21. Philadelphia Eagles: Team Needs = WR, CB, LB, S, EDGE
Selection – Henry Ruggs III, WR Alabama
The Eagles are in desperate need of wide receivers after losing Nelson Agholor to the Raiders. They will most likely part ways with Alshon Jeffery’s and DeSean Jackson this offseason as well. Ruggs was the fastest athlete at the combine this year. Posting a 40 time of 4.27. He would be a great replacement for Jackson and would be an immediate starter. He could also be an asset as a kick returner.
22. Minnesota Vikings (from Buffalo): Team Needs = CB, IDL, WR, OT, QB2
Selection – Javon Kinlaw, DL South Carolina
Minnesota really needs help in a few key positions on their defense after losing Everson Griffen, Stephen Weatherly and pretty much all of their secondary. I have them selecting Kinlaw here. He has good size, long arms and an explosive first step that will give offensive lineman headaches all game long.
23. New England Patriots: Team Needs = EDGE, QB, WR, TE, LB
Selection – A.J. Epenesa, EDGE Iowa
I think the Patriots will sign a veteran free agency QB over the next few weeks and full their other holes in this draft. They lost two great linebackers in Jamie Collins and Kyle Von Noy this offseason. AJ Epenesa would be a solid replacement for Von Noy. He came on strong at the end of the year, receiving second-team Associated Press All-American and first-team all-conference accolades with 49 tackles, 14.5 for loss, and 11.5 sacks along with four forced fumbles in 13 starts.
24. New Orleans Saints: Team Needs = WR, LB, IOL, EDGE, S
Selection – Tee Higgins, WR Clemson
I’ve seen some mock drafts with the Saints drafting a QB here. I don’t think that will happen. Brees will start with Tyson Hill learning and soaking up as much as possible to take over the rains for years to come. I think they will go for a top wide receiver with this selection. Tee Higgins is a beast. He has a long frame and can play all three receiver positions if needed. Higgins finished his Clemson career tied for the most receiving touchdowns in school history (27) with DeAndre Hopkins and Sammy Watkins. Nuff said!
25. Minnesota Vikings: Team Needs = CB, IDL, WR, OT, QB2
Selection – Trevon Diggs, CB Alabama
Minnesota needs to bolster their defense and what better then to select the brother of the wideout you just traded? Not sure that will matter much. Trevon Diggs has a rare combination of size, strength and balls skills, similar to his brother, Stefon. Trevon is a press corner that can also play free safety. He will give opposing wideouts trouble.
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