The first wave of free agency has come and gone, and the Cowboys predictably did little more than try to keep their own players. But the league around them changed dramatically - including Deshaun Watson getting dealt to the Browns, Davante Adams to the Raiders, and Matt Ryan to the Colts - which also affects the players who may end up being available to the Cowboys in the draft. With all of that in mind, here is an updated mock draft that now includes compensatory picks, which were recently announced.
1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE - Michigan
Ever since the Jaguars franchise tagged left tackle Cam Robinson, signs have been pointing more and more towards Aidan Hutchinson being the first overall pick. At this point, it seems to be a foregone conclusion:
Was at Michigan pro day today, saw one evaluator I know. He asked what I was doing there. Told him wanted to see Aidan Hutchinson. His response: “Oh, he’s not making it to you,” meaning he won’t make it to the Lions at No. 2— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) March 18, 2022
It makes sense, too. Hutchinson would pair with Josh Allen to give the Jaguars a strong edge rushing duo, while Jacksonville spent big money in free agency to upgrade the protection and weapons around Trevor Lawrence.
Maybe the Lions surprise and go Malik Willis here, but Detroit still has so many needs and with them being so financially committed to Jared Goff for the 2022 season and this being a down quarterback class, probably not. The Lions managed to extend safety Tracy Walker, an important move for their split-safety defense that asks so much out of its safeties. Pairing him with Kyle Hamilton, arguably the best safety prospect we’ve seen in two decades, would go a long way towards solidifying a Lions defense that showed plenty of flashes last year.
3. Houston Texans: Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE - Oregon
Head coach Lovie Smith brings a familiar defense to the Texans, operating the same Tampa 2 that Rod Marinelli ran in Dallas. One thing we know about that defense: it prefers undersized, athletically raw defensive linemen. That pretty much sums up Kayvon Thibodeaux, a physically gifted presence on the end who, at 254 pounds, is getting knocked by some for being too small. Not in a Lovie Smith defense, though. The Texans will happily welcome in Thibodeaux.
4. New York Jets: Travon Walker, EDGE - Georgia
There are plenty of directions the Jets can go in this draft, but edge rusher is a big need. Travon Walker stole the show at the combine to the point where some have even debated if he’s the best edge player in this draft. I won’t go that far, but Walker definitely has a bright future in the NFL. For Gang Green he’ll be pairing up with Carl Lawson, who missed all of last year with an injury, to make a formidable tandem on a defense that desperately needs some pass rush juice.
5. New York Giants: Evan Neal, OT - Alabama
The Giants are certainly saying and doing all the right things to convince people they’re actually committed to Daniel Jones. Shoring up the pass protection with Evan Neal, who can slot in as an elite right tackle opposite Andrew Thomas from day one, would be yet another step in that plan.
The Panthers desperately need a quarterback, but they might need pass protection even more. Some have Ikem Ekwonu, who can play both tackle and both guard spots, as the top lineman in this draft. At sixth overall, Ekwonu would be hard to turn down for the Panthers.
7. New York Giants (from CHI): Devin Lloyd, LB - Utah
Here’s our first curveball. The Giants are pivoting to a blitz-heavy defense under new defensive coordinator Wink Martindale, formerly of the Ravens, and that asks a ton out of its linebackers. Devin Lloyd thrived in a similar role at Utah, seemingly doing everything everywhere all at once. He also tested well at the combine, proving he has the athleticism to keep that level of play up at the next level. He’ll become a key cog early for a defense looking to take a step forward under the new regime.
The Matt Ryan trade makes this pick more interesting, but the fact remains that Atlanta is in dire need of bodies at wide receiver. That need became even more glaring after the Calvin Ridley suspension. Garrett Wilson can be a dynamic receiver both from the slot and out wide, and that versatility should come in handy regardless of who’s starting under center for the Falcons.
9. Seattle Seahawks (from DEN): Malik Willis, QB - Liberty
The Seahawks are in a weird spot right now, having dealt Russell Wilson to the Broncos but otherwise doing nothing to signify a rebuild. Thus, finding a quarterback is even more imperative for them. Malik Willis offers some similar traits to Wilson in terms of mobility, arm strength, and leadership. Additionally, his raw profile allows for the Seahawks to commit more to running the football, something head coach Pete Carroll always wants to do.
