Mock Draft 3.0 (Final) – Roid Rage

We made it! Draft Day is here and this is my final wildass educated guess to make sense of it all…..

Round 1 TeamPick
1 Cincinnati Bengals Joe Burrow (LSU) QB
2 Washington Redskins Chase Young (OSU) DE
3 Detroit Lions Derrick Brown (Auburn) DL
4 New York Giants Jedrick Wills (Alabama) OL
5 Miami Dolphins Justin Herbert (Oregon) QB
6 Los Angeles Chargers Jeff Okudah (OSU) CB
7 Carolina Panthers CeeDee Lamb (Oklahoma) WR
8 Arizona Cardinals Andrew Thomas (Georgia) OL
9 Jacksonville Jaguars Tua Tagovailoa
(Alabama)
QB
10 Cleveland Browns Isaiah Simmons (Clemson) LB
11 New York Jets Tristan Wirfs (Iowa) OL
12 Las Vegas Raiders Henry Ruggs III (Alabama) WR
13 San Francisco 49ers K’Lavon Chaisson (LSU) LB
14 Tampa Bay Bucs Mekhi Becton (Louisville) OL
15 Denver Broncos Jerry Jeudy (Alabama) WR
16 Atlanta Falcons Javon Kinlaw
(South Carolina)
DL
17 Dallas Cowboys Xavier McKinney
(Alabama)
S
18 Miami Dolphins Joshua Jones (Houston) OL
19 Las Vegas Raiders C.J. Henderson (Florida) CB
20 Jacksonville Jaguars Ross Blacklock (TCU) DL
21 Philadelphia Eagles Justin Jefferson (LSU) WR
22 Minnesota Vikings Jaylon Johnson (Utah) CB
23 New England
Patriots
Patrick Queen (LSU) LB
24 New Orleans Saints Jeff Gladney (TCU) CB
25 Minnesota Vikings Denzel Mims (Baylor) WR
26 Miami Dolphins AJ Epensea (Iowa) DL
27 Seattle Seahawks Zack Baun (Wisconsin) LB
28 Baltimore Ravens Cesar Ruiz (Michigan) OL
29 Tennessee Titans Jordan Love (Utah State) QB
30 Green Bay Packers A.J. Terrell (Clemson) CB
31 San Francisco 49ers D’Andre Swift (Georgia) RB
32 Kansas City Chiefs Ezra Cleveland (Boise State) OT

Buffalo Bills 7-Round Mock Draft

I love the NFL Draft, every bit of it.  The film, the workouts, the combine, the prospects, the backstories, the pro days.  The annual smokescreens and anonymous scouts that have concerns over such and such prospect’s work ethic.  The unethical leaking of medical data, failed drug tests and Wonderlic scores.  I consume mock drafts, and assemble my own while trying to sift through the hype, hyperbole, stats and lies.  I love the draft almost as much as my Buffalo Bills.  So while it pains me that the Bills don’t have a first round pick, I’m more than happy and stoked with adding Stephan Diggs into the fold.  Was the trade worth it?  Hell yeah.  The additional picks the Bills threw in only amount to enough draft capital to move up 4 to 5 spots in the first round.  That would have got them to No. 17-18.  The top three wideouts (Jeudy, Ruggs and Lamb) are all likely to be gone….(they were in mine and GK’s latest mocks).  Plus, while those guys (and others in the draft) may be great, Diggs IS great.  There’s no praying and hoping.  The dude is a legit BEAST.

But alas, I can’t let the mocking season go by without making a few fake selections for the hometown team.  So here is my 7-round mock (courtesy of the Draft Networks Draft Simulator).  I selected for the Bills (no trades) and the sim (TDNs predictive board) picked the rest.  To the picks….

#54 Trevon Diggs, CB Alabama

Ya Digg?  The Bills don’t go on the clock until late Friday evening.  As Tom Petty (RIP) says, The Waiting is the Hardest Part.  But there are plenty of prospect to choose from, and I ranked them (for the Bills) in this order:  Ross Blacklock (DT, TCU), Kyle Dugger (S, Lenior-Rhyne), Tee Higgins (WR, Clemson), Laviska Shenault Jr. (WR, Colorado), Jalen Reagor (WR, TCU), Curtis Weaver (DE, Boise State).

