Pre-Draft 2013 Mock pt III *Full Draft*
1. Kansas City Chiefs – Eric Fisher /OT/Central Michigan:
With the franchising of Albert, release of Winston, efforts to resign their defensive lineman, signing DeVito, and Reid's track record of investing big on the offensive line...it all points to an OT with the Chiefs pick-sorry Chief fans. Fisher is the choice because he has better physical tools then Joeckel, is the better run blocker and carries a higher upside. NFL comp Joe Staley
2. Jacksonville Jaguars – Ezekiel Ansah /DE/ BYU:
Ansah simply has greater upside than Jordan. i'm going with Kiper here. Dominated the senior game after seemingly overthinking during the practices. His combine performance highlighted his monster upside and showed that he can be lined up almost anywhere. NFL Comp. Justin Tuck
*previous Dion Jordan
3. Oakland Raiders – Luke Joeckel* /OT/ Texas A&M:
I'm buying in 100% to the reports thst the Raiders will take the highest and safest prospect on the board. Joeckel’s as safe as it gets and gives them a long term piece upfront. Veldheer has played everywhere upfront so it's not like he's unaccustomed to moving to a different position. NFL Comp. Jordan Gross
*previous Shariff Floyd
4. Philadelphia Eagles – Star Lotulelei /DT/ Utah:
Eagles just signed Sopoaga but he’s more of back up than a guy you want to rely fully on. Stock is now recovered after getting cleared and looking impressive at his pro day. Ndamkung Suh
5. Detroit Lions – Dion Jordan /DE-OLB/ Oregon:
Lions picked Rieff last year to be a long term answer at LT. I think they'll stick with that. Jordan is a potential monster in the wide 9 with his explosive get off and length. He's got a similar skill set to previous busts like Jarvis Moss-Aaron Maybin, but I think his experience and ability in space separates him. It’s also remarkable that he put up such a solid season while playing half of it with that torn labrum. NFL comp. Julian Peterson
*previous Luke Joeckel
6. TRADE San Diego Chargers (CLE) – Lane Johnson /OT/ Oklahoma:
Browns are rumored to be anxious to move down and the Chargers need major help along the line. Johnson was one of the biggest risers out of senior week and he impressed at the combine as expected. Now regarded as having higher upside then either Fisher or Joeckel. The Dolphins have been spending heavily this off season but the offense could be derailed without a competent LT. They give up their second 2nd rounder to take Johnson here.
7. Arizona Cardinals – Jonathan Cooper /OG/ North Carolina:
Cooper’s ranked higher than Warmack on most teams' boards because he's the better athlete and could also play OC. Crazy high for an OG but positional value is different now with a new CBA. NFL Comp. Jahri Evans
*previous Ezekiel Ansah
8. Buffalo Bills – Ryan Nassib /QB/ Syracuse:
This choice makes little sense to me but I've been compelled by enough reports that it's more likely than anything else. Nassib didn’t stand out at senior week practices but the word is teams are still high on him. The Bills deflected interest in him early but it could have been a smoke screen. He’s got decent arm strength, mobility and accuracy. Not always consistent but he could respond to better talent around him in the NFL. NFL Comp. Andy Dalton
*previous D.J. Hayden
9. New York Jets - Chance Warmack /OG/ Alabama:
Crazy high for a OG but positional value is a bit different now with a new CBA. Ryan has one more season to show some kind of legitimate turn around or he’s out. Warmack is pro ready and helps Ryan immediately get back to his brand of football. Key word with this choice is "safe". Even if a rookie pass rusher taken here gets 10 sacks next season, if the offense plays as bad as it was, they're still picking top 5 and Ryan's out. A flashy offense skill player here isn't wise imo either. NFL Comp. Will Shields
10. Tennessee Titans – Shariff Floyd* /DT-DE/ Florida:
Titans line is fairly solid but it lacks a true disrupter inside and out. Floyd moves like an athletic DE but has the power of a plugging DT. Tragic background that makes you root for him no matter what. Extremely clean prospect that will leave it all on the field. NFL Comp. Darnell Dockett
*previous Jon Cooper
11. TRADE Cleveland Browns (SD) - Sheldon Richardson* /DE/ Missouri:
Lombardi has shown in the past his fondness for big men and his regret on passing a similar interior talent in Sapp. Athyba Rubin projects as a decent 34 DE but there aren’t many interior guys across the league that have Richardson's quickness into gaps and sideline to sideline movement. He’s like a LB trapped in a DT’s body. Huge motor, surprising power, along with his mobility, makes him good enough to be a top 5 pick. NFL Comp. Justin Smith
12. Miami Dolphins – D.J. Hayden /CB/ Houston:
I put Hayden atop my CB rankings last week so I’m feeling pretty redeemed after Mayock’s latest update has him as the # 1 CB. Stock catapulted recently and the only thing holding him back was the med check on his injury. I’ve gotten a look since his name popped and I’m impressed. He likely would have been a first rounder and maby the first CB taken, if not for the injury. He’ll be slowed initially but so too will Milliner with to his shoulder. NFL Comp. Lardarius Webb
13. New York Jets (TB) - Geno Smith /QB/ West Virginia
I think the Revis trade goes down. The Jets could use their pick from Tampa to get a new franchise QB. I think he’s got an underrated (an underused) ability to improvise and the arm talent to make any throw. But he doesn’t look like the type that can do it alone. He’s streaky and will need all the parts in place and working to shine. NFL comp. Alex Smith
14. Carolina Panthers – D.J. Fluker* /OT/Alabama:
Strong coaching and D.J.'s a sure pro bowler. Not a LT but projects as a monster RT or OG.
