A couple of notes on the process and picks: I established need by checking a few different sources and seeing what seemed to be true and also trying to see if the teams actions seem to indicate they agree with the "expert" opinions. Then I combined some of my own work with seeing how others felt about players and tried to create a list of the top 50. Then I did a blind draft.. without having checked anyone else's. So, here it is. The positions listed before the pick are what I decided were the teams top needs.
IDL, EDGE, IOL, WR
QB Kyler Murray
I dont agree with them doing this but it seems pretty sure they are.
- San Francisco
CB, S, EDGE, WR
EDGE Nick Bosa
The best player in the draft and Im not happy this guy will be in the NFC West.
- NY Jets
EDGE, CB, OT, IDL
DL3T Quinnen Williams
This could just as easily be Josh Allen but I felt Williams was maybe the most dominant D lineman overall last season so would be hard to pass on.
EDGE, CB, RB, LB
EDGE Josh Allen
The most pressing need after trading Mack last year.
5 Tampa Bay
LB, EDGE, CB
OT Jonah Williams
They have to decide if Winston is what they want to do at QB . Williams will give them time to evaluate.
6 NY Giants
EDGE, OT, CB, QB
DL3T Ed Oliver
I think some people want them to go QB here but I just couldnt justify it. Oliver will reinforce the D and be a wrecking ball.
EDGE, OT, TE
OT Jawaan Taylor
They are hoping Foles is the answer, post Bortles. Taylor will be his new best friend.
CB, TE, EDGE
EDGE Montez Sweat
Sweat has shot up in recognition. I tend to be wary of players who show up more in shorts than pads, but you cant deny his potential.
IDL, EDGE, OT
CB Greedy Williams
I didnt list CB as their absolute top need but the best CB will have more value than what they would get otherwise here I felt.
QB, LB, IDL
ILB Devin White
White will help plug the middle for the next 8 to 10 years.
LB, OT, TE
EDGE Clelin Ferrell
This could be early but the Bengals need playmakers on D.
12 Green Bay
S, TE, OT
WRF DK Metcalf
Green Bay and Rodgers just seem to work when they have lots of WR that are legit threats more than a TE. DK Metcalf will take pressure off Adams.
QB, OT, EDGE, IOL
CB Byron Murphy
I think I believe those that say Miami is in a long term re-set and wont feel compelled to grab a QB this year, in a down year for QBs.
IDL, EDGE, CB
EDGE Brian Burns
Vic Beasely isnt cutting it as their main pass rusher off the edge. This might be a reach for Burns but if you want an EDGE rusher these days you have to be prepared to stretch out for it!
WR, IOL, EDGE
WR AJ Brown
Washinton needs some real threats at WR, AJ Brown will help.
EDGE, OT, S, IOL
WR Hakeem Butler
Cam needs weapons and Butler should provide that.
CLE CB, S, IDL, LB
QB Dwayne Haskins
I considered that they might be able to trade this to Arizona for Rosen. But with how the draft seemed to fall in my opinion I thought they might be better off keeping the pick and Haskins and getting and extra year of him compared to getting Rosen's already 1 year old contract. If they think Rosen is better they might make the trade here.
IOL, OT, IDL
DL3T Rashan Gary
That defensive line used to be a strength..its not really now. This gets them back on track.
EDGE, IOL, WR
EDGE Jachai Polite
Again, this could be early but everyone is seeming to need an EDGE rusher and needs to counter all the throwing. Polite isnt perfect but will be an immediate upgrade.
WR, LB, CB, EDGE
FS Deionte Thompson
Not their biggest need but it looks like that Thompson might slide to here and thats hard to ignore. The Steelers secondary will have a lot of Free Agents next year.
- Seattle --> Oakland
S, EDGE, CB
TRADE1 - RAIDERS TJ Hockenson
Obviously this is a Seahawks board so I spent the longest time on this. Obviously Seattle wants to trade back. I tried to find something realistic. I felt the Raiders would be willing to move up so they get TE Hockenson. They lost their starting TE from last year and Gruden was unhappy about it. Carr likes going there so this gives them the TE they like best. It could be TE Noah Fant instead.
Seattle gives up #21, and gets #27 and #99.
WR, LB, IOL, EDGE
TE Noah Fant
The Ravens really need a WR, but the value here is TE and its also a need and might fit their QB best. They are happy to get either of the top 2 TEs.
OT, IOL, S
OT Andre Dillard
QB Watson was sacked far, far too much last year. Dillard will bring that number down.
CHI EDGE, CB, RB, LB
RB Josh Jacobs
Only one RB really worth the first round this year and Oakland is the team in the situation they can use a pick there.
S, OT, EDGE, RB
FS Juan Thornhill
Good value here for what some people might say is the best FS in the draft. Need a tackle but I dont see value at 25 for that. Might indicate they might need to trade up.
IDL, WR, S, CB
DL3T Christian Wilkins
No deep holes but Wilkins will solidify the interior of the D line.
27.Oakland --> Seattle --> Green Bay
DAL EDGE, CB, RB, LB
TRADE1 - SEAHAWKS.
TRADE2 PACKERS DL1T Dexter Lawrence
The Seahawks trade down a second time. They send both picks from Oakland to Green Bay (#27, #99) and get #30, #107, and #111.
The Packers move up to secure Dexter Lawrence who will anchor the middle of their D line.
- LA Chargers
OT, IDL, WR
CB Amani Oruwariye
They might be tempted to go QB or OT but Id still consider those reaches with what is there. Oruwariye will help them keep pace with the Chiefs passing game and raise the talent level of the defense.
29 Kansas City
EDGE, CB, LB
DL5T Zach Allen
Not a pure EDGE D lineman but Zach Allen can help with the rush and against the pass. Lacks speed to be a true EDGE rusher but has a good bull rush. Smart player and might develop more pass rush techniques and so he will be a good all round DE at the next level. Helps fill the loss of Justin Houston.
- Green Bay
S, TE, OT
OG Chris Lindstrum
Seahawks fail to trade back again. I disagreed when preparing that Seattle feels OG is a need after their signings..but Lindstrum is good insurance vs injury this year and is probably the best guard in the draft. He could start this year , if not next and then will hold that job for 10 years.
- LA Rams
EDGE, LB, CB
ILB Devin Bush
The Rams got to the Super Bowl last year but still had some obvious holes. Bush probably wont really fall this far but if he does is a steal.
- New England
EDGE, IDL, WR
QB Drew Lock
Scoop is Tom Brady may not play forever and there has to be a plan in place. This could be it.
So after the first round I found it interesting I ended up with the following still available, though the Seahawks in this draft dont have a 2nd rounder:
S Taylor Rapp
S Nasir Adderly
C Garret Bradbury
WR N'Keal Harry
So, with the trades I saw for Seattle they would end up with these picks:
1, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5
Maybe a trade back in the 4th to get some late round things. I wouldnt rule out a way to get back into the 2nd since JS seems to see a lot of value there.