2019 Picks #91-95
NFL Draft Scout
#91 Chargers - Trey Pipkins, OT, Sioux Falls
OUTLOOK: Blessed with prototypical size and athleticism, Pipkins dominated at the DII level and was one of the standouts during the week of East-West Shrine Game practices after he flashed some rare movement skills. He finished third in voting for the Gene Upshaw Award (Top D-II Linemen) as a senior. He oozes potential and his versatility to play multiple positions will endear him to a coaching staff in search of a potential swing man to start out in year one, as he could be a valuable backup until he evolves into a full-time starter.
#92 Jets - Chuma Edoga, OG, Southern California
OUTLOOK: A firecracker who is sure to give opponents the business after the whistle, Edoga is an extra effort type of player and there is no quit in his game. Edoga was one of the standouts during Senior Bowl week but injuries the past few seasons have clouded his draft stock. The Trojans nimble big man played tackle at USC but is viewed as a guard by some evaluators. His ability to develop into a tackle is clear with how well he moves in space and just how he is able to reach out to wide techniques, wielding off pass rushers with his length.
#93 Ravens - Miles Boykin, WR, Notre Dame
OUTLOOK: Idolizes Calvin Johnson and chose number 81 because of that. Boykin didn’t do much until his 2017 season in a bowl game against LSU when he caught a one-handed pass and galloped for 55-yards to score the winning touchdown. Boykin is a big bodied receiver with rare size and strength. In fact, he can easily be mistaken for a tight end at nearly 230 pounds. He uses his wide frame and prototype length to win fifty-fifty situations and box defenders out like a small forward.
#94 Buccaneers - Jamel Dean, CB, Auburn
OUTLOOK: Jamel Dean ended his college career on a winning note, which is saying something given the unusual amount of time that passed before the highly touted prep actually saw playing time. Hours after Auburn trampled Purdue 63-14 in the Music City Bowl, Dean announced via social media that he was planning to make himself available for the 2019 NFL Draft. He did so following a better-than-it-looks redshirt junior campaign in which he intercepted the first (and only) two passes of his college career, starting all 12 games for the Tigers and registering 30 tackles, including two for loss and a sack. Dean's abbreviated college career began at Ohio State, which signed him as a junior in high school. Unfortunately, Dean then tore knee ligaments (including his ACL and meniscus) in 2013 before re-tearing the meniscus prior to a high school all-star game a year later. Dean did not pass the Buckeyes' medical evaluations when he arrived on campus prior to the 2015 season and ultimately opted to transfer to Auburn, sitting out the season to do so. After impressing in preseason camp with the Tigers, the injury bug again found Dean, as he suffered yet another serious knee injury, his third requiring surgery in four years. While Dean's durability concerns are frightening, his improved health and continued impressive play over the past two seasons are encouraging. Dean emerged opposite Tampa Bay's 2018 second round draft choice, Carlton Davis, to register a career-high 43 tackles, as well as eight passes broken up as a first-time starter in 2017 before following that up with a strong 2018 campaign. Dean left Auburn having appeared in 26 games over the past two seasons, making 22 starts. A press-heavy team willing to roll the dice on Dean's extensive medical history could be handsomely rewarded as his raw talent is undeniable.
#95 Giants - Oshane Ximines, DE, Old Dominion
OUTLOOK: Smooth accelerator off the snap, flashing an explosive burst to cross the face of tackles. Possesses the core flexibility to run the arc efficiently, wrapping tightly around the corner without losing speed. Stronger than he looks, generating an effective bull rush due to his length, pad level and good leg drive. Good coordination between his upper and lower body to effectively swim past flat-footed tackles. Shows good awareness of quick throws, getting his hands to deflect passes and even tipping an interception to himself (Marshall). Terrific hand-eye coordination to get his hands on the ball often, forcing an eye-popping 11 fumbles over his career and deflecting 12 passes, as well as one kick. Wasn't often asked to drop back into coverage at Old Dominion but shows intriguing agility (including quick reactions to cut-blocks), which suggest that he may be able to handle these duties. Starred as a hand-in-the-dirt edge rusher for Old Dominion but lacks the sand in his pants to remain in this role full-time in the NFL. Too easily rooted out in the running game and struggled to break free once tackles (or even tight ends) latched onto him in pass protection. Didn't show the same burst upfield when rushing out of the two-point stance (East Carolina). Ximines' game is built on speed, which he used to dominate Conference USA to the tune of 12 sacks, 18.5 tackles for loss and four forced fumbles in 2018, each ranking among national leaders. While Ximines performed well in early contests against top competition (including a seven tackle, two sack performance in Old Dominion's stunning upset over Virginia Tech), he was mostly held in check at the Senior Bowl after measuring in 10 pounds lighter (245) than he was listed for the Monarchs, suggesting that his initial role in the NFL will be that of a third down pass rush specialist.