25. New York Giants: O’Cyrus Torrence, OG, Florida
Many mock drafts have the New York Giants selecting a wide receiver in the first round, but with the players that are still available on the board, I am running up my card with the name O’Cyrus Torrence on it. Not only is it such a great name, but he is such a great player. Torrence should be exactly what the Giants are looking for. He is big, physical, and dominant, particularly in the run game. After drafting Andrew Thomas and Evan Neal in recent years to bookend the line at tackle, New York needs to turn their attention to the interior of the offensive line, and adding Torrence is a great place to start.
26. Dallas Cowboys: Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU
The Dallas Cowboys love their Texas school prospects and land a player that was once viewed as nearly the consensus Wide Receiver 1 of this draft class. Things have shifted more recently to Jaxon Smith-Njigba, which I believe is correct, but Quentin Johnston could still be a very impactful player at the next level. He would give Dak Prescott and the Dallas offense another down-the-field, jump-ball threat who is also very effective with the ball in his hands. Jerry Jones and Will McClay give head coach and new offensive play caller Mike McCarthy a new weapon to deploy in hopes that they can take the next step towards a Super Bowl run in 2023.
27. Buffalo Bills: Trenton Simpson, LB, Clemson
With Tremaine Edmunds leaving the Bills in free agency, Buffalo desperately needs another athletic linebacker to fill the void. Matt Milano is still in the fold, but the Bills really don’t have much beyond him. Trenton Simpson is a little raw to be relied upon to play a lot right away, but all the physical tools and traits are there for head coach (and maybe defensive coordinator?) Sean McDermott to mold him into a top player at the position.
28. Cincinnati Bengals: Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame
The Cincinnati Bengals must do everything they can to help Joe Burrow succeed. Providing him with another offensive weapon is not a bad way to do it. While the team signed former Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. this offseason, his injury history has to have them concerned. Either way, Michael Mayer is a much better blocker and will be the true number one, every down tight end on this Bengals roster from day one.