Stephen D’Alesio’s Early 2023 NFL Draft Top 50 Big Board

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The 2023 NFL Draft is shaping up to be a great one, not just because there’s a good possibility that more than one quarterback might get selected in the first round, but because of the sheer talent that it’s set to have available. Elite defensive stars, playmaking wide receivers, solid talent on the offensive line, and game-changing quarterbacks to name a few positions. But who are the best players as of now heading into next years NFL Draft? Well, I believe this Top 50 Big Board should help you get to know some these guys better heading into the 2023 NFL Draft. Without further adieu, here is my early Top 50 Big Board for the 2023 NFL Draft.

 

  1. Will Anderson, EDGE, Alabama
  2. Bryce Young, QB, Alabama
  3. CJ Stroud, QB, Ohio State
  4. Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State
  5. Jalen Carter, DL, Georgia
  6. Jordan Addison, WR, USC
  7. Keele Ringo, CB, Georgia
  8. Bryan Bresee, DT, Clemson
  9. Paris Johnson, OT, Ohio State
  10. Eli Ricks, CB, Alabama
  11. Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame
  12. Myles Murphy, EDGE, Clemson
  13. Noah Sewell, LB, Oregon
  14. Kayshon Boutte, WR, LSU
  15. Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas
  16. Will Levis, QB, Kentucky
  17. Joey Porter Jr., CB, Penn State
  18. Trenton Simpson, LB, Clemson
  19. Nolan Smith, EDGE, Georgia
  20. BJ Ojulari, EDGE, LSU
  21. Tyler Van Dyke, QB, Miami
  22. Peter Skoronski, OT, Northwestern
  23. Josh Downs, WR, North Carolina
  24. Isaiah Foskey, EDGE, Notre Dame
  25. Malachi Moore, CB/S, Alabama
  26. Cam Smith, CB, South Carolina
  27. Marvin Mims, WR, Oklahoma
  28. Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida
  29. Jordan Battle, S, Alabama
  30. Brandon Joseph, S, Notre Dame
  31. Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU
  32. Zion Nelson, OT, Miami
  33. Jarrett Patterson, OL, Notre Dame
  34. Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama
  35. Henry To’oTo’o, LB, Alabama
  36. Derick Hall, EDGE, Auburn
  37. Jalen Catalon, S, Arkansas
  38. Arik Gilbert, TE, Georgia
  39. Tony Grimes, CB, North Carolina
  40. Ryan Hayes, OT, Michigan
  41. Clark Phillips III, CB, Utah
  42. Dontay Demus, WR, Maryland
  43. Antonio Johnson, S, Texas A&M
  44. Gervon Dexter, DL, Florida
  45. Phil Jurkovec, QB, Boston College
  46. Zach Evans, RB, Ole Miss
  47. Byron Young, DL, Alabama
  48. Anton Harrison, OT, Oklahoma
  49. Rakim Jarrett, WR, Maryland
  50. Broderick Jones, OT Georgia

Stephen D’Alesio’s Early 2023 NFL Mock Draft

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With many rookies from the 2022 NFL Draft signing deals and participating in offseason workouts, it has us wondering about what the 2023 NFL Draft will look like. This is an early take, but it’s never too early to start realizing who the stars of tomorrow could be. With that said, here’s an early 2023 mock draft to get you realizing about some of these stars.

 

  1. Seattle Seahawks: Bryce Young, QB, Alabama: Trading away star QB Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos and bringing in Drew Lock isn’t an ideal scenario for Seattle’s QB situation. Getting the first pick and drafting Bryce Young wouldn’t be a bad idea for a team looking to get back to the postseason.
  2. Houston Texans: Will Anderson, EDGE, Alabama: Could Davis Mills be a solution to the Texans QB situation? If so, the Texans could go with Will Anderson here, giving them an edge rusher it hasn’t had since JJ Watt and Jadeveon Clowney.
  3. Detroit Lions: CJ Stroud, QB, Ohio State: Similar to the situation the Seahawks have, trading away their star QB for a decent stopgap isn’t the best thing for any team long-term. Ohio State QBs haven’t had the best success in the NFL. Stroud could change that narrative here.
  4. Carolina Panthers: Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State: No matter who the QB of the Panthers is going forward, they need some recievers to bring the ball down field. Smith-Njigba won’t solve all their problems, but he will help out a lot with the Panthers WR group.
  5. Atlanta Falcons: Jalen Carter, DL, Georgia: The Falcons look nothing like the team that brought them to the Super Bowl, so help on either side of the ball will be welcomed. With the graduation of numerous Georgia defenders in the 2022 NFL Draft, Carter has the chance to carry on the strong Georgia tradition of defensive studs, and he could find himself going with a high pick next year.
  6. Chicago Bears: Paris Johnson, OT, Ohio State: Protecting Justin Fields and improving his development should be a top priority for the Bears. Getting Jackson would address that need tremendously for the Bears.
  7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jordan Addison, WR, USC : Helping out Trevor Lawrence means getting him guys who can catch the ball. Jordan Addison can be the guy who helps Trevor Lawrence become elite, plus it wouldn’t be a bad WR group with him and Christian Kirk receiving the ball.
  8. Pittsburgh Steelers: Kelee Ringo, CB, Georgia: The departure of Joe Haden will leave a hole at secondary to be filled. Kelee Ringo has a lot of potential to become the next biggest star to come from Georgia, and the Steelers should take him if he is available.
  9. New York Jets: Bryan Breesee, DT, Clemson: Drafting Jermaine Johnson for the edge was a major victory for the Jets, but the interior defensive line is still facing question marks. Enter Bryan Breese, who should make the defensive line more of a strength than a liability.
  10. New York Giants: Joey Porter Jr., CB, Penn State: The questions will remain at QB for the Giants, but the departure of James Bradberry should have the Giants looking for a solid replacement. Porter Jr. should put the secondary concerns to a halt for the Giants.
  11. Las Vegas Raiders: Noah Sewell, LB, Oregon: The Raiders linebacking core needs a run stopper and defender it can rely on. Sewell fits the Raiders with his ability to be a difference maker on defense, something that the Raiders have needed for a while.
  12. Washington Commanders: Eli Ricks, CB, Alabama: Another team with questions regarding their secondary unit, the Commanders will be looking for an upgrade. Eli Ricks had a great season for Alabama, and another great season should have the Commanders looking to Ricks to improve the secondary.
  13. Miami Dolphins: Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas: Robinson could be the first running back selected in this class, and the Dolphins would be an ideal fit for him. Mostert and Edmonds have injury concerns, and the Dolphins should look at Robinson if they want a first-string running back.
  14. Indianapolis Colts: Tyler Van Dyke, QB, Miami: The QB carousel that the Colts have dealt with since Andrew Luck retired needs to stop. The Colts need a long-term solution at quarterback, and Van Dyke could be the answer to their QB situation.
  15. Minnesota Vikings: Myles Murphy, EDGE, Clemson: Having Danielle Hunter and Za’Darius Smith already gives the Vikings a solid edge rushing pair. But long-term, it may not happen. Murphy adresses the concerns of the edge rusher for the Vikings, and gives them a solid player to build with.
  16. Philadelphia Eagles (via New Orleans Saints): Will Levis, QB, Kentucky: The Jalen Hurts project may be finished if he doesn’t produce for the Eagles this season. Should the Eagles move on from Hurts, Levis could step in Day 1 for them.
  17. Houston Texans (via Cleveland Browns): Peter Skoronski, OT, Northwestern: Davis Mills is going to need some protection, and Skoronski can provide that to him and the Texans offense. A physically imposing guy on the offensive line, he could help the Texans put points on the board.
  18. New England Patriots: Kayshon Boutte, WR, LSU: Getting Mac Jones some help at wide reciever would be an ideal situation for the Patriots to explore. Boutte has proven to score touchdowns at LSU, and the Patriots would love to have him catch passes from Jones for touchdowns.
  19. Miami Dolphins (via San Francisco 49ers): Malachi Moore, CB/S, Alabama: Simply put, Moore is versatile in the secondary, and putting him against some up-and-comers in the competitive AFC East should help the Dolphins on defense.
  20. Dallas Cowboys: Nolan Smith, EDGE, Georgia: The Cowboys defensive line is getting older and they could use some youth to keep their defense elite. Smith has the tools to help out the Cowboys for the long-term.
  21. Tennessee Titans: Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame: The Titans have needed a tight end for quite some time, and Michael Mayer is a guy the Titans should want. He has improved since his freshman year at Notre Dame, and will be a name to watch during the draft.
  22. Arizona Cardinals: Derick Hall, EDGE, Auburn: JJ Watt and Markus Golden are great for the Cardinals, but don’t expect them to be there long-term. A strong season from Hall could see him finding a new home in Arizona should the Cardinals want to add youth to their defense.
  23. Baltimore Ravens: Josh Downs, WR, North Carolina: Trading “Hollywood” Brown at the draft this year has left Lamar Jackson looking for a new wide reciever to work with. Getting Downs would surely help out Jackson with a new wide reciever to work with, whether on short or deep passes.
  24. Seattle Seahawks (via Denver Broncos): BJ Ojulari, EDGE, LSU: The Seahawks filled up their first need with the first pick, so don’t be surprised if they fill in another major need on the defensive line with this pick. Ojulari would help out the Seahawks with his decisiveness and speed on defense.
  25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida: If Kyle Trask isn’t ready to start for the Buccaneers when Tom Brady retires, the Buccaneers could go with the local QB star from Florida. He’s got a similar build to Cam Newton when he was drafted, and plays identical to him. This should entice Tampa Bay to get him.
  26. Cincinnati Bengals: Arik Gilbert, TE, Georgia: CJ Uzomah leaving the Bengals leaves a hole that Joe Burrow wants to have filled. Gilbert has the size and the hands to be Burrows next favorite offensive weapon.
  27. Philadelphia Eagles: Cam Smith, CB, South Carolina: James Bradberry could be in Philadelphia for only one year, so having someone at cornerback for the long haul would be beneficial. Cam Smith can be a long-term solution to the Eagles secondary concerns.
  28. Los Angeles Chargers: Trenton Simpson, LB, Clemson: The addition of Khalil Mack is a major improvement to the Chargers defense, but he’s getting old and the defense could use some youth. Getting Simpson wouldn’t be a bad idea, and having Mack mentor him would be a major win all around for the Chargers.
  29. Green Bay Packers: Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU: The departure of Davante Adams leaves a major hole to be filled, but Johnston can fill that need. He’s got the size and he can find the endzone, two things that made Devante Adams great in Green Bay.
  30. Kansas City Chiefs: Marvin Mims, WR, Oklahoma: Patrick Mahomes needs a wide reciever to throw too now that Tyreek Hill is on the Dolphins. Mims is fast, and can put up big numbers, which should be a great fit if the Chiefs want to give Patrick Mahomes another option on offense.
  31. Detroit Lions (via Los Angeles Rams): Jordan Battle, S, Alabama: If the Lions want to revitalize their secondary, Battle would be a good place to start for them. He can tackle, create turnovers, and defend passes like a pro. The Lions should get him if he’s available.
  32. Buffalo Bills: Henry To’oTo’o, LB, Alabama: The Bills need depth and a playmaker at linebacker. Enter To’oTo’o, a proven defender who can sack the QB, stop the run, and make things easier with him on defense.

Pupo’s way-to-early 2023 Mock Draft – 2 Rounds

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Now that the dust has settled on this year’s Draft, it’s time to take a look ahead to next year’s Draft. 2 Quarterbacks and an Edge rusher, headline next year’s crop. Here is my early look, at how I see the 1st and 2nd Round will play out next year. The order is how I project the season to go. I hope you enjoy!

1. Detroit = Bryce Young (Jr) QB – Alabama

  • I really thought long and hard of who will be the pick; Bryce Young, or C.J. Stroud? The reigning Heisman Trophy winner, just slightly edged out Stroud. I think everyone on the planet, has the Lions picking at the top, and picking a Quarterback. Detroit can get out of Jared Goff’s contract after next year, and they can start fresh under centre. If Young or Stroud were eligible for this years’ Draft, either is the first Quarterback off the board, no questions asked. Young did lose his top 3 Receivers to the NFL, but Georgia transfer Jermaine Burton should help Young out a lot, and Ja’Corey Brooks is coming off a fine Freshman year. Young’s production will drop a little bit, but it’s still good enough to go first overall. Young becomes the new face of the franchise in the Motor City.

2. Houston = C.J. Stroud (RsSo) QB – Ohio State

  • This is not a knock against Davis Mills. He’s simply going to have to play out of his mind for Houston not to finish near the bottom of the league, essentially taking them out of the running for a Quarterback. I can’t see that happening with his supporting cast, not being that strong. C.J. Stroud had an outstanding first year starting, taking over for Justin Fields. He had some big shoes to fill, and he was more than up to the task. His production should slip a little bit, with him loosing Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave to the NFL, but he still will have another good year.

3. Chicago = Will Anderson Jr. (Jr) EDGE – Alabama

  • We all know if Will Anderson was eligible for this year’s Draft, he probably would have been the first pick. No offence to Travon Walker. It’s evident that the Bears need WR help, but with a player like Will Anderson still on the board, they can’t pass him up, especially after trading away Khalil Mack this offseason. He’s a true No.1 Edge rusher, with a chance to be one of the top five players at the position for the next decade. Look out.

4. Atlanta = Jaxon Smith-Njigba (Jr) WR – Ohio State

  • I don’t think that Marcus Mariota is going to last the entire season as the starter, meaning Desmond Ridder will get his shot. It will be too little of a sample size, to give up on Ridder, which is why I have them going in another direction here. Yes, they did just draft Drake London with the 8th pick, making him the first WR drafted, but Calvin Ridley’s future is up in the air, with him being suspended this upcoming season. Here’s some insurance. Smith-Njigba played predominantly from the Slot last season, but will move to the Outside this season, with Wilson and Olave gone. He did play Outside in the Rose Bowl, with them both opting out, and he put on an absolute show, catching 15 balls for 347 yards (a Rose Bowl record), and scoring 3 TD’s. Can he keep that up for a whole season on the Outside? We will see. In the end, I see him being the first WR drafted next April. All of a sudden, the Falcons have one of the best young WR core’s in the league.

5. Carolina = Jalen Carter (Jr) DT – Georgia

  • This was a bit of a tricky one. They did draft Matt Corral in the 3rd Round, but it’s fair to wonder, if they will pick a Quartebrack if they pick this high. I don’t see it happening. Jalen Carter might have been the best player on that entire Georgia team, yet alone the Defense last year, and he wasn’t even Draft eligible. He and 2020 1st Rounder Derrick Brown would be tough to gameplan against, week in and week out.

6. New York Jets = Paris Johnson Jr. (Jr) OT/G – Ohio State

  • Mekhi Becton’s future is up in question, after missing all but one game last season, but more help is needed anyway along the Offensive Line. Johnson has played mostly Guard so far during his time at Ohio State, but will move to Tackle this upcoming season. I see him having a great year, making him the first Offensive Lineman drafted next Spring. If he struggles on the outside, he can be slid inside. Either way, he will help keep Zach Wilson upright.

7. Jacksonville = Jordan Addison (Jr) WR – USC

  • In case you missed it, it was announced on Thursday, that the reigning Biletnikoff Award winner in Jordan Addison is heading to USC. He should be in for another big year with Caleb Williams throwing him the ball. The Jags signed Christian Kirk this offseason, but he isn’t a #1, and no other WR on the Jags roster is. Addison is a true #1 WR, who would instantly become Trevor Lawrence’s favourite target, and will help take his game to new levels.

8. New York Giants = Kayshon Boutte (Jr) WR – LSU

  • If anyone can fix Daniel Jones, it’s Brian Daboll. I really think Jones is going to make strides in 2022, and I see them keeping him at least another year. Some players take time to develop. Kadarius Toney was rumoured to be traded, but that has cooled down as of late. Kenny Golladay, and Sterling Shepherd aren’t #1 WR’s. An alpha is needed. Boutte is my WR1 heading into this upcoming College season. He was having an outstanding 2021 season (38 rec, 509 yards, 9 TD’s) in 6 games, before going down with a leg injury, and missing the rest of the season. He’s going to come back with a vengeance this season, cementing himself as a high first round pick.

9. Washington = Peter Skoronski (Jr) OT – Northwestern

  • Along with the Panthers, it’s fair to wonder if the Commanders will pick a Quarterback, if they pick this high. I don’t see it happening. Even if Carson Wentz plays the entire season, Sam Howell needs a chance. Washington needs to beef up the Offensive Line, to keep whoever is under Centre upright. Skoronski is the latest elite Left Tackle, to come out of Northwestern.

10. Indianapolis = Jaxson Kirkland (RsSr) OT/G – Washington

  • The Colts are another team that can take a Quarterback, but I see them going in a different direction here, in particular Offensive Line. Matt Ryan played fine last season in Atlanta, with an average to below average supporting cast. They still have yet to find a replacement for Anthony Castonzo, and they get it here with the selection of Kirkland. Kirkland was supposed to enter this year’s Draft, but backed out due to an ankle injury. He should cement himself as one of the top Tackles in College Football this season.

11. Piitsburgh = Zion Nelson (Sr) OT – Miami

  • The Steelers aren’t going to be good as last year, with Big Ben hanging it up. That Offensive Line needs help and Nelson can provide help immediately. I had Zion Nelson going in the 1st Round last year, but he didn’t have quite the year many expected him to have. I see him cleaning his game up, and jumping back into the 1st Round.

12. Houston (from Cleveland) = Bryan Bresee (RsSo) DL – Clemson

  • The Texans have a lot of holes on their roster, but the next biggest one after Quarterback, is the interior of their Defensive Line. Bresee’s season was cut short last season to 4 games, after a torn ACL, but should come back strong this season. He has experience playing all over the line, but he’s better suited to play the interior. He would help anchor that D Line.

13. Philadelphia (from New Orleans) = Jordan Battle (Sr) S – Alabama

  • Is Jalen Hurts the answer? That’s the biggest question for the Eagles. I think he’s going to improve this upcoming season, meaning the Eagles will keep him at least another year. Both Safety positions for the Eagles can be upgraded. Battle surprised many by returning to Tuscaloosa for his Senior season, but should elevate his Draft stock throughout this season. He would be welcomed with open arms in Philly.

14. New England = Kelee Ringo (RsSo) CB – Georgia

  • I see New England taking a bit of a step back this year, with all of their division rivals getting better. J.C. Jackson is gone, but even if he was still there, more help would have been needed. Ringo had an excellent season, after missing his true Freshman year due to a labrum injury. He had a pick 6 in the 4th Quarter of the National Championship Game, icing the victory for the Bulldogs. He would be the teams new #1 Corner right away.

15. Minnesota = Myles Murphy (Jr) EDGE – Clemson

  • The Vikings are an interesting team. It seems like their always on the verge of going deep into the playoffs, but it just never materializes. Harrison Phillips can be upgraded. Danielle Hunter has missed time due to injury the past two years, so they get some insurance here with this pick. Murphy has caught everyone’s attention, back when he was a true Freshman two years ago. He would instantly give that Vikings pass rush, a much-needed boost.

16. Seattle (from Denver) = Eli Ricks (Jr) CB – Alabama

  • Drafting Coby Bryant in the 4th Round was a nice pick, but more help is still needed at Corner. Sidney Jones, and Artie Burns both can be upgraded. Ricks missed time due to injury last season at LSU, but since then he’s transferred to Alabama, and is looking to get back into form. He was arrested a few weeks ago for speeding, and possession of marijuana. That is something to keep an eye on. Ricks would fit nicely in Seattle.

17. Baltimore = Jermaine Burton (Jr) WR – Alabama

  • After trading Marquise Brown on the opening night of the Draft, they need Receiver help. After 2 years at Georgia, Burton transferred to Alabama this past January. He should be the new #1 in Tuscaloosa, and should make an immediate impact. He could be in for a monster year, catapulting him into the 1st Round.

18. Philadelphia = Isaiah Foskey (RsJr) EDGE – Notre Dame

  • Derek Barnett hasn’t produced at the level as expected, and Brandon Graham is coming off a torn Achilles. Here’s some help. Foskey decided to return to School for his Junior year, and I think the decision will pay off. He would provide help as a rotational player early on, eventually taking over a starting role within a year.

19. Seattle = Noah Sewell (Jr) LB – Oregon

  • I think that Baker Mayfield will end up in Seattle, and they will be better off with him, as opposed to Drew Lock. Bobby Wagner is gone, and more help is needed at the Linebacker level. Sewell has been productive his first 2 years in Eugene, and is one of the best Linebackers in College Football. He and Jordyn Brooks would form one of the best young Linebacking core’s in the league. The second coming of the Legion of Boom might just be here.

20. Miami = Nolan Smith (Sr) EDGE – Georgia

  • Miami is going to be better, but I don’t thin ready to make a run yet. They could stand to improve their pass rush. Smith made the right decision to return for his Senior year, as he is now a first round pick. He might have to start off in a rotational role, but it won’t be long until he earns a starting gig.

21. Arizona = Clark Phillips III (Jr) CB – Utah

  • The Cardinals are close. DeAndre Hopkins being suspended for the first 6 games is going to hurt them in the long run. Byron Murphy Jr. will be a free agent next Spring, but even then, more help is needed in the Secondary. Phillips had a nice Sophomore Season, which has put him on Draft radars. He should provide immediate help to a Secondary that needs it.

22. Los Angeles Chargers = Derick Hall (Sr) EDGE – Auburn

  • The Chargers are another team that is close, but I feel their not ready to make a run just yet. Jerry Tillery might be gone next year, as his 5th-year option was declined, and Sebastian Joseph-Day can be upgraded. Hall enjoyed a breakout Junior year, collecting 9 sacks, while forcing 2 fumbles. Hall, Bosa, and Mack will be very tough to stop, game in and game out.

23. Green Bay = B.J. Ojulari (Jr) EDGE – LSU

  • Could this be another WR? For now, I’m going to say no. We have to see how Christian Watson, and Romeo Doubs perform this season. The Packers need help along the Defensive Line. B.J. is the younger brother of Giants pass rusher Azeez Ojulari, who had a great Sophomore campaign, notching 7 sacks. That foreshadows what might happen this season.

24. Tennessee = Henry To’o To’o (Sr) LB – Alabama

  • Can you pronounce this guys name? If you can’t, I would suggest watching an Alabama game this Fall, and you will find how to. To’o To’o transferred to Alabama, after 2 years at Tennessee, and enjoyed his best year yet. I was a little surprised he didn’t enter this year’s Draft, but returning might make him a first round pick. He would be the teams new signal caller on Defense from Day 1.

25. Dallas = Brandon Joseph (RsJr) S – Notre Dame

  • The Cowboys might be the trickiest team in the NFL. It’s so hard to predict, if their going to take that next step. Dallas has needed a top level Safety for years. Malik Hooker is replaceable, and Jayron Kearse was only resigned to a 2 year extension. Joseph transferred to Notre Dame this past January, and should help anchor that Irish Secondary this Fall. He would give that Cowboys Secondary a much-needed boost.

26. Miami (from San Francisco) = Dawand Jones (Sr) OT – Ohio State

  • Liam Eichenberg played poorly last year as a Rookie, but that doesn’t mean he can’t improve this season. Terron Armstead was signed this offseason, but he will be 32 this year, and only played in 8 games last season. Here’s some help. Jones was named second-team All-Big Ten last year, after starting at Right Tackle (his first as a starter). Whenever he gets on the field, he would keep Tua upright.

27. Las Vegas = Joey Porter Jr. (RsJr) CB – Penn State

  • I know what your thinking. I wonder if he’s Joey Porter’s son. The answer is yes. Porter made the decision to return to Happy Valley for his Junior year, and I see the decision paying off. The Raiders could improve their Secondary, as Rock Ya-Sin can be upgraded. This upcoming season, will be his third year starting, so he will bring loads of experience to the table.

28. Kansas City = Quentin Johnston (Jr) WR – TCU

  • JuJu was only signed to a 1 year deal, and Mecole Hardman is a pending free agent after the season. Even then, I still think they need some help at Receiver. Johnston had a nice Sophomore year, hauling in 33 passes, for 634 yards, and scoring 6 Touchdowns. He could be in for a big year this Fall. There’s a good chance, he’s the #1 right away in KC.

29. Detroit (from Los Angeles Rams) = Trenton Simpson (Jr) LB – Clemson

  • The Lions just got their new signal caller on Offense, now were going to give them their new signal caller on Defense. They need some help at the second level. Simpson is one of the best Linebackers in all of College Football, and could have a breakout year.

30. Cincinnati = Cam Smith (RsJr) CB – South Carolina

  • I see the Bengals taking a little bit of a step back this year, falling to the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship game. Bengals fans, have a lot to be excited for in the future. Eli Apple was resigned to a 1 year contract, but even his he’s retained, they can still use some help. Smith is starting to gain some notoriety from the Draft community, and with another good year, he can be a first round pick.

31. Tampa Bay = Michael Mayer (Jr) TE – Notre Dame

  • This year, we didn’t see a TE go in the opening round. We almost didn’t see it again this year, but the Bucs change that with this pick. Mayer has been widely known, after his true Freshman year in South Bend, and might be the best TE in College Football. I’m sure Gronk would leave once Brady retires, and they get his replacement here.

32. Buffalo = Andre Carter II (Sr) EDGE – Army

  • Your probably thinking to yourself, “Who is this guy”? Well if you don’t know who he is, I would suggest go and watch some tape on him. He quietly finished tied with Will Anderson for the most sacks in the regular season with 15.5, and they both played 13 games. That’s saying something. He would be the first Black Knight drafted since 2008, and the 4th highest of all-time.

 

2nd Round

33. Detroit = Brenton Cox Jr. (RsSr) EDGE – Florida

34. Houston = Blake Freeland (Sr) OT – BYU

35. Chicago = Marvin Mims (Jr) WR – Oklahoma

36. Atlanta = Jalen Catalon (RsJr) S – Arkansas

37. Carolina = Josh Downs (Jr) WR – North Carolina

38. New York Jets = Owen Pappoe (Sr) LB – Auburn

39. Jacksonville = Habakkuk Baldonado (RsSr) EDGE – Pittsburgh

40. New York Giants = Garrett Williams (RsJr) CB – Syracuse

41. Washington = DeMarcco Hellams (Sr) S – Alabama

42. Indianapolis = Antonio Johnson (Jr) DB – Texas A&M

43. Pittsburgh = Akeem Dent (Sr) S – Florida State

44. Cleveland = Zion Tupuola-Fetui (RsSr) EDGE – Washington

45. New Orleans = Byron Young (Sr) DL – Alabama

46. New England = Zach Harrison (Sr) EDGE – Ohio State

47. Minnesota = Tyler Van Dyke (Jr) QB – Miami

48. Seattle (from Denver) = Carter Warren (RsSr) OT – Pittsburgh

49. Baltimore = Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson (Sr) CB – TCU

50. Philadelphia = Bijan Robinson (Jr) RB – Texas

51. Seattle = Zay Flowers (Sr) WR – Boston College

52. Miami = Demani Richardson (Sr) S – Texas A&M

53. Arizona = Will McDonald IV (RsSr) EDGE – Iowa State

54. Los Angeles Chargers = Robert Scott Jr. (Jr) OT – Florida State

55. Green Bay = Jayden Reed (RsSr) WR – Michigan State

56. Tennessee = Zacch Pickens (Sr) DT – South Carolina

57. Dallas = Tony Grimes (Jr) CB – North Carolina

58. San Francisco = Tykee Smith (RsJr) S – Georgia

59. Las Vegas = Nick Broeker (Sr) OT – Ole Miss

60. Kansas City = Broderick Jones (RsSo) OT – Georgia

61. Los Angeles Rams = K.J. Henry (RsSr) EDGE – Clemson

62. Cincinnati = Gervon Dexter (Jr) DT – Florida

63. Tampa Bay = Emil Ekiyor Jr. (RsSr) G – Alabama

64. Buffalo = Tyler Davis (Sr) DT -Clemson

Pupo’s 2022 Mock Draft 3.0 – 7 Rounds

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The Draft is here. It’s finally here! After months and months of preparation, teams and the Draft community, are ready for the Draft. Here is how I see this years Draft playing out. I hope you enjoy!

*indicates compensatory selection

1. Jacksonville = Aidan Hutchinson (Sr) EDGE – Michigan

  • There’s been lots of chatter about Travon Walker here, but I still think Hutchinson is the pick. He’s too good of a player to pass up. He’s arguably the safest pick in this Draft.

2. Detroit = Kayvon Thibodeaux (Jr) EDGE – Oregon

  • Thibodeaux has been knocked this whole processs, more than any other player, due to lack of effort. I’m not really worried about that. His play on the field speaks for itself. Brad Holmes and Dan Campbell dip back into the Duck pond, and selects the lethal Thibodeaux. It wouldn’t be a surprise to me, if he comes the best pass rusher in the league within 2-3 years. He’s truly got it all.

3. Houston = Ikem Ekwonu (Jr) OT/G – North Carolina State

  • Houston can go in a variety of directions here, but with Laremy Tunsil’s future up in the air, they select Ekwonu. He should be one of the premier players at his position fairly quickly.

4. New York Jets = Evan Neal (Jr) OT – Alabama

  • Mekhi Becton might not be back in New York, but even if he is, the Jets can use some more protection for Zach Wilson. Neal would help keep Wilson upright.

5. New York Giants = Travon Walker (Jr) DL – Georgia

  • The Giants end Walker’s slide, and scoop up the former Georgia star. He would be a nice fit along that Giants Defensive Front.

6. Carolina = Kenny Pickett (RsSr) QB – Pittsburgh

  • I’m not buying all these rumours that the Panthers will pass on a Quarterback here. It’s all smoke screens to me. Pickett and Rhule have a good relationship in the past, with Pickett initially committing their as a recruit. That’s the deal breaker for me. Pickett becomes the new face of the franchise in Carolina.

7. New York Giants (from Chicago) = Charles Cross (RsSo) OT – Mississippi State

  • This could very well be a WR here, but that can be addressed later in the Draft. Daniel Jones can be better protected, in his make-or-break year in New York. Cross is the best pass protector in this Draft.

8. Atlanta = Jameson Williams (Jr) WR – Alabama

  • Jameson Williams is ahead of his recovery, and that is huge for him being able to play right away. I am buying the rumours, that he will be the first WR off the board. He’s the fastest WR, and maybe the fastest player in this Draft. He would help open up things underneath for Kyle Pitts.

9. Seattle (from Denver) = Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner (Jr) CB – Cincinnati

  • Gardner fits the mold of a tall long Seattle style Corner. He didn’t allow a single Touchdown in College, something that you don’t see very often.

10. New York Jets (from Seattle) = Garrett Wilson (Jr) WR – Ohio State

  • Simply put, Zach Wilson needs more weapons around him. Garrett Wilson is a true#1 WR, who would take Wilson’s game to new heights.

11. Washington = Kyle Hamilton (Jr) S – Notre Dame

  • We all know why Kyle Hamilton fell all the way here. Washington stops his slide, and selects him to be the new leader of their Secondary.

12. Minnesota = Derek Stingley Jr. (Jr) CB – LSU

  • Stingley might be the biggest boom or bust pick in this Draft. If he plays like he did in 2019, your getting a steal, and maybe the best player from this Draft.

13. Houston (from Cleveland) = Chris Olave (Sr) WR – Ohio State

  • Davis Mills needs more pieces around him, in order for him to ascend. Olave would help him significantly improve.

14. Baltimore = Trent McDuffie (Jr) CB – Washington

  • Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters both suffered season ending injuries last year, and Peters is a free agent after next season. McDuffie is a little undersized, but he plays bigger on tape. He has #1 Corner upside.

15. Philadelphia (from Miami) = Drake London (Jr) WR – USC

  • Jalen Reagor simply can’t be relied on moving forward, and that makes the Eagles select another WR in the 1st Round. London and Devonta Smith would be dangerous together.

16. New Orleans (from Philadelphia) = Trevor Penning (RsSr) OT – Northern Iowa

  • With Terron Armstead signing with Miami, their is hole at Left Tackle. Raimann can fill that hole immediately, and help keep Jameis Winston upright.

17. Los Angeles Chargers = Jordan Davis (Sr) DT – Georgia

  • I would have given the Chargers Trevor Penning, but he just got taken. Taking another Tackle here, is a bit of a reach, so they take the massive but athletic Davis. Davis would occupy double teams, allowing Joey Bosa and Khalil Mack to run free.

18. Philadelphia (from New Orleans) = Andrew Booth Jr. (Jr) CB – Clemson

  • That Eagles Secondary struggled all season, and they need help immediately. Booth can provide that help, and would pair with Darius Slay, to form one of the better Corner duos in the league.

19. New Orleans (from Philadelphia) = Treylon Burks (Jr) WR – Arkansas

  • Even with Michael Thomas in the lineup, the Saints still need another WR. Burks needs some polish, but can start and contribute right away. If he rounds out his game, look out.

20. Pittsburgh = Malik Willis (RsSr) QB – Liberty

  • The Steelers probably didn’t envision a Quarterback falling to them, with the signing of Mitch Trubisky. Willis would compete for the starting gig right away, but probably needs a year to sit. If he cleans up some things, he can be special.

21. New England = Devin Lloyd (RsSr) LB – Utah

  • Ja’Whaun Bentley and Dont’a Hightower are getting up their in age, and their play has declined. Lloyd would give Bill Belichick a versatile piece on his Defense.

22. Green Bay (from Las Vegas) = Jahan Dotson (Sr) WR – Penn State

  • The Packers haven’t drafted a WR in the 1st Round since they selected Javon Walker in 2002. That streak is finally broken, and it’s 100% the right time. Dotson can immediately fill the void left by Davante Adams. Aaron Rodgers has a new best friend.

23. Arizona = Jermaine Johnson (RsSr) EDGE – Florida State

  • The Cardinals are thrilled that Johnson slid all the way to them. Johnson would start right away in the place of the departed Chandler Jones. Johnson’s ceiling is very high.

24. Dallas = Kenyon Green (Jr) OG/T – Texas A&M

  • This could be a WR, but better protecting Dak Prescott takes priority. Connor Williams is gone, and Green could step in and start right away. Once Tyron Smith retires, Green could even move to Left Tackle.

25. Buffalo = Kaiir Elam (Jr) CB – Florida

  • I wouldn’t be surprised if this pick is used on a WR, but it’s not a huge need for the Bills. Corberback however is. Levi Wallace is out the door, and Tre’Davious White is coming off a torn ACL. More forces are needed. Elam has traits teams covet at the position.

26. Tennessee = Zion Johnson (Sr) OL – Boston College

  • Could this be a Quarterback? I don’t think so. Rodger Saffold, and David Quessenberry both signed with Buffalo, meaning more help is needed on the line. Johnson played both Tackle and Guard in College, but did play some Centre at the Senior Bowl.  He would help clear lanes for Derrick Henry.

27. Tampa Bay = Tyler Linderbaum (RsJr) IOL – Iowa

  • The Bucs have holes at both Guard spots, with Ali Marpet retiring, and Alex Cappa leaving for Cincinnati. Linderbaum played Centre at Iowa, but I think he can play Guard to, and that’s where I see him starting off. Then once Ryan Jensen hangs it up, Linderbaum can slide into his spot.

28. Green Bay = David Ojabo (RsSo) EDGE – Michigan

  • We all know David Ojabo will slide, and we all know why. The Packers stop his slide and select him here. He’s a moldable ball of clay, that has All-Pro potential.

29. Kansas City (from Miami) = George Pickens (Jr) WR – Georgia

  • If Pickens didn’t suffer a torn ACL last Spring, he would go higher than this. We all know the Chiefs need a WR, after shipping Tyreek Hill to Miami. Pickens would become the new #1 WR for Patrick Mahomes. He does come with risk though.

30. Kansas City = Kyler Gordon (RsJr) CB – Washington

  • Charvarius Ward signed with San Francisco, but even before another Corner was needed. Gordon has great upside for the position.

31. Cincinnati = Daxton Hill (Jr) S/CB – Michigan

  • The Bengals have reworked their Offensive Line, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they take one here. Hill has experience playing both Safety and Corner, and would give that Bengals Secondary some help. He would provide insurance, incase Jessie Bates leaves after next season.

32. Detroit (from Los Angeles Rams) = Nakobe Dean (Jr) LB – Georgia

  • This could be a Quarterback, but I see them going in a different direction. Dean slides due to his size and length, but he’s too good of a player to fall out of the 1st Round. Dean would be the teams new signal caller on Defense.

 

2nd Round

33. Jacksonville = Tyler Smith (RsSo) OT/G – Tulsa

34. Detroit = Matt Corral (RsJr) QB – Ole Miss

35. New York Jets = George Karlaftis (Jr) EDGE – Purdue

36. New York Giants = Christian Watson (RsSr) WR – North Dakota State

37. Houston = Devonte Wyatt (Sr) DT – Georgia

38. New York Jets (from Carolina) = Roger McCreary (Sr) CB – Auburn

39. Chicago = Skyy Moore (Jr) WR – Western Michigan

40. Seattle (from Denver) = Desmond Ridder (RsSr) QB – Cincinnati

41. Seattle = Bernhard Raimann (Sr) OT – Central Michigan

42. Indianapolis (from Washington) = Sam Howell (Jr) QB – North Carolina

43. Atlanta = Boye Mafe (RsSr) EDGE – Minnesota

44. Cleveland = Arnold Ebiketie (RsSr) EDGE – Penn State

45. Baltimore = Darian Kinnard (Sr) OG/T – Kentucky

46. Minnesota = Logan Hall (Sr) DL – Houston

47. Washington (from Indianapolis) = David Bell (Jr) WR – Purdue

48. Chicago (from LA Chargers) = Dylan Parham (RsSr) IOL – Memphis

49. New Orleans = Christian Harris (Jr) LB – Alabama

50. Kansas City (from Miami) = Quay Walker (Sr) LB – Georgia

51. Philadelphia = Chad Muma (Sr) LB – Wyoming

52. Pittsburgh = Sean Rhyan (Jr) OG/T – UCLA

53. Green Bay (from Las Vegas) = Daniel Faalele (Sr) OT – Minnesota

54. New England = John Metchie III (Jr) WR – Alabama

55. Arizona = Alec Pierce (Sr) WR – Cincinnati

56. Dallas = Drake Jackson (Jr) EDGE – USC

57. Buffalo = Breece Hall (Jr) RB – Iowa State

58. Atlanta (from Tennessee) = Lewis Cine (Jr) S – Georgia

59. Green Bay = Leo Chenal (Jr) LB – Wisconsin

60. Tampa Bay = Nik Bonitto (RsJr) EDGE/LB – Oklahoma

61. San Francisco = Jalen Pitre (RsSr) DB – Baylor

62. Kansas City = Josh Paschal (RsSr) EDGE – Kentucky

63. Cincinnati = Cole Strange (RsSr) IOL – Chattanooga

64. Denver (from LA Rams) = Damone Clark (Sr) LB – LSU

 

3rd Round

65. Jacksonville = Justyn Ross (RsJr) WR – Clemson

66. Detroit = Jalen Tolbert (RsSr) WR – South Alabama

67. New York Giants = Tariq Woolen (RsSr) CB – UTSA

68. Houston = Kenneth Walker III (Jr) RB – Michigan State

69. New York Jets = Troy Anderson (Sr) LB – Montana State

70. Jacksonville (from Carolina) = Jaquan Brisker (RsSr) S – Penn State

71. Chicago = Coby Bryant (Sr) CB – Cincinnati

72. Seattle = Myjai Sanders (Sr) EDGE – Cincinnati

73. Indianapolis (from Washington) = Calvin Austin III (RsSr) WR – Memphis

74. Atlanta = Abraham Lucas (RsSr) OT – Washington State

75. Denver = Nicholas Petit-Frere (RsJr) OT – Ohio State

76. Baltimore = Wan’Dale Robinson (Jr) WR – Kentucky

77. Minnesota = Cameron Thomas (RsJr) EDGE – San Diego State

78. Cleveland = Travis Jones (Sr) DT – UConn

79. Los Angeles Chargers = Rasheed Walker (RsJr) OT – Penn State

80. Houston (from New Orleans) = Channing Tindall (Sr) LB – Georgia

81. New York Giants (from Miami) = Brian Asamoah II (RsJr) LB – Oklahoma

82. Atlanta (from Indianapolis) = Carson Strong (RsJr) QB – Nevada

83. Philadelphia = Kingsley Enagbare (Sr) EDGE – South Carolina

84. Pittsburgh = Marcus Jones (RsSr) CB – Houston

85. New England = Martin Emerson (Jr) CB – Mississippi State

86. Las Vegas = Darrian Beavers (Sr) LB – Cincinnati

87. Arizona = Cam Taylor-Britt (Sr) DB – Nebraska

88. Dallas = Brandon Smith (Jr) LB – Penn State

89. Buffalo = Khalil Shakir (Sr) WR – Boise State

90. Tennessee = Romeo Doubs (Sr) WR – Nevada

91. Tampa Bay = Alontae Taylor (Sr) CB – Tennessee

92. Green Bay = Trey McBride (Sr) TE – Colorado State

93. San Francisco = Jamaree Salyer (Sr) OG/T – Georgia

94. Kansas City = DeMarvin Leal (Jr) DL – Texas A&M

95. Cincinnati = Mario Goodrich (Sr) CB – Clemson

96. Denver (from LA Rams) = DeAngelo Malone (Sr) EDGE – Western Kentucky

*97. Detroit = Bryan Cook (Sr) S – Cincinnati

*98. New Orleans = Perrion Winfrey (Sr) DT – Oklahoma

*99. Cleveland = Nick Cross (Jr) S – Maryland

*100. Baltimore = Sam Williams (Sr) EDGE – Ole Miss

*101. Philadelphia (from New Orleans) = Max Mitchell (Sr) OT – Louisiana

*102. Miami (from San Francisco) = Isaiah Spiller (Jr) RB – Texas A&M

*103. Kansas City = Kellen Diesch (RsSr) OT – Arizona State

*104. Los Angeles Rams = Braxton Jones (RsSr) OT – Southern Utah

*105. San Francisco = Zyon McCollum (Sr) CB – Sam Houston State

 

4th Round

106. Jacksonville = Dare Rosenthal (RsJr) OT/G – Kentucky

107. Houston (from Cleveland) = Derion Kendrick (Sr) CB – Georgia

108. Houston = Ed Ingram (RsSr) G – LSU

109. Seattle (from NY Jets) = Cameron Jurgens (RsJr) C – Nebraska

110. Baltimore (from NY Giants) = Phidarian Mathis (RsSr) DT – Alabama

111. New York Jets (from Carolina) = Thayer Munford (Sr) OG/T – Ohio State

112. New York Giants (from Chicago) = Chris Paul (RsSr) OT/G – Tulsa

113. Washington = Andrew Stueber (RsSr) OT/G – Michigan

114. Atlanta = Kerby Joseph (Jr) S – Illinois

115. Denver = Tyquan Thornton (Sr) WR – Baylor

116. Denver (from Seattle) = Matthew Butler (Sr) DL – Tennessee

117. New York Jets (from Minnesota) = Verone McKinley III (RsJr) S – Oregon

118. Cleveland = Velus Jones Jr. (RsSr) WR – Tennessee

119. Baltimore = Luke Fortner (RsSr) IOL – Kentucky

120. New Orleans = Dominique Robinson (Sr) EDGE – Miami (Ohio)

121. Kansas City (from Miami) = Tycen Anderson (Sr) DB – Toledo

122. Indianapolis = Matt Waletzko (Sr) OT – North Dakota

123. Los Angeles Chargers = Danny Gray (Sr) WR – SMU

124. Philadelphia = Bo Melton (Sr) WR – Rutgers

125. Miami (from Pittsburgh) = Obinna Eze (RsSr) OT – TCU

126. Las Vegas = Cordell Volson (RsSr) OT/G – North Dakota State

127. New England = Tyreke Smith (Sr) EDGE – Ohio State

128. Baltimore (from Arizona) = Zachary Carter (Sr) DL – Florida

129. Dallas = Kyle Phillips (RsJr) WR – UCLA

130. Buffalo = Luke Goedeke (RsSr) OG/T – Central Michigan

131. Tennessee = Jalyn Armour-Davis (RsJr) CB – Alabama

132. Green Bay = Marquis Hayes (RsSr) G – Oklahoma

133. Tampa Bay = JT Woods (Sr) S – Baylor

134. San Francisco = Erik Ezukanma (RsJr) WR – Texas Tech

135. Kansas City = Spencer Burford (Sr) OG/T – UTSA

136. Cincinnati = Tre Turner (Sr) WR – Virginia Tech

137. Carolina (from Houston) = Vederian Lowe (Sr) OT – Illinois

*138. Pittsburgh = Jalen Nailor (RsJr) WR – Michigan State

*139. Baltimore = James Cook (Sr) RB – Georgia

*140. Green Bay = Quindarious “Smoke” Monday (Sr) S – Auburn

*141. Baltimore = Quentin Lake (RsSr) S – UCLA

*142. Los Angeles Rams = Josh Jobe (Sr) CB – Alabama

*143. Tennessee = Terrel Bernard (RsSr) LB – Baylor

 

5th Round

144. Carolina (from Jacksonville) = Kevin Austin Jr. (RsJr) WR – Notre Dame

145. Seattle (from Denver) = John Ridgeway (RsSr) DT – Arkansas

146. New York Jets = Brian Robinson Jr. (RsSr) RB – Alabama

147. New York Giants = Dane Belton (Jr) S/OLB – Iowa

148. Chicago (from Houston) = Isaiah Thomas (RsSr) EDGE – Oklahoma

149. Carolina = Thomas Booker (Sr) DT – Stanford

150. Chicago = Myron Cunningham (RsSr) OT/G – Arkansas

151. Atlanta = JoJo Domann (Sr) LB – Nebraska

152. Denver = Lecitus Smith (RsSr) G – Virginia Tech

153. Seattle = Charleston Rambo (RsSr) WR – Miami

154. Philadelphia (from Washington) = Markquese Bell (RsSr) S- Florida A&M

155. Dallas (from Cleveland) = Tyler Vrabel (RsJr) OT – Boston College

156. Minnesota (from Baltimore) = Dohnovan West (Jr) IOL – Arizona State

157. Jacksonville (from Minnesota) = Damarri Mathis (RsSr) DB – Pittsburgh

158. New England (from Miami) = Logan Bruss (RsSr) OG/T – Wisconsin

159. Indianapolis = Leon O’Neal Jr. (Sr) S – Texas A&M

160. Los Angeles Chargers = Jesse Luketa (Sr) LB/EDGE – Penn State

161. New Orleans = Yusuf Corker (RsSr) S – Kentucky

162. Philadelphia = Haskell Garrett (Sr) DT – Ohio State

163. New York Jets (from Pittsburgh) = Greg Dulcich (RsJr) TE – UCLA

164. Las Vegas (from New England) = Neil Farrell Jr. (Sr) DT – LSU

165. Las Vegas = Jerreth Sterns (Sr) WR – Western Kentucky

166. Philadelphia (from Arizona) = Kyren Williams (RsSo) RB – Notre Dame

167. Dallas = Jaylen Watson (RsSr) CB – Washington State

168. Buffalo = Jeremiah Gemmel (RsSr) LB – North Carolina

169. Tennessee = Cade Mays (Sr) OG/T – Tennessee

170. Houston (from New England) = Slade Bolden (RsJr) WR – Alabama

171. Green Bay = Reggie Roberson Jr. (Sr) WR – SMU

172. San Francisco = Nick Zakelj (Sr) OT – Fordham

173. New York Giants (from Baltimore) = Rachaad White (RsSr) RB – Arizona State

174. Cincinnati = Jean Delance (RsSr) OT – Florida

175. Los Angeles Rams = Alex Wright (Jr) EDGE – UAB

*176. Dallas = Bubba Bolden (RsSr) S – Miami

*177. Detroit = Justin Shaffer (Sr) G – Georgia

*178. Dallas = Otito Ogbonnia (Sr) DT – UCLA

*179. Indianapolis = Joshua Williams (Sr) CB – Fayetteville State (D2)

 

6th Round

180. Jacksonville = Eyioma Uwazurike (RsSr) DT – Iowa State

181. Detroit = Mykael Wright (Jr) CB – Oregon

182. New York Giants = Isaiah Likely (Sr) TE – Coastal Carolina

183. New England (from Houston) = Juanyeh Thomas (Sr) S – Georgia Tech

184. Minnesota (from NY Jets) = Sterling Weatherford (RsSr) S/LB – Miami (Ohio)

185. Buffalo (from Carolina) = Christopher Hinton (Jr) DT – Michigan

186. Chicago = David Anenih (Sr) EDGE – Houston

187. San Francisco (from Denver) = Amare Barno (RsJr) EDGE – Virginia Tech

188. Jacksonville (from Seattle) = Zakoby McClain (Sr) LB – Auburn

189. Washington = Kalon Barnes (Sr) CB – Baylor

190. Atlanta = Zach Tom (RsSr) OL – Wake Forest

191. Minnesota (from Kansas City) = Jack Sanborn (Sr) LB – Wisconsin

192. Minnesota = Luke Tenuta (RsJr) OT – Virginia Tech

193. Dallas (from Cleveland) = Jelani Woods (RsSr) TE – Virginia

194. New Orleans (from Philadelphia) = Alec Lindstrom (RsSr) C – Boston College

195. Los Angeles Chargers = Tyrese Robinson (RsSr) OG/T – Oklahoma

196. Baltimore (from Miami) = Micah McFadden (Sr) LB – Indiana

197. Jacksonville (from Philadelphia) = Ty Fryfogle (Sr) WR – Indiana

198. Jacksonville (from Pittsburgh) = Jeremiah Moon (RsSr) EDGE – Florida

199. Carolina (from Las Vegas) = D’Marco Jackson (RsSr) LB – Appalachian State

200. New England = Austin Deculus (Sr) OT/G – LSU

201. Arizona = Joshua Ezeudu (RsJr) OG/T – North Carolina

202. Cleveland (from Dallas) = Aaron Hansford (RsSr) LB – Texas A&M

203. Buffalo = Michael Clemsons (RsSr) EDGE – Texas A&M

204. Tennessee = Bailey Zappe (Sr) QB – Western Kentucky

205. Houston (from Green Bay) = Jeffrey Gunter (RsSr) EDGE – Coastal Carolina

206. Denver (from Philadelphia) = Luke Wattenberg (RsSr) IOL – Washington

207. Houston (from NY Jets) = Percy Butler (Sr) S – Louisiana

208. Pittsburgh (from Kansas City) = Christopher Allen (RsSr) EDGE – Alabama

209. Cincinnati = Jayden Peevy (Sr) DT – Texas A&M

210. New England (from LA Rams) =Marquan McCall (Sr) DT – Kentucky

*211. Los Angeles Rams = Chris Owens (RsSr) OL – Alabama

*212. Los Angeles Rams = Esezi Otomewo (RsSr) DL – Minnesota

*213. Atlanta = Noah Elliss (RsJr) DT – Idaho

*214. Los Angeles Chargers = Jeremy Ruckert (Sr) TE – Ohio State

*215. Arizona = Ellis Brooks (RsSr) LB – Penn State

*216. Indianapolis = Cade Otton (RsSr) TE – Washington

*217. Detroit = Emeka Emezie (Sr) WR – North Carolina State

*218. Los Angeles Rams = Mike Rose (Sr) LB – Iowa State

*219. Tennessee = Matt Henningsen (RsSr) DL – Wisconsin

*220. San Francisco = Nephi Sewell (RsSr) LB – Utah

*221. San Francisco = Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa (RsSr) DL – Notre Dame

 

7th Round

222. Jacksonville = Brock Hoffman (RsSr) IOL – Virginia Tech

223. Cleveland (from Detroit) = James Empey (RsSr) C – BYU

224. Miami (from Baltimore) = Malcolm Rodriguez (Sr) LB – Oklahoma State

225. Pittsburgh (from NY Jets) = Ben Brown (RsSr) IOL – Ole Miss

226. Cincinnati (from NY Giants) = Joshua Ross (Sr) LB – Michigan

227. Las Vegas (from Carolina) = Akayleb Evans (RsSr) CB – Missouri

228. Green Bay (from Houston) = LaBryan Ray (RsSr) DL – Alabama

229. Seattle = Baylon Spector (RsSr) LB – Clemson

230. Washington = Charlie Kolar (RsSr) TE – Iowa State

231. Buffalo (from Atlanta) = Bamidele Olaseni (Sr) OT – Utah

232. Denver = Brad Hawkins (Sr) S – Michigan

233. Kansas City (from Minnesota) = Tariq Castro-Fields (RsSr) CB – Penn State

234. Denver (from Detroit) = Markavist “Big Kat” Bryant (RsSr) EDGE – UCF

235. Jacksonville (from Baltimore) = Jalen Wydermyer (Jr) TE – Texas A&M

236. Los Angeles Chargers = Mike Tafua (RsSr) EDGE – Utah

237. Philadelphia (from New Orleans) = Grant Calcaterra (Sr) TE – SMU

238. Los Angeles Rams (from Miami) = Dameon Pierce (Sr) RB – Florida

239. Indianapolis = Dontario Drummond (Sr) WR – Ole Miss

240. Washington (from Indianapolis) = Nick Ford (RsSr) OL – Utah

241. Pittsburgh = Caleb Jones (RsSr) OT – Indiana

242. Carolina (from Miami) = Cordale Flott (Jr) CB – LSU

243. Kansas City (from New England) = Tyree Johnson (RsSr) EDGE – Texas A&M

244. Arizona = Ali Fayad (Sr) EDGE – Western Michigan

245. New England (from Houston) = James Skalski (RsSr) LB – Clemson

246. Cleveland (from Buffalo) = Jake Ferguson (RsSr) TE – Wisconsin

247. Miami (from Tennessee) = Makai Polk (RsSo) WR – Mississippi State

248. Tampa Bay = Devon Williams (RsJr) WR – Oregon

249. Green Bay = Josh Thompson (RsSr) CB – Texas

250. Minnesota (from Denver) = Samori Toure (RsSr) WR – Nebraska

251. Kansas City = Tyler Allgeier (RsJr) RB – BYU

252. Cincinnati = Tre Williams (RsSr) EDGE – Arkansas

253. Los Angeles Rams = Braylon Sanders (Sr) WR – Ole Miss

254. Los Angeles Chargers = Ja’Tyre Carter (RsSr) IOL – Southern

255. Los Angeles Chargers = Montaric Brown (RsSr) CB – Arkansas

256. Arizona = Kaleb Eleby (RsJr) QB – Western Michigan

257. Arizona = Ryan Van Demark (Sr) OT – UConn

258. Green Bay = Carson Wells (RsSr) EDGE – Colorado

259. Kansas City = EJ Perry (Sr) QB – Brown

260. Los Angeles Chargers = Reed Blankenship (Sr) S – Middle Tennessee State

261. Tampa Bay = Chasen Hines (Sr) IOL – LSU

262. San Francisco = Delarrin Turner-Yell (Sr) S – Oklahoma

Pupo’s 2022 Big Board 2.0 – 50 players

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With the 2022 NFL Draft kicking off in less than 2 days, it’s time to drop my final Big Board. Here are my top 50 players in this years Draft. I hope you enjoy!

  1. Kayvon Thibodeaux (Jr) EDGE – Oregon
  2. Aidan Hutchinson (Sr) EDGE – Michigan
  3. Kyle Hamilton (Jr) S – Notre Dame
  4. Evan Neal (Jr) OT – Alabama
  5. Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner (Jr) CB – Cincinnati
  6. Ikem Ekwonu (Jr) OT/G – North Carolina State
  7. Charles Cross (RsSo) OT – Mississippi State
  8. Chris Olave (Sr) WR – Ohio State
  9. Garrett Wilson (Jr) WR – Ohio State
  10. Devin Lloyd (RsSr) LB – Utah
  11. Travon Walker (Jr) DL – Georgia
  12. Derek Stingley Jr. (Jr) CB – LSU
  13. Jordan Davis (Sr) DT – Georgia
  14. Jameson Williams (Jr) WR – Alabama
  15. Nakobe Dean (Jr) LB – Georgia
  16. Kenyon Green (Jr) OG/T – Texas A&M
  17. Tyler Linderbaum (RsJr) IOL – Iowa
  18. Andrew Booth Jr. (Jr) CB – Clemson
  19. Jermaine Johnson (RsSr) EDGE – Florida State
  20. Daxton Hill (Jr) S/CB – Michigan
  21. Kenny Pickett (RsSr) QB – Pittsburgh
  22. Trent McDuffie (Jr) CB – Washington
  23. Kaiir Elam (Jr) CB – Florida
  24. Breece Hall (Jr) RB – Iowa State
  25. Trevor Penning (RsSr) OT – Northern Iowa
  26. Devonte Wyatt (Sr) DT – Georgia
  27. Zion Johnson (Sr) OL – Boston College
  28. Drake London (Jr) WR – USC
  29. Malik Willis (RsSr) QB – Liberty
  30. DeMarvin Leal (Jr) DL – Texas A&M
  31. Sam Howell (Jr) QB – North Carolina
  32. George Karlaftis (Jr) EDGE – Purdue
  33. Treylon Burks (Jr) WR – Arkansas
  34. George Pickens (Jr) WR – Georgia
  35. Matt Corral (RsJr) QB – Ole Miss
  36. Jahan Dotson (Sr) WR – Penn State
  37. Kyler Gordon (RsJr) CB – Washington
  38. Tyler Smith (RsSo) OT/G – Tulsa
  39. Boye Mafe (RsSr) EDGE – Minnesota
  40. Lewis Cine (Jr) S – Georgia
  41. Jaquan Brisker (RsSr) S – Penn State
  42. Bernhard Raimann (Sr) OT – Central Michigan
  43. Roger McCreary (Sr) CB – Auburn
  44. Desmond Ridder (RsSr) QB – Cincinnati
  45. Christian Harris (Jr) LB – Alabama
  46. Kenneth Walker III (Jr) RB – Michigan State
  47. Isaiah Spiller (Jr) RB – Texas A&M
  48. Quay Walker (Sr) LB – Georgia
  49. David Ojabo (RsSo) EDGE – Michigan
  50. Travis Jones (Sr) DT – UConn

Pupo’s Mock Draft 2.0 – 7 Rounds

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We are 7 days away, until the 2022 NFL Draft kicks off. 7 days, that’s it. Here’s my latest forecast, of how I see things playing out next week. I hope you enjoy!

