With the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis beginning at the end of the week, it is a good time to update my edition of the NFL Mock Draft.
There are some slight changes, based on some off-the-field issues that have popped up in the last few weeks.
If I ran an NFL team right now, I would be dreading this year’s draft. I would not want to have a top pick, simply because there is so little difference in talent, that I could draft someone with equal talent on day two or three, without having to pay as much. It is a moving target as to who might be the first overall pick. Hopefully, the NFL Scouting Combine will provide some separation.
Again, I don’t have West Virginia QB Geno Smith in the first round. Like before, I do believe that he will get picked in the first round, but I don’t account for trades. Even with the injury concerns, I still believe Southern California QB Matt Barkley is better suited for NFL success.
#1 – Kansas City Chiefs – T Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M
#2 – Jacksonville Jaguars – G Chance Warmack, Alabama
#3 – Oakland Raiders – CB Dee Milliner, Alabama
#4 – Philadelphia Eagles - DT Star Lotulelei, Utah
#5 – Detroit Lions – OLB Jarvis Jones, Georgia
#6 – Cleveland Browns - DE Bjoern Werner, Florida State
#7 – Arizona Cardinals – QB Matt Barkley, Southern California
#8 – Buffalo Bills - DE Damontre Moore, Texas A&M
#9 – New York Jets - T Lane Johnson, Oklahoma
#10 – Tennessee Titans – DE Barkevious Mingo, LSU
#11 – San Diego Chargers – T Eric Fisher, Central Michigan
#12 – Miami Dolphins - WR Keenan Allen, California
#13 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers - DT Sharrif Floyd, Florida
#14 – Carolina Panthers – DT Sheldon Richardson, Missouri
#15 – New Orleans Saints – S Kenny Vaccaro, Texas
#16 – St. Louis Rams – T D.J. Fluker, Alabama
#17 – Pittsburgh Steelers – WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee
#18 – Dallas Cowboys – DE Datone Jones, UCLA
#19 – New York Giants – DE Ezekiel Ansah, BYU
#20 – Chicago Bears – G Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina
#21 – Cincinnati Bengals – OLB Alec Ogletree, Georgia
#22 – St. Louis Rams (from Washington) - DT Jesse Williams, Alabama
#23 – Minnesota Vikings – CB Xavier Rhodes, Florida State
#24 – Indianapolis Colts – CB Desmond Trufant, Washington
#25 – Seattle Seahawks – DE Dion Jordan, Oregon
#26 – Green Bay Packers – RB Eddie Lacy, Alabama
#27 – Houston Texans – WR DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson
#28 – Denver Broncos – DT Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State
#29 – New England Patriots – DT John Jenkins, Georgia
#30 – Atlanta Falcons – DE Alex Okafor, Texas
#31 – San Francisco 49ers – CB Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State
#32 – Baltimore Ravens – ILB Manti Te’o, Notre Dame
Just a reminder, I compiled this completely on my own, and any likeness to any of the real experts is purely coincidental. If you care to broadcast or re-post this, please at least give credit, to where credit is due.