6. Atlanta Falcons: Jeffery Okudah CB, Ohio State
-The Falcons need help on defense because they certainly have made the investments and have the talent on offense to be a good football team. With that said, I think EDGE and CB could be upgraded the most and Okudah feels like he could one of the best cornerbacks to come out since Jalen Ramsey, in a division that desperately needs people who can stop the pass.
7. Detroit Lions: Isaiah Simmons LB, Clemson
-The Lions need players on defense that can…play defense. I mean honestly I think this pick has to be BPA on the defensive side of the ball. Simmons can come in and help deal with Aaron Jones, Dalvin Cook and whatever addition the Bears make, and it fits the “take someone who can do everything” strategy that the Lions had last year when they picked T.J. Hockenson.
8. Arizona Cardinals: A.J. Epenesa EDGE, Iowa
-Epenesa has gotten back into form finally after 5 TFLs and 3.5 sacks in his last three games including winning against the likes of Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Cardinals showed that they don’t mind spending a high pick on bigger EDGEs when the took Zach Allen last year.
Getting a better version of that and then letting Allen play inside some while still backing up at EDGE, feels like a great way to add a talented player and make a a former 2nd round pick look good.
9. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jerry Jeudy WR, Alabama
-The best receiver in this class with the highest chance to succeed is Jeudy despite some truly outstanding talent right on his heels. Still, with a desperate need for people who aren’t named D.J. Chark to help Nick Foles, this is an easy pick.
10. New York Jets: Jedrick Wills OT, Alabama
-NYJ is basically playing a group of backup offensive linemen because of a combination of health issues and the whole Kelechi Osemele situation. If Sam Darnold is going to level out and be more consistent, then he needs more help from the offensive line and Wills seems like a guy really picking up steam as a potential top-20 pick.