15. New Orleans Saints – Barkevious Mingo*/OLB/ LSU:
Mingo’s the freak athlete in need of a lot of polish but it’s doubtful he falls out of the top 15. NFL comp. Mathias Kiwanuka
16. St. Louis Rams - Tavon Austin /WR/ West Virginia:
The value of a legitimate playmaker is higher than ever-Harvin/Cruz/Wallace. And similar to Harvin, Austin can be utilized everywhere on offense. NFL comp. DeSean Jackson
17. Pittsburgh Steelers – Tyler Eifert /TE/ Notre Dame:
With tiny Brown and Sanders the Steelers need a young guy with stature to come down with the 50-50 balls. "Eifert is underrated and I think his stock will soar as the draft gets closer-starting with the combine." -Check. NFL Comp. Jason Witten
18. TRADE San Francisco 49ers (DALL) – Dee Milliner*/CB/ Alabama:
Niners move using their 2nd rounder. Milliner blazed his 40 at Indy then stumbled through his positional workout. Never saw the top 5 pick he was getting rumored to be and now just before the draft it seems his stock might be falling some with medical red flags surfacing. NFL Comp. Corey Webster
*previous Cordarrelle Patterson
19. New York Giants – Tank Carradine /DE/ Florida St:
Back to being a consensus first rounder. Giants have a sound draft strategy and they won’t change now. NFL Comp. Alex Brown
*previous Bjoern Werner
20. TRADE Jacksonville Jaguars (CHI) – E.J. Manuel /QB/ Florida State:
I think the Jags trade back up for one of the QBs. E.J.’s got great size, arm and running ability but doesn't utilize it all well. He’s passive and shrinks in the big moments. But with the success of recent running QBs, it’ll push up his stock. Tarvaris Jackson
21. Cincinnati Bengals - Kenny Vaccaro /S/ Texas:
McShay gushed he's talented enough to even play some CB although he underwhelmed at the combine and pro day. Still looks like the ideal SS to cover TEs while also forcing the run. NFL Comp. Antrel Rolle
22. St. Louis Rams – Arthur Brown /ILB/ Kansas St:
Unquestionably the best ILB in the draft and reportedly the Steelers like him. Undersized but doesn't play like it. He can thump inside while also looking great in space. He’s got it all but his size is looked at as a liability. Sound familiar? NFL Comp. Hardy Nickerson
23. Minnesota Vikings - Sylvester Williams /DT/ UNC:
Williams looks a little like Geno Atkins every few snaps. His stock is climbing. NFL Comp. Jurrell Casey
24 Indianapolis Colts – Jarvis Jones* /OLB/ Georgia:
Jones’ production speaks for itself but he’s carrying one too many flags to not drop. He could line up inside or outside. NFL comp. Chad Brown
25. Minnesota Vikings (SEA) – Manti Te'o /LB/ Notre Dame:
Stock steadily recovering after the most bizarre pre draft controversy ever. NFL comp. Rey Mauluga
26. TRADE San Francisco 49ers (GB) - Cordarrelle Patterson*/WR/Tennessee:
Niners use their ammunition to jump up and take a lightning rod of an offensive player. They give GB their 3rd and 4th. Patterson’s an insane open field runner for a taller guy and can catch in traffic. Extremely raw but his upside is in the HOF area. NFL Comp. Josh Cribbs
*previous Xavier Rhodes
27. Houston Texans – Justin Hunter* /WR/Tennessee:
Possible deep & red zone threat if he comes back fully from his knee injury. NFL comp. Malcolm Floyd
28. Denver Broncos – Xavier Rhodes /CB/ Florida State:
Rhodes looked like a future top 5 pick early in his FSU career but has come down from that considerably. Still coveted by some but I think he’ll end up more of a late first round guy. He has the size to play safety if needed-and he might have to in the pros. NFL comp. Gary Baxter
*previous Bjoern Werner
29. New England Patriots – Datone Jones /DE-DT/ UCLA:
Already had Jones as a 2nd rounder before he looked great back at senior week. Any team, regardless of scheme, in need of more pass rush should find it hard to pass him up. On the Pats he fits best as an inside to outside guy. NFL Comp. Cameron Jordan
*previous Matt Elam
30. Atlanta Falcons – Bjoern Werner* /DE-OLB/ Florida State:
Hallo. Everything I've read suggests Werner is not as highly rated as everyone thinks. But at his size, he still explodes off the ball and shows the ability to stand up. NFL comp. Paul Kruger
*previous Datone Jones
31. TRADE Dallas Cowboys (SF) – Matt Elam*/S /Florida:
Stellar pro day and being looked at as both an in the box guy and a capable single high type. Pound for pound, one of the most physical defenders in the draft. NFL Comp. Dante Whitner
*previous Eric Reid
32. Baltimore Ravens - Menelik Watson /OT/ Florida State:
Extremely raw but a tremendous talent for the position. I think they’d like to keep Oher on the right side and Mckinnie remains unreliable.
