Cameron Brown, LB, Penn State (163)
Starting in the fifth round, three edge rushers went right away. So much for some edge depth. The Colts also took AJ Green (CB), who I had my eye on for cornerback depth and competition. A few options I have are Cam Brown (ILB), Anthony Gordon (QB), Quintez Cephus (WR), Daryl Williams (C, G), and Solomon Kindley (G). The common name is Anthony Gordon at this pick. And this spot is pretty good. Heck, he is number two on my big board too. But I have a different quarterback in mind later on.
So welcome Cameron Brown, Linebacker from Penn State. He has a very handsome name if I don’t say so myself. Cam being the number one player on my board at that time, I wanted to lock in some more competition to that linebacker core. He does fit the Ryan Pace mold and you can read my breakdown on Brown here. Gordon went the very next pick, followed by Cephus, Williams, and Kindley throughout the rest of that round. So the big board is looking pretty good.
Armed with two selections in the sixth round, I feel I can now reach a little. Plus, it’s Round 6. Everything is now on the table—most recent drafts we have seen Ryan Pace go after athletes during day 3. However early on, Pace seemed to profile special team and safe picks during those days. So it will be hard to know what he will prefer now. I have a feeling the athletes late in the draft are the new thing for him. But with two picks in both rounds, Ryan pace could do both.
Some guys that went early before the Chicago Bears selection were Josiah Deguara (TE), Calvin Throckmorton (G), and Charlie Heck (OT). Some of the options I am looking at now are Trey Adams (OT), Reggie Floyd (S), Quez Watkins (WR), James Morgan (QB), and Joe Reed (WR).
I would have liked to move up to get Calvin Throckmorton in this situation, but some promising talent is still available. The Chicago Bears have been linked to all of these guys, which tells us they are doing their homework on some late day 3 draft picks. All draft choices are essential. You never know when you will find the next Tom Brady or Antonio Brown