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    OT - Wicked's Way Too Early Mock, Version 2 [Four rounds]



    Round 1
    · Current draft position is based on record and playoff seeding (noted by the asterisk).
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    1. Tampa Bay (2-14) – Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon (6’4” 215lbs). The Bucs pretty much have to take a QB. Josh McCown is an old journeyman and they really don’t seem interested in Mike Glennon as their franchise guy. Mariota doesn’t have an elite arm, but he is accurate, intelligent, and brings mobility to the position as well.

    2. Tennessee (2-14) – Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama (6’1” 210lbs). This might be a little high for Cooper, but there is no doubt he is one of the top players available regardless of position. Nate Washington is old and Justin Hunter cannot stay healthy, nor does he seem to be developing as planned. The Titans seem poised to go with Zach Mettenberger next year, so why not give him better weapons? Cooper paired with Kendall Wright would be a nice duo.

    3. Jacksonville (3-13) – Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford (6’6” 310lbs). Blake Bortles might be their franchise guy, but how could they possibly know with all of the issues they have on the offensive line? Peat is arguably the top tackle on the board. He has ideal length for the position to go along with a nice drop-step and mirroring skills. Peat could play on the right side or the left, but I think the Jags may consider swapping Joeckel back to the right side.

    4. Oakland (3-13) – Leonard Williams, DT, USC (6’4” 295lbs). When the Raiders played Denver earlier this year, CJ Anderson broke something like 63 tackles (purposeful exaggeration) during the game. The Raiders have some good players in Khalil Mack and Sio Moore, but I still think they should go with the best defensive player on the board and that is definitely Williams. He is a force against the run and can play defensive end, but I also think he will add a lot of value as an interior pass-rusher.

    5. Washington (4-12) – Ray Stanley, OT, Notre Dame (6’5” 315lbs). Trent Williams is a very good tackle and Korey Lichtensteiger is a good center, but other than that the Redskins really have very little talent on the offensive line. It is hard to evaluate their QB situation when they only have 2 seconds to get rid of the ball every other snap. Stanley has been a fast riser on many boards because of his ability as a run-blocker and his performance against Leonard Williams.

    6. New York Jets (4-12) – Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State (6’4” 235lbs). Winston is a big risk, especially for a team in New York. What are the Jets supposed to do though? Geno Smith is terrible and there likely won’t be many options at QB during the free agency period. Winston reminds me a lot of Andrew Luck with his throwing motion and size. He is more of a pocket passer than a run-first guy, but he can take off and make plays with his feet. If the coaching staff can reel in Winston’s ego, he could turn out to be a pretty good player.

    7. Chicago (5-11) – Landon Collins, SS, Alabama (6’ 210lbs). Chris Conte is terrible and Ryan Mundy has been a pretty big disappointment. Brock Vereen looks to have some upside as a free safety for the Bears, but they really need someone else manning the deep areas of the field. The nice thing about Collins is that he is decent in coverage, but he excels against the run as well. Many scouts have stated that Collins is a better overall prospect than both Mark Barron and Haha Clinton-Dix were.

    8. Atlanta (6-10) – Randy Gregory, DE, Nebraska (6’5” 255lbs). Gregory is an explosive pass-rusher with long arms and nice closing speed. He is a bit raw and needs some refinement with pass-rushing moves, but overall there is a lot to like about his game. The Falcons’ defense is terrible and they generate almost no pass-rush during games. They have the pieces to run a 3-4, so I think Gregory could fill the ‘RUSH’ linebacker spot nicely.

    9. New York Giants (6-10) – Dante Fowler, DE, Florida (6’3” 275lbs). Fowler is a disruptive pass-rusher with a non-stop motor. He does a nice job against the run as well. His numbers from Florida don’t necessarily say “elite pass-rusher”, but he does have that upside. I can’t see the Giants paying to keep Jason Pierre-Paul after two disappointing seasons and they’re a bit lacking on the defensive side of the ball anyway.

    10. St. Louis (6-10) – Shane Ray, DE, Missouri (6’3” 245lbs). I could see the Rams going for a QB here, but with Mariota and Winston off the board, I think they’ll look to improve an already stout defense. Ray is an ideal fit for the Ram’s aggressive attacking defense. Ray is aggressive, a bit hitter, and has nice closing speed. He’s not outstanding in coverage, but the upside is there for him to develop into an every down player.

    11. Minnesota (7-9) – Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin (6’1” 215lbs). Gordon has big-play-ability as a running back because of his size, strength, and speed. He can really accelerate away from defenders when he gets into the open field. The Vikings are likely going to part ways with Adrian Peterson and they’ll be looking for his replacement in this draft. Jerrick McKinnon showed some nice ability, but Gordon is someone that can carry the ball 20+ times per game for the next 5-7 years.

    12. Cleveland (7-9) – Devante Parker, WR, Louisville (6’3” 210lbs). The Browns look like they’re finally done dealing with Josh Gordon and they don’t have a receiver that can be a feature guy after him. If they truly feel that Johnny Manziel can be their franchise QB, then they’re going to need to give him a lot of weapons. I really think Parker is going to shoot up draft boards when scouts look at the big picture with him. He has elite size with great hands and exceptional body control in the air.
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    13. New Orleans (7-9) – Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia (6’1” 230lbs). Gurley has top-10 talent because of his size and explosiveness. He is a patient runner, hits the hole hard, and rarely goes down on first contact. The Saints finally got some decent play out of Mark Ingram, but it looks like he was going harder because of it being a contract year for him. The Saints are tight against the cap as it is, so I could see them going a different direction and Gurley would be a good fit.

