CFJ 3 Round mock draft. Massive changes updated 3/21

Alright added a 3rd round to the 2 rounder i did last week. Will be adding another round when i have time.


Round 1


1. Carolina Panthers: Marcell Dareus, DT (Alabama)

The Panthers need to get a great player with the number one overall pick. Dareus isn't flashy and he doesn't have as high of a ceiling as Bowers or Fairley but he is also proven over more than one year and shows excellent strength and size.

2. Denver Broncos: Nick Fairley, DT (Auburn)

The Broncos are switching to the 4-3 and have solid DE and one DT to make the transition. Fairley can be the penetrating DT the 4-3 defense needs.

3. Buffalo Bills: Von Miller, OLB (Texas A&M) 

The Bills play a 3-4 hybrid defense without a pass rushing OLB'er. Miller skyrocketed his stock with a very good combine and a solid senior year despite playing through injuries. 

4. Cincinnati BengalsBlaine Gabbert, QB (Missouri)

Gabbert improved his stock even more at the pro day and should definitely be the first QB taken. Palmer is gone one way or another and Gabbert will be able to start right away.

5. Arizona Cardinals:  Robert Quinn, DE (North Carolina)

The Cardinals need a pass rusher on defense and Quinn has the ability to stand up and make plays.

6. Cleveland Browns:  Da’Quan Bowers, DE (Clemson) 

The Browns are switching to a 4-3 which means they need an elite pass rusher. Bowers has very high potential but drops this low because of lack of experience.

7. San Francisco 49ers: Patrick Peterson, CB (LSU)

The 49ers are ecstatic to fill their biggest need with possibly the most talented player in the draft at pick 7. Peterson also helps in the return game.

8. Tennessee Titans: Cam Newton, QB (Auburn)

The Titans nab pure athleticism that can make all the throws but needs to improve accuracy. Newton should get to learn behind Collins.

9. Dallas Cowboys: Prince Amukamara, CB (Nebraska)

The Cowboys have Terrence Newman is starting to slow down a bit and Amukamara should be able to grow into the CB position opposite Newman.

10. Washington RedskinsA.J. Green, WR (Georgia)

The Redskins WR's are abysmal and they need talent at that position to make defenses respect the passing game.

11. Houston Texans Aldon Smith, OLB (Missouri) 

The Texans are switching to a 3-4 defense and could use a NT and a pass rusher. Aldon Smith has all pro talent but is very raw. Wade Phillips could work wonders with him.

12. Minnesota Vikings  Tyron Smith, OT (USC)

The Vikings need a QB but with none available without reaching they select the best OT prospect in the draft.

13. Detroit LionsCameron Jordan, DE (California)

Cameron Jordan and Kong Suh on the same line scares the hell out of me... seriously.

14. St. Louis Rams: Julio Jones, WR (Alabama)

Only way this pick doesn't happen is if a team picks him ahead of the Rams. Bradford would love to have Jones to throw to.

15. Miami Dolphins: Mark Ingram, RB (Alabama)

Kind of a cookie cutter pick but the need is there. With Ricky Williams getting older and Ronnie Brown not being spectacular Ingram has excellent patience and burst.

16. Jacksonville Jaguars: J.J. Watt, DE (Wisconsin)

The Jaguars could use a reliable pass rusher and Watt has top 10 talent by many experts. They snag him and get a great player at 16.

17. New England Patriots (via Oakland):  Ryan Kerrigan, DE/OLB (Purdue)

The Patriots need to get a pass rusher to win a super bowl. Kerrigan has loads of potential as he has solid pass rush moves that need developing.

18. San Diego ChargersMuhammad Wilkerson, DE/DT (Temple)

The Chargers are stacked at almost every position but they could use rotational young players in their front 7 and Wilkerson is a very good 3-4 DE prospect.

19. New York GiantsNate Solder, OT (Colorado) 

The Giants have a need at LT and Solder has a lot of potential as long as he can keep players from getting underneath him.

20. Tampa Bay BuccaneersAkeem Ayers, OLB (UCLA)

The Buccaneers have a need for linebackers and Ayers plays much faster than his 40 time.

21. Kansas City ChiefsPhil Taylor, DT (Baylor)

I have been on record repeatedly as not being a Phil Taylor fan but i try to mock what i think teams will do not what i would do. Taylor makes sense... almost too much sense.

22. Indianapolis Colts: Anthony Castonzo, OT (Boston College)

Castonzo to me just seems like a Colt. Since i first looked at prospects at OT i think he would do great in Indy with the ability to play either OT position.

23. Philadelphia Eagles:  Brandon Harris, CB (Miami)

The Eagles like physical corners and Harris has the size to be just that. Also has all pro corner potential.

24. New Orleans SaintsMartez Wilson, ILB (Illinois)

The Saints could use OLB'ers and i think Wilson fits best as an OLB in a 4-3. He also can bring a pass rush on blitzes.

