Pre Combine Mock Draft

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The NFL combine is in a few days and that has every football fan wondering what player their favorite team will draft in the first round. With that being said here is my Pre Combine Mock Draft.

1.) Cleveland Browns

Pick: Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett

When Desmond Bryant and Danny Shelton are the two big guys to worry about on the defensive line… its a cry for help. The Browns need a bolstered pass rush and Garrett is a good place to start.

2.) San Francisco 49ers

Pick: Clemson QB Deshaun Watson

Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert aren’t exactly what Kyle Shanahan wants or needs at QB in his first year as Head Coach. new Head Coach+ new Quarterback =possible start of new era.

3.) Chicago Bears

Pick: Alabama DT Jonathon Allen

Allen would be a great addition to what is already a very solid Chicago front seven. A young run stuffer for a team filled with old ones.

4.) Jacksonville Jaguars

Pick: Florida State RB Dalvin Cook

The Jags rushing attack wasn’t great last year. A backfield consisting of Cook, Chris Ivory, and TJ Yeldon would be too intriguing to pass up on.

5.) Tennessee Titans

Pick: Ohio State CB Marshon Lattimore

The Titans have two first round picks. One to address each of their glaring holes; Wide Receiver and Corner Back. They start with Corner and draft Lattimore.

6.) New York Jets

Pick: North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky

Geno Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bryce Petty, and Christian Hackenberg might all have had the potential at one point to be Pro Bowl Quarterbacks but the reality is none of them are good enough to clean Trubisky’s Jock strap. Easy pick here.

7.) Los Angeles Chargers

Pick: Ohio State FS Malik Hooker

Anything is an upgrade from Jahleel Addae at Safety…

8.) Carolina Panthers

Pick: LSU RB Leonard Fournette

Cam Newton showed that he is much better with a productive Running Back. Jonathon Stewart isn’t always healthy and that could affect the Panthers in the future. Fournette is a top 10 pick and is he is there then the Panthers shouldn’t pass up on him.

9.) Cincinnati Bengals

Pick: Stanford DE Soloman Thomas

The thought of having Carlos Dunlap, Geno Atkins, and Thomas on one defensive line would be mouth-watering for any team.

10.) Buffalo Bills

Pick: Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer

Am I the only one who gets the feeling that Tyrod Taylor wont be around for much longer? New Head Coach= new Quarterback.

11.) New Orleans Saints

Pick: Alabama MLB Reuben Foster

The kid is a stud, there isn’t a single Linebacker on the Saints that ever had the potential that this kid brings to the table.

12.) Cleveland Browns

Pick: Florida State CB Teez Tabor

The Browns need help all over the place, they’ll wait till next year to draft a Quarterback. Adding Garrett and Tabor to your defense can’t do anything but help.

13.) Arizona Cardinals

Pick: Western Michigan WR Corey Davis

Fitz is still productive but once he’s gone the thought of John Brown being your No.1 receiver is enough to drive some fans to insanity. Davis gives them a young outside threat that can learn from one of the greats before its time for him to take over.

14.) Indianapolis Colts

Pick: Alabama OLB Tim Williams

Robert Mathis will go down as one of the best to ever wear a Colts uniform, who replaces him? Williams is too good of a prospect for the Colts to not take a chance on.

14.) Philadelphia Eagles

Pick: Clemson WR Mike Willams

If he is there at 14/15 there is no way in hell the Eagles pass up on him. Finding a replacement for any receiver on the team other than Jordan Matthews starts now.

16.) Baltimore Ravens

Pick: Michigan SS/MLB Jabrill Peppers

Joe Webb is not a long term solution at Strong Safety, and this defense isn’t getting any younger. They start to with this pick.

17.) Washington Redskins

Pick: Washington FS Budda Baker

Donte Whitner and DeAngelo Hall are both what, 70? Norman and Breeland are fine on the Outside. It’s Safety and Linebacker where they need the most help. Baker fills a need at one of those positions.