*indicates compensatory selection

1. Jacksonville = Aidan Hutchinson (Sr) EDGE – Michigan

  • The Jags resigned Left Tackle Cam Robinson (I wasn’t fond of the move), and signed former Washington Guard Brandon Scherff. With those 2 signings, I think their gonna focus their attention to the defensive side of the ball, in particular edge rusher. Hutchinson would fit in nicely at DE in their 3-4 scheme. Hutchinson’s decision to return for his Senior year paid off handomsely, as he transformed from a mid to late first round pick, to now the top pick. What a difference a year makes.

2. Detroit = Kayvon Thibodeaux (Jr) EDGE – Oregon

  • Thibodeaux (my top player in the Draft) has been dinged this whole process, because of a lack of effort. Let’s not overthink things here. He was a lethal pass rusher in Eugene, and would give the Lions a much-needed boost at pass rush. Brad Holmes and Dan Campbell select back-to-back Ducks in the first round, reuniting Thibodeaux with Penei Sewell. He should be a star in no time.

3. Houston = Ikem Ekwonu (Jr) OT/G – North Carolina State

  • The Texans can go in a lot of different directions. Trading down accumulating more picks might be the best option to be fair, preparing them for the future. If they stay put, they can select the former Wolfpack stud. Laremy Tunsil’s future is up in the air, and even if he ends up staying in Houston, they can use someone opposite him. With a little refinement as a pass protector, there’s All-Pro potential.

4. New York Jets = Evan Neal (Jr) OT – Alabama

  • If the Jets don’t significantly approve, I don’t know if Robert Saleh and Joe Douglas, will be retained in 2023. This selection will help them keep their jobs. Zach Wilson can be better protected up front, and Neal would start from day 1 at Right Tackle. If Mekhi Becton struggles, Neal can be moved over to the left side. Neal is the best Tackle in this Class, and would help keep Wilson upright.

5. New York Giants = Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner (Jr) CB – Cincinnati

  • Taking a WR here, is a little bit of a reach. The Giants can use some help in the Secondary. James Bradberry had a down year, after earing a trip to the Pro Bowl in 2020. Adoree’ Jackson can be upgraded, so taking Gardner here makes total sense. Sauce never allowed a Touchdown during his time in Cincinnati, which is remarkable. He’s a true shut-down Corner, and figures to make his share of Pro Bowls.

6. Carolina = Kenny Pickett (RsSr) QB – Pittsburgh

  • From what it sounds like, the Panthers don’t view Sam Darnold as “the guy”. They tried to trade for Deshaun Watson, which speaks volumes. Pickett initally committed to Temple, when Matt Rhule was the Head Coach their, before flipping his commitment to Pittsburgh. I feel that’s the deciding factor here. Malik Willis will probably need time, before he gets on the field, and Matt Rhule can’t afford to wait. He will probably be gone, if the Panthers don’t improve. Pickett will help Rhule save his job. Pickett becomes the new face of the franchise in Carolina.

7. New York Giants (from Chicago) = Charles Cross (RsSo) OT – Mississippi State

  • This is a make-or-break year for Daniel Jones. He needs to be better protected, to give him a better chance of succeeding. Cross is arguably the best pass protector in this Draft, but does need work as a run blocker, with him playing in Mike Leach’s Air Raid Offense. Cross would start immediately at Right Tackle, and would help keep Jones upright.

8. Atlanta = Garrett Wilson (Jr) WR – Ohio State

  • Atlanta could go Malik Willis here, but with Arthur Smith having a good relationship with Marcus Mariota dating back to their days in Tennesee, I see them passing on one here. However, they could take one later in the Draft. Even before Calvin Ridley’s suspension, the Falcons needed WR help, and Wilson would provide immediate help. Wilson has the traits to be a dominant WR in this league.

9. Seattle (from Denver) = Travon Walker (Jr) DL – Georgia

  • As we speak, I think Seattle is the favourite to land Baker Mayfield, which is why I didn’t give them Malik Willis here. Seattle is thrilled that Walker slid right into their lap. They need help along the Defensive Line, and Walker would make an immediate impact. I’m not sure if he’s a true Edge guy, with his stiffness trying to bend the Edge. If not, slide him inside, where he can create havoc, game in and game out.

10. New York Jets (from Seattle) = Jameson Williams (Jr) WR – Alabama

  • Williams has been ahead of schedule in his rehab, from recovering from a torn ACL suffered in the National Championship Game. There’s been rumours of him being the first WR taken, but I can’t see it happening. 2nd year QB Zach Wilson could be poised for a breakout Sophomore year, if he’s throwing to a guy like Jameson Williams. If he was healthy, he might have broken John Ross’ 4.22 40 yard dash record. He just might be the fastest player in this Draft.

11. Washington = Kyle Hamilton (Jr) S – Notre Dame

  • I think everyone knows why Kyle Hamilton is sliding. Don’t worry about the time, he plays faster on tape. If he was eligible for last year’s Draft, he would have been the first Safety off the board, and would have been a 1st Round pick. Washington is thrilled that Hamilton slides to them, and makes him the new leader of the Defense. This is a really nice fit.

12. Minnesota = Derek Stingley Jr. (Jr) CB – LSU

  • Minnesota did resign Patrick Peterson, but they need to start thinking of the future. Stingley’s old DC Daronte Jones, is now the DB’s Coach in Minnesota, and that makes Stingley the selection. Did teams stay away from him after that remarkable True Freshman year? Did injuries play a factor in his play declining? Did Stingley just play out the clock until he was Draft eligible? These are all factors team will need to figure out. If he plays like he did in 2019, you just might be getting the best player in this years Draft.

13. Houston (from Cleveland) = Chris Olave (Sr) WR – Ohio State

  • If Houston wants Davis Mills to vastly improve this year, he needs more weapons around him. Olave helped his Draft stock, by returning for his Senior year. He’s my WR1, and has been since the start of the College Season, and his game translates well to the next level. He’s as smooth as they come in this Draft, and would give Davis Mills a true #1 WR.

14. Baltimore = Andrew Booth Jr. (Jr) CB – Clemson

  • Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters both suffered season injuries last year and more help is needed in the Secondary. Booth can work in the Slot, and then take over on the outside, if Marcus Peters isn’t retained in 2023.

15. Philadelphia (from Miami) = Drake London (Jr) WR – USC

  • I wouldn’t call Jalen Reagor a bust just yet. He can’t be relied on, and that prompts the Eagles to spend another first round pick on a WR. London is a jump ball specialist, who would pair with DeVonta Smith, to form one of the best young WR duos in the league.

16. New Orleans (from Philadelphia) = Treylon Burks (Jr) WR – Arkansas

  • The Saints moved up, because they fell their a few pieces away, from taking the next step. They just signed Jameis Winston to a 2 year deal, but Malik Willis isn’t out of the question here. But I see them going WR, a very talented one in Burks. Burks still has some work to do, in terms of route running, but he should be able to contribute right away. If he tweaks his game, he might end up being the best WR from this class.

17. Los Angeles Chargers = Trevor Penning (RsSr) OT – Northern Iowa

  • This was a tough one. The Chargers could go Jordan Davis, or even another WR here, but better protecting Justin Herbert trumps all. Penning would step in and start right away at RT, helping keep Herbert upright. Justin Herbert is somewhere smiling.

18. Philadelphia (from New Orleans) = Trent McDuffie (Jr) CB – Washington

  • It’s crucial that the Eagles hit on both their first round picks this year. The team has talent, just not enough yet to make a run. This pick will help that. McDuffie has been dinged this whole process due to his size, but he plays much bigger, and would give that Secondary a much-needed boost. I really like this fit.

19. New Orleans (from Philadelphia) = Bernhard Raimann (Sr) OT – Central Michigan

  • Malik Willis would be cool here, but they have other needs, including Tackle. Terron Armstead is out the door, and Raimann can step in and start right away for him. He’s a bit of an overaged prospect turning 25 in September, but he has the traits to be a solid starting Tackle in this league.

20. Pittsburgh = Malik Willis (RsSr) QB – Liberty

  • Alas! Malik Willis is finally off the board! I really think the Steelers don’t invision a Quarterback falling this far, but if one falls to them, I think they will be obligated to pull the trigger and take one. He would compete for the starting job right away, but there’s a good chance he needs to sit, before getting on the field. If he cleans up his mechanics, he might end up being the best Quarterback from this Class. He’s simply, a boom or bust prospect.

21. New England = Devin Lloyd (RsSr) LB – Utah

  • I wanted to give the Patriots a WR here, but they generally don’t take WR’s this high. Especially with N’Keal Harry struggling, I think they will shy away, from taking a WR in the 1st. LB’s Ja’Whaun Bentley and Dont’a Hightower are getting up their, and their game has declined. Bill Bilichick is going to have fun, using the versatile Lloyd on his Defense.

22. Green Bay (from Las Vegas) = Jahan Dotson (Sr) WR – Penn State

  • I think everyone on the planet, knows why I gave the Packers a WR here. Green Bay hasn’t drafted a WR in the 1st Round since they took Javon Walker in 2002. That streak is finally broken. Dotson is as sure-handed as it gets in this Draft, and would instantly be the teams new #1 WR. Aaron Rodgers is gonna love throwing to the former Penn State star.

23. Arizona = Jermaine Johnson (RsSr) EDGE – Florida State

  • This Cardinals is almost their, as evidenced last season. I think their biggest need is WR, but the top ones are all gone, and taking one here is a bit of a reach. So they focus their attention to the Defensive side of the ball, in particular Edge rusher. Chandler Jones is gone, and Johnson can start right away in his place. Johnson enjoyed a breakout season after transferring from Georgia, collecting 70 total tackles, and 12 sacks.

24. Dallas = Kenyon Green (Jr) OG/OT – Texas A&M

  • The Cowboys can go in a variety of different areas here. I wouldn’t rule out a WR here, but I think they will add one on Day 2. Guard is their biggest need, and Green may be the best Guard in this Draft. Green would start right away, replacing the departed Connor Williams, and help clear paths for Ezekiel Elliott. He might be able to move to Left Tackle, once Tyron Smith hangs it up.

25. Buffalo = Kaiir Elam (Jr) CB – Florida

  • Levi Wallace is gone, and Tre’Davious White, is coming off a torn ACL, so more help is needed. Elam is kinda getting lost in the CB shuffle this year, but don’t ignore him. He has good bloodlines, and has a very high ceiling. He and Tre White, would form a nice CB tandem.

26. Tennessee = Tyler Smith (RsSo) OT/G – Tulsa

  • Rodger Saffold was released and signed with Buffalo, and David Quessenberry has yet to be signed. Here’s some insurance. Smith can start at Right Tackle, and if he struggles their, he can be slide inside. I really like this fit.

27. Tampa Bay = Tyler Linderbaum (RsJr) IOL – Iowa

  • Ali Marpet shockingly retired this offseason, and Alex Cappa signed with Cincinnati. Linderbaum started off his College career as a Defensive Lineman, before moving to the other side of the ball the following year, as a RS Freshman. He’s the best Centre prospect in this Draft by far, but has the versatility to play Guard. I see him starting off at Guard, and then once Ryan Jensen retires, he will move to Centre.

28. Green Bay = George Karlaftis (Jr) EDGE – Purdue

  • The Packers filled their biggest need earlier with the selection of Dotson, and now they fill their second biggest need here. Za’Darius Smith is gone, and Preston Smith is showing signs of decline.

29. Kansas City (from Miami) = Christian Watson (RsSr) WR – North Dakota State

  • Again, I think everyone on the planet, knows why I gave the Chiefs a WR here. They could wait until Day 2 to snag one, but I feel it’s better for them to take one now. Watson has been skyrocketing up Draft boards this whole process, and there’s been buzz of him going in the opening frame. He has really nice traits, but he’s still fairly raw, needing polish. With some polish, he could be really dangerous in this league.

30. Kansas City = Jordan Davis (Sr) DT – Georgia

  • Your probably thinking to yourself “No way Jordan Davis falls this far”. Well he did so. The Chiefs have other needs to address like Corner, and Linebacker, but Davis is too good to pass up at this point in the Draft. He will pair with Chris Jones, to form perhaps the best Interior D Line in the NFL. Offensive Coordinators will have a very tough time game planning against them.

31. Cincinnati = Roger McCreary (Sr) CB – Auburn

  • The Bengals did a great job in free agency helping fix the Offensive Line, but I still wouldn’t rule out them taking one here. Eli Apple was resigned, but only to a 1 year deal. More help is needed at Corner anyway. McCreary is another one, that has been lost in the CB shuffle the past couple of months, but he’s a solid prospect in his own right. McCreary lacks ideal length for a Corner. Whether outside or inside, he should become a solid pro.

32. Detroit (from Los Angeles Rams) = David Ojabo (RsSo) EDGE – Michigan

  • It’s unfortunate David Ojabo tore his Achilles at his Pro Day. Guaranteed, guys will now not participate in their Pro Day, after seeing what happened to Ojabo. They could pick a Quarterback here, but with them picking again 2 picks later, they can take one their. Ojabo will slide, but I don’t see him falling out of the opening frame. Ojabo will give that Lions Defense much-needed pass rush help immediately.

 

2nd Round

33. Jacksonville = Zion Johnson (Sr) OL – Boston College

34. Detroit = Matt Corral (RsJr) QB – Ole Miss

35. New York Jets = Kyler Gordon (RsJr) CB – Washington

36. New York Giants = George Pickens (Jr) WR – Georgia

37. Houston = Daxton Hill (Jr) S/CB – Michigan

38. New York Jets (from Carolina) = Boye Mafe (RsSr) EDGE – Minnesota

39. Chicago = Skyy Moore (Jr) WR – Western Michigan

40. Seattle (from Denver) = Sam Howell (Jr) QB – North Carolina

41. Seattle = Daniel Faalele (Sr) OT – Minnesota

42. Indianapolis (from Washington) = David Bell (Jr) WR – Purdue

43. Atlanta = Devonte Wyatt (RsSr) DT – Georgia

44. Cleveland = Logan Hall (Sr) DL – Houston

45. Baltimore = Nicholas Petit-Frere (RsJr) OT – Ohio State

46. Minnesota = Lewis Cine (Jr) S – Georgia

47. Washington (from Indianapolis) = John Metchie III (Jr) WR – Alabama

48. Chicago (from Los Angeles Chargers) = Cole Strange (RsSr) IOL – Chattanooga

49. New Orleans = Desmond Ridder (RsSr) QB – Cincinnati

50. Kansas City (from Miami) = Derion Kendrick (Sr) CB – Georgia

51. Phiadelphia = Nakobe Dean (Jr) LB – Georgia

52. Pittsburgh = Sean Rhyan (Jr) OG/OT – UCLA

53. Green Bay (from Las Vegas) = Max Mitchell (Sr) OT – Louisiana

54. New England = Calvin Austin III (RsSr) WR – Memphis

55. Arizona = Arnold Ebiketie (RsSr) EDGE – Penn State

56. Dallas = Alec Pierce (Sr) WR – Cincinnati

57. Buffalo = Breece Hall (Jr) RB – Iowa State

58. Atlanta (from Tennessee) = Cameron Thomas (RsJr) EDGE – San Diego State

59. Green Bay = Trey McBride (Sr) TE – Colorado State

60. Tampa Bay = Drake Jackson (Jr) EDGE – USC

61. San Francisco = Coby Bryant (Sr) CB – Cincinnati

62. Kansas City = Myjai Sanders (Sr) EDGE – Cincinnati

63. Cincinnati = Dylan Parham (RsSr) IOL – Memphis

64. Denver (from Los Angeles Rams) = Christian Harris (Jr) LB – Alabama

 

3rd Round

65. Jacksonville = Jalen Tolbert (RsSr) WR – South Alabama

66. Detroit = Wan’Dale Robinson (Jr) WR – Kentucky

67. New York Giants = Darian Kinnard (Sr) OG/OT – Kentucky

68. Houston = Kenneth Walker III (Jr) RB – Michigan State

69. New York Jets = Chad Muma (Sr) LB – Wyoming

70. Jacksonville (from Carolina) = Kellen Diesch (RsSr) OT – Arizona State

71. Chicago = Braxton Jones (RsSr) OT – Southern Utah

72. Seattle = Tariq Woolen (RsSr) CB – UTSA

73. Indianapolis (from Washington) = Carson Strong (RsJr) QB – Nevada

74. Atlanta = Rasheed Walker (RsJr) OT – Penn State

75. Denver = Thayer Munford (Sr) OG/OT – Ohio State

76. Baltimore = Justyn Ross (RsJr) WR – Clemson

77. Minnesota = Nik Bonitto (RsJr) EDGE – Oklahoma

78. Cleveland = Kyle Phillips (RsJr) WR – UCLA

79. Los Angeles Chargers = Josh Paschal (RsSr) EDGE – Kentucky

80. Houston (from New Orleans) = Kingsley Enagbare (Sr) EDGE – South Carolina

81. New York Giants (from Miami) = Isaiah Likely (Sr) TE – Coastal Carolina

82. Atlanta (from Indianapolis) = Quay Walker (Sr) LB – Georgia

83. Philadelphia = DeMarvin Leal (Jr) DL – Texas A&M

84. Pittsburgh = Perrion Winfrey (Sr) DT – Oklahoma

85. New England = Jaquan Brisker (RsSr) S – Penn State

86. Las Vegas = Mario Goodrich (Sr) CB – Clemson

87. Arizona = Alontae Taylor (Sr) CB – Tennessee

88. Dallas = DeAngelo Malone (Sr) EDGE – Western Kentucky

89. Buffalo = Romeo Doubs (Sr) WR – Nevada

90. Tennessee = Travis Jones (Sr) DT – UConn

91. Tampa Bay = Cam Taylor-Britt (Sr) DB – Nebraska

92. Green Bay = Jalen Pitre (RsSr) DB – Baylor

93. San Francisco = Bryan Cook (Sr) S – Cincinnati

94. Kansas City = Brian Asamoah (RsJr) LB – Oklahoma

95. Cincinnati = Abraham Lucas (RsSr) OT – Washington State

96. Denver (from Los Angeles Rams) = Matt Waletzko (Sr) OT – North Dakota

*97. Detroit = Leo Chenal (Jr) LB – Wisconsin

*98. New Orleans = Sam Williams (Sr) EDGE – Ole Miss

*99. Cleveland = Zachary Carter (Sr) DL – Florida

*100. Baltimore = Phidarian Mathis (RsSr) DT – Alabama

*101. Philadelphia = Nick Cross (Jr) S – Maryland

*102. Miami = Isaiah Spiller (Jr) RB – Texas A&M

*103. Kansas City = Kerby Joseph (Jr) S – Illinois

*104. Los Angeles Rams = Obinna Eze (RsSr) OT – TCU

*105. San Francisco = Tyrese Robinson (RsSr) G – Oklahoma

 

4th Round

106. Jacksonville = Damarri Mathis (RsSr) DB – Pittsburgh

107. Houston (from Cleveland) = Damone Clark (Sr) LB – LSU

108. Houston = Martin Emerson (Jr) CB – Mississippi State

109. Seattle (from New York Jets) = Channing Tindall (Sr) LB – Georgia

110. Baltimore (from New York Giants) = Tyreke Smith (Sr) EDGE – Ohio State

111. New York Jets (from Carolina) = Ed Ingram (RsSr) G – LSU

112. New York Giants (from Chicago) = Troy Andersen (Sr) LB – Montana State

113. Washington = Andrew Stueber (RsSr) OT/G – Michigan

114. Atlanta = Tycen Anderson (Sr) DB – Toledo

115. Denver = Khalil Shakir (Sr) WR – Boise State

116. Denver (from Seattle) = Josh Jobe (Sr) CB – Alabama

117. New York Jets (from Minnesota) = Verone McKinley III (RsJr) S – Oregon

118. Cleveland = Sterling Weatherford (RsSr) S/LB – Miami (Ohio)

119. Baltimore = Alec Lindstrom (RsSr) C – Boston College

120. New Orleans = Matthew Butler (Sr) DL – Tennessee

121. Kansas City (from Miami) = Vederian Lowe (Sr) OT – Illinois

122. Indianapolis = Montaric Brown (RsSr) CB – Arkansas

123. Los Angeles Chargers = Jamaree Salyer (Sr) OG/OT – Georgia

124. Philadelphia = Dominique Robinson (Sr) EDGE – Miami (Ohio)

125. Miami (from Pittsburgh) = Isaiah Thomas (RsSr) EDGE – Oklahoma

126. Las Vegas = Darrian Beavers (Sr) LB – Cincinnati

127. New England = Jalyn Armour-Davis (RsJr) CB – Alabama

128. Baltimore (from Arizona) = Reed Blankenship (Sr) S – Middle Tennessee State

129. Dallas = Haskell Garrett (Sr) DT – Ohio State

130. Buffalo = John Ridgeway (RsSr) DT – Arkansas

131. Tennessee = Velus Jones Jr. (RsSr) WR – Tennessee

132. Green Bay = JoJo Domann (Sr) LB – Nebraska

133. Tampa Bay = Bo Melton (Sr) WR – Rutgers

134. San Francisco = Danny Gray (Sr) WR – SMU

135. Kansas City = James Cook (Sr) RB – Georgia

136. Cincinnati = Reggie Roberson Jr. (Sr) WR – SMU

137. Carolina (from Houston) = Zach Tom (RsSr) OL – Wake Forest

*138. Pittsburgh = Luke Goedeke (RsSr) OG/OT – Central Michigan

*139. Baltimore = Brandon Smith (Jr) LB – Penn State

*140. Green Bay = Justin Shaffer (Sr) G – Georgia

*141. Baltimore = Brian Robinson Jr. (RsSr) RB – Alabama

*142. Los Angeles Rams = Jesse Luketa (Sr) LB/EDGE – Penn State

*143. Tennessee = Terrel Bernard (RsSr) LB – Baylor

 

5th Round

144. Carolina (from Jacksonville) = Jerreth Sterns (Sr) WR – Western Kentucky

145. Denver (from Detroit) = Dane Belton (Jr) S/OLB – Iowa

146. New York Jets = Greg Dulcich (RsJr) TE – UCLA

147. New York Giants = Alex Wright (Jr) EDGE – UAB

148. Chicago (from Houston) = Marcus Jones (RsSr) CB – Houston

149. Carolina = Marquan McCall (Sr) DT – Kentucky

150. Chicago = Tyquan Thornton (Sr) WR – Baylor

151. Atlanta = Spencer Burford (Sr) OG/OT – UTSA

152. Seattle (from Denver) = Dohnovan West (Jr) IOL – Arizona State

153. Seattle = Otito Ogbonnia (Sr) DT – UCLA

154. Philadelphia (from Washington) = Cordell Volson (RsSr) OT/G – North Dakota State

155. Dallas (from Cleveland) = Tyler Vrabel (RsJr) OT – Boston College

156. Minnesota (from Baltimore) = Luke Fortner (RsSr) IOL – Kentucky

157. Jacksonville (from Minnesota) = Thomas Booker (Sr) DT – Stanford

158. New England (from Miami) = Jeffrey Gunter (RsSr) EDGE – Coastal Carolina

159. Indianapolis = Leon O’Neal Jr. (Sr) S – Texas A&M

160. Los Angeles Chargers = Dontario Drummond (Sr) WR – Ole Miss

161. New Orleans = Markavist “Big Kat” Bryant (RsSr) EDGE – UCF

162. Philadelphia = Lecitus Smith (RsSr) G – Virginia Tech

163. New York Jets (from Pittsburgh) = Tre Turner (Sr) WR – Virginia Tech

164. Las Vegas (from New England) = Cam Jurgens (RsJr) C – Nebraska

165. Las Vegas = Eyioma Uwazurike (RsSr) DT – Iowa State

166. Philadelphia (from Arizona) = Kyren Williams (RsSo) RB – Notre Dame

167. Dallas = Joshua Williams (Sr) CB – Fayetteville State (D2)

168. Buffalo = Jack Sanborn (Sr) LB – Wisconsin

169. Tennessee = Jeremiah Moon (RsSr) EDGE – Florida

170. New England (from Tampa Bay) = Chris Paul (RsSr) OT/G – Tulsa

171. Green Bay = Jalen Nailor (RsJr) WR – Michigan State

172. San Francisco = Matt Henningsen (RsSr) DL – Wisconsin

173. New York Giants = Markquese Bell (RsSr) S – Florida A&M

174. Cincinnati = Christopher Hinton (Jr) DT – Michigan

175. Los Angeles Rams = Zyon McCollum (Sr) CB – Sam Houston State

*176. Dallas = Quindarious “Smoke” Monday (Sr) S – Auburn

*177. Detroit = Bubba Bolden (RsSr) S – Miami

*178. Dallas = Jeremy Ruckert (Sr) TE – Ohio State

*179. Indianapolis = Dare Rosenthal (RsJr) OT/G – Kentucky

 

6th Round

180. Jacksonville = Jaylen Watson (RsSr) CB – Washington State

181. Detroit = Cade Mays (Sr) OG/OT – Tennessee

182. New York Giants = Bailey Zappe (Sr) QB – Western Kentucky

183. Houston = James Empey (RsSr) C – BYU

184. Minnesota (from New York Jets) = Neil Farrell Jr. (Sr) DT – LSU

185. Buffalo (from Carolina) = Christopher Allen (RsSr) EDGE – Alabama

186. Chicago = D’Marco Jackson (RsSr) LB – Appalachian State

187. San Francisco (from Denver) = Zakoby McClain (Sr) LB – Auburn

188. Jacksonville (from Seattle) = Slade Bolden (RsJr) WR – Alabama

189. Washington = Luke Wattenberg (RsSr) IOL – Washington

190. Atlanta = Rachaad White (RsSr) RB – Arizona State

191. Minnesota (from Kansas City) = Nephi Sewell (RsSr) LB – Utah

192. Minnesota = Erik Ezukanma (RsJr) WR – Texas Tech

193. Dallas (from Cleveland) = Kaleb Eleby (RsJr) QB – Western Michigan

194. New Orleans (from Philadelphia) = Zamir White (RsJr) RB – Georgia

195. Los Angeles Chargers = Noah Elliss (RsJr) DT – Idaho

196. Baltimore (from Miami) = Cade Otton (RsSr) TE – Washington

197. Jacksonville (from Philadelphia) = David Anenih (Sr) EDGE – Houston

198. Jacksonville (from Pittsburgh) = Jake Ferguson (RsSr) TE – Wisconsin

199. Carolina (from Las Vegas) = Jerome Ford (RsJr) RB – Cincinnati

200. New England = Ja’Tyre Carter (RsSr) IOL – Southern

201. Arizona = Marquis Hayes (RsSr) G – Oklahoma

202. Cleveland (from Dallas) = Mike Rose (Sr) LB – Iowa State

203. Buffalo = Micah McFadden (Sr) LB – Indiana

204. Tennessee = Jean Delance (RsSr) OT – Florida

205. Houston (from Green Bay) = Jelani Woods (RsSr) TE – Virginia

206. Denver (from Philadelphia) = Esezi Otomewo (RsSr) DL – Minnesota

207. Houston (from New York Jets) = Jack Coan (RsSr) QB – Notre Dame

208. Pittsburgh (from Kansas City) = JT Woods (Sr) S – Baylor

209. Cincinnati = Joshua Ross (Sr) LB – Michigan

210. New England (from Los Angeles Rams) = Myron Cunningham (RsSr) OT/G – Arkansas

*211. Los Angeles Rams = Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa (RsSr) DL – Notre Dame

*212. Los Angeles Rams = Brock Hoffman (RsSr) IOL – Virginia Tech

*213. Atlanta = Akayleb Evans (RsSr) CB – Missouri

*214. Los Angeles Chargers = Ellis Brooks (RsSr) LB – Penn State

*215. Arizona = Luke Tenuta (RsJr) OT – Virginia Tech

*216. Indianapolis = Charlie Kolar (RsSr) TE – Iowa State

*217. Detroit = LaRon Stokes (RsSr) DL – Oklahoma

*218. Los Angeles Rams = Yusuf Corker (RsSr) S – Kentucky

*219. Tennessee = Jalen Wydermyer (Jr) TE – Texas A&M

*220. San Francisco = Michael Clemons (RsSr) EDGE – Texas A&M

*221. San Francisco = Dameon Pierce (Sr) RB – Florida

 

7th Round

222. Jacksonville = Charleston Rambo (RsSr) WR – Miami

223. Cleveland (from Detroit) = Logan Bruss (RsSr) OG/T – Wisconsin

224. Miami (from Baltimore) = Emeka Emezie (Sr) WR – NC State

225. Pittsburgh (from New York Jets) = Tariq Castro-Fields (Sr) CB – Penn State

226. Cincinnati (from New York Giants) = Juanyeh Thomas (Sr) S – Georgia Tech

227. Las Vegas (from Carolina) = Quentin Lake (RsSr) S – UCLA

228. Green Bay (from Houston) = Jack Jones (RsSr) CB – Arizona State

229. Seattle = Ty Fryfogle (Sr) WR – Indiana

230. Washington = Aaron Hansford (RsSr) LB – Texas A&M

231. Buffalo (from Atlanta) = Ben Brown (RsSr) IOL – Ole Miss

232. Denver = LaBryan Ray (RsSr) DL – Alabama

233. Kansas City (from Minnesota) = Nick Ford (RsSr) OL – Utah

234. Detroit (from Cleveland) = Josh Thompson (RsSr) CB – Texas

235. Jacksonville (from Baltimore) = Austin Deculus (Sr) OT/G – LSU

236. Los Angeles Chargers = Cole Turner (Sr) TE/WR – Nevada

237. Philadelphia (from New Orleans) = Dustin Crum (Sr) QB – Kent State

238. Los Angeles (from Miami) = Tyler Badie (Sr) RB – Missouri

239. Washington (from Indianapolis) = Grant Calcaterra (Sr) TE – SMU

240. Indianapolis = Amare Barno (RsJr) EDGE – Virginia Tech

241. Pittsburgh = Jake Hansen (RsSr) EDGE – Illinois

242. Carolina (from Miami) = Nate Landman (Sr) LB – Colorado

243. Kansas City (from New England) = Kevin Austin Jr. (RsJr) WR – Notre Dame

244. Arizona = Samori Toure (RsSr) WR – Nebraska

245. Houston (from Dallas) = Stanley Berryhill III (RsSr) WR – Arizona

246. Cleveland (from Buffalo) = Chigoziem Okonkwo (Sr) TE – Maryland

247. Miami (from Tennessee) = Baylon Spector (RsSr) LB – Clemson

248. Tampa Bay = Austin Allen (RsSr) TE – Nebraska

249. Green Bay = Sincere McCormick (Jr) RB – UTSA

250. Minnesota (from Denver) = Gerrit Prince (RsSr) TE/WR – UAB

251. Kansas City = Daniel Bellinger (Sr) TE – San Diego State

252. Cincinnati = Noah Burks (RsSr) EDGE – Wisconsin

253. Los Angeles Rams = Jeremiah Hall (RsSr) TE/FB – Oklahoma

254. Los Angeles Chargers = Hassan Haskins (Sr) RB – Michigan

255. Los Angeles Chargers = Tariq Carpenter (Sr) S/LB – Georgia Tech

256. Arizona = Jeremiah Gemmel (RsSr) LB – North Carolina

How the Cowboys bounced back against Atlanta – DAL KC Preview and Score Prediction

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That’s how you respond, after a blowout loss. That 30-16 loss against Denver 2 weeks ago, was a game to forget. Simply put, every team has those games, where almost everything goes wrong. It’s the NFL, it happens. That loss ignited a fire on the Cowboys, and it showed against Atlanta. I knew this Cowboys team was going to respond the way they did. They were firing on all cylinders, all game. Michael Gallup returned to the lineup, after missing 7 games. He reeled in 3 passes for 42 yards on 5 targets. I didn’t expect him to have a good game, when he’s been out of the lineup for so long. He’s going to be a key factor for the Cowboys moving forward. When he’s rolling, the Cowboys may have the best WR core in the league, in him, Lamb, and Cooper.

Less than 4 minutes into the game, Prescott hit Lamb from 13 yards out, to give the Cowboys an early lead. A few minutes later, Koo knocked a 35 yard field goal, to make it 7-3. Ezekiel Elliott nothced 2 rushing Touchdowns in the first 6 minutes of the 2nd Quarter, to give the Cowboys a 21-3 lead. Zeke is starting to heat up. With 1:10 left in the 2nd Quarter, Prescott connected again with Lamb for a 9 yard Touchdown, extending the lead to 28-3. It seems like CeeDee is getting better each and every week. He didn’t make the NFL’s top 100 players of 2021, but he will be on that list next year. 33 seconds later, Dorance Armstrong blocked a punt, and rookie Nahshon Wright recovered it in the end zone. Prescott ran it in, from 4 yards out late in the 3rd Quarter to give the Cowboys a 43-3 lead. No other points were scored from either team, the rest of the game. Trevon Diggs was back doing his usual thing, intercepting passes, as he picked off Matt Ryan in 3rd Quarter. I can’t believe how much he’s improved from last season. What a difference a year makes.

The Cowboys needed this game, after laying an egg against Denver. Dallas is starting to get healthier now. Prescott is healthy now, and he was rolling on Sunday. Tyron Smith will be back this Sunday against Kansas City. Connor McGovern will get the start at LG over Connor Williams. La’el Collins is expected to start at RT, sending Terence Steele to the bench. DeMarcus Lawrence will be back soon, and Randy Gregory will be back in about a month or so. When Lawrence and Gregory are back out their, Micah Parsons should be even more explosive, than he already is. We have a quick turnaround, as we play the Raiders on Thanksgiving, then a week later, we go to New Orleans on a Thursday night. 3 games in 11 days, could result in some injuries. Let’s hope not.

This is a huge game for Dallas on Sunday. If Dallas wins, everyone will know for sure, this Cowboys team is for real. Kansas City has had a down year, but it’s still the Chiefs, and the Cowboys need to bring their A game on Sunday. It was announced today, that Amari Cooper tested positive for Covid, and will miss the next 2 games. Him not playing is huge, and Cedrick Wilson will enter the starting lineup. Wilson may very well, play a critical role on Sunday for the Cowboys. I see the game going back and forth, with the Cowboys coming out with a W.

Dallas 30 Kansas City 21

NFL Midseason Awards

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Heading into Week 11 of the 2021 NFL season, we’ve seen a lot of surprises with teams and players, many of whom could be looking at some major hardware once the season is completed. With that said, I’ve decided to hand out some midseason rewards to some players and a head coach heading into Week 11. I’ll look at who I believe is the Most Valuable Player, Offensive Player Of the Year, Defensive Player Of the Year, Offensive Rookie Of the Year, Defensive Rookie Of the Year, Comeback Player Of the Year, and Coach of the Year.

Most Valuable Player: QB Matthew Stafford, Los Angeles Rams

 

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Sure, Matthew Stafford has had a rough few weeks on the field, but then again, every player has a few rough outings every now and then. But the Rams knew what they were getting when they traded for Stafford, and so far, he’s been having an MVP season. He’s 1st in passing yards, 3rd in passing touchdowns, has a 106.1 QB rating while completing 68% of his passes.

Does it help Stafford that he’s got more options on offense now than at any point in his career? Yes, and he’s been utilizing his options to get them on the same level he’s been playing at. Jared Goff was solid for the Rams, but knowing a better option was available, trading for Matthew Stafford has looked like one of the better deals in the past few seasons. Stafford has the Rams looking really good and as a potential Super Bowl contender, and his contributions haven’t gone unnoticed. If he can put the past two games behind him, he’ll look like the front-runner to win the MVP, if he isn’t already.

 

Offensive Player Of the Year: WR Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams

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If there’s anyone who has benefitted from the addition of Matthew Stafford on the Rams, its Cooper Kupp. Kupp has been looking like a young Calvin Johnson since he started the year, post up video game-like numbers in almost every game he’s played this year. So far, he leads all WRs in receptions (85), receiving yards (1,141), and receiving touchdowns (10).

Heading into this season, many didn’t believe that Kupp would show out and potentially break a record (most receiving yards in a season), but he’s proven to have instant chemistry with his new QB. Many are saying that Kupp could be the first player in NFL history to have 2,000 receiving yards in a season, and for good reason. His performance so far has been one for the record books, and at this rate, I can see him getting 2,000 receiving yards, and winning OPOTY.

 

Defensive Player Of the Year: CB Trevon Diggs, Dallas Cowboys

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Not all cornerbacks have the hands like a wide receiver, but Diggs has proven that he can catch the ball at any point in the game. Being the brother of Buffalo Bills WR Stefon Diggs, who’s known for his great hands and being one of the best WRs in the NFL right now, Trevon Diggs has been a QB’s nightmare on the defensive side of the ball. His 8 interceptions through 10 weeks currently leads the NFL, and he’s currently tied for 1st (with safety mike Edwards of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers) for INT TDs.

His presence in the secondary has made the Cowboys job of producing wins a lot easier, and his ability to intercept passes only adds to what has been a great season for him. Some might say Myles Garrett of the Cleveland Browns deserves it over Diggs, but a cornerback who can change the dynamic of the game in an instant is hard to go against. Trevon Diggs is having an impressive year, and he should be rewarded for it with the DPOTY.

Offensive Rookie Of the Year: WR Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals

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Personally, at the 2021 NFL Draft, I was hoping that the Bengals would select OT Penei Sewell, just so the Bengals could have a guy to protect QB Joe Burrow. Instead, the Bengals go back to LSU in the 1st round and select Joe Burrow’s former teammate Ja’Marr Chase. The chemistry was always there at LSU, but the NFL is a different ball game. With Ja’Marr Chase saying before the season that he had a hard time seeing the ball, there were some questions about him adjusting to the NFL. Through 10 weeks, Chase has put those questions to rest.

His 44 receptions don’t jump out immediately, until you realize that he’s leading all rookie WRs in receiving yards (835) and receiving touchdowns (7). Arguably being the best WR the Bengals have had since Chad Johnson (or Ochocinco) and having great chemistry with Joe Burrow has helped his cause and the Bengals chances of making the postseason. Bengals management knew what they were getting when they drafted Chase, but they must be impressed by how much he’s producing. LSU has produced great WRs over the years (OBJ, Justin Jefferson), and Chase is proving he belongs among the best WRs in the NFL. Without him, the Bengals may not be in postseason contention, and being rewarded with OROTY sounds fitting for him for the season he’s had.

Defensive Rookie Of the Year: LB Micah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys

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Being chosen 12th overall by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2021 NFL Draft, and being one of the better defensive players in the draft, Parsons had a lot of expectations heading into his rookie year. The Cowboys defense has been one of the strong points this season, and Micah Parsons has certainly helped keep opposing offenses out of the end zone and off the board.

Through 9 games, Parsons has 55 tackles (41 solo, 14 assisted), 6 sacks, 2 passes defended and a forced fumble. Being paired with Leighton Vander Esch has helped the Cowboys linebacking core look its best in years, and having a season as a rookie that has him looking like a defensive star of the future should have Cowboys fans excited. He’s put an emphasis on taking pressure off the secondary and D-Line, and the way he’s producing, he’s my front runner for DROTY.

Comeback Player Of the Year: QB Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys

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Dak Prescott’s career has been an underdog story. Being drafted in the 4th round in the 2016 NFL Draft to starting the season opener his rookie year to becoming one of the best QBs in the league when no one thought he would do much when he was drafted, he has revitalized the Cowboys back to relevance, and he could’ve done great things last year until an ankle injury in Week 5 of the 2020 season ended his season, and the Cowboys chances for postseason success, prematurely.

This year, Prescott has came back and lifted the Cowboys to a 7-2 record through nine games, while posting 20 passing touchdowns to 5 interceptions, completing 70% of his passes while posting a 110.8 QB rating. Starting for the Cowboys comes with a lot of pressure, as everyone watches what the Cowboys do, but Prescott has silenced the critics about him and the Cowboys, who are looking like Super Bowl contenders. We’ve seen how the Cowboys are without Prescott starting, and his dominant play after coming back from an injury have put the Cowboys on the path to success. After the year he and the Cowboys had last season, he’s redeemed himself so far and should be the Comeback POTY.

Coach of the Year: Mike Vrabel, Tennessee Titans

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Vrabel’s career on the field helping the New England Patriots has been spectacular. Even more spectacular is his ability to coach the Titans to being a major competitor in the NFL. For starters, QB Ryan Tannehill didn’t have a great start to his career with the Miami Dolphins. Once he got signed by the Titans, Tannehill quickly became a top-tier QB under Mike Vrabel’s guidance. He may not be having a good year so far, but the Titans are racking up wins with Tannehill at QB. Another athlete that has taken major steps under Mike Vrabel is Derrick Henry. Before he got injured, Henry looked like the front-runner for the MVP. But no Henry, no problem for Vrabel.

Vrabel has the Titans sitting at 8-2 so far, with wins against The Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills and the Los Angeles Rams this season. With the best record in the AFC South and tied for the best record in the NFL (with the Arizona Cardinals and the Green Bay Packers), Vrabel has the Titans looking very good heading into the 2nd half of the regular season. His ability to adapt to injuries and beat top-tier teams have shown us that Vrabel is doing his job wonderfully and that the Titans should be taken seriously. Getting the Titans out of obscurity and putting them on a path to success, he’s my choice for Coach of the Year.

Cowboys Vikings Recap – Looking ahead to Denver

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I will start this article by saying, Cooper Rush. No way the Cowboys were going to win on the road with a Quarterback who has never started a game, and a Quarterback who was 1/3 for 2 yards entering the game. Well they did. Dak Prescott was listed as a game-time decision, and wasn’t able to go, so Rush got his first career start. Initially, they were going to decide if Prescott was going to play or not on Saturday, and then they gave him up until Sunday night to decide. With that happening, I knew he wasn’t going to play. The Cowboys were looking to extend their winning streak to 6 games, and make a statement on Sunday night, winning with a backup Quarterback on the road. Yes Minnesota, was 500 entering the game, but their still a fairly talented team.

Kirk Cousins hit Adam Thielen for a 20 yard Touchdown early in the game, giving the Vikings a 7-0 lead. That was the only scoring in the opening frame. The teams exchanged field goals in the 2nd Quarter, and the Vikings headed to the locker room with a 10-3 lead.

3 plays into the 3rd Quarter, Cooper Rush hit Cedrick Wilson in the middle of the field, and he took it the distance, tying the game up at 10. Rush became just the 2nd player out of Central Michigan to throw a TD pass in the NFL in the last 30 years. The one other player? You guessed it, Antonio Brown. It will be interesting to see if the Cowboys do keep Wilson, as he’s an impending free agent next year. Dallas might be wise to keep Wilson, and let Michael Gallup walk, due to money. Wilson is having a career year in Dallas. The 2 again exchanged field goals, and it was tied 13-13, heading into the 4th Quarter.

Greg Joseph hit a 24 yard field goal, to give the Vikings a 3 point lead, with less than 3 minutes to go. Rush led the Cowboys down the field, and then hit Amari Cooper from 5 yards out, to give the Cowboys the lead with less than a minute to go. The Vikings got the ball back with 51 seconds, and couldn’t do anything with it. Cooper Rush leading the Cowboys on a game-winning drive? Nobody would have bet that. Cooper Rush is the first QB to throw for 300+ pass yards and win in his first career NFL start in a primetime road game since Gary Hogeboom in 1984. Hogeboom was drafted out of Central Michigan, and won that game for the Cowboys. Ironic isn’t it? History has a funny way of repeating itself.

The Cowboys will welcome the 4-4 Denver Broncos to AT&T Stadium on Sunday. Good news for the Cowboys, as Denver dealt Von Miller to the Rams. Mike McCarthy announced today, that Prescott is on track to play Sunday, and Dak did say that as well. I still think it would be wise to let him sit out, so he can be fully healed moving forward. The Cowboys are on a roll, and it’s clear, their one of the best teams in Football. I would be scared of this Cowboys team moving forward. The last time the Milwaukee Bucks won the NBA Finals, the Cowboys won the Super Bowl. The last time the Atlanta Braves won the World Series, the Cowboys won the Super Bowl. As we all know, the Bucks and Braves both won this year. Could this foreshadow, what’s to happen to the Cowboys this year? We will wait and find out. I expect the Cowboys to take care of business on Sunday, extending their winning streak to 7 games. I see Elliott having his best game of the year on Sunday, propelling the Cowboys to victory.

Denver 17 Dallas 31

Stephen D’Alesio’s NFL Midseason Mock Draft

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We’re heading into Week 9 of the NFL, and there has been a lot of surprises. The Bengals are winning games, Kansas City could be doing better than 4-4 and Cooper Kupp is leading the NFL in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. Its been an eventful season so far, and while teams are shifting their way through the standings, we got the NFL Draft picture getting a little bit clearer. With that being said, let’s get started with a midseason NFL Mock Draft.

  1. Detroit Lions: Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon.

Detroit has a lot of issues, and Thibodeaux is arguably the best player in the draft. Getting Thibodeaux won’t fix all of the Lions issues, but getting Thibodeaux is a great start to turn the franchise around.

2. Houston Texans: Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss.

Houston will not have much of an option if Deshaun Watson gets traded or outright doesn’t report to Houston at all. Getting Corral would definitely help with the Texans QB situation.

3. Philadelphia Eagles (via Miami Dolphins): Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU.

The secondary has been an issue for the Eagles defense for a while, and although Darius Slay has helped the secondary, he could use some additional help. Getting Stingley would improve the Eagles secondary and defense tremendously.

4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Evan Neal, OT, Alabama.

Trevor Lawrence needs to be protected by the offensive line, and Evan Neal is the best offensive lineman in this draft. This should be an easy decision for the Jaguars.

5. New York Jets: Kenyon Green, OG, Texas A&M.

Zach Wilson got injured, and even though Kyle Hamilton is still out there, protecting Wilson should be an option. Neal got chosen with the previous pick, but Green is still a good option for the Jets.

6. New York Giants: Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame.

It’d be surprising if Kyle Hamilton isn’t chosen by now, but if he’s still on the board, the Giants should get him, which will help the teams secondary and give the Giants a nice safety duo with him and Xavier McKinney.

7. Washington Football Team: Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati.

Taylor Heinicke is not the long-term answer for Washington, and Desmond Ridder has proven his worth so far to be a QB1 for any team. Washington will probably get him here.

8. Philadelphia Eagles: DeMarvin Leal, DL, Texas A&M.

Fletcher Cox may not be an Eagle after this season, and Leal can play anywhere on the defensive line. An ideal fit for both Leal and the Eagles.

9. New York Jets (via Seattle Seahawks): Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan.

On both lines, the Jets need solutions, and having chosen Kenyon Green for O-Line help, they’ll probably look to Aidan Hutchinson for the D-Line, who’s got the strength to get to the backfield and make defensive stops.

10. Denver Broncos: Malik Willis, QB, Liberty.

Von Miller getting traded hurts, but not as much as not getting a QB1 for the future. Willis is a versatile QB who can throw and run the ball, and can be a leader for this franchise, which it hasn’t had on offense for a while.

11. New England Patriots: Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State.

Mac Jones has proven so far that he can throw the ball, but he needs a reliable receiver who can step up immediately. Olave fits what Jones and the Patriots are looking for.

12. Carolina Panthers: Ikem Ekwonu, G, NC State.

Panthers will probably stick with Darnold for another year, but repeated injuries to Christian McCaffrey and an inability to run the ball makes the RB position in Carolina tougher than usual. Getting Ekwonu should ease those concerns.

13. New York Giants (via Chicago Bears): Tyler Linderbaum, C, Iowa.

Once again, the Giants issues on the offensive line has gotten them to use another 1st round pick on an O-Lineman. Linderbaum is a major upgrade over Billy Price and can steady the offense with his prescense.

14. Miami Dolphins (via San Francisco 49ers): Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State.

Tua Tagovailoa’s durability and question as a long-term solution to the Dolphins QB problem hasn’t been helped with an unsteady O-Line. Cross should help Tua find more time in the pocket to prove himself and get the Dolphins wins.

15. Philadelphia Eagles (via Indianapolis Colts): Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State.

Another 1st round pick for the Eagles, and they decide to get Wilson, who should make the Eagles WR position less of a liability and gives QB Jalen Hurts more playmakers for him to work with.

16. Atlanta Falcons: George Karlaftis, EDGE, Purdue.

An athletic guy who can move around the O-Line and can get to the backfield is a guy the Falcons should want. He could be a leader of the D-Line in Atlanta and be an asset for the team.

17. Minnesota Vikings: Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida.

Patrick Peterson is only in Minnesota for this year and Bashaud Breeland has been disappointing. Getting Elam would be a wise move for a Vikings team in need of secondary help.

18. Pittsburgh Steelers: Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh.

A welcome sight for many Steelers fans. Pickett has stepped up into the 1st round with outstanding play, and the possibility of the hometown kid replacing future Hall-of-Famer Ben Roethlisberger while also stabilizing the Steelers QB in the future is a win for everyone.

19. New Orleans Saints: Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT, Ohio State.

Jameis Winston going down for the year and having Taysom Hill and Trevor Siemian as your QBs isn’t ideal, but protecting them is. Petit-Frere may be a surprise here, but the Saints could use him to protect their investment in Winston.

20. Tennessee Titans: Drake Jackson, EDGE, USC.

Defensive line should be the focus for the Titans. A slow start aside, Jackson has been as valuable on the D-Line as anyone else in the draft, and with questions surrounding the Titans defense after this season, he’d be a good pick for the Titans.

21. Kansas City Chiefs: Myjai Sanders, EDGE, Cincinnati.

Frank Clark being injured and Chris Jones not adjusting well to his position change has only added to the Chiefs problems. Drafting Sanders means Jones can go back to his original position and Frank Clark’s absence isn’t as big of an issue as before.

22. Cincinnati Bengals: Jaxson Kirkland, OT, Washington.

Drafting Ja’Marr Chase was an excellent move for the Bengals, but the O-Line still needs help. Getting Kirkland to play opposite Jonah Williams will make QB Joe Burrow’s job easier.

23. Las Vegas Raiders: Drake London, WR, USC.

The situation surrounding Henry Ruggs III is terrible, and his career is likely over. Having a hole in WR means replacing him, and even though London broke his ankle previously, he’s arguably the Raiders best option.

24. Cleveland Browns: Jordan Davis, DT, Georgia.

With Malik Jackson hitting free agency after the season and Malik McDowell not producing as much, Davis gives Cleveland a complementary player to play alongside Myles Garrett, and make an impact on the D-Line.

25. Dallas Cowboys: Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas.

The defense has surprised many on the Cowboys for good reason, so going offense wouldn’t be bad. Plus with Michael Gallup and Cedrick Wilson heading to free agency after the season, Burks could fill in the void should they choose to walk.

26. Green Bay Packers: George Pickens, WR, Georgia.

Even if Aaron Rodgers leaves Green Bay after the season, Jordan Love is still there at QB. Getting him a WR for him to build chemistry with is a start to rebuild the Packers WR depth chart.

27. Arizona Cardinals: Adam Anderson, EDGE, Georgia.

JJ Watt’s injury leaves much to be desired for Arizona’s defense. Getting Anderson will provide depth on the Cardinals D-Line and some youth to learn from JJ Watt.

28. Baltimore Ravens: Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa.

An offensive tackle who compliments the run game and can step up immediately is a guy the Ravens should get. Penning should give Lamar Jackson and the offense room to work with, plus he fits the Ravens offensive style.

29. Los Angeles Chargers: Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State.

Mike Williams may not be a Charger after this season, and Justin Herbert could use another playmaker at WR. Dotson provides athleticism and speed to Herbert, with an ability to become a solid WR.

30. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Clemson.

Tampa Bay’s secondary has had more than its share of injuries, so getting Booth would be a welcome addition to a depleted secondary unit.

31. Buffalo Bills: Christian Harris, LB, Alabama.

Harris being available here for the Bills would be a welcome sight for them. Secondary depth aside, having Harris in Buffalo’s defense would turn their defense from good to great.

32. Detroit Lions (via Los Angeles Rams): Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina.

The Lions wait until the end of the 1st round to get their QB, and while Howell may not have the same hype as the other QBs in this draft, his versatility and arm should be enough for the Lions to choose him.

New York Giants Midseason Grades

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We’re just about halfway through the NFL season and I’ve decided that now would be a good time to hand out some midseason grades for the New York Giants. As of now, the Giants currently sit with a 2-5 record through 7 weeks, and while the record may not be what many were hoping for the Giants to have, there is reason for optimism. The grades I’ll be handing out today will look at the offense, defense, special teams, and management for the New York Giants.

Offense

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Grade: C+

Good news: Daniel Jones has a lot of options on offense. Bad news: most of those options have been hurt at some point during the season so far. Dave Gettleman did a good job during the offseason to get Daniel Jones some help on offense in order to right the ship. Unfortunately, not all of those pieces have played together cohesively. Saquon Barkley, the Giants star running back, has tried to get back to being the guy he was during his rookie year, however, a low-grade ankle sprain suffered against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 5 has prevented him from playing until at least Week 9 against the Las Vegas Raiders. Kenny Golladay, the prized offseason addition of the Giants, has been hurt for a few weeks, but when on the field, he looks like a WR1, which is something the Giants desperately need. Sterling Shepard has dealt with injury issues and has been out for a few games himself. The offensive line has its toll of injuries as well. OT Andrew Thomas, a sophomore OT who has shown potential to be an anchor on the offensive line, has been placed on injured reserve but should be back this season with foot and ankle injuries, which can’t be said about center Nick Gates, who’s likely done for the year with a broken leg. TE Evan Engram has dealt with his share of injuries so far, but he’s on the field for the Giants. With all these injuries, it’s easy to see why the Giants offense hasn’t performed up to expectations, so where’s the good news?

RB Devontae Booker has been a solid backup option for the Giants, stepping up for them with Saquon Barkley out. Rookie WR Kadarius Toney leads the team in receiving yards through 7 weeks. Although he’s yet to find the endzone, the potential for him is there and we’re starting to see some of it. QB Daniel Jones has been a steady presence for the Giants. Although he’s been inconsistent at times, yesterday against Carolina, he looked like a swiss-army knife on offense, throwing, rushing, and receiving (yes, receiving) the ball with one hand that reminded a lot of people of Odell Beckham Jr against Dallas in his rookie year.

I would’ve given the Giants a lower grade on offense, but yesterday’s game convinced me that the Giants can win if they figure things out properly. It was an impressive win against the Carolina Panthers, but we still need to see more of this consistently and for the Giants to have their best players out there.

 

Defense

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Grade: C

The Giants defense was one of their strong points last season, but it looks like the defense has regressed a little bit. While many of the Giants starters have been healthy with a few exemptions (LB Blake Martinez, CB Sam Beal), it hasn’t looked like the same defense that was putting the team into playoff contention last season. To start the season, the Giants faced the Denver Broncos, which many people had the Giants coming out victorious. Instead, the Giants gave up 27 points to the Broncos in a season-opening loss. Week 2 against the Washington Football Team, the Giants defense had the chance to close out the game on top, but a penalty on the Giants defense after kicker Dustin Hopkins for Washington missed a 43 yard field goal gave him another chance for the win. Hopkins was successful on his 2nd attempt. QB Taylor Heinicke for the Football Team, who was making his 2nd career start, put up 336 passing yards and 2 touchdowns against the Giants defense. Two games the Giants could’ve won was lost due to improper plays on defense. So what’s the good news here?

The Giants have stepped up on defense in quite a few ways. DE Leonard Williams is looking like a gem on the Giants defensive line, which had been a problem for a few years. CB Logan Ryan has remained a stud in the Giants secondary, leading the team in solo tackles and total tackles. LB Tae Crowder, a 7th round pick of the Giants in 2020, is 2nd behind Ryan in total tackles and tied for 1st on the team in assisted tackles with Leonard Williams, and has emerged as a solid presence for the Giants linebacking unit. With him at linebacker is rookie linebacker Azeez Ojulari, who leads the team in sacks and has put him name in the running for Defensive Rookie Of The Year.

The Giants could be 4-3 right now, but the defense needs to step up a little bit more to make this team a winner. With a mostly healthy defense and the emergence of young talent, we expect there to be some wins from the Giants. The talent is there, they just need to put it together. For now, I give them a C.

 

Special Teams

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Grade: B+

With the Giants losing kickers Josh Brown and Aldrick Rosas, the kicking position was open to anyone who wanted to be on the New York Giants. In turn, the Giants find kicker Graham Gano, one of the best kickers in the NFL. The Giants know Gano all too well, as he famously kicked a 63 yard game winning field goal against the Giants in the 2018 NFL Season. When Gano was a free agent in the 2020 NFL Offseason, the Giants knew they had to bring him in. Ever since coming to New York, Gano has been proving himself on a weekly basis, that he’s still one of the best kickers in the game. With this being his 2nd season as a member of the Giants, he’s still putting up great numbers. He’s 8 for 8 on extra point attempts, and 15 for 17 on field goals so far. With the Giants constantly relying on him to put points on the board this season, Gano has been a steady presence for them by constantly giving the Giants a chance to win.

