22. Tennessee Titans: EDGE Zaven Collins, Tulsa
The Titans lack playmakers on the defensive side of the ball, and Zaven Collins is what Tennessee is missing. Collins made plays all over the field during his time at Tulsa. The Tulsa product plays at full speed every snap and never takes a play off. His catching ability is an aspect of his game that does not get mentioned a whole lot, but he can really make plays on the ball in coverage. Collins is also ultra-aggressive in defending the run, showing great ability in tracking the ball and setting the edge. The Titans may feel inclined to take a receiver at this pick, but Collins can solve some of the defense’s problems.
23. New York Jets: CB Jaycee Horn, South Carolina
After addressing the quarterback position by drafting Zach Wilson, the Jets grab a cornerback who can be a disruptor against the pass. Jaycee Horn finds ways to frustrate receivers in many ways and has a knack for contesting balls at the catch point. Horn has great hands and finds ways to knock the ball out of receivers’ hands. Horn does struggle with tackling, but the South Carolina product can keep up with anyone on the outside. Many people will wonder why a receiver does not come off the board here, but the Jets will address that need through free agency. Do not be surprised if New York throws tons of cash at players like Juju Smith-Schuster and Will Fuller.
24. Pittsburgh Steelers: RB Najee Harris, Alabama
The first running back comes off the board when the Steelers take Najee Harris. There is no way the Steelers pay James Conner this offseason. Last season, Conner could never stay on the field consistently due to nagging injuries. Pittsburgh ranked last in rushing offense last season, and at this point in Ben Roethlisberger’s career, you cannot depend on the 39-year-old throwing 30-35 passes a game. The Steelers need to establish the run-game and help out their defense by sustaining drives. Najee Harris possesses great agility and ability to make defenders miss in the open field. Harris will bring a new dynamic to the Steelers’ offense, and will allow Pittsburgh to utilize the play-action pass.