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Interstate of Green: Mock Draft 3.0
Rich Wilhelm @koda522
1 Browns- Josh Allen (Where there is smoke, there is fire. There are numerous news outlets now saying Allen appears to be the guy for Cleveland. Is Allen better than Darnold? No, but the system Cleveland has gives Allen the ability to sit behind Tyrod for a year)
2 Giants- Sam Darnold (This is really best case scenario for the Giants. The Giants get the best QB in the draft and give their franchise a safety net for when Eli Manning retires)
3 Jets- Baker Mayfield (Do the Jets really pass on the most pro ready QB with Rosen still on the board? This is a true coin flip with Rosen and Mayfield but the Jets seemed enamored with Broadway Baker)
4 Browns- Saquon Barkley (Barkley is the best athlete in this draft and it is not close. Browns have had a monster offseason and this is a draft homer. LT 2.0?)
5 *Trade* Bills- Josh Rosen (Rosen is the best quarterback available. He is not a wildcard and he is not an up and comer. Rosen is the real deal. The trade pays off for the Bills who get the most pro ready QB in the draft)
6 Colts- Bradley Chubb (Colts trade down and still get the best defensive player in the draft. If this happens the Colts look very intelligent and Chubb is going to put up double digits sacks year 1)
7 Bucs- Minkah Fitzpatrick
8 Bears- Quenton Nelson
9 49ers- Derwin James
10 Raiders- Denzel Ward
11 Dolphins- Roquan Smith
12 Broncos- Vita Vea
13 Redskins- Marcus Davenport
14 Packers- Jaire Alexander
15 Cardinals- Lamar Jackson
16 Ravens- Connor Williams
17 Chargers- Tremaine Edmunds
18 Seahawks- Will Hernandez
19 Cowboys- Calvin Ridley
20 Lions- Leighton Vander Esch
21 Bengals- Da’Ron Payne
22 Broncos- Orlando Brown
23 Patriots- Josh Jackson
24 Panthers- Christian Kirk
25 Titans- Mike Hughes
26 Falcons- Mike McGlinchey
27 Saints- Taven Bryan
28 Steelers- Ronnie Harrison
29 Jags- Hayden Hurst
30 Vikings- Isiah Oliver
31 Patriots- Mason Rudolph
32 Eagles- Derrius Guice
Kevin Lidlow @klidlow65
Cleveland Browns- Josh Allen QB Wyoming: The Browns are 50/50 on Allen or Darnold for the number one overall pick. My last mock draft, I had the Giants trading up to number one to get Darnold because they would only consider in this quarterback class. Although I can still seeing that happen, I say the Browns take Allen here.
New York Giants- Sam Darnold QB USC: After the Browns take Allen, this leaves the Giants with Darnold at 2. He falls to them, giving an opportunity to see if being interested in him was a smoke screen or not. They need to start thinking about life after Eli, and Darnold is right there, it would be too hard to pass up this opportunity.
New York Jets- Josh Rosen QB UCLA: Three quarterbacks taken with the first three picks of the draft, and the Jets get another quarterback who arguably is one of the best in this draft. The only thing that bothers me is that if he is committed to football or not. But regardless he can sit for a year and can possibly be the guy that can turn this franchise around.
Cleveland Browns- Minkah Fitzpatrick CB Alabama: The Browns took a quarterback to solve one need, now they will solve another this time on the defense. Fitzpatrick is the best option available and is a playmaker that they need.
Buffalo Bills- Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma: The Bills make two trades this offseason as they try to move up in the draft to take a quarterback. They trade up to number 5 and take Mayfield who is the most accurate out of the other quarterbacks.
Indianapolis Colts- Bradley Chubb DE NC state- After the Colts trade with the Jets to move down to six, they have tons of draft capital to build this team. They take Chubb at 6.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Marcus Davenport DE Texas- San Antonio: The Buccaneers defensive line was awful last year and need some life at pass rush. Davenport has been a big surprise all season long and has become the second best DE in the draft.
Chicago Bears- Denzel Ward CB Ohio State: Ward is a dynamic player with the tools to play on the inside and outside. He is a little undersized but can make it up with his playmaking abilities.
