30. Greg Little, OT, Mississippi
- Height: 6’5″
- Weight: 325
- Class: Junior
Mississippi offensive tackle Greg Little is the first tackle to see his name on the board. While he may not be a finished product ready for the NFL, there is plenty to like with his game. He is a very athletic tackle, and it shows with quick footwork and an ability to adjust when dealing with speed and quickness on the edge. His athleticism is also evident in his movement to the second level to secure blocks. Little is also a physical player who likes to attack at the snap when he gets the chance.
Despite his strengths, Little needs to refine his game to become a franchise left tackle. Too often Little is stiff and stands a little too high, opening himself up as vulnerable to power rushers. The good news is that he has time this season and plays in a tough conference where he will be tested.
29. Taylor Rapp, S, Washington
- Height: 6’0″
- Weight: 215
- Class: Junior
Washington safety Taylor Rapp is quickly becoming one of my favorite players in college football. The Huskies used Rapp in a variety of ways, playing him deep as well as asking him to work in coverage in the slot. Rapp excelled in both spots last season. In coverage, he has plenty of speed to stay with receivers and a good change of direction to mirror them in coverage. He anticipates well on the back end and has plenty of speed to recover to get to the football down the field.
Rapp is also a willing and very good tackler in the open space. It’s likely he will remind many of Budda Baker, but Rapp might be an even better player. If there was one thing to work on for him, it’s to stay disciplined and watch his over-aggressive nature.