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And there it is. The final DoppelMock of the 2012 Draft season. I have really enjoyed reading and thinking about other people's mocks. It has helped me focus, encouraged me to watch film on prospects I initially passed over, and better prepared me for the fun that will be the 2012 NFL Draft. So, that that said, I raise a tall glass of Doppelbock to all of you and say thanks:this mock's for you!!!

1. Shea McClellin, OLB, Boise State, 6’3, 260, 4.62
I really like McClellin as a 3-4 OLB. As I have seen more film on him I am more and more convinced he is the right pick here. In 2011 he had 50 tackles, seven sacks, 12.5 tackles for a loss, two interceptions, one forced fumble and a blocked kick. In 2010, he had 9.5 sacks and 13.5 tackles for a loss. He is an athletic pass rusher and plus run defender. He is fluid enough to drop back into coverage. He is a high motor, relentless player. He can shed blocks, play the ball, and has solid instincts. I have liked him for quite a while and have steadily seen him going higher up mock boards. He reminds me of Brooks Reed not only in his style of play, and measurables, but also in his rise. At one point, Reed was considered a third, then second, and finally a late first early second. I think that's where Shea lies now, as a late first/early 2nd rounder. He immediately upgrades the pass rush, gives extra OLB depth, and can push for rotational time in Wade’s new fearsome OLB rotation with Barwin and Reed.



2. Brandon Brooks, OG, Miami of Ohio, 6’5, 346, 4.98
Before you begin to tell me that Brooks is too big for the ZBS, keep in mind, the ZBS is not based on size, its based on athleticism. Brooks is a super athetle for his size. His 40 time was 4.98. The closest person who had a similar 40 time was OT Matt Kalil(4.99), who interestingly enough is also 6’5. Here is the kicker though, Kalil weighs 308 lbs. So even though he outweighed Kalil by 38 lbs, he had essentially the same 40 time. Brooks has also the lateral athleticism and most importantly the strength to deal with the bigger, stronger Interior DL. While he is listed as an OT, I think his more natural fit would be at OG. He immediately injects depth to the RG spot and can push Caldwell.



3. Juron Criner, WR, Arizona, 6’3, 224, 4.6
I have liked Criner and mocked him before. In my mind he is the kind of receiver Htown could use next to AJ. He is a productive wr who did great at the senior bowl. In 2011 he pulled in 75 receptions for 956 yards and 11 touchdowns. Its important to note he missed one game due to an appendectomy. In 2010, he caught 82 passes for 1,233 yards and 11 touchdowns. He isn’t as fast as Jacoby, but he has good enough speed to get separation plus has the hands and route running that tend to elude Mr. Jones.



4a. Markelle Martin, S, Oklahoma State, 6’0, 203, 4.58
This may be a somewhat controversial pick, but here is how I defend it. Martin looks like a Daniel Manning clone. He has good enough speed, is a solid tackler, and can deflect passes. He is a 2nd round talent that will drop due to injury. He is immediate depth and contributes from the get go on special teams. He has all the tools to eventually succeed Manning. Having another Manning type Safety would make Wade smile.



4b. Michael Brewster, C, Ohio State, 6’4, 310,5.35
Myers just signed an extension, but there isn’t any depth behind him. Brewster is a great Center prospect. He is quick, can release off the ball, has excellent knee bend, and pull, and has good strength. He has a few technical issues that need cleaning up, but that can be done through good coaching.
Brewster provides instant depth. He could start right now, but he would benefit from cleaning out his rough spots. Right now he provides excellent depth. In a year or two, he can take over for Myers.



5. Brett Roy, DE, Nevada, 6’4, 280, 4.84
Depth is the key to any good defense. A DE like Roy would look great in a rotation with Smith and Watt. Roy is a high motor tackling machine who has a nose for the backfield. He had 66 tackles with 18.5 behind the LOS, and 10 sacks. Year before he got 50 tackles, 214.5 tackles for loss, and 8 sacks. You might say his numbers are inflated because he played at Nevada, but he got sacks against the Pac 12’s Oregon and the everyone’s favorite Mid Major: Boise State. This guy can play and I want him on my team. He is the type of DE Wade would salivate over.



6. Omar Bolden, CB, Arizona State, 5’10, 202, 4.59
This is a classic low risk, high reward pick. After the 2010 season, Bolden entered the 2011 season to HUGE hype. Some called him late first rounder, others thought early second. He was set to have another outstanding season and cement his first round status. Unfortunately he tore his ACL and missed all of the 2011 season. He is still recovering and should be faster once he is fully healed. I would draft him here and then IR him. I would give him the entire season to fully heal and spend the time teaching him technique and the playbook. In a year, he will be fully healed and will be ready to compete in a very robust CB group.

7. J.K. Schaffer, ILB, Cincinnati, 6’1, 227, 4.69
Here you go. A sleeper ILB prospect who could become a whole lot more. Last year he had 114 tackles with 12.5 tackles for a loss, 3.5 sacks, three interceptions, three forced fumbles and six passes broken up. In 2010, 111 tackles, 9.5 tackles for a loss, three sacks, one interception and two forced fumbles. In in 2009, he had 100 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, and three interceptions. He has gotten better every year he has played and will do great once he gets some coaching from Wade. Initially he can be a special teams monster and ILB depth. In time, though, I fully expect him to challenge for the ILB spot next to Cush.
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I like picks 1-4b, though I'm a little hesitant on Brooks in the 2nd only because I don't know much about him. I don't know anything about 5-7. I also question the Martin pick because we just signed Demps.
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Jeez ..... not sure everyone's available at those slots but that's a home-run board as far as I'm concerned.
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I like picks 1-4b, though I'm a little hesitant on Brooks in the 2nd only because I don't know much about him. I don't know anything about 5-7. I also question the Martin pick because we just signed Demps.
Thanks!

