Final NFL Mock Draft

Here it is. After much thought and a fair amount of “googling” players and team needs, I’ve settled on the final 2018 mock that I can live with — until, of course, Mike Mayock’s comes out Wednesday night and I want to revisit mine and make changes.

1.  Browns

The signals at one are so mixed. I’m convinced who the the pick SHOULD be here (a certain QB from Southern California). But we’re running the gamut between three QBs — at least that’s what the Browns are letting everyone think. I’ve talked before about the type of quarterback John Dorsey seems to covet, but that may not ring true this year with this crop of QBs. In short, I’m as confused as everyone else.

The PICK: Sam Darnold, USC QB


2. **TRADE** Broncos (from Giants)

Report after report say how comfortable Dave Gettleman is with Eli under center for a couple more years. I don’t think they want to trade down to 12 with Buffalo, but taking Denver’s 5 (plus picks) keeps the G-Men in a spot to still get a great player. And John Elway can’t help himself. He needs a QB. Period.

The PICK: Josh Allen, Wyoming, QB


3. Jets

I’ve been clear that I don’t like the Jets moving up to only 3. If you want your guy, go all the way and make certain you’ll get him. Now, in reality, the Jets are forced to accept the leftovers from whoever didn’t go 1 and 2.

The PICK: Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, QB


4. Browns

This pick will be so highly-coveted that if the Browns want to deal it, they could get a king’s ransom in return. For me, how many more picks do the Browns really need? At some point you have to actually take players with these picks. With Chubb and Barkley sitting here, I think Cleveland needs to grab one.

The PICK: Bradley Chubb, NC State, DE


5. **TRADE** Giants (from Broncos)

Giants get a guy that many feel they would take at two.

The PICK: Saquon Barkley, Penn State, RB


6. **TRADE** Bills (from Colts)

I think Indianapolis GM Chris Ballard would love to trade this pick to acquire more draft capital. And the Bills have waited this whole offseason to make this move and make this pick.

The PICK: Josh Rosen, UCLA, QB


7. Buccaneers

Tampa Bay would love to get Barkley and add that type of weapon to Jameis Winston’s disposal. They could be a team willing to move up a spot or two. But right now, I’ve got them staying and upgrading their pass defense.

The PICK: Denzel Ward, Ohio St., CB


8. Bears

This pick is a match made in heaven. Have to keep protecting your quarterback

The PICK: Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame, G


9. 49ers

San Francisco is in the position of really taking the best player on their board. They can use help and add depth at almost any spot on their roster. A versatile linebacker or a cornerback might be where they look.

The PICK: Roquan Smith, Georgia, LB


10. Raiders

Everything the 49ers are looking for at 9 could be said here for the Raiders at 10. Defensive backs will be in the conversation for both Bay Area teams. So could linebackers and pass rushers and big giant run stuffers.

The PICK: Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech, LB


11. Dolphins

Ndamakong Suh’s departure leaves a hole in the middle of that D-line. There are some monsters in this draft who can can fill it. But Miami needs help all over the defensive side.

The PICK: Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama, S


12. **TRADE** Colts (from Bills)

The Colts need help everywhere. Best available choice won’t be a bad one.

The PICK: Derwin James, Florida St., S


13. Redskins

By all accounts (including current Redskins players), the team shipped its best corner to KC as part of the Alex Smith trade. Washington should be able to find a replacement here. But Dan Snyder has a way of surprising us.

The PICK: Vita Vea, Washington, DT


14. Packers

Green Bay wanted Chicago’s Kyle Fuller so badly they signed him to an offer sheet, which the Bears matched. Hard to see the Pack not going CB in the first round. The opportunity to move up might be enticing if there’s a guy there they like that slips.

The PICK: Jaire Alexander, Louisville, CB


15. Cardinals

Arizona will exhaust all options as they try to trade up for a QB. If they stay at 15, will they take one here?

The PICK: Lamar Jackson, Louisville, QB


16. Ravens

At some point you need to start spending early round draft picks on offense. In the last three drafts in the first three rounds, Ozzie Newsome has drafted 14 players — 11 of whom played defense. Get Joe Flacco some youth at the playmaking positions — or go get Flacco’s replacement.

