Monday, March 18, 2013

Justin's Mock: Free Agency Week 1

1. Kansas City Chiefs (2-14) - Luke Joeckel (OT/Texas A&M)

 Kansas City franchise tagged Branden Albert, but then they released Eric Winston.  Joeckel is versatile enough to play on both the left and right side, but if Kansas City selects him, it is more likely that he will protect Alex Smith's blind side, team's to spend first overall picks on right tackles.  Albert is a better fit at right tackle anyway.

2. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-14) - Dion Jordan (DE/Oregon)

 Jacksonville needs to build a non-existent pass rush if they expect to compete with the rest of the division.  Jordan's weight may cause him to shift to outside linebacker, but he has the frame to bulk up.

3. Oakland Raiders (4-12) - Sharrif Floyd (DT/Florida)

 Oakland's defensive line just lost Desmond Bryant and Richard Seymour is a free agent as well.  Floyd could enter the conversation as the top overall selection.

4. Philadelphia Eagles (4-12) - DeMarcus Milliner (CB/Alabama)

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has signed with Denver and the Eagles have released Nnamdi Asomugha as predicted.  Detroit is apparently really interested in Milliner too following the Combine, so it will be interesting to see if there are any trades here.

5. Detroit Lions (4-12) - Ezsekiel Ansah (DE/BYU)

Cliff Avril and Kyle Vanden Bosch are both gone, so the Lions are going to need to upgrade their pass rush at some point this offseason.

6. Cleveland Browns (5-11) - Barkevious Mingo (DE/LSU)

Last week, I had Desmond Trufant here, but I doubt the Browns reach for him at this spot.  Instead, Mingo can fill a bigger need in Cleveland, providing a pass rush that can help them compete in a stout AFC South division.

7. Arizona Cardinals (5-11) - Geno Smith (QB/West Virginia)

Arizona has released Kevin Kolb, so the team will more than likely look for a quarterback over an offensive tackle, which is a much bigger need.

8. Buffalo Bills (6-10) - Chance Warmack (G/Alabama)

 Both of Buffalo's starting guards have signed elsewhere this offseason.  Luckily, Warmack is an elite prospect at guard.

9. New York Jets (6-10) - Bjoern Werner (DE/Florida State)

 The Jets need to find a way to upgrade their pass rush this offseason.  New York has struggled to get to the quarterback in the past two seasons when they are not blitzing.

10. Tennessee Titans (6-10) - Xavier Rhodes (CB/Florida State)

 Tennessee has signed Andy Levitre, which helps takes a major need off the board.  The secondary is also an area of need for Tennessee.  Rhodes can potentially replace Alterraun Verner, who is a free agent in 2014 as well.

11. San Diego Chargers (7-9) - Eric Fisher (OT/Central Michigan)

 San Diego's offensive line is a liability at the moment.  Phillip Rivers is also entering the second stage of his career so if the Chargers want to win, they need to protect him.

12. Miami Dolphins (7-9) - Desmond Trufant (CB/Washington)

 Miami needs to find a replacement for Vontae Davis, who was traded to the Colts at the beginning of last season.  Receiver is no longer an option after the team signed Mike Wallace.

13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-9) - Star Lotulelei (DT/Utah)

 Tampa would love to go cornerback here, but with three prospects already gone, Lotulelei is not a bad consolation prize.  Lotulelei and Gerald McCoy could form a lethal combo on the interior offensive line.

14. Carolina Panthers (7-9) - Sheldon Richardson (DT/Missouri)

 Carolina was one of the worst teams against the run this season. surrendering 21 touchdowns and over 4.5 yards per carry.  Upgrading their defensive line is a must.

15. New Orleans Saints (7-9) - Damontre Moore (DE/Texas A&M)

 New Orleans is retaining Will Smith, but the team can still give themselves an upgrade in their pass rush.  Moore's bad combine has dropped his stock, but he shouldn't fall further than here.

