TDN Round Table Mock Draft

'Tis the season of mock drafts, which means you'll be seeing plenty of these bad boys between now and April. Normally mock drafts not only give you the chance to see which positions might line up as good fits for your favorite NFL team, but they also give you some insight and a feel as to how a draft analyst may view your team when it comes to major needs.

But diversity is good; being able to break group think and spice up some opinions goes a long way in determining what might really be reality come April. So, with that in mind, we here at The Draft Network have decided to give you all our first "round table" mock draft of the season.

What we've done here is take the six draft writers on our staff, Kyle Crabbs, Trevor Sikkema, Brad Kelly, Benjamin Solak, Jon Ledyard and Joe Marino, and divided up a 32-pick mock draft so each of us selected just five or six player instead of all 32.

This made for a fun exercise, as a couple players went earlier and later than you would expect.

So with six GMs on the clock, here's what TDN's first round tackle mock draft of the year looked like.

1. San Francisco 49ers

Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio State

"The 49ers have a talented collection of interior defensive linemen but they need an outside pass rush presence. Nick Bosa will be a terror playing next to DeForest Buckner."

- Kyle Crabbs

2. Arizona Cardinals

Quinnen Williams, iDL, Alabama

"It's always good when one of a team's biggest needs is not only at a position of value, but is also aligned with the correct crop of talent coming out of a draft class. The Cardinals' top need is edge, but they need interior defensive line help, too. Here they get the best one."

- Trevor Sikkema

3. Oakland Raiders

Brian Burns, EDGE, Florida State

"As one of the best edge defenders in the class, the 6-foot-5, 240-pound Burns could go as high as the Top 5. In this scenario, the Raiders address one of their biggest needs with one of college football's most productive players from 2018."

- Brad Kelly

4. Atlanta Falcons

Ed Oliver, iDL, Houston

"I have some concerns with Ed (around 280 pounds) playing next to Grady Jarrett (around 290) pounds, but hey! This Falcons front 7 has really been riding the whole undersized thing for a while now, so let's keep it rolling. Atlanta simply can't say no to front four help at this point, and while Oliver wasn't a super productive pass-rusher in college, he has the quickness profile and hand technique to create quick interior disruption. Don't even talk to me about a 3-man front with a true 0-tech, and then Jarrett and Oliver at 3-techs. Wheew!"

- Benjamin Solak

5. New York Jets

Josh Allen, EDGE, Kentucky

"The scheme will probably change next year in New York under new coaches, but Allen can play in any front and would give the Jets the best pass rusher they’ve had in years."

- Jon Ledyard

6. Buffalo Bills

D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss

"Josh Allen has taken major strides throughout the course of his rookie season and making sure his weaponry is loaded in Year Two is critical for his development. Metcalf offers exceptional physical traits and exciting nuance for a prospect that is just 20-years-old. He has the upside to become one of the NFL's premier receivers."

- Joe Marino

7. Jacksonville Jaguars

Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

"One thing we do know for sure? The Blake Bortles era has come to an end. Herbert's tools make him an obvious candidate to take over and his big arm would allow the Jaguars' speedy WR group to threaten vertically."

- Kyle Crabbs

8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama

"Even if the Buccaneers won't move on from Donovan Smith this offseason, right tackle Demar Dotson is getting up there in age and they need to make sure they're on the up-curve of offensive line play rather than waiting a year too long."

- Trevor Sikkema

9. Detroit Lions

Byron Murphy, CB, Washington

"They Lions have Slay, and his slot is locked down, but giving him a shutdown cornerback on the opposite side could elevate the entire Lions' defense, as a whole, by eliminating one of their biggest weaknesses."

- Brad Kelly

10. New York Giants

Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

"While the actual Giants may not yet be interested in grabbing the quarterback of the future, I'm on board. Haskins honestly needs time to develop -- he's only a redshirt sophomore with one year of starting experience, and will turn 22 shortly after the draft. With Herbert off the board, Haskins is unquestionably the best remaining option at quarterback -- and he will benefit from the 2019 year of sitting as Eli Manning starts (and the Giants don't make the playoffs, again!)"

- Benjamin Solak

11. Cincinnati Bengals

Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama 

"Bengals linebackers have been an issue for years, especially in coverage. Wilson has range, instincts and legit ball skills on passing downs. Immediate starter."

- Jon Ledyard

12. Green Bay Packers

Clelin Ferrell, EDGE, Clemson

"The Packers have taken some strides defensively this season but still lack any sort of dynamic edge rushing presence despite having and exciting interior group that consistently generates penetration. Problem solved adding Ferrell who has racked up 20 sacks over the last two seasons at Clemson. Has the the length, power, hand technique and pass rush variety that can make him an impact pass rusher for the Packers."

- Joe Marino

13. Cleveland Browns

N'Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State

"The Browns have themselves a winner in QB Baker Mayfield. The mission now is to build out a group of pass catchers to help him reach his ceiling. Harry has notable skills both in contested situations and after the catch."

- Kyle Crabbs

14, Washington Redskins

Kelvin Harmon, WR, N.C. State

"Washington has been looking for a go-to No. 1 receiver for quite some time. They thought they were drafting that player in Josh Doctson, but he has been quite to that billing. Harmon can be."

- Trevor Sikkema

15. Carolina Panthers

Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State

"Though Carolina's offensive line did play better as a group through the first part of the season, they could stand to add both talent and versatility. Risner gives that with some quick feet and the ability to play multiple spots on the offensive line."

- Brad Kelly

16. Philadelphia Eagles

Jeffery Simmons, iDL, Mississippi State

"I thought about Deionte Thompson here for a second, as the Eagles desperately need a SAF3 with some coverage skills who can also get to the sideline in time to stop Amari Cooper at least, you know, once a game. But I went with Simmons because he reminds me a bit of Fletcher Cox, in that he wins with quick hand placement and rolling power at the snap. Philadelphia can't trust Timmy Jernigan, whose guaranteed contract has been voided because of his non-football injury that is leading in part to his back spasms this season -- and their depth at DT otherwise is severely lacking."

