Mock Draft 1.0

Hello and welcome to Dylan Stagge’s first and only mock draft. I only need one because this is 100% right.

  1. Browns– Josh Allen, QB Wyoming
  2. Giants– Saquon Barkley, RB Penn State
  3. Jets– Baker Mayfield, QB Oklahoma
  4. Bills (From Browns)- Sam Darnold, QB USC
  5. Broncos– Josh Rosen, QB UCLA
  6. Colts– Bradley Chubb, DE NC State
  7. Buccaneers– Minkah Fitzpatrick, CB Alabama
  8. Bears– Quenton Nelson, OG Notre Dame
  9. 49ers– Roquan Smith, LB Georgia
  10. Raiders– Denzel Ward, CB Ohio State
  11. Dolphins– Tremaine Edmunds LB Virginia Tech
  12. Browns (from Bills)- Mike McGlinchey, OT Notre Dame
  13. Redskins– Derwin James, S Florida State
  14. Packers– Harold Landry, DE Boston College
  15. Cardinals– Lamar Jackson, QB Louisville
  16. Ravens– Vita Vea, DT Washington Marcus Davenport, DE UTSA
  17. Chargers– Da’Ron Payne, DT Alabama
  18. Seahawks– Josh Jackson, CB Iowa
  19. Cowboys– Calvin Ridley, WR Alabama
  20. Lions– Maurice Hurst, DT Michigan
  21. Bengals– Will Hernandez, OG UTEP
  22. Browns (from Bills)- Mike Hughes, CB UCF
  23. Patriots (via Rams)- Kolton Miller, OT UCLA
  24. Panthers– Leighton Vander Esch, LB BYU
  25. Titans– James Daniels, C Iowa
  26. Falcons– Hayden Hurst, TE South Carolina
  27. Saints– Courtland Sutton, WR SMU
  28. Steelers–  Rashaan Evans, LB Alabama
  29. Jaguars– Jaire Alexander, CB Louisville
  30. Vikings– Isaiah Wynn, G Georgia
  31. Patriots– Taven Bryan, DT Florida
  32. Eagles– Isaiah Oliver, CB Colorado
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NFL Mock Draft 7.0

2 Days until the NFL DRAFT!! I’m back with version 7 of my Mock Draft. I will be posting one today and then on draft day! STAY TUNED

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NOTE: FOR THIS MOCK, I INTENTIONALLY PUT THE TOP 3 PICKS ALL BEING QB TO SHOW THE DOMINO AFFECT AND THEN THURSDAY WILL BE MY TRUE PREDICTION.

  1. Browns- Josh Allen, QB Wyoming
  2. Giants- Sam Darnold, QB USC
  3. Jets- Josh Rosen, QB UCLA
  4. Browns- Saquon Barkley, RB Penn State
  5. Broncos- Bradley Chubb, DE NC State
  6. Colts- Roquan Smith, LB Georgia
  7. Buccaneers- Derwin James, S Florida State
  8. Bears- Quenton Nelson, OG Notre Dame
  9. 49ers- Denzel Ward, CB Ohio State
  10. Raiders- Minkah Fitzpatrick, CB Alabama
  11. Dolphins- Baker Mayfield, QB Oklahoma
  12. Bills- Tremaine Edmunds LB Virginia Tech
  13. Redskins- Vita Vea, DT Washington
  14. Packers- Mike McGlinchey, OT Notre Dame
  15. Cardinals- Calvin Ridley, WR Alabama
  16. Ravens- Marcus Davenport, DE UTSA
  17. Chargers- Da’Ron Payne, DT Alabama
  18. Seahawks- Mike Hughes, CB UCF
  19. Cowboys- Courtland Sutton, WR SMU
  20. Lions- Maurice Hurst, DT Michigan
  21. Bengals- Will Hernandez, OG UTEP
  22. Bills- Lamar Jackson, QB Louisville
  23. Patriots (via Rams)- Kolton Miller, OT UCLA
  24. Panthers- Leighton Vander Esch, LB BYU
  25. Titans- Harold Landry, DE Boston College
  26. Falcons- Jaire Alexander, CB Louisville
  27. Saints- Hayden Hurst, TE South Carolina
  28. Steelers-  Rashaan Evans, LB Alabama
  29. Jaguars- Isaiah Oliver, CB Colorado
  30. Vikings- Josh Jackson, CB Iowa
  31. Patriots- Taven Bryan, DT Florida
  32. Eagles- Sony Michel, RB Georgia