San Francisco 49ers- Tremaine Edmunds LB Virginia Tech: Adding another tremendous linebacker to compliment Reuben Foster is exactly what the 49ers would do. He has a rare blend of speed and athleticism.
Oakland Raiders- Roquan Smith LB Georgia: A little bit undersized but he can make plays sideline to sideline and he has a good physical presence.
Miami Dolphins- Jaire Alexander CB Louisville: The Dolphins need an upgrade at secondary and Alexander put up a phenomenal performance at the combine. I think he falls to the Dolphins at 11.
Denver Broncos- Mason Rudolph QB Oklahoma state: This is where Rudolph will fall to at 12 and with the two first rounders (compliments of Buffalo) they get a QB and some more weapons around him.
Washington Redskins- Derwin James S Florida State: The Redskins traded away their safety to the Broncos, so they will be looking to add one in the draft.
Green Bay Packers- Mike Hughes CB Central Florida: Packers need a corner and Hughes is a physical back that can help boost this defense
Arizona cardinals- Lamar Jackson QB Louisville: Cardinals need a quarterback and Jackson will be available at 15. Jackson could be a steal for the Cardinals.
Baltimore Ravens- Calvin Ridley WR Alabama: A quarterback heavy draft should make the Ravens consider drafting one because Flacco is getting older but they have other needs as well like a wide receiver.
Los Angeles Chargers- Vita Vea DT Washington: A top 10 talent is just way too good to pass up for the Chargers, who needs a good interior defensive lineman.
Seattle Seahawks- Arden Key DE LSU: The Seahawks are looking to get younger and are looking to get rid of Michael Bennett. Arden Key makes sense here.
Dallas Cowboys- Courtland Sutton WR SMU: Dez Bryant is getting older and doesn’t seem to be as productive as he used to be. Sutton is a 6’4 guy that could be a good addition to this team.
Detroit Lions- Taven Bryan DT Florida: A new head coach needs a new toy and why not take a guy who can play anywhere at the defensive line.
Cincinnati Bengals- Quentin Nelson OG Notre Dame: Talk about a steal in the draft, the Bengals could get the best offensive lineman in this draft after trading for a Left tackle from the Buffalo Bills.
Denver Broncos (via Buffalo trade)- Will Hernandez G Texas El- Paso: A new quarterback, a couple of draft picks, and some offensive line, The Broncos are looking to reshape this offensive unit and they do so here at 22.
New England Patriots- Josh Jackson CB Iowa: After the Patriots dealt Brandin Cooks to the Rams for their first round pick, The Pats have two first rounders and I think they take a corner here.
Carolina Panthers- Sam Hubbard DE Ohio state: The Panthers are in need of a pass rush, I think they get one here with Hubbard being available at 24.
Tennessee Titans- Josh Jackson CB Iowa: The Titans are decent at the cornerback position but lack a true lockdown number 1 corner and I think Jackson can be that guy.
Atlanta Falcons- Isaiah Wynn G Georgia: He played left tackle at college, but would be better at guard in the next level.
New Orleans Saints- Mike Gesicki TE Penn State: He has been a surprise at the combine, taller than Calvin Johnson, jumps higher than Beckham, this guy is a special player.
Pittsburgh Steelers- Leighton Vander Esch ILB Boise st.: The Steelers love the big physical backers and they take another one here.
Jacksonville Jaguars- Hayden Hurst TE South Carolina: The Jaguars are possibly losing Robinson to free agency and need a tight end. He may be a little older but I believe has potential.
Minnesota Vikings- Da’Ron Payne DT Alabama: After just coming up short in the NFC championship game, the Vikings are going to look to keep building their defense and they go interior defensive line here.
New England Patriots- Kolton Miller OT UCLA- The Patriots need some help on the offensive line after losing some key players and I think they take a tackle here from UCLA.
32. Philadelphia Eagles- Marcel Ateman WR Oklahoma state: The Eagles have lost Torrey Smith, and will be looking for a new wideout. At 6”4 he will be the kind of player Wentz will throw at the top shelf for.
