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 recieving 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 Devante 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 make 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

2022 NFL Mock Draft- Mike’s 1st Round Mock for tonight’s Draft

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars – Evan Neal OT, Alabama -I know the Jaguars have signed Cam Robinson to an extension but they still have a hole on the right side of their offensive line. Jawaan Taylor who was drafted in the second round in 2019 has had trouble at right tackle. Drafting Neal will provide Trevor Lawrence the protection he needs to develop as a franchise Quarterback.
  2. Detroit Lions – Aidan Hutchinson Edge, Michigan -The Lions need to drastically improve their defense. It ranked at the bottom of the league in most defensive categories. Adding Hutchinson will improve their pass rush in a division that includes Aaron Rodgers, Kirk Cousins, and Justin Fields.
  3. Houston Texans – Ikem Ekwonu OT, North Carolina State -It seems the Texans are content with having QB Davis Mills be their starter for the foreseeable future, so getting him some protection should be an important move to keep his development going. Ikem Ekwonu is one of the most powerful offensive linemen in this draft class.
  4. New York Jets – Kayvon Thibodeaux Edge, Oregon – Thibodeaux will help Leonard Williams and Carl Lawson generate a pass rush that they were supposed to have during the 2021 season. Look for the Jets pass rush to improve this year,
  5. New York Giants – Charles Cross OT, Mississippi State – Cross is the best pass blocker in the draft in my opinion. This comes from playing Mike Leach’s pass happy system. He rarely lost a rep on a passing down.
  6. Carolina Panthers – Kenny Pickett QB, Pittsburgh – The Panthers continue to add resources to the quarterback position. I believe if this pick is made, both QBs will compete for the starting position.
  7. New York Giants – Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner CB, Cincinnati – Gardner is a special corner. He has not gave up a touchdown in years. He is a true shut down corner who can help change a defense right away.
  8. Atlanta Falcons- Garrett Wilson WR, Ohio State– Wilson is a dynamic receiver that can get open anytime. His route running is arguably the best in the class next to his teammate Chris Olave.
  9. Seattle Seahawks – Derek Stingley Jr. CB, LSU – Stingly may have had injury issues, but those have went away since seeing him move at his pro day. I believe teams will take a chance on his upside of being a shut down corner.
  10. New York Jets – Chris Olave WR, Ohio State – Olave is a smooth route runner who can create space and catch the ball consistently. He will prove to be Zac Wilson’s number one target by the time the regular season starts.
  11. Washington Commanders – Kyle Hamilton S, Notre Dame – The Commanders add Hamilton to secondary that lost Landon Collins earlier this offseason. Hamilton will start and be a playmaker in Ron Rivera’s defense instantly.
  12. Minnesota Vikings – Travon Walker Edge, Georgia – Walker has a high upside. The Vikings have holes on their defensive line. Walker can come in day 1 and help improve the defense instantly.
  13. Houston Texans – Jameson Williams WR, Alabama –  The Texans can afford to spend this pick of Jameson Williams. The team may not be contending this year so it should be no problem waiting on Williams to get healthy.
  14. Baltimore Ravens – Jordan Davis DT, Georgia – The Ravens draft Davis to control the middle of the defensive line just as Haloti Ngata did when he played for them
  15. Philadelphia Eagles – Drake London WR, USC – London will be another big body target for Jalen Hurts to throw to. There are questions about his ability to create separation but I believe he can overcome that.
  16. New Orleans Saints – Trevor Penning OT, Northern Iowa – Penning is a nasty offensive lineman with the attitude to match. He made his name well known at the Reese’s Senior Bowl when he was tossing guys around left and right. He may have crossed the line a few times but I feel that can be controlled with coaching.
  17. Los Angeles Chargers – Bernhard Raimann OT, Central Michigan – The Chargers add more protections for Justin Herbert. The right side of the line was terrible and needs to be improved. Raimann is good at pass protection and gave up the least amount of pressures last season.
  18. Philadelphia Eagles – George Karlaftis Edge, Purdue – The Eagles add to their aging defensive line. George Karlaftis has a high motor with the power to go with it. He packs a punch to stun offensive lineman and the hand technique to execute his rip move.
  19. New Orleans Saints – Trent McDuffie CB, Washinton – The Saints lose out of getting another Wide Receiver but they add a shut down corner across from Marcus Lattimore. McDuffie has great coverage skills. He is able to stick with his man at all times.
  20. Pittsburgh Steelers – Malik Willis QB, Liberty – Willis falls to the Steelers in my mock draft. I believe if he falls this far some team will try to jump the Steelers before they are on the clock. Willis is raw and still needs some development, but his upside is to good to pass up on.
  21. New England Patriots – Jermaine Johnson ll – This is a Bill Belichick pick. Picking up a guy that is versatile and plays all over the defensive line if he needs him to. Johnson had a breakout season for the Florida State Seminoles which earned him ACC Defensive Player of the Year.
  22. Green Bay Packers – Treylon Burks WR, Arkansas – Aaron Rodgers will like this pick but not love it. I’m sure he’d rather have Devonte Adams. Burks is a physical receiver with solid breakaway speed. He will fit well with the Packers once he and Rodgers get on the same page.
  23. Arizona Cardinals – Tyler Linderbaum C, Iowa – The Cardinals choose to improve their interior offensive line to keep Kyler Murry protected. Linderbaum will help the run game improve with the return of James Conner. In my opinion, Linderbaum is the best interior offensive lineman in this class. I see being a perennial pro-bowler for the next few years
  24. Dallas Cowboys – Devin Lloyd LB, Utah – The Cowboys will jump for joy is Devin Lloyd is sitting here at the 24th I feel Lloyd fits perfectly here. Drafting him now gives the team the versatility to move Parsons and Vander Esh around.
  25. Buffalo Bills – Breece Hall RB, Iowa State – The Bills chose to take Hall because they don’t have many holes on their roster except for running back. Devin Singletary and Zack Moss have been ok but neither has been able to take full control of the starting running back position. Hall is the perfect combination of patience, speed, and acceleration. He can also is the best in the class at catching the ball out of the backfield.
  26. Tennessee Titans – Zion Johnson G, Boston College – Johnson is versatile. He can play as a guard or center. He showed teams at the Reese’s Senior Bowl that he was not afraid to take on the challenge at playing center for the first time. The Titans are a run-heavy team that needs to continue to add to their offensive line to create running lanes for running
  27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Kenyon Green G, Texas A&M – The Buccaneers added Shaq Mason earlier this offseason, adding Kenyon Green would help solidify the offensive line and give Tom Brady the protection he needs at the age of 44.
  28. Green Bay Packers – Devonte Wyatt DT, Georgia – The Packers released edge rush Za’Darius Smith earlier this offseason and still need to find a way to replace him. Wyatt may be listed as a defensive tackle, but he has the ability to play on the edge.
  29. Kansas City Chiefs – Jahan Dotson WR, Penn State – Dotson would be the possible replacement for recently traded WR Tyreek Hill. Dotson has the speed and elusiveness to cause problems deep down the field. He also has the ability to run jet sweeps, and turn screen passes into long gains. Patrick Mahomes will have another deep threat to add to his arsenal of weapons.
  30. Kansas City Chiefs – Arnold Ebiketie Edge, Penn State – The Chiefs need to improve the pass rush and Arnold Ebiketie is the guy they are looking for. He has a quick first step and the speed the wreak havoc coming off the edge. Frank Clark did not perform well this season, getting a young talent to push him will improve the defense.
  31. Cincinnati Bengals – Tyler Smith OT, Tulsa – Even though the Bengals have added some help on the offensive line they still need to find depth and possibly a starter. Tyler Smith is listed as a tackle but has the ability to kick inside and play guard as well.
  32. Detroit Lions – Matt Corral QB, Ole Miss- The Lions take Corral here to get the 5th year option on his rookie contract. Corral has a quick release and good accuracy. He could challenge Jared Goff for the starting spot this season, but I believe Goff will start the season. Corral may see the field if Goff gets off to a slow start to the season.

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 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

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.

Mike’s Mad Early 2022 NFL Mock Draft: Round 1

 

With football season approaching in the fall, it’s  never too early to think about what could happen 9 months from now. The 2022 NFL Draft is full of athletes that poses great potential. Players such as Oklahoma Sooners Quarterback Spencer Rattler, North Carolina Tarheels Quarterback Sam Howell,  and Oregon Ducks Edge Rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux will be a few of the headliners of this deep draft class. Depending on where your team is picking in this mock draft, you may love the player your team picks

 

 

  1. Houston Texans: QB Spencer Rattler, Oklahoma
  • We all know Deshun Watson will eventually be traded and the Texans will need to address the Quarterback position. After experiencing what Lamar Jackson can do, Head Coach David Culley will have a vision in mind on how to use Rattler. Rattler has a strong arm, the mobility and accuracy to give defenses problems at the next level.
  1. Detroit Lions: QB Sam Howell, North Carolina
  • The Lions picking this high means Jared Goff did not live up to expectations and the team decides to move on. Dan Campbell now gets to choose his own Quarterback to lead a young group of players. Howell has a great arm, throws accurate passes, and has good athleticism to get outside the pocket. He can force some throws which could lead to interceptions, but that can be coached out of him.
  1. Jacksonville Jaguars: OT Evan Neal, Alabama
  • Even though the Jaguars are riding a big hype train coming into this season, they still have a young roster that needs to develop more as a group. Urban Myer will soon figure out that the NFL is not like the college level. Cam Robinson is playing on the franchise tag this year and it looks that he will not return for the 2022 season. Even Neal is a massive human being at 6’7 360 pounds but has good athleticism for his size. Neal can step in at left tackle and protect Trevor Lawrence’s blind side.

 

