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Draft Night Is So Close — Here Are My Top 10 Picks For My Mock Draft

It is that time of year again and the NFL Draft is on its way. The top college players hope their names get called on draft night by an NFL team. The top 10 picks are intriguing and definitely worth keeping an eye on.


The NFL Draft, the greatest time of year in the world of football, is upon us. This night is a chance for teams to start fresh and build their roster for the fall. As a football enthusiast, I am always eager for the draft because it is always delightful to watch the first round and see which of the top college players end up moving up to play professionally. This year, my mock draft consists of the first 10 picks, as well as who I think will land where. It is an intriguing draft class with bright young stars.

1. Kyle Murray to Arizona Cardinals

The 2018 Heisman trophy winner is one of the most intriguing prospects in draft history. Murray had an opportunity to play Major League Baseball but opted to enter the NFL Draft. Many fans wonder if he can make it on the pro-game. His athleticism is similar to current NFL quarterbacks. The Cardinals could start a quarterback controversy should they draft Murray. Don't be shocked if another Oklahoma quarterback is drafted first overall.

2. Nick Bosa to San Francisco 49ers

Nick Bosa was one of the most dominant players in college football. He is the younger brother of Chargers defender Joey Bosa. Bosa proved to be an effective pass rusher in the Big Ten. San Francisco would be ecstatic if Bosa landed in their lap at the number two pick.

3. Josh Allen to New York Jets

Tom Brady has dominated the AFC East since 2001. The Jets have done little to stop him for nearly two decades, but a dangerous pass rusher like Allen is what the Jets need to challenge the G.O.A.T. Allen was also named SEC Defensive Player of the Year in 2018.

4. Quinnen Williams to Oakland Raiders

The Raiders traded away their best pass rusher Khalil Mack last season. Quinnen Williams from Alabama can bring back a pass rush that Oakland desperately desires. Under Nick Saban, Alabama prospects rarely disappoint.

5. Devin White to Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Devin White was a sideline to sideline linebacker and a standout at LSU. The Bucs need a linebacker like White on their roster. After all, a playmaker on the defensive side of the ball is a good foundation for any team.

6. Drew Lock to New York Giants 

The time has come to replace Eli Manning in New York. This is long overdue, so drafting a quarterback in the first round is a great place to start. Lock has been a standout prospect from Missouri. Giants fans may not like the pick, but it is the best pick for the future of the team.

7. Jawaan Taylor to Jacksonville Jaguars 

I project Taylor will stay in the state of Florida and suit up for the Jaguars this fall. Jacksonville now has Nick Foles at quarterback and, hopefully, a healthy Leonard Fournette. Taylor is a strong tackle who can keep things stable on the offensive line.

8. Rashan Gary to Detroit Lions 

Rashan Gary was one of Michigan's best players in 2018. He is a talented edge rusher who is worthy of a top ten selection. The Lions could use an elite pass rusher while being in a division driven by quarterbacks.

9. Andre Dillard to Buffalo Bills 

Bills' quarterback Josh Allen is a great talent with a bright future in the NFL. The Bills want to keep their quarterback standing in the pocket at all costs. Dillard will be in that main role of protecting the franchise quarterback in Buffalo.

10. Dwayne Haskins to Denver Broncos 

The Broncos may have signed Joe Flacco earlier this offseason, but it is hard to pass on a prospect such as Haskins. His one year as a starter at the Ohio State University was one of the most memorable seasons in Buckeye history. Flacco is not getting any younger. Giving Haskins the chance to learn from a Super Bowl MVP is a win-win for Denver.

This draft class has outstanding prospects with bright futures ahead of them. This time of year is always amusing for football fans. Sometimes, we never know what to expect heading into draft night. And, that is one of the best parts about the draft. The first round is April 25th, so sit back and enjoy the 2019 NFL Draft!

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To The Coach Who Ruined The Game For Me

We can't blame you completely, but no one has ever stood up to you before.

I know you never gave it a second thought, the idea that you're the reason I and many others, never went any farther in our athletic careers.

I know you didn't sincerely care about our mental health, as long as we were physically healthy and our bodies were working enough to play. It's obvious your calling wasn't coaching and you weren't meant to work with young adults, some who look to you as a parent figure or a confidant.

I also know that if we were to express our concerns about the empty feeling we began to feel when we stepped onto the court, you wouldn't have taken the conversation seriously because it wasn't your problem.

I know we can't blame you completely, no one has ever stood up to you before. No one said anything when girls would spend their time in the locker room crying because of something that was said or when half the team considered quitting because it was just too much.

We can't get mad at the obvious favoritism because that's how sports are played.

Politics plays a huge role and if you want playing time, you have to know who to befriend. We CAN get mad at the obvious mistreatment, the empty threats, the verbal abuse, “It's not what you say, its how you say it."

We can get mad because a sport that we loved so deeply and had such passion for, was taken away from us single-handedly by an adult who does not care. I know a paycheck meant more to you than our wellbeing, and I know in a few years you probably won't even remember who we are, but we will always remember.

We will remember how excited we used to get on game days and how passionate we were when we played. How we wanted to continue on with our athletic careers to the next level when playing was actually fun. We will also always remember the sly remarks, the obvious dislike from the one person who was supposed to support and encourage us.

We will always remember the day things began to change and our love for the game started to fade.

I hope that one day, for the sake of the young athletes who still have a passion for what they do, you change.

I hope those same athletes walk into practice excited for the day, to get better and improve, instead of walking in with anxiety and worrying about how much trouble they would get into that day. I hope those athletes play their game and don't hold back when doing it, instead of playing safe, too afraid to get pulled and benched the rest of the season.

I hope they form an incredible bond with you, the kind of bond they tell their future children about, “That's the coach who made a difference for me when I was growing up, she's the reason I continued to play."

I don't blame you for everything that happened, we all made choices. I just hope that one day, you realize that what you're doing isn't working. I hope you realize that before any more athletes get to the point of hating the game they once loved.

To the coach that ruined the game for me, I hope you change.

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Seattle Seahawks 2019 Draft Review

This year's draft featured predictability and surprise.


The Seattle Seahawks made a few expected and unexpected moves in the 2019 NFL Draft. With only four picks in the draft, many analysts and fans suspected that they would trade down. They did exactly that, trading their first-round selection (21st overall) to the Green Bay Packers in exchange for theirs (30th overall) along with two fourth-round picks (114th and 118th overall). However, they promptly traded their 30th selection to the New York Giants for three picks of theirs (37th, 132nd and 142th overall) and traded the remaining two picks to the Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots, respectively. In return, they acquired New England's 64th overall selection and Minnesota's 120th and 204th overall picks. However, Seattle's most notable move was acquiring the Kansas City Chiefs' first-round selection (29th overall) while giving them star pass rusher Frank Clark.

Not many expected Ole Miss wide receiver D.K. Metcalf to fall to Seattle at pick 64 at the second round, but the Seahawks snatched him up when they realized he was still available. They also drafted two additional wide receivers in Gary Jennings Jr. and John Ursua to add depth to the position and possibly replace longtime mainstay Doug Baldwin eventually. They used their top two picks on TCU defensive end L.J. Collier (29th overall) and Utah safety Marquise Blair (47th overall) to fill needs on the defensive side of the ball after the departures of Clark and Earl Thomas, and drafted a pair of linebackers in Cody Barton and Ben Burr-Kirven as insurance for Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright, the latter of whom will likely not be with Seattle in the long-term future.

The Seahawks have made both predictable and surprising moves in this year's draft, and we will see how they pan out after the 2019 NFL season commences in September.

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