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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:45 pm    Post subject: 2 Round Mock Draft with Explanations and 1 early trade! Reply with quote

Hey guys thanks for checking out my mock. Let me know your thoughts on the picks.

1. Cleveland Browns - Myles Garrett DE 6-4 272 Undisputed #1 pick. If the Browns don't pick him then they are who we thought they were.

2. TRADE: Saints from 49ers *Solomon Thomas DE 6-3 273 The Saints have a top 10 pick in the 2nd round so they package both firsts and send them to the 49ers who want to move down a few spots and acquire more picks. The Saints get the pass rusher they have been missing from their defense. Thomas will help the 32nd ranked pass defense by getting to the quarterback.

3. Chicago Bears *Jamal Adams SS 6-0 214 The Bears added a few pieces to their secondary but are still unstable in a division with Stafford and Rodgers. They havent had a legit safety since Mike Brown! Adams is an impressive safety that can play the deep middle, an area where the Bears really struggled last year.

4. Jacksonville Jaguars *Leonard Fournette RB 6-0 240 The Jaguars werent that great against the run last year (19th) but they were even worse running the ball (22nd). Its no coincidence that the last time they were a respectable team was when they had Fred Taylor running the ball (David Gerrard was the QB an average at best). With a new coach, they will want to grab one of the best RBs to come out of the draft in years. He can control the game and take pressure off the average Bortles. Fournettes combo of Size, Speed, and Power make him a top 5 pick.

5. Tennessee Titans *Marshon Lattimore CB 6-0 193 Bad hamstrings or not the Titans roll the dice on potential and have really needed a #1 corner for a while now. They can address offense with their other first rounder.

6. New York Jets *Mitch Trubisky QB 6-2 222 In this draft I would never draft a QB this early (Wait...who am I to say that) however the Jets cannot win with McCown as the starting QB. They arent giving up on Hackenberg but maybe they are. This is a team who has needed a QB for a long time and their offense has struggled. Mitch gives them hope and may fill the seats.

7. Los Angeles Chargers Jonathan Allen DT 6-3 286 Everyone wants to talk about Rivers not having much time left but the problem has always been this defense. Rivers did fine last year with no name WRs. As the Chargers witch to a 4-3 defense, they already have promising 2nd year DE Joey Bosa and now they get a force against the run with a little pass rush ability in Allen. It all starts up front.

8. Carolina Panthers *Derek Barnett DE 6-3 259 I think the Panthers need to add a pass rushing force. Sure they added Peppers but the Barnett is a top 10 talent that can learn from Peppers. Considered: Cook/Howard

9. Cincinnati Bengals *Malik Hooker FS 6-1 206 The Bengals defense lacks playmakers and the duo of Iloka and Williams wont help them win a playoff game. Hooker, even though he only started for 1 year, can cover a lot of ground and plays the ball well. He also showed promise coming up vs the run.

10. Buffalo Bills O.J. Howard TE 6-6 251 Tyrod Taylor didnt have a great year and maybe he isnt even that great of a QB but he didnt have much to work with. He can scoot, had the run game, but when it came to passing he had often injured Sammy Watkins. Give him a safety net/One of the best TE prospects to ever come out of the draft. Howard is a safe pick that can change this offense. Considered: Foster/Davis

TRADE: 49ers from Saints *Deshaun Watson QB 6-2 221 The 49ers need a QB, SAM, Edge, and Corner. With the Browns and Cardinals right on their heels, they cant afford to wait on the QB. They nab Watson to groom to be the QB of the future. Considered: Reddick/Humphrey

12. Cleveland Browns *DeShone Kizer QB 6-4 233 Greg Williams is now the defensive coordinator and they just added Myles Garrett. With Orchard, Garrett, Shelton, Collins, and Kirksey this defense has players that Williams can mold. With that in mind, they need to now mold a QB of the future who is not currently on the roster. The Browns take Kizer who some believe is the best of this draft. Considered: Reddick/Davis

13. Arizona Cardinals Reuben Foster ILB 6-0 229 The Cardinals need a leader in the middle of their defense. Foster is an Arians guy that can play all 3 downs. He is a top 10 talent and incredible value here. Considered: Reddick/Peppers

