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Hello again everyone! Well, it is that time of year again - it is mock draft season time! I am resurrecting this thread from last year. That way, everyone can have a place to post their own mock drafts and not have to make new topics. Anyway, please, feel free to post your mock draft here as often as you would like. I know for a fact I will be posting mine here a lot again this year.

EDIT: Here is my new draft (4-13-14). I will update this post as the offseason progresses. I will also keep the links to the my previous mocks on this post.

http://walterfootball.com/Mocks/Mock/20290 (FINAL MOCK! 5-8-14)

http://walterfootball.com/Mocks/Mock/17957 (5-4-14)

http://walterfootball.com/Mocks/Mock/16714/1 (4-26-14)

http://walterfootball.com/Mocks/Mock/15039 (4-13-14)

http://walterfootball.com/Mocks/Mock/14338 (4-4-14)

http://walterfootball.com/Mocks/Mock/10828 (3-16-14)

http://walterfootball.com/Mocks/Mock/6408 (2-26-14)

http://walterfootball.com/Mocks/Mock/5298 (2-14-14)

http://walterfootball.com/Mocks/Mock/4709/1 (2-7-14)

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I'd be fine if that is how it turned out for the Vikes.


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New guy here. Huge draftnik so ill be active in the draft threads.

Chiefs: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
Jaguars: Geno Smith, QB, West Virgina
Raiders: Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
Eagles: Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon
Lions: Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
Browns: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
Cardinals: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
Bills: Ziggy Ansah, DE, BYU
Jets: Barkevious Mingo, OLB, LSU
Titans: Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama
Chargers: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
Dolphins: Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
Buccaneers: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
Panthers: Sheldon Richardson, DT, Mizzou
Saints: Tank Carradine, DE/OLB, Florida State
Rams: Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
Steelers: Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia
Cowboys: Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina
Bears: Arthur Brown, MLB, Kansas State
Bengals, Jonathan Cypren, SS, FIU
Rams: Kenny Vaccaro, FS, Texas
Vikings: Manti Te'o, MLB, Notre Dame*
Colts: Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
Vikings: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
Packers: Alex Okafor, OLB, Texas
Texans: Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
Broncos: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
Patriots: Dantone Jones, DE, UCLA
Falcons: Margus Hunt, DE, SMU
49ers: Matt Elam, FS, Florida
Ravens: Alec Ogletree, MLB, Georgia


I have Te'o to the vikings after Charlie Casserly and Mike Mayock both said he is more of a zone coverage MLB, Casserly even noted the vikings as a good possibility for the Te'o.

Hopkins is a clone of Roddy White. Kid has soft hands, runs beautiful routs and plays much bigger than his 6'0 frame shows. Would pair great with Jennings.

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Will post round 2 shortly

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I'd be fine if that is how it turned out for the Vikes.



Me as well. Even if Minnesota went Kawann Short instead of Arthur Brown I would be fine with it. I will only be disappointed if we take Manti Te'o with either of our first round picks.

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New guy here. Huge draftnik so ill be active in the draft threads.

I have Te'o to the vikings after Charlie Casserly and Mike Mayock both said he is more of a zone coverage MLB, Casserly even noted the vikings as a good possibility for the Te'o.

Hopkins is a clone of Roddy White. Kid has soft hands, runs beautiful routs and plays much bigger than his 6'0 frame shows. Would pair great with Jennings.


Thank you for posting, and welcome to the board!

(BTW, I love your avatar's play on "stacking that bread)! I laughed pretty hard when I saw it.

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New guy here. Huge draftnik so ill be active in the draft threads.

Chiefs: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
Jaguars: Geno Smith, QB, West Virgina
Raiders: Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
Eagles: Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon
Lions: Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
Browns: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
Cardinals: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
Bills: Ziggy Ansah, DE, BYU
Jets: Barkevious Mingo, OLB, LSU
Titans: Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama
Chargers: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
Dolphins: Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
Buccaneers: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
Panthers: Sheldon Richardson, DT, Mizzou
Saints: Tank Carradine, DE/OLB, Florida State
Rams: Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
Steelers: Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia
Cowboys: Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina
Bears: Arthur Brown, MLB, Kansas State
Bengals, Jonathan Cypren, SS, FIU
Rams: Kenny Vaccaro, FS, Texas
Vikings: Manti Te'o, MLB, Notre Dame*
Colts: Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
Vikings: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
Packers: Alex Okafor, OLB, Texas
Texans: Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
Broncos: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
Patriots: Dantone Jones, DE, UCLA
Falcons: Margus Hunt, DE, SMU
49ers: Matt Elam, FS, Florida
Ravens: Alec Ogletree, MLB, Georgia



switch Te'o with Olgetreeand thats fine IMO


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CaptainKirov wrote:
New guy here. Huge draftnik so ill be active in the draft threads.

Chiefs: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
Jaguars: Geno Smith, QB, West Virgina
Raiders: Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
Eagles: Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon
Lions: Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
Browns: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
Cardinals: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
Bills: Ziggy Ansah, DE, BYU
Jets: Barkevious Mingo, OLB, LSU
Titans: Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama
Chargers: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
Dolphins: Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
Buccaneers: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
Panthers: Sheldon Richardson, DT, Mizzou
Saints: Tank Carradine, DE/OLB, Florida State
Rams: Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
Steelers: Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia
Cowboys: Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina
Bears: Arthur Brown, MLB, Kansas State
Bengals, Jonathan Cypren, SS, FIU
Rams: Kenny Vaccaro, FS, Texas
Vikings: Manti Te'o, MLB, Notre Dame*
Colts: Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
Vikings: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
Packers: Alex Okafor, OLB, Texas
Texans: Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
Broncos: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
Patriots: Dantone Jones, DE, UCLA
Falcons: Margus Hunt, DE, SMU
49ers: Matt Elam, FS, Florida
Ravens: Alec Ogletree, MLB, Georgia



switch Te'o with Olgetree and thats fine IMO


Id rather trade for Carson Palmer than draft Ogletree, personally. 3-4 Mike 4-3 Will according to Mike Mayock and pretty much everybody on NFL network and many other analysts. Add in the DUI and i doubt the vikings even consider him.

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HardcoreVikesFan wrote:
CaptainKirov wrote:
New guy here. Huge draftnik so ill be active in the draft threads.

I have Te'o to the vikings after Charlie Casserly and Mike Mayock both said he is more of a zone coverage MLB, Casserly even noted the vikings as a good possibility for the Te'o.

Hopkins is a clone of Roddy White. Kid has soft hands, runs beautiful routs and plays much bigger than his 6'0 frame shows. Would pair great with Jennings.


Thank you for posting, and welcome to the board!

(BTW, I love your avatar's play on "stacking that bread)! I laughed pretty hard when I saw it.


I got it in the spirit of Percy Harvin counting his money after the trade

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CaptainKirov wrote:
HardcoreVikesFan wrote:
CaptainKirov wrote:
New guy here. Huge draftnik so ill be active in the draft threads.

I have Te'o to the vikings after Charlie Casserly and Mike Mayock both said he is more of a zone coverage MLB, Casserly even noted the vikings as a good possibility for the Te'o.

