Philly Sports Wave NFL Mock Draft #1 (Post-SuperBowl Mock) from John Burke


    Happy draft season. One of my favorite times of the year as I am a draft NERD! This is a

preliminary post SuperBowl/ Pre-pro day mock that will assuredly change after workouts and

trades are executed. I will say I expect a lot of movement this year at the top of the Draft after

the QB carousel comes to a stop. With team like Washington, Chicago, Carolina all looking to

possibly move up which I expect WFT and Carolina to race for Trey Lance. However, for this

post Superbowl mock we will stick to no trades and just mock from position. Enjoy the read!! JB

1. Jacksonville Jaguars- Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson

No brainer Meyer gets a franchise QB to begin his tenure and the tea is loaded with cap

room and draft capitol to build around Lawrence.

2. New York Jets- Zach Wilson, QB BYU

This is with the belief that Darnold is traded and Saleh and Douglass get their own guy.

Wilson can make every throw on the field with accuracy opening the offense with his

athleticism as well.

3. Miami Dolphins- DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama

Gut call here because this could very well be Chase and or a trade back for a QB needy

team but for now it is Smith reuniting with Tua. Smaller frame coming in at 175 and not

willing to be weighed at the Senior Bowl raised some eyebrows as well but coming off a

monumental year with 117 receptions 1856 yards and 23 TD’s with the Heisman Trophy

I do not think to many heads would turn here.

4. Atlanta Falcons- Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State

Matt Ryan is at the end of his time in Atlanta and drafting the heir apparent seems likely

here with a new regime in place. Fields showed a lot of guts in the CFP as he torched

Clemson. 2 season starter 78 total TD’s and only 9 picks and a year to learn to behind

Ryan seems like a very good fit for Fields.

5. Cincinnati Bengals- Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon

Bengals are patient here and let the board fall to them getting their #1 player on their

board to protect Burrow, they are springing to the podium with this pick.

6. Philadelphia Eagles- Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU

Opted out this year but some forget he led the country in all major categories in 2019

for WR’S. He is the best WR in the draft and a steal at 6

7. Detroit Lions- Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama

They would have gone QB here without getting Goff back who may just be a stopgap but

gives them a chance to land Waddle. Golladay, Jones Jr and Amendola are all FA this

pick is necessity and value. Waddle is explosive perhaps the most explosive out of the

big 3.

8. Carolina Panthers- Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State

Patience pays off here for the Panthers as they wait out some possible trades and get

Lance to replace Bridgewater who is not the answer, they take Lance with his dual

threat ability to take over the helm under Rhule and Brady’s offense. 1 year starter

proceed with caution but talented non the less.

9. Denver Broncos- Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State

Big, strong, fast and athletic. Great length and off the chart instincts. Parsons is very

good against the run as well as in coverage, simply put he is a defensive game changer.

10. Dallas Cowboys- Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech

Cowboys are losing two corners to free agency possibly who were not very good to

begin with. The pick could certainly go Surtain both have about the same size and

weight, but I think it is Farley here. Who has great size speed and length for the position.

11. New York Giants- Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida

They miss out on the big 3 WR but get Pitts who could end up being a bona fide stud , he

is translating as a possible WR in the league but he is a matchup nightmare to say the

least, too fast for the LB’s and too big for safety’s gives the Giants a hybrid nightmare for

opposing D’s

12. San Franciso 49ers – Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama

San Fran is about to have 0 CB’s in the room after free agency. Big strong corner with an

NFL pedigree is something Lynch loves, and they do not pass up Surtain who is a home

run pick worthy of top 10 pick and a pick of need.

13. Los Angeles Charges – Rashawn Slater, T, Northwestern

Chargers move to protect the franchise QB with the 2 nd best Tackle in the draft. Slater is

big strong athletic with great hands and footwork he projects well at the next level even

with a possibility of kicking inside of needed.

14. Minnesota Vikings- Gregory Rousseau, Edge, Miami FL

While they have other needs, these is a player they will see as too good to pass up. 15.5

sacks in 2019 behind only Chase Young. Opted out this year but make no mistake his

great speed and size for the edge a is a difference maker in the pass rush.

15. New England Patriots- Mac Jones, QB, Alabama

They could trade up and be aggressive here but for now its Jones with a position of

need. Pro’s 41 TD’S and 4 int’s with 80% completion 760 yards 9 TD’S and no picks in

CFP. Accurate thrower however lacks arm strength and isn’t very athletic. But need is

greater than want here for the Patriots as they are not able to trade up for the other 4


16. Arizona Cardinals- Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina

Another NFL pedigree player here, and Arizona has needs in the secondary with possibly

losing Peterson to FA. Horn is tremendous in man to man press coverage because he is a

physical CB that competes for position on every play.

