Here at the Daily Mix Report we are all about tradition, and today we continue one of our favorites with the official first round NFL mock draft featuring LordTreeSap and local football “expert” Brandon Trager. We will do our best to give you who will end up where, but with an abundance of trades happening an accurate “mock draft” is tough to come by. Make sure to tune in for round one Friday night at 8 PM EST on ESPN.
So without further ado, strap in because the Cleveland Browns are on the clock.
1. Cleveland Browns
LTS: Myles Garrett, DE – Texas A&M
I know some in the Browns organization want the QB here, but Garrett it just too talented to pass up on. The only prospect with an all-pro draft grade across the board. Cleveland gets its stud pass rusher at number one.
BT: Myles Garrett, DE – Texas A&M
No surprises here. Ladies and Gentleman, Jadeveon Clowney 2.0. There’s too much upside (and hype) to not go Garrett here. The Browns would be crazy to reach for Big Mitch right here. Garrett has all the tools to be special. It’s all about work ethic and help. A must pick at number one.
2. San Francisco 49ers
LTS: Solomon Thomas, DT – Stanford
The few times I caught Stanford this year, Thomas jumped off the screen. The Aussie is an amazing run-stopper partnered with a motor that doesn’t stop. The gentle giant checks off all the boxes and was even a junior captain at a school that only selects seniors for that job.
BT: Jamal Adams, S – LSU
There hasn’t been much talk about Adams at two, but I’m going to take a flier here. New GM John Lynch is a former strong safety. As a former player playing the position, how could you not love this guy? A do-it-all safety that looks like a LB, Adams is going to be a stud.
3. Chicago Bears
LTS: Marshon Lattimore, CB – Ohio State
The 20-year-old corner is just what the doctor ordered for a porous Bears secondary. Even though Lattimore was only a one-year starter his size and press-coverage ability should translate very well at the next level, just needs to stay on the field.
BT: Marshon Lattimore, CB – Ohio State
The Bears had one of the worst secondaries in the NFL last season. Lattimore is the best cover corner in this draft and should be a no brainer here. Corners are so valuable in today’s “50-pass-a-game” NFL and will make an immediate impact.
4. Jacksonville Jaguars
LTS: Leonard Fournette, RB – LSU
It’s funny, 15 years ago Fournette is the type of formidable back that goes number one overall, but today’s league is different and doesn’t reward the traditional workhouse type of runner. Tom Coughlin makes his first stamp on the Jags with an offensive playmaker they’ve been lacking since the MJD era in Jacksonville after breaking the bank on defensive studs in free agency (Bouye, Campbell, Church).
BT: Soloman Thomas, DE – Stanford
I tuned into Stanford games as much as I could because I was a huge Christian McCaffrey fan. Every time I watched, I would always end up saying, “#90 is an absolute stud on Stanford’s defense.” Well, that’s Soloman Thomas. This dude has a motor that cannot be stopped. He may not have Garrett athleticism, but you know what you’re getting each and every play. Thomas is going to be a very good pro.
5. **Trade Alert** Cleveland Browns (From Tennessee)
LTS: Mitchell Trubisky, QB – North Carolina
BT: Mitchell Trubisky, QB – North Carolina
Cleveland comes back up in front of the Jets to get their franchise QB, the first one off the board. Even though Mitch possesses only one year of starts under his belt. He proves he has the mental make-up to handle the NFL and make all the throws. Trubisky benefits from a weak QB class, but the kid looks the part. Only time will tell Cleveland.
6. New York Jets
LTS: O.J. Howard, TE – Alabama
The Jets have struck out on the tight end position four times in the first round through out the last 25 years (Mitchell, Brady, Becht, Keller) That streak ends tonight, landing the stud out of ‘Bama. Think Jimmy Graham on the Saints, but he can actually block too. The freak athlete will be a blessing for a team that hasn’t used the tight end position in years. The juice is loose.
BT: O.J. Howard, TE – Alabama
I know my friend LordTreeSap is going to like this pick. O.J. Howard has all the tools to be a stud all over the field on offense. He can be a traditional TE and block, he can run routes down the seam opening up 1-on-1’s for receivers, and he can split out as a WR as well. Although the Jets don’t have a QB to get him the ball, they are in a desperate need for a playmaker. Howard is their guy.
7. San Diego Chargers
LTS: Jamal Adams, S – LSU
Arguably the best secondary prospect in the draft falls to the Los Angeles Chargers, that sounds weird, at number seven. A true leader in every sense of the word that will have some highlight reel hits on his resume early in his career. Probably better suited in the box than center field, but has the chance to be a stud.
BT: Jonathan Allen, DE – Alabama
Jonathan Allen + Joey Bosa = ?? I’m not sure but it sounds very good. Allen comes from an Alabama defense filled with stud’s, but it all started with him up front. A very consistent player over his career, he’s one of the safer picks in this year’s draft. First year coach Anthony Lynn will know what he’s getting with this pick.
8. Carolina Panthers
LTS: Dalvin Cook, RB – Florida State
My personal favorite running back in the draft. A home-run hitter that is a threat to take it to the house from anywhere on the field. He reminds me of Jamaal Charles in a lot of ways. Cook finished his junior campaign with over 2,000 total yards and 20 touchdowns, eclipsing the century mark on the ground in 9 out of the 13 contests.
BT: Leonard Fournette, RB – LSU
Imagine the Carolina Panthers physical, downhill running game with Cam Newton and Leonard Fournette? I honestly can’t, it’d be scary. I believe Fournette is a perfect fit for this offense. He is a physical freak that can be a true 3-down back. He isn’t a great receiver out of the backfield, but he’s serviceable. He will help absorb some of the beating that Cam has taken over the past couple of years. I love this pick.
