Welcome to my second version of the NFL mock draft! In this particular mock, the powers that be (Ken) have decided that trade backs are allowed, but I have chosen not to partake in that endeavor as I expect Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan to use the fifth pick in the first round on the best player available. Free agency started on March 10, and since that time the Redskins have brought on players to help with their defensive line (Ricky Jean Francois, Stephen Paea and Terrance "Pot Roast" Knighton) and their secondary (Chris Culliver, Jeron Johnson). They also lost Brian Orakpo (Titans), Roy Helu (Raiders) and Leonard Hankerson (Falcons).
That said, here is your second first round mock from me, complete with free agency updates:
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
I am keeping this pick the same, and I believe it is a lock as much as ever. Why do I also feel like Winston will be spending a lot of time on Sports Center's Not Top 10 list?
2. Tennessee Titans: Leonard Williams, DT, USC
The Titans will go with Williams here. They have spent free agency thus far trying to improve their defense and Williams will definitely step in and help with that.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Vic Beasley, OLB, Nebraska
The Jags still need pass rushing help and Beasley has moved up on draft boards lately.
4. Oakland Raiders: Kevin White, WR, West Virginia
Last time I had them taking Cooper, but after White's showing at the combine, I have a feeling the Raiders have fallen in love with White.
5. Washington Redskins: Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
Here we are, and Cooper has fallen to the fifth slot. There has been a lot of debate about whether McCloughan's "best player available" literally means "best player available" or "best player available for the Redskins". In this case, I believe Cooper is too good to pass up. Coming from a pro-style offense will allow him to come into Washington and contribute immediately. Pierre Garcon's tenure may not last into 2016 and Andre Roberts has been a bust since he signed with the team. Cooper will give the Redskins three legitimate receiving threats (including DeSean Jackson) on offense next season, and a better support system for a quarterback situation that is up in the air at best.
6. New York Jets: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Mariota has now fallen to the sixth slot, and the Jets will not hesitate to snatch him up.
7. Chicago Bears: Dante Fowler, OLB, Florida
Fowler will bring the "monster" back to the "Monsters of the Midway".
8. Atlanta Falcons: Randy Gregory, DE, Nebraska
While Atlanta has made some moves in free agency to improve the pass rush, Gregory is too good to not take with the eighth pick.
9. New York Giants: Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa
Scherff appears to have the skill set to step in and help at tackle, and Manning would love the extra protection.
10. St. Louis Rams: La'el Collins, OT, LSU
The Rams now have Nick Foles as their starting quarterback, and offensive line help would be a great start for their new signal caller.
11. Minnesota Vikings: Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
12: Cleveland Browns: DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
13: New Orleans Saints: Shane Ray, DE, Missouri
14: Miami Dolphins: Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford
15: San Francisco 49ers: Danny Shelton, DT, Washington
16. Houston Texans: Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
17. San Diego Chargers: Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
18: Kansas City Chiefs: Alvin Dupree, DE, Kentucky
19. Cleveland Browns(from Buffalo): Malcom Brown, DT, Texas
20. Philadelphia Eagles: Landon Collins, S, Alabama
21. Cincinnati Bengals: Shaq Thompson, S, Washington
22. Pittsburgh Steelers: Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest
23. Detroit Lions: Arik Armstead, DT, Oregon
24. Arizona Cardinals: Eric Kendricks, ILB, UCLA
25: Carolina Panthers: Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami
26. Baltimore Ravens: Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma
27. Dallas Cowboys: Owamagbe Odighizuwa, DE, UCLA
28. Denver Broncos: Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota
29. Indianapolis Colts: Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State
30. Green Bay Packers: Marcus Peters, CB, Washington
31: New Orleans Saints (from Seattle): Breshad Perriman, WR, UCF
32: New England Patriots: Sammie Coates, WR, Auburn
That's it for now. The draft is still over a month away, so I'm certain there will be more changes as we get closer. Until then, let the speculation fly.