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Bears find value in the NFL Draft despite a dearth of picks

David Montgomery
Running Back | Iowa State | 5’11” | 222 lbs.
Round 3, Pick 10 (RB4)

Summary: The fourth running back taken in the draft but the second-highest rated RB among NFL scouts. At the time of selection, he was clearly the best back available with the traits to trust in a potential three-down role. In 2017 and 2018, he finished with 1146 yds & 11 TDs then topped it with 1216 & 13. On tape, he showed the ability to grow as a receiver out of the backfield. Montgomery’s best performance came in 2017 in the form of 36 receptions for 296 yards. In my pre-draft article where I broke down the top running backs, I said David Montgomery will perform if his NFL team gives him the opportunity to. This seems to be that opportunity.

What to expect: Montgomery is the ideal upgrade over Jordan Howard in terms of an early-down back. He’s shiftier, faster, and a better receiver. He will start right away. Don’t expect him to affect Tarik Cohen’s role, though. Montgomery can catch but he’s not quite on the level of Tarik when it comes to speed and receiving ability.


Riley Ridley
Wide Receiver | Georgia | 6’1” | 199 lbs.
Round 4, Pick 24 (WR15)

Summary: A budding prospect who has had eyes on him since he broke out in the 2017 National Title Game against Alabama. Ridley is a pristine route-runner that’s been called the best in his class by many scouts. His numbers don’t exactly jump off the page because the Georgia offense isn’t built for wide receivers. His talent is there and should continue to get even better with each year that he plays in the NFL.

What to expect: Look for Riley Ridley to develop into the long-term solution to take over the Taylor Gabriel role.


Duke Shelley
Cornerback | Kansas State | 5’9” | 180 lbs.
Round 6, Pick 33 (CB26)

Summary: Shelley was a leader in the Kansas State secondary that unfortunately had his senior year cut short due to injury. He plays above his size as he averaged over five tackles per game before his injury. His size says he’s a slot corner but played primarily on the outside during his career. The NFL’s draft page didn’t even have a scouting report on him and I couldn’t understand why. Every time he gets tested, he doesn’t disappoint. He flies all over the screen whether it’s to lay out for a pass deflection or help in run support. During his time at KSU, he turned eight picks into two touchdowns. He looks like he belongs in the Bears defense. In 2018, he was named to the Second All-Big 12 Team by the coaches and First Team by Pro Football Focus.

What to expect: Duke Shelley has a real chance to compete for the job that Bryce Callahan left behind. Although he played on the outside, the nickle or dime CB spot is his best chance to break into the lineup. He added kick returns to his game in 2018 so he serves more than one purpose.


Kerrith Whyte Jr.
Running Back | Florida Atlantic | 5’10” | 197 lbs.
Round 7, Pick 8 (RB23)

Summary: Whyte’s primary job was to be a change of pace for third round pick, Devin Singletary. Even in relief, Whyte still managed to produce 866 yards and 8 TDs via 6.5 yards per carry. He was only allowed 55 carries in 2017 but maintained an efficient 6.3 YPC. Kerrith Whyte mostly made a name for himself on special teams. Last year, Whyte finished with an incredible 28.7 average on 19 returns following a 2017 season where he amassed 1,002 return yards. His speed and short-area quickness is clearly evident on screen.

What to expect: He’s built more like a wide receiver so he won’t threaten Montgomery or Tarik Cohen for early-down work. Interestingly enough, his height and weight are identical to Taquan Mizzell’s whose job is most in jeopardy here. If he truly impresses, Whyte can even supplant Cordarrelle Patterson as the gadget guy.


Stephen Denmark
Cornerback | Valdosta State | 6’3” | 220 lbs.
Round 7, Pick 24 (CB31)

Summary: Stephen Denmark is a DI man amongst DII boys. There are plays where it looks like Julio Jones is lining up at CB against high school kids. Denmark is a corner with the build of Kam Chancellor but is actually a recently converted wide receiver. I can’t remember the last time I saw a DB force a WR out of bounds with the ease of Denmark but the level of competition is far from NFL level. However, Stephen Denmark possesses all the intangibles: height, a natural blend of size and speed, plus a very evident willingness to hit.