10. New York Jets (from SEA): Charles Cross, OT - Mississippi State
George Fant played well at left tackle this past year but is entering the final year of his contract. Meanwhile, former 11th overall pick Mekhi Becton has fallen out of favor with the Jets brass. Whether it’s moving on from Fant or Becton, the Jets could use another tackle. Charles Cross is a superb pass protector with the athleticism to thrive in the Shanahan-style offense the Jets are running.
11. Washington Commanders: Sauce Gardner, CB - Cincinnati
Quarterback is no longer an issue - or so the Commanders have told themselves - with Carson Wentz now in the nation’s capitol. While Washington has questions along the offensive line, they also need to turn their attention towards a defense that took a major step back last year. Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner might as well be a prototype for what Ron Rivera looks for in his cornerbacks, so it wouldn’t surprise anyone to see them nab him here.
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12. Minnesota Vikings: Jordan Davis, iDL - Georgia
The Vikings just miss out on Gardner, but they’ll happily “settle” for Jordan Davis. As Minnesota switches to the light-box, split-safety scheme that’s becoming so popular right now, athletic defensive tackles who can two-gap become very important. Davis fits that bill to a tee, and will have no problem locking down an impact role in Minnesota.
13. Houston Texans (from CLE): Kenneth Walker III, RB - Michigan State
Since being promoted to head coach, Lovie Smith has spoken several times about the need for a bell-cow running back. General manager Nick Caserio has echoed those sentiments as well. It stands to reason that they’ll be very intrigued by the consensus top running back in the draft, Kenneth Walker III, who comfortably led the nation in broken tackles this past year.
14. Baltimore Ravens: Devonte Wyatt, iDL - Georgia
Devonte Wyatt was largely overshadowed by Jordan Davis at Georgia, but he may well be the better interior defensive lineman in the long run. So when Baltimore gets on the clock and sees him sitting there, and glances at their depth chart, this one will feel like a no-brainer. The Ravens manage to take the best player available while also filling a need.
Yet another year in which the Eagles need to upgrade their cornerback position, and it’s a great year to do just that. Derek Stingley seemed destined to be the top pick after his freshman year, but he struggled to live up to the hype the last two years. Stingley is still an extremely talented defender who will make this secondary much better.
16. Philadelphia Eagles (from IND): Jermaine Johnson, EDGE - Florida State
The Eagles also need to upgrade their pass rush with Brandon Graham missing all of last year with an Achilles tear and entering the final year of his contract. Signing Haason Reddick in free agency was a shrewd move, but Philadelphia likely isn’t done. Jermaine Johnson is a highly athletic difference maker on the edge who can quickly grow into a prominent role in this defense as they prepare to move on from their older players.
17. Los Angeles Chargers: Trevor Penning, OT - Northern Iowa
This has been the pick in each of my last two mocks and it remains the same. The Chargers made a big splash in free agency at impact positions on defense, but they cut right tackle Bryan Bulaga to create cap space after a down year. Trevor Penning has the combination of size, athleticism, and physical demeanor to become a cornerstone right tackle, and for the Chargers it would provide Justin Herbert with a terrific young tackle bookend with last year’s first-round pick, Rashawn Slater.
18. New Orleans Saints: Drake London, WR - USC
The Saints brought back Jameis Winston earlier this week, solving their quarterback problem for now. It’s easy to forget that the Saints were 5-2 when Winston went down last year. Michael Thomas is returning to the team this year, but Winston could benefit from a more vertical threat too. Drake London is a big body who can fill that role and nicely complement Thomas.
19. Philadelphia Eagles: Treylon Burks, WR - Arkansas
This would make it three straight years taking a receiver in the first round but with three first-round picks the Eagles can afford to do it. Unlike Jalen Reagor and DeVonta Smith, Treylon Burks comes with a massive frame and impressive catch radius, making him a viable deep threat and red zone target. Such a presence can only help Jalen Hurts’ continued progression.
20. Pittsburgh Steelers: Tyler Linderbaum, iOL - Iowa
The Steelers seem prepared for a quarterback battle between Mason Rudolph and Mitch Trubisky, which seems ill-advised. Either way, Pittsburgh has bigger issues on the offensive line. There’s no obvious answer at center right now, even after spending in free agency on the line, but Tyler Linderbaum would immediately figure into that equation and help anchor the middle of the line for whoever ends up under center.
