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2012 Mock Muncher (Final Update)

April 26th, 2012 Comments off
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TE Dwayne Allen

It’s the final update for the mock muncher, compiling projections for the Falcons pick at No. 55 overall in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Because only two-round mocks are being collated, there is a lot of diversity and not a lot of consensus on who the Falcons will take with their top pick. Most mocks seem to be going after the tight end position, as 31 of the 94 mocks munched have chosen that position for the Falcons top pick. The second most popular position seems to be offensive linemen with 28 of the mock drafts choosing a player at that position. A total of 17 mocks have chosen a pass rusher.

Coby Fleener was the most popular pick through January and February, but in March the tide has turned towards Dwayne Allen as most mocks feel that Fleener has moved up on draft boards due to a solid Combine and pro day. Allen edged out Fleener to appear in 16 total mocks (14 unique), while Fleener only appeared in 12 (9 unique). Next on the list are Cam Johnson, Kelechi Osemele, and Mitchell Schwartz, all tied with 5 total and 5 unique mocks. Out of the 39 players projected to be the Falcons top pick, 22 one of them are “one-shots” meaning they have yet to appear in a second mock draft.

4.26 – Draft Tek: Kelechi Osemele, OG, Iowa State
4.26 – Draft Countdown: Mitchell Schwartz, OT, California
4.26 – NFL Draft Blitz: Bobby Massie, OT, Ole Miss
4.26 – Walter Football: Kelechi Osemele, OG, Iowa State
4.26 – Walter Football (Charlie Campbell): Kelechi Osemele, OG, Iowa State
4.26 – Sideline Scouting: Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson
4.26 – NFL Draft Geek: Chris Polk, RB, Washington
4.25 – Great Blue North Report: Mychal Kendricks, LB, California
4.25 – My NFL Draft: Amini Silatolu, OG, Midwestern St.
4.25 – The Football Expert: Andre Branch, LB, Clemson
4.25 – NFL Draft 101 (Zach Bohner): Cam Johnson, DE, Virginia
4.25 – FF Toolbox (Ryan McKenzie): Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson
4.25 – FF Toolbox (Ricky Dimon): Amini Silatolu, OG, Midwestern St.
4.25 – FF Toolbox (Jonnie Stoneberg): Kelechi Osemele, OG, Iowa State
4.25 – FF Toolbox (Jeff Christiansen): Bobby Wagner, LB, Utah State
4.25 – FF Toolbox (Ben Standig): Mitchell Schwartz, OT, California
4.25 – Draft Season (Lupagus): Trumaine Johnson, CB, Montana
4.25 – Draft Breakdown (Eric Stoner): Mitchell Schwartz, OT, California
4.24 – FF Toolbox (Walton Spurlin): Amini Silatolu, OG, Midwestern St.
4.24 – Draft Season (Ultimate): Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson

As usual, I’ll keep track of which are “unique” mocks, indicating a mock that was updated and had the Falcons taking a different player than that site’s previous projection. Since we just got started in January, and a relatively late start, all of them were unique.

January Mocks (14 total, 14 unique)
1. Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford (5 total, 5 unique)
2. Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson (2 total, 2 unique)

February Mocks (30 total, 27 unique)
1. Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford (6 total, 3 unique)
2. Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson (3 total, 3 unique)
3. Cam Johnson, DE, Virginia (3 total, 3 unique)

March Mocks (22 total, 20 unique)
1. Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson (5 total, 4 unique)

April Mocks (28 total, 28 unique)
1. Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson (6 total, 5 unique)
2. Amini Silatolu, OG, Midwestern St. (4 total, 4 unique)
3. Kelechi Osemele, OG, Iowa State (4 total, 4 unique)
4. Mitchell Schwartz, OT, California (3 total, 3 unique)

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2012 FalcFans Mock Draft Contest

April 19th, 2012 Comments off

This year marks our Seventh Annual Mock Draft Contest. By submitting your prediction for how the first round of the draft will lay out, you can win some awesome prizes from the FalcFans-sponsored online store as well as the opportunity to have your mock drafts featured on this site next year. This year’s contest will feature predictions of the entire first round, as well as the Falcons pick in the second round.

Submit your mock drafts on the forums, in the special Mock Draft Contest designated subforum by creating a thread using this submission format. If you are not a registered member of the forums, you can click here to become one. You can edit/modify your submissions up until the deadline, which will be one hour before the draft, at 7:00 pm Eastern, Thursday, April 26, 2012. At 7:01, the forums will be locked and all submissions will then be final.

To get further details about rules, prizes, and scoring, please check out the Mock Draft Contest subforum.

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2012 Mock Draft – 3 Rounds

March 25th, 2012 Comments off
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Andrew Luck

This is my third mock and as such I figured I would expand it from the two rounds of my previous one.

FIRST ROUND

1. Colts – QB Andrew Luck, Stanford
It’s no secret that the Colts have been locked in on Luck from day one. He’ll be asked to fill the huge shoes left by Peyton Manning.

2. Redskins (from Rams) – QB Robert Griffin III, Baylor
The Redskins gave up too much a lot to move up to this spot to get Griffin. But he’ll be the potential franchise QB that this franchise has been wanting for over a decade now.

3. Vikings – OT Matt Kalil, USC
Kalil is a virtual lock for this position, as the Vikings have been waiting many years to get the next bookend left tackle.

