Mock Draft 4.0: Jalen Ramsey surges to No. 1 overall pick

Jalen Ramsey and Carson Wentz rise in Steve Palazzolo's latest mock of the first round.

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Mock Draft 4.0: Jalen Ramsey surges to No. 1 overall pick


Draft season has taken its latest turn as the NFL Combine is now in the rearview mirror and pro days are soon to be upon us. Each step is another piece of the evaluation puzzle, though the on-field product will always be the ultimate trump card. With that said, we expect a certain level of performance when it comes to combine drills, and anything that doesn’t match up with on-field production is room for more investigation. Our evaluation process is ever-evolving, and this is just the next step before free agency throws yet another twist on draft season.

As always, this mock is based around what I would do for each team, not necessarily the buzz and hype we are hearing around the NFL.

  1. Tennessee Titans – Jalen Ramsey, CB, Florida State

There is change at the top as Ramsey takes over the No. 1 spot for a number of reasons. While Ohio State’s Joey Bosa is still a favorite of ours, he’s not a perfect fit for Tennessee’s scheme, and when given the opportunity to draft a playmaker like Ramsey it’s difficult to pass that up. He’s an excellent all-around football player as he can cover, tackle and play the run. For the Titans, he will excel as a zone corner where his length and athleticism allow him to compress passing lanes as he develops his skills as a press man coverage cornerback. He has the size and length to become one of the league’s best, and given his domination at the combine, the physical attributes are there as well.

  1. Cleveland Browns – Jared Goff, QB, Cal

There is plenty of reason to believe that the Browns are hot on the trail of North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz, but Goff’s advantage in essential quarterback traits is difficult to ignore. He reads the field quickly, moves around the pocket like a veteran, and gets the ball out of his hand with a quick release. He’s not a perfect prospect, as velocity can become an issue when forced to reset his base, but Goff’s body of work as PFF’s No. 8 quarterback in 2014 and top-rated signal caller in 2015 makes him the right choice for the Browns.

  1. San Diego Chargers – DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon

Buckner remains the choice at No. 3 for the Chargers as he’s a great fit for their 3-4 scheme. He reminds of Calais Campbell of the Arizona Cardinals, not only in size, but also in future projection from a production standpoint. Buckner was a workhorse for Oregon, leading all interior defensive linemen with 951 snaps and playing over 100 snaps in two different games. Even with the heavy workload, he used his length to lead the nation with a +42.8 pass rush grade while ranking eighth against the run at +29.1.

  1. Dallas Cowboys – Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State

Bosa falls from No. 1 to No. 4 and the Cowboys are the beneficiaries as they get the top-graded edge defender in college football over the last two years. Bosa projects as a top-notch run defender on the edge while providing a punch as a pass rusher, whether going up against tackles on the outside or kicking in to rush against guards. His +44.1 pass rush grade ranked second in the nation among edge defenders in 2015 after leading the way at +56.6 in 2014.

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars – Myles Jack, LB, UCLA

The linebacker position is more valuable than ever in today’s NFL, particularly 3-down options that can cover and play the run. Jack can be just that after he led the nation’s linebackers with a coverage grade of +14.7 in 2014 before coming out in 2015 and attacking blocks in the run game better than ever. While he was limited to only 207 snaps last season, Jack’s coverage ability and potential against the run give him the required versatility of a top NFL linebacker.

  1. Baltimore Ravens – Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss

Tunsil is an option for a number of teams slotted above, but they made the right choices in going with defensive playmakers. He’ll slot in nicely for Baltimore who is expected to release starting left tackle, Eugene Monroe, shortly. Tunsil was limited to only six games, but he handled a great slate of pass rushers (only five pressures on 235 pass blocking attempts) while showing his explosiveness in the run game at +12.1.

  1. San Francisco 49ers – Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State

He may be the option at No 2 overall, but Wentz is a wild card in my draft. An ideal scenario has him sitting and learning initially, perhaps with a team that has an established quarterback later in the first round, but the 49ers could also be a good situation under new head coach Chip Kelly. Wentz has the arm to thrive in a vertical passing offense, but he needs to work on his timing and decision making. The risk may be high, but Wentz’s potential is through the roof and too difficult to pass up.

