FanPost

SMD Official Post Combine Mock Draft

Nfl_20draft_20logo_20for_20slide_medium

via www.realclearsports.com

Listen up boys and girls. Here's your lesson. Your official SMD post-combine mock draft. I will be holding one more mock draft after this one. This mock was a female dog to write out, but I took just as much time doing round 2 as I did round 1. I put a lot of work in this and I think you'll see that everyone falls about right in comparison to their performance. This mock is based off of tape, senior bowl and east west games, the combine, and any medical information that we have learned about the players. So let's get to it...

Round 1

1. Kansas City (2-14) - Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M - With the rumors of the Chiefs targeting Alex Smith in a trade with San Fran, all signs point towards Joeckel going #1. He's not going to blow you away with his athleticism, but he is smart, and knows how to play the game.

2. Jacksonville (2-14) - Shariff Floyd DT Florida - The Jags had an absolutely awful defense in 2012, whether it was injuries, or just a plain lack of talent, they have to find a way to improve the defensive front seven. Shariff Floyd gives them versatility and speeds at the defensive tackle position. He is strong enough to play nose across from Alulu, but fast enough to rush the passer from the 3tech.

3. Oakland (4-12) - Dion Jordan DE/OLB Oregon - Oakland has to replace Wimbley, so they do that with the best all around athlete on the defensive side of the ball. Jordan can be their version of Aldon Smith. He can stand up and rush, drop back into coverage, or rush from the traditional DE position.

4. Philadelphia (4-12) - Eric Fisher OT Central Michigan - The Eagles signed Demetrius Bell last year to fill in for injured LT Jason Peters, but he was a major bust, so they have to find someone who can come in and start day 1 at left tackle. Eric Fisher is a great combo of athleticism and smarts.

5. Detroit (4-12) - Ezekiel Ansah DE BYU - Vandenbosch is a FA, and Cliff Avril may not be back either, so Detroit will have to get younger at defensive end, while still maintaining a level of athleticism. Ansah is very raw, but his upside present too much of a plus for Detroit to pass up on him here.

6. Cleveland (5-11) - Jarvis Jones OLB/DE Georgia - The Browns have to find playmakers on defense. Their offense is starting to come together, being built behind running back Trent Richardson, now they need a young defensive stud to build behind. Jarvis Jones is a pure pass rusher who can just flat out get after the QB. His only question is his health issue, but I don't think that will scare as many teams as people think.

7. Arizona (5-11) - Geno Smith QB West Virginia - Evidently the Cardinals are very high on Smith, and would even be willing to move up if they feel someone before them is going to take him. Larry Fitzgerald would have to be stoked about this pick, as he finally would have a talented QB who can get him the ball.

8. Buffalo (6-10) - Cordarrell Patterson WR Tennessee - Bills need a quarterback, and they hoped that Smith would make it past Arizona, but he didn't, so they go with the playmaker Patterson. Patterson's size, weight, speed combo presents matchup problems for opposing CBs.

9. New York Jets (6-10) - Chance Warmack OG Alabama - The Jets offensive line needs a few young replacements, and Warmack is the best player in the draft. Match made in heaven.

10. Tennessee (6-10) - De Milliner CB Alabama - Titans need a #1 corner, and they get their man here with Milliner, who ran an impressive 4.37 40 at the combine.

11. San Diego (7-9) - Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma - I think just about everyone is mocking Johnson here these days. It is a good BPA/Position of need pick. This would make the 50 year old Phillip Rivers a happy senior.

12. Miami (7-9) - Keenan Allen WR California - Miami needs a target for Tannehill. He had a great rookie season, but if they expect him to take that next step he will need a #1 target. Keenan Allen can line up anywhere and has the best hands in the draft.

13. Tampa Bay (7-9) - Desmond Trufant CB Washington - Tampa had the best rush defense and the worst pass defense last year. They need to replace Aqib Talib with equal talent and the big body of Trufant does that. Don't let his size fool you as Trufant ran a 4.38 at the combine.

14. Carolina (7-9) - Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri - If Ron Rivera expects his defense to work he will have to find a good 3tech. With Shariff Floyd long gone they go with the next best DT available. Richardson is a freaky athlete who will be a terror in the passing game. His only question is his ability to play the run.

15. New Orleans (7-9) Demontre Moore DE Texas A&M - Moore slips a little in this mock due to the emergence of other pass rushers. New Orleans needs serious help on defense, and a pass rusher like Moore can get them on the track to at least having a defense that can worry opponents.

16. St. Louis (7-8-1) - Tavon Austin WR West Virginia - Sam Bradford has never had a true threat to throw to. Tavon Austin would give him that go to guy who can get up field and just flat out burn defenders. Austin can line up anywhere; he even plays a little running back.

