Part 3 of my Mock Draft for this year, where I will look at where I think teams should go with picks 11-15!
11. Cincinnati Bengals: Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
After the Bengals’ likely top target, linebacker Devin White, is taken from under their nose at pick 10, instead of taking the next best linebacker, they decide to go with another position of need and grab a big offensive tackle. Andy Dalton’s days in Cincy might be numbered, so it is a good time to take an offensive lineman for the future to protect whoever the next QB will be.
12. Green Bay Packers: TJ Hockenson, TE, Iowa
It’s not a sexy pick, but the tight end position is becoming one of the most important in the league now. It’s up to each team how they use theirs, and a good pass-catching tight end can add another dimension to an offense for teams. TJ Hockenson is one of two tight ends out of Iowa that will probably be the first two off the board (Noah Fant), and he is probably the better of the two, showing this in a conference tight end of the year season.
13. Miami Dolphins: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
This pick is almost entirely dependent on what the Cardinals do at #1. In my eyes, if Murray is there once the Dolphins are on the board, there is no way they don’t take him. The Murray-to-Cardinals smoke is heating up but it will be very difficult to pass up on a player like Nick Bosa, especially after the kind of start his brother, Joey, has had to his career. If they do take Bosa, Murray will likely fall to the Dolphins, the next team that needs a QB after they got rid of Ryan Tannehill.
14. Atlanta Falcons: Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan
The Falcons fill a huge need with this pick- their defense was atrocious at times last year, and Rashan Gary is a very athletic and versatile lineman who can also come out of a standing stance and rush the passer while also stuffing the run.
15. Washington Redskins: DK Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss
Red Cup Rebellion
As you can see from the picture above, DK Metcalf (right) has been putting in the work this offseason, and his overall athleticism, after these impressive pictures were followed up by an amazing combine performance (4.33 40 time, 27 bench reps, 40.5 inch vertical). There are a lot of questions as to why he was not all that productive during his college career (67 catches, 1228 yards, 14 TD during entire career at Ole Miss) so this is the main question mark holding him back from being a top-10 pick, but Washington can still fill a need here, as Josh Doctson has not lived up to his draft position as of yet.
Tune back in later this week for Part 4 of this mock!