The Browns and Eagles were dastardly enough to make our last mock a moot point so Corey and I are back at it. This time around I have the odd picks he has the even picks.
1. Los Angeles Rams (7-9)
Jared Goff, QB, California
Hard to go away from Goff, Wentz may have the higher ceiling but Goff is the safer pick of the two.
2. Philadelphia Eagles (7-9)
Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State
Wentz was the real winner from the Browns-Eagles trade. He does not have to play for the Browns and goes into a very QB friendly system. All they need to do is give him an offensive line.
3. San Diego Chargers (4-12)
Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss
The Chargers may be the real winners of the Titans-Rams trade as they have their left tackle of the next decade fall into their laps.
4. Dallas Cowboys (4-12)
Ezekiel Elliot, RB, Ohio State
Jerry Jones wants Elliot and he often gets what he wants. Last player Jerry really wanted, reportedly, was some guy named Manziel. Elliot will probably work out better than that guy did.
5. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-11)
Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State
The defensive renaissance continues in Jacksonville as they nab the best corner in the draft. Some will argue he is the best player in the draft, either way the Jags continue to make themselves contenders. What more could I add to this, weird that the Jags and the Raiders are “winning” the off-season
6. Baltimore Ravens (5-11)
Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame
You need to have a quarterback, the Ravens obviously think they have that in Joe Flacco, now to protect him. Stanley fills that need beautifully.
7. San Francisco 49ers (5-11) (Traded to the New York Jets)
Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis
Corey is going to love this. The Jets shed Mo Wilkerson and get their QB of the future as Lynch’s stock skyrockets with Goff and Wentz going 1 and 2. A reach maybe, but with Ryan Fitzpatrick’s contract situation nowhere close to being fixed, the Jets need to find somewhere to go under center desperately.
8. Cleveland Browns (3-13)
Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State
The Browns have a sever lack of any talent on this roster, they would trade down, but Bosa is just too nice to pass up here.
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-10)
Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida
Hargreaves gives the Bucs a playmaker in the secondary that they are in need of.
10. New York Giants (6-10)
Myles Jack, LB, UCLA
Giants continue to add to one of the worst defensives from last year. Jack gives them a versatile playmaker at the line backing position
11. Chicago Bears (6-10)
DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon
Chicago has one of the most anemic pass rushes out there. Buckner helps bring some heat to opposing quarterbacks.
12. New Orleans Saints (7-9)
Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia
This may be said every year, but the Saints defense is bad. I mean awful, time to rebuild and Floyd is a great start.
13. Miami Dolphins (6-10) (Traded to the Atlanta Falcons)
Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson
Atlanta desperately needs someone to bring down the quarterback so the package up the 17th pick with a coule mid to late round picks and snag Lawson.
14. Oakland Raiders (7-9)
Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama
Raiders need some reinforcements and Ragland coming from Nick Saban’s pro style defense continues to only make the Raiders look like a very good pick to win the AFC West.
15. Tennessee Titans (3-13)
Jake Conklin, OT, Michigan State
Traded down, got a king’s ransom, and a tackle to protect Marcus Mariota. What else can I say? This pick just makes so much sense.
16. Detroit Lions (7-9)
Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville
Lions need to toughen up the middle of their defense, Rankins fills that role.
17. Atlanta Falcons (8-8) (Traded to Miami Dolphins)
Darron Lee, OLB, Ohio State
Lee can play anywhere in the second level and adding to the defense is never a bad idea when you go up against Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski twice a year.
18. Indianapolis Colts (8-8)
Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State
Andrew Luck is praying the Colts finally draft him a lineman. Wish granted Andrew. Hard to move away from this pick.
19. Buffalo Bills (8-8)
Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson
The Clemson DE slides a bit and Rex Ryan is more than happy to scoop him up.
20. New York Jets (10-6) (Traded to San Francisco 49ers)
LaQuon Treadwell, WR, Mississippi
If the 49ers are really going to go with Blaine Gabbert at QB, then they must give him some talent on the outside. Enter Treadwell
21. Washington Redskins (9-7)
A’Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama
The offense seems to be pretty much set, now the team that shall not be named turn their attention to the defense. ‘Bama players seem to do fairly well coming into a NFL defense and the Skins hope that Robinson is the same way.
22. Houston Texans (9-7)
Josh Doctson, WR, TCU
Let the WR run begin! Doctson adds another dimension that a great offense on paper and should take adavatge of playing across from Deandre Hopkins.
23. Minnesota Vikings (11-5)
Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame
Teddy “Captain Checkdown” Bridgewater gets some much needed help on the outside. Now let’s hop Bridgewater can find the deep ball in 2016.
24. Cincinnati Bengals (12-4)
Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor
Cincy looks to have missed out on the top receivers, so they decide to add to the middle of the defense.
25. Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6)
Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson
Cortez Allen was just released and the Steelers just need to put together a defense that is respectable to help out their otherworldly offense. Alexander is their man here. Sticking with our original pick here.
26. Seattle Seahawks (10-6)
Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss
Red flags or not Corey thinks that the Seahawks can get the most out of him, I personally would have stuck to the other side of the ball. But alas
27. Green Bay Packers (10-6)
William Jackson III, CB, Houston
Jordy Nelson is coming back and Eddie Lacy looks to be returning to form, so the offense is set. Now time to fix the defense, linebacker is also a need and they could very well go that way. No reason to change picks here.
28. Kansas City Chiefs (11-5)
Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State
Secondary is getting pretty thin, time to replenish. Also the AFC West all the sudden is very competitive with some good receivers on all teams. Chiefs recognize that and make sure they are able to matchup. Corey stick with my original pick.
29. Arizona Cardinals (13-3) (Traded to the New England Patriots)
Chris Jones, DT, Mississippi State
Ok so maybe I made this trade just to see Rodger Goodell’s face as he announces the Pats in the first round. Yet, they need help along their defensive line and giving up their two second rounds picks may be worth what Jones can offer.
30. Carolina Panthers (15-1)
Vonn Bell, S, Ole Miss
The Panthers need to shore up their secondary all the sudden. Bell helps that effort.
31. Denver Broncos (12-4)
Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State
Will the Broncos get desperate here and take a QB? My thoughts are yes and Cook will be their choice.