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Last week, we dove into a “What Each Team Should Do” Mock Draft, but this go around we’re going to tackle the seemingly never ending free agency period.
Obviously, most of the big names and big talents have landed with their new teams by now, but there’s still talent out there to be had. So, we’re going to give those guys some screen time here and find them some legitimate homes for the 2021-22 season!
With out further ado, here we go!
Arizona Cardinals: RB Le’Veon Bell
The Cardinals need to get some sort of running game established to help Kyler Murray. Bell isn’t what he once was, but can certainly still provide help in space, which Arizona should be able to provide him.
Atlanta Falcons: RB James Connor
The Falcons still have the skeleton of a very prolific offense, but the RB situation has hindered them for years. Connor has never been a true three-down RB, but he can certainly help in early-down work for the Falcons.
Baltimore Ravens: DB Malik Hooker
The Ravens don’t have a ton of needs. However, with Tony Jefferson set to land elsewhere, they need some help on the back end of the defense. Hooker has a lot of prime years left and could be a cheap investment for a team looking to get over the hump this season.
Buffalo Bills: EDGE Olivier Vernon
The Bills need to get back on track on defense. They’ve got a lot of good youth, but the team struggled to put pressure on opposing QBs last season. Though Vernon is past his prime, he’s still a very good utility pass rusher and can help alleviate the need to draft an EDGE
Cincinnati Bengals: OT Russell Okung
Cincinnati needs to continue its investment in Joe Burrow by keeping him upright. This move gives them the flexibility to draft Burrow’s favorite LSU target, Ja’mar Chase, in this year’s draft, should they so desire.
Cleveland Browns: EDGE Jadeveon Clowney
The Browns have been flirting with the idea of Clowney pretty much all off-season and it’s time to make it happen.
Dallas Cowboys: CB Richard Sherman
Dan Quinn comes to town and needs to make a strong impression early with this defense. Sherman, a longtime staple within Quinn’s defense, would be a fantastic solution for some of Dallas’ remaining needs heading into the season.
Denver Broncos: QB Alex Smith
As a Chiefs fan, I hate this. However, the Broncos need some consistency and professionalism from the QB position. They’ve built a pretty solid roster around Lock and this gives the Broncos options as they look to the future.
Green Bay Packers: CB Casey Hayward
The return of Hayward really helps both sides here. The Packers have struggled in coverage for years and returning one of their best players over the last decade certainly doesn’t hurt.
Indianapolis Colts: EDGE Justin Houston
The Colts have had a very good off-season and that continues by bringing back a solid veteran pass rusher.
Kansas City Chiefs: OT Eric Fisher
When you invest heavily in your QB, you have to continue to do so. The Chiefs have ignored the left tackle spot so far, and bringing back a familiar face gives them some flexibility when it comes to the draft.
Las Vegas Raiders: OT Rick Wagner
The Raiders literally disposed of their entire offensive line this off-season. Wagner isn’t flashy, but he’ll be a body with experience for Las Vegas.
Los Angeles Chargers: CB Brian Poole
The Chargers need some help at cornerback. Poole actually had a very good season for the Jets in 2020 and should be a good veteran addition for LA.
Los Angeles Rams: IOL Austin Reiter
The Rams are now considered in the mix for the Super Bowl with the trade for QB Matthew Stafford, but they’ll need to protect him.
Miami Dolphins: EDGE Aldon Smith
The Dolphins have one of the best rosters in football and a resurgent pass rusher fills an immediate need.
Minnesota Vikings: IOL Trai Turner
Turner fell off the map last season in LA, but the Vikings need some healthy bodies on the interior and he gives the team some options heading into the draft.
New England Patriots: WR Kenny Stills
Most have forgotten that Stills was a true number one for the Dolphins a few seasons ago, and really continued to produce in Houston. However, since then, the fall for Stills has been unexplained. The Patriots love reclamation projects and Stills could be a potential steal.
New Orleans Saints: LB KJ Wright
The Saints are doing their best to hold the title window open with Jameis Winston at QB. The best way to do that is to continue investing in defense and weapons.
New York Giants: CB Bashaud Breeland
Breeland is probably the best remaining CB option for a lot of teams. A starter for the Chiefs over the past several seasons, Breeland could be a nice fit for a rebuilding team.
New York Jets: EDGE Ryan Kerrigan
Kerrigan is past his prime years, but the Jets need some pass rush and he can be a cheap fill in for this season.
Philadelphia Eagles: CB Steven Nelson
The Eagles need some CB help, and hopefully at an affordable rate. Nelson isn’t the flashiest of players and certainly has his weaknesses, but the Eagles are running out of options.
Pittsburgh Steelers: OT Alejandro Villanueva
The Steelers bring back a staple on their offensive line.
San Francisco 49ers: CB Pierre Desir
With the departure of Richard Sherman, the 49ers could use some secondary depth. Desir has quietly been a very consistent option for teams in the past few seasons.
Seattle Seahawks: WR Antonio Brown
Antonio Brown wants to win at this stage. After having played with Hall of Famers in Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady, why not team up with another in Russell Wilson?
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: EDGE Melvin Ingram
Ingram is merely a situational pass rusher at this stage, but what better way to make the defending champs even more dangerous?
Tennessee Titans: WR Isaiah Ford
Josh Reynolds is a nice addition, but there’s not a lot of speed at the WR position for the Titans right now. Ford is the perfect utility option/deep threat that could take the Titans’ offense to a new level.
Washington Football Team: DB Tre Boston
Boston reunites with his former HC in Washington and another veteran presence is welcomed for an up-and-coming squad.
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