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Overall Grade – A

Round 1 – Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi St.A

I love this pick.  He is the guy I wanted and he’s nearly a can’t miss prospect.  Fletcher Cox will be one of the bets DTs in the NFL within a few years.  He’s nearly unblockable.  He’s the most athletic DT, is instinctive and uses his hands well.  He was only a junior when he came out, so he’s only 21.  This is the best Eagles first round pick in a long time.    

Round 2 – Mychal Kendricks, LB, Cal A-

Kendricks has a lot of potential to be a very good linebacker.  He is super athletic and was productive in college.  At times he looked a little weak on tape.  I’d like to see him put on 10 lbs of muscle and he will be dominant.

Round 2 – Vinny Curry, DE, MarshallA –

I like Vinny Curry a lot.  I also love that he’s an Eagles fan.  Curry is one of the more athletic DEs.  High athleticism was one of the overall trends of this draft.  Curry is strong and relentless.  He has great change of direction ability, but not elite speed off the edge.

Round 3 – Nick Foles, QB, Arizona – B

Nike Foles is a developmental prospect.  He has great size and has the potential to develop into a starter.  His  footwook are some what questionable, however he did complete nearly 70% of his passes during his senior year.

Round 4 – Brandon Boykin, CB/KR, Georgia – A

I love this pick for the 4th round.  Boykin has a chance to develop into a starter early on.  He’s one of the most athletic CBs and was productive throughout his college career.  He can also return kicks and punts.

Round 5 – Dennis Kelly, OT, Purdue – C

I’m not very impressed with Kelly.  He has good size, but isn’t very athletic.  There were better prospects available at this pick.

Round 6 – Marvin McNutt Jr, WR, Iowa – A

I really like McNutt for the 6th round.  He was very productive his senior year.  According to his measurables he’s more athletic than Blackmon and bigger.  McNutt has a good opportunity to make the team and eventually be our third or fourth receiver.

Round 6 – Brandon Washington, OL, Miami – B –

While I think that Washington is more likely to pan out than Kelly, I don’t love him.  He’s got good size, but isn’t very athletic.

Round 7 – Bryce Brown, RB, Kansas State – A

Brown was a solid pick for the 7th round.  He has good size at 230 lbs and good overall athleticism.  He was also a highly recruited high school player.  He has very little experience in college, only playing one full year.  He has good vision and has a good change to make the team as the third RB.


NFL Mock Draft: Round 1

Updated: 4/17/12

Terenna’s Mock:

No. 1: Indianapolis Colts – Andrew Luck, Stanford, QB

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Andrew Luck seems to be the safest QB pick. He has the potential lead the team for the next 10 years.

No. 2: Washington Redskins – Robert Griffin III, Baylor, QB

Griffin has superb athleticism as well as a rocket arm. He can be an immediate high performer for the Redskins. Expect him to rack up plenty of rushing yards.

No. 3: Minnesota Vikings – Matt Kalil, USC, OT

Matt Kalil is the bets left tackle in the draft. The Vikings fill a need with a safe pick.

No. 4: Cleveland Browns – Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State, WR

I believe that Colt McCoy can get it done if he has an elite receiver to throw two. Justin Balckmon is his man. Another possibility would be draft Ryan Tannehill and draft a later WR. While there are good WRs you can get in the later rounds, Tannehill isn’t a pro ready prospect. McCoy has NFL experience and some success.

No. 5: Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Morris Claiborne, LSU, CB

Claiborne is the best CB in the draft and fills their most pressing need. Some people have the Bucs taking Trent Richardson, but I think it’s a mistake. Sure, Trent could be very good, but they already have LeGarrette Blount who is good in his own right. They can draft a speedy complement to LeGarrette later in the draft.

No. 6: St. Louis Rams – Riley Reiff, Iowa, OT

A WR is possible here or DT, but the Rams need help on their O-line the most. If they went DT I would go with Fletcher Cox. He’s going to be a steal.

No. 7: Jacksonville Jaguars – Luke Kuechly, Boston College, ILB

Kuechly was not only super productive in college, he tested well at the combine. I wasn’t always impressed with him on tape, in the run game, but he covers very well. This could be high for Kuechly, but I think he’s a safer bet than the other WRs and DEs available at this point.

