BY HUNTER DONELSON
1. Arizona Cardinals – Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma – Whether it’s Kliff Kingsbury drafting his own franchise QB or the Cardinals trading for a load of picks, Kyler Murray will be selected first overall.
2. San Francisco 49ers – Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State – Nick Bosa is probably the best player in the draft but the rise of Kyler Murray has overtaken NFL scouts, or Arizona to say the least. It’s a toss up between Bosa and Quinnen Williams for the 49ers but Bosa seems like the better fit.
3. New York Jets – Ed Oliver, DT, Houston – Although this pick has an overwhelming chance of getting traded, this is a no-trade mock draft. Reports have come out saying there is no way the Jets will pass on Oliver at number three, if they do keep the pick for whatever reason.
4. Oakland Raiders – Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama – After trading All-Pro defensive end Khalil Mack, Gruden claims he cried. So, to cheer himself up, he will select what some may consider the best pass rusher in the draft this year.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Devin White, LB, LSU – After losing Pro Bowl linebacker Kwon Alexander this offseason, the Bucs will most definitely need a replacement. White would be a great fit down in the Bay.
6. New York Giants – Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State – I don’t think the Giants could go wrong in any other situation than drafting a running back, which they obviously won’t do.
7. Jacksonville Jaguars – Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida – Jacksonville was a huge disappointment last season but after dropping Blake Bortles and picking up Nick Foles, their only missing piece seems to be on the offensive line.
8. Detroit Lions – Josh Allen, LB, Kentucky – The Lions are in desperate need of an edge rusher after not coming to terms on a deal with Ezekiel Ansah this offseason. Josh Allen would be the guy they’re looking for and some.
9. Buffalo Bills – Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama – After seeing numerous highlights of Bills rookie QB Josh Allen running for his life last season, the Bills will need to do something about it. Williams is right at the top among offensive tackles in this class and Buffalo needs to take advantage early.
10. Denver Broncos – Drew Lock, QB, Missouri – There has been a lot of speculation surrounding this pick. Broncos general manager John Elway isn’t completely sold on drafting a franchise quarterback this year, but he should be if it’s Drew Lock.
11. Cincinnati Bengals – Devin Bush, LB, Michigan – The Bengals linebacking core was among the worst in the NFL last season with an unreliable (now gone) Vontaze Burfict and an injured Preston Brown. Devin Bush has been all over NFL scouts’ boards but I’m sold with him going #11.
12. Green Bay Packers – T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa – Aaron Rodgers needs more weapons and I expect the Packers to do just that. After the Jimmy Graham signing failed Green Bay needs to look for a new option at TE. Hockenson is one of the most athletic players in the draft and a perfect fit for the cheeseheads.
13. Miami Dolphins – Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson – Miami has built up it’s secondary fairly well over the past few seasons and now it’s time to get to the defensive line. Wilkins was a monster for Clemson this past season and will do some damage in the NFL.
14. Atlanta Falcons – Rashan Gary, DE, Michigan – Gary has just come out with a shoulder injury which should impact his draft stock, but not as much as everyone says. Atlanta’s defense was mediocre last season as they were plagued by injuries but the need for pass rush is a guarantee.
15. Washington Redskins – Daniel Jones, QB, Duke – After Alex Smith’s horrifying injury a time table for his return is way out of the question. If the Redskins do make this move I’m not sure how it will turnout, all I know is saying they need a quarterback is a HUGE understatement.
16. Carolina Panthers – Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State – Cam Newton’s injuries have racked up and for an already mobile quarterback the Panthers need to do everything they can to protect him. Dillard is the best pass blocking tackle in the draft so they couldn’t get a better chance.
17. New York Giants – Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson – After drafting Haskins with the sixth pick, the Giants will need to start their defensive rebuild. Ferrell has a ton of potential and that’s what the Giants need.
18. Minnesota Vikings – Cody Ford, OG, Oklahoma – Minnesota completely got rid of their offensive line this offseason and have a $28 million man to protect so they’ll need to revamp it as soon as possible, starting with the draft.
19. Tennessee Titans – Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State – The Titans have fallen in love with Simmons and multiple reports have released saying there is no way Tennessee lets him slip past #19. I hear you Tennessee.
20. Pittsburgh Steelers – Byron Murphy, CB, Washington – It’s very known the Steelers have needed a secondary for awhile now. Murphy, to me, isn’t the best corner in the draft but fits the Steelers scheme to perfection.
