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srphoenix 04-07-2014 03:13 PM

With the 161st pick of the 2014 mock draft the Green Bay Packers select:

Bryan Stork, C Florida State

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STRENGTHS: Tenacious and technically-sound center whose awareness and reliability made him an underrated factor in Jameis Winston's Heisman campaign. Very good initial quickness, whether snapping the ball out of shotgun or the traditional exchange and turning to seal off defenders or releasing to block downfield. Shoots his hands into the chest plate of defenders and plays with his knees bent and butt down, maximizing his leverage.
Alert and active. Seeks out extra opponents to block and switches quickly to handle stunts and blitzes. The unquestioned leader of the Seminoles' offensive line. Leaves FSU with 40 career starts, including five at right guard and one at left guard. Also practiced at tackle prior to the 2012 season.

WEAKNESSES: Top-heavy with a "beach physique." Much thicker and stronger in his upper half than lower and struggles gaining movement at the point of attack as a result. Possesses just average body control when blocking on the move, too often failing to land and sustain effective downfield blocks.

COMPARES TO: Brian De La Puente, Saints: Competitiveness and savvy as a pass blocker could get Stork drafted, but like De La Puente (who played for four teams before latching on with the Saints), Stork could bounce around a bit as he gains strength before finding a true fit.

Florida_Bronco 04-07-2014 09:50 PM

Eagles select Walt Aikens, CB, Liberty.

Pick made at 11:50pm EST

Carmelo15 04-07-2014 10:17 PM

With the 163rd Pick the Kansas City Chiefs select De'Anthony Thomas RB/WR/PR/KR, University of Oregon

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Kansas City expects De'Anthony Thomas to come in and fill the role of another very similar player with the departure of Dexter McCluster. He will without a doubt come in and be their punt and kick returner day one. He has Trindon Holliday type potential in this area. He will fill in as a weapon on third down whether be lined up in the backfield or as a slot WR. With Knile Davis coming off an injury he will provide great depth behind Jamaal Charles. As evidence in their playoff loss you can never have enough depth at RB. I believe he would be a great fit with the Chiefs and Andy Reid would know how to utilize him well. This is great value for a late 5th round pick I am excited to have the chance to draft this guy.

STRENGTHS: Without question, Thomas is the most electric player in the 2014 draft. He boasts remarkable elusiveness, instant acceleration and the speed to pull away from defenders to make him a legitimate threat to score each time he touches the ball. Shows good vision, locating holes and slithering through them to get into the open field. Has soft, natural hands for the reception, easily snagging passes and securing them quickly. Tougher than he looks, showing a willingness to lower his shoulder and fight through initial contact to gain as much yardage as possible. Offers the versatility to play several roles, potentially freeing up a roster spot due for other players.

WEAKNESSES: There is not an NFL offense better suited to taking advantage of Thomas' skill-set than the one he's leaving at Oregon, where wide splits, a dual-threat quarterback and up-tempo play-calling all exaggerated his talents. Does not possess the size and power to play more than a complementary role as an NFL running back. Most teams prefer a larger, tougher player at kick returner, as well. While a highly productive receiver with the Ducks, caught most of his passes on simple passes to the flats and quick screens and therefore while certainly possessing the quickness and balance to ultimately gain separation as a receiver, Thomas is a raw route-runner. Thomas' production and durability dropped each of his three seasons at Oregon...


COMPARES TO: Tavon Austin, St. Louis Rams - Thomas possesses a stouter frame and obviously more experience at running back than Austin had while at West Virginia and therefore could be viewed as even more versatile than last year's No. 8 overall pick. While boasting soft, reliable hands, he's also much more of a project as a route-runner than Austin, who, recorded "just" 418 yards receiving as a rookie... Early in their respect careers, expect both to make their biggest contributions as returners

phibacka31 04-08-2014 06:20 AM

With 164th pick in the 2014 NFL Mock Draft the San Francisco 49ers proudly select Taylor Hart DE Oregon
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I am very happy to snag Hart as I believe he is a Justin Smith clone TBH. Though he may not look the part, Hart just gets it done with relentless pursuit. This is a target I did not want to miss and I may have reached a little bit for him, but I had to have him for his scheme fit.

Possesses a stout frame and long arms, well-suited to handling the tough duties along the line of scrimmage.
Much better athlete than he looks. Surprisingly quick off the snap, uncoiling to knock would-be blockers onto their heels and showing good power for the bull-rush to collapse the pocket. Good lateral agility and balance to "play the keys" down the line of scrimmage.

Excellent recognition of screens and draws, using his height and awareness to quickly diagnose the play. Strong hands and long arms help him quickly break free from blocks and get into position to make the play near the line of scrimmage. Good strength to rip away the ball while making the tackle. Versatile.

Has lined up as a defensive tackle, nose guard and even as a standup outside linebacker, on occasion. Durable. Played in 53 games over his career, starting every game over the past three seasons.

Ideal measureables for a 5-technique in a base 3-4 front. Estimated top-end speed is average. Ideal measureables for a 5-technique in a base 3-4 front. Estimated top-end speed is average. Durability does not appear to be an issue at this point. He has suffered no significant injuries that we are currently aware of and has appeared in all 40 careers games with 26 starts through three seasons. Well respected and liked by coaches and teammates. Mentally tough and can take hard coaching. Excellent work ethic and gives extra effort. Above-average student. No off the field issues.


