Kevflix has always been a website about movies, with the occasional dabble into some T.V.. But my first love before getting into writing about movies was sports and it is something I am still very passionate about. Since I can remember, I’ve always loved sports. I have my favorites to play and watch, but I don’t discriminate against any sport. Whether something as popular as basketball or a sport so random it might not even be classified as a sport, I’ll watch it and try to play it all.
This week, the 2020 NFL Draft is taking place, though it won’t be the event that it has been in past years thanks to COVID-19. I love watching the NFL and the NFL Draft is always a big day for the sport.
In honor of the draft, I am going to do a mock draft of the first ten picks of the 2020 draft. Then, using my knowledge of each team, along with some real 2020 NFL mock drafts to see what the teams need, I am going to draft them a player from a football movie that would actually make an impact on their team and one that I could realistically see the team drafting if they were real.
For a football movie to be eligible, the movie must be fiction, so sorry Remember the Titans, The Express, and Friday Night Lights. All fictional movie character are eligible, even if they were in high school, prison, or are older than draft picks would usually be.
Those are the rules. Here is the 2020 NFL Draft – Movie Edition.
#1 PICK – CINCINNATI BENGALS
The Cincinnati Bengals select…
BOBBY BOUCHER, LINEBACKER (The Waterboy)
- The Bengals are a bit of a mess right now. They haven’t been able to trade Andy Dalton this off-season, yet they have a strong running game with Joe Mixon, a stud wide receiver in A.J. Green, and good number two and three receivers in Tyler Boyd and John Ross III, so the offense could be solid under the right play calling. Bobby Boucher is a bonafide stud. A hard-hitting, well-hydrated linebacker that will elevate the defense to a new level and take some of the pressure off the offense . Though Cincinnati is a long way from the Louisiana swamp where Boucher grew up, I’m sure his Momma wouldn’t mind a change of scenery, especially when her boy has All-Pro talent.
#2 PICK – WASHINGTON REDSKINS
The Washington Redskins select…
LUTHER “SHARK” LAVAY, LINEBACKER (Any Given Sunday)
- The Redskins are an absolute nightmare on offense. Will Dwayne Haskins pan out as a starting quarterback? The backfield is all over the place and their wide receivers aren’t any better. So rather than add another young offensive player to a messy situation, the Redskins sad defense will get an immediate upgrade in Luther “Shark” Lavay. He’ll add an intensity and power to a Redskins defense and give other divisional quarterbacks Dak Prescott, Carson Wentz, and Daniel Jones some real trouble during the season. Lavay has Hall of Fame potential.
#3 PICK – DETROIT LIONS
The Detroit Lions select…
BECKY “ICEBOX” O’SHEA, LINEBACKER/FULL BACK (The Little Giants)
- Becky might be the best overall player in the draft. She can play both sides of the ball and is a beast on both ends. The Lions would love to pick “Icebox” here. On the defensive end, she’ll make a huge impact on a defense that has been known to give up a lot of points. On the offensive side, the Lions run game has been injury-prone and unreliable, so “Icebox” has the potential to be a major player for Matt Stafford. In a brutal NFC North, “Icebox” would be a force to be reckoned with.
#4 PICK – NEW YORK GIANTS
The New York Giants select…
DEACON MOSS, WIDE RECEIVER (The Longest Yard)
- The Giants are young with a lot of potential. Daniel Jones is now quarterback and he has a beast of a running back behind him in Saquan Barkley. Jones’ receiving core is a bit suspect, however. Golden Tate is really solid, but Sterling Shepard is having trouble with concussions and Darius Slayton is too young and raw to know if he’s legit or not. Though he has some off-the-field issues, Deacon Moss would immediately become Jones’ number one target and has the potential to be a Michael Irvin-esque talent (*wink wink*).
