25. Houston Texans: Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State (Original Pick (By Cleveland): Jabrill Peppers, DB, Michigan)
Jabrill Peppers was one of the most polarizing prospects of this draft cycle. His position in the NFL was a question mark and not many analysts had him as a first-round pick. He’s enjoyed a decent career, but after being traded to the Giants in the Odell Beckham Jr. trade, he has never quite established himself.
Dalvin Cook is one of the most explosive running backs in the NFL and would have worked with a team that didn’t have a lot of offensive talent outside of Deandre Hopkins.
26. Seattle Seahawks: Haason Reddick, EDGE, Temple (Original Pick (By Atlanta): Takkarist McKinley, EDGE, UCLA)
Takk McKinley has had a weird career in the NFL. After recording 13 sacks across his first two seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, he’s only managed 6 sacks in the last three seasons. His exit from the Falcons was bizarre when the Falcons waived him for nothing after refusing to honor his trade requests.
Reddick was viewed as a disappointment the first three years of his career before breaking out in 2020. He signed with the Eagles this past March after an 11.0 sack 2021 season with the Panthers.
27. Kansas City Chiefs: JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC (Original Pick (By Buffalo): Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU)
Earlier in the article, Tre White was described as an elite corner. The fact that the Bills got him in the late 1st round, after trading down nonetheless, is about as good of a value as a team will get when not drafting a quarterback.
After signing with the Chiefs in March, it seems funny that the Chiefs end up with JuJu Smith-Schuster in this re-draft. Remember, the Chiefs didn’t end up with Mahomes in this scenario, so to help build around Alex Smith, the Chiefs give him another weapon to play with.
28. Dallas Cowboys: Budda Baker, S, Washington (Original Pick: Taco Charlton, EDGE, Michigan)
Another disappointing pick in this area of the draft. Charlton only lasted two seasons in Dallas before bouncing around from Miami to Kansas City to Pittsburgh and now New Orleans. He has just 11.5 sacks over his five NFL seasons.
Budda Baker has always been a good player for the Arizona Cardinals. In five seasons, he’s recorded five interceptions and 7.5 sacks.