11. Saints Derek Barnett DE Tennessee
The Saints have a lot of holes to fill on the defensive side of the ball and could start by adding a premier pass rusher in Derek Barnett. Barnett will provide aid to the NO secondary, and will be a force at attacking the QB in the NFC South.
12. Browns Deshaun Watson QB Clemson
The Browns have been linked to Trubisky and Watson the most out of any other team in the league. By picking Garrett at number 1 overall, the Browns get their second favorite QB to lead their franchise in the Clemson product.
13. Cardinals Mike Williams WR Clemson
Mike Williams has slipped on many mock drafts lately since being called the “surefire” number 1 receiver that teams cannot miss on. The Cardinals however, decide that Williams’ size and hands are too valuable to miss out on.
14. Eagles Gareon Conley CB Ohio State
With 3 QB’s going in the first 12 picks, the Eagles will be able to watch a solid defensive playmaker slide down to them at pick 14. In Gareon Conley, the Eagles solidify one of the two starting CB roles for a very long time with a player that can play both man and zone effectively.
15. Colts Reuben Foster LB Alabama
Foster is a tremendous player with several red flags that take him out of the top-10. He failed his drug test at the combine with a diluted sample which the NFL automatically assesses as positive. He also was kicked out of the combine for a “behavioral incident”. The Colts decide to take the risk and take the game-changing LB at 15.
16. Ravens John Ross WR Washington
The Ravens are in desperate need of a deep ball threat with the departure of Steve Smith SR from a depleted Ravens offense. With the addition of Ross, Joe Flacco has a 4.22 40 yard dash running receiver to toss the deep ball to.
17. Redskins Jabrill Peppers S/LB Michigan
The Redskins are in need of a versatile DB that can guard anybody and is not afraid to hit. These two qualities are exactly what Peppers brings to the table. The Redskins can move Peppers around in their pressure oriented 3-4 defense.
18. Titans Corey Davis WR Western Michigan
With Marcus Mariota entering his third season as QB of the Titans, Tennessee needs to surround the young QB with weapons on the offensive side of the ball. The Titans are gift wrapped an explosive WR at 18 in Corey Davis.
19. Buccaneers Cam Robinson OT Alabama
In a rather weak offensive line class, the Bucs decide to protect their young QB in Jameis Winston by picking the best OT prospect in the entire class. Robinson is a bit raw but he is a mauler that will fit into the TB offensive system.
20. Broncos OJ Howard TE Alabama
The Alabama names just keep flying off the board as the first TE prospect is taken at pick 20. Broncos TE Virgil Green has struggled to be a true starting TE in Denver. With the addition of Howard, Green could see some of the pressure subside.
21. Lions Haason Reddick OLB/DE Temple
Haason Reddick is a very versatile defensive player that could cause damage in the Lions 3-4 defense. Reddick can come off the edge and pass rush or he can cover opposing RB’s and TE’s like he showed at the Senior Bowl.