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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.

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Umm i think you meant to go different setup for the Falcons as i see you said Kinlaw was supposed to go to us round 1 in the Greenard explanation lol.

With that said i'll gladly pass on both of those guys as we grabbed Fowler in FA as our big target and Takk plays pretty well getting pressure this is his last year to show himself and turn those into sacks.   I'll check one in the 4th or so but prefer bigger positions of need in round 1 2 and 3.

I see Kinlaw went earlier to the Bucs  so i'll go with

1st - Chaisson - SLB/Edge   - He actually covers the edge spot you had for depth that Gross did but more importantly he is our new starting SLB.  Which we run like a 3-4 olb Leo spot.  This uses his athleticism to perfection where he can cover, blitz, roam, and chase down. 

2nd - Antonie Winfield - S - He will be our Earl Thomas at the next level which is EXACTLY what this defense needs to get to the next level and is key to the Seattle/Atlanta style of defense. 

Note: I would actually take Winfield in round 1 if we trade down a bit i think he is that good of a player and the #1 safety in this draft.   I have him ranked higher than every CB in this draft besides Okudah.  We can target CB in round 3 or as it's super deep this year we can get some good players there and then target a DT with the other pick.

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