Mock Draft Mania 2.0

Updated: Jan 10

1. Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence Clemson

We all know Lawrence is going one I just hope the Jags don't wait the full 10 minutes to make the pick. Jacksonville feel free to turn the card in early.

2. Bengals: Penei Sewell OT Oregon

TRADE ALERT: The Bengals Trade their 2021 1st Round Pick (5th Overall) & 3rd Round Pick and a 2022 2nd Rounder and a 2022 4th Rounder to the Jets for the 2 overall pick.

The Jets don't need to take Sewell here they have Mekhi Becton and I expect they will sign a Right Tackle in free agency. They may need to take an interior lineman in the 2nd round but I think the right move here is to take down and see how the board falls.

Joe Burrow literally snapped his leg in half the Bengals need to get a tackle and improve that offensive line. The Bengals need to protect and build around the franchise.

3. Dolphins: Ja'marr Chase WR LSU

While the Dolphins do have DeVante Parker he isn't a true number one wide receiver

and when you have a young QB like Tua you need to surround him with targets and guys that create separation at the line of scrimmage and that's definitely Ja'marr Chase.

4. Falcons: Justin Fields QB Ohio State

I had Wilson here last week and I personally like Wilson more than Fields but one of Fields biggest question coming into this year was could he throw the deep ball with good accuracy and I think he put that question to bed this year especially vs Clemson. I definitely think that Fields does need to play well vs Alabama to solidify his draft position though. I do think Fields does still have some questions like he needs to have quicker decision making but since he will probably have to sit behind Matt Ryan for a year I think he improve that in the next level.

5. Jets: Zach Wilson QB BYU

Like I said the Jets should trade down and see how the board falls and if it falls like this the Jets are sitting pretty they get their QB of the future and a lot of draft capital in the later rounds to put good players around Zach Wilson. Jets fans would be

overjoyed if this happens. If you look at the difference between Wilson and Darnold is Wilson could has the chance to be a franchise QB and at best Darnold is like a game manager Alex Smith type player.

6. Eagles: Trey Lance QB NDSU

While I though Jalen Hurts would be the future QB of the Eagles if watched that Sunday night football game, you don't have to look much farther than the Jalen Hurts benching to see that the Eagles want a QB. The Eagles wouldn't tank a game to get a Linebacker or Wide Receiver, You tank a game to get a Quarterback. Would I be a fan of the decision no, but I think this is where the Eagles could go in the Draft. These Mock aren't what I would do it's what I think the teams would do and I think if you look at the Eagles actions they want QB. One I think Carson Went would be pissed if got replaced by a QB from the same college. Two Lance does fit what the Eagles are trying to do Lance brings a similar athletic skill set but with a cannon for an arm that can open up the downfield passing game.

7. Lions: Devonta Smith WR Alabama

The Lions have two receivers hitting free agency this year and not saying they won't bring Golladay or Jones but they most likely only bring one of them back. So why take the Heisman winner in Devonta Smith who can ideally play anywhere in a offense.

8. Panthers: Micah Parsons LB Penn State

Panthers defensive coordinator Phil Snow uses a lot of stuff from his time at Baylor and in Snow's system you have to ask players to be versatile with their roles. There may not be a more versatile player defensively in this draft class than Parsons. He moves like a safety, has the size of a linebacker and rushes the passer like a defensive end. Parsons would fit perfectly in Snow's system.

9. Broncos: Patrick Surtain II CB Alabama

Surtain is the best Corner in this draft no doubt. Surtain would fit in smoothly with Head Coach and Defensive Play Caller Vic Fangio's system and scheme. Surtain hasn't allowed over 65 yards in any game in 2 years. This could pick would also make since because current Broncos Cornerback AJ Bouye will be suspended the first 2 games of next year.

10. Cowboys: Caleb Farley CB Virginia Tech

Farley is probably the best press man corner in this draft and I think this the perfect pick because the have a young DB core and I think whoever their new defensive coordinator will play substantially more press coverage, that way their corners can keep the play in front of them and could hide their safeties deficiencies in coverage.

