2018 NFL Draft Big Board – 101-150
101. Skyler Phillips | Idaho State | OG
A powerful interior lineman who looks as if he was built in a lab. Wide chest, big arms, thick legs. Skyler Phillips looks the part as a dominant interior lineman. Phillips is a fluid athlete for 6-foot-3 320 lbs and has violent hands to match with his fluid feet and hips. Phillips needs to improve his technique in order to have success against tougher competition in the NFL, but he has a lot of traits that transition well to the NFL.
102. Orlando Brown | Oklahoma | OT
Orlando Brown is a monster of a human being and moves like one. At 6-8 360lbs, I didn’t expect Orlando Brown to have a very good combine, and if you did, that may be why you’re so disappointed. Brown wins by playing with nice technique and great play strength, and while the combine numbers would say otherwise, he moves well for how big he really is. Can control you with his hands and will drive you into the ground if he wins early in reps. Lack of athletic ability will show against speed rushers, but I still think he can start in the league.
103. Jerome Baker | Ohio State | LB
Ohio State’s Jerome Baker is a very athletic linebacker who plays well laterally when coming downhill to play the run. With his speed and instincts, he’ll best fit as an off the ball linebacker who can flow freely to the ball without having to take on blockers consistently. Baker can be an effective blitzer and showed signs of being a good cover guy. Baker lacks the ideal play strength to take on blockers and doesn’t trust his eyes as much as he should.
104. Rashaad Penny | San Diego State | RB
Rashaad Penny had a real shot at winning the Heisman trophy after putting up 2,248 yards and 23 touchdowns on the ground in 2017. Penny runs with great burst, excellent power, and is extremely athletic for his size. At 5-foot-11 220 lbs, Rashaad Penny has great size and a fantastic build to hold up as a three-down back. Penny’s struggles come in when he’s asked to pass block and catch the ball out of the backfield. Penny struggled with drops and is completely lost when it comes to picking up blitzes. In order for Penny to get the playing time he deserves, he will need to improve on those two things, but Rashaad Penny’s skill set as a runner is solid second-round material.
105. Jalyn Holmes | Ohio State | DT
Jalyn Holmes versatility is the most intriguing trait about the former Ohio State defensive lineman. Holmes has the size and strength to hold up as a full-time DT, but also the speed, and burst to be an adequate strong-side defensive end in 4-3 schemes. Holmes can also play defensive end in 3-4 schemes, as he can stay strong at the point of attack playing the run, as well as offering some juice as a pass rusher. Holmes’ had a really nice week at the Senior Bowl and definitely helped his stock this offseason with an impressive Senior Bowl, combine, and pro-day.
106. John Kelly | Tennessee | RB
Tennessee’s John Kelly has good speed, good balance, and can change directions on the spot. Kelly is also a natural receiver who will do a ton of damage catching the ball out of the backfield. For being a shorter back, Kelly runs with a physical toughness and doesn’t mind running over, through, or past defenders. Kelly split time with Alvin Kamara the last few seasons, and I expect him to play a similar role his rookie year.
107. Allen Lazard | Iowa State | WR
Allen Lazard is a big bodied receiver who wins at the catch point and with his frame. Lazard runs pretty decent route’s for being as big as he is, but lacks the ideal quickness and burst to be elite at it. Lazard has strong hands but knows when to use his body to cradle the ball. Lazard is also a really good blocker on the outside. Along with being a great red zone target, and possession receiver, I see some value in playing Lazard in the slot as well. Similar to tight ends, he always seems to find just enough space to get open underneath.
108. Chukwuma Okorafor | Western Michigan | OT
Physically and athletically there may not be a better offensive tackle in this class. Unfortunately, Chukwuma Okorafor’s tape is really inconsistent. Okorafor struggles when playing power on power, and keeping his balance when facing stronger, or faster rushers. For his size, Okorafor doesn’t play as strong as you’d think from a 6-foot-6 320 lb tackle. Okorafor is a great option for a developmental tackle, but I’m not touching him in the first three rounds.
