PFW latest mock

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  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    11. Kansas City Chiefs
    Michael Brockers | DE-DT | LSU [ Soph.-3 ] | APY: $2.8M
    What better place for Brockers to learn the ropes than under the tutelage of two former Tigers, Glenn Dorsey and Tyson Jackson. Brockers possesses the strength to line up anywhere along an odd front and can bring valuable insurance to Romeo Crennel's defense with future decisions to be made on both Dorsey and Jackson. Some GMs take the approach that they will not get burned by the same school twice, as Ron Wolf was known to do, and Jackson has not lived up to his lofty draft status. However, the DLE position remains critical to the success of a stout 3-4 front, and LSU has proven its linemen can make the transition.

    12. Seattle Seahawks
    Stephon Gilmore | CB | South Carolina [ Jr. ] | APY: $2.5M
    Pete Carroll's defense thrives on the size and physicality of its cornerbacks. Gilmore has the size desired to hem the line at a premium position of need, a prime reason why cornerbacks such as Gilmore and Alabama's Dre Kirkpatrick could be drafted in the top 15.

    13. Arizona Cardinals
    Cordy Glenn | OT-OG | Georgia | APY: $2.5M
    Glenn's ability to play guard or tackle could serve the Cardinals well, with needs at both positions. Levi Brown returned, but Glenn could kick him to the right side or kick inside and push Adam Snyder outside. The premium on the tackle position likely will force a team that drafts Glenn early to try him at tackle first and let him fail before moving him inside.

    14. Dallas Cowboys
    Mark Barron | SS | Alabama | APY: $2.4M
    Brodney Pool signed to shore up the secondary, but he has struggled to stay healthy and maintain a starting job throughout his career. Barron gives the Cowboys a hammering, Darren Woodson-like box presence, and could bring great value in this slot, with top safeties commanding more than $5 million annually, more than twice what this slot pays on average.

    15. Philadelphia Eagles
    Dontari Poe | DT | Memphis [ Jr. ] | APY: $2.3M
    The Eagles' defensive line thrives on its quickness. Neither Mike Patterson or Cullen Jenkins have been models of durability, with Patterson coming off January brain surgery and his future up in the air. Poe possesses freakish movement skill for a man his size and could benefit from the tutelage of DL coach Jim Washburn. President Joe Banner remains at the forefront of sage positional spending and is likely to land a premium position player such as a quarterback or defensive tackle with his team's top pick.

    16. New York Jets
    Melvin Ingram | OLB | South Carolina | APY: $2.2M
    Few players in this draft are big and athletic enough to play any position in the front seven. Ingram is one of the few who is warranting interest at all four spots by different teams. In New York, he would fit best as a 3-4 rush outside linebacker but could be used as a creative mismatch piece by Rex Ryan. Outside linebackers with rush ability such as DeMarcus Ware and Terrell Suggs get rewarded like defensive ends and easily can command contracts four to five times greater on an annual basis than Ingram would see as a rookie in this slot, which could prove to be a terrific value.

    17. Cincinnati Bengals (from Oakland)
    Michael Floyd | WR | Notre Dame | APY: $2.1M
    Strong postseason performances have pushed Floyd up draft boards, yet concerns have been raised about how much his speed is manufactured, not to mention off-field character concerns that could make the Bengals a very safe landing spot should he happen to slide. Floyd would be a strong complement to A.J. Green. No. 2 receivers on average earned $2.3 million in 2011, nearly three times less than a No. 1 receiver, and slightly more than the 17th slot pays.

    18. San Diego Chargers
    David DeCastro | OG | Stanford [ Jr. ] | APY: $2.1M
    Few offensive linemen possess the grit, toughness and mean streak that the retired Kris Dielman regularly displayed before abruptly retiring. DeCastro is one of the few who could match, not only Dielman's intensity, but his level of performance. GM A.J. Smith would only need a second on the clock to pick DeCastro if he slides. With Carl Nicks and Ben Grubbs signing mega-deals in free agency, the average guard salary should continue to climb from its $3 million average starter pay as the position increases in importance in fortifying the pocket.

