Wednesday, April 26, 2017

GEOGRAPHICAL MOCK DRAFT

Cowboys trade their studs for young studs in the geograpical mock draft 

With several players being Mocked to their local teams in many Mock drafts, I thought it would be fun to combine two things I loved, the NFL Draft and Geography. 


First Round

1. CLEVELAND BROWNS  

MITCHELL TRUBISKY-QB-UNC
MENTOR HIGH SCHOOL  
MENTOR, OH 
6-2/222
NFL Comparison: Andy Dalton/Ryan Tannehill
The Browns take the local hero that won Mr. Football in Ohio. He is a die hard Browns fan and would love to help turn around a dreadful franchise in Cleveland. Doesn't that sound familiar? It will be nearly impossible for Trubisky to have a LeBron James like impact on the city, however Browns fans will be happy if he helps make them competitive. After all they haven't had a franchise QB since Bernie Kosar who started in Cleveland before Trubisky was born.

2. DALLAS COWBOYS 

Three way trade:
LOS ANGELES RAMS RECEIVE  ALL PRO LT-TYRON SMITH 
SAN FRANCISCO RECEIVE CB-TRUMAINE JOHNSON and QB-JARED GOFF 
DALLAS RECEIVES #2 PICK 
MYLES GARRETT-DE/EDGE-TEXAS A&M
MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL 
ARLINGTON, TX 
6-5/270/35.25 arm length 
NFL Comparison: Jason Pierre-Paul/Aldon Smith 

This is the crazy one as Dallas already has an incredible line so they figure what the heck lets get a future star pass rusher from down the street in Arlington. 

The Rams give up on Goff after one year and don't extend Johnson so they give them up and get back one of the best left tackle's in the league 

The 49ers get a future QB from nearby Novato, CA and a good corner from Stockton in northern California. 


3. CHICAGO BEARS 

SOLOMON THOMAS-DE/5T/3T/EDGE-STANFORD
6-3/273/33.0
NFL Comparison: Justin Smith/Everson Griffen
Thomas was born in Chicago, raised in Australia and went to high school in Texas. For this fun activity I placed him at his birthplace with the Bears. 



4. WASHINGTON REDSKINS 

TRADE with JACKSONVILLE
JONATHAN ALLEN-DE/5T/DT/EDGE-BAMA
STONEBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL 
ASHBURN, VA
6-3/286/33.6
NFL Comparison: Michael Bennett/Fletcher Cox
The Redskins trade up to take the stud DE from Ashburn, VA which is 34 miles from DC. The Redskins would be wise to trade up for Allen in the actual draft on Thursday. 


5. TENNESSEE TITANS 

VIA PRE DRAFT TRADE WITH THE LOS ANGELES RAMS 
OJ HOWARD-TE-BAMA
AUTAUGA ACADEMY 
PRATTVILLE, AL
6-6/251/33.75
NFL Comparison: Greg Olsen/Kellen Winslow II
Prattville, Alabama is a four hour drive north to Nashville. The Titans grab the star TE to help out Marcus Mariota 



6. DALLAS COWBOYS 
TRADE with NEW YORK JETS 
JAMAL ADAMS-S/DB-LSU
HEBRON HIGH SCHOOL 
CARROLTON, TX
6-0/214/33.4
NFL Comparison: Eric Berry/Reshad Jones
Dallas trade up for a potential superstar safety from the Dallas Metroplex. 



7. CLEVELAND BROWNS   

TRADE with LOS ANGELES CHARGERS  
MARSHON LATTIMORE-CB-OHIO ST. 
GLENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 
CLEVELAND
6-0/192/31.25
NFL Comparison: Darius Slay/Desmond Trufant 
Lattimore goes back home to Cleveland. Lattimore played at Cleveland powerhouse Glenville, a school that produced NFL players Donte Whitner, Ted Ginn Jr., Willie Henry, Frank Clark and Cardale Jones.  





8. CAROLINA PANTHERS
MIKE WILLIAMS-WR-CLEMSON 
LAKE MARION HIGH SCHOOL 
SANTEE, SC 
6-4/218/33.4
NFL Comparison: DeAndre Hopkins/Jordy Nelson
The Panthers give Cam a weapon from the Palmetto state. 



9. DENVER BRONCOS 

TRADE with CINCINNATI 
CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY-RB/KR-STANFORD
VALOR CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL 
CASTLE ROCK, CO   
6-0/202
NFL Comparison: Jamaal Charles/Theo Riddick 
The Broncos will need to trade up for the local kid whose father also played for the Broncos. 



