Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Auburn Tigers defensive end Dee Ford (30) celebrates during the second half of the 2014 BCS National Championship game against the Florida State Seminoles at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Tom Telesco is a mystery with his draft magic so far. With his first selection last season, he threw us all for a loop. We didn’t think that we would be selecting D.J. Fluker with that first pick in the draft.
What will Tom Telesco do to blow our minds this time around. As long as he brings in solid players we will be alright. Here is a little mock draft on our first 6 picks in the draft:
Round 1: DE/LB Dee Ford, Auburn
Ford killed it in the Senior Bowl and killed it in the National Championship game. He has one of the quickest first steps off of the ball that I have seen. He will get pressure on quarterbacks immediately and will force some turnovers.
Round 2: OG Cyril Richardson, Baylor
We wouldn’t need Jeromey Clary anymore if we had a player of Richardson’s ability on the team at guard. He would start at guard and would be powerful on the inside.
Round 3: CB Keith McGill, Utah
McGill is a big corner that could compete for the starting job across from Shareece Wright. He has that size at the corner position that people have been looking for of late. He would be a nice pickup in the 3rd round in a huge position of need for the team.
Nov 9, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Utes defensive back Keith McGill (1) tries to prevent a pass while Arizona State Sun Devils wide receiver Jaelen Strong (21) keeps his eyes on the ball during the third quarter atRice
-Eccles Stadium. Arizona State Sun Devils won the game 20-19. Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports
Round 4: WR Ryan Grant, Tulane
Grant impressed during the Senior Bowl and would be a perfect fit for a slot wide receiver on the team. He is quick and athletic and could fill that void if Eddie Royal is released off of the roster.
Round 5: RB James Wilder Jr, Florida State
The team needs a backup to Ryan Mathews and Wilder is a physical runner that could be available in the 5th. He would be a perfect compliment to the roster and could take a load of the carries if Mathews has to sit out for any reason.
Round 6: RB DeAnthony Thomas, Oregon
Thomas would be a project, but could contribute immediately as a kick returner and punt returner. While he is the team’s return specialist, he would have to find a role on offense.