Top 10 Mock Draft
posted Jan 20 2015, 03:19PM
story by George Kenny
posted in NFL, News

So here's the deal with doing a mock draft this early, no one knows ANYTHING yet. 

A few teams with top 10 picks just got a new coach,which means there is no way to know what will happen.

However, i LOVE mock drafts, they give me something to get excited about. Today, I'm going to give a crack at how the first 10 picks could play out.

1. Bucs- Marcus Mariota QB: Most agree he is the "safer" of the top two QB prospects, but that doesnt mean he is a cant miss pick. While Mariota has incredible intangibles and work ethic, he hasnt had to make alot of NFL type throws and reads in the high octane Oregon offense. Some might argue thats more concerning to NFL evaluators than Winston's off the field shenanigans.

2. Titans- Leonard Williams DT: Tennessee drafted Mettenberger last year, and might give him a second season to prove himself. If they do, Williams is the no brainer pick here. The Titans could use another big man in their front 7, and Williams is the highest ranked prospect on many lists.

3. Jaguars- Randy Gregory DE: The Jags have used alot of high picks on offensive talent lately, and I think it is time they addressed the pass rush. Jacksonville is closer to competing than people realize, and Gregory is a difference maker up front. In a class loaded with pass rushers, Gregory is the cream of the crop.

4. Raiders- Amari Cooper WR: Derek Carr had a sneaky good rookie year at QB in Oakland, and that was with limited weapons. Cooper is a beast, and he combines route running, speed, and ball skills all into one package. Cooper would immediately become Carr's top receiver and could have a Odell Beckham Jr type of impact.

5. Redskins- Brandon Scherff OT: Scherff isnt an elite tackle prospect, but neither was Zack Martin and look at the impact he had on the O-Line in Dallas. However, Scherff is tough as nails and a consistent presence on a Washington line that lacks those traits. He could be an immediate starter at right tackle or either guard spot.

6. Jets- Jameis Winston QB: I can already see it happening now, Winston falls to the Jets, and a big time decision must be made. I wouldnt blame them for passing on Winston, however he is a very polished QB. Famous Jameis does all the things you need to do to win games in the NFL. He has a strong and accurate arm, he can read a defense and he has great pocket awareness. If this situation becomes a reality, first time GM Mike Maccagnan will have a tough decision to make.

7. Bears- Shane Ray DE/OLB: Chicago is coachless at this moment so this is purely a shot in the dark. All I know is the Bears need help on defense, and Ray is an excellent pass rusher. Alabama safety Landon Collins is a possibility as well.

8. Falcons- Alvin Dupree DE/OLB: Another coachless team, another shitty defense. Again, Dupree, like Ray, is an SEC standout who will bring sorely needed speed and playmaking ability to a team that badly needs it.

9. Giants- Andrus Peat OT: This pick goes out to my buddy Josh, a G-Men fan who desperately wants offensive line help. Ill trust his judgement. However, if they lose JPP this offseason an edge rusher could be the pick.

10. Rams- Dorial Green-Beckham WR: Does he have off the field issues? Yes. Did he miss last season? Yes. Is he a 6'5 monster with 4.4 speed? Yes. Im not saying i think DGB goes this high, but i think he has the talent to, and talent rises to the top on draft day. The Rams took Tavon Austin a few years back, but he isnt a outside the numbers WR, DGB is. If Green-Beckham doesnt go here, I could see his hometown team of Kansas City taking him at 18.

 

George Kenny
My name is George Kenny and I graduated from St. John's University with a Sports Management major and a Business minor. I started my own sports blog c...



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