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Post by ophion1031 January 31st 2018, 8:04 pm

As some of you know, I do my own mock draft every year. It's still very early, with the NFL combine and free agency still a ways off, but I am starting early and putting together a first round mock that should be done next week. There are a couple of factors that are pretty vital and could completely destroy a mock draft...

1. QB's. I'm not completely sold on any of the QB's in the draft class, but teams get so desperate for a QB that it makes things unpredictable. Josh Rosen (UCLA) is the most NFL-ready QB, while Sam Darnold (USC) probably has the highest ceiling, but will need to go somewhere where he can sit for a year or two before he is ready. The Giants picking at #2 would be perfect for Darnold as long as Eli Manning returns. Darnold could backup and learn from Manning for a year or two until Manning retires. But this, and other picks, will depend on...

2. What will the Browns do with the #1 pick? What they do with the #4 pick is probably more important to a mock draft, however, because that could really throw things off. The Browns are desperate for a QB, but Josh Rosen has stated that he does not want to play for them, and Darnold is not a guy that can step in and start right away. So the smart move is to take RB Saqoun Barkley (Penn St.) with the #1 pick. Crowell will be a free agent, so they will need a RB and Barkley (IMO) is the best player in the entire draft. The #4 pick is tricky to predict. The Giants will most likely take a QB unless Barkley is available at #2, then they could take him and fill a position of need, but I think they will go with a QB. The Colts at #3 don't need a QB, so they will probably take Bradley Chubb (DE out of NS St.). That means either Darnold or Rosen will be available at #4. Darnold makes no sense for Cleveland as they need immediate help, and Rosen, as I mentioned before, has said publicly that he doesn't want to play for the Browns. So the best options at #4: take DB Minkah Fitzpatrick (Alabama), which would be a fantastic pick considering the Browns secondary is horrible, or, trade the pick. The Browns have had a ton of draft picks the last few years, and will again this year, but trading the #4 pick might be a smart move. With the Broncos picking at #5 and the Jets at #6 (both teams need a QB), there will be some teams that will offer A LOT to move up and get Rosen (assuming he is still available).

So, with these things in mind, here is what I have for a mock so far:

1. Browns: QB Josh Allen (Wyoming)
2. Giants: RB Saquon Barkley (Penn State)
3. Jets: QB Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma)
4. Browns: DB Minkah Fitzpatrick (Alabama)
5. Broncos: QB Josh Rosen (UCLA)
6. Colts: DE Bradley Chubb (NC State)
7. Buccaneers: OG Quenton Nelson (Notre Dame)
8. Bears: LB Tremaine Edmunds (Virginia Tech)
9. 49ers:
10. Raiders: LB Roquan Smith (Georgia)
11. Dolphins: QB Sam Darnold (USC)
12. Bengals:
13. Redskins:
14. Packers: G Will Hernandez (UTEP)
15. Cardinals:
16. Ravens: WR Calvin Ridley (Alabama)
17. Chargers:
18. Seahawks:
19. Cowboys:
20. Lions:
21. Bills:
22. Bills: QB Lamar Jackson (Louisville)
23. Rams:
24. Panthers: OL Connor Williams (Texas)
25. Titans:
26. Falcons:
27. Saints:  
28. Steelers:
29. Jaguars:
30. Vikings:
31. Patriots:
32. Eagles:

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Post by ophion1031 January 31st 2018, 8:25 pm

Baker Mayfield impressed at the Senior Bowl recently, so if he has a good combine then the Broncos could snag him at #5. He kind of reminds me of John Elway. But, do the Broncos need a rookie QB that might not be ready to play right away? They already have Trevor Siemian, Paxton Lynch and Brock Osweiler. I think Mayfield would really have to impress Elway for him to consider drafting him over Quenton Nelson, a player that could start right away and upgrade their o-line.

I don't think there is any way Rosen will fall to #6, and I doubt I will have him going there when my final mock draft has been completed.