The pairing of Blacklock and Ed Oliver is tempting to say the least.  Dugger could fill the role of “big nickel” that the Bills have been trying to develop since Sean McDermott’s arrival.  But in the end, it was too hard to add a productive CB that should develop alongside Tre White for years to come.  The secondary was a strength that just got stronger.   Who’s ready for an all Diggs training camp?!

#86 Bryan Edwards, WR South Carolina

The debate for this selection was between Edwards and Darrell Taylor (EDGE, Tennessee).  The Bills don’t have many (any?) long term options at defensive end.  Getting some pressure of the edge would take this defense to another level….and pass rushers are hard to find beyond this point in the draft.  But this season, and this team will be defined by Josh Allen.  Edwards gives the Bills something they don’t have much of at receiver: size (6’3”, 215 lbs.) and physicality.  The Bills have the luxury of developing and bringing him along slowly while at the same time having a physical weapon to deploy in the redzone.  Yes please!

#128 Kenny Willekes, DE Michigan State

I just said it’s hard to find push rushers later in the draft, so when Kenny Willekes was available in the 4-round I pounced.  Probably a better run defender (edge-setter) than pure pass-rusher, but that should remind Bills fans of Shaq Lawson.  Similar production at a fraction of the cost = smart team-building.

#167 Geno Stone, S Iowa

I passed up Kyle Dugger in the 2nd round, so take Stone here as a developmental safety/big-nickel defender.  At 5’10”, 210 lbs. he lacks the length the Bills covet in their DBs, but he is a excellent zone defender who can contribute on special teams.

#188 Patrick Taylor Jr., RB Memphis

I’m not convinced the Bills are settled with their backfield; seems like they’ll add someone to compliment Singletary.  Not thrilled with Taylor Jr. as a prospect, but he is a load at 6’3”, 227 lbs. and should be able to carve out a short yardage role.

#207 Brandon Mann, P Texas A&M

Dude, I can’t take another year of Corey Bojorquez….

#239 Kendall Coleman, EDGE Syracuse

Taking a chance on the SU product and his relentless motor.  Also considered another dart throw at WR or OT.

Bills Mafia, we breaking tables or what?!

Mock Draft – Roid Rage 2.0

This is not a drill, we’re 5 days out from real virtual NFL Draft 2020! These GMs get to deal with all the work-from-home pleasantry’s the rest of us have put up with: children bouncing of the walls, pets annoyed that you’re ruining their nap schedule, endless emails and calls from co-workers whom can’t figure out their own shit, amazon delivery trucks driving up and down the street and your spouse….just doing spouse things (what, Mrs. Rage reads this shit too!)….

And like the rest of us, by 8 PM on a Thursday, I hope they don’t do their best work sober….

I’m still going with Simmons to the Lions at 3. I think they’d love to slide down a few slots, still nab a blue-chip prospect and pick up a few extra draft picks, but won’t find a willing dance partner. Simmons is the ultimate “position-less” defender that can be deployed all over the field in any given situation. A true difference-maker, and how many of those does Detroit have?

There are very few scenarios where I don’t see the Giants and Cardinals taking and OT. Both Wills and Wirfs are day-one starters (and upgrades) for both teams, and help ensure the protection, growth and development of second-year QBs. I do like the fit of Derrick Brown for the Cardinals, but the Panthers snipe him in this mock.

Jalen Ramsey’s (much cheaper) replacement falls right into the Jaguar’s lap as they happily end Okudah’s mini-slide. I fully anticipate Ruggs, Lamb and Jeudy to be gone in the first half of the first round. I think Jeudy is the best of the bunch, but can see the Jets getting intoxicated with Ruggs’ speed; the Raiders going for the we-just-moved-to-Vegas-and-want-to-put-on-a-show type of player in Lamb. A second mock, a second OT for the Tompa Bay Bucs. Barf.

You could flip-flop Kinlaw and Chaisson, as both of those players make a ton for sense for either the Falcons or Cowboys. Josh Jones makes it five tackles in the first 18 picks. Even after being the most active team in free agency, the Dolphins have no shortage of holes to fill and none more pressing than OL. After next weekend they could have three new offensive linemen, all of which will probably start Week 1. This pairing of players to team, from 19 – 22 is my favorite. The Raiders need another corner…Queen gives the Jags a presence up the middle…Carson Wentz will be doing back flips and shots of grape juice to celebrate getting a WR…and the Vikings love drafting DBs. Jordan Love is the hardest player to peg. Is there a team willing to go up to into the first half of the draft to grab him? Would the Patriots and Saints pass on him at 23 and 24, respectively? I can’t see it happening. This feels like his floor.

