NFL MOCK DRAFT 2.0: 3 ROUND MOCK DRAFT

A lot has happened in the NFL since my first mock draft in February. Aaron Rodgers declared he wants to be a Jet, Lamar was tagged but teams can negotiate if they want to pay the price, Pro Days have taken place and the NFL Combine occurred in Indy. The Draft is truly a circus with constant actions causing reverberations across the league. As we march closer to April 27th in Kansas City, let’s take a look at my 3 Round Mock Draft, yes the full 102 selections on Day 1 & 2 of the Draft.

In reading the tea leaves, factoring in moves so far this offseason and flat out talent of the player, the following is now reality. The hype around the quarterbacks, as well as teams desperate need to find their future will force teams to be bold. This draft does have a lot of solid prospects on offense in addition to Edge Rushers and Cornerbacks.

If you are looking for positional rankings of the draft eligible players on offense and defense, we have you covered at Spinnable Sports. You can also find my Top 105 NFL Draft Prospects in the same spot. The Irrational Confidence Podcast (@IRConfidencePod on Twitter) will be dropping our Live Mock Draft Episode very soon. You can find The Irrational Confidence Podcast on any podcast platform as well as the Spinnable Sports YouTube Channel.

As of March 30th:

ROUND 1:

1.). CAROLINA PANTHERS (Via CHI): QB. CJ STROUD. (OHIO STATE)

  • Stroud is the larger QB that Frank Reich wants in his Field General
  • Team Needs: QB / WR / DB / LB / DL

2.). HOUSTON TEXANS: QB. BRYCE YOUNG. (ALABAMA)

  • Texans finally get their QB to lead this franchise on and off the Field
  • Team Needs: QB / WR / OL / TE / EDGE

3.). ARIZONA CARDINALS: EDGE. WILL ANDERSON JR. (ALABAMA)

  • Pass Rushing force who can contribute everywhere on the defense, plans to be used like Micah Parsons
  • Team Needs: DL / EDGE / LB / DB / OL / RB

4.). INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: QB. ANTHONY RICHARDSON. (FLORIDA)

  • Has athletic ability, but needs to polish his passing skills. Colts need to make a splash and land a franchise QB.
  • Look what Shane Steichen did in 2 years with Jalen Hurts and his skills, could he make Richardson blossom?
  • Team Needs: QB / OL / DB / WR

5.). SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (Via DEN): DL. JALEN CARTER. (GEORGIA)

  • Becomes the interior anchor for a team on the rise.
  • Team Needs: DEFENSE / OL / WR / RB

6.). DETROIT LIONS: CB. JOEY PORTER JR. (PENN STATE)

  • Lions need secondary help and with a staff full of fiery former players, they will love Porter’s skill and NFL genes.
  • Team Needs: DEFENSE / QB / TE

7.). LAS VEGAS RAIDERS: CB. DEVON WITHERSPOON. (ILLINOIS)

  • Raiders could go multiple spots here, but they need elite DB’s to stop the offenses in the AFC West.
  • Team Needs: DB / OL / EDGE / TE / LB

8.). ATLANTA FALCONS: CB. CHRISTIAN GONZALEZ. (OREGON)

  • Falcons need to improve the defense and Gonzalez provides a lockdown corner opposites AJ Terrell.
  • Team Needs: DEFENSE / WR / OL / QB

9.). CHICAGO BEARS (Via CAR): OT. PETER SKORONSKI. (NORTHWESTERN)

  • The Bears are in need of a Franchise Left Tackle to protect Justin Fields
  • Team Needs: OT / DL / EDGE / CB / RB

10.). PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (Via NO): RB. BIJAN ROBINSON. (TEXAS)

  • The future do it all running back for this explosive offense, similar skills to Alvin Kamara
  • Team Needs: RB / DB / OL / DL / WR

11.). TENNESSEE TITANS: OT. BRODERICK JONES. (GEORGIA)

  • The franchise needs to rebuild their offensive line
  • Team Needs: OL / WR / TE / CB / DL

12.). HOUSTON TEXANS: WR. JAXON SMITH-NJIGBA. (OHIO STATE)

