Thursday, March 28, 2013

2013 NFL Mock Draft (7 Rounds) V.11

4/15/13 *Update* (7 Rounds)  

Free Agency Tracker:

1st Round



1. Kansas City Chiefs – Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M

*FA: Franchise Tag LT Brandon Albert, Resign WR Dwayne Bowe.  Signed CB Dunta Robinson and CB Sean Smith (great pickup).  Sign WR Donnie Avery, DE/DT Mike DeVito, TE Anthony Fasano. *Update: Alex Smith lands in KC so Joeckel/Fisher/Lotulelie/Floyd/Jordan/Milliner could be the pick.

The Chiefs roster is loaded with talent; the major problem is at QB.  Andy Reid made the decision to trade a 2013 second round pick and a 2014 pick for the average QB Alex Smith.  The Chiefs could have gone with the LT/QB option in round 1 and 2.  Similar to the LT Jake Long/QB Chad Henne combo over top QB Matt Ryan (not that Geno Smith is the prospect Matt Ryan was but you get the idea).  *They clearly don’t agree with me and see something in Alex Smith that I don’t.  *Cut RT Eric Winston.  *I love the value of the CB free agent signings.

Luke Joeckel is a Jake Long talent and maybe the best prospect in the draft (I have him as the #2 prospect).  LT Joeckel (6‘6, 310) can protect the blind side for the next 10 years, he’s the total package.  He’s not an elite athlete but that’s okay because he physically dominates pass rushers.


2. Jacksonville Jaguars –Dion Jordan OLB/DE Oregon


*Update: The Jags need a QB (lots of Geno Smith interest/buzz, possible smokescreen) but I think they trade down or wait until the first pick in round 2 or 3.  This pick shapes the entire draft; they could go QB, DT or Dion Jordan.  The Jags are looking for big, athletic playmakers to improve the pass rush.

Dion Jordan (6’6, 240) could go as high as the Jags and deservedly so.  A high upside pass-rusher who still has room to put on weight, he can play the 4-3 LEO or OLB in the 3-4 (best fit).  Jordan has insane reach, closing speed and upside.  *Great all-around combine, special athlete.  Drawn comparisons to Aldon Smith but I see a Javon Kerse/Jason Taylor type pass rusher.  I’m very high on him.  *I’m moving him up the draft board, top 4 now.


3. Oakland Raiders – Sharrif Floyd DT Florida

*FA: OLB Nick Roach, Acquire QB Matt Flynn, sign CB Tracy Porter, CB Mike Jenkins,

**Trade Down Alert**

*Update: With QB Matt Flynn now on board the Raiders don’t have to reach for a QB.  Still some buzz that QB Geno Smith is in play here or it could be a great bluff to trade down and recoup a second round pick.  With their lack of playmakers on the D-Line and loss of free agents, they could use multiple picks on the D-Line.  This pick should come down to DT Lotulelie/Floyd and DE Jordan/Ansah, QB Smith is the only offensive option as they are set at Left Tackle.  Personally I would take DE Ziggy Ansah here.

Florida DT Sharrif Floyd has great upside; he’s only 20 years old and already flashes dominance with his athletic ability, burst off the line and ability to collapse the pocket.  He’s played both DE and DT (in 4-3, best fit) which just proves his athletic ability is off the charts for such a big guy. * Looks like clear top 5 now.*Update: Lots of buzz that Floyd is a lock for the top 3.  There are a few scenarios (QB and Star get picked) that could push him to the 10-13 area.


4. Philadelphia Eagles – Eric Fisher OT Western Michigan

*FA: OLB Connor Barwin, NT Isaac Sopoaga, S Kenny Phillips, S Patrick Chung, CB Cary Williams.  Release CB Nnamdi Asomugha, CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie signs with Broncos.  Acquire DE/DT Clifton Geathers, Resigned QB Vick, CB Bradley Fletcher

The Eagles need O-Line help with the uncertainty of Jason Peters coming back from injury.  QB Geno Smith would be intriguing for new Head Coach Chip Kelly as would OLB Dion Jordan.  OT/OLB/ and CB Dee Milliner or a NT/DE (Star Lotulelie) makes sense as far as team needs. *Update: with the switch to the 3-4 defense a true NT or 5 technique DE (Star Lotulelie) is now a need even with the signing of NT Isaac Sopoaga.

This is no longer high for Fisher; in fact this may be low for him.  With OT’s Lewan and Matthews returning to college, he’s clearly the #2 LT prospect.  Film shows quick feet and agility to go along with pure power.  Scouts compare him to 49ers Joe Staley.  *Stock up (6’7, 305/Long arms), dominate at the Senior Bowl.  Scouts buzz that he could contend as top overall Left Tackle and be drafted #1 overall.


5. Detroit Lions – Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah DE/OLB BYU

*FA: RB Reggie Bush, DT/DE Jason Jones, S Glover Quin, re-sign S Louis Delmas, DT C.J. Mosley

CB, O-Line and DE are needs and the Lions usually go best player available.  This pick should come down to DE Ziggy Ansah or LT Eric Fisher.   *Update: Lions cut DE Kyle Vanden Bosch and DE Cliff Avril is gone.

I think Ansah should go in the top 5 and any lower than that would be a steal.  His potential could make him a top 5 pick and I think he should go top 3.  Ziggy Ansah has the look of Jason Pierre-Paul 2.0 as far as raw ability.  He stands 6’6 and 270 lbs. with absolutely freakish athletic ability and could develop into an elite pass rusher as he gets more football under his belt.  Right now he is more skilled in the run game with insane closing speed, the pass rush is not there yet and he needs to develop some moves.  Ziggy Ansah can play 4-3 DE, 5 technique in the 3-4 and rush OLB in the odd front.  At the Senior Bowl, he didn’t look good in practice but when it was game time and he could just go out and play and not think about technique he dominated and showed everything scouts are buzzing about (closing speed/athletic/playmaker).  *Update: Great Combine.  I see a clear Top 5 talent and that’s without any real pass rush moves.


6. Cleveland Browns –Dee Milliner CB Alabama

*FA: OLB Paul Kruger, OLB Quentin Groves, DT Desmond Bryant, QB Jason Campbell

**Trade Down Alert**

It sure sounds like the Browns will trade this pick to the Chargers or Dolphins so they can select LT Lane Johnson one spot ahead of the Cardinals .Browns are switching to the 3-4 defense and attacked pass-rushing OLB’s in FA.  A CB opposite Joe Haden makes sense but it really sounds like they want another pass rusher.  *Loaded up on OLB in free agency so that is no longer a pressing need but may be the best value here.  *Perfect spot to trade down to a team looking at QB Geno Smith or LT Lane Johnson so the Browns can recoup their second round pick.

Miller is a big (6’1, 200) physical corner who has all the tools to be a shutdown corner.  He excels in run support while still keeping up as a cover corner.  Milliner played well against the best the SEC had to offer and is so polished and ahead of every other CB in this draft that he could go anywhere from pick 3 to the Titans at 10. *Combine: Ran a 4.4, speed no longer an issue.  Clear top 6 pick.


7. Arizona Cardinals – Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma

*FA: Release FS Kerry Rhodes and SS Adrian Wilson. Sign QB Drew Stanton, RB Rashard Mendenhall, S Yeremiah Bell, acquire QB Carson Palmer

QB Carson Palmer is headed for Arizona so it looks like OL and a pass rusher are the top options now.  They need to develop a young QB and they should still draft one somewhere in the top five rounds.  The clear option here now is LT Eric Fisher/Lane Johnson or Guard Chance Warmack/Cooper.  The ideal QB fit would be a big armed vertical threat QB (Glennon in round 2 or 3).  As for a defensive prospect they can hope that Dion Jordan or Ziggy Ansah fall to #7. 

