The Philadelphia Eagles trade up to the No. 2 overall pick has shaken up the draft board once again. Many mock drafts had quarterbacks going 1-2 even with Cleveland there, but this solidifies it further. Todd McShay updated his mock draft following this trade, predicting how he sees the first round going. He clarified that his picks are based on that, and not what he would do if he were general manager of each team.
This new mock features a couple interesting changes. Running back Ezekiel Elliott is now slotted to the Dallas Cowboys at No. 4. McShay thinks Joey Bosa and Jalen Ramsey are on their short list as well, but he has the Chargers selecting Ramsey, and the Cowboys passing on Bosa.
Speaking of the Chargers, their potential decision to skip on Laremy Tunsil opens the door for a bit of a slip. There is the potential somebody trades up to get him if he does start to slip, but without including hypothetical trades, McShay makes an interesting decision in his predictions. He has the Baltimore Ravens picking Ronnie Stanley, and then the San Francisco 49ers picking Laremy Tunsil.
In making the Ravens pick of Stanley, he has this to say:
Some teams are cooling a little bit on Laremy Tunsil. He could go as high as No. 3, but he also could slide a bit within the top 10. Can you rely on him after he missed time in each of his three college seasons because of injury and suspension? Stanley is the safer prospect in some eyes. His long arms (35½ inches) and athletic skill set bode well for his eventual development into an NFL left tackle.
Here is what he has to say about the Tunsil pick for the 49ers:
If San Diego passes on Tunsil at No. 3 -- which I'm hearing is a distinct possibility -- it's not out of the question that he could slide this far down the board. The 49ers could try to trade back in this situation, but Chip Kelly loves athletic offensive linemen, and Tunsil is a twitchy 310-pounder who excels in pass protection.
He then has the Cleveland Browns selecting DeForest Buckner. If it came down to Buckner vs. Stanley, my guess is the team drafts Buckner. But if Tunsil is there as well, I don't really know what to make of it. Does the team have Tunsil ranked ahead or behind Stanley? I don't think Tunsil slips this far, but maybe things get interesting in one week's time!