Four Round Mock Draft with trades

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  1. morasp

    morasp Well-Known Member

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    The preliminary draft grades are out so I wanted to try a mock draft using them for my big board. I like to draft players with a grade of at least 6.0 or higher which means they have the potential to become a starter. Fanspeak ontheclock simulator with Draftplex big board, user defined team needs and classic difficulty.

    Round 1
    Surtain and Slater were both gone and there were several players I was interested in after them so I took a trade with the WFT R1P10 for R1P19 R2P19 and R5P19.

    R1P19 LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah Notre Dame Grade 6.82.
    Insane production in two years at Notre with including 142 tackles 24.5 for a loss 7 sacks 5 forced fumbles and 7 passes defended. He immediately adds team speed and improves our pass defense.

    Overview
    It's hard to see Owusu-Koramoah's explosive traits, versatility and playmaking ability on display and not get excited about what is to come. Concerns will be raised about his lack of size and occasional lapses in fundamentals, but neither should detract from his rare potential as a game-changing talent. Not only is he fast to range and help control the outside running game, but he has an instant downhill trigger paired with a willingness to take chances, which should lead to big plays near and behind the line of scrimmage. He has the athletic ability to handle man-cover duties on a variety of positions and his rush potential as a wild-card blitzer bolsters his value. There is still a need to harness and control his energetic playing style and his field discipline is still a work in progress. However, his athletic traits, versatility and playmaking demeanor give him a chance to become the most impactful defender in this draft.

    Round 2
    When pick 12 came up there were a lot of players I wanted to take and Chicago offered me R2P20 and R3P19 so I accepted. The same player situation with pick 19 and the Seahawks offered R2P24 and R4P24 so I took them.

    R2P20 Edge Jayson Oweh Penn State Grade 6.44
    I was intrigued by a video that Jeff Cavanaugh did on youtube with DMN's John Owning talking about the top 10 edge rushers. I liked what Jeff said that You can't have enough edge rushers and I would really like to add players that can play on the other side of the LOS and disrupt the offense.

    Overview
    Prototypical NFL build and some of the most exciting traits and explosiveness of any edge defender in this draft. Those features can't be taught but they can be coached up, so any concerns about his lack of polish at this stage should be tempered. He has dominant potential as a run defender with burst and range to upend back-side and play-side runs, turning them into short gains or losses. While he figures to stack up stats with sheer athleticism, he does lack eye discipline and feel for blocking schemes, which tends to derail his momentum at times. He's slow getting off the snap, which dulls the early advantage he should be able to generate with his wicked get-off as a rusher. At this point, the hand usage and overall rush plan are lacking, but he has the feet for inside counters, the power to pull rush and the bend to dip and run the rush arc with fury. It's not all there yet, but with more coaching and experience, Oweh has the ability to rate as a Pro Bowl rush linebacker with the ability to stick a hand in the ground if you need it.

    R2P24 CB Tyson Campbell Georgia Grade 6.37
    We'll have to wait for free agency but I expect to lose Awuzie or Jordan or both so CB is a need. Al Harris did a great job with Diggs last year and I think he could do the same with Campbell.

    Overview
    Outside cornerback with undeniable physical traits and athletic tools. Smooth hips and agile feet guide him around the field, but he doesn't always trust his footwork and overall technique, which leads to occasional bouts with imbalance in coverage. Length and quick-twitch agility could lead to robust improvement and success in man coverage. Poise and confidence in matching routes and playing deep throws are the first order of business and those areas might take a couple of seasons to fine-tune. Campbell's traits outweigh the lack of polish and could lead to a solid NFL career.


    Round 3

    R3P11 S Jamar Johnson Indiana Grade 6.3

    A lot of people in Cowboys Zone have mentioned him and I have to agree. In three years he had 7 interceptions, 8 TFLs, 4 sacks, and 2 FF.

    Overview
    Ascending defensive back offering coverage and positional versatility for today's brand of NFL football. Johnson offers enough field fluidity to cover the slot and showed off impressive instincts and ball skills to excite teams about his potential as a high safety. His combination of vision, field awareness and instincts usually have him in the right place at the right time. Johnson is willing as a tackler, but needs to clean up his technique and approach to bolster his run support for the next level. His high football IQ should aid his transition to pro football as a future starter with a strong upside.

    R3P19 DT Tyler Shelvin LSU Grade 6.2
    We really need to get better against the run and every year we hope for a true 1T. Maybe this year will be the year? Shelvin would be a great block eater to keep our LBs free and the middle of round three would be good value. He should see the field early on and would be cheaper than some of the free agent options. I looked at 3Ts but with Gallimore and Hill on the roster I'm not sure they would do that.

