1st round: Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia: Had 20 tackles, eight passes defensed and four interceptions as a junior in 2020. … Named second-team All-SEC. … First-team All-American selection by CBS Sports/247 Sports and first-team All-SEC by the Associated Press and Phil Steele. … Ran a 4.29 in the 40-yard dash at Georgia’s Pro Day. … General manager Brian Gutekunst: "I do think Eric's a pretty quick study, and I think he'll get in that mix somehow, some way, eventually … hopefully this season," Gutekunst said. "He's kind of a rare-talent athlete, and I think the mental part of our defense, once he masters that, I think he'll be able to contribute."
2nd round: Josh Myers, C, Ohio State: Two-year starter for Buckeyes. … Named team captain as a senior. … First-team All-Big Ten in 2020 as well as named second-team All-American by the Sporting News. … Finalist for Rimington Award, given to nation’s top center. … Tabbed third-team All-Big Ten in 2019. … Director of college scouting Matt Malaspina: "He's extremely tough. It's important for him to be a great player. These guys are wired right. They love ball and they love practice, and they do the little things right. It's very important for him to be viewed along the lines of those great Ohio State centers. ... What stood out for me was just his way – his sturdiness, his demeanor, his positive energy. I mean, you're not team captain at a place like that and go hide in the corner."
3rd round: Amari Rodgers, WR, Clemson: Posted 77 receptions for 1,020 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior. … Averaged 7.8 yards on 68 punt returns over his four years with the Tigers. … Became only the fifth Clemson player since 2000 to record touchdowns by rush, reception and punt return in a career. … Gutekunst: "He fills so many holes for us. That's one of the reasons why we traded up for him, not only as a punt returner and a slot receiver, but as you guys have seen over the past couple years the creativity that Matt has within his offense, some of the jet sweeps and screens."
4th round: OL Royce Newman: Moved to right tackle as a senior, started all 10 games. … Graded as Ole Miss’ best run blocker in 2020. … Allowed two sacks in 430 pass blocks. … Started 12 games at left guard in 2019. … Allowed one sack in 416 pass blocks. … Co-director of player personnel Jon-Eric Sullivan: "He's a very versatile player. Can play guard, tackle. He's smart, tough, gritty -- your typical offensive lineman. But he provides flexibility for us."
5th round: Tedarrell Slaton, DT, Florida: Says he goes by T.J. because people have difficulty pronouncing his first name. … Played in 45 games in his four years at Florida, finishing with 98 tackles and 3.5 sacks. … Started all 12 games for the Gators in 2020 and recorded 37 tackles, 1.5 sacks and five quarterback hurries. … Gutekunst: "Obviously T.J. is a monster. He's got great size, great length, he's really tough to dig out of the inside. He's one of those guys that can clog up the middle, eat space and find the ball. If teams want to run on us, especially late in the season, we have the ability to get big and that's one of the reaons why we selected him."
5th round: Shemar Jean-Charles, CB, Appalachian State: Led the nation with 17 passes defensed and 16 passes broken up in 2020. … Had 27 passes defensed combined the past two seasons, the most in the nation among FBS players. … Named first-team All-American by Walter Camp Football Foundation as a senior. … Semifinalist for the Bednarik Award (nation’s top defender) and Thorpe Award (nation’s top defensive back). … Gutekunst: "I think he has a really good chance of playing inside. He's a very strong athlete even though he doesn't have great height which will allow him to play outside if we need him to. We looked at him as a guy a guy who can compete inside. He has a lot of twitch and obviously gets his hands on a lot of balls."
6th round: Cole Van Lanen, OL, Wisconsin: Played 45 games with Badgers, starting 19 games at left tackle. … Played in five games in 2020, missing the final two due to injury. …. Named first-team All-Big Ten by the coaches and second team by the media. … Consensus second-team All-Big Ten in 2019. … Graduate of Bay Port High School in Green Bay. … Gutekunst: "One of the things we've tried to do over here the past couple of years is the flexibiity part, being able to play multiple positions. I certainly think he can do thaat. He doesn't have the traditional height and length of some tackles but we think he has the athleticism to play out there. We feel he's very ideally suited inside as well."
6th round: Isaiah McDuffie, LB, Boston College: Finished fifth in the nation in tackles in 2020 with 107. … Also had 6.5 tackles for loss and three sacks. … Second-team All-ACC selection. …. Played only four games in 2019 after returning from an injury. ... Second-team All-ACC selection in 2018, finishing with 85 tackles, 5.5 TFL and 3.5 sacks. … Gutekunst: "We think not only as an inside linebacker, but we think he has a chance of being a really special special teams player."
7th round: Kylin Hill, RB, Mississippi State: Opted out after three games of the 2020 season. … Caught 23 passes last year, including 15 in his final game vs. Kentucky. … As a junior in 2019, rushed for 1,350 yards (5.6 average) with 10 touchdowns and corralled 18 receptions for 180 yards and a TD. … Gutekunst: "He's an explosive athlete as a runner, catches the ball pretty well and he may be able to add some special teams value as well."