Okay so this is my problem. Last year I avoided making mock drafts because once I start, i just keep doing it. This year I tried to keep it to one but alas it is impossible for me. Good or bad, I must try to predict what the teams will do. It's a good thing I don't gamble else I would have a serious problem. Anyway, here is my latest mock, just days after my first one. ( Had a serious oversight of leaving Kuechly off the board first time. My apologies. Updated.)
1. Indianapolis Colts- QB Andrew Luck: Blah
2. Washington Redskins- QB Robert Griffin: Blah
3. Minnesota Vikings- OT Matt Kalil: Blah
4. Cleveland Browns- WR Justin Blackmon: Cleveland has a couple options it could go with this pick but I think if they are rolling with McCoy, they need to get him some proper weapons to throw to.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- CB Morris Clairborne: Could be a generational player and he fits a soon to be need.
6. St. Louis- RB Trent Richardson: Richardson is regarded as one of the top RB prospects coming out in quite some time. Jackson is still a beast but he has a lot of mileage on his wheels. Bradford needs to have some of the pressure alleviated off his shoulders so this will keep Jackson fresh and give the Rams one of the most dangerous running games in the league.
7. Jacksonville Jaguars- DE Quinton Coples: I like Melvin Ingram better but Coples is your more traditional DE. Regardless Jacksonville needs a pass rush opposite Mincey, and Coples can help.
8. Miami Dolphins- QB Ryan Tannehill: This is going to bite Miami in the ass but they really don't have too many options. Trading back won't work as KC or Buffalo could be lurking.
9. Carolina Panthers- DT Fletcher Cox: It sucks they need to keep drafting DT's but things haven't been the same since Kris Jenkins. Fletcher will help to open up things for their LB's to be even more involved.
10. Buffalo Bills- OT Riley Reiff: Quip about his T-Rex arms all you want, but the kid can play the T position and they need serious help if they want to improve upon last year.
11. Kansas City Chiefs- OLB Courtney Upshaw: This would be a great pick and give them a monster pass rusher opposite Hali.
12. Seattle Seahawks- DE Melvin Ingram: Perfect fit for their defense as he is a more capable 4-3 end then Upshaw but is still talented enough to rush from a standing position.
13. Arizona Cardinals- OG David DeCastro: Offensive line help is needed and this is the best guy left. Yeah he's a guard but if you get a player good enough, the talent around him improves too.
14. Dallas Cowboys- trade with Chicago Bears- OT Jonathan Martin: Chicago made a lot of contender moves in FA but they still need to boost their offensive line. Martin probably wouldn't get past my Eagles or the Jets so they move.
15. Philadelphia Eagles- trade with Tennessee Titans- WR Michael Floyd: Eagles like to maximize their value and still see 4 players they wouldn't mind having. Tennessee would like to give Locker some more help other than Britt and Floyd probably won't make it past the Jets, Bengals, or SD.
16. New York Jets- OLB Whitney Mercilus: The Jets are looking for either a T or to add to their pass rush. Mercilus only has one year to build off of but what a year. There's some good T later in the draft so this move makes the most sense.
17. Cincinnati Bengals- MLB Luke Kuechly: The Bengals are really in a BPA situation here. This continues to catch their defense up with their suddenly formidable offense.
18. San Diego Chargers- SS Mark Barron: SD could use a pass rusher but failing that, a secondary upgrade is need 2.
19. Chicago Bears- trade with Dallas Cowboys- OG/T Cordy Glenn: Dallas' O-line is aging and they started making corrections. Glenn's ability to play both G and T is exactly what the doctor ordered.
20. Tennessee Titans- traded to Philadelphia Eagles- DT Michael Brockers: Stacking that interior D-line sounds exactly like Andy.
21. Cincinnati Bengals- CB Stephen Gilmore: Again BPA. If they have a need it would be secondary, so the pieces fit.
22. Cleveland Browns- CB Dre Kirkpatrick: Pairing him and Joe Haden could give them one of the best CB tandems in the league, in 2 or 3 years.
23. Detroit Lions- CB Janoris Jenkins: They have a huge flaw at CB and being able to select this man is perfect for them. He could be talented enough to be the best CB in the draft when it is all said and done.
24. Pittsburgh Steelers- NT Dontari Poe: They would have liked to build up their offensive line but no one available is worth the reach. Grabbing a NT should be next on the list.
25. Denver Broncos- OLB Nick Perry: They had a pretty good defense and pairing Perry with Miller, will give them a monster pass rush.
26. Houston Texans- WR Stephen Hill: Big and fast, plus he is a monster blocker. Hill fits Houston perfectly.
27. New England Patriots- C Peter Konz: They build in the trenches. This player can keep that tradition going.
28. Green Bay Packers- ILB Dont'a Hightower: With no pass rushers worthy of the pick, they team someone up with Bishop that just stops the run.
29. Baltimore Ravens- WR Alshon Jeffery: They are still looking for that WR to take their passing game to the dangerous levels the running game goes. Jeffery can be that receiver.
30. San Francisco 49ers- TE Coby Fleener: Must continue to give Smith more weapons. With 2 TE sets all the rage and a history with Harbaugh already, Fleener makes the 49ers offense almost as dangerous as their defense.
31. New England Patriots- DE Devon Still: Normally the Pats might look to trade back, but they have used 2 first round picks before. With Still dropping this far and, like I said, their love of trench warfare, it becomes the rare case of using both.
32. New York Giants- SS Harrison Smith: The life of a SB champ. So few needs and patiently waiting as targets are plucked before your eyes. This spot is too soon for any of the remaining RB's and though they always look to add defensive line help or receiver help, I think they may have soured on Rolle and look for his replacement.