Kickoff coverage should look much better with more touchbacks.

Predicting how cut down day will go is always tricky. Surprise cuts, trades, and the waiver wire mean it’s a volatile situation. Plenty of players across the league will make the “final cut”, only for the team to find an upgrade as better teams purge their rosters.

The Jacksonville Jaguars roster appears to be much improved from a season ago. Time will tell if it is enough to climb out of the league’s cellar in terms of wins and losses.

Initial Scouting Report: Phil Jurkovec

There is not a more important position in any sport than that of quarterback. Great ones are rare. They lift teams around them and hide a litany of shortcomings. Bad ones destroy seasons and careers. Anything else is almost worse, stuck in some sort of purgatory unable to win significant games or acquire premium draft capital to add talent to the roster. Phil Jurkovec is going to be one of the more debated quarterback prospects to watch this fall. Much is subject to change, but here is my initial scouting report of Phil Jurkovec.

Boston College has been a competitive team with Jurkovec at the helm, and a dismal one without him. The returning fifth-year senior will look to show he is fully recovered from a significant injury to his throwing hand suffered in 2021 and cement himself as one of the best quarterbacks in the country ahead of the 2023 NFL draft.

Jurkovec started his career at Notre Dame, going 6-14 in limited action across two seasons before transferring to Boston College. In his first season as a starter he was able to pass for 2,558 yards and 17 touchdowns, and just 5 interceptions. He compiled 914 yards and 7 touchdowns in a shortened 2021 season.

I watched several full games (Notre Dame ’20, North Carolina ’20, Virginia Tech ’21, Georgia Tech ’21) and fragments of others to gauge where Phil Jurkovec is as a quarterback prospect for this initial scouting report.

At A Glance

Phil Jurkovec possesses a fantastic combination of size, athleticism, and arm talent. At 6’5″, 226 pounds he looks the part. Boston College regularly took advantage of his mobility, and he has recorded eight rushing touchdowns to date. His arm is capable of making every throw asked.

Boston College has prepared Jurkovec well with a pro-style offense. There should not be a steep learning curve at the next level. Run-pass option plays are a staple, leading to quick decisions. Despite that, Jurkovec is incredibly aggressive with the football and often tests defenses deep.

Wins and losses are generally an unfair metric to judge quarterbacks by. However, Boston College is 2-6 without Jurkovec, and 10-6 with him. His inconsistent play and stats following a return late last season must be shown to be behind him this fall.

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Phil Jurkovec Scouting Report

Strengths

  • Pocket mobility
  • Dangerous runner
  • Smart under pressure
  • Excellent velocity and arm strength
  • Aggressive

Weaknesses

  • Experience
  • Decision making
  • Lower body mechanics
  • Recognition

Overall Summary

Phil Jurkovec is a mobile, big-armed quarterback prospect who has a skill set perfect for the modern NFL. He routinely evades pressure and maintains his balance through contact to extend plays. He is a dangerous runner, by design or improvisation.

I’m not sure he’s ever seen a window that he thought was too small for him to fit a pass in. I listed aggressive as a strength of his, because it is. He plays with a gunslinger mentality. His velocity allows him to attack congested areas and his arm is more than capable of throws deep and to the sidelines.

Accuracy is inconsistent at times, in large part due to poor mechanics in his lower half. He willingly throws without setting his feet, off his back foot, and without generating torque with his hips, relying on his arm. When these issues are not present, he is very accurate.

Decision making is an area that must improve throughout the 2022 season. When under duress, he does a solid job of finding the hot route or getting rid of the football if he is unable to use his legs. His poor decisions come when he has too much time and tries to force passes into double, or triple, coverage. Lack of experience shows in struggles to recognize disguised coverages and delayed drops. Several turnovers were a direct result of Jurkovec not being able to diagnose coverage.

