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Stripe Hype FINAL Mock Draft

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26. Houston Texans

Rueben Randle
WR, LSU
The Texans have gotten inconsistent production at the WR position outside of Andre Johnson, and Randle gives them one of the most dynamic WR duos in the NFL.

27. New England Patriots (from New Orleans)

Nick Perry
DE, USC

The Patriots are in serious need of pass-rushing help after the departures of Shaun Ellis and Andre Carter, and Perry is the best pass-rusher on the board.

28. Green Bay Packers

Andre Branch
DE, Clemson
The Packers never could find a consistent pass-rush last season, and it ultimately cost the team with the NFL’s best record. Branch is strong enough to play DE in the Packers’ 3-4 scheme, while also providing good run support.

29. Baltimore Ravens

Shea McClellin
OLB, Boise State
After the Ravens lost Jarret Johnson and DE Corry Redding, the team now needs to upgrade their outside pass-rush, and McClellin is versitile enough to do just that from his natural LB spot, or he can line up at DE.

30. San Francisco 49ers

Kendall Wright
WR, Baylor
The 49ers demise last season came in the NFC Championship when their WRs could catch a ball to save their lives. The team hasn’t had a consistent WR threat since Terrell Owens was burning defensive backs (and his QB), so the team drafts the best receiver on the board. Wright was a dominant force at Baylor, and will become the go-to WR for Alex Smith.

31. New England Patriots

Jerel Worthy
DT, Michigan State
The Patriots waste no time in continuing to upgrade their porous defense by now looking to shore up their interior defensive line by selecting Worthy, who was a dominant force in the Big 10 last season, and will instantly upgrade the Pats’ ability to stop the run.

32. New York Giants
Mike Adams
OT, Ohio State
With the final pick of the 1st-round, the Giants continue their philosophy of selecting the best-available player in Adams, who was projected as a top-15 pick prior to his combine performance in which he had only 19 reps on the bench-press. Adams was a rock at LT all year for the Buckeyes, and displayed great pass-blocking ability, while also being an effective run-blocker despite his lack of strength. His technique is very crisp, and with some time in an NFL weight room, he’ll be protecting Eli Manning’s back in no time.

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