First and Final Mock Draft

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By PFC Draft Writer David Willemssen @DavidWillemssen

 

Ultimately we will see an abundance of trades occurring throughout the first round of the NFL draft, but if things were to stand where they are now. This mock draft is how I would assume it would occur.

Kansas City Chiefs- T Luke Joeckel Texas A&M

The Chiefs draft one of the best players available and at a position of need. The need for a RT is there right now with Donald Stephenson being a swing tackle. If Albert does get traded Joeckel can step right in and Stephenson man the RT position.

Jacksonville Jaguars- QB Geno Smith West Virginia

The two shot callers in Jacksonville are torn between Geno Smith and Dion Jordan. Dave Caldwell is a huge supporter of Geno Smith while Gus Bradley supports Dion Jordan. In this case the QB is seen as a higher priority than rushing the QB. Jaguars were last in the NFL in sacks, but the GM over rules the HC.

Oakland Raiders- DT Sharrif Floyd Florida

Raiders need to get to the QB and they use their pick on  a penetrating defensive tackle in Sharrif Floyd. The Raiders had the second fewest sacks last year. With free agent pick ups in Vance Walker and Pat Sims some believe that the pick goes to a DE. However the two free agents are less than impressive in getting to the QB.

Philadelphia Eagles- T Eric Fisher Central Michigan

Chip Kelly lands an athletic tackle to protect the blind side for years to come. Fisher is a good fit for a high tempo offense. Jason Peters is not a solid fit for the system and has injury issues.

Detroit Lions- Lane Johnson Oklahoma

The run on tackles continues as the Lions replace retired Jeff Backus. They lost Gosder Cherilus in the free agency and plan on playing Riley Reiff at G this year.

Cleveland Browns- Dion Jordan Oregon

Browns front office is pleased to see Jordan fall to them as they nab a pass rusher to play opposite of Jabaal Sheard.

Arizona Cardinals- DJ Fluker Alabama

Fluker is picking up a lot of steam and will not get past the Chargers at 11. With the run of superior tackles happening the Cardinals grab the last one and plug him in at RT and hope he continues to work on his technique to replace Levi Brown.

Buffalo Bills- Jarvis Jones Georgia

Head Coach Doug Marrone and GM Buddy Nix want to address the wide receiver position and give Stevie Johnson a big receiver opposite him. While Tavon Austin is the only receiver that should go top 15, he does not fit the bill. The Bills draft Jarvis Jones to rush after the passer.

New York Jets- Tavon Austin West Virginia

The Jets leading receiver last year was Jeremy Kerley. Witt Rex Ryan’s head on the block he tries to give Mark Sanchez another weapon. Austin is a play maker that could change the whole dynamic of the Jets offense.

Tennessee Titans- CB Dee Milliner Alabama

The corner back position is one of the most important positions in the NFL today. There is not a huge play maker at the spot this year, but Dee Milliner is above the rest of the deep pool of DB talent. The Titans get a shut down corner to play across from Jason McCourty.

San Diego Chargers- OLB Barkevious Mingo LSU

The run on tackles hurt the Chargers and they resort to drafting a pass rusher in Barkevious Mingo. While they have Jarret Johnson and Melvin Ingram they take Mingo hoping he pushes Ingram or beats out Ingram.

Miami Dolphins- DT Star Lotulelei Utah

Star is my 3rd best prospect coming out this year yet falls due to medical concerns and lack of pass rush ability. He is a monster versus the run and has tremendous explosion off the snap. Lotulelei paired with Randy Starks look to clog the middle against the run for Miami as the Dolphins go with BPA.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers- DE Ezekiel Ansah BYU

In need of a corner back so badly the Bucs are a team that could trade up as well to grab Milliner. With Ansah slipping closer to them they lay and wait. The draft Ansah to take over for problem child Da’Quan Bowers and rush across from Adrian Clayborn. A defensive line that is truly scary and deep with talent.