  1. New York Jets: Edge Kayvon Thibodeaux
  • The Jets luck out and get possibly the number 1 player in the draft. The Jets are another young team that needs a year or 2 to develop. Coach Robert Saleh loves adding talented defensive linemen to his defense and creating pressure with his front 7. Thibodeaux is the most dominant player in the country, and he will immediately make an impact in the NFL.
  1. Cincinnati Bengals: CB Derek Stingley Jr., LSU
  • The Bengals may soon regret not taking left tackle Penei Sewell to protect Joe Burrow’s blind side. If Borrow spends most of this upcoming season on his back, then it won’t be a surprise to see them picking this high again. This time the top offensive linemen is off the board and they do not want to reach for one with a high pick. Instead they decide to go best player available. Derek Stingley Jr. is the top defensive back in the nation. He plays well in man coverage and can tackle on the perimeter.
  1. Philadelphia Eagles: CB Kaiir Elam, Florida
  • Jalen Hurts may struggle his first year as a full starter due to the lack of playmakers around him. I would be surprised if the Eagles went with another Quarterback this high. It seems as if the Eagles are always needing a corner in every mock draft. Well Eagles fans here’s your guy. Elam is the second-best defensive back in the draft and with another solid season could challenge Stingley for the top spot. In his career so far, Elam has only allowed thirty-three catches on seventy plus targets.
  1. New York Giants: QB Malik Willis, Liberty
  • The Giants finally realize Daniel Jones isn’t the answer and decide to move in another direction. Coach Joe Judge will get to start fresh with the Quarterback of his choice. The Malik Willis hype train has taken off and by the time the draft comes around, his name should be mentioned as a top 10 pick. Willis has the physical make up to play in the NFL along with the intangibles. He has a strong arm, good mobility, but he needs to improve his accuracy to improve his game.
  1. Atlanta Falcons: Edge Drake Jackson, USC
  • The Falcons have been begging for a pass rush since John Abraham left the team years ago. Now they find a young pass rusher that’s vastly developing his game. Drake Jackson is raw but flashes the talent to be a fierce pass rusher. Being consistent will be the challenge for him in order to become a dominant player.
  1. Carolina Panthers: WR Garrett Wilson, Ohio State
  • The Panthers need to surround Sam Darnold and Christian McCaffrey with more talent for the offense to evolve. Adding more weapons on the perimeter will take more defenders out the box and help McCaffrey in the run game. Wilson is a smooth route runner who can easily create separation.
  1. New York Giants (Via Bears): LB Christian Harris, Alabama
  • With their second 1st round pick the Giants decide to get their Quarterback of the defense. Christian Harris is a day one starter. He can step in and call a defense as a Mike linebacker. He can run, tackle, and cover if asked to. The Giants defense gets younger and faster with this pick.
  1. Denver Broncos: S Kyle Hamilton, Notre Dame
  • The Broncos secondary gets a huge shot in the arm with this pick. Kyle Hamilton is a long and rangy safety that can come down in the box to help in the run game. He also is an effective blitzer. Hamilton paired with Justin Simmons could form a dynamic duo at the safety position.
  1. Las Vegas Raiders: DT DeMarvin Leal, Texas A&M
  • The Raiders defensive line has been abysmal these last few years. They have not been able to stop the run or generate pressure on the opposing teams Quarterback. DeMarvin Leal has top 5 talent but falls to no. 12 in my mock draft. Leal can play anywhere along the interior defensive line and possibly could kick out to defensive end on some downs. Leal would drastically improve the Raiders defense
  1. Arizona Cardinals: OG Kenyon Green, Texas A&M
  • The Cardinals slightly improved their offensive line this off-season, but I don’t think its good enough to get them into the playoffs. Murry could find himself running for his life this season. If that happens the Cardinals will look to add more protection in front of him. Green showed improvement this past season at left guard but will now move to left tackle. If he shows he can handle himself, he could boost his draft stock.
  1. Washington Football Team: QB Kedon Slovis, USC
  • The Washington Football Team needs to get themselves a franchise Quarterback. Ryan Fitzpatrick is bridge Quarterback that can help a young player and show him the ropes. Slovis needs improvement, but his name will be in 1st round consideration by the time the draft comes around. His amazing ball accuracy does set him apart from other in the class.
  1. Minnesota Vikings: Edge George Karlaftis, Purdue
  • The Vikings defense is getting older and young talent is needed to keep the team steady. Coach Mike Zimmer loves young defensive linemen that are versatile. Karlaftis can play in the interior or the outside of the defensive line with his 6’4 270-pound frame.
  1. Los Angeles Chargers: Edge Zach Harrison, Ohio State
  • With losing Melvin Ingram this past off-season, the Chargers did not completely address the need of replacing him. That may come back to hurt them, but the decision may pay off. Supposedly the next great Ohio State defensive linemen, Zach Harrison has plenty of skills rushing the passer. Teaming him with Joey Bosa to learn from will be beneficial.
  1. New England Patriots: WR Chris Olave, Ohio State
  • The Patriots spent a lot of money this off-season that helped them improve the offense. Even though the offense improved, playmakers on the outside is still a need. Chris Olave is a good down the field receiver and route runner. He can become the number one target for Cam Newton or Mack Jones.
  1. Pittsburg Steelers: QB Desmond Ridder, Cincinnati
  • The Steelers will be looking for their next franchise Quarterback during the 2022 off-season. Some may say drafting Ridder will be a reach, but if he has a quality season this year it won’t be a surprise to see him drafted early.
  1. Philadelphia Eagles (Via Dolphins): RB Isaiah Spiller, Texas A&M
  • The Eagles need to add more talent around Jalen Hurts. Having a running back that can threaten a defense by running or catching the ball will take pressure off Hurts. Spiller is one of the top running backs in the nation and will help the Eagles offense become more consistent in the run game.
  1. New Orleans Saints: WR Treylon Burks, Arkansas
  • Michael Tomas needs someone across from him that can draw the double team away from him. With the Saints now without Drew Brees, whomever is their Quarterback will need more weapons to help them further develop. Burks is a solid receiver with great size at 6’3 232 pounds. He uses his frame to make contested catches. Burks can be a great number 2 across from Thomas.
  1. Dallas Cowboys: Edge Kingsley Enagbare, South Carolina
  • Dallas is another team that is in dire need of a pass rush. Enagbare will bring what the Cowboys with his size and explosiveness off the edge. He has a quick twitch that is unmatched. If he has a solid season, he could see himself drafted higher then expected.
  1. Tennessee Titans: TE Jalen Wydermyer, Texas A&M
  • Adding another weapon to this explosive offense would be danger to other teams. Betting that Julio Jones stays healthy the whole season, the Titans will be expected to be in the playoffs. Wydemyer is a physical specimen standing at 6’5 255 pounds. He’s a good route runner, but his most impressive trait is his run blocking.
  1. New York Jets (Via Seahawks): CB Ahmad Gardner, Cincinnati
  • With their 2nd first round pick, the Jets address their secondary. Again, Robert Sialasf loves to add young playmakers to his defense. Ahmad Gardner is a natural man coverage corner. Since his freshmen year as a starter, he has a thirty-five percent completion rate against him.
  1. Philadelphia Eagles (Via Colts): S Jordan Battle, Alabama
  • The Eagles add more help to their secondary with this pick. Jordan Battle is smart, explosive, and versatile as a defensive back. He has experience playing corner so he can help the Eagles in different ways.
  1. Miami Dolphins (Via 49ers): Edge Myjai Sanders, Cincinnati
  • The Dolphins need to continue to add to their defensive line. Their defense is better when their front 7 is producing pressure. Sanders is another prospect that is raw but poses the potential to build upon his talents.
  1. Cleveland Browns: OC Tyler Linderbaum, Iowa
  • After making the playoffs this past season, Cleveland will need to add more young bodies to help protect their franchise Quarterback Baker Mayfield. Linderbaum is the best center in the draft. If the Browns want to continue their success making the playoffs, protecting Mayfield will be the key.
  1. Buffalo Bills: OT Zion Nelson, Miami
  • The Bills are set to pay Josh Allen big money in the upcoming months. The team has already taken the proper steps to help keep Allen upright for the near future by signing Dion Dawkins to a long-term contract. Drafting Nelson will help complete their tackle positions with two young stars. Nelson is one heck of an athlete for his size and is a mauler as a run blocker.
  1. Detroit Lions (Via LA Rams): OT Rasheed Walker, Penn State
  • After drafting their franchise Quarterback, the Lions go and get the guy that is going to protect him. Walker is an athletic tackle that is good in pass protection. He should be able to keep Howell upright.
  1. Baltimore Ravens: Edge Brenton Cox, Florida
  • The Ravens love to add players to their defense, especially when it’s a pass rusher. Brenton Cox can generate pressure from the edge while being able to help defend the run. The Ravens need more young pieces on their aging defense.
  1. Green Bay Packers: WR John Metchie lll, Alabama
  • No matter how the Aaron Rodgers situation plays out, the Packers need to add more weapons to their offense across from Devante Adams. John Metchie is coming into this season with a point to prove. He wants to prove that he has the talent to be a number 1 wide receiver and he’s not a product of Alabama’s system.
  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: WR Drake London. USC
  • After this season, the Bucs will be a little thin at the wide receiver. Godwin will be a potential free agent, Brown’s situation is year to year, and who knows what Gronk will do. So adding more weapons next off-season will be key. London is a big bodied receiver who can make contested catches and can become a main red zone target.
  1. Kansas City Chiefs: CB Andrew Booth Jr., Clemson
  • The Chiefs secondary needs help in any kind of way. Adding Booth who is a good man and zone defender will better their pass defense. Booth is also not afraid to come down and make a tackle.

 

 

 

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.


12. New York Giants See the source image

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 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

Shayne’s 2021 Final Mock Draft

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Round 1

 

 

1. Jacksonville Jaguars -Trevor Lawrence /QB/ Clemson

2. New York Jets – Zach Wilson /QB/ BYU

3.San Francisco 49ers – Mac Jones /QB/ Alabama

4. Atlanta Falcons – Justin Fields /QB/ Ohio St.

5. Cincinnati Bengals – Ja’Marr Chase /WR/ LSU

6. Miami Dolphins -Penei Sewell /OT/ Oregon

7. Detroit Lions – Jaylen Waddle /WR/ Alabama

8. Carolina Panthers – Kyle Pitts /TE/ Florida 

9. Denver Broncos – Trey Lance /QB/ North Dakota St.

10. Dallas Cowboys Rashawn Slater /OT/ Northwestern

11. New York Giants – DeVonta Smith /WR/ Alabama

12. Philadelphia Eagles-  Jaycee Horn /CB/ South Carolina

13. Los Angeles Chargers – Patrick Surtain II /CB/ Alabama

14. Minnesota Vikings – Alijah Vera-Tucker /IOL/ USC

15. New England Patriots -Caleb Farley /CB/ Virginia Tech

16. Arizona Cardinals – Kwity Paye /EDGE/ Michigan 

17. Las Vegas Raiders – Micah Parsons /LB/ Penn State

18. Miami Dolphins – Jaelan Phillips /EDGE/ Miami 

19. Washington Football Team – Christian Darrisaw /OT/ Virginia Tech 

20. Chicago Bears – Teven Jenkins /OT/ Oklahoma State

21. Indianapolis Colts -Greg Newsome II /CB/ Northwestern

22. Tennessee Titans -Rashod Bateman /WR/ Minnesota

23. New York Jets – Azeez Ojulari /EDGE/ Georgia

24. Pittsburgh Steelers – Samuel Cosmi /OT/ Texas

25. Jacksonville Jaguars – Najee Harris /RB/ Alabama

26. Cleveland Browns – Gregory Rousseau /EDGE/ Miami

27. Baltimore Ravens – Dillion Radunz /OT/ North Dakota State

28. New Orleans Saints – Eric Stokes /CB/ Georgia

29. Green Bay Packers -Jalen Mayfield /OT/ Michigan

30. Buffalo Bills – Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah /LB/ Notre Dame

    31. Baltimore Ravens – Trevon Moehrig /S/ TCU

32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Landon Dickerson /IOL/ Alabama

 

Round 2

33. Jacksonville Jaguars – Liam Eichenberg /OT/ Notre Dame

34. New York Jets – Asante Samuel Jr. /CB/ Florida St.

35. Atlanta Falcons – Jayson Oweh /EDGE/ Penn St.

36. Miami Dolphins – Travis Etienne /RB/ Clemson

37. Philadelphia Eagles – Kadarius Toney /WR/ Florida 

38. Cincinnati Bengals – Alex Leatherwood /OT/ Alabama

39. Carolina Panthers – Christian Barmore / IDL/ Alabama

40. Denver Broncos – Zaven Collins /LB/ Tulsa

41. Detroit Lions – Ifeatu Melifonwu /CB/ Syracuse

42. New York Giants – Jamin Davis /LB/ Kentucky 

43. San Francisco 49ers – Carlos Basham Jr. /EDGE/ Wake Forest 

44. Dallas Cowboys – Joe Tryon /EDGE/ Washington 

45. Jacksonville Jaguars – Rondale Moore /WR/ Purdue

46. New England Patriots – Elijah Moore /WR/ Ole Miss

47. Los Angeles Chargers – Wyatt Davis /IOL/ Ohio St.

48. Las Vegas Raiders – Levi Onwuzurike /IDL/ Washington 

49. Arizona Cardinals – Kelvin Joseph /CB/ Kentucky 

50. Miami Dolphins -Terrace Marshall Jr. /WR/ LSU

51. Washington Football Team – Nick Bolton /LB/ Missouri 

52. Chicago Bears – Davis Mills /QB/ Stanford 

53. Tennessee Titans –  Aaron Robinson /CB/ UCF

54. Indianapolis Colts – Brady Christensen /OT/ BYU

55. Pittsburgh Steelers – Creed Humphrey /IOL/ Oklahoma 

56. Seattle Seahawks – Joseph Ossai /EDGE/ Texas 

57. Los Angeles Rams – Baron Browning /LB/ Ohio St.

58. Kansas City Chiefs  – Dyami Brown /WR/ North Carolina

59. Cleveland Browns – Amon-Ra St. Brown /WR/ USC

60. New Orleans Saints – Ronnie Perkins /EDGE/ Oklahoma

61. Buffalo Bills – Javonte Williams /RB/ North Carolina 

62. Green Bay Packers – Elijah Molden /CB/ Washington 

63. Kansas City Chiefs – Jabril Cox /LB/ LSU

64. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Tommy Togiai /IDL/ Ohio St. 

