1) Cleveland Browns (0-16)
Sam Darnold QB USC
- Now I really do not think the Browns will go 0-16 since that is as hard a feat to do as going 16-0 almost, but right now it is tough to see where they can find a win. Either way they will probably be the presumptive favorite for the first overall pick. Hopefully this time they actually take a quarterback and this year there is two of them they can take that could possibly be franchise carrying talents. I prefer the more raw Darnold who is younger, bigger, more athletic, and a better leader than Rosen from what I could see. At first, I thought Darnold would go back to school, but he really should go pro to avoid even more scrutiny where he can actually fall down in the draft. If you ask me he fits in the AFC North better than Rosen due to his size to take on the beating and cold weather. He also has the better leadership where I can see him being able to handle the pressure of turning around pro sports worst franchise.
Last Mock Pick: Josh Rosen QB UCLA
2) New York Giants (3-13)
Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma
- Here is my surprise pick of the draft. If the Giants GM turns out to be Dave Gettleman who drafted another college superstar quarterback in Cam Newton I think he may do the same in New York. Mayfield will earn himself a lot of credit with coaching staffs and scouts for how hard he plays. Plus, he does have a good arm, mobility, and solid accuracy. I do think he gets too much credit playing in a wide open Big 12 where many quarterbacks like Sam Bradford, and many others over the years. To be honest I am not a believer in him due to his size and off field issues that can rub people the wrong way. I would not be shocked to see him succeed, but there is a reason why only two guys at six foot and under are in the league. Comparing him to Drew Brees and Russell Wilson to Mayfield also makes it to me sound like people are making Brees and Wilson sound not as special as they are. Brees and Wilson are special players who are hard to replicate.
Last Mock Pick: Sam Darnold QB USC
3) San Francisco 49ers (4-12)
Saquon Barkley RB Penn St
- Obvioulsy, the first move will be to try and trade down. However, this is an odd spot for them since in the history of the draft three quarterbacks have never been taken with the first three picks. I doubt it starts now. If I were the 49ers if you cannot trade down landing the best offensive player in the draft in Barkley is not a bad consolation prize at all. Barkley is a great all around back in the pass game, between the tackles, and has been a proven returner as well for Penn St. The 49ers solved the biggest key to having a good team in Jimmy G looking like a good quarterback now they should surround him with talent. Barkley and him can create a fearsome tandem with his ability to make plays and Barkley's ability to keep defenses honest. I can see the 49ers having a quick turnaround next year like the Rams are having under this new leadership.
Last Mock Pick: Saquon Barkley RB Penn St
4) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-12)
Bradley Chubb DE N.C. State
- It goes without saying the Bucs defense sports one of the best tackles when healthy in Gerald McCoy and a great linebacker trio among Lavonte David, Kwon Alexander, and rookie Kendell Beckwith. Otherwise, the rest of the defense is terrible and I am most disappointed in Noah Spence who has taken a major step back after a solid rookie season. If I were the Bucs I would not hesitate to take Chubb here who is a perfect fit for their defensive front. He is a high energy, strong, and fast end who fits ideally as a down base end where he can use his size best. Chubb should be a go to pass rusher right away and clear out room for McCoy to be even more effective if the veteran could stay healthy.
Last Mock Pick: Derwin James S Florida St
5) Denver Broncos (4-12)
Josh Rosen QB UCLA
- I can see Rosen sliding a tad as we lead up to the draft. Mainly due to his thin size and already too long of an injury history. He is also going to be questioned on how much he loves football after putting just an okay effort at UCLA according to sources. However, he does have the best natural and polished talent as a signal caller in this draft. He has the best arm, he is the most accurate thrower, has great mechanics, and a lot of experience in a pro style offense. If he can clear out those off field issues where he can be a bit outspoken he should be fine in Denver where the media is not as harsh nationall and he can hide a bit. The most pressing issue is bulking up so he can take on the hits better in the NFL.
Last Mock Pick: Quenton Nelson OG Notre Dame
6) Cleveland Browns (From the Houston Texans (4-12))
Minkah Fitzpatrick S Alabama
- The Browns caught a big break with Deshaun Watson going down allowing them to get a better pick from the Texans who are flat out falling off a cliff to the point where Bill O'Brien could get fired. For the Browns however, they should take advantage of this opportunity and nab a blue chip defender to pair with last year's first overall pick Myles Garrett. Fitzpatrick is a terrific defender with versatility to play over at corner or safety for the Browns. However, safety would be the best way to utilize his high end instincts to dissect plays from the middle of the field. Pairing him with Jabrill Peppers who is a much better in the box safety than in coverage can give the Browns a good one-two punch in the back end of their defense. Of course, they could auction this pick to whoever wants to trade up for Josh Allen, but I think the Browns need to start using their picks instead of stockpiling more.
