This is my first attempt at a full seven round mock. Not predicting trades. Will explain first and second round selections and any other significant picks or picks I feel will need explained. Not necessarily picks I agree with, just what I see happening. I apologize beforehand if I accidentally left out a high caliber player. Like I said, these picks are not necessarily what's best for the teams, just what I see happening. While a team may have needed say, a corner, but instead made sure to address their O-Line and taken a best available player or two.
ALSO, please let me know who you think the winners and losers of the draft are, and who the biggest reaches and steals are.
Hope you enjoy!
1. Carolina Panthers- Cam Newton QB Auburn- Don't agree with this pick at all. Cam will need quite some time to develop and learn, has accuracy and mechanics issues, and is inconsistent at times. Much greater needs for this team and there's no line or receivers for Cam. Just stick with the actual decently accurate QB in Clausen who doesn't need a couple seasons to develop. Unfortunately, they won't.
2. Denver Broncos- Marcel Dareus DE/DT Alabama- Denver switching to the 4-3, need 4-3 D-Linemen. Dareus could be very good and is arguably one of the safest picks in the draft.
3. Buffalo Bills- Von Miller OLB Texas A/M- Will either be an elite player, or a good starter. Can't see Miller ending up as a bad player. Fits the Buffalo 3-4 and gives them much needed pass rush.
4. Cincinnati Bengals- Blaine Gabbert QB Mizzou- Cincy needs a QB. They need to start over on offense. Gabbert can come in and start immediately and be a pretty solid QB. I've seen a lot of mocks with AJ Green here, but there's plenty of receivers in this draft. Cincy can get a good starter in the second. No need risking on Ryan Mallet in the second. Take the guarantee at QB.
5. Arizona Cardinals- Robert Quinn OLB/DE North Carolina- Cards make a reach and go for Quinn. Quinn doesn't seem to have lost a step and would bring immediate pass rush to the Cardinals. There's a ton of talk out there that they'll be looking for a vet when the CBA gets done and might just get a guy later on. Robert Quinn looks like Brian Orakpo, but better against the run. Arizona likes that.
6. Cleveland Browns- Julio Jones WR Alabama- The Browns passing on AJ Green? That's right. Jones better fits their West Coast scheme. Jones is very sure handed and the team needs a possession guy in their West Coast scheme who can pick yards after catch. Julio also arguably the best blocking receiver in the draft, and the Browns love to run the ball.
7. San Francisco 49ers- Patrick Peterson CB LSU- Niners weak secondary, Peterson looks like best corner in draft since Darelle Revis. Pretty simple.
8. Tennesse Titans- Nick Fairley DT Auburn- Titans need a playmaker on defense and go for the biggest playmaker on the D-Line in the draft. Has some consistency and character issues, but I think Tennessee takes the risk for the insanely high reward. Probably go QB in the second.
9. Dallas Cowboys- Prince Amukamara CB Nebraska- This draft is deep on the offensive line and Prince is almost as good as Patrick Peterson. I can't see Dallas passing on Amukamara. Their secondary is horrible.
10. Washington Redskins- AJ Green WR Georgia- Washington needs a big playmaker in their passing game no matter who the QB is. I thought about Jake Locker as a possibility here, but I don't see Washington passing up a receiver like AJ Green. A do-everything jack-of-all-trades kind of guy, Green gives the next Redskins a dangerous and consistent receiver.
11. Houston Texans- Aldon Smith OLB/DE Mizzou- Aldon Smith is a pass rushing animal who fits the mold of a DeMarcus Ware. New defensive coordinator Wade Phillips sure would love that to build his new 3-4 scheme around that. If Prince was here, he'd be the pick, but the Texans "settle" on Smith. If by settle you mean, still get a potentially great pass rusher for their 3-4 defense.
12. Minnesota Vikings- JJ Watt DE Wisconsin- Watt is a bit of a reach, but Minnesota likes to have a big, mean, physical defense. They also don't care if ESPN gets on to them for reaching on players. Watt is big DE who can come in and fill the void at LDE and is a much better run stopper than what Ray Edwards was. JJ Watt is just the kind of player Minnesota loves to have.
13. Detroit Lions- Da'Quan Bowers DE Clemson- No way the Lions pass on an animal of a pass rusher like Bowers. Boosts their run defense more than people would think, and gives them another deadly pass rusher. Lions become the defensive line no one wants to match up on. Plenty of corner options later on for Detroit.
