Now let’s look at my favorite sleepers in the NFL Draft by position. These players will mostly be third-day picks or even undrafted free agents. Let’s start with the offensive skill position players.
• Jamie Newman, Georgia: He has everything you want in a quarterback: size, arm strength, mobility. He was good at Wake Forest but never played at Georgia. He will need to show the ability to progress through reads.
• Jaret Patterson, Buffalo: Why is no one talking about him after his 2020 season? Patterson is a three-down back who can play tough between the tackles and seems to break tackles often.
• Kylin Hill, Mississippi State: He’s not a breakaway speed guy and that is his only flaw.
• Josh Imatorbhebhe, Illinois: He needs some work on his route tree but wow, was I impressed with his speed and athleticism.
• Cade Johnson, South Dakota State: He will be a terrific slot receiver if given the chance.
• Kenny Yeboah, Mississippi: He’s a good move tight end with solid hands. He’s also a willing blocker.
• Matt Bushman, BYU: It’s easy to say Bushman reminds me of Dennis Pitta given that both played at BYU but, well, you know. He’s not as athletic as Pitta but has many of the same traits. At 25, he’s an older prospect.
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