NFL Draft: Tom Barnett's Mock Draft 1.0



1. New York Jets - QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson

It's time for the Sam Darnold experience to come to a close in New York. Lawrence is the best player in the draft and the Jets have five of the top ninety picks in the draft. The Jets are likely to trade Darnold in this scenario, giving them even more picks to build around Lawrence. GM Joe Douglas has no ties to Darnold and will have plenty of picks to build around his future franchise quarterback.


2. Jacksonville Jaguars - QB Justin Fields, Ohio State

Minshew mania has ended in Jacksonville. Fields is off to a very impressive start and would be the first quarterback off the board in most draft classes. He has 11 TD passes through three games and just 11 incompletions.


3. Dallas Cowboys - OT Penei Sewell, Oregon

Sewell is viewed by many as a generational offensive line prospect. Dallas may have Tyron Smith and La'el Collins already, but Collins has missed the entire season and Smith has only played two games. Dallas needs to protect Dak once he returns next season and the addition of Sewell provides them insurance. If Collins and Smith are both healthy, Dallas can slide one of these three to guard in the meantime.


4. New York Giants - QB Zach Wilson, BYU

If the Giants end up with a top five draft pick, it's likely Dave Gettleman's time as GM of the New York Giants will be coming to an end. It also means Daniel Jones likely hasn't shown the improvement the coaching staff is hoping to see in the second half of the season. Wilson is scorching hot this season - completing 75.1% of his passes for an undefeated BYU team.


5. Washington Football Team - QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State

The Football Team seems set on abandoning the development of Dwayne Haskins, despite starting just 11 games for the franchise. Lance will likely need a year or two of development, since he has just one year of experience starting in the FCS subdivision. He's a bit of a risky selection, but possesses all the physical traits needed to succeed in the NFL if given proper time to learn behind Kyle Allen and/or Alex Smith.


6. Los Angeles Chargers - CB Patrick Surtain II, Alabama

Los Angeles traded away Desmond King II to Tennessee before the trade deadline and is left with an aging secondary. Casey Hayward and offseason addition Chris Harris Jr. are both on the wrong side of 30 and have contracts expiring after the 2021 season. Surtain II has been an elite cover corner for Alabama, allowing just 10 receptions in 6 games this season. The Chargers could also use some help on the offensive line and wide receiver, but both positions a