Jacob's 1 Round Mock
Published at 4/15/2018 10:04:30 PM
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My gut tells me this will be the pick. The Browns can allow Allen to sit behind Tyrod Taylor for 1 or 2 seasons. The ultimate boom or bust prospect
TRADE: Buffalo gets #2. NYG gets #12, #22, and the rest of the Bills' franchise.
Buffalo will pay heavy to get their QB of the next decade and more. The Giants love Barkley, but they get an offer they can't refuse. Don't believe the hype that they may draft a QB. Eli has some left in the tank and Davis Webb is sitting and waiting for his turn.
The Jets moved up here for a QB and that is what they get. No surprise here. Baker Mayfield is also a possibility.
TRADE: Denver gets #4. Cleveland gets #5 and a third round pick.
Denver trades up 1 spot so that another team (Arizona, Miami, Baltimore) can't steal their QB. They take a QB whose build is similar to Case Keenum's. Mayfield will sit a year and take over in 2019.
I was tempted to put Saquon Barkley here. However, they addressed the running back position in free agency by signing Carlos Hyde. Don't forget they have Duke Johnson as well. Chubb gives the Browns a dynamic pass rush tandem alongside Myles Garrett.
The Colts finally get Andrew Luck some help, and then some. Barkley is a once in a generation talent. Frank Gore held his own the past couple seasons for Indianapolis, but he walked away in free agency. Barkley is an immediate upgrade over Christine Michael and Marlon Mack.
The Bucs' pass defense was atrocious last season. They did resign Brent Grimes this offseason, but he's aging. Vernon Hargreaves is still there. However, they add the top corner of this class to help stop Julio Jones and Michael Thomas within the division.
This just makes too much sense. Chicago lost Josh Sitton in free agency. The new offensive line coach just happens to be Nelson's college oline coach. Trubisky is somewhere smiling
Why Reuben Foster why? The 49ers looked to have their franchise player in the middle of their defense, but Foster's career looks to be in jeopardy. Lucky for them, Roquan Smith exists. Smith steps in immediately and makes an impact, just like Foster did last season.
I am going out on a limb here, but hear me out. Donald Penn is getting old and the right tackle position is weak. Jon Gruden could look to beef up his o line with the top offensive tackle in the class. Tremaine Edmunds is another possibility here.
Miami loves the upside of Edmunds here. His frame at 19 years old is insane. He joins a linebacking core alongside Raekwon McMillan and Kiko Alonso.
A huge void is open at one of the edge positions. The Giants traded away JPP and find his replacement here. Davenport will fit in well and should create chaos alongside Olivier Vernon.
Finally a safety comes off the board. It seems that someone always falls in the draft and this is the case with Derwin James. The Redskins traded Su'a Cravens to Denver, so there's a big void waiting for the rangy defender out of Florida State
The Packers don't have Jordy Nelson anymore. Cry no longer cheeseheads. Calvin Ridley is the top receiver in this class and will put up crazy numbers with Rodgers throwing to him. I'm tempted to put a cornerback here, but the Packers addressed that position in free agency.
Arizona got rid of the Honeybadger, but they replace him with an intriguing prospect. Fitzpatrick can play free safety and slot corner. He and Budda Baker will be an important tandem in a division with Garoppolo, Goff, and Russell Wilson.
No, Sutton is not from Alabama. However, Baltimore's need for a receiver is clear. Michael Crabtree and John Brown were nice additions, but Sutton's 6'4 frame will be nice on the outside.