Hopkins is a clone of Roddy White. Kid has soft hands, runs beautiful routs and plays much bigger than his 6'0 frame shows. Would pair great with Jennings.


Thank you for posting, and welcome to the board!

(BTW, I love your avatar's play on "stacking that bread)! I laughed pretty hard when I saw it.


I got it in the spirit of Percy Harvin counting his money after the trade


Hahaha true that!

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Hey everyone. I was thinking that I would start a thread where everyone could post their own mock drafts. I will start by adding my mock draft. Every year I do a mock draft and I send it to friends and family.

HardcoreVikesFan's 2013 Mock Draft

1). Kansas City – Luke Joeckel, Offensive Tackle, Texas A&M - Analysis: Kansas City made a trade to acquire Alex Smith, so Geno Smith can be ruled out. Branden Albert was franchised tagged before free agency opened as well. However, tagging Albert doesn’t necessarily mean that Kansas City will not take Joeckel. Joeckel is the best offensive lineman in the draft. His kick slides in pass protection are flawless and his leverage is consistent while he blocks. (Previous: Joeckel, 1st: Joeckel)

2). Jacksonville – Shariff Floyd, Defensive Tackle, Florida
- Analysis: Jacksonville sorely needs a pass rusher but they also need someone on the interior line who can penetrate the offensive line. Floyd has a tremendous first step and has outstanding athleticism as a defensive tackle. (Previous: Floyd, 1st: Werner)

3). Oakland – Star Lotulelei, Defensive Tackle, Utah
- Analysis: Oakland was once strong at the defensive tackle position. However, this offseason, Oakland has lost Richard Seymour, Tommy Kelly, and Desmond Bryant. Needless to say, Oakland needs a defensive tackle. Lotulelei had a great pro day and his medical issues are no longer a concern. Lotulelei is quick off the ball and has great penetration ability as an interior lineman. (Previous: Lotulelei, 1st: Floyd)

4). Philadelphia – Dijon Jordan, Outside Linebacker, Oregon
- Analysis: The Eagles are foolishly transitioning to the 3-4 defense without the personnel to do so. The Eagles will need a piece to spark the new defense and Dijon Jordan could very well be that spark. Dijon Jordan had an unbelievable combine and solidified himself as the best 3-4 rush linebacker in the draft. Dijon Jordan has tremendous athleticism and is extremely explosive coming off the edge of the defense. Jordan is viewed favorably to Aldon Smith, and could be even better than Smith. (Previous: Jordan)

5). Detroit – Dee Milliner, Cornerback, Alabama
- Analysis: Detroit needs a cornerback, badly. Milliner has great size (6’2”) and he is very athletic. Milliner has a knack for finding the football and can contest the tight throws that NFL quarterbacks can consistently make. (Previous: Milliner, 1st: Milliner)

6). Cleveland – Ezekiel Ansah, Outside Linebacker, BYU
- Analysis: Cleveland lacks anyone that can rush the passer outside of Jabbal Sheard. With the Browns expected to move the 3-4 defense, an outside linebacker that can rush from the edge is must for the Browns’ defense. Ansah is an athletic freak but is very raw in terms of technique. With some quality NFL coaching, Ansah has the potential to become a great edge rusher. (Previous: Ansah, 1st: Ansah)

7). Arizona – Geno Smith, Quarterback, West Virgina
- Analysis: If Geno Smith is around when Arizona drafts, I think they will draft Smith because of two reasons: Arizona needs a quarterback and there is a new regime in Arizona. New head coach Bruce Arians will definitely want a quarterback he can develop and Smith is an intriguing prospect. Smith had a solid combine that solidified him as the top quarterback in the draft. (Previous: Smith, 1st: Smith)

8. Buffalo – Eric Fisher, Offensive Tackle, Central Michigan
- Analysis: Buffalo needs a quarterback, so if Geno Smith is available when the Bills pick, they will take him. However, should Smith be off the board, the Bills would most likely take Eric Fisher. By selecting Fisher, the Bills can move Cordy Glenn to right tackle and have a very formidable offensive line for C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson to play behind. (Previous: Fisher, 1st: Barkley).

9). New York (Jets) – Jarvis Jones, Outside Linebacker, Georgia
- Analysis: The Jets have quite a few needs this offseason, but no need is as large as finding a pass rusher. The Jets have zero outside rushers and that is very big problem for a 3-4 defense. Jarvis Jones has medical issues that could become career threatening if he is injured. Jones’ medical issues are a big reason why his stock is dropping. However, despite the medical issues, Jones is an undeniable talent. Jones is very explosive rushing off the edge of the defense. (Previous: Jones, 1st: Jones)

10). Tennessee – Chance Warmack, Guard, Alabama
- Analysis: The Titans signed Andy Levitre to replace the recently retired Steve Hutchinson. However, the Titans still could use new blood at the other guard spot as well. Chance Warmack is an even better prospect than David DeCastro was last year. Warmack is tremendous in pass protection and absolutely mauls defensive lineman while run blocking. (Previous: Warmack, 1st: Warmack)

11). San Diego – Lane Johnson, Offensive Tackle, Oklahoma
- Analysis: San Diego needs an offensive tackle. Last year’s starting offensive tackle Jared Gaither was cut this offseason. Lane Johnson had an outstanding combine and really improved his draft stock. Johnson is superbly athletic and is a natural left tackle. (Previous: Johnson, 1st: Fisher)

12). Miami – Xavier Rhodes, Cornerback, Florida State
- Analysis: The Dolphins have ‘won’ the offseason, but remember, adding a bunch of players in free agency doesn’t always make you the ultimate winner. The Dolphins need a new cornerback given that Sean Smith left for Kansas City in free agency. Xavier Rhodes has great size, athleticism, and ball awareness. (Previous: Patterson)

13). Tampa Bay – Desmond Trufant, Cornerback, Washington
- Analysis: Tampa Bay has an up and coming defense. However, the Bucs desperately need a cornerback. Eric Wright was a huge free agent bust for the Bucs. Trufant is very fast and knows how utilize his size against the opposing wide receivers. Fun fact: Trufant is the younger brother of NFL players Marcus Trufant and Isaiah Trufant. (Previous: Trufant, 1st: Trufant)

14). Carolina – Sheldon Richardson, Defensive Tackle, Missouri
- Analysis: The Panthers need a defensive tackle that can penetrate the offensive front and open up the running lanes for their great linebackers to fill. Richardson would be the top defensive tackle in the draft if Shariff Floyd and Lotulelei were not in the draft. Richardson has a good motor and can generate interior pass rush. (Previous: Richardson, 1st: Lotulelei)

15). New Orleans – Barkevious Mingo, Outstide Linebacker, LSU
- Analysis: The Saints need a pass rusher as they transition to a 3-4 defense. Mingo is very athletic and could be a dangerous pass rusher on the edge. Mingo needs to play in defense that allows him to roam free as a pass rusher and New Orleans is the perfect fit for his talents. (Previous: Werner, 1st: Moore)

