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03-06-2012, 07:40 AM
Once again, please give constructive criticism. Because you don't like a player or your team neglects a need doesn't mean it won't happen. It happens all the time in the draft and it is difficult without FA. If players don't fit the system/GM, that is good information to share:

2/29 NFL Mock Draft

Round 1

1. Indianapolis Colts- Andrew Luck QB/Stanford[/b]
It is a done deal

2. Washington Redskins (f/ STL)- Robert Griffin III QB/Baylor
Iíll try this with Washington trading up to see what happens. Giving St. Louis something like 2 1sts and 2 2nds.

3. Minnesota Vikings- Matt Kalil OT/USC
Seems like a clear cut pick here for the Vikings. Biggest need and BPA meet.

4. Cleveland Browns- Morris Claiborne CB/LSU
Tough to project if Cleveland misses out on RGIII. Do they go Blackmon? Eh. Claiborne would make sense, but I donít love it.

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Justin Blackmon WR/Oklahoma State
Donít think Tampa goes TRich, and even if they sign Manningham, a #1 WR could be needed. High for Blackmon, but better than the alternatives at this pick if Claiborne is gone.

6. St. Louis Rams- Riley Reiff OT/Iowa
Rams move down, and though they seem to be fine with trying Smith for one more year, comes down to Brockers, Poe, or Reiff. Reiff safest choice and fits the M.O. of the new staff.

7. Jacksonville Jaguars- Courtney Upshaw DE/Alabama
Upshaw is a Gene Smith type. Good character, high motor, and likely wouldnít be afraid to put him at DE as a pass rusher.

8. Miami Dolphins- Quinton Coples DE/North Carolina
Just a natural fit for the new defense if it turns out how it is being projected. Could go Ingram or Upshaw, it will depend on the final grades.

9. Carolina Panthers- Michael Brockers DT/LSU
Brockers fits Carolinaís D more than Poe.

10. Buffalo Bills- Melvin Ingram DE/South Carolina
Bills need more pass rush, can bulk it up with a defensive leader like Ingram

11. Kansas City Chiefs- Dontari Poe DT/Memphis
Typical pick, but it is a big need and Crennel/Pioli know the benefit of an athletic nose who can play some 5-tech too.

12. Seattle Seahawks- Luke Kuechly LB/Boston College
If Hawthorne is gone, Seahawks will be VERY thin at LB. Kuechly makes a lot of sense.

13. Arizona Cardinals- Mike Adams OT/Ohio State
Offensive line just such a need. Go upside in Adams or production in J. Martin. Could see them pulling the trigger on a potential LT.

14. Dallas Cowboys- Janoris Jenkins CB/North Alabama
Janoris over Dre? Could happen if the Cowboys grade him higher. Jerry does like the more athletic type of CBs.

15. Philadelphia Eagles- Fletcher Cox DT/Mississippi State
Cullen Jenkins wonít have much time left, Eagles pretty thin at DT as it is. Fletcher Cox definitely fits the defense.

16. New York Jets- Trent Richardson RB/Alabama
Not sure Tannenbaum would do this type of luxury pick, if not, could go Nick Perry. But with Bilal Powell not impressing, TRich could come in and split with Greene.

17. Cincinnati Bengals- David DeCastro OG/Stanford
DeCastro falls right into the Bengals lap if teams keep passing on OG.

18. San Diego Chargers- Jonathan Martin OT/Stanford
McNeil likely gone and if Gaither doesnít resign, they would be in big trouble at left tackle.

19. Chicago Bears- Michael Floyd WR/Notre Dame
Not sure if Floyd falls this far, but it depends how teams grade out WRs. Natural fit, which likely means it wonít happen.

20. Tennessee Titans- Dre Kirkpatrick CB/Alabama
Finnegan gone and despite the depth the Titans have, no true #1 CB is on their roster.

21. Cincinnati Bengals- Nick Perry DE/USC
Pass rusher to add to the rotation. Can have Perryís hand down or up. CB value not great here unless they want Gilmore.

22. Cleveland Browns- Kendall Wright WR/Baylor
Still a first rounder after his 40 and the Browns benefit. Little + Wright would make a lot of sense.

23. Detroit Lions- Cordy Glenn OT/Georgia
BPA, that is how Mayhew works. I wouldnít be surprised if Glenn tops their board by this point.

24. Pittsburgh Steelers- Donítía Hightower LB/Alabama
Not sure he plays like a first rounder on tape, but has that Steelers mentality.

