TheVlah's Post-Superbowl Mock
Published at 2/8/2017 6:25:54 PM
Mock Draft based upon what I would do in each slot as the GM of each team. Picks are based on my own personal rankings of players as well. I obviously am not a fan of every team and follow certain teams more than others so sometimes I won't know how much X team needs Y player in Z position so let me know how bad this mock is in the comments below! **3rd Round Compensatory Picks and 4th Round Picks in Description Below** Not entirely sure how to make it so it looks nice but hopefully y'all can figure it out even though it's messy. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3rd round Compensatory Picks: (33) - Patriots - Howard Wilson, CB, Houston (34) - Rams - Carlos Henderson, WR, Louisiana Tech (35) - Panthers - Eric Magnuson, OL, Michigan (36) - Broncos - Garrett Sickles, OLB, Penn State (37) - Seahawks - Akhello Witherspoon, CB, Colorado (38) - Ravens - Eddie Vanderdoes, DL, UCLA (39) - Dolphins - Vince Biegel, LB, Wisconsin (40) - Chiefs - Isaiah Ford, WR, Virginia Tech ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Round 4: (1) - Browns - Demontae Kazee, CB, San Diego State (2) - 49ers - Jordan WIllis, OLB, Kansas State (3) - Bears - Curtis Samuel, RB/WR, Ohio State (4) - Jaguars - Dorian Johnson, G, Pittsburgh (5) - Rams - Chad Wheeler, OL, USC (6) - Redskins - Chris Godwin, WR, Penn State (7) - Chargers - Chad Hansen, WR California (8) - Panthers - Adam Bisnowaty, OT, Pittsburgh (9) - Bengals - Amara Dabroh, WR, Michigan (10) - Bears - Cole Hikutin, TE, Louisville (11) - Saints - Dasehon Hall, DE, Texas A&M (12) - Eagles - Zach Banner, G, USC (13) - Cardinals - Charles Walker, DL, Oklahoma (14) - Vikings - Wayne Gallman, RB, Clemson (15) - Colts - Tarell Basham, OLB, Ohio (16) - Ravens - Jarron Jones, DT, Notre Dame (17) - Redskins - Dalvin Tomlinson, DL, Alabama (18) - Titans - Jalen Reeves-Maybin, ILB, Tennessee (19) - Buccaneers - Tedric Thompson, S, Colorado (20) - Broncos - Kareem Hunt, RB, Toledo (21) - Lions - Trent Taylor, WR, Louisiana Tech (22) - Vikings - Tyus Bowser, LB, Houston (23) - Raiders - Brian Hill, RB, Wyoming (24) - Texans - Trey Hendrickson, DE, Florida Atlantic (25) - Patriots - Michael Roberts, TE, Toledo (26) - Chiefs - Alek Tergersen, QB, Penn (27) - Cowboys - Kendell Beckwith, ILB, LSU (28) - Packers - Noble Nwachukwu, OLB, West Virginia (29) - Steelers - Jehu Chesson, WR, Michigan (30) - Falcons - Duke Riley, ILB, LSU (31) - Patriots - Taywan Taylor, WR, Western Kentucky (32) - Giants - Josh Reynolds, WR, Texas A&M ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 4th Round Compensatory Picks (33) - Eagles - Marquez White - CB, Florida (34) - Browns - Josh Harvey-Clemons, S/LB Lousiville (35) - 49ers - Alex Anzalone, ILB, Florida (36) - Rams - Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE, Villanova (37) - Jets - KD Cannon, WR, Baylor (38) - Bengals - Steven Taylor, ILB, Houston (39) - Bengals - Vincent Taylor, DT, Oklahoma State (40) - Colts - Nazair Jones, DL, UNC (41) - Broncos - Ryan Glasgow, DL, Michigan
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The Browns have needs all over the place, a QB can wait in order to snag far and away the best prospect in this year's draft class, and someone who will keep the opposing QBs uncomfortable every single snap. The best way to create a succesful QB is to create a succesful team around him.
IMO the 49ers rival the Browns and may actually have more needs than the Browns do. However, the 49ers are also bringing in a new coach in Kyle Shannahan, a noted offensive and QB guru who will want to bring in his guy. Trubisky seems most like his guy to me.
