Kansas City Chiefs (29th Overall) – Garrett Bradbury, Center, NC State
Pick Made by Andrew Wade
The Kansas City Chiefs surprisingly have many holes on their team, especially defensively, but with the way the board fell, there aren’t any guys I could see Kansas City drafting with pick 29 in the first round. At this point, I could see them packaging this pick for a player or to move back to the 2nd round and grab an extra pick or two along the way.
The Chiefs do, however, have a big need at center, and protecting Patrick Mahomes should be a top priority as he is arguably the best young quarterback in the NFL.
Bradbury has been slowly making his way into first round talks, and some analyst have the NC State Center projected to go even higher than Kansas City. Fortunately, though, he fell. For a team that just lost their starting center in free agency, this would help fill that hole immediately.
Green Bay Packers (30th Overall) – Jerry Tillery, DL, Notre Dame
Pick Made by Sayre Bedinger
Big, long, athletic, and powerful, Jerry Tillery is a prototypical defensive end for a 3-4 defense and he fits the Packers nicely. He had just 23 tackles for loss and 12 sacks in his college career, but his combination of quickness, burst off the snap, strength, and athleticism for his size (6-foot-7, 295 pounds) is absolutely outstanding.
The Packers invested a lot in their edge players this year, and Tillery is a guy who can create pressure on his own but also help funnel sacks to those edge guys.
Los Angeles Rams (31st Overall) -DeAndre Baker, CB, Georgia
Pick Made by Matty Mulls
Although many won’t see this as a need for the Rams for this season, the CB position is a must to shore up for LA heading toward 2020 and beyond. Surprisingly enough, DeAndre Baker is still available here. Baker will help the front office make calculated decisions in the future with regards to Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters’ contract situation. This feels like a similar situation that Wade Phillips had in Denver when the Broncos drafted Bradley Roby to go along with Talib and Chris Harris Jr.
New England Patriots (32nd Overall) – Clelin Ferrell, DL, Clemson
Pick Made by Derek Esquibel
Many believe the Patriots will use this pick to bring in Rob Gronkowski’s successor but the Patriots never do what is believed. With this pick (as they usually do) they get a steal with Ferrell.
In true Patriot fashion they let Trey Flowers walk to chase the money. With Ferrell they bring in his replacement. After 27 sacks in his time at Clemson the Patriots should be very happy getting Ferrell at 32. Probably not happy enough to get Belichick to smile though.