Any Mocks I do over the time leading up to the draft I will probably just post in this thread to avoid flooding the board. Plan on doing a few, for any time news breaks and draft landscape changes ***Red highlights rookies QB: Cutler/Thomas/Palmer/ RB: Forte/Sims/Ford/ OT: Bushrod/Mills/JLong/ OG: Slauson/Long/Brown/ OC: Garza/Boggs TE: Bennet/Onobun/FA WR: Jeffery/Marshal/Wilson/Bennett/Tolliver DT: Donald/Ratliff/Collins/Paea/ DE: Houston/Bass/Washington/FA SLB: Shea/Bostic/Greene ILB: Williams/Bostic/Tyler WLB:Briggs/Bostic/Green CB: Jennings/Frey/Purifoy/Hayden/ FS: Conte/Mundy/DJJen/ SS:Joyner/Mundy Volume 1, March 12th Rd. 1 (14)-Aaron Donald. DT, Pitt With our first pick we shore up our defensive line with our hopeful long term 3tech. Donald will be penciled in to be a day one starter and overall impact player. He is a phenomenal pass rusher which is why I give him a slight edge over Jerrigan. The only real knock on this kid is he is not fit anywhere realistically for a 3-4 scheme, and this is because he is such a perfect fit for a 3tech in a 4-3. Well that is just what we need so we don't think twice. Some scouts have voiced concerns about his ability to stonewall straight runs right at him, but considering that we will have Ratliff and Houston flanking him I don't think this will scare us off. Great fit for our system that will fill a huge hole and provide some crucial pass rush up the gut that we have missed for some time now. Solid play from Donald will help elevate the play of all other 10 players, the reasoning on taking him over Dix.Rd.2 (51)-Lamarcus Joyner. S, FSU Joyner backstopped the Noles in their 2013 championship campaign and has been a rock for the defense since he has been on campus. Joyner falls to us because of uncertainty on weather he is an NFL safety or corner, heh no worries here we need both. In all reality there is nothing about his game that suggests that he can't play safety in the NFL and excel. Joyner is versatile player and played both S and CB in college but his natural position is SS. He showed the ability to step into the box for the Noles and is a solid tackler, but also has the coverage skills that will be needed in the NFL. He was able to hold Clemson's Sammy Watkins who is very highly regarded to one of his worst statistical games where he shadowed him almost exclusively. This skillset will let us evaluate him in camp and find a place where he can help us from day one, I suspect that is taking over for one of our collection of below average safeties. Rd.3 (82)- Loucheiz Purifoy. CB, UF Purifoy is big, at just shy of 6'2 and has the athletic ability to match just about any corner of this size. He is a 2 year starter at Flordia and according to some scouts the only thing keeping him out of the first day is his lack of stats. This reason is because he was one of the least targeted corners in the SEC over his two year career as a starter. His man to man skills are a bit stronger than his zone ability but has the athletic ability for great range. This guy was a solid college player with the size to match up on bigger WR that Jennings simply is too small to guard. (think megatron) We possibly have a day no 2 corner if this guy comes as advertised, and add youth to a pretty lackluster defensive backfield.Rd. 4 (113)-Charles Sims. HB, WVU Quietly, we have nobody but an unproven Ford to compliment Forte. I can gaurentee that letting Forte (who already has a ton of miles on him) get abused is NOT part of our plan this year. Sims has two things that make him a great fit for our offense and lets us feel good about his potential. First, he is a tremendous pass catcher out of the backfield. This will make him fit very well into our system and should be as easy of a transition as possible for him. To go along with this point he has 4.4 speed, and that goes along with his 214 pound frame. Smooth directional runner with good footwork will let him fit into our run game as well. Sims will need to improve his pass pro if he wants to run away with the backup job in camp. Rd. 5 (114)-Logan Thomas. QB, VT If it weren't for Trestman being here, this guy would not be considered. Maybe I'm drinking the koolaide, but since he is here I love this guy with great value in round 5. Two things that need to be understood with Thomas. Number one, he has the natural ability that surpasses anyone in this draft and most years for that matter. Number two, he must improve his decision making ability and can be outright reckless with passes at times. His huge arm leads him to try to force passes, and that will not work in the NFL (sounds familiar huh?) Thomas is a dual threat but at 250lbs he is very tough to bring down and if you let him escape he will gash you. This messes with defensive schemes. We need another guy to at least compete with Palmer and the potential is endless with Tresty having a minimum of 3 years to develop this guy. If he can help Thomas improve his timing and decision making, this could be a great player. Trestman will have to earn his title of QB whisperer here.Rd. 6 (167)-Jack Tyler. ILB, VT We can add another ILB to the mix here. What I like about Tyler is he is a smart player with an NFL body. All sources close to him say his work ethic is outstanding. Tyler can always compete in the mix at MLB and develop for when the DJ bandaide wears out. ST player without a doubt and some upside at a position of need for depth? What more can you ask for in the late rounds. UDFAs: DT,S,RB,OC Projected Depth Chart ***Red highlights rookies QB: Cutler/Thomas/Palmer/ RB: Forte/Sims/Ford/ OT: Bushrod/Mills/JLong/ OG: Slauson/Long/Brown/ OC: Garza/Boggs TE: Bennet/Onobun/FA WR: Jeffery/Marshal/Wilson/Bennett/Tolliver DT: Donald/Ratliff/Collins/Paea/ DE: Houston/Bass/Washington/FA SLB: Shea/Bostic/Greene ILB: Williams/Bostic/Tyler WLB:Briggs/Bostic/Green CB: Jennings/Frey/Purifoy/Hayden/ FS: Conte/Mundy/DJJen/ SS:Joyner/Mundy Hope you all enjoyed, more volumes to come and feedback always welcome!