1st Round 6th Overall — Barkevious Mingo DE/OLB, LSU — A
This is a passing league and getting to the QB is what you have to do to win. Mingo is as quick off the snap as anyone I’ve seen in a long time. Playing OLB in the 3-4 is the ideal position for someone with his athleticism and he should be a force for years.
3rd Round 68th Overall — Leon McFadden CB, San Diego St. — C+
McFadden is a smaller CB with speed and return ability. He is talented, but I thought there were better CBs on the board at this pick. He does fill a need opposite Joe Haden however.
6th Round 175th Overall — Jamoris Slaughter S, Notre Dame — B
Slaughter has played all over the field for ND because he has really good instincts. He played FS and against option teams was put in at LB. He had a season ending injury this past season of you could have heard his name called a round or so earlier.
7th Round 217th Overall — Armonty Bryant DE/OLB, East Central (OK) — B
Bryant is a good talent who had some off the field issues. He has explosion and could be a good rotation pass rusher as a 3-4 OLB.
7th Round 227th Overall — Garrett Gilkey OG/OT, Chadron St. — B
I had Gilkey as a late 5th/early 6th round guy. I thought they got good value and a guy who can swing inside at OG and outside at OT.
Outside of Mingo, none of their picks were really all that great. Looking at just this draft, it wasn’t a great draft. However, if you take into account they they got Josh Gordon last year in the supplemental draft with their 2nd rounder, they traded essentially a 5th rounder for a starting slot WR in Bess. They also traded this years 4th for a 3rd next year and this years 5th for a 4th next year. Taking all that into account, it was a really productive draft.