Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Week 10 NFL Mock Draft

1. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-13) - Matt Barkley (QB/USC)

Blaine Gabbert is far from the only problem in Jacksonville, but with a new head coach, owner and possibly a new general manager, the team will have very little allegiance to him.

Barkley is back on top, but he isn't exactly lighting up the scoreboard compared to Geno Smith.  The two could be in a dogfight for the top quarterback spot all season.

2. Kansas City Chiefs (4-12) - Geno Smith (QB/West Virginia)

Kansas City is a complete mess.  The quarterback position is a carousel, their top free agency acquisition was just cut and the team still has not held a lead at any point of the season.  Kansas City's roster had a lot of potential when the season began, but the team will need to clean house this offseason, starting with their signal caller.

Another sub-par performance by Smith has many wondering is the first half of the season was just a flash in a pan.  Smith will need to bounce back immediately otherwise he will drop.

3. Cleveland Browns (4-12) - Jarvis Jones (LB/Georgia)

Cleveland needs help on defense after using their two first round picks last season on their potential quarterback of the future and workhorse running back.  Unfortunately, the defense still needs to be helped.

Jones has been the best defensive player in the nation this season and has been a force against both the run and the pass.

4. Arizona Cardinals (6-10) - Luke Joeckel (OT/Texas A&M)

Arizona's offensive line is a mess.  Arizona has surrendered 41 sacks this season, 12 more than any other team in the NFL.  Kevin Kolb and John Skelton can't stay healthy and that 4-0 start is now a distant memory.

Joeckel has started at left tackle since his freshman season and has dominated in the SEC.

5. Minnesota Vikings (6-10) - Johnathan Hankins (DT/Ohio State)

Minnesota may have a hole in the front of their defense next season.  Kevin Williams will be a 33-year-old free agent after the season and even if he is retained, Minnesota will need to bring in young talent at the position.

6. Philadelphia Eagles (7-9) - DeMarcus Milliner (CB/Alabama)

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is a free agent in 2013 and Nnamdi Asomugha could become a cap casualty as well.  Asomugha will turn 32 next summer and will see his salary bump up to $15 million.

Even is Asomugha is retained, losing Rodgers-Cromartie will leave Philadelphia thin at cornerback.  Milliner has shut down his side of the field this season for Alabama.

7. Cincinnati Bengals (7-9) - Manti Te'o (LB/Notre Dame)

Rey Mauluga has looked lost all season and is one of the reasons why Cincinnati's defense has taken a step back.  Te'o has had a monster year for the Fighting Irish and inside linebackers have been drafted in the top 10 in two of the past three drafts.

8. Buffalo Bills (7-9) - Tyler Wilson (QB/Arkansas)

Ryan Fitzpatrick's play has continued to be inconsistent.  In his last five games, Fitzpatrick has thrown seven touchdowns and six interceptions and the team has gone 1-4 in that stretch.

Buffalo almost immediately regretted giving Fitzpatrick the contract extension and if any of the top three quarterbacks are available, Buffalo will most likely jump at the opportunity to draft one of them.

9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-9) - David Amerson (CB/NC State)

Ronde Barber needs to retire, Eric Wright sucks and the team finally got rid of the headache that was Aqib Talib.  That being said, Tampa Bay is suddenly thin at cornerback.

Amerson is a ballhawk who forces turnovers and covers well on defense.

10. St. Louis Rams (7-9) - Robert Woods (WR/USC)

This pick was acquired by St. Louis from Washington in the Robert Griffin III trade.  The Rams desperately need to give Sam Bradford better weapons in the passing game.  Both first round picks that St. Louis owns will most likely be used to bolster their offense.

11. Dallas Cowboys (7-9) - Barkevious Mingo (DE/LSU)

Value pick for Dallas that also fits a need.  Anthony Spencer will most likely not be retained by the team after they used their franchise tag on him last offseason.  Marcus Spears can't get to the quarterback and Dallas needs more than just DeMarcus Ware as a pass rush option.

12. Oakland Raiders (7-9) - Star Lotulelei (DT/Utah)

Oakland needs to improve their front seven, where Tommy Kelly has been overwhelmed during the season.  Kelly turns 32 in December and is due for a pay raise in each of the next two seasons.  There is a good chance Oakland could cut him.

13. Miami Dolphins (7-9) - Sam Montgomery (DE/LSU)

Miami has been one of the more surprising teams this season, but they are not quite ready to contend yet.  One of their top needs is a defensive end who can take away double teams from Cameron Wake.

14. St. Louis Rams (7-9) - Taylor Lewan (OT/Michigan)

Along with a wide receiver, St. Louis desperately needs a left tackle.  Roger Saffold is better suited at right tackle and once the Rams bring in someone to man the blind side, he can slide back over.

