NFL Mock Draft One Week Away

  1. Bengals Select Joe Burrow QB LSU
  2. Redskins Select Chase Young EDGE Ohio State
  3. Lions Select Jeff Okudah CB Ohio State
  4. Giants Select Jedrick Wills OT Alabama
  5. Dolphins Select Justin Herbert QB Oregon
  6. Chargers Select Tua Tagovailoa QB Alabama
  7. Panthers Isaiah Simmons ATH Clemson
  8. Cardinals Derrick Brown DT Auburn
  9. Jaguars TRADE the 9th pick to the Broncos for the 15th pick, 46th pick, and a 3rd round pick in 2021. Broncos select Henry Ruggs WR Alabama
  10. Browns Tristan Wirts OL Iowa
  11. Jets Mekhi Becton OT Louisville
  12. Raiders CeeDee Lamb WR Oklahoma
  13. 49ers Jerry Jeudy WR Alabama
  14. Buccaneers Andrew Thomas OT Georgia
  15. Jaguars CJ Henderson CB Florida
  16. Falcons Javon Kinlaw DT South Carolina
  17. Cowboys K’Lavon Chaisson EDGE LSU
  18. Dolphins D’Andre Swift RB Georgia
  19. Raiders TRADE the 19th pick to the Ravens for the 28th pick and the 60th pick. Ravens select Kenneth Murray LB Oklahoma
  20. Jaguars Patrick Queen LB LSU
  21. Eagles Justin Jefferson WR LSU
  22. Vikings Brandon Aiyuk WR Arizona State
  23. Patriots Jordan Love QB Utah State
  24. Saints Yetur Gross-Matos EDGE Penn State
  25. Vikings Jeff Gladney CB TCU
  26. Dolphins Josh Jones OT Houston
  27. Seahawks AJ Epenesa DL Seahawks
  28. Raiders AJ Terrell CB Clemson
  29. Titans Kristian Fulton CB LSU
  30. Packers Austin Jackson OT USC
  31. 49ers TRADE the 31st pick and Marquise Goodwin to the Giants for the 36th pick and the 99th pick. Giants select Antoine Winfield Jr. S Minnesota
  32. Chiefs Cesar Ruiz IOL Michigan
  33. Bengals Isaiah Wilson OL Georgia
  34. Colts Jalen Hurts QB Oklahoma
  35. Lions Xavier McKinney S Alabama
  36. 49ers Jaylon Johnson CB Utah
  37. Chargers Jonathan Taylor RB Wisconsin
  38. Panthers Lloyd Cushenberry OL LSU
  39. Dolphins Denzel Mims WR Baylor
  40. Texans Marlon Davidson DE Auburn
  41. Browns Zack Baun OLB Wisconsin
  42. Jaguars Laviska Shenault WR Colorado
  43. Bears Noah Igbinoghene CB Auburn
  44. Colts Tee Higgins WR Clemson
  45. Buccaneers Clyde Edwards-Helaire RB LSU
  46. Jaguars Jeremy Chinn ATH Southern Illinois
  47. Falcons Jonathan Taylor RB Wisconsin
  48. Jets Michael Pittman WR USC
  49. Steelers Chase Claypool ATH Notre Dame
  50. Bears Ezra Cleveland OT Boise State
  51. Cowboys Trevon Diggs CB Alabama
  52. Rams JK Dobbins RB Ohio State
  53. Eagles Grant Delpit S LSU
  54. Bills Terrell Lewis EDGE Alabama
  55. Ravens Lynn Bowden ATH Kentucky
  56. Dolphins Kyle Dugger S Lenoir-Rhyne
  57. Rams Josh Uche LB Michigan
  58. Vikings Cam Dantzler CB Mississippi State
  59. Seahawks Ashtyn Davis S California
  60. Raiders Ross Blacklock DT TCU
  61. Titans Lucas Niang OT TCU
  62. Packers Jalen Reagor WR TCU
  63. Chiefs Cam Akers RB Florida State
  64. Seahawks Darnay Holmes CB UCLA

 

1. Bengals get one of the best quarterbacks to come out of the draft in the past 25 years. Joe Burrow is confident and he just has some type of "IT" factor to him. The Bengals need to protect their rookie quarterback so they get Isaiah Wilson who is a monster of a person. Two great picks for Cincinnati if they're trying to build for the future.

