Picks No. 26 through 28
The Tennessee Titans have tried to hold the fort down with Derrick Henry possibly out for the regular season, keeping their lock on first place in the AFC South. Tennessee will have trouble advancing in the playoffs without Henry, but the word is that he may be back earlier than expected, possibly by the end of the regular season.
Looking at this roster, they need some help in the secondary, and a player like Roger McCreary could be just what they need at the cornerback spot. McCreary seemed to play his best football in the biggest of games, and for a franchise that is usually challenging for the playoffs, that kind of winning mentality is a must.
In the biggest shocker maybe of the entire NFL season, the Arizona Cardinals lost to the lowly Detroit Lions this past weekend, putting questions around this team heading into the stretch. They will be without DeAndre Hopkins the rest of the way and have already lost J.J. Watt, so you have to think how many more losses can they incur.
When it comes time for them to draft in the first round next April, they have to look at improving the offensive line, and they can do so with Darian Kinnard from Kentucky. A plug-and-play starting offensive tackle at the next level, Kinnard would be an excellent addition to this offensive line, protecting their No. 1 asset in Kyler Murray.
In his second season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tom Brady has his team on the doorstep of another playoff berth, though they have been hit hard with injuries as of late. It will be interesting to see how they navigate that down the stretch, but most likely, they are in for a long run through the playoffs.
Picking this late in the first round, the Bucs will look to target their defensive line, possibly bringing in Travon Walker from Georgia. Walker is a big-bodied defensive lineman who can be elite against the run at the next level but is also athletic enough to get around interior offensive linemen.