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v2 First-round Mock Draft after a week of (3/16)

OK. Made some big changes. With Holmgren coming out and saying McCoy is the quarterback for 2012, they go with Trent Richardson. That sets off a wave of changes, followed by Blackmon going to Tampa for an all-world WR Corps that will make Freeman a pro bowler. At the end of the First Round, John Harbaugh ends up taking Fleener in Baltimore, so Konz lands in our plate at #30.


1. Indianapolis (2-14) - Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford - No explanation needed.

2. Washington - from St. Louis (2-14) - Robert Griffin, QB, Baylor - No explanation needed.

3. Minnesota (3-13) - Matt Kalil, OT, USC - No explanation needed

4. Cleveland (4-12) - Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama - Holmgren has committed to McCoy at QB, refuses to take WRs this high, and Richardson is the best RB prospect in a while (also Hillis is gone). They could go with Claiborne, but the cost to keep him and Haden long-term is very, very high.

5. Tampa Bay (4-12) - Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State - I don't know why people don't see it: Jackson, Blackmon, Williams, Benn? Damn bro. Freemen is going to look awesome. Another way to look at it is that since V-Jax is 30, they shouldn't have a problem keeping him and Blackmon together long-term -- V-Jax won't get another big contract at 35, and could lose a step between then and now. Also, everyone says they're going BPA, and Blackmon is BPA

6. St. Louis - from Washington (5-11) - Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU - More and more mock drafts have this as the pick. Fisher is a defensive backs coach by pedigree, and the Rams secondary is terrible. Furthermore, with picks #33 and #39, they can get excellent value at WR and OT. Claiborne is also BPA.

7. Jacksonville (5-11) - Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa - Gotta keep Henne and Gabbert upright. Already signed a WR in FA.

8. Miami (6-10) - Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M. Reuinited with Sherman -- assumes that Flynn signs with Seattle or somewhere else.

9. Carolina (6-10) - Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis - Rivera gets a beast to clog up the middle and dominate...if he can get the effort out of him.

10. Buffalo (6-10) - Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame - With Mario williams signed, Fitzpatrick gets a second Stud WR on the outside.

11. Kansas City (7-9) - Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford - good value here for Pioli.

12. Seattle (7-9) - Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina - Big pass-rusher

13. Arizona (8-8) - Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina

14. Dallas (8-8) - David DeCastro, G, Stanford - Grrr, Cowboys sign one of my favorite players.

15. Philadelphia (8-8) - Luke Kuechly, ILB, Boston College - Philly would rather take a MLB in the 2nd or 3rd round, but Free Agency hasn't netted them a MLB, so they need somebody that can start as a rookie

16. New York Jets (8-8) - Courtney Upshaw, DE/OLB, Alabama - Upgrade at pass-rush, too early for WR Kendall Wright.

17. Cincinnati - from Oakland (8-8) - Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama - big need for Cincy

18. San Diego (8-8) - Mark Barron, SS, Alabama - big need for them. Too soon for an OT

19. Chicago (8-8) - Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State - huge steal for The Chicago Bears here. WR needs met with Marshall trade

20. Tennessee (9-7) - Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama - Replaces Finnegan

21. Cincinnati* (9-7) - Cordy Glenn, G, Georgia - Nice RG pickup.

22. Cleveland - from Atlanta* (10-6) - Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech - great potential for Mcccoy

23. Detroit* (10-6) - David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech - need a running game

24. Pittsburgh* (12-4) - Dont'a Hightower, ILB, Alabama - a very steeler move

25. Denver* (8-8) - Devon Still, DT, Penn State - big body up front. Interior DL is much weaker than the edge rushers

26. Houston* (10-6) - Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois - Replacement for Mario Williams

27. New England - from New Orleans* (13-3) - Nick Perry, DE/OLB, USC - Pass rush need

28. Green Bay* (15-1) - Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina - Packers freshen up the secondary

29. Baltimore* (12-4) - Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford - John scouted his brother's old team, land a weapon at Tight end after seeing what the Pats did to them in the Champtionsip game.

