Updated 1/20


1)  Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

Personally I am not a huge fan of this pick, but I understand it to a certain degree. The team has Peyton Manning who will potentially play for 3-5 more seasons, and while Andrew Luck is one heck of a prospect, the Colts would be much better if they traded this pick. I absolutely believe that the Colts could get two first rounders (and more) for the pick, and if they could find a way to end up with Robert Griffin and extra draft picks then why not?  

On the other side of the spectrum, I hope that the Colts trade Manning to a team in the other conference. Send him to San Fran (do they trust Alex Smith THAT much?), Minnesota or Washington, and use the picks to build around luck. Either way I hate the concept of bringing in Andrew Luck to sit and learn while Peyton gets abused on a terrible team. 

2)  St. Louis Rams: Matt Kalil, OT, USC

I'll be the first person to say that this pick just doesn't feel right, but I am just not sold on anything being even close to locked in here. I don't actually believe that the Rams have four different teams verbally bidding for this pick already to get RG3, and I think it may be more of a ploy to try and get a team like the Browns to bite. I completely think that the team might have to make their pick.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   I hate this pick because the Rams have drafted for OT and WR quite a bit in the last couple of years, and often times teams feel obligated to keep faith in their picks. One thing that I do know which worries me is that Jeff Fisher is not a fan of drafting offensive linemen early. He does however have no problem taking receivers.  
3) **PREDICTED TRADE** Miami Dolphins (from Minnesota): Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

Sure the Rams might be able to trade their pick for a ransom, but the only reason to trade for the 2nd overall pick is because you absolutely have to guarantee that you get a player, and you will pay more to do so. I think the Dolphins might be the biggest bidders to get RG3 because they are a team with very few needs. For the sake of the mock I will say that the Dolphins gave their 1st, 2nd and 3rd round picks to pull this trade.

4)  Cleveland Browns: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

You really have to feel bad for the Browns if they don't come out of the draft with RG3. Personally if I were the organization I would trade what it took to get RG3 (or even Luck for the price). Colt McCoy and all the best pieces around him still wouldn't make this team a winner. 

5)  Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

 I'm not 100% buying Morris Claiborne in the top-5. It was a historical reach for Patrick Peterson to go 5th overall last year, so to see him as a top-5 pick scares me. I could see the team go for Trent Richardson here because the Bucs went from the 8th ranked rushing offense in 2010 to the 30th in 2011. The passing game didn't actually change much (yardage wise).

6)  Washington Redskins: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

In about any other draft a player that has multiple injury and arrest issues wouldn't even sniff the top-20, but it just doesn't seem like that matters in the case of a few guys this year. A lot of people have the Skins settling on a right tackle with this pick, but I think that there would be more value in adding a receiver here.

7)  Jacksonville Jaguars: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor

Before anyone brings up the 40-time for Wright in the combine as an excuse, I beg you to wait for him to run a 4.45 time on his pro day. The Jags have a few options here, and while you would love to see the team improve the offense, there just aren't as many playmakers at the top of the draft to reach here. 

8)  **TRADED** Minnesota Vikings (from MIA): Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa

The Vikings might be able to actually trade back and end up with one of the best players in the draft. Sure Matt Kalil would be amazing, but Riley Reiff (or even Jonathon Martin) and extra picks is a lot nicer. 

9)  Carolina Panthers: Quinton Coples, DE, UNC

A lot of people have the Panthers taking a defensive tackle here, but I wouldn't be shocked to see them take a defensive end here if one falls. The team is well off at the position, but they are fairly thin.

10)  Buffalo Bills: Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina

This Bills team has a ton of potential, but at the end of the day they got exposed late in the season by better teams. I personally am not convinced that the team is building quite the right way, but they have definitely shown some potential lately. 

11)  Kansas City Chiefs: David DeCastro, OG, Stanford

The Chiefs just didn't look the same without Brian Waters last year, and while DeCastro is a slightly different type of guard, he has the potential to be one of the best for the next ten years.

12)  Seattle Seahawks: Michael Brockers, DE/DT, LSU

One of the things that the Seahawks have failed to do is to find a potent pass rushing attack. Brockers would hopefully help them with that.

13)  Arizona Cardinals: Jonathon Martin, OT, Stanford

The Cardinals have got to find some major depth on their offensive line if they plan to compete. Kurt Warner was good enough to get the ball out quick enough with that terrible line, but Kolb is not.

14)  Dallas Cowboys: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

Everyone and their grandma has the Cowboys taking a corner with this pick, and while I agree that it is their biggest need, I also know that it has been a need that has gone untouched for a while. I think that they might be willing to take the BPA and a guy that will hopefully stay consistent for the team.

