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BroncosfanGuy 03-22-2014 07:47 AM

2nd round, pick 9 of OM Mock Draft™ Buffalo Bills select:

Jordan Matthews, WR Vanderbilt

Fictitious Bills GM says:
Looking for some help on offense, Matthews is big and with a big catch radius EJ or one of the backups can hopefully getthe ball near him. He might remind some juuuuuuuuuuust a little bit of Ed McCaffrey. He also wears Eddie Mac's #87. He's also Jerry Rice's cousin. Can play inside or outside and after he ran a 4.46 40 at the Combine his stock could be rising. Either way, Buffalo needs help on the outside with Stevie Johnson getting older and his groin a seemingly annual issue. Matthews can move around the formation and team with Robert Woods and Stevie Johnson to open things up a bit for Buffalo.


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Quoydogs 03-22-2014 08:16 AM

With our Second round pick
The Jag's pick Derek Carr so he can go on to be the future failure the rest of our player are.


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Analysis
Strengths
Athletic with very good feet -- can roll the pocket, evade the rush or escape when pocket crumbles. Terrific arm talent -- releases from the ear and can make all the throws. Quick-armed with wrist snap. Can alter his platform and throw on the move or off his back foot. Throws come out on time and accurately. Drills short-to-intermediate throws and flashes touch. Likes to play and it shows. Sells out to make a play. Record-breaking production. Adapted to coaching/system change and receiver turnover. Improved ball security -- fumbled only once as a senior compared to 12 times the previous two seasons. Desirable intangibles for the position -- advanced maturity, leadership and intelligence. Shows poise and moxie. On-field general who commands the huddle. Passionate about the game and works at his craft. Three-time captain.
Weaknesses
Lacks ideal height and has relatively small hands. Bulk is just adequate. Could stand to improve as a deep passer. At times tries to do too much and forces some throws. Occasionally throws off balance unnecessarily and sails some throws. Operated out of the shotgun and pistol and made a lot short/lateral throws and half-field reads. Production is inflated by spread offense and porous Mountain West Conference defenses -- nine 2013 opponents (excluding an FCS opponent) ranked between 81st and 125th nationally in scoring defense and/or passing defense. Had his worst game in the Las Vegas Bowl against USC. Could face bust-factor perception resulting from his older brother’s career.
Draft Projection
Rounds 1-2
Bottom Line
Athletic, tough, instinctive, strong-armed, highly competitive quarterback who will impress in workouts, interviews and on the board. Elevated the Fresno State program and profiles like a gunslinger, though he’d be better served in the long run honing his game-management skills. Will be a starter sooner rather than later and the degree to which he’s able to make those around him better will determine his ceiling.

MrPeepers 03-22-2014 09:21 AM

Rnd 2 Pick 11

Jimmy Garopollo, QB, EIU

With a hobbled Locker and potential Charlie Whitehurst as your only options this has to be addressed even if at a premium.

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</header> A quarterback prospect who isn't as well-known in a class full of marquee names, Garoppolo continued to generate buzz in NFL circles as he broke all of Tony Romo's career school records, as well as all of the Ohio Valley Conference passing records.Garoppolo's career included a record-breaking senior season that led to the 2013 Walter Payton Award after throwing for 5,050 yards and 53 touchdowns. He recorded 11 300-plus-yard games in 2013, and five with 400-plus while throwing just nine interceptions in 568 attempts. He was also named first team FCS All-American by the Associated Press.
Garoppolo leaves the college ranks with 13,156 passing yards and 118 passing touchdowns in his career.
Garoppolo is much more than a funny looking last name. He isn't the biggest and lacks a huge arm, but he has an above average understanding of offensive football and uses his quick eyes and touch to push the ball downfield. He grades as a top 100 prospect for several NFL scouts, and could continue to rise with strong pre-draft workouts.
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Shananahan 03-22-2014 12:18 PM

The New York Giants select:

Kyle Van Noy, LB, BYU

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Year: Senior
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 243lbs
Arms: 31 5/8"
Hands: 9 5/8"
40-yard: 4.71 seconds
Bench: 21 reps
Vertical: 32 1/2"
Broad jump: 9'3"
Shuttle: 4.20 seconds
3-cone drill: 7.22 seconds

Statistics:
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Strengths
Has a muscular, well-proportioned build. Quick get-off. Knifes gaps. Good pass-rush ability -- can push the pocket or pressure the edge. Keeps working to the quarterback and has deceptive closing speed. Eyes the quarterback and tries to get his hands in the passing lane. Athletic with good movement skills in all directions -- equipped to keep pace with backs and tight ends in coverage. Is rangy and can open up his stride and run vertical. Glides on the field. Scheme versatile. Football smart.

Weaknesses
Lacks elite length and flexibility to bend and flatten. Average instincts and diagnose. Still developing eye discipline. Needs to cultivate a more sophisticated arsenal of pass-rush moves. Leaves some production on the field. Leaves his feet to tackle and slips off the ball carrier. Hit-or-miss run defender. Could stand to improve his upper-body strength and stack-and-shed ability. Average motor -- could pursue with more urgency.

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Rohirrim 03-22-2014 12:33 PM

With their second round pick in the OM Draft, the St. Louis Rams select:

Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi State
6’3”, 336, 40: 5.51, Bench: 30, V. Jump: 29, B. Jump: 108”

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BOTTOM LINE Big, thickly built, relatively polished blocker who brings a steadying presence to the interior offensive line. Dependability and effectiveness blocking for pass and run combined with sterling intangibles, including football intelligence, make him capable of starting as a rookie and holding down a position for years to come. (NFL)

Pick made at 1:32 MST. Detroit on the clock

Mat'hir Uth Gan 03-22-2014 05:45 PM

WITH THE 45TH SELECTION IN THE 2014 NFL DRAFT,
THE CINCINNATI BENGALS SELECT:


DE KAREEM MARTIN, NORTH CAROLINA


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• 2014 Reese's Senior Bowl Participant - North
• 2013 All-ACC First Team
• 2013 Preseason All-ACC
• 2013 Hendricks Award Midseason Watch List
• 2013 Hendricks Award Watch List
• 2013 Bednarik Award Watch List
• 2013 Nagurski Trophy Watch List
• 2012 All-ACC Second Team (Coaches and Media)



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COLLEGIATE PRODUCTION:
2010 (Freshman): 16 Tackles, 2 Stuffs, 1 Pass Defended
2011 (Sophomore): 40 Tackles, 7 Stuffs, 4 Sacks, 6 Passes Defended.
2012 (Junior): 40 Tackles, 16 Stuffs, 4 Sacks, 3 Passes Defended, 1 Forced Fumble.
2013 (Senior): 82 Tackles, 22 Stuffs, 12 Sacks, 3 Passes Defended, 3 Forced Fumbles.