2. For the Redskins, this pick is real easy. Chase Young is going to be a pro bowl player from day one and the Redskins strength gets stronger.

3. Lions get two defensive leaders in the secondary. Jeff Okudah is my favorite corner prospect coming out since Jalen Ramsey. Xavier McKinney is a hard hitter and led Nick Saban's defense this year. When I watched Alabama games, he was the player that stood out to me. Both of these guys are totally "Patriot Way" guys.

4. This is the pick I hope the Giants make. The Giants MUST protect Daniel Jones who fumbled what seemed like every game last season. There is no way to hurt a young quarterback's confidence more than having no protection so here the Giants get the best offensive lineman in the draft. With their second pick, they pick the most instinctual player in the draft. Antoine Winfield Jr. looks like he's been watching film since he was three years old. He will be the needed leader of the Giants defense.

5. I am not the biggest fans of the Dolphins picks here. I think Tua Tagovailoa is a way better quarterback than Justin Herbert, but Miami has the worst offensive line in the NFL. Tua Tagovailoa is coming off of a brutal injury and they can't protect him. Justin Herbert reminds me a lot of Ryan Tannehill who was drafted to Miami. This wouldn't be my personal pick, but I think it is going to happen. The next pick I wanted to give them an offensive lineman, but the top four were gone. The Dolphins have a lack of weapons and their number one running back is Patrick Laird. D'Andre Swift is looked at as the number one back in the draft (not by me), so they get their guy with the best vision in the draft. Next they get Josh Jones, the best tackle available. Finally, they get their outside weapon. Denzel Mims is the most raw receiver in the draft this year. He can be either DK Metcalf or Josh Doctson. We saw Devante Parker develop this year and hopefully Mims will be able to as well.

6. I love what the Chargers do here. Tua Tagovailoa and Joe Burrow go hand and hand as the best quarterback in the draft. Tua is dead accurate and I believe this is a better fit than Burrow to the Bengals. With Melvin Gordon, the Chargers need a new running back to carry the load. I love Austin Ekeler, but I don't think he's a number one back. With them drafting Jonathan Taylor, they get a guy who carried the load at Wisconsin and can run the ball between the tackles.

7. I LOVE what the Panthers did with this pick. They lost Luke Kuechly and they need a new "freak" on that defense. Isaiah Simmons is one of my favorite players in this draft and he's a weapon. He can play any defensive position and I genuinely have a man crush on this dude. The Panthers trading away Trai Turner, gives them a huge hole in the interior offensive line. Lloyd Cushenberry has played in the Joe Brady system so he'll be a plug and play guy right away.

8. I have no clue why the Cardinals wouldn't draft Tristan Wirfs here, but everything I've read says they're going Derrick Brown. Brown is another guy who stands out on film. He is a disrupter and that's the number one thing I look for in a defensive tackle. 

9. After trading back the Jaguars still get their guy with CJ Henderson. Henderson is my number two corner and has amazing ball skills and the Jaguars have a lot of holes on their team. Next up they get Patrick Queen who is one of my favorite overall players in the draft. He'll make a great tandem with Myles Jack. While wide receiver isn't the Jaguars biggest need, I think Laviska Shenault is the big play receiver the Jaguars needed. DJ Chark will be their number one receiver, but Shenault gives them a guy who can get the dirty yards after the catch. After Shenault they continue to build their defense and get a guy who can play anywhere with Jeremy Chinn. 

10. Tristan Wirfs falling to the Browns is a perfect situation for them. Wirfs is extremely athletic and will be a perfect opposite to Jack Conklin. Zack Baun will fall a little bit due to his diluted drug test, but the Browns need more linebackers. Baun will go on the outside and help rush the passer.

