2018 NFL Draft

Grades: 2014 NFL Draft Round 7

by | NFLDraftScout.com

NFLDraftScout.com's Derek Stephens analyzes each pick from Round 7 of the 2014 NFL Draft, grading each team on its draft-night selections.

Grades: Round 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Round 6Round 7

216B-Texans select: Andre Hal, CB, Vanderbilt

Hal's size is problematic when projecting him to the outside, but his tenacious style of play should make him competitive in the slot for the Texans.

217CRedskins select: Ted Bolser, TE, Indiana

Bolser has nice size and pass-catching ability within 5-10 yards, but he's inconsistent as a blocker, and lacks the athleticism to be a field stretcher.

218B+Ravens select: Michael Campanaro, WR, Wake Forest

The Ravens move back into the draft here to get the elusive, quick Campanaro who should remind some of Danny Amendola with his ability to stop and start with suddenness and find space underneath. A great value in the seventh round.

219C+Raiders select: Travis Carrie, CB, Ohio

Limited in terms of range and fluidity, but plays with good recognition and awareness, and provides solid run support. Immediate special teams contender.

220BVikings select: Shamar Stephen, DT, Connecticut

Stephen is a good athlete for his size, who can anchor and plug the run, and has some untapped upside as a rusher, considering his natural quickness.

221B-Bills select: Randell Johnson, OLB, Florida Atlantic

Johnson possesses rare length and intriguing athleticism, though he's raw and needs seasoning before he's ready to step in and contribute regularly on defense.

222BJaguars select: Storm Johnson, RB, UCF

Johnson looks the part of a classic short-yardage back whose power could be utilized in a complementary role in the Jacksonville offense. A great option out of the backfield in the passing game as well.

223B+Vikings select: Brandon Watts, OLB, Georgia Tech

Physically, Watts brings rare speed and arm length considering his position and size, and although raw, could project as a nice developmental piece with strong special teams contribution.

224CEagles select: Beau Allen, DT, Wisconsin

Allen has the makings of a guy who could become an anchoring lane plugger against the run, but he needs to put his lower half to better use, and continue to develop technically.

225CVikings select: Jabari Price, CB, North Carolina

Price is an aggressive corner but lacks stand-out quality in any one area. Will have to make it on special teams.

226CRams select: Mitchell Van Dyk, OT, Portland State

Van Dyk is a mountain of a man at 6'9, and was a three-year starter at Portland State. A bit stiff in space, and may be best suited on the right side considering his spacial limitations.

227B-Seahawks select: Kiero Small, FB, Arkansas

Small has had durability issues in the past, but when healthy, has been a tough, stout blocker out of the backfield, and offers short-yardage capability as a runner, with nice ability as a pass-catcher.

228C+Redskins select: Zach Hocker, K, Arkansas

Hocker has a strong, accurate leg, converting 13 of 15 on field goals as a Senior, with a long of 54 yards, and converted 28 of 28 extra points.

229B-Lions select: Nate Freese, K, Boston College

Freese converted all 20 of his field goal attempts in 2013, including 6/6 on attempts over 40 yards.

230BSteelers select: Rob Blanchflower, TE, Massachusetts

Blanchenflower is a tough, solid in-line blocker in both facets of the offense, and offers some short-range pass-catching ability.

231B+Cowboys select: Ben Gardner, DE, Stanford

Gardner is a bit of a tweener who has battled some injuries, but exhibits toughness and grit, and could earn a roster spot with his ability to shed blocks and wrap up in the trenches.

232BColts select: Ulrick John, OT, Georgia State

Needs to get into a NFL strength and conditioning program, but has the athletic tools that make you believe there's something there long-term.

233AJets select: Trevor Reilly, DE, Utah

Reilly is a bit old for a rookie (will be 26), but posseses impressive rush skills off the edge and good instincts. Injuries have slowed him in the past, but he has the natural ability to end up a real steal here for the Jets in the seventh.

234BDolphins select: Terrence Fede, DE, Marist

Fede is a small-school D-lineman with some talent as a rusher, who should compete for a back end role for the Dolphins.

235BRaiders select: Shelby Harris, DE, Illinois State

A Wisconsin transfer, Harris was an undersized DT in college and projects as a versatile DE-DT for Oakland.

236B+Packers select: Jeff Janis, WR, Saginaw Valley

Janis is a big, physical receiver but still raw as a route runner, and needs to get better at securing the ball with his hands.

