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NFL Mock 3

Can’t believe that the draft is tomorrow. All the preparation, all the scouting, it comes to this. This is our third and final NFL Mock. Our first one is here. Our second one is here. Let’s do this

1. Carolina

Cam Newton, QB, Auburn

I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again: This is the wrong pick. If I were the GM, I would go with Patrick Peterson. Cam Newton has undeniable potential. Great athletic ability. A winner in college. But, I fear he’ll flame out much like Vince Young did. He’ll win games with his feet, but he’ll never be a great quarterback. The transition from Auburn’s one read and go offense to a complex NFL one will be very difficult. Getting him to be accurate will be difficult. Teaching him that he can’t rely on his feet all the time. It’s an uphill battle. Newton needs to sit a year or two. In Carolina, he won’t. He’ll be thrown into the fire, and he’s not going to fare well. With a year or two of coaching, of learning. Newton could be special. But, he won’t get that. And it’s a shame, really. He needs to sit. And he won’t.

2. Denver

Marcel Dareus, DT, Alabama

Patrick Peterson is the best player in the draft, but Dareus is a close second. Dareus fills a big need, whereas Peterson would join an already crowded backfield. Dareus is the smarter choice.

3. Buffalo

Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M

Miller is the impact defensive player they need in Buffalo. Can rush the passer, drop in coverage, and impact the game in numerous ways.

4. Cincinnati

AJ Green, WR, Georgia

The Bengals need an impact receiver, one to convince Carson Palmer to stay. Green is that guy

5. Arizona

Robert Quinn, DE/OLB, UNC

Arizona wants Von Miller, but will have to settle for Quinn, the next best pass rushing option.

6. Cleveland

Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU

With Peterson and Joe Haden, the Browns suddenly have the best young secondary in football.

7. San Francisco

Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri

Alex Smith is clearly not the answer. However, he’s still serviceable, so Gabbert can sit and learn for a year

8. Tennessee

Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn

The talented but perhaps lazy impact defensive tackle could replace Albert Haynesworth inside, if he’s willing to work for it.

9. Dallas

Tyron Smith, OT, USC

Someone has to protect Romo. Smith has the biggest upside of the offensive linemen in this draft

10. Washington

Julio Jones, WR, Alabama

They desperately need a playmaker on offense.

11. Houston

Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska

Solving their secondary issues will go a long way to them making the playoffs

12. Minnesota

Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri

High upside pass rusher who could blossom alongside Jared Allen

13. Detroit

Anthony Castanzo, OT, BC

Sorry, Giants fans. Detroit needs an offensive lineman badly, and Castanzo can start on Day 1.

14. St. Louis

Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois

The explosive 3 technique will remind ‘Spags’ of Jay Alford.

15. Miami

Mike Pouncey, OG/C, Florida

Once again, sorry, Giants fans. Pouncey is a reach here, but Miami needs an upgrade on the offensive line, and Pouncey is the best one available.

16. Jacksonville

Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue

Super intense defensive end fills a need for the Jags.

17. New England

Cameron Jordan, DE, Cal

Versatile talent who can line up all over the line.

18. San Diego

JJ Watt, DE, Wisconsin

The prototypical 5 technique fills a need.

19. Giants

Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado

I think this is a nightmare scenario, as none of their top players (Castanzo, Pouncey, Liuget) are on the board. The Giants take the best player available. Jimmy Smith is a great cover corner, who has been rated ahead of Prince Amukmara by some evaluators. If he gets his head on straight, could be a steal.

20. Tampa Bay

Da’Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson

Bucs will be jumping for joy that Bowers slid this far.

21. Kansas City

Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin

Fills a huge need at right tackle.

22. Indianpolis

Jake Locker, QB, Washington

They have to prepare for life after Peyton, and Locker, given a few years to sit and learn, could turn out to be the best QB from this class.

23. Philadelphia

Nate Solder, OT, Colorado

Need a left tackle, and Solder is the best available.

