The NFL scouting combine logo is seen on signage throughout Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, on February 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Johnny Vy)

Combine Week Mock Draft

1.) Cleveland Browns

Name
Myles Garret
Position
Defensive end
Height
6'5"
Weight
269 lbs
College
Texas A&M

 

From a numbers perspective Myles Garrett would need to do something catastrophic to miss out on being the first player drafted.  However, I personally walk on thin ice when thinking about this guy because of his roller coaster of emotions when it comes to pre-draft social media. One day he’s crying to get the Cowboys to trade for him and the next day he’s pumped to play for the Browns? Nevertheless if Cleveland can draft Garrett, shut him up, and get the production he can potentially yield; this pick will be just fine.

 2.) San Francisco 49ers

Name
Jonathan Allen
Position
Defensive tackle, Defensive end
Height
6' 3"
Weight
290
College
Alabama

John Lynch and the 49er’s are now rumored to be open to trading the #2 pick. Unfortunately with such a deep draft class and lack of “that guy” athletes, I’m not sure how much trade talks will generate.  Assuming the 49er’s stay at #2, I think they take the best player available despite drafting defensive line the previous 2 drafts.  Moving to a 4-3 defense from a 3-4 requires more depth on the defensive line.

POSSIBLE TRADE to Washington: the #2 pick might be too steep for Cousins but maybe they swap 1st rounders and throw in a later round pick. But even if Washington were to make that trade I still think Jonathan Allen would be their pick here too.

3.) Chicago Bears

Name
Mitch Trubisky
Position
Quarterback
Height
6' 3"
Weight
220
College
North Carolina

Chicago is another team that can go in any number of directions with the 3rd pick.  Personally, I feel there needs to be a lot more pieces in place before throwing a rookie QB into the folder. However with a guy like Trubisky who will see his fair share of interceptions and sacks, why not feed him to the wolves and let him learn as the team builds. Trubisky has the ability and arm talent to drive the ball down the field for many years to come. I also expect him to be a “feast or famine” type of quarterback, as Brett Favre once was as well. Regardless of the rumors of getting Tony Romo, it would still be advantageous to draft a young quarterback.

4.) Jacksonville Jaguars

Name
Jamal Adams
Position
Safety
Height
6' 0"
Weight
211
College
LSU

With a new regime starting in Jacksonville, fans have a refreshed idea of the age old “this is our year”. With the return of Tom Coughlin(VP of Football Operations), Keenan McCardell(WR coach), and head coach Doug Marrone, should show promise for no wasted draft picks.  A lot of Jaguar fans are calling for Leonard Fournette or Dalvin Cook.  To the Jags credit, they are already making a strong effort to bolster that offensive line to better the running back and hopefully alleviate some pressure off Blake Bortles.

However with TJ Yeldon and Chris Ivory already in place as well as one of the deepest RB draft classes in years, I see the Jags looking to find that leader on defense.  Jacksonville has shown little effort in resigning Jonathan Cyprien, leaving a gaping hole at SS.  Arrows are pointing to Jamal Adams at #4. However with the recent franchise tags, they missed out on signing a much needed pass rusher in free agency. Maybe they trade back and go with a Derek Barnett or Taco Charlton.

 

 5.) Tennessee Titans

Name
Marshon Lattimore
Position
Cornerback
Height
6' 0"
Weight
195
College
Ohio State

Tennessee showed some “gumption” last year on the offensive end. Even with less than stellar receivers; the offensive line, running backs, and quarterback played way beyond expectations leading me to believe this pick needs to be on the defensive side of the grass.  Enter Marshon Lattimore. This kid looks promising and has only scratched the surface. Not to mention Tennessee’s porous pass defense. The combine will flip-flop all of the corners in this draft due to numbers but realistically, Lattimore should be the #1 corner taken.

6.) New York Jets

Name
Solomon Thomas
Position
Defensive end
Height
6' 3"
Weight
270
College
Stanford

What a match made in heaven this would be.  The Jets have been rumored to have both Sheldon Richardson and Mohammad Wilkerson on their trade block for a while, possibly for salary cap reasons. Despite being tagged as a defensive tackle, Solomon Thomas be a premier 3-4 end in New York’s system.  Getting Thomas would also allow the Jets to lower their price tag on both defensive lineman.  It never creates good vibes in the locker room or on the field when players know their on the trading block.  Offensive coordinators would cringe at the thought of Leonard Williams and Solomon Thomas rushing their quarterback.