 

Round 3

65. Jacksonville Jaguars – Jevon Holland /S/ Oregon 

66. New York Jets – Amari Rodgers /WR/ Clemson

67. Houston Texans – Nico Collins /WR/ Michigan 

68. Atlanta Falcons – Pat Freiermuth /TE/ Penn St. 

69. Cincinnati Bengals – Quinn Meinerz /IOL/ Wisconsin-Whitewater 

70. Philadelphia Eagles – Pete Werner /LB/ Ohio St.

71. Denver Broncos – Paulson Adebo /CB/ Stanford

72. Detroit Lions – Jackson Carman /OT/ Clemson

73. Carolina Panthers – Tyson Campbell /CB/ Georgia 

74. Washington Football Team – Richie Grant /S/ UCF

75. Dallas Cowboys – Daviyon Nixon /IDL/ Iowa 

76. New York Giants – Josh Myers /IOL/ Ohio St. 

77. Los Angeles Chargers – Jamar Johnson /S/ Indiana 

78. Minnesota Vikings – Payton Turner /EDGE/ Houston 

79. Las Vegas Raiders –  Spencer Brown /OT/ Northern Iowa

80. Las Vegas Raiders – Tylan Wallace /WR/ Oklahoma St. 

81. Miami Dolphins – Brevin Jordan /TE/ Miami

82. Washington Football Team – D’Wayne Eskridge /WR/ Western Michigan

83. Chicago Bears – Tommy Tremble /TE/ Notre Dame 

84. Philadelphia Eagles – Walker Little /OT/ Stanford

85. Tennessee Titans – Cameron McGrone /LB/ Michigan

86. New York Jets – Michael Carter /RB/ North Carolina 

87. Pittsburgh Steelers – Trill Williams /CB/ Syracuse

88. Los Angeles Rams – Stone Forsythe /OT/ Florida

89. Cleveland Browns – Jay Tufele /IDL/ USC

90. Minnesota Vikings – Chatarius Atwell /WR/ Louisville

91. Cleveland Browns – Benjamin St-Juste /CB/ Minnesota 

92. Green Bay Packers – Milton Williams /IDL/ Louisiana Tech 

93. Buffalo Bills – Janarius Robinson /EDGE/ Florida St.

      94. Baltimore Ravens  – Quincy Roche /EDGE/ Miami 

95. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Andre Cisco /S/ Syracuse 

96. New England Patriots –  Chazz Surratt /LB/ North Carolina

97. Los Angeles Chargers – James Hudson /OT/ Cincinnati 

98. New Orleans Saints – Divine Deablo /S/ Virginia Tech 

99. Dallas Cowboys – Israel Mukuamu /CB/ South Carolina 

100. Tennessee Titans – Tyler Shelvin /IDL/ LSU

101. Detroit Lions –  Kellen Mond /QB/ Texas A&M

102. San Francisco 49ers – Trey Smith /IOL/ Tennesse 

103. Los Angeles Rams – Ben Clevland /IOL/ Georgia 

104. Baltimore Ravens – Hunter Long /TE/ Boston College 

105. New Orleans Saints – Alim McNeil /IDL/ NC State 

Round 4

106. Jacksonville Jaguars – Osa Odighizuwa /IDL/ UCLA

107.New York Jets – Robert Hainsey /OT/ Notre Dame

108. Atlanta Falcons – Kenneth Gainwell /RB/ Memphis

109. Houston Texans – Hamsah Nasirildeen /S/ Florida St. 

110. Cleveland Browns – Aaron Banks /IOL/ Notre Dame

111. Cincinnati Bengals – Kenny Yeboah /TE/ Ole Miss

112. Detroit Lions – Jordan Smith /EDGE/ UAB

113. Carolina Panthers – James Wiggins /S/ Cincinnati 

114. Denver Broncos – Deonte Brown /IOL/ Alabama 

115. Dallas Cowboys – Joshuah Bledsoe /S/ Missouri 

116. New York Giants – Hamilcar Rashed Jr. /EDGE/ Oregon St.

117. San Francisco 49ers – Richard LeCounte III /S/ Georgia

118. Los Angeles Chargers – Elerson Smith /EDGE/ Northern Iowa 

119. Minnesota Vikings – Dylan Moses /LB/ Alabama

120. New England Patriots – Kyle Trask /QB/ Florida 

121. Las Vegas Raiders – Dayo Odeyingbo /EDGE/ Vanderbilt 

122. New England Patriots – Trey Sermon /RB/ Ohio St.

123. Philadelphia Eagles – Shaun Wade /CB/ Ohio St.

124. Washington Football Team – Ambry Thomas /CB/ Michigan 

125. Minnesota Vikings – Olaijah Griffin /CB/ USC

126. Tennessee Titans – Tyree Gillespie /S/ Missouri 

127. Indianapolis Colts – Marvin Wilson /IDL/ Florida St.

128. Pittsburgh Steelers – Chuba Hubbard /RB/ Oklahoma St.

129. Seattle Seahawks – Talonoa Hufanga /S/ USC

130. Jacksonville Jaguars – Johnathon Cooper /EDGE/ Ohio St.

131. Baltimore Ravens – Jaelon Darden /WR/ North Texas 

132. Cleveland Browns – Caden Sterns /S/ Texas

133. New Orleans Saints – Ihmir Smith-Marsette /WR/ Iowa

134. Minnesota Vikings – Ar’Darius Washington /S/ TCU

135. Green Bay Packers – Simi Fehoko /WR/ Stanford 

136. Baltimore Ravens – Kary Vincent Jr. /CB/ LSU

137. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Patrick Jones II /EDGE/ Pittsburgh 

138. Dallas Cowboys – Trey Hill /IOL/ Georgia 

139. New England Patriots – Jaylen Twyman /IDL/ Pittsburgh 

140. Pittsburgh Steelers – Adetokunbo Ogundeji /EDGE/ Notre Dame 

141. Los Angeles Rams – Shaka Toney /EDGE/ 

142. Green Bay Packers –  JUstin Hilliard /LB/ Ohio St.

143. Minnesota Vikings – Marlon Tuipulotu /IDL/ USC

144. Kansas City Chiefs – Patrick Johnson /EDGE/ Tulane 

Round 5

145. Jacksonville Jaguars – Marco Wilson /CB/ Florida

146. New York Jets – Derrick Barnes /LB/ Purdue 

147. Houston Texans – Tre Brown /CB/ Oklahoma 

148. Atlanta Falcons – Robert Rochell /CB/ Central Arkansas 

149. Cincinnati Bengals – Jacoby Stevens /S/ LSU

150. Philadelphia Eagles – Dazz Newsome /WR/ North Carolina 

151. Carolina Panthers – Jamie Newman /QB/ Georgia

152. Denver Broncos – Josh Ball /OT/ Marshall 

153. Detroit Lions – Monty Rice /LB/ Georgia

154. New York Jets – Tre’ McKitty /TE/ Georgia 

155. San Francisco 49ers – Rhamondre Stevenson /RB/ Oklahoma 

156. Miami Dolphins – Kendrick Green /IOL/ Illinois 

157. Minnesota Vikings – D’Ante Smith /OT/ East Carolina 

158. Houston Texans – Victor Dimukeje /EDGE/ Duke 

159. Los Angeles Chargers – Dez Fitzpatrick /WR/ Louisville 

160. Arizona Cardinals – Seth Williams /WR/ Auburn 

161. Buffalo Bills – Thomas Graham Jr. /CB/ Oregon

162. Las Vegas Raiders – Paris Ford /S/ Pittsburgh

163. Washington Football Team – Kylin Hill /RB/ Mississipi St. 

164. Chicago Bears – Cameron Sample /EDGE/ Tulane

165. Indianapolis Colts – Shi Smith /WR/ South Carolina 

166. Tennessee Titans – Rashad Weaver /EDGE/ Pittsburgh 

167. Las Vegas Raiders – Keith Taylor Jr. /CB/ Washington 

168. Minnesota Vikings – Rodarius Williams /CB/ Oklahoma St. 

169. Cleveland Browns – Tony Fields II /LB/ West Virginia 

170. Jacksonville Jaguars – Josh Imatorbhebhe /WR/ Illinois 

171. Baltimore Ravens – Tedarrell Slaton /IDL/ Florida 

172. San Francisco 49ers – Anthony Schwartz /WR/ Auburn 

173. Green Bay Packers – David Moore /IOL/ Grambling 

174. Buffalo Bills – Brenden Jaimes /OT/ Nebraska 

175. Kansas City Chiefs – Joshua Kaindoh /EDGE/ Florida St.

176. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Demetric Felton /WR/ UCLA

177. New England Patriots – Chris Rumph II /EDGE/ Duke 

178. Green Bay Packers – Jemar Jefferson /RB/ Oregon St.

179. Dallas Cowboys – Charles Snowden /LB/ Virginia

180. San Francisco 49ers – Dan Moore Jr. /OT/ Texas A&M 

181. Kansas City Chiefs – Shakur Brown /CB/ Michigan St. 

182. Atlanta Falcons – Frank Darby /WR/ Arizona St.

183. Atlanta Falcons – Isaiah McDuffie /LB/ Boston College 

184. Baltimore Ravens – Daelin Hayes /EDGE/ Notre Dame 

 

Round 6

185. Los Angeles Chargers – Khalil Herbert /RB/ Virginia Tech  

186. New York Jets – Avery Williams /CB/ Boise St.

 187. Atlanta Falcons – Khyiris Tonga /IDL/ BYU

188. New England Patriots – Tommy Kramer /TE/ Notre Dame  

189. Philadelphia Eagles – Cornell Powell /WR/ Clemson

190. Cincinnati Bengals – Joshua Kaindoh /EDGE/ Florida St.

191. Carolina Panthers – Jaylon Moore /OT/ Western Michigan

192. Dallas Cowboys – Sam Ehlinger /QB/ Texas

193. Carolina Panthers – Garret Wallow /LB/ TCU

194. San Francisco 49’ers – Bryce Thompson /CB/ Tennessee

195. Houston Texans – Kylen Granson /TE/ SMU

196. New York’s Giants – Camryn Bynum /CB/ California

197. New England Patriots – Damar Hamlin /S/ Pittsburgh

198. Los Angeles Chargers – K.J. Britt /LB/ Auburn

199. Minnesota Vikings – John Bates /TE/ Boise St.

200. Las Vegas Raiders – Nick Eubanks /TE/ Michigan

201. New York Giants –  Javian Hawkins /RB/ Louisville

202. Cincinnati Bengals – Deommodore Lenore /CB/ Oregon

203. Houston Texans – Chauncey Golston /EDGE/ Iowa

204. Chicago Bears – Cade Johnson /WR/ South Dakota St.

205. Tennessee Titans – Jack Anderson /IOL/ Texas Tech

206. Indianapolis Colts – Wyatt Hubert /EDGE/ Kansas St.

207. Kansas City Chiefs – K.J. Costello /QB/ Mississippi St.

208. Chicago Bears – Zech McPhearson /CB/ Texas Tech

209. Los Angeles Rams – Austin Watkins /WR/ UAB

     210 . Baltimore Ravens – Sadarius Hutcherson /IOL/ South Carolina

211. Cleveland Browns – Tommy Doyle /OT/ Miami Ohio

212. Houston Texans – Royce Newman /OT/ Ole Miss

213. Buffalo Bills – Trevon Grimes /WR/ Florida

214. Green Bay Packers – Darrick Forrest /S/ Cincinnati

215. Tennessee Titans – Marquez Stevenson /WR/  Houston

216. Pittsburgh Steelers – Josh Palmer /WR/ Tennessee

217. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Pooka Williams /RB/ Kansas

