2017 NFL draft: Recap of each round with every pick
The 2017 NFL draft concluded Saturday in Philadelphia. Here is a round-by-round recap of the selections.
A look at the seventh-round selections of the NFL draft
219. Minnesota (from Cleveland through San Francisco), Stacy Coley, wr, Miami.
220. Minnesota (from San Francisco through Washington), Ifeadi Odenigbo, dl, Northwestern.
221. Oakland (from Chicago through Arizona), Shalom Luani, s, Washington State.
222. Jacksonville, Jalen Myrick, cb, Minnesota.
223. Tampa Bay (from LA Rams through Miami), Stevie Tu’lkolovatu, dt, Southern Cal.
224. Cleveland (from NY Jets), Zane Gonzalez, k, Arizona State.
225. Los Angeles Chargers, Isaac Rochell, de, Notre Dame.
226. Seattle (from Carolina), David Moore, wr, East Central.
227. Tennessee (from Cincinnati), Josh Carraway, lb, TCU.
228. Dallas (from Buffalo), Joey Ivie, dt, Florida.
229. San Francisco (from New Orleans), Adrian Colbert, s, Miami.
230. Washington (from Philadelphia through Minnesota), Josh Harvey-Clemons, s, Louisville.
231. Oakland (from Arizona), Jylan Ware, ot, Alabama State.
232. Minnesota, Elijah Lee, lb, Kansas State.
233. Carolina (from Indianapolis through Cleveland), Harrison Butker, k, Georgia Tech.
234. Los Angeles Rams (from Baltimore), Ejuan Price, lb, Pittsburgh.
235. Washington, Josh Holsey, db, Auburn.
236. Tennessee, Brad Seaton, ot, Villanova.
237. Miami (from Tampa Bay), Isaiah Ford, wr, Virginia Tech.
238. Green Bay (from Denver), Devonte Mays, rb, Utah State.
239. Dallas (from Detroit through New England), Noah Brown, wr, Ohio State.
240. Jacksonville (from Miami), Marquez Williams, fb, Miami.
241. Tennessee (from New York Giants), Khalfrani Muhammad, rb, California.
242. Oakland, Elijah Hood, rb, North Carolina.
243. Houston, Kyle Fuller, c, Baylor.
244. Oakland (from Seattle), Treyvon Hester, dt, Toledo.
245. Minnesota (from Kansas City), Jack Tocho, cb, NC State.
246. Dallas, Jordan Carrell, dt, Colorado.
247. Green Bay, Malachi Dupre, wr, LSU.
248. Pittsburgh, Keion Adams, de, Western Michigan.
249. Seattle (from Atlanta), Christopher Carson, rb, Oklahoma State.
250. Detroit (from New England), Pat O’Connor, de, Eastern Michigan.
251. x-Cincinnati, Mason Schreck, te, Buffalo.
252. x-Cleveland (from Denver), Matthew Dayes, rb, NC State.
253. x-Denver, Chad Kelly, qb, Mississippi.
Rams choose OLB Ejuan Price of Pittsburgh in seventh round of NFL draft
EJUAN PRICE, OLB
5-11, 241 pounds, Pittsburgh (Round 7, Pick 234)
Notable: Price was sidelined more than two seasons because of pectoral and back injuries but he finished with 29 1/2 sacks, tying Rams tackle Aaron Donald for fourth on the school’s all-time list.
Why Rams drafted him: Playing defensive end, Price last season averaged nearly two tackles for losses per game. The Rams expect him to get into the backfield as a 3-4 edge-rusher.
Last season: Price produced 23 tackles for losses, including 13 sacks. He also forced three fumbles.
Chargers get DE Isaac Rochell of Notre Dame in seventh round of NFL draft
ISAAC ROCHELL, DE
6-4, 280 pounds, Notre Dame (Round 7, Pick 225)
Notable: Elected a captain at Notre Dame, Rochell’s brother is an offensive lineman at Air Force.
Why Chargers drafted him: While not a top-end athlete, Rochell is a big body who is physically capable of moving inside to defensive tackle in the team’s new 4-3 scheme.
Last season: Rochell had 56 tackles last year, providing dependability and durability up front for the Fighting Irish. Not an impact pass rusher, Rochell had just a single sack in each of the last two seasons. His best game came last year in the opener against Texas, when he had nine tackles, including 2.5 for losses.
A look at the sixth-round selections of the NFL draft
185. Cleveland, Caleb Brantley, dt, Florida.
186. Baltimore (from San Francisco), Chuck Clark, db, Virginia Tech.
187. Seattle (from Jacksonville), Mike Tyson, s, Cincinnati.
188. New York Jets (from Chicago through Houston and Cleveland), Elijah McGuire, rb, Louisiana-Lafayette.
189. Los Angeles Rams, Tanzel Smart, dt, Tulane.
190. Los Angeles Chargers, Sam Tevi, ot, Utah.
191. Dallas (from NY Jets), Xavier Woods, s, Louisiana Tech.
192. Carolina, Alexander Armah, de, West Georgia.
193. Cincinnati, Jordan Evans, lb, Oklahoma.
194. Miami (from Philadelphia), Vincent Taylor, dt, Oklahoma State.
195. Buffalo, Tanner Vallejo, lb, Boise State.
196. New Orleans, Al-Quadin Muhammad, de, Miami.
197. New York Jets (from Arizona through Chicago), Jeremy Clark, cb, Michigan.
198. San Francisco (from Baltimore), D.J. Jones, dt, Mississippi.
199. Washington (from Minnesota), Chase Roullier, c, Wyoming.
200. New York Giants (from Indianapolis through New England and Tennessee), Adam Bisnowaty, ot, Pittsburgh.
201. Minnesota (from Washington), Bucky Hodges, te, Virginia Tech.
202. San Francisco (from Denver), Pita Taumoepenu, de, Utah.
203. Denver (from Tennessee), De’Angelo Henderson, rb, Coastal Carolina.
204. New York Jets (from Tampa Bay), Derrick Jones, cb, Mississippi.
205. Detroit, Jeremiah Ledbetter, de, Arkansas.
206. Los Angeles Rams (from Miami), Sam Rogers, fb, Virginia Tech.
207. Cincinnati (from NY Giants through Tennessee), Brandon Wilson, rb, Houston.
208. Arizona (from Oakland), Rudy Ford, s, Auburn.
209. Washington (from Houston), Robert Davis, wr, Georgia Southern.
210. Seattle, Justin Senior, ot, Mississippi State.
Choice forfeited by Kansas City
211. New England (from Dallas), Conor McDermott, ot, UCLA.
212. Green Bay, Kofi Amichia, ot, South Florida.
213. Pittsburgh, Colin Holba, ls, Louisville.
214. Philadelphia (from Atlanta through Tennessee), Elijah Qualls, dt, Washington.
215. Detroit (from New England), Brad Kaaya, qb, Miami.
216. x-Dallas (from Kansas City through New England), Marquez White, cb, Florida State.
