Round 1 Pick 4- Josh Allen – OLB Kentucky
88 tackes, 21.5 TFL and 17 sacks in his senior season is all you need to know about Josh Allen. An elite pass rushing linebacker is exactly what the Raiders need after dealing Khalil Mack to the Bears and Jon Gruden did say he needed a pass rusher more than anything coming into the offseason. Expect Josh Allen to fall into the Raiders lap and for him to be an All-Pro for years to come.
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Do the Patriots really need anyone else? Probably not, and if they do, they can probably just pick up some former practice squad heroes and turn them into to starters. Despite their dominance they will still have a first round pick and six others. Here is how I expect them to play out:
Round 1 Pick 32- Kelvin Harmon – WR NC State
I have Harmon tabbed as the next Josh Gordon, the Patriots offense looked so different with Gordon in their offense. Expect Harmon to come off the board in the first round after a monster career at NC State. 1186 yards and 7 TDs in his junior year is no joke. Belicheck loves his receivers early in the draft.
Round 1- Pick 6- Dwyane Haskins – Ohio State QB
Haskins has the size and pocket passer mentality that Giants GM David Gettleman tends to go for with his QB’s. Haskins is far and away the best QB in a particularly weak QB class. Haskins threw for 50 touchdowns at Ohio State as a one year starter. While he has the speed to be a runner, Pat Shumur’s scheme is more West Coast than other option or spread option offenses. Haskins seems like the no brainer pick to sit behind Manning in his presumed last year.
Round 2- Pick 37- Jerry Tillery- DL Notre Dame
Tillery was the anchor of a solid defensive line at Notre Dame, and will be a great addition to line up next to Dalvin Tomlinson. The Giants weakest part of their defense last year was the defensive line after Damon Harrison was traded and Oliver Vernon went down with an injury mid-season, missing half the year. Tillery will add an identity and a toughness to a beaten up defensive front four. The Giants were 30th in sacks in the NFL, so with 7 sacks in his senior year, expect the Giants to take Tillery, who will rush and take down the quarterback. Continue Reading!