Round/Overall: Fourth, 99th
Position/College: Linebacker, Wisconsin
Height/Weight: 6-1?, 244 pounds
NFLDraftScout.com analyst Dane Brugler’s draft guide evaluation: Strengths: Processes action quickly with above average instincts for the position … smart pre-snap, recognizing formations and anticipating play calls … reliable play speed and quick to work through the trash … excellent at coming to balance on the move and breaking down to be a dependable open-field tackler. Weaknesses: Lean-framed and lacks ideal muscle definition … below average arm length and take-on strength to hold the point vs. NFL linemen … can be washed out in the run game and doesn’t have the body type or power to live in the trenches — too easily knocked off his feet by off-balance blocks … uncontrolled in space with wild breakdown skills, slipping off ballcarriers.
Round/Overall: Fourth, 114th
Position/College: Wide receiver, Auburn
Height/Weight: 6-1¾, 215 pounds
NFLDraftScout.com analyst Dane Brugler’s draft guide evaluation: Strengths: Decisive plant-and-go cuts out of his breaks to create separation … little wasted motion off the snap to shake press and accelerate … achieves proper depth, forcing corners to commit their hips … works back to the ball and finds ways to get uncovered … quick hands and long arms to track and attack the ball away from his body … catches the ball well in stride to be a yards after catch target. Weaknesses: Highly inconsistent ball skills with weak hands and streaky focus, allowing throws to get on top of him … too many “almost” catches on his film, fighting the ball and struggling to consistently finish throws away from his body … lacks diverse stem releases and wasn’t asked to run a sophisticated route tree in college … tightly wound and lacks elusive twitch to create in space … feet stop on contact and lacks the body power to break tackles.
Round/Overall: Fourth, 138th
Position/College: Tight end, Princeton
Height/Weight: 6-4, 245 pounds
NFLDraftScout.com analyst Dane Brugler’s draft guide evaluation: Brugler had no evaluation. Numerous other available evaluators credit Devalve for his toughness and willingness to work hard. Detriments included a lack of quickness and speed along with a history of injuries.
Round/Overall: Fifth, 154th
Position/College: Wide receiver, UCLA
Height/Weight: 6-1?, 207 pounds
NFLDraftScout.com analyst Dane Brugler’s draft guide evaluation: Strengths: Good-sized target with well-distributed thickness … long, strong strides to chew up grass and gain proper depth in his routes … sells patterns with sharp footwork, working back to the ball … makes smooth adjustments on throws away from his body, keeping his focus through the catch … prefers to use his hands at the catch point and avoids using his body to finish … competes with veteran savvy and understands situations. Weaknesses: Not a burner vertically and doesn’t play as fast as he times … doesn’t create consistent separation out of his routes, lacking sudden feet to sink and explode in/out of his breaks … labors off the line of scrimmage and at the stem…marginal leaper and struggles to high point …o ccasionally forced to break stride in order to finish catches.
Position/College: Guard, Baylor
Height/Weight: 6-5?, 315 pounds
NFLDraftScout.com analyst Dane Brugler’s draft guide evaluation: Strengths: Wide base with smooth shuffle in his initial kickslide … stays light in his pass-sets to operate in space … positions himself well to dig his cleats in the turf and halt rushers with minimal resistance … nice job with body angles, absorbing contact well … extends well with timing to stay balanced and on his feet … smart with keen awareness and rarely caught off guard — quick thinker and minimizes the mental mistakes … not a complacent blocker and effort never quits. Weaknesses: Round midsection and lean lower body, lacking muscle definition … stiff lower body and needs to win off the snap, lacking the recovery quickness to make up for false steps … lack of ideal arm length shows up on film, allowing rushers into his body … hand placement is wide and wild — overeager puncher, leading to mistakes … not a technician and pro coaches will need to break him of bad with his upright stance … grabby hands and will attract holding calls.
Round/Overall: Fifth, 173rd
Position/College: Wide receiver, Colorado State
Height/Weight: 6-1?, 196 pounds
NFLDraftScout.com analyst Dane Brugler’s draft guide evaluation: Strengths: Good height and length for the position … light-footed with easy strides and natural body control … excellent rhythm and depth in his routes and transitions his weight well … crafty, coordinated footwork at the top of routes and off the line of scrimmage to create spacing … above average locating ability with terrific sight adjustments to find, track and quickly adjust to the ball. Weaknesses: thin-boned with lean muscle tone … not a powerful runner and won’t consistently break tackles … focused, but too finesse at the catch point … average long-speed … can be overmatched physically and knocked off his route by some defensive backs … mediocre top-end speed and lacks multiple gears … good plant-and-go quickness, but not naturally explosive or a strong leaper.
Round/Overall: Seventh, 250th
Position/College: Linebacker, Arizona
Height/Weight: 5-11¾, 239 pounds
NFLDraftScout.com analyst Dane Brugler’s draft guide evaluation: Strengths: Eyes are trained on the ball at all times … consistently beats the ball carrier or blocker to the spot due to his diagnose skills, putting himself in position to make plays … anticipates well with the balance and chase speed to get a head start … physical take-on skills with active hands, point-of-attack power and ferocious playing temperament, working off blocks … aware and aggressive, competing full-go all four quarters until the echo of the whistle. Weaknesses: Needs to strengthen his lower body and lacks ideal length for the position … one-speed player and even though he is quick to find the ball, he doesn’t always have the burst or play speed to make a play … overaggressive angles and needs to better control his momentum and break down on the move … slips off too many tackle attempts and doesn’t use consistent technique.