217. x-Tennessee (from Cincinnati through NY Giants), Corey Levin, g, Chattanooga.
218. x-Kansas City, Leon McQuay III, s, USC.
Rams take RB Sam Rogers of Virginia Tech in sixth round of NFL draft
SAM ROGERS, RB
5-foot-10, 231 pounds, Virginia Tech (Round 6, Pick 206)
Notable: Rogers began his career as a walk-on. He rushed for 692 yards and four touchdowns, caught 72 passes for 802 yards and seven touchdowns, and also completed three of four passes, including one for a touchdown.
Why the Rams drafted him: Along with his versatility with the ball and as a blocker, Rogers comes from a program that has a history of outstanding special teams play.
Last season: Rogers rushed for 283 yards and two touchdowns and caught 24 passes for 802 yards and seven touchdowns. He also passed for a touchdown.
A look at the fifth-round selections of the NFL draft
145. Denver (from Cleveland), Jake Butt, TE, Michigan.
146. San Francisco, George Kittle, te, Iowa.
147. Chicago, Jordan Morgan, g, Kutztown.
148. Jacksonville, Blair Brown, lb, Ohio.
149. Atlanta (from Rams through Buffalo), Damontae Kazee, cb, San Diego State.
150. New York Jets, Jordan Leggett, te, Clemson.
151. Chargers, Desmond King, s, Iowa.
152. Carolina, Corn Elder, cb, Miami.
153. Cincinnati, Jake Elliott, k, Memphis.
154. Washington (from New Orleans), Jeremy Sprinkle, te, Arkansas.
155. Tennessee (from Philadelphia), Jayon Brown, lb, UCLA.
156. Atlanta (from Buffalo), Brian Hill, rb, Wyoming.
157. Arizona, Will Holden, ot, Vanderbilt.
158. Indianapolis, Nate Hairston, cb, Temple.
159. Baltimore, Jermaine Eluemunor, g, Texas A&M.
160. Cleveland (from Minnesota through NY Jets), Rod Johnson, ot, Florida State.
161. Indianapolis (from Washington through San Francisco), Anthony Walker, lb, Northwestern.
162. Tampa Bay, Jeremy McNichols, rb, Boise State.
163. Buffalo (from Denver through New England), Matt Milano, lb, Boston College.
164. Miami (from Tennessee through Philadelphia), Isaac Ariata, g, Utah.
165. Detroit, Jamal Agnew, cb, San Diego.
166. Philadelphia (from Miami), Shelton Gibson, wr, West Virginia.
167. New York Giants, Avery Moss, de, Youngstown State.
168. Oakland, Marquel Lee, lb, Wake Forest.
169. Houston, Treston Decoud, cb, Oregon State.
Choice forfeited by Seattle
170. Minnesota (from Kansas City), Rodney Adams, wr, South Florida.
171. Buffalo (from Dallas), Nathan Peterman, qb, Pittsburgh.
172. Denver (from Green Bay), Isaiah McKenzie, wr, Georgia.
173. Pittsburgh, Brian Allen, cb, Utah.
174. Atlanta, Eric Saubert, te, Drake.
175. Green Bay (from New England through Cleveland and Denver), Deangelo Yancey, wr, Purdue.
176. x-Cincinnati, J.J. Dielman, c, Utah.
177. x-San Francisco (from Denver), Trent Taylor, wr, Louisiana Tech.
178. x-Miami, Davon Godchaux, dt, LSU.
179. x-Arizona, T.J. Logan, rb, North Carolina.
180. x-Minnesota (from Kansas City), Danny Isidora, g, Miami.
181. x-New York Jets (from Cleveland), Dylan Donahue, de, West Georgia.
182. x-Green Bay, Aaron Jones, rb, UTEP.
183. x-Kansas City (from New England), Ukeme Eligwe, lb, Georgia Southern.
184. x-Philadelphia (from Miami), Nate Gerry, s, Nebraska.
Rams select DL Tanzel Smart of Tulane in sixth round of NFL draft
TANZEL SMART, DL
61, 296 pounds, Tulane (Round 6, Pick 189)
Notable: Smart started the final three years of his college career. He was named first-team All-American Athletic Conference as a junior and senior.
Why the Rams drafted him: Smart’s frame is similar to Rams three-time Pro Bowl tackle Aaron Donald’s. He adds depth to a position group that is regarded as the team’s strength.
Last season: Smart had 18 1/2 tackles for losses, including 5 1/2 sacks. He recovered a fumble and forced another. He made a career-best 67 tackles.
Chargers take OT Sam Levi of Utah in sixth round of NFL draft
SAM TEVI, OT
6-foot-5, 311 pounds, Utah (Round 6, Pick 190)
Notable: Tevi is a converted defensive lineman and still learning how to play tackle at a high level.
Why Chargers drafted him: The Chargers have added a lot of new blood to the offensive line, and Tevi has a chance to earn a place on the team at either right or left tackle. Of the first six picks, he has the lowest floor, but there’s a lot of room to grow.
Last season: Tevi was a starter at Utah, which produced three other linemen drafted in 2017. He looked good at right tackle when an opportunity arose for him to move to that side. While inconsistent, he impressed scouts with his feet and quickness.
Chargers select DB Desmond King of Iowa in fifth round of NFL draft
DESMOND KING, safety
5-10, 201 pounds, Iowa (Round 5, Pick 151)
Notable: Stayed in school after a great junior season, becoming a four-year fixture in the Iowa starting lineup, playing virtually every snap.
Why Chargers drafted him: Scouts have raved about King’s football instincts and smarts after spending so much time playing against top competition in the Big Ten. He’ll transition to safety in the NFL, but he’s got plenty of experience playing cornerback.
Last season: King didn’t quite equal the eight interceptions of his junior season, but he picked off three passes and broke up seven more as a senior. He also was good in the return game, averaging 27.8 yards on kickoffs and 10.2 yards on punts.
A look at the fourth-round selections of the NFL draft
108. Green Bay (from Cleveland), Vince Biegel, lb, Wisconsin.
109. Minnesota (from San Francisco), Jaleel Johnson, de, Iowa.
110. Jacksonville, Dede Westbrook, wr, Oklahoma.
111. Seattle (from Chicago through San Francisco), Tedric Thompson, s, Colorado.
112. Chicago (from LA Rams), Eddie Jackson, s, Alabama.
113. Los Angeles Chargers, Rayshawn Jenkins, s, Miami.
114. Washington (from NY Jets), Samaje Perine, rb, Oklahoma.
115. Arizona (from Carolina), Dorian Johnson, g, Pittsburgh.
116. Cincinnati, Carl Lawson, de, Auburn.
117. Los Angeles Rams (from Buffalo through Chicago), Josh Reynolds, wr, Texas A&M.
Choice forfeited by New England (from New Orleans)
