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So I am doing a 4 round forum mock on a different site:



32 posters. 2 rounds in.


Round 1


1. Indianapolis - Andrew Luck - QB - Stanford
2. Washington (From St. Louis) - Robert Griffin III - QB - Baylor
3. Minnesota - Matt Kalil - T - USC
4. Cleveland - Justin Blackmon - WR - Oklahoma State
5. Tampa Bay - Morris Claiborne - CB - LSU
6. St. Louis (From Washington) - Riley Reiff - OT - Iowa
7. Jacksonville - Dre Kirkpatrick - CB - Alabama
8. Miami - Quinten Coples - DE - UNC
9. Carolina - Jonathan Martin - OT - Stanford
10. Buffalo - Trent Richardson - RB - Alabama
11. Kansas City - Luke Kuechly - LB - Boston College
12. Seattle - Courtney Upshaw - DE - Alabama
13. Arizona - Kendell Wright - WR - Baylor
14 Dallas - David DeCastro - OG - Stanford
15 Philadelphia - Michael Brockers - DT - LSU
16 NY Jets - Michael Floyd - WR - Notre Dame
17. Cincinnati - (from Oakland) - Devon Still - DT - Penn State
18. San Diego - Nick Perry - OLB - USC
19. Chicago - Janoris Jenkins - CB - North Alabama
20. Tennessee - Melvin Ingram - DE/OLB - South Carolina
21 Cincinnati - Peter Konz - C/G - Wisconsin
22 Cleveland - (from Atlanta) - Cordy Glenn - G/T - Georgia
23. Detroit - Alfonzo Dennard - CB - Nebraska
24 Pittsburgh - Dontari Poe - DT - Memphis
25. Denver - D'ante Hightower - LB - Alabama
26. Houston - Alshon Jeffery - WR - South Carolina
27 New England - (from New Orleans) - Mark Barron - S - Alabama
28 Green Bay - Whitney Mercilus - OLB - Illinois
29. Baltimore - ILB Vontaze Burfict - ILB- Arizona State
30. San Francisco - Andre Branch - OLB - Clemson
31. New York Giants - Lamar Miller - RB - Miami
32. New England - Mohamed Sanu - WR- Rutgers


Round 2

33. St. Louis - Fletcher Cox - DT - Mississippi State
34. Indianapolis - Mike Adams - OT - Ohio State
35. Minnesota - Chase Minnefield - CB - Virginia
36. Tampa Bay - Zach Brown - LB - UNC
37. Cleveland - David Wilson - RB - Va Tech
38. Jacksonville - Zebrie Sanders - OT- FSU
39. St. Louis (from Washington)- Brandon Thompson - DT - Clemson
40. Carolina - Kelechi Osemele - OG - Iowa St.
41. Buffalo - Stephon Gilmore - CB - South Carolina
42. Miami (Bigfin) - Dwayne Allen - TE - Clemson
43. Seattle - Nick Foles - QB - Arizona
44. Kansas City - Ryan Tannehill - QB - Texas A&M
45. Dallas - Jerrell Worthy - DT - Michigan State
46. Philadelphia - Lavonte David - LB - Nebraska
47. New York Jets - Vinny Curry - OLB/DE - Marshall
48. New England (from Oakland) - Jared Crick - DE - Nebraska
49. San Diego - Kevin Zeitler - G -Wisconsin
50. Chicago - Brandon Washington - G - Miami, Fla
51. Philadelphia (from Arizona) - Colby Fleener - TE - Stanford
52. Tennessee - Alameda Ta'amu - NT - Washington
53. Cincinnati - Bobby Wagner - LB - Utah State
54. Detroit - Bobbie Massie - OT- Ole Miss
55. Atlanta - Ronnell Lewis - OLB - Oklahoma
56. Pittsburgh - Nate Potter - OT - Boise State
57. Denver - Jayron Hosley - CB - Virginia Tech
58. Houston - Josh Chapman - NT - Alabama
59. New Orleans - Sean Spence - LB - Miami
60. Green Bay - Billy Winn - DE -Boise State
61. Baltimore - Mike Brewster - C- Oho State
62. San Francisco - Brandon Boykin - CB - Georgia
63. New York Giants - Orson Charles - TE - Georgia
64. New England -

I am doing this thing with the assumption that Rogers and Brooks leave but we re-sign Goldson, Smith, Morgan, Ginn and Snyder. I was hoping Jeffery fell to us but nope.

