2017 NFL Mock Draft 3.0: Picks 21-32

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21. Detroit Lions - Derek Barnett, EDGE, Tennessee

A stacked draft class is the only reason Barnett remains on the board at this point in the first round. Detroit would be wise to capitalize on the brief slide and grab a bookend for Ziggy Ansah.

22. Miami Dolphins - O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

Howard sits atop one of the most talented tight end classes in recent memory. Along with the clear big-play ability in the passing game, his proficiency as an in-line blocker would make him a valuable addition to Miami's offense.

23. New York Giants - Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State

A disappointing combine pushes Cook down the board, but a player with his tape can only fall so far. New York makes a major upgrade to the ground game and takes some pressure off Odell Beckham Jr.

24. Oakland Raiders - Haason Reddick, LB, Temple

Reddick will be moving from edge to off-ball linebacker at the next level. After standout performances at the Senior Bowl and combine, the Raiders should be more than willing to gamble on him solving their woes at that spot.

25. Houston Texans - Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama

A quarterback is possible here, but let's work under the assumption that a veteran is targeted to capitalize on Houston's Super Bowl window. Robinson is an immediate upgrade at right tackle and a long-term solution on the left.

26. Seattle Seahawks - Kevin King, CB, Washington

King absolutely tore up the combine. His test scores across the board were unbelievable, and he has a promising college tape to match. The 6-foot-3 cornerback has Seahawks written all over him.

27. Kansas City Chiefs - Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech

Kansas City isn't winning a Super Bowl with Alex Smith. Mahomes has as much upside as any passer in this class, and Andy Reid could have him ready to step in as the starter sooner rather than later.

28. Dallas Cowboys - Taco Charlton, EDGE, Michigan

Charlton, another edge defender who drops for little reason other than a loaded class, falls right into the Cowboys' lap at No. 28. He solves a significant need as an every-down player at defensive end.

29. Green Bay Packers - David Njoku, TE, Miami

Green Bay's offense was completely different with and without Jared Cook last year, as a consistent threat at tight end takes the passing attack to another level. Njoku is a matchup nightmare from that spot.

30. Pittsburgh Steelers - Teez Tabor, CB, Florida

Pittsburgh can't afford to ignore the secondary in a draft that provides every opportunity to find much-needed solutions. Tabor is another potential lockdown defender with the size and length to cover No. 1 wideouts.

31. Atlanta Falcons - Tim Williams, EDGE, Alabama

The Falcons will continue to struggle getting after the quarterback for as long as pass-protections can be slid to Vic Beasley. Williams gives Atlanta an incredibly dangerous edge tandem for years to come.

32. New England Patriots - Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State

New England won't pay up to retain Logan Ryan if his market even approaches its potential. Conley makes it five cornerbacks taken in the first round, and he enters camp as the favorite to start opposite Malcolm Butler.

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