Pick was made at 7:20am central time zone

rolandftw 04-08-2014 09:06 AM

With the 165th pick in the 2014 NFL draft, the San Diego Chargers select QB Tajh Boyd, Clemson.

IndelibleScribe 04-08-2014 09:54 AM

With the 166th pick of the 2014 Orange Mane mock draft. The Indianapolis Colts select
Kenny Ladler, FS, Vanderbilt
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Strengths Weaknesses
STRENGTHS: Tight-skinned athlete with broad shoulders and a well-built frame for the position. Instinctive defender who diagnoses the action quickly and attacks, whether it be toward the line of scrimmage vs. the run or in reading the eyes of the quarterback to break on a pass. Good straight-line speed and possesses an impressive initial burst, as well as good closing speed.

Generally a reliable open-field tackler with a history of delivering big hits, many of which result in forced fumbles (team-leading five in 2013). Steadily improved throughout his career with starting experience at both strong and free safety. Valued special teams contributor on the punt and punt return units.

WEAKNESSES: High in his backpedal and possesses just average fluidity when changing directions due to the fact that he's a bit high-cut. Can allow his aggression to get the best of him as he'll occasionally come in out of control, leaving cut-back lanes for niftier runners to exploit. Generally a reliable open-field tackler but will drop his shoulder and lunge on occasion, failing to wrap up securely.

COMPARES TO: Antoine Bethea, Colts: While not as big or athletic as some of the other safeties in their respective classes, Ladler and Bethea's diagnosis skills and penchant for the big play help them project as quality NFL starters.

thumpc 04-08-2014 10:13 AM

With the 167th pick the New Orleans Saints select

Jonathan Dowling, FS, Western Kentucky.

bpc 04-08-2014 01:18 PM

With the 168th pick in the NFL Draft, the Carolina Panther's use their 5th rd draft choice to select, DB from WYOMING, MARQUESTION HUFF

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A former cornerback who plays with quickness and impressive physicality for his size, Huff tallied 127 tackles from his new free safety position in 2013, averaging 10.6 per contest (11th in FBS).

Huff opened eyes at the Senior Bowl in January. His intriguing athleticism to blanket receivers of all sizes, led to projecting him back to the corner at the next level. But his versatility and athleticism should earn him serious consideration starting in the middle rounds and zone-based teams will view him as a rare utility player.

Marqueston Huff, Wyoming: NFL's Gil Brandt has been on Huff for sometime and scouts have apparently been raving about him so far. Huff has sub 4.4 speed and played both safety and corner at Wyoming. His athleticism and coverage skills could vault him into round three or better.

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pick made at 12:18pm PST on 4/8/14.

JCMElway 04-08-2014 07:36 PM

thumpc and New Orleans select:

Joe Don Duncan Dixie State 6'3" 268 TE

Phibacka is OTC

JCMElway 04-08-2014 07:52 PM

Phibacka and the 9ers select:

Storm Johnson, RB, UCF

Mediator is OTC

Mat'hir Uth Gan 04-08-2014 08:44 PM

WITH THE 171ST SELECTION IN THE 2014 NFL DRAFT,
THE DENVER BRONCOS SELECT:


DB BENNETT JACKSON, NOTRE DAME


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"Whatever they try me out at first is where I'm going to stay," Jackson said.
"If a team tries me at corner, they're going to wind up liking me at corner. … But I could see me really excelling at safety.
I could also see me excelling at corner."



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Not a highlight tape, just a game tape, but it plays out like a highlight tape, check out the interception near the end.

Collegiate Production:
2010: 11 Tackles (Special Teams)
2011: 18 Tackles (Special Teams)
2012: 65 Tackles, 2 Stuffs, 4 Interceptions, 4 Passes Defended.
2013: 64 Tackles, 5 Stuffs, 1 Sack, 2 Interceptions, 3 Passes Defended, 1 Forced Fumble.


Excellent Combine and Pro Day Measurables:

Size: 6'0, 190 lbs. Arms: 31 6/8"
40 Time: 4.40
Vertical: 38"
Broad: 10'8"
225 Reps: 13
3 Cone: 6.75
Short Shuttle: 4.00



What others say:

His speed, height and leadership earned him looks from several teams. Among those showing the most interest were the Cowboys, Steelers, Saints, Rams, Broncos and Packers, according to a league source.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2...son-notre-dame

"Jackson reportedly received a second-day (2nd or 3rd Round) projection from the advisory board prior to last season, but chose to return for his final season."

http://www.rotoworld.com/player/cfb/...ennett-jackson

"Jackson is consistent in both man and zone. He has a quick pedal, a good turn and a good burst coming out of the turn. He can also transition quickly. He shows a good jam while in press man and keeps good position in off man with good mirror skills. In zone he is aware, shows range and plays the ball well. He can be aggressive in run support and is an explosive tackler."

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/...l%26player=210

"Good height and hands (former WR). Tough and durable. Has special-teams experience. Team captain with leadership traits and solid football and personal character."

http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/...son?id=2543834

“Bennett’s a competitor,” said junior safety Matthias Farley. “He wants to be the best at what he does. He’s fast. He hits hard. Great ball skills.

