Matt Fallon’s 4 Round Mock Draft: Pre-Combine

The combine is a week away, and that will change a lot for this upcoming NFL Draft season. However, it’s always fun to put pen to paper on who will end up where in the spring. I think there will be a ton of trades this year, but for mock draft purposes, they will not be included in this version.

Round 1

  1. Cincinnati Bengals- (QB) Joe Burrow, LSU- Burrow is the consensus #1 pick and the Bengals cannot overthink it. The Heisman winner should thrive in Zac Taylor’s offense, and I’m looking forward to seeing this fit.
  2. Washington Redskins- (Edge) Chase Young, Ohio State- Again, this is a slam dunk pick. They cannot overthink this one, take the best player in the class and thrive.
  3. Detroit Lions- (CB) Jeffrey Okudah, Ohio State– Okudah is the best corner prospect in the past 5 year. With a rare combination of size and speed, a potential pairing with Darius Slay has to have Matt Patricia’s mouth watering more than on Thanksgiving Eve.
  4. New York Giants- (WR) Jerry Jeudy, Alabama- The Giants have a decent offensive core, but after trading Beckham they don’t have a number one target for Daniel Jones. Gettleman could realistically go OT here, but I expect them to get a weapon for Jones.
  5. Miami Dolphins- (QB) Justin Herbert, Oregon- The pick in most mock drafts is Tua. However, I think Herbert is the better quarterback and with the injury concerns surrounding Tua, Herbert should be the pick at 5 to Miami.
  6. LA Chargers- (QB) Tua Taglovailoa, Alabama- Rivers is gone, the Chargers cannot go into the 2020 season with Tyrod Taylor behind center. The roster isn’t bad and they can still win now, and the 8000 fans that show up on Sundays deserve it.
  7. Carolina Panthers- (LB) Isaiah Simmons, Clemson- The Panthers are the wild card in this draft. They could trade up and get a QB, also Derrick Brown makes sense. With Luke retiring, I feel they replace him with Simmons, although Simmons isn’t an ideal fit next to Thompson I still think this is the direction they go.
  8. Arizona Cardinals- (OT) Jedrick Wills, Alabama- The Cardinals O-Line was awful last year, and they have 2 pending free agents at the tackle position. They have enough weapons on offense to pass on a WR here and solidify their line in front of rising star Kyler Murray.
  9. Jacksonville Jaguars- (DT) Derrick Brown, Auburn- Somebody could climb up here to get Brown, who is a top 3 player in this class. The only reason he falls this far is the QB run up top, Jacksonville gets a stud here.
  10. Cleveland Browns- (OT) Tristan Wirfs, Iowa- The top three tackles in this class are all franchise caliber guys. Wirfs, is the one with the highest upside in my opinion. Cleveland, needs to protect their franchise quarterback to get a better evaluation on whether or not he is the guy.
  11. New York Jets- (OT) Mekhi Becton, Louisville- At this moment, Becton has passed Andrew Thomas. Based on the tape I have watched, I feel Becton has the better feet to translate to the pro level. The Jets are in a position to go WR, but they need to protect Darnold. They cannot go in to 2020 letting him see ghosts.
  12. Las Vegas Raiders- (WR) Ceedee Lamb, Oklahoma- Lamb is WR 1B, and is a steal at 12. The thought is he may not fall this far, but there’s 15 guys right now that are top 10 locks, so somebody has to. With the QB and OT needy teams in the top 12, the Raiders luck in to a #1 target for Derek Carr to ignore deep.
  13. Indianapolis Colts- (QB) Jordon Love, Utah State- The colts aren’t sold on Brissett, so they get his replacement. Love is the most intriguing prospect in this class, the upside is clearly there, but the current faults are too.
  14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- (OT) Andrew Thomas, Georgia- Bruce Arians has left the QB position up in the air for 2020. However, whoever is there needs better protection than what was given in 2019. Thomas can play either tackle position in the NFL and has great length and size.
  15. Denver Broncos- (WR) Henry Ruggs III, Alabama- This is the Broncos biggest need and they get one of the prized WR’s in this draft. It will be fun to watch Drew Locks cannon throwing to 4.19 speed on the outside.