Last Mock Pick: Calvin Ridley WR Alabama
7) Chicago Bears (5-11)
Arden Key OLB LSU
- Key could slide a bit due to off-field concerns, but his talent is just too good to pass up. He is an electrifying pass rusher and by far the best in this draft. The Bears could use him across from Leonard Floyd where veteran Pernell McPhee could easily be a cap casualty after how bad he has been the past few seasons at his price. Key has had some off-field issues that he will need to account for. However, unlike some players he has a lot of drive and works hard at his craft even working with pass rushing expert Chuck Smith in the off season. If the Bears are willing to take the risk this may be a great pick up and under the tutelage of Vic Fangio if he comes back next year.
Last Mock Pick: Bradley Chubb DE N.C. State
8) Indianapolis Colts (5-11)
Quenton Nelson OG Notre Dame
- The Colts need to improve the protection in front of Andrew Luck if he is able to come back healthy or even Jacoby Brissett who is not given much time to work either this season. Normally I would be opposed to taking a guard this early, but Nelson is just that good. He is by far the safest and best blocking prospect in this draft who could play right away at a high level. Outside of Ryan Kelly and Anthony Castonzo the Colts need improvements on their line. It should not be hard finding room for Nelson.
Last Mock Pick: Clelin Ferrell OLB Clemson
9) New York Jets (5-11)
Josh Allen QB Wyoming
- This is by far the ideal scenario that could take place for the Jets. Rumor has it they love Allen and his upside to become a great quarterback. However, if we know that so does the rest of the league so trading up is probably going to be needed to land him. In this scenario, where trades are not predicted they could probably land him. I am not sold on Allen due to his mediocre play while at Wyoming. Usually if you are a good quarterback you can win regardless in the college ranks no matter where you play. Look at Drew Brees at Purdue, Jay Cutler at Vanderbilt, Big Ben at Miami (OH), and Case Keenum at Houston they all had sustained success while at smaller football programs. Meanwhile, Allen has come up flat and now has happy feet behind a bad o-line. He is going to need a lot of work before he is ready to be a starter. Keeping McCown around another year to teach him is not a bad idea.
Last Mock Pick: Josh Allen QB Wyoming
10) Cincinnati Bengals (5-11)
Da'Ron Payne DT Alabama
- The Bengals need help on the o-line, but in this situation they are better off finding players via free agency over the draft. Instead, they should draft a defensive stud on the defensive line to help their solid secondary out. Geno Atkins is a one man show essentially on the line and if they can find another interior pass rusher he can be that much more effective. Payne is a high upside pick who has a lot of talent and athleticism to be tapped into with more reps and coaching. He has been essentially buried on Alabama's roster and finally has gotten some playing time this year. Right now he is a ready made run stopper, but as he continues to learn more pass rushing moves the sky is the limit for him.
Last Mock Pick: Mike McGlinchey OT Notre Dame
11) Washington Redskins (7-9)
Clayton Thorson QB Northwestern
- I really hope they Kirk Cousins stays in Washington, but I have a feeling he is tired of being pulled around by the organization. He will be highly sought after in the open market by team's like the Jags, Broncos, Cardinals, and Vikings. I have a feeling the Jags may come out the winners with their Super Bowl ready defense. For the Redskins they will be forced to find a replacement to move forward with. My favorite quarterback who is not being talked about is Thorson. He is a highly intelligent, strong armed, and mobile quarterback with a ton of upside. Thorson also has very strong leadership qualities that will help him earn the respect of his team right away. I would not be shocked if he returns to school being a generally scholarly person, but he should go pro if he is given a first round grade.
Last Mock Pick: Vita Vea DT Washington
12) Miami Dolphins (7-9)
Calvin Ridley WR Alabama
- The Dolphins may lose Jarvis Landry this off season after yanking his chain a bit in contract talks. Of course they could franchise tag him, but they already do not think he is worth high end receiver money and would be forced to pay him more than they would like with the tag. If he leaves they will need to find a new receiver since I can see Parker being let go as Adam Gase continues to clear house of bad attitude players. Parker to me has underachieved big time and has given up on games all together. Ridley has the talent to be a top receiver with his speed, routes, and great hands. However, his thin frame could be an issue, but I think if he adds some muscle he can be a good go to weapon at all levels of the field.
