Mock Draft Monday: The Final Mock!


NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

1. Cleveland Browns: Josh Allen, QB: Should this be the pick? No. Allen has unique traits that make him an intriguing prospect and the Browns will not have to play him immediately, so that does work in his favor, but he has flaws that may never be corrected and he might end up as another big armed QB that just didn’t make a great QB.

2. New York Giants: Sam Darnold, QB: If the Giants don’t take a QB here, then they are in denial of what they are. Manning has not been very good the past few years and while he might have a few years left, they could be just good enough to not be in the position to get their QB of the future. Barkley is intriguing, but this team needs to set itself up for the future.

3. New York Jets: Baker Mayfield, QB: This pick is getting a lot of buzz, and while this is the season of lies, I think this one has some truth behind it. Mayfield has the attitude to fit in well in the New York media.

4. Cleveland Browns: Saquon Barkley, RB: The Browns continue to revamp their offense with Barkley. He is a true foundation back that can contribute in all facets of the offense.

5. TRADE-Buffalo Bills: Josh Rosen, QB: The Broncos missed out on the Mayfield sweepstakes, so they decide to trade down and let the Bills come up to get their QB. Rosen is the most NFL ready and could win that job immediately.

6. Indianapolis Colts: Bradley Chubb, Edge: The Colts trade back pays off as they get the best defensive player in the draft and an additional three 2nd round picks.

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Derwin James, S:The Bucs have done a nice job in free agency shoring up their pass rush needs but still need help in the secondary. James is an athletic freak who would bring instant stability to the back end and would be a fan favorite because of his local ties.

8. Chicago Bears: Quenton Nelson, OG:Perhaps the best player in the draft falls to the Bears and it just so happens it fills one of their biggest needs. They invested alot in Trubiski, now it is time to protect that investment

9. San Francisco: Roquan Smith, LB: With the niners front seven, Smith should be able to make plays all over the field. He is really good at everything and should be a staple in the niners defense for many years.

10. Oakland Raiders: Tremaine Edmunds, LB: Edmunds is more of an athlete than a football player right now, but he is only 19 and is a physical freak. His ceiling is as high as anyone in this draft and he has a chance to be an elite playmaker in the NFL.

11. Miami Dolphins: Minkah Fitzpatrick, S: The Dolphins are a wild card for a QB and may even trade up to get one. If not, they would love for one of the LB’s to fall to them, but in this scenario, that doesn’t happen. Fitzpatrick brings some versatility and some playmaking ability to the Safety position.

12. TRADE-Denver Broncos: Denzel Ward, CB: Broncos traded back after missing out on Mayfield, but they pick up some additional picks and still fill a big need on their defense.

13. Washington Redskins: Vita Vea, DL: The Redskins would have loved Fitzpatrick to fall to them here, but getting Vea will create a very talented Dline to play in a very tough division.

14. Green Bay Packers: Harold Landry, Edge: The Packers struggled to get to the QB last season and Landry can come in and immediately upgrade the position.

15.Arizona Cardinals: Lamar Jackson, QB: The Cardinals sit tight and get one of the most polarizing players in the draft. Jackson has potential to be a superstar QB in a league starved for stars at the position. Hopefully, he can sit this season to get some of his mechanical issues fixed. The thought of him and David Johnson in the backfield together is scary if you root for another team.

16. Baltimore Ravens: Calvin Ridley, WR: The Ravens passing game has been pretty brutal the past few years and needs to be addressed. Ridley may not have #1 traits, but he can be a high end #2 and should be a reliable target for Flacco.

17. Los Angeles Chargers: Mike McGlinchey, OT: Rivers is not getting any younger and with each hit he takes, it seems like it could be his last. McGlinchey is a blue collar player who might not look pretty doing it, but he gets the job done.

18. Seattle Seahawks: Kolton Miller, OT: The Seahawks have not really addressed the Offensive Line early in the draft and really need to get some help to keep Wilson healthy and clean in the pocket. Miller fits the athletic profile the Seahawks look for and while he needs some development, his athletic traits are undeniable.

19. Dallas Cowboys: Leighton Vander Esch, LB: Vander Esch is an ascending player with intriguing athletic traits. His instincts are still developing, but he fills a big need on a Dallas defense that could use some influx of talent at the LB position.

20. Detroit Lions: Derrius Guice, RB: The Lions have not had a running game for so long and with the addition of Guice, it can take some pressure of Stafford. With a more balanced offense, new head coach Patricia can focus on the defense.

