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Has Couples falling to us @ 19...too good to take seriously???? Love it, but doubt it.
(Although the trade he has with Cleveland moving down and then taking Tannehill is something I could see them doing. Holmgren is obviously not sold on Colt McCoy anymore than Elway was on Tebow.)
i can deal with webb for half a season with that scenario lol
Did they get their info from that walter site?
Coples AND Kuechly available at 19 . . . who would you pick?
Just cut and pasting it for convenience MP. Hope you don't mind. Wow, talk about a shake up!!!!
Mock Draft 5.0
Where does Ryan Tannehill land in our latest mock draft? Wes Bunting
March 21, 2012 Share
Our newest mock draft of the season…
http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c191...FIESTABOWL.jpgICONLuck is stuck at one.
1. Indianapolis Colts: Stanford QB Andrew Luck
Seems like Luck to the Colts is still all but a lock.
2. Washington Redskins: Baylor QB Robert Griffin III
RG3 is the kind of athletic quarterback that would be an ideal fit in the Washington offense. He can make plays outside the pocket, throw on the run and create second lives with his legs.
3. Minnesota Vikings: LSU CB Morris Claiborne
If the Vikings are serious about taking the best player available, then Claiborne might be in play. He’s a gifted corner who can play in just about any scheme and be a potential shutdown guy on the outside.
4. -TRADE- Miami Dolphins via Cleveland Browns: Southern Cal OT Matt Kalil
The idea of Kalil pairing with Jake Long has to sound intriguing to the Miami Dolphins. Kalil isn’t going to stay on the board long if he slides past the Vikings and the Dolphins could be the team willing to go up and get him.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Alabama RB Trent Richardson
If you want a prospect who can take pressure off a young quarterback in the run game Richardson is your guy. He’s strong, explosive, physical, and might be the safest prospect in the draft.
6. St. Louis Rams: Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon
Getting a big-play receiver for quarterback Sam Bradford is almost a must at this point. Blackmon can line up all over the offense and has the skill set to produce as a rookie.
7. Jacksonville Jaguars: South Carolina OLB/DE Melvin Ingram
The Jaguars pass rush revolves around high motor players with a relentless attitude. Ingram has that kind of motor, is a high character kid and can get after the quarterback from a number of spots on a defensive front seven.
8. –TRADE- Cleveland Browns via Miami Dolphins: Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill
Just how high has Tannehill risen? He’s a talented quarterback who can make all the throws, is a good athlete and has a lot of upside. However, it will be interesting to see if the Browns go the franchise QB route or look at some other more talented prospects still on the board.
9. Carolina Panthers: Memphis DT Dontari Poe
The NFL Combine helped Poe as much as anyone. He’s a massive kid with an elite combination of power, explosion and upside. His tape isn’t great, but I think he’s now a lock for the top 15 and the Panthers have a huge need inside for a body with his type of talent.
10. Buffalo Bills: Iowa OT Riley Reiff
Reiff is an athletic tackle with good range off the edge, natural change of direction skills and has the ability to sit into his stance on contact. He needs to get stronger and fill out a bit more. However, this former tight end recruit has the type of athleticism and demeanor to mature into the kind of blind side protector the Bills are looking for.
11. Kansas City Chiefs: LSU DT Michael Brockers
Brockers is as talented as any defensive lineman in the draft and is capable of maturing into a real game changer up front. He’s got the ability to play all over the Chiefs defensive line early and offers them a lot of versatility in their 34 front.
http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c191...g/Mercilus.jpgICONMercilus looks the part.
12. Seattle Seahawks: Illinois DE Whitney Mercilus
The Seahawks need a more dynamic pass rushing option to replace Red Bryant on obvious passing downs. Mercilus has a lot of natural talent and could be a force off the edge.
13. Arizona Cardinals: Ohio State OT Mike Adams
The Cardinals have a lack of talent up front on the O-line and Adams is a guy who could play on either the right or left side and has the natural talent to win in both the run and pass game at the next level.
14. Dallas Cowboys: Alabama FS Dre Kirkpatrick
Some of the buzz coming out of the NFL Combine is that a number of NFL teams are now looking at Alabama DB Dre Kirkpatrick as the top safety prospect in the draft. Either way the Cowboys have needs still at both corner and safety and Kirkpatrick is the kind of versatile athlete that could play a big role at either spot.
15. Philadelphia Eagles: Mississippi State DT Fletcher Cox
Cox is the kind of potential three-technique who can create behind the line of scrimmage and stop plays before they start. The Eagles don’t have a huge need at DT, but Cox could still mature into a playmaker inside, at a position where Philly lacks an impact guy.
16. New York Jets: Alabama OLB Courtney Upshaw
Upshaw is a thick, powerful kid who can line up all over the Jets 34 front and get after the passer. He’s got the power to win consistently on contact vs. both the run and pass game and would be the kind of “NFL ready” prospect the Jets would love to get in the middle of round one.
17. Cincinnati Bengals: Stanford OG David DeCastro
DeCastro has the ability to become one of the NFL’s best interior linemen and will instantly improve the Bengals offense in both the run and pass game.
18. San Diego Chargers: Georgia OL Cordy Glenn
Glenn is a powerful body who can maul defenders in the run game and more than hold his own inside vs. the pass. A potential Pro Bowl-caliber option at guard who could also project to tackle as well.
http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c191...EVONSTILL2.jpgICONStill could be a ideal fit for the Titans.
19. Chicago Bears: North Carolina DL Quinton Coples
The Bears love to go defense in round one and getting a talent like Coples in the middle of the first has to be considered a steal. Coples has draw comparisons to Chicago DE Julius Peppers and would make for an intimidating one-two punch off the edge.
