Keefer’s Three-Round Mock Draft By Division

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There are piles of mock drafts floating around, some great and some just straight trash. I mean the Giants taking a QB in the first round, really? This mock draft is unique and unlike others you will read. It is based on a mix of professional scouting, team needs, high-level rumors, and Austin Smith’s Top 100 Player Board. We will begin with the division I cover and follow the most, the AFC North.

Baltimore Ravens

#28- Zack Baun-LB-Wisconsin

Baltimore will want one of the first-round linebackers over an offensive weapon. Baun can play multiple positions on the field and plays better than his size shows. He’s linked to being able to serve a role similar to Anthony Barr; whether it is as an edge-rusher or falling back in coverage as a linebacker.

#55- Jon Greenard-DE-Florida

A team that finished 21st in sacks and was a top contender going into the playoffs last year, the Ravens have much-needed help getting to the QB. Greenard is quick and agile with great skillset. He had 19 sacks in three seasons as a Gator.

#60- Michael Pittman-WR-USC

Lamar Jackson could use a few extra playmakers to throw to. Pittman is a tower of a man with speed to match. He’s no Antonio Brown or young athletic stud but his numbers and stats make him almost a third-round steal. Jackson likes his TEs and Pittman is just another large receiver to throw to.

#92- Thaddeus Moss-TE-LSU

Speaking of TEs, the Ravens traded away Hayden Hurst. Similar to the Patriots in the 2010s, the Ravens prefer two-tight end sets. He’s a mismatch threat who can work on his blocking.

#106- Netane Muti-G-Fresno St

Muti is aggressive, maybe too much at times. His injuries in college are a huge red flag and is the reason he drops to the end of the third round. However, if he can stay healthy and keeps his cool, he will be a steal here.

Cincinnati Bengals

#1- Joe Burrow-QB-LSU

This pick is a no-brainer and I don’t recommend betting on it. Virtually every mock draft has named Burrow as the number one overall pick. He has the fewest flaws of all the QB prospects and is getting high praise from scouts and veterans. He has the mind, size, mobility, and accuracy to help rebuild the Bengals.

#33- Isaiah Wilson-OT-Georgia

When you draft the next big QB, you need to be able to protect him. Wilson has a massive frame but has a few flaws to work on. Having him at the end of the o-line will prevent edge-rushers from easily getting through or around him. After a few years in the system, Wilson can become one of the better tackles in the league.

#65- Julian Okwara-DE-Notre Dame

Okwara was a threat as an edge-rusher in college but could be better suited as a linebacker in the NFL. Either way, he can still attack on a blitz and also fall back as a linebacker. The Bengals are in need of youth and depth here.

Cleveland Browns

#10- Mekhi Becton-OT-Louisville

Baker Mayfield was sacked 40 times last year and could use someone like Becton on his blindside. He is an obvious risk in the Top 10 with his off the field issues and bulldozes through the opposition too much. Whether it is on the left or right, Becton can be a starting tackle for the Browns.

#41- Antoine Winfield-S-Minnesota

Despite a history of injuries, Winfield has ball-hawking capabilities for someone of his size. He’s got instincts, footwork, and is a solid contributor on special teams. Luckily, he has a fair shot at the starting job for Cleveland.

#74- Cameron Dantzler-CB-Mississippi St

Dantzler is a physical DB with great size and range. Even though he is a third-round selection, he can be a Day 1 starter. He has the skillset that would reflect nicely with Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams.

#94- Van Jefferson-WR-Florida

The WR position’s future in Cleveland seems in flux. Jefferson has the potential to blossom into a productive WR3 as a rookie. His route-running caught the eyes of the scouts and is reliable with his hands. He’s not the huge playmaker OBJ is but he can be consistent and help move the chains.

Pittsburgh Steelers

#49- Lloyd Cushenberry-C-LSU

Nov 16, 2019; Oxford, MS, USA; Louisiana State Tigers offensive lineman Lloyd Cushenberry III (79) gets set in the first quarter against the Mississippi Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

Cushenberry isn’t the best prospect but he fits the scheme for Pittsburgh and their zone and power run attack. The Steelers need to start looking toward the future with their offensive line and Cushenberry could be the new foundation of it once Pouncey retires.

#102- Jalen Hurts-QB-Oklahoma

Everyone seems against Hurts as a starting quarterback but he could fit in well behind Big Ben. The Steelers haven’t been successful in drafting a QB since Roethlisberger but Hurts can at least be a contributor to the team. He’s a leader and pure athlete but his downside is his arm strength and long-range accuracy. He can at least serve as a bridge QB but has the potential to be the starter.