Tuesday, February 26, 2013

2013 NFL MOCK DRAFT 6.0 -Post combine-Two Rounds

The combine is done and now it's on to the pro days. For players who couldn't work out due to injury , or didn't due to stupidity, these on campus workouts are crucial. Others who didn't perform as well as they liked at the combine will take the opportunity to show improvement, while some will stand pat with what they have shown. Thanks to a lot of possible high 1rst round picks surprisingly staying in school this draft is the weakest in years at the top ,but it ended up strong in depth throughout. Until we know more about the long term chances of Star Lotulelei and Jarvis Jones clearing medically we dropped both down some, but we aren't removing them until we know more. There is some strong depth throughout it thanks to a record number of underclassmen . With the new CBA in place expect to see draft picks being more valuable and teams willing to take more risk high up considering the financial risk isn't anywhere near as big as it used to be. Next to each player is the NFL player we feel they will most resemble in their prime if they are a hit. The comp is for on the field play only ,and the higher they are ranked the more likely we think they will reach that comparison. All the films been watched. Players medical testing and how people with character issues come off to teams are more important than anything that happens at the underwear olympics . Also keeep an eye on who is and isn't in shape. Barring an injury in training a guy who shows up out of shape sets a bad precedent for his work ethic. Guys who were always lazy showing up in tip top shape are also a concern. Like players who underperfomed throughout their careers suddenly reaching their potential in a contract year I just don't trust those guys. These type of things are likely to affect a players draft stock with us more than anything else now. Some guys get a combine bump or drop.Pro days start real soon.


* Is for a player with possible injury issues.
#Is for a player with possible character or off the field issues

1.KC-LUKE JOECKEL-OT-TEX A&M-NFL COMP-JOE THOMAS-CLEV- Word going around is they won't Franchise tag LT Brandon Albert. If thats the case it's likely someone else will pay him more. This pick is good value and fills that need. The only question is if it's Joeckel or Fisher.We figure the long term level of competition Luke has played against is the tie breaker, even
though Fisher has showed more in the pre-draft process .If  a team wants Joeckel or Fisher bad enough a trade back is in play . They won't get a RG3 type haul for a OT though and it's unlikely they would even get Jimmy Johnson trade chart value either. Right now all the talk is of them trading for a vet QB, or singing a vet QB. I still believe they will draft a QB at some point unless they acquire a younger veteran, but do not rule out Geno Smith at # 1. He has all the abilty of a # 1 pick and if he shows out well in the interview process  & on the chalk board he has a strong chance of being their guy.

2.JAX-SHARIFF FLOYD-DT/DE-FLA-NFL COMP-MUHAMMAD WILKERSON-JETS-Their DT play is just bad against the run or pass.Floyd improves both ,he is from Florida,  and his motor could be infectious. They have Mincey and Babin on the outside now, and I doubt they have given up on Andre Branch(last years second round pick) already,so that should improve their outside pass rush . If Star gets medically cleared he could go here instead.

3.OAK-SHELDON RICHARDSON-DT-MOU-NFL COMP-CULLEN JENKINS-PHIL-Pass rush is a weakness especially on the outside where they have some DT size guys coming off the edge, but Kelly and Seymour are both leaving and that  makes DT their chief priority now. Richardson is the drafts most polished interior pass rusher right now. More than any other team in this draft they are likely to move back if the chance to acquire more picks and fill more needs comes up. Don't be surprised if the Rams package some picks to come up for either Joeckel or Fisher if they are still around.

4.PHIL-ERIC FISHER-OT-C.MICH-NFL COMP-JOE STALEY-SF-A massive amount of O-line injuries wrecked their season last year. Peters will be back and they can move Hereman back inside if they can get someone else on the outside.They need a CB too, so Milliner is a possibility. DRC is a free agent and Nnamdi is way overpaid for what he has done there.

5.DET-*DeMARCUS MILLINER-CB-ALA-CHARLES TILLMAN-CHI-They have had crappy CB play for years and only improved one side last year with Chris Houston,who is now a free agent . If the coach and GM want to keep their jobs they should get CB help right now. He played all year (and did the combine) with a torn labrum at a high level ,and doctors have assured teams he should be healthy for the season , as he is having surgery now that the combine is over.

6.CLEV-*DION JORDAN-DE/OLB-ORE-NFL COMP-JEVON JEARSE-RET-GB- Jaball Sheard regressed as a pass rusher last year and Juqua Parker is near the End. With the medical check of Jarvs Jones going badly Jordan is now clearly the number one 3-4 OLB candidate in the draft, with the frame to add aplenty of weight and play in the 4-3 as well. He should be healed from shoulder surgery when the season starts and he worked out well at the combine desood run blockerpite his injury.For the record I would take Warmack if I was them. 4 out of 5 of their starting lineman are good pass blockers, only 1 is a good run blocker, and none blow people of the ball like Chance.

7.GENO SMITH-QB-W.VA-NFL COMP-WARREN MOON-HOF RET.- With the top 2 OT's gone this makes sense. He has the arm for Bruce Arian's verticial sytem and the mobility to have a better chance to survive the rush than any other QB's they have.  Ignore the RG3 comparisons. He's not that type of an athlete. He is a good athtlete for a QB though, but not the elite runner that Griffin is. He's mobile but always is looking to throw first. Not an elite franchsie QB prospect like Luck or RG3 ,but the best in this class. If your AZ he's a lot better than what you have. Smith has a strong arm ,good accuracy when he's set, is clean off the field , is a great athlete,  and doesn't throw interceptions. Needs work on mechanics ,handling the blitz,pocket awareness, and being a more vocal leader right now. Also needs to add weight and learn a pro system, but he has the football IQ to do it. 
8.BUFF-EZEKIAL ANSAH-DE-BYU-NFL COMP-JASON PIERRE-PAUL-NYG-Mark Anderson was hurt a lot this season. Add a young edge rusher to a healthy Williams bros & Dareus and they might have the leagues best front four ,with a perfect blend of youth and veterans up front. Ziggy is probably only a situational pass rusher right now and I wouldn't take him in the top 20 , but I would be surprised if he got out of the top 10 in this draft.

9.JETS-CORDARELLE PATTERSON-WR-TENN-DEZ BRYANT-DALL-Former GM Mike Tannenbaum gave them this pick on the NFL network. If anybody knows what they are thinking it's probably him. It also allows them to finally cut overpaid, injury prone ,malcontent Santanio Holmes.A trade back to acquire more picks would be ideal. Lane Johnson, Warmack or Cooper would be better IMO.

10-TENN-CHANCE WARMACK-G-ALA-NFL COMP-JAHRI EVANS-NO-None of the 3 guards who started for them played well last year, even future HOFer Steve Hutchinson. With this draft having so few players who are elite at their position, a guard in the top 10 won't shock us at all, and even 2 is an outside possibilty. Trading down or going after a CB or edge rusher are also viable options but the best player in the draft at # 10 is a bargain, and since their head coach is a HOF guard he should realize it.

11.SD-LANE JOHNSON-OT-OKLA-NFL COMP-NATE SOLDER-COL-Another BAD O-line . 2 years ago the left side of their line was elite with Dielman and McNeil. 2 injury retirements later and Phillip Rivers is a wreck. This guy is an athlete. He started juco ball as a QB but kept growing. Then he was a TE and DE. Finally settled in as a RT as junior at OKLA, and LT as senior. Might be a small reach ,but this isn't a strong draft, He has more upside than Joeckel & Fisher, and they are desperate on the left side. Hopefully their new front office go after will go after any and all free agents.

12.MIAMI-CAR-SYLVESTER WILLIAMS-DT-NC-NFL COMP-MARCELL DAREUS-BUF- Thier D-line is aging and Randy Starks is a FA. Even if they bring him back they need more of an interior pass rush. Williams also gives them flexibilty for multiple fronts .Since we have heard they are willing to spend some money in the FA market this year we beleive it likely they get a #1 WR there.

13.TB-XAVIER RHODES-CB/S-FLA ST.-NFL COMP-NnAMDI ASOMUGHA-PHIL-Definitely a bit high right now but they traded their best CB last year and they need another big corner now. Rather than reach they might go D-line or trade back.

14.CAR-*KEENAN ALLEN-WR-CAL-NFL COMP-JORDY NELSON-GB-Steve Smith is near the end and a small guy to boot. Allen gives Cam Newton a big reliable downfield threat that he can throw it up to and be confident that he will come down with it. I would take hometown stud Johnathan  Cooper and look for a # 1WR in free agency , but we doubt they will.

15.NO-KENNY VACCARO-S-TEX-NFL COMP-KERRY RHODES-AZ-safety, corner, OT, NT, rush OLB are all needed for their move to a 3-4. Some of those holes wil be filled in free agency. Unless the bills let Jairus Byrd go this one won't be.This defense was horrible last year. Rob Ryans complicated scheme especialy requires smart safetys that can cover. If Vacaro falls this far it's a steal.

16.RAMS-DJ FLUKER-OT-ALA-NFL COMP-ANDRE WHITWORTH-CINC- DJ did show up healthy and slimmed down at the combine. He has elite measurements and if he can improve his quickness a little he can at least cover right tackle this year and maybe even LT int he right offense  . This pick also allow them to franchise tag Roger Saffold and see if he earns a bigger deal , or negotiates in a manner that reflects what he has done so far. They could easily address this in free agency as well.

17.PITT-BARKEVIOUS MINGO-DE/OLB-LSU-NFL COMP-JASON TAYLOR-(ret)- James Harrison is 34 , has a big salary, and has been injured a lot recently. Lamar Woodley wasn't too hot last year either. So we are giving them a edge rusher with a lot of potential. Also Larry Foote was a liabilty last season so a ILB is a possibilty. Ogletree has the talent to warrant this pick and would give them another 3 down LB to go with Timmons, he is versatile enough to play all the LB positions and add some youth & speed to an aging defense. .Ogletree has been suspended before though and he just had a DUI.  A trade back to acquire picks also makes sense considering the age of some expensive players on a roster with cap problems, and the holes they aleady have before any cuts are even made.

