NFL NFL Draft

X and Bryce’s Dual Mock

I (X) teamed with my co-owner Bryce to produce this masterpiece of a mock draft. We tried to fill team needs, and keep it as realistic as we could. I had the evens as Bryce managed the odds. Anyway, without further ado, here is our dual mock:

  1. Arizona Cardinals- Kyler Murray (QB) Oklahoma-This is one of the most anticipated picks of the draft. After drafting Josh Rosen last year, Rosen has been in the middle of trade rumors for months now. And with new HC Kliff Kingsbury in Arizona, Kyler Murray has been on the other side of discussions in Arizona. Kyler would play in Kingsbury’s offense nicely.
  2. San Francisco 49ers- Nick Bosa (DE) The Ohio State University- The 49ers will once again try to find an elite pass rusher by way of the draft. Bosa is atop most experts big boards and has been touted as to be better than older brother Joey. Soloman Thomas has been pretty much a bust over the last couple of seasons, and in this age of “win now”, that won’t cut it, even if he is just 23 years old. Lynch wants to win, and in his mind, this is the best way to do it. No brainer here at 2.
  3. Washington Redskins (from New York Jets)- Dwayne Haskins (QB) The Ohio State University-Washington has also been involved in trade discussions with the New York Jets as of late, so a trade up only makes sense for the team. QB is one of the many needs that the Redskins need to fix during the draft, and Haskins would fill a huge hole in Washington’s offense left by Alex Smith, Colt McCoy, and others. 
  4. Oakland Raiders– Quinnen Williams (DT) Alabama- Oakland gets an absolute steal with Williams. If Jon Gruden was running the organization, I feel as though he would take someone from left field that would not contribute to the team. Mike Mayock brings sanity to the bay and will do what is obvious and take the player with the least bust potential in the draft.
  5. Tampa Bay BuccaneersJosh Allen (DE/OLB) Kentucky- Josh Allen would play a huge role in Tampa’s defense as they’re in need of a DE opposite Jason Pierre-Paul, and an outside LB next to Lavante David. Tampa Bay could go with Devin White or Josh Allen here, but Allen makes more sense with this pick.
  6. New York Giants- Drew Lock (QB) Mizzou- Drew Lock has a cannon for an arm, doesn’t show a ton of emotion on the field, and has large “trunky” legs; exactly the player Dave Gettleman wants! Lock is a good pick sure has Eli has been on ‘E’ for a while, but David Gettlemen running the franchise scares me for Giants fans. This Eli saga should have been long over, but hopefully, they take Lock here signaling a changing of the guard for the franchise.
  7. Jacksonville Jaguars- Jawaan Taylor (OT) Florida- Jacksonville could go anywhere with this pick, but their number 1 priority should be protecting Nick Foles for many years, along with giving Leonard Fournette an extra blocker. 
  8. Detroit Lions- Devin White (MLB) LSU- Detroit last took a linebacker in the first round in 2017, and most of you are heading to Google to check who that even was. Jarad Davis (yes that is indeed who it was) isn’t bad at all, but is not even close to the generational talent White is. Not a case of need, but the best player on the board for Detroit.
  9.  Buffalo Bills- Ed Oliver (DT/DE/OLB) Houston- While Buffalo needs to finish rebuilding their offense, Oliver slipping to 9 may ruin all of their round 1 plans. Buffalo will look to find a replacement for Kyle Williams, and Oliver may be that guy.
  10. Denver Broncos- Devin Bush (LB) Michigan- Bush is my second favorite Devin at MLB, and can really anchor the middle in Denver. He is everything recent MLB hasn’t been: athletic and have a good range of motion. Bush has also been linked to Denver, so this makes sense according to Twitter. 
  11. New York Giants (from Cincinnati Bengals)- DK Metcalf (WR) Ole Miss- The Giants traded Odell Beckham Jr to the Browns earlier this off-season, the Giants will look to rebuild their WR room while also giving Drew Lock another weapon to throw to. 
  12. Green Bay Packers- Brian Burns (DE/OLB) Florida State-  Green Bay is determined to get a pass rusher. Za’Darius Smith is a good start but doesn’t completely fill the need. Burns has great size and athleticism and makes sense in Green Bay.
  13. Miami Dolphins- Jonah Williams (LT) Alabama- The Dolphins need to look to upgrade through the trenches before finding their QB of the future. Jonah will give Ryan Fitzpatrick and their RBs the protection they need. Jonah will be a great replacement for Jawuan James, who they lost in Free Agency recently. Also, he is a left tackle, stop discriminating his arm length, you weirdoes.
  14. Carolina Panthers (from Atlanta Falcons)- T.J Hockenson (TE) Iowa- The Draft is filled with stories, and what better story than an inner division trade in order to secure the next TE after Greg Olsen? Panther fans (if there is any left from 2015) please don’t be alarmed, Hockerson is world ahead of Ian Thomas in almost everything. Thomas is very solid, but Hockenson is one of the best prospects in the entire draft and will only fall due to lack of need at other positions. 
  15. New York Jets (From Washington Redskins- Christian Wilkins (DL) Clemson- The Jets trade back 12 spots here with the Redskins to select Christian Wilkins from Clemson. Wilkins will surely be the upgrade from Steve McLendon that the team is looking for. 
