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  1. 7 Trades 1. LAC Trade For #3 DET 2. ATL Trade For #7 CAR 3. DEN Trade For #13 SF 4. NE Trade For #17 DAL 5. BAL Trade For #26 MIA 6. KC Trade For #27 SEA 7. TB Trade For #31 SF #1- Cincinnati Bengals- Joe Burrow #2- Washington Redskins- Chase Young #3- Los Angeles Chargers- Tua Tagovaiola #4- New York Giants- Tristan Wirfs #5- Miami Dolphins- Andrew Thomas #6- Detroit Lions- Jeff Okudah #7- Atlanta Falcons- CJ Henderson #8- Arizona Cardinals- Mekhi Bechton #9- Jacksonville Jaguars- Isaiah Simmons #10- Cleveland Browns- Jedrick Wills #11- New York Jets- Henry Ruggs III #12- Oakland Raiders- Derrick Brown #13- Denver Broncos- Jerry Jeudy #14- Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Javon Kinlaw #15- San Francisco 49ers- CeeDee Lamb #16- Carolina Panthers- K’Lavon Chaisson #17- New England Patriots- Justin Herbert #18- Miami Dolphins- Jordan Love #19- Oakland Raiders- Justin Jefferson #20- Jacksonville Jaguars- Yetur Gross Matos #21- Philadelphia Eagles- Kenneth Murray #22- Minnesota Vikings- Lavishka Shenault Jr #23- Dallas Cowboys- Cesar Ruiz #24- New Orleans Saints- Jalen Reagor #25- Minnesota Vikings- Jaylon Johnson #26- Baltimore Ravens- Patrick Queen #27- Kansa City Chiefs- D’Andre Swift #28- Miami Dolphins- Xavier McKinney #29- Tennessee Titans- Ross Blacklock #30- Green Bay Packers- Tee Higgins #31- Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Josh Jones #32- Seattle Seahawks- Zach Baun
  2. JB Final Mock 7 Trades 1. LAC Trade For #3 DET 2. ATL Trade For #7 CAR 3. DEN Trade For #13 SF 4. NE Trade For #17 DAL 5. BAL Trade For #26 MIA 6. KC Trade For #27 SEA 7. TB Trade For #31 SF #1- Cincinnati Bengals- Joe Burrow #2- Washington Redskins- Chase Young #3- Los Angeles Chargers- Tua Tagovaiola #4- New York Giants- Tristan Wirfs #5- Miami Dolphins- Andrew Thomas #6- Detroit Lions- Jeff Okudah #7- Atlanta Falcons- CJ Henderson #8- Arizona Cardinals- Mekhi Bechton #9- Jacksonville Jaguars- Isaiah Simmons #10- Cleveland Browns- Jedrick Wills #11- New York Jets- Henry Ruggs III #12- Oakland Raiders- Derrick Brown #13- Denver Broncos- Jerry Jeudy #14- Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Javon Kinlaw #15- San Francisco 49ers- CeeDee Lamb #16- Carolina Panthers- K’Lavon Chaisson #17- New England Patriots- Justin Herbert #18- Miami Dolphins- Jordan Love #19- Oakland Raiders- Justin Jefferson #20- Jacksonville Jaguars- Yetur Gross Matos #21- Philadelphia Eagles- Kenneth Murray #22- Minnesota Vikings- Lavishka Shenault Jr #23- Dallas Cowboys- Cesar Ruiz #24- New Orleans Saints- Jalen Reagor #25- Minnesota Vikings- Jaylon Johnson #26- Baltimore Ravens- Patrick Queen #27- Kansa City Chiefs- D’Andre Swift #28- Miami Dolphins- Xavier McKinney #29- Tennessee Titans- Ross Blacklock #30- Green Bay Packers- Tee Higgins #31- Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Josh Jones #32- Seattle Seahawks- Zach Baun Bonus : #1 (Pick 3) #2 (7Trades)
  3. Mock Draft #3 COVID edition 1.Cincinnati Bengals - QB Joe Burrow, LSU The Bengals are in desperate need of a quarterback and hit a homerun with Burrow as the number one pick. He has great pocket awareness and exceptional arm talent. He always seems cool, calm and collected and will help get this franchise back in the right direction. 2. Washington Redskins - OL Tristan Wirfs, Iowa This guy just keeps on climbing the boards. Washington has a pretty stout defensive line, so they draft one of the best offensive linemen in this draft. Wirfs will slide in immediately and help get this offense going by protecting Haskins and giving him time to throw the ball. He will also help open up the run game. Some are scouting him to be a better guard than tackle. Wirfs will be a pro bowl lineman for years to come. 3. Detroit Lions – DE Chase Young, Ohio State The Lions are gushing that Young fell to them. He is an all-American talent that can do it all. He has the size, speed, and versatility to get after the quarterback and defend the run game extremely well. He is a once in a lifetime player that will help turn this defense around. Bob Quinn & Matt Patricia are in desperate need of a winning season and take the guy that can help keep them in contention. 4. New York Giants - OT Mekhi Becton, Louisville Becton is the top tackle in this draft. With his combination of size and speed he can immediately fill a glaring hole for this Giants team. This guy has the highest ceiling out of all the linemen. Some criticize is love for food, but I only think it helps light a fire under a 370-pound behemoth. This guy’s college tape shows the type of production he is capable of at the next level. Watch out! 5. Miami Dolphins - QB Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama The Dolphins pick up Tua here to help dig this dire franchise out of the gutters. There have been rumors going around that the Dolphins medical staff wanted another look at Tua before the draft, but I think it is all smokescreen. This guy’s talent is undeniable. He is easily one of the top athletes in this draft and has great precision and accuracy on his throws. 6. Los Angeles Chargers - LB Isaiah Simmons, Clemson There is just no way the Chargers can pass up on a talent like Simmons. They do have two great edge rushers, but they are both going to be free agents next year. Simmons is force that will provide them depth and make them one of the top defenses in the league. Telesco loves durable players, and this is as durable as they come. He has the size to rush the passer and the quickness to cover running backs coming out of the back field. He can do it all. 7. Carolina Panthers – DT, Derrick Brown, Auburn The Panthers have some glaring holes on defense. They were at the bottom of the league in stopping the run last year. You need to build up the line first. Brown is a tremendous athlete who will be a force in both the run game and the pass game. He won’t be a big sacks guy at first, but he can fill the gaps and apply pressure with his massive frame. Immediate force for this new look Carolina team. 8. Arizona Cardinals – CB Jeff Okudah, Ohio State Arizona has bolstered their entire team and has no excuses to not be in the playoff run this year. With that said, they take the best player available here. They can’t pass up on a stud talent like Okudah. He will be the lockdown corner that they need for years to come. He can cover the elite wide receivers with his great instincts and quickness. The Cardinals are in one of the toughest divisions defensively and need to continue to improve this defense to compete. Great pick by the Cardinals at number 8. 9. Jacksonville Jaguars - OT Jedrick Willis, Alabama The Jaguars made some moves this offseason to help make this team competitive next year. Taking Willis here only solidifies the fact that they believe Minshew can lead them. Willis will provide the protection that he desperately needs. Willis will be a major upgrade over Robinson and be a force for years to come. He is also one of the top run blockers in his class. This guy can do it all. 10. Cleveland Browns - OT Andrew Thomas, Georgia And just like that another lineman off the board. Thomas is arguably the best run blocker in this year’s class at his position. Adding Thomas to this Browns offensive would benefit everyone of the very talented skill players and help protect their precious Baker. This is a very loaded Browns offense and will have the opportunity to shine with Thomas blocking the edge. 11. New York Jets – WR CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma With top tier OTs taken in the top ten, the Jets resort to another way to help ascending QB Sam Darnold and grab a #1 WR. A true gamer, CeeDee Lamb left Oklahoma near the top of the school’s all-time receiving lists. A fierce competitor with the right mindset (i.e. no “diva” here), you’ve got a year 1 starter and likely one of the top ten receivers in the league in short order. The Jets scream “sign me up!” as they desperately need this talent. 12. Oakland Raiders – WR Jerry Jeudy, Alabama The Raiders sorely need a steady WR presence for their offense, and Jeudy fits that bill. Elite route runner and terrific stop-and-start ability, not a workout warrior but a football player for sure. I think Mayock & Gruden appreciate that last point and make Jeudy black-and-silver. 