    Overview
    Block-eating nose tackle with girth, power and leverage to play the role of tree stump against the run in an odd or even front. Shelvin can engage double teams with some effectiveness to allow linebackers to run free, but he doesn't display much range to make plays. He can be inconsistent in controlling and shedding single blocks in a timely fashion. He would benefit from better conditioning to improve both his stamina and quickness. He's unlikely to ever be much of a playmaker or pass rusher, which could limit his draft value, but his stout presence in the middle should carry value for teams looking to tighten up against the run.

    R3P35 WR Tylan Wallace Oklahoma St. Grade 6.3
    Even if they can keep Gallup There's no reason not to bring in a WR to compete for playing time. Wallace is a good route runner with good hands and yards after the catch.

    Overview
    Wallace is slightly undersized as an outside receiver, but has the swagger, toughness and ball skills to get the job done. He's a crisp route runner with the ability to handle more complicated patterns with good fluidity in his transitions to separate. His initial upfield charge is just average and big press corners have some success detouring his scheduled departure. He will be at his best on the second and third levels. His leaping, focus and timing make him a likely candidate to continue winning downfield jump balls as a pro. Wallace's competitive nature has helped create a history of making big plays on big stages and he has the skill level and mental makeup to become a good starter as a plus WR2.

    Round 4
    Day three is harder to find potential starters but here are three possible diamonds in the rough.

    R4P10 OT Jackson Carman Clemson Grade 6.2

    Strengths
    • Diversified pass protection approach in 2020.
    • Willing to set out on top of rushers early in rep.
    • Throws hands quickly, looking for early advantage.
    • Makes opponents feel his heavy hands.
    • Effective use of snatch-and-trap technique.
    • Clear eyes see exotic rush packages and twists.
    • Enough recovery athleticism to work rusher past pocket.
    • Generates good deal of push when he centers up on the block.
    • Understands leverage to widen edge defenders on kick-outs.
    • Very good timing on combos up to linebackers.
    • Adequate reactive agility to adjust in space.
    • Upper-body power to protect his edges.

    R4P24 Edge Chris Rumph II Duke Grade 6.33
    You can't have enough pass rushers and Rumph was very good day three value. I think his play strength could improve with an offseason in the weight room and his 3 year stats are exceptional with 17.5 sacks, 33 TFLs, and 2 recovered and forced fumbles.

    Overview

    Rumph is more of a litmus test than a prospect with a defined position. As a 3-4 outside linebacker, teams will worry about his edge-setting power. As a designated pass rusher, teams could have a hard time pinpointing his draft value. That said, if a team sees him as an explosive athlete with a knack for finding the pocket, it will draft the talent and figure out the rest. There is no question that his lean frame and lack of play strength will cause him to take some bad losses, but that shouldn't overshadow his ability to make plays on the other side of the line despite his strength deficiencies. He's an instinctive rusher with the skill and traits to win outside or inside and can activate a long-arm bull rush from a position of leverage from time to time. He has the talent to play off the ball on occasion as a chase linebacker and can be activated as a rusher from a variety of entry points to further stress the protection. There is some boom/bust in his projection, but I see an ascending NFL rush talent.

    R4P33 QB Davis Mills Stanford Grade 6.14
    Limited playing time pushes Mills to day three.

    Overview
    There isn't going to be an excessive amount of tape on Mills, but teams will see a player with below-average mobility, good size and plenty of arm talent for passing attacks looking to open up the entire field. Mills is still in the developmental stage as it pertains to his ability to command the offense and play chess against coverages and blitz looks. He's made for a play-action attack that can promote his timing as a passer and help keep him protected. The injury background and lack of experience are potential stumbling blocks, but the talent is better than the production and worthy of a middle-round pick for development as a good backup to low-end starter.

    Strengths
    • Highly regarded recruit who might be coming into his own.
    • Prototypical size for a pocket passer.
    • Has experience working under center.
    • Quality footwork creates rhythm as a play-action passer.
    • Arm talent to challenge Cover 2 windows and rifle deep outs.
    • Snaps lower half into release, adding to drive velocity.
    • Throwing motion is buttery smooth and effortless.
    • Ball comes out with some zip on a tight spiral.
    • Works with impressive anticipation for an inexperienced quarterback.
    • Frequently cuts it loose when target is just getting in or out of break.
    • Squares hips and shoulder as rollout passer.
    • Releases deep out when receiver is coming out of break.
    • Can dodge free runner off the edge and collect himself to find a receiver.
     
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  2. morasp

    morasp Well-Known Member

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    Forgot to add one highlight video.

     
  3. Sydla

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    So if Slater was there at 10, you would have passed on the Skins offer?

