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The Ridiculous Year Out First Round Mock Draft

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  • The Ridiculous Year Out First Round Mock Draft

    I just use the draft order from the start of the process this year even though many mock drafts go with Vegas odds to set the order. To each their own and this is just for fun to look back on after the upcoming 2016 season is over with and see how much changes between now and then. Keep in mind that some of these picks may seem early position wise but I am more matching up needs with top 50 talent since it is a year out.

    1. Titans - Desmond King (CB) Iowa - When watching tape of Tyler Boyd one guy on Iowa's defense consistently stood out (#14) looked the guy up and it is Desmond King. This kid is likely to be a top 5 pick in next year's draft. Won the Thorpe Award and likely would have been a 1st rounder this year if he would have left school early. Obviously QB's are the popular pick for #1 but the Titans don't need one of those currently.

    2. Browns - Deshaun Watson (QB) Clemson - This is a team however that still does need a top QB to groom. I like Cody Kessler from USC but if the Browns are drafting in the top 5 and they have a chance at a talent like Watson I can't see them passing that up due to a 3rd round selection from this draft in Kessler.

    3. Chargers - Cam Robinson (OT) Alabama - If Robinson leaves Bama early and I suspect he will then he is going to be the first OT taken most likely. Chargers could have used an OT early in this draft IMO but won't regret passing on Tunsil or Stanley if they can land this kid.

    4. Cowboys - Adoree Jackson (CB) USC - I am a big Zeke Elliot fan but I am still surprised they took him over Jalen Ramsey. QB could end up the selection if there is a guy they like here but if not then Jackson from USC makes a lot of sense.

    5. Jaguars - OJ Howard (TE) Alabama - The Jags have crushed FA and the Draft for Defense. With that said, I have a feeling they are going to be looking for playmakers next year. They have some good WR's so grabbing a big play TE like Howard makes sense.

    6. Ravens - Tre'Davious White (CB) LSU - Great cover CB that would help out the Ravens in an area that I feel is still going to be their biggest weakness for this upcoming season.

    7. 49ers - Chad Kelly (QB) Ole Miss - Chip Kelly meet Chad Kelly. The nephew of Jim Kelly had issues at Clemson but looked good for Ole Miss last year. Assuming he can put up another good season after the losses of Treadwell and Core as his top two WR's then I think Kelly is a top 10 pick next year and possibly fighting for #1 overall pick with Dashaun Watson when all is said and done.

    8. Dolphins - Jonathan Allen (DE) Alabama - This guy could end up being the #1 overall pick in the real thing next year so if the Dolphins can land this guy at 8 or so they would jump all over it since DE is a still a need although not to the extent it could have been prior to FA.

    9. Buccaneers - Jamal Adams (S) LSU - Bucs would love to land Adams to add to an improving secondary that was able to snag Hargreaves in this draft.

    10. Giants - Leonard Fournette (RB) LSU - The Giants would have loved to land someone like Zeke Elliot in this past draft. They would sprint to the podium for Fournette if they get the opportunity.

    11. Bears - Roderick Johnson (OT) Florida State - The Bears had a great draft but missed out on solidifying their line. Could see QB here but if no one they like and they don't have a high enough pick then look for them to address OT early.

    12. Saints - Myles Garrett (DE) Texas A&M - This kid has top 5 talent and likely won't last til 12 but if he lasted this far the Saints would be a really good fit for him.

    13. Browns (trade with Eagles) - Jalen Tabor (CB) Florida - The Browns need somebody to pair opposite Joe Haden if not be a replacement for Joe Haden as the #1 guy soon.

    14. Raiders - Zach Banner (OT) USC - The Raiders could stay in California to find the guy to solidify an already talented Offensive Line. Banner is 6'8" and 360 pounds. Quite large..

    15. Titans (via Rams) - Raekwon McMillan (ILB) Ohio State - Could see the Titans going with ILB or WR here either one. WR will likely depend on the growth of Dorial Green-Beckham this upcoming season. McMillan is an elite ILB prospect though and would be the leader of that Defense early in his career.

