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Saturday, May 2, 2015

2015 DAY THREE 4th Round MOCK DRAFT

A LOT of really good players fell out of the first round. Day three starts at 12pm EST today, ,covering the 4th thru 7th round, but I will only go the 4th round because I now think it's impossible to predict what a specific team will do late in the draft. I am leaving La'el Collins out of the draft now because he says he will not play for any team that drafts him later than he deserves to go.Tennesee is on the Clock. Remember this what I think teams will do, not what i would.Good luck to you all.



100.TENNESEE -TJ CLEMMINGS - OT - PITTSBURGH 
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - JASON PETERS - PHILADELPHIA
The Titans drafted Potasi yesterday, and while he can play tackle, he is a better fit at guard.After they drafted Taylor Lewan last season I expected the titans to have one of the league's better O-lines last season, but it didn't work out that way. I expected them to start Lewan at Right tackle, move Oher to guard, and Levitre to center. That lineup added to right guard Chance Warmack, and long term stud left tackle Michael Roos, looked awesome to me. However, it didn't go that way. They started Oher at RT, kept Levitre at guard, and Lewan was used as a blocking TE to start the year. Once Roos got hurt Lewan slid in at LT, and now Roos has retired. They signed former Panther Byron Bell to compete for the  right tackle spot, in what is almost a free agent swap for the disappointing Oher. Bell was really bad last year. MUCH worse than Oher,  and I wouldn't want him as a starter at either tackle spot. Clemmings is a muscular, fit ,long armed, agile athlete for an offensive tackle. Usually you find a player with his tools on the left side, but TJ is a converted DE who moved to right tackle 2 seasons ago, and he is still learning ,so a transition to the left side could take awhile. He can play even play guard now until he learns more technique, but in 3 years he just might be the be the best  tackle to come out of this draft .Personally I would prefer him over Bell every day of the week at RT, despite his inexperience, and twice on Sunday.
Rreportedly the only reason Clemmings has fallen this far is that a stress fracture in his foot has scared teams into thinking he might not be ready to start the season.



101.NEW ENGLAND-(tampa bay) - TRE JACKSON-G-FLA ST
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON -BOBBIE WILLIAMS - retired
The patriots first and foremost priority should always to be to protect Tom Brady, but they have failed in their duty for the most part this year, especially on the inside. Not one guard on their team has done a good job of keeping the pressure out of Brady's face. Jackson is big nasty guard that played in a pro style system in college.


102.OAKLAND-  GRADY JARRETT - DT - CLEMSON
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - GENO ATKINS - CINCINNATI
After letting Antonio Smith go the raiders don't have one good pass rushing DT. 
Jarrett is a stud who's underrated becuase he lacks length, but he can kill it from the 1 or 3 technique. 



103.JACKSONVILLE- **NEVILLE HEWITT - LB - MARSHALL
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - JEROD MAYO - NE
Middle linebacker Pau Posluszny will be 31 this year and missed a lot of time due to an injury last tear. JT tHoams tried to fill in for him when he went down, but the result weren't pretty, and he signed with the Giants anyway. Out of all the players in this entire draft Hewitt impressed me the most. I wil tell you why, as it's not all about football. I had a major disc injury to my back about 8 years ago, It changed almost everything in my daily life.  How I sleep, lift weights, what sports I can recreation-ally play in my free time, etc. After I heard Hewitt had a disc injury before the season I wasn't expecting much. Not only did I NOT see any tentativeness in his game, he played even better than last year. He has the movement skills to also play outside and played a safety/OLB role last season. After adding 15 pounds of muscle before the combine I also think he has the toughness and football IQ for the inside.I would take him higher, but i doubt an NFL team will.




104.NYJ - TAIWAN JONES  -ILB - MICHIGAN ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - DAVID HARRIS - NYJ
MLB David Harris has been a stalwart inside for the jets fro close to a decade. despite having a shiny new 3 year contract, he is 31 years old, and a player with similar attributes to learn behind him make sense to me.


105.WASHINGTON -**ANTHONY HARRIS-S-VA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - TASHAUN GIPSON - CLEVELAND
The skins had veterans Ryan Clark and Brandon Merweather starting at safety last year, and the results weren't pretty, especially in coverage. Both are unsigned free agents right now, and while bringing in young Jeron Johnson to compete for one safety spot probably is a good idea, a young guy who can cover in the back half would really help out new defensive coordinator Joe Barry.Harris a rangy ball hawk that fits best in a deep center fielder role.


