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A two-round mock with TRADES

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  1. citizenthom Rookie

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    The wife has me watching Gundam Wing and I needed something to do in the background, so I cooked this sucker up. I remember reading a while back that on average, there are eight trades in the first round every year; and that's exactly how my mock turned out. I only did trades in the first, though: second-round trades are seemingly random and were hard to invent.

    My logic behind each trade:

    #2: DENVER TO CINCINNATI

    Cincinnati is by far the most desperate team in the draft for a QB: they need a day-one starter and have no chance of attracting a veteran free agent. Once Carolina takes Newton, they trade up to ensure they don't miss out on Gabbert to Buffalo. Denver meanwhile knows it will get either Fairley or Dareus at 4 and sees no disadvantage to trading down.


    #11: HOUSTON TO SAN DIEGO

    Robert Quinn is dropping, but the Chargers want to catch him. The Chargers have a history of trading around the get what they see as unique talent, and Quinn qualifies; with two second-round picks, the price doesn't hurt them either. Houston has a lot of holes on defense and gladly takes the extra pick to move down.


    #15: MIAMI TO TAMPA BAY

    Tampa is showing a lot of interest in Ryan Kerrigan, but with Jacksonville, New England, and now Houston ahead of them, they trade up to ensure they get him. Miami has its eyes on some specific guys who are likely to fall and takes the extra picks to move down.


    #20: MIAMI TO BALTIMORE

    Miami sees no threats to its draft plans behind it and looks for a trade partner. They find one in Baltimore, who wants the big pass-rusher Justin Houston but sees a serious threat in Kansas City.


    #25: SEATTLE TO DENVER

    This DT class is ridiculously deep. Denver's run defense is ridiculously bad. They get great value by grabbing a big run-stuffing DT to match their new penetrating/disruptor Fairley. Seattle, a team with a lot of holes, takes the opportunity to pick up and extra second-rounder.


    #27: ATLANTA TO CHICAGO

    With Solder still on the board and New England purportedly hunting for O-linemen, Chicago moves up to grab a tackle miles ahead of the next tackle on the board, Derek Sherrod.


    #28: NEW ENGLAND TO MINNESOTA

    Near the end of the first, teams with QB needs start trying to break back into the first to get ahead of the Day 2 rush. New England, as usual, is entertaining trades, and gets a better deal for Ryan Mallet than it would have at 2:1.


    #32: GREEN BAY TO SEATTLE

    Seattle takes a cue from Minnesota and doesn't wait till Day 2 to move up for a QB. Green Bay sees plenty of talent left on the board, and draft-happy GM Ted Thompson gladly picks up an extra pick for a very slight drop.


    Comments welcome as always!


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    ROUND 1

    1. Carolina Panthers

    Cameron Newton, QB, Auburn

    2. Cincinnati Bengals (from Denver, 1:3, 3:2)

    Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri

    3. Buffalo Bills

    Marcel Dareus, DE/DT, Alabama

    4. Denver Broncos

    Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn

    5. Arizona Cardinals

    Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M

    6. Cleveland Browns

    A.J. Green ,WR, Georgia

    7. San Francisco 49ers

    Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU

    8. Tennessee Titans

    Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska

    9. Dallas Cowboys

    Tyron Smith, OT, USC

    10. Washington Redskins

    J.J Watt, DE, Wisconsin

    11. San Diego Chargers (from Houston, 1:18, 2:18)

    Robert Quinn, OLB, North Carolina

    12. Minnesota Vikings

    Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor

    13. Detroit Lions

    Da’Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson

    14. St. Louis Rams

    Julio Jones , WR, Alabama

    15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Miami, 1:20, 3:20)

    Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue

    16. Jacksonville Jaguars

    Cameron Jordan, DE, California

    17. New England Patriots

    Brandon Harris, CB, Miami (FL)