NFL Mock Draft 6.0

3 Days until the NFL DRAFT!! I’m back with version 6 of my Mock Draft. I will be posting one today, tomorrow and then on draft day! STAY TUNED

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NOTE: FOR THIS MOCK, I INTENTIONALLY PUT SAQUON #1 TO SHOW THE DOMINO EFFECT. TOMORROW WILL BE TOP 3 PICKS ALL BEING QB AND THEN THURSDAY WILL BE MY PREDICTION.

  1. Browns- Saquon Barkley, RB Penn State
  2. Giants- Bradley Chubb, DE NC State
  3. Jets- Sam Darnold, QB USC
  4. Browns- Josh Allen, QB Wyoming
  5. Broncos- Josh Rosen, QB UCLA
  6. Colts- Quenton Nelson, OG Notre Dame
  7. Buccaneers- Minkah Fitzpatrick, CB Alabama
  8. Bears- Denzel Ward, CB Ohio State
  9. 49ers- Tremaine Edmunds LB Virginia Tech
  10. Raiders- Roquan Smith, LB Georgia
  11. Dolphins- Baker Mayfield, QB Oklahoma
  12. Bills- Derwin James, S Florida State
  13. Redskins- Vita Vea, DT Washington
  14. Packers- Mike McGlinchey, OT Notre Dame
  15. Cardinals- Lamar Jackson, QB Louisville
  16. Ravens- Marcus Davenport, DE UTSA
  17. Chargers- Da’Ron Payne, DT Alabama
  18. Seahawks- Josh Jackson, CB Iowa
  19. Cowboys- D.J. Moore, WR Maryland
  20. Lions- Derrius Guice, RB LSU
  21. Bengals- Will Hernandez, OG UTEP
  22. Bills- Calvin Ridley, WR Alabama
  23. Patriots (via Rams)- Kolton Miller, OT UCLA
  24. Panthers- Jaire Alexander, CB Louisville
  25. Titans- Harold Landry, DE Boston College
  26. Falcons- Taven Bryan, DT Florida
  27. Saints- Hayden Hurst, TE South Carolina
  28. Steelers-  Rashaan Evans, LB Alabama
  29. Jaguars- Mike Hughes, CB UCF
  30. Vikings- Isaiah Wynn, T Georgia
  31. Patriots- Maurice Hurst, DT Michigan
  32. Eagles- Isaiah Oliver, CB Colorado

NFL Schedule Release INITIAL Records (Pre-Draft)

As we know, the schedule was released earlier tonight. I decided to take a shot at predicting their records based on what we know as of now… Yes I know the draft hasn’t happened yet! Check out my latest mock draft here!

 

AFC NORTH:

Bengals- 6-10

Ravens- 8-8

Steelers- 10-6

Browns- 5-11

AFC SOUTH:

Texans- 10-6

Titans- 9-7

Colts- 5-11

Jaguars- 11-5

AFC EAST:

Patriots- 12-4

Bills- 5-11

Jets- 6-10

Dolphins- 4-12

AFC WEST:

Chiefs- 8-8

Raiders- 10-6

Chargers- 10-6

Broncos- 7-9

NFC NORTH:

Packers- 11-5

Lions- 6-10

Vikings- 12-4

Bears- 7-9

NFC SOUTH:

Falcons- 11-5

Panthers- 9-7

Saints- 9-7

Buccaneers- 8-8

NFC EAST:

