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  1. Free Agency, Trades, 2 Rounds

    I know I just posted one of these, but I wanted to make some adjustments after hearing some feedback along with adding a second round. Still getting familiar with prospects, so a lot of it is placing players with teams that have the need. Lots of guys are interchangeable at this point in the process. Only included the top free agents that I think are notable enough to tweak some teams’ draft plans. Free Agency/Trades QB Nick Foles - Traded to Dolphins Ryan Tannehill - Signs with Patriots Teddy Bridgewater - Resigns with Saints Joe Flacco - Signs with Jaguars Ryan Fitzpatrick - Resigns with Buccaneers Tyrod Taylor - Signs with Texans RB Le’Veon Bell - Signs with Jets Kareem Hunt - Signs with Bears Mark Ingram - Resigns with Saints Tevin Coleman - Signs with Bills Jay Ajayi - Signs with Colts WR Antonio Brown - Traded to 49ers Chris Hogan - Signs with Titans Golden Tate - Signs with Colts Randall Cobb - Signs with Ravens Cole Beasley - Signs with Lions Devin Funchess - Resigns with Panthers Tyrell Williams - Signs with Jets Dez Bryant - Resigns with Saints John Brown - Signs with Cardinals TE Jared Cook - Resigns with Raiders Jesse James - Signs with Broncos Tyler Eifert - Resigns with Bengals Geoff Swaim - Resigns with Cowboys OL Trent Brown - Resigns with Patriots Roger Saffold - Resigns with Rams Ja’Wuan James - Resigns with Dolphins Donovan Smith - Signs with Texans Daryl Williams - Signs with Vikings Matt Paradis - Signs with Bills Mitch Morse - Resigns with Chiefs Ty Nsekhe - Signs with Bengals DE DeMarcus Lawrence - Resigns with Cowboys Jadeveon Clowney - Resigns with Texans Frank Clark - Resigns with Seahawks Trey Flowers - Resigns with Patriots Dee Ford - Resigns with Chiefs Ezekiel Ansah - Signs with Raiders Brandon Graham - Signs with Titans Za’Darius Smith - Signs with Jets Dante Fowler Jr. - Signs with Colts Cameron Wake - Resigns with Dolphins DT Grady Jarrett - Resigns with Falcons Ndamukong Suh - Signs with Browns Sheldon Richardson - Signs with Bills Muhammad Wilkerson - Resigns with Packers David Irving - Signs with Jets Danny Shelton - Signs with Lions Henry Anderson - Resigns with Jets LB Anthony Barr - Resigns with Vikings CJ Mosley - Resigns with Ravens Shane Ray - Signs with Chiefs KJ Wright - Resigns with Seahawks Preston Smith - Signs with Colts Jordan Hicks - Signs with Browns Shaquil Barrett - Signs with Seahawks Deone Bucannon - Signs with Steelers Clay Matthews - Signs with Bengals Derrick Morgan - Signs with Packers CB Jason Verrett - Resigns with Chargers Ronald Darby - Resigns with Eagles Bradley Roby - Resigns with Broncos Darqueze Dennard - Signs with Cardinals Morris Claiborne - Resigns with Jets Kareem Jackson - Resigns with Texans Brent Grimes - Signs with Broncos Bryce Callahan - Resigns with Bears Steven Nelson - Signs with Bengals Pierre Desir - Resigns with Colts S Landon Collins - Resigns with Giants Earl Thomas - Signs with Cowboys Adrian Amos - Signs with Packers Lamarcus Joyner - Signs with Redskins HaHa Clinton-Dix - Signs with 49ers Eric Reid - Resigns with Panthers George Iloka - Signs with Colts Tyrann Mathieu - Signs with Chiefs Tre Boston - Resigns with Cardinals Draft Round 1 Arizona Cardinals: Nick Bosa, DE Ohio State The Cardinals could go in many different directions here, but with a roster that lacks star power, Bosa is the safest way to go. Putting Bosa across from Chandler Jones will create a dynamic 1-2 punch. San Francisco 49ers: Josh Allen, DE Kentucky Even with the recent investments on the defensive line, the need for an edge rusher is still obvious. Allen could be what Aldon Smith should’ve been, and can be a 10+ sack guy day one. Expect plenty of trade calls starting here. *Jacksonville Jaguars: Dwayne Haskins, QB Ohio State Jaguars trade #7, #38, and their 2020 1st round pick to New York for #3 and their 2019 5th round pick Regardless of whatever QB action goes on in free agency, (I have them signing Flacco in this scenario) a long term option here is needed. Jacksonville has to jump New York and other teams looking to trade up to get their choice of a QB. Oakland Raiders: Quinnen Williams, DT Alabama Defensive tackle isn’t the biggest need in Oakland, but the star potential in Williams is too much to pass up. The Raiders are armed with three 1st round selections, so the direction they go at #4 sets the tone for Mayock in his first draft. He and Gruden are seem comfortable with going the BPA route. *Denver Broncos: Drew Lock, QB Missouri Denver trades #10, #72, and their 2020 1st round pick to Tampa Bay for #5 Unless this is a smokescreen, it seems John Elway is enamored with Lock. Staying at #10 is too much of a risk with teams ready to trade in front of them. Elway doesn’t shy away from adding new QB’s and Keemun clearly isn’t the answer. New York Giants: Clelin Ferrell, DE Clemson The Kyler Murray rumors should be red hot here, with fans dreaming about the possibility of a Murray/Barkley/OBJ trio. New York sticks to the plan and takes the top player remaining on their board. The pass rush struggled after the JPP trade, so the hope is Ferrell can step right in and be the next great Giants DE. New York Jets (via JAX): Jonah Williams, OT Alabama After the trade down, New York puts themselves in a better position to pick their next franchise left tackle while also adding some draft capital they lost in the Darnold trade last season. Williams can start at guard until he’s ready. Detroit Lions: Rashan Gary, DE Michigan I expect this pick to be the best defensive lineman remaining here. Gary will replace the departed Ansah and will hope to bring to life a pass rush that’s been stagnant the last few years. *Washington Redskins: Kyler Murray, QB Oklahoma Washington trades #15, their 2019 5th round pick, and their 2020 1st round pick to Buffalo for #9 and their 2019 4th round pick Washington is in a tough situation with no viable QB option (for the present or future) and little cap room to fix it. The Redskins pull the trigger on a trade up for Murray, who can add a much needed spark to an offense that desperately needs it. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via DEN): Jawaan Taylor, OT Florida With Bruce Arians now in charge, the offense could look a little different in 2019. Donovan Smith is a free agent and if Winston is the guy, protection is needed. Taylor can start right away. Cincinnati Bengals: Devin White, LB LSU With an already solid roster, the Bengals can proceed with their BPA approach, while also filling a major need. White is an athletic linebacker that can replace Burfict if he’s forced into retirement. *Cleveland Browns: Ed Oliver, DT Houston Cleveland trades #17, #81, and #134 to Green Bay Packers for #12 and their 2020 5th round pick For the first time in a while, the Browns come into the draft with few glaring needs. With their usual stockpile of picks, Dorsey and company trade up a few spots for Oliver, who falls further than expected due to size and character concerns. Cleveland feels the need to trade up because every team from 12-16 could be in line for his services. Miami Dolphins: Greedy Williams, CB LSU After surrendering a 3rd round pick for Nick Foles, Miami can now focus their attention to the defense. Williams could form a great duo with Xavien Howard, or replace him if the trade “rumors” come to fruition. New head coach Brian Flores gets his Stephon Gilmore. Atlanta Falcons: Jeffery Simmons, DT Mississippi State It’s no secret Atlanta needs help up front. Even with the resigning of Jarrett, Simmons could still be the target to add to a young line that now looks like a solid group. Buffalo Bills (via WAS): Cody Ford, OT Oklahoma Lesean McCoy is right - this line needs help. And while Josh Allen is an exceptional runner, Bills fans would probably like to see him running for his life less often. Ford is a legitimate NFL guard or tackle. Carolina Panthers: Montez Sweat, DE Mississippi State Julius Peppers has called it a career and this pass rush has little to no depth left. Enter Sweat, who dominated senior bowl week and has the physical tools Carolina looks for. Green Bay Packers (via CLE): Brian Burns, DE Florida State Green Bay needs a pass rush as bad as anybody, and this draft is full of them. Burns should get reps