    18. Houston Texans

    Aldon Smith, DE/OLB, Missouri

    19. New York Giants

    Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin

    20. Baltimore Ravens (from Miami, 1:26, 3:26)


    Justin Houston, OLB, Georgia

    21. Kansas City Chiefs

    Mike Pouncey, C/G, Florida

    22. Indianapolis Colts

    Anthony Costanzo, OT, Boston College

    23. Philadelphia Eagles

    Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois

    24. New Orleans Saints

    Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa

    25. Denver Broncos (from Seattle, 2:4, 2:14)


    Muhammad Wilkerson, DT, Temple

    26. Miami Dolphins

    Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama

    27. Chicago Bears (from Atlanta, 1:29, 4:29)

    Nate Solder, OT, Colorado

    28. Minnesota Vikings (from New England, 2:11, 2012 second)

    Ryan Mallet, QB, Arkansas

    29. Atlanta Falcons

    Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State

    30. New York Jets

    Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State

    31. Pittsburgh Steelers

    Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State

    32. Seattle Seahawks (from Green Bay, 2:4, 4:2)

    Jake Locker, QB, Washington

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    ROUND 2

    1. New England Patriots

    Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA

    2. Buffalo Bills

    Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame

    3. Cincinnati Bengals

    Leonard Hankerson, WR, Miami

    4. Green Bay Packers

    Stefan Wisniewski, C, Penn State

    5. Cleveland Browns

    Drake Nevis, DT, LSU

    6. Arizona Cardinals

    Aaron Williams, CB, Texas

    7. Tennessee Titans

    Danny Watkins, G, Baylor

    8. Dallas Cowboys

    Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado

    9. Washington Redskins

    Mikel LeShoure, RB, Illinois

    10. Houston Texans

    Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia

    11. New England Patriots

    Titus Young, WR, Boise State

    12. Detroit Lions

    Marcus Cannon, OT, TCU

    13. San Francisco 49ers

    Christian Ponder, QB, Florida State

    14. Seattle Seahawks

    Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina

    15. St. Louis Rams

    Martez Wilson, LB, Illinois

    16. Oakland Raiders

    Jon Baldwin, WR, Pittsburgh

    17. Jacksonville Jaguars

    Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland

    18. Houston Texans

    Rahim Moore, S, UCLA

    19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Demarcus Love, OT, Arkansas

    20. New York Giants

    Bruce Carter, LB, North Carolina

    21. Indianapolis Colts

    Rodney Hudson, C, Florida State

    22. Philadelphia Eagles

    Marcus Gilbert, T, Florida

    23. Kansas City Chiefs

    Jerrell Powe, NT, Ole Miss

    24. New Orleans Saints

    Quan Sturdivant, LB, North Carolina

    25. Seattle Seahawks

    Allen Bailey, DE, Miami

    26. Baltimore Ravens

    Davin House, CB, New Mexico State

    27. Atlanta Falcons

    Jordan Cameron, TE, USC

    28. New England Patriots

    Jarvis Jenkins, DT, Clemson

    29. San Diego Chargers

    Kenrick Ellis, NT, Hampton

    30. Chicago Bears

    Austin Pettis, WR, Boise State

    31. Pittsburgh Steelers

    Christian Ballard, DT/DE, Iowa

    32. Green Bay Packers

    Demarco Murray, RB, Oklahoma
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  2. griff33daddy Special Teams Standout

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    stanzi or someone in the 3rd or you going with rusty as our starter? if they go with rusty as our starter i could see that happening
  3. Fry Hatin' is what I do.

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    Ricky Stanzi sucks.
  4. Tennessy XO Part time love is the life 'round here

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    I hate this draft. Fun to speculate but I would be upset if it went down like this. Nice work though.
  5. citizenthom Rookie

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    More reflects my firm belief that A.) we will not reach for a QB, and B.) no QB after Newton and Gabbert is worth anything more than a third-round pick. I like Dalton in the third myself and originally played with our trading up with (who else) New England to grab him in the late second, but then decided not to fool with trades at all in the second.

    I went for realism this time over what I/we would like to see; and the reality is that while several teams in "desperation mode" will reach in a decidedly weak QB class, Reinfeldt won't.
  6. JCBRAVE Welcome to my world, now sit down and listen up

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    As much effort as you put in to create this thread, I can't knock anything because of it. Good work.
  7. RavensShallBurn Ruck the Favens

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    I don't know who Danny Watkins is.
  8. 2ToneBlueBlood On Twitter @2ToneBlueBlood

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    I'd be pissed if we did anything but defense or QB in the first 2 rounds. I don't think there's any way we take an o-lineman this early. I think our coaching staff thinks they're good enough to coach up a later round pick to be a starter. From our past drafting history I can't disagree with that.
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  9. citizenthom Rookie

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    Former firefighter, received a Draft invite.

    2tone: both our tackles are second-rounders and one of our guards was a big-time free agent pickup. I'd say we're willing to invest heavily in our line.

    More importantly, I always draft BPA for the Titans, and Watkins was the best player on the board when I hit 2:7. If I hadn't gotten lazy I might have engineered a trade-down with the Steelers or Redskins (two teams I think would like Watkins).
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