118. Philadelphia, Mack Hollins, wr, North Carolina.
119. Chicago (from Arizona), Tarik Cohen, rb, NC A&T.
120. Minnesota, Ben Gedeon, lb, Michigan.
121. San Francisco (from Indianapolis), Joe Williams, rb, Utah.
122. Baltimore, Nico Siragusa, g, San Diego State.
123. Washington, Montae Nicholson, s, Michigan State.
124. Detroit (from Tennessee through New England), Jaylen Reeves-Maybin, lb, Tennessee.
125. Los Angeles Rams (from Tampa Bay through NY Jets), Samson Ebukan, lb, Eastern Washington.
126. Cleveland (from Denver), Howard Wilson, db, Houston.
127. Detroit, Michael Roberts, te, Toledo.
128. Cincinnati (from Miami through Minnesota), Josh Malone, wr, Tennessee.
129. Oakland, David Sharpe, ol, Florida.
130. Houston, Julie’n Davenport, ot, Bucknell.
131. New England (from Seattle), Deatrich Wise, de, Arkansas.
132. Philadelphia (from Kansas City through Minnesota), Donnel Pumphrey, rb, San Diego State.
133. Dallas, Ryan Switzer, wr, North Carolina.
134. Green Bay, Jamaal Williams, rb, BYU.
135. Pittsburgh, Joshua Dobbs, qb, Tennessee.
136. Atlanta, Sean Harlow, g, Oregon State.
137. Indianapolis (from New England), Zach Banner, ot, Southern Cal.
138. x-Cincinnati, Ryan Glasgow, dt, Michigan.
139. x-Kansas City (from Cleveland through Philadelphia and Minnesota), Jehu Chesson, wr, Michigan.
140. New York Giants, Wayne Gallman, rb, Clemson.
141. x-New York Jets (from LA Rams), Chad Hansen, wr, California.
142. x-Houston (from Cleveland), Carlos Watkins, dt, Clemson.
143. x-Indianapolis (from San Francisco), Marlon Mack, rb, South Florida.
144. x-Indianapolis, Grover Stewart, dt, Albany (Ga.)
Rams choose linebacker Samson Ebukam of Eastern Washington in fourth round of NFL draft
SAMSON EBUKAM, LB
6-3, 240 pounds, Eastern Washington (Round 4, Pick 125)
Notable: Ebukam recorded 24 sacks during his career. He is the second Eastern Washington player drafted by Rams, joining receiver Cooper Kupp.
Why Rams drafted him: Under new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, the Rams are installing a 3-4 scheme. Ebukam is an edge rusher who can fit naturally as an outside linebacker.
Last season: Reynolds had 15 tackles for losses, including 9 ½ sacks. He made 71 tackles, forced two fumbles and recovered three.
Chargers take safety Rayshawn Jenkins of Miami in fourth round of NFL draft
RAYSHAWN JENKINS, safety
6-1, 214 pounds, Miami (Round 4, Pick 113)
Notable: One of 17 siblings, Jenkins is a former high school quarterback who became a part of the lineage of safeties from Miami.
Why Chargers drafted him: After spending their first three picks taking offensive players, the team finally addressed the other side of the ball. Heading into the draft, the Chargers were tied to safeties, and in Jenkins, they get one who checks a lot of the physical boxes.
Last season: Jenkins had 76 tackles, 4.5 for a loss with 1.5 sacks. He intercepted two passes for the Hurricanes and broke up seven more. His ball skills could use work, but he showed the size, speed and strength to make him a solid mid-round selection.
Rams select WR Josh Reynolds of Texas A&M in fourth round of NFL draft
JOSH REYNOLDS, WR
6-foot-3, 194 pounds (Round 4, Pick 117)
Notable: Reynolds scored 30 touchdowns in three seasons. He finished his college career with 12 catches for 154 yards and two touchdowns against Kansas State.
Why Rams drafted him: The Rams are attempting to give Jared Goff varied weapons. Reynolds, at 6-3, is currently the tallest wide receiver on the roster and could be a mismatch for smaller cornerbacks.
Last season: Reynolds caught 61 passes for 885 yards and 12 touchdowns. He caught a touchdown pass in eight consecutive games.
UCLA’s Fabian Moreau and Eddie Vanderdoes go in the third round
The third round was big for UCLA.
Washington selected cornerback Fabian Moreau with the 81st pick, followed by Oakland taking defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes at No. 88.
Moreau might have gone earlier had he not suffered a torn pectoral muscle while bench pressing during UCLA’s pro day. He underwent surgery to repair the injury and expects to be back to full strength for training camp in August.
Vanderdoes overcame a serious knee injury, a torn ACL, during his college career, and in recent months has lost weight and gotten into good shape.
Rams pick Boston College safety John Johnson at No. 91
The Rams moved to address their needs in the secondary, selecting Boston College’s John Johnson in the third round of the NFL draft.
Johnson was chosen with the 91st overall pick.
Johnson, 6 foot and 208 pounds, played safety and cornerback in college. That could help him find a role with a Rams defense thin in quality depth at both positions.
“I think I fit best as a safety, although I think I have a corner body type,” he said during a teleconference with reporters. “I came into Boston College as a corner, and I like covering man to man. I like covering the intermediate zone … but I think I would fit best as a safety.”
Last season, Johnson intercepted three passes and made 77 tackles, including 12 in a 36-30 victory over Maryland in the Quick Lane Bowl.
Johnson is looking forward to playing for defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.
“My excitement level was through the roof,” he said, noting that having played for coordinators with similar schemes, “I think I’ll fit right in.”
JOHN JOHNSON, Safety
6 foot, 208 pounds, Boston College
Notable: Johnson played safety and slot cornerback in college, versatility that could help him as he competes for a spot in defensive coordinator Wade Phillips’ 3-4 scheme.
Why Rams drafted him: The Rams’ lack quality depth at safety and cornerback. With the departure of T.J. McDonald, Lamarcus Joyner is moving from cornerback to free safety. Maurice Alexander and Cody Davis are the only safeties with significant experience.
Last season: Johnson intercepted three passes, broke up nine others and made 77 tackles. He finished his career with 12 tackles in the Quick Lane Bowl.
Chargers select OL Dan Feeney out of Indiana at No. 71
DAN FEENEY, guard
6 feet 4, 305 pounds, Indiana, Round 3, Pick 71
Notable: A first-team All-American at guard and a four-year starter who helped create holes for future NFL runners Jordan Howard and Tevin Coleman.
Why Chargers drafted him: The Chargers’ plans on the first two days of the draft is as clear as possible. Philip Rivers is the team’s best player and biggest star, and Feeney is the third pick made to help make Rivers’ life easier.
Last season: Feeney was one of the best linemen in the nation after returning from a serious concussion early in the year. He played some at tackle due to injuries, but did his best work at guard, where he allowed just one sack in nine games.