What to expect: If he makes the team, he’ll be a project. He’s a newly minted defensive back so I wouldn’t exactly trust him to guard Stefon Diggs just yet. The speed paired with the infatuation of laying guys out may dictate the route that Deone Bucannon and Mark Barron took - safeties turned linebacker.


Emanuel Hall
Wide Receiver | Missouri | 6’2” | 201 lbs.
Undrafted free agent

Summary: Emanuel Hall is a field-stretcher that worked as Drew Lock’s primary receiver over the last two seasons. He’s getting mentioned as an undrafted free agent signing because some expected him to go as high as the fourth round. That’s the definition of a potential steal. He’s not the type to command many targets but he makes the most of what he gets. In each of the last two seasons, Hall ranked second nationally with 24.8 and 22.4 YPC. Hall is 6’2” but still managed to run a 4.39 in the 40 yard dash. His lack of a defined route tree is the most likely cause for his tumble.

What to expect: I’m rooting for Emmanuel Hall to make this team. Mitch Trubisky doesn’t have a target like him in the receiving corps. Allen Robinson is big but not as fast. Marvin Hall and Taylor Gabriel are fast, but not as big. Riley Ridley and Anthony Miller are the intricate route-runners. Patterson is his size but works best with hand-offs and creating yards after the catch. Every team needs a guy that can bail them out in a desperate situation.

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NFL Draft Analysis: Defensive Tackles

Every week up until the 2019 NFL Draft on April 25, The Barber’s Chair will post weekly scouting reports of the top prospects to watch in this year’s selection class. The players are listed in no particular order. The heights and weights of each athlete were gathered from NFL.com’s official Combine results page.


Ed Oliver
Houston | 6’2” | 287 lbs.

Strengths: Slimmer frame allows for greater mobility. Unwavering motor with noticeable closing speed. Stays active. A nasty bull rush created by his fast get-off is then followed by the use of violent hands. Disrupts run lanes and shoots gaps well causing quarterbacks to roll out. Plays all fronts along the line.

Weaknesses: His smaller body means some offensive lineman have the advantage when it comes to length and leverage. Bigger interior lineman easily stonewall him with favorable angles at the line of scrimmage. Had two offsides calls against Memphis.

Pro comparison: Jurrell Casey


Quinnen Williams
Alabama | 6’3” | 303 lbs.

Strengths: Seemingly always near the ball. Really nice swim move. An excellent pass-rusher as well as a run-stopper. Virtually unblockable one-on-one in pass protection. Sometimes double teams don’t even work. Georgia’s interior line made him look human and he still ended with 8 tackles.

Weaknesses: Arms will occasionally flail and get stuck but gets by with his motor and get-off.

Pro comparison: Fletcher Cox

I have no problem calling him the best player in the draft. Finding weaknesses was the biggest challenge in evaluating him.


Dexter Lawrence
Clemson | 6’4” | 342 lbs.

Strengths: Heavy hands and major upper-body strength. Cranked out the second-most bench press reps at the combine (36). Massive frame is ideal for clogging run lanes. Nimble feet in his lateral movement working up and down the offensive line.

Weaknesses: Not fast at all. Needs to be precise when he collapses on the ball-carrier or he wont get there. Lack of pass-rushing ability.

Pro comparison: Dontari Poe


Christian Wilkins
Clemson | 6’3” | 315 lbs.

Strengths: An asset in the playing the run. Smart and determined when shooting through gaps. Always runs with a full head of steam. Took nothing but double teams when Dexter Lawrence wasn’t on the field with him. Possesses the awareness to consistently bat down passes. Lower center of gravity aids his bull rush when pushing upward.

Weaknesses: Lack of arm length. Offensive linemen win a lot with first contact then he goes nowhere. Becomes easy to evade once this happens. Needs more pass rush moves in his arsenal.

Pro comparison: Marcell Dareus


Jeffrey Simmons

Mississippi State | 6’4” | 301 lbs.

Strengths: Adapts to each play instead of bull rushing nonsensically. Wins with his moveset and aims to get the offensive guards off-balance. Uses the length of his arms to create separation between linemen.

Weaknesses: A hair late on a lot of run plays. When the ball carrier is crossing the line of scrimmage, he’s not in a position to disengage.

