Ronnie Harter’s Mock Draft 2.0

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With free-agency rolling around and knowing who will or will not be Franchised, I went ahead and rolled out a pre Free-Agency Mock Draft.

I also went with player comparisons for some of the players and I base that more off of how they play rather than what they will end up being.

*Please note that only the Top 10 will have player comparisons.*

Round 1

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence – QB, Clemson
    Player Comparison: Aaron Rodgers

    I hate doing comparisons but I thought I would shake things up with this Mock Draft. To be honest, I don’t think there is one single player comparison that is sufficient enough for Lawrence. He has some Rodgers, Mahomes, Watson, & Russ all in one. It’s insane and that is why he is the best Draft Prospect of all-time. Urban starts off his NFL coaching career with a transcendent player.

  2. New York Jets: Zach Wilson – QB, BYU
    Player Comparison: Matthew Stafford

    Wilson has an insane arm and is capable of making very tough throws along with possessing great poise and can escape the pocket when needed. He will be a perfect fit in Mike LaFleur’s system as long as they can add some weapons around him.

  3. Carolina Panthers (via Miami): Justin Fields – QB, Ohio State
    Player Comparison: Justin Herbert

    Carolina trades No.(s) 8, 39, 113 & 2022 1st & 3rd-Round picks to Miami for 3.

    The Panthers are needing an elite-level QB to take over the franchise in Joe Brady’s vaunted offense and Fields is just that. With weapons all over at WR and RB, Fields can step in either right away or sit behind Teddy Bridgewater for a year and help the Panthers take the next step as a franchise.

  4. Atlanta Falcons: Penei Sewell – OT, Oregon
    Player Comparison: Orlando Pace

    Sewell is the 2nd best player on my Big Board in this draft and his play on the field shows all the reasons why. He’s elite at every level and is a mammoth at Left Tackle. The Falcons can easily move Jake Matthews inside and insert Sewell to be their cornerstone at Left Tackle for years to come.

  5. Cincinnati Bengals: Rashawn Slater – OL, Northwestern
    Player Comparison: Healthy Isaiah Wynn

    It was tempting to take Kyle Pitts here but with Joe Burrow coming off a major injury, the Bengals need to focus on getting him some protection and Slater provides that. He is versatile and able to play all positions along the Offensive Line with his highest ceiling being inside, but he’s also an athletic freak with the ability to swing out to Tackle as well.

  6. Philadelphia Eagles: Kyle Pitts – TE, Florida
    Player Comparison: Darren Waller

    With Zach Ertz likely to be moved and a lack of playmakers at WR, the Eagles go with arguably the best skill position player in the draft in Pitts. At 6’6 240 pounds, he is a matchup problem at the Tight End position since he is too fast for opposing defenders and can even play a “FLEX” which would allow him to be sort of a Wide Receiver and be a matchup problem out there as well. The Eagles need to surround Jalen Hurts with as much help as they need and Pitts is a great start.

  7. San Francisco 49ers (via Detroit): Trey Lance – QB, North Dakota State
    Player Comparison: Dak Prescott
    San Francisco trades No.(s) 12, 43, 2022 1st & 3rd-Round picks to Detroit for 7.

    Lance arguably has the highest upside out of all the QB’s in this draft. He has a great arm, makes all necessary throws, and is capable of being a high-level runner at the Quarterback position. The 49ers replace Jimmy Garroppolo with someone who can help take them to a Super Bowl again and is able to win one based off his ability.

  8. Miami Dolphins (via Carolina): Ja’Marr Chase – WR, LSU
    Player Comparison: AJ Brown

    Carolina trades No.(s) 8, 39, 113 & 2022 1st & 3rd-Round picks to Miami for 3.

    Ja’Marr Chase is a very strong WR with great route-running ability and can be a great deep threat for any team. Miami desperately needs someone like that to surround Tua with and Chase gives them a great start towards building a Super Bowl contending team.

  9. Denver Broncos: Pat Surtain ll – CB, Alabama
    Player Comparison: Carlton Davis with higher upside

    The Broncos desperately need a Cornerback they can rely on to be their #1 guy and lock down one part of the field. There is some debate as to whether Surtain or Farley is the top Corner in this draft, but with Surtain you get everything in terms of technique, fluidity, and the speed concerns should not be as prevalent since he ran the same 100M as Caleb Farley out of high school.

  10. Dallas Cowboys: Caleb Farley – CB, Virginia Tech
    Player Comparison: Jimmy Smith

    New Defensive Coordinator has a ton of work to do with the Cowboys defense and it all starts at Corner. There is a major need there and they will need someone to come in right away and help out and with Farley he brings elite athleticism as well as fluidity and really good strength.