218. New Orleans Saints – Zach Davidson /TE/ Central Missouri

219. Atlanta Falcons – Jamien Sherwood /S/ Auburn

220. Green Bay Packers – Marlon Williams /WR/ UCF

221. Chicago Bears – Bobby Brown III /IDL/ Texas A&M

222. Carolina Panthers – Chris Evans /RB/ Michigan

223. Arizona Cardinals – Nick Niewmann /LB/ Iowa

224. Philadelphia Eagles – Jaret Patterson /RB/ Buffalo

225. Philadelphia Eagles – Brady Breeze /S/ Oregon

226. New York Jets – Dax Milne /WR/ BYU

227. Dallas Cowboys – Quinten Morris /TE/ Bowling Green

228. Chicago Bears – Paddy Fisher /LB/ Northwestern

Round 7

 

229. New Orleans Saints – Malcom Koonce /EDGE/ Buffalo

230. San Francisco 49’ers – Ernest Jones /LB/ South Carolina

231. Miami Dolphins – Tre Norwood /CB/ Oklahoma

232. Tennessee Titans – Adrian Ealy /OT/ Oklahoma

233. Houston Texans – Malik Herring /IDL/ Georgia

234. Philadelphia Eagles – Drake Jackson /IOL/ Kentucky

235. Cincinnati Bengals – Joshua Ross /LB/ Michigan

236. Buffalo Bills – William Bradley-King /EDGE/ Baylor

237. Denver Broncos – Sage Surratt /WR/ Wake Forest

238. Dallas Cowboys -Antonio Phillips /CB/ Ball St.

239. Denver Broncos – Gerrid Doaks /RB/ Cincinnati

240. Philadelphia Eagles – Ian Book /QB Notre Dame

241. Los Angeles Chargers – Rachard Wildgoose Jr. /CB/ Wisconsin

242. New England Patriots – Foster Sarell /OT/ Stanford

243. Arizona Cardinals – Manny Rugamba /CB/ Miami Ohio

244. Miami Dolphins – Tariq Thompson /S/ San Diego St.

245. Pittsburgh Steelers – Felipe Franks /QB/ Arkansas

246. Washington Football Team – Jimmy Morrissey /IOL/ Pittsburgh

247. Arizona Cardinals – Pro Wells /TE/ TCU

248. Indianapolis Colts – Tyler Cole /S/ Purdue

249. Jacksonville Jaguars – Shemar Jean-Charles /CB/ Appalachian St.

250. Seattle Seahawks – Alaric Jackson /OT/ Iowa

251. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Brandon Smith /WR/ Iowa

252. Los Angeles Rams – Dj Daniel /CB/ Georgia

253. Denver Broncos – Christian Uphoff /S/ Illinois St.

254. Pittsburgh Steelers – Grant Stuard /LB/ Houston

255. New Orleans Saints – Carson Green /OT/ Texas A&M

256. Green Bay Packers – Tamorrion Terry /WR/ Florida St.

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

Cover Photo taken from pff.com & All Logos were taken from wikipedia.org

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

Shayne’s 2021 Mock Draft 4.0

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Round 1

 

1. Jacksonville Jaguars -Trevor Lawrence /QB/ Clemson

2. New York Jets – Zach Wilson /QB/ BYU

3.San Francisco 49ers – Justin Fields /QB/ Ohio State

4. Atlanta Falcons – Trey Lance /QB/ North Dakota State

5. Cincinnati Bengals – Ja’Marr Chase /WR/ LSU

6. Miami Dolphins – Kyle Pitts /TE/ Florida

7. Detroit Lions – Jaylen Waddle /WR/ Alabama

8. Carolina Panthers – Penei Sewell /OT/ Oregon

9. Denver Broncos – Patrick Surtain II /CB/ Alabama

10. Dallas Cowboys – Jaycee Horn /CB/ South Carolina

11. New York Giants – Keith Paye /EDGE/ Michigan

12. Philadelphia Eagles- DeVonta Smith /WR/ Alabama

13. Los Angeles Chargers – Rashawn Slater /OT/ Northwestern

14. Minnesota Vikings – Jaelan Phillips /EDGE/ Miami

15. New England Patriots – Mac Jones /QB/ Alabama

16. Arizona Cardinals – Alijah Vera-Tucker /IOL/ USC

17. Las Vegas Raiders – Micah Parsons /LB/ Penn State

18. Miami Dolphins – Azeez Ojulari /EDGE/ Georgia

19. Washington Football Team – Christian Darrisaw /OT/ Virginia Tech

20. Chicago Bears – Teven Jenkins /OT/ Oklahoma State

21. Indianapolis Colts – Caleb Farley /CB/ Virginia Tech

22. Tennessee Titans – Gregg Newsome II /CB/ Northwestern

23. New York Jets – Gregory Rousseau /EDGE/ Miami

24. Pittsburgh Steelers – Najee Harris /RB/ Alabama

25. Jacksonville Jaguars – Samuel Cosmi /OT/ Texas

26. Cleveland Browns – Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah /LB/ Notre Dame

27. Baltimore Ravens – Trevon Moehrig /S/ TCU

28. New Orleans Saints – Kadarius Toney /WR/ Florida

29. Green Bay Packers – Rashod Bateman /WR/ Minnesota

30. Buffalo Bills – Jayson Oweh /EDGE/ Penn State

31. Kansas City Chiefs – Dillion Radunz /OT/ North Dakota State

32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Landon Dickerson /IOL/ Alabama

 

Round 2

33. Jacksonville Jaguars – Travis Etienne /RB/ Clemson

34. New York Jets – Jalen Mayfield /OT/ Michigan

35. Atlanta Falcons – Carlos Basham Jr. /EDGE/ Wake Forest

36. Miami Dolphins –  Rondale Moore /WR/ Purdue

37. Philadelphia Eagles – Asante Samuel Jr. /CB/ Florida St.

38. Cincinnati Bengals – Liam Eichenberg /OT/ Notre Dame

39. Carolina Panthers – Elijah Moore /WR/ Ole Miss

40. Denver Broncos – Zaven Collins /LB/ Tulsa

41. Detroit Lions – Alex Leatherwood /OT/ Alabama

42. New York Giants – Nick Bolton /LB/ Missouri

43. San Francisco 49ers – Aaron Robinson /CB/ UCF

44. Dallas Cowboys – Christian Barmore / IDL/ Alabama

45. Jacksonville Jaguars -Pat Freiermuth /TE/ Penn St.

46. New England Patriots – Jamin Davis /LB/ Kentucky

47. Los Angeles Chargers –  Kelvin Joseph /CB/ Kentucky

48. Las Vegas Raiders – Wyatt Davis /IOL/ Ohio St.

49. Arizona Cardinals – Javonte Williams /RB/ North Carolina

50. Miami Dolphins – Creed Humphrey /IOL/ Oklahoma

51. Washington Football Team – Eric Stokes /CB/ Georgia

52. Chicago Bears – Terrace Marshall Jr. /WR/ LSU

53. Tennessee Titans –  Jackson Carman /IOL/ Clemson

54. Indianapolis Colts – Brady Christensen /OT/ BYU

55. Pittsburgh Steelers – Quinn Meinerz /IOL/ Wisconsin Whitewater

56. Seattle Seahawks – Joe Tryon /EDGE/ Washington

57. Los Angeles Rams – Joseph Ossia /EDGE/ Texas

58. Baltimore Ravens – Josh Meyers /IOL/ Ohio St.

59. Cleveland Browns – Levi Onwuzurike /IDL/ Washington

60. New Orleans Saints – Ronnie Perkins /EDGE/ Oklahoma

61. Buffalo Bills – Ifeatu Melifonwu /CB/ Syracuse

62. Green Bay Packers – Walker Little /OT/ Stanford

63. Kansas City Chiefs – Trey Smith /IOL/ Tennessee

64. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Michael Carter /RB/ North Carolina

 

Round 3

65. Jacksonville Jaguars – Dyami Brown /WR/ North Carolina

66. New York Jets – Brevin Jordan /TE/ Miami

67. Houston Texans – Amon-Ra St. Brown /WR/ USC

68. Atlanta Falcons – Jevon Holland /S/ Oregon

69. Cincinnati Bengals – Quincy Roche /EDGE/ Miami

70. Philadelphia Eagles – Pete Werner /LB/ Ohio St.

71. Denver Broncos – Davis Mills /QB/ Stanford

72. Detroit Lions Baron Browning /LB/ Ohio St.

73. Carolina Panthers -Elijah Molden /CB/ Washington

74. Washington Football Team – Jabril Cox /LB/ LSU

75. Dallas Cowboys – Hunter Long /TE/ Boston College

76. New York Giants – Amari Rodgers /WR/ Clemson

77. Los Angeles Chargers – Richie Grant /S/ UCF

78. Minnesota Vikings – Tyson Campbell /CB/ Georgia

79. Las Vegas Raiders –  Tommy Togiai /IDL/ Ohio St.

80. Las Vegas Raiders – Nico Collins /WR/ Michigan

81. Miami Dolphins – Chuba Hubbard /RB/ Oklahoma St.

82. Washington Football Team – Kellen Mond /QB/ Texas A&M

83. Chicago Bears – Kyle Trask /QB/ Florida

84. Philadelphia Eagles – Hamsah Nasirildeen /S/ Florida St.

85. Tennessee Titans – Tylan Wallace /WR/ Oklahoma St.

86. New York Jets – D’Wayne Eskridge /WR/ Western Michigan

87. Pittsburgh Steelers – Paulson Adebo /CB/ Stanford

88. Los Angeles Rams – Stone Forsythe /OT/ Florida

89. Cleveland Browns – Chatarius Atwell /WR/ Louisville

90. Minnesota Vikings – Jamar Johnson /S/ Indiana

91. Cleveland Browns – Patrick Jones II /EDGE/ Pittsburgh

92. Green Bay Packers – Daviyon Nixon /IDL/ Iowa

93. Buffalo Bills – Jay Tufele /IDL/ USC

94. Kansas City Chiefs – Chazz Surratt /LB/ North Carolina

95. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Cameron McGrone /LB/ Michigan

