Hey guys! Sorry I didn't post one of these last week, I was spending the week with Miss Enthusiast in Colorado while on spring break.
As promised, I'm going to be doing a first round mock, and a 7 round mock for the Chiefs. Ready? Let's go.
Cleveland Browns - Myles Garrett, DE, TAMU
This should be a no-brainer. A physical freak off the edge that can transform a game by himself.
San Francisco 49ers - Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford
9ers need a lot of help, and adding an edge-rusher will help them get tougher on D.
Chicago Bears - Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State
Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Network called him "the next Ed Reed" for a reason. Hooker is a boss, and the Bears need defensive playmakers badly.
Jacksonville Jaguars - Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
Giving Blake Bortles a strong running game will take some of the pressure off of him, allowing him to practice better mechanics.
Tennessee Titans - Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State
The Titans need a boss CB, and Lattimore has a very high ceiling. This should make their DB room a strength.
New York Football Jets - Jamal Adams, S, LSU
The Jets are in full Scam for Sam mode, and adding a stud safety will let them build for the future while also allowing them room to get the #1 pick next season.
LA Chargers - Mitch Trubisky, QB, North Carolina
This might surprise some people, but I like the fit. A developmental QB behind Rivers is a solid plan for the Bolts, and lets them plan for their (depressing) future.
Carolina Panthers - Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee
Barnett has jumped up a lot of boards lately, and I think he fits well in the Carolina D. Adding a pass-rusher to replace Kony Ealy and (eventually) replace Julius Peppers/Charles Johnson is probably a good idea.
Cincinnati Bengals - Jonathon Allen, DT, Alabama
The Bengals add a stud DT next to Geno Adkins as they plan to make the case for relevancy this year.
Buffalo Bills - Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan
Buffalo adds a dynamic pass-catcher to help out their offense as they wait for their top picks from last year to return to their D. Tyrod is a lucky man.
New Orleans Saints - OJ Howard, TE, Alabama
Another curveball, but Coby Fleener sucks and Sean Payton can't resist dominant TEs for Brees to throw to. Saints should probably go defense here, but Payton hates defense and will continue to ignore it.
Cleveland Browns - Mike Williams, WR, Clemson
The Browns would ideally take Howard here to replace Gary Barnidge, but Williams should replace the departed Terrelle Pryor and more, giving the Browns a solid set of skill-position players.
Arizona Cardinals - Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama
The Cards take the best ILB in the draft to re-energize their defense and push for one more run with Carson Palmer. They could, however, take a QB here if they don't think they'll contend this year.
- Philadelphia Eagles - Christian McCaffery, RB, Stanford
McCaffery is a dynamic RB that can run between the tackles, catch passes, and pass-block. Pairing him with Carson Wentz should make for a fun year in Philly.
Indianapolis Colts - Haason Reddick, LB, Temple
Colts are probably pissed they missed McCaffery, but Reddick should help shore up their leaky defense. Ballard knows best.
- Baltimore Ravens - Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt
The Ravens take a strong LB to replace Elvis Dumervil.
Washington Redskins - Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan
Don't ask me which position he'll play, because I have no idea. What I do know is that Peppers can play, and he'll become a stud playmaker at S, nickel CB, or even RB if needed.
Tennessee Titans - John Ross, WR, Washington
The Titans take a fast playmaker to give Mariota a true deep threat a la Desean Jackson.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State
Gerald McCoy gets some help on that DL, and the Bucs get tougher to run on.
Denver Broncos - Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin
The Broncos OL is terrible, and they take the top T in the class to get tougher (he'll still get dunked on by the AFC West though.)
Detroit Lions - David Njoku, TE, Miami (FL)
A change-up here, as the Lions decide to emulate the Patriots winning ways and add an elite-level TE to pair with Eric Ebron, giving Matt Stafford another dynamic pass-catcher.
Miami Dolphins - Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan
Andre Branch isn't the solution at DE, and adding Taco should help the Dolphins repeat a surprisingly successful 2016 season.
New York Football Giants - Garret Bolles, OT, Utah
New York could t ake a developmental QB here, but I think they trade up in the second for Davis Webb. Bolles should replace a struggling Ereck Flowers at LT.