right away with a potential defensive rookie of the year award in his future if he’s used correctly. *Houston Texans: Greg Little, OT Ole Miss Houston trades #23 and #54 to Minnesota for #18 and their 2019 4th round pick Deshaun Watson was sacked more times than any other QB last season, and with two ACL tears in his past, protecting him should be the top priority. Houston is armed with two 2nd round picks, which should be enough to entice a team to trade with them. Tennessee Titans: Dexter Lawrence, DT Clemson Tennessee could go a number of different directions with this pick, but with the projected signings of Hogan and Graham, the Titans would be smart to get Jurrell Casey a running mate. Lawrence has plenty of potential and will get plenty of chances to show it with Vrabel leading the way. Pittsburgh Steelers: Byron Murphy, CB Washington Joe Haden isn’t getting any younger and Artie Burns hasn’t panned out. Pittsburgh should take the best CB remaining if they address ILB in free agency. *Los Angeles Chargers: Devin Bush, LB Michigan Los Angeles trades #28, #92, and #156 to Seattle for #21 and their 2020 5th round pick Playing seven DB’s at a time isn’t ideal. With injuries and Perryman a free agent, LA needs a leader in the LB’s corps badly. A team like Seattle could make a trade happen for a discount with only four picks in their arsenal. Baltimore Ravens: DK Metcalf, WR Ole Miss Lamar Jackson struggled mightily passing the football last season, and maybe his receivers were to blame. Picking up the best WR here in Metcalf would be a smart investment. Minnesota Vikings (via HOU): Christian Wilkins, DT Clemson Offensive line is the consensus pick, but with Richardson likely to leave in free agency, a replacement is needed next to Joseph. Wilkins is an interesting option Minnesota wasn’t planning on having. Oakland Raiders (via CHI): Mack Wilson, LB Alabama Much like the Chargers, Oakland is in need of a LB badly. Wilson will give this defense an identity, and reunion with Quinnen Williams could benefit them both. Taking a couple Alabama stars would be a smart way to go for a team that needs help everywhere. Philadelphia Eagles: Zach Allen, DE Boston College With Graham a free agent and Long/Bennett aging, this defensive line needs to retool. Adding Allen across from Barnett gives Philly two young edge rushers with plenty of potential. Indianapolis Colts: DeAndre Baker, CB Georgia If their playoff game against Kansas City wasn’t an indicator of what this team needs, I don’t know what is. The one real weakness on this improved defense still resides in the secondary, where Baker should be able to make an impact. Oakland Raiders (via DAL): Hakeem Butler, WR Iowa State The defense gets the attention early in the night, but Carr needs more weapons to be successful. Butler seems like the perfect blend of size and speed Oakland’s been craving. *New York Giants: Daniel Jones, QB Duke New York trades #37, #132, and their 2020 3rd round pick to Seattle for #28 It’s obvious Eli Manning is on the decline, and Jones surprisingly being available makes Gettleman antsy. Jones is exactly what this team looks for in QB’s and more, and can sit a year before taking over in 2020. Kansas City Chiefs: Trayvon Mullen, CB Clemson If there’s one thing holding back this team from the Super Bowl, it’s the secondary. Fuller isn’t terrible, but the group as a whole could use a boost. Mullen is the best available option here. Green Bay Packers (via NO): Noah Fant, TE Iowa Jimmy Graham hasn’t worked out, and whether he’s in Green Bay next season or not, Rodgers needs to get his Jermichael Finley 2.0. Fant is an athletic freak that will provide different matchup problems for opposing defenses and opens up lanes for Aaron Jones. Los Angeles Rams: Jachai Polite, DE Florida LA has the luxury of taking the best player available here. Polite falls further than expected due to size concerns, but shouldn’t make it to round two. Polite could replace Fowler Jr. if he bolts in free agency. New England Patriots: TJ Hockenson, TE Iowa Sadly, Gronk may have played his final game. While New England doesn’t necessarily draft for need, the depth chart isn’t encouraging. This offense runs more smoothly when there’s a legitimate TE threat. Round 2 Arizona Cardinals: Dalton Risner, OT Kansas State If Arizona doesn’t trade down and take an offensive lineman round one, they should make it a priority in round two. Risner could easily go in round one. Indianapolis Colts (via NYJ): N’Keal Harry, WR Arizona State TY Hilton could use a running mate. Harry is a gifted receiver that could take this already dangerous offense to the next level. Oakland Raiders: Deionte Thompson, S Alabama Three former Alabama defenders in Oakland? Thompson is a potential top 20 pick that falls due to team needs. Someone to patrol the secondary with Karl Joseph could be the target here. Pittsburgh Steelers (via SF): Andre Dillard, OT Washington State Pittsburgh trades Antonio Brown to San Francisco for #36 and their 2020 3rd round pick At this point it seems as if Brown’s relationship with the Steelers can’t be fixed. The 49ers create the best offer with no teams willing to surrender a 1st round pick. Pittsburgh could use a young option on the offensive line to fill in for any free agency departures. Seattle Seahawks (via NYG): Taylor Rapp, S Washington After trading down twice, Seattle finally makes a pick. Rapp gets the call as the replacement for Earl Thomas if/when he departs. Seattle hasn’t picked in the first round since 2011. New York Jets (via JAX): Charles Omenihu, DE Texas New York probably would’ve taken Josh Allen had he been there, but with such a deep DE draft, there are plenty of options in round two. Omenihu helped his stock during senior bowl week. *Detroit Lions: Julian Love, CB Notre Dame Detroit trades #43 and #105 to Tampa Bay for #39 and #193 With Darius Slay already locked in as the #1 corner, Detroit sees the opportunity to nab his perfect compliment. Adding play makers to this defense is a must. Buffalo Bills: Kelvin Harmon, WR NC State It’s not a matter of if Buffalo will address the WR position, it’s a matter of when. Harmon has the potential to be the #1 option for Josh Allen as the Bills make an effort to provide him a more talented supporting cast. Denver Broncos: David Edwards, OT Wisconsin Denver’s line isn’t terrible, but providing young QB’s with plenty of protection is key in today’s NFL. Veldheer will eventually need to be replaced. Cincinnati Bengals: Yodny Cajuste, OT West Virginia The Bengals two real needs are a LB and OT. Whichever is the pick in round one, the other will likely be addressed in round two. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via DET): Nasir Adderley, S Delaware Justin Evans needs some help (or competition?) in the secondary. I expect Adderley to impress at the combine and has a very good shot at going much earlier. Green Bay Packers: Chris Lindstrom, OG Boston College To piggyback off of the Fant pick in round one, the Aaron brothers need more help. The interior of the Packers offensive line is weak, and with edge and tight end already covered, guard could be next. *Pittsburgh Steelers: Marquise Brown, WR Oklahoma Pittsburgh trades #52 and #116 to Atlanta for #45 Replacing Brown with Brown makes too much sense. JuJu is already pencilled in as WR1, but Pittsburgh could use a speed guy to take the top off a defense. Trading ahead of Washington/Miami/Cleveland/Tennessee is necessary to make sure they get their guy. Washington Redskins: Deebo Samuel, WR South Carolina Adding Murray in day one is just the start. Washington is in dire need of a go to receiver, and Samuel could be that guy. Crowder is a FA and Doctson is on a short leash. Carolina Panthers: Erick McCoy, C Texas A&M This may seem high for McCoy, but centers are an integral pieces of the line. Kalil is retired so a replacement is needed. Miami Dolphins: Dre’mont Jones, DT Ohio State Miami has made it be known improving the trenches is a big priority this season. Jones is a potential first round pick that could improve a below average run defense. Cleveland Browns: Amani Oruwariye, CB Penn State CB isn’t a pressing need, but Ward could use some help. Cleveland could certainly use an upgrade from Gaines, Mitchell, and Carrie. Minnesota Vikings: Garrett