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Default Shane's Pre-Senior Bowl Mock Draft (3rd Round added 1/19)

I only ask for the following:

1. If you don't like a pick, that you have an explanation. Don't hate on the pick because you don't like the player. But if he doesn't fit or the position isn't as big a need, that is good information for me to learn and adjust

2. If I missed a glaring player in the mock, that would be good to know as well.

First Round

1) Kansas City Chiefs – Geno Smith QB/West Virginia

GM says they go best player available, is that Geno Smith? Nope, but one look at this roster shows Qb is a huge need and Andy Reid will salivate over Geno.

2) Jacksonville Jaguars – Bjoern Werner DE/Florida State

Might be the best all around DE in the draft. Solid pass rusher with upside against the run. Jaguars could opt for a QB later.

3) Oakland Raiders – Star Lotulelei DT/Utah

Just love this fit if Seymour and/or Kelly goes. Adds pass rush and some run defense to improve an ailing Raiders defense.

4) Philadelphia Eagles – Luke Joeckel OT/Texas A&M

Could have the best career of anyone in this draft. If the new staff sticks with Foles, we could see some offensive line changes, cuts, etc. Joeckel makes sense.

5) Detroit Lions – Damontre Moore DE/Texas A&M

I’m not as high on Moore, but he fits the Lions. I imagine Cliff Avril and KVB are out of the picture leaving some glaring holes on the defensive line.

6) Cleveland Browns – Dee Milliner CB/Alabama

Don’t like Milliner as a Top 10 pick, but the Browns are tough. Can see Chud pushing for defense and with Sheldon Brown becoming a free agent, a #2 corner next to Haden could be high priority.

7) Arizona Cardinals – Eric Fisher OT/Central Michigan

I think Fisher can make this jump into the Top Ten. Once again, a lot depends on the new coach, staff, etc, but anyone can see how bad the Cardinals offensive line is. Though Massie improved, Levi Brown isn’t an answer.

8) Buffalo Bills – Mike Glennon QB/NC State

Feel like Buffalo goes with a QB and I flip-flopped between Barkley and Glennon. Ultimately, Glennon could have a Blaine Gabbert esque rise and the Bills will feign letting him develop while sticking him in near midseason. Glennon fits Marrone though, so it may work.

9) New York Jets – Jarvis Jones LB/Georgia

Wonder if he does fall that far due to the spinal stenosis. Ultimately, I can see Rex pushing the new GM to build the pass rush and try to go with instant impact players to keep his job. Jarvis Jones fits that despite the risk.

10) Tennessee Titans – Sheldon Richardson DT/Missouri

Great all around player and gives the Titans some options with Marks becoming a free agent. Could start in a rotation and hopefully improve the Titans defense as a whole.

11) San Diego Chargers – Alec Ogletree LB/Georgia

Maybe a bit of a surprise pick, but Takeo Spikes is aging, Jonas Mouton is awful and Demorrio Williams is a free agent. Ogletree provides the athletic and coverage upside to free up Donald Butler. If the Chargers change their scheme, even more reason for a LB and Ogletree can play inside or out.

12) Miami Dolphins – Dion Jordan DE/Oregon

Don’t see Jordan as a Top Ten player, but the Dolphins need to find that pass rush opposite of Cam Wake. Jordan’s versatility could endear him to the current staff and hopefully improve the run defense. Having a ton of picks in tis draft allows them to go defense in the first.

13) Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Johnthan Banks CB/Mississippi State

Too high for Banks, but Tampa Bay is one of those teams with one glaring hole that is holding them back defensively. After the combine, Banks should be able to raise his stock and rehabilitate it after a mediocre 2nd half of the year.

14) Carolina Panthers – Johnathan Hankins DT/Ohio State

It is the usual pick, but it is one of those necessary picks. Versatile, athletic big man who can man the Panthers defense and eat up blocks for Luke Kuechly.

15) New Orleans Saints – Ezekial Ansah DE/BYU

Adds some pass rush and upside for the Saints, especially if Will Smith is cut before next season. Ansah has some rare upside that should push him into the Top 15.

16) St. Louis Rams – Chance Warmack OG/Alabama

Seems like a great fit for Fisher and the Rams, especially if they move to their young RB tandem. Going to be a make or break year for Bradford and any O-line will help.

17) Pittsburgh Steelers – Manti Te’o LB/Notre Dame

Not the Top 5 prospect some thought, but still in the Top 20. Fits the Steelers, their draft philosophy, and needs.

