Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Justin Rasile's Post Free Agency NFL Mock Draft

1) Cleveland Browns
Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M – This pick is obvious now.

2) San Francisco 49ers
Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina– With no quarterbacks on the team and Kyle Shanahan needing his quarterback of the future. Drafting and sitting the Tar Heel prospect will give him time to prosper.

3) Chicago Bears
Jamal Adams, S, LSU – A versatile piece to help rebuild that once vaunted Chicago defense. Adams is a beastly safety that can come up in the box or drop back into coverage. He is worthy of a top 5 pick.

4) Jacksonville Jaguars
Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford – Jacksonville signed Calais Campbell to a monster deal to help the pass rush. His leadership role cannot be overlooked though as he can teach the young and hungry Jaguars defense how to act on and off the field. Drafting Thomas will give this defense that pass rush off the edge that it needs to compete in this division.

5) Tennessee Titans
Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan – Marcus Mariota needs more weapons. Davis is the best wide receiver prospect and would be instrumental in creating a monster offense.
6) New York Jets
Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU – Fournette could go as high as 2 to the 49ers but I think other pressing needs pushes him down a bit. He is a workhorse running back that will help whoever is the quarterback for the dysfunctional Jets team.

7) Los Angeles Chargers
Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State – Hooker will add another component and play the center fielder role that Gus Bradley’s defense needs.

8) Carolina Panthers
Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State – Is there a team that misses a corner more than Carolina? Lattimore will give the Panthers defensive scheme versatility as he can play both zone and press man coverage.

9) Cincinnati Bengals
Mike Williams, WR, Clemson – Andy Dalton needs more weapons as Brandon LaFell is not a legitimate starting wide receiver. AJ Green would appreciate not seeing double coverage on every play and with Mike Williams being a big-time playmaker; it’ll add a whole new dimension to that offense.

10) Buffalo Bills
Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida  The two Florida corners are both top-notch prospects and the Bills would love either of them.

11) New Orleans Saints
Tim Williams, Edge, Alabama – Pass rushers are always needed and Williams can get after it. While I do have qualms about him, he can do what the Saints need in this division that has loads of quarterback talent.

12) Cleveland Browns
Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson – Lucky for the Browns, there was no run on quarterbacks and this leads to their guy falling to them. Watson needs to sit for a little while but I believe that he, not Kizer, is the most pro ready quarterback.

13) Arizona Cardinals
Pat Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech – The quarterback with a cannon for an arm finds his way to Arizona. He has the chance to sit behind the consummate professional in Carson Palmer and give the Cardinal regime time to groom their guy for the future.

14) Indianapolis Colts
Forrest Lamp, OL, Western Kentucky – Ryan Grigson is gone so that means that the Colts start making the right decisions. Lamp is an extremely talented offensive lineman that can play all over the line. He would be a serviceable left tackle but if he played either guard position, he could be an all pro.

15) Philadelphia Eagles
Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State – With no top wideout to select and the corner market so deep, Philadelphia opts to grab another impactful offensive weapon.

16) Baltimore Ravens
Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee – Beating a dead horse, pass rushing is key to winning this league. Baltimore is trying to get younger after the release of Elvis Dumervil and Barnett has the production that attracts GM Ozzie Newsome’s eyes.

17) Washington Redskins
Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama – Scot McCloughan was relieved of his duties. Dan Snyder is a horrible person who shouldn’t be allowed to own a car. Foster is the obvious pick but I hope this franchise messes it up.

18) Tennessee Titans
Teez Tabor, CB, Florida – The Titans have been making the right decisions but Tabor can create an extremely difficult defensive matchup. He can be put in the slot for the early part of his career and be a true playmaker.

19) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jordan Willis, EDGE, Kansas State – Tampa Bay is creating a monster on offense. They need the pass rush to follow.

20) Denver Broncos
Jonathan Allen, DT, Alabama – Allen takes quite the tumble in my latest mock. He is an excellent player but we don’t have the knowledge the teams have about his medical history. Just random reports that claim things. If his shoulders are that bad, he could fall out of the top twenty but he is a special talent and the Broncos would love this scenario.

21) Detroit Lions
Takkarist McKinley, DE, UCLA – Lions were second to last in sacks forced this year. Ziggy Ansah was hurt most of the year and when healthy he was ineffective. Time to add more edge guys.

