Cincinnati- QB Joe Burrow, LSU- Burrow is the clear cut #1 pick. Unless Miami trades their future, he will be the new Tiger King in Cincinnati.
Washington- Edge Chase Young, Ohio State– An elite edge rusher, with all the tools to succeed. The top 2 picks in the draft are clearer than the stadiums in LA during a football game.
Detroit- CB Jeffrey Okudah, Ohio State– This is where the draft starts. Okudah is the obvious pick, but I suspect Detroit may get a ton of calls for this pick. They should take the lockdown corner they are now missing on the roster.
New York Giants- OT Tristan Wirfs, Iowa– Gettleman tends to shock with his draft picks. However, I think he keeps it simple and gets his franchise tackle here.
Miami Dolphins- QB Justin Herbert, Oregon– Miami has been sending smoke that they may not draft a QB. I think there is a better chance of me finding ocean front property in Sacramento. Miami is going QB and I don’t think it’s Tua.
Los Angeles Chargers- QB Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama– I don’t believe for 1 second that Tyrod Taylor intrigues the Chargers. Therefore they run to the front of the zoom camera to take their new franchise QB. Who knows, maybe eventually their trophy cabinet won’t be empty.
Carolina- LB Isaiah Simmons, Clemson– The popular pick here for months has been Derrick Brown. I think once the Giants pass on Simmons, the Panthers will have their eyes set on him. He’s a hybrid/swiss-army knife that will transform that defense instantly.
Arizona- OT Mekhi Becton, Louisville– Kliff Kingsbury is building something nice down in the desert. With the investments in Murray, Drake and Hopkins the Cardinals need to shore up their O-Line. Becton is a giant human that has raised eyebrows across the NFL circles.
Jacksonville- DT Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina– This is where the draft gets very intriguing. Kinlaw over Brown and the WRs is somewhat of a reach pick to some. However, Kinlaw is a much more dynamic interior presence than Brown and to be selected top 10, DT’s should offer a great pass rush skill-set.
Cleveland- OT Andrew Thomas, Georgia- See the Cardinals, and apply the same reasoning to the Browns. They have invested a ton in offensive weapons over the past 3 years, and need to fill the void on the O-Line. If anything they need to see if Baker can produce with a decent offensive line, to know if he is the guy.
New York Jets- OT Jedrick Wills, Alabama- The Jets have a very depleted roster at this point. They could go WR1 here, but with their QB seeing ghost for a larger part of 2019, they need to get their franchise LT.
Las Vegas- WR Jerry Jeudy, Alabama– I want this to be Derrick Brown. However, The Raiders have invested a ton in the DT position and need to get a #1 WR in Vegas asap. The top 3 guys all have their perks, I think Jeudy matches up with what Gruden likes to do. People think Lamb fits Carr, however I don’t think Gruden is making his decision on who fits with Carr, he is making decisions for himself.
San Francisco- WR Ceedee Lamb, Oklahoma- The 49ers have a dynamic offense already. I think they lean Lamb here, because he offers something they don’t already have. A dynamic red-zone target at the WR position. I think they address the deep-threat later in the draft.
Tampa Bay- WR Henry Ruggs III, Alabama- This is the first shocker of my mock draft. Evans/Godwin? Why draft a WR? They lost Perriman to free agency and missed out on the top 4 tackles in this scenario. A reach for Josh Jones just doesn’t seem plausible. I think Brady can mask a bad O-Line, if he has dynamic playmakers and this gives him his best WR core he has ever had.
Denver- CB C.J Henderson, Florida- I don’t see the top 10 hype around Henderson, hence the slide here. Denver ideally wants a WR in round 1, but the value here is too much. They are trying to revamp the CB room after losing their guys over the past few years.
Atlanta- DT Derrick Brown, Auburn- Brown slides, due to his athletic testing and lack of pass rush skills. However, at 16 he is worth the risk and should provide value to an Atlanta team that needs help on the front 7.
Dallas- Edge K’Lavon Chaisson, LSU- Chaisson is the 2nd best edge rusher in the class and Dallas lost Robert Quinn this off-season. They get a solid piece at 17, and a guy that should produce right away at the NFL level.
Miami- OT Josh Jones, Houston- Jones is a guy that can plug and play right away. The Dolphins address the trenches, to protect their new investment from Oregon.
Las Vegas- S Jeremy Chinn, Southern Illinois- Here it is, the famous Raiders early round reach. In this case I don’t think it’s as big a reach as people will make it out to be. Jeremy Chinn is my safety 1, and I believe he is on a lot of teams boards. A dynamic, hard working small-school guy, that Mike Mayock noticed at the senior bowl.
Jacksonville- S Grant Delpit, LSU- Jacksonville swoops in on the safety market. Delpit has tackling issues, but the talent is there, good value at 20.
Philadelphia- WR Denzel Mims, Baylor- In reality, I think Philadelphia trades up to get their WR1. However, if they stay put and land Mims, Carson Wentz, should feel like a very lucky man.
Minnesota- CB Jeff Gladney, TCU- Minnesota all of a sudden has a ton of holes to fill. Gladney should help ease the pain of losing two starting corners this off-season.
New England- QB Jordan Love, Utah State– The Patriots roster is still competitive, so going in to a season with Hoyer and Stidham doesn’t make sense. I expect Bill to address this in round 1, with a trade up or a guy like Love.
New Orleans- LB Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma- The Saints get the 2nd best linebacker in the class. Murray has flaws, but he is dynamic and can play all 3 downs. A steal in the mid 20’s of the first round.
Minnesota- WR Justin Jefferson, LSU- People will argue that Jefferson is redundant on this roster. However, It allows the Vikings to move all of their pieces around on offense and gives them a replacement for Stefon Diggs.
Miami- S Xavier Mckinney, Alabama- After using their first two picks on offense, Miami dips into the defensive market. Mckinney is a guy that hasn’t moved much on draft boards, but can come in and start for a Miami team that desperately needs play-makers on defense.
Seattle- IOL Cesar Ruiz, Michigan- Seattle lands the only guard worth drafting in the first two rounds. The value was too much to pass up for a team that needs O-Line Help.
Baltimore- LB Patrick Queen, LSU- Queen to Baltimore is a dream fit for both parties. It allows a rookie to be eased in to an already respectable defense, while giving Baltimore a young playmaker in the front 7.
Tennessee- OT Ezra Cleveland, Boise State– Cleveland is one of the biggest climbers this year. He has extremely light feet, and offers Tennessee a guy that can play multiple positions on the O-Line if needed.
Green Bay- WR Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State- For years Rodgers has had Devante Adams, and been searching for a WR2. This year Green Bay invests a 1st round pick in a guy with extreme athleticism and upside.
San Francisco- CB Jaylon Johsnon, Utah- Johnson has some injury history, which is causing some question marks on him. Niner fans should be excited with a haul of Lamb and Johnson, two instant starters to an already great roster.
Kansas City- RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, LSU- This is a luxury pick, and when you are super bowl champions, you can do that. Cousin husbands all over Kansas City will be excited for this pick.