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  1. I think Wirfs is a good grab at 4, ceiling is just so high and such a huge need. Johnson is a solid pick there but think we would go Baun if he is still available or one of the safeties but great first mock!
  2. The Plunge Mock Draft 2020 #2 As always your comments and feedback our greatly appreciated/encouraged! 1. Cincinnati Bengals - QB Joe Burrow, LSU One year wonder? Stop it. Burrow showed unbelievable arm talent, quickness & anticipation, decisiveness, the whole thing last year. His timing and touch are fantastic, and he’s got pocket movability for days. Listening to him talk, he’s got what Coach K refers to as “performance ego” - a feeling that he knows he’s good, and he’s going to perform, no matter the hype of what the first overall pick will bring. This is the pick for the Bengals, who desperately need Burrow’s mojo to get this franchise going. 2. Washington Redskins - DE Chase Young, Ohio State Ron Rivera may be looking at the QBs in this year’s draft, but this smells more like a smokescreen to entice teams to move up then anything. Enter Chase Young - long, rangy, explosive, these guys don’t come around often. Washington can’t pass this up. He’ll slip right in with Montez Sweat, Jonathan Allen, & Da’Ron Payne to form an awesome Washington front. Watch out, folks. 3. Detroit Lions - S Isaiah Simmons, Clemson This is where things get interesting. At pick three, to a degree, you have to throw out team needs. It’s time to get a playmaker, someone who will be a difference from day one, and Simmons is that guy. The Lions have Slay, they have an ascending talent in Tracy Walker, but they’re all going to coalesce with Simmons coming to town. This kid can do it all - hit, run, quickness, long & rangy. Matt Patricia is probably already thinking about how he can be utilized in today’s NFL. 4. New York Giants - OT Mekhi Becton, Louisville The G-G-G .. GMEN found their QB of the future in Daniel Jones last year, but he won’t last long with Nate Solder and Mike Remmers blocking on the outside - woof. Enter Becton, who arguably has the ceiling to be taken #1 overall. A 370 pound “dancing bear”, Becton has the athleticism for such a huge man to overwhelm once he hits his stride. The Giants need some protection, and they grab their LT of the future here in Becton. 5. Miami Dolphins - QB Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama Fins up. Tua is an excellent rhythm passer - quick, crisp, and intelligent, this is a no-brainer to me. The injury is a red-flag, but if this checks out clean this will be a great pick. Dolphins grab their QB of the future, have a nice stable of young pass catchers, and will work to move their franchise forward under the new Tua regime. 6. Los Angeles Chargers - DT Derrick Brown, Auburn Not the flashiest pick, but I love it. Brown is a man for the position, great size and straight-up girth. And then enter into the equation the athleticism. A complete player, with consistent effort and top-tier traits, this would be an excellent get for LA. Joey Bosa can play next to a player near his caliber, and opposing offensive lines will have their hands full with Bosa, Ingram, Brown, this defense will be a darkhorse to be really, really strong. 7. Carolina Panthers - CB Jeff Okudah, Ohio State Clean, clean player here. With the way the board has shaken out, i.e. Tua and Burrow off the board, Carolina looks to position players and eyes the rich Buckeye tradition of producing excellent CBs. Size, length, agility, he’s got the goods to ultimately take on what is an excellent division for WRs - Michael Thomas, Mike Evans, Julio Jones … dare I go on? And oh by the way, Bradberry looks like a goner. An excellent pick here. 8. Arizona Cardinals - OT Jedrick Wills, Alabama Yet another team is taking a big, fantastic blindside protector for the young signal caller. The Cardinals need more rock-solid talent like Wills to help Kyler Murray reach his full potential. A bit shorter … maybe not the biggest … way too many nitpicky comments out there about Wills. The guy flat-out gets it done, consistently and with great finish. And again, let’s look at the division - the 49ers defense is pretty good, as is Aaron Donald. 9. Jacksonville Jaguars - OG / OT Tristan Wirfs, Iowa It’s amazing to think the Jags were 14-2 two seasons ago, 2017. Now they are a complete mess, fired football czar Tom Coughlin amidst a complete mess with generational talent Jalen Ramsey, the culture is simply off. It does seem like they can win with Gardner Minshew though, and the Jags bring in the big, stout, and super athletic Wirfs here to give Minshew a fair shot. Whether he can replace Cam Robinson on the blindside or shifts inside, they’ll make that call, but regardless he will immediately help this offensive unit become more consistent. 10. Cleveland Browns - DT Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina The Browns had lofty expectations in 2019, but vastly failed to meet those. Kinlaw’s huge size and athletic steps give them an opportunity to become a serious gamewrecker at the next level, to hopefully pair with Garrett once he gets through his own issues. But the Browns get back to the basics, building through the DL, take the best player available, and look to get this defense going with this selection here. 11. New York Jets- OT Andrew Thomas, Georgia It is extremely tempting to draft one of the top wide receivers here but with the insane amount of depth at this position they decide to go a safer route with Thomas out of Georgia. He may not have the talent/skill set that matches the three tackles to go ahead of him but he is a safe prospect who will make an immediate contribution at either tackle/guard and protect Sam Darnold for years to come. In addition as an excellent run blocker, he will be a boon for Leveon Bell. 12. Las Vegas Raiders- QB Jordan Love, Utah John Gruden and Mike Mayock did not choose Derrick Carr and even though they are saying a lot about Derek Carr being the starting quarterback of this team, I believe this is the time they take their own guy and let him develop behind Carr. Love is everything you look for in a quarterback physically and even after a real down year last year with tons of interceptions his talent is too juicy to pass up for the relocating Raiders who have the luxury to gamble with another first round pick. 13. Indianapolis Colts- QB Justin Herbert, Oregon Jacoby Brisset is not getting strong endorsements from the Colts brass going into this off season and it seems very likely they will look to grab a quarterback early and I believe they will be thrilled with Justin Herbert even though he is the fourth quarterback taken in this draft so far. Besides inconsistencies at times with his accuracy, Herbert has very strong tools which make you believe that he has the ability to be a quarterback of the future for the Colts. Even though Brisset was not a major liability, Herbert has way more upside and gives the team a chance to be more successful in the future. 