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NFL Mock Draft 3.0 (Rounds 1 &2)

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Welcome to part two of our NFL Mock Draft article series. This article is a collaboration of 5 dynasty/devy writers for the Fantasy Fanalysts. All of the writers also contribute to the 48 Report.

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1. Arizona Cardinals: Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio State

Bosa is the best and most valuable player available. He and Chandler Jones give the Cardinals the ability to get pressure rushing 3 or 4 every time.

Josh Padgett

2. San Francisco 49ers: Quinnen Williams, DL, Alabama

The 49ers really could benefit from a trade back but I just don’t have the patience to seek a guy out right now and trade. Instead I’ll take who I believe is the second best defensive player in the draft, Quinnen Williams.

Eric Adams

3. New York Jets: Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama

Sam Darnold wasn’t sacked as much as Deshaun Watson was, but he was in the top 10 when it came to QB hits. Bringing Jonah Williams in will definitely aid in giving Darnold more protection and time in the pocket.

Christopher Nelson

4. Oakland Raiders: Josh Allen, EDGE, Kentucky

The Raiders have a lot of needs to fill this offseason-and attempting to fill the large void left by Khalil Mack (literally and figuratively) is a great start. This 6’4” 258 defender racked up 17 sacks in his senior year in Lexington-he has the burst, flexibility, and size to translate those stats to NFL backfields.

Matt Hicks

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Ed Oliver, DT, Houston

Ed Oliver is easily the best player available. In Tampa, he will get the opportunity to play inside and out on the defensive line. With his combo of power and quickness, he will be a double digit sack player early in his career.

Josh Padgett

6. New York Giants: Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma

The talk will be all about the QBs leading up to the draft for the Giants but I would prefer to see them beef up the O-Line. Cody Ford gives them another great O-Line addition, further building around Saquon Barkley.

Eric Adams

7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

We all know Bortles has to go and the Jags need their heir apparent. Drew Lock is the most pro-ready QB in this draft and should do well on a team that already has a good 3 defense to take pressure off of him in the early going.

Christopher Nelson

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8. Detroit Lions: Brian Burns, EDGE, Florida State

Detroit is in desperate need of help along the edge and Burns is well-rounded and polished. He has great technique that allows him to get into the backfield early and often-recording 123 tackles, 38.5 for a loss, and 23 sacks in 3 years with the Seminoles.

Matt Hicks

9. Buffalo Bills: N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State

The Bills pick the best playmaker in this draft. Harry compliments Josh Allen very well as he can create big plays out of the simplest routes and concepts. As well as Allen played this past year, he still needs to develop in a lot.  

Harry will be able to help him early in that development and will develop alongside him. If these two can reach their respective ceilings, the Bills will be cooking.

Josh Padgett

10. Denver Broncos: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU

The Broncos need to get back to the days of 2013/15. New head coach Vic Fangio will look to retool the defense, snagging Greedy Williams and forming a tremendous cornerback duo to go along with a fierce pass rush.

Eric Adams

11. Cincinnati Bengals: Devin White, LB, LSU

The Bengals LB corps is not good and they need a shakeup in the worst way. Devin White has the athleticism/skill to start right away and contribute. With his ability to get through the offensive line and attack the QB or RB, Cincinnati has to pull the trigger here.

Christopher Nelson

12. Green Bay Packers: TJ Hockenson, TE, Iowa

EDGE is a big need for Green Bay, and support at the safety position could also help this defense grow. I’m not sure new head coach Matt Lafleur, a McVay “prodigy” wants that, though. Instead, I’m giving him one of the most versatile weapons in the draft-Hockenson can come in and immediately contribute as a receiver and a blocker.

Matt Hicks

13. Miami Dolphins: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

The Dolphins wait it out and are amazed their top QB is still on the board at 13. It’s time to end the Tannehill era in Miami and with the truly elite talent in this draft already off the board, Haskins is too valuable to pass up.

Josh Padgett

14. Atlanta Falcons: Clelin Ferrell, DL, Clemson

Atlanta may lose Grady Jarrett in free agency so they have a massive hole (literally) on their defensive line. Ferrell will help regain some of the production lost if Jarrett were to leave.

Eric Adams

15. Washington: Kelvin Harmon, WR, NC State

No one on this roster screams WR1 at all, so I think Kelvin will come in and immediately make that room better. He’d definitely be a bigger improvement over the oft hurt and under performing Josh Doctson. Whatever QB that gets brought in will have a very good route runner to throw to.

Christopher Nelson

16. Carolina Panthers: Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State

Risner impressed me with his performance at the Senior Bowl-he’s an impressive pass protector who also plays aggressive and drives defenders back when run blocking.

Carolina has a lot of need upfront-and protecting Newton while opening up holes for CMC has to be their priority. Risner can play anywhere on the offensive line, and although he prefers tackle he’s willing to play anywhere an NFL team needs him to.

