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« on: Apr 25, 2012 at 15:14 »

2012 1 Round Mock Draft

1.   Indianapolis Colts – QB Andrew Luck, Stanford.  Duh.

2.   Washington Redskins – QB Robert Griffin III, Baylor.  Duh.

3.   Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TRADE with Minnesota) – RB Trent Richardson, Alabama.  The Bucs added WR Vincent Jackson, CB Eric Wright, and OG Carl Nicks.  Greg Schiano wants to build a running game and sees the value drop off after Richardson, so TB sends Minnesota their R1 and R2 for Minnesota’s R1 and R5.  In rounds 3-5, Schiano will look for defensive value, but Richardson is a big splash.

4.   Cleveland Browns – WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma St.  After shitting the bed in the RG3 sweepstakes, the Browns miss out on the RB they covet, so they take the best playmaker for Colt McCoy.  GM Mike Holmgren won’t go CB at the top of R1 again, won’t put Kalil at RT, and isn’t ready to gamble on Tannehill over McCoy.  

5.   Minnesota (FROM Tampa Bay) – CB Morris Claiborne, LSU.  Vikings desperately need OL, but CB is also a high area of need when facing Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler, and Matthew Stafford six times a year.  They feel they can bolster the OL at the top of R2 and with 3 R4 picks.

6.   St. Louis Rams – OT Matt Kalil, USC.  Jeff Fisher gets a gift here, with the Vikes spurning Kalil and the Bucs and Browns going in a different direction.   Rams with 2.33 and 2.39 picks can add a solid DL and WR.

7.   Jacksonville Jaguars – DT Fletcher Cox.  Jaguars can add a strong interior presence with Cox and still find a solid WR threat in R2.  They need to improve their offense, but Cox is BPA.

8.   Miami Dolphins – QB Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M.  Strong buzz for Tannehill to Miami.  Miami tried and failed to get Peyton Manning and Matt Flynn, and OC Mike Sherman was Tannehill’s coach at A&M, so the Fins roll the dice on a kid with a very high ceiling, but also a potential bust factor.  If they pass on Tannehill he could slide far.

9.   Carolina Panthers –DE Melvin Ingram, South Carolina.  Panthers need help on D, especially along the DL.  Other options could include Poe, Coples, or possibly Gilmore.

10.   Buffalo Bills – ILB Luke Kuechly, Boston College.  Great combination of need and BPA.  This is higher than most ILBs get taken R1, but Kuechly is just the tackling machine the Bills need inside.

11.   Kansas City Chiefs -  OG David DeCastro, Stanford.  Like Kuechly, DeCastro goes off higher than most OGs, but he too is a superior prospect.  Will immediately bolster the IOL.  Could consider Poe, but again the Chiefs take the safer, better-rated prospect.

12.   Seattle Seahawks – DE Courtney Upshaw, Alabama.  Seahawks need a pass rusher, and pass on Coples for the more consistent Upshaw.
 
13.   Arizona Cardinals – OT Riley Reiff, Iowa.  Arizona’s OL has been shaky, and a bookend for Levi Brown would be a step in the right direction.  Teams wanting Barron will need to contact Arizona, but that might be too rich for most.

14.   Dallas Cowboys – SS Mark Barron, Alabama.  This is pretty much in stone.

15.   Philadelphia Eagles – CB Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina.  Most mocks have Philly going DL here, but they replace Asante Samuel (traded to the Falcons) and pair Gilmore with Asomugha, keeping DRC inside.

16.   New York Jets – OLB Whitney Mercilus, Illinois.  Just a hunch Rex goes pass rusher.

17.   Cincinnati Bengals – CB Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama.  Some character concerns on the pot issue, but hell, it’s the Bengals, and they need help at CB.

18.   New England Patriots (TRADE with San Diego) – DT Dontari Poe, Memphis.  Poe could be targeted by several teams from 20-25, and alongside Vince Wilfork in the 40 front the Patriots could make strides on D.  They trade the 1.27 and 1.31 for 1.18 and 2.49, and can solidify the rest of the defense with 3 R2 picks (2.48, 2.49, 2.60).

19.   Chicago Bears – DE Chandler Jones, Syracuse.  Bears could use a bookend tackle to Carimi, but don’t reach for Jonathan Martin or Smoky Adams.  D is starting to look old, and Jones brings some pass rushing ability opposite Peppers.

