I wanted to bring back my second mock I did back in January as I see mocks now that resemble it. Given the recent fluctuations in positioning, I made only two changes with one in the second round and the other in the seventh. Otherwise, it is basically the same. Let me know what you guys think...I didn't want to create another thread just for this Mock, but it is my pre-Combine one for sure.
13 CJ Spiller, RB—Same
This pick stays the same as my original for now. The other picks here could be Haden, Bulaga, and McClain if they fall. Spiller is the TD maker, not playmaker. When did we have one of those? Someone who could take it to the house each time they touch it. He’s so elusive, quick and fast while being able to stop on a dime and make players miss. He can play RB/WR/KR/PR where the last two gives us so many advantages with field position, a ploy Coach S loves to use.
16/17 M. Iupati, OT/OG—Same
This pick also stays the same. He will be viewed as a versatile OL who can play G and T. Right now, he’s slated as an OL. When camp begins, Solari and Brown will know where to place him. He’s a mauler with great feet and long arms with strong hands, perfect for the mix-scheme with Zone we will use. He’s the best OL on the board so far more talented than any OL in the next rounds. At best, he becomes our RT and plays well there. At worse, he stays at LOG and becomes a Pro-Bowler. I like those odds. Yes, I am exaggerating. Others at this point: T. Williams, B. Graham, or D. Williams.
2nd Round D. McCourty, CB—Different
Kyle Wilson will be long gone by then as he’s moving quickly up the boards. Now, I still think this pick will be for the secondary who can contribute immediately in ST so McCourty it is. He’s a ST gunner and can immediately fight for the nickle and dime packages. He may not even be here when we pick, but we would definitely be sitting pretty in ST if he is. Others here: C. Jones, J. Hughes, B. Cox, K. Jackson, V. Ducasse, R. Sapp, and even Mt. Cody.
Round 3 K. Calloway, OT—Same
I think this round we land our starting RT because we will have some to choose from in Calloway, Veldheer, Saffold and maybe Fox. I remember so many mentioning and believing that the first round OTs are for LTs and not RTs. That depends on who you talk to. We land a pro-bowl caliber OG and now take an experienced RT who happens to play in the Zone scheme at Iowa. Wow, two OLs who are maulers with great feet to handle the movement of Zone, BONUS!!!! Solari and Brown are going to be besides themselves!
Round 4 K. Chancellor, SS—Same
Man, this draft is full of BIG safeties! I loved the way he played in the Shrine game and he had some hits that made you say “Wooooooooooo!” He would be able to learn from Lewis and immediately impact the STs. He also played ST at V. Tech. Again, McC gets great value and keeps getting bigger! He loves his fourth round safeties.
Round 5 B. Carter, OG—Same
- EAST-WEST SHRINE RISERS: OG Brandon Carter, Texas Tech: His 6-5, 326-pound is formidable, as are his all-over body tattoos, but Carter's strength and relatively quick feet (for his size) were as good live as they appeared on film. His strong punch off the snap will impress offensive line coaches, and he is able to get out to the second level.--Rob Lang Another mauler with quick feet. See a pattern? Again, McC goes super size and it gives us incredible depth while allowing Baas to walk next year. See ya! Oh, did I say he handle Suh during the season, too?
Round 6 B. Sharpe, DE/OLB—Same
Another tweener flying under the radar. Well, that’s because he’s a one-year wonder. He replaced Brandon Williams and did well as a JUCO transfer. He will provide some more bodies for ST and if he can’t cut it, he will go to PS for more development.
Round 7 T. Ivey, DT/NT—Different
Here we land a developmental player at NT at 340, 6’-4”. He will become a PS player with the intention to bring him up slowly. Eh, it’s the seventh round for Pete’s sake.
[ Edited by ninertico on Feb 23, 2010 at 14:17:59 ]