Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Post Combine 7 Round 2014 NFL MOCK DRAFT


7 Rounds

Updated: (3/6/14)


1. Houston Texans: Blake Bortles QB, UCF

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

Team Needs: Franchise QB, RT, ILB, S, and CB

The Texans will be deciding between 3 QB’s: Bridgewater, Bortles and Manziel.  The other option would be Jadeveon Clowney here and a QB at the top of Round 2.



*TRADE* Rams Trade #2 pick to Falcons for Pick #6 and 2015 2nd and 4th Round Pick

2. Atlanta Falcons: Jadeveon Clowney DE, South Carolina

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

Team Needs: DE/OLB, OT/OG, TE

The Falcons will look to address the Offensive and Defensive Line early and often in the draft.


3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Teddy Bridgewater QB, Louisville

Teddy Bridgewater is my #1 QB prospect and has everything you look for in a franchise QB.  At 6’2, 215lbs he was able to pack on 15 pounds for the combine but scouts still worry about his slim build, particularly his lower half.  A strong, accurate passer who excels at keeping his cool in the pocket and throwing on the run when pressure forces him outside.  Great vision and touch to go along with his leadership and command in the huddle.  *Combine: Disappointing he didn’t work out as he could have distinguished himself as the #1 QB.

Team Needs: Franchise QB, DE, RT, CB, LB

In Round 1 expect the Jags to draft their Franchise QB or Jadeveon Clowney.

4. Cleveland Browns: Johnny Manziel QB, Texas A&M

Johnny Football checked in at 5’11 ¾, 207lbs at the combine, he ran well and by all accounts interviewed very well.  Last year I had him pegged as an upside 3rd round pick but this year I’ve seen increased arm strength and improved accuracy which puts him right in the mix as a top 10 pick.  I don’t see the Drew Brees comparisons, just because he’s short doesn’t mean he plays like all other short QB’s.  To me, his play most resembles Doug Flutie with all the scrambling and ability to make positive plays when it seems everything has broken down, the question is can he play within the pocket on a consistent basis?  He struggled in college when teams made a concentrated effort to contain him between the tackles and not allow him to run free and improvise   The big question is how teams will evaluate his personality, ability to lead a franchise and off the field question marks.  He’s simply a playmaker and his skills on the field can’t be denied.  *The Godfather Gil Brandt ranks Johnny Football as the #1 Prospect in the entire draft.  How awesome is Gil Brandt?  Honestly, Gil is just tremendous even if you don’t agree with him you have to respect the Godfather.

Team Needs: Franchise QB, RB, WR, OG, nickel CB

With two first Round picks the Browns should take their future QB with one of the picks.

5. Oakland Raiders: Sammy Watkins WR, Clemson

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

Team Needs: Franchise QB, DE, WR, CB, OT, RB

The Raiders can go so many ways with this pick: Top QB, O-Line/D-Line or best player available like Sammy Watkins



*TRADE* Rams Trade #2 pick to Falcons for Pick #6 and 2015 2nd and 4th Round Pick

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

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

Team Needs: OT, S, WR, CB, maybe QB

Rams #2 pick is for sale (To Falcons for Clowney), maybe they can move down and still pick LT Jake Matthews/Greg Robinson or they can pick DE Clowney even though they have DE’s Robert Quinn/Chris Long.  WR Sammy Watkins would look good here too.


7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Khalil Mack OLB, Buffalo

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

Team Needs: DE/OLB, O-Line, TE, and another DT to pair with McCoy

8. Minnesota Vikings: Derek Carr QB, Fresno State

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

Team Needs: Franchise QB, DE, OG, and another S to pair with Smith

9. Buffalo Bills: Anthony Barr OLB, UCLA

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

Team Needs: OT/OG, OLB, S, and WR (to go along with Johnson/Woods)


10. Detroit Lions: Justin Gilbert CB, Oklahoma State

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

Team Needs: CB, #2 WR, S, OG/OC *( A WR like Evans or Lee might be better value here but WR’s are deeper than top end CB’s this year)


11. Tennessee Titans: Jake Matthews OT, Texas A&M

At 6’5, 305lbs, Matthews is the fighting off Greg Robinson to be the #1 offensive tackle selected in a talented class (less now with players returning).  He excels as a pass protector with experience as a right and left tackle, his future is at left tackle.  With NFL bloodlines, he has been around the game his entire life and carries himself like a pro.  He’s the safest pick in the draft but lacks the upside of LT Greg Robinson.

