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Full 3-Round Mock Draft, no trades, pre-FA/ProDays

Reposted from the Pulpit..

1: Houston Texans: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville(unchanged from previous mock)

He was their man all along. They danced with Bortles, flirted with Johnny, checked out Clowney, teased Mack, Robinson. Probably even Watkins. But hand-size aside, they go with the QB they trust the most.


2: St. Louis Rams: Jadevon Clowney, DE/OLB, South Carolina(unchanged)

Many have an OT or a WR here if not a trade. However, I also think it's possible for the Rams to decide that Clowney can't be passed up. They can ease him in behind Quinn/Long and then trade Long and his contract for a better and cheaper player either sooner or later, up to them. Imagine a 3rd-down line of Robert Quinn, Jadevon Clowney, Michael Brockers, and Chris Long. Or a pairing of Robert Quinn and Jadevon Clowney; they're immediatey the best bookends in the league.


3: Jacksonville Jaguars: Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida(unchanged)

Clowney being off the board makes this an easy choice. They aren't likely to go Offensive Tackle two years in a row in the top-3, and while they could use a player like Mack they need to finally get a QB worth starting.


4: Cleveland Browns: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texans A&M(unchanged)

There are some reports, possibly smokescreen, that Cleveland would trade up for Manziel. I don't think they'll need to.


5: Oakland Raiders: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson(unchanged)

They could go OT here but they need a WR more and they don't see a significant drop-off.


6: Atlanta Falcons: Aaron Donald, DT, Pittburgh

I have him jumping twenty spots in the first round. Atlanta likes undersized DTs, making Donald a perfect scheme fit and a major need.


7: Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Kony Ealy, DE, Mizzou(unchanged)

It's nice having 3 good OTs. However, Tampa Bay needs a DE. It's top-10. They need someone they can start.


8: Minnesota Vikings: Khalil Mack, Buffalo, OLB(unchanged)

They almost go for Derek Carr here but are haunted by memories of Christian Ponder.


9: Buffalo Bills: Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn(position unchanged)

They were horrible at LG and RT. They can remedy this with Robinson who could maybe even start at LT and move Cordy Glenn to LG.


10: Detroit Lions: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M(position unchanged)

Evans has overtaken Marqise Lee. While I trust Lee more than Evans as a compliment to Johnson I can't ignore the upside. Evans and Johnson could easily become the top WR-duo in the league.


11: Tennessee Titans: Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA(unchanged)

They've been needing some help in their front-7 for awhile. They work their way there by adding a dynamic player as they switch to a 34.


12: NY Giants: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State(unchanged)

He seems less injury-prone and arrest-prone than his cousin and maybe even a bit more talented. If they go for Jake Matthews it may involve switching Justin Pugh to OG, but instead I have them getting themselves a real press corner.


13: St. Louis Rams: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M(position unchanged)

The Rams got enough picks to stop his fall. They could use some insurance for Jake Long's post-injury state, maybe an upgrade over Barksdale. Why not?


14: Chicago Bears: Ra’shede Hageman, DE/DT, Minnesota(unchanged)

Chicago may be switching to a 34. To do so they'll need a 43DT/34DE, and Hageman fits the mold. I'm not huge on the value but I think someone will fall in love with his upside as a 34DE.


15: Pittsburgh Steelers: Hasean Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama(unchanged)

They began addressing the depth at Safety last year with Shamarko Thomas. Now they add even more talent behind the aged Polamalu/Clark duo.


16: Baltimore Ravens: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan

I hate moving Lewan up my draft board but he makes sense for Baltimore. OL, WR, or TE makes sense for them.

17: Dallas Cowboys: Timmy Jernigan, DT, FSU

They need a lot of help upfront and he can definitely help them in that regard. DT is a glaring need. If the Cowboys aren't concerned about Jernigan's hustle then he makes a ton of sense.


18: New York Jets: Eric Ebron, TE, UNC(position unchanged)

Geno Smith would become a very happy man.


19: Miami Dolphins: Zach Martin, OL, Notre Dame(unchanged)

Maybe he can play LT, maybe LG, maybe RG, maybe RT. He adds some stability to a Miami-hot mess and while he doesn't solve all of their problems, he certainly helps them begin to address them.


20: Arizona Cardinals: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahome State(unchanged)

Peterson and Mathieu meet their new friend. The Arizona backfield is looking better, now. Dee Ford is also a possibility here.


21: Green Bay Packers: Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville(unchanged)

Pryor has fallen and the top-2 TEs are gone. Why not? He measured in Indy a little shorter than he was listed but I think he could still play Strong-Safety or Free-Safety.