“He has a want-to and a will that people look up to and take note of. He attacks practice because he wants (to be the best) so badly.

“He has a desire to be great. It’s infectious.”

http://www.southbendtribune.com/spor...a4bcf6878.html

Not often do opponents game-plan against a freshman on kick coverage.

Jackson put the “special” in special teams.

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Jackson on himself:

"I'm just playing to prove people wrong," Jackson said. "That's been my motto my whole life. People have always doubted me, put me under the radar, don't think I can do this or that. To be honest with you, that's my main motivation right there."


"Dissatisfied with his 4.51-second 40-yard dash time at the NFL scouting combine, Jackson set out to improve that time — and his draft stock along with it — at Notre Dame's pro day March 20. He did, posting a time of 4.40.

"The big thing was just staying healthy," Jackson said. "I tweaked my hamstring training a little bit before the combine. It started to affect me running, but I just had to get healthy, get back on track and keep training to pro day. I knew I had it in me."


"Still, Jackson is amenable to moving to safety if a team thinks he would fit best there. In meetings with teams, Jackson said several have told him he has a lot of "safety traits," including his size (6 feet, 195 pounds), hitting ability and nose for the ball.

"Whatever they try me out at first is where I'm going to stay," Jackson said. "If a team tries me at corner, they're going to wind up liking me at corner. … But I could see me really excelling at safety. I could also see me excelling at corner."

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HOW BENNETT JACKSON FITS WITH THE BRONCOS:

Perfectly.

First, he's one of the best special teams players in the draft. Always good.

Second, his upside is massive. He's been a DB for only 2-3 years, he was a WR before that. In that time, he became a 2nd-3rd round draft projection by the Advisory Board. He chose to stay in school, had a better year while gaining more experience, and he's supposed to go late in the draft? I think not. He has plus hands, plus athleticism on every level, has really good man coverage skills (see video above), and is a good overall tackler that is fearless with his body.

Third, his versatility is ideal. He can play Free Safety if Rahim Moore has a set back, and Denver desperately needs depth there. But if Rahim comes back and excels, Jackson can also play CB. He can be a 4th or 5th CB this season while furthering his development at the position. He'd make for an excellent Dime Back as well in that he has the size and man coverage skills to cover anyone. And he'll be a key cog on kick coverage while he's here as well.

Fourth, he's a born leader, film and gym rat, perfectionist, and has great character. He's a guy that holds players accountable and attempts to make them strive for more. Great guy to have in the locker room.

Fifth, he's tough as nails. He tore his labrum in his shoulder before the 2012 season and proceeded to play the entire year before having surgery. The guy leaves it all on the line for football.

Sixth, he made Seventeen's list of sexiest college athletes, with Decker gone, maybe the ladies can turn their attention to him.

This is an incredible prospect and he's greatly overlooked right now. He has incredible potential and is still raw and developing. He has all the athleticism you could want in a DB, has the versatility and special teams prowess to make the roster better instantly, and brings strong character and leadership to the locker room. He has had the shoulder surgery, so that's something to monitor, and he has struggled with taller, physical WRs at times such as Brandon Coleman. Still, a few more years learning how to play DB, and he'll have All Pro potential.







Selection made at 10:44 EST on behalf of Mediator per his priority list. Schaaf and the Seattle Seahawks are now on the clock!

phibacka31 04-08-2014 10:02 PM

A little writeup on the 170th pick for the 49ers Storm Johnson RB UCF
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I wanted to get a RB in this draft to compete for Dixon's spot that is now vacated with him moving on. I know it wasn't a huge need, but I just wanted to create competition, as Frank Gore cannot run forever and the rest of the bunch haven't proved much of anything.

Possesses above-average measureables for the position along with adequate estimated top-end speed. Appeared in all 26 games during his time at UCF and has suffered no significant injuries that we are currently aware of. Accountable. Good work and practice habits. Well-liked by the coaches at UCF. Suspended in 2011 for the season opener against Maryland at Miami for violation of team rules. Elected to transfer stating he wanted to be closer to home and that the Miami backfield was "too crowded". Comes from a sturdy two parent home raised by parents Wes and Dione Johnson.

schaaf 04-08-2014 10:19 PM

The Seattle Seahawks select...

A.C. Leonard TE, Tennessee Stare

BowlenBall 04-08-2014 10:34 PM

With the 173rd pick in the 2014 Orange Mane Mock Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers swing for the fences and select:

Logan Thomas, QB/TE, Virginia Tech

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Measurables
Height: 6' 06"
Weight: 248 lbs.
Arm: 34.25"
Hand: 10.88"
40-yard dash: 4.61
225 lb. bench: DNP
Vertical jump: 35.5"
Broad jump: 9' 10"
3-cone drill: 7.05
Short shuttle: 4.18

Career Statistics
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Analysis/Breakdown (from NFL.com)
STRENGTHS: Outstanding size, stature and strength -- towers over the line, has natural throwing lanes from the pocket and is able to make plays in the grasp. Athletic -- can climb the pocket, escape and run for the sticks. Load to bring down. Generates easy velocity with a quick, compact release and can make all the throws. Is very competitive and will sell out to make a play. Has upside. Tough and durable -- started 40 consecutive games. Team captain and vocal leader.