109. Shaquem Griffin | UCF | LB
Speed kills at the linebacker position, and UCF’s Shaquem Griffin has a lot of it. Griffin was solid against the run, playing in coverage, and rushing the passer at UCF. Griffin is extremely explosive off the ball, and has one of the best first steps in this draft class, along with some of the better instincts as well. Due to his disability, Griffin has had to rely on his instincts and eyes more than anyone else, and he excelled at it. Outside of being a rotational linebacker, Griffin will be a special teams ace for years to come. Shaquem Griffin’s story is a great one, but he’s one hell of a football player with his disability.
110. Anthony Averett | Alabama | CB
Though he is looked at to be undersized by NFL standards, Averett makes up for his lack of size with great athleticism and the ability to mirror receivers at the line of scrimmage and down the field. Anthony Averett has few holes in his game when it comes to his play speed, athletic ability, and cover ability in all three levels. I wish Averett trusted his eyes more and would break on the ball a tick quicker. The lack of ball production is somewhat concerning, but the athleticism, and cover ability is extremely intriguing.
111. Mason Rudolph | Oklahoma State | QB
Mason Rudolph posted great production at Oklahoma State, but I don’t see a guy who has the ideal arm talent to succeed at the next level. While lacking ideal ball velocity, Rudolph also lacks consistent accuracy when throwing into tight windows and with anticipation. Rudolph was relatively accurate when targeting James Washington downfield, but would overthrow him a bunch too. Rudolph lacks the ideal athletic ability to make plays out of the pocket, so that limits him to being a pocket passer only, which I see him struggling with. Mason Rudolph has the ideal size, is a great leader, and proved to be one of the best college quarterbacks in college football, but the NFL is a completely different beast.
112. Uchenna Nwosu | USC | EDGE
Uchenna Nwosu will be looked at as an edge rusher from some teams and a linebacker to others. Ideally, Nwosu will land with a 3-4 team and can play as a 3-4 outside linebacker that primarily pressures the QB. Nwosu is a developed pass rusher who plays with a ton of power in his arms, shoulders, and chest. Nwosu isn’t the most fluid athlete so he relies on his instincts when playing the run and in coverage while relying more on his technique and power when rushing the passer.
113. Foley Fatukasi | UConn | DT
UConn’s Foley Fatukasi is another great space eating nose tackle with tons of power in his lower half, and a ton of strength in his upper half. Fatukasi is strong at the point of attack and made a living at UConn eating up double teams, and sometimes beating them. Fatukasi consistently plays with good pad level, and has some pep to his step when working upfield. Not a sexy player, but a guy who can start at the one-technique or nose tackle in year one and can hopefully develop into an even better player with NFL coaching.
114. Kyle Lauletta | Richmond | QB
Coming from a small school, Kyle Lauletta was overlooked all offseason before having an absolutely terrific Senior Bowl week/game. Lauletta has very good accuracy when throwing in all three levels, and can sling it more than given credit for. Lauletta has clean footwork in and out of the pocket and can make all the throws in and out of the pocket. The University of Richmond Quarterback will need to prove he can read defenses and go through his progressions, but with his Senior Bowl week, the tape from Richmond, and playing in a pro-style offense at Richmond, Kyle Lauletta is going to have a ton of interest in the mid rounds.
115. Kyzir White | West Virginia | S
Kyzir White played his best football when being a downhill player attacking the run. White did play some center field at West Virginia, and actually was one of the better FS’s in practice during the Senior Bowl. White has ideal NFL size for a player and can hand out some heavy blows. Little questions regarding his ability to play the run, but will need to be more consistent in coverage and reading the quarterback’s eyes. Kyzir White is more of a developmental player, but has the traits to be a potential pro-bowl player in the NFL.