22: Philadelphia Eagles: Marqise Lee, WR, USC(position unchanged)

Chip Kelly has seen enough of him to know he wouldn't mind having him.


23: Kansas City Chiefs: Xavier Su'a-Filo, OL, UCLA

This is what Andy Reid does. With only a handful of exceptions he targets linemen in the first round. They started to rebuild the OL and now they need to keep it going, and he's got the best upside.


24: Cincinnati Bengals: Jason Verrett, CB, TCU(unchanged)

There are some questions about scheme-fit but Verett is immensely talented and will have some good mentors in that back end.


25: San Diego Chargers: Dee Ford, OLB, Auburn(unchanged)

Melvin Ingram gets some help. Pagano is going to love this kid.


26: Cleveland Browns: CJ Mosley, ILB, Alabama

Cleveland has the draft capital to afford to take more risks than others. They can gamble a bit with Mosley's durability and plug him inside where they are fast becoming desperate at ILB.


27: New Orleans Saints: Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State

New Orleans would have liked for Mosley to drop right into their laps but that didn't quite happen. That's fine though, they can settle for better coverage behind Keenan Lewis and Kenny Vaccaro.

28: Carolina Panthers: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, FSU

Cam Newton gets some of the help he wishes he had earlier in his career. If they cut Stevie this becomes an even greater need. I think like with Hageman there will be a team that falls in love with Benjamin's upside.

29: New England Patriots: Stephon Tuitt, DT/DE, Notre Dame(unchanged)

Everyone has Tuitt falling. I probably should, too, but with over two months before the draft I am assuming surgery is successful, he passes medicals, and maybe he even gets to do some drills for teams at his Pro Day. Two months this time of year for a prospect is an eternity.

30: San Francisco 49ers: Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU

San Fran could really use some help at receiver and this draft is the perfect draft for needing help there. They snatch up a solid target for Kaepernick.

31: Denver Broncos: Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State(position unchanged)

Wes Welker's concussions are a concern and his contract isn't for much longer. They get a dynamic replacement now while he doesn't need to be rushed into action.

32: Seattle Seahawks: Cyrus Kouandijo RT, Alabama(position unchanged)

An OG is a possibility here at OG. Max Unger definitely needs some help. However, RT wasn't exactly a strength of theirs. I don't think LT was, either. It's tough to guess if he passed Seattle's physical but there really just needs to be one team that sees him as legit.

33: Houston Texans: Louis Nix III, NT, Notre Dame(unchanged)

JJ Watt will be happy. They've needed help up the middle for awhile and while questions still linger, there really just needs to be one of thirty-two teams that see the risk as being minimal enough.

34: Washington Redskins: Allen Robinson, WR, PSU

He would make for such a great compliment to Pierre Garcon and fills a huge need. I think highly of Robinson and feel he would be a great weapon for RGIII to use when launching his comeback campaign.

35: Cleveland Browns: Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech

They have Cameron who can play a traditional inline spot. Amaro rarely did that in college, so he can come in and play FB/flex-TE/slot-receiver to compliment Cameron/Gordon.

36: Oakland Raiders: Austin Sefarian-Jenkins, WR, Washington State

Marcel Reese gets a solid inline-compliment to go along with the outside-threat of Watkins. Oakland has a lot of needs and they've learned their lesson about trying to rush things through.

37: Atlanta Falcons: David Yankey, OG, Stanford

Atlanta needs help in the trenches like it's no one's business. They got Donald in the first round to help the interior on one side, and now they go to Yankey to help the interior on the other side. It's a start.

38: Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Troy Niklas, TE, Notre Dame(unchanged)

If the Bucs want to give Glennon a chance it would be nice to give him at least one Tight End. They go with Troy Niklas who I bet will recover his stock some at his Pro Day.

39: Jacksonville Jaguars: Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech

Jacksonville has so many needs but thankfully for them they've got a solid CB falling right into their lap. I really like Fuller.

40: Minnesota Vikings: Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State(unchanged)

They learned from the Ponder mistake and play it patient this time. After adding to the defensive side of the ball they add to he offensive side.

41: Buffalo Bills: Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi State(unchanged)

They added offensive-line help in the 1st round, and again here? Why not. Their LG play was atrocious last year and borderline inhumane to EJ Manuel.

42: Tennessee Titans: Antonio Richardson, OT, Tennessee(position unchanged)

They began the OL-rebuild last year. Now they keep it up here.

43: New York Giants: Ryan Shazier, 43WLB, Ohio State(unchanged)

They finally add some help to the middle of that D.

44: St. Louis Rams: Jimmie Ward, FS, ND(unchanged)

Their pass-defense just went ridic upfront, so they add a ball-hawking center-fielder to get them some interceptions.