What he said: “I’m stoked. I’m definitely excited to go out to L.A. to be a Charger. It’s definitely a dream come true. ... I think I do a lot of things well. I think I can improve on a lot of things also. It’s just a matter of adapting my skill set to the Chargers’ offense and playing to my strengths as best as I can, just getting there and getting right at it as soon as I can. ... I think I showed my versatility [as a senior], where I can go out and play tackle. Probably naturally, I’ll be more of an interior guy in the NFL. I think it showed I’m adaptable, can adjust to changes and step up to the adversity.”
Rams take receiver Cooper Kupp of Eastern Washington at No. 69
Cooper Kupp knows there will be questions about the level of competition.
The Rams on Friday selected the NCAA’s Football Championship Subdivision’s all-time receiving leader in the third round of the NFL draft.
The 6-foot-2, 204-pound Kupp achieved his record-setting career at Eastern Washington.
“I’ve played against some very good football players and I’ve played against some very good team as well,” Kupp said in a teleconference. “I’ve been able to produce in both situations and I believe I prepare to be the best player when I step on the field. That’s not going to change moving up to the NFL.
“I pride myself on that preparation and what it takes it be great. If people want to question that, that’s fine. I’m just going to go out and do what I do and I believe that opinion will change soon.”
Kupp, a Washington native, joins a receiving corps that includes Tavon Austin and Robert Woods among others.
“I think I bring versatility, a guy that’s going to know the offense inside and out,” he said. “A guy that’s going to be ready to go Day 1. I pride myself on that. On learning the offense.
“I know exactly what I need to be, a guy that can be reliable and be able to get first downs. The ability to create in multiple different ways, play wherever you need me to play. I think that’s something that I bring that a lot of receivers can’t.”
Kupp is looking forward to working with quarterback Jared Goff, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft.
“Obviously, having Jared at quarterback and just the potential he’s got to be a great quarterback,” he said.
COOPER KUPP, WR
6-foot-2, 204 pounds, Eastern Washington
Notable: Kupp set NCAA Football Championship Subdivision records with 428 receptions, 6,464 receiving yards and 73 touchdown catches. He caught 40 passes for 716 yards and 11 touchdowns in four games against Pac-12 Conference schools.
Why Rams drafted him: The Rams let 1,000-yard receiver Kenny Britt leave as a free agent. Cupp provides a sure-handed complement for Tavon Austin and Robert Woods.
Last season: Kupp caught a Big Sky Conference record 117 passes for 1,700 yards and 17 touchdowns. He also passed for two touchdowns, rushed for another and scored on a punt return.
Steelers select USC receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster at No. 62
JuJu Smith-Schuster is headed to Pittsburgh.
The Steelers selected the USC receiver Friday night with the 30th pick of the second round (No. 62 overall), choosing him even after star wideout Martavis Bryant was conditionally reinstated earlier this week after his drug suspension.
Smith-Schuster scored 10 receiving touchdowns in each of the last two seasons. After reeling in 89 catches for 1,454 yards in 2015, he dropped off a bit last season with 70 catches for 914.
He will play for the same franchise where USC Athletic Director Lynn Swann assembled his Hall of Fame career.
65. Cleveland Browns: Larry Ogunjobi, DT, Charlotte
The 6-3, 305-pounder has the combination of speed and power to be disruptive along the line of scrimmage.
66. San Francisco 49ers: Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, Colorado
He is big (6-3, 200) for a corner but has 4.45 speed in the 40. THe JC transfer who had an impressive senior season.
67. New Orleans Saints (via trade with San Francisco 49ers): Alvin Kamara, RB, Tennessee
His combination of power and speed make the 5-10, 215-pounder a breakaway threat. He arrives with off-the-field concerns.
68. Jacksonville Jaguars, Dawuane Smooth, DE, Illinois
This 6-3, 265-pounder is a bonafide pass rusher who needs to add strength and pounds to play every down.
69. Los Angeles Rams: Cooper Kupp, WR, Eastern Washington
A good route runner with dependable hands, Kupp (6-2, 205) is not particularly fast.
70. New York Jets: Pat Elflein, C, Ohio State
A bit undersized (6-3, 300) for an NFL center, Elflein has intelligence, toughness and the ability to play guard.
71. Los Angeles Chargers: Dan Feeney, OG, Indiana
A 6-4, 305-pounder who is good blocker in run and pass situations because of his balance and technique. Lacks strength and power.
72. Tennessee Titans (via trade with New England Patriots): Taywan Taylor, WR, Western Kentucky
An explosive athlete at 5-11 and 200 pounds, especially when in open space, who can also return kicks.
73. Cincinnati Bengals: Jordan Willis, DE, Kansas State
An athletic 6-4, 255-pounder who has quickness and power.
74. Baltimore Ravens: Chris Wormley, DT, Michigan
His size (6-5, 295 pounds) and athleticism make him a solid interior defender.
75. Atlanta Falcons (via trade with Buffalo Bills): Duke Riley, LB, LSU
Although this 6-0, 230-pounder only started one year, he is athletic and rangy. All he lacks is raw power.
76. New Orleans Saints: Alex Anzalone, OLB, Florida
He is speedy and athletic, but this 6-3, 240-pounder has had multiple injury problems during his college career.
77. Carolina Panthers (via trade with Arizona Cardinals): Daeshon Hall, DE, Texas A&M
He is quick and rangy at 6-6 and 265 pounds, making him a good edge rusher who just needs to work on his technique.
78. Baltimore Ravens: Tim Williams, OLB, Alabama
Despite starting just two games last season, Williams (6-3, 245 pounds) had 31 tackles (16 for loss) and nine sacks.
79. New York Jets (via trade with Minnesota Vikings): ArDarius Stewart, WR, Alabama
Stewart a powerful player despite lack of size (5-11, 200 pounds) who is known as a good route runner.
80. Indianapolis Colts: Tarell Basham, DE, Ohio
This 6-4, 270-pounder is athletic, quick and powerful. He only needs to work on his technique.
81. Washington Redskins: Fabian Moreau, CB, UCLA
Moreau (6-1, 205 pounds) has the size and strength to play at the next level. He suffered a torn pectoral muscle while bench pressing at pro day and will need until August to heal.
82. Denver Broncos: Carlos Henderson, WR, Louisiana Tech
An undersize receiver with injury issues, Henderson (5-11, 200 pounds) has the speed to be a threat in space as well as down the field.
83. New England Patriots (via trade with Tennessee Titans): Derek River, OLB, Youngstown State
The 6-4, 245-pounder displayed his athleticism with a good showing at the combine.
84. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Chris Godwin, WR, Penn State
A physical presence at 6-1, 210 pounds, Goodwin has breakaway speed and sure hands to make tough catches.
85. New England Patriots (via trade with Detroit Lions): Antonio Garcia, OT, Troy
This 6-6, 300-pounder has the quickness and technique to pass and run block.
86. Minnesota Vikings: Kareem Hunt, RB, Toledo
Hunt (5-11, 215 pounds) is projected as an everydown back because he can run, catch and block. All he lacks is top-end speed.
