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1st Overall Pick – Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Burrow – Quarterback – LSU
The Bengals get their franchise quarterback and a local boy who can help turn around their team.
2nd Overall Pick – Washington Redskins
Chase Young – Defensive End – Ohio State
The Redskins get a day 1 impact player with perennial All-Pro potential.
3rd Overall Pick – Detroit Lions
Jeff Okudah – Cornerback – Ohio State
Okudah solves their need at cornerback and fills the hole left by former #1 cornerback Darius Slay.
4th Overall Pick – New York Giants
Tristan Wirfs – Offensive Tackle – Iowa
Giants surprise us with Wirfs who’s athleticism and versatility will be useful in protecting Daniel Jones.
5th Overall Pick – Miami Dolphins
Tua Tagovailoa – Quarterback – Alabama
Dolphins get the quarterback who some (including myself) consider to be the best quarterback in the draft.
6th Overall Pick – Los Angeles Chargers
Isaiah Simmons – Linebacker – Clemson
Chargers skip Herbert and go with the best player available: Isaiah Simmons, who can turn their defense into one of the best in football.
Trade: Buccaneers trade 14th Overall, 45th Overall + 2021 3rd Round Pick for 7th Overall Pick from Panthers
With the Chargers passing on Herbert, the Bucs trade up and get their future quarterback to sit behind Tom Brady.
8th Overall Pick – Arizona Cardinals
Jedrick Willis – Offensive Tackle – Alabama
Willis was pretty much perfect at Alabama, not allowing a single sack during his career and he solves a big need for the Cardinals, who need people to protect Kyler Murray.
9th Overall Pick – Jacksonville Jaguars
Derrick Brown – Defensive Tackle – Auburn
The Jaguars take the best player on the board: Derrick Brown, who’s big body and great run stopping skills instantly boosts their defensive line.
10th Overall Pick – Cleveland Browns
Mekhi Becton – Offensive Tackle – Louisville
The Browns take the behemoth Becton to play left tackle and protect Baker Mayfield and give them a top 10 offensive line.
11th Overall Pick – New York Jets
Andrew Thomas – Offensive Tackle – Georgia
The Jets can go a few different directions, but protecting Darnold with a quality player like Andrew Thomas seems like the most reasonable choice.
12th Overall Pick – Las Vegas Raiders
Ceedee Lamb – Wide Receiver – Oklahoma
The Raiders get the best receiver in the draft and gives Derek Carr a potential superstar to throw to.
Jeudy to 49ers makes too much sense and he would fit in perfectly with Deebo Samuel.
14th Overall Pick – Carolina Panthers (from Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
Javon Kinlaw – Defensive Tackle – South Carolina
Panthers trade back, get picks and get themselves a solid local defensive lineman who should help them right away.
15th Overall Pick – Denver Broncos
Henry Ruggs – Wide Receiver – Alabama
Ruggs adds a whole new element to the Broncos’ offense and gives them a serious deep threat with out-of-worldly speed.
16th Overall Pick – Los Angeles Chargers (from Atlanta Falcons)
Jordan Love – Quarterback – Utah State
Trade: Chargers trade 37th Overall, 71st Overall + 2021 1st Round for 16th Overall Pick from Falcons
Chargers make the shocking move to give up a future 1st round pick and a 2nd rounder to move up and get Jordan Love. It costs them a future first round pick, but they get a star linebacker and their future quarterback… not bad.
17th Overall Pick – Dallas Cowboys
Cesar Ruiz – Interior Offensive Lineman – Michigan
The Cowboys tend to reach for needs, but while Ruiz is ranked in the mid30s, he should be a day 1 starter for the Cowboys who lost Travis Frederick to retirement.
18th Overall Pick – Miami Dolphins (from Pittsburgh Steelers)
K’Lavon Chaisson – Defensive End – LSU
Dolphins get themselves a high ceiling pass rusher to help their front 7.
19th Overall Pick – Las Vegas Raiders (from Chicago)
C.J. Henderson – Cornerback – Florida
Henderson fills a huge need for the Raiders as they have a weak secondary and he can start right away.
20th Overall Pick – New Orleans Saints (from Jacksonville Jaguars)
Patrick Queen – Linebacker – LSU
Trade: Saints trade 24th Overall + 88th Overall for 20th Overall Pick from Jaguars
Saints get a Louisiana native to join their team and get one of the more undervalued players in the draft.
21st Overall Pick – Philadelphia Eagles
Denzel Mims – Wide Receiver – Baylor
Mims is another undervalued player who should go in the 20s. He also gives the Eagles a player who can eventually replace Alshon Jeffery.
Vikings take arguably the most well rounded receiver in this year’s draft to replace Stefon Diggs.
23rd Overall Pick – New England Patriots
Kenneth Murray – Inside Linebacker – Oklahoma
The Patriots have a relatively weak front 7 and bad linebacker group, so getting Murray will be a huge boost for their defense.
