2020 NFL Draft: Bucky Brooks pick by pick analysis of Rounds 4-7

The historic 2020 NFL Draft has wound up and even in virtual form it was deemed hugely successful with record-setting viewing numbers.

All the rounds went off without a hitch.

Below is NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks’ analysis for every pick from the 4th to the 7th round by every NFL team.

FOURTH ROUND

107) Akeem Davis-Gaither, LB, Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals add more speed and range to their linebacker group. Davis-Gaither led all Sun Belt linebackers with 23 QB pressures last season, so look for him to be deployed from an assortment of rush attacks from the second level.

108) Saahdiq Charles, OT, Washington Redskins

Charles fell a bit due to some character concerns, but he has Day 2 talent. With the departure of Trent Williams, look for the athletic Charles to compete for that starting left tackle spot.

109) John Simpson, OG, Las Vegas Raiders (via Lions)

Death, taxes, and the new Raiders regime drafting out of Clemson. Simpson will be a welcome addition for Josh Jacobs as he is one of the better run-blockers in this class. They are building a group of maulers up front.

110) Darnay Holmes, DB, New York Giants

The Giants‘ defense ranked in the bottom five in pass yards, completion percentage, passer rating and interceptions last season. Holmes brings some play-making ability (eight INTs in three seasons at UCLA) to a defensive backfield in dire need of it. The door is wide open for him to lock down a starting role early.

111) Solomon Kindley, OG, Miami Dolphins (via Texans)

The Dolphins trotted out an offensive line that allowed NFL worsts in both run stuff rate and pressure rate last year. They continue to build up a wall for their offense with the massive Kindley. He may be a year away, but he adds some “dog” to that line.

112) Joshua Kelley, RB, Los Angeles Chargers

The Chargers have done a remarkable job developing running backs over the last couple of years. Austin Ekeler is a versatile playmaker, but he’s not a feature back. The local Kelley isn’t flashy, but he should emerge as a solid contributor for the Bolts.

113) Troy Pride, CB, Carolina Panthers

One of the Panthers‘ top needs heading into the offseason was at cornerback. In a division loaded with big-time receiver talent, they were due for an addition to that group. Pride has some sticky man-to-man skills and he’s in a situation where he could have an early impact.

114) Leki Fotu, NT, Arizona Cardinals

Fotu is a massive run stuffer who should be in an interesting competition with Jordan Phillips for the starting nose tackle job. The Cardinals need to make sure they’re stout in the middle against the run-centric NFC West.

115) Harrison Bryant, TE, Cleveland Browns

Baker Mayfield will have no shortage of pass-catching playmakers at the helm next year. Bryant is a talented flex tight end, but he likely won’t see many targets as a rookie. Does he take on a larger role if they decide not to re-sign David Njoku after the season?

116) Ben Bartch, OT, Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars have a need for offensive line depth and Bartch is a high-end developmental tackle. The jump from Division III will be massive, but he has the movement skills to emerge as a starter in Year 2 or 3.

117) D.J. Wonnum, Edge, Minnesota Vikings (via 49ers)

The Vikings are one of the top teams in terms of developing edge/pass rush talent. Wonnum doesn’t have an especially high ceiling, but he is a high-motor rusher who can be disruptive in a rotation. He should be a solid depth addition over the next few years.

118) Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Denver Broncos

The pre-draft rumors were that the Broncos were going to place a premium on offensive speed and boy, were they spot on. After running a sub-4.5 at the NFL Scouting Combine, “Big O” confirmed the athleticism he put on display in his film running away from SEC defenders. Like last year’s first-rounder Noah Fant, he is a speedy tight end with shaky hands, so it will be interesting to see how their similar skill sets play out in camp.

119) Mykal Walker, LB, Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons value speed and versatility at linebacker, and Walker fits that mold. His projection isn’t black and white so there is some extra uncertainty with his development, but coaches will find a way to get him on the field, whether it be on special teams or sub-package looks.

120) La’Mical Perine, RB, New York Jets

The Jets were in need of depth at running back behind workhorse Le’Veon Bell. Perine isn’t a flashy runner, but he has a ton of the same traits that you see from consistent, productive NFL runners. Don’t be surprised if he’s one of the longer-lasting backs from this class when we look back years from now.

121) Logan Stenberg, OG, Detroit Lions (via Raiders)

Do you think the Lions want to shore up their run game? They needed an upgrade on the inside of their offensive line, and Stenberg is an effective run blocker who will have a chance to earn early reps. Don’t be shocked if Stenberg is the rookie favorite as he brings a tone-setting mean streak to the unit.