18.-JOHNATHAN COOPER-G/C-N.CAR-NFL COMP-ANDY LEVITRE-BUFF-The right side of the Dallas O-line needs a upgrade. There are no tackles worth this pick left in this scenario,so how about a plug an play guard? Cooper is more of a LG, but Nate Livings is a better fit on the right side anyway.Coop can also play center in a pinch. I am sure Dallas fans are sick of seeing Romo run for his life and this guy could help immediately. It's safe to say Lane Johnson would be in play if he fell here. Ogletree is an outside possibilty. It wouldn't surprise me if Dallas slightly traded up for Warmack,Vaccaro Johnson, or even Cooper. If they do I don't think they will go far and still stay out of the top 10. I also wouldn't surpised if they traded back when none of the guys they thought would be there are available.

19.NYG-BJOERN WERNER-DE-FLA ST.-NFL COMP-DERRICK MORGAN-TENN.-GM Jerry Reese is known for taking the best player available, or guys with big upside , and in this case it fits a need. The Osi and Tuck era has likely come to an end,and even if they keep Tuck he was not even close to being the guy who dominated 2 superbowls last year.. JPP can handle one side, but unless they move Kiwanuka down to the line they are short a starting DE. Pass rush was the main reason they won 2 superbowls in 4 years and I am sure they know it.

20.CHI-#ALEC OGLETREE-LB-GA-NFL COMP-LAWRENCE TIMMONS-PITTS-Urlacher and Briggs are long in the tooth. You need really athletic LB's to run the Tampa 2 right and this guy is the most athletic one in the draft.With there being no O-lineman worth this pick right now, they take a great player at a position of need. Unless some other young O-lineman shows well in the pre-draft process expect him to be considered.If not for off the field problems, including a DUI this week, Ogletree would be a slam dunk top 10 pick in this draft.

21.CINC-CINC-TAVON AUSTIN-WR-W.VA-NFL COMP-PERCY HARVIN-MINN-This mans lightning in a bottle on the field. Running, catching, and returning are all in the toolbox. Explosive and would take some pressure of Dalton to Green.If a RB blows up the pre-draft process that is also a possibility.

22.RAMS-QUINTON PATTON-LA.TECH-NFL COMP-RODDY WHITE-ATLThe rams have a lot of young WR talent. and claiming Titus Young and his attitude didn't help much, as they just cut him. However Amendola is the only one with any polish. He's also a FA, and he is often injured. Patton is polished , fearless, has great hands, can block, and will give Bradford a reliable target.

23.MINN-STAR LOTULELEI-DT-UTAH-NFL COMP-HALOTI NGATA-BALT-If it's true his heart only works at 75% that explains the occasional gas tank problems. In a NFL rotation he would still be very effective if the docs clear him, Kevin Williams is in his 30's and this pick provides defitinite value. A WR to take some pressure off Adrian would work as well.

24.INDY-DESMOND TRUFANT-CB-NFL COMP-JASON McCOURTY-TENN-Probably the 3rd best CB after the senior bowl,and they need CB help badly. He was a standout at the senior bowl. If he runs well it's even more likely and need will likely push him up draft boards either way . If a good O-lineman rises ,or one falls who shouldn't that should come first ,but we see them adressing that in free agency. Luck got hit constantly all season.They are a candidiate to trade up for a lineman just in case they don't address it in free agency.


25.SEA-DATONE JONES T-DE/DT-UCLA-NFL COMP-JUSTIN TUCK
-Chris Clemmons is not only 11 years in, but he just hurt his knee . Bruce Irvin is more of an undersized pass rushing specialist, so they need an everydown guy who can play the strongside . Pete Carrol may have lost out to UCLA recruiting Jones in college, but this time he gets his man. Datone is versatile enough to help in all the different looks this defense likes to show, and even move inside when called upon.

26.GB-TYLER EIFERT-TE-N.DAME-NFL COMP-TONY GONZALEZ-ATL- The ubertalented but usually dissapointing Jermichael Finley will probably be gone this year in free agency. Eifert is consistent as a receiver ,and despite not being a great blocker right now, the effort is there. He is already a much better blocker than Finley will ever be .They need some O-line help, but I don't have any graded high enough yet in this scenario. Both starting OT's will return from injury as well ,so that might fix the problem.

27. HOU-JHONATHON HANKINS-DT-OH ST.-KEVIN WILLIAMS-MINN-Nose tackle is their largest weakness. This guy is big, strong, fits the bill, and can play all over their D-line. He has the talent to go a lot higher but his inconsistent effort makes this a legit possibility. With more
effort he could be a 3 down NT.

28.DEN-JOHNTHAN BANKS-CB-MISS ST-NFL COMP-ANTONIO CROMARTIE-JETS -Champ Bailey is still a good player despite his last game, but he will also be 35 next season. This big corner is likely to test well and who better to learn from than the champ?

29.NE-JUSTIN HUNTER-WR-TENN-NFL COMP-SIDNEY RICE-SEA-Its probably more likely they trade this pick to someone wanting to grab Wilson,Barkley or Glennon late in the first, but they need a young #1 WR who can play outside. They may not pay Welker, but at least they have Eidelman in the slot as a possible replacement. Lloyd is older and not very physical. This guy does everything well and he can stretch the field.Before injuries happned this guy was considered a top 10 pick.

30.ATL-SAM MONTGOMERY-DE/OLB-LSU-NFL COMP-ANTHONY SPENCER-DALL -John Abraham is 34 on the weak side and Kroy Bierman is nothing special on the strongside as far as Atlantas DE's . Jones also has the versatilty to slide inside to tackle on obvious passing downs. Tony Gonzalez is saying he is probably done and if retires,Tyler Eifert can slide right in and give similiar production right away ,If he comes back the best available edge rusher is a good fit.Montomery does everything good but nothing great. He can also play either side in a 4-3.

31.SF-JESSIE WILLIAMS-DT-ALA-NFL COMP-VINCE WILFORK-NE-Not a lot of needs with the 49ers, but this fills one. Thier elite D-line is aging and Issac Sopoaga hit the wall last season. With the age of Smith and Mcdonald ,and Smith's tricep injury , this is more likely as he can play more spots on the D-line.

32.BALT-.*JARVIS JONES-OLB/DE-GA-NFL COMP-CLAY MATHEWS-GB- GM Ozzie Newsome loves value and tends to find a way to get it. Even if Jones ends up only playing 4 good years this pick is a steal for a player with top 5 talent. Terrell Suggs is still a good player, but lacks explosion due to age & his repaired achilles.Paul Kruger is a FA and Courtney Upshaw is a solid guy but will never be a top tier pass rusher. As long as a doc says he can play at least 4 years this just makes too much sense.

33.JAX-LARRY WARFORD-G-KY-BOBBIE WILLIAMS-BALT-With MJD coming back from injury ,and Gabbert still not living up to his draft status, it would be probabaly be nice for both to have some room to do their jobs.Both starters at LG underwhelmed last season. Warford will put some nasty in the middle of the line.

34.KC-TERRANCE WILLIAMS-WR-BAY-NFL COMP-STEVE JOHNSON-BUFF-Even if Dwayne Bowe is resigned they would still need another WR. Williams would not only stretch the field, but he has reliable hands .

35.PHIL-EJ MANUEL-QB-FLA-ST-NFL COMP-DONOVAN McNABB-(ret)-This is not only the best QB for Chip Kelly's sytem, it's the guy with the highest upside. With a Kaepernick-like year to sit and learn , he could have a Kaepernick-like impact down the road.

36.DET-COREY LEMONIER-DE-OLB-AUB-NFL COMP-ANDRE CARTER-OAK-Cliff Avril is a FA and Vandenbosch looks done and was released. Lemonier needs to get bigger and play lower for an NFL 4-3, but he could be a solid starter early.

37.CINC(oak)-KEVIN MINTER-ILB-LSU-NFL COMP-TAKEO SPIKES-SD- Rey Maulaluga was bad in 2011 and much worse last year. It used to be he lacked quickness in coverage but he didn't even play the run well last year . Minter could be the missing piece that  makes this already talented defense elite.

38.AZ.*EDDIE LACY-RB-ALA-NFL COMP-MARSHAWN LYNCH-SEA-Could it be? Can the cards actually draft a RB high and he stays healthy? Beanie Wells has either been hurt or underperformed and Ryan Williams didn't look as explosive when he cam back from knee surgery. Lacy is a bell cow back who can also help in the passing game

39.NYJ-*MATT BARKLEY-QB-USC- NFL COMP-ANDY DALTON-CINC-It's actually more likely they trade into the bottom of the 1rst round for him, but this makes sense.The Jets  run a west coast offense and Barkley is a perfect fit on one. Barkley will be odds on favorite for rookie of the year if this goes through.Yes, it's another USC QB, but this one is a 4 year starter with a high football IQ.

40.TENN-MATT ELAM-S-FLA-NFL COMP-QUINTIN MIKELL-STL-Micahel Griffin was moved around last year and he was terrible.Even if he returns to form he's more of a FS. Elam is more of a SS type but he just seems to make plays no matter where he is on the field.

41.BUFF-RYAN NASSIB-QB-SYR-NFL COMP-STEVE McNAIR (ret)- Let me seee....hmmmm...new coach from college ... needs a QB.... coaches former QB in draft and already knows offfense. DUH!

42.MIA-ROBERT WOODS-WR-USC -NFL COMP-REGGIE WAYNE-INDY_Even if they sign a Mike Wallace or another WR in free aganeyc they still need another Wr if brian Hartline isn;t resigned. Woods is polished,productive, and they could grow together.

