Although you can find mock drafts being published before the season has ended we at Five Minutes Spare prefer to get the Combine & first week of Free Agency out of the way before we put out our Draft 1.0. We will no doubt change this as pro days and further trades take place but right now this is our best guess for picks 1-16.
- Arizona Cardinals – Kyler Murray (QB, Oklahoma)
We have to believe the rumours and hype at this stage – although we don’t think he should go first. If this does go down, then the Giants should get on to them for Rosen double quick (unless they have grabbed him pre-draft).
- San Francisco 49ers – Quinnen Williams (DT, Alabama)
It’s a toss-up between him and Bosa but since they just signed Dee Ford grabbing one of the best interior linemen in a while makes more sense.
- NY Jets – Nick Bosa (DE/OLB, Ohio State)
There is no way the Jets can pass on Bosa here, who is the drafts top edge rusher
- Oakland Raiders – Josh Allen (OLB, Kentucky)
Probably not their biggest need but too good to pass up on here. A trade is also a possibility.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Montez Sweat (DE, Mississippi State)
Sweat blew up the combine and has a rare combination of size and mobility. He will set their edge for years to come.
- NY Giants – Jawaan Taylor (OT, Florida)
If you intend to give Eli another year then you need to keep him on his feet and at 6’52 and 330+lbs Taylor is a monster both in pass defence & as a run blocker. They could also go QB here but we are assuming they work a trade for Rosen given the above scenario.
- Jacksonville Jaguars – Jonah Williams (OL, Alabama)
Adding Nick Foles and their still loaded defence means that the Jags could be a postseason contender, however, they need to sort the OL and Williams can slot in nicely on the right side.
- Detroit Lions – Ed Oliver (DT, Houston)
The Lions have been busy boys in FA adding players at their biggest areas of need so they could go anywhere but we think that Ed Oliver might be too tempting to pass up here. He has the look of Aaron Donald about him and he was a huge part of Houston’s recent success. They need a good RB but this is too high to take one.
- Buffalo Bills – D.K. Metcalf (WR, Mississippi)
Having missed out on Antonio Brown Metcalf is a nice consolation who will give them a deep threat and he would enjoy playing with a big armed QB in Josh Allen.
- Denver Broncos – Dwayne Haskins (QB, Ohio State)
Joe Flacco is still a serviceable starter and it means that Elway will not have to rush Haskins into the role.
- Cincinatti Bengals – Andre Dillard (OT, Washington State)
The Bengals look set to continue with Andy Dalton so strengthening the OL is a must and Dillard is probably the best pass blocker in the draft, after all, he got plenty of practice last season in Mike Leaches “Air Raid” offence – Gardner Minshew had 662 passing attempts last year and completed on 70.7% of them.
- Green Bay Packers – T.J. Hockenson (TE, Iowa)
The Packers have addressed a chunk of their needs in FA and TE is the glaring hole right now. Noah Fant is also a possibility here if Hockenson is gone; as is a trade down.
- Miami Dolphins – Drew Lock (QB, Missouri)
With Ryan Tannehill gone leaving Luke Falk, Jake Redick or Stephen Ross on the roster a QB looks a cert here and we think it will be Lock, although Daniel Jones out of Duke is a possibility too.
- Atlanta Falcons- Rashaan Gary (DL Michigan)
The Falcons need to address the DL and it’s a close call between Gary and either of the two Clemson guys Wilkins or Lawrence. Linebacker is not a glaring need for the Falcons, but Devon White could be tempting too if he falls this far.
- Washington Redskins – Parris Campbell (WR Ohio State)
They have 4 picks in the top 100 so could go QB here – possibly Duke’s Daniel Jones QB given there is not much on the depth chart after Case Keenum with Smiths injury. However, we favour a WR given they have cut Jamison Crowder and whoever plays QB he needs someone to throw the ball to.
- Carolina Panthers Clelin Ferrell (DE Clemson)
The Panthers need OL help but Ferrell is great value here and someone to rush the QB is big a need with Julius Peppers retiring. They have 3 more picks in the top 100 so can address the OL later.
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