No. 8: Miami Dolphins – Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M, QB

The Dolphins take a chance on a QB with potential. He doesn’t appear to be a pro ready prospect, but could develop nicely.

No. 9: Carolina Panthers – Fletcher Cox, Mississippi State, DT

DT isn’t the Panther’s biggest need but, Cox is a natural penetrator in the pass game . He is the most pro-ready DT prospect. He looks great on tape, has good production and good athleticism.

No. 10: Buffalo Bills – Courtney Upshaw, Alabama, OLB

Upshaw fits in nicely as a rush linebacker into the Bills 3-4 defensive system.

No. 11: Kansas City Chiefs – Trent Richardson, Alabama, RB

Richardson, is a steal at 11. The Chiefs need a running back due to injury. It’s a no brainer. They could also consider Dontari Poe, DT, but he scares me a bit. He has great size and good athleticism, but he doesn’t have much in the way of production. I would take the safer pick.

No. 12: Seattle Seahawks – Quinton Coples, North Carolina, DE

Coples will give the Seahawks a powerful one two punch from their DEs. My only concern with Coples is his average athleticism.

No. 13: Arizona Cardinals – David DeCastro, Stanford, G

DeCastro is the best guard and will greatly improve the Cardinals O-line.

No. 14: Dallas Cowboys – Mark Barron, Alabama, SS

Mark Barron is a productive, strong, SS with a good awareness. The Cowboys get the best player remaining on the board and a powerful defender.

No. 15: Philadelphia Eagles – Shea McClellin, Boise State, DE

McCellin has the size, speed, awareness and motor to be a dominant run stuffer and tough to block pass rusher. I would put him at ILB and move Demeco Ryans to the outside. I would have liked Cox, DT here, but it’s unlikely he will fall to 15.

No. 16: New York Jets – Whitney Mercilus, Illinois, DE

The Jets need linebacker and pass rush help, Mercilus gives them both. He was a one year wonder, but was very productive during that year. He has the size and athleticism to make an impact. I’ve seen some people put Dont’a Hightower here, but I’m not very impressed with him. He has a higher bust potential than Mercilus, with a lower upside.

No. 17: Cincinnati Bengals – Mike Adams, Ohio State, OT

Mike Adams gives them they help they desperately need on their O-line.

No. 18: San Diego Chargers – Cordy Glenn, Georgia, OT

Glenn (345lbs) is a powerful tackle that the Chargers could move to guard.

No. 19: Chicago Bears – Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina, CB

The bears desperately need help at CB. Gilmore gives them that help. While he’s not super productive, he is super athletic. He has high potential.

No. 20: Tennessee Titans – Peter Konz, Wisconsin, C

Would be a huge help for their run game. While they have other needs, Konz is going to make the biggest difference.

No. 21: Cincinnati Bengals – Melvin Ingram, South Carolina, DE

Ingram has high potential. He’s super athletic and still improving. He’ll play LB for the Bengals.

No. 22: Cleveland Browns – Josh Robinson, Central Florida, CB

While not from a big school Robinson is the real deal. He’ll become a probowl player next to Haden. Others have Dre Kirkpatrick above Robinson, but I disagree.

No. 23: Detroit Lions – Jonathan Martin, Stanford, OT

Give the Lions help at tackle for the oft injured Stafford.

No. 24: Pittsburgh Steelers – Dontari Poe, Memphis, DT

Gives the Steelers a young NT with a high potential. He could also be a bust without proper coaching or motivation.

No. 25: Denver Broncos – Kevin Zeitler, Wisconsin, G

Gives the Broncos help on their weak O-line.

No. 26: Houston Texans -Michael Floyd, Notre Dame, WR

The Texans get a huge steal at a position of great need. He’ll play alongside Johnson when Johnson’s not injured and for him when he is.

No. 27: New England Patriots – Jerel Worthy, Michigan St., DT

While I”m not super high on him, he does fill a need if he pans out. I’m scared away by his average production.

