2016.1

March 4, 2016
1)  St. Louis Rams (from Tenn): Jared Goff, QB, Cal

Easy pick here. Goff isn't an elite prospect, but if you are trading up like the Rams did then you are taking a QB. Goff has real experience against real competition, more starts, and a better overall accuracy than Wentz.

     
2) Cleveland Browns: Carson Wentz, QB, ND State

I understand why some are in love with Wentz, but I just don't love him. He has a ton of potential, but the fact of the matter is that he has only two years of experience playing for the Division 1A version of Alabama that has won the last 34 straight national championships against low end directional skills. 

3)  San Diego Chargers: Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss

Don't buy the hype that teams like Ronnie Stanley better than Tunsil. That's what GM's tell Todd McShay so that other teams might bite on it. Tunsil is your cleanest prospect in the draft, and worth the value. 

4)     Dallas Cowboys: Ezekiel Elliot, RB, Ohio State

Could the Cowboys use a pass rusher here? Absolutely. They won't have any good ones for the first four weeks, and it is a general need. But don't for a damn minute believe that any team will take a player over another one at 4th overall because of the first four games in any year. There isn't a rookie pass rusher in this draft that is going to make that big of impact in the first four weeks of 2016 anyways!
         
5)  Jacksonville Jaguars: Jalen Ramsey, S/CB, Florida State

I'm still not sure what Ramsey is, but there is no arguing about his skills. People will say that his lack of production is an issue, but those people also thought Nnamdi Asomugha was overrated. I'm not going to call Ramsey anywhere close to that because he should have had more picks given some of the breaks he had on balls in college, but he is a nasty defensive back that the Jags will covet.
       
6)  Baltimore Ravens: Joey Bosa, DE/LB, Ohio State

The Ravens should not be allowed to draft this early, because they will likely have their pick at a few elite guys. Bosa is a strange fit for the Ravens, but he is an elite run stopper with a good pass rushing set. He isn't a natural fit for a defense like the Ravens, but they won't avoid him.

         
7)  San Francisco 49ers: Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame

The 49ers will have a great chance at a blue chip player, and perhaps they should go with defense here, but part of the team's issues the last few years has been in the deterioration of the offensive line.
         
8)  PROJECTED TRADE: Tennessee Titans (from Cleveland): Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State

From all reports the Browns would like to trade back again, while the Titans would like to get back. I think if they jump back then it might be for the last great offensive tackle on the board.
         
9) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Leonard Floyd, LB, Georgia

I don't get why so many hate Floyd, but am ecstatic that his name has been rising. He did not put up the sack numbers that you want in college, but he is a natural pass rusher who loves the game, he is one of the best players that I have ever seen in terms of trying to strip the ball away, and a good coaching staff will turn him into an elite pro bowler.
         
10)  New York Giants: Deforest Buckner, DT, Oregon

Buckner could go as early as 3rd overall, but I don't think he gets past the Giants here. This is not an elite need, but Buckner can play three or four different spots for this team, and I think the new staff will want to get back to what worked.

         
11) Chicago Bears: Shaq Lawson, DE/LB, Clemson

The Bears need another pass rusher for their mix, and they will love the versatility of Lawson to play in about three spots on this thin defense.
         
12)  New Orleans Saints: Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville

The Saints have to go defense with this pick, and they have been trying to focus on big talents in the last few drafts.
     
13)  Miami Dolphins (from Eagles): Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State

The Dolphins might have to snap at Myles Jack or Vernon Hargreaves, but I think they will look at some very serious speedy potential in Lee.
         
14)  Oakland Raiders: Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida

This is probably about as far as Hargreaves falls, but it is very possible. Hargreaves did not test well at the combine, and some teams will not love his over aggressive play at times in terms of taking chances.
         
15)  PROJECTED TRADE: Cleveland Browns (from Tennessee): Myles Jack, LB, UCLA

I have projected a trade, but the funny thing is that I think Tennessee and Cleveland might take Jack and Conklin at their respect picks without having to trade. I think Conklin could fall if he gets past the Giants, while Myles Jack could fall in the draft a ways due to some very possible bad news from team doctors. 
 
       
16)  Detroit Lions: Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State

The Lions have a lot of needs to address, but they also have at team that is still trying to win soon. Their offensive line has been a major reason that they have been inconsistent the last few years. Hopefully Decker could help them.
       
17)  Atlanta Falcons: Reggie Ragland, MLB, Alabama

This pick doesn't make for a perfect fit with the Falcons, but Ragland is a good prospect that some teams will fall in love with.
         
18)  Indianapolis Colts: Kevin Dodd, DE/LB, Clemson

Dodd could fall because he didn't excel until this last year in college, but damn did he excel. Dodd is one of the last pass rushers in the draft, and it seems like the Colts have needed one forever.
         
19)  Buffalo Bills: Jarran Reed, DE/DT, Alabama

This isn't a perfect fit for the Bills, but they have reportedly like Reed. Reed also can slide in at end and work as a pass rusher in some packages.

         
20)  New York Jets: William Jackson, CB, Houston

Jackson has been picking up some huge steam lately, and he would instantly make the Jets defense better.
         
21)  Washington Redskins: Laquan Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss

I really think that the Redskins could be aiming at Treadwell. They are entering into Pierre Garcon's last year of his contract, and Treadwell has a lot of similar traits. He can jump in day one in some three receiver sets, and will help the Skins push for the playoffs in the end of the year.
     
22)  Houston Texans: Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia

"But the Texans need a receiver!" I agree. But the Texans have been a QB and a receiver across from their stud away for over ten years now, and they refuse to fix it. The team is more historically prone to take a playmaker on defense so that they can lose less convincingly to Andrew Luck for the next ten years.
         