22) Oakland Raiders
Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford - The Raiders are letting Latavius Murray go and can fill that spot with an extremely versatile piece in this former college star. McCaffrey can line up in the slot or can carry the rock between the tackles. Give him his touches and he will make defenses look stupid.

23) Miami Dolphins
Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State – This draft is so deep that a clear top 15 prospect can fall to the bottom of the first round. McDowell gives the Dolphins a monster defensive lineman to add to the rotation.

24) New York Giants
Ryan Ramcyzk, OT, Wisconsin – The Giants made a mistake by not drafting Laremy Tunsil last year and have suffered because of it. Ereck Flowers looks terrible. Ramcyzk, despite needing offseason surgery for a torn labrum, would push Flowers to guard.

25) Houston Texans
DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame – Brock Osweiler is gone. Bill O’ Brien can move onto finding his quarterback. If this team can go 9-7 with a shitty quarterback, watch what they could do with one with actual upside.

26) Green Bay Packers
Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama – The Packers defense looked atrocious last year. This is mainly because the corners have been hurt and ineffective. They need depth and starters and with this deep cornerback draft, they can address the need a few times.

27) Seattle Seahawks
Obi Melifonwu, S/CB, Connecticut – Seattle needs to revamp their offensive line but after watching Pete Carroll’s face at the combine, I think the UConn safety is the pick. They can try him out at corner as he has the athleticism to pick up on the position quickly. If this is the pick, Seattle may also be trying to free up cap space by dealing Kam Chancellor for draft consideration.

28) Pittsburgh Steelers
Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan - The Steelers secondary blows. Jabrill is a multipurpose player that can fill out the needs of a team. Just think former Steelers great Troy Polamalu.

29) Atlanta Falcons
Adoree’ Jackson, CB, USC – Dan Quinn is starting to build something in Atlanta.  Adding a corner that can play outside or inside will help that pass rush even more. His return ability can make this team lethal.

30) Kansas City Chiefs
DeMarcus Walker, DL, Florida State – Chiefs had only 28 sacks in the regular season.  Getting younger and affecting the quarterback is a must with their old defensive stars increasing in age.

31) Dallas Cowboys
John Ross, WR, Washington – Ross takes a slight fall because of medical questions. But can absolutely stretch defenses and really allow Ezekiel Elliott to do what he does best.

32) New Orleans Saints
Joe Mixon, RB, Oklahoma- Mixon will go in the first round. He is a first round talent with off the field concerns. If his interview process checks out, Drew Brees will have a fun time handing the ball off to him.

33) Cleveland Browns
OJ Howard, TE, Alabama – One of the more supremely gifted players in this draft is OJ Howard. The Browns can make a formidable offensive attack if they draft this matchup nightmare.

34) San Francisco 49ers
Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida – San Fran was at their best when they had athletic and viscous linebackers roaming all over the field. Davis addresses that need.

35) Jacksonville Jaguars
Dan Feeney, G, Indiana – The Jaguars addressed many of their defensive needs through free agency and attained their edge guy in the first round. Feeney can shore up that offensive line and give Blake Bortles' time to make the smart passes.

36) Chicago Bears
David Njoku, TE, Miami – Mike Glennon needs weapons if he is to survive his time in Chicago. Njoku can be a game changing player with a great ability to get open.

37) Los Angeles Rams
Zay Jones, WR, ECU – The Rams signed a WR2 to a big-time contract. Why? What a waste of money. Restructure Tavon Austin’s contract or get rid of him and then the Woods signing makes sense. Either way, Zay Jones has the production and skill that the Rams need.

38) Los Angeles Chargers
TJ Watt, LB, Wisconsin – Building upon the fantastic draft that Los Angeles had last year, they keep adding to the talent on the front 7 with a linebacker they can mold into what they want. Watt had 63 tackles and 11.5 sacks in his last year in college. Bosa, Perryman, Hooker and Watt. That would be a hell of a young defense for the Bolts.

39) New York Jets
Cam Robinson, T/G, Alabama – Robinson would be a great guard to run behind. His massive size will move defensive tackles and open the holes that Fournette needs.

40) Carolina Panthers
Garett Bolles, OT, Utah – Protecting Cam Newton must be obvious now. Bolles can man down the left or right side of the line.

41) Cincinnati Bengals
Taco Charlton, EDGE, Michigan– The Wolverine product can help Cincinnati get after the quarterback.