So I went with who I think will replace Ahmad Brooks who leaves in free agency. Branch is an Aldon Smith clone. 6'4, 260. Good against the run. Nice burst off the edge. Good motor. Good team-mate. Long arms. An outside pass rushing duo of Aldon Smith/Andre Branch could be deadly. There was no-one else of value. I tried swinging a trade to move down for Phillies 51st and 3rd round but the clock started and no more trades were allowed.

Here was my original proxie list for round 1:

CB- Janoris Jenkins
C- Peter Konz
OG- Cordy Glenn
OLB- Nick Perry
OLB- Melvin Ingram
CB- Alfonzo Dennard

When all these guys were picked, I considered OT Mike Adams to play RT then we could slide Anthony Davis inside to guard. But, I am hearing rumblings about how the team is crediting Adam Snyder for Anthony Davis's progression this year. He is constantly teaching him and even talking to him about assingments right out of the huddle. I considered Sanu but this draft is very deep at WR and I think we sign a good WR.

As for round two:

I really like this draft so far. I need a WR or two, a DE and a RB but this draft is DEEP at WR. Boykin is a little on the short side but he plays bigger and showed at the Senior Bowl that he can cover the big receivers and made Juron Criner's life miserablein practices. He has elite speed (4.35-40) and is one of the best kick returners in the draft. Once he gets his hands on the ball it's lights out. Plus, he is a team leader and a good person. There are no character question marks with this kid. He just likes playing ball.

My proxies for round 2 were:

1- Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia
2- Kendall Reyes, DE/DT, Connecticut
3- Juron Criner WR, Arizona
4- Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina

01/09/12 - 2011 PAUL HORNUNG AWARD WINNER: Georgia senior cornerback/return specialist Brandon Boykin has been named the 2011 Paul Hornung Award winner as the nation's most versatile player, according to an announcement by the Louisville Sports Commission and Paul Hornung on Monday morning. Boykin topped Arkansas' Joe Adams, Oregon's LaMichael James and Toledo's Eric Page for the honor in the award's second year. Boykin will now be honored on Feb. 2 at the Galt House in downtown Louisville during the annual Paul Hornung Award banquet. Bulldog head coach Mark Richt has witnessed Boykin be one of his defensive anchors since his sophomore season in 2009 as he started 38 career games for Georgia, including the last 22 in a row. "There are not many players who have the skill sets Brandon possesses and he's certainly the model of what the Hornung Award represents," said Richt. "I wish I had three of him. He could start on offense, defense, and special teams. He's an outstanding person as well, a great leader, and a great Georgia man. We have been blessed to have him as a Georgia Bulldog." The Fayetteville, Ga., native was a second team All-Southeastern Conference selection by the league coaches and a Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist in 2011 after recording 55 tackles, including 11 tackles for loss, three interceptions, two forced fumbles and a safety. A threat in the return game as well, Boykin added 850 kickoff return yards and 180 punt return yards. Boykin is also the only player in SEC history with three 100-yard plays of any kind. - Georgia football


01/26/12 - 2012 SENIOR BOWL THURSDAY: Georgia's Brandon Boykin stood out at Wednesday's practice, flashing his elite-level quickness and athleticism. However, what was most encouraging to see was his aggressiveness at the line of scrimmage, getting physical with receivers off the snap and working hard to make them as uncomfortable as possible. Boykin was a bit grabby at times and needs to stay disciplined or he'll attract penalties at the next level, but it was a positive sign that scouts wanted to see with the former Bulldog speedster. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
i really don't know much about Branch. I need to read up more about him and check out some video. But can he come in and start from day one? B/c they still aren't sure is Aldon will be able to play OLB. They might have to sign a veteran if Brooks walks. I hope Boykins is there in the 2nd round.
[ Edited by lamontb on Feb 1, 2012 at 12:37 PM ]
Love the Boykins pick. I definitely see him being a steal in this draft to whomever picks him up. Yes he's short, but the dude can flat out ball.

