InI had the Jaguar trade up to No. 4 to choose Dwayne Haskins. Because mock draft this early is nothing, if not thought experiments to see how the board could fall, April came, I wanted to change things this time.
Instead I had Jaguar's trade up to No. 3.
Who knows if they will fall in love with Haskin's over the prepared process? But it is undeniable that they have to correct the QB position to return to the battle, and if that means trading to make sure they get their guy, then they must.
Another important change for this mock: Instead of sending Josh Allen to the 49ers at # 2, I had John Lynch just go bpa and take that guy I think is the only clear blue chipper without nich bosa . With these changes at two and three, we see how the mock draft unfolds differently from there.
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first Arizona Cardinals
Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio State. Bosa has been the clear # 1 prospect for most, if not all, of the 2018 season, and he would be a good fit for Chandler Jones to give Cardinals a dangerous passrush. I could also see them auctioning off this selection and targeting offensive line assistance if they were moving down.
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2nd San Francisco 49ers
Quinnen Williams, DL, Alabama. 49ers would certainly prefer a rand rusher here, but if Williams states that he is leaping better than the rest of the prospects available, John Lynch could really pass him on for less safely? We are still far from determining who comes as green of the crop, but right now I have a tiger fall after Bosa and Williams, and if that is ultimately what happens, Williams must be in play for the 49s if Bosa is away.
3rd Jacksonville Jaguars (NYJ mock trade)
Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State. If the jaguars want to make sure they get their favorite quarterback, at least they are moving. Each of the next three teams probably thinks they've been put on quarterback in 2019, but if Haskin blows the doors out of the prepared process, who knows? Unless each quarterback falls flat over the next few months, some jockeying expects the top of the draft to grab the # 1 option. With this trade, the jets help outweigh the costs it cost to move up for Sam Darnold last year.
4th Oakland Raiders
Josh Allen, EDGE, Kentucky. Allen could have entered the draft last year, but the odds were slim that someone would have taken him in the first round. Now, unless he has a horrible performance season, he is almost certain to go to the top five after a year when he doubled his bag total (to 14) after putting weight.
5th Miami Dolphins (TB mock trade)
Daniel Jones, QB, Duke. Jones beat Temple in the Independence Bowl and was billed for a choice in the top half of the first round, but he has the ability to demolish the processed process and get a QB-needy team to jump onto the table for him. After the dolphins saw Bills and Cardinals trade in front of them and get their quarterbacks last year, they could decide to take the leap, regardless of the report that they are eyeing 2020 to compile a QB.
6th New York Giants
Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama. The protection on the offensive line was nothing more than a rumor in much of 2018, and if the team is to put itself in the best position to succeed, these issues should be taken into account. 1. Williams doesn't have the arm's length many teams require, but he does it for his technique. The best part is that he doesn't have to come in as a blind-side blocker with the hunters, as he can adapt to the NFL's right tackle before any move to the left in 2020 if Nate Solder does not meet his contract.
7th New York Jets (JAC mock trade)
Clelin Ferrell, EDGE, Clemson. The Jets would do well to sit on No. 3 and take Allen, but if a QB needy team has to deal with a deal, why not get some of the draft capital they used to trade for. Sam Darnold last year? Ferrell has 36.5 tackles for losses and 21 sacks during his last two seasons, but he's also an excellent runner defense and will give New York a three-down talent on the edge.
8 thereof. Detroit Lions
Greedy Williams, CB, LSU. The lion must have the opportunity to add a striker to their defensive line, but they also need to increase their talent in the secondary and one way they can do by taking the best corner prospects in this year's draft. Williams is an excellent man cornerback who still has room to grow, and teams thinking about taking him hope he has a Patrick Peterson loft in the NFL.
ninth Buffalo Bills
Ed Oliver, DT, Houston. The Billeres said goodbye to a luminaire on the inside of the defense line Sunday in Kyle Williams, so why not use this choice on someone who might be the same for the next decade? Oliver is an absolute monster to burst into blocking, as his 53 tackles for loss in three seasons certificate. He has drawn the inevitable Aaron Donald comparisons, and while he has ways to get that kind of influence, it's a beautiful ceiling on a ninth overall election.
