Round 4, 138th Overall: Calvin Austin III, WR, Memphis
It’s not too hard to find something to like about Calvin Austin III’s game and that is his impressive speed. That speed is very evident on film as he constantly makes defenders look like they’re moving in slow motion and he backed that up with a 4.32 40 yard dash at the combine.
That speed is essential in today’s NFL as it stretches the field, his game at Memphis wasn’t necessarily just as a deep threat however as he had a lot of success catching short and intermediate passes.
He is undersized at 5-foot-8,170 pounds, but getting his skill set in round four is good value.
Final Grade: A-
Round 6, 208th Overall: Connor Heyward, FB/TE, Michigan State
Connor Heyward is a unique player, as he has experience playing as a half back at Michigan State before moving to tight end for the 2021 season. With 212 rush attempts and 95 catches in his career he brings an intriguing skillset giving him a solid chance at making the roster.
He is also the brother of three-time first-team All Pro Cameron Heyward, which gives the Pittsburgh Steelers four sets of brothers on the team.
Final Grade: C+
Round 7, 225th Overall: Mark Robinson, LB, Ole Miss
Mark Robinson was a running back at Southeast Missouri State before going to Ole Miss where he registered 91 tackles as a linebacker this past season. They’ll likely look for him to play special teams and provide a backup as a linebacker should he make the roster.
Final Grade: C
Round 7, 241st Overall: Chris Oladokun, QB, South Dakota State
Chris Oladokun started his career at USF before transferring to Samford and then transferring to South Dakota State this past season where he threw for 3,163 yards and 25 touchdowns. With Trubisky, Pickett, and Rudolph on the roster Oladokun will likely be competing for a practice squad spot.
Final Grade: C