In this blog post, I will try to match up the prospects in the draft to an NFL team that runs a system that best suits the players. Most teams try to figure out what players fit their system based on height weight speed measurables, overall play, and football IQ.
Christan McCaffrey- RB, Stanford
Christan McCaffrey has been one of the most electric offensive weapons in college football the past two seasons. He was a finalist for the Heisman trophy the previous season and many thought he deserved to win it. He is the most elusive and agile running back in this class. He is also a weapon in the return game and can catch passes out of the backfield as a receiver. McCaffrey would be one of the most dynamic playmakers in the league if he goes to the Green Bay Packers with Aaron Rodgers. If the Packers run a spread offense with McCaffrey as a running back opposing defenses will be in for a long Sunday.
O.J. Howard- TE, Alabama
Howard is one of many very talented tight ends in this draft class. He is a well-rounded tight end that can block and catch passes. Howard also has a knack for making plays at crucial times in big games. Two of his best career games at Alabama came in the championship games in 2017 and 2016. The Cleveland Browns are in need of a playmaking tight end with his skillset. Tight ends are considered a quarterback’s safety net when they are in trouble. The Browns need help at most positions and Howard would be a solid building block on offense.
Marshon Lattimore- CB, Ohio State
Lattimore is considered the best press cornerback in this year’s very deep cornerback class. He has great foot speed that will help him recover against the speedy NFL receivers. He has all of the tools to be one of the top cornerbacks in the league. A good fit for Lattimore would be the New York Jets. They are in need of help in the secondary now that Darrelle Revis is past his prime. Lattimore has the potential to be the next great cornerback like Revis.
Jonathan Allen- DL, Alabama
Allen has the skill and versatility to play anywhere on the defensive line. He is big and strong enough to play defensive tackle. Allen is also fast and elusive enough to get to the quarterback at defensive end. He could fit into any NFL team, but I think he would really excel for the Tennesse Titans. They are known for grooming defensive lineman that have Hall of Fame pedigree.