15. Philadelphia Eagles (via MIA): Jordan Davis, DL, Georgia
Two Georgia Bulldogs back to back! Well, I guess that’s less surprising than two Bearcats. Jordan Davis, after blowing up the NFL Combine in rare fashion, has finally solidified his status as a top-20 pick. At 6-foot-4 and 341 pounds, Davis is a mountain of man who can control gaps with ease, but he has the movement skills for an explosive 3-man technique. If that’s not enough, Davis has shown a great conscience and a great technique against the run, allowing him to dismantle the running plans in several ways. Davis needs to do more as a passing thrower to become a complete player, but his run defense alone changes the calculus of what a defense can do with him on the court.
16. Philadelphia Eagles (via IND): Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah
Investing in linebacker isn’t usually Howie Roseman’s MO, but after a certain point, something has to be done. Devin Lloyd is a lanky, explosive linebacker with a knack for making plays in space and being a nuisance in coverage. Lloyd also comes with a bit of flexibility to play on the edge thanks to his length. He needs to get stronger and play downhill with more violence, but his athletic tools and coverage potential are as exciting as anyone’s. The Eagles could use someone with Lloyd’s second-tier game sense.
17. Los Angeles Chargers: Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama
The signing of Sebastian Joseph-Day in free agency probably killed the “Chargers’ dream of drafting a defensive tackle from Georgia.” It is very good. The dream “Chargers draft real deal speed to open the offense” is equally revolutionary. Jameson Williams was unable to test at the NFL Combine thanks to a season-ending ACL injury, but on film he is arguably the fastest receiver in the class. Williams is a shrewd road runner to boot, giving him the tools to open up anytime, anywhere, though. The Chargers offense desperately needs speed, and Williams could completely unlock what the unit is capable of.
18. New Orleans Saints: Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State
Terron Armstead is almost certainly leaving town via free agency. The Saints had no development plan sitting behind Armstead to prepare for this moment. In turn, the most sensible option for a rebuilding formation in New Orleans is to attempt to lock down that left tackle spot again. Charles Cross is a bit lighter than the other two tackles at the top of the class, but he’s a quick and smooth athlete with impeccable pass-pro technique.
19. Philadelphia Eagles: Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State
There is some skill overlap between Chris Olave and DeVonta Smith, but not enough to prevent the Eagles from taking a legit receiver in the first round. Olave is a clean and efficient road runner that thrives in the 10-20 meter range, whether on deep traverses, digs, outside routes, and more. He also had a 4.39 s dash from 40 yards at the combine to match the full strip of his victory as an elite deep threat at Ohio State. While his blocking and playing strength can be underwhelming, Olave checks all the other boxes to be a dependable receiver in the NFL.