21. New England Patriots: Nakobe Dean, LB - Georgia
The Patriots released linebacker Kyle Van Noy and have yet to show any interest in bringing back free agent linebackers Dont’a Hightower or Jamie Collins. Nakobe Dean seems to be an ideal fit for what the Patriots ask of their linebackers, and he would fill what looks to be a glaring need right now.
22. Green Bay Packers (from LVR): Zion Johnson, iOL - Boston College
The Packers acquired this pick after trading away star receiver, and best friend of Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams. Do they use this pick to find a replacement for Adams? With plenty of receivers still available and the Packers picking again five spots later, they opt to address an offensive line that’s in need of improvements. Zion Johnson can play multiple spots along the line, which is what Green Bay tends to prefer, and they need to be able to protect Rodgers as he gets older.
23. Arizona Cardinals: David Ojabo, EDGE - Michigan
David Ojabo once seemed to be a lock as a top 10 prospect, but he tore his Achilles at the Michigan pro day. Where does his stock sit now? It’s hard to know. But the Cardinals have a need at edge rusher after losing franchise sack leader Chandler Jones, and Ojabo’s athleticism and flexibility are ideal traits in an edge rusher. With Markus Golden and Devon Kennard in town, Arizona can afford to wait on Ojabo’s recovery timeline with the hope that they’ve just landed a long term star rusher.
24. Dallas Cowboys: Jameson Williams, WR - Alabama
The Cowboys no longer have Amari Cooper on the roster, and Michael Gallup may not be ready to play at the start of the season, which leaves CeeDee Lamb and newly-signed James Washington as the top two receivers. Jameson Williams was emerging as this draft’s top wideout before he tore his ACL in the national title game. He has the speed and route running ability to play both outside and in the slot, which makes him valuable for this offense as they embark on uncertain territory with their receiving corps.
25. Buffalo Bills: Trent McDuffie, CB - Washington
Here’s an early candidate for steal of the draft. Dane Brugler of The Athletic has Trent McDuffie as his top cornerback in the draft, and it’s easy to see why. McDuffie excelled in all types of coverages at Washington, and he’d make a great tandem with Tre’Davious White in Buffalo.
26. Tennessee Titans: Christian Watson, WR - North Dakota State
The Titans traded for Robert Woods after cutting Julio Jones, but they still need to add to their receiving corps, especially considering Woods is coming off a torn ACL. Christian Watson has seen his stock rise rapidly over the last month. At 6’4”, Watson is a legitimate deep threat but also offers potential as a playmaker after the catch. Adding him to Woods and A.J. Brown will do wonders for Ryan Tannehill, who struggled last year when Derrick Henry missed extended time.
27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Chris Olave, WR - Ohio State
The Buccaneers got Tom Brady back, which helped them retain center Ryan Jensen, and also traded for guard Shaq Mason. They also extended Chris Godwin, although he’s coming off an ACL tear. Even if Godwin returns in time for the season, Tampa Bay lacks a legitimate third wide receiver. Chris Olave seems to be the best route runner in this draft and has loads of versatility to his route tree. Brady will love all the different ways he can get Olave the ball, Godwin or not.
28. Green Bay Packers: Boye Mafe, EDGE - Minnesota
Congratulations, Green Bay, you played yourself. After passing on a receiver at 22, the Packers watch as all of their viable targets come off the board. With wide receiver wiped out, they opt to beef up their pass rush with Boye Mafe, a raw and athletic prospect who’s seen his stock shoot up since the Senior Bowl.
29. Miami Dolphins (from SF): Bernhard Raimann, OT - Central Michigan
The Dolphins missed out on the La’el Collins sweepstakes, which means they still have questions at right tackle. Bernhard Raimann can be the answer, as he has the agility and strength to thrive in the kind of system new head coach Mike McDaniel is bringing to Miami.
30. Kansas City Chiefs: Daxton Hill, S - Michigan
The Chiefs have needs at both cornerback and safety right now, and Daxton Hill can do both. Michigan used him as a hybrid player, and some teams view him more as a cornerback anyway. Wherever Kansas City wants to play him, Hill can become a productive part of the defense and help a Chiefs secondary that needs to show growth.