WEAKNESSES: Plateaued as a sophomore. Uneven performance. Inconsistent footwork and mechanics. Shoddy ball placement. Still developing touch and deep-ball accuracy. Needs to quicken his eyes and expand his field vision. Needs to learn to protect himself -- is not elusive and represents a big target to defenders. Struggled in big games, including a nightmare performance against Alabama. Too careless with the football -- 39 INTs and 23 fumbles as a starter. Career 50-percent passer on third down.

BOTTOM LINE: Unrefined, strong-armed, sturdy pocket passer who looks the part and has intriguing, raw arm talent, though he is a converted tight end whose inexperience showed throughout a yo-yo career in Blacksburg. Has definite developmental value given his starter-caliber skill set and intangible makeup. Would benefit from coaching continuity, more specifically a QB coach capable of refining his crude talent.



Rationale for the pick from BowlenBall:
As a QB: Pittsburgh's depth chart is Rapistberger (32-years old and injury-prone), Bruce Gradkowski, and Landry Jones. It's time for us to draft the QB of the future, and develop him over the next 2-3 years while Big Ben winds down his career. In any case, Logan Thomas is probably a better QB right now than Gradkowski or Jones, so he's guaranteed a roster spot for the next 4 years, which is all you can ask from a 5th-rounder, really.

As a TE: According to some sources, Thomas was the #1 ranked tight end in the nation when he came out of high school. His performance at the combine was also superior to any tight end in this year's draft class. It seems quite likely that, if it doesn't work out at quarterback for him, he's got a very good shot at being a productive move tight end / H-Back in the NFL.


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Pick made at:

8:35 a.m. Abu Dhabi
12:35 a.m. New York
11:35 p.m. Chicago
10:35 p.m. Denver
9:35 p.m. Los Angeles
8:35 p.m. Anchorage
4:35 p.m. Amundson-Scott South Pole Station

The Carolina Panthers and bpc are now on the clock....

bpc 04-09-2014 02:34 AM

With the 174th pick in the draft, the Carolina Panthers select from Oklahoma University, Center, Gabe Ikard.

Selection made at 1:34am PST.

BMORE 04-09-2014 08:27 AM

Baltimore Ravens select:

Terrance Mitchell DB Oregon

srphoenix 04-09-2014 09:56 AM

With the 176th pick, the Green Bay Packers select:

George Uko, DT/DE USC

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STRENGTHS: Naturally large frame with long arms and plenty of room for additional mass. Possesses an explosive initial burst to penetrate gaps and impressive acceleration for a man with his frame.
Complementing his burst, Uko has quick, active hands that he jabs constantly at his opponent. Consistent penetration makes him quite a nuisance, especially in the passing game, where his athleticism makes him a legitimate threat to collapse the pocket.

Versatile defender who lined up all over the defensive line for the Trojans, including at defensive tackle, defensive end and even at nose guard. Intriguing upside.

WEAKNESSES: Boasts more potential than production at this point. Lacks the bulk teams are looking for in a full-time defensive tackle, struggling to anchor in the running game. Relies upon his impressive initial surge to penetrate but does not possess ideal flexibility to change directions, allowing ballcarriers to escape too easily.

Gets caught up in the hand-fighting at the line of scrimmage and needs to show better technique in defeating blocks once opponents get into his chest. Can get a little out of control at times, losing his balance while swinging his hands wildly to rip free from blocks.

Made the surprising decision to leave school following 2013 season considering the returning talent (Leonard Williams) who likely would have freed Uko up for more single-team blocks in 2014.

COMPARES TO: Jurrell Casey, Tennessee Titans - Like Casey, another former Trojan defensive tackle, Uko possesses impressive burst to collapse the pocket from the interior. He's raw, however, and won't provide nearly as much against the run.

24champ 04-09-2014 10:22 AM

With the 177th pick in the draft, the Houston Texans select...

Andrew Jackson, ILB from Western Kentucky.

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Jackson is a big thumper, brings the wood in every game. Excellent instincts and the most physical LB in the draft. Will be a ILB in the Texans 3-4 scheme and could be a solid addition to the defense if he can work on coverage skills.

BroncoMan4ever 04-09-2014 12:15 PM

With the 2nd pick of the 6th round the Washington Redskins select RB, Tyler Gaffney, Stanford.

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Solidly-built with good body strength. Balanced runner with admirable toughness to shake and slide off tacklers. Runs hard and physical and would rather go through defenders than around them - will deliver hits with a strong stiff arm and often fall forward. Coordinated athlete with light feet.

Tough at the point of attack and not easy to bring down with arm tackles. Strong inside runner and a very smart and assignment sound runner to stay in his lane. Churns out yards as a workhorse back and runs the same late in games as he does in the 1st quarter.

Gives up his frame as a blocker. Ability as a receiver out of the backfield. Productive senior season and finished top-10 in the FBS in rushing yards (1,709) and rushing scores (21) despite not playing football in 2012. Dedicated and hard-working athlete and gets the most out of his body and ability.