Matt Hicks

17. Cleveland Browns: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington

Cleveland picks up Murphy who has been steadily rising draft boards thanks to a very strong year at Washington. Recording 4 interceptions helped show off the ball skills to go with the elite speed and quickness that helps him as a lockdown man corner. Ward and Murphy could be one of the top corner tandems in this league right away.

Josh Padgett

18. Minnesota Vikings: Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State

It really seems like offensive line is the only weakness for the Vikings. They shore up the pass protection with Dillard who should slot in at either tackle position right away.

Eric Adams


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19. Tennessee Titans: DK Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss

The Titans already have Davis on roster as one of their good WRs, adding Metcalf gives them another great look on the outside. Metcalf brings size and red zone threat-ability that will open up the offense.

Christopher Nelson

20. Pittsburgh Steelers: DeAndre Baker, CB, Georgia

Pittsburgh needs help in the secondary, and they did theyselves no favors by reaching in the first for safety help last year. With Baker they get a first round talent-he’s quick, athletic and is a ball hawk.

Matt Hicks

21. Seattle Seahawks: Jachai Polite, EDGE, Florida

Polite is ready to contribute day 1, but going to Seattle raises his ceiling significantly. The bend and the explosion are great. He has some technique issues to polish up, but Seattle will take care of those very quickly.

Josh Padgett

22. Baltimore Ravens: Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan

Baltimore can go a lot of ways with this pick but they need to get back to who they were. Suggs is too old to be relied on as heavily as he is. Gary would give them their best pass rushing threat in a while.

Eric Adams

23. Houston Texans: Chris Lindstrom, iOL, Boston College

With what was left as far as top shelf talent, Lindstrom was the best option available. When it comes to the offensive line, Houston can’t afford to not go for best available here. Lindstrom is a solid guy who looks very strong on the line against tough competition.

Christopher Nelson

24. Oakland Raiders (via Chicago): Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama

Mack Wilson screams Raiders to me-he’s a monster of a linebacker. His powerful tackling is complimented by his quickness and the lateral ability to cover a lot of field. With Allen and Wilson, the Raiders have a great core of young talent for their defense.

Matt Hicks

25. Philadelphia Eagles: Yodny Cajuste, OT, West Virginia

With depth a problem at the tackle spot for the Eagles, Cajuste becomes the backup for both Jason Peters and Lane Johnson.  With Peters at 37 years old with injury concerns, Cajuste likely won’t remain on the bench for long.

Maintaining the strength of the offensive line is very important in keeping Wentz clean and continuing to succeed in the run game especially with mediocre running backs.

Josh Padgett

26. Indianapolis Colts: Marquise ‘Hollywood’ Brown, WR, Oklahoma

The Colts should look to take the next step on offense. They could definitely pick for defense but another weapon for Luck is a more attractive option. Brown is that new weapon.

Eric Adams

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27. Oakland Raiders (from Dallas): Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State

Oakland needs a ton of things and Hakeem is another great young piece for this offense. One of my favorite big body receivers his year, Hakeem has the tools to excel on the outsides on most routes. I absolutely love this kid’s handwork.

Christopher Nelson

28. Los Angeles Chargers: Christian Wilkins, iDL, Clemson

Wilkins is a big body (6’4”, 300) and makes a tremendous compliment to Bosa and Ingram locking down the edges. Wilkins recorded 40.5 tackles for a loss in his career at Clemson and will help lock down an already impressive defensive unit.

Matt Hicks

29. Kansas City Chiefs: Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama

This pick is a huge value for the Chiefs. Pairing a ball hawk like Thompson with Eric Berry would shore up the back end of a defense that struggled all last season. Creating some more turnovers would really improve this defense.

Josh Padgett

30. Green Bay Packers: Devin Bush, LB, Michigan

I think the Packers need to continue to grow on the defensive side of the ball. Clay Matthews isn’t getting any younger so Bush adds a nice youth element to the linebacker group.

Eric Adams

31. Los Angeles Rams: Dexter Lawrence, iDL, Clemson

I’m a believer that all 3 defensive line prospects from Clemson will go in the first round and what a place to go. Dexter is a great cheap option for the Rams who have a lot of money in their team as a whole and will need flexibility and talent going forward. Dexter is a mauler who will fit in with the Rams defensive culture.

Christopher Nelson

32. New England Patriots: Charles Omenihu, iDL, Texas

I debated a lot of options for the Patriots here: A.J. Brown to round out their receiving corps., Noah Fant as a dynamic replacement for Gronk, and even Kyler Murray.

Instead, I have them reacting to the early run on interior defensive linemen and taking Omenihu. He has the versatility to move to the outside, if needed, and showed out at the Senior Bowl-making him a great replacement for likely free agency departures on the defensive line.