106.CHICAGO- #CHARLES GAINES-CB-LOUISVILLE
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON CHRIS HOUSTON - FA
The Bears still need help at corner for the future . Tim Jennings is still their best corner right now , and he is 31 an undersized. Had a couple of suspensions earlier in his career , but also assumed a leadership role later on.Cocky former wide receiver who battles the whole game, but sometimes gets caught up in he fight instead of paying attention to his responsibilities. Needs to get stronger to hold up against the run. Fast in a straight line and good ball skills, but technique is spotty everywhere.




107.ATLANTA- JUSTIN HARDY - WR - E.CAROLINA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - RANDALL COBB - GB
Although the falcons lost Harry Douglas in free agency this isn't a big need, but he is the best player available. Hardy is smart shifty receiver with good hands,an the ability to make people miss. He is also highly competitive in all phases and is even a good blocker, which is rare for a guy that fits best in the slot.


108.TITANS-(giants)- **DERRON SMITH - S-FRESNO ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - NFL COMP-ANTOINE BETHEA-SF
Incumbent safety Michael Griffin is 30 years years old, his play declined last season, and 2016 is the last year of his 6.5 million a year contract. It might behoove the Titans to draft a young safety in case they decide to move on from him after the season. Incoming free agent safety Da'Norris Searcy will play probably play SS this year, but he can also play free safety. Smith played better as a junior ,but he got injured early as a senior ,and missed most of the season. Undersized and a free safety only, but he can cover some slot guys. Is a play-maker against the run or pass. A ball hawk who either goes for the pick, or ties to separate the ball carrier from the ball. he is also a big hitter in run support.
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109.COLTS -(tampa bay,st.louis)- JAMES SAMPLE-S-LOUISVILLE
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON-DAWAN LANDRY-NYJ
Laron Landry was cut and Seegio Brown left in free agency, so the Colts need a new strong safety.Sample didn't have the picks of his safety counterpart Gerod Holliman , but he is a much more well rounded player. Sample is smart, disciplined, and a REALLY superior tackler compared to Holliman.






110.MINNESOTA- DAVID COBB-RB-MINNESOTA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - ALFRED MORRIS - WASHINGTON
With Adrian Peterson unhappy, Jerick McKinnon being more of a tandem back guy right now, and Matt Asiata just a short yardage guy, it's a safe bet that the Vikings will be looking to draft at least one back this year. Cobb played his college ball in Minnesota, and he has number one back potential. He could even be the primary ball carrier this year ,if Peterson gets his wish to be traded granted. Even if Peterson stays this year his salary is so high that unless he is still the elite back he was a few years ago this season, they may just cut him after the season.



111.NEW ENGLAND-(cleveland)-#JOSH SHAW-CB/S-USC
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - COREY GRAHAM-BUFF
With the loss of both Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner , corner becomes their number one need, but they also need to get value for their picks.  In the first 2 rounds they would have been reaching for a corner, or taking a guy with character problems they couldn't live with,and the Pats rarely do that. Shaw is a big press corner, but he is too tight and stiff right now to play anything but press and cover 2. Might be a better fit at safety, but with so many big receivers in the league now big press corners are needed. Coming into this season I had Shaw as a guy pegged to go in the top 2 rounds. In fact he was known for his high character. Then he told a big lie that made him look like a hero to cover a sketchy off the field situation.The resultant suspension caused his draft stock to fall. Physical willing tackler , but needs some technique adjustments here.



112.REDSKINS-(seattle,new orleans)- DARYL WILLIAMS - OT - OKLAHOMA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - WILLIE ANDERSON - retired
Williams is a big mauling right tackle that gives them insurance on the outside, and also allows them to move Brandon Scherff to guard if Williams turns out to be worthy of starting, and they want to get their 5 best O-lineman on the fields at the same time.





113.PHILADELPHIA-(49ers,buffalo)- ADRIAN AMOS - S - PENN ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - BRODNEY POOL-retired
The Eagles need another safety to replace Nate Allen, and Chip Kelly loves great athletes with good football character , and that's Amos. Amos surprised me with his athleticism at the combine, and it caused me to take a deeper look at his tape. He is better as center fielder free safety and he can cover the slot, but his football IQ still needs some work. He has strong safety size, but isn't the physcial run support player his size suggest.He should challenge for a job as a rookie , and be a solid special teams player out of the gate.





114.MIAMI - TYRUS THOMPSON - OT - OKLAHOMA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - DOUG FREE - DALLAS
Miami has invested a lot in their O-line in the last few years, and while all the players haven't quite worked out yet, they were beset by injuries last season. Thompson can play both tackle spots in case Brandon Albert goes down again, or if Ja'Wuan James doesn't step up his game this year. He is a talented guy with long arms & starter potential if the coaching staff can get him to play with more of an edge & more consistency.