21. Cincinnati Bengals: James Daniels, OC: Daniels is one of the better Olineman in this class and would be an immediate upgrade on a line that needs some help. Daniels has position flexibility and will be a solid starter day 1 at either Guard or Center. Adding him should help create running lanes for last years 2nd round RB Joe Mixon.

22. TRADE-Denver Broncos: Isaiah Wynn, OG: Denver’s offense is going to have a different look to it with a new QB and a new RB in the backfield. Getting a solid player like Wynn to shore up that line would be a big help.

23. New England Patriots: Jaire Alexander: While CB may not be the biggest need for the Patriots, Alexander is too good to pass up here. He brings a tenacious attitude to the position as well as the ability to play in different schemes. He also can be an immediate contributor on special teams.

24. Carolina Panthers: D.J. Moore, WR: The team needs offensive weapons for Cam to be able to use. They have bigger possession receivers on the roster, but need that home run threat. Moore has a nice combination of size and speed and is electric after the catch. Getting the ball into his hands quickly and letting him work will do wonders for Cam and that offense.

25. Tennessee Titans: : Rashaan Evans, LB: Of course the former LB turned head coach is going to grab an incredibly smart and talented LB to anchor his defense for years to come.

26. Atlanta Falcons: Taven Bryan, DL: The Falcons really only have Grady Jarrett to play along the Defensive Line, so the Falcons grab an athletic freak who can disrupt from the interior to pair with him. He is raw, but with some coaching, he has all the traits and motor to be a beast on the interior.

27. New Orleans Saints: Mike Gesicki, TE: A guy like Da’Ron Payne here is tempting, but the Saints have never really replaced the production of Jimmy Graham and Gesicki would be a perfect replacement.

28. Pittsburgh Steelers: Ronnie Harrison, S: Harrison just seems like a Steelers type player. He is a hard nosed player who brings toughness and intelligence to the back end of the secondary.

29. Jacksonville Jaguars: Da’Ron Payne, DL: The Jags do not have a ton of needs, but if you look closely, they have a lot of money tied up in the Dline and some tough decisions will need to be made after this year. Payne plays that aggressive style and could be a nice long term replacement plan.

30. Minnesota Vikings: Billy Price, C: The Vikings are another team without a lot of glaring holes. One area that could use an upgrade is at Center. Pairing Price with former teammate Elflein would create a solid line that will protect their huge investment at QB and open holes for up and coming RB Cook.

31. New England Patriots: Marcus Davenport, Edge: Davenport has a similar makeup to former Patriots 1st round pick Chandler Jones. He has the size and length the Patriots look for and while his game needs polish, he has the athletic and physical traits to be a well rounded player on the edge.

32. Philadelphia Eagles: Justin Reid, S: Obviously when you win the Super Bowl, you typically won’t have any glaring holes. If anything, the Eagles continued to improve this offseason. They did make a trade for a Safety that was released just a few weeks later and while Reid won’t be asked to start immediately, his intelligence and position flexibility will be an asset on an already stacked roster.


There it is. My final mock. Is this even close to how it will go, probably not, but I think each pick is a realistic representation of what the teams could do on Thursday night. Obvously, it seems like this year could see a ton of trades and while I predicted one, I think there is potential for a lot of movement on draft night. I think it is going to be a very exciting and intriguing first round. We are getting real close now. I know I can’t wait.



37 Responses to “Mock Draft Monday: The Final Mock!”

  1. STEVEN B says:

    Let the games begin…thus my true thoughts. Wont use trades..though i hope we make a few..pick up extra 2,4, n 5….
    3-FS MOORE
    6-DE ARUNA

    • CC says:

      So what is youor thought on Losing – “BOTH” Starting (LT) Nate Solder too the NYC Giants & The No 2 (LT) Cameron Flemming to Dallas as youhave ZERO O-LIne drafted?

      • STEVEN B says:

        Simple. Waddle is very capaple at holding down a starting position. Quality starter. And i believe the Pats LT of the future is already on the roster (Garcia, Croston).

      • jimr says:

        Also Cannon at RT, O-Line will be serviceable. Really like this mock. Nice job

  2. macspak says:

    there are at least 4 tackles that have been more productive and offer more immediate impact than Miller.

  3. GM-In-Training says:

    I think CB are like WR…you just never know if they’re going to work out for the Patriots, so you don’t draft them in the first 2 rounds.

    I think the safest positions to draft are OT, DE, LB…and they are all positions of need this year. They’re all expensive too, so good to lock in blue chip talent for 4-5 years on rookie terms.

    To me that suggests taking the following positions, first player still available, at each pick.