The Chargers (11) are the last landing spot for Lane Johnson and he could easily go to the Cards at 7 or a team trading up to pick 6 to jump the Cards to secure the rising Left Tackle prospect.  Stock up for the 6’6, 302lb Left Tackle, he has moved into the early 1st round with only 3 immediate starting Left Tackles in the draft.  Impressive Senior Bowl and Combine for the former QB/TE.  *Update: Great overall Combine numbers continues to rise, looks to be a lock to go in the top 11 picks.


8. Buffalo Bills – Geno Smith QB West Virginia

*FA: Bills release QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. Sign OLB Manny Lawson, sign QB Kevin Kolb.  *Trade Up Alert For QB Geno Smith or *Trade Down for QB’s Manuel, Nassib.

QB Kevin Kolb is in Buffalo but that won’t stop the Bills from drafting a QB here.  The Bills GM Buddy Nix has told us he’s taking a Franchise QB.  He may need to trade up for Geno Smith now or take Nassib/Manual/Barkley here, I know Barkley doesn’t fit the profile of a bad weather Buffalo QB but they have to do something other than Kolb.  A WR like C. Patterson/Tavon Austin is another strong option as is OLB Jarvis Jones.

Geno Smith (6’3 220) has the size/speed/arm to be a Franchise QB (non-elite).  Like every other QB in this class he is very inconsistent but Smith splashes these big throws and running ability at times that give him the “upside” factor.  He’s not an option QB; he’s a pocket passer that can simply run.  *Average Combine, did not separate himself from the pack.


9. New York Jets – Barkevious Mingo DE/OLB LSU

*FA: G/OT Willie Colon, DE/OLB Antwan Barnes

I want to give them a QB or WR (Codarrelle Paterson/Tavon Austin) but it has become clear that Rex Ryan is in charge and runs the whole show.  Plus, the Jets would be in cap hell if they cut Mark Sanchez or had all that money on the bench.  They have to take a QB somewhere in this draft (Round 2/3).  They have wanted an OLB pass-rusher for years.  If one of the top 2 DT’s (Star Lotulelie/Sharrif Floyd) somehow fall to 9, they must be considered from a pure value standpoint.  If they do trade Revis to the Bucs for pick 13 then CB Dee Milliner could be used with one of their 2 first rounders.

Mingo (6’5, 240) is the best available pass-rusher here.  Mingo has survived on his athletic ability so far and been great; he now needs to work on shedding blocks when initially shut down.  *Update: Other pass-rushers are climbing (BYU DE/OLB Ziggy Ansah).  *Update: He could still go top 6 but I’m moving him down for now.


10. Tennessee Titans – Jonathan Cooper G North Carolina

*FA: Titans sign Former Bills G Andy Levitre, top Guard available in free agency.  Signed DT Sammie Lee Hill, RB Shonn Greene, S Bernard Pollard

Interior O-Line, D-Line and the secondary are need areas.  The top CB (Milliner) would be the dream scenario and could happen if the Browns trade down.  The top Guard (Warmack or Cooper) or 4-3 DE/DT could also be considered here.  Even with Levitre they should still look for interior O-Line help.

Cooper (6’2, 312) is a dominant interior blocker with great technique and rare athleticism for a man his size.  Cooper is more athletic and versatile than Chance Warmack; Warmack relies on pure power while Cooper is more agile and can also play Center.  He’s the best pure athlete at the guard position to come out in nearly 10 years.  *These two top guards could go lower than originally thought.

11. San Diego Chargers – Chance Warmack G Alabama

*FA: Lost G Louis Vasquez. Sign CB Derek Cox **Trade up Alert**

They must improve the O-Line to protect Rivers and a least give the talented QB a chance to succeed.  A trade up for LT Lane Johnson makes a ton of sense and should be considered.

Guards rarely go this high but Warmack (6’3, 320) is the best power interior O-Line prospect to come out in years; he could go as high as the Titans at 10 or even the Cardinals at 7.  Warmack plays with a mean streak to go along with great technique and pure power.  He looks like a young Larry Allen, yeah, he’s that good.  He dominates at the first level then has the ability to block at the second and even third level. *Starting to feel these two guards could go lower than most are projecting.


12. Miami Dolphins – Star Lotulelie DT/NT/DE Utah

FA: WR Mike Wallace, LB Dannell Ellerbe, LB Philip Wheeler, TE Dustin Keller, sign CB Brent Grimes, G Lance Louis. Franchise DL Randy Starks. **Trade up Alert**

Miami has crushed Free Agency filling many need areas; signing #1 FA WR Mike Wallace and re-signing WR Hartline and CB Brent Grimes.  Options are a top CB/Safety/Rush OLB /DT and OL. 

Personally I think Star should go #1 overall.  Star Lotulelie (6’4, 325) is a massive DT who lives in the backfield with great explosion off the line, has drawn comparisons to DT Suh and Ngata.  Personally, I have Lotulelie as the #1 prospect in the draft.  Scheme diverse, he can play NT and DE in the 3-4 or DT in the 4-3.  *Update*: Heart problem detected at the Combine, he has now been cleared.  I can’t move the best player in the draft too far down.  He is still very much in play to be picked in the top 4 overall. *Now medically cleared and moving back up, as he should be.



13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Xavier Rhodes CB Florida St

*FA: S Dashon Goldson, DT Derek Landri

With the trade of CB Talib to the Patriots, corner is a huge need and they really could use two starting CB’s.  D-Line pass-rushers should be addressed as well.  This pick could be what lands Revis in Tampa Bay.

Rhodes is a big (6’2, 215), physical, athletic corner who has really raised his draft stock during the combine/team workouts.  Physically imposing with great ball skills. *Great Combine, showed speed and ball skills.  A bit stiff in the hips but that’s the tradeoff you get with a big corner. 


14. Carolina Panthers – Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri


The Panthers have needed help at DT for years and the mid round DT picks have not been kind or produced successful starting caliber lineman.  A #2 WR is also a possibility here but round 2/3 is loaded with WR.  This could be the landing spot for WR Tavon Austin.

Richardson (6’2, 200) is more of a pass rushing DT than run stuffing and his upside is huge due to this pure athletic ability.  Drawn comparisons to Warren Sapp.  If DT Star Lotulelie falls for medical reasons then Richardson has the talent to go top 10 and jump Lotulelie in the draft.


15. New Orleans Saints – Jarvis Jones DE/OLB Georgia

*FA: sign CB Keenan Lewis, sign DE/OLB Victor Butler

The saints need help all along the D-Line as they are near the bottom of the league in pass/run defense.  *Update: Saints will be switching to the 3-4 Defense.  DL/Rush OLB/Secondary/O-Line all look to be strong options.

Jarvis Jones is a true sack machine who can be used like OLB Von Miller of the Broncos in a 4-3 or rush linebacker in the 3-4 (best fit). An elite pass-rusher improves every level of the defense.  Jones (6’3, 240) has an explosive first step off the snap and used speed more than power in college.  He’s a perfect fit for any team as a 3-4 rush OLB but can play OLB in the 4-3 defense.  Jones is a Top 5 talent but his medical history could really drop him down the draft, a smart team will catch him and be rewarded IMO.  *Update: Medical issues are a red flag so his stock could drop.  *Update:  Combine: Teams are taking Jones off draft boards due to medical (Back/Spine), could be in for a big free fall.  *Mixed reports: some say spinal stenosis is not an issue; it will come down to team doctor’s reports.


16. St. Louis Rams – Tavon Austin WR West Virginia

*FA: TE Jared Cook, LT Jake Long, re-sign G Chris Williams.

O-line, WR and Safety are all option here for the Rams.  With the signing of LT Jake Long, O-Tackle is not a pressing need but an impact guard could still be the pick here.  Many have WR Tavon Austin here and that makes a ton of sense.

