15. Cleveland Browns: Alex Leatherwood OT, Alabama
-The Browns desperately need talent on that offensive line and the results have been good this year as Leatherwood has moved from guard to tackle. He legitimately can’t be worse than what they have now, but more importantly the Browns can roll the dice on a potential left tackle with the experience and size to move inside at guard if they feel like they can upgrade at any point in time.
16. Carolina Panthers: Grant Delpit S, LSU
-The rule is, don’t take safeties, tight ends, guards, or running backs in the first round unless they are truly special so, is Delpit special? Well, 2018 says yes and 2019 says no.
It makes a lot of sense for Carolina to grab him and pair him with another former LSU safety in Eric Reid who would play the “strong” safety to Delpit’s “free” safety (that division doesn’t really exist anymore).
I don’t know what the Panthers do at QB, but it makes more sense for them to add a veteran and focus on feeding the weapons that they have now while leaning hard on a should-be elite defense.
17. Oakland Raiders: Trevon Diggs CB, Alabama
-Remember how the Raiders love “winners” well, another marriage of need, talent and fit here with the Raiders taking a high upside player like Diggs. While still raw, Diggs is listed at 6’2 and that size doesn’t seem to hinder his movement at all which is going to make a coach like Jon Gruden fall in love with him at Pro Days and at the combine.
18. Indianapolis Colts: Derrick Brown DL, Auburn
-Brown is a load in the middle of the line and has a little bit of wiggle to his game that can keep him on the field in passing situations. People are head over heels for his potential and think that he has been dominant at the college level, but I am just a little lower on him and I think DT is one of those spots like guard, tight end, safety, and running back where if you think a guy is going to be great but not elite then he probably falls to the back half of round one.