I am switching over to a weekly version some is out of boredom and a lot of it has to do with the team's separating themselves making it easier to determine the order. Again, I go through each schedule and determine winners and losers all the way through to the Super Bowl to determine teams' records. If you disagree let me know in the comments and yes I know I am a little inconsistent on some teams, but things change quickly in the NFL. Without further adieu, here we go!
1) Cleveland Browns (1-15)
Josh Rosen QB UCLA
- I am not sure the Browns are smart enough to take a quarterback here since they did pass on Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson. If I were Josh Rosen or any other quarterback being taken here for the Browns I would definitely try to pull an Eli Manning not go there. However, the smart pick here for the Browns is Josh Rosen who is a natural quarterback with amazing arm strength, technique, and talent at such a young age all ready. I do worry about his off field outspoken nature that can cause him some problems with the media. However, Cleveland's media is one of the easiest to navigate so no big deal. The biggest problem will be the lack of talent around him to find success and his thinner build that may not be able to hold up in the NFL.
Last Mock's Pick: Lamar Jackson QB Louisville at Pick #2
2) San Francisco 49ers (1-15)
Saquon Barkley RB Penn St
- I do not normally advise taking a running back this early, but since the 49ers solved their quarterback issue potentially with Jimmy G they are allowed to take the best overall player in the draft. Of course, they could trade down, but if they stay landing Barkley is not a bad consolation prize. Their current back Carlos Hyde is an upcoming free agent and they already tried to shop him at the trade deadline so I doubt he returns. I suspect Hyde may land with a team like the Giants, Lions, or sleeper spot the Patriots who love poaching teams poorly utilized backs. Anyways Barkley to me has the potential to be a better back than Elliott due to his clean bill off the field and quicker speed to get away from defenders. I think he will be way better than Fournette who already has injury woes due to his running style. So being picked 2nd overall is not so much of a stretch for the guy who basically made Penn St into a championship contender the past few seasons on his own.
Last Mock's Pick: Saquon Barkley RB Penn St at Pick #3
3) New York Giants (2-14)
Sam Darnold QB USC
- I know he said he will be returning to school, but if he can be convinced that he will land with a well run organization like the Giants I think he may be tempted to come out. To me he is still the better quarterback talent potential, but I understand people picking Rosen over him who is a more finished product. Remember Darnold was a linebacker in high school so there is still more development he needs to go through. However, he has that "it" factor to make big plays and has a level head to know how to get better in his decision making. He has the tools from his ability to move and arm strength that is reminiscent to Big Ben when he came out of Miami (OH). Also, how dumb are the Giants to win a meaningless game against the reeling Chiefs.
Last Week's Pick: Josh Rosen QB UCLA at Pick #1
4) Indianapolis Colts (4-12)
Minkah Fitzpatrick DB Alabama
- The Colts may be in no man's land here. They would love to get Barkley, but I doubt he slides to them and there is no outstanding pass rusher here who fits their scheme. Trading down may be possible for a team wanting Lamar Jackson or Josh Allen, but I suspect a team that wants to do that will trade with the 49ers instead. If they stay here in this scenario taking another first round safety is not a terrible idea to pair with Malik Hooker in the back end. Fitzpatrick is an instinctive and athletic safety who some consider a top 3 talent so picking him here is a fine selection. It would give the Colts one of the best young safety duos in the league to build around on defense.
Last Week's Pick: Mike McGlinchey OT Notre Dame at Pick #5
5) Chicago Bears (5-11)
Calvin Ridley WR Alabama
- I am not a fan of picking receivers in the top 10 picks, but the Bears will be forced to do it here. They need to give Mitchell Trubisky some one to grow with and be a consistent receiver to throw to. Ridley has some people who love him and some who clearly do not, but he is receiving comparisons to Amari Cooper who went in the same range a few seasons ago. He does have a thin frame that has some worried. However, his routes, speed, and great hands help him be the clear cut top receiver in this draft. Combine him with possibly returning Dontrell Inman, and Cam Meredith the Bears could actually have a nice receiving core.
Last Mock's Pick: Rashaan Evans LB Alabama at Pick #8
6) Arizona Cardinals (5-11)
Lamar Jackson QB Louisville
- If you have read any of my other mock drafts so far you may have noticed I have a love for Lamar Jackson. Mainly it is due to how little attention he has gotten in potential franchise quarterbacks discussion among pundits for this draft class. If you watch his tape this year he has gotten light years better in the pocket and is developing better touch on his passes instead of throwing his signature fastball on every throw. Of course, he has his electric athleticism to make ridiculous plays out of the pocket, but he has been more aware of making passing plays before using his feet this season. In fact, his numbers this year are better than when he was a Heisman winner, which is why it's crazy to me that no one is talking about him. The Cardinals need a new quarterback with Carson Palmer likely done. It would be helpful if quarterback guru Bruce Arians was still there, but I suspect he will retire, as well.
Last Mock's Pick: Da'Ron Payne DT Alabama at Pick #11
7) Green Bay Packers (5-11)
Da'Ron Payne DT Alabama
- The Packers will predictably land a blue chip prospect here in their first foray into the top 10 and swiftly be back to Super Bowl contenders next year with Aaron Rodgers back. They could go in a few different directions here from a blocker, safety, to an edge rusher, or a corner. However, Payne is the best player available who can fit their defensive front. I know Alabama defenders especially up front normally slide, but this is Payne's first season with starters minutes and still has a lot to develop rather than previous models who were hurt and finished products. He is a perfect fit as a pocket collapsing nose tackle, but could also move to the 5-technique for the Packers and give them another pass rusher to go with Mike Daniels.
Last Mock's Pick: Clelin Ferrell OLB Clemson at Pick #15
8) Denver Broncos (5-11)
Josh Allen QB Wyoming
- The Broncos desperately need to figure out their quarterback issue. Clearly Trevor Siemian is just a back up quarterback like I suspected and Paxton Lynch is unable to even see the field so far with an injury. No big deal though Lynch was not even able to beat out Siemian two years in a row so I doubt he has starting caliber ability and will just be a big mulligan on John Elway's draft record. Allen has a lot of talent and upside with good size to stand in the pocket. I do worry about Wyoming's terrible blocking giving Allen bad habits with forcing balls and getting the jitters. To be honest I do not see him as a top quarterback prospect, but someone will take him due to the huge need at the position. Maybe he can prove me wrong like Carson Wentz has, but I will wait until that day comes.