Austin (5’9, 175) is the ideal slot receiver and a matchup nightmare for any defense.  Another offensive weapon would make this offense dynamic.  WR Austin could go as high as the Browns in Round 1.  *Combine: Great showing and second fastest WR.  More impressive in that he has game quickness to go along with track speed.  *Buzz now has him as a top 10 pick.  He’s smaller than Percy Harvin but can be used the same way, instant game changer.


17. Pittsburgh Steelers – Codarrelle Patterson WR Tennessee

*FA: Lost WR Mike Wallace

The Steelers go BPA.  This pick could go any number of ways: S, OLB, WR, CB and DL.

Patterson (6’3, 210) has the most upside of any WR in the draft and is trying to fight off Tavon Austin as the first WR off the board.  He is truly fun to watch, he glides effortlessly like Randy Moss.  He’s raw in route running but his size/speed/hands make him the total package as a prospect.  *Combine: Showed elite athletic ability, stock up. *Rumors now have him dropping


18. Dallas Cowboys – DJ Fluker OT Alabama

*FA: Franchise DE/OLB Spencer, extend QB Tony Romo, Franchise DE/OLB Spencer. S Will Allen,  OLB Justin Durant

Team needs include interior O-Line, D-Line and Safety.  They are changing Defensive schemes and will now run and base 4-3 cover 2 Defense.  They now need the players to fit the scheme and a true DT will go a long way to ease the transition.  Jay Ratliff’s future was uncertain to begin with and now a DWI could land him out of Dallas, making D-Line an even bigger need.  It will come down to the top Guard/DE/DT/S.  If both guards are off the board they could look at RT DJ Fluker.  The best available DT could have the most value.  *O-Line is a bigger need than DT/S but all the top O-Lineman may be off the board. 

Stock up for Fluker (6’4, 355/long arms), could move into the 12 with a team making the mistake of thinking he can play Left Tackle.  A massive Right Tackle, doesn’t have the feet for a LT but will be a dominate RT. *Most have him in the mid-1st Round.  *Buzz that he could go as high as the Dolphins in Round 1.  It now looks like he’s going to be over drafted; I wouldn’t use a top 20 pick on a Right Tackle.


*19. New York Giants – Bjoern Werner DE/OLB Florida St

*FA: Re-sign OT William Beatty, sign DT Cullen Jenkins, CB Aaron Ross and RB Ryan Torain.  Sign TE Brandon Myers and MLB Dan Connor, OLB Keith Rivers, Re-sign LG Kevin Boothe.

The Giants have needs at D-Line, Linebacker, Corner and O-Line.  The O-Line comes back in tact with the resigning of LT Will Beatty and LG Kevin Boothe, RT David Diehl took a pay cut but RT James Brewer could beat him out in a training camp battle.  At DE, Osi is out and Justin Tuck had a down year.  CB Corey Webster was truly awful and hard to watch and the Giants have needed Linebackers forever.  The best available DE is the most likely scenario.  LB options include Teo/Ogletree/Brown; DE here could be FSU DE Bjoern Werner, Tank Carradine and UCLA’s Datone Jones.  The Giants rarely pick a linebacker in the first Round (last one was Carl Banks in 1984) but with the new era of QB/TE’s they should consider a do it all linebacker here (Ogletree/Brown). *Update: NYG released LB Michael Boley, RB Bradshaw and DT Canty.

Werner is drawing comparisons to DE Chris Long but he’s not the athlete Long is.  He can play in the 4-3 (best fit) at DE or the 3-4 as the pass rushing OLB (not ideal).  Werner (6”4, 255) continues to move up and down draft boards.  The tape shows an instinctive knowledge of his position as he loves to knock down passes like JJ Watt when he knows he can’t get to the QB. *Combine showed he was not as athletic as first thought but the guys a football player.  *Stock is dropping, once thought to be a top 6 pick.


20. Chicago Bears – Tyler Eifert TE Notre Dame

*FA: OT Jermon Bushrod, TE Martellus Bennett, OLB D.J. Williams, S Tom Zbikowski, OLB James Anderson.  Gone: LB Brian Urlacher. Sign G Matt Slauson, Franchise tag on DT Henry Melton

O-Line, TE, MLB, slot WR.  The Bears needed upgrades across the offensive line to give Cutler a chance to be successful, which they did in free agency.  They now could look for a future MLB like Manti Teo/Ogletree/Brown.  The top available Guard (Cooper) or the best RT in DJ Fluker should still be considered. Adding the best TE in the draft to pair with Bennett is intriguing.

TE Tyler Eifert (6’6, 250) should be a strong consideration here.  He’s battling Stanford’s TE Zach Ertz as the first TE off the board. Either TE could easily go mid/late in the 1st round.  He’s a great receiver and fits the new era of pass catching Tight Ends.  *Update: Eifert outscored Zach Ertz in all areas at the Combine.


21. Cincinnati Bengals – Alec Ogletree LB Georgia

*FA: re-sign ILB Rey Malaluga, Franchise DE Michael Johnson, re-sign CB Terence Newman.

The Bengals have been one of the best drafting teams over the last few years and will be looking to load up with all their picks. What a great pick-up in LB Vontez Burfict as an undrafted free agent last year.  Need areas are a 3 down RB, DE, Safety and LB.  DE Michael Johnson got the Franchise Tag so DE is no longer a pressing need.  It’s a bit early for a RB here (Eddie Lacy). A lot of buzz that a safety lands here now.

Ogletree (6’3, 225) is the total package on the field, off the field is another question.  A three down linebacker with sideline to sideline speed and he can play all three LB positions (I see a middle linebacker but he could play Will/Sam backer in the 4-3.  Good size/speed and a nose for the football.  Ogletree averaged over 10 tackles per game, the guy’s a machine.  He’s a former safety with amazing athletic ability and will only get better.   *Update: Charged with a DUI a week before the combine, just awful.  His stock is all over the place right now; he was also suspended for the first four games in 2012 due to a positive drug test.  *Stock down: Off the field concerns.


22. St. Louis Rams (via Redskins) – Kenny Vaccaro FS Texas

The Rams could go a lot of different ways with this pick; it all depends on what they do at pick #16. (Safety, O-line, WR and LB)

Kenny Vaccaro (Free Safety) is the clear cut #1 Safety in the draft and for good reason.  He is a true difference maker on D in the mold of Troy Polamalu.  He has all the tools, size/speed and great football instincts.  He has the speed/hands of a CB with the strength of a Safety.  He has the ability to cover any Tight End which raises his stock even more.  *Stock up, scouts say he could go top 10.


23. Minnesota Vikings – Justin Hunter WR Tennessee

*FA: WR Greg Jennings, QB Matt Cassel. Release CB Winfield, Traded Percy Harvin to the Seahawks for first, seventh and 2014 mid round pick.

The Vikings need more WR help to compliment Peterson and Rudolf and now Greg Jennings.  They just need to continue to surround Ponder with weapons to maximize his potential.  Other options include DT/MLB or CB.  The Vikings should take the best available WR to make this offense the juggernaut it can be with Adrian Peterson. 

An ACL injury in 2011 drops Hunter a bit.  At (6’4, 200) he is pro ready and extremely talented with great size/speed.  *Combine: Great showing all around (speed/vert/explosive)


24. Indianapolis Colts – Cornelius “Tank” Carradine DE Florida St

*FA: OT Gosder Cherilus, OLB Erik Walden, CB Greg Toler, G Donald Thomas, S LaRon Landry, DE/DT Ricky Jean-Francois, sign WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, NT Aubrayo Franklin

Protect Andrew Luck at all cost, he’s the franchise.  Even with the free agent O-Line upgrades I think they should still consider an O-Lineman.  CB,OL/ DT/OLB (pass rush) are also big needs.   With the loss of their second round pick (Vonte Davis) they could trade down and still get their player while recouping their 2nd round pick.  *DE Dwight Freeney will not be back. 