43.TB-ZACH ERTZ-TE-STAN -NFL COMP-TODD HEAP-AZ-Dallas Clark is well past his prime ,and without that consistent mid field target that Kellen Winslow had once been, Josh Freeman
backslid last season.  Ertz will have to work more as a blocker in this offense , but he has the frame to pull it off.

44.CAR-KAWANN SHORT-DT-PURDUE-NFL COMP-ANTONIO GARAY-SD-Carolina has bad run defense and Short is a big body that can start as a rookie . If this guy played hard every down he would have been a top 15 pick .It wouldn't shock me if he was gone by this point

45.SD-CHRIS HARPER-WR-KAN.ST-NFL COMP-ANQUAN BOLDIN-BALT-Give Phillip Rivers a steady receiver for years to come.This guy is physcial , runs good routesm has reliable hands, and can even block.

46.STL.-*BARRET JONES-C/G/T/-ALA-NFL COMP-MAX UNGER-SEA-He's an immediate upgrade at LG . .Heck the highly decorated Barrett may even be an upgrade at center too.He can also play every other position on the O-line if it's needed.

47.DALL-JONATHAN CYPRIEN-S-FIU-NFL COMP-RESHAD JONES-MIA- Gerald Sensabaugh is dependable but nothing special at either safety spot. Barry Church is coming off major surgery , even though he did play well before being hurt last season. Last years 4th rounder Matt Johnson couldn't stay healthy. Cyprien will probably be the best safety on their roster as soon as he learns the defense.

48. PITT-AURTHUR BROWN-LB-KAN ST-NFL COMP-JON BEASON-CAR- This is a perect fit. Browns recent weight gain now makes available to 3-4 teams too. He is strong in coverage and is a 3 down LB in either defense. Pairing him with Lawrence Timmons makes them a pair to potentially rival Willis/Bowman and Lee/Carter as the leagues best inside LB duos.

49.NYG-ROBERT ALFORD-CB-SE.LA-NFL COMP-LADARIUS WEBB-BALT- The giants lose defensive backs like a little kid with marbles. Almost every DB on the NYG roster is coming off injury, a possible cap casulaty,  is in some state of free agency, or some combination thereof.


50.CHI-TERRON ARMSTEAD-OT-ARK.PB-NFL COMP-TYRON SMITH-DALL-I expect them to acquire an O-lineman or 2 in free agency. As of now RT Gabe Carimi fits better inside at guard. Along with Lane Johnson Armstead took the combine by storm. The fact that he also showed good play on the field on tape, then at the east/west game, and even held his own at the senior bowl makes me believe he could go even higher. He looks and moves like a giant TE. WIth a year or 2 in an NFL weight room and with NFL coaching he could easily be a Pro Bowl blindside protector.

51.WASH-MENELIK WATSON-OT-FLA-ST.-NFL COMP-JASON PETERS-PHIL-Watson is a raw elite athlete. If he wants it he can be a starter at right tackle or inside at guard very soon, but I wouldn't gamble on someone with this little playing experience before now.

 52.MINN-.DEANDRE HOPKINS-WR-CLEM-NFL COMP-PIERRE GARCON-WASH- They need anyone who can take attention away from Adrian. Percy Harvin is probably going to to be traded unless he has an attitude adjustment, and with his injury and attitude history they should get what they can now anyway. Even if they keep Harvin they desperately need more playmakers.

53.CINC-.*GEOVANI BERNARD-RB-N.CAR-NFL COMP-CJ SPILLER-BUFF- Another speedy playmaker to open up the offense. The law firm of BJGE is an inside grinder , but he's not much of a threat to bust a long one, or help out in the passing game. Bernard gives them what he can't.

54.MIA(indy)-DAVID AMERSON-S/CB-N.-CAR ST.-ANTONIO CROMARTIE-JETSThe fins need help at saftey and CB. They also prefer big CB's which Amerson certainly is. If you watch his 2011 tape he's a top 10 pick as a corner. After spending this year trying to jump routes to break the interception receord I am not sure what he is now. Last season he looked like a safety. at # 54 he's worth the risk and might be able to help you at both positions. He lit up the combine so don't be surprised if he goes higher.

55.GB-JOHN JENKINS-DT-GA-NFL COMP-JAMALL WILLIAMS-(ret)-To run the 3-4 you need a NT and they don't have a good one, becaue Raji ususally plays end for some reason .Jenkins is huge and super talented.

56.SEA-KHASEEM GREENE-OLB-RUTG-NFL COMP-THOMAS DAVIS-CAR-Leroy Hill's recent arrest probably make sany decison bout bringing him back easy.This former safety has the coverage chops and smarts needed for Pete Carrols defense.

57.HOU-SIO MOORE-LB-UCONN-NFL COMP-JEROD MAYO-NE-When Brian Cushing was lost their defense was greatly reduced. They need another guy who can man QB the middle of the defense if Cushing  isn't ready ,or goes down again. Moore has the athletcism and toughness to play inside in either front. He can also play two outta three LB spots in the 4-3 .

58.DENV-AKEEM SPENCE-DT-ILL-NFL COMP-KYLE WILLIAMS-BUFF-Both starting DT's will be over 30 when the season starts. The more film we watch on Spence the more he grows on us. Add a good combine in the mix and we think he's off the board in the second round.

59.NE-#JORDAN POYER-CB-ORE ST. -NFL COMP-CORTLAND FINNEGAN-RAMS-Despite a string of high draft picks NE always seems in need of a CB .They even traded for Aqib Talib late in the season.

60.ATL-GAVIN ESCOBAR-TE-SD ST-NFL COMP-SCOTT CHANDLER-BUFF-Even if Tony Gonzalez returns it's probably only for 1 year. Escobar has been the drafts late riser and his upside is huge. Despite hsi size he isn't much as a blocker just yet, but neither was Gonzalez when he was first drafted.

61.SF-MARKUS WHEATON-WR-ORE.ST-NFL COMP-STEVE SMITH-CAR- Last years 1rst rounder AJ Jenkins was drafted for his speed but didn't do damm near anything. Randy Moss was brought out of retirement to stretch the field. Tedd Ginn isn't anything but a returner for them and he may not even be back. Wheaton can both stretch the field and help out in the return game.

62.BALT-MANTI TEO-ILB-N.DAME-NFL COMP-STEPHEN TULLOCH-DET- The freefall finally ends and he will probbaly end up being the steal of the whole damm draft.This is the best place for Manti . He needs a locker room that will build him up, support him, and have his back against all comers. It looked like his confidence was shot in the National championship game, and since we now know he found out the truth that would explain his bad play. Before that he was worth a top 20 pick off his play on the field this season.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

2013 NFL DRAFT TOP 200-Pre Combine

The biggest post season ALL-STAR games have been played. Everybody should now be gearing up for the combine. Some senior players who either declined to play in the senior bowl , or who couldn't make it due to injury will have dropped. Some other guys who have played in either the senior bowl,east/west shrine , or NFLPA all star games will have seen their stock adjust.Through no fault of their own some juniors who are inelible for those games will drop a little.We are finally done catching up on watching more tape on some guys we didn't expect to be in the draft. Some guys will already have risen/dropped if we have gotten to them because of it. Others drop only because some seniors have done some good things in the all-star games. Thanks to a lot of possible 1rst round picks surprisingly staying in school this draft is the weakest in years at the top ,and in players we grade as 1rst round picks as a whole, but there is some strong depth throughout. With the new CBA in place expect to see draft picks being more valuable and teams willing to take more risk high up considering the financial risk isn't anywhere near as big as it used to be. Next to each player is the NFL player we feel they will most resemble in their prime if they are a hit. The comp is for on the field play only ,and the higher they are ranked the more likely we think they will reach that comparison. There is no clear cut #1 and we don't think there is a chance of a guard going #1 . Warmack is just the only absolutely clear dominant player in this draft.THIS ISN'T A MOCK DRAFT. It is how we have the players ranked right now.

* Is for a player with possible injury issues.
#Is for a player with possible character issues

