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1st. Jaguars – QB – Trevor Lawrence – Clemson
No brainer here. Lawrence has been the top pick since his freshman year. Hos recent donation to Jacksonville charities seals the deal.
2nd. Jets – QB – Zach Wilson – BYU
Justin Fields gave him a run for his money but in the end his athleticism and pro-day was just too much for Fields to overcome.
3rd. 49ers – QB – Mac Jones – Alabama
Smokescreen? Is there really a need to smokescreen when there’s no team that can get ahead of you? We tended to lean towards the experts with this one Jones is the pick.
4th. Patriots (from ATL) – QB – Justin Fields – Ohio State
First trade of the draft! We had the Patriots give up 15, 96, a 2022 1st and 2nd to move up into the four spot. The Pats loaded up with talent this year in free agency and currently have Cam Newton as a bridge QB. With the money doled out we had them use future capital to grab the next long term QB in New England, and he’s a good one.
5th. Bengals – TE – Kyle Pitts – Florida
Sewell made a lot of sense here, but so did getting one of the most dynamic players in the draft. The return of Jonah Williams and signing if Riley Reiff swayed us here. We looked for the Bengals to grab a quality O-lineman in the second.
6th. Dolphins – WR – Ja’Marr Chase – LSU
Dolphins got to be feeling themselves here. After moving back gaining an extra first and third and still getting what we believe is target numero uno for them. Chase gives them a dynamic playmaker at WR and one we could pass up on.
7th. Chargers (from DET) – OT – Penei Sewell – Oregon
Trade! Chargers are pinching themselves here. With Sewell still on the board they jump Carolina giving Detroit a 3rd and 22 second to move up and take arguably the best tackle available. Detroit continues to collect picks for this year and future years. Let the rebuild begin.
8th. Panthers – T/G Rashawn Slater – Northwestern
After missing out on Sewell by ne pick we had the Panthers take the next best thing. Some boards may even have him ranked higher than Sewell come draft day. Either way we saw this as the best fit here. Although we did consider Trey Lance.
9th. Broncos – QB – Trey Lance – North Dakota State
Speaking of Trey Lance, he goes here at number nine to the Broncos. None of us were sold on Drew Lock and while Lance may need some time he offers better upside. Denver needs to start seeing results at the QB position with a solid team buit on both sides of the ball.
10th. Cowboys – CB – Patrick Surtain II – Alabama
Thank you next. One the easiest picks in the draft for us. We did pause on the thought of Kwity Paye. But in the end the need for secondary was too strong. They’ll target more defensive help in the second round.
11th. Giants – LB – Micah Parsons – Penn State
With both tackles off the board and the signing of Golladay, we went with the best player available in Parsons. Head Coach Joe Judge comes from New England where versatile linebackers rule the day. We looked at Alijah Vera Tucker but in the end Parsons was the pick in a offensive line loaded draft.
12th. Eagles – CB – Jaycee Horn – South Carolina
This one was more of a debate. Yes they need help at WR but they did draft one in the first round last year. Yes they did trade for Slay but he wasn’t the player we were used to seeing in Detroit. Regardless they need help at both positions and in a WR heavy draft we went with the second best CB on the board. P.S. an Eagles fan made this pick.
13th. Lions (from LAC) – WR – Jaylen Waddle – Alabama
Lions keep winning! After trading back and gaining more assets, they find themselves getting arguably the best WR in the entire draft class. this was a quick decision in the “war room.”
14th. Vikings – T/G – Alijah Vera-Tucker – USC
Another lay up, Tucker gives the Vikings inside- outside versatility. Kwity Paye was another option but we felt o-line help was more of a need.
15th. Falcons (from NE) – CB – Caleb Farley – Virginia Tech
After a big trade down, as well as a big haul, the Falcons take what was once considered the best CB in the class. Albeit for minor invasive back surgery Farley would have gone higher than this. If the Falcons plan to keep up with the weapons in the NFC South they’re going to need CB’s.
16th. Cardinals – EDGE – Kwity Paye – Michigan
Cardinals lost Hassan Reddick in the offseason, so looking for his replacement even with the addition of JJ Watt seems natural here. With the top corners gone we gave them the best pass rusher in the draft, because you can’t have too many of them.
17th. Raiders – OT – Christian Darrisaw – Virginia Tech
This was a quick and easy pick for us. You don’t trade half of your O-line away and not take one in the first round. They get a stud in Darrisaw.
18th. Colts (from MIA) – OT – Teven Jenkins – Oklahoma State
Trade Alert! With the retirement of Anthony Castanzo, tackle is a huge need for the Colts. Especially in keeping Wentz healthy. We had them leapfrog the Football Team and Bears, both tackle needy teams to secure the last of the top tier tackles. Miami trades down and collects a fourth this year and a 4th in 2022.
