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Old 04-06-2013   #1
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First Round #27.....Jesse Williams - NT- Alabama - 6'-3" - 325 lbs - 4.92 forty - 30 reps
Large, powerful, mobile and dominate force demanding double teams. Should be able to win the starting position as a rookie. Immediate upgrade.

Second Round #57...Ryan Swope - WR -Texas A&M - 6'-0" - 205 lbs - 4.34 / 4.40 forties - 16 reps
Not just fast, but quick, sharp cutting, tough and able to make the difficult catch over the middle. Small but good hands. Excellent after-the-catch break-a-way ability. Play maker who will be an immediate upgrade.

Third Round #89...Cooper Taylor - SS - Richmond - 6'-4" - 225 lbs - 4.47 forty - 7.03 three cone - 4.03 short shuttle - 23 reps
Small school sleeper who has caught the attention of teams. Smart, athletic, quick and instinctive defender who excels in-the-box. Should challenge Manning to start, but will initially play in dime & nickle defenses. Should be an immediate gunner on special teams.

Third Round #95c...Chase Thomas - LB - Stanford - 6'-3" - 245 lbs - 4.80 forty - 21 reps - short arms (32 1/4")
Rated as an OLB but I'm projecting him inside to the weak side ILB. Against two TE offensive sets, the weak side ILB has responsibility to stack and shed the OLG against the run and Thomas has natural strength and strong hands. Very high football IQ. Effective in zone coverage. As an OLB, has excellent pass rush skills.

Forth Round #124... Reid Fragel - ORT - Ohio State - 6'-7" - 308 lbs - 5.14 forty - 33 reps - 33" arms
Converted TE. Good foot work to move laterally...ability to bend his knees...ability and foot speed to move in space and get to the second level...fine technique, positioning and overall strength. Also projects inside to guard.

Fifth Round #160...David Quessemberry - ORG - San Jose State - 6'-5" - 300 lbs - 5.08 forty - 25 reps - 34" arms
Aggressive...uses his hands well to lock on and control his defender...adept at walling off...sustains his run blocks both inline and on the second level... alert to pick up stunts and blitzes,

Sixth Round #195...Jake Knott - ILB - Iowa State - 6'-1 3/4" - 243 lbs - 4.84 forty - 7.16 three cone - 4.30 short shuttle - 20 reps - 34" VJ - 9'-5" BJ
The above stats are from his pro day, one month after being medically cleared from his shoulder surgery. Excels in both pass coverage and in rush defense. High football IQ, instinctive player and relentless hustler...only average athleticism. Flexible hip and fluidity to play in reverse. Does a good job stacking and shedding at the POA with the quick hands to separate. Will be moving from the outside to the inside in our system.

Sixth Round #201c...Brandon McGee - CB - Miami (Fl) - 5'-11" - 193 lbs - 4.40 forty
Has some ability and tools but is a developmental project, may find playing time in nickle and dime packages.

Seventh Round #233...Marc Anthony - CB - California - 6'-0" - 196 lbs - 4.63 forty
Has some ability and tools but is a developmental project, may find playing time in nickle and dime packages.
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Enjoyed your mock but here are my thoughts. I was big fan of Jesse prior to 2012 and in the 3 Amigos debate I pushed for him hard. Watching him this last season I could not deny he is basically a lane clogger with minimal push. If I had to settle for that type Nose I'd probably take Short. I like Hankins, Brandon & Sylvester Williams better especially as last two can be had in second. Jesse would be the starter but that is not saying much with Mitchell as his competition. Not sure he takes up two blockers often in NFL.

Swope I watched him all year and he does not play with 4.3 speed. In NFL he is gonna have trouble being jammed at line and holding up in the middle. I'd go no higher than third and it make take him until his third season to come into his own...if then. Not trying to disillusion you and I could really be wrong, but I just don't see what others do in him.

I'm okay with safety in third but way better candidates. Draftscout has your guy end of draft. You might want to rethink this.

Chase Thomas excellent pick!
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I don't care how much you like Swope, you don't spend a second round pick on a player that has had MULTIPLE concussions.
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...Draftscout has your guy end of draft. You might want to rethink this...
Draftscout used to be a good source of detailed, reliable information. Used to be. They've been bought out by CBS Sports, their analysis are weak and I no longer use this resource.

My primary source of information this year has been Frank Coyle's DraftInsiders. He hasn't sold out to the mainstream media.

I've just purchased Palmer Hughes' Draft Roundup and may tweak my selections just before the draft.

I miss Joel Buchsbaum's analysis.

Swope is not my first choice at WR, but after a run on the position in the second round, he's going to be the last of the top tier that I like. Da'Rick Rogers will be there, but he has too many character red flags for me.

The alternative is to take a WR in the first, which I wouldn't be disappointed if we do. I just decided I liked going NT - and Swope will have much more production and big play ability than Kevin Walter. He won't be as effective as a blocker as Walter, but he'll be a major upgrade in our offense. And we still have the other young receivers to make a step up this next season.
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I wouldnt complain.
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Love the mock, you've obviously put alot of thought in it.

Give me Short over Williams. You've got quite a few guys that I've got in my mock. Swope if Rodgers isn't there. Taylor, Fragel, Quessenberry (I dont think he will be there late in the 5th)

I would've taken another WR late in draft.
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I love the middle. 2 3rds, 4th and 5th. I'm with steel on the first, give me one of the NT's that has pass rushing ability rather than Williams. It's really hard to say what WR's will be there in the 2nd, Swope is too risky that early because medical. Should be some solid WR's left though.

Ill have to check out Knott. Overall a good draft.
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