NFL Mock Draft 1.0



  1. Cleveland Browns:  Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M

          Analysis: The Browns have to start somewhere during this rebuild of theirs. A great place to start is on the defensive side of the ball. Garrett who is the best edge rusher in the draft would complement other promising rising players on the Browns defense such as Emmanuel Ogbah and Danny Shelton. Also, we’ve seen how important it is to have a dominant edge rusher in the NFL a.k.a Von Miller and Khalil Mack.

  1. San Francisco 49ers: Mitch Trubisky, QB, North Carolina

Analysis: This might be a reach according to some, but I would not be surprised if they pulled the trigger on Trubisky here. Quarterback is a big need in the league, and you can’t win without one. The 49ers much like the Browns are rebuilding and have some solid pieces so far, but now it’s time to go out and get a potential franchise quarterback. If there’s ever a team in need of a quarterback, it’s the 49ers.

  1. Chicago Bears: Jamal Adams, S, LSU

Analysis: The Bears could go a couple of different ways with the #3 pick, but with the bears spending a first round pick the last couple years on their defensive front, I expect the Bears to opt to bolster their secondary with Adams. The Bears finished with the 15th best defense in the NFL, and with this pick, it could potentially put them in the top 10 in defense.

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama

Analysis: The Jaguars need to keep adding as much talent as they can. Allen who is the best pure defensive lineman in the draft is very disruptive and versatile and would fit in perfectly with the Jaguars. The Jaguars have built a very solid defense finishing 6th in total defense this past season. The offense was pretty terrible which resulted in the defense being on the field more than they should have been. The defensive line is also on the checklist of team needs for the Jaguars, and this would be a terrific pick at #4.

  1. Tennessee Titans (From Los Angeles Rams): Mike Williams, WR, Clemson

Analysis: The Titans who acquired this pick from the Rams when they traded up to #1 to take Jared Goff last year. The Titans have to address their secondary in the draft with as much WR talent in their division as their is. But Marcus Mariota had a fantastic season catching fire throughout the second half of the year and needs a trustworthy WR1. Williams is hard to pass on with this pick as he has a rare combination of size (6’4) and jumping ability to go up and get the ball while it’s in the air as showed in the title game vs. Alabama. He has drawn some comparisons to Calvin Johnson.

  1. New York Jets: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State

Analysis: The Jets are desperately in need of a corner, as Darrelle Revis dropped off dramatically and repeatedly got torched this year. Some may say the Jets have bigger needs with Quarterback and running back, but they still have Matt Forte, and Bilal Powell who when healthy can hold down the Jets backfield. They can also look to free agency to help them with the Quarterback position, or they can look to the later rounds to draft some QB competition. Lattimore who came out early as a Redshirt Sophomore is very athletic and has excellent ball skills that will certainly help the Jets weak secondary, despite only having one year of starting experience at OSU this is a good pick that fills one of the Jets needs.

  1. Los Angeles Chargers: Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State

Analysis: The Chargers are another team that could go a couple of ways with their pick at No. 7, In need of a tackle, I think that the Chargers will opt for Hooker who is the ultimate ball hawking safety. He only has one year of experience at Ohio State and is a very raw talent but his upside and playmaking ability is high, and I don’t think that’s something the Chargers could pass on. It very well could take Hooker a few years but he could potentially develop into a Pro Bowler and should help out the Chargers defense that finished 16th in total defense this past season.

  1. Carolina Panthers: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

Analysis: Fournette is the clear-cut #1 running back in the draft with a rare blend of size and speed. The Panthers could go defense with this pick, but they can very well take Fournette here with this pick if he is still on the board. He is a High-end talent no doubt. Comparisons to Adrian Peterson feel lofty, but from a physical standpoint, he’s there. Fournette doesn’t have the wiggle to make defenders miss, and his vision can be iffy. However, if your run fits and tackling aren’t sound, he can take it the distance in an instant. May have durability concerns due to physical running style but has All-Pro potential.  

  1. Cincinnati Bengals: Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama

Analysis: The Bengals need an upgrade at linebacker. Vontaze Burfict’s antics on the field are questionable, and the Bengals may not put up with it much longer, also Karlos Dansby maybe has one or two more years left, and overall the Linebackers are not great. Foster is a vicious hitter with elite playmaking range and an ideally his weight should be between 225 and 240 pounds. Athleticism gives him cover ability that his former teammate Reggie Ragland never possessed. Has Pro Bowl potential as a 3-4 inside linebacker or a 4-3 weak-side linebacker, but concerns over his medical history could be a consideration, according to some teams. But Overall this is a solid pick for the Bengals if they choose this route.

  1. Buffalo Bills: DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame

Analysis: The Bills have run Tyrod Taylor out of town, thanks to ownership incompetence, and now they’re stuck at quarterback. They almost have to be targeting a signal-caller at No. 10 overall, and if Kizer isn’t here, it could easily be Pat Mahomes or Deshaun Watson. He is being compared to Steve McNair former Ravens quarterback.The comparison to Steve McNair could raise eyebrows, but that is based primarily on size, mobility, and arm strength. These traits often land a quarterback in the first round, but Kizer’s second-half drop in production combined with inconsistent decision-making and accuracy should be a speed bump for teams ready to jump in head-first on the traits. Kizer can become a quality starter but has to improve his ball placement and field vision first.


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