EDIT: I'm moving Rosen up to Denver at #5.

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Post by ophion1031 March 17th 2018, 9:34 pm

Some big moves being made in free agency, which will obviously change my mock draft quite a bit. I'm actually building a website where I will post the mock draft once it's finished.

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Post by ophion1031 April 26th 2018, 3:57 am

1. NY Giants: QB Sam Darnold (USC)
2. Cleveland: QB Josh Allen (Wyoming)
3. NY Jets: QB Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma)
4. Buffalo: QB Josh Rosen (UCLA)
5. Tampa Bay: RB Saquon Barkley (Penn State)
6. Indianapolis: DE Bradley Chubb (N.C. State)
7. Denver: G Quenton Nelson (Notre Dame)
8. Chicago: CB Denzel Ward (Ohio State)
9. San Francisco: S Derwin James (Florida State)
10. Miami: DT Vita Vea (Washington)
11. Oakland: LB Tremaine Edmunds (Virginia Tech)
12. Cleveland: DB Minkah Fitzpatrick (Alabama)
13. New England: T Mike McGlinchey (Notre Dame)
14. Green Bay: CB Josh Jackson (Iowa)
15. Arizona: WR Calvin Ridley (Alabama)
16. Baltimore: LB Roquan Smith (Georgia)
17. Cleveland: T/G Connor Williams (Texas)
18. Miami: QB Lamar Jackson (Louisville)
19. Dallas: LB Rashaan Evans (Alabama)
20. Detroit: DE Marcus Davenport (Texas-San Antonio)
21. Cincinnati: DE/LB Harold Landry (Boston College)
22. LA Chargers: DT Da'Ron Payne (Alabama)
23. Tennessee: LB Leighton Vander Esch (Boise State)
24. Carolina: WR D.J. Moore (Maryland)
25. Washington: DT Taven Bryan (Florida)
26. Atlanta: TE Dallas Goedert (South Dakota State)
27. New Orleans: DE Sam Hubbard (Ohio State)
28. Pittsburgh: CB Jaire Alexander (Louisville)
29. Jacksonville: WR Courtland Sutton (SMU)
30. Minnesota: G Will Hernandez (UTEP)
31. New England: DE/LB Lorenzo Carter (Georgia)
32. Philadelphia: T Kolton Miller (UCLA)

33. LA Chargers: QB Mason Rudolph (Oklahoma State)
34. NY Giants: C James Daniels (Iowa)
35. Cleveland: RB Derrius Guice (LSU)
36. Indianapolis: G Isaiah Wynn (Georgia)
37. Indianapolis: CB Carlton Davis (Auburn)
38. Tampa Bay: S Justin Reid (Stanford)
39. Chicago: G/C Billy Price (Ohio State)
40. Denver: CB Isaiah Oliver (Colorado)
41. Oakland: CB Mike Hughes (UCF)
42. Seattle: TE Mike Gesicki (Penn State)
43. Washington: RB Sony Michel (Georgia)
44. Washington: S Ronnie Harrison (Alabama)
45. Green Bay: G Braden Smith (Auburn)
46. Cincinnati: TE Mark Andrews (Oklahoma)
47. Arizona: DE Rasheem Green (USC)
48. LA Chargers: LB Malik Jefferson (Texas)
49. Indianapolis: WR Christian Kirk (Texas A&M)
50. Dallas: WR James Washington (Oklahoma State)
51. Detroit: C/G Frank Ragnow (Arkansas)
52. Baltimore: WR D.J. Chark (LSU)
53. Buffalo: DT Maurice Hurst (Michigan)
54. Kansas City: CB Donte Jackson (Alabama)
55. Carolina: RB Kerryon Johnson (Auburn)
56. Cleveland: DT Harrison Phillips (Stanford)
57. Tennessee: WR Equanimeous St. Brown (Notre Dame)
58. Atlanta: DT Tim Settle (Virginia Tech)
59. San Francisco: T/G Martinas Rankin (Mississippi State)
60. Pittsburgh: T Orlando Brown (Oklahoma)
61. Jacksonville: TE Hayden Hurst (South Carolina)
62. Minnesota: T Brian O'Neill (Pitt)
63. New England: WR Anthony Miller (Memphis)
64. Cleveland: WR DaeSean Hamilton (Penn State)

