This is the first Mock Draft I have done for Blogging Dirty and it was honestly the most fun I have had. There are a lot of options for the Falcons at #19, but one thing that is certain is we will definitely be in a position to grab a DE/LB type player who can make an immediate impact. That’s great news for Falcons fans and bad news for the rest of the NFL.
Now, onto the picks!PickTeamPlayer SelectedPlayer’s PositionPlayer’s SchoolAnalysis
Unless there is a last-minute surprise, the Rams will take Bradford and try to resurrect the “Greatest Show on Turf”.
The Lions most glaring need is at cornerback, but McCoy is too good to pass up at #2.
A huge hole at wide receiver, but the D-line talent is too great this early. They’ll take whoever the Lions pass up.
McNabb will welcome Okung with open arms.
|5.||Brian Bulaga||Offensive Tackle||Iowa||If for some reason the Skins pass on Okung, then he’s the pick. Otherwise. the Chiefs get Bulaga.|
|6.||Eric Berry||Safety||Tennessee||With the top two tackles off the board, the Hawks grab the best available player with this Ed Reed clone.|
|7.||Dez Bryant||Wide Receiver||Oklahoma State||The Browns need instant offense. Bryant will provide that if they can find someone to get him the ball.|
|8.||Trent Williams||Offensive Tackle||Oklahoma||While some have him going to the Seahawks, I think the Raiders gladly snatch him up as they continue try and groom Jamarcus Russell.|
|9.||Anthony Davis||Offensive Tackle||Rutgers||The Bills offense needs a lot of help and this is the spot where they shore up the offensive line.|
|10.||Earl Thomas||Safety||Texas||Jacksonville finished near the bottom of the league in pass defense and Earl Thomas is a great “need” pick.|
|11.||Rolando McClain||Interior Linebacker||Alabama||If the Broncos move Brandon Marshall, then this pick would obviously change, but an inside linebacker is the right call at #11.|
|12.||Taylor Mays||Safety||Southern California||The Dolphins biggest need is at WR, but with limited talent at this spot, Taylor Mays is the best choice to help a 24th ranked pass defense.|
|13.||Joe Haden||Cornerback||Florida||The Niners fill one of their biggest needs with the Florida corner.|
|14.||(From Denver)||Derrick Morgan||Defensive End||Georgia Tech||The Seahawks, with their 2nd pick in the 1st round, shore up another need by selecting Derrick Morgan. The Seahawks pass rush was near the bottom of the league last year.|
|15.||Dan Williams||Defensive Tackle||Tennessee||The Giants could go Middle Linebacker here, but Williams provide the best value and adds another D-Line presence to the Giants front four.|
|16.||(From Carolina)||Jason Pierre-Paul||Defensive End||South Florida||Vandenbosch is 31 years old and Pierre-Paul is a perfect insurance policy.|
|17.||Brandon Graham||Outside Linebacker||Michigan||This will be an odd selection for the 49ers but I feel with their second pick in the first round, Singletary won’t be able to pass up this defensive beast.|
|18.||Kareem Jackson||Cornerback||Alabama||The Steelers fill their biggest need (Besides keeping Big Ben out of college bars) by drafting Alabama’s Jackson.|
|19.||Sergio Kindle||Outside Linebacker||Texas||With Morgan and Graham off the board, the Falcons grab Kindle. He is the perfect DD/OLB hybrid the Falcons are looking for and will make an immediate impact on a defense that recorded only 28 sacks last season. If the Falcons don’t go defense with this pick, it would be a huge shock.|
|Running Back||Clemson||The Texans biggest need is CB, but Spiller will be too tempting to pass up at the #20 pick.|
|Tight End||Oklahoma||The Bengals absolutely need a TE. Gresham is the best one in this year’s draft. It’s a match made in Cincinnati.|
|22.||Demaryius Thomas||Wide Receiver||Georgia Tech||With Moss getting older and Welker’s injury future uncertain, the Pats will add some insurance for Tom Brady.|
|23.||Kyle Wilson||Cornerback||Boise State||Wilson is the 2nd best corner on the board and can return punts for the Pack.|
|24.||Devin McCourty||Cornerback||Rutgers||The Eagles might go with Sean Weatherspoon here, but McCourty is a dynamic playmaker who will fit in nicely with the Eagles personnel.|
|25.||Patrick Robinson||Cornerback||Florida State||The Ravens finish the 3-man run on cornerbacks with the Florida State DB.|
|26.||Sean Weatherspoon||Outside Linebacker||Missouri||Offensive line helps would be the biggest need, but Weatherspoon still on the board at #26 is a steal for this Cardinals defense.|
|27.||Mike Iupati||Guard||Idaho||He’s drawn comparisons to Larry Allen so it’s only fitting he goes to the Cowboys.|
|28.||Ryan Mathews||Running Back||Fresno State||A terrific counterpoint to the diminutive Darren Sproles, the Chargers would be wise to take Mathews here.|
|29.||Everson Griffen||Defensive End||Southern California||Rex Ryan loves him some defense with his DE’s getting up there in age, Griffen will slide into either position.|
|30.||Maurkice Pouncey||Center||Florida||Pouncey is an incredible athlete and a tremendous value pick at #30.|
|31.||Jared Odrick||Defensive Tackle||Penn State||Odrick will shore up a defensive pass rush that can disappear at times.|
|32.||Jerry Hughes||Outisde Linebacker||Texas Christian||With their offense obviously set, the champs go for defense with the last pick in the first round.|
What are your thoughts? Am I insane? Or just the right amount of sane? Let me know which players I got right and which ones I completely missed.