View Full Version : RavenOfProphecy's February 9th Mock Draft!

Matthew Jones
02-09-2011, 06:11 PM
Just cooked up a new mock, my first solo mock since the Super Bowl. Came out pretty similar to the collaborative ones but I decided to see what people thought regardless. Constructive criticism is appreciated, but remember that a pick can be undesirable but still realistic at the same time. I tried to factor in need/value/draft tendencies. If you don't think your team would consider the person I have mocked to them, let me know why not and some other possibilities. The more helpful you are, the more likely you are to get some +rep! Even if your team's pick is realistic, you can still earn some +rep by letting me know some other guys they'd consider! Thanks for reading!

RavenOfProphecy's February 9th Mock Draft!

1. http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/sml/trans/car.gif – DT Nick Fairley, Auburn* http://www.sportsbooklists.com/images/sports-logos/ncaa_logos/auburn.gif

Should be able to provide Ron Rivera with a young stud on the interior defensive line, a major piece of any 4-3 defense.

2. http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/sml/trans/den.gif – DE Da’Quan Bowers, Clemson* http://www.sportsbooklists.com/images/sports-logos/ncaa_logos/clemson.gif

Gets the slight nod over Patrick Peterson because of the financial investment, gives Denver a pass rusher opposite Dumervil.

3. http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/sml/trans/buf.gif – LB Von Miller, Texas A&M http://www.sportsbooklists.com/images/sports-logos/ncaa_logos/texas-am.gif

A senior bowl standout who the Bills have gotten a very close look at and happens to be a fit in either a 3-4 or 4-3 defense.

4. http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/sml/trans/cin.gif – WR A.J. Green, Georgia* http://www.sportsbooklists.com/images/sports-logos/ncaa_logos/georgia.gif

Arguably the top prospect in the draft, and it appears as though Cincinnati is heading for a split with Owens and Ochocinco.

5. http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/sml/trans/ari.gif – CB Patrick Peterson, Louisiana St.* http://www.sportsbooklists.com/images/sports-logos/ncaa_logos/lsu.gif

Gives Arizona a second physical freak at cornerback opposite Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, helps shore up terrible pass defense.

6. http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/sml/trans/cle.gif – DE Robert Quinn, North Carolina* http://www.sportsbooklists.com/images/sports-logos/ncaa_logos/north-carolina.gif

Cleveland lacks a top pass rush option at defensive end as they transition back to a 4-3 defense, Quinn is a perfect fit.

7. http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/sml/trans/sf.gif – CB Prince Amukamara, Nebraska http://www.sportsbooklists.com/images/sports-logos/ncaa_logos/nebraska.gif

San Francisco is rumored to be targeting a cornerback this year, and Amukamara is a potential shut-down corner.

8. http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/sml/trans/ten.gif – DT Marcell Dareus, Alabama* http://www.sportsbooklists.com/images/sports-logos/ncaa_logos/alabama.gif

For some reason, it seems more likely that Tennessee addresses quarterback through a trade than by drafting a top-ten pick.

9. http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/sml/trans/dal.gif – DE Cameron Jordan, California http://www.sportsbooklists.com/images/sports-logos/ncaa_logos/california.gif

Dallas is in a tough spot here, but luckily Cameron Jordan established himself as a solid value here by dominating the Senior Bowl.

10. http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/sml/trans/was.gif – QB Blaine Gabbert, Missouri* http://www.sportsbooklists.com/images/sports-logos/ncaa_logos/missouri.gif

The Redskins may love Jake Locker, but he's somewhat of a reach here and Blaine Gabbert has many of the tools Shanahan covets.

11. http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/sml/trans/hou.gif – DE/LB Aldon Smith, Missouri* http://www.sportsbooklists.com/images/sports-logos/ncaa_logos/missouri.gif

Wade Phillips needs pieces for his scheme, and although there isn't a top cornerback available, Smith should help Houston's pass defense.

