The rest of the draft is very unpredictable. People you think are going to go in the first round sometimes don’t even get drafted in the first day. Ouch! How would you like to sit there thinking you have a huge 1st rounder’s payday coming and you get taken in the 4th round. Well, it could happen this year. Here is the rest of my mock draft.
#11 Denver Broncos: Rolando McClain, LB Alabama
McClain is a physical play-maker, perfect fit for Denver to build around for the next decade.
#12 Miami Dolphins:Earl Thomas, FS Texas
A Play making free safety is what Miami needs.
#13 San Francisco 49er’s: C.J. Spiller, RB Clemson
Explosive player, would instantly upgrade special teams and add a punch to the running game.
#14 Jacksonville Jaguars (aquired in “predicted” trade): Derrick Morgan, DE Georgia Tech
Some value USF prospect Pierre-Paul higher, but I would draft for consistency, Morgan is certainly consistent.
#15 New York Giants: Sean Weatherspoon, LB Missouri
Giants need a middle linebacker and with McClain already selected, Weatherspoon becomes the best option.
#16 Tennessee Titans: Joe Haden, CB Florida
Titans need secondary help, Haden falls far enough for the Titans to scoop him up.
#17 San Francisco 49er’s: Mike Iupati, OT Idaho
49er’s should be able to improve their running game and their offensive line during this draft. Iupati knows how to “move furniture” and will be a physical presence at right tackle for the next decade.
#18 Pittsburgh Steelers: Maurkice Pouncey, C Florida
Save pick here as the Steelers need youth in the line to bring back the running game.. Oh, and Ben, just stay home and rent some Netflix.
#19 Atlanta Falcons: Kyle Wilson, CB Boise State
A gamble pick for the Falcons on a otherwise solid core.
#20 Houston Texans: Taylor Mays, S USC
The Texans have the 30th ranked running game, but besides Spiller, I don’t think an elite RB exists in this class. Mays will help sew up a very good Texans secondary.
#21 Cincinnati Bengals: Jermaine Gresham, TE Oklahoma
Carson Palmer needs a new toy and the Bengals need a player like Gresham to take pressure off their WR core.
#22 New England Patriots: Golden Tate, WR Notre Dame
Wes Welker is coming off a blown knee, Randy Moss is… well he is Randy Moss, so you never know how is attitude will be.
#23 Green Bay Packers: Sergio Kindle, LB Texas
Packers are blessed that Kindle fell this far to them.
#24 Philadelphia Eagles Bruce Campbell OT Maryland
Campbell had a freakish performance at the NFL Combine. Underrated player to say the least.
#25 Baltimore Ravens:Devin McCourty, CB Rutgers
No excuses for the Ravens next year on offense with the addition of Boldin at WR. McCourty is a talented player and will be a top flight NFL CB.
#27 Dallas Cowboys: Jared Odrick, DE Penn State
Look for the Cowboys to draft defense early and look for offensive parts in the later rounds.
#28 San Diego Chargers: Ryan Matthews, RB Fresno State
LT is gone and San Diego needs to draft a RB. Spiller is long off the board at this point. Matthews is a solid pick up here.
#29 New York Jets: Jerry Hughes, DE/LB TCU
Hughes fits Ryans 3-4 scheme like a glove.
#30 Minnesota Vikings: Patrick Robinson, CB Florida State
Vikings need to pick up another CB due to injury concerns in their secondary, Robinson is the best available at this point.
#31 Indianapolis Colts: Charles Brown, OT USC
When your GM calls out the offensive line after the Superbowl you know what is coming on draft day. Brown is the best available at this point.
#32 New Orleans Saints: Carlos Dunlap, DE Florida
Dunlap cost himself a ton of money with his personal issues and his spotty play for the Gators last year. New Orleans released a DE so Dunlap fills the need and is a value steal this late.
There it is.. All laid out in black for you. Like it? Hate it? Voice your views below!