Draft season is officially in full hype and the Senior Bowl is getting into full swing. With the teams in the Super Bowl officially set, we almost have the exact draft order we will see in April.
With that said, we here at FakePigskin decided it was time to do a mock draft. We divided up the teams and did a one round pre-Senior Bowl mock.
The writers that took place and the teams they drafted for:
Blake Meek (@bmeek23) – Bengals, Browns, Steelers (No Pick)
John Schepps (@coachSchepps) – Redskins, Giants, Cowboys, Eagles
Mike Jernigan (@MikeJernigan79) – Lions, Vikings, Packers, Bears (No Pick)
Nate Wallen (@nate_dirt19) – Dolphins, Jets, Bills, Patriots
Ron McCleese (@MaddogFF) – Chargers, Raiders, Broncos, Chiefs
Gladys Louise Tyler (@neverenoughglt) – Panthers, Falcons, Saints
Shane Hallam (@ShanePHallam) – Cardinals, Seahawks, 49ers
Kyle Bellefeuil (@KBellf54) – Jaguars, Colts, Texans (No Pick)
Kyle Robert (@NotoriousRKO) – Buccaneers, Ravens, Titans, Rams (No Pick)
- Cincinnati Bengals (@bmeek23) – Joe Burrow, QB, LSU – Andy Dalton has served the Bengals well for the last 9 years, but it’s time to move on. Joe Burrow is the best quarterback prospect that I have personally ever watched. While not having the strongest arm, his accuracy is outstanding and it allows him to make all the throws. Bengals fans are already excited in a way they haven’t been in a long time. Burrow will be the face of the Bengals for the next decade and more.
- Washington Redskins (@coachSchepps) – Chase Young, Edge, Ohio State – The Redskins land what will likely be the #1 overall player on their board with the 2nd pick in the draft…can’t beat that.
- Detroit Lions (@MikeJernigan79) – Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn – A Patricia calling card is a stout defensive front. Brown can do anything you ask of him and he’s going to wreak havock up the middle. Well balanced D-line man who can help one of the leagues worst defenses.
- New York Giants (@coachSchepps) – Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson – This cat is a freak of nature. Saquon Barkley was made of similar stuff and Gettleman swoon’d over him. He’s big, he’s strong, he’s fast and he’s versatile. He’s not a jack of all trades master of none but rather a guy who excels at multiple things. The Giants have been in need of a stud LB for quite some time and I think thats where they will fit him.
- Miami Dolphins (@nate_dirt19) – Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama – The Dolphins were “Tanking for Tua” all year and most likely this is what will happen with their first of three first round picks. Tua has all the tools to be a stellar QB at the next level.
- Los Angeles Chargers (@MaddogFF) – Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon – With news that Rivers has sold his San Diego home and moved to Florida the hand writing is on the wall. The Chargers have some solid FA QB stop gap options like Brady, Mariota, and Bridgewater but they still need to prepare for the future now. Taking arguably the most NFL ready rookie QB in Justin Herbert makes a lot of sense.
- Carolina Panthers (@neverenoughglt) – Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma – After Kuechly announced his retirement this became a position of need. Murray is a top of the line LB prospect.
- Arizona Cardinals (@ShanePHallam) – Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State – Arizona has many needs from weapons to pass rushers to offensive line help. Secondary also is a huge concern, and Okudah fixes a huge hole. Okudah is a top 5 player in this class, and if he falls, it will hard to pass him up for a Cardinals team that will move away from Patrick Peterson sooner rather than later and still needs to develop Byron Murphy.
- Jacksonville Jaguars (@KBellf54) – Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama – At pick 9, the Jaguars land the #1 receiver on many people’s boards. Pairing Jeudy with rising star DJ Chark gives Jacksonville a solid wide receiving tandem for the future.
- Cleveland Browns (@bmeek23) – Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa – The Cleveland Browns were thought to be the cream of the AFC North crop before the season started, but they were a disappointment. Part of the reason was because their offensive line didn’t hold up for Baker Mayfield. Wirfs comes in and start right away at right tackle or guard, depending on where the Browns need him.
- New York Jets (@nate_dirt19) – CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma – The Jets have their franchise QB in Sam Darnold. Now they get their franchise, game changing WR. Lamb has dominated in college and I don’t see that changing at the next level.
- Las Vegas Raiders (@MaddogFF) – Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson – The Las Vegas Raiders are in dire need of high end talent at the WR position. Having said that Jerry Juedy or CeeDee Lamb should be their top targets but they will most likely be off the board here. Tee Higgins is a great consolation prize for Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden.
- Indianapolis Colts (@KBellf54) – AJ Epenesa, DE, Iowa – The Colts land one of the top pass rushers in this draft to help bolster their defensive line. Epenesa is a high motor, powerful pass rusher than can play on the edge as well as kick inside.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@NotoriousRKO) – Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia – Offensive tackle Andrew Thomas has tremendous upside at the next level and has the potential to be the first tackle off the board in the 2020 NFL Draft. The Buccaneers get a value landing Thomas at 12. Whomever Tampa Bay decides to have under center in 2020 will need protection and Thomas should provide it.
- Denver Broncos (@MaddogFF) – Javon Kinlaw, DL, South Carolina – Vic Fangio is a defensive mastermind and will look to add more explosive playmakers on the interior and Javon Kinlaw fits the bill. Super athletic with a high motor he’ll be the perfect addition in the middle with the explosive edge rusher tandem of Von Miller and Bradley Chubb.