7.) Los Angeles Chargers

Name
Malik Hooker
Position
Safety
Height
6' 0"
Weight
202
College
Ohio State

With Gus Bradley taking over as the new defensive coordinator, he’ll likely want to switch back to his 4-3/Tampa 2 defense.  If thats the case, Bradley relies heavy on a deep FS responsible of playing center field. We’ll see at the combine this week just how fast Hooker can run and just how high he can jump. This kid screams FS, however can he keep his mind in the game and not walk away.

 8.) Carolina Panthers

Name
Leonard Fournette
Position
Running back
Height
6' 1"
Weight
235
College
LSU

We all watched the collapse of Carolina when the defense wasn’t able to play at the level they did in 2015.  This, in large part due to the departure of Josh Norman. Teams were able to attack their pass coverage game in and game out.  Regardless, Carolina is a power run offense and needs explosive talent on that side of the ball.  Fournette is that ticking time bomb waiting to see the NFL grass.

9.) Cincinnati Bengals

Name
Reuben Foster
Position
Middle linebacker
Height
6' 1"
Weight
240
College
Alabama

With a premier WR already in place, its not difficult to add a supporting cast of receivers via free agency.  However one position you cannot fill via free agency is an elite line backing prospect. Foster has the speed, strength, and hard nose ability to be an amazing line backer at the next level.

10.) Buffalo Bills

Name
Corey Davis
Position
Wide receiver
Height
6' 3"
Weight
205
College
Western Michigan

Behind Sammy Watkins, Buffalo has a little depth at the receiver position.  Some games Corey Davis played looked like it was unfair he was even on the field at that level.  He’s a big receiver capable of taking over a game  the same way Julio Jones and Mike Evans can do.  Davis will not perform at the combine which will hurt his draft stock for a month but come draft day, he’ll be taken high.

 11.) New Orleans Saints

Name
Qunicy Wilson
Position
Cornerback
Height
6' 1"
Weight
213
College
Florida

Even with an aging Brees, the Saints will be able to score points. Playing in the NFC South is all about trying to stop/slow down the other divisional offenses. They have started working towards building up the secondary in drafting Vonn Bell but its still far from good.  The debate on who’s the best corner in this draft will not be over until the 2018 season starts. For now it appears to me Quincy Wilson has a chance to be that guy. When you hear of Wilson being a big corner, its not just tall. He is a BIG corner. At 6’1″ 215 lbs and good speed, there wont be much he cant do at the next level.

12.) Cleveland Browns

Update reports say Patriots not willing to trade Jimmy Garapollo
Name
O.J. Howard
Position
Tight end
Height
6' 4"
Weight
255
College
Alabama

Rather than trying a hand at Deshaun Watson, Cleveland might take a step in a new direction. They’ve found success in using tight ends, so why not get an elite looking prospect.  As Voch Lombardi quoted, “he is an extension of the offensive line and an extension of the receiving corps”. This kid can set blocks as well as run routes like a wide receiver.

13.) Arizona Cardinals

Name
Mike Williams
Position
Wide receiver
Height
6' 3"
Weight
225
College
Clemson

This might be a match made in heaven on all accounts. I see the Cardinals having their eye on OJ Howard but if that trade takes place, it drops Mike Williams in their laps. With an aging Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd going to New England it leaves them with very little “big bodied” receivers. Depending on how the combine goes for Williams he may not make it this far but anything can happen with such a defensive draft.

 14.) Indianapolis Colts

Name
Forrest Lamp
Position
Offensive guard
Height
6' 4"
Weight
305
College
Western Kentucky

Indianapolis needs help defensively, but more importantly they need to keep Andrew Luck standing up. They started last year in drafting Ryan Kelly at center. Forrest Lamp might seem like a reach but his tape proves he is a dominant blocker. Indy has been in a drafting funk after getting their hands on Luck, this pick needs to be a hit to attempt to resurrect Luck’s struggles.