13. San Francisco 49ers – WR Henry Ruggs III, Alabama Super interesting spot for SF as they have #31 as well – could package draft capital to move up & get “their guy”. But if they stay, Ruggs would be a fantastic get. Deadly combo of 1) elite, rare speed and 2) a competitor mentality, he’s going to work. That last part is key because at the moment, you could argue there isn’t a whole lot of variety to his game. The other negative would be his potential to get soft tissue injuries, this track-like body is somewhat akin to Will Fuller’s injury-prone time in the bigs. But the 49ers are stoked to get this talent here. 14. Tampa Bay Bucs – DT Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina Ndamukong Suh was brought back for another one-year deal, but the Bucs really need a long-term solution next to nose tackle Vita Vea. The tool set with Kinlaw is amongst the best at the position, he’s shown the ability to dominate games from the middle. A bit of a “blank slate” – he’ll need some coaching, but a nice spot here without a need to start from day 1 and really develop his skill set. The upside is almost unmatched – his ceiling is literally the most dominant DT in the league. 15. Denver Broncos – LB Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma From a team need standpoint, I think this is a somewhat difficult draw for Denver, with top four OL taken & a few WRs taken right before them. With 9/14 first picks on offense, great defensive talent slips and Vic Fangio takes notice, selecting Murray with the #15 pick here. Don’t be at all surprised if Murray goes top ten, he’s a true three down player who will make everyone around him better, being touted for leadership and play by coaches and opponents alike. Von Miller, Chubb, & Murray. Wow. Want to help your young QB? Get a defense that will give the ball right back to him. 16. Atlanta Falcons – DE Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State As a Giants fan, I’m pulling for Gross-Matos to make it to the top of round 2. I really just don’t see that happening though, and in fact he’d make an excellent get for the Birds right here. He has the physical tools that coaches want – size, length, quicks – so much so that folks have labelled him an upside prospect. But, he recorded 35 TFL, 17.5 sacks over two seasons for the Nittany Lions, so he’s got production to back it up. Upside & production, mid-round 1 seems good to me, and as we get closer to Thursday watch for the round 1 chatter to grow louder for this talented pass rusher. 17. Dallas Cowboys – CB CJ Henderson, Florida This pick makes way too much sense, especially the way the board shakes out for the ‘Boys. DL talent comes off just in front of them, so they look to probably their biggest need in the secondary, where they just lost their top cornerback Byron Jones to free agency. Henderson brings fantastic height, weight, speed, and leaping ability to boot. Agile enough too to keep pace with some of the shiftiest slot receivers. No brainer for Dallas here, the question on Cowboy fans’ minds should be – does he last until #17? Another prospect that could slip inside the top 10. 18. Miami Dolphins – S Grant Delpit, LSU The Dolphins find themselves in a nimble spot here, there’s a few directions they could go in. Do they reach for their 5th-ranked OT? Do they take their top-ranked RB here? Maybe a lesser talked about need, but in fact glaring, is their hole at Safety after releasing Reshad Jones. Right now, they list Eric Rowe and Adrian Colbert as their starting safeties, just not going to cut it. While Delpit didn’t quite reach the “elite” tier that many had him at one point or another, I think you’ve got a year 1 contributor, a solid starter, & a kid that can be the face of the defense that will produce across the board. 19. Oakland Raiders – DE AJ Epenesa, Iowa Mayock & company spent a lot of money on the defense this offseason, and the former avid draft media specialist did that so they could have a ton of flexibility with this pick here to say – OK, who’s the best defender available? The obvious exception to that rule is CB, but I think Mayock & Gruden are true to their board and grab Epenesa here to stack fantastic depth for one of the most important positions on defense. Big, long, physical lineman who brings a very nice all-around ability to his game. Nothing screams elite, but he’ll be an excellent & immediate contributor. 20. Jacksonville Jaguars – WR Tee Higgins, Clemson Jacksonville looks to give Gardner Minshew a real shot with 1st round selections here – cement his blindside, and grab a phenomenal pair opposite DJ Chark with Higgins here. A 6’4 smooth yet aggressive ball snagger for Gardner to lock onto in the red zone, this pick comes after a run on defensive talent in front of them. I think this is a fantastic fit – Higgins adds a dimension that Jacksonville just doesn’t have. 21. Philadelphia Eagles- LB Patrick Queen, LSU The Eagles will be very tempted to take a wideout here but with the depth at the position in this draft, they decide to go BPA and snab Patrick Queen who is an absolute wild man when he is out on the field albeit with limited tape. Queen is a modern day linebacker who can be a force in the run/pass game and will be the stalwart of that defense for a long time. 22. Minnesota Vikings- WR Justin Jefferson, LSU This is an absolute slam dunk pick for the Vikings with a plug and play selection with Jefferson. Not a heralded recruit out of high school but sure made people remember his name on the national scene this year as he is a precise route runner who can play inside/outside and will be a great compliment to Adam Thielen. 23. New England Patriots- DL K’Lavon Chaisson, LSU Chaisson is an absolute freak of nature with the athleticism that NFL teams dream of. Chaisson was not able to put all of this talent into statistics but if any team can translate his athleticism to production you would have to say Bill and the Pats. With the right seasoning, this guy could be the steal of the first round with clear double digit sack potential. 24. New Orleans Saints- QB Jordan Love, Utah State Drew Bress is a HOF but his time is numbered and I do not believe that the Saints see Tayson Hill as any more of a gadget player so Payton decides to take the guy with the jaw dropping measurables and select Love. Love had a tremendous 2018 but this past season was one to forget with a lot of turnovers along with concerns that this may translate to the next level. I believe this is an ideal spot for Love who can reach his otherworldly potential. 25. Minnesota Vikings- Jaylen Johnson CB, Utah The Vikings are in desperate need of a cornerback after they jettisoned many of their corners from last year so they decide to grab Johnson who has the prototypical body type to be a shutdown corner in this league. Johnson is able to play against the run as well due to his size so he can step in from Day 1 to be a contributor for Zimmer’s defense. 26. Miami Dolphins- Austin Jackson OL, USC A running back is very enticing here but you see time and time again how later round running backs can contribute on winning teams so they decide to protect their new interest at quarterback and take Austin Jackson. Jackson is only 20 years old and probably will not be able to be a steady contributor right away and due to a bone marrow transplant to a sister last year may have not been playing at full strength this year but the upside is too good to pass up right now. 27. Seattle Seahawks- Marlon Davidson DL, Auburn Davidson was not even the best player on his defensive line at college but don’t let that fool you, Davidson is an absolute specimen with the ability to play inside/out. With Clowney still a free agent, there is a clear need for the Seahawks right here and Davidson has an array of moves which will make it hectic for quarterbacks facing him for a long time. 28. Baltimore Ravens- Zach Baun LB, Wisconsin The Ravens are that good of a team right now who have the ability to take the best guy on the board so they jump at Baun. Baun is undersized but can get to the quarterback with an array of moves while also being a chess piece for the Ravens to use at multiple spots on the second level. A diluted sample will not affect this guy's draft sock. 29. Tennessee Titans- Ross Blacklock DT, TUC With the departure of big man Jurell Casey, Blacklock can fill a hole on a team that is a clear contender who was one game away from the Super Bowl. Blacklock has all the skills against the run and pass with freaky athletic ability but due to some injury concerns, he slides all the way to the Titans who can pair him with Jeffery Simmons to make a stalwart defensive line for years to come. 30. Green Bay Packers- Denzel Mims WR, Baylor The Packers have minimal years left with Aaron Rodgers playing at a high level so they decide to give him all the help they can get and grab Mims whose stock has risen dramatically since the combine. In a year of talented wide receivers it's easy to forget about Mims but you should not, he's an absolute game changer on the outside with the ability to impact the game in a variety of different ways, he needs some polishing but you cannot deny his talent. 