1st round mock by Tyler Hunt

 Mock Draft 1.0

 

1

*Kansas City Chiefs

OT Eric Fisher 6’6 305 lbs CMU

Kansas City take Fisher here as insurance for an possible fill a void next year with Brandon Albert being franchise tagged. I have them taking Fisher instead of Joeckel thinking they can play Fisher at right tackle then switch him to left tackle if Albert is free to walk next year.

2

*Jacksonville Jaguars

DL Sharrif Floyd 6’3 305 lbs Florida

I thought of 3 possibilities for this pick in Jordan and Mingo also to play “LEO” in Gus Bradley’s scheme but ultimately went with Floyd for versatility along the defensive line and play a role similar to Red Bryant in Seattle.

3

*Buffalo Bills

QB Geno Smith 6’2 220 lbs WVU

With the release of their starting QB Ryan Fitzpatrick and no sure fire starter at the position, the Bills move up aggressively to get their QB of the future and best QB in the class Geno Smith.

(The Bills trade their 2nd and 1st round picks to move up to Oakland’s pick at 3 overall.)

4

 

*Philadelphia Eagles

OT Luke Joeckel 6’5 310 lbs Texas A&M

With LT Jason Peters coming off injury, a lot of offensive line woes last year and new staff, the Eagles select Luke Joeckel many believe the best prospect in the draft to help new HC Chip Kelly build from the trenches.

5

*Detroit Lions

DL Ezekiel Ansah 6’4 270 lbs BYU

The Lions got a real good look at Ansah at the Senior Bowl and its said that Lions HC Jim Schwartz took a liking to him. Ansah also fills a need with the release of DE Kyle Vanden Bosch and Free agent DE Cliff Avril to Seattle.

6

*San Diego Chargers

OT Lane Johnson 6’6 305 lbs Oklahoma

San Diego trade with Cleveland to get ahead of Arizona and make sure they get “Their” guy in super athletic LT Lane Johnson after the failed Jared Gaither experiment last year.

(Chargers trade their 1st and 4th round picks this year plus a 2nd next year to move up to Cleveland’s pick at 6th overall.)

7

*Arizona Cardinals

DT Star Lotulelei 6’3 320 lbs Utah

With all the top offensive tackles of the board the cardinals take best player available in Star Lotulelei. Star Lotulelei will be able to line up all over the defensive line for the Cards and adds another piece to an already young underrated defense.

8

*Oakland Raiders

DE Barkevious Mingo 6’4 250 lbs LSU

The Raiders came 2nd to last in sacks last year and lack a dominant edge rusher on their defensive line. With the addition of a hybrid DE/OLB Barkevious Mingo for their multiple front defense they can fill that need.

(Cleveland Browns pick.)

9

 

*New York Jets

DE Dion Jordan 6’7 260 lbs Oregon

The Jets have a ton of holes like a lot of the teams in the top ten in this draft. The Jets choose to fill their need for an outside pass rusher selecting Dion Jordan after releasing OLB Calvin Pace and to team with new signing Antwan Barnes.

10

*Tennessee Titans

DE Bjoern Werner 6’4 265 lbs FSU

Earlier I had a offensive guard locked into this pick but after the signing of Andy Levitre, the Titans go pass rusher and select Werner to team with Wimbley and Morgan a former first round pick that has yet to show his draft status.

11

*Cleveland Browns

CB Dee Milliner 6’1 205 lbs Alabama

Browns get some picks and the player they wanted earlier by having Dee Milliner fall to them to help create what could be the best CB tandems in the league in years to come.

(San Diego’s pick)

12

*Miami Dolphins

CB Xavier Rhodes 6’2 210 lbs FSU

With the loss of Sean Smith to Kansas City and trading Vontae Davis away to the Colts last year the Dolphins secondary has lost a lot with the signing of Mike wallace. It gives the Phins the freedom to select a cornerback here.

13

*Tampa Bay Buccaneers

OL Chance Warmack 6’2 325 lbs Alabama

With not many holes on talented team so the Bucs go with best player available and select OG Warmack to lock up the middle of their already talented offensive line with an interior line composed of Joseph,Nicks and Warmack.

14

*Carolina Panthers

DL Sheldon Richardson 6’3 295 lbs Missouri

The Panthers have been lacking a good 3-tech defensive tackle for some time now and fill that need by taking Richardson. Once/If Richardson learns to be a football player over athlete he’ll be a pro bowler.

15

*New Orleans Saints

DL Jesse Williams 6’3 325 lbs Alabama

The Saints are switching to a 3-4 defense under new DC Rob Ryan and lack a true nose tackle. By selecting Williams they get the best 0-tech in the draft who can also play 5-tech in a pinch.

