Mock Draft 2.0

March 26, 2019

I put this together based on team needs and my personal liking to how the player fits with the team that drafted him. This mock draft was put together after the NFL combine.

  1. Arizona Cardinals- Who they will select: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

Who they could select: Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio St.

Analysis: Murray fits Coach Kliff Kingsbury’s offense much better than incumbent quarterback, Josh Rosen. Bosa could add a much-needed pass rush to the Cardinals’ defense.

  1. San Francisco 49ers- Who they will select: Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio St.

Who they could select: Josh Allen, OLB, Kentucky

Analysis: If for some reason the Cardinals pass on Murray and take Bosa instead, the 49ers get Allen who will rush the quarterback. Don’t look for that to happen as Coach Kyle Shanahan gets the top-ranked edge rusher in the draft.

  1. New York Jets- Who they will select: Josh Allen, OLB, Kentucky

Who they could select: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama

Analysis: While Williams would be excellent clogging running lanes in the middle of the field, the Jets could better use Allen rushing the passer after free agent Anthony Barr decided to remain in Minnesota..

  1. Oakland Raiders- Who they will select: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama

Who they could select: Rashaan Gary, DE, Michigan

Analysis: While the Raiders need to improve on their 13 sacks from a year ago, Williams is too dominant against the run to pass up.

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Who they will select: Devin White, ILB, LSU

Who they could select: Rashaan Gary, DE, Michigan

Analysis: Middle linebacker Kwon Alexander bolted in free agency and White would fit the bill as an excellent replacement in the middle of the Bucs’ linebacker core.

  1. New York Giants- Who they will select: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio St.

Who they could select: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

Analysis: The Giants need to draft the heir apparent to quarterback Eli Manning. If a team jumps the Giants, they may trade down and still try to secure Lock.

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars- Who they will select: Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida

Who they could select: Jonah Williams, OL, Alabama

Analysis: Look for the Jaguars to protect their investment in new quarterback Nick Foles. Taylor moved ahead of Williams after the combine, but Williams would be a good consolation if Taylor is gone.

  1. Detroit Lions- Who they will select: Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi St.

Who they could select: Brian Burns, DE, Florida St.

Analysis: The Lions can use an edge rusher to play opposite free agent signee Trey Flowers. While Burns had an excellent combine, Sweat gets the nod after a running a 4.41 40 yard time.

  1. Buffalo Bills- Who they will select: TJ Hockensen, TE, Iowa

Who they could select: Jonah Williams, OL, Alabama

Analysis: Williams believes he can play left tackle in the NFL despite skeptics mentioning his small hands that were measured at the combine being better suited to play inside rather than outside. Hockensen moved to the top-rated tight end after the combine and would give the Bills a nice 1-2 punch with Tyler Kroft.

  1. Denver Broncos- Who they will select: Jonah Williams, OL, Alabama

Who they could select: Devin Bush, ILB, Michigan

Analysis: GM John Elway drafts Williams to play guard after Matt Paradis left via free agency. Bush can play all three linebacker positions and would breathe fresh air into a stagnant Broncos’ defense.

  1. Cincinnati Bengals- Who they will select: Devin Bush, ILB, Michigan

Who they could select: Rashaan Gary, DE, Michigan

Analysis: Bush is drafted to a porous Bengals’ defense in need of playmakers after the release of Vontaze Burfict.

  1. Green Bay Packers- Who they will select: D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss

Who they could select: Noah Fant, TE, Iowa

Analysis: Metcalf was a workout wonder at the combine and has the potential to be a superstar. If Metcalf is gone, Fant could be an upgrade over Jimmy Graham who has fallen quicker than the Titanic.

  1. Miami Dolphins- Who they will select: Cody Ford, OL, Oklahoma

Who they could select:.Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

Analysis: While the Dolphins need a quarterback of the future, Ryan Fitzpatrick can hold down the fort for a few years. Ford can help bolster the Dolphins’ offensive line.

  1. Atlanta Falcons- Who they will select: Brian Burns, DE, Florida St

Who they could select: Rashaan Gary, DE, Michigan

Analysis: Atlanta needs some help rushing the passer and Burns or Gary would fit the bill.

  1. Washington Redskins- Who they will select: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

Who they could select: Rashaan Gary, DE, Michigan

Analysis: If Lock is still available, the Redskins pull the trigger. If not, Gary is the edge rusher left to replace Preston Smith who is now a Green Bay Packer.