Punter Riley Dixon has done well for the Giants this season. With 26 punts so far, 6 of those punts have been inside the 20 yard line, 3 have gone for touchbacks, and 5 fair catches to go along his 46.2 yards per punt. Not bad numbers for Dixon. Receiving kicks has been shared by C.J. Board and Jabrill Peppers for the most part, and although no touchdowns have been scored by the special teams unit through 7 weeks, Board’s 24.8 yards per kick return is solid. Peppers’ 6.4 yards per punt return isn’t great, but it’s still better than nothing considering he’s received 9 punts and 3 have gone for a fair catch.

Gano and Dixon have done their jobs great through 7 weeks of the NFL Season, and Board’s emergence as a great kickoff returner has yielded some great results. Finding a guy to return punts to lessen the load of Peppers so he can focus on defense would be ideal, but overall, the Giants special teams unit has done tremendous.

 

Management

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Grade: A-

Hang on, A- for the New York Giants management? Yes, because although the record doesn’t show it, the management group has shown willingness to improve. Let’s start with Dave Gettleman. Since he started running things for the Giants, his first few years were lackluster, with questionable draft choices, signings and other moves which affected the Giants negatively. Then comes the 2021 NFL and Dave Gettleman and the Giants have the 11th overall pick. Dave Gettleman has a history of standing pat with his 1st pick, and not trading it. Does Gettleman repeat history and stay with his pick? No, he trades his 1st pick, to the surprise of many, to the Chicago Bears for their 1st pick (20th overall), their 2021 5th round pick, and their 1st and 4th round picks in the 2022 NFL Draft. Gettleman has his 2nd round pick (42nd overall) in the draft, and once again trades it, this time to the Miami Dolphins, for their 2nd round pick (50th overall) and their 2022 3rd round pick. Woah, barely anyone saw that coming, but he uses those picks to get WR Kadarius Toney and LB Azeez Ojulari. Solid picks and he got extra draft capital in return, including a 1st round pick next year from Chicago. Getting WR Kenny Golladay, RB Devontae Booker, CB Adoree’ Jackson, TE Kyle Rudolph, WR John Ross and LB Reggie Ragland in free agency solidified his case that he wants the Giants to win, by providing depth pieces who can play immediately, or step up in case someone gets injured.

Head coach Joe Judge has changed the team tremendously, nearly getting the Giants to the playoffs last season. This year, while the team has underperformed so far, he pointed the problem to himself, saying he needs to step up and be a better coach and make better plays on both sides of the ball. That is a leader the Giants haven’t had since Tom Coughlin was head coach. President John Mara is probably not happy how things have turned out so far, even hitting a trash can in disgust a few weeks ago because the Giants lost, but John Mara knows what it takes to win. Although he may not be making most of the decisions, he’s probably looking at how to improve the team as a whole. He knows the Giants can be better, and while the record doesn’t show it, the pieces are there to build a winner in the near future, otherwise he wouldn’t have Gettleman still making the Giants.

It’s impressive to know that Gettleman has made moves in the draft that no one believed he would make and still get quality talent while gaining good draft capital. Gettleman, Judge, Mara and the rest of the Giants front office have put the pieces in play to build a winning franchise. Time will tell if these players and draft picks they acquired will help or hurt the team, but the moves they’ve made has reason for optimism among the Giants fanbase.

Cowboys Patriots Recap – Looking ahead to Minnesota

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CeeDee Lamb for the win!! What a game in New England. The Cowboys travelled to Foxborough with a 4-1 record, and looking to head into the bye week with 5 straight wins. Damien Harris punched it in from 4 yards out, to give the Pats an early lead. On the very next drive, Dak led the Cowboys on a 7 play drive, with him hitting Blake Jarwin from 1 yard out for the score. Late in the 3rd Quarter, Prescott hit CeeDee Lamb in the back of the end zone from 1 yard out, to give the Cowboys the lead. It was a beautiful throw, and it was even a better catch, as Lamb got both his feet in bounds.

Trevon Diggs was dealing with an ankle injury, and was listed as a game-time decision. Well, it was a good thing that he played. Late in the 4th Quarter, he intercepted Mac Jones, and took it the house, to give the Cowboys the lead. Diggs in the first player in the Super Bowl era, to record at least 7 Interceptions with multiple pick-sixes during thr first six games of the season. If Trevon Diggs doesn’t get your vote as Defensive Player of the Year, there’s something wrong. Nick Saban sure does look like a genius, moving Diggs to Cornerback from Wide Receiver. What’s cool to know is that the NFL’s Twitter account, changed their bio to “Trevon Diggs intercepted our bio”. Only special players, get treatment like that. On the very next play, Jones hit Kendrick Bourne, and he took it the distance, giving the lead back to New England. On that play, Bourne actually beat Diggs, en route to the end zone. Greg Zuerlein hit a 49 yard field goal with 20 seconds left, to push the game to overtime.

In overtime, the Patriots received the ball first, and punted shortly after. The Cowboys received the ball at their own 20 yard line and drove down the field. The Cowboys were in field goal range, but they had other plans. Prescott connected with Lamb on a 35 yard Touchdown, giving the Cowboys the victory, and extending their winning streak to 5 games.

Prescott suffered a calf injury on the last play of the game, when he hit Lamb for the game winner. He was seen in a walking boot on his right leg after the game. Dak said he will be fine, and he does get an extra week to rest, as the Cowboys are on a bye this week. It might be best, if he sits out the game on Halloween against Minnesota. You don’t want your Quarterback injured, on a run to the Playoffs. At the end of the day, I think Prescott will play, and I see the Cowboys coming out with a W.

Final Score: Dallas 30 Minnesota 17

Stephen D’Alesio’s 2022 Big Board 1.0

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We’re officially five weeks into the NFL season and we’ve seen a lot of shake-ups in the NFL standings, and shake-ups for the draft prospects for the upcoming 2022 NFL Draft. With that being said, the college football season has brought about some early risers and fallers for the upcoming draft, so these players will be making moves in the coming months. But for now, this is who I believe is the Top 50 Prospects right now.

 

  1. Kayvon Thibodeaux (3So) EDGE – Oregon
  2. Kyle Hamilton (Jr) S – Notre Dame
  3. Evan Neal (Jr) OT/G – Alabama
  4. Derek Stingley Jr. (Jr) CB – LSU
  5. DeMarvin Leal (Jr) DL – Texas A&M
  6. Kaiir Elam (Jr) CB- Florida
  7. Chris Olave (Sr) WR – Ohio State
  8. Desmond Ridder (RJr) QB – Cincinnati
  9. Zion Nelson (3So) OT – Miami
  10. Aidan Hutchinson (Sr) EDGE – Michigan
  11. Garrett Wilson (Jr) WR – Ohio State
  12. Matt Corral (RJr) QB – Ole Miss
  13. Kenyon Green (Jr) OG – Texas A&M
  14. Treylon Burks (Jr) WR – Arkansas
  15. Malik Willis (5RJr) QB – Liberty
  16. Christian Harris (Jr) ILB – Alabama
  17. Tyler Linderbaum (RJr) C – Iowa
  18. Brandon Joseph (RSo) S – Northwestern
  19. Jaxson Kirkland (5RJr) OT – Washington
  20. Kingsley Enagbare (Sr) EDGE – South Carolina
  21. Sam Howell (Jr) QB – North Carolina
  22. Drake Jackson (Jr) EDGE – USC
  23. Jordan Battle (Jr) S – Alabama
  24. John Metchie III (Jr) WR – Alabama
  25. Drake London (Jr) WR – USC
  26. Josh Jobe (Sr) CB – Alabama
  27. Jalen Wydermyer (Jr) TE – Texas A&M
  28. George Karlaftis (Jr) EDGE – Purdue
  29. Adam Anderson (Sr) EDGE – Georgia
  30. Isaiah Spiller (Jr) RB – Texas A&M
  31. Roger McCreary (Sr) CB – Auburn
  32. Carson Strong (RJr) QB – Nevada
  33. Jordan Davis (Sr) DT – Georgia
  34. Charles Cross (RSo) OT – Mississippi State
  35. Ahmad Gardner (Jr) CB – Cincinnati
  36. Breece Hall (Jr) RB – Iowa State
  37. Sam LaPorta (Jr) TE – Iowa
  38. Zion Johnson (5Sr) OG – Boston College
  39. George Pickens (Jr) WR – Georgia
  40. Jaquan Brisker (5Sr) S – Penn State
  41. Perrion Winfrey (Sr) DT – Oklahoma
  42. Thayer Munford (5Sr) OT/OG – Ohio State
  43. Andrew Booth Jr. (Jr) CB – Clemson
  44. Kyren Williams (RSo) RB – Notre Dame
  45. Demani Richardson (Jr) S – Texas A&M
  46. Sevyn Banks (Sr) CB – Ohio State
  47. Justyn Ross (RJr) WR – Clemson
  48. Myjai Sanders (Sr) EDGE – Cincinnati
  49. Devin Lloyd (5RJr) ILB – Utah
  50. Sean Rhyan (Jr) OT – UCLA

Evaluating the Cowboys’ first 4 games – Score prediction for Giants Cowboys

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This Cowboys team, impressed a lot of people with their performance on opening night, against the defending Super Bowl Champions. Dak Prescott picked up right where he left off, hitting CeeDee Lamb for a 19 yard Touchdown in the 1st Quarter. He connected with Amari Cooper 13 times, 2 of them were for Touchdowns. Dak is back, ladies and gentlemen. Even though the Defense gave up 31 points, I thought they played okay. The Bucs leading rusher was Fournette with 32 yards. Before the Bucs kicked the game winning field goal, their was a questionable no pass interference call on Chris Godwin. The Bucs were then in FG position, and Succop kicked the game winner. The Cowboys were right with the Bucs every step of the way, but couldn’t leave Tampa with the W. There’s lots of positives to be taken from this game, and I’m happy with the way the Cowboys played. This should foreshadow, what’s to come this season for the Cowboys.

The Cowboys then travelled to Los Angeles to take on the Chargers. I knew this game was going to be close, and it was. Tony Pollard carried the ball 13 times, for 109 yards, and scored a Touchdown. Zeke had 71 yards rushing on 16 carries, and scored a TD. Surprising that Pollard had more rushing yards than Zeke eh? Justin Herbert only threw for 1 Touchdown pass, and he also threw 2 Interceptions. Trevon Diggs, and Damontae Kazee both picked off Herbert. This Defense has improved so much, and Dan Quinn deserves a lot of credit. Dak didn’t throw for a Touchdown, but he didn’t need to. Later on in the season, their going to look back on this game, and know how important it was, to come out with a win.

The Eagles came to town last Monday night, for an NFC East clash. Division games are always important, especially in the NFC East. The Cowboys got off to a good start, with Elliott punching it in from a yard out, on the opening drive of the game. Prescott fumbled on their next drive in the end zone, and Hargrave recovered it for a Touchdown. The Cowboys never looked back, scoring 5 of the last 7 Touchdowns, highlighted by Trevon Diggs’ pick 6 in the 3rd Quarter. What’s interesting to know on his pick 6, the Quarterback, Wide Receiver (Smith), and Cornerback all went to Alabama. Pretty cool isn’t it? I wonder if that has ever happened before. Prescott had a great game, throwing for 3 Touchdowns, with no Interceptions. Lamb and Cooper didn’t even have great games, and they still won by 20 points. That’s saying something.

The Panthers rolled into AT&T Stadium 3-0. Their win against Houston came with a cost, with Christian McCaffrey suffering a hamstring injury, which made him sit out. The Panthers went into halftime with a 14-13 lead, and then the Cowboys turned it on. Less than 5 minutes in the 3rd Quarter, Prescott hit Cooper down the sideline, for a 35 yard Touchdown. 3 minutes later, Prescott hit Schultz for a 6 yard Touchdown. Then he hit, Wilson for a 23 yard Touchdown, extending their lead 33-14. That’s one of the best quarters of Football from the Cowboys, I have seen in a little while. Darnold hit D.J. Moore twice for Touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough, as the Cowboys took this one 36-28. I’m really impressed with Trevon Diggs. He’s had an Interception in every game this seaosn, including 2 in this game. He leads the NFL in Interceptions, and right now, he would get my vote as Defensive Player of the Year. He’s really taken his game to another level. His WR experience, really shows up in his game. He’s only going to get better and better. The sky’s the limit for this kid.

The Giants are coming to town, after their first win Sunday on the road against New Orleans. NFC East games are always fun, especially when these 2 square off. It’s a little bit of a trap game for Dallas, but I expect them to take care of business.

Final score: New York 17 Dallas 38

Pupo’s 2021-2022 College Football Playoff Predictions

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The time has come! Even though, the College Football Season has already kicked off, it’s still acceptable to drop Playoff predictions. The season got here pretty fast, lemme tell ya. We’re back into the swing of things, and before you know it, the National Championship will be here. College Football will look a little different this year, with names like Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, Zach Wilson, Mac Jones, and DeVonta Smith, all off to the NFL. We should truly appreciate, how special they were to College Football. Who will we see step up and become the next set of stars? We will find out. Oklahoma just missed out on getting into the Playoff. I had them finishing with 1 loss. Clemson gets in, because their only loss is to Georgia. Here are my Playoff predictions for this season. Their records include Conference Championship Games. I hope you enjoy!

 

  1. Alabama 13-0  vs  4. Clemson 12-1

This will be the 5th time in the last 7 years, that these 2 powerhouses have met in the playoff. Crazy isn’t it? Let’s review their last 4 matchups. In the 2016 National Championship, Alabama beat Clemson 45-40. The following year in the National Championship, saw Clemson take down Alabama 35-31. In 2018, Alabama beat Clemson 24-6 in the semi-finals. 2019, Clemson took down Alabama 44-16 in the National Championship. These 2 teams, know each other very well, let’s put it that way. Alabama lost the 2nd most production on Offense of any team in the country, but their schedule isn’t very strong, and they should be back in the playoff like usual. The Defense only lost 3 starters (Surtain, Moses, Barmore), so they should be stronger this year. This Defense just might be the best in College Football.

Clemson obviously lost their 2 most important players on Offense, Trevor Lawrence, and Travis Etienne. You can tell their presence was missed, last Saturday night against Georgia. But let’s not throw the towel in on them yet. This Clemson team is still very talented. Sophomore Quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei should be able to bounce back from that loss, and I expect him to. Their schedule isn’t very strong the rest of the way, and I see them running the table, and getting back into the playoff. Almost every Defensive starter returns, so this Defense should be much better this season. Giving up 10 points to a strong Georgia team, is pretty good if you ask me.

Final Score: Alabama 28 Clemson 17

 

2. Ohio State 13-0  vs  3. Georgia 12-1

You would think when a team loses their starting Quarterback (especially someone like Justin Fields), they wouldn’t go undefeated again. Well, they just did, again. It’s C.J. Stroud’s time now, as he patiently sat behind Fields last year. Only Bryce Young and D.J. Uiagalelei were ranked ahead of him in the 2020 Class. I bet you didn’t know that. He had a nice game last Thursday night against Minnesota, throwing for 294 Yards, and 4 Touchdowns. He’s picking up, right where Fields left off. He has the best WR tandem in the Country, in Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson. That should do wonders for Stroud’s game this season. They did lose Trey Sermon, but they have a committee of backs, that should be fine moving forward.

It’s J.T. Daniels’ first full year as a starter for the Bulldogs. He was 4-0 as a starter last season. Not sure why it took Kirby Smart so long, to put Daniels in. If he started earleir, who knows, maybe Georgia advances to the Playoff. Their Offense returns almost every starter, so it should be really strong this season. They were without, George Pickens, Arik Gilbert, Darnell Washington, Dominick Blaylock, and Tykee Smith last Saturday night, and they still pulled it off. When everybody’s back healthy, look out. The Defense took a hit, loosing pretty much their entire Secondary, but they did get Derion Kendrick, and he will help anchor that Secondary. He got the last laugh last Saturday night, beating his old team.

Final Score: Georgia 30 Ohio State 24

 

National Championship: 1. Alabama 14-0  vs  3. Georgia 13-1

Another SEC matchup for the National Championship. These 2 teams met in the Natty in 2018, with Alabama coming from behind to win. The legend of Tua Tagovailoa was born. Oh how time flies. I gave Georgia only 1 loss in the regular season, and it was to Alabama. Georgia want’s revenge badly. Georgia has had top recruiting classes for years, but they just haven’t put it all together yet. Is this finally the year they do? Let’s find out. Like I mentioned earlier, Alabama’s Offense lost a ton of production, and I don’t see how that Offense, can match the success they had last year. It just takes time, to build chemistry. This Georgia Offense is going to be lethal this season. J.T. Daniels has everything around him, to succeed. Arik Gilbert is going to be the wild-card of that Offense. He’s a former 5 star recruit, and he was the #1 TE in his class. He’s away from the team right now, and if he comes back, he’s going to be a huge help to Daniels. Georgia has him listed as a WR on their website, and it will be interesting to see how he performs on the outside. He only started 1 game at TE last year, and it was against Alabama. I’ve been saying it all year, this is Georgia’s year. When Lee Corso made his headgear pick last Saturday he also said “It’s the year of the Dawgs”. Georgia gets sweet revenge on Alabama.

Final Score: Georgia 21 Alabama 18

Is this the year Alabama takes a step back?

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The past decade or so, no College Football team, has been more dominant than Alabama. When you think of the top College team, Alabama surely comes to find first. Nick Saban, to go along with the School’s notoriety, is what drives top recruits, to play their. Alabama’s 2021 recruiting class, is the top recruiting class of all-time. No surprise eh? Their class includes seven 5 stars, and sixteen 4 stars. This class has a chance to be legendary.

The College Football Playoff has been around for 7 years, and Alabama has made the playoff 6 times. They’ve won 3 National Championships, and have lost in 2, in that span. The only year they didn’t make it, was in 2019 when Tua Tagovailoa went down. If he doesn’t go down, who knows, maybe they advance to the Playoff, and win it all. It’s truly remarkable to think, how dominant the Crimson Tide have been.

Let’s circle back to 2013. Alabama throttled Notre Dame in the National Championship, to win back-to-back titles. However, the next year they took a step back. On the last play of the game against Auburn, the Tigers returned a missed field goal, all the way back, and defeated Alabama. The game is known as “The Kick 6”, and it’s one of the most memorable plays, in College Football history. All because of that loss, Alabama didn’t advance to the BCS National Championship. If you didn’t know, the Playoff didn’t exist yet, and that was the last year for the BCS. Same goes for Clemson. They won the National Championship in 2017, taking down Alabama. The following year, they took a step back, with Deshaun Watson, and Mike Williams leaving for the NFL. They advanced to the Playoff, but lost to Alabama in the semi-finals. It’s near impossible, to be dominant every single season. Players leave, and it takes time to reload.

This could be the case for Alabama this year. Their Offense took a huge hit, with 8 starters leaving for the NFL. The only starters that are returning are; John Metchie III, Evan Neal, and Emil Ekiyor. It’s Bryce Young’s time now, with Mac Jones off to the NFL. Young has some big shoes to fill, but should be more than up to the challenge, with him being the top ranked Quarterback in the 2020 recruiting class. The Defense only lost 3 starters; Patrick Surtain II, Dylan Moses, and Christian Barmore. I expect this Defense, to be one of the best in the Country, if not the best. Don’t be surprised if Bama, isn’t in the National Championship Game next January.

Is this the year Georgia puts it together?

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In it’s history, Georgia has only won 2 National Championships. Those 2, were in 1942, and 1980. It’s been a long time coming for Georgia. If there’s a year where the Bulldogs can win it all, this is it. The Bulldogs have had one of the top recruiting classes, the last few years, but they just haven’t put it all together yet. Kirby Smart will be entering his 6th season as Georgia’s Head Coach, and this might be the best Bulldogs team that he’s had. Yes they haven’t won a National Championship under Smart, but he’s still turned this Georgia team around. He’s compiled a 52-14 record as Head Coach, and has taken the Dogs to the National Championship Game.

Let’s circle back, to the previous 4 years. In 2018, Georgia took down Oklahoma 54-48 in the semi-finals, to advance to the National Championship against Alabama. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 13-0 lead, but the Tide came back. The game eventually went to overtime, with Alabama winning. It was a tough one to swallow for Georgia. The following year, saw the Bulldogs again advance to the SEC Championship Game. This time, it was against Alabama. With a win, Georgia advances to the College Football Playoff again. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 21-7 lead, but again, the Crimson Tide stormed back, and eventually won the game 35-28. It was another crushing defeat for Georgia, and they were left out of the Playoff. What’s crazy to know, is that Alabama has only lead by a little over a minute, in the National Championship, and the 2018 SEC title game combined, and won both games. Crazy isn’t it? In 2019, Georgia advanced to the SEC title game, this time, it was against LSU, and lost that game. With a win, they would have advanced to the Playoff, but again, they were left out. Last season, was a bit of a turnaround year. Jake Fromm left early for the NFL, and the Bulldogs struggled at the Quarterback position, for most of the season. Then Kirby Smart, turned to J.T. Daniels, and he led the Bulldogs to 4 straight wins, to close out the season. Georgia didn’t have a shot at the playoff, even before Daniels took over, but if Smart would have started Daniels from the beginning, who knows how far this Georgia team would have went.

The Bulldogs only lose 3 starters on Offense; Trey Hill, Ben Cleveland, and Tre’ McKitty. They made arguably the biggest addition of the off-season, when they snagged Arik Gilbert from the transfer portal. He was rated the #1 TE in the 2020 Class, and had a nice Freshman year with LSU. He’s listed as a WR on Georgia’s website, so it looks like he’s making the move to the outside. Either way, he’s going to be a nightmare, for opposing Defenses. This Offense just got even more scarier. George Pickens tore his ACL a few months ago, and might miss a portion of the season, but should perform at a high level when he’s back. The Defense took a bit of a hit, loosing Malik Herring, Monty Rice, Eric Stokes, Tyson Campbell, Richard LeCounte III, Mark Webb, and D.J. Daniel. Former Clemson CB Derion Kendrick, and former West Virginia Safety Tykee Smith, have also transferred to Georgia, via the transfer portal. With Georgia loosing pretty much their whole Secondary, Kendrick and Smith, are two huge additions. Georgia has everything in place, to win the Natty.

How the transfer portal has changed College Football

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College Football is truly amazing. Tailgating, jam packed stadiums (let’s obviously forget about last year), bands, nothing beats it. I don’t know about you, but during Football season, Saturday is my favourite day of the week. A certain pit stop, has really changed College Football in it’s entirety. That pit stop, is the transfer portal. Like any other sport, College Football is unpredictable, and the transfer portal supports that statement. The transfer portal, has been a hot commodity, over the last 5 or so years. Players have left their Schools, and have found greener pastures elsewhere. When there’s a trend, others follow. Just like players opting out last season. Caleb Farley was the first to do so, and it started a trend. They saw him do it, so others followed.

3 out of the last 4 No. 1 overall picks have been transfers. I bet you didn’t know that. Those 3 are; Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray, and Joe Burrow. They also all won the Heisman Trophy as well. Goes to show you, how sacred the transfer portal is.  Jake Fromm made 2 five star Quarterbacks transfer. Jacob Eason, and Justin Fields. Without him, the College Football Playoff, would have looked differently the last couple of years. It seems like every other day, somebody is entering the transfer portal.  If I had to list every player who has transferred, I would be here forever. That’s how busy the portal has been.

We’ve also seen players, decommit from a School, then sign with another. It’s not considered transferring, but it’s still the idea, of a player leaving a School for another. Mac Jones, and Sam Howell, are 2 prime examples. Jones, signed with Kentucky, then changed his mind, and as we know, signed with Alabama. I bet you didn’t know that. If Jones stayed at Kentucky, I’m sure he wouldn’t have won a National Championship, nor been a first round pick. Howell originally committed to play at Florida State, then decommitted, and signed to play at North Carolina. One decision, can make a huge diference in your career. Players aren’t scared, to test the waters elsewhere.

Riley’s Early 2022 NFL Mock Draft

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The 2022 NFL Draft may be a year away, but it is never too early to predict where these future stars may land. Please enjoy my first attempt at a 2022 NFL Mock Draft!


Round 1

  1. Houston Texans Houston Texans logo

Selection: Sam Howell – QB – North Carolina

By the looks of it, Houston is in store for a disaster of a season. I strongly believe Deshaun Watson has played his last down in a Texans uniform and both Tyrod Taylor and Davis Mills are not the long-term solution. Insert Sam Howell who I believe is the best Quarterback in next years class.


2. Detroit Lions

Selection: Spencer Rattler – QB – Oklahoma

It is a make it or break it season for Jared Goff and the jury seems to be out on him. Spencer Rattler has all the tools to be great and should show signs of development after this upcoming season.


3. Jacksonville Jaguars

Selection: Kayvon Thibodeaux – DE – Oregon

The first non-Quarterback goes off the board here to Jacksonville. They are trending in the right direction but it may take another season or two before they can really put a solid team together. Thibodeaux is an absolute beast off the edge and would pair nicely with Josh Allen.


4. Las Vegas Raiders Las Vegas Raiders logo

Selection: Derek Stingley Jr – CB – LSU

Stingley Jr is my top defensive back prospect heading into next season. I think he will cement himself as a top five prospect and will fall into the Raiders laps after a disappointing year.


5. Cincinnati Bengals

Selection: Evan Neal – OT – Alabama

A year later, and Offensive Line will remain as a priority in Cincy. Joe Burrow got his buddy and former college teammate Ja’Marr Chase in the previous draft, but now it is time to put some protection around their franchise Quarterback.


6. New York Jets

Selection: Kyle Hamilton – S – Notre Dame

New York is headed in the right direction with new Head Coach Robert Saleh. However, a few more pieces need to be added to the puzzle and shoring up the back-end of the secondary with the best Safety in the class will give the Jets a great tandem with Hamilton and Marcus Maye.


7. Philadelphia Eagles

Selection: Kaiir Elam – CB – Florida

Philadelphia still have multiple holes on their roster. Both the Offensive and Defensive Lines are getting old and the season ultimately hangs on the development of Jalen Hurts. Adding Elam to the secondary to learn from and aging Darius Slay will allow for an easier transition once he decides to leave or retire.


8. Atlanta Falcons

Selection: Drake Jackson – DE – USC

Atlanta has been searching for a consistent pass rusher since John Abraham hung up his cleats. Guys like Vic Beasley and Takk McKinley have come and gone leaving the door wide open. Drake Jackson has all the potential in the world to be great and Falcon fans should be excited if they are able to bring him into their organization.


9. New York Giants (via Chicago) See the source image

Selection: Kedon Slovis – QB – USC

This selection suggestion that Daniel Jones shows no signs of improvement after the Giants surrounded him with all the weapons he could ask for. Kedon Slovis will have the opportunity to come in and do what Daniel Jones couldn’t.


10. New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints logo

Selection: Chris Olave – WR – Ohio State

I am expecting the Saints to have a down year this season. Drew Brees has moved into the next phase of his life, and the Saints front office had an absolute mess of an off-season trying to get under the cap. I believe Jameis Winston will have a solid season but with so many unknowns at multiple positions, it looks to be an up-hill battle. Adding Olave to this offense will finally add a compliment to Michael Thomas.


11. Denver Broncos Denver Broncos logo

Selection: Christian Harris – LB – Alabama

With the top three Quarterbacks taken, the Broncos address their second position of need with this pick. The Linebacker room scares me in a bad way in Denver and is the biggest weakness on their Defense. Christian Harris will be a day-one starter and will help take this Defense to the next level.


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Selection: DeMarvin Leal – DT – Texas A&M

You live and die in the trenches, therefore beefing up the middle of the Defensive Line should always be a priority. Dalvin Tomlinson has moved onto Minnesota leaving a hole in the middle of the Giants Defense. DeMarvin Leal is a great run stuffer and his athleticism is underrated for a big guy.


13. Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers logo

Selection: Kenyon Green – OL – Texas A&M

Clearing holes for CMC and protecting Sam Darnold is exactly what Kenyon Green will do for the Panthers. He can play inside and out and will be paving holes in Carolina for years to come.


14. Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys logo

Selection: George Karlaftis – DE – Purdue

In 2022, the Cowboys’ Defense will continue to be a liability. It won’t matter how many points the Offense can score if their Defense cannot stop anyone. Pair Karlaftis with DeMarcus Lawrence and the pass rush will get back to where it needs to be.


15. Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers logo

Selection: Zach Harrison – DE – Ohio State

Melvin Ingram has yet to re-sign with the Chargers, leaving a big hole on the Defensive Line. Joey Bosa needs a running mate and this leads the Chargers to head back to Ohio State to get him one.


16. Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns helmet

Selection: Justyn Ross – WR – Clemson

Once again, Cleveland does not have many holes on their roster. Baker will continue to be a game manager but it could be worse. I think the Odell Beckham Jr experiment ends after this season as it appears he is not the dynamic player he claims to be. Justyn Ross is coming off a season-ending injury but remains as one of the top Receivers in this class


17. New England Patriots New England Patriots logo

Selection: Garrett Wilson – WR – Ohio State

The Patriots got their guy last draft in Mac Jones. Now, they must surround him with weapons on Offense to help him succeed. New England landed the top two Tight Ends in Free Agency this year, but Receiver is still questionable. Wilson would be an immediate impact player for the Patriots.


18. Miami Dolphins (via San Francisco)

Selection: Jaxson Kirkland – OT – Washington

The Dolphins have slowly put together a strong team but the Offensive Line could use some additional work. I like this fit for Jaxson Kirkland and believe it would go a long way in protecting Tua.


19. Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals logo

Selection: Zion Nelson – OT – Miami

The same comments I mentioned with the Dolphins can be applied here. Arizona looks to be on the rise but the Offensive Line could use more help.


20. Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings logo

Selection: Kingsley Enagbare – DE – South Carolina

I was thinking the Vikings would address this position in this past draft. Unfortunately, they did not until the later rounds. Enagbare would pair nicely with Danielle Hunter the two of them off the edge would be a scary sight for opposing Quarterbacks.


21. Washington Football Team Washington Football Team logo

Selection: Desmond Ridder – QB – Cincinnati

Washington has quietly built a very strong team. However, the long-term solution at Quarterback remains up in the air. Ryan Fitzpatrick will win some games for Washington this season but he is near the end of his career. Ridder will have the opportunity to come in and lead this team for the next two decades.


22. Philadelphia Eagles (via Miami)

Selection: Charles Cross – OT – Mississippi State

The youth movement continues in Philadelphia with their second of three first round picks. If the Eagles truly believe in Jalen Hurts than they must do everything they can to maintain their great Offensive Line. Cross is a day one starter caliber player but may be better off sitting behind Lane Johnson for a season to learn and develop.


23. Tennessee Titans

Selection: Andrew Booth Jr – CB – Clemson

Titan fans may be upset with this pick because they drafted a Corner in the first round in this past draft with Caleb Farley. I liked that pick for the Titans but the Secondary is still a mess in Tennessee.


24. Philadelphia Eagles (via Indianapolis Colts)

Selection: Treylon Burks – WR – Arkansas

With their third first round pick in this draft, the Eagles are able to address another position of need. It seems as though the Eagles are drafting a Receiver in the first round each year. DeVonta Smith will be a dynamic playmaker but the rest of the current Receivers are lackluster. Burks and Smith will make a great tandem.


25. Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens logo

Selection: Ikem Ekwonu – IOL – NC State

The Ravens need to beef up the middle of their run heavy Offensive Line. Ikem Ekwonu will be able to come in and start right away as I believe he is very pro-ready.


26. Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers logo

Selection: George Pickens – WR – Georgia 

The Aaron Rodgers era may be over in Green Bay, insert Jordan Love into the QB1 spot. With that being said, Green Bay decides to build around their young Quarterback and give him a weapon opposite of Devante Adams.


27. New York Jets (via Seattle)

Selection: John Metchie III – WR – Alabama

John Metchie III will add a dynamic playmaking ability to this Jets Offense, which has been lacking for some time now. Zach Wilson needs the tools to succeed and he gets one of the top Receivers here.


28. Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers logo

Selection: Malik Willis – QB – Liberty 

Ben Roethlisberger is gearing up for what most people assume to be his last season in the NFL. This means Pittsburgh will be in search of his successor. Malik Willis has a lot of potential to be a great Quarterback in the NFL and the Steelers will be able to rest easy knowing he will be throwing passes for the Black and Yellow for years to come.


29. Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills logo

Selection: Isaiah Spiller – RB – Texas A&M

The running game will be Buffalo’s Achilles heel this season. Josh Allen was the Bills leading rusher last season and that should scare people. As good as Allen is, he cannot win games solely with his arm. Adding a run game is critical for this Bills team. Isaiah Spiller is currently my top Running Back prospect and think he would bring a new element to the Bills Offense.


30. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo

Selection: Ahmad Gardner – CB – Cincinnati 

I do not see any holes on this Buccaneers roster. I liked the selection of Kyle Trask to learn from Tom Brady and eventually take-over as the starting Quarterback. Tampa could go anywhere with this pick but adding to the secondary is the way I see them heading.


31. Detroit Lions (via Los Angeles Rams)

Selection: Ventrell Miller – LB – Florida 

The Lions are back with their second pick of the first round. First, they addressed the Quarterback position, and now they look to address the Middle Linebacker position. Ventrell Miller is a down-hill, hard hitting linebacker who is excellent sideline to sideline.


32. Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs logo

Selection: Sevyn Banks – CB – Ohio State

Kansas City is another team that has next to no holes. However, I think their secondary could use some help and spending a first round pick on a potential shutdown Corner would add tremendous value to the Chiefs Defense.

Pupo’s way-to-early 2022 Big Board

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It’s already been over a month, since the 2021 NFL Draft concluded. Can you believe it? It’s never to early, to put out an early Big Board for the following years Draft. I’m sure this list will drastically change, when my final Big Board is revealed a few weeks before the 2022 Draft, but for now, here are my top 50 players for next year’s Draft. I hope you enjoy!

 

  1. Kayvon Thibodeaux (3So) EDGE – Oregon Oregon Ducks - Wikipedia
  2. Derek Stingley (Jr) CB – LSU 2007 LSU Tigers football team - Wikipedia
  3. Sam Howell (Jr) QB – North Carolina North Carolina Tar Heels football - Wikipedia
  4. Spencer Rattler (RSo) QB – Oklahoma Oklahoma Sooners football - Wikipedia
  5. Evan Neal (Jr) OT/G – Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide football - Wikipedia
  6. Kyle Hamilton (Jr) S – Notre Dame Notre Dame Fighting Irish - Wikipedia
  7. Christian Harris (Jr) LB – Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide football - Wikipedia
  8. DeMarvin Leal (Jr) DL – Texas A&M Texas A&M Aggies football - Wikipedia
  9. Charles Cross (RSo) OT – Mississippi State Mississippi State Bulldogs - Wikipedia
  10. Kenyon Green (Jr) G/OT – Texas A&M Texas A&M Aggies football - Wikipedia
  11. Andrew Booth Jr. (Jr) CB – Clemson Clemson Tigers - Wikipedia
  12. Ahmad Gardner (Jr) CB – Cincinnati File:Cincinnati Bearcats logo.svg - Wikipedia
  13. Kaiir Elam (Jr) CB – Florida Florida Gators - Wikipedia
  14. J.T. Daniels (RJr) QB – Georgia Georgia Bulldogs football - Wikipedia
  15. Zion Nelson (3So) OT – Miami Miami Hurricanes - Wikipedia
  16. George Pickens (Jr) WR – Georgia Georgia Bulldogs football - Wikipedia
  17. Chris Olave (Sr) WR – Ohio State Ohio State Buckeyes - Wikipedia
  18. Sevyn Banks (Sr) CB – Ohio State Ohio State Buckeyes - Wikipedia
  19. Kedon Slovis (Jr) QB – USC USC Trojans football - Wikipedia
  20. Breece Hall (Jr) RB – Iowa State Iowa State Cyclones football - Wikipedia
  21. Garrett Wilson (Jr) WR – Ohio State Ohio State Buckeyes - Wikipedia
  22. Rasheed Walker (RJr) OT – Penn State Penn State Nittany Lions - Wikipedia
  23. Isaiah Spiller (Jr) RB – Texas A&M Texas A&M Aggies football - Wikipedia
  24. Jalen Wydermyer (Jr) TE – Texas A&M Texas A&M Aggies football - Wikipedia
  25. Derion Kendrick (Sr) CB – Georgia Georgia Bulldogs football - Wikipedia
  26. Nik Bonitto (RJr) EDGE – Oklahoma Oklahoma Sooners football - WikipediaJ
  27. Josh Jobe (Sr) CB – Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide football - Wikipedia
  28. Jordan Davis (Sr) DT – Georgia Georgia Bulldogs football - Wikipedia
  29. George Karlaftis (Jr) EDGE – Purdue Purdue Boilermakers football - Wikipedia
  30. Cade Mays (Sr) OT/G – Tennessee Tennessee Volunteers football - Wikipedia
  31. Justyn Ross (RJr) WR – Clemson Clemson Tigers - Wikipedia
  32. Treylon Burks (Jr) WR – Arkansas Arkansas Razorbacks - Wikipedia
  33. Thayer Munford (5Sr) OT – Ohio State Ohio State Buckeyes - Wikipedia
  34. Aidan Hutchinson (Sr) EDGE – Michigan Michigan Wolverines - Wikipedia
  35. Malik Willis (RSr) QB – Liberty Liberty Flames and Lady Flames - Wikipedia
  36. Drake Jackson (Jr) EDGE – USC USC Trojans football - Wikipedia
  37. Ventrell Miller (RSr) LB – Florida Florida Gators - Wikipedia
  38. Jordan Battle (Jr) S – Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide football - Wikipedia
  39. Kingsley Enagbare (Sr) EDGE – South Carolina South Carolina Gamecocks - Wikipedia
  40. Abraham Lucas (RSr) OT – Washington State Washington State Cougars - Wikipedia
  41. Haskell Garrett (5Sr) DT – Ohio State Ohio State Buckeyes - Wikipedia
  42. Myjai Sanders (Sr) EDGE – Cincinnati File:Cincinnati Bearcats logo.svg - Wikipedia
  43. Logan Brown (RSo) OT – Wisconsin Wisconsin Badgers football - Wikipedia
  44. Nick Broeker (Jr) OT – Ole Miss Ole Miss Rebels - Wikipedia
  45. Owen Pappoe (Jr) LB – Auburn Does Auburn have a new logo? The university says no.
  46. Darian Kinnard (Sr) OT – Kentucky File:Kentucky Wildcats logo.svg - Wikipedia
  47. Kennedy Brooks (RJr) RB – Oklahoma Oklahoma Sooners football - Wikipedia
  48. Ty Fryfogle (5Sr) WR – Indiana Indiana Hoosiers football - Wikipedia
  49. Zion Tupuola-Fetui (4So) EDGE – Washington Washington Huskies football - Wikipedia
  50. Brandon Joseph (RSo) S – Northwestern Northwestern Wildcats - Wikipedia

Pupo’s way-to-early 2022 Mock Draft

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You thought Mock Draft season was over didn’t you? Think again!! Now that the dust has settled on this year’s Draft, it’s time to put out a way-to-early Mock for next year. Here is my early look, at how the 1st and 2nd Round will play out next year. The order is how I project the season to go. I hope you enjoy!

  1. Houston = Sam Howell (Jr) QB – North Carolina
  • New Head Coach David Culley, is having his work cut out so far. With Deshaun Watson wanting out, to go along with his legal troubles, Culley might be the busiest Head Coach in the NFL. Even though they selected Davis Mills in the 3rd Round, if they earn the first overall pick, I see them going Quarterback again. Howell’s stats will inflate, with him loosing Javonte Williams, Michael Carter, Dyami Brown, and Dazz Newsome, but it will still be good enough for him to be the first player off the board. Howell becomes the new face of the franchise in Houston.

2. New York Jets = Kayvon Thibodeaux (RSo) EDGE – Oregon

  • The Jets picking here might be a head scratcher for most, but I just feel that they should have provided Zach Wilson with better weapons, in order for him to have more success. A trade down could be in play here, but not with a player like Thibodeaux on the board. If he was eligible for this year’s Draft, he most likely would have been the top pass rusher drafted. He’s a true No.1 Edge rusher, with a chance to be one of the top five players at the position for the next decade.

3. Detroit = Derek Stingley Jr. (Jr) CB – LSU

  • General Manager Brad Holmes, was with the Rams when they drafted Jared Goff with the first overall pick, back in 2016. With that being said, I don’t see them drafting somebody to replace Goff, when Holmes has a really good relationship with him. They took Jeffrey Okudah 3rd overall last year, and they could use somebody opposite him. If Derek Stingley was eligible to enter the Draft after his remarkable true Freshman year, he might have leapfrogged Okudah, as the first Cornerback taken. Ironically, their now teammates. Stingley has everything you want in a Corner, and it would be a surprise if he’s not a super star. I’ll be sure to tell my kids, that Stingley was the best true Freshman CB ever. Stingley and Okudah, will give the Lions the best young Secondary in the league.

4. Washington = J.T. Daniels (RJr) QB – Georgia

  • Your probably thinking to yourself, ”No way Washington is the fourth worst team in Football after winning the NFC East last season”. We all know Ryan Fitzpatrick is an up and down Quarterback, and everybody knows Washington will be in the hunt for a Quarterback next offseason. I’ve always been a J.T. Daniels fan, and I’m still confused as to why it took so long for Kirby Smart to announce him as the starter. Daniels started 4 games last season, and the Bulldogs were 4-0. He threw for 1,231 Passing Yards, and 10 Touchdowns, foreshadowing what he can do next season as the team’s full time starter. Don’t be surprised, if Daniels leads the Bulldogs to a National Championship victory next January.

5. Jacksonville = Evan Neal (Jr) OT/G – Alabama

  • The Jags had one of the best Drafts this year, and they will be looking to build off of that success, in next year’s Draft. Walker Little was a nice pick, but they could use more help along that Offensive Line, in order for Trevor Lawrence to have more success. Neal played left Guard as a true Freshman, then moved to RT as a Sophomore, and should move to LT next season, with the departure of Alex Leatherwood. Either at Tackle or Guard, Neal will carve out a nice career, and would help keep Lawrence upright.

6. Cincinnati = Christian Harris (Jr) LB – Alabama

  • The Bengals took Jackson Carman, and D’Ante Smith in this year’s Draft, and that’s good enough for them to address another need with their pick here, and address the Offensive Line on Day 2. It takes a special type of Linebacker to start as a true Freshman under Nick Saban, and that’s what Harris did in 2019, starting 12 of 13 games. The Bengals Linebackers aren’t great, and they could use a stud like Harris in the middle. Harris should easily be the most coveted ILB next Spring. Harris would be the signal caller on that Bengals Defense.

7. Philadelphia = Kyle Hamilton (Jr) S – Notre Dame

  • Is Jalen Hurts the franchise in Phily? Hurts threw for 1,061 Passing Yards, 6 Touchdowns, while throwing 4 Interceptions, in his 4 starts last season. Those aren’t relatively great numbers, but keep in mind, he never had a full offseason last year, and he gets that this year. I don’t think he’s going to have a great year, but it will be good enough for the Eagles to give him another year as the starter, to see what they got in him. Nick Sirianni is an Offensive minded Coach, which could do wonders for Hurts’ game. With that being said, they can address the Safety position, which is in dire need of an upgrade. If Kyle Hamilton was eligible this year, he most likely would have been the first Safety off the board. Hamilton would instantly give that Eagles Secondary a much-needed boost.

8. Carolina = Charles Cross (RSo) OT – Mississippi State

  • The Panthers are in a similar situation along with the Eagles. Their still curious as to if, their starting Quarterback is the long term answer. Sam Darnold struggled in New York, but was it a combination of his poor supporting cast and himself? We will see and find out. I see him having a fine year, and I don’t think they will give up on him, after only 1 season. He could use some more protection up front. Cross is an ascending prospect, who I see having a similar rise like Christian Darrisaw did. He would help keep Darnold upright.

9. Las Vegas = Chris Olave (Sr) WR – Ohio State

  • Is it time for the Raiders to replace Derek Carr? Carr is often scrutinized by many, and the Raiders seem to block out that noise. I see him returning as the starter in 2022. Is he a guy that’s going to throw for 40 Touchdowns in a season? Probably not, but he’s still capable of having success. Ruggs disappointed last season, but let’s not label him as a bust just yet. They can use another WR opposite him. Olave surprised most by returning for his Senior year, but it might have been the right decision, because he has a chance to be the first WR off the board next year. This reminds me of when DeVonta Smith passed on the 2020 Draft, in order to return for his Senior year. He would most likely have been a late round pick, and it turned out, it was the right move. Same goes for Olave.

10. Atlanta = Nik Bonitto (RJr) EDGE – Oklahoma

  • Rumours have been swirling around, that Julio Jones could be traded, but I just don’t see them trading one of the best WR’s in the past little while. They drafted Kyle Pitts to complete their Offense, and it wouldn’t be right to trade Julio. The Falcons need some pass rush help, and Bonitto can give them that. He broke out as a Redshirt Sophomore last season, collecting 32 total tackles, and 8.5 sacks. Even with that impressive season, he’s flying under people’s radars, but it won’t be long until they start noticing him.

11. Green Bay = Kaiir Elam (Jr) CB – Florida

  • Aaron Rodgers has announced his frusturation with the Packers organization, and I don’t think he will be back in Green Bay. So now, it’s Jordan Love’s team. Nobody really knows, how he’s going to perform, in his first season as a starting Quarterback. Regardless what type of year he has, it wouldn’t be right to give up on him, after only 1 season. The Packers just aren’t a fan of drafting WR’s in the 1st Round. They haven’t done so since 2002, when they selected Javon Walker. Kevin King was only brought back on a 1 year deal, and even if he’s retained, they could use a player like Elam in that Secondary, relegating King to Slot duties. Elam and Alexander, would form one of the best CB tandems in the league.

12. New York Giants = Kenyon Green (Jr) OT/G – Texas A&M

  • This is a make or break year for Daniel Jones. If he plays bad, he will most likely be replaced next Spring. I see him having a similar year as he did in 2019 (3,027 Passing Yards, 24 Touchdowns, 14 Interceptions), resulting in the Giants giving him another year. He can use some more protection up front. Green has just played Guard, so far during his time in College Station, but was recruited as a Tackle, meaning he offers versatility. Whether at Guard or Tackle, he woud his Quarterback upright.

13. Minnesota = Spencer Rattler (RSo) QB – Oklahoma

  • The Kirk Cousins era in Minnesota is officially over. He’s a fine Quarterback, but I just don’t know if he’s the guy that can get you to the promise land. He will be 34 next year, and it’s the appropriate time to move on from him. At the end of the day, it wouldn’t surprise me, if Spencer Rattler winds up as the #1 overall pick. Rattler has crazy arm talent, and makes impressive off-platform throws. Last season he threw for 3,031 Passing Yards, 28 Touchdowns, while throwing 7 Interceptions, in his first season as a starter, after sitting behind Jalen Hurts as a true Freshman. He will be looking to build off of that success this upcoming season. Rattler’s upside is enormous. 

14. Indianapolis = Zion Nelson (Jr) OT – Miami

  • Carson Wentz is reunited with his former Offensive Coordinator Frank Reich, and he should perform better this upcoming season. He can use more help in front of him. Eric Fisher will be 31 next year, and is coming off a torn Achilles. He simply can’t be relied upon, as the long term answer at Left Tackle. Nelson can step in and start right away, protecting the blindside of Carson Wentz.

15. New York Giants (from Chicago) = DeMarvin Leal (Jr) DL – Texas A&M

  • The Giants could use another WR, but that can be addressed on Day 2. Getting help along their Defensive Line is more of a priority. Danny Shelton can be replaced. Leal has experienced playing inside and outside, and would fit in perfectly with the Giants. Williams, Lawrence, and Leal, would give Defensive Coordinator’s fits.

16. New Orleans = George Pickens (Jr) WR – Georgia

  • I wouldn’t rule out a Quarterback here, but ultimately I believe the Saints will go in a different direction. Michael Thomas has needed a running mate opposite him for quite some time, and they get him here with the selection of Pickens. Pickens tore his ACL in March, and might miss some time early in the season, but I see him coming back with a vengeance. Him and Michael Thomas, would instantly form, one of the best WR tandems in the league.

17. Tennessee = Jordan Davis (Sr) DT – Georgia

  • This Titans team is talented enough to go all the way. They need a few more pieces to solidify their team. They could stand to upgrade the interior of their Defensive Line. Davis, who surprised many by returning to School for his Senior season, is a massive nose tackle who would fit perfectly with the Titans 3-4 scheme. Him and Jeffery Simmons, would form a nice tandem, that would anchor that Defense.

18. Los Angeles Chargers = Justyn Ross (RJr) WR – Clemson

  • Justin Herbert may very well become the best Quarterback to come out of last year’s Class. He’s just starting to come into his own, and his ceiling is through the roof. Mike Williams is an impending free agent next offseason, and might not be back. Here’s his replacement. Ross missed last season with a spinal condition, and should return right back to his old form. Ross was arguably the Tigers’ best WR as a true Freshman and Sophomore. Ross and Allen, would be scary together.

19. Philadelphia (from Miami) = Rasheed Walker (RJr) OT – Penn State

  • Were not going to give up on Andre Dilliard just yet. It wouldn’t be right to. They selected him in the 1st Round, just 2 years ago. Lane Johnson only played 7 games last year, and will be 32 next year. Here’s some insurance for both Dilliard and Johnson. Walker is an ascending Tackle prospect, who might start as a backup, then can take over a starting spot in the near future.

20. New England = Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner (Jr) CB – Cincinnati

  • Stephon Gilmore was being shopped during the season, and there’s a chance, he won’t return. So drafting a Corner here at 20 makes sense. The man they call “Sauce” was one of the top CB’s in all of College Football last season, collecting 3 Interceptions, while breaking up 9 passes. Gardner and J.C. Jackson would form a nice CB tandem.

21. Miami (from San Francisco) = Breece Hall (Jr) RB – Iowa State

  • General Manager Chris Grier and Head Coach Brian Flores deserve a lot of credit, for turning this Dolphins team around. Miami finished 10-6 last season, just falling short of the playoffs. They just need a few more pieces, to complete their team. A bell cow back is needed, and it would take pressure off of Tua. Hall rushed for 1,572 Rushing Yards last season, which was the most in College Football, and scored 23 total Touchdowns. This Offense just got even more scary.

22. Pittsburgh = Daniel Faalele (Sr) OT – Minnesota

  • This season may be Big Ben’s last. If not 2022, will surely be his last. They could take a Quarterback here, but I think their gonna give Dwayne Haskins a shot, at some point. They can use some help at Tackle, with Alejandro Villanueva out the door. Faalele is a massive Tackle prospect, standing at 6’9 400 pounds, who would come in and start right away at either Tackle spot.

23. New York Jets (from Seattle) = Jalen Wydermyer (Jr) TE – Texas A&M

  • Like I mentioned earlier, I feel the Jets should have provided Zach Wilson with better weapons, in order for him to have more success. Well their providing him with another weapon, here with this selection. Wydermyer has put together 2 productive seasons so far, and he will be looking to build off of that success, this upcoming season. He just might be, the best TE in all of College Football.

24. Arizona = Andrew Booth Jr. (Jr) CB – Clemson

  • I had the Cardinals selecting Jaycee Horn with their 16th pick this year, but he was off the board, and they went with Zaven Collins. Collins was a good pick, but they need to address the CB position next year. Patrick Peterson is out the door, and Byron Murphy is better in the Slot. Booth only started 4 games last season, but he flashed first round potential. He will be a full time starter this season, and will be one of the top CB’s in all of College Football.

25. Green Bay (from Denver) = Aidan Hutchinson (Sr) EDGE – Michigan

  • Their were talks of Aaron Rodgers going to Denver, and that’s where I believe he will end up. Meaning, this pick will belong to Green Bay. I gave them Kaiir Elam earlier, and their going to stay on the Defensive side of the ball, with this pick. They have needed a strong 5 technique DE for quite some time, and they get it here. If he didn’t break his ankle last season, Hutchinson might have entered this year’s Draft. Hutchinson would start, and would make an immediate impact right away.

26. Buffalo = Ventrell Miller (RSr) LB – Florida

  • This Bills team is really close, as evinced by their trip to the AFC Championship game, this past January. They don’t have a lot of holes, but they could upgrade their Linebacking core. Matt Milano was resigned this offseason, but A.J. Klein can be upgraded. Miller, Edmunds, and Milano would form a great LB core, which would be one of the league’s best.

27. Dallas = Haskell Garrett (RSr) DT – Ohio State

  • If it wasn’t for Dak Prescott going down last season, who knows how far the Cowboys would have went. They have the capability to go deep in the playoffs, and this pick helps that. Trysten Hill hasn’t performed the way they expected him to, and Neville Gallimore only flashed a little bit last season. Here’s an upgrade. Most thought Garrett would have came out this year, but decided to return to Columbus for another season. He would give the Cowboys some stability, along the interior of their Defensive Line.

28. Baltimore = Perrion Winfrey (Sr) DT – Oklahoma

  • The Ravens weakest link of their Defense, is their Defensive Line. Calais Campbell, Brandon Williams, and Derek Wolfe, are all aging, and the Ravens need help. Winfrey is a former JUCO star, who had a fine first season in Norman. He could be in for a monster year this season. He would be welcomed with open arms, in Baltimore.

29. Kansas City = Garrett Wilson (Jr) WR – Ohio State

  • Another stud WR for the Chiefs eh? Demarcus Robinson was only brought back on a 1 year deal, and they might not bring him back in 2022. If you didn’t already know, Wilson made an unreal catch as a true Freshman in the playoff game 2 years ago against Clemson. He’s been one of the most productive WR’s in College Football, in his first 2 years at Ohio State, and I expect him to continue that success this upcoming season. Patrick Mahomes is going to love him. Garrett Wilson, Tyreek Hill, and Mecole Hardman, would be very diffcult to stop, game in and game out.

30. Detroit (from Los Angeles Rams) = Treylon Burks (Jr) WR – Arkansas

  • As mentioned above, I don’t see the Lions taking a Quarterback in 2022. Their WR core includes; Breshad Perriman, Quintez Cephus, Tyrell Williams, and now Amon-Ra St. Brown. Simply put, Goff needs more help around him. Burks broke out last season, hauling in 51 passes, for 820 Yards, and scored 7 Touchdowns. He would instantly be the Lions new #1 WR.

31. Cleveland = D.J. Dale (Jr) DT – Alabama

  • This is probably a surprise to almost all, that I have the Browns knocking off the Chiefs, in the AFC Championship game, to advance to the Super Bowl. It’s really hard to make it to the Super Bowl 3 years in a row, and I feel the Browns are ready for the next step. They have few holes on their roster, one of them being the interior of their Defensive Line. Dale can step in and start right away, and help get Myles Garrett singled.

32. Tampa Bay = Ty Fryfogle (RSr) WR – Indiana

  • An 8th Super Bowl for Tom Brady eh? There’s a good chance he goes down, as the greatest athlete of all-time. They placed the franchise tag on Chris Godwin, but he might not be back in 2022. Fryfogle had his best year in 2020, catching 37 passes, for 721 Yards, scoring 7 Touchdowns. Instead of entering this year’s Draft, he decided to use his extra year of eligibility, and the decision was probably for the better. He has a chance to elevate his Draft stock. He would immediately replace Chris Godwin.

 

2nd Round

33. Houston = George Karlaftis (Jr) EDGE – Purdue

34. New York Jets = Josh Jobe (Sr) CB – Alabama

35. Detroit = Owen Pappoe (Jr) LB – Auburn

36. Washington = Wanya Morris (Jr) OT – Oklahoma

37. Jacksonville = Myjai Sanders (Sr) EDGE – Cincinnati

38. Cincinnati = Abraham Lucas (RSr) OT – Washington State

39. Philadelphia = Sevyn Banks (Sr) CB – Ohio State

40. New York Jets (from Carolina) = David Bell (Jr) WR – Purdue

41. Las Vegas = Zion Johnson (RSr) G – Boston College

42. Atlanta = Drake Jackson (Jr) EDGE – USC

43. Green Bay = Nick Broeker (Jr) OT – Ole Miss

44. New York Giants = Bubba Bolden (RJr) S – Miami

45. Minnesota = Tyler Davis (Jr) DT – Clemson

46. Philadelphia (from Indianapolis) = Devin Lloyd (RJr) LB – Utah

47. Chicago = Jahan Dotson (RJr) WR – Penn State

48. New Orleans = Nyles Pinckney (RSr) DT – Minnesota

49. Tennessee = Jeremy Ruckert (Sr) TE – Ohio State

50. Los Angeles Chargers = Jordan Battle (Jr) S – Alabama

51. Miami = Cory Durden (RJr) DT – North Carolina State

52. New England = Zay Flowers (Jr) WR – Boston College

53. San Francisco = Sheridan Jones (Jr) CB – Clemson

54. Pittsburgh = Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson (Jr) CB – TCU

55. Seattle = Chase Lucas (RSr) CB – Arizona State

56. Arizona = Charlie Kolar (RSr) TE – Iowa State

57. Denver = Jaxson Kirkland (RSr) OT/G – Washington

58. Buffalo = Cade Mays (Sr) OT/G – Tennessee

59. Dallas = Thayer Munford (RSr) OT – Ohio State

60. Baltimore = Darian Kinnard (Sr) OT – Kentucky

61. Kansas City = Kingsley Enagbare (Sr) EDGE – South Carolina

62. Los Angeles Rams = Dylan Wonnum (Sr) OT – South Carolina

63. Cleveland = Brenton Cox Jr. (RJr) EDGE – Florida

64. Tampa Bay = Zion Tupuola-Fetui (RSo) EDGE – Washington

Riley’s 2022 Big Board 1.0

Cover Photo taken from 247sports.com & All Logos were taken from wikipedia.org

With the 2021 NFL Draft wrapped up, it is never too early to look ahead to next years prospects. These prospects have a ton of potential and I am looking forward to seeing them back in action this fall.

