Doug’s Mock Draft: Picks 17-32
17. Cincinnati Bengals (via Oakland)
Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama (Scouting Report)
Through a combination of need and BPA, I have Kirkpatrick falling to Cincy. If this is the case, the Bengals are getting a great, suddenly underrated player.
18. San Diego Chargers
Shea McClellin, LB/DE, Boise State (Scouting Report)
The Chargers supposedly love this Boise linebacker. He’s one of the most versatile players in the game and will be able to play OLB, ILB and DE.
19. Chicago Bears
Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College (Scouting Report)
Kuechly’s another player I have falling a little bit. I have a feeling teams will view Kuechly as a good LB, but not elite.
20. Tennessee Titans
Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse (Scouting Report)
I don’t agree Jones should go in the first round, but it seems like it will be inevitable. I think Jones fits best in a 4-3 allignment and should be able to play LDE.
21. Cincinnati Bengals
Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame (Scouting Report)
A combination of Floyd and AJ Green would be deadly in the AFC North. Andy Dalton should be crossing his fingers.
22. Cleveland Browns (via ATL)
Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama (Scouting Report)
Upshaw’s a great fit for Cleveland, he gives them much needed pass rush help and should be able to play SLB as well. I don’t see Upshaw falling much lower than this.
23. Detroit Lions
Cordy Glenn, OT/OG, Georgia (Scouting Report)
Glenn just makes way too much sense for the OL-needy Lions. He can play either guard position and RT. He’s massive and freakishly athletic.
24. Pittsburgh Steelers
Dont’a Hightower, LB, Alabama (Scouting Report)
Hightower fills a big need for the Steelers in the middle of their defense. He’s another versatile player who can play SILB, OLB and DE.
25. Denver Broncos
Doug Martin, RB, Boise State (Scouting Report)
This may be a slight reach, McGahee is getting up there and Moreno has been an injury risk and a disappointment. Martin is the kind of back who can play all three down and should be able to give you 25 touches a game.
26. Houston Texans
Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois (Scouting Report)
The Texans have a big need at pass rush after letting Mario Williams walk. Mercilus is probably better as a DE, but so was Mario Williams and that didn’t stop them from playing him standing up.
27. New England Patriots (via N.O.)
Nick Perry, OLB/DE, USC (Scouting Report)
The Patriots brought Perry in for a visit and love players with his size. The team has a major need at pass rush and Perry can provide that while also having the ability to anchor against the run and drop into coverage when needed.
28. Green Bay Packers
Devon Still, DT/DE, Penn State (Scouting Report)
The Packers need to improve their defense and that starts up front. Their defensive line couldn’t penetrate inside and that’s what Still does best.
29. Baltimore Ravens
Peter Konz, OC, Wisconsin (Scouting Report)
Konz makes a ton of sense for the Ravens. The big, ultra powerful center can fill in at guard until Matt Birk retires or loses his job.
30. San Francisco 49ers
Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama (Scouting Report)
If anyone can control this “troublemaker” its the feisty Jim Harbaugh. Jenkins has elite cover corner skills and shouldn’t fall much further.
31. New England Patriots
Trumaine Johnson, CB/FS, Montana (Scouting Report)
I’ve heard the Patriots love this small school product who in my opinion projects better at safety than corner. They did it once with Eugene Wilson.
32. New York Giants
Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford (Scouting Report)
Martin’s slide ends with an offensive line needy team. Their line is getting older all over and if they want to win another championship and keep Eli upright, its a position they need to address.