Picks 1-20 in this NFL mock draft reflect the current NFL standings. Playoff selections are determined by current standings and predicted results in the playoffs
1. Chicago Bears (0-1) – Connor Cook (QB/Michigan State)
Jay Cutler look terrible in the season opener. The Bears are a team going nowhere fast and Chicago was desperate to ship Cutler away last offseason. Perhaps they can press reset this offseason and find their new signal caller.
2. New York Giants (0-1) – Joey Bosa (DE/Ohio State)
With the Giants receiving more bad news about Jason Pierre-Paul, New York will need to find a new pass rusher. Bosa terrorized opposing offenses last season and should be the top pass rusher available.
3. Seattle Seahawks (0-1) – Laremy Tunsil (OT/Ole Miss)
Both of Seattle’s tackles were atrocious on Sunday. While it is extremely unlikely Seattle ends the year with the No. 3 pick, the Seahawks will need to evaluate their offensive line this offseason.
4. Oakland Raiders (0-1) – Vernon Hargreaves (CB/Florida)
D.J. Hayden has looked terrible in his NFL career. Oakland’s secondary is a mess, which spells disaster in a division with a lot of talented wideouts.
5. Cleveland Browns (0-1) – Cardale Jones (QB/Ohio State)
Josh McCown got knocked out of the game after trying to do his best John Elway impersonation. Manziel still looks bad, even his touchdown pass was poorly thrown and was a byproduct of Antonio Cromartie falling. Cleveland could be looking for a quarterback again and it should be expected that fellow Ohioan Jones would be well received from their fans.
6. Minnesota Vikings (0-1) – Robert Nkemdiche (DE/Ole Miss)
Minnesota’s defensive ends looked bad on Monday night. If they don’t improve, Minnesota could be looking to upgrade their pass rush in the offseason.
7. Indianapolis Colts (0-1) – Leonard Floyd (OLB/Georgia)
The Colts look bad on defense, especially at outside linebacker where Erik Walden was abused. Indianapolis seems to have given up on Bjoern Werner, who only played three downs. A pass rusher is needed in Indianapolis, especially is Marcus Mariota continues to play well.
8. New Orleans Saints (0-1) – Kendall Fuller (CB/Virginia Tech)
New Orleans’ secondary continues to struggle. The Saints need to upgrade their secondary if they want to be taken as serious contenders in today’s pass happy league.
9. Houston Texans (0-1) – Jared Goff (QB/California)
Brian Hoyer has already been benched and Ryan Mallett didn’t look like he was much better. It’s a shame that J.J. Watt is wasting his prime years on a Texans’ squad that can’t compete due to lack of talent at quarterback. Expect Houston to find their franchise signal caller in the draft.
10. Pittsburgh Steelers (0-1) – Ronnie Stanley (OT/Notre Dame)
Kelvin Beachum was an absolute liability at tackle on opening night, committing three penalties and allowing a sack, a quarterback hit and a pair of quarterback hurries. Beachum was very solid in 2014, so this could just be one bad game, but if he continues to struggle, Pittsburgh could look into finding a new blindside protector.
11. Baltimore Ravens (0-1) – Taylor Decker (OT/Ohio State)
All three of Baltimore tackles were overmatched by DeMarcus Ware and Von Miller. The Ravens need to protect Joe Flacco and while they may not face Devner’s front seven every week, this game did show that this line may not be able to compete for a deep playoff run.
12. Philadelphia Eagles (0-1) – Cameron Sutton (CB/Tennessee)
It only took one game, but the Eagles are already regretting the Byron Maxwell contract. To make matters worse, they traded Brandon Boykin in the offseason. Expect the Eagles to upgrade at cornerback in the offseason.
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-1) – Jack Conklin (OT/Michigan State)
Jameis Winston looked horrible in his pro debut, but his offensive line wasn’t of much assistance. Conklin ideally would be fit on the right, but Tampa may need him to stay on the blind side.
14. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-1) – Laquon Treadwell (WR/Ole Miss)
There is a good chance that Justin Blackmon never plays for the Jaguars again. There is no exceptional talent at wide receiver currently in Jacksonville, so adding a true top target would be helpful for Blake Bortles’ development.
15. Washington Redskins (0-1) – Spencer Drango (OT/Baylor)
It looks like Washington needs a right tackle again. The only consistent player on the Redskins offense is Trent Williams. It is going to be hard for any quarterback to succeed in Washington if they can’t stay protected.
16. Detroit Lions (0-1) – Jalen Ramsey (S/Florida State)
James Ighedibo struggled in his season debut. If he continues to play poorly, the Lions will have no choice but to find an upgrade.
17. San Diego Chargers (1-0) – A’Shawn Robinson (DE/Alabama)
Denver, Oakland and Kansas City all have a pair of fearsome pass rushers, something the Chargers lack. Without a pass rusher, San Diego is going to struggle in this division. Expect them to make a change this offseason.
18. Carolina Panthers (1-0) – Tyler Johnstone (OT/Oregon)
Just as expected, Michael Oher was awful at left tackle. The Panthers can’t expect Cam Newton to stay healthy if they continue to use Oher on the blind side.
19. Denver Broncos (1-0) – Jack Allen (C/Michigan State)
This is a bit early for Allen, but Denver is desperate for help on their offensive line, especially on the interior. Allen would be an immediate upgrade.
20. Miami Dolphins (1-0) – Shilique Calhoun (DE/Michigan State)
Miami has nobody aside from Cameron Wake who can consistent get to the quarterback. Calhoun would help prevent Wake from seeing double teams.
21. San Francisco 49ers (1-0) – Tyler Boyd (WR/Pittsburgh)
Anquan Boldin is a bit long in the tooth now and Torrey Smith is a very overrated wideout. San Francisco needs to inject some youth at the position and could get a steal here if Boyd falls to them.
22. Arizona Cardinals (1-0) – Ezekiel Elliott (RB/Ohio State)
Andre Ellington is terrible. Arizona needs to move on from him and find a better answer for their running game.
23. New York Jets (1-0) – Tre’Davious White (CB/LSU)
In his first game back with New York, Antonio Cromartie has seemingly already reverted back to his 2013 form. The Jets can’t keep him in the starting lineup is he continues to play poorly.
24. Kansas City Chiefs (1-0) – Duke Williams (WR/Auburn)
The Chiefs streak of futility at wide receiver continued on Sunday as all of Alex Smith’s passing touchdowns went to tight end Travis Kelce and running back Jamaal Charles. Neither Jeremy Maclin nor Albert Wilson played well. Expect the Chiefs to target a wideout early next spring.
25. Atlanta Falcons (1-0) – Nate Andrews (S/Florida State)
Aside from the interception, William Moore was awful on Monday night, allowing nine passes for 87 yards.
26. Tennessee Titans (1-0) – Su’a Cravens (S/USC)
Michael Griffin played well on Sunday, but he has regressed in recent years. He could be a cut candidate this offseason.
27. Buffalo Bills (1-0) – Pharoh Cooper (WR/South Carolina)
Buffalo only has three receivers under contract after the season. If they let the other walk, the team will need to find a way to upgrade their pass catchers.
28. St. Louis Rams (1-0) – Landon Turner (G/North Carolina)
The Rams played well against the Seattle, except their offensive line was terrible. Rodger Saffold continues to regress and could be replaced this offseason.
29. Dallas Cowboys (1-0) – Derrick Henry (RB/Alabama)
Darren McFadden is already losing carries to Joseph Randle, who Dallas may deem unable to handle the feature back role. If they decide to bring in a new back, Henry should be available.
30. Cincinnati Bengals (1-0) – Scooby Wright (OLB/Arizona)
Cincinnati curiously never attempted to upgrade their poor pass rush unit. Wright is versatile enough to play end of linebacker in the NFL.
31. Green Bay Packers – Dominique Alexander (ILB/Oklahoma)
Green Bay isn’t getting the most out of Clay Matthews because they are forced to play him inside. Adding an inside linebacker next offseason is paramount.