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No. 24: Houston Texans (via CLE) — Emeka Egbuka, WR, Ohio State
Reunited, and it feels so good! C.J. Stroud and Emeka Egbuka developed strong chemistry during their time together at Ohio State. Although Nico Collins and Tank Dell are solid pieces to the passing attack, Egbuka is the ideal final piece of the puzzle.
No. 25: Seattle Seahawks — Barrett Carter, LB, Clemson
Most draft boards have linebackers and running backs ranked relatively low in 2024. However, Barrett Carter and the Seahawks are a match made in Heaven. Carter can glide from sideline to sideline with ease and is one of the best in the country at taking away the middle of the field.
No. 26: San Francisco 49ers — J.T. Tuimoloau, DL, Ohio State
Why wouldn’t the Niners take a chance on a top-10 talent this late in the mock draft? When J.T. Tuimoloau is locked in, few in the nation can match his disruptive nature. San Fran must smooth out the rough edges and add more consistency to JTT’s game. He’s worth the risk.
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No. 27: Detroit Lions — Denzel Burke, CB, Ohio State
Another Buckeye! But this time in the secondary. Denzel Burke has witnessed a resurgence after a disappointing 2022 campaign. The Lions' defense is close to being a finished product, but the lockdown capabilities of Burke present a nice cherry on top of the unit.
No. 28: Jacksonville Jaguars — Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State
The Jaguars have not extended superstar pass rusher Josh Allen. On pace for a career year, it would be surprising if Jacksonville lets him walk in free agency. But until that extension hits, the edge rushing group consists of Travon Walker — and that’s it. Chop Robinson boasts a red-hot motor and arguably the best first step in the class.
No. 29: Baltimore Ravens — Princely Umanmielen, DL, Florida
A player quietly rising up NFL Draft boards everywhere is Princely Umanmielen. The Florida defender flexes one of the best pass-rush win rates in college football, highlighting how much of a game-wrecker he can be on Sundays. This feels like a Ravens selection.
No. 30: Miami Dolphins — Leonard Taylor III, DL, Miami
Let’s keep Leonard Taylor III in South Beach by sending him to the Dolphins at No. 30 in this mock draft. Miami has a formidable front, but Taylor showcases elite upside and droves of untapped potential. He is the ideal flyer option this late.
No. 31: Kansas City Chiefs — Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU
The Chiefs tried and failed to replace both starting offensive tackles with Donovan Smith and Jawaan Taylor. Kingsley Suamataia is the long-term answer that Andy Reid covets at left tackle. The BYU product is a freaky athlete who uses his length to thwart oncoming pass rushers.
No. 32: Philadelphia Eagles — Patrick Paul, OT, Houston
Lane Johnson is most likely on his final leg as an NFL player. Patrick Paul has the polish, including remarkable footwork and hand usage, to be an instant starter. All the Houston alum needs is to leverage his core strength more effectively. The Eagles will bring out the best of Paul, making this final selection of the mock draft a steal. Howie Roseman wins again.