3 Rounds, try to make it a little different
1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB
A foregone conclusion
2. Washington Redskins: Robert Griffin III, Qb
Skins traded up for RG3, - no brainer
3. Minnesota Vikings: Matt Kalil, LT
This is another easy pick, finding a quality LT always has to be a priority especially when you have a Young QB.
4. Cleveland Browns: Quinton Coples, DE
The Browns have tons of needs, they could go offense here and get a Blackmon or Richardson. But I think they go Coples, and improve upon a pretty good defense.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Morris Claiborne, CB
They did get Eric Wright in FA, but he is probably a #2 corner so Claiborne becomes an option. The Bucs could get Trent Richardson here, but they already have a RB in Blount. And I know that the team could have two RBs, but spending a Top 5 pick at the RB position just doesn't offer the same value that Claiborne does. Plus Tampa Bay has a tradition to build on D.
6. St. Louis Rams: Justin Blackmon, WR
Sam Bradford needs a reliable receiver.
7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Melvin Ingram, DE
Pass rush or O-Line. Ingram has more value than Reiff here.
8. Miami Dolphins: Ryan Tannehill, QB
New QB for a new regime
9. Carolina Panthers: Michael Floyd, WR
This is one of the more interesting picks in this Mock. The Panthers have tons of needs on Defense but I think the Offense is one more playmaker away from being elite because besides Steve Smith can anyone tell me who the #2 or #3 WR is on the Panthers? With this the pick the offense is going to be elite: The O-Line is above-average, Cam Newton is a beast, the RBs are both really good, they have a good TE in Olsen, and now have Two good WRs. From now on out the Panthers can solely focus on defense for the this year and next year and make that elite too.
10. Buffalo Bills: Riley Reiff, T
With the additions of Mario WIlliams and Mark Anderson the Bills solved their biggest problem. Now they can focus on improving the Offense, and the Bills' biggest need is T on the O-Line. Reiff can play RT early on and then move to LT later in his career. So Reiff is the pick
11. Kansas City Chiefs: David DeCastro, OG
The Chiefs have a good young Defense that is missing a NT, but that can be addressed in later rounds. DeCastro is the best Guard prospect to come around since Hutchinson. This Pick can go a long way in repairing the offensive line.
The Bengals send the #17 overall pick along with their 3, and 5th round picks to move up 5 spots. It hasn't been popular for the Bengals to trade for Richardson, but IMO if Richardson falls out of the top 10 he becomes obtainable for considerably less. An extra 3 and 5 is not too much to send over for a franchise RB since Green-Ellis is not a franchise RB.
13. Arizona Cardinals: Jonathan Martin, T
Protecting Kolb should be the #1 priority.
14. Dallas Cowboys: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB
They did get Brandon Carr in FA, but could use another CB. Kirkpatrick also has the skill set to play FS, according to some draft experts.
15. Philadelphia Eagles: Flethcer Cox, DT
Andy Reid loves building in the trenches. The Eagles stole DeMeco Ryans from the Texans for a 4th round pick, so Kuechly is no longer the pick here. Cox is, IMO, the best DT in this class and can help collapse the pocket and stuff the run.
16. New York Jets: Courtney Upshaw DE/OLB
The Jet Defense lacked an exterior pass rush. Upshaw should be able to start from Day 1 and help pressure the QB so Rex doesn't have to blitz every other down.
17. Seattle Seahawks: Luke Kuechly, ILB
A really versatile LB, the Seahawks linebacking core is depleted and the addition of Kuechly could make the loss of Hawthorne bearable. Also many mocks have the Seahawks getting Kuechly at 12, so this is a great value.
18. San Diego Chargers: Whitney Mercillus OLB
Pass Rush is the primary concern for this team, especially since Castillo left.
19. Chicago Bears: Janoris Jenkins, CB
The locker room is filled with veteran leadership (aka Urlacher). Jenkins will find himself in a similar situation toJimmy Smith last year. Jenkins also has the potential to become a shut down corner and further improve the Defense.
20. Tennessee Titans: Michael Brockers, DT
The Titans need to add an interior pass rush, they added an exterior one with Wimbley. The O-Line is also a possibility but the addition of Hutchinson lets the Titans get a DT here.
21. Cincinnati Bengals: Stephen Gilmore, CB
Idk why Gilmore's stock has been rising do much recently but some people have him in the Top 15. As a result I feel complied to put him in this spot, the Bengals desperately need CB help (they can get good Gs in round 2). Gilmore seems to be the BPA (at position) in this scenario so...
