Baker Mayfield is now the favorite to go #1 which certainly changes a few things from last week.
Let’s take a final look at how tonight could play out....
1. Cleveland Browns- Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
(Changed from Sam Darnold)
Quick analysis: Mayfield is -300 to go #1 according to the latest Vegas odds. This would set the tone for a chaotic first round.
2. New York Giants- Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State 3. New York Jets- Sam Darnold, QB, USC
(Changed from Josh Rosen)
Quick analysis: The Jets traded up early in the process, so they clearly have their eye on someone specific. It could be Darnold, it could be Josh Allen, or even Josh Rosen. We’ll see in a few hours.
4. Cleveland Browns- Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State.
(Changed from a trade)
Quick analysis: They could still trade it, but I think their fan base would be a lot happier with the Mayfield pick if they added a stud at 4.
TRADE *5. Buffalo Bills- Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
(Trade details: Buffalo trades picks 12 and 22 to Denver for #5)
Quick analysis: We had Buffalo trading up to 4 for Josh Allen in our first mock, but this time we have them trading up to #5 to get him. Buffalo will walk away with one of the top 4 QBs, take it to the bank!
In our first mock we had Denver selecting Baker Mayfield. Denver should take a QB, and still could, but I think Mayfield was their preferred option.
TRADE* 6. Arizona Cardinals- Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
(Changed from Bradley Chubb)
(Trade details: Arizona trades picks #15, #47 and #79 to Indy for pick #6)
Quick analysis: The Colts miss out on Chubb so they deal the pick to a desperate Cardinals team.
Arizona can’t walk out of this draft without a potential franchise QB. They could trade back up with the Eagles but the more likely scenario is trading up in round 1.
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Derwin James, S, FSU 8. Chicago Bears- Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame 9. San Francisco 49ers- Tremaine Edmunds, LB, VT 10. Oakland Raiders- Mike McGlinchey, T- Notre Dame 11. Miami Dolphins - Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia *12. Denver Broncos - Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State 13. Washington Redskins- Da'ron Payne, DT, Alabama 14.Green Bay Packers- Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa 15. Indianapolis Colts- Minkah Fitzpatrick, S/CB, Alabama
Quick analysis: This pick was changed from Calvin Ridley to Jackson because Baltimore signed Willie Snead. This could be the ideal landing spot for Jackson. Baltimore needs a QB for the future and Jackson would be just that. He would look fierce in purple.
17. LA Chargers- Vita Vea, DT, Washington 18. Seattle Seahawks- Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville 19. Dallas Cowboys- Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU 20. Detroit Lions- Harold Landry, Edge, BC 21. Cincinnati Bengals- James Daniels, C, Iowa
*22. Denver Broncos - Kolton Miller, T, UCLA
(Changed from Isaiah Wynn, to Cleveland)
23 New England Patriots- Isaiah Wynn, T/G/C, Georgia
(Changed from Lamar Jackson)
Quick analysis: Lamar Jackson could still go to New England if he falls to 23, which would be the story of the night.
24. Carolina Panthers- Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
(Changed from Will Hernandez)
Quick analysis: Ridley should be in play for Dallas at 19, but if he falls, Carolina should run to the podium.
25. Tennesse Titans- Marcus Davenport, Edge, UTSA 26. Atlanta Falcons- Taven Bryan, DT, Florida 27. New Orleans Saints - Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina 28. Pittsburgh Steelers- Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama 29. Jacksonville Jaguars- D.J Moore, WR, Maryland 30. Minnesota Vikings- Will Hernandez, G, UTEP
(Changed from Kolton Miller)
31. New England Patriots- Leighton Vander Esch LB, Boise State
32. Philadelphia Eagles
RB Derrius Guice RB Sony Michel S Justin Reid DE/DT Maurice Hurst CB Donte Jackson OT Connor Williams OT Brian O'Neil TE Dallas Goedert WR Christian Kirk
The pick: Derrius Guice, RB, LSU
I’m staying with Guice.
They missed out on Dalvin Cook last year, but do not miss out on a dynamic running back of the future this time around. This is more luxury than need, but the Eagles don't really have a glaring need.
However, Jay Ajayi is a free agent at seasons end, and I don’t think they believe that Corey Clement is an every down running back. So addressing running back at 32 makes a lot of sense.
Guice could go as high as 13 to Washington, but like we saw with Cook last year, running backs do fall. In this case the Eagles get a player that they have a TON of interest in. They have met with Guice privately twice, including just yesterday. If he is on the board at 32, he would be too good to pass up.
Full draft class ...
32: Derrius Guice, RB, LSU 130: Desmond Harrison, T, West Georgia 132: Jerome Baker , LB, Ohio state - Changed from Fred Warner 169: Troy Fumagalli, TE, Wisconsin 206: Troy Apke, S, Penn State 250: Malik Reaves, CB, Villanova
Option 2: Trade
We highlighted the trade scenarios in an article earlier today. A trade remains the likely scenario, especially if Guice is of the board.
With the way this mock draft played out, Denver could be looking to trade up for a QB. In this case it’s Mason Rudolph.
Denver receives pick #32
Eagles receive picks #40 and #106
The pick: Sony Michel, RB, Georgia
This would be the dream scenario for the Eagles. Some mocks have Michel falling due to injury. Again, like we saw with Dalvin Cook last year, running backs do fall.
Full draft class....
40: Sony Michel, RB, Georgia 106: Kyzir White, S, WVU 130: Desmond Harrison, T, West Georgia 132: Jerome Baker, LB, Ohio State 169: Troy Fumagalli, TE, Wisconsin 206: Bradley Bozeman, C, Alabama 250: Malik Reaves, CB, Villanova
The Eagles are in a great position to either take an impact player at 32, or trade back. If Guice or Leighton Vander Esch are sitting at 32, it will be tough for the Birds to pass. But trading down and still landing an impact player like Sony Michel or Justin Reid is ideal.
Positions I believe the Eagles will look to address are RB, TE, O line, safety and LB.
Tomorrow we will have a best remaining list and targets for the Birds moving forward!