The penultimate edition of the Mock Draft Compilation Thread brought to you by Mass Effect: Andromeda, which nearly absorbed my life over Easter weekend. If you like shooting aliens, exploring alien worlds, and then kissing aliens, it's the game for you.
It's gotten to the point where, despite the moaning and complaining about lack of quality QBs in this draft, there are going to be at least 3 drafted in the first round, and most likely 4, and that most of those will go in the top 20 picks. Trading up is probably the only way to get one of those QBs, especially with teams like Arizona, Buffalo, Jets, Vikings, Saints, Texans, etc picking in front of us. With that in mind, let's begin.
TRADE: Chiefs' #27, #59, #104, #170 and 2018's 2nd
Round 1, Pick #11: Mitch Trubisky, QB, North Carolina
This kind of a trade would be huge, and I feel like the Saints, who have positions of need everywhere on their defense, would jump at this opportunity. With a QB taken by the Jets (I presume Deshaun Watson), and the Cleveland Browns and Arizona Cardinals, two teams who have been linked to QBs all offseason, the two following picks, the Chiefs jump up to get their guy before he goes off the board. Trubisky is a raw passer with all the talent in the world, but a year of seasoning is needed before he should take the starting role. You could go get Pat Mahomes here, but all of AP is currently clamoring for him so I went a different direction. Trubisky is a smart passer with a damn good arm, maybe not as strong as Mahomes' but definitely a cannon. His mechanics are consistent, he's got great knowledge of the game (I was impressed with his Gruden's QB Camp appearance) and his athleticism is fairly underrated; he's not as athletic as Carson Wentz last year, but he's at or just above Alex Smith's running ability.
Round 3, Pick #91: JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC
"A WR with our second pick?! Are you insane?!" you probably just screamed at me, and with good reason. However, when I watch Smith-Schuster, I see a guy that can come in, day one, and be a strong contested-catch guy, with some really excellent hands. While he's not as fast as most of our WRs, I could easily see him taking a role in our offense early, and his ceiling, if you ask me, is a #1 WR in the style of Anquan Boldin, not a burner but a dominant guy on the outside. For now, he can pair well with Maclin and Hill, rotating in with Conley.
Round 4, Pick #132: D'Onta Foreman, RB, Texas
More offense, yes. Foreman runs like a freight train, doling out hits like it's nothing while also possessing excellent speed for his size, running a 4.5 40-yard-dash just a few weekss after injuring his foot at the combine. Big, strong, and a consistent runner, Foreman is a guy that I can easily see taking over lead role from Spencer Ware due to his home-run ability, despite being a similar runner to Ware.
Round 5, Pick #180: Jordan Evans, LB, Oklahoma
Evans looks to me like a guy that can play both inside and out, although I project him to play inside. He's not as physical as I like, but has elite athleticism for a guy his size, and is excellent in coverage. Having him next to DJ will help him learn to improve his physicality, while also giving Bob Sutton a Swiss Army Knife at ILB.
Round 6, Pick #216: Channing Stribling, CB, Michigan
A tall, long CB who can press well, Stribling's long speed is lacking but he has good ball skills and can contest catches with bigger WRs well. Agility and speed leave something to be desired, but will be decent depth that can develop into a solid CB2 with the proper coaching.
Round 6, Pick #218: Treyvon Hester, DT, Toledo
Hester is a bit small, but has good power and athleticism for his size. Good instincts and can shed blockers quickly. Needs some coaching, but can become a rotational guy.
Round 7, Pick #245: Kenny Allen, P, Michigan
I don't expect Colquitt to lose the job, but we should get a guy in to compete with him anyway. Allen might surprise us, and save us some money for the next big extension.