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Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by LT-Express, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. LT-Express

    LT-Express Bolttalk.com Janitor since 06' Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Hey guys. I no longer have my subscription to ESPN Insider. So if any of you do and would like to post Kiper or McShay's final mock drafts on here for everyone else it would be much appreciated.
     
  2. matilack

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    McShay's 7 Rounder

    Round 1

    Pick (OVR)TeamPlayer
    1 (1) Indianapolis Colts Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
    2 (2) Washington Redskins (from STL) Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
    3 (3) Minnesota Vikings Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
    4 (4) Cleveland Browns Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
    5 (5) Tampa Bay Buccaneers Luke Kuechly, ILB, Boston College
    6 (6) St. Louis Rams (from WAS) Matt Kalil, OT, USC
    7 (7) Jacksonville Jaguars Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
    8 (8) Miami Dolphins Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
    9 (9) Carolina Panthers Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina
    10 (10) Buffalo Bills Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
    11 (11) Kansas City Chiefs Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis
    12 (12) Seattle Seahawks Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse
    13 (13) Arizona Cardinals Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa
    14 (14) Dallas Cowboys Mark Barron, S, Alabama
    15 (15) Philadelphia Eagles Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State
    16 (16) New York Jets Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina
    17 (17) Cincinnati Bengals (from OAK) Michael Brockers, DT, LSU
    18 (18) San Diego Chargers David DeCastro, G, Stanford
    19 (19) Chicago Bears Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina
    20 (20) Tennessee Titans Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
    21 (21) Cincinnati Bengals Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
    22 (22) Cleveland Browns (from ATL) Cordy Glenn, OT, Georgia
    23 (23) Detroit Lions Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
    24 (24) Pittsburgh Steelers Dont'a Hightower, ILB, Alabama
    25 (25) Denver Broncos Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State
    26 (26) Houston Texans Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
    27 (27) New England Patriots (from NOR) Shea McClellin, OLB, Boise State
    28 (28) Green Bay Packers Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois
    29 (29) Baltimore Ravens Courtney Upshaw, DE, Alabama
    30 (30) San Francisco 49ers Kevin Zeitler, G, Wisconsin
    31 (31) New England Patriots Harrison Smith, S, Notre Dame
    32 (32) New York Giants Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford

    Round 2

    Pick (OVR)TeamPlayer
    1 (33) St. Louis Rams Doug Martin, RB, Boise State
    2 (34) Indianapolis Colts Jeff Allen, OT/G, Illinois
    3 (35) Minnesota Vikings Devon Still, DT, Penn State
    4 (36) Tampa Bay Buccaneers David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech
    5 (37) Cleveland Browns Brandon Weeden, WR, Oklahoma State
    6 (38) Jacksonville Jaguars Vinny Curry, DE, Marshall
    7 (39) St. Louis Rams (from WAS) Rueben Randle, WR, LSU
    8 (40) Carolina Panthers Amini Silatolu, G, Midwestern State
    9 (41) Buffalo Bills Bobby Massie, OT, Ole Miss
    10 (42) Miami Dolphins Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina
    11 (43) Seattle Seahawks Lavonte David, OLB, Nebraska
    12 (44) Kansas City Chiefs Peter Konz, C/G, Wisconsin
    13 (45) Dallas Cowboys Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
    14 (46) Philadelphia Eagles Trumaine Johnson, CB, Montana
    15 (47) New York Jets Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State
    16 (48) New England Patriots (from OAK) Kendall Reyes, DT, Connecticut
    17 (49) San Diego Chargers Alameda Ta'amu, DT, Washington
    18 (50) Chicago Bears Zach Brown, OLB, North Carolina
    19 (51) Philadelphia Eagles (from ARI) Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan State
    20 (52) Tennessee Titans Nick Perry, DE, USC
    21 (53) Cincinnati Bengals Josh Robinson, CB, Central Florida
    22 (54) Detroit Lions Dwight Bentley, CB, La.-Lafayette
    23 (55) Atlanta Falcons Derek Wolfe, DT, Cincinnati
    24 (56) Pittsburgh Steelers Mitchell Schwartz, OT, California
    25 (57) Denver Broncos Brock Osweiler, QB, Arizona State
    26 (58) Houston Texans Andre Branch, DE, Clemson
    27 (59) Green Bay Packers Lamar Miller, RB, Miami
    28 (60) Baltimore Ravens Brandon Taylor, S, LSU
    29 (61) San Francisco 49ers Bruce Irvin, OLB, West Virginia
    30 (62) New England Patriots Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt
    31 (63) New York Giants A.J. Jenkins, WR, Illinois

