Originally Posted by bah007
This is my first mock of the offseason. Let me know what you guys think.
1. Reuben Randle – WR, LSU 6'3” 210
- We need an impact WR here. My first choice is Floyd but he is long gone. This may be a little bit high for Randle but I like him better than Hill, Jeffery, and Wright. Good size and speed. Catches the ball with great hands instead of letting it come into his body. Runs great routes down the field but may need a little work on his underneath routes. Decent production this year (917 yards, 8 TDs) despite the poor QB play at LSU.
2. Shea McClellin – OLB, Boise St 6'3” 260
- Chose McClellin over Vinny Curry. Great production. Put up 26 TFLs and 16.5 sacks in his two years as a starter. He has an explosive first step and brings speed off the edge. Has a variety of pass rush moves. Not a one trick pony. If I have any complaint it is that he could fight blockers better in the run game.
3. Trevor Guyton – DE, California 6'3” 285
- Guyton has experience as a 34 DE and NT for Cal. He is not an outstanding athlete and will not put too much pressure on the QB. But he always stays low coming off the line and he uses his hands well. He won't be pushed off the ball often and he can stand his ground against double teams. Had 21 TFLs and 10 sacks in his two years starting at Cal, pretty good numbers for a guy who was used primarily to tie up blockers for Cal's LBs.
4. Trenton Robinson – FS, Michigan St 5'10” 195
- I took Robinson over Janzen Jackson as I have him rated a little bit higher. He has CB size and speed, but doesn't quite have the hips to play the position. He is strong in zone coverage and way above average in man coverage for a safety. He is a willing and able tackler. Not the biggest guy, but he is compact and has no problem coming up to hit somebody. He can also help out on special teams. Accumulated 223 tackles and 9 INTs (8 in the last two seasons) in three years as a starter.
5. David Molk – C, Michigan 6'1” 298
- Strictly a zone blocking guy. Made all the line calls for Michigan the last few years. He has a high football IQ. Good athlete who uses strong hands and great technique to help in the run game. He moves well and gets to the second level easily. His shorter arms don't help him in pass protection but he does better than you would expect from a guy his size.
6. Austin Davis – QB, Southern Miss 6'2” 219
- Good athlete with an average arm. Doesn't have ideal height. His deep ball isn't as accurate as you would like. He uses his athleticism to his advantage but doesn't rely on it. Makes good decisions and takes care of the football. Goes through his progressions and doesn't force the ball. Looks off defenders and has a pro ready delivery. Might struggle to put enough juice on some NFL throws. Three year starter (lost his sophomore year to injury). Put up over 3000 yards and 20 TDs every year. Career TD:INT ratio of 83-27. In 45 career starts he only had four games with multiple INTs.
6. Chris Marve – ILB, Vanderbilt 6'0” 242
- Four year starter in the SEC. Team leader with a nonstop motor. He is undersized and he isn't the best athlete but he takes care of business. Sometimes struggles to get off blocks but his top notch football awareness always takes him to the ball. He is solid depth and can help on special teams. Tallied 398 tackles, 30 TFLs, and 8 forced fumbles in his four years at Vanderbilt.
Not a fan of Randle, not sure why, just not a fan. I think at this point NT would be best or even a guy like Mark Barron because WR is so deep in this class.....
Even if Mario leaves, I think a vet. would be best, or even a later round pick, we desperately need a nt and wr in this draft JMO
Same for the third round pick, I guess the mock overall is OK with player selection, but based on needs and free agents available, I think we need slightly different positions than what you're drafting
That is how I would rank our needs