Wednesday, April 16, 2014

7 Round 2014 NFL MOCK DRAFT

2014 NFL MOCK DRAFT V.8

7 Rounds

Updated: (4/17/14)









ROUND ONE



1. Houston Texans: Jadeveon Clowney DE, South Carolina

The 6’6, 270lb Defensive End is a freakish athlete with unlimited upside.  He compares favorably to a combination of pro bowl DE’s Julius Peppers and Robert Quinn, with the freak athleticism of Javon Kearse.  I don’t care that his stats were down in 2013, all I’m doing is projecting his game to the next level and he has a great future.  It seems pretty clear that he was just protecting himself from injury, which is understandable considering what former teammate RB Marcus Lattimore went through last year.  His size/speed/power can’t be denied and he should be a double digit sack machine as soon as he enters the NFL. 

 


2. St. Louis Rams (via Washington): Greg Robinson OT, Auburn

LT Greg Robinson crushed the Combine with freakish athleticism to go along with his great size (4.53/40 yard dash).  He’s the #1 OT prospect and could go as high as the #2 pick.  Only a redshirt sophomore, the 6’5, 320lb O-Tackle is everything you look for in a franchise Left Tackle.  He has quick feet and surprising athleticism for such a big guy.  Already an elite run blocker in Auburn’s offense, his pass protection skills are not far behind.  I would be shocked if such an upside prospect lasted past the top 6 picks.

 


3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Khalil Mack OLB, Buffalo

The 6’3, 240lb Mack has jumped Anthony Barr in the ranks.  A former Hoops player, who only played one season of football in high school, he received few offers at the D1 level.  Buffalo was happy to have him and used him all over the field to get after the QB.  He can line up anywhere but again his best fit as an OLB in the 3-4 but will be just fine as a 4-3 SAM LB who rushes the passer and can slide down to DE.

 


4. Cleveland Browns: Sammy Watkins WR, Clemson

A true #1 WR option at 6’1, 180lbs.  He’s a threat to score from anywhere on the field with great speed and run after the catch ability to go along with great hands.  Although he’s a little smaller/faster, he looks similar to Larry Fitzgerald coming out of Pitt.



5. Oakland Raiders: Blake Bortles QB, UCF

At 6’5, 230lbs Bortles has the size and athletic ability you want in your Franchise QB.  Some scouts have gone as far to call him “Andrew Luck-Lite” and a “Ben Roethlisberger clone”, I’m not there yet but he’s an intriguing prospect and is quickly rising up draft boards. More tape shows he’s terribly inconsistent with accuracy and footwork issues, I think he needs more time.  Also, I’m not seeing anything more than average arm strength. *Combine: The only top QB to compete in all the drills, he really helped himself and seems to be the NFL scouts #1 QB.

 


6. Atlanta Falcons: Jake Matthews OT, Texas A&M

At 6’5, 305lbs, Matthews looks to be the clear #2 OT in the draft.  He excels as a pass protector with experience as a right and left tackle, his future is at left tackle.  With NFL bloodlines, he has been around the game his entire life and carries himself like a pro.  He’s the safest pick in the draft but lacks the upside of LT Greg Robinson.

 


7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Mike Evans WR, Texas A&M

The jacked 6’5, 225lb WR is a Vincent Jackson clone with the jump ball ability of an Alshon Jeffery.  So I’m very high on his potential as a pro with his size mismatch against any DB and his yard after catch power.  Love his whole game.

 


8. Minnesota Vikings: Teddy Bridgewater QB, Louisville

*Stock seems to be way down unless this is a brilliant smokescreen.  Teddy Bridgewater is my #1 QB prospect and has everything you look for in a franchise QB.  At 6’2, 215lbs he was able to pack on 15 pounds for the combine but scouts still worry about his slim build, particularly his lower half.  A strong, accurate passer who excels at keeping his cool in the pocket and throwing on the run when pressure forces him outside.  Great vision and touch to go along with his leadership and command in the huddle.  *Combine: Disappointing he didn’t work out as he could have distinguished himself as the #1 QB. Also, a poor Pro Day didn’t help.  It’s possible he lasts until the first pick in the second round, which is nuts.

 


9. Buffalo Bills: Taylor Lewan OT, Michigan

Lewan is a giant at 6’7, 305lbs and compares favorably to former Michigan #1 pick Jake Long.  An elite run blocker right now and his pass protection skills have improved.  He’s really a mauler with a mean streak (off the field as well?).  He may not have the upside of the younger more athletic Greg Robinson but he’s a day one starter on the left side. *Combine: Showed incredible athleticism for a man his size, running the fastest 40 yard dash of all the O-Lineman.  Stock is all over the place with off the field concerns.

 


10. Detroit Lions: Haha Clinton-Dix FS, Alabama

Dix is the #1 safety prospect and is trying to fight off FS Calvin Pryor to be the first Safety selected.  The free safety has the speed to keep up with WR’s and the size to lay out any TE that chooses to cross his path.

 


11. Tennessee Titans: Anthony Barr OLB, UCLA

A gifted pass-rusher at 6’4, 245lbs, he has made the switch from FB/RB to elite rush linebacker.  Barr is capable of playing in any scheme but his best fit as a 3-4 OLB.  If he goes to a 4-3 team he would play 4-3 SAM LB and be used like Von Miller.  Tremendous upside but needs some time.

