Kalan Reed DB TEN 12 hours ago

The Titans selected Reed in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 253rd overall.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With 4.4 speed and a 41.5-inch vertical, Reed at a glance has the athleticism to project as an eventual NFL starter candidate at corner. That he played on a middle-of-the-road pass defense implies he has work to do to stick in the NFL, however.

Paul Perkins RB NYG 14 hours ago

With Rashad Jennings likely to see work on early downs and Shane Vereen on third down, Perkins will likely compete for a backup role with Orleans Darkwa, Andre Williams and Bobby Rainey.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Given Jennings age and injury history, the winner of that competition could have significant value this year. Perkins is a rookie, but he has to be better than the plodding and stone-handed Williams, while Darkwa is a career backup and Rainey a journeyman.

POrleans Darkwa RB NYG 14 hours ago

Darkwa (leg) might have been a dark horse for carries this year, but he'll have added competition in fifth-round draft pick Paul Perkins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Rashad Jennings is the likely starter, and Shane Vereen should handle third downs, but beyond those two it's likely to be an open competition between Darkwa, Andre Williams, Perkins and Bobby Rainey. Given Jennings' age and injury history the winner of that competition could have significant value.

Sterling Shepard WR NYG 14 hours ago

Even if Victor Cruz (calf) is able to get back up to speed, Shepard should have a significant role out of the gate.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Shepard actually profiles as a younger version of Cruz with his speed, quickness and ability to play the slot. He also has a large catch radius for a 5-11 receiver and a 41-inch vertical leap so he plays bigger than his size. Should Cruz not be able to recover from the injuries that have kept him out since October of 2014, Shepard would start opposite Odell Beckham and often see single coverage.

E.J. Manuel QB BUF 15 hours ago

GM Doug Whaley says that fourth-round pick Cardale Jones will not displace Manuel on the depth chart right away, BuffaloBills.com reports. "Very comfortable," said Whaley about Manuel. "If you look around the league we think he's as good a number two as most out there. He's a No. 2 for a reason as are a lot of other guys. We think he could come in and hold serve if Tyrod loses some playing time. He's a consummate professional and he's going to try to get better and better each day."

Competitive Edge Analysis

A large percentage of the Buffalo faithful seems just about done with Manuel - who's never really done much of anything after being a surprise first-round draft pick in 2013 - but Whaley still has faith in him. (The fact that Whaley made such a big bet on Manuel can't hurt in the faith department.) That said, Manuel is certainly more polished than the project Jones, and for all his troubles he has carried himself well through the down periods and injuries, while his teammates seem to like him. In any matter, neither Manuel nor Jones is any threat to Tyrod Taylor's starting role.

Brian Hoyer QB CHI 19 hours ago

Hoyer will sign a one-year deal with the Bears.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hoyer was waiting out the 2016 NFL Draft before deciding on his fifth NFL destination, and he wasted no time by agreeing to terms with the Bears on Saturday evening. After starting 11 games in Houston last season, the 30-year-old will serve as a backup to Jay Cutler in 2016.

Vadal Alexander OAK 21 hours ago

The Raiders selected in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 234th overall.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Alexander is an enormous figure but displayed bottom-grade athleticism at the Combine. The Raiders will try to groom him as a mauling guard.

Jalen Mills DB PHI 21 hours ago

The Eagles selected Mills in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 233rd overall.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Mills is a corner/safety tweener who was generally expected to go in the third or fourth round. Assuming his health isn't too much of a red flag, this pick could yield a nice bargain for Philadelphia.

Steven Daniels LB WAS 21 hours ago1 Comment

The Redskins selected Daniels in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 232nd overall.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Daniels is a thumper prospect who generally doesn't have the look of much more than a special teams player in the NFL. Undersized and short on athleticism, asking a three-down role of him seems like a lot.

Thomas Duarte WR MIA 21 hours ago

The Dolphins selected Duarte in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 231st overall.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Duarte was a receiver at UCLA but moves to tight end due to a lack of NFL speed. A ceremonial move to tight end would do well for his fantasy potential, but not necessarily his odds of making the roster. If he does stick, though, he's worth monitoring to see if fantasy owners can more or less get a wideout with tight end classification.