Last Mock's Pick: Josh Allen QB Wyoming at Pick #6
9) New York Jets (6-10)
Clelin Ferrell DE/OLB Clemson
- Unfortunately, for the Jets they will probably need to trade up to grab a quarterback with how decent their playing this season. They are supposedly in love with Josh Allen and if they want to risk it he may drop to them, but they will probably need to trade up to get him. If they stay here beefing up their defensive line could be a good idea. Guys like Leonard Williams and Muhammad Wilkerson have not taken the next step or played up to their ability thus far. Their defense is really solid in the safety and linebacker spot so if they get their pass rush in order they can be a more consistent defense. Ferrell is a young player with a ton of upside thanks to his athletic ability and speed off the edge. He could push either of the incumbent ends or maybe the Jets will trade Wilkerson, too to continue to purge the locker room of bad eggs.
Last Mock's Pick: Bradley Chubb DE N.C. State at Pick #10
10) Miami Dolphins (6-10)
Christian Wilkins DT Clemson
- I do not know if they can, but they need to start figuring out a way to get out from under Ndamukong Suh's terrible contract and terrible play. He has been a turnstile against the run this year and has shown poor ability to get into the backfield. Plus, there are rumors about his poor locker room attitude that has created a lot of "I's" in the Miami locker room instead of a team mentality. Wilkins is another Clemson defensive lineman with a ton of ability and athleticism to get after the quarterback. He is the most veteran savvy among the ones coming out now after being a mainstay on the line for three seasons and continues to show a high motor. I think he would be a great replacement for Suh if they can move him.
Last Mock's Pick: Dorance Armstrong DE Kansas at Pick #14
11) Buffalo Bills (6-10)
Derwin James S Florida St
- The Bills are definitely in contention to move up for a quarterback with how poorly they handled the whole situation between Tyrod Taylor and Nate Peterman. They have the ammunition to do so, but a new quarterback will not solve their defensive woes. Micah Hyde was a nice player to begin the year, but team's were picking on him, which is why he had a ton of picks. He is still a nice player, but he is not the dominant safety people thought he was. Plus, Jordan Poyer is not a starting caliber safety so finding a replacement if they stay here is a must. James to me is the best athlete in the draft and should get more love than he is currently getting. He is a tall and long specimen in the back end of a defense with the ability to be a ball hawk and thumper in the run.
Last Mock's Pick: Minkah Fitzpatrick DB Alabama at Pick #12
12) Cleveland Browns (From the Houston Texans (6-10))
Mike McGlinchey OT Notre Dame
- I may have been over eager on McGlinchey since now he seems to have fallen off a cliff the past few weeks and more so against the Miami speed rushers. He is still the best tackle in this class who will rise do to the need at the position. The Browns have a ton of picks so taking all offense would make sense to me to help out their new franchise signal caller. Joe Thomas is everyone's favorite player, but after his first big injury you have to start wondering how much more does he have left to keep coming back at a high level. Their right tackle situation is terrible right now however, so McGlinchey who has experience there could get his feet wet in the NFL there until Thomas decides to hang it up and walk into the Hall of Fame.
Last Mock's Pick: Ken Webster CB Ole Miss at Pick #13
13) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-10)
Arden Key DE LSU
- The Bucs may actually be thinking about a quarterback here, but I do not think they are totally ready to give up on Jameis Winston just yet. They could use this top 5 pick to land a stud defender that they could use desperately on that side of the ball. It also shows you how pointless stud off ball linebackers are since they have possibly three of the best and still cannot get a win. Good defenses rely on a pass rush and secondary not the linebacking core in the modern NFL. Key is quietly putting a great season together on a bad LSU team and is flashing a ton of potential as a twitchy pass rusher. He could also help push their current pass rushers Noah Spence and William Gholston who have been incredibly underwhelming this season. Key may end up sliding due to injury concerns and off field issue, but in general people still see his talent as high end first round worthy.
Last Mock's Pick: Arden Key DE LSU at Pick #4
14) Cincinnati Bengals (6-10)
Quenton Nelson OG Notre Dame
- As predicted Andy Dalton now looks like the below average quarterback I suspected without his top two blockers Kevin Zeitler and Andrew Whitworth. Unfortunately, there is no top tackle talents worthy of taking here, but there is a stud guard who can take Zeitler's old spot. Nelson is possible one of the best players in this draft talent wise and if he was a tackle would be in the top 10 easily. As a guard though he will probably slide in the draft, but whoever drafts him is getting an immediate Pro Bowl level player similar to Zach Martin for the Cowboys when he came out of Notre Dame. This pick will not only help Dalton, but also their inconsistent run game.
Last Mock's Pick: Quenton Nelson OG Notre Dame at Pick #9
15) Oakland Raiders (6-10)
Rashaan Evans LB Alabama
- The Raiders have a ton of issues on defense and it continues to be their Achilles' heel this season. They definitely need to figure out their linebacking situation since the group of Cory James, Marquel Lee, and broken Navorro Bowman are not getting it done. Evans is not getting a lot of headlines this year, but he is another athletic linebacker with clean coverage and run stopping ability. He would be an immediate upgrade for the Raiders in the middle of their defense. Not only that, but he would be able to call defensive coverages and checks thanks to his time at Bama doing a great job of it the past few years. Not saying this will solve all their defensive woes at least it's a good start.
Last Mock's Pick: Austin Bryant DE/OLB Clemson at Pick #16
16) Dallas Cowboys (7-9)
Orlando Brown OT Oklahoma
- As I said about blockers with such a big need at the position players are going to be forced up draft boards. After watching Dak Prescott get beat around like a pinata two weeks in a row the Cowboys have to figure out how to retool their offensive line to get them back into winning form. Part of it is Doug Free's retirement and Tyrone Smith's injuries, but it is still a need. Brown is a plug and play right tackle who will be rock for them at that side of the line. Allowing them to move La'el Collins back to guard where he is at his best and replacing Jonathan Cooper is just a big old bust in the league. It is not the sexiest pick, but the Cowboys understand the value of a strong offensive line and it has been the key to their success last year and the first half of this season until it unraveled on them.
Last Mock's Pick: Calvin Ridley WR Alabama at Pick #17
17) Buffalo Bills (From the Kansas City Chiefs (9-7))
Vita Vea DT Washington
- Thanks to the sudden downfall of the Kansas City Chiefs the Bills may end up with two solid first round picks now to either trade up or upgrade their terrible defense. Coach Sean McDermott is at his best on defense when he has a dominant tackle on the inside to disrupt the opposing offenses like he had down in Carolina. For some reason they traded their run stopper Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams is an aging up coming free agent they may need to grab two tackles to fill the void. Vea does not get a lot of love playing out in Washington, but scouts see him as a better player than Danny Shelton a few seasons ago who went in the top 15. He is a massive nose tackle who can help their run stopping issue, but can also give them surprising pass rushing prowess in the middle of the defense.
