Round 1: Forrest Lamp. Very strong at the POA, plays with great leverage in the run game and uses hands to fit inside, not a mauler but has a mean streak and an attitude that sends a message to the defense. I know our defense is trash, but the more I think about it our D can be built in a year or two but Andrew can't take much damage for long. IMO Lamp is a special enough talent to pass on D in round 1 and solidify our O-line and potential make it a strength. Haeg vs Clark at RT makes them both better, Costanzo in a contract year better be more consistent or he may be replaced. Lamp or bust at 15, no other OL is worth the pick.
Round 2: Chidobe Awuzie. Awuzie is a great athlete that has a smooth back pedal and can turn and run very well. Aggressive tackler, although he needs to learn to run through the ball carrier. Tends to get flat footed when pressing or breaking on a ball, but those things are coachable. Versatile to play outside but best in the slot.
Round 3: Sidney Jones/Fabian Monreau. Sidney Jones is the perfect corner for our scheme. Probably the best man cover CB in this class. Has a nice punch with long arms and great footwork to mirror WRs. If medicals seem to be positive I wouldn't hesitate. Fabian Monreau is a great athlete who can break on the ball on create turn overs. He plays better in off man, something we dont do a lot.
Round 4: Stevie Tui'kolovatu. The ideal NT in for our 3-4. Gap eater and penetrator, very strong punch at POA, uses hands really well to get hands off, violent on almost ever rep. 25 year old rookie and not prototype height for NT is why he lasts this long, but I think he starts for us year 1.
Round 4: Jeremy McNichols. One of my favorite backs in the class. I think he can fall here because he is not the most complete of all the backs this year. Hes not a guy who can be your workhorse, but give him 10-15 carries target him 5 times in the pass game and let him return Kicks and he makes a huge impact on your team.
Round 4: Eddie Jackson/John Johnson. Before Eddie Jackson broke his leg he was making a strong campaign to be a 1st round pick as the best FS in this years draft. The injury happened pretty early in the year and he will be looked past in such a deep S class. His Pro day will be very telling on how damaging the injury was, if he runs well this would be such a steal. Plus he gets to sit and rest another year, possibly playing sparingly. Alternative is John Johnson, former corner who has really nice ball skills for a safety. Didn't impress at the combine and elite NFL athletes might be a problem. Could be a potential starter or solid sub package/rotational player.
5th Round: TRADE-Mychal Kendricks. Yes I Cheated!! But this is all the Eagles want, if I was Chris Ballard I would've already done it but no rush just make it happen!
Great start to re building our D and taking advantage of the corner depth. Risky picks with Jones and Jackson, but a team like us desperate for elite talent takes the chance. Lamp fills the final piece to our O-line because competition at RT gets super intense making the winner that much better. I definitely see the Zach Martin comparison and I wouldn't pass that up.