NFL MOCK DRAFT 2.0

BY ADAM GREENE

You want to get nuts? Let’s get nuts, because as we sit here a day away from the NFL Draft, the entire football world has turned upside down. We’ve had health revelations about Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields. I say “revelations” as if the NFL teams didn’t already know about his epilepsy. We, the media and general public, did not. The San Francisco 49ers playing chicken with the league on who they’re going to pick and we have the Kansas City Chiefs completely trading out of the first round a week before we all get to boo Roger Goodell through our televisions.

In the first mock draft, I didn’t include trades, but this time I’m shaking it up. Because not only are there always trades, there has to be one, if not more, in the Top 10 picks in this draft. I’ll do my best to predict who it will be. I’ll still be wrong, because everyone always is.

As before, there’s money to be made as we watch teams get dramatically better or ruin their franchises for a half decade. So I’ll note the futures and props odds where applicable.

You can check out my first mock draft by clicking here.

NFL DRAFT

Date: Thursday, April 29 (Round 1), Friday, April 30 (Rounds 2-3), Saturday, May 1 (Rounds 4-7)

Start Time: 8 p.m. EST (Thursday), 7 p.m. (Friday), Noon (Saturday)

Broadcast: ESPN, NFL Network, NFL App

1. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Trevor Lawrence, Quarterback, Clemson

(6-6, 220 pounds, 2020: 69.2 completion percentage, 3,153 yards, 24 touchdowns, five interceptions, 203 rushing yards, eight rushing touchdowns)

Nothing at all has changed here. Lawrence remains the top pick and has been since the conclusion of last year’s draft. Our only question now, according to the props, is the color of his wife Melissa’s dress on draft day. It’s got to be Clemson orange (+150), right? If you want to make some more cash here, Trev likely hugs Melissa first (+125). Since he’s not attending in person, I don’t think he’ll wear a tie (-135) and he probably won’t cry (-1000). 

Betting: Trevor Lawrence goes No. 1 -10000

2. NEW YORK JETS

Zach Wilson, Quarterback, BYU

(6-3, 210 pounds, 2020: 73.5 completion percentage, 3,692 yards, 33 touchdowns, three interceptions, 254 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns)

While Fields is my No. 2 QB prospect in this draft, the Jets disagree and this pick is all but set in stone.

Betting: Zach Wilson goes No. 2 -5000

3. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (from Miami Dolphins, from Houston Texans)

Trey Lance, Quarterback, North Dakota State

(6-4, 226 pounds, 2020: Did Not Play)

My thoughts remain the same. This is too high and too much to give up for Lance or Mac Jones. I have no idea what the 49ers were thinking, trading this much for either of these guys. They’ve been leaking Jones and Lance all week and I say they go Lance, reiterating my thought that there’s just no way you trade two extra first round picks to select Mac Jones.

Betting: Trey Lance going No. 3 overall +225

4. TRADE! DENVER BRONCOS from ATLANTA FALCONS

Justin Fields, Quarterback, Ohio State

(6-3, 228 pounds, 2020: 70.2 completion percentage, 2,100 yards, 22 touchdowns, six interceptions, 383 rushing yards, five rushing touchdowns)

There was never a scenario in my mind where Atlanta sits with this pick. After the Niners take Lance (or Jones), the floodgates open and somebody buys this one from them. I’ve gone with the Broncos, because their QB desperation must be at an all-time high, but don’t be shocked to see the Carolina Panthers end up here, regardless of their Sam Darnold trade. As for what the Broncos will give up to move here? I have no idea, but my guess is a No. 1 from next year too at the very least.

Betting: The Falcons trade the No. 4 pick +160, Denver first pick goes offense -175

5. CINCINNATI BENGALS

Penei Sewell, Offensive Lineman, Oregon

(6-6, 330 pounds, 2020: Did Not Play)

The Bengals control the entire non-QB portion of the entire draft and they could listen to some offers for this pick. They can really do no wrong, taking Sewell, J’Marr Chase or Kyle Pitts (as I had them selecting in my first mock draft) at this spot. This time, I’m going with the best offensive lineman, because you can hardly blame Cincy for wanting to protect Joe Burrow and his reconstructed knee.

