The Bengals offense struggled last season, and that is due in part to the play of their offensive line. Long time left tackle Andrew Whitworth left in free agency last offseason to protect Jared Goff in Los Angeles. The Bengals failed to find his replacement.
Moving back to acquire picks allows the Bengals to draft more players and help build a roster that is in desperate need of improvement. By taking Connor Williams, Cincinnati can find their next left tackle or shore up the right side for the time being. (Stephen)
Detroit has had issues protecting Matthew Stafford and opening holes for their running game. James Daniels could help fix both of those issues as he can play both guard and center. He would help the team get younger up front and could be a starter from day one.
Billy Price from Ohio State could have also been selected here, but his torn pectoral muscle at the combine has bumped him down the list. (Stephen)
With Keenum signing with Denver in this mock, the Broncos will look to keep him secure and try to recapture the magic of Minnesota. The Vikings had stellar offensive line play and a dynamic run game. The Broncos will copy that with their two picks.
Ronald Jones will bring the burst to the Denver offense that it rarely showed last year. Anderson and Booker did their best, but neither are as talented as Jones. It may be a reach, but he is a back that fits their system and can give Denver a home-run threat they haven’t had in years. (Justin)