20.   Tennessee Titans – WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame.  Going off script, the Titans look to add some talent to Kenny Britt and Nate Washington, and feel that Floyd is a great value at 1.20, and a player who can be a WR1.  They can bolster CB and DL later.

21.   Cincinnati Bengals – WR Stephen Hill, Georgia Tech.  Bengals upgrade their receiving corps by pairing Hill, a Demaryius Thomas clone, with A.J. Greene.  Andy Dalton shits his pants with joy.

22.   Cleveland Browns – RB Doug Martin, Boise St.  The Browns reach for a RB after missing Richardson, but the versatile Muscle Hamster should be a good fit.

23.   Baltimore Ravens (TRADE with Detroit) – ILB Don’t’a Hightower, Alabama.  Ravens sneak past Pittsburgh on the assumption he’s their 1.24 target, and get an inside backer to upgrade Jameel McClain and eventually take over for Ray Lewis.   Ravens trade their R1 and R3.

24.   Pittsburgh Steelers – OT Bobby Massie, Mississippi.  See previous draft notes.

25.   Denver Broncos – DT Michael Brockers, LSU.  Broncos have retreads and has-beens at DT, so Brockers could be a big upgrade. 

26.   Houston Texans – OG Kevin Zeitler, Wisconsin.  Could go OT to replace Eric Winston, but better RT value presents later.  Same goes for WR.  Might look for an OLB like Shea McClellin as well, although there may be value later as well.

27.   San Diego Chargers (FROM New England) – OLB Shea McClellin, Boise St.  A high motor guy who can learn the trade behind vets Shaun Phillips and Jarrett Johnson.
  
28.   Green Bay Packers – SS Harrison Smith, Notre Dame.  With Nick Collins released, Morgan Burnett could transition to FS, or Harrison could take the FS reins.  Smith is possibly a more physical presence better suited to SS, but has the wheels to help in deep cover as well.

29.   Detroit Lions (FROM Baltimore) – DE Nick Perry, USC.  Lions and DE Avril are in a Mexican standoff over long-term deal, so Perry strengthens their hand.  DE Kyle Vandenbosch ain't getting any younger, either.


30.   San Francisco 49ers – OG Cordy Glenn, Georgia.  Inconsistent film drops Glenn, but he should fill in nicely at RG.

31.   San Diego Chargers (FROM New England) – DE Kendall Reyes, Connecticut.  Corey Liuget looks overwhelmed as a 3-4 DE, and Vaughn Martin has been nothing special on the opposite side.

32.   New York Giants – OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford.  A bit of a finesse OT like current RT Will Beatty.  With Kareem McKenzie gone, Giants have 9-year man David Diehl penciled in.  Martin could use a year in strength and conditioning, but might be effective for them at LT.


Missed the cut:  WR Kendall Wright, Baylor; OT Mike Adams, Ohio State; TE Coby Fleener, Stanford; DT Jerel Worthy, Michigan State; DT Devon Still, Penn State; DE Andre Branch, Clemson; C Peter Konz, Wisconsin; CB Janoris Jenkins.  Of course, anyone not listed in R1 missed the cut.
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« Reply #1 on: Apr 25, 2012 at 15:39 »

OK-- You shit the bed there...where is Kalil?

Or did I miss something?
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« Reply #2 on: Apr 25, 2012 at 16:00 »

OK-- You shit the bed there...where is Kalil?

Or did I miss something?

Killjoy.

Yeah, I fucked that one up.  Meant to have him slide a bit but not out of R1.  Will fix it.
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« Reply #3 on: Apr 25, 2012 at 19:17 »

Much better.  I felt like Floyd in the top 10 was a reach, and Janoris Jenkins belonged to R2; now that's all in place.  About half a dozen teams tweaked and, IMO, for the better. 
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« Reply #4 on: Apr 26, 2012 at 09:18 »

Mayock's one and only mock.
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« Reply #5 on: Apr 26, 2012 at 09:41 »

Cordy Glenn with both Poe and Hightower on the board?  Get ready for the boos.  Maybe not though, looking around at other evals that looks like a value pick at a need position.  So, maybe a good thing.
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« Reply #6 on: Apr 26, 2012 at 11:27 »

2012 1 Round Mock Draft

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2.   Washington Redskins – QB Robert Griffin III, Baylor.  Duh.