COMBINE STATS AND INCREDIBLE ATHLETICISM:

6'6, 270 lbs, 35" Arms, 10" Hands
4.72 40 Yard Dash.
1.53 10 Yard Split.
35'5 Vertical Jump
10'9 Broad Jump
22 Reps of 225
7.2 3 Cone Drill

Martin's 10 Yard split in the 40 is the best of all defensive linemen at the Combine and probably in this entire draft. At 1.53, that is insanely quick and that burst is reinforced by his Combine D-line best 10'9 Broad Jump, which measures that initial explosion. The next best 10 yard split was 1.56, which is a huge difference, and that was by Clowney, Mack, Barr, and Ronald Powell. 22 Reps with 35" arms is also ridiculous strength, and those arms are the longest of any DE in this draft. This is a ridiculous athlete with flawless size and length for a DE in the NFL. He was also very productive in college, improving every season, significantly so his Senior Year, where he was one of the most productive D-linemen in college football, period.



WHAT OTHERS SAY

"STRENGTHS: Certainly looks the part of a first round pick, boasting broad shoulders, long arms and a trim middle reminiscent of an NBA power forward. Offers good initial quickness off the snap, as well as straight-line speed to close quickly on the ball-carrier. Martin's best attribute is his strength at the point of attack. He gets a strong initial jolt to his opponent, quickly locking out to survey the action and showing the strength to rip himself free and pursue or stay home, as needed. While not particularly fluid, Martin's length and strength aid him as a tackler, as he's able to grab hold of the ball-carrier and throw him to the ground. Possesses the frame to handle moving inside on obvious passing downs, using his burst to split gaps."

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/p.../kareem-martin


"North Carolina has an impressive tradition of athletes and that has really shown up in its defensive linemen. The next in that line is Kareem Martin, another impressive athlete who has been able to have a productive senior year for the Tar Heels. The Tar Heels have used him all over their defensive line from a traditional defensive end to playing a 4-technique head up over the tackle to a 5-technique to playing a 3-technique defensive tackle in situations. They constantly moved him around and allowed him to be a mismatch, stop the run and find ways to harass opposing quarterbacks."

http://withthefirstpick.com/2014/01/...orth-carolina/



HOW KAREEM MARTIN FITS WITH THE BENGALS:

This is the prototype at DE that Marvin Lewis always drafts. He's a spitting image of the DE we just lost in Free Agency named Michael Johnson, perhaps with more long term upside. DE was a need position as we only have LE Carlos Dunlap, rotational RE Wallace Gilberry, and 2nd round bust Margus Hunt. The goal is to start Dunlap at LE as usual, start Gilberry at RE while rotating with Martin heavily until Martin is ready to start. That might be next year. Meanwhile, we'll still continue to develop Hunt, he was always a long term project, and there's still hope he can provide meaningful snaps at LE if Dunlap gets nicked up. We also can cut ties with long term vet Robert Geathers, whose best days are far behind him. Make no mistake, while Hunt was drafted as a long term project, Martin is being brought in to compete to start this year.

Pick Made at 8:45 EST, BowlenBall and the Pittsburgh Steelers are now on the clock.

BowlenBall 03-22-2014 07:55 PM

With the 46th selection in the 2014 Orange Mane Mock Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select:

ILB Chris Borland, Wisconsin

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Measurables
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 248
Arm: 29.25"
Hand: 9.88"
40-yard dash: 4.83
225 lb. bench: 27 reps
Vertical jump: 31"
Broad jump: 9' 06"
3-cone drill: 7.79
Short shuttle: 4.27

Career Statistics
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Analysis/Breakdown (from NFL.com)
Strengths
Is built low to the ground and bends his knees. Keen eyes and instincts -- has a nose for the ball. Quick to fill downhill (see goal-line play vs. Ohio State when he stuck RB Carlos Hyde in the hole and drove him back). Motor runs hot -- pursues hard and seldom quits on plays. Flows well laterally. Aware in zone. Capable of bringing pressure as a blitzer. Good leaping ability. Intense competitor who loves to play and it shows. Defensive playmaker -- piled up 50 career TFL and 14 FFs. Started 45 career games. Special intangibles.

Weaknesses
Is short with Tyrannosaurus rex arms -- too easily neutralized (struggles to disengage). Eclipsed by larger offensive linemen. Can do a better job protecting his legs. Average explosion, tackle strength and pop on contact. Lets runners escape his grasp. Exposed in space. Has man-coverage limitations, especially against tight ends (lacks length to match up). Durability could be an issue.

Bottom Line
Short, active, athletic, instinctive tackling machine who will have to overcome physical limitations to establish himself as a dependable, long-term starter, though he has immediate special-teams ability and the makeup to push for a more prominent role.


Rationale for the pick from BowlenBall:

He's a war daddy.

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Pick made at:
7:00 a.m. Abu Dhabi
11:00 p.m. New York
10:00 p.m. Chicago
9:00 p.m. Denver
8:00 p.m. Los Angeles
7:00 p.m. Anchorage

The Dallas Cowboys and Nickstixx are now on the clock.

Nickstixx 03-22-2014 08:18 PM

With the 47th selection in the OM draft, the Dallas Cowboys select DE, Scott Crichton, Oregon State.

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STRENGTHS Put together -- has a well-proportioned, muscular build with long arms and big hands. Good burst off the snap. Flashes power. Can shoot his hands, extend and get under a tackle’s pads. Generally plays on his feet. Nice closing speed when he has a bead. Strong tackler. Tries for the strip (10 career FFs). Productive three-year starter.

