Monday, January 30, 2012

2012 Mock Draft 3 Rounds (Updated 2/21/12)

*Updated 2/21/12 (Round 3 added)*

If you don't like the pick, tell me who you think your team will draft


1. Indianapolis Colts -- Andrew Luck [QB; Stanford]

Team Needs -- QB, DE, WR, OLB, TE, NT, CB

No debate here. The best QB prospect since Peyton Manning/John Elway, he can make every throw and is a better athlete than he’s given credit for. A true leader. People are trying to find flaws in his game…they’re wasting their time. The 6-foot-4, 235-pounder looks like one of the safest quarterback prospects of the past 20 years. Lock it up.

2. St. Louis Rams -- Justin Blackmon [WR; Oklahoma State]

Team Needs -- LT, WR, CB, SLB, C, RB, FS

·       TRADE ALERT: Expect the Browns to trade up to #2 and select RG3
I expect them to trade out of this spot to the Browns for RG3 and make this pick at #4.

Justin Blackmon is a true Elite #1 WR prospect.  He’s closer to Julio Jones than AJ Green as a prospect. The 6-foot-1, 211-pound Blackmon is the total package as a receiver. He is a tough and physical player who can operate well in the short to intermediate part of the field and has the speed to score on any reception and stretch defenses vertically.  Blackmon compares to Dez Bryant without the knuckle head factor. They may have Matt Kalil rated higher but the picks they will obtain from the Browns should be enough to move down two spots.

3. Minnesota Vikings -- Matt Kalil [LT; USC]

Team Needs -- LT, CB, WR, RG, RB, FS, DT

If the Rams trade out of #2 then the debate begins with LT Matt Kalil vs. WR Blackmon. LSU CB Morris Claiborne is also a possibility but I think they give Ponder a true Elite Left Tackle to protect his blind side.

At 6-foot-7, 295-pounds, Kalil is a giant who could still add good weight while keeping his light feet.  He’s so good that his play at LT kept last year’s #9 overall pick, Tyron Smith, at RT while at USC. With Percy Harvin on the roster, LT is a bigger need. I expect a good WR to be available in the 2nd and CB’s in the third.

4. Cleveland Browns -- Robert Griffen III [QB; Baylor]

Team Needs -- WR, QB, RB, RT, OLB, DE

  • TRADE ALERT: Expect the Browns to trade up to #2 and select RG3
I’m projecting they trade up to #2.  According to the value chart it would only cost this pick plus a 2nd to move up to the Rams #2 pick (Rams will likely ask and get more). Redskins and Dolfins could try to jump them to get RG3, If a bidding war breaks out for the Rams or Vikes pick to get QB Robert Griffen III the Browns have the most ammo and will get him (Thanks Falcons).

Griffin earned his Heisman Trophy and truly was the best player in college football this year. The 6-foot-2, 220-pounder was a big-play machine. He has a strong arm, is extremely accurate throwing the ball downfield and has great mobility. He’s not a running QB who just takes off if his first read is covered; he goes through his progressions and only runs when all other options are out the window.

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Trent Richardson [RB; Alabama]

Team Needs -- CB, RB, DT, OLB, RT, C, WR, S

30th ranked rush offense. A true #1 RB and the best RB prospect since Adrian Peterson. A much better prospect than Mark Ingram.  Legarret Blunt proved he is better suited in a time share.  Greg Schiano comes into town and brings his smash mouth football philosophy with him. This pick could definitely be Morris Claiborne who would fill a much larger need but this offense needs to be able to control the clock and move the chains consistently and T-Rich is a player that can do that for them.

In 2011, Richardson had 24 total touchdowns (21 rushing, three receiving) while running for 1,679 yards. He averaged 5.9 yards per carry with 29 receptions for 338 yards and three touchdowns. Richardson has the explosiveness to break off big plays and should be the rare RB that goes in the top 5. There is depth at CB in rounds 2-4 and the Bucs could continue to run the cover 2 which doesn't place a huge emphasis on man cover guys.

6. Washington Redskins -- Morris Claiborne [CB; LSU]

Team Needs -- QB, WR, NT, DE, OL, LB, CB, S
They could sell everything to move up to #2 for RG3, if they don’t than Claiborne should be the pick. He is the last elite prospect.

Claiborne is going to bring speed and playmaking ability to the team that drafts him. The 6-foot, 188-pounder possesses a phenomenal skill set, and proved that throughout the 2011 season. He has the speed and athleticism to be an elite cover corner with the ball skills to punish teams for throwing his direction.  

