One of the most unpredictable lead ups to the NFL Draft wraps up tonight. Kingsbury & Keim are about to call and either make some unprecedented history with back to back top 10 QB picks or keep it conventional.
Let me pray on it....
1. Cardinals - Kyler Murray, QB
Murray's a better and more exciting prospect than Rosen and has various connections with the current team. It's unique but the circumstances are right for this to happen. The Chargers step up in this scenario and offer a 19' 2nd and a 20' 4th for Rosen.
NFL Comp: gun-slinging Tyrod Taylor
2. Niners - Nick Bosa, DE
With Thomas' intriguing late season play inside, the Niners could look for yet another edge candidate. Bosa's versatile enough to play the 5 in their scheme or share time with Ford at the Leo.
NFL Comp: Justin Houston
3. New York Jets - Quinnen Williams, DT
If the Jets can't trade out, they'll likely take the highest rated defender on their board. Hard to imagine anyone would be over Williams at this point. The pocket wrecker's arguably the best prospect in this class.
NFL Comp: squeezed down Fletcher Cox
4. Raiders - T.J. Hockenson, TE
Skadoosh. Now Mayock's always said, if you don't have a franchise QB, you don't pass on one...but, although the jury's still out on Carr, he's only had just the one season with Chuck and probably deserves more time. High for him but Hock is just a great scheme fit and upgrades both the passing and running game.
NFL Comp: springy Heath Miller
5. Buccaneers - Ed Oliver, DT
Bucs have other big needs, especially on the offensive line, but Oliver might be too good to pass. He looks like Teddy Bruschi but he plays like Richard Seymour.
NFL Comp: faster Grady Jarrett
6. New York Giants - Josh Allen, DE/OLB
Allen's regarded as the #1 34 OLB in this draft and he was wildly productive as a senior...but I have my doubts whether he'll live up to his draft status. He can be a Willie McGinest but more often he's another Jamie Collins.
NFL Comp: better motor Jamie Collins
7. Jaguars - Jawaan Taylor, OT
The Jags need to take the best offensive skill position player available. Fournette's their most threatening talent but his reliability has been half pie. But with Hockenson off the board they'd likely look to the trenches. RT is a massive hole and Taylor's regarded as potentially the best OT in this class. Crapola imo but he could still ably fill that need.
NFL Comp: slimmer Brandon Brooks
8. Lions - Devin White, LB
LB is squarely a need for the Lions and White has Hall of Fame upside. My knock on him is that he lacks instincts and anticipation, which are the most critical traits of playing the position.
NFL Comp: bigger Kwon Alexander
9. TRADE Redskins (BUF) - Daniel Jones, QB
Skins are desperate for QB after losing Smith and Jones has some intriguing tools for Gruden to work with. If they're worried about Gettlemen jumping them they'll be looking to trade up. Jones has some tools but significant flaws as well imo. Synder gives up a 19' 2nd and 20' 2nd to move up here.
NFL Comp: weak armed Ryan Tannehill
10. Broncos - Drew Lock, QB
Swing away Merrill. Broncos need to keep at it until they find a franchise QB. I'm not one that buys into the notion that a guy will be better if he sits initially, but it at least tables the QB question for another 2-3 seasons while he's stowed behind Flacco. Lock has some Vinny Testevarde in him but the floor's also pretty low.
NFL Comp: faster Derek Anderson
11 Bengals - Dwayne Haskins, QB
The Zac Taylor era might as well get rolling. Dalton can still play but redshirting a talented, high upside guy is always a solid plan... someone just come get Pops.
NFL Comp: raw Matt Stafford
12. Packers - D.K. Metcalf, WR
Packers aren't rebuilding but they're definitely reloading. Besides Adams they don't have any real threats at the skill positions. They took a slew of WRs last season but none look like potential super stars.
NFL Comp: Jerry Porter
13. Dolphins - Jonah Williams, OT
If the Dolphins are hanging back on a QB this year, the glaring weaknesses upfront need to be addressed early and often in this draft.
NFL Comp: longer Zack Martin
14. Falcons - Christian Wilkins, DT
Wilkins might be a little more 3 tech than what the Falcons need, but he checks every other box for them.
NFL Comp: Cullen Jenkins
15. TRADE Bills (WAS) - Noah Fant, TE
Bills have done a solid job of acquiring players on the offensive side of the ball but tight end is still a hole. Fant's physical makeup is elite and he could be the difference-maker the team needs at the position.
NFL Comp: Jermicheal Finley
16. Panthers - Andre Dillard, OT
Dillard's the best pass pro LT in this class and the Panthers have been derelict in pass pro for a while now.
NFL Comp: David Bakhtiari
17. Giants - Jeffery Simmons, DE
Simmons will need a redshirt but he's one of the most talented prospects in this class. As long as the character checks out, I could see Gettlemen pulling the trigger.
NFL Comp: bigger Adrian Clayborn
18. Vikings - Cody Ford, OG
Ford fills a hole at RG and helps sustain that 100 million investment. Although, I'm not quite as high on him as others and think he's ineffectively a tweener stuck between a OT and OG.
