1. Cincinnati Bengals – Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
The Bengals take the Ohio kid who had one of the best seasons by a QB in college football history. HC Zac Taylor gets his guy to unleash the potential of his offense.

2. Washington Redskins – Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State
Washington gets the best player in the draft. They now have their franchise cornerstones on both sides of the football.

3. Detroit Lions – Jeffrey Okudah, CB, Ohio State
After trading away Darius Slay, the Lions take a blue-chip CB prospect with outstanding technique and high-character.

4. New York Giants – Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson
GM Dave Gettleman contemplates going OT here, but ultimately gives DC Patrick Graham a do-it-all star in Simmons to bolster their defense.

5. Miami Dolphins – Tu’a Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
With three picks in the 1st round, GM Chris Grier and HC Brian Flores need to hit it out of the park. What better way to start than to pick the most accurate passer to enter the draft in recent memory?

6. Los Angeles Chargers – Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
The Philip Rivers era has come to an end. HC Anthony Lynn has been coveting an athletic, mobile QB to take the reigns of the offense. Herbert fits that mold nicely, in addition to his strong arm and durable frame.

7. Carolina Panthers – Javon Kinlaw, DL, South Carolina
Carolina needs defensive line help badly (they only signed our beloved Zach Kerr during FA). Instead of taking Derrick Brown, they opt for the South Carolina native Kinlaw. Kinlaw is the perfect pick to start off HC Matt Rhule’s regime, with his exceptional character and top-end explosiveness.

8. Arizona Cardinals – Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
After re-signing D.J. Humphries at LT, Arizona adds a RT in Wirfs to give Kyler Murray more protection up-front. Wirfs has wowed with his athleticism and could develop into one of the best OTs in the NFL.

9. Jacksonville Jaguars – Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
As another potential landing spot for Derrick Brown, GM Dave Caldwell opts instead for my OT1—Andrew Thomas. QB Gardner Minshew (regarded as somewhat of a mythical figure here in the ‘Ville) takes over as the starter for 2020 and needs better protection on the edge.

10. Cleveland Browns – Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville
New HC Kevin Stefanski is known to use a wide zone scheme which requires athletic offensive linemen with nimble feet. Cleveland finds themselves in prime position to take a mammoth tackle in Becton, who blew folks away at the Combine with his freakish athleticism.

11. New York Jets – Jedrick Wills Jr., OT, Alabama
What a run on OTs. GM Joe Douglas rubs his hands together Birdman-style as Wills Jr., arguably the best offensive tackle in the draft, falls in his lap at #11. Sam Darnold may see fewer ghosts going forward.

12. Las Vegas Raiders – CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
With a free choice of any of the top receivers, HC Jon Gruden and GM Mike Mayock surprise some by picking Lamb. The OU star can be a true WR1 for Las Vegas and is a match made in heaven for Gruden with his love for the game.

13. San Francisco 49ers – Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
HC Kyle Shanahan covets a high-IQ route runner with reliable hands and separation skills. Jeudy has mind-blowing quickness and feet that will make him a Pro Bowl target for Jimmy Garoppolo right away.

14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Josh Jones, OT, Houston
After adding Tom Brady, Tampa Bay will be desperate to surround him with the tools necessary to win now. Jones is somewhat of a reach at #14, but the hope is that he can develop into a viable starting RT (or LT—kicking Donovan Smith over to the right).

15. Denver Broncos – Derrick Brown, DL, Auburn
Brown’s draft day slide ends here. HC Vic Fangio is gifted a wonderful toy from John Elway to use however he wants on his defensive line. Brown is a versatile interior defender who can play either the “Akiem Hicks” or “Eddie Goldman” role in Fangio’s D. Denver gets an extremely-consistent player who can generate pressure and defend the run from the inside. This pick is made with the future in mind as Shelby Harris returns on a one-year deal and another solid run defender is needed aside from Mike Purcell.




16. Atlanta Falcons – C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida
Atlanta finds themselves in need of a corner after cutting Desmond Trufant. Fortunately for ATL, the best man coverage CB is left on the board in Henderson. HC Dan Quinn gets the most athletic defensive back in the draft to upgrade their secondary.