In this report, scout.com takes a look at all drafted rookies and their roles for this season.
Bobby Carpenter/LB/Ohio St. – He was one of the high risers on draft boards of late and Carpenter was being looked at by many teams that run the 3-4 defensive scheme. In fact, sources say had the Browns missed out on selecting DE/OLB Kamerion Wimbley in the first round, they would have likely traded down to select Carpenter.
Carpenter can play inside or outside in their scheme but will likely play outside initially.
Anthony Fasano/TE/Notre Dame – One of the more surprising selections of the second round, sources say the selection was between Fasano and OL Charles Spencer. Fasano gives the team insurance should they have trouble re-signed TE Jason Witten who is on the last year of his contract. Plus Fasano gives them help in their two tight end sets as well as quality depth at the position.
Jason Hatcher/DE/Grambling – If he has a good training camp, should have a good chance to be active on game day and to see some snaps.
Skyler Green/WR/LSU – He'll have a shot to make the teams as a special teams returner and also as their fourth or fifth receiver.
Pat Watkins/S/Florida St. – A solid value in the fifth round, Watkins could challenge for playing time down the line.
Montavious Stanley/DT/Louisville – A nice value selection where they got him and he'll have a chance at playing time behind veteran DT Jason Ferguson.
Paul McQuistan/OT/Dallas – Here's a player that most thought would go off the board much earlier so he's a good value this late. McQuistan will have a chance to make the team in training camp as they don't have any positions in back of either starting tackle that's guaranteed.
E.J. Whitley/C/Texas Tech – Could make the roster as starting C Al Johnson's backup but most likely a practice squad candidate.
New York Giants
Mathias Kiwanuka/DE/Boston College – He'll have a chance to get some snaps in every game what looks to be a four-man rotation and he'll give them insurance if one of the two starters gets hurt. Kiwanuka could also develop into veteran DE Michael Strahan's eventual replacement.
Sinorice Moss/WR/Miami-Fla. – Moss offers the team speed at receiver and could also develop into a special teams returner. Moss should wind being in their rotation each week as a chance of pace receiver and depth.
Gerris Wilkinson/LB/Georgia Tech – He'll likely have a chance to compete for playing time in a backup capacity inside and on the weakside.
Barry Cofield/DT/Northwestern – He should get a chance to get some playing time each game as the team is very light on depth at defensive tackle.
Guy Whimper/OT/East Carolina – They could use a young, developmental prospect at tackle so this selection makes some sense.
Charlie Peprah/S/Alabama – He'll have a chance to make the team but most likely he'll be a practice squad candidate.
Gerrick McPherson/CB/Maryland – Long-shot to make the roster but a practice squad candidate.
Brodrick Bunkley/DT/Florida St. – Here's a player that we thought they would have to trade up to get yet he fell to him. He'll either start right away or be their third tackle in what looks to be a very deep rotation. Bunkley offers the team what they look for in a tackle, the ability to get up field and get a sack or disrupt the timing of the offense.
Winston Justice/OT/USC – Many had him pegged as a mid first-round selection yet Justice was able to still be had 25 spots down from their first pick. Surprisingly, Justice will likely compete for the starting left guard job initially but will also see time at both tackle spots in camp. Down the road, he'll likely get a chance to be the eventual replacement for LT Tra Thomas or RT Jon Ruyan.
Chris Gocong/DE-OLB/Cal Poly – The team was very high on him and was thrilled to get him where they did in the third round. Gocong is expected to start out at strong side linebacker but also may see some snaps at end.
Max Jean-Gilles/G/Georgia – He was seen by many as an early second-round selection yet he lasted until early in the fourth round when the team traded up for him. He'll get a chance to be active on game day as a backup at either guard position.
Jason Avant/WR/Michigan – The team badly need some depth at the position and Avant will have a chance to make the team in training camp likely as the fourth receiver. Still, look for the team to further address the position later with a veteran with what's left in free agency.
Jeremy Bloom/WR/Colorado – He'll be looked at as a special teams return specialist which is a role that's open in the punt and kick return game. Bloom could see a few snaps on offense as well.
Omar Gaither/LB/Tennessee – The team likes their linebackers smallish but fast so Gaither fits right in. However, he'll likely be a practice squad candidate.
La Juan Ramsey/DT/USC – Has almost no shot to make the team because of great depth but has a chance to make the practice squad.
Rocky McIntosh/LB/Miami-Fla. – Figures to challenge for playing time on the weakside and there certainly is going to be an opportunity to start there if he has a strong training camp.
Anthony Montgomery/DT/Minnesota – Has a shot to make the roster as a fifth tackle but more likely a practice squad candidate.
Reed Doughty/S/Northern Colorado – They could use some youth as depth so he has a chance to make the roster but most likely a practice squad player.
Kedric Golston/DT/Georgia – Most likely a practice squad candidate.
Kili Lefotu/G/Arizona – Almost no shot to make the active roster but has a shot to make the practice squad.
Kevin Simon/LB/Tennessee – Long-shot to make the active roster but could make the practice squad.
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