31. San Francisco 49ers- Justin Madubukie DT, Texas A&M The 49ers clearly value the defensive line using a litany of high draft picks on the d line and with the trade of Bucker I believe they decide to restock and take Madubukie who is an absolute bull. He does not have the elite traits of other defensive tackles but his effort and skills are elite so he will be able to contribute even on a rotational basis very quickly. 32. Kansas City Chiefs- D’Andre Swift RB, Georgia The Chiefs have a clear need at cornerback but Swift is too tantalizing to pass up at this juncture of the defeat and this allows the best offense in the NFL to get a whole lot more scary. Swift has all the tools you look for in a lead back and with Williams signed for one more year, they will perform as a committee to start but Swift will be the bell cow for this offense for years to come. Round 2 33. Cincinnati Bengals- Brandon Aiyuk WR, Arizona State Bengals need to give Burrow every chance to succeed and with Green's future uncertain they take the uber talented Aiyuk who can contribute as a returner as well. 34. Indianapolis Colts- Lavishka Shenault WR, Colorado A poor combine really hurt his stock but this is a world class athlete who I believe Frank Reich will be able to use in a myriad of different ways. 35. Detroit Lions- AJ Terrell CB, Clemson This guy was talked about as a top flight can't miss prospect until the National Title game and the Lions will not let one game blind them from the latent Terrell has. 36. New York Giants- Cesar Ruiz C, Michigan The Giants decide to continue to revamp their O Line and take Ruiz who can come in from Day 1 and be the starting center for Jones and Big Blue with his intelligence/skills at a high level. 37. LA Chargers- Jalen Hurts QB, Oklahoma A proven winner who can contribute in other ways from Day 1 and will learn from Tyrod Taylor for a year or two until he becomes the leader of this team. 38. Carolina Panthers- Matthew Hennessy OL, Temple A former player of new coach Matt Rhule who can play all over the interior offensive line for this team and pave holes for the super start McCaffery. 39. Miami Dolphins- Lloyd Cushenberry, LSU Dolphins are protecting their investment by grabbing a future center and a guy who can immediately step in play anywhere in the interior. 40. Houston Texans- Neville Gallimore DT, Oklahoma With the departure of DJ Reader, DT is a need and Gallimore is a massive load who can fill the glaring need. 41. Cleveland Browns- Xavier Mckinney S, Alabama This is a great get for the Browns as Mckinney is a guy who is a natural born leader and despite not having elite level traits, this guy can be a starter for years to come. 42. Jacksonville Jaguars- JK Dobbins RB, Ohio State With Fournette potentially on the way out they decide to take his replacement with the do it all Dobbins. 43. Chicago Bears - Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU Da Bears grab Fulton here to help compete with CFL standout Tre Roberson. 44. Indianapolis Colts - Chase Claypool, WR/TE, Notre Dame Two pack of pass catchers for the Colts? Why not. Colts GM Ballard know talent, and Claypool has too much ball skills and physicality to pass up. Reminiscent of Evan Engram, he’ll be a great new weapon for newly minted QB Philip Rivers. 45. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU Brady gets a nice piece here, Clyde is a safe bet to be a really good pro, will be a welcome sighting amidst a bunch of underperformers in TB’s backfield. 46. Denver Broncos - Van Jefferson, WR, Florida Broncos wait until round 2 to grab a WR in this loaded class and it certainly pays off. Jefferson runs expert routes and catches everything he gets his hands on. 47. Atlanta Falcons - Jonathan Greenard, DE, Florida The Falcons go all out on defense the first two rounds, grabbing Kinlaw and now the quick, athletic edge Greenard here. 48. NY Jets - Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise State I think this is a reach, however the Jets should address OT with either first two picks. The good on Ezra - he’s a smooth operator, with great balance / movement. The bad - short arms, and not the most powerful. He’ll need time in the weight room but the upside is real. 49. Pittsburgh Steelers - Michael Pittman Jr., WR, USC Pittman fills a nice role for the Steelers here, who have some interesting talent at the position but really need some more help. 50. Chicago Bears - Josh Jones, OT, Houston Big time need for the Bears here, and another club with a slight reach for a premium position. Jones has some really agile traits, and can be a long time starter in this league. 51. Dallas Cowboys - Terrell Lewis, DE, Alabama Roll tide!! Lewis would be a first rounder if it weren’t for the injuries - he’s got all the tools, very much on display during Senior Bowl week. 52. LA Rams - Logan Wilson, LB, Wyoming Loving the fit here. Wilson has tremendous speed and instincts, and should be able to slot right in after the Rams lost Littleton to FA. 53. Philadelphia Eagles- Jeff Gladney, CB,TCU The Eagles go defense again taking the best available CB on the board. Gladney falling this far would be a shock. Some question whether his size would translate well at the next level but Gladney is one of the top press coverage corners in this draft who will fit in immediately for a depleted Eagles secondary. 54. Buffalo BIlls- Darrell Taylor, Edge, Tennessee This is the Bills first pick in 2020. They just lost Shaq Lawson and they need some more depth at the defensive line. Taylor has natural talent and will succeed in this stout Bills defense. 55. Baltimore Ravens- Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina Edwards is a big bodied receiver who can be that red zone threat for the Ravens offense. After taking a linebacker with their first pick, they fill a major hole with one of the more talented receivers left on the board. 56. Miami Dolphins-Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin The Dolphins get a stud running back at 56. Taylor has sub 4.4 speed and can play every down. Pair this guy up with Tua for the next 5 years and you are going to challenge some defenses. 57. LA Rams-John Simpson, OG, Clemson The Rams look to bolster their offensive line. Simpson is rock solid on the interior and will immediately step in and help open up some running lanes for this Rams offense. 58. Minnesota Vikings- Lucas Niang, OT, TCU The offensive line unit is one of the more important aspects to an offense, and Minnesota’s front line needs to address this area in the draft to be able to open up holes in the run game and protect Cousins in the pocket this season. Niang has a massive frame and great football iQ. Some question his footwork needs to be worked on but there is no doubt that Niang will fill a massive void for the Vikings. 59. Seattle Seahawks-Julian Okwara, Edge,Notre Dame It would be a shock to see Okwara fall this far. Very talented and gives the Seahawks a pass rusher to help immediately. 60. Baltimore Ravens- Netane Muti, OG, Fresno State The Ravens bolster their offensive line with Muti. He has an injury history that isn’t very appealing but when on the field this guy is a bulldozer. 61. Tennessee Titans- Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama The Titans are gushing that Diggs fell this far in the second round. They fill an immediate void and continue to improve their chances of making another playoff run. 62. Green Bay Packers-Malik Harrison, LB, Ohio State The Packers have one of the weakest linebacker corps in the league. Harrison is versatile and will bring the talent and youth to this Packers defense. 63. Kansas City Chiefs- Antoine Winfield Jr., S, Minnesota Some question his size but this kid can play. He has a great football mentality and will join an already stacked Chiefs team that will look to repeat next year. 64. Seattle Seahawks- Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn This is a freakish athlete who needs to work on some of his technique. Noah is a physical corner that will fit well into the Seahawks scheme.