  1. Kayvon Thibodeaux – EDGE – Oregon Logo
  2. Derek Stingley Jr – CB – LSU Logo
  3. Sam Howell – QB – North Carolina Logo
  4. Evan Neal – OT – Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide logo.svg
  5. Spencer Rattler – QB – Oklahoma Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
  6. Kyle Hamilton – S – Notre Dame Logo
  7. DeMarvin Leal – DL – Texas A&M File:Texas A&M University logo.svg - Wikipedia
  8. Christian Harris – LB – Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide logo.svg
  9. Kenyon Green – OL – Texas A&M File:Texas A&M University logo.svg - Wikipedia
  10. Drake Jackson – EDGE – USC Logo
  11. Kaiir Elam – CB – Florida Logo
  12. Chris Olave – WR – Ohio State Logo
  13. Justyn Ross – WR – Clemson Clemson Tigers logo.svg
  14. Kedon Slovis – QB – USC Logo
  15. George Karlaftis – EDGE – Purdue Purdue Boilermakers logo.svg
  16. Garrett Wilson – WR – Ohio State Logo
  17. Jaxson Kirkland – OT – Washington Washington Huskies logo.svg
  18. Charles Cross – OT – Mississippi State Mississippi State Bulldogs - Wikipedia
  19. Treylon Burks – WR – Arkansas Logo
  20. Zach Harrison – EDGE – Ohio State Logo
  21. George Pickens – WR – Georgia Logo
  22. Zion Nelson – OT – Miami Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
  23. Kingsley ‘J.J’ Enagbare – EDGE – South Carolina South Carolina Gamecocks logo.svg
  24. Andrew Booth Jr – CB – Clemson Clemson Tigers logo.svg
  25. Desmond Ridder – QB – Cincinnati File:Cincinnati Bearcats logo.svg - Wikipedia
  26. Isaiah Spiller – RB – Texas A&M File:Texas A&M University logo.svg - Wikipedia
  27. John Metchie III – WR – Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide logo.svg
  28. Malik Willis – QB – Liberty Liberty Flames wordmark.svg
  29. Ikem Ekwonu – IOL – NC State NC State Wolfpack - Wikipedia
  30. Ahmad Gardner – CB – Cincinnati File:Cincinnati Bearcats logo.svg - Wikipedia
  31. Ventrell Miller – LB – Florida Logo
  32. Perrion Winfrey – DT – Oklahoma Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
  33. Brenton Cox – LB – Florida Logo
  34. Sevyn Banks – CB – Ohio State Logo
  35. Carson Strong – QB – Nevada Nevada Wolf Pack wordmark.svg
  36. Bubba Bolden – S – Miami Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
  37. Rasheed Walker – OT – Penn State Logo
  38. Jalen Wydermyer – TE – Texas A&M File:Texas A&M University logo.svg - Wikipedia
  39. Aiden Hutchinson – EDGE – Michigan Logo
  40. Josh Jobe – CB – Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide logo.svg
  41. Breece Hall – RB – Iowa State Iowa State Cyclones logo.svg
  42. JT Daniels – QB – Georgia Logo
  43. Drake London – WR – USC Logo
  44. Cade Mays – IOL – Tennessee Logo
  45. Thayer Munford – OT – Ohio State Logo
  46. Jordan Battle – S – Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide logo.svg
  47. Merlin Robertson – EDGE – Arizona State Logo
  48. Darian Kinnard – OT – Kentucky Kentucky Wildcats logo.svg
  49. Xavier Thomas – EDGE – Clemson Clemson Tigers logo.svg
  50. Jahleel Billingsley – TE – Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide logo.svg

Riley’s 2021 NFL Draft Grades

Cover Photo taken from clevelandsports.org & All Logos were taken from wikipedia.org

Just like that the NFL Draft has come to an end. Some players fell, some were taken early, while some went exactly where we thought they would. Here are my official Draft Grades for each team.

 

Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals logo

Draft Grade: B+

RD1: Zaven Collins – LB | RD2: Rondale Moore – WR | RD4: Marco Wilson – CB | RD6: Victor Dimukeje – OLB | RD6: Tay Gowan – CB | RD7: James Wiggins – S | RD7: Michal Menet – IOL

Overall, very solid draft class by Arizona. They were able to land Zaven Collins and Rondale Moore, who will be immediate impact players for them. Maybe a little early for Marco Wilson but the added depth across the board rounds out their draft.


Atlanta Falcons

Draft Grade: B

RD1: Kyle Pitts – TE | RD2: Richie Grant – S | RD3: Jalen Mayfield – OT | RD4: Darren Hall – CB | RD4: Drew Dalman – IOL | RD5: Ta’Quon Graham – DT | RD5: Adetokunbo Ogundeji – DE | RD5: Avery Williams – CB | RD6: Frank Darby – WR

As great of a pick as Kyle Pitts was, you can not undermine how bad the Falcons defense was last year. Maybe targeting a defensive player in the first round should have been the way they went. Never the less, Pitts and Grant will be day one starters and Mayfield will back-up and eventually take over either Tackle spot from Jake Matthews or Kaleb McGary.


Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens logo

Draft Grade: B+

RD1: Rashod Bateman – WR | RD1: Jayson Oweh – OLB | RD3: Ben Cleveland – IOL | RD3: Brandon Stephens – CB | RD4: Tylan Wallace – WR | RD5: Shaun Wade – CB | RD5: Daelin Hayes – OLB | RD5: Ben Mason – FB

The Ravens went out and got a true no. 1 receiver with Bateman who I like a lot. Oweh has all the physical tools to be great but is still very raw, but with the right coaching he could become dominant. I liked the Tylan Wallace and Daelin Hayes picks as they were great value. Good draft class in Baltimore.


Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills logo

Draft Grade: B

RD1: Gregory Rousseau – DE | RD2: Carlos Basham – DE | RD3: Spencer Brown – OT | RD5: Tommy Doyle – OT | RD6: Marquez Stevenson – WR | RD6: Damar Hamlin – S | RD6: Rachad Wildgoose – CB | RD7: Jack Anderson – IOL

The Bills clearly wanted to address their pass rush. Rousseau was my top pass rusher in this years class and adding Carlos Basham to the mix could be dangerous. Tight End remains a need in Buffalo, maybe a trade for a guy like Zach Ertz is on the way?


Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers logo

Draft Grade: A

RD1: Jaycee Horn – CB | RD2: Terrace Marshall Jr – WR | RD3: Brady Christensen – OT | RD3: Tommy Tremble – TE | RD4: Chuba Hubbard – RB | RD5: Daviyon Nixon – DT | RD5: Keith Taylor Jr – CB | RD6: Deonte Brown – IOL | RD6: Shi Smith – WR | RD6: Thomas Fletcher – LS | RD7: Phil Hoskins – DT

Very good draft class for second-year Head Coach Matt Rhule. Receiver may not have been a huge need but how can you pass up on a talent like Terrace Marshall Jr? Adding guys like Nixon, and Brown only reinforcement this great class.


Chicago Bears Chicago Bears logo

Draft Grade: A

RD1: Justin Fields – QB | RD2: Teven Jenkins – OT | RD5: Larry Borom – IOL | RD6: Khalil Herbert – RB | RD6: Dazz Newsome – WR | RD6: Thomas Graham Jr – CB | RD7: Khyiris Tonga – DT

Well we knew Chicago could look to move up for a Quarterback, and they got their guy. Let Fields sit for the year and learn behind Andy Dalton and he will be great. Teven Jenkins is a road grader who I love and Tonga was a nice pick-up in the last round.


Cincinnati Bengals

Draft Grade: B+

RD1: Ja’Marr Chase – WR | RD2: Jackson Carman – OT | RD3: Joseph Ossai – DE | RD4: Cameron Sample – DL | RD4: Tyler Shelvin – DT | RD4: D’Ante Smith – OT | RD5: Evan McPherson – K | RD6: Trey Hill – IOL | RD6: Chris Evans – RB | RD7: Wyatt Hubert – DE

Joe Burrow got his guy. Seeing Burrow and Chase together again will be exciting to watch. Have to give a shoutout to Evan McPherson for being the first and only Kicker drafted this year. Solid draft for Cincy and I expect each of their draft picks to make the 53-man roster.


Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns helmet

Draft grade: A-

RD1: Greg Newsome II – CB | RD2: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah – LB | RD3: Anthony Schwartz – WR | RD4: James Hudson – OT | RD4: Tommy Togiai – DT | RD5: Tony Fields II – LB | RD5: Richard LeCounte III – S | RD6: Demetric Felton – RB/WR

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah might have been the steal of the draft, landing him in the second round was huge. The Browns got faster on offense with Schwartz and Felton. While Anthony Schwartz ran the fastest 40 of the year at his Pro Day, I do not see that same speed on the field when watching tape. I think you could have gotten him on day 3.


Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys logo

Draft Grade: B

RD1: Micah Parsons – LB | RD2: Kelvin Joseph – CB | RD3: Osa Odighizuwa – DL | RD3: Chauncey Golston, DE | RD3: Nahshon Wright – CB | RD4: Jabril Cox – LB | RD4: Josh Ball – OT | RD5: Simi Fehoko – WR | RD6: Quinton Bohanna – DT | RD6: Israel Mukuamu – CB | RD7: Matt Farniok – IOL

Definitely did not think the Cowboys would go Linebacker with their first pick. But, it never hurts to land the best Defensive prospect in the class. Parsons brings speed and physicality to Dallas’ Defense. In the second round adding Kelvin Joseph to the secondary was a nice pick-up. I just hope he keeps his head straight and doesn’t get into any off field issues. Cox was a good value pick rounding out what looks to be a great Linebacker corps in Dallas.


Denver Broncos Denver Broncos logo

Draft Grade: 

RD1: Patrick Surtain II – CB | RD2: Javonte Williams – RB | RD3: Quinn Meinerz – IOL | RD3: Baron Browning – LB | RD5: Caden Sterns – S | RD5: Jamar Johnson – S | RD6: Seth Williams – WR | RD7: Kary Vincent Jr – CB | RD7: Jonathon Cooper – OLB | RD7: Marquiss Spencer – DE

It is hard to find any negatives in Denver’s draft class. They moved up and down throughout the draft and landed some of the best players available. Surtain II was my top Cornerback prospect so adding him to a secondary of Kyle Fuller and Bryce Callahan will be nice. Javonte Williams was one of my favorite prospects this year which makes me excited to see what he can bring to that Offense. Lastly, Denver was probably the best landing spot for Quinn Meinerz as he gets to learn from Hall of Famer Mike Munchak. I know Denver fans are pleased with new GM George Paton.


Detroit Lions

Draft Grade: A

RD1: Penei Sewell – OT | RD2: Levi Onwuzurike – DT | RD3: Alim McNeil – DT | RD3: Ifeatu Melifonwu – CB | RD4: Amon-Ra St. Brown – WR | RD4: Derrick Barnes – LB | RD7: Jermar Jefferson – RB

Detroit definitely got more physical between the trenches. Their draft room was jumping when they were able to select Penei Sewell and right fully so. With him and Taylor Decker holding down the Tackle positions on the Offensive Line, Detroit is starting to take over that Dan Campbell persona.


Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers logo

Draft Grade: C+

RD1: Eric Stokes – CB | RD2: Josh Myers – IOL | RD3: Amari Rodgers – WR | RD4: Royce Newman – IOL | RD5: Tedarrell Slaton – DT | RD5: Shemar Jean-Charles – CB | RD6: Cole Van Lanen – IOL | RD6: Isaiah McDuffie – LB | RD7: Kylin Hill – RB

I wasn’t a huge fan of the Packers Draft and I can’t imagine a certain Quarterback was either. Eric Stokes shouldn’t have gone in the first round and there were several better options available. Myers and Rodgers will most likely be immediate impact players for Green Bay but the rest of the class was weak.


Houston Texans Houston Texans logo

Draft Grade: C-

RD3: Davis Mills – QB | RD3: Nico Collins – WR | RD5: Brevin Jordan – TE | RD5: Garret Wallow – LB | RD6: Roy Lopez – DT

Houston we have (HAD) a problem. The Texans are clearly addressing the writing on the wall that Deshaun Watsons playing days as a Texan are over. Brevin Jordan was a nice pick-up in the fifth round but I would like to give the entire Texans front office a shake.


Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts logo

Draft Grade: B-

RD1: Kwity Paye – DE | RD2: Dayo Odeyingbo – DE | RD4: Kylen Granson – TE | RD5: Shawn Davis – S | RD6: Sam Ehlinger – QB | RD7: Mike Strachan – WR | RD7: Will Fries – IOL

Kwity Paye was a nice pick who will replace Justin Houston on the edge. Some other solid picks with Odeyingbo in the second round and Ehlinger in the sixth, who I believe will serve as a great back-up. Very surprised that they did not address the glaring need at Left Tackle. I am not excited to see Sam Tevi start at that position come week-1.


Jacksonville Jaguars

Draft Grade: B+ 

RD1: Trevor Lawrence – QB | RD1: Travis Etienne – RB | RD2: Tyson Campbell – CB | RD2: Walker Little – OT | RD3: Andre Cisco – S | RD4: Jay Tufele – DT | RD4: Jordan Smith – DE | RD5: Luke Farrell – TE | RD6: Jalen Camp – WR

Urban Meyer sounded pretty happy with the players they selected post-draft. Trevor Lawrence was a home-run but I do not see the value of adding Travis Etienne in the first round when they had a rookie Runningback coming off a thousand yard season. Tyson Campbell will be a solid player but I think there were some better players available who didn’t get picked in the first round.


Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs logo

Draft Grade: A

RD2: Nick Bolton – LB | RD2: Creed Humphrey – IOL | RD4: Joshua Kaindoh – DE | RD5: Noah Grey – TE | RD5: Cornell Powell – WR | RD6: Trey Smith – IOL

Smaller class but the Chiefs hit on a lot of these picks. They addressed every major need and landing Trey Smith with their last pick was great value. The Chiefs Offensive Line went from a disaster in the Super Bowl to one of the best.


Las Vegas Raiders Las Vegas Raiders logo

Draft Grade: B-

RD1: Alex Leatherwood – OT | RD2: Trevon Moehrig – S | RD3: Malcolm Koonce – DE | RD3: Divine Deablo – S | RD4: Tyree Gillespie – S | RD5: Nate Hobbs – CB | RD7: Jimmy Morrissey – IOL

Let’s pretend they selected Moehrig in the first round and Leatherwood in the second. The Raiders always seem to reach on players in the draft and once again that can be deemed true. I am a big fan of Morrissey and I am excited to see what he does after Vegas recently blew up their Offensive Line.


Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers logo

Draft Grade: A

RD1: Rashawn Slater – OT | RD2: Asante Samuel Jr – CB | RD3: Josh Palmer – WR | RD3: Tre’ McKitty – TE | RD4: Chris Rumph II – DE | RD5: Brenden Jaimes – OT | RD6: Nick Niemann – LB | RD6: Larry Rountree III – RB | RD7: Mark Webb – S

The Chargers addressed their major needs and added depth to nearly every position. Slater may be the best Offensive Lineman in this years class and Samuel Jr will bring tenacity to that Secondary. Justin Herbert now has some more weapons and I am sure he is excited to get to work with his new teammates.


Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams logo

Draft Grade: C

RD2: Chatarius Tutu Atwell – WR | RD3: Ernest Jones – LB | RD4: Bobby Brown III – DT | RD4: Robert Rochell – CB | RD4: Jacob Harris – WR | RD5: Earnest Brown IV – DE | RD7: Jake Funk – RB | RD7: Ben Skowronek – WR | RD7: Chris Garrett – DE

Average Draft at best for the Rams. Bobby Brown III will be a good player filling in for the departed Michael Brockers but overall, a couple misses for the Rams. Maybe they are better off trading away picks.


Miami Dolphins

Draft Grade: A

RD1: Jaylen Waddle – WR | RD1: Jaelan Phillips – DE | RD2: Jevon Holland – S | RD2: Liam Eichenberg – OT | RD3: Hunter Long – TE | RD7: Larnel Coleman – OT | RD7: Gerrid Doaks – RB

Miami needed a playmaker at Receiver and they got their man by reuniting Tua with his college teammate Jaylen Waddle. They drafted four arguably first round talent players with their first four picks. I expect Miami to be a very competitive team in the AFC this season.


Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings logo

Draft Grade: A+

RD1: Christian Darrisaw – OT | RD3: Kellen Mond – QB | RD3: Chazz Surratt – LB | RD3: Wyatt Davis – IOL | RD3: Patrick Jones II – DE | RD4: Kene Nwangwu – RB | RD4: Camryn Bynum – CB | RD4: Janarius Robinson – DE | RD5: Ihmir Smith-Marsette – WR | RD5: Zach Davidson – TE | RD6: Jaylen Twyman – DT

The Vikings had a fantastic draft. Darrisaw, Surratt, Davis, Jones II, and Twyman were great picks and great value. Although I am not a fan of Kellen Mond, the rest of this class is one of the best. Who knows, I could be very wrong about Mond.


New England Patriots New England Patriots logo

Draft Grade: B+

RD1: Mac Jones – QB | RD2: Christian Barmore – DL | RD3: Ronnie Perkins – DE | RD4: Rhamondre Stevenson – RB | RD5: Cameron McGrone – LB | RD6: Joshuah Bledsoe – S | RD6: Will Sherman – OT | RD7: Tre Nixon – WR

Well not only does it look like the Pats have a type at QB, but it also looks like they got their Quarterback of the future. I like the fit for Mac Jones, and believe he will have a nice transition from Nick Saban to Bill Belichick. Barmore was the first Defensive Lineman taken and deservedly so. I also like the McGrone pick, he reminds me of Kyle Van Noy.


New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints logo

Draft Grade: C

RD1: Payton Turner – DE | RD2: Pete Werner – LB | RD3: Paulson Adebo – CB | RD4: Ian Book – QB | RD6: Landon Young – OT | RD7: Kawaan Baker – WR

I am not a fan of what New Orleans did this past weekend. I had a fourth round grade on Payton Turner and do not think they needed to reach so early for him. Pete Werner and Paulson Adebo were both guys who might have been available in the next round. Ian Book is a carbon copy of Drew Brees’ body type so maybe he can turn into their next great Quarterback under Sean Payton.


New York Giants See the source image

Draft Grade: B+

RD1: Kadarius Toney – WR | RD2: Azeez Ojulari – OLB | RD3: Aaron Robinson – CB | RD4: Elerson Smith – OLB | RD6: Gary Brightwell – RB | RD6: Rodarius Williams – CB

Nice group of Draft picks here. Not a huge fan of taking Toney so early, but after trading back it was a nice addition to the Offense. Azeez Ojulari was a great pick in the second round as I thought he would have been long gone by pick 50. The Giants have a very underrated Defense and they only improved through the draft.


New York Jets

Draft Grade: A

RD1: Zach Wilson – QB | RD1: Alijah Vera-Tucker – OL | RD2: Elijah Moore – WR | RD4: Michael Carter – RB | RD5: Jamien Sherwood – S | RD5: Michael Carter II – CB | RD5: Jason Pinnock – CB | RD6: Hamsah Nasirildeen – S | RD6: Brandin Echols – CB | RD6: Jonathan Marshall – DT

The Jets front office should be ecstatic with how their Draft played out. The Offense will look incredibly different next year compared to last year, and for the better. The duo of Mekhi Becton and Alijah Vera-Tucker on the left side will be dominant and the Jets now lead the league in players named Michael Carter!


Philadelphia Eagles

Draft Grade: B-

RD1: DeVonta Smith – WR | RD2: Landon Dickerson – IOL | RD3: Milton Williams – DT | RD4: Zech McPhearson – CB | RD5: Kenneth Gainwell – RB | RD6: Marlon Tuipulotu – DT | RD6: Tarron Jackson – DE | RD6: JaCoby Stevens – S | RD7: Patrick Johnson – DE

Well the Eagles needed a playmaker on Offense and they got him. If DeVonta can play half as good as he did last year at Alabama the Eagles Offense will explode. Landon Dickerson was the best Center in this years draft class but his injury history is a concern. Hopefully he can leave his injuries at college.


Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers logo

Draft Grade: A-

RD1: Najee Harris – RB | RD2: Pat Freiermuth – TE | RD3: Kendrick Green – IOL | RD4: Dan Moore Jr – OT | RD4: Buddy Johnson – LB | RD5: Isaiahh Loudermilk – DE | RD6: Quincy Roche – OLB | RD7: Tre Norwood – CB | RD7: Pressley Harvin III – P

Overall, very pleased with the Steelers Draft class. Najee Harris was born to be a Steeler and will do everything Leveon Bell did, possibly better. Pat Freiermuth was a very underrated pick. Tight End might not have been the biggest need on this roster but the Steelers have had a revolving door at the position since Heath Miller retired. They added the best move Center in the class and Quincy Roche was a huge steal in the sixth round. Very excited to see these players hit the field.


San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers logo

Draft Grade: B

RD1: Trey Lance – QB | RD2: Aaron Banks – IOL | RD3: Trey Sermon – RB | RD3: Ambry Thomas – CB | RD5: Jaylon Moore – OT | RD5: Deommodore Lenoir – CB | RD5: Talanoa Hufanga – S | RD6: Eli Mitchell – RB

With the biggest question of the draft, the 49ers got their Quarterback of the future in Trey Lance. He has the size and all the tools to be an All-Pro. Lance has the potential to be phenomenal while the rest of their picks add nice depth around their roster.


Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks logo

Draft Grade: C+

RD2: D’Wayne Eskridge – WR | RD4: Tre Brown – CB | RD6: Stone Forsythe – OT

Well the Seahawks made the best out of their three selections. D’Wayne Eskridge was very underrated coming out and now that he has Russell Wilson throwing him the ball, I expect big things. Tre Brown and Stone Forsythe will both compete for starting spots.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo

Draft Grade: B

RD1: Joe Tryon – DE | RD2: Kyle Trask – QB | RD3: Robert Hainsey – OT | RD4: Jaelon Darden – WR | RD5: K.J Britt – LB | RD7: Chris Wilcox – CB | RD7: Grant Stuard – LB

The Buccaneers really didn’t have any holes on their roster. Joe Tryon will be a good rotational pass rusher and Kyle Trask will get the opportunity to learn from one of the greatest Quarterbacks of all-time. The others picks will provide depth and will fight for roster spots.


Tennessee Titans

Draft Grade: B+

RD1: Caleb Farley – CB | RD2: Dillon Radunz – OT | RD3: Monty Rice – LB | RD3: Elijah Molden – CB | RD4: Dez Fitzpatrick – WR | RD4: Rashad Weaver – OLB | RD6: Racey McMath – WR | RD6: Brady Breeze – S

Several teams were scared of Farley because of some back issues he has dealt with but I strongly believe the Titans were happy to add him to their team. He and Dillon Radunz will be day-one starters and Elijah Molden will be a big contributor as well.


Washington Football Team Washington Football Team logo

Draft Grade: A-

RD1: Jamin Davis – LB | RD2: Samuel Cosmi – OT | RD3: Benjamin St-Juste – CB | RD3: Dyami Brown – WR | RD4: John Bates – TE | RD5: Darrick Forrest – S | RD6: Camaron Cheeseman – LS | RD7: William Bradley-King – DE | RD7: Shaka Toney – DE | RD7: Dax Milne – WR

Good draft by the Football team (I hope they choose a name soon). Jamin Davis has Defensive Player of the Year potential. Day two was good day for Washington, as they brought in a starting caliber Left Tackle and playmakers at Receiver and Defensive Back. Long-Snappers are people too and each player drafted in the later rounds were good value picks.

 

Pupo’s Mock Draft 5.0 – Part 2 (Rounds 3-7)

photo credit: si.com

*indicates compensatory selection

3rd Round

65. Jacksonville = Jevon Holland (Jr) S – Oregon

66. New York Jets = Trey Sermon (Sr) RB – Ohio State

67. Houston = Landon Dickerson (RSr) IOL – Alabama

68. Atlanta = Ronnie Perkins (Jr) EDGE – Oklahoma

69. Cincinnati = Jordan Smith (RJr) EDGE – UAB

70. Philadelphia = Ifeatu Melifonwu (RJr) CB – Syracuse

71. Denver = Dylan Moses (RJr) LB – Alabama

72. Detroit = Richie Grant (RSr) S – UCF

73. Carolina = Aaron Robinson (RSr) CB – UCF

74. Washington (from San Francisco) = Kyle Trask (RSr) QB – Florida

75. Dallas = Pete Werner (Sr) LB – Ohio State

76. New York Giants = Wyatt Davis (RJr) G – Ohio State

77. Los Angeles Chargers = Tylan Wallace (Sr) WR – Oklahoma State

78. Minnesota = Patrick Jones II (RSr) EDGE – Pittsburgh

79. Las Vegas (from Arizona) = James Hudson (RJr) OT – Cincinnati

80. Las Vegas = Jamar Johnson (Jr) S – Indiana

81. Miami = Brady Christensen (RJr) OT – BYU

82. Washington = Walker Little (RJr) OT – Stanford

83. Chicago = Quincy Roche (RSr) EDGE – Miami

84. Philadelphia (from Indianapolis) = Josh Myers (RJr) IOL – Ohio State

85. Tennessee = D’Wayne Eskridge (RSr) WR – Western Michigan

86. New York Jets (from Seattle) = Quinn Meinerz (Sr) IOL – Wisconsin-Whitewater

87. Pittsburgh = Paulson Adebo (RJr) CB – Stanford

88. Los Angeles Rams = Elerson Smith (RSr) EDGE – Northern Iowa

89. Cleveland = Derrick Barnes (Sr) LB – Purdue

90. Minnesota (from Baltimore) = Stone Forsythe (RSr) OT – Florida

91. Cleveland (from New Orleans) = Shaun Wade (RJr) DB – Ohio State

92. Green Bay = Amon-Ra St. Brown (Jr) WR – USC

93. Buffalo = Cameron McGrone (RSo) LB – Michigan

94. Baltimore (from Kansas City) = Rashad Weaver (RSr) EDGE – Pittsburgh

95. Tampa Bay = Amari Rodgers (Sr) WR – Clemson

*96. New England = Seth Williams (Jr) WR – Auburn

*97. Los Angeles Chargers = Brevin Jordan (Jr) TE – Miami

*98. New Orleans = Talanoa Hufanga (Jr) S – USC

*99. Dallas = Daviyon Nixon (RJr) DT – Iowa

*100. Tennessee = Alim McNeil (Jr) DT – North Carolina State

*101. Detroit (from Los Angeles Rams) = Keith Taylor Jr. (Sr) CB – Washington

*102. San Francisco = Ben Cleveland (RSr) G – Georgia

*103. Los Angeles Rams = Hunter Long (RJr) TE – Boston College

*104. Baltimore = Marvin Wilson (Sr) DT – Florida State

*105. New Orleans = Sage Surratt (RJr) WR – Wake Forest

 

4th Round

106. Jacksonville = Deonte Brown (RSr) G – Alabama

107. New York Jets = Monty Rice (Sr) LB – Georgia

108. Atlanta = Justin Hilliard (RSr) LB – Ohio State

109. Houston = Chatarius “Tutu” Atwell (Jr) WR – Louisville

110. Cleveland (from Philadelphia) = Shi Smith (Sr) WR – South Carolina

111. Cincinnati = Trey Smith (Sr) OT/G – Tennessee

112. Detroit = Robert Hainsey (Sr) OT/G – Notre Dame

113. Carolina = Kendrick Green (RJr) IOL – Illinois

114. Denver = Davis Mills (RJr) QB – Stanford

115. Dallas = Andre Cisco (Jr) S – Syracuse

116. New York Giants = Marco Wilson (RJr) CB – Florida

117. San Francisco = Hamsah Nasirildeen (Sr) S – Florida State

118. Los Angeles Chargers = Shaka Toney (RSr) EDGE – Penn State

119. Minnesota = Kellen Mond (Sr) QB – Texas A&M

120. New England = Ar’Darius Washington (RSo) S – TCU

121. Las Vegas (from Miami) = Aaron Banks (RJr) G – Notre Dame

122. New England (from Arizona via Houston) = Tony Fields II (Sr) LB – West Virginia

123. Philadelphia (from Miami) = Dan Moore Jr. (Sr) OT – Texas A&M

124. Washington = Tommy Tremble (RSo) TE – Notre Dame

125. Minnesota (from Chicago) = Milton Williams (RJr) DT – Louisiana Tech

126. Tennessee = Adrian Ealy (RJr) OT – Oklahoma

127. Indianapolis = Dazz Newsome (Sr) WR – North Carolina

128. Pittsburgh = Brenden Jaimes (Sr) OT – Nebraska

129. Seattle = Benjamin St-Juste (RJr) CB – Minnesota

130. Jacksonville (from Los Angeles Rams) = Jay Tufele (RJr) DT – USC

131. Baltimore = Israel Mukuamu (Jr) CB – South Carolina

132. Cleveland = David Moore (RSr) G – Grambling State

133. New Orleans = Divine Deablo (RSr) S – Virginia Tech

134. Minnesota (from Buffalo) = K.J. Britt (Sr) LB – Auburn

135. Green Bay = Jaylon Moore (RSr) OT – Western Michigan

136. Baltimore (from Kansas City) = Caden Sterns (Jr) S – Texas

137. Tampa Bay = Chuba Hubbard (RJr) RB – Oklahoma State

*138. Dallas = Dayo Odeyingbo (Sr) EDGE – Vanderbilt

*139. New England = Marlon Tuipulotu (RJr) DT – USC

*140. Pittsburgh = Trey Hill (Jr) IOL – Georgia

*141. Los Angeles Rams = Kary Vincent Jr. (Sr) DB – LSU

*142. Green Bay = Ambry Thomas (Sr) CB – Michigan

*143. Minnesota = Richard LeCounte III (Sr) S – Georgia

*144. Kansas City = Charles Snowden (Sr) LB – Virginia

5th Round

145. Jacksonville = Rodarius Williams (RSr) CB – Oklahoma State

146. New York Jets = Alaric Jackson (RSr) OT – Iowa

147. Houston = Olaijah Griffin (Jr) CB – USC

148. Atlanta = Trill Williams (Jr) CB – Syracuse

149. Cincinnati = Kenny Yeboah (RSr) TE – Ole Miss

150. Philadelphia = JaCoby Stevens (Sr) S/LB – LSU

151. Carolina = Tyree Gillespie (Sr) S – Missouri

152. Denver = Josh Palmer (Sr) WR – Tennessee

153. Detroit = Tyler Shelvin (RJr) DT – LSU

154. New York Jets (from New York Giants) = Quintin Morris (Sr) TE – Bowling Green

155. San Francisco = Anthony Schwartz (Jr) WR – Auburn

156. Miami (from Dallas via Philadelphia) = Tommy Togiai (Jr) DT – Ohio State

157. Minnesota = Robert Rochell (RSr) CB – Central Arkansas

158. Houston (from New England) = Tre’ McKitty (Sr) TE – Georgia

159. Los Angeles Chargers = Jack Anderson (RJr) G – Texas Tech

160. Arizona = Simi Fehoko (RSo) WR – Stanford

161. Buffalo (from Las Vegas) = Frank Darby (RSr) WR – Arizona State

162. Las Vegas (from Miami) = Demetric Felton (RSr) RB/WR – UCLA

163. Washington = D.J. Daniel (Sr) CB – Georgia

164. Chicago = Tre Brown (Sr) CB – Oklahoma

165. Indianapolis = Joshuah Bledsoe (Sr) S – Missouri

166. Tennessee = Miller Forristall (RSr) TE – Alabama

167. Las Vegas (from Seattle) = Deommodore Lenoir (Sr) CB – Oregon

168. Minnesota (from Pittsburgh via Baltimore) = Dez Fitzpatrick (RSr) WR – Louisville

169. Cleveland (from Los Angeles Rams) = Damar Hamlin (RSr) S – Pittsburgh

170. Jacksonville (from Cleveland) = Kenneth Gainwell (RSo) RB – Memphis

171. Baltimore = Sadarius Hutcherson (RSr) OT/G – South Carolina

172. San Francisco (from New Orleans) = Janarius Robinson (RSr) EDGE – Florida State

173. Green Bay = Jaylen Twyman (RJr) DT – Pittsburgh

174. Buffalo = Camryn Bynum (RSr) CB – California

175. Kansas City = Royce Newman (RSr) OT/G – Ole Miss

176. Tampa Bay = Osa Odighizuwa (RSr) DT – UCLA

*177. New England = Hamilcar Rashed Jr. (RSr) EDGE – Oregon State

*178. Green Bay = Drew Dalman (RJr) IOL – Stanford

*179. Dallas = Tommy Kraemer (RSr) OT/G – Notre Dame

*180. San Francisco = Rhamondre Stevenson (Sr) RB – Oklahoma

*181. Kansas City = Ihmir Smith-Marsette (Sr) WR – Iowa

*182. Atlanta = Cornell Powell (RSr) WR – Clemson

*183. Atlanta = James Wiggins (RSr) S – Cincinnati

*184. Baltimore = Ernest Jones (Jr) LB – South Carolina

 

6th Round

185. Los Angeles Chargers (from Jacksonville via Tennessee) = Kylin Hill (Sr) RB – Mississippi State

186. New York Jets = Jonathon Cooper (RSr) EDGE – Ohio State

187. Atlanta = Tedarrell Slaton (Sr) DT – Florida

188. New England (from Houston) = Carson Green (Sr) OT – Texas A&M

189. Philadelphia = Cameron Sample (Sr) EDGE – Tulane

190. Cincinnati = Shakur Brown (RJr) CB – Michigan State

191. Carolina (from Denver) = Tuf Borland (RSr) LB – Ohio State

192. Dallas (from Detroit) = Tre Norwood (RJr) CB – Oklahoma

193. Carolina = Khalil Herbert (RSr) RB – Virginia Tech

194. San Francisco = Tommy Doyle (RSr) OT – Miami (Ohio)

195. Houston (from Dallas via New England) = Victor Dimukeje (Sr) EDGE – Duke

196. New York Giants = Adetokunbo Ogundeji (RSr) EDGE – Notre Dame

197. New England = Pooka Williams (Jr) RB – Kansas

198. Los Angeles Chargers = Jamien Sherwood (Jr) S/LB – Auburn

199. Minnesota = John Bates (RSr) TE – Boise State

200. Las Vegas = Malcolm Koonce (Sr) EDGE – Buffalo

201. New York Giants (from Arizona) = Pro Wells (RJr) TE – TCU

202. Cincinnati (from Miami via Houston) = Paris Ford (RJr) S – Pittsburgh

203. Houston (from Washington) = Ta’Quan Graham (Sr) DL – Texas

204. Chicago = Drake Jackson (RSr) C – Kentucky

205. Tennessee = Garret Wallow (Sr) LB – TCU

206. Indianapolis = Thomas Graham Jr. (Sr) CB – Oregon

207. Kansas City (from Pittsburgh via Miami) = Khyiris Tonga (Sr) DT – BYU

208. Chicago = Bobby Brown III (Jr) DT – Texas A&M

209. Los Angeles Rams = Grant Stuard (Sr) LB – Houston

210. Baltimore = Kylen Granson (RSr) TE – SMU

211. Cleveland = Noah Gray (Sr) TE – Duke

212. Houston (from New Orleans) = Drew Himmelman (RSr) OT – Illinois State

213. Buffalo = Josh Ball (RSr) OT – Marshall

214. Green Bay = Tariq Thompson (Sr) S – San Diego State

215. Tennessee (from Kansas City) = Darrick Forest (Sr) S – Cincinnati

216. Pittburgh (from Tampa Bay) = Marlon Williams (Sr) WR – UCF

*217. Tampa Bay = Robert Jones (RSr) OT/G – Middle Tennessee State

*218. New Orleans = Bryce Thompson (Jr) CB – Tennessee

*219. Atlanta = Landon Young (RSr) OT – Kentucky

*220. Green Bay = Tony Poljan (RSr) TE – Virginia

*221. Chicago = Jamie Newman (RSr) QB – Wake Forest/Georgia

*222. Carolina = Sam Ehlinger (Sr) QB – Texas

*223. Arizona (from Minnesota) = Paddy Fisher (RSr) LB – Northwestern

*224. Philadelphia = Darius Stills (Sr) DT – West Virginia

*225. Philadelphia = Jaret Patterson (Jr) RB – Buffalo

*226. New York Jets (from Carolina) = Jaelon Darden (Sr) WR – North Texas

*227. Dallas = Luke Farrell (RSr) TE – Ohio State

*228. Chicago = Riley Cole (RSr) LB – South Alabama

 

7th Round

229. New Orleans (from Jacksonville) = Naquan Jones (RSr) DT – Michigan State

230. San Francisco (from New York Jets) = Isaiah McDuffie (RJr) LB – Boston College

231. Miami (from Houston) = Buddy Johnson (Sr) LB – Texas A&M

232. Tennessee (from Atlanta via Miami) = Jimmy Morrissey (RSr) C – Pittsburgh

233. Houston (from Cincinnati) = Shawn Davis (Sr) S – Florida

234. Philadelphia = Zach Davidson (RSr) TE – Central Missouri

235. Cincinnati (from Detroit via Seattle) = Cade Johnson (RSr) WR – South Dakota State

236. Buffalo (from Carolina) = Malik Herring (Sr) EDGE – Georgia

237. Denver = Mustafa Johnson (Sr) DL – Colorado

238. Dallas = Ian Book (RSr) QB – Notre Dame

239. Denver (from New York Giants) = Chris Rumph II (RJr) EDGE – Duke

240. Philadelphia (from San Francisco) = Josh Imatorbhebhe (RSr) WR – Illinois

241. Los Angeles Chargers = Carlo Kemp (RSr) DT – Michigan

242. New England = Michal Menet (RSr) C – Penn State

243. Arizona = Matt Bushman (Sr) TE – BYU

244. Miami (from Las Vegas via Washington) = Tay Gowan (RSr) CB – UCF

245. Pittsburgh (from Miami) = Joshua Kaindoh (RJr) EDGE – Florida State

246. Washington = Brady Breeze (RSr) S – Oregon

247. Arizona (from Chicago via Las Vegas) = Wyatt Hubert (RJr) EDGE – Kansas State

248. Indianapolis = Forrest Merrill (RSr) DT – Arkansas State

249. Jacksonville (from Tennessee) = Daelin Hayes (RSr) EDGE – Notre Dame

250. Seattle = Patrick Johnson (Sr) EDGE – Tulane

251. Tampa Bay (from Pittsburgh) = Mark Webb (Sr) DB – Georgia

252. Los Angeles Rams = Tamorrion Terry (RJr) WR – Florida State

253. Denver = Tristen Hoge (RSr) G – BYU

254. Pittsburgh (from Baltimore) = Nick Eubanks (RSr) TE – Michigan

255. New Orleans = Kayode Awosika (RSr) OT/G – Buffalo

256. Green Bay = Javian Hawkins (RSo) RB – Louisville

257. Cleveland (from Buffalo) = Avery Williams (RSr) CB – Boise State

258. Washington (from Kansas City via Miami) = Jermar Jefferson (Jr) RB – Oregon State

259. Tampa Bay = Cole Van Lanen (RSr) OT/G – Wisconsin

Riley’s 2021 Mock Draft 4.0 – 3 Rounds

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It is Draft Day! Trades have happened, rumors are flying, yet we will find out what’s really true tonight. After months of preparation every fan and analyst believe they have an idea on what will happen. However, that’s what makes the Draft so awesome, it is incredibly unpredictable. This Mock includes three first-round trades that are explained at the end. Finally, here is my final 3-Round 2021 Mock Draft.

*Indicates Compensatory Pick


Round 1

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars

Selection: Trevor Lawrence – QB – Clemson

We have known for several months now that Trevor Lawrence will be the first player selected. Nothing has changed since then. Urban Meyer gets his franchise Quarterback with his first pick as an NFL Head Coach.


2. New York Jets

Selection: Zach Wilson – QB – BYU

With the known fact that Trevor Lawrence will be gone, the Jets have had the chance to determine who they want to lead their franchise. The Jets GM Joe Douglas was open about the fact that the Jets have zeroed in on a QB. Although he hasn’t publicly said it was Zach Wilson, all signs are pointing that way. The Jets get to start over with Sam Darnold being shipped to Carolina. With a new Head Coach and new Quarterback, New York looks to get on the right track with this pick.


3. San Francisco 49ers (from Houston via Miami) San Francisco 49ers logo

Selection: Mac Jones – QB – Alabama

The buzz around the league continues to be that San Fran loves Mac Jones, and deservedly so. Most experts have Mac Jones listed as the 5th best QB in the class and the only reason for that is because he isn’t flashy. Arm talent wise, Mac is a gifted and an incredibly accurate passer. He is sneaky athletic and will thrive in Kyle Shanahan’s offence. San Fran better get this pick right, otherwise it will be talked about for years to come


4. Atlanta Falcons

Selection: Kyle Pitts – TE – Florida

Atlanta is rumored to be in the Quarterback market. However, that does not make a lot of sense to me. The only thing the Falcons did well last year was throw the ball! Matt Ryan still has multiple years left in him so adding Pitts to the lineup should be a no-brainer. Not many teams will be able to stop a receiving corps of Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, Kyle Pitts, and Hayden Hurst.


5. Cincinnati Bengals

Selection: Ja’Marr Chase – WR – LSU

I have gone back and forth on this pick. It seems to be between Chase and Sewell but this off-season, Cincy added veteran Riley Reiff to their roster and have a developing Tackle with Jonah Williams. Even after opting out of the 2020 season, Chase remains as the top Receiver in this years class. Joe Burrow will be jumping for joy on his torn ACL once this pick is announced. Cincy cannot pass on the potential super star.


6. Miami Dolphins (via Philadelphia)

Selection: Penei Sewell – OT – Oregon

With Chase off the board, Miami can simply take the best player available. Penei Sewell will anchor the Dolphins line for the next decade, allowing Tua to come into his own.


*TRADE*

7. New England Patriots (via Detroit) New England Patriots logo

Selection: Justin Fields – QB – Ohio State

After what would be described as an “unusual” season for the Patriots, they are the first team to move up in order to select one of the top Quarterbacks. New England was aggressive in free agency and have a number of players returning from opting out. Although Cam Newton was brought back, Quarterback remains their biggest priority. Justin Fields may not see the field right away but he will be ready when his time comes.


*TRADE*

8. Washington Football Team (via Carolina) Washington Football Team logo

Selection: Trey Lance – QB – North Dakota State

Rumors have been swirling lately that Washington would like to move up and getting ahead of Denver for a Quarterback might be critical. Washington may already have a good enough roster to win the NFC East but they need to figure out their long-term plan at the QB position. Trey Lance has the size and the skill to be an All-Pro in the NFL and learning from Ryan Fitzpatrick for a year will help him develop.


9. Denver Broncos Denver Broncos logo

Selection: Micah Parsons – LB – Penn State

With the recent addition of Teddy Bridgewater, I strongly believe Vic Fangio is giving the keys to Drew Lock. It is his job to lose and show that he can develop as a professional Quarterback. With that being said, the only major need for this Broncos team is the Middle Linebacker. Micah Parsons is not only the best Linebacker in this draft class, but he is the best defensive player.


10. Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys logo

Selection: Patrick Surtain II – CB – Alabama

I have been saying all along, Surtain II is the best Cornerback this year and Jerry Jones should be running to submit this pick. Dallas needs to address their defense, they were atrocious last season. It won’t matter how many points Dak and the gang put up if their defense cannot stop anyone. Pairing Surtain II and his former Bama teammate Trevon Diggs will bring continuity to the Dallas secondary.


11. New York Giants See the source image

Selection: DeVonta Smith – WR – Alabama

Although the Giants need to address the Offensive Line, they cannot pass up on a playmaker like DeVonta Smith. with the return of Saquon and the addition of Kenny Golladay, Daniel Jones has no excuses to play better.


12. Philadelphia Eagles (from San Francisco via Miami)

Selection: Jaylen Waddle – WR – Alabama

After trading back and accumulating picks, the Eagles can put some weapons around Jalen Hurts. The selection of Jaylen Waddle will give their offense a dynamic playmaker. Waddle has been compared to Tyreek Hill and if that’s true, he will be a Pro Bowler year-in and year-out.


13. Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers logo

Selection: Rashawn Slater – OT – Northwestern

It is no secret that the Chargers need to address their offensive line. Investing in players that protect your franchise Quarterback is never a bad idea. Slater has All-Pro written all over him and I will not be surprised if he is the best Offensive Lineman to come out in this years class.


14. Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings logo

Selection: Alijah Vera-Tucker – OL – USC

The toss-up of Offensive Lineman or Pass Rusher continues for the Vikings. With a deep Pass Rusher class, the Vikings would be foolish to pass up on Vera-Tucker. He can play both Tackle or Guard and will be paving holes for Dalvin Cook come the 2021 season.


*TRADE*

15. Detroit Lions (via New England)

Selection: Caleb Farley – CB – Virginia Tech

After trading with the Patriots, the Lions address their secondary for the second year in a row. Some scouts are worried about Farley’s back injuries but his talent is top-notch. Farley and Okudah will be put to the task against Kirk Cousins and Aaron Rodgers twice a year.


16. Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals logo

Selection: Jaycee Horn – CB – South Carolina

Long-time Arizona Cardinal Corner Patrick Peterson is gone, his replacement is no other than Jaycee Horn out of South Carolina. With the return of Chandler Jones and the addition of JJ Watt, the secondary is the biggest hole on the Cardinals roster. No more excuses for Kliff Kingsbury, now is the time to make a run in the playoffs.


17. Las Vegas Raiders Las Vegas Raiders logo

Selection: Kwity Paye – DE – Michigan

The Clelin Ferrell experiment hasn’t worker out, it was a reach to tale him as high as they did back in 2019. The Raiders have consistently underachieved and have been unable to rush the passer. Adding Paye to a rotation of Maxx Crosby and Yannick Ngakoue should help solve their problem.


18. Miami Dolphins

Selection: Jaelan Phillips – DE – Miami

After taking Penei Sewell earlier, the Dolphins address the pass rush with this pick. Staying local with the Defensive End out of Miami. Phillips had a monster year in 2020, proving that he is one of the best pass rushers in this years Draft.


*TRADE*

19. Carolina Panthers (via Washington) Carolina Panthers logo

Selection: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah – LB – Notre Dame

Carolina has been rumored to move back in the draft and with the QB needy team such as Washington ready to move up, the move happens. Carolina spent all of their draft picks on defensive players last season and that trend continues here. Adding a do-it-all Linebacker like JOK will help that defense take that next step.


20. Chicago Bears Chicago Bears logo

Selection: Christian Darrisaw – OT – Virginia Tech

As hard as it may be to believe, Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace must have a plan in place. Chicago may be a team that moves up for a Quarterback because as we all know, Andy Dalton is not the solution. However, in the mean time the Offensive Line needs to be better. Christian Darrisaw is one of the top Tackles in this years class and is a prime prospect for the Bears to target.


21. Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts logo

Selection: Samuel Cosmi – OT – Texas

Colts fans might be angry with me because this pick has remained the same throughout the entire off-season. But there is a reason for that. Cosmi screams Colts to me and taking over the LT spot for Anthony Castonzo on one of the best Offensive Lines in the league just makes sense.


22. Tennessee Titians

Selection: Greg Newsome II – CB – Northwestern

Cornerback and Pass Rusher remain the two biggest weaknesses in Tennessee. Although I am weary on their big Free Agency signing of Bud Dupree who is coming off of a torn ACL, they must begin rebuilding their secondary. Greg Newsome II has been flying up draft boards and I see a lot of Darius Slay in his game. Newsome II has all the tools to be a lockdown Cornerback


23. New York Jets (via Seattle)

Selection: Rashod Bateman – WR – Minnesota

I have said it before and I will say it again, I am extremely high on Bateman, despite him not playing in 2020. He might be the best route-runner in the class and has reliable hands. The Jets took Zach Wilson with the second overall pick and now they’re surrounding him with the pieces to succeed.


24. Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers logo

Selection: Najee Harris – RB – Alabama

As a Steeler fan, this is my dream pick. Najee Harris is my RB1 and is a dynamic ball carrier. As I have said in the past the Steelers offense was hard to watch down the stretch last season as Big Ben was forced to throe the ball forty-five times a game. Adding a run game to this team may be exactly what they need to reach the Super Bowl.


25. Jacksonville Jaguars (via Los Angeles Rams)

Selection: Trevon Moehrig – S – TCU

Moehrig is the best and arguably the only first-round caliber Safety in this years draft class. Moehrig can control the back end of that Jags defense as he is great in coverage as well and down in the box. Jaguar fans should be excited for their teams future if they can land Lawrence and Moehrig in the first round.


26. Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns helmet

Selection: Christian Barmore – DL – Alabama

After the surprise release of Sheldon Richardson, beefing up the defensive line becomes a need for Cleveland. For the first time possibly ever, Cleveland is the real-deal and have one of the most complete rosters in football. As a Steeler fan it makes me nervous, but as a football fan, it makes me excited for this teams potential. Barmore will be a day one starter eating up blockers for guys like Mack Wilson and Sione Takitaki to come up and make plays.


27. Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens logo

Selection: Azeez Ojulari – OLB – Georgia

With the departures of Yannick Ngakoue and Matt Judon in Free Agency, adding a Pass Rusher should be priority number one for GM Eric DeCosta. Ojulari is best as a stand-up Outside Linebacker and fits the Ravens scheme perfectly.


28. New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints logo

Selection: Zaven Collins – LB – Tulsa

The Saints may have had the biggest roster turnover amongst NFL teams this off-season. Kwon Alexander was released and Demario Davis isn’t getting any younger, which makes Linebacker a top priority for the Saints. Zaven Collins is a grown man and can cover sideline to sideline.


29. Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers logo

Selection: Kadarius Toney – WR – Florida

As I’ve said before, the Packers drastically need to give Aaron Rodgers some weapons. A true number two option beside Devante Adams may be exactly what the Packers need to get over the hump. Toney may be the shiftiest player in this years Draft. He may drop a pass here and there but adding him to the lineup will take some of the Defensive attention away from Devante Adams.


30. Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills logo

Selection: Gregory Rousseau – DE – Miami

Gregory Rousseau remains as my top EDGE rusher but I think he might fall a bit. Luckily for Buffalo, he falls right into their laps. Buffalo already has one of the best Secondary’s and  Linebacker groups in the NFL. Adding a top-tier pass rusher will help take their defense to the next level.


31. Baltimore Ravens (via Kansas City) Baltimore Ravens logo

Selection: Terrace Marshall Jr – WR – LSU

After the recent trade with Kansas City, Baltimore finds themselves back in the first-round. With the addition of Ojulari, Baltimore shifts their focus to the Offensive side of the ball. Adding a true number one receiver and giving Lamar a weapon is exactly what they do here.


*TRADE*

32. Detroit Lions (via Tampa Bay)

Selection: Teven Jenkins – OT – Oklahoma State

Every year we see a team trade into the back-end of the first-round. Tampa Bay has their entire team returning and trading out is the most logical move for them. Detroit is able to move up and snag Teven Jenkins before someone beats them to it. Jenkins is a physical blocker and putting him on the opposite side of Taylor Decker will create a great Offensive Line to build upon.


Round 2

33. Jacksonville Jaguars

Selection: Rondale Moore – WR – Purdue


34. New York Jets

Selection: Joe Tryon – DE – Washington


35. Atlanta Falcons

Selection: Jayson Oweh – DE – Penn State


36. Miami Dolphins (via Houston)

Selection: Travis Etienne – RB – Clemson


37. Philadelphia Eagles

Selection: Asante Samuel Jr – CB – Florida State


38. Cincinnati Bengals

Selection: Creed Humphrey – IOL – Oklahoma


39. Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers logo

Selection: Jalen Mayfield – OT – Michigan


40. Denver Broncos Denver Broncos logo

Selection: Ronnie Perkins – OLB – Oklahoma


*TRADE*

41. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Detroit) Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo

Selection: Levi Onwuzurike – DT – Washington


42. New York Giants See the source image

Selection: Carlos Basham Jr – DE – Wake Forest


43. San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers logo

Selection: Richie Grant – S – UCF


44. Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys logo

Selection: Wyatt Davis – IOL – Ohio State


45. Jacksonville Jaguars (via Minnesota)

Selection: Pat Freiermuth – TE – Penn State


*TRADE*

46. Detroit Lions (via New England)

Selection: Chatarius Tutu Atwell – WR – Louisville


47. Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers logo

Selection: Joseph Ossai – DE – Texas


48. Las Vegas Raiders Las Vegas Raiders logo

Selection: Jamin Davis – LB – Kentucky


49. Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals logo

Selection: Nick Bolton – LB – Missouri


50. Miami Dolphins

Selection: Eric Stokes – CB – Georgia


*TRADE*

51. Carolina Panthers (via Washington) Carolina Panthers logo

Selection: Kyle Trask – QB – Florida


52. Chicago Bears Chicago Bears logo

Selection: Elijah Moore – WR – Ole Miss


53. Tennessee Titans

Selection: Dillon Radunz – OT – North Dakota State


54. Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts logo

Selection: Jay Tufele – DT – USC


55. Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers logo

Selection: Liam Eichenberg – OT – Notre Dame


56. Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks logo

Selection: Alex Leatherwood – OT – Alabama


57. Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams logo

Selection: Walker Little – OT – Stanford


58. Kansas City Chiefs (via Baltimore) Kansas City Chiefs logo

Selection: Jabril Cox – LB – LSU


59. Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns helmet

Selection: Amon-Ra St. Brown – WR – USC


60. New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints logo

Selection: Kelvin Joseph – CB – Kentucky


61. Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills logo

Selection: Javonte Williams – RB – North Carolina


62. Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers logo

Selection: Baron Browning – LB – Ohio State


63. Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs logo

Selection: Hamilcar Rashed Jr – DE – Oregon State


64. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo

Selection: Tylan Wallace – WR – Oklahoma State


Round 3

65. Jacksonville Jaguars

Selection: Daviyon Nixon – DT – Iowa


66. New York Jets

Selection: Jevon Holland – S – Oregon


67. Houston Texans Houston Texans logo

Selection: Quincy Roche – DE – Miami


68. Atlanta Falcons

Selection: Michael Carter – RB – North Carolina


69. Cincinnati Bengals

Selection: Tyler Shelvin – DT – LSU


70. Philadelphia Eagles

Selection: Brevin Jordan – TE – Miami


71. Denver Broncos Denver Broncos logo

Selection: Quinn Meinerz – IOL – Wisconsin-Whitewater


*TRADE*

72. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Detroit) Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo

Selection: Dayo Odeyingbo – OLB – Vanderbilt


73. Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers logo

Selection: Hamsah Nasirildeen – S – Florida State


74. Washington Football Team (via San Francisco) Washington Football Team logo

Selection: Dylan Moses – LB – Alabama


75. Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys logo

Selection: Chris Rumph II – DE – Duke


76. New York Giants See the source image

Selection: Trey Smith – IOL – Tennessee


77. Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers logo

Selection: Aaron Robinson – CB – UCF


78. Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings logo

Selection: Patrick Jones – DE – Pitt


79. Las Vegas Raiders (via Arizona) Las Vegas Raiders logo

Selection: Deonte Brown – IOL – Alabama


80. Las Vegas Raiders Las Vegas Raiders logo

Selection: D’Wayne Eskridge – WR – Western Michigan


81. Miami Dolphins

Selection: Cameron McGrone – LB – Michigan


82. Washington Football Team Washington Football Team logo

Selection: Tommy Tremble – TE – Notre Dame


83. Chicago Bears Chicago Bears logo

Selection: Davis Mills – QB – Stanford


84. Philadelphia Eagles (via Indianapolis)

Selection: Chazz Surratt – LB – North Carolina


85. Tennessee Titans

Selection: Amari Rodgers – WR – Clemson


86. New York Jets (via Seattle)

Selection: Kenneth Gainwell – RB – Memphis


87. Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers logo

Selection: Landon Dickerson – IOL – Alabama


88. Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams logo

Selection: Pete Werner – LB – Ohio State


89. Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns helmet

Selection: Monty Rice – LB – Georgia


90. Minnesota Vikings (via Baltimore) Minnesota Vikings logo

Selection: Dyami Brown – WR – North Carolina


91. Cleveland Browns (via New Orleans) Cleveland Browns helmet

Selection: Elijah Molden – CB – Washington


92. Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers logo

Selection: Jackson Carman – OT – Clemson


93. Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills logo

Selection: Tyson Campbell – CB – Georgia


94. Baltimore Ravens (via Kansas City) Baltimore Ravens logo

Selection: Josh Myers – IOL – Ohio State


95. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo

Selection: Rhamondre Stevenson – RB – Oklahoma


*96. New England Patriots New England Patriots logo

Selection: Ifeatu Melifonwu – CB – Syracuse


*97. Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers logo

Selection: Jaylen Twyman – DT – Pitt


*98. New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints logo

Selection: Osa Odighizuwa – DT – UCLA


*99. Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys logo

Selection: Hunter Long – TE – Boston College


*100. Tennessee Titans

Selection: Caden Sterns – S – Texas


*101. Detroit Lions (via Los Angeles Rams)

Selection: Shaun Wade – CB – Ohio State


*102. San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers logo

Selection: Trey Hill – IOL – Georgia


*103. Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams logo

Selection: Tommy Togiai – DT – Ohio State


*104. Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens logo

Selection: Justin Hilliard – LB – Ohio State


*105. New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints logo

Selection: James Hudson – OT – Cincinnati

 

TRADES

Lions – Patriots Trade

NE: 7th  —  DET: 15th, 46th, 2022 2nd


Washington – Panthers Trade

WAS: 8th  —  CAR: 19th, 51st, 2022 1st


Lions – Bucs Trade

DET: 32nd  —  TB: 41st, 72nd, 2022 6th

Pupo’s Mock Draft 5.0 – Part 1 (Rounds 1 and 2)

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The time has come! We are less than 24 hours away, until Round 1 kicks off. It’s finally here. After months and months of preparation, teams, and the Draft community, are ready for the Draft. Here is my final Mock Draft. Rounds 3-7, will be posted tomorrow afternoon. I hope you enjoy the Draft, and I hope you enjoy my final Mock Draft!

