March 22, 2018

Mock Draft: Version 1.0 (Part 2)

So after I decided to critique Mike’s first post combine mock draft, the tables are turned and now it’s my turn to take a crack at predicting the draft. The good thing about our mocks is that they are totally different, our mind sets on what might happen on draft day. We are in no way “experts” but we do try our best to break down the draft.

Also note my mock draft was put together AFTER franchise tags were passed out.




Pat’s Mock Draft

1. Colts- Andrew Luck,QB, Stanford



2. Rams (for Redskins)- Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

 – For his sake, I hope you’re right and Washington goes up and gets him instead of Cleveland. Next to zero chance to succeed in Cleveland. Think Andre Ware in Detroit.


3. Vikings- Matt Kalil, OT, USC 

– Unless the Rams have a brain fart and fail to trade down, Kalil jerseys should already be in production in Minny.


4. Browns- Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

 – Great pick for them. I’d like to see them get some more offensive weapons and give Colt one more year with some actual players around him.


5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Morris Claiborne, DB, LSU

 – Heck of a boost to their defense. Especially after adding Mario Williams. Ohhhhh!


6. Redskins (For Rams)- Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

– Sam Bradford is smiling. I can’t see them going another way with Lloyd’s inevitable departure.


7. Jaguars- Melvin Ingram, OLB, South Carolina

 – If they don’t go after Mario, sure. I still think they go wide receiver to see if Gabbert can be salvaged.


8. Dolphins- Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa

 – A new tackle to protect Peyton’s surgically repaired neck. I like it.


9. Panthers- Quinton Coples, DE, UNC

– Typical boom or bust pick. I think he booms, personally.


10. Bills- Courtney Upsham, OLB, Alabama

 – I think this is kind of high for Upshaw, but Gailey has been insistent that they need a pass rush and they’ve already talked to Upshaw a few times.


11. Chiefs- David Decastro, OL, Wisconsin

 – Let’s see if he can help in actually keeping Matt Cassel off his back for 80% of the game this year.


12. Seahawks- Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A

 – I see Tannehill not getting past Miami if they don’t sign Peyton, but he definitely doesn’t get past Seattle. I still don’t think he’s a first round talent, but teams are too hard up for QB’s.


13. Cardinals- John Martin, OT, Stanford

 – What can you really say about linemen? They’re necessary but not really sexy picks. So good call.


14. Cowboys- Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College

– Kuechly could rake in that defense. As much as I hate it, great pick. It likely has the Eagles war room throwing stuff.


15. Eagles- Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis 

– I think he’ll go higher than this due to his workout, but this is a good position for him. I still think Philly looks to upgrade their horrible LB unit with this pick.


16. Jets- Whitney Mercilus, OLB, Illinois

 – Son of a bitch (see my mock for an explanation).


17. Bengals- Cordy Glenn, OG, Gerogia

 – Good call to keep Dalton upright. I think they look for a replacement for Benson here, however.


18. Chargers- Fletcher Cox, DE, Mississippi State

– They’ve got space for him in San Diego with recent roster moves. I like it. Cox is going to be a stud in the NFL.


19. Bears- Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

– If he falls this far, I might be screaming for the Texans to trade up. I think he’ll end up being the best WR in this draft when it’s all said and done. Given that his boozing days are behind him.


20. Titans- Dre Kirkpatrick, DB, Alabama

– Now that isn’t even fair. Why couldn’t a CB prospect like him fall to the Texans at 20 in the Kareem Jackson draft? The football gods hate me. Everyone is calling for a pass rusher, but since Finnegan is going to walk, corner makes a lot of sense (my mock was completed before franchise tags were handed out).


21. Bengals- Janoris Jenkins, DB, North Alabama

 – If Jenkins gets past the Cowboys and Bengals, it’s second round for him. But I think one of them take a chance on him due to talent over character.


22. Browns- Stephen Hill, WR, Gerogia Tech

– This is the kind of move I’d expect from the Browns. I like Hill, but he isn’t a first rounder. But you know someone will fall in love with his speed.


23. Lions- Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State

 – Keeping Stafford healthy should be priority number one in Detroit. But I could see them going secondary here. Still a good pick.


24. Steelers- Dont’a Hightower, LB, Alabama

 – I just can’t see them going any other way afer the Farrior release. Hightower is a perfect fit there.


25. Broncos- Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State

– You obviously weren’t as turned off by his combine workout as I was.


26. Texans- Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor

 – Sigh. Not that I think Wright is going to be a bad football player, I’m just about ready to regurgitate the Wright/Randle pick for the Texans in 99% of the mocks out there. I think they go best available pass rusher to help stop the bleeding of Mario walking.


27. Patriots- Mark Barron, SS, Alabama

– Huge win for them if he falls this far. They have to upgrade every element of their defense not named Vince Wilfork.


28. Green Bay, Nick Perry, DE, USC

 – With Konz on the board, huh? Going best player available, this would make sense. Perry was a consensus top 20 pick for a long time.


29. Ravens- Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin

 – They never make the sexy picks, but they’re always solid. Another good pick up here.


30. 49ers- Micahel Brockers, DT, LSU

 – Remember when this guy was considered a top 5 guy? I just think his strength is in question and to play DT in the NFL, that’s a huge red flag. However, Harbaugh will probably turn him into a terror.


31. Patriots- Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina

 – Great start for the Pats. Their secondary is already tremendously better with Barron and Gilmore.


32. Giants- Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford

 – Ah, great minds, yada yada yada. Best player available and another weapon for Eli. If he could smile any bigger, he will.



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