14. St. Louis Rams- Corey Liuget DT Illinois- No way the Rams pass on a guy like Liuget. In my opinion, the most sure-thing at 4-3 DT in the draft. St. Louis needs to fix that weak run defense, and Liuget is just the perfect fit. Can even learn from a guy with Super Bowl experience in Fred Robbins, the other DT for the Rams. Great situation for a great player.
15. Miami Dolphins- Jake Locker QB Washington- I don't buy the talk of Mark Ingram coming to Miami. Everyone is picking it, but I'm very skeptical. Locker meanwhile can come in and revitalize their dismal passing game. He can sit and learn while Henne plays, or compete for the spot from day one. Dolphins can get their QB of the future. There's some good running backs when they pick next in the third, and teams can usually find decent backs in free agency whenever free agency begins. I also think one of Ricky Williams or Ronnie Brown will be back.
16. Jacksonville Jaguars- Cameron Jordan DE California- Aldon Smith and Robert Quinn are off the board, but the Jags don't fail to find a good pass rusher in Cameron Jordan. The big physical Jordan isn't just pure pass rush though. He also does a pretty good job playing the run. So even if he doesn't pan out like an elite pass rusher like the Jags plan (deja vu), he should still be a good run stopper.
17. New England Patriots- Justin Houston OLB/DE Georgia- The Pats have plenty of picks, so they can go ahead and take the reach on Houston who could very well be an elite pass rusher. Especially with some great tutelage from Belicheck. Though the Pats would probably prefer JJ Watt.
18. San Diego Chargers- Akeem Ayers OLB/DE UCLA- Ayers is a versatile backer who plays coverage and the run very well. He'll struggle early on with his pass rush, but has shown he's capable of being a good pass rusher in a year or two. Ayers has a lot of potential and can make an impact early on.
19. New York Giants- Tyron Smith OT USC- Smith drops all the way to 19th where the Giants will happily pick him up. A lot are saying that New York will nab Castonzo, but I think the Giants take the athletic and, in my opinion, more well-rounded lineman in Smith who has a ton of potential.
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Ryan Kerrigan DE Purdue- Tampa was 31st in sacks last year, they need a good edge rusher. I think Kerrigan will be a good DE in the NFL with potential to be elite. Kerrigan can come in an be a 7 or 8 sack guy his rookie year and adds some help on edge rush containment.
21. Kansas City Chiefs- Phil Taylor NT Baylor- The Chiefs need a nose tackle very badly. No more developmental picks, time for the immediate impact players. Taylor is an absolute animal of a run stopper who gobbles up blockers like a Hungry, Hungry Hippo. The Chiefs have needed a guy like Taylor for quite a while. No way they pass up on him.
22. Indianapolis Colts- Anthony Castonzo OT Boston College- The Colts rush to the podium as Castonzo, arguably the best pass blocker in the draft, falls down to 22. Indy needs to protect Peyton Manning, and few are better for the task than Castonzo. Not a great run blocker, but the Colts don't really need him to be. Though he has potential to become a good run blocker in a year or two.
23. Philadelphia Eagles- Jimmy Smith CB Colorado- Few mocks don't have Smith going to the Eagles and for very good reason. Jimmy Smith could very easily be at 23, and he gives them a playmaker opposite Asante Samuel to give them a feared secondary once again.
24. New Orleans Saints- Mark Ingram RB Alabama- Their dismal and oft injured running back corps; no way they pass up on Ingram. Saints fans cheer the most they have since they won the Super Bowl, this is just that big of a deal.
25. Seattle Seahawks- Christian Ponder QB Florida State- People are saying that if Locker isn't here, then Seattle takes Ryan Mallet......why? His big inaccurate arm doesn't fit their West Coast scheme at all. Ponder is an accurate guy who fits the offense like a glove. Can start and make an immediate impact, bringing a breath of fresh air to the offense. Mallet to Seattle? C'mon man!
26. Balitmore Ravens- Derek Sherrod OT Mississippi State- Baltimore needs a tackle to play opposite Oher. A fellow player from a Mississippi college, Sherrod is a very balanced lineman who can do whatever you ask of him. He just seems to fit what Baltimore needs perfectly. They love stealing him away, just as they love getting steals every year.
