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26. Indianapolis Colts – Jeffrey Simmons, Defensive Line, Mississippi State (R)
While I’d imagine the Colts want a player who can start from day one, stashing away for 2020 with the 26th pick is criminal. Simmons is a top five talent based off traits, but an untimely ACL tear will likely cost him the entirety of his rookie season. Once he’s healthy, all hell will break loose. Simmons will crash the pocket and destroy quarterbacks by himself. GM Chris Ballard has given the Colts a nice window to win a championship, and drafting Simmons will extend it even further.
27. Oakland Raiders – Josh Jacobs, Running Back, Alabama (R)
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Depending on who you talk to, Jacobs is either an elite running back talent or he’s someone who won’t translate to the NFL. Regardless, late round one is awesome value for Jacobs, and he goes to a team in need of a spark in the run game. Jacobs is a strong runner with solid receiving ability, but his grit and high-character aren’t teachable. The Raiders simply need stars throughout their roster, and Jacobs could easily blossom into one.
28. Los Angeles Chargers – Drew Lock, Quarterback, Missouri (R)
By now I’d imagine you’re laughing hysterically, and I can’t say I blame you. After all, it seems all but certain that Lock will be a top ten selection, so him falling to 28th overall is unfathomable. But in a mock with no trades and teams ahead of the Chargers drafting for need, Lock slipped through the cracks. If Lock fell to pick 28, the Chargers would be silly to pass on him. You simply don’t have quarterbacks with traits as good as Lock’s fall past you, and with Philip Rivers continuing to age it makes sense for the Chargers to find their future now.