1. Houston Texans
I have gone back and forth here. I am thinking the Texans feel they can get a quality QB in the 2nd and are starting to think other than Bortles the rest are all the same. I think they go Clowney…I think.
2. St. Louis Rams (from Washington)
Surprise! I know many are thinking they will go Robinson here, but I think they look at the division they are in and go defense. This will shake the draft to its core.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville needs a QB and with the best one on still on the board they are happy and shocked. They have such a need at this position they feel they have lucked out.
4. Cleveland Browns
QB, Fresno St.
Another surprise, well kind of. There have been some reports saying some teams think Carr is a top 10 player, if that is the case then the Browns can’t wait until later in the first to pick him up.
5. Oakland Raiders
I almost went Watkins here. I could see the desire to pick up what many think is the best playmaker in the draft, I just think they aren’t as high on Manziel as many would think.
6. Atlanta Falcons
OT, Texas A&M
This is almost a perfect fit. I do think they will look to move up to get Mack, but at the end of the day they will bolster their OL and be happy.
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
QB, Texas A&M
The Buccs are in dire need of a QB. I think with how much Lovie seems to like Manziel as of late if he is there he will be the pick.
8. Minnesota Vikings
I think they may try to trade up, they could also take Watkins here. But the need they have at QB takes over and they feel they can fill the WR position later in the draft.
9. Buffalo Bills
The Bills have such a need on offense that when Watkins drops this far they almost pass out and forget to turn the card in. This is a great fit for everyone involved.
10. Detroit Lions
CB, Mich St.
I so want to go with Barr here, but something tells me that with all the nice things they are saying about their CBs is actually a smokescreen. No-fly stays in Michigan.
11. Tennessee Titans
CB, OK St
With Dennard gone, the Titans get one of the best players in the draft with Gilbert. This helps them immediately.
12. New York Giants
I keep coming to this, and while I keep giving Donald to the Giants who needs someone like him, it hurts as a Cowboys fan. But this pick makes sense on every level.
13. St. Louis Rams
WR, Texas A&M
Since they went defense with the first pick I could see them going offense with the second. This makes sense on a ton of levels and gives a weapon to a team that is better than many realize.
14. Chicago Bears
They have such a need at safety it hurts. While I know they need D-Line as well I think they will take the best safety in the draft and smile.
15. Pittsburgh Steelers
I want to go WR here for a ton of different reasons, but the Steelers need CBs badly. Roby has been mentioned as better than his current stock and I think will move up to 15 before it is all said and done.
16. Dallas Cowboys
I think the Cowboys might move up to get Barr, if they think someone will grab him in the 12-14 area, provided he drops. He will be moved to DE and do just fine.
17. Baltimore Ravens
What can I say the Ravens need to protect Flacco and with Lewan on the board that is exactly what they do. I just can’t see anything else if he is there.
18. New York Jets
I almost went Cooks here, but I think with Ebron on the board they improve one of the worst TE rosters in the league and get a playmaker in the process.
19. Miami Dolphins
OT/G, Notre Dame
If only they could keep Tannehill upright, open a running lane, and wait…now they can. Martin might be the most sure pick I have made thus far.
20. Arizona Cardinals
I could see a few options here, but this is the best fit at this point. I know they need defense and Ealy is there to give them some relief.
21. Green Bay Packers
S, Northern Ill
There is such a gap in the Packers secondary they almost have to go safety in the first round. I would think Ward fills the hole nicely.
22. Philadelphia Eagles
I would say take your pick between Beckham, Lee, and Cooks here, but the speed of Beckham reminds the Eagles of what they lost.
23. Kansas City Chiefs
WR, Oregon St.
I think the Chiefs need more weapons on offense. They can not keep asking Charles to do everything. Cooks gives them a weapon and helps them against Denver.
24. Cincinnati Bengals
I have no idea what to do with the Bengals. Shazier is from Ohio and fills a hole at OLB. I know they need some other things, but this is just a good idea. Someone give me the number to the Bengals.
25. San Diego Chargers
NT, Notre Dame
I so want to go WR or CB here. Nix dropped into the Chargers lap and they take him without thinking twice. This is a strange pick any way you look at it.
26. Cleveland Browns (from Indianapolis)
The Browns have the ability to wait for one of the WRs to fall to them with their second pick. They have a pretty good defense and after getting Carr they get him someone to throw to.
27. New Orleans Saints
They need someone to chase after Newton and a leader on this defense. Mosley fits two needs in one person. I am not sure they won’t go DL, but Mosley is too important to pass up.
28. Carolina Panthers
They lost their tackle this offseason and with all of the top WRs off the board they fill this need with Moses. I know everyone will ask about Cyrus, I just think he will fall out of the first.
29. New England Patriots
They have a need at Guard and he fills the need. While many think Amaro here, I just think they bolster the line and get a TE later in the draft.
30. San Francisco 49ers
Age is starting to be a factor on their line and Jernigan fills the need nicely. I think a WR is possible if one of the top ones drop, but after that they will go youth on defense.
31. Denver Broncos
CB, Virginia Tech
The Broncos need help on the O Line as well, but Fuller might be the bigger need. They are looking to improve their defense and can fill guard in the second.
32. Seattle Seahawks
Cyrus almost fell out of the first round, but the Seahawks surprise me and take him filling a need at tackle. I really thought he would be a second round pick. Thanks Seahawks!
Now for the rest of the Dallas Cowboys picks:
Round 2 – Jackson Jeffcoat DE, Texas – The Cowboys have went from a mess on defense to a much better unit. This pick has history, talent, and need all rolled into one.
Round 3 – Cyril Richardson G, Baylor - This has been my 3rd round for a while now and I just think I will stick with it. It fills a need and Baylor could start from day 1.
Round 4 – Tom Savage QB, Pitt - I am thinking they could start grooming a QB behind Romo. Savage has all the makings of an NFL QB if he can keep his head on the prize
Round 5 – J.C. Copeland FB, LSU - I know where is the safety, remember the Cowboys think they are okay there. Copeland is a beast and will help this team in blocking. They could convert him to an H-back.
Round 7 (all 6 picks):
Marqueston Huff, FS, Wyoming - This kid turned heads at the senior bowl and is a converted CB who can cover WRs. I think in the 7th he is worth the pick.
Cornelius Lucas, OT, K. St. - Huge kid who had some injury issues, if he is healthy this will look like a smart pick in the 7th.
L’Damian Washington, WR, Mizzou - This kid is so unpolished, but can be very explosive. I think with the right training he could be a huge asset.
Denicos Allen, OLB, Mich St. - I think his size will scare some teams, he plays bigger than he actually is and if he is still around in the 7th I would say pick him up.
Jay Bromley, DT, Syracuse - Bromley has the ability to be a rotational player on the line and would be a stash for a year or 2.
Chaz Sutton, DE, South Carolina – Anyone remember who played opposite of Clowney? Sutton is the answer. I would say take him and see if he can make some plays. He has to know something playing with Clowney right?
So there it is. My latest mock draft, I am sure it will change again. What do you all think?