First Full Mock Draft
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02-27-2013, 06:53 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
First Full Mock Draft
Kansas City Chiefs
Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
Even if Albert comes back there is the possibility he might play guard, a position some feel he is better suited for. I believe that you start building your football team up front, you have to have a strong defensive and offensive line to win in this league. There is no point in having a great young QB if you don't have the talent up front to protect him.
Jarvis Jones, LB, Georgia
The combination of need for an outside linebacker and talent is the reason that I have Jones going here. A great young player to build the defense around in the future. Spine checked out okay at the Combine too.
Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
Tommy Kelly is a candidate to be cut, Richard Seymour is not coming back and the Raiders run defense was abysmal this past year. Floyd has been flying up the rankings and benefits from Star Lotulelei’s heart condition.
Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
I wouldn’t gamble on Lotulelei here so I have Fisher going here. Fisher provides another tackle to play opposite Jason Peters and eventually replace him. He should help improve the abysmal offensive play from last year.
Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M
A solid replacement for Vanden Bosch and potentially Avril. Moore will help the pass rush.
Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
Not the most glaring need, but he is too good to pass at this point in the draft. Him and Haden will form a great duo in the secondary. Milliner and Haden will be a good combination for Cleveland because they’ll have to go against Joe Flacco, AJ Green, and maybe Mike Wallace twice a year in the AFC North.
Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
His addition can only help the offensive line in Arizona get better because they hit rock bottom last season. If you’re going to win in this league you’re going to have to be able to protect the QB. If a QB was to be selected here he would be setup for failure. By choosing Johnson here they have a solid addition to the offensive line and will have a variety of QB’s to chose from when they pick next.
Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
QB of the future for the Bills. I think Marrone picks Smith hoping he can be the franchise quarterback for his team if Smith is available here.
New York Jets
Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
A great weapon for Sanchez who really hasn’t had much to work with since Edwards and Holmes were his receivers. Sanchez has taken a lot of flack from critics, but he really hasn’t had much to work with.
Chance Warmack, G, Alabama
Great fit for a team that needs a top notch pulling guard to open up holes for Chris Johnson.
San Diego Chargers
Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
Both Antwan Barnes and Shaun Phillips are free agents and they need another pass rusher off the edge. Bjoern Werner is a great value right here.
Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
Both Chris Clemons and Tyrone Culver are free agents. Vaccaro will join Reshad Jones, who is coming off a great year, and will help clean up a secondary that struggled at times last year.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon
Jordan is a great pass rusher and the Buccaneers need one after quarterbacks tore their defense apart. Their pass rush was one of the worst in the league last year, and with one of their best pass rushers Michael Bennett a free agent they need to bring in someone who can harass the passer.
Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
I contemplated not putting Star Lotulelei in my mock draft at all because of his heart condition. Heart conditions aren’t something to take lightly either as they end careers and lives. The death of Gaines Adams due to his enlarged heart comes to mind. I would have to do a whole lot of research before drafting a player whose heart can’t pump blood at a normal rate with a first round pick. That being said if he is given to okay to play football the Carolina Panthers need a run stopper in the middle and Lotulelei fills a hole that the Panthers have at defensive tackle.
New Orleans Saints
Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU
Ansah will be a great asset for the Saints as they transition into a 3-4 defense. A great pass rusher, quarterbacks who tore the Saints defense apart last year won’t be able to be as comfortable in the pocket as they were before. He demonstrated the ability to play a variety of positions at BYU and his skillset at those positions are what make him a great fit for the Saints.
St. Louis Rams
D. J. Fluker, OT, Alabama
Obvious need for the Rams. Hopefully Rodger Saffold can stay healthy so that the Rams can have both him and Fluker protecting Sam Bradford for a long time.
Barkevious Mingo, DE, LSU
Scott Wright has always talked about how the Steelers are famous for drafting a guy, having him learn for a year or two, and then have him replace the veteran he was backing up. This would be the case with Mingo as James Harrison is not the same guy who once won defensive player of the year and is costing the Steelers a lot of money.
Jonathan Cooper, G, North Carolina
Outside of Tyron Smith the Cowboy’s offensive line could use a complete overhaul and Cooper is an upgrade for them at guard.
