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Lynch47's Mock Draft 2.0

In truth this is actually my 8th Mock Draft now, but it is only the 3rd one I am happy with. I did the first 3 rounds and factored in a few trades for TB.


FIRST ROUND


1. Houston: Jadeveon Clowney (DE)
2. St. Louis: Greg Robinson (OT)
3. Jacksonville: Khalil Mack (OLB/DE)
4. Cleveland: Sammy Watkins (WR)
5. Oakland: Blake Bortles (QB)
6. Atlanta: Jake Matthews (OT)
7. TRADE TAMPA BAY TO SAN FRANCISCO: Mike Evans (WR)
8. Minnesota: Johnny Manziel (QB)
9. Buffalo: Eric Erbon (TE)
10. Detroit: Justin Gilbert (CB)
11. Tennessee: Teddy Bridgewater (QB)
12. New York Giants: Aaron Donald (DT)
13. St. Louis: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (S)
14. Chicago: Timmy Jernigan (DT)
15. Pittsburgh: Darqueze Dennard (CB)
16. Dallas: Anthony Barr (OLB/DE)
17. Baltimore: Taylor Lewan (OT)
18. New York Jets: Kelvin Benjamin (WR)
19. Miami: C.J. Mosley (ILB)
20. TRADE ARIZONA TRADES TO TAMPA BAY: Marquese Lee (WR)
21. Green Bay: Calvin Pryor (S)
22. Philadelphia: Brandin Cooks (WR)
23. Kansas City: Odell Beckham (WR)
24. Cincinnati: Kony Ealy (DE)
25. San Diego: Kyle Fuller (CB)
26. Cleveland: Derek Carr (QB)
27. New Orleans: Dee Ford (DE)
28. Carolina: Zack Martin (OT)
29. New England: Ra'Shede Hageman (DT)
30. Arizona via Tampa Bay: Bradley Roby (CB)
31. Denver: Stephon Tuitt (DE)
32. Seattle: Louis Nix (DT)


SECOND ROUND


33. Houston: Jimmy Garoppolo (QB)
34. Washington: Ryan Shazier (OLB)
35. Cleveland: Morgan Moses (OT)
36. Oakland: Xavier Su'a-Filo (G)
37. Atlanta: Jace Amaro (TE)
38. Tampa Bay: Kyle Van Noy (OLB)
39. Jacksonville: Zach Mettenberger (QB)
40. Minnesota: David Yankey (G)
41. Buffalo: Scott Crichton (OLB/DE)
42. Tennessee: Jason Verrett (CB)
43. New York Giants: Davante Adams (WR)
44. St. Louis: Jordan Matthews (WR)
45. Detroit: Jimmie Ward (S)
46. Pittsburgh: Jarvis Landry (WR)
47. Dallas: Dion Bailey (S)
48. Baltimore: Craig Loston (S)
49. New York Jets: Keith McGill (CB)
50. Miami: Cyril Richardson (G)
51. Chicago: Bashaud Breeland (CB)
52. Arizona: A.J. McCaron (QB)
53. Green Bay: Austin Seferian-Jenkins (TE)
54. Philadelphia: Dominique Easley (DE)
55. Cincinnati: Marcus Robinson (CB)
56. Tampa Bay via San Francisco: Brandon Thomas (G)
57. San Diego: Allen Robinson (WR)
58. New Orleans: Travis Swanson (C)
59. Indianapolis: Deone Bucchanon (S)
60. Carolina: Donte Moncrief (WR)
61. Arizona via Tampa Bay: Anthony Johnson (DT)
62. New England: Troy Niklas (TE)
63. Denver: Stanley Jean-Baptiste (CB)
64. Seattle: Brandon Coleman (WR)


THIRD ROUND


65. Houston: Joe Bitonio (OT)
66. Washington: Terrence Brooks (S)
67. Oakland: Martavius Bryant (CB)
68. Falcons: Trent Murphy (OLB/DE)
69. Tampa Bay: Jared Abbrederis (WR)
70. Jacksonville: Marcus Martin (C)
71. Cleveland: Carlos Hyde (HB)
72. Minnesota: Ego Ferguson (DT)
73. Buffalo: Cyrus Kouandjio (OTO
74. New York Giants: Jeremiah Attaochu (DE/OLB)
75. St. Louis: Dontae Johnson (CB)
76. Detroit: Philip Gaines (CB)
77. San Francisco: Justin Ellis (DT)
78. Dallas: DaQuan Jones (DT)
79. Baltimore: Bishop Stankey (HB)
80. New York Jets: C.J. Fiedorowicz (TE)
81. Miami: Tre Mason (HB)
82. Chicago: Ahmad Dixon (S)
83. Cleveland: Weston Richburg (C)
84. Arizona: Ed Reynolds (S)
85. Green Bay: DeAndre Coleman (DT)
86. Philadelphia: Will Sutton (DT)
87. Kansas City: Dakota Dozier (G)
88. Cincinnati: JuWaun James (OT)
89. San Diego: Marcus Smith (DE/OLB)
90. Indianapolis: Demarcus Lawrence (DE/OLB)
91. New Orleans: Cody Latimer (WR)
92. Carolina: Lamarcus Joyner (CB/S)
93. New England: Ka'Deem Carey (HB)
94. Tampa Bay via San Francisco: Anthony Steen (G)
95. Denver: Trai Turner (G)
96. Minnesota: Dezmen Southward (S)
97. Pittsburgh: Caraun Reid (DT)
98. Green Bay: Bruce Ellington (WR)
99. Baltimore: Cody Huffman (WR)
100. San Francisco: Tyler Larson (C)

I have the Bucs trading with the 49ers and picking up both of the 49ers 2nd round picks and their second 3rd round pick. They then trade the first of the 49er's 2nd round picks and our 7th round pick to trade back up to Arizona. I only did the first 3 rounds, and out of this we were able to pick up:

1st #20: Marquise Lee (WR)
2nd #38: Kyle Van Noy (OLB)
2nd #56: Brandon Thomas (G)
3rd #69: Jared Abbrederis (WR)
3rd #94: Anthony Steen (G)

I toyed with drafting a G instead of an OLB at the top of the 2nd, and with Dane Fletcher coming in and Jonathan Casillas being resigned I'm not so sure we draft an OLB that high. Though another OLB could be considered the "missing piece" of our Defense. Assuming, of course, that there is a trade down in the 1st. If we are able to trade down and acquire more picks I believe it is paramount that we take two Guards in the first 4 rounds. That gives us Collins, EDS, Dotson, Thomas (or Jackson/Yankey) and either Nicks or Steen at the other Guard spot. That could be a very good O-Line. Marquise Lee is a good quality pick at #20. If the Jets take Lee instead of Benjamin then we take Benjamin. I'd be fine with either. Had I drafted Yankey at #38 I would've taken ASJ instead of Thomas at #56, but GB picked him up so that's out anyway. I don't think the value for Niklas at #56 is there. I might have taken him at #69, but alas NE took him at the bottom of the 2nd. With only C.J. Fiedorowicz left of the "top" TEs at #69 I decided to go with Jared Abbrederis who I am very high on. We either need a WR and a TE or two very good WRs which we would have in Lee and Abbrederis. If a TE is still a must have in this draft Jake Murphy or Jordan Najvar can be had in the 5th or 6th. I'd probably fill the other two picks out with a QB(Shaw, Savage or Smith) and either a TE/CB/OLB/DE. All depending on how it played out. I will probably finish the last two rounds that we have picks left in later on.

Thoughts on this?

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