116. Duke Dawson | Florida | CB
Another really quality nickel corner in this draft class is Florida’s Duke Dawson. Dawson is undersized and doesn’t have elite athletic traits, but he plays with great technique and is fluid in his hips and has very quick and clean feet. Dawson is physical for his size both in coverage and versus the run. Chippy competitor who brings high energy and leadership mentality to the locker room and practice field.
117. Oren Burks | Vanderbilt | LB
Oren Burks is a linebacker in a safeties body. That makes total sense though, because the former Vanderbilt LB was recruited to play safety for the Commodores. Eventually, Burks was moved to linebacker where he excelled playing the run and in coverage. Burks is an extremely fast linebacker who covers a ton of ground when playing the run, and can cover tight ends and running backs out of the backfield with ease.
118. Alex Cappa | Humboldt State | OL
A nasty small school tackle who is known for being a dominant finisher. Alex Cappa has extremely heavy hands, and the nasty mentality to not only block defenders, but drive them into the ground. Cappa always plays through the whistle. Cappa can get to the second level with ease and moves pretty well for a big boy. Cappa has more strength in his lower half than his upper half, and can struggle when getting into his pass sets when facing quicker edge rushers. Could find his home at OG due to his lack of length and struggles dealing with speed off the edge.
119. Bo Scarbrough | Alabama | RB
Elite size, and athleticism for a big back. Bo Scarbrough has always been successful whether it was in high school or at Alabama. Bo runs with a tremendous amount of power, but also has some burst when he gets into the second level. Scaebrough is an underrated receiver out of the backfield as well, and took pride in picking up blitz for his quarterback. After splitting time his entire career at Alabama, Bo Scarbrough was still able to put up decent production while playing under Nick Saban.
120. Wyatt Teller | Virginia Tech | OG
Wyatt Teller is one of my favorite mid round options at guard. Teller plays with a violent mentality and is a great finisher when run blocking. Teller needs to clean up his pass sets and can be a bit to lungy when trying to reach more explosive guards, but when it comes to run blocking and finishing blocks on the second level, Teller is the right man for the job.
121. Dorance Armstrong | Kansas | EDGE
Kansas’ Dorance Armstrong is the forgotten man in this edge class. Armstrong had a down year in 2017 after some coaching and scheme changes to the defense, but he still showed he is an explosive rusher off the edge. Armstrong can play as an OLB in 3-4 schemes, or as a hand in the dirt weak-side defensive end in 4-3 schemes. Armstrong developed a ton as a run defender. While he has been hiding in the shadows for the last few months, don’t be surprised when Dorance Armstrong makes a big impact for whatever team drafts him.
122. Tegray Scales | Indiana | LB
On of my favorite mid round linebackers in this draft class is Indiana’s Tegray Scales. Scales is an instinctive, explosive linebacker who excels playing as an interior linebacker in any scheme. Scales has some of the best instincts out of any player in this draft class. Scales is always in the right place to make a play on the ball in the run game or in coverage. Scales is a bit undersized for a middle linebacker, but he makes up for his lack of size with elite instincts and good athletic ability.
123. Darrel Williams | LSU | RB
Unfortunately for Darrel Williams, he was stuck behind two studs for a majority of his career in Leonard Fournette and Derrius Guice. But now it’s time for Williams to make a name for himself. Williams is a big back at 6-foot-1 230lbs, but runs with some burst and straight line speed once he gets going. For a big back, Williams can make a man miss in the hole with ease as well as run right over him. Williams is also an underrated receiver out of the backfield and has some value as a three down back as well as a potential starter.
124. Jordan Whitehead | Pittsburgh | S
Jordan Whitehead is a versatile safety who can play either safety spot. Whitehead is good at coming down hill and has range to make plays against the run sideline to sideline. Whitehead also has the range and instincts to make plays as a centerfold safety as well. Though he is undersized by NFL standards, Whitehead maneuver’s through trash with ease to make plays against the run, but also holds up nicely in coverage and has the instincts to play centerfield free safety.