18) Dallas Cowboys – Barkevious Mingo DE/LSU

Moving to the 4-3 without Anthony Spencer leaves a pass rushing hole opposite of DeMarcus Ware (Marcus Spears won’t cut it). Mingo has some Ware type upside.

19) New York Giants – Kevin Minter LB/LSU

Chase Blackburn is set to be a FA and the question is how much the Giants trust Mark Herzlich to take over as a 3 down player. Not sure he is there yet, so Kevin Minter could be a nice fit as a 2 or 3 down player.

20) Chicago Bears – Tyler Eifert TE/Notre Dame

Offensive Line may be harder to come by than people think, and TE is a glaring hole with the struggles Kellen Davis has had. Eifert adds a weapon for Jay Cutler that is massively needed.

21) Cincinnati Bengals – Arthur Brown LB/Kansas State

The Bengals are tough with no glaring holes that fit value, but with Maualuga and Lawson being free agents (along with Thomas Howard,) LB could get very thin very quickly. Brown can fit on the weakside and allow Burfict to move to the middle, strengthening both positions.

22) St. Louis Rams (f/ WAS) – DeAndre Hopkins WR/Clemson

Maybe a bit of a surprise for the first WR off the board, but Hopkins could blaze at the combine and his size as well as production should convince a team to take him early. Despite investing in Givens and Brian Quick, offensive weapons are a big issue. Amendola’s injury history could convince the Rams to take a WR relatively high once again.

23) Minnesota Vikings – Cordarrelle Patterson WR/Tennessee

Patterson is another player who is likely to rise rise rise before the NFL Draft. Jarius Wright fits more in the slot and if Percy Harvin ends up moving on, a pure #1 WR would be worth it. Patterson fits that bill.

24) Indianapolis Colts – DJ Fluker OT/Alabama

Might be a safer pick for the Colts who need to keep Andrew Luck upright. Winston Justice is a free agent and Ben Ijalana hasn’t shown himself to be a starting RT. Fluker could fit in there and ultimately be a guard if needed.

25) Seattle Seahawks – Margus Hunt DE/SMU

Might be a bit of a surprise here, but Carroll’s comments about pass rush and the type of D-linemen they like in Seattle leads me to feel Margus Hunt is in play. Big, physical, can play inside or outside and should continue rising.

26) Green Bay Packers – Travis Frederick C/Wisconsin

I waivered on this Packers pick a bit. Do they go with more defensive help? Rodgers was a hit a ton and the center position could be a reason why. Jeff Saturday was awful while Dietrich-Smith is a Restricted Free Agent and very upgradeable. Frederick has a bit more upside at center than Barrett Jones and think he may fit for Ted Thompson better as well.

27) Houston Texans – Kyle Long OT/Oregon

Surprise first round pick, but Kyle Long’s draft stock is so variable. I believe he could blow up in the offseason and rise into the Top 50 or fall due to his rawness. Houston’s right side played decently against New England, it has been a big weakness. Long has RT, LT, or offensive guard potential.

28) Denver Broncos – Sylvester Williams DT/North Carolina

DT is an easy need for the Broncos, though I do think the secondary could use a massive upgrade. I think Williams would be more of a sure thing than Shariff Floyd, Kawann Short, John Jenkins, or Jesse Williams. No glaring holes in his game.

29) Baltimore Ravens – Kenny Vaccaro S/Texas

Don’t love the LB value for the Ravens here and Ed Reed is a free agent (along with two more of their safeties). With the tag going to Flacco, perhaps investing in the top safety in this class is wise. Vaccaro fits as a player who can play close to the line, and isn’t a major coverage liabaility.

30) San Francisco 49ers – Zach Ertz TE/Stanford

Delanie Walker will be moving to free agency and Vernon Davis has been a disappointment under Harbaugh. I’m not into the college coach picking his own players, but I can see the potential of a young Zach Ertz on this team paying major dividends.

31) Atlanta Falcons – Sam Montgomery DE/LSU

TE is the easy pick, but with Eifert/Ertz gone, pass rush will be a major priority. Abraham is aging and as much as I like Kroy Biermann, he isn’t an every down player. Montgomery gives the Falcons a base left end who also has some pass rush ability.

32) New England Patriots – David Amerson DB/NC State

Just fits the tweener mold the Patriots like. Patrick Chung is likely done in New England and Amerson could step into the safety role immediately.

Second Round

1. Jacksonville Jaguars – Jonathan Cooper OG/North Carolina

Losing Even Britton perhaps and Will Rackley has not developed. Went with value over QB.