    14. Miami (8-8) – Michael Bennett, DT, Ohio State (6’3” 285lbs). Bennett is a natural pass-rusher with explosive movement and penetrating ability. I think Miami could view someone like Bennett as a good rotational player as a 3-technique defensive tackle in their base 4-3. Additionally, Jared Odrick is going to be a free agent soon and Randy Starks isn’t a young guy anymore.

    15. San Francisco (8-8) – Arik Armstead, DE, Oregon (6’7” 290lbs). Armstead is a long, disruptive pass-rusher in the mold of Calais Campbell. He can play anywhere on the defensive line and Oregon has even lined him up as an outside pass-rusher in their hybrid defense. The 49ers parted ways with Ray McDonald and while Justin Smith is still a good player, he’s going to be 35 years old. The Niners could use this as an opportunity to get a high ceiling player and allow him to learn behind one of the best 5-technique players in the league.

    16. Houston (9-7) – Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami (6’6” 320lbs). The Texans have tried filling their RT position with draft picks and free agent acquisitions and none have really worked out. Derek Newton – their current RT – is just ok, but I think someone like Flowers could be viewed as a huge upgrade. He has elite size and is a major reason for the success of Miami’s ground game.

    17. Kansas City (9-7) – Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State (6’4” 205lbs). Strong is a similar receiver to AJ Green, but without the speed and name recognition. He high points passes well, is a threat in the red zone, and does a nice job working the middle of the field on intermediate routes. The Chiefs weren’t able to score a TD with any of their receivers this season and a big reason for that is a lack of talent. Strong would easily be their top guy which would help give Dwayne Bowe some better looks.

    18. San Diego (9-7) – Vic Beasley, DE, Clemson (6’2” 230lbs). Beasley isn’t large in stature, but he plays well at the point of attack due to his strength and explosiveness. I think his athleticism could be harnessed in the right defensive scheme to become an all-around defender (e.g. pass-rushing, run-stopping, and dropping into coverage). Beasley would also benefit from putting on some weight, but I think he is an impact player as a pass-rusher from day-1. The Chargers invested a 1st rounder in Melvin Ingram two drafts ago, but both Jarrett Johnson and Dwight Freeney are close to retirement.

    19. Cleveland [from Buffalo (9-7)] – Devin Funchess, WR/TE, Michigan (6’5” 230lbs). Funchess is a tweener receiver and is a big body in the red zone. He needs to correct some issues with his drops, but he has a ton of upside and in my opinion the Browns are going to heavily invest in their offense to give their QB a better shot to succeed. Funchess isn’t much of a blocker, but he would allow the Browns to give defenses some more unique looks with Funchess in the slot.

    20. Philadelphia (10-6) – Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon (5’10” 190lbs). I know that Ekpre-Olomu just tore his ACL, but he should be ready to go for the start of next season and his talent as a corner cannot be overlooked. He also has big play ability and has displayed nice hands and an ability as a return specialists. The Eagles have a lot of deficiencies in their secondary and there are rumors abound that they’ll part ways with Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher after this season. Plus, the Oregon connection may work out here.

    21. Carolina* (7-8-1) – La’El Collins, OT, LSU (6’5” 315lbs). Collins doesn’t necessarily look the part of an NFL tackle, but he is very athletic with quick feet, a light step, and lateral ability. I especially like that Collins has been playing in an NFL-style offense while at LSU under Cam Cameron, so the transition to the pros won’t be a huge leap for him. The Panthers have to give Cam Newton better protection. He was really beat up this year and their OL didn’t do much for the ground game either.

    22. Baltimore* (10-6) – Kevin White, WR, West Virginia (6’3” 210lbs). Baltimore’s front office and coaching staff tend to gravitate towards guys with chips on their shoulders. They also really like guys who have successfully overcome adversity. White is a mature guy after being knocked down early in his collegiate career. He has a ton of upside and has the skills to be a legitimate go-to receiver in the NFL. He high points passes well, blocks, runs after the catch, and has had some of his biggest games against top-tiered defenses. The Ravens are in a tough spot at receiver with Torrey Smith a pending free agent and Steve Smith being 36 years old. White makes that transition a lot easier for everyone while giving Flacco a go-to guy.

    23. Cincinnati* (10-5-1) – Shilique Calhoun, DE, Michigan state (6’5” 260lbs). The Bengals already have a very good defense, but Margus Hunt hasn’t developed as quickly as they would have liked and eventually they’re going to have to pay up for Carlos Dunlap, but they might let him go. Wallace Gilberry and Robert Geathers are also older. Calhoun gives them a quick-twitch pass-rusher to line up across from Gilberry or Dunlap to bolster an already fantastic front-7 defensive unit.

    24. Detroit* (11-5) – Mario Edwards, DT, Florida State (6’3” 290lbs). The Lions will probably not be interested in re-signing Ndamukong Suh for a slew of reasons; the main being his price tag. Their defense has been a huge bright spot for them this year and is arguably the main reason for them being in the playoffs for the first time in several years. Edwards is an explosive defender that can line up as a 3 or 5 technique defensive lineman. He puts nice pressure on the QB and he does a nice job against the run.
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    Re: OT - Wicked's Way Too Early Mock, Version 2 [Four rounds]

    25. Pittsburgh* (11-5) – Gerrod Holliman, SS, Louisville (6’2” 215lbs). This may be a bit of a reach, but I really like Holliman as a strong safety in the NFL. He has nice speed and recovery ability to go along with decent coverage skills. However, he is a turnover machine as evidenced by his 14 interceptions this season. The Steelers have some major holes in their secondary and have opted to bench Troy Polamalu for the last few weeks. To make matters worse Michael Mitchell isn’t very good in coverage either. Holliman would be a nice get for the Steelers and he’ll just be 21 next season.