No. 28: Green Bay Packers – Nick Perry, Southern Cal, OLB

The Packers need to increase their sack total from last year. Perry gives the Packers a good complement to Clay Matthews.

No. 29: Baltimore Ravens – Mychal Kendricks, Cal, ILB

Kendricks has the athleticism to eventually take over for Ray Lewis, who will help him reach his potential.

No. 30: San Francisco 49ers – Kendall Wright, Baylor, WR

Gives the 9ers a super productive receiver to train behind Moss.

No. 31: New England Patriots – Harrison Smith, Notre Dame, FS

Smith has good production and athleticism to be an early contributer.

No. 32: New York Giants – Coby Fleener, Stanford, TE

Gives the Giants a great receiving TE to work with on offense.

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Key one:

The Eagles offensive line must give Kolb time to throw the ball – Kolb is much better when he has time to throw the ball even though he is a pretty good scrambler.  In preseason Kolb’s QB rating dropped to 39.3 from the mid eighties when he was sacked five times or more.  The offensive line did not look good in preseason, but Jamaal Jackson is returning to action at center against the Packers and will hopefully sure up the line.

Key Two:

Trent Cole: Sack Master!

Sack Aaron Rogers – The packers lost four out of five games when Rogers was sacked five or more times last year.  The Eagles are going to need Trent Cole at full strength and Brandon Graham to step it up.

Key Three:

DeSean Jackson and Brent Celek need to have a great games – Kolb relied heavily on the two play makers during his two starts in 2009.  Jackson and Celek combined for 26 catches, 458 yards and 3 TDs during those two games.

Game Notes


Vick played for the first and part of the second quarters and while I was impressed with his running ability as always, I was very unimpressed with his passing ability.  His accuracy isn’t very good.  I’m hoping that Kolb doesn’t go down, because I don’t want to have to rely on Michael Vick.

Mike Kafka had a very rough game.  He finished 9/27 for 76 yards and one interception.  It wasn’t until nearly the end of the game that he looked a little better and completed a few passes.  Often times teams don’t blitz very much during preseason, but the Jets blitzed the entire game.  He was under nearly constant pressure.  He did, however, show nice touch on one of his deep throws, which would have been completed if not for a non-called penalty.

Running Backs

While J.J. Arrington had some pretty nice returns and showed a burst, he didn’t run very well otherwise.  It could have been partly due to the offensive line, but I don’t see him making the team.  Martell Mallett ran hard, but didn’t end up having a very good game and I don’t see him making the team either.  It’s kind of sad how the MVP of the Canadian league can’t even make an NFL team.

Even though Eldra Buckley didn’t run very much, he distinguished himself from the other running backs.   He finished with 2 runs for 12 yards and played very well on special teams.  He will be the third running back.

Wide Receivers

It was hard for the receivers to win themselves a job because of how rough a game Kafka had, but that being said, I didn’t see much out of the backups.

Riley Cooper wasn’t in the game very long, but on one play he ran a very nice route and made the catch.  He is clearly going to be a good player in the NFL.

Kelley Washington was the only other receiver that is worth mentioning.  While he isn’t very young at 31 years old, he can still play.  He made a couple nice catches and played fantastically on special teams.  On one punt he swatted the ball out of the end zone on about the three yard line, preventing a touch back.  If the Eagles decide to keep six receivers I think that it will be Washington.

Defensive Line

While I hate typing, Daniel Te’o-Nesheim’ s name, he did have a good game.  It didn’t show in the stat sheet since he only finished with one combined tackle, but he pressured the QB three times.  He was also double teamed for a lot of the game.  I can’t wait to see how good this guy is by next year.

Jeff Owens swatted one ball, had one tackle and got some push in the run and pass games, but otherwise didn’t show too much.  Even if the Eagles keep five DTs, I don’t think that it will be Owens.

Boo Robinson stood out more than Owens, recording 4 combined tackles and a sack.  Still he didn’t look that impressive to me.  If I were the Eagles I would only keep four DTs.  Especially since the other backups are playing well and Te’o-Nesheim will play DT in the nickle package at times.