Bradbury, OG NC State Cousins wasn’t great in his first year as a Viking, and the line made it hard to succeed at times. Bradbury will add protection up front while also helping to create holes for Cook. Tennessee Titans: AJ Brown, WR Ole Miss Hogan and Davis are a good start, but this offense needs as many weapons as it can get. Brown gives another dimension to an offense that could see themselves fall behind the Colts and Texans if adjustments aren’t made. Atlanta Falcons (via PIT): Beau Benzschawel, OG Wisconsin DT was taken care of in round two so acquiring a young guard prospect could be the focus on day two. Levitre is solid, but at 32, who knows how much time he has left. Philadelphia Eagles (via BAL): Kaleb McGary, OT Washington Along with the defensive line, the offensive line could use a look come draft time. Peters won’t play forever so a young developmental player could warrant consideration here. Minnesota Vikings (via HOU): Rock Ya-Sin, CB Temple DT and OG are checked off the list, and Zimmer loves grooming young corners. Ya-Sin could be the eventual replacement for Trae Waynes. Houston Texans: Kristian Fulton, CB LSU Houston could use some work in the secondary. Fulton gets the call here as the top remaining corner prospect on Houston’s board. *Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Josh Jacobs, RB Alabama Tampa Bay trades their 2020 2nd round pick to New England for #56 The Bucs stay busy, making a third trade in the first two rounds. Ronald Jones didn’t show much of anything last year and the other options are less than ideal. With few needs and a second 2nd round pick a few picks later, New England is willing to make a trade reminiscent of the deal they made with Chicago for Anthony Miller last year. Philadelphia Eagles: Jerry Tillery, DT Notre Dame Rebuilding the trenches should be the focus early and often for the Eagles. Tillery is a young, big body that could get Philly’s attention. Dallas Cowboys: Irv Smith Jr., TE Alabama Blake Jarwin showed promise last season, but his numbers were inflated due to that Giants game week 17. Smith could easily be the best TE in this class when all is said and done. Dallas needs to finally secure their Witten replacement. *Green Bay Packers: Chase Winovich, DE Michigan Green Bay trades #76, #108, and their 2020 5th round pick to Los Angeles for #59 Adding Burns in round one isn’t enough for the Packers. Depth is key, and with plenty of picks in the middle rounds, Green Bay is willing to package a few of them to get their guy. Los Angeles Chargers: Gerald Willis, DT Miami Once again, the seven DB lineup shouldn’t be the norm. Putting Willis on a line that already boasts Bosa and Gordon could be dangerous. Kansas City Chiefs: Connor McGovern, OG Penn State Kansas City could use some depth in the interior offensive line. McGovern could work as depth before taking over full time. *Oakland Raiders: Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, DB Florida Oakland trades #66 and their 2019 5th round pick to New Orleans for #62 and their 2019 7th round pick Adding a DT, LB, and Safety along with whatever they choose to do in free agency is a good start. Gardner-Johnson will likely play corner, but can be moved all around. Kansas City Chiefs (via LAR): David Montgomery, RB Iowa State Spencer Ware and Damien Williams are a respectable duo, but a change of pace runner like Montgomery could make this offense even more lethal. New England Patriots: Marquise Copeland, DT Cincinnati Shelton is unlikely to return, so some help at DT is essential. Leave it to New England to pick a player I know very little about.
  2. Free Agency predictions, 1st round with trades

    I hope you can tell by context which of them I mean...
  3. Free Agency predictions, 1st round with trades

    Makes sense. The Walker release/Fant pick is more of an idea than something I think will actually happen. If Tennessee is able to sign someone like Graham in free agency would an OL/WR be the expected pick? Or would doubling down on an edge rusher be more likely? The Titans are a team I often have trouble with
  4. Free Agency predictions, 1st round with trades

    Was honestly just trying to find a team for him to be traded to. Didn’t realize until this morning the Dolphins would make perfect sense in this scenario (obviously meaning Taylor goes elsewhere). Will be fixed on the next mock for sure
  5. Free Agency predictions, 1st round with trades

    Only put the top few players from each position and stated that there are plenty more players to be signed. Nothing the Packers have done in the past has given me any reason to think they’ll change their ways. I do think they’ll sign a couple starting worthy players, but there’s too many factors that go into it. I doubt any of these guys actually sign to where so predict them anyways.
  6. Free Agency predictions, 1st round with trades

    I apologize for the text being massive - it’s copied and pasted from my phone
  7. Decided to incorporate a free agency mock as well. Cap space, team needs, and team trends we’re all taken into account as long as rumors I’ve been reading about. I tried keeping the free agents list relatively short, so if your team doesn’t sign enough players use your imagination with the remaining guys. Free Agency/Trades QB Teddy Bridgewater - Resigns with Saints Derek Carr - Traded to Redskins Ryan Fitzpatrick - Resigns with Buccaneers Joe Flacco - Signs with Jaguars Nick Foles - Traded to Broncos Ryan Tannehill - Signs with Giants Tyrod Taylor - Signs with Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi - Signs with Colts Le’Veon Bell - Signs with Jets Tevin Coleman - Signs with Bills Kareem Hunt - Signs with Bears Mark Ingram - Resigns with Saints WR Cole Beasley - Signs with Lions Antonio Brown - Traded to Seahawks Dez Bryant - Resigns with Saints Randall Cobb - Signs with Ravens Devin Funchess - Resigns with Panthers Chris Hogan - Signs with Titans Golden Tate - Signs with 49ers TE Jared Cook - Resigns with Raiders Tyler Eifert - Resigns with Bengals Jesse James - Signs with Broncos Geoff Swaim - Resigns with Cowboys Delanie Walker - Signs with Jets OL Trent Brown - Resigns with Patriots Ja’Wuan James - Resigns with Dolphins Matt Paradis - Signs with Bills Donovan Smith - Signs with Texans Daryl Williams - Signs with Vikings DE Ezekiel Ansah - Signs with Raiders Frank Clark - Resigns with Seahawks Jadeveon Clowney - Resigns with Texans Trey Flowers - Resigns with Patriots Dee Ford - Resigns with Chiefs Brandon Graham - Signs with Titans DeMarcus Lawrence - Resigns with Cowboys DT David Irving - Signs with Jets Grady Jarrett - Resigns with Falcons Sheldon Richardson - Signs with Bills Danny Shelton - Signs with Lions Ndamukong Suh - Signs with Browns LB Anthony Barr - Resigns with Vikings Deone Bucannon - Signs with Steelers Clay Matthews - Signs with Seahawks Derrick Morgan - Signs with Browns CJ Mosley - Resigns with Ravens Shane Ray - Signs with Chiefs Preston Smith - Signs with Colts CB Morris Claiborne - Resigns with Jets Ronald Darby - Resigns with Eagles Darqueze Dennard - Signs with Colts Brent Grimes - Signs with Broncos Jason Verrett - Resigns with Chargers S HaHa Clinton-Dix - Signs with 49ers Landon Collins - Resigns with Giants George Iloka - Signs with Colts Tyrann Mathieu - Signs with Chiefs Eric Reid - Resigns with Panthers Earl Thomas - Signs with Cowboys NFL Draft Arizona Cardinals: Nick Bosa, DE Ohio State Bosa is the top prospect coming into the draft, and the potential of a Chandler Jones/Nick Bosa pairing should excite new DC Vance Joseph and be his version of Miller/Chubb. San Francisco 49ers: Quinnen Williams, DT Alabama I haven’t been one to mock Williams here, but despite the lack of edge rushers San Francisco currently has, Williams is such a tremendous talent he’s hard to pass up. *Jacksonville Jaguars: Dwayne Haskins, QB Ohio State Jacksonville trades pick #7, #38, and their 2020 1st round pick to move up for Haskins. It’s no question they’re in dire need of a QB, and not only a QB, but a young, franchise QB. Adding Flacco in the offseason was merely a “bridge QB” move that might not even last a whole season. Oakland Raiders: Josh Allen, DE Kentucky Allen “falling” to 4 seems like a stretch, but this situation reminds me of Leonard Williams falling to 6, Jamal Adams falling