Last Mock Pick: Ken Webster CB Ole Miss
13) Oakland Raiders (7-9)
Clelin Ferrell OLB Clemson
- The Raiders need to find a pass rusher outside of Khalil Mack who has been stunted this year with so many team's double blocking him on every play. It is really disappointing that none of their other pass rushers have really been able to take advantage of that. Ferrell can come in right away with his all around power, bend, and speed around the edge. He is still really young and could work in a rotation with Bruce Irvin across from Mack as he grows into his frame. Ferrell to me is the highest upside pick of the draft with his incredible ceiling.
Last Mock Pick: Rashaan Evans LB Alabama
14) Arizona Cardinals (8-8)
Lamar Jackson QB Louisville
- My other favorite quarterback no one is talking about is Lamar Jackson who quietly put together a better season than his Heisman winning season the year before. He continues to improve as a pocket passer and is using his running ability as more of an emergency tool than his go to one. Most people are worried about his thin frame, but his size is no different than Teddy Bridgewater's or Jared Goff when you watch him play. He is also a more conscious runner than RGIII was so that should not be a major issue. If anything he needs to learn how to put more touch on his passes instead of zinging them in one every throw. A year or so behind Carson Palmer if he returns would not be a bad thing at all for his development.
Last Mock Pick: Christian Wilkins DT Clemson
15) Buffalo Bills (From the Kansas City Chiefs (8-8))
Derwin James S Florida St
- Unfortunately, for the Bills in this scenario they miss out on all the top quarterback prospects if they remain outside of the top 12 picks. Of course they have the ammunition to move up. Since trades are hard to predict I will leave that up until it actually happens. Instead, they can land a blue chip prospect like James who falls through the cracks as teams go after quarterbacks. James' issue is his size where teams will have a hard time determining if he can stay at safety or should move up to be a small linebacker. I think his speed and instincts work well at the safety spot. Combining him with their solid free agent find Micah Hyde can create a good combo for the Bills moving forward.
Last Mock Pick: Lamar Jackson QB Louisville
16) Buffalo Bills (8-8)
Christian Wilkins DT Clemson
- The Bills should double up on defensive picks here if they miss out on quarterbacks. They already traded away Marcell Dareus to the Jags for some reason and they now have Kyle Williams as an upcoming free agent. Adolphus Washington has developed nicely, but he will always just be an okay defender overall. Wilkins is a special talent that people are glossing over when they talk about Clemson products in the draft. He is a high energy, character, and powerful defender on the interior. This could be an excellent for any team looking for a great interior pass rusher.
Last Mock Pick: Taven Bryan DT Florida
17) Green Bay Packers (8-8)
Vita Vea DT Washington
- The Packers need to find any sort of defensive talent here that can help them up front. Mostly on the defensive line where Mike Daniels is their only threatening pass rushers and he is just an okay defender overall. Vea is a special player according to many sources not only for his size and girth, but how athletic and fast he is. Many will be comparing him to another former Husky Danny Shelton, but I think Vea is a better all around defender than Shelton was. He also has better pass rushing prowess and speed to shoot into the back field. For the Packers he can play the nose where former first rounder Kenny Clark has been a disappointment or even move either of them to the 5-technique.
Last Mock Pick: Courtland Sutton WR SMU
18) Detroit Lions (9-7)
Dorance Armstrong DE Kansas
- The Lions are going to have a dilemma on their hands with Ziggy Ansah the next few off seasons. First, his contract is up and I expect them to franchise tag him. However, the year after they will have to decide to pay him and that could be difficult for a player who has had a hard time staying healthy for a whole season. He has also never taken over a game like his skill set should be able to. Maybe giving him a partner across from him in the equally gifted athletically Armstrong can take some of the blocking attention away from Ansah. I think Armstrong will kill at the Combine and shoot up boards by draft day.
Last Mock Pick: Dorance Armstrong DE Kansas
19) Seattle Seahawks (9-7)
Mike McGlinchey OT Notre Dame
- The Seahawks almost could have a complete o-line if they can find a right tackle to kick Germain Ifedi to the guard position where he is better suited. McGlinchey is a talented blocker with good athleticism and strength. However, he has shown to struggle against speed rushers like he did against Miami and occasionally against Georgia this season. Which, is why he will probably be best suited at the right tackle spot at the NFL level, but even then he is still the most complete tackle in this draft. He could eventually develop into a solid left tackle prospect if he continues to work on his technique and leverage.
Last Mock Pick: Orlando Brown OT Oklahoma
20) Atlanta Falcons (9-7)
Denzel Ward CB Ohio St
- Competing in the NFC South is not easy with all their multifaceted offenses that can put points up in a hurry. Desmond Trufant is one of the best corners in the league, but the depth behind him could be upgraded in general. Ward is the best cover corner in this draft with he gifted speed that help limit separation. The biggest detractor to him is his shorter stature than you would like on the outside, but he has the aggressiveness and technique to be able to stay outside. However, if he plays the slot that is not bad since in today's NFL they are essentially starters now.
