Honestly, by now I’m sure you’ve got a mock-draft hangover.
To keep it interesting for this single-round mock, we’ve decided to give you a two for one.
On every slide I’ll give you a predictive pick—what I think the team would do—as well as what I would do, were I general manager.
So get your “thank goodness you aren’t a GM” comments ready.
Keep in mind, this second part will often be more general in nature.
I might say “hey they should take Khalil Mack” or I might say “they should take the best player available regardless of position.” It depends on the team and the draft spot.
Most of all, I'll warn you ahead of time that I am not buying the "tumbling quarterback" narrative.
Looking back on the mock after I finished it, one guy falls but I don't expect the apocalypse that some have predicted, nor will I be putting Tom Savage in my first two rounds round no matter how many experts suddenly decide he's one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL draft, such as NFL.com's Gil Brandt (who has him ranked suddenly as the No. 40 prospect) or ESPN.com's Todd McShay (who has him topping the second round in his latest mock ahead of Derek Carr who isn't in either round).
A few other thoughts
I don’t think we’ll see a running back in the first round like last year, and we may not in the second, either. Certainly not early in the second.
We probably will see the usual run on offensive tackles, but we may see less receivers than people expect because there is so much value in this class.
We aren’t doing trades in this mock, but will note a few likely spots or when we think a team should be thinking about it.
And with that, let’s get the ball rolling.