They could reach for a WR if they sign Peyton Manning after he gets released.  Hearing rumors that if they don’t get RG3 or Peyton Manning they will move down or back into the 1st round and select Ryan Tannehill, QB, TEXAS AM.

7. Jacksonville Jaguars-- Quinton Coples [DE; North Carolina]

Team Needs -- WR, DE, LG, RT, QB, DT


The Jags need help all over and WR is a real possibility but the upside of getting a great pass-rushing DE may be too tough to pass up. Not the elite prospect that Peppers was at North Carolina but he will be solid at the very least.

The 6-foot-5, 281 lbs Coples is evrything you look for out of a 4-3 DE and has an impressive combination of size abd speed. There are questions about his motor as he seemed to disappear during games and didn't dominate like 2010. The pre-draft interview process will be important as teams will want to know if football is his top priority. A reach WR like Kendall Wright is not out of the question as the Jags have been known to surprise on draft day.

8. Miami Dolphins -- Riley Reiff [RT; Iowa]

Team Needs -- QB, OLB, DE, WR, RT, S
If Miami lands Flynn or another NFL veteran, the team could use this pick to provide some better blocking.

Marc Columbo was a liability at right tackle this year, and the Dolphins could use a bookend tackle to pair with Jake Long. Reiff was a solid left tackle for the Hawkeyes. At 6-foot-6, 300 pounds, he has the frame to add some more good weight. Day one starter at RT

9. Carolina Panthers -- Michael Brockers [DT; LSU]

Team Needs -- CB, DT, S, RT, WR, OLB
He’s not a household name yet but he will be. He’s Stout Run stuffer with the most potential in this class at Dline IMO. Brockers could rise even higher in the coming months.

He was a disruptive force in 2011, totaling 54 tackles with 10 tackles for a loss, two sacks, one forced fumble and one blocked kick. Brockers is a well-rounded player who is fast and strong. The 6-foot-6, 306-pounder could stay as a defensive tackle in a 4-3 defense.  Alabama CB Dre Kirkpatrick is another option.

10. Buffalo Bills -- Courtney Upshaw [DE/OLB; Alabama]

Team Needs -- DE, LT, TE, WR, QB, CB, OLB
This seems too logical to not happen. Upshaw is exactly the type of player this defense needs coming off the edge. They are switching back to the 4-3 but Upshaw can play DE or SAM LB (much like KIWI for the Giants) even though many project him as only a 3-4 OLB.

The 6-foot-1, 273 pounder has the size to hold up on the edge and also has the athletic ability to rush the passer with speed as well as power. He had a strong week at the Senior Bowl and consistently won his matchups in the one-on-one pass protection drills.

They passed on Brian Orakpo for Aaron Maybin a few years back, now they can make up for that.

11. Kansas City Chiefs -- Dre Kirkpatrick [CB; Alabama]

Team Needs -- CB, RT, WR, QB, RB, NT, S, ILB

Bowe will be franchised and after giving Flowers big money there is not anymore left on the table for Brandon Carr. Kirkpatrick will cost less than half the money and is a solid prospect. Barry Richardson's replacement can wait another round or two.

Kirkpatrick's draft stock took a big hit with his January marijuana arrest. Kirkpatrick is a physical defender who also has good speed. At 6-foot-3, 192 pounds, he has the height and leaping ability to play with any big receiver in the NFL.

12. Seattle Seahawks -- Devon Still [DT; Penn State]

Team Needs -- QB, DE, OG, WR, CB, DT

Still had a great senior season. He was a playmaker and the leader of the Penn State defense. The 6-foot-5, 311-pounder has good size, surprising speed and real power.

QB Ryan Tannehill, QB, TEXAS AM could be in play here or a DE if Q. Coples falls.

13. Arizona Cardinals -- Jonathan Martin [LT; Stanford]

Team Needs -- LT, OLB, WR, ILB, CB

Martin stands 6’6, 305 pounds and is your prototypical Left Tackle prospect. He’s already an elite run blocker and the pass-protection potential is certainly there as he’s been protecting Andrew Luck’s blind side for years. This move would slide Levi Brown back to RT, need meets value with this pick

14. Dallas Cowboys -- David DeCastro [G; Stanford]

Team Needs -- C, CB, ILB,S, OG

Decided to go Decastro to replace Kosier. It was either that or Barron to replace Abe Elam, but Barron is more of a SS and they have Sensabaugh locked up just this past offseason. CB Kirkpatrick/Jenkins are very much in play here also.
DeCastro is so dominant, he is worth a top-20 pick. The 6-foot-5, 310-pounder is an experienced starter who was a second-team All-American in 2010 and a first-team All-American this season. You could make a strong argument for DeCastro being one of the safest picks in this draft class.

