1. Cleveland Browns (0-5) – DeShaun Watson (QB/Clemson)
The only winless team, the Browns are once again in desperate need for a quarterback. Hue Jackson and company will once again press the reset button this offseason and attempt to rebuild.
2. San Francisco 49ers (1-4) – DeShone Kizer (QB/Notre Dame)
The 49ers made a quarterback change this week, going back to Colin Kaepernick. In the process, Kaepernick restructured his deal, which will now allow him to void his deal after the season. Even if he does stay, San Francisco needs to find a new quarterback.
Kizer didn’t look great last week, but he also played in hurricane conditions, so he has to get a pass.
3. San Diego Chargers (1-4) – Myles Garrett (DE/Texas A&M)
Joey Bosa will finally make his NFL debut this week, but you can never had enough guys who can get to the quarterback in the NFL and the Chargers should easily be able to notice that given the tremendous amount of talent the AFC West has in edge rushers.
4. Carolina Panthers (1-4) – Leonard Fournette (RB/LSU)
Hey – remember when Carolina was in the Super Bowl? Wasn’t that last year? My how the mighty have fallen.
Jonathan Stewart is still here, but he turns 30 in March so a young replacement is an obvious need. Carolina could also look at upgrading their secondary after the Julio Jones whipped them in Week 4.
5. Miami Dolphins (1-4) – Derek Barnett (DE/Tennessee)
Not even the quarterback whisperer can save Ryan Tannehill. Miami is in a free fall, but unfortunately they’re stuck with Tannehill for now due to the ridiculous contract extension he was given.
Unless they are able to address Tannehill’s contract situation, they won’t be able to draft a new signal caller in the first round, so Miami will look for the next biggest need. With Mario Williams and Cameron Wake both on the wrong side of 30, finding a young edge rusher will be a priority. Barnett has recorded five sacks in his last three games.
6. New York Jets (1-4) – Brad Kaaya (QB/Miami FL)
Ryan Fitzpatrick has become a turnover machine, Geno Smith is still terrible and Christian Hackenburg looked like a wasted pick during the preseason. New York is yet again in search of a franchise signal caller.
7. Chicago Bears (1-4) – Jabrill Peppers (SS/Michigan)
Undrafted second year player Harold Jones-Quartey is the starting strong safety in Chiacago and the results have not been great. The Bears have a ton of holes on defense and will need to find the best player available. In prior mocks, I had Peppers a bit lower than he really have gone, but after a phenomenal showing against Rutgers, he can’t be ignored anymore.
There is some chatter that Peppers will play outside linebacker in the NFL, but with a listed weight of 205 pounds, there’s no way that happens.
8. New Orleans Saints (1-3) – Charles Harris (DE/OLB/Missouri)
The Saints secondary has not been terrible so far this year, but their front seven is a disaster – especially with rookie top pick Sheldon Rankins out. Their seven sacks put them near the bottom of the league.
9. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-3) – Cam Robinson (OT/Alabama)
Blake Bortles has been sacked multiple times in each game this season. Jacksonville spent a ton of moneya nd addressed a lot of needs last offseason, but the offensive line was one that was ignored.
10. Detroit Lions (2-3) – Caleb Brantley (DT/Florida)
For a team that is allowing 4.9 yards per carry – the second highest in the NFL, Detroit surprisngly hasn’t allowed a rushing touchdown this year. Don’t expect it to continue, however, if they still allow yards on the ground at such a high clip.
11. Indianapolis Colts (2-3) – Mike McGlinchey (OT/Notre Dame)
Andrew Luck is on pace to be sacked 64 times this season and that is inexcusable. I am still baffled that Luck signed an extension this offseason, Luck should have ran away from this franchise as soon as he was able to. The Colts have been successful with Luck despite Ryan Grigson doing everything in his power to prevent that.
12. Tennessee Titans (2-3) – Jalen Tabor (CB/Florida)
Tennessee’s front seven has played surprisngly well this season, but the secondary leaves a little less to be desired. Jason McCourty is a potential cap casualty this offseason.
13. New York Giants (2-3) – Dalvin Cook (RB/Florida State)
Rashad Jennings has been out since Week 2, but at age 31, he is not a long-term solution for Big Blue. With Eli Manning now in the twilight of his career, New York needs to find playmakers on offense who can take some pressure off of him.
