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Matthew Jones
11-07-2011, 06:31 AM
Whipped this one up yesterday while the internet was out at my house and put the finishing touches on it this morning. I included some explanations this time around as well. Enjoy!

November 7th Mock Draft

FIRST ROUND

1. Indianapolis Colts - QB Andrew Luck, Stanford*
Luck should be the pick here for Indianapolis even if Peyton Manning returns.

2. Miami Dolphins - QB Matt Barkley, Southern California*
Barkley gets the slight edge over Landry Jones; Matt Kalil is a sleeper possibility.

3. Arizona Cardinals - OT Matt Kalil, Southern California*
Kalil gets the call over Jonathan Martin and Morris Claiborne, two other possibilities.

4. Minnesota Vikings - WR Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina*
Jeffery is a more natural fit for Sidney Rice's old role than Justin Blackmon.

5. St. Louis Rams - WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma*
Wide receiver has been a glaring issue for years; Morris Claiborne is a sleeper pick.

6. Seattle Seahawks - RB Trent Richardson, Alabama*
Seattle may be able to get a second-round QB, and Bevell loves to pound the ball.

7. Denver Broncos - QB Landry Jones, Oklahoma*
Denver probably would have gone with Trent here too; Fox is more ground-oriented.

8. Jacksonville Jaguars - CB Morris Claiborne, Louisiana St.*
Michael Floyd's character and Quinton Coples' motor prevent them from going here.

9. Washington Redskins - QB Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M
The first big shocker; Washington wouldn't have been able to land a top QB later on.

10. Cleveland Browns - OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford*
Joe Thomas is entrenched at LT but the Browns need a RT and Martin is a value.

11. Carolina Panthers - DE Quinton Coples, North Carolina
Not the team's biggest need but Coples could remind Panthers fans of Peppers.

12. Tennessee Titans - OG David DeCastro, Stanford*
Munchak would probably appreciate a blue-collar mauler more than DUI-prone Floyd.

13. Cincinnati Bengals - CB Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama*
A slight luxury but represents a solid value and Cincinnati has back-to-back picks.

14. Cincinnati Bengals (from Raiders) - FS Mark Barron, Alabama
Safety needs to be upgraded and Barron already has chemistry with Kirkpatrick.

15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - LB Zach Brown, North Carolina
Tampa Bay has some talent at outside linebacker but Zach Brown is a special player.

16. Kansas City Chiefs - OT Riley Reiff, Iowa*
Scott Pioli has a relationship with Kirk Ferentz and could stand to upgrade at RT.

17. Philadelphia Eagles - LB Manti Te'o, Notre Dame*
Andy Reid has a long history of drafting Mormon players and desperately needs LBs.

18. Buffalo Bills - LB Courtney Upshaw, Alabama
Shawne Merriman didn't work out and Buffalo desperately needs a pass rusher.

19. Chicago Bears - C Peter Konz, Wisconsin*
Konz gets the edge over Floyd, can step in immediately as successor to Kreutz.

20. Cleveland Browns (from Falcons) - WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame
Floyd is a steal at this point; it would be difficult to pass on adding a #1 receiver.

21. Dallas Cowboys - CB Janoris Jenkins, North Alabama
Jenkins has character concerns but is an ideal fit for Rob Ryan's man cover schemes.

22. San Diego Chargers - NT Alameda Ta'amu, Washington
Ta'amu has everything you look for in a 3-4 NT prospect and could go much higher.

23. New York Jets - LB Vontaze Burfict, Arizona St.*
Maybe not New York's biggest need but a steal who could remind Ryan of Ray Lewis.

24. New York Giants - LB Luke Kuechly, Boston College*
Tom Coughlin has a well-established affinity for BC prospects and needs LBs badly.

25. Houston Texans - NT Dontari Poe, Memphis*
Wade Phillips can breathe a sigh of relief that the Jets didn't draft the other top NT.

26. Baltimore Ravens - DE Melvin Ingram, South Carolina
Ingram has the bulk to eventually replace Corey Redding at left end in Baltimore.

27. San Francisco 49ers - FS T.J. McDonald, Southern California*
Jim Harbaugh knows about this guy from his time in the Pac-10 and needs DBs.

28. New England Patriots (from Saints) - DT Devon Still, Penn St.
Belichick would like to get back to the 3-4 and knows he needs to improve the rush.

