My Favorite AFC South Draft Picks
54th Pick Lonnie Johnson CB Kentucky
Lonnie Johnson was my biggest sleeper corner in the draft. I thought he was a top 3 player at his position and that he should've gone on day one. He is a physical corner who is really good in man coverage. I think he has a rare combination of size and athleticism which allows him to go one on one with any receiver in his division. Lonnie has underrated ball skills that can only improve with Deandre Hopkins playing on the other side of him. I like that he gets to play in a secondary filled with veterans. This will help him grow into a number one corner and I firmly believe that he and Safety Justin Reid will be the best DB tandem for this upcoming generation.
34th Pick Rock Ya-Sin CB Temple
Rock Ya-Sin is a prototypical Colts pick. He's a very humble guy who won't talk much, but by the end of his career is going to be considered one of the best to ever do it. Similar to a Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne, Andrew Luck, or even T.Y. Hilton. I LOVE that Ya-Sin was a wrestler in college. And he wasn't just any wrestler, he was a two time state champion wrestler in Georgia. He wasn't just talented when it came to athletics, he was an honor roll student and his parents were both psychologists. Rock was only a two star prospect, but has turned into a lock down zone coverage cornerback. He is a great tackler and fits the Colts system like a shoe. He will be a phenomenal player for this organization and Matt Eberflus' system.
7th Pick Josh Allen EDGE Kentucky
Josh Allen was my second rated player in this entire draft and the Jaguars got him at seven. I think he is the most explosive player to come out of college since Myles Garrett. Allen's speed combined with Yannick Ngakoue's bend and Calais Campbell's power will put the Jaguars back in the conversation as the top front 7 in the league. Allen not only has some of the best potential out of all the rookies, he also has the best stats. Last season he had 17.5 sacks and multiple blocked field goals in the SEC! I find it absurd that he wasn't drafted in the top 4, so this is a really big steal for Jacksonville.
51st Pick AJ Brown WR Ole Miss
AJ Brown was my number one rated receiver in the pre-draft process and Tennessee got him in the middle of the second round. I think AJ Brown is a true number one receiver and he can form a deadly duo with Corey Davis. I still believe that Davis has a ton of potential so these two receivers could both be pro bowlers in the near future. AJ Brown is a very reliable player who will catch everything thrown his way. This is much needed for Marcus Mariota, and now with Derrick Henry entering his prime (they also have Dion Lewis), a dynamic receiving core (don't forget about Humphries and Walker), and a phenomenal defense; all eyes are on the Titans. This is a make or break year for Tennessee, and AJ Brown will help their playoff chances.