  1. Miami Dolphins – Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida

We’ve started to warm up to a number of cornerbacks in the class, but Hargreaves remains the pick for the Dolphins in part because of his skillset that should match up well with the shifty receivers of the division rival New England Patriots. Hargreaves’ 2015 was a step back from his 2014 season that saw him post the top coverage grade in the nation, but his movement skills and scheme versatility make him a good fit for the Miami defense.

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor

A different twist on Tampa Bay’s pick as we’ve looked to the defensive side of the ball in previous mocks, but with a lot of question marks surrounding the next best edge rushers behind Bosa, the Bucs grab perhaps the top wide receiver in the draft. QB Jameis Winston already has his big targets in Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson, but Coleman adds another dimension to the passing game with his ability to create quick separation and pick up yards after the catch.

  1. New York Giants – Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville

It’s a similar situation for the Giants who would like to grab an edge rusher here, but Rankins is a great fit on the inside to pair with nose tackle Johnathan Hankins. Rankins’ two-year production is spectacular as he graded at +55.4 in 2014 to rank second among all interior defensive linemen before a +42.3 effort placed him 16th overall in 2015. He’s just as comfortable lining head up on a blocker as he is shooting gaps, and that versatile disruptive presence will be a much-needed upgrade for the Giants’ defense.

  1. Chicago Bears – Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State

With RB Matt Forte getting released, need and value match up well for the Bears as they get one of the best all-around players in the draft. Elliott posted the third overall grade among the nation’s running backs, showing well as a runner, receiver, and pass blocker while adding some lead blocking to the mix as well. He can cut on a dime and he maximizes runs by finishing well through contact, so expect Elliott to become an immediate three-down option at the next level.

  1. New Orleans Saints – Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson

The entire defense needs help and Lawson adds a stout presence against the run that can also get after the passer. His +21.9 run grade finished second to only Bosa while adding a +25.9 pass rush grade that ranked 17th in the nation. His progression is only beginning as he played a productive 329 snaps in 2014 before seeing the field for 760 last fall.

  1. Philadelphia Eagles – William Jackson III, CB, Houston

The first-round hype will continue for Jackson, who was a PFF favorite well before he ran a 4.37 40-yard dash at 6-feet tall at the combine. His size and movement skills project him as a future No. 1 corner, even though there may be some growing pains along the way. In a division with Dez Bryant and Odell Beckham, a 6-foot corner with speed and the No. 3 coverage grade in college football last season makes for a good fit.

  1. Oakland Raiders – Chris Jones, DT, Mississippi State

Another PFF favorite, Jones may have as much upside as any player in the draft. His +54.2 overall grade ranked fourth among interior defensive linemen last season, including a +36.5 pass rush grade that ranked second. He’s extremely strong at the point of attack, prompting our analysts to bring up New York Jets DE Leonard Williams as a comparable player. Throw in Jones’ 1.70 10-yard split at 310 pounds, and the burst and strength give him a rare combination that could make him one of the better players to come out of the draft.

  1. Los Angeles Rams – Josh Doctson, WR, TCU

Still in need of a quarterback, there are no other signal callers worth reaching for at this point, so the Rams will add one of the best receivers in the draft. Doctson had the op receiving grade in the nation last year at +28.9 despite playing only 582 snaps. He’s coming of a great all-around combine as he showed the same size and speed combination that allowed him to dominate down the field while regularly hauling in spectacular catches with his long frame.

  1. Detroit Lions – Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame

The pick remains the same for the Lions as they bring in Stanley who graded at +9.6 as a pass blocker and +9.3 in the run game. He’s better as a pass blocker as he moves well to mirror opposing rushers but he’ll struggle with power in the running game. Stanley surrendered only 13 pressures on 458 attempts last season and he can step right into Detroit’s revolving door at right tackle while potentially pushing LT Riley Reiff out the door in the coming years.