27. Atlanta Falcons- Adrian Clayborn DE Iowa- The Falcons need someone to replace Jamaal Anderson, and someone to play on the other side of him. Clayborn is a great mix of pass rush and run stop. He can come in and bring immediate improvement and give Atlanta a very dangerous DE duo. The Falcons could also look at Torrey Smith or Leonard Hankerson, but they gotta shore up their defense.
28. New England Patriots- Mikel Leshoure RB Illinois- New England needs a feature back, Leshoure is a sure thing and a very tough runner. Enough said.
29. Chicago Bears- Gabe Carimi OT/OG Wisconsin- Big, physical, versatile, and most importantly, consistent. The Bears need consistency from their linemen, and Carimi is a good place to start. Also a mean lineman and the Bears love that mean bully mentality on offense and defense. Their finesse offense gets an attitude and great lineman to build around in Carimi.
30. New York Jets- Cameron Heyward DE Ohio State- What a steal! A solid defensive end who's stout against the run to play opposite Shaun Ellis, Heyward is yet another one of those immediate impact guys. The only thing that could be better is if Phil Taylor dropped this far. But Cameron Heyward might just be the best consolation prize there is.
31. Pittsburgh Steelers- Mike Pouncey G/C Florida- The Pouncey brothers reunited, Mike is not as good as Maurkice, but is still one hell of a guard. Steelers can build around those two for a decade, just what Pittsburgh likes.
32. Green Bay Packers- Brooks Reed OLB/DE Arizona- The Packers really want someone to take the attention away from Clay Matthews. Well until DeMarcus Ware becomes a free agent (because no one is ever going to take the attention away from Clay), Reed will do just fine. A great pass rushing DE for Arizona, he can easily shift to OLB and give the defending Super Bowl champs a good pass rusher.
33. New England Patriots- Muhammad Wilkerson DT Temple- Can play 3-4 DE for the Patriots and help out their rush defense. Would do very well playing beside Wilfork. Would give New England a big and overpowering D-Line.
34. Buffalo Bills- Nate Solder OT Colorado- Bills need better O-Line play and Solder is a balanced guy who can start from Day 1.
35. Cincinnati Bengals- Jonathan Baldwin WR Pitt- You think Cincy would pass up on a tall, physical, sure-handed receiver for their new QB? Yeah me either. Baldwin could be very good, especially if Chad Johnson (refuse to call him Ochocinco) is kept. Him and Jordan Shipley could become a very good receiver duo.
36. Denver Broncos- Mason Foster LB Washington- Most mocks have Kyle Rudolph here, but Denver really needs to get 4-3 players and good ones. Their defense needs more help right now, and defensive-minded John Fox won't hesitate on the well-rounded and athletic Mason Foster.
37. Cleveland Browns- Stephen Paea DT Oregon State- Cleveland gets a disruptive D-Lineman to help boost their pass rush. This is a very nice steal for the Browns.
38. Arizona Cardinals- Brandon Harris CB Miami- Harris gives the Cardinals another good man-to-man corner opposite Rogers-Cromartie to go with their improved pass rush. Not a bad way to revitalize a defense.
39. Tennesse Titans- Andy Dalton QB TCU- Dalton might be a great QB some day. Tennesse has a good line, a great running game, and a good receiver in Kenny Britt. So there's plenty for Andy Dalton to work with once it's his time to start, which might actually be Day 1.
40. Dallas Cowboys- Marcus Gilbert OT Florida- A big athletic lineman who is a very solid pass blocker. Could be a big lift to the Dallas O-Line. Might be too big for their ZBS, but Gilbert is athletic enough to play in it. No way Dallas passes on his pass protection ability.
41. Washington Redskins- Ryan Mallet QB Arkansas- The Redskins got their big play WR, now they get a big play QB. Mallet is far from a safe pick, but Washington takes the risk anyway with visions of deep balls to AJ Green and Santana Moss dancing in their heads.
42. Houston Texans- Rahim Moore S UCLA- Everyone says Houston needs a corner, and they do, but they also need a safety just about as bad. There's not really a great corner at this point, but Moore is a playmaker at safety.
43. Minnesota Vikings- Greg Little WR North Carolina- I feel pretty confident in the Vikings sticking with Joe Webb at QB. He showed a lot of potential, and the only other QB left is too similar to Webb. So the Vikings may as well get a big sure-handed receiver to replace Sidney Rice.
44. Detroit Lions- James Carpenter OT Alabama- The Lions need help at the tackle positions. Carpenter was a very good pass blocker for Alabama and brings a big strong guy to the Detroit line.