    Round 3

    Pick (OVR)TeamPlayer
    1 (64) Indianapolis Colts Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson
    2 (65) St. Louis Rams Josh Norman, CB, Coastal Carolina
    3 (66) Minnesota Vikings Brian Quick, WR, Appalachian State
    4 (67) Cleveland Browns Ty Hilton, WR, FIU
    5 (68) Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jayron Hosley, CB, Virginia Tech
    6 (69) Washington Redskins Mychal Kendricks, ILB, California
    7 (70) Jacksonville Jaguars Kelechi Osemele, G, Iowa State
    8 (71) Buffalo Bills Nick Foles, QB, Arizona
    9 (72) Miami Dolphins Zebrie Sanders, OT, Florida State
    10 (73) Miami Dolphins (from CAR through CHI) Ronnell Lewis, OLB, Oklahoma
    11 (74) Kansas City Chiefs Bobby Wagner, ILB, Utah State
    12 (75) Seattle Seahawks Brandon Brooks, G, Miami (Ohio)
    13 (76) Houston Texans (from PHI) Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson
    14 (77) New York Jets Trevor Guyton, DE, California
    15 (78) San Diego Chargers Lamichael James, RB, Oregon
    16 (79) Chicago Bears Jamell Fleming, CB, Oklahoma
    17 (80) Arizona Cardinals Olivier Vernon, DE, Miami
    18 (81) Dallas Cowboys Joe Adams, WR, Arkansas
    19 (82) Tennessee Titans Chris Givens, WR, Wake Forest
    20 (83) Cincinnati Bengals Markelle Martin, S, Oklahoma State
    21 (84) Atlanta Falcons Orson Charles, TE, Georgia
    22 (85) Detroit Lions Demario Davis, OLB, Arkansas State
    23 (86) Pittsburgh Steelers Isaiah Pead, RB, Cincinnati
    24 (87) Denver Broncos Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia
    25 (88) Philadelphia Eagles (from HOU) Chris Polk, RB, Washington
    26 (89) New Orleans Saints Mike Martin, DT, Michigan
    27 (90) Green Bay Packers Ron Brooks, CB, LSU
    28 (91) Baltimore Ravens Joe Looney, G, Wake Forest
    29 (92) San Francisco 49ers Tyrone Crawford, DE, Boise State
    30 (93) New England Patriots James Brown, G, Troy
    31 (94) New York Giants Robert Turbin, RB, Utah State
    32 (95) Oakland Raiders (compensatory) Cam Johnson, DE, Virginia