4. Browns – WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma St.
Since the Browns appear committed to Colt McCoy for at least another year, they’ll do their best to surround him with some weapons.

5. Buccaneers – CB Morris Claiborne, LSU
Despite their acquisition of Eric Wright, the Bucs still need a lot more help in their back seven.

6. Rams (from Redskins) – RB Trent Richardson, Alabama
Needing an heir apparent to Steven Jackson, the Rams don’t see this as settling with a player many think could be comparable to Adrian Peterson in the pros.

7. Jaguars – DE Melvin Ingram, South Carolina
Ingram has the athleticism without the question marks of Coples which will cause the Jags to view him as the top pass rusher in this year’s class.

8. Dolphins – QB Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M
The fact that they had to settle on David Garrard means that they are locked in on Mike Sherman’s former protege at Texas A&M.

9. Panthers – DE Quinton Coples, North Carolina
They will roll the dice on the inconsistent athletic marvel from Chapel Hill just like they did a decade ago with Julius Peppers.

10. Bills – OT Riley Reiff, Iowa
If they lose Demetrius Bell in the coming days, they will be on the lookout for a replacement at left tackle.

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2012 Mock Draft – 2 Rounds

January 28th, 2012 3 comments

This is my second mock draft, to follow up my last one. Before I took a look at the Top 46 picks, going all the way to the Falcons pick in Round 2. I will do the same here, but instead I’ll go all the way to the end of the second round. An asterisk (*) denotes an underclassman. Note that picks 8 and 9, along with 11 and 12 have yet to be determined due to a coin flip.

FIRST ROUND

1. Indianapolis Colts – QB Andrew Luck, Stanford*
While you’ll hear some discussion and debate on whether Griffin is the better prospect, the reality is going to come down to the fact that Luck still has him beat. People will talk up Griffin’s athleticism and arm strength, but forgotten is that Luck grades very well in both as well. People constantly compare Luck to Peyton Manning, but his playing style much more mirrors that of Aaron Rodgers in terms of his ability to move around the pocket and make plays with his legs when need be. At the end of the day, Luck is going to be the No. 1 pick.

TRADE!
2. Miami Dolphins (from St. Louis) – QB Robert Griffin III, Baylor*
Ultimately, I think somebody will swap picks with the Rams to move up to get Griffin. While Luck is better, Griffin is a very good prospect that I personally think is at this point a better prospect than Cam Newton was a year ago. Griffin still needs some polish, but he does have a lot of upside based off how much improvement you’ve seen him make over the last year and his collegiate career. I think the Dolphins among the Redskins, Browns, and Seahawks are probably the most likely to bite on Griffin because those other three teams have decent stopgaps already in place, but Miami does not. While the Dolphins will probably sniff around Matt Flynn, I think they’ll ultimately favor going with Griffin. Trade Terms: Rams get Miami’s 1st (#9), 2nd, 4th in 2012, and their 2nd in 2013.

3. Minnesota Vikings – OT Matt Kalil, Southern California*
It would not surprise me if Iowa’s Riley Reiff moves past Kalil on many boards. But at this point, I’ll go with Kalil here. The Vikings need a left tackle after dumping Bryant McKinnie, and Charlie Johnson was no less atrocious for the Vikings as he was for the Colts. If/when Steve Hutchinson moves on, they can slide Johnson into his more natural left guard spot, plug Kalil in at left tackle and they should be able have a solid left side.

4. Cleveland Browns – WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State*
The Browns will be an interesting team to watch since they could easily jump into the Robert Griffin sweepstakes, but probably won’t be willing to offer the Rams quite as much as other teams since they won’t have to move up as high. They also have a decent young QB in Colt McCoy, so they probably could with two first round picks concentrate more on surrounding him with talent than starting fresh with a new QB. They need a No. 1 receiver, and while it might be smarter to try to find a veteran free agent, it’ll be hard to pass up on a good receiver like Blackmon here. Blackmon is not an elite WR prospect like A.J. Green or Julio Jones, but he’s a good one that should be a good fit in their version of the West Coast offense.

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – CB Morris Claiborne, LSU*
Claiborne is not quite on par with former teammate Patrick Peterson as an NFL prospect, but he is not a far cry from him. Claiborne has excellent combination of size, speed, and his ball skills are second to none. New Bucs head coach Greg Schiano knows the value of a good cover corner, having coached the McCourty Bros. at Rutgers. The off-field issues of Aqib Talib, potential retirement of Ronde Barber, and the utter lack of solid depth at this position makes a player like Claiborne a smart pickup.

6. Washington Redskins – QB Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M
The reason why there is not much buzz on Tannehill right now is because a foot injury kept him out of the Senior Bowl. But when all is said and done you can bet that Tannehill will be a Top 10 pick. His game combines arm strength and athleticism similar to Aaron Rodgers, and while he’s still young and raw, his upside is very good given how solid he’s been despite only playing a year and a half as Texas A&M’s starting QB. His presence will be one of the reasons why a team like Washington won’t go too crazy trying to move up to get Griffin.