21. Seattle Seahawks – D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss – When Seattle paid Russell Wilson they forgot to leave room to provide him weapons. With a declining Doug Baldwin, the Seahawks need a deep threat with size and mobility. D.K.’s combine proved nothing less than just that.
22. Baltimore Ravens – Chris Lindstrom, OG, Boston College – It’s clear that Baltimore plays old school football and sticks to the ground game. They have just one hole to fill on the line at guard. However, I do believe there is interest in receiver N’Keal Harry with this pick as well.
23. Houston Texans – DeAndre Baker, CB, Georgia – With an aging Jonathan Joseph and the loss of Tyrann Mathieu the Texans have lost any kind of support they had in the defensive backfield. I expect them to quickly fill that gap by selecting DeAndre Baker, a great playmaker and ball hawk.
24. Oakland Raiders – Brian Burns, DE, Florida State – Adding Brian Burns to a defensive line with Quinnen Williams would be unsettling for any team besides the Raiders, who would have the opportunity to make it happen.
25. Philadelphia Eagles – Greedy Williams, CB, LSU – Greedy is my top-ranked cornerback coming out this year but after a poor combine performance and lacking the ability to tackle, he’s fallen on every teams board. Philly needs another great corner to place next to Ronald Darby, who only signed a one year deal.
26. Indianapolis Colts – Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State – There’s no way Butler will go first round, but in my opinion he’s the best wide receiver in this draft class. If Indianapolis could put him alongside TY Hilton for Andrew Luck to throw to that would be ridiculous.
27. Oakland Raiders – Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama – With a retiring Marshawn Lynch, Gruden needs to move on from Doug Martin and draft Josh Jacobs. Jacobs’ build and speed are top of the class among running backs.
28. Los Angeles Chargers – Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson – Los Angeles had little to no quarterback pressure up the middle last season which made it easy for teams to double team Joey Bosa on the edge. Lawrence is one of the more underrated pass rushers so the Chargers need to jump on it while he’s still available.
29. Seattle Seahawks – Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State – Sweat was rumored to climb the board but I haven’t really seen a fit for him anywhere else but Seattle. After trading Frank Clark to Kansas City they need defensive lineman big time.
30. Green Bay Packers – Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma – As I mentioned earlier, Aaron Rodgers needs more weapons. If Green Bay pairs up Davante Adams, TJ Hockenson, and the speedster Marquise Brown the NFC could be in some trouble.
31. Los Angeles Rams – D’Andre Walker, OLB, Georgia – The Rams look great on paper and after going to the Super Bowl last season there isn’t any obvious adjustments to make. They are a little thin at the outside linebacker position so this is just a depth choice.
32. New England Patriots – Noah Fant, TE, Iowa – We all know the news that Rob Gronkowski retired this offseason and now the Patriots have a gap to fill. Fant is a little undersized but is a great athlete with great hands for a tight end. Not to mention Brady will be throwing to him.
33. Arizona Cardinals – Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame
34. Indianapolis Colts – Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama
35. Oakland Raiders – Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple
36. San Francisco 49ers – AJ Brown, WR, Ole Miss
37. New York Giants – Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss
38. Jacksonville Jaguars – N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State
39. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State
40. Buffalo Bills – Dre’Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State
41. Denver Broncos – Yodny Cajuste, OT, West Virginia
42. Cincinnati Bengals – Erik McCoy, C/OG, Texas A&M
43. Detroit Lions – Taylor Rapp, S, Washington
44. Green Bay Packers – Jaylon Ferguson, DE, Louisiana Tech
45. Atlanta Falcons – Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State
46. Washington Redskins – Zach Allen, DE, Boston College
47. Carolina Panthers – Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia
48. Miami Dolphins – Will Grier, QB, West Virginia
49. Cleveland Browns – Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State
50. Minnesota Vikings – Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
51. Tennessee Titans – Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State
52. Pittsburgh Steelers – Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama
53. Philadelphia Eagles – David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State
54. Houston Texans – Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama State
55. Houston Texans – Michael Jordan, OG/C, Ohio State
56. New England Patriots – Kelvin Harmon, WR, North Carolina State
57. Philadelphia Eagles – Tre Lamar, LB, Clemson
58. Dallas Cowboys – Chris Slayton, DT, Syracuse
59. Indianapolis Colts – Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame
60. Los Angeles Chargers – Michael Dieter, G, Wisconsin
61. Kansas City Chiefs – Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, CB, Florida
62. New Orleans Saints – Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State
63. Kansas City Chiefs – Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware
64. New England Patriots – Jachai Polite, DE, Florida