 


12. New York Giants: Eric Ebron TE, North Carolina

The new era of athletic, pass catching Tight Ends continues with the 6’4, 245lb Eric Ebron.  He plays and lines up like an oversized WR and that’s a good thing for today’s NFL as he’s a matchup nightmare who can’t be covered by slower LB’s or smaller CB’s. 

 


13. St. Louis Rams: Justin Gilbert CB, Oklahoma State

The 6’1, 195lb corner has ideal size for today’s NFL.  He had a down year last year but turned everything around with a dominate 2013 campaign.  He’s the total package at corner with great size, great speed and great ball skills.  Could be the first CB of the board come draft day and can help out in the return game. *Combine: Stock up, best 40 for all CB’s with 4.37

 


14. Chicago Bears: Aaron Donald DT, Pittsburgh

Bengals DT Geno Atkins comparisons are legit.  Moving up, could go as early top 10 now.  6’1, 290lbs.  Undersized but a big time talent with production too match.  Dominant at the Senior Bowl, beats guards and centers with speed/leverage and surprising power.  Great leverage/hands.  *Combine: Great combine to match his Senior Bowl; he is now the #1 DT on many scouts’ boards.



15. Pittsburgh Steelers: Ra’Shede Hageman DT/DE, Minnesota

This monster is 6’6, 310lbs with a rare size/speed/power resume and one of the best prospects in the draft at any position.  Reminds me of former Jags DT John Henderson with some Ed “Too Tall” Jones thrown in, big time upside and should move up the draft board.  Another guy I’m higher on than most, but I just love the upside and athletic ability.  He started out as a TE, then moved to DE and finally found a home at DT.  The knocks are he plays too high and doesn’t use great leverage, these are correctable and when they are he’ll be a real nightmare to scheme against. *Stock up, great combine

 


16. Dallas Cowboys: Kony Ealy DE/OLB, Missouri

I seem to be higher on the 6’5, 275lb DE/OLB than most; he’s a matchup nightmare with his size/speed combo and ability to line up anywhere on the D-Line and attack the QB.  Long and versatile, Ealy has played DE/OLB and even DT.  I would take him as high as the Falcons/Bucs pick in round one.

 


17. Baltimore Ravens: Calvin Pryor FS, Louisville

He’s going in the 1st Round, just need to find the right spot for him.  First Round talent and the clear #2 Safety, A big hitting 6’2, 205lb with a complete skill set.  Pryor can cover anyone at every level of the secondary.

 


18. New York Jets: Odell Beckham, Jr. WR, LSU

Game breaking, speed WR who could push himself into the mid-1st Round.  5’11, 185lbs, a threat to score on every play. Great Combine (4.43) 40 yard dash. Comps to DeSean Jackson and Percy Harvin are real and accurate.

 


19. Miami Dolphins: Zack Martin OT/OG, Notre Dame

The 6’4, 300lb Martin has been holding down Left Tackle for the Irish but it’s his versatility is what makes him so valuable.  People want to move him inside to guard but I see the feet of a Left Tackle with improved teaching at the next level.  He can start day one at guard or right tackle and build on his tools to be a future left tackle.



20. Arizona Cardinals: Dee Ford DE/OLB, Auburn

1st, 2rd Round.  Elite pass rusher, Put on a show at the Senior Bowl.  He could good go top 25 now. *Combine: Medical Red Flag, did not participate.

 


21. Green Bay Packers: C.J. Mosley LB, Alabama

A top ten talent who may fall a bit due to his position and injury concerns.  The 6’2, 230lb linebacker can do it all as an inside linebacker or weak side in a 4-3 Defense.  What sets him apart is his ability to cover receivers; he has great speed, technique, and instincts as the leader of the Alabama Defense.  His skill set translates nicely to the next level and is scheme diverse.

 


22. Philadelphia Eagles: Brandin Cooks WR, Oregon State

Smaller WR but battles and very impressive in the red zone.  Similar to a combination of Panthers Steve Smith and Giants Victor Cruz. *Combine: Stock up with the blazing/top WR 40 yard dash (4.33) and impressive hands in WR drills.

 


23. Kansas City Chiefs:
Marqise Lee WR, USC

The 6’0, 190 lb. wide receiver has game breaking speed to go along with polished route running.  Injuries have derailed the last two years to go along with poor QB play and quite a few drops.  When healthy, he’s a true game breaker.

