I’ve pegged this as a great landing spot for Paris Johnson Jr. for a while now, and nothing from free agency has made me doubt it. Unfortunately, whoever the long-term quarterback in Tennessee is, they need to protect him. PJJ is everything you want from your franchise left tackle.
A lot of people are calling Calijah Kancey the next Aaron Donald. That comparison alone should make this an easy pick for the Texans. DeMeco Ryans will want to add young pieces to the Texans defense, hoping to replicate what he built in San Francisco. Kancey tested great at the Combine and is more than worthy of a top-15 pick in this mock draft.
We have yet to find out the details of an Aaron Rodgers trade. However, it is happening. The Jets are currently getting all his friends in the wide receiver room. So why not get another piece to make him happy? With Mekhi Becton on one side and Broderick Jones on the other, Rodgers should have all day to allow his friends and Garrett Wilson to get open.
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Bill Belichick has historically liked to have safeties he can rely on. Brian Branch is a rangy excellent tackling safety, and I think Belichick will fall in love with him. Branch was the underrated hero of Alabama’s defense last year. Nick Saban alone will convince Belichick this is the best pick for him and the Patriots.
While I initially thought the Packers would take a receiver with this pick, I’m now second-guessing it. Their wide receiver core is already so young, with Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs. So instead, we go with a young tight end that is essentially a receiver. While Kincaid didn’t participate in the Combine, his film will show exactly why he is a first-round talent.
Whether it’s Sam Howell or Lamar Jackson, the Commanders need help protecting the quarterback — Anton Harrison should do just that. Harrison only allowed opposing defenses to touch his quarterback once last year at Oklahoma. That should be enough said.