23. Carolina Panthers: D.K. Metcalf, WR Mississippi
I think Devin Funchess is a good player, but with Greg Olsen sidelined with an injury it is clear that the Panthers need more weapons for Cam Newton to take advantage of. Metcalf is a big guy at 6’4” something the Panthers have looked for in wide receivers before, drafting Funchess and Kelvin Benjamin, both of whom are at least 6’4”. Metcalf plays in an offense with A.J. Brown, another potential first-round wide receiver. Brown has caught more passes so far this season but Metcalf has been impressive turning in more yards per catch and touchdowns. That coupled with his similarity to past receivers Carolina has drafted makes me lean towards Metcalf here.
24. Green Bay Packers: Brian Burns, EDGE Florida State
I have seen several mock drafts go wide receiver for the Packers. In my opinion,, however, the offense has plenty of weapons for an elite quarterback like Aaron Rodgers, but the defense still needs to do their part. Brian Burns would give the team another guy to get after opposing quarterbacks and would be a very good safety net for the inevitable moment when father time catches up with the team’s 32-year-old star, Clay Matthews.