Welcome to the first-ever on-site Whole Nine Sports mock draft roundtable. Here we’ll be going three rounds deep, alternating who will be making the pick for each team. The randomizer this time selected the order of Justin Rochat, Dylan Sanders, then Brandon Olsen last.
There will be no trades during this mock draft. This mock draft is less about predicting what will happen and is more about predicting what we would do if we had these draft picks, also we won’t be assuming who signs where in free agency.
1.1 Arizona Cardinals (Justin Rochat)
The pick: Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio State
This is a no-brainer. Bosa is my #1 rated player in this draft and is the top pass-rushing prospect coming out since his brother Joey went 3rd overall in 2016.
1.2 San Francisco 49ers (Dylan Sanders)
The pick: Josh Allen, EDGE, Kentucky
49ers finally drafting a player at EDGE that will fit their system. He’s also my BPA and I could see him going #1.
1.3 New York Jets (Brandon Olsen)
The pick: Quinnen Williams, DL, Alabama
With the two best edge rushers off the board and no offensive line help worth the #3 pick, ideally the Jets would trade out of this pick to a team looking for a QB but with no trades, they’re going BPA.
1.4 Oakland Raiders (Justin Rochat)
The pick: Clelin Ferrell, EDGE, Clemson
With their 1st of three selections in the first round Gruden takes one of my favorite players in Clelin Ferrell. He provides the pass rush they desire since trading Khalil Mack to Chicago.
1.5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Dylan Sanders)
The pick: Jonah Williams, OL, Alabama
Buccaneers desperately need an upgrade to their line and they find that with the best Offensive Lineman in the draft.
1.6 New York Giants (Brandon Olsen)
The pick: Devin White, LB, LSU
For years the Giants have had problems with their linebackers and Jerry Reese would refuse to address the position; David Gettleman gets it right here by taking an absolute superstar.
1.7 Jacksonville Jaguars (Justin Rochat)
The pick: Dwayne Haskins Jr., QB, Ohio State
Many believe if Jacksonville had a competent starting QB they would’ve been one of the favorites coming out of the AFC to go to the super bowl. Haskins isn’t very experienced coming out of Ohio State, but showed enough to be considered the top QB in this draft class. He may have to sit a year, but he could also win the job out of camp.
1.8 Detroit Lions (Dylan Sanders)
The pick: Ed Oliver, DL, Houston
Coming off a less than stellar year at Houston, this beast falls into the laps of the Lions and the fans should rejoice as their line won’t stagger under the probable loss of Ziggy Ansah.
1.9 Buffalo Bills (Brandon Olsen)
The pick: Yodny Cajuste, OT, West Virginia
Unless the Bills want Josh Allen to have to run for his dear life every snap again next year, they’ll get him some offensive line help here. Yodny Cajuste is a long, strong OT that should be able to protect Josh Allen’s blind side for years.
1.10 Denver Broncos (Justin Rochat)
The pick: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
Yes, I know…”BUT THEY NEED A QB!” Broncos fans probably won’t be too happy with this pick but with Haskins going just a few picks before them the only QB I believe is worth going this high is off the board. Instead they go with a fantastic and exciting player to pair with Chris Harris in the secondary.
1.11 Cincinnati Bengals (Dylan Sanders)
The pick: Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
Poor Tyler Eifert has too many injury problems so they need to replace his presence on the field, and they do that with the insane talent of Noah Fant.
1.12 Green Bay Packers (Brandon Olsen)
The pick: Jachai Polite, EDGE, Florida
The Packers desperately need an infusion of both youth and talent to their pass rush and they get that here with Polite.
1.13 Miami Dolphins (Justin Rochat)
The pick: Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan
Miami could’ve gone in a bunch of directions with this pick but with one of the only teams to hire a defensive minded HC they go with a player that can provide pressure off the edge or even inside as a defensive tackle. Rashan Gary could be very versatile for Brian Flores in Miami
1.14 Atlanta Falcons (Dylan Sanders)
The pick: Cody Ford, OL, Oklahoma
Falcons need OL help at multiple spots, so let’s give them a guy that is extremely versatile that they can put at multiple spots.
1.15 Washington (Brandon Olsen)
The pick: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
If Alex Smith ever plays football again, he won’t have a much longer career so Washington takes a shot here on Kyler Murray (provided he commits to playing football).