16). St. Louis – Cordarrelle Patterson, Wide Receiver, Tennessee
- Analysis: The Rams need a new receiver following the lost of Danny Amendola. Cordarrelle Patterson is the best wide receiver in the draft despite only playing one full season of NCAA football. Patterson is physical and has great hands. (Previous: Patterson, 1st: Johnson)

17). Pittsburgh – Tavon Austin, Wide Receiver, West Virgina
- Analysis: The Steelers need receiver to complement Antonio Brown, and may need another wide receiver should Emmanuel Sanders leave for New England. Tavon Austin is extremely fast, very shifty in the open field, and is a terror out of the slot. (Previous: Mingo, 1st: Mingo)

18). Dallas – Jonathan Cooper, Offensive Guard, North Carolina
- Analysis: Dallas needs interior offensive linemen badly. Nate Livings has not performed after receiving a sizeable check in free agency. Cooper is an amazing pass blocker as an interior offensive lineman. (Previous: Cooper, 1st: Vaccaro)

19). New York (Giants) – Bjoern Werner, Defensive End, Florida St.
- Analysis: The Giants surely don’t need another defensive lineman… or do they? The Giants are going to do what they do best and draft another defensive lineman with huge upside. Werner is not extremely athletic, but he is a hard worker and is very strong. Werner would be an excellent rotational player for New York. (Previous: Williams, 1st: Williams)

20). Chicago – D.J. Fluker, Offensive Tackle, Alabama
- Analysis: Chicago has arguably the worst offensive line in the NFL. Fluker was once the top tackle prospect heading into the NCAA season. Fluker needs some work with his pass protecting technique, but has the ability to become a top tackle in the NFL. (Previous: Fluker, 1st: Cooper)

21). Cincinnati – Alec Olgetree, Linebacker, Georgia
- Analysis: The Bengals could use an outside linebacker. The Bengals are not afraid to draft players with character issues, as Marvin Lewis is one of the few coaches in the NFL that can get the most out of a troubled player. Olgetree is very athletic, solid in coverage, and can shed the second level blocking of the opposing offensive line. (Previous: Olgetree, 1st: Olgetree)

22). St. Louis (From Washington) – Kenny Vaccaro, Safety, Texas
- Analysis: St. Louis needs a safety to replace the recently departed Quintin Mikell. Kenny Vaccaro is a very physical safety in the box and plays solid zone coverage. (Previous: Vaccaro, 1st: Elam)

23). Minnesota – Kennan Allen, Wide Receiver, California
- Analysis: The Vikings recently signed, “Put Da Team on my Back” Jennings to play either the split end spot or the flanker spot. However, the Vikings still need another receiver. Kennan Allen is finally healed up from the beating he took during the 2012 season. Allen is fast enough to be a deep threat, but also tough enough to make catches in the middle of the field. (Previous: Austin, 1st: Te’o)

24). Indianapolis – Jonathan Banks, Cornerback, Mississippi St.
- Analysis: The Colts need a corner that is better suited to play outside and opposite of Vontae Davis. Banks won the Jim Thorpe award for being the best defensive back in the nation in 2012. (Previous: Banks, 1st: Banks)

25). Minnesota (From Seattle) – Arthur Brown, Linebacker, Kansas St.
- Analysis: The Vikings need a middle linebacker desperately. (Side note: I am tired of all the slow middle linebackers we have had in Minnesota for the last decade or so). Arthur Brown doesn’t have the elite size, but he is very quick for a linebacker. Brown is a good zone defender and can consistently make plays in the running game. (Previous: Short, 1st: Short (Seattle))

26). Green Bay – Jonathan Cyprien, Safety, Florida International
- Analysis: Despite Green Bay’s big need at halfback, Green Bay could also use another player at safety. Jonathan Cyprien is too good to pass up at number 26. Cyprien had a very underrated season in 2012 for FIU as he had four interceptions. Cyprien has very good range and can play in the box as well. (Previous: Lacy, 1st: Lacy)

27). Houston – DeAndre Hopkins, Wide Receiver, Clemson
- The Texans sorely need an X receiver. Hopkins is a very talented receiver. Hopkins has the speed to take the top off the opposing defense and runs very crisp routes in the intermediate range of the field. (Previous: Allen, 1st: Hopkins)

28). Denver – Matt Elam, Safety, Florida
- Analysis: The Broncos need a safety that won’t blow coverage in the final play of a playoff game. Elam is a very solid zone defender and was a notorious ‘headhunter’ for the Gators. (Previous: Elam, 1st: Hopkins)

29). New England – Kevin Minter, Linebacker, LSU
- Analysis: The Patriots would love to draft Kevin Minter because of his athleticism. Minter is definitely a Belichick type player because he can play inside linebacker in the 3-4 scheme and middle linebacker in the 4-3 scheme. (Previous: Brown, 1st: Austin)

30). Atlanta – Tank Carradine, Defensive End, Florida St.
- Analysis: The Falcons need pass rushers desperately. Tank Carradine was once considered a top 20 prospect before he tore his ACL this past season. Carradine is a very good pass rusher and is solid against the run. (Previous: Minter, 1st: Minter)

31). San Francisco – Datone Jones, Defensive End, UCLA
- Analysis: The 49ers are a dominant team with few needs. However, the 49ers could look to add some depth on the defensive line. Jones’ stock has risen immensely in the past few weeks. Jones has enough athleticism to generate some pass rush from the 3-4 defensive end spot. (Previous: Hunt, 1st: Hunt)

32). Baltimore – Jesse Williams, Defensive Tackle, Alabama
- Analysis: Congratulations to the Baltimore Ravens on winning Super Bowl XLVII. The Ravens have quite a few needs but could still afford to take the best player available in Jesse Williams. Williams is insanely athletic for a nose tackle and would be a great fit in Baltimore’s 3-4 defense. (Previous: Williams, 1st: Hankins)

Note: Manti Te’o, Matt Barkley, and Damontre Moore remain out of round one.



I like this, although I will say there is one pick that I would say will absolutely not happen with certainty, and that is the Patriots taking a LB. With Mayo, Spikes, Hightower and Ninkovich as a hybrid LB/DE, they're pretty stacked and young at the position.

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Id rather trade for Carson Palmer than draft Ogletree, personally. 3-4 Mike 4-3 Will according to Mike Mayock and pretty much everybody on NFL network and many other analysts. Add in the DUI and i doubt the vikings even consider him.[/quote]

Really? Palmer? that doesnt even make sense.


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HardcoreVikesFan wrote:
Hey everyone. I was thinking that I would start a thread where everyone could post their own mock drafts. I will start by adding my mock draft. Every year I do a mock draft and I send it to friends and family.

