1st Mock of the Season (4-rounds w/exp)
Atlanta Falcons – Receives – Pick #2 / St Louis Rams – Receives - #6, #92, 2015 #1
Minnesota Vikings – Receives – Pick #17 / Baltimore Ravens – Receives - #40, 72
New England Patriots – Receives - #48, #115 / Dallas Cowboys Receives - #62, 93
1. Houston Texans QB Blake Bortles
His size, worth ethic and efficiency to the short passing game best fits toward Bill O’Brien’s offense.
2. @ Atlanta Falcons DE Jadeveon Clowney
It’s worth giving up picks as he alone can help turn the Falcons defense around.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars QB Teddy Bridgewater
Wasting no time turning the card in they now have a franchise QB.
4. Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel
They get their guy without trading any picks.
5. Oakland Raiders WR Sammy Watkins
Having a legit #1 WR is something they need QB or not.
6. @ St Louis Rams OT Greg Robinson
A dominant run blocker will play the right side before replacing Long.
7. Tampa Bay Bucs OT Jake Matthews
A safe pick and big help for a line that needs to be completely rebuilt
8. Minnesota Vikings LB Khalil Mack
Could go as high as #3 to Jax, Zimmer gets his Von Miller.
9. Buffalo Bills TE Eric Ebbron
It just makes sense, fits the offensive scheme and the team is in need for a TE.
10. Detroit Lions LB CJ Mosley
Not a sexy pick, but Patrick Willis type who could corral this defense as a unit.
11. Tennessee Titans NT Louis Nix
Changing the scheme the Titans will need a big body space eater.
12. New York Giants OL Zach Martin
Similar to Pugh and like Pugh will find his position in training camp on a team needing 5 starters.
13. St Louis Rams S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
A playmaker and thumper could go even higher.
14. Chicago Bears DE Kony Ealy
Peppers is out and Shea is now a SOLB, Ealy has the athleticism to develop into a double digit sacks.
15. Pittsburgh Steelers CB Darqueze Dennard
Dennard’s press coverage fits the Steelers and they are in need of CB’s
16. Dallas Cowboys DT Timmy Jerrigan
Jerrigan is exactly what Dallas needs for a team lacking bodies upfront.
17. #Minnesota Vikings QB David Carr
Jumping ahead of Arizona Carr fits Turner’s offense perfectly.
18. New York Jets WR Marqise Lee
Lee brings stability into a WR corps with no stability whatsoever.
19. Miami Dolphins OT Taylor Lewan
Lewan will be a breath of fresh air to a line that has plus size problems.
20. Arizona Cardinals LB Antony Barr
Barr is my pick for the draft day slider being a little raw, Cardinals could get a steal.
21. Green Bay Packers DE Ra'Shede Hageman
Has the athletic ability to play the 5-tech and with Raji/Pickett set for FA, bodies are needed.
22. Philadelphia Eagles S Calvin Pryor
Pryor is that safety that Philly has been searching since Dawkins.
23. Kansas City Chiefs CB Justin Gilbert
Their pass defense was heavily exposed and they play Peyton 2x a year.
24. Cincinnati Bengals LB Kyle Van Noy
Van Noy brings speed and the ability to cover the TE or rush the passer which Cincy lacked.
25. San Diego Chargers CB Bradley Roby
Roby had an off year but his tape shows a player who can flat out play. Chargers had the worst set of corners
26. Cleveland Browns WR Mike Evans
Evans is the perfect fit next to Gordon and is familiar with Cleveland’s new QB.
27. New Orleans Saints DE/LB Dee Ford
Ford can really help the Saints at getting the QB and Rob Ryan’s X-Factor.
28. Carolina Panthers OT Cyrus Kouandijo
Will start out on the right side and eventually replace Gross in the future.
29. New England Patriots DE Stephen Tuitt
Can play DE and DT, will be moved around and gives the team size to get at the QB.
30. San Francisco 49ers CB Marcus Roberson
They are in desperate need of corners, Roberson could end up being the top CB in this draft.
31. Denver Broncos G/C Travis Swanson
The Superbowl showed that Manny should move over to play guard. Swanson will solidify the unit.