David Dubovy @daviddubovy
1. Browns: Josh Allen- QB, Wyoming
2. Giants: Sam Darnold- QB, USC
3. Jets: Baker Mayfield- QB, Oklahoma
4. Browns: Bradley Chubb- DE, NC State
5. Broncos: Josh Rosen- QB, UCLA
6. Colts: Saquan Barkley- RB, Penn State
7. Buccaneers: Quenton Nelson- G, Notre Dame
8. Bears: Minkah Fitzpatrick- DB, Alabama
9. 49ers: Derwin James- DB, Florida State
10. Raiders: Denzel Ward- CB, Ohio State
11. Dolphins: Trumaine Edmunds- LB, Virginia Tech
12. Bills: Lamar Jackson- QB, Louisville
13. Redskins: Roquan Smith- ILB, Georgia
14. Packers: Connor Williams- OT, Texas
15. Cardinals: Mason Rudolph- QB, Oklahoma State
16. Ravens: Calvin Ridley- WR, Alabama
17. Chargers: Vita Vea- DT, Washington
18. Seahawks: Joshua Jackson- DB, Iowa
19. Cowboys: Hayden Hurst- TE, South Carolina
20. Lions: Mike Gesicki- TE, Penn State
21. Bengals: Will Hernandez- G, UTEP
22. Bills: Mike McGlinchey- G, Notre Dame
23. Patriots: Kolton Miller- OT, UCLA
24. Panthers: Harold Landry- OLB, Boston College
25. Titans: Marcus Davenport- DE, UTSA
26. Falcons: Da’Ron Payne- DT, Alabama
27. Saints: Leighton Vander Esch- ILB, Boise State
28. Steelers: Rashaan Evans- LB, Alabama
29. Jaguars: D.J. Moore- WR, Maryland
30. Vikings: Orlando Brown- OT, Oklahoma
31. Patriots: Derrius Guice- RB, LSU
32. Eagles: Courtland Sutton- WR, SMU
Alberto Torres @GoodellRafi
Cleveland Browns- DE Bradley Chubb
New York Giants- QB Josh Rosen
New York Jets- QB Sam Darnold
Cleveland Brown RB Saquan Barkley
*Trade Alert* Miami Dolphins- QB Baker Mayfield. ( Miami is done with the Tannehill experiment and want new blood, they get it in Baker-Southbeach. Denver takes a chance on getting a short term QB in Tannehill and go down 9 spots to help their new QB in Denver. A First and Tannehill gets Miami to 5.)
Indianapolis Colts- G Quentin Nelson
Tampa Bay Buccaneers- DB Derwin James
Chicago Bears- OT Mike McGlinchey
49ers- LB Rashaan Evans
Oakland Raiders- LB Roquan Smith
Green Bay Packers- DB Denzel Ward
Buffalo Bills- QB Josh Allen
Washington Redskins- Vita Vea
Denver Broncos- TE Mike Gesicki
Arizona Cardinals WR Calvin Ridley
Baltimore Ravens- QB Mason Rudolph
LA Chargers- DB Minkah Fitzpatrick
Seattle Seahawks- CB Josh Jackson
Dallas Cowboys- WR Courtland Sutton
Detroit Lions- Edge Harold Landry
Cincinnati Bengals- G Isaiah Wynn
Buffalo Bills- G/C Josh Daniels
NE Patriots- CB Isaiah Oliver
Carolina Panthers- Edge Marcus Davenport
Tennessee Titans- DT Harrison Phillips
Atlanta Falcons- TE Hayden Hurst
New Orleans Saint- DE Sam Hubbard
Pittsburgh Steelers- LB Leighton Vander Esch
Jacksonville Jaguars- WR James Washington
Minnesota Vikings- OT Orlando Brown
NE Patriots- OT Kolton Miller
*Trade* Cleveland Browns- QB Lamar Jackson (Philly needs more picks and gets some by moving back to day 2 of the draft, meanwhile Cleveland picks three times in day one of the draft to end the night in a positive note with three excellent selections.
Brandon Turner @Badsustinere
#1 Cleveland Browns: QB Sam Darnold
There’s been a lot of speculation about this pick. More specifically about whether the Browns can take a Barkley or Chubb here and wait to grab a QB at 4. I think they play it safe and prove the Josh Allen interest was a smokescreen by taking the USC star passer. For all the talk about QBs avoiding Cleveland I think Darnold, who spent the last year carrying an awful USC team, will embrace the challenge and enjoy all the talent Cleveland can surround him with.