25. Denver Broncos- Devon Still DT/Penn State
Falls into their lap as a big need and pass rush up the middle

26. Houston Texans- Alshon Jeffery WR/South Carolina
Still a first rounder. Houston likes bigger WRs and Alshon fits the bill

27. New England Patriots- Mark Barron S/Alabama
Wonder how far Barron could fall, Pats would probably snatch him up or trade the pick for a good ransom

28. Green Bay Packers- Whitney Mercilus LB/Illinois
A bit low, but he can stand up at LB opposite Matthews

29. Baltimore Ravens- Peter Konz C/Wisconsin
Typical pick, versatility bodes well for the Ravens if they lose Grubbs.

30. San Francisco 49ers- Stephon Gilmore CB/South Carolina
Big need, not sold they go WR in Round 1.

31. New England Patriots- Jerel Worthy DE/Michigan State
Beef up the D-line with a versatile lineman who can move around.

32. New York Giants- Zach Brown LB/North Carolina
Talented weakside backer who is a great fit in Fewellís scheme for coverage.

2nd Round:

1. St. Louis Rams- Stephen Hill WR/Georgia Tech
Combine moves him up, Rams want that #1 WR

2. Indianapolis Colts- Alfonzo Dennard CB/Nebraska
CB depth is iffy, Dennard should fit the new defense too.

3. Minnesota Vikings- Reuben Randle WR/LSU
Compliment to Harvin, try to bring in weapons until AD comes back.

4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Chase Minnifield CB/Virginia
Biggest need, get one of the better Cover 2 corners in the draft.

5. Cleveland Browns- Ryan Tannehill QB/Texas A&M
If they donít get Flynn, may have to take him at 22, he is likely a 1st round pick.

6. Jacksonville Jaguars- Mohamed Sanu WR/Rutgers
Such a huge hole. Sanu much better than anything they have.

7. St. Louis Rams (f/ WAS)- Brandon Thompson DT/Clemson
Big hole in the middle of the D-line, Thompson can 3-tech or 1-tech as needed

8. Carolina Panthers- Brandon Boykin CB/Georgia
Versatile player to add some intrigue to the Panthers if they donít go CB in Round 1.

9. Buffalo Bills- Kelechi Osemele OT/Iowa State
Can play inside or outside, big body.

10. Miami Dolphins- Coby Fleener TE/Stanford
Can move Clay to FB, use Fleener as a blocker and pass catcher in 2-TE sets. Assuming Miami nabs Flynn in this draft.

11. Seattle Seahawks- Brock Osweiler QB/Arizona State
If no FA QB, Seattle may opt in Round 2 for their favorite (Osweiler, Cousins, or Weeden)

12. Kansas City Chiefs- Lamar Miller RB/Miami
Looking at more 3rd round RBs, but if Wilson and Miller both fall, may be worth it to snatch one up. Miller goes above Wilson only due to compliment with Charles.

13. Dallas Cowboys- Andre Branch LB/Clemson
Fits the scheme, can take Anthony Spencerís spot.

14. Philadelphia Eagles- Joe Adams WR/Arkansas
Returner to replace DJax, but lean enough to be a bit more of a complete WR.

15. New York Jets- Alameda Taíamu DT/Washington
NT is a need, athletic player who can potentially be a 3 down guy.

16. New England Patriots (f/ OAK)- Vinny Curry LB/Marshall
Fits the bigger bill the Patriots like in LBs.

17. San Diego Chargers- Cam Johnson LB/Virginia
Pass rush depth with the Larry English experiment failing.

18. Chicago Bears- Orson Charles TE/Georgia
A starting TE more of a need without Martz.

19. Philadelphia Eagles (f/ ARI)- Kirk Cousins QB/Michigan State
Cousins could go in the 2nd and Philly could go QB early if they donít get another player. Cousins intriguing match for Reidís offense.

20. Tennessee Titans- Kevin Zeitler OG/Wisconsin
Falls a bit and Titans get a solid interior lineman. Maybe even they can try him at center if needed.

21. Cincinnati Bengals- David Wilson RB/Virginia Tech
Donít see Wilson falling this far, but wonder how much teams want to spend a pick on a RB.

22. Atlanta Falcons- Amini Silatolu OG/Midwestern State
Versatile lineman for depth purposes.

23. Detroit Lions- Audie Cole LB/North Carolina State
Can play outside or inside, BPA. Should immediately contribute.

24. Pittsburgh Steelers- Harrison Smith S/Notre Dame
How long do Ryan Clark and Troy Polamalu keep it going? Groom Smith to take over.

25. Denver Broncos- Brandon Weeden QB/Oklahoma State
Some of the smoke about Denver looking at QBs, looking at Fas and RGIII, could be some fire there. Hope this sparks a conversation.

26. Houston Texans- George Iloka S/Boise State
Versatile playmaking safety to add some depth and eventually start.

27. New Orleans Saints- Bobby Wagner LB/Utah State
Can move him around, play inside or outside. Fits the new defense.

28. Green Bay Packers- Vontaze Burfict LB/Arizona State
I waiver on this as Ted Thompson places a premium on character. But, Burfict doesnít have the arrest record or anything of that nature. If they lose AJ Hawk, Burfict could be an upside pick to pair with Bishop in an experiment.