to 6, Jalen Ramsey falling to 5, and so on. The need for QB’s in today’s NFL usually leads to prospects dropping a little on draft night, and the Raiders won’t complain here with their Khalil Mack replacement right in front of them. Adding Ansah and Allen to a nonexistent pass rush would suddenly make this a group to keep an eye on. *Denver Broncos: Drew Lock, QB Missouri Early reports are indicating that John Elway is targeting Drew Lock, and with Buffalo a willing trade partner for other teams right in front of them, they make the move up. This will likely be a questionable move after already trading a 3rd round pick for Foles, but looking at history, teams like to double down on QB’s if they’re desperate enough. Lock might need time, so Denver could do a Alex Smith/Patrick Mahomes deal here for a year. They trade #10 and their 2020 first round pick to Tampa Bay. New York Giants: Clelin Ferrell, DE Clemson The Kyler Murray watch likely starts here with Eli Manning’s future in question. New York sticks to the plan instead, selecting whoever they deem the best player on the board. New York’s defense has visibly gotten worse without a star pass rusher like past years, (Tuck, Umenyiora, JPP, etc.) and hope Ferrell joins that group. New York Jets (via JAX): Jonah Williams, OT Alabama After considering Josh Allen at 3, New York does the smart thing by recouping some picks they lost in the Sam Darnold trade last year and giving him some protection. Williams is the best OL prospect overall, regardless of where they decide to play him. Detroit Lions: Rashan Gary, DE Michigan Detroit has plenty of options here. White, Greedy, and plenty of others are enticing, but replacing the departed Ziggy Ansah should be priority number one. *Oakland Raiders: Kyler Murray, QB Oklahoma One of the many surprises we’re sure to see on draft day, Oakland is able to work all the way up from #24 to take Murray. Oakland trades Derek Carr and #24 to Washington for #15, and trades #15, #66, and their 2020 2nd rounder to Buffalo for #9. Murray has been linked to Oakland a lot recently and has definitely caught the eye of Jon Gruden. They take a big risk on the heisman trophy winner, but this fan base needs some excitement before their (potential) move to Las Vegas. And if you think he’ll be available at #24 anyways, you’re wrong. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via DEN): Ed Oliver, DT Houston Reports are going out suggesting the Bucs will move on from Gerald McCoy. Sliding Oliver next to Vita Vea could make for a dynamic combination inside. Cincinnati Bengals: Devin White, LB LSU This has become the “Leonard Fournette to Jaguars” prediction, one of the more obvious picks, if that’s a thing. White fits this defense perfectly, and could replace Burfict if he’s forced to retire. White is a top 5 player in this class but falls out of the top 10 due to team need and QB’s. Green Bay Packers: Montez Sweat, DE Mississippi State It’s not secret that Green Bay needs an edge rusher, and with Clay signing in Seattle, this need becomes even more obvious. Sweat dominated senior bowl week, likely granting him an invitation to the top 15. Miami Dolphins: Greedy Williams, CB LSU Miami considers trading up for a QB, but stick to their word of waiting until 2020. This should be a rebuilding year for Miami, and what better way to start it off than adding a potential lockdown corner? Xavien Howard has been fantastic, but if he’s traded, (rumors are out there) he needs to be replaced. If not? That could be a dangerous duo in the secondary. *Houston Texans: Cody Ford, OT Oklahoma The Texans aren’t done yet. Signing Smith to play LT and trading up for Ford might not even be enough. Ford is versatile, potentially starting at guard before making the move to tackle. With two 2nd rounders at their disposal, they trade #23, and #55 to Atlanta for #14. Basically every team from 15 to 22 could be in the market for Ford’s services. Buffalo Bills (via OAK): Jeffery Simmons, DT Mississippi State Brandon Beane has been quoted saying “we’re picking in the top 10 and don’t need to be” lately, and whether he’s talking about a literal trade down or just suggesting they’re better than that, moving down is a smart move. Simmons is a fast riser that won’t make it to the combine, so his stock is probably right around here. This pick might confuse some after the Richardson signing, but Buffalo will continue using their “BPA” way of drafting. Carolina Panthers: Brian Burns, DE Florida State Peppers’ retirement creates an even greater need for an edge rusher. Burns will be called on early and often to come in and produce early. Cleveland Browns: Byron Murphy, CB Washington Cleveland took care of their DT need with Suh in free agency, so a running mate with last years first round pick Denzel Ward could be next up on the to do list. Minnesota Vikings: Jawaan Taylor, OT Florida Offensive line seems like a solid bet to be the focus in round one. Cousins wasn’t great, but behind that line, it’s hard to tell how effect he actually could be. Taylor seems to be the best available. Tennessee Titans: Noah Fant, TE Iowa Adding Graham in free agency solves one issue, now the offense gets some work. Walker is released in this scenario and Johnnu Smith isn’t the future there, so Fant gets the call. Tennessee could use more weapons all around. Pittsburgh Steelers: Devin Bush, LB Michigan It was obvious last season that Pittsburgh still needs a Shazier replacement for the time being. Bush is a solid prospect that’s being overlooked so far. *Pittsburgh Steelers: DeAndre Baker, CB Georgia Pittsburgh acquires this pick from Seattle for Antonio Brown. Joe Haden is aging and Artie Burns has been a bust. Baker is pro ready and will slide into the starting lineup day one. Baltimore Ravens: Hakeem Butler, WR Iowa State Baltimore can go a number of options here. Hakeem Butler’s unique blend of size and speed could warrant round one consideration. Baltimore jumps on the opportunity to give Lamar Jackson more weapons. Atlanta Falcons (via HOU): Dexter Lawrence, DT Clemson The Falcons are able to resign Jarrett, add a 2nd round pick, and draft a dynamic run stopper all in one offseason? Sounds like a good start. Fun fact: I scrimmaged against Lawrence in high school. Washington Redskins (via OAK): Deionte Thompson, S Alabama Washington is an early favorite for “draft winner” here, securing their QB (for at least 2019) and adding another Alabama defender in the process. Clinton-Dix signing with SF in this scenario makes this a necessary move. Indianapolis Colts: Christian Wilkins, DT Clemson It’s become a focus of the Colts to work on the trenches early and often. Wilkins drops a bit further than expected and Indianapolis pounces. Philadelphia Eagles: Zach Allen, DE Boston College It seems like a safe bet that Philly will go with a defensive lineman here. Allen could be a good fit on a defense that’s likely losing Graham in free agency, could lose Long to retirement, and Bennett aging. Oakland Raiders (via DAL): Mack Wilson, LB Alabama Gruden and company are somehow able to hold onto their last draft pick, taking the QB of their defense here. The rebuild goes exactly according to plan. Pick up an elite pass rusher, a franchise QB, and athletic freak to lead the defense. *New York Giants: Daniel Jones, QB Duke Right when the Giants looked like they were sticking with Eli for 2019, they trade up for Jones who falls further than expected. Tired of seeing all these QB’s being traded up for? 10 of the last 11 1st round QB’s have been traded up for. The last one that wasn’t? Baker Mayfield. Kansas City Chiefs: Trayvon Mullen, CB Clemson The AFC Championship loss to New England made it perfectly clear that this team NEEDS help in the secondary. Mullen is the best corner remaining. Green Bay Packers (via NO): Nasir Adderley, S Delaware Adding Burns earlier was a start to fixing this lackluster defense. The focus could shift to the secondary with the next pick, where Adderley is too good to pass up. Los Angeles Rams: Jachai Polite, DE Florida Polite doesn’t seem too likely to go this late in the draft, but every year someone falls. Polite’s lack of size is what hurts him, but LA will take the gamble to replace Dante Fowler Jr. New England Patriots: Dre’mont Jones, DT Ohio State New England could really use a TE here. How about a WR? The Patriots do the “Patriot thing” here a pick a position nobody really expects (not that it’s too bold). Shelton leaving creates a hole here that was probably there to begin with. HAPPY SUPER BOWL SUNDAY