15. Philadelphia Eagles -- Luke Keuchly [MLB; Boston College]

Team Needs -- MLB, OLB, DT, S, WR, G, C

This seems to easy this yr. Eagles are always a tough call to mock but they need the best LB prospect available who can immediately impact the defense. They usually go O-Line or D-Line but the LB’s need a major upgrade.

Kuechly is not the most athletic prospect but he is a pure football player and always around the ball. The 6-foot-3, 237-pounder is hands down the most consistent and productive first-round MLB prospects beating out upside MLB’s Vontaze Burfict and Dont'a Hightower.

16. NY Jets -- Mark Barron [SS: Alabama]

Team Needs -- RT, WR, QB, S, OLB

It is time to upgrade Eric Smith and Brodney Pool. Barron plays SS which is the need spot. Barron is the #1 rated Safety prospect and there’s a big drop off at Safety after him, making him tough to pass up.

More than his stats illustrate, Barron was all over the field for Alabama. What separates the senior from other safeties are amazing instincts. He is always around the football, has good size (6-2, 218) and runs well. Barron could be the hardest hitting safety in the draft.  

Other areas of need are a new RT, pass-rushing OLB and WR. Hearing rumors that Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd is very much in play for the Jets if Plax does not return.

17. Cincinnati (f/Oakland) -- Alfonzo Dennard [CB; Nebraska]

Team Needs -- CB, LG, WR, RB, S, DE

The Bengals have been one of the best drafting teams after the last few years and have a great young core of players on both sides of the ball.  With Leon Hall coming off season ending surgery, Nate Clements up there in age and Pacman and K. Jennings UFA's adding a CB is a high priority.

Dennard had a rough Senior Bowl and his stock is starting to slip.  He started out slowly and improved some before ending the week early with a hip injury. Overall in 2011, Dennard (5-10, 203) had an excellent season, and proved that he has great ability as a cover corner. Dennard had tight coverage throughout the year, and teams avoided throwing at him, thereby leaving the senior with only 31 tackles and six passes broken up.

The guard and running back class is deep enough to wait until day 2.  I still can’t believe how much they got from the Raiders for Carson Palmer…Someone needs to help the Raiders with these trades

18. San Diego Chargers -- Mike Adams [OT; Ohio State]

Team Needs -- T, G, OLB, DE, ILB, CB, SS

This would be a good fit assuming Gaither is not resigned. The OSU Tackle is on the rise after a great Senior Bowl. If Antonio Garay walks you could see them select DT Dontari Poe as well.

He broke into the lineup as a sophomore and became a first-team Big Ten standout as a junior. Adams (6-7, 323) is a powerful run blocker who may have to start as a right tackle at the pro level but can eventually move over to LT.

19. Chicago Bears -- Michael Floyd [WR; Notre Dame]

Team Needs -- LT, WR, TE, G, S, DE, LB

Bears get lucky as Floyd's off the field concerns make him slide a bit but he is a true #1 WR prospect, something the Bears lack.

The 6-foot-3, 224-pounder has good speed to go along with his size, body control and strong hands. Plus, he is a polished receiver and route-runner. In many 2011 games, Floyd was an unstoppable force. For the season, he had 100 receptions for 1,147 yards and nine touchdowns.

I considered Center Peter Konz here as well but WR is a more pressing need.  OT Gabe Carimi will be back from injury to help out the O-Line but there is still room for improvement. If Ohio States LT Mike Adams somehow makes it to pick 19 I think he would get the nod over Floyd.

20. Tennessee Titans -- Melvin Ingram [DE; South Carolina]

Team Needs -- C, G, DE, MLB, SS, DT, WR

Dave Ball and Jason Jones are both UFA's and more production is needed from the DE position from a pass rush standpoint.

Ingram has versatile size (6-1, 276) and is a special athlete with a unique combination of speed and agility to get to the QB. Amazing all-around athlete and an instant upgrade for the pass rush.

The interior O-Line needs to be addressed to help out CJ2K but no guards/centers present value here.

21. Cincinnati Bengals – Lamar Miller (RB; Miami)

Team Needs -- CB, LG, WR, RB, S, DE

Cedric Benson is a free agent and Miller played through injuries for the Canes and is the #2 RB prospect in the draft. I think this pick could be the steal of the draft as Miller is next in line as a great Canes RB heading to the NFL. He looks a lot like Titans running back Chris Johnson.