  1. Jacksonville = Trevor Lawrence (Jr) QB – Clemson
  • The fact that Urban Meyer was up-front at Lawrence’s pro day says it all. I wouldn’t be surprised at all, If Lawrence was studying the Jaguars playbook, once the Jags found out they had the first overall pick. It would be a surprise, if he’s not a superstar.

2. New York Jets = Zach Wilson (Jr) QB – BYU

  • If you still don’t know what BYU stands for, then you don’t follow the Draft close enough. The worst-kept secret of this Draft, is the Jets love Wilson. Wilson becomes the new face of the franchise in The Big Apple.

3. San Francisco (from Houston via Miami) = Justin Fields (Jr) QB – Ohio State

  • I’m just not buying all this Mac Jones and Trey Lance talk here. Fields is just too good of a talent to pass up. Even if Jimmy Garoppolo starts the season, it won’t be long until Fields is handed the keys of the franchise. I wouldn’t be surprised if Fields leads the 49ers to a Super Bowl title.

4. Atlanta = Trey Lance (RSo) QB – North Dakota State

  • Matt Ryan will be 36 next month, and this is a great opportunity to land his successor here. Lance is a great fit in new Head Coach Arthur Smith’s Offense. Lance might need some time to get acclimated to the NFL, and he would get that chance while sitting behind Matt Ryan, taking over for him, in year 2 or 3.

5. Cincinnati = Penei Sewell (Jr) OT – Oregon

  • Chase and Burrow would be lethal together, just like they were at LSU, but protecting Burrow is more important. Sewell is the best Tackle in this Draft, and maybe the best to come out in the past decade. Sewell would help keep Burrow upright in the pocket.

6. Miami (from Philadelphia) = Ja’Marr Chase (Jr) WR – LSU

  • Miami needs to provide Tua with more weapons, in order for him to have more success. Chase’s decision to opt out, may have improved his Draft stock. Tua and Chase would be one of the best QB/WR combos for years to come.

7. Detroit = DeVonta Smith (Sr) WR – Alabama

  • The Lions could take a Quarterback here, but new GM Brad Holmes was with Jared Goff in Los Angeles, I don’t see them going in that direction. Kenny Golladay, and Marvin Jones are both out the door, and help is needed. Smith has a chance to be the best Receiver in Football.

8. Carolina = Kyle Pitts (Jr) TE – Florida

  • I could see them taking Mac Jones here, but ultimately I think they will pass on a Quarterback. Providing Darnold with a player like Pitts, would do wonders for Darnold’s game. Tight Ends like Pitts, don’t come around very often.

9. Denver = Rashawn Slater (Sr) OT/G – Northwestern

  • With the top 4 Quarterbacks off the Board, the Broncos elect to pass on Mac Jones, and help strengthen their Offensive Line. This is a make or break year for Drew Lock, and he needs to be better protected. If Slater can’t hold up at Tackle, they can slide him inside to Guard, to help protect Lock.

10. Dallas = Patrick Surtain II (Jr) CB – Alabama

  • That Dallas Secondary was just awful last year, and they need help. Surtain, would instantly give that Secondary a much-needed boost. Surtain and Diggs, would form a nice Cornerback tandem, just like they were at Alabama.

11. New York Giants = Jaylen Waddle (Jr) WR – Alabama

  • Along with Drew Lock, this is a make or break year for Daniel Jones. They signed Kenny Golladay, but more help is needed. Waddle might have the biggest upside, of all the Alabama WR’s, to come out in recent memory.

12. Philadelphia (from San Francisco via Miami) = Micah Parsons (Jr) LB – Penn State

  • Many are giving the Eagles a Corner here, but they can address that, on Day 2. You can’t pass up a player like Parsons still on the Board. He would be the new leader and signal caller, on that Eagles Defense. Parsons has all of the tools teams look for, in a modern Linebacker.

13. Los Angeles Chargers = Christian Darrisaw (Jr) OT – Virginia Tech

  • Protecting Justin Herbert, needs to be the teams main focal point this offseason. Darrisaw is one of the most sound Tackles in this Draft, and would help keep Herbert upright.

14. Minnesota = Alijah Vera-Tucker (RJr) OT/G – USC

  • A Edge rusher is needed, but Kirk Cousins, needs to be better protected, and that takes priority. Vera-Tucker can start on the outside. If he struggles, they can move him inside. Either at Tackle or Guard, Vera-Tucker should carve out a nice career.

15. New England = Mac Jones (RJr) QB – Alabama

  • Nobody wants to see Mac Jones go to the Patriots, and they would be even more mad, if he falls right into their lap. Jones becomes the new face of the franchise.

16. Arizona = Jaycee Horn (Jr) CB – South Carolina

  • Even if Patrick Patterson was still their, another CB would be needed. Horn is a physical CB, who just might have the highest upside of any CB in this Draft.

17. Las Vegas = Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (RJr) LB/S – Notre Dame

  • The Raiders need help along the second level of their Defense. Owusu-Koramoah would provide immediate help, and would be the new leader of that Raiders Defense.

18. Miami = Gregory Rousseau (RSo) EDGE – Miami

  • The Dolphins need more help along their Defensive Line. They can slide Wilkins inside, and let Rousseau rush from the outside. Rousseau, Wilkins, and Davis, would form a nice tandem.

19. Washington = Zaven Collins (RJr) LB – Tulsa

  • Washington could go WR here, but this WR class is so deep, they can select one on Day 2. They do need a stud Linebacker, and Collins fills that bill. Washington now, has one of the best front 7’s in Football.

20. Chicago = Teven Jenkins (RSr) OT – Oklahoma State

  • The Bears will need to protect Andy Dalton, and their future franchise Quarterback. They can start Jenkins on the left, and if he struggles, they can move him to right side, where he played the majority of his time in Stillwater.

21. Indianapolis = Kwity Paye (Sr) EDGE – Michigan

  • The Colts have a gaping hole at LT, with the retirement of Anthony Castonzo. With the Tackle class being deep, they can address that later in the Draft. More Edge rush help is needed. Paye is a raw, but he has the upside to be a star.

22. Tennessee = Jaelan Phillips (RJr) EDGE – Miami

  • The Titans need help on the Edge. Denio Autry can be upgraded, and Harold Landry has disappointed. Phillips can step in and start right away, and provide help immediately.

23. New York Jets (from Seattle) = Caleb Farley (RJr) CB – Virginia Tech

  • With Farley having back surgery recently, that pushes him down the Board, and his fall stops here. Farley would instantly be the teams new #1 CB, and would anchor that Secondary.

24. Pittsburgh = Najee Harris (Sr) RB – Alabama

  • James Conner is out the door, and Benny Snell isn’t a bell cow back. Harris has a lot of similarities to former Steeler Le’Veon Bell. He fits in perfectly, with the Steelers physicality.

25. Jacksonville (from Los Angeles Rams) = Alex Leatherwood (Sr) OT/G – Alabama

  • What happens when you select a new franchise Quarterback? You protect him! They can move Cam Robinson to Guard, and let Leatherwood protect Lawrence’s blind side.

26. Cleveland = Christian Barmore (RSo) DT – Alabama

  • The Browns don’t have many weaknesses, but they could strengthen the interior of their Defensive Line. Barmore might not start right away, but it won’t be long, until he earns a starting spot.

27. Baltimore = Jalen Mayfield (RSo) OT – Michigan

  • With the Ravens shipping Orlando Brown to the Chiefs, they need to get a replacement. Mayfield played mostly RT at Michigan, and he can stay their, with Ronnie Stanley manning the left side.

28. New Orleans = Jayson Oweh (RSo) EDGE – Penn State

  • Cameron Jordan is getting up their in age, and they can use another pass rusher. Oweh didn’t register a sack last season, but the right coaching staff, can unlock Oweh’s potential.

29. Green Bay = Azeez Ojulari (RSo) EDGE – Georgia

  • I would be surprised, if the Packers draft a WR here. They haven’t drafted one in the first, since 2002. They need help along their Defensive front. Ojulari would start right away, and would make an immediate impact.

30. Buffalo = Joe Tryon (RJr) EDGE – Washington

  • Jerry Hughes, and Mario Addison are aging. Tryon can start off as a situational pass rusher, and then would be a starter, at some point during next season.

31. Baltimore (from Kansas City) = Rashod Bateman (Jr) WR – Minnesota

  • Lamar Jackson could use another weapon to throw to. Bateman would be a nice fit, in that Ravens Offense.

32. Tampa Bay = Carlos Basham Jr. (RSr) EDGE – Wake Forest

  • The Bucs biggest need is Edge rusher. Basham would start right away, and make an immediate impact.

 

2nd Round

33. Jacksonville = Terrace Marshall Jr. (Jr) WR – LSU

34. New York Jets = Kadarius Toney (Sr) WR – Florida

35. Atlanta = Travis Etienne (Sr) RB – Clemson

36. Miami (from Houston) = Trevon Moehrig (Jr) S – TCU

37. Philadelphia = Elijah Moore (Jr) WR – Ole Miss

38. Cincinnati = Rondale Moore (RSo) WR – Purdue

39. Carolina = Dillon Radunz (RSr) OT – North Dakota State

40. Denver = Greg Newsome II (Jr) CB – Northwestern

41. Detroit = Jamin Davis (RJr) LB – Kentucky

42. New York Giants = Nick Bolton (Jr) LB – Missouri

43. San Francisco = Asante Samuel Jr. (Jr) CB – Florida State

44. Dallas = Liam Eichenberg (RSr) OT – Notre Dame

45. Jacksonville (from Minnesota) = Pat Freiermuth (Jr) TE – Penn State

46. New England = Eric Stokes Jr. (RJr) CB – Georgia

47. Los Angeles Chargers = Elijah Molden (Sr) CB – Washington

48. Las Vegas = Levi Onwuzurike (RSr) DT – Washington

49. Arizona = Creed Humphrey (RJr) C – Oklahoma

50. Miami = Javonte Williams (Jr) RB – North Carolina

51. Washington = Dyami Brown (Jr) WR – North Carolina

52. Chicago = Nico Collins (Sr) WR – Michigan

53. Tennessee = Tyson Campbell (Jr) CB – Georgia

54. Indianapolis = Samuel Cosmi (RJr) OT – Texas

55. Pittsburgh = Jackson Carman (Jr) OT – Clemson

56. Seattle = Spencer Brown (RSr) OT – Northern Iowa

57. Los Angeles Rams = D’Ante Smith (RSr) OT – East Carolina

58. Kansas City (from Baltimore) = Joseph Ossai (Jr) EDGE – Texas

59. Cleveland = Payton Turner (Sr) EDGE – Houston

60. New Orleans = Jabril Cox (RSr) LB – LSU

61. Buffalo = Michael Carter (Sr) RB – North Carolina

62. Green Bay = Chazz Surratt (RSr) LB – North Carlina

63. Kansas City = Kelvin Joseph (RSo) CB – Kentucky

64. Tampa Bay = Baron Browning (Sr) LB – Ohio State

Pupo’s 2021 Big Board 3.0

photo credit: thespun.com

We are less than 48 hours away, until the 2021 NFL Draft kicks off. It’s time for me to put out my final Big Board. Here are my top 200 players in this years Draft. I hope you enjoy!

  1. Trevor Lawrence (Jr) QB – Clemson
  2. Justin Fields (Jr) QB – Ohio State
  3. Penei Sewell (Jr) OT – Oregon
  4. Micah Parsons (Jr) LB – Penn State
  5. DeVonta Smith (Sr) WR – Alabama
  6. Ja’Marr Chase (Jr) WR – LSU
  7. Kyle Pitts (Jr) TE – Florida
  8. Patrick Surtain II (Jr) CB – Alabama
  9. Najee Harris (Sr) RB – Alabama
  10. Caleb Farley (RJr) CB – Virginia Tech
  11. Gregory Rousseau (RSo) EDGE – Miami
  12. Jaycee Horn (Jr) CB – South Carolina
  13. Zach Wilson (Jr) QB – BYU
  14. Trey Lance (RSo) QB – North Dakota State
  15. Travis Etienne (Sr) RB – Clemson
  16. Jaylen Waddle (Jr) WR – Alabama
  17. Rashawn Slater (Sr) OT/G – Northwestern
  18. Jaelan Phillips (RJr) EDGE – Miami
  19. Christian Barmore (RSo) DT – Alabama
  20. Zaven Collins (RJr) LB – Tulsa
  21. Christian Darrisaw (Jr) OT – Virginia Tech
  22. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (RJr) LB/S – Notre Dame
  23. Trevon Moehrig (Jr) S – TCU
  24. Alex Leatherwood (Sr) OT/G – Alabama
  25. Alijah Vera-Tucker (RJr) OT/G – USC
  26. Teven Jenkins (RSr) OT – Oklahoma State
  27. Kwity Paye (Sr) EDGE – Michigan
  28. Creed Humphrey (RJr) C – Oklahoma
  29. Richie Grant (RSr) S – UCF
  30. Levi Onwuzurike (RSr) DT – Washington
  31. Jevon Holland (Jr) S – Oregon
  32. Rashod Bateman (Jr) WR – Minnesota
  33. Carlos Basham Jr. (RSr) EDGE – Wake Forest
  34. Liam Eichenberg (RSr) OT – Notre Dame
  35. Jalen Mayfield (RSo) OT – Michigan
  36. Dillon Radunz (RSr) OT – North Dakota State
  37. Pat Freiermuth (Jr) TE – Penn State
  38. Josh Myers (RJr) IOL – Ohio State
  39. Mac Jones (RJr) QB – Alabama
  40. Wyatt Davis (RJr) G – Ohio State
  41. Asante Samuel Jr. (Jr) CB – Florida State
  42. Terrace Marshall Jr. (Jr) WR – LSU
  43. Eric Stokes Jr. (RJr) CB – Georgia
  44. Greg Newsome II (Jr) CB – Northwestern
  45. Dylan Moses (RJr) LB – Alabama
  46. Jayson Oweh (RSo) EDGE – Penn State
  47. Kadarius Toney (Sr) WR – Florida
  48. Elijah Moore (Jr) WR – Ole Miss
  49. Jabril Cox (RSr) LB – LSU
  50. Rondale Moore (RSo) WR – Purdue
  51. Tyson Campbell (Jr) CB – Georgia
  52. Azeez Ojulari (RSo) EDGE – Georgia
  53. Trey Sermon (Sr) RB – Ohio State
  54. Javonte Williams (Jr) RB – North Carolina
  55. Nick Bolton (Jr) LB – Missouri
  56. Spencer Brown (RSr) OT – Northern Iowa
  57. Jamin Davis (RJr) LB – Kentucky
  58. Daviyon Nixon (RJr) DT – Iowa
  59. Samuel Cosmi (RJr) OT – Texas
  60. Paulson Adebo (RJr) CB – Stanford
  61. Joe Tryon (RJr) EDGE – Washington
  62. Joseph Ossai (Jr) EDGE – Texas
  63. Jackson Carman (Jr) OT – Clemson
  64. Quincy Roche (RSr) EDGE – Miami
  65. Baron Browning (Sr) LB – Ohio State
  66. Ifeatu Melifonwu (RJr) CB – Syracuse
  67. Elijah Molden (Sr) CB – Washington
  68. Jamar Johnson (Jr) S – Indiana
  69. Marvin Wilson (Sr) DT – Florida State
  70. Jaylen Twyman (RJr) DT – Pittsburgh
  71. Patrick Jones II (RSr) EDGE – Pittsburgh
  72. Michael Carter (Sr) RB – North Carolina
  73. Alim McNeil (Jr) DT – North Carolina State
  74. Payton Turner (Sr) EDGE – Houston
  75. Jay Tufele (RJr) DT – USC
  76. Andre Cisco (Jr) S – Syracuse
  77. Nico Collins (Sr) WR – Michigan
  78. Kyle Trask (RSr) QB – Florida
  79. Israel Mukuamu (Jr) CB – South Carolina
  80. James Hudson (RJr) OT – Cincinnati
  81. Dyami Brown (Jr) WR – North Carolina
  82. Brevin Jordan (Jr) TE – Miami
  83. Keith Taylor Jr. (Sr) CB – Washington
  84. D’Wayne Eskridge (RSr) WR – Western Michigan
  85. Deonte Brown (RSr) G – Alabama
  86. Kendrick Green (RJr) IOL – Illinois
  87. Stone Forsythe (RSr) OT – Florida
  88. Tylan Wallace (Sr) WR – Oklahoma State
  89. Rashad Weaver (RSr) EDGE – Pittsburgh
  90. Landon Dickerson (RSr) IOL – Alabama
  91. Kellen Mond (Sr) QB – Texas A&M
  92. Trey Smith (Sr) OT/G – Tennessee
  93. Hamsah Nasirildeen (Sr) S – Florida State
  94. Aaron Banks (RJr) G – Notre Dame
  95. Marlon Tuipulotu (RJr) DT – USC
  96. Talanoa Hufanga (Jr) S – USC
  97. Chuba Hubbard (RJr) RB – Oklahoma State
  98. Davis Mills (RJr) QB – Stanford
  99. Shaun Wade (RJr) DB – Ohio State
  100. Chazz Surratt (RSr) LB – North Carolina
  101. Aaron Robinson (RSr) CB – UCF
  102. Ben Cleveland (RSr) G – Georgia
  103. Ambry Thomas (Sr) CB – Michigan
  104. David Moore (RSr) G – Grambling State
  105. D’Ante Smith (RSr) OT – East Carolina
  106. Milton Williams (RJr) DT – Louisiana Tech
  107. Pete Werner (Sr) LB – Ohio State
  108. Jordan Smith (RJr) EDGE – UAB
  109. Cameron McGrone (RSo) LB – Michigan
  110. Richard LeCounte III (Sr) S – Georgia
  111. Kelvin Joseph (RSo) CB – Kentucky
  112. Hunter Long (RJr) TE – Boston College
  113. Walker Little (RJr) OT – Stanford
  114. Marco Wilson (RJr) CB – Florida
  115. Brady Christensen (RJr) OT – BYU
  116. Justin Hilliard (RSr) LB – Ohio State
  117. Tyler Shelvin (RJr) DT – LSU
  118. Amon-Ra St. Brown (Jr) WR – USC
  119. Monty Rice (Sr) LB – Georgia
  120. Amari Rodgers (Sr) WR – Clemson
  121. Sage Surratt (RJr) WR – Wake Forest
  122. Shaka Toney (RSr) EDGE – Penn State
  123. Kenneth Gainwell (RSo) RB – Memphis
  124. Seth Williams (Jr) WR – Auburn
  125. Tommy Togiai (Jr) DT – Ohio State
  126. Elerson Smith (RSr) EDGE – Northern Iowa
  127. Ronnie Perkins (Jr) EDGE – Oklahoma
  128. Quinn Meinerz (Sr) IOL – Wisconsin-Whitewater
  129. Caden Sterns (Jr) S – Texas
  130. Jamie Newman (RSr) QB – Wake Forest/Georgia
  131. Ar’Darius Washington (RSo) S – TCU
  132. Rhamondre Stevenson (Sr) RB – Oklahoma
  133. Anthony Schwartz (Jr) WR – Auburn
  134. Rodarius Williams (RSr) CB – Oklahoma State
  135. Shi Smith (Sr) WR – South Carolina
  136. Chris Rumph II (RJr) EDGE – Duke
  137. Simi Fehoko (RSo) WR – Stanford
  138. Chatarius “Tutu” Atwell (Jr) WR – Louisville
  139. Divine Deablo (RSr) S – Virginia Tech
  140. Derrick Barnes (Sr) LB – Purdue
  141. Trey Hill (Jr) IOL – Georgia
  142. Benjamin St-Juste (RJr) CB – Minnesota
  143. Jack Anderson (RJr) G – Texas Tech
  144. Trill Williams (Jr) CB – Syracuse
  145. Austin Watkins (RSr) WR – UAB
  146. Kary Vincent Jr. (Sr) DB – LSU
  147. Demetric Felton (RJr) RB/WR – UCLA
  148. Olaijah Griffin (Jr) CB – USC
  149. James Wiggins (RSr) S – Cincinnati
  150. Deommodore Lenoir (Sr) CB – Oregon
  151. Drake Jackson (RSr) C – Kentucky
  152. K.J. Britt (Sr) LB – Auburn
  153. Tommy Tremble (RSo) TE – Notre Dame
  154. Alaric Jackson (RSr) OT – Iowa
  155. Malcolm Koonce (Sr) EDGE – Buffalo
  156. Robert Hainsey (Sr) OT/G – Notre Dame
  157. Jonathon Cooper (RSr) EDGE – Ohio State
  158. Marquez Stevenson (RSr) WR – Houston
  159. Osa Odighizuwa (RSr) DT – UCLA
  160. Kylin Hill (Sr) RB – Mississippi State
  161. Tamorrion Terry (RJr) WR – Florida State
  162. Joshuah Bledsoe (Sr) S – Missouri
  163. JaCoby Stevens (Sr) S/LB – LSU
  164. Rakeem Boyd (RSr) RB – Arkansas
  165. Sam Ehlinger (Sr) QB – Texas
  166. Jaret Patterson (Jr) RB – Buffalo
  167. Jaelon Darden (Sr) WR – North Texas
  168. Dazz Newsome (Sr) WR – North Carolina
  169. Dayo Odeyingbo (Sr) EDGE – Vanderbilt
  170. Wyatt Hubert (RJr) EDGE – Kansas State
  171. Dez Fitzpatrick (RSr) WR – Louisville
  172. Cornell Powell (RSr) WR – Clemson
  173. Adetokunbo Ogundeji (RSr) EDGE – Notre Dame
  174. Marlon Williams (Sr) WR – UCF
  175. Khalil Herbert (RSr) RB – Virginia Tech
  176. Janarius Robinson (RSr) EDGE – Florida State
  177. Paddy Fisher (RSr) LB – Northwestern
  178. Jermar Jefferson (Jr) RB – Oregon State
  179. Tuf Borland (RSr) LB – Ohio State
  180. Darius Stills (Sr) DT – West Virginia
  181. Joshua Kaindoh (Sr) EDGE – Florida State
  182. Hamilcar Rashed Jr. (RSr) EDGE – Oregon State
  183. Charles Snowden (Sr) LB – Virginia
  184. Victor Dimukeje (Sr) EDGE – Duke
  185. Paris Ford (RJr) S – Pittsburgh
  186. Feleipe Franks (RSr) QB – Arkansas
  187. Chris Evans (RSr) RB – Michigan
  188. Tommy Kraemer (RSr) OT/G – Notre Dame
  189. Cameron Sample (Sr) EDGE – Tulane
  190. Tarron Jackson (RSr) EDGE – Coastal Carolina
  191. Patrick Johnson (Sr) EDGE – Tulane
  192. Thomas Graham Jr. (Sr) CB – Oregon
  193. Tre Norwood (RJr) CB – Oklahoma
  194. Tariq Thompson (Sr) S – San Diego State
  195. Daelin Hayes (RSr) EDGE – Notre Dame
  196. Tyree Gillespie (Sr) S – Missouri
  197. Dan Moore Jr. (Sr) OT – Texas A&M
  198. Tony Fields II (Sr) LB – West Virginia
  199. Ian Book (RSr) QB – Notre Dame
  200. Calvin Ashley (RJr) OT – Florida A&M

Riley’s Big Board 2.0

Cover Photo taken from 247sports.com & All Logos were taken from wikipedia.org

The NFL Draft is just days away and anticipation is rising. Since my original Big Board, there has been some significant movement in the top 50 players. This Big Board has grown in size and these are my top 200 prospects entering the 2021 NFL Draft.

  1. Trevor Lawrence – QB – Clemson Clemson Tigers logo.svg
  2. Ja’Marr Chase – WR – LSU Logo
  3. Penei Sewell – OT – Oregon Logo
  4. Kyle Pitts – TE – Florida Logo
  5. Micah Parsons – LB – Penn State Logo
  6. Zach Wilson – QB – BYU Logo
  7. Rashawn Slater – OT – Northwestern Northwestern Wildcats logo.svg
  8. DeVonta Smith – WR – Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide logo.svg
  9. Trey Lance – QB – North Dakota State Logo
  10. Patrick Surtain II – CB – Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide logo.svg
  11. Jaylen Waddle – WR – Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide logo.svg
  12. Caleb Farley – CB – Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Hokies logo.svg
  13. Justin Fields – QB – Ohio State Logo
  14. Gregory Rousseau – EDGE – Miami Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
  15. Alijah Vera-Tucker – OL – USC Logo
  16. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah – LB – Notre Dame Logo
  17. Kwity Paye – EDGE – Michigan Logo
  18. Najee Harris – RB – Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide logo.svg
  19. Trevon Moehrig – S – TCU TCU Horned Frogs logo.svg
  20. Jaelan Phillips – EDGE – Miami Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
  21. Jaycee Horn – CB – South Carolina South Carolina Gamecocks logo.svg
  22. Travis Etienne – RB – Clemson Clemson Tigers logo.svg
  23. Azeez Ojulari – EDGE – Georgia Logo
  24. Christian Darrisaw – OT – Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Hokies logo.svg
  25. Mac Jones – QB – Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide logo.svg
  26. Christian Barmore – DL – Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide logo.svg
  27. Zaven Collins – LB – Tulsa Logo
  28. Rashod Bateman – WR – Minnesota Logo
  29. Kadarius Toney – WR – Florida Logo
  30. Samuel Cosmi – OT – Texas Logo
  31. Levi Onwuzurike – DT – Washington Washington Huskies logo.svg
  32. Joseph Ossai – EDGE – Texas Logo
  33. Jayson Oweh – EDGE – Penn State Logo
  34. Teven Jenkins – OT – Oklahoma State Oklahoma State University system logo.svg
  35. Joe Tryon – EDGE – Washington Washington Huskies logo.svg
  36. Jalen Mayfield – OT – Michigan Logo
  37. Asante Samuel Jr – CB – Florida State Logo
  38. Jamin Davis – LB – Kentucky Kentucky Wildcats logo.svg
  39. Wyatt Davis – IOL – Ohio State Logo
  40. Terrace Marshall Jr – WR – LSU Logo
  41. Javonte Williams – RB – North Carolina Logo
  42. Greg Newsome II – CB – Northwestern Northwestern Wildcats logo.svg
  43. Nick Bolton – LB – Missouri Logo
  44. Landon Dickerson – IOL – Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide logo.svg
  45. Rondale Moore – WR – Purdue Purdue Boilermakers logo.svg
  46. Pat Freiermuth – TE – Penn State Logo
  47. Liam Eichenberg – OT – Notre Dame Logo
  48. Carlos Basham Jr – EDGE – Wake Forest Wake Forest University Athletic logo.svg
  49. Dillon Radunz – OT – North Dakota State Logo
  50. Kelvin Joseph – CB – Kentucky Kentucky Wildcats logo.svg
  51. Alex Leatherwood – OT – Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide logo.svg
  52. Trey Smith – IOL – Tennessee Logo
  53. Jay Tufele – DT – USC Logo
  54. Creed Humphrey – OL – Oklahoma Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
  55. Eric Stokes – CB – Georgia Logo
  56. Richie Grant – S – UCF Logo
  57. Dylan Moses – LB – Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide logo.svg
  58. Chatarius Tutu Atwell – WR – Louisville Louisville Cardinals Logo - Go to homepage
  59. Ronnie Perkins – EDGE – Oklahoma Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
  60. Jabril Cox – LB – LSU Logo
  61. Daviyon Nixon – DT – Iowa  Iowa Hawkeyes - Wikipedia
  62. Aaron Robinson – CB – UCF Logo
  63. Elijah Moore – WR – Ole Miss Ole Miss Rebels - Wikipedia
  64. Jevon Holland – S – Oregon Logo
  65. Brevin Jordan – TE – Miami Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
  66. Kyle Trask – QB – Florida Logo
  67. Tylan Wallace – WR – Oklahoma State Oklahoma State University system logo.svg
  68. Michael Carter – RB – North Carolina Logo
  69. D’Wayne Eskridge – WR – Western Michigan Western Michigan Broncos - Wikipedia
  70. Chazz Surratt – LB – North Carolina Logo
  71. Jackson Carman – OT – Clemson Clemson Tigers logo.svg
  72. Amon-Ra St. Brown – WR – USC Logo
  73. Baron Browning – LB – Ohio State Logo
  74. Walker Little – OT – Stanford Stanford Cardinal logo.svg
  75. Patrick Jones – EDGE – Pitt Logo
  76. Deonte Brown – IOL – Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide logo.svg
  77. Quincy Roche – EDGE – Miami Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
  78. Ifeatu Melifonwu – CB – Syracuse Syracuse Orange logo.svg
  79. Hamsah Nasirildeen – S – Florida State Logo
  80. Chris Rumph II – EDGE – Duke Duke Athletics logo.svg
  81. Hamilcar Rashed Jr – EDGE – Oregon State Oregon State Beavers - Wikipedia
  82. Elijah Molden – CB – Washington Washington Huskies logo.svg
  83. Josh Myers – IOL – Ohio State Logo
  84. Tyler Shelvin – DT – LSU Logo
  85. Shaun Wade – CB – Ohio State Logo
  86. Kenneth Gainwell – RB – Memphis Memphis Tigers - Wikipedia
  87. Tyson Campbell – CB – Georgia Logo
  88. Dyami Brown – WR – North Carolina Logo
  89. Marvin Wilson – DT – Florida State Logo
  90. Dayo Odeyingbo – EDGE – Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Commodores - Wikipedia
  91. Pete Werner – LB – Ohio State Logo
  92. Amari Rodgers – WR – Clemson Clemson Tigers logo.svg
  93. Caden Sterns – S – Texas Logo
  94. Cameron McGrone – LB – Michigan Logo
  95. Tommy Tremble – TE – Notre Dame Logo
  96. Dazz Newsome – WR – North Carolina Logo
  97. Quinn Meinerz – IOL – Wisconsin-Whitewater University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Athletics - Official Athletics Website
  98. Rhamondre Stevenson – RB – Oklahoma Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
  99. Osa Odighizuwa – DT – UCLA UCLA Bruins script.svg
  100. Hunter Long – TE – Boston College Boston College Eagles - Wikipedia
  101. Monty Rice – LB – Georgia Logo
  102. Andre Cisco – S – Syracuse Syracuse Orange logo.svg
  103. James Hudson – OT – Cincinnati File:Cincinnati Bearcats logo.svg - Wikipedia
  104. Jaylen Twyman – DT – Pitt Logo
  105. Paulson Adebo – CB – Stanford Stanford Cardinal logo.svg
  106. Seth Williams – WR – Auburn Auburn Tigers football - Wikipedia
  107. Aaron Banks – IOL – Notre Dame Logo
  108. Trey Sermon – RB – Ohio State Logo
  109. Daelin Hayes – EDGE – Notre Dame Logo
  110. Tamorrion Terry – WR – Florida State Logo
  111. Chuba Hubbard – RB – Oklahoma State Oklahoma State University system logo.svg
  112. Kenny Yeboah – TE – Ole Miss Ole Miss Rebels - Wikipedia
  113. Spencer Brown – OT – UAB UAB Blazers - Wikipedia
  114. Trill Williams – CB – Syracuse Syracuse Orange logo.svg
  115. Sage Surratt – WR – Wake Forest Wake Forest University Athletic logo.svg
  116. Tommy Togiai – DT – Ohio State Logo
  117. Shaka Toney – EDGE – Penn State Logo
  118. Paris Ford – S – Pitt Logo
  119. Alim McNeil – DT – NC State NC State Wolfpack - Wikipedia
  120. Jamie Newman – QB – Georgia Logo
  121. Drake Jackson – IOL – Kentucky Kentucky Wildcats logo.svg
  122. Charles Snowden – LB – Virginia Virginia Cavaliers - Wikipedia
  123. Israel Mukuamu – CB – South Carolina South Carolina Gamecocks logo.svg
  124. Adetokunbo Ogundeji – EDGE – Notre Dame Logo
  125. Kylin Hill – RB – Mississippi State Mississippi State Bulldogs - Wikipedia
  126. Brady Christensen – OT – BYU Logo
  127. Kary Vincent Jr – CB – LSU Logo
  128. Marlon Williams – WR – UCF Logo
  129. Nick Eubanks – TE – Michigan Logo
  130. Kellen Mond – QB – Texas A&M File:Texas A&M University logo.svg - Wikipedia
  131. Jermar Jefferson – RB – Oregon State Oregon State Beavers - Wikipedia
  132. Talanoa Hufanga – S – USC Logo
  133. Jaret Patterson – RB – Buffalo Buffalo Bulls - Wikipedia
  134. Jordan Smith – LB – UAB UAB Blazers - Wikipedia
  135. Ben Cleveland – IOL – Georgia Logo
  136. James Wiggins – S – Cincinnati File:Cincinnati Bearcats logo.svg - Wikipedia
  137. Nico Collins – WR – Michigan Logo
  138. DJ Daniel – CB – Georgia Logo
  139. Tre’ McKitty – TE – Georgia Logo
  140. Elerson Smith – EDGE – Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Panthers - Wikipedia
  141. Sam Ehlinger – QB – Texas Logo
  142. Marlon Tuipulotu – DT – USC Logo
  143. Khalil Herbert – RB – Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Hokies logo.svg
  144. Kendrick Green – IOL – Illinois Illinois Fighting Illini - Wikipedia
  145. Jaelon Darden – WR – North Texas North Texas Mean Green - Wikipedia
  146. Payton Turner – EDGE – Houston Houston Cougars football - Wikipedia
  147. Tony Fields II – LB – West Virginia West Virginia Mountaineers football - Wikipedia
  148. Kennedy Brooks – RB – Oklahoma Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
  149. Dez Fitzpatrick – WR – Louisville Louisville Cardinals Logo - Go to homepage
  150. Davis Mills – QB – Stanford Stanford Cardinal logo.svg
  151. David Moore – IOL Grambling State Grambling State Tigers - Wikipedia
  152. Milton Williams – DT – Louisiana Tech Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and Lady Techsters - Wikipedia
  153. Cameron Sample – EDGE – Tulane Tulane Green Wave - Wikipedia
  154. Demetric Felton – RB/WR – UCLA UCLA Bruins football - Wikipedia
  155. Robert Hainsey – OT – Notre Dame Logo
  156. Benjamin St-Juste – CB – Minnesota Logo
  157. Joshuah Bledsoe – S – Missouri Logo
  158. Quintin Morris – TE – Bowling Green State Bowling Green Falcons - Wikipedia
  159. Brenden Jaimes – OT – Nebraska File:Nebraska Cornhuskers logo.svg - Wikimedia Commons
  160. Shane Buechele – QB – Southern Methodist University Athletics and Spirit Logos - SMU
  161. Tommy Kraemer – IOL – Notre Dame Logo
  162. Khyiris Tonga – DT – BYU Logo
  163. Ihmir Smith-Marsette – WR – Iowa Iowa Hawkeyes - Wikipedia
  164. Darrick Forrest – S – Cincinnati File:Cincinnati Bearcats logo.svg - Wikipedia
  165. Chris Evans – RB – Michigan Logo
  166. Shi Smith – WR – South Carolina South Carolina Gamecocks logo.svg
  167. Josh Ball – OT – Marshall Marshall University - COS IT Center
  168. Darius Stills – DT – West Virginia West Virginia Mountaineers football - Wikipedia
  169. Miller Forristall – TE – Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide logo.svg
  170. Patrick Johnson – EDGE – Tulane Tulane Green Wave - Wikipedia
  171. Rashad Weaver- EDGE – Pitt Logo
  172. Anthony Schwartz – WR – Auburn Auburn Tigers football - Wikipedia
  173. Dan Moore Jr – OT – Texas A&M File:Texas A&M University logo.svg - Wikipedia
  174. Thomas Graham Jr – CB – Oregon Logo
  175. Pooka Williams – RB – Kansas Kansas Jayhawks - Wikipedia
  176. Cornell Powell – WR – Clemson Clemson Tigers logo.svg
  177. Tyree Gillespie – S – Missouri Logo
  178. Stone Forsythe – OT – Florida Logo
  179. Tedarrell Slaton – DT – Florida Logo
  180. Victor Dimukeje – EDGE – Duke Duke Athletics logo.svg
  181. Pro Wells – TE – TCU TCU Horned Frogs logo.svg
  182. Ian Book – QB – Notre Dame Logo
  183. Jack Anderson – IOL – Texas Tech File:Texas Tech Athletics logo.svg - Wikipedia
  184. Ernest Jones – LB – South Carolina South Carolina Gamecocks logo.svg
  185. Gerrid Doaks – RB – Cincinnati File:Cincinnati Bearcats logo.svg - Wikipedia
  186. Jaylon Moore – OT – Western Michigan Western Michigan Broncos - Wikipedia
  187. Ambry Thomas – CB – Michigan Logo
  188. Frank Darby – WR – Arizona State Arizona State Football | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Scores, Stats and Standings
  189. Bryce Hargrove – IOL – Pitt Logo
  190. Josh Palmer – WR – Tennessee Logo
  191. KJ Britt – LB – Auburn Auburn Tigers football - Wikipedia
  192. Richard LeCounte III – S – Georgia Logo
  193. Jonathon Cooper – EDGE – Ohio State Logo
  194. Jalen Camp – WR – Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - Wikipedia
  195. Foster Sarell – OT – Stanford Stanford Cardinal logo.svg
  196. Bobby Brown III – DT – Texas A&M File:Texas A&M University logo.svg - Wikipedia
  197. Marquez Stevenson – WR – Houston Houston Cougars football - Wikipedia
  198. Jimmy Morrissey – IOL – Pitt Logo
  199. Keith Taylor Jr – CB – Washington Washington Huskies - Wikipedia
  200. Ar’Darius Washington – S – TCU TCU Horned Frogs logo.svg

2022 Senior Bowl Quarterbacks Preview

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It’s never too early, to look ahead to next year’s Senior Bowl. Before you know, it will be here. Time just flies by. I didn’t include true Juniors on this list such as, Sam Howell, and Kedon Slovis, because chances are, they won’t graduate by December. Make sense right? I did include RS Juniors however, because their is a greater chance of them being graduated. I previewed the 7 Quarterbacks, who I believe will be in Mobile next year. I hope you enjoy!

J.T. Daniels – Georgia

I’m a big J.T. Daniels fan. Daniels was a former 5 star recruit, and was the 3rd best Quarterback in his class, only behind Trevor Lawrence, and Justin Fields. That’s saying something. What’s really interesting to know is that he graduated High School early, and he reclassified into the 2018 Class. He was ranked as the #1 player in the 2019 class, before reclassifying. Daniels never had to wait to hear his name called, as he started right away as a true Freshman. He started 11 of 12 games (missing 1 due to injury), finishing the season with 2,672 Passing Yards, 14 Touchdowns, and 10 Interceptions. In the first game of the 2019 season, Daniels tore his ACL, and missed the rest of the season. With Kedon Slovis playing well in his absence, Daniels decided to transfer to Georgia. He had to wait until his name was called. This past season he started 4 games, and the Bulldogs won them all. I really believe, Daniels is going to take off this year, and will lead the Dogs deep into the playoffs. I don’t think he will have the year Burrow did 2 years ago, but he will have a good one, and I see him being one of the first Quarterbacks off the board next April.

Desmond Ridder – Cincinnati

I think Ridder made the right decision to return to School, instead of entering this year’s Draft. He most likely would have been a middle-round pick this year, and with a strong 2021 Season, he very well might be in consideration to be a 1st Round pick. Ridder wasn’t sought after much on the recruiting trail, but he has made himself known, to the College Football world. This past season, he threw for 2,296 Passing Yards, 19 Touchdowns, while throwing 6 Interceptions. I see his numbers increasing next season, but not immensely. Mobile, can really improve Ridder’s Draft stock.

Brock Purdy – Iowa State

In my way-to-early Mock Draft last July, I had Purdy going in the 2nd Round to the Steelers. I think he made the right decision to return to Iowa State for another season. He needs it. Purdy no doubt has tools, he just needs to put it all together. He might end up being the biggest wild card in next year’s Draft. He had an up and down 2020 season, throwing for 2,750 Passing Yards, 19 Touchdowns, while throwing 9 Interceptions. I believe his stats will trend upwards, which will improve his Draft stock. Keep an eye on Purdy, as we progress.

Tanner Morgan – Minnesota

Morgan is an interesting one. Before last season, I thought he would have entered this year’s Draft, after throwing for 30 Touchdowns in 2019. He had a down 2020 season, which most likely led, to him returning to Minnesota. He threw for 1,374 Passing Yards, 7 Touchdowns, while throwing 5 Interceptions. I see his stats increasing from last season, but I don’t think he will have as good of a year, as he did in 2019. He’s a fringe starter as of now, and I see him being a middle round pick next year. He might be the Quarterback with the most to prove, next year in Mobile

Chase Brice – Appalachian State

Not many people talk about the role Chase Brice played in Clemson’s undefeated season in 2018. After Lawrence exited the Syracuse game, Brice came in. He threw for 83 yards while helping engineer a game-winning drive to overcome a double-digit fourth quarter deficit in the win. Maybe with that loss, Clemson doesn’t get into the College Football Playoff. You just never know. After 3 seasons at Clemson, Brice left for greener pastures in Durham. Brice had a challenging year, throwing for 2,170 Yards, 10 Touchdowns, and 15 Interceptions. He has now landed at Appalachian State, and has 2 years of eligibility remaining. I don’t think he will use his extra year, because he would 25, in his rookie season. It’s time for Brice to show everyone, he wasn’t just Trevor Lawrence’s backup.

Dorian Thompson-Robinson – UCLA

Thompson-Robinson is under most people’s radars. It won’t be long enough, until he’s on more radars. He was ranked as the 4th best Quarterback in the 2018 class, behind Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, and J.T. Daniels. As a Sophomore in 2019, he started 11 games, finishing the season with, 2,701 Passing Yards, 21 Touchdowns, while throwing 12 Interceptions This past season as a Junior, Thompson-Robinson started 5 games, and finished his Junior campaign with 1,120 Passing Yards, 12 Touchdowns, and threw 4 Interceptions. I see him having a productive year, and being one of the biggest names to watch next year in Mobile.

Sean Clifford – Penn State

After redshirtting as a true Freshman, and sitting behind Trace McSorley, Clifford was named the starting Quarterback as a Redshirt Sophomore in 2019. He started 12 of 13 games, and led the Nittany Lions to a Cotton Bowl victory. He finished the season with, 2,654 Yards Passing, 23 Touchdowns, while throwing 7 picks. Many thought Clifford would take the next step, but he didn’t. This past season he played in all 9 games starting 8 of them, finishing the season with, 1,883 Passing Yards, 16 Touchdowns, and 9 Interceptions. He has a chance to turn his nonbelievers into believers again, with a strong 2021 season. He could break the notion that Penn State doesn’t produce successful NFL Quarterbacks.

Riley’s 2021 Mock Draft 3.0 – 7 Rounds

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The NFL Draft is just over two weeks away and the rumors are swirling. Will we see four Quarterbacks taken with the first four picks? It is more than possible. It will be interesting to see which players fall due to them sitting out a year. Anyways, here is my take on a full 2021 NFL Draft.

*Indicates compensatory pick


Round 1

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars

Selection: Trevor Lawrence – QB – Clemson

This pick is a no-brainer. You know it, I know it, every football fan in the world knows it. Trevor Lawrence is one of the best Quarterback prospects to ever come out and he will be the man who turns around the Jaguars franchise.


2. New York Jets

Selection: Zach Wilson – QB – BYU

The Jets GM Joe Douglas was open about the fact that the Jets have zeroed in on a QB. Although he hasn’t publicly said it was Zach Wilson, all signs are pointing that way. The Jets get to start over with Sam Darnold being shipped to Carolina. With a new Head Coach and new Quarterback, New York looks to be getting on the right track with this pick.


3. San Francisco 49ers (via Houston) San Francisco 49ers logo

Selection: Mac Jones – QB – Alabama

The buzz around the league is that San Fran loves Mac Jones, and deservedly so. Most experts have Mac Jones listed as the 5th best QB in the class and the only reason for that is because he isn’t flashy. Arm talent wise, Mac is a gifted and an incredibly accurate passer. He is sneaky athletic and will thrive in Kyle Shanahan’s offence.


4. Atlanta Falcons

Selection: Justin Fields – QB – Ohio State

Atlanta has been rumored to potentially move out of this spot. They are in a luxurious spot and although they might not need a Quarterback right now, it is never a bad decision to allow a young QB to sit and learn from a former league MVP. I think Fields will benefit from not seeing the field in his first NFL season.


5. Cincinnati Bengals

Selection: Penei Sewell – OT – Oregon

Ja’Marr Chase would be the sexy pick for the Bengals, as they would be reuniting Burrow with his former college teammate. However, the smart pick is to go offensive line. Sewell will protect Burrow’s blindside for the next decade.


6. Miami Dolphins (via Philadelphia)

Selection: Ja’Marr Chase – WR – LSU

After opting out of the 2020 season, Chase remains as the best receiver of this years class. There really isn’t anything negative you can say about his playing ability after watching tape. He might only be 6-foot but he plays bigger than his height. Tua and Chase will be lighting up the endzone game after game.


*Trade*

7. Washington Football Team (via Detroit) Washington Football Team logo 

Selection: Trey Lance – QB – North Dakota State

Yes my first trade of the first round. I think Washington becomes aggressive and gives up their 1st round pick this year, their 2021 & 2022 first round picks, as well as their 2022 3rd round pick. Washington had a great Free Agency adding Curtis Samuel and bringing in veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick. Even with the addition of Fitzpatrick, Washington still needs to address their long-term solution for Quarterback. Lance has great size and will be able to learn from Fitzpatrick who has seen it all in this league.


8. Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers logo

Selection: Kyle Pitts – TE – Florida

Carolina was able to grab Sam Darnold without giving up too much. With the top Quarterbacks off the board, the Panthers are able to take the best player available with Pitts falling right into their laps. An offence of CMC, Robby Anderson, DJ Moore, and now Kyle Pitts would be dangerous.


9. Denver Broncos Denver Broncos logo

Selection: Micah Parsons – LB – Penn State

Denver has quietly built one of the best rosters in football. They have flown under the radar and brought in several key pieces and developed their own. Micah Parsons will be able to captain Vic Fangio’s defense cementing it as one of the top units in the league. If Denver can figure out their Quarterback situation, rather that be Drew Lock or someone else, they will be a dark horse team in the AFC.


10. Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys logo

Selection: Patrick Surtain II – CB – Alabama

Dallas needs to address their defense, they were atrocious last season. It won’t matter how many points Dak and the gang put up if their defense can’t stop anyone. Surtain II is the best corner in this class and pairing him with his former teammate Trevon Diggs will accelerate his development.


11. New York Giants See the source image

Selection: Rashawn Slater – OT – Northwestern

The Giants went out and got a true no. 1 receiver in Free Agency with Kenny Golladay, now with an underrated defense they look to address the offensive line. Rashawn Slater can step in and start day one. Protecting Daniel Jones will go along way in helping him make a third year leap.


12. Philadelphia Eagles (via San Francisco)

Selection: Jaylen Waddle – WR – Alabama

After trading back and accumulating picks, the Eagles can put some weapons around Jalen Hurts. The selection of Jaylen Waddle will give their offense a dynamic playmaker. Waddle has been compared to Tyreek Hill and if that’s true, he will be a Pro Bowler each year.


13. Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers logo

Selection: Alijah Vera-Tucker – IOL – USC

I have been saying it all off-season, the Chargers need to address the offensive line. I have Vera-Tucker listed as an Interior Offensive Line as he is best fitted to play the Guard position. However, he proved he is capable of playing Tackle last season. Herbert needs protection and plugging Vera-Tucker into their line will go a long way.


14. Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings logo

Selection: Gregory Rousseau – DE – Miami

Rousseau remains as my top edge rusher. The Vikings are looking to be a dangerous team in 2021. A re-built Secondary, a healthy Linebacker core, and beefed up Defensive Line will make things easier for their under appreciated Offense. Danielle Hunter and Gregory Rousseau will be a terrorizing sight for Quarterbacks.


*Trade*

15. Detroit Lions (via New England)  

Selection: DeVonta Smith – WR – Alabama

After trading back to 19 with Washington, I think Detroit makes a move to get back into the top 15 picks and select a game changer at the Receiver position. Newly acquired Quarterback Jared Goff needs weapons and they get their guy here. I would like to see Smith put on a few pounds but even at his current size I think he will have success in the NFL.


16. Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals logo

Selection: Caleb Farley – CB – Virginia Tech

Long-time Arizona Cardinal Corner Patrick Peterson is gone. His replacement is no other than Caleb Farley out of Virginia Tech. With the return of Chandler Jones and the addition of JJ Watt, the secondary is the biggest hole on the Cardinals roster. No more excuses for Kliff Kingsbury, now is the time to make a run in the playoffs.


17. Las Vegas Raiders Las Vegas Raiders logo

Selection: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah – LB – Notre Dame

The Raiders are lacking a playmaker on the defensive side of the ball. JOK is a modern style linebacker who can do it all. He can rush the passer, make tackles in the open field, and cover the slot. He will makes plays in the backfield and from sideline to sideline. The Raiders are getting a baller with this pick.


18. Miami Dolphins

Selection: Jaelan Phillips – DE – Miami

After taking a Ja’Marr Chase earlier, the Dolphins address the pass rush with this pick. Staying local with the Defensive End out of Miami, Phillips had a monster year in 2020. Proving that he is one of the best pass rushers in this years Draft.


*Trade*

19. New England Patriots (via Washington)New England Patriots logo  

Selection: Kwity Paye – DE – Michigan

It has been a busy first round for New England. History has shown us that they are more than willing to trade back to accumulate draft picks. With the top Quarterbacks gone off the board, moving back four picks is reasonable. Kwity Paye falls into their laps and the Pats defense returns to form.


20. Chicago Bears Chicago Bears logo

Selection: Christian Darrisaw – OT – Virginia Tech

As hard as it may be to believe, Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace must have a plan in place. Chicago may be a team that moves up for a Quarterback as we all know, Andy Dalton is not the solution. However, in the mean time the Offensive Line needs to be better. Christian Darrisaw is one of the top Tackles in this years class and is a top prospect for the Bears to target.


21. Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts logo

Selection: Samuel Cosmi – OT – Texas

The loss of Anthony Castonzo will play a huge factor into Indy’s draft plans. After trading for Carson Wentz, I don’t think they wanted to give up a first-round pick for him this year because of the talented Tackles. Keeping Wentz up right will go a long way to him returning to form. Cosmi is an absolute monster standing at 6-foot-7 and has a ton of experience playing both Left and Right Tackle. He is a day-one capable starter and will plug into one of the best offensive lines in the league.


22. Tennessee Titans

Selection: Azeez Ojulari – OLB – Georgia

The Titans pass-rush was lackluster last season to say the least. Even with the addition of Bud Dupree, EDGE Rusher should still be a priority. The Clowney experiment didn’t pay off and Dupree is coming off of a torn ACL. The Titans need to get a young guy who can get after the Quarterback and wreck havoc in the backfield.


23. New York Jets (via Seattle)

Selection: Rashod Bateman – WR – Minnesota

I am extremely high on Bateman, despite him not playing in 2020. He might be the best route-runner in the class and has reliable hands. They took Zach Wilson with the second overall pick and now they’re surrounding him with the pieces to succeed.


24. Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers logo

Selection: Najee Harris – RB – Alabama

It is no secret that Head Coach Mike Tomlin and GM Kevin Colbert love Najee Harris. There was a glaring hole at the Runningback position last season on the Steelers offence. A lot of people are putting the blame on Ben Roethlisberger, but when you are forced to throw the ball forty-five times a game, you won’t win many games. The Steelers finished dead last in rushing last season and were incredibly hard to watch down the stretch. Harris will come in as the featured back as the Steelers get back to their old ground-and-pound ways.


25. Jacksonville Jaguars (via Los Angeles Rams)

Selection: Christian Barmore – DL – Alabama

The Jaguars addressed the Defensive Line in Free Agency, but I don’t think that will stop them from doing that again early in the Draft. Malcolm Brown may be a Jaguar now but Tyson Alualu decided against returning to his former team. Insert Christian Barmore. Barmore is a run stuffing stud that can help beef up the middle of the Jags Defensive Line


26. Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns helmet

Selection: Jaycee Horn – CB – South Carolina

This may be the biggest steal of the draft. I think it is a real possibility that teams trade up for Horn as he has the makings of a shutdown corner. Horn will be a Pro Bowl caliber Cornerback in the Browns secondary for years to come.


27. Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens logo

Selection: Joseph Ossai – OLB – Texas

Joseph Ossai screams Baltimore Ravens to me. They lost both Matt Judon and Yannick Ngakoue in Free Agency, leaving a void at the pass rusher position. Ossai is quick off the edge and will provide some much needed youth on their defensive line.


28. New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints logo

Selection: Zaven Collins – LB – Tulsa

The Saints may have had the biggest roster turnover amongst NFL teams this off-season. Kwon Alexander was released and Demario Davis isn’t getting any younger, which makes Linebacker a top priority for the Saints. Zaven Collins is a grown man and can cover sideline to sideline.


29. Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers logo

Selection: Kadarius Toney – WR – Florida

As I’ve said before, the Packers drastically need to give Aaron Rodgers some weapons. A true number two option beside Devante Adams may be exactly what the Packers need to get over the hump. Toney may be the shiftiest players in this years Draft. He may drop a pass here and there but getting the ball into his hands will only make good things happen.


30. Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills logo

Selection: Travis Etienne – RB – Clemson

The Buffalo Bills may have been the biggest surprise of the 2020 NFL season. Everyone had high expectations but who would have thought they would make it to the AFC Championship? As good as they were, they struggled running the ball and Devin Singletary only reached the endzone twice. As good as Josh Allen is as a runner, I don’t want to see him take unnecessary hits. Travis Etienne is a home run hitter who can do it all.


31. Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs logo

Selection: Teven Jenkins – OT – Oklahoma State

After watching the Super Bowl, this shouldn’t be a big surprise to anyone. As good as Patrick Mahomes is, he can’t do very much if he has no pass protection. Obviously their Offensive Line was banged up in Tampa but it was evident that they could not block anyone. Joe Thuney, Kyle Long, and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif will beef up the interior Offensive Line but Tackle remains an issue. The Chiefs are also rumored to be in on Ravens Left Tackle Orlando Brown. If the Chiefs are able to pull that trade off and land Jenkins, their Offensive Line will become one of the best units in the league.


32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo

Selection: Levi Onwuzurike – DL – Washington

The Bucs are doing something that has never been done before, the defending champs returning 22-of-22 starters from the Super Bowl. They can go in any direction, but adding Onwuzurike to the mix will allow them to have a fantastic rotation on the Defensive Line.