    Round 4

    Pick (OVR)TeamPlayer
    1 (96) St. Louis Rams Mike Daniels, DT, Iowa
    2 (97) Indianapolis Colts Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska
    3 (98) Minnesota Vikings Antonio Allen, S, South Carolina
    4 (99) Houston Texans (from TAM through PHI) Adam Gettis, G, Iowa
    5 (100) Cleveland Browns Nigel Bradham, OLB, Florida State
    6 (101) Jacksonville Jaguars Leonard Johnson, CB, Iowa State
    7 (102) Washington Redskins Michael Egnew, TE, Missouri
    8 (103) Miami Dolphins Jonathan Massaquoi, DE, Troy
    9 (104) Carolina Panthers Billy Winn, DT, Boise State
    10 (105) Buffalo Bills Taylor Thompson, DE, SMU
    11 (106) Seattle Seahawks Nick Toon, WR, Wisconsin
    12 (107) Kansas City Chiefs Tony Bergstrom, OT/G, Utah
    13 (108) Denver Broncos (from NYJ) Bernard Pierce, RB, Temple
    14 (109) Washington Redskins (from OAK) Brandon Mosley, OT, Auburn
    15 (110) San Diego Chargers Ben Jones, C, Georgia
    16 (111) Chicago Bears Brandon Hardin, S, Oregon State
    17 (112) Arizona Cardinals Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma
    18 (113) Dallas Cowboys Akiem Hicks, DT, Regina (Canada)
    19 (114) Philadelphia Eagles George Iloka, S, Boise State
    20 (115) Tennessee Titans Miles Burris, OLB, San Diego State
    21 (116) Cincinnati Bengals Ladarius Green, TE, La.-Lafayette
    22 (117) Detroit Lions James-michael Johnson, ILB, Nevada
    23 (118) Cleveland Browns (from ATL) Sean Prater, CB, Iowa
    24 (119) Pittsburgh Steelers De'quan Menzie, CB, Alabama
    25 (120) Denver Broncos Keshawn Martin, WR, Michigan State
    26 (121) Houston Texans Markus Zusevics, OT, Iowa
    27 (122) New Orleans Saints Philip Blake, C, Baylor
    28 (123) Green Bay Packers Russell Wilson, QB, Wisconsin
    29 (124) Buffalo Bills (from BAL) Sean Spence, OLB, Miami
    30 (125) San Francisco 49ers Chase Minnifield, CB, Virginia
    31 (126) New England Patriots Edwin Baker, RB, Michigan State
    32 (127) New York Giants Matt Reynolds, OT, BYU
    33 (128) Minnesota Vikings (compensatory) Terrell Manning, OLB, N.C. State
    34 (129) Oakland Raiders (compensatory) Kyle Wilber, OLB, Wake Forest
    35 (130) Baltimore Ravens (compensatory) Danny Coale, WR, Virginia Tech
    36 (131) New York Giants (compensatory) Charles Mitchell, S, Mississippi State
    37 (132) Green Bay Packers (compensatory) Jared Crick, DE, Nebraska
    38 (133) Green Bay Packers (compensatory) Phillip Thomas, S, Syracuse
    39 (134) Minnesota Vikings (compensatory) Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers
    40 (135) Dallas Cowboys (compensatory) James Hanna, TE, Oklahoma

    Round 5

    Pick (OVR)TeamPlayer
    1 (136) Indianapolis Colts Marvin Jones, WR, California
    2 (137) Denver Broncos (from STL) David Molk, C, Michigan
    3 (138) Minnesota Vikings Tom Compton, OT, South Dakota
    4 (139) Cleveland Browns Jake Bequette, DE, Arkansas
    5 (140) Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tauren Poole, RB, Tennessee
    6 (141) Washington Redskins Ryan Steed, CB, Furman
    7 (142) Jacksonville Jaguars Tank Carder, OLB, TCU
    8 (143) Carolina Panthers Darius Fleming, OLB, Notre Dame
    9 (144) Buffalo Bills Justin Bethel, CB/S, Presbyterian
    10 (145) Miami Dolphins Kelcie Mccray, S, Arkansas State
    11 (146) Kansas City Chiefs Rhett Ellison, TE/FB, USC
    12 (147) Buffalo Bills (from SEA) Jarius Wright, WR, Arkansas
    13 (148) Oakland Raiders Asa Jackson, S, Cal-Poly
    14 (149) San Diego Chargers Trevin Wade, CB, Arizona
    15 (150) Chicago Bears Marvin Mcnutt, WR, Iowa
    16 (151) Arizona Cardinals Josh Chapman, DT, Alabama
    17 (152) Dallas Cowboys Senio Kelemete, G, Washington
    18 (153) Philadelphia Eagles Keenan Robinson, OLB, Texas
    19 (154) New York Jets Tommy Streeter, WR, Miami
    20 (155) Tennessee Titans Ronnie Hillman, RB, San Diego State
    21 (156) Cincinnati Bengals Frank Alexander, DE, Oklahoma
    22 (157) Atlanta Falcons Tj Graham, WR, NC State
    23 (158) Detroit Lions Jamie Blatnick, DE, Oklahoma State
    24 (159) Pittsburgh Steelers Brandon Washington, G, Miami
    25 (160) Cleveland Browns (from DEN) Dajohn Harris, DT, USC
    26 (161) Houston Texans Trent Robinson, S, Michigan State
    27 (162) New Orleans Saints Coty Sensabaugh, CB, Clemson
    28 (163) Green Bay Packers Michael Brewster, C, Ohio State
    29 (164) Baltimore Ravens Michael Smith, RB, Utah State
    30 (165) San Francisco 49ers Devier Posey, WR, Ohio State
    31 (166) Cincinnati Bengals (from NE) Travis Lewis, OLB, Oklahoma
    32 (167) Cincinnati Bengals (from NYG) Andrew Tiller, G, Syracuse
    33 (168) Oakland Raiders (compensatory) Loni Fangupo, DT, BYU
    34 (169) Baltimore Ravens (compensatory) Malik Jackson, DE, Tennessee
    35 (170) Indianapolis Colts (compensatory) Lavon Brazill, WR, Ohio