96. New England Patriots –  Tommy Tremble /TE/ Notre Dame

97. Los Angeles Chargers – Hamilcar Rashed Jr. /EDGE/ Oregon St.

98. New Orleans Saints – Benjamin St-Jude /CB/ Minnesota

99. Dallas Cowboys – Deonte Brown /IOL/ Alabama

100. Tennessee Titans – Andre Ciso /S/ Syracuse

101. Detroit Lions –  Osa Odighizuwa /IDL/ UCLA

102. San Francisco 49’ers – Spencer Brown /OT/ Northern Iowa

103. Los Angeles Rams – Talanoa Hufanga /S/ USC

104. Baltimore Ravens – Seth Williams /WR/ Auburn

105. New Orleans Saints – Tyler Shelvin /IDL/ LSU

Round 4

106. Jacksonville Jaguars – Janarius Robinson /EDGE/ Florida St.

107.New York Jets – Israel Mukuau /CB/ South Carolina

108. Atlanta Falcons – Trey Sermon /RB/ Ohio St.

109. Houston Texans – Alim McNeill /IDL/ North Carolina St.

110. Cleveland Browns – Ben Clevland /IOL/ Georgia

111. Cincinnati Bengals – Aaron Banks /IOL/ Notre Dame

112. Detroit Lions – Trill Williams /CB/ Syracuse

113. Carolina Panthers -Robert Hainsey /OT/ Notre Dame

114. Denver Broncos – Marlon Tuipulotu /IDL/ USC

115. Dallas Cowboys – Payton Turner /EDGE/ Houston

116. New York Giants – James Hudson /OT/ Cincinnati

117. San Francisco 49ers – Kenneth Gainwell /RB/ Memphis

118. Los Angeles Chargers – Olaijah Griffin /CB/ USC

119. Minnesota Vikings – Dylan Moses /LB/ Alabama

120. New England Patriots – Joshuah Bledsoe /S/ Missouri

121. Las Vegas Raiders – Jordan Smith /EDGE/ UAB

122. New England Patriots – Jaelon Darden /WR/ North Texas

123. Philadelphia Eagles – Shaun Wade /CB/ Ohio St.

124. Washington Football Team – Dazz Newsome /WR/ North Carolina

125. Minnesota Vikings – Jaylen Twyman /IDL/ Pittsburgh

126. Tennessee Titans – Kenny Yeboah /TE/ Ole Miss

127. Indianapolis Colts – Marvin Wilson /IDL/ Florida St.

128. Pittsburgh Steelers – Justin Hillard /LB/ Ohio St.

129. Seattle Seahawks – Keith Taylor /CB/ Washington

130. Jacksonville Jaguars – Tyree Gillespie /S/ Missouri

131. Baltimore Ravens – Rashad Weaver /EDGE/ Pittsburgh

132. Cleveland Browns – Kary Vincent Jr. /CB/ LSU

133. New Orleans Saints – Tony Fields II /LB/ West Virginia

134. Minnesota Vikings – Dez Fitzpatrick /WR/ Louisville

135. Green Bay Packers – Ar’Darius Washington /S/ TCU

136. Kansas City Chiefs -Milton Williams /IDL/ Louisiana Tech

137. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Dayo Odeyingbo /EDGE/ Vanderbilt

138. Dallas Cowboys – James Wiggins /S/ Cincinnati

139. New England Patriots – Demetric Felton /WR/ UCLA

140. Pittsburgh Steelers – Patrick Johnson /EDGE/ Tulane

141. Los Angeles Rams – Anthony Schwartz /WR/ Auburn

142. Green Bay Packers – Tre Brown /CB/ Oklahoma

143. Minnesota Vikings – Kendrick Green /IOL/ Illinois

144. Kansas City Chiefs – Robert Rochell /CB/ Central Arkansas

Round 5

145. Jacksonville Jaguars – Tommy Kraemer /IOL/ Notre Dame

146. New York Jets – Divine Deablo /S/ Virginia Tech

147. Houston Texans – Richard LeCounte III /S/ Georgia

148. Atlanta Falcons – Tre’ McKitty /TE/ Georgia

149. Cincinnati Bengals – Ambry Thomas /CB/ Michigan

150. Philadelphia Eagles – Jonathon Cooper /EDGE/ Ohio St.

151. Carolina Panthers – Jamie Newman /QB/ Georgia

152. Denver Broncos – Kylin Hill /RB/ Mississippi St.

153. Detroit Lions – Caden Sterns /S/ Texas

154. New York Jets – Rhamondre Stevenson /RB/ Oklahoma

155. San Francisco 49ers – JaCoby Stevens /S/ LSU

156. Miami Dolphins – Brenden Jaimes /OT/ Nebraska

157. Minnesota Vikings – Adetokunbo Ogundeji /EDGE/ Notre Dame

158. Houston Texans – Tre Norwood /CB/ Oklahoma

159. Los Angeles Chargers – Trey Hill /IOL/ Georgia

160. Arizona Cardinals – Dax Milne /WR/ BYU

161. Buffalo Bills – Paris Ford /S/ Pittsburgh

162. Las Vegas Raiders – Thomas Graham Jr. /CB/ Oregon

163. Washington Football Team – Khalil Herbert /RB/ Virginia Tech

164. Chicago Bears – Victor Dimukeje /EDGE/Duke

165. Indianapolis Colts – Cameron Sample /EDGE/ Tulane

166. Tennessee Titans – Derrick Barnes /LB/ Purdue

167. Las Vegas Raiders – D’Ante Smith /OT/ East Carolina

168. Minnesota Vikings – Sage Surratt /WR/ Wake Forest

169. Cleveland Browns – Darrick Forrest /S/ Cincinnati

170. Jacksonville Jaguars – Frank Darby /WR/ Arizona St.

171. Baltimore Ravens – Marco Wilson /CB/ Florida

172. San Francisco 49ers – Elerson Smith /EDGE/ Northern Iowa

173. Green Bay Packers – Monty Rice /LB/ Georgia

174. Buffalo Bills – Ihmir Smith-Marsette /WR/ Iowa

175. Kansas City Chiefs – Joshua Kaindoh /EDGE/ Florida St.

176. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Jamien Sherwood /S/ Auburn

177. New England Patriots – David Moore /IOL/ Grambling

178. Green Bay Packers – Javian Hawkins /RB/ Louisville

179. Dallas Cowboys – Charles Snowden /LB/ Virginia

180. San Francisco 49ers – Sadarius Hutcherson /IOL/ South Carolina

181. Kansas City Chiefs – Simi Fehoko /WR/ Stanford

182. Atlanta Falcons – Rodarius Williams /CB/ Oklahoma St.

183. Atlanta Falcons – Shi Smith /WR/ South Carolina

184. Baltimore Ravens – Shaka Toney /EDGE/ Penn St.

Riley’s 2021 Mock Draft 3.0 – 7 Rounds

Cover Photo taken from pff.com & All Logos were taken from wikipedia.org

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

Shayne’s 2021 Mock Draft 3.0

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With the Draft getting closer and closer the NFL is looking like the NBA with the amount of trades that are happening. This mock was written February 18, 2021 after the Carson Wentz trade. The order is set by the draft network and there is no trades in this mock. Obviously things will look very different come draft night, until then please enjoy this 3 round mock and be sure to let me know what you think.

 

Round 1

 

Jacksonville Jaguars (2013 - Pres) 1. Jacksonville Jaguars –Trevor Lawrence /QB/ Clemson

With the first pick in the draft the Jags secure the future with Trevor Lawrence. He will be the face of the franchise for the next 15 years and has all the potential to be a consistent top 5 quarterback in the NFL.


New York Jets (2019 - Pres)  2. New York Jets – Zach Wilson /QB/ BYU

The Jets should move on from Sam Darnold and collect picks to help build the rest of the roster. Taking Wilson with the 2nd pick allows them to bring in a young gam changing quarterback who can grow with all the talent they should surround him with. Not to mention Wilson might have the highest ceiling of all quarterbacks in this draft.


Miami Dolphins (2018 - Pres) 3. Miami Dolphins – Penei Sewell /OT/ Oregon

Tua needs protection if he is ever going to have a chance to develop into what everyone thought he was last year. With the selection of Sewell Tua’s bind side is secured for the foreseeable future, you can move Austin Jackson to right tackle where he will have a chance to flourish. Allowing you to have one of the best young tackle tandems in the league.


Atlanta Falcons (2003 - Pres) 4. Atlanta Falcons – Rashawn Slater /OT/ Northwestern

The Falcons decide to stay with Ryan for another year. Slater comes in day 1 and can play either left tackle with Matthews kicking inside or left guard keeping Mathews at tackle. Either way Atlanta’s offensive line becomes much better, and Matt Ryan should be able to stand in the pocket all day dissect defences.


Cincinnati Bengals (2004 - Pres) 5. Cincinnati Bengals – Ja’Marr Chase /WR/ LSU

A LSU reunion in Cincinnati, Burrow gets his #1 target from 2019 back when they both played at LSU. With Chase opting out this past season he is still the clear #1 receiver in the draft, him and Burrow should have no trouble getting re-acclimated and finding success similar to what they did in college.


Philadelphia Eagles (1996 - Pres) 6. Philadelphia Eagles – Justin Fields /QB/ Ohio St.

A new era in Philly Wentz is gone and Hurts does not have the tools to be a elite level quarterback in the NFL. The rebuild starts now the Eagles take Justin Fields who has all the tools to become a top10 quarterback at the next level.


Detroit Lions (2017 - Pres) 7. Detroit Lions – Jaylen Waddle /WR/ Alabama

the Lions add a much needed playmaker in Waddle who is the most electric player in this years draft. Do not be fooled by Smiths production at the end of the year if you watch Alabama’s early games when Waddle was healthy its clear he was the #1 option in that offence. Waddle also offers you value in the return game being able to break it off for 6 at any given time.


Carolina Panthers (2012 - Pres) 8. Carolina Panthers – Trey Lance /QB/ North Dakota St.

The Panthers get the future of the franchise with Trey Lance a tall strong mobile quarterback with a good arm. Lance is a perfect modern day quarterback who can hurt you with his arm or legs as shown by running for over 140 yards in the only game he played this past year. The panthers can take there time with Lance and ease him into the game considering they still have Bridgewater for the next year, although I think it will be tough to keep Lance off the field.


Denver Broncos (1997 - Pres) 9. Denver Broncos – Patrick Surtain II /CB/ Alabama

The Broncos come away with the #1 corner in this years draft who has been groomed form birth to play the corner position. Surtain II dad played 11 years in the NFL and its clear he has shown his son a few things. Surtain II should come in and be a starting corner game 1 for the Broncos.


Dallas Cowboys (1964 - Pres) 10. Dallas Cowboys – Caleb Farley /CB/ Virginia Tech

The Cowboys get to fill a major need on there team without reaching, Farley offers so much upside at 6’2″ and 197 pounds he can match up with any receiver. Farley will a huge impact for the cowboys defence and should make a instant improvement.


New York Giants (2000 - Pres) 11. New York Giants – DeVonta Smith /WR/ Alabama

With Smith falling out of the top 10 the Giants cant help themselves and get arguably the best receiver in this years draft. Daniel Jones needs weapons, with the addition of Smith he stretches the field. Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram should have a easier time getting open underneath and in  the middle of the field.


San Francisco 49ers (2009 - Pres) 12. San Francisco 49ers – Kyle Pitts /TE/ Florida

Adding Kyle Pitts to this offence should be illegal. San Fran gets a dynamic player who can be used in similar ways to Travis kelce moving him out wide or keeping him on the line. The niners offence with Kittle and Pitts will prove to be the biggest miss-match for defences, no one will can cover Kittle now imagine trying to stop 2 of those guys in Shanahan’s offence.


Los Angeles Chargers (2020 - Pres) 13. Los Angeles Chargers – Christian Darrisaw /OT/ Virginia Tech

The Chargers get some much needed help along the O-line Darrisaw can play left tackle solidifying the blind side for Herbert. In back to back drafts the Chargers come away with two of the most important position’s creating stability and hope for the future of the organization.


 Minnesota Vikings (2013 - Pres) 14. Minnesota Vikings – Gregory Rousseau /EDGE/ Miami

Rousseau is on of the most talented raw players to come out in recent memory only playing 1 season as a edge rusher, in that season he led the country with 15.5 sacks while at Miami. Mike Zimmer’s coaching staff has been known to turn raw pass rushers into productive players in the league, so taking Rousseau with the 14th pick seems like the most ideal fit for both player and team.


New England Patriots (2000 - Pres) 15. New England Patriots – Micah Parsons /LB/ Penn St.

Parsons was a consensus top 10 pick to start the season he is a freak athlete that can be used all over the field. Bill will be running the pick up himself if Parsons is still there, his ability to do multiple things as a line backer is what Bill covets from that position.


Arizona Cardinals (2005 - Pres) 16. Arizona Cardinals – Jaycee Horn /CB/ South Carolina

Patrick Peterson is leaving in free agency and the Cardinals draft his replacement with Horn. He is a long, tall, and fast corner showing all the natural  ability to come in and play press or bump and run and be successful. The Cardinals get there CB-1 to continue building this teams young talented secondary.


