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4-round Pre-Free Agency Mock

I wanted to get this out before free agency changed everything, but it looks like I am running a little late. So of course this is not updated for anything happening today. I also left my Rams-Washington trade in there to show what I was thinking. Mostly this will show where I have player values. I'm really confused on KC because Crennel is collecting an interesting mix of coaches. I have Riley Rieff in the 2nd. Jeff Allen there as well. I think QBs will be interesting. Not many starters retiring soon, I think there are few slots for the college guys to compete for.

1st Round

1

IND

Andrew Luck, QB

Duh

2

STL - WAS

Robert Griffin III, QB

Traded for 2012 1,2,5 and 2013 1,4. Redskins have cap room for free agents [NOT ANY MORE] and management has to show results soon, they outbid other teams.

3

MIN

Matt Kalil, LT

Duh #2

4

CLE

Chris Claiborne, CB

Two shutdown CBs. Awesome.

5

TB

Trent Richardson, RB

Smart, explosive player, used to sharing carries.

6

WAS - STL

Justin Blackmon, WR

Toss up with Floyd.

7

JAC

Melvin Ingram, DE/DT

Floyd a character concern, Ingram versatile and my top rusher on board.

8

MIA

Ryan Tannehill, QB

A surprise like Locker last year, but Miami needs a franchise QB and the physical skills are there. Maybe Peyton helps develop him.

9

CAR

Malcolm Floyd, WR

Not a need, but the best player on the board.

10

BUF - CLE

Brock Osweiler, QB

Traded for 2012 1,2,4. Love the physical skills, like last year desire for QBs causes teams to grab them early, Buffalo wants out, afraid of picking another Maybin. KC and Seattle jumped.

11

KC

Dontari Poe, NT

Don't ignore tape, unless a player has elite physical tools to train. Poe is that player, and Crennel knows his d-linemen.

12

SEA

Quentin Coples, DE/DT

Always had him fitting with Seattle because of the way they rotate players. I can see him being used like Tuck, inside on passing downs.

13

ARI

Jonathan Martin, LT

Arizona fans are so happy, they ignore the rest of the draft.

14

DAL

Dre Kirkpatrick, CB

A BPA and need pick, no way they can let him slip past.

15

PHI

Luke Kuechly, MLB

Hate this overdone pick, but the combine confirmed it.

16

NYJ

Courtney Upshaw, OLB

Ready to play right away, experienced OLB. Not athletic? How many points did LSU score?

17

CIN (OAK)

David DeCastro

Still think this is early for a guard, but Cincy has two picks in the 1st and a need there.

18

SD

Alshon Jeffrey, WR

The mold that AJ Smith likes at WR, fits even if VJax resigned.

19

CHI - SF

Kendall Wright, WR

Traded for 2012 1,2, 2013 5. The 40 will get faster. SF needs a weapon at WR and is afraid the teams in front of them will be taking all of the good ones.

20

TEN

Nick Perry, DE

Hard to separate the top DEs, speed/power combo goes first.

21

CIN

Janoris Jenkins, CB

Also looked at RB here, but Jenkins is an elite talent and I think is less of a risk than he at first appeared. Again, I think you can take more of a chance with two first round picks.

22

CLE (ATL) - BUF

Andre Branch, DE

Move down to take a rusher than can play either side, good run defender if the pass rush does not pan out.

23

DET

Cordy Glenn, G/T

This comes down to BPA more than anything, which the Lions have been following lately. Upgrade at guard, or maybe he kicks Cherilus inside or to the curb.

24

PIT

Donta Hightower, ILB

I can see them hoping for Glenn, or that Poe falls or Thompson justifies the pick. Or replacing Wallace. But this has always been a LB team, he complements Timmons well.

25

DEN

Stephon Gilmore, CB

I don't see Cox returning even with the acquittal. Gilmore is raw but can learn from Bailey. I could see Fox wanting a RB here as well, or a DT.

26

HOU

Stephen Hill, WR

They have put together a solid team and the only weakness, a serious one, is WR depth. A good running team keeps the defense honest by having a long ball threat. And Hill won't be a prima donna about targets.