29. New England Patriots - DT Jared Crick, Nebraska
The Patriots draft another lineman without a great value left at safety or center.

30. Detroit Lions - CB Alfonzo Dennard, Nebraska
Ndamukong Suh can give Jim Schwartz great information on a fellow Cornhusker.

31. Pittsburgh Steelers - OT Mike Adams, Ohio St.
Adams joins Cameron Heyward as the second straight Buckeye headed to Pittsburgh.

32. Green Bay Packers - DE Ronnell Lewis, Oklahoma*
Ideal conversion candidate who gives GB a much-needed compliment to Matthews.

SECOND ROUND

33. Indianapolis Colts - DT Brandon Thompson, Clemson
Should have been picked a long time ago but fell due to the lack of 4-3 defenses.

34. Miami Dolphins - WR Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers*
Athletic weapon for Matt Barkley with extensive experience in the wildcat offense.

35. Philadelphia Eagles (from Cardinals) - OT Andrew Datko, Florida St.
Fell out of the first round due to his injury but is a great fit for Philly's zone-blocking.

36. Minnesota Vikings - OG Cordy Glenn, Georgia
Glenn has struggled to transition from LG to LT but has great size and long arms.

37. St. Louis Rams - DT Jerel Worthy, Michigan St.*
St. Louis is set at defensive end but the interior defensive line needs major work.

38. Seattle Seahawks - QB Robert Griffin, Baylor*
Concerns about Griffin's lack of experience a pro-style offense could lead to a fall.

39. Denver Broncos - CB Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina*
Aggressive, physical corner whose stock has slipped but still deserves to go high.

40. Jacksonville Jaguars - DE Vinny Curry, Marshall
Jeremy Mincey is serviceable but the Jaguars would welcome a more talented option.

41. Washington Redskins - WR Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma
Broyles reminds some of Santonio Holmes, a player the Skins coveted this offseason.

42. Cleveland Browns - DE Brandon Jenkins, Florida St.*
Has had a slightly disappointing season but offers athleticism and a variety of moves.

43. Carolina Panthers - WR Nick Toon, Wisconsin
Toon's stock has been on the rise and he could go even higher than this in April.

44. Tennessee Titans - WR Jeff Fuller, Texas A&M
Fuller was previously considered a first-rounder; big, physical WR who would fit well.

45. Cincinnati Bengals - C Michael Brewster, Ohio St.
Cincinnati is able to grab a local prospect to upgrade the offensive line's interior.

46. New England Patriots (from Raiders) - FS Robert Lester, Alabama*
Safety has been a need since Meriweather, Sanders, Page, and McGowan were cut.

47. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - CB Chase Minnifield, Virginia
Barber will need to be replaced soon; Bucs have been using more man coverage.

48. Kansas City Chiefs - LB Dont'a Hightower, Alabama*
Hightower's size and experience in a 3-4 defense would be very appealing to Pioli.

49. Philadelphia Eagles - CB Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech*
Asante Samuel is unhappy in Philadelphia; a ball-hawking replacement is needed.

50. Buffalo Bills - OT Zebrie Sanders, Florida St.
Buffalo needs to upgrade at tackle in order to protect their investment in Fitzpatrick.

51. Chicago Bears - WR Dwight Jones, North Carolina
Jones' ability to get open down the field makes him a great option for Jay Cutler.

52. Atlanta Falcons - TE Dwayne Allen, Clemson*
Atlanta traded their first-round pick away last year and still lands a first-round value.

53. Dallas Cowboys - C Ben Jones, Georgia*
Dallas has not gotten the production they were expecting out of the center position.

54. San Diego Chargers - DE Andre Branch, Clemson
Branch has experience rushing out of a two-point stance and defends the run well.

55. New York Jets - OT Matt Reynolds, Brigham Young
Overaged but could potentially fit as either a left guard or right tackle in New York.

56. New York Giants - DE Donte Paige-Moss, North Carolina*
Umenyiora has expressed a desire to play elsewhere; Paige-Moss could be a steal.

57. Houston Texans - FS Markelle Martin, Oklahoma St.
Martin is rough around the edges but has the athleticism to develop into a quality FS.

58. Baltimore Ravens - DE Devin Taylor, South Carolina*
Taylor has size and looks fluid in coverage; second straight Gamecock draft pick.