The Bengals threw a ton of money at their offensive line problem by signing La’el Collins, Alex Cappa, and Ted Karras. They may not be done, but it’s not as much of a need. Defensive tackle, however, is. Travis Jones is a big body who looks like a nose tackle but plays like a 3-technique. That kind of versatility is what fueled the Bengals’ defensive turnaround this past year.
32. Detroit Lions (from LAR): Kenny Pickett, QB - Pitt
Scouts seem to consider Malik Willis to have the highest upside of any quarterback this year but Kenny Pickett to be the most pro-ready. That bodes well for the Lions here, since Pickett may be counted on to become the starter as early as next year given Jared Goff’s contract structure.
33. Jacksonville Jaguars: Andrew Booth, Jr., CB - Clemson
34. Detroit Lions: George Karlaftis, EDGE - Purdue
35. New York Jets: Lewis Cine, S - Georgia
36. New York Giants: Kenyon Green, iOL - Texas A&M
37. Houston Texans: Tariq Woolen, CB - UTSA
38. New York Jets (from CAR): Kaiir Elam, CB - Florida
39. Chicago Bears: Skyy Moore, WR - Western Michigan
40. Seattle Seahawks (from DEN): Cameron Thomas, EDGE - San Diego State
41. Seattle Seahawks: Daniel Faalele, OT - Minnesota
43. Atlanta Falcons: Desmond Ridder, QB - Cincinnati
44. Cleveland Browns: Jaquan Brisker, S - Penn State
45. Baltimore Ravens: Kyler Gordon, CB - Washington
46. Minnesota Vikings: Jalen Pitre, S - Baylor
47. Washington Commanders (from IND): Sean Rhyan, iOL - UCLA
48. Chicago Bears (from LAC): John Metchie III, WR - Alabama
49. New Orleans Saints: George Pickens, WR - Georgia
50. Miami Dolphins: Calvin Austin III, WR - Memphis
51. Philadelphia Eagles: Tyler Smith, iOL - Tulsa
52. Pittsburgh Steelers: DeMarvin Leal, iDL - Texas A&M
53. Green Bay Packers (from LVR): Perrion Winfrey, iDL - Oklahoma
54. New England Patriots: Roger McCreary, CB - Auburn
55. Arizona Cardinals: David Bell, WR - Purdue
56. Dallas Cowboys: Abraham Lucas, OT - Washington State
Terence Steele is widely expected to be the starter at right tackle after La’el Collins’ release, but it won’t be handed to him. Abraham Lucas is a long, athletic lineman who seems tailor-made to play right tackle in the NFL and excels as a run blocker. He may not come in and start from day one, but Lucas is a high-ceiling prospect along the offensive line who can provide competition to Steele, who will be a restricted free agent in just a year.
57. Buffalo Bills: Jahan Dotson, WR - Penn State
58. Atlanta Falcons (from TEN): Christian Harris, LB - Alabama
59. Green Bay Packers: Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT - Ohio State
60. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jamaree Salyer, iOL - Georgia
61. San Francisco 49ers: Dylan Parham, iOL - Memphis
62. Kansas City Chiefs: Logan Hall, EDGE - Houston
63. Cincinnati Bengals: Darian Kinnard, iOL - Kentucky
64. Denver Broncos (from LAR): Chad Muma, LB - Wyoming
65. Jacksonville Jaguars: Isaiah Likely, TE - Coastal Carolina
66. Detroit Lions: Channing Tindall, LB - Georgia
67. New York Giants: Kingsley Enagbare, EDGE - South Carolina
68. Houston Texans: Kerby Joseph, S - Illinois
69. New York Jets: Jalen Tolbert, WR - South Alabama
70. Jacksonville Jaguars (from CAR): Brian Asamoah, LB - Oklahoma
71. Chicago Bears: Ed Ingram, iOL - LSU
72. Seattle Seahawks: Breece Hall, RB - Iowa State
73. Indianapolis Colts (from WAS): Josh Paschal, EDGE - Kentucky
74. Atlanta Falcons: Arnold Ebiketie, EDGE - Penn State
75. Denver Broncos: Mario Goodrich, CB - Clemson
76. Baltimore Ravens: Nik Bonitto, EDGE - Oklahoma
77. Minnesota Vikings: Damone Clark, LB - LSU
78. Cleveland Browns: Drake Jackson, EDGE - USC
79. Los Angeles Chargers: Phidarian Mathis, iDL - Alabama
80. Houston Texans (from NO): Trey McBride, TE - Colorado State
81. New York Giants (from MIA): Jalen Wydermyer, TE - Texas A&M
82. Atlanta Falcons (from IND): Leo Chenal, LB - Wisconsin
83. Philadelphia Eagles: Darrian Beavers, LB - Cincinnati
84. Pittsburgh Steelers: Sam Howell, QB - North Carolina
85. New England Patriots: Kyle Phillips, WR - UCLA
86. Las Vegas Raiders: Rasheed Walker, OT - Penn State
87. Arizona Cardinals: Isaiah Spiller, RB - Texas A&M
88. Dallas Cowboys: Spencer Burford, iOL - UTSA
Spencer Burford was the first four-star recruit in UTSA history, and naturally became an immediate starter. His first two years were spent at left guard before moving to left tackle, and Burford excelled at both spots. He’s long, athletic, and physical at the point of attack. In Dallas, he can immediately compete with Connor McGovern at left guard while being groomed as a replacement for Tyron Smith down the road.
