I know I’ve got my work cut out for me to catch up with Ginger King, but don’t be fooled, despite the 1.0-tag this is like my 17th rough draft. The Big Board is set, but there is so much fluidity and fragility in sorting out the noise and honing in these mocks. Let’s get right to it:
|1||Cleveland Browns||Myles Garrett (Texas A&M)||DE|
|2||San Francisco||Mitchell Trubisky (UNC)||QB|
|3||Chicago Bears||Solomon Thomas (Stanford)||DE|
|4||Jacksonville Jaguars||Leonard Fournette (LSU)||RB|
|5||Tennessee Titans||Mike Williams (Clemson)||WR|
|6||NY Jets||Jamal Adams (LSU)||S|
|7||Los Angeles Chargers||Reuben Foster (Alabama)||LB|
|8||Carolina Panthers||Christian McCaffrey (Stanford)||RB|
|9||Cincinnati Bengals||Derek Barnett (Tennessee)||DE|
|10||Buffalo Bills||Gareon Conley (OSU)||CB|
|11||New Orleans Saints||O.J. Howard (Alabama)||TE|
|12||Cleveland Browns||Malik Hooker (OSU)||S|
|13||Arizona Cardinals||Patrick Mahomes (Texas Tech)||QB|
|14||Philadelphia Eagles||Haasan Reddick (Temple)||DE|
|15||Indianapolis Colts||Jonathon Allen (Alabama)||DT|
|16||Baltimore Ravens||Kevin King (Washington)||CB|
|17||Washington Redskins||Marshon Lattimore (OSU)||CB|
|18||Tennessee Titans||Tra’Davious White (LSU)||CB|
|19||Tampa Bay Bucs||Garett Bolles (Utah)||OL|
|20||Denver Broncos||Charles Harris (Missouri)||LB|
|21||Detroit Lions||Corey Davis (Western Michigan)||WR|
|22||Miami Dolphins||Jarad Davis (Florida)||LB|
|23||New York Giants||Jabrill Peppers (Michigan)||S/CB|
|24||Oakland Raiders||David Njoku (Miami)||TE|
|25||Houston Texans||Zach Cunningham (Vanderbilt)||LB|
|26||Seattle Seahawks||Ryan Ramcyk (Wisconsin)||OL|
|27||Kansas City Chiefs||Deshaun Watson (Clemson)||QB|
|28||Dallas Cowboys||Obi Melifonwu (UConn)||S/CB|
|29||Green Bay Packers||Joe Mixon (Oklahoma)||RB|
|30||Pittsburgh Steelers||Takk McKinley (UCLA)||DE|
|31||Atlanta Falcons||Cam Robinson (Alabama)||OL|
|32||New Orleans Saints||Dalvin Cook (FSU)||RB|
Instant Analysis: Why wouldn’t the 49ers take Mitch? New GM, new Coach who fancies himself a QB-guru and a Depth Chart populated with the likes of Brian Hoyer and Matt Simms. Yikes. What, I’m suppose to believe they are going to wait around to hopefully land Kirk Cousins. Yeah, no. They lock up their Franchise QB right out of the gate and have the rest of the draft to go BPA.
Obviously, I’m not a big believer in Ohio State CB Marshon Lattimore; he plays too stiff and I will struggle with faster WRs at the next level. That said, he could easily land in the top-10.
I have no idea where to slot Jabrill Peppers. He is a tremendous athlete and a really good pure football player. But where exactly do you play him? I think he’ll go in the 20-30 range as a luxury pick for some team.
If you’re keeping track at home: that’s 2 RBs in the Top 10 (4 total in the 1st Round); 1 QB in the Top 10 (3 total in the 1st Round).
Oh, this guy sneaks into the backend of the first:
There’s no sugar-coating this. This is disgraceful. Just awful. If a team drafts him, regardless of the round, or signs him as an UDFA, there is going to be a backlash. Your PR department will be working some overtime. Buuuut, our attention span is short and talent has a way of helping us “forgive and forget”. Talent-wise, Mixon is a Top-10 pick, so I feel the end of the first already has a hefty discount baked in.