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33. Houston Texans – Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

What a first draft for Bill O’Brien if he can pull off this coup. I don’t see Bridgewater making it out of the first round, so the Texans may have to deal back into the first if they value Teddy Ballgame.

34. Washington Redskins – Ra’Shede Hageman, DT/DE, Minnesota

Hageman’s motor may run a little hot and cold but when it’s hot he’s really good. If Hageman slides out of round one I can’t see him making it far down in round two.

35. Cleveland Browns – Allen Robinson, WR, Penn St.

The Browns probably would’ve loved to have added a corner in this spot but adding a talent like Robinson is too good to pass on. Robinson isn’t a burner but his skills after the catch are special at his size.

36. Oakland Raiders – Jimmie Ward, S, NIU

I’m not sure Charles Woodson is going to hold up for a full season at the FS spot. Nor am I sure the Raiders want that. This regime realizes (or should realize) the sense of urgency. Ward is ready to take over the spot opposite Tyvon Branch.

37. Atlanta Falcons – Dee Ford, OLB, Auburn

I’m not sure this could have worked out any better for the Falcons. Scoring Greg Robinson and Dee Ford in the top frames would have Thomas Dimitroff running for the hills.

38. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss

Many believe Mike Evans could be the target in round one. If he doesn’t make it down to No. 7, Moncrief makes a ton of sense at 38. He’s big and was done a disservice by the poor QB play at Ole Miss.

39. Jacksonville Jaguars – Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois

David Caldwell significantly upgrades Gus Bradley’s offense with the selections of Watkins and Garoppolo. Jimmy G can sit behind Chad Henne for a little while or until he’s ready to take over.

40. Minnesota Vikings – Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise St.

Mike Zimmer will be looking for front four pass rushers and Lawrence can bring the heat off the edge with the best of them. Lawrence has a first round skill set but comes with some off-the-field baggage that could steer teams away from him in the first.

41. Buffalo Bills – Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech

The Bills passed on Eric Ebron is round one for Taylor Lewan and they are rewarded with Amaro falling into their laps at No. 41.

42. Tennessee Titans – Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio St.

Hyde can do it all. He’s a power runner with good feet and balance, can catch, and is an adequate pass blocker. The Titans need a bellcow back as Shonn Greene is just an average option.

43. New York Giants – Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida St.

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Many have Jernigan pegged as a mid-first rounder. As I said last week, I don’t feel comfortable slotting him in there as there are some concerns with his ability to impact on the interior at the next level. That said, he’s a great value at 43 and fills a major need for the Giants.

44. St. Louis Rams – Ja’Wuan James, OT, Tennessee

The Rams gambled in the first round by not taking a tackle. With Cyrus Kouandijo, Morgan Moses, and James remaining on the board at 44, that gamble appears to have paid off.

45. Detroit Lions – Phillip Gaines, CB, Rice

With Chris Houston’s future up in the air, the Lions need to address the CB spot early in this draft. Gaines is a guy that most are just catching up to but his ball skills and size have had the attention of NFL decision makers.

46. Pittsburgh Steelers – Davante Adams, WR, Fresno St.

The Steelers are looking for a big receiver to pair with Antonio Brown. They get him in the second round with Derek Carr’s top target. Adams is going to need a little time to fully develop but his upside is through the roof.

47. Dallas Cowboys – Tom Savage, QB, Pittsburgh

Tony Romo is due a ton of money so it’s not likely that he’ll be shown the door anytime soon. That said, his succession plan needs to being sooner rather than later. Savage has the arm talent that makes teams swoon, so Jerry Jones will be all over this one.

48. Baltimore Ravens – Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia

A pair of UVA bookends for Ozzie? Moses is a steal in the mid-second round. He could slide right in at RT and make an impact in year one. Sign the Ravens up for that.

49. New York Jets – Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood

Rex Ryan is going to get his corner at some point, so they take the small school standout. Desir has the man cover skills and size to eventually be a very good one in the league.

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  • Reggie

    From Round 1 I know Rams fans did not get positions they would want but they would have to be happy with the talent they got.

    Aaron Donald!!!! Thank you my friend. I would be happy with this….I fear Eric Ebron is going to be there pick. Like the player so I am unsure why I am upset…I just thought they were good enough at TE but maybe Fauria is not the talent I think.

    Kony Ealy to the Pats would be a huge steal…Jones and Ealy.

    I love Barr to the Ravens as well.

    Packers would have to get on board with Dennard. He is a monster.

    Mosley to Dolphins would be a tough break for them…I know we differ on Mosley and I will admit I might just be prejudice to Alabama Linebackers since most have failed to deliver.

    Manziel and Shazier is a great 1st Round. I would not even be upset if the Lions took Shazier at 10 to be honest.

    • bradc11

      Agree on the Rams. I would be happy if I was a Rams fan.

      If the Lions can walk out with Aaron Donald…be very happy my friend.

      Mosley makes a ton of sense for the Dolphins as he brings the versatility they need in the group.

      I’m not in love with Shazier on the inside in our defense, just a better fit as a WLB in a four man front…but he’s a special athlete and they need to get more athletic on D.

      Gaines gave me a little pause but I think he’s a guy that can match up with divisional receivers…gets his hands on a ton of balls. I’m not sure he’s that raw, shows good instincts for the ball.