24th Overall Pick – Jacksonville Jaguars (from New Orleans Saints)
Jeff Gladney – Cornerback – TCU
See trade at pick #20 overall
Jaguars get themselves a cornerback who can replace AJ Bouye.
25th Overall Pick – Minnesota Vikings
Kristian Fulton – Cornerback – LSU
The Vikings have stripped their defense and look to be reloading, so getting a tough cornerback would be a good start.
26th Overall Pick – Miami Dolphins (from Houston Texans)
Isaiah Wilson – Offensive Tackle – Georgia
This is a reach, but Wilson has been getting late 1st round buzz and the Dolphins need an offensive tackle badly so this makes a lot of sense.
27th Overall Pick – Cleveland Browns (from Seattle Seahawks)
Jeremy Chinn – Safety – Southern Illinois
Trade: Browns trade 41st Overall Pick + 74th Overall Pick for 27th Overall Pick from Seahawks
Chinn is one of the best athletes in the draft and I see the Browns traded up to get him to help fill their back end. He might not be ready from day 1, but his ceiling is sky high.
Trade: Chiefs trade 32nd Overall Pick + 96th Overall Pick for 28th Overall Pick from Ravens
Chiefs select a defensive lineman to help beef them up up front and get a player who can replace Chris Jones if he were to leave after 2020.
29th Overall Pick – Tennessee Titans
Terrell Lewis – Outside Linebacker – Alabama
Titans get a long, athletic pass rusher who should have fit in well with their rotation and their defensive identity.
30th Overall Pick – Buffalo Bills (from Green Bay Packers)
AJ Epenesa – Defensive End – Iowa
Trade: Bills trade 54th Overall Pick + 86th Overall Pick + 2021 2nd Round Pick for 30th Overall Pick from Packers
Bills trade up to take one of the best defensive linemen and players on the board; Epenesa fits them perfectly.
31st Overall Pick – San Francisco 49ers
Trevon Diggs – Cornerback – Alabama
32nd Overall Pick – Houston Texans (from Kansas City Chiefs via Baltimore Ravens)
Neville Gallimore – Interior Defensive Lineman – Oklahoma
Trade: Texans trade 40th Overall Pick + 90th Overall Pick for 32nd Overall Pick from Ravens via Chiefs
See trade at pick #28 overall for original trade
The Texans need defensive line help badly after the loss of DJ Reader and with JJ Watt’s health always a question; Gallimore helps solve that issue.
33rd Overall Pick – Cincinnati Bengals
Josh Jones – Offensive Tackle – Houston
Bengals get a new offensive tackle to protect their franchise quarterback.
34th Overall Pick – Indianapolis Colts (from Washington Redskins)
Michael Pittman Jr – Wide Receiver – USC
Colts take an underrated receiver who fits in perfectly in their system.
35th Overall Pick – Detroit Lions
Xavier McKinney – Safety – Alabama
Lions take one of the best players on the board and add to their secondary.
36th Overall Pick – New York Giants
Tee Higgins – Wide Receiver – Clemson
The Giants get Daniel Jones a new top receiver.
37th Overall Pick – Atlanta Falcons (from Los Angeles Chargers)
Yetur Gross-Matos – Defensive End – Penn State
See trade at pick #16 overall
Falcons getting Gross-Matos and all the extra picks seems like a big win.
38th Overall Pick – Carolina Panthers
Lloyd Cushenberry III – Interior Offensive Lineman – LSU
Panthers lose Trai Turner but replace him with LC3, a beast interior lineman.
39th Overall Pick – Miami Dolphins
Jalen Reagor – Wide Receiver – TCU
Dolphins got Tua some protection and now they give him another weapon to work with.
40th Overall Pick – Baltimore Ravens (from Arizona Cardinals via Houston Texans)
Malik Harrison – Inside Linebacker – Ohio State
See trade at pick #32 overall
Ravens need some help at linebacker so getting a thumper in Harrison helps a lot.
41st Overall Pick – Seattle Seahawks (from Cleveland Browns)
Austin Jackson – Offensive Tackle – USC
See trade at pick #27 overall
Seattle needs more offensive line help and that starts with Austin Jackson, a player with great upside.
42nd Overall Pick – New York Jets (from Jacksonville Jaguars)
Laviska Shenault Jr – Wide Receiver – Colorado
Trade: Jets trade 47th Overall Pick + 116th Overall Pick for 42nd Overall Pick from Jaguars
The Jets should take a shot here on a boom or bust player in Shenault; he’s someone who can help Darnold tremendously if he hits his stride.
43rd Overall Pick – Chicago Bears (from Las Vegas Raiders)
D’Andre Swift – Running Back – Georgia
The first running back off the board goes to the team who desperately needs one.
44th Overall Pick – Indianapolis Colts
Cole Kmet – Tight End – Notre Dame
Colts add to their offense by getting the best tight end in the draft and another weapon for Philip Rivers.
