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Former West Virginia TE Trevon Wesco was drafted by the New York Jets with the 121st pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. (Source: NFL Draft on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wesco was scooped up by the Jets in the fourth round, and the pick makes a lot of sense. He provides quality blocking, which will be very important with Sam Darnold and Le’Veon Bell leading the offense. He also possesses solid receiving skills and great after-the-catch abilities for such a big-bodied player. The Jets’ stable of TEs are among the weakest in the NFL, and Wesco should push for a fair amount of snaps right out of the gate.


Former West Virginia WR David Sills has signed with the Buffalo Bills. (Source: E:60 on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It was shocking to see Sills fall completely out of the draft given his elite production as a Mountaineer, as he led the nation in total TD receptions over the last two seasons with 33. At 6’3/210 pounds, Sills is long and lanky and one of the most sure-handed receivers in this draft class. It’s unclear exactly why he went undrafted, but Buffalo got a ton of value with the pickup. Sills will compete for playing time in a crowded receiving corps with Robert Foster and Zay Jones and new additions Cole Beasley and John Brown.


The Oakland Raiders have selected Clemson WR Hunter Renfrow with the 149th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: The Raiders completely revamped their wide receiver corp this offseason and it continued in the draft with Renfrow. While he does have the largest hands, they are soft to compliment his fluid route running. Amongst a loaded depth chart, Renfrow will have time to develop and likely contribute early on special teams.


With the 24th pick in the fourth round of the NFL Draft (No. 126 overall), the Chicago Bears selected Georgia wide receiver Riley Ridley. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Ridley has average size for a wide receiver and is considered a solid route runner while not being much of a home run threat. He joins a Chicago depth chart that features Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel, and Anthony Miller at the wide receiver position.


The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected Kentucky RB Benny Snell Jr. with the 122nd overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: While the Steelers employ James Conner and swing RB/ TE Jaylen Samuels, there remained a need for running back depth, which Snell will bring. And although he is not touted for his speed, he is a powerful runner with deceptive patience and quickness who could be a short-yardage banger in the Steelers' new-look offense.


The Seattle Seahawks have selected West Virginia WR Gary Jennings with the 120th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: In the wake of the disheartening news that Doug Baldwin could have played his final down in the NFL, plus, the fact that the Seahawks' wide receiver depth chart had already been in question prior to the Baldwin report, it is no surprise that they not only took D.K. Metcalf on day-two but also Jennings in the fourth. A speedy down-field threat with excellent ability to come down with a contested ball, Jennings could be on the fast track for Baldwin's role should his career indeed be over.


With the 11th pick in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft (No. 113 overall), the Baltimore Ravens selected Oklahoma State running back Justice Hill. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: The Ravens have now spent three of their first four picks on adding offensive weapons for their young quarterback, selecting wide receiver Marquise Brown, wide receiver Miles Boykin, and now a running back in Hill. He is a smaller back who works well in space and should be a nice complement to the recently-added Mark Ingram.


With the 112th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins selected Stanford running back Bryce Love. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Love fell on a lot of draft boards because of an ACL injury and a lackluster 2018 season, but he had an excellent 2017 and was on track to be a first or second-day pick at the time. He will join a crowded running back room in Washington with Adrian Peterson, last year's second-round pick Derrius Guice (who missed most of last season with an ACL injury of his own, and pass-catching back Chris Thompson.


The New Orleans Saints have selected Florida S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson with the 105th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Viewed by many as the top safety on the board, Gardner-Johnson slipped al the way to day three. Great value for the Saints, who had a need at safety after letting Kurt Coleman go earlier in the offseason. Gardner-Johnson could see immediate playing time with a strong summer.


The Cincinnati Bengals have selected North Carolina State QB Ryan Finley with the 104th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: The Bengals were in the quarterback business coming into the draft but didn't feel compelled enough to address the need in the first two days of the event. Instead, they snag Finley in the fourth, who needs work but brings the upside. For 2019, it looks like we will get another dose of Andy Dalton, which really isn't that bad if you look back at his career.