27

NE (NO)

Whitney Mercilus, OLB

Carter filled in ably as the pass rusher last year, but he is old and the rest have not shown great talent.

28

GB

Fletcher Cox, DE

Losing Jenkins and Jolly have hurt, and there are a bunch of good DTs here, I like Cox the best.

29

BAL

Peter Konz, C

If he passes his medical tests he is good value here. He abuses defenders in run blocking. Can play LG if Grubbs walks.

30

SF - CHI - STL

Michael Brockers, DT

Traded for 2012 6. The raw talent has fallen, St. Louis makes a small jump to keep him from the Super Bowl teams.

31

NE

Kendall Reyes, DE

An impact player for the line, a player I have liked all year.

32

NYG

David Wilson, RB

Looking for an impact player at 32, I think Zach Brown also possible but was just not physical enough for this team.

2nd Round

33

STL-CHI

Mohamed Sanu, WR

They need a WR who can move the sticks.

34

IND

Brandon Thompson, DT

One of my favorite players, a 1-tech DT or NT.

35

MIN

Zach Brown, WLB

Some good DBs here but Brown a unique talent .

36

TB

Chase Minnifield, CB

It has to be a corner here.

37

CLE - BUF

Alfonzo Dennard, CB

People are forgetting all of his good tape.

38

JAC

Riley Reiff, RT

Short arms, now I understand the waist bending. Tony Pauline says some teams are relabeling him as a guard, but his feet are too good.

39

WAS - STL

Michael Adams, T

Probably a RT, a poor combine but the talent is there. And it saves $8 million a year.

40

CAR

Devon Still, DT

I'd be patient on McClain and Fua, but most will see him as a BPA pick here.

41

BUF

Vincent Curry, DE

Doubling up at DE. Poor 40? How far away is the QB? Look at the 3-cone.

42

MIA

Kelechi Osemele, RT

Peyton's not coming if Colombo is the RT, and Colombo was an upgrade.

43

SEA

Nick Foles, QB

I like him. His coach was awful (and hence now unemployed). There is real talent in that arm.

44

KC

Lamar Miller, RB

Great value, and Charles may not be 100%.

45

DAL

Alameda Ta'amu, NT/DE

Jerry goes for the big potential impact player, altthough the safeties are tempting.

46

PHI

Doug Martin, RB

Brown failed as the #2 back, Martin is a good blocker and can run between the tackles.

47

NYJ

Marvin McNutt, WR

They need to support Sanchez, McNutt is underrated, he made the big catches in college. Need for offense trumps safety need.

48

NE (OAK)

Mark Barron, S

Belichick knows exactly how and what Barron has been taught.

49

SD

Andrew Datko, T

They can play him on the right, or on the left if McNeill cannot get healthy.

50

CHI

Kevin Zeitler, G

Regime change on the offense, time to stop making do with moving guys around.

51

PHI (ARI)

Jayron Hosley, CB

They have always liked quick CBs, if Samuel goes this year or next Hosley can compete to start.

52

TEN

Michael Brewster, C

A real smart, hardworking lineman for Munchak.

53

CIN

Harrison Smith, S

Great value here, Bengals need to push out some of their safety reclamation projects.

54

DET

Markelle Martin, S

Another BPA that will indirectly improve the CB play.

55

ATL

Coby Fleener, TE

With a shortage of picks I am looking at needs more, this is where the value is at a need position.

56

PIT

Amini Silatolu, G

Need line help but no left tackles here, this guy reminds me of a younger Kemoeatu

57

DEN

Jared Crick, DT

They get their DT now, a guy I loved last year, strength and hustle, gets into the backfield.

58

HOU

Jeff Allen, G

Fell in love with this guy at the Senior Bowl practices as a guard, Texans will have trouble keeping all of their interior OL with their success.

59

NO

Chandler Jones, RDE

Spags has seen the impact of physically gifted DEs, Smith is making $1 million per sack, poor use of money.

