Mock Drafts are more for fun and conversation than anything else and we hope you’ll have a blast with ours. But please keep in mind they will continue to change several more times between now and the draft. It is also worth noting that it is impossible to predict trades, which radically alter everything that happens in all the subsequent picks once a trade is made, but we will occasionally suggest one in spots where they just make too much sense.
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Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo
Biggest need here is QB but none good enough to take. Mack safer than Clowney, don’t be surprised if this is Greg Robinson instead.
Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
Not their greatest need, but a need and Robinson is just too good to pass if they fail to trade down, which they will try to do.
Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
No way Gus Bradley passes this kind of talent on “D!”
Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
Ray Farmer is the new sheriff in town and knows this is too high for Bortles, but he can’t let Oakland have a shot at him.
Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
Rough offseason for Reggie McKenzie feels a lot better when surest pick in the draft falls to him at five.
Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
Matthews or Taylor Lewan, it’s a matter of taste.
Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
Lovie anguishes over Anthony Barr and C.J. Mosley, but knows Lewan is a much better fit.
C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama
The perfect centerpiece for Mike Zimmer’s new “D.”
Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
The perfect playmate for E.J. Manuel.
Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State
A luxury Lions may not be able to afford, but how do you defend Megaton and Benjamin?
Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
A huge need for the Titans and Gilbert may also be the best player on the board at this point.
Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State
First big reach of the first round but the Giants need a running mate for Victor Cruz with some size, and Adams has intriguing ceiling.
13. Cowboys (projected trade with Rams)
Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh
Jerry Jones can’t help himself, convinced the Bears will take Donald, and the Rams are happy to add high picks for moving back three spots.
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, FS, Alabama
This appears to be a marriage made in heaven.
Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA
Steelers can’t believe he’s still on the board.
16. Rams (projected trade with Cowboys)
Calvin Pryor, SS, Louisville
Jeff Fisher knows what to do with top DB talent.
Zack Martin, OG, Notre Dame
This is about where he ranks on the board and he fills Ravens biggest need.
Marqise Lee, WR, USC
A nice complement to free agent Eric Decker gives Rex Ryan a 1-2 punch he’s never had at wideout.
Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State
Knowshon Moreno is a nice pick up but this kid can be a franchise back.
Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State
Everyone wants secondary help, especially the Cards, and Dennard is the best DB on the board.
Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
The Packers get lucky as Ebron is a top 10 talent but very few shoppers for tight ends this year.
DeMarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State
Chip Kelly will find DeSean Jackson’s replacement in the second round, as Lawrence will wreak havoc in the pass rush.
Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU
We saw what Dwayne Bowe can do in Wild Card game at Indy, what if Chiefs had a threat across from him.
Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State
Bengals don’t mind taking character risks, they need help at corner and Roby has a very high ceiling if he keeps his nose clean.
Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame
Nix is too promising to pass here for a Charger team that needs help on the nose.
Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi State
Now you have to protect Bortles and Jackson is the best O-lineman on the board.
Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame
Tuitt is an absolute steal at 27, should be a top-15 pick and he’ll look great at the five-technique in Rob Ryan’s scheme.
Brandin Cooks, WR, Oklahoma State
Nobody’s as tough but he’ll remind some of a young Steve Smith.
Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota
He’s just too good a football player to still be on the board and has the D-line versatility Belichick loves.
Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State
Niners try to trade up for Barr but can’t and somehow Shazier falls to them.
Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
This is a nice fit for Broncos in this spot, but Fuller will be challenged with Talib on the other side.
Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss
What if Percy Harvin and Sidney Rice who spend as much time on IR as they do on the field land there again?