    That's a real risky first two picks IMO. I think the kid from PSU has serious bust written all over him. He has limited college production and people are projecting based on his frame and raw skills. Sounds like the rational we used in taking another DE just a few years ago. As for the first round pick - JOK. He's a player but I think to get the most out of him you are going to need to find a team that can be creative with him on D. Is that Quinn?
     
  4. morasp

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    Slater would be a definite consideration at 10 mostly due to what happened to our OL last year and watching the Packers and Chiefs in the playoffs. I would probably rank them:
    Surtain
    Parsons
    Slater
    Ojulari
    but I'm not sure we would take an edge guy that high with Lawrence and Gregory already on the roster.

    JOK is kind of like Isaiah Simmons that went a lot higher. Teams threw on us all the time last year and a lot of it was short to intermediate routes. JOK is a great coverage LB with speed to burn. I do think Edwards and Quinn could get the most out of him. He could be a better version of the Vikings Anthony Barr that Edwards coached in Minnesota.
    Oweh is a potential pass rush guy but most edge guys are. Worst case he's already really good against the run which we need to improve on too and his upside is really high.
     
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  5. McKDaddy

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    like trading down and still getting JOK, not big fan of your 2nd & 3rd picks thought.
     
  6. speedkilz88

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    Tyson Campbell should rank near ten in a CB list and where you were picking at 24 in the 2nd round you should have been looking at the middle of that top ten. Maybe Kelvin Joseph instead.

    If I'm taking JOK in the first I'm seeing if he can play SS like Darren Woodson did.
     
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  7. Sydla

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    My point was if Washington makes that offer or I can take Slater at 10, I take the Skins offer every day of the week. You seemed to argue you'd have turned down the Skins offer if Slater was there at 10.
     
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  8. morasp

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    I see what your saying. I guess I probably would take the trade over Slater. I think he's a good player but with Smith and Collins seemingly back Darrisaw, Jenknis, Eichenberg, and Radunz would be good options later on.
     
  9. morasp

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    That's a good idea, if JOK could be the next Woodson I would be ecstatic.

    I've taken Joseph off my board due to possible character concerns. It may change after pro days etc. but for now Campbell is ranked fifth and if we are looking to replace Awuzie something to consider is some of these guys are more slot than outside CBs.

    1. Surtain 7.02
    2. Farley 6.45
    3. Horn 6.43
    4. Newsome 6.38
    5. Campbell 6.37
    6. Molden 6.33
    7. Brown 6.33
    8. Robinson 6.3
    9. Melifonwu 6.26
    10. Stokes 6.25
    11. Joseph 6.24
    Samuel 6.24
     
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  10. texbumthelife

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    Honestly, I am coming around on JOK. This defense needs more bonafide playmakers and he's the best in the draft in that regard (IMO). It would depend on how the draft fell, but I wouldn't be mad with JOK at 10 anymore.
     
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  11. Sydla

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    Ehhh, that seems rich for him and I am a ND fan. He's a unique guy and you have to have a DC who has the creativity to make him work. Do you have faith in Quinn to do that?
     
  12. texbumthelife

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    I do. I think he gets a LEO and his hybrid CB/S he's famous for using in one. I think he'd have a ball moving JOK around.
     
  13. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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    Appreciate the work
    Hate the draft
     
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  14. morasp

    morasp Well-Known Member

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    Everyone has their favorite players in different rounds. My after free agency and final mock drafts may be quite a bit different.
     
  15. DeStorm

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    I love that Stanford QB
     
  16. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Campbell should not be that high.
     
  17. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    I'm always curious why fans don't think we need a 3-tech just because we have Hill and Gallimore. Gallimore played in 14 games last season and had half a sack. Hill has played in 12 games and has 0 sacks.

    The type of defense we want to play needs someone at that position who can get after the quarterback. Ignoring it because we've spent a second on Hill and a third on Gallimore would be a big mistake.
     
  18. morasp

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    I wouldn't mind it if there was good one but after Barmore, onwuzunike, and Nixon there is a big drop off and those three guys are going to go early. Barmore is the only round 1 talent and he was only really good for 4 games.
     
  19. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    This is why I want to trade down to later in the first round if we can. I'm not necessarily opposed to taking Barmore at 10 if the scouts have him rated that high, but if he's really 20-30, then I'd prefer we drop down a bit and take him, with Nixon and Onwuzunike being options with another trade down.

    I did read on Barmore that his slow start may have been due to a preseason knee injury. I don't know, but I hope we fully vet him, figure out when he should be taken and find a way to get him there ... if we determine that he's worth it.

     
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  20. morasp

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    If he did have a knee injury that would explain it and I'm sure the teams will have that information.

    I just did a draft that traded down to 15 and took Barmore. I'm trying to decide who to take in the second, it's between some edge guys and some cornerbacks.
     

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