1.16 Carolina Panthers (Justin Rochat)
The pick: Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas State
Risner is shooting up draft boards and could be the top Offensive lineman on many teams boards. Easy pick here to help whoever is at QB for Carolina. (Cam could miss the entire season)
1.17 Cleveland Browns (Dylan Sanders)
The pick: Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
Baker and Chubb need protection so the Browns take a guy they’re ecstatic to see drop to them.
1.18 Minnesota Vikings (Brandon Olsen)
The pick: Elgton Jenkins, IOL, Mississippi State
Drafting someone to protect Kirk Cousins and help open up more lanes for Dalvin Cook should be priotiy #1 for Minnesota this offseason.
1.19 Tennessee Titans (Justin Rochat)
The pick: Trayvon Mullen, CB, Clemson
Mullen may be the top Corner on some teams board especially with Greedy off the board. Titans have many holes to fill so they threw the dart on the board and picked the top remaining corner to help fill a need in the secondary.
1.20 Pittsburgh Steelers (Dylan Sanders)
The pick: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
It’s no secret that the Steelers have repeatedly failed to fix their secondary, so let’s see if they can fix that with the best player from the stacked Washington secondary from 2018.
1.21 Seattle Seahawks (Brandon Olsen)
The pick: Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama
Although we aren’t supposed to be making assumptions about offseason moves that teams will make, I think we all know that Earl Thomas is leaving Seattle, Pete Carroll wastes no time at all replacing him with another safety that has All-Pro potential.
1.22 Baltimore Ravens (Justin Rochat)
The pick: N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State
Pretty easy pick for me here. Baltimore takes the top WR to help out their young QB.
1.23 Houston Texans (Dylan Sanders)
The pick: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia
With Honey Badger possibly leaving and Jonathan Joseph being 34 they should probably bolster that secondary.
1.24 Oakland via Chicago (Brandon Olsen)
The pick: TJ Hockenson, TE, Iowa
I really think that this offense would thrive with more young weapons and TE is an old position for them with Cook (turning 32) and Lee Smith (just turned 31). I also think that Hockenson will be a significant part of the offense for years to come, maybe he wont have the longevity of Jason Witten, but he could be a staple of the offense like Jason Witten was in Dallas.
1.25 Philadelphia Eagles (Justin Rochat)
The pick: Devin Bush, LB, Michigan
This may be an odd choice, but Philly needs some LB help and Bush fills that need pretty well
1.26 Indianapolis Colts (Dylan Sanders)
The pick: DK Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss
They really REALLY need a second option after TY Hilton. They also seem to have a history with receivers that use initials as their nickname.
1.27 Oakland via Dallas (Brandon Olsen)
The pick: Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama
Gruden finds himself an impact player in the middle of the defense that is capable of defending the run and playing in coverage, this team starts to look more legit.
1.28 Los Angeles Chargers (Justin Rochat)
The pick: Jeffery Simmons, DL, Mississippi State
Love this pick for the Chargers. Simmons is possibly a top 10 talent who drops all the way to #28 due to off field issues. Chargers pass rush could be lethal with Simmons in the middle and having Bosa and Ingram off the edge.
1.29 Kansas City Chiefs (Dylan Sanders)
The pick: Taylor Rapp, S, Washington
Everyone knows that the Chiefs don’t have a great defense (that may be an understatement.) They beef it up with this versatile secondary piece.
1.30 Green Bay via New Orleans
The pick: Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, WR, Oklahoma
After addressing the pass rush with their first pick, Green Bay adds a young receiver who can take the top off the defense, opening up the run game and the underneath game.
1.31 Los Angeles Rams (Justin Rochat)
The pick: David Edwards, OT, Wisconsin
The Rams made it to the Super Bowl with some aging offensive lineman. Edwards is a plug and play lineman that would fill that void for the next 10 years.
1.32 New England Patriots (Dylan Sanders)
The pick: Zach Allen, DL/EDGE, Boston College
The Patriots are helping one of their weakest spots with this great run defender who could also develop into a quality pass-rusher.