1.CHANCE WARMACK-G-ALA-NFL COMP-JAHRI EVANS-NO
2.LUKE JOECKEL-OT-TEX A&M-NFL COMP-JOE THOMAS-CLEV
3.STAR LOTULELEI-DT-UTAH-NFL COMP-HALOTI NGATA-BALT
4.ERIC FISHER-OT-C.MICH-NFL COMP-JOE STALEY-SF
5.KENNY VACCARO-S-TEX-NFL COMP-KERRY RHODES-AZ6.
6.DeMARCUS MILLINER-CB-ALA-CHARLES TILLMAN-CHI
7.JOHNATHAN COOPER-G/C-N.CAR-NFL COMP-ANDY LEVITRE-BUFF.
8.DION JORDAN-DE/OLB-ORE-NFL COMP-JEVON JEARSE-(ret)
9.SHELDON RICHARDSON-DT-MOU-NFL COMP-CULLEN JENKINS-PHIL
10.BJOERN WERNER-DE-FLA ST.-NFL COMP-DERRICK MORGAN-TENN.
11.SHARIFF FLOYD-DT/DE-FLA-NFL COMP-MUHAMMAD WILKERSON-JETS
12.TAVON AUSTIN-WR-W.VA-NFL COMP-PERCY HARVIN-MINN
13.*KEENAN ALLEN-WR-CAL-NFL COMP-JORDY NELSON-GB
14.SYLVESTER WILLIAMS-DT-NC-NFL COMP-MARCELL DAREUS-BUF
15.*JARVIS JONES-OLB/DE-GA-NFL COMP-CLAY MATHEWS-GB
16.LANE JOHNSON-OT-OKLA-NFL COMP-NATE SOLDER-COL
17.DATONE JONES T-DE/DT-UCLA-NFL COMP-JUSTIN TUCK.
18.GENO SMITH-QB-W.VA-NFL COMP-WARREN MOON-HOF RET
19.CORDARELLE PATTERSON-WR-TENN-DEZ BRYANT-DALL
20.#ALEC OGLETREE-LB-GA-NFL COMP-LAWRENCE TIMMONS-PITTS
21.EZEKIAL ANSAH-DE-BYU-NFL COMP-JASON PIERRE-PAUL-NYG
22.XAVIER RHODES-CB-FLA ST.-NFL COMP-NnAMDI ASOMUGHA-PHIL
23.*MATT BARKLEY-QB-USC- NFL COMP-ANDY DALTON-CINC
24.DJ FLUKER-OT-ALA-NFL COMP-ANDRE WHITWORTH-CINC
25.TERRANCE WILLIAMS-WR-BAY-NFL COMP-STEVE JOHNSON-BUFF
26.QUINTON PATTON-LA.TECH-NFL COMP-RODDY WHITE-ATL
27.BARKEVIOUS MINGO-DE/OLB-LSU-JASON TAYLOR-(ret)
28.*EDDIE LACY-RB-ALA-NFL COMP-MARSHAWN LYNCH-SEA
29.TYLER EIFERT-TE-N.DAME-NFL COMP-TONY GONZALEZ-ATL
30.JOHNTHAN BANKS-CB-MISS ST-NFL COMP-RICHARD SHERMAN-SEA
31.LARRY WARFORD-G-KY-BOBBIE WILLIAMS-BALT
32.KEVIN MINTER-ILB-LSU-NFL COMP-TAKEO SPIKES-SD
33.DESMOND TRUFANT-CB-NFL COMP-JASON McCOURTY-TENN
34.*TANK CARRADINE-DE/OLB-FLA.ST.-NFL COMP-SIMEON RICE(ret)
35.SAM MONTGOMERY-DE/OLB-LSU-NFL COMP-ANTHONY SPENCER-DALL
36.MANTI TEO-ILB-N.DAME-NFL COMP-STEPHEN TULLOCH-DET
37.JONATHAN CYPRIEN-S-FIU-NFL COMP-RESHAD JONES-MIA
38.ROBERT WOODS-WR-USC -NFL COMP-REGGIE WAYNE-INDY
39.JUSTIN HUNTER-WR-TENN-NFL COMP-SIDNEY RICE-SEA
40.JESSIE WILLIAMS-DT-ALA-NFL COMP-VINCE WILFORK-NE
41.ZACH ERTZ-TE-STAN -NFL COMP-TODD HEAP-AZ
42.EJ MANUEL-QB-FLA-ST-NFL COMP-DONOVAN McNABB-(ret)
43.MATT ELAM-S-FLA-NFL COMP-QUINTIN MIKELL-STL
44.GAVIN ESCOBAR-TE-SD ST-NFL COMP-SCOTT CHANDLER-BUFF
45.KAWANN SHORT-DT-PURDUE-NFL COMP-ANTONIO GARAY-SD
46.RYAN NASSIB-QB-SYR-NFL COMP-STEVE McNAIR (ret)
47.JUSTIN PUGH-G-SYR-NFL COMP-ERIC WINSTON-KC
48.AURTHUR BROWN-LB-KAN ST-NFL COMP-JON BEASON-CAR
49..DEANDRE HOPKINS-WR-CLEM-NFL COMP-PIERRE GARCON-WASH
50.LE'VEON BELL-RB-MICH ST-NFL COMP-MICHAEL BUSH-CHI
51.JAMAR TAYLOR-CB-BOISE ST-NFL COMP-TRAMON WILIAMS-GB
52.JHONATHON HANKINS-DT-OH ST.-KEVIN WILLIAMS-MINN
53.SIO MOORE-LB-UCONN-NFL COMP-JEROD MAYO-NE
54.JOHN JENKINS-DT-GA-NFL COMP-JAMALL WILLIAMS-(ret)
54.ROBERT ALFORD-CB-SE.LA-NFL COMP-LADARIUS WEBB-BALT
55.MENELIK WATSON-OT-FLA-ST.-NFL COMP-JASON PETERS-PHIL
56.BRYAN SCHWENKE-C/G-CAL-NFL COMP-WILL MONTGOMERY-WASH
57.KHASEEM GREENE-OLB-RUTG-NFL COMP-THOMAS DAVIS-CAR
58.DAMONTRE MOORE-DE/OLB-TEX A&M-NFL COMP-JOHN ABRAHAM-ATL
59.TRAVIS FREDERICK-C/G-WISC-NFL COMP-JAKE GROVE-(ret)
60.COREY LEMONIER-DE-OLB-AUB-NFL COMP-ANDRE CARTER-OAK
61.*BARRET JONES-C/G/T/-ALA-NFL COMP-MAX UNGER-SEA
62.BRANDON WILLIAMS-DT-MOU-S-ST-NFL COMP-JOSH PRICE-BRENT-DALL
63.JOHNATHAN FRANKLIN-RB-UCLA-NFL COMP-AHMAD BRADSHAW-NYG
64.#TRAVIS KELCE-TE-CINC-NFL COMP-JASON WITTEN-DALL
65.DAVID AMERSON-S/CB-N.-CAR ST.-ANTONIO CROMARTIE-JETS
66.LOGAN RYAN-CB-RUTG-NFL COMP-RONDE BARBER-TB
67.AARON DOBSON-WR-MAR-NFL COMP-MICHAEL CRABTREE-SF
68.VANCE McDONALD-TE-RICE-NFL COMP-ZACH MILLER-SEA
69.TYLER WILSON-QB-ARK-NFL COMP-TONY ROMO-DALL
70.AKEEM SPENCE-DT-ILL-NFL COMP-KYLE WILLIAMS-BUFF
71.BW WEBB-CT.WILL&MARY-NFL COMP-TRAMON WILLIAMS-GB
72.MARKUS WHEATON-WR-ORE.ST-NFL COMP-STEVE SMITH-CAR
73.*GEOVANI BERNARD-RB-N.CAR-NFL COMP-CJ SPILLER-BUFF
74.DEVIN TAYLOR-DE-S.CAR-NFL COMP-JASON HATCHER-DALL
75.*MARCUS LATTIMORE-RB-S. CAR-FRED JACKSON-BUFF
76.STEDMAN BAILEY-WR-W.VA-NFL COMP-ANTONIO BROWN-PITT
77.#JORDAN POYER-CB-ORE ST. -NFL COMP-CORTLAND FINNEGAN-RAMS
78.*#KIKO ALONSO-LB-ORE-NFL COMP-KARLOS DANSBY-MIA
79.DALLAS THOMAS-G/T-TENN-NFL COMP-TODD HEREMANS-PHIL
80.*PHILLIP THOMAS-S-FRES.ST-NFL COMP-HARRISON SMITH-MINN
81.MARGUS HUNT-DE-SMU -NFL COMP-CALAIS CAMPBELL-AZ
82.JORDAN MILLS-OT-LA-TECH-NFL COMP-ANTHONY DAVIS-SF
83.ANDRE ELLINGTON-RB-CLEM-NFL COMP-LESEAN McCOY-PHIL
84.MONTEE BALL-RB-ORE-NFL COMP-PIERRE THOMAS-NO
85.TERRON ARMSTEAD-OT-ARK.PB-NFL COMP-TYRON SMITH-DALL
86.MARC ANTHONY-CB/S-CAL-NFL COMP-NATHAN VASHER(ret)
87.*CHRIS FAULK-OT-LSU-NFL COMP-ANTHONY DAVIS-SF
88.JORDAN REED-TE-FLA-NFL COMP-AARON HERNANDEZ-NE
89.CHASE THOMAS-LB-STAN-NFL COMP-KAMERON WEMBLEY-TENN
90.#KYLE LONG-G-IOWA-NFL COMP-CLINT BOLING-CINC
91.JJ WILCOX-S/CB-GA.STH-NFL COMP-DEVIN McCOURTY-NE
92.JOSEPH RANDLE-RB-OKLA ST-NFL COMP-JOSEPH ADDAI-FA
93.MARQUISE GOODWIN-WR-TEX-NFL COMP-DESEAN JACKSON-PHIL
94.ERIC REID-S/LB-LSU-NFL COMP-KENNY PHILLIPS-NYG
95.*BRENNAN WILLIAMS-OT-NC-NFL COMP-DONALD PENN-TB
96.ALEX OKAFOR-DE/OLB-TEX-NFL COMP-MARK ANDERON-BUFF
97.DJ SWEARINGER-S-S.CAR-NFL COMP-TJ WARD-CLEV
98.BLIDI WREH-CB/S-WILSON-NFL COMP-TERREL THOMAS-NYG
99.BENNIE LOGAN-DT-LSU-NFL COMP-JURELL CASEY-TENN
100.DAVID QUISENBERRY-T/G-SJSU-NFL COMP-HARVEY DAHL-RAMS
101.KEVIN REDDICK-ILB-NC-NFL COMP-DESMOND BISHOP-GB
102.STEPHON TAYLOR-RB-STAN-NFL COMP-DOUG MARTIN-TB
103.DARIUS SLAY-CB-MISS ST-NFL COMP-DOMINIQUE RODGERS-CROMARTIE-PHIL
104.ZAVIAR GOODEN-OLB.-MOU-NFL COMP-WESLEY WOODYARD-DEN
105.CHRIS HARPER-WR-KAN.ST-NFL COMP-ANQUAN BOLDIN-BALT
106.LEON McFADDEN-CB-SD/ST-NFL COMP-TERRENCE NEWMAN-CINC