2. Kansas City Chiefs – Keenan Allen WR/Cal

Will Bowe be back? Even if so, Chiefs need a potential stud WR with Baldwin still lacking the mental fortitude.

3. Philadelphia Eagles – Jordan Poyer Cb/Oregon State

If Asomugha is out, Poyer could come in and start.

4. Detroit Lions – Matt Elam S/Florida

Seems to fit Mayhew’s bill of physical players, Delmas there or not, safety is a good investment.

5. Cincinnati Bengals (f/OAK) – Eric Reid S/LSU

Versatile safety who could really fit the Bengals defense.

6. Arizona Cardinals – Matt Barkley QB/USC

Arians may want to try and work his magic with Barkley

7. Cleveland Browns – SUPPLEMENTAL DRAFT

Looks like I was wrong on Josh Gordon, slowly developing into a top player, better than any WR still on the board.

8. New York Jets – Barrett Jones OG/Alabama

Versatile lineman with high character. Can play RG or LG as needed.

9. Tennessee Titans – Desmond Trufant CB/Washington

Tough pick, but CB depth seems a need with Mouton’s impending Free Agency. Trufant a more physical corner than anyone the Titans have.

10. Buffalo Bills – Terrance Williams WR/Baylor

Get the QB, get him weapons. Williams should have a big offseason to raise his stock.

11. Miami Dolphins – Shariff Floyd DT/Florida

Floyd is a first round talent, but Miami could snatch him up if he falls to replace Randy Starks.

12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Tyler Wilson QB/Arkansas

Surprise? Freeman has a year left, Schiano may want to go the Harbaugh route and start to develop his own guy.

13. Carolina Panthers – Will Davis CB/Utah State

On the rise, and despite the good pass defense numbers for Carolina, they’d be better served to have Josh Norman be the nickel CB.

14. New Orleans Saints – FORFEITED

Saints really could have used this pick.

15. San Diego Chargers – Justin Hunter WR/Tennessee

Meachem kind of a bust, can Brown or DX stay healthy? Lots of WR questions, Hunter could help answer them as McCoy and Whiz should realize the benefit of a top WR.

16. St. Louis Rams – Lane Johnson OT/Oklahoma

Can fit on left or right side. Solid 2nd rounder.

17. Dallas Cowboys – Kawann Short DT/Purdue

Might make the shift to the 4-3 a bit easier. Pass rushing DT combined with Mingo would make this defensive line very scary.

18. Pittsburgh Steelers – TJ McDonald S/USC

Trojan to replace a Trojan?

19. New York Giants – Dallas Thomas OL/Tennessee

Versatility bumps him up. Another guy who may have an offseason rise.

20. Chicago Bears – Khaseem Greene LB/Rutgers

Could fit in the strongside, or maybe even MLB in a pinch.

21. Washington Redskins – Xavier Rhodes CB/Florida State

I like Rhodes a lot but don’t envision the next few months being kind to him.

22. Minnesota Vikings – Logan Ryan CB/Rutgers

Another potential rise. How long will Winfield last? If not much longer, Vikes will need some depth.

23. Cincinnati Bengals – Giovanni Bernard RB/North Carolina

Feels like the RB to fit for Cincy, but injuries worry me.

24. Miami Dolphins (f/ IND) – Stedman Bailey WR/West Virginia

Dolphins need some weapons going forward, and Stedman Bailey could be very enticing.

25. Green Bay Packers – Montee Ball RB/Wisconsin

Feel like if the Packers go RB, Ball is a potential target. Not for the hometown connection, but his fit to some of the RBs Thompson has brought in in the past.

26. Seattle Seahawks – Tavon Austin WR/West Virginia

Really creative weapon Pete Carroll could get working for his young QB.

27. Houston Texans – Jesse Williams DT/Alabama

Ideal fit for Wade’s defense.

28. Denver Broncos – Tony Jefferson S/Oklahoma

Might not be much of an upgrade over what they have, but good developmental safety talent.

29. Baltimore Ravens – Oday Aboushi OT/Virginia

Still need to build OT depth and McKinnie isn’t guaranteed to be back.

30. San Francisco 49ers – John Jenkins DT/Georgia

Wonder if he’ll be as highly thought of as some have him right now. Sopaoaga is a free agent.

31. Atlanta Falcons – Travis Kelce TE/Cincinnati

Gonzo replacement? Don’t think Gonzo retires and feel Kelce moves up fast.