1. TRADE Chicago Bears (JAC) – Brian Schwenke /OC/ California:
Mayock gushed about him back at senior week. NFL Comp. Ryan Kalil
2. Green Bay Packers (SF) – Eddie Lacy*/RB/ Alabama:
Superbly talented but also playing behind a phenomenal line. But his feet, agility and speed at 220+ is special. And he comes with a ready made catch phrase. *U got laced* NFL Comp. Fred Taylor
3. Philadelphia Eagles – Zach Ertz* /TE/ Stanford:
Ertz doesn't look as good a prospect to me as Fleener, who went high 2nd last year but underperformed as a rookie. Still, some see him as a first round talent. NFL Comp Coby Fleener
4. Detroit Lions – Damontre Moore* /DE/ Texas A&M:
Stock has taken a freefall but incredibly productive in his first season playing with his hand down within a tougher conference. NFL comp. Lance Johnstone
5. Cincinnati Bengals (OAK) – Alec Ogletree* /LB/ Georgia:
Red flags imo should still hurt his draft status and cause him to fall. I didn't really recognize how much of a freak athlete Ogletree was until I watched the all star skills contest and saw him demonstrate quicker feet then Robert Woods. Fills the stat sheet on a talented Georgia D but is still pretty raw and has the character flags. NFL Comp. Boss Bailey
6. Arizona Cardinals – Justin Pugh /OT/ Syracuse:
Knocked for his measurables but Pugh looks like one of the best OTs in the draft. He could start at LT if they don’t trust Levi or go inside and make the interior a force. NFL Comp. Eric Steinbach
7. Cleveland Browns (supp) - Josh Gordon /WR/ Baylor:
Supplemental pick Flash was the Browns best WR last season. That's good and bad. NFL comp. Vincent Jackson
8. New York Jets – Eric Reid* /S/LSU:
Reid’s stock has risen lately as expected but he’s also got some poor junior tape to deal with. NFL comp. William Moore
*previous Jon Cyprien
9. Tennessee Titans – Robert Woods* /WR/ USC:
Sort of the forgotten guy after his mediocre junior season who’s healthy now and has hisstock heating up. What I like most is his toughness. NFL comp. Santonio Holmes
10. Buffalo Bills - Kevin Minter* /ILB/ LSU:
Minter abundantly solves the ILB hole. An underrated guy that should go before Te’o but probably won’t. NFL Comp. Stephen Tulloch
11. TRADE Kansas City Chiefs (MIA) – D.J. Swearinger /S/ South Carolina:
I think the Albert trade goes down. A 2nd and a conditional 14 pick goes to KC. D.J.’s stock is soaring heading into the draft. I don’t see it, though. NFL Comp. Quintin Demps
12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Desmond Trufant /CB/Washington:
Trufant came out of senior week being called a first round pick and followed it up with a solid combine and pro day. NFL Comp. Tracy Porter
13. Carolina Panthers – Keenan Allen* /WR/ California:
Allen’s worth a top ten pick imo. His stock might take a hit if he recovers slowly from his late season knee injury and Patterson/Austin blaze but the team that gets him will be rewarded. NFL Comp. Javon Walker
14. New Orleans Saints – forfeited:
15. TRADE Cleveland Browns (SD) – Tyrann Mathieu* /CB/ LSU:
I have Mathieu as the 2nd best CB in this draft and a similar talent to Janoris Jenkins, who went high 2nd last year. If he showed the same awareness and humility in private team interviews he’s shown on media interviews, he’s likely got some teams very interested. Browns pursued Grimes as a starter who’s actually smaller. Also projects as a difference maker in the in the return game, another big need. I think Lombardi could pull the trigger before Belichick can. NFL Comp. Aaron Glenn
16. St Louis Rams – Kyle Long /OG/ Oregon:
Ultra athletic project can eventually start outside or inside. Carries some off field issues but has that solid lineage.
17. Dallas Cowboys – Larry Warford /OG/ Kentucky:
Looked like a first round guy in Mobile on the field, unfortunately not the weigh in. If he keeps his weight in check, he looks like a great player. NFL Comp. Andre Smith
18. Pittsburgh Steelers – Sio Moore /LB/ UConn:
A guy I’ve liked all season deservedly starting to generate buzz after a good showing at both the shrine and Mobile. He could play in any defense. Comp. Lawrence Timmons
19. New York Giants – Jonathan Hankins* /DT/ Ohio State:
First round talent but questionable motor and poor game tape plus the quality defensive line depth in this draft should have his stock dropping. NFL Comp. Shaun Rogers
20. Chicago Bears – Jamar Taylor /CB/ Boise State:
His draft stock is really rising. Plays press and off man equally well but doesn’t tackle as well as his size suggests. NFL Comp. Deshea Townsend
21. Washington Redskins – Jonathan Cyprien /S/ FIU:
Cyprien looks like a CB in drills at 6'1 209. NFL Comp. Morgan Burnett
22. Minnesota Vikings – Robert Alford /CB/ Southeast Louisiana:
Alford lived up to the buzz senior week and combine and looks like a lock 2nd rounder. NFL Comp. Vontae Davis
23. Cincinnati Bengals – Jonathan Franklin /RB/ UCLA:
Franklin looked great senior week but will always be undersized. His character + talent has him rising though.
24. Miami Dolphins – Margus Hunt /DE-DT/ SMU:
Still will shine at the combine but looked like an enormous project at senior week practices. First round? :no NFL Comp. Jason Jones
25. Green Bay Packers – David Quessenberry /OT/ San Jose State:
Packers rumored to like him. One of the best lineman senior week. Helped himself as much as anyone and looked great in drills at the combine. Great quickness and agility into the second level and nasty attitude but needs to get stronger.
26. Seattle Seahawks - Jesse Williams /DT/ Alabama:
Not getting enough recognition but Williams should become a beast of an interior lineman in the NFL-able to play in any scheme. NFL Comp. Antonio Garay
27. Houston Texans – Brandon Williams /DT/ Missouri Southern State:
Since his performance senior week, he's been quietly rising. NFL Comp. Phil Taylor
28. Denver Broncos – Le'Veon Bell* /RB/ Michigan State:
Bell is possibly the most slept on prospect right now. Mired on a terrible college offense, he’ll end up an absolute steal in the NFL. Eddie George
29. New England Patriots – DeAndre Hopkins* /WR/ Clemson:
Hopkins is loved by some but I’m not quite as high on him. Still, he’s got great ball skills, quickness and the mindset of a #1 WR. NFL comp. Nate Burleson
30. Atlanta Falcons – Corey Lemonier* /DE/ Auburn:
Lemonier has been one of the most consistent rushers in the country for awhile, and only fell off the second half of his senior season. Falcons have shown some interest. NFL Comp. Robert Mathis
31. TRADE Dallas Cowboys (SF) – Alex Okafor /DE/ Texas:
Okafor was the best Texas defender imo and was one of the best defensive players back at senior week. NFL Comp. Andre Carter
32. Baltimore Ravens – Chris Harper /WR/ Kansas State:
Bigger WR that showed impressive speed and above average route running senior week. And Ravens have shown interest. NFL Comp. Chris Chambers
1. Kansas City Chiefs – Jon Bostic /ILB/ Florida:
Inside thumper ran faster than most expected and should see his stock rise. NFL Comp Joe Mays
2. TRADEChicago Bears (JAC) – Markus Wheaton /WR/ Arizona State:
Wiry strong and lightening quick, Wheaton will outperform his draft position. NFL Comp. Steve Breaston
3. Detroit Lions – Travis Frederick* /OC-OG/ Wisconsin:
Huge run blocker should upgrade the interior immediately.
