Tyler Vagyler's Mock Offseason v1.0
Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:47 PM
Director of College Scouting, New York Giants
Defensive Coordinator, San Francisco 49ers
We hire another successful defensive coordinator to be our next head coach. Vic Fangio has had a lot of recent success and will be in the rumor mills for more than one position this offseason. His ties to the organization make him a possible candidate here in Carolina.
Defensive Coordinator, University of Georgia Bulldogs
Todd Grantham was the defensive line coach for Houston Texans while Fangio served as defensive coordinator. The two improved the Texans' defensive each year they were there together. Grantham has installed a shutdown defense at Georgia that is consistently rushing the passer and forcing turnovers. He seems like a random pick, but the connection with Fangio make it a possibility (and he'd be a solid choice).
Running Backs Coach, New York Giants
This is borrowed from CardiacCats' mock draft. I really like the idea of bringing him in as offensive coordinator and his ties with Marc Ross might be enough to lure him. Jonathan Stewart would be perfect in his system, taking a lot of pressure of off Cam's shoulders.
Trade Deangelo Williams - I think we could get a 3rd round pick for him. I see a team that made the playoffs getting desperate and making a "win-now" decision in the offseason.
Restructure Jon Beason - There's no doubt Beason wants to stay here in Carolina. He will take a page out of his buddy Thomas Davis' book and work a new deal in order to help his squad out.
Release Jordan Gross - This is will be a tough move but Jordan is aging and he performance shows. He's still a quality player, but we could use the money elsewhere.
I'm guessing we will finish 5-11 and pick 6th overall.
Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
Jordan Gross will need a replacement. This is the guy for the job.
Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
Captain Munnerlyn will leave as a free agent, Josh Norman hasn't convinced us he's a future #1 corner, and Chris Gamble is starting to age. Xavier Rhodes is a beast and probably won't slip this far but it'd be a great addition.
Round 3 (we trade our 4th this year and 3rd next to move up):
Da'Rick Rodgers, WR, Tennessee Tech
We always move up in the draft and I think we do it in order to get a big receiver. His character issues will take him from a late first/early second to an early third, where we will hopefully grab him. Unbelievable talent, just needs to mature as a person.
Round 3 (Williams pick):
Bacarri Rambo, S, Georgia
This is a position we have to address. Jarius Byrd is not coming here and we can't afford anyone else in FA at this position. Rambo is an electrify player who'd be coming in to play with his college defensive coordinator.
Josh Boyd, DT, Mississippi State
Joseph Fauria, TE, UCLA
This guy is huge (6' 7") and can catch. Get him.
Dustin Hopkins, K, Florida State
He kicks the ball.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:56 PM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:05 PM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:14 PM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:15 PM
if we hire a guy to coach 3-4 then we're gonna need to draft 3-4 pieces.
yeah this is true
Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:35 PM
Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:07 AM
I also think Joeckel might be gone before we pick, but if he's there I wouldn't mind the pick (though I'd prefer Star or Hankins.)
Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:18 AM
Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:20 AM
Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:28 AM
I love Joeckel, love Rhodes, Love Rogers (but not sure he'll be in the 3rd), love Rambo, loves Boyd, Fauria and Hopkins all in the late rounds. Great mock overall!
Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:08 PM