Monday, May 19, 2014

2015 NFL MOCK DRAFT-5-19-14

The season hasn't even started yet and we are already thinking about 2015 .This here is the most Houdini-like prognisticative effort in the world. Predicting not only a draft but a draft order a year away.My guess right now is it's a Saint vs Broncos Superbowl . We also predict Oakland ,the, Carolina, Jacksonville, and Tennessee will be in the hunt for the #1 pick. 

1.OAK
-MARCUS MARIOTA-QB-OREGON-My guess is GM Reggie McKenzie gets fired despite an excellent draft. They spent too much money and overpaid for too many way past their prime players. They probably should give Derek Carr at least 1 more year at QB to see if he's the guy , but new GM's and coaches are famous for wanting their own guy. So I'm gonna say they trade Carr unless he lights it up late in the season, and take the best QB in the draft. Right now I think that's Mariota.
2.CAR-CEDRICK OGBUEHI-OT-TEXAS A&M-Jordan Gross retiring seems to have caught the Panthers by surprise, and they didn't do much to remedy it in the draft. Their plan to move Byron Bell to the left side smacks of desperation to me. Even a physical specimen like Newton can only take so many hits and I wouldn't be surprised if he gets hurt. At least they made a concerted effort to get him a better(and more reliable and supportive) receiving core. 
3.JAX-RANDY GREGORY-DE/OLB-NEBRASKA-While they drafted pretty well for the long term this year , their choices didn't exactly scream win now.  A project QB in the first round and a injured CB in the 4th makes this season ,less likely to end well.  With those 2 red-shirting ,and the underwhelming Chad Henne manning the ship for at least half the season, this year looks like a lost cause already.
4.TENN-BRETT HUNDLEY-QB-UCLA-Despite his obvious talent Zach Mettenburgers knee/back an inability to avoid off the field troubles made him free fall to the 6th round. With so little an investment in him a new top QB can easily come in to replace Jake Locker if he fails again. 
5.PITT-LEONARD WILLIAMS-DT/DE-USC-Williams is the perfect 3-4 end. Tall. long arms, strong, quick. You name it he's got it. He can rush the passer well enough to be a 3 technique when they go to nickle.. 
6.NYG-SHILIQUE CALHOUN-DE-MICH. ST-Strahan. Tuck, JPP.  Retired, a raider, not the same after back surgery. Nuff said.
7.WASH-VICTOR BEASLEY-OLB/DE-CLEMSON-If Brian Orapko can stay healthy all year the skins probably pay him , but I doubt he does. Beasley was a likely first round pick this year who returned to school. His best fit is a 3-4 OLB even if he puts on another 20 pounds this year. 
8.MIA-JAMEIS WINSTON-QB-FSU-I think Ryan Tannehill can stilL be a franchise QB but I think he goes when Philbin gets fired and the new guy wants his own QB. If Winston can stay out of trouble he can be a great pro QB.
9.CLEV-(buff)-AMARI COOPER-WR-ALA-Even if Josh Gordon comes back his actions have shown that smoking weed is more important to him than football. Can't count on him. Personally I think they should draft 2 receivers in the first 3 rounds just to be safe.
10.DALL-MARIO EDWARDS-DE-FLA.ST-Even if Demarcus Lawrence works out at one end spot the front four pass rush is the key to this defense, and aging/injured Anthony Spencer probably can't be counted on long term. Edwards was the only player I saw give #2 overall pick Greg Robinson trouble in the run game this year. He is a physical specimen that can be the next Bruce Smith if he wants it bad enough, but his motor wasn't always on this year. This team can go 5-11 or 11-5 depending on Romo's(back disc surgery!) health alone.. His over/under is 10 games to me and I'm betting the under right now.
11,.DET-IFO EKPRE OLUMNU-CB-OREGON-The lions keep drsfting corners in the 2nd round and later. This time they make sure and get an elite talent by drafting one first. 
12.HOU-BRANDON SCHERFF-OT-IOWA- Tom Savage? meh. Ryan Fitzpatrick? Nope.  Coach O'brien decides to go with a known commodity by signing free agent Ryan Mallet. However Mallett is a statue in the pocket. Maybe watching Brady move around in it has helped him some, but he will never be elusive or mobile.. The weakest link on the Texans on O-line right now is right tackle, and Scherff can help fix that.  
13.ATL-DANTE FOWLER-DE/OLB-FLORIDA-Despite it being the second largest need on their team the Falcons waited until the 4th round to draft an edge rusher. 
14.SD-PJ WILLIAMS-CB-FLA-ST-After drafting Jason Verret the chargers now have 2 for sure good players in the secondary. Even if somebody else steps up here at least one more corner is needed in today's pass happy NFL.
15.TB-CAMERON ERVING-OT-FLA.ST-Maybe Anthony Colins will surprise me and be a franchise left tackle, but I doubt it.
16.NYJ-TODD GURLEY-RB-GEORGIA-Remember when the ground and pound jets were making the AFC championship despite a crappy QB? A bruising running game was the key just as much as the defense. 
17.CLEV-TRE JACKSON-G-FLA.ST-Keep bolstering that interior line so Manziel has a pocket to step up into. 
18.CHI-MICHAEL BENNET-DT-OHIO.ST-The best 3 technique in the 2015 draft to anchor the bears Tamp 2 defense.
19.KC-BRYCE PETTY-QB-BAYLOR-Either Alex Smith takes less money or Andy Reid will replace him. Undersized & smart 5th rounder Aaron Murray looks more like a great backup to me, but in this west coast offense he does have a chance.
20.MINN-DENZEL PERYMAN-LB-MIA-A 3 down middle linebacker with a high football IQ is the missing component to this defense. 
21.AZ-MELVIN GORDON-RB-WISCONSIN-A complete every down back that can take a full load of carries that I doubt Andre Ellington can. Gordon can take it the house and is a surprisingly physical runner for his build. He hasn't shown much as a receiver or in pass pro yet, but I imagine he could do some serious damage if he caught the ball in an open space,
22.BALT-DEVONTE FIELDS-DE/OLB-TCU-edge rusher is still the one position the Ravens haven't drafted well in recent years. 
23.PHIL-SHAWN OAKMAN-DE/DT-BAYLOR-Chip Kelly likes tall guys with long arms on defense. That is Oakman to a tee. Think somewhere between Calais Campbell/Michael Johnson and you are on the the right track.
24.STL-NELSON AGHOLOR-WR-USC- In back to back years the rams have used 2 high picks on receivers. A 2nd and 4th in 2012 and a 1rst and a third in 2013. While all are still young none of them look like a #1 receiver to me , although Tavon Austin and Steadman Bailey do look like long term contributors .In 2013 they just ignored the position in the draft. Here is to hoping Nelson is the guy.
25.NE-DEVIN FUNCHESS-TE-MICHIGAN-The entire offense the Patriots want to run is predicated on 2 tight end sets . Right now even if Gronk is completely healthy for the season he is called on to block a lot , because he is far better than any other blocking TE the pats have. They shocked us all and didn't draft any in 2013. Doubt that happens this time around.
26.INDY-ANDRUS PEAT-OT-STANFOIRD-I have never thought Anthony Costanzo was meant to be a left tackle. After all the hits he took last year I bet Andrw Luck agrees,.
27.GB-HRONISS GRASU-C-OREGON-Maybe Corey Linsley works out but he seems more like a smart interior line backup to me.
28.SEA-JARVIS HARRISON-G-TEXAS A&M-They over-drafted Justin Britt this year but did little else to help the O-line. Even if he works out well Russell Wilson better keep his cardio up. 
29.CINC-JAELEN STRONG S-LSU- The  Bengals need a safety that can cover man to man. Strong is former corner who improved after moving to safety last year.
30.49ers-ERIC STRIKER-OLB/DE-OKLAHOMA-Aldon Smith is not someone I would want to count on long term.
31.DENV-RAMIK WILSON-ILB-GEORGIA-Lamin Barrow may play alright as an outside LB but I think he currently lacks the football IQ and instincts to succeed inside,
32.NO-ERIC KENDRICKS-ILB-UCLA- The saints scheme calls for fast middle linebacker that can blitz and cover a lot of ground in coverage. 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

2015 NFL MOCK DRAFT-Very Very Early

This drafts over and we are already thinking about 2015 .This here is the most Houdini-like prognisticative effort in the world. Predicting not only a draft but a draft order a year away.My guess right now is it's a Saint vs Broncos Superbowl . We also predict Oakland ,the Jets, Cleveland, Jacksonville, and Tennessee will be in the hunt for the #1 pick. It's really far too early to know squat ,as a lot of people had 2014 sixth round pick Tajh Boyd atop their boards on this day last year. Still , just for the heck of it.