122) Jacob Eason, QB, Indianapolis Colts

The anti-Philip Rivers, Eason has the explosive arm to spray it to all levels of the field. Per PFF, he led the Pac-12 with 28 deep completions last year. His inconsistent decision-making and overall feel as a passer were major reasons for his draft position, but he has blue-chip physical tools. Until we hear reports of drastic development, there’s no guarantee they view him as Rivers’ heir.

123) Reggie Robinson II, DB, Dallas Cowboys

Between the departure of Byron Jones and the fact that four of the Cowboys‘ starting defensive backs become free agents after the season, they had to do a ton of homework on this year’s DB group. Robinson is another aggressive defensive back who adds versatility and slick ball skills.

124) Anthony McFarland, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers

This is a solid pick for the Steelers, who, when James Conner went down with an injury, saw their run game struggle mightily. They are banking on McFarland’s best years coming ahead as he finished with under 250 career carries in college. However, the explosive flashes he showed when healthy should excite fans as he adds a dynamic complement to the other grinders on the team.

125) James Morgan, QB, New York Jets (via Patriots)

The backup QB situation in New York is suboptimal as none of the other passers possess the arm talent to reliably keep an offense on schedule if Sam Darnold becomes unavailable. Enter James Morgan, who is one of the more promising developmental QBs in this class with his big arm and overall toughness. The Green Bay native is also accustomed to cold weather.

126) Charlie Heck, OT, Houston Texans (via Rams)

Heck offers the Texans swing tackle depth for a unit that needs competition. Houston must continue to build in front of Deshaun Watson to ensure his protection. The Texans will be looking to improve on the 49 sacks they gave up last year (eighth-most in NFL).

127) K’Von Wallace, DB, Philadelphia Eagles

Wallace is a solid cover safety who can also effect the game near the line of scrimmage. The Eagles have looked to shore up their defensive backfield this offseason, and Wallace has a legitimate shot play a heavy rotational role or starting nickel job in 2020.

128) Gabriel Davis, WR, Buffalo Bills

What do you do when you build around your rocket-arm franchise quarterback? You surround him with field-stretchers. That’s what Gabriel Davis is as he consistently showed the vertical skills to run behind defenses and track the deep ball. He should add another big-play dynamic to the Bills‘ receiving corps.

129) Cameron Clarke, OT, New York Jets (via Patriots)

Joe Douglas has invested a ton into the Jets‘ offensive line this offseason. Clark is a small-schooler who likely doesn’t see live reps until Year 2 or 3, but there is starting upside down the line.

130) James Lynch, DT, Minnesota Vikings (via Saints)

Mike Zimmer loves to load up on depth on the defensive line. The ultra-productive Lynch could easily outplay his draft position as he had some of the most consistently disruptive film in this class. He will be a coach’s favorite early in his career.

131) Rashard Lawrence, NT, Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals have looked to add young competition in the core of their defense. Lawrence moved around Dave Aranda’s odd front at LSU, so he brings decent value as a rotational end/tackle for the Cardinals.

132) Troy Dye, LB, Minnesota Vikings

Dye is an interesting player in that he is a bit of a linebacker/safety tweener with nice range and overall athleticism. He is an extremely tough team player who should be a regular on special teams as he develops into a subpackage box defender.

133) Colby Parkinson, TE, Seattle Seahawks

Parkinson enters a crowded room of talented tight ends in Seattle. The red zone specialist will need to show his speed, but his end zone rebounding skills are enough to keep him on the roster. He is a niche receiver who could benefit from learning the nuances behind Greg Olsen.

134) Jaylinn Hawkins, DB, Atlanta Falcons

Hawkins, who recorded nine interceptions over his final two college seasons, is a welcome addition to an Atlanta defense that recorded just 12 picks last year. This is likely more of a special teams addition next season, but there are promising ball skills to develop down the line.

135) Kevin Dotson, OG, Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers, who have a need at guard, get a nasty blocker who fits perfectly in their power-centric scheme. Dotson was dominant against Sun Belt competition and offers starting potential in Year 2. Great upside here.

136) Brycen Hopkins, TE, Los Angeles Rams (via Texans)

Sean McVay likes to field multiple tight ends in his sets. Hopkins is a good athlete with the potential to be a rock-solid No. 2 tight end for the Rams, if they decide to part ways with either of their two main players at the position in the near future.

137) Josiah Scott, DB, Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville continues to rebuild its secondary with the addition of Scott. He flew under the radar this season, but he is a twitchy slot corner who shows enough toughness and physicality to survive against NFL size. He could be a surprise rookie starter.

138) L’Jarius Sneed, DB, Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City lands one of the draft’s better sleepers with this pick. Sneed’s film at cornerback in 2018 showed a player who could start at the position in the NFL. He offers great versatility and depth to a secondary that needs it.