Miller had a breakout 2011 season with 1,272 yards and nine touchdowns rushing while averaging 5.46 yards per carry. Miller (5-11, 212) has the size and strength to handle the pounding of a large amount of carries. What makes him stand out is his speed; he has the quickness to hit a hole quickly and the straight-line speed to score on any carry.

22. Cleveland Browns (f/Atlanta) -- Kendall Wright [WR; Baylor]

Team Needs -- WR, QB, RB, RT, OLB, DE

RG3 gets his #1 WR weapon to go along with Greg Little. WR Wright is flying up draft boards and could be gone but I’m sticking with this for now. If the Browns come away with these two Baylor players we’re looking at a whole new team. Very similar to Carolina Panthers Steve Smith

Wright will bring a downfield explosive element to any NFL offense. The senior proved to be extremely durable at the college level, having never missed a game over four seasons of playing time. He recorded at least two catches in every outing of his collegiate career.

Wright was an unstoppable receiver this season in the Big XII. The top target for quarterback Robert Griffin III, Wright burned secondary’s with big plays downfield throughout 2011. The 5-foot-10, 190-pounder could line up outside or as a slot receiver, but he will be a deep threat to help stretch defenses downfield.

23. Detroit Lions -- Janoris Jenkins [CB; Northern Alabama]

Team Needs -- OT, LB, CB, C, RB, DE, S

Jenkins (5-9, 191) does not have huge size, but has a top skill set as a cover corner. He had a shot to be a top-10 pick this season if it weren't for the multiple drug arrests that got him kicked out of Florida. If Jenkins had stayed out of trouble, he could have challenged Claiborne as the top cornerback in the class.
Jenkins was dominant at the Senior Bowl. He is a pure cover corner with the speed and agility to run with any receiver. This year at North Alabama, Jenkins had 53 tackles with four tackles for a loss and six passes broken up. The senior dominated the weak competition, as expected.

Jenkins was a starter as a true freshman opposite Joe Haden in 2008 when the Gators won the National Championship. He is fast with great feet and athleticism. Jenkins can flip his hips and run with speed receivers. Even at under six-foot, he had success going against the best big receivers he saw in the SEC. Jenkins held South Carolina's Alshon Jeffery to six receptions for 53 yards and no scores in 2010, after Jeffery only notched six catches for 57 yards in their first battle. Also, Georgia's A.J. Green had only four catches for 42 yards and a score in the Gators-Bulldogs 2010 meeting. Neither Green nor Jeffery recorded a 100-yard game against Jenkins.

If OSU Left Tackle Mike Adams falls, he should be the pick. The wild card here is North Carolina's OLB Zack Brown (rumored 4.2 forty) as the Lions have been known to go best player available.

24. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Don'ta Hightower [ILB; Alabama]

Team Needs -- LG, LT, NT, DE, ILB, CB

Finding a replacement for Farrior and value hits dead on here with Hightower who is an excellent fit for their scheme. A solid run stuffer to team next to Timmons gives them a solid interior for the future.

At 6-foot-4, 260 pounds, Hightower is a physical, in-the-box defender. He takes on and beats offensive linemen regularly without difficulty. The intelligent junior is the signal caller for the Crimson Tide defense, a complex collegiate scheme. His best fit seems to be inside in the 3-4 scheme.

25. Denver Broncos -- Dontari Poe [NT; Memphis]

Team Needs -- CB, DT, WR, C, G, RB, MLB, S

Marcus Thomas and Bunkley are UFA's so Poe would be a great run stuffer to add to the mix.

Poe is a massive load at the line of scrimmage. The 6-foot-5, 350-pounder is difficult for offensive linemen to move, and he is dependable to fill his gap and keep linemen off the linebackers. This year, he totaled 33 tackles with eight tackles for a loss, one sack and one forced fumble. Poe looks like he will be a good nose tackle in the NFL in a 4-3 or a 3-4.  Thought about TE here as they do not have a true #1 despite adding some last year, RB or CB is a possibility too but that can wait.

26. Houston Texans -- Alshon Jeffrey [WR; South Carolina]

Team Needs -- WR, G, NT, SS, CB, C

Boy what a get this would be. Adding Jeffrey, a great red zone target, to team with Andre Johnson would be a welcome addition to the Houston offense.
2011 was not great for AJ but that was due to truly awful QB play. In 2010, Jeffery put up a massive season, hauling in 88 passes for 1,517 yards and nine touchdowns. Additionally, he is a good run blocker who gets physical with defenders in the ground game. The 6-foot-4, 230-pounder can use his size to win passes downfield. Concerns about his weight and speed could drop his stock.

