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Final Mock Draft.

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1 Chiefs Luke Joeckel/OT/Texas A&M Chiefs go with best available player here. Joeckel immediately steps in and give them a solid blocker for the franchise. They get their QB in later rounds or in free agency.
2 Jaguars Dion Jordan/DE/OLB/Oregon Despite a putrid offense, the Jaguars defense isnt any better. They have some good pass rushers on the roster, but Jordan brings intense versatility and give new head coach Gus Bradley his Leo pass rusher.
3 Raiders Star Lotulelei/DT/Utah The Raiders could easily fix the QB problem and take Geno Smith, But they let their top 3 DTs walk this offseason. Star may not be a prime pass rusher like Shariff Floyd, but he will be a solid player for years to come.
4 Eagles Shariff Floyd/DT/Florida Billed by some as the superior DT to Star, Floyd is a disruptive interior pass rusher. At Florida he was known to knife through offensive linemen and make a play in the backfield. While his production isnt great (4.5 career sacks) he could fit in well as a solid DE in the Eagles 3-4
5 Lions Eric Fisher/OT/Central Michigan With Jeff Backus gone and Riley Reiff likely to play guard or right tackle, they have a hole on Matthew Stafford’s blindside. Fischer has been seen as a higher upside LT because of his quick feet and athleticism.
6 Browns Dee Milliner/CB/Alabama With an elite coaching staff and some solid defensive pieces in place, Cleveland is another good corner away from rising out of 4th place in the AFC north. Despite some serious medical red flags, Milliner is still the top corner in this draft. He has great ball tracking skills and can easily step in and start opposite Joe Haden
7 Cardinals Lane Johnson/OT/Oklahoma If Jake Matthews or Taylor Lewan had declared, they would easily fit here. Johnson isnt seen as tough as Fisher or Joeckel, but he has solid tools and can protect the QB. With his competition being Levi Brown and Nate Potter, they need Johnson here.
8 Bills Ryan Nassib/QB/Syracuse Geno Smith could easily go here, but Doug Marrone will take his QB from his college days, Ryan Nassib. While his a lot of his game is raw, He wont be expected to carry the team from day one. Likely this is just a speculative pick, the Bills will try and trade out
9 Jets Tavon Austin/WR/ West Virginia One of the major needs on the Jets roster is touchdown scorers. Austin will fit in nicely as a movable chess piece. If they have a halfway decent person to give him the ball, he will find paydirt. Hell, just direct snap it to him.
10 Titans Chance Warmack/OG/Alabama You rarely see a guard go this early, but Warmack is a fantastic prospect posessing the tenacity coaches love in the run game, as well as great pass blocking ability. With both the guards of the Titans declining on the wrong side of 30, Warmack fills a big need with outstanding ability
11 Cowboys(trade with Chargers) Johnathan Cooper/OG/North Carolina Cooper and Warmack have been going back and forth as the top guards, and the Chargers have noone to get push in the inside running game or give Tony Romo time to step up. A highly athletic prospect, Cooper will bring stability to a tumultious interor line of the Cowboys.
12 Dolphins Ziggy Ansah/DE/BYU With all the great OTs off the board, and Brandon Albert likely to be traded for, the Fins get one of the best prospects. While he is still learning football, his athleticism and pass rushing ability are needed for the Dolphins who need someone opposite Cameron Wake. They could also go corner here.
13 Jets Barkavious Mingo /DE/OLB/ LSU Rex Ryan has been begging for a pass rusher since he came to New York. Mingo is explosive and a dominant pass rusher. So the Jets come out of the 1st round with both offensive and defensive playmakers
14 Panthers Sheldon Richardson/DT/ Missouri Desite some serious holes in the secondary, the Panthers fill the hole at DT they’ve had for years. Richardson is a dominant interior rusher and made his bones making fools of numerous guards and in the SEC and Big 12. Given most of the guards in the NFC South, Richardson will be licking his chops.
15 49ers (trade with Saints) Kenny Vaccaro/Safety/Texas Im really liberal here with the trade. I like to hope teams stick put, but the 49ers have 13 picks and want to move up. With Richardson gone, the 49ers want to get their safety. Vaccaro is the undisputed top safety in this class. He can lay the wood, cover top TEs and even cover quick slot WRs. He comes a foundation piece on an already championship defense.
16 Rams DJ Fluker/OT/Alabama Desperate to help Sam Bradford, St Louis takes the best tackle available. Fluker may not seem like a candidate for left tackle, but he can solidify the right side of the line.
17 Steelers Tyler Eifert/TE/Notre Dame Despite Heath Miller being the shining example of consistency, he tore his knee up late in the season. They have no depth behind him. Eifert is one of the best tight end to come into the pros in the past few years. His speed, hands, and athleticism are an offensive coordinators wet dream. He will be a valuable mismatch for Big Ben and the Steelers.
18 Chargers (From Cowboys) Justin Pugh/OT/Syracuse With an awful line, Pugh brings some versatility and skill for them. He played left tackle at Syracuse, but has the potential to move to guard. The two protected tackles for the Bolts as of today are Mike Harris and Jeromy Clary, two turnstyles who have practically ruined Phillip Rivers prime career years. and outside of center Nick Hardwick, there is no surefire starters on the interior.