139) Amik Robertson, DB, Las Vegas Raiders (via Patriots)

Robertson could very well end up being the steal of Day 3. Sure, he’s small, but he’s a pit bull with big-time instincts, ball skills and athleticism. He’ll play inside in the NFL and don’t be shocked if he’s one of the standouts from the Raiders‘ 2020 rookie class.

140) Shaquille Quarterman, LB, Jacksonville Jaguars

Quarterman isn’t going to impress many with his cover skills, but he’s a downhill thumper who can help the Jags’ run defense. Only the Panthers gave up more rush yards per carry last season. The leadership will also be welcomed in that locker room.

141) John Reid, DB, Houston Texans (via Dolphins)

Houston waited a bit too long to address a need at corner, but Reid will have a shot to earn significant reps in 2020. He is small and will likely be limited to the inside, but he offers solid ball skills and athleticism to hang with slots in man coverage. Expect him to play a depth role during his tenure with the Texans.

142) Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR, Washington Redskins

Liberty finds its way to D.C. In all seriousness, Dwayne Haskins is going to love Gandy-Golden’s hands, catch radius and run-after-catch skills. There will be a learning curve, but it won’t be surprising if he emerges as one of the team’s top targets by the end of the 2020 season.

143) Ben Bredeson, G, Baltimore Ravens

John Harbaugh’s squad dips into his brother’s talent pool at Michigan taking Bredeson, who fits the Ravens‘ physical mentality on offense. He may not be a gifted enough athlete to emerge as a starter anytime soon, but he should be a high-end backup.

144) DeeJay Dallas, RB, Seattle Seahawks

Seattle values a backfield with specific specialties in each of its runners. Dallas hangs his hat on his versatility as a runner and blocker. He won’t eat up a ton of carries, but OC Brian Schottenheimer will find ways to deploy him in specialty packages.

145) Jack Driscoll, OG, Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles will likely see some big changes to their offensive line group in the next year or two. Driscoll is a safe, depth guard or tackle for them. He’s battle-tested and technically sound enough to step up in a pinch.

146) Tyler Diadasz, C, Dallas Cowboys (via Eagles)

Can a Wisconsin center replace another Wisconsin center? With the departure of Travis Frederick, Dallas has an obvious hole to fill in the middle. Biadasz is nowhere near the prospect Frederick was, but he’s good enough to carve out a starting job if he can stay off the trainer’s table.

FIFTH ROUND

147) Khalid Kareem, Edge, Cincinnati Bengals

Kareem is a physical edge-setter who fits the mold as an end in the Bengals‘ four-man front. They lack great depth at the position, so this was a solid depth pick up in Round 5.

148) Alton Robinson, Edge, Seattle Seahawks (via Panthers)

The Seahawks, who tied for the second-fewest sacks in 2019, have never been shy about loading up on pass rushers. Robinson should cement himself into their pass rush rotation sooner than later. His 17.0 tackles for loss and 10.0 sacks in 2018 put him on the map, and he’s looking to return to that same form with the ‘Hawks.

149) Danny Pinter, OG, Indianapolis Colts (via Lions)

The Colts are light on depth in their offensive interior. Pinter needs time to develop, so this is a good spot to take him. He has impressive range and coordination in space.

150) Shane Lemieux, OG, New York Giants

Dave Gettleman loves to build up front, and Lemieux will compete for a backup guard spot early in his career. He was consistent and reliable in college (started all 52 games) and has low-end starter upside.

151) Joe Reed, WR, Los Angeles Chargers

Reed is an intriguing slot receiver with a promising future, but his immediate value will be on special teams. The Chargers finished 28th in kick return average last year. Enter Joe Reed, who amassed over 3,000 kick return yards and a 28.7 return average over his career.

152) Kenny Robinson, DB, Carolina Panthers

XFL and West Virginia fans are familiar with Robinson’s playmaking skills from his safety position. After recording seven interceptions in two seasons at WVU, he showed the same ball-hawking skills when he leveled up into the XFL. He could turn his physicality up a notch, but his range and ball GPS should make him a favorite in the DB room.

153) Colton McKivitz, OT, San Francisco 49ers (via Dolphins)

The 49ers shuffled their offensive line around a bit last season, and they managed to survive. But competition breeds excellence and McKivitz’s mobility fits what they like to do. He is a solid depth addition who could even play guard if need be.

154) Jason Strowbridge, DE, Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins‘ defensive line was a mess last season, and their draft class reflects that. Strowbridge brings much-needed disruption and versatility up front. He is an ascending player who excited coaches with his flashes of dominance during the Senior Bowl.