32. New England Patriots – Robert Woods WR/USC

If no more Welker or Branch, Pats need to finally hit on drafting a WR.

Third Round

1. Kansas City – Robert Alford CB/Southeastern Louisiana

Big time small school corner with upside, may even get starting reps in Year 1.

2. Jacksonville – Ryan Nassib QB/Syracuse

New GM sounds like they want to bring some QB in. Nassib would fit well.

3. Detroit – Tyrann Mathieu CB/LSU

If interviews go well, wonder how high he can go. Fits Lions defense.

4. Oakland – Alex Okafor DE/Texas

Could go much higher, but adds to a much needed pass rush.

5. Philadelphia – Baccari Rambo S/Georgia

Upside Safety to come in and compete for a rotational role early.

6. Cleveland – Corey Lemonier LB/Auburn

Perfect for their new defense, can stand up if he can learn more pass rush moves.

7. Arizona – B.W. Webb CB/William & Mary

A tad high, but Arizona has had success with small school corners

8. Tennessee - Larry Warford OG/Kentucky

Too low for Warford, Tennessee reaps the benefits. Can be an instant starter at LG or RG.

9. Buffalo – Justin Pugh OT/Syracuse

I generally think new coaches don’t take their old players early, but value and position fits for developmental depth.

10. New York Jets – Markus Wheaton WR/Oregon State

Hill not there yet, how much longer does Holmes have? Time to bring in another weapon.

11. Tampa Bay – Michael Buchanan DE/Illinois

Add to the pass rush to fix that ailing defense.

12. San Francisco (f/ CAR) – Phillip Thomas S/Fresno State

A playmaker in the secondary that SF doesn’t have right now.

13. New Orleans – Bennie Logan DT/LSU

Could be a first rounder by April, NO goes hometown to build the trenches.

14. San Diego – Eddie Lacy RB/Alabama

Similar to Mathews perhaps, but major insurance is needed and value is great.

15. Miami – Da’Rick Rogers WR/Tennessee Tech

Miami could come out of this draft with 3 WRs. Upside of Rogers is enticing.

16. St. Louis – Shawn Williams S/Georgia

Big position of need, Williams could go around this area.

17. Pittsburgh – Le’Veon Bell RB/Michigan State

Big, physical talent the Rooneys keep pushing for.

18. Dallas – Alvin Bailey OG/Arkansas

Had a down year, but Jerry won’t mind another Razorback

19. New York Giants – Gavin Escobar TE/San Diego State

Adrien Robinson may be the only TE left. Another weapon, more competition.

20. Miami (f/ CHI) – Jordan Reed TE/Florida

Keep adding weapons for Tannehill if you want him to succeed.

21. Minnesota – Akeem Spence DT/Illinois

Very talented player who fell, not a major need but a value pick for an aging Kevin Williams.

22. Cincinnati – Tyler Bray QB/Tennessee

Is Dalton all he is cracked up to be? Bray would give a high upside developmental back-up.

23. Washington – Denard Robinson WR/Michigan

Shanny was interested in some two-way RB/WR players last year.

24. Indianapolis – Brandon Williams DT/Missouri Southern State

Could fit the NT position for Indy.

25. Seattle – Datone Jones DE/UCLA

A name who is moving up boards and fits the Seahawks defense. D-line still seems to be a priority.

26. Green Bay – Terry Hawthorne CB/Illinois

Can allow them to play around with moving a CB to safety.

27. Houston – Chase Thomas LB/Stanford

Not a perfect fit, but tenacious LB who I could see playing inside for Houston.

28. Denver – Khaled Holmes C/USC

Could fall due to injuries and poor play. Allow for a competition/depth after Walton.

29. Baltimore – Quinton Patton WR/Louisiana Tech

Future pick to replace Boldin.

30. San Francisco – Ricky Wagner OL/Wisconsin

OT depth, with maybe even some potential at OG for depth.

31. New England – JC Tretter OG/Cornell

O-line depth is never a bad thing.

32. Atlanta – Joseph Randle RB/Oklahoma State

Maybe similar to Quizz, but a better all-around player.

Best Left:

1. Tank Carradine
2. Andre Ellington
3. Leon McFadden
4. Mallicah Goodman
5. Blidi Wreh-Wilson
6. Cobi Hamilton
7. Kenny Stills
8. Aaron Dobson
9. Jawan Jamison
10. Zac Dysert
11. Dion Sims
12. Brandon Jenkins
13. William Gholston
14. Gerald Hodges
15. John Simon


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