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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:32 pm    Post subject: 2017 The Plunge #1 Mock (Comments appreciated) 1 trade Reply with quote

The PLUNGE 2017 Mock Draft #1

1.Cleveland Browns: Myles Garret DE Texas A&M
The Browns do not have a legitimate NFL starting quarterback on their roster and they are not going to worry about that issue right now. Myles Garret is an athletic freak and his tape at A&M does not lie, he is clearly the best player in this draft. Garret will instantly improve the Browns defense and is a step in the right direction for Sashi and Hue.

2.Washington Redskins: Mitchell Trubisky QB North Carolina
(Projected Trade-Washington trades Kirk Cousins and the 17th pick in the draft to the 49ers for the 2nd pick in the draft)
It is clear that Washington has reservations about Kirk Cousins being their quarterback of the future with the consecutive Franchise Tags and no long term deals so instead of letting Kirk get away for nothing they make this move. Instead of drafting a top defensive stud such as Hooker, Adams or Allen, Dan Snyder demands a quarterback and Trubisky is their guy. Even though he has very limited snaps in college, he has the most potential at all of the quarterbacks in this draft to be special.

3.Chicago Bears: Jonathan Allen DT Alabama
The Bears do not go for a signal caller as all signs point to Mike Glennon being the quarterback of the Bears in 2017 and they hope much longer. The Bears decided to stack the d line after taking Floyd next year and take the big mamma jamma Jonathan Allen who is an absolute beast in the middle. Allen will immediately be one of the best-run stuffers in the league and if he improves his pass rush has the potential to be a All Pro for many years to come.

4.Jacksonville Jaguars: Malik Hooker S Ohio State
I know I know that the Jaguars took Jalen Ramsey very high last year but with Allen off the board, who would be a perfect fit on that d line, they grab Malik Hooker. Malik Hooker may be the most talented player on the Buckeyes have had on their roster in their last two years (Sorry Zeke) and the chance to pair Ramsey and Hooker together will scare quarterbacks in the AFC South for many years to come. Hooker is excellent in coverage and against the run so Coughlin starts his second run with the Jags with a proven winner and extremely talented Hooker. I just do not see Fournette going here because Tom Coughlin has never taken running backs high and in a deep class they grab one later.

5.Tennessee Titans: Jamal Adams S LSU
The Titans have this pick due to the Jared Goff trade last year and are extremely in need of a receiver to help Marcus grow but Jamal Adams is too juicy for new defensive coordinator - LeBeau to pass up. Adams and Hooker are neck and neck for the drafts top safety and LeBeau is looking for a Troy Polamalu type to be the anchor of his new defense in Tennessee. Adams has ideal size for the safety position and according to sources has incredible intangibles that will allow him to come in and start/contribute from Day 1.

6.New York Jets: Marshon Lattimore CB Ohio State
Darelle Revis is gone and the Jets are seriously lacking at the cornerback position with Marcus Gilchrist as the #1 corner at this juncture and even with the potential signing of Marcus Cooper, Lattimore will come into training camp and be the #1 cornerback in Week 1. Lattimore along with Hooker has proved that he is a winner and even though he does not have ridiculous size, all his other skills are off the charts. Fournette will be tempting but with Forte and Powell along with a deep class, Bowels a former DB coach grabs a potential lock down corner that will immediately improve the Jets pass defense.

7.Los Angeles Chargers: John Ross WR Washington
You all know that this guy is dang fast. Ross broke the 40yard dash record at the combine and with Williams/Davis not performing at the combine, Ross becomes the first receiver taken in the draft. Ross has elite speed and excellent route running skills where he will come in and play right away due to the injury of Keenan Allen and the lack of talent at the wide receiver position on the Chargers. Phillip Rivers will love this pack as he gets another weapon to go with Gates, Henry, Gordon and Woodhead to try to get Phillip a super bowl victory to go along with his 04’ draft mates (Eli and Big Ben). Don’t worry about the shoulder injury, this guy is special.

8.Carolina Panthers: Leonard Fournette RB LSU
The Panthers took a big step down last year after losing to the Broncos and Peyton in 15 so they grab the special and rare Fournette to take some pressure of Cam. Fournette ran a 4.51 draft at 240lbs which is absolutely insane and his rare combination of speed and power will allow him to make a lot of defensive coordinator crap their pants thinking about how to deal with him and Cam on the ground. Fournette will start over Jonathan Stewart but if healthy gives them arguably one of the top running back duos in the league.