4. Oakland Raiders – Giovanni Bernard* /RB/ North Carolina:
Not as fast as the big runs would indicate and has some durability and physicality concerns, but can make something out of nothing with impressive natural running skills. If he demonstrates toughness as a pro, he’s LeSean McCoy. NFL Comp. Leon Washington
5. Philadelphia Eagles – Darius Slay /CB/ Mississippi St.:
Stock is rising but I’m still not all in yet. NFL Comp. Derek Cox
6. Cleveland Browns – Shamarko Thomas /S/ Syracuse:
Created a lot of buzz in Indy even with a faceplant. NFL Comp. T.J. Ward
7. Arizona Cardinals – Jamie Collins /OLB/ Southern Miss:
Raw all around but has elite athleticism. The type you just unleash on the QB as a rookie. NFL Comp. Antwan Peek
8. Tennessee Titans – Barrett Jones /OC-OG/ Alabama:
Interior upgrades would make the Titans line a real monster. NFL Comp. Max Unger
9. Buffalo Bills – B.W. Webb /CB/ William & Mary:
Small school guy singled out by many for his impressive play at senior week practices, but knocked for his lack of physicality.
10. New York Jets - Cornelius Washington /DE-OLB/ Georgia:
Forgettable college production but really impressing in pre draft evals.
11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Matt Barkley /QB/ USC:
Barkley would offer serious competition to Freeman’s starting spot. NFL comp. Chad Pennington
12. San Francisco 49ers (CAR) – Kawaan Short /DT/ Purdue:
When his motors on, Short’s a top 20 guy. He could drop because of inconsistency but he'll probably generate buzz though senior week and the combine. NFL Comp. Shaun Rogers
13. New Orleans Saints – Phillip Thomas /S/ Fresno St:
His playmaking could help out a weak secondary.
14. San Diego Chargers – Tyler Wilson /QB/ Arkansas:
Wilson’s small hands and the beating he took as a senior are looking like deal breakers for his stock. The team that eventually drafts him is going to get a big steal. NFL comp. Matt Hasselbeck
15. Miami Dolphins – Khassem Greene /OLB/ Rutgers:
Former safety who's become a pretty dominant defender. NFL Comp. Angelo Crowell
16. St. Louis Rams – Sanders Commings /S-CB/ Georgia:
Super sized CB with straight line speed should make the move to S as a pro.
17. Pittsburgh Steelers – Terrance Williams /WR/ Baylor:
Wiiliams has size and speed but it's his quick feet that I think will make him a great pro. Sort of a sleeper that’s going to end up a steal in the right offense. NFL comp. Devery Henderson
18. Dallas Cowboys – Andre Ellington /RB/ Clemson:
Homerun hitting complement could be another bargain RB for the Cowboys. NFL Comp. Joe McKnight
19. New York Giants – Xavier Gooden /LB/ Missouri:
Undersized blazer creating some buzz and being looked at as a possible ILB by some teams.
20. Miami Dolphins (CHI) – Gavin Escobar* /TE/ San Diego St
Big athletic TE who blocks and moves extremely well for his size. NFL Comp. Dennis Pitta
21. Minnesota Vikings – Stedman Bailey*/WR/ West Virginia:
High on Bailey since last year when I thought he physically abused Mo Claiborne at the los and out quicked him in the open field. He's underrated due to his big play teammate and should go higher. NFL Comp. Doug Baldwin
22. Cincinnati Bengals - David Bakhtiari /OG-OT/ Colorado:
College LT gets to move inside in the pros-though some view him as a legit LT.
23. Washington Redskins – Johnthan Banks /CB-S/ Mississippi St:
Stock now depends on how well he looks in Indianapolis. Well, safety now imo but he could also shine in the right scheme at CB. NFL Comp. Merton Hanks
24. Indianapolis Colts - Da'Rick Rogers* /WR/ Tenn. Tech:
Should probably stay another year but circumstances might have him declaring. NFL Comp. Kenny Britt
25. Seattle Seahawks – Travis Kelce /TE/ Cincinnati:
A possible 2nd round pick if not for the nagging injuries and character concerns.
26. Green Bay Packers – John Simon /OLB-DE/ Ohio State:
Superb workout at pro day has him moving up. NFL Comp. Matt Roth
27. Houston Texans – Kiko Alonso /ILB/ Oregon :
If he can convince teams his college off field antics are entirely behind him, he could go here or higher with his talent. NFL Comp. Kawika Mitchell
28. Denver Broncos – John Jenkins /DT/ Georgia:
Bust potential for sure but you can't coach up size + motor. Jenkins gets blown off the ball too often for a guy of his size but massive DTs who can move and hustle are rare commodities-I guess. NFL comp. Shaun Smith
29. New England Patriots – Dwayne Gratz /CB/ UConn:
Opened eyes with his testing at the combine following a solid showing at senior week practices where he really looked better then Wreh-Wilson. NFL Comp Zach Bowman
30. Atlanta Falcons – Leon McFadden /CB/ San Diego State:
Impressed senior week but must run well to maintain a high draft stock. NFL Comp. Leonard Johnson
31. Green Bay Packers (SF) – J.J. Wilcox /S/ Georgia Southern:
Showed size/speed and skills to mold senior week gaining the praise of analysts. Also a good KR.
32. Baltimore Ravens - Earl Wolff /S/ NC State:
Unheralded SS that showed off at the combine.
*33. Houston Texans – Mike Glennon /QB/ NC State:
I was initially impressed how Glennon had come along this past season...then I took a look at him vs Virginia and it all fell apart-ditto his bowl game. Might pick up big numbers in the right offense but will probably never shake the tendency to make unforced mistakes. Buyer beware. Most damning thing being talked about him is that he might not be a leader. NFL Comp. Derek Anderson
*34. Kansas City Chiefs – Brennan Williams /OT/UNC:
Coming back from injury, if everything works out, could wind up a steal.
*35. Tennessee Titans – Baccari Rambo /S/ Georgia:
Has all the athletic ability but needs good coaching to be a quality starter.
1. Jacksonville Jaguars – Blidi Wreh-Wilson /CB/ UConn:
Mixed views on Blidi but with his size/speed he could go pretty high-or not. NFL Comp Stanford Rout
2. Kansas City Chiefs – Marquis Goodwin /WR/ Texas:
Track guy showed well and looked like the top deep threat in Mobile senior week-backed it up at the combine.
