Draft week. NFL fans have been anticipating this ever since the Super Bowl and the thought that it is almost here gives me chills as I wonder what might happen on draft day. Of course, that’s what mock drafts try to do and this week I’m bring you two – one today and then a final prediction tomorrow.
One of the best exercises I’ve carried out in this draft journey has been the Trade Mocks. Today’s will be the third and the last for this year’s draft. A reminder of how this works – this mock is all about looking at the possibilities of what trades may or may not happen during the draft. Some of what I have to offer here will seem outlandish and perhaps even absurd but this is the one mock platform where that is acceptable as this particular mock will be more about exploring what could happen than the traditional attempts to actually predict what will happen.
As with a regular mock, each pick will be listed in order. Where a trade is happened, you will see where the pick has come from. To find out what happened with each trade, the final page of this mock provides a summary of the trades, the components of each trade and a quick explanation.
Now we understand each other, time to get started. Get ready for a wild ride – with 15 trades along the way!
1. Indianapolis Colts
2. Washington Redskins
Robert Griffin III
3. Minnesota Vikings
Offensive Tackle, USC
4. St. Louis Rams (from Cleveland)
Running Back, Alabama
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6. Cleveland Browns (from St. Louis)
Wide Receiver, Oklahoma State
7. Houston Texans (from Jacksonville)
Quarterback, Texas A&M
8. Miami Dolphins
Offensve Tackle, Iowa
9. Carolina Panthers
Defensive End, South Carolina
10. Philadelphia Eagles (from Buffalo)
Defensive Tackle, Mississippi State