Monday, November 11, 2013

Justin's Week 10 Mock Draft

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-13) - Jadeveon Clowney (DE/South Carolina)

Mike Glennon has played well enough to deter the Buccaneers from drafting a quarterback, though it may not matter if head coach Greg Schiano loses his job.  If the Bucs don't go quarterback, Clowney is the obvious choice here and would be a big upgrade to Tampa's defense.

2. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-13) - Teddy Bridgewater (QB/Louisville)

Jacksonville won their first game of the season last week against Tennessee, but poor quarterback play nearly cost them the game.  It is doubtful that the Jaguars will look anywhere but quarterback in the first round.

3. Buffalo Bills (4-12) - Anthony Barr (OLB/UCLA)

Buffalo has Mario Williams, but in today's NFL you can never have enough pass rushers.  Anthony Barr has been an absolute monster since converting to outside linebacker last season.

4. Cleveland Browns (5-11) - Tajh Boyd (QB/Clemson)

Recent struggles and rumors about his size may force teams to drop him, but Cleveland clearly needs a quarterback, so he could easily go this high as well and quarterbacks are generally drafted higher than where their talent truly lies.

5. Oakland Raiders (5-11) - Mike Evans (WR/Texas A&M)

Oakland has nobody reliable at receiver and if they want Terrelle Pryor to succeed, they need to bring in a target for him.

6. St. Louis Rams (6-10) - Jake Matthews (OT/Texas A&M)

St. Louis will likely lose Roger Saffold to free agency.  Jake Long has had a history of injuries over the past few seasons so the Rams will need to find a right tackle who can play on the left side when needed as well.

7. Philadelphia Eagles (6-10) - Haha Clinton-Dix (S/Alabama)

Philadelphia needs help with their secondary so they will likely look for the top defensive back available.  Clinton-Dix could be the best free safety the Eagles have had since Brian Dawkins.

8, Houston Texans (6-10) - Johnny Manziel (QB/Texas A&M)

There is a good chance the Texans will move on from Matt Schaub after the season.  Case Keenum has played well, but it is doubtful that the Houston brass sees him as a long-term solution.

9. St. Louis Rams (6-10) - Louis Nix (DT/Notre Dame)

St. Louis' run defense has been terrible all season.  Michael Brockers was drafted recently, but the team needs a true nose tackle to plug up the middle.

10. Minnesota Vikings (7-9) - Brett Hundley (QB/UCLA)

Redshirt sophomore quarterbacks declaring for the draft is almost unheard of and yet there are two here.  It seems like it is nearly a foregone conclusion that Manziel is going to declare, while Hundley's representatives have allegedly contacted Roc Nation for representation.  The Vikings quarterback situation has been a mess all year.

11. New York Giants (7-9) - Taylor Lewan (OT/Michigan)

The Giants added Justin Pugh, but the team still has plenty of work to do on their offensive line.  Pugh has played better as of late on the right side, but it is doubtful the team envisions him as a left tackle in the future.

12. Tennessee Titans (7-9) - C.J. Mosley (MLB/Alabama)

Tennessee has struggled at middle linebacker all season, especially in the running game. Mosley could help remedy the situation.

13. Atlanta Falcons (7-9) - Khalil Mack (OLB/Buffalo)

Atlanta's pass rush was again nowhere to be found, even with a team with poor pass protection such as Seattle.  A pass rusher will be needed for next season.

14. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-9) - Cyrus Kouandjio (OT/Alabama)

Pittsburgh can't protect their quarterback and rumors began circulating last Sunday that Ben Roethlisberger wants out of Pittsburgh.  Protecting him (or whoever takes over) is paramount this offseason.

15. New York Jets (8-8) - Sammy Watkins (WR/Clemson)

New York needs some playmakers on offense if they expect Geno Smith to be successful.  Santonio Holmes can't stay healthy and Stephen Hill hasn't developed as quickly as expected.