155) Trevis Gipson, LB, Chicago Bears (via Vikings)

Chicago struggled to get to the quarterback last season (25th in sacks), and Gipson offers some developmental pass rush upside. He has intriguing size, length and speed off the edge to learn behind Robert QuinnKhalil Mack, and company.

156) Keith Ismael, C, Washington Redskins (via 49ers)

The Redskins haven’t been comfortable with who they’ve fielded in the core of their offensive line recently. Ismael is well-coached and has experience at guard and center. He could push for starter reps by midseason in 2020.

157) Daniel Thomas, DB, Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville adds more depth to its rebuilt secondary. He offers some position versatility and should compete for a nickel role and work his way into special teams units.

158) Bryce Hall, DB, New York Jets

Hall is a zone-type corner with very good size and instincts. There is a chance DC Gregg Williams moves him to safety as he lacks ideal fluidity for a corner. Either way, Hall’s medicals played a large role in his draft slot, so he could wind up as one of this year’s surprises.

159) Justin Rohrwasser, K, New England Patriots (via Raiders)

The Patriots got a taste of what life is like without an automatic kicker when Stephen Gostkowski got injured last year. Rohrwasser has big shoes to fill joining a team that’s arguably had the longest streak of reliable kicking in history.

160) Nick Harris, C, Cleveland Browns (via Colts)

Harris is another reflection in the change in tune for the Browns‘ blocking scheme, as new coach Kevin Stefanski is bringing over more of a zone approach from Minnesota. Harris’ skill set fits in perfectly, and he should compete for a starting job in Year 2 or earlier.

161) Tyler Johnson, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Much has been made of the “Big 3” weapons Tom Brady has at the helm in Tampa, but there isn’t much depth behind them. Johnson is a high-level No. 3-type who can contribute right away.

162) Khaleke Hudson, LB, Washington Redskins

Washington’s linebackers have been underwhelming, and the unit has lacked depth for a while. Hudson is a rangy second-level defender who can play inside, outside or as a hang safety. Michigan’s 2019 Special Teams Player of the Year should be a staple on that unit as well for the ‘Skins.

163) Kindle Vildor, DB, Chicago Bears

The Bears are desperate for playmakers in their secondary after recording just 10 interceptions in 2019 (T-26th in NFL). Vildor should bring much-needed ball skills (nine INTs since 2017) from the slot.

164) Curtis Weaver, DE, Miami Dolphins (via Eagles)

Miami finished dead last in sacks (23) last season, so shoring up the pass rush was a necessity this offseason. The Mountain West Conference’s all-time sack leader should be a welcomed addition to the Dolphins‘ rotation.

165) Collin Johnson, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville adds a tall, basketball player-type to a receiving corps that already features plenty of speed and quickness. Look for the staff to deploy him as a red-zone weapon and chain mover.

166) Quintez Cephus, WR, Detroit Lions

All of Detroit’s top receivers are set to hit free agency in 2021, so this could be a long play for the Lions. Cephus isn’t an explosive athlete, but he’s dependable and tough. He’s also great in the run game, which this regime will love.

167) Jake Fromm, QB, Buffalo Bills

Fromm is an interesting pick because he has very similar physical traits as current backup Matt Barkley. There’s a good chance the staff opts for the more affordable version moving forward.

168) John Hightower, WR, Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles continue to inject speed into their receiving corps, landing one of the better field-stretchers available on Day 3. Hightower isn’t very well-rounded at this stage, but he is a solid developmental speed weapon who could see significant reps down the line.

169) Harrison Hand, DB, Minnesota Vikings (via Saints)

Hand possesses the size, physicality and competitiveness Mike Zimmer likes to develop in his corners. The Vikings needed to shore up their secondary depth this offseason, and they have accomplished that.

170) Broderick Washington, DT, Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens build from the inside out, so there is no limit to the line depth they like to roster. Washington is a disruptive interior pass rusher who needs ample development in the nuances of the position to see significant game reps.

171) Isaiah Coulter, WR, Houston Texans

Coulter is a developmental possession receiver with a wide catch radius and decent run-after-catch skills to separate himself from the pack. He won’t be ready until at least Year 2, but the size and natural receiving skills are promising for his chances.

172) Jason Huntley, RB, Detroit Lions (via Raiders)

Huntley should be in competition for the team’s multi-purpose/returner job. He’ll need to shine on special teams in camp to make the roster.

173) Darnell Mooney, WR, Chicago Bears (via Eagles)

Mooney is the type of receiver you like to take a shot on at this stage of the draft because he has the explosiveness to make enough noise to earn a roster spot. Unfortunately, he comes in with almost no return experience, and that may need to be where he shines to differentiate himself.

