November 26th Mock Draft
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11-26-2012, 09:06 PM
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November 26th Mock Draft
Just whipped this up for NEPatriotsDraft. Let me know what you think:
1. Kansas City Chiefs – QB Matt Barkley, Southern California
Matt Barkley makes the most sense for Kansas City until Scott Pioli is fired; no one envies this decision.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars – QB Geno Smith, West Virginia
General manager Genee Smith is likely gone; Blaine Gabbert’s hold on the starting job has slipped away.
3. Carolina Panthers – DT Star Lotulelei, Utah
Johnathan Hankins is the better run stuffer, but Star Lotulelei has elite potential inside at defensive tackle.
4. Oakland Raiders – LB Jarvis Jones, Georgia*
Defensive end is a bigger need than outside linebacker, but Jones is the best pass rusher in the draft this year.
5. Cleveland Browns – DE Bjoern Werner, Florida St.*
Werner is neck-and-neck with Texas A&M’s Damontre Moore; the former is a more natural defensive end.
6. Philadelphia Eagles – OT Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M*
Jason Peters is one of the best left tackles in the game, but his Achilles injury clouds his long-term future.
7. San Diego Chargers – CB Dee Milliner, Alabama*
Both of San Diego’s starting cornerbacks, Antoine Cason and Quentin Jammer, are impending free agents.
8. Buffalo Bills – QB Tyler Wilson, Arkansas
Ryan Fitzpatrick isn’t getting the job done; general manager Buddy Nix has indicated his interest in drafting a QB.
9. Tennessee Titans – LB Manti Te’o, Notre Dame
Zach Brown and Akeem Ayers look like long-term starters on the outside, but Colin McCarthy has struggled.
10. Detroit Lions – DE Damontre Moore, Texas A&M*
Cliff Avril’s contract expires at the end of the season; Kyle Vanden Bosch will almost certainly be a cap casualty.
11. Arizona Cardinals – OT Taylor Lewan, Michigan*
Levi Brown’s $30 million deal paid out all of its guaranteed money in the first year; he missed this season.
12. New York Jets – DE Barkevious Mingo, Louisiana St.*
Mingo hasn’t been as productive as expected this year; however, his freakish athleticism translates to linebacker.
13. St. Louis Rams – OT Jake Matthews, Texas A&M*
The Rams have been unable to find long-term answers at the tackle spots; they must protect Sam Bradford.
14. Miami Dolphins – WR Keenan Allen, California*
Allen’s late-season knee injury hurt his stock, but he should be able to regain ground during pre-draft workouts.
15. St. Louis Rams (from Redskins) – FS Eric Reid, Louisiana St.*
Quintin Mikell will most likely start at strong safety next season; Craig Dahl could be replaced at the other spot.
16. Dallas Cowboys – OG Chance Warmack, Alabama
The 320-pound Crimson Tide guard is a nasty power blocker; he can slide into Mackenzy Bernadeau’s spot.
17. New Orleans Saints – DE Sam Montgomery, Louisiana St.*
New Orleans needs help almost everywhere on defense; improving their pass rush seems like a logical first step.
18. Cincinnati Bengals – LB C.J. Mosley, Alabama*
The Bengals historically emphasize drafting from the SEC; rookie linebacker Vontaze Burfict needs some help.
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – CB Johnthan Banks, Mississippi St.
Aqib Talib is in New England; Eric Wright’s recent suspension allows the Bucs to avoid any future commitment.
20. Minnesota Vikings – DT Johnathan Hankins, Ohio St.*
There’s almost no chance Hankins slides this far on draft day; he will likely go within the draft’s top ten picks.
21. Seattle Seahawks – WR Robert Woods, Southern California*
Seattle will eventually have to address the right side of their line, but Woods makes too much sense to pass on here.
22. Pittsburgh Steelers – DT John Jenkins, Georgia
Getting younger on defense will be a priority; Jenkins could replace Casey Hampton, who’s been declining for years.
23. Green Bay Packers – TE Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame*
Jermichael Finley has an upcoming option bonus; it may be prudent to swap him out for a tight end such as Eifert.
24. Indianapolis Colts – DE Dion Jordan, Oregon
Jordan has played all over the place at Oregon; Dwight Freeney may be in the midst of his last season in Indianapolis.
25. New York Giants – DE Ezekiel Ansah, Brigham Young
Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora may not be back; Ansah is another raw, freakish athlete in the Pierre-Paul mold.
26. Denver Broncos – DT Sheldon Richardson, Missouri*
Richardson’s explosiveness would upgrade a Broncos pass rush which is too reliant on Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil.
27. New England Patriots – CB Xavier Rhodes, Florida St.*
Aqib Talib’s future with New England is uncertain; Devin McCourty looks more natural back at free safety.
28. Chicago Bears – OT Eric Fisher, Central Michigan
Fisher is a massive offensive tackle with surprising mobility; J’Marcus Webb has been in the starting lineup far too long.
29. San Francisco 49ers – WR Tavon Austin, West Virginia
The 49ers have the luxury of a well-rounded roster; Tavon Austin could make an early impact working in the slot.
30. Baltimore Ravens – LB Chase Thomas, Stanford
Adding to their stable of pass rushers would be a wise decision; Thomas has established himself as a first-round talent.
31. Houston Texans – WR Terrance Williams, Baylor
Houston was rumored to desire Kendall Wright last season; his former teammate would be a good choice as well.
32. Atlanta Falcons – DE Alex Okafor, Texas
Okafor alleviated concerns about his ability to rush the passer by recording eight sacks in Texas’ first eleven games.
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