16. Cincinnati Bengals (8-8) - Jason Verrett (CB/TCU)

The Bengals drafted Dre Kirkpatrick in 2012, but the rest of their secondary is either aging or banged up.  Cornerback will be one of the team's top needs next season.

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

Antonio Gates is past his prime and Philip Rivers does not have many other options on offense.  Seferian-Jenkins is a matchup nightmare at tight end who has been underutilized in Washington.

18. San Francisco 49ers (9-7) - Vic Beasley (DE/Clemson)

Beasley is undersized, but he has been a force all season for Clemson.  Beasley could compliment Aldon Smith well in San Francisco.

19. Detroit Lions (9-7) - Antonio Richardson (OT/Tennessee)

Riley Reiff has been a disaster at left tackle.  Detroit will need to bring in a new left tackle and kick Reiff over to the right side, where he played well at last season.

20. Green Bay Packers (9-7) - Eric Ebron (TE/North Carolina)

Even before Jermichael Finley went down with what could be a career ending injury, tight end was still a need in Green Bay due to Finley's expiring contract.  Ebron has had a very solid season at North Carolina.

21. Miami Dolphins (8-8) - James Hurst (OT/North Carolina)

Even before the Jonathan Martin fiasco, the Dolphins needed help at left tackle.  Now there is a good chance they will need help at both bookends in the offseason as it looks likely that the Dolphins will be forced to trade or release Martin.  Hurst would be a starting point for them.

22. Arizona Cardinals (10-6) - Ra'Shede Hageman (DE/Minnesota)

Arizona has virtually nothing to offer in the pass rush.  Hageman is a monster at defensive end with a great motor.

23. Dallas Cowboys (7-9) - Kyle Van Noy (OLB/BYU)

Dallas will likely lose Anthony Spencer in free agency next year.  If he is gone, the team will need to find someone to play across from DeMarcus Ware.

24. Baltimore Ravens (8-8) - Jordan Matthews (WR/Vanderbilt)

Ravens never properly replaced Anquan Boldin and the offense has taken a step back because of it.  Vanderbilt's offense only completed six passes last week, but five of those completions were to Matthews.

25. Carolina Panthers (10-6) - Marcus Roberson (CB/Florida)

Carolina was never able to replace Chris Gamble, who retired last March.  Roberson and teammate Loucheiz Purifoy stymied Vanderbilt's passing game last weekend and were a big reason why they only completed six passes.

26. Kansas City Chiefs (10-6) - Adrian Hubbard (DE/Alabama)

Kansas City has two of the top five league leaders in sacks, but in this case, they can take the top player available.  Hubbard can add depth to an already dangerous pass rush group.

27. Chicago Bears (10-6) - Ifo Ekpre-Olomu (CB/Oregon)

Chicago could potentially lose both starting cornerbacks to free agency.  If they are not able to bring both starters back, they will need to find someone else.

28. New England Patriots (12-4) - Bradley Roby (CB/Ohio State)

Aqib Talib has played well since being traded to New England and, more importantly, stayed out of legal trouble, but he is a free agent at the end of the year.  If the Patriots can't retain him, they will need to bring in a new cornerback.

29. Cleveland Browns (5-11) - Lache Seastrunk (RB/Baylor)

The Browns dealt Trent Richardson, but their running game has been atrocious since then.  Their offensive line is way too good to do this poorly on the run.

30. New Orleans Saints (10-6) - Anthony Johnson (DT/LSU)

The Saints need help on their run defense, which fell flat on their face against the Jets.  Johnson could help plug up the middle.

31. Seattle Seahawks (13-3) - Cameron Erving (OT/Florida State)

Pass protection has been an issue for the Seahawks all season.  While not having Russell Okung hasn't helped, the team still needs a right tackle.

32. Denver Broncos (13-3) - Cyril Richardson (G/Baylor)

Denver needs to upgrade their interior offensive line.  Richardson is versatile enough to play guard or right tackle.

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