Philly Sports Wave NFL Mock Draft #1 (Post-SuperBowl Mock) from John Burke
JB’S POST SUPERBOWL MOCK
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
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
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
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.