  11. New York Giants: Jaylen Waddle – WR, Alabama

    The Giants already had a pretty thin WR room and with cutting Golden Tate, it just became their biggest need. Waddle is the top WR on my board due to his ability to play inside and out, speed, and great route-running. He fits on any team and will give Daniel Jones the best player he has thrown to in his career.

  12. Detroit Lions (via San Francisco): Devonta Smith – WR, Alabama
    San Francisco trades No.(s) 12, 43, 2022 1st & 3rd-Round picks to Detroit for 7.

    When the College season ended, it was hard to see Smith falling out of the Top 5 but after the hype died down after his Heisman season, he seemed to have fell on most Big Boards due to size concerns. Despite those concerns, Smith is still an elite prospect who can do it all and has the ability to be a great Punt Returner as well. With Golladay seemingly out the door, the Lions draft Smith to a WR room that features Quintez Cephus as WR1 right now.

  13. Los Angeles Chargers: Christian Darrisaw – OT, Virginia Tech

    Everyone knows that for quite some time now the Chargers have badly needed OL help. With Herbert emerging in 2020, LA needs to find some protection immediately and go with Christian Darrisaw who has all the makings of a Franchise Left Tackle for years to come.

  14. Minnesota Vikings: Kwity Paye – EDGE, Michigan

    Minnesota has Danielle Hunter and not much else after that after trading away Yannick Ngakoue mid-season last year. Paye would be an immediate upgrade for the Vikings with his size and speed and with Hunter being linked to Trade Rumors, Paye would seemingly help Minnesota transition to life after Danielle Hunter.

  15. Washington Football Team (via New England): Mac Jones – QB, Alabama
    Washington trades No.(s) 19, 51, 2022 3rd-Round pick to New England for 15.

    Washington has a pretty deep team and they go with Mac Jones in their search for a QB to take them to the next level. Personally, Mac Jones is not that guy but Ron Rivera tends to prefer a game manager and someone who can take care of the Football at QB more than anything and Mac Jones brings that. He won’t win you away with any physical attributes, but he does possess a really good IQ and accuracy with the Football.

  16. Arizona Cardinals: Jaycee Horn – CB, South Carolina

    Jaycee Horn goes to Arizona who desperately needs Cornerback help right now. Horn has great size, length, and speed and is best in press-man or zone coverage. He has the ability to step in and be CB1 right away and will be nice duo to pair with Byron Murphy.

  17. Las Vegas Raiders: Gregory Rousseau – EDGE, Miami (FL)

    The Raiders desperately need some EDGE help and have been linked to trade rumors with Danielle Hunter and struck out on JJ Watt. They go with Rousseau who is the top EDGE player available. Rousseau is a stocky and strong player with great athleticism, but he also lacks technical moves right now that could keep him from being elite until he fixes those problems.

  18. Miami Dolphins: Micah Parsons – LB, Penn State

    Parsons is arguably a Top-5 talent but there are some off-field concerns with him as well as which position he sticks with long-term, but there is no denying that his talent is astronomical. His fit in Miami makes too much sense as Brian Flores is a no nonsense type of coach and seems to bring out the best in his players. Parsons’ best fit may be as an OLB/RUSH guy.

  19. New England Patriots (via Washington): Rashod Bateman – WR, Minnesota
    Washington trades No.(s) 19, 51, 2022 3rd-Round pick to New England for 15.

    N’Keal Harry is receiving trade interest and with an aging Julian Edelman, the Patriots are needing some weapons on Offense badly. Bateman may have the highest floor in this WR class with his great route tree and ability to win 50-50 balls. New England has to figure out their QB position as well, but they need to have some guys to throw to and Bateman is the best available.

  20. Chicago Bears: Alijah Vera-Tucker – OL, USC

    The Bears never seem to address their OL needs that they have had for years and so they finally address that with Vera-Tucker here at 20. He has the versatility to play on the interior as well as the Tackle spots and he has great athleticism as well. This doesn’t solve Chicago’s problems but it sure does help them out.

  21. Indianapolis Colts: Samuel Cosmi – OT, Texas

    Anthony Castonzo retired and left a huge void at LT. Cosmi can come in with a lot of upside to become a Franchise guy at that spot, but for now he can be a formidable player there until he can become that guy.

  22. Tennessee Titans: Jaelan Phillips – EDGE, Miami (FL)

    The Titans struck out big time with Clowney and Beasley last off-season and not mention Kevin Dodd who seems to have just up and quit Football. Phillips, who is a former #1 Recruit, transferred to Miami from UCLA and got to show why he was just that coming out of high school. There are plenty of questions about his health, but there is no doubt that Phillips possesses all the skills to be a great Pass-Rusher.

