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Dallas

The Cowboys start off the draft with back-to-back Wolverines, who are both good players but got drafted higher than their value. After that, Dallas went with solid prospects who could contribute early in their careers in Overshown, Fehoko, Richards, Scott, and Vaughn.

Best pick – Fehoko

??? pick – Schoonmaker

Grade – C+



Round/Pick

Prospect

Pos

College

​Comments

​1 / 26

Mazi Smith

DT

Michigan

Dallas adds the big, strong, and surprisingly quick Smith. Smith excels as a run stuffer and adds a powerful bull rush to the inside pass rush.

​2 / 58


Luke Schoonmaker

TE

Michigan

Dallas looks to replace Dalton Schultz with a similar player in Schoonmaker, who is a quality blocker and a reliable receiver.

​3 / 90

DeMarvion Overshown

​LB

Texas

Overshown is extremely fast, long, and rangy. His instincts are in need of development but his speed is impressive.

​4 / 129

Viliami Fehoko

Edge

San Jose State

Fehoko, the MWC Defensive P.O.Y in 2022, has a nice variety of pass rushing moves and is a productive player who recorded 9 sacks and 18.5 TFL in 2022.

5/169

Asim Richards


OL

North Carolina

Cowboys make a great pick at #169 with the selection of the talented UNC OT. His skill set seems better aligned with sliding inside to OG. Regardless, he has the potential to become a starter with time in Dallas.

6 / 178


Eric Scott

CB

Southern Miss

Scott fits the Cowboys type of CB to a “T.” He has good size, excellent length, and a huge wingspan.

7 / 212


Deuce Vaughn

RB

Kansas State

Dallas drafts a unique weapon in the vastly undersized Wildcat. Vaughn is surprisingly strong and physical for such a small RB. He offers great lateral agility and suddenness and serves as an outstanding change of pace RB for the Cowboys.

7 / 244

Jalen Brooks

WR

South Carolina

​Brooks ran one of the slowest 40 times amongst WRs at the combine and he has difficulty creating separation. But he offers excellent size, reliable hands, and the toughness to work the middle of the field. Brooks profiles as an excellent special teamer.



 

NY Giants

The Giants had seven selections in this year’s draft and did a good job addressing team needs with those picks. The first four picks (Banks-Gray) should all either start or be in the team’s two-deep when the season kickoffs in September.

Best pick – Schmitz

??? pick – Riley

Grade – C



Round/Pick

Prospect

Pos

College

​Comments

​1 / 24


Deonte Banks


CB

Maryland

Banks is fast, explosive, and smooth. He can line up out wide or in the slot. Versatility and speed are the high-level skills he possesses.

2 / 57


John Michael Schmitz

IOL

Minnesota

JMS was a candidate to be drafted by the Giants in round one and they get him in round 2. The best IOL in this draft, he should start as a rookie.

​3 /73

Jalin Hyatt

WR

Tennessee

Giants have needed WR help for years. The reigning Biletnikoff Award winner is explosive and hard to cover one on one.

5/172

Eric Gray

RB

Oklahoma

Gray brings to the Giants a change of pace back to Barkley. Gray is quick, tough, and dangerous in space.

7/209

Tre Hawkins

CB

Old Dominion


​7/243

Jordon Riley

DT

Orgeon


7/240

Gervarius Owens

S

Louisville

Athletic, rangy safety with enough agility and instincts to cover the slot. Owens will compete for a roster spot in September.


 

Philadelphia

The Eagles can’t seem to do anything wrong right now. They had seven picks and used all of the picks on potential starters. Three Georgia Bulldogs defenders were drafted by GM Howie Roseman, including the uber-talented Carter who has a rare skill set but lacks some desired maturity. The Eagles rarely miss on personnel decisions and there is trouble finding any fault with this year’s draft.

Best pick – Smith

??? pick – None

Grade – A



Round/Pick

​Prospect

Pos

College

Comments

1/9

Jalen Carter

DT

Georgia

Fantastic pick. Carter needs a strong organization with veteran leadership. And he goes to the perfect place to be developed with a great support system.

1/30

Nolan Smith

Edge

Georgia

University of Georgia at Philadelphia? Or Penn U at Athens? Either way, the Eagles continue to load up on Georgia Bulldog defensive players. SNS’ #13 ranked prospect is a steal at this point of the draft.

3/65

Tyler Steen

OT

Alabama

Steen was announced as an OG but has the size and feet to play OLT. Should be developed into a starter

3/66

Sydney Brown

S

Ilinois

Brown is a ballhawk and fits a need in Philadelphia where Chauncey Gardner-Johnson left in free agency (Detroit)..

4/105

Kelee Ringo

CB

Georgia

Ringo has excellent size and length. His tape is inconsistent but the raw tools are there. Philadelphia is a great organization to develop the enigmatic Ringo.

6/188

Tanner McKee

QB

Stanford

The Eagles operate on a different level than every other NFL team right now and the drafting of the talented Cardinal goes to prove it. McKee has an excellent combination of arm talent and size. He projects as a potential starting QB in a few years with more experience.

7/249

Moro Ojomo

DT

Texas

Ojomo is surprisingly available at #249 primarily because he flashes elite traits, but he has trouble stringing plays together and stays blocked too often. But his upside is substantial. Expect Ojomo to start the year on the practice squad.



 



Washington

If you’re judging their draft by whether or not the Commanders acquired their long sought after franchise QB, you’d miss on the quality draft Washington had. The first two picks focused on improving the defense’s coverage abilities while two of the last three picks focused on young Edge Rushers to pressure the QB. Washington used the draft to add talent to compete in the NFC East.

Best pick – Daniels

??? pick – Jones

Grade – A-



Round/Pick

​Prospect

Pos

College

Comments

​1 / 16

Emmanuel Forbes

CB

Mississippi State

Forbes is an explosive playmaker – he recorded 6 career pick sixes, including 3 last year. Forbes has 14 career INTs and is solid in run support.

​2 / 47

Jartavius Martin


S

Illinois

Martin is an excellent slot coverage safety with great range and quick hips.

3/97

Ricky Stromberg

IOL


Arkansas

The Commanders have a near dominate defense but the offense has struggled, especially on the line. Stromberg is a smart, aware, and alert pivotman who addresses a team need in Washington.

4/118

Braeden Daniels


OL

Utah

An absolute steal at this point of the draft. Daniels had a high 2nd round draft grade and has the potential to be a long-term starter at OLT or OG in DC.

​5 / 137

KJ Henry

Edge

Clemson

It’s shocking that Henry fell to pick #137. Henry was the best player available on Saturday and had a high second round grade by SNS. Henry has good bend and burst and made his last season his best at Clemson. With the Commanders choosing to not extend the fifth-year option to Chase Young, the opportunity is there for Henry to contribute right away in DC.

​6 / 193

Chris Rodriguez

RB


Kentucky

Washington likes to employ a power rushing attack and Rodriguez is one of the best short yardage and goal line RBs in college football over the last few years.

7/233

Andre Jones

Edge

Louisiana

The Commanders continue to load up on Edge Rushers with the selection of Jones. Jones has excellent range and length and his selection perhaps provides an indication of Chase Young’s pending free agency after the 2023 season.



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