Las Vegas Raiders - Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama
The Vegas Raiders (haha, Oakland) take a talented CB from Bama, and they'll still get swept by the Chiefs.
Houston Texans - Pat Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech
Sorry, Mahomes Hype Train. The Texans will take Mahomes even if they trade for Romo, a hometown kid that can be the future of the franchise.
Seattle Seahawks - Forrest Lamp, OG, Western Kentucky
Seattle's OL is terrible, and adding Lamp should make it less so, allowing for Russell Wilson to be better protected.
Kansas City Chiefs - Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
This just makes sense. Watson is a competitor, shows up in the biggest games, and is a natural leader, as well as a damn good passer. His deep ball leaves something to be desired, but with a year redshirting, he could step in next year and lead us to the promised land.
Dallas Cowboys - Tredavious White, CB, LSU
White is a talented CB that can replace the oft-injured Mo Claiborne.
Green Bay Packers - Kevin King, CB, Washington
Little run on CBs here, and the Packers take a strong CB from DBU to add to their hilariously terrible DB room.
Pittsburgh Steelers - Tak McKinley, LB, UCLA
The Steelers need LBs, badly, and McKinley should help revitalize that group with Ryan Shazier.
Atlanta Falcons - Charles Harris, DE, Missouri
The Falcons add a strong pass-rusher to help their DL alongside Dontari Poe.
Cleveland Browns (Projected Trade w/ Saints) - DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame
I think a QB will go in this spot, no matter who is selecting. The Browns have a lot of picks, wouldn't have to give up much to get here, and they secure a QB with a fifth-year option.
Round 1, Pick 27 - Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
Round 2, Pick 59 - Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida
Good size and speed, smooth hips and excellent hand usage, both in press and when the ball is in the air. Should pair well with Peters/Mitchell/Nelson.
Round 3, Pick 91 - Ryan Anderson, OLB, Alabama
Great hand-fighter with good technique, sets the edge well and has a history of sacks, despite limited playing time.
Round 3, Pick 104 - Carlos Watkins, DT, Clemson
Huge, powerful man with all the traits to become a dominant DT, but hasn't put everything together quite yet. Explodes off the line, and is hard to move in the run game, even when faced with double teams. Could rotate in on obvious rushing situations while he works on his technique.
Round 4, Pick 132 - Jeremy McNichols, RB, Boise State
Quick and agile with metric tons of production over the last two years, McNichols succeeded Jay Ajayi at Boise State and exploded onto the scene. Good field vision and a downhill running style could lead to big things for McNichols. WHile not as powerful as some, McNichols should produce early and often for us, and with Ware as a short-yardage/goal-line complement, the Chiefs should have a strong run game.
Round 5, Pick 170 - Damontae Kazee, CB, SDSU
Double down on CB in a strong draft, Kazee is a prototypical Mighty Mouse. 9 INTs over the last two years with 28 passes defensed in all. Gambles a bit here and there, and could use some coaching, but is talented and physical and could make an excellent nickle corner.
Round 5, Pick 180 - Ben Gedeon, ILB, Michigan
Strong and instinctive, Gedeon is an average athlete but a smart, tough football player. Excellent STer for Toub to work with, keeps his pads square and plays off blockers very well. Technician at ILB. Strong backup with a possibility of starting in the future.
Round 6, Pick 216 - Michael Roberts, TE, Toledo
Big, raw tight end with massive amounts of muscle on him. Huge hands that can catch anything near him, Roberts is rough as a blocker but has a lot of potential. Could be the rich man's Anthony Fasano as a short-yardage possession TE who can dominate LBers and Safeties for the ball.
Round 6, Pick 218 - Chad Williams, WR, Grambling
Dominated the competition to the tune of 90 catches, 1337 yards and 11 TDs, and ran a 4.37 at his pro day. Fast and athletic, he plays bigger than he is. Nice developmental receiver who could dominate with the right QB.
Round 7, Pick 245 - Steven Taylor, OLB, Houston
Four year starter for Houston, playing at both ILB and OLB. Consistent tacker, effective pass-rusher that can throw linemen to the side. Not fantastic athletically, but serviceable. Knack for creating turnovers.