    Round 6

    Pick (OVR)TeamPlayer
    1 (171) St. Louis Rams Jaye Howard, DT, Florida
    2 (172) Philadelphia Eagles (from IND) Nate Potter, OT, Boise State
    3 (173) Washington Redskins (from MIN) Josh Leribeus, G, SMU
    4 (174) Tampa Bay Buccaneers Winston Guy, S, Kentucky
    5 (175) Minnesota Vikings (from CLE) Keith Tandy, CB, West Virginia
    6 (176) Jacksonville Jaguars Marcus Forston, DT, Miami
    7 (177) Arizona Cardinals (from WAS) Adrien Robinson, TE, Cincinnati
    8 (178) Buffalo Bills Audie Cole, ILB, NC State
    9 (179) New Orleans Saints (from MIA) Brett Roy, DE, Nevada
    10 (180) Carolina Panthers Rishard Matthews, WR, Nevada
    11 (181) Seattle Seahawks Eddie Pleasant, S, Oregon
    12 (182) Kansas City Chiefs Sean Richardson, S, Vanderbilt
    13 (183) San Diego Chargers Bryce Harris, OT, Fresno State
    14 (184) Chicago Bears Jeff Adams, OT, Columbia
    15 (185) Arizona Cardinals Robert Blanton, S, Notre Dame
    16 (186) Dallas Cowboys Chris Rainey, RB, Florida
    17 (187) New York Jets (from PHI through IND) Vick Ballard, RB, Mississippi State
    18 (188) Denver Broncos (from NYJ) Rennie Moore, DE, Clemson
    19 (189) Oakland Raiders Lucas Nix, G, Pittsburgh
    20 (190) Tennessee Titans Christian Thompson, CB, South Carolina State
    21 (191) Cincinnati Bengals Travis Benjamin, WR, Miami
    22 (192) Atlanta Falcons Josh Kaddu, OLB, Oregon
    23 (193) Pittsburgh Steelers Johnny Thomas, S, Oklahoma State
    24 (194) Philadelphia Eagles (from DEN) Devon Wylie, WR, Fresno State
    25 (195) Houston Texans Emmanuel Acho, ILB, Texas
    26 (196) Miami Dolphins (from N.O.) Pat Edwards, WR, Houston
    27 (197) Green Bay Packers Andrew Datko, OT, Florida State
    28 (198) Baltimore Ravens Janzen Jackson, S, McNeese State
    29 (199) San Francisco 49ers Juron Criner, WR, Arizona
    30 (200) Philadelphia Eagles (from N.E.) Ryan Miller, G, Colorado
    31 (201) New York Giants Vontaze Burfict, ILB, Arizona State
    32 (202) New York Jets (compensatory) Omar Bolden, CB, Arizona State
    33 (203) New York Jets (compensatory) Rokevious Watkins, G, South Carolina
    34 (204) Cleveland Browns (compensatory) Coryell Judie, Texas A&M
    35 (205) Cleveland Browns (compensatory) Antoine McClain, G, Clemson
    36 (206) Indianapolis Colts (compensatory) Evan Rodriguez, TE, Temple
    37 (207) Carolina Panthers (compensatory) Jack Crawford, DE, Penn State