3. Oakland Raiders – Vance McDonald /TE/ Rice:
Impressed everyone in Mobile with his size and athleticism but is still a big project. NFL Comp. Ben Watson
4. Philadelphia Eagles – Terron Armstead /OT/ Arkansas Pine-Bluff:
Monster combine and upside but I’ve read there are med concerns regarding his back.
5. Minnesota Vikings (DET)– Tyler Bray* /QB/ Tennessee:
Wise to start developing a big armed guy well before the switch to an outdoor stadium. Bray’s got a Cutler/Stafford caliber arm but seemingly the intangibles of Matt Leinart. NFL Comp. Ryan Mallett
6. Arizona Cardinals – Denard Robinson /RB/ Michigan:
Blazing playmaker who’s gotten overlooked because of his post season injury. I think his best position will be RB. NFL Comp. Jamaal Charles
7. Cleveland Browns – Jordan Reed* /TE/ Florida:
Might start creating buzz after the combine. An underrated guy that could be a steal. NFL Comp. Aaron Hernandez
8. Buffalo Bills – Brian Winters /OG/ Kent State:
Rough around the edges but a monster run blocker with the athletic ability to become a sound pass blocker eventually.
9. New York Jets – David Amerson*/S/ NC State:
First rounder as a junior and a late round guy as a senior. He’ll fair better as a safety. NFL Comp. Kerry Rhodes
10. Tennessee Titans – Vince Williams /ILB/ Florida State:
Solid senior week and had a strong showing at FSU's pro day. Mayock mentioned he's probably a 3rd or 4th round pick. NFL Comp. Tim Dobbins
11. Carolina Panthers – Jordan Poyer /CB/ Oregon State:
Poyer was one of the best CBs at senior week practices but has since seen his stock decline. NFL Comp. Cary Williams
12. New Orleans Saints – Montori Hughes /DT/ Tenn-Martin:
Talented enough to go higher but has some character issues.
13. San Diego Chargers – Ryan Swope /WR/ Texas A&M:
Doesn’t play as fast as he timed but still a solid slot prospect and getting a lot of late buzz.
14. Miami Dolphins – Joseph Randle* /RB/ Oklahoma St.:
Quietly stepped up his game in the absence of Weeden and Blackmon. A complete back who should go higher then this. If he continues to get stronger as a pro, he'll be a pro bowl back. NFL comp. DaMarco Murray
15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Montee Ball /RB/ Wisconsin:
Super productive but concussion history and track record of Badger backs could drop him down boards.
16. St. Louis Rams – Quinton Patton /WR/ Louisiana Tech:
Not fast but great feet, stop and start ability along with solid size and catches everything. NFL Comp. Donald Driver
17. Dallas Cowboys – Hugh Thornton /OG-OT/ Illinois:
Hulking OG that could develop into a solid starter.
18. Pittsburgh Steelers – Dion Sims* /TE/ Michigan St:
A bear of a blocker but with great hands and potential in the passing game. NFL Comp. Marcedes Lewis
19. New York Giants – Jordan Mills /OT/ Louisiana Tech:
Mills was a late add senior week played very well by all accounts.
20. Chicago Bears – Akeem Spence* /DT/ Illinois:
Built like a fire hydrant and could learn to be effective 43 nose.
21. Cincinnati Bengals - Landry Jones /QB/ Oklahoma:
Streaky but when he's on he's pretty good. Could push for a bigger role in time. NFL Comp. Brandon Weeden
22. Washington Redskins - Aaron Dobson /WR/ Marshall:
Physical high point guy that becomes a force if he learns to run routes.
23. Minnesota Vikings – Sam Montgomery* /DE/ LSU:
So much for telling the truth in interviews. LSU coaches’ criticism adds to concerns over character along with poor junior season. NFL comp. Brandon Graham
24. Indianapolis Colts - Stephan Taylor /RB/ Stanford:
Solid all-around RB didn’t disappoint senior week.
25. Green Bay Packers – Tavarres King /WR/ Georgia:
Sleeper who I’d bet outperforms his draft position. NFL Comp. Chad Johnson
26. Seattle Seahawks – Matt Scott /QB/ Aizona:
Scott was considered the best thrower at the combine by more than a few observers. NFL Comp. Josh Johnson
27. Houston Texans – Reid Fragel /OT/ Ohio State:
Athletic with length but lacking strength.
28. Denver Broncos – Maliciah Goodman /DE/ Clemson:
Needed depth guy that happens to have tremendous size.
*previous Logan Ryan
29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NE) – Nick Kasa /TE/ Colorado:
Big, fairly athletic guy that could learn a lot and emerge.
30. Atlanta Falcons – Gerald Hodges /OLB/ Penn State:
A guy really flying under the radar that is extremely athletic and showed some ability at the Shrine to play inside or outside.
31. Green Bay Packers (SF) – William Ghoulston /DE/ Michigan State:
Prototypical 34 DE on the surface but just doesn't do enough.
32. Baltimore Ravens - Kevin Reddick /ILB/ North Carolina:
Solid unspectacular inside LB does a little bit of everything.
*33. Baltimore Ravens - Corey Grissom /NT/ South Florida:
Ozzie mentioned the need to get better inside. Grissom can compete at NT.
*34. San Francisco 49ers – Duke Williams /S/ Nevada:
One of my favorite prospects, Williams is underrated and will be a quality starter. NFL Comp. Ryan Clark
*35. Detroit Lions – Logan Ryan* /CB/ Rutgers:
Size, ball skills-needs to show well in the post season to rise. NFL Comp. Leon Hall
*previous Maliciah Goodman
*36. Atlanta Falcons – Xavier Nixon /OT/ Florida:
Mostly held his own at senior week practices. Helps on the left and right side.
1. Kansas City Chiefs – Marcus Lattimore* /RB/ South Carolina:
A gamble but the Chiefs can afford it give it a go.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars – Dallas Thomas /OG/ Tennessee:
Versatile and athletic helps out inside and outside.
