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Ourlads' Mock Draft Final Edition 4-24-13

Updated: 04/24/2013 1:18PM ET

PickTeamPlayerPos.SchoolHTWT40 Time
Round 1
Kansas City 
Eric FisherLOT
Central Michigan 
Fisher is our top rated tackle. We think Kansas City with John Dorsey's tie with Mike Sherman may convince Dorsey and Andy Reid to draft Luke Joeckel. Joeckel has faced SEC speed. Fisher is a better athlete that is ascending. Fisher is an explosive knee bender with good leg drive and strength to control defender. Good body control with the ability to recover against a two move pass rusher. Solid punch and use of hands. Mentally tough and consistent in his play. Fisher has passed Joeckel as the top OT in this draft on many draft boards.
Luke Joeckel*LOT
Texas A&M 
Dion Jordan makes sense here but so does virtually any position in this talent deficient roster. We had Eric Fisher here a few weeks ago. Joeckel could land anywhere from the 1st pick to the 7th. There are several teams that see Eric Fisher & Lane Johnson passing Joeckel in the next few years because of their clear athletic advantage over the A&M tackle. Joeckel is a productive left tackle with the height, flexibility, arm length, and foot quickness required for an elite performer. Lines up in a preset stance ready to pass protect or block down. Has quick enough feet to kick step and shuffle. Good balance and use of hands.
Star LotuleleiDT
An explosive big man with upfield push. Ideal build for an interior defender. Good change of direction. Almost always draws a double team. Always on the field. Rarely gets a break. Dominant inside force who is big, thick, and quick. Has quick reactions to find the ball. Plays with balance and effective use of hands.
Geno SmithQB
West Virginia 
Who are we kidding? The best fast tempo quarterback in this draft married to one of the most innovative coach in college football history. A veteran QB in Michael Vick who is always injured. Nick Foles is a bad fit. Dennis Dixon will be teaching Geno the system. Geno demonstrates good accuracy vertically as well as horizontally. Sudden release. Snaps ball out to perimeter receivers after setting his feet. Ready to pull the trigger at all times. Right on target with his passes.Student of the game. Can fire a dart through a smoke ring. Tavon Austin is a dark horse long shot candidate as is Lane Johnson.
Ezekiel AnsahDE/PR
Brigham Young 
What NFC tackle is going to block this pass rushing machine consistently? A raw but talented and disruptive high effort athlete who finishes long pursuit. Long arms and big hands to control a blocker. Struggled all week during Senior Bowl practices, but when Saturday came, he jumped out of the phone booth with his cape on. An ascending, hungry player who can turn it loose. Lion coaches coached him in the Senior Bowl. Hand to glove fit as a wide 9 DE. Lions could also go Lane Johnson OT but pass rusher makes sense. Ansah is the Answer for defensive line coach Jim Washburn's Wide Nine scheme.
Dion JordanOLB
Good news is the Browns got their guy. Bad news is no 2nd round pick or cornerback. Mike Lombardi & Joe Banner can't believe it. A round peg just fit in the round hole of their defense. Jordan projects as a 3-4 outside linebacker and a nickel pass rusher. Experience in coverage. Tall and lean angular build, somewhat ‘praying mantis’ like. Uses his long arms to ward off blockers in the run game and when rushing the passer. Was lined up all over the offensive formation to take advantage of matchups in some games. Very athletic with good foot and hand quickness.
Lane JohnsonLOT
The overall line in Arizona just got stronger. Levi Brown can move into guard.Johnson is an outstanding athlete who has played both right and left tackle. Physical player who was a former high school and junior college quarterback. Played tight end and defensive end for the Sooners before going to the offensive line. Aggressive and focused in his play.
