We have no idea where this season will end up, so I’m purely predicting my top 10 picks.
1. Arizona Cardinals- Ed Oliver DT Houston
Its hard to believe Arizona will pass on such a stacked defensive line class, but dont be shocked to see them trade down and get an O-lineman.
2. San Francisco 49ers- Nick Bosa DE Ohio St
Nick Bosa has a tremendous skill set, and he was off to a great start in 2018 before injuring his knee. He should still be a top-five pick.
3. Oakland Raiders- Rashan Gary DE Michigan
Well you trade Khalil Mack so you need to replace him, they will likely go with even more defense with there other first round pick. They desperately need pass rushers so getting 2 in the first round should help.
4. Buffalo Bills- Johan Williams OT Alabama
Williams has been the most consistent tackle in the country so far this year. Buffalo drafted a quarterback, now they need to protect him, even if the Bills fall out of the top 4 they can still get a solid lineman. Most of the other teams drafting around them need defense.
5. Atlanta Falcons- Clelin Ferrell DE Clemson
Atlanta needed to address their defense during last years draft but found wideout Calvin Ridley too good to pass up. Now its more evident than ever that they need help on D, this draft is stacked with ends, but Ferrell is the best one available at 5.
6. Indianapolis Colts- Derrick Brown DT Auburn
Colts need to go after the best player available, if there was a wideout or running back this high, I really think they would take a shot at them. Building the D is also smart and Brown is a monster. He projects just as high as Oliver, its really 1A and 1B…actually and 1C with Jeffery Simmons, out of Miss St. Big time tackles can make instant change to any defense so the Colts wouldn’t be wrong with this pick.
7. New York Giants- Drew Lock QB Mizzou
Finally a QB drafted, but will it be Lock? This spot is reserved for who ever comes out big in the combine. Right now it looks like Lock, but Justin Herbert out of Oregon is also a hot prospect right now. Times up for Eli and a new QB with all of the Giants weapons would be huge. Having star targets helps ease the transition to the NFL and if the Giants took the approach of the Chiefs and Mahomes, they could find themselves in a similar position sooner rather than later.
8. Dallas Cowboys- A.J. Brown WR Ole Miss
Dallas really needs this…and a tight end and welll a lot of stuff. Getting a play maker would be huge for the Cowboys, but they may go best available. There will certainly be stud defensive players available, but Brown’s not half bad.
9. Seattle Seahawks- Deionte Thompson S Alabama
Earl Thomas has likely played his final down in Seattle, and Kam Chancellor retired last off-season, so the Seahawks have to find some new members for Legion of Boom 2.0.
He has a great blend of size (6-2, 196), speed and athleticism. He’s been very productive replacing Minkah Fitzpatrick. After getting lit up by the Rams in week 5, it should be proof the Seahawks need secondary help.
10. New York Jets- Montez Sweat DE Mississippi St.
The Jets need an edge rusher and Montez is a stud. He could put on some more weight, but that’s what NFL teams do, they bulk players up. There’s still big time players available, but Sweat fits exactly what the Jets need. The offense looks solid right now, so this will be a defense pick no matter what.