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Matthew Jones
10-13-2011, 06:34 AM
Went back to the drawing board using Sports Illustrated's power rankings this time instead of ESPN's. I figure I'll probably make a couple different mock drafts every week from now on, one using ESPN's rankings and one using Sports Illustrated's. Making an appearance this week: Robert Griffin! Let me know what you think! EDIT: added a second round! It's probably sloppy so I'll need a lot of feedback on that section especially!

October 13th Mock Draft

1. Indianapolis Colts - QB Andrew Luck, Stanford*

2. Miami Dolphins - QB Matt Barkley, Southern California*

3. St. Louis Rams - WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma St.*

4. Arizona Cardinals - OT Matt Kalil, Southern California*

5. Jacksonville Jaguars - DE Quinton Coples, North Carolina

6. Denver Broncos - RB Trent Richardson, Alabama*

7. Minnesota Vikings - OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford*

8. Carolina Panthers - WR Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina*

9. Kansas City Chiefs - QB Landry Jones, Oklahoma*

10. Seattle Seahawks - CB Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama*

11. Cleveland Browns - OT Riley Reiff, Iowa*

12. Philadelphia Eagles - LB Manti Te'o, Notre Dame*

13. Cleveland Browns (from Falcons) - LB Vontaze Burfict, Arizona St.*

14. Chicago Bears - OG David DeCastro, Stanford*

15. Cincinnati Bengals - CB Morris Claiborne, Louisiana St.*

16. New York Jets - NT Alameda Ta'amu, Washington

17. Dallas Cowboys - CB Janoris Jenkins, North Alabama

18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - LB Luke Kuechly, Boston College*

19. Tennessee Titans - DT Jerel Worthy, Michigan St.*

20. Oakland Raiders - LB Zach Brown, North Carolina

21. New York Giants - DT Brandon Thompson, Clemson

22. Houston Texans - WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame

23. Washington Redskins - QB Robert Griffin III, Baylor*

24. Pittsburgh Steelers - OG Cordy Glenn, Georgia

25. San Francisco 49ers - CB Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina*

26. San Diego Chargers - DE Vinny Curry, Marshall

27. Buffalo Bills - OT Andrew Datko, Florida St.

28. Detroit Lions - CB Alfonzo Dennard, Nebraska

29. Baltimore Ravens - C Peter Konz, Wisconsin*

30. New England Patriots (from Saints) - DT Jared Crick, Nebraska

31. New England Patriots - LB Courtney Upshaw, Alabama

32. Green Bay Packers - DE Brandon Jenkins, Florida St.*

Second Round

33. Indianapolis Colts - DE Melvin Ingram, South Carolina

34. Miami Dolphins - WR Jeff Fuller, Texas A&M

35. St. Louis Rams - CB Chase Minnifield, Virginia

36. Philadelphia Eagles (from Cardinals) - OT Matt Reynolds, Brigham Young

37. Jacksonville Jaguars - WR Nick Toon, Wisconsin

38. Denver Broncos - DE Donte Paige-Moss, North Carolina*

39. Minnesota Vikings - WR Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers*

40. Carolina Panthers - DT Josh Chapman, Alabama

41. Kansas City Chiefs - OT Ricky Wagner, Wisconsin*

42. Seattle Seahawks - RB LaMichael James, Oregon*

43. Cleveland Browns - OG Kelechi Osemele, Iowa St.

44. Philadelphia Eagles - LB Keenan Robinson, Texas

45. Atlanta Falcons - FS T.J. McDonald, Southern California*

46. Chicago Bears - OT Zebrie Sanders, Florida St.

47. Cincinnati Bengals - LB Dont'a Hightower, Alabama*

48. New York Jets - LB Ronnell Lewis, Oklahoma*

49. Dallas Cowboys - C Michael Brewster, Ohio St.

50. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - CB Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech*

51. Tennessee Titans - LB Keenan Robinson, Texas

52. New England Patriots (from Raiders) - WR Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma

53. New York Giants - LB Lavonte David, Nebraska

54. Houston Texans - FS Robert Lester, Oklahoma*

55. Washington Redskins - WR Kendall Wright, Baylor

56. Pittsburgh Steelers - OT Mike Adams, Ohio St.

57. San Francisco 49ers - OT Nate Potter, Boise St.

58. San Diego Chargers - WR Dwight Jones, North Carolina

59. Buffalo Bills - DE Devin Taylor, South Carolina*

60. Detroit Lions - OT Levy Adcock, Oklahoma St.

61. Baltimore Ravens - SS Mark Barron, Alabama*

62. New Orleans Saints - LB Kevin Reddick, North Carolina

63. New England Patriots - C Ben Jones, Georgia

64. Green Bay Packers - DT Billy Winn, Boise St.

Matthew Jones
10-13-2011, 06:47 AM
Some notes on the draft:

• I gave Seattle Kirkpatrick over Claiborne because Carroll has an obsession with extremely tall cornerbacks. Loving that fit, although I guess it's possible they look at Griffin as well. More on him later.

