Mike Tagliere’s NFL Mock Draft 2019 – Two Rounds (5.0)
We’re now in April, which means the NFL Draft is less than a month away. Which of your favorite prospects will land with which team? We’re starting to find out which teams are hosting which players, giving us an idea as to what positions they may be looking at. It’s important to remember that even if the team hasn’t hosted that player for a private workout, it doesn’t mean they’re not interested. Don’t forget that the Bears didn’t even host Mitch Trubisky before moving up and selecting him at No. 2 overall.
This will be the final mock draft that doesn’t include trade predictions, as that’s going to be saved for the final mock draft that will come the week of the actual NFL Draft (April 25-27). With the major wave of free agency out of the way, we have a good idea of the holes teams need to fill, though there are still a few big names out there who could fill a void. But as things sit right now, let’s look at how I think things will shake out.
1. Arizona Cardinals – Nick Bosa (DE – Ohio State)
If you’ve been here since the first mock, you know that I had Bosa here at No. 1 overall, though the whispers of Kyler Murray continued to grow. However, with just three weeks until the draft, the Cardinals have still not moved Josh Rosen. If they keep him on the roster, not only will other teams attempt to fill their void in the draft, but they’ll also lose all bargaining power because they won’t want to carry both Murray and Rosen. Instead, they take the second-most important position on their team and select Bosa, the best player in the draft.
2. San Francisco 49ers – Quinnen Williams (DT – Alabama)
If Nick Bosa is still on the board, they’ll run up to select him. If he’s not, the 49ers are a team that you might expect to trade out of the No. 2 spot. While Williams is a monster up the middle of the field, the 49ers have plenty of holes on the back-end of their defense to fill as well. Snagging some additional pick(s) might be worth downgrading from Williams to the second-tier of players, though the thought of Williams alongside DeForest Buckner is straight up nasty.
3. New York Jets – Josh Allen (EDGE – Kentucky)
I was fighting with myself throughout the draft process to put Allen here, but he’s received so much buzz during the draft process it’s hard to see him fall. It also helps to know that the Jets were targeting Anthony Barr and had a deal in place, though he had a change of heart and re-signed with the Vikings. Rumor was that they were going to ask him to play on the edge, something he hadn’t done since college. Allen is someone who’s a better fit for a 3-4 defense, which is what some are speculating the Jets are doing, even though Gregg Williams has
4. Oakland Raiders – Kyler Murray (QB – Oklahoma)
We know Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden like superstar athletes and Murray fits that description as good as anyone. Some believe the Raiders will have to trade up to get Murray, but if the Cardinals don’t take him, they’re not moving away from Bosa, and it’s not like the 49ers and Jets are taking a quarterback. Is there another team that would trade-up and jump the Raiders? While Clelin Ferrell makes sense for them here, the Raiders feel like Murray is their long-term answer at quarterback. It wouldn’t be the first time a team from Oakland wanted him.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Greedy Williams (CB – LSU)
It’s a nightmare scenario for the Bucs, as Josh Allen comes off the board before their pick. They desperately need help at cornerback, so even if this feels like a slight reach, they aren’t likely to find a top-tier cornerback at the top of the second-round. Williams isn’t as good of a prospect as Denzel Ward last year, but he’s the consensus No. 1 cornerback in this draft. Going against Julio Jones and Michael Thomas four times a year means they’re going to need some top-tier talent to slow them down.
6. New York Giants – Dwayne Haskins (QB – Ohio State)
After all the nonsense we’ve heard about Eli Manning sticking around for another few years, the Giants draft their potential franchise quarterback. Despite whisperings from the media that the Giants weren’t fans of Haskins, they’ve shown up everywhere he’s been and had a massive entourage at his Pro Day, including coaches, scouts, and decision-making executives. They need to rebuild their franchise and it starts here.
7. Jacksonville Jaguars – Jawaan Taylor (OT – Florida)
With Nick Foles under center, the Jaguars lost some of the mobility that Blake Bortles presented. Because of that, they need to add talent to the offensive line and it’s unlikely they find their starting right tackle in the second-round. Taylor played right tackle at Florida and is a mauler in the run-game. The signing of Cedric Ogbuehl doesn’t solidify any issues they had on the offensive line.