174) Larrell Murchison, DT, Tennessee Titans

This is a solid landing spot for Murchison, who is an ascending player with explosive pass rush ability. The Titans have a need at defensive line depth, so expect coaches to take special interest in developing him.

175) Kamal Martin, LB, Green Bay Packers

Packers fans know all too well the struggles they’ve had at linebacker, but waiting this long to address the position doesn’t do much to improve on those deficiencies. Martin will get every chance to earn a significant role, but he’s likely just a special teams addition for Green Bay.

176) K.J. Osborn, WR, Minnesota Vikings (via 49ers)

The depth at wide receiver for the Vikings is average at best. Osborn isn’t adding much explosiveness, but he is a tough, reliable target. He hangs his hat on special teams, however, where he returned kicks and averaged 16 yards on punt returns last season.

177) Michael Danna, Edge, Kansas City Chiefs

Danna took a step back as a senior, but the Chiefs hope he can tap into the guy they saw in 2018 who recorded 9.5 sacks for the Wolverines. A team can never have too many edge rushers, and this is a good spot to gamble on his potential.

178) Justin Strnad, LB, Denver Broncos

Denver fans could be in for a surprise with this pick. Strnad is an excellent athlete whose draft stock plummeted when he missed the second half of last season with an injury. If he returns to form, he should compete for a starting role inside.

179) Bradlee Anae, DE, Dallas Cowboys

Anae is one of the most polished pass rushers in this class from a technical standpoint. His athletic testing scores weren’t great, however, and it confirmed some concerns teams had about his explosiveness. Regardless, ask any Pac-12 offensive lineman how disruptive the 2019 All-American was last year and that will tell you what type of upside he has. Very strong value here.

SIXTH ROUND

180) Hakeem Adeniji, OT, Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals may have waited a bit too long to address their offensive line depth, but this is a solid pickup. Adeniji isn’t ready yet, but he brings versatility as a depth guard or tackle.

181) Netane Muti, OG, Denver Broncos

Muti would have been long gone had it not been for his long injury history. He is a nasty punisher on the inside and should help the unit’s tone-setting ability if he emerges as a regular contributor. His film was one of the most fun to watch.

182) Michael Onwenu, OG, New England Patriots (via Colts)

Onwenu is a road-grader in the run game. The Patriots‘ starting unit is rock-solid on the interior, but it needed some depth. He could learn from one of the game’s best run-blockers in Shaq Mason.

183) Cam Brown, LB, New York Giants

Brown is a rangy linebacker with the type of pursuit speed you want in your special teams coverage units. That is where Brown will likely be prioritized for the Giants.

184) Bravvion Roy, DT, Carolina Panthers

Matt Rhule is familiar with Roy after coaching him for three seasons at Baylor. Roy is a surprisingly nifty one-gapper and, as a bonus, showed value blocking two field goals in college. He’ll get plenty of leeway to make the roster as a depth tackle.

185) Blake Ferguson, LS, Miami Dolphins

Ferguson was widely considered the best long snapper in this class. He’ll be the team’s third long snapper in three seasons.

186) Alohi Gilman, DB, Los Angeles Chargers

Gilman should be a strong contender to win a job on special teams for the Bolts. There is some potential to develop into a subpackage nickel defender with his instincts.

187) Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Cleveland Browns

This is solid value for a player with his combination of size, speed and ball skills. He should benefit from sharing the same practice field as two of the NFL’s best route runners in Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr., as that is a major area for improvement for DPJ.

188) Tyler Bass, K, Buffalo Bills

Stephen Hauschka made a pedestrian 78.6 percent of his field goals in 2019. Bass looks to turn in better performances for an emerging scoring offense.

189) Jake Luton, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jags decided to play their hand in a sixth-round Pac-12 quarterback for the second-straight year, after the success they found in Gardner Minshew. Like Minshew, Luton has decent upside and it’s not crazy to see a legitimate quarterback competition between these two at some point in 2020.

190) Charlie Woerner, TE, San Francisco 49ers

Woerner won’t see a ton of balls thrown his way, but he is an outstanding blocker in space and could sneak his way into a heavy rotation in certain packages as an H-back. This could be a great value for a solid role player in a creative scheme.

191) Braden Mann, P, New York Jets

Mann is the next in a very long line of Texas A&M punters. He has a booming leg and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he developed into a perennial Pro Bowler.

192) Jon Runyan, OG, Green Bay Packers

The Packers have been known to take college tackles and develop them into pro guards. Runyan, a staple at tackle for the Wolverines, likely moves inside in Green Bay.

193) Robert Windsor, DT, Indianapolis Colts

Windsor is scheme versatile and shows enough power to create disruption in the run and pass games as a rotational tackle/end. He doesn’t have much of a ceiling, but this is a solid depth addition at this stage in the draft.

