The Branded Mock

Welcome to the 2019 edition of “Glocks Mock” (now 2.0). There are a million of these on the internet and they are all meaningless, but they are also fun and addicting.

The 2019 draft is shaping up to be something special. There isn’t exactly that true # 1 can’t miss prospect, but this class as a whole is very solid. The defensive group has a shot to be a historic class, and there enough skill players to keep the casual fan intrigued.

The talent isn’t the only intriguing part heading into tonight. This draft is full of wildcards (Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock, Daniel Snyder) and new blood (Kliff Kingsbury, Matt LaFleur, Zach Taylor, Brian Flores etc.) that could make the next three days very interesting. It’s anyones guess where these players will land, thankfully that’s why we’re here.

This will have an Eagles flare to it as I will take an in-depth look at their selection and mock their 7 round draft.

Branded Mock 1.0

1. Arizona Cardinals: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

There is too much smoke here for this not to be true. The Raiders could make a last minute dash for this pick as they have been linked to Murray as well. Kingsbury LOVES Murray and is looking to make a splash. The next domino to fall would be Josh Rosen.

2. San Francisco 49ers: Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State

This should be a lock.

3. New York Jets: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama

This is about as safe as it gets. They could trade it, but I’m not sure there will be a suitor. If they stay at 3 and he’s on the board.. Williams is the pick.

4. Oakland Raiders: Ed Oliver, DT, Houston

The Raiders will reportedly make a “surprise” pick here. Oliver would be somewhat of a surprise. I have no clue what the Raiders are going to do with this pick, but Oliver is my best guess. If we’re really talking about a true “wow” moment, maybe they go with Drew Lock? That would certainly shock some people.

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Devin White, LB, LSU

The Bucs will take the best defensive player on the board…. it just depends on who they think that player is. They have been linked to Devin White, who has the potential to be the best player in this draft.

6. New York Giants: Josh Allen, Edge, Kentucky

The Giants should probably draft a QB here but I don’t think they will. Their starting D ends are RJ McIntosh and BJ Hill, so they clearly need a pass rusher. If not Allen, then Montez Sweat. Allen would be a steal for the Giants. I’d actually be a little pissed if he falls to them.

7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jawaan Taylor, T, Florida

The Jags take the top o-lineman to protect Nicky Franchise. They also need weapons in the worst way, so it’s possible they reach for a skill player or trade down.

8. 🚨 TRADE** Washington Redskins: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Reports out of Detroit indicate that the Lions want to trade down and reports out of Washington indicate that the Redskins love Haskins. If the love him that much they will need to trade up to beat Denver, Cinci and Miami to the punch.

9. Buffalo Bills: TJ Hockenson, TE, Iowa

The Bills need to do two things- protect Josh Allen and put weapons around him. Hockenson can do both. I thought long and hard about a lineman here and a possible trade down, but Hockenson crosses off all the boxes. They have been burnt by Gronk forever, now they get their Gronk.

10. Denver Broncos: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

They have been linked throughout the draft process. The Broncos need a QB for the future, and on top of that, they don’t even have a NFL caliber backup on the roster. Lock has the arm strength that I feel would catch Elway’s attention. He can sit behind Flacco for a year and learn the position. It makes perfect sense.

11. 🚨 Trade*** Carolina Panthers: Andre Dillard, T, Wash State

The Panthers and Texans are rumored to have interest in trading up for a tackle. I have the Panthers making the leap. They need to protect Cam. Either team would probably have to at least get above Green Bay or maybe higher to get the guy they want.

12. Green Bay Packers: Jonah Williams, T/G Alabama

They upgraded their defense in free agency so the draft should be all about helping Aaron Rodgers. A solid o-lineman is a start.

13. Miami Dolphins: Christian Wilkins, DT Clemson

Miami needs every position so a trade back would make sense, but instead I have them ripping my heart out early and taking Christian Wilkins. I believe Wilkins is the perfect fit for the Eagles.

14 Atlanta Falcons: Byron Murphy, CB Washington

The Falcons should take a defensive player here. Every time I watched them last year I saw opposing wide receivers catching passes and running all over the field. It’s been reported they want an interior pass rusher (if Wilkins makes it, sure) but they could use a corner IMO.

15. Detroit Lions via Wash: Brian Burns, Edge, FSU

Detroit trades back and gets the guy they wanted at 8. They need all the help they can get on defense. Burns can form a nice duo with Trey Flowers in Patricia’s defense.

16. Cincinnati Bengals via Carolina: Devin Bush, LB Michigan

They hold off on taking a QB on offense and draft one on defense instead. They could also use a pass rusher.

17. New York Giants: Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

I don’t like him, but I think they do. Eli’s eventual replacement should be there at 17 for them to take.

18. Minnesota Vikings: Garrett Bradbury, C, NC State

Vikings need help on the o-line. From everything I’ve read—and now I’m passing on to you— this seems like a lock. They could also be a trade up candidate for one of the top tackles. Maybe with Buffalo??

19. Tennessee Titans: Rashan Gary, DT/DE Michigan

I don’t know who the Titans will take here, but they need a dynamic interior d-lineman, so Gary would make a ton of sense. He’s been falling due to a shoulder injury.

