Mock Draft Picks 8-12

  1. Lions: Bryce Young, Quarterback, Alabama The Lions have been in potential trade talks all week so we don’t rule out a move here. But if they stay out this pick has to be a Quarterback. The Qb position has been a revolving door or older inefficient quarterbacks. Bryce Young can step in and perform day one. He has been a top prospect for years. Has a live arm and is able to throw just as well outside the pocket as he does from inside. His ability to escape pressure and extend plays is as good as you’ll see in college. Looks comfortable while improvising, but when he’s on the move keeps his eyes downfield looking to throw, not to run. Above average mobility but not a burner. He has amazing touch and accuracy on the deep ball, and shows the ability to lead receivers to the open holes in zones. He is a natural leader who will be able to lead the team from the first practice on.
  2. Niners: Will Craig, Left Tackle, Cal. San Francisco has been in trade talks all week long so this pick can really go a few different ways. We like them taking Will Craig as their line is on the older spectrum currently. Craig has played left tackle in college but projects more on the right side or at guard at the next level. Has elite footwork which puts him in the best position to win snap after snap. Pancakes defenders on what seems like every drive, has the competitive nasty streak teams love. The division has some stout interior lineman so having someone who can play inside and outside is a massive advantage for the Niners.
  3. Steelers: Kayshon Boutte, Wide Receiver, LSU. Pittsburg is coming off it’s worst season in recent memory and lacks big play ability athletes in its wide receiving core. Boutte will did that issue day one. He possesses field-stretching ability while providing the home run-hitting plays. Quick off the line and accelerates to top speed in a hurry. Shows good long speed that contributes to his ability to stretch the field. Natural pass catcher who will win 50-50 balls when given the chance. Similar build to Stefan Diggs, who will attack the middle of the field when asked. He can work in the slot or out wide. Polished as a route runner, and knows how to leverage a db to get open play after play.
  4. Falcons: Paris Johnson jr, Left Tackle, Ohio State. Atlanta has stock piled first round picks in this years draft. They have a young mobile quarterback and take the top remaining tackle on the board to protect his blindside for years to come. Paris is an elite pass blocking tackle who may be the strongest player in this years draft. Will absolutely level second level defenders in the run game and finishes blocks with authority. His footwork sometimes gets sloppy and he can play to high which allows him to be beat by smaller quicker ends. If he continues to work on his footwork he should be an all pro tackle quickly.
  5. Football team: Myles Murphy, Left End, Clemson. Washington traded away Montez Sweat and is in a division with Daniel Jones, Dak, and Carson Wentz. Except them to fortify the defensive line multiple times this draft. In Murphy they get a bigger edge defender with good length but a strong, wide frame that presents positional versatility. Possesses elite combine athleticism. Effective and active with the ability to play all over the line. Has strong hands and long arms – which he uses effectively to control and shed blockers. He has the speed to track down any quarterback in the division, and will make a living attacking off the edge.
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