237B-Bills select: Seantrel Henderson, OT, Miami (Fla.)

Henderson is as talented as they come, but many questions have been raised surrounding his drive and commitment to the game. The upside here is tremendous, but Henderson will have to prove he wants it.

238B+Cowboys select: Will Smith, OLB, Texas Tech

Although he plays out of control and needs to get stronger, he is always around the football with his range and instincts and should stand out on special teams.

239C+Bengals select: James Wright, WR, LSU

Big-bodied receiver who hauled in 18 passes for the Tigers in 2013.

240C+Chargers select: Tevin Reese, WR, Baylor

Fluid athlete with soft hands and sneaky speed. Struggles against press and his best shot at the next level will be from the slot.

241B-Rams select: Christian Bryant, FS, Ohio State

Bryant was a team captain and 3-year starter at safety for the Buckeyes, amassing 171 career tackles with two interceptions. Smart, under-the-radar player who could win a spot on special teams.

242B-Broncos select: Corey Nelson, OLB, Oklahoma

Athletic linebacker whose season was cut short by a torn pectoral, after racking up 27 tackles and an interception return for a touchdown.

243B49ers select: Kaleb Ramsey, DT, Boston College

Injury concerns have limited Ramsey's draft stock, but his versatility and intriguing athleticism make him a potential sleeper here for the 'Niners.

244C+Patriots select: Jeremy Gallon, WR, Michigan

Gallon is a sure-handed, short-area-quick slot receiver who lacks toughness and speed, but has a knack for finding space underneath.

245B+49ers select: Trey Millard, FB, Oklahoma

Millard is a good athlete and versatile backfield contributor who can block or carry, but an October ACL tear slowed his progress and ultimately hampers his draft grade here. If he can recover, he could be a nice depth piece for San Francisco's power rush attack.

246C+Bears select: Charles Leno, OG, Boise State

Leno Jr. has prototypical length and natural athletic ability to play tackle in the NFL, but is extremely raw and needs quite a bit of coaching up. Could be a nice developmental piece to stash on the practice squad, with upside to compete for significant playing time down the road.

247B+Raiders select: Jonathan Dowling, FS, Western Kentucky

Dowling is a long, fluid athlete with impressive movement skills and a chippy demeanor. He's technically raw still and will get overpowered by bigger blockers. A good value in round seven, with upside to be a rotational piece relatively soon, particularly if he can add some bulk.

248C+Cowboys select: Ahmad Dixon, SS, Baylor

Dixon is an explosive downhill athlete who lives for the big hit. He plays out of control though and lacks top-notch instincts. Needs to improve in coverage, and has been the subject of some character concerns after allegedly assaulting a fan last year.

249BRams select: Michael Sam, DE, Missouri

Sam exhibits strong burst off the snap but lacks flexibility and athleticism to consistently turn the corner as an edge rusher, and will get overpowered on contact. A hard worker who could earn a roster spot on effort and intelligence.

250B-Rams select: Demetrius Rhaney, C, Tennessee State

Rhaney's strong anchor and impressive athleticism make him an intriguing pick and possible huge value here for the Rams, despite still being raw technically.

251C+Cowboys select: Ken Bishop, DT, Northern Illinois

Naturally powerful athlete with a strong anchor, who lacks initial burst to be a factor as a pass-rusher, but could contribute against the run in a rotation.

252C+Bengals select: Lavelle Westbrooks, CB, Georgia Southern

Westbrooks is a developmental project at corner who possesses impressive arm length for his size, but will be limited by a lack of explosiveness.

253BFalcons select: Yawin Smallwood, ILB, Connecticut

Smallwood possesses some natural talent and explosiveness, but is too often in the wrong place at the wrong time. Has the upside to develop into a starting-caliber linebacker at the NFL level if he can put the pieces together.

254CCowboys select: Terrance Mitchell, CB, Oregon

Decent-sized corner who showed consistent improvement over the course of his college career, but has limited movement skills and will struggle when asked to bump and run on the outside.

255BFalcons select: Tyler Starr, OLB, South Dakota

Starr is an intriguing athlete with upside as a rush end, but lacks strength at the point of attack, and a limited array of moves to get to the quarterback. With some coaching, could catch on as a rotational 'end or OLB over time

256B-Texans select: Lonnie Ballentine, FS, Memphis

Ballentine is an unrefined safety with impressive physical tools and size, who struggles to play the ball and needs technical development. Could be a special teams beast considering his length and closing speed.


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