  1. Atlanta Falcons – Leonte Carroo, WR, Rutgers

Adding a complement to WR Julio Jones is a must for Atlanta this offseason and Carroo is one of the more underrated options in the draft. He dominated in only 363 snaps last season, grading at +15.0 as a receiver and averaging 4.11 yards per route, good for second in the nation. While he can be inconsistent snap to snap, he’s shown good burst and separation skills, while dropping only two of 96 catchable passes the last two years. Carroo adds a valuable piece to the Atlanta offense.

  1. Indianapolis Colts – Noah Spence, OLB, Eastern Kentucky

Another wild card in this draft, Spence may be off a number of team boards due to off-field concerns and an underwhelming combine, but a draft devoid of elite edge rushers may push him back into the first round. The Colts are lacking any burst off the edge, but with capable run-stopping outside linebackers on the roster, this may be the perfect spot for Spence to ease in as a situational pass rusher as he develops against the run. He dominated Senior Bowl week while notching eight pressures in two games against FBS competition.

  1. Buffalo Bills – Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State

One of my favorite scheme matches in the first round, Conklin fits the mauling, run-blocking profile that head coach Rex Ryan is looking for. He’s ranked fourth as a run blocker each of the last two years and he finished 2015 with only 11 pressures surrendered on 416 attempts. Buffalo’s power scheme perfectly matches Conklin’s skillset.

  1. New York Jets – Shilique Calhoun, OLB, Michigan State

Seemingly forever in the market for an edge rusher, the Jets grab Calhoun who has been as disruptive off the edge as any non-Bosa in the draft. His +46.0 pass rush grade led all edge players in 2015 after ranking fifth in 2014 at +38.5. Though his run defense took a step back last year, Calhoun has the potential to be the top pass rushing edge defender in the draft.

  1. Washington Redskins – Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama

Boasting a strong all-around game, Ragland was one of a number of standouts in Alabama’s front-7, grading well against the run (+13.2) and in coverage (+9.8) while successfully blitzing and rushing off the edge at times (+7.7). With one of the worst inside linebacker situations in the NFL, Washington will be watching all of the linebacker prospects very closely.

  1. Houston Texans – Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss

We have Treadwell going lower than most as his separation skills were unimpressive on tape (other than slant routes) and his downfield ball skills are inconsistent. He’s still a very good player, but perhaps not the blue chip that everyone assumed heading into the process. He’ll complement WR DeAndre Hopkins’ well-rounded game, adding a possession and red zone threat as the Texans’ search for their quarterback of the future.

  1. Minnesota Vikings – Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State

The more we’ve watched Thomas, the more we’ve liked, as the former Buckeye separates better than most in the class and he’ll add a necessary intermediate threat to the Minnesota offense. He plays fast, gets on corners quickly, and handles press well, so while Thomas may not be the flashiest pick in the draft, he’s a valuable weapon for Minnesota QB Teddy Bridgewater.

  1. Cincinnati Bengals – Jonathan Bullard, DE/DT, Florida

Just as we said in the last mock, a nose tackle would be a great fit for the Bengals here, but Bullard’s early down production and position versatility is too much to pass up. He can play base defensive end while sprinkling inside at times, bringing excellent play against the run as he led all interior defensive linemen at +50.5 in 2015. He’s not as productive as you’d like as a pass rusher, but he did improve to +7.7 last season and a strong showing at the combine may bode well for him in this department.

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers – Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas

Even before longtime tight end Heath Miller announced his retirement, the Steelers were in the market for his replacement so nabbing the best option in the draft makes a lot of sense. The sure-handed Henry has only dropped two of 90 catchable passes the last two years, and he has the size and speed to stretch the middle of the field for an already-loaded Pittsburgh passing attack.

  1. Seattle Seahawks – Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss

Perhaps a risky and somewhat redundant play for Seattle, but Nkemdiche has the potential to become the best interior pass rusher in the draft. He ranked ninth in the nation in that department last year at +23.4, while improving against the run at +11.7. He can play a similar role as Bullard, albeit with different skillsets, as a base defensive end and interior rusher in the mold of current Seahawk, Michael Bennett.

