#43 Overall to #47

By PFC Draft Writer David Willemssen @DavidWillemssen

#43 Overall the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select CB Johnathan Banks Mississippi State

The Bucs land a player projected to them in the 1st round. Banks is a long physical corner who excels in press and his technique. He is only 186 lbs and needs to add weight to be physical with bigger receivers. Banks is a player that can shut a receiver out of a whole game. We saw him fall due to his speed, but he can turn and run with receivers well. He started his career as a FS and had two pick sixes against Tim Tebow. A great pick for the Bucs with good value. Revis and Banks should be a good duo for Tampa.

#44 Overall the Carolina Panthers select DT Kawann Short Purdue.

After drafting Star they grab another fringe 1st round talent to play in the DT position. The Panthers have had a hurt at the DT spot for years. Short is a quick player who can penetrate well. He needs to work on his conditioning as he falls off during games. He does a good job creating plays in the backfield.

#45 Overall the Arizona Cardinals select ILB Kevin Minter LSU

A good pick for the Cardinals. Minter can play every down for the Cardinals as he does a good job in coverage. He tackles very well and can shoot gaps well. Minter played on a talented LSU defense and was routinely the best player on the field for them. He will be mismatched against athletic tight ends. The Cardinals add a good weapon next to the under rated Daryll Washington.

#46 Overall the Buffalo Bills select ILB Kiko Alonso Oregon

Kiko lacks size and speed for an inside linebacker. He is not a side line to side line player, but he plays with a lot of heart and pursues well. He tries on every play to make the tackle. He does get caught in trash quite often and will need to work on his ability to shed blocks.

#47 Overall the Dallas Cowboys select Gavin Escobar San Diego State.

The Cowboys grab a tight end to compliment Jason Witten. Escobar has very good hands and put up good numbers at San Diego State. He does lack ideal speed, especially the way tight ends play in the NFL now. If he’s going to be a Jason Witten type of chain mover he will need to work on his blocking.