10. BUFFALO BILLS  
MALIK HOOKER-FS/DB-OHIO ST.
NEW CASTLE HIGH SCHOOL 
NEW CASTLE, PA
6-1/206/33.25
NFL Comparison: Malcolm Jenkins/Harrison Smith
New Castle. PA is closer to Pittsburgh, but the Western PA town is still only 3 hours from Buffalo, NY. The Bills will have to think about him if he's still on the board at #10. 


11. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 
LEONARD FOURNETTE-RB-LSU
ST. AUGUSTINE HIGH SCHOOL
NEW ORLEANS  
6-0/240
NFL Comparison: Le'Veon Bell/Steven Jackson

The Saints draft the hometown superstar and now try to trade Mark Ingram and newly signed Adrian Peterson. 




12. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 
TRADE with CLVELAND
JOHN ROSS-WR-WASHINGTON
JORDAN HIGH SCHOOL 
LONG BEACH, CA
5-11/188/31.5
NFL Comparison: DeSean Jackson/Santonio Holmes 
Southern California breeds speed. Imagine Ross and Travis Benjamin racing every day in practice. 




13. ARIZONA CARDINALS 
GARETT BOLLES-OT/G-UTAH 
WESTLAKE HIGH SCHOOL
SARATOGA SPRINGS, UT
6-5/297/34.0
NFL Comparison: Jake Matthews/Joe Staley
Saratoga Springs is closer to Denver but it's still only a state north of Arizona. 


14. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
VIA PRE DRAFT TRADE WITH THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS 
HAASON REDDICK-EDGE/OLB/ILB-TEMPLE
HADDON HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL 
CAMDEN, NJ 
6-1/237/32.75
NFL Comparison: Thomas Davis at LB/Lorenzo Alexander at EDGE rusher 
What an incredible story this would be. Reddick is a local product from Camden, New Jersey. He walked on to Temple, overcame high school injuries and transformed his body to become a first round prospect. He is an athletic freak that tested well in nearly every event at the combine. 



15. ATLANTA FALCONS

TRADE with INDIANAPOLIS 
COLTS RECEIVE TEVIN COLEMAN 
REUBEN FOSTER-LB-BAMA
AUBURN HIGH SCHOOL
AUBURN, AL 
6-0/229/32.4
NFL Comparison: CJ Mosley/Jerod Mayo
The Falcons trade their #2 RB and Indy native to the Colts for a stud LB who grew up in Georgia then moved to Alabama in high school 


16. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

TRADE with BALTIMORE 
RAVENS RECEIVE NAVORRO BOWMAN  
TAKKARIST MCKINLEY-EDGE/OLB/SLB-UCLA
KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL 
RICHMOND, CA
6-4/250/34.75
NFL Comparison: Tamba Hali 
The 49ers get younger by giving the Maryland native, Bowman, to the Ravens in exchange for the LEO pass rusher from the Bay Area in McKinley. 



17. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 

TRADE with WASHINGTON 
JARRAD DAVIS-LB-FLORIDA
CAMDEN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL 
KINGSLAND, GA
6-2/230
NFL Comparison: Lawrence Timmons
The Jaguars trade down and get the stud LB from Kingsland, GA which is only an hour drive north of Jacksonville 



18. TENNESSEE TITANS
DEREK BARNETT -EDGE/DE/OLB-TENNESSEE 
BRENTWOOD ACADEMY
BRENTWOOD, TN
6-3/259/32.1
NFL Comparison: Dee Ford/Olivier Vernon
Easy decision to keep the productive pass rusher from the Nashville suburbs in the area 


19. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS 
FORREST LAMP-G/RT-WESTERN KENTUCKY 
VENICE HIGH SCHOOL
VENICE, FL 
6-4/309/32.25
NFL Comparison: Justin Pugh/Kyle Long 
Tampa goes the safe route and gets the Guard from Venice, FL which is about an hour south of Tampa. 


20. CINCINNATI BENGALS 

TRADE with DENVER
TACO CHARLTON-5T/DE/DT-MICHIGAN 
PICKERINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 
PICKERINGTON, OH 
6-6/277/34.25
NFL Comparison: Chander Jones/Carlos Dunlap 
The Bengals take the pass rusher from Pickerington, a town 120 miles northeast of Cincinnati. 