These last 8 picks are fluid. I’ve only got 3 of the same players in this grouping compared to Ginger King’s Mock Draft 2.0 (although we both are calling our shot with Kenneth Murray to the Ravens). Since I have the Vikings grabbing a DB at 22, I give them a WR to fill the void left by Stefan Diggs. The Dolphins continue to remake their offense, and take a play-maker in Swift whom can take the pressure off Tua. Seattle is going to take the athletic-freak of their liking, I give them the uber-talented Jeremy Chinn but who knows, they are the hardest team to figure out. I’m lower on Kristian Fulton than most, but the patient teams in the bottom quarter of the draft can pounce one guys that slip a bit and get some great value.

Mock Draft – Roid Rage 1.0

So far I’ve spent this April trying to best my own record for how many Oreo’s I can fit in my mouth (5), rebooted my computer 87,000 times thanks to IT “patches” and have come to the realization that people whom home-school their children are crazier than Joe Exotic!

I need this Draft. We all need this Draft. We need the drama, intrigue and suspense.  Couple that with a worldwide pandemic that has GM’s drafting via Zoom, and you’ve got the recipe for an epic shitshow.  God I wish Al Davis were around for this!  R.I.P. AL.  Alas, there are still plenty of GMs that are going to fuck this up….looking at you Gettleman.  Over/Under on “my account was hacked” excuses?  2.5?

Onto the mock!  I used Draft Networks ridiculously awesome Mock Draft Simulator to put this together…….

Burrow and Young are locked and loaded to go one, two. I don’t buy the rumor of the Skins’ taking Tua. Young is the best player in the draft and will make an impact similar to Joey Bosa (and they’d rather have Lawrence next year!).

Okudah to the Lions makes so much sense that I can’t see the Lions actually going through with it. They don’t necessarily draft the best player, but they seem to have a thing for “break the mold” types (like taking Hockenson over Ed Oliver last year)…. probably to feed Matt Patricia’s mad scientist persona.

That’s five offensive tackles in the first 14 picks. Listen, the Bucs entire draft plan (and team building strategy) changed with the signing of Brady. Their window is THIS year. The defense is talented and they have play-makers at receiver and tight-end. Pick 14 will be and offensive linemen or a RB. Book it.

Rick Spielman has two first round picks….guarantee he drafts at least one DB. And there it is, at Pick 23 Belichick ushers in a new era.

Love this haul for the Dolphins: Herbert, Kinlaw and Jones. Yessir!

Mock Draft Round 2 (Roid Rage)

What a fun night, unless of course you’re a Giants fan. Y’all just got Gettleman’d. It wasn’t a complete waste, check out Giant Superfan Ginger King’s Final Mock, he killed it! Nostradamus level shit right there.  And if you were following along to the Big Red Sports Machine Draft Day Drinking Game, how could you not have fun?! Fireworks are sure to ensue tonight. Here’s my stab at the mayhem….

You work out, bro?

Final Mock Draft (Roid Rage)

