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Banks mock 5

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  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    12 DE Quinton Coples North Carolina Sr. 6-6 285
    There's a lot to love about the young defense the Seahawks are assembling, but they've got to create more pressure on opposing passers. Coples could drop well into the teens, but he's got double-digit sack talent if Pete Carroll and Co. can figure out how to keep his intensity and effort level high at all times.

    13 OT Riley Reiff Iowa Jr. 6-6 300
    The Cardinals' offensive line needs upgrading, and with both Reiff and Stanford guard David DeCastro still available, Arizona's in the right place at the right time in this round.

    14 S Mark Barron Alabama Sr. 6-2 218
    There have been reports the Cowboys are targeting Poe with their pick, but in Barron they'd be getting a big, hard-hitting safety who can handle run defense and move plenty well enough in coverage. That makes him a very valuable commodity in a pass-happy league, and in a division with quality running backs like LeSean McCoy, Ahmad Bradshaw and Washington's Roy Helu.

    15 DT Dontari Poe Memphis Sr. 6-5 350
    Poe finds his NFL home, and it's not surprising to see Andy Reid taking the athletically gifted big man from Memphis. The Eagles need more strength up the middle of their defense, and the hope is that newly acquired linebacker DeMeco Ryans was just the beginning of that upgrade.

    16 DE/OLB Courtney Upshaw Alabama Sr. 6-2 265
    Rex Ryan covets another versatile front seven talent who can both supply some edge rush and stand up in run defense. If receiver Michael Floyd happens to fall this far, New York will have a decision to make. But Upshaw just seems like Ryan's type of player, and he can create some havoc in a variety of ways.

    17 OG David DeCastro Stanford Sr. 6-5 310
    (From Oakland). The Bengals should be thrilled with this scenario, given their need at guard and their ability to still select one of the top cornerbacks at No. 21. DeCastro is one of the cleanest players in this draft, and there's no other interior linemen rated in his neighborhood. The Carson Palmer trade pays off big-time with this pick.

    18 OT/G Cordy Glenn Georgia Sr. 6-6 346
    The Chargers' need for more pass rush and defensive line help could wind up taking them in a different direction. But Glenn is a mauler of a blocker who has experience both at guard and left tackle.

    19 DE/OLB Whitney Mercilus Illinois Jr. 6-4 254
    Going for an offensive tackle or a cornerback would be solid need/value picks at this point in the round, but pass rushers always carry their own temptation. In Mercilus, the homestate product gives the Bears defense a boost in a division that features games against Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford at least four times a year.

    20 CB Stephon Gilmore South Carolina Jr. 6-1 193
    Gilmore could go higher than this, because the more scouts have analyzed his blend of size, speed and coverage ability, the more they like it. With Cortland Finnegan's departure in free agency, the need at cornerback in Tennessee should narrow the Titans' choices.


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    Gnats would end up with Nick Perry in this draft. Thats all they need.

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