107.*BRANDON JENKINS-DE/OLB-FLA ST-NFL COMP-ALDON SMITH-SF
107.BRIAN WINTERS-G/T-KENT ST-NFL COMP-LOGAN MANKINS-NE
108.MIKE GILLISLEE-RB-FLA-NFL COMP-BEN TATE-HOU
109.*JELANI JENKINS-OLB-FLA-NFL COMP-SEAN WEATHERSPOON-ATL
110.MIKE GLENNON-QB-NC ST.-NFL COMP-DREW BLEDSOE-RET
111.DAVID BAKHTIARI-OT-COL-NFL COMP-JORDAN GROSS-CAR
112.#ARMONTY BRYANT-DE-EC OKLA-NFL COMP-TAMBA HALI-KC
113.*#DION SIMS-TE-MICH ST-NFL COMP-ALGEA CRUMPLER-(ret)
114.MICHAEL BUCHANAN-DE-ILL-NFL COMP-MANNY LAWSON-CINC
115.ODAY OBOUSHI-T/G-VA-NFL COMP-WILLIE COLON-PITT
116.#DUKE WILLIAMS-S-NEV-NFL COMP-MICHEAL HUFF-OAK
117.*KNILE DAVIS-RB-ARK-NFL COMP-DARREN McFADDEN-OAK
118.*#CHRISTINE MICHAEL-RB-TEX A&M-NFL COMP-RYAN MATHEWS-SD
119.WILL DAVIS-CB/S-UT.ST-NFL COMP-DEVIN McCOURTY-NE
120.COBI HAMILTON-WR-ARK-NFL COMP-JAMES JONES-GB
121.JOHN SIMON-DE-OH ST-NFL COMP-DARYL TAPP-PHIL
122.#TONY JEFFERSON-S-OKLA-REGGIE NELSON-CINC
123.AARON MELLETTE-WR-ELON-NFL COMP-MUHSIN MUHAMMAD-(ret)
124.SEAN PORTER-LB-TEX A&M-NFL COMP-LEROY HILL-SEA
125 .ALVIN BAILEY-G-ARK-NFL COMP-JUSTIN BLAYLOCK-ATL
126.JOHUA EVANS-S-FLA-NFL COMP-GEORGE WILSON-BUFF
127.GARRET GILKEY-G-CHAD ST-NFL COMP-WADE SMITH-HOU
128.#DA'RICK ROGERS-WR-TENN-NFL COMP-BRANDON MARSHALL-CHI
129.SHAWN WILLIAMS-S-GA-NFL COMP-NICK COLLINS-(ret)
130.*MATT SUMMERS-GAVIN-G/T-CAL-JON ASAMOAH-KC
131.JAMIE COLLINS-OLB-S.MISS-NFL COMP-BRIAN ORAPKO-WASH
132.JOSEPH FAURIA-TE-UCLA-NFL COMP-SCOTT CHANDLER-BUFF
133.ZAC DYSERT-QB-MIA(oh)-NFL COMP-MATT HASSLEBECK-SEA
134.JOHNNY ADAMS-MICH ST-NFL COMP-LEON HALL-CINC
135.MIKE CATAPANO-DE-PRINC-NFL COMP-OSI UMENYIORA-NYG
136.LANDRY JONES-QB-OKLA-NFL COMP-PHILLIP RIVERS-SD
137.TREVARDO WILLIAMS-UCONN-OLB/DE-NFL COMP-ELVIS DUMERVIL-DENV
138.MELVIN WHITE-S/CB-LA LAF-NFL COMP-MICHAEL GRIFFIN-TENN
139.ACE SANDERS-WR-S.CAR-NFL COMP-SANTANA MOSS-WASH
140.#KENNY STILLS-WR-OKLA-NFL COMP-JEREMY MACLIN-PHIL
141.*LEVINE TOILOLO-TE-STAN-NFL COMP-MERCEDES LEWIS-JAX
141.MICHAEL WILLIAMS-ALA-TE-NFL COMP-JIM KLEINSASSER-MINN-(ret)
142.SHAMARKO THOMAS-S-SYR-NFL COMP-BOB SANDERS-(ret)
143.ZEKE MOTTA-S/LB-N.DAME-NFL COMP-BERNARD POLLARD-BALT
144.KENJON BARNER-RB-ORE-NFL COMP-LEON WASHINGTON-SEA
145.JAWAN JAMISON-RB-RUTG-NFL COMP-WARRICK DUNN(ret)
146.#TYLER BRAY-QB-TENN-NFL COMP-JOE FLACCO-BALT
147.DENNIS JOHNSON-RB-ARK-NFL COMP- FELIX JONES-DALL
148.*QUANTERAS SMITH-DE-W KY-NFL COMP-DeMARCUS WARE-DALL
149.*CHRIS GRAGG-TE-ARK-NFL COMP-DALLAS CLARK-TB
150.DEVONTE HOLLOMAN-LB-S.CAR-NFL COMP-NICK BARNETT-BUFF
151.MANASE FOKETI-T/G-W.TEX A&M-NFL COMP-VERNON CAREY-MIA
152.CORNELIUS WASHINGTON-LB/DE-GA-NFL COMP-JUSTIN HOUSTON-KC
153.CORY GRISSOM-DT-S.FLA-NFL COMP-AUBRAYO FRANKLIN-SD
154.DEVONTE CHRISTOPHER-WR-UTAH-NFL COMP-JACOBY JONES-BALT
155.*HERMAN LATHERS-OLB-TENN-NFL COMP-BRIAN ROLLE-PHIL
156.DC JEFFERSON-TE-RUTG-NFL COMP-MATT SPAETH-CHI
157.MALLICAIAH GOODMAN-DE-CLEM-NFLCOMP-CAMERON HEYWARD-PITT
158.EARL WATFORD-G-JA MAD-NFL COMP-NATE LIVINGS-DALL
159.AJ KLEIN-LB-IA ST-NFL COMP-KELVIN SHEPPARD-BUFF
160.#BACARRI RAMBO-S-GA-FL COMP-LARON LANDRY-NYJ
161.GERALD HODGES-LB-PENN ST-NFL COMP-DEANDRE LEVY-DET
162.SEAN RENFREE-QB-DUKE-NFL COMP-ELI MANNING-NYG
163.COREY FULLER-WR-VA TECH-NFL COMP-LAURENT R0BINSON-JAX
164.NICO JOHNSON-LB-ALA-NFL COMP-BRADIE JAMES-HOU
165.WILLIAM GHOLSTON-DE-MICH ST-MICHAEL JOHNSON-CINC
166.KWAME GEATHERS-NT-GA-NFL COMP-TERENCE CODY-BALT
167.DENARD ROBINSON-ATH-MICH-NFL COMP-JOSH CRIBBS-CLEV
168.TOMMY BOHANON-FB-W.FOR-NFL COMP-MARCELL REESE-OAK
169.RICKY WAGNER-OL-WISC-NFL COMP-DAVID STEWART-TENN
170.VINCE WILIAMS-ILB-FLA ST-NFL COMP-BRANDON SPIKES-NE
171.JOSH BOYCE-WR-TCU-NFL COMP-ANDRE ROBERTS -AZ
172.BRANDON MAGEE-OLB-AZ AT-NFL COMP-KALUKA MAIAVA-CLEV
173.LAVAR EDWARDS-DE-LSU-NFL COMP-EVERSON GRIFFEN-MINN
174.RYAN SWOPE-WR-TEX A&M-NFL COMP-BRIAN HARTLINE-MIA
175.LAMAR MADY-OL-YT ST-NFL COMP-BRANDON MOORE-NYJ
175.#MICHAEL MAUTI-OLB-PENN ST-NFL COMP-DAN CONNOR-DALL
176.DAVID BASS-DE-MISS WE-NFL COMP-CHRIS LONG-RAMS
177.MICHAEL RIVERA-TE-TENN-NFL COMP-OWEN DANIELS-HOU
178.THAROLD SIMON-CB-LSU-NFL COMP-SEAN SMITH-MIA
178.*RAY GRAHAM-RB-PITT-NFL COMP-CHESTER TAYLOR-(ret)
179.LUKE MARQUARDT-OT-AZ PAC-NFL COMP-JARED VELDHEER-OAK
180.TJ McDONALD-S-USC-NFL COMP-NATE ALLEN-PHIL
181.RYAN LACY-CB-UTAH-NFL COMP-CAPTAIN MUNNERLYN-CAR
182.JORDAN HILL-DT-PENN ST-NFL COMP-DEREK LANDRI-PHIL
183.DWAYNE GRATZ-CB-UCONN-NFL COMP-NATE CLEMENTS-CINC
184.#HUGH THORNTON-G-ILL-NFL COMP-WILLIE COLON-PITT
185.TOM WORT-LB-OKLA-NFL COMP-ERNIE SIMS-DALL
185.MONTORI HUGHES-DT-TENN MART-NFL COMP-TERRENCE KNIGHTON-JAX
186.ERIC HERMAN-G-OHIO-NFL COMP-UCHE NWANERI-JAX
187.JON BOSTIC-LB-FLA-NFL COMP-CURTIS LOFTON-NO
188.UZOMA NWACHUCKWU-WR-TEX A&M-NFL COMP-DONNY AVERY-INDY
189.JEFF BACA-OL-UCLA-NFL COMP-DONALD THOMAS-NE
190.TONY WHITE-NT-MICH ST-NFL COMP-AHTYBA RUBIN-CLEV
191.LAMARCUS JOYNER-S-FLA ST-NFL COMP-DONTE WHITNER-SF
192..TJ BARNES-NT-GA TECH-NFL COMP-KRIS JENKINS-RET
193.MARK HARRISON-WR-RUTG-NFL COMP-MARQUES COLSTON-NO
193.#CIERRE WOOD-RB-N.DAME-NFL COMP-RYAN GRANT-GB
194.#TYRANN MATHIEU-CB/S-LSU-NFL COMP-DANIEL MANNING-HOU
195.TJ JOHNSON-C-S.CAR-NFL COMP- JONATHAN GOODWIN-SF-
196.WILLIAM CAMPBELL-DT/DE-MICH-NFL COMP-VONNIE HOLIDAY-AZ
197.ZAC STACY-RB-VANDY-NFL COMP-EARNEST GRAHAM-(ret)
198.NICK KASA-TE-COL-NFL COMP-BRANDON PETTIGREW-DET
199.*WILL PERICAK-DT/DE-COL-NFL COMP-MIKE DEVITO-NYJ
200.BRANDON McGEE-CB-MIA-NFL COMP-VONTAE DAVIS-INDY
201.TYRONE GOARD-WR-E.KY-NFL COMP-MALCOLM FLOYD-SD
201.ROBBIE ROUSE-RB-FRES ST-NFL COMP-LAROD STEPHENS-HOWLING-AZ
202.MATT SCOTT-QB-AZ-NFL COMP-JAKE PLUMMER-(ret)
203.*DJ HAYDEN-CB-HOU-NFL COMP-CHAMP BAILEY-DENV