65. Buffalo: WR Deon Cain (Clemson)
66. NY Giants: DE Josh Sweat (Florida State)
67. Indianapolis: RB Rashaad Penny (San Diego State)
68. Houston: G/C Austin Corbett (Nevada)
69. Cleveland: LB Micah Kiser (Virginia)
70. San Francisco: WR Marcell Ateman (Oklahoma State)
71. Denver: RB Ronald Jones II (USC)
72. NY Jets: CB Duke Dawson (Florida)
73. Seattle: T Chukwuma Okarafor (Western Michigan)
74. LA Rams: LB/DE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (Oklahoma)
75. Oakland: DT Nathan Shepherd (Fort Hays State)
76. Green Bay: DE/DT Da'Shawn Hand (Alabama)
77. Cincinnati: QB Luke Falk (Washington State)
78. Kansas City: T/G Jamarco Jones (Ohio State)
79. Arizona: QB Kyle Lauletta (Richmond)
80. Houston: S Terrell Edmunds (Virginia Tech)
81. Dallas: DT Trenton Thompson (Georgia)
82. Detroit: RB Nick Chubb (Georgia)
83. Baltimore: T Joseph Noteboom (TCU)
84. Pittsburgh: S Jessie Bates III (Wake Forest)
85. Carolina: CB Anthony Averett (Alabama)
86. Kansas City: DE Tyquan Lewis (Ohio State)
87. San Francisco: LB Uchenna Nwosu (USC)
88. Carolina: T/G Tyrell Crosby (Oregon)
89. Tennessee: DT Derrick Nnadi (Florida State)
90. Atlanta: WR Antonio Callaway (Florida)
91. New Orleans: TE Dalton Schultz (Stanford)
92. LA Chargers: S Godwin Igwebuike (Northwestern)
93. Jacksonville: T Will Richardson (N.C. State)
94. Minnesota: DT R.J. McIntosh (Miami)
95. New England: CB Kevin Toliver II (LSU)
96. Buffalo: T Geron Christian (Louisville)
97. Arizona: CB M.J. Stewart (North Carolina)
98. Houston: LB Josey Jewell (Iowa)
99. Denver: DE/LB Arden Key (LSU)
100. Cincinnati: G/C Tony Adams (N.C. State)

