It’s the season of spring. It’s the season of hope. It’s NFL Draft season. And with one week to go earlier than the massive weekend in Las Vegas, a two-round mock draft is a enjoyable train to see when potential runs on positions can happen, in addition to the following ripple results these have on different positions.

It solely takes one crew to love a participant. And if a participant has a number of suitors, his draft place would possibly rise like a helium balloon.

Because the draft is already such a crapshoot with hard-to-predict risers, fallers and all the pieces in between, I made a decision to forgo any doable trades on this mock draft.

Let’s get to it.


First Round

1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Travon Walker, Edge, Georgia

Aidan Hutchinson has appeared to be the Jaguars’ favored man virtually by default within the draft course of thus far, however he’s not the man right here. Jacksonville may use expertise at nearly each place however is choosing No. 1 total in a draft filled with doubles hitters, so the Jaguars go for the house run swing in Travon Walker. I might be extra snug taking Walker within the teenagers of this draft, however he has glorious traits which might be laborious to seek out and will persuade Jaguars choice makers that he’s a moldable piece of clay with the all the time tantalizing “upside” decision-makers love — even when his school manufacturing was severely missing.

2. Detroit Lions: Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan

The Lions would possibly do their homework on Kayvon Thibodeaux, however they determine to maintain Hutchinson in state and add a strong defensive piece to their entrance. Hutchinson had excellent testing numbers to go along with his nice manufacturing throughout his senior season. And whereas he doesn’t all the time play to these testing numbers — notably his shuttle instances — he has a excessive flooring to be a really helpful participant and can assist the Lions proceed to construct their defensive nucleus. His motor and wrecking ball play fashion may even be an awesome cultural match for what Dan Campbell likes in his gamers.

3. Houston Texans: Evan Neal, OT, Alabama

The Texans may go in a wide range of instructions at this spot and all the time appear to be marching to their very own beat as a franchise. The crew restructured left sort out Laremy Tunsil’s contract this offseason, however he might be a commerce candidate subsequent 12 months, earlier than the ultimate season of his present contract. And the remainder of the road is in flux. Selecting Neal permits the Texans to hedge in opposition to varied future outcomes. Neal is an absolute monster of an athlete who performs with good approach, even when he can find yourself on floor a bit too usually for my liking. Neal has taking part in expertise throughout the offensive line, which may permit him to begin his profession at proper sort out and even at guard earlier than transitioning out to left sort out if the Texans suppose he has what it takes to slip in for Tunsil.

4. New York Jets: Kayvon Thibodeaux, Edge, Oregon

Other groups’ query marks flip into the Jets’ exclamation level. Thibodeaux’s focus and motor have been put below a microscope, however he has the size and flash performs of athleticism that the Jets can’t assist however take an opportunity on. Putting Thibodeaux with the returning Carl Lawson and budding star Quinnen Williams will permit him to turn out to be a extra constant contributor. Opposing offenses will likely be unable to give attention to him early in his profession.

5. New York Giants: Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State

Giants start plugging away at a protracted rebuild by upgrading their line. Left sort out Andrew Thomas, a 2020 first-round decide, improved throughout the 2021 season, however Cross can be an improve on the blindside and permit Thomas to bump over to the fitting. Cross is already a technician as a go blocker, with good footwork and palms and constant eyes for blitzers and defensive position video games. Though Air Raid offensive linemen will all the time be typecast as poor run blockers, Cross reveals sufficient proficiency to be above common in that space. He possesses sufficient upside to probably lock down the toughest offensive line place for years to come back. (Also, search for a possible commerce up for a quarterback right here, as a crew may need to get in entrance of the Panthers.)

6. Carolina Panthers: Ikem Ekwonu, OT, North Carolina State

There is definitely loads of smoke with the Panthers taking a QB right here, and justifiably so. They have backed themselves into a corner in looking for an improve over Sam Darnold, they usually would possibly tab Malik Willis or Kenny Pickett because the QB to construct round. (Or they may make a move for Baker Mayfield). But upgrading the offensive line is simply as necessary of a necessity in Carolina. What they trotted out in 2021 was horrific because the film “Morbius.” Ekwonu is as athletic as they arrive and a tricky, bodily finisher who will set the tone for the road. He nonetheless has loads of approach to scrub up, however he has the flexibility and potential to be a dynamic lineman with greater than sufficient potential to remain at sort out. In a worst-case state of affairs, he bumps inside to protect.

