Round 7
PICK(OVR)PLAYER/SCHOOLPOSDRAFTED BYNOTES
  • Hal has adequate feet, quickness and instincts in coverage. He does a nice job of locating and playing the ball in the air. He must learn to become more consistent in run support.
  • Bolser has the frame to develop into an effective inline blocker, but he needs to bulk up and get stronger. While he has enough speed to work the seam, he doesn't play as fast as his timed top-end speed and he's not much of a threat after the catch.
  • Campanaro is an undersized slot receiver and return man who has had problems staying healthy and doesn't play as fast as his timed top-end speed. However, his ability to make the first defender miss and accelerate makes him a threat after the catch and in the return game. He also has the burst and savvy to separate underneath.
  • Carrie comes with a lot of durability, but has size and above-average athleticism. While he has some tightness, he has above-average strength and good top-end speed as a press man or zone-type cornerback.
  • Stephen is an excellent value at this point, even though he doesn't have the burst to make an impact rushing the passer. He is an effective two-gap run-stopper who can press blockers, locate the ball and shed in time to make the play. There's also a lot to like about his toughness and motor.
  • Johnson has good size and packs a strong punch at the point of attack. He brings a physical presence on the interior but has limited range as an outside run-defender.
  • Johnson has strong size, agility and top-end speed. He flashes some big-time runs on tape and brings strong versatility in the passing game for a 215-pound back. However, Johnson has had ball security issues, doesn't always run with great discipline and needs to become a stronger inside runner.
  • Watts is a tremendous athlete but is still developing as a football player. He lacks ideal instincts at this point, but he has tremendous range and holds up well as a space player. Watts should be an immediate special-teams contributor.
  • At 6-foot-2 1/2 and 333 pounds, Allen is a one-dimensional run-stuffer with the thick lower body and strength to anchor against double teams.
  • Price lacks ideal size, but he has adequate top-end speed and strong instincts. He also shows good fight and aggressiveness setting the edge in run support. At times, Price will be overmatched by bigger receivers in contested situations, but he adds quality depth.
  • Van Dyk is a former high school tight end who filled out his frame at Portland State. He's a developmental right tackle prospect with some upside.
  • Small has adequate size and power as a lead blocker. He also flashes solid versatility in the passing game as an underneath target.
  • Hocker improved his accuracy on field goal attempts inside 40 yards last year, and he has the leg strength to connect on long range field goal attempts and drive the ball on kickoffs. He also has some experience punting.
  • Freese is coming off a breakout season as he connected on all 20 of his field goal attempts last year and improved on his kickoffs. That fact that he took over the punting duties and did an adequate job in that role makes last year's performance that much more impressive.
  • Blanchflower missed six games last season with a bilateral sports hernia injury that slowed him all year, and he didn't practice much. He doesn't show great top-end speed, but he is an elite competitor with the frame to develop into an effective inline blocker and he's not afraid to do the dirty work over the middle.
  • Gardner is coming off a season-ending pectoral injury, he has short arms (30 3/4 inches) for an end and he doesn't have the size to line up on the inside as much as he did at Stanford. Gardner, however, is an above-average hand-fighter who locates the ball quickly and tackles well. A team captain last year, he's a warrior who plays though pain and has an above-average motor.
  • Ulrick has an ideal frame with excellent length and adequate athleticism. He must learn to play with better pad level and continue to develop strength in his lower half. However, he has intriguing physical tools as a developmental prospect.
  • Reilly plays with a blue-collar mentality and has an edge. However, he has limited athleticism and flexibility as an edge-rusher.
  • At 6-foot-4 and 267 pounds, Fede has the frame and strength to hold up against the run. He was a productive pass-rusher at Marist and shows some bend rushing off the edge. He now needs to show he can adjust to the speed at the NFL level, but he's worth taking a chance on this late in this draft.
  • There are concerns about Harris' maturity and decision-making, but he has the height, weight and top-end speed to develop into an effective left end in a base four-man front. He put up good numbers in his only season at Illinois State in 2012.
  • At 6-foot-3 and 219 pounds, Janis ran a 4.42 40 at the combine and he torched Division II competition. However, he's not a natural pass-catcher and struggles to field the ball cleanly. He's also an unpolished route runner who needs to make strides in that area.