Pro comparison: Jarran Reed


Jerry Tillery
Notre Dame | 6’6” | 295 lbs.

Strengths: Looked like a Hall of Famer against Stanford. Interior lineman can’t match his arm length. Tillery always gets first contact and dictates where the lineman goes. Hand fights all the way into the quarterback. Doesn’t get bullied backward on run downs.

Weaknesses: Although he doesn’t get pushed around, he’s still inconsistent. His block shedding in run defense is questionable. Needs to be more of a force. His middling bench press performance (23 reps) at the combine explains it.

Pro comparison: Chris Jones

Next Installments: Cornerbacks and Defensive Ends

Previous Installments: Quarterbacks | Wide Receivers Pt. 1 | Running Backs Pt. 1 | Tight Ends

NFL Draft Analysis: Tight Ends

Every week up until the 2019 NFL Draft on April 25, The Barber’s Chair will post weekly scouting reports of the top prospects to watch in this year’s selection class. The players are listed in no particular order. The heights and weights of each athlete were gathered from NFL.com’s official Combine results page.


TJ Hockenson
Iowa | 6’5” | 251 lbs.

Strengths: Diverse skill set that allows him to line up everywhere. Anything from being a lead blocker to running deep crossing routes is on the table. Only two career drops to his name. Deep and contested catches were mixed in - not just check-downs. Good awareness in his route-running with enough speed to break away after the catch. Could have produced even more. In his game against Penn State (2018), for example, he had three chances for touchdowns that his QB missed.

Weaknesses: Stiff running style. Inconsistent blocking. Some great blocks but he doesn’t force his assignment of his spot most of the time.

Pro comparison: Dallas Clark


Noah Fant
Iowa | 6’4” | 249 lbs.

Strengths: Might end up being a more reliable blocker than some may realize. Lines up tight to block a lot for someone often compared to a wide receiver. Comfortable running out of the slot. Will produce if you give him a free release up the seam. Creates an amazing amount of separation just from shallow crossing routes. Adjusts and makes awkward catches in the event of poor ball placement. Iowa’s QB also missed him for three potential TDs in one game (vs Iowa St. - 2017).

Weaknesses: Aims to outrun you rather than hand fight you. Defensive backs can sometimes dictate his route if they get their hands on him first.

Pro comparison: David Njoku


Irv Smith Jr.
Alabama | 6’2” | 242 lbs.

Strengths: Capable of being used in every area of the game just like Hockenson. Stocky stature gives him better technique for blocking. Doesn’t miss assignments and is always ready to square-up for a block. Great downfield route-running. Finds the soft spots in zones. Long, athletic stride can create a big play after the catch. Tackling him is a chore.

Weaknesses: Rarely placed in positions where he was asked to come down with a jump ball or box out. A little more short-area quickness is desired.

Pro comparison: Delanie Walker

NEXT: Defensive Tackles

Previous Installments: Quarterbacks | Wide Receivers Pt. 1 | Running Backs Pt. 1

NFL Draft Analysis: Running Backs, Part 1

Every week up until the 2019 NFL Draft on April 25, The Barber’s Chair will post weekly scouting reports of the top prospects to watch in this year’s draft class. The players are listed in no particular order. The heights and weights of each athlete were gathered from NFL.com’s official Combine results page.


Josh Jacobs
Alabama | 5’10 | 220 lbs.

Strengths: Excellent north/south runner with a knack for converting short yardage situations. Incredible blocker whether in pass protection or blocking for another RB. His jump cut makes everybody miss. Effective at taking direct snaps from the wildcat position. Shown the ability to catch passes deep in the defense rather than just out of the flat. Capable of returning kicks. Enters the NFL with limited wear on his body.

Weaknesses: Only surpassed 15 carries once in 2018. His NFL team will want him to top that in every game. Hasn’t shown the ability to be the bellcow for an extended stretch. Not as good running laterally - stretch plays are rarely successful with him. Has trouble bouncing it to the outside for that reason. Alabama didn’t ask him to run a very diverse route tree.

Pro comparison: David Johnson, but needs to prove it


Darrell Henderson
Memphis | 5’8” | 208 lbs.