12. http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/sml/trans/min.gif – QB Cam Newton, Auburn* http://www.sportsbooklists.com/images/sports-logos/ncaa_logos/auburn.gif

High-profile quarterback who could end up going much higher than this on draft day and fills the Vikings' greatest team need.

13. http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/sml/trans/det.gif – LB Akeem Ayers, UCLA* http://www.sportsbooklists.com/images/sports-logos/ncaa_logos/ucla.gif

Very finesse player who can rush the passer, drop back into coverage, and make tackles from sideline to sideline at any LB spot.

14. http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/sml/trans/stl.gif – WR Julio Jones, Alabama* http://www.sportsbooklists.com/images/sports-logos/ncaa_logos/alabama.gif

The perfect match of value and need here, as the Rams get arguably the best player available who also happens to be a receiver.

15. http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/sml/trans/mia.gif – RB Mark Ingram, Alabama* http://www.sportsbooklists.com/images/sports-logos/ncaa_logos/alabama.gif

Miami has long been interested in players from Alabama, and it looks like Ricky Williams and possibly Ronnie Brown are both gone.

16. http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/sml/trans/jac.gif – DE Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue http://www.sportsbooklists.com/images/sports-logos/ncaa_logos/purdue.gif

At the Senior Bowl, Jacksonville seemed very interested in Kerrigan, who would fit very well into their 4-3 defense and is a great value.

17. http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/sml/trans/nwe.gif – DE Cameron Heyward, Ohio St. http://www.sportsbooklists.com/images/sports-logos/ncaa_logos/ohio-state.gif

Two-gapping five-technique prospect who's a senior, team captain, and on the rise after slaughtering some hogs at the Sugar Bowl.

18. http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/sml/trans/sd.gif – DE J.J. Watt, Wisconsin* http://www.sportsbooklists.com/images/sports-logos/ncaa_logos/wisconsin.gif

Extremely disruptive defensive end with a lot of untapped potential - finished third in the league in TFL last season and fills a major need.

19. http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/sml/trans/nyg.gif – OT Nate Solder, Colorado http://www.sportsbooklists.com/images/sports-logos/ncaa_logos/colorado.gif

A significant overhaul is needed on the offensive line in New York, and Solder has the potential to develop into a Pro Bowl offensive tackle.

20. http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/sml/trans/tb.gif – DE Adrian Clayborn, Iowa http://www.sportsbooklists.com/images/sports-logos/ncaa_logos/iowa.gif

A disappointing senior season murdered Clayborn's stock, but the Buccaneers are desperate enough for a pass rush to roll the dice here.

21. http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/sml/trans/kc.gif – OT Anthony Castonzo, Boston College http://www.sportsbooklists.com/images/sports-logos/ncaa_logos/boston-college.gif

The grizzled veteran of 50+ starts is a senior, a team captain, and a very safe pick for Kansas City who could immediately step in on the line.

22. http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/sml/trans/ind.gif – OT Derek Sherrod, Mississippi St. http://www.sportsbooklists.com/images/sports-logos/ncaa_logos/mississippi-state.gif

Gets the edge over guys like Tyron Smith and Gabe Carimi because of his left-tackle skillset and experience vs. top competition in the SEC.

23. http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/sml/trans/phi.gif – OG Marcus Cannon, Texas Christian http://www.sportsbooklists.com/images/sports-logos/ncaa_logos/tcu.gif

Andy Reid is always looking to beef up the offensive line - McGlynn will likely move to center, and Cannon projects well as a replacement.

24. http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/sml/trans/no.gif – DT Stephen Paea, Oregon St. http://www.sportsbooklists.com/images/sports-logos/ncaa_logos/oregon-state.gif

Paea could have gone as high as #11 overall before getting injured at Senior Bowl practices, and works as a compliment next to Sedrick Ellis.

