Today is the day, everyone — the final day of mock drafts* because the 2019 NFL Draft is right around the corner!
*until Sunday evening when everyone starts posting 2020 mock drafts
My hypothesis has always been that correctly predicting the first round is a bit like throwing darts. Yes, some teams are more likely to pick one player or one position over another. If a team obviously needs a quarterback, you can limit your scope. But others... who knows?!
That’s why I bribed my daughter, Ruthie, with ice cream cake to give us her guess at how the entire first round will turn out! You can view the video at our Facebook here but the picks are below.
|1||Arizona Cardinals||TE T.J. Hockenson||Iowa|
|2||San Francisco 49ers||OL Jawaan Taylor||Florida|
|3||New York Jets||DL Quinnen Williams||Alabama|
|4||Oakland Raiders||OL Andre Dillard||Washington St.|
|5||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||DL Rashan Gary||Michigan|
|6||New York Giants||CB Sean Bunting||C. Michigan|
|7||Jacksonville Jaguars||DL Clelin Ferrell||Clemson|
|8||Detroit Lions||DL Nick Bosa||Ohio St.|
|9||Buffalo Bills||QB Daniel Jones||Duke|
|10||Denver Broncos||DL Zach Allen||Boston College|
|11||Cincinnati Bengals||LB Devin White||LSU|
|12||Green Bay Packers||CB Greedy Williams||LSU|
|13||Miami Dolphins||WR Terry McLaurin||Ohio St.|
|14||Atlanta Falcons||DL Jaylon Ferguson||Louisiana Tech|
|15||Washington||DL Josh Allen||Kentucky|
|16||Carolina Panthers||WR N'Keal Harry||Arizona St.|
|17||New York Giants||DL Chase Winovich||Michigan|
It was at this point that Ruthie had eaten all her ice cream cake, so naturally she quit.
But that’s why you have two children, folks.
As my youngest, Matthew, was eating his oatmeal for breakfast, I had him draw the remaining names out of a hat and here’s what we got!
|18||Minnesota Vikings||WR Marquise Brown||Oklahoma|
|19||Tennessee Titans||OL Kaleb McGary||Washington|
|20||Pittsburgh Steelers||DL Montez Sweat||Miss. State|
|21||Seattle Seahawks||CB DeAndre Baker||Georgia|
|22||Baltimore Ravens||S Juan Thornhill||Virginia|
|23||Houston Texans||WR Hakeem Butler||Iowa St.|
|24||Oakland Raiders||OL Cody Ford||Oklahoma|
|25||Philadelphia Eagles||DL Jeffery Simmons||Miss. State|
|26||Indianapolis Colts||DL Dexter Lawrence||Clemson|
|27||Oakland Raiders||RB Josh Jacobs||Alabama|
|28||Los Angeles Chargers||WR A.J. Brown||Ole Miss|
|29||Seattle Seahawks||DL Christian Wilkins||Clemson|
|30||Green Bay Packers||TE Irv Smith Jr.||Alabama|
|31||Los Angeles Rams||WR Parris Campbell||Ohio State|
|32||New England Patriots||OL Erik McCoy||Texas A&M|
Now, how did they get these players? I took the CBS Sports big board, cut up the top 60 or so players and put them in a hat. That’s it.
How do you think Ruthie and Matthew did? You think they’ll get any predictions right? Let us know in the comments below!