20. Tennessee Titans: Penn State DT Devon Still
He’s not the most dynamic of pass rushers. However, he’s a big, long kid with a good get off, long arms and knows how to play the run. He’s a potential anchor inside who can push the pocket and eventually win on three downs.
21. Cincinnati Bengals: Boise State RB Doug Martin
Martin is one of the “hot” names right now and has really done a nice for job himself all post-season. The Bengals could use some youth at the running back spot and Martin is an ideal fit for the physical NFC North.
22. Cleveland Browns: Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd
Floyd has some character concerns and isn’t the most dynamic of athletes. However, he’s a guy capable of running the entire route tree, beating press coverage on the outside and going up to get the football. An ideal fit for Cleveland.
23. Detroit Lions: Stanford OT Jonathan Martin
Getting a potential franchise left tackle at 23 has to be a thrill for the Lions. Martin is an athletic pass blocker who needs to get stronger, but has the talent to hold his own in space vs. the pass game.
24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Wisconsin OL Peter Konz
Konz has the ability to play both center and guard at the next level and gives the Steelers a real upgrade inside.
25. Denver Broncos: Baylor WR Kendall Wright
After signing QB Peyton Manning this week, adding a big play threat to open up the field vertically and complement the pieces the Broncos already have in place makes a lot of sense for Denver.
26. Houston Texans: Georgia Tech WR Stephen Hill
Hill is going to need to become a more consistent route runner. However, at 6-5 he showcases some natural short-area quickness to his game and knows how to go up and get the football vertically. He’s one of the draft's elite size/speed combos at the receiver spot and his stock is on the rise.
http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c191...Hill1-3144.jpgICONHill could be a difference maker vertically.
27. New England Patriots: Southern Cal DE/OLB Nick Perry
Age is creeping up on the Patriots at the defensive end position. Perry has worked out well all post-season and is a versatile 43 DE or 34 OLB prospect who could line-up all over.
28. Green Bay Packers: Alabama ILB Dont’a Hightower
Hightower is a “plus” run defender who can be used as a blitzer inside or a pass rusher off the edge. His versatility on third down gives the Packers even more options in pressure situations.
29. Baltimore Ravens: Boston College ILB Luke Kuechly
A tackling machine with good size, natural instincts and above-average athleticism. Is the kind of talent the Ravens could use inside as an eventual replacement for Ray Lewis.
30. San Francisco 49ers: North Alabama CB Janoris Jenkins
Jenkins is a bit undersized and he does have some character concerns. However, he’s a fluid kid with a “plus” initial burst and when motivated he’s about as tough as any corner in the draft to separate from.
31. New England Patriots: Alabama SS Mark Barron
New England has had to piece together their secondary this year, but in terms of talent they could certainly use an upgrade at a number of spots. Barron is a smart, instinctive safety with good ball skills, can play in the box and be effective bumping/running with tight ends underneath.
32. New York Giants: South Carolina CB Stephon Gilmore
Getting a tall, physical defensive back who displays a natural feel in zone and can go get the football makes some sense for the Giants at the back end of round one.
Basically Ingram has taken over Coples spot at #7 (Jacksonville) or Mercilus has taken his spot at #12 (Seahawks). Is Coples rep as a guy to takes plays off affecting him this much???? I have a hard time believing that. The guy is absolutely dominant when he decides he wants to be. If he fell to #19 that would be two years in a row that perfect guy fell right into our laps.
I'm also wondering why Floyd fell from a top 10 pick all the way back to #22 and Doug Martin has climbed into the first and Perry has fallen so far back? I do think the Broncos may go after a guy like Wright though since they lost Royal. Decker and Thomas are big boys but the won't stretch the field much.
Wright gives Manning a downtown guy and even is his arm isn't as strong as it once was he'll be throwing in very thin air that will add yardage to his throws. He wasn't so dumb picking Denver after all.
Yeah, I know mock drafts are generally nothing but "best guess, just for fun" kinds of things but NFP is usually a within-the-ballpark kind of info source, isn't it? I can buy the Tannehill thing (either to Cleveland or Miami somehow) but the drastic movements with Floyd, Kuechley, and Couples in particular seem really far fetched to me. I'd love to somehow get Couples but think that's a 1 in 25 shot realistically.
Originally Posted by soulman
Not to mention, Jonathan Martin all the way down to 23? Man, if it works out this way, It will be hard to pick. It will be nearly impossible to pass up Coples, but man, Keuchly, Martin, Floyd, etc. Honestly, I've been watching some film on line of Martin, and what a breath of fresh air a smart kid like that would be compared to what we currently have planned for LT. The guy knows where he is and where he should be every play.
The main reason Martin has dropped back is his lack of size and tenacity as a run blocker. He seems to rate as far more of a finesse tackle than the others and there are questions about how well he handles bigger NFL DE's. I don't think anyone questions his pass blocking ability but to me he doesn't fit the profile of a Tice Olineman.
Originally Posted by 4DaBERS
I wonder what the deal is with Coples. The guy has dropped as much as 12 spots from a previous mock by NFP. If this is accurate there must be some concerns about his motor because he has all the other tools he needs to dominate.
Floyd is another who was a top 10 pick in the last draft and now isn't even in the top 20. All it takes is some teams like the Bears who needed a WR badly to have filled that need in FA to drop the guys back that far. It has less to do with him as much as it does need.
This is one reason why those pre-FA mocks are just a way to keep readers interested. Things change so much after FA and they'll change even more the closer we get to the draft.
Just watched a video mock and he had the Bears taking Mercilus with Coples still on the board! Seems to be the trend that Coples is falling since the Bills pick up of MWill, I wonder how this will really play out on draft day. I'm sure all the speculation will be shown as false.. but you never know. I wanted Carimi more then anything and never dreamed he'd really make it.