#2 New York Giants: QB Josh Rosen
As much as the Giants are trying to make it seem like they aren’t interested in taking a QB in this year’s draft, and thus sticking with the 39 year old Eli Manning to chase another championship run, let’s look at the facts. They are looking to trade away star WR Odell Beckham Jr. They did trade away their star pass rusher in Jason Pierre-Paul. Also they won’t trade down even though teams like the Bills are desperate to get to their spot and are probably willing to offer an ‘RG3 type’ package to get there. We’re expected to believe they like Chubb that much? That they’re willing to turn down potentially 4 or 5 picks to take him over another really good player at say pick 12? Their mouths might be saying “stick with Eli” but their actions are saying “full rebuild.” It’s the smart move, and the Giants will be set up for another decade of being competitive with the sharp UCLA product manning the helm.
#3 New York Jets: QB Josh Allen
Jets fans may not like it, but we’ve seen enough of GM Mike Maccagnan’s QB choices to know what he prefers at the position. He loves tall QBs, with great attitudes, and rocket arms. He’s also shown that he feels that accuracy issues are either solvable at the next level or can be schemed around. A lot of reporters have talked about the Jets interest in Allen and Baker Mayfield isn’t a great fit in Jeremy Bates timing based offense. Allen has the highest bust potential of the 4 big QBs but also the highest ceiling.
#4 Buffalo Bills: QB Baker Mayfield
With reports that the Browns haven’t scheduled any workouts with the blue chip players who would be available at this spot, one must conclude that they’re already planning on trading down and securing more picks after getting their guy at #1. That leaves the Bills taking the only one of the big 4 left, the accurate but diminutive Baker Mayfield. The Bills have been preparing to make this move for an entire season and they will jump if given the chance.
#5 Denver Broncos: RB Saquon Barkley
None of the big QBs fall to Elway’s Broncos so he gets Case Keenum some much needed help by adding the explosive Barkley. Barkley can take over games and let Keenum focus on playing mistake free. The Broncos make the best of a bad situation by getting the top player in the draft.
#6 Indianapolis Colts: DE Bradley Chubb
While the Colts are tempted here to take the Guard Nelson to help keep Andrew Luck upright, they ultimately settle on the athletic pass rusher Chubb. Chubb should flourish in Indianapolis and the coaching staff will get a lot out of him as every year at N.C. State he improved wherever he had weaknesses.
#7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers: CB Denzel Ward
This is a minor upset as a lot of people have Minkah Fitzpatrick going here. I think the Bucs will opt into the more traditional Cornerback prospect with Ward.
#8 Chicago Bears: OG Quenton Nelson
The Bears have been active in free agency trying to get Mitch Trubisky as much help as possible. They finish the job by getting him the safest pick in the draft. Nelson is an almost perfect Guard prospect who will dominate from day one for the Bears in both the run game and pass protection.
#9 San Francisco 49ers: LB Tremaine Edmunds
The Niners go best player overall and get the multi-talented Tremaine Edmunds who can plug a lot of holes for them. Edmunds should keep getting better as he has relied on his athleticism and will improve with coaching.
#10 Oakland Raiders: LB Roquan Smith
Smith has been projected to the Raiders in a lot of mocks as he fills a need for them and is the type of player Gruden values.
#11 Miami Dolphins: QB Lamar Jackson
It’s hard to believe the Dolphins still think Tannehill is their future. They’ve tried everything to make him work and even when healthy and given a strong cast of WRs, he just can’t seem to be consistent enough to grab a wild card for them. They start over with the electrifying Jackson, who could be the best QB in the draft if a team is willing to build an offense around him.
#12 Cleveland Browns S Minkah Fitzpatrick
The Browns secure a bevy of picks and still get a player with a ton of upside. Where some might see a player without a true position, the Browns will see Minkah for the playmaker he is. Put Fitzpatrick at Slot corner, or Safety and either way he’s going to generate big plays in the secondary and bring a ton of energy in the locker room.
#13 Washington Redskins S Derwin James
The Redskins have had a controversial off-season that’s seen their Quarterback leave for Minnesota and a trade for veteran QB Alex Smith. They look at the best player on the board here in S Derwin James who is a potential All-Pro Safety for them, especially in the pass game.
