My Buffalo Bills 2018 Season Preview is up. Buffalo needs offensive line help for Nate Peterman who will be the starter despite throwing five interceptions against the Chargers. However, they also have to take the best player on their board if they end up with the leagues worst record. Nick Bosa is better then Joey Bosa was since Nick plays 4-3 right end and 4-3 left end unlike Joey who was a 4-3 left end at Ohio State before making the transition to the NFL.
The 6-4 270 lb Nick Bosa had 16 tackles for a loss and 8.5 sacks. His rip and swim moves are more polished then Joey Bosa's when you compare his tape to his older brothers. He didn't pad the same stats Bosa did. To be fair he was splitting reps with Sam Hubbard and Tyquan Lewis. Nick Bosa had 4 total tackles, 2 tackles for a loss, and 2 sacks in Ohio State's home opener against the Oregon State Beavers. Bosa built off of last years momentum and is off to a fantastic start in 2018 showing why he warrants top pick consideration.
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One more thing before I get to the second overall pick. Josiah Ray, Mark Sciubba, and Tony Mario posted their 2019 NFL Mocks on Draft Utopia so if you hated this writeup for Chicago at 1 feel free to click on one of these mocks. Mark Jarvis posted Nick Bosa tape on his Youtube Channel versus Oregon State. Check out his channel and subscribe for more awesome content.
My Chicago Bears 2018 Season Preview is up. They traded this pick to Oakland in the Khalil Mack trade so thanks to Chicago, Oakland gets either Ed Oliver or Nick Bosa at 2 depending onw ho Buffalo passes on. In this situation they get Oliver allowing P.J. Hall and Maurice Hurst to be depth players while Oliver and Justin Ellis start in Oakland.
The 6-3 290 lb Oliver had 47 solo tackles, 19 assisted tackles, 66 total tackles, 22.5 tackles for a loss, 9 deflections from pass breakups, 7 quarterback hurries, and 5 sacks as a true freshman in 2016. Oliver even frustrated Orlando Brown one of our 2018 first round picks in his first career start. Oliver had 16.5 tackles for a loss and 5.5 sacks in 2017.
Voch Lombardi did a preview on Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver. Check it out by watching the video in the paragraph below. You can also join his Facebook group Lombardi's Draft Talk you can converse with myself, members of the Draft Utopia podcast, other hardcore NFL fans, and Voch Lombardi himself.
New York gets Sam Darnold a number one target that he desperately needs. N'Keal Harry dominated versus UTSA in Arizona State's season opener with 6 receptions, 140 receiving yards, and 2 receiving touchdowns. He's now my top ranked wide receiver in the 2019 NFL Draft at the moment.
The 6-4 213 lb N'Keal Harry is not the precise route runner Anthony Johnson is. He does a great job catching with his hands and body. His technique as far catching the football goes is far more polished then Courtland Sutton's technique even though he needs to develop as a route runner. Harry doesn't clap when catching the football like Sutton did which is a huge plus for him. Harry is projected to run a 4.38 40-time so its easy to see why he's the top ranked wide receiver.
I did a film session on N'Keal Harry. Feel free to check it out and let me know what you think.
The Miami Dolphins will need a face of the franchise if they pick in the top 5. Missouri quarterback Drew Lock is 6-4 225 lbs. He's an upgrade over Brock Osweiler and Bryce Petty. He's got more upside then Ryan Tannehill. Whether he brings the same moxy and energy to a team like the Miami Dolphins is certainly debatable at this point because he doesn't have the upside the five quarterbacks in the 2018 NFL Draft had despite being our top guy very early in the process.
Drew Lock had 3,339 passing yard, 23 passing touchdowns, and 10 interceptions in 2016. Lock improved on that with 3,964 passing yards, 44 passing touchdowns, and 13 interceptions in 2017. Drew Lock is the most durable quarterback in this class and makes a lot of sense for Miami at 4. Lock had 289 passing yards, 4 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions in Missouri's opener for 2018.
