NFL Mock Draft 2.0

DRAFT ORDER IS BASED ON WEEK 11 STANDINGS

Lions can’t afford to move on from Goff this year, so skipping QB, they go for the best player in the draft and add the toughness and grit that HC, Dan Campbell loves.

Outside of a new coach, OL is the biggest thing the Jaguars need. If Cam Robinson is brought back, Neal has the flexibility to play either side of the line, if not, he can be the new anchor at LT for Jacksonville to help protect Sunshine.

The Jets defense needs a lot of work, Stingley would immediately impact that defense with his coverage skills and provide a big piece of what they are missing.

Houston does need to look at taking a QB, and it’s possible they reach for one here or address it in the 2nd round. Playing RT opposite Tunsil will help finally solidify the anchors of the OL. Interior is still an issue, Ekwonu can also play inside if needed. He is also one of the best run blocking OT’s in college history.

(Bears trade up for Fields) interior line is much more important, but passing on Hutchinson would be a mistake and he could work very well paired with Ojulari creating havoc for opposing teams.

The Giants need help on the offensive line and several places on defense. Logan Ryan hasn’t been awful, but passing on a guy like Kyle Hamilton would be awful. Ryan has a tradable contract that won’t add much to the dead cap if they want to move on.

(Seahawks trade for Adams) With Becton at OT, and 1st round pick from the 2021 draft, Vera-Tucker at G, solidifying the line with another piece is exactly what the Jets need for Wilson to thrive.

(Miami trade up for Waddle) Derek Barnett is set for FA, so getting a guy to fill that end role is key for the Eagles defense to succeed. There are some that have Karlaftis as E2 over Hutchinson.

Falcons need a Matt Ryan successor soon, and that’s very possible here. If not, looking to replace Matt Hennessey would be a major upgrade and something the future QB could be happy about having.

Heinicke isn’t bad, but Washington needs a better QB. Corral is the top of the list in this years QB class. Some have Pickett ahead, there’s no clear QB1 right now.

Leal can play DE/DT providing the defense with more stopping power. OL is a likely choice as well since the offensive line is ranked last.

The defense needs help in the secondary, Slay is the only good CB on the team. Booth can provide major help on the opposite side while facing teams like Dallas with multiple star WR’s.

Broncos passed on a QB last year for another CB for their defense. Kenny “Two Gloves” has been rising up boards, even mentioned as the top QB on some. His knocks is that he’s a (Super senior), he’ll be 24 at draft time and he has 8-1/4” hands… the reason he wears gloves.

(49ers trade up for Lance) The OL is atrocious and needs help. Austin Jackson is a bust at Tackle and is now playing LG. Kenyon can replace Jackson who will likely be relegated to a backup role or back to RT to replace Jesse Davis.

Now that Gruden is gone and Ruggs is in jail, Mayock will be drafting himself. Replacing Ruggs and giving Carr someone else to throw to is the most important thing for the Raiders this off-season.

(Wentz trade to Colts) Taking a WR in the 1st round the last two years, they continue the trend with Williams, since Reagor hasn’t exactly lived up to his draft position. Weapons are needed for Hurts and the Eagles offense to get rolling.

Malik Jackson and Andrew Billings becoming FA’s this off-season, the DL is a major issue for the defense to get fixed. At 6’7 350lbs, Davis will clog all the holes.

Needing a replacement for Big Ben, the Steelers finally draft his successor and move on to the future. Malik has had some struggles in the passing game, but is very athletic with a strong arm and very quick feet.

Getting some WR help to go along with Michael Thomas, if he’s not traded off in the offseason, will be a huge bonus for whoever is the QB for the Saints next year.

CB seems to always be a need in Minnesota, Peterson is only under contract for 1 year and will either need to replace him or give their defense help on the other side.

Not many holes to fill. Guard and DT are options but the defense needs help on the opposite side of Tre’Davious White at corner and Elam would be a great addition.

Bengals need to add to the OL in a big way after passing on Penei Sewell in last years draft for Ja’Marr Chase. Penning is a big riser and could go top 15, adding him to the line is the first major step to protecting Burrow.

Chargers need more LB help with Kenneth Murray on defense. The LB class is a bit weak but Dean and Lloyd have stood out far higher above the others in the class. Could go with either one.

(Stafford trade to Rams) Simply put, Lions need WR’s. London could go higher, but may also stay low because of a fractured ankle injury that ended his college season. He should be ready to go for the combine.

Cornerback is a major need after the Stephon Gilmore trade, and JC Jackson who is on a 1 year deal has had to take the lead as CB1. LB is also a big need with Hightower becoming a FA. Could go either way. NE usually goes DB later.

Tampa doesn’t need many spots, but having another CB opposite of Carlton would solidify their defense. Especially after seeing their DB room decimated with injuries this season.

Ojabo has yet to announce if he’s entering the draft or staying, but if he does he’s going to be a 1st rounder. KC brought in Melvin Engram on a 1 year deal to help their defense. Ojabo could fill that same role, but better.

Adding Rashod Bateman last season, Baltimore again adds another weapon for Lamar to throw to. Burks is a massive 6’3 230lb WR.

DT needs to be addressed, and while Walker is a tad undersized as a DT at 275lbs, he still dominates at his size. Dane Brugler’s DT1, could go a lot higher.

ThE pAcKeRs DoNt DrAfT pLaMaKeRs In ThE fIrSt RoUnD. Packers opt to take a playmaker to go along with Adams to provide Love with a pair of great WR’s that Rodgers never got to have while in GB. Packers will do Packers things and not do this, but I will continue to mock a WR here.

Tennessee has a few needs that should be addressed, but it’s clear Tannehill is not the QB of the future, and it’s time to move on to someone new. Enter, Sam Howell.

AZ Arizona needs a CB almost as bad as KC does. Murphy has done a good job, but they need to fill the other side in a bad way.


Players that didn’t make it:

Drake Jackson, E, USC, didn’t make the list because I couldn’t find a place for him. He is definitely a 1st rounder, but I just couldn’t place him anywhere based on needs.

Carson Strong , QB, Nevada, didn’t make it because info has come out that NFL GM’s believe he’s more of a 2nd round guy.

Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati, is a guy to watch, his draft stock is fluctuating between late 1st to 3rd round. A good senior bowl and the combine could help move him up.

Kenneth Walker, RB, Michigan St, is the top RB in the class, but nobody expects a RB to go in the 1st round this year.

Daxton Hill, S, Michigan, is the S-2 in the class, and has a shot at the 1st round. I just couldn’t find a spot for him. May also be looked at as a slot CB.

Darian Kinnard, G/OT, Kentucky, is likely a 2nd rounder. He’s a mountain of a man and may end up trying to stick to RT which will hurt his stock. Moving inside will help his draft stock, but may still keep him out of the 1st.

John Metchie, WR, Alabama, is not getting a lot of love from draft scouts, and has fallen to WR-7/8. Considering 5 are 1st rounders that’s not a big knock, but it’s a 2nd round value.

Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT, Ohio St, is a guy that’s bouncing between 1st and 2nd. Could be a riser at the combine.

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