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Mock Draft 1.0
Published at 1/8/2018 11:40:39 PM
This is my first mock draft. Please give me feedback.
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The Cleveland Browns need help all over the field. They need to start by drafting a franchise quarterback. Allen has a lot of upside but he really needs to work on his accuracy. He completed only 56.0 percent of his passes at Wyoming in 2016 and 56.3 percent in 2017.
Many believe the Giants 3rd round pick this past year, Davis Webb, would take over for Eli Manning in 2018. However, the Giants are interested in Rosen.
Rosen is strictly a pocket passer; he has very little mobility. He is considered by many to be the best quarterback in this years draft.
The Colts gave up a leauge-high 56 sacks this season, and the offensive line is a huge problem. The poor play in recent seasons forced Andrew Luck to miss the entire 2017 season. McGlinchey is a huge player at 6'8'' and can start immediately at left tackle.
Isaiah Crowell has been inconsistent and Barkley, who many believe is the best player in the draft, could immediately replace him at running back. Barkley is a monster of a runner and should help catapult the Browns offense to be one of the best running teams. Duke Johnson would be a nice complementary back behind Barkley.
The Broncos started three quarterbacks in 2017: Trevor Siemian (Who was inconsistant and turned the ball over a lot), Paxton Lynch (A tall quarterback from Memphis who has started only a couple of games since he entered the leauge), and Brock Osweiler (Who left Denver for Houston and money in 2016 and was a flop before going to Cleveland and then back to Denver). Chad Kelly was on the practice squad this year but does not look a viable quarterback.
Darnold has a lot of potential but will need to develop with his arm. He has mobility and should be able to scramble. Look for Denver to pick up some wide receivers and tight ends to help out Darnold.
Bilal Powell is 29 and has only one year of starting experience, and Matt Forte didn't play much in 2017 and may be released. Drafting Guice, who is a true downfield rusher, will take pressure off of a young quarterback.
The Bucs only racked up 22 sacks in 2017, last in the leauge. Chubb, who is Georgia running back Nick Chubb's cousin, was the 2017 ACC defensive player of the year. Chubb will dominate tackles and should help the Buccaneers move up in the rankings for sacks.
Kevin White has been a bust so far. He has appeared in 5 games in 3 years and has 21 catches and zero touchdowns. The Bears will get Cameron Meredith back next year but Mitchell Trubisky needs more people to throw to. Ridley would become a starter from day one in a wide receiver core that featured Dontrelle Inman, Markus Wheaton, and Kendall Wright
Jimmy Garoppolo needs more weapons to throw to. Sutton is arguably the best receiver in the class and he didn't come from a power 5 conference. He will help tremendously in the passing game.
Vea will be a dominant force and can help an Oakland Raiders defense. He is huge at 6'5'' and 340 pounds.
James is a dominant defensive back and will halp a dolphins defense that ranked 16th against the pass. Cordrea Tankersly and Xavien Howard are great cornerbacks, so the secondary can become elite with a safety like James.
Ward can come in and replace the old and often-in-trouble Adam "Pacman" Jones. Dre Kirkpatrick has come on lately after looking like a bust. Ward is considered to be the best cornerback and defensive back in this years draft class. He will start right away for Cincinnati.
Terrelle Pryor was a terrible signing. The Redskins should have known that a former quarterback turned wide receiver who had a 1000 yard season for the Browns wouldn't pan out on a team that had multiple other viable receiving options. Yes, I know Washington drafted Josh Doctson in 2016 but the Redskins need other targers other than Doctson and Jamison Crowder for quarterback Kirk Cousins or whoever is the quarterback next year. Kirk has a lot of potential and like all receivers can perform well with a solid quarterback like Cousins.
The Packers have a lot of decent positional players, and they really need to work on their defence this offseason. The Packers already have Jake Ryan and Blake Martinez, and they are both inside linebackers; however Smith can also play outsise linebacker. Smith will bring athletism to the Packers defense.
The Cardinals could find their next quarterback with this pick; however, they can find a quarterback in the second round and could draft a cornerback here to help project the Cardinals secondary back to the elite status. Jackson is a product of LSU, which is where both Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu went.
The Ravens love Alabama players, like the Cardinals love players from LSU. Fitzpatrick is arguably the best defensive back in the draft. Eric Weddle is old and Will Hill is no longer a Raven. Fitzpatrick is a great center fielder who can turn a secondary elite.