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Mock Draft by AlwaysRebuilding 1.0
Published at 2/5/2016 9:51:32 AM
1st mock, 1 blockbuster trade
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Chip Kelly, in his infinite wisdom, convinces Trent (Baalke) to give up this year's 1st and 2nd, as well as next year's 1st and 3rd to move ahead of the Browns to grab Goff (even though everyone knows the Browns are taking Wentz).
The Browns seriously consider trading out of no. 2, to pick number 22, where they can draft yet another QB who will bust. They screw up the trade paperwork instead, and the NFL forces them to take the only logical selection in Wentz.
The Chargers are giddy to get Tunsil at 3. Philip Rivers got smacked around a bunch last year and they had no running game to speak of.
The Cowboys end up signing Johnny, but make up for the decision by not resigning Greg Hardy. Bosa more than fills the void Hardy leaves.
The Jags offense was ahead of schedule last year, and I think they are only going to get better on that side of the ball. Gus Bradley's specialty (defense) has been suspect at best as they have no impact players. Ramsey is the pick.
Jack falls into Ozzie's lap and he gladly accepts what could be, the most talented player selected thus far.
The Titans are hoping for Ramsey to fall to them at 7 when they trade down, but to no avail. They settle with a guy who can help free up Orakpo on the outside and cause some havoc himself.
The Dolphins reach a little for an ILB. They have struggled with a leader for their Defense since Zach Thomas retired many years ago. Jaylon Smith was definitely in consideration, but the Dolphins must win now. Here is their anchor for the next 10 years.
I struggle with Hargreaves because of his size, but recent examples (Mathieu) show that smaller guys can play in the league. Hargreaves isn't as gritty as Mathieu, but I'm sure someone will take a chance with him and the Bucs need a playmaker on defense.
I think the Giants are stoked that Stanley falls to them here. Eli needs all of the protection he can get, and Flowers was underwhelming last year. The Giants will need to grab another playmaker on offense in Round 2 to compliment ODB, but Treadwell here doesn't seem like much of an upgrade over Rueben Randle.
I haven't seen many mocks with Jaylon Smith here, but I think it could be a home run for the Bears. They aren't going anywhere this upcoming season and selecting Jaylon here essentially gives them the best player in the 2016 draft and their 2017 first round pick for the 2017 season.
The Saints stink on defense. Blame Rob Ryan all you want, but they stink. A'Shawn helps plug up the middle for run support and could help take some attention away from Cameron Jordan in passing situations.
I think Pederson might keep Bradford AND draft Lynch. Bradford has yet to prove he can stay healthy for 16 games. Even when he is healthy, he only an average starter in the league. Lynch has all of the tools necessary to be a good to great starter in the league.
The Raiders aren't used to picking this late in the draft, so it may be difficult for them to look at some of these players. Apple is a big corner (6'1") who has the skillset to be a lockdown corner. He's young and needs more experience, but he has unlimited potential.
Sad face for the Rams here (no QB), but Treadwell is the yin to Tavon Austin's yang. He could be the perfect compliment to Austin and help the second round QB the rams are forced to take.
The Lions need to keep the tough, but fragile Matt Stafford more protected. Calvin couldn't have picked a worse time to retire, as this is one of the weaker WR classes in the last couple years. With no Megatron in town, Stafford will need more time to find open receivers.