NFL Mock Draft: Baltimore Ravens get an exciting pass rusher
29. Kansas City Chiefs – Taylor Rapp, Safety, Washington (C)
Rapp has drawn comparisons to last year’s safety prospect Minkah Fitzpatrick. That’s some seriously high-praise considering at one-point Fitzpatrick had top-ten hype. Rapp is no joke, and he has earned the right to be compared to guys of Fitzpatrick’s level. Rapp has an attitude and persona on the field that can’t be measured and makes everyone around him better. The Chiefs need to add defensive talent, regardless of position, and right now Rapp presents value too good to pass up. Playing both Rapp and Tyrann Mathieu in the same secondary doesn’t seem fair, but the Chiefs should be more than OK with it.
30. Green Bay Packers – N’Keal Harry, Wide Receiver, Arizona State (C)
At this point this is just an absolute steal. In this mock draft the Packers may have the best two big play weapons in this NFL Draft. Harry, who is a player many Ravens fans want to see in purple, is a big bodied receiver who can catch just about anything thrown near him. If the Packers double down on pass catchers like this, Rodgers could have an MVP like season and a Super Bowl could be in the works.
31. Los Angeles Rams – Nasir Adderley, Safety, Delaware
There’s some belief that Adderley could play some slot-corner at the NFL level, but his best value will come in playing center field for the defense and making plays on the ball. Adderley arguably has the best ball skills of anyone in this class and the Rams just lost LaMarcus Joyner via Free Agency. Adderley would step right into his role and perhaps provide an upgrade over Joyner. With how wide-open the Rams championship window is right now, getting play-makers on defense is a must to give their dynamic offense as many possessions as possible.
32. New England Patriots – Deebo Samuel, Wide Receiver, South Carolina
The Patriots are always good at making the frustratingly perfect picks. Samuel is a perfect fit for Tom Brady’s receiver needy offense. The Patriots just lost Rob Gronkowski, who was a difference maker for their offense. Instead of replacing the retired tight end, the Patriots add a steal of a wide receiver with the last pick of the first round.