101. Oakland: TE Troy Fumagalli (Wisconsin)
102. Tampa Bay: LB/DE Kemoko Turay (Rutgers)
103. Houston: DE Duke Ejiofor (Wake Forest)
104. Indianapolis: LB Darius Leonard (South Carolina State)
105. Chicago: LB/DE Ja'Von Rolland-Jones (Arkansas State)
106. Denver: TE Ian Thomas (Indiana)
107. NY Jets: WR Tre'Quan Smith (UCF)
108. NY Giants: LB Shaquem Griffin (UCF)
109. New England: QB Chase Litton (Marshall)
110. Green Bay: LB Tegray Scales (Indiana)
111. San Francisco: RB Royce Freeman (Oregon)
112. Cincinnati: S Tarvarius Moore (Southern Mississippi)
113. Denver: WR Dante Pettis (Washington)
114. Cleveland: DE Marcell Frazier (Missouri)
115. LA Rams: TE/RB/FB Jaylen Samuels (N.C. State)
116. Dallas: RB Kalen Ballage (Arizona State)
117. Detroit: DT P.J. Hall (Sam Houston State)
118. Baltimore: TE Will Dissly (Washington)
119. Cleveland: CB Parry Nickerson (Tulane)
120. Seattle: CB Holton Hill (Texas)
121. Buffalo: S Marcus Allen (Penn State)
122. Kansas City: LB/DE Jeff Holland (Auburn)
123. Miami: G/C Will Clapp (LSU)
124. Kansas City: G/C Mason Cole (Michigan)
125. Washington: T/G Alex Cappa (Humboldt State)
126. Atlanta: LB Oren Burks (Vanderbilt)
127. Green Bay: RB Bo Scarborough (Alabama)
128. San Francisco: DT Foley Fatukasi (UCONN)
129. Jacksonville: CB Tarvarus McFadden (Florida State)
130. Philadelphia: S Kyzir White (West Virginia)
131. Green Bay: WR Daurice Fountain (Northern Iowa)
132. Philadelphia: CB Nick Nelson (Wisconsin)
133. New Orleans: LB Fred Warner (BYU)
134. Arizona: RB Nyheim Hines (N.C. State)
135. LA Rams: DB Quenton Meeks (Stanford)
136. LA Rams: T/G Desmond Harrison (West Georgia)
137. Dallas: FB Dmitri Flowers (Oklahoma)

138. Green Bay: CB D.J. Reed (Kansas State)
139. NY Giants: RB Mark Walton (Miami)
140. Indianapolis: DT B.J. Hill (N.C. State)
141. Seattle: WR Allen Lazard (Iowa State)
142. Washington: WR Deontay Burnett (USC)
143. San Francisco: CB Davontae Harris (Illinois State)
144. Tampa Bay: T/G Toby Weathersby (LSU)
145. Chicago: T Brandon Parker (North Carolina A&T)
146. Miami: TE Tyler Conklin (Central Michigan)
147. New Orleans: CB J.C. Jackson (Maryland)
148. Pittsburgh: DE/DT Kentavius Street (N.C. State)
149. Denver: DE/DT Andrew Brown (Virginia)
150. NY Giants: P Michael Dickson (Texas)
151. Cincinnati: DT Kendrick Norton (Miami)
152. Arizona: G Wyatt Teller (Virginia Tech)
153. Detroit: TE Jordan Akins (UCF)
154. Baltimore: QB Mike White (Western Kentucky)
155. LA Chargers: RB Josh Adams (Notre Dame)
156. Seattle: DT Bilal Nichols (Deleware)
157. NY Jets: T Matt Pryor (TCU)
158. Cincinnati: CB Isaac Yiadom (Boston College)
159. Miami: S Siran Neal (Jacksonville State)
160. Minnesota: CB Tony Brown (Alabama)
161. Carolina: DE/DT Breeland Speaks (Ole Miss)
162. Tennessee: G Skyler Phillips (Idaho State)
163. Washington: K Daniel Carlson (Auburn)
164. New Orlanes: G Maea Teuhema (SE Louisiana)
165. LA Chargers: T Zach Crabtree (Oklahoma State)
166. Buffalo: LB Mike McCray (Michigan)
167. Denver: T/G Brett Toth (Army)
168. Seattle: LB Christian Sam (Arizona State)
169. Philadelphia: LB Leon Jacobs (Wisconsin)
170. LA Rams: DE Jalyn Holmes (Ohio State)
171. Dallas: QB Riley Ferguson (Memphis)
172. Oakland: P Johnny Townsend (Florida)
173. Oakland: RB Roc Thomas (Jacksonville State)
174. New Orleans: QB Kurt Benkert (Virginia)