This class doesn't have a quarterback who can read up to six progressions at the moment, but that could change in 2018. Lock does have good footwork for a quarterback. I did a film session on Drew Lock a while ago. You can check it out. It's pretty lengthy with two games and around 35 minutes long. It's also got a SWOT report and SEA report on Lock.
The Buccaneers can cut Vinny Curry or Jason Pierre-Paul, perhaps even both if neither has double digit sacks. One player who could bolster Tampa Bay's defense is Ohio State pass rusher Nick Bosa who would fit right in as Tampa Bay's 4-3 right end. Tampa Bay could also end up cutting Gerald McCoy and getting another defensive tackle. Or they can put Rashan Gary at defensive end.
Rashan Gary is a 6-5 281 lb defensive tackle that has lined up everywhere on the defensive line except nose tackle. You are talking about someone who can play 4-3 right end, 4-3 left end, 4-3 defensive tackle, 3-4 right end, and 3-4 left end. i love his rip and swim moves on tape as well.
Voch Lombardi did a preview on Michigan defensive tackle Rashan gary. Tell me if you think Gary is a better fit at DT or LE in the comments section below and subscribe to Voch Lombardi on Youtube. He has some of the best content out there. I'll update this with tape of Gary versus Notre Dame next week.
The Cleveland Browns miss out on Nick Bosa, Ed Oliver, and Rashaan Gary. They need multiple offensive tackles, but no offensive tackle is worth taking at 6. Christian Wilkins balled out with 7 total tackles in Clemson's opener so he gets pushed up in this uber heavy defensive tackle class.
Wilkins was my top ranked defensive tackle heading into the 2018 NFL Draft before he went back to school. A.J, also known as Cut Up Corner did an awesome job getting his tape versus Alabama.
My Seattle Seahawks 2018 Season Preview is up. Seattle's defense is falling like the Roman Empire and now they need to retool their defense so they can get back to where they were.
The Seattle Seahawks use the seventh pick in the 2019 NFL Draft to retool their Legion Of Boom. They lost Richard Sherman their star cornerback and ignored this position in the 2018 NFL Draft. They also need to reload at safety too.
This class is deep at cornerback and thin at safety. So for now, Seattle gets another cornerback from California at 8.
The 6-0 180 lb Camryn Bynum had 37 solo tackles, 21 assisted tackles, 58 total tackles, 8 deflections from pass breakups, and 2 interceptions in his first season as a starter. He looked great on tape versus Luke Falk and Sam Darnold. Bynum is draft eligible for the 2019 NFL Draft despite being a sophomore redshirt. Bynum dominated in week 1 versus North Carolina. He's still my top ranked cornerback after one week.
Dallas needs a number one target for Dak Prescott. One player who can run all 30 different routes that a wide receiver needs to run is the 6-2 207 lb Anthony Litman Johnson out of Buffalo. Dallas has only drafted two big targets in the first round Michael Irvin and Dez Bryant. Anthony Johnson fits the criteria as Jadeveon Clowney's cousin and he ran a 4.43 40-time when he enrolled at Buffalo.
Anthony Johnson had 76 receptions, 1,356 receiving yards, and 14 receiving touchdowns in 2017. Anthony Johnson had a huge first season at Buffalo showing the ability to run any type of route. If he tops that in 2018 there is no reason why he shouldn't go in the top 10.
Anthony Johnson is a gamer. He's high character off the field and a total savage on game day. This guy is a top 10 pick and Dallas would be foolish to pass on him at 8.
My Arizona Cardinals 2018 Season Preview is up. Arizona could be great down the road. Right now this team is in a complete rebuild as they groom Josh Rosen to be the face of the franchise.
Arizona gets a cornerback to pair with Patrick Peterson. Jamar Taylor sucks. This cornerback class is absolutely loaded. Julian Love dominated versus Donovan Peoples-Jones in Notre Dame's opener versus Michigan. Love played so well that he flustered Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson causing Patterson's draft stock to take a hit. Love is still my second best cornerback in this draft after Camryn Bynum out of California.