    16. Lions - DeMarcus Walker (DE) Florida State - Walker was the best pass rusher on the Seminoles last season and will be looking to improve on that performance. The Lions need to add some pass rush to that Defense.

    17. Falcons - Carl Lawson (DE) Clemson - I thought the Keanu Neal pick was very questionable but time will tell on how that plays out. Lawson is an impact pass rusher ready to step in and play early and often for somebody.

    18. Colts - Dalvin Cook (RB) Florida State - Cook is an all around solid RB that would be going to a Colts team severely lacking youth and talent in their backfield.

    19. Bills - Juju Smith-Schuster (WR) USC - The Bills really need to find a complement to take attention off of Sammy Watkins. Whether Rex is still coaching or not for the Bills I think Offense needs to be addressed for this team at either WR or OT.

    20. Jets - Rueben Foster (ILB) Alabama - I really think the Jets need a QB but they drafted Christian Hackenburg in the 2nd round in the 2016 draft so I doubt they move on this quickly from that selection. Foster provides a QB for the Defense though and would be a good fit.

    21. Redskins - Christian McCaffery (RB) Stanford - Gruden loves having offensive weapons and would be landing arguably the most explosive one in McCaffery here.

    22. Texans - Jordan Leggett (TE) Clemson - After adding Will Fuller and Braxton Miller I could see the Texans continuing to place weapons around Osweiler and Hopkins.

    23. Vikings - Eddie Jackson (S) Alabama - The Vikings did well to land Alexander at CB in this draft but would be wise to find a better player to play alongside Harrison Smith at Safety. I think Jackson could be that guy.

    24. Bengals - Jabrill Peppers (S) Michigan - While I think the Bengals #1 need is Defensive End I would have a hard time passing up on someone as talented as Peppers toward the end of the 1st round if he falls here. This kid does it all and I could only imagine how good he will be when he gets to focus on one side of the ball and improving there (ala Charles Woodson at CB or Safety).

    25. Steelers - Pat Elflein (OG) Ohio State - The Steelers could use another guy to play opposite DeCastro at Guard and add depth to that offensive line.

    26. Seahawks - Jourdan Lewis (CB) Michigan - The complete opposite of the typical Seattle DB but I think he would make a great slot CB for them.

    27. Packers - Bucky Hodges (TE) Virginia Tech - The Packers could use an upgrade at the Tight End position for Aaron Rodgers and with two off the board already in this mock I think Hodges would be the next most likely guy to look at.

    28. Chiefs - Derek Barnett (DE) Tennessee - The guy I wanted to take for the Bengals at DE but he is 6'3" and that doesn't scream DE for the Bengals. The guy is a sack machine though and will make someone a really good pass rusher.

    29. Cardinals - Tim Williams (OLB) Alabama - Another pass rusher for the Cardinals to work with. Williams had a big season for the Tide last year even though he wasn't technically a starter and I think he will continue to see his draft stock rise with more opportunities this upcoming season.

    30. Panthers - DeShawn Hand (DE) Alabama - Look for ultra competitive Nick Saban to be out to get twice the recognition as Ohio State did during this 2016 draft with Alabama's talented draft class that will be coming out in 2017. Hand is another talented Bama Defensive player I could see going in the first round with increased playing time and production coming this year.

    31. Broncos - Skai Moore (OLB) South Carolina - I feel like Denver was so worried about QB (rightfully so) that they failed to properly replaced the LB talent they lost this offseason. Moore is a talented guy that could help them do so next year.

    32. Patriots - Malik McDowell (DT) Michigan State - It is pretty much impossible to predict positions or players for the Patriots with the way Belicheck and crew draft now days. McDowell is one of the more talented guys left though in this scenario so I think they could go with someone like him regardless of needs.
    Last edited by JungleRock85; 05-11-2016, 10:12 AM.

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