Current Evaluation and Projection

While some of the turnovers and paltry completion percentage are bound to drop Jurkovec in the eyes of some, I am very much in on him as a franchise-altering quarterback prospect. I believe he would have had a much different season had he not suffered the injury. Returning to Boston College was absolutely the right choice, but his combination of talent and athleticism likely would have still resulted in a day two selection in the 2022 draft.

I expect Jurkovec to be one of the most productive and cerebral players in the nation this fall. Another year of maturity and experience should do wonders for his comfort and decision making, as well as recognition. I absolutely expect him to play himself into most observers top three, and perhaps even top two, quarterbacks in the 2023 draft. If he plays the way I anticipate, and stays healthy, I anticipate placing a top 20 grade on him when I present my final scouting report.

As far as teams who may be looking for a new quarterback in the 2023 NFL draft that make sense for Jurkovec, there are several. The Vikings, Dolphins, Saints and Commanders all make sense as potential landing spots depending on how their current quarterbacks perform this fall.

Initial Scouting Report: Cedric Tillman

The University of Tennessee has put several receivers in the NFL that have found success. Marquez Calloway, Josh Palmer, Velus Jones Jr. have all made their way to Sundays. Next up? The first Volunteer wide out to cross the 1,000 yard mark in a season since Justin Hunter did it in 2012, 5th year senior Cedric Tillman. Let’s dive into the initial Cedric Tillman scouting report.

Tillman is a big, physical football player. Listed at 6’3 215 pounds according to the official Volunteer website, Tillman became returning QB1 Hendon Hooker’s favorite target a season ago. He was able to amass 64 receptions for 1081 yards and 12 touchdowns in his fourth season. He had only eight receptions in the prior three seasons combined.

I broke down four games (Florida, Missouri, South Carolina, Alabama) to get a sense of Cedric Tillman as a 2023 NFL draft prospect.

Best game watched: Missouri

Worst game watched: Florida

Cedric Tillman at a Glance

The scouting report on Cedric Tillman starts, undoubtedly, with his physicality. He is not a physical wide receiver, he is a physical football player. Tennessee routinely moves him across formations. He excels on the boundary, in the slot, is sent through the backfield in motion, and takes snap as an H-Back. Tillman is as versatile a receiver as they come, and is the definition of scheme-friendly.

Tillman is a threat to all levels of the field. He lacks fear when attacking the middle of the field and has strong enough hands to handle targets in traffic. His size and strength, combined with his speed, make him dangerous on screens and rub routes as well as attacking deep. He is a willing and able blocker, as evidenced by his snaps in line and at H-Back.

Returning for a fifth season made perfect sense for Tillman. He has one year of production to his name, and the continuity on Rocky Top bodes well for success this fall. There’s several areas Tillman must improve on in order to be an impact player in the National Football League, however.

Cedric Tillman Scouting Report

Strengths

  • Size, speed, and scheme versatility make him a fit in virtually any offense
  • Excellent hands, diamonds away from the body, and rarely drops passes
  • Excellent ability to high point and control his body along the boundary
  • Capable with the ball in hand, strong YAC player
  • Plus blocker in the running game
  • 20 catches for 20+ yards, 9 for 40+
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Weaknesses

  • Lacks elite top-end speed
  • Incomplete route tree
  • Inefficient cuts in and out breaks costs speed and separation
  • Slow feet when setting up releases against press
  • Several instances of taking plays off
  • One year of production

Overall Summary

Cedric Tillman is a talented receiver prospect with a penchant for making big plays. He is adept at working back to the pass and extending routes to help his quarterback. His size and strong hands make him a valuable weapon. Tillman’s play strength and ability to generate YAC are exciting for a prospect his size and play style.

NFL scouts will assuredly be watching to see if Tillman carries his momentum over from a breakout 2021 season, as the Volunteer offense is poised to rely heavily on him once again. Improvement as a route runner and quicker feet are imperative if Tillman is to take a step forward and separate himself from the pack at the position.

2022 gives Cedric Tillman a chance to showcase all aspects of his game. He should continue to excel when given big play opportunities, and his versatility will continue to be showcased.