Las Vegas Raiders (2020 - Pres) 17. Las Vegas Raiders – Kwity Paye /EDGE/ Michigan

Another big school guy for Mayock, Paye should bring some much needed help to the Raiders pass rush.


Miami Dolphins (2018 - Pres) 18. Miami Dolphins – Zaven Collins /LB/ Tulsa 

Flores gets his linebacker that can do it all similar to Parsons Collins can do multiple things from the linebacker spot. Collins versatility allows him to line up as a pass rusher along the edge on 3rd down as well s playing the traditional linebacker roll.


Washington Football Team (2020 - Pres) 19. Washington Football Team – Samuel Cosmi /OT/ Texas

Whoever is under centre week 1 they will be thankful to have Cosmi playing left tackle blocking for them. Cosmi will come in from day 1 and be the left tackle for Washington being a major upgrade from what they had there last season. Cosmi still has room to grow into his 6’7″ frame and should continue to grow and get better at the next level. Starting 34of 35 games Cosmi is a great investment for the future of this team.


Chicago Bears (1974 - Pres) 20. Chicago Bears – Alex Leatherwood /OT/ Alabama

The Bears need help wherever they can get it along the offensive line, and thats exactly what they get in Leatherwood at 6’5″ 312 pounds Leatherwood can play either guard or tackle for you. Playing both left tackle and right guard during his time at Alabama Leatherwood might project better at guard for the NFL, but I would still give him a fair shot at tackle considering he played the lsat two seasons starting at left tackle in the SEC.


Indianapolis Colts (2002 - Pres) 21. Indianapolis Colts – Liam Eichenberg /OT/ Notre Dame

Now that the Colts have Wentz under centre it would be a smart investment to protect him if you don’t want to see a repeat of what happened last year in Philadelphia. Along with the retirement of Castonzo, Eichenberg should fill that role nicely starting the last 3 seasons at Notre Dame playing left tackle.


Tennessee Titans (1999 - Pres) 22. Tennessee Titans – Azeez Ojulari /EDGE/ Georgia

The Titans pass rush needs help the Clowney experiment did not work and they find themselves again looking for a 3-4 pass rusher. Ojulari fits there scheme and brings athleticism that no none else offers at this position on the Titans. Ojulari’s burst, bend and flexibility are all great tools he shows he will be able to add to his game and should get even better in the NFL.


New York Jets (2019 - Pres)  23. New York Jets – Travis Etienne /RB/ Clemson

Etienne is arguably one of the most dangerous prospects in this years draft. The jets need weapons all over the field and Etienne Fills the running back hole along with being a home run hitter he can take it the distance at any given time during the game all you need to do is put the ball in his hands.


Pittsburgh Steelers (2002 - Pres) 24. Pittsburgh Steelers – Alijah Vera-Tucker /IOL/ USC

With the retirement of Pouncey as well as Villanueva most likely leaving in free agency the Steelers would be grateful to have someone like Vera-Tucker on the team. Vera-Tucker played tackle and guard during his time at USC. Although his body suggest a move to guard at the NFL he played very well last season at left tackle and I would like to see him start there and prove he cant do it before being moved to guard. Worst case scenario Vera-Tucker can be a pro bowl guard in the NFL best case he turns into the starting left tackle its a no lose situation fo a team that needs help at both positions.


Jacksonville Jaguars (2013 - Pres) 25. Jacksonville Jaguars – Kadarius Toney /WR/ Florida

Urban Meyer was known for having some of the fastest most dynamic teams in college football I would assume he does something similar on the NFL. With his first selection outside of Lawrence he wastes no time in getting one of the the best run after the catch athletes in the draft. In addition to what Toney brings on offence he should become the starting punt and kick returner as well.


Cleveland Browns (2015 - Pres) 26. Cleveland Browns – Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah /LB/ Notre Dame

Owusu-Koramoah is hybrid of linebacker and safety he is at his best when covering tight ends and playing the alley in big nickel. He will be able to play the will in traditional fronts and move around almost being a positionless player in passing situations. He will be at his best if used similar to a player like Jeremy Chin was this past season.


Baltimore Ravens (1999 - Pres)  27. Baltimore Ravens – Rashod Bateman /WR/ Minnesota

Lamar gets his prayers answered with one of the top route runners in this years draft, Bateman can play opposite of Hollywood Brown and be the true X this offence has been searching for. Bateman has a great catch radius with strong hands and he is a willing blocker all things that make him fit what the Ravens are looking for.


New Orleans Saints (2017 - Pres) 28. New Orleans Saints – Jalen Phillips /EDGE/ Miami

Underrated and not talked about enough Jalen Phillips is a premiere edge rusher that can do everything for you. Jalen is 6’5″ and 258 pounds he has size, speed, power and position versatility, he plays the run just as good as he rushes the passer. New Orleans finally gets there long awaited edge rusher.


Green Bay Packers (1980 - Pres) 29. Green Bay Packers – Terrace Marshall Jr. /WR/ LSU

If Rodgers isn’t going anywhere it might be time for the Packers to cave and finally draft a receiver in the first round. Marshall Jr. fits what the Packers tend to go after in receivers being 6’3″ 200 pounds he has a slim build but has produced every season while at LSU even after Burrow left he still had double digit touchdowns and averaged more than 100 yards receiving per game. Opposite of Davante Adams he should be able to feast and great production his rookie year.


Buffalo Bills (1974 - Pres) 30. Buffalo Bills – Najee Harris /RB/ Alabama

A great season for the Bills, but all year the offence was missing a run game. With the culture and weather in Buffalo Harris is a tremendous fit fro the Bills he can be a true bell cow carrying the ball 25-30 times a game, not to mention what he can do in the pass game staying in to block or receiving Harris can help you in every way possible. With Harris the Bills can have a solid run game and make Josh Allen better than he already is.


 

Kansas City Chiefs (1972 - Pres) 31. Kansas City Chiefs – Jalen Mayfield /OT/ Michigan

Its safe to say the Chiefs biggest problem this year was the offensive line, Mahomes is possibly the best quarterback to play the game Andy and the Chiefs know this and will get him the protection he deserves. Mayfield has a ton of potential he can play right or left tackle or kick him inside to guard where he should dominate.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2020 - Pres) 32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Joseph Ossai /EDGE/ Texas 

With the possibility of Shaq Barrett not returning the Bucs get his replacement in Ossai who himself is a freak athlete can do what Barrett did for this pass rush. Ossai has a knack for creating turnovers and his motor never stops a high effort and impact player for a superbowl wining defence wont be fun for the rest of the league.


 

Round 2

 

Jacksonville Jaguars (2013 - Pres) 33. Jacksonville Jaguars – Dillion Radunz /OT/ North Dakota St. 

New York Jets (2019 - Pres) 34. New York Jets – Jayson Oweh /EDGE/ Penn St. 

Miami Dolphins (2018 - Pres) 35. Miami Dolphins – Javonte Williams /RB/ North Carolina

Atlanta Falcons (2003 - Pres) 36. Atlanta Falcons – Mac Jones /QB/ Alabama 

Cincinnati Bengals (2004 - Pres) 37. Cincinnati Bengals – Teven Jenkins /OT/ Oklahoma St.

Philadelphia Eagles (1996 - Pres) 38. Philadelphia Eagles – Rondale Moore /WR/ Purdue 

Detroit Lions (2017 - Pres) 39. Detroit Lions – Nick Bolton /LB/ Missouri  

Carolina Panthers (2012 - Pres) 40. Carolina Panthers – Asante Samuel Jr. /CB/ Florida St.

Denver Broncos (1997 - Pres) 41. Denver Broncos – Quincy Roche /EDGE/ Miami

Dallas Cowboys (1964 - Pres) 42. Dallas Cowboys – Christian Barmore /IDL/ Alabama 

New York Giants (2000 - Pres) 43. New York Giants – Eric Stokes Jr. /CB/ Georgia 

San Francisco 49ers (2009 - Pres) 44. San Francisco 49’ers – Wyatt Davis /IOL/ Ohio St.

Los Angeles Chargers (2020 - Pres) 45. Los Angeles Chargers – Aaron Robinson /CB/ UCF

Jacksonville Jaguars (2013 - Pres) 46. Jacksonville Jaguars – Pat Freiermuth /TE/ Penn St.

New England Patriots (2000 - Pres) 47. New England Patriots – Nico Collins /WR/ Michigan 

Arizona Cardinals (2005 - Pres) 48. Arizona Cardinals – Carlos Basham Jr. /EDGE/ Wake Forest 

Las Vegas Raiders (2020 - Pres) 49. Las Vegas Raiders – Levi Onwuzurike /IDL/ Washington 

Miami Dolphins (2018 - Pres) 50. Miami Dolphins – Brevin Jordan /TE/ Miami 

Washington Football Team (2020 - Pres) 51. Washington Football Team – Amon-Ra St. Brown /WR/ USC

Chicago Bears (1974 - Pres) 52. Chicago Bears – Kyle Trask /QB/ Florida 

Indianapolis Colts (2002 - Pres) 53. Indianapolis Colts – Greg Newsome II /CB/ Northwestern 

Tennessee Titans (1999 - Pres) 54. Tennessee Titans – Tommy Togiai /IDL/ Ohio St.

Seattle Seahawks (2012 - Pres) 55. Seattle Seahawks – Jackson Carman /OT/ Clemson

Pittsburgh Steelers (2002 - Pres) 56. Pittsburgh Steelers – Ifeatu Melifonwu /CB/ Syracuse

Los Angeles Rams (2020 - Pres) 57. Los Angeles Rams – Jabril Cox /LB/ LSU

Cleveland Browns (2015 - Pres) 58. Cleveland Browns – Elijah Molden /CB/ Washington 

Baltimore Ravens (1999 - Pres) 59. Baltimore Ravens – Patrick Jones II /EDGE/ Pittsburgh 

New Orleans Saints (2017 - Pres) 60. New Orleans Saints – Cameron McGrone /LB/ Michigan 

Green Bay Packers (1980 - Pres) 61. Green Bay Packers – Jay Tufele /IDL/ USC

Buffalo Bills (1974 - Pres) 62. Buffalo Bills – Paulson Adebo /CB/ Stanford 

Kansas City Chiefs (1972 - Pres) 63. Kansas City Chiefs – Creed Humphrey /IOL/ Oklahoma 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2020 - Pres) 64. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Walker Little /OT/ Stanford 

 

Round 3 

 

Jacksonville Jaguars (2013 - Pres) 65. Jacksonville Jaguars – Trevon Moehrig /S/ TCU 

New York Jets (2019 - Pres) 66. New York Jets – Dyami Brown /WR/ North Carolina

Houston Texans (2002 - Pres) 67. Houston Texans – Landon Dickerson /IOL/ Alabama

Atlanta Falcons (2003 - Pres) 68. Atlanta Falcons – Hamilcar Rasheed Jr. /EDGE/ Oregon St. 

Cincinnati Bengals (2004 - Pres) 69. Cincinnati Bengals – Trey Smith /IOL/ Tennessee 

Philadelphia Eagles (1996 - Pres) 70. Philadelphia Eagles – Pete Werner /LB/ Ohio St.

Detroit Lions (2017 - Pres) 71. Detroit Lions – Davison Nixon /IDL/ Iowa 

Carolina Panthers (2012 - Pres) 72. Carolina Panthers – Chazz Surat /LB/ North Carolina

Denver Broncos (1997 - Pres) 73. Denver Broncos – Dylan Mosses /LB/ Alabama 

Dallas Cowboys (1964 - Pres) 74. Dallas Cowboys – Javon Holland /S/ Oregon 

New York Giants (2000 - Pres) 75. New York Giants – Josh Meyers /IOL/ Ohio St. 

