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#1 Ruff

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:40 PM

Ruff's Pre-Combine Mock Draft


1st Round, Johnathon Banks, CB - Mississippi State

Banks is the all-around style cornerback that this team most certainly needs. He can play physical, up in the face of the receiver, he can tackle (has accumulated forced fumbles over his career), can play in the return game, and most importantly, can be a ball hawk. I think Banks is one of the best cornerbacks in the draft because of his size, as well as his all-around talent. The other cornerbacks have something that they are decent at, but come with concerns (Rhodes with injuries, Trufant with physical play, etc). Banks has none of those concerns. He's just shown that as time progresses, he can just get better and better.

2nd Round, Dallas Thomas, LT/G - Tennessee

Dallas Thomas is an interesting prospect. After dominating much of his college career at LT, he was suddenly asked to move to LG his Senior year. The transition was expected to be a rough one, but Thomas not only did a good job with the transition, but he excelled there. He's a big, physical lineman (6'5 / 305 lbs), with the ability to move out in space (hence the transition to G). With our need at both Tackle and Guard, it makes sense to take a player like Thomas, who can give us versatility along the offensive line, while contributing immediately. But, out of all of the things I like the most of Dallas Thomas, is the reports that the guy is a hard worker, which is something that cannot be overstated enough for offensive linemen.

4th Round, Tavarres King, WR - Georgia

We have been looking for the heir apparent to Steve Smith for years, and I think we've found the draft class to get him out of. Sure, there are big name receivers that could garner 1st and 2nd round looks, but there are guys out there who are going to be great, and could be had later in the draft. King is one of those guys. King is known as a down the field threat, being able to make plays with his vertical route running as well as his quickness. King has the ability to streak down the field, past defenders, and into the end zone, becoming our home run threat immediately. The player King reminds me most of is Davone Bess.

5th Round, JC Tretter - Cornell

If you don't know the name yet, trust me, you're going to be hearing all about him by the time the combine rolls around. The guy is a hidden gem, trust me. Sadly, we didn't get to see Tretter play at the Senior Bowl since he broke his nose in practice, but he's going to burst onto the scene in the next month. Tretter is basically a small school version of Lane Johnson. Played QB in high school (was also a basketball star), signed on at Cornell (shows his smarts) to play TE, but ends up moving inside to play LT, but most people believe he's suited to playing inside at Guard. He's not ready to start just yet, but after a year or so, he could immediately come in and provide depth and potentially take a starting Guard position.

6th Round, TJ Barnes, NT - Georgia Tech

TJ Barnes could be the perfect addition to a team that as a glaring need for a true NT. Barnes has played as a NT in the Georgia Tech 34 his entire college career, giving us options whenever we choose to move into our 34 looks. But, on top of that, Barnes just gives us a massive run stopper that can be used to plug into a gap and demand two or more blockers. TJ Barnes is still raw, and could use a year to learn the NFL game, but I think he could quickly transition into a Teddy Washington type player.

7th Round (Compensatory Pick), Taimi Tutogi, FB - Arizona

A FB?! Say whaaat? Yes, I know. But, Tutogi isn't necessarily you're prototypical FB. He has shown that can do it all at Arizona. He's been a blocking FB (which will most likely be utilized in Shula's offense), he has played some TE, and he's shown that he can be a special teams monster. He also could be used similarly as John Harbaugh uses FBs, in the DE/LB positions, he is that versatile.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:12 PM

decent...im starting to like king alot. i like rhodes or tufant over banks. what will you do about safety??

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:35 PM

I want a corner round 1 or 2 if we can sign a safety worth his spit in FA (unlikely I know), so I'd be ok with this

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:13 AM

I like trufant if we can trade down, even Rhodes

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:18 AM

Awesome mock, I had king in the 4th in my mock thread as well

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:08 AM

I would be very happy with those first 3 picks. Great write-up

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:32 AM

I would like to see what happen in FA with a draft like this. If FA goes well and we can make some moves then this draft isn't bad.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:18 PM

decent...im starting to like king alot. i like rhodes or tufant over banks. what will you do about safety??


I think that's the biggest concern, not just of this mock draft, but of our entire offseason. If I had my way, I would love to sign George Wilson for the SS position, and continue to let Godfrey play FS, a position he seems more natural at, while letting DJ Campbell learn some more.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:44 PM

I think that's the biggest concern, not just of this mock draft, but of our entire offseason. If I had my way, I would love to sign George Wilson for the SS position, and continue to let Godfrey play FS, a position he seems more natural at, while letting DJ Campbell learn some more.



wilson seems like a solid vet..had about a 100 tackles combined. he is 32 but he could bring some exp in the back field .... he was also rated high in 2012 by pff....so that might be a good option.

now that i think about it..im not sure ill be comfortable with a rookie team lol

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:23 PM

I agree with Wilson, we need a vet in the secondary with Gamble most likely on the way out. If we go the WR route in the 4th i think Ryan Swope out of Texas A&M might still be there, he would be great out of the slot.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:30 PM

panthers dont need a slot....need deep threat.

brady aint won nothing with no damn slot wr. it only takes you so far.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:34 PM

panthers dont need a slot....need deep threat.

brady aint won nothing with no damn slot wr. it only takes you so far.


Who was his big down fields threat for the 3 Superbowls?

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:36 PM

Who was his big down fields threat for the 3 Superbowls?



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:43 PM

patten also avg 18.2....i think thats a decent deep threat. randy didnt even avg that in 2007.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:05 PM

Patton would be great, but he probably will be gone in the 4th with this scenario...would have to grab him the the 2nd. Cam does have a great deep ball, but most of the speed guys in this draft are projects. Swope could be a reliable slot guy for us right away, and not drop every friggin pass like Murphy.


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