1.OAK-LEONARD WILLIAMS-DT/DE-USC-My guess is GM Reggie McKenzie gets fired despite an excellent draft. They spent too much money and overpaid for too many way past their prime players. They probably give Derek Carr another at least 1 more year at QB . The new GM starts out with a safe pick who can shine in an odd or even front. The top offensive tackle fits as well, but trading down to gather more picks does too.  

2.CAR-CEDRICK OGBUEHI-OT-TEXAS A&M-Jordan Gross retiring seems to have caught the Panthers by surprise, and they didn't do much to remedy it in the draft. Their plan to move Byron Bell to the left side smacks of desperation to me. Even a physical specimen like Newton can only take so many hits and I wouldn't be surprised if he gets hurt. At least they made a concerted effort to get him a better(and more reliable and supportive) receiving core. 
3.JAX-RANDY GREGORY-DE/OLB-NEBRASKA-While they drafted pretty well for the long term this year , their choices didn't exactly scream win now.  A project QB in the first round and a injured CB in the 4th makes this season ,less likely to end well.  With those 2 red-shirting ,and the underwhelming Chad Henne manning the ship for at least half the season, this year looks like a lost cause already.
4.TENN-MARCUS MARIOTA-QB-OREGON-Despite his obvious talent Zach Mettenburgers knee/back an inability to avoid off the field troubles made him free fall to the 6th round. With so little an investment in him a new top QB can easily come in to replace Jake Locker if he fails again. 
5.NYG-SHILIQUE CALHOUN-DE-MICH. ST-Strahan. Tuck, JPP.  Retired, a raider, not the same after back surgery. Nuff said.
6.PITT-BRANDON SCHERFF-OT-IOWA-Even if Kelvin Beachum works out (and that's a big if) at left tackle the Steelers still would need a long term right tackle unless Marcus Gilbert also works out . With at least one of them needing to be upgraded during this rebuilding time the nasty and physical Scherff is a natural replacement.
7.WASH-VICTOR BEASLEY-OLB/DE-CLEMSON-If Brian Orapko can stay healthy all year the skins probably pay him , but I doubt he does. Beasley was a likely first round pick this year who returned to school. His best fit is a 3-4 OLB even if he puts on another 20 pounds this year. 
8.MIA-JAMEIS WINSTON-QB-I think Ryan Tannehill can stilL be a franchise QB but I think he goes when Philbin gets fired and the new guy wants his own QB. If Winston can stay out of trouble he can be a great pro QB.
9.CLEV-(buff)-AMARI COOPER-WR-ALA-Even if Josh Gordon comes back his actions have shown that smoking weed is more important to him than football. Can't count on him. Personally I think they should draft 2 receivers in the first 3 rounds just to be safe.
10.DALL-MARIO EDWARDS-DE-FLA.ST-Even if Demarcus Lawrence works out at one end spot the front four pass rush is the key to the this defense, and aging/injured Anthony Spencer probably can't be counted on long term. Edwards was the only player I saw give #2 overall pick Greg Robinson trouble in the run game this year. He is a physical specimen that can be the next Bruce Smith if he wants it bad enough, but his motor wasn't always on this year. This team can go 5-11 or 11-5 depending on Romo's(back disc surgery!) health alone.. His over/under is 10 games to me and I'm betting the under right now.
11,.DET-IFO EKPRE OLUMNU-CB-OREGON-The lions keep drsfting corners in the 2nd round and later. This time they make sure and get an elite talent by drafting one first. 
12.HOU-BRETT HUNDLEY-QB-UCLA- Tom Savage? meh. Ryan Fitzpatrick? Nope. Time to really start over Coach O'brien.
13.ATL-DANTE FOWLER-DE/OLB-FLORIDA-Despite it being the second largest need on their team the Falcons waited until the 4th round to draft an edge rusher. 
14.SD-PJ WILLIAMS-CB-FLA-ST-After drafting Jason Verret the chargers now have 2 for sure good players in the secondary. Even if somebody else steps up here at least one more corner is needed in today's pass happy NFL.
15.TB-CAMERON ERVING-OT-FLA.ST-Maybe Anthony Colins will surprise me and be a franchise left tackle.
16.NYJ-TODD GURLEY-RB-GEORGIA-Remember when the ground and pound jets were making the AFC championship despite a crappy QB? A bruising running game was the key just as much as the defense. 
17.CLEV-TRE JACKSON-G-FLA.ST-Keep bolstering that interior line so Manziel has a pocket to step up into. 
18.CHI-MICHAEL BENNET-DT-OHIO.ST-The best 3 technique in the 2015 draft to anchor the bears Tamp 2 defense.
19.KC-BRYCE PETTY-QB-BAYLOR-Either Alex Smith takes less money or Andy Reid will replace him. 
20.MINN-DENZEL PERYMAN-LB-MIA-A 3 down middle linebacker with a high football IQ is the missing component to this defense. 
21.AZ-MELVIN GORDON-RB-WISCONSIN-A complete every down back that can take a full load of carries that Andre Ellington can't. Gordon can take it the house, pass protect and be a threat as a receiver. 
22.BALT-DEVONTE FIELDS-DE/OLB-TCU-edge rusher is still the one position the Ravens haven't drafted well in recent years. 
23.PHIL-SHAWN OAKMAN-DE/DT-BAYLOR-Chip Kelly likes tall guys with long arms on defense. That is Oakman to a tee. Think somewhere between Calais Campbell/Michael Johnson and you are on the the right track.
24.STL-NELSON AGHOLOR-WR-USC- In back to back years the rams have used 2 high picks on receivers. A 2nd and 4th in 2012 and a 1rst and a third in 2013. While all are still young none of them look like a #1 receiver to me , although Tavon Austin and Steadman Bailey do look like long term contributors .In 2013 they just ignored the position in the draft. Here is to hoping Nelson is the guy.
25.NE-DEVIN FUNCHESS-TE-MICHIGAN-The entire offense the Patriots want to run is predicated on 2 tight end sets . Right now even if Gronk is completely healthy for the season he is called on to block a lot , because he is far better than any other blocking TE the pats have. They shocked us all and didn't draft any in 2013. Doubt that happens this time around.
26.INDY-ANDRUS PEAT-OT-STANFOIRD-I have never thought Anthony Costanzo was meant to be a left tackle. After all the hits he took last year I bet Andrw Luck agrees,.
27.GB-HRONISS GRASU-C-OREGON-Maybe Corey Linsley works out but he seems more like a smart interior line backup to me.
28.SEA-JARVIS HARRISON-G-TEXAS A&M-They over-drafted Justin Britt this year but did little else to help the O-line. Even if he works out well Russell Wilson better keep his cardio up. 
29.CINC-JAELEN STRONG S-LSU- The  Bengals need a safety that can cover man to man. Strong is former corner who improved after moving to safety last year.
30.49ers-ERIC STRIKER-OLB/DE-OKLAHOMA-Aldon Smith is not someone I would want to count on long term.
31.DENV-RAMIK WILSON-ILB-GEORGIA-Lamin Barrow may play alright as an outside LB but I think he currently lacks the football IQ and instincts to succeed inside,
32.NO-ERIC KENDRICKS-ILB-UCLA- The saints scheme calls for fast middle linebacker that can blitz and cover a lot of ground in coverage. 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

2014 DAY THREE ROUNDS 4 & 5 NFL MOCK DRAFT

From the 4th round on the majority of teams tend to take the BPA(Best Player Available) the majority of the time, but this draft is so deep that might start later.. Also look for a lot more special teams and developmental players on the day. 



