Sunday, March 7, 2010

Meaningless Mock Draft 2.0- The Top 16.

As we get closer, I'll continue to add and update the MMD. With about a month and a half until the next draft, here's the top 16 spots in my opinion and a completed 7 round Redskins mock.

The Top 16

1. St. Louis Rams- Sam Bradford, QB
Right now, it looks like the Rams are in a toss up between Bradford, Suh, McCoy and possibly Clausen. The Rams are desperate for a new franchise QB and neither Bulger or Feely is that guy. Sam Bradford could be that guy in a generally weak QB draft class. Bradford is supposed to be a good leader and is very accurate. If he's cleared by the doctors and can pick up a pro-style offense, who knows how far he can go?

2. Detroit Lions- Gerald McCoy, DT
This could easily be Ndamukong Suh, but I think the Lions will go more towards McCoy because he reminds coach Jim Schwartz more of former player Albert Haynesworth. Either way, the Lions get a top tier DT prospect.

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Ndamukong Suh, DT
The Bucs take whomever is left and are happy about it. They hope either way that they've found their next Warren Sapp.

4. Washington Redskins- Russel Okung, OT
If Bradford is still on the board here, it could be him, but I believe that Mike Shanahan has to continue to re-build the Redskins O-line and he does this by drafting an elite left tackle. If the season started today, Stephon Heyer would be the Redskins current left tackle (Samuels retired and Jones is a UFA) and that would just not be acceptable.

5. Kansas City Chiefs- Eric Berry, S
This is a toss up between Berry and OT Brian Bulaga, but despite the need for a LT (which would allow Branden Albert to be moved to the right side and make the line stronger) the Chiefs go for the best safety in the draft (and some would argue the best player in the draft) and strengthen their secondary.

6. Seattle Seahawks- Jimmy Clausen, QB
Matt Hasselbeck isn't getting any younger and new coach Pete Carroll will look towards Clausen who has experience in a pro-style offense and could be a starter before the 2010 season ends.

7. Cleveland Browns- Joe Haden, CB
The Browns have needs in the secondary and with Berry off the market, the go after the top corner in the draft in Haden.

8.Oakland Raiders- Bruce Campbell, OT
Could the Raiders again draft a Maryland player this high, who had a great combine but is a question mark when you watch actual game footage of the player? Yes, they could. Sorry, Raider Nation.

9. Buffalo Bills- Anthony Davis, OT
The Bills O-line has been a mess this past year with injuries and departures of starters. The Bills attempt to remedy this problem starting with a new LT.

10. Jacksonville Jaguars- Jason Pierre-Paul, DE
The Jaguars were the worst team in sacks in 2009. Obviously they try to improve upon that here. Derrick Morgan or Brandon Graham may be another option at this spot or even a DT.

11. Denver Broncos- Dan Williams, NT/DT
The Broncos have a need for a solid NT and barring a move in free agency, I think they take Williams here. WR could be a possibility, but I just can't see them going high for Dez Bryant when they still have Brandon Marshall and Eddie Royal. This all changes if Marshall is traded however.

12. Miami Dolphins- Dez Bryant, WR
The Dolphins need a go to WR and while I think Bill Parcells wouldn't normally draft a WR this high, he'll take the best WR off the board to better the Dolphins. If Dan Williams is still there, they'll go in that direction.

13. San Francisco 49ers- CJ Spiller, RB
This pick doesn't really fill needs for the 49ers and frankly, I think they'd be smarter to either go after a Trent Williams or Derrick Morgan here, but many have taken some comments by the 49ers about drafting a RB to heart. Spiller is hard to pass up because of his play making abilities as long as you use him sparingly like a Reggie Bush.

14.  Seattle Seahawks- Brian Bulaga, OT
Pete Carroll would probably like to take Taylor Mays here and he still might. However, the Seahawks need to find some linemen to protect Hasselbeck/Clausen and are amazed that there is still a top tier tackle left on the board.

15.  New York Giants- Rolando McClain, ILB
With Antonio Pierce cut, the G-Men are looking for somebody to play inside. McClain fits the bill.

16. Tennessee Titans- Derrick Morgan, DE
After losing Albert Haynesworth in 2009 and now Kyle Vanden Bosch in 2010, the Titans are looking to rebuild the D-line and Morgan is a great start.

Redskins MMD
 4. Russel Okung- you saw what the Skins looked like when Chris Samuels went on IR. Okung will excel in a Shanahan system and I can't wait to see him take on DeMarcus Ware.

37. I think the Skins will trade down here and since this is a 3 day event now, I would expect the Skins to be fielding a great deal of calls after day 1. That said:
Colt McCoy, QB- while Dan Lefevour was a huge stretch in the 2nd round, Colt McCoy isn't. McCoy said that he'd like to play for the Skins. Brian Orakpo could probably give the coaches a good scouting report on him as well.
Don't be surprised if the Skins go OT, LB or CB here however.

100. Ben Tate, RB
This is a deep RB class and I wouldn't be surprised if the Skins grab tate here especially after the team jettisoned most of the RBs a few days ago.

131. Sam Young, OT
With most of the FA tackles off the board, the Skins draft Sam Young in the 5th to challenge Stephon Heyer for the starting RT position. If not him, then maybe VT's Ed Wang.

195. Travis Ivey, NT/DT
The Skins will need to find somebody at the NT position and I'm not sure if it will be Albert Haynesworth or Anthony Montgomery (or a free agent). Skins take a shot on a local kid here.

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