NFL Mock Draft 6.0: Giants, Jets hold line, Tua Tagovailoa drops
It’s here. Finally.
A live sporting event of sorts to take our minds off this pandemic.
High drama, compelling theater, tears and cheers for all those collegiate stars whose dreams come true.
The Serby Mock 6.0 does not include trades, features a Tua Tagovailoa fall and a surprise landing spot when all is said and done with the first virtual draft on Thursday night.
Let the run on offensive tackles and wide receivers begin, and don’t forget to boo Roger Goodell:
1. Cincinnati Bengals — Joe Burrow (QB, LSU)
Now everyone in the AFC North except the Steelers has its young franchise quarterback. Riverfront Joe, The Pride of Athens, Ohio.
2. Washington Redskins — Chase Young (DE, Ohio State)
At least Giants fans who are disconsolate over losing the Week 16 Chase Young Bowl won’t have to endure him hugging Goodell — BOOOO! — on stage. A double-digit sacker for HC Ron Rivera and DC Jack Del Rio.
3. Detroit Lions — Jeff Odukah (CB, Ohio State)
GM Bob Quinn is eager to trade down. DT Derrick Brown and Isaiah Simmons are in the conversation. A bluechip bookend to Desmond Trufant to replace Darius Slay.
4. New York Giants — Jedrick Wills, (OT, Alabama)
The Nick Saban NFL player factory delivers a Hog Mollie mauler to Dave Gettleman, even after some frightening Zoom glitches that nearly had him accidentally drafting Justin Herbert.
5. Miami Dolphins — Andrew Thomas (OT, Georgia)
Is this who they covet in a trade with the Lions? He can be their LT for the next decade for their QB of the Future.
6. Los Angeles Chargers — Justin Herbert (QB, Oregon)
HC Anthony Lynn may be enamored with Tyrod Taylor, but why pass on a QB of the Future?
7. Carolina Panthers — Isaiah Simmons (LB/S, Clemson)
The Matt Rhule Era begins with the dynamic Swiss Army knife who replaces retired Luke Kuechly … and just about anyone else the rookie HC asks him to.
8. Arizona Cardinals — Derrick Brown (DT, Auburn)
Let’s see how well the Seahawks and 49ers can run on a triumvirate featuring Jordan Phillips and Corey Peters.
9. Jacksonville Jaguars — C.J. Henderson (CB, Florida)
The Falcons will be calling, but Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye are gone.
10. Cleveland Browns — Mekhi Becton (OT, Louisville)
If legendary former Browns LT Joe Thomas is confident O-line coach Bill Callahan can get the most out of this agile, mobile and hostile 6-foot-7¹/₂, 364-pounder, and let Baker Mayfield hide behind a bookend for RT Jack Conklin and let Nick Chubb run behind him.
11. New York Jets — Tristan Wirfs (OT, Iowa)
If Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz is confident this freakish 6-5, 322-pounder can handle left tackle, Joe Douglas will gladly believe him to keep his promise to Sam Darnold’s parents to protect him.
12. Las Vegas Raiders — CeeDee Lamb (WR, Oklahoma)
Jon Gruden might have to be restrained from taking Tua, but GM Mike Mayock picks a charismatic yards-after-catch monster who can give Derek Carr much-needed help and make everyone forget the Antonio Brown fiasco.
13. San Francisco 49ers — Henry Ruggs III (WR, Alabama)
Think about Kyle Shanahan inserting a 4.27 burner like this as the perfect complement to Deebo Samuel.
14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Josh Jones (OT, Houston)
Bruce Arians is desperate enough to protect Tom Brady so he can throw to Rob Gronkowski again that he reaches for a blocker with the most experience to plug the right side.
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15. Denver Broncos — Jerry Jeudy (WR, Alabama)
John Elway lands his complement to Courtland Sutton after red flags surface about Jeudy’s knee.
16. Atlanta Falcons — Javon Kinlaw (DT, South Carolina)
A massive, violent powerhouse who slides only because of past knee tendinitis.
17. Dallas Cowboys — Justin Jefferson (WR, LSU)
A high-character toy in the slot for Dak Prescott to make life easier on Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup … and Zeke.
18. Miami Dolphins — Tua Tagovailoa (QB, Alabama)
Will he drop this far? Really? If owner Stephen Ross signs off on the medicals, if he listens to Nick Saban and fears missing out on a left-handed Drew Brees, perhaps he can pull the trigger here and validate the Tank For Tua movement knowing that he can redshirt behind Ryan Fitzpatrick.
19. Las Vegas Raiders — A.J. Terrell (CB, Clemson)
Mayock loves Dabo Swinney’s players the way Gettleman loves Hog Mollies, and a bookend for Trayvon Mullen upgrades his 25th-ranked pass defense.
20. Jacksonville Jaguars — K’Lavon Chaisson (LB, LSU)
A pass-rush prospect who can replace Yannick Ngakoue once he is traded.
21. Philadelphia Eagles — Brandon Aiyuk (WR, Arizona State)
DeSean Jackson is 33, Alshon Jeffery’s days appear numbered and Carson Wentz needs an explosive, young, 6-1, 208-pound playmaker with 4.5 speed and 40-inch vertical leap who averaged an insane 10.9 yards after catch.
22. Minnesota Vikings — Jaylon Johnson (CB, Utah State)
Mike Zimmer craves a 6-foot, 195-pound corner to replenish his depleted secondary with Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford on the schedule.
23. New England Patriots — Cesar Ruiz (C/G, Michigan)
Quality insurance for C David Andrews, who missed 2019 with a blood clot in his lungs, and G Joe Thuney, who could be traded to the Dolphins.
24. New Orleans Saints — Kenneth Murray (LB, Oklahoma)
Sean Payton missed out on Jamie Collins and lost A.J. Klein, so this high-character, 6-2, 241-pound sideline-to-sideline defender makes sense.
25. Minnesota Vikings — Austin Jackson (OT, USC)
Riley Reiff needs to move to guard, so here’s a new LT for Kirk Cousins.
26. Miami Dolphins — Xavier McKinney (S, Alabama)
Another Saban favorite with the instincts and versatility to fill the void left by the trade of Minkah Fitzpatrick.
27. Seattle Seahawks — Yetur Gross-Matos, (DE, Penn State)
Jadeveon Clowney remains in limbo, and Pete Carroll can never have enough young pass-rushers with length.
28. Baltimore Ravens — Patrick Queen (LB, LSU)
Undersized at 6-1, 227 pounds, but Plays Like A Raven enough for Wink Martindale to be his replacement for C.J. Mosley.
29. Tennessee Titans — Isaiah Wilson (OT, Georgia)
Colleague Zach Braziller vouches for the smashmouth Brooklyn giant (6-6¹/₂, 350 pounds) to replace Conklin and clear the way for Derrick Henry.
30. Green Bay Packers — Jordan Love (QB, Utah State)
Aaron Rodgers can teach this project to be patient, but he’ll get his receiver in the second round.
31. San Francisco 49ers — Ross Blacklock (DT, TCU)
A trade out of the round is possible because GM John Lynch’s next pick is No. 156, but here’s an interior disruptor to replace DeForest Buckner.
32. Kansas Chiefs — Jeff Gladney (CB, TCU)
Brett Veach and Andy Reid can use a feisty 5-10 corner because Kendall Fuller left for the Redskins and Bashaud Breeland is signed for just one year.
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