Thursday, May 8, 2014

Ryan's Mock Draft 2.0

The second mock draft will include potential trades. So here we go:

1 - Texans - Jadeveon Clowney - DE

2 - Rams - Greg Robinson - OT

3 - Jaguars - Khalil Mack - DE/OLB

4 - TRADE! Buccaneers - Sammy Watkins - WR

5 - Raiders - Mike Evans - WR

6 - Falcons - Jake Matthews - OT

7 - Browns - Blake Bortles - QB (From Bucs)

8 - Vikings - Aaron Donald - DT

9 - Bills - Taylor Lewan - OT

10 - TRADE! Jets - Odell Beckham - WR

11 - TRADE! Dolphins - Zach Martin - OT/G

12 - TRADE! Eagles - Brandin Cooks - WR

13 - Rams - Bradley Roby - CB

14 - Bears - Kyle Fuller - CB/S

15 - Steelers - Eric Ebron - TE

16 - Cowboys - Johnny Manziel - QB

17 - TRADE! Titans - Anthony Barr - DE/OLB

18 - Lions - HaHa Clinton-Dix - S

19 - Ravens - Calvin Pryor - S (From Titans who got it from Dolphins)

20 - Cardinals - Ryan Shazier - ILB

21 - Packers - Darqueze Dennard - CB

22 - Giants - Xavier Su'a-Filo - G

23 - TRADE! Browns - Teddy Bridgewater - QB

24 - Bengals - Justin Gilbert - CB

25 - Chargers - Jeremiah Attachou - DE/OLB

26 - TRADE! 49ers - Cody Lattimer - WR

27 - Saints - Louis Nix III - NT

28 - Panthers - Marqise Lee - WR

29 - Patriots - DaQuan Jones - DT

30 - TRADE! Vikings - Derek Carr - QB

31 - Broncos - Jimmy Garrappolo - QB

32 - Seahawks - Keith McGill - CB

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

2014 NFL Mock Draft 1.0

Alright, well, I have no idea how this draft is going to go, but I am going to attempt a mock draft. I'll do one thursday as well, and that one may have trades. This one will be trade free. This one is only going to be a 1 round mock draft. Without further adieu, here it is:

1 - Texans - Jadeveon Clowney DE

Big athletic pass rusher. I don't think QB is a good pick here, so unless they move down this has to be it, or Khalil Mack. They can still get good value in the second round though at QB.

2 -  Rams - Greg Robinson OT

Jake Long spent time injured, and they need to keep Sam Bradford upright and healthy if they ever want a chance to compete.

3 - Jaguars - Blake Bortles - QB

I would have them taking Khalil Mack but they play a cover 2 defense. I cannot see them taking a LB at that spot. I considered WR, but really, it only makes sense if they land a QB.

4 - Browns - Khalil Mack - OLB/DE

The Browns are shocked when Mack falls to them and they do not pass up the opportunity to add another elite defender. Although, if Mack is still there at this point, I would fully expect Atlanta to blow their load to move up to take him.

5 - Raiders - Johnny Manziel - QB

The Raiders are desperate for nearly every offensive and defensive position. However, they go ahead and roll the dice on Manziel, hoping he can save this franchise from death.

6 - Falcons - Jake Matthews - OT

The Falcons had a terrible offensive line last year. They take the offensive tackle that I believe ends up being the best tackle to help protect Matt Ryan.

7 - Buccaneers - Sammy Watkins - WR

The Bucs are ecstatic to grab Watkins this late in the draft. If Watkins is still there I do fully expect the Bucs to move out of their spot though, and snag some more picks.

8 - Vikings - Jimmy Garropolo - QB

SURPRISE!!!! The Vikings snag Garropolo long before anyone believes he's going to be taken. The draft pundits go crazy and the Vikings get their guy.

9 - Bills - Mike Evans - WR

The Bills desperately want another receiver to help EJ Manual improve alongside Stevie Johnson. Mike Evans is a HUGE target.

10 - Lions - Eric Ebron - TE

The Lions want to be able to out gun everyone so they add Eric Ebron hoping he becomes the next Jimmy Graham. It's a bit of shocker considering they need help in their secondary and linebacking corp, but this was the best value at a position of need.

11 - Titans - Odell Beckham - WR

The Titans need some receivers. They are going to give Jake Locker this one last year to prove his worth, and they are going to give him the players he needs to succeed.

