Seattle Seahawks (21st Overall) – Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
Pick Made by Cameron Parker
It seems like Seattle is searching for a long-term solution at corner and the Seattle Seahawks luck into the best corner in the draft. Byron Murphy is a physical press corner that can work in zone coverage. Murphy might give them the replacement they missed with loss of Richard Sherman. After missing out on a guy like Joshua Jackson last year, Seattle going after cornerback seems logical.
Baltimore Ravens (22nd Overall) – Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
Pick Made by Ty Walden
With Joe Flacco gone, it is now the Lamar Jackson show. Baltimore should do all that they can to protect their mobile quarterback at all costs. Marshal Yanda signed a one year extension with the Ravens, which solidifies their guard position. But tackle is still a need.
Example of this was in the wild card game against the Los Angeles Chargers where Jackson was harassed for the majority of the game and the Ravens run offense only mustered 90 yards.
Having a Cody Ford can really benefit the offensive line and hopefully keep potential edge rushers away from Lamar Jackson.
Houston Texans (23rd Overall) – Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
Pick Made by Andrew Wade
What a steal for the Houston Texans to get Jonah Williams with the 23rd pick. They need line help so bad as Deshaun Watson is constantly running around for his life it seems.
Williams played tackle at Alabama and some analysts and scouts have him projected as more of an interior offensive lineman because some of his measurables aren’t quite what they want, but I see a player who has the versatility to play several positions.
The Texans led the league last year in sacked allowed with 62, and that is one of the worst statistics to be the leader of especially when you have your franchise quarterback in Watson. Williams begins that slow process of shoring up a huge weakness for the Texans.
Oakland Raiders (24th Overall) – Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State
Pick Made by Sayre Bedinger
This is a bit of a risky pick here considering Simmons is recovering from a torn ACL and may not be able to play in 2019 at all, but the Raiders have three first-round picks and coupled with the pick of Nick Bosa earlier, this gives them arguably the top two or at least two of the top three players overall in this year’s draft. Simmons is a game-wrecker from the defensive interior. Pairing him with Bosa would be a dream come true for any team.