    26. Indianapolis* (11-5) – Shaq Thompson, LB, Washington (6’2” 240lbs). I think Thompson could go a lot higher, but if he is here it would be outstanding value for the Coltss. Thompson is a big play linebacker and is effective when he has clean lanes to work in. Sometimes he gets swallowed up by linemen though, which is why I think he’ll drop a bit, but one cannot overlook his ability to cause a timely fumble or intercept a pass.

    27. Arizona* (11-5) – TJ Yeldon, RB, Alabama (6’2” 220lbs). Arizona’s defense is already really good with the emergence of Alex Okafor and Calais Campbell. However, even with a healthy Carson Palmer they don’t have a guy to really lean on in the ground game. Andre Ellington has big play ability, but he’s injured a lot. Yeldon is a grinder of a running back with nice cut-back ability and the size to punish defenders. He has been well-coached while at Alabama, so he blocks well on passing downs, and unlike a lot of Alabama running backs he doesn’t have an incredible amount of wear and tear.

    28. Dallas* (12-4) – Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State (5’11” 189lbs). Darby is a quintessential cover-corner. He is quick, backpedals well, and breaks on the ball nicely. He’ll come up and make stops on ball carriers as well, but he is best in man-coverage. The Cowboys are really disappointed with Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr, so going for a cornerback early in the draft makes some sense.

    29. Green Bay* (12-4) – Danny Shelton, DT, Washington (6’2” 330lbs). Green Bay’s defense is completely different with and without BJ Raji in the middle and I’m not sure Green Bay will be willing to invest heavily in Raji. Supposedly he takes plays off and isn’t necessarily willing to play through injuries. It is also possible that Raji gets a big pay day from another team. Shelton is an ideal 0-technique defensive tackle, but he can also slide out to 3 or 5 technique positions. He shoots the gap well, he holds the line well, and for a guy his size he can really put pressure on opposing QBs (9 sacks in 2014).

    30. Denver* (12-4) – Denzel Perryman, LB, Miami (6’ 245lbs). In two seasons for the Hurricanes, Perryman has 210 tackles, 15 for loss, 3 forced fumbles, 4 sacks, 1 interception, and 7 passes broken up. He is a high motor, high caliber player who has been the captain of their defense for nearly three seasons. He isn’t a tall player, but he is stout and has nice sideline-to-sideline ability as a defender. The Broncos could use Perryman at the MIKE position in their defense as Nate Irving leaves a lot to be desired in coverage. Additionally, Danny Trevathan is talented, but hurt a fair amount; Perryman gives them flexibility and nice depth.

    31. Seattle* (12-4) – Marcus Golden, DE, Missouri (6’3” 260lbs). Cliff Avril has turned in a fine season for the Seahawks, but he’ll likely be able to parlay that into a big payday from another team. The Seahawks invested in their other defensive end Michael Bennett, so my guess is that they’ll be looking to the draft to fill the void on the right side. Golden is a tenacious pass-rusher and he plays the run very well. He has a solid bull rush and rip move, so I think a lot of teams could be interested in him as a 4-3 defensive end.

    32. New England* (12-4) – Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State (6’1” 190lbs). Waynes is a long defender with nice speed and coverage skills. The Pats are paying a lot to keep Revis and while they will likely try to keep him, there is a strong possibility that they don’t. Belichick knows you can never have enough corners and Waynes would give them a lot of flexibility in the defensive backfield.
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    Re: OT - Wicked's Way Too Early Mock, Version 2 [Four rounds]

    Man, Wicked this is good stuff. I think Winston going to the Jets is contingent on who they get as GM/coach. I like our pick, though. :)





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    Re: OT - Wicked's Way Too Early Mock, Version 2 [Four rounds]

    Quote Originally Posted by Terpsfan82 View Post
    Man, Wicked this is good stuff. I think Winston going to the Jets is contingent on who they get as GM/coach. I like our pick, though. :)
    I think Kevin White would be a great fit here.

    Thanks btw!

    Winston is hard to gauge. Physically, I think he is superior to Mariota. Like I said...the guy reminds me of Andrew Luck - physically. Mentally and maturity is going to really impact him IMO.
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    Re: OT - Wicked's Way Too Early Mock, Version 2 [Four rounds]

    Round-2

    33. Tennessee – Cedric Ogbuehi, OT, Texas A&M (6’5” 300lbs). Michael Oher has been a major disappointment and Michael Roos has indicated he will likely retire. Taylor Lewan is a solid young LT, but the Titans could really use an upgrade at RT and Ogbuehi is a natural RT.

    34. Tampa Bay – Kurtis Drummond, FS, Michigan State (6’2” 200lbs). Drummond has a nice skill set playing the deeper areas of the field. He also has nice hands and will jump passes to make splash plays. The Bucs have to address the back end of their defense because Dashon Goldson isn’t a good fit for Lovie’s defense and Major Wright is average at best.

