#48 Overall to #52 Overall

By PFC Draft Writer David Willemssen @DavidWillemssen

#48 overall the Pittsburgh Steelers select RB Le’Veon Bell Michigan State.

Bell is in the mold of a Steeler’s back he is a powerful player that pushes piles. Bell lacks ideal speed to bounce the ball outside of the numbers. Bell cut weight to run faster and it did not factor in his testing. With Lacy on the board its hard to say this is a good pick if you wanted a thumper.

#49 overall the New York Giants select DT Johnathan Hankins Ohio State

Hankins is a powerful explosive player who is a prototype nose tackle. He will help clog up the gaps in the run game and eat blockers and push the pocket on passing downs. Hankins is a player that will not get you a lot of stats but cause plays for other players. Hankins dies down during games due to his conditioning. The Giants like big defensive tackles like Hankins and he should be a good rotation player early in his career.

#50 overall the Chicago Bears Select ILB Jonathan Bostic Florida

Another thumper inside linebacker goes in the 2nd round. He was a physical monster for Florida this year. Bostic lays a heavy hammer on ball carriers and has good speed. He moves well laterally and takes on blockers well. The Bears needed an inside linebacker and Bostic will fit their mold well. He will need to work on his coverage depth when he drops in zone.

#51 overall the Washington Redskins select DB David Amerson Fresno State

Amerson has tremendous ball skills as he brought in 13 picks in a single season. The success went to his head and he jumped on a lot of balls. He was absolutely killed on double moves this past year. He is a big player who lacks a physical game. He stands 6’2 and has the mold of a player that could play Free Safety if corner does not pan out. He reminds of former Utah safety Sean Smith. Amerson’s big question was speed and he ran great at the combine. A good sleeper pick by the Redskins if they can get him not to gamble so much.

#52 overall the New England Patriots select DT Jamie Collins Southern Mississippi

The Patriots are best player available through and through. They are absolutely stacked at linebacker with Jerrod Mayo, Dont’a Hightower, and Brandon Spikes. Add the explosive pass rusher from Southern Mississippi he easily could be one of the most talented corps in the league. Collins is a smaller linebacker, but is so explosive he still creates plays.