Mock Draft 02/19/2013 -"Maddenish" pre-combine draft
This is a more "Maddenish" mock that I have put together. It is just a showing of what I think would be an ideal(my ideal) and by no means a realistic offseason and draft. More a highlight of the players that I have enjoyed watching video of since the last draft I made about six days ago.
note -With the amount of depth at Oline and Safeties in this draft, I think a solid draft would be to get as many potential starters as possible. That means picking from the smaller pool of position first
Spencer - Its going to take a lot of money to keep a guy who we have been using as a 34 OLB, and whom will want to be paid as such. Good luck, sir, go make that money you deserve.
Jenkins - not going to be worth the hastle, and not worth the money.
Jones - Self explanatory
Free - No longer worth the roster spot
Livings - same as Free
Henry Melton, DT Bears, Melton plays a Willie Beamen and follows Marinelli with him to Dallas.
Donald Thomas, OG Patriots, overlooked in NE, he will be an upgrade for Livings.
Ezekial Ansah, DE BYU,
Say what you will about the pick. In this mock I have matched the perfect student (physically and athletically gifted, raw) with non arguably the best Dline coach in the League. I dont see Ansah as the bust I have read on these threads. We bash him because hes been in football for 3 years; well, if they had told us he had played since grammar school, he would just be considered inconsistent, which seems to be the weakness of half the DTs in this draft. Teach him up like any other player and he will be great. Also, when looking at the big board of potential talent in this years draft, Oline dwarfs Dline IMO, there are better chances of striking a good OG,OT better in the later rounds.
2(47) Alec Ogletree, SAM Georgia,
Oh My God, What an Idiot! How many days before the Combine? Wh, What? Will this drop him? From what others have told me, the SAM is not a position of terrible need in this Kiffin 43 Defense. They don't have to be All Stars. My argument is it wouldn't hurt to have a really good one. This guy is all over the place on the field. He was considered a top safety out of HS, and would be an incredible piece in this defense. Im putting him in the 2nd whilst I can, because he will rise back up. Of course, he can pull a Janoris Jenkins and I would be just fine with that. He will grow up with the responsibility, and with money to pay for taxis.
3(80) Terron Armstead, OT Arkansas Pine-Bluff,
I keep thinking of Lane Johnson in the 1st round to be ideal, but then I turn back to the video of this guy, and I move my 1st round else where. He made fools of the Dlineman that he played against in college, and with ease. He also has very nimble feet and moves well for his large size. Small school does not scare me if his combine numbers look good. Remember; Larry Allen- Sonoma State, By no means comparing, only pointing it out.
4(111) DJ Swearinger, S South Carolina,
I want to like Cyprien more, but not in the position of the draft that analysts think hell go. I tweeted Bryan Broaddus the question of whether Swearinger would be a good option at a 2nd or 3rd round grade the other day; he wrote back that their are better options at that point. I was elated. D.J. is my favorite safety, and if he can fall this low to us, I would consider it a victory.
May I note that Bryan Broaddus is one cool guy to promptly tweet me back.
5(144) Alvin Bailey, OG Arkansas,
There is a lot of potential names that I could fit at Offensive Guard here, (Brian Schwenke, Brian Winters, Earl Watford, Patrick Omameh). Some may be wishful thinking; whos to say. With such a large pool at the position, we don't know who's going where. Bailey is a good OG, and can vie for a starting spot on Day 1.
Trade Jay Ratliff to New Orleans for 6(170) and 7(201)
6(170) Matt Scott, QB Arizona,
This is a very intriguing prospect. He is mobile, but more than that, I thought he had a good throw, tight spiral, good decision making in the few videos I saw of him. I think he might go much sooner than this, but as of right now, I see a lot of 7th round grades on him. Ill take him here.
6(175) Dennis Johnson, RB Arkansas,
This one might burn a few; another compliment running back from Arkansas. We did just get rid of one. Watch some film of this guy if you haven't seen him yet. He is like a poor man's Ray Rice, Doug Martinish guy. Short, stout, fast. One thing to note; he was patient, but didn't hesitate. Would be a great third down back, reciever type. Didn't get invited to the combine, which is a bit weird because I found him very capable of participating. Makes him much more of a steal.
7(201) Uzoma Nwachukwu, WR Texas A&M,
Dosen't have the greatest hands, but is somewhat of a playmaker, could be an option for the return game and compete for 2nd reciever. I havent seen his name thrown around. Maybe I'm missing something on him. He looks like a great option.
Cameron Lawrence, OLB Miss State
If this guy goes undrafted, I hope that Jerry can pick him up. Would make a good backup as the SAM linebacker and a strong contributor to the special teams.
Kip Edwards, CB Missouri
A good option at corner and special teams contributor.
Last edited by JDSTAR : 02-19-2013 at 09:42 AM.