Betting: Penei Sewell first OL picked -400, over 5.5 -130

6. TRADE! CAROLINA PANTHERS from MIAMI DOLPHINS

Mac Jones, Quarterback, Alabama

(6-3, 214 pounds, 2020: 77.4 completion percentage, 4,500 yards, 41 touchdowns, four interceptions, one rushing touchdown)

I say this is too high for Jones, but the way teams are losing it for these quarterbacks with the clock ticking down to draft day, you have to trade up to take one. I say the Panthers do it here, in spite of the aforementioned Darnold trade.

Betting: The Panthers trade the No. 8 pick +150, Mac Jones goes over 3.5 +160

7. DETROIT LIONS

Ja’Marr Chase, Wide Receiver, LSU

(6-0, 208 pounds, 2020: Did Not Play)

The Lions could get involved in the trade ups, regardless of the Jared Goff deal. I’m leaving them here and handing them Chase, replacing the departed Kenny Golladay with a player significantly better.

Betting: Ja’Marr Chase picked over 5.5 +130, first WR selected -1200

8. MIAMI DOLPHINS FROM DENVER BRONCOS

Kyle Pitts, Tight End, Florida

(6-6, 246 pounds, 2020: 43 catches, 770 yards, 12 touchdowns

The Dolphins play the draft perfectly and get one its four best players landing right in their laps at No. 8.

Betting: Detroit first pick offense -300, Pitts selected over 5.5 +200

9. ATLANTA FALCONS FROM DENVER BRONCOS

Patrick Surtain II, Cornerback, Alabama

(6-2, 202 pounds, 2020: 37 tackles, 3.5 for a loss, one interception, one defensive touchdown, nine passes defended)

The Falcons trade down, collect some picks and get the corner they’re desperate for in this draft.

Betting: Surtain is the first defensive player selected -125, Surtain first CB selected -270, Surtain selected under 10.5 -190

10. DALLAS COWBOYS

Jaycee Horn, Cornerback, South Carolina

(6-1, 205 pounds, 2020: seven games played, 16 tackles, one for a loss, two interceptions, six passes defended)

The draft begins settling in here, with the Cowboys solving their cornerback issue with Horn.

Betting: Dallas first pick goes defense -500, Jaycee Horn goes uner 13 -225

11. NEW YORK GIANTS

DeVonta Smith, Wide Receiver, Alabama

(6-1, 175 pounds, 2020: 117 catches, 1,856 yards, 23 touchdowns, one rushing TD)

The Giants have already added Golladay in free agency. Now they grab the Heisman Trophy winner to pair with him.

Betting: Giants take offense first -130, DeVonta Smith taken under 11.5 -150

12. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (from Miami Dolphins, from San Francisco 49ers)

Jaylen Waddle, Wide Receiver, Alabama

(5-10, 182 pounds, 2020: 28 catches, 591 yards, four touchdowns)

The Eagles need some help on defense, but if they want to set Jalen Hurts up for success, he needs good weapons on offense. Waddle is the best guy left.

Betting: Jaylen Waddle picked over 11 +145

13. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS

Rashawn Slater, Offensive Lineman, Northwestern

(6-4, 315 pounds, 2020: Did Not Play)

The Chargers shore up their offensive line to keep Justin Herbert upright and dealing the ball to their already elite offensive targets.

Betting: Chargers first pick goes offense -250, Rashawn Slater taken over 9.5 +100

14. MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Kwity Paye, Defensive Lineman, Michigan

(6-4, 272 pounds, 2020: 16 tackles, four for a loss, two sacks)

We finally get back on track with my original mock draft as the Vikings strengthen their defensive line with Paye.

Betting: Kwity Paye first DL taken +130, Minnesota first pick goes defense -120

15. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

Jaelan Phillips, Defensive Lineman, UCLA

(6-5, 266 pounds, 2020: 45 tackles, 15.5 for a loss, eight sacks, one interception, three passes defended)

I’m sticking with my original plan for the Pats as well. If New England does go defensive line, it will be the seventh time in Bill Belichick’s tenure they selected that position in the first round.