45: Detroit Lions: Scott Crichton, 43DE, Oregon State

They get Ziggy some help on the other side of the line and continue to try building the best DL in the league.

46: Pittsburgh Steelers: Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt(unchanged)

Antonio Brown can't do it all by himself especially if Sanders bolts and Wheaton doesn't develop.

47: Dallas Cowboys: Kareem Martin, DE, UNC

Here's my shocker. Kareem Martin jumps into the top-50 after not even making my preliminary 3-round mock. Dallas got Jernigan earlier for the inside and run-D and now they go with Martin for the edge and pass-D. How many other guys have measurements comparable with Chandler Jones and Jadevon Clowney? Martin's Combine earned him another chance on tape.

48: Baltimore Ravens: Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State(unchanged)

Another weapon for Joe Flacco to have some fun with.

49: New York Jets: Jeremiah Attoachu, 43DE/OLB, Georgia Tech(unchanged)

I don't see Coples working out at LB and they got nothing but proven-JAGs behind him I would like to give them Van Noy but he seems a lot smaller than what Ryan typically looks for in OLBs.

50: Miami Dolphins: CJ Fiedrowicz, TE, Iowa(unchanged)

They need a blocking-TE. Now they got one. I never understood how CJ didn't make everyone's top-75.

51: Chicago Bears: Kyle Van Noy, BYU, OLB(unchanged)

The Bears added one piece to allow some 34/43 flexibility. Now they add another.

52: Arizona Cardinals: Marcus Smith, 43DE/34OLB, Louisville(unchanged)

The need at 34OLB is absurd. Marcus Smith is a step in the right direction.

53: Green Bay Packers: Chris Borland, ILB, Wisconsin(unchanged)

He's undersized but he'll feel right at home.

54: Philadelphia Eagles: Andre Hal, CB, Vanderbilt(unchanged)

The Philly secondary is still a mess outside of Brandon Boykin. Hal's solid Combine was no surprise to me. He's underrated.

55: Cincinnati Bengals: Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois

There are a lot of choices for the Bengals here but they decide to try doing better than Andy Daltoff. It shouldn't be hard.

56: San Francisco 49ers: Keith McGill, CB, Utah

They got a skill-position on one side in the first round, and now they come back to the other side to get another skill-position. Odell and McGill would make for an interesting match up in practice.

57: San Diego Chargers: Lamarcus Joyner, DB, FSU

Pagano will find a use for him either at slot-back or FS. I'm not sure if he's as talented as Mathieu was last year but he's a safer character.

58: New Orleans Saints: Trent Murphy, 34OLB, Stanford

The Saints upgraded their coverage on the back-end and now they try to upgrade their pass-rush on the other.

59: Indianapolis Colts: Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU(unchanged)

TY Hilton needs help whether or not Reggie Wayne can be productive post-injury.

60: Carolina Panthers: Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia(position unchanged)

Jordan Gross isn't getting any younger. They continue adding some talent to the OL.

61: San Francisco 49ers: Marcus Martin, OC, USC

They have a hole at Center and could use some depth on the interior-OL. Martin won't need to travel far from USC.

62: New England Patriots: Weston Richburg, OC, Colorado State(position unchanged)

There are some fans that shudder whenever a team goes for an unsexy position. Center is one of the most important positions, and the Pats have found a rich man's Ryan Wendell to replace the FA departure. I have some concern about his ability to hold up against NTs but I think he fits the profile. Most QBs can count on one hand the number of times in a season that they've been sacked in under two seconds. Brady was sacked nine times that quickly last season. RG is still a need, but they'll have a better chance of finding one of those later than finding an OC.

63: Denver Broncos: Brandon Thomas, OG, Clemson

Those claiming the Broncos need a RT are nuts. It's OG that they need. Vasquez isn't getting younger and Zane Beadles at LG has been a weak link on what was suppose to be the most unstoppable Offense ever.

64: Seattle Seahawks: Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers(unchanged)

They add help to the OL and now they add a big target for Russell.

65: Houston Texans: Jack Mewhort, RT, Ohio State

They've been needing a better RT than Derek Newton for years.

66: Washington Redskins: Shayne Skov, ILB, Stanford

Whether they play 43 or 34 they'll fine a place for him.

67: Oakland Raiders: Dominique Easley, DT, Florida

The Raiders have a lot of needs but that didn't make them less risk-averse last year when they drafted DJ Hayden.

68: Atlanta Falcons: Travis Swanson, OC, Arkansas

The Falcons decide to double-dip on the interior of the OL. They've given Matt Ryan plenty of dough, now they give him plenty of protection. He might actually have time to throw a deep-ball this season!

69: New York Jets: Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss(unchanged)

They got help at TE where they needed it most and then addressed one of the two biggest weaknesses on the D. Now they add to the biggest need remaining.

