The Big Board: Day Three

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The third of the draft consists of rounds four through seven. Ideally, when this portion of the draft rolls around you’ll find guys that you labeled as second and third round targets still available on the board. They will take precedent over any of the players listed here. But this is typically the day of the draft where teams are no longer targeting talent, but trying to fill specific holes and weak spots on the roster and depth chart.

You can click to read the first round and second/third round targets. As before, these are based off my own grades and rankings of players. Click on their names to read scouting reports of each prospect.


In the fourth round, you are trying to border on the guys that still have starting potential, but also can provide immediately depth. With the guys that have starting potential, you don’t feel like there is a strong possibility they will achieve it. But even if they fall short, you feel like they can add good value as backups and role players. These are the types of players that if they become starters for you, more than likely it will come in their third or fourth years. They have long-term developmental potential, but in the immediate future you’re just looking for guys that can bolster depth.


67. OG Stephen Schilling, Michigan
68. WR Austin Pettis, Boise State
69. LB Mark Herzlich, Boston College
70. WR Tandon Doss, Indiana


71. RB Daniel Thomas, Kansas State
72. TE Jordan Cameron, USC
73. LB Mason Foster, Washington
74. TE Virgil Green, Nevada
75. DE Greg Romeus, Pittsburgh
76. OG Clint Boling, Georgia
77. CB Shareece Wright, USC


78. OT Byron Stingily, Louisville
79. LB Adrian Moten, Maryland
80. RB Kendall Hunter, Oklahoma State
81. RB Derrick Locke, Kentucky
82. LB Jonas Mouton, Michigan
83. CB Davon House, New Mexico
84. S DeAndre McDaniel, Clemson
85. S Will Hill, Florida


In the fifth round, you’re basically looking for quality depth guys. You want to draft players that can come in immediately and add value in that department. But in most cases, very few of these guys will ever develop into starters. You want guys with long-term starting potential, but in most cases they will be stopgap guys rather than key assets. In the end, you’re hoping to get quality role players out of this group.


86. S Quinton Carter, Oklahoma
87. RB DeMarco Murray, Oklahoma
88. OT Lee Ziemba, Auburn
89. DE Cliff Matthews, South Carolina
90. TE Andre Smith, Virginia Tech
91. WR Vincent Brown, San Diego
92. S Ahmad Black, Florida
93. RB Bilal Powell, Louisville
94. S Jaiquawn Jarrett, Temple


95. OG Keith Williams, Nebraska
96. RB Dion Lewis, Pittsburgh
97. DT Lawrence Guy, Arizona State
98. OG Zach Hurd, Connecticut
99. DE Jabaal Sheard, Pittsburgh
100. S Eric Hagg, Nebraska
101. S Tyler Sash, Iowa
102. WR Cecil Shorts, Mount Union
103. OG Jason Pinkston, Pittsburgh
104. CB Johnny Patrick, Louisville
105. S Jeron Johnson, Boise State


106. DE Pernell McPhee, Mississippi State
107. DE Allen Bailey, Miami
108. LB K.J. Wright, Mississippi State
109. LB Quentin Davie, Northwestern
110. CB Kendric Burney, North Carolina
111. OT Jah Reid, Central Florida
112. TE Zack Pianalto, North Carolina
113. CB Kevin Rutland, Missouri
114. CB Anthony Gaitor, FIU
115. CB Brandyn Thompson, Boise State
116. K Alex Henery, Nebraska
117. QB Greg McElroy, Alabama
118. QB Pat Devlin, Delaware
119. QB Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech
120. QB Ricky Stanzi, Iowa
121. FB Owen Marecic, Stanford


These are players that you target after the fifth round to fill out depth roles. Typically at this point in the draft you start looking at players to fill positions that you haven’t filled yet. Ideally, you’ll still be able to find players you graded out as fourth and fifth rounders bleeding into the sixth and seventh rounders. But if not, then you turn to this group as they are players that you think are worthy of being drafted. But in most of the cases, these guys aren’t slam dunks to make your roster as rookies, and even if they do they are probably just going to have to contribute on special teams rather than key reserve roles. At this point, there is really no need to rank the guys because you’re now really drafting based off their position rather than any discernable difference in talent.

These are players that you are confident can add immediate value on special teams and thus make them a bit more worthy of being selected than others, who are a bit more seen as projects.

RB Noel Devine, West Virginia
WR Dwayne Harris, East Carolina
WR Aldrick Robinson, SMU
WR Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, Iowa
CB Marcus Gilchrist, Clemson
S Chris Conte, California
K Kai Forbath, UCLA
P Chas Henry, Florida


QB T.J. Yates, North Carolina
RB Mario Fannin, Auburn
RB Stevan Ridley, LSU
RB Jamie Harper, Clemson
FB Stanley Havili, USC
WR Greg Salas, Hawaii
OG Andrew Jackson, Fresno State
LB Mister Alexander, Florida State
LB Jeremiha Hunter, Iowa
LB Ross Homan, Ohio State
S Shiloh Keo, Idaho
P Matt Bosher, Miami


RB Da’Rel Scott, Maryland
FB Henry Hynoski, Pittsburgh
FB Anthony Sherman, Connecticut
OG Michael Huey, Texas
OC Tim Barnes, Missouri
DT Colby Whitlock, Texas Tech
DT Ian Williams, Notre Dame
LB Spencer Paysinger, Oregon
LB J.T. Thomas, West Virginia
CB Brandon Hogan, West Virginia
S Nate Williams, Washington
S Joe Lefeged, Rutgers
S Zac Etheridge, Auburn
P Ryan Donahue, Iowa


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