10th Denver Broncos
Byron Murphy, CB, Washington. The Broncos will certainly be looking for quarterback help, but they showed last year that they will not force it if the guy they want is not there. Murphy is a smart player who is able to handle man-to-man or zone coverage, and his expectation of routes must have him at the peak often as he chases pick-sixes. When the teams see a good look at him, he can end up being locked into the top half of the first round.
eleventh Cincinnati Bengals
Devin White, MLB, LSU . Bengals need to find a new piece to build around on linebacker as Preston Brown is entering the free agency, Vontaze Burficts career is in jeopardy because of his seventh concussion and 2018 third round election Malik Jefferson has not shown that he can take over as "the guy". The athletic White has everything you want in a midline back and let him man in the middle while Jefferson is trying to play the weak side could take that defense to the next level.
12th Green Bay Packers
Jachai Polite, EDGE, Florida. The packages go through a coaching transition, but it seems they will stick to 3-4, and that means polite would be an excellent way to increase their driving speed on the edge. He had 11 sacks and 19.5 tackles for losses as a junior before going to the NFL, and while he is probably not a three-player at the start, he addresses the biggest weakness in the Green Bay defense from day 1.
13 . Tampa Bay Buccaneers (MIA mock trade)
Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama . Buccaneers could try to make their choice for the QB-needy teams if they want to address multiple areas of premium choice, and if they move to the middle of the first round, Thompson is someone who makes sense to them. He has the opportunity to be one of the best centerfield prospects in the game, although he can meet when he is called upon. You will not find many with his reach in the security position.
fourteenth Atlanta Falcons
Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan. Gary hasn't filed massive case files in Michigan, but that's because it's not his job. He excels by putting the race on the edge, but can still offer some pass-rush talent from the interior. He would be a good addition to Falcon's defense line, although the team signs Grady Jarrett for a contract extension. With a guy as talented as Gary, you would be wise to just take him and let the rotation shake out, but it can.
15th Washington Redskins
Cody Ford, OL, Oklahoma . Washington may well decide to land their future quarterback with this election, but I think they are more likely to sign an affordable veteran in 2019 and see where they are with Alex Smith next season before potentially popping. into the 2020 QB class. Ford would be a massive upgrade on guard for a team that never seems to have enough healthy offensive linemen.
16th Carolina Panthers
Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss. The Pantherans just saw what happens when you have big problems on the offensive line when Cam Newton was limited by a shoulder injury in the other half, which eventually made him shut down early Daryl Williams and Ryan Kalil are free agents, and Matt Kalil has no business, even when they are healthy. The Pantherians should make the best offensive lineman available if they care about Newton's health at all.
17th Cleveland Browns
Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia. Baker has experience playing in all kinds of coatings, and while he did not post gigantic interceptions to Georgia, his ball skills are paramount, and he is a disruptive force for recipients trying to make a game. Browns hit a home by taking Denzel Ward into last year's draft, and Baker gives them an unfortunate 1-2 stroke on what might be a dominant defense in 2019.
18. Minnesota Vikings
Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida. Taylor could hit up if he tests well over the next few months, but in the absolute minimum I expect him to go in the middle of the first round with the crushing need for the offensive line around the league. He could develop by tackling or moving in to protect, but overwhelmingly the Vikings should upgrade in both places. I would give him a shot in the right tackle to start and see how his athleticism translates.
19th Tennessee Titans
Brian Burns, EDGE, Florida State . The Titans began building for the future of their giant in the last draft by taking Harold Landry, and now they give him a running friend with Brian Orakpo retirement and Derrick Morgan a free agent. There is no doubt what you bring Burns to do: get after the quarterback. He is an ideal fit for a 3-4 team on his size, but his explosiveness will make him difficult to handle for everyone, but the most athletic of offensive tackles.
20th Pittsburgh Steelers
Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State. This is not Steeler's greatest need, but having Simmons fall out of the top half of the draft would be too big a steal to pass. He is disturbing as a penetrator, and while he is not the size of a real nose tackle, he was used by Mississippi State and has dual-hold experience. And he still managed 27.5 tackles for losses in his last two seasons.
21st Seattle Seahawks
Devin Bush, LB, Michigan. K. J. Wright is entering a free agency leaving the Seahawks in great need at the post next to Bobby Wagner. Enter Bush, who can play on all three downs and is a great mover in open space that can chase the ball ball.
22nd Baltimore Ravens
Montez Sweat, EDGE, Mississippi State. Sweat may not be a prototypical 4-3 defensive end to its size, but this is where he plays his best and that's how his NFL team will probably use him. Sweat has written two-digit bags in back-to-back seasons and is also a quality driving defender, so if you look past his size and a little advanced age (he becomes 23 as a rookie), there is plenty to love. 19659055] 23. Houston Texans
Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama. When Jacobs declares for the draft, he must be considered a favorite to be the first driver back from the table. The Texans need to do something about their offensive line, but with the linemen split into teens in this mock, they will fall back on adding the talented Jacobs who can do everything you need in his position for an offensive core of Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins.
24th Pittsburgh Steelers (OAK mock trade)
Yodny Cajuste, OT, West Virginia. I think Antonio Brown is being traded this offseason and Raiders seems to be as good as anyone. He is almost unpaid for an Amari Cooper extension as Raiders would be responsible for only $ 38.9 million over three years. He would give them a superstar to bring to Las Vegas too. For Pittsburgh, it may be worth fighting with the first round if they can add a talent like Cajuste who can start on guard and eventually move to tackle.
25th Philadelphia Eagles
Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State. The eagles could walk in a couple of different directions, but an area of concern is by wide-reaching, where they acted for the Golden Tate during the season to give them a boost despite having hit the free agency this offseason. Harry is in the mix to be the first player in his position from the board as a potentially dominant outside receiver with good hands. If he has a big combination, he could shoot up the first round of shoots.
26th Indianapolis Colts
D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss. Colts surprised some people with their race in 2018 behind a healthy Andrew Luck and an excellent 2018 draft class. But one place they need to get better is at the receiver where it is T.Y. Hilton followed by not much else in terms of reliable options. Metcalf's season was relieved early on by a neck injury, but his upside as an external recipient makes him look under the prior process.
27th Oakland Raiders (from Dallas)
Irv Smith Jr., TE, Alabama. Who could have guessed when Raiders acted for this choice that it would end up being so low? Smith is a completely tight end view that must be in the mix to be the first guy in his position prepared. Jared Cook seemed to help unlock Raiders passing the game early in the season, but he is entering the free office and adding Smith as his replacement could be a big step toward getting better offense.
28th Los Angeles Chargers
Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama. The patriots delayed the charge of the chargers in the departmental round of the playoffs, and chargers desperately need to get better on linebacker, so it doesn't happen again. Wilson should increase the running defense while offering the ability to cover ongoing rumors out of the backfield.
29th New England Patriots
Noah Fant, TE, Iowa . I think this will be the last year for Rob Gronkowski, and even that is, the Patriots do not have to know that they cannot count on him as a receiving weapon in 2019. Found would be the future of New England in the tight end position as a 6-foot-5 matchup nightmare to blast the association.
30th Los Angeles Rams
Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson . The Rams & # 39; s only signed Ndamukong Suh for a one-year deal last offseason, and if he leaves in the free agency, they should be looking for Lawrence at the end of the first round. He has the size of a clean nose tackle, but is able to do more than just take up space and he would stay with Aaron Donald in giving offensive lines the interior.
31 December. Kansas City Chiefs
Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson. Wilkins put together another good performance as a senior to solidify his stock in the first round. Dexter Lawrence can be a more physically impressive presence on his size, but I think teams will appreciate Wilkins' versatility and technique a little more, and he could go much higher than this. Chiefs are in danger of losing Allen Bailey in the free bureau, replacing him with Wilkins would be a best case.
32nd Denver Broncos (GB mock trade)
Drew Lock, QB, Missouri. If a first round caliber quarterback is still around when day 1 draws to a close, you begin to see team fishing trading into one of the late picks and grab him for the benefit of the fifth year's choice on his rookie contract. The Broncos is a candidate to take Lock on # 10, but if they pass and he's still late in the first round, I can see them make a move up to get him. They have extra ammunition on day 3 after trading with Demaryius Thomas and Trevor Siemian.