Current Evaluation and Projection

Cedric Tillman absolutely would have been drafted had he declared for the 2022 NFL draft following a stellar season. The depth of the class and his rough route running likely would have pushed him to the early day three range. His top-end speed is a question mark teams will want answered as well, in addition to seeing how he fares in agility drills.

I anticipate Tillman having an even more productive season this fall. The chemistry he has with Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker is real, and he has experience being a focal point of an offense to rely on. Route running will likely still leave something to be desired. I expect to value Tillman as a mid-to-early day two prospect some months from now, but time will tell.

Identifying potential fits for Cedric Tillman in the NFL is difficult, as he can work inside any offense in the league. I would keep an eye on any organization with a young quarterback who may look to add a sure handed, willing blocker with deep play ability. Teams like the Ravens, Eagles, Jaguars, Bears, and Chiefs come to mind.

Initial Scouting Report: Andre Carter II

Army EDGE and 2023 NFL draft prospect Andre Carter II
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Andre Carter II is a senior EDGE prospect who plays for Army. In 2021, he emerged as one of the most productive pass rushers in college football in his first year as a full time player, posting 14.5 sacks and even recording an interception. With the college football season around the corner, let’s dive into the scouting report on Andre Carter II.

The box score is often deceptive. I watched three games (Western Kentucky, Wake Forest, Air Force) to get a feel for Carter II and see where the 6’6″, 260 pound pass rusher stands headed into the 2023 NFL draft.

Best game watched: Air Force

Worst game watched: Wake Forest

At a Glance

Andre Carter II possesses everything an NFL defensive coordinator covets in an EDGE. He is a towering 6’6″, with arms almost 34-inch arms. At 260 pounds, he is strong enough to anchor his base and shed would-be blockers. Physically, he is an imposing specimen with the frame to add another ten to fifteen pounds of mass comfortably.

In Army’s defense, Carter II is a true 3-4 outside linebacker. He seldom puts his hand in the dirt and looks fluid and at ease in a two-point stance. Beyond being just a pass rusher, Army regularly tasks him with zone and flat coverage responsibilities.

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Andre Carter II Scouting Report

Strengths

  • Explosive first step
  • Attacks the football when the opportunity arises
  • Elite strength-to-power as a pass rusher
  • Fluid in space and comfortable in coverage
  • Active at the line of scrimmage impacting the passing lanes
  • Relentless motor

Weaknesses

  • Lacks a plan as a pass rusher
  • Raw in advanced pass rush techniques
  • Fails to take advantage of his length consistently
  • Will occasionally fail to contain in run defense and over run the arc
  • Struggles to keep lineman out of his chest and gets trapped
  • Lower body flexibility and ability to bend is a major question mark

Overall Summary

Andre Carter II found massive success in 2021. Often able to use an explosive first step to blow by offensive tackles and disrupt plays before they began, he is a superior athlete against his level of competition. He shows the ability to convert speed-to-power as good as any pass rusher in the country at times. He shows a good swim move and occasionally a cross chop and long arm.

2022 should see Carter II further develop as a pass rusher and learn how to use his length more effectively and more consistently. He is very raw, and already very good. His ability to make plays in space and in coverage is massively underrated and exemplifies the kind of play-maker he is.

NFL scouts will absolutely keep an eye on the young pass rusher this fall. He is a phenomenal athlete, though not on the Travon Walker/Jadeveon Clowney level of freakish ability. Getting stronger at the point of attack, maintaining his responsibilities in run defense, and developing a more complete arsenal as a pass rusher will be crucial.

Current Evaluation and Projection

Had Andre Carter II been in the 2022 NFL draft class, I would have comfortably placed an early day 2 grade on him based on upside alone. He would have been a top 50 prospect on my overall big board. I firmly believe that will be his floor going into the 2023 NFL Draft. When it comes to pass rushers, bet on tools and traits. Carter II has both. I look forward to coming back to this report as the season progresses and will be watching closely when he partakes in agility drills.

