NFC East – Lazy Man’s Mock Draft

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    By Joey Esquire

    I am putting as little thought and effort into this as possible. I have literally run a draft simulation on Fanspeak and will just comment on the results. I didn’t actually make any of the picks.

    Round 1:

    1. Arizona Cardinals – Nick Bosa, Edge, Ohio State
    2. San Francisco 49ers – Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
    3. New York Jets – Josh Allen, Edge, Kentucky
    4. Oakland Raiders – Clelin Ferrell, Edge, Clemson
    5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
    6. New York Giants – Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan

    A sensible pick if the Giants are not in love with one of the quarterbacks. The Giants had one of the worst pass rushes in the NFL in 2018, tied for the second-fewest sacks and ranked 31st by Football Outsiders Pass Rush Efficiency metric. Gary has a good burst off the line and uses his hands well, and played both 3T and End at Michigan, which could appeal to the Giants who need pass rush help at both spots.

    7. Jacksonville Jaguars – Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
    8. Detroit Lions – Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
    9. Buffalo Bills – Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
    10. Denver Broncos – Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
    11. Cincinnati Bengals – Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
    12. Green Bay Packers – Jachai Polite, Edge, Florida
    13. Miami Dolphins – Brian Burns, Edge, Florida State
    14. Atlanta Falcons – Devin White, LB, LSU
    15. Washington Redskins – Montez Sweat, Edge, Mississippi State

    Pencils in opposite Ryan Kerrigan, assuming the Redskins don’t bring back Preston Smith. Even if they do bring back Smith, another body added to that pass rush group wouldn’t hurt. Sweat was extremely productive in the SEC, with 22.5 sacks in the past two seasons, and was apparently very impressive in Senior Bowl practices.

    16. Carolina Panthers – Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia
    17. Cleveland Browns – Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
    18. Minnesota Vikings – Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
    19. Tennessee Titans – DK Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss
    20. Pittsburgh Steelers – Devin Bush, LB, Michigan
    21. Seattle Seahawks – Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma
    22. Baltimore Ravens – Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
    23. Houston Texans – Deionte Thomson, S, Alabama
    24. Oakland Raiders – Charles Omenihu, Edge, Texas
    25. Philadelphia Eagles – Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama

    The Eagles very clearly need a running back, and Jacobs is the best running back in the class. On the way this board shook out, I can’t argue with Jacobs here. He could slot in as the Eagles week 1 starter and is effective both running and receiving from the backfield. Would be a good player and a perfect fit. Still, hard for me to imagine the Eagles will sit still holding two 2ndround picks and seeing Oliver, Polite, Burns, Sweat and Wilkins all come off the board in a span of eight picks just to take a running back.

    26. Indianapolis Colts – Kelvin Harmon, WR, NC State
    27. Oakland Raiders – Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State
    28. Los Angeles Chargers – Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
    29. Kansas City Chiefs – Trayvon Mullen, CB, Clemson
    30. Green Bay Packers – TJ Hockenson, TE, Iowa
    31. Los Angeles Rams – Dalton Risner, C, Kansas State
    32. New England Patriots – Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame

    Round 2

    1. Arizona Cardinals – Jeffrey Simmons, DT, Mississippi State
    2. Indianapolis Colts – Nasir Adderly, S, Delaware
    3. Oakland Raiders – Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama
    4. San Francisco 49ers – N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State
    5. New York Giants – Yodny Cajuste, OT, West Virginia

    Another pick that makes sense. With Gary and Cajuste, the Giants build the trenches on both sides of the ball, which is by far where they are weakest. Cajuste is powerful at the point of attack and should help blow up the edge defenders on Saquon Barkley runs, but may not have the athleticism to be a strong pass protector.

    6. Jacksonville Jaguars – Irv Smith, TE, Alabama
    7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Anthony Nelson, Edge, Iowa
    8. Denver Broncos – Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State
    9. Buffalo Bills – Chris Lindstrom, OG, Boston College
    10. Cincinnati Bengals – Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson
    11. Detroit Lions – AJ Brown, WR, Ole Miss
    12. Green Bay Packers – Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S, Florida
    13. Atlanta Falcons – Michael Deiter, OG, Wisconsin
    14. Washington Redskins – Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina

    Splooz needs a change of underwear. Samuel has inside/outside versatility and is strong with the ball in his hands. Doesn’t have the long speed to stretch the defense over the top, but is a strong route runner in short, intermediate and deep patterns. Should be a perfect fit for an offense that needs playmakers.

    15. Carolina Panthers – D’Andre Walker, Edge, Georgia
    16. Miami Dolphins – Garrett Bradbury, C, NC State
    17. Cleveland Browns – Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple
    18. Minnesota Vikings – Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia
    19. Tennessee Titans – Rennell Wren, DL, Arizona State
    20. Pittsburgh Steelers – Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame
    21. Philadelphia Eagles – Isaiah Buggs, DL, Alabama

    Buggs is an interior mauler who doesn’t have plus athleticism, despite being relatively light for a DT at 292. I’m not sure he has the first-step burst the Eagles would look for from a DT, but has good hands to keep blockers off him.

    22. Houston Texans – Lonnie Johnson, CB, Kentucky
    23. Houston Texans – Jakobi Meyers, WR, NC State
    24. New England Patriots – Jace Sternberger, TE, Texas A&M
    25. Philadelphia Eagles – Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State

    Dillard apparently has good feet, which is one of those things draft people love to say at this time of the year. He also apparently lacks functional strength and can get bullied by stronger edge players. This would make sense for the Eagles if they believe they can develop Dillard and work on his strength with another year of Peters/Vaitai at LT.

    26. Indianapolis Colts, Joejuan Williams, CB, Vanderbilt
    27. Dallas Cowboys – Darnell Savage, S, Maryland

    Versatile safety prospect who has the ability to do a lot of different things pretty well, but not one thing great. Is a very strong tackler and can break on underneath routes, which would make him a good fit to patrol the short middle.

    28. Los Angeles Chargers – David Edwards, OT, Wisconsin
    29. Kansas City Chiefs – Taylor Rapp, S, Washington
    30. New Orleans Saints – JJ Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford
    31. Kansas City Chiefs – Devin Singletary, RB, FAU
    32. New England Patriots – Zach Allen, Edge, Boston College

    General Thoughts

    The draft was created using one site’s big board, which can lead to some funky results. One write has an irrational love for Noah Fant? Next thing you know he’s off the board in the top ten.
    Two QBs in the top 64 picks is not going to happen. No Drew Lock. No Daniel Jones. Again, probably the result of a draft writer just not being high on those guys and screwing up the results
    My personal predictions: Redskins take a QB; Giants don’t take a QB; Eagles trade up for DL; Cowboys sux.

    Sir Squatch

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