2019 Picks #211-215
NFL Draft Scout
#211 Bengals - Rodney Anderson, RB, Oklahoma
OUTLOOK: Let the record show, there have been plenty of college superstars who never panned out in the NFL due to a myriad of injuries and inability to stay healthy. Anderson is in danger of becoming one of those players. He managed to stay on the field in 2017, demonstrating exceptional cutback ability, power, burst and home run speed, on his way to accumulating 1,442 yards from scrimmage and 18 touchdowns. Can he recapture the same form and if so, how long will it take to get back to full strength?
#212 Panthers - Dennis Daley, T, South Carolina
OUTLOOK: Started his first two seasons at Georgia Military College before transferring to South Carolina, where he started his final two seasons. A big-bodied mauler who can play inside or outside, Daley has plenty of experience playing tackle against supreme defensive line prospects in the SEC. However, his footwork and quickness will be tested as coaches will need to polish up his technique if he wants to man the edge in the pros. His body of work shows he’s capable, but he must to prove he can perform at a high level consistently.
#213 Cowboys - Donovan Wilson, S, Texas A&M
#214 Chiefs - Darwin Thompson, RB, Utah State
OUTLOOK: An elusive runner who can make defenders miss in the open field, Thompson has burst, wiggle and acceleration. He is a capable pass-catcher out of the backfield (14 catches for 179 yards) and his skill-set compares very much to Bryce Love (Stanford) with slightly less speed. Thompson has certainly benefited from being part of a timeshare committee—has only had more than 10 carries four times this season but has exceeded the 100-yard rushing barrier three times. A transfer from Northeast Oklahoma A&M College, Thompson had zero offers out of high school. The Tulsa native received some national publicity during the preseason for his weight room habits; Thompson can squat a max of 560 pounds and was captured on social media squatting seven reps at 515. He has also registered a vertical jump of 40 inches. His uncle, David Thompson, was a running back at Oklahoma State and played in the NFL with the St. Louis Rams from 1997-99.
#215 Buccaneers - Terry Beckner Jr., DT, Missouri
OUTLOOK: This year's extraordinary crop of defensive line could make a player with medical baggage like Beckner slip later in the draft than his talent warrants, making him a potential steal. He is a classic three-technique penetrating defensive tackle, using his initial quickness and that awesome swim move to make splashy plays at the line of scrimmage, projecting as at least a part of the rotation early in his NFL career.