We’re up early this morning. I’m going to be doing each round today in a different post because thing seemed to get a bit cluttered today, so round five will be here, and round six will be here, and the seventh round here. Let’s jump right in.
99. St Louis Rams – Mardy Gilyard, WR, Cincinnati
I know Bryan has to be happy about this. I remember back late in the season he developed a bit of a man-crush on Gilyard.
100. Minnesota Vikings (Via Detroits) – Everson Griffen, DE, USC
Wow. Easily the best pick of the draft so far. They already have one of the best pass rushing DEs in the league (with Jared Allen) as well as one of the best d-lines in general and the Vikings just added to that with Griffen.
101. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Mike Williams, WR, Syracuse
This is a bit of a reach. His main issue is character issues after being suspended for academic reasons and then faced another suspension for violating team rules and then quit the team. Talent wise this is a steal, but good luck keeping him out of trouble.
102. Houston Texans (Via Kansas City) – Darryl Sharpton, ILB, Miami
Another big reach for the Texans. They are having a dreadful draft. Sharpton has some durability issues and isn’t the ideal size and athleticism for an NFL linebacker. He’s not really as big or as fast as a linebacker needs to be.
103. Washington Redskins – Perry Riley, OLB, LSU
This is a reach as well. I think we’re to the point now that teams are just going after players that they saw something in that they liked for their system but maybe didn’t stick out to anybody else. Riley has potential and is a sure tackler and can crush running backs in the hole.
104. Tennessee Titans (Via Seattle) – Alterraun Verner, CB, UCLA
Not a big reach considering how late in the draft it is, but Verner does not have good recovery speed when he gets beat. Though with the potential Verner has the Titans may have gotten a steal here or just a bad pick.
105. Philadelphia Eagles (Via Cleveland) – Trevard Lindley, CB, Kentucky
Wanna talk about a team getting a potential steal? This is it. Lindley was considered the top corner in the draft not that long ago. If he lives up to that potential then this pick rocks. Has some question-marks at his ability to track the ball while it’s in the air and mistimes jumps because of it. His production though is great. A First-Team All-SEC.
106. Oakland Raiders – Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland
Wow, this is amazing. The Raiders are actually having a really good draft and this is one of the top three picks in the draft so far. Ideal height, weight and athleticism. He was a beast in the combine but he has some serious durability issues.
107. Buffalo Bills – Marcus Easley, WR, Connecticut
This is a reach.
108. Oakland Raiders (Via Jacksonville) – Jacoby Ford, WR, Clemson
Unbelievable. I don’t even know what to do with myself. This is another very high value pick by the Raiders. I’d say it Ford was even worth trading up to get (like the Raiders did) so hats off to Oakland. Al Davis has clearly handed over the reigns.
109. Chicago Bears – Corey Wootton, DE, Northwestern
Wow, we’re getting quite a few really good picks now. Wootton was a player I expected to be picked into the second round.
110. San Diego Chargers (Via Miami) – Darrell Stuckey, S, Kansas
Hey maybe now, Bryan will dislike the Chargers with me. Good value out of this pick though.
111. Seattle Seahawks (Via Tennessee) – Walter Thurmond III, CB, Oregon
Solid pick by the Seahawks this is basically exactly where I expected Thurmond to be drafted.
112. New York Jets (Via Carolina) – Joe McKnight, RB, USC
Great pick here for the Jets. The rich get richer.
113. New England Patriots (Via San Francisco via Denver) – aaron hernandez, TE, florida
I absolutely love the patriots draft so far. They have picked THREE players from florida. This is good value here, but I don’t care. I get to hate all these players and have that many more reasons to continue hating the pats.
114. Baltimore Ravens (Via Denver) – Dennis Pitta, TE, BYU
Great pick here by the Ravens.
115. New York Giants – Phillip Dillard, LB, Nebraska
A small reach here.
116. Pittsburgh Steelers – Thaddeus Gibson, OLB, Ohio State
I could be wrong but I think this is the first player picked from Ohio State. Either way this is a heck of a pick for the Steelers to get Gibson this late in the draft.
117. Atlanta Falcons – Joe Hawley, C, UNLV
Bad pick. I didn’t expect Hawley to go til the sixth or seventh round, if at all. Hawley is straight up just a bad run blocker. He does have good size though and has zero durability concerns.
118. Houston Texans – Garrett Graham, TE, Wisconsin
Yet again another reach for the Texans. This is music to my ears. I really thought the Texans were on their way to being contenders in the AFC South, but with an abysmal draft like this and the Titans having a great draft, it’s clearly going to continue with the Colts on top, the Titans chasing and the Texans continuing with mediocrity and the Jaguars in everyone’s rear view mirrors.
119. Miami Dolphins (Via Dallas Cowboys via New England) – A.J. Edds, OLB, Iowa
Not quick enough when changing directions to be effective against the run. Edds does have have a lot of raw ability though. Unfortunately for the Dolphins I still see this as a bit of a reach.
120. Cincinnati Bengals – Geno Atkins, DT, Georgia
This is a heck of a pick by the Bengals. Atkins is a third round talent so getting him here is really high value. Atkins doesn’t have ideal size and speed but is a great leader and has no character issues.
121. Philadelphia Eagles – Keenan Clayton, OLB, Oklahoma
This is a ridiculous reach. I didn’t think Keenan Clayton was even going to get drafted.
122. Philadelphia Eagles (Via Green Bay) – Mike Kafka, QB, Northwestern
Eh this is still a reach. The talking heads like it but I don’t. He doesn’t have a good release or good arm strength.
123. New Orleans Saints (Via Arizona via Baltimore) – Al Woods, DT, LSU
Another really good pick by the Saints. Trading up to grab him makes sense to me. Again, the rich get richer. The Saints are having a phenomenal draft.
124. Carolina Panthers (Via New York Jets via Arizona) – Eric Norwood, OLB, South Carolina
This is a GREAT pick by the Panthers. They have had some really great picks and then some that really make you scratch your head, but this is one of the great ones. I really thought Norwood was a late second round or early third round talent.
125. Philadelphia Eagles (Via Dallas) – Clay Harbor, TE, Missouri State
I actually thought Harbor was a full back but ESPN is showing him as a tight end so that’s why I’ll list him as. Either way this is about where I expected him to go. He’s not a good blocker but he’s a good, hard working kid who leads by example.
126. Dallas Cowboys (Via Miami via San Diego) – Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, CB, Indiana (PA)
This is a PHENOMENAL pick by the Cowboys. Definitely worth trading up for. The Cowboys are having one of the best drafts and I think are going to have a very good shot at winning their division this year.
127. Seattle Seahawks (Via NYJ via Philadelphia) – E.J. Wilson, DE, North Carolina
This is a bit of a reach, but Wilson is a huge DE.
128. Detroit Lions (Via Minnesota) – Jason Fox, OT, Miami
This is a reach as well. Huge huge durability issues but a great off the field kid who was on the ACC All-Academic team.
129. Indianapolis Colts – Jacques McClendon, OG, Tennessee
I can’t be upset with this pick because it’s a Tennessee boy… but at the same time I didn’t even expect McClendon to get drafted… Huh. Oh well. GO VOLS!
130. Arizona Cardinals (Via New Orleans) – O’Brien Schofield, OLB Wisconsin
This is a decent pick. I thought Schofield would go a little later than this but it’s not a bad pick.
131. Cincinnati Bengals (compensatory pick) – Roddrick Muckelroy, ILB, Texas
This is almost exactly where I expected Muckelroy to go.