15) Philadelphia Eagles: Luke Kuechly, MLB, Boston College
Some have Kuechly as a top-10 pick, but I just don't think that there are teams that value the position that high any more. 

16)  New York Jets: Dontari Poe, NT, Memphis

Sure this pick could be a receiver, but the team might go towards solidifying the nose tackle spot with a rising stud in Dontari Poe.

17)  Cincinnati (from OAK): Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

The Bengals need to add just a few more pieces to get into that top tier, and getting more playmaking talent and depth on defense will help greatly. 

On a side note, I do have to give credit to Andy Dalton for bringing the team to the playoffs. The problem that I unfortunately do see however is that the team is packed full of offensive playmakers, and I just don't think that he is good enough to operate the offense the right way to win deep into the playoffs. This is the same feeling that I often see with the Falcons and Texans. 

18)  San Diego Chargers: Courtney Upshaw, DE/LB, Alabama

The Chargers are becoming notorious for taking their guy rather then getting the best value, which scares me a bit on this pick, because Upshaw might be the perfect pick. 

19)  Chicago Bears: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama

Jenkins is another guy that I just don't think is worth the risk when it comes to off the field issues, but he might be to a team that needs to regain its play making flavor on defense.

20)  Tennessee Titans: Mark Barron, S, Alabama

The Titans have quite a few different needs that they can look to address, and while safety isn't the most important, I do believe that they could go this way if a corner isn't here. 

21)  Cincinnati Bengals: Cordy Glenn, OG, Georgia

The Bengals definitely need some help on the offensive line and getting a guy like Glenn is a good value here.

22)  Cleveland (from ATL): Lamar Miller, RB, Miami

If the Browns don't walk away with one of the two prized quarterbacks then I don't think that they will try to reach for a franchise quarterback early. The team may opt however to grab a fierce rusher like Miller. 

23)  Detroit Lions: Dont'a Hightower, MLB, Alabama

I got mixed results the last time over Hightower, which is ok with me. He fills a good need and he would be able to become an asset in every portion of the defensive game. 

24)  Pittsburgh Steelers: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State

At some point in every mock season I will draft an offensive lineman to the Steelers with a comment like "Big Ben has filed a lawsuit against the Steelers because of the neglect and domestic violence that he deals with every Sunday." I might as well get that out of the way early. 

25)  Denver Broncos: Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State

The Broncos need to continue to improve the defense because the team has too many weapons on offense already that they just need to coach.

26)  Houston Texans: Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech

Two years ago I had Demaryius Thomas higher than just about anyone (at one point in the top-12) because of his athleticism and general success in a run offense. I have been also mocking a receiver to the Texans for years and still have gotten no love. The team needs weapons across from Andre Johnson, and they need a stud that can be the top guy when Andre is out for 6 games a year.

27)  New England (from NO): Devon Still, DT, Penn State

There are about 75 different guys that the Patriots could take here. With them having the 31st pick I wouldn't be shocked to see them take the BPA here which just might be Still.

28)  Green Bay Packers: Mike Perry, DE/LB, USC

The Packers don't have many needs, so taking another pass rusher will do nothing but add another layer to the defense.

29)  Baltimore Ravens: Peters Konz, OC, Wisconsin

Matt Birk is great, but he has been old for the last five years, and the team could benefit from finding a future option here.

30)  San Francisco: Alshon Jefferey, WR, South Carolina

Jefferey's speed is a major question, but his potential is amazing. Because he has some issues he may make a deep fall in the draft, but I think he will have a good enough pro day to get taken in the top-50.

31)  New England Patriots: Ronnell Lewis, DE/OLB/MLB, Oklahoma

I think the Patriots might eye a guy like Lewis who can play a number of different positions for the team. In the 4-3 he is an outside linebacker with some pass rushing power, and in 3-4 positions he is a pass rusher or even an inside guy when needed.

32)  New York Giants: David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech

The Giants are a run first team that just can't run as well anymore. The team needs to find some consistency at the position and injecting a new face into the mix might be the right option.



ROUND 2    

1) St. Louis Rams: Zach Brown, OLB, UNC

2)  Indianapolis Colts: Andre Branch, DE, Clemson

3)  Minnesota Vikings: Jayron Holsey, CB, Virginia Tech 

4)  Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers

5)  Cleveland Browns: Ryan Tannehill, QB, TAMU

6)  Jacksonville Jaguars: Vinny Curry, DE, Marshall 

7)  Washington Redskins: Brock Osweiler, QB, AZ State

8)  Carolina Panthers: Zebrie Sanders, OT, FSU 

9)  Buffalo Bills: Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson 

10)  **TRADED** Minnesota Vikings (from MIA): Harrison Smith, S, Notre Dame 

The Dolph Lundgrens traded this pick in my hypothetical trade. 

