By Dwayne Haskins (16")
The Rams have traded with the Titans for the 1st overall selection. Seems like deja vu since they traded with the Redskins for future picks, despite most analysts going with Carson Wentz here. I have a gut feeling that Jared Goff will be selected 1st overall. After playing for Cal-Berkeley and being one of the most efficient quarterbacks in college football. It is a tough call to choose here. Goff just seems more pro ready and has more California fan base appeal than Wentz.
Bucky Brooks: Carson Wentz North Dakota State
The Browns have need pretty much everywhere except franchise corner Joe Haden and left tackle Joe Thomas. Despite signing RG3 in free agency, I don’t think they will select a quarterback in the 1st round. Later in the draft for sure a quarterback will be drafted to compete against RG3. Jalen Ramsey makes sense here because Justin Gilbert hasn’t lived up to expectations and the Browns have also cut Free Safety Donte Whitner. Jalen Ramsey can play either corner or safety so he can definitely make an immediate impact in Cleveland.
Bucky Brooks: Laremy Tunsil Ole Miss
Laremy Tunsil is a home run pick for the Chargers. It is an upgrade at left tackle for an aging Philip Rivers. Tunsil will provide Rivers with more time to deliver the ball in Mike McCoy’s pass happy offense. Tunsil is the most pro-ready tackle in the class and provides a protector against the beasts of the AFC West like Von Miller and Justin Houston.
Bucky Brooks: Deforest Buckner Oregon
The Cowboys have released Greg Hardy so a defensive end is a need amongst others for the Cowboys. This team hasn’t had a dominant and consistent pass rusher since Demarcus Ware. Joey Bosa will be a great selection for the Cowboys because he can play multiple positions on the Defensive Line and can play a 3-4 stand up linebacker.
Bucky Brooks: Joey Bosa Ohio State
Myles Jack is a freak of nature. Playing everything on the UCLA football team, after suffering an ACL injury he seems to be back and healthy. He can play Linebacker for the Jaguars as well as a great pass rusher across from Dante Flower. He can also play running back if needed be. He is so versatile and it would be hard to pass him up.
Bucky Brooks: Jalen Ramsey FSU
Deforest Buckner is also another freak of nature. With the departure of Chris Canty, Bucker can play the 3 Tech for the blitz happy defense. He is the next best defensive lineman after Bosa.
Bucky Brooks: Myles Jack UCLA
Some don’t think that Colin Kaepernick will stay with the 49ers. I think that the Broncos make an eventual trade for his services. With that trade occurring, I see Chip Kelly drafting Carson Wentz. They might have to trade up in the Draft for his services but I do see him ending up in San Fran. He is a prototypical NFL QB but he has solid athleticism that has Chip Kelly biting at his feet.
Bucky Brooks: Ronnie Stanley Notre Dame
Ezekiel Elliot is a no brainer despite an aging Darren Sproles and Ryan Matthews. The departure of Demarco Murray doesn’t mean much for the Eagles because he didn’t have much production. The zone running-scheme of the Eagles will be an easy fit for Elliott. After trading LeSean McCoy it make sense to draft another franchise running back.
Bucky Brooks: Jared Goff Cal
Vernon Hargreaves should be staying in Florida. The two most dominant defensive backs hail from the state of Florida. The disruptive cover corner will bring a new dynamic to the Bucs sub-par secondary. Jameis Winston will vouch for this pick because of previous rivalry battles between Florida and Florida State.
Bucky Brooks: Shaq Lawson Clemson
Ronnie Stanley is more insurance for Eli Manning who has been one of the most sacked Quarterbacks over the last several years. Stanley is a great pass protector against a stout NFC East pass rush. The Notre Dame product is a big guy with nimble feet.
Bucky Brooks: Kevin Dodd Clemson