Well, we're almost there--finally. So, since we're at the end of what has been a brutally long wait, I figured I'd throw my mock into the ring. I'll be using OTC's Big Board to determine player availability, and I won't be projecting any trades. I do think we move up in Round 1, though.
1. (30 OVR): Marqise Lee, WR, USC
Lee was thought of as a lock for the top 10 going into the 2013 season. His stock fell due to concentration lapses and poor QB play, but I think he'd be a great value at #30. Ultimately, he makes plays.
2. (56 OVR): Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State
We could use a young safety to develop behind Bethea, and Bucannon provides physicality and excellent ball skills.
2. (61 OVR): Demarcus Lawrence, OLB, Boise State
Aldon Smith insurance. Plus, you can never have enough pass rush depth and Lawrence provides it.
3. (77 OVR): Lamarcus Joyner, DB, Florida State
Provides multi-position flexibility, as he spent most of his college career at S before moving to CB. Could step right in at slot CB.
3. (94 OVR): Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood
Rangy and explosive with great ball skills. This draft will shore up our secondary for years.
3. (100 OVR): Shayne Skov, ILB, Stanford
Big, physical and familiar with our scheme. He could step right in to start, and then provide great depth and special teams play once Bowman returns.
4. (129 OVR): David Fales, QB, San Jose State
Perfect guy to come in and compete with Gabbert for the backup job. Our QB depth will be much improved.
5. (170 OVR): Devin Street, WR, Pittsburgh
Rangy (6'3", 198) and consistently productive. Played very well against a dominant FSU secondary in 2013. Adds depth and competition to the WR corps.
7. (242 OVR): Nikita Whitlock, FB/DE/TE, Wake Forest
Interesting prospect in that he was an absolute monster at DT in college, but only played at around 250-260 pounds. Could be the next Bruce Miller or fill the role of Dobbs or Tukuafu?
7. (243 OVR): Marion Grice, RB, Arizona State
Relatively productive at ASU (25 TDs in 2 seasons) after transferring in from the JUCO ranks. Has a little return ability.
7. (245 OVR): Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB, Coastal Carolina
Yes, I know I just took 2 RBs back to back, but it's the 7th round and we'll likely stash both on the practice squad. Taliaferro is a big back (6'0", 230) who was incredibly productive, albeit against lesser competition.