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With the 45th pick the Atlanta Falcons select:

Darnell Savage Jr - DB - Maryland

Others considered:

Dexter Lawrence
O-line

O-line is a definite need for this team. However they have brought in a number of free agents to help in that regard. While none of them is a difference maker, they should help with depth and allow Quinn to go defense again at this pick.
Savage paired with Keanu Neal gives them possibly the Chancellor/Thomas pairing that Quinn had in Seattle.
I do expect O-line to be addressed in the 3rd/4th round.
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With the 46th pick in 2019 Sharkdraft, The Washington Redskins select:

Jeffery Simmons, DT Miss St

The plan was to take Grier. I'm probably higher on him than most, and hoped he would fall to me in the 2nd.
Unfortunately, noone wanted to take a chance on Simmons. I'm guessing because of his altercation moreso than his acl tear. I simply cannot pass up on a potential top ten pick and future HoFer.
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With the 47th pick the Carolina Panthers select
Amani Oruwariye CB Penn St

Top Needs
CB,DE,LB,OL,S


•Excellent size and frame for the position.
•Good, balanced footwork.
•Shows nice awareness in zone coverage.
•Capable of disrupting routes in man coverage.
•Disruptive at the catch point.
•Capable of playing in multiple coverage schemes
Oruwariye is a proven disruptor at the catch point and is willing to step up and take on run support duties
can play the big receivers and make plays on the ball


Other players considered
3 of the 5 picks above
Jachai Polite
Deionte Thompson
Chauncey Gardner-Johnson
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With the 48th pick in the NFL draft, the Miami Dolphins select:

Chauncey Gardner-Johnson; S, Florida

Rangy and versatile. Will be tough to take him off the field. Excels in Man coverage. Will make a nice Swiss Army Knife piece alongside Minkah. T.J. McDonald and Reshad Jones aren't fits for Flores' scheme.

Team needs:

QB, OG, C, DE, DT, CB, S, LB

Other players considered:

Jonathan Abram S
Rock Ya-Sin CB
Dexter Lawrence DT
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With the 49th pick The Cleveland Browns:

Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State.

Stout frame with desired height,weight speed totals
Very tough and very competitive
Intimidating striker
Plays like an extra linebacker
Straight-line speed to close out targets
Alpha demeanor on the field
Upper-body strength for block-shuck-and-tackle finishing
Fiery attitude rubs off on his teammates
Gets feet moving early to help smooth his transitions
Has size and strength to match on tight ends
Possesses adequate short-area athleticism for man coverage underneath
Good communication skills on the backend

While his coverage skills are not great, Abram is a body-thumping beast. Watching this kid play it is easy to see why other players rally around him. Filling 1 of the teams 2 biggest needs ---without reaching--- is probably as good as the Browns can hope for here.

Others considered:

D. Lawrence DT -- somebody is gonna get a steal with this guy, he can ball

Rock Ya Sin, CB,
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With the 50th pick the Minnesota Vikings select

Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson
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With the 51st pick the Tennessee Titans select:

Chase Winovich, EDGE, Michigan

Team needs: IOL, WR, DL, EDGE

Productive and passionate edge rusher who tested better than expected at the combine; the Titans expect him to go somewhere in the back half of the first round and are ecstatic that he's still on the board. This defense sorely lacks defenders that can get after the QB, and Winovich fills this need nicely.

Other Considerations:
WR, Deebo Samuels, South Carolina
WR, Andy Isabella, UMass
WR, Kelvin Harmon, NC State
iOL, Conner McGovern, Penn State
EDGE, Jachai Polite, Florida
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With the 52nd pick, the Pittsburgh Steelers select...

Germaine Pratt LC North Carolina State 6’3”, 240 Lbs

Team Needs
CB - filled in Rd 1
Inside LB - WR - RB

Originally recruited as a safety, he bulked up and is raw as an inside LB with a small sample size but displays good athleticism, can cover tight ends (4.57 Combine 40 time) and is somewhat of a diamond in the rough needing some polish. Pratt looks the part of today’s ideal linebacker in the NFL. He’s tall enough, very strong for the position, has a ton of range, and has the athleticism to play the position at the next level.

I don't view him as an immediate starter but a guy who they can develop into a solid Steeler type of inside linebacker who is a run stuffer with decent pass coverage skills. Video shows him slow to react but meets a RB running with momentum and gives little ground.