Cowboys- 7-9

Redskins- 9-7

Giants- 6-10

Eagles- 11-5

NFC WEST:

Rams- 10-6

Seahawks- 7-9

49ers- 9-7

Cardinals- 5-11

 

NFL Mock Draft 5.0

10 Days until the NFL DRAFT!! I’m back with version 5 of my Mock Draft.

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  1. Browns- Josh Allen, QB Wyoming
  2. Giants- Saquon Barkley, RB Penn State
  3. Jets- Sam Darnold, QB USC
  4. Browns- Bradley Chubb, DE NC State
  5. Broncos- Josh Rosen, QB UCLA
  6. Colts- Quenton Nelson, OG Notre Dame
  7. Buccaneers- Derwin James, S Florida State
  8. Bears- Denzel Ward, CB Ohio State
  9. 49ers- Josh Jackson, CB Iowa
  10. Raiders- Roquan Smith, LB Georgia
  11. Dolphins- Baker Mayfield, QB Oklahoma
  12. Bills- Tremaine Edmunds LB Virginia Tech
  13. Redskins- Minkah Fitzpatrick, CB Alabama
  14. Packers- Vita Vea, DT Washington
  15. Cardinals- Calvin Ridley, WR Alabama
  16. Ravens- Marcus Davenport, DE UTSA
  17. Chargers- Da’Ron Payne, DT Alabama
  18. Seahawks- Mike McGlinchey, OT Notre Dame
  19. Cowboys- D.J. Moore, WR Maryland
  20. Lions- Derrius Guice, RB LSU
  21. Bengals- Will Hernandez, OG UTEP
  22. Bills- Lamar Jackson, QB/WR (I kid I kid) Louisville
  23. Patriots (via Rams)- Kolton Miller, OT UCLA
  24. Panthers- Harold Landry, DE Boston College
  25. Titans- Leighton Vander Esch, LB Boise State
  26. Falcons- Maurice Hurst, DT Michigan
  27. Saints- Hayden Hurst, TE South Carolina
  28. Steelers-  Rashaan Evans, LB Alabama
  29. Jaguars- Mike Hughes, CB UCF
  30. Vikings- Orlando Brown, OT Oklahoma
  31. Patriots- Taven Bryan, DT Florida
  32. Eagles- Isaiah Wynn, T Georgia

NBA Playoffs Opening Round Picks and Analysis

WESTERN CONFERENCE:

#1 Houston Rockets (65-17) vs. #8 Minnesota Timberwolves (47-35)

Jason Gandhi

Pick: Rockets (4-2)

Analysis: 44-3. That’s the record that the Rockets have Chris Paul, James Harden, and Clint Capela all play. I’m sure by the end of the playoffs you’ll be seeing 44-3 in your dreams due to the usage of that stat. But, do not overlook the Timberwolves. Thibodeau is a fantastic defensive coach and has enough talent to get going in the playoffs. I’ll leave you with two more stats to ponder as the playoffs begin. Chris Paul has never advanced further than the 2nd round. James Harden’s last playoff performance: 10 points, 2-of-11 shooting, 6 turnovers.

Dylan Stagge

Pick: Rockets (4-0)

Analysis: This year is the Rockets’ best chance to upset the defending champs They finished with the best record in the NBA and dominated the underachieving Wolves in the regular season. This shouldn’t be a contest.

#2 Golden State Warriors (58-24) vs. #7 San Antonio Spurs (47-35)

Jason Gandhi

Pick: Warriors (4-1)

Analysis: The Warriors haven’t looked good of recent weeks without Steph Curry and now more than ever, they need to step it up. This has been a disappointment of expectations for the Spurs and they have their chance to dethrone the champs. I don’t see it happening though, Steve Kerr will alter the playbook to fit KD and the Spurs aren’t as deep as usual. This isn’t the matchup in which the Warriors falter.

