2019 Picks #151-155
NFL Draft Scout
#151 Dolphins - Andrew Van Ginkel, LB, Wisconsin
#152 Falcons - Qadree Ollison, RB, Pittsburgh
OUTLOOK: After earning ACC Freshman of the Year honors as a freshman running for 1,121 yards while subbing for James Conner (Steelers), Ollison found himself stuck down on the depth chart when Conner returned, as he rushed for just 525 yards combined as a sophomore and junior. He saved his best for last however, rushing for a career high 1,190 yards, while averaging 6.3 yards per carry and matching his freshman touchdown runs of 11. His ability to break arm tackles and gain yards after contact (possesses a strong stiff-arm), are some of his most valuable traits. Ollison has a strong lower body, enabling him to push the pile and move the chains. After persevering through a turbulent career, he now has a very good chance of being drafted. Built similarly to Pitt predecessor (and current Pittsburgh Steelers’ starter) James Conner, Ollison sports a powerful frame, bulldozing through would-be tacklers with impressive leg drive and strong stiff-arms, while also showing enough wiggle and speed to gain yardage in chunks.
#153 Redskins - Ross Pierschbacher, C, Alabama
OUTLOOK: You won’t find many college players with more experience and swag than Pierschbacher, an All-SEC First Team selection who made 42 career starts at left guard before sliding over to center for 2018. His proven resume and versatility to play all three interior offensive line positions makes him an early-to-mid round prospect.
#154 Panthers - Jordan Scarlett, RB, Florida
OUTLOOK: On the field, he displays great burst and strength, thriving as a third down specialist. He has experience playing in a pro style and spread offense. Has excellent vision and patience, allowing his blocks to set up. He doesn’t shy away from tacklers; shows the ability to lower the shoulder boom, break arm tackles and gain yards after contact. His footwork allows him to tiptoe through the trash and we he turns the corner, look out. His change of direction and balance allows him to constantly go forward. Has been caught from behind due to his lack of deep speed. The Gators back has been in hot water with the law and was suspended the entire 2017 season due to a credit card fraud scam. Scarlett was also suspended for the team’s bowl game during his freshman season stemming from a marijuana arrest. Scarlett is a great athlete who tests well, as he’s able to bench press 465 pounds but his off-field discretions will certainly cost him. However, he can go from zero-to-60 in the blink of an eye and should find a home in the NFL as a complimentary back.
#155 Browns - Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama
OUTLOOK: The pipeline of future NFL draft picks out of Alabama is running so smoothly at this point that it is becomingly increasingly common to see players leave the Capstone with just one season as a full-time starter. That's the route that Wilson, as well as projected first round picks Quinnen Williams and Deionte Thompson are taking in 2019. Like most of Nick Saban's recruits, Wilson signed as a much-ballyhooed prep, earning five stars from some recruiting experts but finding the depth chart in Tuscaloosa already filled with future pros. Wilson recorded eight tackles as a true freshman (mostly on special teams duties) before emerging as one of Alabama's top reserve linebackers as a sophomore. His instincts in coverage was shown in 2017 as he led the Tide with four interceptions despite missing two games with a fractured foot which ultimately required surgery. He only emerged as a starter in the playoffs against Clemson and Georgia. Wilson produced less-than-eye-popping statistics as a true junior in 2018 (65 tackles, including 4.5 for loss and the only sack of his career) but nonetheless opted to give up his remaining eligibility to head to the NFL, leaving teams little choice but to project what he could become with a little more seasoning. Wilson isn't as technically refined as some of the past star linebackers Alabama has sent on to the NFL in recent years but few boast his raw athleticism. He'll make an immediate impact on special teams with the upside to project as a future standout starter, with the size, speed and strength to handle playing any of the three traditional off-ball linebacker roles.