2nd Round Mock Draft

The first round has come and gone and I got just 8 picks (well 9 if you count me giving the Browns Weeden at 37) correct and 25 out of the 32 first rounders correct. However, I will now try again and work to improve that number by doing a 2nd round mock draft.

33. St. Louis (Michael Brockers) – Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech – TheRams missed out on Blackmon but were able to land Brockers. Now they get Bradford a #1 weapon in the borderline 1st round player, Stephen Hill

34. Indianapolis (Andrew Luck) – Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford – The Coltsgot Andrew Luck and now they get him his favorite target from Stanford. This pick matches BPA and need and would give Luck a safety valve.

35. Baltimore (None) – Courtney Upshaw, DE/OLB, Alabama – The Ravenstraded out and picked up an extra 4th rounder and still get there guy. Upshaw gives them a versatile pass rusher to add to Suggs and Ngata.

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7 Round Mock Draft

Well, the draft is now just days away and I have completed my final mock draft. I decided to post it here before I got the explanations in so you guys could discuss and critisize it for a few days. However, if you want to see the explanations, go to behindthesteelcurtain.com on Wednesday to see them.

Round 1

1. Indianapolis (2-14) – QB, NT, OG, 2CB, WR, SS, TE, Rush LB, ILB, RB –Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

2. Washington – from St. Louis (2-14) – QB, WR, S, OG, ILB, RT, CB, NT, TE, C, Rush LB – Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

3. Minnesota (3-13) – LT, CB, WR, S, 2OG, 2LB, DT, FB, RB – Matt Kalil, OT, USC

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One Round NFL Mock Draft

We’re a few weeks into free agency, and a few teams have addressed some of the needs they perhaps would have looked to the draft to fill. With that in mind, we’re forced to re-evaluate our mock draft,

1. Indianapolis (2-14) – Team Needs: QB, OG, SS, OC, 2CB, WR, NT, TE, DE, LB, RB - Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

The Colts are trying to make the media think this pick won’t be Andrew Luck but they are not doing a good job. They have not even had a private meeting with Robert Griffin sighting “time constraints” as the reason. Luck is everything a team could want in a QB prospect and more. He has the athleticism and size of Cam Newton combined with the throwing ability of Aaron Rodgers. Whether or not he can put it all together and become one of the all time great QBs is all that remains.

2. Washington – from St. Louis (2-14) – QB, WR, LG, ILB, RT, CB, NT, TE, OC, SS, K, Rush LB - Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

The Redskins gave up three 1st round picks and more to move up four spots and they are not taking anyone but Griffin or Luck here. Griffin is a dream fit for Shanahan’s system because of his athleticism, accuracy, and arm strength. Griffin has the speed and athleticism of Michael Vick in his prime but the throwing ability and accuracy of Drew Brees. Even though the Redskins gave up a lot to get Griffin, if he fulfills his potential and becomes a franchise QB, it would be hard to say that it was not worth it.

3. Minnesota (3-13) – LT, CB, WR, S, OG, 2LB, DT, FB, RB3 - Matt Kalil, OT, USC

The Vikings have really two options here at No. 3. They can make the smart move and take Matt Kalil to protectChristian Ponder or they can make the dumb move and take Morris Claiborne. Even though Claiborne is a phenomenal prospect, you simply can’t pass up on a franchise LT when that is your biggest need. While Claiborne might be a better CB than Kalil is a LT, it is not often a team is in a position to get an elite LT prospect. If the Vikings take Claiborne and Kalil becomes a franchise LT, this will be considered one of the worst moves of all time.

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One Round NFL Mock Draft

Round 1

1. Indianapolis (2-14) – Team Needs: QB, OG, SS, OC, 2CB, WR, NT, TE, DE, LB, RB – Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

The Colts taking Andrew Luck seems like a foregone conclusion. Luck is the consensus number 1 prospect in this draft and has all the tools to be the next star QB in this league. He compares to Cam Newton in terms of athleticism and size and to Drew Brees in terms of accuracy and skill.

2. St. Louis (2-14) – 2OT, 2WR, 2OLB, FS, CB, DT, OC, RB, FB – Matt Kalil, OT, USC

In this mock draft there are no trades so the Rams will have to “settle” for the best OT prospect in a couple years. Kalil is so good that he kept last year’s No. 9 pick to the right side of USC’s offensive line. Kalil is good at everything but has to add some strength to make sure he can stand up to a bull rush.

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Mychal Kendricks among the biggest winners at the NFL Combine

The Combine still has one more day to go but Mychal Kendricks stole the show for the LBs today. He ran an incredible 4.41 and showcased his remarkable athleticism in the broad jump and vertical. To go along with this great athleticism, Kendricks looked awesome in drills as well. Kendricks came into the combine as a fourth round prospect but should now be considered a second to third round prospect. After the jump see highlights on Kendricks and my updated ILB position rankings. Expect a player profile on Kendricks in the coming weeks.

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6 Round NFL Mock Draft


Round 1

1.    Indianapolis (2-14) – Team Needs: QB, OG, SS, OC, 2CB, WR, NT, TE, DE, LB, RB – Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

2.    St. Louis (2-14) – 2OT, 2WR, 2OLB, FS, CB, DT, OC, RB, FB – Matt Kalil, OT, USC

3.    Minnesota (3-13) – LT, CB, WR, S, OG, 2LB, DT, FB, RB3 – Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

4.    Cleveland (4-12) – QB, WR, RT, DE, CB, OLB, RB, OG, FS, DT, K- Robert Griffin, QB, Baylor

5.    Tampa Bay (4-12) – 2CB, 2LB, RT, WR, OC, RB, LG, FB, DT, QB, K – Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford

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6 Round NFL Mock Draft

AS you all know, I normally don’t mock trades but this time I am going to. However, it is not going to be for the 2nd pick in the draft because I think the Rams are going to take Matt Kalil. However, I am going to have the Redskins trade up to the #3 spot and give up their 1st, 2nd, and 5th round picks.

Round 1

1.    Indianapolis (2-14) – Team Needs: QB, OG, OC, 2CB, WR, SS, TE, DE, LB, RB – Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

2.    St. Louis (2-14) – 2OT, 2WR, 2OLB, FS, CB, DT, OC, RB, FB – Matt Kalil, OT, USC

3.    Trade – Washington (5-11) – QB, WR, LG, ILB, RT, CB, NT, TE, OC, SS, K, Rush LB – Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

4.    Cleveland (4-12) – QB, WR, RT, DE, CB, OLB, RB, OG, FS, DT, K – Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

5.    Tampa Bay (4-12) – 2CB, 2LB, RT, WR, OC, RB, LG, FB, DT, QB, K – Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

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