Matt Hicks

33. Arizona Cardinals: Noah Fant, Space Cowboy*, Iowa

Fant is a beast of a prospect. He is the best receiving tight end in this class and his blocking is far better than he gets credit for. As complete a tight end as OJ Howard was coming in, a little patience may be necessary, but Fant will be a top 5 tight end in this league. Book it.

Josh Padgett

*Contrary to Josh’s fantastic suggestion, Fant is not an actual cowboy-he is a tight end

34. Indianapolis Colts: Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia

Indy took Brown in round 1 and continue to make Andrew Luck smile like the proud admiral he should be. Another weapon to his arsenal has Indy taking the next step on offense.

Eric Adams

35. Oakland Raiders: Greg Little, OL, Ole Miss

Derek Carr constantly played in the pocket from downward dog position. It’s not right to get any further in this draft without addressing another big weakness which is definitely the o-line. Greg Little isn’t a finished product but has the tools to be a consistent starter for year to come.

Christopher Nelson

36. San Francisco: Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware

Adderley is fast, very athletic, and can cover a lot of ground. He’s lacking hype because he’s coming out of FCS Delaware, but Adderley offers a lot for San Francisco’s secondary.

Matt Hicks

37. New York Giants: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

A big time splash pick for the Giants, Murray will put butts in seats. Will he be available here? With all the baseball speculation, who knows? If and when he commits, Murray is certainly talented, and with this group of skill players, he would be a lot of fun.

Josh Padgett

38. Jacksonville Jaguars: Irv Smith Jr., TE, Alabama

After taking Drew Lock in round 1, the Jags get him a nice little receiving option in Alabama tight end Irv Smith Jr. He should slot in nicely to the Jags’ new look offense.

Eric Adams

39. Tampa Bay Bucs: David Edwards, OL, Wisconsin

Surprised to see a name like this fall this far but the Bucs will be glad to snatch him up here in the second round. Edwards still has some learning to do having transitioned from TE to OL, but has the necessary tools to stick in the NFL. Definitely not too shabby getting a big bodied guy like this down there protection Jameis and aiding the run.

Christopher Nelson

40. Buffalo: Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama

Perhaps my favorite fit in this mock draft: Jacobs is explosive, fast, and powerful-everything that LeSean McCoy no longer is. It’s time to Buffalo to move past Shady and Jacobs is the perfect replacement (or compliment for 2019). He can contribute to the pass game, help protect Josh Allen with great blocking, and burst through the tackles.

Matt Hicks

41. Denver Broncos: Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State

The Broncos add an experienced corner who possesses the size and quickness to succeed in man coverage. Oruwariye would the nickel corner behind Harris and Greedy. That’s an enticing proposition.

Josh Padgett

42. Cincinnati Bengals: Will Grier, QB, WVU

I expect the Bengals to move on from Andy Dalton. The next guy up is Will Grier who provides a flair for the dramatic. New coach Zac Taylor gets the WVU signal caller to open a new era of Bengals football.

Eric Adams

43. Detroit Lions: AJ Brown, WR, Ole Miss

The Detroit Lions get a really good receiver to pair with GollaBAE (Golladay) who can run inside or outside. You could tell at times, the Lions struggled without Tate and Golladay seeing heavy coverage. This additions will keep teams honest and help side slingin’ Stafford out a lot.

Christopher Nelson

44. Green Bay: Montez Sweat, EDGE, Mississippi State

Sweat is explosive and can get to backfield quickly. He’s flexible and demonstrated solid counters against tough offensive linemen. He got Day One hype from a solid week in Mobile, and the Packers get good value with him in the mid 2nd round.

Matt Hicks

45. Atlanta Falcons: Jeffrey Simmons, DT, Mississippi State

Bolstering the line solidifies the a defense that is young and talented at every level. Simmons is a first round talent. There is a video out there of him being involved in an altercation with a female in his freshman year. He was not invited to the combine. NFL teams will have to decide if he is beyond this incident and where the risk is worth taking.

Josh Padgett

46. Salt Lake Stallions*: Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

So we’re not the biggest fans of Daniel Jones here at the fantasy fanalysts…so we’re sending him to the Alliance of American football league. Enjoy Salt Lake!

Eric Adams

*Ongoing joke/jab at Dan Snyder. See Mock 1.0 or 2.0 articles for more context

47. Carolina Panthers: Anthony Nelson, EDGE, Iowa

Anthony Nelson is a good pick here because of the need Carolina has. They’re losing a few guys to free agency, Peppers to retirement and need to fill a hole here.

Christopher Nelson

48. Miami Dolphins: Isaiah Buggs, iDL, Alabama

Buggs (6’4’, 290) is a big man who totaled 103 tackles (13.5 for a loss) in just two years with the Crimson Tide. The Dolphins rush defense was porous, at best, this season and they could use Buggs clogging up the middle.

