Thursday, April 25, 2013

MY FINAL MOCK DRAFT

 1. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS-ERIC FISHER-OT/LT-CENTRAL MICHIGAN 
It is either going to be Eric Fisher or Luke Joeckel  protecting Alex Smith's blind side this year.  Fisher is a little more athletic and physical and will provide good holes for Jamal Charles and the KC running game
Picks in first 3 rounds: 1, 63, 96
NEEDS: LT, 3-4 ILB, 3-4 DE 


2. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (Trade up with JAX for picks #11, #76 and a 2nd rounder next year)-LUKE JOECKEL-OT/LT-TEXAS A&M
The Chargers need a left tackle to protect Phillip Rivers and the only way they can do this is if they trade up. Both teams have new GM's: Jags (David Caldwell) and Chargers (Tom Telesco) and they went to both high school and college together.  Could they pull off the biggest trade of the draft in their first seasons?  I sure hope so.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 11, 45, 76
NEEDS:  WR, RT, RG, NT, DB Depth


3. OAKLAND RAIDERS-SHARIFF FLOYD-DT-FLORIDA
Like Jacksonville, Oakland wants to trade down but may find it hard to find someone to bite on the trade bait.  Floyd will be a slam dunk of a pick here.  He has drawn comparisons to both Warren Sapp and JJ Watt.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 3, 66
NEEDS: QB, PR, DT, pretty much everything other than a LT 


4. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES-LANE JOHNSON-OT/LT-OKLAHOMA 
The Eagles can go variety of ways here:  Floyd, Dion Jordan, Geno Smith and Johnson and of course trading down.  Johnson would be a great fit in for new coach Chip Kelly's uptempo offense.  Kelly needs good O-Line play for his offense to work in the pros
Picks in first 3 rounds: 4, 35, 67
NEEDS:  OT, CB, SS, LB depth, C, QB



5. DETROIT LIONS-ZIGGY ANSAH-PR/DE-BYU
The Lions have major needs at pass rusher, corner and offensive tackle.  If Fisher slips past Philly, the Lions will grab him.  If he's gone, I think they go with Ansah over taking reaching on Lane Johnson
Picks in first 3 rounds: 5, 36, 65
NEEDS:  OT, PR, CB, #2 WR, SS, LB depth 


6. CLEVELAND BROWNS-DION JORDAN-PR/OLB-OREGON
The Browns need a pass rusher more than they need a compliment corner.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 6, 68
NEEDS: PR, #2CB, TE, RG, DE



7. ARIZONA CARDINALS-JONATHAN COOPER-G-UNC
The Cards need help on the O-Line in the worst way.  They acquired Carson Palmer to be the signal caller for this year at least.  WR Larry Fitzgerald is due for a bounce back year if they can keep Palmer healthy.  
Picks in first 3 rounds: 7, 38, 69
NEEDS: LT, RG, TE, DB depth

 8. BUFFALO BILLS-RYAN NASSIB-QB-SYRACUSE
Last year the Dolphins 'reached' on QB Ryan Tannehill and now they feel they have their QB of the future.  If you like a QB, you have to reach for him.  Nassib's college coach, Doug Marone is now the head coach of the Bills.  It makes some sense I guess.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 8, 41, 71
NEEDS: OT, #2/3 WR, LG, RT, OLB 


9. NEW YORK JETS-BARKEVIOUS MINGO-PR/OLB-LSU
The Jets need pass rusher.  Mingo's size and skill sets fits perfect as a 3-4 OLB.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 9, 13, 39, 72
NEEDS: QB, PR, #1 WR, CB


10. ST. LOUIS RAMS (Trade up with TN for #16 and #78)-TAVON AUSTIN-WR-WEST VIRGINIA 
The Rams need a play maker to help struggling young QB Sam Bradford.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 16, 22, 46, 78
NEEDS: WR, S, LG, OLB

11. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (Trade down with SD)-XAVIER RHODES-CB 
As a fan I would love this scenario.  The Jags trade down and get a big physical corner that will remind new head coach Gus Bradley of his former Seattle corner Brandon Browner.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 2. 33, 64
NEEDS: PR, QB, DT, CB, SS, pretty much everything except a RB and LT

12 MIAMI DOLPHINS-DEE MILLINER-CB-BAMA
They Dolphins got WR Mike Wallace in free agency but they lost CB Sean Smith.  The Dolphins will be very happy if Milliner slips to them. 
Picks in first 3 rounds: 12, 42, 54, 77, 82
NEEDS:  LT (if they don't make Albert trade), CB, #2 PR, LB depth 





13. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (Trade up with NYJ for picks #31, #34, #157 and #237)-STAR LOTULELEI-DT/NT-UTAH

San Francisco trades up to get the nose tackle they need.  Lotulelei was a projected top 5 pick before questions about a heart condition arose at the combine.  The 49 can afford to take the risk with 13 total picks.  The reward could be a CHAMPIONSHIP.  The Jets have need EVERYWHERE so trading down makes perfect sense for them.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 31, 34, 61, 74, 93
NEEDS:  NT, SS, PR Depth, backup TE


14. CAROLINA PANTHERS-SHELDON RICHARDSON-DT-MIZZOU
I wouldn't be surprised if they took WR DeAndre Hopkins to replace Steve Smith eventually.  But now I think they play it safe and take the best DT on the board.  They need difference makers on defense.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 14, 44
NEEDS: DT, Young WR, PR, G/RT, CB, RB


15. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS-JARVIS JONES-PR/OLB-GEORGIA
Top pass rusher.  Perfect fit for the Saints new 3-4 scheme under Rob "It took me longer than I thought it would to get a new job" Ryan
Picks in first 3 rounds: 15, 75
NEEDS: PR, Press CB, LT, Deep threat WR, LB Depth








16. TENNESSEE TITANS (Trade down with SL)-CHANCE WARMACK-G-BAMA
Even with the key free agent signing of guard Andy Levitre, the Titans need help on the O-Line if they are going to pound the rock with speedster Chris Johnson and power back Shonn Greene.  Warmack would be a slam dunk here.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 20,52, 82
NEEDS:  G, WR, CB, PR/DE, SS, MLB


17. PITTSBURGH STEELERS-TYLER EIFERT-TE-NOTRE DAME
A perfect big target to compliment Antonio Brown and ease the pain of losing Mike Wallace.  TE Heath Miller is coming off of a major knee injury.
Picks in first round: 17, 48, 79
NEEDS: PR/OLB, TE, WR, young NT, DB depth


18. DALLAS COWBOYS-SYLVESTER WILLIAMS-DT-UNC
Many people think they will take s Kenny Vaccaro.  But like Carolina I think they play it safe and take a DT that would fit perfect in new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin's Tampa 2 under scheme
Picks in first 3 rounds: 18, 47, 80
NEEDS: DE or NT, RT/G, #2/3 WR





19. NEW YORK GIANTS-TNAK CARRADINE-PR/DE-FSU
LB is by far their biggest need but Carradine is too good to pass up. The Giants will hope Alec Ogletree, Arthur Brown, Manti Te'o or Kevin Minter is available in the 2nd round
Picks in first 3 rounds: 19, 49, 81
NEEDS: LB, RT/G, power RB, CB


20. CHICAGO BEARS-DESMOND TRUFANT-CB-WASHINGTON
They have the best CB duo in the league with Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings.  But Tillman is 32 and Trufant is too goo to pass up here.  A nickel corner is a need in a division with Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 20, 50
NEEDS: LB (both middle and outside), TE, G/C, WR depth




21. CINCINNATI BENGALS-DJ FLUKER-OT/RT-BAMA
They will be tempted to take a corner or safety Kenny Vaccaro, but Fluker is too good to pass up here and allows them to let go of free agent RT Andre Smith
Picks in first 3 rounds: 21, 37, 53, 84
NEEDS:  RT, OLB, SS 