Jonathan CooperOG
North Carolina 
The best guard on many boards comes off in pick 8. Quarterback must wait until the second round now that Geno Smith is gone. Too many holes in wide receivers up here. Not a sexy pick but neither was multiple pro bowl star Rueben Brown. Andy Levitre is gone. Cooper is an explosive knee bender who can roll his hips and shock a defensive lineman in the run game. Impressive skill set in pass protection with the ability to quick set, change direction, and redirect with natural body control. Stays square with the ability to shadow the rusher. Athletic and in balance when pulling.
New York 
Barkevious Mingo*OLB
A corner is needed as well as a pressure player to antagonize quarterbacks .A competitor with excellent lateral quickness. Runs plays down from the backside like a cheetah chasing a gazelle. Athletic enough to create inside pass rush pressure on stunts. Fast, quick, and explosive in his play. Can leverage a tackle back to the quarterback. A natural 3-4 rush outside linebacker. Needs more strength. At the Combine he exploded off the edge being timed at 1.78 from the left side and 1.84 from the right side. Avg time for group was 2 seconds.
Sheldon Richardson*DT
Richardson is rated higher on our board than Sharrif Floyd. Chance Warmack is an option as is Floyd. Richardson possesses good instincts and feel for the game. Explosive initial quickness to control the blocker. A good effort player who can run in pursuit or skate down the line and stuff the run. Rare production. He registered 14 tackles and a sack versus the Alabama offensive line.
Los Angeles 
Chance WarmackOG
Chargers talk about Sharrif Floyd. Offensive line is a mess and decide on Warmack. A powerful, explosive, and impressive man when he pulls or folds around to seal linebackers in the run game. Possesses a thick build from head to toe, but is flexible enough to bend. Plays with a stout base and a boxer’s punch in pass protection.
Dee Milliner*DC
Jeff Ireland is looking at corners Milliner, DJ Hayden & Xavier Rhodes. Chance Warmack is an option if he falls past San Diego Milliner wins out. Milliner is smooth and fluid in his movement with little wasted motion. Good body control and ball skills. Hands are below average. Can stick his foot in the ground and drive hard on the ball. Plays with good instincts and awareness. Injury history may cause him to fall. Recent labrum surgery which may keep him from OTA's. Below average hands for the position.
New York  f/Tampa Bay
DJ HaydenDC
Two-year starter. Junior college transfer from Navarro College. Started the first nine games before suffering a season ending tear of the inferior vena cava in his heart from a freak collision in practice. Demonstrated good athletic ability and foot quickness. Can drive and snap off quickly. Quick break on the ball. Good change of direction and hip flexibility. Speed is not a question. Has a quick burst and acceleration speed. Demonstrates catch up and closing speed on a receiver from the other side of the formation or on kickoff coverage. Sweet feet. Quick in backpedal. Keeps his butt down. Can stay in pedal as long as possible. Smooth out of pedal to all route angles.
Sharrif Floyd*DT
New general manager Dave Gettleman was with the Giants for 13 yrs and loves his "hogmollies" BIG linemen offense or defense he skips to the podium and hands in Floyd's card. Thought about Fluker but will get a tackle next round. Is athletic enough to line up inside as a nose tackle or outside as an end. Works through a double team block. Uses his hands well to control the blocker. A disruptive penetrator who finishes the play.
New Orleans 
Sylvester WilliamsDT
North Carolina 
Combines good size and quickness for the position. A disruptive player who has a sudden arm over move. A good effort tackle who works to the whistle. An impact player that doesn’t catch blocks. Sudden and explosive with his hands.
Los Angeles 
Tavon AustinWR/RS
West Virginia 
An explosive and sudden inside receiver who cuts sharply with good body control. Gets to top speed quickly. A darter with a burst to separate and excellent change of direction qualities. A playmaker with speed, quickness, and field awareness. Quickness is more important than speed for an NFL receiver, and he has both. Sudden stop and start quickness. A slippery space athlete.