    #23 OT -Kolton Miller/Connor Williams
    #31 LB -LVE/Raashad Evans/Lorenzo Carter
    #43 DE -Marcus Davenport/Harrold Landry/Duke Ejiofor

    • Daniel says:

      I agree wholeheartedly. However, I am deferring on OT until 3rd because I think the fall off from Kolton Miller to Orlando Brown is minimal if existent at all, and LVE at LB and Goeddert at TE will be more impactful this year.

      • GM-In-Training says:

        Pats seem to require LT that can move quickly…they like converted TE. Does Orlando Brown have any of that?

      • steve earle says:

        Dis agree– respectfully, Brown looks maxed out to me while Miller has high upside. Could be made moot if McGlinckey falls to #23.

        • Daniel says:

          Brown is the opposite of the quintessential “workout warrior.” I don’t watch college ball, but I’ve read he did a superb job protecting the blindside of Mayfield. I like that Wynn guy but he may simply be too small to play LT.

          I want a really nasty attitude guard and/or center, along with a quality veteran LT to protect Brady in his last playing years.

    • steve earle says:

      I am on board with you re: CB/WR . If me and it came down to Miller or Davenport at #23 it would be Davenport 100% .

  4. steve earle says:

    Davenport at #31!!!! LOVE IT!

  5. Tristan says:

    My final mock before the draft. Hopefully patriots make better picks than the past few seasons.

    7 round mock Patriots
    Round 1 Kolton Miller OT UCLA
    Round 1 Rasheem Green DE/DT USC
    Round 2 Frank Ragnow G/C Arkansas
    Round 2 Kyle Lauletta QB Richmond
    Round 3 Josey Jewell ILB Iowa
    Round 6 Joe Ostman OLB Central Michigan
    Round 6 Cam Serigne TE/WR Wake Forest
    Round 7 Jalen Davis CB Utah State

    My projected traded picks on listed with trade

    Mock Draft Name Position School
    Round 1 1 Browns Josh Allen QB Wyoming
    2 Denver Broncos (trade) Sam Darnold QB USC
    3 NY Jets Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma
    4 Browns Minkah Fitzpatrick DB Alabama
    5 Giants (trade) Quenton Nelson G Notre Dame
    6 Colts Saquon Barkley RB Penn State
    7 Tampa Bay Bucs Bradley Chubb DE NC State
    8 Miami (Trade) Josh Rosen QB UCLA
    9 San Fran 49ers Derwin James S Florida State
    10 Oakland Raiders Tremaine Edmunds LB Virginia Tech
    11 Bears (Trade) Denzel Ward CB Ohio State
    12 Bills Roquan Smith LB Georgia
    13 Redskins Daron Payne DT Alabama
    14 Packers Vita Vea DT Washington
    15 Arizona Cardinals Isaiah Wynn G/T Georgia
    16 Baltimore Ravens Mike McGlinchey OT Notre Dame
    17 LA Chargers Josh Jackson CB Iowa
    18 Atlanta Falcons (Trade) Maurice Hurst DT Michigan
    19 Dallas Cowboys Taven Bryan DT Florida
    20 Detriot Lions Harold Landry OLB Boston College
    21 Cincinnati Bengals Leighton Vander Esch LB Boise State
    22 Buffalo Bills Billy Price G/C Ohio State
    23 New England Patriots Kolton Miller OT UCLA
    24 Carolina Panthers Calvin Ridley WR Alabama
    25 Tennessee Titans Sam Hubbard DE/OLB Ohio State
    26 Seattle Seahawks (trade) Justin Reid S Stanford
    27 Cleveland Browns (trade) Marcus Davenport DE UTSA
    28 Pittsburgh Steelers Lorenzo Carter OLB/ILB Georgia
    29 jacksonville Jaguars Courtland Sutton WR SMU
    30 Minnesota Vikings Jaire Alexander CB Louisville
    31 New England Patriots Rasheem Green DT/DE USC
    32 Philadelphia Eagles Dallas Goedert TE SD State

  6. Rob says:

    Fanspeak mock this morning
    1) Rashaan Evans lb
    1) Marcus Davenport de
    2) Justin Reid s
    2) Mike White qb
    3) Donte Jackson cb
    6) Brandon Parker ot
    6) Justin Jackson rb
    7) Richie James wr

  7. Daniel says:

    Giants shopping former and recent Number 9 overall LT Dereck Flowers. Could Scarnecchia help him achieve his potential?

