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November 3rd Mock Draft
My latest effort is below. The mock is based off of the current draft order as of October 31st; I have projected the playoffs myself. Let me know what you think!
November 3rd Mock Draft
1. Kansas City Chiefs - QB Geno Smith, West Virginia
Playing in Dana Holgorsen's Air Raid, Smith has captivated audiences and is widely projected to go first overall in April.
2. Carolina Panthers - DT Star Lotulelei, Utah
Dwan and Ron Edwards are currently starting at defensive tackle in Carolina; Lotulelei recalls Ravens star Haloti Ngata.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars - QB Matt Barkley, Southern California
Barkley is reminiscent of former third overall pick Matt Ryan and would fit perfectly into Mike Mularkey's offensive scheme.
4. Cleveland Browns - LB Jarvis Jones, Georgia*
Jones has drawn comparisons to Von Miller and could take over on for Chris Gocong, who is owed a $4.45m base salary next year.
5. New Orleans Saints - DE Barkevious Mingo, Louisiana St.*
Look no further than Baton Rouge to fix the pass rush; Will Smith won't be around to collect his $10.15m cap figure next year.
6. St. Louis Rams (from Redskins) - OT Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M*
Joeckel is the most natural left tackle in this year's class; Rodger Saffold would be allowed to slide inside to left guard as rumored.
7. St. Louis Rams - OT Taylor Lewan, Michigan*
At 6'7" and 310 pounds, Lewan plays just like Wolverines alum Jake Long and would complete St. Louis' offensive line rebuild.
8. Tennessee Titans - DE Bjoern Werner, Florida St.*
Kamerion Wimbley is playing well at right end but opposite him the Titans could do better than former first-rounder Derrick Morgan.
9. New York Jets - DE Damontre Moore, Texas A&M*
Moore's extensive experience dropping into coverage gives him the slight edge over Sam Montgomery for Rex Ryan's defense.
10. Cincinnati Bengals - DE Sam Montgomery, Louisiana St.*
Michael Johnson is set to become a free agent this offseason; finding a long-term compliment to Carlos Dunlap is necessary.
11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - CB Johnthan Banks, Mississippi St.
Dee Milliner may be the more highly-regarded cornerback prospect, but Banks is the best fit for Tampa Bay's man coverages.
12. San Diego Chargers - DT Johnathan Hankins, Ohio St.*
32 year-old Aubrayo Franklin is playing well in a rotation but shouldn't prevent San Diego from drafting someone like Hankins.
13. Buffalo Bills - CB Dee Milliner, Alabama*
Stephon Gilmore looks like the answer at one cornerback spot, but left cornerback Aaron Williams is starting to look like a bust.
14. Oakland Raiders - QB Tyler Wilson, Arkansas
Replacing Carson Palmer should be high on Oakland's wishlist, and they may be willing to reach on Arkansas' Tyler Wilson.
15. Detroit Lions - DE Alex Okafor, Texas
Okafor has seven sacks through eight games and could replace aging, overpaid right end Kyle Vanden Bosch next season.
16. Dallas Cowboys - OT Eric Fisher, Central Michigan
Doug Free's massive base salary will not be paid by the Cowboys next season; Fisher is a massive tackle with light feet.
17. Philadelphia Eagles - FS Eric Reid, Louisiana St.*
Nate Allen has settled in at free safety in Philadelphia, but the Eagles need to improve upon strong safety Kurt Coleman.
18. Arizona Cardinals - OG Chance Warmack, Alabama
The Cardinals have ignored their offensive line for too long; right guard Adam Snyder is among Arizona's worst starters.
19. Seattle Seahawks - WR Keenan Allen, California*
Keenan Allen is a steal this late in the draft; his incredible catching radius would make Russell Wilson's life much easier.
20. Pittsburgh Steelers - LB Manti Te'o, Notre Dame
Pittsburgh needs to add another inside linebacker to compliment Lawrence Timmons, and Te'o is an excellent fit and value.
21. Miami Dolphins - WR Robert Woods, Southern California*
Providing Ryan Tannehill with more weapons should be a priority; Woods could remind coach Joe Philbin of Greg Jennings.
22. Indianapolis Colts - DT Jesse Williams, Alabama
Indianapolis' defensive line has been its weak point thus far; Williams could replace Cory Redding or Antonio Johnson.
23. Green Bay Packers - OL Barrett Jones, Alabama
37 year-old center Jeff Saturday has failed to get a push in the run game; Jones has lined up at center, at guard, and at tackle.
24. Minnesota Vikings - WR Justin Hunter, Tennessee*
Sidney Rice's departure left a hole opposite Percy Harvin that Minnesota has yet to fill; Hunter is a similar type of player.
25. Denver Broncos - DE Dion Jordan, Oregon
Jordan must add bulk to his frame, but would eventually allow Derek Wolfe to slide inside to his natural spot at defensive tackle.
26. New England Patriots - FS T.J. McDonald, Southern California
Patrick Chung is set to become a free agent and has been unable to stay healthy; Tavon Wilson may be a better fit at strong safety.
27. New York Giants - LB C.J. Mosley, Alabama*
The Giants appear to be on the verge of a major defensive rebuild; they can start by adding a young, versatile linebacker.
28. Chicago Bears - TE Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame*
Starting tight end Kellen Davis has just 144 receiving yards through seven games; a dynamic receiver like Eifert would help.
29. Baltimore Ravens - DT John Jenkins, Georgia
The Terrence Cody/Ma'ake Kemoeatu nose tackle platoon has been one of Baltimore's primary weaknesses this season.
30. San Francisco 49ers - CB Xavier Rhodes, Florida St.*
Carlos Rogers' $5.5m base salary makes him a potential cap casualty this offseason; Rhodes is talented enough to compete right away.
31. Houston Texans - OT Jake Matthews, Texas A&M*
Previously considered the best unit in the league, Houston's line must compensate for the loss of right tackle Eric Winston.
32. Atlanta Falcons - DT Kawann Short, Purdue
Jonathan Babineaux has an excessive $4.7m cap figure in 2013; drafting a well-rounded defensive tackle like Short would be wise.
Also considered: Jonathan Cooper, Sharrif Floyd, Chase Thomas
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