23 Apr 49ershive mock draft 6.0
Well, this is it. After months of grueling debate and QB drama, we are officially in the “less than one week” mark until the NFL Draft kicks off.
As always, myself (@anthonyrmperry) and my man Stewart (@solockedin) are honored to bring you guys our second to last version of the 49ersHive mock draft! It has been a roller coaster of an offseason, and getting these mocks out have been nothing short of fun and challenging at the same time.
As always, this mock contains trades, draft analysis, and who we think each team is going to take in the NFL Draft, and for good reason of course.
In this mock, I decided to take on the odd numbered teams, while Stewart took on the evens.
Without further ado, here is our 6.0 mock draft!
Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence, QB, LSU
Lawrence is already very familiar with the Jags, and he’s ready to finally be the leading figure the team needs. It’ll be interesting to see how his first year pans out, but Lawrence is everything the Jags should be looking for in a franchise QB.
New York Jets: Zach Wilson, QB, BYU
Zach Wilson to the Jets, here’s to hoping they build up the offensive line to protect him in a deep class. He’s been linked to the Jets for what, a couple months now? Fields could be a shock, but everything points to Wilson being the man.
San Francisco 49ers: Trey Lance, QB, NDSU
People say that his experience with play action, playing under center, and calling plays at the line doesn’t matter, but that’s malarkey. Shanahan LOVES that stuff, and Lance is the man. He may need to sit one season, which catches the timeline for John Lynch stating that Garoppolo is still “the guy”, but that could change the moment they see him throw in training camp.
Atlanta Falcons: Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
The cost to come up is significant and I can’t see any team paying the price for QB4. Atlanta has been rumored to love Lance so him going at 3 helps them pick a freak TE to pair with Julio Jones. Pitts is the unicorn of this draft class. His potential is the highest of any offensive player in this class.
Cincinnati Bengals: TRADE! Patriots come up to pick 5 to snag Justin Fields. While it seems Belichick wants another Brady-type QB, I think he’s seen enough of Cam Newton to like that style of QB. Fields can sit for a year and learn the nuance of Bill’s offense, and dominate the AFC for the next decade. Bengals receive 21’ 2nd, 21’ 3rd, 22’ 1st rounder from the Patriots.
Miami Dolphins: Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU
Jamar Chase, the best receiver in the draft. Mike Gesicki, Davante Parker, and Chase are a good group of weapons for Tua. Tua’s development is key, and with the best WR in this draft class, there’s no excuse for him to under perform.
Detroit Lions: TRADE! WFT Comes up to get Mac Jones. I think some team is going to reach for Jones, but in the right system, I think Jones can and will succeed. A season with Ryan Fitzpatrick can go a long way. Jones is polished, but I still think he needs to learn what real NFL football is outside of Alabama. This situation could be similar to what Fitzpatrick dealt with in Miami. Lions get from WFt: 21’ 2nd, 21’ 3rd, 22’ 1st, 22’ 2nd, 22 4th.
Carolina Panthers: Rashawn Slater, OL, Northwestern
With new QB Sam Darnold in place, the offensive line needs addressing and Slater fills a need inside or out. He’s an interesting player to project as to where he’ll play on the line, but wherever he goes, he’s going to succeed.
Denver Broncos: Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
I feel that head coach Vic Fangio, and Stewart’s man, the new Gm George Paton like Drew Lock enough to not make any wild moves for a QB, so that team needs to bolster the defense. Get Parsons to reignite a once fiery defense. Parsons, aside from some off-field issues, is arguably the best LB in this draft class.
Dallas Cowboys: TRADE! Cowboys trade back with LA Chargers, Penei Sewell gets to protect Justin Herbert once more. Another masterful pick from Tom Telesco. Sewell’s stock “feels” like it’s been drifting a bit, so a slight fall such as this feels very realistic.
New York Giants: Christian Darrisaw, OL, Virginia Tech
After signing WR Kenny Golladay, I think they need to keep bolstering the OL to give Danny Dimes as much time as possible. This is a spot for a WR, but there’s no value. Get Christian Darrisaw and keep Jones safe. Possible trade back spot, but again, OL is coveted too much. Dave Gettleman loves his hogmollies, and he gets himself another stud.
Philadelphia Eagles: Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
They need pass catchers badly. This move helps ease the pain of passing on Justin Jefferson last year. After waiving Desean Jackson AND Alshon Jeffery, it’s time to inject their WR room with some major talent.
Dallas Cowboys: Patrick Surtain, CB, Alabama
They need secondary help, badly. With Dak back, that will take loads of pressure off the defense, get someone who can be CB1 for years on end. Surtain is mean, nasty, and technically sound. In what could be a toss-up division, Dallas needs all of the lockdown talent they can get.
Minnesota Vikings: TRADE! Vikings trade, Baltimore adds a Heisman trophy winner in Devonta Smith to catch passes from Heisman winner Lamar Jackson. Baltimore’s WR room, even after adding Sammy Watkins, is very underwhelming. Get Smith, who can be a true WR1, and give Lamar confidence in throwing the ball. The Vikings receive: 21′ 2nd, 22′ 2nd.
