Philly Sports Wave: Final Mock Draft by John Burke
JB’S MOCK DRAFT 2.0
The Draft is this week BABY, and a lot has happened already. After trades, evaluations, Pro Days. We are in the home stretch. I do expect there to be a ton of movement all through the first round of this draft. The rumor mill is in full circle as is tradition and the misinformation is being thrown around like a high school group chat (we all know about those), however it is tough to gauge who is actually moving up to get the QB’s this year, I do believe all 4 of the top prospects to go in the top 10. Enjoy the final mock draft from Phillysportswave !! 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
With Darnold being traded now 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. I would not call this kid a one year wonder and he will impress and turn heads in his first year as well.
3. San Francisco 49ers- Mac Jones, QB Alabama
This should be Fields but with the medical history of epilepsy being revealed this week I think the rumors and speculation end with Mac Jones as the pick to play it safe. Jones is a smart accurate QB. Just not worthy of the #3 in my opinion. I would still be taking Fields here and If the 49ers feel as though medical reports are right and Fields will be fine, he certainly could very well be the pick anyway
4. Atlanta Falcons- Kyle Pitts, TE Florida
They seem committed to Ryan and his cap number which makes this pick also a prime spot to trade back if they can get a ransom for it. However, I think the price may be too steep here and they take arguably the best non QB prospect in the draft. Pitts is a freak of nature and will dominate whoever he is lined up against. Simply put he is too big for secondary defenders and too fast for LB’s.
5. Cincinnati Bengals- Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU
6. Denver Broncos- Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State
Denver showed all offseason they have been in the market for a QB and with Lance and Fields both sliding here they do not gamble with The Lions and Panthers ahead of them and jump up to get Lance here, Miami moves back 3 spots after Pitts and Chase fall off the board and gain more capitol.
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 and will be a playmaker for this new offense.
8. Carolina Panthers- Penei Sewell, T, Oregon
Patience pays off here for the Panthers as they wait out some possible trades and get one of the top non QB in the draft to anchor their line. It is no secret they would love to trade down as well to gain more picks but passing up Sewell is too much for Rhule and company.
9. Miami Dolphins- Devonta Smith, WR, Alabama
Knocked for his lack of size he slips slightly but allows Miami to still get a playmaker that they covet to see if Tua is actually for real . Miami has another pick in the 1st round to address other holes and can get an offensive lineman in the 2nd as well. They elect the Heisman winner here
10. Dallas Cowboys- Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama
Cowboys are losing two corners to free agency possibly who were not very good to begin with.Surtain could very well be the top ranked defensive player in the draft and upgrades a porous secondary immediately with his pedigree and size.
11. New England Patriots- Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State
They never do this, and I have a hard believing they do it now but with the way they spent this offseason they are looking more and more like reload and Fields falling to 11 is enough to jump up and get him here and have their new franchise QB of the future
12. Philadelphia Eagles – Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
13. Los Angeles Charges – Rashawn Slater, T, Northwestern
Chargers move to protect the franchise QB with the 2nd best Tackle in the draft on paper however I believe he may be the best. Slater is big strong athletic with great hands and footwork he projects well at the next level even with a possibility of kicking inside if needed.
14. Minnesota Vikings- Jaelan Phillips, Edge, Miami FL
Injury history behind him and a rough go at UCLA with Kelly, Phillips looked the part of the nation’s top high school recruit in Miami. Spielman loves edge rushers and I think he goes that way here giving the Vikings a scary duo from the edge with Ngakoue and Phillips.
15. New York Giants- Kwitty Paye, Edge, Michigan
They trade down and get one of the higher ranked defensive players in the draft as well as a smart football player being an academic All-Big Ten and captain of the Wolverines. He has knocks but the value here is too good to pass up.
16. Arizona Cardinals- Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern
The cupboard is bare in Arizona in the CB department. Newsoe has some injury history but dazzled at his pro day with his speed and ball awareness, he projects well at the next level.
17. Las Vegas Raiders – Christian Darrisaw, T, Virgina Tech
Losing 3 starters on their line they get a strong rangy mobile kid here that excels in run blocking. This pick bolsters the line for the Raiders and Gruden something they desperately need after free agency.
18. Miami Dolphins- Micah Parsons- LB – Penn State
His slide stops here.He is the best LB in the draft and one of the best defensive prospects however as always with the draft character concerns cause a slide. Athletic rangy and can cover and tackle the talent is too much for Grier and company to pass up here.
19. Washington Football Team- Zaven Collins, LB , Tulsa
Can rush the QB or drop in coverage he adds to an already scary defense. He is a good fit here as a true LB and fills a need here for the WFT.
20. Chicago Bears – Alijah Vera Tucker, OL, USC
Missing out on the 1st rd qb they turn to a versatile lineman to sure up and protect the red rifle as well as their run game. Not the sexy pick but a smart one.
21. Indianapolis Colts- 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.
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 – Caleb Farley, CB, Virgina Tech
Talent and value win out here for a defense that needs playmakers in the secondary with new coach Robert Saleh. The injury issues are a concern but Farley before injury was a possible top 10 talent and was just cleared for football as per Peter King.
24. Pittsburgh Steelers – Alex Leatherwood , OT- Alabama
With the news of Pouncey retiring and possible other losses along the line to free agency taking Leatherwood here just makes all the sense, can play inside or out giving the Steelers the versatility they desperately need along the line for what should be Big Ben’s last run. They can address RB on day 2.
25. Jacksonville Jaguars – Christian Barmore, IDL, Alabama
This is a poor draft for IDL, possibly one of the worst ever. Barmore is the best of them with 8 sacks and 3 forced fumbles last year not the splash pick but a good one.
26. Cleveland Browns – Jeremiah Owusu Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame
One of the best defenders as terms of versatility in this draft JOK is a hybrid defender that can translate to safety and LB at the next level giving the browns more versatility for this defense.
27. Baltimore Ravens – Terrace Marshall, WR, LSU
This just feels like the pick here. Having Hollywood as the speedster they add Marshall here for the big body receiver to complement him and add to the weapons for Jackson.
28. New Orleans Saints – Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss
One of my favorite receivers in the draft, he has great hands as showed by his drop rate in college which was the lowest in the SEC. He is a burner that is dangerous with the ball in his hand. Peyton will have fun drawing up plays for him.
29. Green bay Packers – Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota
This is a total gut call I have seen no mocks with them taking a WR recently, but I think they try to make AROD happy here and add to his offense. Bateman is a very good WR runs all routes well good hand and speed and nice compliment to Adams.
30. Buffalo Bills – Gregory Rousseau, EDGE, Miami
A subpar pro day causes him to slip here but it stops with the bills who need a pass rusher and Rousseau fits the mold here. He had a tremendous 2019 before sitting out of 2020. Has all the talent and with Buffalo’s coaching staff I think they can get the most out of him.
31. Baltimore Ravens – Jamin Davis, LB, Kentucky
Davis has earned his draft buzz and slides into a perfect spot with the Ravens but could end up going much higher. 3 down backer who had 102 tackles last season and one of the most athletic at the position has NFL scouts in love with him and has received a ton of buzz.
32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Jason Oweh, EDGE, Penn State
The team does not have many needs. Oweh was a workout warrior and had a great pro day that had scouts drooling over him even after a zero-sack season. He may be a bit of a project but could be perfect landing spot for him. If not, this pick may be Rondale Moore to take Antoni Browns spot and give Brady another weapon.
Enjoy the Draft Guys!!! Ride that Wave and Let the Good Times Roll!
Enjoy the Draft Guys!!! Ride that Wave and Let the Good Times Roll!