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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:30 am    Post subject: Anubiz's First Mock Draft Attempt Reply with quote

Alright so a buddy of mine was sharing with me a way he was compiling his 7-round mock draft that intrigued me and I wanted to share it with you guys.

Here were the parameters we used:
- Using these four sources:
http://www.mockone.net/

http://newnfldraft.com/2013-nfl-mock-draft-25-32/

http://www.drafttek.com/2013-NFL-Mock-Draft-Round1.asp

and http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/prospectrankings

I was only allowed to select a prospect at our draft slot as long as that player was available in 2 or more of these sources.

Example: We hold the 32nd overall pick, so if he was available at 32 in CBS's prospect list but was already taken in the other 3 mocks, I wouldn't be able to select that player in my mock for our pick at 32.

Pretty much that was it. Oh and as much as I think it's unlikely we use all 12 selections as I believe we will trade up at least once in this draft, I didn't mock any trades. Just picks.

So here we go:

1st (32) - Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas St.
With the losses of Dannell Ellerbe, the retirement of Ray Lewis, and the pending medical situation of Jameel McClain it is critical for the Ravens to find a quality starting ILB in this draft.

2nd (62) - Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech
Described and compared to Reggie Wayne, the Ravens add a player that should be a first-down machine within our offense and a perfect complement to the speedsters of Torrey & Jacoby. Patton's smooth route running and savvy as a wide-out allows him to be able to play all over a formation. He should spearhead the group (or be the one) to help fulfill the loss of Anquan Boldin.

3rd (94) - DJ Swearinger, S, South Carolina
The Ravens loss Ed Reed to free agency and cut ways with Bernard Pollard in the off-season. Luckily for them they did sign Michael Huff but outside of Huff the Ravens have nobody really that is a proven starter in this league. Swearinger provides a massive upgrade to a position that lacks talent and real legitimate depth. He also provides an "enforcer" mentality that was lost with the cutting of Pollard. Swearinger is an underrated coverage guy as he was utilized in South Carolina in a various of ways playing several different positions that include: cornerback, slot corner, near-the-LOS safety, and also dropped back to play the deep middle at times. Swearinger would be tremendous value in the 3rd round.

4th (129) - David Quessenberry, OT, San Jose St.
A player who has interest from various teams to be able to play all 5 positions along an OL. I believe he can come in and potentially be our LT of the future and develop. Not sure if we throw him in as our day-1 blindside protector but I love his upside.

4th (130) - AJ Klein, LB, Iowa St.
I honestly believe the Ravens are in need of starters at both ILB position and with this draft they achieve that. They move forward with a future of Arthur Brown at the MIKE ILB position and AJ Klein as the WILL ILB position.

5th (165) - TJ Barnes, NT, Georgia Tech
Terrence Cody has proven to be pretty terrible and although we've bolstered the depth along the DL with the additions of Canty and Spears, we could use another NT to rotate with Ngata and help move Ngata around on the defensive line. Barnes is a massive, massive player and can fulfill that role.

5th (168) - Ryan Otten, TE, San Jose St.
Pitta and Dickson are UFA's at the end of next season and if the Ravens can't lock up Pitta and/or Dickson, TE becomes an immediate need. I believe the Ravens will bring back Pitta on an extension but I believe Dickson is going to be allowed to leave. He had a pretty terrible sophomore year and gave way to Pitta and playing a "blocking" role he was pretty terrible. Ryan Otten provides us with just another weapon as a pass-catcher at TE and can be a match-up nightmare. Having a combination of Torrey, Patton, Jacoby, Doss, Pitta, and Otten will give defenses a nightmare of a time coming up with a way to stop them.

6th (199) - Mike Catapono, DE/OLB, Princeton
It's been no secret the Ravens have been scouting pass rushers and players that are versatile. Enter Catapono one of my sleepers of the draft. As one scout has called him "the next Mike Vrabel" I like him to be stashed and just develop behind Suggs, Doom, and Upshaw.

6th (200) - J.C. Tretter, OG/OC, Cornell
A player with positional versatility and can help challenge Gradkowski in camp for the starting center position.