87. New York Giants: Davis Webb, QB, California
The Texas Tech transfer has the size (6-5, 230 pounds), arm strength and instincts for the NFL but comes with injury problems.
88. Oakland Raiders: Eddie Vanderdoes, DT, UCLA
An interior run stopper, Vanderdoes (6-3, 305 pounds) will need to improve his pass-rushing skills.
89. Houston Texans: D’Onta Foreman, RB, Texas
The 6-3, 230-pounder is known for his power running and top-end speed. He lacks quickness and has had injury problems.
90. Seattle Seahawks: Shaquill Griffin, CB, Central Florida
Although Griffin (6-0, 195 pounds) is extremely athletic, he lacks NFL-type technique.
91. Los Angeles Rams (via a trade with the Buffalo Bills): John Johnson, S, Boston College
Another athletic and rangy defender, Johnson (6-1, 205 pounds) might have to bulk up if he is to be a run stopper.
92. Dallas Cowboys: Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan
A powerful player who lends run support despite his size, Lewis (5-11, 190 pounds) has the ability to make plays.
93. Green Bay Packers: Montravius Adams, DT, Auburn
Adams (6-4, 305 pounds) has the size and quickness to be disruptive along the line, especially the A gap.
94. Pittsburgh Steelers: Cam Sutton, CB, Tennessee
Sutton (5-11, 185 pounds) had a tough senior season coming off an injury but has displayed quickness and cover ability.
95. Seattle Seahawks: Delano Hill, S, Michigan
He has the size (6-1, 215 pounds) to play near the line and cover bigger receivers and tight ends as well as the range to play deep.
96. Detroit Lions (via trade with New England Patriots): Kenny Golladay, WR, Northern Illinois
Golladay (6-4, 215 pounds) has the size, hands and speed to develop into a playmaker.
97. Miami Dolphins: Cordrea Tankersley, CB, Clemson
A playmaker because of his size (6-1, 200 pounds), athleticism and speed.
98. Arizona Cardinals (via trade with Carolina Panthers): Chad Williams, WR, Grambling
Williams (6-1, 205 pounds) might lack size but has the speed to develop into a threat.
99. Philadelphia Eagles: Rasul Douglas, CB, West Virginia
Another rangy, physical corner, Douglas (6-2, 210) has the size to defend the run.
100. Tennessee Titans: Jonnu Smith, TE, Florida International
Although Smith (6-3, 245 pounds) lacks prototypical size, he has the speed and hands to be a top target.
101. Denver Broncos: Brendan Langley, CB, Lamar
The Georgia transfer has the athleticism and speed of a playmaker. He can also return kicks.
102. Seattle Seahawks: Nazir Jones, DT, North Carolina
Although his technique is raw, he has the size (6-5, 305 pounds), speed and power to develop into a starter.
103. New Orleans Saints: Trey Hendrickson, DE, Florida Atlantic
The 6-4, 265-pounder dominated at his level of competition because of his speed but will need to improve technique at the next level.
104. San Francisco 49ers (via trade with Kansas City Chiefs): C.J. Beathard, QB, Iowa
Although undersized at 6-3, 220 pounds, Beathard is a tough competitor with the intelligence to play the position.
105. Pittsburgh Steelers: James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh
The 6-2, 230-pounder is a power runner capable of catching passes who lacks top-end speed.
106. Seattle Seahawks: Amara Darboh, WR, Michigan
He might lack top-end speed, but Darboh (6-2, 215 pounds) make catches in traffic because of his strength and athleticism.
107. New York Jets: Kendell Beckwith, ILB, LSU
A physical presence along the line who has potential as a pass rusher, Beckwith (6-2, 240 pounds) is coming off a season-ending knee injury.
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Bengals select controversial running back Joe Mixon out of Oklahoma at No. 48
Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon is headed to Cincinnati, which added to its reputation for taking chances on players with off-field problems.
The Bengals traded down in the second round, then took the 5-foot-10 running back with the 48th overall pick Friday. Mixon was one of the top running backs in the draft, but dropped because he was suspended his freshman season for punching a woman and breaking bones in her face.
Cincinnati needed a running back after Rex Burkhead left for New England. Plus, Giovani Bernard is recovering from a torn ACL, raising doubts about depth at the position.
The second round of the NFL draft started with a flurry of trades and a couple of defensive back teammates from Washington being selected.
Rams select TE/WR Gerald Everett out South Alabama at No. 44
The Rams’ wait to make their first pick in the NFL draft was made even longer Friday when they traded back in the second round.
The Rams moved down seven spots to No. 44 and selected South Alabama tight end Gerald Everett.
“I think I bring the complete package of a tight end,” Everett said during a conference call with reporters. “Definitely the vertical threat, but also being a blocker in the run game and just being able to create that mismatch anytime in the game.”
Everett joins a tight end corps that includes veteran Cory Harkey – who has played mainly as a fullback – and second-year pros Tyler Higbee and Temarrick Hemingway.
Everett said he played youth football but in high school in Georgia he concentrated on basketball and track until his senior year.
He attended Hutchinson Community College in Kansas before transferring to Alabama Birmingham. He caught 17 passes for 292 yards and a touchdown.
He transferred to South Alabama in 2015 and became a two-time All-Sun Belt selection, catching 90 passes, 12 for touchdowns, in two seasons.
Everett said he visited the Rams before the draft. He said that although he played in a mid-major conference, he thought he would be drafted in the first three rounds.
He is looking forward to playing for McVay, who oversaw the NFL’s third-best offense last season as the Washington Redskins’ offensive coordinator.
“I just can’t wait to get out to Los Angeles and help the Rams win games,” he said. “I’ll do whatever is asked of me, whether it be special teams or receiver or tight end. It doesn’t matter. I just want to contribute to the organization and help them win games.”
GERALD EVERETT, TE/WR
6-foot-3, 240 pounds, South Alabama
Notable: Everett was a basketball standout who played only one year of football in high school before he turned himself into an All-Sun Belt Conference football player. He began his college career at Alabama Birmingham, but transferred when the school temporarily closed the football program.
Why Rams drafted him: The Rams released veteran tight end Lance Kendricks, leaving them thin at tight end. With his jumping ability, Everett is the kind of player that can make plays in the red zone.
Last season: Everett caught 49 passes for 717 yards and four touchdowns. He was third nationally among tight ends in college football in receiving yards. He caught five passes for 103 yards in one game.
Chargers select G Forrest Lamp out of Western Kentucky at No. 38
FORREST LAMP, guard
6 feet 4, 309 pounds, Western Kentucky, Round 2, Pick 38
Notable: A dominant tackle in college earning third-team All-American honors, even scoring a touchdown in his team’s bowl game. He’s already got an endorsement deal with a lighting provider.
Why Chargers drafted him: Philip Rivers needs protection, and the Chargers were lucky the draft board worked out where a first-round graded lineman fell into their laps. He’ll be a massive body that likely helps clear up things on the interior of the Chargers’ offensive line.