  23. New York Jets: Terrace Marshall Jr. – WR, LSU

    The Jets went with Zach Wilson at 2 so they go with Terrace Marshall Jr. here at 23 to give Wilson and the Jets a #1 WR. Marshall has terrific size, physicality, hands, ball skills, run after catch ability & route-running skills and has the ability to play in the Slot and on the Outside.

  24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jalen Mayfield – OT, Michigan

    Alejandro Villanueva is a free agent. Maurkice Pouncey retired. Big Ben isn’t getting any younger. The Steelers need a lot of help on the Offensive Line. Jalen Mayfield has great size and athleticism for pass protection and his ceiling is astronomical. He lined up at Right Tackle at Michigan but he can easily line up at Left Tackle as well for the Steelers.

  25. Buffalo Bills (via Jacksonville): Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah – LB, Notre Dame
    Buffalo trades No.(s) 30 & 61 to Jacksonville for 25.

    Bills will need to get some Linebacker help with Matt Milano hitting the Free Agent market and Owusu-Koramoah can slide into the WILL spot and make an impact right away. He is a great blitzer up the middle and is versatile enough to be a 3rd Safety on the field in certain packages.

  26. Cleveland Browns: Ifeatu Melifonwu – CB, Syracuse

    Long. Athletic. Physical. Those are 3 words that best describe Ifeatu Melifonwu. He is a prospect with a high upside and fits best in a Zone Defense and Off-Man. He needs to work on his route-anticipation skills, but Melifonwu is certainly someone who can line up opposite of Denzel Ward and hold his own.

  27. Baltimore Ravens: Azeez Ojulari – EDGE, Georgia

    With extensions for Lamar Jackson and Mark Andrews coming up, the Ravens likely won’t be able to spend money to bring back Matthew Judon. Ojulari is a super raw prospect and needs to work on his technique, but his athleticism and high-motor cannot be ignored off the edge.

  28. Miami Dolphins (via New Orleans): Najee Harris – RB, Alabama
    Miami trades No.(s) 36, 50 & 2022 3rd-Round pick to New Orleans for 28.

    Najee Harris is the top RB available in this draft and goes to Miami to become the workhorse at the position. He has great mix of size, speed & agility and he can also be an elite pass-catcher out of the backfield. Harris gives Tua & Miami another weapon to work with.

  29. Green Bay Packers: Teven Jenkins – OT, Oklahoma State

    Ricky Wagner was a disaster for the Packers at Right Tackle so the Packers go with Jenkins who has versatility along the line. Good punch and gets great movement against defenders in the pass and run game.

  30. Jacksonville Jaguars (via Buffalo): Eric Stokes – CB, Georgia
    Buffalo trades No.(s) 30 & 61 to Jacksonville for 25.

    The Jaguars went with CJ Henderson last year in Round 1 and go with another CB in Eric Stokes to solidify their Secondary. Stokes has really nice ball skills and vision but tends to get grabby and does not have great playing speed. If Stokes can clear up his technique, the sky is the limit for him.

  31. Atlanta Falcons (via Kansas City): Ronnie Perkins – EDGE, Oklahoma
    Atlanta trades No.(s) 35, 181, & 2022 3rd-Round Pick to Kansas City for 31

    Perkins has shot up a lot of draft boards due to his size and ability as a run defender. He’s versatile and able to play standing up or hand in the dirt. Perkins does need to refine his techniques as both a pass and run defender, but he is already a high floor guy that’s able to step in and contribute right away.

  32. Tampa Bay Buccanneers: Christian Barmore – DT, Alabama

    Ndamukong Suh is likely gone in Free Agency and Tampa Bay needs to fill that spot with someone right away. Barmore is a monster on the D-Line and while he does have some questions about his health, he’s shown some major flashes of an elite Defensive Tackle. He needs to gain more experience as a player in his technique but his talent is special.