16

*St.Louis Rams

S Kenny Vaccaro 6’1 215 lbs

The Rams are said to be very high on Vaccaro and why wouldn’t they be, he can cover the slot, line up on TE’s and do all the things you want in a safety. With the release of S Quintin Mikell this pick seems likely.

17

*Pittsburgh Steelers

WR Cordarrelle Patterson 6’2 215 lbs Tennessee

The Steelers lost Mike Wallace to the Dolphins so the Steelers replace him with they very talented yet very raw Cordarrelle Patterson. The Steelers could also go Linebacker/pass rusher or defensive line here.

18

*Dallas Cowboys

OL Jonathan Cooper 6’2 315 lbs UNC

Tony Romo just got a six year $108 million dollar deal, I think the Cowboys may want to keep him safe and do that by getting some help in the middle of their offensive line, taking Cooper at 18th overall.

19

*New York Giants

DE Tank Carradine 6’4 270 lbs FSU

Justin Tuck ain’t getting any younger and the Giants will need to have that guy across from JPP to help go after the QB, Adding Tank Carradine does that.

20

*Chicago Bears

LB Jarvis Jones 6’2 240 lbs Georgia

The Bears lost Nick Roach their starting strong side linebacker to the Raiders. In Jarvis Jones they get a football player over and athlete and can work him into their scheme to rush the passer on 3rd downs.

21

*Cincinnati Bengals

S Jonathan Cyprien 6’1 210 lbs FIU

The Bengals add fast riser and dynamo S Jonathan Cyprien that can interchange with S Reggie Nelson as a FS/SS. Cyprien can play up in the box and hits like a train. Cyprien is a welcomed addition to an already talented secondary with Hall,Nelson and Kirkpatrick.

22

*St. Louis Rams

(from WAS)

WR Tavon Austin 5’9 175 lbs WVU

Home run threat is what you get in Tavon Austin he can take it to the house whenever he touches the ball, lining up in the slot, outside or as a running back. After losing Danny Amendola to the Patriots the Rams find their replacement and more in Austin.

23

*Minnesota Vikings

WR Keenan Allen 6’3 215 lbs California

Vikings get a steal in Keenan Allen my top WR in this draft that falls because of his injury leaving him a quite off season. Allen gives them a No. 1 receiver to team with the troubled Jerome Simpson and replaces Percy Harvin somewhat.

24

*Indianapolis Colts

DE Damontre Moore 6’4 250 lbs Texas A&M

Colts released long time starter Dwight Freeney after he did not transition well to a OLB in 3-4, so they add Damontre Moore as an OLB to team with incumbent starter Robert Mathis.

25

*Minnesota Vikings

(From SEA)

DT Johnathan Hankins 6’3 320 lbs Ohio State

The Vikings select a 1-tech defensive tackle to team with Kevin Williams. Williams has the tools to be a top DT in the league its all on his motor and effort that will dictate this.

26

*Green Bay Packers

RB Eddie Lacy 5’11 235 lbs Alabama

The Packers add a running back to try ignite their running game that was lacklustre till the end of the year when they started undrafted free agent DuJuan Harris. Lacy can pound the rock physically more then any RB in this class and the Packers need that.

27

*Houston Texans

WR Deandre Hopkins 6’1 200 lbs Clemson

Andre Johnson is getting older and the Texans have needed a No. 2 WR for a long time. With the selection of Hopkins they can fill their need for No. 2 WR and possibly replace Johnson at No. 1 WR once he is gone.

28

*Denver Broncos

LB Kevin Minter 6’0 245 lbs LSU

Joe Mays has had his troubles as a starter on and off the field and the broncos need a presence in the middle. They get the glue to their defense in Minter who supplied the same to the LSU defense.

29

*New England Patriots

DE Dantone Jones 6’4 285 lbs UCLA

Belichick loves his versatile guys and gets one in Jones whom can play 5-tech, 3-tech and defensive end in 4-3 teaming him with his other pass rushers Rob Ninkovich and last years first round pick Chandler Jones.

30

*Atlanta Falcons

CB Johnthan Banks 6’2 205 lbs Miss State

Atlanta can add a tight end here but with loss of Grimes and release of Robinson go with help at cornerback. Nolan likes to have outside guys locking their WR up and Banks has the upside to be a lockdown Corner.

31

*San Francisco 49ers

TE Zach Ertz 6’6 250 lbs Stanford

Harbaugh likes his two tight end sets with the Delanie Walker gone and knowing Ertz from his days at the Cardinals, Harbaugh creates his own tight end tandem reminiscent to that of Hernandez and Gronkowski at NE.

32

*Baltimore Ravens

LB Arthur Brown 6’0 240 lbs

The retiring of HOF/NFL Legend Ray Lewis and the surprise departure of LB Ellerbe in free agency the Ravens fill the need in true Ozzie Newsome style and get great value with undersized LB Arthur Brown my top rated ILB in the 2013 class.

 

 

Asher Mathews

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