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Apr
10

Trust The Tris Mock 2.0- with a vengeance


Now that we’re less than 10 days from the Draft, I feel that it’s time to update my Mock Draft. There’s been a lot of movers and shakers since Mock 1.0, so let’s do this:

1. St Louis Rams- Sam Bradford, QB Oklahoma. How much clearer have the Rams made it now that they dropped Marc Bulger, that they are going to take a QB in this draft? Then again, in 05, Aaron Rodgers was projected to go 1st overall, and he fell to 24th. Anything can happen. (Mock 1.0- Bradford)

2. Detroit Lions- Russel Okung, OT Oklahoma St. Detroit was originally a French settlement, pronounced ‘Day-Twat’ and was primarily a port city. It’s the only major US city that looks South on Canada. Oh, and they need an O-Line if they want to protect their pretty boy franchise Q, even more so than the need for a DL. (Mock 1.0- Suh)

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Ndamukong Suh, DT Nebraska. That’s right, Clearwater, you’re gonna get your Suh, and his older sister too.  With Detroit looking like its gonna go with Okung the Hoss, the Bucs will get the next Warren Sapp. At least that’s what they’re hoping. (Mock 1.0- G. McCoy)

4. Washington Redskins- Trent Williams, OT Oklahoma. Is it scary how fast Trent Williams is flying up the boards? Some people have Williams ranked higher than Okung, and the Redskins know exactly what they need to do in this draft. Protect, protect, protect. (Mock 1.0- Okung)

5. Kansas City Chiefs- Bryan Bulaga, OT Iowa. No change here from my previous mock. The Chiefs must protect their investment in Matt Cassel, who was one of the most sacked QBs in the league last year. (Mock 1.0- Bulaga)

6. Seattle Seahawks- Gerald McCoy, DT Oklahoma. Here’s where McCoy stops skidding down the draft board. He won’t fall very far either way, and Seattle likes a D-Lineman now that they’ve lost a few to free agency.(Mock 1.0- trade to DEN, Dez Bryant)

7. Cleveland Browns- Eric Berry, S Tennessee. Trying to play catch-up to the rest of the teams in the AFC North isn’t going to be easy, but Holmgren & Co. have already done a pretty good job of weeding in Cleveland. Let’s see if the fruit can finally grow. This will be a step in the right direction with Berry.(Mock 1.0- Berry)

8. Oakland Raiders- Bruce Campbell, OT Maryland. Or will it be Dez Bryant? Or will it be Tim Tebow? Who knows with Al Davis anymore these days. One thing is for sure, the Raiders need an O-Line. Or do they need a D-Line? Or… (Mock 1.0- A.Davis)

9. Buffalo Bills- Anthony Davis, OT Rutgers. With a roster that resembles swiss cheese, the Bills sure have a lot of holes to fill. But Chan Gailey is an offense-minded guy and as passionate of a speech that George Edwards will make about drafting a D-Lineman, they need to complete that O-Line.  Jackson and Lynch need something to run behind. (Mock 1.0- Pierre-Paul)

10. Jacksonville Jaguars- Joe Haden, CB Florida. I think that the Jags have temporarily solved their pass rush problem with the signing of Aaron Kampman, and their next issue is trying to defend against the aerial attacks in the AFC South (Colts, Texans). They could also nab Dan Williams, who has risen fast on the boards lately. (Mock 1.0- Haden)

11. Denver Broncos- Rolando McClain, LB Alabama. The Broncos solved their problems at DT by signing Justin Bannan and Big Fat Jamal Williams, so now they look to nab the best linebacker in the draft to run their 3-4 Defense. (Mock 1.0- D.Williams)

12. Miami Dolphins-Sean Weatherspoon, LB Missouri. The Dolphins did answer their MLB questions when they signed Karlos Dansby, but Weatherspoon can play outside, and man does he have a high motor and a nose for the football. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Dan Williams go here also. (Mock 1.0- Mays)

13. San Fransisco 49ers- Mike Iupati, OG Idaho. Even defensive-minded Coach Singletary knows that the offensive line needs serious help. Iupati can play at multiple positions and can help the ‘9ers reach that next level. (Mock 1.0- T.Williams)

14. Seattle Seahawks- Jimmy Clausen, QB Notre Dame. He may not be here, in which case CJ Spiller makes the most sense, but even the trade for Charlie Whitehurst won’t stop Pete Carrol from putting his thumbprint on the Seahawks Dynasty at QB. (Mock 1.0- Clausen)

15. New York Giants- Sergio Kindle, LB Texas. With Rolando McClain long gone, the Giants still have their biggest need at LB. Kindle is a huge playmaker and has drawn comparisons to another Texas Linebacker, Brian Orapko. Should be fun watching the former teammates play against each other twice a year for a long, long time. (Mock 1.0- R.McClain)

16. Tennessee Titans- Derrick Morgan, DE Georgia Tech. The Titans would like to draft a DE here, and drafting someone that they can plug right in is key. They would love to draft Jason Pierre-Paul, but he is too much of a ‘project’ and as such could cost him in the draft. Morgan is almost a lock here to Nashville. (Mock 1.0- Morgan)