17. Pittsburgh (8-8) - Barkevious Mingo DE/OLB LSU - James Harrison is probably gone. He's too old and demands too much cap space. So, the Steelers will look to get younger at linebacker. Mingo is a great athlete who will thrive in the Steelers defensive style.

18. Dallas (8-8) - Kawann Short DT Purdue - Dallas recently switch to a 4-3 tampa 2 defense, so they will look to find a 3 tech in the draft. Kawann Short is a good pass rusher and is solid in the run.

19. New York Giants (9-7) - Alec Ogletree LB Georgia - I wanted to bad to draft Ogletree in the top 15, but his personality issues just didn't fit. Giants need linebacker help and Ogletree can play all 3 positions in the 4-3.

20. Chicago (10-6) - Jonathan Cooper OG North Carolina - As much as I've hated on Cooper recently, he's a very good pass protector, and a prototype left guard, the Bears biggest weakness. He will come in and start day 1 and give Jay a good protector on his blind side. He also excels in pulling. The only thing that scares me off is his weakness in the run game.

21. Cincinnati* (10-6) - Manti Te'o LB Norte Dame - Cincinnati needs linebackers, and Te'o is the type of player the Bengals love. He's a strong run defender, but can drop back too.

22. St. Louis - from Washington* (10-6) - Tyler Eifert TE Norte Dame - They give Bradford another weapon here. Eifert has great athletic ability and can block too. He's a solid tight end and that's something a young QB like Bradford would love to have.

23. Minnesota* (10-6) - Jonathon Hankins DT OSU - Vikings need wide receivers, but no one here presents enough value, so they take Hankins, who can come in and give another inside presence with an ageing Kevin Smith.

24. Indianapolis* (11-5) - Jesse Williams DT Alabama - Colts need a big nose tackle for their 3-4 and Williams is a huge man.

25. Seattle* (11-5) - DeAndre Hopkins WR Clemson - Russell Wilson's situation is much like the Miami situation. He needs playmakers, and Hopkins is just that. He may not be blazing fast, or huge, but he just makes plays.

26. Green Bay* (11-5) - Robert Woods WR USC - Packers need to find a young player who can eventually become their #1. Robert Woods is the all time leading receiver in USC history. Sounds like a good match to me.

27. Houston* (12-4) - Kevin Minter LB LSU - Houston has to find another ILB in their 3-4 to play alongside Brian Cushing. Minter would be a great addition to an already dominant defense.

28. Denver* (13-3) - Kenny Vaccaro S Texas - Denver needs some serious help in the defensive backfield. Champ is just a bad player now, and they have no names everywhere else. Vaccaro is the best safety in the draft and will give them a young cornerstone to build their DBs around.

29. New England* (12-4) - Jonathon Banks CB Miss St - New England needs to improve their defense. Banks is a big guy who can play safety, or corner. And you know how Wild Bill loves those guys who can play multiple positions.

30. Atlanta* (13-3) - Bjeorn Werner DE FSU - Atlanta has to improve their front 7 if they want to be consistent contenders, and Werner is a big guy who can get after the passer. He is a bit of a project, but has good upside.

31. San Francisco* (11-4-1) - DJ Fluker OT Alabama - With Joe Staley a staple on the left side, they need to find someone who can tie down the right side. Fluker is a big guy who can push people around.

32. Baltimore* (10-6) - John Jenkins DT Georgia - I think everyone is mocking this pick. The Ravens need a nose tackle and Jenkins is a monster of a man. At over 350 pounds Jenkins can eat a ton of space, allowing for the linebackers to move around.

Round 2

1. Jacksonville (2-14) - Mike Glennon QB NCST - Jaguars GM has already stated that the QB competition will be completely open, so they will probably look for a QB early to come in and beat, I mean compete with Blaine Gabbert. Glennon is raw, but has all the tools.

2. Kansas City (2-14) - Terrence Williams WR Baylor - If the Chiefs let Bowe walk, then they'll need a receiver to play opposite Baldwin.

3. Philadelphia (4-12) - Sylvester Williams DT North Carolina - Philly is releasing Cullen Jenkins, so they'll look to upgrade their defensive tackle position.

4. Detroit (4-12) - Xavier Rhodes CB FSU - Lions need help everywhere on defense, and Rhodes is a big CB with #1 potential.

5. Cincinnati - from Oakland (4-12) - Eddie Lacey RB Alabama - Cincinnati loves to have big physical running backs, and Eddie Lacey is just that. He's not fast, he's not quick, but he will run you over and not call the next morning.

6. Arizona (5-11) - Larry Warford OG North Carolina - Arizona took Geno in the first round, so they'll need to give him some protection. Warford is huge.