I understand the Branch pick, I haven't seen him play much so can't judge if I want us to pick him or not. If we do get a WR FA, then I'll be okay with this since Brooks is gone. If we resign brooks, we should definitely consider reaching on a WR or even Fleener, who I think could open up this offense to a disgustingly high level.
Originally posted by Crazy49er1313:
Love the Boykins pick. I definitely see him being a steal in this draft to whomever picks him up. Yes he's short, but the dude can flat out ball.

I understand the Branch pick, I haven't seen him play much so can't judge if I want us to pick him or not. If we do get a WR FA, then I'll be okay with this since Brooks is gone. If we resign brooks, we should definitely consider reaching on a WR or even Fleener, who I think could open up this offense to a disgustingly high level.

Exactly, This was my thinking. I had to do this thing under the consideration that Brooks and Rogers bolt for greener pastures. Even if Rogers stays, the NFL is turning into a passing league and most of the teams throw out 3 or 4 WR's more than half the time. Rogers/Brown/Culliver/Boykin/Brock would be arguably the best set of CB's in the league.

I think we get a WR in free agency regardless and I don't want a 1st round WR anyways.

If Brooks and Rogers stay I think I would be happy with:

1- TE- Coby Fleener
2- WR- Joe Adams or CB- Brandon Boykin

Even if Brooks stays, Branch would be a nice pick. Haralson is steady but he can be upgraded on quite easilty. A rotation of Ahmad Brooks/Aldon Smith/Andre Branch would be deadly. Much like Pittsburg's with Woodley/Harrison/Worilds

You can never have enough top pass rushers and corners in this league these days.

These things are hard to do not knowing who we sign/re-sign.
[ Edited by SteveYoung on Feb 1, 2012 at 12:14 PM ]
Originally posted by SteveYoung:
Originally posted by Crazy49er1313:
Love the Boykins pick. I definitely see him being a steal in this draft to whomever picks him up. Yes he's short, but the dude can flat out ball.

I understand the Branch pick, I haven't seen him play much so can't judge if I want us to pick him or not. If we do get a WR FA, then I'll be okay with this since Brooks is gone. If we resign brooks, we should definitely consider reaching on a WR or even Fleener, who I think could open up this offense to a disgustingly high level.

Exactly, This was my thinking. I had to do this thing under the consideration that Brooks and Rogers bolt for greener pastures. Even if Rogers stays, the NFL is turning into a passing league and most of the teams throw out 3 or 4 WR's more than half the time. Rogers/Brown/Culliver/Boykin/Brock would be arguably the best set of CB's in the league.

I think we get a WR in free agency regardless and I don't want a 1st round WR anyways.

If Brooks and Rogers stay I think I would be happy with:

1- TE- Coby Fleener
2- WR- Joe Adams or CB- Brandon Boykin

Even if Brooks stays, Branch would be a nice pick. Haralson is steady but he can be upgraded on quite easilty. A rotation of Ahmad Brooks/Aldon Smith/Andre Branch would be deadly. Much like Pittsburg's with Woodley/Harrison/Worilds

You can never have enough top pass rushers and corners in this league these days.

These things are hard to do not knowing who we sign/re-sign.
True even if Brooks stays the OLB position is still extremely thin and needs to be addressed some point in the draft.
Made my 3rd round pick: Brian Quick - WR - Appalachian State 6'3 (1/2) and a chiseled 222. Great hands and catches everything in site. He could be a real keeper and a nice redzone threat.

I had a couple other guys in mind but I think Quick's whole package is better than the other guys I was considering.

I like it so far.