11. Giants: Jaylen Waddle WR Alabama

The Giants had the 6th least amount of explosive plays this year and Waddle can stretch the field and take the top off the defensive. Waddle can separate at a elite level and Waddle isn't like John Ross, Waddle can high point the football, Waddle can catch the ball in traffic.

12. 49ers: Rashawn Slater OT Northwestern

I like this pick because Slater has flexibility to play and wether the 49ers bring decide if they want Trent Williams to be the future or not. If they think that Williams can play Left Tackle well for the next few years Slater can play Guard or Center.

13. Chargers: Kwity Paye Edge Michigan

While Paye should have gone earlier this draft will be like last years draft when CeeDee Lamb and Jerry Jeudy fell because of the amount of blue chip talent in this draft. In this mock the guys that fall are Paye and Pitts. But this is a good pick for LA because Melvin Ingram is going to be a free agent and I'm not quite sure if they will bring back.

14. Vikings: Gregory Rousseau Edge Miami

I think Rousseau is a great pick for the Vikings just because they have good track record of developing Edge rushers and Rousseau is going to be a project and I think the Vikings could make him into a top edge. Rousseau's stats really only look good because he relies on his athleticism more than technique. Rousseau is still relatively new to the edge position playing QB and WR in high school. Rousseau actually reminds me a lot of Danielle Hunter coming out of college Hunter was an athletic freak like Rousseau but Hunter didn't really use techniques he just tried to use his speed of the edge. But In Minnesota with good coaching Hunter turned into one of the best edge rushers in the league.

15. Patriots: Kyle Pitts TE Florida

Patriots drafted two tights in the 3rd Round last year but neither Asasi or Keene really worked out this year. Pitts would immediately become the number one tightend In New England and the patriots don't really have any true weapons I guess Edelman

but whoever the pats get to be their QB will throwing to Pitts.

16. Cardinals: Samuel Cosmi OT Texas

The offensive line ranked 21st per Pro Football Focus, they need to improve I liked the draft pick of Josh Jones last year and I think with Kelvin Beachum hitting free agency this Josh Jones will take over at Right Tackle and Cosmi could play left tackle. I could see the cardinals taking a guy like Landon Dickerson or Deonte Brown in the 2/3 round.

17. Raiders: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah LB Notre Dame

This year’s Butkus Award winner, Koramoah was a consistent difference-maker on one of the best defenses in College Football. He flashes very modern linebacker traits, as the ROVER position he played at Notre Dame and Koramoah would fit in any defensive scheme. The Raiders haven't hired a Defensive Coordinator yet so I think this is a safe pick.

18. Dolphins: Zaven Collins LB Tulsa

Versatility. It’s the one word that head coach Brian Flores preached constantly while assessing the 2020 draft class and free agency signings. Collins is the pick here with a need at linebacker and a desire to continue fortifying one of the best defenses in the league and just wait till Collins runs at the combine if he runs a good time he will sky rocket into the top 15.

19. Washington Football Team: Mac Jones QB Alabama

I think that Alex Smith start the season as the starter for the football team but I think this is a perfect situation for Jones to just sit behind Smith and learn and adapt to the NFL. Plus unlike Dwayne Haskins Mac Jones is a leader so Washington won't have to worry about that. Jones plays an efficient and mistake-free brand of football.

20. Bears: Rashod Bateman WR Minnesota

It sounds like Allen Robinson may be leaving Chicago and yes the Bears need offensive line help but if you lose your top receiver your offense would be pretty bad. Bateman is a solid replacement to go along with Darnell Mooney.

