This is my first attempt to mock the draft with just the non-playoff teams.
1 StL N. Suh, DT—Best prospect in years! Just too good to pass up.
2 Det A. Davis, OT—The Jason Smith of this class, seriously!
3 TB G. McCoy, DT—Tuff one here. It will be he or Berry.
4 Was S. Bradford, QB—Shanny takes his QB for the WCO.
5 KC E. Berry, S—Frickin’ lucky as other needs prevailed over BPA and dropped.
6 Sea J. Clausen, QB—They can get a franchise QB to succeed Matt.
7 Cle J. Haden, CB—Perfect for their horrible pass D.
8 Oak D. Morgan, DE—Time for an upgrade at pass rusher.
9 Buf R. Okung, OT—They count their lucky stars.
10 Den R. McClain, ILB—Perfect fit for Nolan’s 3-4, his new P-Willy
10 Jax C. Dunlop, DE—Rises back to top after combine and stays in Florida
12 Mia J. Pierre-Paul, DE—Either a DT or Pass rusher. They go with the latter.
13 SF T. Williams, OT—Count our lucky stars as we land one of the top 3 OTs.
14 Sea B. Campbell, OT—A franchise LT and a QB in one draft, damn!
15 NYG D. Williams, DT—Need some beef on that DL.
16F SF CJ Spiller, RB/RS—It was he or Dez at BPA. Need more explosive toys!
16F Ten D. Bryant, WR/RS—They now land that WR that can make a difference.
18 Pit E. Thomas, S—Shore up their secondary.
19 Atl B. Bulaga, OT—Another OT to protect Ryan
20 Hou T. Mays, S--Need help in the secondary.
This was a tuff mock to build. Det, Cle, Oak, and Jax are hard to pinpoint. I believe that it will play out somewhat like this. Also, I didn't include a possible prospect in Ryan Mallett, the redshirt soph from Arkansas. He could drive another top 10 player towards us from what I have been reading. Is he really a top 10 pick?
My true question marks are:
A Davis to Det--too high for the OT, I think not.
J Haden to Cle--could they go OT, DE or CB?
C Dunlop to Jax--Florida pass rusher with unlimited upside instead of Tebow, LOL
B. Bulaga to Atl--Do they need another top OT? Seems like they do.
CJ Spiller to SF--Really? Who else? E. Thomas? Hughes? Bryant? or Iupati?
However, I personally love the idea of having Iupati compete with Baas for LG starter. This way our OL will be like this:
RT-Williams, Boone :)
Now that is what I call some quality depth right there!!! Most likely than not, my final mock will have the top OT BPA at #13 and Iupati at #16/17. Just seems too good to be true. We actually could land the next Larry Allen...he seems just that good in what little I have seen so powerful with quick feet.
That is an OL that can do some serious damage. However, you all know my love fest for Maclin last year so I had to take the speed demon to be our RS and third down explosive option...just had to.
IMO, it will be either Iupati, Spiller, Bryant or E. Thomas, Hughes, Pierre-Paul or trade down on that second pick, lots of fun.
The bottom line is that we WILL draft our next ROT in the first, no doubt. It is that second one that keeps us guessing. I like it because we have the ability to take three potential starters with our first three picks.
I like our chances!