Cowherd's 10-pick NFL Mock Draft: Broncos trade up to select franchise QB
Every move in the NFL has a ripple effect.
On Tuesday's episode of "The Herd," Colin Cowherd took a crack at how he sees the top 10 picks in the draft shaking out. For Cowherd, there are a few certainties, along with a few questions. He's also predicting a trade!
Without further ado, here's Cowherd's mock draft.
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1. Jacksonville Jaguars
2020 season stats: 3,153 passing yards, 24 passing TDs, 69.2 completion percentage
Colin's thoughts: "This is the easiest one on the board. Trevor Lawrence, Clemson, going to Jacksonville. ... Urban Meyer is great with young quarterbacks. So I think it ensures Trevor Lawrence's success."
2. New York Jets
2020 season stats: 3,692 passing yards, 33 passing TDs, 73.5 completion percentage
Colin's thoughts: "Darnold's out. Zach Wilson is considered the most consistently excellent prospect on the board. Again, not a secret."
3. San Francisco 49ers
2020 season stats: 2,100 passing yards, 22 passing TDs, 70.2 completion percentage
Colin's thoughts: "I don't buy the Mac Jones stuff. I've been told John Lynch would not draft Mac Jones. ... I think they go and get Justin Fields, who is really talented. A little inconsistent."
4. Denver Broncos (via Cowherd's proposed trade with ATL)
2019 season stats: 2,786 passing yards, 28 passing TDs, 66.9 completion percentage; 1,100 rushing yards, 6.5 yards per carry, 14 rushing TDs (2020 season canceled due to pandemic)
Colin's thoughts: "I'm going to do my first trade ever in a mock draft. Atlanta trades out because what they need is not a quarterback. They need more picks. Denver needs a quarterback, trades up. ... And Denver takes Trey Lance, the quarterback, who is probably a year away."
5. Cincinnati Bengals
Colin's thoughts: "They need help to protect Joe Burrow, who has already got a major injury. Rashawn Slater ... terrific player from a smart program. Hard worker, great tape. That's an easy one."
6. Miami Dolphins
2020 season stats: 43 receptions, 770 receiving yards, 12 receiving TDs
Colin's thoughts: "Again, this feels automatic. ... They don't want the Tua [Tagovailoa] pick to look like a whiff. ... They're going to go get the best tight end prospect maybe since Ozzie Newsome."
7. Detroit Lions
2019 season stats: 84 receptions, 1,780 receiving yards, 20 receiving TDs (opted out of 2020 season)
Colin's thoughts: "Every scout I've talked to and two GMs have said this is the most talented receiver."
8. Carolina Panthers
Colin's thoughts: "They have two huge needs in Carolina now: left tackle and corner. And they may draft a couple of corners, and this draft has got some really good ones."
9. Atlanta Falcons (via Cowherd's proposed trade with DEN)
2020 season stats: 35 total tackles, 1 fumble recovery, 1 INT, 1 TD
Colin's thoughts: "Atlanta trades with Denver, goes to nine. They need a ton of help. Let's start with Patrick Surtain at corner."
10. Dallas Cowboys
2020 season stats: 2 INTs, 6 passes defended, 16 total tackles
Colin's thoughts: "Hyper aggressive. Really athletic. Long. He is the defensive player that is flying up the draft board."
Check out Cowherd's full breakdown below:
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