11)  Seattle Seahawks: LaMichael James, RB, Oregon 
The Seahawks will likely keep on tasting the rainbow, but a change of pace might be plugged in.
12)  Kansas City Chiefs: Nick Foles, QB, Arizona 

13)  Dallas Cowboys: Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina

14)  Philadelphia Eagles: Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska 

15)  New York Jets: Rueben Randall, CB, LSU 

16)  New England (from OAK): Josh Robinson, CB, UCF

I have to give some credit to myself for having Robinson this high back in January. Now that he is the stud of the combine it is a lot more common for him to go this high.

17)  San Diego Chargers: Kevin Zeitler, OG, Wisconsin

18)  Chicago Bears: Doug Martin, RB, Boise State 

19)  Philadelphia (from ARIZ): Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State 

20)  Tennessee Titans: Brandon Washington, OT/G, Miami

21)  Cincinnati Bengals: Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson
22)  Detroits Lions: Bobbie Massie, OT, Ole Miss

23)  Atlanta Falcons: Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford

24)  Pittsburgh Steelers: Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt

25)  Denver Broncos: Orson Charles, TE, Georgia

26)  Houston Texans: Jake Bequette, DE/LB, Arkansas

27)  New Orleans Saints: Lavonte David, OLB, Nebraska

28)  Green Bay Packers: Juron Criner, WR, Arizona

29)  Baltimore Ravens: Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia 

30)  San Francisco 49ers: Kendall Reyes, DE/DT, UConn 

31)  New England Patriots: Tommy Streeter, WR, Miami

32)  New York Giants: Zebrie Sanders, OT, Florida State



ROUND 3    

1) Indianapolis Colts: Chase Minnifield, CB, Virginia

2)  Saint Louis Rams: Markelle Martin, S, OK State

3)  Minnesota Vikings: Derek Wolfe, DT, Cincinnati 

4)  Cleveland Browns: Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse

5)  Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Marvin McNutt, WR, Iowa

6)  Washington Redskins: Alameda Ta'amu, NT, Washington

7)  Jacksonville Jaguars: Josh Norman, CB, Coastal Carolina

8)  Buffalo Bills:  Mitchell Schwartz, OT, California

9)  **TRADED** Minnesota Vikings (from MIA): Nick Toon, WR, Wisconsin

This is the last part of my projected Dolphins for RG3. If this deal actually went through, Minnesota should take advantage of it by getting as much value as they can.
10)  Chicago Bears (From CAR): Michael Egnew, TE, Missouri

11)  Kansas City Chiefs: Bobby Wagner, DE/LB, Utah State

12)  Seattle Seahawks:  Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State

Weeden isn't going to be drafted that high because he is old, but a team that might need a fringe starter (Seattle, Kansas City, Chicago) might really love him.

13)  Philadelphia Eagles:  Andrew Datko, OT, Florida State

14)  New York Jets: Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan State

15)  Oakland Raiders (USED IN SUP. DRAFT) 

16)  San Diego Chargers: Shea McClellin, DE/LB, Boise State

17)  Chicago Bears: Vontaze Burflict, MLB, Arizona State

18)  Arizona Cardinals: Jared Crick, DE/DT, Nebraska

19)  Dallas Cowboys: Trumaine Johnson, S/CB, Montana  

20)  Tennessee Titans: Michael Brewster, C, Ohio State

21)  Cincinnati Bengals: Bernard Pierce, RB, Temple  

22)  Atlanta Falcons: Nate Potter, OT, Boise State

23)  Detroit Lions: Dwight Bentley, CB, LA-Laff

24)  Pittsburgh Steelers: Josh Chapman, NT, Alabama

25)  Denver Broncos: Ladarius Green, TE, LA-Laff 

26)  Houston Texans: Chris Givens, WR, Wake Forest 

27)  New Orleans Saints: Marvin Jones, WR, California 

28)  Green Bay Packers: Audie Cole, LB, NC State 

29)  Baltimore Ravens: Mike Martin, DE/DT, Michigan

30)  San Francisco 49ers: Tank Carder, ILB, TCU

31)  New England Patriots: Cam Johnson, DE, Virginia

32)  New York Giants: Jeff Allen, OT, Illinois

  33) Oakland Raiders (COMP):