27. New England (f/New Orleans) -- Nick Perry [DE/OLB; USC]

Team Needs -- WR, CB, S, C, DT, DE, OLB

Perry would fit the Pats hybrid fronts and offer versatility as a 4-3 or 3-4 edge rusher. Perry really improved in 2011 and was a force for USC. He had 54 tackles, 9.5 sacks, 13 tackles for a loss with two passes batted and three forced fumbles. Perry broke out with eight sacks as a freshman.

The 6-foot-3, 250-pounder should add some more weight and strength for the NFL if he stays in a 4-3 defense, but Perry also could be a good fit at his current weight in a 3-4 defense. He is very fast and has a good repertoire of pass-rushing moves.  Has the build BB typically looks for if he checks in above 6'3 and 250lbs. The last time they had pick #27 they traded it to the Packers…they selected OLB Clay Matthews.

28. Green Bay Packers – Peter Konz [OC/OG; Wisconsin]

Team Needs -- OLB, DE, CB, RB, OT, S, C

As the Packers put up 30+ a game they need guys who can protect Aaron Rodgers.  They stay local with the best interior O-Lineman on the board.

The 6-foot-5, 315-pounder is bigger and more powerful than many centers with better athleticism than one might think. He is a pure road grader as a run blocker. They should also be looking at a rush OLB to play opposite Clay Matthews.

29. Baltimore Ravens -- Whitney Mercilus [DE/OLB; Illinois]

Team Needs -- LT, S, WR, C, ILB, OG

Whitney Mercilus (6-4, 265) can line up opposite Suggs as a 3-4 OLB. The Illinois pass-rusher has Jason Pierre Paul-type potential. I definitely think Mercilus could rise towards the top of the first round and be this draft's Aldon Smith. Mercilus was the most productive pass rusher in college football this year. He led the nation in sacks and forced fumbles with 16 and nine respectively. Mercilus also had 57 tackles and 22.5 tackles for a loss. He was relentless at getting to the quarterback.

Mercilus' first step is very explosive, and it quickly gets him up field. His speed and ability to cut to the inside are excellent. Against Ohio State's Mike Adams, one of the best offensive tackles Mercilus played this year, he beat Adams for 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble. I’ll keep him here for now but he could move up.

Interior O-Line like Georgia OG/OT Cordy Glenn or Wisconsin OG/OC Peter Konz could be the pick.  Ozzie could look for a future Ray Lewis heir to the throne like Bama ILB Don'ta Hightower or ASU ILB beast Vontaze Burfict.

30. San Francisco 49ers -- Andre Branch [DE/OLB; Clemson]

Team Needs -- WR, G, CB, S

In the SF 3-4 Branch can play opposite Justin Smith at DE or Opposite stud rookie Aldon Smith as the OLB.

In 2011, Branch had 73 tackles with 14 tackles for a loss and 10.5 sacks. The 6-foot-5, 260-pounder was expected to increase his production with Da'Quan Bowers in the NFL, and halfway through this season, Branch surpassed his totals from 2010.

Interior O-Line like Georgia OG/OT Cordy Glenn or WR Mohamed Sanu (6-2 220) Rutgers to help the offense are in play.

31. New England Patriots -- Stephon Gilmore [CB; South Carolina]

Team Needs -- WR, CB, S, C, DT, DE, OLB

It seems the Pats are always drafting CB's around this spot and Gilmore is another tall CB who projects well into their system. The 6-foot-1, 193-pound Gilmore had a dynamic 2010 season and was a consistent source of big plays for South Carolina. He totaled three interceptions, three sacks and six tackles for a loss, while recording 79 tackles. His run defense is already at a good starting point for the NFL.

A big WR like Mohamed Sanu (6-2 220) from Rutgers could be in play here but it sounds like free agent WR Brandon Lloyd is on his way to New England with Josh McDaniels.

32. NY Giants - - Vontaze Burfict [ILB; Arizona State]

Team Needs -- TE, OL, RB,OLB, CB, MLB

At 6’3” 250 lbs. Vontaze Burfict is a big, fast, athletic and violent linebacker that has all the tools to be the next great Giant Linebacker.

Burfict (6-3, 250) has ideal size with excellent speed. He runs around the field like a heat-seeking missle who is constantly looking to knock out an opposing player. He is an excellent run defender who intimidates opposing players through his violent play.

