PRESEASON TOP 50 NFL PROSPECTS (30-21)

College and pro football are right around the corner. Let’s get ready by counting down the top 50 pro prospects for the 2017 class.

# 30 Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan

Has the ability to take away half the field and is not afraid to get dirty in the run game either. Does not have the elite length that scouts crave in the modern NFL CB.

#29 Chad Kelly, QB, Ole Miss

Has the arm talent, the size, and even mobility to be a quality NFL starter. He even has the signature wins, the stats, and the bloodlines to be a top 10 pick. Kelly has had troubles off the field in the past but seems like he has grown up at Ole Miss. Another year of elite production and another year without any off-field issues and Chad will hear his name called early next year.

#28 Raekwan McMillan, LB, Ohio State

A tackling machine. McMillan is a physical player that will star on first and second down in the NFL and isn’t a liability in the passing game either. Kaekwan seems like a player that will adapt to the NFL quickly.

#27 Tre’Davious White,CB, LSU

White is fluid and looks natural shadowing the opponent’s top WR. He will need to work on his technique against taller WRs to excel on the outside in the NFL. White is just one of a talented LSU secondary so teams won’t be able to avoid him all game like some of the other top CBs in this year’s draft.

#26 Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida

Paired with Antonio Morrison the Gators had one of the best LB duos in the country last fall. Morrison is gone but Davis will lead the defense and was always the better NFL prospect between the two. Davis has very good size, very good athleticism, and very good instincts.

#25 Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami

Believe it or not the last QB drafted from the U was Ken Dorsey back in 2002. Kaaya produced admirably in his first 2 seasons and will break that streak assuming he comes out after his JR season. Kaaya protects the ball and sees the field very well. Scouts will get to grade Kaaya in a pro-style offense this fall. The sky (#1 pick) is the limit for Brad if he has a big year.

#24 OJ Howard, TE, Alabama

If you did not know who OJ Howard was before the national championship game last year-you sure did afterwards. He has the ability athletically to torment NFL defenses with his size and speed. Will Saban reward Howard’s breakout with a more featured role in the offense?

#23 Devonte Fields, OLB, Louisville

Spent the majority of 2015 in opposing team’s backfield. Fields is recovering from off-season shoulder surgery but is expected to be 100% for the opener on September 1. Fields lines up mostly as a rush OLB in a 3-4 and will likely do the same on Sundays. A lot of college pass rushers his size play 4-3 end forcing scouts to project how they will do standing up at LB. Less projection for Fields will make him feel like a safer pick.

#22 Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia 

Is he 100% healthy? While there are several talented backs projected to get drafted early next year none of them possesses the power Chubb has if the answer to that question is yes. Will have to share carries with another draft hopeful in Sony Michel.

#21 Adoree Jackson, CB, USC

An absolute freak of an athlete. He will star on SPT in the NFL, has the ability to stick with any WR, and is probably even a draft-able WR. The idea is to have Jackson focus more on CB this year hoping he can develop from a very good CB to the kind that eliminates half the field.

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