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 Post subject: Down the Rabbit, Whole....
PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:36 pm 
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D Led's mock. Wait for it....Wait for it....

By D. Orlando Ledbetter

Here’s the first mock offering for the 2014 NFL draft, which is set for May 8-10.

Last season, I correctly predicted 26 of the 32 first-round picks and had four direct hits. In the mock draft scoring-community that ranked 47th.

In 2012, I had a much more respectable showing.

After the Falcons addressed their line over the offseason, I have them trading back in the first round and picking up an extra pick to select Louisville safety Calvin Pryor with the 11th overall pick and North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron with the 17th pick.

They can continue to build the lines later in the draft.

Here’s how the first round of the NFL draft will proceed on May 8th

1.HOUSTON: Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida – He had a dazzling pro day.

2. ST. LOUIS: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson – The Rams need to get some weapons around Sam Bradford.

3. JACKSONVILLE: Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn – He has a huge upside and is a relentless run blocker. He showed a willingness to work on his pass sets at Auburn’s Pro Day.

4. CLEVELAND: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A – Perhaps he can energize the franchise, which has been looking for a quarterback since Bernie Kosar was shown the door by Bill Belichick.

5. OAKLAND: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina – The Raiders can’t resist not taking Clowney and his athletic gifts.

6. TENEESSEE (projected trade with Atlanta): Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville – Coach Ken Whisenhunt needs a quarterback just in case Jake Locker can’t handle the job.

7. TAMPA BAY: Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo – Some consider Mack the best player in the draft.

8. MINNESOTA: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A – He is considered the most technically sound of the tackles in the draft. He is the son of Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews.

9. BUFFALO: Taylor Lewand, OT, Michigan – He is considered the nastiest of the tackles in the draft.

10. DETROIT: Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA – Went to UCLA as a running back before Jim Mora converted him to linebacker.

11. ATLANTA (projected trade with Tennessee): Calvin Pryor, FS, Louisville – The Falcons need a replacement for Thomas DeCoud, who was released mostly because of his poor tackling. Pryor has 204 career tackles and seven interceptions.

12. N.Y. GIANTS: C. J. Mosley, LB, Alabama – The Giants need to improve their linebacker unit.

13. ST. LOUIS: Zach Martin, OT, Notre Dame – He had a strong showing at the Senior Bowl.

14. CHICAGO: Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix, FS, Alabama – “Ha Ha” would help to stabilize the back end of the Bears’ defense.

15. PITTSBURGH: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State – Dennard is a great scheme-fit for the Steelers. At the combine, Dennard ran the 40-yard dash in 4.51 seconds, which was the 13th fastest time and he was 13th in the bench press with 15 lifts of 225 pounds.

16. DALLAS: Dee Ford, DE, Auburn – Ford solidified his first-round draft status at the Tigers Pro Day. He had a 35 1/2-inch vertical, 10-foot, 4-inch long jump, he lifted 225 pounds 29 times on the bench press and 4.59 on his first 40-yard dash attempt and 4.53 on his second. “They said 4.53,” Ford said. “Some said 4.4 and half. But it’s all good. I’m just glad that I got out there and ran.”

17. ATLANTA (projected trade with Baltimore): Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina – The Falcons swoop in to get the best tight end in the draft.

18. N.Y. JETS: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M – He’s a smooth route runner and will be coupled with Eric Decker.

19. MIAMI: Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh – He was dynamite during the Senior Bowl practices. He has a knack for splitting double teams. He’s 6-1, 288 pounds. Defensive line guru Chuck Smith compared him, size and stature-wise to Geno Atkins.

20. ARIZONA: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State – He had a strong showing at the combine.

21. GREEN BAY: Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech – The Packers have to replace Jermichael Finley.

22. PHILADELPHIA: Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State – He was a force in the national championship game.

23. KANSAS CITY: Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State – Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.33 seconds at the combine, which was second-best of the receiver group.

24. CINCINNATI: Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State – He would add some speed to a slow linebacker group.