Round 1 Team Pick
1 Arizona Cardinals Kyler Murray (Oklahoma) QB
2 San Francisco 49ers Nick Bosa (OSU) EDGE
3 New York Jets Quinnen Williams
(Alabama)
DL
4 Oakland Raiders Devin White (LSU) LB
5 Tampa Bay Bucs Ed Oliver (Houston) DL
6 New York Giants Josh Allen (Kentucky) EDGE
7 Jacksonville Jaguars Jawaan Taylor (Florida) OL
8 Detroit Lions Devin Bush (Michigan) LB
9 Buffalo Bills Jonah Williams (Alabama) OL
10 Denver Broncos T.J. Hockenson (Iowa) TE
11 Cincinnati Bengals Dwayne Haskins (OSU) QB
12 Green Bay Packers Marquise Brown (Oklahoma) WR
13 Miami Dolphins Christian Wilkins
(Clemson)
DL
14 Atlanta Falcons Montez Sweat (Miss St.) EDGE
15 Washington Redskins D.K. Metcalf (Ole Miss) WR
16 Carolina Panthers Brian Burns (FSU) EDGE
17 New York Giants Daniel Jones (Duke)
QB
18 Minnesota Vikings Andre Dillard (Wash St.) OL
19 Tennessee Titans Rashan Gary (Michigan) EDGE
20 Pittsburgh Steelers Rock Ya-Sin (Temple) CB
21 Seattle Seahawks Clelin Ferrell (Clemson) EDGE
22 Baltimore Ravens Garrett Bradbury (NC State) OL
23 Houston Texans Cody Ford (Oklahoma) OL
24 Oakland Raiders Josh Jacobs (Alabama) RB
25 Philadelphia Eagles Chris Lindstrom (BC) OL
26 Indianapolis Colts Jerry Tillery (Notre Dame) DL
27 Oakland Raiders Byron Murphy (Washington) CB
28 L.A. Chargers Hakeem Butler (Iowa St) WR
29 Seattle Seahawks Juan Thorngood (Virginia) S
30 Green Bay Packers Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (Florida) S
31 L.A. Rams Dexter Lawrence
(Clemson)
DL
32 New England
Patriots
Chase Winovich (Michigan) EDGE

Mock Draft 2.0 (Roid Rage)

Round 1 Team Pick
1 Arizona Cardinals Kyler Murray (Oklahoma) QB
2 San Francisco 49ers Nick Bosa (OSU) EDGE
3 New York Jets Quinnen Williams
(Alabama)
DL
4 Oakland Raiders Josh Allen (Kentucky) EDGE
5 Tampa Bay Bucs Ed Oliver (Houston) DL
6 New York Giants Dwayne Haskins (Ohio St.) QB
7 Jacksonville Jaguars Jawaan Taylor (Florida) OL
8 Detroit Lions TJ Hockenson (Iowa) TE
9 Buffalo Bills Jonah Williams (Alabama) OL
10 Denver Broncos Devin White (LSU) LB
11 Cincinnati Bengals Devin Bush (Michigan) LB
12 Green Bay Packers Andre Dillard (Wash St.) OL
13 Miami Dolphins Christian Wilkins
(Clemson)
DL
14 Atlanta Falcons Montez Sweat (Miss St.) EDGE
15 Washington Redskins D.K. Metcalf (Ole Miss) WR
16 Carolina Panthers Byron Murphy
(Washington)
CB
17 New York Giants Rashan Gary (Michigan) EDGE
18 Minnesota Vikings Cody Ford (Oklahoma) OL
19 Tennessee Titans Brian Burns (FSU) EDGE
20 Pittsburgh Steelers Clelin Ferrell (Clemson) EDGE
21 Seattle Seahawks Garrett Bradbury (NC State)
OL
22 Baltimore Ravens Marquise Brown (Oklahoma) WR
23 Houston Texans Noah Fant (Iowa) TE
24 Oakland Raiders Josh Jacobs (Alabama) RB
25 Philadelphia Eagles Greedy Williams (LSU) CB
26 Indianapolis Colts Jerry Tillery (Notre Dame) DL
27 Oakland Raiders Drew Lock (Missouri) QB
28 L.A. Chargers N’Keal Harry (ASU) WR
29 Kansas City Chiefs Dalton Risner (Kansas State) OL
30 Green Bay Packers Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (Florida) S
31 L.A. Rams Dexter Lawrence
(Clemson)
DL
32 New England
Patriots
Chase Winovich (Michigan) EDGE

Mock Draft 1.0 (Roid Rage)

Mock Draft Szn! In less than 3 weeks this mock (and all of the others) will look sillier than Greg Schiano’s latest coaching stint with the Pats. Onto the (projected) madness…..

Round 1 TeamPlayer
1Arizona CardinalsKyler Murray (Oklahoma)QB
2San Francisco 49ersNick Bosa (OSU)DE
3New York Jets Josh Allen (Kentucky)
Edge
4Oakland RaidersQuinnen Williams (Alabama)DL
5Tamp Bay BucsDevin White (LSU)LB
6New York GiantsJawaan Taylor (Florida) OL
7Jacksonville JaguarsT.J. Hockenson (Iowa)TE
8Detroit LionsEd Oliver (Houston)DL
9Buffalo BillsMontez Sweat (Miss St)Edge
10Denver BroncosDwayne Haskins (OSU)QB
11Cincinnati BengalsRashan Gary (Michigan)Edge
12Green Bay PackersJohan Willliams (Alabama)OL
13Miami DolphinsDrew Lock (Missouri)QB
14Atlanta FalconsByron Murphy (Washington)CB
15Washington RedskinsGreedy Williams (LSU)CB
16Carolina PanthersD.K. Metcalf (Ole Miss)WR
17New York GiantsBrian Burns (FSU)Edge