17. Las Vegas Raiders – Jeremiah Owusu- Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame

The need playmakers and Koramoah fits that mold as an explosive LB who is great in

coverage. He slides here a little because by NFL standards he is a bit undersized. He

makes up for that with his athleticism and football IQ. Mayok does not let him get past

the Raiders.

18. Miami Dolphins- Christian Darrisaw- OT – Virgina Tech

Strong rangy mobile kid that can protect Tua and bolster the line and excels in run

blocking. Miami goes for the homerun at pick 3 then comes back to protect Tua and

continues to build the team the right way. I will say Najee Harris would be interesting

and enticing here as well, may change in future mocks.

19. Washington Football Team- Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota

I think like stated in the opening WFT makes a strong push to get into the top 10 for

Trey Lance. But for now, my gut is its Bateman here who is a polished receiver that will

complement Mclaurin on the opposite side creating a very nice 1-2 punch.

20. Chicago Bears – Tevin Jenkins – OT- Oklahoma State

Versatile, good hands quick feet does not have the punch that some of the other higher

rated tackles in the draft may have but his technique is sound and could even

potentially kick inside if need be.

21. Indianapolis Colts- Kwity Paye, Edge, Michigan

Another highly ranked player that slides due to circumstance not talent. He is a freak of

a talent; he can defend the run and has the makeup of being an elite pass rusher at the

next level. Indy if stays here hits a homerun and must be excited with he way the board


22. Tennessee Titans – Azeez Ojulari, Edge, Georgia

Titans need a lot of help on the defensive side of the ball. They need to pressure the QB

first and foremost and can land an outstanding player here who I assume will be

shooting up boards as wel get closer to the draft. Titans get a young high motor athletic

disrupter who avg almost a sack a game.

23. New York Jets – Jaelan Phillips, Edge, Miami FL

The run-on edge rushers continues as Joe Douglas and Robert Saleh go defense with

their second selection. Highly touted prospect who finally peaked this past season with

over 8 sacks and 15 tackles for loss.

24. Pittsburgh Steelers – Alijah Vera Tucker , OT- USC

With the news of Pouncey retiring and possible other losses along the line to free

agency taking Tucker here is a gift if he falls into their lap, versatile player that will

translate better at guard than tackle side to side movement is off the charts as well as

highly balanced technique.

25. Jacksonville Jaguars – Jayson Oweh, Edge, Penn State

Projecting as a first round pick off potential, I am never a fan of. He is extremely fast he

is coming off a disappointing campaign with no sacks and this would be a potential over

production pick Jags need pass rush I would think this will change. Think Christian

Barmore from Bama as well here.

26. Cleveland Browns – Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa

One of the best defenders as terms of versatility in this draft Collins a do it all defender

who can rush the passer as well as drop into coverage, he added two pick 6’s to his

resume this past season as well. The Browns get a steal here with one of my personal

favorites in the draft.

27. Baltimore Ravens – Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida

Speed kills and this kid has track meet speed. He is another one of my favorite players in

this draft as he is a pure playmaker. Still unpolished route runner but adding him on the

opposite of Hollywood Brown or the slot with Boykin with Andrews at TE and J.K.

Dobbins gives Jackson all the weapons he needs, and this offense becomes scary. Too

good to pass up here.

28. New Orleans Saints – Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU

The top-rated safety in the draft, with Malcom Jenkins in his late 30’s looking for the

replacement now is in the best interest of the saints and getting the # 1 prospect at the

position is a plus. Moerig plays well in the box and but excels when able to patrol the

middle of the field and a ball hawk.

29. Green bay Packers – Tyson Campbell., CB, Georgia

Green Bay needs to replace Kevin King, so Campbell is the pick here. Big lengthy strong

kid. Plays very good man to man, plays the ball well in the air put his durability concerns

to bed this year playing a full year. He has the length Green Bay seems to love at 6’2 and

a little over 185 he has the NFL frame teams covet

30. Buffalo Bills – Alex Leatherwood., OT, Alabama

Missing out on some of the other tackles Buffalo still gets their mauler. Big strong kid

great hands and punch and excels in the run block. Has experience at both guard and

tackle. He will need to perfect his tendency to get stiff at the legs which will cause

trouble against faster edge rushers and could end up inside because of that as well.

31. Kansas City Chiefs – Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas

As evidence in the SuperBowl this team needs help along the line decimated by injuries.

Cosmi has played both tackle positions for the Longhorns. He tends to be a shield

blocker but has above average athleticism. He will need to work on his leverage as well

but his footwork and mobility. Proper coaching to hone in and blend talents translate to

starting tackle at the next level. Position of need here for the chiefs.

32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Daviyon Nixon, IDL, Iowa

Suh is a free agent and Nixon can slide right in and contribute. The Big Ten Defensive

Player of the Year had 13 tackles for lost with 5 sacks on the year. He will create

disruption in the backfield by his quickness and ability to shoot the gaps.


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