175. Jacksonville: LB/DE Kylie Fitts (Utah)
176. LA Rams: LB Marquis Haynes (Ole Miss)
177. Houston: CB Taron Johnson (Weber State)
178. Indianapolis: S Deshon Elliott (Texas)
179. NY Jets: DE Chad Thomas (Miami)
180. Tampa Bay: DT Deadrin Senat (USF)
181. Chicago: S Jordan Whitehead (Pitt)
182. Arizona: TE Durham Smythe (Notre Dame)
183. Chicago: WR Cedrick Wilson (Boise State)
184. Atlanta: G Taylor Hearn (Clemson)
185. Oakland: T/G Jamil Demby (Maine)
186. Green Bay: DE/LB Dorance Armstrong Jr. (Kansas)
187. Philadelphia: RB Chase Edmonds (Fordham)
188. LA Chargers: CB Avonte Maddox (Pitt)
189. New Orleans: WR Michael Gallup (Colorado State)
190. Baltimore: DE Justin Lawler (SMU)
191. LA Chargers: TE David Wells (San Diego State)
192. Dallas: T/G Colby Gossett (Appalachian State)
193. Dallas: CB Greg Stroman (Virginia Tech)
194. Cincinnati: WR Simmie Cobbs Jr. (Indiana)
195. Cincinnati: T Jaryd Jones-Smith (Pitt)
196. Kansas City: WR Jaleel Scott (New Mexico State)
197. Carolina: LB Skai Moore (South Carolina)
198. New England: G/C Sam Jones (Arizona State)
199. Tennessee: S Quin Blanding (Virginia)
200. Atlanta: DE John Franklin Myers (Stephen F. Austin)
201. New Orleans: S Damon Webb (Ohio State)
202. Tampa Bay: G/C Scott Quessenberry (UCLA)
203. Jacksonville: G/C Brian Allen (Michigan State)
204. Minnesota: LB Hercules Mata'afa (Washington State)
205. Washington: TE Chris Herndon (Miami)
206. Buffalo: DE/LB Joe Ostman (Central Michigan)
207. Green Bay: P J.K. Scott (Alabama)
208. Dallas: DT Justin Jones (N.C. State)
209. Kansas City: C Bradley Bozeman (Alabama)
210. New England: LB Dorian O'Daniel (Clemson)
211. Houston: DT Jullian Taylor (Temple)
212. Oakland: LB Matthew Thomas (Florida State)
213. Minnesota: S Tre Flowers (Oklahoma State)
214. Houston: WR Braxton Berrios (Miami)
215. Baltimore: C Dejon Allen (Hawaii)
216. Oakland: WR Richie James (Middle Tennessee State)
217. Oakland: DB Kameron Kelly (San Diego State)
218. Minnesota: WR Jake Wieneke (South Dakota State)

219. New England: RB Akrum Wadley (Iowa)
220. Pittsburgh: G Brendan Mahon (Penn State)
221. Indianapolis: LB Andre Smith (North Carolina)
222. Houston: T/G Ike Boettger (Iowa)
223. San Francisco: T/G Timon Parris (Stony Brook)
224. Chicago: DT Lowell Lotulelei (Utah)
225. Denver: DT JoJo Wicker (Arizona State)
226. Seattle: S Trayvon Henderson (Hawaii)
227. Atlanta: DB Rashaan Gaulden (Tennessee)
228. Oakland: WR Auden Tate (Florida State)
229. Miami: K Eddy Pineiro (Florida)
230. Jacksonville: DT Poona Ford (Texas)
231. Washington: LB Azeem Victor (Washington)
232. Green Bay: S Dane Cruikshank (Arizona)
233. Kansas City: DB Jamarcus King (South Carolina)
234. Carolina: S Tracy Walker (UL Lafayette)
235. NY Jets: TE Jordan Thomas (Mississippi State)
236. Dallas: LB Jerome Baker (Ohio State)
237. Detroit: WR J'Mon Moore (Missouri)
238. Baltimore: LB Genard Avery (Memphis)
239. Green Bay: G Cody O'Connell (Washington State)
240. San Francisco: TE Andrew Vollert (Weber State)
241. Washington: CB Grant Haley (Penn State)
242. Carolina: G/T K.C. McDermott (Miami)
243. Kansas City: QB Jeremiah Briscoe (Sam Houston State)
244. Atlanta: LB Shaun Dion Hamilton (Alabama)
245. Baltimore: DT Kahlil McKenzie Jr. (Tennessee)
246. Pittsburgh: WR Korey Robertson (Southern Mississippi)
247. Jacksonville: LB Jack Cichy (Wisconsin)
248. Baltimore: S Tray Matthews (Auburn)
249. Cincinnati: LB Kenny Young (UCLA)
250. Seattle: QB J.T. Barrett (Ohio State)
251. LA Chargers: LB/DE Peter Kalambayi (Stanford)
252. Cincinnati: LB/DE Ade Aruna (Tulane)
253. Cincinnati: G K.J. Malone (LSU)
254. Arizona: C Coleman Shelton (Washington)
255. Tampa Bay: TE Ryan Izzo (Florida State)
256. Atlanta: WR Trey Quinn (SMU)

