The Pittsburgh Steelers take the cornerback that the LA Chargers should stay far away from
23. New York Jets: Kwity Paye, EDGE, Michigan
The New York Jets have the pieces on offense. They take the new quarterback in Zach Wilson, they have a decent receiving corps and they just took a left tackle in the first round last year. While they could add a running back, that should wait until the later rounds.
Instead, the Jets add to the defense and get Robert Saleh a promising prospect for the defensive line in Kwity Paye. We saw what Saleh did with the front seven in San Francisco and this is part of the building process to repeating that in New York.
24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech
Caleb Farley is someone who has a lot of potential that the LA Chargers should completely ignore and pretend doesn’t exist. His injury concerns are real and if Tom Telesco takes another prospect with injury history only for them to get hurt I think we should all denounce our fandoms.
In all seriousness, this is a risk that the Steelers can take this late in the draft. They already have a good defense and good secondary and Farley is not going to be asked to take on too much responsibility in year one.
If it does not work it does not work. If it works then Pittsburgh could have the best 1-2 secondary duo in the league with Minkah Fitzpatrick and Farley.
25. Jacksonville Jaguars: Landon Dickerson, IOL, Alabama
Landon Dickerson has climbed as the best interior offensive lineman in the draft and the Jacksonville Jaguars take him with the 25th overall pick to help protect their new franchise quarterback, Trevor Lawrence.