If we look at Pace's draft classes we often see some trends over 3 years that may be helpful in narrowing down who he may be looking at in certain rounds.
Targets elite athletes
-Kevin White, Leanard Floyd, and even Trubisky were elite athletes for their position.
Upside is a huge factor
-There has been a tremendous amount of projection with all of the 1st round picks in the Pace era. In fact Trubisky and Floyd were largely projected by the media as reaches where they were picked.
Production not as valuable
-Kevin White had 1 season of production, Floyd had never really produced as a pass rusher, and Trubisky had 13 starts. Clearly experience and production take a back seat to upside and what they become.
2/3 years he had moved down in the 2nd round and in total he has moved down 3 times adding multiple 4th and 5th round picks in the process. This appears to be the area where he feels most comfortable with getting picks back and adding picks.
Big Trench Players
Eddie Goldman and Cody Whitehair are obvious investments in the trenches and Shaheen is an inline TE that is close. This appears to be a round where he is looking to add players in more lunch pale areas.
Multiple Picks at a Position
-In one draft we have seen 3 picks invested in DBs, we have seen 3 day 3 RBs added in 3 years. He appears to like to put multiple picks at a position of need in day 3 to see if he can land someone who can contribute.
Small School Guys
-Clearly Pace does not shy away from taking small school projections on day 3. We have seen Kutztown, NC A&T, William and Mary, Northern Iowa in the schools of players drafted. I think he is looking for guys who have not been over scouted and may have some upside to them.