Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:37 PM
With Richardson still on the board (and despite the Green-Ellis signing), the Bengals could very well trade up to get an impact workhorse RB for their impressive run-blocking O-Line. So this is my dream scenario:
Panthers get: 17th overall pick (1st), 21st overall pick (1st), 84th overall pick (3rd)
Bengals get: 9th overall pick (1st), 40th overall pick (2nd)
1 - Quinton Coples, DE, UNC
Some might think that Coples won't fall this far, and with his natural talents, it's hard to argue. However, with his motor in question, it's not too crazy to say he could make it to the 17th pick and be of great value.
1 - Stephon Gilmore, CB, USC
Call me a South Carolina homer all you want, but I think Kirkpatrick and Gilmore are very similar players and I'd be happy with either. Both had decent combines, but Gilmore hasn't had any off-field issues.
3 - Joe Adams WR/PR Arkansas
Some say he might be the next Steve. That's all I need to hear.
4 - Nigel Bradham, OLB, FSU
Great coverage linebacker who could be the perfect backup for TD. Plus, he can lay the wood.
5 - Terrell Manning, OLB, NC State
With Dan Connor gone, we need all the depth we can get at LB, so I could see us grabbing one more in the later rounds.
6 - James Hanna, TE, Oklahoma
He blew up the combine with a special combination of size and speed. We might not have Shockey next year, so this could be a great pick.
6 - Levy Adcock, OT, Oklahoma St
Nothing wrong with a little OL depth. Amirite?
7 - Drew Butler, P, Georgia
I don't like Baker. 'Nuff said.
All in all, I know that this is pretty improbable, but I just wanted to make an interesting mock (since this is the first one I've ever done) and see what you guys think. Thanks.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:41 PM
Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:44 PM
I could go for that, but I can't envision a scenario where Coples drops that far. If he makes it out of the top 10 I'd be shocked.
Yeah, getting Coples at that spot is wishful thinking. If Coples isn't there, then I would be happy with whoever Hurney thinks is the BPA for any of the D-Line positions.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:47 PM
Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:54 PM
Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:02 PM
I would take Ingram str8 up over Coples. Ingram plays his guts out.
I agree with that too, but I think Coples has a better chance of falling. If we're stuck at #9, which is what's probably gonna happen, I would be pumped if we got Ingram or Coples. I trust Hurney in the first round, so I'm confident he'd make the right choice between the two.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:08 PM
Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:20 PM
If we did manage to make this trade though, I'd probably take a risk on one of those DTs at that spot.
I like Gilmore, but I've seen him give up way too many big plays over the past 3 years to take him in the 1st, even though he clearly has the talent.
Preferable for me in this scenario would be a DT and Fleener in the 1st.
CB class is deep so you can get value in the 3rd.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:26 PM
Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:30 PM
maybe a Cox or Brockers there.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:30 PM
Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:59 PM
Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:08 PM
Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:29 PM
If we can pick up someone like a Coby Fleener in the 2nd then I don't mind TE but there's no reason (imo) to draft a 6th round TE. You have Greg Olsen, Gary Barnidge, and Richie Brockel. No late round pick would be a noticable upgrade over these guys. Barnidge had a nice training camp last year. They have some expectations for him.
I see your point about Barnidge, but I think Brockel's ceiling is pretty low. If we didn't have so many needs on defense, I would be cool with a TE in the 2nd, but I feel like the front of the draft needs to focus on D. I like the idea of trying to go for a very toolsy TE late in the draft to create competition with Barnidge for the future spot that Shockey will leave. The numbers Hanna put up at the combine were pretty impressive, and I'd love to see if Chud could mold him (or Barnidge for that matter) into a potential beast.
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