As I mentioned above, Carter II is a true 3-4 outside linebacker. Some fan bases who should familiarize themselves with him are the Chargers, Rams, Cowboys, Jaguars, Chiefs, Jets, Bucs. Hybrid fronts that get creative with blitz packages and hiding pressure will fit him well.

2022 Mock Draft: Erik Hindenburg’s First and Final Mock

The 2022 NFL Draft is finally (and thankfully) upon us. Months of discourse, debates and trolling the mentions of those with differing opinions can lead to most of us just ready for it to all be over, even if just for a week. The staff here at ATB have released several 2022 mock draft pieces this week, and despite my hiatus from content, I just had to get in on the fun.

Full disclosure: this is a predictive mock, not the decisions I would make. I’m only doing a couple of trades in the first round. I’m too lazy to do them in the second, sorry!

As always, I welcome all feedback. Let me know you love, what you hate and why you think I’m an idiot on Twitter (@HindenburgScout). The draft is better than Christmas morning, let’s go! 

2022 NFL Mock Draft: Erik Hindenburg Edition

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1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Travon Walker, EDGE Georgia. The Jaguars take a risk here, passing on the “safe” option in Aidan Hutchinson. Walker is an athletic specimen with all the traits to become an elite player on Sundays. The current regime is trusting the coaching staff to develop a raw prospect with potential, something that historically just hasn’t happened for Jacksonville.

2. Detroit Lions: Malik Willis, QB Liberty. Many will expect the Lions to take the hometown kid in Aidan Hutchinson, and they very well may. I don’t believe they will. Dan Campbell has surely figured out that Jared Goff is not the guy to tie his reputation to. Willis is far from perfect as a prospect, and is most certainly the beneficiary of a subpar quarterback crop. He has very enticing traits and is, by all accounts, a leader of men and a high character individual. 

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3. Houston Texans: Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE Michigan. Hutchinson was never going to fall out of the top 3. The Houston Texans need talent across the board. The Heisman runner up gives them a bonafide pass rusher to bolster the defense, and a player who should make a significant impact as a rookie. 

4. New York Jets: Ikem Ekwonu, OT NC State. The Jets need to figure out their offensive line, including the future of former first round pick Mekhi Becton. Ekwonu is the definition of a bully, and there are whispers that the league is higher on him than the rest of the tackle class.

5. New York Giants: Evan Neal, OT Alabama. Once the heavy favorite to be the first overall pick, Evan Neal gives the Giants true bookend tackles for the next decade. Andrew Thomas and Neal will make as good of a starting tackle duo as one can find in the NFL. 

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6. Carolina Panthers: Matt Corral, QB Ole Miss. It happens every single year. There are two categories every team fits in: those who have their franchise quarterback, and those who are desperate to find one. The Panthers are firmly in the latter category, and the owner has made it clear that needs to change. Enter Corral, who’s scheme makes it difficult to project him as a pro. His mobility, arm and production are enough to make the Panthers pull the trigger. 

7. New York Giants: Jermaine Johnson, EDGE Florida State. The Giants continue to emphasize the trenches. Johnson is a very good run defender and still developing pass rusher, with the potential to be a consistent double-digit sack defender. 

8. Atlanta Falcons: Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE Oregon. Atlanta is in bad shape. They just need good football players. Luckily, KT is available here and should be a huge boost to the defense. 

9. Seattle Seahawks: Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner, CB Cincinnati. The Seahawks are entering a rebuild. Pete Carroll and John Schneider hope to work the same formula that worked with a young Russell Wilson. Gardner is an alpha, and will be a leader in the secondary. 

10. New York Jets: Jameson Williams, WR Alabama. After failing to trade for Tyreek Hill several weeks ago, the Jets add the speed and play-making ability to the WR room in Williams. Coming off of a torn ACL, Williams should be full go by the season opener. 

