NFL Mock Draft: Who will New York Jets select?

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Jul 20, 2014; Greensboro, NC, USA; Wake Forest Demon Deacons cornerback Kevin Johnson addresses the media during the ACC football media day at the Grandover Resort. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

21. player. 56. . OL. Stanford. andrus peat

The Cincinnati Bengals had one of the best offensive lines in football last season. They only allowed 23 sacks, and they also had a Top-10 rushing offense. Part of the reason for that success has been tackles Andrew Whitworth and Andre Smith. The bad news for the Bengals is that this is the last year of both of their contracts.

With two tackles as impending free agents, the Bengals would be wise to use the 21st pick on Andrus Peat. With the 21st pick, Peat would be a good value for the Bengals, and could replace one of their tackles.

Peat can play at left tackle, but he would have to improve against elite edge pass-rushers, and is best suited on the right side. Coming into the NFL, Peat is a much better run-blocker than pass-blocker, and that makes him a great option for the Bengals at right tackle.

Its possible Peat wouldn’t play much in 2015 even though he is game ready. A strong training camp from Peat however could force his way into a starting spot.

player. 55. . CB. Wake Forest. kevin johnson. 22

The once daunted Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense is a shell of itself, and they have been drafting defense to get younger. Last season, the Steelers were one of the worst teams at defending the pass, and drafting a player in the secondary makes sense.

With the 22nd pick in the draft the Steelers should select Kevin Johnson from Wake Forest. Johnson has been a starter for the last three seasons at Wake Forest, and in 2014 was a lockdown cornerback.

Last season, Johnson allowed only 24 completions to players he was guarding. He finished his career at Wake Forest totaling seven interceptions, and 38 passes defended. The Steelers could desperately use some talent in their secondary, and Johnson would be a great fit.

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