⇐ My Mock Drafts
How it should go down w/o trades by @RussoJetsFan
Published at 4/7/2016 8:49:57 PM
NOTE: You will probably disagree with most if not all of this, but this draft is based on who I would pick if I were the GM of the respective team if there were to be no trades (who I think they will actually pick is a completely different mock for another time). This draft is based on hours of research and film study, free agency signings, and trades. Follow me on Twitter @RussoJetsFan (yes I'm a Jets fan).
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The Titans fill one of their biggest needs with the best player in the draft. Ramsey will be best as a safety but could develop into a solid corner. Think Charles Woodson 2.0.
The Browns are going to lose their best player in Joe Thomas very soon and the Browns can draft a QB later to compete with RGIII. Tunsil has all of the tools to be an all-pro LT for years.
If I'm the Chargers, I look to trade out here but since I'm not projecting trades the Chargers take Bosa and improve a defensive line that desperately needs a boost.
Sean Lee is a very good linebacker but his health is concerning. The Cowboys have a few options here and is another team I could see move out of this spot, but Jack is the best player available and can be a nice piece to build the defense around.
Gus Bradley has done a nice job with the Jaguars despite what their record may show. However, he still hasn't found his shutdown corner that he had in Seattle. Hargreaves isn't ready to come in and cover Antonio Brown but down the road he can develop into one of the best in the game.
The Ravens are going to lose Steve Smith Sr next year and they have no idea what they have in Breshad Perriman and I'm not big on DeForest Buckner so I say take the undisputed best receiver in the draft.
Colin Kaepernick has about a 50% chance of being a 49er in 2016-17. Regardless of whether he is on the roster or not, Kaep is not the long term solution at QB. Wentz's athleticism and arm strength might be too much to pass up for Chip Kelly.
It's a bit ironic seeing the Philadelphia Eagles pick an Oregon player here but I think Buckner is a good fit and helps with the mini rebuild on defense.
The Bucs struggled to get to the QB last year and Floyd can come right in and fix that problem.
The Giants would be drooling at the prospect of having Zeke and OBJ as the future of their offense and would be foolish to pass on the opportunity.
The Bears need help in a few spots but Stanley could be the permanent solution at RT and defensive needs can be addressed later on.
The Saints would love to add Lee to an already budding group of young linebackers. Lee is excellent at getting to the ball and also has natural leadership qualties.
The Dolphins lacked physicality and toughness last year. Ragland epitomizes both of those things and can be a contributor day one.
Run defense was a big problem for the Raiders. Robinson is an excellent run defender but he also has good athleticism for a man his size.
As shocking as it sounds, Case Keenum is not going to win a Super Bowl as a starter. The Rams need to find their QB of the future and Goff is the most pro ready QB in the draft.
Losing Calvin Johnson shouldn't trigger a knee jerk reaction to try to get a receiver when the real struggles last year were on defense. Spence is a bit raw as a prospect, but will be a nice pass rusher to put with Ziggy Ansah.