Urban Media Today  Presents:

Keith Platt Jr’s NFL Draft Rankings and Sleepers. Plus His Top 10 HBCU Prospects and 5 Under The Radar players to watch.

Quarterbacks
1.  Tua Tagovailoa (Alabama)  6’1″ 215- :  Throws very nice deep ball . Great short to intermediate passer. Patient and never panics in the pocket. A healthy Tua = NFL STAR.
  • 2. Joe Burrow (LSU) 6’4″ 215-Extremely Accurate thrower. Good anticipation. Excellent Pocket Presesnce. More mobile then you think. 60 td passes this past season.
  • 3. Justin Herbert (Oregon) 6’6″ 235- Probably the most physically gifted QB in the Draft. Rocket arm with velocity! Reads the field very well.
  • 4. Jalen Hurts (Oklahoma)  6’1″ 218- 4.5 speed. Natural Leader . 38-4 as a starter. Improved intermediate and deep ball accuracy. Very athletic with speed and open field moves.
  • 5.  Jordan Love (Utah St.) 6’4″ 220 – Amazing arm talent. Can rip it thru any weather. Smooth thrower. Athletic enough to move chains with his legs.
  • SLEEPER:  North Texas Mason Fine 5’11” 195-  Talented Undersized. 4 yr Starter. Over 12,000 yds passing. 93tds. Shows good timing and ball placement.
Running Backs
  • 1. Deandre Swift (Georgia) 5’9″ 215. 4.4 speed- The best rb in this years draft. Has a burst with acceleration. Mean stiff arm. Good build. Every down back.
  • 2. Johnathan Taylor (Georgia) 5’11” 217 4.3 speed- Nice Blend of size,quickness and pure running skills.Very productive over 6,000 yds rushing n 3yrs.
  • 3. JK Dobbins  (Ohio St. ) 5’10” 215 4.5 speed- Big Game Rb. Good at blitz pickup.Compact build who can slip past the defensive pursuit. Nice open field moves.
  • 4.Clyde Edwards-Helaire  (LSU)  5’8″ 210 4.6 speed- Runs low to the ground with power and balance to break tackles. Must improve pass blocking.
  • 5. Cam Akers (Florida St.) 5’10” 215. 4.4 speed-Very elusive with very good vision. Mean spin move. Instinctive runner. Must protect ball better. Had some fumble issues.
  • SLEEPER: Utah Zach Moss 5’10” 219 4.5 speed- Cold blooded workhorse. A powerback with quickness and receiving skills,reminds me of Steelers rb James Connor.
Wide Receivers
1.CeeDee Lamb (Oklahoma) 6’2″ 200 4.5 speed- Explosive playmaker with speed and acceleration. (21ypc in 2019). Slippery open field runner with vision.
  • 2.Jerry Jeudy  (Alabama) 6’1″ 195 4.4 speed-Excellent route runner with blazing speed.(24tds over his last 28 games). Very elusive after the catch. Big Play WR.
  • 3.Henry Ruggs (Alabama) 6’0″ 190 4.2 speed- Superfast gamebreaking speed. Reliable hands. Tough as a runner. Can take a slant to Da house.
  • 4 Tee Higgins (Clemson) 6’4″ 200 4.5 speed-Tall, Long WR. Redzone mismatch. Has size,speed and catching ability to be true 1# WR.
  • 5. Laviska Shenault Jr. (Colorado)  6’1″ 220 4.5 speed- Big Strong WR with elite hands. Excellent quickness. Wins 50/50 balls. Versatile.
  • SLEEPER Pitt Maurice Ffrench 5’11” 200 4.4 speed- Fast,shifty, smooth WR. Good route runner. Has pr/kr ability. Underrated. Led All ACC  WRs in Catches (96)
Tight Ends
1. Thaddeous Moss (LSU)  6’3″ 250 4.7 speed- Good run blocker. Dynamic pass catcher with good body control. Enormous potential. NFL bloodlines ( Randy Moss Son).
  • 2. Cole Kmet (Notre Dame) 6’6″ 255 4.7 speed- Can stretch the field and win one on one matchups. Good blocker, smooth release. Has minor ball security issues.
  • 3. Albert Okwuegbunam  (Missouri)  6’5″ 250 4.4 speed- Nice combination of size and speed. Very good ball skills. Some scouts question his toughness.
  • 4. Colby Parkinson ( Stanford) 6’7″ 255 4.7 speed-Very Tall athletic .Looks like a WR. Height creates redzone mismatches. Inconsistent.