Last Mock's Pick: Maurice Hurst DT Michigan at Pick #26
18) Washington Redskins (9-7)
Ken Webster CB Ole Miss
- Trading up for a quarterback may be a real possibility, but I still think they should resign Kirk Cousins who has show a lot of courage behind a beat up o-line this season. Instead, drafting a corner to pair better with Josh Norman can help their leaky defense a lot. Breshad Breeland has not been the same since last year when Pittsburgh abused him to open the season. Webster is the best corner prospect in this draft with long arms and talented footwork to go along with high end athleticism. He has been a shut down corner this season for Ole Miss and all with being barely a year removed from his ACL tear. Another off season will allow him to get back to full health and can become an even better player at the next level. He and Josh Norman can create a nice tandem for the Redskins at corner.
Last Mock's Pick: Clayton Thorson QB Northwestern at Pick #20
19) Atlanta Falcons (10-6)
Dorance Armstrong DE Kansas
- The Falcons just drafted a defensive end in Tak McKinley, but they will need more pass rushers to keep up with the NFC South. Especially, with Adrian Clayborn headed to free agency and their other starter Brooks Reed is just an average player. Plus, McKinley has not showed much yet and in the NFL you can never use enough pass rushers. Armstrong is a highly athletic talent who has been such a force that opposing offenses key in on him so much that he regularly gets triple blocked when they play Kansas. He has some versatility to him as well with the ability to stand up or play with his hand in the dirt like Vic Beasley. If McKinley continues to develop and they bring in Armstrong to go along with Beasley the Falcons can finally have an intimidating pass rush.
Last Mock's Pick: Christian Wilkins DT Clemson at Pick #18
20) Detroit Lions (11-5)
Austin Bryant DE Clemson
- The Lions need a more consistent pass rush opposite of Ziggy Ansah when he is healthy. Even though Anthony Zettel has played well, but I think he would be better utilized on the inside at his size and where his pass rushing skills can be more devastating. Bryant is the Robin to Ferrell's Batman, but he is a talented player in his own right. He is the speedier pass rusher of the two with a ton of explosion and bend around the edge. Unlike Ferrell he does need to get a tad bit stronger and anchor better against the run. However, he is still a top end first round talent and at his age there is still a lot of upside to him.
Last Mock's Pick: Sam Hubbard DE Ohio St at Pick #24
21) Baltimore Ravens (9-7)
Trey Adams OT Washington
- Adams tore his ACL this year so he may decide to stay in school, but if he is given a first round grade by the advisory board than he may have a tough time sticking it out in school. He has a ton of athleticism and talent at tackle who could have been in the running as the top tackle if he was healthy. The Ravens are a solid enough team still to weather the storm at right tackle until he returns and will be rewarded with high end play when he does get into the line up. They sorely need a new right tackle after letting Ricky Wagner and now the current starter Austin Howard has just not gotten the job done. Also, did I not say the Ravens have a real shot to make the playoffs they have the Tom Savage led Texans this week and with their defense they should beat them.
Last Mock's Pick: Trey Adams OT Washington at Pick #21
22) Carolina Panthers (11-5)
Zach Allen DE Boston College
- The lesser talked about defensive end from Boston College has actually been a lot better than Harold Landry this season. He is more of a ready made down defensive end for the NFL with his bigger size and better anchoring ability against the run. However, he is not only a good run stopper, he is also a powerful pass rusher with an excellent first step and terrific strength to bull rush tackles on a regular basis. If he adds a rip or club move to his repertoire he will only continue to get better. The Panthers could use him since ancient Julius Peppers is still a valuable part of their pass rush. Also, Mario Addison and Charles Johnson are just okay players so upgrading at least one spot with Allen can help their defense to play even better.
Last Mock's Pick: Justin Reid S Stanford at Pick #25
23) Tennessee Titans (11-5)
Roquan Smith LB Georgia
- The Titans are a team that just needs to continue to develop and become a more consistent team. Of course adding talent will help, but I think it's more of a coaching issue and until they get a more progressive coach they are going to keep having up and down performances. Anyways, they could definitely use a new linebacker with both Avery Williamson and Wesley Woodyard headed to free agency. Smith has been excellent all year long and is a part of the reason why the Bulldogs have had a terrific defense this year. Many have compared him to Lavonte David with his speed and sideline to sideline tackling ability.
Last Mock's Pick: Josh Allen LB Kentucky at Pick #22
24) Seattle Seahawks (11-5)
Hayden Hurst TE South Carolina
- The Seahawks are probably on the verge of missing the playoffs with Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, and Richard Sherman all missing time some longer than others. With this pick though they will need to upgrade their tight end position with Jimmy Graham probably going to demand a big contract this off season. Plus, he has done nothing until his contract year up in Seattle so that would worry me giving him a long term deal. Instead, finding a younger and more upside version who wants to play hard would be a nice move. Hurst is an older rookie at 25 come next year, but he is a big and athletic tight end with blocking ability to be a big factor on offense.
Last Mock's Pick: Nick Chubb RB Georgia at Pick #19
25) Los Angeles Chargers (10-6)
Joshua Jackson CB Iowa
- The Chargers have a real shot to make the playoffs with the Chiefs and Raiders reeling as they continue to get back on track. I always thought they had one of the better rosters, but continued to find dumb ways to win. If they can keep away from those pitfalls they normally find they should continue winning. In the draft however, they need to find a new corner to pair with Casey Hayward since Jason Verrett cannot stay healthy and at his size I doubt he can. Jackson has exploded the past few weeks as he continues to be an amazing ball hawk. He was always a solid corner who had a lot of tipped passes and good coverage ability. However, now he has figured out how to pick passes off and at his size he will be a coveted prospect come April.
Last Mock's Pick: Derwin James S Florida St at Pick #7
26) New Orleans Saints (12-4)
Courtland Sutton WR SMU
- The Saints have miraculously learned that running the ball and having balance on offense wins game. Rather than throwing the ball 40+ times a game. However, they should bring in another receiver after trading away Brandin Cooks and starters opposite of Michael Thomas has just been okay. Sutton is a talented receiver with good size, route running, and hands. He has terrific body control to use his body to block out defenders and attack the ball in the air. Sutton is especially potent in the red zone and can add another wrinkle for them on offense. They could also look into drafting a new quarterback, but Brees has played well enough to be given another contract for a few years down in the Big Easy.