 


24. Cincinnati Bengals: Bradley Roby CB, Ohio State

After the 2012 season I thought for sure Roby would be a top 10 pick and the first CB off the board.  Some off the field trouble and an up and down 2013 will push him down a bit but he clearly has first round potential and has shown the ability to be a lock down #1 corner.  Good size at 5’11, 185lbs. Combine: Stock Up

 


25. San Diego Chargers: Jason Verrett CB, TCU

1st Round Talent.  An undersized CB (5’10, 175lbs) with maybe the best skill set at his position, I have to think his size pushes him down the draft. *Combine: Stock Up, 4.38 (40 yard dash) as smooth and gifted as any CB in the draft.  Looks like he will be in the first round

 


26. Cleveland Browns (via Indianapolis): Derek Carr QB, Fresno State

The brother of former #1 pick David Carr, Derek Carr stands 6’2, 215lbs with a huge arm and athletic ability.  Some people seem to think Carr is simply a system QB only capable of throwing quick slants out of the shotgun; those people would be wrong and are letting his last name cloud their judgment.  He has the arm to make every throw and the confidence to sneak it into tight windows.  He does have issues with footwork and changing his arm angles (sidearm) when under pressure, it appears he simply trust his arm strength in any situation which leads to interceptions.  For a comparison, Jay Cutler would work.   *Stock is on the decline after a rough bowl game and more film study; I might have him too high given the real problems he has when under extreme pressure.  Maybe late round 1/early round 2 will be his final landing spot.  *9’ 1/8 Hands – smaller than you want. *Senior Bowl update: Clearly the top QB in Mobile, showing off his big arm compared to the competition

 


27. New Orleans Saints: Darqueze Dennard CB, Michigan State

Dennard is fighting off contenders (Justin Gilbert/Verrett/Fuller/Roby) to be the first CB off the board.  The 5’11, 185lb corner is physical and battle tested.  He excels in man coverage and fights for position on every play, the mindset of a linebacker in a corners body is a huge benefit while going against the monster WR’s at the next level.   *Combine: Stock up with a 4.51 40 yard dash.  Long speed is no longer a question. *Stock now seems to be dropping, possibly out of round 1.

 


28. Carolina Panthers: Morgan Moses OT, Virginia

A giant 6’6, 320lb Left Tackle prospect who’s moving into the 1st round discussion.  Virginia continues to pump out great OT prospects.

 


29. New England Patriots: Louis Nix III NT/DT, Notre Dame

The Vince Wilfork clone stands 6’2, 340lbs.  He can play in any defensive front as either a NT or DT.  Surprising agility for a guy of his body type, he does more than just occupy blockers and stuff the run as he can get to the QB with his power moves.  Must prove he’s %100 healthy after missing time this year.

 


30. San Francisco 49ers: Kelvin Benjamin WR, Florida State

The redshirt sophomore is an absolute Beast at 6’6, 235lbs.  He is truly fun to watch and has become must see TV anytime he has the ball in his hands.  He doesn’t run, he glides and with his long strides it looks like every step is 5 yards.  He’s faced top NFL corner prospects and they simply can’t cover him, it’s really not fair.  Can you tell I’m a fan? *Stock Up on the field, Stock down off the field issues.

 

 

31. Denver Broncos: Stephon Tuitt DE/DT, Notre Dame

The 6’6, 320lb Tuitt can play anywhere on the D-Line in any scheme.  Playing a lot like former Georgia Bulldog Richard Seymour, He can play 5 technique in the 3-4 or DE and DT in the 4-3.  If his weight is down and he’s 100% healthy he should be a top 15 pick.  He’s the total package with size/power and a quick burst of the line.



32. Seattle Seahawks: Xavier Su’a-Filo OG, UCLA

Top Guard prospect. 6’3, 305lbs.  Could go in the 1st Round as the first true Guard selected. Great Combine.

 

 

ROUND TWO




33. Houston Texans: Johnny Manziel QB, Texas A&M

Johnny Football checked in at 5’11 ¾, 207lbs at the combine, he ran well and by all accounts interviewed very well.  Last year I had him pegged as an upside 3rd round pick but this year I’ve seen increased arm strength and improved accuracy which puts him right in the mix as a top 10 pick but I see him dropping.  I don’t see the Drew Brees comparisons, just because he’s short doesn’t mean he plays like all other short QB’s.  To me, his play most resembles Doug Flutie with all the scrambling and ability to make positive plays when it seems everything has broken down, the question is can he play within the pocket on a consistent basis?  He struggled in college when teams made a concentrated effort to contain him between the tackles and not allow him to run free and improvise   The big question is how teams will evaluate his personality, ability to lead a franchise and off the field question marks.  He’s simply a playmaker and his skills on the field can’t be denied. 


34. Washington Redskins: Kyle Fuller CB, Virginia Tech

6’0, 195lbs.  Up and down season, flashes shutdown CB traits at times, inconsistent. Combine: Stock Up, 4.49 (40)


35. Cleveland Browns: Chris Borland ILB, Wisconsin

Round 2 talent.  Comps to Zack Thomas


36. Oakland Raiders: Cyrus Kouandjio OT, Alabama

The 6’5, 310lb Bama Left Tackle has tremendous strength and athleticism and continues to get better with every snap.  He has as much upside as any O-Lineman in the draft with a strong punch and improving footwork. Struggled in his bowl game, getting caught lunging and off balance.  He could start off at Right Tackle in the NFL but his future is at Left Tackle.  *Combine: Huge Medical Red Flag, reports of an arthritic knee that is hereditary.  Stock on the decline.


37. Atlanta Falcons: Kyle Van Noy DE/OLB, BYU

At 6’3, 235lbs Kyle Van Noy will excel as a 3-4 OLB pass rusher or 4-3 DE.  Quick first step off the snap with great pass rush moves, he terrorizes the quarterback and actually has solid pass coverage skills.


38. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jace Amaro TE, Texas Tech

The 6’5, 260lb TE is an elite pass catching TE.  A huge target and matchup nightmare, he has great hands/size/speed proven by the fact that he just broke the single season record for most receiving yards by a Tight End in NCAA history.  He’s a great athlete and moves well for a man his size.  *Combine: Ran slower than expected


39. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jimmy Garoppolo QB, Eastern Illinois

*Stock Up, high 2nd round buzz.  Rising QB prospect, Same school and similar size to Tony Romo. 6’2, 220lbs. Quick release, average arm.

 

40. Minnesota Vikings: Scott Crichton DE/OLB, Oregon State

1st round talent at 6’3” 265lbs. Crichton’s best fit is as a 4-3 DE but he is scheme diverse and could play OLB or 5 technique in a 3-4.  Great power moves when attacking the QB, needs to expand his finesse moves at the next level.


41. Buffalo Bills: Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE, Washington

One of the four Elite TE’s in the class. 6’6, 255lbs, a gifted athlete and pass catcher who can block.  *Combine: Medical Red Flag, did not participate.

 

42. Tennessee Titans: Carlos Hyde RB, Ohio State

Hyde is my #1 RB this year, a big back at 6’0, 240lbs who can do it all.  Power, good speed for his size, pass protection and can catch out of the backfield.


43. New York Giants: Timmy Jernigan DT, Florida State

A bit undersized at 6’2, 298lbs for a 3 technique.  But, that doesn’t stop him from being a dominant force inside using great leverage and quickness to beat bigger centers and guards.


44. St. Louis Rams: Jordan Matthews WR, Vanderbilt

Ideal size at 6’3, 200lbs with great hands but average speed.  He’s polished and ready to contribute right out of the gate.  His game speed is there.  Stock Up with 4.46 40 yard dash, better than expected

 

45. Detroit Lions: DaVante Adams WR, Fresno State

1st round talent, Michael Crabtree clone.


46. Pittsburgh Steelers: David Yankey OG/RT, Stanford

Battling to be the 1st guard off the board.  1st round talent at 6’5, 300lbs, athletic for his size and versatile who can play guard and tackle. Poor Combine


47. Dallas Cowboys: Kelcy Quarles DT, South Carolina

Moving into the second round.  Now some off the field questions.


48. Baltimore Ravens: Bishop Sankey RB, Washington

5’10, 200lbs. Three down back, this year’s Gio Bernard.


49. New York Jets: Bashaud Breeland CB, Clemson

*Reports say he could go as high as Round 2.  Another big CB.


50. Miami Dolphins: Dominique Easley DE/DT, Florida

Top 10 pick if he’s healthy.  Elite first step off the line, has elite speed and power.  Missed season due to injury.


51. Chicago Bears: Trent Murphy DE/OLB, Stanford

Gifted pass rusher at 6’5, 260lbs.  Powerful/violent hands help beat more athletic blockers.  Limited athleticism showcased at the Senior Bowl, stock down a bit.


52. Arizona Cardinals: Zach Mettenberger QB, LSU

Much improved in all areas, great size (6’5, 235lbs), classic drop back/pocket QB.  Knee injury might knock him down the draft but incredible upside.


53. Green Bay Packers: Jimmy Ward SS, Northern Illinois

5’11, 190lbs, rising prospect.  Now looking like he could go late 1st round.


54. Philadelphia Eagles: Jeremiah Attaochu DE/OLB, Georgia Tech

Can rush the passer, didn’t show well at the Senior Bowl as he was moved around too much and not allowed to play DE and rush the QB.


55. Cincinnati Bengals: Ryan Shazier OLB Ohio State

6’2, 225lb pure speed LB in the mold of Bucs Lavonte David.  Best fit would be as a 4-3 Will backer but creative D-Coordinator will find a spot for him in any scheme.


56. San Francisco 49ers (via Kansas City): Demarcus Lawrence DE/OLB, Boise State

High 2nd round buzz


57. San Diego Chargers: Antonio “Tiny” Richardson OT, Tennessee

“Tiny” Richardson goes 6’6, 330lbs and has held down the Left Tackle spot for two years.  With his size/athletic ability he has tremendous upside but needs some improvement in hand placement and footwork to become the true Franchise Left Tackle. *Combine: Rumors swirling about his medicals (Knee), going so far that he made need to “Redshirt his rookie season”


58. New Orleans Saints: Deone Bucannon S, Washington State

Big hitting safety


59. Indianapolis Colts: Cyril Richardson OG, Baylor

A powerful 6’5, 330lbs who can also move.  Had a rough Senior Bowl and his stock is down, still worth a second round pick.


60. Carolina Panthers: Jarvis Landry WR, LSU

Potential to be a #1 WR, good size/game speed.  Better game speed than 40 yard dash time.


61. San Francisco 49ers: Stanley Jean-Baptiste CB, Nebraska

Huge at 6’2, 215lbs.  A big former WR, still learning the CB position.  Big time upside with coaching to improve technique.  The new Legion of Boom type CB. *Stock up with a great Combine


62. New England Patriots: Troy Niklis TE, Norte Dame

2nd Round, Huge 6’7, 265lb TE.  Now the #4 TE in the class.


