- New York Giants
Deandre Baker CB Georgia
The Giants could use corners right now and will likely become a primary need next offseason. Baker would fill the void as he is an exceptional press-man cover corner who is tall and physical. He played well against Oklahoma in the Semi-Final game- especially in press man, he tends to struggle sometimes in Zone. If he fixes that up next season he should be an early 1st round pick.
- Tennessee Titans
Dexter Lawrence DT Clemson
Interior defensive lineman was a popular pick for the Titans in many 2018 mock drafts, but if they failed to draft one entirely, it is likely that the position will again find its way to the Titans in many mock drafts. Lawrence is a disruptive defensive tackle who has the potential to be a better prospect than Vita Vea was this year (12th overall to Bucs) and eventually a Ndamukong Suh– like ceiling.
- Detroit Lions
Rashan Gary DL Michigan
Assuming Ziggy Ansah is no longer a Lion after this season, the Lions will be desperately looking for a stout D-lineman and if this were the scenario they would likely be deciding between Clellin Ferrell of Clemson and Rahsan Gary, both are terrific against both the pass and the run. Ferrel may be more pro-ready right now, but Gary, a former #1 overall recruit coming out of High School, maybe a better prospect with better potential at the next level this time next year.
- Baltimore Ravens
Deebo Samuel WR South Carolina
The Ravens have been missing a certain explosiveness of offense for years now and getting someone like Samuel to eventual pair with Lamar Jackson will change the Baltimore Ravens persona. With Terrell Suggs only getting older, the Ravens could target a Pass Rusher early on, but Samuel is too enticing to pass up.
- Seattle Seahawks
Trey Adams OT Washington
The Seahawks were in need of a tackle in this year’s draft and didn’t address the position until round five. They should be looking to target the position early and getting Adams at 15 could be ideal. Adams is the anchor of a Washington offense that has been very good the last few years. If Adams can continue his high-level play, he should be a shoe-in for the first round.
- Los Angeles Chargers
Shea Patterson QB Michigan
At this point, Patterson is sheer potential. His 2019 draft stock is entirely depended on his performance this year. He has a perfect situation to greatly improve his draft stock by playing on the biggest stage at Michigan. Patterson has the size (6’2″) and the arm strength to go high in the draft next year, it all depends on this season. With Philip Rivers continuing to age the chargers will have to begin searching for his successor, and Patterson can be that guy.
- Denver Broncos
Levonta Taylor CB Florida State
If Case Keenum doesn’t pan out, the Broncos will likely be in search for a Quarterback next year, but that question can’t be answered until after the season. So for now, the Broncos could use a cornerback early to go along with this year’s 3rd round pick Isaac Yiadom. Taylor is on the shorter side at just 5’9″ but he has quick hips and is a physical corner who can be aggressive and disrupt a receiver’s routes. With Derwin James out of Tallahassee, Taylor will be the man in the secondary, which could boost his stock.
- Oakland Raiders
Josh Allen OLB Kentucky
At this point, Allen is purely potential. He shows flashes of supreme athleticism, making him look unblockable, but other times he completely disappears. If he is able to find more consistency, his draft stock could soar and he could be a top 10 pick, but for now, he looks more like a mid-1st round prospect.
- Kansas City Chiefs
Christian Wilkins DT Clemson
Wilkins is yet another member of the stout Clemson Defensive line that could have 4 first rounders next April. Wilkins is maybe the biggest and most physical and has become a force in the run game who excels at taking up space with his mammoth 6’4″ 310 lb frame. Wilkins should fill the void at D-tackle left by Dontari Poe.
- Houston Texans
Michael Jackson CB Miami
The Texans have yet to find a replacement for A.j. Bouye since he left in Free Agency to division rival Jaguars. Jackson will provide a long aggressive presence in the secondary. At 6’2″ 195 lbs, Jackson has ideal size to be a starting corner in the NFL. He was apart of the aggressive turnover-hungry Hurricanes defense that popularized the turnover chain. Jackson was awarded the chain 4 times on interceptions and looks to build on that this season.