ROUND 4


101.EAGLES-(texans)-KEITH McGILL-CB/S-UTAH-NFL COMP-RASHEAN MATHIS-DET



102.WASHINGTON-.BASHAUD BREELAND-CB-CLEM-NFL COMP-JOHNATHAN JOSEPH-CB-HOU

103.ATLANTA-CHRIS SMITH-DE-ARK-NFL COMP-TRENT COLE-PHIL

104.JETS-(bucs)-BRUCE ELLINGTON-WR-S.CAR-NFL COMP-DWAYNE HARRIS-DALL

105.PATRIOTS(jags)-PIERRE DESIR-CB-LIND-NFL COMP-SEAN SMITH-KC

106.SAN FRANCISCO -(browns)-#MARTAVIS BRYANT-WR-CLEM-NFL COMP-SIDNEY RICE-FA

107.RAIDERS-JARED ABBREDERIS-WR-WISC-NFL COMP-BRIAN HARTLINE-MIA

108.SEATTLE-(minn)-DAVID YANKEY-T/G-STANFORD-NFL COMP- ALEX BOONE-SF

109.BILLS-#VICTOR HAMPTON-CB/S-S.CAR-NFL COMP-VONTAE DAVIS-INDY

110.RAMS-#AJ McCARRON-QB-ALA-NFL COMP-MATT RYAN-ATL


111.SEATTLE-(rams, lions)-.*JACKSON JEFFCOAT-DE-TEXAS-NFL COMP-ANDRE CARTER-NE


112.TITANS-JAYLIN WATKINS-CB/S-FLA-NFL COMP-BRANDON CARR-DALL

113.GIANTS-CAMERON FLEMING-OT-STAN-NFL COMP-ANDRE SMITH-CIN

114.JAGUARS-(ravens)-CARL BRADFORD-OLB/DE-AZ.ST-NFL COMP-KAMERION WIMBLEY-TENN

115.JETS-*ANTONIO RICHARDSON-OT-TENNESEE-NFL COMP-ANDRE WHITWORTH-CINC

116.RAIDERS-(miami)-#KELCY QUARLES-DT-S.CAR-NFL COMP-NICK FAIRLEY-DET



117.BEARS-ED REYNOLDS-S-STAN-NFL COMP-ANTOINE BETHEA-INDY

118.STEELERS-*DEVIN STREET-WR-PITT-NFL COMP-AJ GREEN-CINC

119.COWBOYS-DEVONTA FREEMAN-RB-FLA.ST-NFL COMP-AHMAD BRADSHAW-INDY

120.ARIZONA-#*ZACH METTENBURGER-QB-LSU-NFL COMP-JOE FLACCO-BALT

121.PACKERS-*JORDAN TRIPP-LB-MONT-NFL COMP-NICK BURNETT-WASH

122.TENNESEE-(eagles)--DaQUAN JONES-DT-PENN ST-NFL COMP-RANDY STARKS-MIA

123.BENGALS-*JAMES HURST-T/G-N.CAR-NFL COMP-TODD HERREMANS-PHIL

124.CHIEFS-LOGAN THOMAS-QB/TE-VA.TECH-NFL COMP-CAM NEWTON-CAR

125.DOLPHINS-(chargers)-#*MARCUS ROBERTSON-CB-FLA-NFL COMP-TRAMON WILLIAMS-GB

126.SAINTS-JAMES GAYLE-DE/OLB-VA.TECH-NFL COMP-ROB JACKSON-WASH

127.BROWNS-(colts)-ROBERT HERRON-WR-WY-NFL COMP-RANDALL COBB-GB

128.PANTHERS-DONTAE JOHNSON-CB/S-NC ST-NFL COMP-ANTREL ROLLE-NYG

129.SAN FRANCISCO-BRENT URBAN-DE/DT-VA-NFL COMP-JASON HATCHER-DALL

130.PATRIOTS-ADRIAN HUBBARD-OLB/DE-ALA-NFL COMP-BRYAN THOMAS-NYJ

131.DENVER-#KADEEM CAREY-RB-ARIZONA-NFL COMP-PIERRE THOMAS-NO

132.SEATTLE-LAMIN BARROW-LB-LSU-NFL COMP-BOBBY WAGNER-SEA

133.(comp)-LIONS-*ANTONE EXUM-S/CB-VA.TECH-NFL COMP-TJ WARD-CLEV

134.(comp)-RAVENS-JUSTIN ELLIS-DT-LA.TECH-NFL COMP-TERRANCE KNIGHTON-DENV
135.(comp)-TEXANS-TOM SAVAGE-QB-PITT-NFL COMP-JAY CUTLER-CHI

136.(comp)-LIONS-#CASSIUS MARSH-DE/OLB/TE-UCLA-NFL COMP-MIKE VRABEL(retired)
137(comp)-.JETS-*TREVOR REILLY-DE/OLB-UTAH-NFL COMP-MANNY LAWSON-BUFF

138(comp)-.RAVENS-LACHE SEASTRUNK-RB-BAY-NFL COMP-CHRIS JOHNSON-TENN

139.(comp)-FALCONS-AARON LYNCH-DE/OLB-S.FLA-NFL COMP-JOHN ABRAHAM-AZ


140.(comp)-PATRIOTS-MARQUESTON HUFF-S/CB-WYOM-NFL COMP-CHRIS CULLIVER-SF


ROUND 5


141.EAGLES-(houston)-TAYLOR HART-DE-ORE-NFL COMP-KENDALL LANGFORD-RAMS

142.WASHINGTON-CARAUN REID-DT/DE-PRIN-NFL COMP-ANTONIO D.SMITH-HOU

143.TAMPA BAY-ZACH KERR-DT-DELA-NFL COMP- BRODRICK BUNKLEY-NO

144.JACKSONVILLE-*ANDRE WILLIAMS-RB-BC-NFL COMP-ALFRED MORRIS-WASH

145.VIKINGS-(browns)-CRAIG LOSTON-S-LSU-NFL COMP-DONTE WHITNER-CLEV

146.LIONS-(seattle,raiders)-*ED STINSON-DE-ALA-NFL COMP-TYRONE CRAWFORD-DALL


147.ATLANTA-KEVIN PIERRE LOUIS-OLB-B.COLL-NFL COMP-MICHAEL BOLEY-CINC


148.VIKINGS-*EJ GAINES-CB-MIZZ-NFL COMP-CHRIS HARRIS-DENV

149.BUFFALO-CYRIL RICHARDSON-G-BAYLOR-NFL COMP-CARL NICKS-TB

150.SAN FRANCISCO-(jaguars,lions)-*AARON COLVIN-CB/S-OKLA-NFL COMP-DEVIN McCOURTY-NE


151.TITANS-HOWARD JONES-OLB/DE-SHEP-NFL COMP-ROBERT MATHIS-INDY

152.GIANTS-#TELVIN SMITH-OLB-FLA ST-NFL COMP-DeANDRE LEVY-DET

153.BUFFALO-(rams)-JOHN URSCHEL-G/C-PENN ST-NFL COMP-RYAN LILJA-DENV

154.JETS-*JON HALAPIO-G-FLA-NFL COMP-MIKE IUPATI-SF

155.MIAMI-ROSS COCKRELL-CB-DUKE-NFL COMP-CORTEZ ALLEN-PITT

156.BEARS-PRINCE SHEMBO-OLB/DE-NFL COMP-PARYS HARALSON-NO

157.STEELERS-RASHAAD REYNOLDS-CB-ORE.ST-NFL COMP-TIM JENNINGS-CHI

158.DALLAS-JEMEA THOMAS-S/CB-GA.TECH-NFL COMP-MARCUS GILCHRIST-SD

159.JAGUARS-(ravens)-SHAMAR STEPHEN-DE/DT-UCONN-RED BRYANT-JAX

160.ARIZONA-JORDAN ZUMWALT-LB-UCLA-NFL COMP-CHASE BLACKBURN-NYG

161.PACKERS-*AARON MURRAY-QB-GA-NFL COMP-JEFF GARCIA-retired

162.EAGLES-*SHANE SKOV-ILB-STAN-NFL COMP-CHRIS SPIELMAN-retired

163.CHIEFS-DAKOTA DOZIER-G-FURM-NFL COMP-JON ASAMOAH-KC

164.BENGALS-JALEN SAUNDERS-WR-OKLA-NFL COMP-SANTANA MOSS-WASH

165.CHARGERS-#ISAIAH CROWELL-RB-ALA.ST-NFL COMP-RASHARD MENDENHALL-retired

166.COLTS-BROCK VEREEN-S/CB-MINN-NFL COMP-AARON WILLIAMS-BUFF

167.SAINTS-CHARLES LENO JR-OT-BOISE ST-NFL COMP-ANTHONY COLLINS-CINC

168.PANTHERS-MARQUESTON HUFF-S/CB-WYOM-NFL COMP-CHRIS CULLIVER-SF

169.SAINTS-(pats,philly)-BRETT SMITH-QB-WY-NFL COMP-RICH GANNON-retired

170.SAN FRANCISCO-TEVIN REESE-WR-BAY-NFL COMP-MARQUISE GOODWIN-BUFF

171.MIAMI-(49ers)--*ANTHONY STEEN-G/C-ALA-NFL COMP-ROBERTO GARZA-CHI

172.SEATTLE-WALT AIKENS-CB-LIBERTY-NFL COMP-BRANDON BROWNER-NE

173.(comp)-STEELERS-JEFF JANIS-WR-SAG V.ST-NFL COMP-ERIC DECKER-DENV

174.(comp)-GIANTS-KEVIN NORWOOOD-WR-ALA-NFL COMP-MARVIN JONES-CINC

175.(comp)-RAVENS-TAJH BOYD-QB-SYR-NFL COMP-AARON BROOKS-retired

176.(comp)-.PACKERS-RUSSELL BODINE-G/C-N,CAR-NFL COMP-DOMINICK RAIOLA-C-DET

2014 NFL DRAFT BEST AVAILABLE -DAY 3

A lot good players are left. Some have fallen for good reasons, some for bad reasons, and some we still don't know why. Either way this is our rankings of the best players left for day 3. Thanks to a trade with the Texans the Eagles are on the clock!