7. New York Giants (from Chicago): Sauce Gardner, CB, Cincinnati

After getting offensive line assist at No. 5, the Giants would possibly take a peek on the defensive linemen right here. But they as an alternative go along with one other premium place. Gardner is a protracted nook with the athleticism and protection expertise to dwell within the man protection that Giants defensive coordinator Wink Martindale loves.

8. Atlanta Falcons: Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame

The Falcons are able within the draft the place they may begin the run on receivers or quarterbacks, as they desperately want playmakers and may be a QB to construct round in the event that they actually like one. But the Falcons additionally want difference-makers for his or her protection. Safety Kyle Hamilton misplaced a few of his luster with slower than anticipated testing this spring, however his size and heady play will make him an impact player on Day 1 and would assist the Falcons construct via the backbone of their protection. Pairing him with star nook A.J. Terrell is thrilling.


Maik Willis (Robert McDuffie / USA TODAY Sports)

9. Seattle Seahawks (from Denver): Malik Willis, QB, Liberty

The first QB comes off the board, and it’s the Seahawks betting on the upside of Willis to hold them into a brand new period. Willis will be a huge project, however his arm power and talent to create performs along with his legs are traits which might be unattainable to show. He would possibly take a while to catch as much as the complexity of NFL schemes, however he will likely be a enjoyable venture for Shane Waldron to work with.

10. New York Jets (From Seattle): Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama

The WR seal has been damaged. Williams is coming off an ACL harm, however he has true gamebreaking speed that may have an effect on the gravity of the Jets’ whole offense and provides Zach Wilson a method to showcase his arm power. Williams’ potential to take the highest off of the protection will open issues up beneath for Corey Davis, Elijah Moore and the Jets offseason tight finish signings, Tyler Conklin and C.J. Uzomah. Williams can even take an beneath throw to the home if even given a touch of daylight.

11. Washington Commanders: Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State

The run on receivers continues with Washington taking Wilson and constructing a Buckeye-filled receiver room as an alternative of addressing wants at cornerback or alongside the offensive line. I’m extra optimistic than others about the way forward for 2021 third-round decide Dyami Brown, however this decide provides the Commanders some playmaker insurance coverage if the Terry McLaurin extension situation doesn’t work itself out. Wilson continues to be not a completed product, however he’s a dynamic participant with actual potential to create with the ball in his palms for Carson Wentz and offensive coordinator Scott Turner.

12. Minnesota Vikings: Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU

One of my private favourite gamers on this 12 months’s draft, Stingley provides the Vikings the nook the earlier regime wished for years. Stingley is a fluid athlete with good measurement and really feel in protection. He has no qualms with coming as much as cease the run and is among the extra full nook prospects to come back alongside shortly. If his medicals take a look at, the Vikings have a possible CB1 to construct their protection round.

13. Houston Texans (from Cleveland): Jermaine Johnson, Edge, Florida State

Again, the Texans may go in a large number of instructions. But they proceed to construct up their strains and go on the defensive facet with Johnson. Johnson’s plus potential as a run defender meshes nicely with Lovie Smith’s propensity for enjoying in two excessive defenses, leaving much less our bodies within the field. Johnson is extra of a strong than overwhelming go rusher, seemingly making him extra of a complimentary piece than a bonafide man who terrifies offensive tackles. But he performs with good palms and power and can be helpful for a protection that should proceed so as to add gamers.

14. Baltimore Ravens: George Karlaftis, Edge, Purdue

Love the participant, love the match. Karlaftis saved getting higher all through his school profession, and you would see gentle bulbs activate because the seasons progressed. He can align outdoors and has the play power and explosive athletic traits to to bump inside if the Ravens need to assault inside offensive linemen on passing downs. Karlaftis would give the Ravens one other enjoyable younger piece on their defensive position, pairing him with rising defensive sort out Justin Madubuike. If 2021 first-round decide Odafe Oweh takes a leap, be careful.

15. Philadelphia Eagles (from Miami): Drake London, WR, USC

For the third draft in a row, the Eagles go receiver within the first spherical. London is a real ball winner with inside and outdoors versatility. He’s my personal No. 1 WR on this 12 months’s class. He lacks prime finish velocity however has glorious physique management and bend each in his route working and with the ball in his palms, which is spectacular given his measurement (6-3 7/8, 219). Pairing London with DeVonta Smith would give the Eagles synergy of their receiver room and supply Jalen Hurts (or a unique QB sooner or later) a big goal who can bail out Philadelphia in robust conditions.