  4. 1. Cleveland Browns- Josh Allen, QB Wyoming With Tyrod Taylor in the fold the Browns have the ability to take Allen who oozes with arm talent and size that is prototypical for an NFL quarterback. They decide to overlook his accuracy issues and sub-par play against top competition to make him the quarterback of the future. 2. New York Giants- Sam Darnold, QB USC I believe this is what the Giants would love to happen more thenanything. All the talk is that they love Barkley and I do believe that but I think the man they truly want is Darnold. He may not have the physical frame that Allen has but he has off the chart intagibles and the chance to draft a successor to Eli is to juicy to pass up even with an absolute stud like Barkley on the board. 3. New York Jets- Baker Mayfield, QB Oklahoma The Jets made a blockbuster trade with the Colts to get to the third selection and you know they want a quarterback. I believe Mayfield will be a great fit with the Jets as he can learn behind Mccown for a few games and be able to contribute early. 4. Cleveland Browns- Saquon Barkley, RB Penn State This is the dream scenario for the Browns. They get the best player in the draft at #4 and give Allen a stud three down back to ease his transition to the NFL. 5. Denver Broncos- Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB Alabama Elway is disappointed with Mayfield not being on the board here and with Keenum in the fold he does not reach for another QB. This comes down to Chubb and Minkah, and Fitzpatrick become the selection after the loss of Talib, Fitzpatrick can slide into this defense and play all over the backside and contribute from day 1. 6. Indianapolis Colts- Bradley Chubb, DE NC State The Colts are in massive need of an edge rusher and they get the best one in the class in Chubb. This works out beautifully for the Colts as they get the guy they may have taken at 3 at 6 and get multiple other picks to play with in the upcoming rounds. 7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Denzel Ward, CB Ohio State After a very disappointing year last year, the Buccaneers are looking for talent all over the roster. Ward can step in from day 1 and lock down opposing teams #1 receivers with his excellent size, speed, tackling and ball skills. 8. Chicago Bears- Quentin Nelson, OG Notre Dame The Bears run up to the podium to make this selection as from all accounts Nelson is projecting to be an all pro type player right when he steps on the field. With a young quarterback and new offensive minded coach coming in Nagy, Nelson is a safe and smart pick for the Bears. 9. San Francisco 49ers- Marcus Davenport, DE UTSA The 49’ers had a hard time getting to the quarterback last year and even though he is extremely raw, Davenport can be an absolute stud and sack artist in this league with a little seasoning from a coaching staff. 10. Oakland Raiders- Roquan Smith, LB Georgia The Raiders have a huge need at inside linebacker and Smith will be able to start and contribute from day 1 as the quarterback of the Oakland defense. I love Smith and all that he brings to a team from a mental and physical standpoint. This is a slam-dunk pick for the Raiders. 11. Miami Dolphins- Josh Rosen, QB UCLA The Fins get one of the top four QBs here and bring in some serious competition for Tannehill. This is great value outside the top ten as Rosen is the best pure passers in this draft. A lot have criticized Rosen’s personality, but I think Josh is pretty misunderstood at this point. He has a very high IQ and is a fierce competitor that wants to be the best, and Gase finds his QB of the future here that he can mold and work with to bring Super Bowls to South Beach 12. Buffalo Bills- Derwin James, S Florida State Tough scenario for the Bills here, as they just miss out on the top four QBs. With the run on passers, McDermott and co sees too much value in other positions and forgoes their glaring QB need with their first pick to get a truly great talent in James. Derwin is a presence changer, a vocal leader, fierce competitor that wants to win, and a violent hitter with range. A generational talent that a defensive guru like McDermott knows can add a lot to his defense, James is a strong pick here. 13. Washington Redskins- Vita Vea, DT, Washington This is a great scenario for the Skins, I think Vea is their target all along. A glaring need here for Washington, last year they were dead last in the league stopping the run on a yards/game basis. Vea has a rare blend of mammoth size and quickness/athleticism. He projects as a nose tackle, but he is more athletic than a lot of 3-4 DEs in the NFL. Watch out — if a Defensive Coordinator can maximize Vea’stalents he could be the best defender in this draft. Drafting the Husky would give Washington a strong DL core, pairing him with last year’s 1st rounder Jonathan Allen. 14. Green Bay Packers- Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa The Packers have had some of the worst corners and pass defenders over the past few years as any. They worked last year to shore that up with Kevin King in the top of the second round, but they need to do more and are in a nice spot to grab their pick of the second-best corner in a truly great class for the position. Jackson has WR like hands, and amazing instincts for the position. Some may label Josh as a one-year wonder, but those folks couldn’t be more far off — he is just starting to hit his potential, and with a bit of coaching I have no doubts that he can be a shutdown corner at the next level 15. Arizona Cardinals- Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville The Cards get their QB of the future here. Jackson needs quite a bit of refinement, but he is a dynamic playmaker that can do it with both his legs and his arm. He makes some strong timing and rhythm throws, and his legs make him extremely dynamic. With Sam Bradford signed, Jackson can sit and learn the ropes a bit as he waits his turn. 16. Baltimore Ravens- Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama Ever since Steve Smith left, it seems like this Ravens offense was missing a wideout playmaker. Enter Ridley, who can infuse a lot of quickness and playmaking ability to this offense. Ridley is a fiery player who is extremely fluid in and out of his breaks. The one area he may have to shore up is his work against man press, as some corners may be able to toss him around. But Harbough and the Ravens can work to line Ridley up in a way that takes full advantage of his strong skillset. 17. Los Angeles Chargers- Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame The Chargers are in the market for an upgrade over Joe Barksdale and Russell Okung at OT, and find themselves with their pick of the OT class here. Albeit a bit disappointing of a class, McGlinchey stands out as a high floor pick who can come right in and start day 1. Nothing flashy here, and he may not have the ceiling of other first round OTs in recent memory, but with his attention to detail andmatured/developed power game, he will be an impact starter early on for the Bolts. 18. Seattle Seahawks- Harold Landry, DE, Boston College After losing Michael Bennett, the Hawks find themselves in dire need of a pass rusher. They have significant need at OL and WR, but their value-need combo is strongest at DE and specifically with Landry. Elite movement here, athleticism and quick twitch agility second to none of all edge rushers in this class. Effort and consistency has been questioned, but make no mistake there is a ton of potential and ability here. Landry will be around an unbelievable fan community in Qualcomm, and defensive vets like Kam Chancellor will help him push hard to reach his high ceiling. 