Andrew Diaz NFL Mock Draft 3.0
Lets see how funky the third time around is.
This is my third mock draft of the season and I think that there are few picks that will stay the same from my last two.
1. Jacksonville: Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence, Quarterback Clemson: Unless there’s a trade, this pick is a lock.
2. New York Jets: Zach Wilson, Quarterback BYU: Not to sure how I feel about this pick because I think that the Jets should take Sewell but, I do believe they’re going to move on from Darnold so, Wilson should be the guy. A great improviser with a cannon for an arm.
3. Miami Dolphins via Houston: Penei Sewell, Offensive Tackle Oregon: Miami needs to keep Tua upright and Sewell is the guy that can do that. I don’t think they should take a receiver at three and Sewell is the best player in the draft so it would be a huge miss if they didn’t take this monster.
4. Atlanta Falcons: Justin Fields, Quarterback Ohio State: I said it in my last mock draft but, the Matty Ice era has come to an end. He maybe the game one starter next season but I’d give him less than 8 games at the helm before Fields takes over. Fields is the new guy in Atlanta.
5. Cincinnati Bengals: Rashawn Slater, Offensive Tackle Northwestern: The Bengals were hoping that Sewell would fall but, I don’t see him getting out of the top 4. Slater had a great senior season that made his draft stock shoot through the roof. A physical run blocker that is efficient in the pass game. He is a guy that can help rebuild Cincinnatis oline.
6. Philadelphia Eagles: DeVonta Smith, Wide Receiver Alabama: Holy shit, the Eagles wideouts are horrible and Smith would bring an immediate surge to their pathetic pass catching group. Smith was this seasons Heisman winner and will do great things in the city of brotherly love.
7. Detroit Lions: Ja’Marr Chase, Wide Receiver Louisiana State: I do see Golladay and Jones Jr. walking in free agency so the Lions will need to add weapons for the newly acquired Jared Goff. I think that Chase is the best receiver in the draft so putting him in Detroit will be huge for the Lions offense.
8. Carolina Panthers: Trey Lance, Quarterback North Dakota State: This one hurts to right. I love Bridgewater but, I have changed my mind since my last two drafts. If Carolina can’t land Deshaun Watson then they should draft Lance and either buy out Bridgewater’s contract or deal him.
9. Denver Broncos: Micah Parsons, Linebacker Penn State: Denvers biggest need is definitely the inside linebacker position and in this years draft, there aren’t a lot of good inside backers so if Parsons is available at 9, they need to take him. He is big and physical with elite speed, much like Lavonte David.
10. Dallas Cowboys: Patrick Surtain II, Cornerback Alabama: The second best corner in this years draft but, the most NFL ready is Surtain II. Dallas lost Byron Jones last season so corner has been a bit of an issue for America’s Team and Surtain II can fill that void.
11. New York Giants: Caleb Farley, Cornerback Virginia Tech: I think that Farley is the best corner in the draft but, is not NFL ready. I think he could start for the Giants in the slot and then eventually bump to the outside. He has a very physical play style that the other corners in this class don’t have.
12. San Francisco 49ers: Sam Cosmi, Offensive Tackle Texas: The 49ers wanted a quarterback but, with the top guys off the board early, they need to protect whoever is throwing the ball next year because Trent Williams is going to be a free agent. Cosmi is a well rounded player that you can plug in at either tackle position.
13. Los Angeles Chargers: Christian Darrisaw, Offensive Tackle Virginia Tech: The Chargers, Dolphins, and Bengals are in a similar situation because they all have a young quarterback that doesn’t have a great offensive line. If the Chargers want Herbert to be great, they need to take Darrisaw.
14. Minnesota Vikings: Alijah Vera-Tucker, Guard USC: The Vikings could either look to take an edge rusher or offensive line but offensive line is the biggest need and Vera-Tucker is a monster. He can play both guard and tackle and is an animal in the run game. If they can land Vera-Tucker at 14, as a fan, I would be pumped.
15. New England Patriots: Kwity Paye, EDGE Michigan: The Patriots haven’t had an elite pass rusher since Chandler Jones, and Paye can be that next guy. He is an absolute bull in the run game and shows off his quickness in the pass game. Great pick for the Pats.
16. Arizona Cardinals: Kyle Pitts, Tight End Florida: Pitts has great hands, elite quickness, and is a mismatch nightmare. If you add him to a receiving core consisting of DHop, Christian Kirk, and Andy Isabella, Kyler Murray will have a plethora of options. Great guy to take here at 16.