Last Mock's Pick: Harold Landry OLB Boston College at Pick #28
27) Los Angeles Rams (12-4)
Denzel Ward CB Ohio St
- The Rams may have over played their hand giving Trumaine Johnson the franchise tag again. With the way he is playing this season he is going to get a huge contract leaving the Rams with a big void at an already thin corner position. Ward is the next big thing at corner coming out of Ohio St and can probably see himself in the first round thanks to his athleticism. He is also terrific in coverage. However, at his size he may never be put on big receivers or the more physical ones. In the NFL, he will probably play the slot, which has become a starting position basically. To me he is more like Bradley Roby than either Marshon Lattimore, Eli Apple, or Gareon Conley. That is not bad thing however, since he should be a high caliber cover man against speed receivers.
Last Mock's Pick: Will Hernandez OG UTEP at Pick #29
28) Jacksonville Jaguars (12-4)
Arden Tate WR Florida St
- Now I doubt the Jags pick at 30 when it is all said and done, but in going through the schedule they have a real shot to end up here. If they do it would have caused them a chance at a possible upgrade at quarterback and force them to trade for Brissett or go after Kirk Cousins in free agency. If they still have this pick finding an upgrade at receiver to help out Bortles or whoever they have at quarterback is not a bad idea. I do not see Allen Robinson as a highly paid number one receiver and as an upcoming free agent that will be what he looks for. Plus, Allen Hurns has been in and out of the lineup the past few seasons due to health issues. A massive target like Tate who has good long speed and ability to be a red zone threat could add a nice wrinkle to this power run game.
Last Mock's Pick: Arden Tate WR Florida St at Pick #30
29) Minnesota Vikings (12-4)
Taven Bryan DT Florida
- The Vikings have a terrific defense, but it could be better if Sharrif Floyd could stay healthy and play well in general when he is on the field. Why not replace one former Gator with another Gator. Taven Bryan has been terrific down in Florida with his high motor, passing rushing prowess, and strength. He is a compact size and a perfect fit for the 3-technique for the Vikings. Some have compared him to J.J. Watt due to his extremely high energy and effort. That is a stretch because he is not as consistent yet as Watt, but he has a high ceiling and with the Vikings he may reach it.
Last Mock's Pick: Denzel Ward CB Ohio St at Pick #23
30) Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3)
Ronnie Harrison S Alabama
- The Steelers have been searching for an answer at safety since the retirement of Troy Polamalu. Mike Mitchell to me has been an extremely overrated safety to me and second year pro Sean Davis is just okay. Harrison is a similar safety prospect to Landon Collins who has been one of the best draft picks made by Jerry Reese in New York in about five years. To me Harrison is a more polished prospect that Collins with solid coverage ability already to go along with his solid ability to attack the run. He should be able to out play Sean Davis easily and bring at least one dynamic play maker at safety for the Steelers.
Last Mock's Pick: Roquon Smith LB Georgia at Pick #27
31) Philadelphia Eagles (13-3)
Josh Allen LB Kentucky
- A receiver may be the pick here, but this draft's receiving class is weak and I suspect that the Eagles would like to bring back Alshon Jeffrey who has clicked with Carson Wentz. Instead, they can look towards a different position whether it's filling a hole or bolstering another spot. In this case, they can get a great player like Allen who is a terrific linebacker prospect with the abilities of Leonard Floyd, and Zach Cunningham. He could take the spot of Nigel Bradham who is an upcoming free agent and is just a good player for Jim Schwartz' defense. Allen is a much better athlete can actually make more plays than Bradham who is just a good tackler.
Last Mock's Pick: Courtland Sutton WR SMU at Pick #32
32) New England Patriots (14-2)
Sam Hubbard OLB/DE Ohio St
- I suspected that the Patriots would have trouble finding a pass rush after letting Chandler Jones, Jamie Collins, and Jabaal Sheard go the past few off seasons. Now they must rely on Kyle Van Noy, Shea McClellin, Cassius Marsh, and Elandon Roberts to put pressure on opposing offenses. Now I doubt they keep this pick the Patriots never do. However, if they can keep the pick taking Sam Hubbard is a talented and athletic pass rusher who needs more time to develop after sharing snaps at Ohio St. He reminds me of a smaller Joey Bosa with the ability to pass rush standing up or with his hand in the dirt.
Last Mock's Pick: Desmond Harrison OT West Georgia at Pick #31
1) New England Patriots (From the San Francisco 49ers)
Mark Andrews TE Oklahoma
- The Patriots have been searching for a tight end to run with Gronk for a bit now and even picked a broken Martellus Bennett up since Dwayne Allen has zero catches so far. This pick may be traded to by the Patriots, but again if they keep it they may look to upgrade the tight end position. Brady loves utilizing his tight ends and with Gronk's health issues bringing in a young understudy may be a smart move. Andrews is a big and athletic tight end who has been a dangerous weapon down the seams. Some even have him as the top tight end prospect thanks to his high end athleticism.
Last Mock's Pick: Tarvarus McFadden CB Florida St at Pick #3
2) Cleveland Browns
Nick Chubb RB Georgia
- Isaiah Crowell has not developed as people have hoped and is now an upcoming free agent this off season. I would let him go since the Browns have retooled the o-line to help him and he still cannot find his way through the open lanes. Chubb is a powerful back with decisive running ability who has the speed to get away from defenders. He has looked terrific coming back from his knee injury this season running harder, tougher to bring down, and shown some fancy footwork. I can see him sneaking into the first round, but some will probably worry about his knee injuries from the past. Pairing him behind whoever their quarterback is can help alleviate said quarterbacks pressure by being a go to player to lean on.
Last Mock's Pick: Ronnie Harrison S Alabama at Pick #1
3) New York Giants
Desmond Harrison OT West Georgia
- There is no secret that the Giants need to solve their issues on the offensive line sooner than later. By sooner I mean last year by the way. Harrison previously played for the Texas Longhorns, but was then kicked off the team for failing a drug test by Charlie Strong. He has since then been clean and playing at high level for West Georgia. According to sources they would be surprised if he was not drafted during the second day of the draft if not sooner if he tests well.
Last Mock's Pick: Orlando Brown OT Oklahoma at Pick #2
4) Indianapolis Colts
Tarvarus McFadden CB Florida St
- The Colts just cut Vontae Davis so taking another second round corner may be in their future to take his place. So far Quincy Wilson has not been terrible and Rashaan Melvin has been solid as well. However, I would not put all my eggs in that basket and would gladly draft another corner to compete with them. McFadden is an athletic specimen with good ball skills and ability to be a game changer when he gets his hands on the ball. He is a bit lost in zones and off ball coverage schemes, but is terrific in press and man coverage. Much like Wilson he has a lot of upside to him to become a talented corner.
