Gleason | 1st-Round Post-Combine Mock Draft 1.0

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1.) Arizona- Kyler Murray QB Oklahoma

The Heisman trophy winner is often viewed as the draft’s top quarterback. The last Heisman to go number one overall was Baker Mayfield last year. He finished second in Rookie of the Year voting. With Murray’s freakish athletic ability and impressive ability to throw on the run comes with a lot of upside. I see Josh Rosen out of Arizona for a second-to-third round pick in exchange for him.

 

 

2.) San Francisco 49ers- Nick Bosa EDGE Ohio State

Arguably the best overall prospect in this draft, the 49ers are not going to think twice about not taking a Bosa. His upside is often seen as bigger than his brother down the highway in Los Angeles. Nick Bosa has the best edge rushing skills in this draft.

 

3.) New York Giants* (from NYJ)- Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

Dwayne Haskins has the throwing power and accuracy. He is competing with Kyler Murray for the first quarterback taken but I think Murray wins that race. The Giants call up their Big Apple enemies and make a deal for the third overall pick. The Giants find their successor to Eli Manning. Also, I think this choice has a lot to do with Odell Beckham Jr. It’s obvious that OBJ is starting to want out of New York and I think having a young successful quarterback might change his mind and the overall culture of the New York Football Giants.

 

 

4.) Oakland Raiders- Quinnen Williams DT Alabama

Quinnen Williams is a stud defensive linemen. He’s one of the fastest 300 pound prospects in NFL Combine history. He ran a 4.8 40 yard dash. That’s insane. The Raiders are looking to fill the defensive line in this year’s draft after falling to 32nd in sacks, Williams provide much-needed interior defensive line pressure.

 

 

5.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers-  Greedy Williams CB LSU

In my opinion, Greedy is the top corner in this draft. A star cornerback paired with a young and developing Carlton Davis has the potential to create a great young cornerback duo in the league. Tampa Bay is 31st in opponents points per game and is looking to shut down the many star receivers the NFC South has to offer.

 

 

6.) New York Jets* (via NYG)- Jonah Williams OT Alabama

Jonah Williams, in my opinion, is the best Offensive Tackle in the draft. With the Jets lacking in an area in which they need someone to help protect the franchise quarterback Sam Darnold, they will likely pull the trigger on this selection. They can grab a target for Darnold in the very early stage of the third round. This would be the smartest decision for the Jets with no second-round draft pick

 

 

7.) Jacksonville Jaguars- Josh Allen EDGE Kentucky

Why aren’t the Jaguars drafting an offensive linemen? Here’s why… Josh Allen was viewed as a the second overall pick in the early stages of draft season. Teams needs changing and free agency throughout the entire NFL, I believe that is the reason why Allen has fell to the Jaguars. The Jaguars are reportedly set to sign Nick Foles from the Philadelphia Eagles. Allen has potential to be an elite pass rusher and can become the successor to the aging Calais Campbell. A pair of Ngakoue and Allen would be a duo that would be hard to maintain on the other side of the ball for years to come.

 

8.) Detroit Lions- Rashan Gary DL Michigan

Rashan Gary is one of the top Defensive Linemen in this year’s stocked draft. It would be a Hollywood ending if Gary fell to Detroit. Not only a Michigan Wolverine fan favorite, he would fit well in Matt Patricia’s defense which lacked a spark on the defensive line. With Detroit’s divorce from Ezekiel Ansah, Gary and Okwara would be a young pass rushing duo which many

teams are trying to create this year.

 

 

9.) Buffalo Bills- D.K. Metcalf WR Ole Miss

DeKaylin Zecharius Metcalf. Have you seen this guy? He’s jacked and has had a better combine than Julio Jones! He’s a big body receiver with the physicality we have not seen since Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions. The sky’s the limit for this man’s potential and with the lack of receivers the Bills have, this pick would be great. Josh Allen’s new target everyone.

 

 

10.) Denver Broncos- DeAndre Baker CB Georgia

Bradley Roby is expected to depart in free agency and Talib was traded to the Rams last season. Denver was reportedly to be high on Justin Herbert of the Oregon Ducks, but Herbert decided to return to Oregon to play Quarterback. I see Denver selecting the cornerback to replace Roby, and waiting a year to draft a quarterback.