22. Cleveland Browns: Kendall Wright, WR
Colt McCoy needs someone to throw the ball to
23. Detriot Lions: TRADE to New England Patriots: Dontari Poe, DT
The Patriots send the #27 overall pick along with their second pick in the second round (#31 in R2) to the Lions for the #23 overall and their 4th round pick. . Steelers fans must hate this, and Pats fans must be shocked. The Pats have moved up to grab talent in the draft before so it is not impossible. Bill Bellichek is someone who can get the most out of his defensive players, and Poe has tons of talent. Great Fit
24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Cordy Glenn, G/T
Unfortunately Poe was taken the pick right before them but Glenn is not a bad consolation prize. The O-Line has been woeful in recent years, the addition of Glenn should definitely go a long way in fixing that.
The 49ers send the #31 overall pick along with their 2nd round pick to the Denver Broncos for the #25 overall pick and the Broncos' 5th rounder. I don't think you can trust Randy Moss for more than 1 season. As a result you need to get a #3 WR that will become your #1 or 2 next year.
26. Houston Texans: Stephen Hill, WR
Fits the Texans system and is best WR available IMO
27. Detroit Lions: Peter Konz, OC
The Lions need interior Line help and Konz could play either C or G
28. Green Bay Packers: Andre Branch OLB/ DE
The Packers add someone to rush the passer opposite Clay Matthews. The signing of Jeff Saturday also removes the need for a C.
29. Baltimore Ravens: TRADE to St. Louis Rams: Devon Still DT/DE
The Rams send their 2nd round and switch spots with the Ravens in the 4th round (BAl is #1 in 4 and Rams are #29 in 4) for the #29 overall pick. TThe Rams have a ton of firepower after that trade to Washington. I think the value that Still has at 29 is too great for the Rams to pass up the opportunity to snag him, because he would not get past the Broncos at 30. The Rams have needs everywhere and the best place to start (showed by the Giants) is in the trenches.
30. Denver Broncos: Nick Perry, OLB/DE
The Broncos should solely focus on improving their defense. PM can take the worst offense in the NFl and make it Top 5, and PM does not need great receivers to make it work - he makes OK WRs into great/good WRs (Pierre). Because of that improving the defense should be the primary concern of the Denver Broncos.
31. New England Patriots: TRADE to Dallas Cowboys: Mark Barron, SS
The Cowboys send their 2012: 2,4 and 2013:3 over to the New England Patriots for the #31 overall pick. The Cowboys need to improve their secondary, especially with the Giants and Eagles in their division.
32. New York Giants: Doug Martin, RB
The Giants can have their choice of RB here (Miller, Martin, WIlson, etc..). WIth the release of Jacobs and the injury woes of Bradshaw the Giants could use another RB. The Giants could also get a WR, but I don't think its wise to spend a 1st round pick on someone who will be your #3 WR (can find quality #3s in the later round).
1. Baltimore Ravens: Dont'a Hightower, ILB
Ray Lewis' successor
2. Indianapolis Colts: TRADE to Philadelphia Eagles: Lavonte David, OLB
The Eagles send over both 2nd rounders to the Colts for their 2nd, 5th and 7th(Jet) rounders. The Eagles have had a major void in the LB core, the addition of both Ryans and David should solve all of their defensive problems.
3. Minnesota Vikings: Alfonzo Dennard, CB
A step in the right direction to fix a broken secondary
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Lamar Miller, RB
The Buccaneers could have gotten a RB at #5 (Richardson) but they waited and were able to get, arguably, the 2nd best RB in the draft. Their offense is now complete around Freeman (IMO), with 2 RBs, 3 WRs (WIlliams, Jackson, Benn), TE (Winslow), and a good O Line. They can replenish their LB corps in the later parts of this draft.
5. Cleveland Browns: Mike Adams, OT
Joe Thomas has the LT spot and Adams has the RT spot. Two good bookend tackles. It is now put up or shut up time for McCoy.
6. Jacksonville Jaguars: Rueben Randle, WR
Gabbert needs more options to throw to.
7. St. Louis Rams: Kelechi Osemele, G/T
The Rams have invested into Bradford and should focus on building the Offense.
8. Carolina Panthers: Jayron Hosley, CB
The Panthers need to improve the defense, which can now be their sole focus because of the Floyd pick. The Panthers did have a bad run defense but I think it is too early for them to give up on their two young DTs. They were also missing Davis and Beason last year (which negatively impacted the run D). So the Panthers should now focus on retooling the secondary for the remainder of this draft.
