Keep in mind most of my released players are based on inconsistent plays, not only this year but last year too except for Akers and MOSTLY for salary cap space.
David Akers: His play doesn't match his pay. Can't depend on him to win close games for us anymore.
Carlos Rogers: Getting old at 32 yrs old and inconsistent play, had a very hard time covering quick slot receivers all year. Not only this year, but last year too.
Donte Whitner: Good run support but very poor coverage skills, allowed the most tds out of all safeties in the league.
Johnathan Goodwin: He played much better this year than last year but he was still the weakest link on our dominating line, also he's getting old and gets pushed back a lot. I think Kilgore or Looney or a FA veteran can handle the center job this year, NEXT MAN UP!
Ricky Jean Francois (only if he's not asking for too much)
(Gooden, Grant, McBath, and Brock to one year deals)
Leaving via FA:
Delanie Walker: Would love to keep him but he is going to ask for too much. I suggest we give him a fair decent offer and let him decide. He wants to be a starter too which really makes me think that he'll go somewhere else, cause it ain't going to happen here.
Issac Sopoaga: Great run stuffer but has absolutely no pass rushing skills which is very disappointing because he's very athletic and super strong.
Ted Gin (Good-bye)
Alex Smith, 5th and 7th round draft picks to KC for their 2nd round pick. KC is rebuilding under Andy Reid and they're going to do it through draft so they need draft picks. They might trade their 1st overall pick for more picks too, which makes me think that they won't rule out giving us their 2nd rounder for more picks and a quality QB in A.Smith.
Rd. 1 (pick 31) DE_Datone Jones (UCLA) 6'4/280 lbs/4.82 sec.
He can contribute immediately and will be Justin Smith's replacement in 2-3 years when Justin retires, he should be fully developed as a dominant player by then.
Rd. 2 (#34-KC) NT_Jesse Williams (ALABAMA) 6'3/320 lbs/4.94 sec.
He's actually a younger version of Soap with pass rushing ability that can collapse the pocket here and there on passing plays, he's new to football and still has a lot to learn but he's already dominating and with Jim Tomsula coaching him……..i don't need to say no more.
Rd. 2 (#61) FS_Phillip Thomas (FRESNO) 6'1/210 lbs/4.57 sec.
Move Goldson to Strong Safety and have this kid play Free Safety. Great ball hawking skills, always plays the ball first instead of going for the big hit, he's a really good tackler too which fits well with our defense.
Rd.3(#74-CAR) TE_Travis Kelce (CINCINNATI) 6'5/260 lbs/4.68 sec.
The next Gronkowski in the NFL. Solid blocker and a redzone target for Kaep. Pretty good speed for a big guy, same speed as Gronk and Hernandez. Imagine V.Davis with Gronk on the same team??..well we can have our own now. He can take over D.Walker's role. He lined up all over the field in Cinci..TE,SB,WR,FB. D.Walker mite be a little faster but Kelce has decent speed for his size and a lot more bigger than Walker.
Rd. 3 (#93) QB_EJ Manuel (FLORIDA STATE) 6'4/237 lbs/4.67 sec.
We need a clone of Colin just in case he goes down, so we don't have to change back to our old conservative offense. This kid is still raw but after seeing Harbaugh work wonders with Alex, I believe he can turn this kid into a star too.
Rd. 3(comp) CB_Tyrann Mathieu (LSU) 5'9/180 lbs/4.49 sec.
We need a corner that can cover quick slot receivers like Amendola, V.Cruz, Wes Walker, D.Baldwin etc… He was a 1st rd talent before he got suspended from LSU and never set foot on the field again in college. He can be our return specialist too. I believe he learned from his mistakes and will not be a cancer in the locker room especially with the veterans that we have on this team and with Harbaalke running the show. He knows this is his last chance and he'll take advantage, and from what I've read, he's been working really hard for his shot in the NFL. He's a dangerous playmaker.
Rd. 4 WR_Aaron Mellette (ELON) 6'4/212 lbs/4.53 sec .
