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Saccopoo Memorial Draft Forum>First Round Mock 2.0 (2/20/21)
kccrow 05:35 PM 02-20-2021
1. JAX - QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
Jacksonville needs a QB and Lawrence is the top dog. Nuff said.
2. NYJ - QB Zach Wilson, BYU
Wilson's arm strength will likely be what puts him over Fields in this draft, something Darnold lacks for playing in NY weather.
3. MIA (f/HOU) - OT Penei Sewell, Oregon
If Miami is set on rolling with Tua, they'll need to protect him so they go get the best OT to come out in a long time.
4. ATL - DE Gregory Rousseau, Miami
Atlanta needs to fix their atrocious pass rush so they stand pat despite trade offers and take Rousseau.
5. CIN - TE Kyle Pitts, Florida
Brian Callahan loves running 12 personnel, so he's going to pound the table hard for Cincinnati to stand pat and take Pitts who may be the best offensive weapon in the draft.
6. PHI - LB Micah Parsons, Penn State
Philadelphia's linebacking corps is exhibit A on how to field a terrible defense. Parsons has Kuechly-like ability and should inject major talent into the defense.
7. DET - DE Kwity Paye, Michigan
Romeo Okwara and Everson Griffin are free agents so Detroit needs help getting to the QB outside of Trey Flowers who isn't even that great at it.
8. HOU (f/CAR) - QB Justin Fields, Ohio State
All signs indicate a deal is going down between Carolina and Houston for Watson, so I have Houston taking a new QB of the future.
CAR trades 2021 1-8, 2021 3rd, 2022 1st, 2023 1st, QB Teddy Bridgewater to HOU for QB DeShaun Watson
9. DEN - CB Caleb Farely, Virginia Tech
Denver needs more help in the secondary if they want to battle within the division.
10. MIA (f/DAL) - WR JaMaar Chase, LSU
The Dolphins have the chance to still get a playmaker for the outside by moving up from 18 and they get the top reciever in Chase.
MIA trades 2021 1-18, 2021 2-50 to DAL for 1-10
11. NYG - WR DeVonta Smith, Alabama
The Giants need a #1 option for Daniel Jones to throw to, on top of putting more protection around him. Smith is elite.
12. SF - QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State
San Francisco knows they need to move on from Jimmy G but I don't see them selling the farm to get a guy. Lance needs development, but he's the type of mobile QB that would fit Shanahan's offense.
13. LAC - OT Rashawn Slater, Northwestern
There's no doubt the Chargers need a left tackle, the only question is who. Slater is next best offensive lineman in the draft after Sewell.
14. JAX (f/MIN) OT Christian Darrisaw, Virginia Tech
The Jaguars have ammunition to make a move up from 25 and Minnesota is a prime target with no 2nd rounder. The Jags will need to protect Lawrence and Darrisaw is a stud LT prospect.
JAX trades 1-25, 2-45 to MIN for 1-14
15. NE - QB Mac Jones, Alabama
Belichek has proven he can do alot with a little at many positions but QB isn't one of them. The Pats need a QB and Jones fits their type.
16. ARZ - CB Patrick Surtain II, Alabama
The Cardinals are set to lose Patrick Peterson to free agency, so they'll need a new lockdown guy on the outside and Surtain has a case as the best CB in the draft.
17. LV - LB Jeremiah Owusu Koramoah, Notre Dame
The Raiders need to help their linebacking corps and Koramoah is an athletic specimen that could have the ability to match up with Travis Kelce.
18. DAL (f/MIA) - CB Jaycee Horn, South Carolina
Jerry Jones is never against trading down, which I have him doing here with their projected needs. He still gets a needed piece in the secondary with Horn.
19. WAS - WR Jaylen Waddle, Alabama
It will be interesting to see if Washington is happy with the development of Geron Christian and Saadiq Charles at LT, but I think there's hope there. I have them going for an explosive weapon on the outside in Jaylen Waddle.
20. CHI - WR Rashod Bateman, Minnesota
The Bears will likely lose Allen Robinson in FA and already have productive, smaller receivers in Mooney and Miller which makes Waddle or Toney less attractive. Bateman can win on the outside and in contested situations.
21. IND - OT Samuel Cosmi, Texas
The Colts lost Anthony Costanzo to retirement leaving LT as a must-fix after trading for oft-injured Carson Wentz. Cosmi is long and athletic, similar to Costanzo.
22. TEN - ER Ronnie Perkins, Oklahoma
The Titans have nobody that can get after the QB so edge will be important. Perkins creates more pressure than any player in this draft and brings an attitude with him.
23. NYJ (f/SEA) - RB Najee Harris, Alabama
Perine's 3.6 ypc and the complete failure of Frank Gore means the Jets need to get their rookie QB some help right now. Harris is a load of a feature back.
24. PIT - OT Jalen Mayfield, Michigan
Pittsburgh has holes up and down the o-line so they'll need to address it multiple times. A good start if finding the heir to either Villanueva or Feiler.
25. MIN (f/LAR via JAX) - DT Christian Barmore, Alabama
The Vikings need a disruptive interior defender next to Michael Pierce and will get just that with Barmore who put up 37 tackles, 9.5 for a loss and 8 sacks against SEC competition in 2020.
26. CLE - ER Jaelan Phillips, Miami
Phillips certainly comes with some red flags given the concussion history, but if he can avoid them he's one of the best in this draft and would give the Browns a top duo paired with Myles Garrett.
27. BAL - ER Azeez Ojulari, Georgia
The Ravens won't be able to bring back all 4 of their free agent pass rushers. Ojulari is not only BPA but fits a glaring need.
28. NO - WR Kadarius Toney, Florida
It won't be long before Emmanuel Sanders falls off a cliff so the Saints need to add talent opposite Michael Thomas that can threaten deep. Toney is a playmaker.
29. BUF - OG Alijah Vera-Tucker, USC
The Bills have RGs Feliciana and Winters as FAs along with Daryl Williams at RT. We know the priority re-signing will be Williams. Vera Tucker is a stud but likely needs to move inside in the NFL.
30. GB - LB Zaven Collins, Tulsa
Green Bay has struggled against the run so LB and DL are on the table here. Collins could be the next Clay Matthews for the Pack.
31. KC - ER Joe Tryon, Washington
The Chiefs need help at LT but may not reach at this point. Their other big need is more juice off the edge in 4-man fronts and Tryon can bring just that.
32. TB - DT Daviyon Nixon, Iowa
With the pending loss of Suh next to Vita Vea, the Bucs will need a disruptor on the interior to maintain their good pass rush. Nixon is a game wrecker.
staylor26 08:11 PM 02-20-2021
I’d be good with that.