  8. Realistic Trades Mock

    1. Arizona Cardinals: Nick Bosa, EDGE Ohio State Arizona could really use an offensive lineman like Jonah Williams here, but Bosa is by far the best player on the board. Pairing him with Chandler Jones will give Vance Joseph his Arizona version of Miller/Chubb. 2. San Francisco 49ers: Josh Allen, EDGE Kentucky The 49ers will likely listen to trade offers at #2, but if they don't get the offer they're looking for, taking Allen here isn't a bad consolation prize. Edge rusher has been the biggest hole on this defense, and he'll join a line with three former first round picks. 3. New York Jets: Quinnen Williams, DT Alabama Once again, Jonah Williams would be nice to add some protection for Darnold. Quinnen Williams is arguably the second best player in this class, so having the chance to slide him inside next to Leonard Williams could be too tempting. I expect some trade offers here as well. 4. *Jacksonville Jaguars: Dwayne Haskins, QB Ohio State Jacksonville trades #7, 2019 3rd rounder, 2020 2nd rounder to Raiders for #4, 2020 4th rounder The first QB goes off the board with Jacksonville moving up from #7 to get their guy. Blake Bortles is done and Cody Kessler isn't the answer, so jumping the Giants to secure Haskins seems necessary. Haskins could sit behind a veteran and learn the ropes until he earns the starting spot. 5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Clelin Ferrell, DE Clemson A 5-win team with few real needs, the Buccaneers are in a position to take whichever player they have at the top of their board. This pick likely comes down to Ferrell/Jonah/Greedy, but Ferrell has the potential to be a star in this Buccaneers defense. His consistent production all the way through the season could have him drafted higher than we think. 6. New York Giants: Jonah Williams, OT Alabama Haskins is gone and any other QB would be considered a reach here. Signing Solder last offseason was a start, but this line could still use some work. Williams is the best offensive line prospect in this draft and will work wonders for Barkley and company no matter where they elect to start him at. 7. Oakland Raiders (via JAX): Rashan Gary, DE Michigan Oakland lost out on Bosa, Allen, and Williams, so they add even more picks to their collection and move down. Gary isn't too far behind Ferrell, who they were considering taking at #4 anyways. The Raiders need an edge rusher as bad as any team. 8. Detroit Lions: Greedy Williams, CB LSU With all the top edge prospects gone, Detroit looks to the secondary with this pick. Darius Slay is fantastic, and adding Williams across from him could make it difficult for defenses. Having to face Adams/Thielen/Diggs/Robinson each year might get a little easier with this pick. 9. Buffalo Bills: Ed Oliver, DT Houston Buffalo has holes all over their offense, but this is likely too early to pick a WR or OL. If they don't like the offers they receive, replacing the retired Kyle Williams with Houston's Ed Oliver would be a smart investment. 10. Denver Broncos: Drew Lock, QB Missouri Case Keenum hasn't been the same player he was in Minnesota, and the backup options are less than desirable. Lock is a strong armed QB that has impressed at the senior bowl so far. Elway is used to pulling the trigger on QB's. 11. Cincinnati Bengals: Devin White, LB LSU This has pretty much become the default pick for the Bengals for the time being. It makes sense though, as Burfict has been battling concussions, and even if he returns, they could use some more help at linebacker. 12. *Washington Redskins: Kyler Murray, QB Oklahoma Washington trades #15, #46 to the Packers for #12, 2019 6th rounder Washington sees Murray fall out of the top 10 and decide to make a move before Miami can. Alex Smith's return isn't a sure thing next season, and while the idea of Colt McCoy starting for a year and choosing a QB next season doesn't seem terrible, they'll have competition then, too. Murray is an explosive athlete that should be able to make the most out of his weapons. He and Derrius Guice will be welcomed additions to a Redskins offense that simply couldn't keep up with the best in 2018. 13. Miami Dolphins: Jeffery SImmons, DT Mississippi State I believe Miami when they say they're waiting for 2020 for a QB. There's also rumors that they want to focus on player development and the "trenches" this season, which leads me to believe a DT like Simmons could be in consideration for the pick here. 14. *Houston Texans: Jawaan Taylor, OT Florida Houston trades #23, #55 to Atlanta for #14 Protecting Deshaun Watson has to priority #1 this offseason. After getting sacked 1,000 times last season, Watson won't be able to take that kind of beating again, especially with multiple ACL tears in his past. Houston happens to have two back to back second round picks, and Taylor seems to be head and shoulders ahead of the remaining lineman available. 15. Green Bay Packers (via WAS): Montez Sweat, EDGE Mississippi State Green Bay risks missing out on the remaining edge rushers by trading down, but still finds Sweat available. Having a monster senior bowl week so far, Sweat has helped his draft stock tremendously and could even go earlier than this. 16. Carolina Panthers: Greg Little, OT Ole Miss Cam Newton spend a good chunk of last season injured, a big reason why they lost 7 of their last 8 games. Whether Cam is good to go or not, this line needs a lot of work to be done. Little is versatile enough to play wherever Carolina needs him. 17. Cleveland Browns: Christian Wilkins, DT Clemson For the first time in a while, Cleveland has a pretty solid roster top to bottom. One hole they can fill here is the DT spot next to Ogunjobi. The Browns can get creative with Wilkins, someone who's shown he can be an immediate contributor. 18. Minnesota Vikings: Mack Wilson, LB Alabama One of the many "surprises" we see on draft day, Minnesota doesn't follow what most mock drafts are doing (selecting an offensive lineman). That can be handled in free agency, but the potential departure of Anthony Barr could make LB a bigger priority. 19. Tennessee Titans: Brian Burns, EDGE Florida State Brian Orakpo retired and Derrick Morgan has regressed. Last years second round pick Harold Landry looked great his rookie season, so giving him a running mate could work wonders for Tennessee. Burns isn't expected to be here with Green Bay and Carolina ahead of them, but they'll gladly take him at 19. 20. Pittsburgh Steelers: Byron Murphy, CB Washington Pittsburgh has had struggles in the DB unit for years, and Joe Haden isn't getting any younger. With Artie Burns looking like a bust, the Steelers hope this years 1st round pick can come in and be a contributor day one. 21. *Oakland Raiders: Deionte Thompson, S Alabama Oakland trades #24, 2019 4th rounder to the Seahawks for #21 After trading down earlier and adding more picks, they make a small move up here to get Thompson, who's falling further than expected. Oakland obviously needs helps on every level of their defense, and with defensive end already covered, they add to the DB's by selecting someone who can play alongside Karl Joseph. 22. Baltimore Ravens: DK Metcalf, WR Ole Miss This will be an interesting pick with Eric DeCosta taking over as GM, so this pick could go a number of different directions. Lamar Jackson isn't the best throwing QB in the league, but it's also hard to tell how good he really is with Snead and Crabtree as his top options. 23. Atlanta Falcons (via HOU): Dexter Lawrence, DT Clemson Atlanta was likely picking a DT anyways, so trading down and still picking up one of their targets seems like a win for them. Lawrence is a big body that, when added to their core of Jarrett/Beasley/McKinnley, makes for a pretty solid looking group. 24. Seattle Seahawks (via OAK): Noah Fant, TE Iowa Once again, Seattle is short on draft picks, so a trade down is likely. With no glaring needs on a pretty solid roster, Seattle finally gives Russell Wilson a legitimate TE to throw to. Fant is an athlete that will make it even harder for defenses to game plan against. 