Too busy to read paragraph upon paragraph of scouting reports? No problem! Here’s 66 prospects for this weekends draft all summed up in single sentences.
A* The cream of the crop, will make an impact from day one.
Trevor Lawrence, Quarterback, Clemson: In the words of Tina Turner “simply the next, better than all the rest”.
Penei Sewell, Offensive Tackle, Oregon: Could start for any team at tackle and stick around there for some time.
Kyle Pitts, Tight End, Florida: CLICHE ALERT “generational talent”, “nightmare matchup”, “he’s a beast” all ring true for this Monster.
Patrick Surtain II, Cornerack, Alabama: An absolute natural, makes playing cornerback look super easy.
Micah Parsons, Linebacker, Penn State: Best defender in the draft, should go early in round 1.
Rashawn Slater, OT, North Western: Fantastic tackle, or slide him into guard and he’ll kick ass there too.
Alijah Vera-Tucker, Internal Offensive Line, USC: He’ll be protecting quarterbacks for many years to come, best pure guard in the league.
Ja’marr Chase, Wide Receiver, LSU: Joe Burrows favorite receiver from his championship winning season, opted out this past year but an absolute monster of a receiver.
Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama: Short-ish speedster, in the right system should be devastating to defences.
Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State: Worked wonders in his decent 3 year college career, still plenty to work on but a top 3 QB in this draft.
A Very good, starters, just short of being de facto super stars.
Zach Wilson, QB, BYU: The main knock on Wilson is who he’s been playing against, don’t worry Zach (I like to think we’re on first name terms) you’ll be playing against NFL teams come the fall.
Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina: Physical corner who’s done well against premier talent, will slot in fine in the NFL.
Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech: Has long time NFL starting tackle written all over him.
Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoa, LB, Notre Dame: (JOK) Quick, cover linebacker, a bit undersized to play in the middle but speed and tackle skills that jump off the page.
Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech: Back injury stops him being an A* here as he’s nearly as good as classmate Surtain despite only playing the position for two years!
Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas: Played both right and left tackle, very well, and should continue to do so in the NFL.
Devonta Smith, WR, Alabama: Heisman trophy winner with 38 touchdowns in his last 26 games should, can expect big things from him in the pros.
Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota: A favourite of our draft expert Owain and rightly so as he’s got everything you want in a receiver.
Najee Harris, Running Back, Alabama: Yes, ANOTHER Alabama man Harris put up brilliant numbers 46 rushing TDs, 11 receiving, 3843 rushing yards in his 41 games for the Crimson Tide – he should continue to do it all in the Pros.
Trevon Moehrig, Safety, TCU: By far the best safety in this draft, sit him at the back of your defence and you’ll be feeling pretty safe for some time.
A- Should shine if things go right.
Trey Lance, QB, North Dakote State: A touch young and inexperienced but has shown flashes and given time and NFL coaching has potential to be an incredible QB.
Gregory Rousseau, Edge, Miami: The tallest player on this list lead college football in ‘19 with 15.5 sacks before opting out this past season.
Jaelan Phillips, ED, Miami: Big red flags with character and injury issues but if he can put those behind him shows signs of being an absolute stud of an edge rusher.
Mac Jones, QB, Alabama: Your “classic” stand, look and throw Quarterback, ie. Drew Brees, going from the best programme in college to an Ok NFL team can prove a difficult step up.
Kwity Paye, ED, Michigan: A Cinderella story; former refugee turned likely first round pick.
Azeez Ojulari, ED, Georgie: Lead the SEC with 9.5 sacks last term, will work best as a 3-4 outside linebacker as he’s a little on the light side.
Chritsian Barmore, Defensive Tackle, Alabama: This class’ top tackle had 6 sacks in his last 6 games, form like that should get him drafted in the 2nd half of the 1st round.
Daviyon Nixon, DT, Iowa: If Nixon can continue to improve he could be a major player in the NFL, mainly thanks to his incredible strength/power.
Alim McNeill, DT, NC State: Another Powerful defensive tackle, McNeill can cause havoc on the line of scrimmage, at the tender age of 20 if he continues to grow, literally, could be an absolute monster given NFL experience.
Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue: 14 touchdowns in his 20 games for Purdue, Moore is a short, shifty receiver who’s speed and shiftiness may earn him a 1st round selection.
Asante Samuel Jr, CB, Florida State: Son of 2 time Super Bowl winner will have plenty to do to match his fathers achievements, needs to improve but shows good potential as an early round pick.
Jayson Oweh, Ed, Penn State: Speed, strength monster who struggled in 2020 and could probably do with more gametime, will get drafted early thanks to his impressive athletic ability.
Tevin Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State: Another tackle likely to go in the 1st round, Jenkins is a fierce blocker not afraid to flatten his man – teams like that!
Travis Etiene, RB, Clemson: After a stellar college career, becoming the all time rushing leader in the ACC, Etiene should fit as a do-it-all back, expect him to go early in the 2nd round.
Wyatt Davis, IOL, Ohio State: Most scouts number 2 interior O lineman, clear to see why as his power, especially in the run game, will appeal to pro teams.
Richie Grant, S, UCF: Best as free safety Grant improved drastically over his 4 year career at UCF and should be one of the first safeties off the board.
Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern: Missed time each of his three seasons meaning he’s only played 17 games which is a shame as when injury free he’s not far behind the top corners in this draft quality wise.
Creed Humphrey, IOL, Oklahoma: Best center in the draft, comes with top level experience, should slot in as a starter in the middle of an offensive line, easily.
Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa: A former QB played a little tight end before switching to linebacker in college winning numerous awards and posting an impressive 2020 stat-line (4 sacks, 4 Interceptions and 2 forced fumbles in only 8 games).
B Won’t set the world on fire but a very good chance of starting, at some point, in the NFL
Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State: Following Pitts Freiermuth is the clear 2nd best TE, can block and catch well, could excel with NFL level coaching.
Javonte Williams, RB, North Carolina: Strong, every down, do-it-all back who could go at any time during day 2.
Carlos Basham Jr, ED, Wake Forest: Not a pure pass rusher but a fantastic defender who’ll fit both 3-4 and 4-3 schemes thanks to his fantastic technique.
Andre Cisco, S, Syracuse: A really fun player to watch, Boom or Bust type player who gave up plenty of big plays in college but also had 13 Interceptions in just 24 games.
Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia: Perfect size for a Corner with some impressive tape from his time at Georgia will go day 2 if not sneak into the 1st round.
Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia: With an unofficial 40 time of 4.25 Stokes could be the fastest corner in this draft and like his Georgia team mate Campbell will be off the board before the end of day 2.
Kenny Gainwell, RB, Memphis: Best as a change of pace back Gainwell can help teams with his punt/kick return ability as well as excellent hands out of the backfield.
Jevon Holland, S, Oregon: Had Holland not opted out of 2020 it’s not inconceivable that he’d be a guaranteed first round pick his 9 Interceptions in 27 games will see him drafted day 2 and will be hoping to start in the NFL.
Chazz Surratt, LB, North Carolina: Super high ceiling for this athletic QB turned linebacker, more teaching nad game time could turn him into a top quality linebacker.
Kadarious Toney, WR, Florida: A “jack of all, master of none” receiver who’s played slot, outside, running back and even wildcat QB for Florida will be hoping to establish himself as an NFL slot receiver, which he has the skillset and toughness to be.
Jalen Mayfield, OT, Michigan: 2 year starter at right tackle should be competing for that starting spot for whoever drafts him.
Dillon Radunz, OT, North Dakota: The knocks on Radunz are his competition level (FCS) and that he tore his ACL in 2020, but if he can put that behind him and transition up to the NFL level could be a real steel in this draft.
Jamin Davis, LB, Kentucky: Shooting up drafts boards thanks to his off the charts athleticism, this is trumping the fact he’s not played a tonne, teams will be fighting for him early day 2, if he gets that far.
Landon Dickerson, IOL, Alabama: Had 3 years at Florida State before heading to Alabama to be their starting center for two years, a few injury concerns but has played consistently at a level that suggests he should be a good NFL center.
Jabril Cox, LB, LSU: Another freaky big, fast athletic linebacker who’s shown immense coverage skills, needs to work on his tackling a bit but easily one of the best linebackers in this draft.
B- Need a bit of work but given time and the right coaching should make a nice career in the pros.
Hamsah Nasirildeen, S, Florida State: Super athlete who could shine as a hybrid safety/linebacker in the right scheme.
Marvin Wilson, DT, Florida State: Showed plenty of promise in high school and during his first few years at college but a disappointing 2020 saw him drop from first round prospect to potential day 3 pick.
Ar’Darius Washington, S, TCU: What he lacks in size (5’8’’) he makes up for in speed and aggression, could work wonders in the correct scheme as he’s a keen eye for the ball and loves to tackle.
Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Mis: One of, if not the, best slot prospect in this draft dominated the SEC the last two years and should make an immediate impact in the NFL.
Joe Tyron, ED, Washington : A 2020 opt out with only 23 games under his belt before that Tryon is an exciting prospect that’s being mocked anywhere from a late 1st to a day 3 pick, has all the traits you like to see it’s his lack of experience that has some a little concerned.
Liam Eichenberg, OT, Notre Dame: Plenty of experience during his 3 years starting at left tackle, a technician who should be battling out to start or be a decent swing tackle in the NFL.
Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri: Not the perfect size and build for a linebacker but makes up for it with his toughness and experience (32 games in SEC).
Paris Ford, S, Pittsburg: A really poor pro day (4.9 second 40) and a sketchy 2020 has seen Ford fall from round 2 prospect probably into day 3 but has shown signs at Pittsburg that he can be an NFL starter.
Levi Onwuzurike, DT, Washington: Onwuzurike played numerous spots on the Washington defensive line, opted out this past year which may have hurt his draft spot, may end up being a real steel form a team.
Ben Cleveland, IOL, Georgia: At 6’5’’ and 335 pass rushers will struggle to get round Cleveland, could do with becoming a little trimmer and more nimble or will struggle with faster pass rushers.
Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State: One of the best pure catchers of the ball, something that’s valuable as a receiver, one of the many day2-3 receivers who’ll be getting a call over the weekend.
Kyle Trask, QB, Florida: “Best of the rest” Quarterback who has the traits you like in a QB and put up great numbers at Florida, needs to hone his skills, a decent developmental prospect.