45. San Francisco 49ers- Marvin Austin DT North Carolina- The Niners have a big need for a pass rush OLB, but the chance at a 1st round talent to play 3-4 DE is too much to pass up. Huge steal if he actually pans out.
46. Denver Broncos- Kyle Rudolph TE Notre Dame- They didn't get him before, but they get him now. Rudolph is without a doubt the best TE in the draft and is a reliable option for Tebow/Orton.
47. St. Louis Rams- Leonard Hankerson WR Miami- The Rams have a major need at WR and they really need a playmaker. Hankerson and Torrey Smith both fit the role, but Hankerson is much more consistent.
48. Oakland Raiders- Stefen Wisniewski G/C Penn State- The Raiders need new linemen for their power block scheme and Wis can come in and play either guard or center and bring immediate improvement. Great pass blocker and an improvement to the run blocking. His uncle Steve Wisniewski is an O-Line coach.
49. Jacksonville Jaguars- Ras-I Dowling CB Virginia- Dowling falls and the Jags are happy to scoop him up. Fast physical corner who fits the mold of the Jags.
50. San Diego Chargers- Christian Ballard DE Iowa- Big physical end who plays the run very well. Finally get a replacement for Igor Olshansky.
51. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Ryan Williams RB Virginia Tech- Tampa needs a back to complement LaGarrette Blount and give them a 1-2 punch. Williams is a good back with playmaking ability.
52. New York Giants- Danny Watkins G Baylor- Linebacker is a need for New York, but there are better backs later on. Watkins might be the best guard in the draft and is a huge steal at this point.
53. Indianapolis Colts- Jarvis Jenkins DT Clemson- The Colts need a DT to strengthen their interior run D. Jenkins can come in and start as a solid contributor from the get go.
54. Philadelphia Eagles- Ben Ijalna OT/OG Villanova- A steal for Philly, Ijalna is a versatile and very well-rounded lineman who might be a star one day.
55. Kansas City Chiefs- Jabaal Sheard OLB/DE Pittsburgh- The Chiefs need a pass rusher opposite Tamba Hali, and Sheard is a great pass rushing prospect.
56. New Orleans Saints- Bruce Carter OLB North Carolina- Good linebacker with a lot of potential who fits in well with their 4-3 scheme. The only thing that could have been better was if Mason Foster had fallen this far.
57. Seattle Seahawks- Titus Young WR Boise State- The Seahawks need a legitimate number 1 receiver. Mike Williams won't ever be that number 1, and Golden Tate looks like a slot guy, but Young is a do-it-all number 1 WR guy.
58. Baltimore Ravens- Davon House New Mexico State- A big, fast, physical press corner? Baltimore gobbles up another steal.
59. Atlanta Falcons- Torrey Smith WR Maryland- How far can having inconsistent hands cause you to drop in the draft? The bottom of the second. Smith is a big time speed demon and would immediately force defenses to stop eying only Roddy White.
60. New England Patriots- Marcus Cannon OT/OG TCU- The Pats get a big, physical, versatile lineman to either bring immediate impact, or develop to replace aging starters. Either way, Pats love the steal.
61. San Diego Chargers- Jerrel Jernigan WR Troy- The Chargers could use a big playmaker at receiver and just overall depth at receiver. Jernigan's speed adds a gamebreaker to the offense and to the special teams.
62. Chicago Bears- Rodney Hudson C Florida State- Bears get another immediate impact guy for the O-Line. Hudson is a center, but can play guard for the Bears' ZBS.
63. Pittsburgh Steelers- Aaron Williams CB Texas- Pittsburgh needs a corner. Williams is an athletic guy who can up and play well against the run, a big attribute for the Pittsburgh defense.
64. Green Bay Packers- Clint Boling OG Georgia- The Packers need a guard. Boling isn't a favorite of mine, but he's still a good prospect.
65. Carolina Panthers- Randall Cobb WR Kentucky- Cobb is a steal at this point. The Panthers need a good sure-handed guy to play opposite Smith and to help Newton.
66. Cincinnati Bengals- Taiwan Jones RB Eastern Washington- A high risk guy, but brings a dynamic speedster to complement Cedric Benson. Offense needs to generate big plays, and Jones can do that.
67. Denver Broncos- Curtis Brown CB Texas
68. Buffalo Bills- Colin Kaepernick QB Nevada- Just can't see Buffalo passing on the high potential of Kaepernick. He'll need a year or two to develop and learn anyway, so Fitzpatrick can still keep playing as the starter.