14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- OT Austin Jackson, USC The Buccaneers have a dreadful offensive line and even though Jackson may not be able to contribute immediately right away as a 20 year old prospect he has upside which is exciting for any team. The Buccaneers are in a state of flux right now with the unknown future of Winston but whether it is Winston, a free agent quarterback or a rookie, it is imperative they get there line fixed up and Jackson is a great place to start. With some improved strength/coaching, Jackson can be an anchor for whatever quarterback is under center. 15. Denver Broncos- WR Jerry Jeudy, Alabama Drew Lock will be going absolutely nuts if John Elway can grab Jeudy here. I believe that Jeudy is the perfect complement to the big bodied Sutton as an immensely talented route runner who will immediately give the Broncos a top tier wide receiver tandem. I believe that Jeudy slides a tad bit more then expected in this draft due to the depth of the class and even though the Broncos may have other pressing needs, this gives Lock the best chance to succeed in the present/future. 16. Atlanta Falcons- DE AJ Epenesa, Iowa The Falcons had tremendous issues on the defensive side of the ball last year and even though Epenesa may not have that upside of Falcons edge rusher picks in the past such as Beasley or McKinley, you know what your going to get in Epenesa as a lunch pail type end who will end up with a respectable amount of sacks even without the elite traits that other edge rushes possess. With a series of misses in past drafts, Epenesa gives the Falcons a high floor edge rusher who will start from day 1. 17. Dallas Cowboys- S, Xavier McKinney, Alabama This is a run to the podium pick for the Cowboys. A glaring position of need for this team is safety and McKinnely is the top player at his position and one of the top players in the draft who has all the tools/intangibles to help this defense out from the jump. It will be very tempting to go with a wideout here with the indecision regarding Cooper/Prescott but Jerry goes smart here and takes a guy in McKinney who will go from leading the Crimson Tide defense to leading the Cowboy defense in the back end. 18. Miami Dolphins- WR, Henry Ruggs, Alabama I just do not see the Dolphins taking Swift or any other back here, you see time and time again later round backs making huge contributions so I believe they decide to pair Tua with his old running mate in Henry Ruggs. Ruggs has blistering speed with a 4.27 40 and has the toughness to match which allows him to be utilized in all phases of the game. Even though receiver is not a glaring need for this team, Ruggs ability along with his history with Tua makes this an intriguing pick for the Fins. 19. Oakland Raiders- WR, CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma When you are taking a wide receiver in this draft it comes down to personal preference. No matter what you prefer or what you are looking for, If you have eyes you can see that Lamb is an absolute beast. Lamb routinely made spectacular plays in the open field while catching everything that came his way. Lamb has all the tools of a number one receiver and with Derek Carr or potentially Jordan Love or some other qb throwing him the ball a guy like Lamb makes that job a lot easier. 20. Jacksonville Jaguars- Edge, K’Lavon Chaisson, LSU Even though LSU edge rushers have not made the jump successfully to the NFL lately, I believe that the athleticism of Chisson will be too tantalizing to pass up for the Jags. A combination of Allen and Chaisson could prove nightmarish for years to come and with seasoned coaching, I believe that Chaisson can be a consistent double digit sack guy in his career. 21. Philadelphia Eagles-CB, CJ Henderson, Florida Chris Jr. is the 2nd best corner in this draft and will immediately help a depleted Eagles defensive secondary. He has the ability to mix and match in a variety of coverage and has the speed to track down speedy receivers. It also helps that he put up great numbers at the combine.This guy will make an impact for years to come. 22. Buffalo Bills- Edge, Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State With the top wide receivers off the board and such a deep class of receivers, the Bills take the next best edge rusher. Matos is a very underrated edge rusher in this draft and will shine for an already stacked Bills defense. He has the size and athleticism that will translate well at the next level. To think that this defense can get better is scary! 23. New England Patriots- S, Grant Delpit, LSU I could see the Patriots trading away this pick but instead the Patriots look to take the best player available. The Patriots want to keep that title of number one defensive by adding a versatile, aggressive player in Delpit. 24. New Orleans Saints- LB, Patrick Queen, LSU Queen is a savage who will immediately start for the Saints. He has the speed to cover sideline to sideline and keep up with these pass catching running backs which allows him to play all three downs. Queen is a tackling machine and has great awareness during play. He has an unstoppable motor and will play hard every down. Opposing teams will have a hard time stopping this guy. It is a steal for the Saints at this spot in the draft. 