Off-Season Mock Draft 1.1

I deleted my other one and decided to redew it since now the top 20 order has been mostly determined.

Houston #1: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville. Nothing changes. If Houston has a good QB, they're likely back in the playoffs. Bridgewater is the best one there right now.

St. Louis (via Washington #2: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M. Roger Saffold is a FA and Jake Long is never guaranteed to be healthy. He is probably the #1 or #2 prospect out here, so it's a good value as well.

Jacksonville #3: Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida. I know this probably isn't the best pick, but Jacksonville needs something. Bortles probably has the greatest potential of anybody. And believe it or not, but they have a decent WR core to start him out with.

Cleveland #4: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M. This just seems like a Cleveland pick. They are all crying for a "savior" and Michael Lombardi and co. try to grab one right here. Who knows if it pans out or not, but they are going to try.

Oakland #5: Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State. Carr has a good body and arm. He is probably the most pro-ready QB outside of Teddy. And if he was available, I don't think the Raiders would take somebody like Manziel unless it was a last resort. I think the post-Al Davis era is trying to keep people like that out of their locker room.

Atlanta #6: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina. I know it all seems the same right now, but I promise it will change eventually. Clowney is the best player available and it is a great value here, and it fills a need.

Tampa Bay #7: Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo. Mack gives the Buccaneers a Von Miller-type presence. He is a very good pick here.

Minnesota #8: Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA. I honestly am thinking Minnesota will be trading down here if none of the top 4 QB's are there. But since, I can't really predict to where and for what, I have to just put Barr here. He is a very good pass-rushing OLB who should gain 10-15 pounds so he can be either a 3-4 OLB or 4-3 DE.

Buffalo #9: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State. Buffalo needs another CB opposite of Stephen Gilmore. You saw how bad their pass D was when Gilmore was out (except against us). Dennard is probably the best CB in this class.

Detroit #10: Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama. How about a mammoth LT to protect Matthew Stafford's blindside? I believe Detroit has 4 specific needs this offseason: CB, #2 WR, OT, and DE. Kouandjio is probably the best OT here.

Tennessee #11: Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn. Tennessee needs OT's, with David Stewart possibly gone this year, and Michael Roos the next year. Robinson is a good selection here.

New York Giants #12: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State. The Giants need an OT and CB mostly, and Gilbert is a very good CB, and he fits the mold the Giants like.

St. Louis #13: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson. I know the Rams have spent 3 picks (in the first 3 rounds) in the last 2 years on WR's, but they aren't panning out right now. Tavon Austin is the only one looking like a starter at this point, and he's just a slot receiver. Watkins gives them a complete (and good) #1 WR. The value here is outstanding as well.

Chicago #14: C.J. Mosely, LB, Alabama. Mosely is a very good LB, and he fills out Chicago's LB core perfectly. Jon Bostic is the MLB, with Mosely and Khaseem Greene at OLB. Scary possibility. What if the Bears drafted Mike Evans?

Pittsburgh #15: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan. Pittsburgh desperately needs a LT, as Mike Adams and Kelvin Beachum both stink. Lewan is a sure thing and is a good pick.

Baltimore #16: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M. There are 2 major reasons to make this pick. 1. Value- Evans is a great value here. 2. Need- We need another WR. Great value and it fills a need, so no reason not to make this pick.

Dallas #17: Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame. Nix is a win-win here. While most view him as a NT, he can easily play DT in a 4-3. Dallas needs a DT, and Nix is a great value. I wouldn't be surprised if they draft some 3rd round guy here either.

New York Jets #18: Marqise Lee, WR, USC. Lee has great potential, and he would be a great weapon for Geno. New York could really use a WR.

Miami #19: Cameron Erving, OT, Florida State. He's a very well rounded LT, which is exactly what the Dolphins need. Martin is gone and shouldn't be starting at LT anyway. Erving is a good pick here.

Arizona #20: Cedric Ogbuehi, OT, Texas A&M. Cedric is a very good RT right now and easily could move to LT, which I believe he will. If he stays in school, which is possible, he will take LT when Matthews is drafted.

San Diego #21: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon. San Diego needs a CB, and Ifo is a very good pick here.

Green Bay #22: Hasean Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama. Green Bay does great and picks up a falling Clinton-Dix. This a great pick in terms of value and need.

Philadelphia #23: Ryan Shazier, OLB, Ohio State. Phili gets a very good OLB in Shazier, who has a very good first-step.

Kansas City #24: Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina. Some might point out that Travis Kelce is coming back, but Alex Smith is the kind of QB that is more comfortable in a 2-TE offense then a 3 WR. He could use more intermediate targets. Ebron is also a very good value.

Cincinnati #25: Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri. Cinci has a probable need at DE with Michael Johnson most likely leaving in FA. Ealy is a very good value here and fills a need.

Cleveland (via Indy) #26: Antonio Richardson, OL, Tennessee. They could really use a RT, as Mitchell Schwartz has struggled. Richardson also has value because he could play either OG or OT. In a couple years, Cleveland has one of the better OT combos in the league.

New Orleans #27: Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson. This gives Rob Ryan a very good pass rushing OLB to into their 3-4 D.

San Francisco #28: RaShede Hageman, DT, Minnesota. San Fran could use a NT and Hagemen is a very good pick because of value and need.

New England #29: Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech. He has officially declared. Amaro is also great because of need and value.

Carolina #30: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State. This is the kind of weapon that Cam Newton needs. A huge downfield target. There are probably better options, but the Benjamin option is just too enticing.

Denver #31: David Yankey, OL, Stanford. This is a good pick. The Broncos need a LG, as Zane Beadles has struggled. But Yankey also can go out and play RT or LT if needed, so he also provides flexibility.

Seattle #32: Stephen Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame. The rich get richer. Chris Clemons is old and Michael Bennett only has a 1 year deal. They need an OG, but there are many of them they could get in the 2nd or 3rd round.

There it is. I almost gave Seattle Cyril Richardson, but like I said, there are many 2nd-3rd round guards that will work. Tuitt is just too good of a value for a team like Seattle to pass on him.

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