25. Houston Texans- Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama
Cam Robinson’s draft stock is a tough one to figure out. He has the talent to be a top-10 pick but his struggles with inconsistency have caused him to drop. When he’s focused Robinson has the movement skills to protect the edge and power to open running lanes.
Houston needs help along the offensive line thanks to the rare injury suffered by Derek Newton. A quarterback is also an option here for the Texans.
26. Seattle Seahawks- Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama
Seattle still looks to win games with their defense but their secondary has taken a hit over the past few years. They need someone to work opposite Richard Sherman and Marlon Humphrey would be a great fit.
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Humphrey has the size, speed and toughness needed to excel in Seattle’s defensive attack. He’s still a little raw at this point, but his upside is through the roof.
27. Kansas City Chiefs- Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State
Gareon Conley used the NFL Combine to his advantage and helped his draft stock. He put up impressive workouts in each of the drills. The fact that he’s a great athlete gives him more upside than originally thought.
Conley is a solid cover corner but could use some time to develop a better feel for the game. He’ll see his overall production and play improve once he gets more experience.
28. Dallas Cowboys- Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee
The Cowboys should use this year’s draft to improve the talent on defense. They realistically need help at all levels including cornerback, linebacker and defensive line. Derek Barnett would give the Cowboys someone capable of generating pressure on the quarterback.
Barnett wins thanks to his non-stop motor, snap awareness and savvy. He isn’t an elite athlete but has enough juice to get the job done.
29. Green Bay Packers- Alvin Kamara, RB, Tennessee
Green Bay needs to find a legitimate running back capable of producing on a consistant basis. Ty Montgomery did a nice job, but he’s more a of a pass catcher than every-down back. Alvin Kamara is a more rounded player.
He’s an explosive athlete who loves to work north and south. Kamara also does a good job catching the ball out of the backfield.
30. Pittsburgh Steelers- Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida
Lawrence Timmons is in Miami and the Pittsburgh Steelers need to find a replacement. Jarrad Davis is a strong leader and someone who is a 4-down player. He holds up well in coverage, supports the run with authority and makes quick reads.
The Steelers could potentially look to add either a pass rusher or cornerback with this pick. An outside linebacker would make sense to eventually replace James Harrison.
31. Atlanta Falcons- Tim Williams, Edge, Alabama
Tim Williams ahs seen his draft stock drop through the process. This is mainly to some off-field issues and the fact he has really only been a part time player. However, he’s extremely explosive off the edge and a major pass rush threat.
The Falcons could use another presence off the edge to help take some attention away from Vic Beasley. Teams will need to respect Williams’ speed off the edge and quickness in the backfield.
32. New Orleans Saints (NE)- Cordrea Tankersley, CB, Clemson
The Saints are looking at potentially making a run at the Patriots’ Malcolm Butler, but until we see how that plays out they still need help at cornerback. Cordrea Tankersley is a big-bodied cornerback who has a knack for getting his hands on the football.
Adding Tankersley and Takkarist McKinley earlier in this mock would give the Saints two long-term starters.