42) New Orleans Saints
Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt – Having a do it all linebacker that can roam sideline to sideline can start to fix any defense that blows as much as this one has for the past ten years.

43) Philadelphia Eagles
Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU – The Eagles address their atrocious cornerback play with a first round caliber corner.

44) Buffalo Bills
Marcus Williams, S, Utah – This pick allows Jordan Poyer to move to his backup position. Williams will let the Bills be scheme versatile in their defensive alignments.

45) Arizona Cardinals
Evan Engram, TE, Ole Miss – The Cardinals drafted the quarterback of the future in the first and now grab a tight end that can help immediately. Engram will be a matchup nightmare against corners and linebackers and will allow Bruce Arian’s creative mind to flourish.

46) Minnesota Vikings
Ethan Pocic, G/C, LSU – Sammy Sleeves still hasn’t played in all 16 games since his rookie year in 2010. Protecting him and, hopefully eventually, Teddy Bridgewater is a must.

47) Baltimore Ravens
Alvin Kamara, RB, Tennessee – The Ravens cannot go into the season with Buck Allen and Terrance West as the starters. Kamara will be a three down back and Danny Woodhead can spell him.

48) Indianapolis Colts
Haason Reddick, LB/DL, Temple – Sacks are something that the Colts have lacked for a few years now (literally and figuratively). Reddick is a plug and play player.

49) Washington Redskins
Carl Lawson, OLB, Auburn – Lawson can get after the quarterback. Easy fit.

50) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Marcus Maye, S, Florida – The Bucs safeties are currently ass. Maye will start from day one.

51) Denver Broncos
Gerald Everett, TE, Southern Alabama – Denver is a quarterback away from being a Super Bowl contender again. With Tony Romo in their sights, give him another weapon on offense.

52) Cleveland Browns
Desmond King, CB, Iowa – Attacking their positions of weakness, the Browns have plenty of picks to grab an entirely new secondary.

53) Detroit Lions
D’Onta Foreman, RB, Texas – The Lions need a downhill running back to pair with Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick. In my eyes, two back systems don’t seem to be working out but the Lions need to be able to punch the ball in at the goal line.

54) Oakland Raiders
Raekwon McMillan, LB, Ohio State – A middle linebacker would solidify the Raiders defense. McMillan diagnoses plays quickly and runs down ball carriers.

55) Houston Texans
Taylor Moton, OT/G, Western Michigan – The Texans don’t have many holes outside of quarterback so they select Moton to fill their offensive line needs.

56) Green Bay Packers
Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma – One of my favorite players in this draft. Perine is a pure powerback with nifty footwork. He may be one of the strongest players in this draft as well with reported bench presses over 450 pounds and a high school squat of 600 pounds. The Packers would welcome a strong runner that Eddie Lacey was supposed to be and pair him with Ty Montgomery.

57) Miami Dolphins
Carroll Phillips, OLB, Illinois – Mario Williams was cut.  Insert the Illini standout to help bolster the pass rush.

58) Seattle Seahawks
Dion Dawkins, OT, Temple – Seattle continues to reinforce their offensive line and give Russell Wilson more protection.

59) Pittsburgh Steelers
Chris Wormley, DL, Michigan – Wormley has fallen too far and the Steelers steal him at this slot. He immediately becomes a true rotational guy for all three defensive line positions.

60) Atlanta Falcons
Montravius Adams, DL, Auburn – Dan Quinn’s defense would love adding a huge defensive lineman to eat up blockers and penetrate the backfield.

61) New York Giants
David Sharpe, OT, Florida – The Giants have been okay with average offensive line play. They selected Ramcyzk in the first for the left tackle position. Sharpe can play the right. Now this offense is set.

62) Kansas City Chiefs
Dawaune Smoot, DE, Illinois – Tamba Hali and Derrick Johnson won’t be playing much longer. Time to start thinking about life after them.

63) Dallas Cowboys
Caleb Brantley, DT, Florida – Brantley took quite the tumble in this mock draft. Dallas would get a disruptive force at defensive tackle to help free up the ends to do their work in the backfield.

64) Carolina Panthers
Anthony Walker, LB, Northwestern – Carolina should be worried about their current linebackers. Perennial all pro Luke Kuechly’s concussion history and Thomas Davis is 33 is both worrisome. Walker can help add depth and will be a starter soon enough.

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