Last season: Impressed scouts with a great senior season, dominating in his biggest showcase game against Alabama. His presence on the line helped the Hilltoppers to an 11-3 record and a bowl game win. He caught a lateral toss in the win and ran it in for a nine-yard score.
What he said: “The past 36 hours have been pretty stressful. It’s been up and down and all around, the emotions going back and forth. I couldn’t be happier to be out there in California with the Chargers. It’s a blessing. ... Hopefully, I can [be] a leader out there. A guy who leads by example, who kind of does the right thing at the right place at the right time. Athletic guy who can give [quarterback Philip] Rivers more time ... I think I can play anywhere. I’m pretty versatile. I think I can play left tackle, guard center. Just whatever the team needs. I don’t really have a preference.”
33. Green Bay Packers: Kevin King, DB, Washington
King is big at 6-3 and played safety in his first two seasons at Washington. He moved to corner as a junior.
34. Jacksonville Jaguars (via trade with Seattle Seahawks): Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama
Robinson, a three-year starter at left tackle, was among the nation’s top run blockers. Many NFL teams see him as a right tackle in the pros.
35. Seattle Seahawks (via trade with Jacksonville Jaguars): Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State
A starter since his sophomore season, McDowell finished his college career with 90 tackles, 24 1/2 for loss, and 7 1/2 sacks. He suffered an ankle injury last fall, cutting short his final season.
36. Arizona Cardinals (via trade with Chicago Bears): Budda Baker, S, Washington
His real first name is Bishard, but he got the nickname Budda because his mother thought that as a baby he looked like a Budda doll. He has been compared to Arizona’s Tyrann Mathieu.
37. Buffalo Bills (via trade with Los Angeles Rams): Zay Jones, WR, East Carolina
A sure-handed 6-2 receiver, Jones had an NCAA single-season record with 158 receptions last fall. Finished his career with another record of 399 catches.
38. Los Angeles Chargers: Forrest Lamp, OG, Western Kentucky
Lamp was a three-time all-Conference USA first-teamer as a left tackle. He scored a touchdown in his final college game by catching a screen pass and running across the goal line.
39. New York Jets: Marcus Maye, SS, Florida
Maye was a risk-taker who made lots of big plays but also gave up 10 touchdowns in college. He can play either strong or free safety.
40. Carolina Panthers: Curtis Samuel, WR, Ohio State
Although undersized at 5-11, Samuel’s breakaway speed makes him a threat as a slot receiver who can run the ball.
41. Minnesota Vikings (via trade with Cincinnati Bengals): Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State
Cook assembled the two best single-season rushing performances in school history. He set the yardage record as a sophomore with 1,691, then broke it as a junior with 1,765. He scored 19 touchdowns in each of those seasons.
42. New Orleans Saints: Marcus Williams, DB, Utah
Williams has the versatility to play safety or cornerback, although at 6-1 and 200 pounds is undersized for run support.
43. Philadelphia Eagles: Sidney Jones, CB, Washington
His skill set is among the best at corner, but Jones tore an Achilles’ tendon during pro day and will not play this season.
44. Los Angeles Rams (via trade with Buffalo Bills): Gerald Everett, TE, South Alabama
He’s only 6-3 but has wide receiver skills that he showed the last two seasons with 90 catches and 12 touchdowns for the Jaguars.
45. Chicago Bears (via trade with Arizona Cardinals): Adam Shaheen, TE, Ashland
This 6-6, 275-pound pass catcher set an NCAA Division II single-season record with 70 receptions, gaining 803 yards and scoring 10 touchdowns.
46. Indianapolis Colts: Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida
At 6-1 and 210 pounds, he’s a big corner who can handle bigger receivers. He was a bookend to Teez Tabor in college.
47. Baltimore Ravens: Tyus Bowser, OLB, Houston
Bowser showed a ton of promise as a junior, making 50 tackles with 5 1/2 sacks. But he got into a fight with a teammate, suffered a broken orbital bone and missed a month.
48. Cincinnati Bengals (via trade with Minnesota Vikings): Joe Mixon, RB, Oklahoma
Has the size (6-1, 225 pounds) and speed to play in the NFL, but off-the-field issues make him a risk.
49. Washington Redskins: Ryan Anderson, OLB, Alabama
The 6-3, 255-pounder is considered an average athlete at his position but is a good tackler with top-notch technique.
50. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Justin Evans, S, Texas A&M
Off-the-chart skills makes this 6-0, 200-pounder a playmaker who can deliver a big hit.
51. Denver Broncos: DeMarcus Walker, DT, Florida State
This 6-4, 280-pounder put up some impressive numbers (25 sacks last two seasons) with good pursuit skills, but some question his motor.
52. Cleveland Browns: DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame
A redshirt sophomore, Kizer started 23 games for Notre Dame, which went 12-11 during that span. He threw for 5,809 yards with 47 touchdowns and 19 interceptions.
53. Detroit Lions: Teez Tabor, CB, Florida
Tabor, who has the size (6-0, 200) and athleticism of an NFL corner, had four interceptions each of the last two seasons. Played opposite Quincy Wilson in college.
54. Miami Dolphins: Raekwon McMillan, LB, Ohio State
McMillan (6-4, 240) was the nation’s top-rated linebacker coming out of high school, and was a finalist for the Butkus Award in college.
55. New York Giants: Dalvin Tomlinson, DT, Alabama
At 6-3 and 310 pounds, he has the size and skill to play from nose tackle to defensive end.
56. Oakland Raiders: Obi Melifonwu, S, Connecticut
A four-year starter at UConn, Melifonwu (6-4, 225) was the team’s top tackler last season with 118. He also had four interceptions and broke up three passes.
57. Houston Texans: Zach Cunningham, OLB, Vanderbilt
Cunningham led the SEC with 115 tackles and four fumble recoveries this season. He was a fixture in the nation’s top red-zone defense. He was a finalist for the Butkus Award, presented to college football’s top linebacker.
58. Seattle Seahawks: Ethan Pocic, C, LSU
Although tall (6-6) for a center, his size (310 pounds), ability to play multiple positions and intelligence make him a no-brainer in this spot.
59. Kansas City Chiefs: Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE, Villanova
He is athletic, smart and possesses the size (6-7, 285 pounds) to excel as a pass rusher, but needs to develop lower body strength and technique to compete in NFL.
60. Dallas Cowboys: Chidobe Awuzie, CB, Colorado
Awuzie (6-0, 200) started as a freshman and was solid as a senior, but put up his best numbers as a junior with 90 tackles, four sacks, two interceptions and 10 pass breakups.
61. Green Bay Packers: Josh Jones, S, N.C. State
Although Jones (6-1, 220) has the size and skill to play either safety position, he lacks experience after only starting one season in college.
62. Pittsburgh Steelers: JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC
Although he lacks breakaway speed, Smith-Schuster (6-1, 220) has the size and skill, especially as a route runner, to be a possession receiver.