24. New Orleans

Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama

Luxury pick, but Saints settle for best available

25. Seattle

Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas

A good fit for both sides. Mallett will be the QB of the future

26. Baltimore

Brandon Harris, CB, Miami (FL)

They’ve needed a corner for years; they finally get one

27. Atlanta

Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa

Fills a huge need.

28. New England

Muhammad Wilkerson, DE/DT, Temple

Has the versatility the Pats love

29. Chicago

Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State

Someone has to protect Jay Cutler

30. Jets

Justin Houston, DE/OLB, Georgia

Will become an impact pass rusher for a team that needs one

31. Pittsburgh

Danny Watkins, OG, Baylor

Slides right into guard and stays there for 10 years.

32. Green Bay

Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA

Becomes a perfect pass rush compliment to Clay Matthews


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12 Responses to “NFL Mock 3”

  1. MTL Mikes says:

    di tyron smith fall out of the first round in your mock draft?

  2. Jeremy Fuchs says:

    Wow, MTL Mikes, bad oversight by me. Fixed it. SMith is top 10. My bad. Thanks for the heads up

  3. sam says:

    I’ll Love it if it goes down like this! It was funny because I look at the drafted pick by pick and before my screen got to the Giants I quickly scrolled to the bottom and went from 32 to 19 and when I got pasted 23 Gabe Carimi I was like did he do what I think he did lol Jimmy Smith son! YES! lol

    Man,I really wonder what the Giants think of Jimmy, I feel like everyone is all over the place on him. Only thing I do know if alot of people agree on Jimmy to the Eagles and I really dont want to see that happen

  4. sam says:

    one more thing, why is everyone talking about Jimmys character issues if he hasnt gotten in trouble since his freshmen year?

  5. Leffty says:

    Smith would be such a waste of a pick, the Giants maybe should trade up to make sure they grab Pouncey. The O-line is a very huge weak spot on this team, that MUST be filled via the draft. The Jets have shown how crucial it can be to a team to draft strong offensive lineman in the first round, and Big Blue has to make sure it does that. Check it out:

    http://bit.ly/k4qJ0h

    • Jordan says:

      I agree Oline could use some help but Pouncey aint gonna save the line. He’s an overrated guard that cant play center. Why take that player with 19th? CB is a bigger need. Thomas would be much more effective in the slot with Webster and Smith on the sides.

      Just a thought.

    • sam says:

      Leffty,

      The reason why its not a waste of a pick is because the drop off after Peterson,Amukamara and Jimmy is massive but at OT,G,C its not. Maybe at OT there might be a small drop off but thats why Anthony Castonzo is the only player I rate higher then Jimmy Smith for the Giants at 19, I would definitely take Castonzo but if we can get Jimmy Smith and Stefan Wiz in the second round thats a great first two rounds.I would cry if they traded up for ANYONE. They didnt trade up for Rolando McClain last year why should they trade up for anyone in a draft where the value is in the end of the 1st to end of the 3rd round.

  6. sam says:

    Leffty

    You have MLB as a NEED over OLBacker??? OL,OLB,DT,DB,WR and then maybe MLB.

    AT 19 and only at 19 the board should be Anthony Castonzo,Trade back,Jimmy Smith,Pouncey or Muhammed Wilk

    if we moves back then Pouncey should definitely move up the board with Wilkerson but thats because AC and Jimmy probably wont be where ever we move back to.

  7. Adam Y says:

    i like the giants pick at 19, Smith would really help out the team. And it sounds like a lot of people think the giants will trade up or down, her and on various networks/blogs. I know not to rule out the possibility but, JR hasnt really been known for moving around too much.

    And at 19 i dont see the point. After the 13th/15th pick spots you could make a case for any of those players to go to any team, there is no one that significantly stands out among the rest after that 15-ish area.

    But with that being said i want them to grab Ingram. I know it most likely wont happen but i can still hope

  8. CHeeKZ Money says:

    if this is true… we must trade down. Must. I am fine taking the OT from Miss later than. Lets collect talent.

  9. Jason C. says:

    If Ingram is there for the taking, and the Giants pass on him, they’re going to regret it for a LONG time.

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