Pick: Justin Houston – DE Georgia
Houston is looking to be more of a DE than a LB after he struggled in agility drills. He has beefed up to 270 lbs, and ran a 4.64 40 at the combine. This is a guy that fits Atlanta’s system well, and should be a solid pass rusher off the edge.
New England Patriots
Pick: Derek Sherrod – OT Mississippi State
Thats right, no highlights on the guy.
The Patriots need to infuse some youth into that O-Line, and Sherrod is a solid piece to add. He might not be one of those top names, but he is still a solid prospect that has the potential to be an anchor for whoever takes him.
Pick: Mike Pouncey – G Florida
Pouncey could go anywhere in the second half of the first round. He isn’t the prospect his brother was, but he can come in and be an immediate impact on the offensive line. Guard is where he will play, but he can play center as well.
New York Jets
Pick: Phil Taylor – NT Baylor
Kris Jenkins has had his season cut short the last two seasons by injury, and the Jets need to bring in someone to replace him. Taylor is a dominant force up front that can clog running lanes and get in the back field. Watch his name, because it
could rise up the boards by draft time.
Pick: Brandon Harris – CB Miami
If there was anything wrong with the Steelers last year, it was their pass defense. Brandon Harris can come in and make an immediate impact. He is super fast, has solid coverage skills, and can come up to play the run as well. He also has that big hit mentality you see out of some of their players.
Green Bay Packers
Pick: Cameron Heyward – 3-4 DE Ohio State
The Packers are really deep and don’t have many needs, but they could afford to beef up their D-Line. Heyward is a force up front that can stop the run and get in the back field. He is a playmaker that can even run back an interception, as we saw earlier in the year. He wasn’t able to participate in the combine, but could skyrocket after his pro day.
– Brent Mullis