14. Philadelphia Eagles *Gareon Conley CB 6-0 195 The Eagles added a few pieces on offense and Patrick Robinson at CB but he wont be all that is needed for an unknown secondary. The Eagles were torched in 2016. Conley is a DB that fits the scheme and has been a captian for Ohio State proving his worth. Conley will be their #1 corner. Considered: Reddick/Cook

15. Indianapolis Colts *Dalvin Cook RB 5-10 210 This is a perfect match. Cook has all the makings of a 3 down back that can keep defenses honest instead of them pinning their ears back on every down. Cook showed at his pro day (and film) that he is a game changer.

16. Baltimore Ravens *John Ross WR 5-11 188 The Ravens need help in their pass game. Ross is electrifying. If he can produce half of what he did at Washington in his first year, hes a steal here. Considered: Humphrey/Davis

17. Washington Redskins Haason Reddick OLB 6-1 237 Reddick is a versatile athlete that can fill 2 needs for the Redskins. He can be a force in the run game which they need and he can rush the passer. Either way, he is a rising star that will improve this defense day 1. Considered: McDowell/Cunningham

18. Tennessee Titans Corey Davis WR 6-3 209 There is concern over his straight line speed due to his injury and not running the 40 however, the Titans address a glaring need here. Their offense adds a #1 WR to pair with Walker and that dangerous run game.

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers *Christian McCaffrey RB 5-11 202 Doug Martin is not the answer for the Bucs which leaves it all up to Winston. Adding Mccaffrey gives the Bucs a dangerous 3 down back that can run, catch, and return. Considered: Ramczyk/Njoku

20. Denver Broncos *Garett Bolles OT 6-5 297 The Broncos weakness was their offense. They couldnt run and they had trouble in the pass game. It all starts up front in order to improve. The Broncos take the safest tackle prospect (Left Tackle after losing Okung) that can start day 1.

21. Detroit Lions *Charles Harris DE 6-3 253 They have needed someone to team with Ansah to get pressure on opposing QBs. Harris was productive last year and could see a lot of 1on1 opportunities to prove his worth. Considered: Joe Mixon/Taco Charlton

22. Miami Dolphins Forrest Lamp OG 6-4 309 With Larsen and Bushrod better served as backups, the Dolphins need to add a starting guard to solidify the line. Lamp has similar qualities to that of Dallas pro bowl guard Zach Martin. Jay Ajayi will benefit as well as the passing game. Considered: Humphrey/Cunningham

23. New York Giants *Ryan Ramczyk OT 6-6 310 The Giants typically draft big men in the first round. Last year the struggled on the offensive line. Adding an underrated Tackle in Ramczyk will help them in a big way. Considered: McDowell/Cunningham

24. Oakland Raiders *Marlon Humphrey CB 6-0 197 The Raiders are so close and find themselves with 2 big needs: CB and LB. Adding Humphrey, a productive CB in the SEC, could be the push they need to go the distance.

25. Houston Texans *Patrick Mahomes II QB 6-2 225 He is a project but for some reason teams are intrigued by him. He is probably someone you can get in the 2nd but the Texans are desperate. Mahomes is a guy that with the right coaching and system can shred defenses.

26. Seattle Seahawks TreDavious White CB 5-11 192 The Seahawks are tough to predict here (not like any team is easy) so Im going to give them pure value. They need athleticism in the secondary and they were also banged up last year. White gives them an athletic corner with return ability. White can pair with Sherman and bring back the Legion.

27. Kansas City Chiefs *Mike Williams WR 6-4 218 The Chiefs have Kelce and on occasion they have Maclin. Sure Hill exploded on to the scene but for those that understand the game, he is not even close to a #1 WR. Williams was ultra productive last season and can be a big play threat for the Chiefs offense. Considered: Cunningham/McDowell (Lost Poe)

28. Dallas Cowboys Takkarist McKinley OLB 6-2 250 Jones: “We don’t necessarily have needs on the offensive side of the ball. … Our focus is on defense.’’ “At the end of the day, the blanket stance on the defense is the No. 1 priority is get more pressure" With how the draft unfolds and with the depth at corner, I do think in this scenario the Cowboys will go pass rusher. McKinley is a top 20 talent that fell this far due to shoulder surgery. When healthy he will give the Cowboys the pass rusher they have missed.

