Grizz's Mock

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  1. BearDownUnder

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    I'm all for a running back somewhere in rounds 5-7 if we are getting a top notch guy who has fallen down the list a bit. As good as our passing weapons will be we still need to run the ball to prevent Cutler going for too many high risk throws and to get the defense off the field and resting up. A veteran back might do the job but I'd love to find a gem of a rookie RB who not only can reduce the snaps Forte has to take but can even cover for him if he's out injured (and he's played a lot of games banged up these last few years).

    The success rate of late draft pick backs who are fresh and hungry for success has been higher than the success rate of banged up veterans on cheap deals from what I can tell of late.

    I'm not convinced Emery can find a difference maker in the late rounds of the draft on defense anyway. He can't even nail the guys in the first 2 rounds on defense the last couple of drafts. Let's hope that changes first.
     
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    I just hope he is there. I have seen some mocks with him going 12, and 13. Also, who we think, and or hope that will be there in the 2nd round will probably play a role in who we take in the first. If Jerrigan continues his slide, and we think theres a chance of him making it to our 2nd pick or we find another DT who we can snag in the 2nd then I could see us taking Pryor/Dix. Same goes for Joyner, if we think he will be there for sure at our 2nd pick then the DT in the first is a no brainer.

    I usually HATE trading down in the first round. This year is the only year in recent memory that I would support a move down 6-10 spots because I'm confident that both Pryor and Jerrigan would be there and I do not believe that the gap between Jerrigan and Donald is that wide. I honestly think that for us Pryor may be the better of the two safeties in the short term in the sense of need, and long term potential. Only way I would like a trade down is if someone slipped to us that we don't need and a team was willing to take the short end of the stick to trade up with us. Unlikely so for now, I still think Emery will have a very tough 3 way choice between Donald, Dix, Pryor.
     
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    I have no issue taking Donald, but if Gilbert, Pryor and Dix are all on the board at 14, I want one of them or a trade back of a few spots. It it's looking more and more likely that Jerrinigen and Hageman will be 2nd rounders and fall into our laps. Any combo from those 2 groups will likely be stronger than Donald and a round 2 db, all due respect as both groups of players I'd be fine drafting, just a preference to 1 over 2.
     
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    I'm not sure Jernigan makes it into the 2nd round. With the Bears, Dallas and Atlanta all having serious DL needs, I don't see Donald and Jernigan making it past the 20th pick (Atlanta).
     
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    Just curious, how is it more and more likely that both Jernigan AND Hageman will be 2nd rounders and what makes you think either or both will just 'fall into our laps' at pick 51? I just don't seeing that happening AT ALL. Don't you think the 20 or so picks before us in the 2nd round would be jumping all over Jernigan, especially? No way Jernigan lasts until #51.
     
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    While Timmy might not fall, Hagemen might well fall. There's always guys that freefall. If Jernigan were to fall it will be b/c of the belief he takes plays off and general conditioning.

    I don't think it will happen, but to say it won't is just as much of a guess as to say it will. There is already talk of Manziel or Bridgewaters dropping drastically, and they had been consensus top 5 picks just a few weeks ago. If either of them could fall, anyone else behind them well could also.
     
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    That's my thinking as well. I think the chances of Joyner falling to 51 are far greater. But if Dix/Pryor are graded out that much higher overall by emery than Donald, then id be fine with that and just hope we get a quality DT at 51
     
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    I think we need to get three starters/players that are fully into positional rotations in rounds 1 - 3. No projects or reaches. Hopefully the defensive BPA. Personally, I believe the DL needs to be our highest priority. But if we get an exceptional LB/DB at 14, so be it. But all three of our first picks need to make the team and contribute significantly.

    Anything else and the draft is basically a failure.
     
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    With the depth of this draft, I see no reason you couldn't get 4 contributors in 5 rounds. It's the beauty of this draft,and one of the reasons it will be harder this year to trade back then most.
     
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    Could Mosley be there at 14? If so, can we afford to not take him?
     

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