25. Minnesota Vikings- CB, Jaylon Johnson, Utah The Vikings need help at the CB position and Johnson will help fill that void. He is a day 1 starter who can cover the outside and in the slot. He does not shy away from making tackles and loves to be involved in the run game. His technique will transition well at the next level. He is an aggressive player that will fit well in this tough Zimmer defense. This guy will be a great corner for years to come. 26. Miami Dolphins- Edge, Julian Okwara, Notre Dame Okwara is a super athletic speed rusher who is at his best when he is able to jump off of the snap. He can make an immediate impact for a Dolphins team that is in desperate need of someone who can get pressure on the quarterback. He needs a little coaching for his technique but this guy can definitely be a problem for opposing offenses. 27. Seattle Seahawks- OT, Joshua Jones, Houston Jones has the ideal frame and size for this position. He has great awareness and has shown that he can be a top tackle. Some question that he stands a little tall at the line but with the help of a little coaching that can be fixed. Jones will help protect Wilson and open up the run game which will allow this Seattle team to compete at a high level again this year. 28. Baltimore Ravens- DT, Ross Blacklock, TCU Blacklock is a force on the interior. He has a dynamic skill set where he can rush the passer and shed blocks to stop the run. Some question his durability but there is no denying this kids talent. He has the potential to develop into one of the top DT in the league. 29. Tennessee Titans- Edge, Marlon Davidson, Auburn Davidson is a thick and strong defensive linemen. He was typically lined up on the outside but he has the ability to line-up on the interior as well. He is a stud against the run shedding blocks and has the skill set to rush the passer as well. Davidson falling this far down is a steal for the Titans. 30. Green Bay Packers- WR, Justin Jefferson, LSU Jefferson continues to rise up the draft boards. He is tall and lanky but he will put on some muscle over the next couple of years. He has the ability to line-up in the slot and on the outside. This Packers offense could use another elite playmaker next to Adams, and Jones. Jefferson will be able to step in immediately and give this Packers offense another great weapon. 31. San Francisco 49ers- CB, A.J. Terrell, Clemson Terrell has a strong college resume. He can play in a variety of coverages, has great ball awareness and can make all the necessary tackles. With Richard Sherman not getting any younger, and the necessity for depth on defense they could use a player like Terrell who has the potential to grow into a great corner. 32. Kansas City Chiefs- RB, D’Andre Swift, Georgia The superbowl champs add the best RB in this class and another playmaker to this already studly offense. Swift has great power, vision and quickness and his skill set will translate well at the next level. The Chiefs will look to repeat after adding a star talent like Swift to their roster.
  3. 2020 The Mock Draft #1 Cincinnati Bengals- Joe Burrow (QB/Clemson) - With the year that this dude just had and the need for the Benagls, this is an absolute slam dunk pick to bring Burrow back to Ohio. Joe Burrow just arguably had the greatest season in college football history and we do not believe for one second that he is a one hit wonder. His ability to make any throw/move through progressions/run is not teachable and will get this team back to relevancy sooner rather than later. 2.Washington Redskins- Chase Young (DE/Ohio State) - The Redksins will be a completely different team with Ron Rivera at the helm and the defensive mind will be salivating at the chance to take this complete edge rusher at #2. Young is a game wrecker who from day one will make an immediate contribution from Day. With his ability to sack the quarterback and the need of offenses to put extra protection in, Young will make a similar impact that last year’s #2 pick Nick Bosa made for the 49ers. 3.Detroit Lions- Jerry Jeudy (WR/Alabama) - This is where the draft gets really interesting after Burrow/Young seem locks to go 1 and 2 at this point. Jeudy is definitely a bold pick here with Golladay and Jones in the fold but both of those guys have contracts that end in 2020 and the chance that both are sign long term is unlikely. That’s why Jeudy who is an extremely polished route runner with size/speed to match can be a great grab for this organization even though they have defensive needs aplenty. This is a luxury pick but Jeudy is worth it. 4. New York Giants- Isaiah Simmons (LB/S/Clemson) - The Giants will be going into 2020 with a 38 year old first year head coach in Jeff Judge and even though entrenched GM Dave Gettlemen is still in the fold who loves his hog mollies, he strays away from his bread and butter and grabs Simmons who will start on this defense as soon as he gets to East Rutherford. Simmons can be a force in both the run/pass game and just his elite level talent is needed on this team which is severely lacking at this point, missing with players such as Alec Ogletree and Lorenzo Carter make Simmons a huge get for this franchise. 5. Miami Dolphins- Tua Tagoviola- (QB/Alabama)- With the Dolphins being very vocal about bringing Ryan Fitzpatrick back for the 2020 season and up incoming coach Brian Flores in the fold, this just screams a perfect fit for both the organization and the player. We all know Tua comes with massive injury risk but his upside is massive as well, when healthy this guy obliterated defenses and has elite level intangibles that could bring the Dolphins to places that even Marino couldn’t bring them. I am not saying Tua will be Dan Marino but we do believe he has the talent IF healthy to bring a super bowl to Miami. Being to sit a year and learn from a grizzled veteran just makes this so juicy for Miami even with the risk. 6. Los Angeles Chargers- Justin Herbert- (QB/Oregon) - With Phillip Rivers making the well-publicized move back to Florida with his million children, it seems like the marriage between the Chargers and Rivers is finally coming to an end. The Chargers address the glaring vacancy at this time with Senior Bowl MVP Justin Herbert. There has been a lot of talk about Herbet not being the “rah rah” type but as two time Super Bowl MVP/Champion Eli Manning showed us you don’t have to be “rah rah” to do great things. Herbert has accuracy issues at times but has excellent arm strength and the talent as a runner as well to be a big money player for LA for years. 