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NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Week 16 Brings Massive Trading

Nov 12, 2016; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies defensive lineman Myles Garrett (15) attempts to sack Mississippi Rebels quarterback Shea Patterson (20) during the second quarter at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 12, 2016; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies defensive lineman Myles Garrett (15) attempts to sack Mississippi Rebels quarterback Shea Patterson (20) during the second quarter at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nov 19, 2016; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Florida Gators defensive lineman Caleb Brantley (57) celebrates after a stop during the second half against the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium. The Gators defeat the Tigers 16-10. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 19, 2016; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Florida Gators defensive lineman Caleb Brantley (57) celebrates after a stop during the second half against the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium. The Gators defeat the Tigers 16-10. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

Caleb Brantley. 28. player. 44. . DT. Florida

Vic Beasley has become the monster pass rusher the Atlanta Falcons hoped he would be when they drafted him last year. Now their job is to make sure opposing offenses aren’t able to gear their focus towards stopping him. That often means putting another body up front that they won’t be able to ignore. An interior pass rusher at the defensive tackle position would be a major boon for this defense. Somebody who can squeeze the pocket from up the middle.

Caleb Brantley has shown plenty of promise in that department at Florida. He’s got the power and natural leverage for the job, but what stands out the most is his explosiveness. Brantley gets off the ball fast and can penetrate into the backfield often before the offensive line has time to stop him. He hasn’t learned how to finish for sacks yet, but the pressure he’ll be able to bring will have an impact regardless. Beasley won’t have to go as far for his sack opportunities.