Last Mock Pick: Billy Price OG/C Ohio St
21) Tennessee Titans (8-8)
Austin Bryant OLB Clemson
- The Titans have been clinging to Derrick Morgan for way too long. At this point, he is a very below average defender who has never fulfilled his lofty expectations coming into the league as a first rounder. They need to find a better option across from Brian Orakpo who is getting older himself and could start slowing down. Bryant is the speed rusher option to Ferrell's all around ability as a pass rusher. To me Bryant is more capable to be a standing pass rusher for the Titans. Bryant like his teammate Ferrell is also really young and could develop further as he gets stronger.
Last Mock Pick: Da'Ron Payne DT Alabama
22) Dallas Cowboys (10-6)
Courtland Sutton WR SMU
- The Cowboys need to surround Dak with better weapons outside of Zeke Elliott behind him. Dez Bryant has lost more than a step and has some of the worst routes in the league, which is why Dak does not target him as much as Romo did who was a more aggressive thrower. The depth behind Dez is not that great either where Cole Beasley and Terrence Williams have been extremely disappointing. Sutton is a bigger receiver who can be a terrific red zone weapon and allow Dak to not have to make perfect throws every time. The SMU product reminds me a lot of Brandon Marshall on the outside where he blocks out receivers with his wide frame. If he runs a good 40 time he should definitely be a first rounder.
Last Mock Pick: Arden Tate WR Florida St
23) Baltimore Ravens (10-6)
Bryce Love RB Stanford
- A receiver could be the pick here, but there is not many players this year that warrant a first round selection at the position. Instead, the Ravens could look to finding a proper running back behind Flacco instead of all these street free agents. Love is a tad undersized, but he has more power than his former teammate McCaffrey had coming into the NFL and a lot more ability to run after contact. He is also a tough competitor who can play through pain that will have coaching staffs loving his grit. Love also has the ability to be a home run hitter anytime he touches the ball with his vision and break away speed. This could be a sneaky good pick for the Ravens.
Last Mock Pick: Nick Chubb RB Georgia
24) Philadelphia Eagles (11-5)
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 Pick: Josh Allen LB Kentucky
25) Carolina Panthers (12-4)
Zach Allen DE Boston College
- The Panthers have a stellar defense this season and the most shocking thing about that is how pedestrian their pass rush has been. They have one okay pass rusher in Mario Addison, but he is not a full starting caliber player. Meanwhile, Julius Peppers is not the player he once was and same could be said for Charles Johnson who has never lived up to his potential. Allen is the other solid edge rusher on Boston College's roster across from Harold Landry and I think he is a much better pro prospect. He fits a defined role as a base end with a lot of power and strength to hold the edge. His bull rush is also one of the best in this draft class. If he continues to work on his rip or club move he can become a more consistent threat.
Last Mock Pick: Arden Key DE LSU
26) San Diego Chargers (10-6)
Carlton Davis CB Auburn
- The Chargers are a roster with few flaws in my eyes outside of a kicker, which actually should not be sneezed at if they draft one in the first round if they think he is going to be an upgrade. That is how bad they are at kicker over the past couple seasons. In all seriousness, landing a starting caliber corner is high on their needs list with Jason Verrett's inability to stay healthy. Davis is a prospect with a bit of a mixed reaction from scouts, but it really depends on what you are looking for. If you need a corner with speed and twitchiness he is not your guy, but if you need a long armed corner who can press he is perfect. I think he would be a good compliment to Hayward and Verrett who are smaller corners, which will allow Davis to combat the bigger receivers.
Last Mock Pick: Joshuaa Jackson CB Iowa
27) New Orleans Saints (12-4)
Hayden Hurst TE South Carolina
- The Saints can go in a few different directions here to help their suddenly competitive roster. They can take a defender or they could look to give Drew Brees more weapons. I think they should give someone for Brees not only to throw to, but take some attention away from Michael Thomas who has taken a step back this year without Brandin Cooks across from him. Finding a tight end could be able to solve that issue they have had in the middle of the field for Brees to throw to when in duress since they have had a revolving door at the position since Jimmy Graham left. Hurst is a similar two sport athlete with good athleticism to be a weapon in the passing game for the Saints.