Small school big bodied WR, he could develop into a good red zone target with his size and body control. I don't think we should draft a speedy guy this year cause we already have AJ Jenkins and R.Lockette who both runs 4.3 fortys. Personally I think Jenkins will step up his game this year and R.Lockette will surprise the whole league, kid is super fast with a lot of potential, he just might be the speedy guy we've been looking for. Anyway, Aaron had a very productive college career with at least 86 catches in each of his last 3 seasons and 44TDs. The only problem I see is, he's been going against weak competition but you'll never know. Talent is a very tricky thing.
Rd.5 OLB_Travis Johnson (SJSU) 6'3/244 lbs/4.82 sec.
Very productive throughout his college career with 32 sacks, 211 Tackles, 49 Tackles for loss. Last year he had 65 tackles, 21.5 tackles for loss with 13 sacks. But I'm not only going by last year's numbers. He improves every year and gets better year after year. In his junior year he recorded 73 tackles, 15.5 for loss and 9.5 sacks. His sophomore year he recorded 62 tackles, 9.5 for loss and 7.5 sacks. That shows commitment and hard work. He's a sleeper and would be a steal for us in the 5th rd.
Rd.6 K_Dustin Hopkins (FLORIDA STATE) 6'2/189 lbs/4.9 sec.
Best kicker of the draft. Do I really need to say anything else?? I don't think so. We all know how Akers did last year.
Rd.6 DT_Chris Jones (BOWLING GREEN) 6'2/302 lbs/5.02 sec.
I truly believe this is the steal of this whole draft, a rare gem this late of the draft. This kid is the most productive DT in college for 2 straight seasons and yet most draft scouts projected him as a 7th round guy. In his college career(4 yrs but he only started the last two seasons), he had 157 tackles, 46.5 tackles for loss with 28 sacks, as a DT that's unheard of. Last year(2012) he had 42 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, and 12.5 sacks. In 2011 he recorded 47 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, and 8.5 sacks. Watched some films on him and the dude is a beast, penetrates through double team blocks, non-stop motor, manhandles one-on-one matches and just creates havoc on the line of scrimmage and the back field. I really hope we draft this guy, this is my favorite player of the draft. He's going to come into the NFL feeling disrespected and he will play with a chip on his shoulders which makes him more dangerous.
Rd.7 WR_Brandon Kaufman (EASTERN WASHINGTON) 6'5/215/4.58
Another big bodied WR..Yes..I know I know, some of you guys probably thinking why another big bodied WR, well personally I think it's never enough to draft big bodied WR, you'll never know, you just might hit the lottery on one of them. We already have fast, quick guys on our roster in Crabtree, Manningham, K.Williams, Jenkins, Lockette and Hall, but we need some big targets for the red zone. Plus, this kid was very productive throughout his short college career with 221 receptions, 3731 yds, and 33TDs. Last year he recorded 93 rec., 1850 yds, and 16TDs with a avg. of 19.89 yds per reception. That's pretty darn good to me if you ask me.
Rd.7 OT_Emmett Cleary (BOSTON COLLEGE) 6'7/312/5.29
We need a swing tackle and this kid might be the answer to it. A lot of potential with long arms, good footwork, great upper body strength, need a little more strength on his lower body for run blocking and that's where the best strength and conditioning coach in the NFL name Mark Uyeyama comes in.
Rd.7 S_Cooper Taylor (RICHMOND) 6'4/230/4.57
Small school player with a lot of potential. I like his height and he knows how to use it, he takes good angles to get to the ball and the opponent, he covers a lot of field with his height and decent speed. He had a good East-West Shrine game and got an invite to the Senior Bowl and he didn't disappoint.
There you go folks, 13 draft picks, 7 defense, 5 offense, and 1 special team. Please feel free to state your opinion. After all, its only a mock draft and its only for fun. We can never guess and read Trent Baalke, JHarbaugh, and the management's mind. But it doesn't stop us from having some fun. Peace out.
[ Edited by 808niner4lyphe on Feb 22, 2013 at 11:15 PM ]