ColoradoBuff 04-09-2014 01:55 PM

With the 179th pick....THE Jacksonville Jaguars select:

Ronald Powell, OLB, Florida

6'3"
237LBS.
4.65

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Overview

2013: Played in 11 games and started in eight. 2012: Tore his left ACL two different times. First ACL tear came in spring game, and then second came during rehab. 2011: Played and started in 12 games. 2010: Played in 13 games and made one start. High school: Was No. 1-rated defensive end recruit (Rivals).
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<ARTICLE> Strengths

Looks the part -- well-proportioned, athletic, muscular build. Natural bender. Terrific agility. Can stunt and loop. Closes fast. Flashes strong hands and power potential. Loose hips to zone drop. Was deployed as a stand-up linebacker and hand-in-the-dirt rush end. Has untapped potential. </ARTICLE><ARTICLE>
Weaknesses

Inconsistent get-off. Average eyes and instincts -- has to see it before he triggers. Shoddy edge setter. Plays short-armed, gets locked up and allows linemen to capture his outside shoulder. Aimless, unrefined pass rusher. Intensity and urgency leave something to be desired. Has coasted on natural talent. Had his tires pumped since high school -- entitlement was an issue as a young player and his personality could rub some people the wrong way. Injury history. </ARTICLE><ARTICLE>
Draft Projection

Rounds 3-4 </ARTICLE><ARTICLE id=yui_3_10_3_1_1397072884580_245>
Bottom Line

Powell is a physically gifted, inconsistent, college “Buck” (hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker) with crude strength and athleticism. Has developmental value as a stand-up rush linebacker, but must dedicate himself to the craft and realize he’s no longer the big man on campus.

http://www.nfl.com/draft/2014/profil...ell?id=2543579

pick made @ 1:54 pm mtn time

IndelibleScribe 04-09-2014 04:29 PM

With the 180th selection in the 2014 Orange Mane mock draft.
The Indianapolis Colts select
Nevin Lawson, CB, Utah St.
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Quote:

Projected Ranking
Overall Position Proj. Rnd.
138 20 4

Strengths Weaknesses
STRENGTHS: While shorter than ideal, Lawson sports a compact, athletic frame with very good agility, fluid hips and the speed to turn and run with receivers. Very physical defender, especially as an open-field tackler, where he quickly closes on the ball-carrier and strikes them at the hips, encircling his arms and wrenching them to the ground emphatically. Often asked to line up inside, showing the spatial awareness to handle playing the nickel and not relying on the sideline to protect himself. Highly confident defender, who varies his approach in man coverage, alternately punching the receiver to get a quality jam to impede their release or turning to run with them, demonstrating quick feet and a seamless turning motion. Good awareness in zone coverage. Keeps his eyes peeled on the quarterback when in zone and breaks on the ball quickly. Times his arrival with the ball, showing the hand-eye coordination to break up passes, as well as developing ball-skills to pull off the interception.

WEAKNESSES: Obvious size concerns and won't fit in every scheme. Times his leaps well but will lose out to bigger receivers on jump-balls. Wraps his arms securely but is forced to 'wrassle' opponents to the ground because of his size. Improved ball-skills in 2013 but does not possess ideal hands for the interception, picking off just six of 37 passes defensed over the past three seasons.

COMPARES TO: Christopher Owens, Miami Dolphins - Nicknamed "Peanut," Owens has quietly enjoyed a very solid NFL career since earning a third round selection by the Falcons in 2009. Like Owens, Lawson's coverage skills and willingness to mix it up in the running game could help him beat the odds
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rugbythug 04-09-2014 06:15 PM

Pick 181

Cody Hoffman, WR, BYU
Height: 6-4. Weight: 223.
40 Time: 4.65.

BroncoMan4ever 04-09-2014 07:11 PM

With their final pick in the 2014 NFL Draft the Washington Redskins select Deandre Coleman, DT, California

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Certainly looks the part of an NFL defensive lineman, boasting broad shoulders, a relatively trim middle and tree trunks for legs. Good power at the point of attack, including the upper-body strength to split the occasional double-team.

Extends his arms nicely to keep blockers away from his chest, demonstrating the ability to shed and get a hand on ball-carriers if they attempt to run near him. Above average initial quickness and straight-line speed for a man of his size. Durable performer who played in all 37 games over the past three seasons.

COMPARES TO: Kevin Vickerson, Denver Broncos - Whether it be as a nose guard or as a five-technique defensive end, Coleman's value in the NFL will come as a run-stuffing presence. With this specialty becoming less important as the NFL increasingly gravitates toward the pass, Coleman could still be waiting to hear his name called on third day of the draft, despite possessing undeniable tools.

SoDak Bronco 04-09-2014 07:59 PM

With the 183rd pick in the OM draft the Bears select the TD machine - James White -RB, Wisconsin


jebures is OTC 9:00 pm central

jebures 04-09-2014 08:16 PM

with the 184th pick in the draft
 
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the Vikings Select TE Blake Annen, Cincinnati

6'4 1/8..........247#.........4.42 40......34 inch vertical leap........25 reps 225

Vikings lost John Carlson and have only Rhett Ellison and Chase Ford behind him. Annen was not very productive at Cincy (neither was Luke Willson at Rice) but has tremendous athletic ability and is a very good run blocker. I take a chance on great physical tool. It is known that New England is very interested in Blake Annen and they seem to do well with drafting TE's.

