The players that Kiper referred to in his conversation about Allen losing players from the previous season, included 2016 NFL Draftees Brian Hill and Chase Roullier.
Darnold, who many have long considered to be a top two pick, slipped to fifth because of his knack of turning the ball over.
“Barkley is a big-time running back, and I think he’ll be a top-10 pick”.
Former OU quarterback and Heisman Trophy victor Baker Mayfield is found on almost all projected 2018 first-round draft boards and is joined by teammates Mark Andrews and Orlando Brown on many. He compares his anticipated drop for Guice to that of Alvin Kamara, the Saints rookie sensation who was not drafted until the third round past year. “I have him going in the late first round to Jacksonville”, Kiper said. But how much do teams value running backs? And there is always value in the middle rounds – just look at Kareem Hunt and Alvin Kamara in 2017.
With the No. 21 pick, Kiper Jr. gave the Bills UCF cornerback and return man Mike Hughes.
Now that all-star games are set to be played and soon the combine will begin, the anticipation for the draft to get here won’t let up (for good reasons). Makes sense for the L.A. Rams, I have him going to.
Hughes (5-11, 191) played one season at UCF after transferring in from the junior college ranks.
His 2017 season didn’t go as expected, however, and Scarbrough averaged a career-low 4.8 yards per carry last season.
James, a redshirt sophomore, declared for the draft in early December and announced he would not participate in the Seminoles’ Independence Bowl matchup against Southern Miss. But Kiper anticipates it will be a senior who will be the third LSU player to come off the board – wide receiver DJ Chark.
This updated version features many changes thanks to the updated draft order and getting a final list of the underclassmen who entered the draft.
A loaded Steelers offense can still use a consistent middle-of-the-field presence at tight end, and Goedert has the size and athleticism to be a matchup weapon in the NFL.
Kiper views cornerback as an area of weakness for the Rams, which won the NFC West.