We’re only a week into free agency but the NFL landscape is completely different, with musical chairs at QB
Last week’s three-round mock draft was a fool’s errand. We know that now (we knew it then too but, well, you gotta give the people what they want). In the 168 hours since it was published, we’ve seen Russell Wilson and Deshaun Watson change teams, the Steelers add Mitchell Trubisky and Baker Mayfield request that he never ever play another down for the Browns.
And there’s still the matter of sorting out the futures of Jameis Winston and Jimmy Garoppolo, and perhaps even Matt Ryan, who would’ve been out of a job in Atlanta had Watson chosen to play for the Falcons.
This is another way of saying the league has spoken and we have yet more proof that this quarterback draft class isn’t an elite one. That’s OK, of course, teams will still target 2-3 of them in the first round, and it also means we’re likely to see a run on edge rushers, offensive and defensive linemen, wide receivers and defensive backs early.
This week — for the first time since late January — we have the Jaguars again targeting an edge rusher over an offensive lineman, based solely on last week’s free agency moves. All told, six edge rushers are among the first 32 picks to go, along with seven offensive linemen. Five wideouts go in Round 1 and only three quarterbacks hear their names called.
But this is a two-round mock draft, so if your team didn’t adequately address a need the first time through (or didn’t even have a selection), perhaps they did later. Seven teams have at least three picks in these two rounds (the Jets, Eagles and Packers have four!), which means seven teams could get a lot better over a 48-hour period when the actual draft is underway.
For now, keep reading to see how all 64 picks play out.
33. Jacksonville: Darian Kinnard, OT, Kentucky
34. Detroit: George Pickens, WR, Georgia
35. NY Jets: David Ojabo, EDGE, Michigan
36. NY Giants: Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State
37. Houston: Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida
38. NY Jets (via CAR): Bernard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan
39. Chicago: Tyler Smith, OT, Tulsa
40. Seattle (via DEN): Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa
41. Seattle: Quay Walker, LB, Georgia
42. Indianapolis (via WSH): Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh
43. Atlanta: Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State
44. Cleveland: Christian Harris, LB, Alabama
45. Baltimore: Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT, Ohio State
46. Minnesota: Arnold Ebiketie, EDGE, Penn State
47. Washington (via IND): Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State
48. Chicago (via LAC): Logan Hall, DT, Houston
49. New Orleans: Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota St.
50. Miami: Travis Jones, DT, UConn
51. Philadelphia: Cole Strange, OG, UT-Chattanooga
52. Pittsburgh: Skyy Moore, WR, Western Michigan
53. Green Bay (via LV): Lewis Cine, S, Chicago
54. New England: Chad Muma, LB, Wyoming
55. Arizona: Ken Walker, RB, Michigan State
56. Dallas: Cam Thomas, EDGE, San Diego St.
57. Buffalo: Kyler Gordon, CB, Washington
58. Atlanta (via TEN): Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State
59. Green Bay: John Metchie, WR, Alabama
60. Tampa Bay: Isaiah Spiller, RB, Texas A&M
61. San Francisco: Tariq Woolen, CB, UTSA
62. Kansas City: Derion Kendrick, CB, Georgia
63. Cincinnati: Luke Goedeke, OT, Central Michigan
64. Denver (via LAR): Bryan Cook, S, Cincinnati