Here is mock draft 1.0. I will be putting another one together by Friday in Podcast form. Let me know which one yall prefer. Feel free to give your feedback.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence Clemson
There is little more to talk about with this pick. Lawrence has been mocked as the number one pick since he was a freshman in college and nothing has change since. A generational talent that will improve any team he is on
NY Jets: Zach Wilson – BYU
The debate of Justin Fields vs Zach Wilson seems to be solved after the BYU pro day. A bit of a one year wonder with tremendous arm talent. Wilson could be a franchise quarterback or could be a huge bust in 3 years. One year wonder in college but has the tools.
San Francisco 49ers: Justin Fields – Ohio State
Fields has done nothing in my mind to slide down to QB3 behind Zach Wilson, but I have to trust the guys that are much more connected than I am. Fields has a phenomenal 2019 and followed it up with a solid, if not uneventful 2020. Fields might have fallen a spot to Zach Wilson in some minds, but I think Fields will be a better quarterback in the long run.
Atlanta Falcons: (Trade) Penei Saul – Oregon
There is little to no reason with the board falling how it is that the Falcons should make this pick, but, if they do, why not take the best player available if you must. Seoul is 20 years old with the strength of a 7 year pro tackle. He can be the cornerstone of your offensive line for the next 12 years.
Cincinnati Bengals: Jamar Chase – LSU
Cincinnati might cry in Seoul comes off the board one pick prior, since the biggest need for this team is offensive line. Rashawn Slater makes sense here too, but with the loss of AJ Green, the Bengals need a new number 1 receiver on the opposite side of Tyler Boyd.
Phidelphia Eagles: Jaylyn Waddle – Alabama
Jalen Hurts is gonna need some targets in an offense that has yet to find a true number one receiver since prime Alshon Jeffery. Waddle showed some good flashes after the ankle injury, and put up crazy numbers at Alabamas pro day. A perfect YAC guy that could be a great safety net for Jalen Hurts. Kyle Pitts could be another good choice here bit getting the top wideout in the class is much more important for the future.
Detroit Lions: Devonta Smith – Alabama
No Kenny Galloday means a new star man needs to be brought into Detroit. The reigning Heisman trophy winner could give a great target for Jared Goff and a great WR TE combination with him and TJ Hockenson. Weight and durability might be an issue, but Smith has proven he can hold up against the best talent in college.
Carolina Panthers: Kyle Pitts – Florida
Dont count Carolina out of the Deshaun Watson sweepstakes at this point in time. All of the main QB prospects are off the board, so Carolina should be looking at the best player left on the board. Pitts can line up at TE or WR and fills a major need with Curtis Samuel walking in free agency.
Denver Broncos: Patrick Surain II – Alabama
We finally have a defensive player come off the board with the Broncos the number one corner in this year’s class. Surtain dominated SEC competition for 3 years. Benefits greatly from the fall of Caleb Farley.
Dallas Cowboys Jacee Horn – South Carolina
The most important positions at this time in the NFL are QBs WRs and CBs. Horn has played well against top competition especially in man coverage. Needs to work on not being grabby.
New York Giants Jalen Phillips – Miami
One of the biggest risers this year in a draft deprived of top edge talent. Free agent built offense, and need guys on the edge to make Leonard Williams as effective as possible.
Philadelphia Eagles Rashawn Slater Northwestern
Philly misses its opportunity at a top tier corner and wideout, but getting the second best lineman in the draft is a good consolation. Slater is versatile and could be an eventual cornerstone of the offensive line.
LA Chargers Christian Darrisaw – Virginia Tech
The Chargers seemed to have found their franchise quarterback and now need to build around him. A TE would be great, but no one is worth the reach here. Build from the inside out with Darrisaw as your LT for the next decade
Minnesota Vikings Elijah Vera-Tucker – USC
QB might be on the table if one of the big 4 takes a major slide. Minnesota has every piece from a skill perspective needed and should compete this year. Vera Tucker is the best interior lineman in the class.
New England Patriots Mac Jones – Alabama
The Patriots wait and get their guy in Mac Jones. Smart guy, good arm, not mobile at all, its like Belicheck built him in a lab. This is a risky play, but he could thrive in Josh McDaniels system similar to how Brady ran it.
Arizona Cardinals – Greg Newsome – Northwestern
The departure of Patrick Peterson left a huge gap in a win now team trying to save Kingsburys job. Newsome may not be elite yet, but has great ball skill.
Las Vegas Raiders – Micah Parsons – Penn State
The slide for Parsons ends in Vegas. Parsons has seen his stock fall, but Gruden has to love a player with this size and speed combination. If Parsons gets past Minnesota, this is the perfect landing spot.
Washington Football Team: Caleb Farley – Virginia Tech
Medical questions dropped Farley out of the top ten, but there is no denying the talent he possess. If the medical team trusts the results, he could be one of the steals of the draft.
Chicago Bears Terrance Marshall – LSU
Allen Robinson is probably on a one year rental and Chicago does not have a qb it likes. Build up so when you have an opportunity to get one, he has talent around him. Marshall is a great jump ball guy and physical.
Tennessee Titans: Kwity Paye – Michigan
Tennessee is still searching for that franchise pass rusher. Could use both corner or wide receiver here, but DE seem to be at a premium right now.
NY Jets Rashod Bateman – Minnesota
Get Zach Wilson some help at receiver. Get Zach Wilson some help at receiver. Get Zach Wilson some help at receiver.
Pittsburgh Steelers Landon Dickerson – Alabama
A guy who could be the best lineman in this class. Mike Pouncey just retired. Seems like a match made in heaven.
Jacksonville Jaguars Najee Harris – Alabama
This team does not have a ton of holes, but could use a bell cow running back that has good hands and great pass protection. James Robinson was great, but get Lawrence some help in his rookie season
Cleveland Browns Jason Oweh Penn State
This is all based on potential and physical freakness. No sacks in 2020, but the man has all the tools to line up opposite Myles Garrett and wreck havoc
Baltimore Ravens Trevon Moehrig – TCU
You could argue receiver here, but Baltimore needs help on the back end to compete in the AFC. Moehrig is by far the best safety in this class and will be an immediate upgrade
New Orleans Saints Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoa Notre Dame
If anyone can figure out how to use an athletic specimen like Koramoa its Shawn Peyton. Saints need help everywhere and he can be a plug and play player at LB or box safety right away.
Green Bay Packers Rondale Moore – Purdue
Aaron Rogers wants weapons, and he gets one with Moore. Guy can be a slot early and really be a great 3rd down threat right away with breakaway 4.3 speed
Buffalo Bills Jalen Mayfield – Michigan
One of the more difficult projections. Could use CB but none worth first round consideration. Mayfield can slide into guard or tackle roll if needed. Good size and good run blocker
Kansas City Chiefs Teven Jenkins – Oklahoma State
O line depth killed the Chiefs on their Super Bowl run last year. Jenkins might be a better run blocker than pass blocker, but he has no problem getting nasty in the trenches.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Christian Barmore – Alabama
The Bucs don’t have a lot of needs, but could use some rest for Vita Vea and Ndamukong Suh. Barmore is the most physically gifted DT in this draft and could serve as a great 2 down run stuffer with pass rush ability.