One Round NFL Mock Draft

With the Super Bowl now over and the draft order officially set, I figured now would be a good time to update my mock draft. As you know, we have put out some good scouting reports, on about ten prospects so far. Check out the page and let us know what you think. Also, here is a link to all of our previously published mock drafts from other authors. Finally, remember that if you want to go directly to a prospect’s scouting report, the player’s names are linked to their scouting reports. Follow us after the jump for our selections. Also be sure to like our Facebook page

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State – No pick change here as I have Winston as the best prospect in the draft and he fills the Bucs biggest need. 
  2. Tennessee Titans – Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon – I now think the Titans will take Mariota as even though their staff has a big ego, they have to recognize that none of their current quarterbacks can take their team to the next level. 
  3. Jacksonville Jaguars – Leonard Williams, DE/DT, USC – Williams is the best defensive line prospect in the draft and he fills a pressing need for the Jaguars to add an interior pass rusher 
  4. Oakland Raiders – Randy Gregory, DE/OLB, Nebraska – I think the Raiders are going to find a pass rushing partner for rookie phenom Khalil Mack. Mack and Gregory would give the Raiders one of the most intimidating pass rushing combos in the NFL. 
  5. Washington Redskins – Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford – If the Redskins want to see Robert Griffin reach his potential, they have to protect him better. Peat is the best left tackle prospect in the draft and he would come in and be an immediate starter. 
  6. New York Jets – Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama – The Jets need to give whoever their quarterback is a legit number one wideout and Cooper would be able to provide that. He, along with Harvin, Decker, and Amaro would give the Jets a nice group of diverse players to help their quarterback succeed. 
  7. Chicago Bears – Landon Collins, Safety, Alabama – The Bears are switching to a 3-4 and could go for a rush linebacker here but Collins is the best player on the board and fills a huge need at safety. 
  8. Atlanta Falcons – Dante Fowler, DE/OLB, Florida – The Falcons have to improve their pass rush and they have several good options here. Fowler is the best player left (check out his scouting report coming out tomorrow) and he would provide an instant pass rushing threat. 
  9. New York Giants – Shane Ray, DE, Missouri – The Giants need upgrades at all three levels of the defense and Ray is a very good player. He could come in and provide a pass rushing threat right away and as he gains strength he can become an every down defensive linemen. 
  10. St. Louis Rams – Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami – Flowers is a very athletic tackle prospect who could come in and improve the Rams offense from day one. They have some decent talent but they need to improve the line and protect the quarterback more effectively. 
  11. Minnesota Vikings – DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville – The Vikings need to surround Teddy Bridgewater with some talent as he is not going to make it if they don’t. Bridgewater is the future of the Vikings franchise and Parker could come in right away and improve that offense. 
  12. Cleveland Browns – Kevin White, WR, West Virginia – Whether or not Johnny Manziel is the quarterback, the Browns need more receiving talent to help their offense. White is a dynamic, shifty wide receiver with great hands and he could be a day one starter. 
  13. New Orleans Saints – Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State – The Saints defense is atrocious and landing a lock down corner like Waynes would instantly help this defense. 
  14. Miami Dolphins – Markus Golden, DE, Missouri – The Dolphins offense is improving every year but if they want to unseat the Patriots, they have to be able to get constant pressure on Brady. Golden is an outstanding pass rusher who could create havoc and help them in their goal of winning the AFC East. 
  15. San Francisco 49ers – Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State – The 49ers need to improve their talent at wide receiver to help Colin Kaepernick. Strong is a good prospect who could come in and help as both a blocker and a receiver in his rookie season. 
  16. Houston Texans – Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota – Williams is an incredible athlete who is refined as both a receiver and a blocker. He is a very good tight end prospect who could make the transition from Owen Daniels seamless and help whoever the quarterback is next year. Look for a scouting report on Williams sometime this week. 