89. Buffalo Bills: Brian Robinson, RB - Alabama
90. Tennessee Titans: Troy Andersen, LB - Montana State
91. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Carson Strong, QB - Nevada
92. Green Bay Packers: Alec Pierce, WR - Cincinnati
93. San Francisco 49ers: Marcus Jones, CB - Houston
94. Kansas City Chiefs: Jeremy Ruckert, TE - Ohio State
95. Cincinnati Bengals: Alontae Taylor, CB - Tennessee
96. Denver Broncos (from LAR): Sam Williams, EDGE - Ole Miss
97. Detroit Lions: Khalil Shakir, WR - Boise State
98. New Orleans Saints: Cordell Volson, OT - North Dakota State
99. Cleveland Browns: Cole Strange, iOL - Chattanooga
100. Baltimore Ravens: Alec Lindstrom, iOL - Boston College
101. New Orleans Saints: Greg Dulcich, TE - UCLA
102. Miami Dolphins (from SF): Quay Walker, LB - Georgia
103. Kansas City Chiefs: Cam Taylor-Britt, CB - Nebraska
104. Los Angeles Rams: JoJo Domann, LB - Nebraska
105. San Francisco 49ers: Zachary Carter, iDL - Florida
106. Jacksonville Jaguars: Damarri Mathis, S - Pitt
107. Cleveland Browns (from DET): Wan’Dale Robinson, WR - Kentucky
108. Houston Texans: Velus Jones, Jr., WR - Tennessee
109. Seattle Seahawks (from NYJ): Cade Otton, TE - Washington
110. Baltimore Ravens (from NYG): Chigoziem Okonkwo, TE - Maryland
111. New York Jets (from CAR): James Cook, RB - Georgia
112. New York Giants (from CHI): Derion Kendrick, CB - Georgia
113. Washington Commanders: Justyn Ross, WR - Clemson
114. Atlanta Falcons: Justin Shaffer, iOL - Georgia
115. Denver Broncos: Matt Waletzko, OT - North Dakota
116. Denver Broncos (from SEA): JT Woods, S - Baylor
117. New York Jets (from MIN): Matthew Butler, iDL - Tennessee
118. Cleveland Browns: Mykael Wright, CB - Oregon
119. Baltimore Ravens: Jesse Luketa, LB - Penn State
120. New Orleans Saints: Martin Emerson, CB - Penn State
121. Miami Dolphins: Max Mitchell, OT - Louisiana
122. Indianapolis Colts: Braxton Jones, OT - Southern Utah
123. Los Angeles Chargers: Brandon Smith, LB - Penn State
124. Philadelphia Eagles: Nick Cross, S - Maryland
125. Miami Dolphins (from PIT): Tyler Badie, RB - Missouri
126. Las Vegas Raiders: Dohnovan West, iOL - Arizona State
127. New England Patriots: Dane Belton, S - Iowa
128. Baltimore Ravens (from AZ): Andrew Stueber, OT - Michigan
129. Dallas Cowboys: Terrel Bernard, LB - Baylor
Unless the Cowboys do something crazy, like sign Bobby Wagner, they’re in need of help at linebacker. Terrel Bernard, like the rest of these Baylor Bears, is a highly athletic specimen that fits right into what Dan Quinn looks for. At 6’1” and 222 pounds, Bernard is considered undersized, hence his being available this late. But Quinn prefers his off-the-ball linebackers to be leaner and more explosive, which Bernard is. He may be a special teamer early on, but Bernard would pair nicely with Micah Parsons in the long run.