    19. Chicago Bears
    Riley Reiff | OT-OG | Iowa [ Jr. ] | APY: $2.0M
    After championing Gabe Carimi last year, the Bears' Mike Tice could see his influence grow in the draft room after assuming coordinator responsibilities. For the second year in a row, he could land a Big Ten left tackle. Reiff might prove to have a higher ceiling as a guard than tackle, where he lacks ideal length, yet he is efficient enough to handle the left side, where J'Marcus Webb struggled last season. Versatility is a plus after injuries weakened the unit a year ago.

    20. Tennessee Titans
    Dre Kirkpatrick | CB | Alabama [ Jr. ] | APY: $2.1M
    Kirkpatrick could stand to benefit from the premium on the cornerback position and easily could be drafted sooner for teams that have strong support structures comfortable with their ability to manage him. The Titans have taken chances on players with high-risk character in the past because of their strong support structure, and Mike Munchak knows how to hold his players accountable. Kirkpatrick fills a pressing area of need with Cortland Finnegan moving on via free agency to reunite with Jeff Fisher.

    21. Cincinnati Bengals
    Quinton Coples | DT-DE | North Carolina | APY: $2.0M
    The Bengals signed Terence Newman, adding some depth to the secondary, and have benefited in the past from free-falling defensive talent. Coples was more disruptive from the inside as a junior than he was loafing as a senior, when he turned off evaluators with his lack of effort and desire. His ability to contribute at multiple positions along the line is a plus, and he could prove most valuable from the inside, where his gap quickness could trouble guards.

    22. Cleveland Browns (from Atlanta)
    Mike Adams | ORT | Ohio State | APY: $2.0M
    Joe Thomas is one of the best pass protectors in the league, but ORT Tony Pashos was let go and Oniel Cousins has struggled to adapt to the pro game and is very susceptible against the blitz. That leaves the right side vulnerable for Colt McCoy or a young passer such as Ryan Tannehill or Brandon Weeden. Mike Adams handled J.J. Watt well as a junior and has the size and length to match up with the stout fronts prevalent in the AFC North. An average starting tackle earns $4.5 million annually, but the team's second-best tackle typically commands $2.2 million on average, more than what the Browns would be spending annually on the 22nd pick they received from Atlanta.

    23. Detroit Lions
    Kevin Zeitler | OG | Wisconsin | APY: $2.0M
    Jim Schwartz prides the Lions on playing smash-mouth, power football with a line of heavy maulers capable of creating creases. Zeitler is one of the strongest guards in this year's draft and is capable of starting readily. Strong guard play has become more valuable than front-side edge protection, and for the Lions' stagnant ground game to take off, more help is needed inside, where Stephen Peterman barely gets by on grit.

    24. Pittsburgh Steelers
    Amini Silatolu | OG | Midwestern State (Texas) | APY: $1.9M
    Maurkice Pouncey has carried the offensive line with little talent around him and is more than capable of setting protections and keeping his linemates on the same page. Silatolu plays with the violence that Mike Tomlin desires in his offensive line, and the mental limitations of the small-school prospect could be camouflaged by the presence of a savvy veteran like Pouncey.
  2. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Brandon Weedon 8 to Miami?:laugh2:
  3. cobra

    cobra Salty Bastard

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    Wow, that draft would make me cry all kinds of tears.

    2nd round would have bunk left.
  4. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Tell you what if Weedon goes first round, tells me how bad some of the starters in the league are. Also tells me next year with all the QB talent in the draft is the year to try and get an extra one. It will be worth a kings ransom one way or another.
  5. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Weedon might be the 2nd best passer in this draft. His age is what's gettIng him.
  6. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    If I were Miami I'd take Weeden over Tannehill.

    If you need a day 1 starter Weeden is light years better IMHO.
  7. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    BTW, this mock was done with salary in mind.

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