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|4/26/2018||Frank Ragnow, Det, C|
|The Lions selected Ragnow with the No. 20 pick of the 2018 draft.
Analysis: A 33-game starter in the SEC for Arkansas, Ragnow brings both experience and versatility to the Lions as a player capable of playing either center or guard. He figures to slot in as as immediate starter at one of those spots while providing a boost to Detroit's sagging running game.
|4/26/2018||Leighton Vander Esch, Dal, LB|
|The Cowboys selected Vander Esch with the No. 19 pick of the 2018 draft.
Analysis: Vander Esch flew up draft boards by following up a 91-tackle, four-sack, three-interception junior year at Boise State with a terrific combine and has even garnered some comparisons to Bears great Brian Urlacher. The 6-foot-4, 256-pound linebacker's medical history may have scared off some teams due to a previous neck injury, but he'll be a versatile piece to Dallas' defense if it's not an ongoing issue.
|4/26/2018||Jaire Alexander, GB, CB|
|The Packers selected Alexander with the No. 18 pick of the 2018 draft.
Analysis: Green Bay moved down and then up to land Alexander, a converted wide receiver who'll have a chance to make an immediate impact in the Packers' problematic secondary. He displayed great ball skills with five interceptions as a sophomore at Louisville, but was limited to just seven games by knee and hand injuries last season.
|4/26/2018||Derwin James, LAC, S|
|The Chargers selected James with the No. 17 overall pick of the 2018 draft.
Analysis: James had been considered a potential top 10 pick but slid much to the Chargers' delight, as they're in need of a safety after opting not to re-sign Tre Boston. The former Florida State standout possesses terrific size and athleticism, as he showed by running a 4.47-second 40 and recording a 40-inch vertical leap while measuring 215 pounds at the combine.
|4/26/2018||Tremaine Edmunds, Buf, LB|
|The Bills traded up to select Edmunds with the No. 16 overall pick of the 2018 draft.
Analysis: A freak athlete, Edmunds ran a blazing 4.54 seconds in the 40-yard dash while carrying 253 pounds on a 6-foot-5, long-armed frame and doesn't turn 20 years old until May 2. The Virginia Tech All-American may have too much of a learning curve to start immediately, but offers the Bills great upside and versatility as a player capable of both rushing the passer and covering in space.
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