30. San Francisco* (13-3) - Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin - Starts at Guard as a rookie, slides over to Center later on...or he beats Goodwin for a job outright (unlikely).

31. New England* (13-3) - Michael Brockers, DE/DT, LSU - a Second man up front!

32. New York Giants* (9-7) - Kendall Wright, WR/KR, Baylor - Replacement for Manningham.
I think Cleveland goes with Blackmon and Tampa with Richardson. So now in this scenario Cleveland gets Blackmon and Hill for McCoy to throw to

Based on reports it seems like Miami is gonna make a huge push for Flynn so I dont see them taking Tannehill and they just lost Marshall so I could see them going after Floyd there.

I definitely see the argument for us taking Konz there at 30 but If Wright drops that far and we dont take him im gonna punch 1000 babies in their face.
[ Edited by valrod33 on Mar 16, 2012 at 9:12 AM ]
Originally posted by valrod33:
I think Cleveland goes with Blackmon and Tampa with Richardson. So now in this scenario Cleveland gets Blackmon and Hill for McCoy to throw to

Based on reports it seems like Miami is gonna make a huge push for Flynn so I dont see them taking Tannehill and they just lost Marshall so I could see them going after Floyd there.

I definitely see the argument for us taking Konz there at 30 but If Wright drops that far and we dont take him im gonna punch 1000 babies in their face.

Richardson is a once-a-decade running back prospect; Blackmon is not a once-a-decade WR prospect. Also, there is much more WR value at 22 than RB.

Flynn is probably going to sign with Seattle today. Tannehill's College coach is the OC in MIA. One scenario is that Tebow gets traded to the Fins and they go with Split Athletic QBs: Tebow AND Tannehill. It was discussed on talk radio here in Denver about the Broncos doing that..why not Miami if Peyton signs with Denver?
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/16/concern-in-miami-that-flynn-could-sign-with-seahawks-today/

I'll take Konz at #30 and Streeter at #62 over Wright at #30 and whoever-the-hell at #62
Texans already have Williams replacement on the roster I think they would take Kendall Wright instead. I think you going overboard calling Richardson a once in a decade prospect at running back.

and I think Tampa with a defensive head coach will take Claiborne over Blackmon. Ronde Barber is 102 and the other CB is knucklehead central. Plus I think Claiborne is the better player.

And i really don't see David Wilson going that high and Detroit needs to desperately address their CB's.
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by valrod33:
I think Cleveland goes with Blackmon and Tampa with Richardson. So now in this scenario Cleveland gets Blackmon and Hill for McCoy to throw to

Based on reports it seems like Miami is gonna make a huge push for Flynn so I dont see them taking Tannehill and they just lost Marshall so I could see them going after Floyd there.

I definitely see the argument for us taking Konz there at 30 but If Wright drops that far and we dont take him im gonna punch 1000 babies in their face.

Richardson is a once-a-decade running back prospect; Blackmon is not a once-a-decade WR prospect. Also, there is much more WR value at 22 than RB.

Flynn is probably going to sign with Seattle today. Tannehill's College coach is the OC in MIA. One scenario is that Tebow gets traded to the Fins and they go with Split Athletic QBs: Tebow AND Tannehill. It was discussed on talk radio here in Denver about the Broncos doing that..why not Miami if Peyton signs with Denver?
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/16/concern-in-miami-that-flynn-could-sign-with-seahawks-today/

I'll take Konz at #30 and Streeter at #62 over Wright at #30 and whoever-the-hell at #62

Cleveland having a running game is more important than getting blackmon. especially in a draft where the WR pool is extremely deep with talent. They'd be foolish if they passed on Richardson for Blackmon. If we were doing a big board, id have Richardson above Blackmon. The running game opens up the passsing game..not that I really care about Cleveland, but thats just my 2 cents
Works for me. Nice mock. Whomever we have behind center will need protection.