Team Needs: CB (if Verner leaves), DE/OLB/Pass-Rush, Future OT’s, RB (if CJ gets cut), and QB


12. New York Giants: Taylor Lewan OT, Michigan

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

Team Needs: OG/OC, OT (if they move Justin Pugh to OG), CB, OLB, RB, WR, TE, and DT


13. St. Louis Rams: Haha Clinton-Dix FS, Alabama

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

Team Needs: OT, S, WR, CB

14. Chicago Bears: Kony Ealy DE/DT/OLB, Missouri

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

Team Needs: DT, CB, S, OG, DE, LB (depth)

15. Pittsburgh Steelers: Louis Nix III NT/DT, Notre Dame

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

Team Needs: OT, CB, S, Youth on the DL


16. Dallas Cowboys: Aaron Donald DT, Pittsburgh

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

Team Needs: All levels on Defense, DT, DE, CB, S


17. Baltimore Ravens: Mike Evans WR, Texas A&M

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

Team Needs: OT, WR, CB


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

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

Team Needs: Offensive playmakers, WR, TE, OG, OLB, S/CB, RB


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

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

Team Needs: OT/OG, DT, CB

20. Arizona Cardinals: Ra’Shede Hageman DT/DE, Minnesota

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

Team Needs: OT, OLB/DE, Future QB

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

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

Team Needs: O-Line, TE, CB/S, LB, D-Line


22. Philadelphia Eagles: Darqueze Dennard CB, Michigan State

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

Team Needs: 2 CB’s, S, OLB, #2 WR


23. Kansas City Chiefs: Eric Ebron TE, North Carolina

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

Team Needs: WR, TE, DE, ILB


24. Cincinnati Bengals: Bradley Roby CB, Ohio State

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

Team Needs: youth at CB, S, OLB, youth OL

Biggest need is adding youth/depth to the secondary but CB/S value may be better in rounds 2 and 3.


25. San Diego Chargers: Morgan Moses OT, Virginia

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

Team Needs: Pass-rush, OLB, 2 CB’s, O-Line


26. Cleveland Browns (via Indianapolis): Marqise Lee WR, USC

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

Team Needs: Franchise QB, RB, WR, OG, nickel CB


27. New Orleans Saints: Kyle Van Noy DE/OLB, BYU

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

Team Needs: O-Line, OLB, CB, WR


28. Carolina Panthers: Kelvin Benjamin WR, Florida State

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

Team Needs: Future #1 WR, CB, OT/OG, S

This looks like it will be a Left Tackle now with Jordan Gross announcing his retirement.  Expect 2 OT’s a WR and 2 CB’s for the Panthers

29. New England Patriots: Jace Amaro TE, Texas Tech

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

Team Needs: TE, O-Line, D-Line, CB


30. San Francisco 49ers: Brandin Cooks WR, Oregon State

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

Team Needs: WR, CB, and youth on D-Line


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

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

Team Needs: Interior O-Line, D-Line, CB

32. Seattle Seahawks: Timmy Jernigan DT, Florida State

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

Team Needs: OT/OG, youth D-Line, WR, TE




33. Houston Texans: Cyrus Kouandjio OT, Alabama

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

34. Washington Redskins: Calvin Pryor FS, Louisville

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

Team Needs: O-Line/D-Line, CB/S, ILB

35. Cleveland Browns: Carlos Hyde RB, Ohio State

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

36. Oakland Raiders: Jimmy Garoppolo QB, Eastern Illinois

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

37. Atlanta Falcons: Xavier Su’a-Filo OG, UCLA

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

38. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE, Washington

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

39. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dee Ford DE/OLB, Auburn

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


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

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

41. Buffalo Bills: David Yankey OG/RT, Stanford

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


42. Tennessee Titans: Tre Mason RB, Auburn

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

43. New York Giants: Jason Verrett CB, TCU

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

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

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


45. Detroit Lions: DaVante Adams WR, Fresno State

1st round talent, Michael Crabtree clone.

46. Pittsburgh Steelers: Kyle Fuller CB, Virginia Tech

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

47. Dallas Cowboys: Cyril Richardson OG, Baylor

A powerful 6’5, 330lbs who can also move, will be in high demand as the possible #1 true Guard in the class.  Had a rough Senior Bowl and his stock is down, still worth a second round pick.

