The calendar has finally turned the page onto April. That means its draft month for all NFL enthusiasts. In addition, it also means Mock Draft season. For all fans, this is the start of optimism and dreams of their teams making the post-season in January.
So with that, who does your team need to take in order to keep the enthusiasm alive and ensure that the belief stays alive going into Week One? You can find Stocks’ 1.0 mock draft right here.
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But without further ado, here is my Mock Draft 1.0 with trades.
1) Cincinatti Bengals
Joe Burrow- QB LSU
The consensus number 1 overall pick. Burrow is an accurate thrower and has outstanding leadership. Yes he only has had one year of quality production with his completion percentage jumping 18 points from his Junior to his Senior year. But he is a local guy and he has matured every year. He should be a success in the NFL.
2) Washington Redskins
Chase Young- EDGE Ohio State
The most talented player in this class and the highest graded by scouting reports. He dominated at Ohio State and he has excellent first step explosion. It won’t be too long before Chase Young is heading to Pro Bowls and getting double digit sacks every year. As close to bust proof a prospect as there is in this class.
3) TRADE- Miami Dolphins
Tua Tagovailoa- QB Alabama
The first trade of this draft see the Dolphins get their franchise QB. They trade up to get Tua Tagovailoa, despite his season ending injury last year. He is a highly accurate Quarterback with amazing leadership. It is clear that ownership are in love with Tua and will sacrifice one of their 1st round picks to get him.
4) New York Giants
Isaiah Simmons- LB Clemson
Simmons is an athlete with freak traits. He also has amazing versatility that means he can play LB, S, CB to a high standard. Simmons is a Defensive Coordinators dream and due to his speed and range, he will easily be a 3 down player. He also played on all 4 core special team units in college so expect him to do the same in the NFL.
5) TRADE- Detroit Lions
Jeffrey Okudah- CB Ohio State
For the Lions, this is the dream scenario. They trade down 2 spots, pick up an extra 1st round pick, and then still get the player they would have selected at 3. Bob Quinn would be lighting the cigars early if this happens. Okudah is a high ceiling, blue chip player, the best Cornerback in this class and he will become a top lockdown corner in this league.
6) Los Angeles Chargers
Justin Herbert- QB Oregon
Herbert fills a need for the Chargers and they will be happy to see him fall to here in the draft. There is no doubt that the prospect that has helped themselves the most in this process is Justin Herbert. He has demonstrated his athleticism, mobility, and arm talent in this process. He won’t start Week One, however I am sure he will be pushing Taylor for the starting jersey before the season is finished.
7) Carolina Panthers
Derrick Brown- DT
Derrick Brown is a disruptive interior player and has unbelievable power and athleticism. He is going to be an elite one-gapping Defensive Tackle and Matt Rhule is going to enjoy have Brown on his roster.
8) TRADE- Denver Broncos
Jerry Jeudy- WR Alabama
The Broncos sacrifice a couple of their Day 2 Picks to move up from 15 to 8 to grab their number 1 target in this draft. Jeudy’s twitch, acceleration, and route running makes him a special prospect. He can also separate. The Broncos have been waiting for this draft class to get one of these guys, and accumulated the picks to ensure they can get the guy they wanted. Jeudy is their man, and Elway will be happy to pay the price to make this happen.
9) Jacksonville Jaguars
Tristan Wirfs- OT Iowa
Jacksonville need help on both the Offensive and Defensive Line’s. As a result, they take “best player available” here and take Wirfs off the board. He has excellent lower-body strength and is a mauler in the run game. He is going to help protect Minshew. However, and most importantly, he will open up the run game for whoever is pounding the rock in 2020.
10) Cleveland Browns
Jedrick Wills- OT Alabama
The biggest need for the Browns and they are very happy to be taking Wills with the 10th overall. Wills has impressive play strength who is also a very smart and powerful run blocker. He also has the versatility to transfer to Guard if needed. He will be a big addition for the new coaching staff in Cleveland.
11) New York Jets
Mekhi Becton- OT Louisville
Becton is a large, powerful run blocker who should make more room for Le’Veon Bell in the run game to explore and potentially get back to the Bell we know. He needs to improve his hands in pass protection. However, he probably has the highest ceiling of all the tackles in this class.
12) Las Vegas Raiders
CeeDee Lamb- WR Oklahoma
The Raiders finally get their star Wide Receiver in the making. Lamb is well rounded receiver who is physically gifted. He has an unbelievable catch radius and amazing hands. He needs to become a little bit more route savvy. But this pick will excite Raiders Nation as they head to their new home.
13) San Francisco 49ers
Justin Jefferson- WR LSU
The Niners will be glad to get Jefferson here after watching the Broncos jump ahead of them. Jefferson is a route technician and can create plenty of separation. He is a real playmaker and Kyle Shanahan is going to enjoy scheming up plays for Jefferson and unlocking his talent.
14) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Andrew Thomas- OT Georgia
The last of the 4 big tackles in this class. Thomas is another freak athlete who can line up at RT and LT and be a high-end starter in each position. Does have a tendency to overextend. However, the Buccaneers priority will be to protect Tom Brady, and Thomas will be able to help with that.
