Originally Posted by coon
Sorry for posting another mock so soon. I was talking draft with a coaching friend of mine and we started talking about the Qb’s that could potentially be in the 2014 draft. Next year Manzeil, Bridgewater, Marcus Marriota, and A.J. McCarron could all come out, I think they are better prospects than anyone we could get this year, and it completely changed my mock. I would rather use a first rounder in 2014 on one of them if possible. So here is my Qb free updated 2013 Mock draft. Let me know who you like, don't like, or who you think is better.
1. Kenny Vaccaro S 6’1 215 Texas :
Our third safety is on the field enough that he is pretty much a starter. I feel fine taking a third safety in the first round. Vaccaro and Elam are neck and neck in my eyes as prospects so I went with size.
2. Margus Hunt DE\OLB 6’8 280:
Big Freakishly athletic dude in the Mario Williams mold, runs a 4.7. Wasn’t as productive in college as I would like, but he moved to the states from Estonia and picked up football recently. CBS named him the number 1 athletic freak in college football. Coach him up and he will be monstrous.
3. Da Rick Rodgers WR 6’3 208 Tenn. Tech:
Crazy potential. Big, fast, physical, and talented, just a bit of a dummy. Don’t like that but I think it’s worth a shot. This is where I wanted to take a shot on a Qb, but I changed my tune. Would rather take a shot on a potential franchise WR.
3. (comp.) Arthur Brown ILB 6’1 230:
He will fall due to lack of ideal size, but has the speed and lateral quickness to cover Rb’s and Te’s in the NFL. . He is a phenomenal tackler with great instincts
4. Ricky Wagner OT 6’6 320 Wisc:
Wagner is a plus athlete at the tackle position, having been a division 1 basketball recruit out of high school. He has improved consistently in the O-line breeding ground that is Wisconsin. In a perfect world Jake Matthews falls to us in the first, but when he doesn’t there are a few guys in the mid rounds with good potential and definite upgrades to Newton. I believe Wagner is one of them.
5. Darius Slay CB 6’1 190 Miss. ST:
Slay is a big physical cornerback who produced in the sec. He had 5 picks this season. Depth in case we lose Ball, and Mccain.
5. (comp.) Anthony McCloud Dt 6’2 322 FSU:
Big strong NT, absorbs blockers well and does a decent job shooting gaps. Bjorn Werner is a better player because of him.
6. Zac Line FB 6’1 230 SMU:
We need a true fullback. Line can be that true fullback, but still has the ability to be a viable receiving option out of the backfield as well as a short yardage bruiser. He will need to add 10-15 lbs of bulk, but he lost some to be a running back at SMU. He was recruited as a LB so he will not shy away from contact.
7. Marquise Goodwin. WR/KR, 5’9 180 Texas:
Not a big fan of strictly KR players on the roster, but we need help in special teams. BAD
I have watched Teddy Bridgewater one game as not a fan of Luisville but he was super good. I like his size 6'3 over Manziel 6'1" and his stats are great. I want to watch next season to evaluate him.
1. Not a big fan of Vaccaro & you be drafting him to play back up. rather have different postion here, especially as you have Slay in 5th as I do. He can play back up FS & CB. I go WR Patterson. Give your QB someone to throw to. Or David Amerson for safety in second?
Convince me Texans will draft Rogers with drug issues even if MJ? Not a one time thing.