    35. Oakland – Duke Johnson, RB, Miami (5’9” 209lbs). Johnson is a compact runner with excellent vision, balance, and lateral movement. He’s got that extra gear when he gets out in the open as well. I like the way he runs and think he reminds me of a young Maurice Jones-Drew or maybe even Frank Gore. The Raiders have to figure out their ground game because they don’t have one right now.

    36. Jacksonville – Benardrick McKinnie, LB, Mississippi State (6’5” 250lbs). McKinney is a thumper that could play SAM or MIKE in the NFL. I’m not sure that he’s a 3-down linebacker right now, but at worst he is an excellent option on running downs and in larger packages. He takes nice angles and blitzes well up the middle. There is a possibility that Jacksonville parts ways with Paul Pozluszny so they may be in the market for a new MIKE linebacker.

    37. New York Jets – Sammie Coates, WR, Auburn (6’2” 200lbs). Eric Decker is a good player, but he can’t do it all himself and the Jets would be wise to give a young QB weapons. Percy Harvin may be too expensive to keep and who knows if the new coaching staff would want to put up with his ego. Coates is a strong receiver with elite vertical speed. He is raw, but the upside is there much like when the Vikings drafted Cordarelle Patterson.

    38. Washington – Tyrus Thompson, OT, Oklahoma (6’5” 340lbs). Thompson is a big guy, but he has surprising athleticism and ability as a perimeter blocker. I like him more as a guard in the NFL and I think a team like the Redskinss may consider him at right tackle or guard. While it may seem strange, I completely think the Redskins should devote their top two picks to the offensive line, which was easily the worst in the NFL last year.

    39. Chicago – Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA (6’3” 225lbs). I think Jay Cutler’s days are numbered in Chicago. He has a big arm, but he’s a block head and he cannot be relied upon for an entire season. The Bears would be wise to invest in a QB with the upside to be a starter, but could stand to sit a year or two and refine their skills. Hundley has a nice arm, he’s tough in the pocket, and he can get away from tacklers and pick up yards with his feet.

    40. New York Giants – Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska (5’10” 195lbs). Abdullah has a lot of speed and explosiveness out of the backfield. He’s a good receiver and uses his blockers well. He can also contribute as a kick or punt returner. I think the Giants like what they have in Andre Williams, but Abdullah gives them a change of pace back they were looking for in David Wilson.

    41. St. Louis – Sean Mannion, QB, Oregon State (6’5” 220lbs). Mannion has a big arm with nice touch. He stands tall in the pocket while making reads and he gets rid of the ball quickly. I know the Rams are hoping Sam Bradford finally pans out, but he cannot be relied on for an entire season and I’m not sure they believe in Austin Davis.

    42. Atlanta – Jordan Phillips, DT, Oklahoma (6’6” 335lbs). Phillips is disruptive, incredibly athletic, and does a great job getting into the backfield for a player of his stature. The Falcons just need to get as much depth as possible along their front-7 and let the roster work itself out. Phillips could be a true 0-technique defender, but he could also slide out to a 5-technique role.

    43. Cleveland – Hau’oli Kikaha, DE, Washington (6’3” 244lbs). Kikaha is a relentless pass-rusher with great closing speed and nice moves. He’s so-so against the run, but the Browns really need to find someone that can potentially replace Jabaal Sheard and push Barkevious Mingo who has been rather disappointing.

    44. New Orleans – PJ Williams, CB, Florida State (6’ 195lbs). I see someone like PJ Williams being a target for them in the 2nd round. He is a solid cornerback with good size, physicality, and awareness. He’d be a huge upgrade over some of the guys they worked with last year.

    45. Minnesota – Eddie Goldman, DT, Florida State (6’4” 312lbs). Goldman would make a nice rotational piece for the Vikings’ interior defensive line. He anchors down, sheds blockers, and makes plays on the ball carrier. He is also athletic enough to get into the backfield and make plays when he needs to. Some speculate that Goldman could sneak into round-1 with a good combine performance.
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    46. San Francisco – Ty Montgomery, WR, Stanford (6’2” 215lbs). Once Montgomery gets the ball in his hands he turns into a running back weaving in and out of traffic and even just flat out going over defenders. He’s tough, has deceptive speed, and solid hands. The Niners don’t necessarily need a receiver, but Michael Crabtree, Stevie Johnson, and Brandon Lloyd are all pending free agents in the next year or two and Anquan Boldin will be 35 soon.

    47. Miami – Tevin Coleman, RB, Indiana (6’1” 210lbs). Melvin Gordon wasn’t the only super productive back in the BIG10 this year, Coleman also ran for over 2,000 yards. He is more of a grinder than Gordon is, but they both have similar skill sets. Lamar Miller finally is starting to put things together on the field, but the Dolphins would be wise to make sure they have another guy to rotate in.

    48. Kansas City – Ty Sambrailo, OT, Colorado State (6’5” 310lbs). Sambrailo was a big reason why Colorado State had such a successful 2014 season. He’s an athletic tackle that could play on the right side or on the left. The Chiefs definitely missed Brandon Albert at left tackle and I could see them considering moving Eric Fisher back to RT.

    49. San Diego – Nelson Agholor, WR, USC (6’1” 190lbs). Keenan Allen is a fantastic receiver, but neither Eddie Royal nor Malcom Floyd are very good. Furthermore, Royal is a pending free agent and Floyd is older. Agholor isn’t a physically imposing player, but he runs great routes and has nice ability after the catch. He can also return kicks and punts.