30- Andre Branch - OLB - Clemson 6'5, 260
62- Brandon Boykin - CB/KR - Georgia 5'10, 183
93- Brian Quick - WR - Appalachian State 6'4, 222



01/23/12 - 2012 SENIOR BOWL MONDAY: A few uncharacteristic drops from Appalachian State's Brian Quick late in Monday's practice dampened an otherwise strong initial showing from the FCS All-American. Quick, who measured in at a chiseled 6-3 (and a 1/2) and 222 pounds Monday morning was the early star among receivers. Though not sudden off the line of scrimmage, his long-strides help him to quickly eat up the cushion and he showed terrific hand-eye coordination making several impressive catches out of some poor throws. Quick, in fact, arguably made the catch of the day when he snatched a quick out thrown high and wide by Moore. Quick used every bit of his height and long arms to pull the ball down while dragging both feet in bounds to secure the catch. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

01/23/12 - 2012 SENIOR BOWL WEIGH-IN IMPRESSIONS: Perhaps the most significant element of the weigh-in proceedings is simply comparing the so-called "small school" prospects to the BCS players. Fortunately for Appalachian State wide receiver Brian Quick, Furman cornerback Ryan Steed, Massachusetts H-back/fullback Emil Igwenagu and Cal Poly cornerback Asa Jackson, their impressive physiques certainly passed the eye-ball test as legitimate pro prospects. Quick, in fact, was one of the more physically impressive players on either roster. He measured in at 6-3 (1/2) and a rock-solid 222 pounds. His 33 1/2 inch arms were only slighter shorter than North Carolina's Dwight Jones (33 5/8) and Texas A&M's Jeff Fuller (34 1/8) -- two receivers who have generated a great deal more national attention than Quick. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
[ Edited by SteveYoung on Feb 2, 2012 at 6:26 AM ]
I dont like it, mainly because our need at Lb isnt that great and WR is.Even if we lose Brooks, Parys and Aldon will start so at best we got a backup LBer as our 1st round pick. I dont know Boykins well but if you dont take a wr Sanu in the 1st you must in the 2nd. Its just not good to me Im glad ur not our gm. Branch looks like a good prospect but instant need at that position is Sanu.
Originally posted by OtisDriftwood:
I dont like it, mainly because our need at Lb isnt that great and WR is.Even if we lose Brooks, Parys and Aldon will start so at best we got a backup LBer as our 1st round pick. I dont know Boykins well but if you dont take a wr Sanu in the 1st you must in the 2nd. Its just not good to me Im glad ur not our gm. Branch looks like a good prospect but instant need at that position is Sanu.

Brooks and Haralson were our starters last year but we spent the 7th overall on a linebacker.

Now this year it looks like Aldon and Haralson are our starters but it's not Ok to spend the 30th on a linebacker?

Im glad YOU aren't our GM for the simple fact that you dont think OLB is a need if we lose Brooks. That pretty much sums our post up.
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Originally posted by SteveYoung:
Originally posted by Crazy49er1313:
Love the Boykins pick. I definitely see him being a steal in this draft to whomever picks him up. Yes he's short, but the dude can flat out ball.

I understand the Branch pick, I haven't seen him play much so can't judge if I want us to pick him or not. If we do get a WR FA, then I'll be okay with this since Brooks is gone. If we resign brooks, we should definitely consider reaching on a WR or even Fleener, who I think could open up this offense to a disgustingly high level.

Exactly, This was my thinking. I had to do this thing under the consideration that Brooks and Rogers bolt for greener pastures. Even if Rogers stays, the NFL is turning into a passing league and most of the teams throw out 3 or 4 WR's more than half the time. Rogers/Brown/Culliver/Boykin/Brock would be arguably the best set of CB's in the league.

I think we get a WR in free agency regardless and I don't want a 1st round WR anyways.