NFL Comp: Andre Smith
19. Titans - Brian Burns, OLB
Wake is still out there putting in work but the Titans could look to set up another long term duo on the edge. Burns is all about athleticism and hustle but needs polish and strength.
NFL Comp: stiffer Leonard Floyd
20. Steelers - Devin Bush, LB
Bush is an ideal fit here assuming he's still on the board for the Steelers. Athletic ability, angriness and plays with a winner's edge.
NFLComp: London Fletcher - esque
21. Seahawks - N'Keal Harry, WR
The Seahawks lacked playmakers in the passing game after Baldwin's season long injuries, and only Lockett consistently showing up. I think Harry is in an Anquan Boldin, Dez Bryant class of talent, with a solid floor of a Pierre Garcon or TJ. Houshmanzadeh.
NFL Comp: Anquan Boldin
22. Ravens - Chris Lindstrom, OG
Lindstrom has surprising athleticism and heavy hands. Ravens' offense will only thrive if they can continue to lean on a dominant run game.
23. Texans - Byron Murphy, CB
I think Murphy's a top ten player and would be a steal in the middle of the first.
NFL Comp: Dunta Robinson
24. Raiders - Joshua Jacobs, RB
I think the only aspect that could bail out Gruden's offense in Oakland is if the running game excels. Jacobs' complete game and mental makeup ought to have Mayock and Gruden crushing on him.
NFL Comp: shorter Joe Mixon
25. Eagles - Garrett Bradbury, OL
A reliable running game will be the key to the offense in 19' and a blue chip interior lineman will absolutely help. Bradbury could upgrade at LG this season and take over for Kelce next year.
26. Colts - A.J. Brown, WR
The Colts got away with playing a lot of jag wide receivers last season. Funchess doesn't move that needle. They need a legit threat to pair with T.Y.
NFL Comp: bigger Jarvis Landry
27. Raiders - Montez Sweat, DE/OLB
Despite that timed explosiveness, I think Sweat will actually show up more versus the run than as a rusher. In any case the Raiders need to fill holes upfront.
NFL Comp: bigger Manny Lawson
28. Chargers - Jerry Tillery, DT
With the departures this offseason the Chargers have significant holes up front. Tillery is a high-upside talent that could step in day 1 and ultimately outplay his draft position.
NFL Comp: Chris Canty
29. Seahawks - Clelin Ferrell, DE
The Seawks will likely look to replace Clark at some point early in either day 1 or 2. Ferrell's had monster production at Clemson despite an average physical skillset. It's a testimony to his instincts, work ethic and character. He's just a grinder.
NFL Comp: Willie Young
30. Packers - Erik McCoy, OG
Smartest thing LaFleur could do is to try and make Rodgers job easier by adding playmakers and improving the play upfront. I think McCoy's a much better OG prospect than OC. He's highly athletic and plays angry.
31. Rams - Chase Winovich, DE/OLB
It'll look like the Rohirrim upfront for the Rams this season if they add both Matthews and Winovich on the edges.
NFL Comp: Clay Matthews
32. New England - Deebo Samuel, WR
That old, familiar, pint sized receiver the Pats have built an institution with could be coming back around again with Samuel. A threat with the ball in his hands, a sound route runner, and possessing good hands, he's got the physical and mental makeup the Pats covet.
NFL Comp: faster Golden Tate
33 Arizona - Andy Isabella, WR
NFL Comp: faster Cole Beasley
34 Indianapolis - Jonathan Abram, S
NFL Comp: bigger Patrick Chung
35 Oakland - Rock Ya Sin, CB
36 San Francisco - Dalton Risner, OL
37 New York Giants - Will Grier, QB
NFL Comp: Bryan Hoyer
38 Jacksonville - Irv Smith, TE
NFL Comp: Delanie Walker
39 Tampa Bay - Kaleb McGary, OT
40 Buffalo - Dre'Mont Jones, DT
NFL Comp: Barry Cofield
41 Denver - DeAndre Baker, CB NFL Comp: shorter Aqib Talib
42 Cincinnati - Rashan Gary, DT NFL Comp: raw Kevin Carter
43 Detroit - Greedy Williams, CB NFL Comp: 6'2 Kevin Johnson
44 Green Bay - Greg Little, OT
45 Atlanta - Zach Allen, DE
NFL Comp: Derek Wolfe
46 TRADE Buffalo (WAS) - J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, WR
