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Old 10-16-2013   #1
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Default Aussie Mock 2014 over confidence in Case

Rather than seeing QBs in the first i have tried go for something a little different.

Perhaps we have our QB of the future already on the Roster. Case 'the face' Keenum (yeah i just made that up pretty terrible but applicable ... the face of the franchise)

Assumed picking around 10 even though keenum has a good year still the team overall cant get in done, Kubiack and Schaub gone.

Round 1:
Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan


I have always backed up Newton thinking his got the potential, but so far he isnt developing how i would like and his showing exactly what he is a 7th round pick. Will be moved to the swing tackle position where his value is maximised.

Lewan is a beast and along with brooks and Jones solidifies this line for many years even after Brown retires. Building a strong O-line around Case will help him tranistion to the NFL better. Also with a new HC we use more Power O and this guy is a animal in that department.

Round 2:
Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech

I dont think we re-sign K-Jax, he'll be after a big contract and i dont think he reflects that value. We dont have anyone on the roster who can become that Number 1 CB, harris i have never been a fan of i think he bites on to many plays and doesnt have the smarts to play on the oppositions WR1, ceiling is a nickle CB. Fuller offers athleticism to cover and is physical enough in run defence. Has potential to be a ball hawking CB. Has been productive in all his years which is a real key when i look at prospects.

Round 3:
C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, Iowa

OD injured again hasnt played a full season since 2008. His contract is coming up and i have other priorities to re-sign (A.Smith, Watt etc)
CJ gives us that big bodied TE that will give us the much needed help in the red zone which has been our man problem on offence for the last few years.

Round 4:
Max Bullough, ILB, Michigan State

We need help at ILB. Sharpton has to get dropped his done jack ****. Mayo is a stop gap option till we find someone new. Even though i want that 2 headed monster at ILB and want one taken within the first 2 rounds i have bigger priorities that i need filling so i go with Bullough a real big boy and will greatly improve our run defence. His offers little in coverage but it doesnt really concern me. going forward he will be a first 2 down 'backer, then our nickle and dime defence takes over. This is another reason why i took ILB a little later because the way the NFL is going with spread offences, defences will need that extra CB or Safety on the field.

Round 5:
Prince Shembo, OLB, Notre Dame

With montegormy moving to DE (which i agree with) and apart from mercilus and reed no one else on the current playing roster was even drafted. Its about time we get some depth on OLB. T.Williams offers the speed in our depth but we need an overall player who can develop in to a solid contributor and add to team depth. Shembo has sacks against L.Johnson and my 1st round pick Lewan. Offers more in run defence but flashes with some quality pass rush moves.

Round 6:
James White, RB, Wisconsin

I see enough of woods to be a replacement for tate, so considering other priorities i have in the draft RB falls. White is in a running back by committee with Gordon at Wisconsin, but has experience on special teams which adds more value with this late pick. Does well in wisconsins powerful offence and with a new HC a move towards this offence should help White.

Round 7:
Caleb Lavey, ILB, Oklahoma State


Another 'backer to help out on Special teams, also with depth as we could see a number of ILB on the roster this year not playing next year.



*Disclaimer
The first few picks are based off what i have seen through online and live tv. bottom half is purely based off drafts sites like walter, CBS, etc
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