70: Jacksonville Jaguars: Christian Jones, 43WLB, FSU

The Jags have plenty of needs. They can just stick with BPA and it will probably either cover a need or give them a solid upgrade.

71: Cleveland Browns: Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor

Trent who?

72: Minnesota Vikings: Justin Ellis, DT, Louisiana Tech

Shariff Floyd gets a very nice compliment on the inside.

73: Buffalo Bills: Deone Bucannon, S, Washington State

Even if they retain Byrd, it wouldn't be bad to give him a talented compliment.

74: New York Giants: Tre Mason, RB, Auburn

The Giants will try coming back to the OL later in the draft. For now, they grab Mason while they still can.

75: St. Louis Rams: Telvin Smith, WLB/SS, FSU

They could use help at WLB or SS. I think Telvin will be better off at SS, and they could use an upgrade there. He's a talented player with upside.

76: Detroit Lions: Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska

The Lions have plenty of weapons to contend against in that division.

77: San Francisco 49ers: Martavius Bryant, WR, Clemson

Why not?

78: Dallas Cowboys: Jordon Tripp, WLB, Montana

The lack of depth at LBer was exposed before Sean Lee got injured again. Even if he's healthy, he needs help. No one can accuse Dallas of ignoring the front-7.

79: Baltimore Ravens: Will Sutton, DT, Arizona State

Perhaps they still think they can coach the best out of players. If so he's BPA.

80: New York Jets: Bishop Sankey, RB, Washington(unchanged)

They've upgraded TE, WR, and now RB. Geno Smith better appreciate that. Sankey can function as a compliment to the more one-dimensional Chris Ivory.

81: Miami Dolphins: Joel Bitonio, OL, Nevada

The Dolphins need to keep upgrading the blocking for Ryan Tannehill, or else he'll suffer the consequences. Dallas Thomas and Zach Martin are a start but they still have holes after the epic collapse of their OL. Bitonio was a quiet winner at the Combine and earned himself Day 2 consideration.

82: Chicago Bears: Aaron Colvin, CB, Oklahoma State

They could use a guy that's healthy but this will work out for them. They've added a piece to all three levels of their D, which shouldn't hurt their attempted-rebuild.

83: Cleveland Browns: Cyril Richardson, OG, Baylor(previously their 71st overall pick)

The Browns import Baylor's run-game with Seastrunk and Richardson.

84: Arizona Cardinals: James Hurst, OT, UNC

They don't really have a good LT. They might as well try finding an upgrade that will give Palmer a chance.

85: Green Bay Packers: Antone Exum, CB, Virginia Tech

They could always use more defensive backs.

86: Philadelphia Eagles: Jerick McKinnon, RB/DB, Georgia Southern

Is he a running back or a defensive back? Either way, Chip Kelly will find a use for him.

87: Kansas City Chiefs: Jeff Janis, WR, SVSU

Any idea what school the initials stand for? Few would. He put on quite the show at the Combine andAndy could really use a guy like that.

88: Cincinnati Bengals: Gabe Ikard, OC, Oklahoma

Cincinnati doesn't have many needs. Already they've added to the talent at CB and might have gotten themselves a new QB. Well, their OL could use a bit of a boost inside as well.

89: San Diego Chargers: Marcus Roberson, CB, Florida(unchanged)

They go Defense yet again. Did you see who they had playing CB last year?

90: Indianapolis Colts: Craig Loston, SS, LSU(position unchanged)

The Colts were not as patient in their rebuild as they should have been. They have a lot of holes and finding an adequate Safety could go a long way.

91: New Orleans Saints: Charles Sims, RB, West Virginia(unchanged)

He'll help them forget about Mark Ingram.

92: Carolina Panthers: E.J. Gaines, CB, Missouri(unchanged)

The Legion of Whom was overrated. They need more talent especially at CB.

93: New England Patriots: Crockett Gilmore, TE, Colorado State(unchanged)

The Patriots double-dip at Colorado State. The lack of depth at TE has been made very apparent by the injuries to Gronk. Besides, just think of the possibilities of nicknames for these two. Gronk and Crock, Crock of Gronk...

94: San Francisco 49ers: Carcaun Reid, DT, Princeton

San Fran fans groan when they're reminded that Justin Smith is getting older. They shouldn't groan about getting this guy after landing a couple of WRs and a CB.

95: Denver Broncos: Yavin Smallwood, MLB, UConn

I've been mocking them a ILB for years now. The tradition keeps going strong.

96: Minnesota Vikings: Anthony Steen, OG, Alabama(unchanged)

Plug and play. Better blockers for AD, better protection for their new QB.

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