Today we finish up our latest mock. As always, I’ve listed the drafter’s twitter handle next to their pick so go ahead and let them know what you think of their drafting ability!
4.01 Budda Baker, DB, Washington @pacificscouting
Baker is an absolute playmaker. He’s always around the ball every play. Baker can lineup as a corner, nickel corner, and a free safety. He’s one of the rangiest players in this class and I think he would be a very good free safety for a team. His ball skills and nose for the ball should serve him well in the NFL.
4.02 Raekwon Mcmillan, LB, OSU @fulst_rosto
The former 5-star recruit is a dominant run defender who excelled in his sophomore year, which continued into his junior year as he led the Buckeyes in tackles both years. Give me a player who will not lower his standards against all odds, evident with his 15 tackles in the 31-0 loss to Clemson in 16.
4.03 Jalen Reeves-Maybin, LB, Tennessee @Kered_Eel
A little on the small side, but very athletic. And I think he has the coverage skills to play all 3 downs.
4.04 Anthony Walker, LB, Northwestern @duckzfan50
Has the skill set to be a 3 down LB at the NFL level.
4.05 Brian Boulware, LB, Clemson @FatAdamSchefter
He brings his lunchbox to every single game and plays with gusto & heart. Reincarnation of Chris Borland? Hmmm….
4.06 Evan Engram, TE, Ole Miss @DFF_JohnIDP
Playmaker who will need to be moved around. Will win matchups and could be a nice weapon.
4.07 Curtis Samuel, RB, Ohio State @allpurposeyrd8g
An impact player as he can be used as a running back or wide receiver. Has above average athletic ability, very sudden and fluid in his routes. Quick twitch player that is a threat every time he has the ball.
4.08 KD Cannon, WR, Baylor @DFF_Madman
This is not my favorite WR in the draft, but at this point, he’s a steal. Smallish WR with wheels, style, and toughness. Very productive college player. Has plenty of what I call “transferable skills.”
4.09 Brian Hill, RB, Wyoming @nateclever8
Might be the steal of the draft, hope he lands in a good spot.
4.10 Obi Melifonwu, S, UCONN @josh44444
I really wanted to go LB with this pick but the run on LBs from 4.02 to 4.05 took my top two remaining LBs. I really like Obi, big physical S that can run. Had a ton of tackles last year.
4.11 Dede Westbrook, WR, Oklahoma @DFF_MattK
Dede could be a PPR monster in the right situation, a team with a stud #1 who can garner double coverage in order to allow Dede to work against single coverage. Playing out of the slot, Dede can use his speed and ability to run after the catch to stretch defenses. He might struggle against press coverage but should destroy most slot corners in the NFL.
4.12 Marlon Mack, RB, South Florida @FFBlitz
5.01 Davis Webb, QB, Cal @pacificscouting
I needed to grab a QB here before pickings get real slim. Webb checks all the boxes from a physical standpoint. He has good velocity on throws and probably the quickest release in this draft. Had a very solid year at Cal and he can build on that at the next level.
5.02 Brad Kaaya, QB, University of Miami @fulst_rosto
With not taking a QB high in a superflex rookie draft I will take one in a late round as a project to stash, The U’s Pro style Junior QB fits this bill. Kaaya is fearless standing tall in the pocket and has adequate arm strength. He will need to bulk up from his 210 lbs. weight in the pros and improve his all round mechanics.
5.03 Elijah Hood, RB, UNC @Kered_Eel
Well shoot, was going to go Kaaya or Webb here but got sniped so I’ll go with Hood. Good athleticism and prototypical NFL build
5.04 Justin Evans, S, Texas A&M @duckzfan50
Depending on landing spot, I think he has the versatility to be an in the box safety, which would =IDP Gold
5.05 Trey Hendrickson, DE, Florida Atlantic @FatAdamSchefter
Superburst off the line & has a constant motor that doesn’t stop till the whistle blows. Love him.
5.06 Artavis Scott, WR, Clemson @DFF_JohnIDP
Could be a good slot WR. Worth a shot in PPR.
5.07 James Connor, RB, Pitt @allpurposeyrd8g
How can you not root for someone who has overcome cancer? Forget football this guy is an honest to god hero.
5.08 Bucky Hodges, TE, VT @DFF_Madman
Freakish WR at the TE position.
5.09 Chris Godwin, WR, Penn State @nateclever8
Godwin is a very interesting wide receiver.
5.10 Taywan Taylor, WR, W Kentucky @josh44444
One of my favorite WRs in this draft. I think is going to be a riser in the draft process and should tear up the Senior Bowl.
5.11 Travin Dural, WR, LSU @DFF_MattK
Size and speed could make him a great add in later rounds.
5.12 Corey Clement, RB, Wisconsin @FFBlitz
6.01 Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE, Villanova(1985 & 2016 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS) @pacificscouting
Tanoh is extremely long with a good strong muscular build. He played at the FCS level but he was extremely dominant and unblockable. David Irving has come on strong for the Cowboys as of late and Kpassagnon is a similar player. I thought about going Taco Charlton here but I feel Tanoh has insane potential and he’s a guy that needs some more recognition. He had 8.5 sacks paired with 19 tackles for loss this past season.
6.02 Charles Harris, DE, MIZZ @fulst_rosto
I took Harris in the non-superflex IDP in the 5th Rd and was great value still being on the board here in the 6th.
