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Fanspeak Mock 4/23

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by basstapp, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. basstapp

    basstapp Well-Known Member

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    I went away from forcing a D-line pick in the first round and drafted the BPA. I think Dix steps in and solidifies our secondary.

    There is a lot of depth in the draft for the D-line so I took Easley (1st rounder if it wasn't for his injury) a DE in Trent Murphy (did a fantastic job in rushing the passer).

    Not sure how far Brandon Thomas drops because of injury, but if he is available in the 4th I grab him no problem and red shirt him.

    I take a 4 year player in Kevin Norwood who is a grinder and does everything you ask. One of the better route runners in the draft, has average speed, and is a consistent blocker. I think he is a Patrick Crayton type of player.

    The only player I regret taking in this draft is Connor Shaw. I could have taken Matt Patchan, but I didn't. Overall I think that our defense fills some major holes and we have a lot of upside going into next year with Thomas on the Line.


    16 S HA’SEAN CLINTON-DIX
    ALABAMA

    47 DT DOMINIQUE EASLEY
    FLORIDA

    78 DE TRENT MURPHY
    STANFORD

    119
    G BRANDON THOMAS
    CLEMSON

    158
    WR KEVIN NORWOOD
    ALABAMA

    229
    QB CONNOR SHAW
    SOUTH CAROLINA

    231
    DE AARON LYNCH
    USF

    238
    FB TREY MILLARD
    OKLAHOMA

    248
    G ZACH FULTON
    TENNESSEE

    251
    OT DONALD HAWKINS
    TEXAS

    254
    DT KEN BISHOP
    NORTHERN ILLINOIS
  2. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    I'd be okay with your draft but I'd prefer a guard/OT sandwiched between two d-linemen in the top three rounds.
  3. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Decent draft, although I think they prefer Ward over Dix and could trade down in the 1st or up in the 2nd to get him.

    I keep see Zach Fulton is mock after mock and I can't figure out why.
  4. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Yes, at this point they almost have to get a Guard that can be ready as a backup this year. They have Zero depth at the position.
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  5. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    Yup! He needs to push for a starting job or be a solid backup at guard or tackle.

    I think the first three picks should be lineman unless one of the premier WRs or LBs falls in the 1st or 2nd.
  6. jterrell

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    Solid draft with a lot of guys that particular fanspeak list underrates.
    Actually a very reasonable choice in Connor Shaw.
    He is a very capable long-term NFL back up and that's what you are drafting in that area.
    I like that he is a similar athlete to Romo so can run the same offensive principles.
    Doesn't have body to withstand 16 games but is the kind of guy who could play well in limited time and eventually earn someone overpaying him to be a starter.
    Not exactly Matt Schaub but that type of guy who can be great if not exposed to defenses long-term.

    Disagree mightily with thoughts above about OG. You take them if they are there but you darn sure don't reach for one.
    Dallas has to have another OG on the roster by opening week but we are a long ways off from that.
    There will cuts from other teams and are free agents still available including Brian Waters.
    You don't panic to fill a 3rd OG role.
    If anything you've drafted Thomas too high.
    He was a late 2nd-high 4th round guy before injury.
    He's probably late 5th to early 7th now.
    Would love to get him with our first 7th and would support him in the 6th.
    Before then it is too much risk for zero immediate gain.
    The issue others see is that drafting Thomas doesn't help you fill that role this year.
    While that is fair it isn't good roster planning to force one out of this draft class.
  7. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Can't see a 1st round safety.
  8. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    Dix won't be there and you are very likely right.
  9. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    I would say they pick him because he is the best OG left on their rankings when they get to a spot. Just a guess.
  10. basstapp

    basstapp Well-Known Member

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    I also saw Thomas as a 2nd rounder - I don't think I ever saw him that low. I could be wrong though. Fulton is just a massive lineman. Plays with a ton of power, but struggles in run blocking. I think he is a low risk draft pick with some ceiling if we can work on his technique.
  11. jterrell

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    I have pretty consistently struggled to find interior guys of value in these mocks and when I do I have to go OC.
    Not a great year for those guys.
    A traded down that nets something in round 3 would be very helpful in that regard.

    If we were to perfectly craft a draft to fit our needs Sua-Filo or Sankey would fall to 47 or Gabe Jackson in round 3.
    But most mocks place those guys 10-20 picks out of range for us.
    Traditionally OGs fall (though not last year) and if they in 2014 we may be looking at an answer in the above scenarios.
  12. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    There is a name or two I usually find in the 7th if I need a OG. Beyond on those couple of names I don't know much about the others. If they are gone and I just want to take an OG...I will just pick whoever is highest on the rankings and hope for the best lol.
  13. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    CBS currently ranks him round 6-7.
    Drafttek had him rated in the 70s before injury and how he is 231.
    http://www.drafttek.com/2014-NFL-Draft-Prospect-Rankings/Top-College-Offensive-Guards-2014-Draft.asp
  14. basstapp

    basstapp Well-Known Member

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  15. basstapp

    basstapp Well-Known Member

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    Here is my new fanspeak mocked based on the discussion above. Skipped QB because I'm guessing that Weeden is going to be the one backing up Romo. I think Orton gets released.

    16
    OLB ANTHONY BARR
    UCLA

    47
    DT DOMINIQUE EASLEY
    FLORIDA

    78
    G TRAI TURNER
    LSU

    119
    DE KAREEM MARTIN
    NORTH CAROLINA

    158
    CB AARON COLVIN
    OKLAHOMA

    229
    DE AARON LYNCH
    USF

    231
    OT MATT PATCHAN
    BOSTON COLLEGE

    238
    DT KEN BISHOP
    NORTHERN ILLINOIS

    248
    P KIRBY VAN DER KAMP
    IOWA STATE

    251
    RB ISAIAH CROWELL
    ALABAMA STATE

    254
    FB TREY MILLARD
    OKLAHOMA

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