Strengths: Extremely elusive with oily hips that create effortless change of direction. He bounces off defenders and defenders bounce of him. Can score from anywhere on the field if you give him a running lane. Doesn’t shy away from contact even though he’s a burner. Takes a second to wait for a hole to develop. Exciting style and big play potential will get him on the field at the end of games.

Weaknesses: Slim lower body doesn’t match his stocky upper half. Great for speed but will leave him susceptible to getting wrapped up. A lot of big plays come from lightly stacked boxes.

Pro comparison: A faster Devonta Freeman


Damien Harris
Alabama | 5’10” | 216 lbs.

Strengths: Disciplined and polished runner that takes what the defense gives him. Doesn’t try to steal the show. Experienced - led the running attack for the nation’s top team for three seasons. Better at receiving out of the backfield than some people may realize. Physical runner with blends of speed. All the traits to be a reliable starter.

Weaknesses: Hard to find something about him that jumps off the screen. Lacks that x-factor that separates him from the pack. Did less with more carries in 2018 than 2017. Concerned he’s already losing a step. Needs improvement in pass protection.

Pro comparison: Mark Ingram


Devin Singletary
Florida Atlantic | 5’7” | 203 lbs.

Strengths: Ran behind a poor offensive line but still managed to produce in a big way. Can be an elusive or violent type of runner. Refuses to go down. Possesses an unreal ability to create something special in a hopeless situation. Plays bigger than his size.

Weaknesses: Not a receiver but needs to be. Can break long plays but needs that final gear to get past the last line of defense.

Pro comparison: A smaller Dalvin Cook


David Montgomery
Iowa State | 5’10” | 222 lbs.

Strengths: Really good hop-step. Nice short-area quickness. Churns out solid chunks of yards all the way down the field. His wide base and strong legs allow him to balance between hits. Possesses the vision to find multiple lanes and can be electric with an open field. Flashed the talent to be a receiver out of the backfield and should get even better. Solid awareness in pass protection and squares up with his defender.

Weaknesses: Runs with a tightness in his hips. Lacks the major burst to break a long score. Painfully average tape at times.

I had a difficult time with Montgomery. I originally saw him as just a guy and quickly grew bored. He would attempt to juke guys and end up nowhere. Then he quickly began to look like a new person as I continued to watch. A really good running back, actually. The conclusion I arrived at was that his O-line and offense as a whole didn’t do him any favors. He’s going to be as great as his NFL opportunity allows him to be.

Pro comparison: Malcolm Brown


Miles Sanders
Penn State | 5’11” | 211 lbs.

Strengths: Has the look and feel of a prototypical running back. Runs with a loose and free style. Utilizes a variety of moves in his arsenal featuring a nasty juke. Muscular legs that bust through defenders. Possesses great control over his stop/start movements. Gets open out of the backfield a ton but never in Trace McSorley’s progressions. Should be tremendous as a featured part in a more polished offense.

Weaknesses: Decent at times in pass protection but should square up more rather than just leaning in with a shoulder. Tries to hurdle defenders a little too often. Like Montgomery, can piece his way down the field in increments but don’t expect him to outrun everyone.

Pro comparison: Joe Mixon

Next Week: Tight Ends
Previous Installments: Quarterbacks | Wide Receivers Pt 1

2019 NFL Draft Analysis: Projected First Round Quarterbacks

Every week up until the 2019 NFL Draft on April 25, The Barber’s Chair will post weekly scouting reports of the top prospects to watch in this year’s selection class. The players are listed in no particular order. The heights and weights of each athlete were gathered from NFL.com’s official Combine results page.


Daniel Jones
Duke | 6’5” | 221 lbs.

Strengths: Decisive with his quick throws. Great short accuracy. Doesn’t get careless when the play breaks down. It showed with his limited turnovers. Will carve up a zone defense all the way down the field. Good at throwing on the run. Can run a read-option. Broke some long runs for touchdowns. Knows how to read the defenders. Scored several touchdowns because he waited for the defender to bite then threw it behind them.

Weaknesses: Needs to learn to be a pure pocket passer. Not fast enough to be considered mobile. Broke those long TDs but was getting less than five yards on most of his attempts. Never saw him attempt to slide. Would like to see him air it out more, especially when they’re down. His deep balls were either underthrown or dropped.