8. Detroit Lions – Devin White (LB – LSU)
The Lions have filled some of their voids through free agency, allowing them to have some freedom with this pick. Jarrad Davis has been a disappointment to this point, but with Matt Patricia’s hybrid defense, both could be on the field at the same time, allowing White to boost Davis’ game. When picking inside the top-10, you want to take as little of risk as possible, and White is the top linebacker on most big boards. It’s also worth noting the Lions had a sit-down interview with Davis at the Combine.
9. Buffalo Bills – Ed Oliver (DT – Houston)
There was a lot of activity from the Bills in free agency, but nothing to address the loss of Kyle Williams, who retired after the 2018 season. Houston is probably a top-five talent in the draft at a position of need for the Bills. While an offensive tackle is certainly possible, them signing both Ty Nsekhe and LaAdrian Waddle in free agency may put a hold on that. The Bills are also having a pre-draft visit with Oliver.
10. Denver Broncos – Drew Lock (QB – Missouri)
It’s possible the Broncos take Devin Bush here, as I believe Vic Fangio would love to add a linebacker, but the glaring hole at quarterback is too much to pass up with Lock on the board. He’s the type of quarterback I’m sure John Elway loves, as he’s a pocket passer with a massive arm. It’s unlikely the Broncos ignore the quarterback position in the top-10 two years in a row and Joe Flacco can start until Lock is ready.
11. Cincinnati Bengals – Devin Bush (LB – Michigan)
The Bengals could consider an edge rusher here, but after Bush, the linebacker position falls off a cliff. They oddly re-signed Bobby Hart to stay at right tackle for another three years, otherwise I’d have them taking an offensive tackle. After allowing nearly 140 rushing yards per game in 2018, Bush should help shore up the front-seven and have Bengals fans forget all about Vontaze Burfict.
12. Green Bay Packers – A.J. Brown (WR – Ole Miss) View his Scouting Report here
After snagging both Za’Darius Smith and Preston Smith in free agency, the Packers suddenly have some flexibility with this pick. They didn’t attempt to go out and snag a wide receiver in free agency, so maybe they’re planning to snag the top wide receiver on their board? Brown has the ability to play in the slot, as well as on the perimeter, giving them options. Knowing they have nothing but question marks outside of Davante Adams, Brown makes the most sense. Some will suggest tight end here and while I do believe that’s their biggest need, it feels somewhat early to take one here.
13. Miami Dolphins – Clelin Ferrell (EDGE – Clemson)
After losing Cameron Wake, Robert Quinn, William Hayes, and Andre Branch, the Dolphins need to completely rebuild their defensive line. Ferrell may not drop this far, but if he does, they should run up to the podium and select him as I believe he’s a top-five defensive player in this draft. After signing Ryan Fitzpatrick for two years, it sets them up well to select a quarterback in the 2020 draft.
14. Atlanta Falcons – Brian Burns (EDGE – Florida State)
It’s funny Burns is moving up draft boards as of late, as he was someone who I mocked to the Falcons back in my first mock draft. He did need hype to move up into the top half of the first round and his Combine/Pro Day performances did just that. He added some weight and it didn’t affect his athleticism at all. Knocking Vic Beasley out of the starting lineup would likely happen right away. While offensive tackle is a possibility, the offense hasn’t been the problem with the Falcons.
15. Washington Redskins – Deionte Thompson (S – Alabama)
Everyone knows Alabama defensive players go higher than expected, right? Some think the Redskins can get Thompson in the second-round, but I wouldn’t bank on that. They can pair Thompson with Landon Collins to have an Alabama back-end, which isn’t too far off their front-end that includes both Jonathan Allen and Da’Ron Payne. Building an Alabama pro-style defense isn’t the worst idea.
16. Carolina Panthers – Montez Sweat (EDGE – Mississippi State)
How convenient that the player some have compared to Julius Peppers falls into the Panthers lap. The recent release stating that Sweat has a pre-existing heart condition may drop his stock a bit, though he shouldn’t fall that far. The Panthers did sit down with Sweat at the Combine to review film, so there is a connection.
17. New York Giants (from Browns) – Rashan Gary (DE – Michigan)
Expect them to take the highest-graded defensive player on their board with this pick after trading away Olivier Vernon to the Browns. Gary is the one who makes most sense, as he should upgrade the combination of B.J. Hill and R.J. McIntosh. After showing off great athleticism at the Combine, Gary may go higher than this, but there are questions about his actual position. In the end, I believe he’s best-suited to play defensive end in a 3-4 scheme.
