Ashkan Motamedi SPMT Blog Post NFL Mock Draft 3.0 thoughts and who goes where along with a pick being a possible trade up trade back pick and trades and who just missed the cut
1 Cardinals (Kyler Murray QB)
Rumors at the end they pass on Murray but its pretty much a done deal Kliff get his guy I do not agree with this simply as they have other needs and have Josh Rosen but oh well
2 Niners ( Nick Bosa DE)
Still a gift from their fellow division rivals you can argue that Nick Bosa is the best player in the draft and this selection adds a must need player to the Niners defense
3 Jets (Quinnen Williams ) (Potential trade down pick )
This pick is the hottest pick the NFL Draft why because the Jets might trade down to the bottom of the top 10 if they do this mock draft would fall apart lol for the top 10. I think they will stick at 3 and take Quinnen Williams who their GM and coach Adam Gase really like despite Greg Williams being an Ed Oliver fan. Boy is he a monster both a runner stuffer and pass rusher pair him and the other Williams in Leonard Williams their dline becomes a big threat for AFC Teams.
4 Raiders (Ed Oliver DT)
Well the Raiders get the most hyped dlinemen prospect in this draft who rose up boards past month in Ed Oliver. The Geno Atkins 2.0 who has drawn comparisons to Aaron Donald fits their shceme perfectly Maycock and Gruden get their guy if Oliver goes 3 they settle for Quinnen Willams
5 Bucs ( Devin White LB ) (Trade back)
This could be another trade back pick for a QB but as of now the Bucs take I believe the best prospect in this draft in Devin White. A field general linebacker who is all over the field and will make plays he will be the heart of Bucs defense that needs play makers my comparison is simple Ryan Shiazer he is that good worth the investment.
6 Giants ( Josh Allen OLB)
Well Ed Oliver rise makes Josh Allen fall to 6 much too the Giants luck as they get Vernon replacement and people believe he is the best pass rusher in the draft if Gentlemen screws this pick up ……
7 Jags (Jawaan Taylor OT)
Jags need linemen to protect their new investment in QB Nick Foles so why not go with the best RT the draft in Taylor. 1st player off the board olinmen to help bring in their run offense and show off Nick Foles by giving him some time this pick makes sense
8 Lions (Montez Sweat DE) (trade down pick)
Lions could trade this pick down to a team like the Falcons, Redskins Texans Steelers. Report came out today he is fine so as a result Lions instead of trading down take top 10 maybe even top 5 Sweat here is the right move to pair with Flowers and get the lions a pass rush I also expect the lions go corner at round 2
9 Bills (Jonah Williams OT ) (Trade down pick
Im sticking with this pick Bills went after WR in Free Agency Josh Allen needs olinemen the Bills lost 3 starters to either retirement or trades/FA and I believe they take a tackle here with Alabama T Jonah Williams being trusted to guard Josh Allen blind side for years to come. Williams will be a popular trade up pick.
10 Broncos (Drew Lock QB)
Another pick that is up in the air but I’ll for now go with Drew Lock to Denver Elway simply having a man crush on the guy and well if he does not go here or 15 he will fall and Broncos could trade back here too or take TE but Elway does love his QB
11 Bengals (Devin Bush MLB)
Well report came out today Bengals are not looking for a quarterback but they will give him one more chance with new coach Zac Taylor so this pick will go with Devin Bush simply as they need linebacker help but QB could be in play with this pick
12 Packers ( TJ Hockenson TE)
With the sweat news TJ falls to the packers here and fits a need right away with his both blocking and receiving Rodgers get a new shiny toy
13 Texans (Trade from Dolphins) Andre Dillard OT
Well well first trade up the Draft the Texans trade up to 13 to get their franchise olinemen to protect Watson they need a lot of oline badly as Watson was sacked 64 times last season most the NFL
14 Falcons (Christan Wilkins DT) Trade Up pick
Another team looking to trade up for Ed Oliver but I belive that will have to be 3 or he is gone they want him but will have to pay up to get him. They also want oline but the one they want Jonah Willams is gone so they go best player the board here fits a need NT and Wilkins can ball run stuffer and pass rusher!
15 Redskins (Dwayne Haskins QB)
Well Josh Rosen will not be coming to DC. The Redskins and Dan Synder get their guy they may need to trade up for him but for me he falls to 15. Jay Gruden his staff want Daniel Jones Haskins the best pocket passer in the draft fits Jay Gruden system Gruden wants someone to start right away.As a skins fan this is a great pick but if QB not an option they will go Burns
16 Panthers (Brian Burns DE) Trade up Pick
They want linemen for Cam they will have to compete with the Falcons and Texans to do so. My gut here they address a secondary need get Burns to replace Peppers who is retired. Panthers defense needs to be tooled around and it starts here Burns can stop the run and get after the QB.