Last Mock's Pick: Damien Harris RB Alabama at Pick #4
5) Arizona Cardinals
Isaiah Wynn OL Georgia
- When you draft a new young quarterback, you usually pair him with a new blocker or weapon to throw to. The Cardinals should look to improve the blocking since they have been one of the worst blocking units in the NFL. Their tackles D.J. Humphries has been a disappointing former first round pick and Jared Veldheer has been flirting with retirement and has been playing like it. Wynn is a do it all blocker who can play tackle, guard, or even center with his size and skills. Some worry about his arm length at left tackle, but some are tempted to try it with his good footwork and nasty demeanor. Either way he can help the Cardinals out on the line and bring in road grader mentality.
Last Mock's Pick: Hayden Hurst TE South Carolina at Pick #15
6) Green Bay Packers
Will Hernandez OG UTEP
- Aaron Rodgers jaw must have hit the floor as he saw J.C. Tretter, A.Q. Shipley, and T.J. Lang walk in recent years leaving him with no solid protection on the interior. He deserves so much better in front of him and it would behoove the Packers organization to rectify that issue by the draft or finally opening up their pocketbooks. Lane Taylor has been disappointing and Jahri Evans is just a band-aid solution. Hernandez is a small and stout blocker with great balance and technique to keep the pocket clean. He may never be the most athletic or talented blocker, but he will get the job done at a high level and confidence.
Last Mock's Pick: Simmie Cobbs Jr WR Indiana at Pick #14
7) Denver Broncos
Dre'Mont Jones DT Ohio St
- The Broncos have a big issue on defense and it's been there since their Super Bowl run after they let Malik Jackson leave for Jacksonville. They just cannot stop the run and when they cannot do that than their vaunted secondary is pretty much useless. Jones is a lesser talked about prospect, but the good scouts will know about him. He is a key cog in the middle of Ohio St's defensive line and clears out lanes to allow their pass rushers and linebackers to work cleanly. He is also adept at collapsing the pocket and getting to the quarterback on his own.
Last Mock's Pick: Jamarco Jones OT Ohio St at Pick #7
8) Chicago Bears
Carlton Davis CB Auburn
- The Bears are going to have a need at corner again for what seems like 5 years running. Prince Amukamara is just a one year rental, Marcus Cooper who is on for three has been terrible who could be released, and Kyle Fuller is playing his best on his contract season. Plus, Vic Fangio may be leaving so they may get a coordinator who wants something different out of his corners. Either way though they just need to get better there and stop letting up big busted coverage plays. Carlton Davis is a big and long armed corner who is a physical defender. If Fangio is still there after the coaching change that will probably happen Davis would be a perfect fit.
Last Mock's Pick: Equanimeous St.Brown WR Notre Dame at Pick #10
9) Miami Dolphins
Jamarco Jones OT Ohio St
- Laremy Tunsil was a lot better at guard than at left tackle and should move back inside after this season. Plus, their guards are weak so moving Tunsil inside and bringing in Jones who has left tackle potential can kill two birds with one stone. Jones is not the flashiest blocker in the draft, but many think he should be steady and solid left tackle in the pros. He is a balanced blocker who is good at both the run and pass. Jones is not overly athletic or heavy handed to knock defenders over. He is hardly ever embarrassed by defenders and usually keeps the pocket clean. For the Dolphins he could even move to guard if they want to keep trotting Tunsil at left tackle or if they want to move Tunsil at guard and use Jones at the other guard spot. Either way they need to protect the quarterback and find guys who can open running lanes.
Last Mock's Pick: Luke Falk QB Washington St at Pick #13
10) Buffalo Bills
Tremaine Edmunds LB Virginia Tech
- The Bills have a ton of picks so taking players at positions of need over talent is an option they can roll with. They could use a couple new linebackers with Preston Brown and Ramon Humber becoming free agents after this season. Edmunds is an athletic off ball linebacker who has good length and coverage ability. His instincts are some of the best as well in this linebacker class, which will help him in the linebacker workouts leading up to the draft.
Last Mock's Pick: Tremaine Edmunds LB Virginia Tech at Pick #11
11) Cleveland Browns (From the Houston Texans)
Parris Campbell WR Ohio St
- More offensive talent to give the Browns who desperately need it. Plus, when you draft a new young quarterback you normally see them draft weapons or blockers to surround him with. The Browns could use a new receiver since non of the ones they drafted a few drafts ago panned out except Corey Coleman who cannot stay healthy. Meanwhile, they are way overpaying for Kenny Britt who got the big deal he was looking for. Campbell is a fast and explosive play maker on the outside with very high upside. He like many Buckeye receivers are held back in Urban Meyer's simple offense so he will need a year or two to fully expand his potential route tree.
Last Mock's Pick: Parris Campbell WR Ohio St at Pick #12
12) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Justin Reid S Stanford
- T.J. Ward was just a one year rental for the Bucs and a guy who is dying for another championship run I doubt he stays there. I bet he will end up in New England on a cheap one year deal. Anyways, that will force the Bucs to draft another second round safety to pair with Justin Evans who is developing nicely. Justin Reid the brother of the 49ers Eric Reid is a prospect many scouts are finding out about as he continues to put a great season together. They say that Reid doesn't have Earl Thomas-like range as a free safety or Kam Chancellor-like size as a strong safety, but he does everything well. He is a polished player who can help the Bucs out right away.
Last Mock's Pick: Carlton Davis CB Auburn at Pick #5
13) Cincinnati Bengals
Malik Jefferson LB Texas
- The Bengals have Kevin Minter on a one year rental deal this season and the other linebackers not named Vontaze Burfict are just below average players. Jefferson is a very over hyped player in my opinion and will most likely not end up as a first rounded unlike many people thinking he will. He is a good athlete sideline to sideline cleaning up the plays and making tackles. However, he is not particularly good taking up blocks in the run game or in coverage on a consistent basis. Then there are some scouts who suspect his love for the game may be in question and that is never a good thing to be labeled with leading up to the draft. He does have potential thanks to his athleticism, but there is a lot of work to do here.
Last Mock's Pick: Jaire Alexander CB Louisville at Pick #8
14) Oakland Raiders
Harold Landry OLB/DE Boston College
- The Raiders need to find a better pass rush to across from Khalil Mack who is regularly double blocked. The group of Bruce Irvin, Mario Edwards, Jihad Ward, and others are just not getting the job done with all the attention Mack gets. To compound that fact is that their expensive and highly drafted secondary has not held up their end in coverage. Landry to me is a tad over hyped as a prospect due to his one dimensional ability. He is a great pass rusher and that is about it. In the run game he is easily moved off his spot and he needs to fix that if he wants to be on the field on every down. He does have a good first step and speed around the edge that has scouts salivating about his upside as a pass rusher.
