Hello everybody and welcome to TheDyspatch’s Final Mock Draft led by myself Jose, Wens, Shaney, Austin, Matt, Julian, and Peyton. We all selected for certain teams due to who we THINK they should draft instead of who they WILL draft. Enough talking, let’s dig in:
#1: (Matt) Jacksonville Jaguars: QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
Trevor Lawrence: It’s Trevor Lawrence no explanation.
#2: (Peyton) New York Jets: QB Zach Wilson, BYU
Zach Wilson: With Lawrence off the board, this is a no-brainer.
#3: (Wens) San Francisco 49ers (via MIA, HOU): QB Mac Jones, Alabama
Mac Jones: It’s no secret that the boys in the bay are in the market for a new signal caller, and and recent weeks they’ve been heavily linked with Mac Jones.
#4: (Julian) Atlanta Falcons: QB Justin Fields, OSU
Justin Fields: New coach. New general manager. New era for Atlanta as the Falcons start preparing for life after Ryan. ATL goes Fields.
#5: (Austin) Cincinatti Bengals: OT Penei Sewell, Oregon
Penei Sewell: The Bengals struggled protecting Burrow last year, leading to constant hits which eventually resulted in a season ending injury. Sewell is the right move for the Bengals going forwards if their intentions are to keep their franchise safe
#6: (Austin) Miami Dolphins (via PHI): WR Ja’Marr Chase, LSU
Ja’Marr Chase: When you have a young, rookie QB, it’s important to give him all the help he needs. Tua struggled last year with a weak WR group. Giving him Chase to pair with Will Fuller and Mike Gesicki should help Tua develop into the franchise QB the Dolphins drafted in the 1st round last year
#7: (Jose) Detroit Lions: WR Jaylen Waddle, Alabama
Jaylen Waddle: To be perfectly honest, I wanted to trade down and get a kings ransom in return for Lance but we didn’t do trades. Instead I got the Lions taking Kenny Golladay’s replacement and Jared Goff’s future WR1, JAYLEN WADDLE! They need a lot more than just a receiver but he’s the beginning of a long rebuild.
#8: (Shaney) Carolina Panthers: WR DeVonta Smith, Alabama
Devonta Smith: will be the best receiver in the draft at one point or another, have a feeling injuries will pile up on Kyle Pitts like they did Gronk, best receiver in the draft at 8 was a wise choice to me, adds to a decent receiving core
#9: (Matt) Denver Broncos: QB Trey Lance, NDSU
Trey Lance: He has the potential to be the best QB in this draft with good coaching and a year of sitting. Lance has the strongest arm in the draft and will showcase that in the NFL. Broncos finally get their QB.
#10: (Peyton) Dallas Cowboys: TE Kyle Pitts, Florida
Kyle Pitts: This is a steal, if Pitts is available you stick with the best available rule.
#11: (Wens) New York Giants: LB Micah Parsons, Penn State
Micah Parsons: With Micah Parsons being the consensus best defensive player in this draft all be it a very offensive draft, him falling right into the Giants lap would be a no brainer and have Gettleman racing to the podium
#12: (Julian) Philadelphia Eagles (via MIA, 49ers): OT Rashawn Slater, Northwestern
Rashawn Slater: Eagles want to make Hurts the QB of the future, to do that you need to protect your QB for said future. Give Hurts protection with Slater.
#13: (Austin) Los Angeles Chargers: CB Jaycee Horn, SC
Jaycee Horn: With possibly the worst starting cornerback in the NFL in Brandon Facyson, the Chargers filled a gaping hole in a defense that really struggled last year. Horn is a perfect match to new head coach Brandon Staley’s system, and a real similar player to Jalen Ramsey, who was the top CB in the NFL with Staley and the Rams last year
#14: (Wens) Minnesota Vikings: OL Alijah Vera-Tucker, USC
AVT: Outside of Sewell and Slater, AVT is the best offensive linemen in this draft and will be a pro bowler at one point or another in his career so it makes sense that the Vikings get Kirk Cousins some protection in this pick
#15: (Jose) New England Patriots: LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame
Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah: Aka JOK will go to New England and that’s scary. With no QBs left it leaves Belichick at a dead end but JOK is so talented so it’s fine. Those two will disrupts and makes sound waves on defense.
#16: (Shaney) Arizona Cardinals: CB Greg Newsome II, Northwestern
Greg Newsome II: speedy cornerback this defense needs, could be the cb of the future for the upcoming Cardinals, didn’t want to hit offense when a steal like Greg was still available
#17: (Matt) Las Vegas Raiders: LB Zaven Collins, Tulsa
Zaven Collins: 6’4, 260 pounds and he can run with TE, he can play edge and could if he wanted to play Safety. DPOTY for College football this year. Man is a Edge rusher as LB and he’s good at it.
