This mock draft is a mixture of rumors on the wide web and what i would do if i were picking for those teams. There will be a number of trades by the time we hit the draft in Nashville but till then my mocks will remain trade free.
Cardinals 1. Kyler Murray, QB : all signs right now point to GM Steve Keim providing his new head coach Kliff Kingsbury with the quarterback he recruited throughout his college career. Murray is exciting and throws a pretty ball, his dynamic style should fill seats this season. However this move is a head-scratcher for a number of reasons but i can’t complain about the outcome.
49ers 2. Nick Bosa, EDGE : 49ers fans everywhere rejoice. A budding defense gets a scary weapon on the edge.
Jets 3. Jawaan Taylor, OT : it’s simple, you protect the future of your franchise. Jawaan Taylor has the size, athleticism and nastiness needed to be Darnold’s protector for years.
Raiders 4. Josh Allen, EDGE: Gruden traded Khalil Mack away and now his defense can’t disrupt anybody. Josh Allen has growing to do he’ll have time and patience from the Raiders.
Buccaneers 5. Andre Dillard, OT: if Jameis Winston is the future here give him help, Bruce Arians loves the vertical passing attack which requires adequate time in the pocket. Dillard is an impressive pass protector with upside.
Giants 6. Devin White, LB: Dave Gettleman drafted Luke Keuchly so he won’t be afraid to take a linebacker this high. Devin white is a leader and a tone setter.
Jaguars 7. Dwayne Haskins, QB: Everybody keeps saying the Jaguars should sign Nick Foles, but I believe if they want to keep their window open they should take advantage of a decent quarterback prospect on a rookie contract. Haskins is a bit Raw but he has the size, arm talent and smarts to succeed.
Lions 8. Montez Sweat, EDGE: Ziggy Ansah most likely walks, Bob Quinn adds a freakish defensive end to an already stout front-seven.
Bills 9. Quinnen Williams, IDL: Protecting Josh Allen is key, also giving him weapons should be paramount but when a surefire star falls to you on draft night you draft him. Quinnen Williams will help Buffalo immediately.
Broncos 10. Greedy Williams, CB: press corner with speed and length. Losing Talib and probably Bradley Roby leaves this secondary thin, Vic Fangio will want to sure this group up.
Bengals 11. Jonah Williams, OT: Tackle, guard or center the Bengals need help along their offensive line in a tough division. Jonah Williams can step in at three spots immediately.
Packers 12. Brian Burns, EDGE: Clay Matthews is getting old and it’s time to give Aaron Rodgers a legitimate defense he can rely on. This starts with speedy sack artist Brian Burns.
Dolphins 13. Rashan Gary, EDGE: Dolphins get their Trey Flowers, who incidentally is a free agent. Cameron Wake is gone and this defense needs a new leader, up steps Rashan Gary.
Falcons 14. Ed Oliver, IDL: Grady Jarrett got tagged but a long term deal might not get done so Thomas Dimitroff plans for the future. Ed Oliver will thrive with Dan Quinn.
Redskins 15. D.K. Metcalf, WR : physical specimen with blazing speed. Although they have questions at quarterback Washington finds Metcalf too good to pass up.
Panthers 16. Cody Ford, IOL: Cam Newton needs some protection, Ford is tough and physical he can start at Tackle or step inside to replace Andrew Norwell who left last season.
Browns 17. Christian Wilkins, IDL: A leader with high football IQ to help take the Browns defense up a notch. Wilkins is solid against the run and has pass rush uspide.
Vikings 18. Garrett Bradbury, IOL: any offensive lineman will do. You can’t pay Kirk Cousins a truck load of money and let him take a pounding behind an average offensive line.
Titans 19. T.J. Hockenson, TE: any offensive weapon to help Mariota, the Titans offense has been pedestrian long enough. Hockenson is a fantastic blocker who can catch the ball consistently.
Steelers 20. DeAndre Baker, CB: secondary help is needed for what feels like the fifth straight year. Baker is a physical and sticky corner that will step in to make an immediate impact for Steeler nation.
Seahawks 21. Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S: Future HOF safety Earl Thomas leaves so the Seahawks add a good safety prospect to fill the void.
Ravens 22. Hakeem Butler, WR: It’s Lamar Jackson time in Baltimore so they add a huge target with impressive catch radius and speed to stretch the field.
Texans 23. Dalton Risner, OT: Deshaun Watson is the most hit quarterback in football, partly as a result of being a runner but mostly because his offensive line is putrid. Risner can step in anywhere on their line to provide relief.
Raiders 24. Noah Fant, TE: Jarred Cook had a huge season for the Raiders but he’s aging so Mike Mayock adds an athletic tightend with track speed who will help Derek Carr.
Eagles 25. Jerry Tillery, IDL: a near perfect roster managed by a smart man in Howie Roseman. They allowed Timmy Jernigan to hit free agency so another big body to pair with Fletcher Cox. Tillery can play the run and rush the passer effectively.
Colts 26. A.J. Brown, WR: With the Colts quickly becoming one of the better teams in the AFC Chris Ballard adds another playmaker. AJ Brown, Eric Ebron and TY Hilton gives Andrew Luck an arsenal which could put him in MVP conversations.
Raiders 27. Devin Bush Jr , LB: just a bad roster with a huge need at linebacker, plug Devin Bush in there for the next 8 years.
Chargers 28. Drew Lock, QB: There is a need at interior defensive line but adding a young passer behind Phillip Rivers while still remaining a playoff team is a genius move. Drew Lock is raw and needs to make improvements, he’ll learn from an all time great.
Cheifs 29. Byron Murphy, CB: I contemplated adding an edge rusher here because of the rumors of Dee Ford being tagged and traded. Add the Justin Houston rumors and I’m starting to believe the chiefs want to win games by basketball scores. However adding Steve Spagnuolo and Byron Murphy could help them, Murphy is a really good corner that fits what they do.
Packers 30. Clelin Ferrell, EDGE: Earlier I told you the Packers needed to help take some pressure off Rodgers well they doubled up on edge rushers here hoping to make this defense a top-10 unit immediately.
Rams 31. Nasir Adderley, S: John Johnson is an exciting young safety and Lamarcus Joyner is probably gone, so the Rams address their secondary with another good safety in Adderley who excelled at the Senior Bowl.
32 Patriots. Johnathan Abram, S: Patrick Chung went off injured in the Super Bowl and he’s 31 years old. The Patriots have a ton of draft capital, so they address the safety position early in a shallow class. Abram is a thumper who’ll add swag and fear to this defense.