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#1 Untouchable

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:44 PM

Not going to project a trade even though I expect more movement then we had last year...

1(9) Fletcher Cox- DT Miss State, 6'4" 298 lbs
I'm normally against taking a DT in the 1st because of the bust rate and ability to find quality late or in UDFAs but its time to take a risk on a position that hasn't really been invested in since 2001. Cox doesn't appear to be much of a risk though as he has elite athleticism, game tape to back it up and plenty of room to grow. Would provide an interior pass rush that has been missing for quite some time. The worry now is if he survives to the 9th pick. If he's gone you would have to look at Kuechly next and then possibly Gilmore, Floyd or Coples (assuming you did your homework on all 3).

2(40) Vinny Curry- DE Marshall, 6'3" 266 lbs
One of better pass rushers in the draft, he is a 3 year starter who's major negative is how he holds up against the run, which has improved every year. I haven't jumped off the Hardy bandwagon and I don't think we need a starter, mainly because of how Hardy started the year and the fact he was on the field around 90% of the time (CJ about 80%), but I do think we need another quality pass rusher to take some snaps away from our starters to give them a rest. Lavonte David as another option here. Possibly Trumaine Johnson as well.

4(104) James-Michael Johnson- LB Nevada, 6'1" 241 lbs
Building depth on defense from the inside out I'll take the fast, athletic and versitile LB from Nevada here who played both inside and out. Almost went with TY Hilton but I'm figuring he will be just out of range at this spot. Oregon St CB/FS Brandon Hardin should get a nice hard look too.

5(143) Bryan Anger- P Cal
Who cares about the measurables. Need a punter. Him and Butler are the top rated ones. Keep the with the investing in ST and pull one of them in these later rounds.

6(180) Coty Sensabaugh- CB Clemson 5'11" 189 lbs
Rising sleeper prospect with good speed. Wouldnt be opposed to taking him in the 5th if need be and drafting a punter here instead. (Alternative: Oklahoma DE Frank Alexander)


6(207) Robert T. Griffin- OG Baylor, 6'6" 336 lbs
Recent smoke surrounding this guy. Looks like good developmental OL and depth to me. Alot of movement in FA to get OL depth though so, in going with the theme, developmental LB here is a possibility as well (OLB Danny Trevathon or ILB Noah Keller maybe)

7(216) Derek Moye- WR Penn State, 6'4" 209
Tall, decently fast (clocked at 4.44 twice at pro day), developmental wideout.

In the end, the main focus is improving our DL, which should make the rest of the D look better, and building from the inside out. Not a fan of drafting a CB so late but we need to see what we have in Hogan as well. Also think offense should be drafted earlier then essentially the 7th round but couldn't find a player I liked to grab over the others. I will trust Hurney and Co. will have done thier research and as long as they grab some help at positions of need like last year I'll be happy.

#2 Ken

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:17 PM

This is actually quite good.
Only comment is hopefully there is a better LB in the 4th.

#3 Dash Global

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:22 PM

I like this. Only concern is not getting a top flight LB or CB.

The plus side is we straight kill it from a DL stand point.

Arguably the best DT and DE in college.

#4 BEASTfromdaEAST

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:24 PM

I would take WR Tommy Streeter in the 5th rather than a punter. Not a fan of Curry either.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:27 PM

I would take WR Tommy Streeter in the 5th rather than a punter. Not a fan of Curry either.


What exactly do you not like about Curry?

It certainly can't be anything in regards to his play.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:23 AM

Not bad.

#7 SooSlow84

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:44 PM

I have nearly the same mock, except Round 4 I replaced your LB with Joe Adams


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