Thursday Morning Guest Mock

Seventh Guest Mock Draft of the Year is presented by none other than Eric Falk. With only weeks until the big day Outhouse throws together his first and last mock of the season. On a side note, if Glenn goes before DeCastro I will do unspeakable things to myself.

1. Indianapolis Colts – Andrew Luck QB , Stanford – All the talk that Luck may not be the first pick is all B.S.  No way they decide to get rid of Peyton Manning that long ago without knowing that he’s their guy.

2. Washington Redskins (From St Louis) – Robert Griffin III QB, Baylor – The Redskins gave up a lot to get him, which isn’t such a surprise in the pass happy NFL.

3. Minnesota Vikings – Matt Kalil OT, USC – As much as I want Matt Kalil on the Viking’s offensive line for years to come, I wouldn’t mind seeing a team get antsy for Justin Blackmon and giving Minnesota a little more ammo to play with.

4. Cleveland Browns – Justin Blackmon WR, Oklahoma State – The Browns need to attach a name to their franchise, adding one of the most intriguing picks available this year is one way to do it.

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Trent Richardson RB, Alabama – The Bucs could easily grab Morris Claiborne here, but Richardson could help bring some pop to a struggling Tampa Bay offense.

6. St Louis Rams (From Washington) – Morris Claiborne CB, LSU – The Rams’ secondary will be much improved with Claiborne & Finnegan as their starters.

7. Jacksonville Jaguars – Micheal Floyd WR, Notre Dame – The Jaguars need a lot of help to get their team back in the playoff hunt. Floyd is a big time player that can help speed up the development of Blaine Gabbert.

8. Miami Dolphins -  Ryan Tannehill QB, Texas A&M – The Dolphins need to bring in a long term solution at quarterback, so taking a chance on Tannehill makes sense, even if they have to move up to get him.

9. Carolina Panthers – Dontari Poe DT, Memphis – The Panthers are a hot team right now with Cam Newton in town.  Poe should be able to come in and help a defense that struggled against the rush last year.

10. Buffalo Bills – Riley Reiff OT, Iowa – The Bills always seem to ignore the offensive line early in the draft. With some key signings on the defense, it’s time to help out Ryan Fitzpatrick and the rest of the offense.

11. Kansas City Chiefs – Luke Kuechly ILB, Boston College – Pretty sure Poe would be a lock here if he were still on the board, but since he’s gone they can fill another need with the top pick at his position.

12. Seattle Seahawks – Quinton Coples DE, North Carolina – Seattle needs some help getting to the quarterback consistently, and Coples has the potential to be one of the best players coming out of the draft this year.

13. Arizona Cardinals – Cordy Glenn OT/G, Georgia – May be a little bit of a reach here, but his potential & versatility should shoot him up most draft boards come draft day.

14. Dallas Cowboys – David DeCastro G, Stanford – The Cowboys have a tough decision to make with so many quality players available, but decide to take the safe bet on the can’t miss DeCastro.

15. Philadelphia Eagles – Melvin Ingram DE, South Carolina – Ingram is an intriguing player that I’m anxious to see in the NFL.  He can play in multiple schemes and play multiple positions, so the Eagles shouldn’t hesitate to grab him if he’s still on the board at pick 15.

16. New York Jets – Courtney Upshaw OLB/DE, Alabama – We all know that Rex Ryan loves his defense, and we also all know that there wasn’t a lot to love last year.

17. Cincinnati Bengals (From Oakland) – Jonathan Martin OT, Stanford – If the Bengals can keep adding key pieces like Martin to their already young, solid core, they’ll be ready for a deep playoff push in no time.

18. San Diego Charges – Fletcher Cox DT, Mississippi State – The Chargers always seem to make it work on offense, but are always looking for help on defense.

19. Chicago Bears -  Stephen Gilmore CB, South Carolina – Any help for Peanut Tillman or along the offensive line would be greatly appreciated by Bea

20. Tennessee Titans – Dre Kirkpatrick CB, Alabama – The Titans need to reload at corner after losing Cortland Finnegan this past offseason.

21. Cincinnati Bengals – Kendall Wright WR, Baylor – Teaming Wright with AJ Green should make Andy Dalton’s sophomore campaign even better than his rookie season.

22. Cleveland Browns (From Atlanta) – Mark Barron S, Alabama – Hard to pass on the top safety in the class when he falls to you later in round one.

23. Detroit Lions – Janoris Jenkins CB, North Alabama – Obviously the Lions can look past character issues.

24. Pittsburgh Steelers – Dont’a Hightower ILB, Alabama – It’s the Steelers….would you expect anything other than defense, besides, they’re not getting any younger.

25. Denver Broncos – Michael Brockers DT, LSU – The Broncos defense has come a long way the last few yeard, and adding Brockers will only continue their climb.

26. Houston Texans – Rueben Randle WR, LSU – The Texans still haven’t found the right receiver to pair with Andre Johnson that could take a little pressure off of him.  Randle has the talent to be that guy.

27. New England Patriots (From New Orleans) – Mike Adams OT, Ohio State – The Patriots always seem to have a good offensive line which is the result of always bringing in the top young talent.

28. Green Bay Packers – Peter Koncz C, Wisconsin – Jeff Saturday only has a few years left in the tank, so bringing in Koncz to learn from one of the best makes sense.

29. Baltimore Ravens – Nick Perry OLB, USC – The Ravens need to fill some holes on defense, and also start planning for life without Ray Lewis and Ed Reed.  Expect the top available linebaker or safety to go off the board here.

30. San Francisco 49ers – Coby Fleener TE, Stanford – The 49ers are a pretty solid team, so instead of reaching for an offensive lineman, Harbaugh may want to create a two tightend powerhouse like New England uses so succesfully.  It doesn’t hurt that he coached the kid in college either.

31. New England Patriots – Doug Martin RB, Boise State – The Patriots lost “The Law Firm” this offseason, so taking a flyer on Marting with their second pick in the first round shoud be a no brainer.

32. New York Giants – Zach Brown LB, North Carolina – Hard to tell the world champions they need to improve their team, but they could use an upgrade at outside linebacker.

About Matt Falk

Self-confessed NFL Draft addict and founder of DraftSeason.com. Nothing better than predicting each teams and players fate come April. For more, follow me @matt_falk and check out all posts here.

Discussion

  1. Toddler :

    Kind of ugly….