In 2011, the junior had 69 tackles with seven tackles for a loss, five sacks, three passes broken up and an interception. An underrated pass defender, Burfict does well in zone coverage and plays well in space, plus he is an excellent blitzer with insane closing speed on any QB/RB/WR

A big time TE like Clemson's Dwayne Allen is possible with Jack Ballard and Travis Beckum both tearing their ACL's in the Super Bowl. O-Line is the biggest need area but no one presents value here.

Check the highlights on Vontaze Burfict:


33. St. Louis- CORDY GLENN OT/OG GA.

Glenn is from a pro offense and can play LT/ OG or RT. Everyone’s ready to move him away from LT but his tape shows some signs that he can stay there with improved footwork. He excels at creating holes for the RB and this is still a run first team even with Bradford at QB. Glenn (6-4 345) has NFL ready strength, he will be a rock on the line for years to come.

34. Indianapolis- JEREL WORTHY DT/DE MSU.

Colts will be switching to the 3-4 D. Worthy (6-3 305) can man the nose position pushing Nevis, Johnson and Moala to the end. Former 1st round pick DE/OLB Hughes may shed the bust label as a 3-4 rusher.


A great WR prospect in the Kenny Britt mold to help out Ponder. Sanu is underrated and could have the potential to become a No.1 receiver at the NFL level. The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder has good size, quickness, strong hands and straight-line speed. This year, he played extremely well, putting up 115 catches for 1,206 yards and seven touchdowns. Sanu is a good athlete with playmaking ability, he knows how to get open and plays physical off the line, a great compliment to Harvin. 

CB is the last big need area and there will be some good ones available in the 3rd Round.

36. Tampa Bay- ZACH BROWN OLB N.C.

CB may be a bigger need area but this is great value and a perfect fit as the Bucs new starting weak side linebacker. Brown (6-2 230) should blow up at the combine with his freakish athletic ability.

37. Cleveland- DAVID WILSON, RB, VA TECH.

The offensive overhaul continues, Wilson is a 1st round talent and Defenses will have to respect the outside running of Wilson and that will free up the receivers. He has freakish athletic ability and should blow up the combine, the only flaw to his game has been fumbling. Peyton Hillis may leave via FA.

38. Jacksonville- Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech

The Jags need an upgrade at WR and the 6-4, 220 Hill fits the bill.  A great Combine showing will raise his stock. Hill has exceptional separation and sure hands. He's a great talent who just needs time to develop.  GT keeps sending out WR prospects with tremendous upside.


I think the Redskins will trade back into the 1st round to secure Tannehill. With his broken foot, Tannehill won't have much pre-draft training. The 6-foot-4, 222-pound QB is a good athlete who can make big plays with his feet and has a strong arm.

This season, he completed 62 percent of his passes for 3,744 yards with 29 touchdowns and 15 interceptions The former WR has 1st round ability with only 20 starts at QB and could go as high as the Seahawks in Round 1.

He has a Phillip Rivers type of delivery.  Amazing upside and could really rise come draft day He’s the QB of the future or the present if they don’t back up the money truck for Peyton Manning.


Minnifield is a capable corner with muscle. He doesn't provide flash, but can keep up with receivers and make tackles.


The Bills are a one trick pony with Steve Johnson. Fitzpatrick will need someone reliable to throw to other than him. The #1 TE prospect this year.


If the Fins are going to transition back into the 43, they'll need a down end across from Wake. I’m assuming they sign FA QB Matt Flynn.


If they miss out on Tannehill, Nick Foles is up next.  He has huge upside and can't be passed on with Jackson as a starting QB now.

44. Kansas City-
Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi

The 6-foot-4, 295-pound Cox has a nice combination of speed and playmaking ability. He has the power to push linemen back and get them off balance with the speed to shoot by them and get to the quarterback.


Spencer is inconsistent. To maintain the pass rush, if not improve it, the Cowboys can't pass on Curry. He showing his strength in the senior bowl workouts, and will only progress during pro days and the combine. CB and Safety are the other need areas.


Thompson excels at stuffing the run.  Eagles love to beef up the D-Line and this can free up their DE’s.

47. New York Jets-RUEBEN RANDLE, WR, LSU.

Randle is an excellent route runner with decent hands. The Jets will need to upgrade their WR position no matter who is throwing the ball. The 6-foot-4, 208-pounder has a quality skill set and some quickness to go along with his size.

48. New England - from Oakland-KELECHI OSEMELE, G/T, IOWA ST.

Osemele was very solid during the season, but has shown some problems in the senior bowl workouts. He is the best player available and can be developed into a solid starter.


The Chargers need a player who can get to the QB. Lewis is a straight line pass rusher who can replace English.


