With the draft coming up, myself and fellow draft expert Stewart come at you guys with our first ever full NFL first round mock draft 1.0. In this mock, there are no trade ups/downs, and we each alternate making picks (I picked the odd numbers, Stewart picked the evens). Picking for the 49ers is hard enough as it is, but picking for the entire league? Yikes. We know you guys will absolutely love this mock, so let us know what you think! 

With that being said, let’s begin with the Cincinnati Bengals, who are on the clock. 

 

  1. Joe Burrow, LSU (QB): The obvious pick. Burrow’s the clear #1 pick for a Bengals team that needs a true leader at the helm.
  2. Washington Redskins: Chase Young, Ohio State (DE): The best player in this draft, he has freak physique, very polished pass rush skills, and productive edge rusher as his 16.5 sacks in college football this season suggests.  
  3. Detroit Lions: Derrick Brown, Auburn (DL): Shock, right? After the loss of Damon Harrison, the Lions now lack a true wrecking ball in the middle of the DL. With Da’Shawn Hand, Romeo Okwara and Trey Flowers, Brown would solidify a DL that is oozing with potential. 
  4. New York Giants: Andrew Thomas, Georgia (OT): I gave Isaiah Simmons consideration here, but the Giants have no choice other than to protect their franchise quarterback. Thomas is powerful, aggressive and starts day one giving Daniel Jones much needed time to pass. 
  5. Miami Dolphins:Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama (QB): Even with injury risks, Tua’s upside is too good to pass up on. Miami needs to start their future somewhere, and it begins with one of the most accurate passers in all of CFB. 
  6. LA Chargers: Justin Herbert, Oregon (QB): Even though Tyrod Taylor will likely be the incumbent starter going into next season, the Chargers are too talented to be picking this high in the future. As a result, they nab a big, mobile quarterback with all the tools you want in your future franchise quarterback. 
  7. Carolina Panthers: Isaiah Simmons, Clemson (LB): With the unexpected loss of Luke Keuchly, the Panthers need to fill that void with a guy who can do it all. Enter Simmons, the 6’4” 238 lb. Linebacker/Safety hybrid who can hit as hard as a DL and run as fast as a DB.  
  8. Arizona Cardinals: Jedrick Wills, Alabama (OT): A dark horse in the NFC west, I hope they mess this pick upbut grabbing an offensive tackle here gives Kyler Murray a complete offense around him. Wills is aggressive, tough and would slot at the right tackle position immediately. He only gave up one sack last season. 
  9. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jeff Okudah, Ohio State (CB): This would be a steal. After the loss of Ramsey, the Jags need a long corner to help keep the defense intact. Enter Okudah, a 6’1” corner who did not commit a single holding or pass interference last season. 
  10. Cleveland Browns: Mekhi Becton, Louisville (OT): Joe Thomas said he wants the Browns to draft Becton. Who am I to argue with a HOF OT. A massive human who has no business being this agile, he has long arms and is ready to play from day one.  
  11. New York Jets: Tristan Wirfs, Iowa (OT): With Sam Darnold developing nicely, it’s time for him to get some protection (no pun intended). In a deep WR class, the Jets can afford to take a WR later, but not a tackle. Wirfs is plug and play for a team that allowed 52 sacks. 
  12. Las Vegas Raiders: Cee Dee Lamb, Oklahoma (WR): Raiders need a play-making wideout and Mayock gets his guy. Lamb has a big catch radius but what he does after the catch should put him in line for offensive rookie of the year.  
  13. San Francisco 49ers: Henry Ruggs III, Alabama (WR): This was 50/50 between Ruggs and Jeudy, but I believe the team needs an explosive play-maker opposite DeeboRuggs can not only take the tops off of defenses, but he features some of the strongest hands in football, finishing the season with only one drop. 
  14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Ezra Cleveland, Boise State (OT): Some might say this is early but with Tom Brady,you need to protect him. Cleveland is one of my favorite tackles. He’s a  jack of all trades, with adequate size, strength, smarts and athleticism.  
  15. Denver Broncos: C.J. Henderson, Florida (CB): After the loss of Chris Harris, the Broncos need a CB who can fill in some big shoes. Although Henderson mostly played outside, he’s still a physically dominant corner who can win one-on-one match-ups with his size and length. 