NFL Comp: bigger Jabar Gaffney
47. Carolina - Jachai Polite, DE
NFL Comp: Jerry Hughes
48 Miami - Dexter Lawrence, DT
NFL Comp: Carl Davis
49 Cleveland - Darnell Savage, DB
NFL Comp: angry Damarius Randall
50 Minnesota - Darrell Henderson, RB
NFL Comp: mini Isaiah Crowell
51 Tennessee - Hollywood Brown, WR
NFL Comp: better hands Jakeem Grant
52 Pittsburgh - Joejuan Williams, DB
NFL Comp: softer Jimmy Williams
53 Philadelphia - David Montgomery, RB
NFL Comp: shiftier Chris Carson
54 Houston - Elgton Jenkins, OC
55 Houston - Tytus Howard, OT
56 New England - Miles Boykin, WR
NFL Comp: softer Micheal Thomas
57 Philadelphia - Khalen Saunders, DT
58 Dallas - Jaylon Ferguson, DE
NFL Comp: William Gholston
59 Indianapolis - Ben Banogu, LB
60 LA Chargers - Parris Campbell, WR
NFL Comp: taller Randall Cobb
61 Kansas City - Juan Thornhill, S
NFL Comp: Ha Ha Clinton Dix
62 New Orleans - Jace Sternberger, TE
63 Kansas City - Julian Love, CB
NFL Comp: Jordan Poyer
64 New England - Jalen Jelks, DE
NFL Comp: Bobby Hamilton
65. Arizona - Nate Davis, OG
66. Pittsburgh - Mecole Hardman, WR
67. San Francisco - Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S
NFL Comp: Darrell Stuckey
68. NY Jets - Emmanuel Hall, WR
NFL Comp: Ted Ginn
69 Jacksonville - Damien Harris, RB
70 Tampa Bay - Chuma Edoga, OT
71 Denver - Hakeem Butler, WR
NFL Comp: Braylon Edwards
72 Cincinnati - Mack Wilson, LB
NFL Comp: Deone Buchannon
73 New England -Renell Wren, DT
74 Buffalo - Miles Sanders, RB
NFL Comp: Roy Helu jr
75 Green Bay - Sean Bunting, CB
76 Washington - Terry McLaurin, WR
77 Carolina - Nasir Adderley, CB
NFL Comp: Mike Adams
78 Miami - Lamont Gaillard, OC
79 Atlanta - Justin Layne, CB
NFL Comp: shorter Sean Smith
80 Cleveland - David Long Jr, LB
81 Minnesota - Riley Ridley, WR
NFL Comp: Andre Caldwell
82 Tennessee - Anthony Nelson, DE
83 Pittsburgh - Bobby Evans, OL
84 Kansas City - Maxx Crosby, LB
85 Baltimore - L.J. Humphrey, WR
NFL Comp: Josh Cribbs with ball skills
86 Houston - Rodney Anderson, RB
NFL Comp: Arian Foster
87 Chicago - Ryquell Armstead, RB
88 Detroit - Trayvon Mullen, CB
89 Indianapolis - Dawson Knox, TE
90 Dallas - Taylor Rapp, S
NFL Comp: Will Parks
91 LA Chargers - Yodney Cajuste, OT
92 Seattle - Darius Slayton, WR
NFL Comp: Dominek Hixon
93 NY Jets - Kingsley Keke, DE
94 LA Rams - Vosean Joseph, LB
NFL Comp: Zach Brown
95 New York Giants - Trayveon Williams, RB
96c Washington - Conner McGovern, OC
97c New England - Charles Omenihu, DE
98c Jacksonville - Amani Hooker, S
99c LA Rams - Amani Oruwariye, CB
100c Carolina - Benny Snell, RB
NFL Comp: Jay Ajayi
101c New England - D'Andre Walker, DE/OLB
102c Baltimore - Joe Jackson, DE
103 Arizona - Devine Ozigbo, RB
104 San Francisco - Anthony Johnson, WR
105 NY Jets - David Long, CB
106 Oakland - L.J. Collier, DE
107 Tampa Bay - Alex Barnes, RB
108 NY Giants - David Sills, WR
109 Jacksonville - Preston Williams, WR
110 Cincinnati - Ryan Finley, QB
111 Detroit - Michael Deiter, OG
Lonnie Johnson, CB
112 Buffalo - Dru Samia, OG
113 Baltimore - Germaine Pratt, LB
114 Green Bay - Trysten Hill, DE
NFL Comp: taller Sheldon Day
115 Carolina - Jarrett Stidham, QB
116 Miami - Gardner Minshew, QB
NFL Comp: Ryan Fitzpatrick with a few power cleans
117 Atlanta - Max Scharping, OT
118 Green Bay - Te'von Coney, LB
119 Cleveland - Kahale Warring, TE
120 Minnesota - Jimmy Moreland, CB
121 Tennessee - Dontavius Russell, DT
122 Pittsburgh - Kelvin Harmon, WR
NFL Comp: 6'2 Patrick Clayton
123 Baltimore - Qadree Ollison, RB
124 Seattle - Foster Moreau, TE
125 Denver - Jamel Dean, CB
126 Chicago - Deonte Thompson, S
127 Philadelphia - Ben Bur-Kirven, LB
128 Dallas - Karan Higdon, RB
129 Indianapolis - Greg Gaines, DT
130 LA Chargers - Oshane Ximines, LB
131 Buffalo - Shareef Miller, DE
132 NY Giants - Bobby Okereke, LB
133 LA Rams - Chris Slayton, DT
134 New England - Tyree Jackson, QB
135c Indianapolis - Jordan Brailford, OLB
136c Dallas - DeMarkus Lodge, WR
137c Atlanta - Blake Cashman, LB