  16. Atlanta Falcons (From Carolina Panthers)- Cody Ford (OL) Oklahoma- Ford is really, really talented. He is also a physical beast that with the right development, can easily be a Pro Bowl caliber player, Atlanta needs a force on the line, and this is the best way to do that
  17. Cincinnati Bengals (from New York Giants)- Montez Sweat (DE/OLB) Mississippi State- Reports surfaced recently that teams have taken Sweat off their draft boards due to a recent heart condition, which could cause him to slip in the draft. With that, I feel like the Bengals will take a chance on Sweat with the 17th pick. 
  18.  Minnesota Vikings- Andre Dillard (OT) Washington State- Minnesota could use a tackle. Here is them taking a tackle. Do you know lineman are very large and strong? They are by far the most fun to talk about when sleep deprived and trying to finish your mock draft. 10/10 recommend you try it sometime.
  19. Tennessee Titans- N’Keal Harry (WR) Arizona State- The Titans brought in Adam Humphries to create some competition in the WR room, but they’re still missing that one deep threat that they need. This pick also gives Mariota another weapon to hopefully have a bounce-back season. 
  20. Pittsburgh Steelers- A.J Brown (WR) Ole Miss- Another storyline, as Pittsburgh makes A.J Brown the new ‘AB’ in the Steel City. AJ is the more polished of the Ole Miss boys and is a freak of nature in his own right. If Big Ben doesn’t get in his feelings, expect this to be a scary duo for the next few seasons. 
  21. Seattle Seahawks- Greedy Williams (CB) LSU- Seattle has been in need of a CB since they released Richard Sherman, Jeremy Lane, and others last off-season. With this pick, Seattle creates a nice duo between Williams & Shaquill Griffin. 
  22. Baltimore Ravens- Marquise “Hollywood” Brown (WR) Oklahoma- I am not associated with the Ravens in any way, but I want this to happen extremely bad. The Ravens can just build a track team around Lamar Jackson, and if he develops any throwing ability at all, could be one of the most unique offenses of all time. 
  23. Houston Texans- Rashan Gary (DL) Michigan- Houston will look to improve their DT position after losing Christian Covington to Dallas. Gary provides a nice spark on their DL for many years and could become a productive player on their Defense.
  24. Oakland Raiders (from Chicago Bears)- Darnell Savage (S) Maryland- Teams overvalue safety’s a bit in today’s NFL, but that doesn’t mean they are not important. Savage has great ball instincts, and Oakland needs all the playmakers they can get. Mayock saves the day again, as Gruden licks his lips in the background.
  25. Philadelphia Eagles- DeAndre Baker (CB) Georgia- It seems like every season the Eagles lose somebody in their secondary, and with Sidney Jones not living up to expectations, Baker would put their secondary over the top for many years to come, as well as possibly replacing Ronald Darby if the team doesn’t retain him next season. 
  26. New England Patriots (From Indianapolis Colts)- Daniel Jones (QB) Duke- Twitter said Daniel Jones will go in the top 15. If he does, I will send out free hugs to the fanbase that such tragic events that will happen too. Tom Brady is the age of a grandfather in this day and age, and need to start looking at the future a bit. New England leapfrogs the Chargers with this trade and ensures they have the rights to the Duke product. Jones is a project, but the Patriots are like that kid Jacob who you went to high school with and are really good at projects. 
  27. Oakland Raiders (from Dallas Cowboys)- Josh Jacobs (RB) Alabama- Oakland needs to improve their run game this year, and with the recent news of Marshawn Lynch not returning to Oakland, the team will need an RB even more. Jacobs has been linked to a few teams, including the Raiders.
  28. Los Angeles Chargers- Dexter Lawrence (DL) Clemson- Lawrence is the second Clemson D-Lineman taken here in the first round. The Chargers have needed an elite presence to clog up the line for a while now, and will finally get it here at 28. 
  29. Seattle Seahawks (From Kansas City Chiefs)- Clelin Ferrell (DL) Clemson- With Seattle trading Frank Clark, they will look to find a replacement in the draft. Ferrell would fit their team well, along with giving them the spark that they need to put their defense over the top.
  30. Green Bay Packers (from New Orleans Saints)- Noah Fant (TE) Iowa- Fant falls a little in this draft as teams just have glaring holes at other positions. Jimmy Graham has been heavily speculated as a possible training camp cut, and even if he does play only has so much left in the tank. Fant gives A-Rod a shiny new toy to play with, and would work very well in Matt Lafluer’s faster-paced offense,
  31. Los Angeles Rams- Garrett Bradbury (C) N.C State- The Rams lost their Center John Sullivan in Free Agency this off-season, so they’ll need to find a replacement for him. Bradbury is arguably the best Center in this draft, so LA will improve at a position while adding nice value in the back half of the 1st round.
  32. Indianapolis Colts (From New England Patriots)- Byron Murphy (CB) Washington- The Colts trade back here and take someone they should have considered drafting at their original spot at 26. Murphy had some excellent games in college, and if he translates to the NFL could really help the Colts weaker secondary. 