Cincinnati Benglas (Received from Patriots trace): Alijah Vera-Tucker, OL, USC
I feel that they need to retool on the OL and will double dip in this draft class. I LOVE AVT, and I think he fits into what they want to do better than Sewell. Lock up the most under rated OL in this class. I wouldn’t be shocked if the Bengals trade away from pick 5, as the team needs talent on both sides of the ball. This idea starts with AVT, who I think may end up being a better player than Sewell.
Arizona Cardinals: Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
That secondary needs a young corner with some coverage skills and swagger. Horn brings all of that. I think Horn could have an even higher ceiling than Patrick Peterson. Similar vibes from both CBs.
Las Vegas Raiders: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame
Weird team to project for, but I think they need help on defense. Jeremiah Koramoah kicks ass and would be the instant captain for that defense. He’s basically what Isaiah Simmons was coming out of college, but, I think he’ll have a more defined role in this defense.
Miami Dolphins: Azeez Ojulari, DE, Georgia
Speed and pass rush of the edge for an already good defense. He brings speed and multiple pass rush moves. His run defense needs fine tuning which Flores will coach up.
Detroit Lions (From WFT): Teven Jenkins, OL, Oklahoma State
I think they need to bolster their offensive line. Goff will need protection, and Teven Jenkins can be the guy. Offers flexibility and would be the right choice for the OL, great value given where they’re picking as well.
Chicago Bears: Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota
This team is stuck in mediocrity, but a solid WR to help Andy Dalton would be nice. They’re too far down to land any of the top Quarterback prospects, so get one of the most under rated WRs in this draft class.
Indianapolis Colts: K’Wity Paye, DE, Michigan
With Wentz in town, I think the defense needs a push. Give them K’Wity Paye to bolster the pass rush. It doesn’t feel like a sexy pick, but the pass rush has been lacking for some time. Frank Reich is a solid head coach, and after addressing QB, he needs a 3rd down game wrecker.
Tennessee Titans: Jaelan Phillips, DE, Miami
This team needs pass rush and Jaelan Philips will help them. His high motor and physical ability will be ideal for Mike Vrabel. The Titans pass rush has been week for some time now, and it’s about time they address the position with a high-quality draft pick.
New York Jets: Najee Harris, RB, Alabama
y\You got Wilson, now keep the offensive train moving. Najee Harris might be a little too rich at 23, but getting that one-two punch on offense is PERFECT for Saleh and Co. The RBs on the roster are mediocre at best, and the Jets need an imposing monster to spearhead the rushing attack.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Samuel Cosmi, OL, Texas
A once dominant OL needs help to protect an aging big Ben. With Alejandro Vilanueva, gone the Steelers need OT help and Cosmi is a solid and reliable operator.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Landon Dickerson, OL, Alabama
Don’t let an injury fool you. Protect Lawrence at all costs. Landon Dickerson is a monster when he’s healthy, has faced the best competition, and knows a thing or two about pass pro. The Jags have historically had larger IOL, and Landon fits that bill.
Cleveland Browns: Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa
A great defense adds to its front 7 with a big sideline to sideline linebacker. Chris Simms said he thinks Zaven can do it all. Although he played at Tulsa, his traits should not be overlooked. Collins is a monster.
Minnesota Vikings (From Baltimore): Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU
I think they’ll continue with defense. This team actually doesn’t have any real needs other than being young. I think they’ll want another solid secondary guy, so I’ll slide them Trevon Moehrig. It is a shame that safeties get overlooked in the NFL, as Moehrig as Pro Bowl potential.
New Orleans Saints: Jamin Davis, LB, Kentucky
A mini run on linebackers. The saints replace Kwon Alexander with a younger, cheaper, and more reliable player. In an LB class that isn’t too bad, Davis could be the dark horse of this pool of prospects. He’s fairly raw, but has solid upside as a player.
Green Bay Packers: Terrace Marshall Jr., WR, LSU
This is one of the weirder teams. With needs on both sides of the ball, and Rodgers getting older, he needs weapons. Terrace Marshall Jr. would be out of the norm of their WRs, but they can’t miss out on him. The FO has neglected to give Rodgers help, let’s just hope they do it now before it’s too late.
Buffalo Bills: Jayson Oweh, DE, Penn State
A physical freak who really needs coaching and a good system fit. Buffalo needs pass rush to help slow down Patrick Mahomes if they want to get to a super bowl. Oweh brings insane speed and a tremendous shuttle time. Those athletic numbers should translate into the Bills defense with ease.
Kansas City Chiefs: Creed Humphrey, OL, Oklahoma
We saw how impactful having a terrible OL is, even for THE BEST QB in the league. Creed Humphrey fits the Bill of an Andy Reid lineman, and his flexibility will be coveted on the Chiefs. He should be a plug-and-play starter in an offense that favors offensive linemen.
Tampa Bay Bucaneers: Alex Leatherwood, OL, Alabama
With Tom Brady at QB you need excellent tackles to protect him, with one All-Pro in Wirfs, Jason Licht swings again. Alabama OL are beasts in their own world, and Leatherwood would be another plug0and-play guy that should succeed right away.