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Ranking the NFL’s top slot cornerbacks in 2018 - Austin Gayle
King recorded a whopping 21 coverage stops when working from the slot this past season, five more than any other defensive player in the NFL. He also allowed a first down on just 26.2% of his targets and earned a 90.9 coverage grade from the slot, ranking sixth and first among qualifiers, respectively.

Ranking the top-five draft-eligible running backs in forced missed tackles per attempt - Austin Gayle
Iowa State’s David Montgomery didn’t wow scouts in Indy with his 3.63 40-yard dash, but his long speed isn’t nearly as valuable as his ability to make defenders miss. He led all qualifying FBS backs in forced missed tackles per attempt (0.39) and ranked inside the top-15 in yards after contact per attempt (3.5) this past season.

All 32 NFL team's 2019 NFL Draft needs - Cam Mellor
The Chargers put forth the league’s 31st-graded pass-blocking unit a season ago and there are holes all along the line. Between Sam Tevi, Joe Barksdale and Trent Scott, the need for a stalwart tackle along the right side of the offensive line is one that should be filled right away as all three of those aforementioned players put forth sub-63.0 overall grades in 2018.

Five boom-or-bust prospects for the 2019 NFL Draft - Cam Mellor
These players have shown, at times, high-level play that would warrant a high draft pick. They have also been known to produce below-average grades and therefore should be approached with caution. These guys can blow up and help win some games, or they could fizzle out and get thrown into the too-oft-used ‘bust’ category just as easily.

Ranking the top-five draft-eligible cornerbacks in coverage grade against deep passes - Mark Chichester
One-half of one of the most formidable cornerback tandems in the nation, Miller excelled against the deep ball during his time in college. He was targeted 23 times during his four-year career with the Huskies, and he didn’t allow a single reception from any of the 10 deep targets he saw over the last two college seasons. He’ll end his college career with the best deep coverage grade among the 117 cornerbacks with at least 20 career deep targets, while his 23.0 passer rating allowed ranks seventh.

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