  • 5. Hunter Bryant (Washington) 6’2″ 240 4.7 speed- Impressive ball skills. Decent moves after the catch. Averaged 16ypc. Underrated.
  • SLEEPER Dayton Adam Trautman 6’6″ 250 4.7 speed- Big bodied TE with great hands. Very athletic . Must improve as a run blocker.
Guards
  • 1. Solomon Kindley  (Georgia) 6’3″ 337- Mean, nasty demeanor. Plays vicious and hustles on every play. Wide frame. Very nimble and agile. Has size and toughness.
  • 2. Shane Lemieux  (Oregon) 6’4″ 310- Pretty good run blocker. Has knock u back POWER! Powerful upper body strength. Hard worker.
  • 3. Ben Bredeson (Michigan) 6’5″ 315- 4 yr starter with toughness and leadership. Rugged rough rider mentality. 2 time team captain.
  • 4. Ben Bartch  St. Johns (Minnesota) 6″6″ 309- Former TE . Small school background. Accelerates with pop when blocking. Good quickness. Underrated.
  • 5. Calvin Throckmorton (Oregon) 6’5″ 317- Can play tackle, guard or center. Takes contact and still mantains balance. Strong and tough.
  • SLEEPER LSU Damien Lewis 6’2″ 335- Plays under control. Strong hands. Good Leverage. Can hold his own against bull rushers.
Offensive Tackles
  • 1.  Jedrick Wills  (Alabama ) 6’4″ 312- Huge, wide and very athletic. Good footwork to deal with athletic pass rushers. Bulldozer blocker.
  • 2.Andrew Thomas  (Georgia)  6’5″ 320-  Very reliable in pass protection and run game. Solid athleticism. Great leverage and very disciplined.
  • 3. Tristan Wirfs  (Iowa) 6’5″ 322- Big physical talent with upside (former state hs wrestling champ) . Technician . decent lateral quickness.
  • 4. Mekhi Becton  (Louisville) 6’7″ 369- Freak Athlete for his size. Massive blocker. 7 foot wingspan. Upper body power very strong.
  • 5. Josh Jones  (Houston) 6’5″ 311- Naturally skilled. Dominate run  blocker. Still developing as a pass blocker. Nasty demeanor.
  • SLEEPER South Carolina St. Alex Taylor 6’9″ 308- Former Hs Star basketball player. NFL scouts Love his length and athleticism. Very agile. Solid run blocker with good technique
Centers
  • 1.Jake Hanson (Oregon) 6’4″ 300- 4yr Starter. Non stop motor and a hard worker. Nice footwork and balance. Plays with poise.
  • 2. Cesar Ruiz (Michigan) 6’3″ 307- Versatile lineman who can play guard also; has good bend and leverage. Tenacious and plays with attitude.
  • 3.  Tyler Biadasz. (Wisconsin) 6’3″ 316- Known for pancake blocks always opening holes. Impressive quickness. Polished blocker in run or pass game.
  • 4.  Nick Harris  (Washington) 6’1″ 305- Excellent lateral movement .Takes good angles for cut off blocks. Impressive foot quickness.
  • 5. Daryl Williams (Miss St.) 6’2″ 304- 3yr Starter. Flexible lineman who played all over the O-Line. Very intelligent. Student of the game.
  • SLEEPER Georgia Tech Kenny Cooper 6’2″ 310- Undersized competive center. Very strong run blocker.
Defensive Ends
1. Chase Young  (Ohio State)  6’5″ 260 4.6 speed- Pure. Talented,Physical specimen. Aggressive and very explosive. Quick hands. Pass rushing demon with elite speed and length.
  • 2.  Yetur Gross-Matos (Penn State) 6’5″ 265 4.7 speed- Good run defender. Improved as a pass rusher. Can play nose tackle if needed. Has alot of upside.
  • 3. Jon Greenard  (Florida) 6’3″ 263 4.7 speed- Very quick pass rusher with nice moves. Had a good Senior Bowl.
  • 4.  AJ Epensa (Iowa) 6’5″ 277 4.8 speed- Physical athletic pass rusher. Gets to the ball (4 forced fumbles 2019). Enormous potential.
  • 5. Marlon Davidson (Auburn)  6’3″ 297 4.8 speed- Solid smart player with solid technique . Impressed scouts at the Senior Bowl. Competitor.
