Thursday, November 12, 2015

Detroit Lions (1-7)
JR: Laremy Tunsil, OT- The Lions grab the best player in this year’s draft.  Tunsil has the footwork and quick hands that can make him a staple left tackle for years to come.

San Diego Chargers
JR: Joey Bosa, DE- Possibly the top player on most draft boards, the Chargers grab Bosa to have a monster to pair with Melvin Ingram coming off the edge.

Cleveland Browns
JR: Paxton Lynch, QB- Johnny Football is not the answer.  You need a quarterback to win, so Lynch is grabbed here and will hopefully end the embarrassing string of QBs to grace Cleveland.

Tennessee Titans
JR: Ronnie Stanley, OT-  Mariota has been sacked way too many times in his first year, not all of that can be blamed on him.  Give him a stud left tackle and watch this kid blossom into quite the quarterback.

Baltimore Ravens
JR: Jalen Ramsey, S- Safety is a necessity more and more and when you get a chance to get a true game changer at that position, you take him.

Jacksonville Jaguars
JR: Vernon Hargreaves, CB- Jacksonville has lacked a true shutdown corner since the days of Rashean Mathis.  Maybe better coverage in the secondary will translate to more sacks.

Dallas Cowboys
JR: Laquon Treadwell, WR- The best receiver in the draft falls to Dallas and Jerry Jones’s drool covers his draft card.  This would create a superb tandem at receiver for Romo.

San Francisco 49ers
JR: Jared Goff, QB- I don’t see Kaepernick being back next year so the 49ers grab a kid very close to home.  But for the meantime Blaine Gabbert can take the beating, something he is very used to.

Houston Texans
JR: Ezekiel Elliott, RB- Arian Foster’s enigmatic career is probably over.  It is obvious Bill O’ Brian needs playmakers and Zeek can do just that.

Miami Dolphins
JR: Myles Jack, LB- A special playmaker that can play every down.  With Suh clogging the middle, Jack will be able to make plenty of plays in space, showcasing his skills.  He can line up inside, cover the slot receiver or running back and can even play running back.

Chicago Bears
JR: Jaylon Smith, LB- A vicious finisher and energetic player, Smith can change the complexion of this lackluster Bears defense.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
JR: Tre’Davious White, CB- A very good cover corner that blankets his receivers well.  White is a good but sometimes unwilling tackler, Lovie Smith could change that.

Washington Redskins
JR: DeForest Buckner, DE- The Redskins grab a defensive lineman that can line up anywhere on the line.  Buckner did a good job against offensive tackle draft prospect Jack Conklin.

Kansas City Chiefs
JR: Robert Nkemdiche, DT- A physical specimen that is extremely versatile.  The Chiefs get a guy that can line up all along their 3-4 defense and create an unstoppable wall next to Dontari Poe.

New Orleans Saints
JR: Michael Thomas, WR- Drew Brees needs a true receiving threat.  Michael Thomas could end up being the best receiver out of this deep receiver class.  Too bad Josh Gordon isn’t there to create quite the tandem.

Oakland Raiders
JR: Su’a Cravens, S- Another piece to an up and coming defense.  Cravens can play all over the secondary and some linebacker.  He will learn under Woodson to become a consummate professional on and off the field.

St Louis Rams
JR: Tyler Boyd, WR- The Rams NEED an actual receiver.  Tavon Austin can’t be a number one.  Boyd could step in on day one and be the Rams best receiver.  He catches everything and highpoints it all incredibly well.

Philadelphia Eagles
JR: Vadal Alexander, G- Outside of Jason Peters, this offensive line is either pretty horrendous or old.  Alexander will add some push and be able to hold his own at either of the guard spots or even right tackle.

Buffalo Bills
JR: Taylor Decker, OT- Seantrel Henderson and Cyrus Kouandjio have not panned out exactly how the Bills have hoped.  Adding Decker can solidify the right tackle position and give McCoy a good right side of the line to run behind.

Seattle Seahawks
JR: Jack Conklin, OT- Russell Wilson’s offensive line is absolute garbage.  By trading away Max Unger, this offensive line took a deep hit.  An upgrade all along the line is needed.  Conklin would work at right tackle while Russell Okung holds down the left side.

Pittsburgh Steelers
JR: Chris Hackett, S- Pittsburgh desperately needs an upgrade at safety, along with the entire secondary.  Hackett has the ability to play corner as well but is much better when he can survey the whole field and attack the ball.

New York Jets
JR: Leonard Floyd, LB- Todd Bowles would love to add some more pass rushers.  Quinton Coples appears to be a lost cause so Floyd would surely be a welcomed upgrade.

Atlanta Falcons
JR: Corey Coleman, WR- Roddy White is done and the Falcons would love another playmaker to complete the trio of playmakers involving Julio Jones and Devonta Freeman.

Minnesota Vikings
JR: A’Shawn Robinson, DT- An unblockable mammoth that is surprisingly nimble.  I am sure by the time the draft comes around, Robinson will sky rocket up draft boards.  I am sure the Vikings would run up to hand their card in if Robinson is there.