19 Giants Tank Carradine/DE/ Florida State Despite tearing his ACL in November, Carradine has come roaring back. If he had not torn his knee, he would be a Top 5 pick. For the Giants, they get great value. Carradine wouldn’t be counted on heavily in his rookie year behind Justin Tuck and Jason Pierre Paul. But he adds to the long line of dominant pass rushers in New York.
20 Bears Arthur Brown/LB/Kansas State Despite the overwhelming need for offensive line help, Da Bears start retooling their linebacking corps. Brown could potentially step in at MLB for Brian Urlacher, but if not, he can make his bones on the strongside. He has good coverage skills and technique, routinely getting around blocks and making tackles from sideline to sideline.
21 Bengals Johnathan Cyprien/Safety/Florida International Throw his fake girlfriend issue out the window, and Te’o is a fine player. Despite his subpar performance in the BCS Championship Game, he can still lead a defense. Rey Malaluga is a free agent after 4 awful years. Te’o can bring elite skills to the middle linebacker position.
22 Rams Matt Elam/Safety/Florida With their second 1st round pick, the Rams upgrade their secondary with the hard/hitting Elam. While his coverage skills aren’t there, its coachable. Elam is better than anyone the Rams have back there.
23 Vikings Cordarrelle Patterson/WR/ Tennessee The Vikings did the right thing by getting Greg Jennings to be the sure handed and consistent flanker to Christian Ponder. Now they need a field stretching split end. Patterson is a speed demon who is electrifying with the ball in his hands, and is simply an explosive playmaker. He scored 4 different ways at Tennessee
24 Cardinals (Trade with Colts) Geno Smith/QB/Virginia Colts have a good spot to trade back into the first round for QBs. Cardinals pull the trigger though. Smith is a highly intelligent and accurate QB. He should sit for a year behind Carson Palmer and learn, and if the Cardinals can field a decent line in the future, their team can be very good.
25 Vikings Sylvester Williams/DT/ North Carolina With a bonus pick, the Vikings solidify their defensive line. They’ve been missing a DT since Pat Williams left. He steps in at DT and can eventually take over for Kevin Williams
26 Packers Datone Jones/DE/UCLA One of the most pure 3-4 DEs in the draft, Jones was in the backfield every game in college. He has the athleticism to be quick around the tackles, as well as the toughness to bull right over them. Between him and Jerel Worthy, the Pack will be set at DE for a while.
27 Texans Deandre Hopkins/WR/Clemson Despite being a playoff team, the Texans need at wide receiver is big. Andre Johnson is still one of the best. But Kevin Walter is old and was cut. Devier Posey, Keyshawn Martin, and Lestear Jean all flashed but never shown consistant ability. Hawkins has elite speed and catching ability. With him, they might finally be able to get past the other powerhouse AFC teams
28 Broncos DJ Hayden/CB/Houston Champ Bailey is getting old and other corners are burned or injured often. Hayden is possibly the next Champ as a shutdown corner. If Champ and DJ can each shutdown their assigned receivers, Peyton will be able to get his second ring and finally retire.
29 Patriots Margus Hunt/DL/SMU It’s fitting the most versatile defensive lineman goes to the most versatile coach. Hunt can line up at DT, DE, and even OLB. He also has great kick blocking ability. Its almost unfair for Belichick to get him. He can play anywhere on New Englands front and collapse opposing offensive lines
30 Falcons Damontre Moore/DE/OLB/ Texas A&M John Abraham was cut and theres no other pass rusher on the team. Moore was a disruptive successor to Von Miller at Texas A&M. In Mike Nolans hybrid scheme, Moore can play either OLB or DE and rain fire down on QBs.
31 Saints Jarvis Jones/OLB/ Georgia Initially billed as the top pass rusher in the draft, medical concerns and a poor 40 time allows Jones to drop to the the one team that could best use him. Bad 40s doesn’t mean a bad pass rusher. Terrell Sugs and Lamarr Woodley both ran bad 40s and had good careers. With the Saints moving to a 3-4, but lacking a true OLB, Rob Ryan gets his man to wreck destruction on the offensive tackles of the NFC.
32 Ravens Manti Te’o/LB/ Notre Dame Throw his fake girlfriend issue out the window, and Te’o is a fine player. Despite his subpar performance in the BCS Championship Game, he can still lead a defense. With Ray Lewis gone and new Raven Rolando McClain most likely cut following his need to be NWA in his hometown, Ravens still lack a solid ILB next to Jameel McClain (who might not even be back from neck injury) so Te’o would fill a big need and fill in the shoes of the Hall of Fame Lewis. Why not replace one guy with a controversial personal life with another?

Apparently as I post this, its been announced that Eric Fisher will go to the Chiefs. And everybody is going to be trading up, down, and side to side. Just showing some logic here.

We’ll find out in an hour

Also i liked what i picked for the Colts with their first pick which will be in the second round. so enjoy that.

Colts Jessie Williams/DL/Alabama

Photo courtesy fo Sports Illustrated

Photo courtesy fo Sports Illustrated

The Colts went from awful to playoff contender with a supbar roster all around. GM Ryan Grigson knows how to get good players. One of their worse positions is on the DL. Williams is a brute that played in every position in a 3 man line. He could start anywhere for Indy. His presence instantly improves their run defense. He has shades of Haloti Ngata to him.

Sexy guy huh?

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