NFL mock draft 2.0: Jets get a pass rusher as Giants move up for QB – New York Post


The Serby Mock 2.0 features quarterback-desperation in the top 15 picks, with the Giants trading up one more time to grab their quarterback of the future and the Jets sacking the kind of pass rusher Todd Bowles never had:

1. Cardinals
Quinnen Williams (DL, Alabama)

New coach Kliff Kingsbury isn’t drafting Kyler Murray and trading Josh Rosen, and defensive coordinator Vance Joseph is switching to a 3-4, so why not a disruptive presence alongside Chandler Jones.

2. 49ers
Nick Bosa (DE, Ohio State)

Joey’s little brother is a relentless pass rusher who will help DeForest Buckner make Jared Goff even more disoriented than he looked in Super Bowl LIII.

3. Jets
Josh Allen (LB, Kentucky)

The phone rings in the war room. It’s a 201 area code. It’s Dave Gettleman.

“Magic Mike, you don’t need a quarterback, thanks to us (forced laugh). If we’re ever gonna get a chance to meet you guys in the first Subway Super Bowl, we’ll need one. We just can’t afford to wait for Eli’s newborn son.”

Mike Maccagnan: “Appreciate you passing on Sam Darnold, Dave (chuckle). But Tom Brady might be playing until 45, and we haven’t gotten a sniff of him lately, and I’m lucky Mr. Johnson has given me another chance after falling in love the way I did with Christian Hackenberg.”

Gettleman: “Yeah, what the hell were you thinking?”

Maccagnan: (angrily hangs up, high-fives Gregg Williams in the war room).

Williams has sworn off bounties, so Maccagnan keeps the pick and gets a 6-foot-5, 260-pound bulldog who will make Jamal Adams happy and quarterbacks jittery for the first time in what seems like eternity. Williams barks at Adam Gase, “Somebody’s gotta block this guy in practice,” and they wind up wrestling on the floor of the war room before Christopher Johnson and Ira From Staten Island scramble to separate them.

4. Giants (from Raiders)
Dwayne Haskins (QB, Ohio State)

The phone rings in the Silver & Black war room. It’s Gettleman.

“Jon, great job last year, you inherited bupkis. Just wondering, who does Mike Mayock have us taking in his mock draft? (Nervous laugh).

Jon Gruden: “He’s got you taking Haskins at 4 after giving us a 2020 third-round pick and invites to the premiere of Steve Tisch’s next movie to move down to 6 … as long as Kyle Lauletta won’t be driving us there (laugh)!”

Gettleman: “Mayock nailed it again! You got a deal, kid!”

5. Buccaneers
Rashan Gary (DE, Michigan)

Jason Pierre-Paul is 30, releasing Vinny Curry would free up $8 million in cap room, and Bruce Arians has to play Drew Brees and Matt Ryan twice a year.

6. Raiders
Devin White (LB, LSU)

A Gruden Grinder tackling machine who answers their prayers at a position that has haunted them for years. A pass rusher later in the round.

7. Jaguars
Jawaan Taylor (OT, Florida)

It isn’t difficult to connect the dots between Nick Foles and new offensive coordinator John DeFillipo, former Eagles quarterbacks coach. Tom Coughlin won’t draft a quarterback shorter than him anyway, so he passes on Kyler Murray and grabs a 6-foot-5, 330-pound aircraft carrier for coach Doug Marrone, one who doesn’t remind either of them of Ereck Flowers.

8. Lions
Clelin Ferrell (DE, Clemson)

Aaron Rodgers is a problem, so best available pass rusher for Matt Patricia with injury-plagued Ziggy Ansah an unrestricted free agent.

9. Bills
Jonah Williams (OT, Alabama)

A 6-foot-5, 300-pound technician and to pair with LT Dion Dawkins to keep Josh Allen the quarterback upright. And Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll coached Williams for Nick Saban in 2017.

10. Broncos
Drew Lock (QB, Missouri)

If at first you don’t succeed, John Elway, try try again for your franchise quarterback, because Case Keenum isn’t the long-term answer.

Kyler Murray
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11. Bengals
Daniel Jones (QB, Duke)

New coach Zac Taylor will want his quarterback to succeed Andy Dalton sooner rather than later.

12. Packers

Montez Sweat (DE, Mississippi State)

Clay Matthews is 32 and Nick Perry’s future is a mist, so here’s a 6-foot-6, 245-pound pass rusher for new coach Aaron Rodgers … er, Matt LaFleur.

13. Dolphins
Kyler Murray (QB, Oklahoma)

Owner Stephen Ross becomes Anthony Molina, the fictional Browns owner who craved Bo Callahan in “Draft Day.” A splash is needed post-Ryan Tannehill.

14. Falcons
Ed Oliver (DT, Houston)

Dan Quinn would love an Aaron Donald Lite, especially if DT Grady Jarrett leaves in free agency.

15. Redskins
Greedy Williams (CB, LSU)

Josh Norman’s future is up in the air, so a 6-foot-3 corner in a division with Odell Beckham Jr., Amari Cooper and Alshon Jeffery helps.


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