6th (203) - Steve Williams, CB, Cal
Simply put: depth and special teams type of guy.

7th (238) - Zach Sudfeld, TE, Nevada
The Ravens have been in need of a blocking specialist at TE and look no further than Sudfeld who if he can stay healthy can be a huge asset to this team. He isn't just a blocker, but he has the ability to be an Inline-tight-end with receiving ability. He's a devastating run blocker though and I think he could be our future TE#2/3.

7th (247) - Courtney Gardner, WR, Sierra College
To put simply a scout has said this about Gardner:
"He's Terrell Owens athletically. He's Devin Hester speed."
"He's a brick with lips."

A guy who's been a bit of a headcase and bypassed going to Oklahoma for a year to enter the draft.

The sky is the limit with this kid potential-wise and I think if we took a chance with him, he'd be a low-risk potentially very, very high reward.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good job! Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anubiz wrote:
Good job! Sad

I think this is what you were looking for...

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I like Quessenberry.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

diamondbull424 wrote:
Anubiz wrote:
Good job! Sad

I think this is what you were looking for...


Yes. Yes it was.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But it takes me awhile to respond to mocks.. I have to find time. I don't really have that time, but just so you aren't playing fetch by yourself.. I'll give it a quick go.

1. I like Brown. He's the only ILB that I'd take in the first round.

2. I looked at Patton on tape and he reminds me much more of an older Boldin, I didn't look at him much, but what I saw reminded me of an older Boldin. I didn't see a guy who could separate on his routes and he didn't look like he had the speed to get deep against defenses. He also wasn't an explosive athlete and that's probably one of the most important aspects of football for a player to have at any position, explosiveness. The game is battled at the LOS, and at the LOS, explosion is a big part of the battle. Patton just didn't impress me much at all.

3. DJ Swearinger is not a pick I'm a fan of. In the 3rd I'd much rather us take TJ McDonald, my top safety in this class. But even if one is in the camp that doesn't like him, I'd still take Shamarko Thomas over Swearinger. DJ has been a success at the collegiate level, but in the pros, I think his lack of speed is going to be exposed. I think he's going to be an example of a highly productive college player that doesn't translate that to the success because of simply average, maybe above average athleticism. I also didn't see elite instincts. I saw only good instincts with him. I wouldn't touch Swearinger before our 4th round comp tbqh.

4. Not too familiar with this guy, I haven't watched any tape on him. Though he does have the athleticism and the arm length to make me happy to take a shot on him.

4. I love Klein. He's still a top 5ish ILB in this class.

5. I don't like TJ Barnes as the pick. I had him in a previous mock during the season, but he's not a good fit for Dean Pees scheme. We already have Terrence Cody and Ngata to play NT... and if we're going to target an interior DL it should be a guy who can provide some extra pass rush up front. We already have one poor scheme fit in Cody, we don't need another one in Barnes.

5. I'd much prefer we target a blocking TE, who cares if both Pitta and Dickson are FAs. There's a strong likelihood that we sign at least one of them, more than likely Pitta. And as long as we draft a good blocking TE, then we're good as we'd have two TEs to roll with. And if we wanted to add another TE option, there's always the 2014 draft. Drafting a TE just to fix a future need of an athletic TE doesn't make much sense, we'd be essentially wasting a roster spot for a season as the player would likely be good enough that they wouldn't make it to our practice squad, but not good enough to see any kind of time behind both Pitta and Dickson.

6. Not familiar with him. Could be a nice pick.

6. Another guy I'm not familiar with.

7. Another TE. This time it's a blocker, but this time it's also a guy who you've made to sound pretty injury prone. And if that's the case, I'd rather not be relying on a guy like Sudfield. I'm very big on players being durable. If a guy can't play he can't help the team.

7. I've heard of Gardner. I wouldn't mind taking a late round flyer on a guy like him with his athletic tools. Him or Mark Harrison both make sense. That said, I'd prefer Harrison just because I've seen his athletic numbers and I've seen his tape against D1 talent. I can't trust the Gardner hype athletically until I see it and he plays against vastly inferior talent on a weekly basis. So that has to hurt him.
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