48. Baltimore Ravens: Ka’Deem Carey RB, Arizona

Could be the #1 RB in this year’s draft class.  5’10, 200lbs, great vision and explosive.  Can catch the ball and pass protect. *Combine: slow 40, stock down.

49. New York Jets: Allen Robinson WR, Penn State

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

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

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

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

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

52. Arizona Cardinals: Antonio “Tiny” Richardson OT, Tennessee

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

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

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

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

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

55. Cincinnati Bengals: Ryan Shazier OLB Ohio State

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

56. San Francisco 49ers (via Kansas City): Marcus Smith DE/OLB, Louisville 

2nd Round

57. San Diego Chargers: Marcus Roberson, CB, Florida

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

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

Big hitting safety

59. Indianapolis Colts: Jarvis Landry WR, LSU

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

Team Needs: O-Line/D-Line, CB/S, WR

60. Carolina Panthers: Louchiez Purifoy CB, Florida

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

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

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

62. New England Patriots: Kelcy Quarles DT, South Carolina

Moving into the second round

63. Denver Broncos: Terrance Mitchell CB, Oregon

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

64. Seattle Seahawks: Jack Mewhort T/G, Ohio State

Looks like he will move inside to Guard or RT.




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

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

66. Washington Redskins: Bashaud Breeland CB, Clemson

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

67. Oakland Raiders: Bishop Sankey RB, Washington

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

68. Atlanta Falcons: Kareem Martin DE, North Carolina

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

69. New York Jets (via Tampa Bay): Troy Niklis TE, Norte Dame

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

70. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jeremy Hill RB, LSU

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

71. Cleveland Browns: Chris Borland ILB, Wisconsin

Round 3, 4  Comps to Zack Thomas

72. Minnesota Vikings: Shayne Skov ILB, Stanford

Top 5 ILB prospect.

73. Buffalo Bills: Paul Richardson WR, Colorado

Could go as high as the top of 2nd round.

74. New York Giants: Christian Jones OLB/ILB/DE, Florida State

Great size/speed combo at 6’4, 230lbs, can play any LB spot and slide down to DE.  Can play in any scheme but best fit would be at OLB in the 3-4 Defense.  2nd, 3rd Round. He’s going higher just need to find a spot for him.  I would take him late in the 1st Round, he’s going to be great.

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

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

76. Detroit Lions: Weston Richburg C, Colorado State

May be the best Center in the draft, Stock Up

77. San Francisco 49ers (via Tennessee): Marcus Martin OC, USC

Stock up, Top center on many boards

78. Dallas Cowboys: Victor Hampton CB, South Carolina

79. Baltimore Ravens: Cameron Fleming OT, Stanford

Right Tackle, 2/3 Round

80. New York Jets: Lache Seastrunk RB, Baylor

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

81. Miami Dolphins: Jaylen Watkins CB, Florida

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

82. Chicago Bears: Ego Ferguson DT, LSU

Day one starter at DT.

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

Round 2/3

84. Arizona Cardinals: Zach Mettenberger QB, LSU

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

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

86. Philadelphia Eagles: Ed Reynolds FS, Stanford

2nd/3rd Round

87. Kansas City Chiefs: Anthony Johnson DE/DT, LSU

88. Cincinnati Bengals: Keith McGill CB, Utah

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

89. San Diego Chargers: Carl Bradford DE/OLB, Arizona State

Declared early, 2/3 round.

90. Indianapolis Colts: Ed Stinson DE/DT, Alabama

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

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

92. Carolina Panthers: JaWuan James OT, Tennessee

RT who could find his way into round 2.

93. New England Patriots: Brandon Coleman WR, Rutgers

Big, 6’6, WR. Upside pick


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

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

95. Denver Broncos: Gabe Jackson OG, Mississippi State

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

96. Minnesota Vikings (via Seattle): Dion Baily FS, USC

Second Round



97. Houston Texans: Jackson Jeffcoat DE/LB, Texas

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

98. Washington Redskins: DaQuan Jones DT, Penn State

99. Atlanta Falcons: Arthur Lynch TE, Georgia

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

100. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Aaron Lynch, DE South Florida

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

101. Jacksonville Jaguars: Joel Bitonio OG/OT, Nevada

102. Cleveland Browns: Seantrel Henderson OT, Miami

Physically gifted RT, former #1 prospect out of high school.  Does he love football?  Massive at 6’6, 330lbs and very well put together, he has the biggest wingspan of anyone at the Senior Bowl and that really helps him at Offensive Tackle.