7. New York Jets (6-10) - Matt Elam S Florida - Jets need defensive back help, and Matt Elam is a ball player. He will give them a good deep man, who can also play the box.

8. Tennessee (6-10) - Eric Reid S LSU - Tennessee went defensive back in the first, and goes defensive back again. This time they get a free safety.

9. Buffalo (6-10) - Arthur Brown LB Kansas State - Buffalo needs linebacker help, and Arthur Brown is an athletic guy who excels in run coverage.

10. Miami (7-9) - Zach Ertz TE Stanford - Miami needs to surround their young QB with talent, and Ertz is a big physical target.

11. Tampa Bay (7-9) - Gavin Escobar TE San Diego State - Tampa needs a tight end. Gavin Escobar is one of the "3 big E's" in this draft.

12. Carolina (7-9) - Jonathon Cyprein S Florida International - You need two things to run the Tempa 2 correctly, a good 3tech and a good safety. Cyprein give Rivera that safety that can play the deep third, or come down and defend the run.

13. San Diego (7-9) - Matt Barkley QB USC - With a new regime in, they may be looking for "their guy" at QB, in this case Barkley could sit behind Rivers for a year, then take over.

14. St. Louis (7-8-1) - Brandon Williams DT Miss S St - St. Louis improves their run defense by taking the huge human, Williams. He's around 340 lbs.

15. Dallas (8-8) - Alex Okafor DE Texas - Dallas needs a solid 3 down pass rusher opposite Demarcus Ware, and Okafor can be that guy.

16. Pittsburgh (8-8) - David Amerson CB North Carolina State - Pittsburgh needs to get younger on defense and Amerson presents them with a big, fast guy who has a lot of potential.

17. New York Giants (9-7) - Kyle Long OT/OG Oregon - Giants need offensive line help, and Long can play 4 of 5 positions.

18. Chicago (10-6) - Ryan Swope WR Texas A&M - The Bears need a speed guy, and Swope fits the bill. He ran a 4.34 at the combine (same as Tavon), and also put up 16 reps on the bench. He's taller than Tavon too, at 6'0 and also bigger at 205 lbs. He's a deep threat, who isn't afraid to go over the middle. This would be a good fit for the Bears, who desperately need to find a speed receiver to compliment Marshall and Jeffery.

19. Washington* (10-6) - Phillip Thomas S Fresno State - I think I have mocked him here every time so far, and I will probably keep doing so.

20. Minnesota* (10-6) - Jamar Taylor CB Boise State - Minnesota needs a young CB to eventually be their #1 and Jamar Taylor is a big fast guy.

21. Cincinnati* (10-6) - Da'Rick Rodgers WR Tennessee Tech - The Bengals aren't afraid to draft problem players, and Rodgers is just that. If they can fix his attitude he could be the best WR in the draft.

22. Miami - from Indianapolis* (11-5) - Sio Moore LB Connecticut - Miami doesn't need too much help in the front seven, but Sio Moore presents BPA here.

23. Green Bay* (11-5) - Star Lotulelei DT/DE Utah - Star could be a top 5 pick in the draft, but with recent health concerns he drops here. Green Bay can afford to let him sit if need be. Unless it turns out that he will be unable to play football at all. In which case he won't be drafted, of course.

24. Seattle* (11-5) - Jordan Hill DT Penn State - Seattle has a good pass rush, but their interior line could use an upgrade.

25. Houston* (12-4) - Justin Hunter WR Tennessee - Houston needs to find a #2 to play opposite Andre Johnson. Hunter could eventually become the #1.

26. Denver* (13-3) - Jordan Poyer CB Oregon State - Denver needs a ton of help in the defensive backfield, so they go DB two rounds in a row.

27. New England* (12-4) - Aaron Dobson WR Marshall - Tom Brady needs a solid WR and Dobson is a big guy with good hands.

28. Atlanta* (13-3) - Kahseem Greene LB Rutgers - Atlanta needs front seven help and Greene is BPA here.

29. San Francisco* (11-4-1) - Marquise Goodwin WR/ST Texas - 49ers are losing Teddy Ginn to FA so they will need a new kick returner/speed threat.

30. Baltimore* (10-6) - Markus Wheaton WR Oregon State - Baltimore may lose Anquan as a cap casualty, so they'll need to grab a receiver early to replace him.

<em>This FanPost was written by a Windy City Gridiron member, and does not necessarily reflect the ideas or opinions of its staff or community.</em>

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Windy City Gridiron

You must be a member of Windy City Gridiron to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Windy City Gridiron. You should read them.

Join Windy City Gridiron

You must be a member of Windy City Gridiron to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Windy City Gridiron. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker