I hope that everyone had a Merry Christmas, here is a late present to rip up & tear apart.... enjoy I included four trades that altho are unlikely, I think would make sense. In my mock the Colts beat the Jags to move out of the #1 spot. The Rams trade the Browns the #1 pick for both of the Browns #1s, their 2nd & 4th in this years draft. The Dolphins trade their 1st, 2nd & 4th to the Jags. The Panthers trade their 1st & 2nd to the Redskins for the Redskins 1st & 4th. The Redskins trade two 2nds to the Patriots for the Saints #1
1 Rams 2-14 Trade pick to the Browns - Andrew Luck QB Stanford
The Browns take advantage of having the opportunity to draft the best QB prospect since Peyton Manning. The compensation might seem low but the Rams are getting an additional 1st, 2nd & 4th all in this years draft to move down six spots & still be able to draft an elite player.
2 Colts 3-13 - Morris Claiborne CB LSU
The Colts take (arguably) the best CB in this years draft to fill their biggest non-QB need
3 Vikings3-13 - Matt Kalil LT USC
Christian Ponder needs some help, an elite LT would be a great start.
4 Jags 4-12 Trade pick to Dolphins - Robert Griffin III QB Baylor
The Dolphins trade up to get in front of the Redskins & draft an extremely talented QB. I think that Matt Moore has looked much better than he has been given credit for but the Dolphins need a player like RG III to energize their fan base, plus his potential is off the charts.
5 Buccanneers 5-11 - Dre Kirkpatrick
The Bucs took a big step backwards this season after looking very good last year. Ronde Barber is old & Taqib Alibs legal problems make this a logical pick altho Blackmon could have just as easily been the call.
6 Browns 5-11 Traded pick to Rams - Justin Blackmon WR Ok. St.
Sam Bradford gets an elite WR to help their anemic offense score some points.
7 Bills 5-11 - Riley Reiff T Iowa
Reiff will help keep Fitzpatrick upright & make some holes for the Bills running attack. He will most likely start on the Right side but should be able to transition to the left.
8 Redskins 6-10 Trade Pick to Panthers - Alshon Jeffrey WR South Carolina
9 Dolphins 6-10 Traded pick to Jags - Jonathon Martin LT Stanford
Jaguars get some protection for Gabbert
10 Chiefs 6-10 - Luke Kuechly ILB B.C.
The Chiefs get a defensive QB who is highly intelligent, instinctive & a tackling machine.
11 - Titans 7-9 - Mark Barron SS Alabama
In a very weak Safety class, Barron is by far the best prospect & fills one of the Titans biggest needs
12 Bears - Michael Floyd WR N.D.
Big, fast & very talented WR for the Bears passing attack
13 Panthers 7-9 Traded to the Redskins - David DeCastro G Stanford
Redskins grab the best Guard prospect in the draft. A team that has always valued the offensive line positions finally begins to address the positions. DeCastro would be an excellent fit a ZBS scheme & would immediately upgrade the Redskins running & passing attacks.
14 Eagles 8-8 - Vontaze Burfict ILB A.S.U.
The Eagles are one of the few teams that IMO would use a high round pick on Burfict but they have both the coaching, the need & the veteran players to make this a very good choice.
15 Cardinals 8-8 - Quinton Coples DE U.N.C.
The Cardinals pick up an elite pass rusher who has the size & athleticism to be an elite 4-3 DE in the NFL
16 Seahawks 8-8 - Landry Jones QB Ok.
Altho Jones has dropped on many draft boards because of three very poor games he is still a very talented, big arm QB with prototypical size who could be great in Pete Carroll's offense
Bengals land a great RB who can do it all.
18 Cowboys 8-8 - Alfonzo Dennard CB Nebraska
The Cowboys are able to fix a huge hole in their defense with Dennard who when he is healthy is as good as any in this draft.
