Ben Cleveland, Offensive Guard, Georgia – 6-6, 355
If you need someone to move a ten-ton boulder out of your driveway, Ben Cleveland is your guy! All joking aside, Cleveland is a solid blocker with the rushing offense and is able to open big holes for the running back. His pass protection skills need some work, but bull-rushing specialists almost never win a one-on-one battle with him. Cleveland will need to spend some time on the bench in his first season, but he does have long-term starting potential in the NFL.
Jamie Newman, Quarterback, Wake Forest – 6-4, 230
If the Washington Football Team fails to secure a quarterback in free agency or in the early rounds of the draft, they may need to invest in a player who will need to sit on the bench for a year. He will then work his way to becoming a franchise quarterback for the Burgundy and Gold. That quarterback could be Jamie Newman. In our recent Riggo’s Rag Roundtable, writer Jonathan Eig made a good case for Newman.
"You can acquire Newman at a very low cost. He is just one of your mid-round draft choices. Maybe a fourth-round pick. Assuming no other significant moves, you already will have acquired four solid players via the draft, and, given Washington’s strong salary cap position, several other quality vets in free agency. Taking a flyer on a low floor/high ceiling prospect like Newman makes all the sense in the world at that point."