- Atlanta Falcons (@neverenoughglt) – Yetur Gross-Matos, Edge, Penn State – Last season the Falcons recorded 28 total sacks, while their opponents had 50. 6’5″ 265 pound Gross-Matos recorded 9.5 sacks and 15 tackles for losses. Gross-Matos has great athleticism and has a sky high potential as a pass rusher.
- Dallas Cowboys (@coachSchepps) – Grant Delpit, S, LSU – If you told me at this time last year that Dallas would end up with Delpit in 2020 i’d have thought the Cowboys tanked and finished with a top 10 pick. It’s safe to say that Delpit’s final season at LSU was not his best. He dealt with a few injuries, looked lost at times in coverage and whiffed a bit as an open field tackler. Coaches will throw on his film from previous years and see him excel and they will buy in. The Cowboys have lacked a playmaker in the secondary for years, forced turnovers have been few and far between. Delpit will fit right in on that young defense and roam the secondary for many years to come.
- Miami Dolphins (via Pittsburgh Steelers) (@nate_dirt19) – Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama – With their second first round pick, the Dolphins move to the defensive side of the ball. Davis will be the run stopping and pass rushing DT the Dolphins need.
- Las Vegas Raiders (via Chicago Bears) (@MaddogFF) – Henry Ruggs, WR, Alabama – The Raiders have the luxury of 2 top 20 picks thanks to the Mack trade a couple years ago. In a talent rich 2020 rookie WR draft class Henry Ruggs may get bumped down a bit but regardless he’s this years Hollywood Brown type with jets to burn and a nose for the end zone.
- Jacksonville Jaguars (via Los Angeles Rams) (@KBellf54) – Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU – After trading Jalen Ramsey during this season, the Jaguars could use some help at defensive back. Fulton is a tough, physical corner who excels in man coverage and has faced tough competition playing in the SEC.
- Philadelphia Eagles (@coachSchepps) – Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama – Philadelphia could go WR here but i feel the WR depth in this draft is better than the CB depth so they will need to fill that hole earlier. The Eagles secondary was a mess down the stretch last season and Diggs should slide right in at CB1 for them.
- Buffalo Bills (@nate_dirt19) – Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin – The Bills have some holes to fill on the offensive side of the bal. Josh Allen can’t carry the offense alone and it seems as if Singletary isn’t going to be a bell cow back for them. Here they grab the prolific Jonathan Taylor to be compliment to Allen and Singletary in the Bills offense.
- New England Patriots (@nate_dirt19) – Jacob Eason, QB, Washington – The rumor mill never stops around Tom Brady and his retirement or free agent landing spot. However, if Brady stays for a year or two, they need someone to take over. The Washington Huskies QB Jacob Eason has all the tools in place. He just needs some fine tuning from Bill and Tom. Eason has a big arm and seems to be NFL ready with some help.
- New Orleans Saints (@neverenoughglt) – Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU – He is a devastating vertical receiver with easy speed to blow past defenders and make plays after the catch. Michael Thomas cant do it all by himself.
- Minnesota Vikings (@MikeJernigan79) – CJ Henderson, CB, Florida – The Vikings have serious cap trouble headed into 2020. An $8 million dollar hit to that cap is Xavier Rhodes who had a horrendous year. Henderson could step in right away, make some plays, and save the team money.
- Miami Dolphins (via Houston Texans) (@nate_dirt19) – D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia – The Dolphins select their franchise RB in Swift. He is a powerful runner that can do it all. He will be an exciting back to watch for years to come.
- Seattle Seahawks (@ShanePHallam) – Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville – Becton may be the best OT in this class and feels like a steal this late. Seattle’s offensive line has been up and down, and there is a big hole at RT with Germain Ifedi’s option not being picked up. Bookends of Duane Brown and Mekhi Becton could help Seattle’s offense get to the next level.
- Baltimore Ravens (@NotoriousRKO) – Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama – The Ravens may have the steal of the draft landing Jedrick Wills at pick 28. Baltimore will have to retool their offensive lineman over the next couple seasons with Marshall Yanda retiring, Ronnie Stanley’s contract expiring after 2020 and Orlando Brown expiring in 2021. Adding Wills allows the Ravens to be flexible, stay with their scheme and give Lamar Jackson the huge payday that is surely coming.
- Tennessee Titans (@NotoriousRKO) – K’Lavon Chaisson, Edge, LSU – The Titans continue to add to their young linebacker core adding K’Lavon Chaisson from LSU. Tennessee’s strength is in the middle of their defensive line. Adding a stellar pass rusher should improve an improving defense that needs help getting to the quarterback. With Dean Pees retirement it will be interesting to see what tweaks the defensive may have. No matter how they tweak the defense, Chaisson should fit into the scheme.
- Green Bay Packers (@MikeJernigan79) – Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU – It’s no secret that the Packers need help at receiver. Jefferson and his 6′ 3″ frame will give Rodgers a tall target who doesn’t hesitate to go after balls with tenacity and vigor.
- Kansas City Chiefs (@MaddogFF) – JK Dobbins, RB, Ohio State – We all know Andy Reid loves his prototypical workhorse RB in his system who can do it all. Let’s be real here Damien Williams is a good fit but isn’t durable enough to handle a full workload. Enter JK Dobbins into the conversation and you have one of the most complete and battle tested backs in the class. Dobbins bounced back big last year rushing for an Ohio State record 2,003 yards.
- San Francisco 49ers (@ShanePHallam) – Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama – This pick was more value for a team with little holes. Safety was a position thought to be a need last year, but a healthy Jimmie Ward helped it not be a huge issue in 2019. With Ward’s injury history and the lack of secondary depth, McKinney would provide a nickel/dime player initially who could develop into a starter soon