15.) Philadelphia Eagles

Name
Dalvin Cook
Position
Running back
Height
5' 11"
Weight
206
Past Teams
Florida State

Its no secret that Philly would virtually hit the lottery with this pick.  Cook often times draws comparison to Jamal Charles who Doug Pederson used very well in KC.  No further explanation needed here. Dalvin Cook

16.) Baltimore Ravens

Name
Sidney Jones
Position
Cornerback
Height
6' 0"
Weight
185
College
Washington

Sidney Jones needs to add some bulk but Baltimore needs a corner to cover Antiono Brown and AJ Green 4 times a year. They may also target a pass rusher here but my guess is they hope Tim Williams falls to them in the 2nd round.

 17.) Washington Redskins

Name
DeShaun Watson
Position
Quarterback
Height
6' 2"
Weight
210
College
Clemson

Until I hear something about Kirk Cousins staying in Washington, they will NEED a quarterback. Deshaun Watson may allow them to get their offense back to the system they ran when RGIII was in town.  This isnt a pick many mockers see coming but in the NFL Draft we all know its unpredictable.

18.) Tennessee Titans

Name
Derek Barnett
Position
Defensive end
Height
6' 3"
Weight
270
College
Tennessee

Tennessee is sneaky good on offense and its no secret why they couldn’t take the next step in improving. They simply could not stop opposing offenses from throwing the ball. I have them projected to add to the secondary early in this round so why not package that with a dominant edge rusher in Barnett.

19.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Name
John Ross
Position
Wide receiver
Height
5' 11"
Weight
190
College
Washington

Tampa has plenty of big target options but lack some speed on the offensive end.  Teams know to send the house to cover Mike Evans but with the addition of John Ross, it could open up the deep route. Ross has great hands, route running ability, and of course, speed. Plenty of speed.

 20.) Denver Broncos

Name
Garett Bolles
Position
Offensive tackle
Height
6' 5"
Weight
300
College
Utah

Tony Romo? It doesnt matter, no quarterback will prevail in Denver until they get some protection. It just so happens that my #1 offensive lineman is still on my board at pick 20.  Garrett Bolles is strong at the point of attack and has the ability to turn defenders to open up running lanes as well as create a pocket for his quarterback.

21.) Detroit Lions

Name
Caleb Brantley
Position
Defensive tackle
Height
6' 2"
Weight
320
College
Florida

After losing Suh, the Lions still havent filled that hole. The addition of Ngata filled their 5 technique but still lack an interior pass rusher. Caleb Brantley is just that. He’s a guy you can give the keys to the 3 technique position and let him to go work. The more blockers it takes to stop him, will only open up the field for Ansah to get to the QB. Its rare to see a 315 lb lineman as the first one off the ball but thats not the case when Brantley is on the field.

22.) Miami Dolphins

Name
Taco Charlton
Position
Defensive end
Height
6' 6"
Weight
270
College
Michigan

Miami proved their offense can drive with Adam Gase as the coach. The outside of the pass rush, their defense was the weak point of the team.  In years past middle linebacker was always a glaring hole but Kiko Alonso stepped in and did a nice job. With that being said they have to start thinking about getting some young pass rushers to mentor under Cam Wake. Charlton has a big frame at 6′ 6″ and can rush the passer as well as cover the run.

 23.) New York Giants

Name
Ryan Ramczyk
Position
Offensive tackle
Height
6' 6"
Weight
315
College
Wisconsin

After spending over $200 million on defense last year, this pick has the look of an offensive player. Ereck Flowers turned out to be a dumpster fire who contributed to their 29th ranked rushing offense.  Ryan Ramzyc should win that starting LT position without a competition. Despite drawing negative feedback from his shorts arms and narrow shoulders, he has plenty of tape dominating 1st round edge rushers.

24.) Oakland Raiders

Name
Malik McDowell
Position
Defensive tackle, Defensive end
Height
6' 6"
Weight
280
College
Michigan State

As good as Oakland showed they can be, they still need help on defense. Malik McDowell has a chance to go early teens or drop to the late 20’s, all based on how teams view his injury. Regardless Malik has the raw talent and strength to be a top notch talent on any defensive line.  This may be the ticket Oakland is looking for to free up Mack long term.