  16. Atlanta Falcons- (Edge) A.J Espenesa, Iowa- The Falcons had a measly 28 sacks in 2019, and need to address the position.Chaisson is an option here as well, I expect the Falcons to choose between those two here.
  17. Dallas Cowboys- (S) Xavier Mckinney, Alabama- The cowboys have ignored the S position for awhile, and need to address it here. Mckinney is the best safety in the class and a great pick at 17. He will help boost a secondary that only produced 7 interceptions in 2019, a league low.
  18. Miami Dolphins- (Edge) K’Lavon Chaisson, LSU- Chaisson has great bend off the edge, and the speed to get home. He is adequate vs the run, and is a guy that should only get better with pro coaching.
  19. Las Vegas Raiders- (DT) Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina- Kinlaw is a monster inside. It’s not the Raiders biggest need, but they can’t pass on the talent here. Putting Kinlaw next to Hall/Hurst should allow last years picks in Ferrell and Crosby to get to the quarterback at a higher clip.
  20. Jacksonville Jaguars- (CB) Kristian Fulton, LSU- Fulton had a rough CFP, however he was a lock down corner the majority of his career at LSU. Fulton is really the last player I see worthy of a first round selection, and solidifies a great first round for the Jaguars.
  21. Philadelphia Eagles- (WR) Jalen Reagor, TCU- If you watched 2 minutes of any Eagles game last season, you could see their biggest need. The Eagles get a guy in Reagor with the highest ceiling at the WR position in this draft. He gives Wentz a much needed weapon moving in to 2020.
  22. Buffalo Bills- (Edge) Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State- Shaq Lawson is leaving for free agency, and the Bills could use more talent off the edge anyway. Gross-Matos has some room for growth, but he flashes major potential off the edge.
  23. New England Patriots- (TE) Cole Kmet, Notre Dame- The Patriots roster hinges on Tom Brady, who I think ultimately goes back to the Patriots. If he does, they will look to get him a weapon in the middle that he sorely misses. Kmet is their guy.
  24. New Orleans Saints- (QB) Jacob Eason, Washington- The Saints are in an odd spot. They potentially have 3 QBS, while at the same time having none. I believe Bree’s comes back for 1-2 more years, and drafting Eason to groom behind him makes a ton of sense.
  25. Minnesota Vikings- (CB) Trevon Diggs, Alabama- His brother might be on the way out, but the Vikings still bring him in to solidify their secondary. Diggs is a physical corner, that can shine in a Zimmer defense.
  26. Miami Dolphins- (RB) D’Andre Swift, Georgia- Miami shipped Kenyan Drake to Arizona last season, and now have a major whole at RB. Although, RB’s in round 1 don’t always make sense, when you have 3 picks in round 1 it’s a luxury.
  27. Seattle Seahawks- (Edge) Bradley Anae, Utah- Seattle has been known to surprise with their round 1 selections, and they do it again. Anae has sky rocketed up boards with his senior bowl performance, and with a strong combine, will continue to do so.
  28. Baltimore Ravens- (LB) Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma- Patrick Queen has shot up draft boards, but I still feel like Murray is a better prospect at this time. The Ravens try and shore up that linebacker core that got shredded in the post season.
  29. Tennessee Titans- (C/G) Lloyd Cushenberry, LSU- The Titans try and shore up the offensive line that got them in trouble in the AFC Championship game. Cushenberry can be an anchor there for many years.
  30. Green Bay Packers- (LB) Patrick Queen, LSU- Martinez is slated for free agency, and an upgrade is much needed. Queen is a good coverage guy, which is something the Packers have lacked for the past few seasons.
  31. San Francisco 49ers- (S) Grant Delpit, LSU- Delpit was once considered at top 10 prospect. A bad 2019, gives the 49ers great value here. They really could have used Delpit in the defensive backfield in the Super Bowl.
  32. Kansas City Chiefs- (DT) Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma- Gallimore is DT3 in this class, and one of my favorite prospects in the class. Gallimore is a Jones replacement, because I feel like Kansas City has to move on financially.

Round 2

  1. Cincinnati Bengals- (WR) Leviska Shenault Jr., Colorado
  2. Indianapolis Colts- (WR) Tee Higgins, Clemson
  3. Detroit Lions- (LB) Zack Baun, Wisconsin
  4. New York Giants- (OT) Josh Jones, Houston
  5. LA Chargers (OT) Isaiah Wilson, Georgia
  6. Carolina Panthers- (CB) Jeff Gladney, TCU
  7. Miami Dolphins- (OT) Austin Jackson, USC
  8. Arizona Cardinals(WR) Brandon Aiyuk, ASU
  9. Cleveland Browns(S) Ashtyn Davis, Cal
  10. Jacksonville Jaguars- (LB) Troy Dye, Oregon
  11. Chicago Bears- (TE) Brycen Hopkins, Purdue
  12. Indianapolis Colts- (DT) Ross Blacklock, TCU
  13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- (RB) J.K Dobbins, Ohio State
  14. Denver Broncos- (S) Kyle Dugger, Lenoir-Rhyne
  15. Atlanta Falcons- (CB) CJ Henderson, Florida
  16. New York Jets- (WR) KJ Hamler, Penn State
  17. Pittsburgh Steelers- (TE) Jared Pinkey, Vanderbilt
  18. Chicago Bears- (IOL) Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin
  19. Dallas Cowboys- (CB) AJ Terrell, Clemson
  20. LA Rams- (OT) Prince Tega Wanogho, Auburn
  21. Philadelphia Eagles- (S) Antoine Winfield Jr, Minnesota
  22. Buffalo Bills(CB) Cameron Dantzler, Mississippi St.
  23. Atlanta Falcons- (RB) Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin
  24. Miami Dolphins(CB) Damon Arnette, Ohio State
  25. Houston Texans- (Edge) Curtis Weaver, Boise State
  26. Minnesota Vikings- (IOL) Caesar Ruiz, Michigan
  27. Seattle Seahawks(LB) Malik Harrison, Ohio State
  28. Baltimore Ravens- (WR) Denzell Mims, Baylor
  29. Tennessee Titans- (Edge) Terrell Lewis, Alabama
  30. Green Bay Packers- (WR) Justin Jefferson, LSU
  31. Kansas City Chiefs- (RB) Zack Moss, Utah
  32. Seattle Seahawks- (OT) Trey Adams, Washington

Round 3

  1. Cincinnati Bengals- (CB) Bryce Hall, Virginia
  2. Washington Redskins- (OL) Lucas Niang, TCU
  3. Detroit Lions- (IOL) Netane Muti, Fresno State
  4. New York Jets- (RB) Cam Akers, Florida State
  5. Carolina Panthers- (Edge) Julian Okwara, Notre Dame
  6. Miami Dolphins- (IOL) Logan Sternberg, Kentucky
  7. LA Chargers- (CB) Noah Igbinoghene, Auburn
  8. Arizona Cardinals(IOL) Solomon Kindley, Georgia
  9. Jacksonville Jaguars- (TE) Thaddeus Moss, LSU
  10. Cleveland Browns- (IOL) Nick Harris, Washington
  11. Indianapolis Colts- (DT) Davon Hamilton, Ohio State
  12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- (DT) Justin Madubuike, Texas A/M
  13. Denver Broncos(CB) Jaylon Johnson, Utah
  14. Atlanta Falcons- (DT) Rashard Lawerence, LSU
  15. New York Jets- (TE) Hunter Bryant, Washington
  16. Las Vegas Raiders- (LB) Akeem Davis-Gaither, Appalacian State
  17. Las Vegas Raiders- (Edge) Josh Uche, Michigan
  18. Dallas Cowboys- (Edge) Jonathan Greenard, Florida
  19. Denver Broncos- (OL) Robert Hunt, Louisiana
  20. LA Rams- (Edge) Jabari Zuniga, Florida
  21. Philadelphia Eagles- (WR) Bryan Edwards, South Carolina
  22. Buffalo Bills(DT) Raekwon Davis, Alabama
  23. New England Patriots-(OL) Jack Driscoll, Auburn
  24. New Orleans Saints- (WR) Devin Duvernay, Texas
  25. Minnesota Vikings- (WR) Antonio Golden-Gandy, Liberty
  26. Cleveland Browns- (DT) Leki Fotu, Utah
  27. Las Vegas Raiders- (S) Terrell Burgess, Utah
  28. Baltimore Ravens- (DT) Jordan Elliot, Missouri
  29. Tennessee Titans- (DL) Alton Robinson, Syracuse
  30. Green Bay Packers- (DT) Marlon Davidson, Auburn
  31. Denver Broncos- (WR) Lynn Bowden Jr, Kentucky
  32. Kansas City Chiefs- (CB) Troy Pride Jr, Notre Dame
  33. Philadelphia Eagles- (WR) Tyler Johnson, Minnesota
  34. New England Patriots- (WR) Michael Pittman Jr, USC
  35. Baltimore Ravens- (S) Brandon Jones, Texas
  36. New England Patriots- (QB) Anthony Gordon, Washington State
  37. New York Giants- (Edge) Khalid Kareem, Notre Dame
  38. Houston Texans- (RB) Ke’Shawn Vaughn Vanderbilt
  39. Seattle Seahawks- (WR) Isaiah Hodgins, Oregon State
  40. Pittsburgh Steelers- (WR) Donovon Peoples-Jones, Michigan

