Pick #16 Baltimore Ravens:
John Ross, WR, Washington
Ross could be the fastest receiver of the first round talent. His route running is solid as well and he is very coachable. The Ravens are dying right now for wide-out help as they really only have Mike Wallace on the roster. While Ross might push Wallace for downfield throws he is a far better route runner than Wallace ever was or will be.
Pick #17 Washington Redskins (potential trade partner to move down)
Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama
Native Americans may not be protesting the name Redskins but instead the franchise. After walking their GM outside and pushing into a bus they were driving, backing up over him, and then firing him, the Redskins proved once again why they are a disaster of a football team at the executive level. I’m not sure anyone knows truly who is making their picks for them this year but they need to get someone who can help them. The Redskins have a lot of holes to fill including WR, DE, LB, CB, and maybe even QB. Foster is believed to be on the free fall but I don’t think he will fall into the 20’s as some believe. The Redskins seem like a spot that he could land in.
Pick #18 Tennessee Titans (potential trade partner to move down)
Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama
The Titans could go WR if one of either Davis, Ross, or Williams falls but they need a strong cornerback that can protect the edge and Humphrey can do that. He is very good at tackling and supporting the run but struggles with the deep ball. The Titans will give him some safety help.
Pick #19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
Derek Barnett, DE/LB, Tennessee
Perhaps one of the best DE’s in this draft Barnett’s slide is something that other mock drafts have predicted from time to time. It’s not a character issue or a play issue but other teams taking different routes given the depth and needs of other positions. Barnett would thrive off the edge in Tampa and the Bucs need to find someone who can put pressure on the quarterback often.
Pick #20 Denver Broncos:
Forrest Lamp, G, Western Kentucky
Perhaps the best guard prospect in this years draft, Lamp could go to Denver here, go higher, or fall a bit further. It’s hard to predict his landing spot. Part of me believes that if the draft shakes up like this, even close to this, the Broncos will go defense with Barnett or Reddick. I wouldn’t rule out a trade here either as the Broncos could get Lamp or tackle Ryan Ramczyk a little further down.