Harrison Final Mock Draft
First off, apologies are in order. I usually do three mocks and this season only two are being published. I finally put my biases aside for Evan Neal about the time that my second mock was ready and it felt wildly irresponsible to publish a mock draft I had no confidence in.
This is my final mock draft, so this mock has less of what I think these teams should do and is much more influenced by source-minded mock drafts like Peter Schrager's, scout-minded mock drafts like Daniel Jeremiah's, odd-based mock drafts like this one from The Draft Network and who teams have had on top-30 visits.
This mock is still three rounds so that we can squeeze as many Alabama Crimson Tide guys in as possible. Enjoy!
Harrison FInal Mock Draft: Round 1
33. Jacksonville Jaguars: Lewis Cine, S - Georgia
Safety has been a big need for the Jaguars since the departure of Ronnie Harrison. Lewis Cine is one of my favorite prospects in this draft and fits the mold of what the Jaguars are building on this new defense.
34. Detroit Lions: Nakobe Dean, LB - Georgia
Back-to-back Georgia guys to kick off the second round. Detroit is often mocked to select Dean, but the 5th-year option is far more valuable on the quarterback. Picking so early in the second makes the wait safer.
35. New York Jets: Arnold Ebiketie, EDGE - Penn State
The Jets need pass rushers. Ebiketie sneaks into the first round from time to time. He doesn't wait very long on Day 2 here.
36. New York Giants: Nik Bonitto, EDGE - Oklahoma
Maybe a bit of a surprise, but the Giants are desperate for pass rushers. Bonitto is versatile and will attack the outside edge while Karlaftis puts his hand in the dirt.
37. Houston Texans: Kair Elam, CB - Florida
Kair Elam instantly becomes the top cornerback on this team. Wow, they have a lot of needs.
38. New York Jets: Bernhard Raimann, OT - Central Michigan
Raimann likely won't be pressed into action on Day one, but he's a nice safety net and development pick considering all of the starters Gang Green has picked up so far.
39. Chicago Bears: Trevor Penning, OT - Northern Iowa
Everyone can't be a first-round pick. Penning has attitude and fundamental concerns that absolutely could see him fall out of the first round. He won't get past the Bears though. Chicago is desperate for pass blockers.
TRADE: Cowboys give up 56, 129, 167 and '23 3rd for Seahawks 40 & 153
40. Dallas Cowboys: Tyler Smith, OT - Tulsa
Our first trade of the second round sees Dallas hop up to take a promising young tackle to replace La'el Collins. With the run on tackles to start the second, the Cowboys couldn't afford to wait any longer.
41. Seattle Seahawks: Boye Mafe, EDGE - Minnesota
Boye Mafe is a stud. Seattle has messed up drafting edge rushers on a consistent basis. This one should be a no-brainer if he's still available.
42. Indianapolis Colts: Christian Watson, WR - North Dakota State
Hard to believe Christian Watson fell, but the mid-20s run on wide receivers never happened in this mock. Matt Ryan loved throwing to Julio Jones for over a decade. Watson isn't there yet, but he's cut from the same cloth.
43. Atlanta Falcons: David Ojabo, EDGE - Michigan
It bears repeating, the Falcons just won't be good for a while. They can afford to take a top-10 talent in the second round and wait for him to heal up for the future.
44. Cleveland Browns: Jahan Dotson, WR - Penn State
Cleveland needs a wide receiver to pan out as a long-term option. Jahan Dotson is a first-round talent sitting at 44. Sprint to the stage for this one.
45. Baltimore Ravens: Jalen Pitre, DB - Baylor
The Ravens were really banged-up in the secondary last year, so the need at the defensive back is skewed. Still, a talent like Jalen Pitre gives the Baltimore defense some versatility with deployment and scheme.
46. Minnesota Vikings: Kingsley Enagbare, EDGE - South Carolina
Something about Enagbare screams Viking to me. Seems like a natural fit for need and value too.
