Reller NFL Mock Draft 1.0

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21. Cincinnati Bengals

Texas. Malcom Brown. 1. player. 56. This is a great value pick for the Bengals and Brown can be an impact player early on. While they have some talent on the line already, Brown will help cement a defense that struggled at the point of attack at times last season (and was decimated with injuries). The Bengals could also look at a wide receiver or offensive lineman with this pick.. Defensive Tackle

22. Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers have a few defensive needs, but the aging cornerback contingent has to be addressed. Johnson is great in coverage, rarely allowing his man to get open and is good at preventing receptions once the ball is in the air (33 pass breakups and 6 interceptions). The Steelers could go with Marcus Peters, but his off field issues are numerous and Johnson is the safer pick here.. Cornerback. Wake Forest. Kevin Johnson. 22. player. 55

23. Detroit Lions

After losing both Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley, the Lions need to rebuild their defensive line. They added Haloti Ngata, but need more than just him to anchor the line. Goldman fits a clear need and his superior run stopping ability will help ensure that the Lions have a superior run defense once again. . Defensive Tackle. Florida State. Eddie Goldman. 23. player. 50

24. Arizona Cardinals

Running Back. Wisconsin. Melvin Gordon. 24. player. 32. The Cardinals season was derailed by Carson Palmer’s torn ACL and they were unable to modify the offense enough to offset his loss. Adding a top tier rusher like Gordon will take the pressure off Palmer and open up the offense a bit more. The Cardinals were also 30th in efficiency when running the ball and Gordon’s consistency will improve the team’s ground atack and offense overall.

25. Carolina Panthers

player. 87. The Panthers seem to perpetually have needs across the offensive line and Collins is not only a great value here but a solid fit as well. He can play both tackle and guard and will help improve the protection of Cam Newton regardless of where he’s put on the line.. Offensive Tackle. LSU. La'El Collins. 25

26. Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens have a big need at the No. 2 receiver spot with Torrey Smith leaving in free agency. Strong is a large target but doesn’t have burner speed but he’ll get tough contested catches and is a reliable receiver for Joe Flacco. The Ravens also have needs at cornerback and pass rusher and depending on who falls, could go in that direction.. Wide Receiver. Arizona State. Jaelen Strong. 26. player. 26

27. Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys can basically take the best available defensive player and he’ll be an improvement on defense. Peters is an undeniable talent but he’s had all sorts of off field issues in college. He’s got everything you want in a corner, especially once the ball is in the air. The Cowboys have shown they don’t mind taking a problem player after signing Greg Hardy and appearing to be actively pursuing Adrian Peterson. Peters will fit in well with Dallas.. Cornerback. Washington. Marcus Peters. 27. player. 123

28. Denver Broncos

The Broncos need offensive lineman who can run Gary Kubiak’s zone-blocking and at the same time giving adequate protection to an aging Peyton Manning. Flowers can do both of those things and is a perfect tackle for years to come. He’s also a people mover in the run game and opens up rushing lanes with ease due to his large frame.. Offensive Tackle. Miami. Ereck Flowers. 28. player. 45

29. Indianapolis Colts

The Colts needs on defense outweigh the offensive line (and I don’t trust Ryan Grigson’s ability to pick linemen). Kendricks is an ideal fit for the Colts defense as he can stop the run and cover the pass equally and has the instincts to read a play correctly. D’Qwell Jackson doesn’t have many years left in the tank and Jerrell Freeman is average at best. Kendricks would likely play on obvious passing downs allowing the Colts to just use Jackson against the run.. Inside Linebacker. UCLA. Eric Kendricks. 29. player. 46

30. Green Bay Packers

The Packers have a big need at cornerback and could go a couple directions with this pick. While Byron Jones is avialble as well, Collins played against better competition and is just a bit more dynamic as a player. Collins doesn’t have great ball skills, but makes up for that by rarely letting his man get open.. cornerback. LSU. Jalen Collins. 30. player. 49

31. New Orleans Saints

15. The Saints could double down on pass rushers and get Eli Harold here as well, but they need to address the cornerback position and the talent drops quickly after the first few CBs are off the board. Jones addresses a clear need here and he’ll matchup well opposite Brandon Browner. The Saints have to get better against the pass and adding a rusher and corner in the first round is exactly what it will take.. Cornerback. Connecticut. Byron Jones. 31. player

32. New England Patriots

47. The Pats can go in a number of directions here and it wouldn’t be surprising to see them take a cornerback given how thin the position is now. With the first round caliber CBs gone, the Pats choose to attack the pass with Harold. Keeping the ball in the pocket with good pass rushers is the best way to defeat an aerial attack.. Outside Linebacker. Virginia. Eli Harold. 1. player