59. San Francisco 49ers - CB Cliff Harris, Oregon*
Another player Harbaugh knows well; would have gone higher if not for legal issues.

60. New Orleans Saints - LB Bruce Irvin, West Virginia
Gregg Williams loves to blitz; Irvin is extremely athletic and can rack up the sacks.

61. New England Patriots - CB Brandon Boykin, Georgia
Versatile WR-CB-RS who would provide New England with some explosiveness.

62. Detroit Lions - OG Ryan Miller, Colorado
Miller has great size and his athleticism could allow him to move to tackle if needed.

63. Pittsburgh Steelers - OG Kelechi Osemele, Iowa St.
Another massive road-grader for Pittsburgh; has versatility to play tackle or guard.

64. Green Bay Packers - DT Billy Winn, Boise St.
Would have gone higher but couldn't find the right place; replaces Mike Neal at RE.

Razor
11-07-2011, 06:39 AM
Not a fan of the first round. I like getting Still, but I'm not a fan of taking two DEs in the first. I'd take Ronnell Lewis or Vinny Curry just to try and generate some pass rush. Love Lester though, he'd fit in nicely in our defensive backfield. Not sure about Boykin, but any help in the secondary is more than welcome.

Vaylor
11-07-2011, 06:58 AM
I really don't understand the Patriots mock. Double dipping at 3-4 DE? Drafting some WR/CB hybrid instead of an actual receiver? The hell?

DiG
11-07-2011, 07:39 AM
9. Washington Redskins - QB Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M
The first big shocker; Washington wouldn't have been able to land a top QB later on.

41. Washington Redskins - WR Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma
Broyles reminds some of Santonio Holmes, a player the Skins coveted this offseason.



I'm sorry but Tannehill is in no way shape or form a top 10 pick. I understand the potential upside that he has but the Skins could easily trade up into the late first for him or IMO even wait until their 2nd round pick. His potential could sneak him into the late first but thats still a stretch the way he's played this year and I definitely see him more as an early-mid 2nd prospect in April. I think that Shanahan and Allen will do whatever it takes to secure one of the top QBs. We have more picks over the next two drafts then weve ever had which gives us some flexibility to make a move up if we have to. I like the Broyles pick. Brewster would be a good pick there also if Hankerson progresses this year now that hes getting playing time.

bruschis4all
11-07-2011, 07:42 AM
Well, on the bright side. NE's picks are going to be higher than projected. Jets will win the division. NE will be a wild card as the 6th seed and lose at Houston in the 1st round. Prob pick about 21-23. And, I think Atlanta wins the NFC South and NO goes out in the first round. Prob pick in that 21-24 range too. Oakland is crashing and burning. 6 OR 7 wins looks likely given their tough schedule and 5/8 on the road in the 2nd half.

I think we'll go back to the 3-4 after our struggles this year. Love the Still pick and hopefully he can step in and play at LDE. Gives us some combo of Haynesworth/Deaderick/Brace for RDE. Lester looks like a great fit. And, I'm trading up a tad to make sure I get him. Agree with Razor about Crick. Gonna need an olb if going back to the 3-4. Vinny Curry looks like a good fit. 2b is going to be about 55. Could go cb, but I'm holding out hope Dowling can come back next year and K.Arrington is the 3rd corner. If you want a cb, C. Heyward looks like a player at that position. A couple of wr's I'm looking at would be K. Wright from Baylor and a couple from Arkansas. J. Wright and Joe Adams. Gotta get someone to stretch the field a little. I'm not against going all defense. Would like a young C. But, that position isn't hurting us. If we had a wr better than Branch it would help our offense more. And, a return guy because Edelman ain't cutting it that gives us decent field position would be nice.

T-RICH49
11-07-2011, 08:19 AM
ummm no way do we pass on RG3 if he's available

indyfan1985
11-07-2011, 08:49 AM
Great draft for the Colts! Now we go DB heavy and also get a WR and OL in rounds 3-7.

ChicagoBearsVet23
11-07-2011, 10:29 AM
Bears would go Floyd and Osemele

SimonRath
11-07-2011, 10:57 AM
i honestly cant see any possible way Miami goes O-line over QB again. Taking Long over Matty Ice wasn't a bad move only cause Long is a beast but Barkley could easily be a franchise QB.

CJSchneider
11-07-2011, 11:01 AM
There are several 2nd and 3rd round LB guys I am looking at, Irvin certainly is one of them. Nice Saints pick.