115.CLEVELAND-(buffalo)- #TROY HILL - CB - OREGON
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - BRENT GRIMES - MIAMI
Newly signed 32 year old Tramon Williams is past his prime and probably justa short term stop at corner. Last season when the Browns drafted a corner they went with the highest upside in Justin Gilbert, and he hasn't worked out yet. With the loss of free agent Buster Skrine they would be wise to go with a corner with a higher floor this time.Hill had a great senior season,and while his upside isn't  great he has the attributes of  a long term starter. 



116.CLEVELAND - (TEXANS)- **VINCENT MAYLE - WR - WASHINGTON ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - JAVON WALKER - retired
Here is a novel idea for  Cleveland" DRAFT A FREAKING RECEIVER!".Mayle made a lot of big plays, and while he was the main focus of the Cougars passing attack, he also dropped way too many balls.  He has great size, but lacks overall polish as receiver right now. If he takes to NFL coaching he could be a number one receiver in time. I guess we just have to hope that Cleveland actually has a receiver's coach, because they pay so little attention to the position when acquiring talent that I wonder if they even care.







117.SAN FRANCISCO -(san diego)-KENNY BELL - WR - NEBRASKA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - KENNY STILLS - MIAMI
In San Francisco' power offense receivers are expected to block, and Bell can. In addition he  can be return man, cover kicks, is a smart, a great locker room guy, runs a 4.4, and Oh Yeah, he is also a  good receiver.






118.KANSAS CITY- ANTOINE EVERETT - G/C - McNEESE ST 
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - JEREMY ZUTTAH - BALTIMORE
The Chiefs need a lot of O-line help, which is why I was surprised they let their best guy go, and the fact that center Rodney Hudson went to the raiders is even worse.Everett is a elite athlete for a offensive lineman that played left tackle at a small school for the last 2 years. His best fit is inside though, and long term I like him as a center. 



119.ST. LOUIS-(philadelphia)- BJ FINNEY - C - KANSAS ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - DAVID BASS - retired
I applaud the rams drafting 2 O-lineman in the first 3 riunds, but thy still need a center to replace Scott Wells. Finney is a smart tough 4 year starter at center from a power 5 conference




120.CINCINNATI WES SAXTON - TE - S. ALABAMA 
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - VISANTHE SHIANCOE - FA
With Jermaine Gresham being let go, and Tyler Eifert being injury prone so far in his career, the Bengals need help at TE, Saxton can line up as a FB, move TE, or in line. He is a willing blocker, but needs work in this area. He can be used to create a lot of mismatches against a defense.



121.PITTSBURGH- MIKE DAVIS - RB - S.CAROLINA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - FRANK GORE - COLTS
With Leveon Bell suspended to start the seasson, injury prone Deangelo Williams the only chance of being an every down back in his absence, the Steelers need a another RB.Davis has first round talent, but his effort and conditioning have been questioned in the past. He can be a starter in this league if he wants to, and is already a great pass blocker.





122.BALTIMORE-(detroit) -  RASHAD GREENE - WR - FLORIDA ST.

NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - DeSEAN JACKSON - WASHINGTON
At Florida ST. Greene was the only player that Jameis Winston could count on. With both Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones leaving in free agency at east 2 receivers are needed in this draft. They already took Perriman in the first, but Greene would be an excellent compliment to him and the immortal Steve Smith. He is a smart little tough guy that would be ideal in the slot. If these 2 guys listen to Smith their receiving core could be great, and if they don't he's likely to molly-wop them b oth . So I'm guessing they listen.






123.ARIZONA - **BOBBY RICHARDSON- DT/DE - IND
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - ALLEN BAILEY - KC
Darnell Dockett is gone and the Cards need another 5 technique.While Richardson  has experience as 3-4 end, I think he would be best as 4-3 three technique,, but he can move their when they go to nickle. He is a very productive guy with a with a quick first step, and good length.





124.CAROLINA - TREY FLOWERS - DE - ARK
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - TERRELL SUGGS - BALTIMORE
With the loss of Greg Hardy last season the Panthers pas rush suffered. Charles Johnson still played well, but his sack number were down thanks to a lot more double teams than he was used to . Mario Addison and Kony Ealy had their moments, but neither laid definite claim to the job.Flowers can play the run really well, and he also got steady pressure on the QB in college.





125.BALTIMORE- BUCK ALLEN - RB - USC
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - KEVIN JONES - FA
Reggie Bush is gone, and the Lions want to win tandem backs. Allen is one of the more underrated RB's in a deep class, and if not for fumbling issue I expect he would be a 2nd round pick.


