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Mock Draft 1.0

I started a interactive mock draft on Twitter, but it sort of fizzled out at the Raiders pick and with the start of March Madness.

I neglected to fill out a bracket this year so this gives me plenty of time to finish what we started.


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PickTeamPlayerPosNotes
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1St. Louis RamsSam BradfordQBIf you don't have a QB amd you have the opportunity to select the best one available, you do it and ask questions later. The Raiders are still asking these questions.
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2Detroit LionsRussell OkungOTThe Lions need to protect the investment they have in Stafford and Johnson. They could go DT here, but an elite LT is a safer pick no matter how highly touted the DT.
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3Tampa Bay BuccaneersNdamonkung SuhDTThe Bucs could go with either DT, but Suh's versatility and more impressive workout numbers woo the Bucs young coaching staff.
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4Washington RedskinsJimmy ClausenQBShannahan and Bruce Allen have avoided the big splash so far, but to get the developmental QB right off the bat while rolling with Campbell for a season is smart.
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5Kansas City ChiefsEric BerrySChiefs have holes all over the place, but having recently drafted a DT and OT in the first round they go with the stud safety who will them shut down Zach Miller and Antonion Gates.
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6Seattle SeahawksGerald McCoyDTSeahawks need to build from the middle. McCoy's fall is a boon for the new Seahawks leadership.
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7Cleveland BrownsJoe HadenCBHolmgren and Mangini both attended Florida's pro day. Rumors were that they could be looking at Tebow. Those rumors were probably started to throw teams off the scent. They like Haden. Sergio Kindle could also be a cannidate.
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8Oakland RaidersDan WilliamsDTBoom or Bust Player. Al Davis seems to love them. He also watched him quite a bit, having watched and cheered for Lane Kiffin's demise at Tennessee. He could prove to be the best DT in this draft in time. He is a stud Nose Guard the Raiders desperately need to shore up the run game. The recently departed Warren was the only veteran at the position. The projected starter at the moment is Desmond Bryant. Don't rule out a trade up for one of the top two DTs by dangling a player and a pick.
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9Buffalo BillsAnthony DavisOTGreat physical traits for an OT. Bills need line help and they have choices at 9. Bulaga is the likely fall back should the new regime be scared of Davis' off-the-field concerns. Normally the Bills aren't ones to worry, but Marshawn Lynch could have them thinking otherwise.
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10Jacksonville JaguarsJason Pierre-PaulDEJaguars had so few sacks last season, the owner even felt it neccessary to comment on the situation. Teams love JPP because he has a huge upside. This is the florida link not named Tebow.
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11Denver Broncos(from Chicago)Dez BryantWRYou gotta believe Brandon Marshall is going to be traded at some point before the draft. Even if he isn'tm Dez is supposed to be this year's match to Crabtree, or better. Broncos need offensive weapon or Orton will be unable to survive another season.
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12Miami DolphinsSergio KindleOLBKindle provides this defense with exactly what they need against Brady and Sanchez. Pressure.
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13San Francisco 49ersTrent WilliamsOTOne of the weakest offensive lines in football gets another good OT to pair with Joe Staley.
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14Seattle Seahawks(from Denver)CJ SpillerRBThe Seahawks lack playmakers. They are one of the slowest teams in the NFL. They seek to change all that by selecting Spiller.
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15New York GiantsRolando McClainILBThey needed a LB and McClain fell to them. Classic Giants player who may lack elite speed, but has good instincts.
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16Tennessee TitansSean WitherspoonOLBTitans have a couple holes, DE is one. Dunlap's free fall will continue because he didn't workout as well as expected. Witherspoon is widely liked, but his name has been quiet because teams like him.
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17San Francisco 49ers(from Carolina)Taylor MaysSThe 49ers really need help in the secondary. Mays instantly becomes an impact player for them. With Larry Fitzgerald in the division, Mays size in the middle can be put to good use.
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18Pittsburgh SteelersBryan BulagaOTThey wanted Iupati, but Bulaga falls due to concerns about his short arms.
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19Atlanta FalconsCarlos DunlapDEThe Falcons need help off the edge. The new culture in Atlanta is now ready to take on a troubled star like Dunlap.
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20Houston TexansPatrick RobinsonCBThe Texans have huge needs in the secondary. A talented underachiever in Robinson might be a good fit for a defense needing some boom to go with a lot of bust. If he busts, he should fit right in.
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21Cincinnati BengalsDerrick MorganDEThey lacked a pass rusher last season. While Morgan isn't elite, he can help without sacrificing too much against the run.
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22New England PatriotsKyle WilsonCBPlaymaker with understated abilities. Perfect for the Pats.
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23Green Bay PackersVlad DucasseOTShoring up the line in front of Aaron Rodgers is going to be very important. C/OG Pouncey could also factor in here.
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24Philadelphia EaglesBrandon GrahamDEEagles lacked a true pass rush threat last season and they hope Graham is that guy.
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25Baltimore RavensGolden TateWRRavens need receivers for Flacco as teams will stack the run if the Ravens don't have enough weapons to be a true threat.
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26Arizona CardinalsMike IupatiOGCardinals have a major need at LG. If Iupati can learn fast enough to be the starter.
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27Dallas CowboysEarl ThomasSCowboys didn't expect Thomas to fall, but the homegrown product will fill the Cowboys biggest need.
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28San Diego ChargersRyan MathewsRBThe Chargers need a RB now that LT is gone. Mathews is getting a lot of attention as he could be the best all around back in this draft.
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29New York JetsDemaryius ThomasWRWeapons for Sanchez are going to be important and Thomas could be a steal this late.
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30Minnesota VikingsMaurkice PounceyCThe one week spot on the Vikings line is filled with this stud Center. Not flashy, but safe solid pick for a loaded team.
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31Indianapolis ColtsJared OdrickDTColts struggled mostly against the run in 2009. Odrick will help anchor their defense.
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32New Orleans SaintsEverson GriffinDESaints could use help at LB or DE. They opt of Griffin due to lack of comparable talent at LB.



One thing I noticed was that the elite TEs were not selected. This is possible due to health concerns and considering every team that possibly needed a TE had bigger pressing needs and other top rated players were available.


This could make my whole mock out of whack, but how accurate is a mock anyway, right?

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