Carolina Panthers- G Jonathan Cooper North Carolina

Both the Guards fall to the Panthers. With no receiver being worthy of the high pick they draft Jonathan Cooper. Cooper is said to be higher on the Panthers board than Warmack.

New Orleans Saints- S Kenny Vaccaro Texas

The Saints came out and said that they would look to improve their secondary. They draft Vaccaro a do it all type of safety to sure up the back side of the defense.

St. Louis Rams- WR Keenan Allen California

While some teams pass on Allen due to his speed Jeff Fisher sees the talent and drafts the smart sure handed receiver Allen to work with the development of Bradford.

Pittsburgh Steelers- S Matt Elam Florida

Dick Lebeau said he wants a young safety to groom into the spot before injury prone Polamalu retires. Elam is my favorite safety this year who lines up against receivers, tight ends, deep, and up by the line of scrimmage. He is a furious tackler which fits the attacking Steelers scheme.

Dallas Cowboys- G Chance Warmack Alabama

The number one prospect on the big board falls to 18 due to his position and team needs else where. Warmack gives the Cowboys reassurance along the offensive line.

New York Giants- DT Sheldon Richardson Missouri

The G Men load up on more attacking defensive line men. Richardson has a non stop motor and fits the Giants scheme well. While Ogletree and Minter are there they pass on the line backers for Richardson.

Chicago Bears- LB Manti Te’o Notre Dame

Bears are suppose to be high on Te’o and do not have many needs.

Cincinnati Bengals- S Jonathan Crypien Florida International

Bengals grab a S to fill a void at the spot Taylor Mays should not be a starter in the NFL. With few holes the Bengals replace Mays.

St. Louis Rams- LB Kasheem Green Rutgers

After getting their receiver earlier the Rams draft an OLB that can tackle and does a great job in pass protection. An OLB has been needed in St Louis for some time.

Minnesota Vikings- WR Cordarrelle Patterson Tennessee

The Vikings get Ponder another weapon this off season. Patterson can learn from under Jennings. With two picks in the first round the Vikings can take a gamble on a boom or bust player.

Indianapolis Colts- DE Datone Jones UCLA

With the switch last year to the 34 the Colts did little to improve the scheme fit for their Defensive players. Jones is a prototype five tech who makes splash plays due to his effort. He can command double teams and hold his ground effectively.

Minnesota Vikings- LB Kevin Minter LSU

Leslie Frazier commented on his inside linebacker position being a huge need this offseason. Minter is good versus the pass and can become the leader of the Vikings defense.

Green Bay Packers- C/G Barret Jones Alabama

Ted Thompson loves players that can play multiple spots and Barret Jones played LT,G, and C for 3 National Championship teams. Jones also fills a hole left by Jeff Saturday’s retirement.

Houston Texans- DE Alex Okafor Texas

Okafor stays in Texas and improves the spot open opposite of JJ Watt. The two physically gifted defensive ends cause night mares for opposing QBs.

Denver Broncos- CB Desmond Trufant Washington

Broncos finally get a player that can replace Bailey in the coming year. Trufant is a confident corner who plays physical and covers well. He happens to be one of the best players still on the board too,

New England Patriots- CB Jonathan Banks Mississippi State

Banks fits the long and physical scheme the Patriots run with their corners. Secondary help has been needed in New England for sometime. Banks will likely see a lot of playing time early in his career.

Atlanta Falcons- DE Cornellius Carradine Florida State

After letting Abraham go and under whelming Ray Edwards the Falcons address the defensive end position. Mike Smith and Thomas Dimitroff have done extensive research on Carradine and bring him to Atlanta.

San Francisco 49ers- TE Zach Ertz Stanford

With virtually no holes except S and DE the 49ers go for Harbaugh’s former recruit. With no safetys left and an early 2nd round pick to grab one of the remaining 34 DE’s Ertz is the pick.

Baltimore Ravnes- NT John Jenkins Georgia

Baltimore is said to be high on Jenkins and takes him with the last pick in the 1st round to sure up their defensive line.