13. Miami Dolphins(from Philly) – William Jackson III, CB, Houston
Miami wisely cut ties with Brent Grimes (and his wife) this off-season, and already have a pretty impressive front 7. Jackson’s size and blazing 40 at the combine make him absolutely worth going this high. If Miami ever wants to unseat New England as the division champs, they need to be able to stop Tom Brady, and improving the secondary is a good start.
14. Oakland Raiders – Robert Nkemdiche, DL, Ole Miss
The 2015 Oakland Raiders were a vastly improved team and while much was due to a rising Derek Carr at QB, the Raiders defense wasn’t too bad either. That doesn’t mean however they can’t and shouldn’t get better. While there are certainly question marks about Nkemdiche off the field, there is no denying his overwhelming talent on it. He immediately plugs in and plays makes an already good defense that much better. Corner or LB is certainly an option here as well but Nkemdiche just screams “Raider” in my opinion.
15. LA Rams – Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis
We started this mock prior to the blockbuster Rams/Titans trade, but I guess now it’s pretty clear the Rams think they need a new Quarterback. Lynch probably wouldn’t be the best pick for the Rams because I think he has a very high upside but isn’t a guy that should start as a rookie. That being said, you pick for the future, not for the short term, and Lynch could be a franchise guy with all of his tools.
16. Detroit Lions – A’Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama
The Lions need help on both sides of the ball in terms of their interior lines but I think the value is greatest at 16 on the defensive side and that’s why they choose Robinson. He’s a guy that can move along the interior of the D-line and cause disruption on any blocking scheme. Robinson also helps fill the void left by Ndamukong Suh’s departure to Miami. With Calvin Johnson’s retirement, wide receiver can’t be ruled out either but I love Robinson in this spot.