The Bills snag Alabama ILB Reggie Ragland (6-1, 247).
Volin on Ragland: "Latest in a line of star linebackers to come out of Alabama. An instinctive player with good coverage skills, can cover a tight end and rush the passer."
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The Ravens take Boise State OLB Kamalei Correa (6-2, 243) 42nd overall.
Volin on Correa: "Speedy pass rusher with a great motor, he is a bit undersized. But if he can put on 10-15 pounds, he could develop into a great 3-4 rush linebacker."
Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/30/2016 12:01:35 AM
The Titans pick Penn State DT Austin Johnson (6-4, 314) 43rd overall.
Volin on Johnson: "A stout interior presence with good footwork and athleticism, and the versatility to play nose tackle or 3-4 defensive end."
Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/30/2016 12:03:28 AM
2015 stats for Illinois DE Jihad Ward (6-5, 297): 1.5 sacks, 3.5 tackles for loss, 2 pass breakups, 2 QB hurries, 53 total tackles.
Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/30/2016 12:07:43 AM
The Titans pick Alabama RB Derrick Henry (6-2, 247).
Volin on Henry: "NFL teams might be scared by his 359 carries in 2015, but he has great speed for someone his size and could be a good fit in a one-cut running game that uses zone blocking."
Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/30/2016 12:10:37 AM
Alabama players go back to back. The Lions pick DT A’Shawn Robinson (6-3, 307).
Volin on Robinson: "[He] is the latest stud defensive tackle cranked out by Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide, a dominant run-stuffer and interior penetrator who could be a top-10 pick if not for questions about his maturity."
Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/30/2016 12:16:36 AM
Volin on Ohio State WR Michael Thomas (6-2, 212): "Keyshawn Johnson’s nephew is a bit raw as a route-runner, but he was the Buckeyes’ leading receiver the last two years and has great measurables and power to fight through defensive backs."
The Saints picked Thomas at No. 47.
Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/30/2016 12:23:59 AM
Volin on Indiana T Jason Spriggs (6-5, 301): "Has good size and athleticism for a zone blocking scheme. Was offensive lineman of the week at the Senior Bowl and can play on either side."
The Packers traded up to take Spriggs at No. 48.
Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/30/2016 12:27:44 AM
The Seahawks take Alabama DT Jarran Reed (6-3, 311).
Volin on Reed: "Alabama had two big defensive tackles clogging the middle last year, with Reed serving more as the run-stuffer and A’Shawn Robinson the pass rusher. But Reed has the speed and size to develop as a pass rusher."
Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/30/2016 12:32:36 AM
The Texans trade up to take Notre Dame C Nick Martin (6-4, 301).
Volin on Martin: "Younger brother of former Cowboys first-rounder Zack Martin has great size and football intelligence, and should be the second center taken."
Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/30/2016 12:39:14 AM
The Jets are taking Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg (6-4, 234).
Volin on Hackenberg: "At times looks like a franchise quarterback from a pro-style offense. Other times he’s extremely inconsistent (56 completion percentage). Never quite lived up to the hype."
Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/30/2016 12:45:06 AM
2015 stats for LSU OLB Deion Jones, LSU (6-1, 219): 5 sacks, 13.5 tackles for loss, 2 INTs, 3 pass breakups, 5 passes defended, 6 QB hurries, 1 forced fumble, and 100 total tackles.
The Falcons picked Jones at No. 52.
Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/30/2016 12:50:19 AM