Wow already 5.0. Time flies huh but any who I am back to deliver another mock scenario. I been looking at the mocks on here lately and to be honest they have been way more realistic then mine. I doubt our draft will go anything like this but for the sake of argument I will go ahead anyway.
There has been alot of speculation about where we should go with our 2nd round pick. I hear alot of people saying we should go BPA and other say we should draft the best LT,TE, or DE available. I am going to go a different route. I say we trade down. There are a couple teams who could be possible trade partners. I will select the Dolphins who have 2 3rd's and are in dire need of some offensive weapons. I say we trade our 2nd to Mia for their #72 and #103 picks. We get what we need (more picks) and they get a shot at a TE or WR(which IMO is probably Brian Quick) to help out whoever their QB might be next season.
So here we go
3rd(#72 from Mia): Matt McCants/OT/UAB: Again my favorite LT prospect outside of the 1st round. Many scouts have compared him to Demetrius Bell. He has outstanding athleticism for his size (6'6, 308) and what's amazing is he still fairly raw. With a LT crop this weak in the draft you better grab one early. He has tremendous upside and should compete with Svitek for the starting role from day 1.
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn3y2-LW5h4( McCants vs Mississippi St. 2010)
3rd(#84): Cyrus Gray/RB/Texas A&M: Personally he is my favorite RB in this draft. He reminds me of Lesean McCoy on tape. He is quick and cuts on the dime. A tenacious blocker with soft hands and some underrated power. He is a OL delight due to his ability to create holes with limited space to work with. His coaches rave about his work ethic. He's a team first guy who should complement our stable very nicely and make the transition from the power game that much smoother.
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiKfS2Olc9I( Gray vs LSU Cotton Bowl 2011)
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VIQuGfuX-w( Gray draft analysis 2010)
4th(#103 from Mia) Akiem Hicks/DT/Regina(Can.): A big boom or bust guy has got a lot of attention of late and could be taken before the 4th. A long arm freak with exceptional burst off the line. He would be the inside pressure we have been dying for. Only concern is he is raw as hell and needs to work on his technique. With some work he could be a pro bowler in a couple of years.
5th(#157) Demario Davis/OLB/Ark. St: A beast of an athlete. Probably the fastest OLB in the draft outside of Zach Brown. Is a force in the run game and is fluid enough to be effective in coverage. He can rush the passer and has great instincts. With Nicholas often injured and no real back up he could come in handy in Nolan's base nickel as the "joker" since he can rush the passer, play the run, and step back into coverage. Which would be vital to the success of this new defense.
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cna0nfTnfoQ( Demario Davis vs N. Illinois 2011)
6th(#192) Evan Rodriguez/TE/Temple: IMO the most complete TE in the draft outside of Fleener and Allen. A former basketball stand out and safety he is a supreme athlete. Saying he was underutilized at Temple would be a understatement. He mostly was used to block for Bernard Pierce and run flats on play actions. He is a fluid runner and one of the best blockers at the position in this draft. With some tutelage from Gonzo he could have a huge impact for this team.
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD0wCu8gmzo ( Rodriguez vs Wyoming 2011)
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t_qeeHEJ3Y( Rodriguez vs Miami(OH) 2011)
7th(#229) David Snow/OC/Texas: It's kinda rare to find a guy from a big school like Texas flying under the radar but we find it here in Snow. He is a tenacious competitor with an high football IQ. He doesn't look the part of a starting caliber center but has all the intangibles. He shined at the East West shrine game playing both OC and OG. Shows the ability to anchor and mirror defenders. Isn't really athletic but is a savy player who gets the job done. Could be a potential steal this late in the draft.
No tape on Snow
7th(#249 compensatory pick) Dan Persa/QB/ NW: My favorite late round QB prospect. Short in stature with adequate arm strength and great accuracy this kid might be too good to pass up here. I don't believe any one on this blog would be comfortable with Redman taking the snaps if MR should go down( knock on wood). So we do need a back up QB or at least one to compete with Redman for that second slot. Some scouts have compared him to Chase Daniels but I think he has way more potential. Giving the fact he played in a conference where they actually plays defense. His intangibles are off the charts and plain and simple dude is a gamer. I would love to have a safety net like this kid just in case anything ever happens to MR.
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fS2JvRs3UkQ( Persa's highlights)
Scott Smith/DE/Texas Tech: Missed most of last year due to breaking the team rules. He is a JUCO transfer and a former basketball stand out. Has great size at (6'6, 261) and is athletic as all hell. He is also raw as all hell and will need to be coached up. He played in 4 games for the Red Raiders before being suspended and had 14 tackles( 4 TFL), 3 sacks and a int. He has alot of upside and could have a big impact if given the opportunity.
No tape on Smith.
Tony Dye/SS/UCLA: After a great pro day I'd be shocked if he didn't get drafted. He is a stud with great instincts and a hard hitter. Is great in run support but he does need to work on his coverage skills particularly his ball skills and coming out off his stance when playing in the slot. Reason he is a potential UDFA is because of his injury concerns.
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF7BtMRFMDk( Tony Dye vs Kansas St and USC 2010)
Desmond Marrow/DB/Toledo: A raw prospect who has rebounded from two injuries in his college career. Has nice size at (6'3, 210) most likely will move to FS in the NFL. Ran a 4.49 40 at his pro day which has caught the attention of some scouts. Registered 81 tackles last year(51 solo), 3 ints., and 15 pass break ups.
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_JOyQ2HKy8( Marrow 1 handed int in spring game)(poor quality)
Wayne Tribue/OG/Temple: A big nasty physical OG who has a mean streak. Most likely music to Pat Hill's ears. A converted OT who had trouble dealing with speed on the outside. Kick him in and his power and lateral agility should give him a opportunity to be a starter at the next level.
No tape on Tribue.
Kashif Moore/WR/UConn.: A small WR (5'8, 180) is more quicker than fast and isn't really much of a deep threat but boy is his intangibles crazy. Ran a 4.42 at the combine, bench pressed 225 19 times( same as Mike Adams), and was a top performer in the vertical jump,cone drill, and 20 yard shuttle. Is a high character guy and should provide us with a dynamic KR/PR if no of our other guys can step up.
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8orA8IEQYsw( one handed TD catch)
So there you have it feel free to discuss.