2016 NFL Draft Rounds 4-7 recap

Best Picks- Andrew Billings (DT, Baylor), Cincinnati Bengals

Steal of the draft. Billings is a second round talent with first round potential and he wasn’t taken until the fourth round. He is one of, if not the best, run stuffer in this draft class and has shown flashes of pass rushing ability. He’s a 2 down player right now but in a couple years he’ll be a three down player that stops the run and create penetration on passing downs.

Rashard Higgins (WR, Colorado State), Cleveland Browns-

Higgins’s collegiate career is far more productive than most receivers in this draft, and he was not taken until the end of the fifth round. He may not be an elite athlete, but he makes up for that with an elite and diverse route tree. He is also a sure-handed receiver that is used to heavy workload. He will start for Cleveland next year and could be their top target. He creates separation with ease has good size at 6’1” and rarely drops the ball. Great pick by the Browns

 

Worst Pick- Cardale Jones (QB, Ohio State), Buffalo Bills-

This has nothing to do with Jones’ talent. I am a huge fan of his and believe he could become successful, just not in Buffalo. Rex Ryan does not understand the QB position and cannot develop them to save his life. If Cardale stays on the Bills, he will not have a long or successful career in the NFL. Ryan will not develop him correctly and then he’ll try and make him a franchise star too early. Cardale Jones has serious natural talent, but he’s extremely raw and needs great offensive minds to get him to reach his full potential, and he will not find that in Buffalo.

 

Mr. Irrelevant has Some Serious Talent

Kalan Reed is no scrub and the Titans added a good player when the selected him with the last pick in the draft. Reed has phenomenal ball skills and is aggressive. He will most likely be a nickel corner, but he has the size and physicality to slide outside at times. He footwork isn’t the greatest, but he’s a good enough athlete to make up for it as he continues to develop. Don’t be surprised if you see him on the field in nickel and dime packages for the Titans this year.

 

The German Unicorn, Moritz Boehringer

First off, I will forever refer to him as the German Unicorn (his European team was the Unicorns, so it makes sense). I like this pick for the Vikings a lot. He’s extremely unpolished but he’s a massive target at 6’4” 227lbs. He also runs a 4.4 40 and could develop into something special. I don’t think he’ll make an impact this year, but as he gets accustomed to football in America, he can become a deadly target.

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