Who has moved up, Who has moved out?
Tennessee Takes Tunsil instead of Bosa: In my initial mock I had the Titans taking Bosa & now that looks very unlikely. It seems as if the Titans do not have a trade partner to move back & they are keen on Tunsil. I would go Bosa but it looks like Tunsil is the likely selection.
Quarterback switches: Initially it was Paxton Lynch to Cleveland but the hype train has now firmly positioned itself behind Carson Wentz so it looks like he’s the likely unlucky guy who goes to Cleveland. Which leaves Paxton Lynch to the Eagles at 13 & Jared Goff to the Rams at 15.
Nkemdiche in, Noah Spence out: Noah Spence is a monster, yes, but I’m not sure a team will take him in the first. Nkemdiche’s off the field issues have been over exaggerated and his motor is a major point of concern. Much like Clowney, people question his motor but not his talent. I think after the interview process, teams will likely pass on Spence in the first.
Late Round Fits:
Chicago Bears get two steals: If teams do indeed pass on Noah Spence and Chicago does select him, after getting Jaylon Smith in the first, they will have won this draft in theory. Spence is a specimen & Smith is my number one player in this draft when healthy.
Hackenberg to the Texans until I’m told otherwise: Maybe I stick to my guns too often, but I’m not changing my rankings and Hackenberg is my number one QB. If I have to put him in the first to the Texans after the great combine I am expecting, then I will. Bill O’Brien will get his guy, mark my words.
Connor Cook, not Brock Osweiler: I’m making the prediction now, whether or not the Broncos sign Osweiler or not will not matter. If they do get Cook in the 2nd, he will be the answer at QB after Peyton, not Osweiler. That’s not an indictment on Osweiler, just an overwhelming endorsement of Connor Cook.
Heavy Defense in NOLA: Sean Peyton, known for his offense, should go defense in the first 3 round. If they do get Mackensie Alexander in the first (my #1 corner), Andrew Billings in the 2nd, & Kentrell Brothers in the 3rd that defense will be well on track to being much better in the future. All 3 potential starters on that defense.
Unknown commodity with connections: Southeast Missouri State’s Paul McRoberts started to hit people’s radars during the senior bowl. I’ve seen him play countless times in person, since we attended the same university. The new GM in Tennessee is also a graduate of SEMO & the buzz is that they will bite on the raw receiver.
1. Tennessee Titans: Laremy Tunsil OT Ole Miss
2. Cleveland Browns: Carson Wentz QB North Dakota St.
3. San Diego Chargers: Ronnie Stanley OT Notre Dame
4. Dallas Cowboys: Joey Bosa DE Ohio St.
5. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jalen Ramsey CB Florida St.