7. Carolina Panthers- Jeff Okudah- (CB-Ohio State)- With a glaring need at cornerback for the Panthers and a string of quarterbacks taken before them, Matt Rhule and Co decide for arguably the top corner in this draft in Jeff Okudah. Okudah is someone you can confidently leave on an island against the other team’s best receiver. Okudah has ball skills, shutdown corner traits that makes this a safe but valuable pick for the rebuilding Panthers. 8. Arizona Cardinals- Mekhi Becton (OT/Louisville) - Becton is an absolute load at 6/7 and 368 lbs. who just demolishes opposing defensive players. A riser among draft boards as of late, Becton will be valuable in protecting the Cardinals #1 asset Kyler Murray for years to come. There obviously conditioning concerns with a guy this size but you cannot teach his physical traits and with the right coaching staff, Becton can become an elite level tackle early in his career. 9. Jacksonville Jaguars- Derrick Brown (DT/Auburn) - Derrick brown was an absolute game wrecker from the interior this past year for the Tigers and will be a welcome addition to a defense that has gone downhill the past few years due to the loss of many key players. Brown may not end up with the sacks that last year’s rookie Josh Allen will tally up but Browns impact will be felt on opposing offenses and helps bring this defense back to relevancy. 10. Cleveland Browns- Jedrick Willis (OT/Alabama)- Jedrick Willis fills an absolutely glaring need for the Browns who were an absolute disarray this year and as they attempt to start over again, Willis is a safe and valuable pick to protect the franchise cornerstone Baker Mayfield. Willis is a guy who started the past two years for Alabama as a right tackle but has the potential ability to move to left tackle in the future but having that stud at right tackle will be a massive get for the Brownies. 11. New York Jets-Aj Epenesa (DE/Iowa)- The Jets have many glaring holes, especially at wide receiver, but there are a limited number of elite pass rushers in this draft class. Epenesa immediately fills that void. This man is a beast who dominated the Big 10 with his unique skill set. He will find ways to get plenty of sacks for years to come. 12. Oakland Raiders-CeeDee Lamb (WR/Oklahoma)- The raiders’ best playmaker downfield is their tight-end right now. Lamb fills an immediate gap for Gruden’s Raiders. Lamb is arguably the most dynamic wide receiver in this class and one of the best at going up and getting the ball. With the volume he will receive in Oakland he is an instant contender for offensive rookie of the year. 13. Indianapolis Colts-Javon Kinlaw (DL/South Carolina)- The Colts do have some questions on offense, but you can’t pass up on a talent like Kinlaw. Kinlaw flashed in the senior bowl, though did have to come out with because of tendinitis in his knee. This guy is an animal and has shown that he can be a force on the interior, subsequently making it easier for the edge rushers to get to the QB. 14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Andrew Thomas (OL/Georgia)-The Bucs look to improve this offensive line in hopes to give their QB, whomever that will be, some pass protection. They were one of the worst in the league in sacks given up. Thomas is one of the top tackles in the draft who is thick and powerful. He will immediately address an issue for the Bucs. 15. Denver Broncos-Cj Henderson (CB/FLorida)- The Broncos don’t miss the opportunity to pass on an elite coverage corner. This is a very deep wide receiver class, which they can address with their next pick. Henderson is very physical and athletic. He has some work to do with his open field tackling but the Broncos need a lockdown corner. 16. Atlanta Falcons-Yetur Gross-Matos (Edge/Penn State)- Matos has the potential to be a Top 10 talent. The star defensive end has the size and athleticism to be effective at the next level. The Falcons could definitely use this kid’s skill set. 17. Dallas Cowboys-Kristian Fulton (CB/LSU)-Fulton is the third CB to come off the board in the first round. He is terrific in press man coverage. He gives an immediate boost to this Dallas secondary. He does not have great ball hawking skills but that is a trait he can develop over time. He did fail a drug test in 2017, but Dallas will look past that due to this kids undeniable talent. 18. Miami Dolphins-D’Andre Swift (RB/Georgia)-This is a no brainer hear as the Dolphins get their workhorse running back they have been looking for years. Swift is an athletic/physical running back. He can break tackles just as easily as he can make them miss. Once he gets in the open field it will be hard to bring this kid down. Swift and Tua will form a great duo for the Dolphins for many years, though some question Swift’s durability. 19. Oakland Raiders-Patrick Queen (LB/LSU)- Queen is a savage who will immediately start for the Raiders. He has the speed to cover sideline to sideline and keep up with these pass catching running backs which allows him to play all three downs. Queen is a tackling machine and has great awareness during play. He has an unstoppable motor and will play hard every down. Opposing teams will have a hard time stopping this guy. 10. Jacksonville Jaguars-Xavier McKinney (S/Alabama)-McKinney is one of the more versatile players in this draft class. He can play man coverage, zone or line up in the box to stuff the run. He is a freakish athlete that will help get this Jaguars defense back to their elite level from a couple of years ago. 21. Philadelphia Eagles-Trevon Diggs (CB/Alabama)-Diggs helps fill a big whole for the Eagles as they were at the bottom of the barrel in Pass yards allowed per game. He has great length and speed to compete against any receiver. He has some issues with his tackling and aggressiveness, but Diggs will develop into a competitive corner for this Eagles defense that is in desperate need for some guys who can cover. 22. Buffalo Bills-K’Lavon Chaisson (EDGE/LSU) – Interesting spot for Buffalo here. I know everyone wants a tall, big WR here, but the WR class is absurdly deep. They can afford to wait, especially if someone like Chaisson falls into their laps. Long, athletic, explosive, plus run defender – there’s a lot to like here. The former Tiger is an excellent fit for McDermott’s defense. 