Fire & Ice Mock Draft
Who’s going where?
April 26, 2017
We’re back with the Fire and Ice Mock Draft. In this segment we will debate on who we think will be drafted where on Thursday night. Will the Browns go with Myles Garrett? Or surprise us all with someone of the likes of Mitch Trubisky? Please leave your thoughts below, and let us know what you think of our picks! Also be sure to tune into the draft on ESPN or live stream it on NFL.com starting at 8:00 EST.
Jake: Myles Garrett: Garrett is the slam-dunk pick here. The Browns are rebuilding and they get the best player in the draft. An instant candidate for Defensive Rookie of the Year
Grayson: Myles Garrett: Garrett is an absolute physical freak. The Browns will go after him based on his amazing combine results, but I think Garrett will end up being an average player and not live up to the hype.
San Francisco 49ers
Jake: Solomon Thomas: This pick will frustrate 49ers fans, it’s the third year in a row they have taken a defensive linemen. But Thomas, Deforrest Buckner, and Arik Armstead on the same defensive line would be a problem and a half.
Grayson: Marshon Lattimore: The best corner in the draft, the 49ers need a little of everything and i expect them to snag the shutdown corner with number two overall.
Jake Marshon Lattimore: The Bears are in dire need of a shutdown corner. Lattimore fits that bill, he’s tall, fast and has great cover skills. He should be a cornerstone for the Bears.
Grayson’s: Jamal Adams: It doesn’t really matter who the Bears get because they need help seemingly everywhere. Adams is the best safety in the draft and they need help everywhere except running back.
Jake: Leonard Fournette: The Jags are desperate for a run game that TJ Yeldon, and Chris Ivory have failed to provide. Fournette in my opinion is twice the running back Ezekiel Elliott is, he’s an instant candidate for rookie of the year.
Grayson: Leonard Fournette: The Jags have filled out pretty much every spot in their defense in the past few years and now need to focus a little more on the offensive side of the ball. The best running back in the draft.
Tennessee Titans (From Rams)
Jake Jamal Adams: Adams is the best safety in the draft. The Titans would be very fortunate, for him to still be available. He will help revamp this secondary, with his tone-setting presence.
Grayson: Malik Hooker: The Titans will look to boost their defense with a solid safety, after Adams is off the board Hooker is the next best thing.
New York Jets
Jake: Mitch Trubisky: The Jets could go anywhere with this pick, but I’ll go with Trubisky. A potential franchise quarterback, he could help revamp the Jets franchise.
Grayson: O.J. Howard: The Jets are rebuilding but with this solid tight end to go along with a decent receiver core, after suffering the loss of Brandon Marshall to the Giants in the offseason.
Los Angeles Chargers
Jake: Malik Hooker: Hooker is the Eric Weddle replacement the Chargers have needed since he left. Hooker can play centerfield, but struggles to tackle and play in the box.
Grayson: Solomon Thomas: The chargers have been plagued by injury in the past few years and this will be the best player left on the board, this will buff up their defense.
Jake: Christian McCaffrey: McCaffrey is a special player, he really can do it all. Cam Newton needs help with this offense. McCaffery will help get the Panthers back to the playoffs.
Grayson: Christian McCaffrey: I like McCaffrey, i don’t think he is the second best running back in the draft, but, he is a great receiving back and multi purpose player. He will be in the shadow of Jonathan Stewart in the beginning, he will return punts and kicks but later on take the starting job.
Jake: Jonathan Allen: Allen is the premier defensive lineman in the draft, putting him on the defensive line with Geno Atkins, and Carlos Dunlap could help them boast one of the top defensive lines in the league.
Grayson: Mike Williams: I think that the bengals go out and grab a great receiver here to line up with A.J. Green, the Bengals don’t have a clear cut WR2 right now so this will be a good pick.
Jake: Mike Williams: Pairing the two Clemson products of Mike Williams, and Sammy Watkins would make Tyrod Taylor a very happy man. The Bills considering a quarterback here is outrageous given how well Taylor has played.