7. Jacksonville Jaguars – OT Riley Reiff, Iowa*
New head coach Mike Mularkey is going to have to find a way to keep Blaine Gabbert upright, as the young quarterback’s pocket presence is some of the worst I’ve ever seen. Improving the protection is a key, and plugging in Reiff on the right side makes sense. Eben Britton has struggled due to injuries, and Reiff briefly played some right tackle as a sophomore where he went up against the likes of Derrick Morgan, and contained him. If the Jaguars want to continue to work MJD as their primary weapon on offense, they have to get better up front.

8. St. Louis Rams (coin flip/from Miami) – RB Trent Richardson, Alabama*
The Rams certainly are happy to move down, picking up some extra picks and plugging multiple holes. Moving down, they will likely target offensive line help, but also with Richardson sitting here, it’s too good to pass up. The team needs to find the heir apparent to Steven Jackson, and Richardson is the perfect fit. His combination of speed and power, along with his potential in the passing game make him the most complete running back prospect in the draft since Adrian Peterson.

9. Carolina Panthers (coin flip) – DT Michael Brockers, LSU*
Brockers is a high-upside guy who was only a sophomore at LSU, but showed good potential. The Panthers run defense was atrocious this past year and rookies Terrell McClain and Sione Fua did little to suggest they are going to be big-time pieces going forward. Brockers was a stand-out run stuffer at LSU, manhandling guards in the SEC. He also flashes potential as a pass rusher, although he’s raw there. But he has the sort of talent to be a force in the middle that the Panthers haven’t seen since the heyday of Kris Jenkins.

10. Buffalo Bills – DE Quinton Coples, North Carolina
The Bills need to solidify their defense and try to find ways to stop teams. Coples is a good prospect to try and help them do that. A big, athletic specimen that flashes the ability to be on par with guys like Julius Peppers and Mario Williams, that also hailed from his neck of the woods. Coples, alongside a healthy Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus could give Buffalo one of the most formidable fronts in the entire league if he can be developed. He’s a boom/bust prospect, but there’s no doubt someone is going to gamble on his potential high in the draft.

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2012 Mock Draft – Top 46 Picks

November 1st, 2011 Comments off
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Andrew Luck

I spent my bye week trying to catch up on as much college football as I could to prep for this mock draft. It’s the first 46 picks, because at this point, the Falcons first pick will be the 46th overall due to their trading their top pick to Cleveland. So here is my mid-October projection of what next year’s draft could look like through the first round and a half.

1. Indianapolis Colts – QB Andrew Luck, Stanford*
Whether Peyton Manning returns healthy to the Colts next year or not, the Colts will be smart to grab Luck, a player that many consider the best QB prospect since Manning came out in 1998.

2. Miami Dolphins – QB Matt Barkley, USC*
Barkley is not in the same class as Luck, but he’s a pretty good QB prospect that can make up for the Dolphins previous mistake of passing on Matt Ryan.

3. Arizona Cardinals – OT Matt Kalil, USC*
The Cardinals need to solidify their offensive line, starting with their left tackle spot. Kalil is a quality prospect that should allow them to move Levi Brown back to his more natural right tackle spot, killing two birds with one stone.

4. St. Louis Rams – OT Riley Reiff, Iowa*
Jason Smith has struggled at right tackle, and Rodger Saffold has not held up at left tackle. They need to add a blocker that can help out and fix one of those issues.

5. Carolina Panthers – DE Quinton Coples, North Carolina*
Charles Johnson is a solid pass rusher, but they need to find someone to play opposite him. Coples is a premier talent, arguably one of the best since Julius Peppers to come out of Chapel Hill.

6. Jacksonville Jaguars – WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State*
The Jaguars need a No. 1 target for Blaine Gabbert to throw to, and Blackmon has comparable skillset to Terrell Owens.

7. Minnesota Vikings – OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford*
The Vikings need a left tackle to replace Bryant McKinnie since Charlie Johnson was never going to cut it.

8. Seattle Seahawks – QB Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M
Tannehill is low on experience, but high on potential and is the quality passer that Pete Carroll has been waiting for.

9. Denver Broncos – RB Trent Richardson, Alabama*
Richardson offers Adrian Peterson-like potential to stabilize the Broncos ground game while Tim Tebow is under center.

10. Washington Redskins – QB Landry Jones, Oklahoma*
Jones is not quite Sam Bradford, but a good QB prospect that Mike Shanahan can grow and develop in his version of the West Coast Offense.

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2011 Mock Muncher – Updated 4/28

April 28th, 2011 3 comments

It’s the final update for the mocks and we had a bunch of different takes on the Falcons draft.

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TE Kyle Rudolph

Just like last year, I’m trying to differentiate the updates by how many appear in total vs. unique mocks. Total mocks will be every mock munched, but unique mocks will only count those that are updated and they don’t pick the same player over and over. It gets annoying when you come across sites that update their mocks frequently but rarely make major changes to them, just picking the same players over and over again.

So far in total, there have been 626 mocks munched. Justin Houston and Kyle Rudolph were tied, but a late afternoon update has Rudolph pushing slightly ahead. Rudolph appeared in 81 total mocks, while Houston is in 79. Rudolph also appeared in 51 unique mocks, while Houston just 37. Adrian Clayborn came in a close third place with 67 total mocks, and matched Rudolph’s 49 unique ones. Torrey Smith (47 total, 33 unique), Cameron Heyward (25 total, 19 unique), Gabe Carimi (22 total, 15 unique), Derek Sherrod (21 total, 13 unique), Aaron Williams (22 total, 11 unique), Jon Baldwin (20 total, 12 unique), and Anthony Castonzo (19 total, 9 unique) round out the Top 10. Interestingly enough, Ryan Kerrigan came in 11th with 17 total, but all were unique.