23. New England Patriots-Henry Ruggs III (WR/Alabama) – I think Ruggs is crazy value at this point, watch for a blazing combine to begin the top 15 / top 10 hype for him. Ruggs absolutely explodes off the ball, he will be a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses. Reminds some of Tyreek Hill, his lightning quickness fits exactly what the Pats typically look for. 24. New Orleans Saints – Ross Blacklock (DT/TCU) – Very nice combination of need and value here. Sheldon Rankins suffered a brutal ankle injury, and they need some depth here. Explosive and violent when he’s on his game, however there are cited durability / inconsistency concerns. Hopefully Rankins makes a full recovery, and combined with impressive backup Taylor Stallworth the Saints will boast a strong interior DL rotation. 25. Minnesota Vikings – Tristan Wirfs (OL/Iowa) – A big, powerful Offensive Lineman, this pick is an absolute homerun for the Vikings. Super aggressive, sometimes overextending, some have made the argument that Guard would be a better fit for him in the bigs. Flexibility will be key, as there are a fair amount of spots for grabs on what continues to be a struggling OL. Wirfs would be a great get here. 26. Miami Dolphins – Austin Jackson (OT/USC) – Jackson’s got an excellent blend of size, athleticism, and overall upside, and the Fins make a long-term investment in this extremely important position. Technique needs to improve, no question, and it might be a little nerve-wracking if the rookie would be forced into blindside duties right away as he’s only 20 years old and a bit raw. However, the upside is real, and the Fins grab their LT of the future here. 27. Seattle Seahawks – Jaylon Johnson (CB/Utah) – Johnson’s got a fantastic size/speed combo for the CB position, and fluid movements make him likely to sneak into the 1st round or be an excellent value in the 2nd round. Fits a need for Seattle, who are pretty devoid of CB talent in general, and Johnson can be a Day 1 starter for them. 28. Baltimore Ravens – Kenneth Murray (LB/Oklahoma) – Fantastic get for the Ravens here. Murray is a fast closing, explosive linebacker who is also very athletic in coverage. This fills a decent need for the Ravens, who arguably don’t have a true MIKE LB. There is an argument that Murray would be best served on the outside as well, but I think he can handle the middle just fine in the big leagues. 29. Tennessee Titans – Jordan Love (QB/Utah State) – I think Love ultimately sneaks into the first round for two main reasons 1) unbelievable size, arm strength and athletic ability that reminds some of Pat Mahomes and 2) the rookie wage scale giving 1st rounders only the opportunity to add a fifth year. QBs on their rookie deal are ideal for a team building a winning roster. Instead of potentially paying Tannehill significant money, they could have flexibility to let him walk and make Love their QB of the future. 30. Green Bay Packers – Laviska Shenualt (WR/Colorado) – Best overall athlete in the entire class? Shenault boasts a rocked-up muscular build and can run with the best of them. Size, speed, and hands, the one part of Shenualt’s game that might need work are his routes. Rodgers can work with him, and he can also learn from Davante Adams, one of the game’s best current receivers. 31. San Francisco 49ers – Grant Delpit (S/LSU) – I really don’t think Delpit falls this far. But this is an interesting scenario where he does. The slide ends here and the 49ers go best player available and make this easy. Delpit can also replace Jimmie Ward if he decides to leave early. Tall, fast free safety – the rich get richer. It would be something to see Delpit feast on this fantastic 49er D. 32. Kansas City Chiefs – A.J. Terrell (CB/Clemson) – Terrell is a tall / rangy corner that is a very good overall player. Tough national championship game, but let’s not let that spoil an excellent resume. Terrell slips into the first round here as KC has a fair amount of free agents across their secondary and might turn to the draft for reinforcements.
  4. Arizona Cardinals- Kyler Murray (Oklahoma) QB- Lets not start this thing off too cute, everything the Cardinals are saying or not saying are leading towards them selling out early on Rosen and take Murray, the uber talented multi sport star, to revamp their franchise with Kliff Kingsbury at the helm. San Francisco 49ers- Nick Bosa (Ohio State) DE- The 49ers grab who they believe is the most talented player in the draft and a guy with a pedigree who is more then just the brother of Joey Bosa. Nick has off the charts skills in the run/pass game and has the potential to be a force in the NFL for years to come. New York Jets- Josh Allen (Kentucky) OLB/DE- Williams or Oliver will be very tempting for the Jets here as well as a trade down but if the Jets stay put, Allen will be a very welcome addition to the big apple as they need an edge rusher but Allen is way more then just a need selection as his 17 sacks showed last year. Oakland Raiders- Quinnen Williams (Alabama) DT- Williams is an absolute beast and is a perfect fit for the Raiders who are devoid of talent. Even though he only started for one year at Alabama he showed scouts and fans a like the immense amount of damage that he can cause for any offense he lines up against. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Devin White (LSU) LB- With Kwon Alexander departing in free agency and Todd Bowels now in the fold on the defensive side of the ball, the Bucs decide to grab White who is an absolute stud linebacker and can step in from day 1 to be the quarterback of this defense with speed/strength/intelligence all at elite levels. New York Giants- Ed Oliver (Houston) DT- Dave Gettlemen is an extremely hard man to read and through all the talk from him/Shurmur I have no clue what they will do! After passing on quarterbacks last year in the top of the first round, I see that giants doing that again and grabbing Oliver who is a rare talent even with not ideal size for a defensive tackle. Oliver if put in the right places will be a favorite of Giants fans for years. Jacksonville Jaguars- TJ Hockenson (Iowa) TE- The Jaguars are going all in on Nick Foles and tight ends have been a big part of Foles success over his tenure with the Eagles and Hockenson has all the tools to be a Zach Ertz level playmaker at the next level. The