See Also: DraftGeek’s 2018 Mock Draft
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65. Cleveland Browns
T.J. Edwards, ILB, Wisconsin
The Browns defense has to get off the field quicker, and a big part of that is controlling the line of scrimmage. A big, smart, physical middle linebacker would go a long way in helping clog the lanes.
66. New York Giants
Ronald Jones II, RB, USC
If the Giants settle their QB position, and finally get a competent left tackle, it will be an appropriate time to splurge on a RB early in the draft.
Cody O’Connell, OG, Washington State
The Colts don’t need to wait on the Luck situation to keep building the offensive line. Getting that settled will allow the passing game to flourish again.
68. San Francisco
Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA
With a new QB comes the importance of protection, and the 49ers could use a young left tackle in waiting.
69. San Francisco (from Chicago)
Taven Bryan, DT, Florida
With back to back picks, the 49ers continue building from the trenches. Bryan is a very fast rising prospect that might not last this long.
Damien Harris, RB, Alabama
The Bucs have a sporadic running game, that might flourish if put more into a running back by committee format.
71. Denver Broncos
Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis
If the Broncos can get their QB situation settled, and add a little talent to their offensive line, it will be time to start getting some toys for the offense.
72. Houston Texans
Tyrell Crosby, OT, Oregon
After trading away their habitually disgruntled left tackle, the Texans will need some competition at that position with some other young players. Protecting Watson is the key to the future of the Texans.
Armani Watts, S, Texas A&M
The Redskins defense has some excellent parts, but has had a hard time staying healthy. Safety is toward the top of the list of needs to keep the improvement coming.
Luke Falk, QB, Washington State
Most of the blame for the Bengals offensive woes shouldn’t fall on Dalton, but probably he could be a fall guy. Perhaps a change for him soon will be for the best and they can bring in a new QB. This will depend on if they find a trading partner for McCarron as well.
75. New York Jets
Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon
It remains to be seen if the Jets can hold on to their offensive coordinator in the offseason, but if so, they will be pretty happy. They are starting to turn the corner with their roster and if they get other important pieces in place, could be looking for a feature back.
76. Miami Dolphins
Rashaad Penny, RB, San Diego State
First, Miami will need to get their offensive line settled. It might not take an overhaul, just hitting on a guard, perhaps. They traded away their top RB, and will need to find a replacement.
Ryan Finley, QB, NC State
Finley is more in line with the type of QB that Arians likes, and this is about the start of a reasonable place in the draft where they might start looking at drafting one.
78. Oakland Raiders
M.J. Stewart, CB, North Carolina
Another talented CB would be just want the doctor ordered for the Raiders’ defense, and Stewart also brings special teams value.
79. Dallas Cowboys
Desmond Harrison, OT, West Georgia
The Cowboys can’t be caught again with multiple deficiencies along the offensive line. They have three excellent starters, but need to have younger players coming up that can step in when they have injuries, and developing in the wings.
80. Detroit Lions
Ben Banogu, DE, TCU
Detroit has a big decision to make on Ziggy Ansah, who just hasn’t been able to stay healthy, and might just not ever fulfill his potential. Regardless, they are in desperate need of talent on the defensive line.
Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State
A big, strong, reliable tight end is just what the Packers need, instead of trying to find lightning in a bottle through free agency.
82. Baltimore Ravens
Ian Thomas, TE, Indiana
Baltimore’s passing game is erratic at best, but there just aren’t a lot of reliable weapons for Flacco. Adding a tight end, along with other skill position improvements could allow the potentially explosive offense to be more consistent.
Josey Jewell, ILB, Iowa
Bosa and company have really turned around the Chargers’ defense, where a few years ago they simply couldn’t keep a lead. They have added a lot of talent to that side of the ball, but still could use an ILB.
84. Houston Texans (from Seattle)
Jeremy Reaves, S, South Alabama
The Texans got wiped out by injuries this year, but even so have a few positions where they have a glaring need. Safety is probably at the top of the list.
Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame
The Chiefs are really soft in the middle of their defense, and need some defensive line help to control the gaps. Tillery has a massive frame, and could still add a good amount of bulk.
86. Carolina Panthers (from Buffalo)
Austin Bryant, DE, Clemson
Carolina is started to turn back into primarily a defensive team that would like to run the ball and control the clock. Unfortunately, that might be because Cam Newton is incredibly erratic- brilliant at times, and lousy at others. However they deal with that they are certainly happy that the front seven is getting back to where it was a few years ago and would like to continue to keep that the team’s strength.
87. Atlanta Falcons
Sam Jones, OG, Arizona State
The two headed monster that is the Falcons’ running game can sputter at times due to some inferior blocking along the interior.
Jeff Holland, OLB, Auburn
Yes, the Saints have shown a tremendous amount of improvement on defense this year, but the linebacker core is nothing special. It would be interesting to see how much better they can get if they had a bit more talent there.
89. Tennessee Titans
Rasheem Green, DE, USC
Tennessee’s slow and steady march from respectability to playoff contender is going along well, but they need to get a bit more pressure off of the edge.
Zachary Crabtree, OT, Oklahoma State
Carolina would like to run the ball more, along with a shorter, more controlled passing game. Their offensive line could use some more push on the right side, and adding a young tackle to compete for that job would be advisable.
Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina
Jacksonville will be all about defense and a power run game, and nothing goes better with that than a tight end that you can depend on as an outlet and with seam routes.
92. Los Angeles Rams
Lorenzo Carter, OLB, Georgia
The Rams’ offensive makeover is almost complete, but the defensive move from a 4-3 to a 3-4 is not an easy one. The most important piece to that conversion is generally finding OLB’s and the more competition at that position the better.
Josh Sweat, DE, Florida State
The Vikings defense could use some young talent at the defensive end position, and if they could have a full rotation of edge rushers, the defense could get even better.
Donte Jackson, CB, LSU
The Patriots have some experience in the secondary, but could use that next wave of young talent to develop.
95. Buffalo Bills (from Philadelphia)
Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
This is an interesting spot in the draft for the Bills. They have already had a lot of picks, and there could be a QB prospect or two that they have their eye on about this point.
Durham Smythe, TE, Notre Dame
The Steelers have the best QB / WR / RB triumvirate in the league, but why not concentrate on adding one more dynamic to that mix with an upgrade at TE?
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