19. Dallas Cowboys- Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech The ‘Boys end Tremaine’s slide here, and ****** him with the 19th pick. Top-notch athleticism here and a ceiling that is matched by few-to-none, Edmunds is only 20 years old. That being said, some have questioned his instincts and his ability to work with misdirections, and he is going to need to work on the mental part of the game. Teams may fall in love with his ceiling and he could easily go in the top ten, but a low potential floor may also give way to a slide next Thursday. The ‘Boys see too much value and stop that slide here. 20. Detroit Lions- Isaiah Wynn, OL, Georgia The Lions have some holes at RB and TE, but focus on the Offensive Line to ensure a strong offensive foundation for 2018. If they do choose to go OL, it will be interesting to see which player they covet for their scheme, as there are plenty of options available on the board currently. With the OT position looking pretty good, they look towards the inside and particularly Wynn here. Wynn is an amazing competitor with top-notch technique, and played hard-nosed SEC football. Some truly phenomenal games against the best of the SEC, as his name suggests Wynn is a Winner (ha) and will help Motown get to the promise land. 21. Cincinnatti Bengals- James Daniels, C, Iowa The Bengals have been trash with the run game in recent years. Daniels is the man to help solve those problems. Daniels is quick and agile and can win positioning at the line of scrimmage. Some say he needs to get stronger but this future pro bowler will help in pass protection and turn this run game around. 22. Buffalo Bills- Connor Williams, OT, Texas The Bills have a few needs however a glaring one is at the OL. Williams has a history of knee problems, however the talent is undeniable. As long as his knee checks out, Williams will use his height and his strength to protect his QB. 23. New England Patriots- Kolton Miller, OL, UCLA Kolton Miller is rising up the boards fast. With his tall frame and great hip flexibility he will be able to move edge rushers around his QB. With the loss of Nate Solder to the Giants, the Patriots have a gaping hole that needs to be filled and land their guy. 24. Carolina Panthers- Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU The Panthers are in need of a talented receiver to add to their arsenal. Sutton is a guy who is not going to burn anyone with his speed but he is intelligent and has good hands to catch in trafic and win those 50/50 balls. He will need to polish his route running in the NFL but this kid will be good for years to come. 25. Tennessee Titans- Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama After bolstering their secondary last season, the Titans add Evans here who is a versatile, strong, and fast linebacker. He has the ability to go from sideline to sideline and with his college background will have no problem adjusting to this NFL style play. This kid will make and immediate impact in the league. 26. Atlanta Falcons- Da'ron Payne, DT, Alabama The falcons look to bolster their run defense as well as their pass rush with Payne. He has a rare combination of size and athleticism that any team would be lucky to have. Has major potential to make this Falcons team a contender on defense and become a future pro bowler. 27. New Orleans Saints- Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Esch Boise State The Saints are in dire need of linebackers. LVE has a unique talent and will without a doubt fill the stat sheet. He needs a little bit of grooming but he has a huuuge ceiling and will be a force in the league for the next decade. 28. Pittsburgh Steelers- Justin Reid, S, Stanford The Steelers grab Reid who can definitely make in impact for this time. This kid has the athlete gene (his brother Eric Reid, a safety in the NFL and his pops who was a track star at LSU). Reid is competitve by nature and plays with a lot of grit. While they have Morgan Burnett at safety now who is more of a cover guy, Reid will fit in nicely with his good football instincts and aggressiveness in the box tell help fill the void at FS. 29. Jacksonville Jaguars-Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina Hurst has a fearless mentality that will suit him will in the NFL. He has a unique skill set for a TE, possessing the ability to line up anywhere on the field. He has the size and speed to beat linebackers on his routes as well which makes him lethal. 30. Minnesota Vikings- Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville Alexander is one of the top corners in the class. He has great instincts at his position and has the ability to anticipate the route. He is a hard worker that will help bolster this already filthy Vikings defense. 31. New England Patriots- DJ Moore, WR, Maryland With the loss of Cooks in the offseason, the Patriots take one of the premier WR talents in the draft. He is a big body who can win balls in the end zone. Needs a little work on his route running but Moore is in a good environment to learn those skills as many WR have succeeded in this New England system in the past. 32.Philadelphia Eagles- Billy Price, C, Ohio State The Eagles do not have many holes to fill however they could upgrade their line. Price is a strong and explosive interior lineman that can help secure protection for Wentz. He also has the power and leverage to move defensive lineman and open holes for the running game. Price is quickly moving up in OL rankings and should be nice fit for the reigning champions. 33. Cleveland Browns – CB Isaiah Oliver, Colorado 34. New York Giants – OG Will Hernandez, UTEP 35. Cleveland Browns – DE Lorenzo Carter, Georgia 36. Indianapolis Colts – RB Sony Michel, Georgia 37. Indianapolis Colts – OT Tyrell Crosby, Oregon 38. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – RB Darius Guice, LSU 39. Chicago Bears – CB Mike Hughes, UCF 40. Denver Broncos – TE Dallas Goedert, South Dakota 41. Oakland Raiders – DT Taven Bryan, Florida 42. Miami Dolphins – DT Maurice Hurst, Michigan 43. New England Patriots – QB Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State 44. Washington Redskins – OG Frank Ragnow, Arkansas 45. Green Bay Packers – WR Michael Gallup, Colorado State 46. Cincinnati Bengals – DT Harrison Phillips, Stanford 47. Arizona Cardinals – WR Equanimeous St. Brown, Notre Dame 48. Los Angeles Chargers – S Ronnie Harrison, Alabama 49. Indianapolis Colts – OT Orlando Brown, Oklahoma 50. Dallas Cowboys – TE Mike Gesicki, Penn State 51. Detroit Lions – RB Ronald Jones, USC 52. Baltimore Ravens – LB Malik Jefferson, Texas 53. Buffalo Bills – QB Kyle Lauletta, Richmond 54. Kansas City Chiefs – CB Donte Jackson, LSU 55. Carolina Panthers – S Jessie Bates, Wake Forest 56. Buffalo Bills – OG Braden Smith, Auburn 57. Tennessee Titans – DE Sam Hubbard, Ohio State 58. Atlanta Falcons – WR Anthony Miller, Memphis 59. San Francisco 49ers – WR Christian Kirk, Texas A&M 60. Pittsburgh Steelers – LB Darius Leonard, South Carolina State 61. Jacksonville Jaguars – OT Brian O’Neill, Pittsburgh 62. Minnesota Vikings – OT Chukwuma Okorafor, Western Michigan 63. New England Patriots – OG Martinas Rankin, Missippi State 64. Cleveland Browns – DE Ogbonnia Okoronwo, Oklahoma
  5. 1. Cleveland browns: QB Sam Darnold USC Darnold is the the top qb in the class. He has the arm strength, body size, and mobility to thrive in this league. The Browns need their future quarterback and Darnold will do well with this revamped Browns team either midway through this year and definitely by next year. 2. NY Giants: QB Josh Allen Wyoming Nobody has any clue what the G-men are going to do here. With that being said they would be foolish not to take Allen here since they most likely won't be in this high of a draft position in a very long time. Allen has the arm strength and the size to be a top tier QB but had issues with his completion rate in college. Learning under a vet like Eli Manning will help him mature into a leader for the Giants in the future. 3. NY Jets(acquired from colts): QB Josh Rosen UCLA Josh Rosen is one of the purest passers in this class. He has great intelligence, pocket awareness and poise. He lacks arm strength compared to some of the other guys in his class but there is no doubt that this guy can succeed in this league. He does have a history of concussions so durability is definitely a question; however the Jets didn't trade up to this position if they didn't think he could take their team to the playoffs. 