Kenny VaccaroFS
Troy Polamalu & Ryan Clark's careers are winding down. Vaccaro is a physical take-on safety who uses his hands well to ward off blocks and stays on his feet. Impressive instincts and range. Elevated his overall game in 2012, especially in coverage. Outstanding on special teams’ coverage. Explosive hitter to and through the ball carrier. Good timing on blitzes. Jarvis Jones is an option but many hurdles need to be jumped.
DJ Fluker*ROT
The Cowboys just missed Vaccaro. Jon Cyprien is a possiblity as is Eric Reid. Look for Jerry Jones to jump ahead of Pittsburgh or trade back with San Francisco. The 49ers have a targeted player & providing he's still there a deal will be done. If the Cowboys are stuck, Fluker is a massive man with extra long arms and big hands. Quick enough to cut off the inside slant. A competitor who is physical in his play. Played right tackle for Alabama. But could kick down inside. Plays with a good base and can lock on a pass rushing defensive end and run them up the field.
New York 
Alec Ogletree*ILB
Entered Georgia as a safety. Good in man-to-man or zone coverage. Plays with outside leverage keeping tempo on the ball carrier. Sideline to sideline pursuit. Quick hands and feet. Fluid and flexible. Good hip flexibility. Can stay in the game in all situations. Makes big plays. Plays on punt and kickoff teams.
Manti Te'oILB
Notre Dame 
Four-year starter and team captain who was the Irish’s leading tackler the past three years. Plays square inside. A thickly built linebacker of Samoan descent, he trimmed down his weight in 2012. The run-dominating, thickly built linebackers are being replaced by the lighter, faster, and more athletic coverage linebackers. Size and strength are being sacrificed for quickness and speed.
Jonathan CyprienSS
Florida International 
Four-year starter who is the all-time leader in career tackles with 365 to his credit. Aggressive and physical in the run game. A face up contact player with a nose for the ball. Reacts quickly to run reads. Hits with an explosive force. Runs through the ball carrier. Big strong hands. Good range. Can play in a robber or deep halves scheme. Locks up tight ends. Athletic feet to stay off the ground. Hip flexibility with change of direction quickness. Has burst quickness and acceleration to the collision point. Possesses man-to-man and zone cover ability but can get better on route recognition.
Los Angeles  f/Wash
Eric Reid*FS
Lost out on Vaccaro & Cyprien. Reid fills a major need Two-year starter with good size, speed, and arm length for the position. A competitor who plays with confidence. An active and instinctive playmaker who is always around the ball. Gets downhill quickly on run support and reacts well in space. An impact hitter with good body control.
Minnesota  f/Sea
DeAndre Hopkins*WR
Christian Ponder needs help. Hopkins is electric and dynamic in his play. A junior with exceptional ball skills. Extends and reaches for the off-target pass and explodes up the field. Natural hand catcher who also returns punts. Good concentration and vision to pluck a ball in a crowd.
Johnathan Hankins*NT
Ohio State 
Indy thinks about Xavier Rhodes. Decides on the wide bodied nose tackle who has experience at end. Plays hard inside out to the perimeter. Good lateral quickness and change of direction. Presses the pocket and forces the quarterback to scramble. Gives pursuit effort. Can stop and stack at the point of attack.
Xavier Rhodes*DC
Florida State 
Good fortune & good fit for the Tampa-2. Rhodes is a big cover-two press type corner who is physical in his play. Good ball reactions. Experienced in both zone and man-to-man coverage. Good hip flexibility with burst quickness.
Green Bay 
Datone JonesDE
The Packers are considering Tank Carradine, Matt Elam, Desmond Trufant. Ted Thompson will take a running back later as well as a OG/OT. Jones is the pick. Three-year starter. His value is in his ability as a versatile and explosive athlete who can play virtually anywhere along a defensive front in any scheme. Productive with 6.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss. Instinctive to find the ball. Can feel pressure and react on the move. Has the ability to control opponent with effective hand use. A gap control end who has the speed and quickness to burst up the field.