63. Buffalo Bills (via trade with Atlanta Falcons): Dion Dawkins, OG, Temple
With improved technique and a move from tackle in college to guard in the pros, Dawkins (6-4, 315) has the size, strength and athleticism to excel.
64. Carolina Panthers: Taylor Moton, OT, Western Michigan
A four-year starter in college, Moton (6-5, 320) is athletic and physical. He might move inside to guard because of a lack of outside technique.
New Orleans Saints select OT Ryan Ramczyk of Wisconsin with final pick of first round
No. 32 New Orleans Saints: Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin
A Division III transfer from Wisconsin Stevens Point, Ramczyk redshirted in 2015 then moved to left tackle last season. He had surgery in January following a hip injury.
Quick take: The Saints need to protect Drew Brees. Ramczyk can step in and play right tackle immediately, and he can eventually move to the left side.
San Francisco 49ers make a trade to select ILB Reuben Foster of Alabama at No. 31
No. 31 San Francisco 49ers (via trade with Seattle Seahawks): Reuben Foster, ILB, Alabama
Foster, considered the best inside linebacker in this class by many scouts, might have slipped a bit after being dismissed from the combine after an argument with a medical worker.
Quick take: There was a time when the 49ers might have taken him at No. 2. Amazing that Foster tumbled this far.
Pittsburgh Steelers take OLB T.J. Watt of Wisconsin with 30th pick
No. 30 Pittsburgh Steelers: T.J. Watt, OLB, Wisconsin
Watt, whose older brother, J.J., is an NFL star, had an outstanding season for the Badgers last fall, finishing with 63 tackles (15 ½ for loss), 11 ½ sacks, four pass breakups, two forced fumbles and an interception return for a touchdown.
Quick take: James Harrison, who provided most of the team’s edge pressure, is 38. The Steelers can use someone who can get to opposing quarterbacks.
Cleveland Browns select TE David Njoku of Miami at No. 29
No. 29 Cleveland Browns (via trade with Packers): David Njoku, TE, Miami
Njoku is incredibly athletic and led the nation as a high school senior by high jumping 6-11. The Nigerian native mostly shared tight end duties at Miami.
Quick take: After beefing up their defense, the Browns turned to an offensive target. They still need to sort through their QB situation, but they have picks.
Dallas Cowboys take DE Taco Charlton of Michigan with 28th pick
No. 28 Dallas Cowboys: Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan
Charlton, who suffered an ankle injury in the first half of last season’s opener against Hawaii, played in 10 ½ games last fall and had 9 ½ sacks.
Quick take: The Cowboys liked Barnett, Harris and McKinley, too. They need to ramp up their pass rush, and Charlton helps.
Buffalo Bills use 27th pick to select CB Tre’Davious White of LSU
No. 27 Buffalo Bills (via trade with Kansas City Chiefs): Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU
The disruptive White broke up 14 passes last season, eighth-best in the FBS. He’s the first LSU cornerback taken in the opening round since Morris Claiborne in 2012.
Quick take: The Bills need to get younger and better in their secondary, especially with Nickell Robey-Coleman heading to the Rams.
Atlanta Falcons trade up to No. 26 and select OLB Takkarist McKinley of UCLA
No. 26 Atlanta Falcons (via trade with Seattle Seahawks): Takkarist McKinley, OLB, UCLA
A junior college transfer, McKinley is an elite edge rusher with perhaps the fastest first step in this class. Better at getting upfield than dropping back in coverage.
Quick take: Falcons were looking for a bookend to Vic Beasley, and McKinley is a good fit. Good enough for them to trade up.
Cleveland Browns choose DB Jabrill Peppers of Michigan at No. 25
No. 25 Cleveland Browns (via trade with Houston Texans): Jabrill Peppers, DB, Michigan
Peppers lined up everywhere for the Wolverines and at times played offense, defense and special teams. After the combine, there was an ESPN report that he had a diluted drug test, surely affecting his draft stock.
Quick take: The Browns go defense, defense, picking up a player who can start at strong safety and bolster the special-teams unit. Peppers is ultra-versatile.
Oakland Raiders use 24th pick to select CB Gareon Conley of Ohio State
No. 24 Oakland Raiders: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State
Conley had planned to attend the draft, but went home after an allegation of sexual assault surfaced against him. (He has denied it and has not been arrested or charged.) His stock had been on the rise to that point.
New York Giants take TE Evan Engram of Mississippi at No. 23
No. 23 New York Giants: Evan Engram, TE, Mississippi
At 6-3, 234, Engram is built more like a receiver than a prototypical NFL tight end. The only team that successfully shut him down last fall was Louisiana State, and that was by using a combination of two first-round talents, safety Jamal Adams and cornerback Tre’Davious White.
Quick take: Eli Manning gets a fellow Ole Miss alumnus who can catch and block. Giants are restocking their offense with weapons.
Miami Dolphins take DE Charles Harris of Missouri with 22nd pick
No. 22 Miami Dolphins: Charles Harris, DE, Missouri
Harris had a strong career at Missouri, finishing seventh on the all-time sacks list with 18. Half of those came last season.
Quick take: Dolphins add an explosive edge rusher after adding linebackers Lawrence Timmons and Kiko Alonso.
Detroit Lions use 21st pick to select ILB Jarrad Davis of Florida
No. 21 Detroit Lions: Jarrad Davis, ILB, Florida
Davis was second-team all-Southeastern Conference despite being slowed by a leg injury last season.
Quick take: Lions finished 31st in sacks last season. Davis helps solidify the interior of their defense. Team still needs an edge rusher.
Denver Broncos select OT Garett Boles of Utah at No. 20
20. Denver Broncos: Garett Bolles, OT, Utah
A junior college transfer who served a Mormon mission, Bolles played just one season at Utah. He never played on offense in high school, so he has just three seasons of experience at offensive tackle.
Quick take: Bolles is 25 and served his mission in Colorado Springs, Colo., so in a sense he’s coming home to the Broncos.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers select TE O.J. Howard of Alabama with 19th pick
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: O.J. Howard, Alabama
Howard didn’t put up huge numbers in college, but he showed up big in the biggest games. In consecutive national championship games against Clemson, he compiled nine receptions for 314 yards with three touchdowns.
Quick take: Instead of taking a running back, the Buccaneers gave Jameis Winston another target. Howard is outstanding blocker and receiver.
Tennessee Titans select CB Adoree’ Jackson of USC at No. 18
18. Tennessee Titans: Adoree’ Jackson, CB, USC
Among the most versatile players in the draft, Jackson is dangerous on special teams and caught 39 passes in his three seasons.
Quick take: The Titans not only fill a need on defense, but get a spectacular special-teamer. First USC defensive back to be taken in first round since Troy Polamalu in 2003.
Washington Redskins use 17th pick to take DE Jonathan Allen of Alabama
17, Washington Redskins: Jonathan Allen, DE, Alabama
Allen was projected as a first-round pick last year but decided to return to school. He subsequently turned in his best season, with 69 tackles – 16 of them for losses – and 10 1/2 sacks. He won the Bronko Nagurski (best defensive player), Chuck Bednarik (best defensive player) and Ted Hendricks (best defensive end) awards.
