Thursday, April 26, 2012

MY FINAL MOCK DRAFT-A VERY COLORFUL MOCK

1. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS-ANDREW LUCK-QB-STANFORD
A lock since last year to be the #1 pick.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 1, 34, 64
NEEDS: QB (will draft Luck), DT, TE, WR, CB, RT/G, depth everywhere

2. WASHINGTON REDSKINS-ROBERT GRIFFIN III-QB-BAYLOR
A lock to be the #2 pick ever since the Redskins traded up to get him.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 2, 69
NEEDS: QB (will draft RG III), G/C, young ILB, SS, 3-4 DE

3. MINNESOTA VIKINGS-MORRIS CLAIBORNE-CB-LSU
In a division where the Vikings will play WR's Calvin Johnson, Greg Jennings and now Brandon Marshall twice a year, having a lock down corner is a must.  The Vikings would like to get the Buccs to trade up.  But with only 6 total picks and a lot of needs, I just don't see Tampa moving up. 
Picks in first 3 rounds: 3, 35, 66
NEEDS: LT, CB, WR, S, DT

4. CLEVELAND BROWNS-TRENT RICHARDSON-RB-ALABAMA
The best RB prospect to come along since Barry Sanders.  TRich will instantly be the focal point of the Browns offense.  Smart pick, safe pick, great pick. 
Picks in first 3 rounds: 4, 22, 37, 67
NEEDS: QB, RB, WR, #2CB, RT/G, OLB, PR

5. BUFFALO BILLS (Projected trade W/TB for the Bills #10, #71, #105 and a 6th round pick)-MATT KALIL-OT-USC 
If Kalil falls to #5 the Bills should jump up and take him.  The Bills have 10 total picks including 2 in both the 4th and 5th rounds.  Tampa only has 6 picks so if both Richardson and Claiborne are gone they should look to trade down.  OT is Buffalo's biggest need and Kalil fill that need immediately.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 10, 41, 71
NEEDS: OT, MLB, #2/3 WR, CB

6. ST. LOUIS RAMS-JUSTIN BLACKMON-WR-OK ST.
The Rams can throw a curve ball in the draft and go defense with DT Fletcher Cox or CB Stephon Gilmore.  As a Jags fan I hope they do.  However, being objective I think they draft the best WR in the draft and give young QB Sam Bradford great target.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 6, 33, 39, 65
NEEDS: WR, LT, OLB, #2 CB, DT

7. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES -(Trade up with JAX for the Eagles #15 and #46 pick)- FLETCHER COX-DT/3T-MISSISSIPPI ST.
Unless Justin Blackmon is there, I think the Jags will do whatever they can to trade down. The Eagles have multiple second round picks and could really use an athletic impact DT to compliment their elite pass rushers Jason Babin and Trent Cole.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 15, 46, 51, 88
NEEDS: SS, DT, backup QB, O-Line depth, OLB 

8. MIAMI DOLPHINS RYAN TANNEHILL-QB-TEXAS A&M
The Dolphins NEED a QB and while Tannehill may not be a top 10 talent, but he played under current Dophins OC Mike Sherman at Texas A&M.  Therefore he already knoes the offense the Dolphins will use next year.  His skill set and athletic ability fit the West Coast style offense that new Head Coach Joe Philbin and Sherman want to use.  He should be able to adapt quickly and be starting by mid season in Miami.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 8, 42, 72
NEEDS: QB, WR, RT/G, compliment PR, FS 

9. CAROLINA PANTHERS- STEPHON GILMORE-CB-S.CAROLINA
The Saints have an elite passing attack, the Falcolns have Roddy White and Julio Jones and Tampa just signed Vincent Jackson.  The Panthers have a bigger need on the defensive line, but the Panthers cannot afford to pass up a big, physical shutdown corner in Gilmore. 
Picks in first 3 rounds: 9, 40
NEEDS: DT, Young big WR, PR, G/RT, CB

10. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (trade down w/BUF)-LUKE KUECHLY-ILB-BOSTON COLLEGE
Tampa trades down and gets the best LB in the draft who will come in instantly and be the centerpiece of their 4-3 defense.  Tampa can address the corner position in the 2nd or 3rd round. 
Picks in first 3 rounds: 5, 36, 68
NEEDS: CB, PR, RB, RT, LB

11. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS-DAVID DECASTRO-G-STANFORD
They need a NT but GM Scott Pioli loves big physical guys who can come in right away and make and impact.  Decastro fits that bill. 
Picks in first 3 rounds: 11, 44, 74
NEEDS: NT, QB, G, compliment PR, 3-4 ILB depth 

12. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS-QUINTON COPLES-DE-UNC
Coples has all the measurables and skill to be a dominant football player.  However, questions about his effort and work ethic will cause him to drop out of the top 10, similar to what happened to Nick Fairley last year.  If any coach can get the most out of a player it's Pete Carroll. 
Picks in first 3 rounds: 12, 43, 75
NEEDS: MLB, CB, DE, O-Line depth, WR

