2019 Picks #136-140
NFL Draft Scout
#136 Bengals - Michael Jordan, C, Ohio State
OUTLOOK: A big, over-powering presence, Jordan finished with 40 consecutive starts for his career at both guard and center, while becoming the first true freshman to start along the Ohio State offensive line since 1994 (Orlando Pace). He’s better suited to play guard, which he has publicly acknowledged and is probably too tall to play center full-time but his versatility only enhances his draft value. Known for his silence and violence, Jordan stepped in ready to play day one in Columbus and appears ready to do so on the NFL.
#137 Raiders - Foster Moreau, TE, LSU
OUTLOOK: Issued the coveted No. 18 jersey, which is awarded to the player who epitomizes an LSU football player on and off the field. He owns plenty of experience with 49 games played, including 32 starts. A superior blocker, surprisingly it was his pass-catching prowess on display at the Senior Bowl, which caught the attention of NFL scouts, as he made several grabs over the middle. While he doesn’t do any one thing spectacular, Moreau is sound in all facets of the game.
#138 Eagles - Shareef Miller, DE, Penn State
#139 Cardinals - Deionte Thompson, FS, Alabama
OUTLOOK: Fast, physical and boasting the ball-skills of a wide receiver, Thompson appears to be a shoo-in first round free safety, which would make him the eighth Alabama defensive back to crack the top 32 since 2010. Like most of his teammates at Alabama, Thompson was a heralded recruit out of high school but it was not until the final two games of the 2017 season - his third on campus - that he finally got his opportunity to start for the Crimson Tide. Rather than prove a weak spot in playoff wins over Clemson and Georgia to capture their latest national title, Thompson performed brilliantly, setting the stage for an All-American campaign in 2018 in which emerged as not only as the emotional leader of Alabama's secondary but arguably the nation's elite defensive back prospect for the next level. With today's modern era passing attacks, safeties with range, reliable tackling ability and ball-skills are more critical than ever. When you talk about the prototypical safety in terms of size, speed, athleticism and physicality, Thompson checks off all the boxes. His range and ball skills make him an instant plug-and-play starter at the next level. It’ll be interesting to see how NFL teams view his pending assault charge stemming from a Texas incident in 2017, which was caught on video.
#140 Jaguars - Ryquell Armstead, RB, Temple
OUTLOOK: The Owls have called upon Armstead on plenty of occasions to help carry them to victory and he has been a staple of consistency when healthy. He shows the traits to be an effective pro due to his toughness and well-rounded skill-set, as he can also catch and block. Scouts will want to view his 2016 and 2018 game film in order to get to know the real Armstead.