Scott Wright from Draft Countdown answers all of our tough questions. Questions like “Mitch or Mitchell?” Scott’s got an interesting thought about why Mitch Trubisky has become Mitchell Trubisky. Max thinks that fans will change one letter in his name if he struggles regardless of whether it’s Mitch or Mitchell. The most shocking part about all of it is that Cleveland is in control. They are LOADED in the draft not just this year, but next year, too. Max thinks Scott will begin writing about what the Browns will do at #1 next year as soon as this year’s draft is over.
We go through Scott’s mock draft. Scott’s very high on Myles Garrett, calling him “a young Julius Peppers.” Well then! Along with Leonard Fournette and O.J. Howard, there are some men among boys in this draft. Sorry, Bears fans. You’re missing out on Garrett, but could wind up with Jamal Adams. Not a bad consolation, really. By the way, Scott’s mock draft has Howard going at #8. Can you imagine Cam Newton having Howard, Greg Olsen, Devin Funchess, AND Kelvin Benjamin at his disposal? That is one physically imposing receiving corps.
We are amazed at how much inexperience is running through some draft rooms right now. San Francisco’s John Lynch, Jacksonville’s Tom Coughlin, even the Bears’ Ryan Pace are really inexperienced in the board room.
Character issues probably aren’t going to hurt Jabrill Peppers and Reuben Foster too much, but Gareon Conley is in for a slide. Remember La’el Collins? Collins was only mentioned in his ex’s murder investigation, was found to be not connected in any way, and still couldn’t get drafted. Conley’s got a sexual assault allegation over his head the week of the draft.
As far as quarterbacks go, it will be Trubisky, Watson, then everyone else. Expect a QB run between the 25th and 50th picks.
Scott’s been our draft guru from the beginning and there’s nobody better.