    Round 7

    Pick (OVR)TeamPlayer
    1 (208) Indianapolis Colts Deangelo Peterson, TE, LSU
    2 (209) St. Louis Rams Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina
    3 (210) Minnesota Vikings Rishaw Johnson, G, California (Pa.)
    4 (211) Cleveland Browns B.J. Cunningham, WR, Michigan State
    5 (212) Tampa Bay Buccaneers Shawn Loiseau, ILB, Merrimack
    6 (213) Washington Redskins Terrance Ganaway, RB, Baylor
    7 (214) Indianapolis Colts (from JAC through NYJ) Kheeston Randall, DT, Texas
    8 (215) Miami Dolphins Jacquies Smith, G, Missouri
    9 (216) Carolina Panthers Aaron Henry, S, Wisconsin
    10 (217) Buffalo Bills Desmond Wynn, G, Rutgers
    11 (218) Kansas City Chiefs Cyrus Gray, RB, Texas A&M
    12 (219) Detroit Lions (from SEA) Dan Herron, RB, Ohio State
    13 (220) Chicago Bears Vaughn Meatoga, DT, Hawaii
    14 (221) Arizona Cardinals Derek Dimke, PK, Illinois
    15 (222) Dallas Cowboys Tim Fugger, OLB, Vanderbilt
    16 (223) Minnesota Vikings (from PHI through NE) Tyler Nielsen, OLB, Iowa
    17 (224) Green Bay Packers (from NYJ) Greg Childs, WR, Arkansas
    18 (225) Seattle Seahawks (from OAK) Najee Goode, ILB, West Virginia
    19 (226) San Diego Chargers Scott Solomon, DE, Rice
    20 (227) Tennessee Titans Bradley Sowell, OT, Mississippi
    21 (228) Jacksonville Jaguars (from CIN) William Vlachos, C, Alabama
    22 (229) Atlanta Falcons Cliff Harris, CB, Oregon
    23 (230) Detroit Lions Duke Ihenacho, S, San Jose State
    24 (231) Pittsburgh Steelers Marcel Jones, OT, Nebraska
    25 (232) New York Jets (from DEN) Brandon Marshall, LB, Nevada
    26 (233) Houston Texans Emil Igwenagu, FB, Massachusetts
    27 (234) New Orleans Saints Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State
    28 (235) Green Bay Packers Brandon Lindsey, OLB, Pittsburgh
    29 (236) Baltimore Ravens Ronald Leary, G, Memphis
    30 (237) San Francisco 49ers Brandon Bolden, RB, Mississippi
    31 (238) Kansas City Chiefs (from NE) Tony Dye, S, UCLA
    32 (239) New York Giants Deangelo Tyson, DE, Georgia
    33 (240) Pittsburgh Steelers (compensatory) Matt Conrath, DE, Virginia
    34 (241) Green Bay (compensatory) Chris Owusu, WR, Stanford
    35 (242) New York Jets (compensatory) George Bryan, TE, NC State
    36 (243) Green Bay Packers (compensatory) Davin Meggett, RB, Maryland
    37 (244) New York Jets (compensatory) Junior Hemingway, WR, Michigan
    38 (245) Cleveland Browns (compensatory) Markus Kuhn, DT, NC State
    39 (246) Pittsburgh Steelers (compensatory) Jermaine Kearse, WR, Washington
    40 (247) Cleveland Browns (compensatory) Bradie Ewing, FB, Wisconsin
    41 (248) Pittsburgh Steelers (compensatory) Kevin Koger, TE, Michigan
    42 (249) Atlanta Falcons (compensatory) Jonas Gray, RB, Notre Dame
    43 (250) San Diego Chargers (compensatory) Donnie Fletcher, CB, Boston College
    44 (251) Buffalo Bills (compensatory) Jordan White, WR, Western Michigan
    45 (252) St. Louis Rams Drew Butler, PT, Georgia
    46 (253) Indianapolis Colts Caleb McSurdy, ILB, Montana
     
  3. SuperCharger92

    SuperCharger92 BoltTalker

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    No way would I be happy with this draft.. DE/OLB is taken til the 7th round and we don't even select a safety?!
     
