Bucs – Jack Conklin
The Bucs were a difficult one to re draft as there we no obvious corners worth taking at this juncture which was a clear position of need for them in 2016.
Conklin would find a spot on that O-line however and stays in the top half of round 1 more due to need than actual worth. (Original pick: Vernon Hargreaves).
Saints – DeForest Buckner
It was a toss-up between Buckner and Yannick Ngakoue at this point. Buckner’s versatility along the line wins out. (Original pick: Sheldon Rankins).
Dolphins – Kevin Byard
Quietly, Byard has been one of the top safeties in the game over the past four seasons. The Dolphins draft a replacement for Isa Abdul-Quddus with this pick. (Original pick: Laremy Tunsil).
Raiders – Justin Simmons
Karl Joseph showed early promise but flamed out. Simmons completes back-to-back safety picks and goes two rounds higher than his real-life slot.
Simmons is another lesser known safety to the casual observer, but has flourished into a top-notch safety under the tutelage of Vic Fangio. He has always been excellent against the run, but also displayed elite coverage ability in 2019. (Original pick: Karl Joseph).
Browns – Ezekiel Elliott
Zeke’s fall lasts no longer than the Browns at number 15. Whilst some may believe that this is still high for a running back, Cleveland were a car crash on offense the next season, going 1-15 with Cody Kessler at QB.
Jared Goff would still be an option if the draft fell like this, but is not worth the 15th overall pick. Isaiah Crowell was never a true lead back and so the selection of Elliott begins the rebuild in this alternate reality. (Original pick: Corey Coleman).
Lions – Taylor Decker
Cody Whitehair was an option here, but the Lions seemed set with a solid set of guards at the time, so Decker remains the pick. (Original pick: Taylor Decker).
There are some big names coming up on page four – where does Jared Goff fall to?