NFL Mock Draft: How would the draft look if the order was reversed?

Commissioner of the National Football League Roger Goodell. New York Jets. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Commissioner of the National Football League Roger Goodell. New York Jets. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) /
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STARKVILLE, MS – NOVEMBER 11: Calvin Ridley (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)
STARKVILLE, MS – NOVEMBER 11: Calvin Ridley (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images) /

The top 10 rounds out. Based on what teams are left we are going to be able to get into some of the really great players who are left. What team gets lucky next?

Alabama. Calvin Ridley . 87. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. WR . 9. player

Please, please give me an offense that has Cam Newton, Christian McCaffrey, and Calvin Ridley. This kid is a stud and would be a great fit. This is the first draft for Carolina without Dave Gettleman in a while.

The Panthers’ defense is always solid. But Carolina plays in a division where offenses run wild on the field. Adding Ridley to an already dynamic group of players on offense would be a blast to watch.

Ridley can make an impact right now and be ready to go for Week 1. This is a guy who would be a steal for them when gifted the No. 9 pick. Wide receiver is really the top need for them so it is logical to go with the best wideout available to them at this time.

Ohio State. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. CB . 47. Denzel Ward . 10

The only way reversing the draft order would not be fun is because of this pick. The Patriots have been the standard of success in the league for years without great draft picks so imagine an instance where they get two top 10 picks? Well, this is what it looks like.

The Patriots selected Lamar Jackson earlier in this draft so they have their next QB. The only thing they need to do is improve their defense and get their first guy in the post-Matt Patricia era. Bill Belichick, not might be but is a genius. Trading away Brandin Cooks for the Rams’ first-round pick is highway robbery.

Ward is a solid player from a school that produces great pros. Thanks, Rams. Way to let the Pats run wild on the NFL for another 20 years. Ward will probably be a Pro Bowler too.

QB . Sam Darnold . player. 16. Pick Analysis. Scouting Report. USC. 11

Yes, my allegiance to an NFL team comes from the great region of western New York but I promise this is just how it would work out with the Bills picking 11. The other teams who needed QBs before the Bills do not need them to make an impact right away.

The Bills do need a QB. A perennial NFL starter. In Thursday’s draft, the Bills are likely to trade up to get their real franchise QB but here, one fell to them. The Bills are the first team whose top need is a QB with the order being reversed.

Darnold is probably going to be the best QB in the draft for the coming seasons. The Bills trade with the Chiefs pays off in the grandest way possible for this scenario.

Call me biased all you want but this is how it works out. I would also understand.

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 53. QB . UCLA. Josh Rosen . 12 . player

The Browns trade with the Bengals to move up to 12. The Bengals get picks 32 and 29.

This is all in good fun so let’s pretend two in-state, bitter division rivals help each other out. The Browns had two picks outside the top 25 so packaging them together to move really high up is difficult. They had to settle for a mid-first-round pick.

They do still, however, get a franchise guy. Once the top QBs fall, all breaks loose. The Bills got Darnold the pick before here so the Browns were forced to go all in.

Cleveland by far would benefit the least from a reversal in draft order but still somehow acquiring Josh Rosen is a great consolation prize. Who cares if it costs them two very late picks?