We are now less than a month away from the NFL Draft and pro days are winding down, which means the final grades are being put up on team draft boards around the league.
This is my fourth mock with several more to go, and there are some changes. Why? Some are because of things I’ve heard from teams and others are changes to make it fun.
What’s a mock draft in late March if it isn’t fun?
So once again, don’t hold me to this. There is still a month to go -- and a lot can change.
Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M: What’s to think this will change? He will be their pick. And he should be if they don’t love the quarterbacks.
Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford: He is a kid who scouts have loved for a long time. Now the media is catching up.
Jonathan Allen, DE, Alabama: He is a tough, physical player who can play end in their scheme. He is impressive on tape.
Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU: I wouldn’t do this, but if the draft plays out this way they will be tempted. He would help take the pressure off the quarterback.
Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State: They have to get a No. 1 corner to go with Logan Ryan, who they signed in free agency.
Patrick Mahomes II, QB, Texas Tech: I am not convinced they think they have their quarterback of the future on the roster. Are you?
Jamal Adams, S, LSU: They would love to get another play-maker in the middle of their defense. Adams can play up near the line and he is better in coverage than some think.
Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee: They need to get a young edge rusher with age becoming an issue with their pass rushers.
Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama: He is a fierce, nasty player who would bring much-needed speed to the defense.
Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson: I know they brought back Tyrod Taylor, but are they really sold on him? So why not get another young passer?
Chidobe Awuzie, CB-S, Colorado: He can play corner or safety, but in their defense he will be a corner.
12. Cleveland Browns (from Philadelphia)
Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State: An Ed Reed-like safety would be a nice addition to their young defense. There are concerns about his tackling.
John Ross, WR, Washington: They have to get a big-play threat in their passing game. This kid can fly.
Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State: Their corner situation isn’t good right now. They have to get a starter in this draft.
Teez Tabor, CB, Florida: They have to get help outside in their secondary. Tabor didn’t run great at the combine, but he plays faster.
Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan: They need to get help outside for Joe Flacco with Steve Smith retiring.
Forrest Lamp, C-G, Western Kentucky: They can still use help inside on their offensive line. I would expect them to address it in this draft.
18. Tennessee Titans
Mike Williams, WR, Clemson: They have to get a play-maker outside for Marcus Mariota. Williams isn’t a burner, but he is a big, strong receiver.
Cam Robinson, T, Alabama: They had major issues up front last season. This is a talented kid who can step in and start right away at either spot.
O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama: Why not get a talented tight end to add another dimension to their arsenal of weapons?
Charles Harris, DE, Missouri: They have to amp up their pass rush and Harris would help do that. They didn’t get a lot of pressure last season.
Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan: They have to get a young pass rusher with Cameron Wake getting up in years.
Garett Bolles, OT, Utah: The offensive line was a major issue last season. They need help at both tackle spots.
Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU: They need to get Sean Smith some help on the other side. White is a talented player who just needs more consistency.
Mitch Trubisky, QB, North Carolina: They have to get a young developmental quarterback and Trubisky is that guy.
Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin: Did you see their line last season? It was awful. This kid could play tackle or guard.
Haason Reddick, LB, Temple: Their inside linebacker play is a major question and this kid can transition inside and be a force.
Takkarist McKinley, DE, UCLA: He would play with his hand on the ground in their scheme, but I think he could do it.
T.J. Watt, OLB, Wisconsin: I will keep him in this spot. Their edge rush has to be better.
Kevin King, CB, Washington: He is a long corner who would join Artie Burns to give them two young corners in their secondary.
Carl Lawson, DE, Auburn: Lawson had an impressive combine, and he was a productive player in a good conference. The Falcons need to give Vic Beasley help.
32. New Orleans Saints (from New England)
Jordan Willis, DE, Kansas State: Their pass rush needs help in the worst way. Willis is an impressive looking edge rusher.