Jaguars will be tempting to fill other needs but they take the safe route and help out their new franchise quarterback. Detroit Lions- Jonah Williams (Alabama) OL- The Lions could go a lot of different ways to go with this pick and Sweat is very tempting but with the heart issues they decide to pass and grab the top offensive line prospect in the draft Jonah Williams. Williams may start as a guard but eventually can slide out to right tackle and keeping Stafford healthy along with providing holes for Johnson gets answered with this selection. Buffalo Bills- Andre Dillard (Washington State) OL- This may surprise a few people here with the Bills answering a lot of holes on the offensive line in free agency but they are still missing a true top notch blindside protector and they will hope that Dillard can be that man. Dillard only gave up one sack in 2018 and with some more polish added on at the next level, Andre can grow and protect Josh Allen for both of their respective careers. Denver Broncos- Devin Bush (Michigan) LB- We all know Joe Flacco is not the long term answer at quarterback and either Haskins/Lock makes a ton of sense here but I do not see them addressing that need with this pick and give Vic Fangio a fun piece to play with. Bush is not getting the same hype as Devin White but you can make a strong argument that he's the better prospect. Two-time Butkus Award Finalist, Bush brings a rare combination of size and speed, the enforcing mentality that can change the personality of a defense. Cincinnati Bengals- Jawaan Taylor (Florida) OT- Bengals look to solidify the OL with this pick, and add Taylor to the mix to nail down RT with Cordy Glenn manning the left side. With the Billy Price pick from last year, you have the makings of a good unit upfront in Cinci, giving Zac Taylor a fair shot to set up his offense with Dalton entrenched under center. Green Bay Packers- Montez Sweat (Mississippi State) EDGE - Arguably no one has helped himself more than Sweat in the pre-draft process ... until the heart check-in. Outperforming expectations at the Senior Bowl and then putting together one of the most impressive Combine performances ever. Sweat has arguably been the top edge rusher in over the past two seasons in the SEC. Top 10 talent ... Packers vow to keep a defibrillator on the sideline and grab so much value here. Miami Dolphins- Dwayne Haskins (Ohio State) QB - Rebuild on. The Fins have needs all over the gridiron, but in this scenario they get their pick of the QBs not named Kyler and pounce on the opportunity. Haskins had an unbelievable year last year - 70% completion rate and 50 TDs - and has arm talent for days. I wouldn't call Haskins NFL-ready quite yet, as he can have sloppy footwork that translates to inconsistent ball placement. No doubt Miami will be calling for him to play, but the longer he can sit and learn the better. Atlanta Falcons- Dexter Lawrence (Clemson) DT - Falcons have their pick of some really strong defensive players at this spot, and they grab Lawrence to change their defense with this selection. His mere presence - 6'4, 342 pounds - will require double teams, and will open up a defense that sorely needs this sort of talent. Washington Redskins- Drew Locke (Missouri) QB - Assuming the 'Skins don't trade for Rosen - they grab their guy here at 15. Locke has an NFL ready arm right now - he can make all the throws, and has an absolute gun. Reminiscent of Matt Stafford, a former #1 overall pick, Lock needs to hone in on consistency. He'll have his growing pains, but is set up to start right away for Washington. Carolina Panthers- Clelin Ferrell (Clemson) EDGE - Team-leading force since 2016 - 27.5 sacks and 50 TFLs. Certainly a lot of talent on that Clemson line, but Ferrell has a motor that you just can't teach, as the amount of hustle plays he made was absurd. Ron Rivera will certainly take notice, as Ferrell could easily go earlier. New York Giants- Byron Murphy (Washington) CB - The GMEN continue to kick the QB can down the road and grab the Washington corner here. If there's one word for Murphy, it's reliability. Body control and balance, he's got some fluidity traits on the football field that you just can't teach. CB isn't a position that is being talked about a ton for the GMEN, but a run on other positions give the Giants a really nice opportunity to grab their pick. Murphy can pair with Janoris Jenkins and supplemental pick Beal to offer a serviceable secondary, and the Giants bolster a defense seriously devoid of talent with both Oliver and now Murphy. Minnesota Vikings- Christian Wilkins (Clemson) DT - The Vikes have some glaring holes on the OL, but a run on the top-tier tackles turns their eye to "Best Player Available" and Wilkins is screaming value here. Zimmer can barely contain himself and punches this selection quickly. One of the best defenders in Clemson school history, kid was flat out dominant as a freshman back in 2015. Three time All-American, two-time Nagurski Award finalist, I think this area is Wilkins' floor. Vikes with a heck of a get here. Tennessee Titans- Rashaan Gary (Michigan) DE/DT - Gary was a blue-chip recruit who was ready for the NFL years ago, and if the draft was based purely on physical measurable and the weight room you're looking at a top ten, maybe even a top five talent. But the tape just leaves you wanting more. 19 is an area that makes a lot of sense for Gary, as that boom-bust label makes a lot more sense here than in the top 10. Titans could use some DL talent too, so this is a nice combo of need and player Pittsburgh Steelers- AJ Brown (Ole Miss) WR - Steelers have a nice opportunity to grab their WR of choice and nab Brown here. Brown is a pretty jacked up and fluid 6'0 WR, and should be a menace in the slot for years to come. I think this is a heck of a spot for the youngster, with a very complementary skillset to Juju and Roethlisberger doesn't have to miss a beat with his potential targets in Steel City. Seattle Seahawks- Brian Burns (Florida State University) DE - The Seahawks could use some help on their defensive line. Burns has ridiculous upside and immense talent. Burns shut down the talks of his size at the combine and will make in impact for years to come in the league. Watch out people! Baltimore Ravens-Garret Bradbury (NC State) OL - With the heavy run first approach the Ravens look to bolster the offensive line, especially the interior. Bradbury is one of the top talents at his position in the draft and can be plugged in from day one. Houston Texans- Cody Ford (Oklahoma) OL - Houston needs to keep their franchise quarterback safe. They were at the bottom of the league when it came to giving up sacks. Ford is a versatile athlete who can provide help in the run and pass game and play either guard or tackle. Oakland Raiders- Greedy Williams (LSU) CB - Oakland looks to bolster their secondary with this pick. Greedy is arguable the best CB in this draft and would be a steal for the Raiders at this spot. He is phenomenal in coverage with his size and quickness. He needs to work on his tackling abilities but he can develop into one of the top corners in the future. Philadelphia Eagles - Nasir Adderley (Delaware) S - The Eagles were at the bottom of the league when it came to pass yards allowed per game. Nasir is a great athlete who can cover a lot of ground in the secondary. He will fit well into this Eagles secondary. Indianapolis Colts - D.K. Metcalf (Ole Miss) WR - The Colts add a dynamic player who can make plays down the field across from Hilton. They have some other needs on defense but they can't pass on a talent like Metcalf. If healthy, he will take this Colts offense to another level. Oakland Raiders - Josh Jacobs (Alabama) RB - After selecting two defense stars with the first two picks, the Raiders draft the best overall RB in the draft. Jacobs is built to plow over defenders who try and tackle him. He can make the blocks needed to succeed in the league as well. He is going to be a special player on a Raiders team that desperately needs help in the run game. Los Angeles Chargers - Chris Lindstrom (Boston College) OL - Lindstrom is a smaller lineman but has phenomenal feet quickness. Lindstrom is a great fit for this Chargers team that could use some help with run blocking and pass protection. Kansas City Chiefs- Rock Ya-Sin (Temple) CB - Rock did not have a long college career at Temple, but the talent is undeniable. He is a freak athlete who can do it all. He can cover man to man, help in run support and has great speed and hand skills. This is a great addition for the Chiefs at this spot. Green Bay Packers - Dalton Risner (Kansas State) OL - The Packers have spent a lot to beef up their defensive line this offseason. Needing to address the offensive line depth they take one of the top lineman in the class. Rodgers took more hits than the Packers would like moving forward. Risner can step in there and move some bodies. Los Angeles Rams - Jerry Tillery (Notre Dame) DL - Tillery is constantly disrupting the pass game of any opponent. He has the raw strength and explosiveness to succeed at the next level. Put him along side Donald and Fowler and you have a defense that will dominate weekly. New England Patriots - Dre-Mont Jones (Ohio State) DL - All the talk is about Gronk leaving and the Pats needing a new TE. This is true but they can grab one later. A more glaring need is on the defensive side of the ball where they lost a few guys. Jones is a unique combination of size and quickness. He has a relentless motor that helps him to win many battles. New England gets a solid DL talent with the last pick in the first round.
  5. 1. Arizona Cardinals – QB, Kyler Murray, Oklahoma Worst kept secret - Kliff Kingsbury loves Kyler Murray, I am of the belief that you can win with Kyler. His ability to make out-of-structure plays is top notch, he is certainly the most athletic passer of the group, and has a strong arm. He may not be as accurate as his Oklahoma predecessor and former #1 pick Baker Mayfield, but hey - it only takes one team. 
2. San Francisco 49ers – DE, Nick Bosa, Ohio State Throw needs out the window; this one's a no brainer. Bosa is the best player in the draft and pass rusher is the most important position on a defense. Check and check. Bosa will be a rock and force for the 49ers for years to come 
3. New York Jets – OLB, Josh Allen, Kentucky Jets grab a really nice combination of need and fit for new DC Greg Williams defense. Unbelievable blend of speed, bend, and hustle, really nice piece for Gang Green here. 
 4. Oakland Raiders – DT, Quinnen Williams, Alabama Raiders get some much needed depth in the trenches with Williams here, who has enough talent to be the best overall player most years. A super-productive, highly mobile 300 pounder, Williams will be a really nice rock for Gruden's defense 
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – DT, Ed Oliver, Houston The more I think about this the more I love this fit. New DC Todd Bowles is looking for speed, and Oliver can provide a ton of that up the middle. The future is bright for the defensive interior - Vita Vea is a mammoth of a man who eats blockers, and Ed Oliver is your gap shooter quick-twitch moveable piece. Ohhh yea 6. New York Giants – QB, Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State Watch for the GMEN to commit to the rebuild here if none of the top defensive players fall to them at 6 - mainly Bosa, Allen, and Williams. In this mock, the Giants can grab their signal caller of the future without trading up. Haskins has a ton of arm talent and can learn under Eli Manning for a year before taking the job. 
 7. Jacksonville Jaguars – WR, DK Metcalf, Ole Miss Perhaps a little high, but the fit seems strong. Metcalf can be that tall, rangy piece that the Jags are missing at WR, and oh-by-the-way he can absolutely blow the doors off a defense at the back-end. With a Fournette running game and a passing game with plenty of weapons - Foles has all the opportunities in front of him. 
 8. Detroit Lions – LB, Devin White, LSU Matt Patricia runs to the podium with this one. Love the fit here as Jarrad Davis can move to weakside and White can man the middle. White and Davis will have plenty of room to make plays with Snacks Harrison clogging the middle, giving the Lions a chance to have a really solid defense. 
9. Buffalo Bills – TE, TJ Hockenson, Iowa Tyler Kroft? Please. The Bills give Josh Allen an awesome piece both in the pass game and in the blocking / run department. Hockenson will come right in and man the position for years, and give the Bills a pass catcher to boot. 
