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DTG's 5th Annual Mock
Published at 1/6/2018 2:13:38 PM

In 2016, I got 5 picks correct. In 2017, I only got 4. But, in my defense, I didn't update after March. I'll try to update more frequently this year to improve. And if you don't like my picks, just know I'm already admitting how bad I am at this. You can probably breathe a sigh of relief since I'll be wrong haha.

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Round 1

1. Broncos: Josh Rosen, Quarterback, UCLA

Trade! Everyone knows Rosen doesn't want to play for the Browns. The Giants could trade up to guarantee the selection, but I think the Broncos are more willing.

2. Giants: Josh Allen, Quarterback, Wyoming

Probably another shocker here. After missing on Rosen, the Giants go with the QB with the next highest ceiling. Eli will probably play for another year or 2, so that gives Allen plenty of time to develop.

3. Colts: Saquon Barkley, Running Back, Penn State

Many are mocking Chubb here. I know Frank Gore seems ageless and they just drafted Marlon Mack last year, but Barkley is too talented to pass up. Especially if he can replicate his 4.3 40 at the combine. Besides, Chubb is the type of DE that tends to slip into the teens because he doesn't have exceptional measurables.

4. Browns: Lamar Jackson, Quarterback, Louisville

If you look at the QBs Cleveland has ran out, it really looks like they prefer an athletic QB. Jackson is supremely athletic.

5. Browns: Minkah Fitzpatrick, Safety, Alabama

Fitzpatrick would be the centerfielder and perfect complement to Jabrill Peppers who Cleveland drafted last year. I think Cleveland would be hoping for Jackson and Barkley if they trade out of #1, but Jackson and Fitzpatrick is still very nice.

6. Jets: Sam Darnold, Quarterback, USC

Jets finally get a franchise QB and won't have to rely on Josh McCown. I personally don't think Baker Mayfield will be a good pro, so Darnold is the only viable option for a QB needy team.

7. Buccaneers: Bradley Chubb, Defensive End, N.C. State

Robert Ayers has one year left on his contract and Mike Smith (D Coordinator) prefers bigger DEs. I stated before DEs like Chubb tend to fall, but I think he fits the Bucs defense perfectly. Arden Key is the other option for a team that needs a pass rusher badly, but for now Chubb gets the nod.

8. Bears: Calvin Ridley, Wide Receiver, Alabama

Almost a no-brainer pick here. Chicago needs a leading receiver that isn't also getting handoffs regularly. Their WR corps is terrible.

9. 49ers: Quenton Nelson, Offensive Guard, Notre Dame

Jimmy G looks like the real deal. What better way to follow up getting your franchise QB than to protect him? Nelson is the best OL in the draft. Not just best G, best OL. Hands down.

10. Raiders: Mike McGlinchey, Offensive Tackle, Notre Dame

With John Gruden set to take the helm, he'll look to keep Carr healthy. Donald Penn was around in Tampa when Gruden was fired. He's too old to reliably protect Carr's blindside.

11. Dolphins: Bryce Love, Running Back, Stanford

The Dolphins weren't horrible despite losing Tannehill for the season. But they traded their starting RB mid-season. Bryce Love is going to be someone we'll see shoot up draft boards ala Christian McCaffery.

12. Bengals: Arden Key, Defensive End, LSU

The Bengals have typically gone with freak athletes on the ends. Key is no exception. If he's as explosive at the combine as most think, than this is way to low. Guys with his talents typically go top 10.

13. Redskins: Joshua Jackson, Cornerback, Iowa

Josh Norman needs help. He's still the only DB on the Redskins worth anything. Jackson actually reminds me a lot of Norman.

14. Packers: Vita Vea, Defensive Tackle, Washington

The Packers defense could use a huge body to clog running lanes. Vea would command double teams on every play, which would open things up for Clay Matthews.

15. Cardinals: Baker Mayfield, Quarterback, Oklahoma

This is a risky pick, but necessary. Carson Palmer will likely retire, and there's a new coach still needing to come in. Unless Arizona gets Kirk Cousins, there really isn't much left on the QB market. Mayfield is definitely talented, but he's too much of a gunslinger for me.

16. Ravens: Derwin James, Safety, Florida State

Many are mocking a WR here, and I see why. But Baltimore was much better once Flacco returned. I'd be more concerned with the defense. James was injured this year and didn't do as well, but he can be a game changer from the S spot.


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