Yes, the NFL Draft is only a day and I for one couldn’t be more excited. Who will go number one, what teams will be trading up and down, these are all questions leading into Thursday. I’m here to help answer some of these question, by giving you my final Mock Draft.
Cleveland Browns: Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming: Okay, I’m not a fan of Josh Allen, but he is the type of the guy the Browns like to target and GM John Dorsey loves guys with big strong arms. Cleveland sticks with there risky ways by taking Allen number one.
New York Giants: Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State: The Giants are taking Barkley, they seem so set and locked into him even if they can get a QB. Barkley with his big time playmaking will help propel this offense in the right direction.
New York Jets: Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma: Josh Rosen is the better QB and fit here, so is Sam Darnold, but the Jets seem all in on Mayfield. He will bring fire and flare to a team that desperately needs to be relevant again.
Cleveland Browns: Bradley Chubb, EDGE, NC State: The Browns get their QB, then with their second pick in the top four they grab the best pass rusher in the draft and pair him with Myles Garrett. Pairing Garrett and Chubb would make for a scary pass rush for years to come.
Denver Broncos: Sam Darnold, QB, USC: The Broncos have been given a gift, and they capitalize on that gift by taking there next franchise QB in Sam Darnold. He is great at handling the rush and has a great release. He can sit behind Keenum for a year and fully develop into the star franchise QB he can be.
Buffalo Bills( from Indianapolis Colts): Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA: The Bills trade up to six to get who I believe is by far the best QB in the draft. Rosen can be a star in the NFL, and if it weren't for his character concerns, he would probably go number one. The Bills will have to give up a lot, but it should worth it to get there guy of the future.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Minkah Fitzpatrick, Safety, Alabama: The Bucs need secondary help, and Fitzpatrick is the guy to do it. He is wicked smart, great tackler and plays big in big moments. Tampa Bay finds there star in the secondary.
Chicago Bears: Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame: The Bears have added weapons, so now they add protection for Mitch Trubisky. Nelson is a can’t miss prospect and will be able to protect Trubisky for years to come.
San Francisco 49ers: Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia: The 49ers need linebacker help, and Smith is just the guy they need. He his underrated, scary vast and is a really good open field tackler. He has the ability to be an elite linebacker for a long time, and if so, the 49ers will have struck gold.
Oakland Raiders: Derwin James, Safety, FSU: The Raiders will go defense with there first pick, the question is who will they take? The answer is the explosive, extremely athletic Derwin James. This guy is a freak athlete, and will be a beast at the next level. John Gruden wants start off his second stint in Oakland with a bang, and this pick will do just that.
Miami Dolphins: Vita Vae, DT, Washington: The Dolphins need to find a way to replace Ndamukong Suh, and this is the guy to do it. He is big, agile and extremely strong. He will be that run stopper and gap filler that the Dolphins desperately need.
Indianapolis Colts( from Buffalo Bills): Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama: This is not a great WR draft, and the Colts could easily go o-line here. But they also need to give Luck another weapon other than Ty Hilton. Ridley has good hands, is a really good route runner and can be a stretch the field type of guy. Indy needs more weapons, and Ridley can help with that right away.
Washington: Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa: Jackson is long, fast and has good ball skills. Even though corner is not the most glaring need for Washington, they do need secondary help and getting the second best corner in the draft will help a lot.
Green Bay Packers: Marcus Davenport, EDGE, UTSA: Davenport is not well known among fans, but he is a guy that NFL teams like. He is really athletic, has quick hands and a quick first step. The Packers need another reliable pass rusher, and Davenport can be that guy.
Arizona Cardinals: Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville: The Cardinals need a QB for the future, but they don’t see trading up as a good move. So they stay back and get Jackson. Jackson is really good throwing over the middle of the field and is much improved, and improving throwing outside the hash marks. Pair that with his gifted athletic ability, and he could be quite the weapon. He would be able to sit behind Bradford for a year, and while he develops, the Cardinals find the offense best suited for Jackson. With that offensive personal and that dynamic of a guy at QB, if everything plays out right, that will one scary offense.
