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Here is my latest updates to my ongoing mock draft.  The standings have been changed to reflect this weekend’s outcomes, and I have also taken some of the comments I received into consideration.  Here it is:

  1. Buccaneers:  Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska – The Bucs take a dominant big guy to help solidify the D-line.
  2. Rams:  Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame – The Bulger era is over, or soon to be over anyways.  The Rams take their QB of the future while they have the chance.
  3. Browns:  Jake Locker, QB, Washington – The Browns will likely bring in a new regime again.  A new regime means anew quarterback.
  4. Lions:  Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State – The Lions desperately need to keep Stafford healthy.  They look like they may have finally picked the right quarterback, and now it is time to protect that investment.
  5. Redskins: Eric Berry, S, Tenessee – Taking the best prospect in the draft may be too smart of a move for Dan Snyder, but even he realizes that Tebow is a reach at number five.
  6. Seahawks:  Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland – The Seahawks have a lot of needs, especially on the O-Line.  Taking a top tackle is one of the best ways to get a team back on track.
  7. Raiders:  Taylor Mays, S, USC – Athletic freak of nature and combine warrior meets Al Davis.  ‘Nough said.
  8. Chiefs:  Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma – The Chiefs need help all around.  McCoy, who many compare to Kevin Williams, would be a grand way to start.
  9. Bills:  Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma – A new coach is on the way to Buffalo, which means there will probably be a new quarterback.
  10. Titans:  Joe Haden, CB, Florida – Help is desperately needed in the secondary.  Haden happens to be the best value on the board here anyways.
  11. 49ers: Tim Tebow, QB, Florida – The Niners continue to struggle at the quarterback position.  Mike Singletary is big on character and leadership, and I recently gained an inside track telling me that he is very impressed with Tim Tebow.
  12. Jets:  Donovan Warren, CB, Michigan – Trying to solidify the corner spot across from Darrelle Revis will be a big priority for the Jets this offseason.
  13. Broncos:  Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas – Josh McDaniels has put together the foundation for a solid team.  Kyle Orton has been, and may continue to be, a decent option, but McDaniels will be looking for a true playmaker at the QB position.
  14. 49ers:  Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa – They got their quarterback, so now it is time to try and fix the offensive line.  They need some consistency.
  15. Dolphins:  Rolando McClain, ILB, Alabama – One has to wonder if the Fins are actually grateful that Channing Crowder is a free agent this year.  Time to upgrade that spot.
  16. Texans:  Earl Thomas, S, Texas – The Texans have a powerhouse offense.  Now it is time to solidify the defense.  Thomas would be a solid addition to any defensive backfield, but especially the Texans’.
  17. Ravens:  Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State – The Ravens can’t rely on Derrick Mason to continue to do things all by himself.  Getting Flacco another dangerous option is a must.
  18. Falcons:  Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech – You will see most mocks having the Falcons take the best defensive lineman available.  They need the help to get over the top.
  19. Steelers:  Charles Brown, OT, USC – The Steelers will really need safety help, but they can’t pass up the value here.  Their O-Line has played better, but you know they’d like to get them playing even better.
  20. Eagles:  Greg Hardy, DE, Ole Miss – The Eagles could use a few upgrades on the defensive line.  Other than that, all they really need is to be healthy.  This team is loaded with talent, but they may not even make the playoffs because of injuries.
  21. Giants:  Morgan Burnett, S, Georgia Tech – The Giants need some help in that secondary, especially if Kenny Phillips has to retire prematurely.
  22. Jaguars:  Damian Williams, WR, USC –  The Jags need to become a high flying exciting team in order to sell tickets and remain an NFL team.  Williams will aide them in that effort.
  23. Packers:  Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma – I’ll go ahead and predict right now that Ted and Mike try to save their jobs by spending every last draft pick on the O-Line.
  24. Seahawks:  Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia –  The ‘Hawks desperately need help in the secondary.  Dowling can fill in at both corner and safety, depending which is needed more by the time game day rolls around.  Kind of similar to how Jairus Byrd has played for the bills this year.
  25. Chargers:  Jahvid Best, RB, California – Sproles could be gone.  L.T. was gone a few years ago.  The Chargers endeavor to provide fans with a ground game they are used to seeing.
  26. Patriots:  Terrence Cody, NT, Alabama – Patriots draft for pure value here.  Also, they traded away Richard Seymour and could lose Vince Wilfork to free agency.  Soemthing tells me they’d like to improve their D-Line.
  27. Cowboys:  Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers – There is no better time than now for the ‘Boys to look at upgrading the O-Line.   
  28. Bengals:  Brandon LaFell, WR, LSU – Now that Housh is gone, Ocho is getting up there in age, and Chris Henry broke his arm, the Benglas need to look at keeping a strong passing game on the field.
  29. Cardinals:  Joseph Barksdale, OT, LSU – Mike Gandy and Levi Brown have been playing terribly fo the Cards.  They are so desperate for help at tackle, they’ll probably try to trade up.
  30. Saints:  Travis Lewis, OLB, Oklahoma – Lewis is the best player available for a team that is already looking unstoppable.  The Saints need to get some talented youth on defense to stay that way, however.
  31. Colts:  Sean Weatherspoon, OLB, Missouri – The Colts don’t have a whole lot of holes either, so they take the best player available and try to upgrade defense and special teams at once.
  32. Vikings:  Trevard Lindley, CB, Kentucky – I am back to the Vikings picking Lindley, go figure.  I was very hesitant to make this the pick but the Vikings bigger needs of QB, S, OLB, DT… there’s just nobody here worth taking.  Lindley could compete with Asher Allen in a way that can only make the defense better.  Meanwhile, Winfield is slowly transitioned into the nickel back position.  This would allow the Vikings to put Winfield where he is at his best, and where he is also costing them half the amount of money.  Other considerations here were:  Carlos Dunlap (DE), C.J. Spiller (RB), Brandon Ghee (CB), Jermaine Gresham (TE), Jason Fox (OT), and Tony Pike (QB).

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2 Responses to “MOCK DRAFT v3.0”

  1. bigjohnny84 says:

    Tebow at 11, Freds is gonna love that one. I agree that would be a good spot for him especially if Crabtree develops.

  2. Adam Warwas says:

    The Tebow arguments will be a big topic between now and next September. I just can’t help but think that somebody bites.

    I’m told that Singletary would seriously consider Tebow in round 1… and why not? They need a QB and have two first rounders.

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