Wait could you imagine if I had the clout to just go ahead and say “You’re Welcome” for all of the information you got into the lead up for this mock draft. Wow. I would be such an asshole.
Anyway… Here ya go people. Free Agency changes everything but not really, so here are the updates from your favorite guy (me) who writes this stuff. After talking to my good friend @colemandennis we both decided two rounds with a couple first round trades sprinkled in would be perfect for you children. So Bon Appetite or whatever those people say.
I am still fully convinced that if the Cardinals are going to go and get a Kliff Kingsbury of an offensive genius to come change this franchise, they are going to go ahead and give themselves a quarterback who can do what Kliff wants, and cashing the hell out on what they can get for the Rosen one.
Niners went and got a Dee Ford but you maximize both of these two stud edge talents if you put them on opposite sides and let them go to work. And who knows, maybe you unload one of the other two mistakes (Solomon Thomas or Arik Armstead) you drafted at defensive line top 10 over the past 4 years.
RIP Alex Smith’s leg. But this team isn’t as far away as you would think. And with the Eagles having no identity at QB, the Cowboys battle with spending no money but needing to spend all of the moneys and then the Dave Gettelman + New York Giant dumpster fire spooning a Syrian Aids tent experiment… the NFC West is kind of wide open. They are clearly in win now mode with getting Landon Collins so why not go all in on the QB that can actually do some work. Trading with the Jets is exactly what the Jets want and really is a rare, win-win. It will be alot to ask as the Redskins give up this years FIRST and THIRD… and next year’s FIRST. But they will have the quarterback of their franchise… with two full legs. And on a rookie deal.
The Raiders are kind of doing this all the right way… I know I am weirded out too. Ugh. Anyway, get the best player available here and let him be the new face of the defense. Easy.
Rashan can do everything. He is a freaking freak. The Bucs have holes literally everywhere so get this guy and let him get in there and just be a DAWG.
Yeah dude I don’t know. Gettelman… wait Gettleman le or el… who cares. It’s all trash. No one knows what he is going to do here. Me? I would trade for Rosen and then take an OL or a WR but… rumor has it he is going after an edge? Like what? Ugh anyway I guess if they are going for a pass rush to restart this defense then go ahead.
INSERT COMBINE OVERREACTION.
Jags went and got a QB and now they need weapons around him. It makes sense, but if you are really going to go down this road then use him the right way, which is one direction. Either screens, or flys and get him the ball and he can be scary. The rest of the receivers on this team would be good secondary options to support him and don’t get me wrong, it could work, I just wouldn’t drop a top 10 pick on a receiver who broke his neck.
Patriots were the Patriots with a huge help from Gronk. So going and getting the second coming and giving him to the next coming of the Patriots in Detroit makes sense. Hell give Patricia some credit, theres really nothing like home, so make it homelier.
Another no brainer that some team will surely mess up. Bills neeeeeed OL, get the best one available here and don’t look back.
Flacco isn’t long term and Elway won’t be either if they don’t have that option soon. So getting multiple guys and saying eventually we will have a guy forever isn’t the absolute worst option I guess…..
The Bengals franchise don’t deserve this good of a player, but just take him and let him be an under-the-radar best player in the league type guy for 5 years until he’s a free agent and runs the hell away.
Packers new offensive system needs good offensive players and this is a very good offensive player. Probably the best pass catcher in the class so get him going early for Rodgers and oh buddy it might be nice.
So I understand openly tanking, but the Dolphins are doing it with such a trashful grace that I don’t know how to even talk about it. Anyway… The Dolphins lost Ja’wuan James but they still have a very good Laremy Tunsil. Get a guy who can play any position on the OL and let him grow and be there for the next wave of number 1 pick QB and be ready for that type of pressure and they might be on to something.