69. Arizona Cardinals- John Moffit G Wisconsin
70. Cleveland Browns- Dontay Moch OLB- Browns going back to 4-3 and need pass rush. Moch beast of a pass rusher.
71. Dallas Cowboys- Quinton Carter S Oklahoma
72. New Orleans Saints- Drake Nevis DT LSU- Saints snag a solid DT to help out their 4-3 defense.
73. Houston Texans- Brandon Burton CB Utah- Texans wait and get a pretty good corner.
74. New England Patriots- Edmond Gates WR Abilene Christian- Patriots don't really have a game breaker speed threat at receiver. Gates is incredibly fast and a great return option also.
75. Detroit Lions- Kendall Hunter RB Oklahoma State
76. San Francisco 49ers- Daniel Thomas RB Kansas State- Westbrook isn't a great compliment for Gore, nor is he young. Daniel Thomas can fill in if Gore gets injured, or just be a good compliment to him when healthy.
77. Tennessee Titans- Jason Pinkston OG Pittsburgh
78. St. Louis Rams- DeMarco Murray RB Oklahoma- Good speedy compliment for Steven Jackson that adds new dimension to offense, great third down back to dump off to.
79. Miami Dolphins- Jordan Todman RB Connecticut- Finns grab the running back they've been needing. Good all-around back who does it all.
80. Jacksonville Jaguars- Robert Sands S West Virginia- Need upgrades at safety, Sands has potential to be great. Physical in coverage.
81. Oakland Raiders- Jaiquawn Jarrett S Temple- Bit of a reach, but Raiders need much better safety play.
82. San Diego Chargers- DeMarcus Love OT/OG Arkansas
83. New York Giants- Quan Sturdivant LB North Carolina
84. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- James Brewer OG Indiana
85. Philadelphia Eagles- Orlando Franklin OT Miami
86. Kansas City Chiefs- Austin Pettis WR Boise State- Need a consistent possession guy, great blocker and red zone target.
87. Indianapolis Colts- DeAndre McDaniel S Clemson
88. New Orleans Saints- Sam Acho DE Texas- Versatile pass rusher who can play DE or rotate at linebacker in the 4-3 "elephant backer" role.
89. San Diego Chargers- Deunta Williams S North Carolina
90. Baltimore Ravens- Shareece Wright CB USC- Ravens need corners. Whether Wright becomes a starter or just depth, the Ravens are improved by him.
91. Atlanta Falcons- Colin McCarthy OLB Miami
92. New England Patriots- Kelvin Sheppard LB LSU
93. Chicago Bears- Tandon Doss WR Indiana- Nice to have a big consistent sure-handed guy to hang your hat on.
94. New York Jets- Jeremy Beal OLB/DE Oklahoma- Jets need to add a good pass rushing linebacker to their defense.
95. Pittsburgh Steelers- Lee Ziemba OT Auburn
96. Green Bay Packers- Chimdi Chekwa CB Ohio State
97. Carolina Panthers- Jurrel Casey DT USC- Panthers finally get help on the D-Line with, in my opinion, a steal in Casey.
98. Carolina Panthers- Luke Stocker TE Tennessee
99. Seattle Seahawks- Tim Barnes C Mizzou- Seahawks need to strengthen interior of the line. Barnes is a great pass blocker who can play guard or center.
100. Buffalo Bills- Lance Kendricks TE Wisconsin
101. Cincinnati Bengals- Will Rackley G Lehigh
102. Cleveland Browns- Nate Irving LB NC State- Browns need some 4-3 backers and Irving is a good find in the fourth.
103. Arizona Cardinals- Scott Tolzien QB Wisconsin- They get a developmental guy who can sit for a year or two, and then come in to start. Tolzien has a quick release, great accuracy, good mobility, and high intelligence. All characteristics of a great NFL QB.
104. Philadelphia Eagles- Greg Jones LB Michigan State- Can play inside or outside in their 4-3 and is a great pass rusher.
105. Houston Texans- Chris Neild NT West Virginia- Played NT in 3-3-5 and is a fast, attacking, undersized NT, just what Wade Phillips likes. Huge reach but fits the scheme perfectly.