16. New Orleans Saints (from Indianapolis): Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State

I believe the Saints are going to maneuver from this spot indirectly, form or kind. They may goal their QB of the longer term or probably even an offensive sort out. But the Saints additionally want playmakers for whoever strains up behind heart, and Olave will step in and contribute Day 1 in New Orleans. Every offensive coordinator (and QB) would like to trot out a duo of Olave and Michael Thomas each week.

17. Los Angeles Chargers: Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa

The Jordan Davis-Chargers pairing appeared like an ideal match of participant, scheme and want, however the Chargers signed a few free agent inside defensive linemen, Austin Johnson and Sebastian Joseph-Day. That makes the necessity there much less obvious. The Chargers may additionally look so as to add velocity to their receiving corps, however they may wait till decide 79 to pick from a deep pool of receivers. That permits to them choose Penning and proceed constructing out their offensive line. Penning nonetheless wants work on approach and lower-body power however has the potential to present the Chargers two tackles to bookend their line for years to come back.

18. Philadelphia Eagles (from New Orleans): Jordan Davis, DT, Georgia

The Eagles assist shore up their defensive entrance seven by including this draft’s final plugger in Davis. There are query marks about Davis’ go rush chops and what number of snaps he’ll be capable of play on the subsequent stage. But he’s a uncommon mix of measurement and athleticism that makes him a math changer. He will make the most of smaller offensive linemen by pushing the pocket in passing conditions and maintaining teammates clear within the run recreation.

19. New Orleans Saints (From Philadelphia): Tyler Smith, OT, Tulsa

James Hurst is a strong participant, however the Saints are left with a Terron Armstead-sized query mark about their left sort out of the longer term. They go along with Smith, who has some superb athletic traits, toughness and size. But he has a protracted method to go along with his palms, approach and total consistency. The Saints like to maintain including to their offensive line, they usually get a venture who will be molded behind Hurst earlier than he’s able to deal with the left facet in New Orleans.

20. Pittsburgh Steelers: Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati

In a post-Big Ben world, the Steelers go along with Ridder as their QB of the longer term. I’m a fan of Ridder and suppose he’s extra pro-ready than he’s been given credit score for. He may step in because the starter in Pittsburgh sooner slightly than later. He brings maturity and management to the place and improved tremendously as a QB in his closing season at Cincinnati. There’s nonetheless just a little little bit of upside to faucet into, too.

21. New England Patriots: Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida

Elam is a aggressive nook with the within and outdoors versatility that Bill Belichick loves from of his defensive backs. Elam lacks overwhelming twitch however constantly performs below management. His measurement, power, smarts and bodily play fashion will match proper in with the Patriots protection.

22. Green Bay Packers (from Las Vegas): Devonte Wyatt, DT, Georgia

Look for the Packers to probably transfer up for receiver subsequent week. But with no trades on this mock, the Packers add to their defensive position. Wyatt has the dimensions and athleticism to be versatile sufficient to bump round to wherever defensive coordinator would like to have him. He brings effort and would give the Packers one other good-sized physique so as to add to the rotation.

23. Arizona Cardinals: Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington

McDuffie lacks size however is a brilliant participant with sufficient athleticism to make it work. Cardinals defensive coordinator Vance Joseph has made issues work pretty nicely with patchwork corners the previous couple of seasons. Now the Cardinals get just a little extra expertise within the room to assist alleviate among the stress of Joseph’s aggressive playcalling.

24. Dallas Cowboys: Zion Johnson, OG, Boston College

The Cowboys dance with the one who introduced them and replenish their offensive line. Johnson will likely be an excellent Day 1 starter and assist shore up the left guard spot that has been a blemish on Dallas line lately. This will hopefully assist the whole Cowboys offense discover some consistency.

25. Buffalo Bills: Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State

The Bills don’t have any qualms with their receivers being on the smaller facet, in order that they go along with the dynamic Dotson. Dotson performs bigger than his measurement due to his glorious palms and catching vary. Getting his three-level route working injected into the Bills offense is an thrilling proposition.

26. Tennessee Titans: Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah

Offensive line wouldn’t be stunning right here, however the Titans as an alternative add Lloyd to their entrance seven. Lloyd nonetheless has to discover ways to tackle blocks, however he brings legit vary to make the sort out and play in protection. He would pair nicely with Zach Cunningham’s run-first talent set.

