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TheCount's Final Mock (2012)

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by TheCount, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Pick #14: Fletcher Cox - DE - Mississippi State
    I choose to believe he'll be there. I know he just keeps creeping up in mock drafts, but to me it comes down to that fact that he doesn't have the athletic talent or production of JJ Watt, who went 11th overall last year so the idea that he's a sure-fire Top 10 selection may not necessarily be the case.

    I will also add that I won't be surprised at all of Poe is the pick. I think we we've been very sneaky about hiding our interest, and that sending Callahan down to look at Leary may have been a covert way to get a peek at Poe. Afterall, if you aren't going to send the D Coord or HC down, who better to send to see if a DL player has what it takes to beat NFL offensive linemen than the line coach? I'd be a little scared if we took him, but I can't lie, he intrigues me.

    Pick #45: Dont’a Hightower – OLB/ILB – Alabama
    I'm sure this one will surprise, especially since some were making the case for Hightower being the pick at 14 a few weeks back. I think it'll be tough for him to find a home. Pittsburg and Baltimore are the most likely candidates in the first, as I don't think he has a position in a 4-3 Defense. We've got a pretty decent pick in the 2nd round and if he's within sniping range, I wouldn't be surprised to see us go get him.

    Pick #81: Casey Hayward - CB - Vanderbilt
    Mike Jenkins is going to want 50.1mil at the end of this year, and I don't think we can afford to have two 10mil a year CB's, so there's a good chance he walks. We've shown interest in Hayward, and I think he's a very good possibility if he's available.

    Pick #113: Michael Egnew - TE - Missouri
    We've tipped our hand a bit on the type of TE's we prefer. Those taller, athletic guys. Make no mistake, we drafted Bennett because we thought he'd be Jimmy Graham, not because of his blocking ability. With that in mind, if we take a TE, I think it'll be this type of player.

    Pick #135: Philip Blake - C - Baylor
    We've shown interest in Blake, and he's one of those guys I have a good feeling will be wearing a star by this time next week unless someone takes him earlier. Phil Costa, with a year of NFL starting experience, will make a good backup plan.

    Pick #152: Hebron Fangupo - DT - BYU
    And now for a guy we've shown no real interest in at a position we keep saying is perfectly fine. He's got brute strength, natural leverage and seems to laugh in the face of adversity. A family man, a hard worker and a positive personality... sounds like a Garrett guy to me. I ran the numbers on the average physical numbers for starting NT's around the league last year and it average out to 6'2" 325 - Fangupo is 6'1 323, pretty much prototypical.

    Pick #186: Ronald Leary - OG - Memphis

    Okay, so maybe sending Callahan to Memphis WASN'T masterful display of trickeration. Leary seems like just the type of offensive lineman we'd take late in a draft. A guy that was projected to go late to undrafted but we've somehow got a line on and seem to like. I can't say I know much about the guy, but he had a pretty decent combine... I just hope we don't go and draft him in the 3rd or something crazy like that.

    Pick #222: Frank Alexander - OLB - Oklahoma

    I don't know that we've shown much interest in him, especially after his medical scare that is (supposedly) all cleared up now but this is a guy that would definitely be going higher if not for the potential health issue. In the 7th round? He's a steal. You can never have enough pass rushers, and he can play special teams and give us depth at OLB while he develops.


    I think we will scoop up an experienced receiver after the draft, looking to duplicate what we did with Robinson after a team cuts a guy with some talent AND experience. We may also not draft a TE and look to do the same there, but that's a bit harder to do.

    Thoughts are always welcome, it's been a pleasure discussing this stuff with you guys all offseason. Looking forward to the post-draft debates.
  2. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    Hope it turns out that way. But I think Cox goes top 10. Hightower will go 1st round.
  3. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    i have to say that this is the best completely unrealistic draft i have seen

    if his comes true, it will be perfect
  4. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    I can see Hightower falling too.

    Love the draft...About as good as they get.
  5. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Looking down on you Staff Member

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    Don't think it is realistic...the first pick anyway, not so much on the second either but more likely than the first... either way if it happened I would walk away happy.
  6. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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  7. brooksey1

    brooksey1 Well-Known Member

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    If those guys are there at one and two it would happen however I can't see Cox falling to us at 14 or Hightower slipping pass Balt, Pitt and the NYG in the first and past KC in the second. Anything is possible and there are some great picks in the later rounds. I like your first Mock better.
  8. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    I like the write-up, but I have concerns about some of the players.

    Cox - If he falls to #14, then it is an easy choice.

    Upshaw - As an OLB, I would much prefer Vinny Curry. As an ILB, do the Boys need to take one this high?

    Hayward - I don't think he is a good fit for what Rob Ryan wants. He is not physical in press or tackling. I would much prefer Fleming in the 3rd.

    Egnew - Good pick.

    Blake - Excellent pick. I think he can start day one.

    Fangupo - He might be better than some higher rated NT types, but I don't think he is much different than Josh Brent.

    Leary - Good pick at this spot.

    Alexander - Worth a shot in the 7th, no doubt.
  9. interestedobserver

    interestedobserver New Member

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    Put this under drafts that have no chance of happening.
  10. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    Yup! This ain't Madden! :D
  11. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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  12. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    How are we saying that Cox doesn't have the athletic ability that JJ Watt does? I thought all his numbers at the combine were top of the charts as far as explosiveness, quickness, etc..
  13. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    The idea of a realistic mock draft is already an oxymoron, I'd call this an optimistic mock, and I always feel optimistic the day before the draft. :laugh2:

    On a different note I love that the public opinion of Cox as ballooned from virtual unknown to guaranteed Top 10 in a matter of months, crazy how the draft process works. I guess that's part of what makes it so much fun.

    Obviously if I wanted to be conservative I could have just gone Barron, Curry, Ta'amu, etc. I've done a million mocks like that, frankly I'm bored with them.
  14. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    The only thing he did better than JJ was run the 40, 4.79 vs 4.81, JJ killed him in all other tests, especially agility drills. Bench, vert, broad jump. You name it, Watt was significantly better.
  15. 1LoyalCowboyFan

    1LoyalCowboyFan Active Member

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    Too good to be true..you did take care of most positions we needed though
  16. garyv

    garyv Well-Known Member

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    Housley and Burflict have failed their drug tests
  17. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    I only get high on life, but the benefits of working in a cube is that I'm not drug tested anyway. :D

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