Top 50 NFL Draft prospects (40-31)

40. Charles Harris, Mizzou, Defensive end

He didn’t play football until his senior year in high school so he is still very raw. He’s got a natural ability to get after the quarterback and will likely be a pass rush specialist at the next level.

39. Jake Butt, Michigan, Tight end

The knee injury he suffered in the Orange bowl is going to see him slide but make no mistake he is the most complete tight end in this draft with his ability to block in line and split out wide in passing situations.

38. Juju Smith-Schuster, USC, Wide receiver

He’s a guy who doesn’t rely on speed but gets open running accurate routes and uses his big body to make contested catches. Think Anquon Boldon as a pretty accurate comparison in the NFL.

37. Mitchell Trubisky, UNC, Quarterback

His lack of experience is going to hurt him as he only played one year at North Carolina, but he did show a good command of the offense throwing for over 3000 yards and just 6 interceptions. He also has some athletic ability and shows off some prototypical traits.

36. Tim Williams, Alabama, Line-backer

There are questions about his character and off field issues but you can’t deny his ability to rush the passer. Even though he wasn’t an every down player at Alabama the NFL will value the special ability to hunt down quarterbacks.

35. Jourdan Lewis, Michigan, Cornerback

Lewis possesses outstanding effort and allows very few completions when thrown at him in bump and run coverage. He has first round talent but is a little undersized compared to what teams have been looking for in recent drafts.

34. Jarrad Davis, Florida, Line-backer

He struggled with some leg injuries last year but he is a dominant run stopping middle line backer at the next level. He can get lost in coverage and will have to get used to NFL quickness but I think he could go in the first round to the right team.

33. Hassan Reddick, Temple, Line-backer

This guy has rocketed up draft boards with a great showing at the senior bowl demonstrating his ability to cover in space as well a incredible test results at the combine. He could become a dominant edge rusher in the NFL.

32. Alvin Kamara, Tennessee, Running back

This guy is a sleeper pick. He shows great explosiveness in short spaces and has a underrated home run threat. An added advantage he has is that he doesn’t have the mileage on the tyres compared some of the other rushers in this class.

31. Quincy Wilson, Florida, Cornerback

Incredible length and range that fits best in zone and off coverage. Think Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks as a good comparison. However, I don’t think he is quite quick enough to play in a man coverage scheme.

 

 

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