• Janoris Jenkins is back in the first round. Rob Ryan's defense requires a lot of man to man coverage, and Jenkins is the best man cover corner in the draft, so I could see them putting up with the headache.

• I came very close to giving the Texans T.J. McDonald over Michael Floyd, but in the end I couldn't justify going with the positional need over a potentially elite receiving talent. Jacoby Jones hasn't stood out at all.

• Although the draft orders suggests that the Redskins won the division, I could still see them taking a quarterback. Grossman hasn't been outstanding so far, and I wanted to rank Griffin somewhat conservatively.

• Courtney Upshaw may be more of a pure 3-4 linebacker, but Vinny Curry is having a monster season, which is why I went with him for the Chargers. He has 13 TFL, six sacks, two FF, and two blocked kicks in six games.

bruschis4all
10-13-2011, 08:41 AM
I like your board up until the Steelers pick. He's not having a good year and Pitt won't bite on a G that early. I've heard they are like Hightower. Gilmore is having a poor year and doubt he's a first rounder any more. Harris or Minnifield if you want a cb. Crick and Datko are out for the year. I'm pretty sure they are out of the first round. . Because they weren't locks even if healthy. Buffalo could upgrade pass rush. Devin Taylor or Ingram. If I'm the Pats. TJ McDonald looks pretty good.

DiG
10-13-2011, 09:11 AM
I could definitely live with Griffin III.

Matthew Jones
10-13-2011, 09:39 AM
I like your board up until the Steelers pick. He's not having a good year and Pitt won't bite on a G that early. I've heard they are like Hightower. Gilmore is having a poor year and doubt he's a first rounder any more. Harris or Minnifield if you want a cb. Crick and Datko are out for the year. I'm pretty sure they are out of the first round. . Because they weren't locks even if healthy. Buffalo could upgrade pass rush. Devin Taylor or Ingram. If I'm the Pats. TJ McDonald looks pretty good.

Glenn is struggling a little bit this year at left tackle but last year at left guard he worked his way into the first-round discussion. Word is that the Steelers were prepared to trade ahead of New England last year if the Dolphins passed on Mike Pouncey, and their offensive line is in shambles. Dont'a Hightower is a late second-round prospect at best. I've heard what you have about Gilmore's stock falling but from what I've seen of him I've been very impressed and as of yesterday he was still in Mel Kiper's top 25, so I am going to keep him in the first round. I doubt Cliff Harris goes in the first with his character concerns. I know Crick and Datko will miss time but they play rare positions and I think teams will overlook their injuries as long as they check out during pre-draft events. I could see Buffalo looking for a pass rusher, but I'm not sure Ingram is a 3-4 OLB and Devin Taylor hasn't really produced much. I don't see McDonald as a Patriot, I think they would be more likely to look at one of Nick Saban's guys. Robert Lester would be good but he's probably a reach there. The Patriots have had a lot of opportunities to draft guys from USC and don't seem to be big fans of the program there for whatever reason.

Matthew Jones
10-13-2011, 01:33 PM
Added a second round! Also note that if the Jets draft turns out like that, I will kill myself.

SickwithIt1010
10-13-2011, 02:16 PM
I love the first round pick.

I would think about Hightower in the 2nd though. I think Te'o could play outside in the NFL and Hightower could be be our middle. Could give us 2 physical linebackers...Then again, I dont know much about Robinson.

Also happy with you addressing the O Line.

Wouldnt be upset at all with Burfict either.

Iamcanadian
10-13-2011, 02:40 PM
Courtney Upshaw will go top 10 from what I have seen of him. He's having a monster year.
Still say Jeffery and Glenn won't see round 1. Jeffery is just another Spurrier WR who will be average at the next level and when he runs close to a 4.7 at the combine, he'll drop like lead. Glenn is just another fat guy who could drop to round 3 if he shows up at the combine overweight. At his weight, he cannot be a full time starter at the next level never mind a star.

Pat Sims 90
10-13-2011, 04:04 PM
Claiborne is awesome in the 1st.

Bengals really don't have a need for a LB they are pretty happy with starters and backups. Safety, OL, or RB should be addressed in 2nd

Thecollegedropout
10-13-2011, 04:48 PM
Do not be afraid of taking WR Michael Floyd with the Jets. Jets are leinent when it comes to questionable characters and have dealt with the Braylon DUI fiasco to not be shied away from Floyd given his talents.

The Jets WR depth is now Holmes, Burress(FA), Kerley, Patrick Turner and Scotty McKnight/Logan Payne. That is awful and in turn Sanchez is getting hurt from it due to the lack of separation.

Even if they get a NT in round 1(Which I don't think they would or else they will be admitting that 3rd round pick Kenrick Ellis is a failure), passing up Ryan Broyles kind of hurts and likewise no RT hurts even worse.

