NFL Draft pick 21-25
21. New England Patriots - Chandler Jones
The Patriots move up and land the defensive end they wanted, in Chandler Jones. Big bodied end with great snap timing, good vision, and stellar upper body strength. The Patriots will quickly make Jones a force to be reckoned with. Scary team.
22. Cleveland Browns - Brandon Weeden
Look at the Cleveland Browns making serious splashes in this year’s NFL Draft. I was ecstatic with Cleveland’s pick for Weeden. The only weakness here is that Weeden will be 29 in September, which is fairly old for an NFL rookie. Other than that, Weeden has all the upside in the world, he will make a push for rookie of the year, call me crazy, but watch for it. Weeden will surprise a lot of people, who do you think helped make Justin Blackmon look so outstanding? Big bodied Qb.
23. Detroit Lions - Riley Reiff
The Lions use their first round pick to invest in some protection for Stafford who proved he can lead the Lions to new heights when healthy. As a Lions fan I would have rather seen them try to land a solid cornerback, maybe Janoris Jenkins whom I am shocked is still on the board. But when Matthew Stafford is the future of the franchise, I like this pick to protect the Lions future.
24. Pittsburgh Steelers - David DeCastro
Similar to the Lions situation the Steelers needed a guy to help keep time on Big Ben’s clock, ultimately the reason the Steelers were ousted from the playoffs by the Broncos. Great motor, doesn’t let up, phenomenal run blocker, protected number one draft pick Andrew Luck throughout his career.
25. New England Patriots - Dont’a Hightower
Who is going to stop New England? After moving up to grab Chandler Jones the Pats turn around two picks later to pick up a very instinctive linebacker in Hightower. Great run stopper, strong pass defender and fundamental tackler, wraps up ball carriers at legs with ease. New England scores big at 25, figured Hightower would be gone earlier then this.
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