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#21: Washington Redskins – A’Shawn Robinson, DT Alabama
- It’s always nice when a talent can fall into a team’s lap, and that’s exactly what happens in this mock. With so many talented defensive tackles available, teams are willing to wait to get a quality player later on and instead allowed a top talent like A’Shawn Robinson to go to a squad that can use him right away and make them a better team immediately.
- READ MY TAKE ON A’SHAWN ROBINSON
#22: Houston Texans – Laquon Treadwell, WR Ole Miss
- Many mocks have Laquon Treadwell being selected much earlier than this, but I also believe there are some big holes in Treadwell’s game that can prevent him from becoming one of the next big wide receivers in the NFL. Still, this is around the point where that gamble is made worthwhile, and pairing him with DeAndre Hopkins for new quarterback Brock Osweiler could be a lot of fun to watch.
- READ MY TAKE ON LAQUON TREADWELL
#23: Minnesota Vikings – Josh Doctson, WR TCU
- Doctson might not have the size that Treadwell does, but he may be a better all-around wide receiver. There’s no arguing that Teddy Bridgewater needs some quality pass targets for the Vikings, and Doctson is exactly that kind of DeVante Parker type player that Bridgewater seems to love. He’s reliable on his routes, solid run blocker, and can create separation. Minnesota will love this kid.
- READ MY TAKE ON JOSH DOCTSON
#24: Cincinnati Bengals – Will Fuller, WR Notre Dame
- No run on wide receivers would be complete without the third coming off the board. Losing Marvin Jones might seem bad, but the Bengals can get a speedy player to open things up for Andy Dalton and A.J. Green and take the top off defenses for the run game. He’s not a dynamic player, but he fills a hole that needed to be addressed.
- READ MY TAKE ON WILL FULLER
#25: Pittsburgh Steelers – Mackensie Alexander, CB Clemson
- The Steelers have struggled with their secondary for several years now and even though this pick is coming late in the first round, they’re getting a talented player in a major position of need. Alexander might not be the guy you want matched up against some of the bigger, taller pass catchers in the NFL, but he should be able to keep up with the speedsters.
- READ MY TAKE ON MACKENSIE ALEXANDER
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