#14 Green Bay Packers OT Kolton Miller
Kolton Miller goes a little early in the draft but should be a solid piece for Green Bay. He’s tall and could put on some muscle but he’s a solid prospect that could protect Rodgers for years.
#15 Arizona Cardinals DT Vita Vea
The Drafts best DT, Vita Vea is a gigantic prospect and one of the rare interior guys who can also generate a pass rush. He would be a solid piece for a Cardinals team that needs to start rebuilding.
#16 Baltimore Ravens WR Calvin Ridley
It’s no secret that Joe Flacco desperately needs people to throw to and Ridley can do it all. He’s way ahead of most prospects in his route running ability and ran a 4.41 at the combine.
#17 Los Angeles Chargers OT Orlando Brown
The son of a long-time NFL Offensive lineman, Brown has the genes and size that are perfect for the position. He’s still raw in a lot of ways but if a good offensive line coach fixes his mistakes he can lock down the position for the Chargers for a decade.
#18 Seattle Seahawks OT Mike McGlinchey
McGlinchey is a pure RT prospect and needs to add NFL strength but for a team who understands that, he will probably be a long-time starter.
#19 Dallas Cowboys DE Marcus Davenport
Davenport is a Texas kid who raised his stock at the Senior Bowl and could be a fearsome presence on the Cowboys line.
# 20 Detroit Lions EDGE Harold Landry
Landry is a pure pass rusher who reminds a lot of scouts of Vic Beasley. I think the Lions would be happy with that prediction coming true.
#21 Cincinnati Bengals OG Will Hernandez
Hernandez had a monstrous Senior Bowl where he smashed every prospect he lined up against. Playing at a small school and lacking perfect size it took the Senior Bowl for people to realize he’s a surefire 1st round pick. He will be a cornerstone for the Bengals for a long time here.
#22 Cleveland Browns CB Mike Hughes
A shorter prospect that’s still raw, the Browns bank on Mike Hughes potential with their 2nd pick in the 1st round. He looks like an ideal Joe Haden replacement.
#23 New England Patriots WR Courtland Sutton
Still raw as he didn’t play Wide Receiver full time until his second year of College, Sutton oozes potential and with the Patriots coaching staff helping him will be a star. The Patriots need some help at the position after losing Amendola and trading Cooks away.
#24 Carolina Panthers G Isiah Wynn
A shorter starter who excels at run blocking Wynn could fill a need for the Panthers who have slowly lost talent in free agency the last few years.
#25 Tennessee Titans DE Sam Hubbard
Hubbard is a solid but not elite pass rusher. A good get at this point in the draft and it fills an eed for the Titans.
#26 Atlanta Falcons DT Da’Ron Payne
A premier run stuffer with elite athleticism. Payne can be a huge presence up the middle for the Falcons.
#27 New Orleans Saints TE Mike Gesecki
The Saints get a Jimmy Graham clone in Gesecki. A huge pass-catcher who will dominate in the red zone, he will add to the slew of weapons Brees has to work with.
#28 Pittsburgh Steelers LB Leighton Vander Esch
Vander Esch fills a need and has a high ceiling as he was only a starter for a short time for Boise but exploded on the field.
#29 Jacksonville Jaguars TE Dallas Goedert
Goedert is another pass catching tight end with the size and athleticism to be a mismatch at the next level. He dominated in college and would give Bortles a big body to throw to when under pressure.
#30 Minnesota Vikings EDGE Lorenzo Carter
An undersized edge rusher who didn’t show production until his final year of college, Carter could end up being the best pass rusher of the bunch if the Vikings can bring out his potential.
#31 New England Patriots RB Derrius Guice
The Patriots lost Dion Lewis over the off-season and did some patchwork signing by getting Jeremy Hill but neither of them are the prospect Guice is. Filling in for Fournette in 2016 Guice exploded with his fierce running style and the Patriots might be looking for an offense that doesn’t put everything on Tom Brady’s shoulders as he continues to age.
#32 Philadelphia Eagles CB Josh Jackson
Jackson fits what you look for in the position physically and falls to the Eagles here because he only produced for one year in college. Regardless he could be a huge part of the plan to get back to another Super Bowl in 2018.
