Fifth Round: Tommy Schutt
Tommy Schutt can play if he can show scouts he is healthy after breaking his foot and hand this season. It may have taken Schutt a long time to breakout in Columbus, but he showed he can stop the run with the best of them and compete in passing situations. He might not have a high ceiling, but at this point in the draft, Schutt’s film and measurable should land him somewhere in the fifth
Likely Landing Spot: No. 138, Chicago Bears
Sixth Round: Cardale Jones, Chase Ferris, Billy Price
Finally, Cardale Jones makes the board. He is the definition of a developmental prospect at the quarterback position. Teams will love what he did in the postseason last year, but they won’t like what he did in 2015. But quarterbacks with his size and arm strength don’t grow on trees. Scouts will all have the same report, that Jones can throw it a mile, but doesn’t always know where it’s going.
He’ll be a very late-round pick. But by this time, there will be more than a few teams intrigued by his potential.
Likely landing spot: No. 172, St. Louis Rams
Chase Farris and Billy Price are starting offensive lineman from a major program, which usually always boosts draft stock. Like Jones, scouts will see veteran players that have had excellent coaching and could benefit from an NFL camp.
In the sixth round, guys like Farris and Price represent “safe” picks as big bodied, big school lineman that can compete for a roster spot. Ferris, though, might get tried out at guard in the NFL.
He wasn’t great, but solid, on the edge at right tackle and could benefit from moving inside where his size could give him an advantage as an inline blocker.
Likely Landing Spots: Price, No. 161, 49ers; Farris, No. 171, Eagles