WEAKNESSES Needs to play with lower pad level -- tends to rush upright and defend too tall against the run. Dominated by double teams. Needs to cultivate pass-rush moves and counters -- does not have a plan. Shows overall body stiffness -- struggles to dip and bend the corner with leverage or flexibility. Gets sucked inside and loses contain. Loafs on the back side. Has tweener traits -- lacks ideal athleticism for the right side and bulk for the left side. Inexperienced playing in reverse.

The Cowboys are excited to add Crichton, he plays with a great motor and has the ability to get pressure on the QB. He also has an instinct to make take a swipe at the ball in hopes of jarring it loose and forcing a fumble. With the loss of Ware, this is a needed position for this defense and he should pair well alongside Jernigan or Melton. Very happy with this selection.

Baltimore and BMore are on the clock.

BMORE 03-23-2014 07:51 AM

Baltimore Ravens select:

Brandon Thomas OL Clemson

24champ 03-23-2014 04:06 PM

Texans select K. Watkins CB from Florida.

Travel day for me, post write up later.

OBF1 03-23-2014 05:38 PM

Well, Someone has to be the GM to do it. After picking up both Branden Albert and OG Shelley Smith in free agency along with CB Cortland Finnegan then drafting OL Zack Martin in the first round this leaves Miami in a position not only to pick up the best player at his position in the draft but also a player of need. After trying a combination of Miller/Marshall and Gillislee at RB with not much success, The Dolphins are going back to the well to fill a much needed 3 down running back in Carlos Hyde from Ohio State.

Miami signal caller Ryan Tannehill needs weapons and a true 3 down power running back is what they need.

pick was made at 8:38 pm EST.

SoDak Bronco 03-23-2014 07:27 PM

With the 51st pick in the OMane draft the Chicago Bears select:
Deone Bucannon SS, Wash St.
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ludo21 03-23-2014 10:40 PM

With the 52nd pick the Cardinals take a"gamble":

CYRUS KOUANDJIO, OT Alabama


"He has a little bit of cartilage wear in his knee, but that's such a common finding in an NFL draft-able player, it's really a non-story, but with him having not an optimal workout I guess that's why this misinformation is out there. He tore it in the fall of his freshman year -- the fall of 2011 -- and by the spring of 2012 he was cleared for spring practice and pretty well completely functional and we really haven't had a problem or a diagnostic issue since 2012. It's been almost two years.

"He's had no swelling, no pain, and if you talk to Cyrus he'll tell you he feels better than he has in two or three years. He's never had to have his knee drained. He's never had to have treatment. He's really been asymptomatic."

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/writer/...ouandjios-knee

Not a risk or gamble at all actually! ;D

Cardinals are happy to add a dominant OL who is getting overlooked for some small knee issues that every other OL has in this draft. The Cardinals threw up a Smokescreen at the Combine and failed him at their physical to psych out the world in hopes of landing their stud!

- sources (I cant tell you who)

srphoenix 03-24-2014 06:31 AM

With the 53rd pick the Green Bay Packers select:

Allen Robinson, WR Penn State

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STRENGTHS: Fluid and flexible athlete for his larger frame with room to get stronger. Deceiving acceleration with sharp cuts to be a dangerous catch-and-go pass catcher. Physical ballcarrier with balance and body strength to shake off defenders and pick up chunks of yards after contact.

Does a nice job working back to the ball and finding soft spots in zones. Works well in traffic and tight areas to fight for the ball and win jump-ball situations. Uses his hands to fight through the jam and create room to work. Tough and won't shy from contact. Large catching radius with a good vertical to attack the ball. Willing blocker in run support.

Extremely productive the past two seasons, setting several single-season school and Big Ten records and finishing with a conference-best 97 catches and 1,432 yards in 2013.

WEAKNESSES: Average vertical speed. Upright route-runner and needs to tighten his footwork in/out of his breaks - will tip off defenders to his intended path and needs to better sell and deceive his patterns. Plays rushed at times and needs to stay under control through the snap, catch and whistle.

Focus will run hot/cold at times and needs to be more reliable finishing with his hands - bad habit of making unnecessary body catches. Room to improve his field and spatial awareness along the sideline. Maturity needs to be investigated after a first half suspension in the 2013 season opener for "disciplinary issues."

COMPARES TO: Anquan Boldin, San Francisco 49ers - Robinson doesn't have elite speed, but like Boldin he is a good-sized athlete with deceiving acceleration and strength at the catch point to be both a possession target and big play-threat.

bpc 03-24-2014 01:53 PM

Philadelphia & Carolina have agreed to a trade for the 54th selection in the draft.

With the pick, the Carolina Panthers have selected from the University of Virginia, LT, Morgan Moses:

STRENGTHS WEAKNESSES

POSITIVES: Ideal length and proportion throughout for an NFL offensive tackle. Does a good job of exhibiting patience off the snap as he routinely establishes width and good bend in his base to either absorb or mirror his opponent in pass protection. Makes good use of his long arms by extending and punching to keep defenders off his frame. Displays a fluid, consistent kick-slide when asked to track and dictate a speed rusher around the edge.

Exhibits a strong first step and impressive burst for his size, when asked to fire through to the second level as a run blocker. Powerful hands to latch and steer against opponents of all sizes. Does a good job sustaining effort and contact to the whistle, and makes a concerted attempt to drive his opponent off the block rather than simply occupying him. Impressive lower-half flexibility and anchoring strength when absorbing a bull-rush.

NEGATIVES: Lacks the ability to stop and start with suddenness or redirect in a short area. Struggles to get low and snap into smaller opponents at the second level, and will over-pursue as a run-blocker. Isn't always decisive in space and lacks commitment at times as a lead blocker on outside runs.

Collapses at the elbow or will simply drop his head and ram his target when on the run, leaving him susceptible to whiffing or losing his balance and toppling forward. Has struggled with weight fluctuations throughout his career.

COMPARES TO: Ryan Clady, OT, Denver Broncos - Like Clady, Morgan enters the draft with plus movement skills for his size, but comes with many of the same questions that Clady did in terms of his ability to gnerate power enough to move defenders consistently as a run-blocker. If he can improve in this area, Moses has the upside to be a top-notch blind-side protector at the next level, as Clady has become.