John Hazelet @JohnHazelet475
1. Browns: QB USC, Sam Darnold: The Browns have more than a need for a QB. I can make the case they take Barkley here and take their QB with the 4th pick but I can't discount the fact that the last GM basically lost his job for passing on QB's the last 2 years. Darnold is the most complete QB in the draft and I think the Browns solve their need fora franchise QB with this pick.
2. Giants: RB PSU, Saquon Barkley: Every year in the top 10 of the draft their is a team that sets the tone for the rest of the draft with their pick... the Giants are that team this year. Barkley, Nelson, Chubb, a trade back or one of the three QB's all make sense in this spot. The Giants find themselves in the right place at the right time. Barkley will make this offense fun to watch. It will also be fun to watch him in the same offense as a healthy OBJ and last years number one Evan Engram.
3. Jets: QB UCLA, Josh Rosen: After trading 4 premium draft picks to move up 3 spots in the draft this pick could only be a QB. The Jets find themselves with the choice of 3 of the top 4. Mayfield or Allen would not shock me in this spot (how could they). Rosen is the most pro ready QB in this years draft. He is an intelligent guy and needs to be challenged mentally. I think Jeremy Bates and Josh McCown will be good for Rosen.
4. Browns: DE N.C.State, Bradley Chubb: Teaming Chubb with last years first over all Myles Garrett give the Browns a pass rush to be reckoned with.
5. Broncos: G Notre Dame, Quenton Nelson: Possibly a spot for a QB needy team to move up but I don't think John Elway can pass on what might be the drafts surest star player. Nelson has the ability to be a mainstay on the Broncos O-Line for the next decade.
6. Bills: (from Colts) QB Wyoming, Josh Allen: After fleecing the Jets for 4 premium draft picks, the Colts find themselves in a spot to add some more draft revenue. The Bills come up for the QB they desperately need and beat Miami and the Cardinals to the punch.
7. Buccs: S FSU, Derwin James: James is a jack of all trades type defensive back with great cover skills.
8. Dolphins: (from Bears) QB Oaklahoma Baker Mayfield: Mayfield might sit early on, but he'll eventually take over as the starter because of his accuracy and ability to throw the ball deep. It will be interesting to see how quickly he can adapt to taking a snap from under center/
9. 49ers: QB Iowa, Josh Jackson: The 9ers sure up their secondary with a guy who has similar size and ability as their big free agent signing, Richard Sherman.
10. Raiders: DT Washington, Vita Vea: Missing out on Suh in free agency, the Raiders add a freak of an athlete in Vea.
11. Bears (from Dolphins) T Notre Dame, Mike McGlinchey: Bears need to protect their QB.
12. Colts (from Bills) DB Alabama, Minkah Fitzpatrick: Replacement for Vonte Davis.
13. Redskins: ILB VT, Tremaine Edmunds: Prototype sideline to sideline type ILB with some pass rush ability.
14. Packers: CB Central Florida, Mike Hughes: A nice addition to the Packers secondary.
15. Cardinals: WR Alanbama. Calvin Ridley: After missing out on the top QB's the Cardinals decide to add the drafts top WR. Eventual replacement for Larry Fitzgerald.
16. Ravens: Edge BC, Harold Landry: The Ravens have always been a pass rush first team. No change here.
17. Chargers: CB Ohio St., Denzel Ward: Ward is an electric cover corner with exceptional speed, quickness
18. Seahawks: CB Colorado, Isaiah Oliver: The Seahawks find themselves in a spot where they need to fill many needs. This spot could be a trade back for picks as well. Oliver is a CB in the Seattle mold. A nice replacement for Sherman,
19. Cowboys: WR Maryland, DJ Moore: The Cowboys also need help on the defensive side of the ball but the release of Dez Bryant creates a need they can fill with a very good player in Moore.
20. Lions: RB LSU, Derrius Guice: The Lions haven't had a RB rush for 100+ yards in what feels like a century. Guice will solve that problem.
21. Bengals: G Texas-El Paso, Will Hernandez: Simply a need position for the Bengals. Hernandez has the ability to be a cog on their line for years to come.
22. Colts (from Bills): G/C Georgia Isaiah Wynn: The Colts need to make protecting Andrew Luck a priority. Wynn is the best pass blocker available at this pick.
