Join Date: Mar 2013
World's Most Accurate Mock Draft...Maybe!
1. Chiefs - Luke Joeckel OT
Just ask Matt Cassel about the need for help on the offensive line. With Alex Smith now in the fold, who isn't the most fleet-footed QB, this pick is a no-brainer. Joeckel is the best OT prospect in the draft, probably not a #1 pick in other years, but the Chiefs do fill a real need with a real talent. This pick of reminds me of Jake Long in 2008.
2. Jaguars - Geno Smith QB
We all know it's a quarterback driven league and Blaine Gabbert is not the answer for this team. With all the hype of last year's rookie QB class, with all the success of young QB's like Newton, RGIII, Russell Wilson, it's going to be real hard for the Jags to pass on Smith. Jax passing game last year was non-existent at times, and the team desperately needs an exciting playmaker.
3. Raiders - Sharrif Floyd DT
Floyd had a great combine and the team needs help on the defensive line with all the releases they've made there. He looks like a prototypical DT in 4-3 defense, so seems like a good fit here.
4. Eagles - Dion Jordan DE/OLB
The team is switching to a 3-4 defense and Jordan reminds me a lot like Aldon Smith, who is an absolute beast in the Niners 3-4 defense. Throw in the fact that Chip Kelly is the new coach there, and it'll be really tough to pass on Jordan despite the team's pressing need on the O-line.
5. Lions - Eric Fisher OT
Local kid who fits the part to become Jeff Backus' replacement. The Lions can't afford any injuries to their franchise QB and pocket protection is so vital to the success of their offense. No-brainer.
6. Browns - Jarvis Jones OLB
The Browns could trade up and take Geno Smith, but I have him locked in at #2 to the Jags, which in my opinion leaves the team stuck between CB Dee Mlliner or OLB Jarvis Jones. I personally think Jarvis Jones is one hell of a football player, and could become that star defensive playmaker the Browns have never had. As for the injury concerns, people have known about his spinal thing since his high school recruiting and look at what he's done since then.
7. Bills (trade w/ Cards) - Matt Barkley QB
If Barkley skipped his senior year with the dysfunctional Trojans, he would have been a top 10 pick last year. I know he's been sliding down some charts recently because of his senior year performance but I personally think he's going to be a very good, if not great pro QB. Buffalo needs him bad and they'll throw an extra pick at Arizona to get him.
8. Cards - Lane Johnson OT
I've been reading that the Cardinals are looking at Carson Palmer at QB, so that tells me they're not looking to draft a QB, especially another one from USC. Their offensive line has been terrible the past few seasons and it's really the reason Kevin Kolb suffered so many injuries and is now playing elsewhere.
This may be a bit of a reach, but OT is real bad need.
9. Jets - Ezekiel Ansah DE/OLB
Jets pass-rush needs some serious revamping and Ansah is the best pass-rusher available. He's ideal for a 3-4 defense, so this looks like a good match here.
10. Titans - Dee Millner CB
Titans could not be more happy Millner falls to them at #10. Millner is a real talent and impressed a lot of people at the combine. Best cornerback in the draft who's both physical and fast. Great pick for the Titans here.
11. Chargers - Chance Warmack OG
A lot of mocks have San Diego drafting Lane Johnson, but he's off the board to Arizona, so I have the Bolts drafting the next available offensive lineman. Warmack is supposed to be the best offensive guard prospect in years, and is one of those rare, once in a decade type talents at the position.
12. Dolphins - Bjoern Werner DE
The Dolphins could go in a lot of directions here and they have the luxury of taking the best available talent at a number of positions. I like Werner as a player and I think he's suited to play end in a 4-3 defense. He's got a non-stop motor and reminds me of a better version of Kyle Vanden Bosch.
13. Bucs - Xavier Rhodes CB
The Bucs are desperate for CB help and this pick makes sense if they don't make a trade for Revis. Whatever the case, this pick will be spent somewhere on defense. I think Rhodes has solidified himself as the #2 CB.
14. Panthers - Star Lotulelei DT
This is a dream scenario for the Panthers, and they'll be real happy if Star falls in their lap at #14. The interior defensive line is definitely their most glaring weakness and they fill that need in a big way here.
15. Saints - Barkevious Mingo DE/OLB
Local boy who will fit well in the Saints new 3-4 scheme on defense. The team is definitely going to use this pick somewhere on defense.