In total, 47 different players at one point in time since January were predicted as the Falcons selection. In 256 of the total mocks or about 41% of the time, a defensive end was selected as the Falcons choice. Next most were: wide receiver (86), offensive tackle (83), tight end (80), and cornerback (44).

4.28 – Pro Football Weekly: Andy Dalton, QB, TCU
4.28 – NFL.com (Mike Lombardi): Greg Little, WR, North Carolina
4.28 – National Football Post: yle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame
4.28 – Draft Insiders: Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame
4.28 – FF Toolbox (Warner): Aaron Williams, CB, Texas
4.28 – Draft Countdown: Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
4.28 – Draft Ace: Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame
4.28 – Draft Board Insider: Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor
4.28 – Draft Empire: Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA
4.28 – Draft Season (Outhouse): Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
4.28 – Draft Breakdown (Spencer & Engle): Jabaal Sheard, DE, Pittsburgh
4.28 – Draft Breakdown (Ryan Lownes): Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
4.28 – Draft Breakdown (Aaron Aloysius): Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
4.28 – Draft Tek: Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College
4.28 - ESPN Insider (Todd McShay): Da’Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson (subscription required)
4.28 – FF Toolbox (Christiansen): Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame
4.28 – FF Toolbox (Standig): Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA
4.28 – Mock Draft Online (Anderson): Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA
4.28 – Mock Draft Online (Casavetes): Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State
4.28 – New NFL Draft: Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame
4.28 – NFL Draft Day Insider (Alex): Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri
4.28 – OG Draft: Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland
4.28 – Sideline Scouting: Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland
4.28 – The Draft Shack (Tony Bader): Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
4.28 – The Football Expert (Michael Abromowitz): Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
4.28 – The Football Expert (Clearwater): Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame
4.28 – With the 1st Pick (Larry): Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue
4.28 – Great Blue North Report: Danny Watkins, OG, Baylor
4.28 – CBS Sports (Pete Prisco): Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
4.28 – CBS Sports (Clark Judge): Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State
4.28 – Walter Football: Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame
4.28 – NFL Draft Geek: Corey LIuget, DT, Illinois
4.28 – My NFL Draft: Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
4.28 – Football’s Future: Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
4.28 – FF Toolbox (Long): Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
4.27 – NFL Draft Dog: Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame
4.27 – Draft Bulletin: Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA
4.27 – CBS Sports (Chad Reuter): Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame
4.27 – Consensus Draft Services: Jon Baldwin, WR, Pittsburgh
4.27 – Draft Ace (Mike Band): Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue
4.27 – Draft Season (Onebar): Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
4.27 – ESPN Insider (Mel Kiper): Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa (subscription required)
4.27 – FF Toolbox (Weida): Da’Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson
4.27 – National Football Post: Jabaal Sheard, DE, Pittsburgh
4.27 – NFL Draft 101: Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
4.27 – NFL Draft Day Insider (Consensus): Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame
4.27 – NFL.com (Mike Mayock): Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
4.27 – Rookie Draft: Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame
4.27 – Scar Draft (Scott Carasik): Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
4.27 – Scout.com: Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
4.27 – SI.com (Don Banks): Jon Baldwin, WR, Pittsburgh
4.27 – Walter Football (Greg Cox): Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame
4.27 – Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA
4.26 – Draft Season (Lupagus): Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame
4.26 – Draft King: Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame
4.26 – FF Toolbox (Welser): Justin Houston, DE, Georgia
4.26 – FF Toolbox (Dimon): Justin Houston, DE, Georgia
4.26 – FOX Sports (Pete Schrager): Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
4.25 – CBS Sports (Rob Rang): Jabaal Sheard, DE, Pittsburgh
4.25 – Draft Maven (Mike): Justin Houston, DE, Georgia
4.25 – Draft Daddy: Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA
4.25 – FOX Sports (Adam Caplan): Jabaal Sheard, DE, Pittsburgh
4.25 – FF Toolbox (De Lima): Brooks Reed, DE, Arizona
4.25 – NFL.com (Steve Wyche): Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA
4.24 – NFL.com (Pat Kirwan): Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame
4.22 – Draft Ace (Matt Peterson): Da’Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson

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First Round Mock – Final 4/27

April 27th, 2011 1 comment

I have minimal confidence in this mock, mainly because of the lack of free agency due to the lockout. Probably half of these teams, had there been free agent signings the past six weeks, would have addressed these areas of need that they are now being projected to use their top picks on.

And with the lockout “ending” in the past 48 hours, we don’t know if this is going to have any impact on how teams approach the draft. More than likely, not enough time has passed or questions answered to really affect it too much.