Tank Carradine is an elite talent (6’5,260) who is overcoming ACL injuries, clear 1st round ability when healthy.  If he checks out medically it’s possible a team takes a shot at him early in Round 1.  He is a top 10 talent and a complete 4-3 DE who can also plat OLB in the 3-4 D.  *Combine stock up, should end up as a top 32 pick.  Possible 1st round pick as high as #10, without the injury he would be considered for the #2 overall pick.


25. Minnesota Vikings (Seahawks) – Manti Teo ILB Notre Dame

*Vikings acquire this pick in the Percy Harvin trade.  Sounds like this pick will come down to the best MLB or DT, assuming they draft a WR at pick 23.

And now we get to Manti Teo, this is one crazy story and his draft stock is all over the place right now.  The interview process becomes HUGE for him now as teams try and figure out what kind of guy he really is off the field.  The talent is there and should trump any character concerns come draft day.  You can’t deny his production and complete overall game.  He’s very aggressive in the run game and has the athletic ability to cover TE’s and RB’s out of the backfield.  He could be the best player available here and at a position of need.  *Update: Really struggled against Alabama’s pro like O-Line, Ogletree and Minter could pass him.  *Combine: Did well in media session but a bad 40 (4.80). Improved 40 time at his Pro Day.


26. Green Bay Packers – Meneilk Watson OT Florida St


O-line/D-Line/Linebackers are needs and TE Finley will not be around forever, but he will be back for the 2013 season.  The Packers can take the best player available here given their talented roster.  Even with TE Finley coming back TE’s Tyler Eifert/Zach Ertz should be considered.  An O-Tackle should be considered if available. *CB Charles Woodson will not be back.

I think he will go mid to late first round.  Meneilk Watson (6’6, 320) has the upside to be a Franchise Left Tackle (would start career off at right tackle) and you don’t pass on that.  He could rise to this spot by draft day.  *Stock up, Big/athletic former Basketball player.  He has everything you want in a Left Tackle except experience.


27. Houston Texans – DeAndre Hopkins WR Clemson

*FA: Sign S Ed Reed, P Shane Lechler, sign FB Greg Jones

A #2 WR (who will eventually become the #1) is still a need and an impact inside linebacker could bring the Texans D back to last year’s dominance.  Cushing is coming off an injury so an ILB could be insurance and an eventual starter alongside Cushing.  *Update: Texans Owner says ILB and WR are need areas. *Looks like a WR is a very strong option here.

A difference maker at WR like Nuke Hopkins (6’1, 200), who can really stretch the field, would greatly benefit the QB.  In the mold of Roddy White, the more you watch the more he moves up the draft.  He can make an impact from day one; some scouts view him as the #1 WR in the draft. *Combine:  Great all around combine, impressive hands to go along with explosive speed.


28. Denver Broncos – Sylvester Williams DT North Carolina

*FA: WR Wes Welker, CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, G Louis Vasquez, NT Terrance Knighton

Champ Baily is on the decline and CB depth is a need area (even with great, low risk Rodgers-Cromartie signing) along with DT/OLB/ILB and Safety.  Reports say a RB will be looked at in the first 3 rounds.  I think the best available defensive player will be the pick. Update: Franchise tag on LT Ryan Clady.

Stock up, great Senior Bowl and Combine.  Even with a very deep DT class he could force his way into the mid first round.  Great burst off the line, violent hands and gets after the QB.  At 6’2, 310lbs; an ideal 3 technique.


29. New England Patriots – Robert Woods WR USC

*FA: WR Danny Amendola, SS Adrian Wilson, re-sign CB Kyle Arrington, re-sign CB Aqib Talib, re-sign OT Sebastian Vollmer, DT Tommy Kelly

The Patriots could really go in any direction here.  Needs include interior D-Line, CB, WR and Safety.  I think the #1 option here would be to trade down (to a team looking for a QB) and get their player in Round 2 while recouping some of the mid-round picks they lost through trades.  Corners Desmond Trufant or Xavier Rhodes fit BB’s scheme and would make a lot of sense here as would Safety Matt Elam (BB loves his Florida players).  *It’s clear now the top need is an outside vertical threat WR.

(6’1, 190) Production down this year with injured Barkley.  Extremely productive freshman and sophomore year.  Great hands, route running.  Late 1st to early 2nd round is now possible.  Looks like a young Reggie Wayne on film. *Combine: So impressive in drills and interviews, stock is only going up.  Looks like the most pro ready WR in the draft.


30. Atlanta Falcons – Desmond Trufant CB Washington

*FA: RB Steven Jackson, re-sign TE Tony Gonzalez, OT Sam Baker, S William Moore, sign DE Osi Umenyiora

Needs include DE, DT, TE, CB and some help on the O-Line.  I think the #1 priority is to find a day one starting CB.  A TE could be in the mix but it’s a deep draft for TE’s and to be honest Tony G is showing no signs of slowing down, he’s actually getting better if that’s even possible.  If the top 3 CB’s are gone a DE would make a lot of sense because the corners in round 2 would be rated higher than the pass rushers.  *Update: Falcons cut RB Turner, DE Abraham and CB Dunta Robinson. 

Stock up, possible mid-1st round.  Great Senior Bowl/Combine, showing off his man to man cover skills (6’0, 185).  NFL bloodlines who has a chance to be the second CB off the board in round one.  *Combine: Showed top end speed in the 40 yard dash.  Could go higher in round 1 now.  Tape shows he’s not as physical with receivers as you want, that’s the only reason he could drop a bit.


31. San Francisco 49ers – Jonathan Cyprien SS Florida Int.

*FA: DT Glenn Dorsey, Acquire WR Boldin for a 6th round pick. Acquire QB Colt McCoy. sign CB Nnamdi Asomugha, extend OT Anthony Davis

The 49ers have a great defense but lack depth on the D-Line.  The best available CB/S would make a lot of sense here as well.

Stock up for the 6’0, 210lb. impact safety.  A big, physical safety with the athletic ability to cover anyone on the field.  A rare blend of size and speed with elite cover skills.  *Lots of buzz right now, mid 1st round possible.

32. Baltimore Ravens – Arthur Brown LB Kansas St

*FA: re-sign QB Joe Flacco, sign DE/DT Chris Canty, DE/DT Marcus Spears, DE/OLB Elvis Dumervil, S Michael Huff, ILB Rolando McClain

Ray Lewis finished his Hall of Fame career with a Super Bowl victory and it’s time to find his replacement.  Safety could also be in play here (Florida S Matt Elam or FIU Safety Cyprien).

Stock up, mid round 1 is possible.  Brown (6’1, 240) is an athletic/versatile LB who has played MLB but his best fit may be WLB in the 4-3 D or ILB in the 3-4 D.  Started career with the Miami Hurricanes.  He has bulked up a bit but hasn’t lost a step, a rare prospect: size of a LB with speed of a safety.  Could go as high as the NYG at #19. *Some whispers now about lingering injuries, he has not been able to fully work out.  He is still a top 15 talent.


Round 2

33. Jacksonville Jaguars – Matt Barkley QB USC

Barkley (6’2, 220) is pro-ready (West Coast), accurate and a leader.  He doesn’t have any remarkable tools (Height/ Speed/Arm).  We’ve seen reaches before and we’ll see it again this year.  He’s a better prospect than USC QB’s Sanchez and Lienart but not on the level of a Carson Palmer.  His experience (starter since a freshman) will be a big plus in the eyes of scouts.  *Combine:*Update: watching the 2011 game tape you do see why he should be considered a top 10 pick.  Some buzz that a team will trade back into the end of round 1 for Barkley.  Deep ball accuracy/arm strength was an issue at his Pro Day.