10. Denver Broncos - QB Drew Lock The Broncos signed Joe Flacco this year as a stop-gap solution, but make no mistake they are all over this QB class. Lock has all the tools to be a top-flight NFL starter, despite some questionable production last year he is in a really nice position to sit under learn for a bit before starting his quest to the Lombardi trophy. 11. Cincinnati Bengals – LB, Devin Bush, Michigan The Bengals and Bush seem to be a perfect fit here. Bush is slightly undersized at his position but has the skill set to be an elite three-down linebacker in the NFL. The Bengals defense, one of the worst in run defense, has a desperate need for a stud linebacker here to slow down opposing teams. 12. Green Bay Packers – TE, Noah Fant, Iowa Green Bay made some noise in FA by signing to above average pass rushers. With that being said the Packers address a clear weakness at TE. Fant has the athleticism and speed to compete in the NFL. He lacks the physicality with blocking in the run game but there is no doubt that this guy will produce in a big way from the get-go. 13. Miami Dolphins – DE, Montez Sweat, Mississippi State Miami needs a pass rusher who can get to the quarterback consistently. The Dolphins were close to last in the NFL in sacks last season. Sweat is a guy who has a motor that is hard to stop. He consistently puts forth 100% effort in almost every play. His technique and athleticism help him succeed at the next level. 14. Atlanta Falcons – DT, Christian Wilkins, Clemson Wilkins is a leader with great size and quickness to be disruptive in the run and pass game. The Falcons are in need of defensive line help and Wilkins can make an impact frome day one. 15. Washington Redskins- DE, Rashan Gary, Michigan Gary is a freak athlete with great speed and quickness. Some are concerned with his injury history and lack of NFL IQ but there is no doubt that this guy has the tools to develop into a great talent. 16. Carolina Panthers – OT, Andre Dillard, Washington State Dillard had a great combine and pro day. He has a very athletic frame and can move easily in protection. The Panthers need to protect their franchise QB and Dillard is one of the most complete pass blockers in this draft. 17. New York Giants (via Cleveland) – OL, Jonah Williams, Alabama The Giants desperately need someone to step in at RT. Williams was dominant throughout college and will immediately help this Giants offense. After selecting Haskins with the number 6 pick the Giants look to help protect their investment by taking arguably the best offensive lineman in the draft. 18. Minnesota Vikings – OT, Jawaan Taylor, Florida The Vikings need to solidify their offensive line. Taylor dominates the line of scrimmage with his size. He is able to toss defenders in the run game as well. He has the ability to wither be used on the interior as a guard or as a tackle. He will give an instant boost to the run and pass game for the Vikings. 19. Tennessee Titans- DE, Clelin Ferrell, Clemson Ferrell would be a steal here. He is a young, strong, athletic player that will give the Titans defensive a major boost on the edge. Ferrell has the skills to be a top 5 rusher in the league. 20. Pittsburgh Steelers – WR, Marquise Brown, Oklahoma The Steelers need to fill a void left by Antonio Brown. Marquise has a unique explosive playmaking ability that will easily fit into the Pittsburgh Steelers scheme. He is the most polished receiver coming into the league and will make an immediate impact on this pass happy team. 21. Seattle Seahawks- DE, Brian Burns, Florida State Burns has been climbing up the draft boards because of his speed, burst, and versatility. He has been putting on weight and muscle bulk to silence the haters about his lack of size. His upside is sky high and he will fit well with this Seahawks team that could use a pass rusher alongside Frank Clark. 22. Baltimore Ravens- WR, N’keal Harry, Arizona State The Ravens are clearly committed to Lamar Jackson as their future quarterback and even though this is clearly going to be a run first team, Harry still would be an excellent addition. A dynamo in the red zone, the big-bodied Harry will step in from day 1 as a starter on this offense. 23. Houston Texans- OL, Cody Ford, Oklahoma The Texans need to keep Deshaun Watson healthy and Ford can certainly help with that. A massive human being with the ability to play both guard/tackle, Ford will become a valuable piece of this offensive line for a long time to come. 24. Oakland Raiders- CB, Deandre Baker, Georgia A very reliable cover corner is Baker who was a stalwart of the Georgia Bulldogs and is the smart and savvy player that coaches are craving. Baker does not have elite physical skills but makes up for it with intangibles and physicality. 25. Philadelphia Eagles- CB, Greedy Williams, LSU An absolute steal this late in the draft and a very different corner then Baker who went one pick before. Williams had prototypical size for the corner position and had rare athleticism that allows him the potential to be a true number one corner for the Eagles. 26. Indianapolis Colts- CB- Byron Murphy, Washington The run on corners continue and the Colts end up with Murphy who is on the smaller side but is a true ball hawk that will be able to play inside/outside on an improving defense. 27. Oakland Raiders- DL, Dexter Lawrence. Clemson The Raiders are so devoid of talent at this point that they really need to hit on all three of these picks and grabbing Lawrence here adds to their impressive haul so far. Dexter is a behemoth that can cause havoc on the inside with his blend of size/skill. 28. Los Angeles Chargers- DL, Jerry Tillery, Notre Dame The Chargers seem to be in the marker for a successor for Phillip Rivers but the chance to add another valuable piece to a roster that is very close to reaching the promise land is to good to pass up. Tillery has a great story and that story will continue in Los Angeles where he has the chance to cause chaos for quarterbacks from the jump. 29. Kansa City Chiefs- CB, Trayvon Mullen, Clemson The Chiefs offense is out of this world with Mahomes at the helm and adding a player like Jacobs could be interesting but Mullen has all the tools to be a successful player in this league even though he had up and down play this year. 30. Green Bay Packers- OL, Dalton Risner, Kansas State Rodgers is not getting any younger and the only chance the packers have to make some noise for the next few years is to protect him. Risner does not have the flash/upside as some of the other offensive lineman in this draft but has the make up of an above average starter for a long time. 31. Los Angeles Rams- Edge, Jachai Polite, Florida An undersized player but with off the chart athleticism, Polite will be able to do a lot of damage on this team with teams focused on Aaron Donald on the inside. Polite is a great get this late in the draft and adds to an already talented defense. 32. New England Patriots- TE, Irv Smith, Alabama This pick just makes too much sense for the Patriots. Gronk is gone and Smith is not the same player as Gronk but he can be effective as a blocker/receiver foe a team that is looking to repeat.
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