Hosley is a little undersized, but is still a capable playmaker. Va Tech has been turning out great corners and in the north, there is plenty of receivers who need to be covered.

51. Philadelphia - from Arizona-BOBBY MASSIE, OT, MISSISSIPPI.

The tackle position needs depth. If Peters or Herramans go down, Justice is the only backup. Massie is best suited at RT. He provides an upgrade to Justice and if Mathis doesn't get the tag, Herramans can slide to G and Massie is athletic enough to be on the line.

52. Tennessee-BEN JONES, C, GEORGIA.

The center position is a must upgrade. Jones is a late 2nd round talent, so the Titans would reach a little for him. CJ needs a center who can open up holes for him.


Jones(6’4, 210) is a big bodied receiver with untapped potential. He is a perfect complement to AJ Green.


Even if Avril stays, the Lions will need to improve their pass rush. Johnson has great size and speed and is the best player available. If one of the Left Tackles falls they should grab him here or move up.


Boykin has always been the best athlete on the field. The Falcons are going to need corners. Boykin has the size and skillset to be a great one.  Depending on FA, O-line may be the biggest need. DE and TE are also targets.


A 1st round talent falls due to injury, great fit at the 5-technique.


Denver will need more from their wide receiving corps.  Toon is a great route runner and possession receiver.  The son of former Jets WR Al Toon.


Champman is an undersized NT that works perfectly with Houston's D scheme.

59. New Orleans-BOBBY WAGNER, LB, UTAH ST.

Wagner is a heavy hitting linebacker. He is showing speed and size to play all three LB positions for New Orleans.


The Pack need a rusher opposite of Matthews. Irvin has the size and speed necessary to get to the QB.


Birk and Grubbs are both FA's. Birk isn't getting any younger. Should the Ravens retain him, Blake can sit for a year or two and rotate at G and C. Otherwise, Blake has the talent to be a starting C.  I don’t see a MLB of value here but I expect them to draft one in the 1st three rounds.


The Niners need some corner help. Johnson has great tools and possesses a large frame.


Martin is the top talent available. He can be an explosive player. Martin possesses great awareness of the ball, but can over pursue at times.  The 6-foot, 203-pounder has the combination of size and speed to be a starting pro safety .  A good fit next to P. Chung.

64. New York Giants-DOUG MARTIN, RB, BOISE ST.

Martin has established himself as a true every down back. He is a good runner with developing blocking skills. He may be the BPA at this point and is great insurance if Jacobs gets cut.  Similar to Ray Rice when he came out of Rutgers, also a 2nd round pick.


65. Indianapolis- Colby Fleener, TE, Stanford

The Colts are in a complete rebuild. Wayne and Clark will be gone. Fleener was Luck’s security blanket at Stanford is a better value than any receiver here and willl be a great blocking/catching TE for Luck.  This is a great pick.

66. St. Louis- Zebrie Sanders, OT, FLA ST.

Sanders is the best value here. Zebrie Sanders played LT at Florida State this year, after 3 years at right tackle.  The 6-foot-6, 307-pounder played reasonably well there, demonstrating the ability to play both sides.  He should be moved back to his natural RT spot. More protection for Bradford.

67. Minnesota- Josh Norman, CB, Coastal Carolina

Norman is flying up boards. He shadows receivers well and displays good strength and likes to physically challenge receivers.  Vikes need secondary help


68. Cleveland- Travis Lewis, LB, Oklahoma

Lewis has been one of the best LB's in college the last three years. He suffered some injuries this year, but could be a steal in the 3rd

69. Tampa Bay- Leonard Johnson, CB, Iowa St.

Johnson is a great man corner who can adjust to cover 2. He will make a great #2 corner.  Bucs need some youth in the secondary

70. Washington-Billy Wynn, DE, Boise St.

The Skins have a decent line, but Wynn is an easy 2nd round value.

71. Jacksonville- Kendall Reyes, DT, UCONN

The Jags have some FA's on the D line. Reyes is sticking out at the Sr. Bowl. He is a very aggressive, small framed DT who can stick the runner.


72. Buffalo- George Iolka, FS, Boise St.

Iolka has potential to be a stud FS. He has great size and speed.

73. Miami- Brock Osweiler, QB, Arizona St.

The 6’8” QB is one of the most intriguing prospects in the draft.  He can make all the throws but needs to improve his mechanics,

74. Chicago - from Carolina- Kevin Zeitler, G, Wisconsin

Protect Jay Cutler, say it.  OT Gabe Carimi is coming back and now he can line up next to another great Wisconsin interior lineman. For the past two years, Zeitler was the Badgers' starting right guard. If you aren't a road grader as a run blocker, then you aren't going to play for Wisconsin.



