Round 4, Pick 133: Alex Wright, DL, UAB
Alex Wright is an imposing figure on the defensive line. He lined up a lot on the edge but I think he could find great success in the league as an interior player as well. He provides positional versatility and will bolster the pass rush from the inside-out.
Round 6, Pick 189: Tyquan Thornton, WR, Baylor
This one was strictly a “me” pick. The thought of having Tyquan Thornton on the same field as Tyreek Hill was just too much for me to look past. Is it the most practical pick? No. It is a lot of fun to dream up play designs featuring Reek-Olave-Kelce-Thornton? Absolutely.
Round 7, Pick 230: LaBryan Ray, DL, Alabama
Ray never quite lived up to his four-star rating during his time in Alabama. He has battled both injury and crowded depth charts over the course of his collegiate career. Ray has low miles, and could realize some of the untapped potential as a depth piece on the line.
Round 7, Pick 240: Abram Smith, RB, Baylor
Clyde Edwards-Helaire is going to get the chance to be “the guy” in the backfield in 2022. The leash gets shorter and shorter with each passing week. They’ll likely bring in a veteran to serve as the primary backup, but it might be time to start thinking about what’s next. Abram Smith is a steal in round seven, coming off a great Senior Bowl performance.
Round 7, Pick 248: Jalyn Armour-Davis, CB, Alabama
Another former four-star from the Crimson Tide that failed to see consistent playing time while in Tuscaloosa. JAD has NFL-caliber traits, but due to his lack of on-field experience, he is missing a lot of the natural instincts for the position. The Kansas City Chiefs are a great landing spot, as they can take the chance on Davis reaching his potential, while having nothing more than a seventh round pick invested in him.