One sentence per prospect — part two

Here’s another 30 prospects summed up in a sentence.

If you missed part one, click here.

Christian Miller (EDGE, Alabama)
There’s a LOT to like — length, physical against the run, terrific looking frame, ability to play EDGE or linebacker and an excellent SPARQ workout (124.17).

N’Keal Harry (WR, Arizona State)
He’s very good after the catch, he makes spectacular grabs and he can high-point the football but he doesn’t separate and it’s a problem.

Jerry Tillery (DT, Notre Dame)
A converted left tackle with quickness and great size but he drifts in and out of games and there are some character question marks.

Brian Burns (EDGE, Florida State)
Terrific college speed rusher but he’s rumoured to only weigh about 225-230lbs and that’s not going to work at the next level.

Taylor Rapp (S, Washington)
Rapp has fantastic short-area agility and he packs a punch as a hitter but he lacks top-end speed and is better suited to the big nickel or strong safety.

Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (CB/S, Florida)
An energetic, bombastic and tough-for-his-size nickel corner or safety who will gamble and take chances but also makes plays.

Deionte Thompson (S, Alabama)
Overrated during the season and simply a reasonable prospect who doesn’t make enough plays and he’ll go in rounds two or three.

Greg Little (T, Ole Miss)
He looked like a guard convert at the start of the college season and nothing’s changed.

Mack Wilson (LB, Alabama)
I wanted to like him more than I do but he’s reasonable at everything — coverage, tackling and blitzing.

Johnathan Abram (S, Mississippi State)
Extremely solid and tough and could be the first safety drafted but athletic limitations may keep him out of round one.

Damien Harris (RB, Alabama)
Exceptional in pass protection with an ideal frame plus an explosive physical profile.

Preston Williams (WR, Colorado State)
Probably the most talented receiver in the draft but character flags could make him an UDFA.

Kaden Smith (TE, Stanford)
Doesn’t possess T.J. Hockenson’s ‘wow’ factor but he makes difficult catches at every level and can contribute as a blocker.

Kaleb McGary (T, Washington)
Medicals will determine his stock but he was outstanding at the Senior Bowl and his tape is generally good barring the occasional whiff (or two) per game.

Chuma Edoga (T, USC)
A former 5-star recruit who had a tremendous Senior Bowl and, considering his tape is also pretty good, he could be a big time riser by April.

Chris Lindstrom (G, Boston College)
He moves well and he’s a fighter but he’ll need to test well given his lack of great size.

D’Andre Walker (EDGE, Georgia)
A hernia injury will keep him out of the combine but he shouldn’t be forgotten as an extremely physical and quick EDGE who sets the tone.

Khalen Saunders (DT, Western Illinois)
Saunders has a rare combination of massive size (320lbs) and freakish quickness/athleticism and his upside is enormous.

Gerald Willis III (DT, Miami)
Landon Collins’ brother has the agility (watch for his short shuttle) but lacks size and might have to settle as a situational interior rusher.

Elgton Jenkins (C, Mississippi State)
Jenkins displayed great power and control at the Senior Bowl but he struggles against elite quickness and had a nightmare against Alabama and Quinnen Williams.

Renell Wren (DT, Arizona State)
Physically he has it all (6-5, 300lbs, 4.85 forty, 34.5 inch vertical) but his tape lurches between dominant and out of control.

Dru Samia (G, Oklahoma)
An absolute brute who loves a scrap and plays with genuine intensity at guard.

Kingsley Keke (DT, Texas Tech)
At the Senior Bowl he was impressive and he has the size, length and character but his tape was a bit disappointing.

Daniel Jones (QB, Duke)
There’s some potential here (evidenced by his Clemson tape) but there’s also a lot to make you think he’s more of a developmental QB than a first-round lock.

Zach Allen (DE, Boston College)
During the season he was one of the better defensive ends in college football but his Senior Bowl was a let down and he desperately needs a good combine workout.

David Edwards (T, Wisconsin)
If you want a tough, physical and consistent right tackle — consider drafting David Edwards.

Chase Winovich (EDGE, Michigan)
There might not be a more fun EDGE to watch in college football but it’s hard to see his next-level fit considering his physical profile.

Ben Powers (G, Oklahoma)
He has the size and length and had a really good Senior Bowl so deserves a bit more focus than he’s getting.

Charles Omenihu (EDGE, Texas)
In flashes you see talent and he has the size/length but he’s a level down compared to prospects like L.J. Collier for me.

Jarrett Stidham (QB, Auburn)
He’s got the arm strength but he’s difficult to judge because the Auburn coaches made every call for him and the offense consisted of deep shots and check downs.