27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Kenyon Green, OG, Texas A&M

The Bucs offensive line doesn’t miss a beat after dropping Alex Cappa to free company. Trading for Shaq Mason and choosing the versatile Green will give the Bucs one of the full strains within the NFL.

28. Green Bay Packers: George Pickens, WR, Georgia

The Packers get the dimensions they like on the receiver place in Pickens, a aggressive ball winner. Pickens has sufficient velocity to stretch defenses vertically and the physique management and ball expertise to constantly modify for Aaron Rodgers’ favored again shoulder throws. Pickens’ blocking potential is a pleasant bonus as nicely.

29. Kansas City Chiefs (from San Francisco): Arnold Ebiketie, Edge, Penn State

Ebiketie is a uncooked participant whose arrow is pointing up. He has the athleticism and adaptability that may’t be taught and can permit him to be an efficient rotational go rusher early in his profession. If he can add power to assist him maintain up within the run recreation, Ebiketie generally is a legit three-down participant with double-digit sack potential.

30. Kansas City Chiefs: Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas

The Chiefs have appeared to shift their focus so as to add extra measurement to their receiver room this offseason. Burks nonetheless has to refine his approach as a route runner and total receiver, however in Kansas City, he wouldn’t must be the point of interest of the offense. His measurement and build-up velocity would give Andy Reid a enjoyable toy to develop and transfer across the offense.

31. Cincinnati Bengals: Tyler Linderbaum, C, Iowa

The Bengals are on a mission to guard their franchise QB this offseason and proceed to take action with the very best heart prospect on this 12 months’s class. Linderbaum would begin Day 1 and provides Joe Burrow a younger participant to construct chemistry with for finding out defenses. It would additionally give the Bengals the additional benefit of permitting Ted Karras to play the place is required or present depth for his or her inside.

32. Detroit Lions (from LA Rams): Lewis Cine, Safety, Georgia

Wide receiver, quarterback or one other touted security, similar to Michigan’s Dax Hill, may all be in play right here for the Lions. Cine is a brilliant and bodily participant who is flexible and may deal with no matter defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn would possibly throw at him. He is a tone-setter who can ship large hits to ball carriers and has the angle that may mix in properly with a Lions group prioritizing a aggressive mindset.


Second Round

33. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dax Hill, DB, Michigan

Hill is one other athletic and versatile security who can align wherever the Jaguars want him. For a crew needing expertise wherever they will get it, Hill provides them a possible playmaker of their DB room that may assist the Jaguars construct via their backbone.

34. Detroit Lions: Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh

The Lions get their potential QB of the longer term in Pickett. Pickett is correct and may create some performs off-platform however nonetheless wants growth as a processor. Not having to completely commit on a QB with a first-round decide leaves the Lions’ 2023 choices open. 

35. New York Jets: Andrew Booth, CB, Clemson

Booth has glorious size on the nook place that coach Robert Saleh will love. This is one other large swing on a possible playmaker for the Jets protection. Booth is a fluid athlete who may create a enjoyable pairing with DJ Reed on the opposite facet.

36. New York Giants: Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia

He lacks excellent measurement, however Dean can be an prompt chief and tonesetter for the Giants protection as quickly as he walks within the constructing. He has vary and reads the sport rapidly to make the most of his athleticism.

37. Houston Texans: Kyler Gordon, CB, Washington

Still rising as a participant, Gordon got here alongside in his final season at Washington. He can align inside and outdoors, and his bodily play would mesh nicely with Lovie Smith’s most well-liked Cover 2 protection, which asks loads of corners in run help.

38. New York Jets (from Carolina): Bernhard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan

Raimann will flip 25 as a rookie, however his finest ball is in entrance of him. A transformed tight finish, he’s a fluid mover however lacks excellent size. Whether he’s higher at guard or sort out stays to be seen, however he can provide some inside/outdoors versatility for the Jets’ line. He has the traits to slot in Mike LaFleur’s outdoors zone scheme.

39. Chicago Bears: Alec Pierce, WR, Cincinnati

An enormous ball winner with a volleyball background, Pierce continues to be creating as a receiver. But he’s lengthy and athletic and pulls down 50/50 balls as a rule. He will immediately be a contributor within the crimson zone for Justin Fields. And he has room to develop right into a beginning outdoors receiver.