3. Philadelphia Eagles – Ace Sanders*/WR/South Carolina:
Lightening quick jump-starter for the quick strike offense and sp tms.
4. Detroit Lions – Nickell Roby* /CB/ USC:
Small man to man tough guy ideal for the increasingly important nickel CB spot. 3 CBs is a bit much but Biggers, Wilson and Hall are all signed slated to be FAs after the season.NFL Comp. Ray Mickens
5. Seattle Seahawks (OAK)– Nick Becton /OT/ Virginia Tech:
Fairly athletic tackle that can be groomed as a starter on the right side and back up on the left.
6. Cleveland Browns – Earl Watford /OG/ James Madison:
Impressed at the combine, imo, with his overall athletic ability.
7. Arizona Cardinals – Alvin Bailey* /OG/ Arkansas :
Athletic big man didn't get a chance to show anything at the combine. NFL Comp. Donald Thomas
8. New York Jets - Christian Michael /RB/ Texas A&M:
Eye popping testing but major character issues.
9. Tennessee Titans – Lavar Edwards /DE/ LSU:
Overlooked solid LSU entry.
10. Buffalo Bills - Garrett Gilkey /OG-OT/ Chaldron St:
Showed pretty well at senior week practices.
11. New Orleans Saints – Zac Dysert /QB/ Miami (OH):
Luke McCown? :no
12. San Diego Chargers – Oday Aboushi /OG-OT/ Virginia:
Aboushi had a rough senior week and very poor testing but played well for Virginia this past season.
13. Miami Dolphins – Bennie Logan* /DT/ LSU:
LSU underclassman sale.
14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Kenny Stills /WR/ Oklahoma:
Competition for the 3rd WR spot and RS. And for best hair.
15. Carolina Panthers – Cobi Hamilton /WR/ Arkansas:
Huge fan of Hamilton. He was unstoppable for the Razorbacks this past season. Best aspect of his game is run after the catch ability. NFL Comp. Danario Alexander
16. St. Louis Rams – Jordan Hill /DT/ Penn State:
Penetrating 3 tech DT.
17. Pittsburgh Steelers – Don Jones /S/ Arkansas St:
Way off the radar guy that hits like a truck and helped his stock with a terrific pro day workout.
18. Dallas Cowboys – DeVonte Holloman /LB/ South Carolina:
Showed well at shrine practices. Former safety that could project to inside or outside LB.
19. New York Giants – Mike Gillislee /RB/ Florida:
Does everything well and has looked good in post season evals but is still under the radar.
20. Chicago Bears – Sean Porter /OLB/ Texas A&M:
Not overly athletic but shows versatility and tackling ability.
21. Washington Redskins – Shawn Williams /S/ Georgia:
Testing well will really help his status and solidify him as a mid round guy. Mixed reviews senior week but held his own.
22. Minnesota Vikings – Vinson Painter /OG-OT/ Virginia Tech:
Right side starter at Vtech that’s creating some buzz and building draft stock.
23. Cincinnati Bengals - Mike Catapano /DE/ Princeton:
Ultra athletic Ivy leaguer the Bengals have shown interest in.
24. Cleveland Browns (SF) – Corey Fuller /WR/ Virginia Tech:
Track guy that goes after the ball pretty well in traffic.
25. Seattle Seahawks – Onterio McCalebb /KR-RB/ Auburn:
Blazer that can be an upgrade in the return game.
26. Green Bay Packers – Ty Powell /ILB/ Harding:
Former S, DE, who’s under the radar but shown well at the combine and pro day.
27. Houston Texans – Jeff Baca /OG/ UCLA:
Athletic interior guy for the scheme.
28. Denver Broncos – Marc Anthony /DB/California:
Big corner who’s been defending solid talents Marvin Jones and Keenan Allen the past 2 yrs at practice. Quicker then fast type with the length and physicality to be a great press or off man corner. NFL Comp. Carlos Rodgers
29. Washington Redskins – William Campbell /DE-NT/ Michigan:
Sleeper that could wind up playing in the league for awhile.
30. Atlanta Falcons – Levine Toilolo* /TE/ Stanford:
Talented but raw. Could learn a lot and be a good find.
31. San Francisco 49ers – Michael Williams /TE/ Alabama:
Tries to fill Delanie’s roll as a blocker and part time receiving TE.
32. Baltimore Ravens - Brandon Jenkins* /DE-OLB/ FSU:
Highly rated pre injury and could be a steal for whoever takes a chance.
*33. Miami Dolphins – David Bass /DE/ Missouri Western State:
The defensive star of the Shrine week practices.
*34. Green Bay Packers – Kyle Juszczyk /FB/ USC:
Top ranked FB to take over for Kuhn.
*35. Baltimore Ravens - Josh Boyce /WR/ TCU:
I guy I've been liking all season but thought his speed would make him a late round pick. After blazing at Indy his stock is up. Poor man's Anquan Boldin.
1. Jacksonville Jaguars – Kenyon Barner /RB/ Oregon:
Barner’s a good change of pace.
2. Kansas City Chiefs – Michael Buchannon /OLB/ Illinois:
College DE suited much better to play OLB as a pro.
3. Detroit Lions – Dustin Hopkins /K/ FSU:
Top ranked kicker.
4. Oakland Raiders – Quanterus Smith /DE/ Western Kentucky:
Collegiate sack artist can only help.
5. Cleveland Browns – Bruce Taylor /ILB/ Virginia Tech:
Tested poorly but had a very productive career at VTech and does everything well.
6. Arizona Cardinals – T.J. McDonald /S/ USC:
Knocked for being Taylor Mays v2 but has looked good in every post season evaluation so far.
7. San Francisco 49ers (CLE) – Nick Williams /DE/ Samford:
Off the radar guy that projects to DE or NT.
8. Oakland Raiders (ARI)– Will Davis /CB/ Utah State:
Followed a poor senior week with a better combine/pro day.
9. Buffalo Bills – Aaron Mellette /WR/ Elon:
Big raw WR worth developing.
10. New York Jets – Josh Johnson /CB/ Purdue:
Solid CB lacking speed that will contribute wherever he ends up..