    • Phil W says:

      NO, NO, NO, NO, NO. I’m in NYC, see all the giants games. This guy is a disaster, he has cost Eli the past few years of his career and likely shortened it too. Nobody can save this guy, even thinking of letting this guy be Brady’s LT will send Tom screaming into retirement!

      • Daniel says:

        Ha! Thanks for the heads up. I had read he was bad, but good grief. That’s awful. I just scratch my head thinking “how could someone so bad ever be confused for a top ten draft pick.” But I guess it happens more often than one would think.

  8. Daniel says:

    I used Fan Speak. I doubt this would be realistic but sure would be a haul

    23: R1P23
    31: R1P31
    43: R2P11
    63: R2P31
    95: R3P31
    DL P.J. HALL
    198: R6P24
    210: R6P36
    219: R7P1

    Really like a 7th round flyer on Shaun Dion Hamilton. We invested a 1st on a double knee injury defensive player in recent years, why not a 6 or 7th rounder now.

    • CC says:

      Heard that on ” DBL KNEE” Beasley – Which is why I can’t fingure out why a large amount of mocks I have seen have N.E. taking H.Landry DE/OLBif available( when as well as being known for taking plays off….he is also INJURY PRONE.
      Same With Tyrell Crosby as an (OT)……..Can you say “FOOT INJURY” Kid’s?

  9. Russell says:

    Patriots Mock Draft 2018;
    BB trades 1st #31 to Detroit ; for 2nd #51, 4th #117,, & 5th #153.

    1st #23- DL Da’Ron Payne
    2nd #43- LB Lorenzo Carter
    2nd #51- OL Frank Ragnow
    2nd #63- DL Tyquan Lewis
    3d #95- TE Ian Thomas
    4th #117- QB Luke Falk
    5th #153 – S Quinn Blanding
    6th #198- WR Alan Lazard
    6th #210- CB Grant Haley
    7th #219- S Troy Apke

    • Daniel says:

      Patriots Mock Draft 2018;
      BB trades 1st #31 to Detroit ; for 2nd #51, 4th #117,, & 5th #153.

      1st #23- ILB Leighton Vander Esch
      2nd #43- OT/G/C Isaiah Wynn
      2nd #51- TE Dallas Goedert
      2nd #63- OLB Arden Key
      3rd #95- OL Orlando Brown
      4th #117- DL P. J. Hall
      5th #153 – S Quinn Blanding
      6th #198- FB/RB Dimitri Flowers
      6th #210- LB Shaun Dion Hamilton
      7th #219- QB J. T. Barrett

      Borrowed your trade scenario Russell

    • CC says:

      I like your 1st three picks man, but trading that other NO. 1…….no way. ******I’d actually trade a next year No 1 W/ Tampa Bay for their No. #38 NOW instead ( but deff with a team around that area). This team needs QUALITY not QUANTITY).
      LOVE THE Da’Ron Payne Pick! & as far as a (LB) goes, if Carter was there at that spot? #D.O.N.E.

      After looking at some Injury prone guys and a little of who’s-who? My list still hasn’t changed.
      I’d start like this & see what heppens, but it is also why I look to trade a next year NO. 1 with a team like Tamps Bay @ #38( worth 550? on the board )- *a dozen spot between round one & round two In addition of a TWENTY SLOT GAP between the round 2 picks. That’s a lot, and a lot will be G.O.N.E.
      Again my initial list from the get-go really still hasn’t changed:

      #23 McGlinchey (LT) A Studd Like Plug & Play Solder replacement off the top.

      #31 Da’Ron Payne (DT) The real Missing Beast “Defensive Piece” that’ll sew & ease the rest up no matter if it’s the (LB)s or the (D-Backs……)
      *****FROM TAMPA #38 This pick is a bonus – Way too many picks between 34 & 63. I leave it alone until picks start dropping and we see what’s Up? This is where I originally looked at Lamar Jackson ( QB ) and Christian Kirk ( WR / Utility ), just because. *Again, it’s a bonus pick, it lets us be able to move up and guarentee the first two choices & move on from there depending on who takes what & who has traded already with whom?
      ____________I Wanna Piss The Entire Leage Off and Win Nuber 6 NOW_____________________________________

      #43 Chukwuma Okafora (OT) Western Michigan. Jerry Jones stuck the knife in after Solder Walked away like a true shark & took Cameron Flemming. A worthy long term replacement is NEEDED + (Dante Scar Will love this NO INJURY history specimen). The Pats need an O-Line that credit card commercials were made of again. #PROTECTTB12.

      #63 Best Man Cover ( CB ) available.

