The first two days of the NFL Draft were filled with cheers & jeers from every team’s respective fan base. The talent available will certainly have a chip on their shoulder come camp in order to prove they are better than where they were selected.
Here’s a quick glance at the five best players left on the board heading into the final day.
1. QB CONNOR COOK, MICHIGAN STATE: The Michigan State product was expected to be a second round selection by many draft pundits. The biggest question for Cook is his leadership skills, which may have scared some teams away from him. Cook will be selected early on Day 3, and one team to watch for is the Dallas Cowboys. With the injuries to aging quarterback Tony Romo the last two seasons, the Cowboys will need to find his successor.
2. NT ANDREW BILLINGS, BAYLOR: The defensive tackle depth in this draft is very deep and Billings can fit into either a 3-4 or 4-3 scheme. His fall is a bit of a surprise, but with the amount of talented interior defensive lineman this year, some players are sure to drop a bit. Billings will be a steal when he is selected on Day 3.
3. S MILES KILLEBREW, SOUTHERN UTAH: Killebrew brings a big body, at 6’2″/217, and packs a punch. He can bring a Deone Bucannon style of play to an NFL defense. Special teams may be where he starts out, but I can see him as a starting safety at some point with the attributes he possesses.
4. RB KENNETH DIXON, LOUISIANA TECH: Running Backs are a devalued position in today’s game. You can find a very reliable starter at running back in the mid rounds. Dixon provides a dynamic runner, who has the ability to be a feature back in the league and certainly gives value to teams.
5. CB/S JALEN MILLS, LSU: Mills would have been a first or second round pick last year if he would’ve declared, sometimes staying in school can diminish your draft standing. Mills can play both cornerback and safety, so he brings that versatility to the defensive backfield. Expect Mills to be selected early on Day 3.
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