32. Seattle Seahawks DT Aaron Donald
Donald has the uncanny ability to get to the QB and his size fits what Seattle does.
33. Houston Texans TE Jace Amaro
O’Brien gets his Joker for Bortles.
34. Washington Redskins WR Kelvin Benjamin
They have a LOT of needs and WR is one of them. Benjamin offers the highest upside of any player left.
35. Cleveland Browns RB Carlos Hyde
Hyde stays in-state and will become the starting RB from day 1.
36. Oakland Raiders DE/LB Jeremiah Attaochu
Athletic freak can flat out get to the QB
37. Atlanta Falcons OT Antonio Richardson
Tiny will be the starter on the rightside and could replace Baker soon.
38. Tampa Bay Bucs DE Scott Crichton
Not athletic but a hell of a motor and first step.
39. Jacksonville Jaguars LB Ryan Shazier
Speed, speed, speed, similar to Derrick Brooks, Shazier will be DROY candidate.
40. #Baltimore Ravens OT Morgan Mosses
My guess is Oher will walk and Monroe will re-up. Mosses will play on the rightside.
41. Buffalo Bills WR Allen Robinson
Stevie Johnson will be cut either this year or next. Robinson’s size and leaping ability gives them that redzone player.
42. Tennessee Titans OT Jake Mewhort
Dave Stewart will be let go and Mewhort is being looked at to replace him.
43. New York Giants CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste
Long armed and tall Jean-Baptise will start opposite of Prince to help bring stability
44. St Louis Rams OG David Yankey
Dahl will be cut and Yankey will replace him.
45. Detroit Lions CB Jason Verrett
Falls based on his size but the guy can flat out mirror.
46. Pittsburgh Steelers LB Christian Jones
Jones brings much needed speed and should start next to Timmons immediately.
47. Baltimore Ravens WR Davante Adams
The perfect position receiver to play opposite Smith in Kubiack’s offense.
48. %New England Patriots TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins
Trading up ahead of TE needy Jets, Seferian-Jenkins could put up big numbers his rookie year.
49. New York Jets OLB Trevor Reilly
Athletic freak brings youth and speed to the edge.
50. Miami Dolphins DT DaQuan Jones
They probably will lose both starters in FA.
51. Chicago Bears CB Louchiea Purifoy
Tillman isn’t returning as they continue to revamp the defense.
52. Arizona Cardinals QB Zach Mettenberger
Will redshirt year 1 and could be the starter in 2015.
53. Green Bay Packers S Jimmie Ward
Ward is a sleeper who could go higher, has pop for his size, true centerfielder.
54. Philadelphia Eagles LB Demarcus Lawrence
Lawrence is a freak and will play Cole’s future replacement
55. Cincinnati Bengals CB Lamarcus Joyner
Can play FS or the nickel corner, will be an early contributor.
56. San Francisco 49ers WR Odell Beckham
Gives the WR corps some downfield speed and punt returns
57. San Diego Chargers OG Xavier Su'a-Filo
Fits the scheme, Su'a-Filo will play RG next to Fluker for many years.
58. New Orleans Saints CB Kyle Fuller
Greer is a FA and Robinson is a bust.
59. Indianapolis Colts C Weston Richburg
Center might be the weakest spot on their line.
60. Carolina Panthers WR Brandin Cooks
Unlike LaFell, Cooks can take a 5 yard pass and turn it into 55 yards.
61. San Francisco 49ers DE Dominique Easley
He is a 1st round talent with a lot of injuries that cause him to fall.
62. % Dallas Cowboys DE Chris Smith
Continuing to revamp the front line, Smith should start right away.
63. Denver Broncos DE Trent Murphy
Fell because he lacks a quick step and athleticism Murphy finds a home to a team that can use him.
64. Seattle Seahawks TE Troy Niklas
Niklas is raw but can block, Miller could be cut.
65. Houston Texans DE Brent Urban
Urban is made for the 3-4 defense and will go higher than most expect
66. Washington Redskins OG Cyrill Richardson
Gruden will change to a power base, Richardson will be their new RB for years
67. Oakland Raiders QB AJ McCarron
McCarron can actually win the starting QB job.