  1. Green Bay Packers – Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia

Floyd’s six-five, 244-pound frame will draw plenty of interest around the league, especially after a strong combine that saw him show good lower body explosion and speed. He’s likely a pure edge defender at the next level, though some teams may be intrigued by the versatility he showed last season as a traditional linebacker. For Green Bay, he’ll play on the edge where he can use his developing pass rush skills that ranked fifth in the draft class at +28.9. Floyd also ranked fifth against the run at +18.4, as the frame, athleticism and production all match up into a prospect with a lot of potential at the next level.

  1. Kansas City Chiefs – Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson

Alexander is best in press man coverage and no team played more man coverage than Kansas City last season. He doesn’t have the coveted six-foot height, but Alexander has strong movement skills to mirror receivers off the line of scrimmage. While he didn’t post a great grade (+2.7 in coverage), he was forced to play a lot of “off” coverage with little underneath help last season in Clemson’s scheme, but his work as a press corner fits what the Chiefs like to do defensively, especially with Sean Smith hitting free agency.

  1. Arizona Cardinals – Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State

Apple’s situation is similar to Alexander’s as he best fits in a press man coverage scheme, though he does boast the prototypical 6-foot-1 frame. He’s physical in coverage, if not grabby, though he locks onto receivers as well as any cornerback in the class when he plays press. The problem for Apple is finding the ball in the air, something he rarely does, making him susceptible to back shoulder throws. He’s also a sloppy open field tackler and inconsistent “off” coverage cornerback, but Arizona’s scheme that played the fifth-most man coverage in the NFL should be able to play to his strengths.

  1. Carolina Panthers – Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State

A polarizing player, Ogbah posted the third-best pass rushing grade in the draft class at +41.9, before turning heads at the combine with top-three finishes in the vertical and broad jumps and the 40-yard dash. He was underwhelming as a run defender, but his length figures to give him a chance at the next level. Ogbah’s size, burst, and production make him a valuable option at the back end of the first round.

  1. Denver Broncos – Cody Whitehair, G, Kansas State

Whitehair ranked fourth in the nation among offensive tackles at +35.8 overall in 2014 and followed it up by leading the nation at +40.9 last year. He’ll move to guard at the next level where he won’t be a mauler, but his movement skills and ability to sustain blocks will be a perfect match for Denver’s zone-blocking scheme.

*No first-round pick for the New England Patriots

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  • edromeo

    Where is emmanuel Ogbah?

    • Mike J.

      I have noticed that Ogbah is all over the place in various mockers.

    • http://daniel.croona.com/ Daniel Croona

      at #30

  • Matt Swiridow

    Thomas at 23 to the Vikings? He looks like a 2nd or 3rd. I’d like to see OL if it’s not addressed in FA. Where is Spriggs on here??

    • Craig W

      Agreed

    • tk

      Agree completely, but I would take Taylor Decker here in a heartbeat – 20 reps on the bench and all.

      • mockmaster

        Decker looks awkward and uncoordinated at times. I’d rather have Spriggs or Conklin at OT if we get a choice. That and Decker is strictly a RT (where we already have Loadholt and can move Kalil to if we get a good LT). I’d rather have a WR and Thomas is/should definitely be in the first round conversation. He’s not as speedy as Doctson but he’s a polished route runner.

        • Anthony

          You guys should cut Kalil along with Mike Williams. That’s like 22 million in savings and would make you huge players in Free Agency.

          • mockmaster

            Kalil very well could be cut and they’re trying to restructure with (who I assume you really meant) Mike Wallace. If they can’t restructure Wallace’s deal, they’ll cut him. I wouldn’t be surprised to see them grab a safety in free agency, but with Zimmer and Speilman, the Vikings will never be huge players in free agency as they prefer to build via the draft (which has apparently worked well so far). They’ll grab high character players they can depend on in free agency (see Terence Newman, Joseph Lindval, Tom Johnson, Captain Munnerlyn, etc.) but nothing flashy from them.

          • Anthony

            Well Lindval Joseph (what i assume you really meant hahaha) and Captain Munnerlyn are cornerstones of the Vikings defense. No reason Zimmer won’t go after someone like Oliver Vernon that would make your defense truly elite.