Wait, so Kliff Kingsbury is calling the shots in Arizona now? The same Kliff Kingsbury that was fired by Texas Tech in November? The same Kliff Kingsbury whom was unable to turn college Patrick Mahomes into a household name?! You’re letting this douchebag call the shots? Good luck with that Arizona; we’ll be mocking you in the Top 5 for years to come.

Round 1 TeamPlayer
18Minnesota VikingsAndre Dillard (Wash St)OL
19Tennessee TitansChristian Wilkins (Clemson)DL
20
Pittsburgh SteelersDevin Bush (Michigan)
LB
21Seattle Seahawks
Noah Fant (Iowa)TE
22Baltimore RavensHakeem Butler (Iowa St)WR
23Houston TexansDalton Risner (Kansas St) OL
24Oakland RaidersClelin Ferrell (Clemson)Edge
25Philadelphia Eagles
Joshua Jacobs (Alabama)RB
26Indianapolis ColtsGarrett Bradbury (NC St)OL
27
Oakland RaidersAmani Oruwariye (Penn St)CB
28LA ChargersA.J. Brown (Ole Miss)WR
29Kansas City ChiefsCody Ford (Oklahoma)OL
30Green Bay PackersK’Neal Harry (Arizona St)WR
31LA RamsJeffrey Simmons (Miss St)DL
32New England Patriots
Chase Winovich (Michigan)Edge
Round 2
33Arizona Cardinals
Chris Lindstrom (BC)OL

Then again…

Good eye for talent.

Super Bowl Prop Bet Extravaganza!

Tomorrow either the Patriots (barf) or Rams will hoist the Lombardi Trophy and become World Champions. But let’s get onto what really matters (no, not the commercials!), the GAMBLING!

Sportbook William-Hill is offering more than 440 prop bets on the big game. We’ve scoured the prop sheet to cherry-pick our favorite action (you won’t find the over/under on the length of the National Anthem, or the color of Adam Levine’s shirt), without further ado…..

PropGKRR
Opening Coin Toss WinnerRamsNE
First Pass by Tom Brady: Complete or IncompleteCompleteComplete
First Reception by Julian Edelman, (O/U) 9.5 yardsOU
First Rush by James White, (O/U) 3.5 yardsUU
Total Rushing Yards by Tom Brady, (O/U) 1.5UU
Total Rushing Yards by James White, (O/U) 17.5OO
Longest Reception by Rob Gronkowski (O/U) 20.5OU
Total Completions by Jared Goff (O/U) 24.5UO
Total Touchdown Passes by Jared Goff (O/U) 2OO
Longest Rush by Todd Gurley (O/U) 20.5UU
First Reception by Todd Gurley, (O/U) 7.5 yardsUO
First Rushing Attempt by CJ Anderson (O/U) 3.5 yardsOU
Total Receptions by Josh Reynolds (O/U) 3.5OO
Longest Reception by Robert Woods (O/U) 22.5 yardsOU
What will happen first, Rams score or puntScorePunt
More Completions: Brady or GoffBradyBrady
More Gross Passing Yards: Brady or GoffGoffGoff
More Touchdown Passes: Brady or GoffBradyGoff
Jersey Number of First Player to Score a Touchdown (O/U) 26.5OU
More Points: Gostkowski or ZuerleinZuerleinZuerlein
First Team to use Coach’s ChallengeNENE
Total QB Sacks by both teams, (O/U) 3.5UU
Shortest Touchdown of the game, (O/U) 1.5 yardsUU
First Team to ScoreRamsNE
Longest Field Goal of the Game (O/U) 47.5OO
Longest Touchdown of the Game (O/U) 49.5OU
Team to score last in the first halfNENE
Game will be decided by exactly 3 points (Y/N)NN
Total Number of Players to have a passing attempt, (O/U) 2.5OO
Will there be a Special Teams or Defensive Touchdown (Y/N)NN
Total punts by both teams (O/U) 6.5UU