Indianapolis Colts
JR: Derrick Henry, RB- Finally a running back for Andrew Luck.  The Colts desperately need offensive line help but Henry is too good of a player to pass up, considering the need at that position.

New York Giants
JR: DJ Foster, WR/RB- A fantastic and versatile player that can line up as running back and then motion outside and catch passes.  The Giants would love another playmaker to pair with Odell Beckham Jr.

Arizona Cardinals
JR: Scooby Wright, LB- The Cardinals could stand to upgrade over most of their linebacking core so Scooby Wright would be the perfect addition.  He can do it all as noted by his 99 tackles, 29 TFL, 14 sacks, and 6 forced fumbles in 2014.

Green Bay Packers
JR: Emmanuel Ogbah, DE- The Packers grab a player that could turn into quite the pass rusher.  Ogbah just needs to refine his pass rushing moves and he could be a force off the edge.

Denver Broncos
JR: Connor Cook, QB- I don’t think this even depends on Peyton coming back next year, the Broncos need to look towards the future.  I have seen Brock Osweiller play and I have not been impressed.  Cook just needs to sit for a while and he could eventually be thrust into a fantastic situation.

Cincinnati Bengals
JR: Nick Martin, C- Keeping Andy Dalton upright is a must and the center position has been a bit of a rough area.  Nick Martin could come in and be the starting guy from day one.

Carolina Panthers
JR: Shilique Calhoun, OLB, DE- The Panthers need to start generating more pressure off the edge.  Calhoun has been an absolute beast since he went to Michigan State.

New England Patriots – Vacated pick


You should just be thankful we waited this long before they made an appearance.

1) Detroit Lions (1-7)

DR: Laremy Tunsil, Offensive Tackle, Ole Miss - Stafford has rapidly regressed due to poor offensive line play and terrible coaching. Only one of those can be fixed in the draft, and luckily the top lineman is also the top prospect.

2) San Diego Chargers (2-7)

DR: Ronnie Stanley, Offensive Tackle, Notre Dame - This is a tad high for Stanley, but the fact of the matter is that Rivers cannot do anything with the piss poor offensive line that has been thrown together in front of him.

3) Cleveland Browns (2-7)

DR: Joey Bosa, Defensive End, Ohio State - I don't think that you can give up on a quarterback who has only started three games, so you may as well bolster the defense which is just bad. Bosa can set the edge in the run and rush the quarterback incredibly well. The Browns desperately need both.

4) Tennessee Titans (2-6)

DR: Vernon Hargreaves, Corner back, Florida - The Titans allow way too many passing yards which puts a lot of pressure on their young quarterback to score points on every drive. Hargreaves is the type of corner who can completely shut down the top receiver and be left on an island.

5) Baltimore Ravens (2-6)

DR: Laquon Treadwell, Wide Receiver, Ole Miss - Questions will linger about his top end speed after a gruesome knee injury last year, but there is no doubt that Treadwell is a top tier receiver. He has got a lot of AJ Green in him and would be a tremendous addition to a woefully lackluster offense.

6) Jacksonville Jaguars (2-6, lol)

DR: Jalen Ramsey, Safety, Florida State - A pass rusher could be an option here, but Ramsey looks like a truly elite talent at safety a la Earl Thomas or Eric Berry. The Jaguars are improving on defense, but a true difference maker in the secondary could send them to the next level.

7) Dallas Cowboys (2-6)

DR: Jaylon Smith, Linebacker, Notre Dame - The Cowboys are not a bad team in any sense of the word. It is just that the injury of Tony Romo has impacted this team so much that they can't stop tripping over themselves. Smith would be a great addition to a solid defense, and would probably see playing time right away with how often Sean Lee is injured.

8) San Francisco 49ers (3-6)

DR: Jared Goff, Quarterback, Cal - It isn't entirely his fault, but Kaepernick has regressed to an almost absurd level in the past two years. Goff has had a bit of an up and down year, but there is little doubt that he has all the makings of a franchise quarterback. Hopefully the Niners give him proper tools to succeed if they do take him.

9) Houston Texans (3-5)

DR: Ezekiel Elliott, Running Back, Ohio State - The Texans are going to have to move on from Arian Foster at some point in the near future. And there really is no point in taking a quarterback as everyone figures O'Brien will want his former quarterback, Hackenberg.

10) Miami Dolphins (3-5)

DR: Emmanuel Ogbah, Defensive End, Oklahoma State - After losing Cameron Wake to a torn Achilles, the Dolphins need to add some talent to the defensive line. Ogbah is athletic enough to play the defensive end or outside linebacker position in the 3-4.

11) Chicago Bears (3-5)

DR: Su'a Cravens, Linebacker/Safety, USC - I could see the Bears moving on from Jay Cutler and selecting a quarterback, but there are no sure fire things in this draft and they'd be creating a lot of dead money by cutting him. Better to keep restocking on the defense.

12) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-5)

DR: Shilique Calhoun, Defensive End, Michigan State - Tampa has whiffed on some defensive end prospects over the past five years, but Calhoun could be a guy that turns it around for them. Their defense has been shredded multiple times this year, and in a division with three above average quarterbacks, pass rushers are a must.