Second Round

  1. Arizona: Kelvin Harmon
  2. Indianapolis (from N.Y. Jets)- Hakeem Butler
  3. Oakland- Dalton Risner
  4. San Francisco- Chris Lindstrom
  5. Cincinnati Bengals (from N.Y Giants)- Jeffrey Simmons
  6. Jacksonville- Johnathan Abraham
  7. Tampa Bay- Deebo Samuel
  8. Buffalo- Irv Smith Jr.
  9. Denver- Dre’Mont Jones
  10. New York Giants (Cincinnati)- Jerry Tillery
  11. L.A Chargers (from Detroit)- Will Grier
  12. Green Bay- Mack Wilson
  13. Atlanta- Amani Oruwariye
  14. New York Jets (From Washington Redskins)- Kaleb McGary
  15. Carolina- Taylor Rapp
  16. Miami- Paris Campbell
  17. Cleveland- Rock Ya-Sin
  18. Minnesota- Gerald Willis
  19. Tennessee- Zach Allen
  20. Pittsburgh- Lonnie Johnson
  21. Philadelphia (from Baltimore)- Darrell Henderson
  22. Houston (from Seattle)- Greg Little
  23. Houston- Justin Layne
  24. New England (from Chicago Bears) Riley Ridley
  25. Philadelphia- Juan Thornhill
  26. Dallas- Chauncey Gardner-Johnson
  27. Indianapolis- Chase Winovich
  28. Detroit (From L.A Chargers)- Jaylon Ferguson
  29. Kansas City- Julian Love
  30. New Orleans– Andy Isabella
  31. Kansas City (from L.A. Rams)- Erik McCoy
  32. Indianapolis (New England)- Nasir Adderly
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