    50. Buffalo – Garrett Grayson, QB, Colorado State (6’2” 220lbs). Grayson reminds me a bit of Aaron Rodgers with how effortlessly he throws the ball. He doesn’t have an elite arm, but he puts the ball only where his receivers can get it and I love how he works in the pocket. He has surprising mobility as well. The Bills have cleaned house and unless EJ Manuel really turns a corner, I think he’s a lost cause. The Bills need to make this pick count.

    51. Houston – Jalen Collins, CB, LSU (6’2” 200lbs). Collins is a physical corner with elite size and solid speed. Supposedly he can run in the mid 4.4’s, which is impressive for a corner of his stature. He displayed this speed and man-coverage ability against Auburn’s Sammie Coates who has elite speed. All told, he turned in 10 passes defensed in 2014 with 1 interception because most teams didn’t throw his direction. Kareem Jackson is a free agent and Jon Joseph is getting old.

    52. Philadelphia – Derron Smith, FS, Fresno State (5’11” 200lbs). Smith is a ball hawk safety with the range to play deep. Smith is also a willing tackler and blitzer, but he is best used as a free safety. The Eagles continue to bolster their secondary by going cornerback and safety in the first two rounds. Smith allows them to slide Malcom Jenkins over to SS, which is where he is better suited.

    53. Carolina – Devin Smith, WR, Ohio State (6’1” 200lbs). The Panthers desperately need someone else besides Greg Olsen and Kelvin Benjamin for Cam Newton to throw to and Smith has speed for days. He averaged almost 30 yards per reception this past season for the Buckeyes and he was a touchdown machine. If he can refine his route skills he could turn into a very good player.

    54. Baltimore – AJ Carter, CB, Stanford (6’ 200lbs). Carter is an intelligent defender with nice size and enough speed to stick with most receivers. He plays physical around the line of scrimmage and he is a willing tackler. I also like how he uses the sidelines to his advantage in coverage. The Ravens’ secondary was ravaged with injuries exposing their lack of depth at corner.

    55. Cincinnati – Trey DePriest, LB, Alabama (6’2” 250lbs). DePriest doesn’t have elite speed, but he diagnoses plays quickly and takes great angles to cut off runners. He is a big hitter and a solid tackler. He can cover backs and some TEs, but I don’t think he is someone that could cover receivers effectively. Still, he’d be a big upgrade over Rey Maualuga at the MIKE position and would give them depth for when Vontaze Burfict gets hurt.

    56. Detroit – Marcus Peters, CB, Washington (5’11” 195lbs). Peters allegedly tried to choke one of his coaches at Washington which is why he was dismissed from their program. Detroit has taken chances on guys with questionable backgrounds in the past and I don’t think they’ll pass on one of the top defensive backs available here. Peters is aggressive and plays well in man coverage.

    57. Indianapolis – Cody Prewitt, SS, Ole’Miss (6’2” 220lbs). Prewitt is a big guy, but he moves well for a bigger safety. He’s not outstanding in coverage, but he closes quickly on the ball and the ball carrier. He’s also a big hitter, which is something Chuck Pagano has done well with from the safety position. Regardless, safety is a big weakness for the Colts and Prewitt should be able to challenge for a starting role early on.

    58. Arizona – Arie Kouandjio, OG, Alabama (6’5” 310lbs). To date, Jon Cooper has been a pretty big disappointment at guard for the Cardinals and I wouldn’t be surprised to see them looking for his replacement. Kouandjio was part of a rushing attack that propelled Alabama to a #1 ranking this year and he was a big reason for it. He clears defenders out of the way and he does a nice job in pass-protection as well.

    59. Pittsburgh – Cyrus Jones, CB, Alabama (5’11” 195lbs). The Steelers continue to feed youth into their secondary by adding a solid corner in Cyrus Jones. Jones is strong, physical, and has the speed to stick with many different types of receivers. He is a willing tackler, but I see him as more of a perimeter corner.

    60. Dallas – Mike Davis, RB, South Carolina (5’9” 215lbs). I really like Davis’ ability to lose himself behind blockers and then explode out into open space. He has a nice variety of balance, speed, and vision. He kind of reminds me of Tra Mason of the St. Louis Rams in that regard. I can’t see Dallas paying to keep DeMarco Murray after the season he has had, so the Cowboys are going to be looking for another feature back.

    61. Denver - Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota (6’5” 260lbs). Williams is a big, strong, and athletic TE with great hands a nose for the end zone. He won’t outrun anyone, but he uses his size to his advantage and concentrates on making contested receptions. There is a strong possibility that the Broncos choose Demaryius Thomas over Julius Thomas after this season, so they’ll be in the market for another receiving TE.

    62. Green Bay – Eric Kendricks, LB, UCLA (6’1” 235lbs). Kendricks recently won the Butkus Award for best linebacker in the country and deservedly so. He is incredibly athletic as a run-defender and blitzer. He has enough speed and quickness to drop into coverage effectively as well. Green Bay has to consider a future without AJ Hawk and Brad Jones in the middle of the field.

    63. Seattle – Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma (6’6” 230lbs). Green-Beckham has a ton of talent, but the guy has some major red flags for off-field issues. A lot of teams may stay away, but I could see someone like Pete Carroll being interested. On the field, his talent is tremendous and Seattle could use another receiver to pair with Doug Baldwin.

