Alright folks, this is the final Mock Draft before we head up to AT&T stadium to give you a unique look behind the scenes at a Texas sized NFL draft.
Every year coaches and scouts around the league are making moves to position themselves to be contenders. Funny thing is, all of these mock drafts and media calling the shots on who they think is going where always ends up being way off. Thats just part of the excitement of the days ahead.
Our prediction for this draft, the Cleveland Browns walk away the big winners and truly set themselves up to turn the team around. We also predict that the Giants despite their 3-13 season— stick it out with Eli Manning and end up giving him some help by picking up Saquon Barkley RB, Penn State.
1. Cleveland Browns
Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma. Everybody and their mother is picking Sam Darnold from USC…Not us. Knowing the town and the team we still think Baker Mayfield should be their pick. It will shock the world, but I think Mayfield is the leader and QB the Browns need. At the end of the day, the guy knows how to WIN. And in the NFL you just have to find a way to win. Keep in mind Mayfield was a walk-on that ended up winning the Heisman and taking the Sooners 12-2 in 2017.
2. New York Giants
Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State. The Giants stick with Eli and pass on picking up a QB.
3. New York Jets
Sam Darnold, QB, USC. With Mayfield going number one in our mock draft the J E T S …JETS JETS JETS get who many think is the top QB in this draft class.
4. Cleveland Browns (via Houston Texans)
Quenton Nelson, OL, Notre Dame. The Browns get the top Offensive line prospect in this years draft to help bolster the offensive line after the retirement one of the greatest OT’s to ever play the game, Joe Thomas. Nelson is also the insurance policy they need to protect their number one pick.
5. Miami Dolphins (Mock trade Denver)
Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA. Simple facts here….Miami needs a QB and Rosen is the next top pick of this QB class.
6. Buffalo Bills (Mock trade Indianapolis)
Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming. The Bills end up with their franchise QB for the foreseeable future.
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama: Great move for the Buccaneers. Fitzpatrick plays the game a million miles an hour from start to finish. With experience at CB and Safety look for Fitzpatrick to make his mark on the league from day one.
8. Chicago Bears
Mike McGlinchey, OL, Notre Dame. The “dynamic duo” of o-lineman out of Notre Dame this year (Nelson & McGlinchey) see’s both of the big fellas going in the top 10.
9. San Francisco 49ers
Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia: The 49ers might end up losing Reuben Foster depending on how his legal issues pan out, which means they’ll need the help with their LB’s.
10. Oakland Raiders
Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa. I don’t care how you slice it Josh Jackson is a football player and NFL coaches and scouts know it. He’s also a Texas guy and we’re pulling for him!
11. Denver Broncos (Mock trade Miami)
Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State. Great pick for the Broncos here considering the slid down the board.
12. Indianapolis Colts (Mock trade Buffalo)
Derwin James, DB, Florida State. James’ versatility makes for a great pick for the Colts.
13. Washington Redskins
Bradley Chubb, DE/LB, NC State. Totally shocked if Chubb slides out of the top 5-10 picks. Skins end up with one of the best athletes in the draft.
14. Green Bay Packers
Harold Landry, DE “Pass Rush Specialist”, Boston College. Great fit for Mike Pettine’s defense that adds a fierce pass rush to the Packers defense.
15. Arizona Cardinals
Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville. If the Cardinals want Jackson they’ll most likely have to move up on the board. If they get him at pick 15….would be incredible pick for AZ.
16. Baltimore Ravens
Frank Ragnow, C, Arkansas. This being Ozzie Newsome’s final year as GM they look to solidify their line and make a run at “the big dance.”
17. Los Angeles Chargers
Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech. Although the Chargers might go with a QB here…we’re saying they need to go defense and grab Edmunds.
18. Seattle Seahawks
Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville: The Seahawks are rebuilding their defense and get one of the best corners on the board, although he may need some time to develop.
19. Dallas Cowboys
Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama: With the loss of Dez they need to add some skill to the WR depth chart. Ridley has the skill set to be a standout WR in the League.
20. Detroit Lions
Da’Ron Payne, DL, Alabama. First year head coach Matt Patricia (former defensive coordinator for the Pats) gets a big, athletic body in the middle of his defensive line.
21. Cincinnati Bengals (Mock trade Buffalo)
Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama . This is all about protecting Andy Dalton. Many teams have Robinson as a top-15 pick and believe that he is a Russell Okung- or Ryan Clady-caliber left tackle in the NFL.
22. Indianapolis Colts (Mock trade Buffalo)
Marcus Davenport,DE “Pass Rush Specialist”, UTSA. The Colts move down twice and get two of the best defensive players on the board.
23. New England Patriots (Mock trade Rams)
Kolton Miller, OL, UCLA. Belicheck has to be thinking about how he going to find a replacement for Nate Solder. Miller is a huge 6’9″ and 309 lbs and could be a great franchise type player.
24. Carolina Panthers
Will Hernandez, G, UTEP: Hernandez is the best O-lineman on the board at 24 and they have to be thinking about solidifying things upfront. However, with Marty Hurney back for his second stint as the Panthers GM it’s hard to pick this one.
25. Tennessee Titans
Maurice Hurst, DL, Michigan. Hurst is a beast up front, but has some health issues that might see the Titans second guessing here. Hurst is the Titans man here, and will help them reek havoc on opposing offenses this fall.
26. Atlanta Falcons
Taven Bryan, DL, Florida. Smart pick for the Falcons. Just fits all the way around.
27. New Orleans Saints
Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina. They need more weapons for Drew Brees, and they lost Jimmy Graham. Great spot for Hurst to be in.
28. Pittsburgh Steelers
Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama. We’d be shocked if he’s still on the board here. The Steelers have a Linebacking problem that needs to be addressed. Evans is the answer!
29. Jacksonville Jaguars
D.J. Moore, WR, Maryland. The Jaguars have put a lot of capital into WR’s and TE’s for Bortles. But you can’t pass on a player like Moore.
30. Minnesota Vikings
Mike Hughes, CB, Central Florida. The Vikings will grab him and bring him along slowly in Zimmer’s system. Good move for the Vikings and great fit for Hughes.
31. New England Patriots
Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State. Missing out on the fifth year option with Garoppolo was a loss for the Pats. They bring in Rudolph to add some depth….and secure the fifth year option.
32. Cleveland Browns (Mock trade Phili)
Derrius Guice, RB, LSU. Like we said the Browns are the big winners for this draft. Guice is a legitimate stud and will add to the offensive arsenal.
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