22. ST. LOUIS RAMS-KENNY VACCARO-S-TEXAS
The Rams will be very happy if Vaccao gets past Dallas and Cincinnati.  Vaccaro would be the final piece in a defensive backfield that already includes Cortland Finnegan and Janorris Jenkins
Picks in first 3 rounds: 16, 22, 46, 78
NEEDS: WR, S, LG, OLB


23. MINNESOTA VIKINGS-DJ HAYDEN-CB-HOUSTON
In a division where the Vikings will play WR's Calvin Johnson, Brandon Marshall and Jordy Nelson twice a year, having a lock down corner is a must.  Hayden has seen his stock go way up after nearly dying in November.  Some have him rated higher than Rhodes and Milliner.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 23, 25, 52, 83
NEEDS: DT, CB, MLB, #3 WR, G

24. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS-DATONE JONES-DE/DT/5T
The Colts addressed the offense in last year's draft.  They will go defense heavy this year.  Jones is a perfect 5 technique in coach Chuck Pagano's 3-4 scheme.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 24, 86
NEEDS: 3-4 DE, PR/OLB, CB, ILB, G/C


25. MINNESOTA VIKINGS-MANTI TE'O-MLB-NOTRE DAME
Te'o is s a solid pick here and is a good fit as a Tampa 2 Mike linebacker.  Alec Ogletree would be a good fit as well.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 23, 25, 52, 83
NEEDS: DT, CB, MLB, #3 WR, G


26. GREEN BAY PACKERS-EDDIE LACY-RB-BAMA
They need a RB and Eddie Lacy is BY FAR the best one out there, just ask Mr. Te'o
Picks in first 3 rounds: 28, 55, 88
NEEDS: RB, 3-4 DE, TE, DB Depth




27. HOUSTON TEXANS-CORDELLE PATTERSON-WR-TENNESSEE 
The Texans have needed a compliment WR to Andre Johnson for years.  Patterson is still raw but learning under Johnson may turn him into the next Demaryius Thomas
Picks in first 3 rounds: 27, 57, 89, 95
NEEDS:  #2 WR, RT/G, NT, #3 CB


28. DENVER BRONCOS-JAMAR TAYLOR-CB-BOISE
Good corner that they hope can eventually repace the legendary Champ Bailey.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 28, 58, 90
NEEDS:  DE, young CB, RB

29. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS-DEANDRE HOPKINS-WR-CLEMSON
With the top corners gone the Patriots get the top WR on the board.  Hopkins is a play maker that can both stretch the field and do work on underneath rounds.  He has the best hands in the draft.  The Patriots prove that the rich just get richer.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 29, 59, 91
NEEDS:  CB, DT, WR


30. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (Trade up with ATL for #35 and 2014 1st round pick)-GENO SMITH-QB-WEST VIRGINIA 
If Smith slips, someone will trade up back into the first to get him. The Eagles trade up just ahead of the Jets and Jaguars to get their guy.
Picks in first 3 rounds: 4, 35, 67
NEEDS:  OT, CB, SS, LB depth, C, QB 


31. NEW YORK JETS (Trade down with SF)-EJ MANUAL-QB-FSU
The Jets trade down and still get the QB they desire


32. BALTIMORE RAVENS-MATT ELAM-SS-FLORIDA 
They take the hard hitting strong safety out of Florida to help replace the losses of Ed Reed and Bernard Pollard

Picks in first 3 rounds: 32, 62, 94
NEEDS:  SS, ILB, Slot WR







SECOND ROUND

Tommy 
33. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS-BJOERN WERNER-PR/LDE-FSU
Great value here.  The Jags need a pass rusher


34. NEW YORK JETS (Trade down with SF)-MANELIK WATSON-OT/RT
Fills a big need at OT



30. ATLANTA FALCONS (Trad down with PHL)-MARGUS HUNT -PR/LDE
The Falcons need a pass rusher and a corner with the losses of John Abraham and Brent Grimes.  Hunt is a 6-8/277 freak of nature
Picks in first 3 rounds: 30, 60, 92
NEEDS:  CB, DE, young TE, C/G, LB Depth


36. DETROIT LIONS-TERRON ARMSTEAD-OT/LT-ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF
Need to protect QB, Armstead was the combine's other freak of nature.