--Derek Stephens and Dane Brugler (2/2/14)

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Mat'hir Uth Gan 03-24-2014 02:18 PM

WITH THE 55TH SELECTION IN THE 2014 NFL DRAFT,
THE CINCINNATI BENGALS SELECT:



CB PHILLIP GAINES, RICE

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"Gaines has good length, and has some strong believers. His defensive coordinator at Rice told me
if he played at Alabama, we'd be talking about him as a first-round pick." -- Charles Davis
We probably are anyway -- MUG



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EN FUEGO!
Two-Time, All-CUSA selection who set a school career record by breaking up 38 passes in his career. Gaines allowed a ridiculous 13 completions on 40 targets in 2013


COLLEGIATE STATS:

2009 (Freshman) - 31 Tackles, 1 Stuff, 3 Passes Defended
2010 (Sopomore) - 64 Tackles, 2 Stuffs, 1 Sack, 6 Passes Defended, 1 Forced Fumble, 1 Blocked Kick.
2011 - Injured, Broken Foot
2012 - (Junior) - 33 Tackles, 2 Stuffs, 18 Passes Defended.
2013 - (Senior) - 36 Tackles, 4 Stuffs, 4 Interceptions, 9 Passes Defended.

COMBINE STATS:

Size: 6'0, 195 lbs, 31 7/8 arms, 9 5/8 mitts
40 Yard Dash: 4.38
Vertical Jump: 36.5
Broad Jump: 10'2
Bench: 11 reps of 225
3-Cone Drill: 6.62
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.04

Gaines has superior athleticism and it shows on tape. He excels in both man and off coverage, but he's almost flawless in man. He's has prototype CB size and his actual coverage skills may be the best in this entire draft. As in better than ANYONE in this entire draft. His issues remain a lack of strength and toughness in the run game, he has a lot of Deion Sanders' "Business Decisions" to him. He also broke his foot three years ago, though he was cleared at the Combine, so that seems fine.


WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT HIM:

"What Rice (10-3) is doing is nearly unprecedented. Entering Tuesday’s AutoZone Liberty Bowl against Mississippi State (6-6), the Owls are playing in consecutive postseason games for the first time in 52 years. Since the loss to Memphis, Rice has gone 16-4, including a victory over Marshall Dec. 7 in the Conference USA title game.

It has been a remarkable turnaround for a team that went 4-8 in 2010 and ’11 and appeared headed toward another such finish in 2012. But after Gaines’ speech, the Owls went 6-1 and earned a bowl trip.

“Phillip Gaines drew a line in the sand after the Memphis loss,” Bailiff said. “Things have been different since then, since they’ve started holding each other accountable instead of pointing fingers.

“I had talked to the team. As a head coach you take responsibility for games and Phillip said, ‘Ain’t no way. We have to do better; we have to make plays.’ He let the football team know what his expectations were going to be. It was amazing how many people jumped on with Phillip that day. That’s really the day the culture completely changed.”

Gaines certainly upheld his end. He earned first-team all-conference honors after the 2012 season, one that ended with a victory over Air Force in the Armed Forces Bowl. He was named the league’s preseason Defensive Player of the Year and ended this season on the all-conference first team again.

A 6-1 lockdown cornerback, he had 40 passes thrown his way this season with only 13 completions."

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news...d-sparks-rice/



"At 6-foot 1/4 and 193 pounds, Gaines added a 10-foot-2 broad jump, 36 1/2-inch vertical, and 11 bench reps. NFL Network's Mike Mayock stated after the performance that, "I'm not sure you're gonna get any better value than Phillip Gaines from Rice." Targeted only 40 times in Conference USA as a senior, Gaines allowed 13 conversions. That's a stingy completion rate of 32.5 percent"

http://www.rotoworld.com/stats/nfl/9441/phillip-gaines


"Gaines shows a ton of ability in man coverage. He has been able to play in position to press and right up on his man. Gaines can do more to get a jam consistently and knock the opponent off of their line early in the play, but his agility and mirroring skills are fantastic. He tends to stick to opponents and really makes it difficult for them to get open and make plays.

Gaines is comfortable playing with his back to the ball, does not panic when he gives up space and has the ability to recover and make up ground when needed. The fact that he is not overly physical means that his transition to the NFL may be easier than for some collegiate players because he does need to be physical down the field and is athletic enough where he can be off, find the football and make a play. Gaines also can use the sideline to his benefit.

Gaines is also able to contribute in off man coverage with confidence as well. Not only that, but he has no problem playing with facing or with his back to the boundary, giving him options on how he wants to cover opponents. He is able to play over the top and avoid giving up the big play, but he might be more comfortable and effective playing underneath because of his speed and acceleration.

On multiple occasions, he has had the appearance of being beaten deep only to run down the opponent and deflect the pass. He has a ton of range and when he knows the ball is in the air, he has shown he can come off of his man and make a play on a different receiver."

http://withthefirstpick.com/2014/03/...aines-cb-rice/


"Rice's Phillip Gaines ranks as Charles Davis' top CB sleeper.

"Gaines was a star of the combine, putting up numbers comparable to those of Oklahoma State Justin Gilbert, who is considered the top corner in the draft," wrote Davis. "Gaines has good length, and has some strong believers. His defensive coordinator at Rice told me if he played at Alabama, we'd be talking about him as a first-round pick." Gaines (6-foot 1/4 and 193 pounds) tied TCU's Jason Verrett for the second fastest CB time (4.38) behind Gilbert. He also posted a 10-foot-2 broad jump, a 36 1/2-inch vertical, and 11 bench reps. A back-to-back first-team, All C-USA performer."

http://www.rotoworld.com/recent/cfb/...phillip-gaines


HOW GAINES FITS WITH THE BENGALS:

Leon Hall is coming off his second Achilles surgery in the last couple years. There's no telling how he'll perform going forward, and his cap hit is pretty massive. Terrance Newman is entering the last year of his contract and will be 36 this year. Pac Man Jones has played very well, but is always a character risk and is also in his 30s. Reserve CB Brandon Ghee is gone. Nickel CB/S Chris Crocker is gone. And Dre Kirkpatrick, in the few times he's been healthy, has generally struggled and looks like a possible bust. It's possible Cornerback is by far the Bengals biggest need, definitely for the 2015 season and beyond, and possibly as early as this year. That's where Gaines comes in. He's an elite prospect that could play in the nickel as a rookie while really digging into an NFL weight program and becoming a true force in the future. He won't have to perform as a starter this season, and can just focus on tightening up the nuances of his game.