25. Seattle SeahawksChristian Ponder, QB (Florida St.)

Ponder would benefit from playing in a West Coast system and i think that Carrol's system would be about perfect to help protect Ponder and he can learn behind Hasselback.

26. Baltimore RavensJimmy Smith, CB (Colorado)

The Ravens have solid corners but Jimmy Smith is overflowing with potential. Great size, speed, vertical as well as solid man coverage and ball recognition skills. Without off the field issues he's a top 10 pick.

27. Atlanta Falcons: Justin Houston, DE (Georgia)

The Falcons need to get a pass rusher on that defense and Houston is best with his hand in the ground.

28. New England Patriots:  Adrian Clayborn, DE (Iowa)

The Patriots get some youth and talent for their 3-4 defense. They need another person on the line next to Warren and Wilfork.

29. Chicago Bears:  Gabe Carimi, OT (Wisconsin)

The Bears need O Line help and Carimi is the only first round tackle left. Also he is a mean SOB that will help that line a lot.

30. New York Jets: Brooks Reed, OLB (Arizona) 

The Jets need to get an elite pass rusher and Reed has that potential. 

31. Pittsburgh Steelers  Mike Pouncey, OG/C (Florida) 

Match makes too much sense assuming Pouncey is still there, which he should be. He is a guard prospect that can play C in a pinch but i don't think any team takes him to play center.

32. Green Bay PackersDanny Watkins, OG (Baylor)

The Packers have a need at OG and Watkins is very talented. He is 27 years old but he hasn't been playing football long so his body doesn't have all the punishment.

Round 2


33. New England Patriots (via Carolina): Jon Baldwin, WR (Pittsburgh)

The Patriots could use a big target that can stretch the field and allow the short passes underneath.

34. Buffalo Bills: Cameron Heyward, DE (Ohio St) 

The Bills defense needs help up front and Heyward can man the 3-4 DE spot allowing their Linebackers to make some plays.

35. Cincinnati Bengals: Torrey Smith, WR (Maryland)

The Bengals built solid weapons with Gresham and Shipley, Smith can stretch the field and open up those underneath routes.

36. Denver Broncos: Rahim Moore, FS (UCLA)

The Broncos have a hole at safety and Moore is the best safety in the draft. Match made in heaven.

37. Cleveland Browns: Bruce Carter, OLB (North Carolina)

The Browns are switching back to a 4-3 and Carter if healthy is a 1st round talent as a 4-3 linebacker.

38. Arizona Cardinals:  Ryan Mallett, QB (Arkansas)

The Cardinals need to get a signal caller and Mallet has a big arm to be able to get downfield to Fitz. 

39. Tennessee Titans: Mason Foster, OLB (Washington)

The Titans need help in their linebacking group and Mason Foster has loads of potential.

40. Dallas Cowboys:  Marcus Cannon, OT (TCU) 

The Cowboys need offensive line help and Cannon would be able to start at RT right away.

41. Washington Redskins: Jake Locker, QB (Washington)

The Redskins need to get their QB of the future behind McNaab and Locker has the

42. Houston Texans:  Davon House, CB (New Mexico St.)

The Texans drafted a young CB last year and they have a need at safety so i could see that as the pick. But House has a ton of potential and getting a high potential CB in the early second is great value.

43. Minnesota Vikings:  Stephen Paea, DT (Oregon St.)

With Pat Williams future uncertain Paea provides solid depth and strength next to Kevin Williams and Jared Allen.

44. Detroit Lions: Leonard Hankerson, WR (Miami)

The Lions could use a second receiver behind Megatron and Hankerson is a great receiving prospect.

45. San Francisco 49ers:  Colin Kaepernick, QB (Nevada) 

The 49ers need to get a QB and Kaepernick can make all the throws. His athleticism is amazing and Harbaugh could build him into a solid pocket passer.

46. Denver Broncos (via Miami):  Corey Liuget, DT (Illinois) 

The Broncos are building their 4-3 defensive line and with Liuget and Fairley they get their NT and UT.

47. St. Louis Rams:  Quan Sturdivant, LB (North Carolina)

The Rams need linebackers in their defense and Sturdivant can play either Mike or Sam.

48. Oakland Raiders:  Stefen Wisniewski, C/OG (Penn St.)

Wisniewski is highly coveted by the Raiders because of his family background and he fills a huge need.

49. Jacksonville Jaguars:   Johnny Patrick, CB (Louisville) 

With inconsistency at the CB position Patrick is very talented and could develop into a number one cornerback.

50. San Diego Chargers: Curtis Brown, CB (Texas)

The Chargers have 2 solid CB's but beyond that it gets iffy. Brown is quality depth and could be Jammer's successor.