29. Baltimore Ravens- Doug Martin RB/Boise State
Wouldnít surprise me if Ravens go RB early with Rice franchised and no real back-up.

30. San Francisco 49ers- Dwight Jones WR/North Carolina
Big wideout who can draw teams away from Crabtree/Davis and make plays.

31. New England Patriots- Jayron Hosley DB/Virginia Tech
Patriots like CB/S tweeners and Hosley has some safety experience actually.

32. New York Giants- Dwayne Allen TE/Clemson

Value may have fallen even more, but great fit for the Giants scheme.

Round 3:

1. Indianapolis Colts- Kendall Reyes DT/UConn
If Nevis develops, Reyes could be a nice rotational player who can be moved around too.

2. St. Louis Rams- Keenan Robinson LB/Texas
Rams OLBs are extremely weak.

3. Minnesota Vikings- Josh Norman CB/Coastal Carolina
Fits Spielmanís drafting profile of corners.

4. Cleveland Browns- Lamichael James RB/Oregon
If they keep Hillis/Hardesty, James would compliment.

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Casey Hayward CB/Vanderbilt
Corner such a big need, grab 2 as Dominik has done

6. Washington Redskins- Zebrie Sanders OT/Florida State
Not sure if they will have this pick if they move up, but Sanders could give depth.

7. Jacksonville Jaguars- Trumaine Johnson CB/Montana
Gene Smith canít get out of the first two days without taking a small school guy.

8. Buffalo Bills- Brian Quick WR/Appalachian State
If Johnson leaves, Bills will need a developmental WR to bring along. Not shy on small school players either.

9. Miami Dolphins- Brandon Washington OG/Miami
Add offensive line pieces as it is a bit of a mess in 3 spots.

10. Chicago Bears (f/ CAR)- Lavonte David LB/Nebraska
Groom to play the weakside in an aging LB corp.

11. Kansas City Chiefs- Jonathan Massaquoi LB/Troy
Rotational pass rusher to pair with Houston opposite Hali.

12. Seattle Seahawks- Chandler Jones DE/Syracuse
Fits the scheme and versatility.

13. Philadelphia Eagles- Ronnell Lewis LB/Oklahoma
Stand him up on the weakside or put him as a rotational DE. Theyíve tried these types before, may keep trying.

14. New York Jets- Bruce Irvin LB/West Virginia
Wonder if the Jets want to find a more dynamic LB to bring along.

15. Oakland Raiders- Terrelle Pryor COMP PICK

16. San Diego Chargers- Michael Brewster C/Ohio State
Hardwick is a FA, not sure if Chargers would invest this much into O-line though.

17. Chicago Bears- Leonard Johnson CB/Iowa State
Would be a nice nickel guy who can develop into a #2.

18. Arizona Cardinals- Jamell Fleming CB/Oklahoma
Would give them some depth after injuries killed their CBs.

19. Dallas Cowboys- Ben Jones C/Georgia
Potential versatile interior lineman, could even play a little guard.

20. Tennessee Titans- Markelle Martin S/Oklahoma State
How long will their two safeties still be there for the Titans? Not sure, get some depth.

21. Cincinnati Bengals- Josh Robinson CB/UCF
Need to get a corner at some point in first two days.

22. Atlanta Falcons- Michael Egnew TE/Missouri
Replacement for Gonzo.

23. Detroit Lions- Dwight Bentley CB/ULL
Hard working corner to add to a weak corp.

24. Pittsburgh Steelers- Isaiah Pead RB/Cincinnati
Seem very interested, will go RB relatively early.

25. Denver Broncos- Chris Polk RB/Washington
Value pick, but it is a need too if Moreno is cut.

26. Houston Texans- Josh Chapman DT/Alabama
Developmental NT

27. New Orleans Saints- Shea McClellin DE/Boise State
Move him around, play him at DE/LB. Spags type pick.

28. Green Bay Packers- Mike Martin DE/Michigan
Play DE, powerful, good character.

29. Baltimore Ravens- Jake Bequette LB/Arkansas
They seem to like these type of players to play inside or out.

30. San Francisco 49ers- Billy Winn DE/Boise State
5-technique depth.

31. New England Patriots- Ryan Broyles WR/Oklahoma
Let him heal, maybe get a WR in FA, Broyles could take over for Welker down the line.

32. New York Giants- Bobby Massie OT/Ole Miss
Potential starting LT

33. Oakland Raiders (Comp Pick)- Jeff Allen OT/Illinois
Can play OT or OG

this mock was compiled by Shane P Hallam from Scott Wrights Draft Countdown.