Thursday, April 28, 2016

NFL Draft projected picks 30-31

30. Panthers - Artie Burns, CB, Miami: Does it all, including press coverage and blocking field goals. Panthers regrouping after Josh Norman trash-talked his way out the door.

31. Broncos - Germain Ifedi, OT, Texas A&M: Long arms, big hands and elite 6-6, 324-pound frame. He can play tackle or guard.

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NFL Draft projected picks 28-29

28. Chiefs - Noah Spence, DE, Eastern Kentucky: Super-aggressive to the ball, he’s just waiting to show The Ohio State what they missed when they went in another direction due to, uh, character concerns.

29. Cardinals - Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State: A solid cover corner out of Voorhees, N.J. unrelated to the billion-dollar company, Apple (6-1, 200) has length, speed and a penchant for committing over-aggressive penalties  (11 holds-interference penalties last two years).

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NFL Draft projected picks 26-27

26. SeahawksJonathan Bullard, DT, Florida: Bullard tested off the charts at 6-3, 285 pounds as he ran 4.93 in the 40 and recorded a 32-inch vertical jump, among other accomplishments. Reminds some scouts of Michael Bennett.

27. PackersReggie Ragland, LB, Alabama: One of the fiercest and most secure tacklers in the draft, Ragland will make the Lambeau crowd ‘oooohhhh’ and ‘aaaaaahhh’ all day. Just what the Packers need.

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NFL Draft projected picks 24-25

24. Bengals William Jackson III, CB, Houston: From mid-round consideration to first round pick, the 6-2 Jackson is still climbing.

25. Steelers Vonn Bell, S, Ohio State: Just the kind of get-after-it football player the Steelers have been missing since Troy Polamalu retired.

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NFL Draft projected picks 22-23

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22. Texans - Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss: Pair him with Brock Osweiler and you’ve got instant offense.  ‘Megaquon’ plays faster than his 4.65 time in the 40-yard dash.

23. VikingsWill Fuller, WR, Notre Dame: Drops are a concern but the Roman Catholic product showed elite 4.32 speed at the combine. There’s always room for a field stretcher.

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NFL Draft picks 20-21

20. Jets Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis: Could be a defensive lineman such as Jarran Reed here. Let’s face it though, the Jets need a quarterback and the 6-7, 244-pound Lynch threw the ball faster than anyone at the combine according to and their radar gun.

21. Washington Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama: Try moving this nose tackle, who frequently took on double-teams with the Crimson Tide, is like trying to cash a check without an ID. Not going to happen.

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