25. Philadelphia Eagles: David Edwards, OT Wisconsin Jason Peters is 37 and with no legitimate backup on the roster, Philly picks up the best remaining offensive lineman on their board. #25 might seem high for Edwards, but when we start getting into the mid/late 20's in the draft, some surprises happen, whether we agree with them or not. 26. Indianapolis Colts: DeAndre Baker, CB Georgia The Colts' defense improved tremendously in 2018, but one spot they could stand to upgrade is at corner. Kansas City handled them easily in the divisional round due in large part to the fact that Indianapolis isn't great against the pass. 27. Oakland Raiders (via DAL): Hakeem Butler, WR iowa State Mike Mayock concludes his first draft by giving Derek Carr a big bodied weapon at receiver. Butler will help fill the void left after the Amari Cooper trade, ironically using the exact pick they traded him for. 28. Los Angeles Chargers: Devin Bush, LB Michigan While they had some success using 7 defensive backs on defense at times, that shouldn't be the norm for the Chargers. Multiple linebackers are needed, so selecting Devin Bush to start right away is a good move here. 29. Kansas City Chiefs: Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, DB Florida It was apparent the whole season that Kansas City needs to address their defense. After seeing what New England did to them in the AFC Championship, adding some play makers on defense needs to be their priority. Whether Gardner-Johnson lines up at CB or Safety, he should an upgrade. 30. Green Bay Packers (via NO): TJ Hockenson, TE Iowa Jimmy Graham didn't exactly put up the best stats last season, (he said it himself), and the Packers could use some more play makers on offense. Hockenson rivals former teammate Noah Fant as the top TE in this class. 31. *New York Giants: Daniel Jones, QB Duke New York trades #37, 2020 3rd round pick to Patriots for #31, 2020 5th round pick The Giants passed on a QB with the 6th pick mostly due to value, but seeing Jones still available here is a surprise they could take advantage of. Eli is likely entering his last season, so picking a QB to groom behind him for a year could be a smart choice. Belichick and company are no strangers to trading down. 32. Los Angeles Rams: Jachai Polite, EDGE Florida Polite falls further than expected mostly due to his size, and what other teams are looking for in their edge rushers. LA will gladly take the talented edge rusher to help their pass rush that could have a hole to fill if Fowler leaves in free agency.
  9. Random Trades?

    In this Mock Draft I’ll try to make it as realistic as I can to what actually happens on Draft day. Some guys fall that we thought would be top 5 locks. Some guys get drafted way higher than we think they will. Some trades make no sense to us. “Why not just stay where you are and take ________?”. 1. Cardinals: Nick Bosa, DE Ohio State The obvious choice here if they keep the pick. Bosa/Jones could be Vance Joseph’s Miller/Chubb. 2. *Jaguars: Dwayne Haskins, QB Ohio State This trade makes sense. The Jags need a QB as bad as anyone, and they’re in better position than their competition only trading up from 7. 3. Jets: Josh Allen, DE Kentucky New York needs some edge rushers, and Allen fits the bill. Who wouldn’t like to see Josh Allen sack Josh Allen? 4. Raiders: Quinnen Williams, DT Alabama Oakland needs an edge rusher, but Williams is by far the best player available. The talent gap is too far for the Raiders to reach on Ferrell/Gary. 5. *Bengals: Kyler Murray, QB Oklahoma We’re all pretty confident more than one team will trade up for a QB. The question is who? Ultimately they beat out Miami in the Murray sweepstakes. Riding the Dalton train hasn’t gotten them very far, so a change for new HC Zac Taylor could be in order. 6. Giants: Ed Oliver, DT Houston If not a QB, then who for the Giants? They could go any direction here, but it’s never a bad choice to pick up some help in the trenches until 2020. 7. *Buccaneers: Jawaan Taylor, OT Florida This is another confusing trade for sure. Why not wait and see if he or Williams is there at 11? Why not take Ferrell? What if I told you the Buccaneers passed on Derwin James TWICE and picked Vita Vea? Arians is an offensive mind that will make adding protection for Winston a priority. 8. Lions: Clelin Ferrell, DE Clemson Detroit could use a potential replacement for Ezekiel Ansah, or a running mate if he re-signs. 9. Bills: Jonah Williams, OT Alabama Unless the Bills aren’t hearing Lesean McCoy or Bills fans, they should pick an offensive lineman here. Williams is surprisingly the second OL taken. 10. Broncos: Drew Lock, QB Missouri Case Keenum isn’t gonna work out and they have too good of a roster to wait for next years draft. Lock could be the guy. 11. 49ers (via CIN): Rashan Gary, DE Michigan After trading down twice, the select the DE they were considering at 2. Gary could be what this DL needs to finish out it’s rebuild. 12. Packers: Devin White, LB LSU LB isn’t a huge the biggest need for the Packers, but White is arguably a top 5 player in this class. 13. Dolphins: Greedy Williams, CB LSU Williams’ surprising mini-fall ends at Miami, who will gladly pair him with Howard/Fitzpatrick to make one of the most dangerous DB units in the league. 14. Falcons: Christian Wilkins, DT Clemson Atlanta could use another body next to Jarret on that D-Line. Wilkins makes sense. 15. *Titans: Brian Burns, DE Florida State Burns could be the perfect guy for the Titans to lineup across Harold Landry. They trade up from 19 to make sure they land him. 16. Panthers: Greg Little, OT Ole Miss Will Cam sit out the year? Regardless of who’s at QB in 2019, this line could use a boost. No DE is worth taking here for Carolina. 17. Browns: Jeffery Simmons, DT Mississippi State For the first time in forever, Cleveland enters the first round without an obvious need. Simmons will be a fast riser and is perfect to pair next to Ogunjobi. 18. Vikings: Cody Ford, OT Oklahoma No matter who’s available, this pick needs to be offensive line. Ford is one of the more versatile options at 18. 19. Redskins (via TEN): Deionte Thompson, S Alabama Clinton-Dix is a free agent. Swearinger was released. Thompson went to Alabama. Makes too much sense. 20. Steelers: Byron Murphy, CB Washington Most mock drafts have Murphy going higher than this, but the Greedy Williams fall effects Murphy as well. Burns is a bust and Haden is aging. 21. *Raiders: Zach Allen, DE Boston College Mayock and Gruden see their guy right there and pull the trigger in a trade up. Adding Allen and Williams to the group could work wonders. 22. Ravens: DK Metcalf, WR Ole Miss Nothing cute here, the Ravens realize they need to provide Jackson with weapons if they want him to be successful. 23. Texans: Yodny Cajuste, OT West Virginia Same situation as the Vikings. Good rosters overall, but the QB/RB’s need some help. 24. Seahawks (via OAK): Jachai Polite, OLB Florida This just seems like a Seahawks pick. Polite could give this group some pressure outside of Frank Clark. 25. Eagles: Montez Sweat, DE Mississippi State Graham is unlikely to return and Long could retire. Philly needs to remake this DL. 26. *Rams: Nasir Adderley, S Delaware A lesser known prospect that should become a household name after the combine. LA doesn’t have to give up too much to get their guy. 27. Raiders (via DAL): Hakeem Butler, WR Iowa State After helping the defense, the offense needs assistance. Oakland can’t go into next season with Jordy Nelson as his top option. 28. Chargers: Dexter Lawrence, DT Clemson The failed drug test may drop him further than we think. LA got exposed against the Patriots and needs help on the line. 29. Patriots: Mack Wilson, LB Alabama The Patriots could use a QB or TE for the future, but the most Patriots thing to do is to make a pick nobody’s expecting. 30. Colts (via LAR): N’Keal Harry, WR Arizona State With a vastly improved defense, the Colts can focus on getting Luck more weapons in the passing game. Not keeping up with the Chiefs if Inman is your WR2. 31. Chiefs: DeAndre Baker, CB Georgia Same deal with Byron Murphy. Kansas City needs corners badly. 32. Packers (via NO): Charles Omenihu, DE Texas This is the Rashaad Penny pick of this year. Is this guy a first round pick? All it takes is one team.
