Round 7, Pick 218: Brandon Jones, S, Texas
Brandon Jones is definitely a project, but he’s got a lot to like about the way he plays. For starters, Jones can play both safety spots and might even be able to plug in as a nickel.
The best thing you can say about Jones and the way he plays is this — he’s fearless. Jones is a hard-hitting, physical kid who backs down from nobody. He is always around the football, playing to the whistle.
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At times, he can be caught out of place, which speaks to a lack of instincts. That’s his biggest area of need as a pro. He has to get a better feel for reading plays.
Round 7, Pick 246: Gage Cervenka, iOL, Clemson
When you get into the later seventh round, it’s pretty much a take-your-pick type of situation in terms of interior offensive linemen. But, you’re not at the point where you’re looking to find a guy who could possibly stick around.
It is hard to beat finding someone who comes from a strong, winning program like Clemson. Gage Cervenka has experience playing top-tier teams.
He can play both guard and center and offers some serious strength. That’s his best trait, right now. He could use some work in terms of footwork and agility, but the overall strength is ridiculous.
Bring him in and see if he can be groomed into an NFL type of lineman, and you really don’t lose much if he doesn’t evolve.