Cleveland trades picks #1 (Rd. 1) and 150 (Rd. 5) to NY Giants for picks #2 (Rd. 1) and 69 (Rd. 3)
Cleveland trades pick #4 (Rd. 1) to Buffalo for picks #12 (Rd. 1), 22 (Rd. 1), 56 (Rd. 2) and a 2019 3rd round pick.
Denver trades pick #5 (Rd. 1) to Tampa Bay for picks #7 (Rd. 1) and a 2019 2nd round pick.
Oakland trades picks #1 (Rd. 1) and 159 (Rd. 5) to Miami for picks #11 (Rd. 1) and 131 (Rd. 4)
Washington trades picks #13 (Rd. 1) and 109 (Rd. 4) to New England for picks #23 (Rd. 1) 43 (Rd. 2) and a 2019 3rd round pick.
LA Chargers trade picks #17 (Rd. 1) and 119 (Rd. 4) to Cleveland for picks #22 (Rd. 1), 33 (Rd. 2) and 188 (Rd. 6)
Seattle trades picks #18 (Rd. 1) and 146 (Rd. 5) to Miami for picks #42 (Rd. 2), 73 (Rd. 3), a 2019 2nd round pick and a 2020 2nd round pick.
Washington trades pick #23 (Rd. 1) to Tennessee for picks #25 (Rd. 1) and 125 (Rd. 4)
San Franciso trades pick #74 (Rd. 3) to LA Rams for picks #87 (Rd. 3) and 111 (Rd. 4)
LA Chargers trades pick #84 (Rd. 3) to Pittsburgh for picks # 92 (Rd. 3) and 165 (Rd. 5)
Green Bay trades picks #101 (Rd. 4) and 172 (Rd. 5) to Oakland for picks #110 (Rd. 4) and 131 (Rd. 4)
Chicago trades pick #115 (Rd. 4) to LA Rams for pick #183 (Rd. 6) and a 2019 4th round pick.
New Orleans trades pick #127 (Rd. 4) to Green Bay for picks # 133 (Rd. 4) and 174 (Rd. 5)
Denver trades pick #160 (Rd. 5) to Minnesota for picks #167 (Rd. 5) and 225 (Rd. 7)
Cincinnati trades pick #170 (Rd. 5) to LA Rams for picks #194 (Rd. 6) and 195 (Rd. 6)
Cleveland trades pick #175 (Rd. 6) to Jacksonville for a 2019 5th round pick.
San Francisco trades picks #184 (Rd. 6) and 227 (Rd. 7) to Atlanta for a 2019 5th round pick.
Buffalo trades pick #187 (Rd. 6) to Philadelphia for picks #206 (Rd. 6) and a 2019 6th round pick.
New Orleans trades pick #245 (Rd. 7) to Baltimore for a 2019 6th round pick.
Seattle trades pick #248 (Rd. 7) to Baltimore for a 2019 7th round pick.

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