    • mockmaster

      Thomas is a late first, early second guy if you’ve watched any tape. Good hands, great routes, creates separation. Only thing keeping him back is elite speed, which the Vikings aren’t as desperate for right now (otherwise we might be talking about Corey Coleman being drafted for the Vikings if they were)

  • PackMaster

    Id be very happy with Floyd at 27.

    • Mike J.

      The Bucs are reportedly interested in Floyd, but some NFL-types question what his position would be.

  • CalmDownBro

    This feels lazy. Feels like its trying to be different just for the sake of being different.

    • Adam LeClair

      ‘Different just to be Different’ is their motto

      • shaunhan murray

        No its actually these are the guys who have the traits and whom played well in college and slotting them to teams

        • Adam LeClair

          That certainly is a mock draft. You’re not wrong.

          • shaunhan murray

            Im just saying they don’t go out of their way to be different

          • Philtration

            Then how do you explain the Bears drafting a RB in the first round?
            That is NOT going to happen, it is not a glaring need (or they would not have let Forte walk) and NO ONE else thinks that they will draft a RB in the first round.
            They need help at DL, LB and OL.

          • shaunhan murray

            Well they graded jermey Langford as one of the worst rb in the nfl and without a rb the offense may sputter.They also have tons of money so they can go after defenders in free agency

          • Philtration

            Then again they can sign RB Lamar Miller as a FA too.
            He averaged 4.5 yards per carry, scored 8 TDs and he is only 24 years old.

          • shaunhan murray

            Just a thought. And thats just a chance of getting Miller

          • Philtration

            Notre Dame’s CJ Prosise is very much the same type of player that Miller is but he is a better receiver and he should be there when the Bears pick in the 3rd round. Maybe even the 4th round if they are lucky.
            Why not just take the best defensive players or OL in the 1st and 2nd rounds before thinking about a RB?
            They have bigger needs and there are other RBs that can play in the NFL without drafting Ezekiel Elliott.
            It just does not make the biggest impact for their needs and that is just my opinion.

    • Anthony

      More like, different for the sake of being more accurate.

  • Pulyx

    Bears picking a RB at 11th ?
    C’mon guys. I know the bears aren’t set there.
    But with glaring holes at DL and LB, even CB, it makes no sense to pull the trigger on a HB so high. Maybe they even could trade down for one.

    • dlund6cutler

      Yeah, da Bears need to work on da defense.

      • Tim Edell

        Fox and Pace have already said they are very happy with Langford and Carey heading into next season.. the only way they Bears draft offense is if OT Ronnie Stanley is still on the board at 11.

        • dlund6cutler

          So if the bears drafted a OT would we keep Long there or move him back to a guard, because the only person i’m set on in the O line is Long and Matt Slausen who can play any position on the O line .

          • Tim Edell

            If we drafted Stanley he would play LT, Long RT, Montgomery and Grasu battle at C, Slauson at LG, and Leno and Omameh would battle at RG I would assume.

        • Philtration

          Langford was a steal for them in the 4th round.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyXNXgaXJXk

    • crosseyedlemon

      No way do the Bears draft a RB with their first pick. That would be such a blow to Cutler’s ego that he would throw one of his famous tantrums for a week.

      • Philtration

        No, drafting a RB would be a stupid football decision.
        Just like the people that still whine about Jay Cutler because they were told to on some web site.
        That act played out about three or four years ago.

      • Pulyx

        …what?

  • Craig W

    Solid pick by the Pats. They get away with another Super Bowl and get “punished” later.

  • Dhorn

    Mock Trash.. Falcons pick a WR at 17

    • SeattleSteve

      Gotta get Julio some help.

      • Dhorn

        I agree with getting Julio help… but not by drafting a WR in the 1st Round of a draft where WRs aren’t as good as those drafted in the past couple of years. Rather get a WR in free agency. Go defense instead

      • Philtration

        Alshon Jeffery is very good when healthy but I would like to see him traded to Atlanta for their 1st round pick.
        He is worth it to the Falcons and the deal would make sense for the Bears because they need impact players on that D big time.