11. The Jets have a bunch of offensive needs, but first things first they need to protect Sam Darnold and help Le'Veon Bell have a rush longer than 19 yards. I think Bell is one of the most dominant running backs in the NFL, but he needs time to set up blocks so they get one of the most dominant run blockers to come out of college in years. Mekhi Becton is massive and is the first step to rebuilding the Jets offensive line. After that the Jets reunite Sam Darnold and Michael Pittman. Pittman is my favorite sleeper receiver in the draft, and I think this will be huge for the development of Sam Darnold.

12. The Raiders are desperate for a playmaker at wide out and they get one of the best receivers in the draft with CeeDee Lamb. Lamb is the one receiver in the draft who I think can completely take over a football game. He has that Megatron affect. Mike Mayock LOVES Clemson players and AJ Terrell fits the Raiders mold. I don't think Ross Blacklock falls to the late second round, but if he is Mayock will take him in a split second. The Raiders need an interior defensive lineman and Blacklock falls perfectly into their laps.

13. Chris Ballard is a GM that I have a ton of respect for and he knows that he doesn't have a quarterback on his roster who's deal goes into 2021. Jalen Hurts gets a year to sit under Jacoby Brissett and Phillip Rivers and become the next Aaron Rodgers. After that they get Phillip Rivers his "50-50" guy with Tee Higgins. I think Tee Higgins is going to be a great number two receiver in the NFL and will compliment TY Hilton well.

14. The Buccaneers are in win now mode and they're going to need to protect their soon to be 43 year old quarterback. Andrew Thomas is a "sure thing" offensive tackle prospect. The Bucs are in complete win now mode and they get their "James White". Clyde Edwards-Helaire is one of my favorite players in this draft and is so fun to watch. Edwards to the Buccaneers is a dream fit.

15. Courtland Sutton is one of my favorite receivers in the NFL and he needs his robin. Henry Ruggs is the exact opposite version of Sutton and gives Drew Lock a deep threat for his big arm. I think Ruggs is being a little overrated in the pre-draft process, but his ceiling is through the roof.

16. There are rumors that the Falcons might trade up in the first round, but with only 6 picks in the draft and a ton of holes on the defense, they can't afford to trade up. Here they sit pretty and get one of the most tenacious players in the draft. The Falcons have a ton of needs, but Jonathan Taylor just falls right into their lap. A lot of teams have Taylor rated as their number one running backs and to get him in the middle of the second round is a steal.

17. The Cowboys have a few different needs on the defense, but they've been all over K'Lavon Chaisson in the pre-draft process. Chaisson is another boom or bust prospect, but he is athletically gifted and will pair nicely with Demarcus Lawerence. With the loss of Byron Jones, they have a need at corner. They get Trevon Diggs here with this pick to fill that need and he's a guy who some people are mocking him at 17 to the Cowboys in the first round.

18. The Steelers don't have a first round pick, but they are able to grab Chase Claypool in the second round. Claypool is a total Steeler, he can be a big receiver or an athletic tight end. Claypool is a rare athlete and fits perfectly with Pittsburgh.

19. The Bears don't have a first round pick either, but in the second round they are able to grab a corner and an offensive tackle to protect Nick Foles (or who ever is playing quarterback for the Bears). The Bears desperately need a corner on the other side of Kyle Fuller and with Igbinoghene, they get someone who's violent at the line and a track star.

20. In the second round the Rams are able to replace Todd Gurley with my number one running back in this year's draft. JK Dobbins has been slept on the past few months and I couldn't find a single bad game of his this season. He has great vision, but it's his contact balance which is so fun to watch. I could barely sit down watching Dobbin's tape and I love his game. 

21. Justin Jefferson is my favorite player in this entire draft and he brings juice to the Eagles offense. Philly has a new big three with Jefferson, Wentz, and Sanders. In the second round they get a boom or bust prospect with Grant Delpit to take over for the Malcolm Johnson loss. The Eagles get two LSU playmakers to help the team.

22. I feel like the Bills are missing that big time edge presence and without a first round pick, they get the best edge rusher available. The Bills love Alabama players and the fit just makes sense.

