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 Panthers – Patrick 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 Tebows – Marcell 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 Bills – Nick Fairley – DT/DE – Good player that gives them some schematic versatility.
  4. Cincinnati Bungles – Blaine Gabbert – QB – Carson Palmer is no longer in town and won’t come back. Little Palmer is not the answer.
  5. Arizona Cardinals – Von 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 49ers – Robert Quinn – DE/OLB – Helps to improve a decent 49ers D.
  8. Tennessee Flaming Tacks – Cam Newton – QB – The Titans owner loves him some athletic QB. Sorry Rusty.
  9. Dallas Cowgirls – Prince Amukamara – CB – That secondary was atrocious last year. This helps fix it.
  10. Washington Redskins – Julio Jones – WR – The team doesn’t really have an offensive playmaker at the WR position.
  11. Houston Tinhorns – JJ 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 Vikings – Jake Locker – QB – It makes too much sense to not be this.
  13. Detroit Lions – Tyron Smith – T – Arguably the best OT out there. The Lions finally decide to invest in a protection plan for Stafford.
  14. St. Louis Rams – Mike Pouncey – G – The Rams decide to protect their investment.
  15. Miami Dolphins – Mark 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 Jaguars – Colin 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 Patriots – Cam Jordan – DE – Somehow, the Patriots always get what they want. That young defense gets even younger at its oldest position.
  18. San Diego Bolts – Aldon Smith – LB – The Bolts could use more LB’s.
  19. New York Giants – Anthony Costanzo – OT – Giants OL struggled last year.
  20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Da’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 Chiefs – Nate Solder – OT – They have a good run game and some decent receivers. Solidify the line and those players get even better.
  22. Indianapolis Dolts – Gabe Carimi – OT – The Colts need some help along the OL. They are getting old and struck out with the last OT pick.
  23. Philadelphia Eagles – Jimmy 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 Saints – Corey Liuget – DL – The Saint’s DL needs to improve.
  25. Seattle Seahawks – Ryan Mallet – QB – Seattle tries to find the heir to the Hasselbeck throne. The Seahawks could also go OL.
  26. Baltimore Ravens – Brandon 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 Falcons – Cameron 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 Bears – Derrick Sherrod – OT – The Bears OL sucks. Plain and simple.
  30. New York Jets – Brooks Reed – OLB – The Jets have some holes on offense (WR) and defense (Rush LB).
  31. Pittsburgh Steelers – Phil Taylor – NT –  The Steelers need help on the OL and in the secondary. The DL is also getting old.
  32. Green Bay Packers – Justin 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)