    64. New England – AJ Cann, OG, South Carolina (6’3” 305lbs). The Pats traded Logan Mankins, but their RG spot has been a weakness on their line. Cann is arguably the best pure guard in this draft and should be able to compete right away for a starting role beside Bryan Stork.
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    Re: OT - Wicked's Way Too Early Mock, Version 2 [Four rounds]

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    I think Kevin White would be a great fit here.

    Thanks btw!

    Winston is hard to gauge. Physically, I think he is superior to Mariota. Like I said...the guy reminds me of Andrew Luck - physically. Mentally and maturity is going to really impact him IMO.
    I agree. I'm hoping he's not another Cutler - million dollar arm, well, you know the rest. He seems like such a tool sometimes.





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    Re: OT - Wicked's Way Too Early Mock, Version 2 [Four rounds]

    Round 3

    65. Tampa Bay – TJ Clemmings, OT, Pitt (6’6” 309lbs). Clemmings has been a solid piece for Pitt’s offense for several years. He is a better pass-blocker than run-blocker, which is why I think he’ll drop a bit in the draft. However, he does have 1st round talent. The Bucs definitely need to upgrade their tackles.

    66. Tennessee – Jacoby Brissett, QB, NC State (6’4” 230lbs). Just in case Zach Mettenberger isn’t the answer, Brissett could be waiting in the wings. He is an efficient passer with a good arm. Brissett is one of the more underrated players in this draft in my opinion.

    67. Jacksonville – Nick O’Leary, TE, Florida State (6’3” 250lbs). Marcedes Lewis is coming off of a down year and is getting older. O’Leary isn’t flashy, but he has great hands and is consistent. He’ll also help as a blocker.

    68. Oakland – D’haquille Williams, WR, Auburn (6’2” 210lbs). Rod Streeter, Andre Holmes, and Denarius Moore are pending free agents which leaves the Raiders with an aging James Jones and Brice Butler as their top receivers. Williams runs great routes and some consider is a better prospect than his counterpart, Sammie Coates.

    69. Washington – Anthony Harris, FS, Virginia (6’1” 195lbs). Harris is arguably the most fundamentally sound safety in this draft. He does everything right and I think he could easily add 10-15lbs without detracting too much from his speed and explosiveness. Ryan Clark and Brandon Merriweather are big hitters, but they’re a huge liability against the pass (see Mike Evans and the Bucs).

    70. New York Jets – Cam Thomas, CB, Western Kentucky (6’1” 199lbs). Dee Milliner and Kyle Wilson have been disappointments after being first round corners. Last year’s draft pick Dexter McDougal was hurt all year. The Jets cannot go into next season with Antonio Allen as a starting corner. Thomas is long, has good hands, and has upside as a starter.

    71. Chicago – Hronis Grassu, C, Oregon (6’3” 295lbs). Brian De La Puente is ok, but both he and Robert Garza are old and had some issues holding up as the season went on. Grassu is a technically sound center with excellent run-blocking skills.

    72. St. Louis – Rashad Greene, WR, Florida State (6’ 185lbs). Greene is a solid route runner with enough speed to get deep and be a big play threat. The Rams have talent at receiver with Brian Quick, Tavon Austin, and Stedman Bailey, but none of them have put it all together yet.

    73. Atlanta – David Cobb, RB, Minnesota (5’11” 230lbs). When Cobb gets a head of steam, it is hard for defenders to bring him down. He also has nice lateral movement for a 230lb back as well as an ability to hit cutback lanes. The Falcons thought they were getting that type of runner when they signed Steven Jackson, but he’s just too old to be effective anymore.

    74. New York Giants – Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa (6’5” 320lbs). Scherff has the size to play LT in the NFL, but I think his skills read more guard or right tackle. He has a tendency to play pretty stiff. Still, he is a LT prospect which could shoot him up many boards. Regardless, the Giants have to get better protection for Eli Manning.

    75. New Orleans – Alvin Dupree, DE, Kentucky (6’3” 260lbs). A lot of scouts are comparing Dupree to guys like Terrell Suggs in that he is kind of a jack of all trades as a defender. He can rush the passer, he can set the edge, he can play the run, and he can drop into coverage. The Saints could definitely use a guy like that in their 3-4 alignment.

    76. Minnesota – Eric Striker, LB, Oklahoma (6’ 225lbs). Striker is small, but he is a tenacious pass-rusher and is an ideal fit as a WILL linebacker in a 4-3 because of his athleticism. Chad Greenway is in his 30’s now and the Vikings could use someone like Striker to allow flexibility with Gerald Hodges and Anthony Barr.

    77. Cleveland – Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor (6’3” 230lbs). Petty moves really well outside of the pocket, but unlike Johnny Manziel, he has a pretty good arm as well. The Browns need a contingency plan for when Johnny Football’s partying catches up to him permanently.

    78. Miami – Clive Walford, TE, Miami (6’5” 260lbs). Charles Clay is a pending free agent and Dion Sims has just been ok for the Dolphins. Walford is a local guy who can help out as a blocker, but he is a lot more athletic than many realize.

    79. San Francisco – Corey Robinson, OT, South Carolina (6’8” 345lbs). Apparently Anthony Davis has fallen out of favoritism in San Francisco. It is possible that his days could be numbered there, so the Niners may look to address their RT depth in this draft. Robinson is arguably the biggest player in this draft, but he is surprisingly nimble.