Matt Hicks

49. Cleveland Browns: Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida

The Browns depth at tackle is not pretty. Since Joe Thomas retired, they need some help on the outside blocking. Taylor is a big man at 6’5” 335 lbs. He needs some refinement, but he can succeed early on especially as a run blocker which will be the bread and butter of this Browns offense as Baker continues to develop.

Josh Padgett

50. Minnesota Vikings: Michael Deiter, iOL, Wisconsin

The Vikings are a team with very few holes. They took a tackle in round 1 and now an interior offensive lineman to shore up the O-Line which might be their only weakness at the moment.

Eric Adams

51. Tennessee Titans: Garrett Bradbury, iOL, NC State

A great get here for the Titans and also a relative steal. Bradbury is considered by some to be the 1b to Chris Lindstrom’s 1a and will be a great asset for years to come.

Christopher Nelson

52. Pittsburgh Steelers: Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina

This pick comes with the expectation that Brown moves on, which given the salary cap restrictions make this a relatively whimsical pick.Still Samuel could fit well in a redeveloped Pittsburgh offense.

The offense can run through Smith-Schuster as the “X” and Washington burning defenders on the outside-Samuel can run drags, slants, and reverses to dominate the middle of the field and keep defenses off balanced.

Matt Hicks

53. Philadelphia Eagles (From BAL): David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State

The Eagles had a confusing running back situation. Not anymore. Montgomery is the best running back in this class and would be the best back on the Eagles roster. He can succeed on all three downs and really help this offense with some continuity.

Josh Padgett

54. Houston Texans (From Seattle): Rodney Anderson, RB, Oklahoma

This could be a fun little pick. Lamar Miller doesn’t do it for me. At. All. Anderson gives the Texans the proper Arian Foster replacement they have sorely lacked over the past few years.

Eric Adams

55. Houston Texans: Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame

This is a kid I really liked while watching him cover various receivers I was scouting. He has some work to do when reacting to receiver routes but this is the area where most project him going. The Texans have a glaring need at this position and Love will help stop the bleeding.

Christopher Nelson

56. New England Patriots (via CHI): Lil’Jordan Humphrey, WR, Texas

I passed on wideout for the Pats in the first-and this is why; there’s a lot of depth at the position in this draft class. I loved Humphrey’s tape-he’s a large frame (6’4”, 225) and has big-play athleticism. He’s got great hands and his versatile skill set compliments the eclectic receiving corps. In New England.

Matt Hicks

57. Philadelphia Eagles: Trayvon Mullen, CB, Clemson

Depth at corner is lacking for the Eagles and the value is here with their 3rd top 60 pick. Whether Mullen is ready to start or not can be debated, but he is talented enough to develop into a quality corner for this team.

Josh Padgett

58. Dallas Cowboys: Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State

If Cole Beasley is on his way out then the Cowboys really need a possession receiver. Enter Parris Campbell who could be a steal at this point. Dak would love this move.

Eric Adams

59. Indianapolis Colts: Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia

Another team who was routinely beat in their secondary, this pick needed to be made. Thornhill won’t translate into being a star, but he’ll definitely end up a capable starter with a high IQ who can make plays when necessary.

Christopher Nelson

60. LA Chargers Dru Samia, iOL, Oklahoma

Samia can offset some serious concern on the offensive line for the Chargers. He has the mobility to efficiently work in the interior and can help protect Rivers and open up holes for Gordon. With Samia, the Chargers get help on both sides of the trenches.

Matt Hicks

61. Kansas City Chiefs: D’Andre Walker, EDGE, Georgia

Help on the edge is a critical need even though the Chiefs have been able to get to the passer at a reasonable rate. Walker can make an impact early especially with Chris Jones commanding doubles in the middle consistently.

Josh Padgett

62. New Orleans Saints: Isaac Nauta, TE, Georgia

The Saints need to start adding players to their offense who people can actually name. It can’t be all Thomas and the RBs. Nauta has some good speed to him as a move tight end and would cook with Brees as his QB.

Eric Adams

63. Kansas City Chiefs (via LAR): Elijah Holyfield, RB, Georgia

I contemplated going defense here, but I preferred running back. I really liked what I saw from Elijah and I really think he can play well with Damien Williams in this offense. It kills so many Williams shares, but I’m not here to please haha.

Christopher Nelson

64. New England Patriots: Dawson Knox, TE, Ole Miss

With wideout and defensive line help already secured, the Patriots will look to offset the potential loss of Gronkowski with their 3rd pick in the top 64. They’ve missed out on an early run at tight end but they score a highly athletic (but raw)  potential playmaker. Knox is far from a sure thing, but it wouldn’t be the first time Belichick made some mid-round magic.

Matt Hicks

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