17. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (Acquired from Baltimore)
Odell Beckham, Jr. (WR | LSU) – The Niners know that the Jets have their eye on the LSU wide receiver, so they make the move to leapfrog New York and get their man. As Richard Sherman said, San Francisco needs to upgrade on the outside. Beckham does just that.
18. NEW YORK JETS
Cody Latimer (WR | Indiana) – With the wideout they wanted off the board, the Jets will move to the next one on their list, settling for Latimer at No. 18. It’s a bit of a reach, but New York will have trouble changing course after thinking WR for so long.
19. DENVER BRONCOS (Acquired from Miami)
C.J. Mosley (LB | Alabama) – Look at the middle linebackers currently on Denver’s roster. Then, you’ll understand the desperation that forces John Elway to trade up to get the best one in this year’s draft. Mosley is a great player who can help the Broncos.
20. ARIZONA CARDINALS
Calvin Pryor (S | Louisville) – With three top-notch cornerbacks, the Cardinals already have what is arguably the best defensive backfield in the NFL. Add a hard-hitting safety to the mix and Arizona is building a very formidable group in the desert.
21. GREEN BAY PACKERS
Ra’Shede Hageman (DT | Minnesota) – The Packers re-signed B.J. Raji during the offseason, but it’s clear that they aren’t completely satisfied with the middle of their defensive line. Adding Hageman, who is a bit of a project, is a step toward improvement.
22. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Kyle Fuller (CB | Virginia Tech) – Many think that Chip Kelly will look to replace DeSean Jackson here, but there is plenty of time to fine a wideout and returner. Instead, the Eagles will focus on retooling their weakest phase – a so-so defense.
23. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Brandin Cooks (WR | Oregon State) – With Dexter McCluster gone via free agency, the Chiefs need to add a player with big-play ability to their offense. Cooks is the perfect fit, as he’s a nice compliment to the bigger Dwayne Bowe on the other side.
24. CINCINNATI BENGALS
Bradley Roby (CB | Ohio State) – The Bengals have a good trio of cornerbacks, but they are all getting a little long in the tooth. So they’ll look to add youth to the position. Plus, they’re one team that won’t be scared off by Roby’s recent run-in with the law.