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TexansSeminole 2nd (January) 2014 Mock Draft
Much like in my first mock I am assuming no trades, with one 5th round compensatory pick. I would target a right tackle and linebacker, both inside and outside, help in FA. I would also resign Antonio Smith at a reduced salary number than what he had been earning. I expect to lose Wade Smith via free agency.
Round 1: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
Top QB in the draft right now, I think it stays that way.
Round 2: Zach Martin OG/OT, Notre Dame
This guy played LT last year for Notre Dame, but I think he would be a LG for us, replacing Wade Smith. There is a potential he could play some tackle, but that's not what I am expecting. Tremendous leader, captain.
Round 3: Christian Jones, ILB, FSU
He was my 2nd round pick in my first mock draft. Considering he has been moved around so much in his career and that he didn't have a tremendous season, I think he may drop a bit. There have also been a lot of underclassmen declare that may fall in that 2nd round. He struggled to get off blocks consistently as a DE/OLB this year and he showed a bit of sloppy tackling at the end of the year. He still has good value and think he could be a good ILB for us in time. He will be a great ST right off the bat.
Round 4: Dee Ford, OLB, Auburn
Explosive pass rusher that will need to become more well-rounded to be an NFL starter.
Round 5: James Wilder, RB, FSU
Strong running back that didn't get a ton of playing time for the Noles. Good fit for the ZBS.
Round 5: Antone Exum, CB, Virginia Tech
This guy has a lot of talent, but tore his ACL in a pickup basketball game last January. He fought through an ankle injury when he got back and didn't see the field a lot this year. He could be a steal. Could play CB or S.
Round 6: Jay Prosch, FB, Auburn
Tough nosed football player that is worth late round consideration. FB is not a sexy position, but I think we all know that we need one.
Round 7: Chris Boswell, K, Rice
Same kicker I had in my previous mock draft. Big leg.
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