To clarify this is what WE WOULD do, not what we THINK will actually happen. For this mock each member controlled 2-3 NFL teams and drafted and traded picks how they thought would be most beneficial. The GMs and their teams were:

Mitchell - Cincinnati and Tennessee
Nabil - Washington, Denver, and Dallas
Tej - Detroit, Las Vegas, and Seattle
Joey - Miami, New York Jets, and San Francisco
Jacob - Los Angeles Chargers
Evan - Carolina, Jacksonville, and Atlanta
Conor - Arizona, Minnesota, and Green Bay
Ali - Philadelphia, New Orleans, and Kansas City
Marco - New England, and Baltimore
Group picks (due to missing GM) - New York Giants, Cleveland, and Tampa Bay

The Draft

1. Miami via Cincinnati: QB Joe Burrow

Trade! Miami receives 1, Cincinnati receives 5, 18, 70, future 2nd
GM comment: Absolutely ecstatic to take Burrow here. Burrow is ready to lead this team to compete in a weak AFC East. I was surprised the Bengals were looking to move the pick and the opportunity to select a QB as great as Burrow was too hard to pass up.

2. Detroit via Washington: EDGE Chase Young

Trade! Detroit receives 2, 108, Washington receives 3, 35, future 3rd
GM comment: Traded up for the Lions dream scenario and nabbed Chase Young, a once-in-a-lifetime player. Before his suspension, he had 14.5 sacks in 8 games and a 25% pressure rate. Matt Miller said Chase Young is one of the best prospects he’s ever evaluated.

3. Washington via Detroit: CB Jeff Okudah

Trade! Detroit receives 2, 108, Washington receives 3, 35, future 3rd
GM comment: Traded back to 3 as I felt the secondary needs outweighed the D-Line needs plus the picks acquired were worth moving back one. Okudah is a generational talent.

4. New York Giants: OT Jedrick Wills

Group comment: The group decided the Giants needed the best OT available and Wills just slightly edged out Tristan Wirfs here.

5. Cincinnati via Miami: LB / S Isaiah Simmons

Trade! Miami receives 1, Cincinnati receives 5, 18, 70, future 2nd
GM comment: Didn’t want to take a QB as the rest of the roster should be built out first. Needed a LB to bolster defense. Simmons’s versatility an added bonus.

6. Los Angeles Chargers: QB Tua Tagovailoa

GM comment: With Simmons gone and Tua somehow still available, it makes sense for the chargers to address their biggest need at QB.

7. Carolina Panthers: DL Derrick Brown

GM comment: We wanted to take the best player available and Derrick Brown is an absolute monster against the run.

8. Arizona Cardinals: OT Andrew Thomas

GM comment: Safest OT in the draft, have a rock solid starter on the OL for the next decade

9. Miami Dolphins via Jacksonville Jaguars: OT Tristan Wirfs

Trade! Miami receives 9, Jacksonville receives 26, 56
GM comment: The Jaguars really wanted to trade back after missing out Simmons Brown and failing to trade up for Tua, and the I was scared of all of my top OT targets not making it to 26. With huge voids on the OL and Wirfs being a top target I was very willing to give up a second to move up.

10. Cleveland Browns: OT Mekhi Becton

Group comment: With glaring holes at OT Cleveland had to take an OT if the value was right and it was. Although Beckton might take a little longer to develop than Wills, Thomas, and Wirfs, Beckton’s elite athleticism give him tons of potential.

11. New York Jets: WR Jerry Jeudy

GM comment: The Jets biggest needs were WR and OT. I value WR more and think Jeudy is much better than any OL available. Now Sam Darnold won’t have to go into a season with Breshad Perriman and Jamison Crowder as his top 2 WRs.

12. Las Vegas Raiders: CeeDee Lamb

GM comment: The Raiders have been missing a true WR1 since trading Amari Cooper and they find it in a dominant CeeDee Lamb. Plus, chances are Gruden and Mayock don’t communicate about who is making the pick and it autodrafts and he was the top player on the big board when I made the pick.

13. San Francisco 49ers via Indianapolis Colts: WR Henry Ruggs III

GM comment: Ruggs is an elite prospect, obviously he has blazing 4.27 speed but he is also a great route runner. The 49ers get an elite prospect on the outside they desperately need.

14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: CB CJ Henderson

Group comment: Tampa acquires another young defensive back to solidify a young and very underrated defense. Tampa might have to get creative testing out some traditional corners at safety however.

15. Denver Broncos: WR Laviska Shenault

GM comment: Drew Lock needs another weapon to go along with Fant and Sutton especially with the loss of Emanuel Sanders and Shenault can fill that need very well.

16. Atlanta Falcons: EDGE K’Lavon Chaisson

GM comment: The whole Falcons defense under performed last season, the secondary and pass rush both need work so we were excited Chaisson got to us.