Last Mock Pick: Roquan Smith LB Georgia
28) Jacksonville Jaguars (14-4)
Connor Williams OT Texas
- Williams is going to be the biggest prospect everyone is split on in this draft. I am down on him since he really has not shown anything to warrant to be the best tackle prospect in this draft outside of his potential to be great. His technique needs a lot of work and he definitely needs to get a stronger base to hold up against bull rushers better. However, I can see why scouts and analysts love him since his athleticism at the position is off the charts and if he can put it all together he can be a terrific blind side blocker. I think the Jags have a great roster outside of maybe quarterback even though Bortles has quietly played well this season. With a good roster they can take a swing at a high upside pick like Williams and if he does not pan out it will not kill them. If he works that will allow them to kick Cam Robinson inside where he can be even more effective or to the right tackle spot where his run blocking prowess is more useful.
Last Mock Pick: Clayton Thorson QB Northwestern
29) Los Angeles Rams (12-4)
Donte Jackson CB LSU
- The Rams should forget a lot of things Jeff Fisher did during his tenure there, but one thing he got right was his secondary. Many good players like T.J. McDonald, Trumaine Johnson, Janoris Jenkins, E.J. Gaines, and others. Unfortunately, many of them have left over the years and the last remaining corner Johnson may be out soon after being franchise tagged twice already. Even if they do bring him back they have been extremely weak in the corner spots defending receivers all year long. Jackson is another along the conveyor belt of a corner factory that is LSU. His size should not be a detriment with his technique and speed to limit separation. Jackson's biggest issue is being too overly aggressive playing the ball that could take him out of position letting up big plays. With the coaching he will get from Wade Phillips he can work out those kinks.
Last Mock Pick: Denzel Ward CB Ohio St
30) Pittsburgh Steelers (14-2)
Roquon Smith LB Georgia
- The Steelers may need to find a new inside linebacker in light of the Ryan Shazier injury, which is an extremely sad circumstance. Who knows if Shazier will ever play again and at what kind of level after that freak injury. Even if he is back upgrading the spot next to him was a need in my opinion with how pedestrian Vince Williams is. Smith is a modern day linebacker with a slight frame, but can run all over the field. He actually reminds me a lot of Shazier just a step slower than the veteran. Smith is a high end talent, but I have noticed inside linebackers slide in the draft recently, which may happen with him.
Last Mock Pick: Derrius Guice RB LSU
31) Minnesota Vikings (13-3)
Taven Bryan DT Florida
- The Vikings have a great defense predicated on disrupting the quarterback up the middle with their terrific rotation of tackles. However, it could take a bit of a hit with both Sharrif Floyd and Tom Johnson as up coming free agents. Plus, Linval Joseph has always had stamina and injury issues so having good depth is always needed to rotate him out for a breather. Bryan is a highly athletic, active, and fast tackle on the interior of the defense who can be a major disruptor. The issue with him is finding consistency on every drive to make an impact, which means he needs to work on his stamina and technique. I think he will be one of the best players from this draft down the line as he develops.
Last Mock Pick: Tarvarus McFadden CB Florida St
32) New England Patriots (13-3)
Harold Landry OLB Boston College
- The Patriots most likely will trade this pick and a few others for ready to play veterans to continue their run to get the most out of Brady. It's also a smart idea since for all of his genius Belichick has not been a particularly great drafter outside of that lucky pick getting Brady in the 6th round. If they do keep this pick finding a pass rusher on the outside has to be a big target. I think they have to slightly regret letting players like Chris Long, Chandler Jones, Jamie Collins, and Jabaal Sheard walk all because they would not open their purse. Having at least one of them would help them this year where they have been really challenged getting to the quarterback. Landry is a prospect I think is a little over hyped since he is a one dimensional pass rusher. He relies entirely on his speed and if linemen get a hand on him they could push him from his spot being a lighter player. If he adds a lot of strength to his frame he could be more reliable on every down. However, he is electric around the edge and if you want a quarterback hunting specialist he is your man.
Last Mock Pick: Austin Bryant OLB Clemson
Nick Chubb RB Georgia
- The Browns should let Isaiah Crowell walk this off season with his inability to get better even behind a solid offensive line. Meanwhile, they are scared to death to give the better Duke Johnson more carries. Adding Chubb who is a hammer back who can tote the rock 20+ times a game could be a perfect pair for Johnson. Chubb is also more dynamic than people give him credit in the open field with sneaky good speed and elusiveness.
Last Mock Pick: Jamarco Jones OT Ohio St
Kerryon Johnson RB Auburn
- This is a great draft to find a running back, but about the opposite for a blocker. I think a team like the Giants are better off finding upgrades via free agency rather than waste more picks on blockers in the draft. Instead, finding an explosive back like Johnson who has good vision and strength could be a fix all even behind a bad o-line. He should be a major upgrade over the stable of mediocre backs the Giants currently have and his toughness will allow him to hog most of the carries easily.