19 Jets 8-8 Nick Perry DE/OLB U.S.C.
Jets pick up another guy to chase Tom Brady
20 Chargers 9-7 Alameda Ta'ama NT Washington
Chargers pick up the best NT in this draft IMO. Maybe he can bring some intensity to a team that seems to lose focus
21 Giants 9-7 - Dont'a Hightower ILB Alabama
I am not to sure why the Giants D is under performing...injuries, coaching, I don't know but I think that Hightower would immediately make the entire unit better.
22 Broncos 10-6 Brandon Thompson DT Clemson
When Tim Tebow is your QB (& I like the guy), you need to keep on improving your defense
23 Texans 11-5 Cordy Glenn G Georgia
A big time talent to protect Schaub & open holes for Arian Foster.
24 Falcons 11-5 Traded to Browns traded to Rams - Devon Still DT Penn St.
Rams grab some serious D-line help
25 Bengals 10-6 Janoris Jenkins CB North Alabama
Some lucky team will get a very good player who has dropped because of character concerns. I think that even tho the Bengals have had problems in the past that Jenkins past is not significant enough to stop them from drafting a talented player at a position of need
26 Lions 10-6 - Zach Brown LB North Carolina
Lions grab a very good LBer to shore up a D that is strong up front but needs some help in the backfield
27 Ravens 11-5 - Courtney Upshaw ILB Alabama
Ravens finally grab the long term successor to Ray Lewis
28 Saints 11-5 Traded to Patriots traded to Redskins Ryan Tannehill QB Texas A & M
Redskins jump back into 1st Rd. to grab a QB that altho he is very raw has the tools, intelligence & athleticism to possibly become a very good starter in the NFL. He is a good fit for what both Mike & Kyle Shannahan value in QBs.
The Steelers still need to do a better job of protecting their QB
30 49ers12-4 - Kendall Wright WR Baylor
There were a few reasons that RGIII was putting up ridiculous numbers & Wright is definitely one of them. Fast & very sure handed, he would look great in the slot.
31 Packers 14-2 - Bruce Irvin OLB W.V.U.
Who do you get for the team that has everything ??
32 Patriots 13-3 Dwight Jones WR North Carolina
Big, fast WR with good hands who could fill the same role that Moss did
1 Rams - Andre Branch DE Clemson
2 Vikes - Zebrie Sanders OT F.S.U.
Vikings spend their 1st two picks on offensive lineman to shore up one of the worst lines in the league
3 Colts - Fletcher Cox DT Mississippi St.
4 Jags Marvin - McNutt WR Iowa
5 Browns traded to Rams - Chase Minnifield CB UVA
6 Bills - Jarius Wright WR Arkansas
7 Bucs - Travis Lewis OLB Oklahoma
8 Dolphins Traded to Jags - Casey Heyward CB Vanderbilt
9 Chiefs - Andrew Datko - OT F.S.U.
10 Redskins Traded to Patriots - Melvin Ingram DE South Carolina
11 Bears - Mohamed Sanu WR Rutgers
12 Panthers Traded to Redskins traded to Patriots - Jared Crick DE Nebraska
13 Titans - Jerel Worthy DT Michigan St.
14 Cardinals - Traded to Philadelphia - Kelechi Osemele G Iowa St.
15 Seahawks - Jamell Fleming CB Oklahoma
16 Raiders Traded to Patriots - Ben Jones C/G Georgia
17 Cowboys - Kevin Zeitlen G Wisconsin
18 Jets - Senio Kelemente G Washington
19 Eagles - Brandon Lindsey DE Pitt.
20 Giants - Dwayne Allen TE Clemson
21 Chargers - Brandon Jenkins DE/OLB F.S.U.
22 Broncos - Lamar Miller RB Miami
23 Texans - Kwame Geathers NT Georgia
24 Falcons - Coby Fleener TE Stanford
25 Bengals - David Wilson RB Va. Tech
26 Lions - Brando Boykin CB Georgia
27 Ravens - Stephen Gilmore CB South Carolina
28 Saints - Whitney Mercilus DE Illinois (the DE Whitney Mercilus, not Todd McShays NT Whitney Mercilus)
29 Steelers - Ronnell Lewis OLB Oklahoma
30 49ers - Billy Winn DE Boise St.
