Mock drafts are fun exercises for football fans to be able to look forward into what might be their team’s future, whether their team is eliminated in the middle of the season or ends up hoisting the Lombardi trophy.

Mocks have relevance year-round, even if we know the accuracy is going to be spotty at best. They can be used for becoming familiarized with prospect names and potential value, but the truth of the matter is, mock drafts don’t really hold much accuracy until after the main portion of free agency is winding down.

So, instead of doing a post-NFL Combine mock draft last week, just to have those picks and prediction wiped away by free agency signings, PewterReport.com waited to give fans a much more realistic view of team needs after the initial stages of free agency began to calm down.

I decided to set this mock draft up a little different. Since I know there are fans who just want to read a list of names for which prospects went where, I’ve provided the mock in table form at the bottom of this and every page. If that’s all you came for, you can read and be on your way. However, if you’d like to find out why I had a prospect slotted to a certain team, you can click the “analysis” button next to each pick for an explanation of how we got there. 

There are still a few big names free agents yet to be signed and moved, but with most free agent needs filled or met, here’s a look at what each NFL team is looking at with free agents signed and draft needs a little more clear. 

# Team Pick Reason
1 Cleveland Browns Myles Garrett Analysis
2 San Francisco 49ers DeShone Kizer Analysis
3 Chicago Bears Jon Allen Analysis
4 Jacksonville Jaguars O.J. Howard Analysis
5 Tennessee Titans Corey Davis Analysis
6 New York Jets Deshaun Watson Analysis
7 Los Angeles Chargers Malik McDowell Analysis
8 Carolina Panthers Forrest Lamp Analysis
9 Cincinnati Bengals Garett Bolles Analysis
10 Buffalo Bills Mike Williams Analysis
11 New Orleans Saints Marshon Lattimore Analysis
12 Cleveland Browns Jamal Adams Analysis
13 Arizona Cardinals Malik Hooker Analysis
14 Philadelphia Eagles  Quincy Wilson Analysis
15 Indianapolis Colts Ryan Ramczky Analysis
16 Baltimore Ravens Budda Baker Analysis
17 Washington Redskins John Ross Analysis
18 Tennessee Titans Haason Reddick Analysis
19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers David Njoku Analysis
20 Denver Broncos Evan Engram Analysis
21 Detroit Lions Reuben Foster Analysis
22 Miami Dolphins Gareon Conley Analysis
23 New York Giants Christian McCaffrey Analysis
24 Oakland Raiders Obi Melifonwu Analysis
25 Houston Texans Mitchell Trubisky Analysis
26 Seattle Seahawks Taylor Moton Analysis
27 Kansas City Chiefs Dalvin Cook Analysis
28 Dallas Cowboys Derek Barnett Analysis
29 Green Bay Packers Tim Williams Analysis
30 Pittsburgh Steelers Carl Lawson Analysis
31 Atlanta Falcons Solomon Thomas Analysis
32 New Orleans Saints Curtis Samuel Analysis

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About the Author: Trevor Sikkema

Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: trevor@pewterreport.com
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RootsCrew
RootsCrew
4 years ago

Passing on Cook for a TE (not named Howard) is just not something I can agree with.

jerseybucsfan
4 years ago

Passing on Barnett would irk me as well. I would go Barnett, Cook and then Njoku.

Hank Scorpio
4 years ago

I can’t wait to read all the mad comments for passing on Cook.

I like your analysis Trevor, but I have a hard time seeing Cook make it passed the Colts at 15.

I’m fine with Njoku because he’s already really good and his ceiling is as high, if not higher than Howard’s.

Also, Fournette slides to the 2nd? Have to imagine the Jags would be tripping over themselves to draft him if the Browns pass on him

FLyBoy
Reply to  Trevor Sikkema
4 years ago

Trevor I have enjoyed your analysis from the get-go. I do enjoy reading your thoughts and how you break down the players. I’ll take your analysis any day over Mel Kiper. But, this analysis I cannot fathom being correct. How would the Bucs pass on Cook, McCaffrey, and Fournette for Njoku? If the RB FA were more reliable, then I can see something like this happening but, it isn’t. Im not trying to take anything away from Njoku, I think he is going to be a stud TE in the next few years but there is no way we pass… Read more »