Quick take: Nobody dreamed Allen would slide this far, but a run on QBs and concern about Allen’s shoulders pushed him down.
Baltimore Ravens select CB Marlon Humphrey of Alabama at No. 16
16. Baltimore Ravens: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama
Humphrey is the son of former NFL running back Bobby Humphrey.
Quick take: Best receivers are off the board, and Ravens can never have enough corners in that division. Humphrey has that Alabama pedigree.
Indianapolis Colts select FS Malik Hooker of Ohio State with 15th pick
Indianapolis Colts select FS Malik Hooker of Ohio State with 15th pick
Coming out of high school, Hooker was a Division I basketball prospect. On the football field, he’s a playmaker and a ballhawk.
Quick take: Hooker had seven interceptions last season, one fewer than the entire Colts team. He can roam centerfield for them.
Philadelphia Eagles take DE Derek Barnett of Tennessee with 14th pick
14. Philadelphia Eagles: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee
Barnett set the all-time career sack record at Tennessee with 33, one more than NFL Hall of Famer Reggie White. The record-setting sack came in Tennessee’s bowl win over Nebraska.
Quick take: The Eagles like to build their lines with high draft picks. Barnett broke college sack record of one-time Eagles great Reggie White.
Arizona Cardinals use the 13th pick to take OLB Haason Reddick of Temple
No. 13 Arizona Cardinals: Haason Reddick, OLB, Temple
Reddick, who walked on to his college team, was among the fastest risers this offseason. He led the Owls with 10½ sacks last season, but showed scouts at the Senior Bowl that he could excel when playing in “space,” using his sideline-to-sideline range.
Quick take: Former Temple coach Bruce Arians adds to his edge-rushing arsenal. A quarterback can wait with the top three off the board.
Houston Texans trade up to No. 12 to select QB Deshaun Watson of Clemson
No. 12 Houston Texans (via trade with Cleveland Browns): Deshaun Watson, QB Clemson
Watson finished his college career with a 420-yard passing performance against Alabama in the College Football Playoff national championship game. He directed Clemson’s 35-31 come-from-behind victory, securing the school capture its first football title since 1981.
Quick take: Texans become the third team to trade up for a quarterback. Bill O’Brien was determined to find an answer.
New Orleans Saints select CB Marshon Lattimore of Ohio State at No. 11
11. New Orleans Saints: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State
Widely considered the best cornerback in the draft, Lattimore was hobbled by hamstring injuries early in his college career and started just one season.
Quick take: Hamstring issues worried some teams, but Lattimore is a steal for defensively challenged Saints.
Kansas City Chiefs trade up to take QB Patrick Mahomes II of Texas Tech with 10th pick
10. Kansas City Chiefs (via trade Buffalo Bills): Patrick Mahomes II, QB, Texas Tech
Mahomes was the nation’s leading passer last fall. He finished his college career with 11,252 yards passing and 93 touchdowns.
Quick take: Trading up 17 spots to get him, the Chiefs clearly love Mahomes, who can learn at the elbow of Alex Smith then take over.
Cincinnati Bengals pick WR John Ross of Washington at No. 9
9. Cincinnati Bengals: John Ross, WR, Washington
Ross broke the scouting combine record with a scorching 40-yard dash time of 4.22 seconds. After missing the 2015 season because of a knee injury, he bounced back last fall with 81 catches for 1,150 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Quick take: Surprising move here, but could send shock waves through the AFC North. With A.J. Green and Ross, this team can really take the top off a defense.
Carolina Panthers select RB Christian McCaffrey of Stanford at No. 8
8. Carolina Panthers: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford
The son of former Stanford and NFL standout Ed McCaffrey, Christian was a threat all over the field, leading the Football Bowl Subdivision in all-purpose yards the past two seasons with an average of 276.0 in 2015 and 211.5 last fall.
Quick take: Ron Rivera wants to turn down the heat on Cam Newton. The versatile McCaffrey, who can line up at WR too, will help do that.
Chargers fans like the selection of Mike Williams
Los Angeles Chargers take WR Mike Williams of Clemson at No. 7
7. Los Angeles Chargers: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson
The 6-foot-4 Williams had 1,361 yards receiving last season, third in school history behind current NFL standouts Sammy Watkins (1,464) and DeAndre Hopkins (1,405).
Quick take: Williams, a great jump-ball receiver, could be the next iteration of Vincent Jackson or Malcom Floyd for Philip Rivers.
New York Jets take strong safety Jamal Adams of LSU with sixth pick
6. New York Jets: Jamal Adams, SS, Louisiana State
The son of former first-round pick George Adams, Jamal is one of the best athletes in this class and a heralded leader.
Quick take: The Jets have drafted defense every year since 2010. Adams is essentially a quarterback for the other side of the ball.
Tennessee Titans select WR Corey Davis of Western Michigan with fifth pick
5. Tennessee Titans: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan
Davis was the MAC offensive player of the year last season, with 97 catches for 1,500 yards and 19 touchdowns.
Quick take: Titans essentially take Davis sight unseen, as he has yet to work out because of a bad ankle. Need weapons for Marcus Mariota.
Jacksonville Jaguars use the fourth pick to get RB Leonard Fournette of LSU
4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette, RB, Louisiana State
Fournette’s most productive season came during his sophomore year, when he led the nation with 162.8 yards a game and scored 22 touchdowns.
Quick take: After picking almost entirely defensive players last year, the Jaguars take a pounding running back who can make a difference. Back to a Maurice Jones-Drew offense.
San Francisco 49ers take DE Solomon Thomas of Stanford with third pick
3. San Francisco 49ers: Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford
Thomas had eight sacks last season. He had a sack on his final collegiate play, in fact, bringing down North Carolina’s Mitch Trubisky on a potential game-tying two-point conversion in the waning moments of Stanford’s victory in the Sun Bowl.
Quick take: The 49ers use their top pick on a defensive lineman for the third year in a row, but they needed to continue rebuilding that front. GM John Lynch grabs a player from his alma mater.
Chicago Bears swap picks with San Francisco 49ers to select QB Mitchell Trubisky at No. 2
2. Chicago Bears: Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina
Trubisky, a one-year starter for the Tar Heels, set single-season school records for passing yards (3,748), completions (304) and touchdown passes (30). He had just six interceptions.
Quick take: Head fake by the Bears, who looked like they were going for defense. Bad news for just-acquired Mike Glennon.
Cleveland Browns select DE Myles Garrett of Texas A&M with first pick of NFL draft
1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M
Garrett had 31 career sacks for the Aggies, ranking second on the school’s all-time list to Von Miller. A leg injury caused Garrett to miss three games last season, and he was hobbled for the rest of the year.
Quick take: The Browns were 30th in sacks last season, and instead of taking a quarterback opted for a safer pick: an elite pass rusher.