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

2013 NFL MOCK DRAFT 5.0 -pre combine

All the post season ALL-STAR games have been played ,or more importantly the practices are done. Everybody should now be geared up for the combine.Some senior players who either declined to play in the senior bowl , or who couldn't make it due to injury will have dropped. Some other guys who have played in either the senior bowl,east/west shrine , or NFLPA all star games will have seen their stock adjust.Through no fault of their own some juniors who are ineligible for those games will drop a little. We have mostly caught up on watching more tape on some guys we didn't expect to be in the draft. Some guys will already have risen/dropped if we have gotten to more of their tape because of it. Others drop only because some seniors have done some good things in the all-star games. Thanks to a lot of possible high 1rst round picks surprisingly staying in school this draft is the weakest in years at the top ,but ended up strong in players we grade as 1rst round picks as a whole and depth throughout. There is some strong depth throughout it thanks to a record number of underclassmen . With the new CBA in place expect to see draft picks being more valuable and teams willing to take more risk high up considering the financial risk isn't anywhere near as big as it used to be. Next to each player is the NFL player we feel they will most resemble in their prime if they are a hit. The comp is for on the field play only ,and the higher they are ranked the more likely we think they will reach that comparison. All the films been watched. Players medical testing and how people with character issues come off to teams are more important than anything that happens at the underwear olympics . Also keeep an eye on who is and isn't in shape. Barring an injury in training a guy who shows up out of shape sets a bad precedent for his work ethic. Guys who were always lazy showing up in tip top shape are also a concern. Like players who underperfomed throughout their careers suddenly reaching their potential in a contract year I just don't trust those guys. These type of things are likely to affect a players draft stock with us more than anything else now.

* Is for a player with possible injury issues.
#Is for a player with possible character or off the field issues

1.KC-GENO SMITH-QB-W.VA-NFL COMP-WARREN MOON-HOF RET.-Ignore the RG3 comparisons. He's not that type of an athlete. He is a good athlete for a QB though, but not the elite runner that Griffin is. He's mobile but always is looking to throw first. Not an elite franchise QB prospect like Luck or RG3 ,but the best in this class. If your KC or AZ he's a lot better than what you have. Considering the strength of KC's O-line , and with Smith's current lack of pocket awareness he needs a good one,he could have a great rookie year if he is lucky enough to end up there. Strong arm ,good accuracy when he's set, and clean off the field. Needs work on mechanics ,handling the blitz,and adjustments right now. Also needs to add weight and learn a pro system.As long as he is at least 6"2" and 220 lbs when he's measured this makes sense, and we think he's taller now, and will add the weight by then. The hiring of QB guru Andy Reid makes it even more likely.If no QB separates himself and a team badly wants Joeckel. then a trade back is in play. They won't get a RG3 type haul for a OT though.If they don't pony up and pay Branden Albert to return at LT then Joeckel or Star probably go here.

2.JAX-STAR LOTULELEI-DT-UTAH-NFL COMP-HALOTI NGATA-BALT-Thier run defense up the middle is bad right now and this guy clogs the middle by just breathing . They have Mincey and Babin on the outside now, and I doubt they have given up on Andre Branch(last years second round pick) already,so that should improve their outside pass rush . Star can also push the pocket and improve the overall rush as well.

3.OAK-BJOERN WERNER-DE-FLA ST.-NFL COMP-DERRICK MORGAN-TENN-Pass rush is a weakness especially on the outside where they have some DT size guys coming off the edge.He has a high floor and the new raider regime needs that.More than any other team in this draft they are likely to move back if the chance to acquire more picks and fill more needs comes up.

4.PHIL-LUKE JOECKEL-OT-TEX A&M-NFL COMP-JOE THOMAS-CLEV-A massive amount of O-line injuries wrecked their season last year. Peters will be back and they can move Hereman back inside if they can get someone else on the outside.They need a CB too, so Milliner is a possibility. DRC is a free agent and Nnamdi is way overpaid for what he has done there.

5.DET-DeMARCUS MILLINER-CB-ALA-CHARLES TILLMAN-CHI-They have had crappy CB play for years and only improved one side last year with Chris Houston,who is now a free agent . If the coach and GM want to keep their jobs they should get CB help right now.

6.CLEV-*JARVIS JONES-OLB/DE-GA-NFL COMP-CLAY MATHEWS-GB- Jaball Sheard regressed as a pass rusher last year and Juqua Parker is near the End. While I feel Jones is a better fit as a 3-4 OLB the browns may put him in a Von Miller type role although he hasn't shown the same discipline or work ethic as Miller.He is clearly the draft best outside pass rusher right now. His medical check for spinal stenosis is crucial . He could go as high as # 2 if he isn't getting worse.

7.AZ-ERIC FISHER-OT-C.MICH-NFL COMP-JOE STALEY-SF-With an O-line that was bad in a biblical way last season and no QB worth the pick, the top rated OT available when they pick should be a lock. He will not only be their best lineman when he shows up ,but would also allow the returning from injury Levi Brown to move inside where he belongs.That improves 2 positions. If a QB seperates himself thats a possibilty, but I pity that poor bastard unless the O-line is fixed. On the bright side Bobbie Massie and Nate Potter got valuable experience last year and the second half of the season Massie was a top tier RT.

8.BUFF-DION JORDAN-DE/OLB-ORE-NFL COMP-JEVON JEARSE-RET-Mark Anderson was hurt a lot this season. Add a young edge rusher to a healthy Williams bros & Dareus and they might have the leagues best front four ,with a perfect blend of youth and veterans up front.

9.JETS-KENNY VACCARO-S-TEX-NFL COMP-KERRY RHODES-AZ-Laron Landry is a free agent and injury prone. This guy can play either safety spot and inject some youth into their secondary.The jets play so much man that safety play is essential and Vaccaro covers the slot better than most corners.

10-TENN-CHANCE WARMACK-G-ALA-NFL COMP-JAHRI EVANS-NO-None of the 3 guards who started for them played well last year. With this draft having so few players who are elite at their position, a guard in the top 10 won't shock us at all. Trading down or going after a CB or edge rusher are also viable options but the best player in the draft at # 10 is a bsrgain, even f he's a guard.

11.SD-LANE JOHNSON-OT-OKLA-NFL COMP-NATE SOLDER-COL-Another BAD O-line . 2 years ago the left side of their line was elite with Dielman and McNeil. 2 injury retirements later and Phillip Rivers is a wreck. This guy is an athlete. He started juco ball as a QB but kept growing. Then he was a TE and DE. Finally settled in as a RT as junior at OKLA, and LT as senior. Might be a small reach ,but this isn't a strong draft, he has more upside than Joeckel & Fisher, and they are desperate on the left side. Hopefully their new front office go after will go after any and all free agents.

12.MIAMI-.*KEENAN ALLEN-WR-CAL-NFL COMP-JORDY NELSON-GB-They need a number one WR. This guy looked great even with bad QB play and constant double teams. It also allows Hartline to be a possesion receiver and makes Tannehill's life easier.

13.TB-XAVIER RHODES-CB-FLA ST.-NFL COMP-NnAMDI ASOMUGHA-PHIL-Definitely a bit high right now but they traded their best CB last year and they need another big corner now. Rather than reach the might go DT or trade back.

14.CAR-SHARIFF FLOYD-DT/DE-FLA-NFL COMP-MUHAMMAD WILKERSON-JETS-Carolina not only has bad run defense , but also needs leadership and toughness up the gut. Floyd is flying up draft boards and will improve the run & pass defense, in addition to providing flexibility all along the D-line.

15.NO-SHELDON RICHARDSON-DT-MOU-NFL COMP-CULLEN JENKINS-PHIL-The saints interior pass rush needs some work and heretofore underperforming Sedrick Ellis is a FA to boot. This is the drafts best proven interior pass rusher and he is from a local school .With the move to a 3-4 he could be a long term bookend to go with Cam Jordan. A NT could also be in the mix.

16.STL-CORDARELLE PATTERSON-WR-TENN-DEZ BRYANT-DALL-The rams have a lot of young WR talent. and claiming Titus Young and his attitude didn't help much, as they just cut him. However Amendola is the only one with any polish. He's also a FA, and he is often injured. Patterson is polished , fearless, can stretch the field, and will give Bradford a reliable target.

17.PITT-DAMONTRE MOORE-DE/OLB-TEX A&M-NFL COMP-JOHN ABRAHAM-ATL- James Harrison is 34 , has a big salary, and has been injured a lot recently. Lamar Woodley wasn't too hot last year either. So we are giving them a edge rusher with a lot of potential. Also Larry Foote was a liabilty last season so a ILB is a possibilty. Ogletree or Te'o have the talent to warrant this pick and would give them another 3 down LB to go with Timmons, and add some youth and speed to an aging defense. Both have off the field problems though.Ogletree has been suspended and just had a DUI. Manti Te'o is out because he needs a veteran locker room to build up and support him after the hole hoax thing, and there has been recent talk of Pittsburgs once heralded locker room fracturing last season.