  • SLEEPER Charlotte Alex Highsmith 6’3″ 248. 4.7 speed- Very productive. Has a variety if moves. Good instincts and diagnoses plays in a hurry. Very athletic
Defensive Tackles
  • 1. Derrick Brown (Auburn)  6’5″ 320 –  Rare Talent .  Great size. Very disruptive. Has pure quickness and power. Strong swim and club move. Very agile.
  • 2. Ross Blacklock (TCU) 6’3″ 290- Straight menace at D-tackle. Rushes passer like a DE.  Elite quickness. Relentless as a pass rusher.
  • 3. Neville Gallimore  (Oklahoma) 6’2″ 305-   Hustles. Never gives up on a play. Active hands . High Motor that never stops. Untapped potential.
  • 4. Javon Kinlaw (South Carolina)  6’5″ 315- Some scouts say Kinlaw was the best player Senior Bowl week . Strong as a ox. Has some character issues.
  • 5. James Lynch (Baylor) 6’4″ 300-  Can play end or tackle and be disruptive. Explosive upper body power. Tough on field demeanor, nice spin move.
  • SLEEPER Ohio St. Davon Hamilton 6’3″ 327- Very dangerous interior pass rusher with upfield quickness. Solid technique. Closing speed has a burst.
Inside Linebackers
  • 1. Kenneth Murray (Oklahoma)  6’2″ 241 4.5 speed- Chiseled linebacker with playmaking ability. Great sideline to sideline range. Has a burst. 15 tfls last season.
  • 2. Anferenee Jennings (Alabama)  6’1″ 250 4.6 speed- Solid run defender. Relentless blitzer. Team Captain. Nice frame and plays with a tough guy attitude.
  • 3.  Jordyn Brooks (Texas Tech)  6’1″ 245 4.7 speed- Fast. Athletic, Very active physical and patient. Has high motor. Productive all four yrs at Texas Tech.
  • 4. Krys Barnes (UCLA) 6’1″ 235 4.6 speed- Well rounded linebacker; good against the run or pass. Hard worker, Tremendous athlete.
  • 5.Patrick Queen (LSU)  6’0″ 230 4.5 speed- Excellent tackler. Athletic enough to cover TEs and RBs . 3 down LB. 1 yr starter.
  • SLEEPER Wyoming Logan Wilson 6’2″ 241 4.6 speed- Super productive. 3 yr Team Captain . Plays fast and has good play recognition. Elite tackler with ball skills. 4 ints this past season.
Outside Linebackers
  • 1. Isaiah Simmons  ( Clemson) 6’3″ 230 4.3 speed- Pure sideline to sideline run defender. Rare speed and versatility. Elite range and cover skills. Certified Playmaker.
  • 2. K’Lavon Chaisson (LSU)  6’3″ 255 4.5 speed- Game changing pass rusher. Smart , Instinctive linebacker. Very fast laterally. High character.
  • 3. Zach Braun (Wisconsin) 6’3″ 238 4.6 speed- Technically sound and disciplined. Elite awareness. Plays through the whistle. Can cover RBs and TEs.
  • 4. Terrell Lewis  (Alabama) 6’5″ 263 4.6 speed- Gifted with physical and athletic traits. Has above average football awareness. Still has upside.
  • 5.  Curtis Weaver (Boise State)  6’2″ 260 4.6 speed- Very good sack production the last 3 yrs. Very instinctive. Hard hitter. Intelligent football player. Pure pass rusher.
  • SLEEPER. Akeem Davis- Gaither 6’2″ 225 4.5 speed- Above average run defender. (209 tackles over his last 27 games). Rangy with speed. Tweener.
Cornerbacks
  • 1. Jeff Okupah (Ohio State) 6’1″ 200 4.4 speed- Has the size, length and foot quickness to be a shutdown corner, good tackler. Has recovery speed .  Has size to matchup with Bigger WRs.
  • 2. Trevon Diggs (Alabama)  6’1″ 205 4.5 speed- Very fluid and athletic. Excellent ball skills. Good man press CB. Solid short area burst. Can return punts too.
  • 3.  Cameron Dantzler (Miss State)  6’2″ 190 4.6 speed- Long, wiry CB. Explosive athlete. Good route anticipation. Suffocates WRs in man press coverage.
  • 4.  AJ Terrell (Clemson) 6’1″ 190 4.4 speed- Good overall skill set. Smooth movement for a tall CB. Will come up and hit. Decent ball skills.
  • 5. Kristian Fulton (LSU)  6’0″ 197 4.4 speed- Allowed 40% completion rate since 2018. Swarms to the football in coverage. Solid athlete with agility.
