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Default Re: 2014 3 Amigos' Mock Draft

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First of, huge props to the Three Amigos! It is a tough task to put together something like this, so very impressive job overall!

Round 1, Pick 1: Auburn OT Greg Robinson, 65 332 lbs

If I was going to go with OL, I would go with Jake Matthews over Greg Robinson. Matthews did an amazing job at LT playing in front of Johnny Manziel who was all over the place. In the A&M pass happy offense, Matthews showed his ability to take on rushers. The problem with Robinson is that Aurburn is an extreme run team and as such did not feature as much of a passing game. All of Robinson's stuff is projected based on athleticism. In addition, Matthews, like his father, had success all across the OL. He can play any of the 5 positions and could play them well. For versatility and experience, I would take Matthews. Robinson is not a bad choice, but from the standpoint of safety, Matthews is the safest pick in this draft rather than Robinson.
Understand your position, also really like Matthews bloodlines, but Luke Joeckel was the better tackle (LT) on same Texas A&M roster (went #2 overall to Jacksonville). Lately it seems like a plethora of outstanding tackle prospects, values escalate top of most teams draft boards not just because of needs but expense of retaining these elite monsters of the trenches. We decided as a collective Robinson was the one player we could all agree on, much like this board we each preferred a different QB, skeptical of Clowney reaction to NFL fame & fortune while focusing on making sure that whoever O'Brian does decide to turn into his franchise QB he can trust a cohesive dominant OL & improved running game especially in red zone. Robinson is the most powerful, athletically gifted OT I've seen since Texans franchise began.

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Round 2, Pick 33: Washington State S Deone Bucannon, 61 211 lbs

I see him more as a SS than FS. If Saftey was taken here, I'd prefer more of a true FS like Jimmie Ward or Dion Bailey.
Interchangeable for sure, compliments Swearinger who seems more suited in the box not that Deone can't fill role as well but he has better range, ball instincts & wrap up tackling in last line of defense. Looks more like Rover type.

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Round 3, Pick 65: Alabama QB AJ McCarron 6'3" 220 lbs


REALLY don't care for McCarron. Would much rather go with Aaron Murray at this point in the draft.
QB is a conundrum isn't it? Everybody has they're guy for various reasons as such this was another consensus pick (three Amigo heads better than one). Murray may be the option here if McCarron off the board.

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Round 4, Pick 101: Iowa TE CJ Fiedorowicz, 66 265 lbs

Great selection! Tough kid. Has pass catching abilities and can make some blocks. In the style of the bigger, stronger, Gronk type of TEs.
He would immediately replace Owen Daniels, bigger, stronger equally good route runner & hands.

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Round 4, Pick 135: Duke CB, Ross Cockrell, 6 191 lbs

In a pass happy league you can never go wrong with more CBS. CBs can be converted into Safties or play on STs.
Yes we do need secondary improvement, this is an underrated class with WR position garnering most attention but they who will cover them?

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Round 5, Pick 141: UCONN ILB Yawin Smallwood, 6'2" 246 lbs

Outstanding selection. Not sure he lasts this long, but if he does, excellent selection.
Might be able to flip with Cockrell, both need picks, both graded too close to call in our book.

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Round 6, Pick 177: East Carolina OLB Derrell Johnson, 62 257 lbs

Sometimes, its the small school player taken late in the draft who turns into something. Having a chip on your shoulder and trying to prove to the league that you should have been taken earlier can be great fuel for players. I don't know if he will make it, but from the limited I have seen, i like him.
I've always been fond of ECU talent (underrated) but 65 pulled him out of his rankings to win us over & address OLB pass rush need.

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Round 6, Pick 181: Cal DE DeAndre Coleman, 6'5" 314 lbs

Big Fan of DeAndre COleman. I like him as a 5 tech.
Yes he already has experience in a 3-4 as well.

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Round 6, Pick 211: Arkansas State NT Ryan Carrethers, 6'1" 337 lbs

LOVE this selection. Putting him and Coleman on the same DL would in essence clog up 4 Offensive players opening up lanes for Watt, the OLBs, and Cush.
See him as quality depth & will see how Crennel develops him, conditioning will be very important for him.

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Round 7, Pick 216: Vanderbilt OT/OG/C, Wesley Johnson, 65 297 lbs


I see him more as a OG, but he would be a very nice addition at this point in the draft.
For the very reasons who coveted Matthews, Johnson has same versatility with addition of Center. Looks like a ZBS tackle who can disengage & pull in cut block scheme, will have to get stronger & gain some weight but does have the frame giving Texans OL more depth

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Round 7, Pick 256: Indiana RB/KR Stephen Houston, 511 225 lbs
Solid selection.
Hat's off to 65 for this selection as well. Would be novel idea this time around not to waste MR. Irrelevant on someone who can't crack the roster. Could fight to pick him up via un-drafted free agency (expect at least a couple backs to be added for camp) He posted a 40-inch vertical leap and an 11-foot-broad jump, bench pressed 225 pounds 24 times and also appeared to run a strong 40 time.

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