HardcoreVikesFan's 2013 Mock Draft

1). Kansas City – Luke Joeckel, Offensive Tackle, Texas A&M - Analysis: Kansas City made a trade to acquire Alex Smith, so Geno Smith can be ruled out. Branden Albert was franchised tagged before free agency opened as well. However, tagging Albert doesn’t necessarily mean that Kansas City will not take Joeckel. Joeckel is the best offensive lineman in the draft. His kick slides in pass protection are flawless and his leverage is consistent while he blocks. (Previous: Joeckel, 1st: Joeckel)

2). Jacksonville – Shariff Floyd, Defensive Tackle, Florida
- Analysis: Jacksonville sorely needs a pass rusher but they also need someone on the interior line who can penetrate the offensive line. Floyd has a tremendous first step and has outstanding athleticism as a defensive tackle. (Previous: Floyd, 1st: Werner)

3). Oakland – Star Lotulelei, Defensive Tackle, Utah
- Analysis: Oakland was once strong at the defensive tackle position. However, this offseason, Oakland has lost Richard Seymour, Tommy Kelly, and Desmond Bryant. Needless to say, Oakland needs a defensive tackle. Lotulelei had a great pro day and his medical issues are no longer a concern. Lotulelei is quick off the ball and has great penetration ability as an interior lineman. (Previous: Lotulelei, 1st: Floyd)

4). Philadelphia – Dijon Jordan, Outside Linebacker, Oregon
- Analysis: The Eagles are foolishly transitioning to the 3-4 defense without the personnel to do so. The Eagles will need a piece to spark the new defense and Dijon Jordan could very well be that spark. Dijon Jordan had an unbelievable combine and solidified himself as the best 3-4 rush linebacker in the draft. Dijon Jordan has tremendous athleticism and is extremely explosive coming off the edge of the defense. Jordan is viewed favorably to Aldon Smith, and could be even better than Smith. (Previous: Jordan)

5). Detroit – Dee Milliner, Cornerback, Alabama
- Analysis: Detroit needs a cornerback, badly. Milliner has great size (6’2”) and he is very athletic. Milliner has a knack for finding the football and can contest the tight throws that NFL quarterbacks can consistently make. (Previous: Milliner, 1st: Milliner)

6). Cleveland – Ezekiel Ansah, Outside Linebacker, BYU
- Analysis: Cleveland lacks anyone that can rush the passer outside of Jabbal Sheard. With the Browns expected to move the 3-4 defense, an outside linebacker that can rush from the edge is must for the Browns’ defense. Ansah is an athletic freak but is very raw in terms of technique. With some quality NFL coaching, Ansah has the potential to become a great edge rusher. (Previous: Ansah, 1st: Ansah)

7). Arizona – Geno Smith, Quarterback, West Virgina
- Analysis: If Geno Smith is around when Arizona drafts, I think they will draft Smith because of two reasons: Arizona needs a quarterback and there is a new regime in Arizona. New head coach Bruce Arians will definitely want a quarterback he can develop and Smith is an intriguing prospect. Smith had a solid combine that solidified him as the top quarterback in the draft. (Previous: Smith, 1st: Smith)

8. Buffalo – Eric Fisher, Offensive Tackle, Central Michigan
- Analysis: Buffalo needs a quarterback, so if Geno Smith is available when the Bills pick, they will take him. However, should Smith be off the board, the Bills would most likely take Eric Fisher. By selecting Fisher, the Bills can move Cordy Glenn to right tackle and have a very formidable offensive line for C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson to play behind. (Previous: Fisher, 1st: Barkley).

9). New York (Jets) – Jarvis Jones, Outside Linebacker, Georgia
- Analysis: The Jets have quite a few needs this offseason, but no need is as large as finding a pass rusher. The Jets have zero outside rushers and that is very big problem for a 3-4 defense. Jarvis Jones has medical issues that could become career threatening if he is injured. Jones’ medical issues are a big reason why his stock is dropping. However, despite the medical issues, Jones is an undeniable talent. Jones is very explosive rushing off the edge of the defense. (Previous: Jones, 1st: Jones)

10). Tennessee – Chance Warmack, Guard, Alabama
- Analysis: The Titans signed Andy Levitre to replace the recently retired Steve Hutchinson. However, the Titans still could use new blood at the other guard spot as well. Chance Warmack is an even better prospect than David DeCastro was last year. Warmack is tremendous in pass protection and absolutely mauls defensive lineman while run blocking. (Previous: Warmack, 1st: Warmack)

11). San Diego – Lane Johnson, Offensive Tackle, Oklahoma
- Analysis: San Diego needs an offensive tackle. Last year’s starting offensive tackle Jared Gaither was cut this offseason. Lane Johnson had an outstanding combine and really improved his draft stock. Johnson is superbly athletic and is a natural left tackle. (Previous: Johnson, 1st: Fisher)

12). Miami – Xavier Rhodes, Cornerback, Florida State
- Analysis: The Dolphins have ‘won’ the offseason, but remember, adding a bunch of players in free agency doesn’t always make you the ultimate winner. The Dolphins need a new cornerback given that Sean Smith left for Kansas City in free agency. Xavier Rhodes has great size, athleticism, and ball awareness. (Previous: Patterson)

13). Tampa Bay – Desmond Trufant, Cornerback, Washington
- Analysis: Tampa Bay has an up and coming defense. However, the Bucs desperately need a cornerback. Eric Wright was a huge free agent bust for the Bucs. Trufant is very fast and knows how utilize his size against the opposing wide receivers. Fun fact: Trufant is the younger brother of NFL players Marcus Trufant and Isaiah Trufant. (Previous: Trufant, 1st: Trufant)

14). Carolina – Sheldon Richardson, Defensive Tackle, Missouri
- Analysis: The Panthers need a defensive tackle that can penetrate the offensive front and open up the running lanes for their great linebackers to fill. Richardson would be the top defensive tackle in the draft if Shariff Floyd and Lotulelei were not in the draft. Richardson has a good motor and can generate interior pass rush. (Previous: Richardson, 1st: Lotulelei)

15). New Orleans – Barkevious Mingo, Outstide Linebacker, LSU
- Analysis: The Saints need a pass rusher as they transition to a 3-4 defense. Mingo is very athletic and could be a dangerous pass rusher on the edge. Mingo needs to play in defense that allows him to roam free as a pass rusher and New Orleans is the perfect fit for his talents. (Previous: Werner, 1st: Moore)

16). St. Louis – Cordarrelle Patterson, Wide Receiver, Tennessee
- Analysis: The Rams need a new receiver following the lost of Danny Amendola. Cordarrelle Patterson is the best wide receiver in the draft despite only playing one full season of NCAA football. Patterson is physical and has great hands. (Previous: Patterson, 1st: Johnson)

17). Pittsburgh – Tavon Austin, Wide Receiver, West Virgina
- Analysis: The Steelers need receiver to complement Antonio Brown, and may need another wide receiver should Emmanuel Sanders leave for New England. Tavon Austin is extremely fast, very shifty in the open field, and is a terror out of the slot. (Previous: Mingo, 1st: Mingo)

18). Dallas – Jonathan Cooper, Offensive Guard, North Carolina
- Analysis: Dallas needs interior offensive linemen badly. Nate Livings has not performed after receiving a sizeable check in free agency. Cooper is an amazing pass blocker as an interior offensive lineman. (Previous: Cooper, 1st: Vaccaro)