20. Pittsburgh Steelers: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU

The Steelers have been connected with Greedy throughout this process. They need a corner. It makes a lot of sense.

21. Seattle Seahawks: Clelin Ferrell, Edge, Clemson

The Seahawks need a pass rusher after the Clark trade. They take a guy who I would like for the Eagles.

22. Baltimore Ravens: Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma

With the Eagles only 3 picks away, this would hurt. John Harbaugh apparently likes big wide receivers, but how could you pass Brown at this spot? He’s a stud and their current # 1 wide receiver is Willie Snead. If the Eagles want Brown they will have to leap the Ravens.

23. Houston Texans: Cody Ford G/T Oklahoma

The Texans could trade up (which could help the Eagles land Ford) but I have them staying at 23. They should take an offensive lineman here and Ford is the best available.

24. Oakland Raiders: Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama

Everyone has this and so do I. Jacobs goes one pick before the Eagles.

🚨 On the clock: Philadelphia Eagles

The candidates…

Montez Sweat, Edge

Dexter Lawrence, DT

Chris Lindstrom, G

Jeffery Simmons, DE/DT

Jerry Tillery, DT

D.K. Metcalf, WR

N’Keal Harry, WR

Parris Campbell, WR

Jonathan Abram, S, Miss State

The pick: Jeffery Simmons, DT, Miss State

(Changed from Dexter Lawrence after Jernigan re-signed)

Now that the Eagles re-signed Tim Jernigan to a one-year deal, I doubt Lawrence will be the pick at 25. They already didn’t have any dire needs, and now have even more depth on the d-line. In a perfect world Christian Wilkins or Cody Ford would fall to 25. Wilkins is tailor made for this defense, while Ford could start right away at right guard. However both players are probably going to be off the board. I have Marquise Brown going to Baltimore although I’d love to see him fall to 25. If Montez Sweat is still available at 25 it’s because his medicals didn’t check out. I am going to switch this pick to Jeffery Simmons despite the fact that he will miss next season. Simmons is a top 10 talent who would be ready to go the following season. The Eagles got burnt with Sidney Jones but an ACL is a much easier recovery. Simmons could turn out to be a very solid pick.

26. Indianapolis Colts: Jonathan Abram, S, Miss State

Colts could use some secondary help. Abram is the top safety in the draft.

27. Oakland Raiders: Will Grier, QB, WVU

The Raiders take a QB in round 1 and get that 5th year option. Derek Carr isn’t the answer. I personally think Grier is the third best QB in the draft. Not sure if he can be a true franchise guy, but what do the Raiders have to lose?

28. LA Chargers: Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson

The Chargers could use help on the d-line. Lawrence is an absolute beast and would fit in perfectly.

29. Seattle Seahawks: N’Keal Harry, WR, ASU

I could see Seattle trading out of this spot, but if they don’t then they should get Russell Wilson a weapon.

30. Green Bay Packers: D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss

I think this pick will be a weapon for Rodgers. They desperately need WR help. I have Metcalf falling a bit but I can’t see him completely falling out of the first round.

31. LA Rams Erick McCoy, G/C Texas A&M

McCoy fills a need for a team that doesn’t have many needs. They could also look to trade out of this pick.

32. New England Patriots: Noah Fant TE, Iowa

The Pats get their Gronk replacement.

– Full Eagles mock

*Eagles trade Nelson Agholor to Jacksonville for pick 109.*

25: Jeffery Simmons, DT, Miss State

53: Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State (Potential trade up 🚨)

With the Eagles taking the best player on the board at 25, they can attack a need at 53 and/or trade up to land a player they like. I doubt Parris Campbell will fall this far, but for some reason I feel that the Eagles will be drafting him at some point. If he falls out of the first round they could very well trade up to snag him. They could also draft him at 25 if they really like him that much, but I think that’s a bit of a reach.

Campbell would be a major weapon for Doug Pederson and Carson Wentz. He can play right away in the slot and eventually move to the outside. Pederson could get creative with Campbell’s lightening speed and unique ability.

57: Juan Thornhill, S, UVA

Other possible targets: WR Terry McLaurin, WR Hakeem Butler, WR Andy Isabella

Ballhawk type safety that fits what the Eagles do. He can be Malcolm Jenkins’ heir apparent.

109 via Jacksonville: Justice Hill, RB, Oklahoma State

Solid pass catching ability. Would be a nice compliment to Jordan Howard. He was brought in for an official visit.

127: Yodny Cajuste, T, WVU

Cajuste’s stock has been dropping because of quad surgery and questions about his motor. But believe me, this kid can play. He’s very athletic and fundamentally sound. He would be a steal here for the Eagles, plus they love WVU guys.

138: Vosean Joseph, LB Florida

A coverage linebacker, which the Eagles love. Would fill a major hole. I expect them to draft a LB at some point.

163: Hajalte Froholdt, G, Arkansas

An athletic guard who, from everything I read, fits what the Eagles like. They even brought had him in for a visit.

197: Demarcus Christmas, DT, FSU

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