Pick was made at 5:17 EST, Phibacka and the SF 49ers are now on the clock!

phibacka31 03-24-2014 03:37 PM

With the 56th pick in the 2014 NFL Mock Draft the San Francisco 49ers proudly select Jerry Attaochu, OLB/DE Georgia Tech
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Though the 49ers already have a great defense I just like him A LOT as a pass rushing specialist to go opposite Aldon Smith and he's also assurance incase Aldon goes off the deep end.

In 2013, Attaochu collected 45 tackles with 16 tackles for a loss, two passes batted and 12.5 sacks. He beat North Carolina left tackle James Hurst for one of those sacks. Attaochu had big games against Clemson and Georgia. He is a good speed rusher, but he'll most likely have to move to outside linebacker in the NFL. Attaochu played well at the Senior Bowl, but didn't work out at the Combine.

Attaochu is fast and is very athletic. He has some natural pass-rush ability as he enters his senior year with 19 career sacks. Attaochu is moving from outside linebacker to defensive end for 2013. He should gain weight for the NFL and looks like he would fit well as a 3-4 outside linebacker.

Attaochu totaled 69 tackles, 10 sacks, 12 tackles for a loss, one pass broken up and one forced fumble last year. He had solid sophomore season with 59 tackles, 11.5 tackles for a loss, six sacks, one interception, two passes broken up and two forced fumbles.

Personal: Majoring in science, technology and culture. Son of Paul and Comfort, originally from Nigeria.

Pick was made at 5:36pm Central Time Zone (while grilling burgers :~ohyah!: )

San Diego and Rolandftw is now on the clock

rolandftw 03-24-2014 10:01 PM

With the 57th pick in the NFL draft, the San Diego Chargers select Paul Richardson, WR, Colorado.

BowlenBall 03-24-2014 10:24 PM

With the 58th pick in the 2014 OM Mock Draft, thump and the New Orleans Saints select S Bashaud Breeland, Clemson.

With the 59th pick in the 2014 OM Mock Draft, lestat and the Indianapolis Colts select DE/OLB Trent Murphy, Stanford.

Both thump and lestat may post their write-ups in this thread when they wake up in the morning.....

Florida_Bronco and the Philadelphia Eagles are now OTC.

IndelibleScribe 03-25-2014 03:03 AM

With the 59th selection of the 2014 Orange Mane mock draft.
The Indianappolis Colts select
Trent Murphy DE/OLB, Stanford

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STRENGTHS: Possesses a surprisingly lean, country-strong frame with broad shoulders, a trim middle and long limbs with plenty of room for additional muscle mass. Lined up the majority of the time out of the two-point stance, showing fair speed off the corner in this role. Has a high, choppy back-pedal but gains ground quickly due to his long legs and has surprisingly fluid hips to turn and run with potential receivers. Shows better burst off the ball out of the three-point stance, timing the snap well and showing natural explosiveness in his legs to spring forward. Uses his hands well, including a very effective club and shoulder dip to efficiently cross the face of pass-blockers. Possesses at least fair closing speed, as well as vision and anticipation to stalk the ball-carrier, often meeting them as they attempt to flee rather than missing them deeper in the backfield. Instinctive defender. Locates the ball and is a high-motor player. Functional flexibility. Recognizes cut-blocks and sprawls well, using his hands to knock down defenders and keeping his eyes up to react to the quick-throw. Plays with a degree of toughness and physicality that every coach will appreciate... A former steer-wrestler and plays with this mentality.

WEAKNESSES: Will be viewed by many as a classic 'tweener. Does not possess the muscled-up frame teams are expecting as a defensive lineman nor the straight-line speed expected of a linebacker. Has been surrounded by other instinctive and physical players throughout his career at Stanford and Murphy's lack of ideal "juice" was evident against the better athletes at the Senior Bowl.

COMPARES TO: Jared Allen, Minnesota Vikings -- Through hard work, Allen (selected No. 126 overall by Kansas City) has made himself into a perennial Pro Bowler but I scouted him in person at the East-West Shrine Game in 2004 and it was far from a consensus that the Idaho State product would develop into this caliber of player, especially after he lifted 225 pounds just 13 times at the Combine. At a rangy 6-5, 252 pounds, Murphy doesn't necessarily project well to a classic 4-3 alignment or even the 3-4 scheme in which he starred for the Cardinal but like Allen (6-5, 260), he's one of the tougher, more ornery players I've come across. I think he'll ultimately out-play his draft selection, though not necessarily to the staggering degree as Allen.

Florida_Bronco 03-25-2014 10:12 AM

With the 28th pick in the 2nd round the Eagles select CARL BRADFORD, DE/OLB FROM ARIZONA STATE.

Pick made at 1:12pm EST.

Rohirrim 03-25-2014 12:02 PM

With all the picks they have, the Rams decide to trade up and roll the dice on…

Antonio “Tiny” Richardson, OT, Tennessee
6’6”, 336, 40: 5.0, Bench: 36, Vertical: 24.5

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There is no doubt that Richardson has the skill set to be a starting left tackle in the NFL, plus he could play right tackle. When healthy, Richardson is very quick and athletic for such a big blocker. He gets depth in his drops and is able to negate speed rushes. Richardson also uses his size to stonewall bull rushes. He has great length with 35-inch arms. Richardson displayed surprising power given such long arms with the 36 reps he generated on the bench press at the Combine.

As a run-blocker, Richardson has the strength to move defenders at the point of attack. Tennessee had success running behind him. He does a nice job of pushing to the inside on off-tackle runs and also does well kicking out to the side. Richardson was better at getting to runs at the second level as sophomore than in 2013.

Richardson needs to work on grabbing less. That looks like it was a byproduct of coming off the micro-fracture surgery. He also can get sloppy with his feet and lunge too often. Richardson's overall technique could use refinement, but he has good tools for the NFL.