* Is for a player with possible injury issues now or in his past.


#Is for a player with possible character ,decision making, or maturity issues now or in his past.

2nd Rounders

63.BASHAUD BREELAND-CB-CLEM-NFL COMP-JOHNATHAN JOSEPH-CB-HOU
64.DEVONTA FREEMAN-RB-FLA.ST-NFL COMP-AHMAD BRADSHAW-INDY

3rd Rounders



70.#AJ McCARRON-QB-ALA-NFL COMP-MATT RYAN-ATL
72.BRUCE ELLINGTON-WR-S.CAR-NFL COMP-DWAYNE HARRIS-DALL
73.KEITH McGILL-CB/S-UTAH-NFL COMP-RASHEAN MATHIS-DET
79.JARED ABBREDERIS-WR-WISC-NFL COMP-BRIAN HARTLINE-MIA
80.DAVID YANKEY-T/G-STANFORD-NFL COMP- ALEX BOONE-SF
82.BRENT URBAN-DE/DT-VA-NFL COMP-JASON HATCHER-DALL
84.#KADEEM CAREY-RB-ARIZONA-NFL COMP-PIERRE THOMAS-NO
85.#MARTAVIS BRYANT-WR-CLEM-NFL COMP-SIDNEY RICE-FA
87.#KELCY QUARLES-DT-S.CAR-NFL COMP-NICK FAIRLEY-DET
90.DaQUAN JONES-DT-PENN ST-NFL COMP-RANDY STARKS-MIA
91.CARAUN REID-DT/DE-PRIN-NFL COMP-ANTONIO D.SMITH-HOU
92.PIERRE DESIR-CB-LIND-NFL COMP-SEAN SMITH-KC
93.*JORDAN TRIPP-LB-MONT-NFL COMP-NICK BURNETT-WASH
96.#*MARCUS ROBERTSON-CB-FLA-NFL COMP-TRAMON WILLIAMS-GB
97.ROBERT HERRON-WR-WY-NFL COMP-RANDALL COBB-GB
99.CHRIS SMITH-DE-ARK-NFL COMP-TRENT COLE-PHIL
100.CARL BRADFORD-OLB/DE-AZ.ST-NFL COMP-KAMERION WIMBLEY-TENN
101.#VICTOR HAMPTON-CB/S-S.CAR-NFL COMP-VONTAE DAVIS-INDY
102.*JACKSON JEFFCOAT-DE-TEXAS-NFL COMP-ANDRE CARTER-NE
103.*ANTONIO RICHARDSON-OT-TENNESEE-NFL COMP-ANDRE WHITWORTH-CINC
104.*TREVOR REILLY-DE/OLB-UTAH-NFL COMP-MANNY LAWSON-BUFF
105.JAYLIN WATKINS-CB/S-FLA-NFL COMP-BRANDON CARR-DALL
106.#*ZACH METTENBURGER-QB-LSU-NFL COMP-JOE FLACCO-BALT



4th Rounders



108.ZACH KERR-DT-DELA-NFL COMP- BRODRICK BUNKLEY-NO
109.*ANDRE WILLIAMS-RB-BC-NFL COMP-ALFRED MORRIS-WASH
110.DONTAE JOHNSON-CB/S-NC ST-NFL COMP-ANTREL ROLLE-NYG
111.*JAMES HURST-T/G-N.CAR-NFL COMP-TODD HERREMANS-PHIL

112.KEVIN PIERRE LOUIS-OLB-B.COLL-NFL COMP-MICHAEL BOLEY-CINC
113.JAMES GAYLE-DE/OLB-VA.TECH-NFL COMP-ROB JACKSON-WASH
114.*ED STINSON-DE-ALA-NFL COMP-TYRONE CRAWFORD-DALL

115.*EJ GAINES-CB-MIZZ-NFL COMP-CHRIS HARRIS-DENV
116.CAMERON FLEMING-OT-STAN-NFL COMP-ANDRE SMITH-CIN
118.ED REYNOLDS-S-STAN-NFL COMP-ANTOINE BETHEA-INDY
119.CRAIG LOSTON-S-LSU-NFL COMP-DONTE WHITNER-CLEV
120.LOGAN THOMAS-QB/TE-VA.TECH-NFL COMP-CAM NEWTON-CAR
121.*ANTONE EXUM-S/CB-VA.TECH-NFL COMP-TJ WARD-CLEV
122.LACHE SEASTRUNK-RB-BAY-NFL COMP-CHRIS JOHNSON-TENN
123.CYRIL RICHARDSON-G-BAYLOR-NFL COMP-CARL NICKS-TB.
124.DEVIN STREET-WR-PITT-NFL COMP-AJ GREEN-CINC
125.TOM SAVAGE-QB-PITT-NFL COMP-JAY CUTLER-CHI
126.ADRIAN HUBBARD-OLB/DE-ALA-NFL COMP-BRYAN THOMAS-NYJ
127.ROSS COCKRELL-CB-DUKE-NFL COMP-CORTEZ ALLEN-PITT
129.HOWARD JONES-OLB/DE-SHEP-NFL COMP-ROBERT MATHIS-INDY
131.#TELVIN SMITH-OLB-FLA ST-NFL COMP-DeANDRE LEVY-DET
132.RASHAAD REYNOLDS-CB-ORE.ST-NFL COMP-TIM JENNINGS-CHI
133.RUSSELL BODINE-G/C-N,CAR-NFL COMP-DOMINICK RAIOLA-C-DET
134.#AARON LYNCH-DE/OLB-S.FLA-NFL COMP-JOHN ABRAHAM-AZ
135.DAKOTA DOZIER-G-FURM-NFL COMP-JON ASAMOAH-KC
136.JUSTIN ELLIS-DT-LA.TECH-NFL COMP-TERRANCE KNIGHTON-DENV
137.JEMEA THOMAS-S/CB-GA.TECH-NFL COMP-MARCUS GILCHRIST-SD
139..BROCK VEREEN-S/CB-MINN-NFL COMP-AARON WILLIAMS-BUFF
140.JALEN SAUNDERS-WR-OKLA-NFL COMP-SANTANA MOSS-WASH
141.TAYLOR HART-DE-ORE-NFL COMP-KENDALL LANGFORD-RAMS
142.JOHN URSCHEL-G/C-PENN ST-NFL COMP-RYAN LILJA-DENV
143.*AARON COLVIN-CB/S-OKLA-NFL COMP-DEVIN McCOURTY-NE
144.MARQUESTON HUFF-S/CB-WYOM-NFL COMP-CHRIS CULLIVER-SF
145.#CASSIUS MARSH-DE/OLB/TE-UCLA-NFL COMP-MIKE VRABEL(retired)
146.LAMIN BARROW-LB-LSU-NFL COMP-BOBBY WAGNER-SEA
147.SHAMAR STEPHEN-DE/DT-UCONN-RED BRYANT-JAX
149.PRINCE SHEMBO-OLB/DE-NFL COMP-PARYS HARALSON-NO
150.KEVIN NORWOOOD-WR-ALA-NFL COMP-MARVIN JONES-CINC
151.*MARION GRICE-RB-AZ.ST-NFL COMP-FELIX JONES-PITT
152.JORDAN ZUMWALT-LB-UCLA-NFL COMP-CHASE BLACKBURN-NYG
154.*ANTHONY STEEN-G/C-ALA-NFL COMP-ROBERTO GARZA-CHI
155.*CHRIS WHALEY-DT-TEX-NFL COMP-HENRY MELTON-DALL
156.DANIEL McCULLERS-DT-TENN-NFL COMP-TED WASHINGTON-retired
160.#DAMIEN WILLIAMS-RB-OAK-NFL COMP-BEN TATE-HOU
161.JEFF JANIS-WR-SAG V.ST-NFL COMP-ERIC DECKER-DENV
162.NEVIN LAWSON-CB-UT.ST-NFL COMP-JOSH WILSON-WASH
163.*AARON MURRAY-QB-GA-NFL COMP-JEFF GARCIA-retired
164.#*MIKE DAVIS-WR-TEX-NFL COMP-STEVE JOHNSON-BUFF
165.TERRENCE MITCHELL-CB-ORE-NFL COMP-BYRON MAXWELL-SEA


