Round 3 Pick 24: Telvin Smith, OLB, Florida State
Undersized but not overmatched, Telvin Smith has been a key part to the Seminoles defense. His size, 6’4 215lbs, will leave some teams wondering his role on defense. To me he is an ideal nickel linebacker who can cover, defend the run, and blitz effectively. I think right away he becomes a key contributor on special teams with his athletic ability and fiery demeanor on the field.
Round 4 Pick 23: Bruce Ellington, WR, South Carolina
Andrew Hawkins who? Bruce Ellington would be a nice addition to a receiving core that lacks a true slot/jitterbug now that Hawkins is in Cleveland. Ellington can play both inside and out, running hard when he gets the ball. He also offers added value in the return game as a kick or punt return guy. Much like his teammate last year Ace Sanders, I really like Ellington.