Eric Moncur, DE had one very nice tackle in the run game and finished with 3total tackles.  He also showed good athleticism.  I’ve been impressed with Moncur this preseason.  It would be tough for the Eagles to keep him though unless they put Abiamiri on the PUP list.  Besides Pannel Egboh, DE also looked good and has great size at 6-6, 287.  Egboh finished the game with 2 total tackles, a sack and a forced fumble on a nice pass rush outside the tackle.  I tend to think that if the Eagles keep 10 D-lineman and put Abiamiri on the PUP list, Egboh will be included.


Moise Fokou was the standout linebacker of the game.  He finished with 10 combined tackles, played well against the pass and on special teams.  The Eagles will definitely keep Fokou.  He also has experience starting, but is still young at 25.

Keenan Clayton played well this game as he has all preseason.  He finished with three combined tackles and also played well in coverage.  He will make the team and will probably see some playing time as a nickle linebacker.  The Eagles had trouble covering TEs last year.  Hopefully Clayton will help.

Jamar Chaney had his best game as an Eagle and finished with 6 combined tackles.  Two of his tackles were nice open field tackles against the Jets’ backup quarterback.  He also looked good in coverage, but I still want to see more out of Chaney.  He looked a little weak and tired at times.  I think that he is going to take a big step forward by next year.  Since no other linebackers stood out, I see Chaney making the team.


The standout in the secondary was Kurt Coleman!  He is a play-maker and finished the game with 5 combined tackles and 2 fumble recoveries for touchdowns.  He accounted for 14 of the teams 17 points.  He looks fast, strong and covered well.  He has had a great preseason and was an amazing pickup in the 7th round.  Good job Eagles.

Jorrick Calvin played well in his first game as an Eagle.  He was the one that we traded Charles Scott for.  He looks fast in the return game and showed several nice returns.  He finished with 2 kick returns and a 28 yard average and 2 punt returns for a 12 yard average.  He also stripped a ball and had two tackles.  I think that the Eagles might deiced to keep Calvin for his return ability.

Macho Harris is a guy who could get cut.  If the Eagles are keeping four safeties, he will be in a battle with Quintin Demps for his job.  He didn’t cover that well, but did pressure the QB once.  He did very little this preseason, while Demps has made several tackles in ever game.

David Pender and Geoff Pope both got beat deep in the game and while Pender’s ball was not caught I don’t see either player making the team.

UPDATED: 4/21/10

1. St. Louis Rams

Sam Bradford, QB
The Rams need a QB now that they released Marc Bulger. They also have problems on their O-line and defense. Since there are not too many quality QBs in the draft they should go with Bradford here and address their other needs later in the draft. The Browns are potentially looking to trade up to this spot to get Bradford themselves. Either way it looks like the QB will be the first overall pick.
Other Options: Ndamukong Suh DT, Russell Okung OT, but it seems obvious that they will pick Bradford (I hope that I’m not wrong about this one now. They could trade the pick though and then all bets off the table).

2. Detroit Lions

Ndamukong Suh, DT
The Lions need to protect the franchise QB, Matt Stafford, that they just drafted to have any hope of succeeding on offense, but Suh is too good of a player to pass up. He is a dominant play maker at defensive tackle and is one of my favorite players in the draft. He will instantly make the Lions defense good. It’s possible to fill their Offensive tackle need in the second round with players like Rodger Saffold or Charles Brown if they are available. If they did go with an Offensive Lineman here like Russell Okung, OT, they could still go with Tyson Alualu DT with their second round pick. 4/18 I’ve heard that this pick might not be as obvious after all. I think it’s just smoke screen though and that Suh is a lock.
Previous Pick: Russell Okung, OT

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Gerald McCoy, DT
McCoy is a disruptive defensive tackle who should upgrade the Buccaneers defense. Some teams have him ranked as the best defensive tackle but I disagree. In fact I don’t like him too much because of his lack of lateral movement, which decreases the amount of tackles that he makes. He will disrupt the line, but will not make the tackle often and someone will have to clean things up behind him.
Previous Pick: Ndamukong Suh, DT