My Cincinnati Bengals 2018 Season Preview is up. Cincinnati is a pretty complete team for the most part. They just need to patch up the right side of the offensive line. That's all they have to do to be ready to compete with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens for the AFC North Division. They are closer then people think just like the Browns.
Cincinnati does need to bolster the offensive line. With all the defensive linemen off the board plus the extensions of Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap, it is very evident that Cincinnati will either take a right tackle to compliment Cordy Glenn or they will get a right guard to replace Kevin Zeitler. A safety to replace Steve Williams while complimenting Jessie Bates III like Javon Hagan could also be in the works.
Jonah Williams is a 6-5 301 lb offensive tackle with a year of experience at right tackle and a year of experience at left tackle. Williams looked nearly flawless versus Louisville showing the ability to maintain blocks for 5-7 seconds. I didn't see him do that in this film session versus Clemson last year.
Carolina goes for value over need here by taking the best player on the board at 11. Noah Fant reminds me of a young Greg Olsen. By being drafted by the Panthers at 11 Fant gets to succeed Olsen in Carolina giving Cam Newton Christian McCaffrey, D.J. Moore, and Noah Fant as his new trio of weapons long-term.
Lil John on Draft Twitter who edits On The Clock is a huge Panthers fan. He's the fourth member of the Draft Twitter Film team that I'm networking with Daily for the 2019 NFL Draft. He did a film session on Noah Fant and I'm posting Fant's tape here.
Washington takes the best player on the board. They ignored safety in the 2018 NFL Draft. They do have some depth at this position now. Even then, I am hard pressed to find a reason for Washington to pass on Javon Hagan. If Hagan declares he's hands down the best safety in what is a really weak safety class perhaps the worst safety group since 2011 when Rahim Moore was the top safety drafted in the second round.
I just posted film on Javon Hagan. He lined up at both strong safety and free safety last year. He's someone who could surge up boards with a huge season.
Tennessee gets rid of Logan Ryan and replaces him with another cornerback here. Mark Gilbert is the best player on the board at this point. Some people actually believe Gilbert is the top cornerback in the entire draft. He's related to Darrelle Revis too.
@DeludedYinzer also known as Tyler on Draft Twitter posted tape of Mark Gilbert. Gilbert looks awesome on tape and has first round tape after rewatching Tyler's cut up on Gilbert.
My Denver Broncos 2018 Season Preview is up. I feel like Case Keenum peaked last year. At the same time, I have Denver going 8-8. If Denver wins eight games they won't be taking a quarterback in the first round when they can get a nose tackle or a 3-4 middle linebacker like Devin White. That I can assure you.
Dex Lawrence fills a need on this defensive line. He's a good pick for Denver as the Broncos continue to build their defense for the future.
I'm not a fan of either of the edge rushers the Colts drafted in 2018. Chris Ballard will take the best player on the board rather then go for need. I'm putting Clelin Ferrell at 15 because I believe he's the best player on the board here.
Ferrell looked less then impressive versus Alabama despite having 18 tackles for a loss and 9.5 sacks despite being 6-5 260 lbs. I may move him down in my next mock and move someone else up. That says a lot about Jonah Williams too though. I want to watch some of the other prospects before jumping to a conclusion on who I should move up or down.
Green Bay will lose Jake Ryan to Free Agency. Blake Martinez is good, but not a Pro bowl caliber 3-4 middle linebacker. Same could be said with rookie Oren Burks out of Vanderbilt. Devin White is someone who provides a Pro Bowl presence right out of the gate.
The 6-1 240 lb Devin White can rush the quarterback, stop the run, or drop back into coverage at a Pro Bowl level. White had 37 solo tackles, 96 assisted tackles, 133 total tackles, 14 tackles for a loss, 5 quarterback hurries, 4.5 sacks, and 3 deflections from pass breakups.
This is a Devin White film session versus Ole Miss. This film session shows why Devin White is one of the elite players in this class. He could even creep into the top 10 with a big season in 2018.