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17) Oakland Raiders select CB Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State
Oakland bringing in Banks would be one of the smarter moves for McKenzie to make. Banks may not be a top prospect, but he fits the new football player philosophy that McKenzie has, over the athlete philosophy that Al Davis had.
18) San Diego Chargers select S Tony Jefferson, Oklahoma
The Chargers have been looking for someone to pair with Eric Weddle ever since Weddle proved to be a top-tier safety. However, they will have to continue looking if they want a pro-bowler. Jefferson will be closer to a Ryan Clark than a Troy Polamalu.
19) Chicago Bears select OT Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
The Bears select Bruce Matthews' son and have him start at left tackle right away. Between Matthews and Carimi, the Bears would finally have some bookends to protect Cutler for a long time.
20) Tennessee Titans select LB Chase Thomas, Stanford
Tennessee took their starting caliber weak-side linebacker in Zach Brown this year, but they need someone who can come in and start on the strong side as well as contribute on passing downs as a rusher. Thomas can do both and will be a stud in the NFL as that.
21) Cincinnati Bengals select S T.J. McDonald, Southern Cal
Taylor Mays will be entering his last year under contract and there is question as to whether he will end up starting long-term in the NFL. McDonald can play strong safety next to Nelson and will end up becoming what Mays was supposed to be.
22) Atlanta Falcons select TE Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame
Size, speed, intelligence. Everything that embodies a top tight end in the NFL. Eifert has all of it and then some, and could be the next great tight end in the NFL. Atlanta will need someone to replace Gonzalez, and Eifert should do that easily.
23) Detroit Lions select OT Chris Faulk, LSU
Detroit did just take Riley Reiff, however they could look to replace both tackle spots by taking Faulk, and having Faulk and Reiff start in the 2013 season. Faulk is a great fit for an NFL tackle, however he may not be a left tackle long-term.
Verdict: Dud at LT, stud at RT
24) Pittsburgh Steelers select NT Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State
Hankins is a good player and a space-eater. However, he is not the next Casey Hampton and the Steelers shouldn't expect him to be. Hankins will do best when they rotate him with Ta'amu to create a good rotation instead of being forced to have all the responsibilities.