40. Seattle Seahawks (from Denver): Daniel Faalele, OT, Minnesota

The 6-8, 384-pound Faalele has measurement that’s unattainable to show and would instantly compete to begin at proper sort out for the Seahawks. He’s nonetheless creating his approach and can all the time battle his weight, however he’s a fluid mover for his measurement, making him an intriguing prospect for Seattle.

41. Seattle Seahawks: Logan Hall, Edge, Houston

Hall is a tall, good athlete with the flexibility to maneuver alongside the defensive entrance. He can provide the Seahawks useful reps early as they determine the way to slot in the remainder of their roster.

42. Indianapolis Colts (from Washington): Skyy Moore, WR, Western Michigan

Moore provides the Colts a completely totally different kind of physique of their receiver room. He can win on the within and outdoors along with his route working, and he has the ball expertise to take advantage of out of each goal.

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43. Atlanta Falcons: Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State

Cordarrelle Patterson was unlocked by Arthur Smith, however the Falcons determine to get their bellcow again right here to alleviate some stress on their run recreation. Hall has the imaginative and prescient to maximise his blockers and the burst and measurement to make the most of it. His potential as a receiver will let him keep on the sector early and infrequently in his profession.

44. Cleveland Browns: Travis Jones, DT, Connecticut

The Browns desperately want inside defensive position assist in an effort to deploy their most well-liked two excessive defensive seems. Jones has the dimensions to be a two-gapping lineman who would assist out different defenders round him. He has the athleticism and power to disrupt on his personal as nicely.

45. Baltimore Ravens: Christian Harris, LB, Alabama

Even with Ozzie Newsome now not the GM, it appears becoming to present the Ravens a defender from Alabama. Harris is an excellent athlete who continues to be creating his consistency to learn the sport. But he has glorious motion traits with strong measurement that may let him see the sector early with the arrow nonetheless pointing up.

46. Minnesota Vikings: Jalen Pitre, Safety, Baylor

Vikings may begin the run on tight finish, however they as an alternative proceed to shore up the again finish of their protection with the aggressive Pitre. Pitre is flexible — robust versus the run and strong in man protection. He may play alongside Harrison Smith and Camryn Bynum and/or alleviate any potential issues the Vikings may need with Smith’s age or Bynum’s relative inexperience.

47. Washington Commanders (from Indianapolis): Jamaree Salyer, OG, Georgia

With longtime stalwart Brandon Scherff signing with the Jaguars, Washington goes with Salyer to begin on the within. Salyer performed sort out in school, which gives some versatility as nicely.

48. Chicago Bears (from LA Chargers): Phidarian Mathis, DT, Alabama

Lacking depth on the defensive position, the Bears go along with Mathis to assist maintain floor up entrance. Mathis is older and took a while to develop at Alabama, however he has size and may push the pocket each within the run recreation and as a go rusher.

49. New Orleans Saints: Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss

The Saints seize a sign caller to have behind Jameis Winston. Corral is a fast thrower with toughness and athleticism. He will want a while to regulate to an NFL offense, and the New Orleans state of affairs would permit him to develop.

50. Kansas City Chiefs (from Miami Dolphins): Roger McCreary, CB, Auburn

The Chiefs add to their defensive backfield with McCreary. He has brief arms however overcomes them with quickness and ball expertise. Steve Spagnuolo will love his aggressive play fashion and will be inventive with wherever he needs to align McCreary. 

51. Philadelphia Eagles: Chad Muma, LB, Wyoming

After including Jordan Davis within the first spherical, the Eagles proceed to inject expertise into their entrance seven with Muma. Muma is an efficient athlete who performs along with his hair on fireplace. This decide provides Philadelphia a starting-quality participant within the linebacker room.

52. Pittsburgh Steelers: Luke Goedeke, OG, Central Michigan

Goedeke performed proper sort out in school and will doable keep there, however he’ll extra seemingly find yourself transferring inside to protect to assist shore up a rebuilt Steelers offensive line.

53. Green Bay Packers (from Las Vegas): Tariq Woolen, CB, UTSA

A little bit of a attain right here on a venture of a nook. The Packers don’t have a determined want on the place proper now, however Woolen has big upside with uncommon measurement and athleticism on the place. With the depth the Packers have, Woolen can be given time to develop. He’d function some insurance coverage if Jaire Alexander’s contract state of affairs turns into messy or there’s an harm on the place. Plus, this enables for some enjoyable six-DB seems for defensive coordinator Joe Barry.