The PICK: Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame, OT


17. Chargers

Linebacker is a critically important position in Gus Bradley’s defense. The team is also in need of some behemoths up front to stuff the run.

The PICK: Da’Ron Payne, Alabama, DT


18. **TRADE** Titans (from Seahawks)

With so few picks, Seattle would love to trade down here. Maybe Titans want to come up to ensure they get their guy. Edge rusher would be a nice addition for Mike Vrabel’s defense.

The PICK: Marcus Davenport, UT-San Antonio, DE


19. Cowboys

I think Jerry Jones would love to get Dez’s replacement here, but I’m not sold on that player being here. But who knows what Jerry thinks. If he happens to agree with me, perhaps a run stuffer up front on defense could be a smart pick that fills a need or depth at linebacker. But again, Jerry usually gets what Jerry wants.

The PICK: Courtland Sutton, SMU, WR


20. **TRADE ** Patriots (from Lions)

I’m convinced old pals Bill Belichick, Matt Patricia, and Bob Quinn make a deal here. Linebacker depth is a big need for the Pats.

The PICK: Rashaan Evans, Alabama, LB


21. Bengals

To be blunt, the Bengals could not block a soul in 2017. If this pick isn’t used to address the offensive line, Cincinnati should have to forfeit all it’s remaining picks.

The PICK: James Daniels, Iowa, C/G


22. **TRADE** Colts (from Bills)

The Colts have holes all over their defense to fill. They’re rumored to go LB at 6 if they stay. Also, O-line help is much needed.

The PICK: Frank Ragnow, Arkansas, C/G


23. **TRADE** Lions (from Patriots)

Detroit has various needs — running back, cornerback, linebacker, and edge rusher to compliment Ziggy Ansah. They could also choose to replace the hole left by Haloti Ngata.

The PICK: Harold Landry, Boston College, DE/OLB


24. Panthers

Finding a number one receiver is an important need for the the Panthers.

The PICK: Calvin Ridley, Alabama, WR


25. **TRADE** Seahawks (from Titans)

New head coach Mike Vrabel would probably like to start making his impression on the defensive-look of the this team. But the offensive line, oddly enough because it’s been highly-invested in, needs some help due to injuries.

The PICK: Leighton Vander Esch, Boise St., DE/OLB


26. Falcons

Interior offensive line could be fixed with this pick. I expected the Falcons to pursue Andrew Norwell this offseason before he signed with Jacksonville. But they also need to replace Dontari Poe at DT.

The PICK: Will Hernandez, UTEP, G


27. Saints

The Saints have been struggling to replace Jimmy Graham for years. They also need defensive line help in the middle.

The PICK: Dallas Goedert, South Dakota St., TE


28. Steelers

Pittsburgh could really use help in their defensive backfield or at linebacker.

The PICK: Mike Hughes, Central Fla., CB


29. Jaguars

Any weapons this team can give to Blake Bortles is a huge plus. The addition of a playmaker who might be able to score that extra touchdown might be the difference in going to the Super Bowl or not.

The PICK: DJ Moore, Maryland, WR


30. Vikings

Minnesota chose to invest heavily in Kirk Cousins. It’d behoove them to also invest in his protection. They may also choose to add strength on strength and build on their defense.

The PICK: Isaiah Wynn, Georgia, G/T


31. Patriots

If one of the six QBs falls to 31, I’d think Belichick gives it consideration. I think offensive line is also a major need here or early in the second. Let’s face it — who thinks BB actually keeps this pick?

The PICK: Joshua Jackson, Iowa, CB


32. Eagles

When you’re the Super Bowl Champions, you don’t have a ton of glaring needs. Offensive line depth is an area Philly would likely love to add to, especially with a QB coming back from a serious knee injury.

The PICK: Tyrell Crosby, Oregon, OT


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My 3rd of 4 NFL Mock Drafts (or 3.0 as the Cool People Say)

So we’re inching ever closer to the day where “hope springs eternal”, where every team in the NFL thinks the future is bright, and where each franchise sees an opportunity to improve and make steps to becoming a championship team. (And then, of course, the night comes and all of us watching are treated to head-scratching picks and confusing trades and we go to bed after the first round comfortable that certain realities have not changed in the league — I won’t mention any teams or names. But we know…..we all know.) Enough talk. Here’s my third mock. I’ll have a final, “take-this-one-to-the-bank” mock next week before April 26. As for now, here’s what I got. Warning: Hang on tight.