21. DETROIT LIONS
MALIK MCDOWELL-DT-MICHIGAN ST.
SOUTHFIELD HIGH SCHOOL 
SOUTHFIELD, MI
6-6/280/34.75
NFL Comparison: Malik Jackson/Cameron Heyward
The Lions take the defensive lineman from nearby suburb of Southfield. Chris Wormley from nearby Toledo, OH was an option here as well. 


22. MIAMI DOLPHINS

DALVIN COOK-RB-FSU
MIAMI CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL 
5-10/210
NFL Comparison: DeMarco Murray/Edgerrin James
Cook's high school is actually closer to downtown Miami than where the Dolphins play. The Dolphins also thought about South Florida native and press corner Quincy Wilson here. 



23. NEW YORK GIANTS 

DAVID NJOKU-TE-MIAMI
CEDAR GROVE HIGH SCHOOL 
CEDAR GROVE, NJ
6-4/246/35.25
NFL Comparison: Dallas Clark/Jared Cook 
Eli gets an athletic TE from nearby Cedar Grove, which is only 10 miles from Met Life Stadium. 


24. OAKLAND RAIDERS

KEVIN KING-Press CB-WASHINGTON
BISHOP O'DOWD HIGH SCHOOL 
OAKLAND 
6-3/200/32.0
NFL Comparison: Jimmy Smith
The Raiders may end up taking the local stud on Thursday as well. 


25. HOUSTON TEXANS 

PATRICK MAHOMES-QB-TEXAS TECH
WHITEHOUSE HIGH SCHOOL
WHITEHOUSE, TX
6-2/225
NFL Comparison: Jay Cutler/Colin Kaepernick
Whitehouse, Texas is closer to Dallas but it's still only 3 hours from Houston. Mahomes to the Texans in this Mock and maybe in reality too.


26. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 

BUDDA BAKER-FS/Slot CB-WASHINGTON
BELLEVUE HIGH SCHOOL 
BELLEVUE, WA
5-10/196/30.6
NFL Comparison: Devin McCourty/Kurt Coleman 
The Legion of Boom gets another hard hitter from nearby Bellevue, which is 10 miles east of Seattle. 

27. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 

CHARLES HARRIS-EDGE/DE-MISSOURI 
LINCOLN PARK PREP 
KANSAS CITY
6-3/255/32.4
NFL Comparison: Ryan Kerrigan/Cliff Avril
The Chiefs get a boost in their pass rush with the KC native. What a steal this would be. 


28. NEW YORK JETS

TRADE with DALLAS
JABRILL PEPPERS-S/CB/LB/DB-MICHIGAN 
PARAMUS CATHOLIC
EAST ORANGE, NJ
5-11/213/30.75
NFL Comparison: TJ Ward at SS/Quintin Demps at KR/S 

Peppers was a do it all high school superstar in northern New Jersey 

29. GREEN BAY PACKERS 
RYAN RAMCZYK-OT-WISCONSIN
STEVENS POINT AREA HIGH SCHOOL
STEVENS POINT, WI
6-6/310/33.75
NFL Comparison: Joe Staley/Riley Reiff
Another stud offensive lineman from the state of Wisconsin. 


30. CHICAGO BEARS 
TRADE with PITTSBURGH
COREY DAVIS-WR-WESTERN MICHIGAN 
WHEATON WARRENVILLE SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL 
WHEATON, IL 
6-3/209/33.0
NFL Comparison: Roddy White/Reggie Wayne 
The Bears trade up to take a true #1 WR from Wheaton which is 30 miles west of Chi Town. 



31. ATLANTA FALCONS

EVAN ENGRAM-TE-OLE MISS
HILLGROVE HIGH SCHOOL 
POWDER SPRINGS, GA 
6-3/234/33.5
NFL Comparison: Charles Clay/smaller Vernon Davis
They could go with Gainesville, GA native Deshaun Watson. But the but the Powder Springs (25 miles from Atlanta) native Engram is the bigger need here. Matty Ice gets another weapon in the passing game. 




32. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

via pre draft trade with the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 
CAM ROBINSON-OT-BAMA
WEST MONROE HIGH SCHOOL 
MONROE, LA
6-6/322
NFL Comparison: Jason Peters at LT/Marcus Gilbert at RT
Drew Brees gets more protection in the form of the 322 pound stud from Monroe, LA. 




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