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Mocking in the New Year with JKP

ROUND 1

1. Indianapolis Colts- Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

Do I really need to explain?

2. St. Louis Rams- Matt Kalil, OT, USC

It’s a lock. Rams need to protect Bradford.

3. Miami Dolphins (Projected trade with Minnesota Vikings)- Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

I’m projecting here that, after St. Louis almost guaranteed pick of Kalil, the Minnesota Vikings’ phone will be ringing off of the hook from teams desiring to get Griffin, since Cleveland would likely take him. Miami trades up, giving their 2012 1st and 2nd and 2013 2nd pick.

Miami does this because the new coach is going to want a QB to develop and be the face of the franchise for the next decade. Matt Moore has good games, but also terrible ones. He has some Tony Romo in him, but he, like Romo isn’t a Super Bowl caliber QB. Miami thus needs to look for a QB.

Personally, I’m not crazy about Griffin. But there is no doubting he’ll go top 10. And with the dearth of top tier QBs, there will be a lot of teams clamoring over him. He’s not the next Cam Newton. But he could be the next Michael Vick.

4. Cleveland Browns- Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

Although Cleveland would have LOVED to have Griffin, they don’t panic. After what Cincinnati did last year, they are going to have to follow their model. Who knows, maybe they’ll go after Matt Flynn as an answer to the QB position.

No top tier QB is available, so they take the best player they can. They haven’t had a true #1 WR in a long time. Greg Little looks promising as a #2, but they need a #1. Blackmon stays in orange and white.

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

The mocking community has been mocking a CB early to the Bucs for the last few years. At this position, it just makes sense again this year. No way they pass on Claiborne.

6. Washington Redskins- Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma

A reach? Sure. But the ‘Skins MUST get a QB. They tried the Rex experiment, and we know how that worked out. Christian Ponder was viewed as a reach last year as well.

7. Jacksonville Jaguars- Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina

Jags tend to reach sometimes. Prime example: Tyson Alualu, Eugene Monroe, Derrick Harvey, etc.

To be perfectly fair though, although Jeffery’s hype is down this year, the talent is still there. And he is a top ten talent. Jags need a threat on offense. And so they gamble here…

8. Carolina Panthers- Dre Kirkpatrick, CB/S, Alabama

The Panthers could go a multitude of ways here. Riley Reiff is an attractive option here, Quinton Coples is still available, and Devon Still and Michael Floyd would fill needs. But they desperately need a CB. And Dre Kirkpatrick is just way too talented to pass up. So, they take him, to shutdown WRs opposite the renewed Chris Gamble. And hey, if that doesn’t work, then they’ll just use him at S.

9. Minnesota Vikings (Projected trade with Miami Dolphins)- Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa

Stud LT to protect Ponder. Great value.

10. Buffalo Bills- Whitney Mercilus, OLB, Illinois

The Bills OLBs are quite underwhelming. Whitney Mercilus could be their Aldon Smith.

11. Kansas City Chiefs- David DeCastro, OG, Stanford

Pencil this guy in as a starter, the Chiefs desperately need some OL help.

12. Seattle Seahawks- Quinton Coples, DE, UNC

I’m just going to say it, the Seahawks are screwed for the future. They should’ve taken a QB early in one of the past drafts. But they decided to be boneheads. Now, there isn’t an elite QB available. So, they’ll just have to settle for Coples, who’ll replace Red Bryant, who just isn’t getting anything done opposite Clemons.

13. Arizona Cardinals- Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford

Easy decision. Levi Brown has been terrible, one of the worst in the NFL.

14. Dallas Cowboys- Devon Still, DE/DT, Penn St.

Besides their secondary, they need to upgrade their D-line.

15. Philadelphia Eagles- Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College

The Eagles have ignored their LB corps long enough. Kuechly is a fine prospect, and should bring some much needed punch in the middle of their D.

16. New York Jets- Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

Floyd is a prospect Jet fans have been salivating over. As you know, their D is sturdy, their O just needs some retooling.

17. Cincinnati Bengals (From Oakland Raiders)- Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

Five years ago, Richardson would have never lasted this long. However, RBs are a dime a dozen today. Cincinnati however could use one, and Richardson could nicely complement the Dalton/Green connection.

