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Thursday, 15 March 2012

Sosayitisaid Mock 1.0

It's that time of year again. The time I pretend that I've been paying attention to college football.  I'm never going to be Mike Mayock, but I might be Kiper or McShay...

1 Indianapolis Colts  - Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
Is Luck the heir apparent, or will the shoes be too big to fill?

2 Washington Redskins (FROM STL) - Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
They've given up a lot to get here. Let's hope for their sake it's worth it.

3 Minnesota Vikings - Ryan Kalil, OT, USC
It's Kalil or Blackmon, and I think the "sensible" pick wins out here

4 Cleveland Browns - Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
No-one wants to go to Cleveland, so drafting a QB is the only way they'll get one.

5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
Ronde is old and Aqib is a goner

6 St Louis Rams (FROM WAS) - Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma St.
How Blackmon has fallen this far is beyond me. VJax going to Tampa and Cleveland being desperate helps.

7 Jacksonville Jaguars - Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
They need a lot of pieces, but having a true #1 receiver will remove that excuse for Gabbert sucking

8 Miami Dolphins - Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa
Jake Long at LT, Riley Reiff at RT: true bookends to protect, ummmm....

9 Carolina Panthers - Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
The Panthers gave up a lot of points last year

10 Buffalo Bills - Quinton Coples, DE, UNC
Once Mario realises Buffalo isn't somewhere anyone wants to live, the Bills will need a DE again

11 Kansas City Chiefs - Jonathon Martin, OT, Stanford
They need OL help. Martin will help Charles and Hillis rumble all year

12 Seattle Seahawks - Courtney Upshaw, DE, Alabama
Another team that couldn't get sacks. They're going with Tarvaris for another year too

13 Arizona Cardinals - Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
The knee is a mild concern, but the fact that teams 7-12 don't want an RB hurts him.

14 Dallas Cowboys - David DeCastro, OG, USC
They're addressing DBs in free agency, so the best interior lineman on the board goes here

15 Philadelphia Eagles - Luke Keuchly, MLB, Boston College
Linebacking was a huge weakness for the Eagles, and Keuchly is the best ILB in the draft

16 New York Jets - Whitney Mercilus, DE/OLB, Illinois
Rex going D, what a shock. They need more pass rush. (NB. Sanchize. Ha.)

17 Cincinnati Bengals (FROM OAK) - Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska
Losing Jonathon Joseph was big for them

18 San Diego Chargers - Devon Still, DE/DT, Penn State
D-line help needed here

19 Chicago Bears - Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis
Previously a WR was everyone's pick here, but with Brandon Marshall in town...

20 Tennessee Titans - Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina
No sacks, no joy

21 Cincinnati Bengals - Nick Perry, DE/OLB, USC
Another starter on D for the Bengals who already have a franchise QB and WR. Looking scary

22 Cleveland Browns - Steven Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
They're happy to be able to give their new QB a weapon. Potential to be a Dalton/Green-esque combo?

23 Detroit Lions - Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
If only they could stop losing games 45-44

24 Pittsburgh Steelers - Cordy Glenn, OL, Georgia
Their OL is beaten up. Stick him in next to Pouncey day 1

25 Denver Broncos - Lamar Miller, RB, Miami
Is Peyton lands in Denver, this pick could become anything.

26 Houston Texans - Michael Brockers, DL, LSU
Mario will be a big miss, so someone to replace him would be ideal

27 New England Patriots (FROM NO) - Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin
Dan Koppen is as old as time, and Dan Connolly is testing the water

28 Green Bay Packers - Zach Brown, OLB, UNC
Clay Matthews isn't as good unless there's a threat on the othe side. Walden is a FA too

29 Baltimore Ravens - Vontaze Burfict, ILB, Arizona St
Successor to Ray Ray. Lewis is staying for 1 more year, so Burfict has his mentor

30 San Francisco 49ers - Chase Minnifield, CB, Virginia
Even with Rodgers re-signed, their secondary can still be better

31 New England Patriots - Jerel Worthy, DE/DT, Michigan St
DL played out of their skin in the AFC Champ game, but still could do with more talent

32 New York Giants - Dont'a Hightower, ILB, Alabama
They've lost a lot of LBs to injury this season. Hightower is a lot better than Chase Blackburn...

- Phil Gaskin (@sosayitisaid)
- The Pulling Linemen

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