2018 NFL Draft

Grades: NFL Draft Round 7


By Jason Chilton

Jason Chilton of BarkingCarnival.com analyzes each pick from Round 7 of the 2013 NFL Draft, grading each team on its selections. Refresh this page during the round on Saturday, April 27, for the latest grades.

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207DChiefs select: Mike Catapano, DE, Princeton

Known as the Big Cat to his college teammates, Catapano is a project choice for the Chiefs. The good news is that if he stumbles backwards into a sack at any point he'll have basically out-produced former first rounder Glenn Dorsey from a pass rushing standpoint.

208C-Jaguars select: Jeremy Harris, CB, New Mexico State

Jacksonville continues to add bodies to its defensive backfield with Jeremy Harris out of New Mexico State. While he lacks speed and quickness, it's rumored he knows many of the secrets of Area 51.

209C+Raiders select: Brice Butler, WR, San Diego State

A raw size/speed player going to Oakland, just after a DT with former legal trouble? Are we sure Al Davis is actually dead?

210C-Jaguars select: Demetrius McCray, CB, Appalachian State

Two picks later and it's another football-factory selection in the defensive backfield as Jacksonville nabs Appalachian State's McCray. He claims to have seen Sasquatch in the Appalachian backwoods, so it's a double dose of the paranormal for the Jags.

211CLions select: Michael Williams, TE, Alabama

Williams is a solid blocker who is already the best run-game TE on the Lions' roster. He adds little to nothing as a receiver but his skill set at least complements Brandon Pettigrew and Tony Scheffler.

212AEagles select: Joe Kruger, DE, Utah

A productive player with a good frame and long arms, Kruger has some bull rush ability along with solid run defense as he continues to get stronger. A great late find for the new Eagles' 3-4.

213B+Vikings select: Michael Mauti, OLB, Penn State

Instinctive, tough player who excels at fighting through traffic and making plays in the run game. He could end up playing on the strongside or in the middle in future seasons for the Vikes.

214C+Vikings select: Travis Bond, OG, North Carolina

Bond is a tall mauler who has some solid mobility for a big man but who needs to continually fight to keep his pad level down. If he keeps refining his bend and flexibility he could become the kind of massive road grader that the Vikings enjoy.

215C+Jets select: Tommy Bohanon, FB, Wake Forest

An effective and punishing blocker who fits Rex Ryan's ground and pound ethos, Bohanon should help clear the way for the uninspiring Mike Goodson/Bilal Powell RB duo.

216C+Packers select: Charles Johnson, WR, Grand Valley State

GVSU is not the next hit CBS police procedural, but in fact stands for Grand Valley State University. Johnson played there, and apparently ripped off a couple of sub-4.4 40's at his pro day. Assuming accurate timekeeping technology exists in whichever state/region GVSU is located, that's pretty quick.

217C+Browns select: Armonty Bryant, DE, East Central

Bryant provides a couple of refreshing changes -- he's changed up the traditional spelling of "Armanti", and he was actually arrested for selling marijuana rather than purchasing it. Apparently he can also block some kicks. Good for Armonty.

218A-Eagles select: Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State

An All-America corner with the ability to run with receivers and experience playing press-man and off-zone. In the seventh, he's a great get.

219B+Cardinals select: D.C. Jefferson, TE, Rutgers

Jefferson has a strong TE build and is one of the draft's better blockers at the position. There's not a ton to like in the Cards' TE corps at the moment, so Jefferson could carve out an early role in the desert.

220B-Seahawks select: Ryan Seymour, OG, Vanderbilt

A competitive blocker who had to face the SEC's best week in and week out, Seymour could push for a spot given Seattle's underwhelming guard duo.

221C-Chargers select: Brad Sorensen, QB, Southern Utah

Sorenson has the size and arm to succeed as a classic pocket passer, but has all manner of trouble once he's pressured. Philip Rivers utters a wry laugh as he surveys the Chargers' wheels-off OL and says, "Good luck, kid."

222B+Bills select: Chris Gragg, TE, Arkansas

Gragg is a tremendous athlete at the position who put up a 4.5 40 and 37.5 inch vertical at the combine. He won't block anyone and needs more polish as a receiver, but could be a seam-threatening H-back in the future.

223B+Steelers select: Nick Williams, DT, Samford

Williams is a small-school project, but he has the kind of size that could allow him to fill a role as a 3-4 DE.

224C-Packers select: Kevin Dorsey, WR, Maryland

Dorsey has good size at 6'2 with reasonable quickness. He profiles as a possession guy on a team that tends to favor burners, but could be productive if he's able to earn throws from Aaron Rodgers.

225B-Giants select: Eric Herman, OG, Ohio

Herman put up 36 reps on the bench, and racked up pancake blocks at Ohio U. With NY's guards getting older, he'll get a long look as a developmental guy.

226APatriots select: Michael Buchanan, DE, Illinois

The type of hybrid edge defender who has long since found his way to the Pats, Buchanan lost 20 pounds after having his jaw wired shut but was a really productive pass rusher as a junior. He'll have a shot to bookend Chandler Jones in some pass rush sets once he bulks up.

227D+Browns select: Garrett Gilkey, OT, Chadron State

Jealous of rival Bengals' fans' "Who dat try to beat those Bengals" chants, the Browns grab a TE who just makes everyone say, "Who dat?"

228ARedskins select: Jawan Jamison, RB, Rutgers

Late-round Shanahan's back. We all know how this goes at this point.

