As a native North Dakotan myself, Carson Wentz is a sentimental pick. The idea that someone who played college football in my home state will be one of the first players chosen in the draft is amazing.
I know much have been made about Philly's approach at QB this offseason, but I don't mind it. They gave a two-year deal to Sam Bradford and gave nice money to backup Chase Daniel. There were no guarantees they could get into the top five for one of these guys. And now they have and don't need Bradford. They'll have to eat some dead money, but maybe they can get a late pick by trading him.
I think they will trade Bradford. They can play Chase Daniel then go to Wentz whenever he is ready.
The pick is in. The Eagles select Carson Wentz. The Chargers are on the clock.
The Eagles are throwing a lot at the wall to see what sticks. Not sure that's the best approach in the NFL, but we will see.
Here's where things can get interesting because there isn't a ton of sure-fire consensus in a lot of these next picks
Look at all these glorious options!
The Chargers are in a great spot now that these two teams have traded ahead of them to take quarterbacks, something they don't need. They now get their choice of the best non-quarterback in the draft, and there are good options at need positions for them. They could also trade back a few spots and still get a good player, which I think they will do. No trades in this mock, though.
Chargers have to be a little bummed both teams ahead of them are going to take QBs. Probably could use a QB of the future to replace Rivers.
Oh, Rand. Rivers just signed a contract extension. He's not going anywhere anytime soon.
The pick is in. The Chargers select Laremy Tunsil. The Cowboys are on the clock.
His cap hit is ridiculous. Chargers might as well just play for 2020 because they aren't going anywhere
Jerry Jones just selected Johnny Manziel. Let's move on
Big question here, as always, is whether Jerry Jones can contain himself and make a good football move instead of a splash. I think Ramsey would be the best fit here, but Elliott or even Lynch could be tempting
If I'm the Cowboys, I take Ramsey here and figure out where to play him later. He's an excellent prospect and they need help at both corner and safety.
Seems like you guys have faith in Jerry based on the poll. I'm impressed
They've done a good job of keeping Jerry under wraps, like when they passed on Manziel and wound up with an all-pro guard.
Jury's still out on Manziel, though
You need a sarcasm font, Mike.
Send us your number and I'll call you when every pick is in and sing Toxic by Britney Spears
The pick is in. The Cowboys select DE Joey Bosa. The Jags are on the clock, and they're probably pretty pumped that the local kid, Ramsey, is still there.
Darron Lee seems like a good fit for Detroit, though I could also see the lions going DL or possibly even WR with Johnson "retiring."
Spielman tried to talk us out of WRs yesterday. I'm not buying it.
The Lions definitely need reinforcements at defensive tackle. They erred by letting both Suh and Fairley walk last offseason and Ngata is about done. Plus, I'm pretty sure he is a free agent after the season. But do they instead add a receiver with size to replace Megatron? Looks like you guys think so.
Congrats, y'all proved you aren't homers by taking a WR off the board!
And there goes Treadwell (not Tradwell). The Lions snag a potential Vikings target. The Falcons are on the clock, and pretty much every mock draft has them selecting Darron Lee.
Well, that was a landslide. The Falcons, to use a draft cliche, sprinted to the podium to pick Lee. The Colts are on the clock.
OK, I don't think the Colts take a QB. Happy, Matt?
Thanks for your tremendous analysis, Mike. Can we get Master back already?