Thursday, February 14, 2013


2013 Mock 3.0 

Pre Free Agency

  1. Kansas City – Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia –“I am the walrus, goo goo g’joob”. Geno moves to the head of the class by default. The Senior Bowl process did not reveal a number 1. Smith has a strong arm and can create with his legs. It’s a good year to be reminding people of Kaepernick!

  1. Jacksonville – Mike Glennon, QB, N.C. State – Gus Bradley knows he has very little chance with Henne, and less chance with Gabbert. He can’t wait for the leftovers at 33. It’s a good year to be reminding people of Flacco!

  1. Oakland – Star Lotuelei, NT, Utah – The Raiders are a mess in the middle of their D-line. This is no-brainer.

  1. Philadelphia – Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M – If the Eagles move to the 3-4, perhaps Jones is the pick? I doubt it. The medical risks are too high.

  1. Detroit – Damontre Moore, DE/OLB, Texas A&M – The Lions are a pass rush away from the playoffs. The “Silver Surfer” will get a Chrysler commercial.

  1. Cleveland – DeMarus Milliner, CB, Alabama – I doubt Rob Chudzinski will stick with Weeden, but its too early for Manual. Someone commented on this pick, that Fisher makes no sense to the Browns. Well, I know the Browns will hate to pass on Fisher, but the commentator may be correct. I am concerned Milliner will not demonstrate enough straight line speed at the combine but until that time, Milliner is worthy of the 6th overall pick, and suggestion is taken.

  1. Arizona – E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida State – A pure athlete. Yes, a bit of a project, but better than trying to resuscitate the offense with Kolb, Hoyer, Lindley, or Skelton. Not to early for Arians!

  1. Buffalo – Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan – Fisher falls into the Bills lap. Marrone will be able to add Ryan Nassib in the 3rd round after his average Senior Bowl workouts.

  1. N.Y. Jets – Jarvis Jones, DE/OLB, Georgia – Health concerns allow Jones to fall to the Jets. Rex will covet this edge rusher. Are the Jets interested in Nick Foles?
  1. Tennessee- Bjoern Werner, DE/OLB, Florida State – Best player on the board is Werner. Titans may bounce Morgan inside to replace Marks who is a UFA.

  1. San Diego – Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee – Philip Rivers is in his prime. Floyd, Meachem, and Royal are just complementary guys. The Chargers need a horse!

  1. Miami – Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma – The Dolphins traded Davis to the Colts, but can wait until the 2nd round to replace him. Johnson will run under 4.8 at the Combine. The man is 6’6”, and will play at around 325lbs!

  1. Tampa Bay – Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon – Jordan’s upside is higher than Banks. Jordan will splash off the edge. Adding pressure up front will relieve the pressure behind (Giants 2011).

  1. Carolina –Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State – Dave Gettleman’s first pick as the new Panthers GM will be a cornerstone. Hankins can lock down the middle for a decade.

  1. New Orleans – Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida – Spags is gone. The Saints are moving to the 3-4 and hoping Rob Ryan’s system can cover-up some of the short-term defensive deficiencies. The 3-4 cannot be a donut! It must have a middle. Floyd may be the best space-eater of the remaining options.

  1. St. Louis – Chance Warmack, G, Alabama – Sam Bradford’s development comes before all priorities. Warmack will lend his unique talents to that end. The Rams will add a WR with the 22nd pick.

  1. Pittsburgh – Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri – Casey Hampton is a UFA and won’t be back. Richardson is a plug and play.

  1. Dallas– Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas – Vaccaro is the top safety in the draft. The Cowboys add to the NFC East’s best secondary.

  1. N.Y. Giants – Alec Olgetree, ILB, Georgia – The greatest immediate need is a CB. In 2011 the Giants selected Prince Amukamara in the first round. Prince was the #2 rated CB on the Board. The Giants used the 19th pick overall to acquire him. Sounds familiar? Yes, this pick could be Banks, but the Giants will select a good CB in the 2nd or 3rd. Priority number 1 is stopping the run. Ogletree is special. He is a 3 down LB.

  1. Chicago – Manti Te’o – ILB - NOTRE DAME Urlacher and Roach are UFAs. Urlacher may join Ray Lewis into the HOF. Roach may not be back. Te’o will start inside McClellin and Briggs. Marc Trestman will add some offense bells and whistles in the later rounds.

  1. Cincinnati – Kevin Minter, ILB, LSU – The run on 1st round ILBs continues. Minter will replace Maualuga who is a UFA. This may be where Banks falls. The Bengals have never really replace Joseph.

  1. St. Louis (from Washington) – Keenan Allen, WR, California – Gibson, Amendola, and Smith are UFAs. Perhaps, all won’t be back! Quick is developing slowly.

  1. Minnesota – Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia– The Viking offense is over-dependent on a diminishing return. Even an MVP can’t carry that load without wearing down. Ponder must develop and Percy Harvin’s status is a question mark.

  1. Indianapolis – Ezekiel Ansah, DE/OLB, BYU – Mathis and Freeney need to be cycled soon. Most have, Ansah, going much higher. There are limits to upside! The Colts know they will be getting a very raw guy. They have a huge window with Luck.

  1. Seattle – Barkervious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSU – Mingo adds splash to Pete’s situational flex schemes.

  1. Green Bay – Jonathan Cooper, G, North Carolina – Jeff Saturday has announced his retirement. Cooper offers OL options. He can convert to center if need be. Packers stay solid at 26.

  1. Houston – Jonathan Jenkins, DT, Georgia – Shaun Cody is a UFA. Jenkins is fair value for the 27th pick. I just don’t see the Texans excited about anyone on the board at 27. I would not be surprised to see the Texans trade up or down!

  1. Denver – Johnathan Banks, CB, Mississippi State – The Bronco has landed! Champ Bailey has lost a step or two. Banks does not have elite speed, but will be fresh air at Mile High.

  1. New England – Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee – Opposing defenses are packing it in. Hunter’s size and speed will help change that. Welker and Branch are UFAs.

  1. Atlanta –D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama – Tony Gonzalez’s replacement can be found in a later round. Fluker has great measurables.

  1. San Francisco – DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson – Moss won’t be back. Manningham is coming off an ACL, and may not be back. Jenkins has been slow to develop.

  1. Baltimore – Kawann Short, DT, Purdue – Added to Ray Lewis retiring, 3 other defensive starters and 5 defensive backups are UFAs. Ed Reed is no longer a force and is nearing the end of a great career. The Ravens need a complete rebuild on defense. If they can, they will trade down to add picks, like they did last year.

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