Love it or Hate it – Mock Draft

Mock draft competition! I will not looooose! This is my expert opinion on how things will play out.
  1. Carolina PanthersPatrick Peterson – CB – I have a hard time believing these QB’s will be rated this highly. I think they give the current crop of QB’s one more year to sort themselves out.
  2. Denver TebowsMarcell Dareus – DE/DT – Switching back to a 4-3 defense requires some retooling. They don’t need a receiver and won’t take a QB.
  3. Buffalo BillsNick Fairley – DT/DE – Good player that gives them some schematic versatility.
  4. Cincinnati BunglesBlaine Gabbert – QB – Carson Palmer is no longer in town and won’t come back. Little Palmer is not the answer.
  5. Arizona CardinalsVon Miller – OLB – Great rush backer. Fits into the 3-4 here.
  6. Cleveland Browns - AJ Green - WR – It just makes too much sense. They give McCoy another target to throw to.
  7. San Fransisco 49ersRobert Quinn – DE/OLB – Helps to improve a decent 49ers D.
  8. Tennessee Flaming TacksCam Newton – QB – The Titans owner loves him some athletic QB. Sorry Rusty.
  9. Dallas CowgirlsPrince Amukamara – CB – That secondary was atrocious last year. This helps fix it.
  10. Washington RedskinsJulio Jones – WR – The team doesn’t really have an offensive playmaker at the WR position.
  11. Houston TinhornsJJ Watt – DE – This is another team in a defensive transition and it will be looking for LBs and DL that fit the 3-4. Watt fits in as a 3-4 DE.
  12. Minnesota VikingsJake Locker – QB – It makes too much sense to not be this.
  13. Detroit LionsTyron Smith – T – Arguably the best OT out there. The Lions finally decide to invest in a protection plan for Stafford.
  14. St. Louis RamsMike Pouncey – G – The Rams decide to protect their investment.
  15. Miami DolphinsMark Ingram - The players they actually wanted are no longer here. Ingram is the new starting RB as they let the other vets test free agency.And now for a little suspense…
  16. Jacksonville JaguarsColin Kaepernick - QB – His stock is climbing, he has all the intangibles you look for, the triangle numbers, the arm strength, the decision making. ALTERNATIVES – Cam Jordan, Jake Locker, Christian Ponder, Ryan Kerrigan, Prince Amukamara
  17. New England PatriotsCam Jordan – DE – Somehow, the Patriots always get what they want. That young defense gets even younger at its oldest position.
  18. San Diego BoltsAldon Smith – LB – The Bolts could use more LB’s.
  19. New York GiantsAnthony Costanzo – OT – Giants OL struggled last year.
  20. Tampa Bay BuccaneersDa’Quan Bowers - DE - The Bucs are young and ascending. They have a young core of players and look to make the defense stronger. Bowers slips due to injury concerns.
  21. Kansas City ChiefsNate Solder – OT – They have a good run game and some decent receivers. Solidify the line and those players get even better.
  22. Indianapolis DoltsGabe Carimi – OT - The Colts need some help along the OL. They are getting old and struck out with the last OT pick.
  23. Philadelphia EaglesJimmy Smith – CB - The Eagles have a pretty good D and it only gets better with the selection of the talented Jimmy Smith.
  24. New Orleans SaintsCorey Liuget – DL – The Saint’s DL needs to improve.
  25. Seattle SeahawksRyan Mallet – QB – Seattle tries to find the heir to the Hasselbeck throne. The Seahawks could also go OL.
  26. Baltimore RavensBrandon Harris – CB - The secondary has been a problem for a while now. The Ravens get their man and continue their dominating ways on defense. Aaron Williams could be an option.
  27. Atlanta FalconsCameron Heyward – DE – The Falcs could use some defensive upgrades. Hankerson or Ayers could be an option.
  28. New England Patriots - Adrian Clayborne – DE – The Patriots get another DL to help solidify that defense.
  29. Chicago BearsDerrick Sherrod – OT – The Bears OL sucks. Plain and simple.
  30. New York JetsBrooks Reed – OLB – The Jets have some holes on offense (WR) and defense (Rush LB).
  31. Pittsburgh SteelersPhil Taylor - NT -  The Steelers need help on the OL and in the secondary. The DL is also getting old.
  32. Green Bay PackersJustin Houston – OLB – The SB Champs grab another pass rusher to pair with Matthews.


