2016 NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Picks 21-31

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21. Washington Redskins - A'Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama

Robinson being available at this spot presents Washington with the ideal pick to address a leaky run defense that surrendered 4.8 yards per carry in 2015. The Alabama product should be a stout nose tackle at the next level, but his athleticism will also give him the potential to develop as an interior pass-rusher.

22. Houston Texans - Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor

With each of the top three quarterbacks off the board, the Texans bolster the passing game by adding a receiver to complement DeAndre Hopkins. Coleman may be the most explosive player in this draft, and he'd feast on the single coverage he'd see in Houston opposite an All-Pro wideout.

23. Minnesota Vikings - Josh Doctson, WR, TCU

If the Vikings hope to move the ball with consistency as Adrian Peterson approaches the downside of his career, management had better get Teddy Bridgewater some weapons in the passing game. Doctson is a polished route runner who has the size, body control, and vertical ability to consistently win over the top of defenders.

24. Cincinnati Bengals - Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame

Fuller is the third consecutive receiver off the board late in the first round, as the Bengals address a significant void left by impending free agents Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones. Much like the fit of Coleman in Houston, Fuller's explosiveness will be tough for defenses to handle while rolling coverage to A.J. Green.

25. Pittsburgh Steelers - Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State

The Steelers could add to the cornerback position with one of many starters available in free agency, but building through the draft is more in line with this team's philosophy. Apple could immediately emerge as the top corner on a Pittsburgh defense that opposing quarterbacks picked apart throughout the 2015 season.

26. Seattle Seahawks - Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor

Each of the Seahawks' starting defensive tackles is headed for free agency. While either could return on a team-friendly deal, Billings could prove to be a substantial upgrade. The Baylor standout is a well-rounded nose tackle prospect, possessing traits that should see him contribute both as a run defender and as a disruptive pass-rusher at the next level.

27. Green Bay Packers - Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State

Inside linebacker is far and away the most noticeable weakness on an otherwise strong Green Bay roster. Ted Thompson will never draft with that factor in mind, but this is where need and value perfectly overlap. Lee's stock is surging after an impressive combine, and he could be the type of interior playmaker who allows the Packers to move Clay Matthews back to the edge.

28. Kansas City Chiefs - Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State

Eric Fisher still hasn't developed into the franchise left tackle the Chiefs thought they were getting at No. 1 overall in 2012. Conklin could step in as the long-term starter at that spot, allowing Fisher to remain on the right side where he's looked more comfortable.

29. Arizona Cardinals - Emmanuel Ogbah, OLB, Oklahoma State

The Cardinals have to find difference-makers up front if they are to best utilize the dominant group in the secondary. Ogbah, an impressive athlete who recorded 13 sacks as a junior, would finally give the defense a player capable of creating consistent pressure off the edge.

30. Carolina Panthers - William Jackson III, CB, Houston

Jackson is trending in the right direction after posting a 4.37-second 40 time at the combine. That speed, in combination with his length and ability to make plays on the ball, will give him every opportunity to develop into a long-term starter. Carolina landing such a player opposite Josh Norman could put the defense over the top.

31. Denver Broncos - Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss

The Broncos can justify taking a chance on a top talent seemingly sliding down draft boards. Nkemdiche, who may be a top 10 player in terms of pure on-field ability, would step in as a five-technique end after the likely free-agent departure of Malik Jackson. Wade Philips should get the most out of his potential.

* Patriots forfeit first-round pick as part of Deflategate sanctions

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