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 made Kenny Vaccaro my first round pick for the Texans too in my last mock, so props for knowing the position & how it fits within framework of Phillips interchangeable safety framework. He is an upgrade over Quin & Manning plus can play both positions.
Kinda fell for Hunt in his bowl game myself. Would like more exposure to more tape & verify what I saw actually was @ the same level & if it was then I would have no problem taking him off the board.
I think Rodgers will be snapped up somewhere in the 2nd rd. Would be top WR if not for academics & off field issue.
Not a big fan of Brown but like position targeted. Think he is better suited in a 4-3 playing Will.
Wagner would be a steal in the 4th. I think his stock improved after Wisconsin bowl game.
Again remember Texans are selected end of every round so a 4th is like a 5th & a 5th is like a th. Slay here would be a tremendous value.
Florida State is littered with NFL talent on both lines & the secondary. I have to question their coaching & ability to play together as a team. With all the talent they don't take a back seat to any team, not even Alabama. That said with all that talent sometimes its hard to tell how well they stand out if not surrounded by such elite talent? That said I would probably push for his teammate Everett Dawkins, he's a little more polished & quicker with that high Seminole motor.
You could go Seminole again with Lonnie Pryor?
I was wondering when someone would mention Goodwin? Dudes got some wheels & we do need special teams help. I like him.