25. SAN DIEGO: Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State – Roby, of Peachtree Ridge High, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.39 seconds, which was the fourth-fastest time of the cornerbacks at the combine. He also finished in the top 10 in the vertical jump, bench-press and broad jump.

26. CLEVELAND: Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State – I know, two quarterbacks in the first round. Well, Cleveland has to keep taking quarterbacks until they get one with NFL talent.

27. NEW ORLEANS: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State – Had the big catch in the national championship game.

28. CAROLINA: Cyrus Kouandijo, OT, Alabama – The Panthers have to start rebuilding their offensive line.

29. NEW ENGLAND: Ra’Shede Hagemen, DT, Minnesota – He’s massive. He started to turn some heads at the Senior Bowl. He has a good attitude. He didn’t mind when Falcons defensive line coach Bryan Cox had him doing push-ups after mistakes.

30. SAN FRANCISCO: Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech – The 49ers are rebuilding their secondary. Fuller is the younger brother of Detroit’s Corey Fuller.

31. DENVER: Trent Murphy, LB, Stanford – A consensus All-American, who was productive for the Cardinal.

32. SEATTLE: Stephon Tiutt, DE, Notre Dame — The Monroe native had 124 tackles and 22 sacks over his career.

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i feel dumber after reading that. :doh:

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:rofl: Wow this guy is so stupid, it is mind boggling that he even has a job, let alone a good one.

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I'm trying to figure out where the stupid is. Because I don't see it in the mock draft. Maybe it's all the people calling him stupid... :so:

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What in the world would we give up to get Baltimore's pick at 17?

Let's say we traded our #6 pick and our 4th rounder (#102) for Tennesee's #11 and #43.

That leaves us with #38 and #43.

We then trade those two picks for #17?


In this scenario, we do end up with a couple of top prospects at positions of need, but we also fail to address the offensive and defensive lines, which should not be, "finished." Then again, I did mention earlier that this draft is deep in OLB's and OT's... But I don't think that it's so deep that we can address it with our 3rd, 5th, and 6th. We could probably package those three picks up to move back into the late 2nd round and pick someone up, but that would be our draft. Frankly, I'd be ok with trading away all of our late picks to grab a bunch of 1st and 2nd round players, but I feel that we'd be pretty silly to do so and not pick up a 3-4 OLB.


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I just don't see Pryor going that high. I think Ebron will go before Pryor. And I don't think we'd pass on Matthews either...

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Pudge wrote:
I'm trying to figure out where the stupid is. Because I don't see it in the mock draft. Maybe it's all the people calling him stupid... :so:



:shock:

" I know, two quarterbacks in the first round. Well, Cleveland has to keep taking quarterbacks until they get one with NFL talent."

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fun gus wrote:
Pudge wrote:
I'm trying to figure out where the stupid is. Because I don't see it in the mock draft. Maybe it's all the people calling him stupid... :so:



:shock:

" I know, two quarterbacks in the first round. Well, Cleveland has to keep taking quarterbacks until they get one with NFL talent."

Ok, I didn't see that. :oops:

Never mind.

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I was really laughing at the picture but Orlando is a sub par writer, IMO. His writing skills themselves are poor and he does little more than publish the company line PR releases. As a beat writer you have to lick a little ass to stay in their good graces,I understand, but this is true of any endeavor a writer covers. Who he is covering need him as much as he needs them. If you compare him to the Braves beat writer there is no comparison. Similarly, if you compare his attempts at deconstructing plays from game stills, for example, to, say, Pete Prisco from CBSSportsline, they are junior high-ish. Beavis and Butthead bad. Probably a nice fellow but, man, the faces of the decay of real journalism are many but he could be on its Mt. Rushmore. I truly wonder how he got the job.

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And TEN trading up to #6 "in case" Locker doesn't work out or ATL trading back with Mack on the board or MIA taking a 4-3 DT or ATL taking a safety in the top 15.

DOL is absolute terrible and the only thing that makes his writing look passable is his god-awful speaking ability. He's the home-town face of ATL's news coverage, and he's an embarassment.


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