17 Giants ( Daniel Jones QB )
They get their guy at 17 and it is good for them but its not a good pick I’m not high on him and Giants really overthought this one
18 Vikings (Garrett Bradbury G )
How do you help a “good “ QB like kirk cousins well you are in cap hell so you have to address your needs in the draft and start with that line and taking Bradbury who has potential and can play interior to protect Captain Kirk as center and guard was more of a weak spot then Tackle
19 Titans (trade back) (Dexter Lawerence DT)
Toughest pick I really wanted to lean WR here but I think defense is the play I also heard if they do not like what they have here they will trade back I kinda want to put that but do not know who they will trade back with. They get the big 342 pound DT who I read Mike Varabel wants to be an interior presence with Jurrell Casey forming a fierce duo.
20 Steelers (Byron Murphy CB) Trade up Pick
Steelers want Devin Bush or Devin White they will have to trade up to get him but I do not see that happening so they will be the first team to take corner. I have heard about Temple Corner but think Murphy the better pick here he had 7 INT this past season Steelers need playmakers secondary to create turnovers help out at Safety.
21 Eagles Trade up (Marquise Brown WR)
Nelson Agholar on the trade block the Seahawks despite having two picks want to trade back so I believe with the Eagles resigning Timmy Jerigan DT no longer a need WR could become a need with a deep playmaker like Brown who is the best WR in this draft can make an impact in the NFC East Eagles offense would be a top offense in the NFL.
22 Ravens (Trade Down Pick ) OG Erik McCoy
Ravens could very well trade out of this pick with Brown gone they have limited options here they lost defensive starters free agency but can use an upgrade at guard McCoy the move here to help our Lamar Jackson feel comfortable.
23 Dolphins (Rashan Gary DE)
Dolphins traded back and now get the best pass rusher left on the board shoulder concerns but they will be tanking and believe Gary will be fine and Dolphins can a pass rusher to wreak havoc on the AFC East.
24 Raiders (Josh Jacobs RB Alabama )
Nothing changes here people have said hes a top 5 talent as you know you can find RB all over the draft but with Lynch being old body breaking down Doug Martin is not the answer Alabama has a suspect history with RB breaking out as Henry started slow and Inghram plays 2nd fiddle to Alvin K in New Orleans and Trent Richardson being a bust with that said RB is a need for the raiders Josh Jacobs best RB out there to get. I read back my first mock draft scouts gave him higher grade then Fournette so theres that Raiders could get their RB future here
25 Seahawks (Celin Ferrel DE)Trade down Pick
This pick could trade down once again despite getting this pick from the Eagles in a trade. I have them taking Ferrel keep building that dline with Frank Clark they get their passrusher of the future to go along with Reed on that dline and they will need it with 3 young QB the NFC West to after
26 Colts (Johnathan Abram S)
First safety goes off the board as the Colts pair Abram with Malik Hooker and help get another playmaker in their secondary. I have heard a lot how much the Colts love him hes explosive tackles well hard hitter. However if not him or hes gone I believe the Colts could go dline here with going WR at 2 but ill go with safety.
27 Raiders (Noah Fant TE)
Raiders get their TE to replace Jared Cook and they get a damn good one even though his teammate TJ Hockerson just alittle better. That shows you how good Iowa was at the TE postion to have two first round picks. With AB, Tyrrell Williams at WR Josh Jacobs at RB Fant at TE oline they addressed last year Raiders hit a homerun round 1 of the draft getting Derrick Carr weapons I expect them to take corner in round 2 as well.
28 Chargers (Rock Ya Sin CB)
Tough pick to call they’ve been linked to QB also linked to DL even WR and safety but this corner has been rising on teams boards past week and well after doing some research on him he is a physical press corner who can play inside outside slot and is big he wrestled in college and is a physical tackler and pairing him with Casey Hayward and Derwin James gives the Charger a top secondary the AFC . You need a corner like this against Tyreek Hill.
29 Seahawks (Jeffery Simmons DT )
He falls all the way to 29 here but the Seahawks get more dline help with Reed and Ferrell he is hurt which why teams will pass on him because of win now mode but seattle would be such a good fit for Simmoms who my pro comparsion is Geno Atkins.
30 Packers (Cody Ford OG )
Because of trades and needs Cody Ford falls all the way to the Packers laps. They get a player who can play guard but also slide over to tackle if need be they have to protect Aaron Rodgers keep him healthy this helps with the Oklahoma product.
31 Rams (Trade down Pick) (Dalton Risner G)
Rams love him this could be a trade back out of the first round pick but Risner takes LG here takes over Rodger Safford but can also play center task with opening holes for Todd Gurley protecting Jared Goff. Will fit a big need for the Rams.
32 Pats (Irv Smith Jr TE)
Still Simple as pie Gronk retirement could have not come at a better time this deep TE class of I believe since he can run block very well something Bill B wants in his TE. Gronk did great at tis all of his career especially in the playoffs step back his role this is the perfect pick. Could also go safety and Darnell Savage here as well.
Players who just missed being picked in round 1 will go early mid in round 2 (No order)