Grayson: Corey Davis: The Bills would have been happy with either Davis or Williams but i bet that Williams will be taken before. Davis still will be an incredible WR and make an immediate impact for the Bills offense.
New Orleans Saints
Jake: Derek Barnett: Any defensive player will help the Saints, Barnett is a great pass-rusher, and paired with Hau’oli Kikaha could help produce a dynamic pass-rush
Grayson: Marlon Humphrey: The Saints need help on defense and a good young cornerback will do so. Look for them to mostly pick defense in this years draft.
Cleveland Browns (From Eagles)
Jake: O.J Howard: Howard is without a doubt the best Tight end in the draft, his ability as blocker as well as a receiver makes it hard to take him off the field. Cleveland gets another franchise cornerstone.
Grayson: Mitchell Trubisky: Oh what a surprise, the Browns draft a quarterback.
Jake Patrick Mahomes: Carson Palmer is likely entering his last season as a pro. Mahomes is exactly what Bruce Arians wants in a quarterback, fast, big arm, and can see the field. We won’t see Mahomes until year two. But he will be the future of the Cards.
Grayson: Deshaun Watson: Arizona needs a good quarterback to prepare for the future after Palmer is gone, they are getting a proven winner and great athlete.
Jake: Corey Davis: The Eagles are desperate for a corner, but with this deep corner class they can afford to wait on that. They pick up a blue chip wideout with Davis.
Grayson: Jonathan Allen: After going out and snagging Alshon Jeffery in free agency, the Eagles only pick they could make for an offensive player would be on a RB seeing as McCaffrey and Fournette are both gone, they will snag the Alabama product to buff up their D Line.
Jake Takkarist McKinley: The Colts need help on defense and the offensive line, I’ll give them a pass-rusher here. McKinley will instantly upgrade the Colts defense.
Grayson: Ryan Ramczyk: The best offensive lineman in the draft, the colts will get a little more protection for Andrew Luck.
Jake: Taco Charlton: With Terrell Suggs aging it’s time for the Ravens to find someone to supplant him. I remember watching the Michigan Ohio State game, and Charlton was a man amongst boys. He will pair with Suggs until he’s ready to retire.
Grayson: John Ross: The best receiver on the board at this point, the speedster will add a new dimension to the Ravens mediocre offense.
Jake Malik McDowell: The Redskins are in dire need of a defensive line. McDowell will be a day one starter for the Skins, this is a perfect fit for both sides.
Grayson: Haasan Reddick: The Redskins defensive line is atrocious and after the loss of Chris Baker, this will certainly help.
Jake: Marlon Humphrey: If the Titans can walk away with Marlon Humphrey, and Jamal Adams they will be an instant contender to claim the AFC South crown. With a rising young offense, and euthanized defense the Titans are looking sharp.
Grayson: Tre’Davious White: The Titans are in need of a corner and will overlook Sydney Jones for the LSU product.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jake: Dalvin Cook: After handing Doug Martin a massive contract, that blew up right in their face they take Cook to help their run game. The three-headed monster of Jameis Winston, Dalvin Cook, and Mike Evans looks quite scary.
Grayson: Taco Charlton: The Bucs won’t pass up this stud defensive lineman. They need help up front and will get a lot of help here.
Jake: Garrett Bolles: The Broncos window is closing fast. They an offensive line to help carry this weak offense. Bolles will step in at left tackle for them, and be a cornerstone for years to come.
Grayson: Cam Robinson: The Broncos will grab a great offensive lineman who was proven, facing the top pass rushers from the SEC. This will help their struggling running game.
Jake: Haasan Reddick: Reddick is a versatile player. He can play inside, and outside linebacker. The Lions looking for help for their front-seven, will be very pleased to see Reddick still available.
Grayson: Malik Mcdowell: People have talked about how deep this draft class is in the secondary, but this draft is stacked in the d line. Mcdowell will be a day one starter for the lions.
Jake: Zach Cunningham: The Dolphins need a linebacker to put next to Kiko Alonso, and Cunningham fits that bill. He should instantly help this Dolphins team return to the playoffs
Grayson: Reuben Foster: Last year the Dolphins took a chance on Laremy Tunsil after he slipped, they will repeat that after Foster slips out of the top 20.