The Rest


166.ANTHONY JOHNSON-DT-FLA.ST-NFL COMP-GLEN DORSEY-SF
167.*JON HALAPIO-G-FLA-NFL COMP-MIKE IUPATI-SF
168.*SHANE SKOV-ILB-STAN-NFL COMP-CHRIS SPIELMAN-retired
169.JEREMY GALLON-WR-MICH-NFL COMP-ERNEST GIVINS-retired
170.LORENZO TALIAFERRO-RB-C.CAR-NFL COMP-WILLIS McGAHEE-CLEV
173.TAJH BOYD-QB-SYR-NFL COMP-AARON BROOKS-retired
174.MARCEL JANSEN-TE-FRES.ST-NFL COMP-HEATH MILLER-PITT
175.CHARLES LENO JR-OT-BOISE ST-NFL COMP-ANTHONY COLLINS-CINC
177.KENDALL JAMES-CB-MAINE-NFL COMP-SAM SHIELDS-GB
178.COREY LINSLEY-C-OHIO.ST-NFL COMP-RYAN KALIL-CAR
179.#ISAIAH CROWELL-RB-ALA.ST-NFL COMP-RASHARD MENDENHALL-retired
180.WALT AIKENS-CB-LIBERTY-NFL COMP-BRANDON BROWNER-NE
182.JAMES WHITE-RB-WISC-NFL COMP-SHANE VEREEN-NE
183.BRANDON COLEMAN-WR-RUTG-NFL COMP-MALCOLM FLOYD-SD
184.BRETT SMITH-QB-WY-NFL COMP-RICH GANNON-retired
185.KADEEM EDWARDS-G-TENN.ST-NFL COMP-KELECHE OSEMELE-BALT
186.#CHRISTIAN JONES-LB-FLA.ST-NFL COMP-KIKO ALONSO-BUFF
187.DEANDRE COLEMAN-DE/DT-CAL-NFL COMP-TYSON JACKSON-KC
188.DAVID FALES-QB-S.J.ST-NFL COMP-ANDY DALTON-CINC
190.TYLER GAFFNEY-RB-STAN-NFL COMP-RASHAD JENNINGS-OAK
192.CHANDLER JONES-WR-SJSU-NFL COMP-TY HILTON-INDY
193.*NOEL GRIGSBY-WR-SJ.ST-NFL COMP-ANTONIO BROWN-PITT
194.DE'ANTHONY THOMAS-RB/WR-ORE-NFL COMP-KEVIN FAULK-retired
195.DAVON COLEMAN-DT/DE-AZ.ST-NFL COMP-MIKE DANIELS-GB
196.AHMAD DIXON-S-BAYLOR-NFL COMP-QUINTIN MIKELL-CAR
197.BRANDON DIXON-CB-NW MIZZ.ST-NFL COMP-TRAMAINE BROCK-SF
198.STORM JOHNSON-RB-UCF-NFL COMP-RYAN MATTEWS-SD
200.TEVIN REESE-WR-BAY-NFL COMP-MARQUISE GOODWIN-BUFF
201.JOSH MAURO-DE/DT-STAN-NFL COMP-CHRIS CANTY-BALT
202.ARTHUR LYNCH-TE-GA-NFL COMP-JOEL DRESSEN-DENV
203.*ERIK LORA-WR-E.ILL-NFL COMP-ANDRE ROBERTS-WASH
203.RAJION NEAL-RB-TENN-NFL COMP-RONNIE BROWN-SD
204.*JOE DON DUNCAN-DIX.ST-NFL COMP-ALGEA CRUMPLER-retired
206.*DEION BELUE-CB-ALA-NFL COMP-JABARI GREER-NO
207.WADE KELLIIKIPI-DT-ORE-NFL COMP-SIONE POUHA-FA
208..YAWIN SMALLWOOD-ILB-UCONN-NFL COMP-LARRY FOOTE-PITT
209.KAPRI BIBBS-RB-COL ST-NFL COMP-RAY RICE-BALT
210.KEITH WENNING-QB-BALL.ST-NFL COMP-MATT HASSELBECK-INDY
211.TY ZIMMERMAN-S-KAN.ST-NFL COMP-JAMES IHEDIGBO-BALT
212.MATT HAZEL-WR-C.CAR-NFL COMP-BRANDON LLOYD-FA

213.JONATHAN DOWLING-S-W.KY-NFL COMP-MICHAEL HUFF-DENV
214.SHAQUILLE EVANS-WR-UCLA-NFL COMP-IKE HILLIARD-retired
215.ZACH FULTON-G-TENN-NFL COMP-JOHN GRECO-CLEV
216.STEPHEN MORRIS-QB-MIA-NFL COMP-JAKE LOCKER-TENN
217.BENE BENWIKERE-CB/S-SJ,ST-NFL COMP-CHRIS CROCKER-CINC
218.LARRY WEBSTER-DE/TE-BBURG-NFL COMP-CONNOR BARWIN-PHIL
219.TJ JONES-WR-N.DAME-NFL COMP-GOLDEN TATE-SEA 
220.#COLT LYERLA-TE-OREGON-NFL COMP-AARON HERNANDEZ-FA
221.JAY PROSCH-FB-AUB-NFL COMP-RHETT ELLISON-MINN
222.BRYAN STORK-C/G-FLA/ST-NFL COMP-JEREMY ZUTTAH-BALT
223.JAKE MURPHY-TE-UTAH-NFL COMP-BRENT CELEK-PHIL
224.KASIM EDEBALI-DE/OLB-B.COLL-NFL COMP-JERRY HUGHES-BUFF
225.*BEN GARDNER-DE/OLB-STAN-NFL COMP-CHRIS LONG-RAMS
226.*DEVON KENARD-OLB/DE-USC-NFL COMP-MELVIN INGRAM-SD
227.KERRY HYDER-DT-TEX.TECH-NFL COMP-EARL MITCHELL-HOU
228.GABE IKARD-C-OKLA-NFL COMP-EVAN DIETRICH-SMITH-GB

229.JEOFFREY PAGAN-DE/DT-ALA-NFL COMP-TYSON JACKSON-ATL
231.*HENRY JOSEY-RB-MIZZ-NFL COMP-ANDRE ELLINGTON-AZ
232.RICARDO ALLEN-CB-PUR-NFL COMP-DJ MOORE-CAR
233.MAURICE ALEXANDER-S-UT.ST-NFL COMP-MIKE MITCHELL-PITT
234.#A.C. LEONARD-TE-TENN.ST-NFL COMP-VERNON DAVIS-SF
235.RYAN GROY-OL-WISC-NFL COMP-KYLE KOSIER-retired
236.QUINCY ENUNWA-WR-NEB-NFL COMP-MIKE WILLIAMS-TB
237.ANTONIO ANDREWS-RB-W.KY-NFL COMP-ISACC REDMAN-PITT
238.GATOR HOSKINS-TE/FB-MARSH-NFL COMP-JORDAN REED-WASH
239.CHRIS-DAVIS-CB-AUB-NFL COMP-JAVIER ARENAS-ATL
240.TYLER STARR-OLB/DE-S,DAK-NFL COMP-GEORGE SELVIE-DALL
241.KEN BISHOP-DT-N.ILL-NFL COMP-PAT SIMS-OAK
242.CORNELIUS LUCAS-OT-KAN.ST-NFL COMP-DEMAR DOTSON-TB
243.XAVIUS BOYD-LB/DE-W.KY-NFL COMP-PHILLIP WHEELER-MIA
244.*MATT PACHAN-OT-BC-NFL COMP-DOUG FREE-DALL
245.KEVIN PALMER-OT-BAY-NFL COMP-KELVIN BEACHUM-PITT
246.JAMES STONE-C/G-TENN-NFL COMP-PHIL COSTA-INDY
247.JEREMIAH GEORGE-LB-IA.ST-NFL COMP-D'QWELL JACKSON-INDY
248.WESLEY JOHNSON-OL-VANDY-NFL COMP-KEVIN BOOTHE-OAK
249.#ANDREW JACKSON-ILB-W.KY-NFL COMP-ANDRA DAVIS-FA
250.KEVIN PAMPHILE-T-PUR-NFL COMP-JERMEY PARNELL-DALL
251.GEORGE ATKINSON 3rd-RB-N.DAME-NFL COMP-JUSTIN FARGAS-retired
252.*MICHAEL CAMPANARO-WR-W,FOR-NFL COMP-DOUG BALDWIN-SEA
253.KERRY WYNN-DE/DT-RICH-NFL COMP-ROPATI PITOITUA-TENN
254.JC COPELAND-FB-LSU-NFL COMP-JEREMI JOHNSON-retired
255.DANIEL SORENSEN-S-BYU-NFL COMP-REED DOUGHTY-WASH
256.JAMES FRANKLIN-QB-MIZZOU-NFL COMP-DAVID GARRARD-retired
256.GARRETT GILBERT-QB-SMU-NFL COMP-RYAN TANNEHILL-MIA
256.SHAQ RICHARDSON-CB-AZ-NFL COMP-BRANDON CARR-DALL
256.*#SEANTREL HENDERSON-OT-MIA-NFL COMP-BRYANT McKINNIE-MIA

Friday, May 9, 2014

2014 DAY 2 MOCK DRAFT

The first round had plenty of exciting moments but I say the vikings won the day and I am picking them to go to the playoffs. There are a lot of great players left in this deep draft and we expect a lot more trades. The 2nd round picks have explanations with them. The 3rd round just has a player comparison. 


