Four round mock
Okay, guys, here is the task. There has been a lot of talk on this board about who we might take in the first couple of rounds. Since the draft is getting a little bit closer, I thought it would be fun for everyone to submit their own mocks for the first 4 rounds. (We have the first pick in the 4th round, so that's 5 picks in the top 100). Fulfill at least three positions of need.
1(6) Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma St. I would love to see Minnesota trade down with Miami, which would likely result in Kalil falling to us. Aside from this possibility, I see Blackmon being the BPA. He may not end up being as good as Green or Jones, but he will be an instant upgrade and make us better.
2(33) Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan St. I think he is very good in a lot of areas and would team well with Langford up front. Has a nice burst and a nose for the ball. Blew up a lot of plays in college, gets into the backfield a lot for a DT, yet knows when to stay home as well.
2(39) Kevin Zeitler, G, Wisconsin. Zeitler is another in a long line of great run blockers from Wisconsin. He would be another nice piece to solidifying our offensive line.
3(65) TY Hilton, WR, FIU. A bit of a luxury pick here since we really need linebackers and I haven't addressed that area, but this falls into the category of "the best defense is a great offense." "Goodbye" Hilton is my very favorite player in this entire draft class. He has elite speed and knows how to use it. Had over 7,000 all-purpose yards in college and 30 TD's, including 6 on returns. Stretches the field and finds open space well. Isn't real big (5'10", 180) and battled minor injuries throughout his college career, mostly hamstrings. Has great hands and runs very good routes. I really like the fact that he was extremely productive on a team without a lot of other weapons. Reminds me a lot of Az Hakim. Dare I say the next DeSean Jackson?
4(97) Robert Turbin, RB, Utah St. I had a lot of difficulty passing on Wilson and Miller in the second round, as they better fit the mold of the smaller back we are probably looking for. However, I think Turbin has a lot of burst for a guy his size (5'10", 222) and can get to the corner, even at the next level. He runs hard all the time, and is extremely powerful (28 reps). His role model is the Incredible Hulk and he plays with that mentality. Caught 17 passes on a team that threw it less than 300 times, including 4 for touchdowns, so I believe he is better in the passing game than his stats would suggest. Has strong leadership skills and excels in picking up the blitz.
Overall, my mock brings in players at key positions - WR, DT, G, RB. It makes us tougher in the trenches, gives us weapons on the outside. If it failed in an area it is that I did not pick an OLB. However, I really like Miles Burris from SDSU and I believe he will be available in the 6th round.
I have a biochem test tomorrow but ill do a fast for a quick break
6) Claiborne - I think the CLE takes Blackmon right now.
33) Doug Martin
39) Tommy Streeter
65) Sean Spence
97)Adam Gettis - OG from Iowa, Fisher took Bell around this area in TEN
Ill post explanations tomorrow.
But in the 3rd I would rather see a guy like Trumaine Johnson CB, from Montana. He is a great athlete that has great cover skills. He is a small school guy, so some would say he lacks competition, but he did great in the all star games. Some have said he can play CB or S, so getting him would help anywhere in the secondary. He is also 6'2 which helps against the taller WR we see every year.
In the 4th I would say the top RB. You have Turbin who is not a bad pick. I like Ronnie Hillman out of San Diego St. He only played two years there, but was very productive. He is a little lighter that Turbin and some of the other backs but he does have a lot of speed. either way we need a back up RB. I think picking a RB early would not help the Rams. With 2 #1's next year they can take an elite RB.
1. Justin Blackmon, WR
2. Jerel Worthy, DT
2. Kevin Zeitler, OG
3. Trumaine Johnson, CB
4. Ronnie Hillman, RB
If we were to go CB at that spot, though, I would be okay with it. Another guy that I really like that could be there is Josh Robinson from UCF. He is another small school guy with a lot of athleticism. I like the small school guys; a lot of them play with a chip on their shoulder.
I made mention of Hillman on another thread. I just didn't see it when I watched tape of him. He does have speed, that is obvious. But to me he looks faster than quick, and doesn't appear to have that stop and go burst like Wilson or James. I think Turbin has more burst and he has 30 pounds on him.
I like Robinson to. I think either one would be great if that was the choice. Hopefully one of them fall to the 3rd. I have seen mocks where those guys are at the top of the 2nd round and then I've seen some where they are as far as the 4th, so you never know.
I think Turbin is just like Jackson and we need someone a little smaller like we used Cadillac this year. A change of pass is better than having all the guys the same size.
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