 

 

11.) Cincinnati Bengals- Ed Oliver DT Houston

I see the Bengals taking Oliver here. A bit undersized but with the athleticism and rushing skill he is surely a top DT in the draft. Size does not matter for defensive linemen anymore thanks to Aaron Donald. The Bengals can continue to upgrade their defense with Ed Oliver and last year’s rookie Sam Hubbard.

 

 

12.) Green Bay Packers- Montez Sweat EDGE Mississippi State

WOW is all I have to say. A faster 40 yard dash than Ezekiel Elliott, Odell Beckham Jr and Antonio Brown. As a defensive linemen, that is very unheard of. Sweat is a gifted athlete with elite speed and rush ability. Green Bay would not think twice about picking him at 12 especially with the rebuilding of the defense.

 

 

13.) Miami Dolphins- Daniel Jones QB Duke

Miami is on pace with Arizona to be the worst NFL teams in the 2019 season. Ryan Tannehill is not the answer anymore. Grab a young QB who arguably had one of the best combine performances in the Quarterback class. Some of his best throws were deep throws and did a great job leading the ball to the receivers. Did I forget to mention he was the Senior Bowl MVP? Miami gets their future hopeful franchise QB.

 

 

14.) Atlanta Falcons- Cody Ford OT/G Oklahoma

The Falcons were reportedly “high on” Ford from the Sooners at number 14. With the Falcons struggling to pass and run block last year this pick would help boost an already top offense in the league. Dan Quinn was reportedly concerned about how Matt Ryan was taking so many hits. With the Falcons almost dead last in rushing yards and after giving up so many quarterback hits, this pick would be the best for Atlanta’s success. Signing Grady Jarrett to a franchise tag and working with Vic Beasley to snap out of his recent struggles is the reason Falcons pull the trigger on a stud offensive linemen.

 

 

15.) Washington Redskins- N’Keal Harry WR Arizona State

Josh Rosen a Redskin? How? It’s simple. Washington gives up a second or third round pick for the disgruntled Arizona quarterback. Jay Gruden and Rosen would be a match made in heaven. It’s unfortunate what had happened to Alex Smith during the season with his broken leg and infection but I believe the Rosen era will happen in Washington. Harry could help kickstart that. Josh Doctson has been very disappointing since he was picked in the first round by Washington. Jamison Crowder has been the top receiver that has spark plugged this offense at times. Harry is one of the top receivers in this draft and would be a top dynasty rookie to draft if chosen by Washington.

 

 

16.) Carolina Panthers- Brian Burns EDGE Florida State 

Brian Burns is a special player. With the defensive line depth in this draft it’s hard not to pass up on Burns. He had 10 sacks and 53 tackles in 2018 for the Seminoles. With Julius Peppers retiring, this pick fills his void on the defense. A young player like Burns does not come around often.

 

17.) Cleveland Browns- Marquise Brown WR Oklahoma

The Baker Mayfield show has arrived in Cleveland. Bringing Cleveland to more than one win is all Baker needed to do to win over the fanbase. He did more than that. Finishing second in Rookie of the Year voting, why not bring in his former teammate? “Hollywood Brown” is the cousin to Antonio Brown and the nephew to Albany Firebirds legend wideout Eddie Brown. An All-American selection with 75 passes for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns is worthy of the selection. Baker to Brown connection just like the good old times eh?

 

 

18.) Minnesota Vikings- Jawaan Taylor OT Florida

The Vikings offensive line is atrocious. Sitting at 18 and selecting Taylor would be a dream come true. The Vikings struggled last season due to their offensive line play. We all saw it in Seattle. Jawaan Taylor without any all conference honors is still viewed as a top linemen in this draft. Blocking for Cousins and Cook is all the Vikings need to do to be back in the playoffs next season.

 

 

19.) Tennessee Titans- T.J. Hockenson TE Iowa

Marcus Mariota has struggled to pass the ball. The Titans have dealt with passing woes for many years. Another target for Mariota is going to help him succeed in Nashville. TJ is the best Tight End in the draft and can be a top Tight End in the league.

 

 

20.) Pittsburgh Steelers- Byron Murphy CB Washington

Pittsburgh finished 27th in total defense in 2018. Joe Haden led the team with a lowly two interceptions. Byron Murphy is the answer. A top corner in the draft at twenty is a no brainer. The Steelers have a lot to improve on and starting with the secondary woes is a good start.

