• Shane Palma

Shane Palma NFL Mock Draft 1.0


(Photo Credit: Gregory Shamus)


I will start this off by saying, I am by no means an NFL Draft expert or NFL Draft analyst.


Having watched a good amount of college football last season, I am familiar with most of the names that are currently projected to be first round picks, however there are quite a few players (mainly on defense) where I am absolutely clueless.


With that being said, the following is my one and only attempt at a mock draft. I spent hours yesterday trying to figure out the exact order of Justin Fields, Trey Lance and Mac Jones, but I was still left scratching my head.


Did the 49ers really trade up just to take Mac Jones? Would the Falcons pass on the chance to grab Justin Fields? How desperate are the Patriots for a starting quarterback?


While my answers are surely not the correct ones, I do my best to address all of these scenarios in the mock draft below!


Things to note before we get underway:


- I believe that we will see FIVE trades in the first round involving the Dolphins-Broncos, Chargers-Panthers, Giants-Patriots, Ravens-Football Team, and Jets-Packers.


- This is NOT a representation of what I think SHOULD happen, but rather what I think WILL happen.


- If this mock draft is 100% accurate, (which it won't be) these players are the biggest winners for fantasy: Lamar Jackson, Matt Ryan, Joe Burrow, Ja'Marr Chase, Austin Ekeler, Justin Herbert


- And the biggest losers for fantasy: Tyler Boyd, Hayden Hurst, Will Fuller, Curtis Samuel, Courtland Sutton, Ryan Tannehill


LET'S GET STARTED


  1. Jacksonville Jaguars - Trevor Lawrence (QB)

  2. New York Jets - Zach Wilson (QB)

  3. San Francisco 49ers (from Miami Dolphins) - Mac Jones (QB)

  4. Atlanta Falcons - Kyle Pitts (TE)

  5. Cincinnati Bengals - Ja’Marr Chase (WR)

  6. Denver Broncos (from Miami Dolphins) - Trey Lance (QB)

  7. Detroit Lions - Jaylen Waddle (WR)

  8. Los Angeles Chargers (from Carolina Panthers) - Penei Sewell (OT)

  9. Miami Dolphins (from Denver Broncos) - Devonta Smith (WR)

  10. Dallas Cowboys - Patrick Surtain II (CB)

  11. New England Patriots (from New York Giants) - Justin Fields (QB)

  12. Philadelphia Eagles (from Miami Dolphins) - Christian Darrisaw (OT)

  13. Carolina Panthers (from Los Angeles Chargers) - Rashawn Slater (OT)

  14. Minnesota Vikings - Micah Parsons (LB)

  15. New York Giants (New England Patriots) - Jaycee Horn (CB)

  16. Arizona Cardinals - Alijah Vera-Tucker (OG)

  17. Las Vegas Raiders - Christian Barmore (DT)

  18. Miami Dolphins - Azeez Ojulari (EDGE)

  19. Baltimore Ravens (from Washington Football Team) - Rashod Bateman (WR)

  20. Chicago Bears - Caleb Farley (CB)

  21. Indianapolis Colts - Greg Newsome II (CB)

  22. Tennessee Titans - Samuel Cosmi (OT)

  23. New York Jets (from Seattle Seahawks) - Kwity Paye (EDGE)

  24. Pittsburgh Steelers - Travis Etienne (RB)

  25. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Los Angeles Rams) - Terrace Marshall Jr. (WR)

  26. Cleveland Browns - Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (LB)

  27. Washington Football Team (from Baltimore Ravens) - Kadarius Toney (WR)

  28. New Orleans Saints - Joseph Ossai (EDGE)

  29. New York Jets (from Green Bay Packers) - Najee Harris (RB)

  30. Buffalo Bills - Jayson Oweh (EDGE)

  31. Baltimore Ravens (from Kansas City Chiefs) - Teven Jenkins (OT)

  32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Gregory Rousseau (EDGE)







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