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  4. Bolts4lyfe

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    We took 2 or 3 cb's haha lost track looking for a damn pass rusher
     
  5. SuperCharger92

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    I just don't see AJ taking an OL in the first round, maybe the 2nd, he took McNeill but I think we have more needs than an OL. I really think Green or even Schilling can get it done..
     
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  6. Bolts4lyfe

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    This mock description had me laughing

    "Courtney Upshaw is considered a tweener but I think he will fit perfectly as a DE for San Diego. He will be the great pass-rusher that San Diego needs and will replace the recently retired Luis Castillo."
     
  7. ThunderHorse17

    ThunderHorse17 Lone Wolf

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    Castillo retired now too?
     
  8. ThunderHorse17

    ThunderHorse17 Lone Wolf

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    Heres Mayocks final round 1 mock. Still looks good to me.

    1. Pick No.
      1
      [​IMG]
      Andrew Luck
      QB
      Stanford

      Not a whole lot of suspense with pick No. 1. Let's be patient in Indianapolis. This kid will be successful. I think it comes down to emotional toughness. (More from Mike Mayock on the Colts' selection.)
    2. Pick No.
      2
      [​IMG]
      Robert Griffin III
      QB
      Baylor

      What an opportunity the Washington Redskins have created for themselves. I applaud Mike Shanahan and that group for moving up. I don't care what they gave up to get this kid. (More from Mike Mayock on the Redskins' selection.)
    3. Pick No.
      3
      [​IMG]
      Matt Kalil
      OT
      USC

      Here's where the intrigue begins. Why do I go LT here instead of CB or WR? GM Rick Spielman has to be thinking about the Vikings' 35th overall pick when he makes this one. If he gets Kalil here, he can come back and get LSU WR Rueben Randle or maybe Montana CB Trumaine Johnson in the second round. (More from Mike Mayock on the Vikings' selection.)
    4. Pick No.
      4
      [​IMG]
      Justin Blackmon
      WR
      Oklahoma St.

      What an interesting pick here for the Browns. I don't agree with this selection; personally, I would go with the tailback Trent Richardson. But I understand and respect the logic: You can get a playmaking receiver at No. 4 and be pretty sure you'll get a running back at No. 22. (More from Mike Mayock on the Browns' selection.)
    5. Pick No.
      5
      [​IMG]
      Trent Richardson
      RB
      Alabama

      I think this might be the best positional player in the draft. In that division, where there's an awful lot of offense, I love the thought of Richardson behind an offense line that is physical and tough. He will be an All-Pro. (More from Mike Mayock on the Buccaneers' selection.)
    6. Pick No.
      6
      [​IMG]
      Morris Claiborne
      CB
      LSU

      The Rams are wide open. They can take anybody. They have so many needs. Claiborne has the best ball skills by far of any defensive back in this draft. (More from Mike Mayock on the Rams' selection.)
    7. Pick No.
      7
      [​IMG]
      Melvin Ingram
      DE
      South Carolina

      Jacksonville is in a tough position -- the perception is that there are six blue-chip players out there. The Jaguars sit at No. 7. What do you do? Michael Floyd might be the best player on the board, but they're averse to risk in Jacksonville. I think new coach Mel Tucker is going to get a new toy to play with and that toy is Melvin Ingram. (More from Mike Mayock on the Jaguars' selection.)
    8. Pick No.
      8
      [​IMG]
      Ryan Tannehill
      QB
      Texas A&M

      Everybody wants to talk about Tannehill at No. 8 to the Dolphins. He's No. 19 on my big board, so on one hand I think you're over-drafting when you take him that high. On the other hand, I recognize the potential and recognize the talent. He's at least a year away from being a functional NFL quarterback. (More from Mike Mayock on the Dolphins' selection.)
    9. Pick No.
      9
      [​IMG]
      Fletcher Cox
      DT
      Mississippi St.

