Welcome to my first NFL mock draft ever. There are a lot of risky picks and uncertainty in the upcoming NFL draft, so it should definitely be a fun one:
1. The Cincinnati Bengals select LSU Quarterback, Joe Burrow
This is the easiest pick in the draft.Burrow had the greatest college football season ever, with a 202.o passer rating.
2. The Washington Redskins select Ohio State Defensive End, Chase Young
Chase Young is the most talented player in this draft as he set the Ohio State single-season sack record, which is crazy considering both of the Bosa brothers also went to Ohio State.
There is a chance that this picks gets traded, but Chase Young is too talented to trade away an opportunity to pick him. Ron Rivera is a defensive-minded head coach and it would be hard to imagine them taking a Quarterback here at number 2.
3. The Detroit Lions select Ohio State Cornerback, Jeffery Okudah
With head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn both trying to save their jobs they no doubt will be taking someone that can help them win now, eliminating any chance at taking a player like Tua Tagovailoa.
Last year the Lions secondary was despicable as they gave up the most passing yards in the league, so Okudah is the pick here. Not to mention they traded away all-pro corner, Darius Slay.
4. The New York Giants select Iowa Offensive Tackle, Tristian Wirfs
The Giants found their quarterback in Daniel Jones but they have to protect him. Last year the Giants ranked in the bottom half the league in sacks allowed coming in at 20. Jones fumbled a whopping 1o times in 2019 ,but with the addition of Wirfs in the Giants’ Offensive Line, expect the number of fumbles Jones had to drop.
5. The Miami Dolphins select Alabama Quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa
This is an easy pick for the Dolphins as they do not have their franchise quarterback on the roster. Tua had the highest efficiency rating ever in college football. Unlike Joe Burrow, Tua was great every single year he started for Alabama.
Yes, there are definitely injury concerns, but when healthy Tua has the highest upside in the draft and is very much worth risking a pick on.
6. The Los Angeles Chargers select Oregon Quarterback, Justin Herbert
After losing Phillip Rivers the Chargers are most definitely going to be taking a quarterback in the draft and it is going to be Justin Herbert. Los Angeles is a great fit for Justin, the chargers were in the top half of the league in sacks per game at 2.1 per game and have many weapons such as Mike Williams, Keenan Allen, and Austin Ekeler.
7. The Carolina Panthers select Louisville Offensive Tackle, Mekhi Becton
The Panthers should most definitely be in the running to take an Offensive Lineman. The Panthers gave up 3.6 sacks a game last year which ranked second highest in the NFL, and if they want Teddy Bridgewater to be productive, they can not afford to give up nearly 4 sacks a game.
8. The Arizona Cardinals select Alabama Offensive Tackle, Jedrick Wills
Kyler Murray was sacked 48 times in 16 games last year and still managed to win Rookie Of The Year. They found their franchise quarterback in Murray, but they have to protect him. Jedrick Wills is a run stopper and will fit in well with Kliff Kingsbury’s run-heavy offense.
9. The Jacksonville Jaguars select Clemson Linebacker, Isaiah Simmons
Simmons is the most versatile defensive player in the draft and where better of a landing spot than the Jaguars. Nobody develops defensive talent like Jacksonville. Isaiah Simmons can flourish in such a great defensive system as I believe that the Jacksonville coaching staff will put Simmons in great places to succeed ,as that may be tough for other teams. Simmons is very versatile as some have called him “position-less”.
10. The Cleveland Browns select Georgia Left Tackle, Andrew Thomas
The Browns were a good offensive line and good coach away last year from being a legitimate contender. They got their coach as they hired former Minnesota offensive coordinator, Kevin Stefanski. The Browns signed right tackle Jack Conklin and here they will draft left tackle Andrew Thomas to complete their offensive line.
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