The Chiefs getting an edge rusher to go with year 2 Gay and Sneed gives me serious wood.
The Franchise 08:33 PM 02-20-2021
Do you think that they try to add weight to his frame? Or do they rush him with his hand in the dirt and let him rush standing as well?
staylor26 08:36 PM 02-20-2021
Originally Posted by The Franchise:
Do you think that they try to add weight to his frame? Or do they rush him with his hand in the dirt and let him rush standing as well?
I’d be interested to know if he’s put on any (good) weight this year. He opted out, so he should’ve taken the time to beef up a little.
htismaqe 11:48 AM 02-22-2021
I'd hate to see Nixon go to the Bucs. I love the kid. I hate the Bucs.
kccrow 02:16 AM 02-24-2021
Originally Posted by staylor26:
I’d be interested to know if he’s put on any (good) weight this year. He opted out, so he should’ve taken the time to beef up a little.
Same wonder from me, honestly. He had a pretty decent lower half but needed to get stronger in the upper body and core. There were some videos out there of him working out but he didn't look like he added a bunch of mass. Seemed a little more muscular but not heavier.
Direckshun 06:41 AM 02-24-2021

Joe Tryon Scouting Report
By Charlie Campbell

Good skill set
Height, weight, speed
Has variety in pass-rushing moves
Arm over, spin move, inside/outside rush
Has the makings of a good repertoire of moves
Good pursuit skills
Burst to close
Gives a second effort
Quality motor
Upside to get better
Versatile for 3-4 or 4-3 defense

One-year wonder
Raw; needs development
Needs to continue development of pass-rushing moves
Has to get better at shedding blocks
Can get pushed back in the ground game
Gets in trouble when he stands up too high
Needs to improve leverage
Needs to improve as a run defender

Summary: Under former head coach Chris Petersen and defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake, Washington has been a steady source of defensive talent for the NFL. Despite Lake replacing the retired Petersen, that trend should continue. and Tryon could keep it going in the 2021 NFL Draft. After redshirting in 2017, Tryon was a backup as a redshirt freshman. During his sophomore year. he took over as a starter and broke out for the Huskies. He was one of the top pass-rushers in the Pac-12 in 2019, recording eight sacks with 41 tackles and 12.5 tackles for a loss. Tryon then decided to sit out the 2020 season and enter the 2021 NFL Draft.

The NFL has an insatiable desire for edge defenders who can get after a quarterback, so a player like Tryon should be in demand. As a pass rusher, Tryon has talent for the next level and a good combination of height, length, and speed off the edge. He displays a good get-off, firing off the ball to get upfield.

Tryon shows active hands and is skilled at using his hands and feet at the same time while keeping his eyes on the quarterback. He shows a nice variety in pass-rushing moves as well, using an arm over and a spin move, and he sets up tackles well to cut to the inside or outside. Tryon thrives off of space, and when he gets free, he flashes real pursuit skills with his speed to close quickly. When Tryon gets blockers hands off of him and finds a crease, quarterbacks are in real trouble. Tryon also gives a good second effort and plays with a quality motor.

Tryon needs more refinement for the NFL, but that is understandable considering he has only one year of playing time. He should get better as he gains experience. That being said, Tryon needs to continue to develop his pass-rushing moves and make them more effective. When Tryon breaks free, he eats up space quickly with his speed and closes well on the quarterback, but getting off blocks better is his biggest point of emphasis for the next level.

Tryon needs to improve as a run defender for the NFL. He can get pushed backward in the ground game when offensive linemen get under his pads, as they can and ride him out of the play at times. Like many tall defenders, Tryon gets in trouble when he stands up too high. He needs to play with better leverage and stay lower to make himself more stout as a run defender. Tryon also needs to improve his ability to shed blocks so he can use his pursuit skills to get to the ball-carrier.

Tryon would fit well in the NFL as a 3-4 outside linebacker, and having a five-technique near him to help occupy offensive tackles could make Tryon more effective. Tryon also could be a base end in a 4-3, but he would likely be a better player in a 3-4.

Tyron could get consideration late in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. If he makes it to Friday night of the 2021 NFL Draft, he probably will be a second-round pick.

Player Comparison: Derrick Morgan. Tryon kind of reminds me of Morgan. Both were solid edge rushers with solid skill sets. Morgan (6-4, 261) had more development and a more extensive body of work at Georgia Tech, so that helped him to be a first-round pick of the 2010 NFL Draft. Being a bit more raw and underdeveloped, Tryon should end up as an early-rounder in the 2021 NFL Draft. If he had produced another good year at Washington, he could have been a steady mid- to late first-rounder, like Morgan.