Sorry it’s been awhile since the last update but it’s been a hectic month and I am pretty exhausted.
This mock will feature 0 draft day trades and is updated for the Revis trade.
1. Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M- With talk of the Chiefs possibly trading Brandon Albert for a 2nd rounder it seems to make Left Tackle a no brainer here for Kansas City. The only other way they could go is Eric Fisher who is also an Offensive Tackle.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon- They could go Tackle with Eric Fisher but they decide to load up the defense for new Head Coach Gus Bradley.
3. Oakland Raiders: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah- The Raiders decide to replace Richard Seymour with this pick since they were able to get a QB for this year in Matt Flynn to compete with Terrell Pryor.
4. Philadelphia Eagles: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan- With the explosive offense Chip Kelly wants to put in place he needs to have strength in the trenches. They go with the second best OT in the draft.
5. Detroit Lions: Lane Johnson, OT, Alabama- The run on Offensive Tackles continues here where the Lions decide their biggest need is keeping Matt Stafford healthy so he can have more time to throw it to Megatron.
6. Cleveland Browns: Ezekiel Ansah, DE/OLB, BYU- They could go Cornerback here to have two solid CBs but if you have a good pass rush even an average secondary will look elite. The Browns think that and add another pass rusher across from Paul Kruger.
7. Arizona Cardinals: Sharif Floyd, DT, Florida- Either way the Cardinals are gonna go DT but I am sure they didn’t expect that DT to be via Floyd falling this far.
8. Buffalo Bills: Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse- The Bills are a bit scared that the Jets might grab him so they decide to go with who is the best fit in the system of new HC Doug Marrone and let the Jets pick the next option at QB.
9. New York Jets: Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSU- The Jets decide to go even younger at OLB on their 3-4 after letting Calvin Pace and Bryan Thomas go in free agency. In a CB Deep class they can wait on a replacement for the recently traded Revis.
10. Tennessee Titans: Dee Millner, CB, Alambama- Somehow Millner fell to this pick and the Titans are so happy to pounce on him the guy running the card may set a new 40 time.
11. San Diego Chargers: Jonathan Cooper, G, UNC- Among the most talented teams a few years ago suddenly the Chargers need to plug quite a few holes and offensive line is a big one. Since the top three tackles are off the board Cooper seems to be the logical choice here.
12. Miami Dolphins: Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame- This seems like a huge reach but at this point the Dolphins other needs who would not be a reach at this point are already taken. So why not add a reliable weapon at a position that is a safety valve for young QBs?
13. New York Jets: Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia- I get that the likelier pick is probably Geno’s teammate at West Virginia Tavon Austin but the Jets are to a point where they need to do something to show the fans they are willing to change. And with a mediocre QB depth chart the biggest thing they could do to inspire hope is get a QB drafted so high there might be hope for the end of the Sanchez era.
14. Carolina Panthers: Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia- And the slide of Austin stops here. This helps the Panthers in two ways. First it gives Cam Newton a future go to WR for once Steve Smith retires. Secondly it prevents a “ready to pounce” Saints from getting him so he can burn secondaries in the South with Brees passing to him for years to come.
15. New Orleans Saints: Sheldon Richardson, DE, Missouri- With the Saints joining the party in the 3-4 defense universe they need to get guys who will make the Linebackers look good. And the very Justin Smith-esque Richardson will wreck havoc on offensive lines.
16. St. Louis Rams: Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia- The Rams have few needs on Defense but they could use another LB. And with this the NFC gets richer.
17. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia- One of the best 3-4 OLB Prospects happens to fall to the Steelers pick after they let James Harrison go. This will not make NFL Conspiracy Theorists go nuts will it?
18. Dallas Cowboys: Kenny Vaccaro, FS, Texas- The Cowboys are glad to jump on Kenny Vaccaro since he fills a big need and is for sure a quality pick. He will wind up being an addition that will make a already strong secondary even better in the switch to a Tampa 2.
19. New York Giants: Bjeorn Werner, DE, FSU- This is the kind of pick the Giants love in round 1. A relentless pass rusher who happens to be there right as the Giants lose a defensive lineman in their rotation. It’s Giants offseason by numbers.
20. Chicago Bears: Xavier Rhodes, CB, FSU- The Bears need some secondary depth at the Cornerback position with that division so they get a big bodied CB who will be needed for facing Calvin Johnson in the near future.
21. Cincinnati Bengals: Eric Reid, S, LSU- The Bengals missed out on Kenny Vaccaro so they decide to go to the next Safety they covet in Eric Reid.
22. St. Louis Rams: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson- One of the most talented WRs in this class and with the lack of depth at WR the Rams spend their second pick in round 1 on a potential top WR.
23. Minnesota Vikings: Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee- There are a number of way the Vikings can go with this pick. They decide to continue the WR run and take Patterson so they can have another option next to Greg Jennigs.
24. Indianapolis Colts: Sylvester Williams, DE, UNC- The Colts need to continue the build of the trenches as they keep up with the conversion to a 3-4 defense that started last season. Williams is the next in line in a really deep DLine Class.
25. Minnesota Vikings: Manti Te’o, ILB, Notre Dame- The next need on the list of the Vikings is at ILB. They are lacking in this respect so they jump on the second best ILB in the 2013 NFL Draft Class in Ole Catfisherman himself.
26. Green Bay Packers: Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee- And the run on Tennessee WRs continues. Green Bay has less depth at WR and let’s face it if Randall Cobb is able to hit Free Agency he is gone too. So WR is a huge need.
27. Houston Texans: Keenan Allen, WR, Cal- With Andre Johnson getting up there age and there really being no legit number 2 at WR for Houston they go with the guy who was the top WR in this class a mere few months ago.
28. Denver Broncos: Tank Carradine, DE/OLB, FSU- Von Miller has been a monster for Denver but they still want to add more of a pass rush. Yes I understand their secondary and coaching led to being one and done but like I said earlier a great pass rush is a cure all on defense.
29. New England Patriots: Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State- Aquib Talib was a great addition but they still need to add another secondary as Talib can’t be on all 4 spots at the same time.
30. Atlanta Falcons: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington- Atlanta is another team who needs to address a secondary that was exposed this year in the post-season. Unlike New England though they have a division where you need a legit secondary to begin with.
31. San Francisco 49ers: Jonathan Crypen, S, Florida International- They have needs at S and DL but this is a deep DL class and they need a starter at FS so they go with a good coverage Safety in Crypen which is what they are looking for after a lack of coverage at the position led to them being 5-1 in the Super Bowl instead of 6-0.
32. Baltimore Ravens: Matt Elam, S, Florida- The Ravens have quite a few players to replace. With the departure of Ed Reed this is a top hope and they decide to address it now instead of later.
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