18. San Diego Chargers- Courtney Upshaw,OLB, Alabama

Chargers still have yet to find that menacing OLB. Their starters are less than fearsome.

19. Chicago Bears- Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin

They’ve got to protect Cutler. Poor kid is a practice dummy for defensive lineman.

20. Tennessee Titans- Cordy Glenn, OG, Georgia

Nearly all teams seem to need O-line help of some form.

21. Denver Broncos- Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska

Corners are getting old.

22. New York Giants- Zach Brown, OLB, North Carolina

Don’t know what it is, but the NYG seem to love players from UNC.

23. Houston Texans- Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor

Right now, Wright’s stock is soaring, and he could be a first rounder. Houston desperately needs a talented WR anyway, so they’ll reach for him even if he isn’t a good value.

24. Detroit Lions- Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina

Lions go BPA, and once again make their D-line even scarier. No need to mettle on offense, it looks set, especially with the return of Leshoure.

25. Cincinnati Bengals- Mark Barron, S, Alabama

Loading up on talent from talent rich Alabama

26. Cleveland Browns (From Atlanta Falcons)- Mike Adams, RT, Ohio St.

They just need a stud at RT, and their O-line is set. No need to pack your bags Mike, you aren’t even leaving the state.

27. Pittsburgh Steelers- Alameda Ta’amu, NT, Washington

Need a big fatty for the future.

28. San Francisco 49ers- Brandon Jenkins, OLB, FSU

Could use a pass rusher next to Willis.

29. Baltimore Ravens- Vontaze Burfict, ILB, ASU

Ray Lewis’ successor.

30. Green Bay Packers- Nick Perry, OLB, USC

Now they have 2 USC ‘elephant’ LBs to attack the QB.

31. New England Patriots (From New Orleans)- Vinny Curry, OLB, Marshall

Who are we kidding? NE will wheel and deal one of these picks. However, I’ll have them taking an OLB here, cause they’ve always been needing a good one.

32. New England Patriots- Markelle Martin, S, Oklahoma St.

A little early for him, however Patriots badly need S help, and Martin will be a godsend. They are nearly last in the league against the pass despite having excellent corners.

ROUND 2

33. Indianapolis Colts- Jayron Hosley, CB, VT

34. St. Louis Rams- Dontari Poe, NT, Memphis

35. Minnesota Vikings- Chase Minnifield, CB, Virginia

36. Cleveland Browns – Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford

37. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Lavonte David, LB, Nebraska

38. Washington Redskins- Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson

39. Jacksonville Jaguars- Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama Community College for Reformed Felons

40. Carolina Panthers- Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson

41. Minnesota (From projected trade with Miami Dolphins)- Dwight Jones, WR, UNC

42. Buffalo Bills- Bruce Irvin, OLB, West Virginia

43. Kansas City Chiefs- Josh Chapman, NT, Alabama

44. Seattle Seahawks- Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M

45. Philadelphia Eagles (From Arizona Cardinals)- Jerel Worthy, DT, MSU.

46. Dallas Cowboys- Kelechi Osemele, G, Iowa St.

47. Philadelphia Eagles- Travis Lewis, OLB, Oklahoma

48. New York Jets- Kevin Zeitler, G, Wisconsin

49. New England Patriots (From Oakland Raiders)- Fletcher Cox, DE/DT, Miss St.

50. San Diego Chargers- Zebrie Sanders, OT, FSU

51. Chicago Bears- Tommy Streeter, WR, Miami

52. Tennessee Titans- Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas

53. Denver Broncos- Lamar Miller, RB, Miami

54. New York Giants- Dont’a Hightower, LB, Alabama

55. Houston Texans- Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina

56. Detroit Lions- Mike Brewster, C, Ohio St.

57. Cincinnati Bengals- Ryan Broyles, WR, Arkansas

58. Atlanta Falcons- Ben Jones, C, Georgia

59. Pittsburgh Steelers- Andrew Datko, OT, FSU

60. San Francisco 49ers- Marvin McNutt, WR, Iowa

61. Baltimore Ravens- Jonathan Banks, CB, Miss St.

62. Green Bay Packers- Trumaine Johnson, CB/S, Montana

63. New Orleans Saints- Derek Wolfe, DT, Cincinnati

64. New England Patriots- Ronnell Lewis, OLB, Oklahoma

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