This is why I would go with Da’Ron Payne from Alabama.
He’s a tremendous football player, and he can do anything you ask him to along the interior defensive line. He can make plays as a 3-technique. He’s also strong and stout enough to play nose tackle Josh Harrison Womens Jersey in Cincinnati’s scheme and make a mess of things at the line of scrimmage. He can be a force in the run game, too. Think of Payne as a young Kawann Short.
The Bengals lost Domata Peko to Denver last offseason, and Geno Atkins just turned 30. Drafting Payne would add both youth and talent at an area of need for Cincinnati.
I know Bill Belichick wants two man-cover corners on his defense. If you can’t win in man, he doesn’t believe you can win. This is why finding a new running mate for Stephon Gilmore will be imperative. Auburn’s Carlton Davis can be that guy.
Elite Youth Jannik Hansen Jersey Whereas the Buccaneers typically feature a remote-controlled parrot perched on the ship and engaging with fans, the draft called for the real thing. Zsa Zsa, a Catalina Macaw who hails from the Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary, will relay a Bucs selection to an announcer on Saturday.
Elite Youth J.J. Wilcox Jersey McKenzie is the son of Raiders general manager and former linebacker Reggie McKenzie, making him the nephew of former Redskins O-lineman and current Raiders scout Raleigh McKenzie. So McKenzie passes the 23andMe test, and he’s built like an NFL defensive tackle at 6’3, 314 pounds, with some quickness and a few disengagement moves. But McKenzie’s stamina, first step and use of leverage are all less than ideal.
Luke Falk is a tall, lean quarterback with a quick release and a live arm who was sacked 125 times in his career because he’s a slow processor with poor pocket presence. His sack rates have increased over his three-plus seasons as a starter, which means they are snowballing on him. Falk arrives in the NFL with a faulty pocket clock, and he doesn’t have the cannon arm and accuracy to compensate. But there’s a breed of NFL evaluator who stops reading reports like this one 13 words in, so Falk will get an extended look and multiple chances. The best thing that can be said about him as Marcus Mariota’s backup is he is inexpensive and no threat to cause a serious controversy.