      Love this pick. It's been an offensive draft thus far, so they get one of the top-ranked defensive players. Can play inside, can play outside. Boy, will he help Carolina. (More from Mike Mayock on the Panthers' selection.)
    10. Pick No.
      10
      [​IMG]
      Luke Kuechly
      ILB
      Boston College

      Everybody is telling me offensive tackle, but remember what division the Bills play in. It's the New England Patriots' division, and they happen to have a couple of dangerous tight ends. You better have an answer. (More from Mike Mayock on the Bills' selection.)
    11. Pick No.
      11
      [​IMG]
      Mark Barron
      SS
      Alabama

      Let me preface this by saying GM Scott Pioli is risk-averse. You could look at Dontari Poe here, but there's so much "boom or bust" in him. Barron is one of the safest picks in the draft. Pair him with Eric Berry and you've got the best safety combo in the league. (More from Mike Mayock on the Chiefs' selection.)
    12. Pick No.
      12
      [​IMG]
      Quinton Coples
      DE
      North Carolina

      He's a boom-or-bust candidate. He had a big year as a junior at defensive tackle and got on everyone's radar. But to me, Coples is not a first-round pick off his senior year of tape, when he was playing defensive end. I recognize his talent, though. He had a great Senior Bowl week and I think Pete Carroll can get the most out of him. (More from Mike Mayock on the Seahawks' selection.)
    13. Pick No.
      13
      [​IMG]
      Riley Reiff
      OT
      Iowa

      Arizona at No. 13 is interesting because the Cardinals could use a wideout. However, playing in the NFC West, you better have some physicality and toughness. Reiff is a plug-and-play right tackle. He's not ready to play on the left side, but he's physical, tough and he'll compete with that San Francisco defense. (More from Mike Mayock on the Cardinals' selection.)
    14. Pick No.
      14
      [​IMG]
      Michael Brockers
      DT
      LSU

      The Cowboys are a little upset here. They wanted Mark Barron. They might have tried to trade up. Brockers is a guy on the first two downs who can be a stout run defender and has the ability to push the pocket in the future. (More from Mike Mayock on the Cowboys' selection.)
    15. Pick No.
      15
      [​IMG]
      Stephon Gilmore
      CB
      South Carolina

      We all know that Asante Samuel is out. With Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in the final year of his contract, though, I think you have to take a corner. Gilmore is the No. 8 player on my entire board. (More from Mike Mayock on the Eagles' selection.)
    16. Pick No.
      16
      [​IMG]
      Michael Floyd
      WR
      Notre Dame

      We didn't think Michael Floyd was going to slide to No. 16. Toss him in with Santonio Holmes and Jeremy Kerley and Floyd's big body will make everyone better. He'll beat you outside the numbers and in the red zone. Michael Floyd is the real deal and he'll make Mark Sanchez a better quarterback. (More from Mike Mayock on the Jets' selection.)
    17. Pick No.
      17
      [​IMG]
      Dre Kirkpatrick
      CB
      Alabama

      There's nothing but age and injury on the Bengals' secondary, and here's a guy who's a physical, tough corner coached by Nick Saban at Alabama. He can play zone, he can play man, he can play press, he can play off. He's the last quality corner to come off the board in the first round. (More from Mike Mayock on the Bengals' selection.)
    18. Pick No.
      18
      [​IMG]
      Whitney Mercilus
      DE
      Illinois

      Mercilus (16 sacks, nine forced fumbles) fits San Diego's 3-4 scheme and is a difference-making edge rusher. San Diego needs that desperately. (More from Mike Mayock on the Chargers' selection.)
    19. Pick No.
      19
      [​IMG]
      Chandler Jones
      DE
      Syracuse

      The Bears cannot believe Chandler Jones has fallen to them. The general public might not know a lot about him, but my view is -- and I'll take a lot of heat for this -- three years from now, he might be the best defensive player to come out of this draft. (More from Mike Mayock on the Bears' selection.)
    20. Pick No.
      20
      [​IMG]
      Stephen Hill
      WR
      Georgia Tech

      The Titans are going to go with the height, weight and speed specimen out of Georgia Tech. Kenny Britt is a true No. 1, but his reliability is questionable. Hill's so good he might catch 30 balls and six will go for touchdowns. (More from Mike Mayock on the Titans' selection.)
    21. Pick No.
      21

      David DeCastro
      G
      Stanford

      I had Cincy go defense at No. 17, so now I'll have the Bengals address the offense. DeCastro is a plug-and-play guard. DeCastro significantly upgrades Cincinnati's athleticism at guard, as he is the best pulling guard in this year's draft. (More from Mike Mayock on the Bengals' selection.)
    22. Pick No.
      22

      Doug Martin
      RB
      Boise St.