125. Kolton Miller | UCLA | OT
Kolton Miller is an extraordinary athlete with great strength, but his tape is rough. Miller is sloppy in his hand placement and gets caught lunging and off balance way to often. Kolton Miller will likely go in the top 50, and maybe in the first round due to his athletic profile, but I don’t see a player who will have much success in the NFL as a tackle.
126. Marquis Haynes | Ole Miss | EDGE
Another tweener in this class is Ole Miss’ Marquis Hynes. Hynes is an explosive edge rusher who will make some team really happy as a weak-side defensive end or outside linebacker. Hynes is quick off the ball, has the ability to bend the edge, and knows how to use his hands when setting up offensive lineman. Hynes may start off as a pass rush specialist, but could eventually develop into a three down player. I see a lot of Shaquil Barrett in Marquis Hynes.
127. Mark Walton | Miami | RB
Before the injury, Mark Walton was looked at to be one of the top 6-7 running backs in the NFL. He has good speed, good vision, good balance, and can catch the ball out of the backfield with ease. While his combine was a bit underwhelming, I’m going to trust the tape with Walton and trust him as a three down back in the NFL.
128. Kentavious Street | N.C. State | EDGE
Kentavious Street was a big part in the Wolfpack’s success on defense. Street is an extremely explosive athlete that is still learning how to rush the passer. Street is a tweener between an undersized defensive tackle and an oversized defensive end. Street can be a nice run defender who can bring some heat off the edge with his speed. Street also has defined upper body and plays with a ton of strength in his lower half. Kentavious Street will play a valuable as a rotational defensive end.
129. Kameron Kelly | San Diego State | S
Kameron Kelly is a versatile defensive back who can play either safety or cornerback at the next level. Kelly has nice size and moves really well for his taller, bigger frame. Kelly attacks the ball like a receiver in the air, and seems to always be around the ball. Kelly is also a very good run defender and loves getting involved in the tackling side of things. Kameron Kelly has some developing to do, but his versatility, ball skills, and size will allow him to get playing time early for whoever drafts him.
130. Kylie Fitts | Utah | EDGE
Kylie Fitts spent a lot of his college career banged up, but when healthy he showed flashes of being a dominant pass rusher. Fitts has ideal size at 6-foot-4 263 lbs, but plays with some quickness and burst as well. Fitts was one of the better rushers at the Senior Bowl, and really helped his draft stock with a solid week in Mobile. If Kylie Fitts can stay healthy, I think he can have a really productive career as a rotational pass rusher in 4-3 schemes.
131. Daurice Fountain | Northern Iowa | WR
The small school receiver won’t wow you with his route running ability, and he doesn’t consistently separate, but he does make a ton of plays at the catch point, is extremely physical in the air, and has an unreal amount of body control when changing directions in the air. Fountain is a natural hands catcher that knows when to use his body to bring in the ball as well. For a small school receiver with his athletic ability, Fountain will definitely have a chance to contribute in his rookie year.
132. Auden Tate | Florida State | WR
You almost have to look at Auden Tate as a small tight end, rather than a big receiver. Auden Tate weighed in at 6-foot-5 225lbs, and tested poorly for his size. Tate uses his big frame and long arms to be physical with his routes and high point the football in the air. Tate won’t create any separation in the NFL, but he can play a valuable role as a red zone receiver and possession guy between the 20’s.
133. Skai Moore | South Carolina | LB
While being undersized to NFL standards, Skai Moore flies to the football and hits much harder than his listed size would say. Moore plays with a ton of speed as well as great instincts when reading and reacting to run and pass plays. Moore can take on blockers, and disengage from blockers with ease even though he isn’t a big strong linebacker. While being a very solid player on the field, Skai Moore does have some medical things that will need to get cleared up before we get to the draft.