18. Minnesota Vikings – Chris Lindstrom (OG – Boston College)
I’d fully expect the Vikings to trade back if they’re selecting Lindstrom, though it’s not that much of a stretch to select him here, as he’s getting first-round consideration. He’s a plug-and-play guard and it’s extremely unlikely the Vikings go into the season with Brett Jones as a starter. There’s just not a whole lot of talent at guard in this draft class, so they’ll need to pounce if they want one. Defensive tackle was a position of need and it probably still is, but after bringing Shamar Stephen back and signing him to a new three-year contract, they are likely to wait until the second-round to select an interior defensive lineman.
19. Tennessee Titans – Christian Wilkins (DT – Clemson)
I think that Dexter Lawrence would probably be the better fit on their defensive line to take the place of Bennie Logan, but Wilkins has a bigger reputation and is expected to go higher than him. Not just that, but Wilkins has a tie to Titans head coach Mike Vrabel, as Vrabel – when at Ohio State – actually recruited Wilkins while he was at Suffield Academy. The marriage between the two seems to make sense.
20. Pittsburgh Steelers – D.K. Metcalf (WR – Ole Miss) View his Scouting Report here
If the Steelers want to keep JuJu Smith-Schuster in the slot, they’d better have a solution on the perimeter. While Donte Moncrief is a fine depth chart player, he’s not replacing Antonio Brown, and let’s not pretend we saw James Washington flash last year. They really need an outside linebacker but there are none in this range that are worthy. While some think Metcalf is a lock to go in the top-10, there are some limitations to his game upon entering the league, though Ben Roethlisberger has the arm to highlight his biggest strength – speed. The Steelers have had four formal meetings with top-50 wide receiver prospects, including Metcalf.
21. Seattle Seahawks – Byron Murphy (CB – Washington)
Not having a second-round pick is big because it means they need to make this one count. Murphy would fit the Seahawks zone scheme very well, as it’s what he exceled while at Washington. In fact, he’d likely take over at LCB (Richard Sherman‘s old location) and move Shaquill Griffin back to RCB. They need to replace the departed Justin Coleman in the slot, but they can find someone later in the draft for that.
22. Baltimore Ravens – Hakeem Butler (WR – Iowa State)
I’ve been avoiding a wide receiver to the Ravens like the plague because they’re a run-first team with plenty of holes on defense, but looking at their main positions of need on defense, there’s no player worthy of being drafted here. So, instead of reaching for an edge defender or inside linebacker, they snag a massive receiver for the oft-inaccurate Lamar Jackson to throw to.
23. Houston Texans – Jonah Williams (OT – Alabama)
It’s a dream scenario for the Texans, who need to add talent onto their offensive line. If they don’t draft the top tackle on their board, I question their sanity. Williams is one of the most consistent prospects at the position, even if he doesn’t come with a massive ceiling. He should be in the league for a long time and that’s something the Texans can surely use.
24. Oakland Raiders (from Bears) – T.J. Hockenson (TE – Iowa)
It seemed as if the Raiders wanted to bring Jared Cook back but that didn’t happen. After rebuilding the wide receiver corps, the need for a possession-style tight end isn’t as strong, so instead of taking the better pass-catcher at Iowa, they take the more well-rounded one in Hockenson. He’s someone who can catch passes, but he also offers versatility as an in-line blocker.
25. Philadelphia Eagles – Nasir Adderley (S – Delaware)
If one of the top two linebackers were here, the Eagles would likely go there to replace Jordan Hicks, but snagging Adderley makes tons of sense. He’s a versatile safety and would make for a great compliment alongside Malcolm Jenkins. He’s easy to mistake as a strong safety, as he’s able to play up in the box, but he also takes great angles to the ball, and makes tackles in the open field.
26. Indianapolis Colts – Deandre Baker (CB – Georgia)
He’s fallen a bit during the draft process, but Baker isn’t likely to fall out of the first round. The Colts did re-sign Pierre Desir, but his counterpart in Quincy Wilson is far from a sure thing. Baker’s a big, physical cornerback can help cover some of the bigger wide receivers they play multiple times a year (DeAndre Hopkins, Corey Davis).
27. Oakland Raiders (from Cowboys) – Jaylon Ferguson (EDGE – Louisiana Tech)
If the Raiders are looking for an edge who has massive upside, Ferguson fits the bill. He set an NCAA record with 47 sacks during his time in college, though there are some questions about his transition to the tougher competition in the NFL. The Raiders did host him for a private workout, so there’s clearly interest with an edge rusher. While I believe this is too early for him, the Raiders need to add someone after snagging two offensive players.