1.  Browns

I’m convinced who the the pick SHOULD be here (a certain QB from Southern California). But all signs are starting to point towards another guy. New GM John Dorsey has a type of player he likes — he had the gunslinger Brett Favre in Green Bay, he drafted the big-armed Patrick Mahomes last year in KC, and he chose the more raw LT Eric Fisher over the more polished Luke Joeckel in 2013 with the Chiefs. He likes players with higher upside and a bit of unharnessed talent.  This could change before the 26th. But for now…..

The PICK: Josh Allen, Wyoming, QB


2. Giants

There will be growing rumors as the draft approaches that the Giants have interests in a variety of players and are open to trading down. Unless they don’t like the QB left at 2, I cannot see them passing on a signal-caller, who could be under center for the next 15 seasons in New York. A week out from the draft, and I’m starting to fall for the smokescreen (or is it a smokescreen?). Report after report say how comfortable Dave Gettleman is with Eli under center for a couple more years. This should be Sam Darnold, but…..

The PICK: Quentin Nelson, Notre Dame, G


3. Jets

I’ve been clear that I don’t like the Jets moving up to only 3. If you want your guy, go all the way and make certain you’ll get him. Now, in reality, the Jets are forced to accept the leftovers from the Browns and Giants.

The PICK: Sam Darnold, USC QB


4. **TRADE** Bills (from Browns)

This pick is where the draft has the potential of getting messy. The Browns could very well take a great prospect here, who’d be ready to step in and impact the team on the field immediately. But the offers from QB-hungry teams might be too intoxicating to pass up. And, similarly, the allure of getting a top QB in this draft class might not be something Buffalo can let go by.

The PICK: Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, QB


5. **TRADE** Miami (from Broncos)

There are always a few early shockers in every draft. No one is talking about teams trading up into the top-5 for anyone other than a QB. The Dolphins could use a franchise-changing running back to help the quarterback they already have.

The PICK: Saquon Barkley, Penn State, RB


6. Colts

I think Indianapolis GM Chris Ballard would love to trade this pick to acquire more draft capital. At the moment, I need a break from trades.

The PICK: Bradley Chubb, NC State, DE


7. Buccaneers

Tampa Bay would love to get Barkley and add that type of weapon to Jameis Winston’s disposal. They could be a team willing to move up a spot or two. But right now, I’ve got them staying and upgrading their pass defense.

The PICK: Denzel Ward, Ohio St., CB


8. Bears

If the board falls this way on April 26, the Bears would go defense. Or trade the pick, which makes the most sense.

The PICK: Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama, S


9. **TRADE** Cardinals (from 49ers)

As Josh Rosen plummets down the board, some team will make a move to go and get him.

The PICK: Josh Rosen, UCLA, QB


10. Raiders

Everything the 49ers are looking for at 9 could be said here for the Raiders at 10. Cornerbacks Denzel Ward, Jaire Alexander, and Mike Hughes will be in the conversation for both Bay Area teams. So could linebackers and pass rushers.

The PICK: Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech, DE/OLB


11. **TRADE** Broncos (from Dolphins)

Denver needs some weapons on offense, but they need to also start looking at adding depth to a defense that is starting to age.

The PICK: Roquan Smith, Georgia, LB


12. **TRADE** Browns (from Bills)

Cleveland needs help in their secondary and this should be a prime spot to grab a CB.

The PICK: Derwin James, Florida St., S


13. Redskins

By all accounts (including current Redskins players), the team shipped its best corner to KC as part of the Alex Smith trade. Washington should be able to find a replacement here. But Dan Snyder has a way of surprising us.

The PICK: DJ Moore, Maryland, WR


14. Packers

Green Bay wanted Chicago’s Kyle Fuller so badly they signed him to an offer sheet, which the Bears matched. Hard to see the Pack not going CB in the first round. The opportunity to move up might be enticing if there’s a guy there they like that slips.

The PICK: Jaire Alexander, Louisville, CB


15. **TRADE** 49ers (from Cardinals)

San Francisco is in the position of really taking the best player on their board. They can use help and add depth at almost any spot on their roster. A versatile linebacker/edge rusher or a secondary piece might be where they look.

