NFL Mock Draft 1.0

NFL Draft season is upon us and the Combine showed us who the studs are and who the duds are. Questions still remain such as who will the Browns select number 1? How many QBs will be selected in the first round? and What team will be a step closer to winning it all in the 2018-2019 season?

 

  1. Cleveland Browns: RB Saquon Barkley, Penn State
  2. New York Giants: OG Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame
  3. Indianapolis Colts: DE Bradley Chubb, NC State
  4. Cleveland Browns (From Houston Texans): QB Josh Rosen, UCLA
  5. Denver Broncos: QB Sam Darnold, USC
  6. New York Jets: QB Josh Allen, Wyoming
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: DB Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama
  8. Chicago Bears: CB Denzel Ward, OSU
  9. San Francisco 49ers: CB Mike Hughes, UCF
  10. Oakland Raiders: CB Joshua Jackson, Iowa
  11. Miami Dolphins: QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma
  12. Buffalo Bills (From Bengals): QB Lamar Jackson, Louisville
  13. Washington Redskins: LB Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia
  14. Green Bay Packers: CB Jaire Alexander, Louisville
  15. Arizona Cardinals: DB Derwin James, FSU
  16. Baltimore Ravens: WR Calvin Ridley, Alabama
  17. Los Angeles Chargers: QB Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State University
  18. Seattle Seahawks: CB Isaiah Oliver, Colorado
  19. Dallas Cowboys: LB Roquan Smith, Georgia
  20. Detroit Lions: DT Vita Vea, Washington
  21. Cincinnati Bengals (From Bills): OT Connor Williams, Texas
  22. Buffalo Bills (From Kansas City Chiefs): OT Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame
  23. Los Angeles Rams: EDGE Marcus Davenport, UTSA
  24. Carolina Panthers: OG Will Hernandez, UTEP
  25. Tennessee Titans: EDGE Harold Landry, Boston College
  26. Atlanta Falcons: DT Da’Ron Payne, Alabama
  27. New Orleans Saints: TE Hayden Hurst, South Carolina
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers: LB Rashaan Evans, Alabama
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars: CB Donte Jackson, LSU
  30. Minnesota Vikings: OT Orlando Brown Jr., Oklahoma
  31. New England Patriots: DB Ronnie Harrison, Alabama
  32. Philadelphia Eagles: LB Leighton Vander Esch, Boise State

 

1.Cleveland Browns: Penn State RB Saquon Barkley

Saquon Barkley would be the best pick to complete the new looks Browns offense. While there is no lack of talent in an offense the includes QB Tyrod Taylor, RB Duke Johnson, WRs Jarvis Landry, Josh Gordon, and Corey Coleman, and TE David Njoku, the Browns could use Barkley as a dynamic centerpiece. With the ability to run in between the tackles, outside the tackles, catch the ball out of the backfield and in the slot, and even return kicks it’ll give Cleveland a potentially more athletic Le’Veon Bell.

 

 

6.New York Jets: Wyoming QB Josh Allen

Bringing back QB Josh Mccown is a start as he has never been shy on teaching young QBs. Josh Allen has the strongest arm in the draft, but still lacks certain skills to be a surefire NFL starter. Expect Allen to be given the keys to the Jets offense before mid-season.

 

 

11.Miami Dolphins: Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield

Baker to Miami has been trending since he himself said it on former OU star and current Miami Dolphins WR Kenny Still’s instagram and the idea is well placed in many experts and fans heads. Mayfield would most likely spend a year or possibly two behind QB Ryan Tannehill learning the  offense before given a hold of the huddle. Mayfield, the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner, has a special pride and tenacity that is rare among such highly drafted athletes.

 

12.Buffalo Bills (From Cincinnati Bengals): Louisville QB Lamar Jackson

Jackson, the 2016 Heisman Trophy winner, did not see a drop off on his play during the 2017 season and still lead Louisville to a winning record. After trading QB Tyrod Taylor the Bills can do one of two things; 1) Draft Lamar Jackson who is a more accomplished rusher but needs work refining his passing skills, or 2) Sign a QB who is more of a pure thrower. No QB in the draft nor free agency offers the upside that Jackson presents and Buffalo will cash in on the upside.

 

 

16.Baltimore Ravens: Alabama WR Calvin Ridley

Ozzie Newsome loves drafting from his Alma Mater Alabama and the pipeline does not end in 2018. Calvin Ridley is the best WR in the 2018 draft and it is difficult seeing him fall to #16 in the draft but here he does. Ridley would give Flacco potentially his best weapon of his career and could give the Ravens a staple at wide out for years to come.

 

 

23.Los Angeles Rams: UTSA EDGE Marcus Davenport

Scouts, Coaches, GMs, and Experts are all curious what ceiling Davenport will have in the pros, but they know the potential is there.Wade Phillips knows how to use these types of athletes and will be able to get the most out of Davenport. More importantly playing with Superstar DT Aaron Donald, and All-Pro Corners Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib could teach him leadership and am All-Pro composure early in his career.

 

 

27.New Orleans Saints: South Carolina Jack Rabbits TE Hayden Hurst

The Saints just extended QB Drew Brees for two years and have surrounded him with RBs Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram and WR Michael Thomas, but no big time TE. Hurst is the best receiving TE in the draft and Drew Brees loves his pass catching TEs. Hurst could be the missing piece that leads to another Saints Super Bowl.

 

 

32.Philadelphia Eagles: Boise State LB Leighton Vander Esch

After winning the Super Bowl there aren’t many holes to fill, but LB may be one. The Eagles may lose LB Nigel Bradham and LB Brandon Graham, but Vander Esch could fill that hole. As the leader at Boise State Vander Esch led the team in tackles and could have huge production behind a steller Eagles front 7.

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