130. Buffalo Bills: John Ridgeway, iDL - Arkansas
131. Tennessee Titans: Jake Ferguson, TE - Wisconsin
132. Green Bay Packers: Jelani Woods, TE - Virginia
133. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Kyren Williams, RB - Notre Dame
134. San Francisco 49ers: Rachaad White, RB - Arizona State
135. Kansas City Chiefs: Romeo Doubs, WR - Nevada
136. Cincinnati Bengals: Josh Williams, CB - Fayettesville State
137. Carolina Panthers (from LAR): Bailey Zappe, QB - Western Kentucky
138. Pittsburgh Steelers: Tyreke Smith, EDGE - Ohio State
139. Baltimore Ravens: Josh Jobe, CB - Alabama
140. Green Bay Packers: Jack Sanborn, LB - Wisconsin
141. Baltimore Ravens: Isaiah Thomas, EDGE - Oklahoma
142. Los Angeles Rams: Deangelo Malone, EDGE - Western Kentucky
143. Tennessee Titans: Thayer Munford, iOL - Ohio State
144. Carolina Panthers (from JAX): Tyrese Robinson, iOL - Oklahoma
145. Denver Broncos (from DET): Zamir White, RB - Georgia
146. New York Jets: Bryan Cook, S - Cincinnati
147. New York Giants: Dameon Pierce, RB - Florida
148. Chicago Bears (from HOU): Kellen Diesch, OT - Arizona State
149. Carolina Panthers: Otito Ogbonnia, iDL - UCLA
150. Chicago Bears: Akayleb Evans, CB - Missouri
151. Atlanta Falcons: Danny Gray, WR - SMU
152. Seattle Seahawks (from DEN): Cam Jurgens, iOL - Nebraska
153. Seattle Seahawks: Jack Coan, QB - Notre Dame
154. Philadelphia Eagles (from WAS): Sincere McCormick, RB - UTSA
155. Dallas Cowboys (from CLE): Thomas Booker, iDL - Stanford
Thomas Booker had an outstanding combine performance that got completely overshadowed by the two Georgia interior defensive linemen. That doesn’t change the fact that Booker - with great length and exceptional explosion measurables for his position - is exactly what Quinn looks for here. Stanford used him all over the place, but Booker can find a role as a rotational run stopper in the middle of this defensive line with plenty of juice as a pass rusher.
156. Minnesota Vikings (from BAL): Coby Bryant, CB - Cincinnati
157. Jacksonville Jaguars (from MIN): Dare Rosenthal, OT - Kentucky
158. Miami Dolphins: Jack Jones, CB - Arizona State
159. Indianapolis Colts: Jaylen Washington, CB - Washington State
160. Los Angeles Chargers: Myjai Sanders, EDGE - Cincinnati
161. New Orleans Saints: Tycen Anderson, S - Toledo
162. Philadelphia Eagles: Dominique Robinson, EDGE - Miami (OH)
163. New York Jets (from PIT): Gerrit Prince, TE - UAB
164. Las Vegas Raiders (from NE): Matt Henningsen, iDL - Wisconsin
165. Las Vegas Raiders: Eyioma Uwazurike, iDL - Iowa
166. Philadelphia Eagles (from AZ): Josh Thompson, CB - Texas
167. Dallas Cowboys: Cole Turner, TE - Nevada
Blake Jarwin’s release created a hole at the TE2 position, especially considering how much Kellen Moore liked to use 12 personnel last year. Cole Turner would fit well in this offense as a secondary tight end, as he’s a solid in-line blocker and has very soft hands with solid athleticism. He’d have to beat out Sean McKeon and Jeremy Sprinkle first, but Turner has the potential to do just that.
