Combines are done and we have seen some player movement in free agency. Time to put together another mock draft.
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Here is my latest Mock Draft:
1. Indianapolis Colts
Peyton Manning gone and now the new Luck era begins.
2. Washington Redskins
Robert Griffin III
Trade 3 first round picks for the quarterback that they wanted
3. Minnesota Vikings
Time to fix up that offensive line and protect Christian Ponder
4. Cleveland Browns
Peyton Hillis is gone and need to fix the running game
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
They weren’t able to bring in Cortland Finnegan and had to settle for Eric Wright. They find their other corner here.
6. St. Louis Rams
Any other team, I would have gone with Justin Blackmon, but for some reason think Jeff Fisher would go with -line first
7. Jacksonville Jaguars
WR, Oklahoma State
The Jags need help at receiver in a bad way and they luck out with Blackmon falling to them.
8. Carolina Panthers
DE, South Carolina
The Carolina Chargers pick up all the players we used to have or players we want, so they will take Ingram with this pick.
9. Miami Dolphins
WR, Notre Dame
After trading away Brandon Marshall, they are in serious need of a wide receiver
10. Buffalo Bills
DE, North Carolina
They signed Mario Williams, but still need help on the defensive side.
11. Kansas City Chiefs
They just picked up an offensive tackle and now need to fill the interior of the line
12. Seattle Seahawks
They picked up Matt Flynn, so they don’t need to look Ryan Tannehill’s way. Now they go toward the defense.
13. Arizona Cardinals
Have to protect their golden quarterback
Peyton Manning Kevin Kolb
14. Dallas Cowboys
They need interior lineman and select best center avaialable
15. Philadelphia Eagles
LB, Boston College
Middle linebacker was their weakest spot last season and they select the tackling machine
16. New York Jets
His combine shot him up the draft and into Rex Ryan’s house
18. San Diego Chargers
The choice will be between Courtney Upshaw, Whitney Mercilus and Nick Perry and we take the one-year wonder.
21. Cincinnati Bengals
They bring in both guys from the Alabama secondary onto their roster
23. Detroit Lions
CB, Northern Alabama
They lost Eric Wright and need to fill the hole in the secondary
24. Pittsburgh Steelers
Perry gets to have his hand on the ground and pass rushing for the Steelers
25. Denver Broncos
Need to get more weapons for Peyton
26. Houston Texans
DT, Mississippi State
I just can’t help but think that Wade Phillips will get them to select more defense
28. Green Bay Packers
DT, Michigan State
Need more help on their defensive front
29. Baltimore Ravens
Looking to bring some youth to the defense
30. San Francisco 49ers
OT, Ohio State
Gotta protect Peyton… wait did that alredy
31. New England Patriots
Still defense, defense, defense
23. New York Giants
RB, Virginia Tech
Their fat running back is gone and they need depth behind Ahmad Bradshaw
Based on what we have done in free agency (so far), we will need to go heavy on the defensive side of the ball with this draft. First we need to pick up that pass rusher that AJ prioritized in the off-season, then we need to work on that secondary.
Whitney Mercilus might has been known as a one-year wonder, but he looks like a freak athlete and looks like he can continue his success in the NFL. He has a lot of speed off the edge and has great balance to get to the quarterback.
He could work in the mix on the outside with Jarret Johnson, Antwan Barnes and Shaun Phillips. Eventually, he could take over SP’s spot on the roster. He could be thrown on the field during passing downs and asked to chase the quarterback. Barnes, Phillips and Mercilus all on the field at the same time could be a nightmare for opposing defenses.