Scouting the 2014 Draft: Combo Mock 4.0

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The NFL is killing me with these extra two weeks before the draft. I should be getting hyped for the 2nd round tonight. By the time this is published, we should already be knee deep in post draft analysis. There are only so many mock drafts one can make and read before they go insane. After this mock, we promise to not make anymore to add to the over-saturation. Drew (@DrewFromJersey) and I decided to go back to a guy that wasn't a popular pick when we first mocked him to us. Enjoy!

Round 1

Odell Beckham, Jr., WR, LSU

5'11" - 198 Pounds - 4.43 40

Beckham was the perfect fit for us when we first mocked him to us in our first mock draft, and he is still the perfect fit for us. Mind you, we picked him before it was cool to pick him in the first. The addition of Eric Decker is great, but by himself, he can't thrive. Jeremy Kerley is a great slot guy, who can dabble on the outside, but he isn't a true X receiver. We need that speed guy that can stretch the field, and back defenders off of the line of scrimmage. Beckham can slip right into that role, better than almost anyone in this draft. With the amount of talent he possesses, along with the very high ceiling he has, I don't see anyone being a better pick for us.

Mock 1.0 pick: Odell Beckham, Jr., WR, LSU

Mock 2.0 pick: Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech

Mock 3.0 pick: Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri

Round 2

Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State

5'11" - 194 Pounds - 4.39 40

Our secondary needs a lot of help. Our safeties have maybe half a starter amongst all of them, and our CBs are riding on Dee Milliner stepping up and Dimitri Patterson staying healthy. The CB position is an important one in the modern Rex Ryan defense. I for one don't want to putt all my eggs in the Milliner/Patterson basket. We will be drafting a CB, it is just a matter of when. We have been linked to Roby quite a bit leading up to this point. Some scouts see him as a late 1st rounder, but Drew and I have him as our 5th ranked CB. His OUI arrest also won't help his cause for breaking into the 1st round. I can see Rex molding Roby into a deadly secondary weapon.

Mock 1.0 pick: C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, Iowa

Mock 2.0 pick: Jason Verrett, CB, TCU

Mock 3.0 pick: Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt

Round 3

C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, Iowa

6'5" - 265 Pounds - 4.76 40

Jeff Cumberland has been resigned, and that's great and all, but we need someone else who can be more of a complete TE. I am not going to rely on Cumberland to ever be a great in-line blocker. C.J. on the other hand can step into that roll, and flourish. At Iowa, he played in a very run heavy offense. A lot of his success came from blocking. This doesn't mean it's all he can do. He has shown that he is very capable of being a receiver as well. He has above AVG hands for a TE, and knows how to use his big body to get leverage.

Mock 1.0 pick: Deone Bucannon, S, Washington State

Mock 2.0 pick: Jared Abbrederis, WR, Wisconsin

Mock 3.0 pick: Terrence Brooks, S, Florida State

Round 4

Charles Sims, RB, West Virginia

6'0" - 214 Pounds - 4.48 40

We already have one of the top backfields in the NFL, but Goodson might be on his way out. This is a bit of a luxury pick. Drew and I are very intrigued though by Sims. He is the complete package. He is big, he has quickness, he can block, and he can catch. I can't think of anything more I would want in a back. Having so a lot of talent at a position is never a bad thing. CJ is only a 1 or 2 year rental. This is a depth/future contributor pick. I can see him taking Powell's spot eventually.

Mock 1.0 pick: Ryan Groy, G, Wisconsin

Mock 2.0 pick: Ryan Groy, G, Wisconsin

Mock 3.0 pick: C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, Iowa

Round 4

Yawin Smallwood, ILB, Connecticut

6'2" - 246 Pounds - 5.01 40

Don't pay any attention to his 40 time. That was due to an injury while running it. David Harris will be a free agent soon, and Demario Davis is developing, but at a slow pace. It would be wise to bring in some competition, or maybe someone to replace Harris in the near future. Idzik is all about looking forward. Smallwood has been a menace for Connecticut, and would be great value at this point in the draft. In order to have the most dominant front 7 in the league, we need to see more from the back half of that 7.

Mock 1.0 pick: No Pick

Mock 2.0 pick: No Pick

Mock 3.0 pick: Jordan Tripp, OLB/ILB, Montana

Round 4

Jackson Jeffcoat, DE/OLB, Texas

6'3" - 247 Pounds - 4.63 40

As good as our interior pass rush is, we still need consistency on the edge. Quinton Coples started to settle into his new position as the year went on, but some youthful talent is needed opposite him. Calvin Pace had a great year, but I would say almost all of his sacks were coverage sacks, or missed blocks. He is also getting up there in age. Scouts have poo pooed Jeffcoat because they don't see him standing up, and they think he is too small to be an NFL down lineman. What they overlook is how good of a pass rusher he is. I have a lot of confidence in Dunbar and Rex to find a way to get this guy in there, killing QBs.