45th Overall Pick – Carolina Panthers (from Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
A.J. Terrell – Cornerback – Clemson
See trade at pick #7 overall
Terrell is one of the better cornerbacks in this year’s class and a 1st round pick in many other years, but with a loaded cornerback class, he drops to the mid 2nd round.
46th Overall Pick – Denver Broncos
Raekwon Davis – Interior Defensive Lineman – Alabama
Broncos lost some beef up front, but they’ll get it right back with Davis playing right next to Jurrell Casey.
47th Overall Pick – Philadelphia Eagles (from Atlanta Falcons)
Jordyn Brooks – Inside Linebacker – Texas Tech
Trade: Eagles trade 53rd Overall Pick + 127th Overall Pick for 47th Overall Pick from Falcons
Eagles still have some defensive issues so getting a solid linebacker will help fix some things.
48th Overall Pick – Jacksonville Jaguars (from New York Jets)
Zack Baun – Defensive End – Wisconsin
See trade at pick #42 overall
The Jaguars might not have Yanick Ngakoue at the start of the season, so finding his replacement will be crucial to keeping their defense respectable.
49th Overall Pick – Minnesota Vikings (from Pittsburgh Steelers)
Noah Igbinoghene – Cornerback – Auburn
Trade: Vikings trade 58th Overall Pick + 89th Overall Pick for 49th Overall Pick from Steelers
Vikings get another cornerback who can have an impact as a rookie.
50th Overall Pick – Chicago Bears
Justin Madubuike – Interior Defensive Lineman – Texas A&M
The Bears taking one of the best players on the board and another beast up front makes too much sense.
51st Overall Pick – Dallas Cowboys
Grant Delpit – Safety – LSU
Delpit will be one of, if not the best player on the board and he helps a big need for the Cowboys.
52nd Overall Pick – Los Angeles Rams
Darrynton Evans – Running Back – Appalachian State
Evans is one of the best running backs in the draft and could take over the starting job for the Rams on day 1.
53rd Overall Pick – Atlanta Falcons (from Philadelphia Eagles)
Jaylon Johnson – Cornerback – Utah
See trade at pick #47 overall
The Falcons lost Desmond Trufant and getting Jaylon Johnson is a step in the right direction in terms of rebuilding that secondary.
54th Overall Pick – Green Bay Packers (from Buffalo Bills)
Brandon Aiyuk – Wide Receiver – Arizona State
See trade at pick #30 overall
The Packers need a receiver badly and Aiyuk who has good hands and good seperation skills would be a great complimentary #2 receiver to Davante Adams.
55th Overall Pick – Baltimore Ravens (from New England Patriots via Atlanta Falcons)
Antoine Winfield Jr – Safety – Minnesota
It might not be a big need for the Ravens, but Winfield is one of the best players on the board and would be a great starter for them in 2-3 years.
56th Overall Pick – Miami Dolphins (from New Orleans Saints)
Eno Benjamin – Running Back – Arizona State
Benjamin is an underrated running back who I believe can have an impact for the Dolphins in year 1 and give Tua and their offense another weapon.
57th Overall Pick – Houston Texans
Adam Trautman – Tight End – Dayton
The Texans need a tight end and Deshaun Watson needs pass catchers since the departure of Hopkins; Trautman has beast-like potential.
58th Overall Pick – Pittsburgh Steelers (from Minnesota Vikings)
Tyler Johnson – Wide Receiver – Minnesota
See trade at pick #49 overall
If the Steelers are going to make a Super Bowl run before Ben calls it quits, they’ll need to give him all the talent in the world around him and starting with Tyler Johnson is a great start and can compliment Juju and Washington perfectly.
59th Overall Pick – Seattle Seahawks
Julian Okwara – Defensive End – Notre Dame
60th Overall Pick – Miami Dolphins (from Baltimore Ravens)
Saahdiq Charles – Offensive Tackle – LSU
Trade: Dolphins trade 70th Overall Pick + 153rd Overall Pick + 154th Overall Pick for 60th Overall Pick from Ravens
The Dolphins get themselves another offensive tackle who could potentially start right away based on their situation or sit and develop and become solid in 2 years.
61st Overall Pick – Tennessee Titans
J.K. Dobbins – Running Back – Ohio State
The Titans’ running back situation is up in the air, so Dobbins as a short-term backup and long-term starter makes a lot of sense for them.
62nd Overall Pick – Green Bay Packers
Ashtyn Davis – Safety – California
The Packers could use some safety depth and a future starter so Davis makes sense for them.
63rd Overall Pick – Kansas City Chiefs (from San Francisco 49ers)
Damon Arnette – Cornerback – Ohio State
Arnette is a versatile cornerback who is great in coverage and against the run and would be a perfect fit for Steve Spagnuolo’s defense.
64th Overall Pick – Seattle Seahawks
Lucas Niang – Offensive Tackle – TCU
Seems weird to go with two offensive tackles with their first three picks, but Niang has starter potential and they need someone to replace Duane Brown after he retires.