NFL Mock Draft 2.0: The Jets Get a Steal and Oakland Finds The QB of the Future

NFL Mock Draft 2.0: The Jets Get a Steal and Oakland Finds The QB of the Future


NFL Mock Draft 2.0: The Jets Get a Steal and Oakland Finds The QB of the Future


26. Indianapolis Colts- Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State- Butler is a physical specimen who can catch anything thrown in his general direction. The Colts have their offensive line rounded out, and it’s time to give Luck a weapon like he’s never had in Butler. He does need to work on his route running, but being in the same receiver room as T.Y. Hilton should help with that. Butler is stronger and faster than almost any corner he’ll come across, and can make an immediate impact in the red zone while he works on the finer points of being an NFL wideout.

27. Oakland Raiders- Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama- The Raiders desperately need a running back and didn’t seem interested in testing the waters of free agency, so presumably they’ll turn towards the draft. Jacobs is the top running back in his class and is tailor-made for today’s game, with the ability to steadily churn out yards on the ground and catch swing passes out of the backfield. He’s not a big-play threat, but he’s consistent, which will be a luxury as the Raiders endure a tumultuous series of years with Gruden’s rebuild and moving to Las Vegas.

28. Los Angeles Chargers- Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame- There are some non-football related issues to work out with Tillery, but if they can keep him on track and work on his consistency, he could be huge for a team weak on the interior defensive line right now. Tillery is athletic enough to be a force pass-rushing while powerful enough to hold his ground down low and impact the run game in a big way. Tillery could be a huge part of another potential playoff push in LA.

29. Kansas City Chiefs- Deionte Thompson, DB, Alabama- Thompson is an extremely versatile safety who would pair perfectly with free-agent prize Tyrann Mathieu. Similar to Mathieu, he can cover both slot receivers and tight ends with equal skill, and can drop back in the back end and play a zone when requested. The Chiefs need help everywhere on defense, so getting as many multi-faceted players as possible would be a good strategy in order to put together a competent defense that will keep KC in the game when Mahomes stumbles.

30. Green Bay Packers- N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State- Harry is a jump-ball specialist who could come in and immediately make an impact for the Packers. He posted consistently great numbers in his three seasons at Arizona State, and while he isn’t particularly fast, he doesn’t need a lot of separation when Aaron Rodgers is throwing the ball. He’s perfectly suited to catch whatever Hail Mary Rodgers might throw, and will be a quality no. 2 option behind Davante Adams.

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