  • Henderson is a massive human being with ideal measureables and starter-caliber talent. However, he is a classic underachiever who comes with major character baggage, which caused his stock to drop to the seventh round. He must grow up quickly and rededicate himself if he wants to survive.
  • Smith is a rangy outside linebacker prospect who put up good numbers at Texas Tech last year and has the ability to contribute on special teams. He is on the smaller side, though, and he can get engulfed when teams run at him.
  • Wright has limited experience and production behind a loaded receiving corps at LSU. However, he has quality size, athleticism and is a special-teams standout, which is probably why he was drafted.
  • Reese is a burner who can stretch the field vertically outside the hashes. He also provides the ability to hit the home run after the catch if provided a seam. However, he has a slight frame and does not hold up well working the middle of the field.
  • Bryant suffered a season-ending leg injury early in the 2013 season. He is undersized but shows good instincts and has quality ball skills. He must learn to get stronger against the run but can potentially add depth to a secondary.
  • Nelson comes with some durability concerns and lacks ideal size. He is a weakside linebacker prospect who shows above-average athleticism and has upside as blitzer. He must continue to add bulk and strength.
  • Ramsey is a bit undersized and flashes quick feet and hands. He also provides upside as a pass-rusher with quickness and is a very efficient hand-fighter. However, he comes with major durability issues, which is why he likely fell in to the seventh round.
  • Gallon, Michigan's leading receiver the past two seasons, is a developing route runner with enough quickness and change-of-direction skills to separate from man. He's undersized and gets pushed around at times, but he shows good toughness over the middle and he's willing to mix it up with bigger defenders as a blocker.
  • Millard is coming off a torn ACL and he's not an overpowering run-blocker, but he's an effective positional blocker and can contribute in a number of other ways. He shows good vision and power as a short-yardage runner. He's a reliable receiver and an above-average pass-blocker. He also has the potential to develop into a core special-teams player.
  • Leno has a strong size and athleticism combination. He has ideal length and moves his feet well. However, he must continue to get stronger in his lower half as a run-blocker.
  • Dowling has outstanding ball skills and above-average cover skills, but he has below-average instincts and misses too many tackles, plus he's lean and needs to get stronger. In addition, there are concerns about his maturity and inflated ego.
  • Dixon is a strong safety type who has limitations in coverage in the back end. However, he has quality instincts and brings a physical edge to his game.
  • Sam is a disruptive defender who has long arms and good upper-body strength, but he doesn't anchor well and gets pushed around at times. He's a relentless pass-rusher who masks his below-average closing speed and average quickness with quick hands and effort. He's a good value pick here.

    Although the Rams have great D-line depth, Sam has a chance to contribute as a situational pass-rusher in sub packages and on special teams. They will put him in a lot of different rush situations to create the right matchups. They are a traditional 4-3 defense, but he doesn't have enough power to play in their base packages. However, this is a very aggressive defense with a tremendous line rotation and this coaching staff will appreciate Sam's high effort.
  • There are concerns about the level of competition Rhaney faced at Tennessee State, but it's tough to count him out considering all he had to overcome to get to this point. He has good quickness and adequate bulk. He also has starting experience at guard and center.
  • Bishop lacks ideal height and length. However, he plays with quality leverage and has an adequate anchor against the run.
  • While he has below-average cover skills and top-end speed, Westbrooks has above-average instincts in addition to the length and leaping ability to compete for 50-50 balls. He's also an outstanding run-stopper.
  • Smallwood is a three-year starter and team captain who can provide depth and contribute on special teams. He didn't run well at the combine, he doesn't have great cover skills and he takes too long to get off blocks.
  • Mitchell has adequate instincts and coverage skills. He lacks ideal top-end and recovery speed to make up ground when in trail technique. He also must become more reliable in run support.
  • Starr is a high-effort player who can contribute on special teams and has the potential to contribute as a rush linebacker, but he has to improve his strength taking blocks and improve his ability to finish as a tackler. His upside is also limited by his marginal top-end speed.
  • Ballentine is a typical height, weight and speed prospect. He needs to become more efficient in run support, but has good strength and flashes the ability to deliver a big hit. Has has only adequate range and lacks ideal ball skills.