103. Oakland Raiders: E.J. Gaines CB, Missouri

5’10, 195lbs.

104. Minnesota Vikings: Anthony Steen OG, Alabama

105. Buffalo Bills: Zach Fulton OG/OC, Tennessee

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

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

107. Detroit Lions: Yawin Smallwood LB, Connecticut

108. Tennessee Titans: Aaron Murray QB, Georgia

Polished college QB. 6’0, 201lbs.

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

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

110. Jacksonville Jaguars (via Baltimore): Donte Moncrief WR, Ole Miss

Rising WR prospect, could go round 2, 3.

111. New York Jets: Trevor Reilly DE/OLB, Utah

2nd Round

112. Miami Dolphins: Brandon Thomas OT/OG Clemson

Solid but may have to move inside to guard, 2nd round talk.

113. Chicago Bears: Will Sutton DT, Arizona State

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

114. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jared Abbrederis WR, Wisconsin

Great showing at the Senior Bowl, catches everything

115. Dallas Cowboys: Logan Thomas QB Virginia Tech

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

116. Arizona Cardinals: Telvin Smith, LB/S Florida State

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

117. Green Bay Packers: Andre Hal CB, Vanderbilt

118. Philadelphia Eagles: Mike Davis WR, Texas

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

119. Kansas City Chiefs: Lamin Barrow ILB, LSU

120. Cincinnati Bengals: Brett Smith QB, Wyoming

Developmental QB. Athletic, decent arm.

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

Great Combine

122. New Orleans Saints: Martavis Bryant WR, Clemson

Big time upside WR, all the physical tools are there.  Great combine

123. Cleveland Browns (via Indianapolis): Tyler Larsen C, Utah State

124. Carolina Panthers: Wesley Johnson OT, Vanderbilt

Underrated O-Line prospect.

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

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

Round 2, 3. Undersized but fast and athletic

127. Denver Broncos: Terrence Brooks S, Florida State

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

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


129. Houston Texans: Max Bullough ILB, Michigan State

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

Stock up

131. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Trai Turner OG, LSU

132. Jacksonville Jaguars: Demarcus Lawrence DE/OLB, Boise State

Late 2nd, 3rd Round

133. Cleveland Browns: Walt Aikens CB, Liberty

6’1, 205lbs.  Impressive Senior Bowl.