19). New York (Giants) – Bjoern Werner, Defensive End, Florida St.
- Analysis: The Giants surely don’t need another defensive lineman… or do they? The Giants are going to do what they do best and draft another defensive lineman with huge upside. Werner is not extremely athletic, but he is a hard worker and is very strong. Werner would be an excellent rotational player for New York. (Previous: Williams, 1st: Williams)

20). Chicago – D.J. Fluker, Offensive Tackle, Alabama
- Analysis: Chicago has arguably the worst offensive line in the NFL. Fluker was once the top tackle prospect heading into the NCAA season. Fluker needs some work with his pass protecting technique, but has the ability to become a top tackle in the NFL. (Previous: Fluker, 1st: Cooper)

21). Cincinnati – Alec Olgetree, Linebacker, Georgia
- Analysis: The Bengals could use an outside linebacker. The Bengals are not afraid to draft players with character issues, as Marvin Lewis is one of the few coaches in the NFL that can get the most out of a troubled player. Olgetree is very athletic, solid in coverage, and can shed the second level blocking of the opposing offensive line. (Previous: Olgetree, 1st: Olgetree)

22). St. Louis (From Washington) – Kenny Vaccaro, Safety, Texas
- Analysis: St. Louis needs a safety to replace the recently departed Quintin Mikell. Kenny Vaccaro is a very physical safety in the box and plays solid zone coverage. (Previous: Vaccaro, 1st: Elam)

23). Minnesota – Kennan Allen, Wide Receiver, California
- Analysis: The Vikings recently signed, “Put Da Team on my Back” Jennings to play either the split end spot or the flanker spot. However, the Vikings still need another receiver. Kennan Allen is finally healed up from the beating he took during the 2012 season. Allen is fast enough to be a deep threat, but also tough enough to make catches in the middle of the field. (Previous: Austin, 1st: Te’o)

24). Indianapolis – Jonathan Banks, Cornerback, Mississippi St.
- Analysis: The Colts need a corner that is better suited to play outside and opposite of Vontae Davis. Banks won the Jim Thorpe award for being the best defensive back in the nation in 2012. (Previous: Banks, 1st: Banks)

25). Minnesota (From Seattle) – Arthur Brown, Linebacker, Kansas St.
- Analysis: The Vikings need a middle linebacker desperately. (Side note: I am tired of all the slow middle linebackers we have had in Minnesota for the last decade or so). Arthur Brown doesn’t have the elite size, but he is very quick for a linebacker. Brown is a good zone defender and can consistently make plays in the running game. (Previous: Short, 1st: Short (Seattle))

26). Green Bay – Jonathan Cyprien, Safety, Florida International
- Analysis: Despite Green Bay’s big need at halfback, Green Bay could also use another player at safety. Jonathan Cyprien is too good to pass up at number 26. Cyprien had a very underrated season in 2012 for FIU as he had four interceptions. Cyprien has very good range and can play in the box as well. (Previous: Lacy, 1st: Lacy)

27). Houston – DeAndre Hopkins, Wide Receiver, Clemson
- The Texans sorely need an X receiver. Hopkins is a very talented receiver. Hopkins has the speed to take the top off the opposing defense and runs very crisp routes in the intermediate range of the field. (Previous: Allen, 1st: Hopkins)

28). Denver – Matt Elam, Safety, Florida
- Analysis: The Broncos need a safety that won’t blow coverage in the final play of a playoff game. Elam is a very solid zone defender and was a notorious ‘headhunter’ for the Gators. (Previous: Elam, 1st: Hopkins)

29). New England – Kevin Minter, Linebacker, LSU
- Analysis: The Patriots would love to draft Kevin Minter because of his athleticism. Minter is definitely a Belichick type player because he can play inside linebacker in the 3-4 scheme and middle linebacker in the 4-3 scheme. (Previous: Brown, 1st: Austin)

30). Atlanta – Tank Carradine, Defensive End, Florida St.
- Analysis: The Falcons need pass rushers desperately. Tank Carradine was once considered a top 20 prospect before he tore his ACL this past season. Carradine is a very good pass rusher and is solid against the run. (Previous: Minter, 1st: Minter)

31). San Francisco – Datone Jones, Defensive End, UCLA
- Analysis: The 49ers are a dominant team with few needs. However, the 49ers could look to add some depth on the defensive line. Jones’ stock has risen immensely in the past few weeks. Jones has enough athleticism to generate some pass rush from the 3-4 defensive end spot. (Previous: Hunt, 1st: Hunt)

32). Baltimore – Jesse Williams, Defensive Tackle, Alabama
- Analysis: Congratulations to the Baltimore Ravens on winning Super Bowl XLVII. The Ravens have quite a few needs but could still afford to take the best player available in Jesse Williams. Williams is insanely athletic for a nose tackle and would be a great fit in Baltimore’s 3-4 defense. (Previous: Williams, 1st: Hankins)

Note: Manti Te’o, Matt Barkley, and Damontre Moore remain out of round one.



I like this, although I will say there is one pick that I would say will absolutely not happen with certainty, and that is the Patriots taking a LB. With Mayo, Spikes, Hightower and Ninkovich as a hybrid LB/DE, they're pretty stacked and young at the position.


Thank you! I understand what you are saying though with New England. However, I put Minter there for the time being because New England could use another inside guy in their 3-4 defense. However, you are right in saying that they run multiple schemes. I guess I maybe over-thought New England's pick.

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Id rather trade for Carson Palmer than draft Ogletree, personally. 3-4 Mike 4-3 Will according to Mike Mayock and pretty much everybody on NFL network and many other analysts. Add in the DUI and i doubt the vikings even consider him.[/quote]

Really? Palmer? that doesnt even make sense.[/quote]

your sarcasm detector is broken

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sorry, just thought you were tryin to make a strong point that you were really anti-ogletree


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Updated the mock for this week. I changed about 7-8 picks.

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sorry, just thought you were tryin to make a strong point that you were really anti-ogletree



ack. Didnt quite mean it that way. I am as anti-Ogletree as they get....i hope you get what im trying to say because i dont know if i do.

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Updated the mock draft for this week. Take a look!

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HardcoreVikesFan wrote:
Updated the mock draft for this week. Take a look!


I partially agree with the Williams pick, because word on the street is INDY needs a DT, so it makes since we take ours prior to their pick. However, I have Manti going to Chicago and us ending up with Brown at #23 (Hopkins at #25). I would not mind what you have, but I am really starting to believe we will hold off on DT until the 2nd and grab Short or Jenkins, etc. Just curious where you heard Williams was drawing interest from the Vikings? I had seen at the end of the combine that a lot of Analysts had us taking Williams but now I have noticed more CB/LB/WR combos.


Hold off on DT in the 1st round unless you trade down and maybe get Jesse Williams, he was a more dominant player than Sylvester, plus S. williams actually has reported weaknesses as being lost in half the season (as in he wasnt a factor). a 1st round pick needs to be a factor in the NFL and if you cant do that against ACC teams, you wont do it in the NFL. S. Williams should not be a 1st rounder. get Hankins or Jenkins in the 2nd.