106. Minnesota Vikings- Chris Conte S California
107. Detroit Lions- Chris Carter OLB/DE Fresno State- Lions need a rush backer.
108. San Francisco 49ers- Denarius Moore WR Tennessee- 49ers get a speedy playmaker who's sure hands might allow him to become a true #1 receiver.
109. Tennessee Titans- Curtis Marsh CB Utah State- Titans need some CB depth, Marsh could very well end up a good starter one day.
110. Dallas Cowboys- Allen Bailey DE Miami
111. Miami Dolphins- DJ Williams TE Arkansas
112. St. Louis Rams- Buster Skrine CB Chatanooga- Very fast, physical corner who also gives the Rams a deadly special teams return man.
113. Oakland Raiders- Mark Herzlich LB Boston College- Quentin Groves is not the answer at LB, let alone in a 4-3.
115. San Francisco 49ers- Zach Hurd G Connecticut
116. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Casey Matthews LB Oregon- Athletic linebacker who plays zone coverage well and easily snuffs out the ball carrier.
117. New York Giants- Delone Carter RB Syracuse
118. Kansas City Chiefs- Marcus Gilchrist CB Clemson- Chiefs need some corner depth
119. Indianapolis Colts- Cecil Shorts WR Mount Union- Speedy receiver who gives the Colts a dynamic game changer in the slot.
120. Philadelphia Eagles- Sione Fua DT Stanford
121. Jacksonville Jaguars- Greg McElroy QB Alabama- Jags get a solid developmental quarterback.
122. Buffalo Bills- Rashad Carmichael CB Virginia Tech
123. Baltimore Ravens- Joe Lefeged S Rutgers- Might develop into their replacement for Ed Reed.
124. Atlanta Falcons- Virgil Green TE Nevada- Future replacement for Tony Gonzales.
125. New England Patriots- Brandon Fusco C Slippery Rock
126. New York Jets- Ronald Johnson WR USC- Risky pick that might get them a playmaking slot receiver who might end up a starter one day.
127. Chicago Bears- Lawrence Guy DT Arizona State
128. Pittsburgh Steelers- Jalil Brown CB Colorado- One of Aaron Williams and Jalil Brown will pan out nicely, and if both do then all the better. Steelers need a starter and some depth.
129. Green Bay Packers- Shane Vareen RB California
130. Tennessee Titans- Chris Hairston OT Clemson- Big guy who can play tackle or guard
131. Green Bay Packers- Owen Marecic FB Stanford
132. Carolina Panthers- Jah Reid OT UCF- Big guy who can play guard or tackle
133. Buffalo Bills- Jarriel King OG South Carolina
134. Cincinnati Bengals- Pierre Allen DE Nebraska
135. Kansas City Chiefs- Jake Kirkpatrick C USC
136. Arizona Cardinals- Ross Homan LB Ohio State
137. Cleveland Browns- Johnny Patrick Cornerback Louisville
138. Houston Texans- Kristofer O'Dowd C USC
139. Minnesota Vikings- Ian Williams DT Notre Dame- Big DT who can learn under and eventually replace Pat Williams
140. Kansas City Chiefs- Chris White LB Mississippi State
141. San Francisco 49ers- Cliff Matthews LB South Carolina- Niners get a solid rush backer prospect that they've been needing for their 3-4.
142. Tennessee Titans- Josh Bynes LB Auburn
143. Dallas Cowboys- David Arkin OG Missouri State
144. Washington Redskins- Greg Salas WR Hawaii- Redskins finally get a consistent possession receiver.
145. St. Louis Rams- Stephen Schilling OG Michigan
146. Miami Dolphins- Niles Paul WR Nebraska
147. Jacksonville Jaguars- Greg Romeus DE Pittsburgh- Another good all-around DE who might pan out as that elite pass rusher the Jags desire.
148. Oakland Raiders- Joesph Barksdale OT LSU- Raiders get a big physical run blocker for the power block scheme, can play RT or RG
149. Philadelphia Eagles- Pernell McPhee DE Mississippi State
150. Minnesota Vikings- Ricky Stanzi QB Iowa- Developmental QB who might be able to compete for starting spot with Joe Webb.
151. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Kendric Burney CB North Carolina- Pure zone corner who fits in well in Tampa Bay.
152. Indianapolis Colts- Chris Culliver CB/S South Carolina
153. Philadelphia Eagles- Zane Taylor C Utah- Versatile, intelligent, athletic center.
154. Detroit Lions- DeMarcus Van Dyke CB Miami- Fast man corner who could be a great weapon on special teams, keeping Best from having to play returner and risking injury.