54. New England Patriots: Leo Chenal, LB, Wisconsin

This is a match made in heaven. The Patriots get a linebacker who suits their most well-liked fashion like a duck to water. With Dont’a Hightower’s future nonetheless up within the air, Chenal provides Bill Belichick some insurance coverage on the place.

55. Arizona Cardinals: Drake Jackson, Edge, USC

Jackson is an intriguing prospect who might be unlocked in the fitting state of affairs. With Chandler Jones now in Las Vegas, Jackson will get an opportunity to maneuver round and contribute early for the Cardinals.

56. Dallas Cowboys: Khalil Shakir, WR, Boise State

CeeDee Lamb could make a residing on the within, however he has the dimensions and route working potential to win on the surface as nicely. With Michael Gallup on the different outdoors spot, the Cowboys go along with a receiver who can do injury from the slot with this route working. Shakir has brief arms however maximizes his size along with his palms and catching vary — and he simply finds methods to get open. He will likely be Dak Prescott’s finest buddy as a third-down chain mover.

57. Buffalo Bills: Kenneth Walker, RB, Michigan State

Walker is an explosive again who would make the most of the sunshine bins offered by Josh Allen and the Bills passing recreation. Even although Walker seems like a ball of chaos, he truly has good imaginative and prescient and is aware of when to plant his foot and get north via the opening. He had restricted receiving manufacturing in school however confirmed off ample palms when the ball got here his method.

58. Atlanta Falcons (from Tennessee): Darian Kinnard, OG, Kentucky

After Jalen Mayfield’s rocky rookie 12 months and a disappointing begin to Kaleb McGary’s profession, the Falcons may look so as to add extra expertise to their offensive line. Kinnard is extra instruments than completed product proper now, however he performs nasty and has excellent size (35-inch arms). He may find yourself at proper sort out or guard in Atlanta. 

59. Green Bay Packers: David Ojabo, Edge, Michigan

The Packers need to proceed so as to add go rushers, in order that they get the explosive however uncooked Ojabo. He must take a redshirt 12 months after struggling an Achilles harm at his professional day. But he is a superb athlete, and the Packers have the flexibility to be affected person with their defensive gamers.

60. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jeremy Ruckert, TE, Ohio State

The Bucs moved on from O.J. Howard, and Rob Gronkowski’s future continues to be up within the air. No matter Gronk’s choice, Ruckert will be the Bucs’ Y tight finish of the longer term. Ruckert had restricted manufacturing in an Ohio State offense that likes to characteristic WRs, however he has the flexibility to remain in-line as a blocker with good palms. He’s additionally athletic sufficient to win as a receiver. 

61. San Francisco 49ers: Coby Bryant, CB, Cincinnati

The all of the sudden tumultuous Deebo Samuel state of affairs makes WR a doable candidate right here. The 49ers choose Bryant, the “other” Bearcats nook, simply occurred to win the Jim Thorpe award because the nation’s finest DB. He is simply an OK athlete and has common size, however he has good really feel in man protection that may work properly in DeMeco Ryans’ regular run down coverages and aggressive third-down seems.

62. Kansas City Chiefs: Jaquan Brisker, Safety, Penn State 

The Chiefs already signed Justin Reid this offseason and have Juan Thornhill on the roster, too. But Brisker can be too good to go up right here. He is a bodily participant who likes to be close to the road of scrimmage and likewise reveals off consciousness in go protection. Another aggressive defensive again for Steve Spagnuolo to make the most of in inventive personnel packages. 

63. Cincinnati Bengals: Neil Farrell Jr., DT, LSU

The Bengals deal with the opposite facet of the ball with their second-round decide and add Farrell to plug up the inside. Farrell is proscribed as a go rusher, however he would maintain down the center of the road of scrimmage and has a talent set that matches properly with the extra disruptive B.J. Hill.

64. Denver Broncos (from LA Rams): Quay Walker, LB, Georgia

Denver can be ecstatic to get the rangy Walker at this spot. The Broncos have added some good items on the defensive facet this offseason, and Walker would fill a place of want they nonetheless have. He is an excellent athlete with size who can pursue the ball from sideline to sideline. He additionally has intriguing upside as a go defender.

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