Mock Draft Pt. 2

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Mock Draft Pt. 2

 

 

Picks 11-18

Written by: Joe Kwan

Twitter: @evanjosephkwan

 

Tennessee Titans Select Jordan Addison

WR (USC)

 

Jordan Addison isn’t a big target, but he’s one of the most dynamic players in the country who can line up anywhere. The Titans offense has been stagnant at times, and adding a downfield threat will be at the top of the offseason to-do list. After the controversial trade of star WR AJ Brown for essentially Treylon Burks, who has not shown eye opening promise to show the least, the Titans will be very intrigued by the star wide out, out of USC

 

Houston Texans Select Quentin Johnston

WR (TCU)

 

We already selected Bryce Young with Houston’s first pick, but the former Heisman winner will need some top targets to throw to. Enter TCU’s Quentin Johnston, who’s a threat to score each time he touches the ball. The 6-foot-4 receiver is a matchup nightmare who can win 50-50 balls, gain YAC, and immediately become a dangerous threat as an outside option in Houston. Especially when u factor in that Brandin Cooks has asked for a trade.

 

New York Jets Select Paris Johnson

OT (Ohio State)

 

The Jets are in desperate need of an offensive tackle to protect whoever is playing quarterback for them next season. The 6-foot-6 Johnson is an athletic mover who is an easy projection to the NFL. Whether it’s Jimmy Garoppolo, Derek Carr or whoever Joe Douglas decides to bring in, the offensive line is a priority.

 

New England Patriots Select Michael Mayer

TE (Notre Dame)

 

The New England Patriots made significant investments in their passing game over the last two years, yet a former undrafted free agent remains their best threat when quarterback Mac Jones drops back.

Jakobi Meyers deserves more credit for the player he’s become. Even so, the lack of production from Nelson Agholor, Kendrick Bourne and tight end Jonnu Smith after they were big free-agent acquisitions two offseasons ago is disheartening.

Jones isn’t the type of quarterback who can shoulder the offense. He needs a good supporting cast, and the Patriots don’t have one. Thus, an opportunity to land the class’ best tight end, who happens to be a top-10 overall talent, seems to be right up head coach Bill Belichick’s alley.

 

Green Bay Packers Select Broderick Jones

OT (Georgia)

 

 

Jones is a former five-star recruit who saw some time at left tackle for the Bulldogs in 2021, then took over the position full-time when Jamaree Salyer was drafted last year.

It’s refreshing to no longer feel the need to troll Packers fans by mocking a wide receiver for them in the first round. But what should I offer instead? Relying on David Bakhtiari to stay healthy becomes a worse idea every year. Zach Tom looks like a starting tackle of the future, but the Packers will need two of them soon. Jones is still growing into his role, and the best time to draft a tackle is the year before you absolutely have to.

 

Washington Commanders Select Kelee Ringo

CB (Georgia)

 

The Georgia-to-first-round pipeline continues. A year after five Bulldogs went in Round 1, expect a handful this time around, too. Kelee Ringo is a long, physical corner who has matched up against some of the best players in the country. Washington’s CB room just isn’t good enough for a team with playoff aspirations in 2023, Kelee will be a major improvement the minute he walks into the building.

 

Pittsburgh Steelers Select Peter Skoronski

OT (Northwestern)

 

Dan Moore Jr. has been one of the league’s shakiest left tackles, especially in pass protection. The Steelers need a long-term rock in front of Kenny Pickett’s blind side and Skoronksi can deliver with his smooth quickness and athleticism off the edge.

 

Detroit Lions Select Jaylon Jones

CB (Texas A&M)

 

The Lions are an extremely young team who were built through the draft, and they don’t slow down with all the draft capital they have this year. They need corner help badly. Fortifying their secondary should reinforce an improving defense. Jaylon is a tall and long corner with good overall size that embraces a physical brand of football, exactly what HC Dan Campell preaches.