155. Washington Redskins- Kenrick Ellis NT Hampton
156. Seattle Seahawks- Terrell McClain DT South Florida
157. Seattle Seahawks- Derek Hall OT Stanford
158. Atlanta Falcons- Willie Smith OT/OG East Carolina
159. New England Patriots- Chris L. Rucker CB Michigan State
160. Chicago Bears- Shiloh Keo S Idaho
161. New York Jets- Jerrell Powe NT Mississippi- Jets need to start looking at not only a backup for, but eventual replacement for Kris Jenkins
162. Pittsburgh Steelers- Ollie Ogbu DT Penn State- Pittsburgh can develop this guy for years and find a spot for him at some point in the future, perhaps at DE or bulk him up for NT.
163. Green Bay Packers- Jeremy Kerley WR TCU- If Donald Driver is retiring in the next couple years, they need to get a young, tough, possession receiver. Kerley fits the bill nicely.
164. Baltimore Ravens- KJ Wright LB Mississippi State
165. Baltimore Ravens- Alex Linnenkohl C Oregon State
166. Carolina Panthers- Dane Sanzenbacher WR Ohio State
167. Cincinnati Bengals- Adrian Taylor DT Oklahoma
168. Cleveland Browns- Jacquizz Rodgers RB Oregon State- Good third down back and change-of-pace guy. Case of best available.
169. Buffalo Bills- Brandon Bair DE Oregon
170. Cleveland Browns- Tom Keiser DE Stanford
171. Arizona Cardinals- Ryan Bartholomew C Syracuse
172. Minnesota Vikings- Mike Mohamed LB California- Athletic, fast, versatile. Can play wherever Vikes would need him. Good coverage and pass rush abilities.
173. Seattle Seahawks- Richard Sherman CB Stanford
174. San Francisco 49ers- Da'Norris Searcy S North Carolina
175. Tennessee Titans- Jeron Johnson S Boise State
176. Dallas Cowboys- Kai Forbath K UCLA
177. Washington Redskins- Bilal Powell RB Louisville
178. Houston Texans- Ugo Chinasa DE Oklahoma State- Could convert to rotational rush backer
179. Miami Dolphins- Noel Devine RB West Virginia- The Dolphins draft a gamebreaker at RB who can also play WR and KR.
180. Baltimore Ravens- Johnny White RB North Carolina- Ravens take a solid all-around runner to eventually replace Willis McGahee.
181. Oakland Raiders- Lee Smith TE Marshall- Raiders need a good blocking TE to free up Zach Miller. So they get a great blocker.
182. Jacksonville Jaguars- Chykie Brown CB Texas
183. San Diego Chargers- Tori Gurley WR South Carolina- Seen this on several mocks. Big possession receiver in case they can't lock up Vincent Jackson.
184. Arizona Cardinals- Derek Newton OT Arkansas State
185. New York Giants- Jonas Mouton LB Michigan
186. Denver Broncos- Roy Helu Jr. RB Nebraska
187. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Robert Housler TE Florida Atlantic
188. Indianapolis Colts- Andrew Jackson G Fresno State
189. Denver Broncos- Mario Harvey LB Marshall- Big physical linebacker who provides great pass rush.
190. San Francisco 49ers- Cedric Thornton DT Southern Arkansas- Can play 3-4 DE
191. Baltimore Ravens- Ray Dominguez OG Arkansas
192. Atlanta Falcons- Brandon Hogan CB West Virginia
193. New England Patriots- Ahmad Black S Florida
194. New York Jets- Julius Thomas TE Portland State
195. Chicago Bears- Colin Baxter C Arizona
196. Pittsburgh Steelers- Jermale Hines S Ohio State
197. Green Bay Packers- Korey Lindsey CB Southern Illinois- Intelligent and physical, could develop into good corner in a couple years.
198. New York Giants- Kevin Kowalski C Toledo
199. Kansas City Chiefs- Kyle Hix OT Texas
200. Minnesota Vikings- Jeff Maehl WR Oregon
201. San Diego Chargers- Markus White DE/OLB Florida State
202. New York Giants- David Carter DT UCLA
203. Carolina Panthers- Derrick Locke RB Kentucky
204. Green Bay Packers- Jason Kelce C Cincinnati
205. Detroit Lions- Justin Rogers CB Richmond
206. Buffalo Bills- Henry Hynoski FB Pittsburgh
207. Cincinnati Bengals- Colby Whitlock DT Texas Tech
208. New York Jets- DJ Young OT Michigan State
209. Seattle Seahawks- Eddie Jones DE Texas
210. Atlanta Falcons- Alex Green RB Hawaii- Steal and classic case of best available
211. San Francisco 49ers- T.J. Yates QB North Carolina- Guy I think could start in a year and maybe even compete to start now.