60

GB

Shea McClellin, OLB

In order to get rid of the embarassing "discount double-check", the Pack starts an "Are you jellin' with McClellin" ad campaign.

61

BAL

Ronnell Lewis, OLB

A value pick if Johnson is not resigned or they just want youth at the position.

62

SF - CHI

Dwayne Allen, TE

Tice will give his tackles blocking help.

63

NE - BUF

Lavonte David, WLB

Traded for 2012 3,4. Buffalo has extra picks, trades up over some WILL-needy teams to get a top talent and a need for the transition to 4-3.

64

NYG

Casey Heyward, CB

Good size, good college history, not a burner but great times in some of the other drills.

3rd Round

65

IND

Orson Charles, TE

I made this pick before the DUI and Pro Day, and before Clark was released. Similar type player to Clark, Luck used to throwing to TEs. Considered WR as well here.

66

STL

Jerel Worthy, DT

Already went DT but great potential here, and they could use two.

67

MIN

Marvin Jones, WR

Atlanta traded up for Julio Jones because of Michael Jenkins. I could also see DBs here again.

68

CLE

Chris Polk, RB

Every team needs a good RB.

69

TB

Mychal Kendricks, MLB

Schiano likes speed on defense, Foster moves to SAM.

70

WAS

Bobbie Massie, RT

Need to protect that huge investment.

71

JAC

A. J. Jenkins, WR

An under-the-radar Kendall Wright type, dangerous everywhere on the field.

72

BUF - NE

Ben Jones, C

Completes the overhaul of the OL.

73

MIA

Tank Carder, WLB

Proved his athleticism at the combine.

74

CHI (CAR)

Brandon Boykin, CB

Good value here, Lovie has no fear of smaller CBs.

75

KC

Brandon Weeden, QB

At this point KC has all the impact positions except QB. He falls because of his age and a lack of QB need. They could still make a move for a QB high next year (like the Panthers).

76

SEA

Isaiah Pead, RB

A speed back to complement Lynch's hard running style.

77

PHI

Michael Martin, DT

Philly loves to draft DTs, this guy fits their mold.

78

NYJ

Brandon Mosley, RT

Ducasse will supposedly be competing for this job, but call me a skeptic based upon his lack of playing time so far. Mosley played the left side against Branch and did very well.

79

OAK

Lost for supplemental pick

The last Al Davis "but he can run" pick.

80

SD

Bruce Irvin, OLB

Will not be pressured to start right away, which is what he needs.

81

CHI

Cyrus Gray, RB

They need a backup plan for Forte.

82

ARI

Tommy Streeter, WR

Tall, deep threat to bring some safety attention away from Fitz.

83

DAL

Philip Blake, C

They have a bunch of late rounders in the middle but need a solid player to anchor the line.

84

TEN

Josh Robinson, CB

Finnegan may be gone and it's easy to like this guy's numbers.

85

CIN

LaMichael James, RB

Very different runner from Benson.

86

ATL

Cam Johnson, RDE

There seems little interest in resigning Abraham and Sidbury does not seem to be a favorite. Johnson is very athletic but inconsistent so far.

87

DET

Jairus Wright, WR

I almost put him in the 2nd round. As Young improves Burleson is in line to become the most expensive #3 WR in football, I'd rather give that money to Avril..

88

PIT

Josh Chapman, NT

They are filling the need, replacing Hampton with a cheaper model.

89

DEN

Robert Turbin, RB

The classic strong inside runner a defensive coach wants on his team.

90

HOU

Joe Adams, WR

The opposite skill set of Hill, giving another look for the offense, and don't like any players at need positions here.

91

NO

Brendan Washington, G

Nicks appears unlikely to be resigned.

92

GB

Dwight Bentley, CB

CB depth play fell off this year.

93

BAL

James Brown, LT

Ravens have gone for smaller OL before, and being short with long arms has to be good for blocking the Steelers' OLBs.

94

SF

Derek Wolfe, DE

With SF locking up their free agents, they can pick a BPA at a strong position needing depth.

95

NE

Reuben Randle, WR

Pats need to open up the underneath with a deep threat.

