Look I know there will be trades as the draft comes near. Buffalo is almost certain to pull off another deal to move up at least one of their first round picks. Other teams look to probably move up or down as well. Should be interesting.
Saying that, this is my last mock draft. Period. I promise. I am not going to go all Mel Kiper and do a new mock draft every hour on the hour until draft day. That’s insane. Even for a guy who’s job it is to analyze the draft to the point he’s checking the prospects’ fibre in their shit. Anyway, let’s get to my last list followed by possibly inaccurate rantings afterwards:
- Might as well give in and go with the QB top-heavy draft. It feels like Darnold, Rosen and Allen will be the top three in some order. The caveat here is that the three teams currently in the top three spots (CLE, NYG, NYJ) might not be the top three draft spots on draft night. I could see Buffalo or even Denver moving up to get the quarterback they want unless they are OK with who I have them taking (Rudolph to the Bills, Jackson to the Broncos). Lamar Jackson is intriguing and I could see him as a first round pick but he almost seems like a guy who has to be picked by the time Buffalo makes their first selection at 12 or he will wait until the next round. As a Bills fan I honestly would be happy to get a guy like Lamar Jackson but I can understand the risks there.
- This all means the Browns may get a top QB AND Saquon Barkley for their first two picks. Scary.
- Does anyone forgo getting a QB knowing one A-A-Ron Rodgers becomes a free agent after this season? I could see a team basically balking at drafting a decent QB and making a serious run at Mister Rodgers during the 2018-19 offseason.
- If I had to go draft steals at this point, according to my mock draft, I would say the Bills getting Harrison Phillips, the Cards getting Courtland Sutton, Ronnie Harrison to the Bengals and the aforementioned Lamar Jackson to Denver. Which means none of these will happen.
That’s it, that’s all. The draft is 13 days away, Thursday night April 26th on like 400 channels or something. I still will watch the NFL Network coverage. I honestly believe they do a better job. I have always found it amusing that the majority of people watch the ESPN coverage and then bitch about that same ESPN coverage. Then turn the fucking channel, dipshit.
I will be live-tweeting the opening night I am sure (unless something comes up). I will not live-tweet the rest of the draft. Otherwise you would witness the clear breakdown of a man gone insane (in a series of like 200 tweets). Would make for a fascinating TV-movie-of-the-week but not so fun to actually live through.
Soon enough (after the draft) I will do my annual draft review and talk about how shitty my picks were. Then it’s on to the real meat and potatoes of my blog (and if you are vegetarian, find something else to eat. I don’t make two separate dinners.) The most important games of the season and then getting into some conference previews. We are….oh god, 134 days away from the first official day of the college football season. So. Long. Away.