The PICK: Marcus Davenport, UT-San Antonio, DE


16. Ravens

At some point you need to start spending early round draft picks on offense. In the last three drafts in the first three rounds, Ozzie Newsome has drafted 14 players — 11 of whom played defense. Get Joe Flacco some youth at the playmaking positions — or go get Flacco’s replacement.

The PICK: Lamar Jackson, Louisville , QB


17. Chargers

Linebacker is a critically important position in Gus Bradley’s defense. The team is also in need of some behemoths up front to stuff the run.

The PICK: Vita Vea, Washington, DT


18. Seahawks

The Legion of Boom was so successful because — yes, those DBs were athletic, long playmakers, but — the team also had a ferocious pass rush up front. Due to injuries and age, the Seahawks have been missing that lately.

The PICK: Maurice Hurst, Michigan, DT


19. Cowboys

I think Jerry Jones would love to get Dez’s replacement here, but I’m not sold on that player being here. But who knows what Jerry thinks. If he happens to agree with me, perhaps a run stuffer up front on defense could be a smart pick that fills a need or depth at linebacker. But again, Jerry usually gets what Jerry wants.

The PICK: Courtland Sutton, SMU, WR


20. Lions

Detroit has various needs — running back, cornerback, linebacker. They could also choose to replace the hole left by Haloti Ngata.

The PICK: Harold Landry, Boston College, LB


21. Bengals

To be blunt, the Bengals could not block a soul in 2017. If this pick isn’t used to address the offensive line, Cincinnati should have to forfeit all it’s remaining picks.

The PICK: Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame, OT


22. **TRADE** Browns (from Bills)

The Browns get out of Round 1 with their QB and their defensive stud and now their running back.

The PICK: Sony Michel, Georgia, RB


23. Patriots

Left tackle, versatile defender, or cornerback would all be routes that I’d expect Bill Belichick to explore at 23. If he can trade back a few spots (or up, even), I wouldn’t at all be shocked.

The PICK: Leighton Vander Esch, Boise St., DE/OLB


24. Panthers

Finding a number one receiver is an important need for the the Panthers. In addition, Carolina has to replace big man Star Lotulelei in the middle of their D-line.

The PICK: Calvin Ridley, Alabama, WR


25. Titans

New head coach Mike Vrabel would probably like to start making his impression on the defensive-look of the this team. But the offensive line, oddly enough because it’s been highly-invested in, needs some help due to injuries.

The PICK: Rashaan Evans, Alabama, LB


26. Falcons

Interior offensive line could be fixed with this pick. I expected the Falcons to pursue Andrew Norwell this offseason before he signed with Jacksonville. But they also need to replace Dontari Poe at DT.

The PICK: Da’Ron Payne, Alabama, DT


27. Saints

The Saints have been struggling to replace Jimmy Graham for years. They also need defensive line help in the middle.

The PICK: Taven Bryan, Florida, DT


28. Steelers

Pittsburgh could really use help in their defensive backfield or at linebacker.

The PICK: Mike Hughes, Central Fla., CB


29. Jaguars

Any weapons this team can give to Blake Bortles is a huge plus. The addition of a playmaker who might be able to score that extra touchdown might be the difference in going to the Super Bowl or not.

The PICK: Dallas Goedert, South Dakota St., TE


30. Vikings

Minnesota chose to invest heavily in Kirk Cousins. It’d behoove them to also invest in his protection. They may also choose to add strength on strength and build on their defense.

The PICK: Isaiah Wynn, Georgia, G/T


31. Patriots

Whether Rob Gronkowski comes back or not, Bill Belichick loves using his tight ends. And what all this drama surrounding Gronk’s future has done is make clear that he won’t be there forever. This pick could also very easily be used on the best available player on their board. But if one of those six QBs falls to 31, I’d think Belichick gives it consideration.

The PICK: Mason Rudloph, Oklahoma St., QB


32. Eagles

When you’re the Super Bowl Champions, you don’t have a ton of glaring needs. Offensive line depth is an area Philly would likely love to add to, especially with a QB coming back from a serious knee injury.