31 Packers - Peter Konz C Wisconsin
32 Patriots - Markelle Martin SS Oklahoma St.
1 Rams - Vinny Curry DE Marshall
2 Colts - Barrett Jones G Alabama
3 Vikings Marcus Forston DT Miami
4 Jags - Nate Potter LT Boise St
5 Bills - Dontari Poe NT Memphis
6 Browns - Nick Toon WR Wisconsin
7 Bucs - Montee Ball RB Wisconsin
8 Chiefs - Matt McCants T U.A.B.
9 Redskins - Michael Brewster C Ohio St.
10 Dolphins - Brandon Taylor S LSU
11 Panthers Traded to Bears - Amini Silatolu G MidWestern St.
12 Titans - Donte Paige Moss DE North Carolina
13 Bears - Robert Lester FS Alabama
14 Seahawks - Alex Okafor DE Texas
15 Raiders - Terrelle Pryor QB Ohio St. Supplemental Draft
16 Cowboys - Cliff Harris CB Oregon
17 Jets - Ryan BroylesWR Texas A & M
18 Eagles - Audie Cole ILB N.C. St.
19 Cardinals - Orson Charles TE Georgia
20 Chargers - Brandon Mosley T Auburn
21 Giants - Kawaan Short DT Purdue
22 Broncos - Jayron Hosley CB Va. Tech
23 Texans - Vaughn Telamaque FS Miami
24 Falcons - Cyrus Grey RB Texas A & M
25 Bengals - Tank Carder OLB TCU
26 Lions - Bobby Massie T Mississippi
27 Ravens Kenny Tate SS/OLB Maryland
28 Saints - Shayne Skov ILB Stanford
29 Steelers - LaMichael James RB Oregon
30 49ers - Nico Johnson OLB Alabama
31 Packers Harrison Smith SS N.D.
32 Patriots - Coryell Judie CB Texas A & M
Rams - Jake Stoneburner TE Ohio St.
Vikings - Juron Criner WR Arizona
3 Colts - Nick Foles QB Arizona
4 Jaguars - Aaron Henry FS Wisconsin
5 Bucs Traded to Eagles - Brandon Wheeden QB Ok. St.
6 Browns Traded to Rams - Lucas Nix G Pitt.
7 Bills - Keeston Randall DE Texas
8 Redskins - Jeff Fuller WR Texas A & M
9 Dolphins traded to Jags -Markus Zusevics - OT Iowa
10 - Chiefs - Eddie Whitley FS Va. Tech
11 Titans - LaVonte David OLB Nebraska
12 Bears - Cam Johnson DE UVA
13 Panthers - Jaye Howard DT UF
14 Cowboys - Russell Wilson QB Wisconsin
15 Jets - Brandon Lindsey OLB Pitt.
16 Eagles - Kendall Reyes DT Conn.
17 Cardinals - Brandon Mosley T Auburn
18 Seahawks - Michael Egnew TE Missourri
19 Raiders Traded to Redskins traded to Panthers - Chris Marve ILB Vanderbilt
20 Giants - David Molk C Michigan
21 Chargers - Chris Galippo ILB U.S.C.
22 Broncos - Kelvin Beachum G SMU
23 Texans - Trevor Guyton DE California
24 Falcons Traded to Browns Jake Bequette DE Ark.
25 Bengals - Josh Chapman NT Alabama
26 Lions - Jeff Allen T Illinois
27 Ravens Traded to the Bills - Sean Spence OLB Miami
28 Saints - Johnathon Banks CB Miss. St.
29 Steelers - Tommy Streeter WR Miami
30 49ers - Brian Quick WR App. St.
31 Packers - Brandon Washington G Miami
32 Patriots - Levy Adcock T Ok. St.