63. Denver Broncos: Joel Bitonio OG/OT, Nevada

Stock Up, late 1st round buzz


64. Seattle Seahawks: Allen Robinson WR, Penn State

The 6’3, 210lb WR is a big, physical receiver who’s impressive going over the middle with ability to gain yards after the catch.  Top flight speed is not his game, compares favorably to Anquan Boldin when he was at Florida State.  Stock up with a great pro day and improved 40 time.

 

 


ROUND THREE




65. Houston Texans: Lamarcus Joyner CB/S, Florida State

Joyner (5’7”) is this year’s Honey Badger, a playmaker who lines up a Safety and nickel corner.


66. Washington Redskins: Jack Mewhort T/G, Ohio State

Looks like he will move inside to Guard or RT.


67. Oakland Raiders: Kareem Martin DE, North Carolina

6’5, 370lbs, long and fast.  A true 4-3 Right DE and rising to the top of Round 2.  Not many pure 4-3 DE’s this year, this will greatly improve is draft stock. Time to move him up.  North Carolina keeps pumping out great DE prospects


68. Atlanta Falcons: Ed Reynolds FS, Stanford

2nd/3rd Round


69. Tampa Bay: Jaguars: Jeremy Hill RB, LSU

Top 5 RB prospect, could go as high as Round 2.  At 6’2, 225lbs, Hill combines power and speed with great vision.  Some have him as the #1 RB prospect.  This is too low for a talent like Hill, most likely mid-high round 2


70. Jacksonville: Donte Moncrief WR, Ole Miss

Rising WR prospect, could go round 2, 3.


71. Cleveland Browns: Tre Mason RB, Auburn

Complete 3 down RB, starter from day one. 5’10, 200lbs with speed.  The Godfather Gil Brandt has him as the best RB in the class.


72. Minnesota Vikings: Shayne Skov ILB, Stanford

Top 5 ILB prospect.

73. Buffalo Bills: Martavis Bryant WR, Clemson

Big time upside WR, all the physical tools are there.  Great combine. Major buzz, 2nd round


74. New York Giants: Marcus Martin OC, USC

Stock up, Top center on many boards


75. St. Louis Rams: A.J. McCarron QB, Alabama

Good size (6’3, 220lbs) and purely a pocket QB.  His tools are not remarkable, needs talent around him for success.

 
76. Detroit Lions: Marcus Roberson, CB, Florida

Solid man cover corner, disciplined with good technique.  Needs more fire as he avoids contact.  Great size at 6’0, 185lbs, he could go late first round. Stock down with 4.61 40 yard dash.


77. San Francisco 49ers (via Tennessee): Weston Richburg C, Colorado State

May be the best Center in the draft, Stock Up


78. Dallas Cowboys: Dion Baily FS, USC

Second Round


79. Baltimore Ravens: JaWuan James OT, Tennessee

RT who could find his way into round 2.


80. New York Jets: Lache Seastrunk RB, Baylor

(5’9, 210lbs).  Explosive, 1 cut and go style runner, could go as high as round 2. *Stock Up


81. Miami Dolphins: Louchiez Purifoy CB, Florida

Big CB (6’1, 190lbs) who loves to gamble, fiery competitor.  Gets caught out of position or burned while going all out for picks.  Elite athletic ability to go along with NFL size and looks for contact. *Combine: Surprisingly slow 40 at 4.61, I thought he would be faster.  Stock Down


82. Chicago Bears: Keith McGill CB, Utah

Big, Physical Legion of Boom type CB at 6’3, 215lbs.  Moving up. Combine, Stock Up. Round 2.


83. Cleveland Browns (via Pittsburgh): Craig Loston SS, LSU 

Round 2/3


84. Arizona Cardinals: Cody Latimer WR, Indiana

2nd round buzz.  Stock way up.


85. Green Bay Packers: C.J. Fiedorowicz TE, Iowa

Stock Up


86. Philadelphia Eagles: Terrance Mitchell CB, Oregon

Overshadowed at Oregon as the #2 CB but solid all around.


87. Kansas City Chiefs: Gabe Jackson OG, Mississippi State

Big mauler at Guard, starts from day one.  Athletic for his size. 6’4, 335lbs.


88. Cincinnati Bengals: Ego Ferguson DT, LSU

Day one starter at DT.


89. San Diego Chargers: Marcus Smith DE/OLB, Louisville 

2nd Round, Stock Up


90. Indianapolis Colts: Anthony Johnson DE/DT, LSU


91. New Orleans Saints: Billy Turner OT/OG, North Dakota State

A lot of buzz at the Senior Bowl, potential plug and play guard and mid round steal


92. Carolina Panthers: Paul Richardson WR, Colorado

Could go as high as 2nd round.  Stock on the decline in loaded WR class


93. New England Patriots: Trai Turner OG, LSU

Stock up, round 2 or 3.

 

94. San Francisco 49ers: Pierre Desir CB, Lindenwood 

Great size at 6’1, 195lbs and great Senior Bowl. Round 2/3


95. Denver Broncos: Jaylen Watkins CB, Florida

Smooth, great technique. Big at 6’0, 195 lbs.  Lots of talent with the Gator CB’s this year. Stock Up, fastest 40 of all the Gator CB’s.