I do think trades are going to make this first round, particularly the latter half of it, pretty inaccurate. I think there will probably be at least two teams trading back into the end of the first round to get one of their quarterbacks, as I predicted previously my first round mock with trades. It’s possible that some of the teams in the top half of the draft get trigger happy (e.g. Tennessee, Minnesota, Miami, etc.) and take a quarterback there, but it seems doubtful given all the questions surrounding most of these QB prospects. But here goes…

1. Carolina Panthers – QB Cam Newton, Auburn
2. Denver Broncos – DT Marcell Dareus, Alabama
3. Buffalo Bills – OLB Von Miller, Texas A&M
4. Cincinnati Bengals – WR A.J. Green, Georgia
5. Arizona Cardinals – CB Patrick Peterson, LSU
6. Cleveland Browns – WR Julio Jones, Alabama
7. San Francisco 49ers – QB Blaine Gabbert, Missouri
8. Tennessee Titans – DT Nick Fairley, Auburn
9. Dallas Cowboys – OT Tyron Smith, USC
10. Washington Redskins – OLB Robert Quinn, North Carolina
11. Houston Texans – CB Prince Amukamara, Nebraska
12. Minnesota Vikings – OT Anthony Castonzo, Boston College
13. Detroit Lions – DE Aldon Smith, Missouri
14. St. Louis Rams – DT Corey Liuget, Illinois
15. Miami Dolphins – DE Cameron Jordan, California
16. Jacksonville Jaguars – DE Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue
17. New England Patriots – DE J.J. Watt, Wisconsin
18. San Diego Chargers – OLB Akeem Ayers, UCLA
19. New York Giants – OG Mike Pouncey, Florida
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – DE Da’Quan Bowers, Clemson
21. Kansas City Chiefs – OLB Brooks Reed, Arizona
22. Indianapolis Colts – OT Nate Solder, Colorado
23. Philadelphia Eagles – CB Jimmy Smith, Colorado
24. New Orleans Saints – RB Mark Ingram, Alabama
25. Seattle Seahawks – OT Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin
26. Baltimore Ravens – DE Muhammad Wilkerson, Temple
27. Atlanta Falcons – DE Adrian Clayborn, Iowa
28. New England Patriots – OG Danny Watkins, Baylor
29. Chicago Bears – OT Derek Sherrod, Mississippi State
30. New York Jets – OLB Justin Houston, Georgia
31. Pittsburgh Steelers – CB Aaron Williams, Texas
32. Green Bay Packers – DE Cameron Heyward, Ohio State

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Seven Round Mock Draft

April 18th, 2011 Comments off

I’ve completed a 7-round mock for fun. It’s in a table format, which is sortable if you click the columns. If you want to see which players I had the Falcons select, just enter “Atlanta” in the search box below. You can also narrow it down by other methods: Entering “2nd” will show you the second round picks, “QB” will show all the quarterbacks selected, “Clemson” will show players drafted from Clemson, etc. Give it a few seconds to load.