Dylan Stagge

Pick: Warriors (4-1)

Analysis: Kawhi Leonard gives the Spurs the starpower they have been missing all season long and the chance at redemption from Zaza Pachulia’s dirty shot last postseason. The Warriors have also been struggling without Steph Curry. However, the Warriors realize this is the postseason and turn it on. There is potential here for the Spurs to make it close if Kawhi turns it on.

#3 Portland Trail Blazers (49-33) vs. #6 New Orleans Pelicans (48-34)

Jason Gandhi

Pick: Trail Blazers (4-2)

Analysis: Both teams have stars who don’t have the best supporting cast but have learned how to use what they have and roll with it. Both teams had 2nd half surges solidifying their spot in the playoffs. What seperates them? 2 >1.  Damian Lillard and C.J McCollum are too much to handle for Rajon Rondo and E’twaun Moore. Anthony Davis is going to get his 30 points and 15 rebounds and dominate but the Pelicans lost too much depth when Boogie went down.

Dylan Stagge

Pick: Trail Blazers (4-2)

Analysis: The Blazers only ended up winning one more game than the Pelicans this season. I’m a much bigger believer in the Pelicans though. It would take an incredible showing from Anthony Davis to win this series, and I think he will be able to for a couple of games. The Blazers just have more weapons to win an entire series.

#4 Oklahoma City Thunder (48-34) vs. #5 Utah Jazz (48-34)

Jason Gandhi

Pick: Thunder (4-3)

Analysis: I really went back and forth with this one. Both teams show glimpses of being legit contenders but then again when Carmelo Anthony is bricking 3’s like it’s his job and Ricky Rubio is shooting like a blind man with Kobe’s mentality, it is hard to pick either one. I give the edge to the Thunder just due to the experience. Russ and Paul George have both had extended runs in the playoffs and they have played well when the competition is a top team. Definitely a game 7 type series but Russ passes to PG-13 for the game winner!

Dylan Stagge

Pick: Thunder (4-3)

Analysis: Between Utah’s gritty style and Russ’s intensity, we might see a couple of brawls in this series. I think the Thunder decide to turn things on in this series though and pull it off in 7 games.

 

EASTERN CONFERENCE:

#1 Toronto Raptors (59-23) vs. #8 Washington Wizards (43-39)

Jason Gandhi

Pick: Wizards (4-2)

Analysis: I’m going to start with a quote from ESPN: “Among active NBA players, only Rajon Rondo and Jamal Crawford have attempted more field goals in the postseason and converted them at a lower true shooting percentage than DeRozan.” We all know of Derozan and Lowry’s poor playoff performance. If you need a reminder, just go on YouTube and watch Kyle Lowry leave his team in the middle of the game. But, lets talk about the Wizards. They have so much talent in one of the best backcourts in Wall and Beal AND have an underrated small forward in Otto Porter Jr. I believe he is the X-factor. If he can show the league why he was a top 5 pick a few years back, the Wizards will win this series. Sorry Canada!

Dylan Stagge

Pick: Raptors (4-1)

Analysis: The Wizards lost 5 of their last 6. They have had a rough regular season and certainly underachieved like the West’s 8 seed. Playoff Raptors certainly can choke at any moment, but I think they get through at least this first round with ease.

 

#2 Boston Celtics (55-27) vs. #7 Milwaukee Bucks (44-38)

Jason Gandhi

Pick: Bucks (4-2)

Analysis: The Bucks got the matchup they wanted. The Celtics now without Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving are going to struggle to get consistency out of guys like Terry Rozier and Semi Ojeleye who now have to step up. If one coach could do it though, it is Brad Stevens. Jabari Parker needs these playoffs to show despite the injuries he can be a dynamic player. The Celtics can squeeze a few out but ultimately the Bucks have too much talent.

Dylan Stagge

Pick: Bucks (4-2)

Analysis: The Celtics are missing Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, and Marcus Smart. I can’t buy them anymore. The Bucks are the more talented team and Giannis will turn it on for the postseason. If the Celtics win though, it will be because of Brad Stevens.