Last Mock Pick: Connor Williams OT Texas
Ken Webster CB Ole Miss
- The Bucs could use both a safety and a corner in this draft. In this case, the corner talent is not as deep so nabbing the best corner available here will be the smarter route then wait on safety for a later round. Webster has first round talent and technique. The most impressive part is the fact he is barely a year removed from his ACL injury so he should only get better as he gets further away from that injury. I think he has a shot to compete as the top corner in this draft.
Last Mock Pick: Zach Allen DE Boston College
Orlando Brown OT Oklahoma
- The Broncos need to continue to improve their much maligered offensive line. Outside of Garrett Bolles who was the most recent first round pick everyone else is up for a replacement. Brown is a ready made right tackle with immense size and strength to be a solid blocker. He should be able to replace Donald Stephenson who has been a sieve this season.
Last Mock Pick: Mark Andrews TE Oklahoma
5) Browns (From the Texans)
Equanimeous St.Brown WR Notre Dame
- The Browns just cut Kenny Britt finally and got a good game out of Josh Gordon's return. However, you cannot put a lot of stock in Gordon or even Corey Coleman who need to stay healthy to develop. St.Brown is a big, fast, and talented receiver who can be a real difference maker on the outside. He should be a nice big target for whoever their new quarterback is.
Last Mock Pick: Sony Michel RB Georgia
6) Patriots (From the 49ers)
Isaiah Wynn OL Georgia
- The Patriots could lose Nate Solder this off season so finding a new left tackle may be imperative. Wynn is a versatile blocker who has great technique and nastiness to him. However, his arms are a tad shorter than you want at left tackle, but some scouts are willing to see what he can do there. The Patriots will love him due to the versatility he brings which they have been looking for in their blockers over the years.
Last Mock Pick: Hayden Hurst TE South Carolina
Rashaan Evans LB Alabama
- The Colts inside linebacking unit currently is led by two former Gators who have been terrible in the NFL with Antonio Morrison and John Bostic. Evans is some how flying under the radar even though he has been terrific for the Tide all season long. Much like those before him at the position he has good speed and tackling ability to go along with high end instincts. He should be an immediate contributor for the Colts.
Last Mock Pick: Isaiah Wynn OL Georgia
Derrius Guice RB LSU
- Like I mentioned this is a loaded running back class which could mean backs being taken often early or it could push them down in the draft as teams seeking players at shallower positions. I think the backs could be taken early since they are so talented. The Jets could use an upgrade over Matt Forte who is in his twilight years and Bilal Powell who cannot stay healthy. Guice is a very talented back with good burst and vision to maybe still sneak into the first round.
Last Mock Pick: Damien Harris RB Alabama
Kolton Miller OT UCLA
- The Bengals need an upgrade at either tackle spots on their offensive line to keep Dalton more comfortable in the pocket. Miller is rounding into form this season as a blindside blocker for Josh Rosen. However, his struggles with speed rushers will probably force him to be a right tackle at the pro level. He does have a lot of athletic upside to develop into a quality left tackle down the line.
Last Mock Pick: Will Hernandez OG UTEP
Arden Tate WR Florida St
- The Bears may not be in desperate need for a receiver if they could retain Cam Meredith and Dontrelle Inman then they are actually not terrible on the outside. However, you could never use too many good pass catchers and Tate is a big target for Trubisky to grow with. If Tate runs a solid 40 time he should be squarely on the cusp of the first round if not very early second round like here.
Last Mock Pick: Equanimeous St.Brown WR Notre Dame
Billy Price OG/C Ohio St
- Both guard spots on the Dolphins roster needs a lot of work. One way they could do that is by finding a left tackle and kicking Laremy Tunsil inside, but finding another left tackle is difficult. Instead, they can just draft Price who is nasty blocker with good technique to plug in at a guard spot. His best spot would be center, but he is still athletic enough to handle the guard spots and strong enough as well.
Last Mock Pick: Maurice Hurst DT Michigan
Jaire Alexander CB Louisville
- The Raiders were a little spend happy at the corner position with Sean Smith and David Amerson. So far both have been terrible players to waste money as I expected when they signed them. Alexander is a very athletic corner who needs work with his technique to become a more consistent defender. He can double as a great kick returner as well.
Last Mock Pick: Harold Landry OLB Boston College
Mark Andrews TE Oklahoma
- Jordan Reed when healthy is one of the most unique weapons in the league. However, that has become a big "if" and the Redskins should find someone who can pick up the slack when he is out. Vernon Davis has done okay, but he is running on empty at this point. Andrews is a big, athletic, and easy target to throw to in the middle of the field. Coach Jay Gruden loves using his tight ends and Andrews would fit right in.