194) Khalil Davis, DT, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Davis’ motor and explosiveness as a pass rusher will win coaches over, but consistency will be key. The Bucs don’t have much depth on their defensive line, so he is in a solid situation to make this roster.

195) Justin Herron, OT, New England Patriots

Herron is an easy mover possessing left tackle feet, where he played his entire college career. His draft card labeled him a tackle, but he could eventually move inside.

196) Shaun Bradley, LB, Philadelphia Eagles (via Bears)

Bradley has physical limitations, but his pursuit speed, coordination and intangibles give him more than a fighting chance to make the Eagles‘ roster. He should shine on special teams in camp.

197) John Penisini, DT, Detroit Lions (via Colts)

Detroit had the fourth-lowest run stuff rate in the NFL last season, so it can use all the help it can get. Penisini is a gap-clogger who could find his way into the rotation early.

198) Antoine Brooks, DB, Pittsburgh Steelers

Brooks plays a physical brand of football and has great pursuit speed. He could be a difference-maker on special teams as he develops in coverage.

199) Jordan Fuller, DB, Los Angeles Rams

Fuller has very good range from single-high alignment, but his vision and instincts are average, which limits his playmaking potential. His physical attributes are attractive, but he’s likely a depth/special-teamer at best for the Rams.

200) Quez Watkins, WR, Philadelphia Eagles (via Bears)

Fly Eagles Fly. That’s been the theme for the Eagles‘ assortment of receivers in this draft. Watkins can do just that, as his 4.3 speed translates well on offense and as a returner. He is very raw as a route runner, so don’t expect much offensive production until later in his rookie contract.

201) James Proche, WR, Baltimore Ravens (via Vikings)

Proche arguably has the best hands in this year’s draft class. He won’t make the Ravens‘ track team, but he could emerge as solid possession depth receiver. If they need someone to convert a key third-down catch, he may be their best option.

202) Evan Weaver, LB, Arizona Cardinals

It was easy to find Weaver when watching Cal on defense — he’s in the frame on every single play. He’s a classic instincts-over-speed inside linebacker who does nothing but make tackles. His athletic limitations will make it tough for him to beat out many guys on the roster, but he should stick around for a long time as a back-up MIKE and special-teamer.

203) Blake Brandel, OT, Minnesota Vikings (via Saints)

Brandel is a college left tackle who could ultimately line up on the inside. Regardless, he provides some positional versatility for the Vikings.

204) Cassh Maluia, LB, New England Patriots

Maluia isn’t likely to see many defensive snaps as he lacks benchmark physical traits and diagnostic skills. However, he has good play speed and should emerge as a core special teams contributor.

205) Josh Metellus, DB, Minnesota Vikings

Metellus has flashes of playmaking ability on film, which likely intrigued the Vikings enough to take a shot on his development. He isn’t a special athlete, but the energy and ball skills he offers are worth a flier.

206) Tyler Davis, TE, Jacksonville Jaguars

A high school quarterback, Davis saw just average college production at tight end. The Jaguars could see some shuffling around in their tight end room in the next year or so, so Davis has a decent chance of emerging as a roster-able player off the practice squad.

207) Isaiah Hodgins, WR, Buffalo Bills

Hodgins will wow coaches with his ball skills and nifty feet for a bigger receiver. If he’s as consistent as he was in college last season, he has a real shot at making the Bills‘ roster.

208) Jake Hanson, C, Green Bay Packers

Hanson was ultra-reliable in college starting four years at center and earning honorable mention honors each season. He’s tough and technically sound but will need to mature physically.

209) Simon Stepaniak, OG, Green Bay Packers

The Packers take interior linemen in back-to-back picks. With some key 2021 free agents in that position group, they’ll be looking closely at the competition there.

210) Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Philadelphia Eagles (via 49ers)

The Eagles got nice value here if Wanogho’s knees hold up. The team has been looking to add competition to a tackle position that lacks depth and has some uncertainty. Wanogho’s talent is much better than a late sixth-rounder.

211) Isaiah Rodgers, DB, Indianapolis Colts (via Jets)

Rodgers may be size deficient, but he’s speedy and has great ball skills. This is where you take a chance on undersized playmakers from lower-level programs.

212) Dezmon Patmon, WR, Indianapolis Colts (via Patriots)

Patmon has nice size and 50/50 ball skills, but it will be tough for him to standout with below average separation skills. He’s likely a practice squad stash as he tunes up his patterns.

213) Jordan Glasgow, LB, Indianapolis Colts (via Patriots)

A former walk-on, Glasgow was a special teams standout throughout his college career. He is also an extremely reliable tackler with great competitive energy. He’s a fringe roster guy with nice special teams upside.