    80. San Diego – Kevin Hogan, QB, Stanford (6’4” 230lbs). Hogan is a traditional pocket-passer. He has a nice arm with nice accuracy and touch. The Chargers should start considering looking for Phillip Rivers’ heir apparent because Kellen Clemens isn’t it.
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    Re: OT - Wicked's Way Too Early Mock, Version 2 [Four rounds]

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    Round 1
    · Current draft position is based on record and playoff seeding (noted by the asterisk).
    · Picks are based on need and value.

    1. Tampa Bay (2-14) – Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon (6’4” 215lbs). The Bucs pretty much have to take a QB. Josh McCown is an old journeyman and they really don’t seem interested in Mike Glennon as their franchise guy. Mariota doesn’t have an elite arm, but he is accurate, intelligent, and brings mobility to the position as well.

    2. Tennessee (2-14) – Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama (6’1” 210lbs). This might be a little high for Cooper, but there is no doubt he is one of the top players available regardless of position. Nate Washington is old and Justin Hunter cannot stay healthy, nor does he seem to be developing as planned. The Titans seem poised to go with Zach Mettenberger next year, so why not give him better weapons? Cooper paired with Kendall Wright would be a nice duo.

    3. Jacksonville (3-13) – Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford (6’6” 310lbs). Blake Bortles might be their franchise guy, but how could they possibly know with all of the issues they have on the offensive line? Peat is arguably the top tackle on the board. He has ideal length for the position to go along with a nice drop-step and mirroring skills. Peat could play on the right side or the left, but I think the Jags may consider swapping Joeckel back to the right side.

    4. Oakland (3-13) – Leonard Williams, DT, USC (6’4” 295lbs). When the Raiders played Denver earlier this year, CJ Anderson broke something like 63 tackles (purposeful exaggeration) during the game. The Raiders have some good players in Khalil Mack and Sio Moore, but I still think they should go with the best defensive player on the board and that is definitely Williams. He is a force against the run and can play defensive end, but I also think he will add a lot of value as an interior pass-rusher.

    5. Washington (4-12) – Ray Stanley, OT, Notre Dame (6’5” 315lbs). Trent Williams is a very good tackle and Korey Lichtensteiger is a good center, but other than that the Redskins really have very little talent on the offensive line. It is hard to evaluate their QB situation when they only have 2 seconds to get rid of the ball every other snap. Stanley has been a fast riser on many boards because of his ability as a run-blocker and his performance against Leonard Williams.

    6. New York Jets (4-12) – Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State (6’4” 235lbs). Winston is a big risk, especially for a team in New York. What are the Jets supposed to do though? Geno Smith is terrible and there likely won’t be many options at QB during the free agency period. Winston reminds me a lot of Andrew Luck with his throwing motion and size. He is more of a pocket passer than a run-first guy, but he can take off and make plays with his feet. If the coaching staff can reel in Winston’s ego, he could turn out to be a pretty good player.

    7. Chicago (5-11) – Landon Collins, SS, Alabama (6’ 210lbs). Chris Conte is terrible and Ryan Mundy has been a pretty big disappointment. Brock Vereen looks to have some upside as a free safety for the Bears, but they really need someone else manning the deep areas of the field. The nice thing about Collins is that he is decent in coverage, but he excels against the run as well. Many scouts have stated that Collins is a better overall prospect than both Mark Barron and Haha Clinton-Dix were.

    8. Atlanta (6-10) – Randy Gregory, DE, Nebraska (6’5” 255lbs). Gregory is an explosive pass-rusher with long arms and nice closing speed. He is a bit raw and needs some refinement with pass-rushing moves, but overall there is a lot to like about his game. The Falcons’ defense is terrible and they generate almost no pass-rush during games. They have the pieces to run a 3-4, so I think Gregory could fill the ‘RUSH’ linebacker spot nicely.

    9. New York Giants (6-10) – Dante Fowler, DE, Florida (6’3” 275lbs). Fowler is a disruptive pass-rusher with a non-stop motor. He does a nice job against the run as well. His numbers from Florida don’t necessarily say “elite pass-rusher”, but he does have that upside. I can’t see the Giants paying to keep Jason Pierre-Paul after two disappointing seasons and they’re a bit lacking on the defensive side of the ball anyway.

    10. St. Louis (6-10) – Shane Ray, DE, Missouri (6’3” 245lbs). I could see the Rams going for a QB here, but with Mariota and Winston off the board, I think they’ll look to improve an already stout defense. Ray is an ideal fit for the Ram’s aggressive attacking defense. Ray is aggressive, a bit hitter, and has nice closing speed. He’s not outstanding in coverage, but the upside is there for him to develop into an every down player.

    11. Minnesota (7-9) – Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin (6’1” 215lbs). Gordon has big-play-ability as a running back because of his size, strength, and speed. He can really accelerate away from defenders when he gets into the open field. The Vikings are likely going to part ways with Adrian Peterson and they’ll be looking for his replacement in this draft. Jerrick McKinnon showed some nice ability, but Gordon is someone that can carry the ball 20+ times per game for the next 5-7 years.

    12. Cleveland (7-9) – Devante Parker, WR, Louisville (6’3” 210lbs). The Browns look like they’re finally done dealing with Josh Gordon and they don’t have a receiver that can be a feature guy after him. If they truly feel that Johnny Manziel can be their franchise QB, then they’re going to need to give him a lot of weapons. I really think Parker is going to shoot up draft boards when scouts look at the big picture with him. He has elite size with great hands and exceptional body control in the air.
    Good work wicked my wife's uncle is a West Virginia alum and he's hoping the Ravens draft White, he's a good kid.