29. Green Bay Packers *T.J. Watt OLB 6-4 252
I think everyone has a feeling that whatever edge rusher the Packers draft, the future is saved and we can win a super bowl. Noone thinks about the value or talent or possible miss. Heck the Packers missed on a few early draft picks I think some will agree with. So looking at the board we see Watt, Charlton, Peppers, Awuzie still there but who says these guys will save this defense? Thats where we all miss. However after getting all that out, I just dont see Ted passing on Elite pass rushers as they are so hard to come by. Watt is the pick here. Watt is still a bit untapped but showed in his first year at LB that he can get to the QB and has this fire thats similar to his brother. With Watt and Perry, Clay can not only add to this pass rush but also move around to ILB giving us speed in the middle of our defense. Considered: Peppers/Trade

30. Pittsburgh Steelers *Jabrill Peppers SS 5-11 213 The Steelers dont have many glaring needs on offense so they look to improve their defense with a guy who will play the run, cover slots/tight ends. He only falls because teams are unsure where to play him. The Steelers are fine with making him their starting safety.

31. Atlanta Falcons Taco Charlton DE 6-6 277 The Falcons need a pass rusher and a zone blocking guard. Charlton is a player that came one late last year and showed he is a first round pick. After improving their linebackers in last years draft, the Falcons now team up Vic Beasley with another threat.

32. TRADE: 49ers from Saints Kevin King CB 6-3 200 The 49ers traded back in the first round and have another pick coming up after the Browns. After nabbing a QB of the future, they start to improve the defense. Kevin King is a long and fast defensive back that can start right away for a very weak 49ers secondary.

Round 2

1 (33). Cleveland Browns *Malik McDowell DT 6-6 295 The Browns added the top pass rusher/overall prospect in the draft followed by a QB of the future (atleast they hope so for the 400th time). Now they go back to improving their weak defense by adding a first round talent who fell due to teams thinking he takes some plays off. If the Browns can get McDowell committed to playing to his potential, Him Shelton and Garrett can dominate for this Browns defense.

2 (34). San Francisco 49ers *Zach Cunningham OLB 6-3 234 After adding a QB for the future that Shanahan can groom and a starting CB, the 49ers address the SAM linebacker of the defense. This 49ers team was a top 5 defense when they had the playmakers at linebacker. Adding Cunningham who is a first round talent will drastically improve the defense.

3 (35). Jacksonville Jaguars *Cam Robinson OT 6-6 322 The Jaguars have been addressing their defense for some time but in this draft they continue to invest in improving the run game. Without a quality starter at guard, they add Robinson who was a beast for Alabama. He will kick in to guard and hopefully open up running lanes for their new work horse.

4 (36). Chicago Bears Chidobe Awuzie CB 6-0 202 The Bears added arguably the to safety in the draft. However I dont think they are content at the CB position which is their biggest need. Adding Awuzie, considered by some a 1st round talent, will sure up this weak secondary and give them hope against Rodgers/Stafford.

5 (37). Los Angeles Rams Zay Jones WR 6-2 201 The Rams need pass catchers for their "Star" QB, Gurley struggled because teams werent afraid of the pass. They also need pass rushers, corners, a safety, you name it. The Rams take one of the most productive WRs in college football in Zay Jones. He has great size to play on the outside and speed to win 1on1s. Goff needs weapons and the Rams address that.

6 (3Cool. Los Angeles Chargers Obi Melifonwu SS 6-4 224 The Chargers continue to address the defense after drafting the top Defensive Tackle. Melifonwu is a big safety that can aid against the run and play the deep half for a struggling safety group.

7 (39). New York Jets Fabian Moreau CB 6-0 206 The Jets have a ton of needs. They took a QB to compete and hopefully win the starting job. Now they take care of the most glaring need, Cornerback. Moreau is a smart and instinctive CB with the speed to compete. He can start right away for an ailing Jets secondary.