6.03 Ishmael Zamora, WR, Baylor @Kered_Eel
Has some messed up off field issues but as a football player, ideal size at 6’4″ 220, 4.4 speed and 40″ vert. Worth a flier in round 6.
6.04 Taco Charlton, Edge, Michigan @duckzfan50
I love tacos! Especially this one, in the 6th. Yes sir, may I have another.
6.05 Chad Hansen, WR, Cal @FatAdamSchefter
All aspects of his game are very physical. He will gain momentum going into the draft. IMO a better version of Allen Hurns.
6.06 Caleb Brantley, DT, Florida @DFF_JohnIDP
Explosive 3 tech player who will excel in pro game. DT required leagues should be targeting him.
6.07 Jake Butt, TE, Michigan @allpurposeyrd8g
Not the most athletic tight end, but displays very good awareness and concentration. Above average blocker and can win at the catch point. His injury will allow him to drop and that means value in rookie drafts.
6.08 Noah Brown, WR, Ohio State @DFF_Madman
Zamora was my pick, but he was selected by a savvy dynasty owner 5-picks ahead of me. The following is copied verbatim from my last mock draft when I snagged Brown late: “He’s not Michael Thomas, but he was a victim of the same circumstance… the offensive scheme. Just not a lot of reps. I think Brown has a high ceiling and will definitely improve. Big, fast, mobile and versatile WR who uses his body and 220 lbs. to win 50/50 opportunities.”
6.09 Malik McDowell, DT, MSU @nateclever8
6.10 Joe Mathis, Edge, Washington @josh44444
If he gets the DE designation he could be a monster in IDP. If he gets an LB designation, well it was just a 6th round pick.
6.11 Adoree Jackson, CB, USC @DFF_MattK
A true playmaker who also will be used on special teams. Will be challenged early which could lead to fantasy points via tackles and interceptions.
6.12 Damore’ea Stringfellow, WR, Ole Miss @FFBlitz
7.01 Ryan Anderson, Edge, Alabama @pacificscouting
Anderson is a very versatile player and that makes good for IDP scoring. He plays the run extremely well, and he is a real threat when rushing the passer. He probably fits as an OLB at the next level. His ability to drop into coverage is a plus and he’s shown throughout college he has a nose for the ball and creating turnovers.
7.02 Gerald Everett, TE, South Alabama @fulst_rosto
With such a talented TE crop in 17, even in the 7th round I can snag S. Alabama’s Everett. With above average athleticism for the position, his consistency and production match the top prospects. The Jaguars senior needs work on his blocking technique and could be used split wide early in his career.
7.03 Amara Darboh, WR, Michigan @Kered_Eel
Has good size/speed combo, but didn’t produce much at Michigan until senior year.
7.04 Josh Malone, WR, Tennessee @duckzfan50
Easily in my top 10 for WR position. Love the value. Had to double check a few times to make sure he really wasn’t drafted.
7.05 Josh Reynolds, WR, Texas A&M @FatAdamSchefter
Long & tall with great ball tracking skills who is a red zone beast. Needs to add some muscle to get past stronger NFL CBs.
7.06 Dawuane smoot, DE, Illinois @DFF_JohnIDP
Edge player who can get after the QB. Needs to finish more but will be around the QB.
7.07 Jalen Robinette, WR, Air Force @allpurposeyrd8g
Don’t be surprised if Robinette becomes a household name by the end of March. Elite size and above average speed and acceleration for his size. Good understanding of route concepts and can high point the ball using his frame well. Underrated as a red zone threat and underrated in general by too many dynasty owners. He is a steal in the seventh round.
7.08 Amba Etta-Tawo, WR, Syracuse @DFF_Madman
Late round value play. Was going defense here until I saw he was still available. Accounted for almost 60% of Syracuse TDs in 2016. Smooth and elusive runner. Wins downfield with size/strength to box out in tight coverage and strong hands to make and keep tough grabs. Needs to high-point the ball and reduce alligator-arm catches. I think he’ll be drafted by the end of the third round of the 2017 NFL draft and become a fantasy difference maker. Just a very savvy and smart player.
7.09 Jerod Evans, QB, VT @nateclever8
To me, this is Superflex mock always take a project QB late that has talent and tools. I like this kid. Expect he may take time but with proper coaching and mentoring he may be a starter some day in couple years.
7.10 Matt Dayes, RB NCST @josh44444
Has all the tools to be a 3 down, lunchpail type of back. Will need touches to create fantasy points as he isn’t going to be a home run hitter. Worth a shot in the 7th with the hope his landing spot is a good one.
7.11 ArDarius Stewart, WR, Alabama @DFF_MattK
I think ArDarius can be a big time playmaker at the next level. Good size and speed and consistently beats CBS off the snap. Has above average hands and a willing blocker. Like the find this late in the draft.
7.12 Donnel Pumphrey, RB SD State @FFBlitz
Andy reviewed the diminutive Pumphrey’s bowl performance.
After 7 rounds and 84 players, this mock is a wrap. We are slowly creeping towards draft day. All the bowl games are over, the Shrine and Senior Bowls have now passed and before you know it the Draft Combine will be upon us. Check back with DFF daily as we cover the risers, fallers, and sleepers leading up to April!