214) Freddie Swain, WR, Seattle Seahawks

Swain will get camp reps in the slot, and he has good speed as a catch-and-run weapon. But his best shot at making a roster is as a returner on special teams.

SEVENTH ROUND

215) Markus Bailey, LB, Cincinnati Bengals

Glaring injury concerns caused his fall in the draft, but Bailey is a very smart, instinctual linebacker you want on the inside. If he can stay healthy, Bailey should be a shoo-in to compete for a starting job.

216) Kamren Curl, DB, Washington Redskins

Washington is banking on Curl’s special teams ability to sign him to its active roster. He can add depth as a subpackage safety, where he shows solid range against the run and pass.

217) Jauan Jennings, WR, San Francisco 49ers

The Niners add another big, physical slot receiver to their roster to compete for a spot in their rotation. Jennings is far from polished, but he has some “bully” to him that could win coaches over.

218) Carter Coughlin, Edge, New York Giants

The Giants‘ defense ranked in the bottom 10 in pressure rate last season, so adding any competition to their edge group makes sense. Coughlin has some length deficiencies, but he wins enough with his motor and quickness in the pass game to earn a roster spot.

219) Geno Stone, DB, Baltimore Ravens (via Vikings)

The Ravens love to draft toughness and instincts and Stone has plenty of both. He isn’t the greatest athlete, but he proved capable of creating turnovers with his vision and smarts from the back end.

220) K.J. Hill, WR, Los Angeles Chargers

Ohio State has pumped out some impressive route runners over the last few seasons and Hill is no exception. The Chargers hope iron sharpens iron here as Keenan Allen should provide a great example of how to win from the slot.

221) Stantley Thomas-Oliver, DB, Carolina Panthers

The Panthers turn in their seventh and final draft card with their seventh defensive player. Thomas-Oliver joins a defense that ranked 31st in points per game allowed last season.

222) Eno Benjamin, RB, Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals pick up some competition for a reserve running back job right out of their backyard. Benjamin isn’t especially explosive, but he’s shifty and experienced in the receiving game.

223) Chris Claybrooks, DB, Jacksonville Jaguars

Claybrooks is undersized with marginal coverage technique and instincts, but his real value may be as competition for the return game. He has very good speed and has experience returning kicks.

224) Cole McDonald, QB, Tennessee Titans

McDonald’s athleticism and arm talent give him an edge for the Titans‘ backup job. He has time to sit behind Ryan Tannehill, learn to manage an offense and clean up his decision-making.

225) Kenny Willekes, DE, Minnesota Vikings (via Ravens)

This is a great spot to take a flier on a highly productive Big Ten defensive lineman. He lived in the opponents’ backfields (51.0 TFL, 26.0 sacks since 2017) and has one of the best motors in this class. He’ll be an easy player to like in camp, but how consistently can he match up physically vs. NFL talent?

226) Arlington Hambright, OG, Chicago Bears

Hambright was a college left tackle, but he will likely move inside where he is a better fit physically. Chicago needs to find upgrades to its depth inside during camp.

227) Lachavious Simmons, OG, Chicago Bears (via Eagles)

The Bears selecting guards in the seventh round with back-to-back picks says they want camp competition there. Simmons and Hambright will by vying for a bottom-of-the-roster spot.

228) Sterling Hofrichter, P, Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons needed to upgrade this position after finishing 30th in net punting average last season. It’s Hofrichter’s job to lose in camp.

229) James Smith-Williams, DE, Washington Redskins

The Redskins had the worst third-down defense last season, so no harm in kicking the tires on a traits-heavy pass rusher here. Smith-Williams has durability issues, but there is a chance he flashes enough in camp to make this team.

230) Dustin Woodard, C, New England Patriots

Bill Belichick adds more camp competition for depth on the interior of his line. The Patriots have had decent success stashing late-round linemen on their practice squad for development.

231) Ben DiNucci, QB, Dallas Cowboys

The backup job in Dallas is anything but secure. The former Pitt Panther and 2019 CAA Offensive Player of the Year elevated a James Madison program using his arm and his legs (1,000-plus rushing yards since 2018).

232) Carlos Davis, DT, Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers have a decent track record of developing late-round defensive players. Davis is inconsistent, but he flashes very disruptive reps that could help him carve out a role in the Steelers‘ defensive line rotation.

233) Casey Toohill, DE, Philadelphia Eagles (via Bears)

Toohill has good straight-line athleticism to win a job on the Eagles‘ special teams units. There is some upside as a subpackage blitz specialist.

234) Clay Johnston, LB, Los Angeles Rams

New special teams coordinator John Bonamego will be looking for his special teams studs this offseason. Johnston has the tackling ability and fluidity in space to be one of them.