 

21.) Seattle Seahawks- Taylor Rapp S Washington

Taylor Rapp is arguably the best safety in the draft and playing for another Washington state team would be a perfect fit. The Seattle Seahawks secondary has lacked fire power ever since Kam Chancellor’s neck injury which forced him into retirement. With Earl Thomas expecting to move on from the Seahawks in free agency this pick would be a step in the right direction to bring back the Legion of Boom mentality.

 

21.) Baltimore Ravens- Devin White LB LSU

With the Ravens passing on CJ Mosley with the franchise tag and Za’Darius Smith going to free agency, the Ravens snag the best linebacker in the draft. In 2017, he lead the SEC in tackles. Baltimore has always been viewed as a defensive team since becoming a franchise not too long ago. Devin White was made for the Baltimore Defense.

 

22.) Houston Texans- Andre Dillard OT Washington State

Houston’s offensive line can improve and ultimately make Watson’s job a little bit easier. Watson was sacked 62 times last season. An improvement in the offensive line can help Houston make it further into the playoffs, especially with rumors of Houston entering the LeVeon Bell sweepstakes. After stud Senior Bowl performance from Dillard, he has proven to be an NFL starting caliber tackle.

 

23.) Oakland Raiders via Chicago Bears- Clelin Ferrell DE Clemson

Ferrell is a 6’5 MACHINE. This kid can play. The former Ted Hendricks award winner would replace Julius Peppers on the defensive line. Ferrell was part of the big reason Clemson became National Champions. He said “I can be what Aldon Smith could’ve been.” Those are strong words you want to hear coming out of a prospect. It says that he wants to be the opposite of what Smith was (not troubled and a sack machine). Raiders fill the need at Defensive End with Ferrell, who will be a nightmare for offenses.

 

25.) Philadelphia Eagles- Nasir Adderley S Delaware

Do we remember the day Amari Cooper had against the Eagles? 217 yards and 3 touchdowns against an embarrassing Eagles secondary. Adderley would add the coverage the Eagles need to contain Odell Beckham Jr. and Amari Cooper in the NFC East twice a year. The defense is what the Eagles need to work on and adding a stud safety is the best way to do so.

 

26.) Indianapolis Colts- A.J. Brown WR Ole Miss

A.J. Brown is the missing piece the Colts need on offense. The Colts rebuilt a dreadful offense this season and looked to be great. They need a compliment to T.Y. Hilton. Giving Andrew Luck another weapon will help them move down the field easier. Combined with his speed and run after the catch skills and an elite quarterback will be great for the Colts.

 

27.) Oakland Raiders via Dallas Cowboys- Rock Ya-Sin CB Temple

The Raiders are focused on rebuilding their defense with the Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper picks. Ya-Sin had a terrific combine and a great Senior Bowl. Raiders are looking for secondary help and this kid has all the skills to fill their need. The Raiders cannot pass up the value of the first round defensive players in 2019.

 

28.) Los Angeles Chargers- Mack Wilson LB Alabama

The Chargers have a great defense already. The addition of Mack to the linebacking group would make this defense special. He was voted to second team All-SEC and recorded 12 tackles in the National Championship against Georgia. Wilson would join an already loaded Chargers defensive front.

 

29.) Kansas City Chiefs- Jonathan Abram S Mississippi State

Abram is easily the hardest hitting safety in this year’s draft. The Chiefs secondary played poorly last season and ultimately lost them the championship game against New England. With Kansas City firing Bob Sutton, Abram would bring something great to a new and improving defense to help push them into the Super Bowl.

 

30.) Green Bay Packers via New Orleans Saints- Noah Fant TE Iowa

Noah Fant had a fantastic day at the combine. His speed and catching ability is what makes him a first round talent at the Tight End position. With Aaron Rodgers at the helm only good things can come from this selection.

 

31.) Los Angeles Rams- Irv Smith Jr. TE Alabama

The Rams were the best football team in the NFL. There was one hole that the team needs to address this season and that is the Tight End. Irv Smith Jr. can improve the offense all around and is better overall than any Tight End on the roster.  He is a great route runner and his catching ability is fantastic. Jared Goff could use an upgrade at tight end to keep the McVay train rolling in L.A.

 

32.) New England Patriots- Chauncey Gardner Johnson CB/S Florida

Chauncey Gardner Johnson had a great combine with a 4.49 40 yard dash. With his versatility showcased to play multiple positions in the secondary, it would fill a need for New England. With Devin McCourty mulling retirement, this pick would fill his spot on the defense. A great player who racked up 161 tackles and 9 interceptions over 3 seasons in Gainesville is always a great addition.

 

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