26: Jacksonville Jaguars — Kamren Kinchens, DB, Miami
The Jaguars are dangerously close to breaking through the barrier and becoming legitimate Super Bowl contenders. Kamren Kinchens would give Jacksonville a superstar for the backend of the defense, as the Miami defender boasts exceptional instincts and ball skills.
27: Baltimore Ravens — Patrick Paul, OL, Houston
The Ravens prefer to add premium positions early in the NFL Draft; this mock draft will stick to that vision. Patrick Paul can play anywhere on the offensive line, giving Baltimore a chess piece upfront for a unit that seemingly always battles injuries.
28: Detroit Lions — Xavier Legette, WR, South Carolina
The first time Xavier Legette has been featured in our first-round mock draft — and it certainly won’t be the last. Legette gets lost in the shuffle in a stacked wide receiver group, but make no mistake, the 6-foot-3, 227-pound pass catcher deserves his share of praise. The Gamecock star resembles Deebo Samuel in several ways; adding him to Amon-Ra St. Brown and Jameson Williams should be illegal.
29: Miami Dolphins — Leonard Taylor III, DL, Miami
The Dolphins will consider offensive help on Day 1 as long as Mike McDaniel is head coach. However, the value is not there in this mock draft, so Miami pivots to the defensive line. Hometown product Leonard Taylor III has the size, strength, and speed to line up in multiple spots along the line.
30: San Francisco 49ers — T’Vondre Sweat, DT, Texas
T’Vondre Sweat is a bowling ball at defensive tackle. Checking in north of 360 pounds, a man the size of Sweat shouldn’t move the way he does. The Texas alum is a phenomenal run stuffer immediately, but his still-developing pass-rushing repertoire gives Sweat superstar potential.
31: Kansas City Chiefs — Troy Franklin, WR, Oregon
The Chiefs take another early wide receiver near the end of this mock draft with Oregon’s Troy Franklin. The Duck pass catcher boasts a slender body, standing at 6-foot-3 and weighing less than 180 pounds. Still, he plays much bigger than that; size is rarely an issue on tape. For Patrick Mahomes, Franklin would complete the retooling at wide receiver in Kansas City.
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32: Philadelphia Eagles — Amarius Mims, OL, Georgia
Howie Roseman dips into the Georgia pool yet again to cap off our latest first-round mock draft. Amarius Mims has the talent to go much earlier than this next Spring, but given his rawness and current ankle injury, the Eagles benefit from Mims’ drop. Lane Johnson isn’t getting any younger.