25. http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/sml/trans/sea.gif – QB Jake Locker, Washington http://www.sportsbooklists.com/images/sports-logos/ncaa_logos/washington.gif

Would have been a strong contender to go #1 overall last year, and is a hometown hero that makes perfect sense this late in the round.

26. http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/sml/trans/bal.gif – CB Jimmy Smith, Colorado http://www.sportsbooklists.com/images/sports-logos/ncaa_logos/colorado.gif

Profiles as a potential shutdown cornerback with the prototypical height and skillset for the physical defensive style the Ravens employ.

27. http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/sml/trans/atl.gif – WR Torrey Smith, Maryland* http://www.sportsbooklists.com/images/sports-logos/ncaa_logos/maryland.gif

Deep threat whose workouts will give him the edge over other options such as Notre Dame tight end Kyle Rudolph; reminds some of Roddy White.

28. http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/sml/trans/nwe.gif – OG Mike Pouncey, Florida http://www.sportsbooklists.com/images/sports-logos/ncaa_logos/florida.gif

Florida has developed into a pipeline for Bill Belichick, and the Patriots go into the offseason facing a lot of uncertainty along the interior of their line.

29. http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/sml/trans/chi.gif – OT Tyron Smith, Southern California* http://www.sportsbooklists.com/images/sports-logos/ncaa_logos/usc.gif

Has the athleticism to eventually earn a shot at left tackle - Chicago's line improved towards the end of the year, but help is still needed.

30. http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/sml/trans/nyj.gif – DT Corey Liuget, Illinois* http://www.sportsbooklists.com/images/sports-logos/ncaa_logos/illinois.gif

Could be a disruptive force in Rex Ryan's 46 defense, and represents a solid value and substantial upgrade over incumbent end Mike DeVito.

31. http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/sml/trans/pit.gif – CB Aaron Williams, Texas* http://www.sportsbooklists.com/images/sports-logos/ncaa_logos/texas.gif

The Steelers have been burned by the play of their cornerbacks recently, and it's time for them to try and find a physical stud in the draft.

32. http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/sml/trans/gb.gif – LB Justin Houston, Georgia* http://www.sportsbooklists.com/images/sports-logos/ncaa_logos/georgia.gif

Could go much higher come draft day considering getting pressure is always at a premium, and gives Green Bay a formidable rusher opposite Matthews.

Extra Pick:

33. http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/sml/trans/nwe.gif – C Stefen Wisniewski, Penn St.* http://www.sportsbooklists.com/images/sports-logos/ncaa_logos/penn-state.gif

Dan Koppen is a serviceable center, but has had a lot of trouble vs. nose tackles for some time - and every team in the AFC East runs a 3-4 defense.

02-09-2011, 06:16 PM
Would rather have the skins take Julio Jones - and go with Rex next year then drafting a QB in the first round. Redskins have too many holes to fill to take a QB in the first round. Jones would be a good compliment to Moss and Cooley so that whatever QB does start next year - he will at least have some weapons

02-09-2011, 06:23 PM
Nicely done for SF.CB is a key point in our Defense.

Matthew Jones
02-09-2011, 06:24 PM
Would rather have the skins take Julio Jones - and go with Rex next year then drafting a QB in the first round. Redskins have too many holes to fill to take a QB in the first round. Jones would be a good compliment to Moss and Cooley so that whatever QB does start next year - he will at least have some weapons

Julio is certainly a better prospect than Gabbert, but I'm projecting Washington to take whichever quarterback is the highest rated when they're on the clock - you can't be an annual contender in the NFL today without a quarterback.

02-09-2011, 06:26 PM
ok Bears pick

02-09-2011, 06:26 PM
Agreed - but you cannot have a succesful QB or be an annual contender without weapons for that QB to throw to.

02-09-2011, 06:30 PM
1) I hate the fact Jimmy Smith goes to Baltimore.
2) I like Brandon Harris more than I like Aaron Williams.

