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TheCount's Pre-Combine 1st Round Mock

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by TheCount, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. TheCount

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    1 Chiefs - Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
    Hard not to spend the 1st overall pick on a position other than QB when your #1 need is QB.

    2 Jaguars - Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
    Last in the league in sacks last year.

    3 Raiders - Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
    Could potentially lose both their starting DT's.

    4 Eagles - Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
    Jason Peters is coming back from a pretty bad injury. At worst, one of them plays RT.

    5 Lions - Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M
    They'd be overjoyed to have Moore here, as Cliff Avril is in a situation very similar to Anthony Spencer.

    6 Browns - Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia
    They need a play maker on the defensive Front 7.

    7 Cardinals - Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
    Their line, like our line, has been a debacle for years.

    8 Bills - Matt Barkley, QB, Southern California
    Their GM, Buddy Nix, is on record as saying they'd draft a franchise QB even after giving out a contract to Fitzpatrick.

    9 Jets - Barkevious Mingo, DE, LSU
    I'm sure they'd love to add ANOTHER QB, but Barkley was taken right before them and thus saves them from themselves.

    10 Titans - Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
    They need o-line help, but Titans have a long history of favoring D help over O help.

    11 Chargers - Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama
    Their line may be worse than ours, but unfortunately for them, the top 2 tackles are off the board.

    12 Dolphins - Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
    Sean Smith wants to get paid and Richard Marshall just had back surgery.

    13 Buccaneers - Dion Jordan, OLB, Oregon
    They could really use a new, young CB after losing Talib to.. insanity and Barber to age, but they might favor pass rush over DB help in the 3-4 if they lose Bennett.

    14 Panthers - Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
    DT help is long overdue for the Panthers.

    15 Saints - Kenny Vaccaro, SS, Texas
    They'd love to add a sure fire 3-4 OLB, but their secondary is probably a bigger mess. I've got a feeling Vacarro is going to work out well at the combine and raise his stock just a bit more.

    16 Rams - Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
    They should keep Amendola, but there's no reason he should be their #1 receiver. Patterson is healthier than Allen going into the draft and has tons of upside.

    17 Steelers - Ezekiel Ansah, DE, Brigham Young
    Ziggy Ansah replaces Ziggy Hood, who does not offer much in terms of a pass rush.

    18 Cowboys - Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina
    With the top DT's and DE's off the board, Cowboys turn to improving the o-line.

    19 Giants - Manti Te'o, ILB, Notre Dame
    Considered a potential Top 15 prospect before the fake dead girlfriend saga, Giants are happy to land Te'o.

    20 Bears - Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
    Bears need some offensive line help badly, and with Te'o off the board - the decision is made for them.

    21 Bengals - Alec Ogletree, OLB, Georgia
    Ogletree drops because of his character concerns… but we all know the Bengals don't give a damn about character concerns.

    22 Rams (from Redskins) - D.J. Fluker, Alabama
    After landing a feature WR earlier in the 1st, the Ram's double dip on offense and bring in some oline help.

    23 Vikings - Keenan Allen, WR, California
    If word is true and they are trying to get rid of Percy, they will need a replacement unless they plan on forcing Ponder to keep throwing to just his tightened.

    24 Colts - John Jenkins, DT, Georgia
    Switching to the 3-4, so they acquire a key kog - the massive NT.

    25 Seahawks - Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
    Knowing Carrol, he'll probably end up making a big, unconventional splash here - but they do need some DT help.

    26 Packers - Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
    They played musical chairs with their RB situation all of last year, probably about time they addressed the position.

    27 Texans - Kevin Minter, ILB, LSU
    Bradie James is starting opposite Cushing, time to get younger.

    28 Broncos - Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
    Like the Panthers, DT help is long overdue. Williams may not be much of a pass rush threat, but he'll free up their LB's.

    29 Patriots - DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
    They are playing hard ball with Welker.

    30 Falcons - Alex Okafor, DE, Texas
    They need a strong side DE, especially after releasing Ray Edwards. John Abraham has still got some juice but he's 35.

    31 49ers - Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State
    They need quite a bit of DB help, so maybe they go Elam here but Banks is probably a better prospect at a more important position than SS.

    32 Ravens - Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
    Boldin's cap number is high and I'm sure they'll try to make something work, but if not, Austin is a rocket ship that's gonna wow at the combine and they will want to keep weapons around Flacco.

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    Thoughts welcome, as always.
  2. durrrr

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    no Sheldon Richardson?
  3. Displaced Cowboy

    Displaced Cowboy Active Member

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    Biggest thing to me is I don't think there is a single round 1 QB in this draft but you have 2 going in the top 10 including first overall.
  4. durrrr

    durrrr Active Member

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    Jake Locker, Blaine Gabbert, and Christian Ponder all went in the top 12 a couple years ago
  5. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    Locker and ponder both are better than any QB in this class. I never understood the gabert pick
  6. durrrr

    durrrr Active Member

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    I think Locker's got potential, but I don't think much of Ponder. Anyway, the point is that even if Geno/Barkley don't deserve to be top 10 (or even 1st round) picks, it shouldn't be shocking if they are actually drafted that high.
  7. mickswag

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    No Richardson in Round 1?
  8. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Buffalo will not take Matt Leinart 2.0 with the 8th pick. If geno smith falls to them they may take him though.
    I'd also be shocked if KC uses the 1st overall on Smith, but better odds of that than the Bils pick.
  9. TheCount

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    Good catch, I had moved him to give Tampa a DE and forgot to reslot him. I think he and Floyd go pretty close to each other but no later than the Broncos.
  10. TheCount

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    Don't be so sure, lots in flux with the Bill and their new HC may choose to start with a new QB. I don't like Barkley, but he's a better prospect than Blaine Gabbert was.
  11. DFWJC

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    They want a guy with a strong arm in Buffalo. Barkley is not that guy. I think they'd take Glennon over Barkley. In either case, they should either trade down or wait until the 2nd round.

    Anyway, I guess you can't be sure. Just my take
  12. newlander

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    ...but Gino going #1 overall? Wow....what has Reid said about him? I don't see KC doing this at all so we can agree to disagree. I think Smith is a 3rd rounder with the way he played down the stretch but I've been wrong before.
  13. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I'd be surprised if Gino did not go in the 1st round. I feel pretty sure that KC will not take him #1 overall though.
  14. tantrix1969

    tantrix1969 Well-Known Member

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    yea I think Reid is more likely to take Joekel and trade for Foles or Smith
  15. ghst187

    ghst187 Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't be terribly upset with the Cooper pick unless Lane J was still on the board. Why on earth you pick a G in the first round when a T who's comparable in talent is still sitting there? Way harder, and more expensive, to find a starting T than a G.
  16. newlander

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    ...no WAY is Ried drafting Smith: Mayock just SHREDDED him to bits and showed all the wide open receivers he missed this season alone. That said, he has him rated #1 over barkley: tells me how bad this crop of QB's are, not how good Smith is. I wouldn't touch him personally.
  17. ragman

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    Hope you're right about Te'o.

    Last night, one of the local TV stations said that Jerry spent a lot of time talking to Te'o yesterday afternoon. Does Jerry have a man crush on Manti? DON'T DO IT, JERRY!!!
  18. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Just sharing imaginary GF stories.

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