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Cmoney's Mock Draft v2.0 (FA started, Ware gone)

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by cmoney23, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. cmoney23

    cmoney23 Active Member

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    Round 1: Kony Ealy DE Missouri- Quick-twitch athlete with more suddenness and explosiveness than frame indicates. Quick and strong hands. Effective club to swim move and can go either way with it. Flashes above average speed to power and can knock back offensive tackles. Good closing burst. Big hitter than can jar ball loose. Can stream line pass rush moves. Active run defender that's at best on the move. Strong and long enough to set the edge when keeps pads down. Good awareness and locates ball quickly. Good range for size. Makes plays in pursuit (front-side and backside). Good pop as a tackler. Locker room leader. Matured and developed into team player.

    Round 2: Kareem Martin DE North Carolina- Effective hand fighter. Makes it tough for offensive linemen to reach him and can counterpunch when blocker wins initially. Average bull rusher off the edge. Disruptive interior pass rusher that reads snap well. Gets skinny and shoots gaps. Appears to have long arms and gets hands up in passing lanes. Strong enough to hold ground and set the edge working against offensive tackles when keeps pads downs. Presses and controls tight ends. Locates and tracks ball well. Can get off blocks in time to make plays at and behind the line of scrimmage. Above average discipline and positioning. Takes away cutback lanes and stays home against misdirection. Average range and takes sound pursuit angles but doesn't have the closing burst to chase NFL backs down from behind. Built well and hasn't sustained any serious injuries. Consistent Hard worker.

    Round 3: Terrence Brooks S Florida State- Can get an early break on the ball but better job of reading quarterbacks than reading routes and anticipating breaks. Enough range to cover deep half and can play centerfield if makes sound read and doesn't take any false steps. Adequate transition and good closing speed coming out of backpedal. Good balance and fluidity when forced to change directions quickly. Can stay with most slot receivers in man coverage. Started all 14 games last year and hasn't sustained any serious injuries.

    Round 4: Chris Watt OG Notre Dame- Gets set quickly and active hands. Flashes strong punch. Digs in and holds ground against bull rush. Waist bender and top-heavy coming out of stance but above average balance and recovers well. Finds a way to stay in front of defenders once set but can get beat inside off the snap. Can finish and leans on defenders when gets them to the ground. Agitator that can block through the whistle and gets under defender's skin with effort. Hard worker and good teammate.

    Round 5: Shaquille Richardson CB Arizona- (Hold over from Mock 1.0) Tall, Lanky CB that is all the rage in the NFL right now. Not a great tackler and can get lost in space, but has the speed and size you’d look for. Could be the 4/5th CB next year.

    Round 6: David Fales- QB- San Jose State- Great competitor. Is tough and willing to hang in pocket. Excellent football intelligence. Fast learner and can pick up schemes very quickly. Very good decision maker. Understands value of ball security. In complete control on the field. Has a fluid, quick delivery. Adequate zip on intermediate throws when he can follow through. But struggles to drive ball vertically with good velocity. Ball gets suspended in air and wind can really effect flight pattern. Will need to get ball out on time in order to make accurate down-field throws in NFL. Has good short-to-intermediate accuracy. Would like to see improvement in areas of anticipation and ball placement within strike zone (to maximize yards after catch opportunities). Throws accurately on the run. Can also make accurate throw from adjusted arm angle when necessary

    Round 7: Ben Gardner- DE- Stanford- (Hold over from Mock 1.0) Injured last year and stock fell, but Playing in just eight games, Gardner consistently got into the backfield, compiling 7.5 tackles for loss from his defensive end position while collecting 4.5 sacks and nine quarterback hurries. He totaled 19 tackles, one forced fumble and one blocked punt. Worth a late pick.
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  2. Fla Cowpoke

    Fla Cowpoke Well-Known Member

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    How come we always say take the best player available, and then when one roster move happens we all lose our minds? 3 DE's and no DT?
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  3. cmoney23

    cmoney23 Active Member

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    I think Martin will play the three tech for us. He has the size to do so. And Gardner is coming off an injury, prospect pick.
  4. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    good effort

    this works if you replace martin with da quan jones in rd 2 to play the 1 tech and we are able to sign hatcher or melton to play the 3
  5. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    Martin is far from a 3 tech.....he's a long and athletic edge pass rusher. Actually a very similar player to Ealy....and with that said Ealy is a reach at 16. You can't have a knee jerk reaction to Ware and reach for a DE just for the sake of taking 1.

    Brooks, Watt, and Gardner are all very good picks though. If you were to switch out Ealy for Donald, or even Jernigan, and it would be a very good mock
  6. morasp

    morasp Well-Known Member

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    With Austin's June 1 release, I bet they take a WR somewhere in the first four rounds.
  7. cmoney23

    cmoney23 Active Member

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    Martin is 6'6" 273... he adds 10/15lbs and he could kick inside in a three tech. I think. But I can assure you DE is our biggest need. And to get two potential DL starters would be a god send. I would like Donald to, but I doubt he's there @16. And I hate moving up.
  8. bb721

    bb721 Active Member

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    Round 6: David Fales- QB- San Jose State

    The Cowboys don't currently have a 6th round pick in the draft.
  9. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    273 @ 6'6 isnt that big. Martin is pretty lean, it would be more like 20-25 lbs of muscle. AKA he's never going to be a DT.

    And DT is just as big of a need. Ignoring it all together would be a huge mistake.
  10. cmoney23

    cmoney23 Active Member

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    My bad, miss typed, first of two 7ths.
  11. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    Lost me on the first pick. That would be a disaster. Another undersized DE is what we don't need. He's a 3-4 type guy who will probably go in the 2nd round.
  12. cmoney23

    cmoney23 Active Member

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    Hatcher came out of college at 6'6" and weighing 284 projected as a DE. And he was 299 this year.

    Melton was 6'4" and 269 coming out.

    It's not a winnable argument because neither of us will know for some time (if ever)...but I can assure you that at 6'6" he could easily on an NFL weight/ nutrition program he could be a stud 3 tech. He's better against the run and has played inside in college.
  13. Questfor6

    Questfor6 Well-Known Member

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    Kareem Martin is not a second round player, he's really not that good compared to the caliber of DE's that will be available in round 2.
  14. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    How? What's your reasoing?
  15. cmoney23

    cmoney23 Active Member

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    I'm a big fan of Ealy... he won't last until the Second... but we could maybe slide back some and still get him... Thats a good thing if you ask me. He's not that under sized either... he's 6'4" and weighs 273 Shorter that you'd like but has some mass to him... he's the same height as DWare but is 20 LB's heavier! You guys are getting to caught up on measurables and not looking at play... he was one of the best DE's in the SEC.
  16. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    You need big big players in the NFL because NFL teams have big players to go up against.
  17. Questfor6

    Questfor6 Well-Known Member

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    He doesn't wow me with anything he does, just kind of bland alongwith Chris Smith in this draft. Crichton, Murphy, & Attouchu are better options at 47.
  18. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    6'6 272 with 35" arms, 4.72 40, 7.2 3 cone drill, 129" broad, and 35" vert doesn't jump off of the page to you? And he did have 11.5 sacks and 21.5 tfl this year. The only ? on Martin is why he didn't produce more his soph and Jr years.
  19. cmoney23

    cmoney23 Active Member

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    Draft him in the second and plug him into our DL I think this mock gets us 3 starters on D next season... 2 right away!
  20. bodi

    bodi Active Member

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    good work

    except I really don't like the OG you pick think there are other options

    an no to drafting a QB

    put in a WR

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