Round 4

  1. Cincinnati Bengals- (TE) Adam Trautman, Dayton
  2. Washington Redskins- (TE) Harrison Bryant, Florida Atlantic
  3. Detroit Lions(QB) Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma
  4. New York Giants- (IOL) Jonah Jackson, Ohio State
  5. Houston Texans- (WR) Collin Johnson, Texas
  6. LA Chargers(TE) Jacob Breeland, Oregon
  7. Carolina Panthers- (WR) James Proche, SMU
  8. Arizona Cardinals- (LB) Jordyn Brooks, Texas Tech
  9. Cleveland Browns- (OT) Ezra Cleveland, Boise State
  10. Jacksonville Jaguars- (S) J.R Reed, Georgia
  11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- (QB) Jake Fromm, Georgia
  12. Denver Broncos- (OL) Calvin Throckmorton, Oregon
  13. Atlanta Falcons- (TE) Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri
  14. New York Jets- (DT) Jason Strowbridge, North Carolina
  15. Las Vegas Raiders- (CB) Essang Bassey, Wake Forest
  16. Indianapolis Colts- (Edge) Jonathan Garvin, Miami
  17. Dallas Cowboys- (Edge) Darrell Taylor, Tennessee
  18. Pittsburgh Steelers- (DL) Nick Coe, Auburn
  19. New England Patriots- (CB) Lamar Jackson, Louisville
  20. LA Rams- (OT) Hakeem Adeniji, Kansas
  21. Philadelphia Eagles- (IOL) Ben Bredeson, Michigan
  22. Buffalo Bills- (WR) KJ Hill, Ohio State
  23. Minnesota Vikings- (LB) Logan Wilson, Wyoming
  24. Seattle Seahawks- (CB) Darnay Holmes, UCLA
  25. Baltimore Ravens- (OL) Darryl Williams, Mississippi State
  26. Pittsburgh Steelers- (QB) Steven Montez, Colorado
  27. Green Bay Packers- (WR) Chase Claypool, Notre Dame
  28. Denver Broncos- (Edge) Anfernee Jennings, Alabama
  29. Kansas City Chiefs- (RB) Clyde Edwards-Helaire, LSU
  30. LA Rams- (S) Julian Blackmon, Utah
  31. LA Chargers-(WR) Gabriel Davis, UCF
  32. LA Rams-(IOL) Kevin Dotson, Louisiana
  33. Washington Redskins- (WR) Van Jefferson, Florida
  34. Philadelphia Eagles- (Edge) Kenny Willekes, Michigan State
  35. Baltimore Ravens- (LB) Evan Weaver, Cal
  36. Seattle Seahawks- (DT) Benito Jones, Ole Miss
  37. Kansas City Chiefs- (CB) Dane Jackson, Pittsburgh
  38. Chicago Bears- (QB) Cole Mcdonald, Hawaii

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