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yeah i have no doubt he's a hard worker, basically quitting football then coming back and playing at UNC. I just remember not even realizing that he was in the game against Louisville


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FWIW, I want no part of Slyvester Williams or Manti Te'o. I really hope Minnesota drafts Cordarrelle Patterson, Justin Hunter, or DeAndre Hopkins with the 23rd pick and then tries for Jonathan Banks or someone like Kawann Short with the 25th pick.

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FWIW, I want no part of Slyvester Williams or Manti Te'o. I really hope Minnesota drafts Cordarrelle Patterson, Justin Hunter, or DeAndre Hopkins with the 23rd pick and then tries for Jonathan Banks or someone like Kawann Short with the 25th pick.

exactly my opinion. except if we can get hunter in round 2 we can get 2 solid d in the first (Banks, MInter, olgetree) and we could get hunter, dobson, woods in round two


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maybe Jon Bostic?


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maybe Jon Bostic?


I have wanted Bostic for quite sometime. I almost rather us take Bostic and grab other needs in first round/second round.

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Updated the mock draft. I would appreciate both feedbacks and other user mock drafts!

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Updated the mock draft. I would appreciate both feedbacks and other user mock drafts!



I think Te'o and Hopkins is a very likely scenario. If I had to bet that's where I'd put my money.

Manti Te'o is going to be a Viking unless the Bears take him. That's my prediction.


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I like the update! You should see if in a 2nd round mock Banks or Hayden would be available for us :) we need a corner bad


Thank you!

Unfortunately, I only stick to doing round one for my mocks. Doing round one is tough enough! :)

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I think Te'o and Hopkins is a very likely scenario. If I had to bet that's where I'd put my money.

Manti Te'o is going to be a Viking unless the Bears take him. That's my prediction.


It appears that Te'o will be a Viking as each day passes. I have just accepted that Te'o to the Vikings will happen no matter what. I would be absolutely shocked if we passed on him.

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Id be very happy in any scenario that we get Hopkins!

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Perhaps we've made him too popular (EVIL GRIN) It kind of sucks to get this invested into players, now if Hopkins is there and we don't take him I'm gonna be way sad about it!


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Ok I'm going to put out my 2 round mock, will probably adjust a few things on the day of the draft based on rumors and whatnot, but for now I feel pretty comfortable with this. Normally, I hate predicting trades in mock drafts, because it's really just a crapshoot once you start trying to guess trades. But with a few rumored players on the trading block that I believe will get moved before the picks come in on Thursday/Friday, the way the board sits in the top 10 as far as top 10 players and fits, as well as a QB (or possibly two) likely to be snatched up at the bottom of round one, I'm going to include a few trades in this mock just for #### and giggles. It is only a mock draft after all. Plus there are bound to be a lot more trades than even I project in this.


1st Round

1. Kansas City Chiefs - Eric Fisher, OT Central Michigan

I mentioned around the Senior Bowl time here and there that I believed Fisher could be the best tackle available. It seems some have jumped on that bandwagon. This could change if the Joeckel bandwagon gains steam from now til Thursday, but I'll stick with my guy here.

2. Jacksonville Jaguars - Sharrif Floyd, DT Florida

Could they go Geno? Sure, but if I'm the Jags I steer clear of this QB class and stick with Gabbert. Not because I believe in him, more so because I don't believe in this class either and this team has FAR too many needs to risk missing on another QB. Sticking to the board here with Floyd over Jordan, not that Jordan is a reach, but Floyd is higher on the board. Sort of like what Denver did with Von Miller over Marcell Dareus. Dareus filled the bigger need and wouldn't have been a reach, but when it came down to it Miller was the better prospect and also filled a need.

*3. Arizona Cardinals (via Oak) - Luke Joeckel, OT Texas A&M

Cardinals are desperate for a tackle and if they sit put, probably won't get one. They have more leverage than Miami or San Diego sitting at 7 as it would take less for them to move up to land Joeckel. So that's what they do here.

4. Philadelphia Eagles - Dion Jordan, OLB Oregon

With Joeckel and Fisher off the board, it's between Lane Johnson and Jordan here. Both fill big needs, but I have Jordan higher on my board, so they go in that direction here. Doesn't hurt that Jordan played for Chip Kelly at Oregon, and Kelly has been on record as saying that Jordan was a "special player" for their team.

5. Detroit Lions - Lane Johnson, OT Oklahoma

Some may say defense is the bigger need here, but I don't agree. Left tackle is equally as dire with Allen, Peppers and Matthews beating up Matthew Stafford year in and year out. Ansah and Johnson are very close on my board, both are raw but extremely gifted physically. Ultimately Johnson is further along than Ansah in his development and thus the pick here. Plus the draft is a little deeper in the 2nd and 3rd rounds in the pass rush department then the left tackle department.

6. Cleveland Browns - Geno Smith, QB West Virginia

Now I personally would not make this pick. I think Smith is a large reach here, especially to a cold weather team. However, I have a strange feeling that the Browns new head coach Chudzinski could fall in love with Geno Smith, as he got this job based on the offense he created for Cam Newton and Geno can be a Newton-lite to fit that scheme. Plus with Weeden or Campbell to start this year, Geno is under no pressure to start immediately unless he can earn the job.

*7. Oakland Raiders (via Ari) - Star Lotulelei, DT Utah

Defensive line is the need here. Ziggy Ansah is another possibility, but the Raiders are void of talent all over the roster and may be better served with the more plug and play type of player that Star provides, rather then the developmental Ansah. I could really go either way here though.

8. Buffalo Bills - Ziggy Ansah, DE BYU

With Geno off the board (and not really fitting the Bills anyway) the Bill have to choose between monumentally reaching for Nassib, Barkley or Manuel, or adding to a depleted roster in another way. The Bills have always been a team that has surprised me on draft day by picking players that fill needs that are much lower in their order. So with this pick I passed on QB and WR, and leaned towards Ansah or Warmack. Even with Mario Williams, the Bills need a pass rusher on the opposite side as Mark Anderson was a FA bust for them last year. So finally Ansah's value is too much to pass on.

9. New York Jets - Barkevious Mingo, OLB LSU

The Jets could go in a number of ways here. If they trade Revis (which as you'll soon see, I believe they will) Milliner could make sense here. But I don't think they would consider trading him if they weren't content with Cromartie and Wilson as their starting CBs. Warmack could also be a fit at this point, but ultimately I went with Mingo, who both fills a large need and provides decent value. The Jets lack pass rushers and after Mingo there seems to be a bit of a drop off.


10. Tennessee Titans - Dee Milliner, CB Alabama

After signing Levitre, the Titans can opt to pass on Warmack here and fill probably their biggest need in the draft at CB. Milliner also provides great value at this point and brings a physical presence in the secondary that the Titans have lacked since the departure of Cortland Finnegan.

