Draft Countdown Mock Draft

Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by The Hammer, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. The Hammer

    The Hammer Problematic AF

    Site is not as good as it used to be. Still has an interesting, well thought out, mock draft.


    Some picks of interest:



    Despite ranking in the middle of the pack in terms of sack production the Titans need to upgrade their pass rush, which played a big role in their pass defense being amongst the worst in the league. Fortunately there should be a number of intriguing options available. Ezekiel Ansah of B.Y.U. may already be off the board but if so there is always Bjoern Werner of Florida St. or Barkevious Mingo of L.S.U. In this scenario Werner gets the nod over Mingo because he is more of a true defensive end. A native of Germany who came to the United States as an exchange student in high school, Werner has only been playing the game of football for five years. Werner may lack the pure speed and explosion of an elite edge pass rusher but he is still able to terrorize opposing backfields thanks to his strength and relentless motor. Even though they have a handful of solid performers at defensive tackle the Titans lack a difference-maker on the interior so Star Lotulelei of Utah or Sheldon Richardson of Missouri could draw interest.
    At one point it appeared as though Alabama OG Chance Warmack would be an option but after doling out big money for free agent Andy Levitre that now seems unlikely. The Titans really doesn’t have a ton of glaring needs but keep an eye on Tennessee WR Cordarrelle Patterson as a darkhorse because Kenny Britt continues to make more headlines for his misdeeds off the field than for his play on it and there is some chatter that Nate Washington may be on his way out of town.

    Where does he think Geno Smith goes

    To the Tarpkitties


    This may be the biggest turning point in the Top 10 because the Jaguars could realistically go in at least a half dozen different directions. However, new general manager David Caldwell comes over from the Atlanta Falcons and that organizations fortunes changed dramatically when they ignored cries to take the "Best Player Available” (Glenn Dorsey) and instead chose Matt Ryan. Needless to say the importance of a top quarterback probably isn’t lost on Caldwell. Granted the Jags just recently used an early first rounder on Blaine Gabbert but this new regime has absolutely no ties to that decision and may be inclined to start fresh at the games most important position rather than trying to live with someone else’s mistake. The fact that Jacksonville sent their team president, vice president / owner’s son, general manager, head coach and offensive coordinator to the Pro Day of West Virginia QB Geno Smith shouldn’t be overlooked either. Smith is an accurate passer with a strong arm, above average athleticism and top-notch intangibles. Smith will have to make the transition from a pass-happy shotgun system but possesses all of the tools to be an excellent starting signal caller at the next level. With that said Smith is far from a sure-thing like Andrew Luck a year ago and isn’t even a consensus first rounder.
    Jacksonville must also upgrade a pass rush that ranked at the very bottom of the league in sacks last season. Oregon DE / OLB Dion Jordan would be a good fit in Gus Bradley’s system as a hybrid while Georgia OLB Jarvis Jones and B.Y.U. DE Ezekiel Ansah could be options as well. There are also major question marks in the secondary so Alabama CB Dee Milliner could be in the mix too and don’t discount Texas A&M OT Luke Joeckel or Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher as options opposite Eugene Monroe.

    Or how about Manti Te'o

    Over time patterns begin to develop when it comes to the type of players certain teams prefer and there is no question that the Vikings have an affinity for Notre Dame prospects. In fact, there are currently five former Golden Domers on Minnesota’s roster including cornerstones such as Harrison Smith, Kyle Rudolph and John Sullivan. The Vikes have a big hole at middle linebacker after losing Jasper Brinkley in free agency and Manti Te’o of Notre Dame seems like a perfect replacement. Big, smart and instinctive with excellent range, Te’o also hits like a ton of bricks and has proven to be a true leader on as well as off the field. Te’o was recently the victim of a highly-publicized and cruel hoax but that controversy probably
    won’t affect his draft stock much if at all, although he could slide a bit simply because teams don’t usually place a huge emphasis on inside linebackers in the first round. Depending on what they do a couple of picks earlier the Vikings could also opt for a wide receiver (Cal’s Keenan Allen, Clemson’s DeAndre Hopkins or Tennessee’s Justin Hunter), cornerback (Washington’s Demond Trufant), safety (Florida’s Matt Elam) or defensive tackle (Ohio State’s Johnathan Hankins or North Carolina’s Sylvester Williams).

    And the Titans second round prediction follows the line of though of a number of GoTitans threads of late
    h/t xpmar9x, Scarecrow, JCBRAVE, Mike75

    Kenny Britt might be more trouble than he is worth and Nate Washington could move on soon.

    I do not think the FO agrees with this mock for the first round pick. However, I would be content with 2 rounds like this.
  2. Titanup1982

    Titanup1982 Pro Bowler

    Never trust a mock draft that has Matt Barkley at pick #7.
  3. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Starter

    Draft Countdown is my favorite NFL Draft site, but damn this mock sucks.
  4. xpmar9x

    xpmar9x The Real Slim Shady

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  5. The Hammer

    The Hammer Problematic AF


    Do not discount them for predicting the stupidity of an NFL front office.

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    I told you last week 2 QB's will go top 10
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  7. RavensShallBurn

    RavensShallBurn Ruck the Favens

    I actually think that's a really good mock outside of maybe Barkley and T'eo. In the latest mock I'm working on, they have several of the same picks as me (not just in the top 10).
  8. xhrr

    xhrr Starter

    I have a feeling this draft is partially right in that we won't take an interior lineman until the 3rd.
  9. 2ToneBlueBlood

    2ToneBlueBlood Starter

    The Barkley pick isn't crazy if you're going for what will actually happen, not what you think is the best fit. It's been widely reported that the Cardinals love Barkley. Even if they bring in Carson Palmer, he's not a long term solution. It would be a stupid pick and a reach but it's still likely.

    Werner is on my list of "do not wants." The dude is lazy and doesn't hustle. Would be fine with the WR in the 2nd though.
  10. xpmar9x

    xpmar9x The Real Slim Shady

    Lots of QB movement:

    Oakland - #4 - Matt Flynn
    Arz - #7 - Carson Palmer
    Buf - #8 - Kevin Kolb

    Will Jacksonville risk it on Geno? How about Philly, Arizona, or Buffalo? Could we see NYJ take Geno if he falls? So much unknown.
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