02-09-2011, 06:34 PM
No way Brandon Harris falls out the 1st round

02-09-2011, 06:36 PM
ill always like Torrey Smith being in a falcons uniform

Matthew Jones
02-09-2011, 06:36 PM
No way Brandon Harris falls out the 1st round

I seriously considered him a few times but ultimately went with some other guys because of system fit or teams' draft tendencies.

02-09-2011, 06:40 PM
That's the worst case scenario for Dallas and I'm almost certain Jerry would trade out of that spot, but since you had to have us stand pat Cam Jordan probably makes the most sense.

02-09-2011, 06:54 PM
very solid patriots picks. all 3 would have huge impacts on the field next year. i am kinda sad we didnt get an OLB though :( the way your board falls, if the patriots do select BPA, Brandon Harris could definitely get a look

02-09-2011, 06:54 PM
At this point I am indifferent on the Vikings taking Newton, so I would be fine with this.

02-09-2011, 07:01 PM
NO TO COSTANZO!!!!!!!!!!OT is not a 1st round need.Justin Houston instead

02-09-2011, 07:20 PM
great Falcons pick

Pat Sims 90
02-09-2011, 07:23 PM
Give the Bengals a QB

02-09-2011, 07:24 PM
I'd prefer the Jets take Houston there. Liuget's a solid prospect who could definitely make sense in a different scenario, but I think they'd have an easier time finding a serviceable 5-tech at another point in the draft than a premium pass rusher like Houston. Both are big holes, I just think with the Jets' need to improve the pass rush if a legitimate first round OLB is there I think they have to take him.

02-09-2011, 07:26 PM
Give the Bengals a QB

Which QB you prefer? Newton? Gabbert?

02-09-2011, 08:49 PM
Would rather have the skins take Julio Jones - and go with Rex next year then drafting a QB in the first round. Redskins have too many holes to fill to take a QB in the first round. Jones would be a good compliment to Moss and Cooley so that whatever QB does start next year - he will at least have some weapons

When you are talking about starting Rex Grossman there is no way in right mind you can say that we have too many other holes to fill. We will be looking hard at a QB plain in simple. Personally I prefer Newton to Gabbert because I think he has more upside, but playing the waiting game on a QB is a recipe for disaster. More than likely next year we win 6 or 7 games and are out of reach for Luck or Barkley so again next year you play the waiting game. Potentially looking at Grossman as our QB for the next 2-3 years is a scary thought.

Pat Sims 90
02-09-2011, 08:59 PM
Which QB you prefer? Newton? Gabbert?

Will have to go watch more tape on Newton and Gabbert and see which one will fit better in a West Coast Offense. Already know that Locker and Mallet wont fit in WC because of accuracy problems.

02-09-2011, 09:01 PM
Gabbert is the better fit for the WCO, just don't expect him to hit a pass beyond 20 yards with any regularity. By far the worst deep ball thrower of the big 4. I think with tons of work Newton could fit in a WCO but it's not really for him. Would need major work with footwork and a little bit fixing with quickening his throwing motion.

02-09-2011, 09:59 PM
good ATL pick. Torrey reminds me of a young Roddy White, except a young Roddy White didn't have the work ethic Torrey had.

02-10-2011, 12:22 PM
would personally prefer newton or julio over gabbert. even jj watt. well see how gabbert looks in workouts and interviews but im not at all sold hes a top 10 pick yet.

02-10-2011, 01:10 PM
No way Brandon Harris falls out the 1st round

This. He could go as high as #11 to the Texans. Just sayin'.

Love the Phins pick though, as always.

K Train
02-10-2011, 02:17 PM
1) I hate the fact Jimmy Smith goes to Baltimore.
2) I like Brandon Harris more than I like Aaron Williams.

this x100

jimmy smith is the truth....so obviously he'll be a raven to spite me

02-10-2011, 03:35 PM
Gabe Carimi > Solder...again