126.SAN FRANCISCO-(denver)- JEREMY LANGFORD-RB-MICH ST
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON- JOSEPH ADDAI - retired
With Frank Gore & Lamichael James leaving ,and Reggie Bush coming in, a new era at RB is in the offing for the 49ers. Carlos Hyde should be the primary ball carrier, with Bush playing a supporting role, especially on 3rd down. However, with Reggie's injury history I would want another guy who can fill his role on the roster. Langofrd is jack of all trades master of none kind of back, but he can play on 3rd down, and that alone makes him valuable. He is one of the more underrated RB's in this draft to me.



127.DALLAS- #** JAY AJAYI - RB - BOISE ST
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - RYAN MATHEWS - PHILADELPHIA
With DeMarco Murray gone, Darren Mcfadden being older & injury prone, Joseph Addai having been arrested twice in the last year, and Lance Dunbar being an undersized & underused scat back , the cowboys need at least one RB in this draft. Ajayi is a big power power back with surprisingly nimble feet and good moves for his size. He can excel in any offense , and a year of sharing carries should help his body to recover from 2 straight years of a heavy workload. He had a major knee injury in his past , and some teams reportedly failed the knee at his combine medical check. A lack of cartilage isn't the end of that world. He could play 5 years and be fine, or he could blow his knee on the first hit of training camp, but that is true of all running backs.That knee and the aforementioned heavy workload last year are the only reasons why I don't have in my top 32. Ajayi is from Texas and he's got to be worth the risk this late.




128.TAMPA BAY-(colts)- **MIKE BENNET - DT - OHIO ST
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON JONATHAN BABINEAUX - ATL
The Tampa 2 is predicated on getting  a pass rush with your front 4,and rotating those rushers. Bennett is a penetrating 3 technique that can get into the backfield and cause trouble against the run or pass. He's a steal this late.




129.GREEN BAY- OBUM GWACHAM-OLB/DE
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - MANNY LAWSON - BUFFALO
Julius Peppers will turn 36 before the next Super Bowl, and while he played pretty we last season, the pack should be looking for his long term replacement. Gwachum has that attacking explode off the snap style that teams crave at OLB, and the agility to also drop into coverage. A year in a NFL weight room, and time to watch and learn from Matthews & Peppers could lead to him being a starter.


130.SEATTLE - KWON ALEXANDER - OLB - LSU
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - DeANDRE LEVY-DET
With Former Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith leaving to the Raiders in free agency the Seahawks need a new OLB that can cover. Alexander can cover a lot of ground against the run or pass. 





131.NEW ENGLAND - MALCOLM BROWN - RB -TEXAS
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - FRED JACKSON - BUFF
A running back who can get you the first down on short yardage plays, run out the clock and bull over defenders late in games, pass protect, catch, and never fumbles , is what we call a  closer in coach speak. When he also has high character on and off field I tend to think of him as a Parcells/Belichick guy. Parcells is retired so that just leaves Belichick.


132.SAN FRANCISCO-(compensatory) - **IFO EKPRE OLUMNU -CB/S - OREGON
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - TYRANN MATHIEU - AZ
In recent yeras the 49ers have shown a pattern of taking really good inured palyers and letting them heal up. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, but Ifo fits that pattern. If he had come out as a junior he would have been a first round pick. After a major knee injury ,and a year where his play slipped a little, I think the 4th round is appropriate for the right team. He can play the slot and is tough enough to also pay safety.


133.DENVER-(compensatory) -DENVER-SHAQ MASON - C/G - GEORGIA TECH
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - MONTRAE HOLLAND - retired
Denver's mix and match O-line last season is still in transition, and needs more depth . Mason is a project in the NFL, but if you need a cut block he's your guy. with Kubiak installing the zone cut blocking scheme Mason's transition to the pro's could go smoother.





134.SEATTLE-(compensatory) - **DAVIS TULL-OLB/DE-TN.CHATTANOOGA
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - CLAY MATTHEWS - GREEN BAY
Seattle loves pass rushers in every shape and form. Unlike most teams they don't focus on what player can't do. Tull is an explosive athlete from a small school that profiles best as 3-4 OLB, but they can use him at LEO, on special teams, or as a situation pass rusher right out of the gate.



135.CINCINNATI-(compensatory) - ANDREW GALLIK - C - BOSTON COLLEGE
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - DOMINICK RAIOLA - FA
Rookie Russell Bodine started all but one game at center for the Bengals, and the results were below average. He could make a big jump in year 2 , but the Bengals should protect themselves. Gallik is a smart physical 3 year starter that can come in and push Bodine for the job as a rookie.


136.BALTIMORE-(compensatory) - KYLE EMANUEL - OLB/DE - N. DAKOTA ST.
NFL PLAYER COMPARISON - ROB NINKOVICH - NE
Dumervill wil be 31, Sugggs 33, and McPhee is gone. A young edge rusher would help this defense.
Emanuel is a high motor edge rusher that can at least help out in a rotation while he gets stronger.





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