*DISCLAIMER: It’s in the title but just to reiterate: this is a “What would I do” mock. Enjoy!
1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, Defensive End, Texas A&M
Garrett is a blue chip prospect that has immediately translatable skills *and* developmental growth on the horizon. A scary high ceiling for a defense that needs play makers.
2. San Francisco 49ers: Mitch Trubisky, Quarterback, North Carolina
The 49ers are not guaranteed to land Kirk Cousins after next season and they may not be back in a position to secure a franchise Quarterback through the draft. Trubisky’s strengths mesh well with what Coach Shanahan likes to implement in the passing game.
3. Chicago Bears: Marshon Lattimore, Cornerback, Ohio State
The Bears are interested in trading back (allegedly) but they’ve created a vacancy in the defensive backfield by cutting Tracy Porter. Former 1st RD corner Kyle Fuller has yet to play to his abilities as well. Lattimore can be a big upgrade.
4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Cam Robinson, Offensive Tackle, Alabama
The Jaguars worked out Cam Robinson a few days ago and for a roster that’s searching for an identity, adding the powerful Robinson (who has All-Pro potential) to jump start their dire running game would be a huge step in the right direction.
5. Tennessee Titans: Corey Davis, Wide Receiver, Western Michigan
What QB Marcus Mariota has been able to do thus far in his career has been impressive. My #1 overall player from 2015, Mariota now needs tools on the boundary. Corey Davis is an alpha receiver at the next level, whether he ran a 40 or not.
6. New York Jets: Deshaun Watson, Quarterback, Clemson
Sure, the Jets just picked up Christian Hackenberg last year, but the best decisions are sometimes the swift one. The Jets have the chance to add a QB in Watson that has good rhythmic passing skills and loves to distribute the ball quickly.
7. Los Angeles Chargers: Jamal Adams, Safety, Louisiana State
The Chargers secondary could use a presence like Adams; who can do it all and do it well. Adams would be a nice replacement for the departed Eric Weddle in the back end.
8. Carolina Panthers: Christian McCaffrey, Running Back, Stanford
I have four Running Backs in my top 20 and McCaffrey is the only one without an off the field or injury mark to his name. I considered Leonard Fournette here but the Panthers could use a compliment to the power running of Stewart and Newton.