The all star games are over and the combine is right around the corner. The big boards and mock drafts are flowing and ESPN's Todd McShay has offered an update to his top 32 players. Here is what stood out to me.
Joey Bosa still tops McShay's ranking and I don't think that will change. McShay notes that you can line him up all over the front and get production from him with a variety of pass rushing moves. Bosa is a guy that I like but don't love. He's an outstanding run defender, but I don't know how well his pass rush will translate. I think he's limited as a pass rusher and doesn't offer you that dynamic corner-turning ability. He won't be able to over-power everyone in the NFL.
Vernon Hargreaves at four is something that I take issue with. He's great in a short area but is undersized and struggles to run with dynamic receivers down the field. McShay notes that he has the aggression and instincts to become a good starting corner in the league. I would argue that his aggression put him in some bad spots in 2015, especially on double-moves. Teams exploited that aspect of his game and he didn't show enough recovery speed to make up for it. Again, I love Hargreaves in the slot, but I think he's going to give up some big plays on the outside. \
Louisville's defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins rises all the way to seven on McShay's board. I need to do more work on Rankins, but he's an athletic body with quickness and power. Expect to see him in the top 15 of most mocks that you read from hear on out after his dominating Senior Bowl week.
McShay finished up his study on Carson Wentz and gave him the nod over Jared Goff for his QB1 spot. Both land in his top ten at eight and nine, respectively.
Laquon Treadwell checks in at 17 overall, which seems to be his sweet spot. The media seems to have caught up with scouts' concerns over Treadwell's speed and separation. His 40 yard dash time has been talked about a lot, but it won't matter much in the grand scheme of things.
Arkansas tight end Hunter Henry landed in Mel Kiper's latest mock draft and comes in at 20 on McShay's board. He jumps off the tape at you with his 6-5, 253 pound frame and will likely rise due to a shallow talent pool at the position.
Mississippi State defensive tackle Chris Jones makes a surprise appearance at 31. The former Bulldog is a little raw but shows outstanding athletic ability, which the NFL loves along the defensive front. I think he's more of a day two guy, however.
Edge rusher Noah Spence rounds out McShay's top 32. It's a bit surprising, considering Spence's rise in the draft community. A lack of top edge rushing talent should push Spence up boards, despite some off field questions. I think the top ten is a very real possibility.