Last Mock Pick: Tremaine Edmunds LB Virginia Tech
Sam Hubbard OLB Ohio St
- This Chiefs defense has many needs at all levels if you really look at it. One spot that needs a big upgrade is edge rusher where Tamba Hali is a shot fighter and Dee Ford has never really played up to the first round caliber player people thought he was. Hubbard is an athletic and versatile pass rusher with a good skill set. However, he needs more consistent reps to become a better player and gain more experience with his pass rushing technique.
Last Mock Pick: Jaire Alexander CB Louisville
Drew Lock QB Missouri
- Lock is probably going to return to school, but he could leave after losing his qb coach. He has quietly put a good season together as a gun-slinger type quarterback with good size and mobility. The Bills miss out on the top quarterbacks so unless if they are ready to roll with Nate Peterman next year I think they will have to draft one here whether it be Lock, Luke Falk, or Mason Rudolph. Lock is a raw mold to build up as he learns how to read defenses better.
Last Mock Pick: Carlton Davis CB Auburn
Christian Kirk WR Texas A&M
- The Packers need to find a better go to weapon for Rodgers to throw to. Davante Adams is an up coming free agent, Jordy Nelson has lost more than just a step, and Randall Cobb could be a salary cap cut with how poor he has played after getting a big contract. Kirk is an explosive receiver with a ton of speed and potential. I think he will be one of the best receivers from this class as continues to improve his routes and ability to get off the line.
Last Mock Pick: Sam Hubbard OLB Ohio St
Trenton Thompson DT Georgia
- The Cardinals need to improve their defensive front after letting Calais Campbell leave last off season. Former first rounder Robert Nkemdiche can go down as a bust and Frostee Rucker is a bad locker room guy where at his age it just is not worth it keeping him around. Thompson is one of the most athletic and physically gifted interior rushers in this draft. However, he is one of those defenders that needs to be motivated to play hard on every snap, which is why he drops out of the first round.
Last Mock Pick: Luke Falk QB Washington St
18) Jets (from the Seahawks)
Mike Hughes CB UCF
- Buster Skrine has been one of the worst corners in the league and fellow disappointing corner Mo Claiborne is a free agent after this season. Juston Burris is their best corner, but he is just okay. Hughes is a fast corner with a lot of physical gifts to be a terrific corner. He just needs to continue to work on his footwork and technique to be more consistent in coverage. Hughes could also be a talented returner for a team in need of it.
Last Mock Pick: Duke Ejiafor DE Wake Forest
Justin Reid S Stanford
- The Falcons have been trying to replicate a similar defense to Seattle's under Dan Quinn. They have their hard hitting safety, but now they need one to be solid in coverage to pair with him. Reid the brother of Eric in San Fran has been a talented safety with good all around ability in coverage and against the run. He is not overly athletic or explosive, but he plays with good technique and instincts.
Last Mock Pick: Dre'Mont Jones DT Ohio St
Damien Harris RB Alabama
- The Lions need to find a new running back desperately since the last 100 yard rusher they had was Reggie Bush. Harris is a faster back than most of the ones that have come out of Alabama recently. He has good balance and vision to go along with his compact strength. He needs to work on his pass catching though or show good ability at the Combine to be more highly regarded.
Last Mock Pick: Akrum Wadley RB Iowa
Will Hernandez OG UTEP
- The Titans sport a solid offensive line, but it could take a hit if they let Josh Kline leave this off season. Which, could happen with so many teams in need of quality blockers. However, this is a good class to find an interior blocker and Hernandez has a first round skill set, but could slide due to the position he plays. He has good balance, nastiness, and technique for a smaller blocker similar to Cody Whitehair.
Last Mock Pick: Parris Campbell WR Ohio St
Troy Fumagalli TE Wisconsin
- More talent around Dak Prescott is never a bad thing and ones who can get open more consistently could be useful. Jason Witten has nothing left and it will be tough to do, but the Cowboys need to let him go. Fumagalli is the best two way tight end in the draft from what I could tell in terms of blocking and going out in the pass. I would not be shocked if he is the first tight end off the board.
Last Mock Pick: Ronnie Harrison S Alabama
Desmond Harrison OT West Georgia
- After letting Ricky Wagner walk due to a cap crunch they have not found a proper replacement out on the right side. Harrison is a talented blocker who has had a rough past, which is exactly the type of player the Ravens turnaround into a building block. He has good athleticism to even be a left tackle down the line, but with Ronnie Stanley there the Ravens are best off using him on the right side where he can use his speed as a weapon against the slower edge rushers on that side.
