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Matthias' Mock 2014 (Final)

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My last mock of the year.  It's been an interesting season concerning the prospects.  Some improved their position.  Others fell off the map.  After a lot of careful consideration, I've selected seven guys who I believe will take this team over the top this year.

 

 

 

2014 NFL Draft

 

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1st Round:  Jordan Matthews

 

 

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I don't see Richardson getting the nod over Hurst at LT.

Not my favorite mock but I could live with it.

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wouldn't mind it at all.

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I would be okay with the outcome but I think it would be risky to wait on OT - I think there is a good chance both Tiny and Hurst would be gone at our #3 and #4 picks. I like both of those players a lot but we could be in trouble if there is a run on OTs early in the third round.

Not sure how I'd feel about Matthews in the first - I would not hate it but he's not my favorite. I'm no scout though and I'd agree that we need playmakers at WR - so I do hope we address that need early.

Edit: Just watched the highlight video you linked on Matthews. Was very impressed with his route running - stayed low, very good in and out of his breaks. I remembered him catching a lot of screen passes from seeing his SEC games but that reel showed very good route diversity. Feeling better about him as a #1. I think there is a much higher chance we draft Matthews than Benjamin if both are available - Matthews fits the description if what Rivera said we were looking for in a WR.

I like Storm Johnson - he would be excellent value in the fifth round.

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It would be an alright draft and I admire you for not mocking the same group almost everyone does. I really like Hurst and would rather us take him in the 3rd then Tiny Richardson. But other then that, I have no complaints.

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Cooks-Turner-Bailey is my dream draft.

Big play WR, LT/RT, FS hybrid

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Cooks-Turner-Bailey is my dream draft.

Big play WR, LT/RT, FS hybrid

I like that and then Latimer in the 4th!

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problem is that you're taking a big risk with no OT in rds 1 or 2. If it works out that Tiny and Hurst are there in the 3rd & 4th, great draft. If there is a run on OTs, we go into training camp looking for other teams to cut a quality OT during preseason. Not likely to happen. Since DG failed to land a starter during FA, i think we have to go OT in rd 1 or 2, even if it is not bpa.

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I'm actually more thank cool with drafting Storm late in the draft. think he could be a steal 

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Wouldn't mind that, pretty good tackle combo

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Love the first pick, I'm ok with the second but I'm on the Billy Turner-in-the-second bandwagon.  If he's not there then I'm fine with a CB or someone else, but if he is there I think he's plug and play at LT.  Might not be an All Pro in his rookie season, but he'll be light years ahead of anything we have now and will get better.

 

My preference for Turner would obviously change the 3rd round pick, probably to a Keith McGill or some other CB or WR but beyond that change I'd be happy with your draft.  Hurst would have an opportunity to heal up and could turn into solid depth, might even allow us to give Bell the boot.  We'll need a RB sooner rather than later and I don't know much about your guy but if he's a good player he's worth a 5th round shot.

 

My biggest problem - drafting 3 OTs?  I think it's a bit of overkill.  Draft 1 or 2, keep Bell in the running (as bad as Bell can be, a 6th round guy probably isn't going to come in and supplant him immediately.  Would 2011 Bell beat out 2014 Bell?  Not likely.)  If one of them is going to have to redshirt a year, draft a second at most.  But my preference would be Turner in the 2nd with ideas of him starting LT.  Draft a Hurst or a Richardson or a James or whatever in the 4th or 5th as the backup plan and eventual RT.  Don't need more than that.

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For those who said there might be a run on OTs in the early third round, I don't know.  I'm thinking any team who is needy at the OT position, will draft them in the second round.  So once the third round comes in, they will select at another position of need.  So if we did risk it, we should get at least one dependable tackle with our third pick.  There's a good chance Hurst will fall.  Other than his match up with Clowney, he hasn't gotten much publicity. (Of course I know scouts pay attention to everyone, and not looking at who Mel Kiper is hyping up)  So Hurst and perhaps Richardson will both be available by our third pick.  If not, perhaps a JuWann James and Cameron Fleming.

 

 

@ Jawny, three OTs may be one too many, but I like Patchan's athleticism.  I can imagine him pulling a lot, giving our runners that extra punch.  After watching these past three years or so of our runners not seeing any kind of lanes to run through, I would want to make sure our line is super strong in that area this year.  Of course I don't have to mention how much money we have wrapped in the back field.  With all that money and talent, we should be one of the most feared rushing teams in the league. (Even though I know we may not focus on the run that much, but when we do run...)  I want to see a resurrection of the Million Dollar Backfield.

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