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NFL Mock Draft 11-20

Last week we went through and listed the top ten picks. Here’s a brief recap before moving on:
1) Tampa Bay Bucs: QB Jameis Winston, FSU
2) Tennessee Titans: DE Randy Gregory, Nebraska
3) Jacksonville Jaguars: DT Leonard Williams, USC
4) Oakland Raiders: WR Amari Cooper, Bama
5) Washington Redskins: DE/LB Shane Ray, Missouri
6) New York Jets: QB Marcus Mariota, Oregon
7) Chicago Bears: SS Landon Collins, Bama
8) Atlanta Falcons: DE/LB Dante Fowler, Florida
9) New York Giants: OLB Vic Beasley, Clemson
10)  St. Louis Rams: OG Brandon Scherff, Iowa

Now let’s evaluate the next ten picks.
#11 Minnesota Vikings: OT Andrus Peat, Standford
The Vikings quietly played well throughout the season. Rookie quarterback made drastic strides and looks like the face of the franchise. This is an interesting pick for the team. They have a ton of needs on offense. Who knows what will happen with Adrian Peterson and if he’ll ever play again. They also could use a receiver. But I see them trying to protect their quarterback now, but they’ll address those other offensive needs later on in the draft.

#12 Cleveland Browns: WR DeVante Parker, Louisville
The Browns have a ton of holes on the offensive side of the ball. Who knows if Manziel will start the season or if free-agent Brian Hoyer resigns with the team. They have a fairly dismal running game but one of their biggest weaknesses is their receiving core. Josh Gordon has the potential to be great, but he has not been able to stay out of trouble and cannot be counted on. They’ll draft a receiver it’ll be DeVante Parker.

 

#13 New Orleans Saints: OT T.J. Clemmings, Pittsburgh
The Saints regressed this season. The team did not look the Saints. The world remembers Sean Payton and Drew Brees (the second best QB/HC combo behind New England) and how they led the team to a Super Bowl a couple years ago. But this is a different team. They drafted wide receiver Brandin Cooks last year and he had a good season before his season ended early with a thumb injury. This year they’ll draft Clemmings to help sure up the offensive line.

#14 Miami Dolphins: WR Kevin White, West Virginia
The Dolphins went out a signed free-agent Mike Wallace to a large contract. He has underwhelmed in two seasons with the team. Wallace has gotten angry with the team for not getting him the ball as much as he’d like and the former Steelers receiver also quit on his team. Wallace will not be on the team to start this season. The Dolphins will draft White to replace him.

#15 San Francisco 49ers: NT Danny Shelton, Washington
Danny Shelton stepped up at the Senior Bowl. He has been drawing some comparisons to Haloti Ngata. That seems a bit extreme, but that’s definitely a possibility. Shelton doesn’t necessarily fill a need for the team because they are in a desperate need for a receiver. But with Parker and White out of the picture, the team will move on a draft the best available.

#16 Houston Texans: OLB Shaq Thompson, Washington
Thompson could be the most versatile player in this year’s draft. He has the size and speed to match up against opposing tight ends. The Texans defensive line is led by J.J. Watt and first overall pick last year Jadeveon Clowney will finally be healthy. If Thompson plays well this core could like the start of Seattle-esk defense.

 

#17 San Diego Chargers: OT La’el Collins, Louisiana State
The Chargers are in need of a left tackle. He has quick feet and is very athletic. The team could use him and he was given the honor of being best offensive lineman in the SEC.

#18 Kansas City Chiefs: WR Devin Funchess, Michigan
Kansas City is in desperate need of a good receiver. There wasn’t a single Chiefs receiver who caught a touchdown pass this whole season. That is a very difficult feat, but they did it. Andy Reid has always been a throw-first type of play caller but he needs some receivers. Funchess is the best receiver left on the board and they’ll take the Michigan grad.

#19 Cleveland Brown (from Buffalo): DE/OLB Bud Dupree, Kentucky
Dupree is a great player. He has great size, 6 foot 4 inches and 267 pounds. Bud Dupree has good technique and athleticism. The Browns rushing defense was ranked worst in the league and they will realistically address that problem during the draft.

#20 Philadelphia Eagles: CB Trae Waynes, Michigan St.
The Eagles secondary was awful this past season. Corners Bradley Fletcher and Cary Williams regularly ran bad routes, had costly penalties, and gave up big plays. Fletcher is a free agent and will not be returning. Williams will probably be a cap casualty. They need to revamp their secondary and Waynes fits the Kelly profile.

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