Round 2

33. Jacksonville Jaguars

Selection: Trevon Moehrig – S – TCU


34. New York Jets

Selection: Joe Tryon – DE – Washington


35. Atlanta Falcons

Selection: Jayson Oweh – DE – Penn State


36. Miami Dolphins (via Houston)

Selection: Javonte Williams – RB – North Carolina


37. Philadelphia Eagles

Selection: Asante Samuel Jr – CB – Florida State


38. Cincinnati Bengals

Selection: Pat Freiermuth – TE – Penn State


39. Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers logo

Selection: Jalen Mayfield – OT – Michigan


40. Denver Broncos Denver Broncos logo

Selection: Ronnie Perkins – OLB – Oklahoma


41. Detroit Lions

Selection: Nick Bolton – LB – Missouri


42. New York Giants See the source image

Selection: Carlos Basham Jr – DE – Wake Forest


43. San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers logo

Selection: Greg Newsome II – CB – Northwestern


44. Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys logo

Selection: Wyatt Davis – IOL – Ohio State


45. Jacksonville Jaguars (via Minnesota)

Selection: Terrace Marshall Jr – WR – LSU


46. New England Patriots New England Patriots logo

Selection: Rondale Moore – WR – Purdue


47. Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers logo

Selection: Daviyon Nixon – DL – Iowa


48. Las Vegas Raiders Las Vegas Raiders logo

Selection: Alex Leatherwood – OT – Alabama


49. Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals logo

Selection: Patrick Jones – OLB – Pitt


50. Miami Dolphins

Selection: Landon Dickerson – IOL – Alabama


51. Washington Football Team Washington Football Team logo

Selection: Richie Grant – S – UCF


52. Chicago Bears Chicago Bears logo

Selection: Quincy Roche – OLB – Miami


53. Tennessee Titans

Selection: Dillon Radunz – OT – North Dakota State


54. Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts logo

Selection: Jay Tufele – DL – USC


55. Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers logo

Selection: Creed Humphrey – IOL – Oklahoma


56. Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks logo

Selection: Trey Smith – IOL – Tennessee


57. Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams logo

Selection: Jamin Davis – LB – Kentucky


58. Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens logo

Selection: Liam Eichenberg – OT – Notre Dame


59. Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns helmet

Selection: Monty Rice – LB – Georgia


60. New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints logo

Selection: Dayo Odeyingbo – DE – Vanderbilt


61. Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills logo

Selection: Baron Browning – LB – Ohio State


62. Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers logo

Selection: Jabril Cox – LB – LSU


63. Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs logo

Selection: Hamilcar Rashed Jr – DE – Oregon State


64. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo

Selection: Tylan Wallace – WR – Oklahoma State


Round 3

65. Jacksonville Jaguars

Selection: Brevin Jordan – TE – Miami


66. New York Jets

Selection: Dylan Moses – LB – Alabama


67. Houston Texans Houston Texans logo

Selection: Chatarius Tutu Atwell – WR – Louisville


68. Atlanta Falcons

Selection: Michael Carter – RB – North Carolina


69. Cincinnati Bengals

Selection: Osa Odighizuwa – DL – UCLA


70. Philadelphia Eagles

Selection: Jevon Holland – S – Oregon


71. Denver Broncos Denver Broncos logo

Selection: Deonte Brown – IOL – Alabama


72. Detroit Lions

Selection: Kyle Trask – QB – Florida


73. Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers logo

Selection: Hamsah Nasirildeen – S – Florida State


74. Washington Football Team (via San Francisco) Washington Football Team logo

Selection: Chazz Surratt – LB – North Carolina


75. Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys logo

Selection: Tyler Shelvin – DL – LSU


76. New York Giants See the source image

Selection: Chris Rumph II – LB – Duke


77. Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers logo

Selection: Kelvin Joseph – CB – Kentucky


78. Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings logo

Selection: Jackson Carman – OT – Clemson


79. Las Vegas Raiders (via Arizona) Las Vegas Raiders logo

Selection: Eric Stokes – CB – Georgia


80. Las Vegas Raiders Las Vegas Raiders logo

Selection: D’Wayne Eskridge – WR – Western Michigan


81. Miami Dolphins

Selection: Cameron McGrone – LB – Michigan


82. Washington Football Team Washington Football Team logo

Selection: Elijah Moore – WR – Ole Miss


83. Chicago Bears Chicago Bears logo

Selection: Caden Sterns – S – Texas


84. Philadelphia Eagles (via Indianapolis)

Selection: Darius Stills – DL – West Virginia


85. Tennessee Titans

Selection: Aaron Robinson – CB – UCF


86. New York Jets (via Seattle)

Selection: Ifeatu Melifonwu – CB – Syracuse


87. Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers logo

Selection: Marvin Wilson – DL – Florida State


88. Detroit Lions

Selection: Aaron Banks – IOL – Notre Dame


89. Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns helmet

Selection: Shaka Toney – DE – Penn State


90. Minnesota Vikings (via Baltimore) Minnesota Vikings logo

Selection: Amon-Ra St. Brown – WR – USC


91. Cleveland Browns (via New Orleans) Cleveland Browns helmet

Selection: Jaylen Twyman – DL – Pitt


92. Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers logo

Selection: Andre Cisco – S – Syracuse


93. Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills logo

Selection: Tyson Campbell – CB – Georgia


94. Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs logo

Selection: Elijah Molden – CB – Washington


95. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo

Selection: Kenneth Gainwell – RB – Memphis


*96. New England Patriots New England Patriots logo

Selection: Davis Mills – QB – Stanford


*97. Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers logo

Selection: Tommy Tremble – TE – Notre Dame


*98. New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints logo

Selection: Dyami Brown – WR – North Carolina


*99. Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys logo

Selection: Quinn Meinerz – IOL – Wisconsin-Whitewater


*100. Tennessee Titans

Selection: Amari Rodgers – WR – Clemson


*101. Detroit Lions (via Los Angeles Rams)

Selection: Shaun Wade – CB – Ohio State


*102. San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers logo

Selection: Walker Little – OT – Stanford


*103. Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams logo

Selection: Tommy Togiai – DL – Ohio State


*104. Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens logo

Selection: Pete Werner – LB – Ohio State


*105. New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints logo

Selection: James Hudson – OT – Cincinnati


Round 4

106. Jacksonville Jaguars

Selection: Paulson Adebo – CB – Stanford


107. New York Jets

Selection: Josh Myers – IOL – Ohio State


108. Atlanta Falcons

Selection: Paris Ford – S – Pitt


109. Houston Texans Houston Texans logo

Selection: Spencer Brown – OT – Northern Iowa


110. Cleveland Browns (via Philadelphia) Cleveland Browns helmet

Selection: Sage Surratt – WR – Wake Forest


111. Cincinnati Bengals

Selection: Charles Snowden – LB – Virginia


112. Detroit Lions

Selection: Adetokunbo Ogundeji – DE – Notre Dame


113. Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers logo

Selection: Dazz Newsome – WR – North Carolina


114. Denver Broncos Denver Broncos logo

Selection: Trill Williams – CB – Syracuse


115. Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys logo

Selection: Talanoa Hufanga – S – USC


116. New York Giants See the source image

Selection: Seth Williams – WR – Auburn


117. San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers logo

Selection: Alim McNeil – DL – NC State


118. Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers logo

Selection: Ellerson Smith – DE – Northern Iowa


119. Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings logo

Selection: Marlon Tuipulotu – DL – USC


120. New England Patriots New England Patriots logo

Selection: Drake Jackson – IOL – Kentucky


121. Las Vegas Raiders Las Vegas Raiders logo

Selection: Payton Turner – DE – Houston


122. New England Patriots (via Arizona) New England Patriots logo

Selection: Milton Williams – DL – LA Tech


123. Philadelphia Eagles (via Miami)

Selection: Jamie Newman – QB – Georgia


124. Washington Football Team Washington Football Team logo

Selection: Brady Christensen – OT – BYU


125. Minnesota Vikings (via Chicago) Minnesota Vikings logo

Selection: Rhamondre Stevenson – RB – Oklahoma


126. Tennessee Titans

Selection: Trey Sermon – RB – Ohio State


127. Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts logo

Selection: Hunter Long – TE – Boston College


128. Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers logo

Selection: Daelin Hayes – OLB – Notre Dame


129. Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks logo

Selection: Israel Mukuamu – CB – South Carolina


130. Jacksonville Jaguars (via Los Angeles Rams)

Selection: Chuba Hubbard – RB – Oklahoma State


131. Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens logo

Selection: Tamorrion Terry – WR – Florida State


132. Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns helmet

Selection: James Wiggins – S – Cincinnati


133. New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints logo

Selection: Kary Vincent – CB – LSU


134. Minnesota Vikings (via Buffalo) Minnesota Vikings logo

Selection: Jordan Smith – DE – UAB


135. Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers logo

Selection: Ben Cleveland – IOL – Georgia


136. Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs logo

Selection: Kenny Yeboah – TE – Ole Miss


137. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo

Selection: DJ Daniel – CB – Georgia


*138. Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys logo

Selection: Nick Eubanks – TE – Michigan


*139. New England Patriots New England Patriots logo

Selection: Marlon Williams – WR – UCF


*140. Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers logo

Selection: Anthony Schwartz – WR – Auburn


*141. Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams logo

Selection: Nico Collins – WR – Michigan


*142. Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers logo

Selection: Tre McKitty – TE – Florida State


*143. Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings logo

Selection: David Moore – IOL – Grambling State


*144. Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs logo

Selection: Kylin Hill – RB – Mississippi State


Round 5

145. Jacksonville Jaguars

Selection: Patrick Johnson – DE – Tulane


146. New York Jets

Selection: Joshua Bledsoe – S – Missouri


147. Houston Texans Houston Texans logo

Selection: Kellen Mond – QB – Texas A&M


148. Atlanta Falcons

Selection: Benjamin St-Juste – CB – Minnesota


149. Cincinnati Bengals

Selection: Sam Ehlinger – QB – Texas


150. Philadelphia Eagles

Selection: Robert Hainsey – OT – Notre Dame


151. Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers logo

Selection: Tony Fields II – LB – West Virginia


152. Denver Broncos Denver Broncos logo

Selection: Jermar Jefferson – RB – Oregon State


153. Detroit Lions

Selection: Quintin Morris – TE – Bowling Green


154. New York Jets (via New York Giants)

Selection: Jaelon Darden – WR – North Texas


155. San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers logo

Selection: Garret Wallow – LB – TCU


156. Miami Dolphins (via Dallas Cowboys)

Selection: Thomas Graham – CB – Oregon


157. Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings logo

Selection: Paddy Fisher – LB – Northwestern


158. Houston Texans (via New England) Houston Texans logo

Selection: Cameron Sample – DL – Tulane


159. Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers logo

Selection: Dez Fitzpatrick – WR – Louisville


160. Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals logo

Selection: Josh Ball – OT – Marshall


161. Buffalo Bills (via Las Vegas) Buffalo Bills logo

Selection: Tommy Kraemer – IOL – Notre Dame


162. Las Vegas (via Miami) Las Vegas Raiders logo

Selection: Jaret Patterson – RB – Buffalo


163. Washington Football Team Washington Football Team logo

Selection: Rashad Weaver – DE – Pitt


164. Chicago Bears Chicago Bears logo

Selection: Shane Buechele – QB – SMU


165. Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts logo

Selection: Demetric Felton – RB/WR – UCLA


166. Tennessee Titans

Selection: Khyiris Tonga – DL – BYU


167. Las Vegas Raiders (via Seattle) Las Vegas Raiders logo

Selection: Darrick Forrest – S – Cincinnati


168. Minnesota Vikings (via Pittsburgh) Minnesota Vikings logo

Selection: Miller Forristall – TE – Alabama


169. Cleveland Browns (via Los Angeles Rams) Cleveland Browns helmet

Selection: Sadarius Hutcherson – IOL – South Carolina


170. Jacksonville Jaguars (via Cleveland)

Selection: Kendrick Green – IOL – Illinois 


171. Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings logo

Selection: Camryn Bynum – CB – California


172. San Francisco 49ers (via New Orleans) San Francisco 49ers logo

Selection: Shi Smith – WR – South Carolina


173. Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers logo

Selection: Khalil Herbert – RB – Virginia Tech


174. Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills logo

Selection: Ihmir Smith-Marsette – WR – Iowa


175. Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs logo

Selection: Dan Moore – OT – Texas A&M


176. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo

Selection: Derrick Barnes – OLB – Purdue


*177. New England Patriots New England Patriots logo

Selection: Chris Evans – RB – Michigan


*178. Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers logo

Selection: Janarius Robinson – DE – Florida State


*179. Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys logo

Selection: Shakur Brown – CB – Michigan State


*180. San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers logo

Selection: Tariq Thompson – S – San Diego State


*181. Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs logo

Selection: Justin Hilliard – LB – Ohio State


*182. Atlanta Falcons

Selection: Damonte Coxie – WR – Memphis


*183. Atlanta Falcons

Selection: Trey Hill – IOL – Georgia


*184. Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens logo

Selection: Richard LeCounte – S – Georgia


Round 6

185. Los Angeles Chargers (via Jacksonville) Los Angeles Chargers logo

Selection: Ernest Jones – LB – South Carolina


186. New York Jets

Selection: Pooka Williams – RB – Kansas


187. Atlanta Falcons

Selection: Tedarrell Slaton – DL – Florida


188. New England Patriots (via Houston) New England Patriots logo

Selection: Pro Wells – TE – TCU


189. Philadelphia Eagles

Selection: Gerrid Doaks – RB – Cincinnati


190. Cincinnati Bengals

Selection: Cornell Powell – WR – Clemson


191. Denver Broncos Denver Broncos logo

Selection: Ian Book – QB – Notre Dame


192. Dallas Cowboys (via Detroit) Dallas Cowboys logo

Selection: Rakeem Boyd – RB – Arkansas


193. Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers logo

Selection: Bobby Brown – DL – Texas A&M


194. San Francisco San Francisco 49ers logo

Selection: Victor Dimukeje – DE – Duke


195. Houston Texans (via Dallas) Houston Texans logo

Selection: Jack Anderson – IOL – Texas Tech


196. New York Giants See the source image

Selection: Ambry Thomas – CB – Michigan


197. New England Patriots New England Patriots logo

Selection: Tyree Gillespie – S – Missouri


198. Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers logo

Selection: Javian Hawkins – RB – Louisville


199. Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings logo

Selection: Ar’Darius Washington – S – TCU


200. Las Vegas Raiders Las Vegas Raiders logo

Selection: Ta’Quon Graham – DL – Texas


201. New York Giants (via Arizona) See the source image

Selection: Bryce Hargrove – IOL – Pitt


202. Cincinnati Bengals (via Miami)

Selection: Stone Forsythe – OT – Florida


203. Houston Texans (via Washington) Houston Texans logo

Selection: Marco Wilson – CB – Florida


204. Chicago Bears Chicago Bears logo

Selection: Frank Darby – WR – Arizona State


205. Tennessee Titans

Selection: John Bates – TE – Boise State


206. Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts logo

Selection: Jonathon Cooper – DE – Ohio State


207. Kansas City Chiefs (via Pittsburgh) Kansas City Chiefs logo

Selection: Josh Palmer – WR – Tennessee


208. Chicago Bears (via Seattle) Chicago Bears logo

Selection: Jaylon Moore – OT – Western Michigan


209. Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams logo

Selection: Reed Blankenship – S – Middle Tennessee State


210. Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens logo

Selection: Tony Poljan – TE – UVA


211. Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns helmet

Selection: Feleipe Franks – QB – Arkansas


212. Houston Texans (via New Orleans) Houston Texans logo

Selection: Chauncey Golston – DE – Iowa


213. Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills logo

Selection: Divine Deablo – S – Virginia Tech


214. Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers logo

Selection: Keith Taylor – CB – Washington


215. Tennessee Titans (via Kansas City)

Selection: K.J Britt – LB – Auburn


216. Pittsburgh Steelers (via Tampa Bay) Pittsburgh Steelers logo

Selection: Jimmy Morrissey – IOL – Pitt


*217. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo

Selection: Foster Sarell – OT – Stanford


*218. New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints logo

Selection: Caleb Huntley – RB – Ball State


*219. Atlanta Falcons

Selection: Shaun Beyer – TE – Iowa


*220. Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers logo

Selection: Malik Herring – DE – Georgia


*221. Chicago Bears Chicago Bears logo

Selection: Grant Stuard – LB – Houston


*222. Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers logo

Selection: Drew Dalman – IOL – Stanford


*223. Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings logo

Selection: Riley Patterson – K – Memphis


*224. Philadelphia Eagles

Selection: Cary Angeline – TE – NC State


*225. Philadelphia Eagles

Selection: Tuf Borland – LB – Ohio State


*226. New York Jets (via Carolina)

Selection: Jordan Scott – DL – Oregon


*227. Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys logo

Selection: Jalen Camp – WR – Georgia Tech


*228. Chicago Bears Chicago Bears logo

Selection: Marquez Stevenson – WR – Houston


Round 7

229. New Orleans Saints (via Jacksonville) New Orleans Saints logo

Selection: Brady Breeze – S – Oregon


230. San Francisco 49ers (via New York Jets) San Francisco 49ers logo

Selection: Kylen Granson – TE – SMU


231. Miami Dolphins (via Houston)

Selection: Tommy Doyle – OT – Miami OH


232. Tennessee Titans (via Atlanta)

Selection: KJ Costello – QB – Mississippi State


233. Houston Texans (via Cincinnati) Houston Texans logo

Selection: Noah Gray – TE – Duke


234. Philadelphia Eagles

Selection: Royce Newman – IOL – Ole Miss


235. Cincinnati Bengals (via Detroit)

Selection: Elijah Mitchell – RB – Louisiana-Lafayette


236. Buffalo Bills (via Carolina) Buffalo Bills logo

Selection: Joshua Kaindoh – DE – Florida State


237. Denver Broncos Denver Broncos logo

Selection: Carlo Kemp – DL – Michigan


238. Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys logo

Selection: Tarron Jackson – DE – Coastal Carolina


239. Denver Broncos (via New York Giants) Denver Broncos logo

Selection: Aashari Crosswell – S – Arizona State


240. Philadelphia Eagles (via San Francisco)

Selection: William Bradley-King – OLB – Baylor


241. Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers logo

Selection: Kayode Awosika – OT – Buffalo


242. New England Patriots New England Patriots logo

Selection: Olaijah Griffin – CB – USC


243. Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals logo

Selection: Dylan Soehner – TE – Iowa State


244. Washington Football Team (via Las Vegas) Washington Football Team logo

Selection: Rodarius Williams – CB – Oklahoma State


245. Pittsburgh Steelers (via Miami) Pittsburgh Steelers logo

Selection: Luke Farrell – TE – Ohio State


246. Washington Football Team Washington Football Team logo

Selection: CJ Verdell – RB – Oregon


247. Arizona Cardinals (via Chicago) Arizona Cardinals logo

Selection: Riley Cole – LB – South Alabama


248. Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts logo

Selection: Tre Norwood – CB – Oklahoma


249. Jacksonville Jaguars (via Tennessee)

Selection: Michael Menet – IOL – Penn State


250. Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks logo

Selection: Buddy Johnson – LB – Texas A&M


251. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Pittsburgh) Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo

Selection: Shawn Davis – S – Florida


252. Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams logo

Selection: Matt Bushman – TE – BYU


253. Denver Broncos (via Cleveland) Denver Broncos logo

Selection: Dax Milne – WR – BYU


254. Pittsburgh Steelers (via Baltimore) Pittsburgh Steelers logo

Selection: Trey Dean III – CB – Florida


255. New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints logo

Selection: Peyton Ramsey – QB – Northwestern


256. Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers logo

Selection: D’Ante Smith – OT – ECU


257. Cleveland Browns (via Buffalo) Cleveland Browns helmet

Selection: Nahshon Wright – CB – Oregon State


258. Miami Dolphins (via Kansas City)

Selection: Damar Hamlin – S – Pitt


259. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo

Selection: Deommodore Lenoir – CB – Oregon

Pupo’s 2021 Mock Draft 4.0

photo credit: ocregister.com

We are 23 days away, until Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft kicks off. I still remember watching last year’s Draft, and saying to myself “I gotta wait a whole year until next year’s Draft”. Turns out, it got here pretty quick. If you really think about it, the pandemic leveled the playing field for all 32 teams, which makes it even more interesting, than it already is. Their will be changes in my final Mock, which will be revealed the day before the Draft, but as of now, here is how I see the entire Draft playing out. I hope you enjoy!

*indicates compensatory selection

  1. Jacksonville = Trevor Lawrence (Jr) QB – Clemson
  • If you really thought Trevor Lawrence was going to come back, I’m not sure what you were thinking. This Jaguars team, was in the AFC Championship Game just 3 years ago. Goes to show you, how fast things change in the NFL. Lawrence checks virtually almost every box imaginable, for a Quartberback. Lawrence becomes the new face of the franchise in Jacksonville.

2. New York Jets = Zach Wilson (Jr) QB – BYU

  • I bet you don’t even know what BYU stands for. If this was me, I would take Justin Fields. But ultimately when doing Mock Drafts, you have to put your bias aside. The word around the league, is that the Jets love Wilson. The Jets hit the reset button, and select Wilson.

3. San Francisco (from Houston via Miami) = Justin Fields (Jr) QB – Ohio State

  • The 49ers said their still going to keep Jimmy Garoppolo, but the question is, will he be the starter next season? I really think that he was fine under centre, and trading up for a Quarterback wasn’t necessary. I mean, he did take them to the Super Bowl a year ago. Fields has some work to do with his processing speed, and I expect him to get better in that area. Stylistically, you can build any kind of Offense you want around Fields. Fields should be one of the best Quarterbacks in the league, for a long time.

4. Atlanta = Trey Lance (RSo) QB – North Dakota State

  • Matt Ryan will be 36 in May, and the Falcons have a perfect opportunity to land his heir apparent here. Lance would be a nice fit, in new Head Coach Arthur Smith’s Offense. He might need a year to get acclimated to the NFL, but is upside is through the roof.

5. Cincinnati = Penei Sewell (Jr) OT – Oregon

  • Ja’Marr Chase would be cool, but protecting Joe Burrow, is more important. The fact that he tore his ACL and MCL last season, makes it even more evident, that he needs to be better protected. Sewell is the best Tackle in this Draft, and might be the best to come out the last 10 years. He would help Burrow upright.

6. Miami (from Philadelphia) = DeVonta Smith (Sr) WR – Alabama

  • I really thought the Dolphins, should have let Tua sit the entire year, to let him fully recover from that devastating injury he suffered in College. Adding a human highlight reel like Smith, who of course already has a rapport with the former Alabama star, would go a long way in Tua’s development. Perfect fit.

7. Detroit = Ja’Marr Chase (Jr) WR – LSU

  • Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones, are both out the door, which means the Lions desperately need a WR. Chase didn’t have much left to prove, by going back to School for another year. Chase will be a star, once his cleats hit an NFL field.

8. Carolina = Kyle Pitts (Jr) TE – Florida

  • This could very well be Mac Jones. With the top 4 Quarterbacks off the board, the Panthers wait until 2022 to find their next franchise Quarterback. Pitts is literally a Power Forward playing Tight End, and would make an immediate impact. It’s hard to find a better looking athlete at the position.

9. Denver = Patrick Surtain II (Jr) CB – Alabama

  • You just can’t give up on Drew Lock yet. He’s shown glimpses, that he can be a starting Quarterback in this league. Vic Fangio is a Defensive Minded Coach, and that is where I see him going with this pick. The Broncos need a Corner, and Surtain is the best in this class. He would give that secondary a much-needed boost.

10. Dallas = Caleb Farley (RJr) CB – Virginia Tech

  • The Cowboys surrendered 34 Passing Touchdowns last season, a number that must shrink dramatically next season, in order for them to have success. Chidobe Awuzie is gone, and Anthony Brown is better in the Slot. Farley would step in right away, and help anchor that Secondary. Farley and Trevon Diggs, would form one of the best young CB duos in the NFL.

11. New York Giants = Gregory Rousseau (RSo) EDGE – Miami

  • I would have given the Giants Jaylen Waddle, but they just signed Kenny Golladay. Dexter Lawrence would fit better along the interior, and they can let Rousseau rush from the Edge. Rousseau is a mountain of a pass rusher, and is just scratching the surface of his potential. The sky’s the limit for him.

12. Philadelphia (from San Francisco via Miami) = Jaylen Waddle (Jr) WR – Alabama

  • I think the Eagles did good moving down, and acquiring a first round pick for next year. Jalen Reagor was a disappointment last year, but you don’t give up on him just yet. He could use somebody across from him. Waddle possesses the elite speed that so many teams covet, which will open up space underneath him for his peers.

13. Los Angeles Chargers = Rashawn Slater (Sr) OT/G – Northwestern

  • Protecting Justin Herbert, needs to be the main focus for the Chargers this offseason. When he’s protected good things happen. Slater lacks length for an NFL Tackle, but he might still be able to hold up their. If not, he can slide inside to Guard. Whether at Tackle, or Guard, he will carve out a nice career.

14. Minnesota = Kwity Paye (Sr) EDGE – Michigan

  • I wouldn’t be surprised at all, if Mac Jones is the pick here. Yannick Ngakoue is out the door, and a replacement is needed. Paye is a little raw, but the right coaching staff can unlock his true potential. Paye’s best Football might still be ahead of him.

15. New England = Micah Parsons (Jr) LB – Penn State 

  • Here’s another team, that could possibly draft Mac Jones. I’m even in shock, how the best Linebacker in this Draft, fell all the way to 15. Their are some off the field concerns with Parsons, but he’s too good to pass up. Parsons becomes the new signal caller on the Pats Defense.

16. Arizona = Jaycee Horn (Jr) CB – South Carolina

  • Even if Patrick Peterson was still their, another Corner opposite him was needed. Horn brings a nice blend of length, fluid athleticism, and confidence, that would be welcomed with open arms in Arizona.

17. Las Vegas = Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (RJr) LB – Notre Dame

  • The Raiders desperately need an off the ball Linebacker, to solidify their Defense. Owusu-Koramoah would be the new signal caller on that Defense, and would make an immediate impact. Awesome fit.

18. Miami = Najee Harris (Sr) RB – Alabama

  • Selecting Harris, would not only give the Dolphins a strong running game, it would help take pressure off of Tua, and it will give him a better chance of having success through the air. Tua, Harris, and Smith, would be lethal together, just like they were in Tuscaloosa. This is one of the best fits in the entire Draft.

19. Washington Football Team = Christian Darrisaw (Jr) OT – Virginia Tech

  • Whoever is under centre in Washington next season, they will need to be better protected. Darrisaw can be plugged in right away at LT, and would help keep his Quarterback upright.

20. Chicago = Mac Jones (RJr) QB – Alabama

  • Andy Dalton is the pressumed starter this season, but we all know he’s not the long term answer. The Bears end Jones’ slide, to be their new franchise signal caller.

21. Indianapolis = Jaelan Phillips (RJr) EDGE – Miami

  • After 2 underwhelming years at UCLA, most gave up on Jaelan Phillips. I was one of the ones that didn’t, and knew he would show everyone why he was the #1 overall recruit coming out of High School in 2017, even ahead of Chase Young. That’s saying something. Phillips should start right away, and make an immediate impact. He very well might become the best pass rusher of this Draft.

22. Tennessee = Christian Barmore (RSo) DT – Alabama

  • Jeffery Simmons is starting to come into his own, and he could use another running mate along that Defensive Line. Barmore was one of the most disruptive players in all of College Football last year, and played a key part in Alabama’s national champion Defense. Him and Simmons would cause havoc, and would create more opportunities for Bud Dupree, and Harold Landry.

23. New York Jets (from Seattle) = Rashod Bateman (Jr) WR – Minnesota

  • Denzel Mims was a bit of a disappointment last season, but you can’t give up on him yet. Another WR is needed opposite him. Bateman didn’t have a great final season at Minnesota, but he’s still one of the top WR’s in this Draft.

24. Pittsburgh = Teven Jenkins (RSr) OT – Oklahoma State

  • Alejandro Villanueva is gone, and a replacement is needed. Okorafor can be moved to the left side, and they can let Jenkins handle the right side, where he mostly played in Stillwater.

25. Jacksonville (from Los Angeles Rams) = Alijah Vera-Tucker (RJr) OT/G – USC

  • The Jaguars just selected a generational talent in Trevor Lawrence, so what happens now? You protect him! Vera-Tucker has experience at Tackle and Guard, but I see him as a Guard in the NFL, due to his arm length. He would help keep Lawrence upright.

26. Cleveland = Azeez Ojulari (RSo) EDGE – Georgia

  • This Browns team is just a few pieces away, from reaching the Super Bowl. Myles Garrett has needs a running mate, across from him. He gets it here, with the selection of Ojulari.

27. Baltimore = Terrace Marshall Jr. (Jr) WR – LSU

  • Overall, Marquise Brown hasn’t lived up to his first round billing. You don’t give up on him yet, but the Ravens could use another WR opposite him. Marshall was leading the nation in Touchdown receptions 2 years ago before he got hurt, and hasn’t been getting much love from the Draft world. Marshall would make this Ravens Offense, even more lethal than it already is.

28. New Orleans = Zaven Collins (RJr) LB – Tulsa

  • Demario Davis is aging, and more help is needed on the 2nd level of the Saints Defense. Collins the reigning Bednarik and Nagurski Award winner, as the best Defensive Player in the Country, would give that Saints Linebacker core a much-needed boost.

29. Green Bay = Jayson Oweh (RSo) EDGE – Penn State

  • Many think the Packers should draft a WR here, but they haven’t drafted a WR in the 1st Round since Javon Walker in 2002, and I see that trend continuing. The Packers can use another guy off the edge. Oweh disappointed production wise last season, as he failed to record a sack, but their is untapped potential that has yet to be unlocked. It will take the right coaching staff to unlock Oweh’s potential.

30. Buffalo = Travis Etienne (Sr) RB – Clemson

  • This Bills team shocked the world, and made it all the way to the AFC Championship Game. Their Offense is lacking a true 3 down back. Etienne would give the Bills a stable run game, and would help take presure off of Josh Allen, allowing him to have more success through the air.

31. Kansas City = Samuel Cosmi (RJr) OT – Texas

  • Eric Fisher, and Mitchell Schwartz are both out the door, and help is needed. Cosmi can step in and start right away on the left side, protecting Patrick Mahomes’ blind side.

32. Tampa Bay = Joseph Ossai (Jr) EDGE – Texas

  • The Super Bowl champs, don’t have many needs. I wouldn’t be surprised if they trade out of this spot, to garner extra picks. Ndamukong Suh only signed a 1 year contract, and William Gholston can be upgraded. Ossai is a little raw, but the traits are their for him to be a productive player.

2nd Round

33. Jacksonville = Alex Leatherwood (Sr) OT – Alabama

  • Leatherwood would help keep Lawrence upright.

34. New York Jets = Creed Humphrey (RJr) C – Oklahoma

  • Humphrey would start right away, and help protect new franchise Quarterback Zach Wilson.

35. Atlanta = Trevon Moehrig (Jr) S – TCU

  • The reigning Thorpe Award winner, would give that Falcons secondary a boost.

36. Miami (from Houston) = Wyatt Davis (RJr) G – Ohio State

  • Davis would keep Tua upright, and will give him a better chance to do what he did at Alabama

37. Philadelphia = Greg Newsome II (Jr) CB – Northwestern

  • Somebody opposite Darius Slay is needed, and Newsome would fill that void immediately

38. Cincinnati = Eric Stokes Jr. (RJr) CB – Georgia

  • Stokes would be the teams new #1 Corner, and would help anchor that secondary.

39. Carolina = Kadarius Toney (Sr) WR – Florida

  • Toney has some more work to do, in terms of being an outside WR, but he’s made impressive strides so far.

40. Denver = Dylan Moses (RJr) LB – Alabama

  • I’ve always been high on Moses. The Broncos need a player like Moses in the middle of their Defense.

41. Detroit = Nick Bolton (Jr) LB – Missouri

  • Bolton is a little undersized, but he’s an intelligent player, who does a nice job positioning himself to make plays

42. New York Giants = Jabril Cox (RSr) LB – LSU

  • Cox played well in his lone season in Baton Rouge, and would be welcomed with open arms in New York

43. San Francisco = Asante Samuel Jr. (Jr) CB – Florida State

  • The 49ers simple need Corner. Samuel might be able to hold up on the outside, if not, he will be a solid slot corner.

44. Dallas = Jalen Mayfield (RSo) OT – Michigan

  • Tyron Smith missed most of last season, and La’el Collins missed the entire year. The Cowboys need insurance at Tackle.

45. Jacksonville (from Minnesota) = Pat Freiermuth (Jr) TE – Penn State

  • Lawrence and Freiermuth, would be one of the leagues best QB-TE combos.

46. New England = Carlos Basham Jr. (RSr) EDGE – Wake Forest

  • Basham’s versatility to be moved up and down the line, would fit right in with the Patriots Defense scheme.

47. Los Angeles Chargers = Tyson Campbell (Jr) CB – Georgia

  • Casey Hayward is gone, and a replacement is needed. If Campbell can clean up some coverage deficiencies, he might be elite one day.

48. Las Vegas = Trey Smith (Sr) OT/G – Tennessee

  • Smith’s strength and mean streak, will translate well to the pro game, and would help keep Derek Carr standing up.

49. Arizona = Javonte Williams (Jr) RB – North Carolina

  • The Cardinals need a slasher of a back like Williams to complete their lethal Offense.

50. Miami = Jevon Holland (Jr) S – Oregon

  • With Xavien Howard and Byron Jones on the Outside, Holland can work predominantly in the Slot, and can also see looks at Safety.

51. Washington = Jamin Davis (RJr) LB – Kentucky

  • Washington needs a player like Davis in the middle of their Defense. Great fit.

52. Chicago = Joe Tryon (RJr) EDGE – Washington

  • Robert Quinn underperformed last year, and is aging. Tryon would be a backup to start, but should take his spot soon enough.

53. Tennessee = Kelvin Joseph (RSo) CB – Kentucky

  • Janoris Jenkins was signed, but he’s not the long term answer. Joseph was outstanding last season, and will make an immediate impact.

54. Indianapolis = Dillon Radunz (RSr) OT – North Dakota State

  • Radunz would take the spot of the retired Anthony Castonzo, and would help protect Carson Wentz’s blind side.

55. Pittsburgh = Ifeatu Melifonwu (RJr) CB – Syracuse

  • It seems like every year, the Steelers need Cornerback help. Melifonwu has tremoundous upside as a Corner.

56. Seattle = Liam Eichenberg (RSr) OT – Notre Dame

  • It’s finally time to fix Seattle’s Offensive Line woes. Eichenberg would help anchor that line.

57. Los Angeles Rams = Jackson Carman (Jr) OT – Clemson

  • Andrew Whitworth is nearing the end of impressive career. Carman would be his successor.

58. Baltimore = Quincy Roche (RSr) EDGE – Miami

  • Roche can take the place of the departed Matthew Judon

59. Cleveland = Levi Onwuzurike (RSr) DT – Washington

  • Onwuzurike, Garrett, and Ojulari would be tough to stop, game in and game out.

60. New Orleans = Richie Grant (RSr) S – UCF

  • Malcolm Jenkins is aging, and isn’t the same player he used to be. Grant would rotate in, eventually taking over in the near future.

61. Buffalo = Patrick Jones II (RSr) EDGE – Pittsburgh

  • Jerry Hughes and Mario Addison are getting older, and the Bills need an infusion of talent on the edge. Jones would fit in nice.

62. Green Bay = Chazz Surratt (RSr) LB – North Carolina

  • The Packers need another LB. Surratt the former Quarterback, is still learning the nuances of the position, and offers nice upside.

63. Kansas City = Elijah Molden (Sr) CB – Washington

  • The Chiefs need another CB. Molden mostly played Nickel during his time at Washington, and that’s where I see him playing in the NFL.

64. Tampa Bay = Michael Carter (Sr) RB – North Carolina

  • Leonard Fournette did resign, but it was only a 1 year deal. Carter and Ronald Jones, would form a nice RB tandem.

 

3rd Round

65. Jacksonville = Elijah Moore (Jr) WR – Ole Miss

66. New York Jets = Trey Sermon (Sr) RB – Ohio State

67. Houston = Shaun Wade (RJr) DB – Ohio State

68. Atlanta = Elerson Smith (RSr) EDGE – Northern Iowa

69. Cincinnati = Tylan Wallace (Sr) WR – Oklahoma State

70. Philadelphia = Baron Browning (Sr) LB – Ohio State

71. Denver = Marvin Wilson (Sr) DT – Florida State

72. Detroit = Andre Cisco (Jr) S – Syracuse

73. Carolina = Kyle Trask (RSr) QB – Florida

74. Washington (from Minnesota) = Rondale Moore (RSo) WR – Purdue

75. Dallas = Brevin Jordan (Jr) TE – Miami

76. New York Giants = Hamsah Nasirildeen (Sr) S – Florida State

77. Los Angeles Chargers = Landon Dickerson (RSr) IOL – Alabama

78. Minnesota = Cameron McGrone (RSo) LB – Michigan

79. Las Vegas (from Arizona) = Ar’Darius Washington (RSo) S – TCU

80. Las Vegas = Dyami Brown (Jr) WR – North Carolina

81. Miami = Daviyon Nixon (RJr) DT – Iowa

82. Washington = Josh Myers (RJr) IOL – Ohio State

83. Chicago = Amon-Ra St. Brown (Jr) WR – USC

84. Philadelphia (from Indianapolis) = Richard LeCounte III (Sr) S – Georgia

85. Tennessee = Amari Rodgers (Sr) WR – Clemson

86. New York Jets (from Seattle) = Aaron Robinson (RSr) CB – UCF

87. Pittsburgh = Chuba Hubbard (RJr) RB – Oklahoma State

88. Los Angeles Rams = Shaka Toney (RSr) EDGE – Penn State

89. Cleveland = Nico Collins (Sr) WR – Michigan

90. Minnesota (from Baltimore) = Talanoa Hufanga (Jr) S – USC

91. Cleveland (from New Orleans) = Paulson Adebo (RJr) CB – Stanford

92. Green Bay = Chatarius “Tutu” Atwell (Jr) WR – Louisville

93. Buffalo = D’Wayne Eskridge (RSr) WR – Western Michigan

94. Kansas City = Monty Rice (Sr) LB – Georgia

95. Tampa Bay = Jay Tufele (RJr) DT – USC

*96. New England = Keith Taylor Jr. (Sr) CB – Washington

*97. Los Angeles Chargers = Sage Surratt (RJr) WR – Wake Forest

*98. New Orleans = Ronnie Perkins (Jr) EDGE – Oklahoma

*99. Dallas = Pete Werner (Sr) LB – Ohio State

*100. Tennessee = Spencer Brown (RSr) OT – Northern Iowa

*101. Detroit (from Los Angeles Rams) = Tommy Togiai (Jr) DT – Ohio State

*102. San Francisco = Caden Sterns (Jr) S – Texas

*103. Los Angeles Rams = Justin Hilliard (RSr) LB – Ohio State

*104. Baltimore = Alim McNeil (Jr) DT – NC State

*105. New Orleans = Seth Williams (Jr) WR – Auburn

 

4th Round

106. Jacksonville = Jaylen Twyman (RJr) DT – Pittsburgh

107. New York Jets = Rashad Weaver (RSr) EDGE – Pittsburgh

108. Atlanta = Rhamondre Stevenson (Sr) RB – Oklahoma

109. Houston = Cornell Powell (RSr) WR – Clemson

110. Cleveland (from Philadelphia) = Quinn Meinerz (Sr) IOL – Wisconsin-Whitewater (D3)

111. Cincinnati = Hunter Long (RJr) TE – Boston College

112. Detroit = Jordan Smith (RJr) EDGE – UAB

113. Carolina = James Hudson (RJr) OT – Cincinnati

114. Denver = Walker Little (RJr) OT – Stanford

115. Dallas = Marlon Tuipulotu (RJr) DT – USC

116. New York Giants = Tommy Tremble (RSo) TE – Notre Dame

117. San Francisco = Ben Cleveland (RSr) G – Georgia

118. Los Angeles Chargers = Kenneth Gainwell (RSo) RB – Memphis

119. Minnesota = D’Ante Smith (RSr) OT – East Carolina

120. New England = Anthony Schwartz (Jr) WR – Auburn

121. Las Vegas (from Miami) = Brady Christensen (RJr) OT – BYU

122. New England (from Arizona via Houston) = JaCoby Stevens (Sr) LB/S – LSU

123. Philadelphia (from Miami) = Payton Turner (Sr) EDGE – Houston

124. Washington = Kellen Mond (Sr) QB – Texas A&M

125. Minnesota (from Chicago) = Davis Mills (RJr) QB – Stanford

126. Tennessee = Kenny Yeboah (RSr) TE – Ole Miss

127. Indianapolis = Kary Vincent Jr. (Sr) DB – LSU

128. Pittsburgh = Deonte Brown (RSr) G – Alabama

129. Seattle = Israel Mukuamu (Jr) CB – South Carolina

130. Jacksonville (from Los Angeles Rams) = Ambry Thomas (Sr) CB – Michigan

131. Baltimore = Adrian Ealy (RJr) OT – Oklahoma

132. Cleveland = Charles Snowden (Sr) LB – Virginia

133. New Orleans = Marco Wilson (RJr) CB – Florida

134. Minnesota (from Buffalo) = Aaron Banks (RJr) G – Notre Dame

135. Green Bay = Rodarius Williams (RSr) CB – Oklahoma State

136. Kansas City = Hamilcar Rashed Jr. (RSr) EDGE – Oregon State

137. Tampa Bay = Jamie Newman (RSr) QB – Wake Forest/Georgia

*138. Dallas = Jamar Johnson (Jr) S – Indiana

*139. New England = Milton Williams (RJr) DT – Louisiana Tech

*140. Pittsburgh = Tyler Shelvin (RJr) DT – LSU

*141. Los Angeles Rams = Trey Hill (Jr) IOL – Georgia

*142. Green Bay = Robert Hainsey (Sr) OT/G – Notre Dame

*143. Minnesota = Osa Odighizuwa (RSr) DT – UCLA

*144. Kansas City = Demetric Felton (RSr) RB/WR – UCLA

 

5th Round

145. Jacksonville = Frank Darby (RSr) WR – Arizona State

146. New York Jets = Alaric Jackson (RSr) OT – Iowa

147. Houston = Janarius Robinson (RSr) EDGE – Florida State

148. Atlanta = Darius Stills (Sr) DT – West Virginia

149. Cincinnati = Jack Anderson (RJr) G – Texas Tech

150. Philadelphia = Tuf Borland (RSr) LB – Ohio State

151. Carolina = Tony Fields II (Sr) LB – West Virginia

152. Denver = Sam Ehlinger (Sr) QB – Texas

153. Detroit = Dazz Newsome (Sr) WR – North Carolina

154. New York Jets = Tre’ McKitty (Sr) TE – Georgia

155. San Francisco  = Jonathon Cooper (RSr) EDGE – Ohio State

156. Miami (from Dallas via Philadelphia) = K.J. Britt (Sr) LB – Auburn

157. Minnesota = Dez Fitzpatrick (RSr) WR – Louisville

158. Houston (from New England) = Ta’Quan Graham (Sr) DL – Texas

159. Los Angeles Chargers = Malik Herring (Sr) EDGE – Georgia

160. Arizona = Marlon Williams (Sr) WR – UCF

161. Buffalo (from Las Vegas) = Tommy Kraemer (RSr) OT/G – Notre Dame

162. Las Vegas (from Miami) = Tedarrell Slaton (Sr) DT – Florida

163. Washington = Paris Ford (RJr) S – Pittsburgh

164. Chicago = Jaylon Moore (RSr) OT – Western Michigan

165. Indianapolis = Shi Smith (Sr) WR – South Carolina

166. Tennessee = Victor Dimukeje (Sr) EDGE – Duke

167. Las Vegas (from Seattle) = Kylin Hill (Sr) RB – Mississippi State

168. Minnesota (from Pittsburgh via Baltimore) = Olaijah Griffin (Jr) CB – USC

169. Cleveland (from Los Angeles Rams) = Tariq Thompson (Sr) S – San Diego State

170. Jacksonville (from Cleveland) = Dayo Odeyingbo (Sr) EDGE – Vanderbilt

171. Baltimore = Joshua Bledsoe (Sr) S – Missouri

172. San Francisco (from New Orleans) = Josh Palmer (Sr) WR – Tennessee

173. Green Bay = Mustafa Johnson (Sr) DL – Colorado

174. Buffalo = Ernest Jones (Jr) LB – South Carolina

175. Kansas City = David Moore (RSr) G – Grambling State

176. Tampa Bay = Simi Fehoko (RSo) WR – Stanford

*177. New England = Jaret Patterson (Jr) RB – Buffalo

*178. Green Bay = Drake Jackson (RSr) C – Kentucky

*179. Dallas = Chris Rumph II (RJr) EDGE – Duke

*180. San Francisco = Stone Forsythe (RSr) OT – Florida

*181. Kansas City = Bobby Brown III (Jr) DT – Texas A&M

*182. Atlanta = Benjamin St-Juste (RJr) CB – Minnesota

*183. Atlanta = Tyler Vaughns (RSr) WR – USC

*184. Baltimore = Deommodore Lenoir (Sr) CB – Oregon

 

6th Round

185. Los Angeles Chargers (from Jax via Ten) = Adetokunbo Ogundeji (RSr) EDGE – Notre Dame

186. New York Jets (from NY Jets via New England) = Derrick Barnes (Sr) LB – Purdue

187. Atlanta = Dan Moore Jr. (Sr) OT – Texas A&M

188. New England (from Houston) = Royce Newman (RSr) OT/G – Ole Miss

189. Philadelphia = Jimmy Morrissey (RSr) C – Pittsburgh

190. Cincinnati = Divine Deablo (RSr) S – Virginia Tech

191. Denver = Tarron Jackson (RSr) EDGE – Coastal Carolina

192. Dallas (from Detroit) = Tre Brown (Sr) CB – Oklahoma

193. Carolina = Shawn Davis (Sr) S – Florida

194. San Francisco = Garrett Wallow (Sr) LB – TCU

195. Houston (from Dallas via New England) =  Kendrick Green (RJr) IOL – Illinois

196. New York Giants = Khalil Herbert (RSr) RB – Virginia Tech

197. New England = Sadarius Hutcherson (RSr) OT/G – South Carolina

198. Los Angeles Chargers = Paddy Fisher (RSr) LB – Northwestern

199. Minnesota = John Bates (RSr) TE – Boise State

200. Las Vegas = Daelin Hayes (RSr) EDGE – Notre Dame

201. New York Giants (from Arizona) = Thomas Graham Jr. (Sr) CB – Oregon

202. Cincinnati (from Miami via Houston) = Cameron Sample (Sr) EDGE – Tulane

203. Houston (from Washington via Las Vegas and Miami) = Noah Gray (Sr) TE – Duke

204. Chicago = Trill Williams (Jr) CB – Syracuse

205. Tennessee = Ian Book (RSr) QB – Notre Dame

206. Indianapolis = Khyiris Tonga (Sr) DT – BYU

207. Kansas City (from Pittsburgh via Miami) = Camryn Bynum (RSr) CB – California

208. Chicago = Buddy Johnson (Sr) LB – Texas A&M

209. Los Angeles Rams = Skakur Brown (RJr) CB – Michigan State

210. Baltimore = Grant Stuard (Sr) LB – Houston

211. Cleveland = Naquan Jones (RSr) DT – Michigan State

212. Houston (from New Orleans) = Drew Himmelman (RSr) OT – Illinois State

213. Buffalo = Tre Norwood (RJr) CB – Oklahoma

214. Green Bay = Jermar Jefferson (Jr) RB – Oregon State

215. Tennessee (from Kansas City) = D.J. Daniel (Sr) CB – Georgia

216. Pittsburgh (from Tampa Bay) = Wyatt Hubert (RJr) EDGE – Kansas State

*217. Tampa Bay = Robert Jones (Sr) OT/G – Middle Tennessee State

*218. New Orleans = Brenden Jaimes (Sr) OT – Nebraska

*219. Atlanta = Riley Cole (RSr) LB – South Alabama

*220. Green Bay = Damar Hamlin (RSr) S – Pittsburgh

*221. Chicago = Drew Dalman (RJr) IOL – Stanford

*222. Carolina = Pooka Williams (Jr) RB – Kansas

*223. Arizona = Quintin Morris (Sr) TE – Bowling Green

*224. Philadelphia = Cole Van Lanen (RSr) OT/G – Wisconsin

*225. Philadelphia = Rakeem Boyd (RSr) RB – Arkansas

*226. Carolina = Robert Rochell (RSr) CB – Central Arkansas

*227. Dallas = Feleipe Franks (RSr) QB – Arkansas

*228. Chicago = Carlo Kemp (RSr) DT – Michigan

Riley’s 2021 Mock Draft 2.0 – 3 Rounds

Cover Photo taken from nfl.com & All Logos were taken from wikipedia.org

The Super Bowl has come and gone but football season never ends and team needs are becoming more clear each day. This Mock Draft addresses each teams current biggest needs heading into the 2021 season.


Round 1 

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars  

Selection: Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson

Trevor Lawrence is in a class above the rest, let me know when you find a Mock Draft with a different first pick.


2. New York Jets 

Selection: Zach Wilson, QB, BYU

Zach Wilson has recently been rising up draft boards. Some even say he may be ahead of Lawrence, but I think that is insane. Lawrence has been compared with some of the greatest Quarterback prospects to ever come out. With that being said, Wilson is still incredibly talented and if the Jets are able to land some weapons in Free Agency they may have a quick turnaround.


3. Miami Dolphins (via Houston) 

Selection: DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama

This seems like a match made in heaven, the Heisman Trophy winner is absolutely electric on the field. The Dolphins landed their franchise Quarterback last year with Tua, now it’s time to surround him with the weapons to succeed. Reuniting the former college teammates will only accelerate their development and give Tua a go-to receiver.


4. Atlanta Falcons 

Selection: Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State

I really like this fit for Fields. Matt Ryan is at the end of his tenure in Atlanta so grabbing their next franchise Quarterback at number four makes sense. Fields can learn a lot from Ryan and will have some great weapons at his disposal when he sees the field. The home town kid will be set up for early success.


5. Cincinnati Bengals 

Selection: Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon

Joe Burrow was running for his life last season and is coming off of a season-ending knee injury. Sewell is without a doubt the best Tackle in this years draft class and should be protecting Burrow’s blind side for years to come.


6. Philadelphia Eagles 

Selection: Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU

I think the Eagles front office is kicking themselves for passing up on Justin Jefferson last year. So this time they do not miss out on his former teammate. Chase opted out of football for the 2020 season but simply dominated on the field in 2019, by putting up nearly 1,800 yards and 20 touchdowns. By landing Chase, the Eagles will give Jalen Hurts or whoever is behind center a true number one receiver.


7. Detroit Lions 

Selection: Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State

With the addition of Jared Goff the Lions have a guy who still has a ton of potential. If they truly believe Goff is their Quarterback of the future, than Dan Campbell needs an impact player in the middle of his defense. That is exactly what he gets out of Micah Parsons who is the best Linebacker at the top of the Draft.


8. Carolina Panthers  Carolina Panthers logo  

Selection: Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State

For whatever reason the Panthers do not seem very content with Teddy Bridgewater despite only being a year removed from signing him to a three-year $63 million deal. If they only see Teddy as a bridge Quarterback, than selecting Lance seems like the right move. Lance was not able to play last year as NDSU did not have a season. However, people are quick to forget that he had a ridiculous 2019 season where he did not throw an interception. Not turning the ball over will drastically help out the young defense Carolina began to build last season.


9. Denver Broncos  Denver Broncos logo 

Selection: Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama

Cornerback may be the biggest need on Vic Fangio’s defense and Surtain II has all the makings of a lock-down cornerback. He is aggressive and has good size to contest bigger receivers. If the Broncos decide to roll with Drew Lock or look at adding a guy via Trade or in Free Agency, than addressing the defensive back position at 9 is the best bet.


10. Dallas Cowboys  Dallas Cowboys logo

Selection: Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern

I think its safe to say Dak will be back next season, whether that is on the Franchise Tag or a long-term deal  that remains to be seen. In the meantime, the Cowboys need to get younger on the Offensive Line. The once most dominant line in the league was atrocious last season. Injuries piled up and age has caught up to guys like Tyron Smith and Zack Martin.


11. New York Giants  See the source image

Selection: Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama

The Giants are all in with Daniel Jones and need to get him some weapons to throw the ball to. Slayton and Shepard are good no. 2 options but are not game changers. With the return of Saquon, adding a receiver like Waddle will allow Jones to make the leap in his third NFL season.


12. San Francisco 49ers  San Francisco 49ers logo

Selection: Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech

Farley is fantastic at press, man-to-man coverage. He is big and not afraid to get physical with opposing receivers. The only reason I have him behind Surtain II is because Farley played solely on the left side at Virginia Tech. Overall he is a top ten talent and with Richard Sherman reportedly on his way out, Farley fills an immediate need in the 49ers secondary.


13. Los Angeles Chargers  Los Angeles Chargers logo

Selection: Alijah Vera-Tucker, OL, USC

The Chargers must address the offensive line in the draft and do so here by taking Vera-Tucker. Most experts see him kicking inside to play Guard but he is capable of anchoring an offensive line from the Tackle position. Last season, Herbert was under pressure almost every time he dropped back. Tucker will help keep a clean pocket for the young QB.


14. Minnesota Vikings  Minnesota Vikings logo

Selection: Gregory Rousseau, EDGE, Miami

Rousseau opted out of the 2020 season but was an absolute terror for opposing Quarterbacks in 2019. Landing Rousseau at no. 14 will be a steal for Mike Zimmer and the Vikings organization. Last season the Vikings pass rush lost Danielle Hunter to a season ending injury. Pairing Hunter and Rousseau together as book ends on the defensive line, Quarterbacks will have nightmares before facing the Vikings.


15. New England Patriots  New England Patriots logo

Selection: Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida

It is no secret that New England had absolutely no production from the Tight End position last season. Pitts became a focal point at Florida for their offense. The 6-foot-6 Tight End can catch, run, and block, making whoever is playing Quarterback for the Patriots this season one happy man.


16. Arizona Cardinals  Arizona Cardinals logo

Selection: Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina

The son of four-time Pro Bowl receiver Joe Horn, Jaycee was raised to play in the NFL. He enters the draft as one of the best Cornerbacks available, and has experience playing inside and out. Patrick Peterson is rumored to be on the way out of Arizona, which will open the door for Horn, who will be a quality starter in the Cardinals secondary for years to come.


17. Las Vegas Raiders  Las Vegas Raiders logo

Selection: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame

The Raiders have a very average Linebacker group, but here they address that problem by selecting Owusu-Koramoah. He is a very gifted athlete who can cover the slot and is an efficient blitzer. I like his fit in the Raiders defense and Vegas now has a do-it-all linebacker that each team needs in todays NFL.


18. Miami Dolphins 

Selection: Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech

The Dolphins selected DeVonta Smith with their first pick, now they look to continue to build around Tua and draft a player who will protect him. Miami has an underrated defense so it all comes down to building an offense that makes Tua comfortable.


19. Washington Football Team  Washington Football Team logo

Selection: Mac Jones, QB, Alabama

Washington really needs a Quarterback. I strongly believe they are a Quarterback away from taking the NFC East Division. Mac Jones does lack some mobility, but he is extremely accurate and has the arm strength to compete with anyone. Jones will be able to come in and learn from Alex Smith the same way Patrick Mahomes did.


20. Chicago Bears  Chicago Bears logo

Selection: Jalen Mayfield, OT, Michigan

Mayfield has the ability to play inside and out, and is a powerful run blocker who finishes his block. After missing out on Wentz, I get the sense that Mitchell Trubisky will be back in Chicago. The Bears Offensive Line was questionable last season and getting a versatile lineman like Mayfield will pay off.


21. Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts logo 

Selection: Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas

The loss of Anthony Castonzo will play a huge factor into Indy’s draft plans. After trading for Carson Wentz, I don’t think they wanted to give up a first-round pick for him this year because of the talented Tackles. Keeping Wentz up right will go a long way to him returning to form. Cosmi is an absolute monster standing at 6-foot-7 and has a ton of experience playing both Left and Right Tackle. He is a day-one capable starter and will plug into one of the best offensive lines in the league.


22. Tennessee Titans See the source image

Selection: Kwity Paye, EDGE, Michigan

The Titans pass-rush was lackluster last season to say the least. The Clowney experiment didn’t pay off but here, they get a guy who can get after the Quarterback and wreck havoc in the backfield.


23. New York Jets (via Seattle) 

Selection: Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota

I am extremely high on Bateman, despite him not playing in 2020. He might be the best route-runner in the class and has reliable hands. They took Zach Wilson with the second overall pick and now they’re giving him pieces to grow with.


24. Pittsburgh Steelers  Pittsburgh Steelers logo

Selection: Najee Harris, RB, Alabama

Harris has overtaken Travis Etienne for my best Runningback. When looking at the Steelers offence last season, there was a glaring hole at that position. A lot of people are putting the blame on Ben Roethlisberger, but when you are forced to throw the ball forty-five times a game, you won’t win many games. The Steelers finished dead last in rushing last season and were incredibly hard to watch down the stretch. Harris will come in as the featured back as the Steelers get back to their old ground-and-pound ways.


25. Jacksonville Jaguars (via Los Angeles Rams) 

Selection: Christian Barmore, DL, Alabama

Barmore is a run stuffing stud that can sure up the middle of the Jags Defensive Line. For a big guy, he has good lateral movement and can get to the passer. Beefing up the Defensive Line in Jacksonville should be one of the top priorities for new Jags Head Coach Urban Meyer.


26. Cleveland Browns  Cleveland Browns helmet

Selection: Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa

Cleveland needs to upgrade at the Linebacker position to say the least. They had production from the position last year but it was a weakness on the team. Mack Wilson had a down year and Sione Takitaki is far from a great Linebacker. Zaven Collins has the size and speed to be an every-down linebacker in today’s modern game.


27. Baltimore Ravens  Baltimore Ravens logo

Selection: Joseph Ossai, EDGE, Texas

This feels like a Ravens pick. The Ravens are facing some uncertainty at pass-rusher as Matt Judon and Yannick Ngakoue are pending Free Agents and will demand big contracts. Ossai is quick off the edge and will provide some much needed youth on their defensive line.


28. New Orleans Saints  New Orleans Saints logo

Selection: Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri

Kwon Alexander will most likely be a cap-casualty and Demario Davis isn’t getting any younger, making Linebacker a top priority for the Saints. Quarterback could be an option here, but I think Drew Brees passes the torch to Jameis Winston this off-season. Bolton has good range and can cover sideline to sideline, making him a good value pick at 28.


29. Green Bay Packers  Green Bay Packers logo

Selection: Terrace Marshall Jr, WR, LSU

As I’ve said before, the Packers drastically need to give Aaron Rodgers some weapons. A true number two option beside Devante Adams may be exactly what the Packers need to get over the hump.


30. Buffalo Bills  Buffalo Bills logo

Selection: Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson

The Buffalo Bills may have been the biggest surprise of the 2020 NFL season. Everyone had high expectations but who would have thought they would make it to the AFC Championship? As good as they were, they struggled running the ball and Devin Singletary only reached the endzone twice. As good as Josh Allen is as a runner, I don’t want to see him take unnecessary hits. Travis Etienne is a strong, physical, and elusive runner who can do it all.