Mitch Unrein recorded 26 tackles and 2 sacks as the starter last year. Jonathan Allen can line up all over the defensive line, fills a need, and is the best player available as the number 2 player overall in the draft.
The pick here is Best Player Available while also filling a minor need. Paul Posluzny, although still productive, is in the last year of his deal with the Jaguars and is 32 years old. Reuben Foster is incredible patient, smart linebacker who will have the same kind of impact Posluzny's had. Temptation could be to go with Jamal Adams here but I like the Safety class better than the ILB class and feel overall value should be Foster here.
The Titans safety play last year was not good. Da'Norris Searcy started 14 games last year but only managed 40 total tackles, good enough for just 10th on the team. A leader who can do it all. Adams is the tone setter the Titans secondary needs to fix the leagues 3rd worst pass defense.
The choice here goes between CB and S imo. The RB class is too deep and Forte is still too good. Plus, I keep hearing about how much Hackenburg has secretly improved at QB. I think that Todd Bowles moves Revis, who struggled last year, to Safety making Hooker redundant. The Jets take Lattimore who gives Bowles a Patrick Peterson type to take away the opponent's best reciever.
The departure of Eric Weddle left a giant, unapreciated hole in the back of the defense that never got filled last year. Arguably filling that hole could've prevented some of the comebacks they allowed the last year. Hooker is a ball-hawker with great instincts and will immediately improve a Chargers defense that ranked 29th in points allowed.
Solomon Thomas reminds me a bit of JJ Watt in that he has a freakish motor. He can do it all against both the run and the pass as he led Stanford in both tackles and sacks this last year. With Charles Johnson a free agent and Kony Ealy showing only glimpses Solomon Thomas joins Star Lotuleilei and Kawaan Short (who will most likely get resigned) to reform the Panthers once dominant DL.
Resigning an aging Michale Johnson did nothing to fix the Bengals pass rush that finished 20th in sacks. With Michael Johnson the worst offender finishing with only 3.5 sacks from the LE position. Barnett is a proven pass rusher at the SEC level who knows how to get to the CB. Like the Panthers before them the Bengals pick here to fix their once dominant DL.
If the Bills decide to move on from Tyrod Taylor then a QB has to be the pick here. Deshaun Watson puts on a show when it counts and could be another Jameis Winston in that his final year didn't live up to the hype but has the intangibles and arm to make it count in the bigs.
The Saints pass defense has been a mess for a long time. Delvin Breaux has potential but pairing him with one of the top CBs in the draft. Wilson burst onto the scene this year as arguably the best man-to-man CB in the country. Picking Wilson here is step 1 of rebuilding this defense.
I'm just going ot repeat what I said in the earlier Browns pick. The best way to have a succesful QB, especially without a star QB in the draft class, is to put a succesful team around him. Succesful team meet best RB prospect since AP.
Carson Palmer did not play well last year, and is also up there in years. The Cardinals use a pick here to develop behind him for a year, which Kizer could use after an inconsistent season this past year, before becoming the long-term starter the Cardinals haven't had for as long as I can remember.
Frank Gore is a machine. But that machine has taken a beating and is 33 years old. A lot of people will say that the Colts need help elsewhere more than they do at RB, particularly along the defensive front 7 and the OL. But that's exactly why Cook makes so much sense here. He is an incredibly elusive and explosive back and can catch well out of the backfield to mask some of the OL's deficiencies, and with this being a rather poor class at OL Cook becomes the priority here.
I think we can officially say that Nelson Agholor has busted. Jordan Mathews is solid but has his own drop issues as well. Mike Williams may be long gone by this point but if he's here the Eagles will be grabbing themselves a big, sure-handed reciever to link up with Carson Wentz.
Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil are 34 and 33 respectively. It's time to start finding their eventual replacements. Ryan Anderson isn't the most athletic but is a good pass rusher and underrated run-defender. The ability to learn from two of the game's finest for a year or two won't hurt either. The next Alabama LB to go to Baltimore should be Ryan Anderson.