2018 NFL Draft Big Board: Week 2 Update

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5. Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama

Calvin Ridley continues to produce at a very high level. He is such a fluid athlete who can hurt a defense on all level. However, his ability to stretch the field and win in contested situations are what makes him special.

Ridley has the upside of a true No. 1 receiver at the next level. Teams drafting in the top-5 who don’t need a quarterback will be looking Ridley’s way.

6. Derrius Guice, RB, LSU

Derrius Guice is a hard-nosed runner who has a nose for open running lanes. His low center of gravity and toughness make him nearly impossible to bring down on first contact. Guice also features the burst needed to break off long runs.

He is adding some versatility to his game by showing he can be a difference maker as a pass catcher.

7. Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama

Minkah Fitzpatrick’s versatility and ball skills make him a very intriguing prospect. Alabama uses him all over the field lining him up at safety, outside cornerback and in the slot. Fitzpatrick has excelled in each of these roles.

His versatility is something every defensive coordinator will love. However, his ability to create turnovers is more important. Fitzpatrick has excellent hands and the awareness to adjust to tipped balls. He just knows how to put himself in position to grab an interception.

8. Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M

Kirk may not have elite size, but he knows who to create separation. He routinely runs crisp routes which allows him to find open space. Kirk is a savvy player who changes speeds and discusses his routes.

This is an explosive athlete who can stretch the field and take a short pass and turn it into a big gain. Kirk’s lack of size will turn some teams off, but it shouldn’t have a big impact on his ability to produce at the next level.