I took part in the Bleed-Green.com Live 3 round Mock Draft today. With real live GM's from team reps. Click on the before mentioned website to see their write up on the mock draft. I was the GM for both our Tennessee Titans and the Arizona Cardinals.
Seeing as a mock is suppose to be fun and not a matter of life or death, (Winni!), I decided to change up the draft for the Titans a bit. To go against the flow, be non-conformist, to get away from the cliche and trendy picks. I wanted to see how the mock would play out if we did NOT go with a DE with our first pick. I decided that I would put more weight on BPA over position of need with our first pick.
Here were the Titans picks:
(1) 20 - Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis
(2) 52 - Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse
(3) 82 - Brandon Washington, OG, the U
Before you mock my mock, go ahead and check out how the draft played out after the jump and why I chose who I drafted.
First Round - Consensus Big Boards across the fruited plains of the internet have Poe as the 12.5th ranked prospect. Click here for Walterfootball consensus big board or here for MTD's consensus big board. Thought Poe was a steal at 20. Perhaps he can be that destructive force we once had when Haynesworth was here. Dontari Poe's athletic ability, strength and quickness he will demand double teams and thus make the rest of the d-line better which in turn helps our secondary. Plus we sucked against the run last year too and at 6'4", 350 he will wreak havoc around the ball.
Second Round -We almost had CB, Boykin C, Konz, & DE's Perry and Branch fall to us in the second. I would have gone with one of them in a heart beat. Instead I took Chandler Jones. (I love his bro, UFC Champ - Jon Jones!) Chandler is ranked as the 41st best prospect by the consensus big board from Walterfootball and 55th from MTD. So grabbing Jones at 52 was good value, especially since he was the last of the second round DE talent. His write up on NFL.com here. I would have considered Ben Jones but on the consensus boards he is a 3rd round talent. And I wouldnt have dreamed touching Brewster in 2nd, 125th ranked prospect.
Third Round - We need a guard. Brandon Washington was there. I took him. I did consider Philip Blake C, but again, BPA by far was Washington. 78 vs. 110.
In later rounds I would have liked these players: 4th - One of these CB's Josh Norman Coast Carolina or Dwight Bentley, LA-Lafayette. 5th - David Molk, C, Michigan. 6th - BPA OLB 7th - whoever is left.
Here is how the draft played out:
1. Colts - Andrew Luck, QB Stanford Red Bird U
3. Vikings - Matt Kalil, OT Kiffin Sucks U.
4. Browns- Trent Richardson, RB Hounds Tooth Hats Uni.
5. Buccaneers - Morris Claiborne, CB Swamp People
6. Rams - Justin Blackmon, WR, Land Grab State
7. Jaguars - Melvin Ingram, DE Gamecocks, seriously?
8. Dolphins - Ryan Tannehill, QB Texas Something
9. Panthers - Fletch Cox, DT Ippi State
10. Bills - Luke Kuechley, LB, Bean Town College = oxymoron?
11. Chiefs - David DeCastro, OG The Cardinal
12. Seahawks - Quinton Coples, DE Tar Pits
13. Cardinals - Riley Reiff, OT Hawkeye Nation
14. Cowboys - Dre Kirkpatrick, aka Swagga, CB Bama Ramma
15. Eagles - Mikey Brockers,DT Cajun State
16. Jets - Michael Floyd, WR Drunk Irish
17. Bengals - Cordy Glenn, OG Georgia ain't a peach.
18. Chargers - Courtney Upshaw, OLB/DE Reddish Salt Water
19. Bears - Jono Martin, OT The Tree School
20. Titans- Dontari Poe, DT Memphis Ligers, mascot name changed in honor of ginormous Poe.
21. Bengals - Janoris Jenkins, CB Northwest Eastern North Alabama
22. Browns - Kendalll Wrightt, WRR Baylorr
23. Lions- Stay-fon Gilmore, CB South Carolina
24. Stealrs - Dont'a Hightower, ILB Elephants U
25. Broncos - Jerel Worthy, DT THIS IS SPARTA!!!
26. Texans - Stephen Hill, WR Yeller Jackets
27. Patriots - Devon Still, DT What is a nittany lion?
28. Packers - Whitney Mercilus, DE/OLB Fighting Indians
29. Ravens - Markie Barron, S The Thin Red Line
30. 49ers - Zachary Brown, OLB Baby Blue U
32. Giants - Coby Fleener, TE -Crappy TV Appliances U.
33. Rams - Mike Adams, OT, Ohio St.
34. colts - Al Dennard, CB, nothing to do but Husk Corn
35. Vikings - Rueben, yum, Randle, WR, LSU
36. Bucs - Jayron Hosley, CB, VTech
37. Browns - Brandon Weeden, QB, Ok State
JaguarsSparkly Kitties - Mo Sanu, WR, Rutgers
39. Rams - What's his name Zeitler, OG, Cheeseheads
40. Panthers - Vin Curry, DE, We are Marshall!
41. Bills - Zebrie Sanders OT Florida State
42. Dolphins - Nick Perry, DE, USC - STEAL Alert!
43. Seahawks - Kendell Reyes, DT, UConn
44. Chiefs - Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson
45. Cowboys - Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin
46. Eagles - Lavonte David, OLB, Nebraska
47. Jets - Andre Branch, DE, Clemson
48. Patriots -Brandon Boykin, CB Georgia
50. Da Bears - Josh Robinson, CB, UCF
51. Eagles - Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson
52. Titans - Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse
(If you don't like this pick Jon Jones will come to your house and superman punch you right in the baby maker)
53. Bengals - Doug Martin, RB, Blue Turf State
54. Lions - Bobby Massie, OT, will always be the Running Rebels
55. Falcons - Shea Mcclellin, DE, Boise St.
56. Steelers - Kelechi Osemele, OG, Iowa State
57. Broncos - Ben Jones, C, Georgia
58. Texans - Vontaze Burfict, ILB, Arizona State
59. Packers - Chase Minnifield, CB, Virginia
60. Ravens - Chris Givens, WR, Wake Forest
61. 49ers - Chris Rainey, RB, FU
62. Patriots - Joe Adams, WR, Hogs
63. Giants - David Wilson, RB, Hokie Nation
64. Colts- Orson Charles, TE, Georgia
65. Rams -Lamichael James, RB, Oregon
66. Vikes - Antonio Allen, S, South Carolina
67. Browns - Mitchell Schwartz, OT, California
68. Bucs - Ronnell Lewis, OLB, Oklahoma
69. Redskins - James Brown, OG, Troy
70. Jaguars - Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt
71. Bills - Tommy Streeter, WR, Miami
72. Dolphins - Marvin McNutt, WR, Iowa
73. Dolphins - A.J. Jenkins, WR, Illinois
74. Chiefs - Jamell Fleming, CB, Oklahoma
75. Seahawks - Juron Criner, WR, Arizona
76. Texans – Mike Brewster, C, OSU (Brewster Traded to Packers for 2012 4th, 6th and 2013 5th.)
77. Jets - Lamar Miller, RB, The U
(TRADE: Eagles get No. 78 from Chargers in exchange for No. 114, No. 153, No. 172)
78. Eagles – Cam Johnson, DE, Virginia
79. Bears - Marvin Jones, WR, Cali
80. Cardinals - Bruce Irvin, OLB/DE, West Virginia
81. Cowboys - Amini Silatolu , OG, Midwestern State
82. Titans – Brandon Washington, OG, The U
83. Bengals – Brian Quick, WR, Appy State
84. Falcons – Brandon Mosley, OT, Auburn
85. Lions - Philip Blake, C, Baylor
86. Steelers – Mike Martin, DT, Michigan
87. Broncos - Jared Crick, DT/DE, Nebraska
88. Eagles – Russell Wilson, QB, Wisconsin
89. Saints - Keenan Robinson, OLB, Texas
90. Packers - Isaiah Pead, RB, Cincy
91. Ravens – James-Michael Johnson, ILB, Nevada
92. 49ers - Nick Toon, WR, Wisconsin
93. Patriots - Trumaine Johnson, CB, Montana
94. Giants - Sean Spence, OLB, Miami
95. Eagles – Bobby Wagner, OLB, Utah State