DC Writers NFL Mock Draft: Picks 17-24

After selecting picks 1-8 and 9-16, it’s time our writers concentrated on picks 17-24.

With the 17th pick of the 2014 NFL draft, the Baltimore Ravens select…

Marqise Lee – WR – USC

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Pick by Tommy Gibbs

The Ravens still haven’t replaced the loss of Boldin, and need a viable #2 man to pair with Torrey Smith. With the top two WR prospects gone, Lee is the obvious option. With Lee, Smith and hopefully healthy Pitta, Flacco should have no excuses.

With the 18th pick in the draft the New York Jets select…

Justin Gilbert – CB – Oregon State

Pick by Jon Goddard

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2014 will be the season of the cornerback arms race as teams try and emulate the Seahawks defensive model. The Jets find themselves in unfamiliar territory in the AFC East as for the first time they have a weaker secondary than the Patriots (and arguably the Dolphins). Look for them to try and resolve that situation in the first round.

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