We’re done with mock drafts. In place of the practice of throwing a handful of darts over the course of two months, we’re taking one shot.
Blindfolded. In a room that contains a dart board. And we’re not entirely sure that we’re pointed in the general direction of the bull’s-eye.
So here’s the first and only (for this year, perhaps forever) PFT simulated draft.
How is it different than a mock draft? It isn’t. The name is different. It’s like calling mock apple pie what it really is.
So enjoy simulated draft. Like an apple pie filed with Ritz crackers and cinnamon but no actual apples, it will fill you up — with zero nutritional value.
1. Rams: Jared Goff, quarterback, Cal.
2. Eagles: Carson Wentz, quarterback, North Dakota State.
3. Chargers: Laremy Tunsil, tackle, Mississippi.
4. Cowboys: Jalen Ramsey, defensive back, Florida State.
5. Jaguars: Joey Bosa, defensive end, Ohio State.
6. Ravens: DeForest Buckner, defensive end, Oregon.
7. 49ers: Paxton Lynch, quarterback, Memphis.
8. Browns: Myles Jack, linebacker, UCLA.
9. Buccaneers: Vernon Hargreaves III, cornerback, Florida.
10. Giants: Darron Lee, linebacker, Ohio State.
11. Bears: Ronnie Stanley, tackle, Notre Dame.
12. Saints: Sheldon Rankins, defensive tackle, Louisville.
13. Dolphins: Ezekiel Elliott, running back, Ohio State.
14. Raiders: Leonard Floyd, linebacker, Georgia.
15. Titans: Josh Doctson, receiver, TCU.
16. Lions: Jarran Reed, defensive tackle, Alabama.
17. Falcons: Robert Nkemdiche, defensive tackle, Mississippi.
18. Colts: Kamalei Correa, linebacker, Boise State.
19. Bills: Shaq Lawson, defensive end, Clemson.
20. Jets: Jack Conklin, tackle, Michigan State.
21. Washington: Ryan Kelly, center, Alabama.
22. Texans: Taylor Decker, tackle, Ohio State.
23. Vikings: Laquon Treadwell, receiver, Mississippi.
24. Bengals: Reggie Ragland, linebacker, Alabama.
25. Steelers: Karl Joseph, safety, West Virginia.
26. Seahawks: Germain Ifedi, tackle, Texas A&M.
27. Packers: Kenny Clark, nose tackle, UCLA.
28. Chiefs: Corey Coleman, receiver, Baylor.
29. Cardinals: Christian Hackenberg, quarterback, Penn State.
30. Panthers: Eli Apple, cornerback, Ohio State.
31. Broncos: Connor Cook, quarterback, Michigan State.