9. Cincinnati Bengals
LTS: Jonathan Allen, DT/DE – Alabama
Allen may very well be the best defensive player in this draft when we look back in five years. Notching 10.5 sacks on a loaded Alabama defense, Jonathan went on to take home the nation’s top defender award for his decorated senior season. He should fit in nicely next to Geno Atkins, a dream scenario for Cincy here.
BT: Reuben Foster, LB – Alabama
The Bengals love taking chances on a “controversial” player like this. Burfict and Foster sounds like a pretty good LB tandem to me. Foster plays LB sideline to sideline and has drawn some very high praise from some very knowledgeable football minds. The Bengals need another LB, and Foster is their guy.
10. Buffalo Bills
LTS: Reuben Foster, LB – Alabama
Foster is an absolute beast. The All-American backer should make for a nice pro, but that doesn’t come without some red flags. He tested positive for a diluted sample at the combine and was later sent home for arguing with the medical staff. If he can keep it under control, the Bills have the heart and soul of their defense for the next decade.
BT: Corey Davis, WR – Western Michigan
Davis is one of the “toss-ups” in this draft because of his inability to do any workouts (ankle injury) and the lack of talent he played against in college. However, production speaks for itself. Davis put up insane numbers at Western Michigan and was always head and shoulders the best player on the field. He will be a great addition to play alongside Sammy Watkins. This could be a “boom or bust” pick, but I believe it’s a good one.
11. New Orleans Saints
LTS: Derek Barnett, DE – Tennessee
Tennessee’s all-time sack leader penned a letter on The Players’ Tribune pleading with GMs and owners to let him become the next great member of their franchise.
BT: Haason Reddick, LB – Temple
12. Tennessee Titans
LTS: Corey Davis, WR – Western Michigan
BT: Mike Williams, WR – Clemson
Picking Williams at 5 would be early, but 12 makes much more sense as the Clemson Tiger is going to be a very good NFL receiver. He BEASTED out against the best defense in the country and has unbelievable ball skills. Williams defines “getting the ball at it’s highest point.” He will be a great addition to Marcus Mariota and the Titans offense who made huge strides last season.
13. Arizona Cardinals
LTS: Deshaun Watson, QB – Clemson
BT: Patrick Mahomes, QB – Texas Tech
14. Philadelphia Eagles
LTS: Marlon Humphrey, CB – Alabama
BT: Christian McCaffrey, RB – Stanford
My Philadelphia Eagles. Fans will be fired up to say the least with the draft being in Philly. The NFL is in for an exciting night. Our biggest need is Corner and I know it’s a dire need. However, I think the eagles were targeting Conley here. They will not take him at 14 now due to the rape allegations that just surfaced. Most people think McCaffrey won’t be on the board at this point. Well, I’m praying that he is. He’d be a perfect fit for Pederson’s offense and he’s a “do-it-all” type of player. He reminds me of Shady McCoy in some ways. I love this kid. FLY EAGLES FLY.
15. Indianapolis Colts
LTS: Ryan Ramczyk, OT – Wisconsin
BT: Cam Robinson, OT – Alabama
16. Baltimore Ravens
LTS: Mike Williams, WR – Clemson
BT: Garett Bolles, OT – Utah
17. Washington Redskins
LTS: Haasan Reddick, DE – Temple
BT: Malik Hooker, S – Ohio State
18. Tennessee Titans
LTS: Malik Hooker, S – Ohio State
BT: David Njoku, TE – Miami
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
LTS: Christian McCaffrey, RB – Stanford
BT: Evan Engram, TE – Ole Miss
20. Denver Broncos
LTS: Garett Bolles, OT – Utah
BT: Derek Barnett, DE – Tennessee
21. Detroit Lions
LTS: John Ross, WR – Washington
BT: Charles Harris, DE – Missouri
22. Miami Dolphins
LTS: Charles Harris, DE – Missouri
BT: Forrest Lamp, OG – Western Kentucky
23. New York Giants
LTS: David Njoku, TE – Miami
BT: Jarrad Davis, LB – Florida
DG: The Best OL or DL Available
DG stepping in here to represent Big Blue fans. I’m not good with prospects besides QBs so I’m useless on mock drafts. That being said, if the Giants use all of their picks on offensive and defensive lineman, I’ll be a happy man. This team probably has a 3 year window for success with the team they have so tonight marks Night 1 on the March To The Playoffs
24. Oakland Raiders
LTS: Adoree Jackson, CB – USC
BT: Kevin King, CB – Washington
25. Houston Texans
LTS: Patrick Mahomes, QB – Texas Tech
BT: Deshaun Watson, QB – Clemson
26. Seattle Seahawks
LTS: Cam Robinson, OT – Alabama
BT: Marlon Humphrey, CB – Alabama
27. Kansas City Chiefs
LTS: Takkarist McKinley, LB – UCLA
BT: Zach Cunningham, LB – Vanderbilt
28. Dallas Cowboys
LTS: Jabrill Peppers, S – Michigan
BT: DeMarcus Walker, DE – Florida State
29. Green Bay Packers
LTS: TJ Watt, DE – Wisconsin
BT: Dalvin Cook, RB – Florida State
30. Pittsburgh Steelers
LTS: Jordan Willis, DE – Kansas State
BT: Takkarist McKinley, OLB – UCLA
31. Atlanta Falcons
LTS: Taco Charlton, DE – Michigan
BT: John Ross, WR – Washington
32. New Orleans Saints
LTS: Ju-Ju Smith-Schuster, WR – USC
BT: Adoree Jackson, CB – USC