I have decided to try something new. In the past I have only mocked a 1st round. I'm sure most people here really only care about who I pick for the Jets. Then I made a mock just for the Jets, but it's hard to grasp where people will land, without seeing who everyone else takes. Come see how I did after the jump.
2. Browns: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
3. Vikings: Matt Kalil, OT, USC
4. Rams: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
5. Buccaneers: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
6. Redskins: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
7. Jaguars: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
8. Dolphins: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina
9. Panthers: Michael Brockers, DT, LSU
10. Bills: Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina
11. Chiefs: Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa
12. Seahawks: Courtney Upshaw, DE/OLB, Alabama
13. Cardinals: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
14. Cowboys: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
15. Eagles: Luke Kuechly, ILB, Boston College
16. Bears: David DeCastro, G, Stanford
17. Bengals: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
18. Chargers: Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
19. Jets: (From the Bears) Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois
20. Titans: Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin
21. Bengals: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
22. Browns: Nick Perry, DE/OLB, USC
23. Lions: Mark Barron, SS, Alabama
24. Steelers: Cordy Glenn, OT/G, Georgia
25. Broncos: Devon Still, DT, Penn State
26. Texans: Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis
27. Patriots: Vinny Curry, DE/OLB, Marshall
28. Packers: Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State
29. Ravens: Dont'a Hightower, ILB, Alabama
31. Patriots: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina
32. Giants: Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson
33. Rams: Kelechi Osemele, G/T, Iowa State
34. Colts: Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
35. Vikings: Reuben Randle, WR, LSU
36. Buccaneers: Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers
37. Rams: Zach Brown, OLB, North Carolina
38. Jaguars: Jayron Hosley, CB, Virginia Tech
39. Redskins: Marvin McNutt, WR, Iowa
40. Panthers: Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina
41. Bills: Juron Criner, WR, Arizona Wisconsin
42. Dolphins: Ronnell Lewis, OLB/DE, Oklahoma
43. Seahawks: Kevin Zeitler, G, Wisconsin
44. Chiefs: David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech
45. Cowboys: Harrison Smith, SS, Notre Dame
46. Eagles: Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson
47. Jets: Markelle Martin, SS, Oklahoma State
48. Patriots: Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska
49. Chargers: Shea McClellin, DE/OLB, Boise State
50. Bears: Tommy Streeter, WR, Miami
51. Eagles: Bobbie Massie, OT, Ole Miss
52. Titans: Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt
53. Bengals: Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State
54. Lions: Zebrie Sanders, OT, Florida State
55. Falcons: Derek Wolfe, DT/DE, Cincinnati
56. Steelers: Alameda Ta'amu, DT, Washington
57. Broncos: Josh Robinson, CB, Central Florida
58. Texans: Chris Givens, WR, Wake Forest
59. Saints (for now): Lavonte David, OLB, Nebraska
60. Packers: Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse
61. Ravens: Cam Johnson, DE, Virginia
62. 49ers: Brandon Washington, G, Miami
63. Patriots: Mike Brewster, C, Ohio State
64. Giants: Doug Martin, RB, Boise State
Round 1: Pick 19 (From the Bears) - Whitney Mercilus, DE/OLB: The way this draft unwinds, both Upshaw and Ingram are gone by pick 16. Some might say we should pick Trent Richardson or Barron instead. I would disagree. Trent could possibly be a very good NFL RB, but he would be sharing carries with Shonn Greene. I don't believe in spending a 1st round pick on someone who will be splitting the load. I would rather have Doug Martin in the 2nd than go crazy over a RB for a 2 back system. With Barron, I have stated many times that he is not worth a pick at 16 or any other pick in the teens. He did not earn his 1st round placement, he was given it by default. Once the kid from USC decided to stay in school, Barron stepped up to the plate. Instead I think we would be better served trading back in the 1st. With Decastro and Richardson still on the board, someone should be willing to trade up. Mercilus has been a pass rusher that I have been high on for a while. Whitney has great size, and above average speed that makes him perfect for what we need. He is naturally a 4-3 DE, but he really impressed scouts with his LBer skills at both the combine and his pro day. This gives us the flexibility to use him in multiple schemes. His motor is never ending. If the play doesn't go his way, he will still fight tooth and nail to get to the ball carrier. This is what separates Mercilus from Perry. Perry's motor runs hot and cold. Mercilus' motor on the other hand is always full throttle. The only thing he needs to work on is timing on the snaps. When he guesses right, look out, but he can also be a little late. This is more than fixable, and shouldn't be a reason to not take him here.