#18: (Peyton) Miami Dolphins: OL Teven Jenkins, Oklahoma State
Teven Jenkins: They need an anchor on the line and Jenkins provides that and versatility.
#19: (Wens) Washington Football Team: OT Alex Leatherwood, Alabama
Alex Leatherwood: Big strong bama linemen with incredible footwork and this pick would help build up the Washington o-line which was a major weakness of there’s last season.
#20: (Julian) Chicago Bears: CB Patrick Surtain II, Alabama
Patrick Surtain II: Bears get lucky and get the steal of the draft and land the safe player in Surtain.
#21: (Austin) Indianapolis Colts: OL Christian Darrisaw, Virginia Tech
Christian Darrisaw: After Anthony Castonzo’s retirement from the NFL, the Colts were in need of a Left Tackle for the first time in a long time. It was a near blessing that Christian Darrisaw, a projected top 15 pick, fell right into their lap at 21. If Darrisaw can remain healthy, he will provide to be a good Left Tackle for the Colts’ new Quarterback Carson Wentz.
#22: (Julian) Tennessee Titans: EDGE Jaelan Phillips, Miami
Jaelan Phillips: Went BPA per rankings and gave Tennessee a nice edge rusher in Phillips. Even though they should go WR here. My mistake.
#23: (Jose) New York Jets: RB Najee Harris, Alabama
Najee Harris: I know I’m about to have all of Jet Twitter on me but I don’t care. I got them going with Najee because they realize they need to provide Zach with all the help they can. Don’t make the same mistake that Maccagnan did with Sam. I understand the want for Etienne but Najee could be so much more if used correctly.
#24: (Shaney) Pittsburgh Steelers: K Sarah Fuller
Sarah Fuller: Steelers need a kicker, but if we did a seven round draft I would’ve picked her last but it’s the best I could do. This erases the allegations around their organization and is a great publicity stunt, would’ve picked Najee if available
#25: (Matt) Jacksonville Jaguars (via LAR): S Trevon Moehrig, TCU
Trevon Moehrig: He is THE safety in this draft class and he’s a human football magnet. He had a LOT of INT the last 2 years at TCU and I firmly believe he will help Jacksonville’s rebuild go a bit quicker
#26: (Peyton) Cleveland Browns: EDGE Gregory Rousseau, Miami
Gregory Rousseau: In this late in the draft, the Browns have the opportunity to pick Gregory up and see if they can work with him.
#27: (Wens) Baltimore Ravens: WR Dyami Brown, UNC
Dyami Brown: Probably the most underrated player in this draft and it makes no sense. Dyami is one of the best playmakers in this draft and although his route tree isn’t nearly as big as I’d like it to be, I believe that in time it will grow .
#28: (Julian) New Orleans Saints: CB Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech
Caleb Farley: Saints take the risk and go with Farley to help out with a bad CB group.
#29: (Austin) Green Bay Packers: WR Rashod Bateman, Minnesota
Rashod Bateman: If he falls to the Packers at 29 it would be a miracle. Bateman should thrive in Green Bay with Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams, and could be enough to finally push the Packers to the Super Bowl
#30: (Jose) Buffalo Bills: RB Travis Etienne, Clemson
Travis Etienne: If the Bills take Travis then that’s like Thanos getting the last stone. They’ve got the QB, WR, OL and with Etienne now they’ve got the RB. The one thing they lacked last year was a consistent running game, Etienne provides the help.
#31: (Shaney) Baltimore Ravens (via KC): WR Terrace Marshall, LSU
Terrence Marshall Jr: great LSU WR left at the end of the first round, adds to the Ravens potent offense and will be a good bench receiver and a potential kickoff returner
#32: (Jose) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: QB Kellen Mond, Texas A&M
Kellen Mond: #32 may be a little too early but I think it’s a perfect time to prepare the future of Tampa. I have high hopes for Mond and believe if he can get as much experience that he can get then he’ll be a great transition from Brady. Talking about Brady, word is that he’s done in two or three years. That’ll be a perfect time to play Mond, we’ll see how Brady feels about it though.
Thanks for reading everybody. This has been Jose Calderon III, Wens Bien-Aime, Julian, Matt Lopuzzo, Austin Mitchell, Peyton, and Shaney with FiveBorough Dispatch. Have a great day, everybody!