15) TRADE-Arizona Cardinals
Javon Kinlaw- IDL South Carolina
The Cardinals trade down and still get a blue chip player. Kinlaw is an explosive athlete with amazing power and can disrupt that backfield. The Cardinals were not good against the run last year, so getting Kinlaw in should help them in plugging that hole.
16) Atlanta Falcons
K’Lavon Chaisson- EDGE LSU
The Falcons draft some pass rush help here in Chaisson. Explosive and strong pass rusher who is disruptive. He does lack some awareness in the flat, but on the hole, he is a massive get for a team who have spent the offseason acquiring former first round picks in Free Agency.
17) Dallas Cowboys
C.J. Henderson- CB Florida
This Man Corner has all the ability to be a top NFL corner. He does need to add to his frame and play run defense better. However, with the right coaching these issues can be fixed. The Cowboy’s got beaten with the deep ball too often last year. Henderson will go some way to ensure that happens less often in 2020.
18) Miami Dolphins
Xavier McKinney- S Alabama
McKinney is a game changer. A strong defensive player with great football IQ. He is going to be a big timer player and would be a perfect fit for the Dolphins and what they look to do as part of this rebuild.
19) Las Vegas Raiders
Grant Delpit- S LSU
A second safety comes off the board in succession. Delpit was dominant in the SEC for the National Champion LSU Tigers. Some issues with tackling, however this pick does fill a need for the Raiders. With better technique, he will become a force and a game-changer on Defense.
20) Jacksonville Jaguars
Kristian Fulton- CB LSU
Fulton is a former 5 star High School recruit. He didn’t start well in the LSU but he became a force towards the end of his college career. An excellent press-man Corner. He will certainly assist the Jaguars in the secondary.
21) Philadelphia Eagles
Henry Ruggs III- WR Alabama
This seems a match made in heaven and the Eagles will be licking their lips at getting the speedster here at 21. He is the heir apparent to DeSean Jackson and will give the Eagles an option to blow the top off the defense once again.
22) Minnesota Vikings
Jeff Gladney- CB TCU
This tough, scrappy and competitive Corner is just as good in man coverage as he is protecting the run. He will give the Vikings a dimension they were missing in 2019.
23) TRADE- Indianapolis Colts
Jordan Love- QB Utah State
The Colts cough up 2 high day 2 picks to the Patriots to trade up and get their QB for the future and with a 5th year option. Love is raw and will need time. But with Rivers there for the year, this is the perfect sit and learn situation for Love.
24) New Orleans Saints
Patrick Queen- LB LSU
Perfect fit for the Saints. A highly intelligent, quick, athletic, flexibly Linebacker who can play MLB or OLB. He is a 3 down player. Expect him to thrive in the challenges the NFC South will throw up 6 games a season.
25) Minnesota Vikings
Zach Baun- EDGE Wisconsin
Baun is quick, has great hands and has great burst and twitch. He will slot in nicely for the Vikings as they look to get more pressure on QBs in 2020.
26) TRADE- Detroit Lions
Yetur Gross-Matos- EDGE Penn State
The Lions continue to be the winners of Round One with their trade down. With the extra 1st round pick they pick up EDGE Rusher Gross Matos. He is the complete blend of burst, size and power. Quinn might be justifying his job as GM if he lands these two quality additions in round one.
27) Seattle Seahawks
A.J Epenesa- EDGE Iowa
A very physical EDGE rusher the fill the hole left by Clowney. A day one starter who can extend and also be flexible on the line if required. Carroll will enjoy having Epenesa on his roster.
28) Baltimore Ravens
Kenneth Murray- LB Oklahoma
A solid pick for the Ravens who have spent big in Free Agency. They continue to go all in with this pick, filling a need with a solid playmaker who can break up blockers. Murray can also make an impact in coverage. However, will need a strong partner in order to get the best out of him.
29) Tennessee Titans
Neville Gallimore- IDL Oklahoma
Back to back Oklahoma Sooners come off the board here with the Titans taking Gallimore. He is twitchy, has great hand placement and is a disruptor. The Titans will be glad to help fill the interior of the Defensive Line with this pick.
30) Green Bay Packers
Tee Higgins- WR Clemson
The Packers have the pick of the next tier and I see them taking Higgins here. With Adams on one side, they would want a bigger Wide Receiver with some burst off the Line of Scrimmage and a larger catch radius than what they have from receivers on their roster. Higgins would fit the bill if that’s the case.
31) TRADE- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jonathan Taylor- RB Wisconsin
The Buccaneers give John Lynch two day 2 picks in order to move up and get their Running Back. The bonus of the 5th Year option is massive in the era where paying Running Backs up in a second contract does not seem to have worked out. With great receiving ability and burst, Taylor will become Brady’s best friend.
32) Kansas City Chiefs
Damon Arnette- CB Ohio State
Arnette is a day one starter for the Chiefs. Great in press coverage and has quick feet. Could do with more speed, but none the less, this fills a big glaring need for the Chiefs.
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– Murf @Murf_NFL