47. Washington Commanders: Abraham Lucas, OL - Washington State
Sorry, still no wide receivers. Carson Wentz has to be protected to get the ball to deep threats Terry McLaurin and Curtis Samuel.
48. Chicago Bears: Brian Asamoah, LB - Oklahoma
It's a bizarre selection, I know, but the value is there and the Bears did host him for a top-30 visit. This is a talented wide receiver class, so the urgency may not be there.
49. Minnesota Vikings: Darian Kinnard, OL - Kentucky
Darrian Kinnard was a fun guy to watch at the Senior Bowl. He can play tackle or guard for the Vikings.
50. Kansas City Chiefs: Myjai Sanders, EDGE - Cincinnati
Yeah, Myjai Sanders isn't getting out of the top-50. Kansas City has a big need on the edge and Sanders has a ton of upside.
TRADE: Patriots give up 54 and 127 for Eagles 51
51. New England Patriots: John Metchie III, WR - Alabama
It was this Alabama receiver.
Gotta pay off the punchline.
The Patriots jump the Steelers (who are also interested) to grab Mac Jones a familiar weapon.
52. Pittsburgh Steelers: Marcus Jones, CB - Houston
It's no skin off the Steelers' nose though, because they like Marcus Jones. The tiny Houston rocket can fill the glaring hole at nickel corner.
53. Green Bay Packers: Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT - Ohio State
Bit of a reach, but the Packers don't need immediate help. Petit-Frere would be in good hands as he develops.
54. Philadelphia Eagles: Perrion Winfrey, DL - Oklahoma
Perrion Winfrey stole the show at the Senior Bowl. He could be the heir-apparent to the Eagles' senior defensive lineman, Fletcher Cox.
TRADE: Ravens give up 76, 119 and 141 for Cardinals 55
55. Baltimore Ravens: Travis Jones, DL - Connecticut
I noticed Travis Jones was simply falling too far. The Ravens had the best chance to move up and grab him. The Baltimore front office doesn't miss.
56. Seattle Seahawks: Roger McCreary, CB - Auburn
Seattle's needs all seem to be at the key positions of the Super Bowl teams. Weird. Well, Seattle can hope McCreary will be the next Richard Sherman and lock down the talented offenses of the NFC West.
57. Buffalo Bills: Logan Hall, DL - Houston
Logan Hall is an egregious steal for a team as stacked as Buffalo.
58. Atlanta Falcons: Jalen Tolbert, WR - South Alabama
Here's your wide receiver. He's not a number one, but he's better than anything on the roster. It's all uphill from here, Atlanta.
59. Green Bay Packers: Trey McBride, TE - Colorado State
Aaron Rodgers is always elite, but he becomes even more dangerous with a great tight end. Trey McBride is the best in the class and comes extremely cheap.
60. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jamaree Salyer, OL - Georgia
Jamaree Salyer helps fill in the gaps of the interior offensive line. He's no Ali Marpet, but he's a big mean dude that'll get the job done.
61. San Francisco 49ers: Martin Emerson, CB - Mississippi State
San Fransisco is also still efforting to replace Richard Sherman. Signing Charvarious Ward from Kansas City was a good start. Martin Emmerson should help fill in the gaps.
62. Kansas City Chiefs: Kenneth Walker III, RB - Michigan State
Because, like Baltimore, some teams just have all the luck.
TRADE: Texans give up 68 and 108 for Bengals 63 and 136
63. Houston Texans: Jaquan Brisker, S - Penn State
Like Travis Jones before, Jaquan Brisker was falling too far. Safeties just don't have eye-catching value. Good thing the Texans need everything.
64. Denver Broncos: Chad Muma, LB - Wyoming
A local kid who can come in and be a consistent piece for a long time. Not the most pressing need, but the highest-rated available prospect among those that have had top-30 visits to Denver.