17. Las Vegas Raiders: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Linebacker Notre Dame: JOK is the most versatile defensive player in this years draft. He can lineup in the slot and guard a receiver, rush the passer, and lineup inside to take on a pulling guard. Not much this guy cant do. Would be a great fit with Gruden and the Raiders.
18. Miami Dolphins: Jaylen Waddle, Wide Receiver Alabama: If Waddle slips to 18 then it’s a no brainer to reunite him with his college quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa. Waddle could step right in and be a number one receiver. If Miami can land Sewell and Waddle in first round then they look like big winners.
19. Washington Football Team: Rashod Bateman, Wide Receiver Minnesota: Bateman would be an awesome number two receiver for who ever is throwing the ball in D.C. Adding him with Terry McLaurin would be a dynamic duo.
20. Chicago Bears: Mac Jones, Quarterback Alabama: Unless the Bears can land Russell Wilson, which is unlikely, then no free agent quarterback will fit better with than Mac Jones. Jones has great pocket presence and can push the ball downfield.
21. Indianapolis Colts: Jaelen Philips, EDGE Miami: Philips is an extremely quick and nimble pass rusher that fits the Colts system very well. If Indy can bring Justin Houston back, he can be a great mentor for Philips. If the Colts can develop the Miami pass rusher, their defensive line would be top three in the league.
22. Tennessee Titans: Gregory Rousseau, EDGE Miami: Two Miami pass rushers back to back. I think Rousseau is a more well rounded player but, Philips has more potential. Rousseau, like Paye is great in the run and can really get after the quarterback. Tennessee is in need of a pass rusher after Vic Beasley and Jadeveon Clowney never worked out.
23. New York Jets via Seattle: Najee Harris, Running Back Alabama: The Jets scooped up their franchise QB at two, so why not bolster the backfield by adding Harris. He isn’t the most well rounded but, he is the best back in the draft because of his hard nose running and can be a decent check down for Zach Wilson.
24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Liam Eichenberg, Offensive Tackle Notre Dame: Pittsburgh was hoping to land Harris but with the Jets taking him, they should address their needs on the offensive line. Eichenberg is super physical in the run game and has shown tremendous toughness. Great guy for the Steel City.
25. Jacksonville Jaguars via L.A Rams: Jaycee Horn, Cornerback South Carolina: The Jags took C.J Henderson last season and if they add Horn, we could witness the development of a great cornerback duo. They could look to add a weapon for Trevor Lawrence but, Horn is an awesome fit for Jacksonville.
26. Cleveland Browns: Christian Barmore, Defensive Tackle Alabama: Barmore is a big dude that makes plays. If Cleveland takes him here, his primary role will be on first and second down to stop the run and take on double teams to free up edge rushers and linebackers.
27. Baltimore Ravens: Zaven Collins, EDGE Tulsa: The edge rusher position is in limbo for the Ravens. They don’t know if they’ll have Matt Judon, Yannick Ngakoue, or Tyus Bowser rushing the passer. Taking Collins gives you insurance at this position.
28. New Orleans Saints: Brevin Jordan, Tight End Miami: Jared Cook is getting old and the Saints need to go into rebuild mode. Jordan could become the center point of the offense once Brees retires because of his elite speed and athleticism. He isn’t a great blocker but, he makes up for it with his pass catching ability.
29. Green Bay Packers: Alex Leatherwood, Offensive Tackle Alabama: The Packers need to protect Rodgers and add depth on the offensive line. Their depth was exposed when Shaq Barrett and JPP made life a living hell for Rodgers in the NFC Championship game so, adding Leatherwood would be great.
30. Buffalo Bills: Travis Etienne, Running Back Clemson: Running back hasn’t been a strong position the past few season for Buffalo and adding Etienne could turn that around. Etienne is the most well rounded back in the draft because of his ability to catch the ball out of the back field.
31. Kansas City Chiefs: Jalen Mayfield, Offensive Tackle Michigan: Mitchell Schwartz and Eric Fisher were in and out of the lineup this past season so, much like the Packers, they need depth. Mayfield is big and physical and can plug and play immediately.
32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Carlos Basham Jr., EDGE Wake Forrest: While Tampa had two great edge rushers last year, it is uncertain if Shaq Barrett will resign so Bruce Arians will want to fill that position right away. Basham is a great player with elite speed and can beat most tackles around the corner.