NFL Mock Draft 7.6: Round 7 of the 2018 NFL Draft

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 26: Mike McCray #9 of the Michigan Wolverines reacts after sacking J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the second half of their game at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 26: Mike McCray #9 of the Michigan Wolverines reacts after sacking J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the second half of their game at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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Picks 251-256

251. Los Angeles Chargers: EDGE Olasunkanmi Adeniyi, Toledo

Logging 8.5 sacks in his junior season before declaring for the NFL Draft, Olasbunkanmi Adeniyi is an intriguing prospect. His level of competition in the MAC certainly comes under question, but Adeniyi himself was a very energetic rusher for his team. He lacks both size and polish, but a team looking for depth on the edge could take on Adeniyi, with hopes of developing him down the road.

252. Cincinnati Bengals: EDGE Joe Ostman, Central Michigan

Joe Ostman is a player that doesn’t have a lot of buzz around him, even though he should. Ostman is a player well worth a seventh-round gamble, and for a team like Cincinnati, who could use some more depth along the edges, Ostman is the right pick at this point in the NFL Draft. Here’s what I had to say about Ostman in an article recapping the East-West Shrine Game.

"Ostman, 6-foot-3, 250, flew under the radar at Central Michigan, a MAC school with varying degrees of success over the past two decades. He arrived there as a lowly two star recruit, but over time, he carved out a role for himself, and in his final season, he terrorized opposing quarterbacks, logging 60 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, 13.0 sacks, and 3 forced fumbles. His stats are impressive, and even more impressive is Ostman’s performance thus far in Shrine Game practices. The 23-year old defensive lineman has effectively shown off, boasting a bevy of moves in his repertoire. He’s successfully applied spin moves, swim moves, and straight bull rushes on opposing offensive linemen, and in one instance, he used a perfect swim move to split a double team."

253. Cincinnati Bengals: CB Brandon Facyson, Virginia Tech

A respected leader in the locker room, and a recognizable player on the field, Brandon Facyson of Virginia Tech has the size, length, and awareness to be a starting cornerback in the NFL at some point along his career arc. His struggles with agile receivers and footwork will cause him to go somewhere on Day 3. He may not drop this far, but if he does, he is a must-get. He can’t play in the slot, but he could be a very good player on the outside, if given the proper coaching. For a seventh-round pick, Facyson has tantalizing upside.

254. Arizona Cardinals: QB Austin Allen, Arkansas

Because of the risky nature of the Arizona Cardinals’ first quarterback in the NFL Draft, Josh Allen, the team might be inclined to select another quarterback later on. Here, they pick former Arkansas signal caller Austin Allen.

Allen, aside from his size, is a relatively pro-ready quarterback. He didn’t get a lot of help from his skill position players at Arkansas, and with an NFL-caliber supporting cast around him, Allen could be a better player. With the Cardinals, he fits as the No. 3 quarterback, but an injury to Sam Bradford and poor play from Josh Allen could force him into early action.

That’s not as far fetched as it seems.

255. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: RB Roc Thomas, Jacksonville State

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers managed to have Penn State running back Saquon Barkley fall to them in Round 1 of the 2018 NFL Draft. But still, their running back room could be deeper. Thus, with the second-to-last pick of the NFL Draft, the Buccaneers select Roc Thomas, out of Jacksonville State.

Thomas, 6-foot-0, is a former five-star prospect to whom running comes naturally. He’s a relatively complete back. He can use power to barrel through contact, he can make cuts when necessary, and he can catch passes out of the backfield.

Thomas’ decision making could use more improvement and consistency, but Thomas is a very solid prospect for the Buccaneers here at pick No. 255. In a rotation with Saquon Barkley and Peyton Barber, Thomas could have success.

256. Atlanta Falcons: OT Zachary Crabtree, Oklahoma State

Mr. Irrelevant could end up being relevant for the Atlanta Falcons in due time. Zachary Crabtree has the tools to be a starter in the future.

The first thing that stands out about Crabtree is his size.. AT 6-foot-7, 310, Crabtree can easily use his length to neutralize opponents. Crabtree has the mentality required for an NFL tackle; he doesn’t quit until the final whistle.

For all his strengths, however, Crabtree isn’t a great athlete, and he’s not nimble. Slippery edge rushers will put him in the spin cycle, and so it’s up to the Falcons’ coaching staff to help him get where he needs to be in his development.

Next: NFL Mock 7.5: Round 6 of the 2018 NFL Draft

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