We have worked our way through the first 20 of your picks in the RotB Mock Draft.
Here is what I think of each pick.
- Cleveland Browns - Sam Darnold, QB, USC: No brainer, although someone with cajones would take Lamar “QB1” Jackson.
- New York Giants - Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA: This is the right pick, in my opinion. Makes sense, can handle the spotlight, will embrace the challenge to takeover for Eli in a year or two.
- New York Jets - Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma: This is where things get interesting. Not saying this is wrong, but again, I am taking Lamar, but I agree on not taking the other guy.
- Cleveland Browns - Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State: I would have taken Bradley Chubb and laughed all the way to the bank. Is Barkley fantastic? Yes, but look at the Cardinals in 2016. A historic year from David Johnson and... 7-8-1. You need too many other important positions. Chubb gives you a potentially dominant defense.
- Denver Broncos - Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming: Should have been Nelson.
- Indianapolis Colts - Bradley Chubb, DE, North Carolina St: Homerun here.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame: Back-to-back for the fans.
- Chicago Bears - Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech: This is a great pick, can’t go wrong with any of the next three guys.
- San Francisco 49ers - Harold Landry, DE, Boston College: This is the guy I didn’t want the 49ers to get. Landry is going to be a pass rushing dynamo.
- Oakland Raiders - Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia: Another great pick.
- Miami Dolphins - Vita Vea, DT, Washington: Is Vea a good player. Yes. Is a player who doesn’t play 50% of snaps and doesn’t offer much in terms of pass rush a top 11 player? No.
- Buffalo Bills - Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville: Bills get the best player in the draft.
- Washington Redskins - Minkah Fitzpatrick, S, Alabama: I like Fitzpatrick, but we saw last year the NFL values players like Derwin James more than true safeties. However, if you think Minkah can play cornerback at a high level, this is a great pick.
- Green Bay Packers - Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State: Best corner in the draft. Packers have really nailed this offseason.
- Arizona Cardinals - Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State: The worst pick of this mock. My comp for Rudolph is and has been Mike Glennon. I'll say this though, if the Cardinals like Rudolph, then they need to be convincted enough to pull the trigger like you were.
- Baltimore Ravens - Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama: I've long said I don't like taking wide receivers in the first round. Ridley is a good player, I'm just not convinced there wasn't a better option here
- Los Angeles Chargers - Derwin James, S, Florida State: Here's the better player. James is one of five truly elite defensive players in this draft to me, getting him at 17 is the best value in the draft.
- Seattle Seahawks - Isaiah Wynn, OL, Georgia: Another great pick. The Seahawks get a boost along the offensive line with a player who can play anywhere.
- Dallas Cowboys - D.J. Moore, WR, Maryland: The fans picked this on Thursday and Dez Bryant was released on Friday. Very well done, even if I don't like WR's this early, this is a very good fit.
- Detroit Lions - Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA: This is where the draft can really go any possible way. Davenport is the right pick if you see him emerging as a legitimate pass rusher. That's phenomenal value.
I'd say after 20 picks, based on the day of the picks, James falling is the only really big error in this mock, outside of Rudolph. I also think if we had done this 11 days later, the San Francisco 49ers likely take Roquan Smith, with the news on Reuben Foster.
Great work thus far.