Round 2: Pick 47 - Markelle Martin, FS: With this pick, the Jets grab one of the best weapons against TEs in the draft. Martin is the kind of safety we want anchoring our secondary. Martin is very quick, and has the range to patrol the back part of the field very effectively. He rarely lets anyone past him, and does wonders in man coverage. This gives him the versatility to thrive in both zone and man schemes. If you guys want a hard hitter, have no fear. Martin does not shy away from physical contact at all. In fact, he has always been willing to step up and make the big hits. When faced with a big, physical TE, he relishes in the task. When asked to step up against Stanford's 6'6" Coby Fleener, Markelle held Luck's favorite target to 19 yards, and no scores.
Round 3: Pick 78 - Brian Quick, WR: This was a hard pick for me to make. I wanted a WR for this spot, but I had a tough time picking between three guys. At first I wanted Nick Toon. Toon has the size, and a lot of potential as a WR, but in the end, he is a project. He would thrive in our run 1st offense though. My second choice was Marvin Jones from Cal. He is faster and way more reliable than Toon will be. He will be quite the catch with his speed, hands, and rout running ability. The only problem is he would be a liability in the run game. My third choice is Brian Quick. Quick Is more well rounded than the two other prospects. He has the size to be a problem, and the polished receiving skills to thrive. His only knock is that he comes from a small school. I am willing to overlook this, and draft him here in the 3rd.
Round 3: Pick 81 (From the Bears) - Demario Davis ILB/OLB: This pick is a no brainer for me. Demario would fill two holes in our defense. As I am sure most of us here have heard, Bart Scott will probably be gone soon. This would leave a hole in our 1st down defense. Davis can do it all. He is an efficient tackler that fights tooth and nail to get to the ball carrier. He could come in and fill that void easily. What Scott couldn't do that Davis can, is play lights out for the other two downs. His quickness, and range make him the perfect compliment to David Harris. He can drop into coverage or go sideline to sideline for a big play. His usefulness doesn't end there. Since we play a hybrid defense, there are a lot of times we play out of the 4-3. The only problem is, we don't have a 4-3 OLBer. Davis would be able to step into this role in addition to his ILBer duties. Right now Davis is a little on the small side weighing in at 235. If he can gain 5 pounds of muscle, to his 6'3" frame, he will be fine.
Round 4: Pick 109 - Ryan Davis, OLB/DE: Ryan Davis is one of my favorite small school prospects. His natural physicality and motor make him a player we can't overlook. He originally got a scholarship to play TE. He was moved to defense not too long after. It didn't matter what position he was playing, Ryan only wanted to play football. His passion for the game, and his work ethic has made him a defensive force. Against Miami, Davis got the chance needed to prove that he can dominate better competition. Ryan didn't disappoint. Davis had Miami on their heals all day. When the dust cleared, Davis had notched 65 tackles 21.5 TFL 12 Sacks 8 FF.
Round 5: Pick 145 - Hebron Fangupo, NT/DT: I think it was Crackback who introduced us to Fangupo. Ever since then, I have been very excited about Hebron. He had a decent combine, but if you really want to know what you have with him. You have to refer to his game tape. Hebron is an impenetrable wall. This 6'1" big body, uses his size perfectly to get under the pads of o-linemen. You won't be seeing Hebron moved off the point of attack. His mass and leverage will give him a leg up in the NFL. Even if the Jets do sign Pouha, someone needs to be brought in to compete with Ellis for the future o f the position.
Round 6: Pick 172 (From the Bears) - Omar Bolden, CB: I am going to take a page out of the Patriots play book with this pick. The Patriots love to take chances on talented guys who missed their last season due to injury. One such name is Omar Bolden. Before Bolden's injury, he was widely considered a day 2 prospect. Now he is being pegged as a late round pick. There is no denying his talent. It's just a question of durability. At the combine, Omar showed us all that he wasn't MIA at the gym during his injury. He had the most bench press reps out of all the defensive backs. With Both Strickland and Cole being free agents, depth at the CB position would not be unheard of. CB is al Rex's favorite position to draft.
Round 6: Pick 176 - Korey Williams, ILB: Korey Williams is another talented player that missed most of his senior season sue to injury. I can't say enough how much of a beast Williams is. In the 4 games Korey did play in, he amassed 34 Tackles, 3 INT, 3.5 TFL, 1 Sack, 2 Passes Broken Up, and 1 QB hurry. I would have loved to see what his final numbers would have been if he didn't get injured. If we aim to fill the ILBer need through the draft, I wouldn't mind grabbing two to hedge our bets.
Round 7: Pick 207 - Kyle Martens, P: T.J. Conley is not the answer at punter. We used to have such a great special teams. In 2011, we somehow got stuck with Folk and Conley. With our last pick, I would love to grab a big leg to give us a much needed advantage in field position.