NFL mock draft 1.0: KC Chiefs stay put and take value pick
By Grant Tuttle
While this may come as surprise to some, it shouldn’t. Zay Flowers is extremely versatile and is one of the best overall playmakers in the draft. At Boston College, Flowers was single-handedly the reason that their offense had some production. With an explosive first step and good twitch in and out of his breaks, Flowers would provide an excellent receiving threat for whoever is quarterbacking the Texans next season.
The Jets are (we think) going to end up with Aaron Rodgers at the helm. With a crowded wide receiver room and dominant defense, the Jets may be wise to invest in a top-tier offensive tackle. Paris Johnson Jr. would make for a great right tackle to pair with Mekhi Becton. This selection would provide an offensive line that could hold up against fierce pass-rushing teams. With a huge frame, Johnson is powerful at the point of attack and could make the Jets’ offensive line one of the most athletic units in football.
The Patriots seem to make their selections based on guys that they fall in love with. Last year, the selection that stunned some people was when they selected offensive lineman Cole Strange. This year, it’s less weird. Bryan Bresee is a massive problem for opposing offenses. With a quick first step and overwhelming power, Bresee has the potential to make the Patriots’ defense go from good to great if he can stay on the field. Bresee definitely fits the mold of a Patriots defensive star. I would expect Bill Belichick to fall in love with an old-fashioned, hard-nosed defender like Bresee.
The Packers seem to be committed to Jordan Love, but they should do their very best to prop him up and give him every reason to succeed. With this in mind, the choice is clear. Quentin Johnson is both an enormous receiver with a wide catch radius and a playmaker in the open field. While he is less physical than you may expect from a player of his size, he could become a dominant receiver in the near future. With a stellar offensive line already, Christian Watson in the fold, and an incoming Johnson, the Packers might be sneaky good offensively next season.