 

#3 Philadelphia 76ers (52-30) vs. #6 Miami Heat (44-38)

Jason Gandhi

Pick: 76ers (4-1)

Analysis: The 76ers have had the most impressive season of anyone this year. Coming off a horrible few years during “the Process”, the fans of Philly are having all of it come back at once. The Eagles won the Super Bowl and the 76ers are good again. Miami is no match for Philly but they sneak one out when Embiid is out and Whiteside plays well.

Dylan Stagge

Pick: 76ers (4-1)

Analysis: The Heat are the East’s version of the gritty team that keeps things close every game (West’s is the Jazz). The Heat are not nearly as good though, and the Sixers are scorching hot. The Heat will pull out one game because they keep every game close, but the Sixers, especially if they get Embiid back, are extremely scary.

 

#4 Cleveland Cavaliers (50-32) vs. #5 Indiana Pacers (48-34)

Jason Gandhi

Pick: Cavaliers (4-2)

Analysis: Lebron James. Okay, I’ll clarify. Playoff Lebron James. The Pacers are another one of the best stories in the league with hometown star Victor Oladipo leading the charge. But, Lebron in the playoffs hasn’tb een stopped in 8 years in the Eastern Conference and it won’t happen this year. Something to watch for: this is Larry Nance Jr., and Jordan Clarkson’s first playoff appearances and both play key minutes.

Dylan Stagge

Pick: Cavaliers (4-2)

Analysis: My heart wants the Pacers, but Lebron is going to overwhelm the young squad. Although the Pacers are deeper, playoff Lebron doesn’t need any help from his teammates unless he’s playing the Warriors.

 

NBA Mock Draft 2.0

First mock draft since the regular season has concluded. Ties are in order from Tankathon.com

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  1. Suns- Deandre Ayton, C Arizona
  2. Grizzlies- Luka Doncic, SF Slovenia
  3. Mavericks (tie 3/4)– Marvin Bagley III, PF/C Duke
  4. Hawks (tie 3/4)–  Michael Porter Jr, SF Missouri
  5. Magic- Jaren Jackson Jr. PF/C Michigan State
  6. Bulls (tie 6/7)– Wendell Carter, PF Duke
  7. Kings (tie 6/7)– Mohamed Bamba, PF/C Texas
  8. Cavaliers (via Nets)- Collin Sexton, PG Alabama
  9. Knicks- Trae Young, PG Oklahoma
  10. 76ers (via Lakers)- Miles Bridges, SF Michigan State
  11. Hornets- Mikal Bridges, SF Villanova
  12. Clippers (via Pistons)- Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, PG Kentucky
  13. Clippers- Robert Williams, PF/C Texas A&M
  14. Nuggets- Kevin Knox, SF Kentucky
  15. Wizards- Lonnie Walker, SG Miami
  16. Suns (via Heat) (tie 16/17)– Zhaire Smith, SF Texas Tech
  17. Suns (via Bucks) (tie 16/17)– Anfernee Simons, SG IMG Academy
  18. Spurs (tie 18/19)– Jacob Evans, SG Cincinnati
  19. Hawks (via Timberwolves) (tie 18/19)– Khyri Thomas, SG Creighton
  20. Pacers (tie 20-23)– Aaron Holiday, PG UCLA
  21. Jazz (tie 20-23)– Chandler Hutchison, SF Boise State
  22. Timberwolves (via Thunder) (tie 20-23)– Mitchell Robinson, C USA
  23. Bulls (via Pelicans) (tie 20-23)– De’Anthony Melton, SF USC
  24. Trail Blazers- Keita Bates-Diop, SF Ohio State
  25. Lakers (via Cavaliers)- Jontay Porter, C Missouri
  26. 76ers- Shake Milton, SG SMU
  27. Celtics- Troy Brown, SG Oregon
  28. Warriors- Dzanan Musa, SF Bosnia
  29. Nets (via Raptors)- Gary Trent Jr, SF Duke
  30. Hawks (via Rockets)- Jalen Brunson, PG Villanova