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11. Washington Commanders: Derek Stingley Jr., CB LSU. Stingley was crowned a future top pick after one of the best freshman campaigns in recent memory in 2019. Injuries and a subpar LSU team have cooled off his stock some, but there’s every chance he ends up the best player in this draft class. 

12. Minnesota Vikings: Kaiir Elam, CB Florida. Elam is a fantastic plug-and-play corner for the Vikings. This corner class has some really, really good players. There’s not many better than Elam. 

13. Houston Texans: Kyle Hamilton, S Notre Dame. Kyle Hamilton is one of the best pure playmakers in the draft class. Don’t over think his 40-yard dash. He’s going to be a perennial Pro Bowl player. 

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14. Baltimore Ravens: Jordan Davis, DT Georgia. The AFC North, and the Baltimore Ravens, will always be synonymous with physical football and strong defenses. Adding Davis to the DL rotation improves the front dramatically. 

15. Philadelphia Eagles: Garrett Wilson, WR Ohio State. The Eagles are all in on Jalen Hurts, at least for this season anyways. Devonta Smith is fantastic, but adding another top-flight option is a must. Wilson is a fantastic prospect who fits in well with the Eagles offense. 

16. New Orleans Saints: Kenny Pickett, QB Pittsburgh. Pickett isn’t generally regarded as having the highest ceiling, but he’s competitive, accurate, and fits the culture and offense in New Orleans. The presence of Jameis Winston gives the team the freedom to let Pickett acclimate at his pace instead of throwing him in the fire. 

17. Los Angeles Chargers: Logan Hall, DL Houston. There’s growing buzz that Hall is likely to hear his name called opening night. The Chargers are a logical landing spot as they look to bolster the trench of their defense. 

18. Philadelphia Eagles: Andrew Booth Jr., CB Clemson. The Eagles need corner help. Booth is regarded very highly by some evaluators I have a ton of respect for, and I’m quite high on the former Tiger as well. 

19. New Orleans Saints: Drake London, WR USC. London may very well end up being the best pass catcher in this group. He’s big, physical, and dominant in contested catch situations. He’s exactly what’s needed in the Saints offense.

20. Pittsburgh Steelers: TRADE to Jacksonville Jaguars. Jacksonville Jaguars: Chris Olave, WR Ohio State. The Jaguars have invested millions of dollars upgrading the supporting cast around Trevor Lawrence. Olave is the next big investment. The best route runner in the draft class with great speed and reliable hands, he slides into the X role. Doug Pederson’s offense requires versatility at the position, and Olave should see time all over the field.

(TRADE COMPENSATION: JAX receives #20, Pitt receives #33, #106, 2023 2nd round)

21. New England Patriots: Zion Johnson, OL Boston College. The Patriot Way. It’s not flashy, but it’s effective. Zion Johnson is a starter as a rookie and should be one of the best interior lineman in the league very early in his career. 

22. Green Bay Packers: Treylon Burks, WR Arkansas. After trading away the best receiver in the NFL, the Packers add a match-up nightmare in Treylon Burks. He’s a big play waiting to happen, and can line up all over the field. 

23. Arizona Cardinals: Charles Cross, OT Mississippi State. The Cardinals get a hell of a player at this juncture of the draft in Cross, who is an immediate upgrade over DJ Humphries. 

24. Dallas Cowboys TRADE to Kansas City Chiefs. Kansas City Chiefs: Trent McDuffie, CB Washington. The Chiefs defense played above its talent level a season ago. Adding talent to a secondary that just lost its leader in Tyrann Mathieu is a must. Armed with extra picks, the Chiefs are aggressive in ensuring they get their guy.

(TRADE COMPENSATION: KC receives #24, DAL receives #29, #50, 2023 6th round)

25. Buffalo Bills: Kyler Gordon, CB Washington. Back-to-back Washington corners off the board with Gordon bolstering the Buffalo secondary. Given the star power in the AFC currently, this makes sense. 

