From The Athletic prior to players being picked


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Tariq Woolen, CB, UTSA: Woolen is 6-4 and 205 pounds with 33 5/8-inch arms, and he ran a 4.26 40-yard dash at the combine. Defensive back coaches would love to have a player with those measurements. A former receiver, Woolen also uses his length to make plays on the ball.

Bo Melton, WR, Rutgers: No. 157 on Brugler’s big board is Melton, whose numbers (618 yards, three touchdowns) weren’t great in 2021 because, well, he played for Rutgers. But he has the speed (4.34 40-yard dash) and open-field awareness to be an interesting slot option as a fifth-round pick. He’s a much-needed yards-after-catch threat, too.

Tyreke Smith, edge, Ohio State: Smith is 6-3, 245 pounds. He ran a 4.86 40-yard-dash and has 33 1/4-inch arms. In 2021 he registered 36 total quarterback pressures (according to PFF), with three sacks, five total tackles for loss and 11 quarterback hits. Seattle would be taking him here with plans to use him as a speedy rotational pass rusher and special teams player.