WR or RT have to be the 1st round pick IMO. Can live with OLB too. Nothing else deserves a 1st round pick. S, G, NT can be taken in the mid rounds IMO.

TheMatriculator
10-13-2011, 04:57 PM
9. Kansas City Chiefs - QB Landry Jones, Oklahoma*
41. Kansas City Chiefs - OT Ricky Wagner, Wisconsin*

--Very happy!!!

fenikz
10-13-2011, 04:58 PM
Good Cardinals pick, hopefully we don't pass on OL again

bored of education
10-13-2011, 05:08 PM
9. Kansas City Chiefs - QB Landry Jones, Oklahoma*
41. Kansas City Chiefs - OT Ricky Wagner, Wisconsin*

--Very happy!!!

I agree. Wagner will be a very solid RT at the next level. The rest of the draft you can address ILB, TE, D line etc. Landry is a stud. Two of the biggest needs addressed.

Matthew Jones
10-13-2011, 07:00 PM
Do not be afraid of taking WR Michael Floyd with the Jets. Jets are leinent when it comes to questionable characters and have dealt with the Braylon DUI fiasco to not be shied away from Floyd given his talents.

The Jets WR depth is now Holmes, Burress(FA), Kerley, Patrick Turner and Scotty McKnight/Logan Payne. That is awful and in turn Sanchez is getting hurt from it due to the lack of separation.

Even if they get a NT in round 1(Which I don't think they would or else they will be admitting that 3rd round pick Kenrick Ellis is a failure), passing up Ryan Broyles kind of hurts and likewise no RT hurts even worse.

WR or RT have to be the 1st round pick IMO. Can live with OLB too. Nothing else deserves a 1st round pick. S, G, NT can be taken in the mid rounds IMO.

I really appreciate this analysis. I will have to give Floyd some strong consideration going forwards. Plaxico probably shouldn't be back and Floyd's catching radius should really help out Sanchez. I'm not sure they'd go with Broyles considering his similarities to Holmes.

TitanHope
10-13-2011, 08:47 PM
You have Keenan Robinson going twice - Eagles and Titans in the 2nd.

The Titans' biggest weak spots are OG, C, ILB, and SS. Throw in WR and DL too, depending on value.

Worthy is a good player, but the Titans invested two picks at DT in the 2011 Draft with Jurrell Casey and Karl Klug, and they are already getting great production from them. Jason Jones still rotates inside on some passing downs as well, and Shaun Smith is a nice rotational 4-3 NT. I desperately wanted Nick Fairley last year, so I'm not totally against this pick (especially given DeCastro is gone). But if you think Peter Konz's value is worth it at #19, then I'm 100% behind him being the choice. OG Cordy Glenn would be acceptable too.

I'd say no to Keenan Robinson even if he wasn't taken by the Eagles. The Titans just invested a 2nd RD'er in starting SLB Akeem Ayers, and have Will Witherspoon at WLB and Gerald McRath, an ideal WLB, as the nickel LB. Spoon has played well despite his age, McRath is the WLB heir apparent and takes care of depth, and LB's make the transition fairly quickly so if they do want to find a replacement, they don't need to draft and stash. It's just not a big priority. If they do go LB, then ILB is the way to go - COLIN MCCARTHY BE DAMNED!

Based on who's available, SS Mark Barron, DE Devin Taylor, or C Ben Jones would fill the biggest needs.

CJSchneider
10-13-2011, 09:01 PM
Good position pick for the Saints. I hope Lavonte David falls to us though.

indyfan1985
10-13-2011, 09:04 PM
Give the Colts S TJ McDonald in the 2nd and its a great draft.

ChicagoBearsVet23
10-13-2011, 11:12 PM
Give the Bears Claiborne, Floyd, or Glenn

prock
10-14-2011, 09:38 AM
That's a boner draft for the Vikings.

Thecollegedropout
10-15-2011, 03:46 AM
I really appreciate this analysis. I will have to give Floyd some strong consideration going forwards. Plaxico probably shouldn't be back and Floyd's catching radius should really help out Sanchez. I'm not sure they'd go with Broyles considering his similarities to Holmes.
You're right when it comes to Broyles as his size may not play well with Holmes.

It really depends on what NYJ envisions itself doing in FA...they could be hot and heavy after a WR and then save the draft for RT, OLB, S etc.

vidae
10-15-2011, 10:11 AM
9. Kansas City Chiefs - QB Landry Jones, Oklahoma*
41. Kansas City Chiefs - OT Ricky Wagner, Wisconsin*

--Very happy!!!

I agree. Wagner will be a very solid RT at the next level. The rest of the draft you can address ILB, TE, D line etc. Landry is a stud. Two of the biggest needs addressed.

What these guys said. Very good KC mock and hit our two biggest needs. Nice job!