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There are a few other players on the board that we looked at and with the Steelers having two Rd 3 picks including 3.02 #66, the Steelers can wait on a few of the other considerations who could be there to address other needs

Other Players Considered
Vosean Joseph LB FLorida
Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State
Miles Sanders RB Penn State
Benny Snell RB Kentucky

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With the 53rd pick the Philadelphia Eagles select:

Deionte Thompson - S - Alabama

votingmachine wrote:Deionte Thompson is a high rated safety.

Julian Love and Rock Ya-Sin are well-regarded at CB. And secondary help can be DB help ... you need a lot of DB's for different looks.

OT's look picked over. Kaleb McGary is a RT that looks like he could be a good NFL guard. And might develop into a tackle.

If they need free safety, Thompson is a good fit of talent and need.
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With the 54th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, acquired by Houston from Seattle, the Texans select:

Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State

Other Needs:
OL- Addressed in the 1st Round
DB- Addressed here
WR
RB

The Texans need to bolster the defensive backfield and Layne is a great fit. Originally recruited as a WR, he transitioned over to CB with little issues. Despite his lack of physicality at the collegiate level, I believe that can be coached easily in camp and in the years to come.
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With the 55th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Texans select:

David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State

Other Players Considered for the two picks:
Tyshun "Deebo" Samuels, WR, South Carolina
Abdurrahman "Rock" Ya-Sin, CB, Temple
Damien Harris, RB, Bama

Despite the heavy workload as the bellcow for the Cyclones for the past two years, Montgomery has the vision, patience, and agility to make yardage. His lack of explosiveness after shaking off the first defender will be something that needs coached, but his reliability with handling the ball is unquestioned.
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With the 56th pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots select:

Jachai Polite, EDGE, Florida

Polite projects as a pass rush specialist early in his career. He has experience rushing the passer from both a two-point and a three-point stance. Though his first step as a stand-up rusher is a tad delayed, Polite gets to full speed quickly and has the ability to stress the edge on a regular basis. While Polite struggles to convert speed-to-power, he's shown the ability to consistently execute inside counters which include a devastating spin move.

Polite is similar in size (6-foot-3, 258 pounds) and Combine measurables to Trey Flowers. He has the speed off the edge to be a dynamic pass rusher at the NFL level. Polite also spent some of his freshman year playing on the interior, so the Patriots may like his potential for versatility. Ultimately he may be a pure edge rusher, but he's the kind of defender you'd want up front on your defense in today's pass-happy NFL.

With Trey Flowers leaving via Free Agency, the Patriots have to get younger along the defensive line at some point in the draft. The acquisition of Michael Bennett is a solid one, but he's not a long term answer along the DL. Polite fills a need for New England here in the 2nd round.

Team Needs:
WR (addressed in 1st round)
TE
DL/EDGE (addressed here)
S
DT
QB

Other players considered:
Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State (just went a few picks earlier)
Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama (Just went a few picks earlier)
Kaden Smith, TE, Stanford
Gerald Willis III, DT, Miami
Kaleb McGary, OT, Washington
Daniel Jones, QB, Duke
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With the 57th pick of the 2019 NFL Draft Philadelphia Eagles select:

Kaleb McGary, OT Washington
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With the 58th pick of the 2019 Draft, the Indianapolis Colts select:

Jaylon Ferguson, DE, Louisiana Tech

Other's considered: Dre'mont Jones. Several CB's ... I think there are a few very good ones still on the board: Julian Love, Trayvon Mullen, Rock Ya-Sin. Those guys have starter level talent.

I think Ferguson has a high ceiling, and a low floor. He racked up a lot of productive stats in Conference USA games. Still, leading the nation with 17.5 sacks is pretty impressive even against C-USA. The Colts have Mathis as assistant coach, and Justin Houston on the roster. That is a lot of good modern experience to help him figure out NFL tackles.
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With the 58th pick of the 2019 Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select JUAN THORNHILL S VIRGINIA!

Needs
DT, WR, S, Edge, TE

Others Considered
Amani Hooker
David Long
JJ Areega-Whiteside
Will Grier


Thornhill is a versatile player with a nose for the ball. We look for safeties who can take it away, and that's what he does.
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