65. Jacksonville Jaguars: Quay Walker, LB - Georgia
66. Detroit Lions: Phidarian Mathis, DL - Alabama
Now that all of the Lions' highest priorities were filled, it's time to start bringing in guys that fit the mold of the team. Mathis will begin as a modern-day nose tackle in Detroit and, with good coaching, evolve into a respected interior pass-rushing threat.
67. New York Giants: Leo Chenal, LB - Wisconsin
68. Cincinnati Bengals: Rasheed Walker, OT - Penn State
69. New York Jets: Isaiah Likely, TE - Coastal Carolina
70. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dylan Parham, OL - Kentucky
71. Chicago Bears: Calvin Austin III, WR - Memphis
72. Seattle Seahawks: Desmond Ridder, QB - Cincinnati
73. Indianapolis Colts: Tariq Woolen, CB - UTSA
74. Atlanta Falcons: Sam Howell, QB - North Carolina
75. Denver Broncos: Daniel Faalele, OT - Minnesota
76. Arizona Cardinals: Drake Jackson, EDGE - USC
77. Minnesota Vikings: Kerby Joseph, S - Illinois
78. Cleveland Browns: Greg Dulcich, TE - UCLA
79. Los Angeles Chargers: Sean Rhyan, OL - UCLA
80. Houston Texans: Christian Harris, LB - Alabama
This was much farther than I anticipated Christian Harris to fall. He's got loads of talent, but his setbacks are the same as guys like Devin Bush. If he's able to overcome that, he'll be a rockstar in this league, helping to pave the way for the new age off-ball backer. He's gotta work on it quickly because despite being the Texans' 5th pick in this draft, he'd be an immediate starter.
81. New York Giants: Cordale Flatt, CB - LSU
82. Atlanta Falcons: DeMarvin Leal, DL - Texas A&M
83. Philadelphia Eagles: Deangelo Malone, EDGE - Western Kentucky
TRADE: Rams give up 104 and 211 for Giants 84
84. Los Angeles Rams: Troy Anderson, LB - Montana State
85. New England Patriots: Darrian Beavers, LB - Cincinnati
86. Las Vegas Raiders: Alontae Taylor, CB - Tennessee
87. Arizona Cardinals: Kyle Philips, WR - UCLA
88. Dallas Cowboys: Jeremy Ruckert, TE - Ohio State
89. Buffalo Bills: Nick Cross, S - Maryland
90. Tennessee Titans: Jelani Woods, TE - Virginia
91. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Eyioma Uwazurike, DL - Iowa State
TRADE: Dolphins give up 102 and '23 5th for Packers 92 and 171
92. Miami Dolphins: James Cook, RB - Georgia
93. San Francisco 49ers: Jerome Ford, RB - Cincinnati
94. Kansas City Chiefs: Alec Pierce, WR - Cincinnati
95. Cincinnati Bengals: Josh Paschal, EDGE - Kentucky
96. Denver Broncos: Coby Bryant, CB - Cincinnati
97. Detroit Lions: Cam Taylor-Britt, CB - Nebraska
98. New Orleans Saints: Eric Johnson, DL - Missouri State
TRADE: Commanders give up 113 and 230 for Browns 99
99. Washington Commanders: Brian Robinson, RB - Alabama
Look through that top-30 visit list and see how many times Brian Robinson's name comes up. It's a lot. He's going in the third round. The Washington Commanders trade up a few spots into the back of the third round to keep up with tradition in taking an Alabama prospect.
100. Baltimore Ravens: Wan'Dale Robinson, WR - Kentucky
101. Philadelphia Eagles: Jalyn Armour-Davis, CB - Alabama
Like their NFC East rivals in Washington, the Eagles have drunk from the Crimson fountain enough to know its life-altering benefits.
Okay, I'm exaggerating, but Jalyn Armour-Davis does help fill a need on a team slap full of Crimson Tide alumni. He'll need to bide his time, but after doing so at Alabama, he knows the hard work will pay off.