37. CINCINNATI BENGALS-ALEC OGLETREE-ILB/WLB-GEORGIA
Incredible steal here

38. ARIZONA CARDINALS-MATT BARKLEY-QB-USC
Can be groomed under fellow USC alum Carson Palmer

39. NEW YORK JETS-JUSTIN PUGH-G/T-SYRACUSE
Need to protect the new QB and Pugh has no history of cause the famous "BUTT FUMBLE"

40. TENNESSEE TITANS-JONATHAN BANKS-CB-MISSISSIPPI ST
Fills need for a big corner

41. BUFFALO BILLS-ROBERT WOODS-WR-USC
New QB Ryan Nassib needs a solid taget

42. MIAMI DOLPHINS-ZACH ERTZ-TE-STANFORD
Time to build that offense with new starters at WR-Mike Wallace, RB-Lamar Miller and at TE with Ertz and Dustin Keller

43. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS-JONATHAN CYPRIEN-S-FIU
Sunshine state kid get to stay in state

44. CAROLINA PANTHERS-KYLE LONG-G-OREGON
Worth immaturity risks in 2nd round


45. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS-KEWANN SHORT-DT/NT-PURDUE
Need a nose tackle for their 3-4 scheme.

46. ST. LOUIS RAMS-ARTHUR BROWN-LB-KANSAS ST
The Rams need an athletic play making LB

47. DALLAS COWBOYS-ERIC REID-S-LSU
Happy they went DT in the first now

48. PITTSBURGH STEELERS-DEMONTRE MOORE-PR/OLB-TEXAS A&M
Need a pass rusher, is worth the character risks

49. NEW YORK GIANTS-KEVIN MINTER-ILB-LSU
Fills their biggest need and is the best player available

50. CHICAGO BEARS-LARRY WARFORD G-KENTUCKY
Need to keep Jay Cutler up right

51. WASHINGTON REDSKINS-JUSTIN HUNTER-WR-TENNESSEE
They must get RG III a big target on the outside

Picks in first 3 rounds: 51, 85
NEEDS:  SS, RT/G, CB, WR 


52. MINNESOTA VIKINGS-JONATHAN HANKINS-DT-OHIO ST
Versatile D-Lineman is a steal here

53. CINCINNATI BENGALS-JONATHAN FRANKLIN-RB-UCLA
A speed back to compliment the law firm Ben Jarvis Green-Ellis

54. MIAMI DOLPHINS-SAM MONTGOMERY-PR/DE-LSU
Compliment pass rusher to Cameron Wake

55. GREEN BAY PACKERS-JESSE WILLIAMS-DT/NT
Insurance in case BJ Raji leaves via free agency

56. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS-TERRANCE WILLIAMS-WR-BAYLOR
Perfect deep threat to compliment the skill sets of QB Russell Wilson, RB Marshawn Lynch and play making WR Percy Harvin 

Picks in first 3 rounds: 56, 87
NEEDS:  RT/G, deep threat WR/ OLB


57. HOUSTON TEXANS-JOHN JENKINS-DT/NT-GEORGIA
Fills big need at nose tackle in Houston's 3-4

58. DENVER BRONCOS-ALEX OKAFOR-PR/DE-TEXAS
Need a pass rushing DE

59. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS-DARIUS SLAY-CB-MISSISSIPPI ST
They need a corner and Belicheck loves SEC guys

60. ATLANTA FALCONS-DAVE AMERSON-CB-NC ST
Perfect zone corner for the Falcons


61. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS-TYRANN MATHIAU-CB/KR-LSU
A team with as much talent as San Fran can afford to take the risk


62. BALTIMORE RAVENS-KEENAN ALLEN-WR-CAL 
Big underneath WR to compliment deep threats TSmitty and dancing star Jacoby Jones




















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