4. Cleveland browns: RB Saquan Barkley Penn State This is a no brainer here as the Browns add the best talent in this draft class. Barkley is a playmaker and will make any team he is on better. He can catch passes out of the backfield and he has great burst when handed the ball. This kid will change the Browns offense this year and many years to come as well. 5. Denver Broncos: QB Baker Mayfield Oklahoma Baker may be small in stature, but he definitely knows how to lead a team. The Broncos have been searching for their QB of the future. They signed Case Keenum however he is not the long term answer. Mayfield has the grit to make it in the NFL but the Broncos may need to build their scheme around him since he can use his legs to run as well. 6. Indianapolis Colts: DE Bradley Chubb NC State The Colts haven't had a dominant pass rushing attack since the days of Mathis and Freeney. Chubb can bring the life back into this D-line. He has a motor that keeps going and is super quick on the snap. Some of his mechanics can be tweaked but there is no question about the talent this kid possesses. 7. Tampa bay Buccaneers: CB Denzel Ward Ohio State The Bucs Defense torched last season in the passing game. Ward is a very talented and athletic corner who can immediately make an impact in the Bucs secondary. 8. Chicago bears: OL Quentin Nelson Notre Dame Nelson is as sure of a player as there is in this draft. He is the most superior lineman in his class and will protect Trubisky for the next decade. With a weak O-line there is no doubt with the Bears selection. 9. San Francisco 49ers: LB Tremaine Edmunds VirginiaTech Edmunds is an elite linebacker that has a rare combination of size and speed. He is super athletic and can play any linebacker position. He is still young and there is still a lot that he can learn but his talent is undeniable. The 49ers will solidify their defense with Edmunds on their side. 10. Oakland raiders: DB Minkah Fitzpatrick Alabama Minkah is a superb talent coming out of Alabama. He can play corner as well as some safety. His athleticism and versatility make him a pro bowl caliber player who can help this pass leaky Raiders defense. Gruden snags the Crimson Tide All-American here. 11. Miami Dolphins: DT Vita Vea, Washington A quarterback will be tempting here for Gase and the Dolphins brass but they will not settle and instead try to fill the massive hole that Suh left with another massive player in Vita Vea. Vea has excellent athleticism for a man his size and is way more then just a space eater. This is not a sexy pick but can immediately help the Fins defense. 12. Buffalo Bills: QB Lamar Jackson, Louisville In this mock draft there are no trades so instead of trading up for a quarterback they wait, hold on to their draft picks and take the electric Jackson. AJ McCarron is no more then a placeholder and you hope with some seasoning that Jackson can blossom into a more traditional quarterback with his off the charts athleticism allowing him to contribute both through the air and ground. 13. Washington Redskins: LB Roquan Smith, Georgia The Redskins have multiple needs but the way this draft has fallen out, they jump at the chance to grab the gifted and intelligent Smith. Throughout this past season, you were able to see all the traits and instincts which shows that Smith projects to be a three down linebacker in this league who can play against the run and pass. Smith will instantly make an impact on this team. 14. Green Bay Packers: S Derwin James, Florida State I believe the Packers get the steal of this draft with selecting James at #14. James will fill a need in the packers secondary along with being the best player available on the board at this spot. James took a step back this year in his first year back from an ACL tear but he is only scratching the surface with his talent and with another year of recovery under his belt he will be able to start from day 1 and be a difference maker. 15. Arizona Cardinals: QB Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State Even though he is the sixth quarterback to come off the board, Mason Rudolph has all the tools to succeed in todays NFL. Rudolph does not have any elite traits but is a heady quarterback who can make almost every throw possible. With injury prone Bradford as the starter, Rudolph could end up making starts in 2018. 16. Baltimore Ravens: WR Calvin Ridley, Alabama This pick just makes too much sense. Ridley saw a massive percentage of targets in the Tide offense and for good reason. Ridley is extremely talented and has the ability to become a number wide receiver in this league. The Ravens are in dire need of a legitimate threat on the outside and Ridley can provide that. 17. Los Angeles Chargers: DT Da’Ron Payne, Albama The Chargers are stout on the edge and with this selection of Payne; they have the ability to create one of the most daunting defensive lines in the league. Payne’s bread and butter is run stuffing and this is why this makes so much sense because he does not need to do much pass rushing on this line but has the athleticism to have a sack here or there. 18. Seattle Seahawks- DE Marcus Davenport, UTSA Defense was the bread and butter of those top Seahawksteams and with the loss of Michael Bennett there is a hole on the edge and Davenport can step right in and fill that. Davenport did not get a ton of recognition playing at small school UTSA, but his athleticism is off the charts and at times can just dominate offensive tackles. 19. Dallas Cowboys: OG Will Hernandez, UTEP The rich get richer with this selection. Even though Dallas already has a top-flight offensive line, they have a need at LG and Hernandez will step right in and help Elliot gain yards and score touchdowns this year. The Boys have other needs but Hernandez is too tough to pass up for a win now team. 20. Detroit Lions: TE Hayden Hurst, South Carolina With the loss of Eric Ebron and with only the addition of Luke Wilson, the Lions are in need of a threat in the middle of the field. Hurst has the ability to make defenders miss in the open field and has above average route running skills especially for a former baseball player. Hurst will never be an elite blocker but his ability as a receiver makes him tantalizing for the Lions. 21. Cincinnati Bengals: LB Leighton Vander Esch, Boise State A highly productive collegiate player last season, plug in Vander Esch to start on day 1. The Bengals could go in a few different directions here, but they trust the board around their needs and scheme fit and select the highly athletic and fundamentally sound Vander Esch here. 22. Buffalo Bills (via Chiefs): OT Matt McGlinchy, Notre Dame Now that they have their QB, they lock down their Right Tackle for the next ten years. McGlinchy isn’t necessarily flashy and may not have the top tier upside, but he is a rock solid clean OT prospect. These guys are in high demand, and McGlinchy gets pushed up the board for positional value alone. He’s a no-doubt 1st round pick 23. New England Patriots: OT Conor Williams, Texas Pats have a gaping hole at Left Tackle and settle it here with Williams. Excellent height and bulk for the position, most importantly he displays some really solid balance and movement skills in space which is necessary to succeed at LT in the bigs. As long as his knee checks out, Williams will be a great get. 24. Carolina Panthers: DE Harold Landry, Boston College Just wow. This is a dream scenario in which Landry falls all the way to 24. His sort of pass rushing acumen should put him squarely in the top ten conversation. There are some inconsistencies to his game which may scare some, but he defeinitely has that quick twitch ability, and that natural bend folks look for at the position. I think Landry ultimately goes much higher - the Panthers run to the board with a steal here. 25. Tenessee Titans: DT Maurice Hurst, Michigan Recent news is that Hurst has been cleared to play from his heart irregularity. That’s huge for the big man, as he has the speed, ability, and strength to no doubt be in the round 1 conversation. A tough spot with the run on OT and Landry a pick earlier, as the Titans have some decent holes at those positions. Hurst will provide some explosiveness up the middle — Hurst has excellent effort and an array of pass rush moves from the interior. 26. Atlanta Falcons: WR D.J. Moore, Maryland Falcons with an awesome get here, as they can line up Moore across from Julio Jones for years to come. Ultra competitive, muscular and quick, there are a lot of boxes that are checked here. Wouldn’t be surprised if Moore ends up being the best WR in this class 27. New Orleans Saints: C James Daniels, Iowa Ultra athletic from the interior, this is a great almost dream get for the Saints. Daniels matches the speed and intensity to come right in and do a great job for Payton’s up-tempo offense. Technically very sound and explosive, I’m a big fan and he could legitimately go in the top 20. Saints get a steal here 28. Pittsburgh Steelers: LB Rashaan Evans, Alabama Roll tide meet Steel City. The Steelers have a massive need at Inside Linebacker after their stud former Buckeye LB Ryan Shazier went down with a freakish spinal injury and will miss all of next year. Thankfully, in our scenario, Evans falls to them at 28. A versatile, playmaking defender, Evans lined up in multiple spots for the Crimson Tide and is a phenomenal talent. A no brainer for Pitt here given need and board. 