Sources have told WalterFootball.com that Richardson is getting dinged by some teams for the surgery and how that impacted his play last year. As a result, he could go as high as late in the first round or fall as low as the third round. If Richardson can return to his sophomore form, he could be a steal. The NFL is a passing-driven league, so left tackles who can block on the island are in high demand.
(Walter)

The way the Rams see it, this stuff about the knee is a draft smokescreen to make him drop. The raw materials are there. He's tailor made for the mixed blocking schemes Schottenheimer uses. All this kid needs is good coaching. They’ll turn him over to one of the best in the business in Paul Boudreau. The rest will be history. ;)

Pick made at 1:00PM MST. Eddie Mac and the Pats on the clock.

eddie mac 03-25-2014 12:50 PM

With the 62nd pick in the 2014 Orangemane Mock Draft:

The New England Patriots select:

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Weston Richburg - OC - Colorado State

This isn't a homer pick cos I am without doubt a Buffs fan. This is a talent/obvious need pick. The guy is far and away the best center in this draft IMO and will be off the board before the Patriots pick at 62 in May. He will be heavily targetted by the Packers and Giants at both 2nd rd picks to fill glaring needs with the respective departures of EDS and David Bass, because Tretter nor Walton are anywhere near NFL calibre starters. Also think the Bengals and Saints will give him strong consideration in round 2.

One of the Patriots major weaknesses in 2013 was the inferior play from their internal line, Dan Connolly and Ryan Wendell were very average to say the least and Richburg will immediately come in and upgrade the OC position.

Opposing defenses put Brady on the ground 41 times last year and this is the first step in making his front 5 a better unit all around.

Selection was made at 3-50pm (ET) -- The Denver Broncos and Med are officially "On The Clock."

Mediator12 03-25-2014 06:16 PM

With the 63rd selection in the 2014 NFL Draft the DENVER BRONCOS select:

WR Davante Adams Fresno St.

schaaf 03-25-2014 07:23 PM

With the 64th pick in the Orangemane Movk Draft, the Seattle Seahawks select Cyril Richardson G/OT Baylor.

24champ 03-25-2014 11:37 PM

With the 65th overall pick, the Texans are happy to select Jack Mewhort OT from Ohio State University.

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A projected 2nd rounder, Mewhort brings size, leadership, versatility to the offensive line and the Texans will place him at RT.

Interesting tidbit, at Ohio State, Urban Meyer called Mewhort one of his all-time favorite players and the heart and soul of the team.

Quote:

Before the season, Urban Meyer showed Jack Mewhort the wall of his office. Side-by-side were framed jerseys of Tim Tebow and John Simon. Meyer glanced at Mewhort and said he was saving a space for a No. 74.


Pick made at 11:37 pm Pacific time.

BroncoMan4ever 03-26-2014 10:34 AM

The Washington Redskins With Their First Pick In The 2014 Draft Select Shayne Skov

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Ideal size and temperament for the inside linebacker position. Possesses broad shoulders, a trim middle and thick lower-body. Terrific instincts and physicality. A tone-setter in the middle, who frequently made big plays at key moments for the Cardinal. Demonstrated more explosiveness in 2013, in his second season removed from a torn ACL. Explodes through holes in the offensive line to make emphatic tackles in the backfield. One of Skov's greatest attributes has always been aggression in taking on and shedding blockers in the hole. Displayed greater patience in 2013 when breaking down with ball-carriers in the open field because he has regained his explosive closing ability. This has led to less lunging by Skov and more secure textbook tackling. Voted a team captain.

BMORE 03-26-2014 04:49 PM

Baltimore Ravens select:

Donte Moncrief WR Ole Miss

Arkie 03-26-2014 05:22 PM

The Atlanta Falcons select:

Troy Niklas, TE, Notre Dame
6-6 / 270

BOTTOM LINE A converted DE/OLB who emerged from the shadow of Bengals 2013 first-rounder Tyler Eifert, Niklas is the latest in a line of NFL tight ends produced by Notre Dame. He boasts an intriguing combination of size, athleticism, receiving ability and blocking ability to develop into a bona fide, balanced, No. 1 tight end. Has played tight end for just two years and arrow is pointing up.

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Traveler 03-26-2014 06:38 PM

With the 69th pick in the 2nd round the Buccaneers select MARCUS ROBERSON, CB, 6'-0", 191 lbs., FLORIDA.

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STRENGTHS: Good size and length for the position and uses his long arms to disrupt receivers. Fluid movement skills with quick feet and body control to blanket in coverage - smooth hips and balanced transition in bump-and-run.

Good route anticipation and stays patient and controlled, but also the recovery quickness to take chances. Instinctive and alert to make positive plays on the ball. Barely gets lost with a good feel in coverage, understanding when to look for the ball.

Very physical and fearless in coverage and aggressive in pursuit. Works hard to gain ideal body position and knows how to use the sideline. Excellent competitor and won't back down from bigger targets. Experience on special teams as a punt returner. Has worked hard to get stronger in the weight room.

WEAKNESSES: Needs to improve his discipline in coverage - too much physical contact downfield. Will get lackadaisical at times with his technique and play too tall or get grabby. Has the read/react quickness to click-and-close in a hurry but needs to do it more consistently on underneath throws - will allow his hips to be turned too easily in bail technique.

Needs to consistently wrap to finish hits and break down better in space - lack of strength shows vs. the run.

Durability concerns after battling knee and ankle injuries over his career - missed five games in 2013. Character needs investigated after an alcohol arrest in Sept. 2011 and a one-game suspension in 2013 (vs. South Carolina) for a violation of team rules.

COMPARES TO: Alterraun Verner, CB, Tennessee Titans - Like Verner, Roberson isn't the biggest or fastest, but they both use their length well and use foot quickness and instincts to be effective.

--Dane Brugler (1/5/13)

Player Overview
Roberson was a four-star recruit out of national powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He chose Florida over Auburn, Texas Tech and Southern Cal, and started the first 10 games of his Gators career at cornerback in 2011 before suffering a season-ending injury.

Roberson returned in 2012 to start four of 13 games, finishing second in the SEC with 14 passes defensed and his 12 pass breakups were the most by a Gator since Joe Haden's 12 in 2008.

He played in seven games in 2013, finishing with 11 tackles, three pass break ups and no interceptions, and on Jan. 3 declared he would forego his final year of eligibility to enter the 2014 NFL Draft.

"I'm very thankful of everyone at Florida that helped me to get to this point in my career, from Tony Meacham, my academic adviser, to Jeff Dillman to Coach (Will) Muschamp and the entire coaching staff," Roberson said in a statement. "It's been a great experience here, and now that it is over I can truly appreciate everything that is in place here for players to be successful and have an opportunity to play at the next level."