ROUND 2


33.HOUSTON-AJ McCARRON-QB-ALA-NFL COMP-MATT RYAN-ATL-New head coach and QB guru Bill O'brien has coached Tom Brady and AJ kind of reminded me of him . McCarrons last bowl game being the rare exception, AJ is known for playing his best in the biggest games in the SEC, and for not turning the ball over.AJ was a winner at College football's most recognizable program ,who has always been overlooked despite his success, has a huge chip on his shoulder, a high football IQ, just enough arm strength, and a supermodel girlfriend. No pressure, but that kinda sounds like Tom Brady's bio  . Except AJ was more successful in college and got the girl even earlier . NFL coaches infatuation with stronger arms is why I had him being the 4th QB being drafted and going in the 2nd round here.  Now if he would only stop listening to his agents about things like skipping the senior bowl in his HOME TOWN !. I gave him the benefit of the doubt that he really was hurt, and that's why he looked so flabby at the combine, and since he threw well all seemed back on track. Then I saw him on the NFL network a month later still looking flabby and sounding kind of like a spoiled ,entitled,child whining about being ranked too low.  That's strike two. .I still had him rated as a low first/high second round pick in my personal rankings. Then the news came out that he and the model fiancĂ©e are going to be doing a reality TV show. That's the kind of crap I would expect from Manziel. I now am questioning my opinion of him. Maybe he isn't really a team first guy and leader. Maybe he craves the spotlight so much that he will become a distraction. Anyway, I will leave him here for now,because off the Saban/Belichick/ O'Brien ties . However, if I was a NFL team his recent behavior would really be throwing up red flags. People saying Bridgewater /Manziel / Bortles could fall out of the top 10 may be right. McCarron could fall all the way to the 3rd/4rth round if he keeps this crap up. Get in shape and stop whining before its too late AJ.






34.WASHINGTON-MORGAN MOSES-OT-VA-NFL COMP-CORDY GLENN-BUFF-Now that Washington is free from the Illegal corrupt penalty given to them by the colluding owners they were bigger players in free agency this year . Still, you only sign so many free agents without destroying your cap long term. RG# is the reason they lack overall talent, and the picks they used to get him are never coming back. However, they are a division contender with him and perennially picking on the top 10 without him. So they need to protect him and Moses slides right into upgrade the right tackle spot. Moses has played both left & right tackle in college . As an athlete Moses looks more like a long term right tackle , even though his feet looked more comfortable on the left side this season . He's the best offensive tackle left in this draft in this scenario. 



35.CLEVELAND-*MARQUISE LEE-WR-USC-NFL COMP-TORRY HOLT-(retired)-With the browns deciding to bring in Manziel another weapon to make his transition to the big time easier couldn't hurt..Lee looked like a top 10 pick in 2012 , but bad QB play & play calling , combined with a lot of early drops and a deep receiver class make him a bargain for the browns at  number 35. 



36.OAKLAND-#JACE AMARO-TE-TEXAS TECH -NFL COMP-JEREMY SHOCKEY-retired-BPA-Best Player Available. That's all the raiders should be doing. They will probably split the difference and go BPA at positions of need. Amaro is a great value either way and is just way too talented to be here this late ,but the NFL is getting far more cautious about players with character questions in their past . This is definitely a steal and Raider fans should be rejoicing . Amaro is record breaking receiving tight end that has shown a willingness to block in those rare chances he has been asked to.



37.ATLANTA-KONY EALY-DE/DT-MIZZOU-NFL COMP-OSI UMENYIORA-ATL-The Falcons lack of a pass rush was obvious to anyone who watched them this year. Their young corners played very well when you consider how long they had to cover too often. Ealy is a versatile player who can rush off the edge or move inside on obvious passing downs. 



38. TAMPA BAY-XAVIER SU'A-FILO-OL-UCLA-NFL COMP-MAX UNGER-SEA- The career threatening infection perennial pro bowler Carkl Nicks has had since joining the Bucs has held him to only nine games since joining the team. Combined with the cutting of the perennially overrated Davin Joseph has Tampa Bay in need of a guard. Su'a is a mature (25 years old due to a 2 year Mormon mission) and versatile lineman that would be a top 20 pick if he was 22 instead of 25 . While he can play all five O-line positions his best fit right now is at guard. 




39.JACKSONVILLE-SCOTT CRICHTON-DE-ORE.ST-NFL COMP-RYAN KERRGAN-WASH-Head coach Gus Bradley is a Pete Carrol protege who wants to man uo his corners outside and then bring pressure up front . Unfortunately the aging & well paid Jason Babin is the only player who got much pressure last season . Even if they decide to keep Babin and pay his 6 million dollar salary after a down season , help rushing the passer is needed . The versatile Crichton plays with the strength to hold down the strong side , but he has also played weak-side end, has kicked inside , and was the focal point of offensive blocking schemes at Oregon state .He has the relentless motor of a good NFL pass rusher ,and should see enough one on one blocks in Jacksonville to make an immediate impact as a rookie .



 
40.SEATTLE-(minn)-JOEL BITONIO-T/G-NEV-NFL COMP-ROGER SAFFOLD-RAMS-Right tackle Breno Giacomini was nothing special on a a So-so line , but he was still the hawks 3rd best starting O-Lineman . His loss to the Jets will be felt. Bitonio can probably play all 5 positions on the O-line, although a center conversion would take awhile. My guess is that he will start at right tackle for the champs right out of the gate.


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41.BUFFALO-XAVIER SU'A-FILO-G/T-UCLA-NFL COMP-MAX UNGER-SEA-Doug Legursky and especially Colin Brown were bad at left guard last season. Giving EJ Manuel his best chance to succeed should be Doug Marone's main focus , and Su'a does that. . Su'a is a mature (25 years old due to a 2 year Mormon mission) and versatile lineman that would be a top 20 pick if he was 22 instead of 25 . While he can play all 5 O-line positions his best fit right now is at guard., but with Eric Wood's injury history he could be playing center soon. 





.42.TENNESEE-*LOUIS NIX-NT-N.DAME-NFL COMP-VINCE WILFORK-NE-Now that the Titans are switching to a 3-4 its obvious they lack a true nose-tackle. Sammie might be able to hold up against the run, and Jurrell Cadey could probably do a good job as a shaded nose if they want to run a one gap scheme, but neither is a true old school 3 down NT . Enter Nix . He is that rarest of all NFL players. A true space eating two gap 3-4 nose tackle that can also contribute as a pas rusher. He really is a great value here who should' not be here this late., and if the ritans took him at #11 it wouldn't shock me,  but it just goes to show you how a draft can fall sometimes. 



43.GIANTS-*MARCUS MARTIN-C/G-USC-NFL COMP-MIKE POUNCEY-SEA-The giants O-line was abysmal last season. Even former perennial all-pro Chris Snee played badly , although injury was a part of that , and he ended up missing most of the season .Still he will be 32 next season and is on the decline . LT William Beatty played well enough to get a new contract in 2012, but played like crap after he got it. 1rst round draft pick Justin Pugh played right tackle poorly for the 1rst half of the season but he did improve in the second half . Although his short arms make me think he would be a better fit inside long term .With David Diehl finally put out to pasture and Kevin Boothe shuffled between LG and center they need at least 1 new O-lineman . Martin was a surprising late entry into the draft and is the best center prospect in this draft, who actually played the position last season . .He will be one of the first interior lineman off the board and was even a heck of a guard n 2012 .Whether Martin ends up at guard or center this year he is a long term fit as a starter for the giants.




44.RAMS-LaMARCUS JOYNER-CB/S-FLA.ST-NFL COMP-TYRANN MATHIEU-AZ-In the last 2 years under Jeff Fisher the rams have made a large jump in talent thanks to the RG3 trade and a few free agent deals. The area they have neglected is safety with only the injured TJ McDonald being brought in through the draft. Why they cut Quintin Mikel is beyond me and this will probably be a need . The rams also cut veteran corner Cortland Finnegan.  The versatile Joyner can play both positions . He is also the kind of guy that will push everyone around him to play better.




45.LIONS-#RA'SHEDE HAGEMAN-DT-MINN-NFL COMP-JOHN HENDERSON-retired-With Ndamuking Suh holding the Lions hostage with his huge salary , and so far refusing to alleviate their salary cap burden unless he gets a deal that pays him QB money, the Lions need to plan wisely for the future at DT . I have little doubt they find a way to keep Suh eventually, but if they brake the bank for him how will they afford Nick Fairley next off-season ? Fairley is a good player , and  while he's not Suh , I bet he wants to be paid like him. Hagemen is an immense talent looks like a boom or bust guy to me. I 'll bet being in a room where he isn't the most talented guy could inspire Hagemen to try and reach his awesome potential .

