This week’s mock includes the two teams eliminated from the playoffs last week (Baltimore and San Francisco)(haha San Francisco you assholes). I still think Chris Polk is a first rounder. He doesn’t have eye-popping measurables. He’s like Rashard Mendenhall but perhaps more athletic.
I mocked another defensive end to the Seahawks. I love Ryan Tannehill‘s game, but I don’t want to see them reach that far for a quarterback.
The new Ocho Cinco is a guy named Whitney. Just kidding. He can't wear that number in the NFL. Dummy.
1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
No matter if the Colts use this pick or trade it, the top pick in this year’s draft will be Luck.
2. St. Louis Rams: Matt Kalil, OT, USC
Jason Smith and Alex Barron have been busts. The Rams need an upgrade at tackle.
3. Minnesota Vikings: Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
The Vikings need to replace Bryant McKinnie, and while Martin is a reach, he’s much better than any 2nd rounder.
4. Cleveland Browns: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
Mike Holmgren is willing to spend very high picks on defensive players, and not quarterbacks.
Last Week: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
New Bucs coach Greg Schiano may want to run the ball a ton, and LeGarrette Blount may not cut it.
Last Week: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
6. Washington Redskins: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
Daniel Snyder isn’t afraid to make a flashy move, and the Redskins need a QB.
7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
The Jags need a weapon more than anyone, and Blackmon is the best available receiver in this draft.
8. Miami Dolphins: Riley Rieff, OT, Iowa
Dolphins need to protect the passer, no matter who it is next year.
Last Week: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
9. Carolina Panthers: Devon Still, DT, Penn State
Panthers need help across their defensive line, and Still is best DT in draft full of DEs.
Last Week: Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa
10. Buffalo Bills: Courtney Upshaw, 34OLB, Alabama
If the Bills commit to a 3-4 they will need an edge rusher.
Last Week: Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska
11. Kansas City Chiefs: Nick Foles, QB, Arizona
I scouted Foles earlier, he could rise up draft boards and may fit in Kansas City.
Last Week: Nick Perry, 34OLB, USC
12. Seattle Seahawks: Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois
Mercilus can rotate in for Red Bryant on pass downs, and may replace him if Bryant signs elsewhere.
Last Week: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina
13. Arizona Cardinals: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
Wright can step into the slot, or play opposite Larry Fitzgerald immediately.
14. Dallas Cowboys: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
The Kirkpatrick slide ends. A little weed never got between Jerry Jones and a player, ask Nate Newton.
Last Week: Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska
15. Philadelphia Eagles: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina
Andy Reid drafts D-linemen. The Eagles need D-linemen. Quinton Coples can play every position on the Eagles D-line.
Last Week: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
16. New York Jets: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
Can step in for Plaxico Burress if he leaves in free agency.
Last Week: Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina
17. Cincinnati Bengals (via Oakland): Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska
The Bengals need corner help across from Leon Hall.
Last Week: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
18. San Diego Chargers: Melvin Ingram, 34OLB, South Carolina
The Chargers haven’t had a dominant pass rusher since Shawne Merriman started dating Tila Tequila.
Last Week: Whitney Mercilus, 34OLB, Illinois
19. Chicago Bears: David DeCastro, OG, Stanford
Elite talent at guard, and the Bears need offensive line help.
20. Tennessee Titans: Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin
Best center in the draft, a team that needs a center, and that will prioritize offensive line.
Last Week: Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina
21. Cincinnati Bengals: Lamar Miller, RB, Miami
Good complement to Cedric Benson, who is aging.
Last Week: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
22. Cleveland Browns (via Atlanta): Chris Polk, RB, Washington
Polk is a versatile back and Mike Holmgren figures to be a fan of him.
Last Week: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State
23. Detroit Lions: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State
The Lions should have drafted their future left tackle the pick after they picked Jeff Backus in 2001. Or somewhere in between.
Last Week: Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin
24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Alameda Ta’amu, NT, Washington
Nose tackle certainly isn’t an immediate need, but replacing Casey Hampton will eventually have to happen.
25. Denver Broncos: Chase Minnifield, CB, Virginia
Brian Dawkins is on his last leg, and the Broncos should move Champ Bailey to safety.
26. Houston Texans: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina
The Texans showed this year that their depth at wide receiver is pretty thin.
Last Week: Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers
27. New England Patriots: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
Best player available. Belichick collects DBs like baseball cards.
28. Green Bay Packers: Brandon Washington, OL, Miami
The Packers need help on their offensive line, which will help their run game and Aaron Rodgers.
Last Week: David DeCastro, OG, Stanford
29. Baltimore Ravens: Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson
Ed Dickson didn’t replace Todd Heap, and Allen is an elite talent.
30. San Francisco 49ers: Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina
Michael Crabtree is a diva, and a diva on his way out of the building.