Tight End: Jelani Woods, Virginia
Jelani Woods is a hilarious athlete. He’s 6’7, fast and fluid for his size, built like a Greek god, and can jump out of the gym. Is he a little bit skinny for a tight end? Maybe, yes. But that’s nothing an NFL diet plan can’t fix. His blocking needs some work, but his catch radius is terrific, and he has a surprisingly speedy top gear for someone of his height and weight. Woods is a top percentile athlete who lacks first round polish, but will be a steal late on day two.
Offensive Tackle: Evan Neal, Alabama
I know this is a little bit of a chalk pick, but I love Evan Neal as a prospect. NFL teams are always looking to get bigger and more athletic, and size and athleticism are two things that Neal has in spades. Not to mention, he’s an Alabama offensive lineman, and those guys basically come into the NFL with elite hand technique baked in. Neal needs a little bit of work on his footwork and agility, but as a tackle prospect, his size is enough to get him by for now.
Interior Offensive Line: Darian Kinnard, Kentucky
Darian Kinnard wants to rip you in half, and he’s nearly strong enough to do it. He projects as a guard at the pro level, so he’ll need to make that transition. During his time with the Wildcats, Kinnard excelled in phone-booth situations, which bodes well for life as a guard in the NFL. Kinnard’s imposing frame allowed for technique slip-ups in college, but he’ll need to clean that up as a rookie. Again, this isn’t a guy who’s going first or second round, but he’ll be a tremendous value pick in the third or fourth.