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

135. Atlanta Falcons: Kapri Bibbs RB, Colorado State

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

136. Minnesota Vikings: Dri Archer RB, Kent State

Impressive Combine with the fastest 40 yard dash at 4.26

137. Buffalo Bills: Vinnie Sunseri S, Alabama

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

139. Tennessee Titans: Morgan Breslin DE/OLB, USC

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

140. New York Giants: Caraun Reid DT, Princeton

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

141. St. Louis Rams: Antone Exum CB/S, Virginia Tech

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

142. New York Jets: Ahmad Dixon S, Baylor

143. Miami Dolphins: Tre Boston S, North Carolina

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

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

145. Pittsburgh Steelers: James Hurst OT, North Carolina

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

146. Dallas Cowboys: Josh Huff WR, Oregon  

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

148. Arizona Cardinals: Chris Davis CB, Auburn

149. Green Bay Packers: Jordan Zumwalt OLB, UCLA

150. Philadelphia Eagles: Anthony Harris FS, Virginia 

151. Kansas City Chiefs: Jeff Mathews QB, Cornell

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

152. Cincinnati Bengals: Kameron Jackson CB, Cal

153. San Diego Chargers: Bruce Ellington WR, South Carolina

154. Indianapolis Colts: Terrance Hackney OT, Bethune-Cookman

155. New Orleans Saints: Stephen Morris QB Miami

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

156. Carolina Panthers: Hakeem Smith SS, Louisville 

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

158. San Francisco 49ers: Cody Latimer WR, Indiana

159. Denver Broncos: Jeremy Gallon WR, Michigan

160. Seattle Seahawks: Xavier Grimble TE, USC





161. Houston Texans:
Marion Grice RB, Arizona State


162. Washington Redskins: Deandre Coleman DE/DT, California

163. Jacksonville Jaguars:
Tajh Boyd QB, Clemson

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

164. Cleveland Browns:
Marcel Jensen TE, Fresno State

165. Oakland Raiders:
Chris Watt OG, Notre Dame

166. Atlanta Falcons:
Kevin Norwood WR, Alabama

Stock Up

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

Stock Up

168. Minnesota Vikings: Jalen Saunders WR, Oklahoma

169. Buffalo Bills: Jacob Pederson TE, Wisconsin

170. Tennessee Titans:
Michael Schofield, OT Michigan

171. New York Giants: Richard Rogers TE, California

Rising TE prospect.

172. St Louis Rams: Rashaad Reynolds CB, Oregon State 

173. Detroit Lions:
Connor Shaw QB South Carolina

174. Miami Dolphins:
Kenny Ladler S, Vanderbilt

175. Chicago Bears: Marqueston Huff S, Wyoming

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

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

Pass rush specialist, can line up as a 4-3 DE and maybe OLB. Declined this year but can get to the QB.  *I’ve had him in Round 3 through Round 5 and I’m not moving him down, if anything he’s moving up on my board.

178. Baltimore Ravens:
Charles Leno OT Boise State

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

180. Arizona Cardinals: Jeoffrey Pagan DE, Alabama

Injury, Stock Down

181. Green Bay Packers: Travis Swanson C, Arkansas

Stock Down

182. New England Patriots (via Phi):
Aaron Colvin CB, Oklahoma

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

183. Cincinnati Bengals:
Shamar Stephen DT Connecticut

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

185. San Diego Chargers: Bryan Stork C, Florida State

Stock Down

186. New Orleans Saints: Ryan Grant WR, Tulane

187. Indianapolis Colts:
Brandon Linder OG, Miami

188. Carolina Panthers:
Anthony Harris S, Virginia

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

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

191. Denver Broncos:
Andrew Jackson LB Western Kentucky

192. Seattle Seahawks:
Shaquille Richardson CB Arizona





193. Houston Texans: Joe Don Duncan TE, Dixie State

194. Washington Redskins: Terrance West RB, Towson

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

195. Cleveland Browns: TJ Jones WR Notre Dame

196. Oakland Raiders: Devon Kennard OLB, USC

197. Atlanta Falcons: Calvin Barnett DT, Oklahoma State  

198. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Chandler Jones WR, San Jose State

199. Jacksonville Jaguars: Quincy Enunwa, WR, Nebraska

200. Minnesota Vikings: Storm Johnson RB Central Florida

201. Buffalo Bills: Nevin Lawson CB Utah State

202. New York Giants: James Stone C, Tennessee

203. St Louis Rams: Dakota Dozier OG, Furman

Stock Up

204. Detroit Lions: Sean Hickey OT, Syracuse

205. Tennessee Titans: Robert Herron WR, Wyoming

Stock up, mid round WR

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

207. Pittsburgh Steelers: Kevin Pierre-Louis LB Boston College

Great Combine, great speed and fluid for any LB spot

208. Dallas Cowboys: Nickoe Whitley S, Mississippi State

209. Indianapolis Colts (via Bal): Christian Kirksey LB Iowa

210. New York Jets: Tyler Starr LB South Dakota

211. Miami Dolphins: Ryan Carrethers DT, Arkansas State

212. Oakland Raiders (via Ari): Colt Lyerla TE, Oregon

Big off the field questions but great athlete

213. Green Bay Packers: Dexter McDougle CB Maryland

214. Philadelphia Eagles:
Andrew Norwell OG, Ohio State

215. Kansas City Chiefs:
Gabe Ikard C, Oklahoma

216. Cincinnati Bengals:
James Gayle DE Vigrinia Tech

217. San Diego Chargers:
Andre Williams RB, Boston College

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

218. San Francisco 49ers (via Ind):
Derrell Johnson LB East Carolina

219. San Francisco 49ers (via NO):
Crockett Gillmore TE Colorado State

220. San Francisco 49ers (via Car):
Silas Redd RB USC

221. New England Patriots:
Matt Patchan OG Boston College

222. San Francisco 49ers:
Sean Parker S Washington

223. Denver Broncos: Keon Lyn CB Syracuse

224. Seattle Seahawks: Ty Zimmerman S, Kansas State





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