#5 PICK – MIAMI DOLPHINS
The Miami Dolphins select…
“STEAMIN’” WILLIE BEAMON, QUARTERBACK (Any Given Sunday)
- Miami has a lot of young talent on the offensive end. The signing of Jordan Howard gives them a solid backfield and they have good young receivers. They need someone to throw them the ball and unfortunately Ryan Fitzpatrick isn’t the man to do it. “Steamin’” Willie Beamon is a little rough around the edges, but his upside is huge. He has a cannon and can run. Also, Beamon would thrive in the South Beach lifestyle. Defense is still questionable, but Beamon has the potential to turn this team around in a now Brady-less AFC East.
#6 PICK – LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
The Los Angeles Chargers select…
SHANE FALCO, QUARTERBACK (The Replacements)
- The loss of Phillip Rivers has put the Chargers in an interesting position. They have a lot of talented players on both sides of the ball, especially on offense. But is Tyrod Taylor the way they want to go? Shane Falco, though a bit old for a draft pick, would be a great pick here. Draft him here and you’ll have a veteran running your offense who can get the ball to Keenan Allen and dump it off to Austin Eckler. They could then look to draft a younger quarterback later in the draft, like a John Mox (Varsity Blues) to learn under Falco and have a stud quarterback for the future.
#7 PICK – CAROLINA PANTHERS
The Carolina Panthers select…
JOEY BATTLE, LINEBACKER (The Longest Yard)
- The surprising retirement of All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly shocked the Panthers organization this offseason and left a big whole on the defensive side. Luckily for the Panthers, there is a great pick waiting for them at seven. Joey Battle, like Deacon Moss, might have some off the field issues, but the combination of size, speed, and aggression will make him a perfect replacement for Kuechly in a loaded NFC South.
#8 PICK – ARIZONA CARDINALS
The Arizona Cardinals select…
VONTAE MACK, LINEBACKER (Draft Day)
- Getting Deandre Hopkins was a huge move for the Cardinals and really improved an already exciting and talented offense. Though they should focus on getting help for their young quarterback Kyler Murray, Mack is the kind of player that will elevate the Cardinal defense to a whole new level. The Ohio State product is fast, tough, incredibly smart, and the kind of player you can build your defense around. The NFC West is a tough division with San Francisco, Seattle, and Los Angeles, but with Mack on defense and this high-power offense, the Cardinals could be a sleeper contender sooner than we think.
#9 PICK – JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
The Jacksonville Jaguars select…
EARL MEGGETT, RUNNING BACK (The Longest Yard)
- Picking Maggett here might sound surprising, as the Jaguars already have a pretty good running back in Leonard Fournette. Fournette has had issues staying healthy since being in the league and without him, the Jags offense becomes anemic and depressing, especially with an unproven receiving core. Maggett has a ceiling to be the next Christian McCaffrey. He’s a little smaller than McCaffrey, but Meggett is a crafty, speedy runner who could also double as a receiver for Garner Minshew. He’d also play well alongside a healthy Fournette, as the two could become the most dynamic backfield in the NFL.
#10 PICK – CLEVELAND BROWNS
The Cleveland Browns select…
BILLY BOB, OFFENSIVE TACKLE (Varsity Blues)
- On paper, the Cleveland Browns have a stud offense: Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt in the backfield, Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry at wide receiver, the huge addition of Austin Hooper at tight end, this is an offense that should destroy defenses this year. The biggest question mark on the offense is quarterback Baker Mayfield. However, if you give him protection, which Billy Bob would most certainly do and do very well, Mayfield could have a Pro-Bowl year. Concussions could shorten his career, however, so the Browns will have to be super cautious with him. But he’s worth the gamble for one of the best offenses in the NFL.
STILL IN THE DRAFT ROOM
PAUL CREWE, QUARTERBACK (The Longest Yard)
JUMBO FUMIKO, OFFENSIVE TACKLE (The Replacements)
ROD TIDWELL, WIDE RECEIVER (Jerry Maguire)
JULIAN WASHINGTON, RUNNING BACK (Any Given Sunday)
ALVIN MACK, LINEBACKER (The Program)
BRIAN MURPHY, TIGHT END (The Replacements)
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