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TomahawkNation NFL Mock Draft: Conference Championship

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Welcome everybody to day three of the TomahawkNation NFL mock draft series. I’m your host, CoachAB, and today we will be selecting conference winners for the AFC and NFC. Your selections will go on to face off in tomorrow’s Super Bowl! Please take a second to read our overview of each teams picks and then vote for the conference winners.

The last two days the TN faithful have voted on divisional winners setting the stage for today’s matchups. We enter the day with four teams for the AFC and four for the NFC. Divisional winners are broken down below along with the poll for voting. Now let’s get it on!

AFC Division Winners

The AFC divisional winners are a who’s who of failing organizations (outside of the Ravens) but teams that walked away with a boatload of talent.

When you look at the Miami Dolphins it is hard to ignore them having three first round selections. Coming into the day with two firsts already they were able to pick up a third along with an extra second rounder. This propelled them to getting their QB of the future, LT of the future, Safety of the future, and RB of the future. That is an impressive haul and then you throw in Isaiah Wilson who probably starts day one at RT and you see five starters and good value. Tough to compete with.

The Baltimore Ravens did Baltimore Ravens types of things on draft day. They stayed in their slot and got the best player available. For a team without many needs this is how it is done and the Ravens do it as well as anyone. The rich get richer.

Jacksonville chased their needs and were able to get high valued players at each of their selections. Starting with DE Javon Kinlaw at nine, a high need position for the Jags, they reached slightly but he should make an immediate impact for their defense. Great value pick of Malik Harrison and then a reach on Cam Akers while Swift, Dobbins, and Taylor were all still on the board. We will see how that selection pans out.

DAH Raiders had a throwback Al Davis type of draft. Three first rounders and draft day wheeling and dealing is something we grew accustomed to seeing. The late, great Davis was known for his draft day reaches and well Tee Higgins is just that. After getting the drafts second best CB the Raiders reached for a potential second round player in Higgins. A.J. Espenesa brings value at the end of the first round though.

Poll

Who won the AFC?

This poll is closed

  • 39%
    Miami Dolphins
    (30 votes)
  • 28%
    Baltimore Ravens
    (22 votes)
  • 22%
    Jacksonville Jaguars
    (17 votes)
  • 9%
    Las Vegas Raiders
    (7 votes)
76 votes total Vote Now

NFC Division Winners

Fly Eagles fly, on the road to victory... That is what the Eagles did taking down the NFC East (yet again). The Eagles just filled needs and did so with great value. Cesar Ruiz starts at LG day one and then slides over to center when Jason Kelce retires. Chris Claypool brings big play ability that Philly desperately needs while sneaking (shh) Stanford Samuels III into their positionless secondary allowing him to matchup all over. Philly Philly is back!

The Minnesota Vikings spent the first round focusing on retooling their defense. Fulton brings value at corner though there were higher rated players still on the board. Yetur Gross-Matos is the steal of the draft though. A player not rated as high on draft boards but players who can rush the passer are gold and YGM does it as well as anybody.

The Bucs did what they had to do. You had to get old man Brady a left tackle to protect him. They jumped up from 14 to get him so it was a quiet day the rest of the day but mission accomplished!

D’Andre Swift at pick 52. Let me say that again, D’Andre Swift at pick 52. What a steal and your day one replacement of Todd Gurley. Give me a break! The Rams get playmakers for both side of the ball the rest of the way but come on. D’Andre Swift at pick 52.

Poll

Who won the NFC?

This poll is closed

  • 19%
    Philadelphia Eagles
    (9 votes)
  • 30%
    Minnesota Vikings
    (14 votes)
  • 30%
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    (14 votes)
  • 19%
    Los Angeles Rams
    (9 votes)
46 votes total Vote Now