Miami Dolphins: Minkah Fitzpatrick — S, Alabama
Alabama defensive players year after year appear to be in the first picks of the NFL draft. This year one of the top players will be Minkah Fitzpatrick. He led the team with six interceptions and 186 interception return yards, returning two more pick-sixes to set the school career record with four. He was named a first-team All-American by multiple outlets for his efforts (66 tackles,, seven pass break-ups). Also, he helped his team to win the National Championship vs Georgia in that great comeback.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Vita Vea — DT, Washington
NFL-worthy size with thick hips and powerful upper body. Can be very intimidating at point of attack. Able to overpower lighter guards and usually pummels centers when isolated on them. Has power to press blockers off of his frame and the hip rotation and flexibility to dislodge them. Vea is a freak athlete, as few man can do what he’s able to at his size.
Washington Redskins: Da’Ron Payne — DT, Alabama
Another Nick Saben defensive player. Tall, heavy and strong. Built like a wall of granite with exceptional lean muscle mass. Tremendous natural strength. Compared with Brandon Williams and expecteded to be drafted in the first or second round. He may land ins Miami Dolphins, the Baltimore Ravens, Atlanta Falcons. Soecially looking forward to the future.
However his strength, quick OL can cross his face and find positioning to wall him off. Lacks a plan as a rusher. Can get better with using hands as rush weapons.
Marcus Davenport — LB/DE, Texas-San Antonio
Long explosive pass rusher, who understad how to get to the QB. According to his NFL profile he is long-levered with a frame proven to add weight. Has good quickness in lateral slides down the line of scrimmage to close out running lanes. Aggressive demeanor as a hitter. Will unload with force from his hips and Wrap up carriers. Drives through the target. Plays with fluid directional change to alter his path to the ball when getting downhill.
However, same report indicates that he has delayed acceleration in his pursuit and is unable to consistently close out runs to the perimeter
Oakland Raiders: Kolton Miller — OT, U.C.L.A.
Colton Miller, started in all 13 games at left tackle in 2017. He was named second-team All-Pac-12 Conference by the league coaches . With thata UCLA OL group improved its rushing output by almost a full yard per carry from 2016. Rushing yardage, rushing touchdowns and rushing first downs all went up for the Bruins . UCLA ranked third in the conference in total offense in 2017.
However, NFL Draft profiles indicates that the main weakneses are that he is not a natural bender and plays with perpetually high pad level, his height may be a hindrance in handling traffic around the edge and stiff hips in kick-slides rob him of lateral quickness to mirror and punch edge racers.
Buffalo Bills: Tremaine Edmunds — LB, Virginia Tech
Out of Virginia Tech, a fast and big player, a complete Linebacker, he can cover the slot, blitz and in the edges. According to the NFL profile he is excellent lateral quickness to scrape and stalk. Uses his size and speed to cast a wide, playmaking net and cover large swaths of grass. Twitches for a second when it is time to make a play. Spins out of blocks to find his way back into the play. Combines length with rare reactive athleticism and agility to access and tackle opportunities from unconventional angles. Captures and finishes as a tackler at highly efficient rate.
However same report indicate that he needs to add more upper and lower body strength. Average base strength and high center of gravity create issues holding up at the point of attack.
Los Angeles Chargers: Derwin James — S, Florida State
Out of Florida State, 6″3′ high. He is tall, had long arms and sure tackling. He is expected to be selected in the first round. In the NFL draft analysis, is considered to be a versatile weapon that can be deployed anywhere on the field on any given snap. Quick to squeeze routes approaching his area of influence. He is an impact player and leader in the locker room. Some analyst compare him to Eric Berry.
Green Bay Packers: Jaire Alexander — CB
Twitchy and quick, Alexander is an instinctive cornerback with the ability to anticipate routes and the quickness to close on throws and make plays on the ball. He tape in 2017 was uneven due to issues with a sprained knee which could raise concerns over his durability considering his slender build. When healthy, he has the potential to become a second cornerback, but teams may view him as a full time nickel cornerback who is able to avoid the rigors of excessive run support (NFL Draft Profile)
Dallas Cowboys: Leighton Vander Esch — LB, Boise State
From Boise State a fast mover, who accelerates quickly from side to side. He’ll take good angles when attacking capable of navigating and avoiding traffic, and good a run stopping. However reports indicate that he is a solid tackler, but he is not as effective as some of the other top linebacker prospects.
Detroit Lions: Frank Ragnow — C, Arkansas
Experienced at right guard and center; team captain. excellent overall athletic testing at the Arkansas pro day. Strong, agile and with good burst. Scheme-versatile thanks to lateral agility and length. Also has the power to anchor when lined up at center. Mean, tough drive-blocker who has excellent finishing skill (Bletcher Report)