My first mock of the year is a reflection of the draft stock for top-100-level prospects after the all-star game circuit and before the NFL Scouting Combine (March 1-4 on NFL Network).
Teams will set their own draft boards before heading to the combine so that they attach values to players before the athletic testing begins. While the combine results are an important part of the evaluation process, establishing a grade for players based on their game tape is key, lest those fast 40-yard dashes supersede what we've seen from guys during their college careers.
The 95 selections listed here (the Giants used their third-round selection on former Western Michigan cornerback Sam Beal in the 2018 supplemental draft) take into account team needs prior to free agency, as well as the talent of the prospects. Free agency, which begins on March 13, will obviously alter the outlook for team needs.
Metcalf is a top-10 talent, but the neck injury he suffered last season might concern teams (though he reportedly has received full medical clearance).
Wren is a potential first-rounder and GM Chris Ballard has said the Colts will always be looking to build up front on both sides of the ball.
Riley Ridley doesn't get picked as high as his brother Calvin did in last year's draft (26th overall to the Falcons), but he'll still be an outstanding NFL receiver.
Bush's lack of size might keep him out of the first round, but he'll be a longtime playmaker in the league.
Ford can play guard or right tackle for the Giants.
With some Bucs LBs ticketed for free agency, Lamar is a fit here.
Improving the offensive line in front of Josh Allen should still be a priority, even after taking OT Jawaan Taylor in the first round. McCoy is as tough as they come in the middle.
The Broncos could lose multiple cornerbacks in free agency, and Love can fill a void.
Cincinnati needs more production at this position, and injury-prone TE Tyler Eifert is due to become a free agent.
Campbell would be a nice foil for Kenny Golladay.
[Jimmy Graham](/player/jimmygraham/497236/profile) might be back in 2019, but the future is not so clear for impending free agents [Lance Kendricks](/player/lancekendricks/2495187/profile) and [Marcedes Lewis](/player/marcedeslewis/2495888/profile). </content:power-ranking>
Harry's speed will be questioned until he runs at the NFL Scouting Combine; his strong hands will not.
Longtime center Ryan Kalil is retiring, and Bradbury has a similar skill set.
Omenihu brings strength and agility to the edge for the Dolphins, who need to get younger on the D-line.
Allen did not have a great Senior Bowl week, but still is a very good strong-side defender.
Edwards has a chance to go higher than this pick, but Minnesota would love to add his strength to its line.
Burns is lean, but possesses the bend to be an adept pass rusher for the Titans.
Wilson's a good find for the middle of the Steelers' defense.
Mack would go higher in most years, but the depth in this TE group makes him a steal here.
Jackson's flown under the radar a bit because of Miami's lack of success in 2018, but he's a powerful edge rusher.
[Dak Prescott](/player/dakprescott/2555260/profile) missed Jason Witten in 2018. Dallas needs to add a tight end. </content:power-ranking>
[Pierre Desir](/player/pierredesir/2543811/profile) earned a big free-agent payday with his play this fall. Williams helps fill the void if the veteran leaves. </content:power-ranking>
Unless the Saints really like a quarterback here -- it's their only top-100 pick -- finding a tight end seems like a good idea, given the depth of the class.
A versatile, hard-nosed defender -- just as the Patriots like.