10. Dallas Cowboys: CB Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech
The Cowboys just locked up their franchise quarterback Dak Prescott to a 4-year/$160 million deal. Dallas has an explosive offense with Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup, and Ezekiel Elliot to support Prescott. Defense is clearly a need for this Dallas team, especially in the secondary. The Cowboys drafted Trevon Diggs in last year’s draft and they go with another defensive back with this pick. Caleb Farley is an underrated prospect in the draft. Many look at Surtain as the best cornerback prospect in the draft, but there could be an argument made for Farley. The Virginia Tech product stands at 6’2, 207 pounds and is an all-around cornerback. Farley offers versatility with his ability to cover inside and outside. The Cowboys will possess two cornerbacks that can cause issues for opposing receivers.
11. New York Giants: WR Jaylen Waddle, Alabama
The Giants are committed to Daniel Jones’ development and can really help Jones out with a speedster. Jaylen Waddle offers top-end speed with the ability to create separation with his elusiveness. His speed allows him to have cushions of space with cornerbacks playing soft coverage to limit his chances of beating them deep. Jones will have plenty of easy throws to Waddle in the short-passing game, allowing Jones to find rhythm early on in a game. With the departure of Golden Tate, look for Waddle to take over the slot position for the Giants.
12. San Francisco 49ers: QB Mac Jones, Alabama
Like Zach Wilson, there is definitely some buzz around Mac Jones leading up to the draft. Jones has been compared to future Hall-of-Famer Tom Brady. Let’s slow down there, but Jones is still a solid prospect who can be a better option for a team who was in the Super Bowl a couple of seasons ago. Jimmy Garoppolo clearly has a ceiling and it may be time for the 49ers to move on. San Francisco can save $23.6 million in cap space if they cut or trade Garoppolo this offseason. The 49ers want a quarterback who can handle Kyle Shanahan’s system, and who is better than a quarterback who is vastly cheaper and has more talent.