The PICK: Tyrell Crosby, Oregon, OT


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My NFL Mock Draft 2.0

Here’s my latest mock, as we get ready for the real thing on April 26. Full disclosure: this is based on team needs, my gut, and a combination of what the experts say these teams will do.

1.  Browns

I’m convinced who the the pick SHOULD be here (a certain QB from Southern California). But all signs are starting to point towards another guy. New GM John Dorsey has a type of player he likes — he had the gunslinger Brett Favre in Green Bay, he drafted the big-armed Patrick Mahomes last year in KC, and he chose the more raw LT Eric Fisher over the more polished Luke Joeckel in 2013 with the Chiefs. He likes players with higher upside and a bit of unharnessed talent.  This could change before the 26th. But for now…..

The PICK: Josh Allen, Wyoming, QB


2. Giants

There will be growing rumors as the draft approaches that the Giants have interests in a variety of players and are open to trading down. Unless they don’t like the QB left at 2, I cannot see them passing on a signal-caller, who could be under center for the next 15 seasons in New York.

The PICK: Sam Darnold, USC, QB


3. Jets

I’ve been clear that I don’t like the Jets moving up to only 3. If you want your guy, go all the way and make certain you’ll get him. Now, in reality, the Jets are forced to accept the leftovers from the Browns and Giants.

The PICK: Josh Rosen, UCLA, QB


4. **TRADE** Denver (from Browns)

This pick is where the draft has the potential of getting messy. The Browns could very well take a great prospect here, who’d be ready to step in and impact the team on the field immediately. But the offers from QB-hungry teams might be too intoxicating to pass up. And, similarly, the allure of getting a top QB in this draft class might not be something John Elway can let go by.

The PICK: Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, QB


5. **TRADE** Browns (from Broncos)

Trading down one spot to allow John Elway to get his quarterback still lets the Browns get their guy at 5. The question becomes do they want a pass rusher or a once-in-a-generation running back?

The PICK: Saquon Barkley, Penn State, RB


6. Colts

I think Indianapolis GM Chris Ballard would love to trade this pick to acquire more draft capital. But will anyone be interested in coming up to grab Bradley Chubb or Quentin Nelson? At the moment, I don’t see any takers.

The PICK: Bradley Chubb, NC State, DE


7. Buccaneers

Tampa Bay would love to get Barkley and add that type of weapon to Jameis Winston’s disposal. They could be a team willing to move up a spot or two. But right now, I’ve got them staying and upgrading their pass defense.

The PICK: Derwin James, Florida St., S


8. Bears

If the board falls this way on April 26, the Bears will have a decision: offensive line or secondary. GM Ryan Pace understands his job is and forever will be tied to the success of his quarterback. He’s got to protect him.

The PICK: Quentin Nelson, Notre Dame, G


9. 49ers

San Francisco is in the position of really taking the best player on their board. They can use help and add depth at almost any spot on their roster. A versatile linebacker or a secondary piece might be where they look.

The PICK: Roquan Smith, Georgia, LB


10. Raiders

Everything the 49ers are looking for at 9 could be said here for the Raiders at 10. Cornerbacks Denzel Ward, Josh Jackson, and Mike Hughes will be in the conversation for both Bay Area teams. So could linebackers and pass rushers.

The PICK: Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech, DE/OLB


11. **TRADE** Packers (from Dolphins)

Green Bay wanted Chicago’s Kyle Fuller so badly they signed him to an offer sheet, which the Bears matched. Hard to see the Pack not going CB in the first round. The opportunity to move up might be enticing if there’s a guy there they like.

The PICK: Denzel Ward, Ohio St., CB


12. Bills

Everything tells me there’s no way the Bills can reach for their QB here if none of the top 4 are left, especially when they can take him at 22. Here, they’d like to add a weapon for whomever the signal-caller will be. Or get the best available player who may be tumbling down the board.

The PICK: Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama, S


13. Redskins

By all accounts (including current Redskins players), the team shipped its best corner to KC as part of the Alex Smith trade. Washington should be able to find a replacement here. But Dan Snyder has a way of surprising us.

The PICK: DJ Moore, Maryland, WR


14. **TRADE** Dolphins (from Packers)

With the culture change Miami is undergoing this offseason, there are a lot of ways they could choose to go. While DB may not be a glaring need, if one of the top corners is there, they should hop on it. They could also use some size on the D-line.