229A-Vikings select: Everett Dawkins, DT, Florida State

A rotational player at FSU who nonetheless displayed the kind of explosion and hustle that can generate interior pressure at the next level. Another nice get for Minnesota in this draft.

230BColts select: Kerwynn Williams, RB, Utah State

Approximately the 33rd Williams taken in the 2013 draft so far, Kerwynn is a quick and compact runner who can contribute as a pass catcher and return specialist.

231BSeahawks select: Ty Powell, OLB, Harding

Powell is somewhat undersized, but has an intriguing mix of speed and explosion. A creative guy like Pete Carroll can probably find a way to maximize Powell's skills in a sub-package pass rush role.

232B-Packers select: Sam Barrington, ILB, South Florida

Barrington lacked the size and speed to wow scouts, but he's got the instincts and block-shedding ability to stick as an early-down run defender inside in a 3-4.

233BRaiders select: David Bass, DE, Missouri Western State

Despite playing at tiny Missouri Western, Bass more than held his own with big-school prospects at the East-West Shrine Game. He's got solid speed and change of direction skills and could turn into a rotational rusher down the road.

234B+Broncos select: Zac Dysert, QB, Miami (Ohio)

Despite the Broncos' apparent love of 2012 second rounder Brock Osweiler, they tab Miami of Ohio product Dysert in the seventh. He's got the makeup and ability to throw under duress that has reminded some of Ben Roethlisberger, and at minimum he could get flipped for a higher-round choice down the road.

235BPatriots select: Steve Beauharnais, ILB, Rutgers

The Pats appear well-stocked at linebacker, but Beauharnais is the kind of versatile defender -- inside linebacker, edge rusher and occasional DE -- who Belichick can always wring some value from.

236B+Bears select: Marquess Wilson, WR, Washington State

Wilson is a thinly built but tall and athletic wideout whose best attribute may be his jump ball ability in the red zone. His name also indicates that he's the wife of a marquis, or French nobleman -- not sure if his parents were aware of that when they picked it out.

237C-49ers select: B.J. Daniels, QB, South Florida

A name not highly regarded by scouts, Daniels caught coach Jim Harbaugh's eye when he did that thing in that one game against that team. Remember?

238BRavens select: Aaron Mellette, WR, Elon

A rangy receiver out of Elan, Mellette also shows dash, vivacity, and verve in his pass routes.

239BEagles select: David King, DE, Oklahoma

A versatile guy who lined up all over the place for Oklahoma, King shows the kind of quickness and two-gap ability to profile him as a developmental 3-4 end.

240B+Bengals select: Reid Fragel, OT, Ohio State

From right down the road at Ohio State, Fragel is a converted TE who started at RT for the Buckeyes and could become a homeless man's Lane Johnson down the road. He's the polar opposite of current Cincy RT Andre Smith, but maybe that's a good thing.

241B-Seahawks select: Jared Smith, DT, New Hampshire

A quick, high-motor DT who can be a part of the rotation as Seattle fills the hole left by Alan Branch's departure.

242B-Seahawks select: Michael Bowie, OT, Northeastern State

A long and strong tackle who will need a ton of polish, Bowie may be ticketed for the practice squad but could potentially bookend Russell Okung after a few seasons.

243BFalcons select: Kemal Ishmael, SS, UCF

Due to a clerical error in the maternity ward, Kallme Ishmael got transcribed as Kemal and a stirring tribute to Herman Melville was lost. Rather than pursuing an English degree, Ishmael focused his efforts on becoming a rangy and athletic safety.

244B+Falcons select: Zeke Motta, SS, Notre Dame

Motta's stock took an Enron-caliber hit due to a disastrous 40 time at the combine, but he shows the kind of instincts and run-game thump to push for a starting job down the line.

245BLions select: Brandon Hepburn, ILB, Florida A&M

A former walk-on who may be one of the draft's smartest players, Hepburn will compete to be the kind of two-down run thumper that the Lions lost in SLB Justin Durant.

246C-49ers select: Carter Bykowski, OT, Iowa State

An athletically limited plugger from Iowa State, Bykowski is looking at an uphill battle to join the Niners.

247B-Ravens select: Marc Anthony, CB, California

Marc Anthony is an athletic developmental safety, who's feisty and works hard to shed blocks. Has battled durability issues in the past.

248C-Titans select: Daimion Stafford, FS, Nebraska

A hard-hitting safety who may be a SS/LB hybrid, Stafford may need to wow the coaches on special teams to stick.

249BFalcons select: Sean Renfree, QB, Duke

A smart QB, he's the kind of hard worker and savvy guy you'd like holding a clipboard behind Matt Ryan.

250ADolphins select: Don Jones, SS, Arkansas State

Seven plus hours into Day Three of the draft, one thing you hope for is guys who make you type as little as possible. So thanks to the pithily-named Don Jones. Will be limited to special teams only early in his career.

251CBengals select: T.J. Johnson, C, South Carolina

It's an aging OL corps in Cincy, and TJ will work to inject some youth.

252B49ers select: Marcus Cooper, CB, Rutgers

At 6'2, Cooper brings the kind of size you hope for in a corner as well as rolling off a 4.4 40 and a 39.5 inch vert. If he can actually play football, all the better.

253CGiants select: Michael Cox, RB, Massachusetts

Let's be honest -- at this point we're all focused on the drama of Mr. Irrelevant at #254. With the departure of Ahmad Bradshaw, Cox will serve as RB depth.

254A+Colts select: Justice Cunningham, TE, South Carolina

As a player, Cunningham's skills may not translate into a long NFL career. As Mr. Irrelevant, though, his name will live forever.


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