  10. Trades Trades TRADES

    For this mock I'm including plenty of trades, but I'll skip the part where I get destroyed for having 'team A trading too little/much to team B' and whatnot. So trade compensation won't be included yet, but I keep the trades realistic. Recent teams trends will be considered, along with the occasional surprise we're sure to see on draft day. 1. Arizona Cardinals: Nick Bosa, DE Ohio State With the Cardinals winning only 3 games last season, a brand new coaching staff, and a GM on the hot seat, they shouldn't overthink this one. Bosa is "Saquon Barkley" of this draft, the unanimous best player available. Pairing him with Chandler Jones will create one of the more dangerous pass rushing duos in the league from day one. Offensive Line can be dealt with in the following rounds if not in free agency, no need to reach for Jonah Williams here. 2. *Jacksonville Jaguars: Dwayne Haskins, QB Ohio State Like him or not, he's the drafts top QB prospect. The Blake Bortles experiment has come to an end, and Jacksonville will likely have to trade up to jump the Giants and any other team in search for a signal caller. Haskins has the size you like in an NFL QB, and a year behind a veteran like Joe Flacco could do him wonders. San Francisco could use the extra picks in a trade down as they look to finish up their rebuild, something Lynch and company are used to doing on draft day. 3. New York Jets: Josh Allen, DE Kentucky Welcoming the second Josh Allen to the AFC East, this is a fairly easy pick for the Jets. Allen exploded this season for Kentucky after making the smart choice to stay in school and raise his draft stock. The Jets need an edge rusher as bad as anyone, so this pick will likely come down to either Allen if available, Ferrell, or possibly Jonah Williams. 4. Oakland Raiders: Quinnen Williams, DT Alabama DT isn't necessarily the biggest need on this Raiders defense, but this unit could use help pretty much anywhere. Williams could be the second best prospect in this draft, so new GM Mike Mayock could be inclined to pick the big man out of Alabama to pair with Maurice Hurst on the interior. With two other picks in the first round, replacing Kahlil Mack can be a target for them after seeing Josh Allen go a pick prior. 5. *Denver Broncos: Kyler Murray, QB Oklahoma Murray is the most polarizing player in this draft without question. Will he play baseball instead? Is he too small to be an NFL QB? His immense talent should trump all these concerns, and at the end of the day, he should (and probably will be) a top 10 pick. Denver has to trade up ahead of the Giants to get their future signal caller, something they should be open to. Keenum isn't an elite option, and if they are able to make the Antonio Brown trade they've been rumored to be interested in, it's hard not to be excited about a Murray/Brown/Lindsay trio. 6. New York Giants: Jonah Williams, OT Alabama Whether they need a QB or not, whoever is back there will continue to get killed behind this line. Solder and Hernandez were good additions last season, but it doesn't end there. Williams is the top offensive lineman available, and he's versatile enough to play wherever the Giants need him. With a stacked QB class coming next season, one more year with Eli leading the way is likely what they'll have to deal with given the Jaguars and Broncos trades. 7. San Francisco 49ers (via JAX): Clelin Ferrell, DE Clemson This seems like a win-win for the 49ers, getting to trade down while also getting an edge rusher they desperately need. Ferrell dominated the college game and came up big against the toughest competition in the national championship game. All the defensive line selections they made in previous drafts will finally start to pay off as San Francisco has a lot of work to do getting to Wilson, Goff, and Rosen within the division. 8. Detroit Lions: Greedy Williams, CB LSU A defensive lineman could be tempting in a draft full of them, but the opportunity to add a top-level talent across Darius Slay is too good to pass up. Corner may not be the biggest need on this defense, but at some point you have to take the BPA and hope it works out. Seeing Adams/Theilen/Diggs/Robinson and company having their way with this defense six times a year makes this pick almost necessary. 9. Buffalo Bills: Jawaan Taylor, OT Florida Whether Lesean McCoy is in this teams long term plans or not, what he's been saying all year is true - Buffalo NEEDS offensive line help. Taylor might seem like a bit of a reach at ninth overall, come draft time, offensive lineman are always picked early. Franchise QB Josh Allen was running for his life this season, so he should agree that this is a position that needs help. Taylor should start out at RT before making the transition to LT later on. 10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via DEN): Byron Murphy, CB Washington If there's one thing we learned from Tampa this season, it's that they need secondary help, bad. Passing on Derwin James (twice) in last years draft came back to haunt them multiple times last season, and we saw them get dominated too many times last season (that Bears loss comes to mind right away). They did spend two 2nd round picks on corners last year, but you can never have too many young options in the secondary. 11. *Atlanta Falcons: Ed Oliver, DT Houston Oliver came into the season as a potential top 3 pick, but he's slid a bit since then for every reason other than his play. Atlanta sees his mini slide and decides to pounce on the opportunity, while not having to give up too much to do so (only trading up three spots). Adding Oliver to a group that already has Jarrett/Beasley/McKinnley could be just what this defense needs to get back to the super bowl. Jumping teams like Green Bay and Miami make this a necessary move if they want him. Cincinnati is a willing trade partner with a roster void of any huge needs. 12. Green Bay Packers: Rashan Gary, DE Michigan Much like many of the teams above them, Green Bay is desperate for a pass rusher. Gary fits the bill here perfectly. Nick Perry has regressed in recent seasons, and in the game today, you need a disruptive pass rush to be a winning football team. The temptation to trade up is there with two first round picks at their disposal, but the Green Bay thing to do is to take a more conservative approach and stay put here. 13. Miami Dolphins: Christian Wilkins, DT Clemson This rushing defense has been a problem for a couple years now, and if they don't trade up for a QB, Wilkins is a logical fit. Much like Ferrell, Wilkins dominated this season all the way through, and should be one of THREE Clemson defensive lineman selected in the opening round. The offense can be worked on nearly the rest of the way, with a stable defense already in place following this pick. 14. Cincinnati Bengals (via ATL): Devin White, ILB LSU Much like the 49ers, this is a win-win in a trade down. White is likely the player they wanted all along. Vontaze Burfict has been great, but his concussions and penalty problems likely mean the end is near, at least with the Bengals. White is an explosive athlete that can take over right away in almost any defense. 15. Washington Redskins: Deionte Thompson, S Alabama As if Washington didn't have enough former Alabama defenders, they're happy to take another one here. Clinton-Dix is a free agent who may or may not be resigned, and Swearinger was surprisingly released not too long ago. Thompson, who just recently declared for the draft, could be enticing here as this team tries to figure themselves out and continue to build on a defense that showed up throughout most of the season. They will be one of the many teams interested in trading up for Haskins or Murray, but their 6-3 start to the season seemingly put them outside of preferable trade-down range. 16. Carolina Panthers: Brian Burns, DE Florida State Carolina fell apart the second half of the season, partially due to a defense that really couldn't stop anyone. It all started against Pittsburgh, where they surrendered over 50 points in an embarrassing TNF loss. Julius Peppers is nearing the end of his career, so they can take their pick here of whichever edge rusher is available. Here, they elect to go with Florida State's Brian Burns, a good fit who will be asked a lot of early on. 17. Cleveland Browns: Raekwon Davis, DT Alabama It seems like ages since we've seen the Browns pick outside of the top 10, and even longer since we've seen a Browns team without any obvious needs. After building the coaching staff around Baker Mayfield and the offense, the draft will likely trend in the defensive direction. Adding a big body like Davis to a line that already has Garrett/Ogunjobi/Ogbah could be big for this young team. Stopping the run is something the Browns could be focused on after an improved 2018. 