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Mock Draft Trade Back

Hello all wanted to do some theory crafting and post what I saw as a good mock draft if we were to trade back. Let me know what you think in the comments section.

Pick 6. Traded to St. Louis for picks 13 and 44. This would give St. Louis the option to trade the number 2 pick and still get the player they want from the top 10 like Sammy Watkins.

Pick 13 Kony Ealy DE Mizzou

Height: 6-5. Weight: 275.

Projected 40 Time: 4.85.
Projected Round (2014): 1.

Ealy was an impact pass-rusher on the other side of the field from Michael Sam in 2013. Ealy has an impressive combination of size and speed. He was tough at the point of attack on run downs and showed his pass-rushing prowess off the edge throughout 2013. Ealy looks like a natural 4-3 defensive end who can stay on the field for all three downs.

Ealy had a three-sack game against Kentucky and generally puts a lot of pressure on the quarterback. While the Missouri defense was lit up by Auburn, Ealy showed up big with two forced fumbles, three tackles for a loss, one sack and five tackles. From start to finish in the Cotton Bowl, the junior ended his college career with a big-time presence against Oklahoma State. Ealy had two sacks, six tackles and a pass batted. He recorded 9.5 sacks, 43 tackles, 14.5 tackles for a loss, three forced fumbles, six passes broken up and an interception for the year.

Ealy contributed a decent 2012 season with 37 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, 3.5 sacks, seven passes batted and a forced fumble.

Ealy is the same size as Clowney though maybe not as gifted is worth a look .

Pick 37. Stephon Tuitt*, DE/DT, Notre Dame

Height: 6-6. Weight: 320.

Projected 40 Time: 4.80.
Projected Round (2014): 1.

Tuitt gained a lot of weight over the 2012-2013 offseason following surgery and wasn't as fast or quick-twitch in 2013. However, he still found a way to make some impact plays in most games. Tuitt has rare movement skills with great size. He fits every NFL defense in a variety of ways.

In 2013, Tuitt totaled 49 tackles with nine tackles for a loss, 7.5 sacks, one forced fumbles and a pick-six. He showed off his athletic ability with some pass pressures and a diving interception for a touchdown against Michigan. Tuitt played well against Arizona State with a strip-sack and other pressures. His best game of the season came against USC. The junior dominated the line of scrimmage and had success going against the Trojans' guards and tackles. Tuitt recorded seven tackles with two sacks for his first multi-sack game of the year. He drew a holding penalty and had a lot of other pressures. Tuitt finished 2013 with a strong performance against Rutgers in the Pinstripe Bowl.

Tuitt was one of last season's breakout stars who led Notre Dame to the National Championship game. He was a dominant force for the Fighting Irish with his combination of power and surprising quickness. Tuitt recorded 12 sacks with 47 tackles, three forced fumbles, one pass break up and a 77-yard fumble return for a touchdown (against Navy) in 2012.

A monster DL/DE as big as Hageman but with more production if he were to make it to the top of round 2 Run to the podium.

Pick 44. Jeremiah Attaochu, DE/OLB, Georgia Tech
Height: 6-3. Weight: 252.
Projected 40 Time: 4.71.
Projected Round (2014): 2-3.

In 2013, Attaochu collected 45 tackles with 16 tackles for a loss, two passes batted and 12.5 sacks. He beat North Carolina left tackle James Hurst for one of those sacks. Attaochu had big games against Clemson and Georgia. He is a good speed rusher, but he'll most likely have to move to outside linebacker in the NFL. Attaochu played well at the Senior Bowl.

Attaochu is fast and is very athletic. He has some natural pass-rush ability as he enters his senior year with 19 career sacks. Attaochu is moving from outside linebacker to defensive end for 2013. He should gain weight for the NFL and looks like he would fit well as a 3-4 outside linebacker.

Attaochu totaled 69 tackles, 10 sacks, 12 tackles for a loss, one pass broken up and one forced fumble last year. He had solid sophomore season with 59 tackles, 11.5 tackles for a loss, six sacks, one interception, two passes broken up and two forced fumbles.

He looks like an Ideal candidate to play the Kroy Bierman roll and be an improvement overall.

Pick 68. David Yankey, G/OT, Stanford
Height: 6-5. Weight: 311.
Projected 40 Time: 5.05.
Projected Round (2014): 2-3.

Yankey had a good year for Stanford. He is a technician who is a balanced run- and pass-blocker. Yankey was very good against UCLA and Oregon State. Versus Oregon, he was an animal. All night, the senior pulled to his right and blasted open holes in the ground game. Yankey was overwhelming that night. He didn't play as well against USC, but bounced back against Notre Dame. He didn't create much of a push against Michigan State.

Yankey had an impressive junior season taking over at left tackle for the Cardinal. Overall, he was an adept pass-protector and did an impressive job of opening up holes for running back Stepfan Taylor. Yankey was named a First-Team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association and The Sporting News. He was a Second-Team All-American by The Sporting News and a First-Team All-Pac-12 pick.

Yankey had a great game against USC lsat season, but he and the offensive line didn't play well against Washington. Notre Dame's superb defensive line and linebackers battled hard against Yankey with each side getting its share of wins. He did well against Oregon and UCLA late in the year.

Stanford has moved Yankey inside to left guard for his senior season. The coaches feel that young left tackle Andrus Peat could be an elite player. Yankey is probably a better fit at guard in the NFL.

Yankey saw time on the right side of the offensive line in 2011 and played well. He split time between right tackle and left guard. The sophomore was listed as an All-Pac-12 honorable mention after the season. Yankey did a good job of opening holes for Taylor and protecting Andrew Luck.