Baltimore Ravens: Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina: I like Dallas Goedert better, but the Ravens seem to like Hurst. He can run really well, is a good vertical route runner and a prime threat in the middle of the field. The Ravens need more weapons, and Hurst is there guy.
L.A Chargers: Da’ron Payne, DT, Alabama: Payne is underrated, and the Chargers could use a big guy to plug up the middle and help out there two star pass rushers in Bosa and Ingram. Payne can get after the QB while being able to be that space eater and run stopper that Chargers would love to have.
Seattle Seahawks: Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville: With Ward and Jackson off the Board, the Seahawks settle for the next best thing and that's Alexander. This guy has insane cover skills and ball skills. The Seahawks need corner help now that Sherman is gone and this guy fits the bill.
Dallas Cowboys: Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU: I’m still not sure about Sutton, but I think he would fit good in Dallas and they do need a WR. He is big and has good raw talent. We will see how he grows as a route runner and player, but he could help Prescott and that offense year one.
Detroit Lions: Will Hernandez, OG, UTEP: The Lions have a lot of options here, but they could use more protection for Matthew Stafford and Hernandez is really solid in both run and pass protection. The Lions can get a running back in the first round but opt to protect there QB by taking Hernandez in round one.
Cincinnati Bengals: Isaiah Wynn, G, Georgia: The Bengals could use another guy to protect Dalton, and Wynn can do it all. The Bengals could also go defense but they like Wynn enough to take him at 21.
Buffalo Bills: James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State: The Bills get there star QB at 6, and at 22 they go with a guy in Washington who is a burner and will give Rosen a nice threat down the field. Washington still has 50-50 ball questions but this dude can run by anyone and be a home-run hitter that the Bills would love to have.
New England Patriots: Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama: The Pats need linebacker depth and Evans can run the field and be a good cover guy as well. He will give much needed help to that Patriots defense.
Carolina Panthers: Mike Hughes, CB, Colorado: Hughes is a really good cover guy and can make open field tackles. He will help strengthen that Panther secondary.
Tennessee Titans: Harold Landry, EDGE, Boston College: Tennessee needs playmakers, and Landry can be that on the defensive side of the ball. He is very explosive and will make an immediate impact for this Titans team.
Atlanta Falcons: Taven Bryan, DT, Florida: Falcons need help on the defensive line, and Bryan is the perfect fit for Dan Quinn's defense. He will be able to come in right away and help rush the QB and fill the middle for Atlanta.
New Orleans Saints: Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State: Goedert is the best tight-end in the draft and Drew Brees could really use another guy to be an effective middle of the field pass catcher and red-zone threat. Goedert fits the Bill, and will fit nicely in Sean Payton’s offense.
Pittsburgh Steelers: DJ Moore, WR, Maryland: This isn't really the ideal pick here for the Steelers, but a lot of their guys are off the board. So they add to their WR crew by taking Moore who will give Big Ben yet another weapon to work with.
Jacksonville Jaguars: DJ Chark, WR, LSU: The Jags are loaded on defense so they find a guy to replace Allen Robinson on offense. Chark is a burner and will be a nice deep threat for Blake Bortles.
Minnesota Vikings: Connor Williams, OG/OT, Texas: I love Williams, who can play either guard or tackle. The Vikings could use more protection especially now that they have Kirk Cousins. Williams is a versatile player and would be a good fit in Minnesota.
New England Patriots: Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA: Tom Brady is coming back and the Patriots would love to give him more protection so they take Miller who is strong and moves really well and will well in New England.
Philadelphia Eagles: Mike Mcglinchey, OT: Notre Dame: The defending Super Bowl champs can a lot of different ways, and they might even go RB. But Mcglinchey is a really good player and will help them add more depth to that o-line.