Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Justin's Week 6 Mock Draft

1. Jaconsonville Jaguars (2-14) - Teddy Bridgewater (QB/Louisville)

Teddy Bridgewater didn't looks great against Rutgers, but he was also without his two two receiver for most of the game.  Jacksonville played well against Denver, but poor quarterback play hurt their chances of winning.  Bridgewater could be the guy who can turn this franchise around.

2. Cleveland Browns (4-12) - Jadeveon Clowney (DE/South Carolina)

With a plethora of picks in the first four rounds, Cleveland will go for the best player available.  The Browns very well could double-dip into the pass rush after taking Barkevious Mingo the year before, Clowney could be the final piece into an already solid defense.

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-12) - Tajh Boyd (QB/Clemson)

Mike Glennon looked better last week, but I don't see him as the long-term starter.  There is a good chance that the Bucs will seek a new signal caller at the season's end.

4. Oakland Raiders (4-12) - Anthony Barr (OLB/UCLA)

Barr has amassed four sacks over the past three games.  Oakland needs help on their pass rush and Barr could help solidify the position for them.

5. Buffalo Bills (5-11) - Jake Matthews (OT/Texas A&M)

Buffalo gave up another handful of sacks this week, this time with Thaddeus Lewis being the victim.  Cordy Glenn would be better served at the right side while the team brings someone new on the left.

6. New York Jets (5-11) - Sammy Watkins (WR/Clemson)

Geno Smith needs weapons around him if they Jets want him to develop.  Santonio Holmes is unreliable and Stephen Hill has not developed as expected.

7. New York Giants (6-10) - Taylor Lewan (OT/Michigan)

The Giants have holes all over their roster, so taking the best player available is a nexessity.  The Giants took Justin Pugh in the first round last year, but he has been getting bullied all season/  Lewan will be the guy to protect the blind side for the twilight of Eli Manning's career.

8. Philadelphia Eagles (6-10) - Bradley Roby (CB/Ohio State)

The Eagles have several holes on their defense, particularly at cornerback where they have nobody across from Brandon Boykin.

9. St. Louis Rams (7-9) - Louis Nix (DT/Notre Dame)

The Rams drafted Michael Brockers in 2012, but they need another tackle to play next to him.  Nix would be a huge addition to the run game, a department the Rams struggle in.

10. St. Louis Rams (7-9) - Antonio Richardson (OT/Tennessee)

With Roger Saffold a free agent at the season's end, the Rams will need to bring in another tackle to help protect Sam Bradford.

11. Tennessee Titans (7-9) - Marcus Roberson (CB/Florida)

Alterraun Verner is having a solid season, but he is a free agent at the end of the year and looks like he is going to get a big contract.  If Tennessee can't pay him, they will need to replace him early in the draft.

12. Cincinnati Bengals (7-9) - Ra'Shede Hageman (DE/Minnesota)

With Michael Johnson entering free agency, the Bengals will need to add another pass rusher to their defensive front.  Hageman has been unblockable all season.

13. Kansas City Chiefs (8-8) - Mike Evans (WR/Texas A&M)

The Chiefs has no solid options at receiver across from Dwayne Bowe.  Evans is a big body receiver who can catch passes up the middle.

14. Arizona Cardinals (8-8) - Khalil Mack (DE/Buffalo)

Arizona has nothing to offer in the pass rush department especially after placing Sam Acho on injured reserve.  They need another pass rusher across from him.

15. San Diego Chargers (8-8) - Austin Seferian-Jenkins (TE/Washington)

Antonio Gates is at the end of his career.  The Chargers will need to bring in another tight end to replace him.  Seferian-Jenkins is a special talent in the mold of Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski.

16. Minnesota Vikings (8-8) - Aaron Lynch (DE/South Florida)

Aaron Lycnh finally had his first big game of the season for South Florida, notching his first sack of the year and returning a fumble for a touchdown.  Jared Allen is a free agent at the end of the season, and if he isn't retained, the Vikings will need to find a replacement.

17. Atlanta Falcons (8-8) - Anthony Johnson (DT/LSU)

The Falcons have nothing to offer at defensive tackle across from Jonathan Babineaux.  Peria Jerry will likely not be on the roster next season so the Falcons will seek a replacement.

18. Miami Dolphins (8-8) - Cyrus Kouandijo (OT/Alabama)

Jonathan Martin can't cut it at left tackle.  The Dolphins will need to bring in a new left tackle to protect Ryan Tannehill.

19.  Detroit Lions (9-7) - James Hurst (OT/North Carolina)

Riley Reiff also can't cut it at left tackle, but he is a solid option on the right side.  Hurst can help alleviate this problem.

20. Carolina Panthers (9-7) - Marqise Lee (WR/USC)

Brandon LaFell is too inconsistent to be the no. 2 receiver in Carolina and Steve Smith doesn't have much time left.  Cam Newton needs a new prime target.

21. Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7) - Jordan Matthews (WR/Vanderbilt)

Pittsburgh is lacking a deep threat now that Mike Wallace is gone.  Emmanuel Sanders can't be the no. 2 on a team.

22. Houston Texans (9-7) - Johnny Manziel (QB/Texas A&M)

Boom.  Matt Schaub has really regressed over the past season and at age 32, the team will likely look for a replacement early in the draft next year.  Manziel is from Texas and could add another dimension to this offense.

23. Dallas Cowboys (7-9) - Scott Crichton (DE/Oregon State)

First Anthony Spears now DeMarcus Ware.  Injuries are showing just how thin the Cowboys are at the pass rush.

24. New Orleans Saints (10-6) - C.J. Mosley (LB/Alabama)

The Saints defense has improved drastically this season, but they still need to improve in the department.  Mosley can be a huge asset to the middle of the defense both in stopping the run and covering tight ends.

25. San Francisco 49ers (9-7) - Adrian Hubbard (DE/Alabama)

The team has no idea when Aldon Smith will return (if he even does so) and Justin Smith is aging so the team will again need to bulk up their pass rush.

26. Baltimore Ravens (9-7) - Brandon Coleman (WR/Rutgers)

Baltimore clearly misses Anquan Boldin.  Torrey Smith has done well as the go-to guy, but there is nobody reliable playing across from him.

27. Cleveland Browns (4-12) - Lache Seastrunk (RB/Baylor)

Cleveland will take the top player available with this pick and in this case it is Seastrunk.  Ultimately, the Brown gave up Trent Richardson for another running back.

28. Chicago Bears (11-5) - Jason Verrett (CB/TCU)

Both of the Bears starting cornerbacks are free agents.  If one of them leaves, the Bears will need to find a replacement.

29. Green Bay Packers (9-7) - Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix (S/Alabama)

Safety has been a glaring weakness in Green Bay.  Rumor mill has the Packers seeking Jarius Byrd, but even if he is acquired, he is a free agent at the season's end.

30. New England Patriots (13-3) - Kyle Van Noy (DE/BYU)

The Patriots are always one of the hardest teams to project.  Receiver is a clear need, but there is nobody available at this slot.  Van Noy would fit nicely into their defensive system.

31. Seattle Seahawks (11-5) - Cyril Richardson (G/Baylor)

Seattle's offensive line needs to be upgraded.  Richardson can play guard or tackle and would be a solid addition to the right side.

32. Denver Broncos (13-3) - Aaron Colvin (CB/Oklahoma)

Denver needs to upgrade their secondary.  Deominque Rogers-Cromartie isn't the long-term solution and Champ Bailey is in the final years of his career.

1 comment:

  1. have you not looked at Minnesota's remaining games and seen their record? 8-8 is a fantasy unless Freeman does something crazy good