The PICK: Vita Vea, Washington, DT


15. Cardinals

Arizone will try everything in their power to move into position to draft a QB. If they can’t, the question becomes do they still take one at 15. Hmmmm…..

The PICK: Lamar Jackson, Louisville, QB


16. Ravens

At some point you need to start spending early round draft picks on offense. In the last three drafts in the first three rounds, Ozzie Newsome has drafted 14 players — 11 of whom played defense. Get Joe Flacco some youth at the playmaking positions. Or at least on the O-line.

The PICK: Calvin Ridley, Alabama, WR


17. Chargers

Linebacker is a critically important position in Gus Bradley’s defense. The team is also in need of some behemoths up front to stuff the run.

The PICK: Da’Ron Payne, Alabama, DT


18. Seahawks

The Legion of Boom was so successful because — yes, those DBs were athletic, long playmakers, but — the team also had a ferocious pass rush up front. Due to injuries and age, the Seahawks have been missing that lately.

The PICK: Marcus Davenport, UT-San Antonio, DE


19. Cowboys

I think Jerry Jones would love to get Dez’s replacement here, but I’m not sold on that player being here. But who knows what Jerry thinks. If he happens to agree with me, perhaps a run stuffer up front on defense could be a smart pick that fills a need or depth at linebacker.

The PICK: Rashaan Evans, Alabama, LB


20. Lions

Detroit has various needs — running back, cornerback, linebacker. They could also choose to replace the hole left by Haloti Ngata.

The PICK: Jaire Alexander, Louisville, CB


21. Bengals

To be blunt, the Bengals could not block a soul in 2017. If this pick isn’t used to address the offensive line, Cincinnati should have to forfeit all it’s remaining picks.

The PICK: Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame, OT


22. Bills

It’s shocking to think that Mason Rudolph might not be here, but in this mock he is. And the Bills race the card up.

The PICK: Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma St., QB


23. Patriots

Left tackle, versatile defender, or cornerback would all be routes that I’d expect Bill Belichick to explore at 23. If he can trade back a few spots (or up, even), I wouldn’t at all be shocked.

The PICK: Leighton Vander Esch, Boise St., DE/OLB


24. Panthers

Finding a number one receiver is an important need for the the Panthers. In addition, Carolina has to replace big man Star Lotulelei in the middle of their D-line.

The PICK: Taven Bryan, Florida, DT


25. Titans

New head coach Mike Vrabel would probably like to start making his impression on the defensive-look of the this team. But the offensive line, oddly enough because it’s been highly-invested in, needs some help due to injuries.

The PICK: Harold Landry, Boston College, LB


26. Falcons

Interior offensive line could be fixed with this pick. I expected the Falcons to pursue Andrew Norwell this offseason before he signed with Jacksonville.

The PICK: Will Hernandez, UTEP , G


27. Saints

The Saints have been struggling to replace Jimmy Graham for years.

The PICK: Dallas Goedert, South Dakota St., TE


28. Steelers

Pittsburgh could really use help in their defensive backfield or at linebacker.

The PICK: Mike Hughes, Central Fla., CB


29. Jaguars

Any weapons this team can give to Blake Bortles is a huge plus. The addition of a playmaker who might be able to score that extra touchdown might be the difference in going to the Super Bowl or not.

The PICK: Courtland Sutton, SMU, WR


30. Vikings

Minnesota chose to invest heavily in Kirk Cousins. It’d behoove them to also invest in his protection. They may also choose to add strength on strength and build on their defense.

The PICK: Isaiah Wynn, Georgia, G/T


31. Patriots

Whether Rob Gronkowski comes back or not, Bill Belichick loves using his tight ends. And what all this drama surrounding Gronk’s future has done is make clear that he won’t be there forever. This pick could also very easily be used on the best available player on their board.

The PICK: Conor Williams, Texas, OL


32. Eagles

When you’re the Super Bowl Champions, you don’t have a ton of glaring needs. Offensive line depth is an area Philly would likely love to add to, especially with a QB coming back from a serious knee injury.

The PICK: Tyrell Crosby, Oregon, OT


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