ROUND
PICK
TEAM
PLAYER
POS.
SCHOOL
1st1CarolinaCam NewtonQBAuburn
1st2DenverMarcell DareusDTAlabama
1st3BuffaloVon MillerLBTexas A&M
1st4CincinnatiBlaine GabbertQBMissouri
1st5ArizonaPatrick PetersonCBLSU
1st6ClevelandA.J. GreenWRGeorgia
1st7San FranciscoRobert QuinnLBNorth Carolina
1st8TennesseeNick FairleyDTAuburn
1st9DallasTyron SmithOTUSC
1st10WashingtonJulio JonesWRAlabama
1st11HoustonPrince AmukamaraCBNebraska
1st12MinnesotaAnthony CastonzoOTBoston College
1st13DetroitDa'Quan BowersDEClemson
1st14St. LouisCorey LiugetDTIllinois
1st15MiamiCameron JordanDECalifornia
1st16JacksonvilleJ.J. WattDEWisconsin
1st17New EnglandAldon SmithLBMissouri
1st18San DiegoRyan KerriganLBPurdue
1st19N.Y. GiantsMike PounceyOGFlorida
1st20Tampa BayJustin HoustonDEGeorgia
1st21Kansas CityAkeem AyersLBUCLA
1st22IndianapolisNate SolderOTColorado
1st23PhiladelphiaJimmy SmithCBColorado
1st24New OrleansMark IngramRBAlabama
1st25SeattleGabe CarimiOTWisconsin
1st26BaltimoreMuhammad WilkersonDTTemple
1st27AtlantaAdrian ClaybornDEIowa
1st28New EnglandCameron HeywardDEOhio State
1st29ChicagoDerek SherrodOTMississippi State
1st30N.Y. JetsPhil TaylorDTBaylor
1st31PittsburghAaron WilliamsCBTexas
1st32Green BayDanny WatkinsOGBaylor
2nd33New EnglandBen IjalanaOGVillanova
2nd34BuffaloMartez WilsonLBIllinois
2nd35CincinnatiTorrey SmithWRMaryland
2nd36DenverBrandon HarrisCBMiami
2nd37ClevelandJabaal SheardDEPittsburgh
2nd38ArizonaBrooks ReedLBArizona
2nd39TennesseeJake LockerQBWashington
2nd40DallasRahim MooreSUCLA
2nd41WashingtonChristian PonderQBFlorida State
2nd42HoustonSam AchoLBTexas
2nd43MinnesotaColin KaepernickQBNevada
2nd44DetroitRas-I DowlingCBVirginia
2nd45San FranciscoAndy DaltonQBTCU
2nd46DenverStephen PaeaDTOregon State
2nd47St. LouisKyle RudolphTENotre Dame
2nd48OaklandRyan MallettQBArkansas
2nd49JacksonvilleCurtis BrownCBTexas
2nd50San DiegoMarcus CannonOTTCU
2nd51Tampa BayDavon HouseCBNew Mexico State
2nd52N.Y. GiantsBruce CarterLBNorth Carolina
2nd53IndianapolisRandall CobbWRKentucky
2nd54PhiladelphiaAllen BaileyDEMiami
2nd55Kansas CityLeonard HankersonWRMiami
2nd56New OrleansDrake NevisDTLSU
2nd57SeattleTitus YoungWRBoise State
2nd58BaltimoreBrandon BurtonCBUtah
2nd59AtlantaJerrel JerniganWRTroy
2nd60New EnglandKenrick EllisDTHampton
2nd61San DiegoJon BaldwinWRPittsburgh
2nd62ChicagoMarvin AustinDTNorth Carolina
2nd63PittsburghClint BolingOGGeorgia
2nd64Green BayChristian BallardDEIowa
3rd65CarolinaJarvis JenkinsDTClemson
3rd66CincinnatiKelvin SheppardLBLSU
3rd67DenverLuke StockerTETennessee
3rd68BuffaloJames CarpenterOTAlabama
3rd69ArizonaWill RackleyOGLehigh
3rd70ClevelandRyan WilliamsRBVirginia Tech
3rd71DallasOrlando FranklinOGMiami
3rd72New OrleansMason FosterLBWashington
3rd73HoustonDontay MochLBNevada
3rd74New EnglandCurtis MarshCBUtah State
3rd75DetroitQuan SturdivantLBNorth Carolina
3rd76San FranciscoCasey MatthewsLBOregon
3rd77TennesseeRodney HudsonOCFlorida State
3rd78St. LouisMikel LeshoureRBIllinois
3rd79MiamiJordan TodmanRBConnecticut
3rd80JacksonvilleQuinton CarterSOklahoma
3rd81OaklandStefen WisniewskiOCPenn State
3rd82San DiegoGreg JonesLBMichigan State
3rd83N.Y. GiantsRashad CarmichaelCBVirginia Tech
3rd84Tampa BayDeMarcus LoveOTArkansas
3rd85PhiladelphiaJohn MoffittOGWisconsin
3rd86Kansas CitySione FuaDTStanford
3rd87IndianapolisJurrell CaseyDTUSC
3rd88New OrleansGreg RomeusDEPittsburgh
3rd89San DiegoKendall HunterRBOklahoma State
3rd90BaltimoreDenarius MooreWRTennessee
3rd91AtlantaD.J. WilliamsTEArkansas
3rd92New EnglandMark HerzlichLBBoston College
3rd93ChicagoChimdi ChekwaCBOhio State
3rd94N.Y. JetsChris CarterLBFresno State
3rd95PittsburghJason PinkstonOTPittsburgh
3rd96Green BayDeMarco MurrayRBOklahoma
3rd97CarolinaTandon DossWRIndiana
4th98CarolinaVirgil GreenTENevada
4th99SeattleShareece WrightCBUSC
4th100BuffaloLance KendricksTEWisconsin
4th101CincinnatiDeAndre McDanielSClemson
4th102ClevelandColin McCarthyLBMiami
4th103ArizonaRicky StanziQBIowa
4th104PhiladelphiaK.J. WrightLBMississippi State
4th105HoustonAhmad BlackSFlorida
4th106MinnesotaJerrell PoweDTMississippi
4th107DetroitMarcus GilbertOTFlorida
4th108San FranciscoJohnny PatrickCBLouisville
4th109TennesseeEdmond GatesWRAbilene Christian
4th110DallasDaniel ThomasRBKansas State
4th111MiamiGreg McElroyQBAlabama
4th112St. LouisLawrence WilsonLBConnecticut
4th113OaklandDeMarcus Van DykeCBMiami
4th114JacksonvilleAustin PettisWRBoise State
4th115San FranciscoDwayne HarrisWREast Carolina
4th116Tampa BayTyler SashSIowa
4th117N.Y. GiantsJames BrewerOTIndiana
4th118Kansas CityBrandon FuscoOCSlippery Rock
4th119IndianapolisMarcus GilchristCBClemson
4th120PhiladelphiaJeron JohnsonSBoise State
4th121JacksonvilleJalil BrownCBColorado
4th122BuffaloTyrod TaylorQBVirginia Tech
4th123BaltimoreJah ReidOTCentral Florida
4th124AtlantaShane VereenRBCalifornia
4th125New EnglandGreg LittleWRNorth Carolina
4th126N.Y. JetsJaiquawn JarrettSTemple
4th127ChicagoChris ConteSCalifornia
4th128PittsburghRobert SandsSWest Virginia
4th129Green BayThomas KeiserLBStanford