23)  Minnesota Vikings: Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor

I'm not sold that the Vikings will go with a receiver, but I do think that they will be eying one if there isn't someone that falls to them here.
         
24)  Cincinnati Bengals: Ryan Kelly, OC, Alabama

Is it sexy? No. But Ryan Kelly might be the 4th best player (ignoring positional quality) in the draft, and he will instantly help to make the Bengals better.
         
25)  Pittsburgh Steelers: A'Shawn Robinson, DE/DT/NT

The Steelers haven't drafted a corner since Full House was on TV, and I don't expect that to change. 
 
       
26)  PROJECTED TRADE: Cleveland Browns (from SEA): Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis

The Seahawks haven't made a 1st round pick in three years, and I don't think that they will make one this year if a team like Cleveland is looking to jump up and get someone. The Seahawks pick up a mid round pick, while the Browns get a guy they might covet.
         
27)  Green Bay Packers: Andrew Billings, DE/DT/NT, Baylor

Billings will likely slot in as an end on most plays, but he is very capable of sliding into the nose on pass rushing plays.

 
       
28)  Kansas City Chiefs: Josh Doctson, WR, TCU

The Chiefs could absolutely look to add additional talent at receiver if one that they like falls here.
 
       
29)  Arizona Cardinals: Cody Whitehair, OL, Kansas State

Whitehair is the 2nd best interior lineman in the draft, and he instantly will help to solidify the line.
         
30)  Carolina Panthers: Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State

I don't think that the Panthers will reach on a corner, and they might even ignore the position early on completely, but if a guy like Apple falls in the draft (and I think his production issues could cause that), then they might have to jump on him.
 
       
31)  Denver Broncos:  Vernon Butler, DT, LA Tech

Best player available
 

2015.1

March 5, 2015
1) Tampa Bay: Jameis Winston, QB, FSU

This should be no shocker. He is by far the best QB in the draft, and is arguably the 2nd quarterback prospect since Peyton Manning. He has a football knowledge that is spectacular, and he understand the game pre-snap better than a lot of pros. 

There are a couple of concerns that I have with him though. He does only have two years of college experience which will turn some teams off. I of course would love to have him not start week 1 in the NFL, but that ...

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2014.1.3

May 3, 2014
Here it is, my entry mock for the Huddle Report. For the first time ever I will dive in and have three trades projected in the draft. I usually hate adding trades into mocks, but each and every trade I offer is a scenario where I could see the player taken at the team's original spot.

1) Houston Texans: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina


And with the first pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans select the biggest risk out there. I understand why the Texans would go against taking a qu...
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2014.1.2

February 16, 2014
1) Houston Texans: Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State

The Texans scare me. They have needed a young high potential QB forever, but it also took the team four years to draft a guy across from Andre Johnson. In today's mock I will start with the least likely of the QB prospects to rise to the top in Carr. 

He is the most experienced guy, and the one that could help the team win now the best. If his brother hadn't busted on the Texans (a lot of the fault goes to the team on that one), I think he would b...
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2014.1

May 1, 2013
Here is my VERY early predictions for the 2014 nfl draft. With it being 350+ days away until the next draft I highly warn you all not to buy into where teams go with it because my penciled in predictions for team placement is nowhere close correct. 


1. ***Trade*** Minnesota Vikings (from Oak): Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina

Before you get mad and close this page, please hear me out. I personally hate trades in mock drafts in general, but I am trying to prove a point about how big the Clow...
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2013.fin

April 23, 2013
FIRST ROUND

1. Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M


Sure there is a chance that this pick could be Eric Fisher, Sharrif Floyd, or Dion Jordan. But the first overall pick will more than likely be Joeckel.

2. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dion Jordan, DE/LB, Oregon

The consensus pick coming out right now is Eric Fisher, and I am really tempted to mock him there, especially since there is a general bias that Fisher if one of the two great players in the draft. But I just have a hard time of belie...
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2013.5

April 20, 2013
*** I rarely put in a trade to mock drafts, but this is the one draft that I think could play out should trades occur. Not only will I mock the trades, but I will explain what the trade is for.
 

 FIRST ROUND

1. Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Joeckal, OT, Texas A&M


Whomever the Chiefs take first in the draft won't quite make sense. Why take a QB when they just traded for Alex Smith? Why take a nose tackle when they drafted 350 pound Dontari Poe 11th overall last year? Why take an offensive tackle when ...
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2013.4

March 27, 2013
FIRST ROUND

1. Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Joeckal, OT, Texas A&M


Whomever the Chiefs take first in the draft won't quite make sense. Why take a QB when they just traded for Alex Smith? Why take a nose tackle when they drafted 350 pound Dontari Poe 11th overall last year? Why take an offensive tackle when you just franchised your starting LT? 

Well out of those options it still makes the most sense to go tackle. At worst Joeckal and Brandon Albert will solidify the left side one way or the other, a...
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2013.3

March 6, 2013
FIRST ROUND

1. Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Joeckal, OT, Texas A&M


Whoever the Chiefs take first in the draft won't quite make sense. Why take a QB when they just traded for Alex Smith? Why take a nose tackle when they drafted 350 pound Dontari Poe 11th overall last year? Why take an offensive tackle when you just franchised your starting LT?

Well out of those options it still makes the most sense to go tackle. At worst Joeckal and Brandon Albert will solidify the left side one way or the other, and...
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2013.2

November 3, 2012
1) Cleveland Browns: Jarvis Jones, LB, Georgia

With a half a season left, who knows who will wind up with this pick. I would really love to see this happen, just to see what the Browns do. Would they start fresh with a QB a year after taking Brandon Weeden in the first round? Do they trade this pick to a team that really wants a QB? Or do they take the best weapon for their team to build with. Today I'm saying that they go with Jarvis Jones who would be used both as a linebacker and as a letha...
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