  1. Carolina Panthers- Who they will select: Rashaan Gary, DE, Michigan

Who they could select:Clelin Ferrell, Edge, Clemson

Analysis: Carolina has many holes to fill, but head coach Ron Rivera is a former defensive coach who knows a good pass rush leads to a dynamic defense. Either Gary or Ferrell are the pick here.

  1. New York Giants- Who they will select: Ed Oliver, DT, Houston

Who they could select: Clelin Ferrell, Edge, Clemson

Analysis: Much like the Panthers, the Giants have many holes to upgrade on their roster. The Giants get a top ten talent in Oliver to rebuild their interior d-line. There is a possibility the Giants go with an edge rusher to replace Olivier Vernon.

  1. Minnesota Vikings- Who they will select: Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson

Who they could select: Clelin Ferrell, Edge, Clemson

Analysis: The Vikings get to pick from two players coming off a national championship victory. Both players would be excellent additions to the Vikings defensive line.

  1. Tennessee Titans- Who they will select: Christian Wilkins, DL, Clemson

Who they could select: Clelin Ferrell, Edge, Clemson

Analysis: Ferrell is still on the board and could be paired on the edge opposite last year’s first-round pick, Harold Landry. Wilkins gets the nod as he can be paired with Jurrell Casey to clog the middle of their defensive line.

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers- Who they will select: Clelin Ferrell, Edge, Clemson

Who they could select: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU

Analysis: The Steelers will add another receiver later in the draft to replace Antonio Brown. Ferrell can add talent to an inconsistent pass rush. Williams would add depth to an aging cornerback corps.

  1. Seattle Seahawks- Who they will select: Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa St.

Who they could select: Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama

Analysis: Thompson would replace the departed Earl Thomas. However, head coach Pete Carroll likes to add playmakers to his offense. Butler will help the receivers’ group especially with injuries to Doug Baldwin.

  1. Baltimore Ravens- Who they will select: N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona St.

Who they could select: Kelvin Harmon, WR, NC State

Analysis: The remaining receiving group has a combined 81 career catches. The Ravens have their pick of the next two best available receivers to help second-year signal caller Lamar Jackson.

  1. Houston Texans- Who they will select: Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama

Who they could select: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU

Analysis: The Texans look to fill holes left in their secondary from free agency.

  1. Oakland Raiders- Who they will select: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia

Who they could select: Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama

Analysis: Head coach Jon Gruden has upgraded many positions this offseason. Baker would be a strong addition to the secondary while Jacobs gives them a running back with very little tread on his tires from college with only 300 career carries at Alabama.

  1. Philadelphia Eagles- Who they will select: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU

Who they could select: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington

Analysis: Look for the Eagles to draft a corner after letting Ronald Darby walk.

  1. Indianapolis Colts- Who they will select: Kelvin Harmon, WR, NC State

Who they could select: Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi St.

Analysis: Harmon gives quarterback Andrew Luck another weapon on the outside. Abram adds depth in the secondary to accommodate for a pass-heavy league.

  1. Oakland Raiders- Who they will select: Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama

Who they could select: Irv Smith, Jr., TE, Alabama

Analysis: The Raiders wait on Jacobs at 24 and get him three picks later. Smith would be another outlet for quarterback Derek Carr.

  1. Los Angeles Chargers- Who they will select: Andre Dillard, OT, Washington St.

Who they could select: Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi St.

Analysis: The Chargers need to provide further protection for Philip Rivers if he is to appear in a Super Bowl before he retires. Abram would pair well with Derwin James at the safety position.

  1. Kansas City Chiefs- Who they will select: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington

Who they could select: Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi St

Analysis: The Chiefs seem to be letting players walk like crazy. Both Murphy and Abram would fit defensive areas of need.

  1. Green Bay Packers- Who they will select: Noah Fant, TE, Iowa

Who they could select: Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi St

Analysis: The Packers strike gold adding a WR and TE to the game’s top quarterback.

  1. Los Angeles Rams- Who they will select:.Garrett Bradbury, C/G, North Carolina St.

Who they could select: Trayvon Mullen, CB, Clemson

Analysis: Bradbury fills a void left after John Sullivan left via free agency. Mullen would provide much-needed help to the Rams’ secondary.

  1. New England Patriots- Who they will select: Irv Smith, Jr., TE, Alabama

Who they could select: Chase Winovich, Edge, Michigan

Analysis: While Smith seems the obvious choice to replace recently retired Rob Gronkowski, Winovich is a typical Belichick pick.

And that’s as I see it!

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