9.Cincinnati Bengals: Mike Williams WR Clemson
The Bengals will run up to the podium to make this pick and give Andy Dalton much needed receiver help after the losses of Sanu and Jones Jr. the year prior. Even though the Bengals spent a high pick on Tyler Boyd last year, Williams is an exceptional talent with unbelievable ball skills who will take a lot of pressure of A.J. and gives the Bengals a truly dynamic offense if they can pick some interior offensive line help in Free Agency.

10.Buffalo Bills: Corey Davis WR Western Michigan
Corey Davis looked like a man amongst boys against the competition he faced at WMU but I spent a lot of time watching him this past season and Davis would be a stud receiver on any Power 5 squad. With Taylor coming back with a restructured deal, the Bills do their best to add more weapons and the potential for a deadly duo with Watkins and Davis. Davis is a monster on the field and even though he lacks top speed, the rest of his game is so polished that the Bills cannot pass him up.

11. New Orleans Saints: Solomon Thomas DE Stanford
This would be a gift from the heavens if Thomas falls to New Orleans. The Saints have finished at the bottom in defense for the last three seasons. They are in dire need of a pass rush. Solomon is just the kind of disruptive force they need on their D-Line. He has great quickness and a vast repertoire of moves to get to the quarterback.

12. Cleveland Browns: OJ Howard TE Alabama
The Browns have a surplus of draft picks over the next two years. In this case, they take OJ Howard who has the most raw talent at his position in this draft. He has struggled to live up to hype that has come with his play-making ability while at Alabama, but some scouts put the blame on the staff and scheme. He has elite athletic traits, but needs to fine tune those attributes. He should have no problem transitioning into the pros.

13. Arizona Cardinals: Deshone Kizer QB Notre Dame
Carson Palmer is on his last limb and Arizona is in need of their future quarterback. Kizer is a player with great physical traits including size, mobility and arm strength. He has some issues with ball placement and field vision but with a little grooming can become a quality starter in the league. He has the skill set and the leadership that Arizona needs in their future QB.

14. Philadelphia Eagles: Dalvin Cook RB Florida State
An avid Florida State football analyst once said, “Dalvin Cook is the best running back Florida State football has ever had.” He has not impressed with his numbers at the combine, but don’t let that fool you for a second! This is an explosive back with great vision and burst out of the backfield. Dalvin has the potential to be rookie of the year. The eagles are rebuilding their offense and picking up Cook would help Carson Wentz and this Eagles team immensely.

15. Indianapolis Colts: Ryan Ramczyk OT Wisconsin
The Colts miss out on Dalvin Cook, but they do pick up a stud tackle. Ramczyk is a smart and athletic player who can really make an impact right out of the gate. He has strong hands and quick feet which he will use to help protect Andy Luck, who has been getting wrecked the last two seasons.

16. Baltimore Ravens: Derek Barnett DE Tennessee
Suggs and Dumervil are getting old in Baltimore and the Ravens are always known for their pass rush. Barnett is that guy to help come off the edge and sack the quarterback. He possesses great awareness and has an endless motor that will help him get around offensive lineman consistently. Baltimore looks to establish their dominant defense once again.

17. Washington Redskins: Reuben Foster LB Alabama
Having to face Dallas twice a year, Washington needs an inside linebacker than can stuff the run anytime. Foster is a savage hitter with great range and good play recognition. His athleticism allows for coverage as well. There have been some concerns over his medical records, but the talent is there no doubt.

18. Tennessee Titans: Marlon Humphrey CB Alabama
The Titans had a much improved team last year, but their defensive secondary was burned for a big play almost every game. Humphrey has great size for his position and can make an impact on this defense with his tackling ability and flexibility in different coverage schemes. He has had some inconsistency in college in lock down man to man coverage but there is room to grown and the talent and physicality traits are there.

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Christian McCaffrey RB Stanford
McCaffrey has a chip on his shoulder after being minimized compared to some other running backs. He has great versatility out of the backfield and also possesses the ability to return punts and kicks. McCaffrey's size, power and speed are just average, but he is able to create yardage for himself with his vision, elusiveness, and quickness. Tampa Bay has been searching for a running back to take some pressure off of Winston and the Stanford running back is that player.

20. Denver Broncos: Cam Robinson OT Alabama
Denver ranked 28th in their rushing attack last year and without a viable quarterback they need to have an above average rushing attack. Some scouts believe that Robinson is the best player at his position in this draft. Cam has impressive size and power and will no doubt be a great run blocker. The reason he drops so far is because of his on and off the field issues. On the field, he has some difficulty with footwork and protection against the pass. The off the field issue cannot go unnoticed as well. In the end, Cam is a big body on the line who can help change the dynamic of the Broncos running game. He will definitely be taken off the board here.