29. Jacksonville Jaguars: WR Michael Gallup, Colorado State Due to the school, Gallup is not a household name, but he is a serious talent. He is physically explosive, has a smooth approach yet plays with aggression, and has truly excellent hands. Jags get their guy to groom and replace Allen Robinson. The route tree is a little concerning, he may need a little bit to pick up the nuances of a full NFL playbook, but watch sneaky first round potential within Gallup and particularly with Jacksonville here. 30. Minnesota Vikings: CB Josh Jackson, Iowa As CB is one of the deepest positions in this draft, watch for teams to look at other positions as they eye mid rounds for a CB pick. That being said, the need is here for the Vikings and Jackson gets snatched up. Rangy, fiery cornerback here, Jackson has hands nearly as good as some wideouts. Nice spot for him here, Vikings run to the podium 31. New England Patriots: CB Mike Hughes, UCF Little run on corners here, Hughes comes off the board with too much talent at this spot. Great cover skills, tremendous ability to mirror wideout movements, and quick on his feet with strong ability to plant and move. As the Pats miss out on the run on QBs, they find themselves putting together a rockstar support staff for Brady 32. Philadelphia Eagles: RB Sony Michel, Georgia One of my favorite players to watch in this draft, Michel rounds out round 1 here. It’s an interesting smattering of RBs for the defending champ Eagles, and they could use someone like Michel to complement what they have. He is loose, slippery and quick, Michel is going to be a playmaker wherever he goes. Eagles would be wise to grab him here.
  6. 1 Cleveland Browns: QB Sam Darnold, USC I think this Saquan Barkley #1 talk is somewhat ludacris. The QB is the most important position on the field bar none, and the Browns stop ignoring the position with their first pick. In a really solid QB class, they get their choice of the class. Ultimately, they’ll choose who they feel most comfortable with based off scheme, personality fit, etc. I pick Darnold here as he has a strong combination of size, athleticism, arm talent, and poise. 2 New York Giants: RB Saquan Barkley, Penn State Saquan is a rare talent, plain simple. Super athletic, pass catcher out of the backfield, and a humble kid that wants to win. The Giants are in a position to get the most out of Eli Manning towards the tail end of his career, and look to assemble a rockstar unit around him with a revamped OL, and adding Barkley to offensive talents like Beckham, Engram, and Shepard to assemble a fire unit that will hopefully laugh all over the sad Ben McAdoo days of the past. 3 New York Jets: QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma The Jets traded up to grab their QB. Mayfield loves the stage and can handle the New York spotlight. An extremely energetic player with a good arm, lively feet, and an aggressive attitude. Above all when watching him seems to be his accuracy. He does a really good job to put the ball on the spot constantly. 4 Cleveland Browns: DE Bradley Chubb, NC State Can’t ever have enough pass rushers. Chubb is a power play and was super productive for the Wolfpack. He may not fit the mold of an ultra athletic speed rusher, but he’s a solid prospect with a high floor. With a combination of Garrett and Chubb on the DL, the Browns have assembled a young core. 5 Denver Broncos: QB Josh Allen, Wyoming The Broncos signed Case Keenum to start for the meantime, but they nail a really high ceiling talent with Josh Allen at pick 5. He has upper, upper echelon arm talent, and a massive frame. The thing that isn’t quite there yet is accuracy, as he is a bit erratic. That being said, the Broncos get Allen to come in and continue improving on his game. The signing of Keenum takes some of the pressure off for Allen to start right away which helps this pick too. 6 Indianapolis Colts: CB Denzel Ward, Ohio State Ward absolutely tore up the NFL Combine with a 4.32 40 time and other tests that showed off his short area quickness. Of course, that’s simply validation of what we’ve already seen on tape. Undersized at 5 foot 10, but plays taller and is explosive on the field, reminding some of former Buckeye corner Chris Harris Jr. 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers: S Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama A versatile ballhawk safety who can also play some corner, Fitzpatrick is a really nice combination of need and value for the Bucs at seven. A really strong talent at Bama, an integral part of a fiery defense. 8 Chicago Bears: OG Quinton Nelson, Notre Dame A real bluechip, can’t miss prospect. Nelson gets the nod here and could easily go higher if he played a more prominent position. Nelson will help road grade for da bears for years to come, and gives new coach Nagy a nice piece to help solidify his offensive structure 9 San Francisco 49ers: LB Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech Edmunds is a serious, high flying LB who can also do some work off the edge. Remember the 49er team that made the playoffs a few years back with great defensive players such as Patrick Willis, Justin Smith, etc.? Those are a thing of the past recently. Edmunds tries to channel those former players and get this defense back on track 10 Oakland Raiders: S Derwin James, Florida State James just cracks the top ten with the Raiders selection. A fiery leader, and an amazing presence on the field, James is a nice combo of value and fit at this spot. He is a complete safety, but he is really at his best coming downfield and tackling. Gruden lands the Seminole safety here. 11. Miami Dolphins: QB Josh Rosen UCLA It would be a shock if Rosen fell this far down the board. He is the best natural passer in this class. He doesn't have the strongest arm in the class but what he lacks in arm strength he makes up with his great footwork and natural poise and intelligence in the pocket. He has the ability to become one of the greats in the league. Miami looks to move on from Tannehill and take a QB to lead them in the years to come. 12. Buffalo Bills: OL Isaiah Wynn Georgia Yes the Bills need a QB however the pick up of AJ Mccarron should help them. If they don't trade up to get another QB they will take one in the later rounds. They did lose two of their starters on the OL and Wynn will help bolster that line.. Isaiah Wynn is a beast. He is a smaller frame that can play any position on the line. With the amount that Buffalo likes to run the ball Isaiah will immediately make in impact on that line. 13. Washington Redskins: DT Vita Vea Washington Washington finished dead last in rushing yards allowed per game last year. They need a run stopper to fill the gaps on that defensive line. Vita has a rare combination of size and quickness and has the ability to shed blockers and attack the line of scrimmage. He is still very raw but with a little bit of coaching he will become one of the stud defensive tackles in the league. 14. Green Bay Packers: CB Josh Jackson Iowa The Packers desperately need help in their secondary. They did take a CB in the first round last year but they still need to upgrade. Hughes has the versatility to play inside or outside. He has good size and does well in press coverage. He has very quick feet and great ball awareness. Some question is character but Hughes is a great prospect and is ready to excel in the league from Day 1. 15. Arizona Cardinals: QB Lamar Jackson Louisville The Cardinals just signed Sam Bradford to a two year deal. It is no secret that he is rarely on the field plagued with injuries. Arizona takes their future QB here. Jackson is a straight up playmaker who can use is speed and quickness to turn a broken play into a huge gain at any moment. He has some accuracy issues but that can be worked on. Some also think that his size will be an issue in the NFL, however that hasn't stopped anyone before. He is already being compared to Michael Vick in the way he throws and runs. This kid has major star potential! 