4th130TennesseeBuster SkrineCBUT-Chattanooga
4th131Green BayByron StingilyOTLouisville
5th132CarolinaZach HurdOGConnecticut
5th133BuffaloCortez AllenCBThe Citadel
5th134CincinnatiStephen SchillingOGMichigan
5th135Kansas CityJohnny WhiteRBNorth Carolina
5th136ArizonaNate IrvingLBN.C. State
5th137ClevelandTerrell McClainDTSouth Florida
5th138HoustonNiles PaulWRNebraska
5th139MinnesotaWill HillSFlorida
5th140Kansas CityJoseph BarksdaleOTLSU
5th141San FranciscoJacquizz RodgersRBOregon State
5th142TennesseeBrian RolleLBOhio State
5th143DallasKorey LindsayCBSouthern Illinois
5th144WashingtonUgo ChinasaLBOklahoma State
5th145St. LouisPernell McPheeDEMississippi State
5th146MiamiKendric BurneyCBNorth Carolina
5th147JacksonvilleJoe LefegedSRutgers
5th148OaklandLee ZiembaOTAuburn
5th149PhiladelphiaAlex HeneryKNebraska
5th150MinnesotaKris O'DowdOCUSC
5th151Tampa BayTaiwan JonesRBEastern Washington
5th152IndianapolisRonald JohnsonWRUSC
5th153PhiladelphiaDelone CarterRBSyracuse
5th154DetroitTerrence ToliverWRLSU
5th155WashingtonMike MohamedLBCalifornia
5th156SeattleDerrick LockeRBKentucky
5th157SeattleJordan CameronTEUSC
5th158AtlantaRyan JonesCBNW Missouri State
5th159New EnglandJamie HarperRBClemson
5th160ChicagoRay DominguezOGArkansas
5th161N.Y. JetsBrandon BairDEOregon
5th162PittsburghDavid CarterDEUCLA
5th163Green BayJustin RogersCBRichmond
5th164BaltimoreVincent BrownWRSan Diego State
5th165BaltimoreOwen MarecicFBStanford
6th166CarolinaDavid MimsOTVirginia Union
6th167JacksonvilleMario HarveyLBMarshall
6th168ClevelandChykie BrownCBTexas
6th169BuffaloShiloh KeoSIdaho
6th170ClevelandDerek NewtonOTArkansas State
6th171ArizonaRob HouslerTEFlorida Atlantic
6th172MinnesotaPierre AllenDENebraska
6th173SeattleColby WhitlockDTTexas Tech
6th174San FranciscoMark LegreeSAppalachian State
6th175TennesseeRoy HeluRBNebraska
6th176DallasJeremy BealLBOklahoma
6th177WashingtonRyan BartholomewOCSyracuse
6th178HoustonChas HenryPFlorida
6th179MiamiJulius ThomasTEPortland State
6th180BaltimoreMario FanninRBAuburn
6th181OaklandRicardo LocketteWRFort Valley State
6th182JacksonvilleKeith WilliamsOGNebraska
6th183San DiegoAndre SmithTEVirginia Tech
6th184ArizonaGreg SalasWRHawaii
6th185N.Y. GiantsAnthony AllenRBGeorgia Tech
6th186DenverDa'Rel ScottRBMaryland
6th187Tampa BayAdrian MotenLBMaryland
6th188IndianapolisDion LewisRBPittsburgh
6th189DenverCliff MatthewsDESouth Carolina
6th190San FranciscoLawrence GuyDEArizona State
6th191BaltimoreDeunta WilliamsSNorth Carolina
6th192AtlantaScott LutrusLBConnecticut
6th193New EnglandJosh BynesLBAuburn
6th194N.Y. JetsCecil ShortsWRMount Union
6th195ChicagoRicky ElmoreDEArizona
6th196PittsburghNoel DevineRBWest Virginia
6th197Green BayTim BarnesOCMissouri
6th198N.Y. GiantsStephen SkeltonTEFordham
6th199Kansas CityChris WhiteLBMississippi State
6th200MinnesotaJonas MoutonLBMichigan
6th201San DiegoJason TeagueCBTCU
6th202N.Y. GiantsEric HaggSNebraska
6th203CarolinaBrandon HoganCBWest Virginia
7th204Green BayDa'Norris SearcySNorth Carolina
7th205DetroitQuentin DavieLBNorthwestern
7th206BuffaloJeremy KerleyWRTCU
7th207CincinnatiMartin ParkerDTRichmond
7th208N.Y. JetsKai ForbathKUCLA
7th209SeattleT.J. YatesQBNorth Carolina
7th210AtlantaKris AdamsWRUTEP
7th211San FranciscoIan WilliamsDTNotre Dame
7th212TennesseeJerrard TarrantSGeorgia Tech
7th213WashingtonJohn GravesDEVirginia Tech
7th214HoustonDerek HallOTStanford
7th215MinnesotaDarvin AdamsWRAuburn
7th216St. LouisKevin RutlandCBMissouri
7th217MiamiFrank KearseDTAlabama A&M
7th218MiamiAldrick RobinsonWRSMU
7th219OaklandClay NurseDEIllinois
7th220DallasRoss HomanLBOhio State
7th221N.Y. GiantsDoug HogueLBSyracuse
7th222Tampa BayDarvid ArkinOGMissouri State
7th223Kansas CityNate WilliamsSWashington
7th224WashingtonByron MaxwellCBClemson
7th225BaltimoreEddie JonesLBTexas
7th226New OrleansTori GurleyWRSouth Carolina
7th227PhiladelphiaMike McNeillTENebraska
7th228St. LouisJeremiha HunterLBIowa
7th229AtlantaDom DeCiccoSPittsburgh
7th230AtlantaAndrew JacksonOGFresno State
7th231San FranciscoBilal PowellRBLouisville
7th232PittsburghChris HairstonOTClemson
7th233Green BayPat DevlinQBDelaware
7th234San DiegoBruce MillerLBCentral Florida
7th235MiamiOrie LemonLBOklahoma State
7th236MinnesotaAnthony GaitorCBFlorida International
7th237PhiladelphiaByron BellOTNew Mexico
7th238Tampa BayMarkus WhiteDEFlorida State
7th239San FranciscoChase BeelerOCStanford
7th240PhiladelphiaMario AddisonLBTroy
7th241OaklandZach ClaytonDTAuburn
7th242SeattleDeJon GimesSNebraska
7th243New OrleansAdam GrantOTArizona
7th244CarolinaBrandyn ThompsonCBBoise State
7th245BuffaloKarl KlugDEIowa
7th246CincinnatiDevon TorrenceCBOhio State
7th247DenverAnthony ShermanFBConnecticut
7th248ClevelandNathan EnderleQBIdaho
7th249ArizonaAlex GreenRBHawaii
7th250San FranciscoHenry HynoskiFBPittsburgh
7th251TennesseeDaniel KilgoreOGAppalachian State
7th252DallasJeremy RossWRCalifornia
7th253WashingtonStevan RidleyRBLSU
7th254HoustonWillie SmithOTEast Carolina
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FalcFans Mock Draft Contest