  • SLEEPER Pitt Dane Jackson 6’0″ 188 4.5 speed- Physical CB with ball skills and solid instincts. Plays with confidence and competitiveness. Allowed just 42% completion rate.
Safeties
  • 1. Grant Delpit  (LSU)  6’3″ 205 4.5 speed- Vicious, aggressive hitter. Gets downhill in a hurry. Covers with good anticipation. Versatile DB.
  • 2. Xavier Mckinney (Alabama)  6’1″ 200 4.6 speed- Pure Center fielder. Recognizes routes in a hurry. Closes in on a ball carriers in a hurry. Good Blitzer.
  • 3.  Kyle Dugger  (Lenior Rhyne) 6’0″ 217 4.4 speed- Very talented small school prospect. Nice size with quickness. Plays violent. Has 6 punt return tds.
  • 4.Antoine Winfield Jr. ( Minnesota) 5’9″ 210 4.4 speed- Very skilled, Instinctive. Natural ball hawk. Punches out ball to create turnovers. Good cover skills.
  • 5.  K’ Von Wallace  (Clemson) 5-11″ 206 4.5 speed- Aggressive intense safety. Hard hitter. Great downhill blitzer. Compact and powerful build.
  • SLEEPER XFL/ WVU Kenny Robinson 6’2″ 207 4.5 speed- Athletic safety with excellent range. Smart, has good feel for whats going on. Very good ball skills. Will hit u with pain. Was XFL standout before league shut down.
Kicker
Rodrigo Blankenship ( Georgia)   accurate leg. Was perfect on fgs until lost to South Carolina. 3/5 from 50 yd range.
Punter
Joseph Charlton (-South Carolina ) 3 yr starter. Ranked 7th in the nation (hangtime) . Decent touchback percentage. Good touch punter.
2019 Deacon Jones Award Winner Chris Rowland (Photo Courtesy of the College Football Hall Of Fame)
My Top HBCU NFL Prospects :
  • 1. South Carolina St. OT Alex Taylor 6’9″ 308 – Former Star  HS basketball player. Has length and athleticism. Unlocked potential.
  • 2. Tennessee St. WR Chris Rowland  5’8″ 190 4.4 speed- Versatile playmaker as a pass catcher and return specialist. Dangerous weapon.
  • 3. Tennessee St. OL  Lachavious Simmons 6’5″ 305 – Massive underrated O-lineman.
  • 4. Bethune Cookman. DE/OLB Marques Ford 6’4″ 248- Has length. Strong aggressive pass rusher. Good athlete. Explosive 1st step off the ball.
  • 5. NC A&T WR Elijah Bell 6’1″ 220 4.5 speed- Big, physical. Strong WR with good body control. Boxes out DBs like he getting a rebound.
  • 6. Grambling CB Joseph McWilliams 5’11” 185 4.4 speed- Sticky finger CB . 11 ints 3 pick tds. Shows good play recognition.
  • 7. Hampton QB Deondre Francois 6’2″ 208 4.7 speed- Fla St transfer. Very strong arm .  Must improve accuracy.
  • 8. Virginia Union RB Tabyus Taylor 6’0″ 250 4.6 speed- Virginia Tech transfer. Bruising, powerful RB with speed and strength. Has character issues.
  • 9. Alcorn St. OLB Solomon Muhammed 6’0″ 235 – Hard hitting OLB . 2019 SWAC Preseason Defensive Player Of The Year. 2019 SWAC 1st Team Defense.
  • 10. Alcorn St. OL Kevan Hall 6’5″ 290- Good size. Superb run blocker. Solid in pass protection too.
Under The Radar Prospects:
  • Towson QB Tom Flacco 6’1″ 208- 4.5 speed has scouts thinking of Jack of All Trades Saints QB Taysom Hill
  • TCU CB Jeff Gladney 5’11” 190 4.4 speed- Sticky man cover CB. Excellent blitzer . Feisty. Plays with a attitude.
  • Arkansas DT McTelvin Agim 6’3″ 303 – Has a variety of moves. Gets past O-lineman in a hurry with explosiveness. Very athletic for his size. 2019 stats (38 tackles. 8.5 tackles for loss. 5 sacks)
  • Michigan OT Jon Runyan Jr. 6’4″ 307- NFL Bloodlines . Son of former Pro Bowl RT with the same name. Can play tackle or guard.
  • TCU RB Sewo Olonilua 6’2″ 235 4.6 speed- Scout’s say he has Leveon Bell like patience. Has a unique combination of size and speed.

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