How would a move work out for all three teams?
After this trade, my biggest questions for each team are whether the Green Bay Packers would still take Eason at 30, what combination do the Bucs go with their picks in the first four rounds to help their “win-now” mentality, and what do the Titans do with all those extra picks?
Here are the three team’s mock drafts (all in the same simulation) on Pro Football Network’s mock draft simulator:
45. Josh Jones OT, Houston
61. Michael Pittman Jr. WR, USC
76. James Lynch, DT Baylor
93. Amik Robertson CB, Louisiana Tech
139. Jake Fromm QB, Georgia
-The Tennessee Titans end up landing their offensive tackle of the future in the second round while also managing to get one of the most intriguing players in the draft: Michael Pittman Jr. The former USC WR is the son of a coach, a special teams star, a team captain, and also over the last two seasons he has had 142 catches for just over 2,000 yards and 17 TDs.
After that, the Titans get James Lynch to give them what they would ask Jadeveon Clowney to do as a base end and a sub-package 3-tech. Then Titans’ favorite Amik Roberton rounds out round three and Jake Fromm is a solid option as a backup in round four who can get the ball to A.J. Brown if nothing else.
14. C.J. Henderson CB, Florida
29. Jordan Love QB, Utah State
117. Albert Okwuegbunam TE, Missouri
-Aside from Jordan Love, the Bucs fill an immediate need at cornerback with Henderson who also happens to be a value pick 14 given all of the top-12 talk we have had before the draft. “Albert O” is a fun, athletic option at tight end with high upside who makes even more sense if the Patriots move on from O.J. Howard.
30. Justin Jefferson WR, LSU
62. Isaiah Wilson OT Georgia
94. Alex Highsmith DE Charlotte
136. Khaleke Hudson ILB Michigan
-Apparently, if there isn’t a QB to be had here the Packers aren’t afraid to just take good football players which makes sense. Jefferson is a stud and would immediately be the second-best wide receiver on that offense while Isaiah Wilson could slide into that right tackle spot or at worst give you an upgrade at right guard. Highsmith is one of my favorite late Day 2 prospects, and while I don’t love Hudson he does give them help at a position of need.