11. San Diego Chargers - Chance Warmack, OG Alabama

The Chargers offensive line has become a mess, so they really can't be picky with who they pick here. They may want a LT but they LTs worthy of this spot are all gone. So they settle for the best guard prospect here and land themselves a player who will likely be considered top 5 at his position with in a few years.

12. Miami Dolphins - DJ Hayden, CB Houston

Anyone you knows me, knows that I'm a huge Mike Mayock guy. Not that I believe his word is gospel, but I trust his word a helluva lot more than any other draft analyst. I'm not bold enough to make him the first corner off the board, even if Mayock has him ranked as his top corner. But when he says that Hayden will go between 10-20, I trust him.

*13. New York Jets (via TB) - Tyler Eifert, TE Notre Dame

Well here's where the Revis trade comes into play. I really like this pick as a bit of a surprise pick, Revis trade or not. The Jets need help in the passing game, but still have Holmes and Hill (whom they drafted high last year). Austin is a possibility here depending how they feel about Jeremy Kerley in the slot again this year. But with Dustin Keller gone, and Eifert sitting here, who I believe is criminally undervalued in most mock drafts, the fit seems good. However, as I alluded to, even if Revis is not traded here, I feel Eifert is a darkhorse pick for the Bucs as they have a large need for a pass catching TE as well, even if everyone is convinced it CB or bust for the team.

14. Carolina Panthers - Sheldon Richardson, DT Missouri

This is probably the easiest fit in the entire first round. Unless Richardson is gone, which could be the case, I really don't expect this pick to be anyone else.

15. New Orleans Saints - Jarvis Jones, OLB Georgia

You'll see largely varying opinions on Jones. Some think he's a top 10 pick, some think he shouldn't be drafted in the first round at all. He has apparently been cleared medically (although there is still obvious risk there), and his 40 time does not concern me as much as it does others. He is simply too good on tape to fall out of the 1st round, and I see a very nice fit here in New Orleans, who is desperate for pass rushers that fit their new 3-4 scheme.

16. St. Louis Rams - Tavon Austin, WR West Virginia

No Danny Amendola leaves a big hole at slot WR for the Rams. Who better to fill that void than Austin? Even with Jon Cooper still on the board, Austin is too good a value and too perfect a fit to pass on here.

17. Pittsburgh Steelers - Kenny Vaccaro, S Texas

The Steelers are a tough fit. They would like a pass rusher, but their are none that have value at this point and the Steelers don't reach. They could go with Patterson at this point to fill the void left by Mike Wallace. However I think their WR's are good enough with Big Ben at QB and the Steelers have had a knack for finding value and scheme fits in the later rounds at the position. Equally, if not more likely is they could look to add to their aging secondary. Troy Polamalu, Ike Taylor and Ryan Clark are all in the twilight of their careers and a youth movement should be on the way. Xavier Rhodes could makes sense here as well, but I'm going to stick with the Steelers tendency to draft for the future. Plus it is much harder to find a true playmaker at safety later in the draft and Vaccaro fits that bill.

18. Dallas Cowboys - Jon Cooper, OG North Carolina

The Cowboys couldn't be happier than if Cooper were to fall into their laps. Pair him up with Tyron Smith, and they'll have their left side locked up for years.

19. New York Giants - DJ Fluker, OT Alabama

The Giants have invested a lot of high picks into their defensive line in years past, now it's time to turn their attention to the offensive side. Fluker is very similar to Michael Oher from a few years ago, huge behemoth tackle who can simply overpower defensive offensive lineman. However, he does not have the feet you look for in a LT. Good news for the Giants is they have their LT shored up with Will Beatty. Fluker gives them a pair of bookends to be feared, and down the road he should be one of, if not the best RT in the league.

20. Chicago Bears - Xavier Rhodes, CB Florida St.

The Bears have filled a number of needs in free agency and have given themselves some wiggle room in the draft to truly take the best player available. The Bears corners last year were certainly one of the bright spots on the team, as both Peanut Tillman and Tim Jennings earned their spots in Hawaii. However, neither is getting any younger and Rhodes provides a great value pick at this point.

21. Cincinnati Bengals - Alec Ogletree, LB Georgia

The Bengals have made a few moves at linebacker resigning Rey Maualuga and recently signing James Harrison, which makes LB less of an immediate need in this draft. However, neither is a long term solution at their positions as Harrison probably only has a year or two left and Maualuga is one of the most overrated LBs in the league. Ogletree fits the mold of a Bengal in that he's extremely gifted physically and provides flexibility in Mike Zimmer's defense depending what they plan to do with Burfict and Maualuga. He also fits the "trouble child" mold that the Bengals seem to have no concern with taking a risk on.

22. St Louis Rams (via Was) - Eddie Lacy, RB Alabama

The Rams continue to stock up on offensive playmakers to surround Sam Bradford. Something Bradford has severely lacked in his short time in St. Louis. With the departure of Steven Jackson, the Rams bring in a similar downhill running back in Lacy.

23. Minnesota Vikings - Cordarrelle Patterson, WR Tennessee

With the rumors surrounding Patterson's potential drop in the draft, I am more than willing to buy in. I have been more than vocal with my positive opinion of Patterson. Could Patterson be the 3rd talented WR with a supposed diva-like mentality to fall into the Vikings laps (see Moss, Randy & Harvin, Percy)? I certainly hope so. This kid will bring immediate playmaking ability in both the return game and on offense, and could develop into a star at the WR position with the right coaching.

24. Indianapolis Colts - Bjoern Werner, DE/OLB Florida St.

A strong fit for Chuck Pagano's hybrid defense, Werner compares favorably to Paul Kruger. A player Pagano coached in Baltimore and reported tried to persuade into joining the Colts this off season. Werner is the kind of solid football player that well run organizations like the Colts seem to have fall into their laps year in and year out.

25. Minnesota Vikings (via Sea) - Manti Te'o, MLB Notre Dame

Did you really expect anything else? I think I may be one of, if not the biggest Te'o supporter on this board. I am not shy in my belief that not only is Te'o a solid football player, but a strong fit for our defense. Let the hate ensue, but I guess we'll all see on Thursday :wink:

26. Green Bay Packers - Justin Pugh, OT Syracuse

A very underrated offensive lineman prospect, I would not be at all surprised to here Pugh's name get called a lot earlier than many mock drafts have him pegged. Especially with the inevitable run on offensive lineman that is bound to happen in the first round. Pugh's biggest weakness is his relatively short arm length, something the Packers did not shy away from when drafting Bryan Bulaga a few years back.

27. Houston Texans - DeAndre Hopkins, WR Clemson

As so many on this site will attest to, Hopkins is a very strong WR prospect. While not as physically talented as some of the other WRs in this draft, he appears to be one of the "safer" wideouts available. He won't be pushing Megatron as the best WR in the NFL any time soon, but for a team like Houston simply looking for a compliment to Andre Johnson, Hopkins will certainly not disappoint.