      #95 Josh Sweat (DE/OLB) FLorida State Or Maybe this is where a QB is Taken. But I’d bet the farm on STACKING THE O-LINE & Protect Brady for 3 more years/Possable 4 and not think twice.

      I honestly really don’t actually care about the specific use of these last three picks actually. Use them to move up a few simple spots and guarentee “The List”.
      & I’d have already looked at and who’s (CB) I’m snatching in a trade with one or two of these.
      6th Round * Ade Aruna (DE)
      6th Round *Dimitri Flowers (RB/FB)
      7th Round * Troy Apke (s).

  10. Russell says:

    Looking at Mikes Mock draft, I don’t think BB passes on DT Da’Ron Payne, for a CB at #23.

    • CC says:

      Heck No, and noticed that JAX takes him a few spots later after all the hell they gave us last go around???
      That would Suk. LOL!

  11. TommyG says:

    If Chubb does not go 4 to Cleveland I guarantee that Bill will move up to 5 to get him. I see 23,31,and 2019 1st rounder being used to dHe is totally worth it and it still leaves Pats with their two Number2’s that they can use to address LB and WR/TE. QB can be drafted with 3rd down…

    • Claude Edouard says:

      I would definitely be all for that move to grab Chubb! The addition of Chubb would give us a legitimate pass rush threat that other teams would have to account for every single game every single play, in the process opening things up for other players like Flowers, Rivers, Wise, etc., to generate pressure of their own. Grabbing Chubb would also put Bill back in the good graces of a lot of fans and players, although at this point I’m sure Bill could care less what fans or players think about him as we’ve come to see!

  12. jimr says:

    1 st-DEF- Rasheen Evans or LVE
    1st DEF Lorenzo Carter DE/OLB
    2 nd OT O’neil/Crosby/Orlando Brown
    2 nd QB Faulk/Lauetta/White
    3 rd TE Ian Thomas
    6 th LB Jack Cicy/ Christan Sam/Nick Deluca
    6 th DE Ade Aruna
    7 th WR/RB Dylan Cantrell/Justin Watson…Chase Edmunds

  13. kevinz says:

    My Hopeful last MocK draft before draft day but cant promise lol

    1st: Lorenzo Carter LB-DE Athletic beast all out effort jamie Collins?
    2nd: OGbonnia Okoronkwo LB-DE rush role on 3rd down
    2nd: Brian O’neill OT
    2nd:Kyle Lauretta QB
    3rd:PJ Hall DT int rush
    4th:Leon jacobs Coverage LB
    5th:Ito Smith RB satalite back
    6th:Javon Rolland jones LB-DE rush role on 3rd down
    6th:Justin lawler DE
    7th:Lavon Coleman RB Power Back

  14. Daniel Sullivan says:

    Patriots Final Mock Draft and Possible trade.
    1 Taven Bryan DL Florida
    1 Luke Falk QB Washington St.
    2 Sam Hubbard DE Ohio State
    2 Possible trade for a 3rd and 4th round picks.
    3 Brian O’Neil OT Pittsburgh
    3 Quenton Meeks CB Stanford
    4 Uchenna Nwosu LB USC
    6 Justin Crawford RB West Virginia
    6 Mason Cole G Michigan
    7 Adam Breneman TE Umass

    Good Luck To Coach Belichick and his staff.
    Enjoy the Draft!

    • Mike Gerken says:

      I will throw something through my tv is Luke Falk is the pick in the 1st round. Not saying you are wrong or it cannot happen, it just would enrage me.

      • Daniel Sullivan says:

        LOL. I would be quite happy for Patriots future if he was learning and developing from
        Tom Brady. He is a excellent Quarterback.

        Enjoy the Draft.
        Dan Sullivan

  15. kevinz says:

    I like Jaire just not sure about taking a injury prone CB with 1st pick even if a good to great player JMO though.

  16. brandon maxham says:

    mock draft 4/24:

    1st:Rashaan Evans ILB-OLB

    1st:traded for 2nd,4th and 5th.

    2nd:Rasheem Green DE-DT

    2nd:Nick Nelson CB

    2nd:Kyle Lauletta QB

    3rd:Daesaun Hamilton WR

    4th:Troy Fumagalli TE

    5th:Chase Edmonds RB

    6th:Peter Kalambayi OLB-ILB

    6th:Troy Apke S

    7th:Braxton Berrios WR

  17. @j_fid says:

    Great job man. I would be so happy with those two. Jaire is my CB1 & Reid is my S3 and a 1st rd’r in my book.

  18. Daniel says:

    I really hope the chips don’t fall this way.

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