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Mock Draft 1.2.10

Round 1A M Iupati OG Idaho

For those of you saying its to early to pick a guard you are wrong. I am praying Iupati is still on the board when we pick. I think he will rise up the boards just like Brandon Albert did a couple of years ago. I seem him moving to RT anyways.

Round 1B S Kindle OLB Texas

I think Kindle will work out well and solidify himself as a mid first rounder like Orakpo last year. You can never have enough pass rushers, Kindle and Smith should be able to generate pressure.

Round 2 Perrish Cox CB/PR Oklahoma State

Cox has good size and speed and can help us in the return game. I think Haden will be gone before we pick in the first and Cox should be good enough to at least start as a nickle back his rookie year.

Round 3 TJ Ward S Oregon

A good player that will give us some depth in a position that we are thin and lacking playmakers.

Round 4 Brandon Carter OG Texas Tech

Some character issues but that has never stopped Scot and Sing from drafting a player. A big mauler that I think can develop into a solid backup for us.

Round 5 Daryl Sharpton Miami

I like the way he plays look for him to be a special teamer possible backup for Spikes/Mckillop

Round 6 Kade Weston DT Georgia

A project NT that hopefully will develop we may eventually have to let Franklin go.

Round 7 A kicker

I don't follow prospects close enough to know which kicker we should take/be available. I like Nedney but a little concerned with his ability this year and injury.
[ Edited by joey82 on Jan 2, 2010 at 11:51 AM ]
Nice job. I wouldn't mind it
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Not bad. We could probably sign an undrafted kicker--there will be lots of those I'm sure.

I think 1a is too high for Iupati, but 1b wouldn't be. I do think he'll climb up the boards and will be gone by pick 25 if not sooner.
Iupati is my favorite player in this year's class. But even I think the 11th 12th pick is too high. Using on second 1st rounder seems more right. I also wouldn't make him play a position that we aren't sure about. We all know he will be a great guard. We don't know for sure if he can play tackle. Since we have a need at guard anyways, why move him to a position he isn't as experienced in?

As for Kindle, I think that's a terrible pick. Because he shouldn't be a 1st rounder due to his lack of productivity. There will be much better players than him available at that pick (15th or so).

Other than my nitpickings, good try.
Honestly I think we are probably picking around 14 and 18 this year.

I think we have to take Iupati if he is there. We are almost a lock to take an OT with our first pick just to give us flexibility with our second pick. I think Kindle will have a killer workout and rise up the boards. Yes, he productivity dropped this year but that was more due to constant double teams and blocking schemes to try and take him out of the game.
Iwould be happy and this draft would make us a better team.
Swap Kindle with Brandon Graham and it's a great start.
1A is to high for a guard. 1B may be too high for Kindle.
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I'm sorry, but if you like a guy like Iupati I don't see the big deal about taking him a few spots early, it's not like you can wait and he'll be there later. I agree with the pick. What's the difference between 11 and 18, a few slots? You can look back on many years and see a guy at 20 that gave you 10 production. When it comes to Oline, I don't think you can make that big a reach, it's a position that if you hit you are solidifed for a decade, maybe more. I like this draft. People can talk about Kindle's producion, but his numbers are down because he's taking on 2 and 3 guys. Look at the produciton of guys like Acho around him. Good job Joey.
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
1A is to high for a guard. 1B may be too high for Kindle.

That depends, Iupati may go that high to a team that projects him as a tackle, because he is certainly good enough to play tackle, and play it well. Honestly, I would take him in the teens regardless, I think he will be an excellent guard or tackle in the NFL for a long time.

I agree about Kindle, but who knows, some team (hopefully not us) may reach for him if he works out very well at the combine.
[ Edited by PA9erFaithful on Jan 2, 2010 at 2:26 PM ]
Originally posted by PA9erFaithful:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
1A is to high for a guard. 1B may be too high for Kindle.

That depends, Iupati may go that high to a team that projects him as a tackle, because he is certainly good enough to play tackle, and play it well.

I agree about Kindle, but who knows, some team (hopefully not us) may reach for him if he works out very well at the combine.

Maybe on Kindle. But I think it's more likely he is a 2nd rounder at the highest. I don't think Iupati is a natural Tackle. He projects better to Guard at the next level. He is more of a big maller than a guy with good feet quickness.
I am going to bold this first part because some of you think that 1A is too early to take a guard.

Brandon Albert was a guard that was drafted at 15 by the Chiefs who moved him to tackle.

Many on this board, myself included, think Iupati is a better prospect than Albert. Even if it is a touch too high you take the guy that you want when it is your pick.


Iupati will most likely be our RT if we draft him anyways.

I think we have to take an OL with our first pick to give us the option to trade our second pick. If we are lucky enough for Iupati to be on the board when we take our first pick (which will likely be in the mid teens) we need to take him and not hope he is there for our next pick which will likely be in the late teens.

As for Kindle, I know his production was down but if you watch the games he played he was being double teamed frequently. Look at how well Acho and Houston played this year on the Texas DL to see his impact. Brandon Graham will most likely not be on the board in the second half of the first round. We may have the choice between Kindle and Hughes but honestly I think Kindle is the better prospect.

As much as I would love for us to draft a shifty playmaking back that would double as a KR/PR I just don't see it after spending the third last year on Coffee. Cox gives us depth in the secondary and a returner.
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Originally posted by joey82:
I am going to bold this first part because some of you think that 1A is too early to take a guard.

Brandon Albert was a guard that was drafted at 15 by the Chiefs who moved him to tackle.

Many on this board, myself included, think Iupati is a better prospect than Albert. Even if it is a touch too high you take the guy that you want when it is your pick.


Iupati will most likely be our RT if we draft him anyways.

Albert is the highest drafted offensive guard ever, so he's a bit of a fluke.

Your point still stands--Iupati is probably the best guard to come out in years and I think he has far more upside than Albert (who has really struggled at LT this year). I think Iupati has the ability to play just about any position on the line.

If our first pick ends up being around #14 (which is seeming likely now) then I don't think Iupati is a reach there.
Originally posted by strickac:
Swap Kindle with Brandon Graham and it's a great start.

Originally posted by strickac:
Swap Kindle with Brandon Graham and it's a great start.

This kid is a straight beast.