    • urbanvocal

      Same thing I was thinking!!! Smh. We pass Every top notch edge rusher, line backer, corner back Treadwell and Fuller and go with a receiver no one’s heard of? Horrible mock draft.

      • Tim Edell

        You have never heard of Carroo? I wouldn’t embarrass myself by admitting that Junior- he is the WR in this year’s class.

        • Anthony

          Top 3 for sure.

        • Philtration

          He has way too much baggage including slamming his girlfriend on the concrete after a loss.

          • Tim Edell

            Top 3 talented WR in this draft… Lot more baggage in this draft with 1st rounders… Addiction to ectasy.. Falling out a window drunk/high..carroo chargers were dismissed Jumior!! Get ur facts straight!!

          • Philtration

            Yeah…. she slammed herself on the ground.
            I am sure that this is the first time ever that a woman would not testify against the guy that knocked her teeth out. Just ask Ray Rice’s wife if he is a bad person for cold cocking her in an elevator.

            And other players in the draft being jag offs do not make you less of one.

          • Tim Edell

            My point is the dude can play take your Jehovah Witness azz somewhere else as since charges werent filed neither you nor I Junior know what happened!!

          • Philtration

            Since you do not know what happened then why the flaming man crush for him?
            Sounds like your feelings for this guy runs much deeper than football.
            Must be hard for you to type anything about him with just one hand.

          • Tim Edell

            You look like an uglier Colin Kaepernick!!!

      • Manoli

        Receiver YOU’VE never heard of

    • aaron504

      Yall let white go so it makes sense now

  • SuperRaider

    wow, this is the worst mock draft yet

    • Anthony

      Chris Jones would play fantastic for us. You’d love this pick after a year. Hoping that Mario gets healthy, we’d have a top 5 pass rush for sure.

      • SuperRaider

        lol that’s the dude whose junk came out? haha idk, noone else has him ranked in the 1sr rd

        • Anthony

          Nobody had Mario in the second either, then he turned out to be a top 15 rookie.

          • SuperRaider

            do you know Mario’s PFF grade from last year? I dont know where to find it,.

          • Anthony

            He had an 80.9 overall, with an 85.7 against the run and a 75.6 in pass rush. But he got way better at the end of the year in pass rush. Chris Jones is the same type of player as Mario except he’s better at rushing the passer and worse against the run.

        • Josh Zylstra

          McShay does

    • crosseyedlemon

      Well if anyone could recognize a terrible draft it would certainly be a Raider fan. At least PFF didn’t list a kicker in the first round.

      • SuperRaider

        your memory only goes between 2003 and 2013?

        • DaStrongSKRAWN

          A decade of wasted pick goes a long.
          I’m a Miami fan so I know bad drafts when I see one. :(
          This mock isn’t bad except for the number of WRs they have going in the 1st. That’s crazy.

        • crosseyedlemon

          I have meds to improve my memory….but I keep forgetting to take them.

    • Cant FixStupid

      …..Is only said on every single mock draft ever made.

  • SoCalSteeler

    Really? The Steelers are taking a TE in the first? I don’t think so. With so many glaring needs on defense, if there isn’t a CB that they like available they’ll address NT/DT or EDGE.

  • SoCalPete

    If Tunsil & Wentz are on the board at #3 then San Diego will either take the tackle or trade back…

  • ItsJustWerner

    I think Elliot would flourish with the Bears, but unless the front office is putting on some serious smoke screens with their praise of Langford/Carrey, it seems like a bad move for them to spend their #1 pick there. They need a difference maker on defense more than anything. They lost by less than 4 points on like half their games. All in all, I wouldn’t be mad, though. The kid even has a connection with the current RB coach.

    • Bill

      Yeah, Elliott at 11 wouldn’t be the most efficient use of their resources, not when they could use that pick on an impact defender and still probably get a decent running back in the 2nd or 3rd. Even on offense, I’d probably rather take Ronnie Stanley if he’s available, and shore up the line.