168. Buffalo Bills: Cade Hall, EDGE - San Jose State
169. Tennessee Titans: Zach Tom, OT - Wake Forest
170. New England Patriots (from TB): Tyler Vrabel, OT - Boston College
171. Green Bay Packers: Hassan Haskins, RB - Michigan
172. San Francisco 49ers: Bo Melton, WR - Rutgers
173. New York Giants (from KC): Skylar Thompson, QB - Kansas State
174. Cincinnati Bengals: Charlie Kolar, TE - Iowa State
175. Los Angeles Rams: Sterling Weatherford, S - Miami (OH)
176. Dallas Cowboys: Amare Barno, EDGE - Virginia Tech
Amare Barno is such a curious prospect. He only played two years at Virginia Tech after transferring from Butler Community College and managed 10 sacks in those two years as a Hokie. Barno didn’t seem to be on anyone’s radar until the combine, when he led all edge players in the 40-yard dash and broad jump. Barno is an incredibly raw but also extremely athletic player, so it’s entirely possible another team takes him well before 176, banking on his upside. But if he’s still here, Barno’s combination of length (34” arms!) and athleticism would make him an irresistible developmental piece, especially with Dante Fowler only on a one-year deal.
177. Detroit Lions: Chase Lucas, CB - Arizona State
178. Dallas Cowboys: Chris Paul, iOL - Tulsa
Three offensive linemen in one draft? Well, it’s that much of a priority for Dallas. Taken earlier in this draft, Lucas projects at right tackle while Burford is an early fit at left guard with potential to move out to left tackle when Tyron Smith is no more. Consider Chris Paul the eventual replacement for Burford at left guard. Paul, a four-year starter at Tulsa, possesses a lot of positive traits for the position. Weighing in at 328 pounds with nearly 34” arms, he has great size to go with a motor that saw him tie for the second-fastest 40 time among all offensive linemen at the combine. Pass protection is a big area of improvement for Paul, which makes it all the better to take him as a depth guy being groomed for a starting role.
179. Indianapolis Colts: Matt Araiza, P - San Diego State
180. Jacksonville Jaguars: Christopher Hinton, iDL - Michigan
181. Detroit Lions: Cade Mays, iOL - Tennessee
182. New York Giants: Reggie Roberson, WR - SMU
183. Houston Texans: Obinna Eze, OT - TCU
184. Minnesota Vikings (from NYJ): Jerome Ford, RB - Cincinnati
185. Buffalo Bills (from CAR): D’Marco Jackson, LB - Appalachian State
186. Chicago Bears: Mike Rose, LB - Iowa State
187. San Francisco 49ers (from DEN): Jeffrey Gunter, EDGE - Coastal Carolina
188. Jacksonville Jaguars (from SEA): Lecitus Smith, iOL - Virginia Tech
189. Washington Commanders: David Anenih, LB - Houston
190. Atlanta Falcons: Montaric Brown, CB - Arkansas
191. Minnesota Vikings (from BAL): Zaquandre White, RB - South Carolina
192. Minnesota Vikings: Haskell Garrett, iDL - Ohio State
193. Dallas Cowboys (from CLE): Damarion Williams, CB - Houston
The Cowboys opted to sign both Malik Hooker and Jayron Kearse to two-year deals to stick around, but that shouldn’t mean Dallas is done at safety. Donovan Wilson is entering the final year of his rookie contract, too. Damarion Williams, whose scouting report can be found here, is an appealing prospect who seems primed to make a successful transition to safety in the NFL. He can also play in the slot, where incumbent starter Jourdan Lewis has just two years left on his current deal too. Williams offers versatility and upside at a position that the team doesn’t have long term stability at right now.
