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Nightfyre
04-04-2012, 10:42 PM
Trade pick 11 (1250 pts) to chicago for picks 19 and 50 (1275 pts)
19. Michael Brockers, DE, LSU
44. Harrison Smith, FS, Notre Dame
50. Alameda Ta'amu, NT, Washington
74. Andre Branch, OLB, Clemson
107. David Molk, C, Michigan
146. Brandon Washington, OL, Miami
182. Ladarius Green, TE, Louisiana-Lafayette
218. Justin Bethel, CB, Presbyterian
238. Elvis Akpla, WR, Montana State

UDFA:
Justin Anderson, OL, Georgia
Tony Dye, SS, UCLA

QB: Still Sucks
RB: Hillis, Charles, McCluster, Draughn
FB: Bannon
WR: Bowe, Baldwin, Breaston, Akpla, Horne
TE: Moeaki, Boss, Green
LT: Albert, Mims
LG: Hudson, Lilja, Washington
C: Molk, Hudson
RG: Asamoah, Lilja, Washington
RT: Winston, Washington, Anderson
DE: Jackson, Dorsey, Brockers, Bailey, Gordon
NT: Ta'amu, Gordon, Powe
OLB: Hali, Houston, Branch, Sheffield, Studebaker
ILB: Johnson, Belcher, Siler, Greenwood
CB: Flowers, Routt, Arenas, Brown, Bethel, Daniels
FS: Smith, Lewis
SS: Berry, Dye

SNR
04-04-2012, 10:58 PM
I anticipate Branch being gone long before 74. He's been talked about as a late first rounder recently

Urc Burry
04-04-2012, 11:07 PM
I would like to add another RB eventually. Not too big of a deal though..

Direckshun
04-04-2012, 11:09 PM
Trade pick 11 (1250 pts) to chicago for picks 19 and 50 (1275 pts)
19. Michael Brockers, DE, LSU
44. Harrison Smith, FS, Notre Dame
50. Alameda Ta'amu, NT, Washington
74. Andre Branch, OLB, Clemson
107. David Molk, C, Michigan
146. Brandon Washington, OL, Miami
182. Ladarius Green, TE, Louisiana-Lafayette
218. Justin Bethel, CB, Presbyterian
238. Elvis Akpla, WR, Montana State

UDFA:
Justin Anderson, OL, Georgia
Tony Dye, SS, UCLA

QB: Still Sucks
RB: Hillis, Charles, McCluster, Draughn
FB: Bannon
WR: Bowe, Baldwin, Breaston, Akpla, Horne
TE: Moeaki, Boss, Green
LT: Albert, Mims
LG: Hudson, Lilja, Washington
C: Molk, Hudson
RG: Asamoah, Lilja, Washington
RT: Winston, Washington, Anderson
DE: Jackson, Dorsey, Brockers, Bailey, Gordon
NT: Ta'amu, Gordon, Powe
OLB: Hali, Houston, Branch, Sheffield, Studebaker
ILB: Johnson, Belcher, Siler, Greenwood
CB: Flowers, Routt, Arenas, Brown, Bethel, Daniels
FS: Smith, Lewis
SS: Berry, Dye

Hoo boy... where to start.

1. We're not doing the whole thing on Brockers again, but blech.

2. Harrison Smith's more of a strong, isn't he?

3. Ta'amu at 50 is a dream's dream. Hope it comes true.

4. Branch will not last that long. As it is, he's a borderline first round talent.

5. I love Green and Bethel, but wonder if either will last that long.

6. Who the fuck is that Montana kid you keep drafting? Tell us about him.

Bump
04-04-2012, 11:18 PM
Houston last year was supposed to be a late first rounder too, just sayin...

Dmello12
04-04-2012, 11:51 PM
6. Who the **** is that Montana kid you keep drafting? Tell us about him.

very impressive highlight video on youtube of this kid. lots of speed. good pickup late

Nightfyre
04-04-2012, 11:54 PM
Hoo boy... where to start.

1. We're not doing the whole thing on Brockers again, but blech.

2. Harrison Smith's more of a strong, isn't he?

3. Ta'amu at 50 is a dream's dream. Hope it comes true.

4. Branch will not last that long. As it is, he's a borderline first round talent.

5. I love Green and Bethel, but wonder if either will last that long.

6. Who the **** is that Montana kid you keep drafting? Tell us about him.
1. Brockers is elite. Get over it.
2. Harrison Smith can play either, imo. And in the opinion of NFL.com
3. Many mocks have Ta'amu falling to the third
4. Branch has a late second, early third grade nearly everywhere I've looked.
5. Green and Bethel are wildcards. I expect they have varying grades all around the league.
6.

Elvis Akpla - 6'1 190 lbs, 4.4 speed
Initially, he went to Oregon on a Track Scholarship but when he couldn't play football (because his scholarship would have counted against the football program) he transferred to Montana State.

This kid made critical, clutch plays every game for Montana State. He plays fast, runs good routes and has sure hands. He also plays much taller than he is, has terrific body control and adjusts to the ball well in the air. He could improve his YAC. He is also a capable blocker and special teams defender.

He clowned Trumaine Johnson when he played Montana the whole game for six catches and 113 yards including Montana State's only touchdown. That's 113 yards of the 171 yards passing in that game (U of M has a tough defense.)