13) Washington Redskins (3-5)

DR: Michael Thomas, Wide Receiver, Ohio State - Pierre Garcon is a good receiver, but outside of him the Redskins have almost no good skill players on offense. What he lacks in elite speed, Michael Thomas makes up for in precise route running and tremendous hands.

14) Kansas City Chiefs (3-5)

DR: Paxton Lynch, Quarterback, Memphis - I've tried to defend Alex Smith, but it is becoming more and more clear that the Chiefs need to move on a find themselves a young, franchise quarterback. Paxton Lynch is a fast rising prospect with great height and arm strength.

15) New Orleans Saints (4-5)

DR: Robert Nkemdiche, Defensive End, Ole Miss - A top five athlete who has shown that he needs a lot of work to be an effective pass rusher at the next level. Playing end in a 3-4 scheme might be more suited for his skills.

16) Oakland Raiders (4-4)

DR: Tre'Davious White, Corner back, LSU - The Raiders have all the fire power they need on offense, but their defense is performing at a historically bad level. White would be a perfect building block for a secondary that has been the worst unit on the defense.

17) St. Louis Rams (4-4)

DR: Connor Cook, Quarterback, Michigan State - A wide receiver could be in play her, but the Rams need to find a franchise quarterback to complement Todd Gurley. Cook isn't a finished product yet, but he doesn't have to be a world beater to complement a great defense.

18) Philadelphia Eagles (4-4)

DR: Josh Doctson, Wide Receiver, TCU - It's amazing that the Eagles are even .500 given how average their wide receivers are. Doctson has been lighting up the stat board with his size and speed and would be used in a variety of ways in Chip's offense.

19) Buffalo Bills (4-4)

DR: Leonard Floyd, Linebacker, Georgia - What was once a dominant front seven that generated loads of sacks has regressed in Rex Ryan's first year. Floyd would be be able to come in and inject some youth into an aging defensive front.

20) Seattle Seahawks (4-4)

DR: Taylor Decker, Offensive Tackle, Ohio State - There are doubts that he can play left tackle in the NFL, but Decker would at least be a very solid right tackle and shore up one of the worst offensive lines in pro football.

21) Pittsburgh Steelers (5-4)

DR: Andrew Billings, Defensive Tackle, Baylor - Corner back is a bigger need on this defense, but there really isn't anyone worth taking here. Billings is just too good to pass up here at a position that could use some depth.

22) New York Jets (5-3)

DR: Myles Jack, Linebacker, UCLA - Jack would be a top ten pick if it was for a knee injury that took him out for the whole season. The Jets don't have a whole lot of needs, so they might as well continue to bolster an already suffocating defense.

23) Atlanta Falcons (6-3)

DR: Carl Nassib, Defensive End, Penn State - The current NCAA sack leader would be a sight for sore eyes in Atlanta. Vic Beasley has only generated two sacks, and even if he picks up his play, the Falcons will need more pass rushers.

24) Minnesota Vikings (6-2)

DR: Will Fuller, Wide Receiver, Notre Dame - Fuller has stated that he will return for his senior year, but he is too talented to stay in school. A legit depth threat with some good size, Fuller needs to add some more functional strength to really succeed in the NFL.

25) Indianapolis Colts (4-5)

DR: Vadal Alexander, Offensive Guard, LSU - The Colts need to stop dicking around and get Andrew Luck a decent offensive line, as he has already been forced to play through multiple injuries all year long. Alexander would shore up the middle of the line which has been the biggest weakness.

26) New York Giants (5-4)

DR: A'Shawn Robinson, Defensive Tackle, Alabama - If an edge rusher manages to fall to the Giants, they will probably take them. Regardless, they will need to get some kind of help along the defensive line and generate pressure on opposing quarterbacks.

27) Arizona Cardinals (6-2)

DR: DeForest Buckner, Defensive End, Oregon - The Cardinals have seen more than their fair share of injuries in the front seven. Buckner would add versatility and a cornerstone that the Cardinals can continue to build on.

28) Green Bay Packers (6-2)

DR: Reggie Ragland, Linebacker, Alabama - Green Bay has definitely missed Jordy Nelson, but the defense has really been letting the team down in recent weeks. Ragland would be a tremendous boost in the rush defense.

29) Denver Broncos (7-1)

DR: Jack Conklin, Offensive Tackle, Michigan State - This is a very complete team that really only needs a long team quarterback, but there really aren't any worthy of taking at this juncture. Best thing for the Broncos to do would be to continue to give Peyton as much protection as possible.
30) Cincinnati Bengals (8-0)

DR: Adolphus Washington, Defensive Tackle, Ohio State - If the Bengals have a weakness, it is that they need more talent and depth along the defensive line. Washington would be a great pass rushing and run stuffing tackle in the middle of the defensive line.

31) Carolina Panthers (8-0)

DR: Tyler Boyd, Wide Receiver, Pitt - Boyd hasn't really been able to show it this season because his quarterback play has been awful, but make no mistake about his talent. The Panthers desperately need a true number one receiver for Cam.