Thursday, April 28, 2016

Justin's Final Mock Draft

**Sorry Derek.  I worked so much this year.

Los Angeles Rams (7-9)
Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State – I believe the Wentz and Goff debate is pretty set in stone with Wentz just edging out Goff.  He has taken snaps under center and has played in more of a pro-style offense than Goff.

Philadelphia Eagles (7-9)
Jared Goff, QB, California- It will probably be reversed with how I see these two picks unfolding but I like Wentz more, sue me.

San Diego Chargers (4-12)
Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss – Philip Rivers needs to stay upright for the Chargers to have one final run a Super Bowl.

Dallas Cowboys (4-12)
Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State – Much is made out of Bosa being an 8 to 10 sack a year guy.  I would take a solid ten sacks with the tackles for a loss that he accumulates on ball carriers any day.

Jacksonville Jaguars (5-11)
Jalen Ramsey, FS/CB, Florida State – A versatile defender that will instantly improve Jacksonville’s secondary.  Jags fans would rejoice.

Baltimore Ravens (5-11)
Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame – Everybody is prone to injury and the Ravens found that out with Joe Flacco tearing his ACL this past season.  You need to protect your Super Bowl winning quarterback.

San Francisco 49ers (5-11)
Myles Jack, LB, UCLA – Chip Kelly doesn’t give a crap who his scouting department thinks should be picked but they get this pick right if Jack is healthy.

Cleveland Browns (3-13)
Ezekiel Elliot, RB, Ohio State – An instant impact from day one.  This pick only makes sense if offensive line is addressed at least twice in the remaining part of this draft.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-10)
Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida – A cornerback is needed on this defense.  Hargreaves is the top corner in the draft so seems like a match made in heaven.

New York Giants (6-10)
Leonard Floyd, Edge, Georgia – The most gifted pass rusher in this draft goes to a team who is looking to recreate their glory days in 2007.

Chicago Bears (6-10)
DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon – Buckner falls a little bit in this mock and the Bears are licking their paws when he does.

New Orleans Saints (7-9)
Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss – The Saints saw what happens when you don’t have a top flight pass catcher so something must be done about it.  Treadwell might be a bit of a reach here but he can still become a special player.

Miami Dolphins (6-10)
A’Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama – A versatile defensive lineman would make too much sense here with too many egos (Mario Williams, Cameron Wake, Ndamukong Suh) leading the way in that locker room. 

Oakland Raiders (7-9)
William Jackson III, CB, Houston – The Raiders have needs at multiple secondary spots so they take the top available defensive back. 

Tennessee Titans (3-13)
Josh Doctson, WR, TCU – Adding another weapon to a potentially very good offense is a must and one that Mariota can grow with.

Detroit Lions (7-9)
Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor – The big Baylor defensive tackle standing next to Haloti Ngata and Ziggy Ansah would create a nice formidable front.

Atlanta Falcons (8-8)
Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson – Pass rushers are a premium for any team, especially one that had 19 sacks last year.  Lawson and Vic Beasley could create a nice tandem off the edge.

Indianapolis Colts (8-8)
Jack Conklin, OT, Ohio State – The thought of Andrew Luck getting hurt again has to make General Manager Ryan Grigson cringe, doesn’t it?  I honestly don’t think so because he is by far the worst GM in the league.  Maybe he will actually take an offensive lineman this year.

Buffalo Bills (8-8)
Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss – The extremely talented defensive tackle finds his way to Buffalo to replace another headache in Mario Williams.  I think Nkemdiche would respect Rex enough to develop into a consummate professional or at least not a shithead.

New York Jets (10-6)
Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson – Especially if Mohammed Wilkerson is traded, defensive end is a must for a defensive coach who needs a plethora of edge rushers.

Washington Redskins (9-7)
Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State – Looking at Captain Kirk’s offensive weapons is a sad sight.  Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson are not the types of receivers that Kirk can depend on.  He needs a true number one receiver and Michael Thomas can develop into that guy.

Houston Texans (10-6)
Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame – Pairing a true burner like Fuller with a number one receiver like DeAndre Hopkins and Jalen Strong would make a disgusting three-header monster.  This would make Brock Osweiler’s transition to Houston one of pure bliss and ease.

Minnesota Vikings (11-6)
Keanu Neal, S, Florida – Neal has the versatility to play either safety position, especially at strong safety where the Vikings have a hole.

Cincinnati Bengals (12-4)
Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville – Adding an interior pass rusher of Rankins’ capability would be a steal for the Bengals.

Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6)
Kendall Fuller, CB, Virgina Tech – None of Pittsburgh’s cornerbacks are good so adding one in the first is a must, as well as adding another later in the draft.

Seattle Seahawks (10-6)
Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State – Russell Wilson can’t have Bradley Sowell protecting his blindside, can he?

Green Bay Packers (10-6)
Darron Lee, OLB, Ohio State – Although he played less than half of his snaps outside of the tackle box, his athleticism will make up for his lack of linebacker instincts.  These instincts will develop with more practice.

Kansas City Chiefs (11-5)
Cardale Jones, QB, Ohio State – Definitely a reach here but I think it would be a perfect match as he can sit behind Carson Palmer for a few years and be ready to step it when needed.

Arizona Cardinals (13-3)
Jonathan Bullard, DE, Florida – Despite getting Chandler Jones, Arizona would love another versatile pass rusher.  Bullard can play all over that line.

Carolina Panthers (15-1)
Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor – The Panthers went to the championship game with only a tight end as a true pass catching threat.  Kelvin Benjamin will be back next year and adding Coleman would turn an area of weakness to an area of strength.

Denver Broncos (12-4)
Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State – Such turnover for the Broncos but they could be right back in the thick of things if they can find a somewhat competent quarterback.  Mark Sanchez can take the beating for the first ten games and then Cook can come in and show the Broncos that they have a competent starting quarterback.  If Denver doesn’t go quarterback here, watch for Dak Prescott in the third round.

New England Patriots (12-4)

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