19th. Washington – WR -Devonta Smith – Alabama
Somehow Smith falls all they way to 19 and the Football Team ends his slide. I was surprised we didn’t have a team trade up for him earlier but that is the way the board fell. “Teams” were calling Washington for a deal but they decided to take the Heisman Trophy winner to add to Terry Mclaurin and Curtis Samuel. Pick was ran in by a Washington fan.
20th. Bears – CB – Greg Newsome II – Northwestern
With the top tackles off the board it was an easy choice for us to give them the best corner. The Bears recently cut Fuller and while they have a few young corners on the roster, we had them keep Newsome in Chicago.
21st. Dolphins (from IND) – LB – Zaven Collins – Tulsa
Dolphins move back, gain some draft capital and get one of the best linebackers in the draft. Collins is a Flores kind of guy and like Judge in New York, we had them take the centerpiece of their defense.
22nd. Titans – WR- Rashod Bateman – Minnesota
We would’ve considered Newsome here for the Titans after moving on from both Malcolm Butler and Adoree Jackson. With him off the board it came down to Ojulari and Bateman. We went with Bateman here as we felt the value and need were to great to pass up on.
23rd. Jets – Edge – Azeez Ojulari – Georgia
Jets have a plethora of needs on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. their were a multitude of options we looked at here, RB, O-line, Secondary but in the end we gave new coach Robert Saleh his pass rusher in Ojulari.
24th. Steelers – OC – Creed Humphrey – Oklahoma
There’s no doubt we agreed that the Steelers need a running back but we kept coming back to the same question, What line is he going to run behind? With holes at tack, center and possibly guard we took the best center off the board for them in Humphrey.
25th. Jaguars – S – Trevon Moehrig – TCU
Another team with multiple holes but we felt like at this point secondary was still a major spot of emphasis. Barmore was under heavy consideration and we did briefly talk wide receiver. In the end, with a pick at the top of the second, we felt a wide receiver could be there while Moehrig was too good to pass up for them.
26th. Browns – DT – Christian Barmore Alabama
Linebacker Jamin Davis was in play but with the recent release of Sheldon Richardson Barmore was an easy consensus pick.
27th. Ravens – LB – Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah – Notre Dame
Ravens need a wide receiver bad! Sammy Watkins ain’t going to cut it but we felt they could use help on defense as well after losing MAtt Judon and Yannick Ngakoue. JOK can be used in a variety of creative ways in that defense and the Ravens end his slide.
28th. Saints – WR – Terrace Marshall – LSU
This one was another easy pick. We looked at Asante Samuel Jr and Eric Stokes but there is no one across from Michael Thomas. we kept the LSU receiver in New Orleans and give Jameis/ Taysom another weapon in the passing game.
29th. Packers – WR – Kadarius Toney – Florida
Center Landon Dickerson was initially the pick here to replace Linsley but we had a Packers fan pop in during the discussion and was adamant about getting Rodgers another weapon. While we felt there would still be good receivers that fit the offense better in round two we gave the Cheesehead what he wanted.
30th. Bills – RB – Najee Harris – Alabama
Cornerback has discussed here as was reaching for Pat Freiermuth but Najee makes a lot of sense. Devin Singletary still hasn’t proven to be the guy and while we agreed they like Zack Moss the talent was too good to pass up here.
31st. Dolphins (from KC) – RB – Travis Etienne – Clemson
Trade up!! The Dolphins sneak back into the second round and grab their playmaking running back. Gaskins had flashes last season but was oft injured. Etienne gives Miami a true three down RB to pair with Tua and Chase. Chiefs slide back to 36 and pick up this years fourth Miami acquired from Indy.
32nd. Buccaneers – EDGE – Jaelan Phillips – Miami
Which brings us to the Bucs. I made this pick myself and believe me, it was very tough choosing between Phillips and Dickerson. I considered a trade down, but we couldn’t agree on the value or prospect that would be selected. In the end I was forced to make the pick and went with Phillips. While both layers have tremendous upside and injury concerns, I just felt like Phillips upside was slightly higher at a more important position. We’ve seen what Jason Licht and Co. can do with latter round lineman and Phillips could wind up being the best edge rusher in the draft.
So there you have it. One of many fan mocks done on Locker Room. We had a lot of fun doing it, coming up with trade scenarios for each team, with fans making the picks and having great discussion centered around the draft. If youre an apple user, Android will be available soon, but I implore you to download the app and check it out! we’ll be doing a bunch of these leading up to the draft and even some seven-round Bucs only mocks.