68. @ St Louis Rams WR Jordan Matthews
Quick might not be the player they hoped, Matthews will pressure him
69. Tampa Bay Bucs LB Carl Bradford
Ultra athletic, can start at the strongside and blitz the QB.
70. Jacksonville Jaguars RB Ka'Deem Carey
MJD’s replacement, Carey can contribute on all 3 downs.
71. Cleveland Browns CB Victor Hampton
Finding a corner opposite of Haden is a must.
72. #Baltimore Ravens LB Jackson Jeffcoat
Upshaw is not much of a pass rusher and Suggs has a very high cap number.
73. Buffalo Bills S Ed Reynolds
Byrd might be franchised or won’t be returning, Reynolds is very smart and a centerfielder.
74. New York Giants WR Jarvis Landry
Landry will challenge Randle for the starting WR opposite of Cruz.
75. St Louis Rams CB EJ Gaines
Gaines should be the starting nickel corner from day 1, Finnegan will be cut.
76. Detroit Lions WR Paul Richardson
Looking for a complement to CJ, Richardson has the downfield speed to counter balance coverage’s.
77. San Francisco 49ers S Deone Bucannon
Bucannon, a hard hitter, will be the replacement for Whitner.
78. Dallas Cowboys LB Telvin Smith
Should challenge Carter immediately and be a top ST’er.
79. Baltimore Ravens C Marcus Martin
Continuing the rebuilding on the line Martin can play center or Guard.
80. New York Jets RB Tre Mason
Their RB’s don’t scare any team.
81. Miami Dolphins CB Keith McGill
They need to bring back Grimes and still need a starter opposite.
82. Chicago Bears DT Will Sutton
Sutton is good value in the third round, especially with Melton a FA.
83. Cleveland Browns WR Robert Herron
A speedy slot receiver to go with bigger Evans/Gordon/Jordan can make this a potent offense.
84. Arizona Cardinals RB Jeremy Hill
He is a bigger back that can team with Ellington making a very good duo for years come.
85. Green Bay Packers LB Yawin Smallwood
MLB is a big need and Hawk has a high cap number.
86. Philadelphia Eagles NT Justin Ellis
Logan was a nice surprise but the lack of size hurt the run defense.
87. Kansas City Chiefs QB Jimmy Garoppolo
This should allow KC to cut Daniels as Garoppolo will be the QB for the future.
88. Cincinnati Bengals DE Will Clarke
Look for Dunlap and Hunt to be the only returning DE’s for Cincy, Clarke will add good depth.
89. San Diego Chargers OLB Marcus Smith
They still need to replace Shaun Phillips, not many people know about Marcus Smith yet.
90. Indianapolis Colts CB Andre Hal
Look for Indy to resign Davis but depth is badly needed.
91. New Orleans Saints OT James Hurst
Fell because of injury, this could be a steal by 2015.
92. Carolina Panthers S Ahmad Dixon
They will try to re-sign Mitchell at SS but FS is still a major need.
93. %Dallas Cowboys OG Gabe Jackson
Dallas needs to continue revamping the oline, Jackson could solidify the RG spot for years.
94. San Francisco 49ers RB Charles Sims
Dixon/Hunter are not the answer, Michael-James is to small and slow for the pro’s Gore will be a FA and Lattimer is a question mark.
95. Denver Broncos LB Chris Borland
Despite his size, he will be the starter in the middle and lead the team in tackles.
96. Minnesota Vikings DT Kelcy Quarles
Good value for a team needing plenty of bodies in the middle.
97. Houston Texans OLB Adrian Hubbard
Whitney regressed last year and Reed will move in the middle.
98. Washington Redskins LB Shane Skov
Skov will replace London Fletcher and be a starter from day 1.
99. Atlanta Falcons DT Caraun Reid
Falcons like smaller, quicker interior lineman, Reid got 2 sacks in the Sr bowl.
100. Tampa Bay Bucs TE Xavier Grimble
Grimble has the size and athletic ability to compete for the starting position.
101. Jacksonville Jaguars OL Brandon Thomas
Next to QB the guard position might be the most need on this team. Thomas is stout to anchor the RG spot.