21. Detroit Lions: Takkarist McKinley DE UCLA
The Lions finished the season last year with 26 sacks, which was good enough for second to last in the league. McKinley is a hard worker who has a lot of raw talent, and with his size and athleticism can really develop into a great pro player. In college, he had plenty of sacks and tackles in the backfield, but will need to improve some mechanics to become elite. McKinley can definitely help improve the lackluster defensive line of the Lions.

22. Miami Dolphins: Taco Charlton DE Michigan
The Fins are on the hunt for a DE after the epic fail with Mario Williams last year. At one point, Charlton seemed like a lock for a top 15 pick, but it seems as though Solomon Thomas has leapfrogged him. Charlton is a great get for the Dolphins here. In the mold of a Chandler Jones type, Charlton has a great blend of size and speed, is an impact player with pro bowl potential.

23. New York Giants: TE David Njoku Miami
The GMEN go upside and grab Njoku with the 23rd pick. A laughable group of TEs last year, they have already started to retool this position, signing blocking specialist Rhett Ellison and now they go out and get the highly athletic Njoku. A big frame, freak athlete, and only 21 years old. A great get for the GMEN.

24. Oakland Raiders: CB Sidney Jones, Washington
This is an awesome, deep looking corner class, and Jones gets snatched up here. He could easily go higher -- a solid athlete, but a playmaker at Washington with 21 pass breakups last year, can play both man and zone coverage, and fits into the game plan on day 1. Pretty strong need for the Raiders also, and they grab a young corner to build on an exciting young defense.

25. Houston Texans: QB Deshaun Watson, Clemson
Houston grabs their future signal caller here, and QB guru Bill O’Brien gets a new project. I think teams will fall in love with Watson’s intangibles, work ethic, and gamer like mentality, and O’Brien feels confident enough that he can coach up Watson from a pocket feel standpoint to take him.

26. Seattle Seahawks: S Jabrill Peppers, Michigan
There is no one in this draft more polarizing than Peppers. You read projections all over the map -- first round, third round, top 15, etc. and his position is still in question, as people call him anything from linebacker to running back. People have pushed him down draft boards because he doesn’t have a true position. I think Seattle sees way too much value and gets a bargain in Peppers, who can easily be a top 15 pick. Just my opinion, but I think his ultimate fit in the NFL is on the offensive side of the ball, as he seems truly special with the ball in his hands.

27. Kansas City Chiefs: Gareon Conley, CB Ohio State
Could there be two Ohio State corners drafted round one? You better believe it. Ohio State has a great tradition of bringing phenomenal corners into the league, and Conley continues that tradition with a solid combination of athleticism, instinct, and nose for the ball.

28. Dallas Cowboys: Carl Lawson, DE Auburn
The ‘Boys latest projects at DE haven’t really worked out, and this is a spot that needs youth and talent. Lawson put some health issues aside last year and had a highly productive season, showing off both explosion and power. In a deep edge rusher class, Lawson sneaks his way into round 1 here

29. Green Bay Packers: CB Adoree’ Jackson USC
The Packers have a major need at CB; their starters during the postseason were pathetic. They find themselves fortunate to be in a great draft for the position -- maybe the deepest corner class I’ve witnessed. A dynamic athlete, Jackson is a fluid player with great movement skills. Watch for Jackson to potentially move up boards as we get closer to April.

30. Pittsburgh Steelers: LB Tim Williams, Alabama
This is a best case scenario for Steel city. Williams has the kind of burst you dream about for the 3-4 OLB position, and the Steelers rush to the podium to make this selection. Substance abuse and character issues need to be looked into, and will most likely cause him to fall come draft day. I think 30 is a good spot to take a chance on a phenomenal talent.

31. Atlanta Falcons: S Obi Melinfonlu, UCONN
The Falcons turn the page on their Super Bowl disaster and look to add a couple pieces to get them back in the race next year. It’s time Melinfonlu is talked about in the first round. Standing tall at 6’4, he is a true centerfielder that could play either CB or S at the next level.

