Mock Draft 2.0

Texas A&M, Left Tackle Luke Joeckel

Texas A&M, Left Tackle Luke Joeckel

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

Best player available, and fits a position of need.

2. Jacksonville Jaguars – Dion Jordan DE, Oregon

Pass rushing is a concern, and Jordan provides a speed rush.

3. Oakland Raiders – Sharrif Floyd DT, Florida

The Raiders could go anywhere with this pick, but Floyd has been on their radar since day one.

4. Philadelphia Eagles – Eric Fisher OT, Central Michigan 

Second highest rated player in the draft, and will provide Mike Vick with the protection he needs to be successful.

5. Detroit Lions – Ziggy Ansah DE, BYU

Could go with Milliner here, but pass rushers are first priority for many teams.

6. Cleveland Browns – Tyler Eifert TE, Notre Dame

The Browns are a candidate to move back in the draft, but Eifert goes here to give the Browns a go-to receiver, who can go get it with the best of them.

7. Arizona Cardinals – Lane Johnson OT, Oklahoma

With the addition of Carson Palmer, the Cardinals will need to get someone to protect him.

8. Buffalo Bills – Ryan Nassib QB, Syracuse

Surprise.  The Bills take the quarterback they like before someone else can, even though eight is too high for Nassib.

9. New York Jets – Barkevious Mingo LB, LSU

The Jets need a resurgence.  That resurgence must start on defense.

10. Tennessee Titans – Dee Milliner CB, Alabama

Milliner has had a past full of injuries.  That causes him to drop a few spots, and the Titans fill a big need.

11. San Diego Chargers – Chance Warmack G, Alabama

The Chargers may look to trade up to get a tackle, but if they can’t they will settle for the best guard available.

12. Miami Dolphins – D.J. Fluker OT, Alabama

Jake Long moved on in free agency, and Fluker is there to take his place.

13. New York Jets (From Tampa Bay)- Jarvis Jones LB, Georgia

More defense for the Jets.  Rex Ryan teams are better when they are good on defense.

14. Carolina Panthers – Star Lotulelei DT, Utah

This could be Kenny Vaccaro, but the Panthers will go with the player that some consider the best in this class.

15. New Orleans Saints – Kenny Vaccaro S, Texas

The Saints weren’t very good last year in the defensive secondary.  Vaccaro solves that problem at 15.

16. St. Louis Rams – Tavon Austin WR, West Virginia

A perfect first round for the Rams would be Austin and Vaccaro.  One out of two isn’t bad.

17. Pittsburgh Steelers – Cordarrelle Patterson WR, Tennessee

Mike Wallace is gone, but Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders return.  Still, the Steelers take Patterson who is a project with a very high ceiling.

18. Dallas Cowboys – Eric Reid S, LSU

Safety is a major concern.  This may be a reach, but it is a need.

19. New York Giants – Xavier Rhodes CB, Florida State

Great value at a position of need.

20. Chicago Bears – Alec Ogletree LB, Georgia

Brian Urlacher must be replaced, and Ogletree is the best available at this point.

21. Cincinnati Bengals – Matt Elam S, Florida

Based on who’s available, the Bengals go with Elam here and fill a need in the defensive secondary.

22. St. Louis Rams – John Cyprien S, FIU

No Vacarro, but Cyprien will do as he has a very high ceiling.

23. Minnesota Vikings – Manti Te’o LB, Notre Dame

The Vikes need a middle linebacker, and Te’o can start from day one.

24. Indianapolis Colts – Desmond Trufant CB, Washington

Value and need lands Trufant in Indy.

25. Minnesota Vikings – Sylvester Williams DT, North Carolina

Te’o will benefit greatly having a big tackle in front of him.

26. Green Bay Packers – Eddie Lacy RB, Alabama

Lacy has the potential to make Aaron Rodgers even more dangerous.

27. Houston Texans – Robert Woods WR, USC

Andre Johnson may finally get some help from Woods, who is a great route-runner with great hands.

28. Denver Broncos – Bjoern Werner DE, Florida State

Elvis Dumervil has left the building, and Werner is a good value at this point.

29. New England Patriots – Sheldon Richardson DT, Missouri

Bill Bellichick loves to have big physical tackles.

30. Atlanta Falcons – Kyle Long OT, Oregon

Long has shot up the board, and his versatility gets him picked in the first round.

31. San Francisco 49ers – Datone Jones DE, UCLA

With 15 picks the 49ers can take the best player available.

32. Baltimore Ravens – Justin Hunter WR, Tennessee

Justin Hunter may be the best receiver in the draft, and he gives Joe Flacco another deep target.


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