Akpla made a ridiculous catch against Sam Houston, which is depicted below.
(Daxton Swanson is a third-team FCS All-American DB as a junior...)
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/8UelDhB3DsI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

He also made a ridiculous catch from a punter that I recall quite vividly. It is at 6:20 below. Though, the whole film is worth watching.
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/lJNEPtncr4Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Urc Burry
04-04-2012, 11:58 PM
Holy shit!!! That made Baldwin's catch behind Dawkin's back look easy

Nightfyre
04-05-2012, 12:08 AM
Oh, and he's a team-player high-character guy. :shrug:

Viper400
04-05-2012, 09:01 AM
Houston last year was supposed to be a late first rounder too, just sayin...

Check your sig to see why he wasn't.

Dave Lane
04-05-2012, 11:01 AM
Dude is sick. I'd almost rather draft him with our #1 than Brockers. At least he made plays while in college. Brockers is well meh...

buddha
04-05-2012, 01:03 PM
Dude is sick. I'd almost rather draft him with our #1 than Brockers. At least he made plays while in college. Brockers is well meh...

Because god forbid we actually draft guys who are proven players, not improven "high potential" guys!??

Brockers could turn out to be Suh in a couple of years, or he could be Ryan Sims. You don't know, and as such, you sure as hell don't waste the 11th pick in the entire draft based on magical thinking.

xztop12
04-05-2012, 01:41 PM
im afraid harrison smith is being more projected as a cover 2 type safety

Dicky McElephant
04-05-2012, 02:27 PM
If you're showing us trading out of picks...please put down why the other team traded up.

Nightfyre
04-05-2012, 04:57 PM
If you're showing us trading out of picks...please put down why the other team traded up.

I figure Coples falling to 11 would provide the Bears incentive to jump ahead of the Seahawks. He is physically very similar to Peppers and could provide a secondary pass rush threat.

SNR
04-05-2012, 08:07 PM
I figure Coples falling to 11 would provide the Bears incentive to jump ahead of the Seahawks. He is physically very similar to Peppers and could provide a secondary pass rush threat.Are you only saying he's physically similar to Peppers because they went to the same school?

Nightfyre
04-05-2012, 08:22 PM
Are you only saying he's physically similar to Peppers because they went to the same school?


Peppers: 6'7" 287 lbs 4.74 40, 22 reps
Coples: 6'6" 284 lbs 4.78 40, 25 reps

Both possess elite athleticism and size. Peppers could potentially mentor Coples in his play style and CLEARLY Coples would fit the Bears scheme.

Micjones
04-09-2012, 07:52 AM
Hell of a mock. Not sure I'm sold on Brockers at 19, but the next four selections all get the "thumbs up".

xztop12
04-09-2012, 12:31 PM
I think Brockers makes a lot of sense and has the highest ceiling. I'm just too impatient as a fan to like that pick. I want a day 1 starter

Nightfyre
04-12-2012, 08:50 PM
Two weeks out and I feel like doing a new mock in which no trade assumptions are made:

11) Michael Brockers, 5-tech, LSU
44) Andre Branch, OLB, Clemson
74) George Iloka, S, Boise State
107) Chase Minnifield, CB, Virginia
146) David Molk, C, Michigan
182) Russell Wilson, QB, Wisconsin
218) Marc Tyler, RB, USC
238) Elvis Akpla, WR, Montana State


I have adjusted player values based on more recent research. You will notice that I I had to push Brockers and Branch up in my mock to reflect my more recent research. I like them as players irrespective of where they are projected to be drafted. Minnifield has been sliding down draft boards due to his inability to work out. He could be a steal in the fourth. Marc Tyler is someone who obviously has character/work ethic question marks. This is the Chiefs' character project for the year.

Call me crazy, but I would love to see the Chiefs make a move for an extra fifth round pick in this scenario and take BJ Coleman. Then cut Cassel and Quinn and make Stanzi, Wilson and Coleman all openly compete for the job. Maybe we could shake out a winner.

Nightfyre
04-19-2012, 08:02 PM
One week out and a new scenario:
Chiefs trade 11 and 107 to the Bengals for 17 and 53. Bengals presumably want Reiff before Seattle pounces.

17) Michael Brockers, DE, LSU
44) Andre Branch, OLB, Clemson
53) Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State
74) David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech
146) David Molk, C, Michigan
182) BJ Coleman, QB, UT-Chatt
218) Chris Greenwood, CB, Albion (what the hell, I know really nothing about the kid.)
238) Elvis Akpla, WR, Montana State
UDFA:
Tony Dye, SS, UCLA

QB: Stanzi, Cassel, Coleman
RB: Charles, Hillis, Wilson, McCluster
FB: Bannon
WR: Bowe, Baldwin, Breaston, Akpla
TE: Moeaki, Boss, Maneri
OT: Albert, Winston, Adams, Mimms
OG: Asamoah, Hudson, Lilja
OC: Molk, Hudson
DE: Jackson, Dorsey, Brockers, Bailey, Gordon
NT: Gordon, Powe
OLB: Hali, Houston, Branch, Sheffield
ILB: Johnson, Belcher, Siler
CB: Flowers, Routt, Arenas, Brown, Greenwood
S: Berry, Lewis, Dye