Buffalo Bills remain active in our final two-round mock draft
The closer we get to the draft, the more this seems like this will be the move for the Cardinals. With a head coach in place, Kliff Kingsbury will want to pick his own guy and develop a system around him. Murray’s athletic ability will be able to handle the poor play of the Cardinals offensive line.
Previous Pick: Kyler Murray
Arguably the best player in the draft, John Lynch can’t go wrong with this pick. Although his production wasn’t there (injury), Bosa was an impact player every time he was on the field. The 49ers already secured their quarterback, now it’s time to secure their premier pass rusher. Bosa in the Bay looks too good to pass up unless there is a crazy offer.
Previous Pick: Nick Bosa
After missing out on Anthony Barr in free agency, the Jets need a pass rusher. With no trade partner that is willing to give up what the Jets want, Allen makes a ton of sense to select. With quarterback Josh Allen, a new quarterback coming in Miami within the next two seasons, and the immortal Tom Brady, giving the Jets Allen to combat those three players will be big moving forward.
Previous Pick: Quinnen Williams
There wasn’t a prospect more impressive on film than Quinnen Williams. I have him as the top prospect in the draft and his fall to No. 4 would be a delight for Raider Nation. He and Maurice Hurst would immediately make a top-five defensive linemen duo. Both have the ability to dominate in the run game and can rush the passer from the interior. Love to see this move.
Previous Pick: Montez Sweat
TRADE: Tampa Bay receives No. 10 and No. 41; Denver receives No. 5
John Elway keeps swinging for his quarterback. If you think Joe Flacco is the savior you are terribly mistaken. Drew Lock will need time to grow into the position. He has a nice arm, but his decision-making requires some serious work. Too often, he’d force throws into tight windows. The roll of the dice could signal the end of Elway in Denver.
Previous Pick: D.K. Metcalf (picked at No. 10)
Gettleman is an interesting cat. He opts to take his pass rusher before his quarterback of the future. There has been whispers that Gary is going to fall in the draft due to underachieving production in college… but I don’t believe in that. Gary is a freak and was the number one player coming out of high school. He has Clowney measurables and if he develops the motor, he will be a great pro.
Previous Pick: Josh Allen
TRADE: Jacksonville receives No. 14 and No. 45; Atlanta receives No. 7
Atlanta gets their guy. They aren’t afraid to move up if they feel they can get a player that will help right away. Oliver would immediately become their best defensive lineman and command attention from opposing teams. I believe he has a Derwin James impact from year one.
Previous Pick: Ed Oliver (picked at No. 14)
TRADE: Detroit receives No. 16 and No. 47; Carolina receives No. 8
Carolina pays a premium to get their edge guy. The pick was met with some shock by Steve, but I think the retirement of Peppers causes this move. I think the positional value of edge rusher will make this move over and interior offensive linemen. One thing to note is the medical issue (enlarged heart). It is said that some teams have taken him off the their board but there have been multiple players that have come into the league with this issue and made an impact.
Previous Pick: Andre Dillard (picked at No. 16)