Piper has the 49ers selecting Solomon Thomas with the second overall pick. Thomas is a relentless pass rusher with speed and power. Drafting quarterback Patrick Mahomes II in the second round is a great idea because he has a huge arm and can make plays with his legs. Quincy Wilson is a physical cornerback who can line up against bigger receivers.
The Bears have a lot of needs, and Kiper addressed three of them with these picks. Jamal Adams would be an instant upgrade for Chicago at safety, and defensive end DeMarcus Walker has the versatility to be an impact player right away. Cornerback Damontae Kazee is a bit of a surprise in the third round, and he may be a reach there.
Game Youth Shea Weber Jersey Kiper has Jonathan Allen going to Jacksonville in the first, and notes how disruptive Allen would be next to Malik Jackson. He’s right, and it’s a great pick, as is tight end Evan Engram in the second. Engram would fill the void left by the team’s decision to trade Julius Thomas to the Dolphins. Versatile offensive lineman Aviante Collins fills a need, but he’s a developmental prospect and a reach in the third round.
Also, I was strongly considering Dalvin Tomlinson even before Johnathan Hankins signed with the Colts. Both Jay Bromley and Robert Thomas are free agents after the 2017 season and Jerry Reese has historically prioritized drafting a defensive tackle a year ahead of time, usually in the second round.
Game Youth Vernon Hargreaves III Jersey You can’t put an asterisk beside sacks, but context is key. I might be a little jaded by the fact that McDowell, whose breakdown I just finished, didn’t have nearly the amount of opportunities to rush an offensive tackle one-on-one as McKinley did, and thus didn’t have the sack numbers. However, I don’t think there is any question that McDowell will be the better edge rusher in the NFL, barring injury.