102. Cleveland Browns OT Seantrel Henderson
Once considered a top 10 pick Henderson will still be an upgrade over what they have now.
103. Oakland Raiders DT Ergo Ferguson
Both starters are FA’s and Ferguson has a chance to be a starter
104. Minnesota Vikings CB Aaron Colvin
A steal at this point, Colvin was a high second rounder until his injury.
105. Buffalo Bills OL Billy Turner
Turner is a good developmental lineman capable at lining up at OG or RT.
106. St Louis Rams LB Christian Kirksey
Iowa consistently produces good pro LB’s and Kirksey could contribute immediately.
107. Detroit Lions S Craig Loston
Both safety positions are question marks. Loston doesn’t have the range of Reid but still will be an upgrade on the Lions.
108. Tennessee Titans QB Logan Thomas
If Wisenhunt can’t fix him then he isn’t a QB. This is a low risk and high reward pick.
109. New York Giants RB Lache Seastruck
Their RB situation is a mess and Seastruck can actually win the starting job.
110. Jacksonville Jaguars CB Jaylen Watkins
Bradley saw up close how Watkins can contribute this year.
111. New York Jets TE CJ Fiedorowicz
Cumberland and Winslow are FA, CJ reminds me a lot of Scott Chandler
112. Miami Dolphins OG Dakota Dozier
Dozier will only be known as Incognito’s replacement but Dozier can hold his own.
113. Chicago Bears S Dion Bailey
This is a HUGE upgrade over Conte.
114. Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief
The steelers need some size to a smaller stable of WR’s and Sanders is also a FA.
115. %New England Patriots S Vinnie Sunseri
So far Wilson is a bust and Gregory is on his last year of his deal. Had Sunseri stayed he could of gone as high as round 2, big hitter
116. Arizona Cardinals OL Joel Bitonio
Bitonio has the athletic ability to play LT but is better off at OG.
117. Green Bay Packers TE Arthur Lynch
Finley isn’t returning and Lynch showed that he is athletic enough to project as a move TE.
118. Philadelphia Eagles QB Tajh Boyd
Boyd should compete with Barkley for the #2 behind Foles.
119. Kansas City Chiefs OT Ja’Wuan James
Fisher will be moving to LT next year and so they will be looking a new RT.
120. Cincinnati Bengals CB Phillip Gaines
Hall is coming off some major injuries, Newman and Pacman’s best days are over and Kirkpatrick has been a bust.
121. San Diego Chargers NT Daniel McCullers
Cam Thomas did not workout at the nose, they need to be stouter against run.
122. Cleveland Browns C/G Tyler Larsen
Mack could be leaving via FA and they have no in-house replacement.
123. New Orleans Saints S Tre Boston
Harper will be cut and Jenkins will leave via FA
124. Carolina Panthers CB Chris Davis
Like the safety position, the front seven was able to mask their weakness at DB.
125. New England Patriots WR Brandon Colemon
Was going to stay away from WR’s since they got 3 last year but Colemon has 2 things for him, 1-Rutgers & 2-size for the RedZone
126. San Francisco 49ers C/G Bryan Stork
Goodwin is a FA and Stork will compete with in-house options.
127. Denver Broncos CB Terrance Mitchell
Bailey is a shell, Harris is recovering and DRC is a FA.
128. Seattle Seahawks OT Cameron Fleming
The right side on the OL is a major weakness.
The Bucs don't have a 3rd round pick. It was shipped to the Jets as part of the Revis deal.
In regards to the rest of the draft, if the Bucs get Jake Matthews, I don't care what they do from that point onwards. I would be so happy.
The Chiefs don't need an OT. We have Fisher and Stephenson. As for the rest, meh.
Mewhort is fine.
You lost me at Logan Thomas.
In this scenario, I'm thinking maybe Yankey, Da'Quan Rogers or ASJ.
In this scenario, look for Jordan Matthews, Ka'Deem Cary or Carl Bradford instead.
In this scenario, I would look for Lache Seastrunk, CJ Fiedorowicz, or Donte Moncrief.
