Mock drafts are all the rage these days, so BTSC decided to do a few too. But instead of us doing one, we decided to let BTSC Nation decided who goes. On the latest episode of Steelers Q&A, our YouTube viewers drafted. We had Steeler fans picking from all over, including Colombia and Australia. Even though the Steelers don’t have a first rounder in this year’s draft, the group still made a pick for them at No. 49.
Take a look at the innovative picks below with excerpts of their commentary mixed in.
1) Cincinnati Bengals (Blake Litteral): EDGE Chase Young - Ohio State
“The best player available and (Andy) Dalton is safe for one more year,”
2) Washington Redskins (Brad ): CB Jeff Okudah - Ohio State
“Redskins need a corner and a playmaker.”
3) Detroit Lions (Reed Overand): LB/S Isaiah Simmons - Clemson
“We need defense and he plays many positions at a high-level.”
4) New York Giants (Kobie Picraux): QB Joe Burrow - LSU
“Pick Burrow at #4 and look to trade.”
5) Miami Dolphins (C D): Tua Tagovailoa - Alabama
“We need a quarterback and we found a Russell Wilson-type to lead our dynamic offense in our rebuild.”
6) Los Angeles Chargers (Brayden Miller): QB Justin Herbert - Oregon
“Let’s be real, the Chargers can’t be serious with having Tyrod Taylor as their future QB.”
7) Carolina Panthers (Aqua Noob): DT Derrick Brown - Auburn
“2019 stats. 55 Tackles and 4 Sacks. Carolina ranked 23rd against the pass and 29th against the run, allowing 5.2 yards per rush.
8) Arizona Cardinals (BAD and Tony): OT Tristan Wirfs - Iowa
The Cards have big-time weapons. They have to be protected.”
9) Jacksonville Jaguars (Snowman): DT Javon Kinlaw - South Carolina
“They traded Calais Campbell, so they need a replacement.”
10) Cleveland Browns (Jeff Lauderdale): LB Kenneth Murray - Oklahoma
“With rumored interest in Ezra Cleveland, I decided to address an underrated need and give the Browns an elite athlete in the middle of their defense.”
11) New York Jets (Tateboyz): WR CeeDee Lamb - Oklahoma
“I would be a failure as the NYJ GM if I went into 2020 with Jamison Crowder as our best wide receiver. It was a tough decision, but with the No. 11 pick, we take CeeDee Lamb.”
12) Las Vegas Raiders (Solomon Smith): WR Jerry Jeudy - Alabama
“The Las Vegas Raiders choose Jerry Heist. With Derek Carr needing a weapon, Jerry will be a great inside threat with speed.”
13) San Francisco 49ers from Indianapolis (Shield 91): WR Henry Ruggs III - Alabama
“Ruggs is a well-rounded receiver that can run inside and outside of the slot and always has potential to score.”
14) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Donald Nolan): RB Jonathan Taylor - Wisconsin
“Tom Brady needs are right tackle to protect him, but I went with a do-it-all running back like he had with James White.”
15) Denver Broncos (Jonathan Rice): OT Mekhi Becton - Louisville
Garrett Bolles can hold teammates’ hands on the bench next year. Ruggs is gone and WR is deeper than OL.
16) Atlanta Falcons (Suplex Tyler): S Grant Delpit - LSU
“Their offense is fine and they could use some defense secondary help. I really like his play and he’s really good.”
17) Dallas Cowboys (Thomas Zahler): S Xavier McKinney - Alabama
“The Cowboys have lost players in the secondary and I’ve been looking for a game changing safety.”
18) Miami Dolphins from Pittsburgh (JerryCherryBand): OT Jedrick Wills - Alabama
“The Dolphins need some protection for Tua.”
19) Las Vegas Raiders from Chicago (Nicholas Noormand): CB C.J. Henderson - Florida
“Super athletic, but raw. Corner is a huge need too. Right up a Jon Gruden‘s alley.”
20) Jacksonville Jaguars from Los Angeles Rams (Snowman): OT Andrew Thomas - Georgia
“They need O-linemen help bad.”
Note: Kamau Williams-Hampton originally had this selection and was having connection problems. His pick was QB Jordan Love- Utah State. Nobody else picked Love, so we added him as a bonus.
21) Philadelphia Eagles (Guyro): WR Justin Jefferson - LSU
“Carson Wentz needs a weapon in the passing game and Jefferson will be just that.’
22) Minnesota Vikings from Buffalo (Ryan Kellerman): EDGE K’Lavon Chaisson
“Everson Griffen and Stephon Diggs are gone. I don’t know who to replace first.”
23) New England Patriots (Jeff Volan): EDGE A.J. Epenesa - Iowa
“With the 23rd pick in the BTSC mock draft...the dirty, cheating Patriots select A.J. Epenesa.”
24) New Orleans Saints (Thaddeus Kennedy): WR Denzel Mims - Baylor
“@ 6’3”, he’s a dynamic WR to pair with Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.”
25) Minnesota Vikings (Mark Davisson): OT Josh Jones - Houston
“We need to protect our awful QB Mr. Cousins. You like that. You like that!!!”
26) Miami Dolphins from Houston (Dilwidit): S Antoine Winfield Jr. - Minnesota
“As the third GM tonight for Miami… With pick No. 26 the Miami Dolphins choose a safety because they need to somehow try to replace the major loss of Minkah Fitzpatrick. With Xavier McKinney gone, Winfield Jr is the pick.”
27) Seattle Seahawks (Phillip Giandiletti): EDGE Yetur Gross-Matos - Penn State
“The Seahawks may need someone to replace Clowne
28) Baltimore Ravens (Jesse Robinson): ILB Patrick Queen - LSU
“Ravens biggest need by (a lot) is an ILB. And a good one is still there.”
29) Tennessee Titans (Janer Antonio Cabeza Manrique): WR Tee Higgins - Clemson
“Con la selección 29 Los Titanes de Tennessee selecciónan a Tee Higgins.”.
30) Green Bay Packers (Greg Geotz): WR Jalen Reagor - TCU
“Wow! Had my TeeHiggins pick already copied and pasted. Gotta adapt. Receivers are going fast, can’t wait for the second round. Going with Reagor to pair with Davante Adams.
31) San Francisco 49ers (Solarverse 6): DT Ross Blacklock - TCU
“The loss of defensive tackle DeForest Buckner leaves a huge hole.
32) Kansas City Chiefs (Michael O’Malley): C/G Cesar Ruiz
“Ruiz is the first guy on their board.”
49) Pittsburgh Steelers (Logan DeLorenzo): RB Cam Akers - Florida
“I do not think JK (Dobbins) will make it to us. Cam fits our history at running back, 215 lbs+ and he runs a 4.47.”
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