New York Giants
Jake: Jarrad Davis: While Reuben Foster, or an offensive tackle could be considered The Giants tend to steer clear of players with character issues so there goes Foster. Also it was reported they were “not impressed with the offensive tackles. So they pick up the fast, hard-nosed linebacker from Florida.
Grayson: Forrest Lamp: The Giants have a great defense and solid receiver core, they need a running back but if they can get Blount from the Patriots then o line will be the only logical position for them to draft.
Jake: Charles Harris: The Raiders could use a pass-rusher outside of Khalil Mack, and Bruce Irvin. Harris could play down on the line, while Mack and Irvin, lineup outside of him and cause havoc on the line.
Grayson: Derek Barnett: Barnett is a pure playmaker out of Tennessee will help their defense and go along well with their young unit and Khalil Mack.
Jake: Deshaun Watson: Desperate to find their franchise quarterback the Texans take Watson here. After the Brock Osweiler experiment failed so hilariously, Watson will step in and compete with Tom Savage to be the Texans starting quarterback.
Grayson: Patrick Mahomes: I personally think that the Texas Tech gunslinger is overhyped, but the Texans need a quarterback to complete their team, and even though i feel Josh Dobbs is better, he isn’t as highly regarded as Mahomes and won’t be picked nearly as high.
Jake: Ryan Ramczyk: Ramczyk is regarded by many to be the best offensive tackle in the class. The Hawks are desperate for any offensive line help they can get. Ramczyk will be a huge upgrade for them.
Grayson: Garett Bolles: An addition to an offensive line who has their work cut out for them. With Russell Wilson’s play style requiring lots of time in the pocket, a solid offensive line is necessary, and this will certainly help.
Kansas City Chiefs
Jake: Caleb Brantley: After losing Dontari Poe in free agency, Brantley will step in and replace him. This is a great fit, and with the three quarterbacks the Chiefs were eying off the board. They will gladly take Brantley here.
Grayson: Caleb Brantley: The Chiefs defense has long been their stronger half, and now with their offense on the rise, adding a defensive playmaker in the first round can’t hurt.
Jake: Adoree’ Jackson: After losing every starter in their secondary, the Cowboys begin to rebuild here with Jackson, who will be their number one corner day one.
Grayson: Tim WIlliams: I’ll say it again, this draft is extremely deep with D line. The Cowboys need secondary help, but most of those players available at this time in the draft could be there in the second round also, so they will address an average D line first.
Green Bay Packers
Jake: Tre’Davious White: We all saw it in the NFC Championship game. The Packers secondary has more holes, than the swiss cheese they wear on their heads during the games. White will be a huge upgrade over the likes of Ladarius Gunter.
Grayson: Jabrill Peppers: the Packers will roll the dice on this one in an attempt to add a linebacker and possible safety even, a versatile player who can also return punts or kicks, should help the Packers.
Jake: Budda Baker: The Steelers need a safety, so they reach and take Baker who won’t be available when they pick again. He should step in and start right away.
Grayson: Zach Cunningham: The highest rated linebacker that hasn’t had any kind of scandal or hiccup in the process so far. A solid player and will provide some immediate help to the steelers linebacking core.
Jake: Forest Lamp: The Falcons lost one player in the offseason. Chris Chester. They draft his replacement. This is one of the most obvious picks in the draft. The Falcons should be right back in Super Bowl contention.
Grayson: Takkarist McKinley: The Falcons need help on the offensive and defensive line, but seeing as most of the good offensive linemen are gone, they will wait on that and address the D line first.
New Orleans Saints
Jake: Reuben Foster: The Saints don’t have time for character issues. (peep their bounty program). They are in win now mode, so they take the best linebacker in the draft.
Grayson: Adoree’ Jackson: The Saints will grab another defensive starter right here and an underrated corner. Jackson wants to prove himself and New Orleans will be a great fit for him where he won’t have much standing in his way with a starting spot and chance to prove himself on the field against the best.