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Mock Draft Five…FIVE? Yeah Five. Thanks a bunch Titans.

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I wasn’t planning this I swear.  I was prepared to ride my draft prediction horse into the NFL Draft at the end of the month.  Then Tennessee decides to fuck things up TWO WEEKS before the draft.  Jerks.  It was a massive trade for sure and it’s obvious the Rams have decided that since they moved to Los Angeles they better do something good…unlike what they did in St. Louis since the early part of the century.

So I had to re-do my mock draft V 4.  I figured I could change a few picks and all would be well.  Nope.  Not even close.  That one trade had a pretty catastrophic effect on my entire mock draft, especially round one where many picks changed.

Here’s my brand-spankin’ new mock draft followed by a fun non-Buzzfeed-like list (you won’t believe bullet point number one!):

1 Los Angeles Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State
2 Cleveland Jared Goff, QB, California
3 San Diego Laremy Tunsil, T, Ole Miss
4 Dallas Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State
5 Jacksonville Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida
6 Baltimore Jack Conklin, T, Michigan State
7 San Francisco Myles Jack, LB, UCLA
8 Philadelphia Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State
9 Tampa Bay DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon
10 NY Giants Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson
11 Chicago Ronnie Stanley, T, Notre Dame
12 New Orleans Noah Spence, DE, Eastern Kentucky
13 Miami Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State
14 Oakland Taylor Decker, T, Ohio State
15 Tennessee Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State
16 Detroit William Jackson, CB, Houston
17 Atlanta Leonard Floyd, LB, Georgia
18 Indianapolis Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama
19 Buffalo Sheldon Rankins, DE, Louisville
20 NY Jets Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis
21 Washington A’Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama
22 Houston Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama
23 Minnesota Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss
24 Cincinnati Josh Doctson, WR, TCU
25 Pittsburgh Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson
26 Seattle Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State
27 Green Bay Germain Ifedi, T, Texas A&M
28 Cleveland Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama
29 Arizona Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
30 Carolina Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson
31 Denver Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State
32 Kansas City Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor
33 Tennessee Tavon Young, CB, Temple
34 Dallas Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech
35 San Diego Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor
36 Baltimore Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame
37 San Francisco Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame
38 Jacksonville Su’a Cravens, LB, USC
39 Tampa Bay Maurice Canady, CB, Virginia
40 NY Giants Robert Nkemdiche, DE, Ole Miss
41 Chicago Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn State
42 Miami Jason Spriggs, T, Indiana
43 Tennessee Le’Raven Clark, T, Texas Tech
44 Oakland Keanu Neal, S, Florida
45 Tennessee Justin Simmons, S, Boston College
46 Detroit Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State
47 New Orleans Joshua Garnett, G, Stanford
48 Indianapolis Cody Whitehair, G, Kansas State
49 Buffalo Braxton Miller, WR, Ohio State
50 Atlanta Chris Jones, DT, Mississippi State
51 NY Jets Nick Martin, C, Notre Dame
52 Houston Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
53 Washington Sterling Shepard, WR, Oklahoma
54 Minnesota Vonn Bell, S, Ohio State
55 Cincinnati Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA
56 Seattle Javon Hargrave, DT, South Carolina State
57 Green Bay Charles Tapper, OLB, Oklahoma
58 Pittsburgh Yannick Ngokoue, LB, Maryland
59 Kansas City Shilique Calhoun, DE, Michigan State
60 New England Artie Burns, CB, Miami
61 Arizona Darian Thompson, S, Boise State
62 Carolina Shon Coleman, T, Auburn
63 Denver Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas

List (now with less Buzzfeed)

  • Let me start with saying I do enjoy Buzzfeed sometimes. They have some cool lists at times.  It’s just the clickbait titles have gotten out of hand.  Soon I am sure they will have a link that says “NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS ORGY AT THE STADIUM!  YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHO SOME OF THE WOMEN ARE!” and it’s a list of pictures of Tom and Gisele holding hands in various parts of the stadium.
  • The domino effect of that trade was insane. First of all, you almost HAVE to go all-in with quarterbacks at the top two spots now.  The Rams desperately want a quarterback and it is looking like Carson Wentz will be their guy.  At the two spot, the Browns aren’t picking Laremy Tunsil.  Not that their offensive line is awesome (apologies to Joe Thomas) but they also really want a QB.  So (Don’t Hassle the) Goff will probably go #2 to the Browns.
  • What this means is that the guy who was the easy consensus first overall pick probably has no chance of being #1 now and that’s Laremy Tunsil. The Chargers would not pass a guy like that up so the domino effect continues.
  • If you compared my previous mock draft that I did LAST WEEK with this one, it’s like I almost put every name in a hat and picked them out one-by-one. Here are just a few of the rather large changes (especially when we are considering this is a week’s difference):
    • DeForest Buckner dropped 5 spots (from 4 to 9)
    • Vernon Hargreaves moved up 7 spots (from 12 to 5)
    • Jack Conklin moved up 10 spots (from 16 to 6)
    • Noah Spence moved up 6 spots (from 18 to 12)
    • Darron Lee dropped 7 spots (from 6 to 13)
    • Ezekiel Elliott moved up 7 spots (from 22 to 15)
    • And that’s just for the current top 15!
  • And now I hear rumblings that the Browns may do the unthinkable and trade out of the #2 spot. This could end up being one of the wildest draft days (well, as wild as a draft can get) in a long time.  I, for one, kind of hope the Browns do trade out just to see the added chaos it causes.  Just don’t do it until closer to the draft.  I don’t want to have to do a version 6.
  • And finally, my apologies to Sheldon Rankins for excluding him from the previous mock draft. Don’t know how that happened.  I will blame it on global warming because why the hell not.

    The schedule is getting pretty close to completed.  The games are slotted in the proper weeks so by the end of May I will be starting the series of posts on the most important games of the upcoming season.  A little over four months away!  I hope it goes quick!!!

 

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4 thoughts on “Mock Draft Five…FIVE? Yeah Five. Thanks a bunch Titans.

  1. Hi Bossman
    Whelp,San Francisco better be real sure about picks 7 & 37. Both those guys are coming off leg injuries. Can they afford to wait for these players.I heard today SF may want to trade up to get Goff at #2. I guess they still wondering what to do with Kapernick.Either way it’s a risky proposition.

    1. To be honest, I think the best thing for both the Niners and Kaepernick is for him to be dealt. He’s good enough to be at least a very good backup somewhere. Cleveland is willing to deal for the #2 and maybe he would work out there (as much as a QB can work in Cleveland).

      As for Myles Jack he will be a star but I think it will be at corner or safety. After that it’s a crapshoot and if that trade for the #2 spot comes down the chute on draft day, expect some chaos as everyone’s draft board (at least the first fifteen picks) will have been blown up. Should be interesting to watch.

    1. Been sick the past few days and just noticed this yesterday late afternoon. Sounds like the one Eagles fan on Twitter who does somewhat hilarious (albeit over-the-top) rants and skewered the Eagles organization.
      Normally I would look at the pros and cons of the deal and figure out, at least early on, who looks like they got the better deal. But knowing it’s Cleveland and Philly involved I won’t make that judgment call.

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