Even if Charles comes back, the Chiefs will need the between the tackles runner. Jones is getting old and Battle doesn't have the wow factor.

76. Seattle-Matt Reynolds, T, BYU

Seattle has gaps on the O line. Reynolds is a sound tackle with great footwork. Tossing him at RT and moving Carpenter to guard will shore up the line.

77. Philadelphia- Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan State

Just a gut call here, Philly loves to draft and develop Quarterbacks


78. New York Jets- Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State

Weeden played pro baseball out of High School and is 28 years old, if he was five years younger he’d be looked at as late 1st round prospect.  He is pro ready now and can put some much needed pressure on The Dirty to step up his game


Oakland-Supplemental Draft Pick

79. San Diego-Shaun Prater, CB, Iowa

San Diego doesn't have the secondary to keep up with Oakland and KC's passing game. Prater is a solid #2 corner.

80. Chicago-Lavonte David, LB, Nebraska

David is one of the better LB's in the draft. He is just way undersized. Chicago can appreciate his skill set and rotate him in and out.

81. Arizona- Sean Spence, OLB, Miami

I think Spence is going to have a great career, he’s always around the ball and runs sideline to sideline.  His stock falls because he is undersized


82. Dallas-Antonio Allen, SS, S. Carolina

Again, Dallas has the cash to fix its line via the deep free agent market. The secondary can't last against NY and Philly. Allen is a great value at this point and can start immediately.  They need to add a CB but the value isn’t here

83. Tennessee-Harrison Smith, SS, Notre Dame

Babineaux is a free agent and played poorly. Smith is an legit prospect with a nose for the ball

84. Cincinnati- Nate Potter, T, Boise St.

Potter lacks the footwork to be a quality LT in the NFL. He can slide to RT and enters a system that can teach him to be a very talented OT in the future.


85. Atlanta-Julian Miller, DE, W. Virginia

Atlanta has some free agents on the D line. Edwards has not been overly special. Miller can replace him or slide to the other side.

86. Detroit-Micheal Brewster, G/C, Ohio St.

Brewster is sliding. He has size and strength but lacks the technique to succeed at C. Still he's the best player available for the Lions. He can learn behind the aging Raoli or slide to guard.

87. Pittsburgh- Andrew Datko, OT, Florida State

Datko was the starter at Left Tackle and projected to go much higher.  But he missed the season due to injury and slides down team boards.  Steelers need to continue to build the O-Line


88. Denver-Brandon Mosley, T, Auburn

The right side of Denver's line could use a decent upgrade. Mosley has the balance and should excel in the run game.

89. Houston-David Molk, C, Michigan

Houston has decisions on who to place their tag on. If they can't resign their center, Molk is sturdy enough to play, or can move to guard.

90. New Orleans-Marcus Forston, DT, Miami

New Orleans D was poor to sy the least. They lack the ability to get pressure up the middle.

91. Green Bay-LaMicheal James, RB, Oregon

James is the best player available. Whether Pack fans want him or not, he can make for a dangerous weapon and add another element in the Pack offense.

92. Baltimore-T.Y. Hilton, WR, Fla International

The Evans trade was a bust and he will probably be gone. Hilton is a speedster who displays great route skills.

93. San Francisco-Jake BeQuette, LB, Arkansas

BeQuette is a very solid pass rusher. He is showing great skills playing LB at the senior bowl. He will become a great rotational guy. If Brooks stays it will be on a short term deal and BeQuette can learn from him.

94. New England- Tommie Streeter, WR Miami

The 6-foot-5, 215-pounder has deep speed with the size to operate in the short to intermediate part of the field. Streeter is a raw prospect with great upside and can just run go routes his 1st season to open up the field for all of Brady’s weapons

95. New York Giants- Brandon Washington, OG/OT - Miami (Fla.)

Washington is the best value here and a steal. McKenzie is a free agent, and even if resigned, the Giants could use depth at both Tackle spots and Left Guard. Similar to Orlando Franklin (The U) last year, a 2nd round pick by the Broncos who had a great rookie season.

Washington (6’4” 320lbs) played LT last year at Miami and had some rough patches as it’s not his natural position, but in 2010 was an all-ACC Guard. His stock depends on whether or not some team thinks he can play OT. He has great athleticism and a nasty streak that will help out in the run game immediately. He could start day from day one at left guard or right tackle and given the right coaching could one day be the starting Left Tackle. Just a perfect fit for the Giants.



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