This is a tandem mock draft between Turn On The Jets writers Dalbin Osorio and Seth Plaut. This mock includes no trades. Seth picked the odd numbered picks and Dalbin offered analysis to those picks, and Dalbin picked the even picks and Seth offered analysis to those picks.
1. Jameis Winston.
Analysis: Best QB prospect since Andrew Luck going first seems like the only thing we can say definitely for this draft.
Analysis: Tennessee honestly believes in Mettenberger and surrounds him with the highest upside receiver in the draft.
3. Leonard Williams
Analysis: In my opinion, the best defensive player in this draft and a complete monster in the middle of Gus Bradley’s defense.
4. Amari Cooper
Analysis: Arguably the safest player in the draft and the Raiders must surround their franchise quarterback with weapons.5. Dante Fowler, Jr.
Analysis: Jet fans would hate Fowler going right before their pick, but Washington gets the replacement for Brian Orakpo in the versatile former Florida Gator.
6. Vic Beasley
Analysis: Perhaps the best pure pass-rusher in this draft, Beasley will have a tremendous amount of time in Bowles’ system to attack the quarterback.
7. Marcus Mariota
Analysis: John Fox drafts Jay Cutler’s eventual replacement, in the first wild card of this draft.
8. Trae Waynes
Analysis: Dan Quinn needs corners and though Waynes does not have the highest upside, he is almost a guarantee to be a productive corner in the league.
Analysis: You have to protect Eli Manning, and Scherff is arguably the best OL in the draft.
10. Andrus Peat
Analysis: Fisher loves drafting and building his team around offensive lineman and he lands the highest upside tackle in this draft.
11. DeVante Parker
Analysis: The connection to Teddy Bridgewater makes Parker the perfect WR to pair with Mike Wallace.
12. Todd Gurley
Analysis: The Browns offense is broken and whoever is playing quarterback is going to need a rushing attack to have the opposing defense on their toes.
13. Bud Dupree
Analysis: The Saints defense needs alot of work, especially with their pass rush.
14. Melvin Gordon
Analysis: Dolphins need an every-down back to supplement Tannehill and Gordon is the best one remaining on the board.
15. Kevin Johnson
Analysis: The 49ers need corners in the worst way, and they reach for a need by taking Johnson.
16. TJ Clemmings
Analysis: Toughest offensive lineman in this draft and will tremendously help Foster find extra holes to run through.
17. Danny Shelton
Analysis: No Philip Rivers trade, according to Adam Schefter, so the Chargers shore up their leaky run defense.
18. Marcus Peters
Analysis: Highest upside cornerback in this draft and you can never have too many corners in the modern NFL defense.
19. Ereck Flowers
Analysis: Need someone to open holes for Gurley and protect whoever the QB is, and Flowers does both.
20. DJ Humphries
Analysis: Eagles boost their offensive line.
21. Doral Green-Beckham
Analysis: Bengals need OL help and Humphries is the best one on the board.
22. Byron Jones
Analysis: Steelers need to upgrade their secondary desperately and Jones offers incredible athleticism to the unit.
23. Cameron Irving
Analysis: ,Irving becomes Matt Stafford’s best friend.
24. Eli Harold
Analysis: Harold might be one of the most underrated defensive players in the draft and will add only more prowess to this already accomplished Cardinals defense.
25. Breshad Perriman
Analysis: Not a fan of his game, but think the Panthers need someone badly across from Kelvin Benjamin to help Cam Newton.
26. Devin Smith
Analysis: Ravens need to replace the production of Smith and land the best receiver on the board.
27. PJ Williams
Analysis: A boost for Dallas’ secondary.
28. Eddie Goldman
Analysis: Broncos could use a productive defensive tackle on their line and Goldman offers good versatility in his play.
29. Landon Collins
Analysis: Colts need a safety and they get the draft’s best at the end of round one.
30. Ronald Darby
Analysis: Packers need corners and like Darby more than PJ Williams.
31. Randy Gregory
Analysis: Saints leave round one with Bud Dupree and Randy Gregory for Rob Ryan’s defense.
32. Phillip Dorsett
Analysis: Brady gets an absolute burner to add to his arsenal of weapons.