96. Minnesota Vikings (via Seattle): Christian Jones OLB/ILB/DE, Florida State

Great size/speed combo at 6’4, 230lbs, can play any LB spot and slide down to DE.  Can play in any scheme but best fit would be at OLB in the 3-4 Defense.  I would take him late in the 1st Round, he’s going to be great.

 

97. Pittsburgh (compensatory): Bruce Ellington WR, South Carolina

 

98. Green Bay (compensatory): Victor Hampton CB, South Carolina

 

99. Baltimore (compensatory): Jackson Jeffcoat DE/LB, Texas

2nd, round talent.  May have to stick at LB at his size.

 

100. San Francisco (compensatory): Tom Savage QB, Pitt

2nd round Buzz.  Ideal size and arm strength. He’s not accurate, so that’s a bit of a problem. I don’t get the high 2nd round buzz but it’s out there.

 



ROUND FOUR

 



101. Houston Texans: Cameron Fleming OT, Stanford

Right Tackle, 2/3 Round


102. Washington Redskins: DaQuan Jones DT, Penn State


103. Atlanta Falcons: Arthur Lynch TE, Georgia

Rising TE prospect played well at the Senior Bowl, complete TE.


104. New York Jets (Via Tampa Bay): Jared Abbrederis WR, Wisconsin

Great showing at the Senior Bowl, catches everything


105. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ka’Deem Carey RB, Arizona

5’10, 200lbs, great vision and explosive.  Can catch the ball and pass protect. *Combine: slow 40, stock down.


106. Cleveland Browns:
Brandon Thomas OT/OG Clemson

Rising prospect but just tore his ACL at the Saints team visit.  There was 1st/2nd round talk pre injury.


107. Oakland Raiders: Brandon Coleman WR, Rutgers

Big, 6’6, WR. Upside pick


108. Minnesota Vikings: Aaron Lynch, DE South Florida

Former Notre Dame Stud, transferred and his production never got back to his ND days.  He could be Greg Hardy.

 
109. Buffalo Bills: Ed Stinson DE/DT, Alabama


110. St. Louis Rams: Daniel McCullers DT/NT, Tennessee

Huge, biggest guy at the senior Bowl at 6’6, 350lbs.


111. Detroit Lions: Yawin Smallwood LB, Connecticut


112. Tennessee Titans: Aaron Murray QB, Georgia

Polished college QB. 6’0, 201lbs.


113. New York Giants: Charles Sims RB, West Virginia

Underrated RB who should go higher. Complete 3 down RB with pass catching skills.

 
114. Jacksonville Jaguars (via Baltimore): Will Sutton DT, Arizona State

Undersized DT but great tape, how far will he drop due to size?  6’0, 315lbs, he’s short with short arms and the added 15 pounds is not good weight.


115. New York Jets: Logan Thomas QB Virginia Tech

Big project QB.  Huge at 6-5, 250lbs.  Very inconstant, has all the tools but needs to be broken down and rebuilt in terms of mechanics. Teams may want him as a TE.


116. Miami Dolphins: Anthony Steen OG, Alabama


117. Chicago Bears: Telvin Smith, LB/S Florida State

Another great FSU prospect.  3rd, 4th Round. Jacked but very lean, may have to move to Safety


118. Pittsburgh Steelers: Trevor Reilly DE/OLB, Utah

2nd Round


119. Dallas Cowboys: E.J. Gaines CB, Missouri

5’10, 195lbs.


120. Arizona Cardinals: Seantrel Henderson OT, Miami

Physically gifted RT, former #1 prospect out of high school.  Does he love football?  Massive at 6’6, 330lbs and very well put together, he has the biggest wingspan of anyone at the Senior Bowl and that really helps him at Offensive Tackle.  *Quit during his Pro Day, No clue where he lands now.



121. Green Bay Packers: Andre Hal CB, Vanderbilt


122. Philadelphia Eagles: Mike Davis WR, Texas

Great showing at the Senior Bowl, speed/deep threat. Drops are a problem.


123. Kansas City Chiefs: Lamin Barrow ILB, LSU


124. Cincinnati Bengals: Brett Smith QB, Wyoming

Developmental QB. Athletic, decent arm.


125. San Diego Chargers: Addrian Hubbard, DE/OLB Alabama

Great Combine


126. New Orleans Saints: Tyler Larsen C, Utah State


127. Cleveland Browns (via Indianapolis): Ross Cockrell CB Duke


128. Carolina Panthers: Wesley Johnson OT, Vanderbilt

Underrated O-Line prospect.


129. San Francisco 49ers: Josh Mauro DE/DT, Stanford


130. New England Patriots: Chris Smith DE/OLB, Arkansas

Round 2, 3. Undersized but fast and athletic


131. Denver Broncos: Terrence Brooks S, Florida State


132. Seattle Seahawks: De’Anthony Thomas RB/WR, Oregon

DAT didn’t run the expected blazing 40, his best position may be slot WR.

 

133. Detroit (compensatory) Walt Aikens CB, Liberty

6’1, 205lbs.  Impressive Senior Bowl

 

134. Baltimore (compensatory) Carl Bradford DE/OLB, Arizona State

Declared early, 2/3 round.

