Hello and welcome to Pegboards’ Fifth Annual NFL Mock Draft where the rules are made up and the picks don’t matter because we will be wrong 95% of the time.
This year Jesse and I are switching things up slightly. We have pulled our “friends” Eric and Ryan into the mix to help us throw darts at the mock draft dart board. Why would we do this you ask? Is it because we realized we lack some real expertise and sought out intelligent football minds to help bring some professionalism to this blog? Hahaha, no, of course not, it’s mostly because we are lazy (if you haven’t noticed by the lack of updates lately).
So here’s how it’s going to go, the draft order is Eric, Jesse, Ryan, and myself, Kevin. We were allowed to make trades but, spoiler alert, none of us did. Jesse and I will be providing most of the commentary for each pick. We will most likely use our pick’s commentary to praise ourselves and use their pick’s taking some deep shots at their character, intelligence, and overall self-esteem. So just normal, healthy friend stuff.
Without further ado, the Browns of Cleveland are on the clock…
Welcome to our third annual NFL Mock Draft! What we lack in analysis we make up for in poor attempts at humor! This year Kevin will be picking the odds and Jesse the evens. Trades are allowed and encouraged.
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Jameis Winston, QB Florida St
Kevin: Finally a draft that actually has some talented QBs at the top of the board. Far more interesting than picking between two top tackles. You know what isn’t interesting? Trying to predict Jameis Winston’s off the field behavior. The first overall pick isn’t as risky as it used to be thanks to the rookie scale. So if he messes up off the field then it is what it is. But he is worth the risk. It is a good fit for Winston as he gets to throw to big ol’ Vincent Jackson and hand off to Doug Martin.
2. Tennessee Titans- Marcus Mariota, QB Oregon:
Jesse: I desperately tried to avoid slotting Mariota to the Titans here. I thought that Kevin would bite if I let him know that the Titans were interested in moving back. No dice. Then I attempted to work out a deal with one of my other teams. Nothing came to fruition. Finally, I contemplated passing on Mariota all together and taking someone else. Alas, it was futile. I do think that some team is going to trade up and get him (Cleveland reportedly already offered two first-rounders to do just that) but in this scenario, Tennessee had a chance to land their first franchise QB since Steve McNair. And they took it.