⇐ My Mock Drafts
Published at 2/8/2018 12:34:32 AM
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While there is a lot of talk about Baker Mayfield being picked here, Dorsey picked Patrick Mahomes last year and I assume he'll want to pick another strong armed QB in this year's draft who can sit behind a veteran (McCarron?) for a year.
This one is simple. Eli Manning is old and they need a young QB to take his place in the coming years. When is the next time the Giants are going to have this great of an opportunity to take a young QB this promising?
The Colts need to go back to the days where Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis were coming off the edge. This is how they get there.
Fitzpatrick is an elite defender and possibly one of the most sure fire defensive picks in recent years (not the best, but one of them). With Jason McCourty aging, Minkah could really help the Browns get going in the right direction.
With Carson Palmer retired, the Cardinals trade up to the Broncos' spot to snag Darnold.
The Bucs have gone with the best available player the last few years even though it's not a great need. Barkley could provide an answer at running back with Doug Martin obviously being the odd man out.
The Bears had arguably the worst receiver core last season so drafting Ridley would definitely help Trubisky out if they really believe he is the franchise quarterback.
Pierre Garcon is not a long term solution at WR and Marquise Goodwin and Trent Taylor emerging as valid options, adding Sutton to that mix would give Jimmy G a fantastic array of weapons. This pick is made based off the the 49ers either resigning Hyde or drafting another RB later on in the draft.
Smith plays very physical and I believe Gruden will be very attracted to that. The Raiders have a big need as linebacker as well and Bowman is not the solution.
The Dolphins defense was very underwhelming last season and the blame falls on the secondary. Miami's pass rush is excellent but with no one able to defend top NFL receivers, rushing the passer becomes meaningless. Ward is a good fit.
The Bengals offensive line was atrocious last season after not addressing the immediate needs they had after the departure of Whitworth and Zeitler. Connor Williams will help greatly and can fill the hole that Jake Fisher could not.
The Redskins have a need at linebacker, especially if they don't bring back both Trent Murphy and Junior Galette. With Roquon gone, Evans is the best option for them here.
With Clay Matthews aging, it's time for Green Bay to draft a young linebacker who can learn from Matthews and it'll allow the Packers to run a rotation to keep everyone fresh.
In this scenario, the Broncos bring in Kirk Cousins to helm the ship so to help him out, they draft Nelson who is arguably the best offensive lineman in the draft.
(Cardinals sent 15th pick along with the 47th pick and a first next year for Denvers number 5 pick this year)
The Ravens are in desperate need for a #1 receiver. St. Brown provides that. He is 6'4 and is deceptively fast. With Mike Wallace possibly on the way out and Maclain regressing due to age, St. Brown gives Flacco a weapon that he'll use up until retirement.