34. San Francisco 49ers (via Kansas City Chiefs) – Margus Hunt DE SMU

Stock up physically (6’8, 277).  Physical Freak/Raw with untapped potential.  May be best suited as a 5 Technique in the 3-4 D but can play LE in the 4-3.  Game tape shows limited pass-rushing moves.  He could go as high as the late 1st round to the 49ers.  *I’m higher on him than most, love the upside.

35. Philadelphia Eagles – EJ Manuel QB Florida State

At 6’4, 220 he has all the physical tools and should continue to climb draft boards, I expect someone to take a chance on him in round 1 or early Round 2.  His game tape is wildly inconsistent; he needs a good coach and talent around him.  Amazing upside, as both a read option QB and pocket passer.  Right now he does not have great footwork and his decision making is poor but I just have a gut feeling about this guy, can’t explain it but I’m sticking with him.   *Stock up, good Senior Bowl and great Combine.  I’m higher on him than most; I’d take late 1, early round 2.

36. Detroit Lions – Terron Armstead OT Ark. Pine Bluff

*Stock up; great combine with fastest 40 yard time in Offensive lineman history.  Extremely athletic, possible round 2 or 3 now.  Best D1 AA prospect.

37. Cincinnati Bengals (via Raiders) – Eddie Lacy RB Alabama

Lacy could be 1st RB off the board.  Any potential 3-down RB will be in demand.  A slow 40 time at his pro day hurts, he seemed out of shape.  He still could land in the first round even with all the question marks.


Cleveland Browns – *(2012 Supplemental Draft)

38. Arizona Cardinals – Tyler Wilson QB Arkansas

Wilson (6’2, 215) has the arm and makeup to be a solid starter.  His film is inconsistent (as is every QB this year) deep ball accuracy is a problem and his O-Line was truly awful this year forcing a lot of ill-advised throws which is making him an even tougher evaluations for scouts.  Wilson has the talent to go in the first round to the Cards/Bills and Jets.  You really have to watch the 2011 film to see the talent.  *Small hands may be causing the deep ball “floaters”

39. New York Jets – Ryan Nassib QB Syracuse

(6’2, 220), Andy Dalton comparisons.  Nassib could go as high as the Bills in round 1 and reunite with his college coach in Buffalo. Mixed reports from Senior Bowl, I’m not seeing any special tools and he just can’t throw the deep ball with accuracy.  He has all the intangible tools you want in a QB, however the physical tools are lacking.


40. Tennessee Titans – Jamar Taylor CB Boise St

Stock up.  Taylor (5’11, 190) is a tough, physical corner with 4.39 speed.  He can play in any scheme.

41. Buffalo Bills – Keenan Allen WR California

Keenan Allen was battling Tennessee WR Codarrelle Patterson and WR Tavon Austin for the #1 WR prospect spot in the draft but his injury has left his draft landing spot cloudy.  Allen, 6’3, 200lbs, has all the traits you look for in a WR with great Height/Weight/Physical and production.  Not elite speed but can create space off the line. Allen battles for every ball like Anquan Boldin.  Combine: did not work out due to injury/Poor pro day.  Scouts compare him to Reggie Wayne.

42. Miami Dolphins – Kyle Long OT/OG Oregon

Stock up (Room to grow/Howie Longs son).  Long can play O-Tackle or Guard.  *Good combine, showed his athleticism.

43. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Datone Jones DE UCLA

Stock way up, great Senior Bowl/Combine.  A big (6’4, 280) DE who could land in the mid first Round.  Can play 4-3 DE or 5 technique in the 3-4 (best fit).  He’s big, athletic/powerful and can get after the QB.  Could easily land as high as the Giants at #19.

44. Carolina Panthers – Terrance Williams WR Baylor

Williams (6’2, 200lbs) matches great size with speed and is a better prospect then last year Baylor 1st rounder Kendall Wright.  *Combine: Good not great, other WR are passing him.

45. San Diego Chargers – Justin Pugh OG/OT Syracuse

Stock down as a Left Tackle/ Stock up at Guard (6’4, 305/short arms, guard), May not make it at Left Tackle but could be an impact Guard.

New Orleans Saints – *Forfeited (Bounty)

46. St. Louis Rams – Larry Warford G Kentucky

Stock up (6’3, 333).  A Big mauler, very impressive on film with his ability to just manhandle defensive tackles.  He’s your day one starter at RG.

47. Dallas Cowboys – D.J. Swearinger FS South Carolina

Stock up (5’11, 210).  Plays aggressive, big hitter with impressive all-around game tape.  Early 2nd Round buzz.

48. Pittsburgh Steelers – Damontre Moore DE/OLB Texas A&M

“Damonster” Moore (6’4, 250) is a pure pass-rusher with experience at OLB and DE.  Non-Stop motor, always headed up field attacking the QB.  Strength is now in question after only 12 reps on the bench.  Even if he drops some there is no denying his pass rush skills.  He’s better on the field than in shorts at the combine, the tape doesn’t lie and he can get to the QB.  *Update: Poor Combine, Stock is dropping like a rock.  Not overly athletic or strong.

*49. New York Giants – Johnthan Banks CB Mississippi St

Banks is a big (6’2, 185), physical corner who looks to be best suited for a zone coverage secondary.  *Update: Stock drops after slow 40 and other CB’s rise (Trufant/Rhodes/Taylor).

50. Chicago Bears – John Jenkins NT/DT Georgia

Jenkins goes 6’3, 350lbs and is just a massive human being with good athleticism working inside in the 3-4 Defense or DT in a 4-3. Vince Wilfork type frame. 

51. Washington Redskins – Darius Slay, CB Mississippi State

*FA: Re-sign CB DeAngelo Hall, sign RT Jeremy Trueblood, re-sign TE Fred Davis.  The Redskins don’t have a 1st round pick due to the RG3 trade (worth it and then some).  Main need areas are the secondary/O-Line.

Stock up, Round 2 possible after great combine and film study shows he’s just as good as teammate CB Johnthan Banks. Stands 6’0, 190lbs with 4.36 speed.

52. Minnesota Vikings – Kawann Short DT Purdue

Stock up, DT Short (6’3, 310) has been impressive with his quick burst off the line and ability to be explosive (great hands) and make plays in the backfield.  Could go anywhere from mid-1st to late 2nd with the great DT depth in this draft.  A rare sack machine from the defensive tackle position.

53. Cincinnati Bengals – Matt Elam SS Florida

Elam could go late in the 1st and is a playmaking Strong Safety.  (5’10, 200) A ball hawk in the mold of Ed Reed; plays aggressive and loves contact.  Great hands, goes up and attacks the ball.  Plays with a swagger and backs it up. *Stock up, solid Combine.

54. Miami Dolphins (via Colts) – D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston

If injury checks out, Top 75.

55. Green Bay Packers – Zach Ertz TE Stanford

Ertz could go mid/late 1st round. At 6’6, 250lbs. he’s more of a pass catching TE but his blocking has improved.  He’s a better all-around prospect than former teammate Colby Fleener.  *Update: Not a great combine, was outshined by ND TE Tyler Eifert.

56. Seattle Seahawks –Jonathan Hankins DT/NT Ohio St

*FA: Sign DE Cliff Avril, DE Michael Bennett  *Update: Traded 1st, 7th and 2014 mid round pick to the Vikings for Percy Harvin.

Tough to mock for the Seahawks, they have their own draft board and it’s proved to be extremely successful.  They could go WR, OT, TE or DE/DT. 

Hankins is a NT in the 3-4 but is scheme diverse and can play DT in the 4-3 Defense.  At 6’4, 320 he’s a space eater with surprising burst off the line.  He didn’t look great at the combine but his game tape backs up this high selection.

57. Houston Texans – Kevin Minter ILB LSU

Minter (6’0, 250) is a physical, aggressive linebacker who is always attacking.  Perfect fit as a 3-4 ILB, big thumper who takes on blocks well, speed is not his game.