Washington Football Team (2020 - Pres) 76. Washington Football Team – Richie Grant /S/ UCF

Los Angeles Chargers (2020 - Pres) 77. Los Angeles Chargers – Michael Carter /RB/ North Carolina 

Minnesota Vikings (2013 - Pres) 78. Minnesota Vikings – Tyler Shelving /IDL/ LSU

Arizona Cardinals (2005 - Pres) 79. Arizona Cardinals – Trey Sermon /RB/ Ohio St. 

Las Vegas Raiders (2020 - Pres) 80. Las Vegas Raiders – Talanoa Hufanga /S/ USC

Miami Dolphins (2018 - Pres) 81. Miami Dolphins – Tylan Wallace /WR/ Oklahoma St. 

Washington Football Team (2020 - Pres) 82. Washington Football Team – Israel Mukuamu /CB/ South Carolina 

Chicago Bears (1974 - Pres) 83. Chicago Bears – Seth Williams /WR/ Auburn 

Philadelphia Eagles (1996 - Pres) 84. Philadelphia Eagles – Shaun Wade /CB/ Ohio St

Tennessee Titans (1999 - Pres) 85. Tennessee Titans – Chartarius Atwell /WR/ Louisville 

New York Jets (2019 - Pres) 86. New York Jets – Tyson Campbell /CB/ Georgia 

Pittsburgh Steelers (2002 - Pres) 87. Pittsburgh Steelers – Baron Browning /LB/ Ohio St. 

Detroit Lions (2017 - Pres) 88. Detroit Lions – Paris Ford /S/ Pittsburgh 

Cleveland Browns (2015 - Pres)89. Cleveland Browns – Hamsah  Nasirildeen /S/ Florida St. 

Minnesota Vikings (2013 - Pres) 90. Minnesota Vikings – James Hudson /OT/ Cincinnati 

Cleveland Browns (2015 - Pres) 91. Cleveland Browns – Marvin Wilson /IDL/ Florida St.

Green Bay Packers (1980 - Pres) 92. Green Bay Packers – Robert Hainsey /OT/ Notre Dame 

Buffalo Bills (1974 - Pres) 93. Buffalo Bills – Elijah Moore /WR/ Ole Miss

Kansas City Chiefs (1972 - Pres) 94. Kansas City Chiefs – D’Wayne Eskridge /WR/ Western Michigan 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2020 - Pres) 95. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Osa Odighizuwa /IDL/ UCLA 

New England Patriots (2000 - Pres) 96. New England Patriots –  Tommy Tremble /TE/ Notre Dame 

Los Angeles Chargers (2020 - Pres) 97. Los Angeles Chargers – Joe Tryon /EDGE/ Washington 

New Orleans Saints (2017 - Pres) 98. New Orleans Saints – Amari Rodgers /WR/ Clemson

Dallas Cowboys (1964 - Pres) 99. Dallas Cowboys – Spencer Brown /OT/ Northern Iowa

Tennessee Titans (1999 - Pres) 100. Tennessee Titans – Kary Vincent Jr. /CB/ LSU

Los Angeles Rams (2020 - Pres) 101. Los Angeles Rams – Demetrius Felton /WR/ UCLA

San Francisco 49ers (2009 - Pres) 102. San Francisco 49’ers – Andre Cisco /S/ Syracuse 

Los Angeles Rams (2020 - Pres) 103. Los Angeles Rams – Johnathon Cooper /EDGE/ Ohio St.

Baltimore Ravens (1999 - Pres) 104. Baltimore Ravens – Deonte Brown /IOL/ Alabama 

New Orleans Saints (2017 - Pres) 105. New Orleans Saints – Trill Williams /CB/ Syracuse

Riley’s 2021 Mock Draft 1.0

Zach Wilson Cover Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images & All Logos were taken from wikipedia.org

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Pupo’s Mock Draft 2.0

Photo by: sandiegouniontribune.com

 

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

Shayne’s 2021 Mock Draft 2.0

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Round 1

 1. New York Jets= Trevor Lawrence – QB – Clemson 

The Jets get what they thought they would back in 2018, a true game changing quarterback to build the franchise around. 

2.  Jacksonville Jaguars= Justin Fields – QB – Ohio St.

Minshew mania has cooled off,  the fans in Jacksonville will be thrilled to get Fields. He will be able to take the offence to new levels that Minshew could not. 

3. Dallas Cowboys= Penei Sewell – OT – Oregon 

The Cowboys need to re-sign Dak, and when that happens the first priority should be keeping him protected. The Cowboys get exactly that with one of the best offensive tackles to come out in the last couple of years. 

4. New York Giants= Gregory Rousseau – EDGE – Miami 

The Giants go with the top pass rusher a year ago, before opting out Rousseau had 15.5 sacks in the 2019 season. He is still very raw and has the potential to get even better in the NFL.  

5. Washington= Trey Lance – QB – North Dakota St.

The Dwayne Haskins experiment has failed in Washington. Ron Rivera wants a new QB and he gets his  wish with a great prospect who has all the tools to turn into a top 10 QB. 

6. L.A. Chargers= Patrick Surtain II – CB – Alabama

Chris Harris and Casey Hayward both have expiring contracts in 2021. With Harris having an out after 2020 as well as Hayward only costing 2 million of dead cap if he is cut, saving 8 million dollars. Most likely the Chargers will only keep one if any so bringing in the top corner prospect in this year’s draft seems like a no brainer.   

7. Miami Dolphins= Micah Parsons – LB – Penn St.

Yes Tua needs weapons but there is no way Brian Flores passes up the top defensive player in this year’s draft. Parsons can do everything you need of him at linebacker and offer pass rush help. He should be an immediate impact player for this already dangerous defence. 

8. Cincinnati Bengals= Ja’Marr Chase – WR – LSU

Burrow has been very impressive so far in his rookie campaign, that being said he could still use more weapons. A.J green looks washed, Higgins seems to be emerging and Boyd makes a very good slot receiver. Adding Chase to that would give Burrow a very good trio of young receivers he can grow with. 

9. Carolina Panthers= Caleb Farley – CB – Virginia Tech 

Tall, fast, long, and physical everything Rhule wants out of his players Farley fits perfectly in Carolina’s defence. 

10. Atlanta Falcons= Kwity Paye – EDGE – Michigan 

The Falcons go back to the pass rushing well after multiple swings and misses on that position. I think this time is different selecting Paye they go with a big physical player opposed to the lean athletic rushers they have gone with in the past. 

11. Detroit Lions= Dylan Moses – LB – Alabama 

The Lions get a QB for the defence Moses is a tone setter who can contribute immediately and help a lacklustre Lions Defence.

12. Minnesota Vikings= Creed Humphrey – IOL – Oklahoma 

The Vikings upgrade the interior line with possibly the best guard prospect in this year’s draft. Making life easier for Dalvin Cook should scare opposing defences. 

13. New England Patriots= Zach Wilson – QB – BYU

The Patriots get a young electric quarterback who can offer them running ability as well as passing allowing Bill Belichick to really make a new offence around Wilson. 

14. Denver Broncos= Shaun Wade – CB – Ohio St.

The Broncos need corner help and Wade is the answer he can play outside as well as inside in the slot. He is an aggressive player who can help in the run game along with the passing game. 

15. San Francisco 49ers= Wyatt Davis – IOL – Ohio St.

The 49ers game is built off the run and getting arguably the best guard in the draft is a huge impact for their offence. 

16. Chicago Bears= Alex Leatherwood – OT – Alabama 

The Bears get a player who can contribute from day one to a struggling offensive line, Leatherwood has been playing tackle but might project better to guard in the NFL. Wherever the Bears choose to use him he should be a big help to them. 

17. Cleveland Browns= Joseph Ossai – EDGE – Texas 

The Browns go with Ossai who can play opposite of Myles Garrett, Oliver Vernon’s contract is up after this year and the Browns would  be wise to not re-sign the aging pass rusher. Who has had very limited production so after this season.  

18. Indianapolis Colts= Dillon Radunz – OT – North Dakota St.

The Colts are in the conversation to trade for quarterbacks like Darnold and Haskins if they get a new QB or go with last year’s draft pick Eason, the smart move would be to protect him. Radunz can come in and play left or right tackle and help the Colts strong O-line get even better. 

19. Philadelphia Eagles= Jaylen Waddle – WR – Alabama 

After Waddle’s ankle injury he might slip a little in the draft if this scenario happens you can bet the Eagles will be running the card up for him. Waddle is a game changer on offence and special teams.

20. Arizona Cardinals= Jaycee Horn – CB – South Carolina 

The Cardinals offence has been very good this year with Kyler taking another step, But the defence has been a sore spot for the Cardinals. Horn has been an emerging star this season; he has size and speed he can come in and learn from Peterson who has a very similar physical profile. 

21. Miami Dolphins= DeVonta Smith – WR – Alabama 

Tua gets one of his college weapons to come in and make the offence more dangerous. Smith has an amazing catch radius and never drops anything, between him and Parker there should be no incomplete passes when Tua is throwing the ball.  

22. Jacksonville Jaguars= Kyle Pitts – TE – Florida 

The Jags already got their new QB and now they get him a weapon that can grow with him. Pitts is the top TE in this year’s draft and can come in day 1 and be a top 10 TE in the NFL he has all the athletic ability in the world. 

23. L.A. Raiders= Azeez Ojulari – EDGE – Georgia 

The Raiders need pass rushing help Mike Mayock stays true to form by selecting another player form a big name school in Ojulari. Ojulari is a very raw player who has amazing hip bend and potential if he can live upto it he will be a great pass rusher at the next level. 

24. Tennessee Titans= Jay Tufele – IDL – USC

The Titans take one of the top DT in this year’s draft, Tufele and Simmons can both be versatile to move around and play end or tackle in the Titans 3-4 defence. The addition of Tufele should improve the Titans run defence and offer interior pass rushing.  

25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers= Jayson Oweh – EDGE – Penn St.

The Bucs add another pass rusher in Oweh who can add to the rotation of Barrett and Pierre-Paul. Pierre-Paul will also be in the last year of his contract, the addition of Oweh would allow the Bucs to move on from Pierre-Paul. 

26. New York Jets= Pat Freiermuth – TE – Penn St.

The Jets get Lawrence, his new best friend in Freiermuth, He is an all around TE who can help the Jets in the run game as well as the passing game.  

27. Baltimore Ravens= Paris Ford – S – Pittsburgh

The Ravens Defence is missing a centre fielder losing Earl Thomas there  has hurt them this season. Ford has the speed to play centre field song with the physicality to come down in the box and he can make an immediate impact in the secondary. 

28. Buffalo Bills= Samuel Cosmi – OT – Texas 

The Bills could use an upgrade on their offensive line specifically at tackle, Daryl Williams’ contract is over after this season and the Bills would be wise to get another young offensive lineman under cost controlled rookie contract.

29. Green Bay Packers= Rashod Bateman – WR – Minnesota 

Packers fans rejoice you finally get what you have been waiting for, a wide receiver. Bateman is possibly the best route runner in the draft and can be an amazing Z receiver opposite of Adams. 

30. Kansas City Chiefs= Trey Smith – IOL – Tennessee 

The Chiefs walk away from this draft with arguably the best Guard, who can come in and protect Mahomes for the next 10 years. 

31. New Orleans Saints= Rondale Moore – WR – Purdue 

I can just imagine Sean Payton being up all night crafting plays that have Kamara and Moore on the field at the same time along with Thomas. The miss matches you could make and the versatility you get from those 3 players would give defenders nightmares. Moore also gives you dynamic game changing ability on kick and punt returns, he is a threat to score every time he touches the ball. 

32. Pittsburgh Steelers= Daniel Faalele – OT – Minnesota 

Pittsburgh adds depth and youth to an aging offensive line. Faalele is 6’8” 400 pound monster who can fit in perfectly with the physicality the Steelers love to play with. 