23. Patriots: T UCLA, Kolton Milller: The Patriots are always the most unpredictable team on draft day. I would think they want to bolster their O-Line and Miller would be a nice slide in replacement for Vollmer.
24 Panthers: TE Michigan, Hayden Hurst: This is the eventual replacement for Greg Olsen. Hurst is a great route runner with good hands.
25 Titans: DE Texas-San Antonio, Marcus Davenport: An athletic pass rusher who will make an instant impact.
26 Falcons: WR SMU: Courtland Sutton:I almost feel like this is a luxury pick but whenever Julio Jones is out of the line up the Falcons offense is pedestrian at best. Sutton is a nice weapon.
27. Saints: TE South Dakota State, Dallas Goedert: Freak like ability from the TE position is something every team can use. The Saints re-invented themselves last year. I can make argument they "won" last years draft. Goedert will be a huge lift to an already explosive offense.
28 Steelers: LB Alabama, Rashaan Evans: The Steelers fill a need with a player who has great instincts.
29 Jags: CB Louisville, Jaire Alexander: The Jags add to an already potent secondary.
30 Vikings: OT Oaklahoma, Orlando Brown: The Vikings have to protect their huge investment in Kirk Cousins.
31 Patriots: TE PSU, Mike Gesicki: Gesicki is a freak of an athlete. He will be a nice compliment and an eventual replacement for Gronk. Belichick LOVES Jersey bread players. Also a potential trade down is likely.
32 Eagles: RB Georgia, Sony Michel: This is a potential trade spot as well. I like Sony Michel and I like the intrigue of him in the Eagles offense.
Vincent Zahler @VincentZahler
Cleveland Browns: Josh Allen-Quarterback-Wyoming.
After missing badly on Carson Wentz, Cleveland is not going to let his (on paper) equal get past them.
2. New York GIants: Sam Darnold-Quarterback-USC
While many may want the Giants to select someone who will have in an instant impact such as Saquon Barkley or Bradley Chubb, they secure the future with their next franchise quarterback.
3. New York Jets: Josh Rosen-Quarterback-UCLA
The Jets land the most NFL ready quarterback in the draft to lead their franchise for the next decade
4. Cleveland Browns: Bradley Chubb-Defensive End/Linebacker-NC State
With Myles Garrett coming back from an impressive but shortened rookie season, the Browns will feature two young fearsome pass rushers on either side for the foreseeable future
5. Denver Broncos: Baker Mayfield-Quarterback-Oklahoma
Denver has some talent but it’s being wasted with a lack of a capable quarterback. Mayfield has the moxie and ability that John Elway may have seen in himself years ago.
6. Indianapolis Colts: Quentin Nelson-Guard-Notre Dame
Andrew Luck can’t afford to take anymore hits after missing the entire 2017 season with shoulder surgery. It’s time to truly build an elite line for him and the running game.
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Minkah Fitzpatrick-Defensive Back-Alabama
With the defensive line rebuilt by adding Vinny Curry and Jason Pierre-Paul, it would be wise to work on the back end starting with the top DB in the draft
8. Chicago Bears: Calvin Ridley-Wide Receiver-Alabama
Mitchell Trubisky needs make a jump in 2018. Kevin White has been a bust and adding the top WR to take coverage away from newly acquired Allen Robinson would go a long way.
9. San Francisco 49ers: Roquan Smith-Linebacker-Georgia
The 49ers can say what they want, but there’s major concerns with Reuben Foster. San Francisco needs a defensive leader they can trust.
10. Oakland Raiders: Denzel Ward-Cornerback-Ohio State
The back end of the defense is in desperate need for a playmaker.
11. Miami Dolphins: Saquon Barkley-Running Back-Penn State
How Barkley fall this far will be a complete mystery. Teams filling needs and/or believing the may land another quality back later in the draft. Either way, Miami is lucky here.
12. Buffalo Bills: Mason Rudolph-Quarterback-Oklahoma State
While many will consider this a reach, the Bills were unable to trade up and get the man they wanted so they settle on the guy who is viewed as the most underrated quarterback of 2018
13. Washington Redskins: Vita Vea-Defensive Tackle-Washington
Vea may be considered the second true “steal” in the draft following Miami’s selection of Saquon Barkley as he’s hands down the best interior defensive lineman in the draft.