31. Kansas City Chiefs  Kansas City Chiefs logo

Selection: Wyatt Davis, OL, Ohio State

After watching the Super Bowl, this shouldn’t be a big surprise to anyone. As good as Patrick Mahomes is, he can’t do very much if he has no pass protection. Obviously their Offensive Line was banged up in Tampa but it was evident that they could not block anyone. Drafting Wyatt Davis, and the return of Laurent Duvernay-Tardif will help beef up the middle of the line.


32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers  Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo

Selection: Dayo Odeyingbo, EDGE, Vanderbilt

The Bucs are up and surprise, surprise, Tom Brady is once again a Super Bowl champ. With Brady committed to playing for another 20-years, the Bucs have the opportunity to take whoever they want as there are no glaring needs. Shaq Barrett wants to get paid what he is worth so that may lead to him signing elsewhere. Bring in Odeyingbo who can contribute in rushing the passer.


Round 2

33. Jacksonville Jaguars 

Selection: Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU


34. New York Jets 

Selection: Asante Samuel Jr, CB, Florida State


35. Atlanta Falcons 

Selection: Azeez Ojulari, EDGE, Georgia


36. Miami Dolphins (via Houston) 

Selection: Jaelan Phillips, EDGE, Miami


37. Philadelphia Eagles 

Selection: Daviyon Nixon, DL, Iowa


38. Cincinnati Bengals 

Selection: Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State


39. Carolina Panthers  Carolina Panthers logo

Selection: Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama


40. Denver Broncos  Denver Broncos logo

Selection: Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama


41. Detroit Lions 

Selection: Levi Onwuzurike, DL, Washington


42. New York Giants  See the source image

Selection: Monty Rice, LB, Georgia


43. San Francisco 49ers  San Francisco 49ers logo

Selection: Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State


44. Dallas Cowboys  Dallas Cowboys logo

Selection: Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia 


45. Jacksonville Jaguars (via Minnesota) 

Selection: Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue


46. New England Patriots  New England Patriots logo

Selection: Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida


47. Los Angeles Chargers  Los Angeles Chargers logo

Selection: Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State


48. Las Vegas Raiders  Las Vegas Raiders logo

Selection: Deonte Brown, OL, Alabama


49. Arizona Cardinals  Arizona Cardinals logo

Selection: Patrick Jones, EDGE, Pitt


50. Miami Dolphins 

Selection: Landon Dickerson, C, Alabama


51. Washington Football Team  Washington Football Team logo

Selection: Richie Grant, S, UCF


52. Chicago Bears  Chicago Bears logo

Selection: Quincy Roche, EDGE, Miami


53. Tennessee Titans  See the source image

Selection: Dillon Radunz, OT, North Dakota State


54. Indianapolis Colts  Indianapolis Colts logo

Selection: Jay Tufele, DL, USC


55. Pittsburgh Steelers  Pittsburgh Steelers logo

Selection: Creed Humphrey, C, Oklahoma


56. Seattle Seahawks  Seattle Seahawks logo

Selection: Trey Smith, OL, Tennessee


57. Los Angeles Rams  Los Angeles Rams logo

Selection: Liam Eichenberg, OT, Notre Dame


58. Baltimore Ravens  Baltimore Ravens logo

Selection: Josh Myers, C, Ohio State


59. Cleveland Browns  Cleveland Browns helmet

Selection: Aaron Robinson, CB, UCF


60. New Orleans Saints  New Orleans Saints logo

Selection: Carlos Basham Jr, EDGE, Wake Forest


61. Buffalo Bills  Buffalo Bills logo

Selection: Baron Browning, LB, Ohio State


62. Green Bay Packers  Green Bay Packers logo

Selection: Jabril Cox, LB, LSU


63. Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs logo 

Selection: Hamilcar Rashed Jr, EDGE, Oregon State


64. Tampa Bay Buccaneers  Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo

Selection: Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, USC


Round 3

65. Jacksonville Jaguars 

Selection: Brevin Jordan, TE, Miami


66. New York Jets 

Selection: Javonte Williams, RB, South Carolina


67. Houston Texans  Houston Texans logo

Selection: Sage Surratt, WR, Wake Forest


68. Atlanta Falcons 

Selection: Michael Carter, RB, North Carolina


69. Cincinnati Bengals 

Selection: Jayson Oweh, EDGE, Penn State


70. Philadelphia Eagles 

Selection: Chazz Surratt, LB, North Carolina


71. Denver Broncos  Denver Broncos logo

Selection: Aaron Banks, OL, Notre Dame


72. Detroit Lions 

Selection: Kyle Trask, QB, Florida


73. Carolina Panthers  Carolina Panthers logo

Selection: Jevon Holland, S, Oregon


74. Washington Football Team (via San Francisco)  Washington Football Team logo

Selection: Shaun Wade, CB, Ohio State


75. Dallas Cowboys  Dallas Cowboys logo

Selection: Shaka Toney, EDGE, Penn State


76. New York Giants  See the source image

Selection: Chris Rumph II, EDGE, Duke


77. New England Patriots  New England Patriots logo

Selection: Forfeited


78. Los Angeles Chargers  Los Angeles Chargers logo

Selection: Marvin Wilson, DL, Florida State


79. Minnesota Vikings  Minnesota Vikings logo

Selection: Amari Rodgers, WR, Clemson


80. Arizona Cardinals  Arizona Cardinals logo

Selection: Chuba Hubbard, RB, Oklahoma State


81. Las Vegas Raiders  Las Vegas Raiders logo

Selection: Seth Williams, WR, Auburn 


82. Miami Dolphins 

Selection: Trey Sermon, RB, Ohio State


83. Washington Football Team  Washington Football Team logo

Selection: Chatarius Tutu Atwell, WR, Louisville


84. Chicago Bears  Chicago Bears logo

Selection: Quinn Meinerz, OL, Wisconsin-Whitewater


85. Philadelphia Eagles (via Indianapolis) 

Selection: Spencer Brown, OT, Northern Iowa


86. Tennessee Titans  See the source image

Selection: Ifeatu Melinfonwu, CB, Syracuse


87. New York Jets (via Seattle) 

Selection: Jaylen Twyman, DL, Pitt


88. Pittsburgh Steelers  Pittsburgh Steelers logo

Selection: Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern


89. Detroit Lions (via Los Angeles Rams) 

Selection: Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss


90. Cleveland Browns  Cleveland Browns helmet

Selection: Andre Cisco, S, Syracuse


91. Minnesota Vikings (via Baltimore)  Minnesota Vikings logo

Selection: Hunter Long, TE, Boston College


92. Cleveland Browns (via New Orleans)  Cleveland Browns helmet

Selection: Demetric Felton, RB/WR, UCLA


93. Green Bay Packers  Green Bay Packers logo

Selection: Walker Little, OT, Stanford


94. Buffalo Bills  Buffalo Bills logo

Selection: Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia


95. Kansas City Chiefs  Kansas City Chiefs logo

Selection: Tommy Togiai, DL, Ohio State


96. Tampa Bay Buccaneers  Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo

Selection: Hamsah Nasirildeen, S, Florida State

 

Pupo’s 2021 Mock Draft 3.0

We are 68 days away, until Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft kicks off. In the blink of an eye, it will be here. Football fans across the world, experienced a season like no other. In all honestly, I’m really surprised, we finished the entire season. Health care and frontline workers, played a critical part, in the NFL completing the season. In my way-to-early Mock last July, I had the Jags picking first, Jets picking 2nd, and the Dolphins picking third, but with their pick. Pretty good eh? It’s time for me, to put out my 3rd Mock Draft. So kick back, relax, and enjoy my 5 Round Mock Draft!

  1. Jacksonville = Trevor Lawrence (Jr) QB – Clemson
  • Did you really think Trevor Lawrence was going to come back? It wouldn’t have been right, to return to Clemson. This Jaguars team needs a spark. Lawrence would instantly ignite the Jags fan base, and increase ticket sales. Justin Fields arrived in Columbus, just after Urban Meyer retired. I assume, he must have convinced him to come their. I still think Lawrence will be the selection, but don’t be surprised if it’s Fields.

2. New York Jets = Justin Fields (Jr) QB – Ohio State

  • The Jets want Deshaun Watson, but ultimately, I think he will stay in Houston. That essentially means, they don’t want Sam Darnold under center next year in New York. Fields portrayed one of the gutsiest performances, that I I’ve ever seen, against Clemson. I still can’t believe he threw 4 TD passes, with how much pain he was in. Fields becomes the new face of the franchise in The Big Apple.

3. Miami (from Houston) = DeVonta Smith (Sr) WR – Alabama

  • This Dolphins team is just a few pieces away from contending in the AFC. I still think they should have let Tua sit the entire season, and let him fully recover, from that devastating injury he suffered back in November of 2019. Reuniting Smith with Tua, would be a big help in Tua’s development. I wouldn’t be surprised if Smith leads the NFL in receiving Touchdowns next season. This is just a perfect fit.

4. Atlanta = Zach Wilson (Jr) QB – BYU

  • Do you know what BYU stands for? Matt Ryan will be 36 in May, and it’s time to start preparing for life after him. With the Falcons picking this high, it would be a great time, to select their next Quarterback of the future. Wilson virtually came out of nowhere this past season, and is likely to be a top 10 pick. Wilson can sit behind Ryan for a year or two, and then the keys of the franchise will be handed to him.

5. Cincinnati = Penei Sewell (Jr) OT – Oregon

  • When Joe Burrow’s protected, good things happen. Burrow was knocked around like a rag doll last year, and the fact that he suffered a season ending injury, makes it even more evident, that he needs to be better protected. Sewell might be the best OT prospect to come out in the last little while, and he would help keep Burrow upright, allowing him to do what he did at LSU.

6. Philadelphia = Ja’Marr Chase (Jr) WR – LSU

  • Whether it’s Jalen Hurts under centre, or somebody else in Philly, they will need another weapon on the outside. Jalen Reagor didn’t perform like he was expected to, but you can’t give up on him already. Chase was chewing up DB’s 2 years ago, as a 19 year old True Sophomore, and I see him instantly doing the same in the pros. No team has selected a WR in the 1st Round, in consecutive Drafts, and the Eagles snap that streak here. He would be a nice fit in that Offense.

7. Detroit = Jaylen Waddle (Jr) WR – Alabama

  • I didn’t think it was the best idea for Jaylen Waddle to suit up in the National Championship, with that foot injury, but you gotta give him credit. He risked his Draft stock, in order to suit up the last time with his brothers. Marvin Jones probably won’t be back next season, so they need a replacement. Waddle made nice strides as an outside WR this past season, and I really think he’s going to keep progressing. Him and Kenny Golladay, would be a nice WR tandem together.

8. Carolina = Trey Lance (RSo) QB – North Dakota State

  • If it wasn’t for that devastating knee injury Teddy Bridgewater suffered back in 2016, we might be talking about him, as one of the better Quarterback’s of the league. He isn’t the long term answer in Carolina, and we all know that. Some might have forgotten about Trey Lance, but I haven’t. Lance can sit a year a year or two, behind Bridgewater, and then take over the reigns right after.

9. Denver = Micah Parsons (Jr) LB – Penn State

  • Even if one of the top 4 Quarterback’s were here, it wouldn’t be right to select one. You just don’t give up on Drew Lock yet. The Broncos need a stud like Parsons, in the middle of their Defense. There’s been rumours of Parsons falling, due to off the field issues. He’s just so talented, I can’t see him falling to far. Parsons becomes the new signal caller on that Broncos Defense.

10. Dallas = Patrick Surtain II (Jr) CB – Alabama

  • We all know why, this Cowboys team is picking here. That Dallas Defense, was just atrocious last year. They could take a LB here, but Corner is a bigger need. Chidobe Awuzie, and Jourdan Lewis, are pending free agents, and Anthony Brown can’t be relied on. Surtain and Diggs, would form a nice CB tandem, just like they were in Tuscaloosa.

11. New York Giants = Gregory Rousseau (RSo) EDGE – Miami

  • This Giants team, could go in a variety of areas here. A WR here, would be a bit of a reach. More protection for Daniel Jones, would help him out, and Cornerback, is in play. But more pass rush, makes the most sense here for the Giants. Their is a chance that Leonard Williams, might not be back. If he is, they can kick him inside, and let Rousseau take his place. Nice fit.

12. San Francisco = Caleb Farley (RJr) CB – Virginia Tech

  • Jimmy Garoppolo was one throw away, from possibly leading his team to a Super Bowl victory last year. If he makes that throw to Emmanuel Sanders, peoples’ opinions change on him. People are giving up on him already? It just doesn’t sit right with me. Richard Sherman might be gone, and even if he isn’t, they still need another Corner. Farley would step in and start right away, and help anchor that 49ers Secondary.

13. Los Angeles Chargers = Rashawn Slater (Sr) OT/G – Northwestern

  • Protecting Justin Herbert, is the biggest priority for the Chargers this offseason. Herbert had a fantastic rookie season, where he was named Offensive Rookie of the Year, and also set the record for most Passing Touchdown’s as a rookie with 31. Slater lacks ideal height for an OT, but he might be able to hold up their. If not, he can be kicked inside to Guard. Either at Tackle or Guard, he will help keep Herbert upright.

14. Minnesota = Jaelan Phillips (RJr) EDGE – Miami

  • When most gave up on Jaelan Phillips, I was always one of the one’s who didn’t. Their was a reason why, he was the #1 overall recruit, coming out of High School in 2017, even ahead of Chase Young. That’s saying something. I knew he would eventually blossom, into the player he is now. This Vikings team, is in dire need of some pass rush help, and Phillips can give them that. Phillips might be the most gifted pass rusher, in this entire Draft.

15. New England = Zaven Collins (RJr) LB – Tulsa

  • I wouldn’t be surprised if the Patriots take a Quarterback here. Bill Belichick, doesn’t usually select Quarterback’s this high, but you just never know with Bill. That second level of the Patriots Defense needs help. Dont’a Hightower is getting older, and Ja’Whaun Bentley can be upgraded. Collins had an outstanding season for Tulsa, where he won the Chuck Bednarik Award, as the top Defensive Player in the Country. He would give that Pats Defense a much-needed boost.

16. Arizona = Jaycee Horn (Jr) CB – South Carolina

  • In my previous Mock, I gave the Cardinals Kyle Pitts. He’s still on the board here, but with Patrick Peterson on his way out, they need a replacement. Horn has a high ceiling, and might be the most physical CB, in this year’s Draft. The Cardinals Defense, would welcome him with open arms.

17. Las Vegas = Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (RJr) LB – Notre Dame

  • Ironically, Kyle Pitts is a mirror clone of Darren Waller, and they would be lethal together. But the Raiders have other needs, including LB. I didn’t even know who Owusu-Koramoah was, before last season. He lined up in many spots on that Irish Defense, and he would give that Raiders LB core, a much-needed spark.

18. Miami = Najee Harris (Sr) RB – Alabama

  • Adding a bell cow in Harris, would help take pressure off of Tua, and would allow him to carve up Defenses, just like he did at Alabama. Tua, Harris, and Smith, would reunite in Miami, and would give the Dolphins, one of the best sets of triplets in the NFL. This Offense would be very difficult to stop, week in, and week out. You can even call them, the Miami Crimson Tide.

19. Washington Football Team = Kyle Pitts (Jr) TE – Florida

  • The Washington Football Team, is headed in the right direction, and leading the way is HC Ron Rivera, who is an inspiration to us all. Rivera is a prime example, of to never give up in life, regardless of what your going through. I am even in shock, that Pitts fell all the way to 19. Logan Thomas had a nice season, but Pitts is too good to pass up.

20. Chicago = Christian Darrisaw (Jr) OT – Virginia Tech

  • This pick, could very well be Mac Jones. Whoever is under centre next year in Chicago, will need to be better protected. Darrisaw can step in and start right away, and help keep their Quarterback upright.

21. Indianapolis = Azeez Ojulari (RSo) EDGE – Georgia

  • I really thought the Colts, were going to have to give up this pick, in order to acquire Carson Wentz. Turns out, they didn’t need to. The Colts pass rush needs help. Justin Houston is 32, and Denico Autry will be 32 this year. Ojulari would bring an infusion of talent to that Colts Defense, and would provide help right away.

22. Tennessee = Teven Jenkins (RSr) OT – Oklahoma State

  • Mike Vrabel has really turned this Titans team around, the past couple of years. Taylor Lewan has been suspended, and he suffered a torn ACL last season. On top of all that, he will 30 this year. I just can’t see, how you can rely on a player like that. Jenkins has been rising up Draft boards all year, and it won’t be long until he earns a starting spot in Tennessee.

23. New York Jets = Rashod Bateman (Jr) WR – Minnesota

  • New signal caller Justin Fields, needs another weapon to throw to. Bateman had a down year, but he’s still one of the top WR’s in this Draft class. He’s going to catch a million balls in New York.

24. Pittsburgh = Alex Leatherwood (Sr) OT/G – Alabama

  • I wouldn’t be surprised, if the Steelers take a Quarterback here. But ultimately, I don’t think they will. I think they will worry about Big Ben’s heir apparent next year. Alejandro Villanueva will be 33 this year, and they need to start thinking about his replacement. Leatherwood has experience at Tackle and Guard, and he can start at Guard. Then once Villanueva moves on, he can take over for him.

25. Jacksonville (from LA Rams) = Alijah Vera-Tucker (RJr) OT/G – USC

  • The Jage selected a generational prospect in Trevor Lawrence earlier, which means he needs to be protected. Cam Robinson hasn’t played great, and can be upgraded. Even if they keep Robinson at LT, Vera-Tucker has the experience to play Guard. Whether it’s at Guard or Tackle, Vera-Tucker will be a solid pro.

26. Cleveland = Christian Barmore (RSo) DT – Alabama

  • This Browns team, surprised most this year, and are ascending in the right direction. They have one of the best pass rusher’s in the league in Myles Garrett, and he needs another running mate, along that Defensive Line. Barmore would cause chaos, and would get Garrett singled more.

27. Baltimore = Kwity Paye (Sr) EDGE – Michigan

  • Another toy for Lamar Jackson would be nice, but due to the depth of this WR class, they can grab one later in the Draft. They have more important needs including Edge rusher. Matt Judon probably won’t back, Calais Campbell will be 35 this year, and Derek Wolfe can be upgraded. Paye is a little raw, but if he can be coached up, the sky’s the limit.

28. New Orleans = Dylan Moses (RJr) LB – Alabama

  • If it wasn’t for the ACL injury he suffered before the 2019 Season, Moses would already be in the NFL right now. That injury pushes him down the board a bit, and he is great value here for the Saints. Moses might not start right away, but it won’t be long, until he earns a starting spot. Moses returns home to Louisiana.

29. Green Bay = Jalen Mayfield (RSo) OT – Michigan

  • I really thought when Green Bay got the #1 seed, they were going to win the Super Bowl. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. I really think Aaron Rodgers will get another Super Bowl ring, before he hangs it up. Adding more protection up front, will help that. Mayfield was mainly at RT in Ann Arbor, and he can stay their, with David Bakhtiari manning the left side.

30. Buffalo = Carlos Basham Jr. (RSr) EDGE – Wake Forest

  • What a year it truly was for the Bills. They earned their first trip to the AFC Championship game, since 1994. It’s been a long time coming for Bills fans. These Bills ain’t going anywhere, anytime soon. Mario Addison, and Jerry Hughes are both aging, and they need a player like Basham’s caliber, on the edge. Basham would start, and make an immediate impact right away.

31. Kansas City = Samuel Cosmi (RJr) OT – Texas

  • Patrick Mahomes was virtually running for his life, almost every play in the Super Bowl. Eric Fisher suffered a torn ACL, and the Chiefs need to be worried about his future. Cosmi won’t start right away, and would be a swing Tackle at first, then would eventually settle in as a starter.

32. Tampa Bay = Joseph Ossai (Jr) EDGE – Texas

  • Talk about a super team eh? The Bucs loaded up, and it payed off. Give GM Jason Licht, and HC Bruce Arians deserve a lot of credit. Shaq Barrett is a free agent, and might not be back. Ossai would start right away, and would be a nice tag team partner with Jason Pierre-Paul.

 

2nd Round

33. Jacksonville = Terrace Marshall Jr. (Jr) WR – LSU

34. New York Jets = Wyatt Davis (RJr) G – Ohio State

35. Miami (from Houston) = Trevon Moehrig (Jr) S – TCU

36. Atlanta = Joe Tryon (RJr) EDGE – Washington

37. Cincinnati = Pat Freiermuth (Jr) TE – Penn State

38. Philadelphia = Nick Bolton (Jr) LB – Missouri

39. Detroit = Levi Onwuzurike (RSr) DT – Washington

40. Carolina = Kadarius Toney (Sr) WR – Florida

41. Denver = Eric Stokes Jr. (RJr) CB – Georgia

42. Dallas = Liam Eichenberg (RSr) OT – Notre Dame

43. New York Giants = Creed Humphrey (RJr) C – Oklahoma

44. San Francisco = Rondale Moore (RSo) WR – Purdue

45. Los Angeles Chargers = Travis Etienne (Sr) RB – Clemson

46. Jacksonville (from Minnesota) = Trey Smith (Sr) OT/G – Tennessee

47. New England = Tylan Wallace (Sr) WR – Oklahoma State

48. Arizona = Javonte Williams (Jr) RB – North Carolina

49. Las Vegas = Deonte Brown (RSr) G – Alabama

50. Miami = Landon Dickerson (RSr) IOL – Alabama

51. Washington = Mac Jones (RJr) QB – Alabama

52. Chicago = Sage Surratt (RJr) WR – Wake Forest

53. Indianapolis = Dillon Radunz (RSr) OT – North Dakota State

54. Tennessee = Chatarius “Tutu” Atwell (Jr) WR – Louisville

55. Seattle = Spencer Brown (RSr) OT – Northern Iowa

56. Pittsburgh = Aaron Robinson (RSr) CB – UCF

57. Los Angeles Rams = Jackson Carman (Jr) OT – Clemson

58. Cleveland = Quincy Roche (RSr) EDGE – Miami

59. Baltimore = Richie Grant (RSr) S – UCF

60. New Orleans = Jevon Holland (Jr) S – Oregon

61. Green Bay = Greg Newsome II (Jr) CB – Northwestern

62. Buffalo = Jabril Cox (RSr) LB – LSU

63. Kansas City = Tyson Campbell (Jr) CB – Georgia

64. Tampa Bay = D’Wayne Eskridge (RSr) WR – Western Michigan

 

3rd Round

65. Jacksonville = Brevin Jordan (Jr) TE – Miami

66. New York Jets = Shaun Wade (RJr) DB – Ohio State

67. Houston = Amon-Ra St.Brown (Jr) WR – USC

68. Atlanta = Trey Sermon (Sr) RB – Ohio State

69. Cincinnati = Aaron Banks (RJr) G – Notre Dame

70. Philadelphia = Asante Samuel Jr. (Jr) CB – Florida State

71. Detroit = Hamsah Nasirildeen (Sr) S – Florida State

72. Carolina = Hunter Long (RJr) TE – Boston College

73. Denver = Andre Cisco (Jr) S – Syracuse

74. Dallas = Chazz Surratt (RSr) LB – North Carolina

75. New York Giants = Nico Collins (Sr) WR – Michigan

76. Washington (from San Francisco) = Walker Little (RJr) OT – Stanford

77. Los Angeles Chargers = Ifeatu Melifonwu (RJr) CB – Syracuse

78. Minnesota = Ben Cleveland (RSr) G – Georgia

79. Arizona = Tommy Tremble (RSo) TE – Notre Dame

80. Las Vegas = Kyle Trask (RSr) QB – Florida

81. Miami = Baron Browning (Sr) LB – Ohio State

82. Washington = Elijah Moore (Jr) WR – Ole Miss

83. Chicago = Josh Myers (RJr) IOL – Ohio State

84. Indianapolis = Amari Rodgers (Sr) WR – Clemson

85. Tennessee = Israel Mukuamu (Jr) CB – South Carolina

86. New York Jets (from Seattle) = Chuba Hubbard (RJr) RB – Oklahoma State

87. Pittsburgh = Jay Tufele (RJr) DT – USC

88. Detroit = Paulson Adebo (RJr) CB – Stanford

89. Cleveland = Pete Werner (Sr) LB – Ohio State

90. Minnesota (from Baltimore) = Daviyon Nixon (RJr) DT – Iowa

91. Cleveland (from New Orleans) = Richard LeCounte III (Sr) S – Georgia

92. Green Bay = Dez Fitzpatrick (RSr) WR – Louisville

93. Buffalo = Jack Anderson (RJr) G – Texas Tech

94. Kansas City = Cameron McGrone (RSo) LB – Michigan

95. Tampa Bay = James Hudson (RJr) OT – Cincinnati

96. New England = Keith Taylor Jr. (Sr) CB – Washington

97. Los Angeles Chargers = Jayson Oweh (RSo) EDGE – Penn State

98. New Orleans = Patrick Jones II (RSr) EDGE – Pittsburgh

99. Dallas = Marlon Tuipulotu (RJr) DT – USC

100. Tennessee = Tommy Togiai (Jr) DT – Ohio State

101. Los Angeles Rams = Hamilcar Rashed Jr. (RSr) EDGE – Oregon State

102. San Francisco = Robert Hainsey (Sr) OT/G – Notre Dame

103. Los Angeles Rams = Monty Rice (Sr) LB – Georgia

104. Baltimore = Dyami Brown (Jr) WR – North Carolina

105. New Orleans = Seth Williams (Jr) WR – Auburn

 

4th Round

106. Jacksonville = Caden Sterns (Jr) S – Texas

107. New York Jets = Charles Snowden (Sr) LB – Virginia

108. Houston = Elijah Molden (Sr) CB – Washington

109. Atlanta = Tony Fields II (Sr) LB – West Virginia

110. Cincinnati = Rodarius Williams (RSr) CB – Oklahoma State

111. Cleveland = Shi Smith (Sr) WR – South Carolina

112. Detroit = Tuf Borland (RSr) LB – Ohio State

113. Carolina = D’Ante Smith (RSr) OT – East Carolina

114. Denver = Marvin Wilson (Sr) DT – Florida State

115. Dallas = Paris Ford (RJr) S – Pittsburgh

116. New York Giants = Talanoa Hufanga (Jr) S – USC

117. San Francisco = Michael Carter (Sr) RB – North Carolina

118. Los Angeles Chargers = Frank Darby (RSr) WR – Arizona State

119. Minnesota = Alaric Jackson (RSr) OT – Iowa

120. New England = Kellen Mond (Sr) QB – Texas A&M

121. Houston = Rhamondre Stevenson (Sr) RB – Oklahoma

122. Las Vegas = Jaylen Twyman (RJr) DT – Pittsburgh

123. Miami = Tyler Shelvin (RJr) DT – LSU

124. Washington = Kary Vincent Jr. (Sr) DB – LSU

125. Minnesota = Ar’Darius Washington (RSo) S – TCU

126. Indianapolis = Kelvin Joseph (RSo) CB – Kentucky

127. Tennessee = Jordan Smith (RJr) EDGE – UAB

128. Seattle = Ronnie Perkins (Jr) EDGE – Oklahoma

129. Pittsburgh = Drake Jackson (RSr) C – Kentucky

130. Jacksonville = Ambry Thomas (Sr) CB – Michigan

131. Cleveland = Marco Wilson (RJr) CB – Florida

132. Baltimore = Adrian Ealy (RJr) OT – Oklahoma

133. New Orleans = Jamie Newman (RSr) QB – Wake Forest/Georgia

134. Green Bay = Justin Hilliard (RSr) LB – Ohio State

135. Minnesota = Demetric Felton (RSr) RB/WR – UCLA

136. Kansas City = Anthony Schwartz (Jr) WR – Auburn

137. Tampa Bay = Payton Turner (Sr) EDGE – Houston

138. New England = Divine Deablo (RSr) S – Virginia Tech

139. Dallas = Elerson Smith (RSr) EDGE – Northern Iowa

140. Los Angeles Rams = Tre Brown (Sr) CB – Oklahoma

141. Pittsburgh = Cornell Powell (RSr) WR – Clemson

142. Green Bay = Darius Stills (Sr) DT – West Virginia

143. Minnesota = K.J. Britt (Sr) LB – Auburn

144. Kansas City = Dayo Odeyingbo (Sr) EDGE – Vanderbilt

145. New England = Kenny Yeboah (RSr) TE – Ole Miss

 

5th Round

146. Jacksonville = Brady Christensen (RJr) OT – BYU

147. New York Jets = Tre’ McKitty (Sr) TE – Georgia

148. Houston = Jamin Davis (RJr) LB – Kentucky

149. Atlanta = Josh Palmer (Sr) WR – Tennessee

150. Cincinnati = Marlon Williams (Sr) WR – UCF

151. Philadelphia = Davis Mills (RJr) QB – Stanford

152. Detroit = Rashad Weaver (RSr) EDGE – Pittsburgh

153. Carolina = Kenneth Gainwell (RSo) RB – Memphis

154. Denver = Shaka Toney (RSr) EDGE – Penn State

155. Philadelphia = JaCoby Stevens (Sr) S – LSU

156. New York Jets = Jonathon Cooper (RSr) EDGE – Ohio State

157. San Francisco = Tariq Thompson (Sr) S – San Diego State

158. Los Angeles Chargers = David Moore (RSr) G – Grambling State

159. Minnesota = Sam Ehlinger (Sr) QB – Texas

160. New England = Osa Odighizuwa (RSr) DT – UCLA

161. Arizona = Paddy Fisher (RSr) LB – Northwestern

162. Buffalo = Jaret Patterson (Jr) RB – Buffalo

163. Las Vegas = Tamorrion Terry (RJr) WR – Florida State

164. Washington = Trey Hill (Jr) IOL – Georgia

165. Chicago = Victor Dimukeje (Sr) EDGE – Duke

166. Indianapolis = Alim McNeil (Jr) DT – NC State

167. Tennessee = Dazz Newsome (Sr) WR – North Carolina

168. Seattle = Deommodore Lenoir (Sr) CB – Oregon

169. Baltimore = Brady Breeze (RSr) S – Oregon

170. Cleveland = Tommy Kraemer (RSr) OT/G – Notre Dame

171. Jacksonville = Malik Herring (Sr) EDGE – Georgia

172. Minnesota = Tre Norwood (RJr) CB – Oklahoma

173. San Francisco = Jimmy Morrissey (RSr) C – Pittsburgh

174. Green Bay = Joshuah Bledsoe (Sr) S – Missouri

175. Buffalo = Whop Philyor (Sr) WR – Indiana

176. Kansas City = D.J. Daniel (Sr) CB – Georgia

177. Tampa Bay = Ta’Quon Graham (Sr) DL – Texas

178. Green Bay = Noah Gray (Sr) TE – Duke

179. Dallas = Luke Farrell (RSr) TE – Ohio State

180. Kansas City = Khalil Herbert (RSr) RB – Virginia Tech

181. Atlanta = Shawn Davis (Sr) S – Florida

182. San Francisco = Tarron Jackson (RSr) EDGE – Coastal Carolina

183. Atlanta = Thomas Graham Jr. (Sr) CB – Oregon

184. Baltimore = Benjamin St-Juste (RJr) CB – Minnesota

185. Carolina = Camryn Bynum (RSr) CB – California

186. Tampa Bay = Buddy Johnson (Sr) LB – Texas A&M

Riley’s Big Board 1.0

Cover Photo by Getty Images/SN Illustration & All Logos were taken from wikipedia.org

The NFL Draft is just over two months away and the anticipation is growing. Here, are my current Top 50 prospects entering the 2021 NFL Draft. I am anticipating a lot of movement over the next two months but, these prospects will be difference makers wherever they land.

  1. Trevor Lawrence – QB, Clemson  Clemson Tigers logo.svg
  2. Penei Sewell – OT, Oregon  Logo
  3. Justin Fields – QB, Ohio State  Logo
  4. DeVonta Smith – WR, Alabama  Alabama Crimson Tide logo.svg
  5. Micah Parsons – LB, Penn State  Logo
  6. Ja’Marr Chase – WR, LSU  Logo
  7. Patrick Surtain II – CB, Alabama  Alabama Crimson Tide logo.svg
  8. Zach Wilson – QB, BYU  Logo
  9. Rashawn Slater – OT, Northwestern  Northwestern Wildcats logo.svg
  10. Caleb Farley – CB, Virginia Tech  Virginia Tech Hokies logo.svg
  11. Kyle Pitts – TE, Florida  Logo
  12. Jaylen Waddle – WR, Alabama  Alabama Crimson Tide logo.svg
  13. Gregory Rousseau – EDGE, Miami  Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
  14. Jaycee Horn – CB, South Carolina  South Carolina Gamecocks logo.svg
  15. Travis Etienne – RB, Clemson  Logo
  16. Trey Lance – QB, North Dakota State  Logo
  17. Jaelan Phillips – EGDE, Miami  Logo
  18. Christian Darrisaw – OT, Virginia Tech  Logo
  19. Alijah Vera-Tucker – OL, USC  Logo 
  20. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah – LB, Notre Dame  Logo
  21. Najee Harris – RB, Alabama  Alabama Crimson Tide logo.svg
  22. Kwity Paye – EDGE, Michigan  Logo
  23. Rashod Bateman – WR, Minnesota  Logo
  24. Jalen Mayfield – OT, Michigan  Logo
  25. Zaven Collins – LB, Tulsa  Logo
  26. Wyatt Davis – OL, Ohio State  Logo
  27. Christian Barmore – DL, Alabama  Alabama Crimson Tide logo.svg
  28. Trevon Moehrig – S, TCU  TCU Horned Frogs logo.svg
  29. Terrace Marshall Jr. – WR, LSU  Logo
  30. Mac Jones – QB, Alabama  Alabama Crimson Tide logo.svg
  31. Samuel Cosmi – OT, Texas  Logo
  32. Nick Bolton – LB, Missouri Logo 
  33. Alex Leatherwood – OT, Alabama  Alabama Crimson Tide logo.svg
  34. Joseph Ossai – LB, Texas  Logo
  35. Patrick Jones II – EDGE, Pittsburgh  Logo
  36. Trey Smith – OL, Tennessee  Logo
  37. Liam Eichenberg – OT, Notre Dame  Logo
  38. Asante Samuel Jr. – CB, Florida State  Logo
  39. Levi Onwuzurike – DL, Washington  Washington Huskies logo.svg
  40. Rondale Moore – WR, Purdue  Purdue Boilermakers logo.svg
  41. Creed Humphrey – C, Oklahoma  Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
  42. Richie Grant – S, UCF  Logo
  43. Marvin Wilson – DL, Florida State  Logo
  44. Dillon Radunz – OT, North Dakota State  Logo
  45. Pat Freiermuth – TE, Penn State  Logo
  46. Javonte Williams – RB, North Carolina  Logo
  47. Landon Dickerson – C, Alabama  Alabama Crimson Tide logo.svg
  48. Justyn Ross – WR, Clemson  Logo
  49. Dylan Moses – LB, Alabama  Alabama Crimson Tide logo.svg
  50. Jevon Holland – S, Oregon  Logo

Pupo’s 2021 Big Board 2.0

photo by: buckeyesports.com / All College Football logos by: en.wikipedia.org

We are 84 days away, until Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft kicks off. I’ve been counting down the days, since last year’s Draft ended. Are you counting down the days? If not, you should be. Before you know it, Draft Day will be here. The NFL Draft, is so unpredictable, which makes the event, even more fun. When it’s officially Draft Day, I feel like a kid on Christmas morning. It’s truly, my favourite event of the year. I’m sure this list will change quite a bit, but for now, here are my top 50 players in this year’s Draft. Enjoy!

  1. Trevor Lawrence (Jr) QB – Clemson Clemson Tigers - Wikipedia
  2. Justin Fields (Jr) QB – Ohio State Ohio State Buckeyes - Wikipedia
  3. Penei Sewell (Jr) OT – Oregon Oregon Ducks - Wikipedia
  4. Patrick Surtain II (Jr) CB – Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide - Wikipedia
  5. DeVonta Smith (Sr) WR – Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide - Wikipedia
  6. Ja’Marr Chase (Jr) WR – LSU 2020 LSU Tigers football team - Wikipedia
  7. Kyle Pitts (Jr) TE – Florida Florida Gators - Wikipedia
  8. Najee Harris (Sr) RB – Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide - Wikipedia
  9. Caleb Farley (RJr) CB – Virginia Tech File:Virginia Tech Hokies logo.svg - Wikipedia
  10. Micah Parsons (Jr) LB – Penn State Penn State Nittany Lions - Wikipedia
  11. Gregory Rousseau (RSo) EDGE – Miami Miami Hurricanes - Wikipedia
  12. Jaylen Waddle (Jr) WR – Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide - Wikipedia
  13. Jaycee Horn (Jr) CB – South Carolina South Carolina Gamecocks - Wikipedia
  14. Zach Wilson (Jr) QB – BYU Image result for byu football logo
  15. Trey Lance (RSo) QB – North Dakota State Image result for north dakota state football logo
  16. Travis Etienne (Sr) RB – Clemson Clemson Tigers - Wikipedia
  17. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (RJr) LB – Notre Dame Image result for notre dame football logo
  18. Rashawn Slater (Sr) OT/G – Northwestern Image result for northwestern football logo
  19. Christian Darrisaw (Jr) OT – Virginia Tech File:Virginia Tech Hokies logo.svg - Wikipedia
  20. Alex Leatherwood (Sr) OT/G – AlabamaAlabama Crimson Tide - Wikipedia
  21. Alijah Vera-Tucker (RJr) OT/G – USC USC Trojans football - Wikipedia
  22. Jaelan Phillips (RJr) EDGE – Miami Miami Hurricanes - Wikipedia
  23. Terrace Marshall Jr. (Jr) WR – LSU 2020 LSU Tigers football team - Wikipedia
  24. Christian Barmore (RSo) DT – AlabamaAlabama Crimson Tide - Wikipedia
  25. Creed Humphrey (RJr) C – Oklahoma Oklahoma Sooners - Wikipedia
  26. Wyatt Davis (RJr) G – Ohio State Ohio State Buckeyes - Wikipedia
  27. Zaven Collins (RJr) LB – Tulsa Image result for tulsa football logo
  28. Teven Jenkins (RSr) OT – Oklahoma State Oklahoma State Cowboys and Cowgirls - Wikipedia
  29. Josh Myers (RJr) IOL – Ohio State Ohio State Buckeyes - Wikipedia
  30. Carlos Basham Jr. (RSr) EDGE – Wake Forest Wake Forest Demon Deacons - Wikipedia
  31. Richie Grant (RSr) S – UCF Image result for ucf football logo
  32. Samuel Cosmi (RJr) OT – Texas Texas Longhorns - Wikipedia
  33. Trey Sermon (Sr) RB – Ohio State Oklahoma Sooners - Wikipedia
  34. Kadarius Toney (Sr) WR – Florida Florida Gators - Wikipedia
  35. Azeez Ojulari (RSo) EDGE – Georgia Georgia Bulldogs football - Wikipedia
  36. Kwity Paye (Sr) EDGE – Michigan Michigan Wolverines - Wikipedia
  37. Rashod Bateman (Jr) WR – Minnesota Minnesota Golden Gophers - Wikipedia
  38. Pat Freiermuth (Jr) TE – Penn State Penn State Nittany Lions - Wikipedia
  39. Liam Eichenberg (RSr) OT – Notre Dame Image result for notre dame football logo
  40. Rondale Moore (RSo) WR – Purdue Purdue Boilermakers - Wikipedia
  41. Trevon Moehrig (Jr) S – TCU Image result for tcu horned frogs logo
  42. Dylan Moses (RJr) LB – AlabamaAlabama Crimson Tide - Wikipedia
  43. Marvin Wilson (Sr) DT – Florida State Florida State Seminoles - Wikipedia
  44. Eric Stokes Jr. (RJr) CB – Georgia Georgia Bulldogs football - Wikipedia
  45. Jackson Carman (Jr) OT – Clemson Clemson Tigers - Wikipedia
  46. Jevon Holland (Jr) S – Oregon Oregon Ducks - Wikipedia
  47. Jalen Mayfield (RSo) OT – Michigan Michigan Wolverines - Wikipedia
  48. Javonte Williams (Jr) RB – North Carolina Image result for unc football logo
  49. Quincy Roche (RSr) EDGE – Miami Miami Hurricanes - Wikipedia
  50. Tyson Campbell (Jr) CB – Georgia Georgia Bulldogs football - Wikipedia

Winners from the Senior Bowl Practices – Guys to watch during the game

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Senior Bowl Week is one of the best weeks of the year. I still rememeber after watching it last year and thinking, “I gotta wait a whole year, for next year’s Senior Bowl”. Turns out, I didn’t have to wait that long, because the year flew by pretty fast. Jeez, does time ever fly. Scouts and team executives across the league, have a chance to watch the top graduated players in the Country. This year’s game is the most important of them all, due to the Scouting Combine being cancelled. I wrote about the guys who were winners from the week of practice, and a few players to watch during the game tomorrow.

 

D’Wayne Eskridge (RSr) WR – Western Michigan

Eskridge might have had the best performance of everyone during practices. He consistently showed the ability to create separation, and also catch the Football. He’s fast, and he was leaving defenders in dust. I barely even heard of this guy before this week started, but that’s one of the joys of all-star games. Guys who you barely heard of, or never heard of, can pop up out of nowhere, and can improve their Draft stock so much. Eskridge played mostly WR during his time at Western Michigan, and did play some Cornerback as well. He’s a little undersized at only 5’9, but he can still do damage. I’m not sure, if he will be a true outside WR, but he’s a player you can use on fly routes, end-arounds, and also quick screens. He’s a mix of Deebo Samuel, and Mike Wallace. At the end of the day, I don’t see him being a 1st Round pick, however, I do see him going somewhere in the 2nd, due to his strong performace during the practices.

Kadarius Toney (Sr) WR – Florida

Toney is really the human joystick. He just moves different, than everybody else. He’s so quick in and out of his routes, it’s so difficult for Defensive Backs to mirror, and we saw that on display during the practices. It seemed like every time I watched him run a route, he instantly created seperation, and DB’s looked lost. However, I did notice, he dropped the Football on many occasions. It’s ironic, because he didn’t drop a pass all season.This past season, he really made strides, as to becoming a true outside WR. I don’t think he’s their yet, but he’s on his way. I wouldn’t be surprised, if he goes in the opening frame. He’s going to make a team very happy.

Richie Grant (RSr) S – UCF

I really thought Grant would have came out last year. He most likely would have been a middle round pick, had he entered last year’s Draft. Well, it turns out he made the right decision to return to School, because he is going to go higher than that. He arrived at UCF, as a WR, before switching to the other side of the ball. He’s been arguably the best Defensive Back all week of practice. He was real sticky in coverage, showing explosiveness, great range, and good closing burst. He’s really elevated his stock this week in Mobile. He could slip in to the end of the 1st Round, but I see him being a 2nd Round pick.

Quinn Meinerz (Sr) IOL – Wisconsin-Whitewater

Meinerz might be the fan favourite of this year’s Senior Bowl. He’s the only D3 player their this week in Mobile. Whether you play D1, FCS, D2, D3, NAIA, if you ball, the scouts will find you, and this is a perfect example of that. It sure didn’t look like he was a D3 player, because he had a great week of practice. He showed off his really quick feet, and strength all week during practices. If he can translate what he did in the 3 days of practices to the game tomorrow, his stock is going to skyrocket even more.

 

 

2 guys to watch during the game tomorrow

Feleipe Franks (RSr) QB – Arkansas

Franks is my favourite Quarterback in this year’s Draft. He dislocated his ankle early in the 2019 Season, causing him to miss the rest of the season. With Kyle Trask having a good year, after taking over for him, Franks decided to transfer to Arkansas. He had a nice season at Arkansas, throwing for 2,017 Yards, while completing 68% of his passes, tossed 17 Touchdowns, and threw 4 Interceptions. He will most likely have to start off his career as a backup, but I really think he has starter potential, in the near future. A good game tomorrow, would make it more clear to evaluators, that he can start in this league. He will be a Day 3 pick, and I see him going in the 5th Round. He could really be a steal for a team. I really like his upside.

 

Quincy Roche (RSr) EDGE – Miami

Roche spent 4 years at Temple, and then transferred to Miami for his final season. More eyes were on teammate Jaelan Phillips this past season, however Roche put together a nice season, finishing with 45 total tackles (27 solo), 4.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and recovered 2 fumbles. The Hurricanes have 3 stud Edge rushers coming out this year in Rousseau, Phillips, and Roche. Roche might end up being the best out of the 3. He had a nice week of practice, which should propel him, to having a nice day tomorrow. He could very well, become the best Edge rusher out of this years Draft.

 

Riley’s 2021 Mock Draft 1.0

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Mock Draft 1.0, Pre Super Bowl. So many rumors and smoke-screens being thrown around right now. It will be an interesting off-season as teams need to navigate the Draft process in the middle of a pandemic.


Round 1

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars

Selection: Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson

Trevor Lawrence may be the greatest Quarterback prospect to ever come out of College. New Jags Head Coach Urban Meyer gets his franchise Quarterback with the first pick in the draft.


2. New York Jets

Selection: Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon

I see the Jets as the top suitor for Deshaun Watson. However, in this Mock I am not including trades so they stick with their guy Sam Darnold. The Jets offensive line was atrocious last season and protecting Darnold needs to be the top priority for the Jets front office. Sewell will be a day one starter and a cornerstone for the franchise for years to come.


3. Miami Dolphins (via Houston)  

Selection: DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama

This seems like a match made in heaven, the Heisman Trophy winner is absolutely electric on the field. The Dolphins landed their franchise Quarterback last year with Tua, now it’s time to surround him with the weapons to succeed. Reuniting the former college teammates will only accelerate their development and make transitioning to the NFL easier for Smith.


4. Atlanta Falcons 

Selection: Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State

This might be the first surprise of the draft. Matt Ryan’s tenure with the Falcons is coming to an end. With a new coaching staff and general manager, the new era in Atlanta will begin. With proper coaching, Fields has the potential to be a home town hero and one of the best Quarterbacks in the league for years to come.


5. Cincinnati Bengals 

Selection: Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern

Joe Burrow was running for his life last season. With this pick not only do the Bengals get one of the top offensive tackles in the draft, they are also getting the most versatile offensive lineman. Slater has played both right and left tackle at Northwestern, and can also kick inside to Guard if need be.


6. Philadelphia Eagles

Selection: Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU

I think the Eagles front office is kicking themselves for passing up on Justin Jefferson last year. So this time they do not miss out on his former teammate. Chase opted out of football for the 2020 season but simply dominated on the field during in 2019, by putting up nearly 1,800 yards and 20 touchdowns. The Eagles seem to have decided to roll with Carson Wentz, so giving him a true number one receiver will help get him back on track.


7. Detroit Lions

Selection: Zach Wilson, QB, BYU

In all honesty I do not think Wilson will be available at 7, Detroit will most likely have to trade up to get him. Matt Stafford is on his way out and the Lions will be on the search for their next franchise Quarterback. Dan Campbell, the newly appointed head coach will want a Quarterback who will match his energy. Wilson is a high motor guy and has all the tools to succeed in the league.


8. Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers logo

Selection: Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State

Last year, the Panthers draft picks were all on the defensive side of the ball, and that trend continues here. Luke Kuechly’s surprising retirement left a void in the middle of that defense. Here, the Panthers find his replacement to pair him beside Shaq Thompson. Parsons is an explosive and versatile playmaker that will only benefit the Panthers defense long-term.


9. Denver Broncos Denver Broncos logo

Selection: Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama

Cornerback may be the biggest need on Vic Fangio’s defense and Surtain II has all the makings of a lock-down cornerback. He is aggressive and has good size to contest bigger receivers. If the Broncos decide to roll with Drew Lock or look at adding a guy like Matthew Stafford in Free Agency, than addressing the defensive back position at 9 is the best bet.


10. Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys logo

Selection: Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech

Farley is extremely talented and fills a need on the Cowboys defense. Farley is fantastic at press, man-to-man coverage. He is big and is not afraid to get physical with opposing receivers. The only reason I have him behind Surtain II is because Farley played solely on the left side at Virginia Tech. Overall he is a top ten talent and a secondary of Farley, Diggs and Awuzie sounds pretty good to me.


11. New York Giants New York Giants logo

Selection: Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama

The Giants are all in with Daniel Jones and need to get him some weapons to throw the ball to. Slayton and Shepard are good no. 2 options but are not game changers. With the return of Saquon, adding a receiver like Waddle will allow Jones to make the leap in his third NFL season.


12. San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers logo

Selection: Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina

The son of four-time Pro Bowl receiver Joe Horn, Jaycee was raised to play in the NFL. He enters the draft as one of the best Cornerbacks available, and has experience playing inside and out. Richard Sherman is rumored to be on the way out of San Francisco, which will open the door for Horn will be a quality starter in the 49ers secondary for years to come.


13. Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers logo

Selection: Alijah Vera-Tucker, OL, USC

The Chargers must address the offensive line in the draft and do so here by taking Vera-Tucker. Most experts see him kicking inside to play Guard but he is capable of anchoring an offensive line from the Tackle position. Last season, Herbert was under pressure almost every time he dropped back. Tucker will help keep a clean pocket for the young QB.


14. Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings logo

Selection: Gregory Rousseau, EDGE, Miami

Rousseau opted out of the 2020 season but was an absolute terror for opposing Quarterbacks in 2019. Landing Rousseau at no. 14 will be a steal for Mike Zimmer and the Vikings organization. Last season the Vikings pass rush lost Danielle Hunter to a season ending injury. Pairing Hunter and Rousseau together as book ends on the defensive line, Quarterbacks will have nightmares before facing the Vikings.


15. New England Patriots New England Patriots logo

Selection: Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida

It is no secret that New England had absolutely no production from the Tight End position last season. Pitts became a focal point at Florida for their offense. The 6-foot-6 Tight End can catch, run, and block, making whoever is playing Quarterback for the Patriots this season one happy man.


16. Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals logo

Selection: Jaelan Phillips, EDGE, Miami

The first two edge rushers who come off the board are both former Hurricanes. Phillips is quick off the edge and will be able to learn from Chandler Jones, who is one of the best pass-rushers in the league. The Cardinals are only a few pieces away from being able to contend, and putting pressure on opposing Quarterbacks goes a long way.


17. Las Vegas Raiders Las Vegas Raiders logo

Selection: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame

The Raiders have a very average Linebacker group, but here they address that problem by selecting Owusu-Koramoah. He is a very gifted athlete who can cover the slot and is an efficient blitzer. I like his fit in the Raiders defense and Vegas now has a do-it-all linebacker that each team needs in todays NFL.


18. Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins logo

Selection: Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech

The Dolphins selected DeVonta Smith with their first pick, now they look to continue to build around Tua and draft a player who will protect him. Miami has an underrated defense so it all comes down to building an offense that makes Tua comfortable.


19. Washington Football Team Washington Football Team logo

Selection: Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State

This one was a toss up. I can see Washington address the glaring need at Wide Receiver here but instead they take their eventual franchise Quarterback. Lance isn’t necessarily a polished Quarterback, but he has all the tools he needs to develop into the eventual starter in Washington. I think they may look at the available Quarterbacks in Free Agency, but if they are not able to land one of those guys, Lance will be able to come in and learn from Alex Smith the same way Patrick Mahomes did.


20. Chicago Bears Chicago Bears logo

Selection: Jalen Mayfield, OT, Michigan

Mayfield has the ability to play inside and out, and is a powerful run blocker who finishes his block. I get the sense that Mitchell Trubisky will be back in Chicago after the way he finished the season. The Bears Offensive Line was questionable last season and getting a versatile lineman like Mayfield will pay off.


21. Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts logo

Selection: Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas

The loss of Anthony Castonzo will play a huge factor into Indy’s draft plans. I believe they will try to go after a veteran QB in Free Agency or via Trade. Cosmi is an absolute monster standing at 6-foot-7 and has a ton of experience playing both Left and Right Tackle. He is a  day-one capable starter and will plug into one of the best offensive lines in the league.


22. Tennessee Titans Tennessee Titans logo

Selection: Kwity Paye, EDGE Michigan

The Titans pass-rush was lackluster last season to say the least. The Clowney experiment didn’t pay off but here, they get a guy who can get after the Quarterback and wreck havoc in the backfield.


23. New York Jets (via Seattle) New York Jets logo

Selection: Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson

The Jets are back with their second pick in the first round. The trend continues of surrounding Sam Darnold with some offensive help, and boy do they do it here. Travis Etienne is my top rated Runningback in this years class and is a do-it-all type back. He can run inside and out, as well as catch the ball out of the backfield. Things are starting to look up for Gang Green fans.


24. Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers logo

Selection: Najee Harris, RB, Alabama

Back-to-back Runningbacks are taken here. The Steelers finished dead last in rushing last season and were incredibly hard to watch down the stretch. Ben Roethlisberger is committed to playing at least one more season, so Harris will come in as the featured back as the Steelers get back to their old ground-and-pound ways.


25. Jacksonville Jaguars (via Los Angeles Rams) Jacksonville Jaguars logo

Selection: Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU

Moehrig is the best and arguably the only first-round caliber Safety in this years draft class. The Jags need to rebuild their defense and adding a Safety like Moehrig who can play deep middle, as well as in the box will allow him to disguise the play before either coming on a blitz or dropping into coverage.


26. Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns helmet

Selection: Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa 

Cleveland needs to upgrade at the Linebacker position to say the least. They had production from the position last year but it was a weakness on the team. Mack Wilson had a down year and Sione Takitaki is far from a great Linebacker. Zaven Collins has the size and speed to be an every-down linebacker in today’s modern game.


27. Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens logo

Selection: Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota

Bateman is a good clean route runner, who would pair well with the burner Marquise Brown. Bateman has good hands and is a willing blocker. I believe he will transition well to the NFL and be a true no. 1 Receiver for Lamar Jackson.


28. New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints logo

Selection: Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri

Kwon Alexander will most likely be a cap-casualty and Demario Davis isn’t getting any younger, making Linebacker a top priority for the Saints. Quarterback could be an option here, but I think Drew Brees passes the torch to Jameis Winston this off-season. Bolton has good range and can cover sideline to sideline, making him a good value pick at 28.


29. Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers logo

Selection: Terrace Marshall Jr, WR, LSU

A Receiver to Green Bay?!? Yes, I know it may sound crazy but the front office is dying to make up for not drafting Aaron Rodgers any weapons last year. Rodgers made guys like Allen Lazard and Marquez Valdes-Scantling look good, imagine what he would do with another talented Receiver like Marshall Jr.


30. Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills logo

Selection: Javonte Williams, RB, North Carolina

The Buffalo Bills may have been the biggest surprise of the 2020 NFL season. Everyone had high expectations but who would have thought they would make it to the AFC Championship? As good as they were, they struggled running the ball and Devin Singletary only reached the endzone twice. As good as Josh Allen is as a runner, I don’t want to see him take unnecessary hits. Javonte Williams is a strong, physical runner who sees the field well, making it hard for defenders to bring him down. 


31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo

Selection: Mac Jones, QB, Alabama

The Buccaneers built a super team in Tampa last year, and as of right now, there are no glaring needs. Tom Brady can’t play forever (even though it might feel like he can), so it makes sense to take his eventual successor. Mac Jones was arguably the top College QB in 2020 and developed as a passer throughout the season. Here, he can learn from one of the greatest Quarterback’s of all time and become one of the leagues top Quarterbacks in the future.


32. Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs logo

Selection: Wyatt Davis, OL, Ohio State

The Chiefs can’t go wrong here. They don’t have any glaring needs and can take the best player available. I think they do that here by taking the best available interior Offensive Lineman. Davis is a physical blocker who punishes defenders. Kansas City need to protect Patrick Mahomes, who is not only the face of their franchise, but the face of the league.

 

 

 

 

 

Interview with Furman EDGE Adrian Hope

Name: Adrian Hope
Height: 6’1
Weight: 230
College: Furman
DOB: August 15th, 1999 (21)
Adrian Hope got off to a great start to his College career. In his first season, he led the FCS in sacks per game with 15, in just 10 games. Due to his relentless effort and drive, he has earned the name “HopeAttack”. He was named a Jerry Rice finalist in 2018, and also has been named 2 time first team All-Conference. With his remaining eligibility, Adrian is looking too finish with the most sacks in Furman School history.
1. What is your position?
– EDGE
2. At what age did you start playing Football?
– I started playing Football at the age of 7.
3. What is your pre-game meal?
– My pre-game meal is Spinach.
4. What is your pre-game routine?
– My pre-game routine consists of me listening to music, getting my mind right, personal warm-ups, and stretching.
5. How did Furman recruit you?
– Furman got a new coaching staff, and I fit the OLB position really well.
6. How has your experience been so far at Furman?
– My experience so far at Furman has been amazing. I’ve had a chance to learn and grow, with so many guys all over the world. Furman puts an emphasis on academics. The staff and players do a nice job facilitating the environment, where everyone can succeed.
7. What is your biggest strength, and your biggest weakness?
– My biggest strength is my get off, and my biggest weakness is my coverage.
8. Who would you say your NFL Comparison is, and why?
– My NFL Comparison would be Dante Fowler Jr. His style of play, is very similar to mine.
9. What’s been your favourite Football memory so far?
– My favourite Football memory so far, would be my last sack of the 2018 Season. My Dad challenged me to get 15 Sacks, and on the last play of the game, I made it to 15.
10. Who’s your favourite NFL Player, and why?
– My favourite NFL Player is Frank Clark, because he primarily uses the speed rush, and we both have a fast get off.
11. Who is your biggest inspiration?
– My biggest inspiration are my parents. They have sacrificed a lot for me, to be in the position that I am in.
12. What are your looking to do, when your finished playing Football?
– I’m finishing up my Computer Science Degree, and I would like to work in game or app design, once I’m finished playing Football. I’m also looking to travel the world.

