11. Randy Gregory, LB/DE, Nebraska
Gregory is another gifted pass rusher but his draft status is complicated by the fact he acknowledged to the NFL’s Web site he tested positive for marijuana at the league’s scouting combine. He fell through the first round at a time when off-field misconduct by players has been scrutinized closely. But the league and the players’ union agreed as part of their revisions to the sport’s drug policies last year to raise the threshold for what constitutes a positive test for marijuana. Based on on-field considerations alone, Gregory probably would have been taken in the upper half of the first round.
13. Landon Collins, S, Alabama
Collins was thought to be the draft’s top available safety and likely to be the lone safety selected in the first round. He is considered a reliable tackler but some observers have questioned his pass-coverage skills. Even so, he seems likely to be an immediate NFL starter and he would be a welcome addition to any team’s secondary.
17. T.J. Clemmings, T, Pittsburgh
The converted defensive lineman played right tackle for Pittsburgh and probably will start his NFL career at that spot. It’s possible he could be converted into a left tackle at some point, though.
18. Jalen Collins, CB, LSU
Collins underwent foot surgery in March. He made only 10 starts in college but opted to enter the draft after his junior season and could be rewarded. He has the size and speed that NFL teams want, making him a potential first-round talent that could be a value now.
25. Eddie Goldman, DT, Florida State
The D.C. native has the size and power to anchor the middle of a defensive line. He also possesses some surprising quickness after spending part of his college career at DE.
27. Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma
He has a history of off-field issues that includes his dismissal from the football program at his first school, Missouri. It is not clear how greatly that will impact his draft status during a year in which some NFL teams said they were scrutinizing such matters. He clearly is a talented player with the on-field ability that warranted a first-round selection.
28. La’el Collins, T, LSU
Collins played left tackle in college after being moved from guard. But he might be either a guard or a right tackle in the NFL. He is a powerful player who could make an immediate impact at one of those positions. While his talent would earn this ranking, a complicated off-field situation involving the death of an ex-girlfriend completely muddles his value.
32. Eli Harold, LB, Virginia
Harold isn’t regarded as being likely to have the same impact that Dante Fowler, Shane Ray, Vic Beasley and Gregory will. But he is another productive pass-rusher who could be taken in the middle to later stages of the opening round.
Other players in Maske’s top 50 who weren’t drafted in Round 1:
35. Jake Fisher, T, Oregon
36. Eric Rowe, CB, Utah
37. Jalen Strong, WR, Arizona State
38. Preston Smith, DE, Mississippi State
40. Owamagbe Odighizuwa, DE, UCLA
41. Devin Smith, WR, Ohio State
43. Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota
44. Eric Kendricks, LB, UCLA
45. Jordan Phillips, DT, Oklahoma
46. Michael Bennett, DT, Ohio State
47. Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA
48. Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State
49. Devin Funchess, WR/TE, Michigan
50. P.J. Williams, CB, Florida State