58. Denver Broncos – Montee Ball RB Wisconsin

Round 2/3 (5’11, 215).  Best fit in a Zone blocking scheme.

59. New England Patriots – David Amerson CB/S North Carolina

A big, 6’1 corner that could end up at Safety.  Great size and versatility.  Says he’s willing to move to Safety.  Combine: Showed corner speed (4.4), Stock up.

60. Atlanta Falcons – Corey Lemonier DE/OLB Auburn

Stock up, Round 1 talent.

61. San Francisco 49ers – Quinton Patton WR LA Tech

Stock up, Round 2 probable. (6’2, 210) impressive Senior Bowl proved he belongs with the top 5 WR prospects.*Impressive combine, looks like round 2 lock.

62. Baltimore Ravens – Eric Reid FS LSU

A big hitting Free Safety at 6’2, 205.


Round 3

63. Kansas City Chiefs – Cornelius Washington DE/OLB Georgia

Stock up, great combine.  Tape is not great but the talent is there.


64. Jacksonville Jaguars – Blidi Wreh-Wilson CB Connecticut

Stock up, big/physical corner (6’1, 190 lbs.)  Could easily land in round 1 or 2.  I think he should go higher, like everything about his game.

65. Detroit Lions – Jordan Poyer CB Oregon St

A rising CB prospect that fills a need.  (5’11, 180) also helps in the return game.

66. Oakland Raiders – Alex Oakfor DE/OLB Texas

(6’4, 260) Stock down.  Once viewed as a late first round prospect.  He did not work out at the Combine due to injury.  *Update: Mixed review from scouts, now say anywhere from Round 2 to Round 4.

67. Philadelphia Eagles – Jesse Williams DT Alabama

A big DT (6’4, 320) that can play in the 4-3 or 3-4.  More of a space eater than pass rusher.

68. Cleveland Browns – Mike Glennon QB North Carolina St

Glennon (6’6, 205) is a pocket/vertical passing QB.  If a team falls in love with his tools/upside and disregards his game tape/decision making, he could go in the top 10 come draft day.  His decision making is the big question mark (as is his lack of pure athletic ability) and watching his game tape he is wildly inconsistent.  The tools (as a vertical passing threat) are there to be a starter and you’re hearing Ryan Mallet as a comparison but with no off the field questions.  *Update: Good Senior Bowl, powerful arm and good deep ball.  Clearly needs to put on weight and find a weight room. *Combine: Average overall, did look good when he got in a rhythm during passing drills.  Looks like he is destined for the 2nd/3rd round. 

69. Arizona Cardinals – Sam Montgomery DE/OLB LSU

Stock down.  Not as productive as you would think while playing on the most talented D-Line in College Football.  LSU coaches are saying he doesn’t work hard, big red flag.  *Admitted to gabling with teammates at LSU and not playing as hard vs. lesser competition.  Unbelievable, someone needs to talk to this guy.  Stock way down.

70. Tennessee Titans – Aaron Dobson WR Marshall

Stock up, Round 2/3.  A big (6’3, 200), polished route runner with plus deep speed.  A future #1 WR option. 


71. Buffalo Bills – Khaseem Greene LB Rutgers

Stock up, could climb to the top of the 2nd round.  An athletic former Safety, now a sideline to sideline LB.  Seahawks showing interest.

72. New York Jets – Da’Rick Rogers WR Tennessee Tech

WR Rodgers started off at Tennessee; he was kicked off the team then transferred to Tech. (6’2, 205) Rodgers is a big physical WR with good speed.  Upside, character concerns with round 1 talent.  At the combine he was compared to Dez Bryant by several analysts. *Stock up: Great combine

73. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Logan Ryan CB Rutgers

Looks like a solid round 2 prospect, complete CB.  At 6’0, 190 lbs. he excels at man coverage. *I think he’s going to be a great CB and a steal here.

74. San Francisco 49ers (via Panthers) – Brandon Williams DT Missouri Southern

Stock up, Round 2/3.  The best D2 defensive talent.

75. New Orleans Saints – Robert Alford, CB Southeastern Louisiana

Stock up, Combine

76. San Diego Chargers – Akeem Spence DT Illinois

Stock up, solid Combine

77. Miami Dolphins – J.J. Wilcox S Georgia Southern

Stock up, Round 2/3 buzz

78. St. Louis Rams – Giovanni Bernard RB North Carolina

He’s battling Eddie Lacy/Montee Ball to be the top RB in the draft.  A complete 3 down back with home run ability any time he touches the ball.  He’s tough, doesn’t shy away from blocking and a receiving threat out of the backfield.

79. Pittsburgh Steelers – Marcus Lattimore, RB South Carolina

If not for injuries he would be a 1st round pick.  Special talent, unfortunate injuries over the last two years have cost him.  Could go as high as round 2.  I’m a big fan.  *Stock up: Sounds like his recovery is way ahead of schedule.

80. Dallas Cowboys – Travis Frederick OG/C Wisconsin

His best position looks to be Guard even though he played Center in 2012.  Wisconsin keeps pumping out O-Line prospects. A versatile (6’4, 310lbs) interior offensive lineman.

*81. New York Giants – Barrett Jones C/G/T Alabama

Jones is the most versatile O-Lineman in the draft and has played all 5 positions along the line.  He plays through injuries and has a fiery personality to go along with his aggressive interior O-Line play.  *Injuries may be more serious now and could push him down.

82. Miami Dolphins (via Bears) – Sanders Commings CB Georgia 

Stock up

83. Minnesota Vikings – Marquise Goodwin WR Texas

Stock up, amazing speed. A true vertical threat who can play outside and in the slot.  Has some Mike Wallace to his game.  *Fastest 40 yard dash at the Combine

84. Cincinnati Bengals – Vance McDonald TE Rice

*Stock up, move up to Round 2/3.  Great Combine, Jason Witten comparisons.

85. Washington Redskins – Dallas Thomas OG/OT Tennessee

Thomas looks like he will kick inside to Guard or RT (6’5, 305/Guard, RT)

86. Indianapolis Colts – David Bakhtiari OT/OG Colorado

Looks like he will move to Left Guard.  *Stock up, Combine buzz, Round 2 or 3.

87. Seattle Seahawks – Zaviar Gooden OLB Missouri

*Stock way up, great Combine.  Fastest 40 time for all linebackers.

  88. Green Bay Packers – Jamie Collins OLB Southern Miss

*Stock up: Elite Combine performance, showed explosion throughout the entire test.

89. Houston Texans – Travis Kelce TE Cincinnati

Stock up for play, Stock down for off the field issues.  Scout called him a train wreck.  He has round 1 talent.

90. Denver Broncos – Brandon Jenkins DE/OLB Florida St

A big time talent who drops coming off injury.  Nice Upside

91. New England Patriots – Stedman Bailey WR West Virginia

Stock up.  A very fast (5’10, 190) slot receiver with great hands and big play ability.


92. Atlanta Falcons – Jordan Reed TE Florida

Stock up (Aaron Hernandez is training Reed).  Former QB still learning the position, Aaron Hernandez comparisons are out there.*Combine: Stock down, checked in shorter and lighter

93. San Francisco 49ers – William Gholston DE/DT Michigan St

Better fit in the 3-4 D as 5 Technique.

94. Baltimore Ravens – Cobi Hamilton WR Arkansas

Round 2/3.  (6’3, 200).  Poor Combine.


95. Houston Texans (comp) Marc Anthony CB California

Round 3 or 4.


96. Kansas City Chiefs (comp) Shamarko Thomas SS Syracuse

Stock up: Great Combine, physical freak.  Big hitting safety in the mold of Bob Sanders.  He’s overcome a lot in his personal life (lost both parents during college and now cares for his 5 siblings).  Mature beyond his years, he’s going to be a success story in the NFL.  *Move up/Round 2/3


97. Tennessee Titans (comp) Michael Buchanan DE Illinois

Stock up

Round 4


98. Jacksonville – TJ McDonald FS USC

Stock up, big/physical safety.  Stock down: game tape.  Needs to take better angles on WR/TE when playing centerfield.