14. Cincinnati Bengals (2-3) – Jamal Adams (CB/S/LSU)
Cincinnati is pretty set at cornerback, but Adams could ultimately line up at free safety, where the Bengals are currently deploying an underwhelming Shawn Williams.
15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3) – O.J. Howard (TE/Alabama)
The Buccaneers cut ties with Austin Seferian-Jenkins last month but they still need a safety valve for Jameis Winston, who has regressed this year.
16. Arizona Cardinals (2-3) – Chad Kelly (QB/Ole Miss)
Carson Palmer has regressed in 2016. If he continues to play poorly, the Cardinals will likely look to bring in a young signal caller to be groomed before being handed the keys in 2018.
17. Kansas City Chiefs (2-2) – Marlon Humphrey (CB/Alabama)
The Chiefs have Marcus Peters, but they never replaced Sean Smith, who signed with Oakland this offseason. Phillip Gaines will enter his contract year in 2017.
18. Buffalo Bills (3-2) – JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR/USC)
Buffalo is desperate for a playmaker outside of Sammy Watkins, who may be out for the season. Robert Woods is not fit to be a No. 2 receiver in the NFL.
19. Washington Redskins (3-2) – Desmond King (CB/Iowa)
Washington is so desperate for help at cornerback that Breshaud Breeland coming back is actually a good thing for them. He has been torched all season, which only shows what little depth this team has.
20. Tennessee Titans (2-3) – Ethan Pocic (G/C/LSU)
Chance Warmack, who has been a disappointment, is out for the season and has likely played his last down in Tennessee. An upgrade at the interior line is needed.
21. Houston Texans (3-2) – Jarrad Davis (LB/Florida)
Brian Cushing is no longer the player he once was. Houston need to look for his replacement as he begins to become a liability against the run.
22. Green Bay Packers (3-1) – Tim Williams (DE/OLB/Alabama)
Clay Matthews is a phenomenal pass rusher, but Julius Peppers is 36 and no longer able to play three downs. Williams can start as a rotational edge rusher with Peppers before becoming a full-time player.
23. Cleveland Browns (0-5) – Jonathan Allen (DE/DT/Alabama)
The Browns has holes all across their roster, so they will look for the best player available with the second pick *unless they trade down, which they are notorious for). Allen has slid a bit so if he is available when the Browns have their second pick, this is a no-brainer.
24. Denver Broncos (4-1) – Malik McDowell (DE/DT/Michigan State)
Malik Jackson left town when free agency began, opting for a big payday in Jacksonville, and left the Broncos thin at defensive end.
25. Baltimore Ravens (3-2) – Dawuane Smoot (DE/Illinois)
Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil aren’t spring chickens anymore. The Ravens need to find a young edge rusher to help take pressure off the aging defenders.
26. Atlanta Falcons (4-1) – Carroll Phillips (DE/OLB/Syracuse)
The Falcons erupted for six sacks last week against Denver, but until this becomes a consistent threat, the team should still look into adding another edge rusher.
27. Oakland Raiders (4-1) – Adoree’ Jackson (CB/USC)
Sean Smith was signed in the offseason, but he has been torched all season long. If he doesn’t improve, the Raiders will need to replace him.
28. Philadelphia Eagles (3-1) – Mike Williams (WR/Clemson)
I have been trying to avoid mocking a wide receiver to the Eagles given that they just drafted Nelson Agholor and acquired Dorial Green-Beckham over the past year but both players have been incredibly disappointing. Jordan Matthews is the Eagles on consistent threat.
29. Dallas Cowboys (4-1) – Courtland Sutton (WR/SMU)
The Cowboys need to bring in better options across from Dez Bryant, especially if he continues to be unable to avoid injury.
30. Pittsburgh Steelers (4-1) – Tre’Davious White (CB/LSU)
Pittsburgh took Artie Burns in the first round last season, but given the Steelers lack of depth, double-dipping isn’t a bad idea. The Steelers may also look at addressing the safety position early as well.
31. Seattle Seahawks (3-1) – Roderick Johnson (OT/Florida State)
Seattle hasn’t surrendered a lot of sacks, but much of that is due to Russell Wilson’s mobility. The offensive line issues are nothing new, but they need to be addressed.
32. New England Patriots (4-1) – Christian McCaffrey (RB/Stanford)
A skill player who can line up at multiple positions on offense? Sounds like an ideal player for Bill Belichick a la Danny Woodhead. It wouldn’t surprise me if he took a few snaps at cornerback as well in New England.