28. Denver Broncos - Sylvester Williams, DT North Carolina

Denver has done a nice job in recent drafts of filling many of its needs. They don't have many of them in this upcoming draft. However they could use a large space eater in the middle of their line to pair with last years underrated rookie Derek Wolfe. A pass rusher such as Tank Carradine, DaMontre Moore or Margus Hunt could be in the mix here as well with Elvis Dumervil's departure.

29. New England Patriots - Justin Hunter, WR Tennessee

Bill Belichick has never drafted a WR in the first round in all of his tenure as a head coach (including his short stint with the Browns). An argument that legitimately could be used to argue this pick, but they said the same about his tendency to avoid the LB position a few years ago. That was until he drafted Jerod Mayo and then again Dont'a Hightower. I am not a huge fan of Hunter's personally, his drops concern me greatly. However I have a feeling that his physical gifts are bound to get him drafted in the first round. The Patriots have had a tendency for drafting athletes recently, and I think this could be a surprise pick that makes sense come draft day.

30. Atlanta Falcons - Desmond Trufant, CB Washington

A gifted zone corner, Trufant is a nice fit both scheme-wise and value-wise for the Falcons here at 30. Don't rule out the rumors of the Falcons making another blockbuster trade up to nab a corner like Milliner or Hayden. I'm simply not bold enough to make such a leap, and will settle for Trufant as solid fit here.

31. San Francisco 49ers - Johnathan Cyprien, S Florida International

With Dashon Goldson's loss the need at safety has become glaring for the 9ers. Recently signed Craig Dahl is abysmal in coverage and Donte Whitner is one of the most overrated safeties in the league. It's a toss up here between the two safeties from Florida here, but I'm siding with the smaller schooled Cyprien here for his mere size advantage over Elam.

*32. Buffalo Bills - Ryan Nassib, QB Syracuse

The Bills don't risk waiting around in the 2nd to land their guy, they jump up with the more than willing Baltimore Ravens (who have worked miracles in moving out of the first round and still landing a quality player). Nassib is smart, works hard and already has experience in Marrone's offense. He may not be the most gifted physically or have the strongest arm, but he should provide the Bills with the quality starting QB they have so desperately been looking for.



2nd Round


33. Jacksonville Jaguars - Johnathan Banks, CB Mississippi St.

Better football player than athlete and has the size that Bradley grew accustomed to in Seattle.

34. San Francisco 49ers (via KC) - Zach Ertz, TE Stanford

Athletic TE to pair with Davis. Can fill the HB role that was left by the departed Delanie Walker.

35. Philadelphia Eagles - Kyle Long, OL Oregon

Chip Kelly adds another one of his Oregon alumni with the versatile brother of Chris and son of Howie. Long can provide an immediate starter at either RT or RG for the Eagles.

36. Detroit Lions - Tank Carradine, DE Florida St.

Lions take an injury risk on the much need pass rusher they passed on in round 1.

37. Cincinnati Bengals (via Oak) - Matt Elam, S Florida

All around solid, but undersized safety to pair with Reggie Nelson.

38. Arizona Cardinals - DaMontre Moore, OLB Texas A&M

Cardinals pass on QB in round 2 and take a falling pass rusher who fits nicely with their 3-4 scheme.

39. New York Jets - EJ Manuel, QB Florida St.

You didn't expect the Jets to stick with Mark Sanchez and David Garrard at QB did you?

40. Tennessee Titans - Kevin Minter, MLB LSU

Colin McCarthy has been a huge disappointment for the Titans, missing far too many tackles. Something that should not happen with Minter.

*41. Baltimore Ravens (via Buf) - Arthur Brown, ILB Kansas St.

As always, the Ravens land themselves a great value after trading down and find an ideal replacement for Ray Lewis.

*42. Kansas City Chiefs (via Mia) - Matt Barkley, QB USC

Chiefs land their heir apparent to Alex Smith in a trade for Brandon Albert.

43. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Johnathan Hankins, NT Ohio St.

With Revis locking down the corner spot, the Bucs turn their attention to a mammoth tackle to pair with Gerald McCoy.

44. Carolina Panthers - Keenan Allen, WR California

Panthers nab the reliable Boldin-esque Allen here to start opposite speedster Steve Smith.

45. San Diego Chargers - Menelik Watson, OT Florida St.

A gifted, but raw tackle the Chargers can fit in next to Warmack to solidify the left side of their oline.

46. St. Louis Rams - Eric Reid, S LSU

Physical safety that the Rams desperately need.

47. Dallas Cowboys - Kawann Short, DT Purdue

A disruptive 3-tech to pair with equally disruptive NT Jay Ratliff.

48. Pittsburgh Steelers - Markus Wheaton, WR Oregon St.

A speedy replacement for Mike Wallace who also brings more dimensions than Wallace ever did.

49. New York Giants - Margus Hunt, DE SMU

Raw but physically gifted and versatile. Exactly what the Giants love in defensive end prospects.

50. Chicago Bears - Khaseem Greene, LB Rutgers

Technically sound and hard working LB who could play multiple positions for the Bears.

51. Washington Redskins - Robert Woods, WR USC

Talented possession WR to pair with Pierre Garcon and add more weapons for RG3.

52. Minnesota Vikings - Jamar Taylor, CB Boise St.

Wishful thinking? Maybe, but I would not be surprised to see Taylor last this long. Physical zone corner, willing tackler and immediate impact nickel corner. Great replacement for Antoine Winfield.

53. Cincinnati Bengals - Giovanni Bernard, RB North Carolina

Talented scatback who makes a great compliment to the bigger Benjarvus Green-Ellis.

54. Miami Dolphins (via Ind) - Alex Okafor, DE Texas

High motor defensive end prospect to pair opposite Cameron Wake.

55. Green Bay Packers - Montee Ball, RB Wisconsin

Physical one cut runner who makes a nice compliment to DeJuan Harris and comes right from their backyard.

56. Seattle Seahawks - Montori Hughes, DT Tennesse-Martin

May be considered a reach with John Jenkins and Jesse Williams still on the board, but Seattle has a knack for finding underrated gems and Hughes could be just that.

57. Houston Texans - John Jenkins, NT Georgia

Texans have lacked a true nose tackle since switching to a 3-4 defense, but Jenkins is perfect to fill that role.

58. Denver Broncos - Robert Alford, CB Southeastern Louisiana

Smaller corner with nimble feet, can be groomed to eventually replace aging Champ Bailey.

59. New England Patriots - David Amerson, CB NC State

Physically gifted corner that fits the Patriots preference for taller, versatile DBs. Could be moved to safety.

60. Atlanta Falcons - Gavin Escobar, TE San Diego St.

Not as physically gifted as he appears on tape, but if he can play to his potential, could turn out to be a real steal here and an ideal replacement for Tony Gonzalez.

61. San Francisco 49ers - Jesse Williams, DL Alabama

Versatile defensive lineman who fits the 9ers scheme. Can play on the nose or at defensive end and is a nice replacement for departed Isaac Sopoaga.

62. Baltimore Ravens - Tyrann Mathieu, CB LSU

Character risk, but should stay in check within a mature Ravens locker. Extremely gifted playmaker at nickel corner, could be the steal of the draft.

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