32 prospects came off the board tonight, but there are quite a few talented players still available following the conclusion of Round One. Because this draft was seemingly loaded with mid-tier talent, it’s not surprising that there doesn’t seem to be much of a difference between the players selected in the middle of the first round and some of the prospects still on the board.
Most of the top available players reside on the defensive side of the ball, where Randy Gregory, once a possible top-five pick, is still on the board due to off-the-field concerns. Fellow front seven players Eddie Goldman and Eric Kendricks were also candidates to hear their name called in the first round, while back end players Landon Collins and Jalen Collins are also surprisingly still available.
On offense, receiver Jaelen Strong wasn’t one of the six pass-catchers picked in the first, while offensive lineman T.J. Clemmings might have been considered too raw to be a Day One pick. We didn’t include LSU tackle/guard La’El Collins on this list, as his omission from the first round is related to his involvement in a murder investigation, an unforeseeable occurrence.
What do you think? Who’s the best talent left on the board after the first round? Vote below!