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Alex Rowsey’s Mock Draft 3.0

Post-combine edition!

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With the combine in the books, it’s time to take a look at how the upcoming NFL Draft may have been affected.

1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M

Previous selections: Myles Garrett

If the Browns don’t opt for a QB, Garrett will be the choice. It’s locked in. He destroyed the combine and looks like a once-in-a-decade prospect. He’s the best player available... by a lot. He also happens to fit a great need. Frankly, it’s a no-brainer and has been.

2. San Francisco 49ers: Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford

Previous selections: Solomon Thomas and Jonathan Allen

They need pass rush help and already have good players on the interior of their DL. Thomas provides the edge rusher they’re looking for.

3. Chicago Bears: Jonathan Allen, DT, Alabama

Previous selections: Jonathan Allen and Solomon Thomas

I think they’ll address QB in FA and Allen is the BPA.

4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jamal Adams, SS, LSU

Previous selections: Dalvin Cook and Malik Hooker

Adams fits perfectly with Jalen Ramsey and immediately makes the Jags secondary look great for years to come. He killed the combine and cemented his status.

5. Tennessee Titans: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio St.

Previous selections: Malik Hooker and Jamal Adams

Their pass defense is atrocious and Lattimore’s 4.36 40 looks sweet. He’s the best CB and overall player available at this point and fits Tennessee’s needs perfectly.

6. New York Jets: Malik Hooker, FS, Ohio St.

Previous selections: Jamal Adams and Dalvin Cook

You just know Todd Bowles would love Malik Hooker roaming his secondary. Their secondary is lacking.

7. Los Angelese Chargers: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee

Previous selections: Mike Williams

The Chargers have Gus Bradley running their defense now. They’re transitioning to a 4-3. Barnett’s skill-set will fit/help perfectly.

8. Carolina Panthers: Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida St.

Previous selections: Leonard Fournette

Not only do they need to run Cam less, but they need to run less in general. Cook helps with both as he can run the ball and be a receiver. He compliments J-Stew well and can take over for him when Stewart is done. I remain convinced that he’s the best RB in the draft.

9. Cincinnati Bengals: Reuben Foster, ILB, Alabama

Previous selections: Reuben Foster

The combine incident isn’t going to affect Foster’s draft stock. And if any team would care, it wouldn’t be the Bengals.

10. Buffalo Bills: Mitch Trubisky, QB, UNC

Previous selections: Mitch Trubisky and Marshon Lattimore

Watson helped himself the most of any of the QBs at the combine, but Trubisky is still the top guy. If the Bills are going to move on from Taylor, they have to get someone to throw the ball...

11. New Orleans Saints: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama

Previous selections: Marshon Lattimore and Derek Barnett

A terrible pass defense/secondary causes the Saints to reach just a little bit here for CB help. They could go for a pass rusher, as well.

12. Cleveland Browns: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

Previous selections: Teez Tabor and O.J. Howard

Their offense needs a quality TE and they don’t have one. Howard’s too good to pass up (like to reach for a QB).

13. Arizona Cardinals: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan

Previous selections: Corey Davis and Mitch Trubisky

He’s a great value at #13 and has taken over as the best WR in this draft. He’s an upgrade over Michael Floyd and a future Larry Fitzgerald replacement.

14. Philadelphia Eagles: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

Previous selections: John Ross and Teez Tabor

He’s the best player available and a massive upgrade from Ryan Mathews.

15. Indianapolis Colts: Haason Reddick, OLB, Temple

Previous selections: Derek Barnett and Ryan Ramczyk

Speed. Reddick has it and proved it to everyone at the combine. He also offers versatility. He can play inside or outside. He can drop into coverage or blitz. The Colts like.

16. Baltimore Ravens: Jabrill Peppers, SS, Michigan

Previous selections: Ryan Ramczyk and Corey Davis

Elam’s gone and Weddle’s old. Enter Peppers. He proved his agility and speed at the combine.

17. Washington Redskins: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson

Previous selections: Malik McDowell and Jabrill Peppers

DeSean Jackson’s probably going to leave. Pierre Garcon may follow. All-of-a-sudden, the Redskins are looking at WRs. Williams is a sure thing at WR and the Redskins need a sure thing. Doctson is still a question mark and beyond Reed and Crowder, the Redskins receiving weapons could look a lot more bare than last year. Also, at 6’4”, Gruden finally gets that tall receiving corps that he’s wanted.

18. Tennessee Titans: John Ross, WR, Washington

Previous selections: O.J. Howard and John Ross

He’s a burner and he proved it at the combine posting the fastest 40 in combine history at 4.22 seconds. He provides Mariota with a very speedy target. He needs a top target and Ross it the best WR on the board. Could be DeSean Jackson 2.0...

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: David Njoku, TE, Miami

Previous selections: Jabrill Peppers and Marlon Humphrey

He raised his profile at the combine. He’d provide Winston another huge target to compliment Evans and possibly DeSean Jackson...?

20. Denver Broncos: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin

Previous selections: Cam Robinson

Okung’s gone and they need a RT, plain-and-simple. Very agile and should fit into their ZBS quite well.

21. Detroit Lions: Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan

Previous selections: Marlon Humphrey and Zach Cunningham

Their offense is pretty set and their pass-rush is woeful. How convenient! Here’s one of the best pass-rushers in the draft.

22. Miami Dolphins: Zach Cunningham, OLB, Vanderbilt

Previous selections: Zach Cunningham and Malik McDowell

They need an athletic three-down LB something terrible and that might cause them to reach a little bit here.

23. New York Giants: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford

Previous selections: DeShone Kizer

They had no rushing attack to speak of last year and they just let go of Rashad Jennings. McCaffrey had a great combine and really opened some eyes.

24. Oakland Raiders: Sidney Jones, CB, Washington

Previous selections: Sidney Jones

Had a great combine and solidified his spot here.

25. Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson

Previous selections: Deshaun Watson

They absolutely must get a QB and Watson’s the best one available. If they land Romo, this pick could change... though it still might not.

26. Seattle Seahawks: Teez Tabor, CB, Florida

Previous selections: Dan Feeney

Obviously an OL wouldn’t be a surprise here, either.

27. Kansas City Chiefs: DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame

Previous selections: Takkarist McKinley

A developmental guy for when Smith declines/retires.

28. Dallas Cowboys: Evan Engram, TE, Ole Miss

Previous selections: Tim Williams

Time to find a replacement for Witten. Add him to Prescott and Elliott... uh-oh.

29. Green Bay Packers: Forrest Lamp, G, Western Kentucky

Previous selections: Taco Charlton and Christian McCaffrey

Instant starter.

30. Pittsburgh Steelers: Obi Melifonwu, SS, Connecticut

Previous selections: Charles Harris and Taco Charlton

The combine did it.

31. Atlanta Falcons: Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan St.

Previous selections: Forrest Lamp and Haason Reddick

BPA and too good of a value to pass up regardless of their greater needs.

32. New England Patriots: Takkarist McKinley, OLB, UCLA

Previous selections: Haason Reddick and Charles Harris