17. Dallas Cowboys: CB Kristian Fulton

GM comment: Needed a corner to solidify the secondary after the loss of Byron Jones and Fulton is the best corner left on the board

18. Cincinnati Bengals via Miami Dolphins via Pittsburgh Steelers: OT Josh Jones

Trade! Miami receives 1, Cincinnati receives 5, 18, 70, future 2nd
GM comment: Again, didn’t want to take a QB. Needed OL. Jones was best available

19. Las Vegas Raiders via Chicago Bears: DL Javon Kinlaw

GM comment: Kinlaw might need a gas mask bong video to be released on draft night to drop all the way to 19. The Raiders have holes almost everywhere and I was able to fill one of them with a top 15 talent.

20. Jacksonville Jaguars via Los Angeles Rams: QB Justin Herbert

GM comments: When you don’t have a QB you must take any chance to find the answer and we believe in Herbert. If Minshew and Herbert both work out, sweet we have two good QBs and can look to trade one.

21. Philadelphia Eagles: WR Denzel Mims

GM comment: Carson Wentz finally gets the young, prototypical No. 1 wide receiver he’s needed since becoming Philly’s starting QB in 2016. Size, speed and great college production made Mims the ideal pick here. Look for him to quickly become Philly’s version of Chris Godwin.

22. Minnesota Vikings via Buffalo Bills: WR Justin Jefferson

GM comment: Best WR available, a silky smooth route runner who can slot nicely into the void left by Diggs.

23. Minnesota Vikings via New England Patriots: CB Jaylon Johnson

Trade! Minnesota receives 23, New England receives 25, and 2023 3rd round
GM comment: Did not expect to be picking here, has great size and press ability and is a good fit in the defense. CB is a bigger need than IOL

24. New Orleans Saints: LB Kenneth Murray

GM comment: Although I was interested in selecting Jalen Reagor here, I ultimately thought it’d be best to provide the Saints with an immediate contributor on defense for the 2020 season while also looking to the future. While they may have proven starting-caliber linebackers like Demario Davis and Kiko Alonso on the roster, those players are not getting any younger at 30 and 29, respectively. Selecting Kenneth Murray gives them the best of both worlds: a rookie that can contribute to a potential final Drew Brees-led SB run but can also establish himself as a star LB over the next 3 to 5 years (as Davis and Alonso’s careers wind down).

25. New England Patriots via Minnesota Vikings: QB Jordan Love

Trade! Minnesota receives 23, New England receives 25, and 2023 3rd round
GM comment: Wanted Herbert and tried to trade up numerous times once he fell out of top 10. Had to settle for one of the most raw talents in the draft who will be transformed by Bill Belicheck into a solid and maybe star NFL QB.

26. Jacksonville Jaguars via Miami Dolphins via Houston Texans: S Xavier McKinney

Trade! Miami receives 9, Jacksonville receives 26, 56
GM Comment: With some uncertainty in the back of the Jaguars’ defense outside of Ronnie Harrison, we decided to fill out the safety position with another former member of the Crimson Tide. Ronnie Harrison can focus on being in the box and stopping the run while McKinney do what he does best and patrol the center of the field.

27. Seattle Seahawks: EDGE Yetur Gross-Matos

GM comment: Even is Clowney is resigned, the Seahawks need help on defense and especially at EDGE. Gross-Matos has great explosion and will help the Seahawks defense.

28. Baltimore Ravens: LB Patrick Queen

GM comment: Filling a need after losing C.J. Mosely a year before. Queen and Murray were the two players I was considering and I was fine with either player and still got Queen.

29. Tennessee Titans: EDGE AJ Epenesa

GM comment: Titans needed an EDGE. Epenesa was best available. Love his ability to play multiple techniques in Tennessee’s versatile front.

30. Green Bay Packers: iOL Cesar Ruiz

GM comment: Packers could use help along the OL, why not get the best iOL in the draft?

31. San Francisco 49ers: CB Trevon Diggs

GM comment: I tried to trade back here seeing that the 49ers have no 2nd 3rd or 4th round picks but after getting no offers I took the top DB on my board. Depth at DB is super important and although Mosely and Williams looked good last year I’m not confident they will be able to repeat their performance. Also Sherman is great but isn’t getting any younger.

32. Kansas City Chiefs: RB Jonathan Taylor

GM Comment: I really wanted to get the Chiefs Trevon Diggs but, alas, it wasn’t meant to be. I took this as a sign that the football gods didn’t want the Chiefs to start focusing on building up their defense. The thinking here was “why not take a player that would take an already great offense and make them an offense that would be almost impossible to stop?” Selecting him with the last pick in the 1st round also gives us the all-important 5th-year option. With this pick, the Chiefs are essentially getting an Ezekiel Elliott-level talent while paying him Rex Burkhead-level money.

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