Last Mock's Pick: Terrell Edmunds S Virginia Tech at Pick #16
15) New York Jets
Damien Harris RB Alabama
- The Jets and their possible new quarterback will need better help at the running back position. Matt Forte is done at this point and is nothing more than a Kevin Faulk old pass catching back. Meanwhile, the Jets clearly do not trust Bilal Powell to handle a full workload. A guy like Damien Harris is a solid all around back with compact power, speed, and hands out of the back field. He reminds a lot of scouts of Doug Martin with his size and speed being such a thick compact runner. Martin was a first round pick so I would not be shocked if Harris finds himself pushing up draft boards.
Last Mock's Pick: Derrius Guice RB LSU at Pick #9
16) Dallas Cowboys
Terell Edmunds S Virginia Tech
- The Cowboys have one stud at safety in Byron Jones, but the spot next to him is very much up for grabs still. The likes of Jeff Heath, and Kavon Frazier are nothing more than special teams bodies. Terrell Edmunds the brother of Tremaine Edmunds who is a linebacker in this draft is a very good prospect in his own right at safety. He has good size, speed, and coverage ability in the back end with very high end instincts. Edmunds is not a very explosive athlete, but I can see him be like an Adrian Amos type safety who will get the job done with gritty do-it all play. The Cowboys need that with how much talent they lost in the secondary after last off season.
Last Mock's Pick: Duke Ejiafor DE Wake Forest at Pick #18
17) Washington Redskins
Clayton Thorson QB Northwestern
- This is a pick if the Redskins do let Kirk Cousins walk and they are unable to move up for a quarterback or acquire one via trade. Thorson is a terrific quarterback prospect who no one is talking about. He has a rocket arm, great size, and surprising athleticism throwing out of the pocket. Scouts are also impressed about how strong of a leader he is in the locker room connecting with all his teammates no matter how different they are to him. However, being a smart kid at Northwestern has hinted he may go back to school unless he gets a first round grade. Which, could be a real thing as we get closer to the draft and more scouts look at him.
Last Mock's Pick: Malik Jefferson LB Texas at Pick #19
18) Kansas City Chiefs
Equanimeous St.Brown WR Notre Dame
- I think even if Patrick Mahomes started for the Chiefs he would have a tough time moving the ball since their best receiver is a smaller gadget player in Tyreek Hill instead of an actual bigger outside threat to go to. I also think coach Andy Reid is trying too hard to out smart the room by doing things his way, but at some point you need to run a normal offense to move the ball. St.Brown is a big height, weight, and speed prospect at receiver with a lot of upside to tap into. Notre Dame's inability to throw the ball kind of hurts him on the tape and he will need to make his hay at the Combine to cement his draft status.
Last Mock's Pick: Dre'Mont Jones DT Ohio St at Pick #26
19) Atlanta Falcons
Maurice Hurst DT Michigan
- More defensive line help for the Falcons. They still need to get more talented, younger, and more athletic on the line in my opinion. Grady Jarrett is a nice player, but he clearly does not have the stamina to be the only interior pass rusher. Meanwhile, Dontari Poe is just a run stuffer at this point in his career and is on a one year deal. Hurst is a smaller tackle, which is why he may slide down draft boards. The Michigan product though may have one of the best first steps in the draft and regularly gets into the back field before the blockers get out of their stance. He would be a perfect fit at the three-technique for the Falcons and pair well with the bigger Jarrett.
Last Mock's Pick: DeShon Elliott S Texas at Pick #17
20) Detroit Lions
Billy Price C Ohio St
- The Lions could lose their stud center Travis Swanson this off season as he is an upcoming free agent. Especially, after giving a lot of money to T.J. Lang and Ricky Wagner there may not be any money left to go to Swanson. They also seem willing to let guys go on the line like Larry Warford who has been great for the Saints. Billy Price has been a great interior blocker for the Buckeyes this season and has gotten much better than a year before. He has good balance, awareness, and strong enough to handle big nose tackles one on one. Scouts see him as a much better prospect than Laken Tomlinson and Joshua Garnett so he could go higher, but team's do not value centers that highly for some reason. Even though they are the first line of defense to the quarterback.
Last Mock's Pick: L.J. Scott RB Michigan St at Pick #24
21) Baltimore Ravens
Derrius Guice RB LSU
- The Ravens had an odd draft last year adding more defensive talent throughout most of their picks even though that was a strength already. This year they should actually work on the offense and give Joe Flacco talent to work with so the media will stop beating him up. Guice is having a so-so year so far, but a lot of that has to do with how bad LSU is on offense moving the ball through the air and defenses keying in on him. The LSU product has more speed and shiftiness to him than Fournette does. He is also a tad bit of a better pass catcher than the former top 5 pick. I would not be shocked if Guice has a longer and better career than his former teammate due to his less violent running style.
Last Mock's Pick: Sony Michel RB Georgia at Pick #21
22) Carolina Panthers
Christian Kirk WR Texas A&M
- Another second round receiver may be needed for the Panthers after they inexplicably traded Kelvin Benjamin for a bag of peanuts. Curtis Samuel their former second round pick looks way over his head and may need some more time until he finds his right position. Meanwhile, Devin Funchess is just an okay target to throw to thanks to his size, but his hands are terrible. Kirk is a talented athlete at receiver with that special ability to make explosive plays. He could have been a first rounder with a better season, but poor quarterback play is pulling him down. His size could be an issue at the next level however, teams see him having the ability of OBJ where when the ball is in his hands magic can happen.
Last Mock's Pick: Marcell Frazier DE Missouri at Pick #25
23) Tennessee Titans
Braden Smith OG Auburn
- The Titans are built much like the Cowboys where they rely heavily on a strong offensive line. However, having good offensive lines each year with the same players is hard to do with injuries, player movement, and players regressing. The Titans could lose Josh Kline who has been a nice guard for them and could be considered one of the weaker links. If they keep Kline then a guard is still needed to replace Quinton Spain who is just okay. Smith is a blue collar worker on the interior of the line with a good base and hand technique. He is a balanced blocker in both the pass and run game. If you watch his tape against Clemson's talented d-line he held his own and even won a few match ups that will impress scouts.
Last Mock's Pick: Billy Price OG/C Ohio St at Pick #22
24) New York Jets (From the Seattle Seahawks)
Jaire Alexander CB Louisville
- Mo Claiborne was on a one year deal and has never been a good player. Buster Skrine has played terribly for the Jets this season and since he arrived from Cleveland actually. The Jets found two studs at safety in last year's draft and now they should turn their attention to the corner position this year to compliment them. Alexander has missed a handful of games due to some small injuries. When he is on the field however, he is a terrific athlete who can shut down one side of the field with his speed to keep up with receivers. He does need to work on his technique of course like all athletes in the secondary have to do, but there is a lot of upside here.
