This seems like a match made in heaven. Roquan Smith is regarded as one of, if not, the best linebacker in a loaded draft class.
He has the ability to diagnose plays quickly, while blending his speed and athleticism, to make those plays. Linebacker is an extremely weak position for the Raiders, especially with the recent release of Aldon Smith.
The team could use help throughout the defense, and Smith will be a welcome addition to a defense that lacks playmakers other than Khalil Mack. (Stephen)
Running a 4.32 40 helped him solidify himself as the top corner in the draft.
In this scenario, Miami misses out on grabbing a quarterback. I believe they will give Tannehill one more year to prove he is a quality quarterback. If this is how the board shakes out, they will grab the best defensive player on the board.
Denzel Ward offers them a young corner that can run and cover any type of receiver. When you are in a division with Tom Brady, you will need plenty of those guys. (Justin)
Dallas moves up to ensure Washington doesn’t their guy. Only giving up a second to move up eight spots was worth the gamble on a player like James.
Derwin James is a mix of Eric Berry and Jamal Adams. He is a physical safety that will play the run as well as he plays the pass. The Cowboys need a defensive playmaker in the secondary and James would fit that need.
His physical traits are undeniable and Rod Marinelli will have fun finding ways to use his talents. (Justin)