Mock Draft season is officially underway. Along with the first wave of first round mock drafts, NFL Draft analysts are sharing their big boards. It’s a simple ranking of all the available prospects without considering a team’s roster needs.
Pro Football Focus prides itself on grading individual performances from each game. Now tasked to project how college athletes will fare at the next level, they believe up to five Wildcats could hear their names called.
85. Jamin Davis, Linebacker: Davis is a bit of a one-year wonder, but he’s got the length and athleticism that are coveted at the position. He racked up 36 stops in 10 games this past season.
108. Kelvin Joseph, Cornerback
142. Drake Jackson, Interior Offensive Lineman
221. Quinton Bohanna, Defensive Tackle
281. Boogie Watson, Edge
Davis has the athleticism and an incredible year of production to move into the second round if all things go his way. PFF nails the biggest knock against him: he really only played one full season of football. The lack of consistent tape will be a sticking point for some teams.
PFF obviously isn’t talking to the same people as Daniel Jeremiah and Mel Kiper. They rank Joseph as the #16 cornerback in the class, while Kiper has Bossman Fat as the fourth-best available player at his position and No. 25 player overall.
Much will change between now and the start of the draft as players get a chance to perform at Pro Day and meet with teams. This is welcoming news for Boogie Watson. Placed firmly on the fringe of either going undrafted or selected in the late rounds, he’s in position to hear his name called. Now it’s time to earn that spot over the next two months.
Seventy-one days till the NFL Draft kicks off.