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2-round Mock Draft: Only selecting players if the team has met with them

A mock draft based completely around pre-draft visits during a strange year of pre-draft visits

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I did a mock draft this afternoon. I only had one real criteria:

I could only select the player if the team has met with them during the pre-draft process. I mostly used the WalterFootball tracker list but it is clearly incomplete. Nothing I’ve found is complete unfortunately. If I got in a tough spot with Walter, I went searching Google, finding sites like this one.

If you find a discrepancy, that’s cool. You can mention it in the comments but I’m not gonna, like, update this. It’s just a mock draft, it’ll be expired by tomorrow anyways.

If you see a really weird player-team combo based on it being too high or too low (first of all, the team met with the player, so we know there’s some level of interest) it’s probably based on the fact that I had this criteria for the mock draft and that was the best player available at the time and I wasn’t doing trades. That’s it.

I went into the second round so we could get two picks for the LA Rams. You’ll see them later.

Yes, I have Tua Tagovailoa going to the Miami Dolphins ... in round two.

I realize some of these picks will look odd. I actually like that and I don’t mind if they are wrong a) because I have a strict caveat and teams will choose players they didn’t have visits with and b) the real draft will have players in spots that make you surprised too. Maybe not these names in these places, but it’s going to happen Thursday and Friday for sure.

1. Cincinnati Bengals - Joe Burrow, QB

2. Washington - Chase Young, DE

3. Detroit Lions - Jeff Okudah, CB

4. New York Giants - Jedrick Wills, OT

5. Miami Dolphins - Tristan Wirfs, OT

6. Los Angeles Chargers - Justin Herbert, QB

7. Carolina Panthers - Derrick Brown, DT

8. Arizona Cardinals - Jerry Jeudy, WR

9. Jacksonville Jaguars - Andrew Thomas, OT

10. Cleveland Browns - Mekhi Becton, OT

11. New York Jets - CeeDee Lamb, WR

12. Las Vegas Raiders - Henry Ruggs, WR

13. San Francisco 49ers - Justin Jefferson, WR

14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - D’Andre Swift, RB

15. Denver Broncos - Javon Kinlaw, DT

16. Atlanta Falcons - K’Lavon Chaisson, DE

17. Dallas Cowboys - Kristian Fulton, CB

18. Miami Dolphins - Jonathan Taylor, RB

19. Las Vegas Raiders - Kenneth Murray, LB

20. Jacksonville Jaguars - Terrell Lewis, EDGE

21. Philadelphia Eagles - Jalen Reagor, WR

22. Minnesota Vikings - C.J. Henderson, CB

23. New England Patriots - Patrick Queen, LB

24. New Orleans Saints - Jordan Love, QB

25. Minnesota Vikings - Denzel Mims, WR

26. Miami Dolphins - Cesar Ruiz, C

27. Seattle Seahawks - Yetur Gross-Matos, DE

28. Baltimore Ravens - Justin Madubuike, DT

29. Tennessee Titans - Josh Jones, OT

30. Green Bay Packers - Jeff Gladney, CB

31. San Francisco 49ers - Lloyd Cushenberry, C

32. Kansas City Chiefs - Jaylon Johnson, CB

33. Cincinnati Bengals - Antoine Winfield, Jr, S

34. Indianapolis Colts - Ezra Cleveland, OT

35. Detroit Lions - Ross Blacklock, DT

36. New York Giants - Zack Baun, OLB

37. LA Chargers - Charlie Heck, OL

38. Carolina Panthers - Harrison Bryant, TE

39. Miami Dolphins - Tua Tagovailoa, QB

40. Houston Texans - Cam Akers, RB

41. Cleveland Browns - Curtis Weaver, DE

42. Jacksonville Jaguars - Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB

43. Chicago Bears - Bradley Anae, DE

44. Indianapolis Colts - Trevon Diggs, CB

45. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Cameron Dantzler, CB

46. Denver Broncos - Brandon Aiyuk, WR

47. Atlanta Falcons - A.J. Epenesa, DE

48. New York Jets - Nick Harris, C

49. Pittsburgh Steelers - Darrynton Evans, RB

50. Chicago Bears - Van Jefferson, WR

51. Dallas Cowboys - Grant Delpit, S

52. Los Angeles Rams - Prince Tega Wanogho, OT

53. Philadelphia Eagles - James Morgan, QB

54. Buffalo Bills - Jeremy Chinn, S

55. Baltimore Ravens - Robert Hunt, G

56. Miami Dolphins - Austin Jackson, OT

57. LA Rams - Terrell Burgess, S

58. Minnesota Vikings - Xavier McKinney, S

59. Seattle Seahawks - Julian Okwara, EDGE

60. Baltimore Ravens - Josh Uche, DE

61. Tennessee Titans - Damon Arnette, CB

62. Green Bay Packers - Laviska Shenault Jr., WR

63. Kansas City Chiefs - J.K. Dobbins, RB

64. Seattle Seahawks - Damien Lewis, G

And yesterday I did a different mock draft with some friends on a podcast: