This is my second edition of my NFL Mock Draft and records are based of after week 10 results. Many new faces creeping up my boards and some still there. Happy pickings!
1. Cleveland Browns – Jonathan Allen – DE – Alabama
Allen makes sense here, as Kessler is liked in Cleveland and should be given a chance. Allen helps the defense out greatly and startsday one next to Shelton.
2. San Francisco 49ers – DeShone Kizer – QB – Notre Dame
The Niners need a quarterback and Chip Kelly needs one of his own. Kizer’s mobility will help him in a struggling offense. Best bet here for Chip Kelly.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars – Leonard Fournette – RB – LSU
The running game has been a huge disappointment. Ivory and Yeldon have not had the best season with Ivory looking like an up and down signing his past off-season. Jaguars fix their running game by landing the best back in the draft.
4. Chicago Bears – Mitch Trubinsky – QB – North Carolina
The Jay Cutler era should be over. Trubinsky is the best quarterback out of Kizer and Watson. The North Carolina product fits well in Chicago over San Fran. Trub would need some weapons in Chicago, as Alston Jeffery will most likely be playing in a different jersey next season.
5. New York Jets – Myles Garrett – OLB – Texas A&M
Best pass rusher falls to a team needing edge rusher help. No brainer here. He makes that defense better.
6. Carolina Panthers – Jalen “Teez” Tabor – CB – Florida
The Panthers regret letting Norman walk and officially replace him with one of the top three corners in Tabor. Some people say that Tabor is better than his former fellow Gator, Vernon Hargreaves III.
7. Cincinnati Bengals – Derek Barnett – DE – Tennessee
The Bengals pass rush looks old and haven’t seemed to be able to repeat the success they have had in the past. Smart pick in Barnett, who is absolutely a monster at Tennessee.
8. San Diego Chargers – Cam Robinson – OT – Alabama
With Dunlap and Barksdale locked up under contract, Robinson could slide right into a guard spot, but eventually take over the left tackle position. Chargers take the best player available and their biggest need on the board.
9. Tennessee Titans – Malik Hooker – S – Ohio State
The Titans find that one safety they need to cover and patrol the whole field. Hooker is favored by many teams as the number one safety in the draft.
10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Malik McDowell – DT – Michigan State
Bucs need to find Gerald McCoy an inside partner and they do so by taking this beast. Adding this kid will make the Bucs overall defensive line complete.
11. Indianapolis Colts – Jabrill Peppers – S/LB – Michigan
Colts need to add some top talent on their defensive and do so with a defensive specimen in Peppers. He lines up anywhere and will give offensive coordinators a headache everytime.
12. Green Bay Packers – Tim Williams – OLB – Alabama
Perry will cost the Packers tons of money and they would be better off letting him walk and Peppers is getting older. Williams is a fun pass rusher to watch and Packer fans will enjoy him.
13. Buffalo Bills – Jamal Adams – S – LSU
The safety group is questionable in Buffalo after Duke Williams was cut. Adams starts day one and is hard to pass up here.
14. New Orleans Saints – Dawuane Smoot – DE – Illinois
Smoot is a safe pick for the Saints. They need defense and get a nice piece here. Smoot can do it all. Do not be shocked if he starts day one.
15. Pittsburgh Steelers – Carroll Phillips – OLB – Illinois
With Jones and Harrison looking done in Pittsburgh and Bud Dupree coming back from an injury. The Steelers boast their pass rusher corps in Phillips. Sleeper pick.
16. Arizona Cardinals – Deshaun Watson – QB – Clemson
The Cardinals find Palmer’s future replacement. Watson has fell, but is still a solid quarterback prospect that is joining a great offensive minded coach in Arians.
17. Tennessee Titans – Mike Williams – WR – Clemson
Titans get their number one receiver here. Williams is the best receiver in the draft by many and we can see why.
18. Baltimore Ravens – Charles Harris – OLB – Missouri
The Ravens have no pass rush and have aging starters in Suggs and Dumervil. They need to start thinking about the future.
19. Miami Dolphins – Marlon Humphrey – CB – Alabama
The Dolphins take a position in need, but a real good one. Humphrey is needed in Miami, as they really do not have any long term solutions at that position on the roster.
20. Detroit Lions – Desmond King – CB – Iowa
King is a classic blue collar man going to the perfect blue collar city. Slay and King would make a nice duo. Physical corner that plays well in zone and tackles well. Safe pick for Lions.
21. Cleveland Browns – Dalvin Cook – RB – FSU
The Browns pass on Fournette with the first overall pick, but they get Dalvin Cook, who is just as good in my book. I think he is more complete than Fournette. The Browns can ease Cook in, but he will impress the Browns coaching staff that would potentially help him landing the starting job, but Crowell will have the first crack on starting. Crowell is a restricted free agent after this season.
22. Philadelphia Eagles – John Ross – WR – Washington
Ross has had an incredible season and is shooting up boards. Eagles need to find Wentz another weapon.
23. Atlanta Falcons – Carl Lawson – DE – Auburn
The Falcons finish their pass rush search by landing with Lawson. One of my favorite picks.
24. Washington Redskins – Marshon Lattimore – CB – Ohio State
Norman needs help back there with the secondary being up and down. Some top quality play from the corners by they will solidy that group for many years to come by landing this future star.
25. Houston Texans – O.J. Howard – TE – Alabama
Texans lack a franchise tight end. This makes perfect sense. Howard is an excellent blocker with tons of athleticism to be a great receiver. He has shown excellent hands in the receiving area and he is a mix match for defenses.
26. New York Giants – Jarrad Davis – OLB – Florida
The Giants finally decide to get a linebacker that they desperately need. Worst linebacker group in the league gets a kick start with Davis. He plays both inside and outside spots. Versatility is key.
27. Denver Broncos – Zach Cunningham – ILB – Vanderbilt
They finally replaced the lose of Trevethan with Cunningham. Solid coverage linebacker that lays down the wood. Safest pick in the first round.
28. Seattle Seahawks – Cordrea Tankersley – CB – Clemson
Tabkersley is a good sized corner that Seattle prefers. Moving up boards and will continue to do still.
29. Kansas City Chiefs – Reuben Foster – ILB – Alabama
The Chiefs middle linebacker group looks shaky. They need to take Johnson’s future replacement, who could actually play next to him from day one.
30. New England Patriots – Christian McCaffrey – RB – Stanford
McCaffrey to New England makes most sense. Versatility and leadership is a big factor incosches liking him. He will not be an every down back, but a really good specialist. Lewis, White, Blount, and the Stanford product would be an interesting group.
31. Oakland Raiders – Sidney Jones – CB – Washington
The Raiders secondary has been a disaster all season and Sidney Jones is rated as one of the top pass defenders in college football. He plays the ball well and does not allow the receiver he is covering to reel in a catch. He likes interceptions, but he knows an incompletion is nice too, which most corners think it is all about interceptions. Sean Smith has looked like a questionable signing every time I tune into Raiders game.
32. Dallas Cowboys – JuJu Smith-Schuster – WR – USC
Dez Bryant needs a true partner lining up on the other side of him. Beasley is a good slot but the number two receiver spot is in question. Pure receiver that is the missing piece in that high powered Cowboys’ offense.