Now that the first round along with the second and third rounds are in the books for the 2013 NFL Draft, let’s take a look at the top remaining targets on defense.
Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
It’s rather surprising to see Jesse Williams still available he was regarded as a top 50 prospect. Williams is a solid athlete that is very strong up top but is lacking a tad bit in lower-body strength. Williams is a very versatile defensive linemen and can fit in any system at the NFL level.
Alex Okafor, DE, Texas
Alex Okafor is a very versatile prospect as he can play either outside linebacker in the 3-4 or defensive end in the 4-3. The biggest concern with Okafor is it’s uncertain to what position he’ll play at the NFL level—what system does he fit best in?
Phillip Thomas, FS, Fresno State
One of Phillips Thomas’ biggest knocks is his tackling skills—he’s very inconsistent. However, many believe that Thomas was a top tier safety entering this year’s class however NFL teams clearly don’t feel the same way.
Cornelius Washington, DE, Georgia
I figured Cornelius Washington would have been drafted but apparently NFL teams feel that he was just a product of a very good defense at Georgia this past season. Washington’s biggest knock is his inability to get off of blocks—and clearly that’s a necessity for a defensive end.
Khaseem Greene, OLB, Rutgers
Khaseem Greene has the potential to be a pretty solid pick for a team entering the final day of the NFL draft. Greene has great instinct and is very fast to the point of attack. However, Greene is limited—he projects as only a 4-3 outside linebacker.
Check out the top remaining prospects on offense as well!