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2019 NFL Draft Day 3 Best Available

Steve Shoup

Quarterbacks: Tyree Jackson, Jarrett Stidham, Ryan Finley

-Jackson is a solid developmental option. He’s got size, athletic ability and arm strength, to go along with strong leadership abilities. Stidham has a little upside as well, but even more of a project. Finley has the best floor of the group, but the lowest ceiling. He can be a solid cheap back-up option.

Running backs: Dexter Williams, Bryce Love, Rodney Anderson

-Not a deep running back group. I do believe Bryce Love is worth a shot. Had he not gotten injured at the end of the college football season he likely would already be off the board. He may need to be on IR for a year, but come 2020 you could have a nice weapon out of the backfield.

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Wide Receivers: Hakeem Butler, Riley Ridley, Emanuel Hall, Kelvin Harmon, Anthony Johnson, Stanley Morgan

-Lot of talent left in this group. Butler, Ridley, Hall and Harmon can all be starting outside receivers. Butler especially is a surprised to still be on the board as he put up a quality workout to match his production in college. Johnson and Morgan are a touch below the first group, but still quality prospects who can contribute early in their career and grow into starting roles.

Tight Ends: Foster Moreau, Alize Mack, Kaden Smith

-Most of the high quality tight ends are off the board, but there are a few guys left who can contribute. Moreau and Mack could both challenge for number 2 TE roles as a rookie.

Offensive Line: David Edwards, Dennis Daley, Michael Jordan, Ben Powers, Dru Samia, Beau Benzschawel, Lamont Gaillard

-Strong group overall of OL talent left. This entire group could push for either a starting role or the primary back-up job. Most of these guys are ready to play and probably won’t need a ton of refinement at the next level. All of them look like safe high floor bets, with varying degrees of upside.

Defensive Line: Renell Wren, Gerald Willis, Isaiah Buggs

-All three of these interior guys should be able to come in and contribute with heavy rotational snaps. Wren especially has the skill set to be a disruptive force versus the pass and should earn a lot of playing time early in his career.

EDGE Rushers: D’Andre Walker, Christian Miller, Anthony Nelson, Charles Omenihu, Austin Bryant

-Really solid group here at the start of the 4th round. Walker and Miller are true speed EDGEs who can fit in any system. Nelson and Omenihu are probably better suited for more predominately 4-3 defenses. They aren’t going to do as well standing up and can be at their most effective when they kick inside on some passing downs.

Linebackers: Mack Wilson, Vosean Joseph, Te’von Coney, Cameron Smith

-Wasn’t that high on the ILB group in this class to begin with. Wilson’s workout numbers really hurt him, and are a big reason why he’s still available. I see this group mainly as back-up caliber guys, who can be used as spot starters.

Cornerbacks: Julian Love, Amani Oruwariye, Isaiah Johnson, Corey Ballentine, Kendall Sheffield

-Really impressed with this group still available. Feel like Love, Oruwariye and Johnson could all push for top 3 corner roles as rookies and play at a decent level. All three have quality starting upside and pretty decent floors. Ballentine and Sheffield are an interesting next group. Both probably need a year (Sheffield coming off an injury), but have long term starting potential.

Safeties: Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Deionte Thompson, Amani Hooker, Jaquan Johnson

-Strong safety group remaining as Gardner-Johnson and Thompson were both generally considered top 50 prospects. They both have a few minor flaws, but both look capable of being good starting safeties at the next level. Gardner-Johnson especially is a surprise given his athletic profile and versatility. Behind them, Amani Hooker and Jaquan Johnson are a solid next tier of safeties. Both have starting upside as well and can contribute as rookies as a 3rd safety.



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