      But at the same time, I can’t say I’d hate the idea of having Elliott, Alshon, and Kevin White at the skill positions. That’d make life pretty hard on some defenses.

  • Nikrizzi17

    For the last time the Vikings WILL NOT draft a WR. They don’t throw the ball, they are trash, they will draft a kicker before they draft a WR. “Michael Thomas to Minnesota?” He’s not gonna play receiver because obviously they don’t throw the the ball to anyone but the tightend, fullback and McKinnon. Stefon diggs played WR for a couple games then they decided lets just get some “outside blockers” so they stopped throwing it to him and made him an “outside blocker” Screw you PFF you did Michael Thomas dirty. (I understand it’s a mock draft idc)

    • mockmaster

      I don’t know how you say that the Vikings won’t draft a WR. You clearly don’t pay attention to Vikings football at all and are just hating on the Vikings (are you a Packers fan upset that the Vikings finally won the division?). Two of their top needs for the NFL draft’s first round will be an OL or a WR. It’s very likely they walk away with Josh Doctson, Michael Thomas, or an OT like Decker or Conklin from this first round. Those are there targets.

      • Anthony

        Doctson would be a great pick for the Vikings. He’s clearly a fan speaking out of his ass without doing any research.

      • Nikrizzi17

        I’m not a packers, lions or bears fan. But watching the Vikings play the are the most boring team in football, more boring than the boo boo Browns or trash ass Texans. Why would I be mad if they won the division it’s not like they did anything in the playoffs any way. I’m mad because the best receiver in this draft class(IMO) is Michael Thomas and seeing him fall all the way to the 20’s makes me mad, I’m especially tired of hearing that the Vikings will pick him and waste at least 4 years of his career bc they Bridgewater is trash if he didn’t have that defense, he wouldn’t have made the pro bowl, it’s easy for a QB to manage the game, like Alex smith, but he’s not a QB that can take over games with his arm and he never will be

  • Nikrizzi17

    Can’t guard Mike the best reciever in this draft class y’all sleep

  • Don Elretseo

    How does everyone bash a mock draft? I’ve done the NFL.com contest last few years and very few people get more than 7 picks correct. One surprise pick throws everything off. Even the most popular draft pundits don’t do much better. It’s just for fun people r.e.l.a.x.

    • Cant FixStupid

      Exactly. People just love to whine and bitch.

    • Nemmon Dommeg

      I, for one, “bash” on mocks for the exact reason you’ve mentioned: because drafts are unpredictable. Especially without tsaking the trades into consideration. Everyone knows they will happen and can turn everything upside down in a second – still they’re disregarded… It’s like trying to predict an NFL team’s future performance without projecting any injuries… Everyone knows they will happen and can change everything…
      So: why try to predict the unpredictable? What sense does it make? This is my personal problem with mocks. Not the poeople who do them – the idea at all.

      • meh no one cares

        So why are you even bothering looking at mocks if it bothers you so much…. that makes less sense than people trying to predict the unpredictable…. SMH!

        • Nemmon Dommeg

          I follow mocks for two reasons:

          1.) the player analyses. Those can be useful.
          2.) the tendencies.

          Those may be useful info – where the players are “projected” or “predicted” (read: guessed) to be picked is, IMHO, indeed irrelevant as it carries little to no informational value..

  • Abnormal1

    If Paxton Lynch(QB) is available at #31, the Broncos will think long and hard about taking him.
    If not, Jason Spriggs (OT) or Jarran Reed (DT) are more likely than a “Low Value” position like an (OG).

  • crosseyedlemon

    Chiefs are pretty solid on the defensive side so I think they try to get the offensive help they need.

  • http://www.cryptosandwich.com CryptoSandwich

    Darron Lee?

  • Spree

    Coach potato know it all, wanna be coaches bash drafts. even mock ones…. that’s why they are not in sports or anything to do with them. :)

  • David Stinnett

    Trying too hard to figure out Seattle. The DL prospects are deep. GM Schneider’s history in Seattle says he’ll draft an OT. They need one worse than ever. Good DT’s will be available later. They go for value. First round DT not happening. I don’t expect these things to be right, but that’s not even a good guess.

