Final Round 1 Big Board barring massive red flag surprises
1. Myles Garrett, DE
2. Solomon Thomas, DL
-Tremendous player who seems locked into the top 5.
3. Jonathan Allen, DL
-All around stud who can play anywhere on the Dline but some medical flags have popped up.
4. Leonard Fournette, RB
-If he avoids the injuries, he's a superstar running back.
5. Marshon Lattimore, CB
-Tremendous shutdown CB with size, but back to back CBs? Does he move Hargreaves to the nickel for a year or is he the dime back? He and Hargreaves would be a tremendous CB duo going forward though, but he's a top 10 lock IMO though there are some medical concerns.
6. Malik Hooker, FS
-Freakish stud, this ranking is assumed he’s cleared medically
7. OJ Howard, TE
-Would simultaneously give Jameis a weapon and help the run game.
8. Jamal Adams, SS
-Plug him in at SS beside Tandy in the Barry Church role.
9. Dalvin Cook, RB
-Winston would not allow Licht to pass on him. Cook is a tremendous RB talent in all facets of the game- minus the occasional drop and fumble. Major character red flags could drop him to 19 where he'd be dificult to pass up.
10. Corey Davis, WR
-Moves ahead of Williams due to how he would complement our other WRs.
11. Mike Williams, WR
-Would give us 2 dynamic down the field monsters at WR.
12. Derek Barnett, DE
-Would be brought along slowly as most edges are, but could eventually team with Spence as a dynamic duo of defensive ends.
13. John Ross, WR
-Major medical concerns, but the guy will be the fastest player in the league the moment he steps on the field. DeSean can be Vincent Jackson to his Mike Evans.
14. Evan Engram, WR/TE
-This pick would require a few things. Firstly, Brate would really need to improve his blocking. He’s never going to have the mentality to be nasty as one, but he has the frame, just needs to improve his technique. Engram lacks the frame but will put his nose in there. Secondly, this is a pick where Koetter would have to be calling for him. You don’t force him on Koetter if he doesn’t fit what Koetter wants, but if Koetter likes him, he could be an insane weapon for this or any offence. The only question is how to utilize him.
15. David Njoku, TE
-Guy is the youngest player in the draft and has the frame to grow into a full sized TE. Raw as a blocker and a receiver, and not a true speedster at TE, but the upside is still tremendous.
16. Cam Robinson, OL
-Tyron Smith upside at LT, but should be a dominant LG at worst
17. Jabrill Peppers, SS
-I think you put him at SS and coach him up. A downhill terror. Wilcox could be the buffer as he adjusts to the pro game.
18. Reuben Foster, LB
-I think he plays the Sam in the base D, then you turn David loose as a pass rusher in nickel situations keeping Foster on the field.
-McCaffery is a tremendous weapon, but I don't think he's an every down back who can be the bellcow I believe Koetter wants. Wouldn't be surprised if he proved me wrong though.
Just missed the cut, but other options possibly via trade down.
Plug and Play OLs
Forrest Lamp, OL
Ryan Ramczyk, OL
CBs with size to replace Grimes in a year
Marlon Humphrey, CB
-Might not see the field a ton as a rookie, but could replace Grimes in a year and be a stud opposite Hargreaves.
Running Back Reaches