212. Tennessee Titans- Scott Lutrus LB Connecticut
213. Washington Redskins- Mike Smith OT Nebraska
214. Houston Texans- Dwayne Harris WR East Carolina
215. Minnesota Vikings- Jordan Cameron TE USC
216. St. Louis Rams- J.T. Thomas LB West Virginia
217. Miami Dolphins- Jerrard Tarrant S Georgia Tech
218. Miami Dolphins- Nick Bellore LB Central Michigan
219. Oakland Raiders- Armon Binns WR Cincinnati- Raiders need a good possession receiver, Binns fits the bill.
220. Dallas Cowboys- Ladi Ajaboye DT South Carolina
221. New York Giants- Will Hill S Florida
222. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Aldrick Robinson WR SMU
223. Kansas City Chiefs- Stanley Havili FB USC
224. Washington Redskins- Byron Maxwell CB Clemson
225. Baltimore Ravens- Alex Wukciak LB Maryland- Big, mean, smart. Just what the Ravens love.
226. New Orleans Saints- Adrian Moten LB Maryland
227. Philadelphia Eagles- John Clay RB Wisconsin
228. St. Louis Rams- Wayne Daniels DE TCU
229. Atlanta Falcons- Karl Klug DT Iowa
230. Atlanta Falcons- Darvin Adams WR Aurburn
231. San Francisco 49ers- Terrance Turner WR Indiana
232. Pittsburgh Steelers- Anthony Gray DT Southern Mississippi
233. Green Bay Packers- Pat Devlin QB Delaware
234. San Diego Chargers- Da'Rel Scott RB Maryland
235. Miami Dolphins- DeQuin Evans OLB/DE Kentucky
236. Minnesota Vikings- J.C. Brignone C Mississippi State
237. Philadelphia Eagles- Brian Rolle LB Ohio State
238. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Doug Hogue LB Syracuse
239. San Francisco 49ers- Charles Clay FB Tulsa
240. Philadelphia Eagles- Tyrod Taylor QB Virginia Tech
241. Oakland Raiders- Nathan Enderle QB Idaho
242. Seattle Seahawks- Zac Etheridge S Auburn
243. New Orleans Saints- Keith Williams OG Nebraska
244. Carolina Panthers- Cody Habben OT Washington
245. Buffalo Bills- Elijah Joesph LB Temple
246. Cincinnati Bengals- Eugene Clifford S Tennessee State
247. Denver Broncos- Dion Lewis RB Pittsburgh
248. Cleveland Browns- Bryant Browning OG Ohio State
249. Arizona Cardinals- Derrell Smith LB Syracuse
250. San Francisco- David Mims OT Virginia Union
251. Tennessee Titans- Terrence Toliver WR LSU
252. Dallas Cowboys- Jerrod Johnson QB Texas A&M
253. Washington Redskins- Mario Butler CB Georgia Tech
254. Houston Texans- Justin Boren OG Ohio State
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There's winners and losers on draft day. There's always one or two teams who's drafts make you go "what the hell were they thinking?" And I had to account for that factor as well. Trust me, there's some of these I hated mocking because I think they're gonna be bad, but that's how the draft actually is.
I looked back on draft approaches, draft history, team weaknesses and strengths, asked fans of a few teams, looked over several 7 rounders, and went off impressions from having watched a ton of college football and more than my fair share of pro games.
I picked based on how I think things will go down on draft day. teams going best available, some strictly needs, some stockpiling at positions, some thinking they're fine at positions that are in question. That's how the draft is. Sorry if I didn't do a 7 rounder that fit nice and neatly with fans want, what i think is best, or what teams actually need the most. The draft never goes that way, and a lot of fans get disappointed.
That's why i love the draft so much. The heartbreak, the triumph, the sleepers, the reaches, the great picks, the very questionable picks, and I accounted for all of these. Don't go ripping me a new one if you don't understand the concept of a realistic mock draft.
However, I am up for a good civilized debate, so please comment and critique away. Just be civil about it.