8 (40). Carolina Panthers Joe Mixon RB 6-1 228 Carolina got their pass rusher in round 1 and take Stewarts replacement. Joe Mixon is a top RB (lets face it, some GMs wont care about his past even though I believe he shouldnt be given anything after something like that). Some believe he is the best RB in the draft. A surprise pick.

9 (41). Cincinnati Bengals Dan Feeney OG 6-4 305 The Bengals drafted a top tier Safety in the first and now address a huge need. They lost a few pieces during the offseason but adding Feeney really helps to get over those losses.

10 (42). New Orleans Saints Jarrad Davis ILB 6-1 238 In the first round, I had the Saints trade up to get an elite pass rusher. In round 2 they draft the next level of their defense and stud ILB. Teo is not the answer for them. Davis will come in and start for them and improve this run defense.

11 (43). Philadelphia Eagles Jordan Willis DE 6-4 255 The Eagles went top corner available in round 1 and it was their biggest need. However I find it hard to not go corner again for them, its that bad. As tempting as it is, they need to get some pass rush which will help the secondary and also ease the pain of losing Barwin. They add fast rising prospect Jordan Willis who is as productive as they come at Defensive End.

12 (44). Buffalo Bills *Quincy Wilson CB 6-1 211 The Bills took one of the top pass catchers in round 1 and now fill the void left by Gilmore by adding Quincy Wilson. He has protypical size and speed to play on the outside.

13 (45). Arizona Cardinals *Budda Baker FS 5-10 195 The Cardinals have so many needs its tough to predict who they take. In round 1 they took Rueben Foster and in round 2 I have them replacing Jefferson with Budda Baker. Baker was all over the field last year especially in run support and showed elite open field tackling. Him and Mathieu should sure up the back end leaving the Cardinals to worry about the offensive line next round.

14 (46). Indianapolis Colts Cordrea Tankersley CB 6-1 199 Its easier to list what the Colts dont need rather the position they need. The Colts took RB Dalvin Cook in round 1. In round 2 they look to improve their pass defense by adding Tankersley. Hes a top 40 prospect and great value here for a position of need.

15 (47). Baltimore Ravens Derek Rivers DE 6-4 248 Baltimore added John Ross in the first round. Although the Ravens defense was top 10 in all categories, they lost a starting ILB and Edge rusher plus need help in the secondary. They decide to address the pash rush and add Derek Rivers. He has been moving up draft boards.

16 (4Cool. Minnesota Vikings Dion Dawkins OG 6-4 314 The Vikings are dedicated to improving the offensive line. it really was their downfall after last years incredible start to the season. Dion Dawkins is a favorite of mine and I was hoping he would fall to Green Bay. Instead the Vikings get the versatile linemen that will be a huge improvement to the interior of the line.

17 (49). Washington Redskins *Caleb Brantley DT 6-3 307 The Redskins took Reddick in the first and now address the defensive line with Caleb Brantley. He reminds me of Aaron Donald with his compact size and power. He wasnt overworked in college so should see his best days in front of him. A great value here.

18 (50). Tampa Bay Buccaneers Justn Evans SS 6-0 199 The Bucs added McCaffrey in the first round. The Bucs were torched last year in part because of their safety play. Evans is more of a coverage safety then run stopping. He makes plays that a lot of safeties cant make due to his athleticism. He will help the Bucs pass defense who have to go up against Brees, Newton, and who else, whos that other guy? Oh yeah the MVP Matt Ryan!

19 (51). Denver Broncos Evan Engram TE 6-3 234 After adding an offensive tackle in the first round, the Broncos need to add weapons to the offense. Engram is an explosive tight end that can also play in the slot. When the offense can score, the Broncos defense is at its best.

20 (52). Cleveland Browns *Teez Tabor CB 6-0 199 The Browns have drafted pretty well up to this point assuming noone is a bust. An edge rusher, QB, and DT. Now they take a chance to address the corner position. Tabor has all the tools to be a starting CB expect his 40 time was very concerning. They take a chance based on his film.

21 (53). Detroit Lions *Raekwon McMillan ILB 6-2 240 Detroit got the pass rusher they desired. In round 2 they address the LB position. McMillan is a run stuffing defender that has the potential to play all 3 downs.