3.   Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TRADE with Minnesota) – RB Trent Richardson, Alabama.  The Bucs added WR Vincent Jackson, CB Eric Wright, and OG Carl Nicks.  Greg Schiano wants to build a running game and sees the value drop off after Richardson, so TB sends Minnesota their R1 and R2 for Minnesota’s R1 and R5.  In rounds 3-5, Schiano will look for defensive value, but Richardson is a big splash.

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5.   Minnesota (FROM Tampa Bay) – CB Morris Claiborne, LSU.  Vikings desperately need OL, but CB is also a high area of need when facing Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler, and Matthew Stafford six times a year.  They feel they can bolster the OL at the top of R2 and with 3 R4 picks.

6.   St. Louis Rams – OT Matt Kalil, USC.  Jeff Fisher gets a gift here, with the Vikes spurning Kalil and the Bucs and Browns going in a different direction.   Rams with 2.33 and 2.39 picks can add a solid DL and WR.

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Funny...so Washington trades their first and second round pick this year, their first round pick next year, and their first round pick the year after that to move up from 6 to 2 a month and a half before the draft. The Bucs wait until draft day then trade up from 5 to 3 and only have to give up a round 2 pick (but get a round 5 back). I think Washington got screwed in draft value (though it will probably be worth it if Griffin actually works out). Might be hard to get him the weapons he needs without any picks though. Revert to Danny Boy making all his moves in FA vs building through the draft.
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« Reply #7 on: Apr 26, 2012 at 11:36 »

Funny...so Washington trades their first and second round pick this year, their first round pick next year, and their first round pick the year after that to move up from 6 to 2 a month and a half before the draft. The Bucs wait until draft day then trade up from 5 to 3 and only have to give up a round 2 pick (but get a round 5 back). I think Washington got screwed in draft value (though it will probably be worth it if Griffin actually works out). Might be hard to get him the weapons he needs without any picks though. Revert to Danny Boy making all his moves in FA vs building through the draft.

All about supply & demand.  Washington wanted to get their man and "won" a bidding war.  Pay the piper.

Now there are lots of teams 3-10 looking to trade down for more value, and not a lot of teams trading up there.  Does make Snyder look foolish though.
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« Reply #8 on: Apr 26, 2012 at 11:37 »

Just for S&Gs:

Round 2

33. St. Louis Rams – WR Kendall Wright, Baylor.
34. Indianapolis Colts – DE Quinton Coples, North Carolina
35. Minnesota Vikings – OT Mike Adams, Ohio State.
36. Minnesota Vikings (FROM Tampa Bay) - .WR Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina
37. Cleveland Browns – CB Janoris Jenkins, North Alabama.
38. Jacksonville Jaguars – WR Reuben Randle, LSU.
39. St. Louis Rams DT Jerel Worthy, Michigan State.
40. Carolina Panthers – DT Devon Still, Penn State.
41. Buffalo Bills – TE Coby Fleener, Stanford.
42. Miami Dolphins – DE/OLB Vinny Curry, Marshall.
43. Seattle Seahawks – OLB Lavonte David, Nebraska.
44. Kansas City Chiefs – NT Alameda Ta’amu, Washington.
45. Dallas Cowboys – OG Amini Silatolu, Midwestern State
46.Philadelphia Eagles – OLB Bobby Wagner, Utah State.
47. New York Jets – RB David Wilson, Virginia Tech.
48. New England Patriots - C Peter Konz, Wisconsin.
49. New England Patriots (FROM San Diego) – CB Josh Robinson, Central Florida.
50. Chicago Bears – OT Kelechi Osemele, Iowa State
51. Philadelphia Eagles -  DT Brandon Thompson, Clemson.
52. Tennessee Titans – OLB Zach Brown, North Carolina.
53. Cincinnati Bengals – RB Lamar Miller, Miami.
54. Detroit Lions – CB Brandon Boykin, Georgia.
55. Atlanta Falcons – DE Andre Branch, Clemson.
56. PittsburghSteelers – OG Brandon Brooks, Miami (OH)
57. Denver Broncos – WR Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers
58. Houston Texans – WR Brian Quick, Appalachian State.
59. Green Bay Packers – DE Derek Wolfe, Cincinnati.
60. Baltimore Ravens - OG Jeff Allen, Illinois
61. San Francisco 49ers - WR A.J. Jenkins, Illinois
62. New England Patriots – ILB Mychal Kendricks, California.
63. New York Giants - RB Isaiah Pead, Cincinnati

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« Reply #9 on: Apr 26, 2012 at 11:45 »

Looks good to me although I'd prefer Kendricks or Wolfe

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