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Sports Info Solutions NFL Round One Mock Draft

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Members of the SIS operations department put together an annual seven-round mock draft and this year we decided to share the first round. This was done independent of previous rankings and analysis that appeared in other publications. Below are the picks along with a brief explanation from the person who selected them.

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1CardinalsKyler MurrayOklahomaQBNathan Cooper

Murray is an explosive playmaker who will fit what Kliff Kingsbury is wanting at the Quarterback position.

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249ersNick BosaOhio StateEdgeJohn Todd

After bolstering the defensive interior with past high picks, SF finishes the edges with Dee Ford and Bosa

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3JetsQuinnen WilliamsAlabamaDTNoah Gatsik

Arguably the best player in the Draft will bring more explosiveness to the Jets defensive line.

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4RaidersJosh AllenKentuckyEdgeJustin Stine

Allen is in the top tier of edge defenders in this class, and the Raiders desperately need to recoup some pass rush after the Mack trade

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5BuccaneersEd OliverHoustonDTNathan Cooper

Oliver is an explosive pass rusher that Tampa can place next to 2018 1st Rounder Vita Vea once Gerald McCoy moves on.

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6GiantsMontez SweatMississippi StEdgeJohn Todd

Assuming NY is fine with reported health concerns, Sweat replaces Vernon as a prototypical edge rusher.

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7JaguarsJonah WilliamsAlabamaOTNoah Gatsik

Williams is a versatile OL that can come in and help protect newly acquired Nick Foles.

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8LionsDeandre BakerGeorgiaCBJohn Verros

The Lions could possibly trade down from this spot and get Baker, where his closing speed and ball skills will help bring stability opposite Darius Slay.

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9BillsDevin WhiteLSULBEvan Butler

Pairing White with 2018 1st Rounder Tremaine Edmunds will allow for an incredibly quick and rangy LB core.

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10BroncosDrew LockMissouriQBNathan Cooper

Lock possesses the arm strength and raw talent that John Elway loves and is looking for in Denver.

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11BengalsJawaan TaylorFloridaOTJosh Hofer

The Bengals desperately need to upgrade their offensive line and Taylor’s run and pass blocking ability should help the offense be more effective.

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12PackersDevin BushMichiganLBJohn Shirley

Bush brings speed and instincts to a defense that’s looking to get younger and faster.

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13DolphinsGarrett BradburyNC StateOCJohn Todd

Miami seems keen on building the rest of the roster and passing on a QB until 2020. Bradbury is a top-rated OL.

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14FalconsChristian WilkinsClemsonDTNoah Gatsik

Wilkins is a versatile DL that will be disruptive in the run and pass game for Atlanta’s defensive line.

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15RedskinsTJ HockensonIowaTEJohn Todd

Tough to pass on Haskins here, but Hockenson can be an elite two-way TE who doesn’t alert defenses to run or pass.

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16 PanthersBrian BurnsFlorida StEdgeNathan Cooper

Carolina can use more speed on defense and Burns brings that speed and raw pass rush ability off the edge.

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17GiantsAndre DillardWashington StOTJohn Todd

NY has claimed it is still happy with Eli at QB. Protecting him better will help try to defend that opinion.

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18VikingsCody FordOklahomaOGJeff Dean

The Vikings need significant offensive line help and would happily fit the massive Ford in anywhere on the right side.

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19TitansDexter LawrenceClemsonNTDan Foehrenbach

Lawrence’s ability to get to the QB paired with Jurrell Casey would result in a very disruptive and improved defensive line.

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20SteelersGreedy WilliamsLSUCBDan Wallie

With both of the Devins gone, the Steelers can continue to bolster the secondary with Greedy’s patience and ball skills.

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21SeahawksClelin FerrellClemsonEdgeNathan Cooper

Ferrell fits what the Seahawks are looking for off the edge with his explosion and pass rush ability.

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22RavensAJ BrownOle MissWRJohn Todd

With no WR off the board yet, Ravens can take their pick. They’ve been burned before by size/speed types like Metcalf, so they go for the more polished Brown here.

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23TexansGreg LittleOle MissOTSIS Scouting Staff

Little possesses the length and strength to be an effective pass blocker for a Texans OL group that needs to get better in front of Deshaun Watson.

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24RaidersDK MetcalfOle MissWRJustin Stine

Metcalf has a high ceiling if he can stay healthy and prove he can separate in a full route tree

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25EaglesChris LindstromBoston CollegeOGNoah Gatsik

Eagles need to address the interior O-line and Lindstrom is best available that adds depth since he can play both guard spots and also allows Seumalo to move to Center if Kelce has to miss any time.

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26ColtsJeffery SimmonsMississippi StDTNathan Cooper

Even with the knee injury and off-field issues, the Colts get a guy in Simmons that can bring the explosiveness and three-down ability that they are looking for on the D-Line.

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27RaidersByron MurphyWashingtonCBJustin Stine

Murphy might be the top cover corner in this year’s draft and would bring a balanced, dynamic skillset to the Raiders’ secondary

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28ChargersDwayne HaskinsOhio StQBJohn Todd

This is much later than Haskins should go but without projecting trades, a slide is possible if a top QB sneaks through the teens. Chargers could groom an heir to Rivers.

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29SeahawksJohnathan AbramMississippi StSNathan Cooper

Abram’s all-around, 3-level ability on the back end should make for an easier transition from the departed Earl Thomas

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30PackersMarquise BrownOklahomaWRJohn Shirley

Brown has the speed and playmaking ability to be a threat with the ball in his hands around the line of scrimmage and can take the top off of the defense.

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31RamsDeionte ThompsonAlabamaSJustin Stine

Thompson is a true “centerfield”-type safety, who can roam the middle of the field and use his range to make plays behind a talented defense.

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32PatriotsNoah FantIowaTENoah Gatsik

With Gronk now gone, Fant will be viewed to step in and help give Brady another weapon at the Tight End position.

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