6. Baltimore Ravens: Myles Jack OLB UCLA
7. San Francisco 49ers: Laquon Treadwell WR Ole Miss
8. Miami Dolphins: Vernon Hargreaves CB Florida
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Shaq Lawson DE Clemson
10. New York Giants: DeForest Buckner DE Oregon
11. Chicago Bears: Jaylon Smith LB Notre Dame
12. New Orleans Saints: Mackensie Alexander CB Clemson
13. Philadelphia Eagles: Paxton Lynch QB Memphis
14. Oakland Raiders: Eli Apple CB Ohio St.
15. Los Angeles Rams: Jared Goff QB Cal
16. Detroit Lions: Taylor Decker OT Ohio St.
17. Atlanta Falcons: Reggie Ragland LB Alabama
18. Indianapolis Colts: Jack Conklin OT Michigan St.
19. Buffalo Bills: Robert Nkemdiche DT Ole Miss
20. New York Jets: Darron Lee OLB Ohio St.
21. Washington Redskins: Sheldon Rankins DT Louisville
22. Houston Texans: Ezekiel Elliott RB Ohio St.
23. Minnesota Vikings: Michael Thomas WR Ohio St.
24. Cincinnati Bengals: Braxton Miller WR Ohio St.
25. Pittsburgh Steelers: Hunter Henry TE Arkansas
26. Seattle Seahawks: Vernon Butler DT Louisiana Tech
27. Green Bay Packers: A’Shawn Robinson DT Alabama
28. Kansas City Chiefs: Corey Coleman WR Baylor
29. Arizona Cardinals: Kevin Dodd DE Clemson
30. Carolina Panthers: Vonn Bell S Ohio St.
31. Denver Broncos: Ryan Kelly C Alabama
32. Cleveland Browns: Will Fuller WR Notre Dame
33. Tennessee Titans: Jarran Reed DT Alabama
34. Dallas Cowboys: Derrick Henry RB Alabama
35. San Diego Chargers: Jeremy Cash S Duke
36. Baltimore Ravens: Cody Whitehair OG Kansas St.
37. San Francisco 49ers: Scooby Wright LB Arizona St.
38. Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Floyd OLB Georgia
39. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jerald Hawkins OT LSU
40. New York Giants: Tyler Boyd WR Pittsburgh
41. Chicago Bears: Noah Spence DE Eastern Kentucky
42. Miami Dolphins: Jonathan Bullard DE Florida
43. Los Angeles Rams: Darian Thompson S Boise St.
44. Oakland Raiders: Su’a Cravens LB USC
45. Los Angeles Rams: Josh Doctson WR TCU
46. Detroit Lions: Kendall Fuller CB Virginia Tech
47. New Orleans Saints: Andrew Billings DT Baylor
48. Indianapolis Colts: Kyler Fackrell OLB Utah St.
49. Buffalo Bills: Shon Coleman OT Auburn
50. Atlanta Falcons: Austin Johnson DL Penn St.
51. New York Jets: Kenny Clark DT UCLA
52. Houston Texans: Christian Hackenberg QB Penn St.
53. Washington Redskins: Artie Burns CB Miami
54. Minnesota Vikings: Jayron Kearse S Clemson
55. Cincinnati Bengals: Sheldon Day DT Notre Dame
56. Seattle Seahawks: Jason Spriggs OT Indiana
57. Green Bay Packers: Joshua Perry LB Ohio St.
58. Pittsburgh Steelers: William Jackson CB Houston
59. Kansas City Chiefs: Maliek Collins DL Nebraska
60. New England Patriots: Mike Jordan CB Missouri Western
61. Arizona Cardinals: Jalen Mills S LSU
62. Carolina Panthers: Pharoh Cooper WR South Carolina
63. Denver Broncos: Connor Cook QB Michigan St.
64. Tennessee Titans: Paul McRoberts WR Southeast Missouri St.
65. Cleveland Browns: Emmanuel Ogbah DE Oklahoma St.
66. San Diego Chargers: Hassan Ridgeway DL Texas
67. Dallas Cowboys: Brandon Allen QB Arkansas
68. San Francisco 49ers: Germain Ifedi OT Texas A&M
69. Jacksonville Jaguars: Nick Martin C Notre Dame
70. Baltimore Ravens: Sterling Shepard WR Oklahoma
71. New York Giants: Deion Jones LB LSU
72. Chicago Bears: Le’Raven Clark T Texas Tech
73. Miami Dolphins: Joshua Garnett G Stanford
74. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Karl Joseph S West Virginia
75. Oakland Raiders: Landon Turner OG North Carolina
76. Los Angeles Rams: Shilique Calhoun DE Michigan St.
77. Philadelphia Eagles: Jordan Jenkins OLB Georgia
78. New Orleans Saints: Kentrell Brothers LB Missouri
79. Philadelphia Eagles: Keanu Neal S Florida
80. Buffalo Bills: Ben Brown LB Mississippi St.
81. Atlanta Falcons: Kamalei Correa DE Boise St.
82. Indianapolis Colts: Kevin Peterson CB Oklahoma St.
83. New York Jets: Nick Vannett TE Ohio St.
84. Washington Redskins: Kenneth Dixon RB Louisiana Tech
85. Houston Texans: Jordan Payton WR UCLA
86. Minnesota Vikings: Spencer Drango OT Baylor
87. Cincinnati Bengals: Cassanova McKinzy LB Auburn
88. Green Bay Packers: Alex Collins RB Arkansas
89. Pittsburgh Steelers: Miles Killebrew S Utah St.
90. Seattle Seahawks: Devontae Booker RB Utah
91. Kansas City Chiefs: Sebastian Tretola OG Arkansas
92. New England Patriots: Cayleb Jones WR Arizona
93. Arizona Cardinals: Harlan Miller CB Southeastern Louisiana
94. Carolina Panthers: Paul Perkins RB UCLA
95. Denver Broncos: Rees Odhiambo OG Auburn