If Brooks and Rogers stay I think I would be happy with:

1- TE- Coby Fleener
2- WR- Joe Adams or CB- Brandon Boykin

Even if Brooks stays, Branch would be a nice pick. Haralson is steady but he can be upgraded on quite easilty. A rotation of Ahmad Brooks/Aldon Smith/Andre Branch would be deadly. Much like Pittsburg's with Woodley/Harrison/Worilds

You can never have enough top pass rushers and corners in this league these days.

These things are hard to do not knowing who we sign/re-sign.

dude even if we add fleener we have way bigger wholes to fill than add a te for harbaughs plays. fleener wont touch the field 80% of the time=waste of pick!!!!
Originally posted by fan49:
dude even if we add fleener we have way bigger wholes to fill than add a te for harbaughs plays. fleener wont touch the field 80% of the time=waste of pick!!!!

Go back and check how many snaps Delanie Walker was on the field as a 2nd TE. Then come back and say how big of an impact Fleener would make. Or save some time and watch a New England Patriots game and their two TE's.
Originally posted by SteveYoung:
Made my 3rd round pick: Brian Quick - WR - Appalachian State 6'3 (1/2) and a chiseled 222. Great hands and catches everything in site. He could be a real keeper and a nice redzone threat.

I had a couple other guys in mind but I think Quick's whole package is better than the other guys I was considering.

I like it so far.

30- Andre Branch - OLB - Clemson 6'5, 260
62- Brandon Boykin - CB/KR - Georgia 5'10, 183
93- Brian Quick - WR - Appalachian State 6'4, 222



01/23/12 - 2012 SENIOR BOWL MONDAY: A few uncharacteristic drops from Appalachian State's Brian Quick late in Monday's practice dampened an otherwise strong initial showing from the FCS All-American. Quick, who measured in at a chiseled 6-3 (and a 1/2) and 222 pounds Monday morning was the early star among receivers. Though not sudden off the line of scrimmage, his long-strides help him to quickly eat up the cushion and he showed terrific hand-eye coordination making several impressive catches out of some poor throws. Quick, in fact, arguably made the catch of the day when he snatched a quick out thrown high and wide by Moore. Quick used every bit of his height and long arms to pull the ball down while dragging both feet in bounds to secure the catch. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

01/23/12 - 2012 SENIOR BOWL WEIGH-IN IMPRESSIONS: Perhaps the most significant element of the weigh-in proceedings is simply comparing the so-called "small school" prospects to the BCS players. Fortunately for Appalachian State wide receiver Brian Quick, Furman cornerback Ryan Steed, Massachusetts H-back/fullback Emil Igwenagu and Cal Poly cornerback Asa Jackson, their impressive physiques certainly passed the eye-ball test as legitimate pro prospects. Quick, in fact, was one of the more physically impressive players on either roster. He measured in at 6-3 (1/2) and a rock-solid 222 pounds. His 33 1/2 inch arms were only slighter shorter than North Carolina's Dwight Jones (33 5/8) and Texas A&M's Jeff Fuller (34 1/8) -- two receivers who have generated a great deal more national attention than Quick. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com


I would be on board with those picks. I was worried about our receiver need until you took Quick in round 3. I love the pick. He might be a little raw, but maybe he can develop into a big time player. love the pick.

Our 3rd round pick is number 93 I think. That is in the neiborhood of where we took our last big time receiver 16 years ago with the 89th pick in 1996.



Brian Quick is even about the same size as T.O. 6-3 and a chiseled 220+. I'm not saying Quick is going to be the next T.O., shoot, he may not even become a 49er (talk about getting ahead of yourself lol), but one can dream, right?
[ Edited by GorefullBore on Feb 2, 2012 at 7:39 PM ]
I got TY Hilton in the 4th. I think he is a steal here considering he is the 2nd best slot receiver available IMO and a great return man. I dont feel as bad for losing out on Joe Adams now.

30- Andre Branch - OLB - Clemson 6'5, 260
62- Brandon Boykin - CB/KR - Georgia 5'10, 183
93- Brian Quick - WR - Appalachian State 6'4, 222
125- TY Hilton - WR/KR - Florida Int. 5'10, 185
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