Last Mock's Pick: Anthony Averett CB Alabama at Pick #20
25) Los Angeles Chargers
Luke Falk QB Washington St
- The Chargers have about 3-5 more solid years out of Philip Rivers if they are lucky. However, like Big Ben he has mentioned a possibility of retirement sooner rather than later. Rivers is a big family guy too with a bunch of kids so he may choose to retire early to be with them. For the Chargers drafting a possible heir apparent would be a wise and prudent move. It could also spur Rivers to continue to play at a high level given his competitive nature. Falk is a solid quarterback prospect with good accuracy, arm, and solid pocket awarness. However, he needs a year or two of development coming from Mike Leach's simple offense.
Last Mock's Pick: Isaiah Wynn OL Georgia at Pick #6
26) San Francisco 49ers (From the New Orleans Saints)
Martinas Rankin OT Mississippi St
- The 49ers who went defense heavy in last year's draft have sort of tipped their hand according to sources that they will go offense heavy in this draft to build around possibly Jimmy G or another young quarterback. They should start up front where Joe Staley is their only solid blocker who is aging and could very easily be a trade chip for more picks come draft day. Rankin had some buzz around him leading up to last year's draft, but he wisely returned to school. He is a good athlete, with versatility, and good technique to be a solid blocker at tackle in the pros. A big issue though is his weak base against stronger players where he has been knocked to his butt on occasion this year. If he can get stronger he can be a nice gem as a blindside blocker at this juncture of the draft.
Last Mock's Pick: Braden Smith OG Auburn at Pick #28
27) Buffalo Bills (From the Los Angeles Rams)
Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma
- Clearly the Bills have no idea what they are doing at quarterback after that Nathan Peterman and Tyrod Taylor debacle. Obviously, Taylor will be gone next year to a team that actually wants him since he is a starting caliber quarterback in the league. Maybe they use all these picks to move up in the draft for a quarterback or they decide they still want to trot out Peterman after a full off season. If that is the case bringing in another quarterback in the middle rounds is not a bad idea. Mayfield may be dropping due to character concerns more than his actual talent, but Buffalo is nice spot to disappear in the NFL. He does have moxie, a good enough arm, and athleticism to make it in the NFL. His height could be a detriment, but nothing he could not overcome. I am skeptical on his success at the next level however, if he turns out to be a successful starter I would not be shocked either.
Last Mock's Pick: Akrum Wadley RB Iowa at Pick #29
28) Jacksonville Jaguars
Mason Rudolph QB Oklahoma St
- The Jags are another team not in love with their quarterback and would love to upgrade the position. They could be real players in the Kirk Cousins race, but they are probably going to be up against the Broncos, Browns, Bills, and maybe the 49ers to land him. Even with their solid defense and talent on offense their past history of incompetence. They could draft Clayton Thorson in the first round possibly though I think in the 2nd round or later would be the smarter move. Rudolph has good size, and an amazing arm to go along with good mobility out of the pocket. He does need to work on his accuracy, mechanics, and learn a pro system before he is ready to play. A better landing spot would be better in the 3rd or lower with his issues though we all know quarterbacks tend to shoot up boards come draft days due to the need at the position.
Last Mock's Pick: Martinas Rankin OT Mississippi St at Pick #30
29) Minnesota Vikings
Troy Fumagalli TE Wisconsin
- Outside of the quarterback position the Vikings really have very few needs on the roster come next season. Of course, you need to keep adding talent otherwise you are doing your team a disservice. For the Vikings they can start adding talented depth and just the best player available to their roster. One spot that could use some more work is the tight end spot where Kyle Rudolph has inexplicably disappeared this year. Fumagalli is a talented tight end who runs crisp routes and can block very well. He is not the biggest, fastest, or most athletic tight end. However, he does everything at a high level and is a sure handed receiver.
Last Mock's Pick: Taven Bryan DT Florida at Pick #23
30) Pittsburgh Steelers
Sony Michel RB Georgia
- The Steelers may be in the market for a running back if they decide to save money and let Le'Veon Bell walk. Which, is a big possability after giving Antonio Brown a big contract coupled with the fact that he has had a few suspensions and that hold out in training camp that made him look sluggish to start the year. All of that may give the Steelers the peace of mind to let him walk and find a new younger back. Michel is possibly a more dynamic running back than Chubb his teammate. Especially, when it comes to the passing game where he is an accomplished pass catcher and solid blocker. He could be a great weapon and add a new dimension to the Steelers already strong offense.
Last Mock's Pick: Vita Vea DT Washington at Pick #27
31) Cleveland Browns (From the Philadelphia Eagles)
DeShon Elliott S Texas
- The Browns need some help in the safety spot where last year's first rounder Peppers is proving scouts right to worry about his ability in coverage. He is a terrific run stopping safety, but he needs help in coverage next to him. Elliott has been exploding on the scene this year as one of the most dangerous ball hawks in the country. He is an nice sized and instinctive safety who can provide solid to great play for the Browns. They just need players who can man the position and not give up the big plays they always give up.
Last Mock's Pick: Joshua Jackson CB Iowa at Pick #32
32) New England Patriots
Anthony Averett CB Alabama
- It is beginning to look like Stephon Gilmore could be a free agent bust for the Patriots since he is regularly out of position and has not learned the playbook as well as Belichick would like. Then they could lose Malcolm Butler after last off season's back and forth battle on if they would trade him or not. Plus, Butler could command a big contract on the open market and a more valuable player in Nate Solder is a possible free agent as well who is more likely to get the franchise tag. So, bringing in a new corner is probably going to needed and a guy like Averett is a perfect match for them. He comes from Belichick's protege Nick Saban who he has a lot of confidence in and has drafted a bunch of players from Bama in recent years.
Last Mock's Pick: Josh Sweat OLB Florida St at Pick #31
1) Cleveland Browns
Josh Sweat OLB/DE Florida St
- The Browns have a lot of picks in this draft and could have more if they trade down with one of their first round picks. With all those picks they can take a high risk/high reward player. Sweat is a talented player with knee issues throughout his career. However, when healthy he is a terrific pass rusher and has been healthy this year for the Seminoles. He could insert himself in a rotation with Emmanuel Ogbah, Myles Garrett, and Carl Nassib.
Last Mock's Pick: Bryce Love RB Stanford at Pick #2
2) San Francisco 49ers
Simmie Cobbs Jr WR Indiana
- Pierre Garcon, Marquise Goodwin, and company are doing a well enough job at receiver. However, with a new young quarterback you want a guy who he can grow with. Cobbs is a big target with good routes and ability to high point the ball. He reminds me a lot of Alshon Jeffrey with their similar sizes and skill sets.
