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4th Round: RB Williams could help Pack now

Thu, May 18, 2017

By Phil Savage

Fifteen RSB prospects were selected in the 4th Round. Of the 80 senior prospects chosen in Rounds 2 through 4, 53 (or 66%) participated in the Reese’s Senior Bowl. 

“Highest Selection”

Vince Biegel/Wisconsin OB | #108 Green Bay Packers
Vince gets a chance to stay close to home and will help the Pack as an outside linebacker and special teams player. He will bring instincts, pass rush and effort to the table as a rookie.

“Senior Bowl Bump”

Julie’n Davenport/Bucknell OT | #130 Houston Texans
Julie’n represents the definition of a developmental prospect, but as a small school candidate, the opportunity to showcase his potential in Mobile proved to be extremely beneficial to him. He has height, long arms and good athletic ability, but will need to work on his raw strength and power at the point-of-attack.

“Immediate Help”

Jamaal Williams/BYU RB | #134 Green Bay Packers
With only Ty Montgomery, the converted wide receiver, ahead of Jamaal on the Packers’ depth chart, he has a real opportunity to play and contribute this year. He has instinctive run ability between the tackles and is a capable receiver out of the backfield, too.

“Best Value”

Carlos Watkins/Clemson | #142 Houston Texans
During the regular season, Carlos was being forecast as a 2nd or 3rd round pick, so this choice represents great value for the Texans. After recording 10.5 sacks as a senior, he should be able to get into the defensive line mix as a first-year player.

“Spotlight Choice”

Josh Dobbs/Tennessee QB |#135 Pittsburgh Steelers
In an ironic twist, the Steelers chose Josh with the same exact pick the Cowboys used to get Dak Prescott last year. Josh impressed at the RSB with his intellect and intangibles, then prospered during the workout season and now finds himself in a situation where he can truly develop behind the established face of the franchise, Ben Roethlisberger.

Here are the other 10 selections in Round 4 from the Reese’s Senior Bowl:

109. Jaleel Johnson Iowa DT Vikings
113. Rayshawn Jenkins Miami (FL) DS Chargers
117.  Josh Reynolds Texas A&M WR Rams
120. Ben Gedeon Michigan LB Vikings
122. Nico Siragusa San Diego State OG Ravens
127. Michael Roberts Toledo TE Lions
132. Donnel Pumphrey San Diego State RB Eagles
133. Ryan Switzer North Carolina WR Cowboys
137. Zach Banner USC OT Colts
138. Ryan Glasgo Michigan DT Bengals


Phil Savage Phil Savage is the Executive Director of the Senior Bowl. He worked 20 years in the NFL as a coach, scout and executive, including two years as the Director of Player Personnel for the Baltimore Ravens and four years as the general manager of the Cleveland Browns.