|1||Cleveland Browns||Myles Garrett (Texas A&M)||DE|
|2||San Francisco||Jamal Adams (LSU)||S|
|3||Chicago Bears||Solomon Thomas (Stanford)||DE|
|4||Jacksonville Jaguars||Leonard Fournette (LSU)||RB|
|5||Tennessee Titans||Mitchell Trubisky (UNC)||QB|
|6||NY Jets||Marshon Lattimore (OSU)||CB|
|7||Los Angeles Chargers||O.J. Howard (Alabama)||TE|
|8||Carolina Panthers||Christian McCaffrey (Stanford)||RB|
|9||Cincinnati Bengals||Jonathon Allen (Alabama)||DE|
|10||Buffalo Bills||Haason Reddick (Temple)||LB|
|11||New Orleans Saints||Reuben Foster (Alabama)||LB|
|12||Cleveland Browns||Derek Barnett (Tennessee)||DE|
|13||Arizona Cardinals||Mike Williams (Clemson)||WR|
|14||Philadelphia Eagles||Marlon Humphrey (Alabama)||CB|
|15||Indianapolis Colts||Charles Harris (Missouri)||DE|
|16||Baltimore Ravens||Corey Davis (Western Michigan)||WR|
|17||Washington Redskins||John Ross (Washington)||WR|
|18||Tennessee Titans||Malik Hooker (OSU)||S|
|19||Tampa Bay Bucs||Dalvin Cook (FSU)||RB|
|20||Denver Broncos||Garett Bolles (Utah)||OL|
|21||Detroit Lions||Tre’Davious White (LSU)||CB|
|22||Miami Dolphins||Jarad Davis (Florida)||LB|
|23||New York Giants||Cam Robinson (Alabama)||OL|
|24||Oakland Raiders||Kevin King (Washington)||CB|
|25||Houston Texans||Deshaun Watson (Clemson)||QB|
|26||Seattle Seahawks||Ryan Ramcyk (Wisconsin)||OL|
|27||Kansas City Chiefs||Forrest Lamp (W. Kentucky)||OL|
|28||Dallas Cowboys||Takkarist McKinley (UCLA)||DE|
|29||Green Bay Packers||Joe Mixon (Oklahoma)||RB|
|30||Pittsburgh Steelers||TJ Watt (Wisconsin)||LB|
|31||Atlanta Falcons||Taco Charlton (Michigan)||DE|
|32||New Orleans Saints||Malik McDowell (Mich St.)||DT|
*As of 5 PM reports have it that the Browns will select Myles Garrett No. 1 overall. While I don’t think the Titans will select Trubisky, it is the ideal spot for a team that wants to trade up for him (I don’t think that team will be the Browns).
Instant Analysis: The hardest thing in sports isn’t hitting a fastball, it’s predicting the NFL Draft! See that, it’s April and I’m already slipping in the baseball references…..Speaking of baseball, let’s not forget, the guys calling the shots for the Browns are moneyball guys, whom report to a truck-stop guy that specializes in corruption, fraud, any bribery. So, do I have faith they will get this pick/draft right?!
Okay, so the baseball equivalent of a quarterback is like your entire pitching rotation…and maybe even your closer and No. 3 and 4 hitters! You have to have one to win….you have to have one to even compete. The better your quarterback, the better your chance of winning. Now, we don’t know how Mitch Trubisky’s game will translate to the NFL…nobody does… but the Browns don’t need him to be an All-Pro to justify this pick. If he can be a top-15 quarterback, that’s a HELL of a lot better than anything on their current roster (a statement that has been true for the last 15 years or so). If you can get “Alex Smith type” production from him, with upside for more, than you have to take him first overall. At that level, his WAR will be significantly higher than anything Myles Garett can provide you.
I also don’t think they want to use all the ammo they’ve painstakingly collected, just to blow it by trading back up into the Top 5. They can still land an impactful type player at No. 12 and build their roster through the rest of the draft.
I think San Francisco goes one of three ways….(note: don’t google “San Francisco three-way”)…Trubisky, Thomas or Adams. And I’m not buying into the “John Lynch was a safety” narrative; but I believe Adams has the goods on and off the field. He is a dynamic safety and has team-captain written all over him.
The Bears would love to add to their secondary, but Garrett falls into their lap in this scenario. This draft is LOADED with Corners and Safety’s, so they can snag one in Round 2.
The Bills would be thrilled to add a versatile linebacker to lead Sean McDermott’s defense, they’ve got their pick between Reddick and Foster. A corner is in play, but similar to the Bears, they can land one later in the draft.
Marlon Humphrey hasn’t been talked about much in the Mock Draft community. He is a very good all around corner that will go higher than most people are expecting.
It’ll be fun to see how disastrous the Redskins draft is. Without a GM, who is calling the shots? Bruce Allen? Dan Synder? Goooooood luck with that.
Similar to Ginger King, I’ve given Big Blue an offensive linemen. In this case, they land the best mauler in the draft.
DeShaun Watson could go second overall or slip to the second round. I don’t love his game, but I’ve mocked him to Houston, who like Cleveland, is desperate for a QB.
In the bizarre world that we live in, Joe Mixon, who knocked some girls lights out, gets drafted in the first round, while Gareon Conley, who faces borderline ludicrous allegations (multiple witnesses corroborate his side of the story) slips out of the first. He could land in the bottom of Round 2 or even Round 3. It’ll probably cost him $5+ million. I mean, if he’s guilty forget everything I just said and lock him up (right next to Hillary)!
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