Well it’s time, the draft is 4 days away and I think it’s safe to say we cannot wait to see who our favorite team selects. Will we be happy? Mad? Confused? Who knows but we know the Jets fans wont like it! Here is my final mock draft this year, feel free to hate it or love it and good luck to your teams! (Unless you’re a Redskins fan, go Cowboys!) Let Richard Gerber our Member know about his draft.
Los Angeles Rams: Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State
The Rams traded a ton of picks to move up to number 1, the question still remains which QB are they taking…they SHOULD take Goff but Fisher has never been afraid to take a little risk.
Philadelphia Eagles: Jared Goff, QB, California
Much like the Rams before them the Eagles mad a very bold move to secure the rights to what we all assume is the 2nd QB off the board. Doug Pederson likes Wentz more but will be happy that the higher floor is landing in Philly.
San Diego Chargers: Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss
Buckner and Ramsey will get very strong consideration here but Rivers only has a few years left and they invested in a 1st rd RB last year in Melvin Gordon…you need to hive them a chance to do their job and Tunsil will provide that opportunity for the next 10-12 years.
Dallas Cowboys: Jalen Ramsey, S/CB, Florida State
Thanks to the trades up top the Cowboys are able to get who I think is the best player in the draft and it fills a huge need on our defense. Cowboy fans all over should rejoice this pick when it happens.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State
Myles Jack is an option here as well but adding Bosa with Fowler Jr and Malik Jackson gives Jacksonville an awesome defensive front that the rest of the AFC South wont be excited about for a long time.
Baltimore Ravens: Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida
This pick doesn’t change for me from my last mock, the secondary needs improving and Hargreaves will provide an instant upgrade.
San Francisco 49ers: DeForest Buckner, DE/DT, Oregon
The 49ers need a big time upgrade on the defensive front, they can nab Buckner and his motor and team him with former Duck teammate Arik Armstead.
Tennessee Titans: Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame
I don’t normally mock trades but the Titans sorely want back into the top 10 and with Tackle being a need and an elite prospect sitting there they pick up the phone to a team more then willing to acquire more picks. Pick 43 in the second round with the swap should be plenty incentive to get the trade done.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Myles Jack, LB/RB, UCLA
Some teams are still wary of Jacks knee which is the ONLY reason he drops this far to 9, the Bucs reap the rewards and land the 2nd best player in the draft.
New York Giants: Reggie Ragland, ILB, Alabama
The giants know the importance of an intelligent, high football IQ MLB (which is why they kept bringing back Beason) I think they pull the trigger here with Ragland and get younger and stop with the temporary gap stops at the position.
Chicago Bears: Leonard Floyd, DE/OLB, Georgia
If the Bears want to stand a chance against Aaron Rodgers, Matt Stafford and Teddy Bridgewater they need to better their pass rush.
New Orleans Saints: Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville
Again no change here from my previous mock, the Saints D-line needs help so they need to address it here.
Miami Dolphins: Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State
The Dolphins need to help Tannehill out in the worst way. Grabbing possibly the best Rb to come out since Adrian Peterson should do the trick. Make this pick then give him 250 carries.
Oakland Raiders: Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor
The former power lifter makes a huge jump in my new mock draft. The raiders need an interior presence and this behemoth can get the job done with his quickness off the line.
Cleveland Browns: Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis
Hue Jackson stated that they have a different QB then everyone else rated #1, is that lynch? I think so but they know he needs at least a year.
Detroit Lions: Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss
Calvin Johnson retired so that immediately bumps WR up to #1 on the needs list. Treadwell is a physical WR who can help ease the pain of CJ’s departure.
Atlanta Falcons: Darron Lee, OLB, Ohio State
LB is the biggest need to me for Atlanta, Lee is rising up boards and for good reason.
Indianapolis Colts: Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State
3 words…protect Andrew Luck.
Buffalo Bills: Noah Spence, DE, Eastern Kentucky
It’s crazy to say but Buffalo needs to increase their pass rush, the very talented but questionable Spence is worth a shot here.
New York Jets: Shaq Lawson, LB, Clemson
Shaq Lawson could excel in NY for Todd Bowles, if he is sitting their at 20 I don’t think they hesitate.
Washington Redskins: Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State
They take Decker here and either moves him inside to Guard or Morgan Moses and gives Cousins potentially one of the best lines in football.
Houston Texans: Josh Doctson, WR, TCU
Josh Docston is the best WR in the class in my opinion and has only fell due to the wrist injury taking him out of the picture. Docston/Hopkins there is no way Osweiler doesn’t put up numbers.
Minnesota Vikings: Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor
I know not a big bodied WR but it doesn’t matter, Coleman is electric and is capable of taking a screen 50+ yards to the house. Bridgewater wont mind having that opposite of Diggs.
Cincinnati Bengals: Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State
After losing Sanu and Jones they cant risk Dalton having less options on the field, Thomas isn’t a blazer but he is fast enough to take looks away from AJ Green.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Keanu Neal, S, Florida
The secondary is a huge need here and they could easily go CB but Tomlin & Colbert are fans of Neal and knows he cant get him in the 2nd rd. I wont be surprised to see him pull the trigger here.
Seattle Seahawks: Cody Whitehair, Guard, Kansas State
The worst O line needs to get a lot better real fast so they will take the best O lineman available on their board…I believe that will be Whitehair.
Green Bay Packers: Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama
Reed is a disruptive force on the line and GB needs that with the “retirement” of BJ Raji.
Kansas City Chiefs: William Jackson III, CB, Houston
The AFC West id loaded with QB and WR talent, KC will snag Jackson up and pair him with stud CB Marcus Peters.
Arizona Cardinals: Ryan Kelly, Center, Alabama
Cardinals need a center in the worst way, Shipley is barely capable and that needs to be addressed if the Cards want to continue their Superbowl hopes.
Carolina Panthers: Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson
With the choice of releasing Josh Norman from his franchise tag I believe they also made the choice that CB will be their first pick. Alexander has the talent to be a top 15 pick but off the field concerns drop him, Carolina wont be afraid of it.
Denver Broncos: Robert Nkemdiche, DE/DT, Ole Miss
Malik Jackson left in free agency so they need to keep that line stout. Nkemdiche like Alexander has top of the draft talent but there are concerns. I think this selection makes too much sense for it to not happen.