Below I pick my three winners from this years virtual draft.
Coming off an excellent year they had a phenomenal draft. Patrick Queen from LSU, my top ILB. JK Dobbins from Ohio State, a productive all-Big Ten performer and perhaps the top back in the draft.Justin Madubuike, DT, Texas A&M a phenomal inside tackle performer in the SEC. Devin Duverney one the top pass catchers in Big 12. Even in free agency they signed a guy like TE Jacob Breeland, who was a top pass catcher for First Round pick Justin Herbert at Oregon. Just a phenomenal draft top to bottom for a team that is already very very good.
The Cowboys got better this weekend and drafted guys with amazing value for their draft position. CeeDee Lamb from Oklahoma, my top WR, was their pick in First Round. Trevon Diggs from Alabama was a guy by most experts who had a first round grade fell to them in the second round and gives them immediate help in their secondary. Also a couple of DL guys: Neville Gallimore from Oklahoma and Bradley Anae from Utah were better value than their draft positions and should be immediate impact players on the Cowboy DL.
The Vikings shored up holes on their team with very quality players. Justin Jefferson WR from LSU was an extremely good pick in first round along with Jeff Gladney defensive back from TCU. Expect both those guys to be key contributors immediately. Also very good pick in second round with high upside OT Ezra Cleveland from Boise State. Cam Dantzler, their Third Round pick, was a very productive CB in the SEC for Mississippi State. Their fourth round was tremendous in drafting productive defensive players like James Lynch DE Baylor and Troy Dye ILB from Oregon. Even in the 7th round a guy like Michigan State DE Kenny Willikes was tremendous value. This draft provided phenomenal depth to their defense. Overall a very very good draft for the Vikings.
Tyler Turner is a contributor to The Sports Cast. Tyler covers all things college football: coaching searches, recruiting, etc. I also cover College basketball, Boxing, Tennis, Golf, and NFL.