134. Rasheem Green | USC | DT
The flashes from Rasheem Green scream elite, but there’s also a ton of negative plays on film. At times Rasheem Green can completely take over a game and turn into an Aaron Donald like pass-rusher, then at times, Dalton Schultz is pancaking Green snap after snap. Green lacks the ideal upper and lower body strength to play as a full-time defensive tackle, so he will need to bulk up or make the move to defensive end. As far as explosion and burst go, Green is one of the top guys as an interior defensive lineman. He relies on that athletic ability a ton so he will need to develop his technique in order to have success at the next level.
135. Deon Cain | Clemson | WR
Deon Caine was extremely productive at Clemson and will look to have the same success in the NFL. Cain is a bigger bodied receiver who does most of his damage vertically. Cain tracks the ball well and is great in hauling in contested catches. Cain has nice body control and is able to stay balanced and focused when making contact with defenders in his route stems. Very athletic receiver, who needs to expand and clean up his route tree in order to be more than a one trick pony in the NFL.
136. Deontay Burnett | USC | WR
Deontay Burnett may be limited to the slot due to his size, but he can still be a valuable weapon in an NFL offense. Burnett is extremely quick off the line of scrimmage and is clean in and out of his breaks. Burnett is clean off his releases and wins off the lien of scrimmage using his quick feet and decisive body movements to beat defenders with ease. If he can add a little mass to his frame and become a bit more physical at the catch point, Deontay Burnett will have a long career as an NFL slot.
137. Chad Thomas | Miami | EDGE
While being raw as a pass rusher, Miami’s Chad Thomas has ideal size and length to be a successful base defensive end in 4-3 schemes. Thomas is a quality run defender who is strong at the point of attack and can get off blocks with ease using his size, length, and strength. Thomas is still learning how to use his length and explosiveness in order to win as a pass rusher, but the tools are there to work with. If Chad Thomas is willing to get coached up, he’ll be a steal in the mid rounds.
138. Trey Quinn | SMU | WR
Trey Quinn creates easy separation with his elite route running ability, and short area quickness. Has the size to play on the outside as well as the speed and quickness to play in the slot. He has reliable hands, and a nice catch radius for only being 6-foot-flat. Does a nice job of sinking his hips, and keeping his feet quick and tight in and out of his breaks that allows him to create even more separation from cornerbacks.
139. Shaun Dion Hamilton | Alabama | LB
The injuries for Shaun Dion Hamilton kept him from being the top 50 player, most expected him to be. The skill on the field is still there, but the injury history will without a doubt scare teams off. Hamilton is a great sideline to sideline player that can be a handful to deal with when running the ball east-west. Hamilton consistently showed the ability to shoot gaps and stop running plays before they even started. Hamilton is also a quality cover guy who can man up with running backs, slot receivers, and tight ends and lock them down. Even with his injury history I’d strongly consider Shaun Dion Hamilton somewhere in the fourth round due to his potential when healthy.
140. DeShon Elliott | Texas | S
One of the more productive safeties in this draft class us Texas’ DeShon Elliott. Elliott has a nose for the football and it always seem to be in his general area. Elliott has nine interceptions over his three years at Texas, along with 13 passes defended. Elliott isn’t a quality cover guy, but he can make plays when playing centerfield and seeing things develop in front of him.
141. Scott Quessenberry | UCLA | OC
Scott Quessenberry is one of the stronger offensive lineman in this draft class. Scott has an extremely wide base and has a ton of power in his upper and lower half. The former Bruin stays balanced when pass blocking, but also can move defenders with ease when run blocking. Scott Quessenberry will need to continue to get stronger and develop better hand technique due to his lack of length, but I still think he has starting potential.
142. Armani Watts | Texas A&M | S
Armani Watts played all over the secondary for Texas A&M. To me, he’s a really good strong safety with some free safety flexibility. Armani Watts showed the ability to cover well out of the slot and tight ends in his four years at A&M. He also showed the ability to come up in run support and make big plays. Watts will need to be more consistent in his playmaking ability, but there are a ton of good traits to like about Armani Watts.
