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Re: New draft/FA/offseason thread
86. Pittsburgh Steelers – Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M (6’1” 207lbs). Swope is an outstanding route runner with soft hands and deceptive speed. He has excelled on the big stage and was a huge part of the Aggie’s success this year. The Steelers likely won’t be able to keep Mike Wallace and they really need a complimentary receiver to Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders.
87. New York Giants – Tank Carradine, DE, Florida State (6’3” 265lbs). You can never have too many pass rushers. There is a good chance that Osi Umenyiora may not be back with the Giants next year, so they may want to look for a rotational guy. Carradine was considered a potential round 1 prospect until he got hurt.
88. Indianapolis Colts – Bennie Logan, DT, LSU (6’3” 288lbs). Logan may be a bit undersized for Chuck Pagano’s 3-4, but when Pagano was with the Ravens they drafted Pernell McPhee, who was also a bit undersized and ended up being a really nice pass rushing compliment. Logan is a really great 5-technique prospect who could end up sneaking into the 2nd round.
89. Miami Dolphins [from Chicago/Brandon Marshall] – Micah Hyde, CB, Iowa (6’1” 191lbs). Hyde is a solid cornerback with some nice upside. He doesn’t have elite speed, but he does well in zone coverage. The Dolphins really need to rebuild the depth at cornerback after trading away Vontae Davis.
90. Green Bay Packers – Baccari Rambo, SS, Georgia (6’ 218lbs). Rambo has had some off-field issues, but on the field he is a dynamic safety who can really lay some lumber. He needs some refinement in coverage, but in Green Bay he should be able to become an upgrade over guys like Charlie Peprah.
91. San Francisco 49ers – Phillip Thomas, FS/SS, Fresno State (6’2” 215lbs). Thomas is a big time hitter with nice range, speed, and coverage ability. He doesn’t have elite ball skills, but he makes up for that with constantly being around the ball. Dashon Goldson might be too expensive for the Niners to bring back and this could allow them to move Donte Whitner over to FS.
92. Baltimore Ravens – Sean Porter, LB, Texas A&M (6’2” 237lbs). Porter is kind of a jack-of-all-trades linebacker. He played 3-4 OLB for the Aggies last year and racked up over 17 tackles for loss and nearly 10 sacks. This year he dropped back to 4-3 LB and has still done well, but doesn’t have the numbers that he did last year. I think the Ravens should double dip like they did with Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta because they are really hurting at linebacker right now.
93. New England Patriots – Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt (6’3” 211lbs). Matthews is a really nice possession receiver prospect. He has solid height and decent speed. Even though Vandy’s offense is pretty average, Matthews has over 1200 yards receiving. The Patriots can get away with having sub-par receivers, but Welker may not be back next year and Brandon Lloyd was only on a 1-year deal.
94. Denver Broncos – Jordan Reed, TE, Florida (6’3” 240lbs). Reed is similar to another former Gator, Aaron Hernandez. Reed doesn’t bring much to the table as a blocker, but he is an excellent receiving threat and would just give Peyton one more weapon to try and get the Broncos over the hump.
95. Atlanta Falcons – Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina (6’ 220lbs). This would be a good spot to take a flier on Lattimore. Prior to getting hurt, Lattimore was easily the top rated RB in this draft class. Atlanta gets the opportunity to rehab Lattimore the right way and groom him behind Michael Turner.
96. Houston Texans – Shawn Williams, FS/SS, Georgia (6’1” 215lbs). Williams is a pretty balanced player at safety. He plays the run well and he doesn’t give up big plays in the passing game, but he won’t net you a ton of interceptions either. The Texans will likely need to address safety if they can’t resign Glover Quinn.Milk is for babies. When you grow up, you have to drink beer.
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