Last Mock's Pick: Christian Kirk WR Texas A&M
3) New York Giants
Akrum Wadley RB Iowa
- Not only is there no secret that they need to upgrade their line, but they also need to figure out their running game. Orleans Darkwa, Wayne Gallman, and Paul Perkins are just not that good regardless of who is blocking for them. Wadley is a talented running back with good balance, vision, and has good pass catching ability. He could be one of those late round backs who explode onto the scene that everyone wishes they drafted.
Last Mock's Pick: Ronald Jones II RB USC at Pick #1
4) Indianapolis Colts
L.J. Scott RB Michigan St
- Frank Gore has had a terrific career and can walk right into Hall of Fame right now. However, he should not be the go to running back for a team anymore and their current rookie Marlon Mack is just a change of pace back. Scott has quietly been putting up a great year for the Spartans displaying impressive North-South running with power and speed. If he lost weight like another former Spartan back Le'Veon Bell has he could be an even better runner.
Last Mock's Pick: Donte Jackson CB LSU at Pick #5
5) Green Bay Packers
Marcell Frazier OLB Missouri
- The Packers may need to find more firepower in their pass rush with Clay Matthews aging rapidly and Nick Perry looking like a bust resigning for the Packers. Frazier is another talented pass rusher from Missouri, however, this season he has not put up the impressive numbers like the previous models for the Tigers. He does have talent and the team who drafts him may be landing a top end pass rusher on the second day.
Last Mock's Pick: Troy Fumagalli TE Wisconsin at Pick #13
6) Denver Broncos
Andre Dillard OT Washington St
- The Broncos may have found a solid blindside blocker in Garrett Bolles. However, for whoever they have at quarterback he could use a better right tackle since Donald Stephenson has been terrible for them. Dillard is a younger blocker who may return to school, but if he comes out some scouts like him even better than Trey Adams as a blindside blocker. For the Broncos I am sure he could be a solid right tackle with his quick feet and technique.
Last Mock's Pick: Maea Teuhama OG Southeastern Louisiana at Pick #6
7) San Francisco 49ers (From the Chicago Bears)
Frank Ragnow C Arkansas
- The 49ers continue to build up their offensive line for their future starting quarterback. Their center is actually really solid in Daniel Kilgore, but he is a free agent who can command a decent size contract now. Ragnow has been a iron man for the Razorbacks playing in every game since he became a starter and not having given up a sack his entire career playing in the tough SEC. He is a technician and a road grader type blocker who can bring a nice nasty attitude to a young team.
Last Mock's Pick: Will Clapp C LSU at Pick #9
8) Arizona Cardinals
Dante Pettis WR Washington
- Larry Fitzgerald will be back for another year for the Cardinals, but eventually they need to find an heir apparent to take his place. The combination of Jaron Brown, John Brown, and J.J. Nelson are just not that good enough to do it. Pettis is a talented and fluid athlete with excellent speed on the outside. His biggest issue is his hit or miss hands that can bring him down in the draft.
Last Mock's Pick: Mason Rudolph QB Oklahoma St at Pick #14
9) Carolina Panthers (From the Buffalo Bills)
Jordan Whitehead S Pittsburgh
- The Panthers current starting safeties leave a lot to be desired on an otherwise terrific defense. Jordan Whitehead has first round instincts, athleticism, and ball skills. His size however, will drag him down and his aggressive nature can cause him to injure himself at the next level. If he can stay in his lane as a disruptive deep safety he could be a nice mid round gem.
Last Mock's Pick: Dante Pettis WR Washington at Pick #15
10) Houston Texans
Brandon Parker OT North Carolina A&T
- Finally, the Texans have their first pick in the draft and they desperately need to take the best blocker available at this juncture. Especially now with Deshaun Watson's latest ACL tear that may limit his mobility when he first gets back on the field. Parker is a small school tackle who has good athleticism and size to be a strong tackle prospect.
Last Mock's Pick: Mark Andrews TE Oklahoma at Pick #11
11) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Donte Jackson CB LSU
- Vernon Hargreaves has not played up to his high first round billing and Brent Grimes is an aging free agent this off season. Their depth is not much better with the likes of Robert McClain and Ryan Smith who are barely able to stay on an NFL roster. Jackson is the better of the two LSU corners right now, but that is not saying much with how up and down both have been. Jackson is very talented and could be a nice play maker if he can control his reckless play. He is also a tad undersized similar to Jourdan Leiws from last year.
Last Mock's Pick: Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma at Pick #4
12) Cincinnati Bengals
Caleb Wilson TE UCLA
- A tight end may be needed since Tyler Eifert seems to not be able to stay healthy for more than a handful games a year. Andy Dalton needs all the talent he can get to throw to with how limited he is and it is still just A.J. Green's show with no help elsewhere. Wilson is a receiving tight end similar to Jordan Reed who can be a mismatch weapon and give Dalton an easy target to throw to in the middle of the field.
Last Mock's Pick: Andre Dillard OT Washington St at Pick #10
13) Oakland Raiders
Ronald Jones II RB USC
- Well, the feel good story of Marshawn Lynch returning to Oakland has been a failed experiment in my opnion and one I predicted. He has created more controversy with his sitting for the anthem and pushing an official to get suspended. Than actually putting up production on a team spinning it's tires in mud on offense. Jones is a talented running back who gets overshadowed by his teammate Sam Darnold at quarterback.
Last Mock's Pick: Josh Adams RB Notre Dame at Pick #16
14) New York Jets
Maea Teuhama OG Southeastern Louisiana
- Formerly of the LSU Tigers after he and his brother got kicked of the team have done well to make their image look better. Maea has blocked very well for both LSU and now SE Louisiana. Displaying both good athleticism and power to play either guard spots. The Jets blocking has not been terrible, but they could stand to upgrade either guard spot where they are the weakest.
Last Mock's Pick: Frank Ragnow C/OG Arkansas at Pick #8
15) Miami Dolphins
Duke Ejiafor DE Wake Forest
- The Dolphins could stand to continue to upgrade their defensive line. Cam Wake is getting up there in age and William Hayes in an upcoming free agent. Ejiafor is a talented defensive end with good length and athleticism who could go higher in the draft than this. It was tough to find him a spot since he is a traditional base end. For Miami he and last years first rounder Charles Harris could bring youthful talent on the edges.
Last Mock's Pick: Royce Freeman RB Oregon at Pick #12
16) Dallas Cowboys
Porter Gustin DE USC
- The Cowboys currently have a great defensive end in DeMarcus Lawrence. However, he is an upcoming free agent and could just be balling out for a new big deal. The Cowboys let Mo Claiborne walk after the same scenario last year and could stomach to do the same for Lawrence.