 

135. Houston (compensatory) Antone Exum CB/S, Virginia Tech

Injuries will knock him down. Big, versatile CB who will likely stick at Safety.

 

136. Detroit (compensatory) Caraun Reid DT, Princeton

Great Senior Bowl, pass rusher inside in the 4-3 Defense.

 

137. New York Jets (compensatory) Xavier Grimble TE, USC

 

138. Baltimore (compensatory) Jacob Pederson TE, Wisconsin

 

139. Atlanta (compensatory) Kevin Norwood WR, Alabama

Stock Up

140. New England (compensatory) Zach Fulton OG/OC, Tennessee

 


ROUND FIVE




141. Houston Texans: Max Bullough ILB, Michigan State


142. Washington Redskins: Ronald Powell DE/OLB, Florida

Stock up


143. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Deandre Coleman DE/DT, California


144. Jacksonville Jaguars: James Hurst OT, North Carolina

Broken Leg in final game drops him down a bit, solid Left Tackle


145. Cleveland Browns: Andrew Jackson LB Western Kentucky

Stock up.


146. Seattle Seahawks (via Oakland): George Uko DE, USC 


147. Atlanta Falcons: Andre Williams RB, Boston College

Ran a better 40 than expected, can he catch out of the backfield?


148. Minnesota Vikings: Storm Johnson RB Central Florida

Stock Up, mid round buzz.


149. Buffalo Bills: Vinnie Sunseri S, Alabama



150. Jacksonville Jaguars (via Baltimore): Deion Belue CB, Alabama


151. Tennessee Titans: Aaron Colvin CB, Oklahoma

Tore his ACL at the Senior Bowl, just terrible news and he will fall down boards a bit.  5’11, 185lbs. 


152. New York Giants: Morgan Breslin DE/OLB, USC

Combine snub.  Played though injuries all year, good value.


153. St. Louis Rams: Dri Archer RB, Kent State

Impressive Combine with the fastest 40 yard dash at 4.26


154. New York Jets: Ahmad Dixon S, Baylor


155. Miami Dolphins: Tre Boston S, North Carolina


156. Chicago Bears: David Fales QB, San Jose State

Arm strength is not great and only 6’1, 220lbs.


157. Pittsburgh Steelers: Terrance Hackney OT, Bethune-Cookman


158. Dallas Cowboys: Stephen Morris QB Miami

Up and down season due to injury, throws a beautiful deep ball but inconstant with all short to intermediate throws. 6’1, 210lbs.


159. Jacksonville Jaguars (via Detroit): Ed Stinson DE/DT, Alabama


160. Arizona Cardinals: Chris Davis CB, Auburn


161. Green Bay Packers: Jordan Zumwalt OLB, UCLA


162. Philadelphia Eagles: Anthony Harris FS, Virginia 


163. Kansas City Chiefs: Dakota Dozier OG, Furman

Stock Up. 3rd-5th round


164. Cincinnati Bengals: Kameron Jackson CB, Cal


165. San Diego Chargers: Isaiah Crowell  RB, Alabama State

Georgia transfer with elite talent.


166. Indianapolis Colts: James Wilder Jr. RB, Florida State


167. New Orleans Saints: Josh Huff WR, Oregon

Rising slot WR 


168. Carolina Panthers: Hakeem Smith SS, Louisville 


169. Philadelphia Eagles (via New England): Taylor Hart DE, Oregon  


170. San Francisco 49ers: Tyler Starr LB South Dakota

Stock Up


171. Denver Broncos: Jeremy Gallon WR, Michigan


172. Seattle Seahawks: Richard Rogers TE, California

Rising TE prospect.

 

173. Pittsburgh (compensatory) Marcel Jensen TE, Fresno State

 

174. New York Giants (compensatory) Robert Herron WR, Wyoming

Stock up, mid round WR

 

175. Baltimore (compensatory) Charles Leno OT Boise State

Stock Up

 

176. Green Bay (compensatory) Jeff Janis WR, Saginaw Valley

 

 

ROUND SIX



177. Houston Texans:
Marion Grice RB, Arizona State

 

178. Washington Redskins: Terrance West RB, Towson

Could be the top small school prospect in the entire draft.


179. Jacksonville Jaguars:
Tajh Boyd QB, Clemson

*Stock Down.  6’0, 220lb QB.  Solid skill set, needs time to improve footwork and accuracy.


180. Cleveland Browns:
Bryan Stork C, Florida State

Stock Down


181. Oakland Raiders: Jalen Saunders WR, Oklahoma


182. Atlanta Falcons: Marqueston Huff S, Wyoming


183. Chicago Bears(via TB):
Devonta Freeman RB, Florida State

Stock Up


184. Minnesota Vikings: Bennett Jackson, CB Notre Dame

 
185. Buffalo Bills: Jeff Mathews QB, Cornell

Great size at 6’3, 220 lbs.  Level of competition is the question.