13. ARIZONA CARDINALS-RILEY REIFF-OT-IOWA
The Cards need help at tackle and Reiff is the perfect fit in the Cards power run/short passing game.  The Cards had high hopes for Kevin Kolb last year.  Keeping him on his feet is priority one this year. 
Picks in first 3 rounds: 13, 80
NEEDS: RT/G, PR, WR depth 

14. DALLAS COWBOYS-MARK BARRON-SS-ALABAMA 
The Cowboys need more help in the secondary than on the D-Line.  Barron will be everything former SS and first round pick Roy Williams wasn't.  A hard hitter AND someone that can cover.  Barron's stock has risen as of late so someone might trad up before Dallas to get him. 
 Picks in first 3 rounds: 14, 45, 81
NEEDS: DE or NT, SS, G/C. backup TE

15. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS-(Trade down W/PHL)-MELVIN INGRAM-PR/DE-SOUTH CAROLINA
Two years ago the Jags passed up on pass rusher Jason Pierre Paul in favor of DT Tyson Alualu. While Alualu is solid, JPP has become a star. Pass rusher is a premium position in today's NFL and the Jags need one.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 7, 38, 70
NEEDS: PR, WR, G/C

16. NEW YORK JETS-MICHAEL FLOYD-WR-NOTRE DAME 
The Jets need a pass rusher, but Floyd is too good to pass here.  The Jets need a big WR to compliment Santonio Holmes on the outside.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 16, 47, 77
NEEDS: PR, WR, RB, DE, SS

17. CINCINNATI BENGALS-DRE KIRKPATRICK-CB-ALABAMA
I like Kirkpatrick's height (6-2) and length to compliment Leon Hall who is only 5-10 but is a good physical shutdown corner.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 17, 21, 53, 83
NEEDS:  CB, G/C, #2 WR, PR-DE, RB

18. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS-WHITNEY MERCILUS-PR/DE/OLB-ILLINOIS
Last year the Chargers took a defensive player from Illinois in Corey Liuget.  This year they should do the same if athletic pass rusher Mercilus is available.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 18, 49, 78
NEEDS:  PR, SS, RT, WR depth, backup RB

19. CHICAGO BEARS-CHANDLER JONES-PR/DE-SYRACUSE
I am not a huge fan of Jones and his lack of production (only 4.5 sacks and only 7.5 tackles for loss, though he was injured throughoyt the season. However many people like him and learning under Julius Peppers could do wonders for this raw young pass rusher.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 19, 50, 79
NEEDS: LT, compliment DE/PR, TE, G/C, WR depth, DB depth

20. TENNESSEE TITANS-MICHAEL BROCKERS-DT/NT-LSU
Too good to pass up here.  The Titans need help at both DE and DT.  Brokers can provide good depth
Picks in first 3 rounds: 20,52, 82
NEEDS:  CB, MLB, DE, G/C, DT, WR

21. CINCINNATI BENGALS-STEPHEN HILL-WR-GA TECH  
Last year they hit a home run with A.J. Green.  They need a compliment now.  Hill is a tall, athletic freak.  Hill and Green can cause major match-up problems for opposing secondaries.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 17, 21, 53, 83
NEEDS:  CB, G/C, #2 WR, PR-DE, RB 

22. CLEVELAND BROWNS-CORDY GLENN-RT/G-GEORGIA
The Browns beef up their O-Line with the massive Glenn who can play both guard and tackle.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 4, 22, 37, 67
NEEDS: QB, RB, WR, #2CB, RT/G, OLB, PR

23. DETROIT LIONS JONATHAN MARTIN-OT-STANFORD
The Lions try to upgrade the O-Line instead of taking a risk on corner Janoris Jenkins. Martin may be a slight reach here, but OT's usually go higher than their real value.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 23, 54, 85
NEEDS:  CB, young LT, FS, young DE, WLB

24. PITTSBURGH STEELERS-DONT'A HIGHTOWER-ILB-ALABAMA
A perfect fit to replace James Farrior. Hightower and Lawrence Timmons will roam the middle in Pittsburgh's 3-4. He's a great tackler and very physical player. He'll be a perfect fit in Pittsburgh.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 24, 56, 86
NEEDS:  Young NT, RT/G, young ILB, speed RB

25. DENVER BRONCOS-DONTARI POE-DT/NT-LSU
Last year the Broncos passed up on Marcel Dareus to take Von Miller. That ended up working out very well but the Broncos still have a gaping hole in the middle of their defense that Poe can fill.  Poe put up incedible numbers at the combine but his lack of college production and the fact that he went a small school are red flags.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 25, 57, 87
NEEDS:  DT, young CB, RB, backup QB, G/C