Roberson didn't generate the same hype as cornerback teammate Loucheiz Purifoy, but has displayed good agility and instincts for the position. While he dedicated himself to getting stronger last offseason, Roberson needs to show an improved effort in defending the run to become an all-around cornerback at the NFL level.

Even with his terrible showing at the combine getting 2nd round value in the 3rd round works for me. He also fills a void at CB for the Bucs.

Pick made at 9:40pm EST.

ColoradoBuff 03-27-2014 07:12 AM

With the 70th pick in the 2014 OM NFL Draft.......THE Jacksonville Jaguars select......Travis Swanson, C, Arkansas

6'5"
312LBS
5.28 40

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Rated as the No. 2 center prospect by SB Nation and projected as high as the first round by some draft pundits, the All-SEC performer has a chance to be the top player taken at his position. Sticking to his flexible nature, however, he says he'll be happy to be drafted anytime, anywhere.

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Overview

Started all 50 games he played in while at Arkansas, and was a two-time second-team All-SEC selection (2012-13). He was voted as team captain for two consecutive seasons, becoming just the 11 Razorback in school history to serve as captain for back-to-back years.


Analysis

Strengths Functional base in pass protection. Can work his hips and seal and execute combo blocks. Aware and alert -- good in-line reactions. Durable and battle-tested -- started all 50 games of his career and has experience locking horns with NFL-caliber defensive tackles. Highly respected two-time captain. Intelligent vocal leader with outstanding football character.

Weaknesses Needs to bulk up his frame and get stronger. Limited push, power and explosion -- too often content to stalemate. Does not play with a load in his hands. Tends to bend at the waist, lean and fall off blocks. Spends too much time on the ground. Struggles to sustain on the second level. Center only.

NFL Comparison Kyle Cook

Bottom Line Experienced, dependable pivot who lacks starter-caliber power and athleticism. Lack of versatility hurts his chances, and he will have to survive on smarts, leadership and competitiveness.


pick made @ 8:11 am mtn time

BroncoMan4ever 03-27-2014 11:05 AM

The Washington Redskins with their second pick in the 3rd round select Florida State FS, Terrence Brooks

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While a touch shorter than scouts would prefer, Brooks looks the part of an NFL free safety, boasting broad shoulders, a well-built frame and trim waist. He possesses good balance, agility and straight-line speed, including an impressive burst to close.
A former cornerback who is asked to drop down and cover slot receivers, on occasion, demonstrating good balance, fluidity and change of direction for coverage. Brooks is more physical than you might expect given his cornerback background, often dropping down into a linebacker-like role for the Seminoles.
Long arms and good balance to play off blocks and make plays near the line of scrimmage amid traffic. A big-hitter who seems to enjoy the physicality of the game. Flashes strong hands for the interception, as well as the ability to track over his shoulder (North Carolina State). Good special teams player.

COMPARES TO: Louis Delmas, Detroit Lions: Neither boasts the imposing size scouts would prefer but the instincts, athleticism and closing speed are there to overcome it.

jebures 03-27-2014 11:37 AM

With their 3rd round pick (#72 overall) the Vikings Select...
 
Bishop Sankey 5'9 1/2 207 4.49 40, 35.5" vert, 26 reps of 225. Doesn't need to be a bellcow RB (We do have Adrian Peterson) but will be change of pace and third down back for Vikes. Great Hands and excellent with the ball in space, also a decent pass blocker. Vikings have slim picking behind AP at this time and I thought it was the perfect time to get Mike Mayock's #1 Rated RB in the draft.


Strengths Weaknesses
STRENGTHS: Natural football player who is better than the sum of his parts. Possesses excellent vision. Quickly identifies the hole and shows good burst to and through the line of scrimmage. Good lateral agility, including an impressive jump-cut to elude defenders in tight spaces.

Much more effective interior runner than he looks due to impressive core strength and forward lean. Possesses subtle quickness as would-be tacklers arrive to slip and slide through contact and is too strong for arm tackles. Rarely takes flush hits. Lowers his shoulder when preparing to do so, covering the ball with both hands.


Pass blocks the same way in which he runs, showing subtle power and quickness to quietly get the job despite less than ideal size. Quick to step up in pass protection, showing good technique to deflect, slide and anchor, as necessary, rather than slamming into bigger pass rushers. Soft, natural hands out of the backfield.


Durable. Never missed a game and emerged as workhorse. Recognized by the UW coaching staff as a hard worker and team leader. Voted team captain as a junior.


WEAKNESSES: Slim shoulders and possesses a relatively slight frame for the position, overall. Good but not great balance, occasionally swinging his arms to maintain control and in doing so will leave the ball exposed. Saw an awful lot of touches (653) over his final two seasons, leading to some concerns about how tread is left on his tires.


COMPARES TO: Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals - Like Bernard, Sankey does not possess the ideal frame for a bell-cow running back, but his vision, agility, burst and underrated power make him every effective as an "air" back. Capable of handling third down duties, as well, Sankey ranks as one of 2014's best all-purpose backs and, like Bernard (the first back selected in the 2013 draft), he could earn the highest grade among all runners of his class for some teams.


--Rob Rang (1/1/14)

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Conklin 03-27-2014 12:26 PM

With the 73rd pick in the Draft:
New York Jets are ecstatic to select Ed Reynolds - FS Stanford Cardinal.

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After a strong pro day where he improved his 40 time to the low 4.4's and vertical to 38 inches, I see his draft stock improving back into the second round. Although he didn't have his best year in 2013, he was one of the best FS's in college football his SOPHMORE year.

Interesting notes about Reynolds:

His father had a 10 year NFL career as a linebacker and played his final year in NY for the Giants. The younger Ed was a ball boy for the Giants for three years while in high school. He has a close relationship with Tom Coughlin's children and former players such as Jeremy Shockey, Antonio Pierce, and Sam Madison.

His knowledge of NY and familiarity with the rigors of NFL and training camp will hopefully allow him to hit the ground running!

I'm not sure I had to trade up to get him, but I really like the kid and was worried a few other teams might be eying him as well so I figured I'd make sure I got my guy.