32. New Orleans Saints: CB Tre’Davious White
My love of the corner class continues. White ends the first round and fills an obvious need for the Saints. A feisty, aggressive corner, White was talked about as a sure-fire first round pick before last years season when he slightly regressed. Keyword “slightly”, He’s going to be a good get and still has a shot at the first round as we see in this scenario.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No thanks on Lattimore, give us Barnett, Foster, Davis, or Howard
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For the Bengals, I can see Mike Brown wanting Williams, but the coaches all favoring Corey Davis. We shall see. But honestly, I think everyone from the coaches to the front office will prefer Thomas at that point, with him on the board.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wouldnt be upset with Ramcyzk but the value at 15 kinda sucks. The two following picks (Barnett, Foster) would be way better.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't be mad if we took Hooker. I think the Jags would go Thomas or Fournette here though.
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KhanYouDigIt wrote:
I wouldn't be mad if we took Hooker. I think the Jags would go Thomas or Fournette here though.


Please do. Please. Seriously. I'll pay. Let Thomas slide on down to us.
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30. Pittsburgh Steelers: LB Tim Williams, Alabama
This is a best case scenario for Steel city. Williams has the kind of burst you dream about for the 3-4 OLB position, and the Steelers rush to the podium to make this selection. Substance abuse and character issues need to be looked into, and will most likely cause him to fall come draft day. I think 30 is a good spot to take a chance on a phenomenal talent.


I think Williams falls into the 2nd based on character concerns an poor combine numbers. Give me Willis here.
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Good picks for the Browns, I could also see them going with Kizer at 12 but many Browns fans would disagree.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:36 pm    Post subject: Re: 2017 The Plunge #1 Mock (Comments appreciated) 1 trade Reply with quote

markuskuhny wrote:
7.Los Angeles Chargers: John Ross WR Washington
You all know that this guy is dang fast. Ross broke the 40yard dash record at the combine and with Williams/Davis not performing at the combine, Ross becomes the first receiver taken in the draft. Ross has elite speed and excellent route running skills where he will come in and play right away due to the injury of Keenan Allen


Keenan Allen had his surgery in September. He's expected to be back in time for training camp.


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and the lack of talent at the wide receiver position on the Chargers.


No. Just no...

The team needs to bolster its WR depth. When injuries hit last year, we were left relying on guys like Isaiah Burse and Griff Whalen to see somewhat regular playing time. They struggled getting open, and it was apparent that Rivers trusted neither player. That's not a need that gets addressed with the #7 pick.

I appreciate the creativity instead of the usual Adams/Hooker picks. And, they will need to get creative if they're stuck at #7 with both players off the board. But, a WR just doesn't make sense.
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No to CB for the Jets and Marcus Gilchrist is a Safety not a Corner. Fournette better be the pick if he is there. We lack an identity and he would help any QB that starts for us. With Adams and Hooker gone I hope it's a no brainer for us.
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INbengalfan wrote:
For the Bengals, I can see Mike Brown wanting Williams, but the coaches all favoring Corey Davis. We shall see. But honestly, I think everyone from the coaches to the front office will prefer Thomas at that point, with him on the board.


Thomas or Foster over Williams every time. They want to add speed at WR, and that ain't Williams, and with LaFell back it won't be in 1.
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You have the Niners trading for Cousins and the 17th and then have the Redskins choosing at 17 again.
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I love efforts like this with all the detailed explanations. Like for Dallas , but do not Love. More so because the draft fell in a way that I hope it doesn't
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Jason_Bengal_Fl wrote:
INbengalfan wrote:
For the Bengals, I can see Mike Brown wanting Williams, but the coaches all favoring Corey Davis. We shall see. But honestly, I think everyone from the coaches to the front office will prefer Thomas at that point, with him on the board.


Thomas or Foster over Williams every time. They want to add speed at WR, and that ain't Williams, and with LaFell back it won't be in 1.


I don't love the pick and at this point don't think it's realistic. But hell if I know what the bengals will do
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31. Atlanta Falcons: S Obi Melinfonlu, UCONN
The Falcons turn the page on their Super Bowl disaster and look to add a couple pieces to get them back in the race next year. It’s time Melinfonlu is talked about in the first round. Standing tall at 6’4, he is a true centerfielder that could play either CB or S at the next level.

Where as i think Obi is a solid player and prospect. He is not a 1st round player imo and even more so we for sure disagree on the type of player he is. He is more of a SS/LB liek we have in Neal than he is a Centerfield/CB type of FS. He is a really strong in the box run defender but in open space he can get lost quite regularly in coverage. The further he is from the line the more problems he has in coverage and making good decisions. This sadly is the exact thing he would play for us as a FS. We are going against his strengths as we already have a top tier version of what he does best we just drafted in the 1st round last year and who played fantastic.

I say go with a good edge rushing prospect or DT there. If you must go with FS then go with a player who's strengths are better suited for our FS position in Baker or maybe even Desmond King.
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