28. Los Angeles Chargers – Dexter Lawrence (DT – Clemson)
It’s odd to see that the only first-round prospect at defensive tackle the Chargers have met with is Ed Oliver. They have a clear need on their defensive line and Lawrence can be a run-plugger up the middle that would allow Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram to pin their ears back and go after the quarterback.
29. Kansas City Chiefs – Rock Ya-Sin (CB – Temple)
After an impressive Combine and Pro Day, Ya-Sin has shot-up draft boards, and rightfully so. He has excellent size at 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds and is probably one of the safer prospects I’ve come across at the cornerback position. The Chiefs obviously have plenty of firepower on offense, so they look to build their defense a bit in the first round. Ya-Sin hasn’t gone to a private workout with the Chiefs, but he said they did talk with him at the Senior Bowl.
30. Green Bay Packers (from Saints) – Noah Fant (TE – Iowa)
The Packers continue to provide Aaron Rodgers with weapons, as free agency brought a lot of talent to their defense. With Jimmy Graham on the roster for one more season, he’d be the perfect guy to help guide Fant into the NFL, as he’s a very similar player. Another option for them would be a free safety, as Tramon Williams isn’t the long-term solution.
31. Los Angeles Rams – Mack Wilson (LB – Alabama)
While I’m not a fan of Wilson going in the first round, it appears like he’s going to be slotted somewhere around here, so combining the Rams massive need at linebacker and no second round pick, they take him here.
32. New England Patriots – Irv Smith Jr. (TE – Alabama)
With both T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant off the board, the Patriots panic just a bit because the top-tier of tight ends is fading fast. Even if Rob Gronkowski were still on the team, Smith Jr. was an option, as he’s a movable chess piece on an offense. He can help do some work in the passing game right away, as this offense lacks weapons as things stand.
33. Arizona Cardinals – N’Keal Harry (WR – Arizona State) View his Scouting Report here
After going defense with their first pick, the Cardinals grab Josh Rosen a weapon in the passing-game. Did you know that Rosen threw into tight coverage (defender within one yard of receiver) 21.6 percent of the time last year, which was the most in the NFL? Harry doesn’t separate much himself, but they desperately need a perimeter wide receiver and a few of them have already come off the board.
34. Indianapolis Colts – Johnathan Abram (S – Mississippi State)
There’s more hype around Abram than I thought there’d be, which is why the Colts snag him here instead of waiting until they pick later in this round. Pairing him with Malik Hooker would give them one of the strongest young safety duos in all of football. He’s much better in run-support than he is in pass-coverage, which is the direct opposite of Hooker.
35. Oakland Raiders – Amani Oruwariye (CB – Penn State)
The Raiders could be the first team to take a running back here, but they can’t feel comfortable with Nevin Lawson as a starter. Oruwariye is a big, physical cornerback who is solid in coverage, though his tackling needs some work. Even if he doesn’t start, the Raiders desperately need to add depth to their cornerback unit.
36. San Francisco 49ers – Trayvon Mullen (CB – Clemson)
After watching the big wide receivers come off the board, the 49ers go back to the defensive side of the ball. While Jason Verrett may turn out to be a good signing, it could also turn out to be a disaster and they don’t want to turn to Ahkello Witherspoon again, right?
37. New York Giants – Andre Dillard (OT – Washington State)
Now that they’ve locked up their quarterback and one of their favorite defensive linemen, they move to protect the right side of the offensive line. While Dillard was at left tackle at Washington State, moving to the right side should be an easier transition to the NFL.
38. Jacksonville Jaguars – Darnell Savage (S – Maryland)
After losing both Barry Church and Tashaun Gipson, the Jaguars will have a new safety duo in 2019, and while Ronnie Harrison will take over at strong safety, it’s unlikely the free safety is currently on the roster. Savage is a burner with 4.3-speed and can play center field behind one of the most talented cornerback duos in the league.
39. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Cody Ford (OG/OT – Oklahoma)
Most expect Ford to move to guard in his transition to the NFL, which is where the Bucs would have him play. If Bruce Arians wants to run the ball better than Dirk Koetter’s offenses did, he better beef-up the interior of the offensive line and upgrade Caleb Benenoch. Ford is a potential first-round pick, so the Bucs would be fortunate to land him here.