18.-JOHNATHAN COOPER-G/C-N.CAR-NFL COMP-ANDY LEVITRE-BUFF-The right side of the Dallas O-line needs an upgrade. There are no tackles worth this pick left in this scenario,so how about a plug an play guard? Cooper is more of a LG, but Nate Livings is a better fit on that side anyway.Coop can also play center in a pinch. I am sure Dallas fans are sick of seeing Romo run for his life, this guy could help immediately. It's safe to say Lane Johnson would be in play if he fell here.

19.NYG-NYG-BARKEVIOUS MINGO-DE/OLB-LSU-NFL COMP-JASON TAYLOR-(ret)-GM Jerry Reese is known for taking the best player available, or guys with big upside , and in this case it fits a need. The Osi and Tuck era has likely come to an end. JPP can handle one side, but unless they move Kiwanuka down to the line they are short a starting DE. Pass rush was the main reason they won 2 superbowls in 4 years and I am sure they know it.

20.CHI-#ALEC OGLETREE-LB-GA-NFL COMP-LAWRENCE TIMMONS-PITTS-Urlacher and Briggs are long in the tooth. With there being no O-lineman worth this pick right now, they take a great player at a position of need. Unless some other young O-lineman shows well in the pre-draft process expect him to be considered.If not for off the field problems, including a DUI this week, Ogletree would be a slam dunk top 10 pick.

21.CINC-CINC-TAVON AUSTIN-WR-W.VA-NFL COMP-PERCY HARVIN-MINN-This mans lightning in a bottle on the field. Running, catching, and returning are all in the toolbox. Explosive and would take some pressure of Dalton to Green.If a RB blows up the pre-draft process that is also a possibility.

22.RAMS-DJ FLUKER-OT-ALA-NFL COMP-ANDRE WHITWORTH-CINC- We are betting Fluker shows up healthy and slimmed down at the combine. He has elite measurements and if he can improve his quickness a little he can at least cover right tackle this year and allow them to franchise Roger Saffold and see if he earns a bigger deal , or negotiates in a manner that reflects what he has done so far. They could easily address this in free agency as well.

23.MINN- QUINTON PATTON-LA.TECH-NFL COMP-RODDY WHITE-ATL - They need anyone who can take attention away from Adrian. Percy Harvin is probably going to to be traded unless he has an attitude adjustment, and with his injury and attitude history they should get what they can now anyway. This guy can run block too and you need that on this team.

24.INDY-DESMOND TRUFANT-CB-NFL COMP-JASON McCOURTY-TENN-Probably the 3rd best CB after the senior bowl,and they need CB help badly. He was a standout at the senior bowl. If he runs well it's even more likely and need will likely push him up draft boards either way . If a good O-lineman rises ,or one falls who shouldn't that should come first ,but we see them adressing that in free agency. Luck got hit constantly all season.They are a candidiate to trade up for a lineman just in case they don't address it in free agency.

25.SEA-EZEKIAL ANSAH-DE-BYU-NFL COMP-JASON PIERRE-PAUL-NYG-Chris Clemmons is not only 11 years in, but he just hurt his knee . Bruce Irvin is more of an undersized pass rushing specialist, so they need an everydown guy on the outside. Ansah is raw but he is the most gifted D-lineman in the draft. With the frame to play multiple positions.

26.GB-ZACH ERTZ-TE-STAN-NFL COMP- KYLE RUDOLPH-MINN- The ubertalented but usually dissapointing Jermichael Finley will probably be gone this year in free agency. Ertz is consistent as a receiver ,and despite not being a great blocker right now, the effort is there. He is already a much better blocker than Finley will ever be .They need some O-line help, but I don't have any graded high enough yet in this scenario. Both starting OT's will return from injury as well ,so that might fix the problem.

27. HOU-JHONATHON HANKINS-DT-OH ST.-KEVIN WILLIAMS-MINN-Nose tackle is their largest weakness. This guy is big, strong, and fits the bill. He has the talent to go a lot higher but his inconsistent effort makes this a legit possibility. WIth more
foort he could be a 3 down NT.

28.DEN-JOHNTHAN BANKS-CB-MISS ST-NFL COMP-RICHARD SHERMAN-SEA -Champ Bailey is still a good player despite his last game, but he will also be 35 next season. This big corner is likely to test well and who better to learn from than the champ.

29.NE-JUSTIN HUNTER-WR-TENN-NFL COMP-SIDNEY RICE-SEA-Its probably more likely they trade this pick to someone wanting to grab Wilson,Barkley or Glennon late in the first, but they need a young #1 WR who can play outside. They may not pay Welker, but at least they have Eidelman in the slot as a possible replacement. Lloyd is older and not very physical. This guy does everything well and he can stretch the field.Before injuries happned thIS guy was considered a top 10 pick.

30.ATL-DATONE JONES T-DE/DT-UCLA-NFL COMP-JUSTIN TUCK-John Abraham is 34 on the weak side and Kroy Bierman is nothing special on the strongside as far as Atlantas DE's . Jones also has the versatilty to slide inside to tackle on obvious passing downs. tonyGonzalez is saying he is probably done and if retires,Tyler Eifert can slide right in and give similiar production right away ,If he comes back the best available edge rusher is a good fit.

31.SF-SYLVESTER WILLIAMS-DT-NC-NFL COMP-MARCELL DAREUS-BUF-Not a lot of needs with the 49ers, but this fills one. Thier elite D-line is aging and Issac Sopoaga hit the wall last season, so Jessie Williams might also be a possibility. With the age of Smith and Mcdonald ,and Smith's tricep injury , this is more likely as he can play more spots on the D-line.

32.BALT-MANTI TEO-ILB-N.DAME-NFL COMP-STEPHEN TULLOCH-DET- This is the best place for Manti . He needs a locker room that will build him up, support him, and have his back against all comers. It loooked like his confidence was shot in the National championship game, and since we now know he found out the truth that would explain his bad play. Before that he was worth a top 15 pick off his play on the field this season.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

2013 NFL MOCK DRAFT 4.0

All the post season ALL-STAR games have been played ,or more importantly the practices are done. Everybody should now be gearing up for the combine. Some senior players who either declined to play in the senior bowl , or who couldn't make it due to injury will have dropped. Some other guys who have played in either the senior bowl,east/west shrine , or NFLPA all star games will have seen their stock adjust.Through no fault of their own some juniors who are ineligible for those games will drop a little. We have mostly caught up on watching more tape on some guys we didn't expect to be in the draft. Some guys will already have risen/dropped if we have gotten to more of their tape because of it. Others drop only because some seniors have done some good things in the all-star games. Thanks to a lot of possible high 1rst round picks surprisingly staying in school this draft is the weakest in years at the top ,and in players we grade as 1rst round picks as a whole. There is some strong depth throughout it thanks to a record number of underclassmen . With the new CBA in place expect to see draft picks being more valuable and teams willing to take more risk high up considering the financial risk isn't anywhere near as big as it used to be. Next to each player is the NFL player we feel they will most resemble in their prime if they are a hit. The comp is for on the field play only ,and the higher they are ranked the more likely we think they will reach that comparison.

* Is for a player with possible injury issues.
#Is for a player with possible character issues

1.KC-GENO SMITH-QB-W.VA-NFL COMP-WARREN MOON-HOF RET.-Ignore the RG3 comparisons. He's not that type of an athlete. He is a good athlete for a QB though, but not the elite runner that Griffin is. He's mobile but always is looking to throw first. Not an elite franchise QB prospect like Luck or RG3 ,but the best in this class. If your KC or AZ he's a lot better than what you have. Considering the strength of KC's O-line , and with Smith's current lack of pocket awareness he needs a good one,he could have a great rookie year if he is lucky enough to end up there. Strong arm ,good accuracy when he's set, and clean off the field. Needs work on mechanics ,handling the blitz,and adjustments right now. Also needs to add weight and learn a pro system.As long as he is at least 6"2" and 220 lbs when he's measured this makes sense, and we think he's taller now, and will add the weight by then. The hiring of QB guru Andy Reid makes it even more likely.If no QB separates himself and a team badly wants Joeckel. then a trade back is in play. They won't get a RG3 type haul for a OT though.If they don't pony up and pay Branden Albert to return at LT then Joeckel's a lock.

2.JAX-STAR LOTULELEI-DT-UTAH-NFL COMP-HALOTI NGATA-BALT-Thier run defense up the middle is bad right now and this guy clogs the middle by just breathing . They have Mincey and Babin on the outside now, and I doubt they have given up on Andre Branch(last years second round pick) already,so that should improve their outside pass rush . Star can also push the pocket and improve the overall rush as well.

3.OAK-BJOERN WERNER-DE-FLA ST.-NFL COMP-DERRICK MORGAN-TENN-Pass rush is a weakness especially on the outside where they have some DT size guys coming off the edge.He has a high floor and the new raider regime needs that.More than any other team in this draft they are likely to move back if the chance to acquire more picks and fill more needs comes up.

4.PHIL-LUKE JOECKEL-OT-TEX A&M-NFL COMP-JOE THOMAS-CLEV-A massive amount of O-line injuries wrecked their season last year. Peters will be back and they can move Hereman back inside if they can get someone else on the outside.They need a CB too, so Milliner is a possibility. DRC is a free agent and Nnamdi is way overpaid for what he has done there.

5.DET-DeMARCUS MILLINER-CB-ALA-CHARLES TILLMAN-CHI-They have had crappy CB play for years and only improved one side last year with Chris Houston,who is now a free agent . If the coach and GM want to keep their jobs they should get CB help right now.

