|1||Buccaneers||J. Winston (FSU)||QB|
|2||Titans||L. Williams (USC)||DL|
|3||Jaguars||V. Beasley (Clemson)||EDGE|
|4||Raiders||K. White (WVU)||WR|
|5||Redskins||M. Mariota (Oregon)||QB|
|6||Jets||D. Fowler Jr. (Florida)||EDGE|
|7||Bears||A. Cooper (Alabama)||WR|
|8||Falcons||A. Dupree (Kentucky)||EDGE|
Ginger King has Mariota moving up four spots to No. 2 overall, exactly where I had him in my first mock draft. While I still think a team (probably Cleveland) makes a move up to grab the Oregon signal-caller, the price to leap to the second spot in the draft is too risky **cough**RG3**cough. By waiting to make a move until No.5, you leap-frog the NYJ (who probably jump all over MM), don’t have to give up as much draft capital and still get your guy. The Redskins, for the first time since Daniel Snyder has owned the team, actually have a competent football guy (Scot McCloughan) calling the shots, so I could totally see them jumping at the chance to move down and stockpile extra draft picks.
The Titans get the best player in this draft. Leonard Williams will anchor an intriguing Titans defense, whom added Brian Orakpo, Derrick Morgan, D’Norris Searcy and DC Dick LeBeau this off-season.
|9||Giants||B. Scherff (Iowa)||OL|
|10||Rams||D. Parker (Louisville)||WR|
|11||Vikings||S. Ray (Missouri)||EDGE|
|12||Browns||L. Collins (LSU)||OL|
|13||Saints||A. Armstead (Oregon)||DE|
|14||Dolphins||M. Peters (Washington)||CB|
|15||49ers||B. Jones (UConn)||CB|
|16||Texans||T. Waynes (MSU)||CB|
I’m sticking with Scherff to the Giants. He is the best offensive linemen in the draft and just feels like a Tom Coughlin type of player.
This section of the draft includes some of my favorite prospects, including Parker, Armstead and Jones. Armstead isn’t a guy that will generate a ton of sacks, but he is going to cause havoc in the run and pass and absolutely give offensive linemen all they can handle.
The run on DB’s starts with the Dolphins apparently….
|17||Chargers||M. Brown (Texas)||DT|
|18||Chiefs||J. Strong (ASU)||WR|
|19||Browns||R. Gregory (Nebraska)||EDGE|
|20||Eagles||A. Peat (Stanford)||OL|
|21||Bengals||D. Shelton (Washington)||NT|
|22||Steelers||L. Collins (Alabama)||S|
|23||Lions||K. Johnson (WF)||CB|
|24||Cardinals||T. Gurley (Georgia)||RB|
I originally had Dorial Green-Beckham to the Chiefs at 18. I could still see that given his unique size/speed blend, but there are too many off the field concerns to risk it this early. I have him falling out of the first round, which means he’ll be a Day 2 steal.
I don’t like Danny Shelton as many as most, but he is a mountain of a man that will considerably improve the Bengals run-defense (still a key to winning the AFC North).
|25||Panthers||E. Flowers (Miami)||OT|
|26||Ravens||M. Gordon (Wisconsin)||RB|
|27||Cowboys||J. Collins (LSU)||CB|
|28||Broncos||E. Harold (Virginia)||LB|
|29||Colts||C. Erving (FSU)||C|
|30||Packers||J. Fisher (Oregon)||OT|
|31||Saints||TJ. Clemmings (Pittsburgh)||OT|
|32||Patriots||E. Goldman (FSU)||DT|
TJ Clemmings drops down the board due to his recent negative medical checks. The Ravens always seem to get value, and the selection of Melvin Gordon continues that trend. Justin Forsett and Gordon would make a dynamic rushing attack for the Ravens.