Last Mock Pick: Desmond Harrison OT West Georgia
24) Browns (from the Eagles)
Jamarco Jones OT Ohio St
- Joe Thomas has finally gone down this season and this may be the beginning towards the end for walk in Hall of Famer. Even if he remains there for a year or two the Browns need to find a quality right tackle as well. Jones is a nice blocker with good all around ability and technique with enough upside to be a low end starting left tackle. He should be very solid at the right side where his strength and anchoring ability can make him difficult to beat.
Last Mock Pick: Ronnie Harrison S Alabama
Ronnie Harrison S Alabama
- I really do have to commend the Panthers defensive coaching staff making this one of the best units in football with how little top end talent they really have. Safety is a spot currently occupied by two older players Mike Adams and Kurt Coleman who could be replaced. Harrison is a first round caliber safety with good instincts and ball skills. However, safeties tend to slide in the draft and his deep coverage could be an issue to begin his career. I can see him being like Landon Collins at the next level just maybe not as versatile since Collins really did work hard to get that good.
Last Mock Pick: Christian Kirk WR Texas A&M
Maurice Hurst DT Michigan
- The Chargers have been moving towards a 4-3 front that will require them to have a deeper and more talented depth at the tackle spot. They currently have no real go to interior pass rushers and Brandon Mebane in general is statistically one of the worst defenders in the league. Hurst has the best first step among tackles in the draft, but his slight frame and low end strength will have him slide. If he can get stronger without losing his burst he can be a more consistent defender.
Last Mock Pick: Trenton Thompson DT Georgia
27) 49ers (from the Saints)
Braden Smith OG Auburn
- The 49ers are probably going to go offense heavy in this draft after going defense heavy last year. Building up this offensive line has to be step one in order to protect Jimmy Garoppolo and helping out Saquon Barkley who they take in the first round here. Smith is a blue collar guard who can come in and provide stability in the middle of their line. Especially, since they currently have two first round busts at the position in Lakem Tomlinson and Josh Garnett.
Last Mock Pick: Martinas Rankin OT Mississippi St
Simmie Cobbs Jr WR Indiana
- The Jags would rather land a tight end or another blocker, but there really is not any worth taking here. Instead, they can snag a receiver if they let Allen Robinson walk this off season. I like what I have seen from Dede Westbrook, but his size makes it a little sketchy to be a go to number one receiver. Cobbs can bring a nice outside presence with his size and deceptive speed. He could also be a good red zone threat along with Hurns and Westbrook who are on the slighter side.
Last Mock Pick: Troy Fumagalli TE Wisconsin
29) Bills (from the Rams)
Martinas Rankin OT Mississippi St
- Jordan Mills is not a starting caliber right tackle and the Bills with their new quarterback definitely need to give him better protection. Rankin needs work, but reaching at the position at this point is not surprising. He has the athleticism and length you want in a blocker. However, he is very weak in his base and needs to get stronger so he is not knocked to the ground as often. There is upside here much like last year when they took Dion Dawkins.
Last Mock Pick: Malik Jefferson LB Texas
Sony Michel RB Georgia
- I suspect Le'Veon Bell not to be around next year with how many carries the Steelers are giving him. Obviously, they do not care about his future health. Plus, he has had some big injuries over the years and off field issues having him suspended. To me they would be just fine without him in the run game with so many defenses focused on their potent pass attack. Michel is the best pass catching and blocking back in this draft. I can see him proving to be a better back long term over his teammate Nick Chubb. In fact, Michel has a lot of Alvin Kamara to him where he can flourish right away for them.
Last Mock Pick: Justin Reid S Stanford
Joshua Jackson CB Iowa
- The Vikings should want to improve their corner depth if Terrence Newman either leaves via free agency or retire. Especially, since Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander have not been good enough compliments to Xavier Rhodes. Jackson is a talented press corner with good length and size to him. He also displays good ball skills as demonstrated against Ohio St this season. His long speed may be in question and could push him down in the draft.
Last Mock Pick: Mason Rudolph QB Oklahoma St
Anthony Averett CB Alabama
- The Patriots needed another corner even with Stephon Gilmore and Malcolm Butler on the roster. Now they could lose Butler via free agency and I could see Gilmore being cut after this year with how bad he has transitioned to their defense. Averett is a clean and technically sound corner who Belichick will love coming out of Alabama. However, his ball skills need a lot of work to make him into a more dynamic defender.
Last Mock Pick: Anthony Averett CB Alabama
|Tony Garcia||would love for the niners to go after Nelson over Barkley. 9ers OLine needs help!|
|Kyle Kunert||In that scenario, I think trading down would be best so they can get him at the right market value for the position. At the same time maybe recouping a second round pick and most likely more. They may also pick in the right range if they keep winning games with Garoppolo.|