Jan 25 Mock Draft Picks 13-32

13.) Arizona Cardinals

Name
O.J. Howard
Position
Tight end
Height
6' 4"
Weight
255
College
Alabama

Teams know that Arizona should target one of the big receivers in Williams and Davis with the departure of Michael Floyd and possibly Larry Fitzgerald. Which is why I believe they both go before Arizona. Never the less, the Cardinals still have a chance to take an amazing pass catching tight end.  OJ Howard started the Senior Bowl week as the best looking prospect there.  He’s a big, athletic, player capable of keeping both safetys honest in the play action to not only act as a deep threat but a decoy in the run.

 14.) Indianapolis Colts

Name
Reuben Foster
Position
Middle linebacker
Height
6' 1"
Weight
240
College
Alabama

Indianapolis needs help defensively, especially with the run.  Reuben Foster is good enough to be draft top 5 but the 2017 draft is surprisingly deep in defensive play makers. D’Qwell Jackson is good middle linebacker but how much does he have left? They also need more speed around that side of the ball.  Foster FLIES around the field and does not miss a tackle.

15.) Philadelphia Eagles

Name
Marshon Lattimore
Position
Cornerback
Height
6' 0"
Weight
195
College
Ohio State

Its no secret that Philly would love Dalvin Cook, however they cannot make a trade into the top 5-10 2 years in a row.  Their secondary also needs a bit of help so why not take the fresh corner from Ohio State. Lattimore doesnt have a whole lot of on field tape to watch but when he played, he played!

16.) Baltimore Ravens

Name
Tim Williams
Position
Outside linebacker, Defensive end
Height
6' 4"
Weight
237
College
Alabama

I’m sure Baltimore would love to address the corner position here but with so much depth at DB in this draft, I see them taking a pure pass rusher. Tim Williams is just that, a pure pass rusher. At 6′ 4″ 240 lbs, he has the length and bend to get around tackles in a hurry. Suggs and Dumerville arent getting any younger so this would be a perfect time to bring in a young star on the edge and let him learn.

 17.) Washington Redskins

Name
Malik McDowell
Position
Defensive tackle, Defensive end
Height
6' 6"
Weight
280
College
Michigan State

Its obvious, Washington needs interior line on the defensive side of the ball. At the beginning of the college season, many could have slated McDowell to be a top 10 pick. However an injury stunted season made him fall.  I expect him to be viewed by many, if not, all team doctors the same way Myles Jack did last year to check out those injuries. He’s the prototypical 3-4 end with the potential to be a dominant force.

18.) Tennessee Titans

Name
Qunicy Wilson
Position
Cornerback
Height
6' 1"
Weight
213
College
Florida

Quincy Wilson is still raw without much starting experience but he flashed this year as one of the nations best defenders. His size doesnt lie at 6′ 1″ 210 lbs, he can press and still recover to not get lost in coverage. I dont see a lot of turnovers coming from Wilson but what he can do is completely shut down a teams best wide receiver.

19.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Name
John Ross
Position
Wide receiver
Height
5' 11"
Weight
190
College
Washington

Tampa has plenty of big target options but lack some speed on the offensive end.  Teams know to send the house to cover Mike Evans but with the addition of John Ross, it could open up the deep route. Ross has great hands, route running ability, and of course, speed. Plenty of speed.

 20.) Denver Broncos

Name
Cam Robinson
Position
Offensive tackle
Height
6' 6"
Weight
310
College
Alabama

Its hard to evaluate Denver. They were that team that reminds me of someone on steroids. Bulk up to a beast and crumble back down to nothing just as fast. They still have great pieces on defense but did they invest too much in certain areas. Regardless they have to trust what they have on defense and the depth. Which ever quarterback they decide on, he needs protection.  Robinson why not be the best pass blocker but he’s shown great run blocking and with his athleticism, he should have no problem tightening up that pass blocking.

21.) Detroit Lions

Name
Caleb Brantley
Position
Defensive tackle
Height
6' 2"
Weight
320
College
Florida

After losing Suh, the Lions still havent filled that hole. The addition of Ngata filled their 5 technique but still lack an interior pass rusher. Caleb Brantley is just that. He’s a guy you can give the keys to the 3 technique position and let him to go work. The more blockers it takes to stop him, will only open up the field for Ansah to get to the QB. Its rare to see a 315 lb lineman as the first one off the ball but thats not the case when Brantley is on the field.