6.CLEV-JARVIS JONES-OLB/DE-GA-NFL COMP-CLAY MATHEWS-GB- Jaball sheard regressed as a pass rusher last year and Juqua Parker is near the End. While I feel Jones is a better fit as a 3-4 OLB the browns may put him in a Von Miller type role although he hasn't shown the same discipline as Miller.

7.AZ-ERIC FISHER-OT-C.MICH-NFL COMP-JOE STALEY-SF-With an O-line that was bad in a biblical way last season and no QB worth the pick, the top rated OT available when they pick should be a lock. He will not only be their best lineman when he shows up ,but would also allow the returning from injury Levi Brown to move inside where he belongs.That improves 2 positions. If a QB seperates himself thats a possibilty, but I pity that poor bastard unless the O-line is fixed. On the bright side Bobbie Massie and Nate Potter got valuable experience last year.

8.BUFF-DAMONTRE MOORE-DE/OLB-TEX A&M-NFL COMP-JOHN ABRAHAM-ATL-Mark Anderson was hurt a lot this season. Add a young edge rusher to a healthy Williams bros & Dareus and they might have the leagues best front four ,with a perfect blend of youth and veterans up front.

9.JETS-KENNY VACCARO-S-TEX-NFL COMP-KERRY RHODES-AZ-Laron Landry is a free agent and injury prone. This guy can play either safety spot and inject some youth into their secondary.The jets play so much man that safety play is essential.

10-TENN-CHANCE WARMACK-G-ALA-NFL COMP-JAHRI EVANS-NO-None of the 3 guards who started for them played well last year. With this draft having so few players who are elite at their position, a guard in the top 10 won't shock us at all. Trading down or going after a CB or edge rusher are also viable options.

11.SD-LANE JOHNSON-OT-OKLA-NFL COMP-NATE SOLDER-COL-Another BAD O-line . 2 years ago the left side of their line was elite with Dielman and McNeil. 2 injury retirements later and Phillip Rivers is a wreck. This guy is an athlete. He started juco ball as a QB but kept growing. Then he was a TE and DE. Finally settled in as a RT as junior at OKLA, and LT as senior. Might be a small reach ,but this isn't a strong draft, he has more upside than Joeckel & Fisher, and they are desperate on the left side. Hopefully their new front officgo after will  go after any and all free agents.

12.MIAMI-.*KEENAN ALLEN-WR-CAL-NFL COMP-JORDY NELSON-GB-They need a number one WR. This guy looked great even with bad QB play and constant double teams. It also allows Hartline to be a possesion receiver and makes Tannehill's life easier.

13.TB-JOHNTHAN BANKS-CB-MISS ST-NFL COMP-RICHARD SHERMAN-SEA-Definitely a bit high right now but they traded their best CB last year and they need another big corner now. Rather than reach the might go DT or trade back.

14.CAR-SHARIFF FLOYD-DT/DE-FLA-NFL COMP-MUHAMMAD WILKERSON-JETS-Carolina not only has bad run defense , but also needs leadership and toughness up the gut. Floyd is flying up draft boards and will improve the run & pass defense, in addition to providing flexibility all along the D-line.

15.NO-SHELDON RICHARDSON-DT-MOU-NFL COMP-CULLEN JENKINS-PHIL-The saints interior pass rush needs some work and heretofore underperforming Sedrick Ellis is a FA to boot. This is the drafts best proven interior pass rusher and he is from a local school .With the move to a 3-4 he could be a long term bookend to go with Cam Jordan. A NT could also be in the mix.

16.STL-CORDARELLE PATTERSON-WR-TENN-DEZ BRYANT-DALL-The rams have a lot of young WR talent. and claiming Titus Young and his attitude doesn't help much. However Amendola is the only one with any polish. He's also a FA,  and he is often injured. Patterson is polished , fearless, can stretch the field, and will give Bradford a reliable target.

17.PITT-MANTI TEO-ILB-N.DAME-NFL COMP-STEPHEN TULLOCH-DET- Larry Foote was a liabilty last season. Te'o gives them another 3 down LB to go with Timmons, and adds some young leadership to an aging team. He also needs a veteran locker room to build up and support him. Baltimore and Pitt are the best fits, but we can't see him dropping to the champs.This pick is not a hoax!

18.-JOHNATHAN COOPER-G-N.CAR-NFL COMP-ANDY LEVITRE-BUFF-The right side of the Dallas O-line needs an upgrade. There are no tackles worth this pick left in this scenario,so how about a plug an play guard? Cooper is more of a LG, but Nate Livings is a better fit on that side anyway.Coop can also play center in a pinch. I am sure Dallas fans are sick of seeing Romo run for his life, this guy could help immediately. It's safe to say Lane Johnson would be in play if he fell here.

19.NYG-DION JORDAN-DE/OLB-ORE-NFL COMP-JEVON JEARSE-RET-GM Jerry Reese is known for taking the best player available, and in this case it fits a need. The Osi and Tuck era has likely come to an end. JPP can handle one side, but unless they move Kiwanuka down to the line they are short a starting DE. Pass rush was the main reason they won 2 superbowls in 4 years and I am sure they know it.

20.CHI-#ALEC OGLETREE-LB-GA-NFL COMP-LAWRENCE TIMMONS-PITTS-Urlacher and Briggs are long in the tooth. With there being no O-lineman worth this pick right now, they take a great player at a position of need. Unless some other young O-lineman shows well in the pre-draft process expect him to be considered.

21.CINC-CINC-TAVON AUSTIN-WR-W.VA-NFL COMP-PERCY HARVIN-MINN-This mans lightning in a bottle on the field. Running, catching, and returning are all in the toolbox. Explosive and would take some pressure of Dalton to Green.If a RB blows up the pre-draft process that is also a possibility.

22.RAMS-DJ FLUKER-OT-ALA-NFL COMP-ANDRE WHITWORTH-CINC- We are betting Fluker shows up healthy and slimmed down at the combine. He has elite measurements and if he can improve his quickness a little he can at least cover right tackle this year and allow them to franchise Roger Saffold and see if he earns a bigger deal , or negotiates in a manner that reflects what he has done so far. They could easily address this in free agency as well.

23.MINN- QUINTON PATTON-LA.TECH-NFL COMP-RODDY WHITE-ATL - They need anyone who can take attention away from Adrian. Percy Harvin is probably going to to be traded unless he has an attitude adjustment, and with his injury and attitude history they should get what they can now anyway. This guy can run block too and you need that on this team.

24.INDY-DESMOND TRUFANT-CB-NFL COMP-JASON McCOURTY-TENN-Probably the 3rd best CB after the senior bowl,and they need CB help badly. He was a standout at the senior bowl. If he runs well it's even more likely and need will likely push him up draft boards either way . If a good O-lineman rises ,or one falls who shouldn't that should come first ,but we see them adressing that in free agency. Luck got hit constantly all season.They are a candidiate to trade up for a lineman just in case they don't address it in free agency.

25.SEA-EZEKIAL ANSAH-DE-BYU-NFL COMP-JASON PIERRE-PAUL-NYG-Chris Clemmons is not only 11 years in, but he just hurt his knee . Bruce Irvin is more of an undersized pass rushing specialist, so they need an everydown guy on the outside. Ansah is raw but he is the most gifted D-lineman in the draft. With the frame to play multiple positions.

26.GB-ZACH ERTZ-TE-STAN-NFL COMP- KYLE RUDOLPH-MINN- The ubertalented but usually dissapointing Jermichael Finley will probably be gone this year in free agency. Ertz is consistent as a receiver ,and despite not being a great blocker right now, the effort is there. He is already a much better blocker than Finley will ever be .They need some O-line help, but I don't have any graded high enough yet in this scenario. Both starting OT's will return from injury as well ,so that might fix the problem.

27. HOU-JHONATHON HANKINS-DT-OH ST.-KEVIN WILLIAMS-MINN-Nose tackle is their largest weakness. This guy is big, strong, and fits the bill. He has the talent to go a lot higher but his inconsistent effort makes this a legit possibility. WIth more
 foort he could be a 3 down NT.

28.DEN- XAVIER RHODES-CB-FLA ST.-NFL COMP-NnAMDI ASOMUGHA-PHIL-Champ Bailey is still a good player despite his last game, but he will also be 35 next season. This big corner is likely to test well and who better to learn from than the champ.

29.NE-JUSTIN HUNTER-WR-TENN-NFL COMP-SIDNEY RICE-SEA-Its probably more likely they trade this pick to someone wanting to grab Wilson,Barkley or Glennon late in the first, but they need a young #1 WR who can play outside. They may not pay Welker, but at least they have Eidelman in the slot as a possible replacement. Lloyd is older and not very physical. This guy does everything well and he can stretch the field.Before injuries happned thIS guy was considered a top 10 pick.

30.ATL-TYLER EIFERT-TE-N.DAME-NFL COMP-TONY GONZALEZ-ATL-Tony Gonzalez is saying he is probably done. Eifert can slide right in and give similiar production right away. If he comes back  the best available edge rusher is a good fit.

31.SF-SYLVESTER WILLIAMS-DT-NC-NFL COMP-MARCELL DAREUS-BUF-Not a lot of needs with the 49ers, but this fills one. Thier elite D-line is aging and Issac Sopoaga hit the wall last season, so Jessie Williams might also be a possibility. With the age of Smith and Mcdonald ,and Smith's tricep injury , this is more likely as he can play more spots on the D-line.

32.BALT-KEVIN MINTER-ILB-LSU-NFL COMP-TAKEO SPIKES-SD- I am sure Ozzie Newsome would love for Te'o or Ogletree to fall this far and replace the soon to be departing Ray Lewis . I doubt that happens but this guy may be a better fit than either .

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