12 - Giants - Taylor Lewan - OT

The Giants couldn't block anyone last year and Eli Manning showed he was worthless. While he didn't catch nearly as much flack as Jay Cutler did for his offensive line's play, despite Cutler playing incredibly well and Manning playing like poo, the Giants do need to protect him if they want to do anything in the near future.

13 - Rams - Bradley Roby - CB

It's looking like the Rams are in love with Roby. Shocking as it may be, the Rams select Roby this early (or trade down).

14 - Bears - Aaron Donald - DT

If the Bears have the draft fall this way and way Aaron Donald, Kyle Fuller, Haha Clinton-Dix, Calvin Pryor, and Justin Gilbert are all still available, I think they will be trading down. Either way, the Bears select Aaron Donald and have a nasty pass rush.

15 - Steelers - Justin Gilbert - CB

The Steelers snag Justin Gilbert as he tumbles down the draft board. He's got all the intangibles you'd want in a corner, but his raw talent is what causes him to drop this far.

16 - Dallas - Zack Martin - OT/G

The Cowboys need to continue to improve their offensive line. Zack Martin can play either tackle or guard, and since they don't need a left tackle, I would guess Martin would slide inside.

17 - Ravens - HaHa Clinton-Dix - S

The Ravens are looking to replace Ed Reed after his departure. HaHa Clinton-Dix is there for them to take and they are ecstatic by it.

18 - Jets - Darqueze Denard - CB

The Jets take the corner who is great in coverage and can help their defense improve instantaneously. Rex Ryan hopes he can get a playmaker that can help save his job this year.

19 - Dolphins - Xavier Su'a-Filo - OG

The Dolphins are desperate for offensive line help. Like many other offensive line prospects in years past, it looks like a giant reach to draft Su'a-Filo. However, the Dolphins are ecstatic to have him.

20 - Cardinals - Anthony Barr - OLB

The Cardinals are shocked that Anthony Barr falls this deep. As a result, they snag him up as quickly as possible.

21 - Packers - Calvin Pryor - S

The Packers select Calvin Pryor hoping to improve the horrid defense that they have. They lost MD Jennings in the offseason, so this pick makes a lot of sense.

22 - Eagles - Kyle Fuller - CB/S

Kyle Fuller ends his tumble down the draft board. Being the most complete option, as he can play nearly every defensive back position on the field, and being a big defensive back, the Eagles have no choice but to land him.

23 - Chiefs - Brandin Cooks - WR

The Chiefs are desperate for some offensive help. Rumors are that Andy Reid loves Cooks, so, if he's still there, I cannot see them passing him up.

24 - Bengals - Jason Verrett - CB

The Bengals are desperate for some secondary help. Their corners are incredibly old and they are looking to get younger. This pick makes a lot of sense.

25 - Chargers - Louis Nix III - NT

If the run on defensive backs goes as I'm prognosticating the Chargers are going to be forced to trade up. However, for the sake of this mock, they go with the big nose tackle out of Notre Dame.

26 - Browns - Derek Carr - QB

Shocked that he's still available, the Browns select the QB they wanted from the start. Derek Carr can come in and help this offense move the ball, and if he hits, the Browns will be one of the best teams in the AFC.

27 - Saints - Ryan Shazier - ILB

The Saints get the best ILB in the draft, in my opinion, and he's a giant steal. Ryan Shaizer is going to be a monster, and if he drops to 27 I wouldn't be mad if the Bears traded into the second round to get him.

28 - Panthers - Marqise Lee - WR

The Panthers lost Steve Smith and are looking to upgrade at the position. Marqise Lee is a solid choice here, and the hope is he and Cam Newton can form a great combo for the years to come.

29 - Patriots - Cody Latimer - WR

Tom Brady really suffered because the Patriots refused to keep the reliable Wes Welker. Now, they look to improve that position, as Gronk has suffered season ending injuries in back to back years.

30 - 49ers - Kelvin Benjamin - WR

This concludes the wide receiver run with seven taken in the first thirty two picks. The 49ers are desperate for help in the passing game and Benjamin is their guy. He's six foot five and can be a huge red zone target.

31 - Broncos - Teddy Bridgewater - QB

The Broncos will likely lose Peyton Manning to retirement this season, or the next. As a result, they grab the QB that is falling down everyone's board, and hope they can turn him into the next Aaron Rodgers.

32 - Seahawks - Keith McGill - CB

McGill was tested out as an athletic freak. The Seahawks lost Brandon Browner. The Seahawks go for the long and fast McGill to be the replacement, and hope they can continue to dominate with big corners. This totals 8 defensive backs taken in the first 32 picks.