99. Kansas City – Kiko Alonso ILB Oregon

Rising Middle Linebacker prospect.

100. Oakland – Tyler Bray QB Tennessee

Tools are there, maturity questions remain. *Stock up: great combine

101. Philadelphia – Leon McFadden CB SD St.

102. Minnesota (via Lions) – Terry Hawthorne CB Illinois

Stock up, big physical corner.

103. Arizona – Sio Moore OLB Connecticut

Stock up, good Senior Bowl, Great Combine. Round 2-3.

104. Cleveland – Markus Wheaton WR Oregon St

Combine: Stock up

105. Buffalo – Kwame Geathers DT Georgia

106. New York Jets – Christine Michael RB Texas A&M

*Stock up, great combine.  Impressive speed, character concerns.

107. Tennessee – Gavin Escobar TE San Diego ST

Stock way up, Round 2 or 3

108. Carolina – Sean Porter OLB Texas A&M

Stock down.  4-3 OLB

109. New Orleans – Ricky Wagner OT Wisconsin

Right Tackle

110. San Diego – Oday Aboushi OT Virginia

Stock down as a Left Tackle after being pushed around at Senior Bowl.  Will land at left guard/right tackle if he can’t play Left Tackle.  Virginia has put out a lot of solid OL prospects.

111. Miami – Morgan Breslin DE USC

112. Tampa Bay – Le'Veon Bell RB Michigan State

A big (6’2, 240) RB, more than just a power back with improved receiving skills out of the backfield.  *Stock up: Great combine

113. St. Louis – Gerald Hodges OLB Penn State

114. Dallas – Jordan Hill, DT Penn State

115. Pittsburgh – Jon Bostic ILB Florida

*Stock up, great Combine.  Faster than I expected

*116. New York Giants – Bennie Logan DT LSU

Given his athleticism and pass rush ability, I think he can play in any defensive front and pressure the QB. 

117. Chicago – Nickell Robey CB USC

Smaller CB, good slot corner.

118. Cincinnati – Tony Jefferson FS Oklahoma

In the box, big hitting safety

119. Washington – B.W. Webb CB William & Mary

Stock up, more CB help.

120. Minnesota – Mike Gillislee, RB Florida

Home run hitting RB/speed back

121. Indianapolis – Jonathan Franklin RB UCLA

*Stock up, very good Combine.

122. Green Bay – Jelani Jenkins OLB Florida

Stock up, great Combine

123. Seattle –Alvin Bailey G Arkansas

Could go in the 3rd round

124. Houston – Will Davis CB Utah State

Stock up, underrated corner.

125. Denver – Brian Winters, OT/G Kent State

126. Tampa Bay – Bacarri Rambo FS Georgia

Playmaker/ball hawk

127. Atlanta – Ryan Swope WR Texas A&M

Stock up (6’1, 205).  Great Combine, 2nd round buzz.

128. San Francisco -
Everett Dawkins, DT Florida State

129. Baltimore – Tyrann Mathieu CB LSU

Stock up after impressive Combine, anywhere from round 2-5.  Elite ball/return skills, 4.5 40 yard dash.  Who will take a chance on him?


130. Baltimore (comp) Brennan Williams OT North Carolina

Raw LT prospect, Upside pick


131. San Francisco (comp) Denard Robinson WR/KR Michigan

Former QB, learning the WR position.  Better combine than I expected, clearly putting in the work.


132. Detroit (comp) Kenny Stills WR Oklahoma

Stock up


133. Atlanta (comp) Carrington Byndom CB Texas

Round 5

134. Kansas City – Zac Dysert QB Miami Ohio

Inconsistent QB who shows flashes, a team could take a chance on him in Round 3 or 4.

135. Jacksonville - Cyril Richardson G/OT Baylor

136. Philadelphia - Phillip Thomas FS Fresno St

Stock up, Round 3/4.  Rising Safety prospect at a position of need.

137. Detroit - Trevardo Williams OLB Connecticut

*Stock up, could go Round 2/3.  Great Combine

138. Seattle (Oakland) – Jawan Jamison RB Rutgers

*Stock down: change of pace back.  Poor combine

139. Cleveland - Jackson Jeffcoat DE/OLB Texas

140. Arizona – David Quessenberry, OT/G/C San Jose State

Stock up, versatile/interior O-Line

141. New York Jets - Reid Fragel OT Ohio State

Stock up

142. Tennessee – Joseph Randle RB Oklahoma State

Stock down (6’0, 200).

143. Buffalo –Devin Taylor DE South Carolina

Underrated DE, overshadowed by next year’s top pick J. Clowney.  *Stock up, Combine

144. New Orleans - Chase Thomas OLB Stanford

Stock down, non-stop motor.  Limited athletic ability but makes plays.

145. San Diego – Stepfan Taylor RB Stanford

Stock down after the Combine (5’9, 216).

146. Miami - Josh Boyd DT Mississippi State

147. Tampa Bay - Tharold Simon CB LSU

A big CB (6’3), mixed review from scouts.

148. Carolina - Josh Boyce WR TCU

149. St. Louis – Ryan Otten TE San Jose State

Stock up

150. Pittsburgh – Dwayne Gratz CB Connecticut

Stock up, great combine.

151. Dallas – Kenjon Barner RB Oregon

Stock up

*152. New York Giants – Kevin Reddick ILB North Carolina

Stock up, weak ILB draft class could push him up boards

153. Chicago – A.J. Klein ILB Iowa State

154. Washington – Adrian Bushell CB Louisville

155. Minnesota - Cory Grissom DT South Florida

South Florida is really sending some good prospects too the next level.

156. Cincinnati - Hugh Thornton OG Illinois

157. San Francisco (Colts) - Wes Horton DE/OLB Southern California

158. Seattle - Chris Faulk OT LSU

159. Green Bay - Jordan Mills OT Louisiana Tech

160. Houston - Landry Jones QB Oklahoma

Stock down, awful Senior Bowl

161. Denver - Nick Kasa TE Colorado

Stock up

162. Washington (Patriots) - Duke Williams SS Nevada

163. Atlanta - Omoregie Uzzi OG Georgia Tech

164. Cleveland (San Francisco) - Shawn Williams SS Georgia

165. Baltimore - Brian Schwenke C California

Stock up


166. Miami Dolphins (comp) Xavier Nixon, OT Florida

Raw but very talented O-Tackle prospect.


167. Green Bay Packers (comp) Khaled Holmes C USC


168. Baltimore Ravens (comp) John Simon DE/OLB Ohio St


Round 6

169. Jacksonville Jaguars - Montori Hughes NT/DT Tennessee-Martin

170. Kansas City Chiefs - Nico Johnson ILB Alabama

171. Detroit Lions - Andre Ellington RB Clemson

Explosive, speed back.  Clemson continues to turn out RB’s.

172. Oakland Raiders - Malliciah Goodman DE/OLB Clemson

173. Cleveland Browns (via Philadelphia Eagles) - Luke Marquardt OT Azusa Pacific

174. Oakland Raiders (Arizona Cardinals) - Josh Evans FS Florida

Josh Evans was over shadowed by Matt Elam but he’s a very good FS prospect.

175. San Francisco 49ers (Cleveland Browns) - Knile Davis RB Arkansas

*Stock up: Great combine, elite speed.  Character/fumbling concerns.  1st round talent but a lot of issues.

176. Arizona Cardinals (via Vikings) (Tennessee) - Bruce Taylor ILB Virginia Tech

177. Buffalo Bills - J.C. Tretter OG Cornell

Stock up

178. New York Jets - Joseph Fauria TE UCLA

Huge TE at 6’7.  Red zone threat with NFL bloodlines.

