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167. Bears: C Bryan Stork, Florida St (6’4, 306) – Smart, with a quick burst off the line and great leadership skills. Stork can learn from Roberto Garza for a year or two before he retires and then take over as the Bears center of the future. Great value this late and fills a need for the Bears.
168. Vikings: T Charles Leno, Boise St (6’4, 302) – Good depth pick for the Vikings. Leno might be too small to play tackle in the NFL but he excelled at left tackle in college and would make a very solid guard if he has to move inside.
169. Bills: OLB Morgan Breslin, USC (6’2, 250) – Would have been a much higher pick if Breslin came out after his junior year (13 sacks), but he struggled with injuries as a senior and looked much less explosive. If Breslin gets healthy and can regain his 2012 explosion he could be an effective pass-rushing OLB in the Bills hybrid scheme.
170. Titans: QB Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech (6’6, 250) – Has elite size and physical tools, but he’s a serious question mark above the shoulders. Thomas takes way to long to make decisions in the pocket, leading to too many sacks and forced passes. There are times when Thomas looks like a top 10 pick but they are too infrequent for me to think he can ever play that way consistently. Some team will fall in love with Thomas’ potential and probably draft him earlier than this. I hope it’s not the Bears.
171. Giants: WR Bruce Ellington, South Carolina (5’9, 196) – Super quick, with surprising power for a little guy. Ellington was a big-time play-maker for the Gamecocks and would give the Giants a completely different type of weapon then what they currently have at the receiver position.
172. Rams: CB Rashaad Reynolds, Oregon St (5’10, 191) – Tough, max-effort corner, who showed competence in most coverage schemes but doesn’t really excel at anything in particular. Good athlete with good, not great, speed and is a little shorter than ideal. No specific skill jumps out at you, but he’s solid enough to contribute as a 3rd or 4th corner.
173. Lions: SS Isaiah Lewis, Michigan St (5’10, 205) – Lewis shares Delmas’ penchant for big hits, but the question is whether he can cover like the 2 time pro bowler Delmas. Lewis made a few nice plays in Senior Bowl practices but also got beat deep a couple of times putting a spotlight on his lack of top-end speed. Worst case, Lewis will be a standout big-hitter on special teams.
174. Dolphins : TE Crockett Gilmore, Colorado St (6’6, 253) – If he would have lasted one more pick I would have had Gilmore going to the Bears. He was the surprise of the Senor Bowl as a late invite. Gilmore proved his blocking skill in college, but at the Senior Bowl showed great hands, crisp route-running, and surprising mobility after the catch.