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    Re: OT - Wicked's Way Too Early Mock, Version 2 [Four rounds]

    81. Buffalo – Jay Ajayi, RB, Boise State (6’ 215lbs). The best thing a team can do for a young QB is give him a strong ground attack. Fred Jackson is older and CJ Spiller gets hurt far too often to be depended upon. Ajayi has nice vision and burst to go along with size. He could become a feature back for the Bills.

    82. Houston – Justin Hardy, WR, Eastern Carolina (6’ 190lbs). Hardy runs great routes and was an ultra-productive receiver in college. The Texans need to start thinking about life after Andre Johnson and Hardy would be a good compliment to DeAndre Hopkins.

    83. Kansas City – Paul Dawson, LB, Texas Christian (6’2” 240lbs). Derrick Johnson is getting up there in age and the Chiefs might consider addressing the MIKE and WILL linebacker positions in this draft. Dawson is quick and takes nice angles with good follow-through on tackles.

    84. Philadelphia – Malcom Brown, DT, Texas (6’2” 325lbs). Brown would be a good player to have in rotation as a 5-technique or 0-technique defensive lineman. The Eagles continue to bolster their defense against tough NFC teams.

    85. Carolina – Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forrest (6’1” 180lbs). Johnson could stand to add some weight, but he has some nice range and coverage skills. The Panthers need to build their secondary back up after losing a lot of guys in free agency the last two seasons.

    86. Baltimore – Anthony Chickillo, DE, Miami (6’4” 270lbs). Chickillo is a smart and tenacious defender with a great rip move and decent closing speed for his size. I think he could play 5-technique, but he is someone I could see having a big impact on sub-packages. I like that he doesn’t quit and considering Baltimore is likely losing Pernell McPhee, they could use some better pass-rushers.

    87. Cincinnati – EJ Bibbs, TE, Iowa State (6’3” 255lbs). Bibbs isn’t much of a blocker, but he can line up in multiple spots. He has good hands and can make tough catches in traffic. The Bengals probably won’t be re-signing Jermaine Gresham and Hue Jackson likes to run dual-TE sets if at all possible.

    88. Detroit – Preston Smith, DE/DT, Mississippi State (6’6” 275lbs). Smith is a disruptive player that can line up in multiple formations and multiple positions. He has a nice swim move, but needs to learn to capitalize a bit more. Still, Detroit could use rotational guys along the D-Line and Smith would give them some nice options.

    89. Arizona – Henry Anderson, DE, Stanford (6’6” 295lbs). Anderson is strong against the run and he has some pass-rushing ability. He has experience as a 5-technique defensive end, so he would be a good fit in Arizona’s defense. Darnell Dockett is older and coming off an injury. Anderson gives them good depth.

    90. Pittsburgh – Shaquille Riddick, DE, West Virginia (6’6” 245lbs). Riddick is very quick with good change of direction ability. He was primarily a hands-in-the-dirt defensive end at West Virginia, but his athleticism could lend itself well to a RUSH linebacker in a 3-4. The Steelers likely won’t be able to afford to keep Jason Worilds.

    91. Indianapolis – Javorius Allen, RB, USC (6’1” 210lbs). Allen is a typical 1-cut back with nice speed and a long gait. The Colts could really stand to upgrade over Trent Richardson and Dan Herron, neither of which are guys who can carry the load for an entire season.

    92. Dallas – Ray Drew, DE, Georgia (6’5” 285lbs). Drew can play DT or DE in a 4-3 or a 3-4. His versatility is difficult to come by and this is good value in the bottom of the 3rd round. Drew could be a nice rotational piece for Dallas’ front-7.

    93. Green Bay – Spencer Drango, OT, Baylor (6’6” 315lbs). Drango could be a good candidate to play left or right tackle in the NFL. Either way, Green Bay could use some better depth since they seem to deal with injuries to linemen almost every season.

    94. Denver – Karl Joseph, FS, West Virginia (5’11” 200lbs). Joseph is rangy, is a big hitter, a solid tackler, and he does a nice job when covering receivers and tight ends. I think Joseph is pretty underrated and could go higher than this. There is a strong likelihood that Denver does not re-sign Rahim Moore this off-season.

    95. Seattle - Cameron Erving, OT/G, Florida State (6’5” 320lbs). Erving can play LT, RT, both guard positions, and center if need be. I think his versatility will appeal to many teams and the Seahawks could view him as a better player than James Carpenter or JR Sweezy. Erving also gives them some continuity if Russ Okung gets hurt, which happens frequently.

    96. New England - Jalen Mills, CB/S, LSU (6’1” 195lbs). Mills can play either corner or safety and I think there is a strong possibility that the Pats choose not to pay to keep Devin McCourty, so they could be in the market for another free safety. Mills has nice range and good ball skills, so he could be a good candidate to step in for McCourty.
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    Re: OT - Wicked's Way Too Early Mock, Version 2 [Four rounds]

    Quote Originally Posted by SugarRay52 View Post
    Good work wicked my wife's uncle is a West Virginia alum and he's hoping the Ravens draft White, he's a good kid.
    The only thing that concerns me about his game is that he will lose focus from time to time and drop easy receptions.

    However, that isn't something I've seen him do a lot of. One play that comes to mind was a sure TD catch against MD in the back of the end zone. It basically went right through his hands. I'd like to see him iron those mistakes out because he has the talent to be a top-10 receiver in the NFL when you look at everything.
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