22 (54). Miami Dolphins Chris Wormley DT 6-5 298 Miami liked Lamp in the first round. Now they look to sure up the defensive line because Jordan Phillips isnt working out for them. Wormley is a great compliment to Suh.

23 (55). New York Giants *Carl Lawson DE 6-2 261 The Giants defensive ends played way too much last year and when you play that much your production can decrease. I like the idea of the Giants adding a Tackle in the 1st and a pass rusher in the 2nd round. Lawson is an underrated pass rusher that will give the Giants a much needed rotation.

24 (56). Oakland Raiders Montravius Adams DT 6-4 305 The Raiders added a CB in round 1 which is a great start. In round 2 they add a defensive tackle that should be the final piece to this defensive line rotation.

25 (57). Houston Texans *Roderick Johnson OT 6-7 298 The Texans added a QB in round 1 and now need to protect him. Johnson can be a solid tackle after learning to adjust to the pros.

26 (5Cool. Seattle Seahawks Dorian Johnson OG 6-5 300 The Seahawks added to the Legion in round 1 with CB White, now they get the interior lineman they have been hoping for.

27 (59). Kansas City Chiefs *Alvin Kamara RB 5-10 214 The Chiefs are a pretty good defensive team and I always felt they were eglecting the offense. In round 1 they add a #1 WR and now replace Charles with Alvin Kamara.

28 (60). Dallas Cowboys *Josh Jones SS 6-1 220 After adding a pass rusher in the first round, the Cowboys get to work on their secondary replacing Church with Jones. Now both Byron Jones and Josh Jones should form a nice duo on the backend.

29 (61). Green Bay Packers *Adoree' Jackson CB 5-10 186 The Packers added a pass rusher in round 1 by selecting TJ Watt. Packers want to get faster. Jackson is one of the most explosive and versatile players in this class due to his ability to contribute in all 3 phases of the game. In addition to his duties on defense (CB 34 starts - 28 PBUs - 6 INTs), he also recorded 38 career receptions for 628 yards and 6 TDs. A game changing returner on special teams (Career: PR - 12.6 - 4TD, KOR: 27.1 - 4 TD). Considered: JuJu Schuster/Sidney Jones/Curtis Samuel

30 (62). Pittsburgh Steelers Tim Williams OLB 6-3 244 The Steelers added playmaker Peppers in the first to help in the secondary. Now to further assist the secondary they add a pass rusher that fell due to character concerns. Williams is a productive edge rusher who demonstrated that against some of the most elite offensive lines.

31 (63). Atlanta Falcons Desmond King FS 5-10 201 In round 1 Atlanta added a pass rusher. In round 2 they still need help at the safety position. Neal gets beat in coverage but is a force against the run and against tight ends. King was the 2015 Thorpe Award winner and ranked 2nd in the FBS with 8 INTs. The Falcons get a consistent and tough starter at FS.

32 (64). Carolina Panthers *Sidney Jones CB 6-0 186 The Panthers have already added a pass rusher and a starting RB. With the final pick in the 2nd round, they nab Sidney Jones who only fell due to an injury. They have decent enough corners to wait for Jones to be healthy. Eventually he will start at one of the corner spots.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like it. Watt and Jackson would be just fine by me.

Adoree would immediately give us a weapon on special teams and can serve as the 4'th or 5'th corner. In other words, we can kind of hide him and develop him. Great athlete.

Watt...I'm not the biggest fan of his ability on the field. But, he will be solid and offer us a nice edge rusher.

As I said, I like that scenario, but I also would have loved a King/Williams combo.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vegas492 wrote:
I really like it. Watt and Jackson would be just fine by me.

Adoree would immediately give us a weapon on special teams and can serve as the 4'th or 5'th corner. In other words, we can kind of hide him and develop him. Great athlete.

Watt...I'm not the biggest fan of his ability on the field. But, he will be solid and offer us a nice edge rusher.

As I said, I like that scenario, but I also would have loved a King/Williams combo.

You know its just so hard to predict with the Packers lol. They may not even like Watt and end up taking someone like Willis. WHo knows.

I wouldnt mind the King/Williams combo. I hung around on Peppers and Cunningham for awhile.
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