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46.STEELERS-STEPHON TUITT-DE/DT-N.DAME-NFL COMP-RICHARD SEYMOUR-Once a cornerstone of the Pittsburgh defense :Brett Keisel will be a 34 year old past his prime free agent very soon. Add that Ziggy Hood has been the rare Steeler 1rst round draft pick to disappoint enough to probably not be welcomed back next year ,and the Steelers have a big need for good 5 technique DE to pair with Cameron Heyward. While he wasn't completely healthy ,and didn't play as well this season as he did last year, Tuitt is the prototype 3-4 end that is a key to Dick Lebeau's defense. Injuries are the only reason he falls this far and its a steal if he does.



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47.DALLAS-(49ers)-*JEREMIAH ATTACHOU-OLB/DE-GA.TECH-NFL COMP-JUSTIN HOUSTON-Pressure from the front 4 is essential in this defense. Dallas has a horrible cap situation , so improving their roster is mainly going to be done by way of the draft. .It's on the D-Line where the cowboys have had an unprecedented rash of injuries so it should be somewhere on the D-line that they use multiple picks in this draft. A replacement for coming off a franchise tag (and an almost completely lost season )Anthony Spencer is a possibility, although Sopencer was resigned on a incentive laden deal recently.  . Sadly Dalllas cut HOFer Demarcus Ware (7.4 million cap savings) in a salary cap move. He is still very good ,but after back-to-back injury riddled down seasons the cash strapped boys couldn't afford to pay him a 12 million plus base salary , or push that money farther into the future . With George Selvie looking more like a rotational guy long term despite an excellent season last year , and journeyman Jeremy ,Mincey being slated to start right now at least one edge rusher is needed. 
The explosive and athletic Attaochu finally showed he was healthy at his pro day .Although most see him as a tweener , I believe his frame is big enough to add 10-15 more pounds so he can hold up long term at DE. Prior to this season he primarily was a linebacker . This year he steadily improved as a DE and could be on the cusp of breaking through. Rod Marinelli is just the guy to mold him into an elite edge rusher





48.RAVENS-*DEMARCUS LAWRENCE-DE/OLB-BO.ST-NFL COMP-SHAUN PHILLIPS- In the last few years the ravens have failed at drafting edge rushers. Neither Sergio Kindle , Courtney Upshaw, or John Simon has made much of a dent rushing the passer.  The versatile Lawrence can play both a defensive end and outside linebacker. If he can stay out of trouble(3 different suspensions in college) he will easily be worth this pick.



49.NYJ-.AUSTIN SEFERIAN-JENKINS-TE-WASH-NFL COMP-MARTELLUS BENNETT-CHI-
-If you want Geno Smith to succeed it stands to reason that he will need better receivers. While young Stephen Hill is immensely talented, he is still very raw . The only dependable receiver the Jets currently have is new addition Eric Decker. The jets also love to run the ball. and Jenkins is a heck of a blocker when he wants to be. blocker of all the TE's in this draft. Jenkins has the talent of a top 10 pick, but his effort isn't always top notch from play to play , and he looked out of shape to me this year  . He looked in much better shape at the combine , but a reported routine injury he should be healed from before the draft prevented him from working out. Their is a lot of tape inconsistent tape on him, so it really matters. A huge bodied TE of his talent level ,that is a sure handed receiver and physical blocker ,shouldn't last much longer than this . His medical recheck came back clean and he ran well at his pro day, so he may not even last this long.

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50.MIAMI-GABE JACKSON-G-MISS ST-NFL COMP-LARRY WARFORD-DET-Both Richie Incognito and John Jerry were part of the Hazing scandal and neither will be back. They also haven't resigned former eagles bust Danny Watkins so the cupboard is kinda bare at guard in Miami . Time is running out foe head coach Joe Philbin, Ryan Tannehill was his guy and he needs to show major improvements this season to make sure he and Philbin are around next year . Jackson would help keep him clean . Jackson is a long term starter from the SEC who improved every year .Jackson has a strong anchor to keep a pocket clean and allow his young QB room to step up . This team wants to run the ball ,and moving people against their will is Gabe's specialty .

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51.BEARS-KYLE VAN NOY-OLB-BYU-NFL COMP-KJ WRIGHT-SEA-I am convinced the intelligent and smooth Van Noy can play any linebacker spot in a odd or even front. After the retirement of Urlacher the Bears turned over the middle to rookie 2nd rounder Jon Bostic . The results weren't pretty. I am not saying to give up on him just yet ,but someone young that can play the middle if he falters again would be wise. 31 year old James Anderson was just plain bad last year . Future HOFer Lance Briggs is 34 and near the end of a great career. Van Noy would be an upgrade somewhere in the bear LB core.




52.ARIZONA-*TROY NIKLAS-TE-N.DAME-NFL COMP-JASON WITTEN-DALL-The Cardinals have a bunch of TE's with different skill sets , but none are that great at what they do, and none have anywhere close to a complete skill set . Niklas is the best blocker of the big 5 TE's in this draft , and he has also shown the skills to be a good receiving threat . With a little time he could be the elite all around tight end every offense wants, especially Bruce Arians. The hernia that was found at the combine probably keeps him out of the first round, but I think he will be fine for the season. He is also a huge sure handed target over the middle that Smith could rely on.



53.GREEN BAY-CHRIS BORLAND-ILB-WISC-NFL COMP-STEPHEN TULLOCH-DET-Both AJ Hawk and Brad Jones were disappointing last year. Hawk has never lived up to his pre-draft ranking. Borland is the kind of instinctual hard working gamer that will probably outplay his draft status, and QB a defense for a long time. If he was just 2 inches taller Borland would be a 1rst round pick .The Wisconsin team captain would also really please the Packer faithful and could be the missing piece inside the packer linebacker core.
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54.EAGLES-JORDAN MATTHEWS-WR-VANDY-NFL COMP-JORDY NELSON-GB-The release of Desean Jackson can be seen as addition by subtraction. The attitude, showboating, dumb plays, and company he allegedly keeps off the field won't be missed. Still, 82 catches for 1332 yards and 9 TD's, with some return game talent thrown in,is not easily replaced. The Eagles need a new #1 receiver . The polished Matthews is the all-time leading receiver in the SEC despite having poor QB play every year. Jordan cal also play the X,Z, and the slot. Matthews can give Foles a threat that will be where he is supposed to be, can be relied upon to make the catch , and he even blocks well .



55.BENGALS-KAREEM MARTIN-DE-N.CAR-NFL COMP-MICHAEL JOHNSON-CINC-the loss of Michael Johnsion to Tampa Bay is supposed to be filled by the huge and raw Margus Hunt. Whether he is ready or not now Martin is a versatile lineman with a frame similar to Johnsons. He has the ability to play both end positions and even kick inside on 3rd downs.



56.SAN FRANCISCO-(chiefs)-STANLEY JEAN-BAPTISTE-CB/S-NEB-NFL COMP-RICHARD SHERMAN-SEA-The 49ers have one of the leagues most talented rosters and way too many picks. Since their isn't going to be many openings on this roster trading some of the picks to move around, get what they want most out of this draft , and maybe get some picks for next seasons draft to boot makes sense. While Carlos Rogers is still a decent corner he will be 33 next season, overpaid for his current production, and the 49ers saved about 5 million off their cap when they cut him. The large Baptiste would give them a Richard Sherman type corner to man up and press the other teams #1 receiver. 





57.CHARGERS-*#CARLOS HYDE-RB-OHIO.ST-NFL COMP-DUECE McCALLISTER-retired-SEA-This is probably the last season for Ryan Mathews as a charger even though he is coming off his best season as a pro .His career long penchant for fumbling or getting hurt at the worst time was finally avoided for once in 2013 . However betting on it 2 years in a row seems far fetched to me right now .Danny Woodhead is a great complimentary player,  but its hard to imagine that his small frame could handle 300 touches.Hyde is a large well rounded power back that wears down defenses , and looks strongest late in games. He's a closer that would take a lot of pressure off of Rivers, and the only running back in this draft I gave a first round grade to . If it weren't for the off the field and maturity questions I believe he would actually be drafted in the first. 




58.SAINTS -WESTON RICHBURG-C-COL.ST-NFL COMP-JASON KELCE-PHIL- Losing Brian De La Puente to the bears has to be a blow to Drew Brees . Those 2 stud guards and a good center are what allow the shorter Brees to step up in the pocket and make throws. Richburg is a small school stud who has really impressed since the season ended. After his all-star game success I started watching his tape and was pleasantly surprised. He is actually an anomaly as far as draft prospects go. Usually the more tape I watch on a player the more his flaws stand out. With Richburg I just came to appreciate him more.