 

Round 2

 

33. New York Jets= Travis Etienne – RB – Clemson

34. Jacksonville Jaguars= Jackson Carman – OT – Clemson 

35. Dallas Cowboys= Eric Stokes – CB – Georgia 

36.New York Giants= Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah – LB – Notre Dame 

37. Washington= Rashawn Slater – OT – Northwestern 

38. L.A. Chargers= Josh Meyers – IOL – Ohio St.

39. Miami Dolphins= Najee Harris – RB – Alabama 

40. Cincinnati Bengals= Liam Eichenberg – OT – Notre Dame 

41. Carolina Panthers= Jalen Mayfield – OT – Michigan 

42. Atlanta Falcons= Kyle Trask – QB – Florida 

43. Detroit Lions= Marvin Wilson – IDL – Florida St.

44. Jacksonville Jaguars= Aidan Hutchinson – EDGE – Michigan 

45. New England Patriots= Chris Olave – WR – Ohio St. 

46. Denver Broncos= Quincy Roche – EDGE – Miami 

47. San Francisco 49ers= Tyson Campbell – CB – Georgia

48. Chicago Bears= Tyler Shelvin – IDL – LSU

49. Cleveland Browns= Asante Samuel Jr. – CB – Florida St. 

50. Indianapolis Colts= Paulson Adebo – CB – Stanford 

51. Philadelphia Eagles= Chazz Surratt – LB – North Carolina 

52. Arizona Cardinals= Carlos Basham Jr. – EDGE – Wake Forest 

53. Miami Dolphins= Alijah Vera-Tucker – IOL – USC

54. L.A. Rams= Walker Little – OT – Stanford 

55. L.A. Raiders= Cameron McGrone – LB – Michigan 

56. Tennessee Titans= Hamilcar Rashed Jr. – EDGE – Oregon St. 

57. Tampa Bay Buccaneers= Christian Barmore – IDL – Alabama 

58. Seattle Seahawks= Israel Mukuamu – CB – South Carolina

59. Baltimore Ravens= Terrace Marshall Jr. – WR – LSU

60. Buffalo Bills= Jaylen Twyman – IDL – Pittsburgh

61. Green Bay Packers= Brevin Jordan – TE – Miami 

62. Kansas City Chiefs= Amon-Ra St. Brown – WR – USC

63. New Orleans Saints= Jabril Cox – LB – LSU

64. Pittsburgh Steelers= Chuba Hubbard – RB – Oklahoma St.

Shayne’s 2021 mock draft: Who goes #1?

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With the 2021 season quickly approaching what better way to get you excited then a mock draft to see where your favourite college players might end up in the future. This mock draft has no trades, with the order being set from the draft network not where I think each team will finish. With that said let’s have some fun because this will definitely  not look the same after the season.

 

Round 1

 

  1. Jacksonville= Penei Sewell /OT/ Oregon.

 

If the Jags do end up with the #1 pick I could see them trading down with so many needs to fill on their roster. Not to mention the ransom they would get for the #1 pick. Since that’s not an option they take the best tackle in the draft and help keep Minshew protected.

 

  1. Washington= Shaun Wade /CB/ Ohio St.

 

Same as the Jags if Washington is here I think they trade the pick. Since they can’t do that, mine as well take the best corner in the country. Wade should be a huge help for Washington’s lackluster secondary.

 

  1. Cincinnati= Ja’Marr Chase /WR/ LSU.

 

The Bengals could use help at other positions but I couldn’t help myself teaming Joe Burrow up with his favourite target from the 2019 national championship run.

 

  1. Carolina= Trevor Lawrence /QB/Clemson.

 

Lawrence will be long gone by the #4 pick in reality but this is not reality. What better spot to land than in Carolina. Rhule gets his QB1 for the future.

 

  1. N.Y. Jets= Gregory Rousseau /EDGE/ Miami.

 

I can not remember the last time the jets had a good pass rusher, that all changes with this pick. Rousseau should be a game changer for the jets.

 

  1. N.Y. Giants= Micah Parsons /LB/ Penn St.

 

The Giants go with the best available player on the board that’s not named Fields, Parsons can make an immediate impact in all assets of the game.

 

  1. Miami= Jaylen Waddle /WR/ Alabama.

 

Miami lands their deep threat, and Tua reunites with his college teammate. The added familiarity should make Waddle an immediate contributor to a less than spectacular WR room.

 

  1. Las Vegas= Justin Fields /QB/ Ohio St.

 

Fields lasting this long is a steal for the raiders. If Carr has another mediocre season the raiders and the new fan base will be ready to move in a new direction. Plus Mayock gets to draft another power 5 player in the first round.

 

  1. Detroit= Dylan Moses /LB/ Alabama.

 

Moses is an athletic freak who can go sideline to sideline. He should be able to do everything and anything Patricia thinks up for him.

 

  1. Miami (from Houston)= Najee Harris /RB/ Alabama.

 

Back to the well Miami takes another Alabama player and gets their own triumvirate. Harris is a beast who can be a bell cow and take some pressure off Tua, as well as help in the passing game.

 

  1. Denver= Samuel Cosmi /OT/ Texas

 

A day one starter that can come in and help Drew Lock stay upright and protected for years to come.

 

  1. Arizona= Marvin Wilson /DT/ Florida St

 

Arizona gets one of the draft’s best defensive lineman to pair with Chandler Jones. Continuing in the theme of 2020’s draft Kingsbury adds another top player to his defence.

 

  1. L.A. Chargers= Alex Leatherwood /OT/ Alabama.

 

With the addition of Bulaga playing LT I think Leatherwood can move to RT and make the Chargers offensive line a strength. If they hold on to Pouncey and Turner the Chargers might end up with a top 3 offensive line.

 

  1. Cleveland= Wyatt Davis /G/ Ohio St.

 

Davis is a monster who can step in day1 and make an immediate impact in the run and pass game. Keeping Mayfield clean should be a priority for the Browns and adding Davis would give them a collection of Conklin, Wills, Tretter, Bitonio, and Davis. Potential to be a great Offensive line that can run you over and protect Baker.

 

  1. Chicago= Trey Lance /QB/ North Dakota St.

 

Chicago’s time with Trubisky comes to an end. Nick Foles is not that long term answer. Lance steps in with championship experience and all the tools to turn the Bears around and help the fan base forget about the 2017 draft.

 

  1. Atlanta= Travis Etienne /RB/ Clemson.

 

Atlantas one year experiment with Gurley does not work out and they move on from him and fill the gap with arguably the draft’s top RB. Etienne can be a three down back and Atlantas home field allows him to truly take advantage of his speed and cutting ability.

 

  1. Jacksonville (from L.A. Rams)= Patrick Surtain II /CB/ Alabama.

 

The Jags have lost Bouye and Ramsey over the last two years, they reload at corner with Surtain. Who is 6’1” and 203 pounds checking the height, weight, speed boxes Jacksonville covets in corners.

 

  1. Tennessee= Christian Barmore /DT/ Alabama.   

 

Barmore and Simmons would be a great young tandem at DT. Along with Barmore’s versatility to play NT he would fit perfectly with the Titans defence.

 

  1. Green Bay= DeVonta Smith /WR/ Alabama.

 

The Packers have put off getting help at the receiver position for too long, they finally address it this year with Smith. Smith can come in on day one and play the Z role while Adams plays the X giving whoever is under centre two great options to throw too.

 

  1. Buffalo= Creed Humphrey /IOL/ Oklahoma.

 

Humphrey can step in and start at either centre or guard for the Bills. His leadership and intelligence can be a great addition to Allen and the offensive line, letting the Bills do what they love and pound the ball.

 

  1. Pittsburgh= Justyn Ross /WR/ Clemson.

 

Ross is a top end talent, if not for his injury he could be in the conversation for the top 10. Pittsburgh has a track record of taking receivers late and finding a way for them to flourish. This year they take one with their 1st round pick and land a great talent who could end up being a top receiver in the NFL.

 

  1. Minnesota= Caleb Farley /CB/ Virginia Tech.

 

Minnesota gets a  6’2″ corner who excels in press coverage. Farley was a high school QB who has lots of room to grow and learn the corner position, he already has all the tools Mike Zimmer wants in a corner.

 

  1. Indianapolis= Carlos Basham Jr /Edge/ Wake Forest.

 

With Houston being on the wrong side of 30 the Colts add another pass rusher to help Buckner disrupt quarterbacks. Basham has impressive size at 6’5″ 275 pounds and can impact the run game as well as the passing attack.

 

  1. Seattle= Daniel Faalele /OT/ Minnesota.

 

Ogbuehi is not under contract for 2021 and Brown will be 35 on the last year of his deal it’s safe to say the Seahawks need tackle help. Faalele is a monster of a man 6’8″ 400 pounds he can start day one at right tackle. Faalele fits great with the Seahawks identity of being a power run team.

 

  1. Philadelphia= Rondale Moore /WR/ Purdue.

 

With Alshon most likely leaving and DeSean being 33 with 1 year left on his contract the Eagles need more weapons for Wentz. I can imagine Pederson using Moore in a similar role to what Sproles did where he is used on kick/punt returns, lined up in the slot and in the backfield. Pederson loves creating miss matches for his players and Moore is the ultimate miss match in this year’s draft. Having explosive speed and incredible after the catch ability Moore is a nightmare for defenders.

 

  1. New England= Chuba Hubbard /RB/ Oklahoma St.

 

Hubbard is an explosive runner that can contribute in the pass game. I am sure Belichick will find creative ways to use one of college football’s most productive runners. With White not under contract for 2021 and Michel only having one year left the Pats could move on from both and have Hubbard under contract for the next 5-6 years .

 

  1. Dallas= Kyle Pitts /TE/ Florida.

 

Pitts fills an obvious need for the Cowboys and can contribute in the passing game right away. With the addition of Pitts the Cowboys could potentially have the league’s best offence. Dak would have a bolstering supporting cast of Cooper, Gallup, Lamb, Elliot, Pollard, and Pitts, to go with a great offensive line.

 

  1. Tampa Bay= Asante Samuel Jr /CB/ Florida St.

 

Samuel Jr stays in Florida and goes to a Tampa team that needs all the help they can get in the secondary. He can play out wide or in the slot oftentimes Florida St would leave him on an island with the opposition’s best WR.

 

  1. New Orleans= Paulson Adebo /CB/ Stanford.

 

With Janoris Jenkins having an out on his contract for 2021 and the Saints having some big contracts coming up the addition of Adebo would allow them to move on from Janoris and save cap money. Adebo would be opposite of Lattimore and can be a great #2 corner he is leggy, tall at 6’1″ and has long arms. He plays his best in off man which he can do going up against the Z while Lattimore plays the X.

 

  1. San Francisco= Jackson Carman /OT/ Clemson.

 

Trent Williams only has a 1 year contract and cannot be tagged next season, if the 49ers do not re-sign him they would have a huge hole at LT. Carman is a big man at 6’5″ 345 pounds, he is a people mover in the run game. Carman will fit well into what the 49ers want to do.

 

  1. Baltimore= Aidan Hutchinson /Edge/ Michigan.

 

John Harbaugh gets his brother’s best pass rusher. Hutchinson can play multiple positions along the line and is very stout against the run. He is an impressive 6’5″ 278 pounds which is exactly the type of player Baltimore wants. His experience playing high level competition and facing the same weather elements he will face in Baltimore making him an ideal addition to the team.

 

  1. Kansas City= Jaylen Twyman /DT/ Pittsburgh.

 

Kansas City gets a steal with Twyman this late in the draft. He is an excellent pass rusher who can join Chris Jones and Justin Houston in harassing opposing quarterbacks. With Kansas City most likely to be playing with the lead in their games this would allow Twyman, Jones, and Houston to do what they do best rush the passer. Giving the Chiefs a dangerous pass rush almost seems unfair.

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