21. Jaguars: Christian Darrisaw OT Virginia Tech

I think this pick is as simple as you don't want Trevor Lawrence to end up like Joe Burrow while the Jaguars have a decent offensive why put decent players around your franchise when you could put a player like Darrisaw with high up side

22. Colts: Jaycee Horn CB South Carolina

The Colts received excellent play from Xavier Rhodes this season, but he certainly isn’t getting any younger. Stokes is a rangy, long, and fluid cover corner with good ball skills and upside in both man and zone coverage.

23. Browns: Joseph Ossai Edge Texas

Oliver Vernon is a free agent and I Cleveland mostly won't bring him back. Ossai is an explosive athlete, and he puts it on display as he has a quick first step, and has no issue converting speed-to-power. Ossai can walk a Tackle back into the back field or can blow by him with speed off the edge.

24. Titans: Azeez Ojuari Edge Georgia

The Titans have had an inability to create pressure and They definitely don’t have a pure speed rushing threat on the roster like Ojulari, either. While they’d ideally add some interior help, as well, this isn’t quite the class to do it at least not in the first round.

25. Buccaneers: Alijah Vera-Tucker IOL USC

The Bucs don't necessarily know how much longer they have with Tom Brady and the Bucs need to make sure whoever they draft they get a Immediate production and Alijah Vera-Tucker is a very polished blocker who can step in and play now.

26. Ravens: Terrance Marshall Jr. WR LSU

The Ravens wide receiver room is missing a big body receiver, and Terrance Marshall Jr. not only brings that, but he’s outstanding working the middle of the field where Lamar Jackson is best throwing the football. He can serve as a “big slot” and help elevate the Baltimore passing offense. When Miles Boykin and Dez Bryant are your best 6'3 + receivers something is wrong so Terrance Marshall would be a great pick for Baltimore here.

27. Jets: Travis Ettienne RB Clemson

The Jets took Zach Wilson earlier so why not take the best running back in the class and build up the offense. Some might say get Wilson some targets but this Wide Receiver is so deep the Jets get a starting wide receiver in the second round.

28. Steelers: Najee Harris RB Alabama

Steelers fans should like this pick as Najee Harris reminds me a lot of Le'veon Bell. Harris is a powerful back who's not afraid to hit the hole hard and can also catch the ball out of the backfield. Harris has surprising agility and lateral movement for a guy his size. Harris has is very powerful back with a great combination of strength/power and speed/agility and the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield.

29. Saints: Eric Stokes CB Georgia

Pick would have been Derion Kendrick but versus Ohio State Kendrick got ran by Chris Olave and speed isn’t Chris Olave best ability a little cornering since Kendrick hasn’t had much test this year since Clemson avoid North Carolina. Stokes knows how to play the outside receivers well. He can run with them and seems to be there to break it up. When the ball is coming in he does a great job at ripping it out. Stokes had also had a lot more test than Derion Kendrick. Kendrick will mostly be a early-mid 2nd rounder.

30. Bills: Wyatt Davis IOL Ohio State

I could see the Brandon Beane and the Bills letting Jon Feliciano go and getting a cheaper and younger option in Wyatt Davis is an athletic blocker that has good size, power to help solidify the Bills interior offensive line.

31. Packers: Nick Bolton LB Missouri

Many would say the packers biggest need is at receiver while yes they probably need to get a receiver in the 2nd or 3rd round the packers need a linebacker while yes Krys Barnes and Kamal Martin have played ok the packers need to go out and get a Nick Bolton is your prototypical MIKE linebacker. Nick Bolton is attacking linebacker who has a magnet to the football.

32. Chiefs: Kadarius Toney WR Florida

Sammy Watkins and Demarcus Robinson are free agents and go get more money elsewhere. Kadarius Toney just looks like a chief he has blazing speed and has played from a lot of spots in the offense. Mullen used Toney at Receiver, Running Back and as the Wildcat QB. The Things Andy Reid could do with Toney in is offense is scary.

I decided to get a little creative with this one, tell what you think. I'm trying to keep these mocks different since I'll be during one either weekly or every other week so I'm going to try to mix things up and keep them different.

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