11. San Diego Chargers – Chase Thomas /ILB/ Stanford:
Collegiate star but badly exposed in post season testing. Still potentially upgrades the Chragers inside though.
12. San Francisco 49ers – Armonty Bryant /DE-OLB/ E.C. Oklahoma
Small school guy generating interest as a hybrid type.
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Kapron Lewis-Moore /DT/ Notre Dame:
Undervalued after getting injured in the bowl game.
14. Carolina Panthers – Chris Faulk /OG-OT/ LSU:
Over hyped before his injury but has the length and strength to make an impact inside or out.
15. New Orleans Saints – Braden Brown /OT/ BYU:
Saints don’t value the OTs too high and Browns a solid guy latter round guy to develop.
16. St. Louis Rams – Micah Hyde /S/ Iowa:
College CB transitioning to FS has good ball skills.
17. Dallas Cowboys – Jeff Locke /P/ UCLA:
Top punter available.
18. Pittsburgh Steelers– Stansly Maponga /DE-OLB/ TCU:
Slept on tweener is a good bet to outperform his draft position.
19. New York Giants – Steve Williams /CB/ California:
Blazing run at Indianapolis has put him on the map.
20. Chicago Bears – Sean Renfree /QB/ Duke:
Competes to back up Cutler.
21. Minnesota Vikings – Jelani Jenkins /OLB/ Florida:
Not productive or flashy but has the skills and mind set to stick.
22. Cincinnati Bengals - Terry Hawthorne /CB/ Illinois:
Blistering testing and is physical with size but poor senior season makes him a mid to late round guy .
23. Washington Redskins – Zeke Motta /S/ Notre Dame:
Mid to late round type that ends up contributing more then he’s expected.
24. Indianapolis Colts - Adrien Bushell /CB/ Louisville:
Undersized battler that I like. Fearless.
25. Green Bay Packers – Khaled Holmes /OC/ USC:
26. Seattle Seahawks – Lerente McCray /LB/ Florida:
Physical and versatile can back up well in the defense.
27. Houston Texans – Meshak Williams /OLB/ Kansas State:
Undervalued DE/OLB that should add rush help to any team.
28. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Tourek Williams /DE/ FIU:
Sleeper that reportedly had a very good pro day.
29. Cincinnati Bengals – Lanear Sampson /WR/ Baylor:
Size/speed guy that ran blistering 40s at both the combine and pro day and potentially could be a good playmaker. OC mentioned the possibility of adding another WR.
30. Atlanta Falcons – Chris Gragg /TE/ Arkansas
Replacing a hof TE is a job for two prospects. And Gragg’s skillset makes him hard to pass.
31. Baltimore Ravens – Damion Stafford /S/ Nebraska:
Solid late round safety for the backend.
32. Baltimore Ravens - Nico Johnson /ILB/ Alabama:
Could try him as a situational inside LB.
*33. Houston Texans – Mychal Rivera /TE/ Tennessee:
Unheralded rec TE that has shown well in every post season test.
*34. Tennessee Titans – Mike Edwards /CB/ Hawaii:
Depth guy at CB and competes to be the #1 return guy.
*35. Baltimore Ravens – Demetrius McCray /CB/ Appalachian State:
Big athletic type the Ravens look to develop.
*36. Kansas City Chiefs – Devin Taylor /DE/ South Carolina:
Underachiever getting some buzz because of his length and athleticism at 34 DE.
*37. Oakland Raiders – Quinn Sharp /P/ Oklahoma State:
Marquette King? :no Sharp’s also a kicker and Janikowski is one of the highest paid on the team and a FA after the season.
*38. Pittsburgh Steelers– Cierre Wood /RB/ Notre Dame:
Late round sleeper could be good in the right situation.
1. Kansas City Chiefs – Tyrone Goard /WR/ Eastern Kentucky:
2. Jacksonville Jaguars – Bradley McDougald /S/ Kansas:
3. Arizona Cardinals – Ryan Otten /TE/ San Diego St:
4. Philadelphia Eagles – Joe Kruger* /DE/ Utah:
5. Detroit Lions – Marcus Davis /WR/ Virginia Tech:
6. Philadelphia Eagles – Dalton Freeman /OC/ Clemson:
7. Minnesota Vikings – Mike Mauti /LB/ Penn State:
8. Seattle Seahawks – Steve Beauharnais /LB/ Rutgers:
9. New York Jets – Trevardo Williams /OLB/ UConn:
10. Tennessee Titans – Ray Graham /RB/ Pittsburgh:
11. Miami Dolphins – Kayvon Webster /CB/ South Florida:
12. New England Patriots – Rontez Miles /S/ California (PA):
13. Oakland Raiders – Eric Martin /OLB-DE/ Nebraska:
14. Seattle Seahawks – Conner Vernon /WR/ Duke:
15. San Diego Chargers – Marcus Cromartie /CB/ Wisconsin:
16. St. Louis Rams – Cody Davis /S/ Texas Tech:
17. Pittsburgh Steelers– Brandon McGee /CB/ Miami:
18. Miami Dolphins – Stephane Milhim /OG/ UMass:
19. New York Giants – Melvin White /S/ Louisiana Lafayette :
20. Philadelphia Eagles – Willie Carter /FB/ Tulsa:
21. San Francisco 49ers – Rodney Smith /WR/ Florida State:
22. Washington Redskins – Matt Furstenburg /TE/ Maryland:
23. Minnesota Vikings – Knile Davis /RB/ Arkansas:
24. Indianapolis Colts – Jordan Kovacs /S/ Michigan:
25. Minnesota Vikings – Josh Boyd /DT/ Mississippi State:
26. Green Bay Packers – Joseph Fauria /TE/ UCLA:
27. Houston Texans – Josh Evans /S/ Florida:
28. Denver Broncos – Jonathan Stewart /ILB/ Texas A&M:
29. New England Patriots – J.C. Trettor /OC/ Cornell:
30. Atlanta Falcons – Everett Dawkins /DT/ Florida State:
31. Cleveland Browns – Brett Maher /P-K/ Nebraska:
32. Baltimore Ravens – Luke Wilson /TE/ Rice:
*33. Philadelphia Eagles – Zach Rogers /WR/ Tennessee:
*34. Cincinnati Bengals - Taylor Reed /LB/ Southern Methodist:
*35. Seattle Seahawks – Lonnie Pryor /FB/ Florida State:
*36. Seattle Seahawks – Luke Marquardt /OT/ Azusa Pacific:
*37. Atlanta Falcons – Jason Weaver /OG/ Southern Miss:
*38. Atlanta Falcons – Michael Ford /RB/ LSU:
*39. Detroit Lions – David King /DE/ Oklahoma:
*40. San Francisco 49ers – Keelan Johnson /S/ Arizona State:
*41. Baltimore Ravens – Brad Sorensen /QB/ Southern Utah:
*42. Tennessee Titans – Rick Wagner /OT/ Wisconsin:
*43. Atlanta Falcons – Jasper Collins /WR/ Mount Union:
*44. Miami Dolphins – Kevin Dorsey /WR/ Maryland:
*45. Cincinnati Bengals - Etienne Sabino /LB/ Ohio State:
*46. San Francisco 49ers – Colin Klein /QB/ Kansas State:
*47. New York Giants – Sam McGuffie /WR/ Rice:
*48. Indianapolis Colts - Kyler Reed /FB/ Nebraska:
First 2 picks for Oakland are awful, but otherwise likeable.