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phibacka31 03-27-2014 02:07 PM

With the 74th pick in the 2014 NFL Mock Draft the San Francisco 49ers PROUDLY select: Stanley Jean-Baptiste CB Nebraska

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I am extremely happy Stanley is still on the board as he was my target before I traded down in the 2nd. A long rangy CB with room to develop. Amazing Vertical along with good ball skills.

Converted from wide receiver to cornerback. 2013: Second-team All-Big Ten pick. Tied for most interceptions on team with four and led team with 12 pass breakups. 2012: Played in 14 games and started five. Led team with nine pass breakups and had a 48-yard interception return for a touchdown against Minnesota. 2011: Played in nine games and started one. 2010: Redshirted. Misc.: Following high school, Jean-Baptiste spent one at North Carolina Tech Prep with 36 receptions for 580 yards.
ANALYSIS
STRENGTHS Outstanding size and length to mix it up with bigger receivers. Good balance and body control. Jumps routes. Has good hands to intercept and can highpoint throws. Flashes functional strength to reroute receivers, discard blocks and tackle ball carriers. Very productive on the ball in limited time as a starter -- 21 pass PBUs and 6 INTs in 17 starts at Nebraska. Works to get better and made strides as a senior.

Broad shoulders, long limbs. Height matches Richard Sherman (SEA) at 2011 Combine. Jean-Baptiste weighed 23 more pounds at the time, but still ran an identical short-shuttle time of 4.33 and his 40-yard dash was one one-hundredth off Sherman's time of 4.61. In addition, Jean-Baptiste had slightly longer arms, and out-jumped Sherman by three inches in both the vertical and broad.

Pick was made at 4:07 pm Central Time Zone. Req and the Browns are now on the clock!

Requiem 03-27-2014 02:19 PM

With the 75th Pick, 3rd Round -- The Cleveland Browns Select

Demarcus Lawrence, DE/OLB -- Boise State

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More to come.

JCMElway 03-27-2014 06:38 PM

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The Detroit Lions proudly select:

Marcus Martin, C, USC

Height: 6-3. Weight: 320.

STRENGTHS WEAKNESSES

STRENGTHS: Only a third-year collegiate player but already boasts the frame of an NFL interior lineman, possessing the naturally thick build conducive to playing in the trenches. Good quickness off the snap, showing the ability to get to the second level as well as seal defenders to create running lanes.
Possesses good core flexibility and natural knee bend to help him anchor against bull rushes. Slides well laterally to mirror pass rushers and keeps his head on a swivel to help teammates.

Plays with some nastiness. Plays to the whistle and isn't opposed to getting an extra shot in as the whistle blows. A good athlete whose flaws are coachable, suggesting that his best football is still ahead of him.

WEAKNESSES: Only has one year of starting experience at center and is likely to remain at this position in the NFL due to his less than ideal height. Plays very low, which gives him a natural leverage advantage but also makes him prone to effective swim moves from taller defenders. Relies on his punch too much, over-extending and getting himself off-balance.

Spends too much time on the ground because he attempts to knock defenders over rather than simply mirroring them or working to sustain his blocks. Can be a step late in reacting to surprise blitzes. Good quickness to the second level but doesn't redirect well.

COMPARES TO: Alex Mack, Cleveland Browns -- Mack was among the more polished and talented centers in recent history when he left Cal and was selected by the Browns with the 21st overall pick of the 2009 draft. Martin isn't yet at this stage but his upside is clear, as is his grit and physicality. With dedication to his craft, Martin could emerge as a quality starter in the NFL.

--Rob Rang (2/2/14)

PLAYER OVERVIEW

Martin signed with the Trojans as a highly decorated prep athlete and wasted little time in proving worthy of the recognition, earning 10 starts as a true freshman at left guard. He started another 10 games there as a sophomore in 2012 before making the transition to center last year, taking to the position so well that he was recognized by Pac-12 coaches with First Team all-conference honors.
Martin has the short, squatty frame that offensive line coaches love along the interior. His lack of height and relatively short arms means that his best fit remains at center in the NFL, where his quickness and ability to anchor should help him emerge as a quality starter early in his career.

BowlenBall 03-27-2014 08:03 PM

With the 77th pick in the 2014 Orange Mane Mock Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers casually stroll to the podium and drop this bombshell:

Jackson Jeffcoat, OLB, Texas

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Measurables:
Height: 6' 03"
Weight: 247
Arm: 33.88"
Hand: 9.63"
40-yard dash: 4.63
225 lb. bench: 18 reps
Vertical jump: 36"
Broad jump: 10' 03"
3-cone drill: 6.97
Short shuttle: did not perform at combine


Career Statistics:
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Analysis/Breakdown (from NFL.com):
STRENGTHS
Good body length. Flashes some quickness and shock in his hands to swat and control blockers. Football smart. Solid instincts and overall sack production. Has NFL pedigree.

WEAKNESSES
Very underdeveloped lower body and tight-hipped. Has been slowed by injuries throughout his career and it has affected his physical development. Lacks the base strength to set the edge. Gets rooted out of the hole vs. the double team. Cannot drop his hips and turn the corner. Very inconsistent effort -- average competitiveness and desire.

BOTTOM LINE
Developmental 3-4 rush-linebacker prospect with the pedigree and sack production to warrant interest. However, Jeffcoat will need to get stronger and improve vs. the run to ever become more than a backup.


BowlenBall's rationale for the pick:
Pittsburgh currently has only three outside linebackers on their entire roster (Jarvis Jones, Jason Worilds, Chris Carter) -- they have no choice but to pick up another one in the mid-rounds of the 2014 draft. Jeffcoat looks like a near-perfect fit physically as a rush outside linebacker for the Steelers, and has higher value on their draft board then he probably does for any other team in the league.

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Pick made at:
7:00 a.m. Abu Dhabi
11:00 p.m. New York
10:00 p.m. Chicago
9:00 p.m. Denver
8:00 p.m. Los Angeles
7:00 p.m. Anchorage

The Dallas Cowboys and Nickstixx are now on the clock.

Nickstixx 03-27-2014 09:50 PM

With the 78th pick the Dallas Cowboys select:
Joel Bitonio, OT/OG, Nevada

Will post more later.

BMORE 03-28-2014 06:42 AM

Baltimore Ravens select:

Dominique Easley DL Florida


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