Pro Comparison: Nick Foles. Limited turnovers with an unnecessary infatuation with running the ball early in his career. Will likely flip-flop between competent starter and solid backup for several years until he finds a groove.


Drew Lock
Missouri | 6’4” | 228 lbs.

Strengths: Beautiful deep ball. High-arching and leads his receivers with it. Nice side-arm throw. Rips teams apart in the middle of the field. Maximizes the strengths of his tight end. Some eye-popping pro level throws. Great passes throwing toward the sideline. Knows when and how to slide. Had an incredible 13 TD / 0 INT ratio on play-action last season.

Weaknesses: Needs to learn to climb in the pocket for the type of QB he is. He either stays flat-footed or rolls to the right when his first read isn’t there. Took advantage of favorable match-ups but never rose to the level of greater competition.

Pro Comparison: Matthew Stafford. Visible arm talent but would be better served with an established run game.

I had the same takeaway from watching both guys. I’m really interested to see how much better they can be when surrounded by pro talent. Neither of them had the help of a legit running attack and Daniel Jones’ receivers had an inexcusable amount of drops. Both guys flashed major potential so let’s see if their skills can translate into NFL-style offenses.


Kyler Murray
Oklahoma | 5’10” | 207 lbs.

Strengths: Happy feet. His feet are never flat and are always moving in case he has to take off. Very skilled runner but is still a pass-first quarterback. Running is a last resort. Crazy elusiveness that allows him to change directions without altering speed. Oklahoma’s poor defense forced him into many shootouts but he never lost composure. Baseball background taught him to create effortless throws at all angles, speeds, and distances. Insane improvisation skills.

Weaknesses: I’m worried his great offensive line at Oklahoma spoiled him. His NFL o-line may not allow him to dance around in the pocket as much. Needs to learn to slide better. Lost a fumble against West Virginia from falling forward. Has to slide earlier as well. NFL linebackers are going to close in on him a lot faster.

Pro Comparison: Russell Wilson. Can make magic on a broken play. Able to run a read-option based offense or drop back every snap if needed. Both have the baseball background as well.


Dwayne Haskins
Ohio State | 6’3” | 231 lbs.

Strengths: Hyper productive (50 TDs) against solid competition with limited starting experience. Already looks very mature and polished. Climbs the pocket well while always keeping his eyes downfield. Accurate throws on the run. Takes what the defense gives him. Spreads the ball around without forcing it to anyone.

Weaknesses: Heavy feet. Isn’t always able to escape when the pocket collapses. Rarely faced with the adversity of having to play from behind. Lost against Purdue for this reason. Overzealous with fitting balls into tight windows.

Pro Comparison: Jared Goff. Possesses all the intangibles and is capable of leading a dominant team with the right pieces and coaching staff.

2019 NFL Draft Analysis: Wide Receivers

Every week up until the 2019 NFL Draft on April 25, The Barber’s Chair will post weekly scouting reports of the top prospects to watch in this year’s selection class. The players are listed in no particular order. The heights and weights of each athlete were gathered from NFL.com’s official Combine results page.

AJ Brown
Ole Miss | 6’0”| 226 lbs

Strengths: Intelligent route-runner that commands targets. Averaged over seven catches per game in 2018. Will always get open in a zone or soft coverage. Has good hands and can improvise. Focuses on getting open every play rather than aiming for a home run. Found success against highest level of competition.

Weaknesses: Worked mostly in the slot. Teams may want to move him around. Fast but wont take the top off a defense. Rarely faced press coverage. Not sure if he can out-muscle someone.

Pro Comparison: Jarvis Landry


DK Metcalf
Ole Miss | 6’3” | 228 lbs

Strengths: Other-worldly athlete that stole the show at the combine. Rare combination of strength and straight-line speed for someone his size. Good at come-back and hook routes. Will make you pay if he gets defensive back out of position.

Weaknesses: Often glued to the cornerback. Has a really difficult time separating against above average competition. Would disappear on film for extended periods. Only wins in softer coverage. Very limited route tree and had a few bad drops. Someone his size needs to get better at boxing out DBs for jump balls.

