The Serby Mock 1.0 unveils an NFL draft during which nobody wanted to suck for a Luck or tank for a Tua or a Trevor.
At most, simply two quarterbacks go right here within the prime 10, and the Giants, with their two premium picks and a brand new common supervisor, ought to take into account one if the brand new regime falls in love with one. The Jets, with their two premium picks, clearly gained’t take into account one.
Both the Giants and Jets tackle the trenches and each add defensive playmakers in Serby Mock 1.0.
1. Jacksonville Jaguars
Evan Neal (OT, Alabama)
When Trevor Lawrence is your quarterback, you construct a wall in entrance of him, and this can be a one-man wall. LT Cam Robinson could possibly be headed to free company, however even when he stays, the brand new head coach can plug him in on the fitting aspect at sort out or guard. In Neal, we’re speaking about an athletic 6-foot-7, 350-pound human.
2. Detroit Lions
Aidan Hutchinson (DE, Michigan)
Head coach Dan Campbell is on the lookout for a number of good kneecap-biting males, and he finds one proper in his yard, a 6-foot-5, 275-pound terminator who performs with a relentless edge. Campbell and GM Brad Holmes are in determined want of a quarterback, however that is the incorrect draft to get one on this spot. They additionally want a receiver or two to complement rising star Amon-Ra St. Brown. Of course, if you report a paltry 30 sacks, you pounce on a stud, whether or not Aaron Rodgers stays in Green Bay or not.
3. Houston Texans
Kayvon Thibodeaux (DE, Oregon)
The Trevor Lawrence we noticed this rookie season is not going to be the Trevor Lawrence who will likely be tormenting the AFC South throughout the last decade. GM Nick Caserio, and whomever he decides will likely be his head coach, might positive use a 6-foot-5, 258-pound freak who has drawn comparisons to Myles Garrett and Von Miller. A pleasant bookend for unheralded DE Jonathan Greenard, who led Houston with eight sacks in 2021. Reinforcements will likely be on the way in which as soon as Deshaun Watson is traded. Reaching for a quarterback right here isn’t possible. For now, it appears like Davis Mills’ workforce in 2022.
4. New York Jets
Derek Stingley Jr. (CB, LSU)
Remember, GM Joe Douglas has a pair of picks within the second spherical too, the place he can perhaps nab a move rusher to hitch Carl Lawson Jr. and broad receiver who reminds no one among Denzel Mims. Stingley missed 13 video games over the previous two seasons and underwent foot surgical procedure in October. But his 2019 tape revealed a 6-foot-1, 194-pound shutdown nook. Maybe sooner or later the GOAT would ask for his autograph postgame.
5. New York Giants
Charles Cross (OT, Mississippi State)
A brand new GM ought to make it a prime precedence to repair the offensive line (the place have we heard that earlier than?) There is dialogue about Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett, as there must be, given the questions, bodily and in any other case, about Daniel Jones. Cross is a 6-foot-5, 310-pound move protector and bookend to Andrew Thomas on the fitting aspect to switch Nate Solder (and Matt Peart’s uncertainty). The irony is that Joe Judge would have been his head coach final season if he hadn’t been employed in 2020 by the Giants.
6. Carolina Panthers
Kenny Pickett (QB, Pitt)
This might occur if proprietor David Tepper and head coach Matt Rhule are left holding the bag after failing to land a premier veteran quarterback. They might additionally discover a commerce down, until they in the end determine to disagree with the consensus that this might be a attain. They might additionally entertain commerce presents for Christian McCaffrey, as a result of the O-line is in dire straits. Sam Darnold can function the sacrificial lamb till Pickett is prepared. Never overlook that quarterbacks nearly at all times get pushed up the draft boards of desperados. Pickett reminds Mel Kiper of Derek Carr.
7. New York Giants
David Ojabo (DE/OLB, Michigan)
The new GM will likely be nicely versed within the franchise’s custom of move rushers, and the 6-foot-5, 250-pound predator is a late bloomer who blossomed this season for Jim Harbaugh. He and Azeez Ojulari can be double-trouble to assist Leonard Williams put the warmth on quarterbacks.
8. Atlanta Falcons
Kyle Hamilton (S, Notre Dame)
Head coach Arthur Smith might take into account a quarterback of the longer term, however Arthur Blank dedicated financially this season to Matt Ryan, and there are numerous holes to fill in every single place — together with on the offensive line and at broad receiver, with Julio Jones gone and Calvin Ridley’s future a mist. But if you find yourself lifeless final within the league with 18 sacks, a move rusher can be good. The debate right here is Hamilton or Derek Stingley Jr. A 6-foot-4, 220-pound chess piece-playmaker by cut up resolution to assist A.J. Terrell defend towards Tom Brady.
9. Denver Broncos
Matt Corrall (QB, Mississippi)
The new head coach will watch the Drew Lock tape and attain the conclusion that he would really like his personal quarterback — which might be advisable since Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert and Carr stay within the AFC West. The weapons — Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton, Noah Fant, Javonte Williams — are there. The triggerman is all that’s lacking.
10. New York Jets
George Karlaftis (DE, Purdue)
Robert Saleh wants a bookend for Lawson. Karlaftis may not be one other Greek Freak, however he’s a 6-foot-4, 275-pound energy rusher who would make life simpler on Quinnen Williams. Iowa C Tyler Linderbaum might make sense additionally, and we all know Douglas loves him some offensive linemen.