The second half of the first 10 picks aren't talked about as much as the first half. But this year's 6-10 were very interesting, and it all starts with who the Jets got at number 6.
The Jets took Mel Kiper's number one overall player in the draft, Leonard Williams, DE from USC. Williams was projected to go in the top three, so for the Jets to get him at six was a great pick. This will definitely improve their defense. As I said, he was supposed to go earlier than sixth, so this is way up there in value picks in the draft (probably second behind Randy Gregory, who the Cowboys got at 60.) Williams gets to be a big part of a growing defense along with Darrelle Revis, which will be fun.
With the 7th pick, the Bears took Kevin White, receiver from West Virginia. White is a good fit for the Bears considering they just traded away top receiver Brandon Marshall in the offseason. Now all they need is a quarterback and a defense. If you couldn't tell, that was kind of sarcastic. They need a lot of changes on defense.
At eight, the Falcons got Vic Beasley, OLB/DE from Clemson. Beasley can be one of the many fillings they need on their defense. They definitely got at least a little bit better with this pick. I personally thought that they would get RB Todd Gurley from Georgia. But Beasley is definitely a start to fixing their defense.
Ereck Flowers was taken by the Giants ninth. Flowers is an OG from Miami(pun intended), he is a big 'ol dude and if he stays out of trouble, he can help the Giants protect their terrible excuse for a QB. They have one of the best receivers in the NFL and another coming off an injury that was good before. They will finish third in the NFC East as long as the Cowboys and Eagles don't have any major injuries.
The Rams had the tenth pick, and with it, they took Todd Gurley. Gurley got hurt last year in the middle of his Heisman-caliber season. Rams head coach Jeff Fischer said that even if Todd has to miss the whole upcoming season, the pick was worth it because he is so good. The Rams have a great defense and with Gurley, they could start to build up an offense and maybe go somewhere soon.
-Blake McBride, MHS