Pro Comparison: Sammy Watkins

One benefit of the doubt I’ll give to Metcalf is that Jordan Ta’amu, his quarterback at Ole Miss, still has a lot of room to grow in terms of accuracy and making progressions. However, once I started watching the tape, it made a lot more sense as to why his stats didn’t match his combine workout. He’s still learning to be a wide receiver. He can be a great compliment opposite of a veteran wideout but forcing him into a WR1 slot would be too much to ask right now.


N’Keal Harry
Arizona State | 6’2” | 228 lbs

Strengths: Big, strong receiver that cranked out as many reps (27) as Metcalf at the combine. Good hands with the ability to create something special after the catch. Great control of his body for catch jump balls and back shoulder throws. Had his best moments and production working out of the slot. Good slants and double moves.

Weaknesses: Has a hard time beating outside corners. Rarely fools them with his route running. Worried he’ll get shut down if he doesn’t move to the slot full-time. Looks sluggish at times. Almost looks like he lost a step between seasons. That provided inconsistent tape as a result. He’ll alternate between average and superstar. Created a couple big plays where he reversed field. Hopefully that doesn’t cause big loss plays in the NFL.

Pro Comparison: Anquan Boldin, but needs to develop


Parris Campbell
Ohio State | 6’0” | 205 lbs.

Strengths: A versatile receiver with world-class speed (4.31). Used a lot with jet sweeps and can return kickoffs. Sneaky good route runner but can get even better. Doesn’t need much room to burn you after the catch. Will get open over the middle all day long. Torched a 10-1 Michigan defense (6-192-2) in every way he knew how. Ceiling could be very high in the right opportunity.

Weaknesses: Very rarely put in a position where he needed to make contested catches. Ohio State knew how to showcase his speed while hiding his lack of strength. His NFL team needs to do the same. Had a couple of stretches in 2018 with a lack of production.

Pro Comparison: Curtis Samuel


Marquise “Hollywood” Brown
Oklahoma | 5’9” | 166 lbs.

Strengths: Absolute burner that can create unreal separation behind the safeties. Not just a straight-line runner as he can be devastating after the catch. Lines up all over the line of scrimmage. Doesn’t shy away from the CB1, regardless of his size. Somehow never gets tired over the course of a game. Will find a way to get open when his quarterback needs to improvise. Refuses to get tackled. Can catch balls over the shoulder with a defender on top of him. Turns on the jets as soon as he sees a DB out of position. Not a one-trick pony. Found success running various routes rather than just streaks and deep posts.

Weaknesses: The pillowy defenses of the Big 12 gave him plenty of room to reach his top speed. Hardly ever faced a high-level press corner that could put the clamps on him. Scouts will obviously see his size as an issue. Not going to box out many guys. Needs to put on some weight so he can endure getting tackled long-term.

Pro Comparison: DeSean Jackson

2018 NFL Mock Draft

 *Sigh* Our last wave of NFL madness is unfortunately approaching. After the NFL Draft, the only excitement will be Mini Camp highlights. And who gives a fuck about that?

The Draft airs Thursday Night and everyone is curious to see who goes where. This should definitely be one of the more memorable or infamous drafts being that there are 5 potential Franchise Quarterbacks (Or Bust) in the mix.

Before we get into the details, Here’s five VERY bold predictions for this year’s draft.

Three Receivers will go in the first roundand have Trash careers

Who knows what the fuck These GM’s think about in the war room, but it seems like every year niggas jump out the window for mediocre Wide Receivers.

The Packers and Patriots find their Successors

Shit is gonna get real awkward at Lambeau and Gillette Stadium. and Metlife. The two best QB’s in the NFL find themselves in awkward situations when their organization bring in New faces to eventually replace them. Niggas can’t play forever. This is a young man’s game

The Bears add another future Hall of Fame linebacker

The writing is on the Wall. The Best linebacker in College Football will be on the board at 8. We’re about 10 years Overdue for a new Monster of the Midway. The time has come

Only 1 of the 5 elite prospect Quarterbacks will have a highly decorated career

Let’s face the Truth: Good quarterbacks are Rare. Very rare. No way in hell All 5 of these Top tier QB’s will be successful in the NFL. There will be one true star in this draft....or none at All

The Browns Blow it...again

This isn’t necessarily a bold statement, because it’s almost factual. The Browns suck at drafting Quarterbacks. I feel sorry for whoever is picked by the browns. He’s bound to bust regardless of how great of a player he may be. I think them niggas cursed.