25.) Houston Texans

Name
Teez Tabor
Position
Cornerback
Height
6' 0"
Weight
190
College
Florida

AJ Bouye is set to hit the free agent and I honestly don’t think he’s worth the money that he’ll demand. He’s a 1 year wonder and banked off that great pass rush.  However to fill his shoes why not bring in a possible long term answer that can grow up with the team, assuming Tabor can grow up off the field.  If he can, he has the ability to be a top NFL corner.

 26.) Seattle Seahawks

Name
Cam Robinson
Position
Offensive tackle
Height
6' 6"
Weight
310
College
Alabama

Cam Robinson has some very interesting tape.  We’ve seen him shift that tractor in drive and dominate a defender into high hell as well as hear “hut” and get smoked like a midnight cigarette. With potential like his, its something you have to hope you can use his intangibles, add some coaching, and get a polished right tackle.

27.) Kansas City Chiefs

Name
Christian McCaffrey
Position
Running back
Height
6' 0"
Weight
205
College
Stanford

If Christian McCaffrey doesn’t scream “Andy Reid running back” I dont know who does. Kansas City thrives off quick, skat backs. McCaffrey is just as dangerous running up the middle as he is in the screen game.  Jamal Charles has shown a lot of injuries and may be playing for someone else in 2017 so watch for KC to find a solid replacement.

28.) Dallas Cowboys

Name
Chris Wormley
Position
Defensive end
Height
6' 6"
Weight
300
College
Michigan

The Dallas pass rushers cannot stay out of trouble. Their offense is obviously set for a while, as well as their secondary. The secondary isn’t Hall of Fame worthy but they do the job.  Chris Wormley can play in both the 3-4 and 4-3 systems. Finding the back field is his specialty.

 29.) Green Bay Packers

Name
Takkarist Mckinley
Position
Outside linebacker, Defensive end
Height
6' 2"
Weight
265
College
UCLA

Green Bay simply loves pass rushers. I dont remember the last time they’re running defense was credible but I also don’t remember the last time teams didnt have to plan for their pass rush.  With Peppers on the way out and Clay Mathews wearing a huge question mark it might be a perfect time to invest in the young pass rusher from UCLA.

30.) Pittsburgh Steelers

Name
Jabrill Peppers
Position
Safety
Height
6' 0"
Weight
208
College
Michigan

This pick may be the most controversial pick I make.  If Pittsburgh has the patience to mold Peppers into a true SS, not only will they get an electric player on defense but a solid man in the return game too.  Peppers will put on a show at his combine and pro day so scouts should focus solely on his game tape.

31.) Atlanta Falcons

Name
Desmond King
Position
Cornerback, Safety
Height
5' 11"
Weight
200
College
Iowa

Desmond King is a guy that a lot of people have uncertainty with.  He played corner at Iowa as well as the Senior Bowl and showed some less than stellar tape.  However one thing you cannot deny is his open field tackling, ball skills, and explosiveness in the return game.  Atlanta might find a diamond in the rough as a FS in Mr. King.

32.) New England Patriots

Name
David Njoku
Position
Tight end
Height
6' 4"
Weight
245
College
Miami

David Njoku would be a perfect compliment to Gronk in the tight end room.  He doesnt have the mass that Gronk has to run block but Njoku is a mismatch nightmare in the passing game!

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  • Sandra

    I think trading the @12 for Garappolo would be a dumb move, but the Browns have yet to show they are smarter than that yet.

    • Nice Marmot

      Browns fan here. If they trade that for him, I will puke.

      2nd rounder and change? Sure, why not?

      • Sandra

        I would grit my teeth and not be happy (but accepting) of trading #33 for him. #1 and #12 are off-limits. I would prefer #52.

        • Nice Marmot

          I’m in the same boat. I’d live with either 2nd round picks but no WAY do I give up a first.

          Garret at #1 , right??

          • Sandra

            Yes. And those saying “the Browns will trade #12” – who would beat @33? The Browns have the first pick iin the 2nd round – to beat that a first round pick would need to be traded. Of the teams needing a QB (Chicago, SF, NYJ) all have HIGH picks. Would the 49ers trade #2? No way in hell. Cleveland – don’t bargain against yourself. If someone pays more than #33, then they can have him.

          • Nice Marmot

            Reports are out saying the Pats won’t even trade Jimmy G.

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