17. San Fransisco 49ers- Kyle Wilson, CB Boise State. The 49ers feel that they can win with Frank Gore and Glen Coffee, and so they pass on CJ Spiller to fill another pressing need- the press coverage need, that is. Wilson is arguably the best corner in the draft (in my opinion he is better than Haden) and the 49ers become legit with a much improved pass D. (Mock 1.0- Spiller)

18. Pittsburgh Steelers- Dez Bryant, WR Oklahoma St. The Steelers have a lot of picks and not a lot of roster space this year, so they may want to try and trade up to someone like Jacksonville, who could use some extra bargaining chips. But now that Santonio Holmes is gone, the Steelers are going to have to play catch-up to the Benglas and Ravens, who have vastly improved their receiving corps this offseason. Character issues may be a concern here and that could lead to a CB falling here instead. (Mock 1.0- Iupati)

19. Atlanta Falcons- Dan Williams, DT Tennessee. One thing is for sure- the Falcons need a pass rush. If Dan Williams falls this far, then watch out, this could be the steal of the draft. If he doesn’t fall, then Carlos Dunlap or Jason Pierre-Paul start to look much sexier here. (Mock 1.0- Dunlap)

20. Houston Texans- CJ Spiller, RB Clemson. A lot of uses for CJ Spiller. Kick returner now that Dunta Robinson is gone. RB now that Steve Slaton sucks.  Slot receiver since Kevin Walter always gets hurt. This guy is gonna create a lot of headaches for the AFC South’s so-so defenses. (Mock 1.0-E.Thomas)

21. Cincinatti Bengals- Jermaine Gresham, TE Oklahoma. The Bengals will most likely take the best available player here, and that could end up being Gresham. This will also give Cincy a legitimate middle-of-the-field threat who is deceptively fast for his huge size. I’m a little nervous. (Mock 1.0-Tate)

22. New England- Brandon Graham, DE/OLB Michigan. Graham will add so much to the Patriots D as long as they just let him sic the QB all game. He has the size to play DE and the speed to play OLB. The Patriots need to stay competitive on D to shut down the offensively weak AFC East. (Mock 1.0-Graham)

23. Green Bay Packers- Kareem Jackson, CB Alabama. The Pack still need an injection of youth in their O-Line, but that will have to wait. Jackson is getting a lot of hype around the league now and the Packers should bite on pass D. (Mock 1.0-B. Campbell)

24. Philadelphia Eagles- Taylor Mays, S USC. If the Eagles are known for one thing, it’s their playmakers. Taylor Mays worked extremely hard in the offseason, and his blazing time in the 40, along with obvious talent make this pick a no-brainer for Philly. OL is interesting here, too, but with a high 2nd-round pick, this can be addressed. (Mock 1.0-Weatherspoon)

25. Baltimore Ravens- Carlos Dunlap, DE Florida. The 6′-6″ freak of nature can inject some youth into the Ravens D-Line, and creates mismatches along with Haloti Ngata up front. CB is also a huge need, and Patrick Robinson could be higher on the Ravens’ board than people may think. (Mock 1.0-Gresham)

26. Arizona Cardinals- Jason Pierre-Paul, DE USF. I think that the Cards will roll the dice on this guy, which could pay off in a huge way, especially in the NFC West. Pierre-Paul has a lot of questions surrounding him coming out of college, but his athletic ability and huge potential are definitely not in question. Don’t forget that Earl Thomas is still available… (Mock 1.0-Kindle)

27. Dallas Cowboys- Earl Thomas, S Texas. The star of the Longhorns’ D becomes a star in the Big D after Jerry Jones pulls the trigger on the best D Backs in the draft. (Mock 1.0-C.Brown)

28. San Diego Chargers- Terrence Cody, DT Alabama Even though they still need RB, by the time that they draft again in the 2nd round, Cody will be long gone. And with the loss of Big Fat Jamal Williams, Cody can come in and become an instant space-eater. (Mock 1.0- Best)

29. New York Jets- Jared Odrick, DT Penn St. What else do the Jets have left to fill this offseason? They’ve made some fantastic moves to acquire some great players, and Odrick is going to serve as Rex Ryan’s new play toy. Watch out for the Jets. (Mock 1.0-Odrick)

30. Minnesota Vikings- Patrick Robinson, CB FSU. With the Vikings not needing too much, a playmaking CB is basically a nice parting gift in the back of the Draft for Minnesota. I wouldn’t be surprised if the drafted elsewhere, say, RB? But really they are a very complete team; as long as Grandpa Favre is still around, that is. (Mock 1.0-Robinson)

31. Indianapolis Colts- Maurkice Pouncey, G/C Florida. EVERYONE has him going to Indy, and so do I. The only other pressing need is CB, but all the good ones are scooped up except for Devin McCourty from Rutgers. But Pouncey will be a very nice addition. (Mock 1.0-Pouncey)

32. New Orleans Saints- Daryl Washington, LB TCU. I like the idea of Mad Scientist Sean Payton drafting Tim Tebow here, but that would just feel too warm and fuzzy. LB is a much greater need than QB/TE/RB. And look how long it took them to figure out what to do with a ‘college football superstar’ last time they drafted one in the first round. (Mock 1.0-K.Wilson)

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