    Round 2

  33. Jacksonville Jaguars: Pat Freiermuth – TE, Penn State

  34. New York Jets: Greg Newsome ll – CB, Northwestern

  35. Kansas City Chiefs (via Atlanta): Wyatt Davis – IOL, Ohio State

  36. New Orleans Saints (via Miami): Carlos Basham Jr. – DL, Wake Forest

  37. Philadelphia Eagles: Amon-Ra St. Brown – WR, USC

  38. Cincinnati Bengals: Kadarius Toney – WR, Florida

  39. Miami Dolphins (via Carolina): Landon Dickerson – IOL, Alabama

  40. Denver Broncos: Zaven Collins – LB, Tulsa

  41. Detroit Lions: Nick Bolton – LB, Missouri

  42. New York Giants: Jayson Oweh – EDGE, Penn State

  43. Detroit Lions (via San Francisco): Elijah Molden – CB, Washington

  44. Dallas Cowboys: Alex Leatherwood – OL, Alabama

  45. Jacksonville Jaguars: Liam Eichenberg – OT, Notre Dame

  46. New England Patriots: Levi Onwuzurike – DT, Washington

  47. Los Angeles Chargers: Joseph Ossai – EDGE, Texas

  48. Las Vegas Raiders: Trevon Moehrig – S, TCU

  49. Arizona Cardinals: Baron Browning – LB, Ohio State

  50. New Orleans Saints (via Miami): Aaron Robinson – CB, UCF

  51. New England Patriots (via Washington): Brevin Jordan – TE, Miami (FL)

  52. Chicago Bears: Dyami Brown – WR, North Carolina

  53. Tennessee Titans: Alim McNeill – DT, North Carolina State

  54. Indianapolis Colts: Nico Collins – WR, Michigan

  55. Pittsburgh Steelers: Creed Humphrey – OC, Oklahoma

  56. Seattle Seahawks: Dillon Radunz – OT, North Dakota State

  57. Los Angeles Rams: Spencer Brown – OT, Northern Iowa

  58. Baltimore Ravens: Jackson Carman – OT, Clemson

  59. Cleveland Browns: Richie Grant – S, UCF

  60. New Orleans Saints: Rondale Moore – WR, Purdue

  61. Buffalo Bills (via Jacksonville): Patrick Jones – EDGE, Pittsburgh

  62. Green Bay Packers: Tutu Atwell – WR, Louisville

  63. Kansas City Chiefs: Tylan Wallace – WR, Oklahoma State

  64. Tampa Bay Bucanneers: Joe Tryon – EDGE, Washington

    Round 3

  65. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jevon Holland – S, Oregon

  66. New York Jets: Travis Etienne – RB, Clemson

  67. Houston Texans: Trey Smith – IOL, Tennessee

  68. Atlanta Falcons: Talanoa Hufanga – S, USC

  69. Cincinnati Bengals: Pete Werner – LB, Ohio State

  70. Philadelphia Eagles: Asante Samuel Jr. – CB, Florida State

  71. Denver Broncos: Quincy Roche – EDGE, Miami (FL)

  72. Detroit Lions: Tommy Togiai – DT, Ohio State

  73. Carolina Panthers: Jay Tufele – DT, USC

  74. Washington Football Team: Elijah Moore – WR, Ole Miss

  75. Dallas Cowboys: Daviyon Nixon – DT, Iowa

  76. New York Giants: Tyson Campbell – CB, Georgia

  77. Los Angeles Chargers: Josh Myers – IOL, Ohio State

  78. Minnesota Vikings: Quinn Meinerz – IOL, Wisconsin-Whitewater

  79. Arizona Cardinals: Javonte Williams – RB, North Carolina

  80. Las Vegas Raiders: Deonte Brown – IOL, Alabama

  81. Miami Dolphins: D’Wayne Eskridge – WR, Western Michigan

  82. Washington Football Team: Walker Little – OT, Stanford

  83. Chicago Bears: Davis Mills – QB, Stanford

  84. Philadelphia Eagles: Jamin Davis – LB, Kentucky

  85. Tennessee Titans: Ihmir Smith-Marsette – WR, Iowa

  86. New York Jets: Victor Dimukeje – EDGE, Duke

  87. Pittsburgh Steelers: Michael Carter – RB, North Carolina

  88. Detroit Lions: James Hudson – OT, Cincinnati

  89. Cleveland Browns: Payton Turner – EDGE, Houston

  90. Minnesota Vikings: Hamsah Nasirildeen – S, Florida State

  91. Cleveland Browns: Jabril Cox – LB, North Dakota State

  92. Green Bay Packers: Trill Williams – CB, Syracuse

  93. Jacksonville Jaguars: Kelvin Joseph – CB, LSU

  94. Kansas City Chiefs: Brady Christensen – OT, BYU

  95. Tampa Bay Bucanneers: Aaron Banks – IOL, Notre Dame

    *3rd-Round Compensatory Picks

  96. New England Patriots: Dylan Moses – LB, Alabama

  97. Los Angeles Chargers: Benjamin St-Juste – CB, Minnesota

  98. New Orleans Saints: Jamie Newman – QB, Georgia

  99. Dallas Cowboys: Hunter Long – TE, Boston College

  100. Tennessee Titans: Tommy Tremble – TE, Notre Dame

  101. Los Angeles Chargers: Chazz Surratt – LB, North Carolina

  102. San Francisco 49ers: Paulson Adebo – CB, Stanford

  103. Los Angeles Rams: Hamilcar Rashed Jr. – EDGE, Oregon State

  104. Baltimore Ravens: Kenny Yeboah – TE, Ole Miss

  105. New Orleans Saints: Cameron McGrone – LB, Michigan

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