2.1 Arizona (Brandon): Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State
2.2 Indianapolis via NYJ (Justin): Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State
2.3 Oakland (Dylan): Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina
2.4 San Francisco (Brandon): Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State
2.5 New York Giants (Justin): Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss
2.6 Jacksonville (Dylan): Anthony Johnson, WR, Buffalo
2.7 Tampa Bay (Brandon): Michael Deiter, IOL, Wisconsin
2.8 Buffalo (Justin): AJ Brown, WR, Ole Miss
2.9 Denver (Dylan): Daniel Jones, QB, Duke
2.10 Cincinnati (Brandon): Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
2.11 Detroit (Justin): Jaylon Ferguson, EDGE, Louisiana Tech
2.12 Green Bay (Dylan): Irv Smith Jr., TE, Alabama
2.13 Atlanta (Brandon): Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State
2.14 Washington (Justin): Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State
2.15 Carolina (Dylan): Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia
2.16 Miami (Brandon): Will Grier, QB, West Virginia
2.17 Cleveland (Justin): Dexter Lawrence, DL, Clemson
2.18 Minnesota (Dylan): Vosean Joseph, LB, Florida
2.19 Tennessee (Brandon): Kaden Smith, TE, Stanford
2.20 Pittsburgh (Justin): Oshane Ximines, EDGE, Old Dominion
2.21 Philadelphia via BAL (Dylan): Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama
2.22 Houston vis SEA (Brandon): Chris Lindstrom, OL, Boston College
2.23 Houston (Justin): Montez Sweat, EDGE, Mississippi State
2.24 New England via CHI (Dylan): Jace Sternberger, TE, Texas A&M
2.25 Philadelphia (Brandon): Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple
2.26 Dallas (Justin): Dre’Mont Jones, DL, Ohio State
2.27 Indianapolis (Dylan): Isaiah Buggs, DL, Alabama
2.28 Los Angeles Chargers (Brandon): Connor McGovern, IOL, Penn State
2.29 Kansas City (Justin): David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State
2.30 New Orleans (Dylan): Caleb Wilson, TE, UCLA
2.31 Kansas City via LAR (Brandon): Gerald Willis III, DL, Miami
2.32 New England (Justin): Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame
3.1 Arizona (Dylan): Amani Hooker, S, Iowa
3.2 Oakland (Brandon): Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S, Florida
3.3 San Francisco (Justin): Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia
3.4 New York Jets (Dylan): Erik McCoy, IOL, Texas A&M
3.5 Jacksonville (Brandon): Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware
3.6 Tampa Bay (Justin): Lonnie Johnson, CB, Kentucky
3.7 New York Giants: Forfeited for Sam Beal in the 2018 supplemental draft
3.8 Denver (Dylan): Michael Jordan, OL, Ohio State
3.9 Cincinnati (Brandon): Khalil Hodge, LB, Buffalo
3.10 New England via DET (Justin): Jaquan Johnson, S, Miami
3.11 Buffalo (Dylan): Justice Hill, RB, Oklahoma State
3.12 Green Bay (Brandon): Brian Burns, EDGE, Florida State
3.13 Washington (Justin): Joe Jackson, EDGE, Miami
3.14 Carolina (Dylan): Trey Pipkins, OT, Sioux Falls
3.15 Miami (Brandon): Marvell Tell III, S, USC
3.16 Atlanta (Justin): Jerry Tillery, DL, Notre Dame
3.17 Cleveland (Dylan): Germaine Pratt, LB, NC State
3.18 Minnesota (Brandon): Anthony Nelson, EDGE, Iowa
3.19 Tennessee (Justin): Terry Beckner Jr., DL, Missouri
3.20 Pittsburgh (Dylan): Lil’Jordan Humphrey, WR, Texas
3.21 Seattle (Brandon): Kelvin Harmon, WR, NC State
3.22 Baltimore (Justin): Beau Benzschawel, IOL, Wisconsin
3.23 Houston (Dylan): Damien Harris, RB, Alabama
3.24 Chicago (Brandon): Mike Edwards, S, Kentucky
3.25 Detroit via Philadelphia (Justin): Kendall Sheffield, CB, Ohio State
3.26 Indianapolis (Dylan): Ed Alexander, DL, LSU
3.27 Dallas (Brandon): Isaac Nauta, TE, Georgia
3.28 Los Angeles Chargers (Justin): Dakota Allen, LB, Texas Tech
3.29 Kansas City (Dylan): Martez Ivey, OL, Florida
3.30 New York Jets via NO (Brandon): Trayveon Williams, RB, Texas A&M
3.31 Jacksonville via LAR (Justin): Terry McLaurin, WR, Ohio State
3.32 Cleveland via NE (Dylan): David Sills V, WR, West Virginia