4. Washington Redskins

Trent Williams, OT
Now that Washington has McNabb they need to protect him. McNabb struggled terribly against the Cowboys because they destroyed the Eagles O-line. If the Redskins want to have offensive success they need a new starting offensive tackle. The redskins have Trent Williams as their highest ranked tackle and therefor will draft him with the fourth pick.
Previous Pick: Bryan Bulaga, OT

5. Kansas City Chiefs

Russell Okung, OT
The Chiefs O-line has a chance to be dominant if they land a good starting tackle in the draft. I absolutely loved Brandon Albert from two years ago, but I assessed him as a guard not a tackle which he is playing now. The draft has a great deal of depth on defense and the Chiefs can address it later on.
Previous Pick: Trent Williams

6. Seattle Seahawks

Bryan Bulaga, OT
There are a few other possible players that the Seahawks could take including Eric Berry and Earl Thomas, but I believe that offensive tackle is a bigger need for them and he will be gone by their 14th pick.

The Seahawks should be able to address their other needs at the 14h pick, where Earl Thomas or Derrick Morgan, DE may be available.

7. Cleveland Browns

Eric Berry, S
The Browns also need a safety or two, and even though it’s a deep safety class They can’t pass on Berry. Another option here is Clausen who is the second best quarterback in the draft, but they can get Colt McCoy in the second round who is a good fit for their west coast offense. They have missed on first round quarterbacks twice so far and decide that Clausen is not for them. There has been some talk about the Eagles wanting to trade up above the Browns to take Berry and then Clausen might again become the pick, but I don’t think that the Eagles will end up trading up this far.
Previous Pick: Jimmy Clausen, QB

8. Oakland Raiders

Anthony Davis, OT
The raiders need a tackle and should take Anthony Davis with the eighth pick. Everyone thinks that they will take Bruce Campbell because he is athletic and the Raiders tend to take athletic players too high. It would be a mistake to take Campbell this high though. He is a very raw player who has not started many games.
Previous Pick: Bruce Campbell, OT

9. Buffalo Bills

Jimmy Clausen, QB
The Bills need offensive lineman really bad since they traded Jason Peters to the Eagles, but there are no lineman who are worth drafting at this https://terennab.wordpress.com/wp-admin/page.php?action=edit&post=414spot. Since the Bills are likely moving to a 3-4 on defense, they will need a nose tackle. Dan Williams, could be that guy, but they also need a QB and since Clausen sliped to them they can’t pass him up. They will be able to get a Nose Tackle in the second round in players like Terrence Cody or Linval Joseph.
Previous Pick: Dan Williams, DT

10. Jacksonville Jaguars

Earl Thomas, FS
Many people have the Jaguars drafting a DE, but they drafted two high DEs last year that still might pan out and they signed Aaron Kampman. They have too many other needs to draft another DE. Earl Thomas is an extremely athletic, play maker at the safety position and some people like him better than Eric Berry. They also have needs at Linebacker and Wide receiver, but there is some good depth at those positions later on. Thomas is the highest rated player that also fits a need.
Previous Pick: Eric Berry, S

11. Denver Broncos

Maurkice Pouncey, C/G
Dez Bryant is a possibility here, but it seems like they are showing people that they want him really badly, which makes me think that they don’t. Even though he is a great WR, he has some issues. I don’t think that they want to deal with a problem WR again. Since they traded Brandon Marshall they are going to need another quality receiver though and will have to address it later in the draft. The Broncos also a quality inside linebacker so Rolando McClain ILB is an option here also, but there is more linebacker depth than Center/Guard Depth.
Previous Pick: Rolando McClain, ILB

12. Miami Dolphins

Dan Williams, DT
I think that Brandon Graham is the best DE/OLB in the draft. The Dolphins need an outside backer and could go with Brandon Graham, but they also have a big need for a Nose Tackle, which is much more rare than rush linebackers. Ultimately they decide to go with Williams because of the depth later on at the linebacker position.
Previous Pick: Brandon Graham, DE/OLB

13. San Francisco 49ers

Joe Haden, CB
The 49ers need a Cornerback and Haden is the highest ranked one. They may however be scared away by his slow 40 time and decide to go with Kyle Wilson, CB who some people think is a better Corner than Haden.

