Thought i would get my mock in before things kick off tonight. I highly doubt that we keep all of our original picks, whether we move up or down, gain or loose picks, i will be chuffed with myself if even one of these picks is picked anywhere near our pick....
So without further ado, the greatest mock you will ever feast your eyes on, or actually just a bunch of names randomly plucked of ESPN's positional rankings:
Round 2: Bobby Massie, OT, Mississippi, 6'6", 316lbs
Bobby Massie is a physical specimen and he is projected to go somewhere in the second, has long arms an quick feet, started 3 seasons in Mississippi mainly as RT but has all the tools to be a starting LT in the NFL, the main knock on him is his techniques and he was never really dominant in college so will probably not succeed as a LT straight away.
Round 3: Mike Martin, DT, Michigan, 6'2", 306lbs
A large DT who has a great motor and some of the fastest hands you will see on a larger lad, used to be a state champion wrestler (i think...) and is very strong with 36 reps on the bench press, he should make an impact straight away but is said to not have a high ceiling and will never really be elite in any area. Should help improve our pass rush in the middle.
Round 5: Michael Egnew, TE, Missouri, 6'5", 252lbs
A great big TE prospect that was used mainly in the slot in Missouri, does all the receiving duty of a TE well but not the hand in the dirt blocking stuff, will need to be coached up in that sense but should make an immediate impact in the passing game, I'm still not convinced we need a TE this year but if Egnew falls to us in the 5th it would be a great pick.
Round 6: Danny Coale, WR, Virginia Tech, 6'0", 201lbs
After RW84, JJ11 and HD83 we are extremely thin on WR with only Kerry Meier and Kevin Cone sitting behind them so i don't see us not drafting a WR this year. And the WR i like the most late in the draft? Danny Coale, he is a reliable ball catcher that rarely drops a pass, runs polished routes and is a smart, max effort kinda player, runs a 4.5 40 so has the speed. He isn't a great blocker and is more of a possession receiver, he wont wow you but he is exactly what we need, a reliable receiver.
Round 7: Sean Richardson, S, Vanderbilt, 6'2", 216lbs
Big strong fast safety, great in the run game and great a shedding blocks. Ran a 4.5 40 so has the speed, would be perfect as a 'big nickel' IF he learns better techniques, worth drafting just because of his contributions in the run game and special teams.
How do you like them apples? Thanks for reading and have a great draft weekend!