Betting: Jaelan Phillips taken under 18.5 -130, Pats will not draft a QB in round one -150

16. ARIZONA CARDINALS

Asante Samuel Jr,, Cornerback, Florida State

(5-10, 184 pounds, 2020: 30 tackles, one for a loss, three interceptions, six passes defended, two fumble recoveries)

The Cardinals have a gaping hole on their defense with the loss of Patrick Peterson. They must try to fill it.

Betting: Cardinals go defense first -150, Asante Samule Jr goes under 35.5 -115

17. LAS VEGAS RAIDERS

Christian Barmore, Defensive Lineman, Alabama

(6-5, 310 pounds, 2020: 37 tackles, 9.5 for a loss, eight sacks, three passes defended, three forced fumbles)

The Raiders need defensive line. Barmore is the best one left on the board. By stating two obvious facts I’ve likely talked Las Vegas out of making the pick and they’ll turn in a longsnapper.

Betting: Las Vegas first pick goes defense -155

18. MIAMI DOLPHINS

Christian Darrisaw, Offensive Lineman, Virginia Tech

(6-5, 314 pounds, 2020: Did Not Play)

After picking an all-world tight end, the Dolphins add to the offensive line with a guy that’s set new records on Mario Kart this past season.

Betting: Christian Darrisaw taken over 15.5 -110

19. WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM

Alijah Vera-Tucker, Offensive Lineman, USC

(6-4, 315 pounds, 2020: Did Not Play)

With all the quarterbacks out of reach, the WFT adds an offensive lineman to build a front for the QB they’ll try to take next year.

Betting: Washington goes offense -200, Alijah Vera-Tucker goes over 16.5 -120

20. CHICAGO BEARS

Tevin Jenkins, Offensive Lineman, Oklahoma State

(6-6, 320 pounds, 2020: Started eight games, surrendered zero sacks)

There’s a chance, still floating around, that the Bears could ship this pick to Houston for Deshaun Watson, whose price has dropped significantly over the last few weeks. He might be too radioactive even for that now, so I’m going O-line here and Chicago punts their QB problem to next year.

Betting: Bears don’t draft a QB in round one -300, Chicago goes offense -275

21. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

Jaylen Mayfield, Offensive Lineman, Michigan

(6-5, 320 pounds, 2020: Did Not Play)

Our run on offensive lineman continues as you’d hope the Colts have learned their lesson on placing a young QB behind a suspect front after costing themselves a generational talent in Andrew Luck.

Betting: Indianapolis first pick goes offense -130

22. TENNESSEE TITANS

Gregory Rousseau, Edge Rusher, Miami

(6-7, 265 pounds, 2020: Did Not Play)

Rousseau had 15.5 sacks in 2019. The entire Titans team had 19 sacks last season. They can not turn in this card fast enough.

Betting: Tennessee goes defense -175

23. NEW YORK JETS (from Seattle Seahawks)

Kadarius Toney, Wide Receiver, Florida

(6-0, 193 pounds, 2020: 70 catches, 984 yards, 10 touchdowns, 161 rushing yards, one rushing yard)

What do you get the team that needs everything? A wide receiver to catch passes from its new QB.

Betting: Kadarius Toney goes under 29.5 +115

24. PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Micah Parsons, Linebacker, Penn State

(6-3, 245 pounds, 2020: Did Not Play)

The Steelers need to improve their linebacker play inside as they face some of the best run games in the league in their own division. Parsons adds that, plus he brings extra pass rush. In 2019 he recorded 109 tackles, 14 for a loss, five sacks and five passes defended.

Betting: Micah Parsons goes over 14.5 +115, Pittsburgh goes defense +225

25. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (from Los Angeles Rams)

Rashod Bateman, Wide Receiver, Minnesota

(6-2, 210 pounds, 2020: 36 catches, 472 yards, two touchdowns)

Like the Jets, the Jaguars need to add a weapon for their new quarterback and Bateman is the best one left on the board.

Betting: Rashod Bateman goes under 27.5 +110

26. CLEVELAND BROWNS

Azeez Ojulari, Linebacker, Georgia

(6-3, 240 pounds, 2020: 31 tackles, 12.5 for a loss, 9.5 sacks, two passes defended, one fumble recovery)

The Browns need a linebacker and an edge rusher and Ojulari can do both.