Interview with Ole Miss EDGE Tavius Robinson

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Name: Tavius Robinson
Height: 6’7
Weight: 250lbs
Position: DE/OLB
College: Ole Miss/University of Guelph
DOB: 1/3/1999 (22)

1. What is your position?
– Defensive End/Outside Linebacker

2. At what age did you start playing Football?
– Around 7/8 years old

3. What is your pre-game meal?
– My pre-game meal consists of something light, maybe spaghetti or chicken breasts.

4. What is your pre-game routine?
– My pre-game routine consists of me listening to music and focusing on my job, and what I’m about to do in the game.

5. How was your experience at the University of Guelph?
– My experience at Guelph was great. Growing up in Guelph my whole life, and then going to the University, was a great experience. The Guelph program including the coaches and players, really is a family feel, and developed me into the player and person I am today.

6. What were your stats, in your two years their combined?
– 12.5 sacks/44 tackles/16.5 TFL/5 Brups

7. How did Ole Miss recruit you?
– They received my highlight tape, and were interested. Then over multiple zoom calls explained how the program was.

8. How has your experience been so far at Ole Miss?
– So far my experience has been great. Socially ever since I got here, all of the guys have been very welcoming, and overall good guys which made the Football part easier. Football wise, I’m learning new things everyday and definitely getting better.

9. Were you surprised of how much faster D1 is compared to U Sports?
– I definitely was surprised at first, how much faster Offenses moved at the D1 level, but the game is starting to slow down for me now. As the weeks and days stack onto each other, the game is becoming slower.

10. What is your biggest strength, and weakness of your game?
– My biggest strength is finesse/speed moves. My biggest weakness right now, is my overall strength and power, being able to bull rush. But that will come with more strength and conditioning.

11. Who would you say is your NFL Comparison, and why?
– My NFL Comparison would be Danielle Hunter. He is a tall long speed Defensive End, and plays similar to how I play.

12. What’s your favourite Football memory so far?
– My first game here at Ole Miss, coming out and seeing the amount of fans and the atmosphere of the stadium (even at 25% capacity was still crazy to me).

13. Who is your favourite NFL Player, and why?
– My favourite NFL Player is Khalil Mack because of his pass rush expertise.

14. Who is your biggest inspiration?
– My biggest inspiration are my Mom and my Dad, because they have always worked so hard to make sure that me and my siblings live a good life.

15. What are you looking to do, when your finished playing Football?
– When I’m doing playing Football, I will be starting a Landscape architecture business.

Pupo’s Mock Draft 2.0

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With the NFL regular season winding down, it’s time for me, to put out another Mock Draft. It’s always Mock Draft szn. Back in July, I put out my first Mock, and I had the Jags picking 1st, and the Jets picking 2nd. Pretty good eh? The 2021 Draft, might be virtual again. If it is, your excitement level still should be high. The First Round kicks off on April 29th. It seems far away, but it will be here before you know it. I’m not sure about you, but when it’s Draft Day, I feel like a kid on Christmas morning. Their has been reports, that Trevor Lawrence might return to School. Ya he’s not coming back. He’s not coming back. If you think he’s going to come back, then that thought needs to leave your brain. Kick back, relax, and enjoy my 3 Round Mock!

 

  1. New York Jets = Trevor Lawrence (Jr) QB – Clemson

Like I mentioned above, Trevor Lawrence is not coming back. As we get closer to the Draft, this is starting to feel like a lock. Sam Darnold has had virtually nothing around him, and everybody knows it, which is why he isn’t succeeding. The Jets won’t pass up on a generational talent in Lawrence, and perhaps the best Quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck. Lawrence becomes the new face of the franchise in The Big Apple.

2. Jacksonville Jaguars = Justin Fields (Jr) QB – Ohio State

Gardner Minshew isn’t bad, but he’s not the guy that will lead you to the Super Bowl. General Manager David Caldwell just got fired, and Head Coach Doug Marrone, will be out the door soon enough. To me, I don’t think there’s much of a drop off, from Lawrence to Fields. Lawrence is 1A, and Fields is 1B. That vegan diet that Fields is on, has really benefited him. His play has improved so much, and he’s looked near flawless all season. I see Fields winning the Natty, and riding off in the sunset. The Jags hit the reset button, and select Fields.

3. Cincinnati = Penei Sewell (Jr) OT – Oregon

Ja’Marr Chase was tempting here. Him and Burrow would create fireworks, like they did at LSU. With Burrow going down last week, they should be more focused on protecting him. Sewell is the top Tackle in this Draft, and might be the best in the past 10 years. Good luck trying to pronounce his name, and good luck trying to get by him.

4. Dallas = Patrick Surtain II (Jr) CB – Alabama

We all know that this Cowboys team isn’t this bad, and we all know why their picking here. I would have given the Cowboys Sewell, but he’s off the board. The Cowboys Secondary has been awful this year, and Surtain would instantly give it a much-needed boost. Him and Trevon Diggs, would be a nice CB tandem, just like they were at Alabama.

5. Los Angeles Chargers = Gregory Rousseau (RSo) EDGE – Miami

This was a tough one. The Chargers could use another Tackle, but a Tackle here, would be a reach. With Melvin Ingram ticketed for Free Agency next Spring, the Chargers grab their replacement here. Rousseau had an impressive year, last season as a RS Freshman, finishing with 15.5 sacks, which was good for 2nd in the Country, only behind the No.2 overall pick this year, Chase Young.

6. Carolina = Trey Lance (RSo) QB – North Dakota State

Teddy Bridgewater has played fine, and has played better than I expected him to. Everyone knows, he’s not the long term answer. However, with the Panthers picking this high, I don’t see them passing up on their next franchise signal caller. We’ve only seen Lance play once this year, but he’s still QB3. Lance might need a year to get acclimated, but his ceiling his very high.

7. Philadelphia = Micah Parsons (Jr) LB – Penn State

The Eagles won’t draft a Quarterback this high. If Wentz continues to struggle, Jalen Hurts might hear his name called. If Hurts struggles as well, they will let it play out another year. The middle of that Eagles Defense is weak, and Parsons would instantly help. Parsons might be the best LB prospect to come out since Luke Kuechly. He’s not only going to be one of the best LB’s, but one of the best players in Football. This kid is a stud.

8. Washington Football Team = Zach Wilson (Jr) QB – BYU

Alex Smith is an inspiration to us all, and is playing some nice Football for Washington. If this was me, I would give Dwayne Haskins a better supporting cast, and then evaluate him. It’s obvious, they don’t view him as “the guy”. I’m not gonna lie, I didn’t even know who Zach Wilson was before the College Football Season started. He’s been spectacular for BYU this season, and is soaring up Draft boards. Wilson has a chance to start from Day 1 in Washington. If not, he will take over the reigns in year 2.

9. Detroit = Ja’Marr Chase (Jr) WR – LSU

It’s not time yet, to replace Matt Stafford. Even with a new Head Coach and General Manager coming in, I see them keeping Stafford, for at least another year. I’m even in shock, how Chase fell this far. Chase opted out, and hasn’t played since the National Championship game 11 months ago, but do we really need to see him play another year in College to evaluate him? WR isn’t a big need for the Lions, but Chase is too good to pass up.

10. Atlanta = Kwity Paye (Sr) EDGE – Michigan

Atlanta is a more talented team, than what their record shows. Paye is another guy, I didn’t even know about, before the Season started. He’s improved his Draft stock, and continues to rise up Draft boards. The Falcons could use another pass rusher, with Takk McKinley recently being waived. Paye would fit in nicely in that Falcons Defense, and would make an impact right away.

11. Miami (from Houston) = DeVonta Smith (Sr) WR – Alabama

The Dolphins are a few pieces away from making a big splash. Get it? I remember when DeVonta Smith caught the game winning Touchdown pass from Tua Tagovailoa in the 2018 National Championship as a true Freshman. Do you? Man, does time ever fly. Fast forward, and he’s now, one of the best WR’s in College Football. Reuniting Smith with Tua, would help Tua’s development so much. These 2 are going to be one of the best QB-WR combos in the league, for a long time.

12. Denver = Christian Darrisaw (Jr) OT – Virginia Tech

You can’t give up on Drew Lock yet. He can be better protected though. Garett Boles has played much better this season, and they can leave him on the left side. They can plug Darrisaw in on the right side, and he will help keep Lock upright.

13. Minnesota = Wyatt Davis (RJr) G – Ohio State

The Vikings were my Super Bowl pick. Things just haven’t gone the way they expected to, in Minnesota. Kirk Cousins is fine for another year. He could use some more protection up front. Davis might be the best Guard in all of College Football, and would help keep Cousins upright.

14. New England = Caleb Farley (RJr) CB – Virginia Tech

The Pats picking here seems weird doesn’t it? I don’t see Bill Belichick taking a Quarterback in the 1st Round. Well, it’s Belichick so you  just never know. With them wanting to trade Stephon Gilmore, a CB would make sense here for New England. Farley was the first one to opt-out and start the trend. He would fit in nicely with New England.

15. San Francisco = Jaycee Horn (Jr) CB – South Carolina

Jaylen Waddle would be nice, but they drafted Brandon Aiyuk this year, and they have other needs, including Cornerback. Emmanuel Moseley can be upgraded, and Richard Sherman has missed most of the season due to injury. Jaycee is the son of former Saints WR Joe Horn, and would give the 49ers Secondary a much-needed boost.

16. Chicago = Kyle Trask (RSr) QB – Florida

Mitch Trubisky has struggled, and Nick Foles, isn’t the long term answer. If the Bears wait until the 2nd Round to pick Trask, he might gone, so they have to take him here. Trask, who some thought would have the Joe Burrow year, has lived up to the hype, and has played spectacular this season. Trask might not start right away, but it won’t be long until the keys of the franchise are handed to him.

17. Las Vegas = Dylan Moses (RJr) LB – Alabama

Waddle and Ruggs, would be spectacular together, but the Raiders need a LB. Moses is back after tearing his ACL, a few days before the 2019 Season started. That injury slides him down a little, and his slide stops here. Moses becomes the new signal caller and leader, on the Raiders Defense.

18. Baltimore = Carlos Basham Jr. (RSr) EDGE – Wake Forest

The Ravens don’t have many holes on their roster. They could upgrade their pass rush though. Basham surprised many by passing up on this year’s Draft, and would return to Winston-Salem. He might be a rotational player in his rookie year, but should be a starter in year 2.

19. New York Giants = Jaylen Waddle (Jr) WR – Alabama

I barely hesitated, for this pick. The Giants are thrilled that Waddle is still on the board. With more refinement to his game, he will be even more dangerous than he already is. Next year will be a make or break year for Daniel Jones. Waddle would really help his development.

20. Arizona = Kyle Pitts (Jr) TE – Florida

Kyler Murray has silenced the critics, proving he can be a successful NFL Quarterback. The one thing missing in that Air Raid Offense, is a great TE, that can stretch the field. Pitts has had a remarkable year, and might be the best TE in College Football. This just seems like a match made in heaven.

21. Tampa Bay = Creed Humphrey (RJr) C – Oklahoma

A.Q. Shipley has been advised to retire, due to a neck injury, which means a replacement is needed. Many thought Humphrey would come out in this year’s Draft, but decided to return to Norman. He’s one of the best Interior Lineman in the Country, and there’s a good chance he’s the first Centre, that hears his name called.

22. Miami = Travis Etienne (Sr) RB – Clemson

Etienne shocked the world, when he announced he would pass up on this year’s Draft, and would return for his Senior Season. Turns out, he’s improved his Draft stock. Tua, Etienne, and Smith, sounds pretty scary to me.

23. Indianapolis = Jevon Holland (Jr) S – Oregon

The Colts could use some help in the Secondary. Malik Hooker can’t stay healthy, and might be gone in the offseason. Holland isn’t playing this season, and still might be the first Safety off the board next Spring. He has experience playing all over the Secondary, and would be a good fit on that Colts Defense.

24. Cleveland = Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (RJr) LB – Notre Dame

It looks like the Browns are for real. The LB position is in need of an upgrade. Owusu-Koramoah has played many positions, in that Notre Dame Defense, and his Draft stock has improved so much. Good luck trying to pronounce his name, and good luck trying to figure out where he’s going to line up.

25. Jacksonville (from LA Rams) = Rashawn Slater (Sr) OT – Northwestern

The Jags got their new franchise Quarterback earlier in Fields, which means he needs to be protected. Slater would start right away on the left side, and would help keep Fields standing up.

26. New York Jets (from Seattle) = Terrace Marshall Jr. (Jr) WR – LSU

Trevor Lawrence needs a stud WR. I really wanted to see how good Marshall was going to be, with him being the #1 WR. Turns out, he proved to me, that he’s still good without Ja’Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson. Marshall recently opted out of the rest of the season, and declared. If this wasn’t such a good WR class, Marshall would go higher than this. He’s going to catch a million balls in New York.

27. Tennessee = Marvin Wilson (Sr) DT – Florida State

Mike Vrabel has really turned that Titans team around. They could use another Defensive Lineman to pair with 2019 first Round pick Jeffery Simmons. Wilson’s stock has slipped a bit, but he’s still the top DT in this Draft, and still should go in the opening frame.

28. Buffalo = Joseph Ossai (Jr) EDGE – Texas

The Bills are getting better and better. They need some more help along the Edge. Jerry Hughes is aging, and isn’t the same player he used to be. Ossai can start right away, and would make an immediate impact.

29. Green Bay = Jalen Mayfield (RSo) OT – Michigan

Aaron Rodgers could use some more protection. Mayfield is a player that I’m higher on than most. He’s a RT at Michigan, and he can stay their in Green Bay, with David Bakhtiari on the left side. Really good fit.

30. Kansas City = Shaun Wade (RJr) CB – Ohio State

The Chiefs need Corner help badly. Wade’s been struggling on the Outside this season, but I still see him going in the 1st. A team might draft him to play Nickel, or even move him to Safety.

31. New Orleans = Israel Mukuamu (Jr) CB – South Carolina

Janoris Jenkins isn’t the same player he used to be. The Saints need a new starting Corner, opposite Marshon Lattimore. Mukuamu is huge, and pairing him with Lattimore, would form one of the best young CB tandems in the league.

32. Pittsburgh = Tyson Campbell (Jr) CB – Georgia

It seems like the Steelers always need Corners. Joe Haden is a little older, and Steven Nelson isn’t great. Campbell has been great throughou his time at Georgia, and would be a welcome addition to that Steelers Secondary.

 

2nd Round

33. New York Jets = Trey Smith (Sr) OT/G – Tennessee

34. Jacksonville = Eric Stokes (RJr) CB – Georgia

35. Cincinnati = Alijah Vera-Tucker (RJr) OT/G – USC

36. Dallas = Alex Leatherwood (Sr) OT/G – Alabama

37. Los Angeles Chargers = Samuel Cosmi (RJr) OT – Texas

38. Philadelphia = Deonte Brown (RSr) G – Alabama

39. Carolina = Pat Freiermuth (Jr) TE – Penn State

40. Washington Football Team = Dillon Radunz (RSr) OT – North Dakota State

41. Detroit = Chazz Surratt (RSr) LB – North Carolina

42. Atlanta = Paris Ford (RJr) S – Pittsburgh

43. Miami (from Houston) = Landon Dickerson (RSr) IOL – Alabama

44. Denver = Nick Bolton (Jr) LB – Missouri

45. Chicago = Zion Johnson (Sr) G – Boston College

46. Jacksonville (from Minnesota) = Christian Barmore (RSo) DT – Alabama

47. New England = Rondale Moore (RSo) WR – Purdue

48. San Francisco = Drake Jackson (RSr) C – Kentucky

49. Las Vegas = Jaylen Twyman (RJr) DT – Pittsburgh

50. Baltimore = Rashod Bateman (Jr) WR – Minnesota

51. New York Giants = Josh Myers (RJr) IOL – Ohio State

52. Arizona = Ben Cleveland (RSr) G – Georgia

53. Tampa Bay = Elerson Smith (RSr) EDGE – Northern Iowa

54. Miami = Andre Cisco (Jr) S – Syracuse

55. Indianapolis = Azeez Ojulari (RSo) EDGE – Georgia

56. Cleveland = Hamilcar Rashed Jr. (RSr) EDGE – Oregon State

57. Los Angeles Rams = Zaven Collins (RJr) LB – Tulsa

58. Seattle = Liam Eichenberg (RSr) OT – Notre Dame

59. Tennessee = Paulson Adebo (RJr) CB – Stanford

60. Buffalo = Jabril Cox (RSr) LB – LSU

61. Green Bay = Chris Olave (Jr) WR – Ohio State

62. Kansas City = Cameron McGrone (RSo) LB – Michigan

63. New Orleans = Hamsah Nasirildeen (Sr) S – Florida State

64. Pittsburgh = Cade Mays (Jr) OT/G – Tennessee

 

3rd Round

65. New York Jets = Najee Harris (Sr) RB – Alabama

66. Jacksonville = Brevin Jordan (Jr) TE – Miami

67. Cincinnati = Jackson Carman (Jr) OT – Clemson

68. Dallas = Caden Sterns (Jr) S – Texas

69. Los Angeles Chargers = Tommy Kraemer (RSr) OT/G – Notre Dame

70. Philadelphia = Asante Samuel Jr. (Jr) CB – Florida State

71. Carolina = Spencer Brown (RSr) OT – Northern Iowa

72. Washington = Monty Rice (Sr) LB – Georgia

73. Detroit = Kolby Harvell-Peel (Jr) S – Oklahoma State

74. Atlanta = Charles Snowden (Sr) LB – Virginia

75. Houston = Tylan Wallace (Sr) WR – Oklahoma State

76. Denver = Trevon Moehrig (Jr) S – TCU

77. Chicago = Quincy Roche (RSr) EDGE – Miami

78. Minnesota = Patrick Jones (RSr) EDGE – Pittsburgh

79. Washington Football Team (from San Francisco) = Amon-Ra St. Brown (Jr) WR – USC

80. Las Vegas = Baron Browning (Sr) LB – Ohio State

81. Minnesota (from Baltimore) = Richard LeCounte III (Sr) S – Georgia

82. New York Giants = Rodarius Williams (RSr) CB – Oklahoma State

83. Arizona = Derion Kendrick (Jr) CB – Clemson

84. Tampa Bay = Shaka Toney (RSr) EDGE – Penn State

85. Miami = Jay Tufele (RJr) DT – USC

86. Indianapolis = Tyler Shelvin (RJr) DT – LSU

87. Cleveland = Kary Vincent Jr. (Sr) DB – LSU

88. Los Angeles Rams = Walker Little (RJr) OT – Stanford

89. New York Jets (from Seattle) = Ambry Thomas (Sr) CB – Michigan

90. Tennessee = Sage Surratt (RJr) WR – Wake Forest

91. Buffalo = Jack Anderson (RJr) G – Texas Tech

92. Green Bay = Josh Jobe (Jr) CB – Alabama

93. Kansas City = Alec Lindstrom (RJr) C – Boston College

94. Cleveland (from New Orleans) = Jordan Davis (Jr) DT – Georgia

95. Pittsburgh = Daniel Faalele (Jr) OT – Minnesota

96. New England = Palaie Gaoteote IV (Jr) LB – USC

97. Los Angeles Chargers = Deommodore Lenoir (Sr) CB – Oregon

98. New Orleans = Charlie Kolar (RJr) TE – Iowa State

99. Dallas = Pete Werner (Sr) LB – Ohio State

100. Los Angeles Rams = Jaelan Phillips (RJr) EDGE – Miami

101. Tennessee = Rashad Weaver (RSr) EDGE – Pittsburgh

How Canada is starting to produce more NFL talent

Wait, a Canadian in the NFL? Most have a preconceived notion on a Canadian, that their just not good enough to play in the NFL. Well, that is false. When at least one Canadian is in the NFL, it smashes that notion. As we currently speak, their are 18 Canadians that are in the NFL. It’s not a relatively high number, but I see that number rising in the next couple of years. Being born and raised in Ontario, I see most players signing with a CIS (Canadian University) Team. Canadian Universities are good programs, but I would like to see more Canadians like Chase Claypool and Neville Gallimore, who play at a D1 School in the States. The route is very difficult to make it to the NFL, from a CIS University. After playing at a CIS School, they hope to get drafted into the CFL. Then they really got to stand out, at the CFL level, in hopes to get a shot in the NFL. The road to make it to the NFL, is obviously more difficult for Canadians, than it is for Americans. They have the luxury of having D1 Teams all around them. Every Canadian should follow Chase Claypool and Neville Gallimore’s path to the NFL. They have set the standard.

Chase Claypool was born in Abbotsford, British Columbia, and had offers from several top Schools. He decided to sign with Notre Dame. He spent 4 years in South Bend. He was invited to the prestigious Senior Bowl, and then blew up the Combine with a 4.42 40 yard dash. Nobody expected Claypool to run that fast. Pittsburgh selected Claypool, in the 2nd Round, with the 49th pick, in this years Draft. It looks like the Steelers got a steal in Claypool.

Neville Gallimore a native of Ottawa, Ontario, decided to play for the Canada Prep Academy in St. Catharines, Ontario, which is not too far from where I live. Canada Prep, plays a full U.S. Schedule, in order for kids to get more exposure to D1 Schools. He was the first Canadian to be selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, but he was unable to play due to a knee injury. He had 30 offers from U.S. Schools, and decided to sign with Oklahoma. He spent 5 years in Norman. He like Claypool, was invited to the Senior Bowl. The Cowboys selected Gallimore in the 3rd Round, with the 82nd pick, in this years Draft. Pretty impressive for a guy that played in St. Catharines, Ontario isn’t it?

Chuba Hubbard RB – Oklahoma State

Hubbard, from Sherwood Park, Alberta, had many D1 offers including Alabama. He decided to sign with Oklahoma State. Hubbard, probably the most well-known Canadian in College Football, took the league by storm last year, carrying the ball 328 times, for 2,094 yards (which led the Country), and scored 21 Touchdowns. He was eligible for this years Draft as a RS Sophomore, but decided to return to School. Hubbard is the consensus RB3 in the 2021 Draft, behind Travis Etienne, and Najee Harris.

Jevon Holland S – Oregon

Holland was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, until age 8. Holland is a do-it-all Safety, who can play high, come down into the box, and also cover Slots. He finished last season with 66 tackles (4.5 for a loss),  4 pass breakups, and 4 Interceptions (1 returned for a Touchdown). He decided to opt out of this season, and has declared for the Draft. He’s in the running, to be the first Safety off the board next year.

Alaric Jackson OT – Iowa

Born in Windsor, Ontario, Alaric was known as “the other Iowa Tackle”, while Tristan Wirfs was their. Jackson started 10 games at Left Tackle last year, and missed 3 games due to injury. He was talked about as of one of the best underclassmen OT’s going into last season, so the potential is their. Keep an eye on him, as we progress through the Draft process.

John Metchie III WR – Alabama

Metchie has had a well travelled journey to Tuscaloosa. He was born in Taiwan, before moving to Ghana, and then Canada from the age of 6 until High School. He then traveled to the States to attend St. James School in Hagerstown, Md, before transferring to The Peddie School for his final prep season. He signed with Alabama as a 4 star WR prospect. He didn’t start any games last season as a true Freshman, with the Tide’s deep WR group, but did however, play in all 13 games, catching 4 passes for 23 yards. He had a coming out party on October 3rd against Texas A&M, catching 5 passes for 181 yards, and scored 2 Touchdowns. Not eligible until 2022, if Metchie continues to impress, he will be one of the top 5 WR’s off the board in the 2022 Draft. I really like his upside.

Josh Palmer WR – Tennessee

Palmer calls Brampton, Ontario his hometown. He appeared in 13 games with 12 starts last year, hauling in 23 catches, for 484 Yards, and 2 Touchdowns. He’s off to a hot start so far catching 15 balls, for 238 yards, and has 3 Touchdowns. Palmer is now the leader of that WR room, and he’s starting to ascend up Draft boards.

Jesse Luketa LB – Penn State

Luketa is from Ottawa, Ontario. He signed with the Nittany Lions, as a 4 star recruit, and was rated the 10th best ILB per 247Sports. He appeared in 12 games as a true Freshman in 2018, and played more of a role last year, by playing in all 13 games, and starting 2 of them. He finished his Sophomore campaign with 24 total tackles, and had 5 pass breakups. He should be a full-time starter this year, with Cam Brown gone, and Micah Parsons opting out. I think he will come back for his Senior Season, and will be in the 2022 Draft. With 2 strong years under his belt, he could be one of the top LB’s off the board in the 2022 Draft.

Tavius Robinson EDGE – Ole Miss

Robinson, is from Guelph, Ontario. After 2 years at the University of Guelph, Robinson has taken his talents to Ole Miss. Standing at 6’7 245 pounds, he’s already showing the College Football World what he’s got. In 4 games so far, he has 11 total tackles (0.5 for a loss). It’s very rare that you see a kid from a Canadian University, transfer to a Division 1 School in the States. I’m really excited to see how he develops over his time in Oxford. We could be looking at a future high Draft pick.

Did Trey Lance make the right decision to enter the 2021 Draft?

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Last Tuesday, North Dakota State Quarterback Trey Lance declared for the 2021 NFL Draft. But did he make the right decision? I was saying for months, Lance was going to come back, and enter the 2022 Draft. I might have been the only person on the planet, that had Lance returning. I stand corrected. You gotta love the Draft process. Lance had 3 options.

  1. Return to North Dakota State for the 2021 Spring Season, and then prepare for the 2022 Draft. He also might have been able to play in the Spring, and still declare for the 2021 Draft.
  2. Transfer to a Power 5 School, and then declare for the 2021 Draft.
  3. Opt-out of the Spring Season, and declare for the 2021 Draft.

If I was Lance, I would have transferred to a Power 5 School, to prove that I wasn’t just successful, because of the level of competition.

Lance wasn’t sought after much on the recruiting trail. He was listed as just a 3 star recruit, and was ranked the 49th ranked Dual-Threat Quarterback, per 247Sports. Pretty good for a 3 star recruit eh? He redshirted as a true Freshman in 2018, sitting behind Easton Stick. Last season, he started all 16 games, and led the Bisons to a victory in the FCS Championship Game against James Madison, where he was named the game’s MVP. It was the first 16-0 finish in College Football since 1894. Lance threw for 2,786 yards, 28 Touchdowns, and no Interceptions. He added 1,100 yards on the ground, while scoring 14 Touchdowns. His 180.6 passing efficiency, and his 3,886 total yards, are both NDSU single-season records. He won the Walter Payton Award (given to the most outstanding player in the FCS), and the Jerry Rice Award (given to the most outstanding Freshman in the FCS). He set an NCAA record for most passes thrown in a season without throwing an Interception (287). When I watch Lance, he reminds me of Cam Newton, and Donovan McNabb. It was truly remarkable what Lance accomplished last season, in his first (and only season) as a starter.

On August 24th, it was announced, Lance would get a home showcase game against Central Arkansas on October 3rd. It was really a unique idea, if you ask me. I can see the NCAA doing this more in the near future. Lance played in front of 26 NFL Scouts, from 20 teams. He went 15/30 for 149 yards, 2 Touchdowns, and threw his first and only Interception, after 307 consecutive attempts without a pick. He rushed for 143 yards on 15 carries, and scored 2 Touchdowns. Overall, I think it was a fine performance. With 17 starts under his belt, he feels, he’s ready for the NFL. Personally, I think he should have came back. Whether it’s back to North Dakota State, or to a Power 5 School, another year in College would have improved his game, especially if he went to a Power 5 School. Another year of seasoning, would have been beneficial. Carson Wentz has made the smooth transition from North Dakota State to the NFL, however he was a 2 year starter, as opposed to Lance, who’s only started a year and a game. But, there’s always the question “What if he comes back and gets hurt”? Let’s say he tears his ACL, 6 games into the season, it will most likely affect his Draft stock. Maybe he goes later in the 2022 Draft, as opposed to next year’s Draft. What if. He should be the third Quarterback off the board on April 29th, behind Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields. A team may like Lance over Fields, but when it’s all set and done, I think he will be the third Quarterback off the board. He might need a year or two to get acclimated to the NFL, but the payoff long term could be huge.

 

Cowboys Seahawks recap, and Browns Cowboys score prediction

Cowboys Seahawks, was one of the best games of the season thus far. The Cowboys did lose Sunday, but I was very proud with how the team performed, considering all of the injuries. The Cowboys were without Tyron Smith, and La’el Collins again. Brandon Knight started at LT, and Terence Steele started at RT. The Cowboys had to do some shuffling along the Offensive Line. Terence Steele had food poisoning, and was in and out of the lineup. RG Zack Martin moved to RT. C Joe Looney moved to RG, and rookie Tyler Biadasz stepped in at C.

The Cowboys have allowed 77 points the past 2 games, which is their highest two-week total in franchise history. They’ve allowed 97 points this year, their most ever through a season’s first 3 games. To say the Defense is in shambles, would be an understatement. Leighton Vander Esch, who’s arguably our top player on Defense, is hurt, and we’re really missing him on the 2nd level of our Defense. Chidobe Awuzie, and Anthony Brown, didn’t play Sunday, and our Secondary really struggled as a result. Rookie Trevon Diggs made one of the plays of the year, when he punched the Football from D.K. Metcalf, before he crossed the goal line, saving a Touchdown, and forcing a touchback. Diggs has been stellar so far for us, and I’m really excited to see how he develops over the years. Aldon Smith had 3 sacks on Sunday, bringing his total to 4, which leads the NFL. He’s back, and he’s going to be huge down the stretch.

The Offense continues to stay red hot, and I see it staying that way the rest of the season. Cedrick Wilson, is finally healthy, and had the best game so far of his career, catching 5 passes for 107 yards, and scoring 2 Touchdowns. He’s going to be a nice complement to Cooper, Gallup, and Lamb. Our running game wasn’t really clicking Sunday, so Prescott had to throw it 57 times. Prescott is starting to elevate his game, and it’s evident. He threw for 472 yards, 3 Touchdowns, and threw 2 Interceptions. He played really well, considering all the changes along the Offensive Line. This Offense, is gonna be even more lethal, once we get Smith, and Collins back.

The Browns are coming to town on Sunday, coming off a win over the Bengals last Thursday night, which moved them to 2-1. Once this Cowboys’ team gets fully healthy, their going to be even more dangerous, than they already are. Hopefully Tyron Smith is back Sunday, especially when one of the best pass rushers in the league in Myles Garrett, is on the other side. I see the Cowboys bouncing back this Sunday, and beating the Browns 34-23.

Pupo’s College Football Playoff Predictions

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Football’s back!! These last 6,7 months have put everyone on a roller coaster ride. With everything going on this year, we should be thankful we get to see Football. Yes we’re seeing empty stadiums, however, at least we got Football. Nurses, and Doctors around the world, are working their tails off, to help get the world back to normal. When your watching Football, remember what they have done for us. Without them, we probably wouldn’t have Football this year. I mean, without Football, realistically, what would us Football fans be doing? The Big Ten announced last week, their playing, and will play a shortened schedule. Ohio State has entered the chat. Now it’s really game on. This is the most wonderful time of the year. Originally before the Big Ten announced they were playing, I had Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, and Oklahoma making the playoff. Now with Ohio State in the mix, their in. It was between Oklahoma and Texas for the final spot, and the Sooners just edged them out. Here are my College Football Playoff Predictions. Their records include Conference Championship Games. I hope you enjoy!

 

  1. Clemson 12-0  vs  4. Oklahoma 10-1

This shouldn’t be a surprise to anybody, as Clemson is back in the playoff. If Ohio State played a full schedule like Clemson, I would have the Buckeyes 1. However with their shortened schedule, no way they can be ranked ahead of the 12-0 Tigers. The Tigers were ecstatic when Travis Etienne announced he would pass up on the NFL, and would return to School. Tee Higgins left early for the NFL, and Justyn Ross is out for the season. So you’re probably wondering, who’s T Law throwing to? Amari Rogers decided to stay for his Senior season, which was huge for the Tigers. WR Joseph Ngata is going to the next best Clemson WR, and he’s going to be one of Lawrence’s favourite targets this year. RSr WR Cornell Powell is finally atop the depth chart, and will be one of the leaders on that Clemson Offense. TE Braden Galloway missed all but the playoff games last season, after serving a 1 year ban, because of a failed drug test. He bulked up this offseason, and is a name to keep an eye on in that Clemson Offense. With a strong year, he might end up declaring for next year’s Draft. The Defense took a hit, with losing Isaiah Simmons, A.J. Terrell, Tanner Muse, and K’Von Wallace. Derion Kendrick will be one of the best CB’s in College Football this year. S Nolan Turner is back as a 5th year Senior. You might remember him from the game against Ohio State last year. He Intercepted Justin Fields in the last minute of the game, to seal the victory over the Buckeyes. If you don’t, this will probably remind you.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-crWP7blKY. Xavier Thomas isn’t playing this year due to medical reasons, which does hurt the Tigers a bit. DL Bryan Bresee was one of the top recruits in the country this year, and had an impressive opening game against Wake Forest, posting 3 tackles, a half sack, and also blocked a field goal. He looks like a future first round pick. EDGE Myles Murphy, who also was one of the top recruits this year, had an impressive opener as well, collecting a team-high 7 tackles (3 for a loss), and 2 sacks.

The Spencer Rattler era in Norman, has officially begun. Rattler was a 5 star recruit, and was the #1 pro style Quarterback in the 2019 Class. Rattler will be a RS Freshman this season, and is Draft eligible in 2022. Does he come out in 2022? Rattler has some big shoes to fill, with 2 Heisman Winners, and a Heisman runner-up, in Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray, and Jalen Hurts respectively. He looked stellar in their opener 2 weeks ago against Missouri State. He went 14 of 17, for 290 Yards, and threw 4 Touchdowns. He only played the first half. Yea I know, he looks good. CeeDee Lamb is gone, and Grant Calcaterra is transferring. Charleston Rambo is ready to be the #1 WR for the Sooners. With a good season, he could go high in next year’s Draft. Jadon Haselwood, who was the #1 WR recruit in the 2019 class, is going to miss part of the season with a leg injury. Once he’s back, I expect him to be one of the best Sophomore WR’s in College Football. The leader of their Defense Kenneth Murray is gone. They also did lose their top CB Parnell Motley. So the Sooners will need some guys to step on Defense.

Final Score: Clemson  30 Oklahoma 14

 

2. Alabama 12-0  vs  3. Ohio State 9-0

The last time, these 2 powerhouses played, it was the 2015 Sugar Bowl, with the Buckeyes coming on top, en route, to beating Oregon to win the National Championship, which was the inaugural playoff format. Justin Fields started that petition to play, and he got his wish. I mean, maybe without it, the Big Ten might not be playing Football this year. We should tip our cap to Mr. Fields. J.K. Dobbins left early for the NFL, however they got Oklahoma transfer Trey Sermon, and he should be one of the best RB’s in College Football. Keep in mind, they still have Master Teague III, and he will see action. The Buckeyes did lose K.J. Hill, Binjimen Victor, and Austin Mack, but don’t worry Buckeye fans, 3 studs from this year’s recruiting class are replacing them. Julian Fleming (#1 WR in the nation), Jaxon Smith-Njigba (#5 WR in the nation), and Gee Scott Jr. (#10 WR in the nation). They all are going to see playing time immediately, and I see them all making an impact, especially Fleming. Keep in mind, the Buckeyes still have Chris Olave, and also Garrett Wilson. Justin Fields is going to have a hay day with these Receivers. This WR core is very scary, and I see them being the best in College Football this season. All those WR’s I mentioned, all have first round potential. Look out. Defensive Coordinator’s will have trouble sleeping at night. On Defense, the Buckeyes lost quite a bit. Chase Young, DaVon Hamilton, Robert Landers, Malik Harrison, Jeffrey Okudah, Damon Arnette, and also Jordan fuller. The Buckeyes will have one of the top Linebacking units in the nation, in Baron Browning, Tuf Borland, and Pete Werner. Shaun Wade originally opted out, and would start preparing for the Draft, however on Thursday, he announced he would return to School, which is huge for the Buckeyes Secondary. He will now primarily play Outside, with Okudah and Arnette gone, instead of playing mainly in the Slot. With a strong year, he could be CB1 in next year’s Draft.

 

Is Mac Jones the real deal? True Freshman Bryce Young, who was the #1 dual-threat Quarterback in this year’s class, should be called upon, if Jones struggles. This may sound bizarre, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Young came off the bench, to replace Jones, and lead the Tide to the Natty. Sound familiar? They did lose Jeudy and Ruggs, but they should be okay. Jaylen Waddle is still their, and he might be the most explosive player in College Football. They were thrilled when DeVonta Smith, and Najee Harris passed on the NFL, and announced they would return to Tuscaloosa. The Tide lost some key players on that Defense. Raekwon Davis, Anfernee Jennings, Terrell Lewis, Trevon Diggs, Xavier McKinney, Shyheim Carter, and Jared Mayden are all gone. Dylan Moses is back from a torn ACL, and he’s going to give that Defense a much-needed boost. If he played last year, they might have beaten LSU, and maybe LSU doesn’t win the Natty. Think how much Moses, means to that Crimson Tide Defense. He led the team in tackles as a true Freshman, and as a Sophomore. Patrick Surtain II, might be the best Corner in all of College Football, and he’s going to anchor that Secondary. CB Josh Jobe, is a name to keep an eye on throughout the season. If he has a good season, he could declare for the Draft, and be an early round pick.

Final Score: Ohio State 30  Alabama 20

 

National Championship: 1. Clemson 13-0  vs  3. Ohio State 10-0

Well, well, well. Look who we have here. Clemson and Ohio State. The 2 best teams in College Football. Lawrence vs Fields Part II. What a time to be alive. You better get your popcorn ready. I know I will. This will only be the second time, these 2 future franchise Quarterbacks will be facing off. You probably thought they’ve faced off a few times before didn’t you? January 11th, can’t come soon enough. If last year’s game put you on the edge of your seat, guaranteed this one will too. I don’t think I sat still once, during that game. This won’t be the last time these 2 studs meet that’s for sure. Will Justin Fields take down Trevor Lawrence and ride off in the sunset? Or, will Lawrence ride off, and capture his 2nd National Championship? I’ve been saying it for months now, they need to have a rematch. This time it will be on the biggest stage. Last year, Clemson came back from a 16 point deficit, and took down the Buckeyes, in a game for the ages. Let’s hit the rewind button. In the 3rd Quarter, Justyn Ross caught a pass, then Okudah knocked it loose forcing a fumble, and Jordan Fuller returned it for a Touchdown. They said Ross didn’t complete the process of a catch, and the play was overturned. In my opinion, it was a catch and a fumble. The Buckeyes simply got robbed. Would they have beaten the Tigers if the play stood? I think so. If Ohio State won, would more people have Fields as their QB1 in next year’s Draft over Lawrence? In the last minute of the game, Fields threw a pass intended for Chris Olave, and it was Intercepted by Nolan Turner, sealing the win for Clemson. Did Fields make the wrong read? Or, should have Olave continued on the route? If he continued running, would he have came down with it? What if. Clemson’s Secondary is very inexperienced, and I see Fields throwing for 4 Touchdowns on them. With Justyn Ross out, I just don’t see Clemson keeping up with the Buckeyes Offense. Yes, Etienne came back, and that helps, but Ross out, really hurts them, and it’s the difference maker for me. Lawrence will still probably be the top Quarterback off the board next April, however, I feel that Fields ain’t getting enough love. After patiently sitting behind Jake Fromm for a year, and how he went out last year, it’s time for Fields to get what he wants. Justin Fields deserves this. This is not by no means a brick towards Lawrence. Lawrence has already got his ring, and it’s time for Fields to get his. Fields patiently waits 13 months, for revenge, and he gets it.

Final Score: Ohio State 33 Clemson 23

Pupo’s 2021 Big Board #1

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These last few weeks have put College Football teams and fans on a roller coaster ride. Players like Caleb Farley, Micah Parsons, and also Rondale Moore, have announced, they will opt out, and start preparing for the Draft. I don’t know about you, but I love these early declarations. Will some of the Big 10 and Pac-12 teams move to the SEC or Big 12, so they can play Football this year? Will entire College Football be cancelled this year? Will they move it to the Spring? These are all questions that will be answered as we progress. It’s never too early to form a Big Board, for the following year’s Draft. Just a little heads up, I don’t have Trey Lance on here, because I think he’ll transfer to a Power 5 School, or stay at North Dakota State for the 2021 Season, and will enter the 2022 Draft. I think I might be the only person on the planet, that has Lance staying in College. Their are 259 days until the 2021 NFL Draft. Yes I’m counting. I’m not sure if you are though. I’m sure this list will change drastically, when my final Big Board is revealed a few days before the Draft, but for now, here are my top 50 players for the 2021 NFL Draft. Enjoy!

1. Trevor Lawrence QB – Clemson Clemson Tigers - Wikipedia

2. Penei Sewell OT – Oregon Oregon Ducks - Wikipedia

3. Justin Fields QB – Ohio State Ohio State Buckeyes - Wikipedia

4. Gregory Rousseau EDGE – Miami Miami Hurricanes - Wikipedia

5. Micah Parsons LB – Penn State Penn State Nittany Lions - Wikipedia

6. Ja’Marr Chase WR – LSU 2020 LSU Tigers football team - Wikipedia

7. Marvin Wilson DT – Florida State Florida State Seminoles - Wikipedia

8. Caleb Farley CB – Virginia Tech File:Virginia Tech Hokies logo.svg - Wikipedia

9. Travis Etienne RB – Clemson Clemson Tigers - Wikipedia

10. Patrick Surtain II CB – Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide - Wikipedia

11. Rashod Bateman WR – Minnesota Minnesota Golden Gophers - Wikipedia

12. Creed Humphrey C – Oklahoma Oklahoma Sooners - Wikipedia

13. Shaun Wade CB – Ohio State Ohio State Buckeyes - Wikipedia

14. Jaycee Horn CB – South Carolina South Carolina Gamecocks - Wikipedia

15. Javon Holland S – Oregon Oregon Ducks - Wikipedia

16. Wyatt Davis G – Ohio State Ohio State Buckeyes - Wikipedia

17. Paulson Adebo CB – Stanford Stanford Cardinal football statistical leaders - Wikipedia

18. Najee Harris RB – Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide - Wikipedia

19. Andre Cisco S – Syracuse  Syracuse Orange football - Wikipedia

20. DeVonta Smith WR – Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide - Wikipedia

21. Samuel Cosmi OT – Texas Texas Longhorns - Wikipedia

22. Jaylen Waddle WR – AlabamaAlabama Crimson Tide - Wikipedia

23. Jackson Carman OT – Clemson Clemson Tigers - Wikipedia

24. Jalen Mayfield OT – Michigan Michigan Wolverines - Wikipedia

25. Chuba Hubbard RB – Oklahoma State Oklahoma State Cowboys and Cowgirls - Wikipedia

26. Alex Leatherwood OT/G – Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide - Wikipedia

27. Carlos Basham Jr. EDGE – Wake Forest Wake Forest Demon Deacons - Wikipedia

28. Chris Olave WR – Ohio State  Ohio State Buckeyes - Wikipedia

29. Pat Freiermuth TE – Penn State Penn State Nittany Lions - Wikipedia

30. Rondale Moore WR – Purdue Purdue Boilermakers - Wikipedia

31. Kyle Pitts TE – Florida Florida Gators - Wikipedia

32. Jaylen Twyman DT – Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Panthers - Wikipedia

33. Dylan Moses LB – Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide - Wikipedia

34. Jayson Oweh EDGE – Penn State Penn State Nittany Lions - Wikipedia

35. Hamsah Nasirildeen S – Florida State Florida State Seminoles - Wikipedia

36. Eric Stokes CB – Georgia Georgia Bulldogs football - Wikipedia

37. Terrace Marshall Jr. WR – LSU 2020 LSU Tigers football team - Wikipedia

38. Derion Kendrick CB – Clemson Clemson Tigers - Wikipedia

39. Jay Tufele DT – USC USC Trojans football - Wikipedia

40. Caden Sterns S – Texas Texas Longhorns - Wikipedia

41. Israel Mukuamu CB – South Carolina South Carolina Gamecocks - Wikipedia

42. Brevin Jordan TE – Miami Miami Hurricanes - Wikipedia

43. Chazz Surratt LB – North Carolina North Carolina Tar Heels - Wikipedia

44. Quincy Roche EDGE – Miami Miami Hurricanes - Wikipedia

45. Tylan Wallace WR – Oklahoma State Oklahoma State Cowboys and Cowgirls - Wikipedia

46. Richard LeCounte III S – Georgia Georgia Bulldogs football - Wikipedia

47. Journey Brown RB – Penn State Penn State Nittany Lions - Wikipedia

48. Tyson Campbell CB – Georgia Georgia Bulldogs football - Wikipedia

49. Hamilcar Rashed Jr. EDGE – Oregon State Oregon State Beavers - Wikipedia

50. Marco Wilson CB – Florida Florida Gators - Wikipedia

 

 

 

3 Dallas Cowboys Bold Predictions for 2020

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Every Football fan, is on their hands on knees, hoping there’s a season. If there’s no Football this year, it’s obviously going to be painful, however, things could be worse. Here at Draft Central, we have to do our part and prepare, as if their will be a season. This time of the year, fans make Bold Predictions for the upcoming season. Here are my 3 Bold Predictions for the Dallas Cowboys for this upcoming season. I hope you enjoy!

1. CeeDee Lamb will lead the Cowboys, and all rookie WR’s in Receiving Touchdowns with 9.

The Cowboys were stunned, when Lamb fell to them at 17. They didn’t even have a predraft interview with Lamb, because they assumed he would have been gone. I was also stunned, when Lamb slipped all the way to Dallas. Most thought, Lamb would be the first WR drafted. Not many had Ruggs drafted first, Jeudy drafted second, and Lamb third. Lamb, was just too good to pass up for the Cowboys. Your probably thinking to yourself, “Where is he going to line-up? I believe their going to use him both in the Slot, and on the Outside. Let’s line him up in the Slot. Lamb against a team’s 3rd Corner? I don’t even wanna think, how that’s going to go. Now let’s move Lamb to the Outside. Michael Gallup is opposite him, and Amari Cooper is in the Slot. You can’t double everyone, and there’s a good chance 1, maybe even 2 guys are singled. Keep in mind you have arguably the best RB in Football in Ezekiel Elliott, so Defenses will have to respect the run, by placing more guys in the box. Lamb was arguably the top WR in this year’s class, and is going to do some serious damage in this league. I expect him to make an immediate impact right away. He has a chance to be the best WR in Cowboys history. Yes you read that right. 
2. Dak Prescott will be the MVP of the league.

I know what your thinking. No way Dak Prescott will be the MVP. If you follow the Cowboys, you know that Prescott is getting better and better. He did struggle in some big games last year, against the Vikings, Patriots, and Bills. I think a big reason for that is because the team gave up on Jason Garrett. With Mike McCarthy taking over the reigns as Head Coach, this Cowboys team is really dangerous, and has a legitimate shot at winning the Super Bowl within the next few years. McCarthy did an outstanding job at developing Aaron Rodgers, and he’s going to take Prescott, to a whole nother level. Prescott threw for 4,902 yards, and 30 Touchdowns last season He was 2 yards away from breaking Tony Romo’s single season franchise record. Prescott has all of the pieces around him to win a Super Bowl. Brace yourselves Cowboys fans, a Championship is coming.
3. Trevon Diggs will lead the Cowboys, and all rookie CB’s in Interceptions with 5.

Before the Cowboys drafted Trevon Diggs, Diggs layed out all the hats on a table, and asked his son “Where do you think I’m going to”. Turns out, he picked the Cowboys hat. Somehow, Diggs slipped all the way to 51. Many thought he would have been gone way before then. Diggs played WR, in his true Freshman year at Alabama, then switched to CB as a Sophomore. Diggs’s is still learning the nuances of the Cornerback position, and his upside is through the roof. He has a chance to be one of the top young CB’s in this league, in the near future. The Cowboys secondary really struggled last year to take the Football away, and Diggs will change that. Diggs is a presumed starter for the Cowboys, and I’m really excited to see how he plays this year. I think he’s going to thrive in that Mike Nolan Defense. 

 

Anthony’s way-to-early 2021 Mock Draft

 

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You thought Mock Draft season was over didn’t you ? Think again! With the 2020 Draft in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to look ahead to next year’s Draft. Here is a 1st and 2nd Round Mock for 2021. It’s finally time for Trevor Lawrence to come out. Don’t forget about Justin Fields though. He’s a great prospect, and is being overlooked by many. I see Trey Lance returning to School for his Redshirt Junior Season. Watch out for K.J. Costello, who has a good chance to lead the nation in Passing Yards, and also Kyle Trask who is poised for a big year. The draft order, is how I project the season to go. Let’s dive right into it!

1st Round

1. Jacksonville = Trevor Lawrence QB – Clemson

Gardner Minshew isn’t bad, but I’m not sure if he can lead you to the promise land. Here they can select Lawrence, who teams have been drooling over since he was a true Freshman.

2. New York Jets = Gregory Rousseau EDGE – Miami

The Jets desperately need help on the edge. Rousseau had a ridiculous 15.5 sacks last season as a Redshirt Freshman, which was good for 2nd in the nation, only behind Chase Young.

3. Miami = Ja’Marr Chase WR – LSU

The Dolphins could use another playmaker on the outside. Tua can Redshirt this year, and let Fitzpatrick or Rosen play the whole year. Tua to Chase, sounds pretty scary to me.

4. Cincinnati = Penei Sewell OT – Oregon

The Bengals can move Jonah Williams to Guard, and let Sewell protect Joe Burrow’s blindside for years to come. Sewell is NFL ready, who would have been a first round pick this year, if he were eligible. He even received a few Heisman votes this past season.

5. Detroit = Justin Fields QB – Ohio State

Matt Stafford is coming off a back injury that caused him to miss time last season. However if they pick this high, I got a feeling they might take his heir apparent. Fields can sit behind Stafford for a few years, and take over the reigns in the near future.

6. Carolina = Micah Parsons LB – Penn State

Let’s pass on a Quarterback for now. Here they select the explosive Parsons, who can immediately replace the retired Luke Kuechly.

7. Washington = Samuel Cosmi OT – Texas

Dwayne Haskins needs to be better protected. Cosmi can step in and start from Day 1, and help keep Haskins upright.

8. New York Giants = Justyn Ross WR – Clemson

The Giants surprisingly didn’t address the WR position in this years Draft. Daniel Jones, needs more weapons on the outside. Ross was a standout as a true Freshman, and would be the teams new #1 WR.

9. Atlanta = Creed Humphrey IOL – Oklahoma

Matt Ryan’s window is closing, and he needs to be better protected. Humphrey might have been a 1st Round pick this year, but decided to return to School. He will give Ryan a better chance to earn a Super Bowl ring.

10. Chicago = Marvin Wilson DT – Florida State

Eddie Goldman and Akiem Hicks could use another running mate along that Defensive Line. Wilson would help make them one of the best D-lines in the league.

11. LA Chargers = Travis Etienne RB – Clemson

Etienne shocked many by returning for his Senior year. By adding him, it would help take pressure of Justin Herbert, which can allow him to pick apart Defenses, just like he did at Oregon.

12. Miami (from Houston) = Dylan Moses LB – Alabama

Miami goes back to Tuscaloosa, and selects the freakish Moses, to be the new leader of their Defense.

13. New England = Shaun Wade CB – Ohio State

I think Wade made the right decision to return to School. He would start right away opposite Stephon Gilmore, and would make that secondary one of the league’s best.

14. Las Vegas = Patrick Surtain II CB – Alabama

Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden go back to the 2019 National Championship Game, and select Surtain, who’s father was a Pro Bowl CB.

15. Pittsburgh = Paulson Adebo CB – Stanford

Joe Haden is getting older, and is not the same player he used to be. Adebo shocked many by returning to School. He would start immediately in the back-end.

16. Philadelphia = Jevon Holland S – Oregon

Malcolm Jenkins is out the door, which means a replacement is needed. Holland already has 9 Interceptions at Oregon, and would be welcomed with open arms.

17. Indianapolis = Pat Freiermuth TE – Penn State

Freiermuth was eligible for this year’s Draft, but decided to return to Happy Valley for his Junior season. He’s a big, physical TE, who can help the Colts Offense in many ways. He’s drawn comparisons to Rob Gronkowski.

18. Jacksonville (from LA Rams) = Najee Harris RB – Alabama

Leonard Fournette’s time as a Jaguar is soon coming to an end. Harris can replace him, and would make an impact right away.

19. Denver = Jalen Mayfield OT – Michigan

Garett Bolles has not played well since he was picked 20th overall in the 2017 Draft. They can plug Mayfield in his spot, to protect Drew Lock’s blindside for years to come.

20. Arizona = Wyatt Davis IOL – Ohio State

Kyler Murray can use some more protection. Adding Josh Jones was good, however more help is needed along the Interior. Davis was named an All-American last season and is one of the best Interior Lineman in College Football.

21. Tennessee = Kyle Pitts TE – Florida

Delaine Walker is gone, and the Titans have a bunch of subpar TE’s. Pitts a freakish talent, and would give Tannehill another weapon to throw to.

22. Cleveland = Xavier Thomas EDGE – Clemson

Olivier Vernon is getting up their. The Browns need someone opposite Myles Garrett. Thomas was a former 5 star recruit, and is poised for a huge year.

23. Tampa Bay = Carlos Basham Jr. EDGE – Wake Forest

Many thought Basham would come out this year, however he decided to return to School. He would wreak havoc opposite Shaq Barrett.

24. Green Bay = DeVonta Smith WR – Alabama

I think Smith made the right decision to return for his Senior year. He would immediately start opposite Davante Adams, and would give Aaron Rodgers another weapon.

25. Seattle = Trey Smith IOL – Tennessee

Russell Wilson needs to be better protected. Smith is dripping with potential, and would help keep Wilson upright.

26. Buffalo = Quincy Roche EDGE – Miami

Jerry Hughes is aging, and more help is needed on the edge. Roche transferred from Temple after the season, and is poised for another strong year.

27. San Francisco = Eric Stokes CB – Georgia

Richard Sherman has lost a step, and the other CB position can be upgraded. Stokes can start right away, and give that Secondary a much-needed boost.

28. New Orleans = Chazz Surratt LB – North Carolina

The Saints need more help at LB. Surratt has great size and range, which is needed on that Defense.

29. Dallas = Andre Cisco S – Syracuse

The Cowboys signed HaHa Clinton-Dix, however he isn’t the same player he used to be. Cisco is a ball hawk, and the Cowboys need a player like that, in the back-end of their Defense.

30. Baltimore = Christian Barmore IDL – Alabama

Baltimore needs some more help along the Interior of their Defensive Line. Barmore is an up and coming player, who flashed as a rotational player last year. He’s poised for a breakout year.

31. Kansas City = Caleb Farley CB – Virginia Tech

The Chiefs need more help at the CB position. Farley will be one of the top CB’s in the nation, this upcoming season, and would provide immediate help.

32. Minnesota = Derion Kendrick CB – Clemson

The Vikings lost Rhodes, Alexander, and Waynes this offseason. Forget the catch that Garrett Wilson made over him in the Semifinal game last year. Kendrick would provide much-needed help to that Vikings secondary.

2nd Round

33. Jacksonville = Cade Mays IOL – Tennessee

34. New York Jets = Jaylen Waddle WR – Alabama

35. Miami = Rashod Bateman WR – Minnesota

36. Cincinnati = Terrace Marshall WR – LSU

37. Detroit = Rondale Moore WR – Purdue

38. Carolina = Brevin Jordan TE- Miami

39. Washington = Nick Bolton LB – Missouri

40. New York Giants = Chris Olave WR – Ohio State

41. Atlanta = Chuba Hubbard RB – Oklahoma State

42. Chicago = Sage Surratt WR – Wake Forest

43. LA Chargers = Alex Leatherwood OT – Alabama

44. Miami (from Houston) = Hamsah Nasirildeen S – Florida State

45. New England = Baron Browning LB – Ohio State

46. Las Vegas = Jabril Cox LB – LSU

47. Pittsburgh = Brock Purdy QB – Iowa State

48. Philadelphia = Paddy Fisher LB – Northwestern

49. Indianapolis = Caden Sterns S – Texas

50. LA Rams = Palaie Gaoteote IV LB – USC

51. Denver = Charles Snowden LB – Virginia

52. Arizona = Aidan Hutchinson EDGE – Michigan

53. Tennessee = Jaylen Twyman IDL – Pittsburgh

54. Cleveland = Tyler Shelvin IDL – LSU

55. Tampa Bay = Josh Myers IOL – Ohio State

56. Green Bay = Joe Tryon EDGE – Washington

57. Seattle = Jackson Carman OT – Clemson

58. Buffalo = Walker Little OT – Stanford

59. San Francisco = Jimmy Morrissey IOL – Pittsburgh

60. New Orleans = Tylan Wallace WR – Oklahoma State

61. Dallas = Alaric Jackson OT – Iowa

62. Baltimore = Richie Grant S – UCF

63. Kansas City = Hamilcar Rashed EDGE – Oregon State

64. Minnesota = Big Kat Bryant EDGE – Auburn