16. Baltimore Ravens: WR Calvin Ridley Alabama The Ravens just signed Michael Crabtree. That being said, they still need help on the offensive side of the ball. Their defensive was solid against the rush and the pass last season but they were never really able to generate much offense. Ridley will add a big time receiver to this team who is tall and quick and an exceptional route runner. He is the the playmaker that the Ravens have been in dire need of. 17. LA Chargers: LB Roquan Smith Georgia The Chargers take a chance on a supreme talent. Smith is an undersized ILB but has great instincts and can cover sidleilne to sideline. He is able to recognize the play quickly and chase down any ball carrier. He is a rare talent that will make this Charger defense one of the best in the league. 18. Seattle Seahawks: OL Will Hernandez Texas El Paso The Seahawks need to address their leaky offensive line. I feel like every time I watch a Seahawks game, I see Russell Wilson scrambling for his life. This needs to change if they want to be successful and make another Super bowl run. Hernandez is the best OL in UTEP history. He possesses a nice combination of athleticism, size, and balance. He can step in make a difference for this run down Seahawks OL. 19. Dallas Cowboys: DT Da'ron Payne Alabama The Cowboys land a stud Run Stuffer who will immediately help this Defensive line. He has a natural ability to stop the run and clog the gaps. He needs more work on rushing the passer but that is a trait that he will develop more throughout the season. Look for this kid in the pro bowl some day. 20. Detroit Lions: DL Marcus Davenport Texas Sanantonio The Lions need more depth on the defensive line. They placed a franchise tag on Ansah but still need another DE who will make plays on the other side this year and in the future. Davenport is arguably second at his position in his class with the most athleticism. He had a great senior bowl where he flashed is talent. He is very raw right now and will need some good coaching and mentorship. He will emerge as one of the great sack artists in the league 21. Cincinnati Bengals- CB Jaire Alexander, Louisville Alexander has been rising up draft boards after an impressive showing at the combine. The tape at Louisville shows that he has the size, speed, and intangibles to be an effective corner at the NFL level right away. The Bengals are at this spot in the draft due to acquiring Cordy Glenn and this negates the need to reach for an offensive lineman at this spot so they go for Alexander who is arguably the best player on the board with solid upside and a high floor. 22. Buffalo Bills- WR Christian Kirk, Texas A&M After the AJ McCarron signing, the Bills feel that they can take two players who will contribute right away in Wynn and Kirk, with grabbing a quarterback later in the draft. Kirk can play inside and outside, and will immediately become the most productive receiver on the Bills and give AJ a weapon he really needs. Kirk is not your traditional number one wide out but his ability to run routes is exceptional and will allow him to succeed in this league. 23. Los Angeles Rams- LB Rashaan Evans, Alabama After trading captain and starting middle linebacker Ogletree to the Giants, Evans is an absolutely perfect fit who will slide right into the starting line up. Evans will have Wade Phillips salivating with his ability to play all over the field and ability to stuff backs in the backfield and cover tight ends and running backs in the slot. Evans quarterbacked a national championship-winning defense and will be a welcome addition to the contending Rams. 24. Carolina Panthers- TE Hayden Hurst, Tight End Hurst was a walk on at South Carolina after being a former pro baseball player but that did not stop him from being the number one tight end in this class. Hurts is what NFL teams look for in a tight end these days with his ability to essentially be an extra wide receiver with his excellent route running, hands, and speed. Greg Olsen seems to be on the tail end of his career, and even though there is a big need at receiver for the Panthers, there is no one on the board right now worth this pick so Cam gets the future replacement for Olsen and a new toy to use right now. 25. Tennessee Titans- DE Harold Landry, Boston College With Mike Vrabel coming on board, the Titans will be a defense oriented team and you can bet your bottom dollar that Vrabel will give a defensive player with his first pick. Landry does not have the prototypical size as an edge rusher but this man has the skills and talent to be effective with the tools he has. Landry did not have as great of a 2017 as he did in 2016 but with the proper coaching, he has the ability to record double-digit sacks in the NFL. 26. Atlanta Falcons- WR D.J. Moore, Maryland The Falcons do not need a number one receiver with Julio Jones there but with the departure of Taylor Gabriel there is a big hole at wide out for the Falcons. Moore has similar skills to Gabriel in the after the catch department with the ability to make defenders miss. Moore does not project as a number one receiver but he has the potential to be an extremely effective as a number two on the high-powered Falcons offense. 27. New Orleans Saints- TE Dallas Goedert, South Dakota State One of the biggest busts of the past few free agencies clearly has to be Colby Fleener. Almost everyone thought Fleener would come in and contribute like past tight ends Graham and Watson but that has not been the case. Goedert is a more traditional tight end then Hurst in that he can be effective as a blocker but that’s not all he can do, Goedert has the ability to stretch the field and make defenders miss. Goedert could be the missing piece on the offensive side of the ball, which puts the Saints offense to the next level. 28. Pittsburgh Steelers- LB Leighton Vander Esch, Boise State It will be tempting to draft a quarterback or running back with the unknown futures of Roethlisberger and Bell, but the team is determined to make one more run with the stars they have and due to this they draft an impact player on defense. With Shazier out next year and his career in jeopardy, Vander Esch can step right in and contribute on this defense. Vander Esch is not a pass rushing linebacker a la Bud Dupree but his ability to play over the field is enticing and will be good compliment to what the Steelers already have at linebacker. 29. Jacksonville Jaguars- WR Cortland Sutton, SMU With the departure of Robinson and Hurns, the Jags have a glaring need for a true number one receiver. I do believe Lee, Moncrief, Cole and Mickens will contribute but none of them has the size and ability that Sutton has. If Sutton puts it all together, he has the potential to be the best wide receiver to come out of this class and a best friend of Blake Bortles for years to come. 30. Minnesota Vikings- OT Connor Williams, Texas The Vikings are right on the cusp of being a super bowl contender with Kirk Cousins and a slew of playmakers and a stout defense. They need to protect their fully guaranteed investment so they grab Williams who immediately improves this line immensely. Williams can be effective in the pass/run game and the only reason he falls this far is due to injury history but at this spot and with a team playing for now, Williams is worth the gamble. 31. New England Patriots- QB Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State The Patriots were hoping Jackson fell this far to them in the draft but they grab the next quarterback on their board in Rudolph. This team is in desperate need for a future quarterback with the trades of Jimmy G and Jacoby last year. Rudolph feel far after his performance this year from where he was billed right at the beginning of the season but the tools and potential are still there. With no pressure to start and the chance tog row under the greatest quarterback of all time this is perfect for both sides. 32. Philadelphia Eagles- TE, Mike Gesicki Penn State I know that the Eagles have Ertz who is a top tight end in this league but with no mort Burton and Celek, there is a huge hole for the Eagles at this position and they grab an Ertz clone that will immediately contribute in two tight end sets. I believe Gesciki will be the top tight end in this class after a few years and will help the Eagles in their quest to repeat.
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