NFL Mock Draft 1.0 and Playoff Predictions
With the season moving along, one of the things to look forward to is the annual NFL Draft. What will your favourite team do, what needs will they fulfill? This week I am looking at the 20 teams that did not make the playoffs and their potential draft pick. Remember this is the first version of this. I will be coming out with many versions out until the Draft happens. So let us see where the 20 non-playoff teams draft.
1-Arizona Cardinals: DE, Ohio State, Nick Bosa
No one is better right now, Bosa will be a beast on the defensive line with Chandler Jones.
2-San Fransisco 49ers: DT, Alabama, Quinnen Williams
49ers would love to have an edge rusher like Bosa, but this stud is still a significant upgrade at defensive tackle.
3-New York Jets: OLB, Kentucky, Josh Allen
New York Jets idea is to have a Khalil Mack type player to make it a nightmare for the quarterbacks to do their business.
4-Oakland Raiders: DE, Clemson, Clelin Ferrell
Gruden might have wanted Allen in this spot, and if he is gone it might be Gruden crazy time, but he has to go with Ferrell, right?
5-Tampa Bay Buccaneers: CB, LSU, Greedy Williams
Coaching has been saying that Winston is the future. So with the secondary being one of the worst, they will shore that up.
6-New York Giants: QB, Ohio State, Dwayne Haskins
I am not sure someone wanting Haskins would not trade with Tampa Bay, but if not the Giants have to do it!
7-Jacksonville Jaguars: QB, Missouri, Drew Lock
If the Jaguars can't make a trade with Tampa Bay, they will take Drew Lock over Daniel Jones, and his strong arm will be great in Jacksonville.
8-Detroit Lions: ILB, LSU, Devin White
The need is great for the Lions who could use this year's version of Darius Leonard.
9-Buffalo Bills: OT, Alabama, Jonah Williams
Bills need to protect their future QB Josh Allen, so this makes sense to pick him. They could trade back into 1st round to select a receiver.
10-Denver Broncos: DT, Houston, Ed Oliver
One of the players that might have a fall because of team fulfilling needs than wants. Denver gets a freak of nature to play in between Miller and Chubb.
11-Cincinnati Bengals: OT, Ole Miss, Greg Little
Little will provide some needed protection for Andy Dalton, and they hope he can do what Quinton Nelson did for the Indianapolis Colts.
12-Green Bay Packers: DT, Clemson, Christian Wilkins
The best player at this point happens to be a defensive lineman who should help the Packers cause some issues at the front.
13-Miami Dolphins: QB, Duke, Daniel Jones
The Tannehill era will come to an end and will select the third quarterback not picked in the top 10.
14-Atlanta Falcons: DE, Michigan, Rashan Gary
The Falcons need some help in the defensive line department, and this Wolverine can be a beast as being one of the biggest guys available.
15-Washington Redskins: WR, Arizona State, N'Keal Harry
Probably the best wide receiver available in the draft. Harry will be the Redskins legit number one receiver they need.
16-Carolina Panthers: OT, Florida, Jawaan Taylor
Cam Newton needs protection especially if they lose some on the free agency. Taylor is a tremendous prospect and reliable that can help immediately.
17-Cleveland Browns: WR, Ole Miss, A.J. Brown
Baker Mayfield needs more offensive weapons to help him in the offence. YAC specialist Brown will help the Browns add another element.
18-Minnesota Vikings: OG, Oklahoma, Cody Ford
Vikings need any offensive line help to make sure Kirk Cousins is not running for his life. Ford can come in and have an impact right away.
19-Tennessee Titans: DE, Florida, Jachai Polite
Titans need a wideout, and the best two are gone. So they go for another pass rusher to the D-line, the other was Montez Sweat that could go here.
20-Pittsburgh Steelers: CB, Georgia, Deandre Baker
Last year Los Angeles Chargers had the steal of the draft with selecting Derwin James late, this could be this year's steal, and Steelers need a proficient cornerback.
Indianapolis Colts at Kansas City Chiefs
Can Andrew Luck and the Colts take advantage of the Chiefs bad defence to win the divisional playoff game at the cold Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City? We know Patrick Mahomes, and the Chiefs will score points on the Colts. This game will be a closer game than many think it will be. I believe this will be a Chiefs win though. Kansas City 38 Indianapolis 31
Los Angeles Chargers at New England Patriots
If there is anybody that knows how to win the big games, it's the New England Patriots and Tom Brady. Philip Rivers struggled against the Baltimore Ravens defence and barely squeaked a win. This time around New England will show the Chargers why they are still the beasts of the AFC and Brady throws for 3 TD passes. New England 27 LA Chargers 16
Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams
The thing about the Cowboys is that they are a hard team to tell if they are going to show up or not. The Cowboys are a lot better than many think and last week the Cowboys showed the Seattle Seahawks what the trio of Amari Cooper, Zeke Elliott and Dak Prescott could do. I have a feeling the Cowboys will win. However the more I think about it, I had the Rams winning the Super Bowl and have to go with whom I thought was going to win initially. LA Rams 24 Dallas 20
Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints
The defending Super Bowl champions are only going to make it so far this year. The Saints at home are too good and look for Drew Brees to have a significant passing game. The defence of the Eagles is good, but Saints are just too good at home. The Saints get a landslide win. New Orleans 38 Philadelphia 20