BroncosfanGuy 04-09-2014 08:48 PM

Buffalo Bills 6th round pick (pick 185?):
CB Shaquille Richardson Arizona

MrPeepers 04-10-2014 08:34 AM

Tennessee Titans - Zach Kerr - DT - Delaware

BowlenBall 04-10-2014 08:37 AM

Via PM, with pick 186, Shanananahan selects Jake Murphy, TE, Utah

With pick 187, Shananananananananahan selects Daniel Sorenson, S, BYU

JCMElway is now on the clock.

BowlenBall 04-10-2014 08:38 AM

Via PM, with pick 188, JCMElway, DBroncos4Life, and the Detroit Lions select Lorenzo Taliaferra, RB, Coastal Carolina.

eddie mac and the Patriots are now on the clock.

eddie mac 04-10-2014 09:19 AM

With the 190th pick in the 2014 Orangemane Mock Draft:

The New England Patriots select:

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James Hurst OL North Carolina


Overview

Started in 49 of 50 career games played. Two-time first-team All-ACC pick (2012-13). 2013: Started all 13 games at left tackle. Matched up primarily against Jadaveon Clowney in season opener against South Carolina (Clowney: 0 sacks, 3 tackles). 2012: Started 11 games at left tackle. Missed Idaho game due to injury. 2011: Second-team All-ACC selection after starting all 13 games at left tackle. 2010: Played in all 13 games and started the final 12 at left tackle.

Analysis

Strengths
Very good size. Smart and instinctive -- understands angles. Good leg drive as a run blocker -- is tough and aggressive. Competes hard and flashes some nastiness. Plays with a chip on his shoulder. Alert to see the blitz and feel stunts and switch off blocks. Experienced, four-year starter. Works hard and the game is very important to him.

Weaknesses
Average athletic ability and agility. Tends to lunge, bend at the waist and get overextended. Is heavy-footed and struggles to adjust to quick, inside counters. Gets jarred, knocked off balance and at times collapsed and lifted off the ground by power-leverage rushers. Tends to shoot his hands wide of his target in pass protection and will give up the edge. Is late to reach the second level and connect in space. Has a fast metabolism and some trouble maintaining weight.

Draft Projection
Rounds 4-5
Bottom Line
A wide-bodied, overachieving, college left tackle more ideally suited for the right side in the pros. Is football smart, gritty and competitive enough to eventually enter a starting lineup, but would be an ideal backup swing tackle on a strong offensive line and might even benefit from kicking inside where he'd have help on each side.

Hurst will get the opportunity to play inside with the Patriots and challenge Dan Connolly for a starting spot at RG, with the addition of Weston Richburg in the late 2nd the Patriots feel they have really upgraded their major weakness from the 2013 season.

Hurst ran 4.57 in the 20 yard shuttle at his recent pro-day after suffering a broken fibula in 2013 the same as Eric Ebron.

Selection was made at 11-20am (ET) -- Chicago(SoDak Bronco) is officially "On The Clock."

SoDak Bronco 04-10-2014 11:14 AM

Da Bears select Devin Streeet, WR Pitt

BowlenBall 04-10-2014 11:22 AM

With the 192nd selection in the 2014 Orange Mane Mock Draft, the Picksburgh Stihlers go safe and unsexy with:

Wesley Johnson, OT, Vanderbilt

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Measurables
Height: 6' 05"
Weight: 297 lbs.
Arm: 33.13"
Hand: 10.25"
40-yard dash: 5.11
225 lb. bench: 26 reps
Vertical jump: 29"
Broad jump: 9' 03"
3-cone drill: 7.4
Short shuttle: 4.64


Career Statistics
2010: 12/12 games started at left tackle, SEC All-Freshman team
2011: 13/13 games started (7 at center, 4 at left tackle, 2 at left guard)
2012: 13/13 games started at left tackle, All-SEC honorable mention, team captain
2013: 13/13 games started at left tackle, All-SEC first team, team captain


Analysis/Breakdown (from NFL.com)
STRENGTHS: Quick out of his stance. Natural bender with athletic, coordinated movement. Light on his feet and can work his hips. Keeps his hands inside and can pop and recoil. Shuffles, slides and mirrors. Gets to the second level with ease and can wheel around the edge as a puller. Durable, versatile 51-game starter -- has experience playing all across the line. Highly respected, passionate, no-nonsense vocal leader and two-time team captain.

WEAKNESSES: Average length. Is not built for power. Needs to bulk up and get functionally stronger. Light anchor -- stressed by power rushers. Does not jolt defenders with his hands. Average explosion/pop on contact. Inconsistent connecting with moving targets and fitting on linebackers. Has had difficulty filling out his frame and maintaining weight.

BOTTOM LINE: Experienced, intelligent, competitive, athletic, strength-deficient zone blocker. Has everything you want intangibly and has developmental value, but has to make significant strength gains and perfect his technique to survive against longer, more powerful NFL defensive ends.