  • The next great Texans Wide Receiver to pair with Bryce Young

13.). NEW YORK JETS: OT. PARIS JOHNSON. (OHIO STATE)

  • Current tackles have had health issues and you must protect Aaron Rodgers
  • Team Needs: OL / DL / LB / S

14.). NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS: EDGE. NOLAN SMITH. (GEORGIA)

  • Patriots need to find a pass rush to combat the great offenses in the AFC
  • Team Needs: EDGE / DB / OL / RB

15.). GREEN BAY PACKERS: TE. DARNELL WASHINGTON. (GEORGIA)

  • An athletic freak who can make plays in space and block like a lineman
  • Team Needs: TE / WR / S / OL / DL

16.). WASHINGTON COMMANDERS: CB. KELEE RINGO. (GEORGIA)

  • The secondary needs help
  • Team Needs: CB / S / OL / WR / LB

17.). PITTSBURGH STEELERS: EDGE. TYREE WILSON. (TEXAS TECH)

  • Tyree is the perfect pass rushing force opposite of TJ Watt.
  • Team Needs: EDGE / OL / DL / LB / CB

18.). DETROIT LIONS: DL. CALIJAH KANCEY. (PITTSBURGH)

  • An imposing force on the D Line with Aaron Donald vibes

19.). TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: QB. WILL LEVIS. (KENTUCKY)

  • Not sure that Baker Mayfield and/or Kyle Trask are the answer at Quarterback longterm for the Bucs
  • Team Needs: QB / CB / S / DL / TE / OL

20.). SEATTLE SEAHAWKS: CB. DEONTE BANKS. (MARYLAND)

  • The Seahawks needs a true lockdown corner

21.). LOS ANGELES CHARGERS: WR. JORDAN ADDISON. (USC)

  • Current receivers have injury histories and Addison serves as a great slot compliment to Allen and Williams
  • Team Needs: WR / RB / DL / OL / CB

22.). BALTIMORE RAVENS: WR. QUENTIN JOHNSTON. (TCU)

  • Finally a true #1 Wide Receiver for the Ravens offense
  • Team Needs: WR / DB / EDGE / OL

23.). MINNESOTA VIKINGS: QB. HENDON HOOKER. (TENNESSEE)

  • Kurt Cousins is a Free Agent after this year and the Vikings cap situation makes sense for an affordable and younger player. This is a bold, out of the box pick, but teams do over value the QB position in the Draft.
  • Team Needs: QB / OL / DL / LB / CB

24.). JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: EDGE. MYLES MURPHY. (CLEMSON)

  • Can never have enough pass rushers and he can D Line as well
  • Team Needs: DL / EDGE / CB / WR / TE

25.). NEW YORK GIANTS: WR. ZAY FLOWERS. (BOSTON COLLEGE)

  • Flowers fits the need for an explosive #1 Wide Receiver
  • Team Needs: WR / CB / OL / EDGE

26.). DALLAS COWBOYS: TE. DALTON KINCAID. (UTAH)

  • A Dalton to replace a Dalton at TE
  • Team Needs: WR / TE / OL / EDGE

27.). CINCINNATI BENGALS: TE. MICHAEL MAYER. (NOTRE DAME)

  • A playmaking TE to add an extra weapon for Burrow to use
  • Team Needs: TE/ CB / S / OL / RB

28.). NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (Via DEN, Via MIA, Via SF): DL. BRYAN BREESE. (CLEMSON)

  • A strong defensive lineman that can play across the line.
  • Team Needs: DL / OL / WR / DB

29.). BUFFALO BILLS: WR. JOSH DOWNS. (UNC)

  • A great compliment to Stefon Diggs and a legit #2 WR
  • Team Needs: WR / LB / RB / OL

30.). PHILADELPHIA EAGLES: OT. DAWAND JONES. (OHIO STATE)

  • Lane Johnson won’t play forever, so this is pick for the future

31.). KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: EDGE. LUKAS VAN NESS. (IOWA)

  • The World Champions just add another pass rusher
  • Team Needs: EDGE / WR / S / OL / DL

ROUND 2:

32.). PITTSBURGH STEELERS (Via CHI): OT. DARNELL WRIGHT. (TENNESSEE)

33.). HOUSTON TEXANS: EDGE. WILL McDONALD IV. (IOWA STATE)

34.). ARIZONA CARDINALS: CB. CAM SMITH. (SOUTH CAROLINA)

35.). INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: WR. JALIN HYATT. (TENNESSEE)

36.). LOS ANGELES RAMS: C / OG. O’CYRUS TORRENCE. (FLORIDA)

  • This team has needs everywhere, but the OLine has issues
  • Team Needs: OL / DB / EDGE / WR / RB

37.). SEATTLE SEAHAWKS: EDGE. KEION WHITE. (GEORGIA TECH)

38.). LAS VEGAS RAIDERS: OT. ANTON HARRISON. (OKLAHOMA)

39.). CAROLINA PANTHERS: WR. KAYSHON BOUTTE. (LSU)

40.). NEW ORLEANS SAINTS: CB. EMMANUEL FORBES. (MISSISSIPPI STATE)

41.). TENNESSEE TITANS: TE. LUKE MUSGRAVE. (OREGON STATE)

42.). NEW YORK JETS (Via CLE): DT. MAZI SMITH. (MICHIGAN)

43.). NEW YORK JETS: S. BRIAN BRANCH. (ALABAMA)

44.). ATLANTA FALCONS: LB. TRENTON SIMPSON. (CLEMSON)

45.). GREEN BAY PACKERS: S. ANTONIO JOHNSON. (TEXAS A&M)

46.). NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS: CB. CLARK PHILLIPS III. (UTAH)

47.). WASHINGTON COMMANDERS: LB. DREW SANDERS. (ARKANSAS)

48.). DETROIT LIONS: TE. SAM LaPORTA. (IOWA)

49.). PITTSBURGH STEELERS: CB. GARRETT WILLIAMS. (SYRACUSE)

50.). TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: CB. TYRIQUE STEVENSON. (MIAMI)

51.). MIAMI DOLPHINS: LB. JACK CAMPBELL. (IOWA)

  • A great tackler who brings stability to the middle of the Dolphins defense
  • Team Needs: OL / EDGE / LB / DL

52.). SEATTLE SEAHAWKS: C/ OG. JOHN MICHAEL SCHMITZ. (MINNESOTA)

53.). CHICAGO BEARS (Via BAL): DL. ISAIAH FOSKEY. (NOTRE DAME)

54.). LOS ANGELES CHARGERS: RB. JAHMYR GIBBS. (ALABAMA)

55.). DETROIT LIONS (Via MIN): EDGE. FELIX ANUDIKE UZOMAH. (KANSAS STATE)

56.). JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: DT. SIAKI IKA. (BAYLOR)

57.). NEW YORK GIANTS: C / OG. JOE TIPPMAN. (WISCONSIN)

58.). DALLAS COWBOYS: C / OG. STEVE AVILA. (TCU)

59.). BUFFALO BILLS: LB. DEMARVION OVERSHOWN. (TEXAS)

60.). CINCINNATI BENGALS: CB. TRE’VIUS HODGES TOMLINSON. (TCU)

61.). CHICAGO BEARS (Via CAR, Via SF): EDGE. BJ OJULARI. (LSU)

62.). PHILADELPHIA EAGLES: WR. MARVIN MIMS. (OKLAHOMA)

63.). KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: WR. NATHANIEL DELL. (HOUSTON)

ROUND 3:

64.). CHICAGO BEARS: RB. DEVON ACHANE. (TEXAS A&M)

65.). HOUSTON TEXANS: TE. TUCKER KRAFT. (SOUTH DAKOTA STATE)

66.). ARIZONA CARDINALS: C / OG. LUKE WYPLER. (OHIO STATE)

67.). DENVER BRONCOS (Via IND): DL. ADETOMIWA ADEBAWORE. (NORTHWESTERN)

  • Continue to add depth and youth to a solid defense
  • Team Needs: OL / DL / EDGE

68.). DENVER BRONCOS: EDGE. TULI TUIPULOTU. (USC)

69.). LOS ANGELES RAMS: RB. ZACH CHARBONNET. (UCLA)