235) Jashon Cornell, DE, Detroit Lions

Ohio State isn’t a bad place to take a late-round flier from, especially with the offensive and defensive line. Detroit adds another body to compete for a depth role at end or tackle.

236) Vernon Scott, DB, Green Bay Packers

Scott has decent size to go along with flashes of playmaking ability. He’ll get a shot at a depth role at safety or nickel in camp, but special teams will be where he earns his paycheck if he makes the team.

237) Thakarius Keyes, DB, Kansas City Chiefs (via Titans)

Keyes has the type of length and athleticism that coaches take notice of as a late-round flier. He is worth stashing on the practice squad as he strings together the mental with the physical aspects of the position.

238) T.J. Brunson, LB, New York Giants

Brunson is experienced and plays with a quick trigger, but he falls below the NFL baselines in size and athleticism. He’s a long shot to make the roster unless he shines on special teams.

239) Dane Jackson, DB, Buffalo Bills

The Bills got a solid value pick for Jackson, who plays with the fluidity and tenacity to excite secondary coaches. The cornerback room is a bit crowded, but don’t be surprised if he stands out on special teams in 2020 and works his way into the rotation in Year 2.

240) Tommy Stevens, QB, New Orleans Saints (via Texans)

Stevens isn’t a natural passer, but he flashed above average mobility and running skills during his career. There are some in the NFL that believe he can develop into an H-back and what better team to explore his options than Sean Payton’s Saints.

241) Chapelle Russell, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Russell has a chance to win a roster spot by showcasing his toughness and quickness on special teams. His defensive value is limited unless he shows drastic improvement operating in traffic.

242) Jonathan Garvin, DE, Green Bay Packers

Garvin is an impressive traits-based player who the Packers will look to develop on their practice squad. His length and test numbers project very well to the pro game.

243) Chris Jackson, DB, Tennessee Titans

Jackson is a good athlete with NFL speed, but he’ll need to tighten up in coverage to get an extended look in camp.

244) Nate Stanley, QB, Minnesota Vikings (via Saints)

Stanley’s size and arm strength will catch your attention. However, he will have a tough time landing a backup job in the NFL unless he cleans up his accuracy and decision-making.

245) Raymond Calais, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via 49ers)

Anytime you’re equipped with Calais’ speed and versatility (all-conference RB, all-purpose player, and returner in 2019), you’re going to be one of the favorites to make your team regardless of draft round. Tampa Bay should be able to find a role for him early.

246) Malcolm Perry, RB, Miami Dolphins

Perry will be making the transition from option QB to returner, but he was one of the more electric college players with the ball in his hands over the last few years. He has a good chance to flash enough in camp to earn a roster spot.

247) Chris Williamson, DB, New York Giants

Williamson plays an aggressive, physical brand of ball that is valued on special teams coverage units. That will be his ticket to the NFL.

248) Sam Sloman, K, Los Angeles Rams

Sloman will be counted on to be “the guy” for a Rams team that finished 28th in made field-goal percentage last season.

249) Brian Cole II, DB, Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota added plenty of competition to its secondary in the draft. However, don’t be surprised if they look to convert Cole into a hybrid safety/linebacker.

250) Tremayne Anchrum, OG, Los Angeles Rams (via Texans)

Anchrum is a seasoned developmental tackle/guard with big-game experience. He is accustomed to playing in heavy spread concepts, much like he’ll see in Los Angeles.

251) Stephen Sullivan, WR, Seattle Seahawks (via Dolphins)

Sullivan is a flex tight end/wide receiver tweener who offers little else outside of pass catching. He isn’t ready to play yet, but coaches may want to stash and develop him into a specialty chess piece.

252) Tyrie Cleveland, WR, Denver Broncos

Some of Cleveland’s best highlights came on special teams. He is a tough, speedy receiver who has been highly inconsistent on offense, but his production as a gunner could be enough to sign him to the active list.

253) Kyle Hinton, OG, Minnesota Vikings

Hinton was very productive at the Division III level and has enough athleticism for coaches to work with. He’ll need a couple seasons on the practice squad before he’s ready to compete for an active roster spot.

254) Derrek Tuszka, LB, Denver Broncos

Tuszka has physical limitations, but he wins with great competitive energy and aggressiveness off the edge. There is limited upside there, but he could compete for a backup role down the line.

255) Tae Crowder, LB, New York Giants

The former running back (stuck behind Nick ChubbSony Michel, and Elijah Holyfield) made the transition to inside linebacker and showed gradual improvement in each season. Mr. Irrelevant will have a tough time seeing the field early in his career unless he makes noise on special teams.

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