26. HOUSTON TEXANS COBY FLEENER-TE-STANFORD
Another reliable target for Matt Schaub.  When healthy, current TE Owen Daniels is among the league's best. However he'll turn 30 this year and has missed 14 games over the past 3 seasons.  Fleener isn't quite on the Gronk/Graham level but he could be very similar to Jason Witten
Picks in first 3 rounds: 26, 58, 76
NEEDS:  #2 WR, RT/G, NT, #3 CB

27. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS SHEA McCLELLIN-PR/OLB-BOISE
This guy is moving up draft boards fast and for good reason.  He plays hard every play and is a hard worker.  Some have compared him to former Patriots OLB Mike Vrabel.  Belichick will love this guy.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 27, 31 48, 62, 93
NEEDS:  PR, DT/3 technique, CB, FS, RT/G

28. GREEN BAY PACKERS-NICK PERRY-PR/DE/OLB-USC
Despite having All-Pro pass rusher Clay Matthews, the Packers were 27th in total sacks and dead last in passing yardage defense last year. It was evident that they needed help when they were lit up by Eli and the Giants and had only one sack. The Pack need another pass rusher if they want to hoist the Lombardi Trophy anytime in the near future.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 28, 59, 90
NEEDS: PR, young C/G, DE, S, young CB

29. BALTIMORE RAVENS HARRISON SMITH-SS-NOTRE DAME
It will be really hard to pass on Peter Konz or another guard, but I think the Ravens have had their eye on Smith for a long time. Smith will learn how to play safety in the NFL from a legend in Ed Reed.

Picks in first 3 rounds: 29, 60, 91
NEEDS:  SS, G/C, LB depth, WR, backup RB

30. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS-KEVIN ZEITER-C/G-WISCONSIN
San Francisco needs a guard that can come in and start right away.  I have them taking Zeiter here, but don't sleep on Armiini Silatolu.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 30, 61, 92
NEEDS:  RG, WR, DE depth, LB depth 


31. MINNESOTA VIKINGS (trade down W/NE for the Vikings #35 and a future 3rd rounder)-MIKE ADAMS-OT-OHIO ST. 
The Vikings trade up ahead of the Rams and Colts to assure themselves a top OT.  In my mock they pass on Kalil for Claiborne.  They can get a WR in the 3rd or 4th but starting left tackles are hard to come by.  
Picks in first 3 rounds: 27, 31 48, 62, 93
NEEDS:  PR, DT/3 technique, CB, FS, RT/G


32. NEW YORK GIANTS -LAVONTE DAVID-OLB/WLB-NEBRASKA
The Giants need help at LB and David is a safe and solid pick. He was a teammate of the Giant's first round pick last year, Prince Amukamara at Nebraska.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 32, 63, 94
NEEDS: LB, #3 WR or TE, RT/G, backup RB


SECOND ROUND 

33. SL-JERELWORTHY-DT-MICHIGAN ST.
34. IND-JANORIS JENKINS-CB-NO. ALABAMA
35. NE (TRADE DOWN W/MIN)-KENDALL REYES-DT-UCONN
36. TB-COURTNEY UPSHAW-PR/DE/OLB
37. CLV-BRANDON WEEDEN-QB-OK ST
38. JAX-RUEBEN RANDLE-WR-LSU
39. SL-DAVID WILSON-RB-VA TECH
40. CAR-KENDALL WRIGHT-WR-BAYLOR
41. BUF-MYCHAL KENDRICKS-ILB-CAL
42. MIA-VINNY CURRY-PR/DE-MARSHALL    
43. SEA-BOBBY MASSIE-OT-OLE MISS 
44. KC-TRUMAINE JOHNSON-CB/FS-MONTANA
45. DAL-DEVON STILL-DT-PENN ST.
46. JAX (TRADE W/PHL)-ARMINI SILATOLU-G/RT-MIDWESTERN ST.
47. NYJ-ANDRE BRANCH-PR/OLB/DE-CLEMSON 
48. NE-JOSH ROBINSON-CB-UCF
49. SD-PETER KONZ-C/G-WISCONSIN 
50. CHI-MOHAMMED SANU-WR-RUTGERS
51. PHL-ZEBRIE SANDERS-OT/RT-FSU
52. TN-ZACH BROWN-OLB/WLB-UNC
53. CIN-DOUG MARTIN-RB-BOISE 
54. DET-JAYRON HOSLEY-CB-VA TECH
55. ATLANTA FALCONS-DWAYNE ALLEN-TE-CLEMSON 
56. PIT-LAMAR MILLER-RB-MIAMI
57. DEN-BROCK OSWEILER-QB-ARIZONA ST
58. HOU-GEORGE ILOKA-FS-BOISE
59. GB-LAMICHAEL JAMES-RB-OREGON
60. BAL-BRUCE IRVIN-SLB/OLB/ILB-WVU
61. SF-ALSHON JEFFERY-WR-S. CAROLINA
62. NE-RONELL LEWIS-PR/OLB-NE
63. NYG-A.J. JENKINS-WR-ILLINOIS



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