186. Tennessee Titans:
Rashaad Reynolds CB, Oregon State 


187. New York Giants: Michael Schofield, OT Michigan

Pure Right Tackle


188. St Louis Rams: Anthony Harris S, Virginia


189. Detroit Lions:
Connor Shaw QB South Carolina


190. Miami Dolphins:
Kenny Ladler S, Vanderbilt


191. Chicago Bears: Christian Kirksey LB Iowa


192. Pittsburgh Steelers:
Shilique Calhoun DE/OLB, Michigan State


193. Dallas Cowboys: Michael Sam DE/OLB, Missouri

Pass rush specialist, can line up as a 4-3 DE and maybe OLB. Declined this year but can get to the QB. 


194. Baltimore Ravens:
Garrett Gilbert QB, SMU

Lots of late buzz


195. New York Jets:
Dontae Johnson S North Carolina State


196. Arizona Cardinals: Jeoffrey Pagan DE, Alabama

Injury, Stock Down


197. Green Bay Packers: Travis Swanson C, Arkansas

Stock Down


198. New England Patriots (via Phi):
Kevin Pierre-Louis LB Boston College

Great Combine, great speed and fluid for any LB spot


199. Cincinnati Bengals:
Shamar Stephen DT Connecticut


200. Kansas City Chiefs:
Brent Urban DE/DT Virginia  


201. San Diego Chargers: Ryan Grant WR, Tulane


202. New Orleans Saints: Brandon Linder OG, Miami


203. Indianapolis Colts:
Devon Kennard OLB, USC


204. Carolina Panthers:
Shaquille Richardson CB Arizona


205. San Francisco 49ers:
Viliami Moala DL, Cal


206. New England Patriots:
Prince Shembo DE/OLB, Notre Dame


207. Denver Broncos:
Nickoe Whitley S, Mississippi State


208. Seattle Seahawks:
Calvin Barnett DT, Oklahoma State  

 

209. New York Jets (compensatory) Crockett Gillmore TE Colorado State

 

210. New York Jets (compensatory) Keon Lyn CB Syracuse

 

211. Houston (compensatory) Joe Don Duncan TE, Dixie State

 

212. Cincinnati (compensatory) Derrell Johnson LB East Carolina

 

213. New York Jets (compensatory) Jay Prosch FB, Auburn

 

214. St. Louis (compensatory) Russell Bodine OG North Carolina

 

215. Pittsburgh (compensatory) Chris Boswell K, Rice

 


ROUND SEVEN

 



216. Houston Texans: Chandler Jones WR, San Jose State


217. Washington Redskins: L'Damian Washington WR Missouri


218. Cleveland Browns: DeDe Lattimore ILB South Florida


219. Oakland Raiders: Colt Lyerla TE, Oregon

Big off the field questions but great athlete


220. Atlanta Falcons: Ty Zimmerman S, Kansas State


221. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bryn Renner QB, North Carolina


222. Jacksonville Jaguars: Quincy Enunwa, WR, Nebraska


223. Minnesota Vikings: Keith Wenning QB, Ball State


224. Buffalo Bills: Nevin Lawson CB Utah State


225. Carolina Panthers (via New York Giants): James Stone C, Tennessee


226. St Louis Rams: James Gayle DE Vigrinia Tech


227. Detroit Lions: Sean Hickey OT, Syracuse


228. Tennessee Titans: Pierre Warren FS, Jacksonville State


229. Dallas Cowboys (via Chi):
Austin Wentworth OT Fresno State


230. Pittsburgh Steelers: Tevin Reese WR Baylor


231. Dallas Cowboys: Dez Southward S, Wisconsin


232. Indianapolis Colts (via Bal): Albert Louis-Jean CB, Boston College


233. New York Jets: Casey Pachall QB, TCU


234. Miami Dolphins: Ryan Carrethers DT, Arkansas State


235. Oakland Raiders (via Ari): TJ Jones WR Notre Dame


236. Green Bay Packers: Dexter McDougle CB Maryland


237. Philadelphia Eagles:
Andrew Norwell OG, Ohio State


238. Kansas City Chiefs:
Gabe Ikard C, Oklahoma


239. Cincinnati Bengals:
Glenn Carson, LB Penn State


240. San Diego Chargers:
Kapri Bibbs RB, Colorado State

31 TD’s this season, good lord this guy can find the end zone.


241. San Francisco 49ers (via Ind):
Silas Redd RB USC


242. San Francisco 49ers (via NO):
Corey Linsley OC, Ohio State


243. San Francisco 49ers (via Car):
Anthony Fera K, Texas


244. New England Patriots:
Matt Patchan OG Boston College


245. San Francisco 49ers:
Sean Parker S Washington


246. Denver Broncos: Henry Josey RB, Missouri


247. Seattle Seahawks: Preston Brown ILB Louisville

 

248. Dallas (compensatory) J.C. Copeland FB LSU

 

249. St. Louis (compensatory) Jake Murphy, TE Utah

 

250. St. Louis (compensatory) Nick Addison CB, Bethune-Cookman

 

251. Dallas (compensatory) Calvin Barnett DT, Oklahoma State

 

252. Cincinnati (compensatory) Tracy Moore, WR Oklahoma State

 

253. Atlanta (compensatory) Donald Hawkins OT, Texas

 

254. Dallas (compensatory) Ryan Carrethers DT Arkansas State

 

255. Atlanta (compensatory) Marcus Williams CB North Dakota State

 

256. Houston (compensatory) Chris Watt OG, Notre Dame

 

**END 7 ROUND MOCK**