My Jags total dream mock! (with alternates in parenthesis)

All of the players have links to profile pages with stats and such.

1.16 — Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada, 6-4⅝ 233 (or Jordan, Kerrigan, Locker or Ponder)
2.17 — Rodney Hudson, OG, FSU, 6-2⅜ 299 (or Hankerson, Dalton, Foster, Moore)
3.16 — Greg Jones, LB, Michigan St., 6-⅛ 242 (or Jurrell Casey, Edmund Gates, Legree)
4.17 — Marc Schiechl, DE, Colorado School of Mines, 6-2.2 252 (or Devlin, Cecil Shorts, Marsh)
4.24 — Colin McCarthy, LB, Miami (FL), 6-1⅜ 238 (Enderle, Rackley, Nate Irving, Davon House)
5.16 — Mana Silva, S, Hawaii, 6-1 206 (or Anthony Gaitor, Julius Thomas, Lindsey-Woods)
6.17 — Tyler Beiler, WR, Bridgewater, 6-1 185 (or Lester Jean, Mario Harvey, Josh Thomas)


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  • Leffty

    The defense was by FAR the biggest problem for the Jags last season, NOT the quarterback position. Defensive End is the deepest position in this year’s draft, with an especially good crop of edge-rushers from the Big Ten Conference incoming. That’s where the Jags will find the best value at #16, so they should take Wisconsin’s JJ Watt or–if Watt is gone–Purdue’s Ryan Kerrigan. Check it out:

    • The Linebacker

      *Sigh* I really don’t want to get into the debate of need vs. BAP. So, you know what? I won’t.

  • thehof

    Nice color coding. Real fancy. Mel Kiper would be oh so proud.

    Kapernick would be a perfectly acceptable 1st rounder in my opinion. The question, though, is “have too many people heard his name before?”

    • Brandon Clark

      at this point, if you’ve been on the internet you have really heard of Kaepernick.

      I would say that he is “cant-miss” except his delivery is a little slow. Not undraftable slow or Leftwhich-like.
      It’s just that on film it stands out to me that it’s slow and I don’t like that at all

      In this scenario I would take
      First Tier
      Cam Jordan
      Gabe Carimi

      Second Tier
      Ryan Mallett
      Jimmy Smith
      Colin Kaepernick (delivery really concerns me but he is great)

      My first tier are no-fail linemen that at the worst will start for years. My second tier are character question guys that could be excellent pickups but they make me nervous.
      For the Jaguars, it would have to be one of the linemen.

      I still love Andy Dalton here. Heavy, heavy consideration would go towards Dalton. But I would probably side with a lineman.

      This was a great, non-typical draft and the color looks like it took a lot of work. thanks for doing this. I like being forced to think and reconsider, especially when I know it ends soon haha

      • The Linebacker

        We know Jimmy Smith and Mallet won’t be on GM Gene’s board. Plus, I don’t like Mallet. I watched the game against Alabama and he wilted like a old person at a September Jags game.

        • Brandon Clark

          theres the character issues yeah. I hate this type of stuff.
          Percy Harvin stuff
          Jimmy Smith and now ryan mallett. Just play football and keep your nose clean

          alley oop on joke if anyones interested

          • thehof

            If you’re suggesting that Ryan Mallet/Matt Jones would be the most dynamic passing combination in the game as well as the most dynamic partying combination off the field…the answer is, “indeed”.

  • Brandon Clark

    One more thought:

    Adrain Clayborn is amazing

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  • chris

    If the Jags drafted kaepernick just if….Then teh Jags finished dead last this year because we have greater needs…

    We finish last and have Luck from Stanford staring at us…How would you feel as a GM? YOU feel like a moron…

    • Brandon Clark

      i like that you’re thinking.
      I seriously do. There is a lot of “groupthink” going on where everyone is playing follow the leader.

      However, I feel that it is unwise to plan around a few “ifs”.

      Its a two-way street.

      EX: What if Andrew Luck breaks his shoulder and can’t throw well….ever