22.) Miami Dolphins

Name
Derek Barnett
Position
Defensive end
Height
6' 3"
Weight
270
College
Tennessee

Miami proved their offense can drive with Adam Gase as the coach. The outside of the pass rush, their defense was the weak point of the team.  In years past middle linebacker was always a glaring hole but Kiko Alonso stepped in and did a nice job. With that being said they have to start thinking about getting some young pass rushers to mentor under Cam Wake. Barnett has a big frame like Wake and can rush the passer as well as cover the run.

 23.) New York Giants

Name
Solomon Thomas
Position
Defensive end
Height
6' 3"
Weight
270
College
Stanford

After spending over $200 million on defense last year, this pick still makes total sense.  JPP is set to hit free agency and is looking for around 5 year $75 million – something New York would be foolish to pay.  Also Olivier Vernon, just because he signed that huge deal, is not married to the Giants.  He can play out his guaranteed money and possibly get cut if the production is not there.

Leading me to believing Thomas is the choice.  He proved at his bowl game, that he a man among boys.

24.) Oakland Raiders

Name
Zach Cunningham
Position
Middle linebacker
Height
6' 4"
Weight
230
College
Vanderbilt

As good as Oakland showed they can do, they still need help on defense. They dont have any spectacular linebackers, assuming you consider Mack a DE. Cunningham was a finalist for the Butkus award for good reason. He plays like a true general of the defense. His size is prime for an NFL MLB with the speed and nose to make plays on any play.

25.) Houston Texans

Name
Teez Tabor
Position
Cornerback
Height
6' 0"
Weight
190
College
Florida

AJ Bouye is set to hit the free agent and I honestly don’t think he’s worth the money that he’ll demand. He’s a 1 year wonder and banked off that great pass rush.  However to fill his shoes why not bring in a possible long term answer that can grow up with the team, assuming Tabor can grow up off the field.  If he can, he has the ability to be a top NFL corner.

 26.) Seattle Seahawks

Name
Ryan Ramczyk
Position
Offensive tackle
Height
6' 6"
Weight
315
College
Wisconsin

Ryan Ramcyzk could be on the best offensive linemen in this draft if it weren’t for his off-season hip surgery. I’m going to leave him at this pick until we hear more about it because he is that good.  He’ll probably have to start at RT for a couple years but like most Wisconsin linemen, he should accel no matter what.

27.) Kansas City Chiefs

Name
Christian McCaffrey
Position
Running back
Height
6' 0"
Weight
205
College
Stanford

If Christian McCaffrey doesn’t scream “Andy Reid running back” I dont know who does. Kansas City thrives off quick, skat backs. McCaffrey is just as dangerous running up the middle as he is in the screen game.  Jamal Charles has shown a lot of injuries and may be playing for someone else in 2017 so watch for KC to find a solid replacement.

28.) Dallas Cowboys

Name
Chris Wormley
Position
Defensive end
Height
6' 6"
Weight
300
College
Michigan

The Dallas pass rushers cannot stay out of trouble. Their offense is obviously set for a while, as well as their secondary. The secondary isn’t Hall of Fame worthy but they do the job.  Chris Wormley can play in both the 3-4 and 4-3 systems. Finding the back field is his specialty.

 29.) Green Bay Packers

Name
Raekwon McMillian
Position
Middle linebacker
Height
6' 2"
Weight
245
College
Ohio State

I’ve been saying for years, Green Bay, needs a premier middle line backer. Blake Martinez stepped in this year and showed some good signs but a player like McMillian is someone who can lead the defense for many years. He’s an absolute savage on the defensive side of the ball.

30.) Pittsburgh Steelers

Name
Jabrill Peppers
Position
Safety
Height
6' 0"
Weight
208
College
Michigan

This pick may be the most controversial pick I make.  If Pittsburgh has the patience to mold Peppers into a true SS, not only will they get an electric player on defense but a solid man in the return game too.  Peppers will put on a show at his combine and pro day so scouts should focus solely on his game tape.

31.) New England Patriots

Name
Takkarist Mckinley
Position
Outside linebacker, Defensive end
Height
6' 2"
Weight
265
College
UCLA

New England lost Jamie Collins and Chandler Jones last year which depleted their pass rush. McKinley had great production at UCLA, showing a mix of power with speed off the edge. He fits perfect into the strong side OLB for New England and bring some pass rush back.

 32.) Atlanta Falcons

Name
Sidney Jones
Position
Cornerback
Height
6' 0"
Weight
185
College
Washington

Despite Jones’ size, he has the ability to mirror almost any wide-out. With Desmond Trufant returning in 2017 and a budding pass rusher squad, look for Sidney Jones to complete that evolving secondary in Atlanta. Dan Quinn is a defensive guy from Seattle that once had the Legion of Boom.

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