40. Buffalo Bills – JoeJuan Williams (CB – Vanderbilt)
The Bills are a bit let down that two cornerbacks just came off the board, so they realize they need to pounce on the position now. Williams did come in for a private workout with them and he should be a solid starter opposite Tre’Davious White from day one.
41. Denver Broncos – Garrett Bradbury (C – NC State)
He falls into the lap of the Broncos, who are now looking at life without Matt Paradis, who signed a contract with the Panthers. There are some who believe Bradbury is the best center in the draft, though I’m not one of them. He is, however, a stable presence, and putting him alongside Ron Leary should help.
42. Cincinnati Bengals – Jachai Polite (EDGE – Florida)
With the top-tier of offensive linemen off the board, the Bengals go back to the defensive side of the ball and select Polite. He seemed a bit undersized for a 4-3 (what the Bengals figure to run under Lou Anarumo), but he did add 16 pounds for the Combine. Edge rusher is clearly a need for them, so they’ll likely take the highest one on their board. A wildcard for them would be Duke quarterback Daniel Jones at this spot, though I don’t see it.
43. Detroit Lions – Erik McCoy (OG/C – Texas A&M)
After the surprising release of T.J. Lang, the Lions have a starter spot to fill on their offensive line. McCoy offers versatility on the interior. He’s not an immovable object by any means and he showed up to the Combine 12 pounds under his listed weight, but the Lions can’t afford to wait any longer to take a starting guard.
44. Green Bay Packers – Taylor Rapp (S – Washington)
It seemed like Rapp had a chance to go in the first round of the draft until his abysmal 4.71-second 40-yard dash at Washington’s Pro Day, though it shouldn’t drop him out of the second round and the Packers need a free safety to pair with Adrian Amos. While Tramon Williams is likely there to start the year, the veteran can groom the rookie.
45. Atlanta Falcons – Sean Bunting (CB – Central Michigan)
After letting go of Brian Poole and Robert Alford, the Falcons have a need at the cornerback position, and specifically the nickel slot. Bunting was underrated to start the draft process but has recently been getting notoriety. The Falcons adding Brian Burns and Bunting would add some much-needed talent and depth to the defense that suffered tons of injuries last year.
46. Washington Redskins – Daniel Jones (QB – Duke)
There are many who believe Jones will go on Day 1 of the draft, though I’m not so sure, as it seems there are plenty of teams who are looking forward to the future classes and riding with a veteran for a year or two. While the Redskins can be one of those teams, taking Jones in the second round is worth the risk. If Alex Smith can’t come back in 2020, Jones may be their starter.
47. Carolina Panthers – Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (CB/S – Florida)
He’s labeled as both a safety and cornerback, giving the Panthers some flexibility in their secondary. He’s another player who’s risen-up draft boards as the offseason has gone on. After the release of Captain Munnerlyn, they need someone to man the slot and Gardner-Johnson should be pro-ready from day one.
48. Miami Dolphins – Dalton Risner (OT – Kansas State)
After losing Ja’Waun James this offseason, the Dolphins have to start rebuilding the offensive line for their 2020 quarterback selection. Risner is a versatile lineman who can play both guard and tackle, something the Dolphins should covet when you consider their guards aren’t very good, either.
49. Cleveland Browns – Yodny Cajuste (OT – West Virginia)
The Browns get a discount on Cajuste, who was making his way up the draft board before he was required to have surgery on his quad, forcing him to miss three months. They have Greg Robinson to hold the left tackle spot for now, but he’s not the long-term answer, so taking the upside in Cajuste makes plenty of sense.
50. Minnesota Vikings – Jeffery Simmons (DT – Mississippi State)
He’s a top-15 talent in this draft class, but he falls due to off-the-field concerns, as well as a torn ACL that he suffered while training for the Combine. The Vikings lost Sheldon Richardson, so they need someone to play alongside Linval Joseph. If Simmons can get back on the field and contribute in 2019, the Vikings would have a nasty defensive line.
51. Tennessee Titans – Dru Samia (OG – Oklahoma)
After the surprising release of Josh Kline, the Titans have a spot to fill on the offensive line. Samia might last longer than this but I think he’s a sleeper who can go much earlier than anticipated. The Titans have much fewer holes than most realize, so this pick should be slotted for the highest offensive guard on their board.
52. Pittsburgh Steelers – D’Andre Walker (EDGE – Georgia)
After passing on an edge in the first round, the Steelers hope to find their edge opposite T.J. Watt for the future. Walker definitely fits the 3-4 scheme and has the ability to drop back in coverage, though he’s a bit undersized at just 6-foot-3 and 245 pounds.