Overall maybe something like
No way the Rams trade the #2 overall and don't at the very least get Atlanta's (or anybody else's for that matter..) 2nd rounder. The value chart doesn't work out and the Rams would be foolish to give someone a shot at the probable best player in the draft, Mr. Clowney.
Also, Atlanta's 1st round pick next year would only be valued as a second rounder for the purposes of this trade. So there is that to consider.......
Finally, you indicate in your mock that the Rams received the 92nd pick but your mock shows us picking at the #68 selection. So, ya'll might want to fix that hombre.
Pretty good for the cheese.
Lewan, Jones and Dozier make sense for Miami, but McGill isn't the quick twitch corner we need for our defense. We run mostly zone looks on defense now and Colvin or Watkins would make more sense.
31) I dont think Roberson is a 2nd round pick, let alone a 1st.
56) Beckham was great value and fills a need even though he's not the type of WR I think they need.
61) I don't think Easley is a good fit and DE isn't a big need for us.
77) Buchanon is a fine choice here.
94) A RB? No thank you, we have 5 RBs already under contract.
The Broncos would have had to have made out like bandits in FA before I would feel comfortable using a first round pick on a center. Ramirez was never particularly good as a guard, while decent as a center (minus the first snap of the sueprbowl). Moving him across to replace Beadles (assuming that is what you intended with this pick) doesnt actually fix the weakest link in the line really at all.
Not a very good mock for Baltimore. The trade down is alright but I don't think they jump that far back. Moses is a reach at 40 and I'm betting Baltimore won't even need an offensive tackle with Monroe probably being re-signed and Osemele getting moved back to right tackle so they can get some interior lineman that fits Kubiak's scheme. Adams is a nice pick. Jeffcoat is a waste. Even if the slim possibility of Suggs getting cut occurs (he will get an extension if anything) they still have Dumervil. McPhee is a nice pass-rush specialist option to rotate with Upshaw in that scenario. Marcus Jordan probably doesn't fit Kubiak's system so he's not a good pick at center. Probably another reach too.
32) Aaron Donald - That'd be great, but I don't think he'll be there when it's all said and done.
64) Troy Niklas - Not sure what Zach Miller's contract status is, but he's got to be considered a free agent bust at this point, considering what they paid him, and Niklas has some really intriguing tools. Like you said, he's raw, but he's a physical player who also has great length and body control and will go after the ball in the air. I really wouldn't mind this pick.
128) Cameron Fleming - I don't know Fleming at all, to be honest, but it's definitely a need.
Horrible Ravens draft. No way we make a trade that would leave so much value on the table.
1) Evans>Lee please. Evans at 18 would be great value, Lee would be a small reach
2) Not feeling Reilly in mid round 2 though I like the player....sucks NE moved ahead of us for ASJ though.
3) Tampa Bay owes their 3rd round pick to the Jets....so give us best available safety there. Or Carey if you really want to give the Jets a RB.
4) Fine with Mason if we get a safety with the high 3rd round pick
5) Not a fan of waiting so long for a TE but guess that's how the draft went.
Would not be excited in the least bit if this was the Jets draft.
Completely different Bears draft from my last commented mock, but I love this just the same. Ealy, Purifoy, Sutton, Bailey hits all the biggest defensive needs.
Jets RB is fine as Jets don't feature RB as a primary key on offense.
You had in me in love with this sf draft until you drafted us a RB. We Lattimore coming in next so Gore,Lattimore and Hunter is a solid line up. Don't need any more. But other rookies would be a great picks.
Derek Carr is icky
IN what world do the steelers use press man corners? Not in the last 15 years
Anthony Barr should be the pick there, but i dont hate Dennard, I just think hed be wasted in lebeaus defense
Not sure how I feel about Nix going #11 to my Titans.. seems like a bit of a reach. For a team with a new coaching staff, switching to the 3-4, and multiple holes it may be necessary to trade back.
I'd blow my load if that was the Bears and Jaguars draft. Well done.
LOVE IT as a Green Bay fan. Hageman has been my guy for a couple months now, Ward fits a need, Smallwood fits a need, and Lynch in round 4 is where we should take a TE. A+
We are not trading up to 2. Too many needs. Do not target guys like Clowney.
I can't hate the Saints draft, but I can't love it either. Positions right though.
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