96

NYG

Tyrone Crawford, DE

Not what I expected to do. The prototypical Giants DE, size, short-area quickness, hustle. He somehow slipped to the end of the 4th before I decided they would not let him past here.

4th Round

97

STL

Nigel Bradham, LB

The size and athleticism to play WILL or SAM, would be higher if that translated better to field performance.

98

IND

Ryan Broyles, WR

Hard to believe he fell this far, but there are a lot of choices at WR.

99

MIN

Justin Bethel, CB

Finally got a DB in, great movement skills and good size.

100

PHI (TB)

Kirk Cousins, QB

Great value here, need a healthy backup for Vick with his many minor injuries. I'd have him higher but there is no team left that needs a starter in 2012.

101

CLE - BUF

Christopher Givens, WR

A replacement for Parrish who was never able to turn speed into production.

102

JAC

Brian Quick, WR

Had to start going small school, a different type of WR than Jenkins (and Thomas), large target.

103

WAS

Shaun Prater, CB

Good quickness, fills a need for CB depth.

104

MIA

Brandon Taylor, FS

Finally someone with the athletic ability to play free safety instead of the many strong safeties tried there.

105

CAR

Jamell Fleming, CB

I have him lower than most, maybe I watched the wrong games.

106

BUF - NE

Jonathan Massaquoi, OLB

The second OLB for NE. Undersized for their standards, but maybe Bill tries something new. Cannon was different.

107

SEA

Sean Spence, WLB

I had been reading about Hill's personal problems even before the latest charges. Spence is a great player, but size could be an issue. Interesting mix of large and small on Seattle's defense already.

108

KC

Mitchell Schwartz, RT

This need has been ignored for awhile now, I did not consider anything else here.

109

NYJ

Trumaine Johnson, FS

Fell a bit for being a CB/S tweener, Jets need coverage skills at safety.

110

WAS (OAK)

Bobby Wagner, ILB

Fletcher will retire at 50.

111

SD

Billy Winn, DE

Looks good in games, but showed no athleticism at the Senior Bowl or combine. But a similar skill set to Castillo.

112

CHI

Jake Bequette, LDE

Tremendous athleticism for his build.

113

ARI

Zebrie Sanders, T

Long arms and decent feet, but no power. Worth a try here for a team with no better options.

114

DAL

Chris Rainey, WR/RB/RS

Pure speed, a different type of weapon for the offense.

115

PHI

Keenan Robinson, LB

Could be a SAM, or large WILL in place of Rolle on some downs.

116

TEN

George Iloka, SS/WLB

He works here because Tennessee could go younger at either spot.

117

CIN

Josh Norman, CB

A bigger CB to contrast Jenkins, depth was still needed.

118

DET

Matthew McCants, LT

Has the athleticism but needs coaching, and to get stronger.

119

CLE (ATL)

Matthew Reynolds, G/RT

Good pass blocker.

120

PIT

Dwight Jones, WR

A good spot to take a chance on a player with high upside, especially since he will be far down the depth chart to start.

121

DEN

Lucas Nix, G/RT

The change in offensive philosophy is trouble for small fries like Beadles and Hochstein, and the latter does not have age on his side. Could also kick Franklin inside.

122

HOU

Kheeston Randall, DE

Looking at a BPA here, a run-stuffer than can take some snaps from Smith.

123

NO

Lardarius Green, WR/TE

He's a TE by label only, really more of a big WR that can run.

124

GB

Anthony Allen, S

Really like his tape. Collins has the serious injury and Peprah was a big downgrade.

125

BUF (BAL)

Michael Egnew, TE

Chandler had a lot of TDs last year but is not as good as the hype. Egnew is athletic with a good frame, just needs to learn the pro position.

126

SF

Brandon Brooks, G

Powerful and athletic, SF likes them big. I felt the next best RT was a reach here.

127

NE

Nick Toon, WR

Contrasting the raw athleticism of Randle with the possession WR Toon.

128

NYG

DeVier Posey, WR

Size and surprising speed to replace Manningham, and decent college production given the QB situations.

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