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  1. SebA–129031078/#129031078_23

    What are the Bleacher Report smoking?! Apparently our ‘ideal trade scenario’ is trading a R1 and Jarran Reed for Jalen Ramsey, despite our clear history of picking later round CBs. Let me take the opportunity to say how much I appreciate having your football journalism, Rob!!!

    • C-Dog


    • cha

      That’s fantastic. I don’t think I would trade Reed for Ramsey straight up. Immediate cap hit of $6m or so.

      • Ross

        Agree. I’d take Reed all day.

  2. DC

    This feels like the most wide open Seahawks draft in a long time. FA will narrow it down some but it’s hard to id an area where we couldn’t use additional talent. We’re set at punter.

    I read the article and swear there were only 15 or so names. Had to go back and count!

    • Rob Staton

      Definitely is wide open this year. Lot’s of possible options for Seattle.

  3. SJ

    Do you think Willis is capable of fitting the mold of a Michael Bennet 5T on run downs, 3T on passing downs?

    • Rob Staton

      No — he’s 6-2 and about 295lbs. I think he’s a defensive tackle who will need to be rotated.

  4. Hicks

    Rob, what do you think of David Edwards landing in Seattle? “Tough, Physical, Consistant” sounds good to me, and right up Pete’s alley. How does he compare to Dillard in your opinion?

    • Rob Staton

      Dillard pure pass protecting tackle, Edwards a pure mauling right tackle

  5. Barry

    Rob and everyone, with many teams playing a nickel or big nickel as the majority of the downs, what kind of round value grade do you place on these players now such as Rapp? Or do you play the odds and draft him where conventional wisdom says?

    • Rob Staton

      I think you have to judge a player purely on what he is not on growing use of a role. I think Tapp will go in the 40’s.

  6. Coleslaw

    I’m starting to lean towards WR with the first pick at 25-40. Theres a lot of guys who could really contribute, and that DL depth is legit, there will be options later on. Deebo would be an excellent addition, but I think we’d have to take him closer to 25 than 40. Then again, the WR depth is also really good, so we might wait on DL and WR. Who knows. I know PCJS will have a plan to attack this draft and I’m pumped, cause I’m really loving a lot of these guys.

    • C-Dog

      That’s what I’m starting to think after a number of trade downs. They might be out of position to land a defensive player that makes sense, and they could be in position where a run of WRs or TEs are at, and I’m not convinced Seattle will take a QB with their first pick. I can see JS thinking that way, but I have a hard time seeing PC getting on board with it.

      • GoHawksDani

        As for depth and immediate possible contribution I start to go towards OLB.
        Both KJ and Kendricks are question marks (regarding FA and jail time). Mingo underperforms.
        We don’t really have good depth. Calitro and Griffin are not starting material to me. Even if Martin can play OLB that’s a big IF and even if he can play, we still need probably a WILL.
        The most brutal, awesome DEs and DTs will go in the top 20 and there won’t be much of a drop between 2nd and 3rd round DL guys as it seems.
        WR could be a legit route, but right now Baldwin and Lockett are pretty much locked at WR1 and WR2. With our scheme, I guess we’ll run more 21 and 12 personnel so most of the times there’ll be 2 WRs on the field (with Fant as the 6th OL guy basically and maybe Dissly/Dickson/Vannett featured more heavily or RB+FB+TE sets). Yeah, WR3 is important, but not sure it’s first pick important. And not sure how much of a dropoff will be between guys that are not Deebo/Campbell/McLaurin/Brown and 3rd/4th round guys.

        With all the QB, EDGE, DT, some WR and TE picks in the first, I guess there’ll be a couple of non-rushing LBs picked also, but I think there will be a less of a drop-off in the early second round for those guys.

        But I can definitely see them picking a receiver or DT/DE also.

        • UKAlex6674

          Don’t forget though, you aren’t just picking a WR for WR3 now, you have one eye on the future also – thinking Baldwin.

  7. Jackson

    Jerry Tillery did indeed drift in and out of games during his first three years. His senior year, however, he was the most consistent D-Lineman on Notre Dame’s playoff team. He also has exactly ZERO character issues, with the exception that he had so many side interests that one questions his love of football.

    • UKAlex6674

      Tillery is one of my draft favourites.

    • Rob Staton

      I would dispute there are zero character questions. He was suspended for a Fiesta Bowl by the team for breaking rules, he had that weird incident at USC and created some drama on social media when he started liking tweets about Brian Kelly being replaced by Les Miles. He’s not Preston Simmons, don’t get me wrong. But there are things to study and look into.

    • Eburgz

      I’m a big Tillery fan. But he kicked and stepped on dudes (on purpose) in the same game. There are character concerns.

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