      Upset with myself that I haven’t given Dri the love he needed. A guy that I’ve seen up close and personal so many times. I’m rolling with him in the second round.

      • Reggie

        Aaron Donald would make me very happy…that way the Lazy and the Drama can go away. I like Suh a lot but would love to not be forced into paying him a huge salary that is way higher than Geno Atkins.

        Gaines I cannot speak of since I do not watch him. Buchanon would make me dance in the streets though. Size, speed, play making ability???? Give me him over Pryor and Dix any day. If we got Donald and BUchanon I would cry

        • Reggie

          What do you think the Lions could get for Suh? Do you think a team like Cowboys or Bears would give up Round 1 selection or do you think a team would not give up a Round 1 pick for a over priced and head ache of a player?

          • bradc11

            He’s a pain but I think he’s still worth a 1st rounder. If the Lions could score Donald and then deal Suh for a mid-1st round pick, I’d do it. The problem will be finding a trade partner…the team would have to negotiate his contract before working on compensation…meaning the wheels would have to be turning already. I can’t see a team risking a 1st w/o a new contract in place. A team that would be interesting is Oakland…McKenzie has to win now or he won’t be around. Would he be willing to deal the 5th pick for Suh and a filler pick from Detroit? Maybe. I’d love for a blockbuster like that to kick this draft off. Longshot.

          • Reggie

            Agree on it being a longshot. With Oakland what pick would we have to give up? Third Rounder? If the Lions had the 5th in this mock scenario who would be your selection? Mike Evans? Jake Matthews? Greg Robinson? Take any of those with Donald and I am feeling very good. If it was a mid round selection than a Ryan Shazier would make me happy. BRAD WE ARE 6 DAYS AWAY.

            I know you said Shazier is not an ideal ILB in a 3-4 but I think he can make it work but what do you think about him moving to OLB he is a very under rated pass rusher don’t you think?

          • bradc11

            I think the 3rd would do it…sounds fair to me. Mike Evans and Aaron Donald – you’d feel pretty good about that. I’d be jealous.

            Ideal wasn’t the right word for me to use. I should’ve said not his best position. I’d love to see him play the Will in a four man front where he could expose his athleticism. He’s a very underrated pass rusher. OSU didn’t use him in that role much at all…a little more last year but the skills are there for him to be a hunter. His speed and closing burst are an incredible thing to watch. If he can keep his weight right around 240 watch out.

          • Reggie

            I would make that trade in a second for the Lions. I would love Evans and Donald would be amazing.
            Shazier was my favorite player from all of the MSU games this season. He was such a fast, violent player.
            Love Jarvis Landry, Weston Richburg, Aaron Donald, Ryan Shazier, and Deonne Buchanon for my pound for pound tough group.

  • Reggie

    Have to disagree with Phillip Gaines. I will start off saying I have not watched him but another raw CB on the roster I am not sure if that is the way to go. Davante Adams and Deonne Buchanon are right there and I would rather go that way.

  • Reggie

    One last comment…love Dri Archer pick…been thinking for a while he was under rated in this draft

  • ApexSteel

    I would be sick if we passed on Kelvin Benjamin in the second.

    • bradc11

      I don’t think it’s new news that teams are questioning his motivation to be a great one. I think he’s a prime candidate to ‘drop’ until the latter portions of round two. Just too many question marks with him that remain unanswered.

      • ApexSteel

        That may be true, but according to Gerry Dulac the Steelers are very high on him so of those teams questioning his motivation It’s clear we’re not one of them.

        • bradc11

          Dulac is far more plugged in than I am with the Steelers, so I trust he has that on good sources/feedback. In my mind, he’s a giant risk if you take him at 15. 2nd round may be dialing in on the risk but I still pass for a few others in this draft.

          • ApexSteel

            I see. He has some problems with drops and obviously he’s not the fastest. I wouldn’t be mad with Davante Adams though. 1700+ yards and 24 tds is more than impressive.

  • Duncan

    Excellent picks for Buffalo! I’m going to be shocked if Lewan is picked in the top 7. Although he would fill a need, I think you could find a player that could fill in, maybe not as well, but definitely pretty close to Lewans level in the second round.

    Amaro would be a great pick up for Manuel as he knows how to get open and has, IMO, the hands of any TE in the draft.

    • bradc11


      Agree this is about a perfect draft for the Bills. I know they are rumored to be wanting to move up but I think they are in a good position to sit back and let this talent-ridden draft come to them.

  • UJ

    I do like the Cowboys pick, but I really wonder if Clinton-Dix will make it past the Lions. If he doesn’t and the Cowboys end up with the Lion pick (Aaron Donald), that would be good too though.

    • bradc11

      I think you’re safe with the Lions. I see them honing in Donald, Beckham Jr. or trading up. I think HCD will be there for the Cowboys is they want him.

  • 0502bcmi .

    If Anthony Barr is available at 16 and Dallas doesn’t take him, Jerry Jones should be thrown off a cliff.

    • bradc11

      I had Barr there last week and he may be back in my final mock.

  • rawchiefs

    Considering the Rams have Tavon Austin (short, speedy guy) would they be better off picking Mike Evans second overall (or when they trade back)?