194. Philadelphia Eagles (from IND): Isaac Taylor-Stuart, CB - USC
195. Los Angeles Chargers: Kalon Barnes, CB - Baylor
196. Baltimore Ravens (from MIA): Tyler Goodson, RB - Iowa
197. Jacksonville Jaguars (from PHI): Tariq Carpenter, S - Georgia Tech
198. Jacksonville Jaguars (from PIT): Alex Wright, EDGE - UAB
199. Carolina Panthers (from LVR): Austin Allen, TE - Nebraska
200. New England Patriots: Matt Hankins, CB - Iowa
201. Arizona Cardinals: Kyler McMichael, CB - North Carolina
202. Cleveland Browns (from DAL): Kaleb Eleby, QB - Western Michigan
203. Buffalo Bills: Jalen Nailor, WR - Michigan State
204. Tennessee Titans: Sam Webb, CB - Missouri Western
205. Houston Texans (from GB): James Empey, iOL - BYU
206. Denver Broncos (from TB): Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa, EDGE - Notre Dame
207. Houston Texans (from SF): Vederian Lowe, OT - Illinois
208. Pittsburgh Steelers (from KC): Jermaine Waller, CB - Virginia Tech
209. Cincinnati Bengals: Jean Delance, OT - Florida
210. New England Patriots (from LAR): Luke Fortner, iOL - Kentucky
211. Los Angeles Rams: Nick Ford, iOL - Utah
212. Los Angeles Rams: Pierre Strong, Jr., RB - South Dakota State
213. Atlanta Falcons: Tyquan Thornton, WR - Baylor
214. Los Angeles Chargers: Daniel Bellinger, TE - San Diego State
215. Arizona Cardinals: D’Eriq King, QB - Miami
216. Indianapolis Colts: Tre Turner, WR - Virginia Tech
217. Detroit Lions: Myron Cunningham, OT - Arkansas
218. Los Angeles Rams: Yusuf Corker, S - Kentucky
219. Tennessee Titans: Neil Farrell, Jr., iDL - LSU
220. San Francisco 49ers: Juanyeh Thomas, S - Georgia Tech
221. San Francisco 49ers: Micah McFadden, LB - Indiana
222. Jacksonville Jaguars: Luke Goedeke, OT - Central Michigan
223. Cleveland Browns (from DET): Reed Blankenship, S - Middle Tennessee
224. Miami Dolphins (from HOU): Ja’Tyre Carter, iOL - Southern
225. Pittsburgh Steelers (from NYJ): Nick Grant, S - Virginia
226. Cincinnati Bengals (from NYG): Micheal Clemons, EDGE - Texas A&M
227. Las Vegas Raiders (from CAR): Esezi Otomewo, EDGE - Minnesota
228. Green Bay Packers (from CHI): Isaiah Pola-Mao, S - USC
229. Seattle Seahawks: Markquese Bell, S - Florida A&M
230. Washington Commanders: Brant Kuithe, TE - Utah
231. Buffalo Bills (from ATL): Anthony Brown, QB - Oregon
232. Denver Broncos: Curtis Hodges, TE - Arizona State
233. Kansas City Chiefs (from MIN): Joshua Ross, LB - Michigan
234. Detroit Lions (from CLE): Amari Carter, S - Miami
235. Jacksonville Jaguars (from BAL): Stanley Berryhill III, WR - Arizona
236. Los Angeles Chargers: Tyler Allgeier, RB - BYU
237. New Orleans Saints: Darien Butler, LB - Arizona State
238. Los Angeles Rams (from MIA): Darrell Baker, Jr., CB - Georgia Southern
239. Indianapolis Colts: Charleston Rambo, WR - Miami
240. Washington Commanders (from PHI): Brittain Brown, RB - UCLA
241. Pittsburgh Steelers: Leon O’Neal, Jr., S - Texas A&M
242. Carolina Panthers (from NE): Ellis Brooks, LB - Penn State
243. Kansas City Chiefs (from LVR): Abram Smith, RB - Baylor
244. Arizona Cardinals: Ben Brown, iOL - Ole Miss
245. Houston Texans (from DAL): Aqeel Glass, QB - Alabama A&M
246. Cleveland Browns (from BUF): Eric Ezukanma, WR - Texas Tech
247. Miami Dolphins (from TEN): Chance Campbell, LB - Ole Miss
248. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Smoke Monday, S - Auburn
249. Green Bay Packers: Luke Tenuta, OT - Virginia Tech
250. Minnesota Vikings (from SF): Bubba Bolden, S - Miami
251. Kansas City Chiefs: Brock Hoffman, iOL - Virginia Tech
252. Cincinnati Bengals: Dontario Drummond, WR - Ole Miss
253. Los Angeles Rams: Nick Zakelj, OT - Fordham
254. Los Angeles Chargers: Mile Harley, WR - Miami
255. Los Angeles Chargers: Verone McKinley III, S - Oregon
256. Arizona Cardinals: MarQuan McCall, iDL - Kentucky
257. Arizona Cardinals: Josh Sills, iOL - Oklahoma State
258. Green Bay Packers: Ty Fryfogle, WR - Indiana
259. Kansas City Chiefs: Zonovan Knight, RB - NC State
260. Los Angeles Chargers: Zakoby McClain, LB - Auburn
261. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: DeMarcus Fields, CB - Texas Tech
262. San Francisco 49ers: DJ Davidson, iDL - Arizona State