The season is almost over, but the excitement never ends in the NFL. This year’s pool consists of so much talent at receiver and the quarterback position. LSU and Alabama are going to fill up the picks as always. Here is a quick look.
- Cincinnati Bengals (2-14): Joe Burrow (QB) LSU
A much needed position for the team and a potential Hall of Fame quarterback.
- Washington Redskins (3-13: Chase Young (Edge) Ohio State
Young is probably the most talented player in the draft. Young had a conference high 16.5 sacks with a career total 30.5, which proves his huge potential.
- Detroit Lions (3-12-1): Jeff Okudah Jr. (CB) Ohio State
The Lions needed a lot, starting with their biggest weakness, the secondary. Okudah can help now that Glover Quinn is gone.
- New York Giants (4-12): Isiah Simmons (S/LB) Clemson
The Giants have shown several skilled players on offense, but they need a lot of help on the defensive side of the ball.
- Miami Dolphins (5-11): Tua Tagovailoa (QB) Alabama
If you are the Dolphins, you have to think long term. Tua can help with the developing players on that young team.
- Los Angeles Chargers (5-11): Justin Herbert (QB) Oregon
The Chargers have so much talent, and Herbert can help put that all together.
- Carolina Panthers (5-11): Derrick Brown (DL) Auburn
The Panthers need a QB, but they can’t pass on talent like Brown.
- Arizona Cardinals (5-10-1): Jedrick Wills Jr. (OL) Alabama
With the addition of Kenyan Drake, Wills can help this run game go.
- Jacksonville Jaguars (6-10): Tristan Wirfs (OL) Iowa
The Jaguars need offensive weapons, but you need to establish the offensive line first.
- Cleveland Browns (6-10): Mekhi Becton (OL) Louisville
Baker Mayfield needs help starting first in his offensive line.
- New York Jets. (7-9): Jerry Jeudy (WR) Alabama
The speed and route-running abilities of Jeudy are unstoppable.
- Las Vegas Raiders (7-9): CeeDee Lamb (WR) Oklahoma
Once again, great route-running and great hands. He will help make Derek Carr an elite QB.
- Indianapolis Colts (7-9): Trevon Diggs (CB) Alabama
The Colts had some great moments. Their struggles came at the receiver and corner positions, starting with Diggs is a great choice.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-9): Andrew Thomas (OL) Georgia
Jameis needs help passing, but it could be assisted with a better offensive tackle like Thomas.
- Denver Broncos (7-9): Javon Kinlaw (DL) South Carolina
The Broncos have Bradley Chubb and Vonn Miller, but with a rebuild in process, talent like Kinlaw cannot be passed.
- Atlanta Falcons (7-9): Xavier McKinney (DB) Alabama
The Falcons defense is suffering and needs help from a talented safety.
- Dallas Cowboys (8-8): C.J. Henderson (CB) Florida
If Byron Jones considers to leave Dallas, Jerry Jones is going to need a cornerback to fill in.
- Miami Dolphins (via Steelers): Josh Jones (OL) Houston
The Dolphins offensive line will need to support a running quarterback like Tagovailoa as much as they can.
- Las Vegas Raiders (via Bears): Kenneth Murray (OLB) Oklahoma
Murray’s athleticism and strength is a need for a weak Raider defense.
- Jacksonville Jaguars (via Rams): Justin Jefferson (WR) LSU
One of the most physical receivers we saw in the 2019-20 college season, Jefferson provides a big target for Gardner Minshew II.
- Philadelphia Eagles (9-7): A.J. Epenesa (Edge) Iowa
The Eagles need fresh young talent on defense and Epenesa can provide it for sure.
- Buffalo Bills (10-6): Tee Higgins (WR) Clemson
Though they lost n the playoff, one Clemson player really stood out. The Bills need a tall physical receiver like Higgins.
- New England Patriots (12-4): Jalen Hurts (QB) Alabama. The Patriots need a quarterback, believe it or not. Hurts shows tremendous upside and can keep the Patriots in the Super Bowl realm.
- New Orleans Saints (13-3): Jordan Love (QB)
The Saints could definitely use young talent on the defensive side of the ball.
- Minnesota Vikings (10-6): Terrell Lewis (Edge) Utah State
The Vikings could definitely use young talent on the defensive side of the ball.
- Miami Dolphins (via Houston): K’Lavon Chaisson (Edge) LSU
The defensive line for the Dolphins couldn’t stop any opponent this year. Talent like Chaisson is a big help.
- Seattle Seahawks (11-5): Grant Delpit (S) LSU. The secondary was the only weakness on the Seattle team this year. It was terrible; Delpit will contribute to put this team right back in the divisional round.
- Baltimore Ravens (14-2): Patrick Queen (LB) LSU
The Ravens had an elite defense all year and the perfect fit is to fill in the weak spot at LB with Queen.
- Tennessee Titans (9-7): Josh Uche (Edge) Michigan
The defense was stellar in the playoffs, but the Titans could use a young end in Uche.
- Green Bay Packers (13-3): Henry Ruggs III (WR) Alabama
Ruggs is the ideal slot for Rodgers and would combine to make a strong duo with Davante Adams.
- Kansas City Chiefs (12-4): J.K. Dobbins (HB) Ohio State
The Chiefs need weapons, not necessarily out wide, but in the backfield to run and catch. Dobbins excels at both.
- San Francisco 49ers (13-3): A.J. Terrell Jr. (CB) Clemson
The Niners defense was outstanding all year. Terrell brings a unique piece of talent to their already stacked roster.
Want more NFL Draft content? Check out episode 9 of the Rambler Rants podcast where Ryan Kirby joins Ryan Jubulis to project the first half of the first round.
Ryan Jubulis is a staff writer for The Rambler. He enjoys football and basketball, and is a member of the Class of 2021.