New York Giants
Alec Ogletree, MLB, Georgia
The Giants would like to bring back Chase Blackburn, however they may not want to pay the 30 year old what he is requesting. Ogletree is a great value at this point in the draft and if he were to be here when the Giants were picking I don’t think they could pass him up.
Manti Te’o, MLB, Notre Dame
No tackle worth taking here, and I don’t think the Bears can pass on Te’o at this point in the draft. His combine performance was not good, but I still think he’s a first rounder and will rebound. Even though Urlacher is expected to come back, I think it is wiser to take Te’o over a wide receiver. By drafting Te’o the Bears are getting their successor to Urlacher. Wide receiver can be addressed during free agency and later in the draft. In addition, it should be interesting to see how Alshon Jeffery fares under Trestman. Perhaps he can become the no. 2 wide receiver under the new head coach.
Keenan Allen, WR, Cal
Great number two wide receiver to take some pressure off of AJ Green. Gresham, Green and Allen will provide Andy Dalton with a plethora of targets to pass to.
St. Louis Rams (from Washington)
Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford
A much needed weapon for Sam Bradford. Lance Kendricks had a good season this past year, however adding Ertz here would give Bradford a great duo of tight ends to pass to. Add in Chris Givens and a receiver if they draft one with their second pick and suddenly Bradford has a good group of targets to pass to.
Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
Clearly a position of need for the Vikings. Richardson provides youth and a side line to side motor to play next to veteran Kevin Williams.
Sylvester Williams, UNC, DT
The Colts defense struggled in their first year playing in the 3-4. Williams can play end or nose tackle for the Colts and help the woes of the awful Colts run defense. There really is no promise or players for the future on the defensive line now, Williams brings both.
Jonathan Jenkins, DT, Georgia
With Alan Branch a free agent the Seahawks need another defensive tackle to play next to Brandon Mebane. Jenkins has a big body that will command a double team. Him and Mebane will make it harder for coaches to gameplan for Seattle’s defense than it already is.
Green Bay Packers
Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU
Colin Kaepernick exposed the Packers front seven and it is evident that they need more playmakers if they are going to be able to defend option style quarterbacks and dual threat quarterbacks. Sam Montgomery is a good fit for outside linebacker in the Packer’s 3-4 defense. Him and Nick Perry can compete for the job opposite Matthews, and whoever loses will provide quality depth.
Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
A much needed burst of speed that Houston’s offense needs. He can stretch the field and provide another weapon for Matt Schaub as Andre Johnson’s career begins to come near the end.
Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
Champ Bailey’s age was on display during the Bronco’s playoff game against the Ravens and it was clear that the Broncos need some youth at cornerback. Chris Harris, mostly playing in nickel packages, isn’t getting any younger either.
New England Patriots
Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
A big physical corner is needed, especially if Talib does not return to the Patriots. When Talib left the AFC Conference Championship his physical style of play was missed and the secondary fell apart. If he doesn’t work out at CB he can move to safety, another area of need for the Pats.
Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
Perfect match for the team that just cut their RB. Lacy plays RB like Turner so he should fit into Atlanta’s offense well.
San Francisco 49ers
Kawann Short, DT, Purdue
Justin Smith isn’t getting any younger and they need some depth at the position
Matt Elam, S, Florida
Ed Reed’s replacement either this season or in the future.
02-28-2013, 06:30 PM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Originally Posted by Jcn92
I guess we disagree. I think that Floyd's reputation vs the run is worse than it should be. He is very fast off the line and has a really good swim move that disrupts the player blocking him and letting him get behind the line. In addition I've watched tape of him and from what I've seen he doesn't have much trouble getting off of blocks and then using his motor to chase down the running back.
I watched 3 cutups of him the other night to get a better feel for him.
Georgia absolutely destroyed him. Right the ball right down his throat.
He performed better in the other two cutups. But while he can occasionally get into the backfield, he's not a stout defender. Not from what I've seen.
Plus, he's a 3 tech. Oakland doesn't need a 3 tech. They need a stouter DT with better leverage than Floyd demonstrates to free up guys like Lamarr Houston and Des Bryant if they re-sign him.
An edge rusher makes far more sense @ #3 when you look at this class overall.
My sig pic has now come full circle. Lucky me.
No offense, but your Raiders draft sucks.
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