Rationale for the pick from BowlenBall:
At first glance, Wesley Johnson does not look like a prototypical Steelers offensive lineman. However, they very badly need a left tackle to protect Rapistberger's blind side, as Mike Adams was a colossal bust and was finally moved to tight end late last season, and Kelvin Beachum (6' 02", 302 lbs) ended up starting for the last several games of 2013.
Johnson is an immediate upgrade over Beachum, and while he is a bit light in the pants, he only needs to add 10-15 pounds over the next year or two to be above league-average in size and weight. Otherwise, he's a 51-game starter in the SEC who has all the other requisite measureables to have a decade-long career in the NFL.


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Pick made at:

9:23 p.m. Abu Dhabi
1:23 p.m. New York
12:23 p.m. Chicago
11:23 a.m. Denver
10:23 a.m. Los Angeles
9:23 a.m. Anchorage
5:23 a.m. Amundson-Scott South Pole Station

The Kansas City Chiefs and Carmelo15 are now on the clock....

Carmelo15 04-10-2014 11:45 AM

With the 193rd pick the Kansas City Chiefs Select Chris Davis CB, Auburn

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STRENGTHS: Possesses a compact, well-developed build with light feet, fluid change of direction and smooth acceleration. Alert zone defender with quick-twitch athleticism to break downhill on the ball. Good athleticism for coverage responsibilities, demonstrating the agility and balance to mirror receivers, as well as the straight-line speed to keep up on vertical routes.


Explosive leaper who times it well to compete in jump-ball situations against taller receivers. Flashes physicality as a tackler, showing the ability to wrap securely and arrive with a thud. Talented punt returner. Very good balance, elusiveness and vision to set up blocks with the ball in his hands as was evidenced in his "kick-six" return to beat Alabama.


WEAKNESSES: Has the fluidity to handle man coverage responsibilities but lacks the height preferred in a man-heavy scheme. Inconsistent physicality as an open-field tackler. Does his share of standing around the pile and will occasionally lunge toward the legs of ballcarriers with his shoulder, rather than forcefully wrapping, leading to some missed tackles.


COMPARES TO: Kareem Jackson, Houston Texans - Stout (if somewhat short) frame, physicality and versatile coverage ability make the underrated Davis a potential early-round pick and future starter in the NFL, just as Jackson was from rival Alabama in 2010.

BMORE 04-10-2014 03:09 PM

Baltimore Ravens select:

Isaiah Crowell RB Alabama State

Conklin 04-10-2014 03:23 PM

With the 195th pick the New York Jets select: Ed Stinson, DE Alabama

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</header> STRENGTHS: Possesses an ideal frame for the defensive line with broad shoulders, long (32 3/4") arms, a trim middle and a thick lower half, including wide hips and a big bubble. Powerful. Tough to move at the point of attack. Locks out would-be blockers with good arm extension and impressive strength. Very effective bull-rusher, capable of simply pushing opponents into the backfield. Reads run quickly and slides well laterally, slipping blocks to make plays at the line of scrimmage. Breaks down well against quick athletes and possesses the long arms and strength to rip them to the ground. Played special teams for the Tide, including as a blocker on field goals.

WEAKNESSES: Will be viewed by some as a bit of a 'tweener. Looks like a DE but plays like a DT. Looks more athletic than he is... Consistently among the last players off the snap and while he shows agility and some burst when in pursuit, does not play fast and offers little in terms of a pass rush other than his bull rush. Does not get his arms up often enough to knock down passes at the line of scrimmage. Part of a rotation and was subbed frequently against up-temp offenses. Pulled out of the Senior Bowl with a groin injury.

COMPARES TO: Tyson Alualu, Jacksonville Jaguars - Stinson doesn't possess the round frame of most NFL defensive linemen, appearing more like a pass rusher due to his long limbs and trim middle than the run-stuffing role his physicality and strength make him best suited. His ability to control in a phone booth and potentially work out well could earn him a nice buzz heading into the draft but his four seasons starting against top-notch competition shows best what he does (and doesn't) do well, just as it has for Alualu, a 6-3, 295 defensive end for the Jaguars.
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Player Overview

</header> Like many preps during Alabama's turnaround under Nick Saban, Stinson signed with the Crimson Tide as a highly regarded prospect, turning down the likes of Florida State, LSU and Miami, among others. It didn't take him long to prove the prognosticators correct, starting two games and playing in nine in 2010 after redshirting his first year on campus. Stinson would go on to start the next three years, registering 105 tackles and 16 tackles for loss over his career, including a career-high 42 stops in 2013. Though he played all over the defensive line and even at Jack linebacker for the Tide, Stinson's role in the NFL will be just as it was with at Alabama -- as a run defender capable of holding up inside or out. He recorded "just" 5.5 sacks over his career and does not possess ideal burst or acceleration to qualify as a traditional pass-rushing defensive end but his durability, position and scheme versatility and underrated athletic traits could earn him top 100 consideration despite less-than-eye-popping statistics.
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Pick made at 3:23 Mountain time.
The Arizona Cardinals and Ludo21 are now on the clock

ludo21 04-10-2014 03:33 PM

With the 196th pick the AZ Cardinals Select:

Dezman Southward, S Wisconsin

Badgers stars work out for scouts from 20 NFL teams

http://www.packers.com/assets/images...thward-300.jpg MADISON—Teammate James White calls him “freakishly athletic,” and Wisconsin safety Dezmen Southward lived up to that description on Wednesday.
At the University of Wisconsin’s pro day, in front of representatives from 20 NFL teams – including the Packers, whose small contingent included Director of Pro Personnel Eliot Wolf and Director of College Scouting Brian Gutekunst – Southward was the star of the show.
He clocked an unofficial 40-yard dash time in the 4.3s and recorded a vertical jump of 42 inches at the McClain Center, adjacent to Camp Randall Stadium on the Madison campus. Southward also looked the part during position drills as he backpedaled, changed direction, flipped his hips and chased down deep passes the way a safety is supposed to do.
It was a huge day for Southward, who did not receive medical clearance to run or do any drills at the scouting combine in Indianapolis two weeks ago. He claims an x-ray was mistakenly diagnosed as a fracture in the C-5 vertebra – “I’ve never injured my neck before in my career,” he said – and he was told just hours before his scheduled drills in Indy that he’d have to sit out.
“I cried, I balled my eyes out,” he said. “That was one of the most frustrating experiences of my life, to be held out of it. I’m a really competitive guy, man.”
After the combine, he sent his x-rays to specialists around the country, including Dr. Bob Watkins, the surgeon who operated on Peyton Manning’s neck. He was cleared by everyone, learned he indeed does not have a fractured vertebra, and he finally got to display his “freakish” athletic ability for the pro scouts.
“I think there were a lot of unanswered questions,” Southward said. “How fast is he? How explosive is he? Can he flip? Can he go up and get the ball? I think a lot of those questions I was able to answer.”
Scouts with stopwatches relayed to Southward 40 times that ranged from 4.31 to 4.38 seconds. He claims he could get another inch or two higher on his vertical. His broad jump of 10 feet, 5 inches, was another measure of his explosiveness.
Southward still needs to translate those measurables to the field more consistently, as he came to Wisconsin with just one year of high school football experience and his ball skills have been lacking at times. But some NFL team is bound to take a flyer on a 6-1, 212-pound athlete who played both cornerback and safety in the Big Ten, and see how that athleticism might develop over time.
“I heard numbers as slow as 4.55 projected for me to run, and I was excited to destroy that number,” he said. “I definitely did that. Hopefully, the eyes that were already on me opened up a little bit more, and the ones that weren’t, they saw something.”

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Green Bay is OTC

srphoenix 04-10-2014 08:50 PM

Green Bay Packers select:

Arthur Lynch, TE Georgia

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STRENGTHS: Lynch's strength and awareness as an in-line blocker rank among his most impressive attributes at this point in his career. He is quick off the snap, latches onto defenders quickly and securely and is competitive. He is particularly effective on combination blocks in which he initially helps an offensive tackle double-team a defensive lineman before switching off to chip a linebacker at the second level. Lynch shows reliable hands and has a big frame to shield defenders from the ball.

WEAKNESSES: Isn't going to run away or make many defenders miss in the open field.

eddie mac 04-11-2014 03:27 AM

With the 198th pick in the 2014 Orangemane Mock Draft:

The New England Patriots select:

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Howard Jones DE/OLB Shepherd


Overview

Set an all-time school sack record with 35. 2013: First-team All-Mountain East Conference selection after starting in all 12 games and helping lead team to undefeated regular season and 11-1 record overall; lost to West Chester in the Division II quarterfinals. 2012: Started all 11 games. 2011: Started all 11 games. 2010: Played in 13 of 14 games and made 12 starts.

Analysis

Strengths
Muscular build with long arms. Intriguing athleticism. Outstanding straight-line speed and leaping ability. Explosive edge burst. Displays good balance, body control and agility as a rusher. Dips inside suddenly. Closes fast and shows striking ability. Flashes power potential. Has special-teams experience. Durable four-year starter.

Weaknesses
Is undersized and vulnerable at the point of attack. Does not set a hard edge. Hand use and pass-rush technique need to be coached up. Tight hips exposed in space -- struggles to change direction efficiently or break down to secure 1-on-1 tackles (inconsistent in this area). Tight hips. Green eyes and instincts -- does not exhibit a feel for blocking schemes and struggles to locate the ball. Football intelligence is lacking -- will require simple assignments.

Draft Projection
Rounds 5-6

Bottom Line
Lean, explosive, highly athletic rush linebacker prospect who overwhelmed inferior tackles at the Division II level and has clear developmental value and upside potential. Best deployed with pinned ears and see-ball, get-ball instructions, Jones is raw, but has enticing speed and crude pass-rush ability for a patient, positional coach to mold.

After running a 4.61 at the Combine, he clocked an incredible 4.45 at his Pro-Day. A bit of a tweener but there's things to work with here.

Jones wll get an opportunity as a situational pass rusher/back up LEO LB in New England.

Selection was made at 5-30am (ET) -- Detroit(JCMElway/DBroncos4life) are officially "On The Clock."

BowlenBall 04-11-2014 03:34 AM

Via PM:

With the 199th pick, JCMElway, DBroncos4Life, and the Detroit Lions select Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, G, McGill (Canada).

Carmelo15 and the Kansas City Queefs are now on the clock.

Carmelo15 04-11-2014 08:43 AM

With the 200th pick the Kansas City Queefs select Seantrel Henderson OT, The []_[]


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