FootballGod
11-07-2011, 11:18 AM
[QUOTE=RavenOfProphecy;2739487]13. Cincinnati Bengals - CB Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama*
A slight luxury but represents a solid value and Cincinnati has back-to-back picks.

14. Cincinnati Bengals (from Raiders) - FS Mark Barron, Alabama
Safety needs to be upgraded and Barron already has chemistry with Kirkpatrick.

45. Cincinnati Bengals - C Michael Brewster, Ohio St.
Cincinnati is able to grab a local prospect to upgrade the offensive line's interior.

QUOTE]

The Kirkpatrick pick is the correct position but I would rather have Jenkins. I just believe that Jenkins covers the deep ball better than Kirkpatrick and that is what the Bengals need.

Mark Barron is a stud and safety does need upgraded but it doesn't need upgraded as much as OG. Glenn should be the pick here or even Floyd due to Jerome Simpson's weed problem.

Kyle Cook just signed a long term deal so Michael Brewster might be a wasted pick. If we fix the offensive line in the 1st round then I would like a RB or WR in round two.

49erNation85
11-07-2011, 11:23 AM
Love the 9ers pick but order is way off.We should be picking at 31 now.

vidae
11-07-2011, 11:55 AM
I could live with Reiff/Hightower, but not this Pioli/Ferentz thing again. :\

mqtirishfan
11-07-2011, 03:51 PM
32. Green Bay Packers - DE Ronnell Lewis, Oklahoma*
Ideal conversion candidate who gives GB a much-needed compliment to Matthews.

Well, isn't that nice of Lewis. Was it about his hair?

KCStud
11-07-2011, 05:16 PM
Best Chiefs draft I can think of. 2 huge needs. RG3 would be good, but he won't declare IMO.

Rabscuttle
11-07-2011, 05:43 PM
Love MacDonald, really doubtful on the Harris pick. Would take Irvin who you have going off the board at the next spot until we see Ahmad Brooks inked.

nepg
11-07-2011, 07:08 PM
16. Kansas City Chiefs - OT Riley Reiff, Iowa*
Scott Pioli has a relationship with Kirk Ferentz and could stand to upgrade at RT.

I started to make a parody of Baby Beluga with Brian Bulaga, but it was too much work. Consider that my response to this.

stl9erfan
11-07-2011, 07:17 PM
Solid picks for SF. Depending on how FA goes, it's possible the team could be looking CB or WR in the first round too, but for now TJ McDonald is a great pick. In the second, I think that Cliff Harris is a bit undersized for what the Niners would like to add in the secondary, but he's obviously a tremendous value there... personally, I think they'd be more likely to go another direction, but I can't fault the choice. Darkhorse possibility for the second round Niners choice-- Stanford TE Coby Fleener. True, the Niners aren't exactly hurting at TE, but with all the 2 and 3 TE sets Harbaugh likes to run adding another for depth and impact couldn't hurt. And plus, Fleener would add a different dimension in the receiving game from what the other TEs bring, I feel... and Delanie Walker is constantly being shifted around like an H-Back anyway.

RufusMcDaniel
11-07-2011, 07:20 PM
12. Tennessee Titans - OG David DeCastro, Stanford*
Munchak would probably appreciate a blue-collar mauler more than DUI-prone Floyd.

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Menardo75
11-07-2011, 09:43 PM
Love the 9ers pick but order is way off.We should be picking at 31 now.

Lol we can't pick at 31 since we won't be playing the Packers in the Superbowl......

This mock is perfect!

thebow305
11-08-2011, 01:23 PM
Rather have fuller or jones in the 2nd, but either way its a solid miami draft.

SickwithIt1010
11-08-2011, 03:10 PM
Like this mock a lot.

KCStud
11-08-2011, 04:39 PM
Perfect draft for KC Raven. KC won't have the luxury of picking a QB with as low of a pick as they have.
We desperately need a mauler at RT and a thumper to compliment DJ.

wicket
11-08-2011, 07:18 PM
There are several 2nd and 3rd round LB guys I am looking at, Irvin certainly is one of them. Nice Saints pick.

damn you, i was going to say this

prock
11-09-2011, 05:31 AM
I think Jeffry is gonna bust, so I hate that pick. I'd rather have Blackmon or one of the corners or Martin. Glenn is a fine pick in the second, we need all the o-line help we can get.