April 15th, 2011 2 comments

Every year we hold a mock draft contest on the forums, where people can submit how they think the first round of the draft will go for a chance to win prizes. In recent years we have had people submit two-round mocks, but this year we will go back to a one-round format in order to try and increase participation.

The deadline for submissions is one hour before the draft on Thursday, April 28. You can make your submissions by posting in the Mock Draft Contest forum. And thusly to enter, you must be a member of the forums. Take the time to register if you haven’t already, it’s quick and easy.

Click here to read the rules, prizes, and scoring format.

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First Round Mock with Trades

April 7th, 2011 1 comment

One of the problems with accurate prognostication for mock drafts is the unpredictability of trades. Well here’s my attempt to correct that by having a first round mock with trades that make sense in my mind. One of the big questions about this year’s draft with all the CBA and labor stuff how will it affect first round trades. I don’t think it will have a significant impact on trades, at least not in the first round. I do think teams will be a little more frugal with their middle round picks, allowing them to keep the picks to fill multiple needs and holes rather than going for the big splash at the top of the draft. But I do think we’ll still see trades, just probably a little later than we’re used to. I think the real drama and trade talk won’t come until the end of the night when teams that aren’t picking in the Top 5 look to move back into the first round to nab the quarterback of their choice.

1. Carolina Panthers – QB Cam Newton, Auburn
Again, I’m on the Newton bandwagon as far as the Panthers pick here. Personally, I think Gabbert is the better QB prospect and smarter fit, but I get why the Panthers sans 2nd round pick would prefer the guy with higher upside like Newton, as they reportedly do.

2. Denver Broncos – DT Marcell Dareus, Alabama
The Broncos try to tempt offers with their reported interest in the quarterbacks, but at the end of the day they get no bites and take the best defensive lineman on the board in Dareus.

3. Buffalo Bills – OLB Von Miller, Texas A&M
With Newton off the board, the Bills look at either Dareus or Miller with their top pick. And with Dareus gone as well, then Miller becomes the no-brainer pick here.

4. Cincinnati Bengals – QB Blaine Gabbert, Missouri
It seems the tide is changing on the Bengals taking a quarterback, and while I don’t think Mike Brown wants to use his top pick at this position. The option of taking Gabbert and someone else in the second round probably sits better than settling for one of the second round prospects.

5. Arizona Cardinals – CB Patrick Peterson, LSU
They might nibble on one of the passers and probably really hope Miller falls here, but they’d happily settle for Peterson, the best player available at this point. It gives them three good corners now and upgrades their defense which was a need.

6. Cleveland Browns – DT Nick Fairley, Auburn
In the end, the Browns are hoping one of the defensive tackles or Peterson fall to this spot, and their wish is granted with Fairley being here.

7. San Francisco 49ers – OLB Robert Quinn, North Carolina
He’s raw as an outside linebacker prospect, but Vic Fangio had some great pass rushers like Pat Swilling and Rickey Jackson in past decades, and it’ll be hard for them to pass up a player with Quinn’s potential.

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8. Tennessee Titans – WR A.J. Green, Georgia
This position is not a need for the Titans, but how can they pass on a talent of Green’s caliber at this point in the draft. They’d happily snatch him up.

9. Dallas Cowboys – OT Tyron Smith, USC
The Cowboys will probably shop this pick, looking to move down a few spots and still nab Smith. But if they get no takers, I’m sure they won’t have any issue taking him this high.

***TRADE***
Redskins get: 1st round pick (18th overall) and 2nd round (50th)
Chargers get: 1st round pick (10th overall)

10. San Diego Chargers – WR Julio Jones, Alabama
The Chargers have shown some aggressive maneuvering in recent drafts moving up to get players they like early on. The team targets Jones because of his size and fit in their offense, which would allow them to potentially trade franchised receiver Vincent Jackson this summer, or at least give them some leverage in case they don’t manage to retain Malcom Floyd. The Redskins happily move down, hoping to nab some picks in the 2nd through 4th rounds to fill a plethora of needs.

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