The Arizona Cardinals have selected Iowa WR Hakeem Butler with the 103rd overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: The Cardinals already took Andy Isabella in the second round, but that didn't stop them from selecting another wideout with the first pick in the fourth. A thin wide receiver corps entering the draft, the Cardinals have certainly bolstered their depth chart early in the draft. With Larry Fitzgerald's career winding down, Butler, Isabella, and Christain Kirk will be the future of the club at receiver.


With the last pick in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft (No. 102 overall), the Minnesota Vikings selected Boise State running back Alexander Mattison. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Mattison is described as a north-south runner, and he should be a solid complement to Minnesota's Dalvin Cook. At 5'11", 221 pounds, Mattison could step right in and contribute in his rookie season as long as he can improve his pass-blocking.


With the 100th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers selected West Virginia quarterback Will Grier. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: The Panthers, of course, have Cam Newton entrenched at the quarterback position, but with Grier falling to the end of the third round and Newton entering his age-30 season with an injury history, this is excellent value. The main knock on Grier is his lack of arm strength, but he did throw an accurate deep ball through his college career.


With the 96th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills selected Ole Miss tight end Dawson Knox. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Knox is a bit of a raw prospect but has the measurables and athletic ability to succeed at the next level. His NFL comparison, according to NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah, is Kyle Rudolph, a solid but not spectacular all-around tight end. He will have to work his way into such a comparison, but that should give interested fantasy owners an idea of his ceiling.


With the 93rd overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens selected Notre Dame wide receiver Miles Boykin. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Boykin is a big-bodied wide receiver who can play inside or outside while utilizing his 6'4" frame. The Ravens already added Hollywood Brown earlier in the draft, and now they add a solid compliment for quarterback Lamar Jackson in the third round.


With the 23rd pick in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots selected Alabama running back Damien Harris. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: The Patriots already have Sony Michel (drafted at the end of the first round in 2018) and pass-catching extraordinaire James White in their backfield, but they went out and added Harris anyway. Harris is a patient-but-physical runner who is more of a grinder than a home run threat, but his ball security and pass protection skills should allow him to contribute sooner rather than later for New England.


With the 13th pick in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft (No. 76 overall), the Washington Redskins selected Ohio State University wide receiver Terry McLaurin. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Not only do the Redskins have a major need at wide receiver, but Terry McLaurin now gets reunited with his college quarterback Dwayne Haskins. He is considered a solid wide receiver prospect with a polished route tree and some special teams experience, giving him the opportunity to step in and compete for playing time right away.


The Buffalo Bills have selected running back Devin Singletary with the No. 74 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. (Source: Around the NFL on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Devin Singletary joins what is currently a crowded Buffalo Bills backfield. Singletary is an elusive, patient back whose tape reminds one of his new teammate LeSean McCoy. He has excellent open field ability, and forced 94 missed tackles in 2018 according to PFF College. He amassed a whopping 1,027 yards after contact in his final college season.


With the 11th pick in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft (No. 75 overall), the Green Bay Packers selected Texas A&M tight end Jace Sternberger. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Sternberger is a pass-catching tight end who should move inside and outside and create matchup problems for NFL defenses at the next level. His run-blocking ability is a major question mark right now and could be his main obstacle to being an instant and consistent contributor for the Packers.


The Chicago Bears have selected Iowa State RB David Montgomery with the 73rd overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Although the Bears immediately brought in Mike Davis and to replace Jordan Howard, they didn't feel like they had the in-between the tackles punch in their backfield. Davis could be a better fit to spell Tarik Cohen. As a result, Chicago targeted Montgomery, who at one time was viewed as one of the top running backs in the draft. Falling to the third round, the Bears found tremendous value with the Iowa State alum, who could find himself in a significant early-down role when its time to play for real.