That is a really solid Buffalo draft overall. I would be very surprised if we took Hayden, but I wouldn't be upset with taking him at all. Gilmore and Hayden would be an awesome young duo at CB.
Was disappointed at first with the trade up for Patterson, but following that up with Rhodes, Short, Duke, and Wiliams cheered me up pretty quickly.
I'd take it. Props for doing 7 rounds.
Before I comment, when was this written?
Love the trade down but Schwenke is a massive reach. Trufant or Ogletree is the pick there.
I really like the trades for SF, especially since we still land Short, well done......
Dont like the 49ers mock at all. Trading up TWICE for two first round draft picks isnt going to happen. I dont see SF trading up past 20 if that. HATE the Patterson pick. He'll be the 2013 version of A.J. Jenkins. No thanks. Trading up for Rhodes when Trufant slips into the second round? Going by your mock draft, I would just wait until I can snatch Trufant.
I'm going to assume that Short would be the future replacement for Justin at DE because if not, people need to stop mocking us a DT/NT early. With Justin Smith, McDonald, Aldon, Brooks, Willis and Bowman, the NT in OUR 3-4 barely plays. Sopoaga played 35% of the snaps last season. 4th round or later, I could see a NT being drafted for depth but thats it.
Overall, I give you credit and props for doing 7 rounds but I hate the 49ers mock draft. Sorry. And to trade up for a WR...UGH.
not nuts about most of the pics but they arent bad (except the qb pick, saints have decent backups (seneca) and have way to many holes to be burning picks like that)
1.15 Keke Mingo
3.13 John Jenkins
4.12 Logan Ryan
5.11 Shawn Williams
6.15 Braden Brown (or a WR flyer)
D.J. Hayden at 8? Wowza.
Not bad on the Skins draft but I think we need better than an experimental position change prospect at safety. Like the Dobson pick. Honestly could see us trying to package picks to move up in the mid rounds as much as down. We may not have the cap to sign that many players.
I love what Hayden does on the field, the medical scares me, a lot... If they clear him medically, I could see it, as he and Gilmore would allot Pettine to be aggressive with the front 7.
I like Winters in the 4th, solid value. I dont think they will go guard early from what they have said (they have 6 gurads on the roster and like them all, according to Nix). I could see them nabbing V. Williams at that spot, I think he fits what they want to do at a more acceptable spot if they go ILB at all.
I like Mellette as well, although I think they address WR much earlier than than. They need a TE and Rivera was brought in and I think they like him along with V. McDonald, and would take him.
IMO; Hayden, K.Allen, Nassib, V.Williams and M. Rivera would make alot of sense in this mock.
I do think they will spend one of thier first two picks on a QB, on way or another, they have openly mentioned believing that there are 2 or 3 franchise QB's in this draft, reference past drafts and taking a "franchise" a round early, and grabbing one when you can. IMO the tea leaves have spoken and they will not risk waiting into the second round to take a QB. You know I like Nassib alot, and that trade is great in my book, but I think they view things differently, have learned their lesson and will not wait until the second round to address the QB situation. IMO Barkley is #1 on thier board followed by Nassib and one of the two is coming off the board to Buffalo at 8, via a trade down from 8 if possible or up from 41 into the first (least of the possibilities IMO). They have mentioned wanting to add another pick in this draft, which makes me think ideally they want to trade down, but if need be will take a QB at 8. Kolbs contract and acquisition will not affect this IMO one bit, they need a long term solution, Barkley and Nassib are the best two options that fit with the offense.
my .02, do with it as you will ;)
If we don't take a WR in the first two rounds we have failed.
Titans wouldn't pass on Dee Milliner. CB is arguably our biggest need.
1st - Milliner
2nd - Woods
3rd - Barrett Jones
That's an amazing first 3 rounds.
Patterson, at worst, will be a starting kick/punt returner and take at least 1 back for TD as a rookie. That's a world more impact than Jenkins right off the bat.
Is it possible Sopoaga barely played because he sucks and not because the scheme called for it?
Amerson was a Junior last year, but I'd be super surprised if he fell that far.
Good KC mock except we don't address QB anywhere.
And the Chiefs will get 42, not 56!
As for Sopoaga, he's actually a pretty solid NT and should help the Eagles in their new 3-4 scheme. The difference is that the other six players we have in the front seven are all better than Sopoaga and younger (except Justin but he's awesome so I wont count him) plus we mainly played nickel defense.
In our 3-4, we dont use the NT because when you compare him to the other six players in the front seven, the NT would be the 7th best player. No way would I leave any NT on the field at the expense of Aldon, Justin, Willis and Bowman. McDonald and Brooks would be 50/50 but only if the NT is a Wilfork type dominant player.
In the end, Sopoaga was good but not needed in our 3-4 and quite honestly, a rookie NT will probably play less than Sopoaga did.
Terrible sf draft. Sorry but trading up twice in the first . no thanks!
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