18. Minnesota Vikings: Cody Ford, OL Oklahoma I'll give a dollar to anyone that can find a mock draft that doesn't have the Vikings taking an offensive lineman in the first round. This Vikings offense is full of all-stars across the board, but poor offensive line play once again held this team back from being one of the leagues best. Ford is arguably the most versatile lineman this draft has to offer, which is good news for Minnesota. He'll likely earn one of the starting guard spots early on. 19. Tennessee Titans: Montez Sweat, OLB Mississippi State Tennessee made an impressive jump in the right direction in 2018, solidifying themselves as a top defense and borderline playoff contender. Something they'll need next season, especially with Brian Orakpo retiring, is more help in the front seven. Sweat will likely be used as more of an edge rusher, something the Titans could obviously use more of if they want to compete with one of the more competitive divisions in the NFL. 20. Pittsburgh Steelers: Deandre Baker, CB Georgia It's no secret that the Steelers need more bodies in the secondary. Artie Burns has turned out to be a bust, and Joe Haden isn't getting any younger. We all saw how they got carved up in big games against top AFC competition (Chargers, Chiefs most notably) and if they want to stay in the yearly playoff race, every part of the secondary needs a hard look. Baker was one of Georgia's best defensive players the last couple of seasons on a team full of NFL talent. 21. *Oakland Raiders: DK Metkalf, WR Ole Miss I understand that the Raiders are looking to add more picks rather than trade some away, but their abundance of first rounders makes some of their later round picks more expendable. Oakland sees Metkalf surprisingly still available, and with a team like Baltimore (and Seattle) likely in the market for a WR, they jump up a few spots to secure their guy. Metkalf seems to be head and shoulders above the other WR's in this draft, and with Seattle in need of draft picks, they're happy to trade down. 22. Baltimore Ravens: Jachai Polite, DE Florida Baltimore to me is a more successful version of the Carolina Panthers. More weapons on offense would be nice, but a good defense with aging pass rushers is one of the bigger problems. Enter Polite, who can rotate in until Suggs retires, and take on a bigger role after. This seems to be a good value pick this late in the first round for first year GM Eric DeCosta. 23. Houston Texans: Greg Little, OT Ole Miss I'll extend my Vikings comment here, too. Houston desperately needs offensive line help as bad as anyone. Deshaun Watson got sacked a league high 3.8 times per game, a stat that has to improve if they want to keep Deshaun Watson on the field. They saw how successful Indianapolis was when they focused on the offensive line early, so following that blueprint would be a smart move. I don't expect the o-line makeover to finished in round one, either. 24. Seattle Seahawks (via OAK): N'Keal Harry, WR Arizona State The trade with Oakland end up being a WR for WR trade. Seattle doesn't have many glaring needs following another playoff appearance, but getting Wilson more targets should be a priority. Baldwin dealt with numerous injuries all season, and who knows if that will carry over to 2019. Lockett is a nice option as well, but they need that jump ball, physical freak weapon that Harry is. Getting the running game on track was a good sign, so adding a potent passing attack could make this team dangerous. 25. Philadelphia Eagles: David Edwards, OT Wisconsin Offensive line may not be the biggest need for the Eagles, but Jason Peters is nearing the end of his career. The secondary will be a position the Eagles will be linked to often in the offseason, but keep in mind that those holes were due to an absurd amount of injuries, and the replacements didn't play too poorly given the circumstances. Defensive line could also be given a look here, but most of the top options are gone, and, something we seem to forget - there are six more rounds to deal with that. 26. Indianapolis Colts: Jeffery Simmons, DT Mississippi State The Colts are another team that could go a number of directions with this pick, but much like Cleveland, they could use another body on that defensive line to aid the rush defense. We saw first hand how important defending the run is, watching them get dominated by Damien Williams in Kansas City. A few small improvements to the defense should have the Colts right back in the playoffs next season. 27. Oakland Raiders (via DAL): Zach Allen, DE Boston College Oakland should be thrilled to see Allen still available, as DE is probably the most glaring need on this team. Adding Williams and Allen to one of the leagues worst defenses could do wonders in Jon Gruden's second year, rounding out a successful first day for Mike Mayock and company. 28. Los Angeles Chargers: Dexter Lawrence, DT Clemson Suspension aside, Lawrence is one of the best DT's this class has to offer. Mebane is nearing the end of his career and may not be back with the team in 2019, and once again the rush defense was a problem for this defense, if they had one. The secondary and offense are already solid, so taking a monster in Lawrence could help close the gap with Kansas City in the AFC West. 29. New England Patriots: Drew Lock, QB Missouri New England finally takes their QB of the future, with Missouri's Drew Lock getting the call over Daniel Jones or Will Grier. Tom Brady has been Tom Brady this season, especially in their playoff win over the Chargers, but in today's NFL, it's smart to take a QB before you necessarily need one. Having Lock sit behind Brady for a year (or two?) before taking over will make for as smooth of a transition as you can get. Teams in recent memory tend to trade up for QB's, but with New England not necessarily NEEDING a QB, they stay put and wait to see who falls to them. Dexter Lawrence or another DT could be in play here too if available, but most of the top options went a little earlier. 30. Los Angeles Rams: Noah Fant, TE Iowa Fant is one of the best TE prospects we've seen in recent memory, and if there's anything LA could use on that offense, it's a security blanket for Jared Goff. The Rams haven't had a top TE in a while (if ever) and Fant seems to be just what this offense needs to take that next step. 31. Kansas City Chiefs: Trayvon Mullen, CB Clemson The Chiefs explosive offense is so good behind Patrick Mahomes that it regularly leads to shootouts. Kendall Fuller was a good addition, but this secondary needs more if it wants to win games more comfortably. Mullens was a force at Clemson, and should quickly integrate himself into Bob Sutton's defense. 32. Green Bay Packers (via NO): Chris Lindstrom, OG Boston College Aaron Rodgers had one of his 'worst' years in recent memory, which was due in large part to the protection in front of him. The guards are the weak part of an overall solid offensive roster, and outside of protecting Rodgers, Aaron Jones could use some help to open holes for him.
  11. Mock Draft W/Explanations And One Blockbuster Trade

    You can erase the “surprise” portion of the Derwin James pick i think everyone expects it at this point
  12. 1 Round Quick Mock no Trades

    I believe Dallas has said they view Sutton as a 2nd round pick. Moore or Ridley in round one and if they’re taken it’ll probably be LVE/Payne/Evans
  13. Final take. ONE trade. ;-)

    I’ll give it less than a 0% chance the Browns take Chubb #1. He’d honestly be a better Pick than Josh Allen, but it looks like Sam Darnold to me. In the 1% chance they take a non-QB first, Barkley would be more likely
  14. Almost Draft Day

    Cardinals and Patriots have been rumored to want to trade up for a QB. Trades happen
  15. Almost Draft Day

    Presentation is half the fun
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