16. St. Louis Rams (7-8-1) - Jonathan Cooper (G/North Carolina)

 The Rams addressed a huge need by signing Jake Long, but their interior offensive line needs to be upgraded as well.

17. Pittsburgh Steelers (8-8) - Jarvis Jones (OLB/Georgia)

 James Harrison is gone, and Jones would be a natural successor to his role.  The concerns about Jones' back condition could drop his stock, but he has had two healthy seasons and has torn apart the SEC.

18. Dallas Cowboys (8-8) - Kenny Vaccaro (S/Texas)

 Dallas has released Gerald Sensabaugh, so the team will be looking for his replacement.  A number of teams will be looking for Vaccaro in this range.

19. New York Giants (9-7) - Tyler Eifert (TE/Notre Dame)

 Martellus Bennett is gone and the cash-strapped Giants have yet to bring in a replacement.  Eifert could become a good safety valve for Eli Manning.

20. Chicago Bears (10-6) - Lane Johnson (OT/Oklahoma)

 The Bears offensive line is a mess.  Jay Cutler is in the final year of his contract, so if Chicago wants to make the best out of the season, they will need to find a way to protect him.

21. Cincinnati Bengals (10-6) - D.J. Fluker (OT/Alabama)

 Andre Smith is a free agent, so a right tackle is a need for the Bengals.  Why not replace one former Alabama prospect with a current one?

22. St. Louis Rams (7-8-1) - Cordarrelle Patterson (WR/Tennessee)

 Danny Amendola is gone, so the Rams will need to find a target for Sam Bradford.  Patterson is considered by many as the best wide receiver in the draft.

23. Minnesota Vikings (10-6) - Alec Ogletree (LB/Georgia)

 Receiver is also a need for the Vikings, but Minnesota now has two first round draft picks, so they can address two positions.  Ogletree will help fill a void at linebacker in Minnesota.

24. Indianapolis Colts (11-5) - Johnathan Hankins (DT/Ohio State)

 Indianapolis' defensive line was ran all over during the late part of the season.  The Colts play in a division with three of the best running backs in the NFL, so they will need to address this in the offseason.

25. Minnesota Vikings (10-6) - Keenan Allen (WR/California)

 Minnesota traded Percy Harvin to Seattle so now they will need to find someone for Christian Ponder to throw to.

26. Green Bay Packers (11-5) - Eddie Lacy (RB/Alabama)

 Cedric Benson is a free agent so Green Bay will need to find a replacement/upgrade.  Benson averaged just 2.9 yards per carry last season.

27. Houston Texans (12-4) - Justin Hunter (WR/Tennessee)

 Andre Johnson isn't getting any younger and the Texans have no real no. 2 option at receiver.  Hunter will provide another target for Matt Schaub.

28. Denver Broncos (12-4) - Sylvester Williams (DT/North Carolina)

 Denver has made a few smart contracts this offseason, but they still need to fill a void at defensive tackle.  Williams will slide Derek Wolfe to defensive end.

29. New England Patriots (12-4) - Terrance Williams (WR/Baylor)

 Wes Welker is gone.  Danny Amendola has been signed to replace him, but the team may release Brandon Lloyd as well.  The Patriots receivers are either too old or too fragile.

30. Atlanta Falcons (13-3) - Datone Jones (DE/UCLA)

 Tony Gonzalez is back and Stephen Jackson has been signed.  Atlanta now needs to find a pass rush.  Ray Edwards has been released after two unproductive seasons.

31. San Francisco 49ers (11-4-1) - Johnthan Banks (CB/Mississippi State)

 San Francisco is in talks with Nnamdi Asomugha or Charles Woodson.  Woodson will most likely play safety if he is signed.

32. Baltimore Ravens (10-6) - Menelik Watson (OT/Florida State)

 Bryant McKinnie is a free agent.  If Baltimore wants to protect their investment in Joe Flacco, they will need to find someone who can protect his blind side.

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