23. The Patriots are the biggest wildcard in the draft and Jordan Love just falls perfectly into their laps here. People look at Love as a high ceiling, high floor guy and if any team can turn him into a superstar it would be the Patriots. I'm not as high on love as everyone else is, but he'll compete with Jarrett Stidham for the starting role this year and get to play under Bill Bellichick. 

24. The Saints are really close to being a super bowl team and adding depth on your defensive line can only help. I'm a huge Marcus Davenport fan and competition brings out the best in your players. Dennis Allen can come up with different packages to get Davenport, Gross-Matos, and Jordan all on the field at the same time. I see the Saints going best player available with this pick.

25. The Vikings have gigantic holes at the receiver position and in the secondary. First they get a guy to fill the void Stefon Diggs left. Aiyuk is better after the catch, but he needs to develop as a route runner. I think Aiyuk is a perfect compliment to Adam Thielen. Next up they grab one of my favorite corners, Jeff Gladney. Gladney isn't the biggest guy, but he's feisty and will be able to lock down the opposing team's number one receiver. In the second round they come back and grab another corner. Dantzler is a bigger guy, similar to Xavier Rhodes. He fits the Zimmer build and is a perfect fit in Minnesota.

26. I have no idea what the Texans are trying to do in this draft, but that's just because of the uncertainty with Bill O'Brien. I really like Marlon Davidson and I think he can play all over the line, similar to JJ Watt. He is a guy who JJ can groom and develop into a pro bowl player.

27. The Seahawks need defensive line help and some teams love AJ Epenesa while other's aren't as high. Epenesa can play inside and outside and is a boom or bust prospect. In the second round they grab Darnay Holmes who is one of my favorite sleeper DB's. Holmes is extremely fluid and is a technician. I think the Seahawks would use him as a nickel, but in college he played the outside. This is one of my favorite picks in this mock draft.

28. Eric Decosta is my favorite general manager in the NFL so I just went with the picks I would make. In the first round I have them trading up for Kenneth Murray. Kenneth Murray is your prototypical Raven. His character is phenomenal and he is your new breed type of inside linebacker. Murray is an alpha where ever he goes and I think he's going to help the Ravens make a super bowl run this season. In the second round they grab "the weapon" with Lynn Bowden Jr.. The Ravens don't run a stereotypical offense and Bowden isn't a stereotypical player. Bowden will be used all over the field and will be deadly in the Ravens offense.

29. The Titans have two big needs, corner back and right tackle. With their first pick they grab Kristian Fulton who reminds me a lot of Tre'Davious White. In the next round they get Lucas Niang to replace Jack Conklin. These two picks fill big needs for Tennessee. 

30. The Packers have a hole left from Bryan Bulaga. Austin Jackson is the best tackle available, I'm not as high on Jackson as national media is, but he's a high character guy and fits "the Packer Way". I stll think they need a receiver to compliment Davante Adams, so Devin Duvernay should be a target in round three.

31. The 49ers are in a situation where the perfect fit falls right into their laps. Jerry Jeudy is my number two receiver in this draft and I think he his an all-pro caliber player. Jerry Jeudy reminds me a lot of Odell Beckham Jr. and we know Kyle Shanahan's obsession with OBJ. Jeudy and Samuel will be one of the best young receiving cores next season. The 49ers will definitely trade out with their next pick and they need a corner who will replace Richard Sherman in the next few years. Jaylon Johnson will be able to develop and compete with Emmanuel Moseley.

32. The Chiefs are another team that I can see trading out, but if they stick and pick Cesar Ruiz is a perfect option. Protecting Mahomes should be Brett Veach's goal. I can also see the Chiefs going with a wildcard like Clyde Edwards-Helaire or Jonathan Taylor. If they don't go RB in round one, they can get Cam Akers in round two. He's not going to be a guy that carries the ball 20 times a game, but he can be a guy Patrick Mahomes dumps the ball off to. Akers and Williams are similar and that would be a good one-two punch in Kansas City.

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