Anything can happen in this year’s draft, But If I would guess, These would be the players selected in the first round:

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Matthew Stockman, Getty Images

1. Browns: Sam Darnold (Quarterback, USC)

He’s been a beast for 3 straight years, he fits the complete stereotypical bill of an NFL QB. If you’re gonna gamble, go with consistency

2. Giants: Saquan Barkley (Running back, Penn State)

In Eli we trust! The Giants skip over their future and focus on the present by adding the most electrifying player of the draft. Do you understand how deadly the NYG offense is going to be by adding Barkley?.

3. Jets: Bradley Chubb (Defensive End, NC State)

Surprise mothafucka! ....well, not really.

The Jets love defense. Like, a lot. I can’t picture them passing up on the best pass rusher in the draft after losing two elite Linemen recently. They brought back McCown and signed Teddy Bridgewater. Taking a QB here would be smart, but come on, it’s the jets we’re talking about

4. Browns: Quentin Nelson (Guard, Notre Dame)

This pick just makes sense here. As a Bears fan I’m going to be real butt hurt over this shit, but it’s gonna happen. Joe Thomas just retired, they need a new insurance policy for their new QB.

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AP

5. Broncos: Josh Rosen (Quarterback, UCLA)

The Jay Cutler of the draft! No real Logic here. That nigga just has the “everything sucks” bratty ass face of a Broncos QB. I’m sure they’re gonna take him here at 5…and he’ll probably be a bust…

6. Colts: Derwin James (Safety, Florida State)

I’m sure they have their eyes on Quentin Nelson, but they will end up with (arguably) the best defender in the draft. And the colts defense sucks ass. Why not pair him with Malik Hooker?

7. Buccaneers: Minkah Fitzpatrick (Defensive Back, Alabama)

The Bucs just miss out on adding Derwin James, but they get a more Versatile Defensive Back in Fitzpatrick. From Nickel corner to Strong safety, Fitzpatrick does all that shit.

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Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

8. Bears: Roquan Smith (Linebacker, Georgia)

I would love for the Bears to snag an OL here but only Nelson is worth such a high pick. The Bears are historically a linebacker organization. Restore the Monsters of the Midway by adding the best linebacker in college football.

9. 49ers: Calvin Ridley (Wide Receiver, Alabama)

I personally don’t think a receiver who doesn’t have the name “Julio Jones” or “Calvin Johnson” should go this high, but the hype train makes this kid a Top 10 pick. Jimmy G needs new toys, give him the best WR in CFB

10. Raiders: Tremaine Edmonds (Linebacker, Virginia Tech)

John Gruden will have a Field day with this Perfect Prototype. if his play transitions well in the NFL, This is gonna be an ugly combination of two of the most versatile linebackers in football.

11. Dolphins: Vita Vea (Defensive Tackle, Washington)

No he isn’t Ndamukong Suh, but this big bastard definitely has the ability to be a prime time run stuffer in the NFL

12. Bills: Josh Allen (Quarterback, Wyoming)

Don’t get me wrong, I love AJ McCarron signing with the Bills. He gets to do what he does best: Game manage.....but He isn’t the answer. He’s a Martyr for the future: which is Josh Allen. I think he’s going to be the most successful QB of this draft.

13. Redskins: Denzel Ward (Cornerback, Ohio State)

The Redskins will snag the top Corner in the draft, in hopes of making the next great Cornerback Duo with Josh Norman.

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Jeff Gross/Getty Images

14. Packers: Baker Mayfield (Quarterback, Oklahoma)

What? You don’t think they’ll pull it? I do...

How do you think Rodgers got to the Packers? He was drafted when Favre was a 36 year old starter. Football Jesus is turns 35 this year. Time to mold your next franchise QB. Plus, you put the humble pants on that nigga Mayfield by putting him behind the one of the Best QB in the NFL.

