Gavin’s Mock NFL draft

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Gavin’s Mock NFL draft

This guy is dreaming of  his name being called at the NFL Draft.

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Gavin’s Mock NFL Draft

Cincinnati Bengals – Joe Burrow, LSU QB
To me, it seems like a no-brainer to take a quarterback here. If we lived in an injury free world, this would be a conversation of Tua Tagovailoa versus Joe Burrow. Well, Tua got injured toward the end of the 2019 season and no one is sure of the recovery process for this specific injury. Joe Burrow on the other hand just completed one of the most dominant seasons college football has ever seen. He won the Heisman Trophy with over 90 percent of the first place votes (most since 2006 Troy Smith) and capped it off with a National Championship at LSU.
Washington Redskins – Chase Young, Ohio State DE
Chase Young just capped off the best statistical season in the long history of Ohio State football. He was dominant game in and game out. He was held on nearly every play in the final four games of the season, and got wrongly suspended for two games. He was widely considered the best player in college football all year and nothing has changed since. If the league wasn’t so quarterback oriented, Chase Young would undoubtedly be the first pick of the draft. Washington is no stranger to taking the Buckeyes in the first round as they took the promising Dwayne Haskins last year at pick 15.
Detroit Lions – Jeff Okudah, Ohio State CB
The Lions need help basically everywhere. The secondary is probably the biggest area of concern for the Motor City squad. Jeff Okudah is surely the best corner in this draft. Okudah was a five-star recruit out of high school, and was a star at OSU for the majority of his three seasons there. OSU has a track record for producing stellar defensive backs and Okudah seems to be the next one pumped out of the factory.
New York Giants – Isaiah Simmons, Clemson LB
Simmons is extremely versatile and can play all over the defense. He will come into the league equipped with the ability to rush from the edge, play true linebacker, cover any TE in coverage and much more. The Giants believe they have a good young core of offensive players with Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones. Now it’s time to bulk up that defense. A Swiss army knife of a player like Simmons should serve them well.
Miami Dolphins – Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama QB
As I previously mentioned, Tua could very easily be the first pick of the draft if there weren’t any injury concerns. Even with the concern of his hip, I expect The Dolphins to jump at the opportunity of drafting a potential franchise changing, culture changing quarterback at the fifth pick.
Los Angeles Chargers – Justin Herbert, Oregon QB
The Chargers are fully anticipating walking into the 2020 season without Phillip Rivers. Herbert seems to be the ideal replacement with the sixth pick. Herbert has had talk about being an NFL quarterback since high school and still decided to stay four years at Oregon. He has the right amount of size, strength, mobility, and awareness to be a good NFL quarterback. I can’t imagine The Chargers choosing anyone other than Herbert.
Carolina Panthers – Derrick Brown, Auburn, DT
Derrick Brown offers the right amount of strength and explosiveness to have a great professional career. When I watched Auburn, he stole all my attention with his ability that was nowhere else to be found among his teammates. The panthers seriously need help on the defensive side of the ball, especially with the shocker of a retirement coming from Luke Kuechly this off season.
Arizona Cardinals – Mekhi Becton, Louisville OT
The Cardinals had a solid season being led by a rookie quarterback and a rookie head coach. The biggest question going into the season was the offensive line and the question was never answered. I’m sure they’ll be addressing their subpar offensive line and that starts with getting a 6’ 9” monster to protect Kyler Murray.
Jacksonville Jaguars – Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina, DT
The Jags need serious help on the defense and taking the best player available on that side of the ball makes the most sense. Kinlaw is freakishly athletic and can fill huge holes on the struggling Jags defense.
Cleveland Browns – Jedrick Wills – Alabama, OT
The Browns 2019 was pedestrian to say the least. With arguably the most talented roster in the league, they made nothing of it. Baker Mayfield isn’t someone you can give up on after a bad sophomore campaign so The Browns should do everything in their power to boost him up. The O-Line needs help and Wills is looking to provide it.