Mason Rudolph put up wonderful numbers as a consistently good pocket passer at Oklahoma State, but he also had a great line and two draft-worthy receivers to throw to. That doesn't mean the guy is a good player.
Evans, just like Smith, is versatile enough to play inside and outside, but I think Evans will be put at ILB.
But unlike previous year, the Vols don't have a bona fide first-round pick, nor do they have players who received consistent second or third-round grades. Other spots in need are running back, right guard and linebacker. I like Harold Landry, though at 14 it would be a bit of a reach. He is listed with the linebackers in this position preview. Other spots they could fill are fullback, linebacker, and cornerback. The first would obviously be a quarterback - one that wins you games, not that you win in spite of.
Depth chart: Returning (5) - starting MLB Jarrad Davis; backups Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Nick Bellore, Brandon Chubb, Steve Longa. The point of this series is simply to play out a variety of scenarios as we await the actual draft. All three of those drafts saw a Vol get picked in the first round. Smith ran a 4.51 40 at the combine at 6-foot-1 and 236 pounds.
The NFL Draft is just over a week away, and fans are still eagerly anticipating what path the Eagles will take with the final pick on the first day.and no picks on the second. He has a football pedigree.
Danny Trevathan is an impact player when he's on the field, but he's missed 11 games in his two seasons with the Bears. His brother, Terrell, also played at Virginia tech and is one of the top-rated strong safeties in this year's draft. He came up big in the loss to Alabama, with 13 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and a sack. IL had no players taken in 2014 and 2015.
Washington finished the 2017 season with a record of 7-9 so no position is off the table.
Bio/stats: Versatility adds to his value. That's why he slips to being the ninth-best QB in this draft. There's some risk with Chubb's game translating after he posted a career-high 86.7 pass-rush grade last season, a solid number, but not at the same level of the Chargers' Joey Bosa or the Browns' Myles Garrett.
He started for three years for the Panthers, and his athleticism gave way to two touchdowns on gadget plays in college.
Bio/stats: Vander Esch built most of his resume in 2017 when he became a starter for the first time. However, Chubb is being mocked as the first non-quarterback off the board and a potential top-five pick, but his pass-rushing prowess does not stack up to previous elite top-five pass-rushers.
With dozens of potential playmakers set to join the National Football League at the wide receiver position, which players best fit the Eagles scheme, and could develop into starters, stars, or even Hall of Famers? Vander Esch grew up in Riggins, Idaho, (population of about 400) and was a three-sport star at Salmon River High School, helping lead the team to 1A Division-II state titles in both football and basketball his junior and senior years. T.J. Watt (26.5), Tyus Bowser (26.5), Derek Barnett (25.5) and Solomon Thomas (24.2) also ranked high. Schultz was named All-Pac-12 first team a year ago as a senior, when he had 22 receptions for 212 yards and three touchdowns.