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NFL and College Football Lead Writer
No touchdowns will be thrown. No bone-jarring hits will be made. Yet, thousands of fans will line up in Nashville for a chance to witness history. There have been unforgettable moments like Aaron Rodgers’s fall to the 24th overall pick or the picture of Laremy Tunsil with a bong strapped to his face. Good times. The NFL draft is unpredictable, that’s what makes it so much fun.
Despite this unpredictability, I have subjected myself to the futile task called the mock draft once again. In this final mock draft I’m going back to the no trade format since this is the mock I will be graded on. This edition will also have much less explanation since everyone should be familiar with the first-round prospects at this point. There are a few new names, but it’s mostly the same cast with different landing spots. Fingers crossed.
1. Arizona Cardinals Kyler Murray QB Oklahoma
Fits like a glove into Kingsbury’s offense. No surprises here.
2. San Francisco 49ers Nick Bosa DE Ohio State
Valued as the top overall prospect by most draft experts. Niners keep the Bosa Bros. on the west coast.
3. New York Jets Quinnen Williams DL Alabama
Williams is a top-notch talent in this class and the Jets won’t pass on him.
4. Oakland Raiders Ed Oliver DL Houston
Mayock should lock Gruden in the bathroom so he can run to the podium to select this beast.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Josh Allen Edge Kentucky
Allen is my personal favorite edge rusher in the class. The Bucs use him opposite Jason Pierre-Paul.
6. New York Giants Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State
Haskins has the tools to be a great QB. Just needs a year to develop which he will get to do behind Eli.
7. Jacksonville Jaguars Jawaan Taylor OT Florida
Great local prospect in a position of need, seems like a win/win.
8. Detroit Lions Brian Burns Edge Florida State
Very polished pass rusher. Could be paired with Ansah or replace him if need be.
9. Buffalo Bills Jonah Williams OT Alabama
Williams is most cerebral offensive lineman prospects ever. The Bills are happy to add him.
10. Denver Broncos Devin White LB Louisiana State
Devin White give the Broncos a sideline to sideline type of backer in the middle of the defense.
11. Cincinnati Bengals Andre Dillard OT Washington State
Bengals would love to add Williams here, but they’ll likely settle for Dillard.
12. Green Bay Packers D.K. Metcalf WR Ole Miss
The complaint on Metcalf is all he can do is run fast and catch deep balls. Rodgers says sign him up.
13. Miami Dolphins Jeffery Simmons DL Mississippi State
Simmons makes his debut on my mock at number 13 overall. I think the concerns with him are shrinking.
14. Atlanta Falcons Greedy Williams CB Louisiana State
The Falcons want to match another aggressive corner opposite of Trufant.
15. Washington Redskins Drew Lock QB Missouri
Apparently, the NFL loves Daniel Jones, but I believe Lock has way more upside.
16. Carolina Panthers Byron Murphy CB Washington
The Panthers secondary has improved, but a potential lock down corner like Murphy is enticing.
17. New York Giants Clelin Ferrell DE Clemson
The Giants need help all over. Ferrell will provide some talent on the edge for them.
18. Minnesota Vikings Garrett Bradbury OL North Carolina State
Their interior offensive line was terrible last year. Bradbury would be an immediate upgrade.
19. Tennessee Titans Christian Wilkins DL Clemson
Wilkins is a safe, productive player, which is typically what they covet in prospects.
20. Pittsburgh Steelers Devin Bush LB Michigan
Bush is a hard-hitting linebacker that would help their defense despite his size.
21. Seattle Seahawks Rashaun Gary DL Michigan
Back to back Michigan defensive players. Gary has all the talent but is missing the production.
22. Baltimore Ravens Marquise Brown WR Oklahoma
The Ravens have committed to Lamar Jackson, so they look to add more speed with Brown.
23. Houston Texans Cody Ford OL Oklahoma
Ford could play on the outside or inside of the line and perform very well.
24. Oakland Raiders T.J. Hockenson TE Iowa
Hockenson is a match for the style of offense Gruden wants to have.
25. Philadelphia Eagles A.J. Brown WR Ole Miss
His routes are smoother than Mel Kiper’s hair. The Eagles add another reliable target for Wentz.
26. Indianapolis Colts Montez Sweat Edge Mississippi State
An enlarged heart hurt his stock, but he has too much talent to fall out of the first.
27. Oakland Raiders Josh Jacobs RB Alabama
Marshawn Lynch could be retiring again. Jacobs would be a great successor.
28. Los Angeles Chargers Dexter Lawrence DT Clemson
Lawrence to the Chargers just makes sense. They need a big body in the middle of the line.
29. Seattle Seahawks DeAndre Baker CB Georgia
Baker is the type of physical corner we are used to seeing in Seattle.
30. Green Bay Packers Noah Fant TE Iowa
Fant coupled with Metcalf gives Aaron Rodgers two huge, athletic weapons to use.
31. Los Angeles Rams Erik McCoy OL Texas A&M
McCoy can help fill one of the two vacant starting spots in the middle of the line.
32. New England Patriots Irv Smith TE Alabama
New England would like to add a TE even if Gronk decides to come back.