Round 5: EDGE Daelin Hayes, Notre Dame
Daelin Hayes has been a bit underrated this year during the draft process. He’s got good size at 6’3″/6’4″ and about 260 pounds. While Hayes has good get-off, he isn’t overly explosive. He has the power to stand up to bulky offensive lineman but struggles with figuring out secondary moves to break through blocks. Hayes works best as a run defender but if he can develop in the passing game as well, he could find success at the NFL level.
Round 5: CB Tre Brown, Oklahoma
Tre Brown is one of the fastest cornerbacks in college football. He small in size but makes up for it with how physical he plays. Brown does well covering vertical routes with speed and closing off opportunities for separation. He struggles to win in contested situations and will be a mismatch against large receivers. Because of his lack of size and quick change of direction, Brown could be a valuable special teamer.
Round 7: CB Thomas Graham Jr., Oregon
Thomas Graham Jr. is a late-round developmental prospect who has good foundational skills but will be a bit of a project in the NFL. In Ian Cummings’s scouting report for Graham on Pro Football Network, Cummings notes that Graham doesn’t have great speed vertically and struggles to close in on gaps. He’s slightly undersized, has decent athleticism, good hip fluidity, and works best in zone coverage.
Round 7: EDGE Tarron Jackson, Coastal Carolina
If Tarron Jackson had attended a Power-Five school, he would very well be a first-round draft choice. He is a powerful edge rusher who has the leadership skills to lead an NFL defense. What stands about Jackson is his ability to change the momentum of the game and give the ball back to his offense. He’s a player I would 100% want on my team.