Trust The Tris Mock Draft 1.0 (with guest mock) PT3/3

  • #22 pick: New England Patriots

Team Needs: Defense

Tris’ Pick: Brandon Graham, DE/OLB Michigan

Comment: If you’re New England, you have to see that old defense of yours falling apart at the seams. Youth in 2008 with Jerod Mayo and now some more youth in the LB-Hybrid Graham should spark this D. OLB Sergio Kindle also makes sense here.

Breck’s Pick: Jered Odrick, DL Penn State

Comment: Odrick fits the Richard Seymour mold which the Patriots obviously missed the second half of last season. A DE/OLB to replace Adalious Thomas/Tully Banta-Cain is also possible.

  • #23 pick: Green Bay Packers

Team Needs: OL,DB

Tris’ Pick: Bruce Campbell, OT Maryland

Comment: Even though the Pack resigned Chad Clifton, they can use all the help they can get to try to shore up that O-Line, which ironically resembles swiss cheese. Campbell was the combine workhorse, so he may end up going sooner. Either way, draft an O-Lineman!

Breck’s Pick: Kyle Wilson, CB/KR Boise State

Comment: The Packers CB aren’t getting any younger and the return game could use a boost. Wilson is the clear cut #2 CB in the draft and a difference maker in the return game.

  • #24 pick: Philadelphia Eagles

Team Needs: LB,OL

Tris’ Pick: Sean Witherspoon, OLB Missouri

Comment: It’s a toss-up here between Witherspoon and Sergio Kindle, but I think Witherspoon’s pro day has elevated his stock.

Breck’s Pick: Mike Iupati, OG Idaho

Comment: Andy Reid loves drafting lineman, and this draft is loaded with them. Iupati is a nasty, physical player that would easily slid into RG for the Eagles. Let’s face it the Andrews brothers are finished and I think the Birds sign a DE to help Trent Cole. DT, DB are also possibilities.

  • #25 pick: Baltimore Ravens

Team Needs: CB,WR

Tris’ Pick: Jermaine Gresham, TE Oklahoma

Comment: Now that the Ravens have traded for Boldin, the need at WR is a lot less. But look for Ozzie Newsome to add one more weapon for Joe Cool. Gresham will be the best player available anyway. Other consideration- Patrick Robinson, CB

Breck’s Pick: Jermaine Gresham, TE Oklahoma

Comment: WR was the top concern for this team, but after trading for Anquan Boldin and signing Donte Stallworth, the Ravens can focus their attention elsewhere. Why not keep adding weapons for QB Joe Flacco in Gresham. Heap is aging and L.J. Smith is not the answer.

  • #26 pick: Arizona Cardinals

Team Needs: LB,S,QB

Tris’ Pick: Sergio Kindle, LB Texas

Comment: Interesting draft this year for ARI, who will be rebuilding. They could take a QB here but I think there will be a few ‘project’ QBs laying around late in the 2nd round and the need to plug the holes left by Dansby and Rolle are greater.

Breck’s Pick: Sergio Kindle, DE/OLB Texas

Comment: With no premiere OT left, the Cardinals will turn their attention to their defense which faded late last season and has lost two major pieces in S Antrel Rolle and ILB Karlos Dansby. Kindle gives the teams an edge pass-rusher which should take some pressure off the secondary.

  • #27 pick: Dallas Cowboys

Team Needs: Not much

Tris’ Pick: Charles Brown, OT

Comment: Flozell Adams isn’t getting any younger and there’s no glaring holes elsewhere in Dallas. They could always keep adding depth at LB or DT.

Breck’s Pick: Sean Weatherspoon, OLB Missouri

Comment: The Cowboys could use some O-line help, but they have NEVER drafted an offensive lineman in the first round since Jerry Jones has been owner. LBs Ketih Brooking and Bradie James are rapidly aging and LB Bobby Carpenter could be released.

  • #28 pick: San Diego Chargers

Team Needs: RB, DB

Tris’ Pick: Jhavid Best, RB Cal

Comment: With LT gone, it’s the ‘Best’ fit for the Chargers. Could also draft a solid CB here to replace Antonio Cromartie

Breck’s Pick: Jonathan Dwyer, RB Georgia Tech

Comment: LaDanian Tomlinson is gone. Dwyer is a physical runner and fits nicely into the Chargers system complimenting Darren Sproles’ speed, should the Chargers keep him. RB should be the Bolt’s only concern with this pick.

  • #29 pick: New York Jets

Team Needs: DL,WR

Tris’ Pick: Jared Odrick, DT Penn State

Comment: Jets can go best available here, and Rex Ryan is a defensive-minded guy. I like the intensity of this guy and so will Rex and the Jets

Breck’s Pick: Golden Tate, WR Notre Dame

Comment: After trading for CB Antonio Cromartie, the Jets can turn their attention to adding more explosiveness on offense. Tate is the clear #2 WR in the draft and should help stretch the field with Braylon Edwards and Jerrico Cotchery.

  • #30 pick: Minnesota Vikings

Team Needs: LB,DB

Tris’ Pick: Patrick Robinson, CB

Comment: Vikes would like another big guy at DT but they have bigger needs here at CB, and Robinson fits the bill as one of the top CBs this year.

Breck’s Pick: Brian Price, DT UCLA

Comment: Price is a steal at this point in the draft. He is at time unblockable and with DT Pat Williams nearing retirement there is no better time to bring in his successor. The secondary is also of concern.

  • #31 pick: Indianapolis Colts

Team needs: OL

Tris’ Pick: Maurkice Pouncey, C/G Florida

Comment: Colts can go get the best available youth for their front line.

Breck’s Pick: Maurkice Pouncey, C/OG Florida

Comment: It’s no secret the Colts could use offensive line upgrades. Pouncey would start at RG right away and eventually replace C Jeff Saturday. DT is also a possibility.

  • #32 pick: NO Saints

Team Needs:  DB,LB

Tris’ Pick: Kyle Wilson, CB

Comment: If Sharper can’t be resigned, then the Saints run away with a steal at #32. Kyle Wilson. This kid had his own picture on the side of the Boise State team bus. Enough Said.

Breck’s Pick: Mark Herzlich, OLB Boston College

Comment: With LB Scott Fujita possibly going to Cleveland, the Saints will need a solid linebacker to replace him. Herzlich is a tackling machine. DE is also a possibility.


3 Responses to “Trust The Tris Mock Draft 1.0 (with guest mock) PT3/3”

  1. 1 John
    March 10, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Quick comment… but if the Saints pick Herzlich in the first round… that might be the story of the draft, right? Explosive tackler gets diagnosed with cancer, beats cancer, and becomes a first round pick? Sandy Bullock is already lobbying for the mom role in the upcoming movie…

  2. 2 Eric Herzlich
    March 11, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Mark is going to play at BC one more year and won’t be in the draft till 2011.

    • 3 John
      March 14, 2010 at 9:15 pm

      Thanks for the info!

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