The final mock drafts have been put out by all of the media, and this scrambled puzzle just got more mixed up, as teams are putting out feelers that are throwing this thing a loop.
The Detroit Lions and New York Giants look to be one of the teams or both that will turn this draft upside down and harder to predict.
The question as to the next best quarterback after Joe Burrow may control the third pick should the Lions get a good trade offer.
Alabama’s talented Tua Tagovailoa could be the piece that controls the direction of this draft early. There is also a good chance he is the one Aaron Rodgers like pick sitting in his home green room sliding because of health concerns.
As for the Arizona Cardinals at 8, it looks like they will stand pat in the first round but Steve Keim has made it clear he is willing to do anything in this draft including moving up.
Regardless to what happens the Cardinals should come out of the first round with their best first round draft choice since Patrick Peterson.
Here is the final KSRN mock draft according to the happenings the last few days leading unto the draft.
Number One: Joe Burrow QB LSU, This pick is unanimous on the boards around all of America, Joe Burrow knows he will be a Bengal and set for the challenge of getting this team back to winning and not only that but getting over the hump in the playoffs is the goal.
Number Two: Chase Young DE Ohio St, : I don’t see anyone getting cute here, the number one prospect in the draft happens to be going number two because of the quarterback starved team ahead of him.
Teams have called trying to get to the pick but looks like the Redskins will not roll the dice and take a chance on missing out on the next Lawrence Taylor.
Number Three: (?) Tua Tagovailoa QB Alabama, : I don’t know who the team will be that makes the trade to get this pick but the choice will be for the next best signal caller. Passing on this kid because of health concerns is understandable but a very high risk, as he will be special and his situation will be better than his counter part therefore his success rate will project better than Burrow. Team could be Jaguars, Chargers or even something surprising like the Patriots move into that spot.
Number Four: Giants; Tristan Wirfs T Iowa; The hype at the combine for Wirfs where he put on a showcase that was very eye catching, will put him ahead of all the lineman in this draft. With no pro days to back it up the hype will remain and this is a freak like guy that can’t be passed on. The Giants really need an offensive tackle after losing two key guys to free agency, and it also getting the best player at their position so its not a reach.
Number Five: Dolphins; Andrew Thomas Georgia: The word is that the Dolphins were not as high on Tua as was made out to be, and could even pass up on a quarterback all together. This would be a typical Miami move, and a move that would keep them chasing the Patriots even without Brady. Another tanking year is at hand as it looks like the go O-line for the next year prospect.
Number Six: Chargers; Justin Herbbert Oregon: This pick may be the next lock in the draft. Herbbert is a very big question mark as to his game translating to the next level, although he looks the part he seems to fade away in bigger games. The Chargers look to replace Phillip Rivers and could be getting a carbon copy in Herbbert. The only question is how long will he sit behind Tyrod Taylor.
Number Seven: Panthers; Derrick Brown Auburn: The panthers appear to be set to take the teams perfect fit, and building that defense back up is the start to getting them back to winning.
Number Eight: Cardinals; Isaiah Simmons Clemson: This hybrid will fall right into the Cards hands after it look like there was no way he would be anywhere close to the eight pick in the draft. His dropping may be because of his strengths and that’s to be used all over the field and teams are reluctant because they don’t really know his strongest attribute. Team like the Cardinals need a run around hybrid and it fits their MO. Thats what they tried to do with number one pick 2017 Hassan Reddick. Simmons is long and fast and will be a perfect fit for the Cardinals. The only issue is how much better the division leading 49ers will get when it looks like they will take one of the best wideouts, so Simmons will be needed in that case to try and keep up with their rivals in the west.
Number Nine: Lions (trade from Jags) Jeff Okudah Ohio St: The lions after trading out from 3 to 9 gained more capitol and will get the best corner on the board. The way the board shapes out to this point Okudah has dropped in the draft. This could be because offensive lineman are more critical to team success than cornerback, as teams need to protect the asset behind the center. Matt Praticia will deal to get more picks, he is a somewhat wannabe copy of his former boss in New England.
Number Ten: Browns : Jedrick Wills T Alabama; Baker mayfield really needs this in the worst way, if Wills is not there look for the Browns to go Tackle either way. This is the best fit for a team that relies on its QB a lot and his protection is critical going forward. Baker has to take the next step into elite stats or else feel the wrath of being the next number one pick to bomb out.
11. NY Jets: Ceedee Lamb WR Oklahoma
12. Las Vegas: Henry Ruggs WR Alabama
13. San Francisco f/IND: CJ Henderson CB Florida
14. Tampa Bay: Mekhi Becton T Louisville
15. Denver: Jerry Jeudy WR Alabama
16. Atlanta : Javon Kinlaw IDL S. Carolina
17. Dallas : K’Lavon Chaisson Edge LSU
18. Miami f/PIT: Xavier McKinney S Alabama
19. Las Vegas f/CHI: AJ Terrell CB Clemson
20. Jacksonville f/LAR: Grant Delpit S LSU
21. Philadelphia : Justin Jeffereson WR LSU
22. Minnesota f/BUF: Kristian Fulton, CB LSU
23. New England: AJ Epenesa, Edge Iowa
24. New Orleans: Patrick Queen, LB LSU
25. Minnesota: Jalen Reagor, WR TCU
26. Miami f/HOU: Jordan Love, QB Utah St
27. Seattle: Yetur Gross-Matos, Edge Penn St
28. Baltimore:Kenneth Murray, LB Oklahoma
29. Tennessee: Zack Baun, Edge Wisconsin
30. Green Bay: Laviska Shenault, WR Colorado
31. San Francisco:Cesar Ruiz, IOL Michigan
32. Kansas City: D’andre Swift RB, Georgia