14. Seattle Seahawks

C.J. Spiller, RB
The Seahawks still have a lot of needs after taking an Offensive Tackle with their first pick. They could go with Derrick Morgan DE or Earl Thomas if he is available since he can play Safety and Cornerback and they need both. There are no Receivers worth taking at this point in the draft, but Spiller fills a need and is a play maker. He could completely turn around their offense. They will have to address their defense later in the draft.
Previous Pick: Earl Thomas, S/CB

15. New York Giants

Derrick Morgan, DE
The Giants need a linebacker and could go with Weatherspoon’s who had good production and athleticism, but Morgan is a higher rated player than Weatherspoon and they need a DE more to bolster their weak pass rush. They could also go with Rolando McClain, ILB at this spot, but I think that he will slip to the twenties or lower. He is not as polished as other players.
Previous Pick: Sean Weatherspoon, OLB

16. Tennessee Titans

Jason Pierre-Paul DE
Pierre-Paul is an athletic DE, that I think is overrated. He has only one year of top level production and didn’t have a very good year. Teams like his

potential, but I would stay away from him. Still, the Titans biggest need is at DE and I don’t think that they will be able to pass on Pierre-Paul.
Previous Pick: Derrick Morgan, DE

17. San Francisco 49ers

Mike Iupati, G
The 49ers still need a OT, but it probably wouldn’t be worth taking the remaining OTs at this spot. They could go with Earl Thomas and have one of the best secondaries in the NFL in a few years since they also took Haden, but they really need help on their O-line. I think that they should probably trade this pick down and try to get a tackle at the end of the first or early second, but if they don’t they should go with Mike Iupati, G, who is the best lineman available. They will have to move one of their other lineman over to Tackle if they do though.
Previous Pick: Earl Thomas, FS

18. Pittsburgh Steelers

Dez Bryant, WR
The Steelers’ defense is not what it once used to be and they need to start rebuilding it so a CB like Kyle Wilson is an option here. They also need a DE and DT, but unless they want to pull the trigger on Everson Griffen there is no one that is worth drafting at this point. They need a running back, but mostly for depth and there are some quality running backs that will be available later on in the draft. Since the Steelers traded away Holmes they now need a WR and Dez Bryant is a great one who fell right into their laps. Some people are scared away by Bryant’s character, but I’m not that worried. He hasn’t has problems with the law and that seems to be the Steelers main problem.
Previous pick: Earl Thomas, FS

19. Atlanta Falcons

Brandon Graham, DE
The Falcons need the most help at the DE position, so they decide to go with Graham, who I think is the best DE in the draft.They also need a Cornerback and could go with Kyle Wilson, but they only really need depth at the position. I could also see them going with Jermaine Gresham, TE to replace the aging Tony Gonzalez.
Previous Pick: Sean Weatherspoon, OLB

20. Houston Texans

Kyle Wilson, CB
Houston’s biggest need is at Cornerback and Kyle Wilson is the best Cornerback remaining. They could also go with Ryan Matthews, RB who has good size and speed and reminds me of a young Larry Johnson. They should probably wait on drafting a running back though.
Previous Pick: Kareem Jackson, CB

21. Cincinnati Bengals

Jermaine Gresham, TE
He is the best receiving TE in the draft and will fill the Bengals question mark at that position. The Bengals need offensive weapons and Gresham is one of the best available.

22. New England Patriots

Rolando McClain, ILB
The Pats have lost too much on defense and need to start rebuilding. Rolando McClain slipped in the draft and can either play inside Linebacker or weak side Linebacker. Jared Odrick, DE is another option and would work well in their 3-4 system. He didn’t have the production that I would like, but he was double teamed a great deal and had a great combine.
Previous Pick: Jared Odrick, DT

23. Green Bay Packers

Devin McCourty, CB
The Packers need help on their O-line desperately. Aaron Rodgers won’t last long unless they upgrade, but there is no one left worth taking here. Pouncey and Mike Iupati would both be good options if they fell, however.

