19. Philadelphia Eagles: Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Clemson
Now on the clock for the third time in this draft, the Philadelphia Eagles add Andrew Booth, Jr. from Clemson. One of the top cornerbacks in this class, Booth would give them some much-needed talent and youth at the position.
Right now, the NFC East has some elite players at wide receiver and Philly has had some trouble with a couple of them. Adding Booth should help them slow down those players.
20. Pittsburgh Steelers: Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina
After the 2021 season ended, the Pittsburgh Steelers said goodbye to Ben Roethlisberger who elected to call it a career. They now have to decide what to do going forward and while turning to Mason Rudolph is a plan, it might not be a great one.
Rudolph has done fine when he has played but he doesn’t scream “leader.” That’s why it would make sense for them to target a rookie in this class and while they are rumored to have an interest in Malik Willis, they’re not likely to land him at No. 20 with how much his star is rising.
However, they could still find a potential starter in a man who is flying under the radar, Sam Howell. He didn’t do a ton to put himself over the top this season but Howell is still a solid option and performed well in the Senior Bowl drills. He feels like a guy many have talked themselves out of, but maybe they shouldn’t have.