As free agency period starts to slow down and all of the big signings done, the NFL Draft is the next focus for the 32 teams a month from now.
Of course that being that the current world situation surrounding the coronavirus has not gotten worse and hopefully turn the corner to a solution that gets us back to life as we knew it.
As fo now, all eyes are on the NFL off-season for its sports entertainment.
Now the focus is on the draft and the KSRN mock draft number two is as follows:
#1) Bengals: Joe Burrow QB, LSU: Still the number one selection, as there has not been too many number one pick teams move out of that spot. Tua Tagovailoa was not able to perform a pro-day due to the shut down of things around the world through the coronavirus, and his health will remain a big question and perhaps drop his stock and leaving Burrow the prize for the quarterback hungry Bengals.
#2) Redskins: Chase Young DE, Ohio St: This pick could also still be traded to another quarterback hungry team like the Dolphins, Chargers, or maybe the Patriots come up to get their next franchise guy. To get to this position will require giving up a boat load, so the Redskins themselves could take a quarterback but when it comes to the best player on the board Chase Young is hard to pass up.
#3) Lions: Jeff Okudah CB, Ohio St.: Back to back Ohio St. picks in the draft here at three. The Lions losing Darius Slay and Head Coach Matt Patricia may be looking for a corner that he can actually call “elite” in Jeff Okudah, not only fill a great need but also give the Lions that lockdown guy that will allow the Bill Belichick copycat to run what he wants on defense.
#4) Giants: Tristan Wirfs OT, Iowa: After Tristan Wirfs performance at the combine, Giants need to think of their future quarterback Daniel Jones protection and holes be opened for their star running back Saquan Barkley. To catch up with the NFC east leading Cowboys this move has to be made because that division is pretty much black and blue. A big O-line runs the east and the Giants can add a guy that will be special in that regard.
#5) Dolphins: Tua Tagovailoa QB, Alabama: Although Tua could not have his scheduled pro-day, it is no question he could very well still be the number one quarterback in this draft and the Dolphins will be getting their next franchise changing signal caller. Someone may also come up to this number five spot perhaps the Patriots could replace Brady with this move but regardless the team, the pick at five will be Tua.
#6) Chargers: Justin Herbert QB, Oregon: The chargers made no move in free agency with many veteran experienced quarterbacks out on the market, and will start the season with Tyrod taylor as their starter. This is a clear sign that the Chargers are going to go after their next franchise signal caller, Herbert may not be ready to start right away and can sit under Taylor for a season. Herbert replacing Rivers almost seems like the same guy taking over, but this new version can be a little mobile if need be.
#7) Panthers: Jerry Jeudy WR, Alabama: Here is where our draft takes an unexpected turn. Panthers are a team in need of everything football could offer, but this is a star driven league and the talent in this draft will give a rebuilding team something to build on. The new acquired Teddy Bridgewater will need weapons to throw the ball too, and Christian Mccaffrey can’t carry the entire load like he did all year last year going forward. Jerry Jeudy is listed as the best wide receiver in the draft, and can be an almost sure thing.
#8) Cardinals: Isaiah Simmons LB, Clemson: The Cardinals are sitting in a great spot in the draft, with draft talent on defense, offensive line, and receiver it is almost impossible for the Cardinals to make a bad move at this position. Steve Keim has been a super star this off-season with his very known moves so far in free agency and trades, clearly his easiest opportunity to improve on his first round drafting by taking the best defensive player in the draft in Simmons.
#9) Jaguars: Derrick Brown DL, Auburn: The Jags dumped all of their defensive star players in the off-season, so it only makes sense to try and rebuild it from scratch and Derrick Brown is a great starting point.
#10) Browns: Jedrick Wills OT, Alabama: A team that has talent in almost every position except the position that is most important to the franchise quarterback the offensive line, and Wills can bring a little more comfort to Baker Mayfield and allow their offense to function the way intended with all those weapons.
Stay tuned for the final mock draft a week before the day of the draft, with the events surrounding coronavirus hopefully the NFL can stay on track with the league year to give us all some form of sports normalcy.