15. Carolina Panthers (8-8) - Chance Warmack (G/Alabama)

Carolina lost Ryan Kalil early in the season and the running game has struggle because of it since.  The Panthers need to upgrade their offensive line as well as their defensive front.

16. Tennessee Titans (8-8) - Damontre Moore (DE/Texas A&M)

The Bears defense was the highlight of the rout against Tennessee, but the Titans defense was again exposed.  The pass rush is non-existent and the secondary was torched by Brandon Marshall and Jay Cutler.  Moore has 11.5 sacks this year and has failed to reach the opposing quarterback in just one game.

17. New Orleans Saints (8-8) - Bjoern Werner (DE/Florida State)

Will Smith will turn 32 next July and the Saints need to bolster their pass rush this off season as well.  Werner has 7.5 sacks this season, but he tends to rack them up in bunches, which means that he has disappeared at times this season.

18. Pittsburgh Steelers (8-8) - Xavier Rhodes (CB/Florida State)

Pittsburgh's defense got old really fast this season.  Ike Taylor will see his salary inflate from $825,000 to $6 million in 2013 and could become a cap casualty because of it.

19. New York Jets (8-8) - Eric Reid (S/LSU)
A value pick for the Jets, New York needs to upgrade the safety position as well as their pass rush.  Reid can play both safety positions.

20. Detroit Lions (8-8) - Johnathan Banks (CB/Mississippi State)
Detroit's pass rush has saved their secondary at times this season, but the Lions will still look to improve at cornerback.  Their true test comes in the second half of the season where more established passers will face Detroit.

21. Indianapolis Colts (8-8) - Le'Veon Bell (RB/Michigan State)

The best thing the Colts can do for Andrew Luck is to give him a dependable running back.  Indianapolis is currently operating on a running back by committee approach and it has given inconsistent results.

22. Seattle Seahawks (9-7) - Justin Hunter (WR/Tennessee)

Seattle has their franchise quarterback and stud running back, but they need more at wide receiver.  With the defense set, Seattle is just a few pieces away from contending in the NFC West.

23. Green Bay Packers (10-6) - Tyler Eifert (TE/Notre Dame)

Green Bay would love a running back, but Marcus Lattimore will most likely return to school after suffering another knee injury.  Jermichael Finley has been a disappointment this year and will see an increase in his salary next season, which could result in him being cut.

24. San Diego Chargers (9-7) - DJ Fluker (OT/Alabama)

San Diego's offensive line has been abysmal this season.  Their offensive line is not only allowing a lot of sacks, but they are consistently flagged for penalties as well.

25. Denver Broncos (8-8) - Kawann Short (DT/Purdue)

Another value pick in this draft that fits a need.  Denver needs help at defensive tackle and Short could easily be picked somewhere in the teens.  Putting him at defensive tackle can kick Derek Wolfe to the outside.

26. San Francisco 49ers (11-5) - Alex Okafor (DE/Texas)Justin and Aldon Smith both provide San Francisco's pass rush, but the 49ers need depth behind them.  Adding another pass rusher will create depth for the 49ers.

27. Chicago Bears (12-4) - Alec Ogletree (LB/Georgia)

Brian Urlacher will be a free agent but there is no doubt that he will stay with the Bears.  Regardless, Urlacher is at the tail-end of his career and Chicago will need to bring in someone to learn under Urlacher before replacing him.

28. Baltimore Ravens (10-6) - Jake Matthews (OT/Texas A&M)

Baltimore would love an interior linebacker, but is neither Ogletree or Te'o are available, they will need to look elsewhere.  Bryant McKinnie is at the end of his career and the Ravens will need to find someone to supplant him.

29. New England Patriots (9-7) - Johnathan Jenkins (DT/Georgia)

Bill Belichick loves massive nose tackles and he will need to bring another one in to preserve Vince Wilfork.  Jenkins has plugged up running lanes for Georgia all season.

30. Atlanta Falcons (12-4) - Barrett Jones (C/Alabama)

Todd McClure will turn 36 in February and there is a good possibility that he will retire.  Jones will give the Falcons the versatility to use either Peter Konz at center or right guard.

31. New York Giants (11-5) - Corey Lemonier (DE/Auburn)

Osi Umenyiora will be a free agent this off season and he and Justin Tuck have lived off of their reputations mostly this season.  The Giants have a knack for finding talented pass rushers in the draft.

32. Houston Texans (13-3) - Terrance Williams (WR/Baylor)

Andre Johnson has been consistently injured and is showing his age.  The Texans will need to bring in another option at wide receiver if they want to continue to contend.

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