179. San Diego Chargers - Matt Scott QB Arizona

*Stock up.  Interesting QB, who could be looked at as read option project QB.

180. San Francisco 49ers (From Miami) - Dustin Hopkins K Florida State

181. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Alex Hurst OT LSU

182. Carolina Panthers - Brandon Bishop FS N.C State  

183. New Orleans Saints - Zeke Motta FS Notre Dame

Stock down, speed questions

184. St. Louis Rams - Marquess Wilson WR Washington State

185. Dallas Cowboys - Lavar Edwards DE LSU

Stock up, good Combine

186. Pittsburgh Steelers - Levine Toilolo TE Stanford

A giant TE and immediate red zone threat. (6’8,250)

*187. New York Giants - Brandon McGee CB Miami (Fla.)

Stock up, nice Combine.  Great speed but undersized.  I’m a fan.

188. Chicago Bears - Braxton Cave C Notre Dame

189. Minnesota Vikings - Sean Renfree QB Duke

*Stock up, Lots of buzz as this year’s sleeper QB

190. Cincinnati Bengals - Chris Gragg TE Arkansas   

Stock up: Great combine, fastest 40. H-Back type.

191. Washington Redskins - Vince Williams ILB Florida State

192. Indianapolis Colts - DeVonte Holloman OLB South Carolina

193. Green Bay Packers - Travis Long OLB Washington State

194. Seattle Seahawks - Ace Sanders WR South Carolina

Stock up

195. Houston Texans - Tavarres King WR Georgia

196. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Philadelphia Eagles) (From Denver) - Michael Williams TE Alabama

197. Cincinnati Bengals (From New England) - Kerwynn Williams RB Utah St

Stock up

198. Atlanta Falcons - Michael Mauti OLB Penn State

Coming off injury, round 3-4 talent.

199. Baltimore Ravens (49ers-Boldin) - Jasper Collins WR Mount Union

Stock up. D3 standout.

200. Baltimore Ravens - Joe Kruger DE Utah

Stock up, solid combine.  Brother is Ravens DE Paul Kruger


201. Houston Texans (comp) Lonnie Pryor FB Florida State  


202. Tennessee Titans (comp) Jeff Baca OG/C UCLA


203. Baltimore Ravens (comp) Walter Stewart DE/OLB Cincinnati

Stewart is trying to overcome a spine issue which could end his career.  If he checks out medically he is a top 50 prospect.  Big “If” but you have to root for this guy


204. Kansas City Chiefs (comp) David Bass DE Missouri Western State


205. Oakland Raiders (comp) Micah Hyde CB Iowa


206. Pittsburgh Steelers (comp) Robert Lester SS Alabama

Stock down, coverage concerns.  Rookie wall concerns.


Round 7

207. Kansas City Chiefs - Josh Johnson CB Purdue

208. Jacksonville Jaguars - Miguel Maysonet RB Stony Brook

209. Arizona Cardinals (Oakland Raiders) - Dion Sims TE Michigan State

More of a blocker than pass catcher at this stage.

210. Philadelphia Eagles - Earl Wolff SS North Carolina State

211. Detroit Lions - Earl Watford OG James Madison

212. Philadelphia Eagles (via Cleveland Browns) - Chris Harper WR Kansas State

Round 4-5

213. Minnesota Vikings (via Arizona Cardinals) - Sam Brenner OG Utah  

214. Seattle Seahawks (From Buffalo) - Jake Stoneburner TE Ohio State

215. New York Jets - Marcus Cromartie CB Wisconsin

216. Tennessee Titans - Brad Sorensen QB Southern Utah

Buzz as a sleeper QB prospect.

217. Miami Dolphins - Cooper Taylor SS Richmond 

218. New England Patriots (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)- Keith Pough OLB Howard

219. Oakland Raiders (From Carolina) - Terrence Brown CB Stanford  

220. Seattle Seahawks (via Saints) - Quanterus Smith DE/OLB Western Kentucky

221. San Diego Chargers - Garrett Gilkey OG Chadron State  

222. St. Louis Rams - Tobias Palmer WR NC State

223. Pittsburgh Steelers - Ty Powell, LB Harding

224. Miami Dolphins (From Dallas) - Demetrius McCray CB Appalachian State

Round 4 or 5.

*225. New York Giants - Ray Graham RB Pittsburgh

Solid #2 RB option at the next level.

226. Philadelphia Eagles (via Tampa Bay)(From Chicago) – Steve Beauharnais ILB Rutgers

227. San Francisco 49ers (From Cincinnati) – Collin Klein QB Kansas State

Teams want him at TE, he wants to stay at QB

228. Washington Redskins – Gilbert Pena DT Mississippi  

229. Minnesota Vikings - Conner Vernon WR Duke

Scouts love him, met with all 32 teams at the combine.  

230. Philadelphia Eagles (Indianapolis Colts) - Theo Riddick RB Notre Dame

231. Minnesota Vikings (Seahawks-Harvin) – William Campbell DT Michigan   

232. Green Bay Packers - Jordan Rodgers QB Vanderbilt

Aaron Rodgers younger brother

233. Houston Texans – Meshak Williams OLB Kansas State 

234. Denver Broncos – Onterio McCalebb RB Auburn

235. New England Patriots - Lerentee McCray OLB Florida  

236. Atlanta Falcons –Rod Sweeting CB Georgia Tech

237. Cleveland Browns (San Francisco 49ers) - Kapron Lewis-Moore DE Notre Dame

238. Baltimore Ravens – Rashard Hall FS Clemson


239. Philadelphia Eagles (comp) Emmett Cleary OT Boston College


240. Cincinnati Bengals (comp) Darius Smith DT Miami (FL)


241. Seattle Seahawks (comp) Rontez Miles FS California (PA)


242. Seattle Seahawks (comp) Aaron Mellette WR Elon 


243. Atlanta Falcons (comp) Stansly Maponga DE TCU


244. Atlanta Falcons (comp) Caleb Sturgis K Florida  


245. Detroit Lions (comp) John Wetzel RT Boston College


246. San Francisco 49ers (comp) Vinston Painter OG Virginia Tech


247. Baltimore Ravens (comp) Manase Foketi OT West Texas A&M


248. Tennessee Titans (comp) Alec Lemon WR Syracuse  


249. Atlanta Falcons (comp) Aaron Hester CB UCLA


250. Miami Dolphins (comp) Braden Brown OT BYU  


251. Cincinnati Bengals (comp) Mychal Rivera TE Tennessee


252. San Francisco 49ers (comp) Stacy McGee DT Oklahoma


*253. New York Giants (comp) Ray Ray Armstrong SS Miami


254. Indianapolis Colts (comp) John Lotulelie OLB UNLV



*End Round 7*



*Best Available Players*

Uzoma Nwachukwu WR Texas A&M  

Brandon Kaufman WR Eastern Washington

Rodney Smith WR Florida State

Greg Reid CB Valdosta State

Tanner Hawkinson OT Kansas

Mark Jackson OT Glenville State

Jordan Devey RT Memphis

Sam Brenner OG Utah

Eric Herman OG Ohio

Philip Lutzenkirchen TE Auburn

Zach Sudfeld TE Nevada

Stefphon Jefferson RB Nevada

Dennis Johnson RB Arkansas

Montel Harris RB Boston College

Spencer Ware RB LSU

Brandon Sharpe OLB Syracuse  

Quinton Dial DE Alabama

Bradley McDougald FS Kansas

Daimion Stafford S Nebraska

Kenny Tate OLB/S Maryland

Dalton Freeman C Clemson

Kyle Juszczyk FB Harvard

Keenan Davis WR Iowa

Justice Cunningham TE South Carolina

Brad Wing P LSU 

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