Tyler EifertTE
Notre Dame 
Nothing like a big fast tight end that can align anywhere on the field to keep the pressure off of Andre Johnson. James Casey is in Philly. Owen Daniels is injury prone. Keenan Allen is still on the board. Rick Smith thinks they may add a speed receiver later after the right side of the offensive line is addressed. Eifert led Notre Dame in receptions with 44. Finds the soft spots in zone coverage. Beats linebackers in man-to-man coverage. Has the speed to run deep. Possesses good leaping ability, concentration, and timing. Plucks the ball with his hands. Catches the ball in traffic over the middle. If he's not there at 27 Allen is the pick.
Tank CarradineDE
Florida State 
One-year starter and junior college transfer who got his opportunity when teammate Brandon Jenkins was lost for the 2012 season with a Lisfranc injury. Carradine was the team’s leading tackler when he tore the ACL in his right knee and missed the last two games. Was also the odds-on favorite to be the ACC’s Defensive Player of the Year that was awarded to teammate Bjoern Werner. Plays square and does an effective job of setting the edge of a defense. Explosive first step quickness. Plays with a lot of energy. Collapses the pocket on a bull rush. Impressed NFL brass with his work ethic rehabbing from his knee injury then running in the 4.7s at his pro day. Werner is also an option.
New England 
Bjoern WernerDE
Florida State 
There are several ways the Pats could go including trading down but wide receiver is a glaring need. Speed receivers like Markus Wheaton, Cordarrelle Patterson (can he learn the complex New England playbook?) and Justin Hunter are all options. A healthy Keenan Allen is in the mix. Pats go with the top player on their board at this point. Werner will feel at home with fellow German native Pat OT Sebastian Vollmer .Junior entry. Two-year starter. ACC’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2012. Not a natural pass rusher, but a technique savvy, tenacious, and disciplined one. Violent hand use. Productive the past two years with 23.5 sacks and 29 tackles for loss. A fast twitch and relentless player who impacts the timing of a quarterback. Explosive off the ball and has a burst to the quarterback once he sheds the blocker. Innate ability to create big plays. Gets his hands up in the throwing lane. Plays low to leverage the blocker and set the edge of the defense, however will come up and play high at times. Question flexibility. A native of Berlin, Germany. Still learning the game – only played two years in high school. A combination speed and power rusher who can play the run. A Rob Ninkovich, Kyle Vanden Bosch type.
Desmond TrufantDC
Four-year starter. Comes from a long line of defensive backs. A good athlete who was regularly matched up on the opponent’s best receiver. Good football instincts. Takes a direct line to the ball with no false steps. Good short area quickness. Quick footed and aggressive. Can play press.
San Francisco 
Zach Ertz*TE
Delanie Walker is gone. The 49ers with all their picks are looking to move up and draft a targeted player. In case they stay at 32 Zach Ertz knows the system. He's a Junior entry. One of two or three tight ends that rotated over the past three years. A polished pro prospect who is a scrappy effort blocker averaging 13 yards per catch. A sure handed catcher who runs fluid and sharp routes. Effective blocker on the move. Makes the tough over shoulder catch, tracking the ball into his hands. Plucks the ball at the high point. Athletic enough to win the one-on-one matchups. Runs hard after catch. Needs to stick and stay longer on his blocks. Good initially but could finish better. Plays faster than timed speed. Has the frame to carry another 15 pounds of good weight. The bulk may help him as an inline blocker. No holdup on the line of scrimmage.
Matt Elam*FS
Ed Reed & Bernard Pollard are gone as is Ray Lewis & Dannell Ellerbe. Safety & Inside linebacker are in the mix. Kevin Minter LSU's tackling machine is another realistic option Matt Elam is a playmaker who made big plays in big games. Instinctive with the ability to read quickly and diagnose the play. Good anticipation with quick reactions. Aggressive on the ball in the air. Brings the hammer when schemed to blitz the quarterback. Physical in his play. Ability to stay on his feet and play off blockers. Competitive wrap up tackler.
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