    • Troy West

      If either Apple or Alexander are there at 26 I wouldn’t mind picking up a solid CB. Doubt either of the top 2 tackles drop to 26 and any other OL would be a huge reach at 26. Course that brings up the whole trade down to the 2nd round and pickup extra picks scenario, but that only works if the Hawks have a dance partner that wants to trade up. I only see this happening if there is a QB somebody really wants at pick 26 and is willing to trade up and get the 5th year for a 1st round pick. Most mocks have the top 3 QB’s taken well before the 26th pick, so is anybody really gonna go after Hackenburg or Cook? We do need OL like everybody posts about, but you do NOT draft on need. It’s really deep on DL in this draft, if a potential all pro DL slips to 26 don’t be surprised if the Hawks bring him in even if we bring back our FA’s.

      • David Stinnett

        Schneider goes for value. I don’t see him taking a DL in the first round with so many available. He also has his own ideas about the rankings. I wouldn’t look to the rankings to try and figure Pete and John. OT in the first 2 rounds.

  • aaron504

    I like the lawson pick but billings isnt in the first is a mistake dude is a beast. The ole miss kid will fall to tbe second or third with character issues

  • Peter Song

    uhhh this is seriously horrible…i understand its a MOCK draft..but at least dont waste the readers time with this trash…jalen ramsey at #1!?!?!? EZEKEL ELLIOT GOING TO THE BEARS? what happened to jeremy langford? i can come up with a better mock draft than this…dumb

  • HawkHeart55

    Nobody is going to pass on Derron Lee for a number two quality receiver.

    • Cant FixStupid

      I like Darron Lee and hoping Green Bay gets him, but he is being very overvalued now after his combine.

  • Tony K

    Id rather see my Cowboys draft Sheldon Rankins instead of Bosa. Bosa is going to be a good player but Rankins looks to be great.

    • zinn21 zinn21

      Yeah I just don’t see Bosa as anything other than a solid football player which is fine but he doesn’t have a JJ Watt motor. So, solid guy ? Yes.. Impact player? IMO, no..

  • KAO

    Wow lot of people who cant read on here lol……

    As far as the mock goes I get putting Ramsey at #1 to TEN I really do but his impact on the team as a whole wont come close to Tunsil. Tunsil immediately helps the entire Oline, QB, and offense not just for next season but big time in the future. Unless Ramsey is an All Pro corner by year 2 the value isnt close. Its not like Tunsil isnt a top 5 talent in this draft just like Ramsey either so I dont get that logic……

  • Diana Uglybitch

    I pray that Jalen doesn’t end up at the Titans with their crappy QB Tebow MkII. Marcus Overrated will be out the league soon. Jalen deserves better than going to that clusterfuck.

    • crosseyedlemon

      Being cut from the cheerleading squad is tough….but try not to be so bitter.

  • zinn21 zinn21

    Cleveland will not pass on Wentz who has equal skills to Goff a bigger body and ideally suited for cold weather football. So flip flop QB’s for Cleveland and SF..

    • shaunhan murray

      Goff is more accurate has better footwork has a much bigger sample size against better competition ,made his team much better while NDSU won the nat the 2 years before Wentz played.I like Wentz but there r pros and cons to both

      • zinn21 zinn21

        Honestly I am a huge Goff fan but just think Wentz fits the cold weather equation better..

        • shaunhan murray

          I look at some other guys with similar bodies that play in cold weather n they seem to do fine, I think Wentz played in a dome in college.

  • themacabre

    Bears draft a RB #1? I understand this is a mock draft and I am proudly mocking that idea…

  • White Victims USA

    Not bad…..

  • J. Mike Rosner

    I’m sorry man; with the Utmost respect though; GOT to disagree! From a Washington Redskins perspective especially; IF LaQuon Treadwell is still on the board when they (the Redskins) are on the board; He’s NOT on it for the next pick afterwards!

    While I do Love me some Reggie Ragland; particularly as a fit for MY redskins; with LQ still on the board @ this point, I just LOVE him, FOR us…