- Benjamin Solak

17. Denver Broncos

Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma 

"The Broncos are a mess at offensive tackle, but Ford has rare traits that could save the day. He’s not quite a finished product, but the strides he made this season are incredibly impressive."

- Jon Ledyard

18. Miami Dolphins

Tyler Biadasz, iOL, Wisconsin

"The Dolphins offense has been limited by inept interior offensive line play for year and Biadasz is the type of talent that can be a game-changer for a front five. With the coveted Wisconsin pedigree, Biadasz offers outstanding play strength, mobility and football intelligence that destines him fro a career littered with Pro Bowl Honors."

- Joe Marino

19. Indianapolis Colts

Raekwon Davis, iDL, Alabama

"The Colts have begun to retool their defense in recent years with the additions to the edge rushers and in the secondary. Next up? Addressing the interior defensive front. Davis oozes with potential."

- Kyle Crabbs

20. Tennessee Titans

Jachai Polite, EDGE, Florida

"The Titans are one of the toughest teams to figure out this year; they've beaten some really good team and also lost to some bad ones. Regardless of which direction you believe is their true identity, drafting a speed edge player is at the top of their priority list. Polite is one of the best in college football at winning with speed off the edge."

- Trevor Sikkema

21. Minnesota Vikings

Chris Lindstrom, iOL, Boston College

"This just has to be an offensive line pick for the Vikings, and they get one of the best interior offensive linemen in this class with Lindstrom here. If they don't jump on an offensive linemen early in this draft, that pool to pick form will dry up quick."

- Brad Kelly

22. Baltimore Ravens

Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia

"I wanted to get inventive and go somewhere besides wide receiver -- feels like that's the only selection Baltimore fans have seen all year -- but I just couldn't see a better option than Ridley. I compare him to Davante Adams, as he wins at contested points with his leaping ability, but is also a stellar separator with clean breaks and good explosiveness to gobble up space. Deionte Thompson was a consideration here -- as you know it's tough for Baltimore to pass up good Alabama defensive backs -- as was Montez Sweat."

- Benjamin Solak

23. Pittsburgh Steelers

Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama 

"Safety might not be the Steelers top need, but it’s still a big need, and I’m not passing on a value like this. Thompson has range, ball skills and loves to play the run."

- Jon Ledyard

24. Oakland Raiders (via DAL)

Greedy Williams, CB, LSU

"Williams offers tremendous physical upside that are worthy of a much higher selection but his fall in the scenario is to Oakland's delight. With a clear need to improve the corner position opposite of Gareon Conley, Williams can be a special cover guy if he puts everything together. His size, athletic ability, fluidity, quickness and ball skills are all exciting trait but developing consistency is critical for him to reach his potential."

- Joe Marino

25. Seattle Seahawks

Noah Fant, TE, Iowa

"Seattle got promising flashes from TE Will Dissly before he was sent to the IR, but Fant is a completely different kind of animal. As the Seahawks continue to overhaul the roster, it would make some sense for them to have a size/speed mismatch, much like the one they had in Jimmy Graham for several seasons."

- Kyle Crabbs

26. Oakland Raiders (via CHI)

JJ Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford

"I know there is a laundry list of positions of need for the Raiders going into this draft, but it seems like people are barely recognizing wide receiver as one of the major ones to make sure they address early on. Oakland doesn't just need any wide receiver, either. They need a true outside, go-to specialist. That's JJAW, if you ask me. They'll get their red zone and third down target."

- Trevor Sikkema

27. Houston Texans

Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia

"With cornerback still a need for the Texans, Baker's size and style for the position make sense. Baker has the chance to go higher than this, but late first to early second feels like his sweet spot."

- Brad Kelly

28. Los Angeles Chargers

David Edwards, OT, Wisconsin

"Well, the Chargers beat the Chiefs. That's...a lot to take in. Is this the season that Philip Rivers finally goes out on: win a championship and retire into the sunset? If not, they need to do a better job protecting him in his old age, as well as begin shoring up the offensive line for the future rookie starter. I know that early returns on Dan Feeney and Forrest Lamp haven't been amazing, but David Edwards has the athleticism and technique to plug and play at right tackle from Year 1."

- Benjamin Solak

29. New England Patriots

T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa

"We’ve all seen Rob Gronkowski’s tackling skills get exposed, but although we’ve had a good laugh about that, the reality is his athleticism is dwindling. Hockenson has all the traits to be a stud and he can make an impact as a blocker immediately."

- Jon Ledyard

30. Green Bay Packers (via NO)

Devin White, LB, LSU

"White fell a bit further than expected, making him an obvious BPA selection that still fills a need for Green Bay. White would bring much-needed speed and physicality to the second level of the Packers defense with the type of upside to make him the face and quarterback of the unit."

- Joe Marino

31. Kansas City Chiefs

Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State

"The Chiefs' defense has been (rightfully) maligned this season for their lack of stopping power. A good offense can only carry you so far, for so long. Adding a lengthy, twitchy CB in Oruwariye would be helpful in allowing the Chiefs to play match-ups in the secondary."

- Kyle Crabbs

32. Los Angeles Rams

Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia

"Despite having big names like Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters, the Rams could still stand to add help in the defensive back category. Hall is an aggressive, physical cornerback with deal size and length who would fit in great with the Rams' scheme."

- Trevor Sikkema

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Trevor Sikkema

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CDO & Senior NFL Draft Analyst for The Draft Network. Co-Host of the Locked On NFL Draft Podcast.

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