16. Rams - Tavon Austin WR
I'm fairly sure this pick will be used on the best available WR. The Rams have no playmakers at all, zero, and Bradford needs all the help he can get this year. Austin's been quickly rising up boards because of his speed. Fastest player on offense in this draft.
17. Steelers - Kenny Vaccaro S
The Steelers have holes everywhere, defense and offense, and they're definitely in retooling mode where they're trying to replace some of their aging veterans. They could go in a number of directions, but they choose to address the secondary where Clark and Polamalu aren't getting any younger or healthier. Vaccaro is the #1 safety in the draft.
18. Cowboys - Jonathan Cooper G
Cowboys ranked 31st in rushing offense last year and a major part of that was the offensive line. Cooper will help protecting Romo and his new fat contract, as well as help the running backs gain some yards.
19. Giants - D.J. Fluker OT
I believe the Giants will take the best available defense or offensive lineman. Fluker will be a solid RT for many years, kind of like what Kareem McKenzie was, just a big, mean, mauling lineman that excels at run-blocking.
20. Bears - Manti Te'o ILB
The Bears would have liked to draft one of the premier offensive linemen but they're all off the board, so they draft Urlacher's replacement here. You have to remember before his whole controversy, Te'o was locked in as a first round talent. I think it's a good fit here and Chicago doesn't seem to mind taking on talented controversial players.
21. Bengals - Alec Ogletree ILB
The Bengals have turned into one of the better defenses in the league and have a pretty solidified roster. They do have a couple of spots they need to fill in their linebacking corp and secondary. Ogletree just might be the best available talent at this pick.
22. Rams - Cordarelle Patterson WR
With the Rams two first-rounders they take the two best WR prospects in the draft. I mean, why not? Bradford needs weapons and having both Patterson and Austin will be huge. I like the fact that they're different type of receivers and they should be able to really compliment each other. Austin the speed guy and Patterson the physical guy.
23. Vikings - Desmond Trufant CB
I know the Vikings need help at WR but they signed Greg Jennings and they equally need help at CB. Antoine Winfield is gone and you definitely need secondary depth when playing in the NFC North.
24. Colts - Sheldon Richardson DT
Best available defensive lineman. Best available talent. Easy pick here.
25. Vikings - Kevin Minter ILB
They fill a real need here with no starter at the position. Minter is a solid pick who's got first round talent.
26. Packers - Datone Jones DE
I'm a little surprised the Packers kept TE Finley and his fat contract because I would have instantly slid Tyler Eifert here, but they do need to improve their depth and pass rushing on the defensive ends.
27. Texans - Keenan Allen WR
The team desperately needs another sure-handed receiver to compliment Andre Johnson. Allen isn't the fastest guy but he's a good route runner with decent size and hands.
28. Broncos - Johnathan Hankins DT
The Broncos most glaring need is on the defensive line where they're pretty thin on depth. Hankins is a big ol' space eater that will help out on run defense and create space for guys like Von Miller to fly around.
29. Patriots - Robert Woods WR
With the loss of Welker and the release of Lloyd, the Pats are extremely thin at WR. They're probably looking for a guy with a bit more size, but they need someone who can run precise routes and Woods played in a pro-style offense at USC. He's quicker than fast and is very dangerous after the catch. Brady should like him.
30. Falcons - Tyler Eiftert TE
The Falcons would like to draft CB here with all the loses at the position but there really isn't someone that's worth the 1st round grade, so they take Tony G's future replacement Eifert, who should turn into a Pro Bowler. If I was Eifert, I would be ecstatic because he gets to catch balls from Matt Ryan and get lessons from the greatest TE to ever play the game.
31. 49ERS - Jesse Williams NT
The Niners let NT Sopoaga walk, so they could really use a replacement at the position. I personally think Jesse Williams is going to turn out to be a special kind of player (thinking Vince Wilfork type career). He played at a very high level for the best college program in the country, and will now have the chance to make an impact for one of the best defenses in the NFL.
32. Ravens - Eric Reid S
The team has a lot of holes to fill after letting so many players walk after their championship season, but they choose to draft Ed Reed's replacement as they start the rebuilding process on defense.
Let me know what you guys think. I might add a 2nd round soon.