      The Browns have now given their quarterback a first-class receiver in Blackmon and a three-down back in Martin. This is one of the best pass-protecting RBs in this draft. (More from Mike Mayock on the Browns' selection.)
    23. Pick No.
      23

      Courtney Upshaw
      OLB
      Alabama

      They've got a need at defensive end. I think it's Upshaw, who will stick his hand in the dirt and rush the quarterback in Detroit. (More from Mike Mayock on the Lions' selection.)
    24. Pick No.
      24

      Cordy Glenn
      T
      Georgia

      A swing tackle/guard would be the ideal guy for the Steelers, and Glenn played left tackle last year at Georgia. I think right tackle will be his best fit in the NFL, though. (More from Mike Mayock on the Steelers' selection.)
    25. Pick No.
      25

      Dontari Poe
      DT
      Memphis

      I've been trying to find a spot for him since pick No. 11 with the Chiefs. The Broncos need a guy who can come in and play inside. At 350 pounds with movement skills like Haloti Ngata, Poe is the guy. On third down, when most defensive tackles are out of the game, Poe will be at his most effective. (More from Mike Mayock on the Broncos' selection.)
    26. Pick No.
      26

      Coby Fleener
      TE
      Stanford

      Would I rather have the fourth-best wideout or the best tight end? Fleener's a vertical threat, and the Texans are a zone-run team, which will protect him in the running game. I think it's a great fit. (More from Mike Mayock on the Texans' selection.)
    27. Pick No.
      27

      Nick Perry
      DE
      USC

      Defense, defense, defense with the Patriots. I'm not a huge fan of this kid. I've got him No. 49 on my board. So why do I have him going to the Patriots? Because he brings edge-rushing abilities to the table, and perhaps Bill Belichick can do for Perry what I think Pete Carroll will do for Quinton Coples. (More from Mike Mayock on the Patriots' selection.)
    28. Pick No.
      28

      Shea McClellin
      DE
      Boise St.

      The Packers' turnover differential was amazing last year, but they've got to get better at the snap on defense. Clay Matthews is wonderful on one side, but he only had six sacks in 2011 because no one was on the other side. McClellin is No. 14 on my board and he will instantly upgrade the Packers' defense. (More from Mike Mayock on the Packers' selection.)
    29. Pick No.
      29

      Dont'a Hightower
      ILB
      Alabama

      Hightower is a great fit. Why? That Sam linebacker position is open in Baltimore and he can fit that need until the great Ray Lewis decides to retire. Once that happens, you've got a plug-and-play inside linebacker in the mold of Lewis. (More from Mike Mayock on the Ravens' selection.)
    30. Pick No.
      30

      Kendall Wright
      WR
      Baylor

      Keep in mind they were No. 26 in total offense and No. 29 in the passing game. They signed Mario Manningham and Randy Moss, but how much are you going to get out of those guys? I don't know. Give me this rocket from Baylor. (More from Mike Mayock on the 49ers' selection.)
    31. Pick No.
      31

      Harrison Smith
      FS
      Notre Dame

      Again: defense, defense, defense. If you take Smith, you've got an instinctive safety who will tackle. He's tough and he's really smart. You'll get immediate dividends by drafting Smith. (More from Mike Mayock on the Patriots' selection.)
    32. Pick No.
      32

      Jonathan Martin
      OT
      Stanford

      What a great job general manager Jerry Reese does. The Giants are a "best athlete available" team. They could use a tackle, however, and Martin could play on either side of the line. He also allows the Giants to keep David Diehl inside. (More from Mike Mayock on the Giants' selection.)
     
  9. Buck Melanoma

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    I'll take one Illinois project at a time, please. ;)
     
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  10. SuperCharger92

    SuperCharger92 BoltTalker

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    Idk, I see Whitney Mercilus as a Larry English 2.0 except atleast Larry had 3 productive years in college..
     

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