This is what every team should do with picks 11-21!
#11 Cincinnati Bengals select QB, Drew Lock, Missouri
It’s time for the Bengals to move on from Andy Dalton. They aren´t going to win anything or even make the playoffs again with Dalton. By drafting Lock, they would allow themselves to cut Dalton and rebuild. Lock is tall (6´5), and can make plays outside of the pocket. He could be the future of the Bengals.
#12 Green Bay Packers select DE, Montez Sweat, Miss.St
Sweat might’ve been the biggest winner from the combine, showing off his insane speed as a defensive end. He is 6´6 and ran a 4.4. The Packers would be lucky if he fell to them, as his stock has skyrocketed since his combine performance. Sweat will be a very good pass rusher.
#13 Miami Dolphins select DT, Ed Oliver, Houston
Oliver absolutely dominated the line of scrimmage at Houston. The run-stuffing nose tackle is powerful and fast. This pick would fit a big need for the Dolphins. Miami will probably suck this season, setting them up to draft a quarterback in the top 5 next year. Ryan Tannehill will be gone though, so it would be worth drafting a quarterback on day two or day three. Oliver will be a nice building block for a team with lots of problems.
#14 TRADE: Tennessee Titans give up #19, 2019 3rd round pick to the Atlanta Falcons, select TE, T.J Hockensen, Iowa
The Titans leapfrog Washington in order to get the tight end that they want. Hockensen is more of an all around player than Noah Fant, his college teammate. The Titans already have Delanie Walker, but the rest of their receiving core sucks. Hockensen is 6’4 and very fast, and him and Walker would form a great tight end duo. He is an all around player that can block in the run game as well. Getting more offensive weapons will help them get back to the playoffs. Tennessee is also one of the three teams in the mix for Antonio Brown. That would be huge, and maybe they should trade their 19th pick for Brown straight up.
#15 Washington Redskins select TE, Noah Fant, Iowa
The Redskins might trade this pick for Josh Rosen, but they shouldn’t have to. Washington would hold all of the leverage in a potential trade, as the Cardinals would have to get rid of Rosen if they draft Kyler Murray. Instead, the Redskins should offer their 2nd round pick and use their 1st round pick on the Iowa tight end. Fant can help this bad offense.
#16 Carolina Panthers select OT, Jonah Williams, Alabama
Cam Newton is going to have to retire if the Panthers don’t get their offensive line under control. Newton gets hit almost every play, and one of the main reasons they finished the season on a 1-7 run was Newton having to play hurt. Williams was a 3 year starter at Alabama, and he can play guard or tackle. He played on the right side for one year, and on the left side for two years. He should play left guard for Carolina to maximize his potential.
#17 Cleveland Browns select WR, A.J Brown, Ole Miss
The Browns need wide receivers, and Brown is the perfect guy. The years of Cleveland losing are finally over, as Baker Mayfield has come to save the city. Getting him a fast, big, productive receiver will be crucial towards helping the Browns win the AFC North.
#18 Minnesota Vikings select OT, Greg Little, Ole Miss
Maybe Kirk Cousins will learn to play well in big games if he has better protection. Little was a 5-star recruit coming out of high school and dominated at Ole Miss. This would be a huge pickup for the Vikings to fix their biggest need.
#19 TRADE: Falcons trade down with Titans, select CB, Greedy Williams, LSU
The Falcons have no cap space, so the only way they’ll be able to improve is the draft. Williams is supposed to be the best corner in this class, and drafting him would fill a huge need for their bad defense. He is lengthy (6’3) and ran one of the fastest 40 yard dashes of the combine at 4.37 seconds.
#20 Pittsburgh Steelers select CB, Byron Murphy, Washington
The Steelers drafted Artie Burns in the 1st round a couple of years ago, but he has turned out to be a bust. Pittsburgh’s defense improved last season, with their best performance being their 17-10 win over the Patriots. Drafting Murphy would give them secondary depth they desperately need.
#21 Seattle Seahawks select DE, Brian Burns, Florida St
Burns had a great combine, and Seattle loves drafting versatile defenders. At Florida State, he was a nightmare matchup for offensive tackles. Burns goes for the ball, and he could be like a Dwight Freeney-type player. His speed lets him just run past whoever is in his way, and he ran a 4.57 40 yard dash as a defensive end. This might be a slight reach for Seattle, but it doesn’t matter.
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