15. Cardinals: Josh Jackson (Cornerback, Iowa)

Elite cornerback tandems are the new “must haves” of the NFL, pairing Up Josh Jackson With Patrick Peterson is the Smart thing to do here

16. Ravens, DJ Moore (Wide Receiver, Maryland)

The Ravens doesn’t have ANY receivers. If they don’t address this issue early, they will find themselves in a bind. I don’t agree with getting him this early, but Mike Mayock has him as the #1 receiver in this draft. Most of the time he knows what the fuck he’s talking about

17. Chargers: Mike McGlinchey (Tackle, Notre Dame)

Defensively the Chargers are pretty solid. Time to invest in the offense. take the top Tackle in the draft and patch up that suspect offensive line.

18. Seahawks: Jaire Alexander (Cornerback, Louisville)

The Seahawks offensive line REALLY needs some work, but that defense is SUPER SUSPECT as of recently. No Richard Sherman, No Michael Bennett, questionable KamChallencor, The Legion of Whom? Restore the name by replacing Richard Sherman with an elite First round corner

19. Cowboys: Will Hernandez (Guard, UTEP)

The Cowboys are dicks and the hype train is moving fast for Hernandez. They’re going to cash out on an attempt make their offensive line the best in history. Don’t get me wrong, he comes off as a potential beast, but Adding him to an already ridiculous offensive line makes him better than he actually is.

20. Lions: Isaiah Wynn (Guard, Georgia)

Safe pick here. The Lions are going to bulk up the line as they prepare to get a running back in the 2nd round.

21. Bengals: Da’Ron Payne (Defensive tackle, Alabama)

This should be an easy pick for the Bills. A Violent top tier defensive tackle. This dude probably has the best hands of any defensive linemen in this draft. He has the versatility to play every position on the defensive line. If the Bengals go to a 3-4 defense, he can transition well.

22. Bills: Kolton Miller (Tackle, UCLA)

Bulk up your O-Line to protect your first round QB investment. Miller is a tall athletic natural left tackle. Orlando Brown would be a better pick here, but he fucked his reputation up at the combine with that subpar Performance.

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23. Patriots: Lamar Jackson (Quarterback, Louisville)

This is a bold prediction but fuck it! No one knows what kind of shit goes on under the hood of Bill Belichick. Bill keeps his Dynasty alive with this new age QB. This would be a scary pick for the Patriots.

24. Panthers: Cortland Sutton (Wide Receiver, SMU)

The Panthers love big WR’s and Sutton is exactly that. Pairing him with Devin Funchess could be an interesting duo.

25. Titans: Leighton Vander Esch (Linebacker, Boise State)

Mike Vrabel is the new head coach, so best believe that he is stacking the defense with a notable linebacker. Plus, he got a weird ass name, and niggas with weird ass names can ball

26. Falcons: Marcus Davenport (Defensive End, UTSA)

The Falcons released Adrian Claybourn this offseason, so they need to find a successor at defensive end, Davenport fits the bill.

27. Saints: Mike Geisecki (Tight End, Penn State)

....Jimmy Graham 2.0? Sean Payton’s thirsty ass is definitely gonna snatch this nigga off the board at 27

28. Steelers: Derrius Guice (Running back, LSU)

“ Run it again” - Mike Tomlin

The Steelers will run that bitch 40 times a game if they could, so RB’s have high value here. these franchise tags won’t keep going for Le’Veon Bell. Fam is a beast but running back shelf life is short lived. Draft a hungry hard runner in Guice.

29. Jaguars: Rahsaan Evans (Linebacker, Alabama)

The way for the Jags to continue their success is to Keep making that defense great. Paul Posluszny’s retirement leaves a big hole in the middle. Myles Jack and Telvin Smith are naturally outside linebackers. Let Evans Sit in the middle and do what he does best.

30. Vikings: Orlando Brown (Tackle, Oklahoma)

Despite the shitty combine performance, the Vikings snatch the top tackle in College Football to protect their 84 Million dollar Quarterback. Brown didn’t allow one sack last year, Ball don’t lie.

31. Patriots: Harold Landry (Defensive end, Boston College)

hard to see him falling this low in the draft, but his size makes him a “tweener” at defensive end. If he does fall this low, Bill definitely won’t pass on him. I can imagine him playing multiple spots in the Patriot’s weird ass defense.

32. Eagles: Connor Williams (Tackle, Texas)

Your Franchise QB is coming off a serious Knee injury. Protect that man!