53. Philadelphia Eagles (from Ravens) – Josh Jacobs (RB – Alabama) View his Scouting Report here
Just because the Eagles traded a sixth-round pick for Jordan Howard doesn’t mean they’re going to ignore a value at running back in the draft. Howard is what he is and that’s a two-down running back who’s uninvolved in the passing-game. Jacobs was really good in a timeshare at Alabama, which is exactly what he’d walk into with Doug Pederson.
54. Houston Texans (from Seahawks) – David Montgomery (RB – Iowa State) View his Scouting Report here
The Texans have both Lamar Miller and D’Onta Foreman, but Miller has looked largely unimpressive in his time with the team, while Foreman may not be the same player after his Achilles injury. They don’t use their running backs in the passing game all that much, which just happens to be Montgomery’s weakest area. He can create yardage on his own while the Texans try to figure out how to fix their offensive line.
55. Houston Texans – Conner McGovern (OG – Penn State)
The Texans snagged a few cornerbacks in free agency, so they don’t need to reach for one here. Instead, they continue to add talent to the offensive line. McGovern’s someone who can walk in and start right away, as he offers plenty of strength, though there are some kinks to be worked out in his technique.
56. New England Patriots (from Bears) – Jerry Tillery (DT – Notre Dame)
In a crowded defensive tackle class, Tillery falls further than he probably should. He’s the seventh defensive tackle off the board, but it shouldn’t shock anyone if he goes within the top-five at the position after he crushed the Combine.
57. Philadelphia Eagles – Tytus Howard (OT – Alabama State)
While I believe the Eagles should look at linebackers here, they aren’t known to spend high-round selections on them. Howard is a prospect a lot of teams have met with and is seemingly moving up draft boards. He’s not someone who should be starting right away, but his issues are said to be correctable, which makes the Eagles the perfect landing spot, as he’d learn from Jason Peters before taking over in 2020.
58. Dallas Cowboys – Parris Campbell (WR – Ohio State) View his Scouting Report here
After signing Christian Covington in free agency, the need for a defensive tackle isn’t a top priority anymore, so they can take someone who would impact from day one. Campbell is a Swiss Army knife who can be used all over the place. With the departure of Cole Beasley, they have a need to fill in the starting lineup between Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup.
59. Indianapolis Colts – Deebo Samuel (WR – South Carolina) View his Scouting Report here
After signing Devin Funchess to a one-year deal, I don’t think the Colts are done addressing the wide receiver position. Upgrading Chester Rogers would make a lot of sense, so why not snag someone like Samuel who can not only play in the slot, but has experience on the perimeter as well?
60. Los Angeles Chargers – Tre Lamar (LB – Clemson)
This would be considered a reach by some, but it’s considered somewhat of a steal to me. Lamar is my No. 3 linebacker in this draft class and the Chargers are a team who can make a deep run in the playoffs. They need to add depth and talent at the linebacker position, even if they don’t need to start him right away.
61. Kansas City Chiefs – Marquise Brown (WR – Oklahoma)
Not only did the Chiefs arguably need a wide receiver to play alongside Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins, but as things stand right now, Hill may be out of the picture now that the NFL and police are investigating another incident with the talented wide receiver. Brown would add more speed to this ridiculously fast unit, can play all over the field, and would be a logical Hill replacement if he were to miss time due to suspension or getting cut.
62. New Orleans Saints – Elgton Jenkins (C/OG – Mississippi State)
After the surprise retirement of Max Unger, the Saints went out and snagged Nick Easton, though I’m not sure they’re happy with him as their top option. By snagging Jenkins, they have some flexibility and he should be able to help out at guard if needed.
63. Kansas City Chiefs (from Rams) – Vosean Joseph (LB – Florida)
After snagging both Alex Okafor and Emmanuel Ogbah, the Chiefs have a few edge rushers for their new 4-3 scheme. Joseph is an athletic linebacker who can play all three downs while moving sideline-to-sideline.
64. New England Patriots – Chase Winovich (EDGE – Michigan)
He’s the type of player Bill Belichick loves, as he’s got a non-stop motor and will always play to the whistle. He does a great job of keeping his eyes on the play in front of him and has good speed to the edge in his pursuit, though he lacks the strength to be an every-down defensive end in a 4-3, which is why Belichick’s hybrid scheme should suit him well.