70.). LAS VEGAS RAIDERS: LB. NOAH SEWELL. (OREGON)

71.). NEW ORLEANS SAINTS: WR. TREY PALMER. (NEBRASKA)

72.). TENNESSEE TITANS: WR. PARKER WASHINGTON. (PENN STATE)

73.). HOUSTON TEXANS (Via CLE): CB. ELI RICKS. (ALABAMA)

74.). CLEVELAND BROWNS (Via NYJ): EDGE. ANDRE CARTER II. (ARMY)

  • Find a gem of a pass rusher to add the the energetic Browns defense
  • Team Needs: EDGE / OL / RB / CB / DL

75.). ATLANTA FALCONS: OT. BLAKE FREELAND. (BYU)

76.). NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (Via CAR): RB. KENNY McINTOSH. (GEORGIA)

77.). LOS ANGELES RAMS (Via MIA, Via NE): WR. CEDRIC TILLMAN. (TENNESSEE)

78.). GREEN BAY PACKERS: WR. XAVIER HUTCHINSON. (IOWA STATE)

79.). INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (Via WAS): S. CHRISTOPHER SMITH. (GEORGIA)

80.). PITTSBURGH STEELERS: LB. IVAN PACE JR. (CINCINNATI)

81.). DETROIT LIONS: QB. TANNER McKEE. (STANFORD)

82.). TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: S. SYDNEY BROWN. (ILLINOIS)

83.). SEATTLE SEAHAWKS: RB. TYJAE SPEARS. (TULANE)

84.). MIAMI DOLPHINS: C / OG. OLUSEGUN OLUWATIMI. (MICHIGAN)

85.). LOS ANGELES CHARGERS: EDGE. ISAIAH McGUIRE. (MISSOURI)

86.). BALTIMORE RAVENS: EDGE. ZACH HARRISON (OHIO STATE)

87.). MINNESOTA VIKINGS: OT. WARREN MCCLENDON. (GEORGIA)

88.). JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: CB. JULIUS BRENTS. (KANSAS STATE)

89.). NEW YORK GIANTS: DT. KEEANU BENTON. (WISCONSIN)

90.). DALLAS COWBOYS: EDGE. ROBERT BEAL JR. (GEORGIA)

91.). BUFFALO BILLS: C / OG. JARRETT PATTERSON. (NOTRE DAME)

92.). CINCINNATI BENGALS: OT. CODY MAUCH. (NORTH DAKOTA STATE)

93.). CAROLINA PANTHERS (Via SF): C / OG. ANDREW VOORHEES. (USC)

94.). PHILADELPHIA EAGLES: EDGE. NICK HERBIG. (WISCONSIN)

95.). KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: S. JAMMIE ROBINSON. (FSU)

96.). ARIZONA CARDINALS: S. JORDAN BATTLE. (ALABAMA)

97.). WASHINGTON COMMANDERS: WR. RASHEE RICE. (SMU)

98.). CLEVELAND BROWNS: CB. DARIUS RUSH. (SOUTH CAROLINA)

99.). SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS: S/CB. JAY WARD. (LSU)

  • Never a bad thing to add depth in the secondary
  • Team Needs: OL / S / CB / LB / DL

100.). LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (Via NYG, Via KC): C/ OG. RICKY STROMBERG. (ARKANSAS)

101.). SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS: LB. DORIAN WILLIAMS. (TULANE)

102.). SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS: DL. DANTE STILLS. (WEST VIRGINIA)

TEAMS TO POTENTIALLY MOVE UP OR DOWN IN THE 1ST ROUND:

  • TENNESSEE TITANS: TRADE DOWN FROM 11
  • NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS: TRADE DOWN FROM 14
  • TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: TRADE UP FROM 19
  • MINNESOTA VIKINGS: TRADE UP FROM 23
  • PHILADELPHIA EAGLES: TRADE DOWN FROM 30

That’s a wrap on Day 1 and Day 2 of the NFL Draft. This draft is loaded with equal talent, which creates a canvas for movement. My Mock Draft 3.0 will drop around April 24th and hopefully include so more trades of draft picks.

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