Betting: Cleveland goes defense -375, Azeez Ojulair goes over 24.5 -150

27. BALTIMORE RAVENS

Joseph Ossai, Linebacker, Texas

(6-4, 253 pounds, 2020: nine games, 55 tackles, 15.5 for a loss, 5.5 sacks, two passes defended, one fumble recovery, three forced fumbles)

Baltimore lost Mathew Judon in free agency and need to grab his replacement here.

Betting: Baltimore goes defense -120

28. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

Caleb Farley, Cornerback, Virginia Tech

(6-2, 207 pounds, 2020: Did Not Play)

With the top defensive lineman gone, the Saints add to their defensive backfield in a division that features some of the best passing teams in the league.

Betting: Caleb Farley goes over 23.5 -110, Saints do not draft a QB in round one -450

29. GREEN BAY PACKERS

Terrance Marshall Jr,, Wide Receiver, LSU

(6-3, 200 pounds, 2020: 48 catches, 731 yards, 10 touchdowns)

There’s no more excuses. The Packers need to invest in a wideout to replace all the Subway Sandwich artists they try to play alongside DeVante Adams.

Betting: Green Bay goes offense -150, the Packers draft a WR in round one +135

30. BUFFALO BILLS

Greg Newsome II, Cornerback, Northwestern

(6-1, 190 pounds, 2020: three games, 12 tackles, one interception, seven passes defended)

The Bills have their offense together, it’s the defense that has to catch up if they want to make their contest with Kansas City an annual AFC title affair.

Betting: Buffalo goes defense -250, Greg Newsome III goes over 23.5 -110

31. BALTIMORE RAVENS (from the Kansas City Chiefs)

Elijah Moore, Wide Receiver, Ole Miss

(5-9, 185 pounds, 2020: 86 catches, 1,193 yards, eight touchdowns)

The Ravens trade back into the first round to take a wide receiver to waste in the worst passing offense in the league.

32. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

Kyle Trask, Quarterback, Florida

(6-5, 240 pounds, 2020: 68.9 completion percentage, 4,283 yards, 43 touchdowns, eight interceptions, three rushing touchdowns)

I’m dying on this hill. To me, Trask is the third best QB in the draft. The Bucs need to think about the future past Tom Brady and will not see a prospect like this in their sites next season, regardless of where they pick (probably, at worst, in the late 20s). Trask won’t be there in the second round and they need to secure his fifth year option anyway. This is just smart drafting.

Betting: Tampa Bay goes offense +150, Kyle Trask taken under 77.5 -200

THE REST OF THE DRAFT PROPS

No team loses its spot due to missing a pick -2500

Over 1.5 trades in the Top 10 picks +150

Allen Robinson will not be traded during round one -450

Jimmy Garoppolo will not be traded during round one -300

Najee Harris is the first running back taken -200

Trevon Moehrig-Woodard is the first safety taken -600

Houston’s first pick will be defense -120

Mr. Irrelevant will play defense -120

Ian Book drafted over 209.5 -140

Jamie Newman taken under 170.5 -115

Jamin Davis taken over 26.5 -140

Rams first pick will be defense -110

Seahawks first pick will be offense -130

Davis Mills selected over 60.5 -120

Kellen Mond taken over 72.5 -150

Najee Harris taken over 25.5 -120

Trevon Moehrig-Woodard taken over 27.5 +120

Travis Etienne taken over 32.5 +110

Tyson Campbell taken under 49.5 -135

Zaven Collins taken over 24.5 -130

Travis Etienne drafted first over Javonte Williams -225

Devonta Smith drafted over Jaylen Waddle -250

Davis Mills drafted over Kellm Mond -250

Under 5.5 Alabama players drafted in the first round +160

Over 6.5 Big 10 players selected in the first round +100

Over 12.5 SEC players taken in the first round +150

Over 4.5 cornerbacks drafted in the first round -160

Under 6.5 offensive lineman drafted in the first round -110

Over 5.5 quarterbacks taken in the first round +300

Under 0.5 running backs taken in the first round +275

Under 0.5 safeties taken in the first round +185

Over 18.5 offensive players taken in the first round -150

Under13.5 defensive players taken in the first round -130

Over 4.5 wide receivers taken in the first round -350

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