  16. Atlanta Falcons: JavonKinlaw, South Carolina (DT): Mammoth defensive lineman to pair with Grady Jarrett. Kinlaw will stop the run and continue to develop his pass rush and consistency under defensive minded coach Dan Quinn. 
  17. Dallas Cowboys: K’Lavon Chaisson, LSU (DE): If he hadn’t torn his ACL in 2018, he’d probably be a top-10 pick. Nonetheless, the Cowboys replace Robert Quinn with a DE who has the fastest first step in the draft class. He adds speed and length to a DL that needs someone to offset Demarcus Lawrence. 
  18. Miami Dolphins: Josh Jones, Houston (OT): They grabbed their franchise quarterback earlier and here they address one of the weakest offensive lines in football. Jones has all the physical tools but still needs some development, he has time on his side in Miami. 
  19. Oakland Raiders: Patrick Queen, LSU (LB): Although slightly undersized (6’1”, 227 lbs.) Queen is a high-IQ, tackling machine that would add solid play to a defense that lacked good linebacker play.
  20. Jacksonville Jaguars: Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma (LB): The rebuild of a once formidable defense continues for Duval. Murray is a sideline to sideline linebacker who has very good speed, he’ll form a strong duo with Myles Jack. 
  21. Philadelphia Eagles: Jerry Jeudy, Alabama (WR): Arguably the biggest steal in the first round, Jeudy brings nothing but technical skill to a team that featured the worst play from wide receivers in all of the NFL. Jeudy can help bring the Eagles back to the playoffs. 
  22. Minnesota Vikings: Kristian Fulton, LSU (CB): There are some off field questions,but on the field,Fulton is a sticky man coverage corner who plays with swagger and physicality that Mike Zimmer likes. Losing Trae Waynes and Xavier Rhodes has left the Vikings thin at corner.  
  23. New England Patriots: Justin Jefferson, LSU (WR): Contemplated Jordan Love, but I think Belichick likes Jarrett Stidham enough to give him some weapons. Jefferson is arguably the safest WR a team can draft, as he features deep speed, strong hands, and steady route running a team would absolutely love.
  24. New Orleans Saints: Jordan Love, Utah State (QB): Drew Brees was very close to retiring and Taysom Hill is not the answer no matter how much the media tells us he is. Jordan Love was very good in 2018, he had no help in 2019. He made bad decisions on and off the field, Sean Payton will give him time and the coaching he needs to go with all the raw talent. 
  25. Minnesota Vikings, Xavier McKinney, Alabama (S): The “Star” player in Nick Saban’s defense, McKinney would fill the void left by former safety Anthony Harris. He may not have top-end safety speed; however, he can still play the same position that Harris did, with a lot more flexibility and upside as well. 
  26. Miami Dolphins: AJ Epenesa, Iowa (DE): A bigathletic defensive end in the Patriot mold. Although not extremely polished, he provides rush versatility which Brian Flores will covet. 
  27. Seattle Seahawks: Yetur-Gross Matos, Penn State (DE): Assuming they don’t bring back Clowney, Matos would fill a hole for a team that has lacked a pass-rush since the legion of boom days. 
  28. Baltimore Ravens: Cesar Ruiz, Michigan (IOL): He can play center or guard for the Ravens. A smart lineman who’s comfortable in both run and pass blocking, he could likely fill the void left by former star guard Marshal Yanda, who retired at 35 years old. 
  29. Tennessee Titans, Jeff Gladney, TCU (CB): Plagued by poor CB play, the Titans need a corner opposite Adoree’ Jackson who can win man match-ups and be shutdown. Gladney may be physically small (6’0”,183 lbs.), but he’s sticky enough in man coverage and comps to Jaire Alexander. Both parties would be very happy with this. 
  30. Green Bay Packers: Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma (DT): After getting pulverized by the 49ers run gamethe Pack know their defensive line needs some fresh run stoppers and they get one here.  
  31. San Francisco 49ers, Isaiah Wilson, Georgia (OT): In a no-trade back scenario, the 49ers get their RT of the future assuming they move McGlinchey to LT. At 6’7” 340 lbs., Wilson is almost a carbon-copy of former tackle Trent Brown. He would sit one year until Joe Staley calls it quits.
  32. Kansas City Chiefs: AJ Terrell, Clemson (CB): A long, rangy corner who aside from his bad showing in the championship game, had a solid season. The Chiefs know they have to build the defense to take some pressure off Patrick Mahomes.