18.) Tennessee Titans

Pick: Washington WR John Ross

Mariota is lacking one thing… a reliable receiver. Rishard Mathews is most likely the best receiver the Titans will have entering the draft. A deep threat like Ross would be a perfect addition.

19.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Pick: UCLA OLB Takkarist McKinley

Adding McKinley to a Linebacker Corps that already consists of Lavonte David and Kwon Alexander would be too difficult to pass up on.

20.) Denver Broncos

Pick: Alabama TE OJ Howard

Just think he could be the second most famous OJ to be paired with a Bronco. Adding Howard into an already heavy passing attack that consists of Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders would do nothing but frighten opposing Defensive Backs.

21.) Detroit Lions

Pick: Alabama OT Cam Robinson

There is a very good chance that Riley Reiff will not be back with the Lions next season. Adding Robinson at Tackle would be a great compliment to second year Left Tackle Taylor Decker and could bolster the Lions rushing attack.

22.) Miami Dolphins

Pick: Michigan DE Taco Charlton

Like in the case of the Bengals, the thought of adding Charlton to an already strong defensive line with Cameron Wake and Ndamukong Suh would be too appealing to pass on.

23.) New York Giants

Pick: Vanderbilt OLB Zach Cunningham

The Giants had a sneaky good defense last season. Once again, their only hole was at Linebacker. Adding Cunningham would be a nice option for the future.

24.) Oakland Raiders

Pick: Michigan State DT Malik McDowell

The Raiders have a very good pass rush with Khalil Mack and Bruce Irvin, a lot of people believe that Mario Edwards just needs some help on the interior and this defensive line can be deadly. McDowell should be all the help he needs.

25.) Houston Texans

Pick: Wisconsin OT Ryan Ramczyk

Lamar Miller is a stellar Running Back, he hasn’t even unlocked his full potential and he won’t until the Texans get help on the offensive line. Ramczyk would be a great start.

26.) Seattle Seahawks

Pick: Western Michigan OG Forrest Lamp

The only thing keeping Russell Wilson from an MVP award is the Seahawks offensive line. Lamp is a good place to start rebuilding the weakest unit on their team.

27.) Kansas City Chiefs

Pick: Temple OLB Hassan Reddick

Dee Ford emerged as a legitimate Pass Rusher this past season. Reddick would most likely serve as the Chiefs protection blanket for in case Derrick Johnson or Justin Houston gets hurt. Reddick has the ability to play both interior and Outside Linebacker.

28.) Dallas Cowboys

Pick: Tennessee DE Derek Barnett

I guess no one told Randy Gregory that the NFL has suspensions for illegal substance abuse… again. With Gregory out and Demarcus Lawrence being the only viable threat on the defensive line and David Irving emerging as a threat at Defensive Tackle, adding someone like Barnett via the draft wouldn’t be a bad idea at all.

29.) Green Bay Packers

Pick: LSU SS Jamal Adams

Morgan Burnett is entering a contract year and its not likely that Micah Hyde resigns with Green Bay. If Burnett is not resigned it would be nice to see Haha Clinton-dix and Jamal Adams in the same secondary.

30.) Pittsburgh Steelers

Pick: LSU CB Tre’Davious White

The Steelers have a very under-rated defense and the only hole is their Corner Back unit. White is one of the most under-rated Corner Backs in this draft class and a lot of people think he has the talent to go much higher in the draft, but for now he’s a perfect fit for the Steelers.

31.) Atlanta Falcons

Pick: Auburn DE Carl Lawson

Vic Beasley is a beast, adding another Edge defender to compliment him wouldn’t be a bad idea.

32.) New England Patriots

Pick: Utah OT Garrett Bolles

The Patriots can still use some help on the offensive line, that is literally the only hole on this team and its not even that big.

Keep your eyes peeled for my post combine mock draft.

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One thought on “Pre Combine Mock Draft

  1. Good thinking of the mock draft but Mitch Trubisky and Deshawn Watson could be the other way around but we have to wait till the draft to find out

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