26. Paxton Lynch, Denver Broncos: N/A
Lynch is competing for the backup job behind Russell Wilson in Seattle. The Broncos trading for Joe Flacco in March and trading up for Drew Lock in Round 2 last week is part of the domino effect of John Elway missing badly on Lynch.
27. Kenny Clark, Green Bay Packers: Exercised
Ted Thompson's penultimate first-round pick as Packers general manager, Clark has been better than advertised: A stout run stuffer, as expected, but with outstanding disruptiveness (career-high 6 sacks last season, 10.5 over the past two years) and some positional flexibility. Despite a regime and scheme change, he looks like a foundational part of Green Bay's defense.
28. Joshua Garnett, San Francisco 49ers: Declined
Failed 49ers coach Chip Kelly traded back into Round 1 for Garnett, a Day 2-3 prospect on most boards who's played to that projection. He lost his starting job last season and enters Year 4 with 11 combined starts.
29. Robert Nkemdiche, Arizona Cardinals: Declined
Despite playing his best football last season, Nkemdiche will hit the 2020 open market, where teams figure to find a tantalizing prospect who can be a difference maker ... when the mood strikes him. We'd say keep an eye on a potential reunion with Bruce Arians in Tampa, but it was actually one-and-done Cardinals HC Steve Wilks, now the Browns defensive coordinator, who squeezed the most from Nkemdiche last year.
30. DL Vernon Butler, Carolina Panthers: Declined
Dave Gettleman may know "hog mollies," but he missed on his final first-rounder in Carolina with Butler, who has never become a productive rotational rusher, never mind serviceable starter. He has outstanding physical traits but hasn't shown the want-to needed to maximize them.
31. OL Germain Ifedi, Seattle Seahhawks: Reportedly Declined
Among the most penalized players in the NFL since his arrival, Ifedi has started 44 of 48 regular-season games, cycling back and forth between guard and tackle. He seemed to settle in a bit last year, his first with respected OL coach Mike Solari in place of the awful Tom Cable, at right tackle, cutting down on penalties and ramping up his competitiveness against outside speed. So he's shown improvement, and Seattle gives its draft picks every chance to succeed, but it wasn't enough to have his nearly $10 million option exercised.