  17. San Diego Chargers – Brandon Scherff, OT/OG, Iowa – The Chargers have some decent offensive talent but they need to improve the protection to allow the offense to become more consistent. Scherff is a very good prospect who could play multiple positions. 
  18. Kansas City Chiefs – Alvin Dupree, OLB/DE, Kentucky – The Chiefs have a phenomenal defense but they are going to lose Hali or Houston this offseason. They have done well with big, physical linebackers like Dupree and he could replace one of their two star linebackers with a smooth transition. 
  19. Cleveland Browns – Danny Shelton, NT/DT, Washington – The Browns need to improve their run defense and adding a massive, space-eating nose tackle like Shelton would instantly do that. Shelton plays with great technique and strength and he has some pass rushing ability as well. 
  20. Philadelphia Eagles – Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson – Beasley is a phenomenal athlete with great pass rushing ability and is smart enough to be able to play in coverage. The Eagles have to improve their pass rush and Beasley would do that instantly. 
  21. Cincinnati Bengals – Eddie Goldman, DE/DT, Florida State – The Bengals, like the Browns, have to improve their rushing defense in order to stop the Ravens and Steelers. Goldman is a massive man who plays with great strength but he is not much as a pass rusher. However, the Bengals have plenty of refined pass rushers already and Goldman would fill a big need. 
  22. Pittsburgh Steelers – T.J. Clemmings, OT, Pittsburgh – The Steelers offensive line is solid but Clemmings is the best player available. He could come in and play left tackle and allow Kelvin Beachum to move over to right tackle. That would allow Marcus Gilbert to play as the backup swing tackle and Mike Adams to move to a tight end spot where he seems to perform better. 
  23. Detroit Lions – Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia – The Lions are going to lose Joique Bell and could be sick of Reggie Bush and Gurley is a phenomenal talent. He might not be ready to play week one but he is a top five talent in this draft. 
  24. Arizona Cardinals – Shawn Oakman, DE/DT, Baylor – The Cardinals may lose Darnell Dockett to retirement this year and need to continue to dominate on defense. Oakman could come in and fill Dockett’s role while becoming a dominate force in the long run 
  25. Carolina Panthers – Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin – The Panthers play best when they can establish the run but they could almost never do that last year because of their awful running backs. Gordon is similar to Jamaal Charles and he could give this offense a huge improvement and allow them to take the next step. 
  26. Baltimore Ravens – P.J. Williams, CB, Florida State – The Ravens “talent” at corner is just awful and they need to improve their if they want to continue to be a playoff team. Williams has some deficiencies, but in terms of coverage, he is very solid. 
  27. Dallas Cowboys – Jalen Collins, CB, LSU – The Cowboys need to improve their pass defense as Aaron Rodgers and the Packers exposed them. Collins is young but he is a great athlete and can fit well in the zone coverage scheme the Cowboys run 
  28. Denver Broncos – Josue Matias, OG, Florida State – The Broncos need to get more physical on the offensive line and Matias would provide that. He is a nasty mauler with great athleticism and the ability to play in the Bronco’s zone blocking scheme 
  29. Indianapolis Colts – Denzel Perryman, ILB, Miami – The Colts defense is just bad and lacks physicality. Adding Perryman to patrol the middle of the field would improve both the run and pass defense. 
  30. Green Bay Packers – Mario Edwards, DE/DT, Florida State – The Packers defense is good but they need to get a more consistent pass rush without blitzing. Adding a guy like Edwards who can eat up two blocks would allow them to do that
  31. Seattle Seahawks – Sammie Coates, WR, Auburn – The Seahawks are going to lose a lot of talented pieces this offseason and need to restock. Adding a dynamic wide receiver like Coates would help the offense move on from possibly losing Marshawn Lynch and James Carpenter. 
  32. New England Patriots – Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest – The Pats are likely going to lose Brandon Browner and they might have to cut Darrelle Revis due to cap reasons. Johnson is the best player on the board and would be able to grow into the role of a number one corner. 
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  1. Revis likely gets cut if they can't renegotiate his contract. Browner signed at 3 year contract, so they won't lose him.


  2. Thanks for the feedback. For some reason I thought Browner was on a one year deal. Either way, I still think the Pats will let Revis walk. Not in their MO to overpay for someone like him. And Browner isn't that good anyways so adding a talent like Johnson, who could go in the top 25 depending how it plays out, would be a great pickup


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