26. Tennessee Titans: Travis Jones, DT UCONN. Travis Jones may have been the biggest beneficiary of the pre-draft process and hearing his name called in Round 1 shouldn’t shock anyone paying attention. 

27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Trevor Penning, OL Northern Iowa. Penning plays nasty, and I’m not sure whether he projects better inside or out. Either way, he can start or be really good depth for the Bucs. 

28. Green Bay Packers: Devin Lloyd, LB Utah. The Packers get a very good football player in Lloyd. The position may be seeing some devaluation right now, but Lloyd can start and be an impact player for the Green Bay defense. 

29. Dallas Cowboys (KC): Tyler Smith, OL Tulsa. Tyron Smith is one of the greatest of all time, but his time is coming. Tyler Smith can compete at OG or RT until eventually taking over Dak Prescott’s blindside. Tyler is raw, but he plays with a mean streak and has all the traits to develop into a top tier OT. 

30. Kansas City Chiefs: Devonte Wyatt, DL Georgia. Wyatt is a tremendous football player who will be a heavy part of the rotation immediately. Kansas City is known to take chances with off-field concerns. 

31. Cincinnati Bengals: Tyler Linderbaum, OL Iowa. The Bengals aggressive approach to the offensive line continues. Linderbaum is considered by most to be the best pure center in the class. 

32. Detroit Lions: Christian Watson, WR NDSU. I think there are better receivers available here for the Lions. I also think the H/W/S and raw potential of Watson is going to be too much to pass on. 

Second Round

33. Pittsburgh Steelers (Jax): Desmond Ridder, QB Cincinnati. The Steelers trade back and still get their guy. The Steelers haven’t made it secret that they are interested in quarterbacks, and want a mobile one. Ridder has plenty of physical traits to be excited about, and goes to a situation where he doesn’t have to start right away. 

34. Detroit Lions: Nakobe Dean, LB Georgia.

35. New York Jets: George Karlaftis, EDGE Purdue. 

36. New York Giants: Jahan Dotson, WR Penn St.

37. Houston Texans: Kenyon Green, OL Texas A&M. 

38. New York Jets: Quay Walker, LB Georgia.

39. Chicago Bears: Skyy Moore, WR Western Michigan.

40. Seattle Seahawks: George Pickens, WR Georgia. 

41. Seattle Seahawks: Bernard Raimann, OL Central Michigan. 

42. Indianapolis Colts: Lewis Cine, S Georgia.

43. Atlanta Falcons: Sean Rhyan, OL UCLA.

44. Cleveland Browns: Nik Bonitto, EDGE Oklahoma.

45. Baltimore Ravens: Alec Pierce, WR Cincinnati. 

46. Minnesota Vikings: Leo Chenal, LB Wisconsin. 

47. Washington Commanders: Demarvin Leal, DL Texas A&M.

48. Chicago Bears: Jaqaun Brisker, S Penn St.

49. New Orleans Saints: David Ojabo, EDGE Michigan.

50. Dallas Cowboys (KC): Drake Jackson, DE USC. 

51. Philadelphia Eagles: Chad Muma, LB Wyoming. 

52. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jamaree Salyer, OL Georgia. 

53. Green Bay Packers: Phidarian Mathis, DL Alabama. 

54. New England Patriots: John Metchie III, WR Alabama. 

55. Arizona Cardinals: Christian Harris, LB Alabama. 

56. Dallas Cowboys: Darrian Beavers, LB Cincinnati. 

57. Buffalo Bills: Breece Hall, RB Iowa St.

58. Atlanta Falcons: Jalen Tolbert, S. Alabama. 

59. Green Bay Packers: Wan’Dale Robinson, WR Kentucky.

60. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Arnold Ebiketie, EDGE Penn St.

61. San Francisco 49ers: Perrion Winfrey, DL Oklahoma. 

62. Kansas City Chiefs: Kenneth Walker III, RB Michigan State.

63. Cincinnati Bengals: Roger McCreary, CB Auburn.

64. Denver Broncos: Trey McBride, TE Colorado State.