14. Green Bay Packers: Marcus Davenport-Defensive End-UTSA
Packers waste no time grabbing the second best edge rusher in the draft. Davenport should be an immediate contributor
15. Arizona Cardinals: Lamar Jackson-Quarterback-Louisville
With Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon holding down the fort for the time being, Lamar Jackson should get plenty of time to hone his skills before taking the reins of the franchise.
16. Baltimore Ravens: Orlando Brown-Offensive Tackle-Oklahoma
17. Los Angeles Chargers: Derwin James-Safety-Florida State
18. Seattle Seahawks: Mike Hughes-Cornerback-UCF
19. Dallas Cowboys: Cortland Sutton-Wide Receiver-SMU
20. Detroit Lions: Da’Ron Payne-Defensive Lineman-Alabama
21. Cincinnati Bengals: Tremaine Edmunds-Linebacker-Virginia Tech
22. Buffalo Bills: James Daniels-Center-Iowa
23. New England Patriots: Connor Williams-Guard/Offensive Tackle Texas
24. Carolina Panthers: Josh Jackson-Cornerback-Iowa
25. Tennessee Titans: Harold Landry-Defensive End/Linebacker-Boston College
26. Atlanta Falcons: Christian Kirk-Wide Receiver-Texas A&M
27. New Orleans Saints: Mark Andrews-Tight End-Oklahoma
28. Pittsburgh Steelers: Rashaan Evans-Linebacker-Alabama
29. Jacksonville Jaguars: Orlando Brown-Offensive Tackle-Oklahoma
30. Minnesota Viking: WIll Hernandez-Guard-UTEP
31. New England Patriots: Derrius Guice-Running Back-LSU
32. Philadelphia Eagles: Leighton Vander Esch-Linebacker-Boise State
Frederick Blue @BootlegBishop
Browns-Sam Darnold- Although intrigued with Josh Allen’s arm, Browns will take the safer rout
Giants-Josh Rosen-Giants can ride with Eli for 1-2 years, but not much longer. He is regressing at 37 years old.
Jets- Baker Mayfield- Jets are desperate to find a franchise QB, period. Mayfield will bring that swagger and gun-slinger mentality to the Big Apple
Browns- Saquon Barkley- Browns get a big-time talent at running back to pair up with their new franchise QB
Broncos- Josh Allen-Elway will appreciate the big arm of Allen, after striking out on Paxton Lynch (possible trade with Buffalo a possibility here too)
Colts-Bradley Chubb-Colts need pass rushing help and Chubb is the best in this year’s draft
Buccaneers-Derwin James- Best safety in draft stays in the state of FloridA
Bears- Tremaine Edwards- Athletic VA Tech linebacker will help the Bears improving defense
49ers-Quentin Nelson- Top 3 caliber pick lands in the Niners lap at pick 9
Raiders-Denzel Ward- Smaller in stature, but a playmaker indeed
Dolphins- Roquan Smith-Speeder linebacker to get to the QB
Bills-Mason Rudolph-QB from Oklahoma State the answer for the Bills?
-Vita Vea-Skins line gets more beef to partner with Jonathan Allen
Packers-Minkah Fitzpatrick-Pack needs to bolster their secondary
Cardinals-Calvin Ridley-Cards need to find a new number 1 wideout
Ravens-Da’Ron Payne-Line reinforcement for Baltimore
Chargers-Taven Bryan-Would have preferred Payne to fill this need, but…
Seattle-Josh Jackson-Corner help for the team in rebuild mode
Cowboys- DJ Moore-Dallas needs to find it’s next star wideout post-Dez
Patriots-Kolton Miller-OT help to fill void for Solder
Panthers-Courtland Sutton-Panthers need more weapons for that offense
Falcons-Hayden Hurst-Nice big target for Ryan
Saints-Dallas Goedert-Saints are still recovering from loss of Graham
Jaguars-Jaire Alexander-More strength/depth for the secondary
Vikings-Isaiah Wynn-Line is solid, but struggled in the NFC Championship game
Patriots-Leighton Vander Esch
Eagles-Derrick Guice-Physical running style to replace the loss of Legarrete Blount (could also possible trade down for more picks)