Yankey has the potential to be a balanced run-blocker and a reliable pass-protector. He has received good coaching and development at Stanford. As long as Yankey stays healthy, he should enter the NFL with good experience.

Pro ready looks like a steal in round 3 for our new RG.

Pick 99. Kelcy Quarles*, DT, South Carolina
Height: 6-4. Weight: 298.
Projected 40 Time: 5.05.
Projected Round (2014): 3-4.

Quarles had a solid season for South Carolina. He recorded 39 tackles with 13.5 tackles for a loss and 9.5 sacks. The junior notched sacks in seven different games in 2013. As a run-defender, Quarles needs work. Wisconsin had a lot of success running at him in the bowl game. For the NFL, Quarles looks like a situational pass-rusher.

Quarles has a solid sophomore season last year, totaling 38 tackles, eight tackles for a loss and 3.5 sacks. He totaled 28 tackles in 2011

Getting pressure up the middle looks like a solid 5 technique guy to rotate in.

At this point comp picks will appear and the pick numbers will change so rounds it is

5th round. Jimmie Ward, S, Northern Illinois

Height: 5-10. Weight: 191.
Projected 40 Time: 4.61.
Projected Round (2014): 3-4.

Ward isn't the biggest safety, but he is adept in pass coverage. Ward showcased his nice coverage ability at the Senior Bowl. He could help to defend slot receivers in the NFL. Ward totaled 95 tackles with seven interceptions and 10 passes defended in 2013. He has nice instincts and ball skills to defend the deep part of the field.

Even though Ward isn't that big, he is a reliable tackler. In 2012, he led Northern Illinois with 104 tackles and three interceptions. Ward had 100 tackles in 2011 with an interception and four passes broken up.

Sure tackling safety who can cover, yes please!

5th round Comp (if we get it) Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood

Height: 6-1. Weight: 195.
Projected 40 Time: 4.51.
Projected Round (2014): 3-4.

Desir did his job at the Senior Bowl and was able to hang with the higher level of competition. It started a week earlier at the East-West Shrine where his quality performance landed him a spot in Mobile. At Lindenwood (Division II), Desir had 25 interceptions. He has good size but will need some developmental time.

Asante is gone time to look for depth with upside.

6th Round Tyler Larsen, C, Utah State

Height: 6-4. Weight: 312.
Projected 40 Time: 5.16.
Projected Round (2014): 4-6.

1/6/14: Larsen played well for Utah State. He wass a strong run-blocker. Larsen will play in the East-West Shrine Game.

Larsen has been Aggies' starter at center for the past three seasons and was a First-Team All-WAC selection as a sophomore and junior. He tied for the team lead with an 86 percent overall grade in 2012. Utah State actually evaluated him as carrying out the correct assignment on 97 percent of his snaps with four games at 100 percent. Larsen has some power to his game and could be a nice fit in a man-blocking system. He missed the 2009 season with a knee injury.

Grading out positive on most of his plays and no penalties means he knows what to do. So bringing him in to backup and compete with Konz and Hawley is a plus.

7th Rounders with 3 comps (if we get them)

Storm Johnson, RB, Central Florida
Height: 6-0. Weight: 215.
Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
Projected Round (2014): 4-6.

Johnson was a productive back who combined with quarterback Blake Bortles to lead Central Florida to a one-loss season. Johnson averaged 5.3 yards per carry in 2013 for 1,139 yards with 14 touchdowns. He had 30 receptions for 260 yards and three scores. As a sophomore, Johnson was a backup with 507 yards and four scores. He has a nice skill set with some strength, quickness and receiving ability. The junior could be a sleeper back who exceeds expectations

Gator Hoskins, TE, Marshall
Height: 6-1. Weight: 244.
Projected 40 Time: 4.62.
Projected Round (2014): 5-7.

Hoskins had a good senior year with 50 receptions for 821 yards and 15 touchdowns for Marshall. He is a nice receiving weapon, but is undersized as a blocker for the NFL. Hoskins could be a nice mismatch player as an H-back. In 2012, he had 35 catches for 374 yards and 10 touchdowns

Jeremy Gallon, WR, Michigan
Height: 5-8. Weight: 187.
Projected 40 Time: 4.43.
Projected Round (2014): 5-7.

Gallon was a massive play-maker for Michigan in 2013. He had 184 yards against Notre Dame and 369 yards on 14 receptions against Indiana. The senior had 89 receptions for 1,373 yards and nine touchdowns for the year. Gallon would be ranked higher if he weren't so undersized. For the NFL, Gallon could compete as a slot receiver to stretch a defense vertically.

In 2012, Gallon recorded 49 receptions for 829 yards with four touchdowns. He had 31 catches for 453 yards and three scores as a sophomore

James Morris, OLB/ILB, Iowa
Height: 6-2. Weight: 230.
Projected 40 Time: 4.63.
Projected Round (2014): 5-7.

Morris played really well for Iowa in his 4-year career. In 2013, he amassed 107 tackles with 18 tackles for a loss, eight sacks, three passes broken up, four interceptions and two forced fumbles.

Morris had 113 tackles, nine tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks, four pass breakups and an interception in 2012. He was a solid player, but wasn't a play-maker.

Morris made 70 tackles with 2.5 tackles for a loss and four passes broken up in 2010. He had 110 tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss and one interception in 2011. Morris has good instincts, but looks short on size and speed. If the senior doesn't add around 10 pounds, he will have to move to outside linebacker in the NFL. That could be a better fit for him anyway.

So there you have it let me know what you think.

(sources WalterFootball.com)

<em>This FanPost was written by one of The Falcoholic's talented readers. It does not necessarily reflect the views of The Falcoholic.</em>

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