59.COLTS-DAVID YANKEY-G/T-STANFORD-NFL COMP- ALEX BOONE-SF-It's really good that Andrew Luck is a big strapping mobile QB . Otherwise I doubt he would have survived the season intact with the horrible way his guards and center played this year . You think Luck's great now ? Imagine him with time to throw without a couple of dudes about to smack him in the teeth , and a lot less bruises. The colts need to draft a guard and center with their first 2 picks (and maybe even sign another in free agency) to give him a chance to reach his vast potential .Yankey played his college ball with Luck at Stanford , and although he has played left tackle in the past , he is absolutely better inside at guard.   .



60.PANTHERS-*CYRUS KOUANDJIO-OT-ALA-NFL COMP-JASON PETERS-PHIL- I not only doubt current right tackle Byron Bells long term potential on the outside, but underrated long term left tackle (and possible future HOFer) Jordan Gross just up & retired . Offensive tackle is now absolutely their number one need.Kouandjou's knee was failed by some teams at the scouting combine but Roger Saffold can tell you that not every team doctor see's the same thing in a physical . Whether it's out of desperation or they truly see his knee as serviceable I am now betting someone will still take him late in the first/top of the second round unless more bad medical stuff comes out . How many years can he play at a high level ? 3-5-7 ? Or will he be able to play 10 years but need to miss games periodically to rest his knee ? There is no way of knowing for sure because each individual is different . I like to be conservative so I will say 5 years . He is still a huge framed, long armed guy with decent feet and is a physical run blocker. Right now if you put Cyrus in at left tackle it would still be an upgrade over what some teams currently have , although that's not saying much . If he can play at an above average level throughout his first contract he is still worth this pick.They should also pursue at least one interior lineman in the draft or free agency if they are smart.







61.SAN FRANCISCO-*CODY LATIMER-WR-IND-NFL COMP-ALSHON JEFFERY-CHC- Anquan Boldin is in his 30's and Michael Crabtree is an injury prone soon to be free agent.. Latimer is the big late riser in this draft. After he was healed up and got a chance to show his stuff at his pro day everyone went to the tape. Personally I was impressed with his ball skills and lack of fear over the middle, but he doesn't look as fast as his forty time on film. 


 

62.PATRIOTS-CJ FIEDOROWICZ-TE-IOWA-NFL COMP-MERCEDES LEWIS-JAX-DALL-The entire offense the Patriots want to run is predicated on 2 tight end sets . Right now even if Gronk is completely healthy for the season he is called on to block a lot , because he is far better than any other blocking TE the pats have .Fiedorowicz is a good blocker who would allow Gronk to spend more time wreaking havoc downfield . CJ is also sure handed and athletic enough to also be a threat as a receiver as well 




63.BRONCOS-DEVANTE ADAMS-WR-FRES.ST-NFL COMP-JAMES JONES-GB-With the addition of Will Montgomery the Broncos can now move Manuel Ramirez back to guard and have no big needs . In that case the take the best player available and give Peyton Manning another weapon. Adams is an explosive sure handed receiver that Stafford could count on long term, and with so many drops in Detroit a sure handed guy is needed. After a year or two in a NFL weight training program I could see him becoming a bigger, faster elite NFL # receiver . Hopefully the work ethic of Welker & Thomas wears off on him and he realizes his potential



 

64.SEATTLE-KAREEM MARTIN-DE-N.CAR-NFL COMP-MICHAEL JOHNSON-CINC-First and foremost Pete Carroll is a defensive coach who wants to attack. The hawks have deservedly become a destination for players seeking a ring now. They ended up getting both Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett on short term deals at a reasonable price last off season .Both had excellent years rushing the passer, but Bennett's deal was only for 1 year, as opposed to Avril's 2 year deal. The Seahawks have a lot of young cheap players right now due to excellent drafting, but they aren't very far away from free agency ,and are going to get a lot more expensive soon . Just to keep the core pro bowlers that are going to be free agents very soon like Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, and Earl Thomas is going to be very expensive in 2014-15-16. Bennett's great year is going to make him a lot of money in free agency that they can't match if they want to retain those core player long term , The man got his ring so it was well worth it! .They paid him but still need more pass rushers.  The versatile Martin has the size and athletic ability to play all up and down this line, but he needs coaching to harness his awesome talents. 



ROUND 3


65.TEXANS-#JACK MEWHORT-T/G-NFL COMP-BRYAN BULAGA-GB

66.WASHINGTON-TERRENCE BROOKS-S-FLA.ST-NFL COMP-BRANDON MERIWEATHER-WASH
67.OAKLAND-DEREK CARR-QB-FRES.ST-NFL COMP-TONY ROMO-DALL-
68.ATLANTA-ALLEN ROBINSON-WR-PENN ST-NFL COMP-DEZ BRYANT-DALLAS
69.TAMPA BAY-BISHOP SANKEY-RB-WASH-LeSEAN McCOY-PHIL
70.JAGUARS-#*KEITH McGILL-CB/S-UTAH-NFL COMP-RASHEAN MATHIS-DET-
71.BROWNS-DEVONTA FREEMAN-RB-FLA.ST-NFL COMP-AHMAD BRADSHAW-INDY
72.VIKINGS-CHARLES SIMS-RB-W.VA-NFL COMP-JOIQUE BELL-DET
73.BILLS-*BASHAUD BREELAND-CB-CLEM-NFL COMP-JOHNATHAN JOSEPH-CB-HOU
74.GIANTS-TRE MASON-RB-AUB-NFL COMP-MAURICE JONES-DREW-FA
75.RAMS-*JARVIS LANDRY-WR-LSU-NFL COMP-JERICHO COTCHERY-PITT.
76.LIONS-PHILLIP GAINES-CB-RICE-NFL COMP-ALAN BALL-JAX
77.SAN FRANCISCO(tenn)-TIMMY JERNIGAN-DT-FLA.ST-NFL COMP-JURRELL CASEY-TENN
78.DALLAS-.WILL SUTTON-DT-AZ-NFL COMP-KYLE WILLIAMS-BUFF
79.RAVENS-#JEREMY HILL-RB-LSU-NFL COMP-STEVEN JACKSON-ATL
80.JETS-BRUCE ELLINGTON-WR-S.CAR-NFL COMP-DWAYNE HARRIS-DALL
81.MIAMI-#MARTAVIS BRYANT-WR-CLEM-NFL COMP-SIDNEY RICE-FA
82.BEARS-PAUL RICHARDSON-WR-COL-NFL COMP-NATE WASHINGTON-TENN
83.BROWNS-(,pitt)-TRAI TURNER-G/C-LSU-NFL COMP-MACKENZY BERNADEAU-DALL
84.ARIZONA-JIMMY GAROPPOLO-QB-E.ILL-NFL COMP-KURT WARNER-retire
85.PACKERS-DaQUAN JONES-DT-PENN ST-NFL COMP-RANDY STARKS-MIA
86.EAGLES-PIERRE DESIR-CB-LIND-NFL COMP-SEAN SMITH-KC
87.CHIEFS-JARED ABBREDERIS-WR-WISC-NFL COMP-BRIAN HARTLINE-MIA
88.BENGALS-*ZACH METTENBURGER-QB-LSU-NFL COMP-JOE FLACCO-BALT
89.CHARGERS-DONTE MONCRIEF-WR-O. MISS-NFL COMP-MILES AUSTIN-DALL
90.COLTS-WILL CLARKE-W.VA-NFL COMP-CARLOS DUNLAP-CINC
91.ARIZONA-(saints)-BRENT URBAN-DE/DT-VA-NFL COMP-JASON HATCHER-DALL
92.PANTHERS-BILLY TURNER-T/G-N.DAK ST-NFL COMP-ORLANDO FRANKLIN-DENV
93.PATRIOTS-.#KELCY QUARLES-DT-S.CAR-NFL COMP-NICK FAIRLEY-DET
94.SAN FRANCISCO-CHRISTIAN KIRKSEY-LB-IOWA-NFL COMP-JEROD MAYO-NE-
95.DENVER#KADEEM CAREY-RB-ARIZONA-NFL COMP-PIERRE THOMAS-NO-
96.VIKINGS-(seatlle)-JAYLIN WATKINS-CB/S-FLA-NFL COMP-BRANDON CARR-DALL
97.(comp)-STEELERS-*ANTONIO RICHARDSON-OT-TENNESEE-NFL COMP-ANDRE WHITWORTH-CINC
98.(comp)-PACKERS-.#VICTOR HAMPTON-CB/S-S.CAR-NFL COMP-VONTAE DAVIS-INDY
99.(comp)-RAVENS-*JORDAN TRIPP-LB-MONT-NFL COMP-NICK BURNETT-WASH-
100.(comp)-SAN FRANCISCO-LOGAN THOMAS-QB/TE-VA.TECH-NFL COMP-CAM NEWTON-CAR