It’s mock draft season, and this draft will shape the future of the NFL at its finest. Let’s dive right on in!
1. Trevor Lawrence - Jacksonvile Jaguars
This is set in stone. The Jaguars get their franchise QB that they have longed dream of, even if he isn’t the best QB in the class
2. Zach Wilson - New York Jets
With all they hype surrounding Zach Wilson, and all the rumors of him heading the the Big Apple, I think this pick is also set in stone. With the trading of Sam Darnold and wanting a fresh face at the QB position, this pick makes sense, even if it’s the wrong guy.
3. Justin Fields - San Francisco 49ers
Finally, the best QB in the draft gets drafted, and finds himself in an ideal situation to succeed almost immediately. San Francisco is one QB away from becoming the best NFC team, and Fields does that for them. Don’t chase the smoke of Mac Jones please.
4. Kyle Pitts - Atlanta Falcons
It is happening. With reports of multiple calls between the two parties, and with Kyle Pitts being an absolute freak of a player, he finds himself in an offense where he can learn from some elite WRs. Not only that, Atlanta adds another weapon for Matt Ryan, hoping to return to peak form that he reached just a few seasons back.
5. Ja’Marr Chase - Cincinnati Bengals
The poverty franchise that is Cincy, stays that way with this pick. They absolutely load up on weapons for Joe Burrow, while not addressing some of the MAJOR needs to actually build a contender. An elite talent that is Chase, joins a WR core that would rival one of the best in football.
6. Penei Sewell - Miami Dolphins
Draft winners. That’s what they do in Miami, win on draft night. Adding a generational tackle to protect their future QB is just another step in what has been an unbelievable rebuild thus far.
7. Micah Parsons - Detroit Lions
I‘m not sold that Parsons off the field issues drop him far, being the most talented defensive player in this class helps a lot. The Lions add an all world prospect to their defensive core in what looks to be a long rebuild ahead.
8. Patrick Surtain II - Carolina Panthers
Adding Sam Darnold has checked one of the boxes this offseason that Joe Brady and Matt Rhule were looking to check, at least according to them. Surtain brings some of the best traits a CB prospect can have, and with historical trends leaning Carolina to usually go defense in the 1st, this pick bolsters what is already a secondary on the rise.
9. Trey Lance - Denver Broncos
No need to trade up, Lance has fallen right into the laps of the Broncos. As Elway gives his last shot at landing that elusive franchise QB, he adds a mentally tough QB who when we last saw was lighting up the NCAA.
10. Christian Barmore - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas adds the best talent inside with their 1st pick in the draft, and addresses a big need on that side of the ball. With their eyes set on Surtain, and him finding a home in Carolina, the Cowboys will settle with the best IDL in Barmore.
11. Rashawn Slater - New York Giants
The Giants bolster up an offensive line that looked on the rise this past season. With lethal weapons around him, and a healthy Saquon, Daniel Jones excuses will start to fade and his talent will have to show. Make or break time, Danny.
12. DeVonta Smith - Philadelphia Eagles
With an awful track record of drafting WRs, Howie Roseman looks to correct his mistakes with this pick. Smith, Heisman Trophy Winner, looks to add that much needed weapon to an offense that lacks such thing.
13. Jaylen Waddle - Los Angeles Chargers
Back to back Alabama WRs come off the board as the Chargers add yet another weapon for new stud Justin Herbert to play with. Pairing up and explosive phenomena with Keenan Allen could be a scary site for years to come
14. Alijah Vera-Tucker - Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota has struggled to address offensive line in the past, but look no further. They bring in a versatile lineman who they look to plug and play day 1. Dalvin Cook owners beware!
15. Mac Jones - New England Patriots
The fall has ended for the Alabama QB, as he joins the Belicheck tree. With only Cam Newton as a viable starter, the Patriots now add what they hope to be their future at QB for years to come.
16. Jaycee Horn - Arizona Cardinals
With the loss of Patrick Peterson, the Cardinals bring back what I believe to be the most talented DB in the class. An isolation corner in Horn will look to lock down that man to man defense in the desert.
17. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah - Las Vegas Raiders
The Raiders add an absolute unit here in the middle of the draft, bringing in a linebacker that hits harder than anyone in the class. Looking to shore up what was an atrocious defense they start by adding a significant need at LB.
18. Kwity Paye - Miami Dolphins
Miami seems to love value, and adding a pass rusher that was once mocked within the top 5 seems to be just that. Paye will bring a much needed attack from the DL that seem inconsistent last season.
19. Jamin Davis - Washington Football Team
Washington adds a much needed linebacker to a defense that is on the rise. With a lot of speculation going on of them moving up, staying pat and taking a high upside LB will help shore up their defense.
20. Caleb Farley - Chicago Bears
Farley has dealt with injuries in the past, but with his talents the Bear add some much needed secondary help to a defense that is only getting older.
21. Tevin Jenkins - Indianapolis Colts
With Castonzo announcing his retirement, the colts immediately find his replacement in Jenkins. Jenkins, who’s super tough with good footwork, will look to come in and potent be the guy to keep the Colts offensive line one of the best.
22. Jaelan Phillips - Tennessee Titans
The Titans add the highest upside edge in the class, but will look for Phillips to maintain his healthy in order to be an every down starter for years on this defense.
23. Gregory Rousseau - NY Jets
The Jets front four is getting stronger, and with the addition of Rousseau they look to bolster the one strength on defense they feel they can win at.
24. Landon Dickerson - Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers add a key piece to the offensive line, a line that saw age play a major factor down the stretch last season. Hoping to protect Big Ben, they look for one last playoff run.
25. Trevon Moehrig - Jacksonville Jaguars
Meyer wants to build within the line, but with a major need at safety, they add the best safety in the class. Jacksonville continues to have a stellar draft with this pick.
26. Greg Newsome II - Cleveland Browns
I love this pick for the Browns, adding a sturdy CB to a CB room that has struggled to stay on the field. The Browns load up on a defense for what could be a deep playoff run.
27. Rashod Bateman - Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens add a pass catcher to a room that just lacks talent. Giving Lamar Jackson another weapon, especially one that can manipulate a defense, will be real special for years to come.
28. Elijah Moore - New Orleans Saints
The Saints add some offensive help for what they hope to be another playoff year. Moore produce great numbers at Ole Miss and will look to find a role in NOLA.
29. Zaven Collins - Green Bay Packers
The Packers again avoid giving Rodgers help, but adding a LB is also addressing a major need within their defense. Collins looks to carve out a major role for a Packers team that couldn’t stop the run last year.
30. Travis Etienne - Buffalo Bills
And there it is, the first RB off the board. I’m convinced that Etienne is the first off the board, and with him landing in an explosive offense in Buffalo, his upside could see high numbers even in year 1.
31. Jayson Oweh - Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens trade up to address pass rusher, and get a stud at that. The Ravens add yet another force on a defense that was inconsistent is some of the teams biggest moments.
32. Levi Onwuzurike - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay brings in former teammate of Vita Bea here, addressing interior defensive line. Bolstering up their pass rush that inevitably helped their Super Bowl run adds depth to a position that proved valuable.
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