51. Tampa Bay Buccaneers:  Jabaal Sheard, DE (Pittsburgh)

The Buc's need a pass rusher and Sheard is the best one available.

52. New York Giants:   Greg Jones, LB (Michigan St.)

The Giants have a hole at linebacker and Jones is the best linebacker available.

53. Indianapolis Colts:  DeAndre McDaniel, SS (Clemson)

The Colts could benefit from some talent at the safety position.

54. Philadelphia Eagles: Ben Ijalana, OT (Villanova)

The Eagles need to get an OG and Ijalana fits the bill for their guards. A big OT that Andy Reid slides inside.

55. Kansas City Chiefs:  Rodney Hudson G/C Florida State

The Chiefs 

56. New Orleans Saints:  Mikel Leshoure, RB (Illinois)

Leshoure falls a lot in this draft and although RB isn't a major need this is excellent value and allows Bush to be moved.

57. Seattle Seahawks:  Christian Ballard, DE/DT (Iowa)

The Seahawks have a solid young team but they could use a little help stopping hte run.

58. Baltimore Ravens: Titus Young, WR (Boise St.)

The Ravens won't be able to keep Housh, Boldin, and Mason for long and Young is a great replacement.

59. Atlanta Falcons:  Kyle Rudolph, TE (Notre Dame)

The Falcons get two weapons in this draft and Matt Ryan is ecstatic.

60. New England Patriots:   Aaron Williams, CB (Texas)

The Patriots are a team that tends to ignore 40 times and focus on game tape. Williams is a solid CB in game tape and has value and versatility to play safety.

61. San Diego Chargers (via New York Jets):  Kelvin Sheppard, ILB (LSU)

A third straight defensive pick because frankly they are old on the defensive side of the ball and Sheppard is solid in a 3-4 defense.

62. Chicago Bears:  Jason Pinkston, OT (Pittsburgh) 

The Bears got their OT in the first and Pinkston has the potential to be another OT or he can slide inside where he could be much better suited.

63. Pittsburgh Steelers: Ras I Dowling, CB, (Virginia)

The Steelers are weak at the CB position and Dowling is very talented before he was injured.

64. Green Bay Packers: Brandon Burton, CB (Utah)

With Charles Woodson playing more and more safety they should find another CB for their defense.


Round 3


  1. Carolina (2-14) - John Moffit, OG (Wisconsin)
  2. Cincinnati (4-12) - Tyler Sash, SS (Iowa)
  3. Denver (4-12) -  Marvin Austin DT North Carolina 
  4. Buffalo (4-12) - D.J. Williams, TE (Arkansas)
  5. Arizona (5-11) - Dontay Moch, OLB (Nevada)
  6. Cleveland (5-11) - Drake Nevis, DT (LSU)
  7. Dallas (6-10) - Quinton Carter, FS (Oklahoma)
  8. New Orleans - from Washington (6-10) - Jurrell Casey, DT (USC)
  9. Houston (6-10) - Jerrell Powe, NT (Ole Miss)
  10. New England - from Minnesota (6-10) - Jerrel Jernigan, WR (Troy)
  11. Detroit (6-10) - Jake Kirkpatrick, C (TCU)
  12. San Francisco (6-10) - Sam Acho, OLB (Texas)
  13. Tennessee (6-10) - Orlando Franklin, OG (Miami)
  14. St. Louis (7-9) - Casey Matthews, LB (Oregon)
  15. Miami (7-9) - Deunta Williams, FS (UNC)
  16. Jacksonville (8-8) - Robert Sands, FS (West Virginia)
  17. Oakland (8-8) - Rashad Carmichael, CB (Virginia Tech)
  18. San Diego (9-7) - Marcus Gilbert, OT (Florida)
  19. New York Giants (10-6) - Nate Irving, LB (NC State)
  20. Tampa Bay (10-6) - Allen Bailey, DE (Miami) 
  21. Philadelphia* (10-6) - Demarcus Love, OT (Arkansas)
  22. Kansas City* (10-6) -  K.J. Wright, OLB (Miss St.)
  23. Indianapolis* (10-6) -  Tim Barnes, C (Missouri)
  24. New Orleans* (11-5) -  Colin McCarthy, ILB (Miami)
  25. San Diego - from Seattle* (7-9) - Ronald Johnson, WR (USC)
  26. Baltimore* (12-4) -  Clint Boling, OG (Georgia)
  27. Atlanta* (13-3) - Tandon Doss, WR (Indiana) 
  28. New England* (14-2) - Shane Vareen, RB (Cal) 
  29. Chicago* (11-5) -  Jarvis Jenkins, DE (Clemson)
  30. New York Jets* (11-5) - Kenrick Ellis, NT (Hampton)
  31. Pittsburgh* (12-4) - Sione Fua, NT (Stanford)
  32. Green Bay* (10-6) - Demarco Murray, RB (Oklahoma)
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