They decide to go with McCourty to fill their biggest need, which is Cornerback.
Previous Pick: Maurkice Pouncey, C

24. Philadelphia Eagles

Kareem Jackson, CB
The Eagles need help on their O-line since they can’t stop any team’s pass rush and because of Jamal Jackson’s injuryNow that the Eagles aquired Ernie Sims they can afford to draft Linebackers later in the draft. There are some good Linebackers in the second and third rounds like Navorro Bowman OLB or Jamar Chaney ILB. The Eagles might also look at Everson Griffen DE, but his lack of production scares me away, even though he looks good on tape. Lastly I would look at Tyson Alualu DT/DE. While most people don’t have him rated this high, I do. He is a play maker who is athletic enough to play DE on first and second downs and then more to DT on third down. He will be an impact player and a high motor guy. We might be able to get him with our high second round though. I think that it’s a bit of a reach to take Jackson here, but there are no other good options. I strongly believe that the Eagles will try to trade up to get Brandon Graham, Earl Thomas or Kyle Wilson. I just hope that they don’t move up too far and waste too many draft picks.
Previous Pick: Sergio Kindle, OLB

25. Baltimore Ravens

Jared Odrick, DT
The Ravens need to upgrade at Cornerback, but there are no first round CBs remaining. They also need a and Jared odrick, DT/DE fills that need. He is a high motor guy who is fairly athletic.

Everson Griffen DE is also available but he is more of a 4-3 defensive end than a 3-4.
Previous Pick: Kareem Jackson, CB

26. Arizona Cardinals

Sergio Kindle, OLB
Kindle is a converted DE and is probably a better fit for a 3-4 but he is the best player available and the Cardinals need a Linebacker. He has great athleticism and good size to play linebacker and has the potential to be a great pass rusher. The Cardinals could also go with an offensive lineman and may decide to go with Charles Brown, OT or Rodger Saffold.
Previous Pick: Jerry Hughes, DE

27. Dallas Cowboys

Rodger Saffold OT
If I was the Cowboys I would trade down here, because they would have to reach for an OT or FS, which are their needs. They need to improve at the safety position and Taylor Mays is the highest rated Safety, but he can’t cover and is more of a SS than FS. Nate Allen is better in coverage than Taylor Mays and could be a possibility here, but there is depth at the safety and can wait until the second round. They Cowboys work on improving their offensive line, but they need more depth and future starters.

28. San Diego Chargers

Ryan Mathews, RB
The Chargers biggest need is at Nose Tackle but there are no nose tackle worth taking at this point. Terrence Cody, DT is very over rated and needs to get in shape. Jared Odrick is more of a 4-3 DT or a 3-4DE than a nose tackle and is already off the board. They need a CB, but there are no more that are worth taking at this spot. Running Back isn’t their biggest need, but they do need one and Mathews is not only the highest rated player available he is going to be great. He has good size and very good speed. They will have to address their Nose Tackle need and CB need later in the draft.
Previous Pick: Devin McCourty, CB

29. New York Jets

Everson Griffen, DE
The Jets need a DE and Griffen is rated too high to pass on. The Jets could also go with a FS here, but there is value later on in the draft. If they do go with a FS they will go with either Nate Allen or Taylor Mays.

30. Minnesota Vikings

Taylor Mays, S
The Vikings need a Safety and take a chance on boom or bust Mays the super athletic large safety who can’t cover. Since they need a a Strong Safety though they can take a chance on him and rely on him in the run game. They would need to teach him how to tackle properly instead of just throwing his body at people. They don’t have as many needs as other teams and can afford to take a chance with this pick.

31. Indianapolis Colts

Charles Brown, OT
The Colts need help on their offensive line. They also need a DE and could take a chance on Carlos Dunlap DE. I wouldn’t want to rely on either player and would trade down if I was the Colts GM.

32. New Orleans Saints

Sean Weatherspoon, OLB
The Saints have several needs on Defense and they go with the highest defensive player still available that fills a need in Weatherspoon. They could also go with Bryan Price, DT who has a similar value at this point as well. Weatherspoon is a very athletic, very productive Linebacker who will have to be taught to shed blocks in the NFL.