Mock 1.0 pick: No Pick

Mock 2.0 pick: No Pick

Mock 3.0 pick: Jalen Saunders, WR, Oklahoma

Round 5

Kenny Ladler, S, Vanderbilt

6'0" - 207 Pounds - 4.70 40

Besides CB, FS is probably our biggest need in the secondary. Ed Reed probably won't be coming back, and Antonio Allen is better suited being a SS. We could use a guy roaming the back-end, making big plays. Ladler can very well be this guy for us. Kenny is a big hitter with great instincts to break on the ball. He led the team in forced fumbles, and brought in 5 interceptions to boot. I want guys who are always around the ball, and can give the offense back the ball.

Mock 1.0 pick: Dri Archer, WR/RB, Kent State

Mock 2.0 pick: Dri Archer, WR/RB, Kent State

Mock 3.0 pick: Terrance Mitchell, CB, Oregon

Round 6

David Fales, QB, San Jose State

6'2" - 212 Pounds - 4.99 40

We really don't need another QB, but I think if Fales drops this far, we would be picking him up at great value. I loved Fales in 2012. His 2013 wasn't as good, but my feelings about him haven't changed much. We would be picking up and extremely accurate QB, who can come in and manage a game. His arm might not be as strong as Matt Simms', but he won't make crippling mistakes that kill drives. If he is there take him. He would be the BPA.

Mock 1.0 pick: T.J. Jones, WR, Notre Dame

Mock 2.0 pick: James Morris, OLB/ILB, Iowa

Mock 3.0 pick: Ryan Groy, G, Wisconsin

Round 6

Ryan Groy, G, Wisconsin

6'5" - 320 Pounds - 5.10 40

I have been banging the drum for Groy all offseason. All I see when I watch tape of this guy, is him opening up huge holes for the Badgers, or keeping his QB clean. The Jets have already shown some interest in Groy at the East West game. Willie Colon was brought back, but is an old injury concern. Winters can still redeem himself, but he was the worst O-linemen we had last year. We can absolutely benefit from bringing in more G talent. Groy has also shown that he can play tackle as well. I love versatility along the line.

Mock 1.0 pick: No Pick

Mock 2.0 pick: No Pick

Mock 3.0 pick: Colt Lyerla, TE, Oregon

Round 6

Jalen Saunders, WR, Oklahoma

5'9" - 165 Pounds - 4.45 40

We can always use more playmakers on our offense. Beckham and Decker can be our X and Z receivers. Nelson and hill can back them up. This leaves Jeremy Kerley as our Y receiver, and no backup. Saunders can step in and fill this spot immediately. Saunders might be a bit undersized, but their is no denying his production for the Sooner's offense. He finished 2013 with 61 receptions for 729 yards and eight touchdowns. He had a decent combine to boot. Drew and I probably overdrafted him in our last mock, which will explain the drop to the 6th from the 4th.

Mock 1.0 pick: No Pick

Mock 2.0 pick: No Pick

Mock 3.0 pick: Logan Thomas, QB, Virginia Tech

Round 6

Matt Patchan, OT, Boston College

6'6" - 302 Pounds - 4.97 40

I don't think we can go wrong with some extra O-line depth. Patchan has no shortage of raw ability, but has had a rough go of things. On the field Matt is a very competitive athlete, who has a lot of potential. He will need to hit the weight room, and hone his craft, but there is absolutely something for the coaches to work with. Off the field, things take a weird turn. He has gotten into two scooter accidents, and was shot in a drive-by shooting. I don't believe he was under the influence, or was the intended target in either of those events. This guy needs a break. Maybe we can give him one.

Mock 1.0 pick: No Pick

Mock 2.0 pick: No Pick

Mock 3.0 pick: Matt Patchan, OT, Boston College

Round 7

Colt Lyerla, TE, Oregon

6'4" - 242 Pounds - 4.61 40

If we were looking at physicality, and talent alone, Lyeria could be a 1st rounder. Alas, it isn't, and he won't be. His off-field issues will surely keep him low on team's boards. He could very well go undrafted. We don't think he will though. There will be some team that takes a late round flyer on him. Why not the Jets? If Rex and the gang can straighten him out, it would be an incredible steal. We dropped him a round, because a coke addiction is a hard thing to get over.

Mock 1.0 pick: James Morris, OLB/ILB, Iowa

Mock 2.0 pick: Shaq Barrett, OLB/DE, Colorado State

Mock 3.0 pick: James Morris, OLB/ILB, Iowa

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