Honestly I think Ed Oliver is overrated if you couldn’t tell. He had 1 tackle in 2 years against a below average Texas Tech team. He was on an island 1on1 with their center Paul Stawarz and he locked him down. But the intangibles and potential and yada yada yada. Grady Jarrett is coming back but you can always add a “good” talent to the D line.
Jets get really lucky and still have a really good edge fall to them and pick up some more ammunition that they lost getting Darnold. WIN WIN WIN WIN. Edge is their biggest need and getting a guy who has done as good as Montez Sweat is huge.
Cam Newton is not immortal, as shocking as that is, it is the truth. You need guys to help him live, so go get guys so you’re not trying to draft a new QB next year and prolong my dudes life here.
Giants actually maybe do something smart and trade 17 for Josh Rosen. They still get to tank next year with letting Manning ride off into the sunset then have the QB they should’ve had all along. Cardinals on the other hand get rid of a quarterback who will have no place in Kingsbury’s offense and get one of the better receivers in this class to come in right away to help the new age of offense and do some damage immediately to a group that needs big time receiver help.
Once again, ignoring offensive linemen will literally murder you and force you to guarantee your entire franchise’s earnings to Kirk Cousins. Don’t ignore offensive linemen. Get them and let them do their job.
Orakpo is gone and the defense could still use some help to get Vrabel where he wants them to be. Burns is so fast. Like so fast. and having him come off the edge opposite of Landry would be a killer tandem. Big fan over here.
The Steelers secondary sucks. Fix it. Next Pick.
Devin Bush Jr.
The Patriots embarrassed the Chargers in the playoffs. It was so bad. It showed that you need a true linebacker on your team, and regardless of how good Derwin is, you need a middle man. Devin Bush is that middle man and trading up to get another monster on defense ahead of when the Ravens would go after him isn’t a bad bet at all. It takes 29 this year and this year’s 4th but also next years 2nd. But once again worth it and the Seahawks are used to picking late.
The Ravens are dedicated to Lamar now, and you have to go and get him weapons if you’re really all in on that. You have to have the guy can catch the absolute most crazy inaccurate pass and that is Mr. Harry from ASU.
I would say take an offensive lineman here but no one here really fits and they lost the Honey Badger, so adding another son of a bitch of a safety who can lay the wood to go with Justin Reid is a really good move and really helps this defense.
Raiders come out of this draft looking damn good taking a monster edge for their second pick and instantly have a terrifying DL in a division with 2 of the top 6 quarterbacks in the league. This is going to hurt to say but good move Oakland.
Josh Jacobs is like a mixture of Alvin Kamara and Kareem Hunt and him falling this far is criminal. I hope he gets picked sooner, but at the same time I hope he falls here because this is the perfect fit. This offense is out of the Andy Reid tree and will feature Jacobs in the best possible ways. Scary scary scary move for Philly.
The Colts are really freaking good at drafting and show off again why with taking a monster at a need spot at DT. This defense adds another leader and cornerstone for many years to come.
The Raiders get another spot that they need help in and take another one of the top players at their need spot. If I didn’t know any better, I would say they knew what they were doing…?
Taylor Rapp just seems like a Seahawk. The perfect guy to take over for Earl Thomas as he can play over the top and literal murder anyone who comes near him. Shit.
The Chiefs would be so freaking lucky if Baker fell to them at 29. He just has that asshole attitude that all good Corners have for no reason. Would be a perfect addition to a unit that desperately needs help.
The Packers just taking the best player available here to help add to a defense that has already added alot just scares me. Imagine 200 million owners being happy. What jerks.
Rams reload their offensive line with a real dog who helped himself a lot in the combine. Smart move for a team that has been smart. And people wonder why they made the Super Bowl…
Whichever asshole let the Patriots take a 340 dude who runs a 5 flat 40 is just the… wait that was me… Damnit why is this going to happen and people continue to let these things happen. The dynasty isn’t over yet, not while they do very good things like this. I mean who cares if they lost their DT, they reload in a big way.
Irv Smith Jr.
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