Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Justin's Mid Season Mock

Cleveland Browns
DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame – A new regime means a new quarterback.  Despite having a chance at Wentz, the Browns pulled a Browns move and avoided a potential franchise quarterback.  Cleveland has to try something and Hue Jackson needs somebody to work with.

San Francisco 49ers
Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson – A brand new regime must come in after Chip Kelly and Trent Baalke are fired.  Watson is a freakish athlete with enormous upside.  Blaine Gabbert is clearly not the answer and Colin Kaepernick wants out now.

Chicago Bears
Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M – The most dominant player in the draft falls into the Bears laps.  Despite drafting Leonard Floyd high last year, Garrett is the real deal and a future all pro.

Jacksonville Jaguars
Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan – Jacksonville needs some playmakers.  Gus Bradley will eventually be relieved of his duties and a new coach will breathe life into a lackluster organization.  There is still talent on this team but Peppers may be that final piece to make this a legitimate defense.  If only Blake Bortles could work on his frickin mechanics!

New York Jets
Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU – The Jets ran the ball incredibly well last year with a good running back (Chris Ivory).  Imagine if they had a great running back?  Whoever their quarterback is next year, he will love handing the ball off to this freakishly talented running back.

New Orleans Saints
Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee – Pass rushers are always needed and Barnett is the next best one available.  The Saints will eventually obtain a defense, right?

Baltimore Ravens
Jonathan Allen, DT, Alabama – A versatile piece to rebuilding that once vaunted Baltimore defense.  Allen will beast it up along that defensive front.

Indianapolis Colts
Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State – IF the Colts are actually smart, they will fire everybody and start fresh.  At least fire Ryan Grigson (the worst GM in the league) and draft a guy that will add a dynamic one-two punch with Andrew Luck.

Tennessee Titans
Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State – With two first round picks in this draft, the Titans can maneuver as much as they would like to acquire more pieces to an improving roster.  Hooker will add stability to the safety position and start to fix that secondary.

Miami Dolphins
Mitch Trubisky, QB, North Carolina – I am not sure if the Tannehill era is over, but Phins fans must be beyond frustrated.  Have Trubisky sit for a little while and learn Adam Gase’s offense before throwing him to the fire.

Tennessee Titans
Mike Williams, WR, Clemson – Giving Marcus Mariota more options at receiver is never a bad thing.  Especially one that is 6’3 and 205 pounds.

Carolina Panthers
Jalen Tabor, CB, Florida – Is there a team that misses a corner more than Carolina?  Teez, as he is so commonly called, is a monster and may be better than the other guy (Vernon Hargreaves III) who started opposite him in years past.

San Diego Chargers
Jamal Adams, S, LSU – Losing Weddle was tough but it was something that had to be done.  Youth reigns and Adams will help shore up that secondary that already has some great pieces to the puzzle.

Cincinnati Bengals
JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC – Andy Dalton needs more weapons as Brandon LaFell is not a legitimate starting wide receiver. AJ Green would appreciate not seeing double coverage on every play as well.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State -Building from the outside in is the way to go.  Insert McDowell next to Gerald McCoy and watch this defense flourish.

Arizona Cardinals
Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama – The Cardinals tried out a former running back as the final piece to that stout secondary.  Don’t embarrass Patrick Peterson like that.

Buffalo Bills
Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida – Rex Ryan does love his defensive players and Davis is as good as they come.  The former Florida standout can play all four linebacker positions. 

Detroit Lions
Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia – Matthew Stafford needs a real running back.  Theo Riddick is a great change of pace guy but Chubb is the bell cow that can keep those chains moving.

Washington Redskins
Chad Kelly, QB, Ole Miss
 – Scot McCloughan is my favorite general manager.  He has an eye for talent like no other.  So predicting his draft picks is always a tough one.  I don’t think he believes in Kirk Cousins so he goes with somebody I’m sure he has kept his eye on.  McCloughan has shown that character flaws won’t hold him back.

New York Giants
Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama – The Giants messed up last year by not drafting Laremy Tunsil and have suffered because of it.  Ereck Flowers looks overpowered and under techniqued against every player he has matched up with.  Robinson would push Flowers to right tackle, or inside, where he belongs.

Atlanta Falcons
Adoree Jackson, CB, USC – Dan Quinn is starting to build something in Georgia.  He needs his Richard Sherman now that can scare opposing quarterbacks to throw the ball.

Houston Texans
Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama – Brian Cushing is becoming an insurance nightmare.  He used to be great but has started losing a step so it looks like it’s time to move on to a younger backer.

Pittsburgh Steelers – Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida – The Steelers secondary blows.  Enough said.

Cleveland Browns
Desmond King, CB, Iowa – With another first round pick in this draft, the Browns go best player available and grab a great corner opposite Joe Haden.

Kansas City Chiefs
Tim Williams, EDGE, Alabama – Kansas City loves their defense and Tim Williams comes from one of the best defenses in America.  Williams is a great linebacker that can play all over the field.

Green Bay Packers
OJ Howard, TE, Alabama – Aaron Rodgers needs a true playmaker on his side of the ball.  Howard is a freakish athlete whose best years are definitely ahead of him.

Denver Broncos
Dawaune Smoot, DE, Illinois – Damarcus Ware is getting up there in age and Smoot can help take some pressure off Von Miller.

Oakland Raiders
Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State – This defense has some holes in it.  It may be the Raiders Achilles Heel going down the stretch.  Conley can finally allow Jack Del Rio to remove David Amerson from his starting role.

Philadelphia Eagles
Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma – One of my favorite players in this draft.  Perine is a pure powerback that has some nifty footwork.  Oh yeah, he may be one of the strongest players in this draft as well with reported bench presses over 450 pounds and a high school squat of 600 pounds.  The Eagles would welcome a bell cow.

Dallas Cowboys
Carl Lawson, OLB, Auburn – Dallas has some players with issues, whether it be medical or of the legal kind. Lawson will help add some more pass rush to Scott Linnehan’s defense.

Seattle Seahawks
Carroll Phillips, OLB, Illinois – Seattle doesn’t have many holes.   They could go running back here or add another pass rusher. 

New England Patriots
Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford – This pick seems to make sense.  McCaffrey is a do it all playmaker with incredible vision.  His ability to come out of the backfield and catch passes or return kicks and punts makes him an offensive weapon that McDaniels would love to have.

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