143. RJ McIntosh | Miami | DT
RJ McIntosh is a better athlete than football player, but there’s a lot to like about the former Miami Hurricane. McIntosh is extremely explosive out of his stance and can get into the backfield in a hurry. McIntosh has heavy hands and can control blockers at the point of attack and knock them off balance rather easily. McIntosh may be better suited to play as a 3-4 defensive end, but if he continues to bulk up, I really like him as an under tackle in 4-3 schemes.
144. Will Richardson | N.C. State | OT
N.C. State’s Will Richardson looks more like a guard than a tackle due to his wide frame, but don’t get it twisted, he’s extremely athletic and has fluid feet and hips for his size. For his size, he doesn’t quite play as strong as you’d expect, but he doesn’t play soft either. I love his athletic ability and arm length to defend quicker edge rushers in today’s NFL. He’ll need to stay in the weight room and continue to get stronger.
145. Tarvarius Moore | Southern Mississippi | S
The guy no one is talking about is Southern Mississippi’s Tarvarius Moore. Moore is a flexible safety who can play down in the box or single high. Moore can cover, he can play the run, and he’s an elite athlete. Plays the centerfield position with tons of range and good instincts, but also can step up and be physical against the run. The elite athleticism flies off the tape. Tavarius Moore is a guy you probably aren’t familiar with, but you should definitely dive into. Not many guys have his athletic ability, cover ability, and instincts at the position.
146. Joe Ostman | Central Michigan | EDGE
Joe Ostman lacks ideal size and length, so he makes up for it with great technique and an understanding of how to use his short frame and arms to create natural leverage. Ostman is a technician in the way he sets offensive lineman up with his pass rush moves. He has a nice spin move, an over-under, and a swim move that he uses to consistent win on the outside. Ostman can also win with a explosive inside move after setting tackles up with an outside rush. Though he lacks the size and length, I see Ostman have a very productive role as a rotational rusher.
147. Levi Wallace | Alabama | CB
Levi Wallace is a great story. From walking on at Alabama, to being one of their best defensive players in his Senior year, Levi Wallace is ready for the NFL. Wallace is a thin corner, but doesn’t get bullied by bigger receivers. Wallace does a nice job of mirroring receivers with his fluid hips and quick feet. Lacks ideal length and size at the position, but showed the ability to play the ball in the air and was extremely physical at the catch point.
148. Tre’ Williams | Auburn | LB
Tre’ William’s is likely a two down linebacker and special teams’ ace early on in his NFL career, but I think he can be really good at his job as he develops as a cover guy. William’s is as tough as they come and puts his body on the line play in and play out to make plays on ball carriers. Williams lacks the ideal athletic ability and change of direction to play in coverage and laterally, but I like him as a key special teamer, and rotational middle linebacker. He had an awesome week down in Mobile at the Senior Bowl.
149. Simmie Cobbs | Indiana | WR
After a hectic childhood and high school years, Simmie Cobbs found a home at the University of Indiana and started making a name for himself. Cobbs is a big target at 6-foot-4 220lbs, and sometimes can be mistaken for a tight end on the football field. Cobbs is a fluid athlete for his size and has really good ball skills when attacking the football. Cobbs absolutely destroyed the Ohio State defensive backs in 2017, which consisted of Denzel Ward, Damon Webb, and more. Cobbs is one of the more productive receivers in this draft class, if he continues to improve as a route runner, he will have a nice long career as a possession receiver and red zone target.
150. Brandon Parker | North Carolina A&T | OT
Brandon Parker is a massive man, that carries his weight extremely well throughout his tall and wide frame. At 6-foot-7 314lbs, you’d expect Parker to be slow in his movements, but he moves well for his size. While he has the ideal length, he’s still learning how to use it. With Brandon Parker’s physical and athletic traits, and the film he has at North Carolina A&T, a team in the first five rounds will snag him and try to develop him into a starting OT.