9. Buffalo Bills: Kevin Zeitler, OG
This pick should be invested into protecting Fitzpatrick. I think that Zeitler is the best o_line option available so he is the pick.
10. Miami Dolphins: Vinny Curry, DE
Pass rusher opposite Cameron Wake
11. Seattle Seahawks: Chandler Jones, DE
A pass rusher to compliment Clemons
12. Kansas City Chiefs: Jerel Worthy, DT
Worthy can play the NT position in Crennel's defense.
13. New England Patriots: George Illoka, FS
The Patriots need a safety. Chung can play SS and Illoka can play FS. THis would let McCourty go back to CB. This pick kills 2 birds with one stone.
14. Indianapolis Colts: Coby Fleener, TE
A familiar target for Luck
15. New York Jets: Mohammed Sanu, WR
A local product for Sanchez to throw to.
16. New England Patriots: Zach Brown, OLB
The Pats now have one of the better, young, LB corps in the NFL with Mayo, Spikes, and Brown
17. San Diego Chargers: Jared Crick, DE
The Chargers need 2 pass rushers after the loss of Castillo and Crick is the one who will fill his spot (or attempt to at the very least).
18. Chicago Bears: Amini Silatolu, G
19. Indianapolis Colts: Josh Robinson, CB
Improve the worst part of the Defense
20. Tennessee Titans: Brandon Washington, G
The Titans need to improve the interior of the line, so more running lanes are opened
21. Cincinnati Bengals: Brandon Thompson, DT
Improve the front 7
22. Atlanta Falcons: Mychal Kendricks, ILB
David and Wagner are still on the board so this may be confusing. But the Falcons need in ILB, which is better suited for Kendricks than either Wagner or David
23. Detriot Lions: Jamell Fleming, CB
Biggest need after the departure of Eric Wright
24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Alameda Ta'amu, NT
Casey Hampton is not getting any younger
25. Denver Broncos: Kendall Reyes, DT
As I said, Defense, Defense, Defense and this is their biggest position of need
26. Houston Texans: TRADE to Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Harrison Smith, SS
The Bucs send over their 3rd and 5th rounders to the Texans for their 2nd rounder. The Bucs need to improve their secondary and Smith has a lot of talent, and I am high on his ability
27. Saints; FORFEITED
28. Green Bay Packers: Ben Jones, OC
Saturday is a short-term replacement. The Packers can develop Jones into the C spot once Saturday retires.
29. Baltimore Ravens: Chris Givens, WR
Possibly the answer to the Raven's search for a #2/3 (depending on what you think of Torrey Smith) receiver.
30. Denver Broncos: Bobby Wagner, OLB
After the Broncos' first three picks their Front 7 is a lot scarier and stronger
31. Detroit Lions: Markelle Martin, FS
The Lion's secondary is currently shot. Any pick that goes into that secondary will be benefit the Lions in the Long Run.
32. New York Giants: Dwayne Allen, TE
A receiving target for Eli
1. Colts: Shea McClellin, OLB
2. Rams: Ronnel Lewis, OLB
3. Vikings: Brian Quick, WR
4. Browns: David Wilson, RB
5. Texans: Zebrie Sanders, T
6. Redskins: Senio Kelemete, G
7. Jaguars: Trumaine Johnson, CB
8. Bills: Juron Criner, WR
9. Dolphins: Greg Childs, WR
10. Dolphins: Bobby Massie, T
11. Chiefs: Kirk Cousins, QB
12. Seahawks: Brandon Boykin, CB
13. Texans: Bruce Irvin, OLB
14. Jets: Mitchell Schwartz, T
15. Oakland - ForFeited
16. Chargers: James Brown, G
17. Bears: Sean Spence, OLB
18. Cardinals: Dwight Bentley, CB
19. Cowboys: Billy Winn, DE
20. TItans: Leonard Johnson, CB
21. Seahawks: Nick Toon, WR
22. Falcons: Chase Minnifield, CB
23. Lions: LaMichael James, RB
24. Steelers: James Michael Johnson, LB
25. Broncos: Mike Martin, DT
26. Eagles: Antonio Allen, SS
27. Saints: DeMario Davis, OLB
28. Packes: Derek Wolfe, DT/DE
29. Ravens: Cam Johnson, DE
30. 49ers: Casey Heyward, CB
31. New England Patriots: Chris Polk, RB
32. New York Giants: Jarius Wright, WR
Thats it. 3 rounds, feedback please