If you have some time, check him out. I think you will like him when you see him.

I figured Martin would be the one people didn't care for. He is a Manning clone and it would be huge for Martin to learn from him. In a couple of years, Manning may need to be cut for salary reasons. While Demps is a nice Safety, he is strictly depth. Martin has future starter potential.
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Jeez ..... not sure everyone's available at those slots but that's a home-run board as far as I'm concerned.
Thank you, much appreciated!

Were there specific choices you thought may or may not be available in their respective slot?
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Thanks!

If you have some time, check him out. I think you will like him when you see him.

I figured Martin would be the one people didn't care for. He is a Manning clone and it would be huge for Martin to learn from him. In a couple of years, Manning may need to be cut for salary reasons. While Demps is a nice Safety, he is strictly depth. Martin has future starter potential.
I'll have to look up Brooks and do some reading and viewing. As for Manning I saw him a little last season and liked what I saw, there's definitely potential their, I just question the pick when we just signed Demps in FA and Vance Joseph apparently has high expectations for Demps. I question the need at Safety, does Martin replace Nolan at FS depth or does he play behind Quin as SS depth?
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More white boys on defense? NAACP is going to be calling soon.
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I like all the picks except #4a and #6. I don't think we're going to draft a DB this year. A good OT would've made the draft A+ IMO.
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Nice mock doppel.
Strengthens an already strong defence early which i like.
Mcclellin really does seem like the typical Wade guy.
Really like all your picks just in my opinion i would prefer Taylor from LSU over martin for a safety. However i don't think we need safety help this year.
very angry about bolden as i had my eye on him in my upcoming mock, great pick up.

Very solid draft with different names so nicely done yet again
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5. Brett Roy, DE, Nevada, 6’4, 280, 4.84
Boise OLine was the best in the country, giving up only 8 sacks in 13games(USC also gave up 8 sacks, but played one game less). The fact that Roy got one of those sacks is impressive. He also added 6 Passes Broken Up (1 against Boise), showing that he knows how to get his hands in the passing lanes.

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As much as I too wish for a defensive prospect with Texans first round pick, you must also come to grips with idea Kubiak will target a WR or Fleener adding to his receiving core. He will project somebody to be a starter, who that is right now is anyone's guess? Heading into last week & home stretch of pre-draft hype my pick is still in process & could actually wind up a guy I've often dismissed because he hasn't developed or blossomed into a dominant prospect like one originally projected, that's Rueben Randle, LSU.

Texans are known for surprise picks, fact he ran faster @ his pro-day than expected reminds me of when Kareem Jackson ran his 4.49 forty surprising many, but confirming to Texans he was worth the 20th selection. Both underclassman. If he turns out to be Hakeem Nicks, taken #29th in the 2009 draft who became the best WR in that class despite being the 5th one selected.

Otherwise this is a truly outstanding mock
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I'll have to look up Brooks and do some reading and viewing. As for Manning I saw him a little last season and liked what I saw, there's definitely potential their, I just question the pick when we just signed Demps in FA and Vance Joseph apparently has high expectations for Demps. I question the need at Safety, does Martin replace Nolan at FS depth or does he play behind Quin as SS depth?
Yes, please look into Brooks. He has the lateral athleticism and footwork to do well in the ZBS. His size and speed will be great when the Texans go into a power formation.

I know the Texans have resigned Demps, but I think he is BPA and would be a great addition to the team. The league is moving more towards twin FS with tackling ability as opposed to using a SS who is a liability in coverage. I think he could slot in as depth at either SS or FS position.
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I like all the picks except #4a and #6. I don't think we're going to draft a DB this year. A good OT would've made the draft A+ IMO.
I understand your concerns. I did not draft an OT and instead went with a C and OG becuase I felt the depth was stronger on those sides. Brewster slides into immediate depth and C spot starter. Brooks can compete for a spot in camp. In contrast, the Texans just grabbed Newton last year, who I am pretty high on.

In the 4th and 6th I went BPA. Martin looks to slot in as a great S depth and I would IR Bolden. He was a guy who was flashing late first-2nd round talant before his injury. I don't think he is completely healed and I think he would do good to just get completely healthy. Come next year there is a hgihly talented DB on the team ready to push the starters. More competition makes for a better team!
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Nice mock doppel.
Strengthens an already strong defence early which i like.
Mcclellin really does seem like the typical Wade guy.
Really like all your picks just in my opinion i would prefer Taylor from LSU over martin for a safety. However i don't think we need safety help this year.
very angry about bolden as i had my eye on him in my upcoming mock, great pick up.

Very solid draft with different names so nicely done yet again
Agreed. McClellin is a Wade kinda guy. Give the man more toys so he wants to stick around

I really like Martin, but Taylor is a good safety prospect as well. For me its like grapes: do you like white grapes or red grapes? Both are good, its just a matter of choice.

Bolden is flying under the radar. Give him a year of NFL coaching and he could be a starter.
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As much as I too wish for a defensive prospect with Texans first round pick, you must also come to grips with idea Kubiak will target a WR or Fleener adding to his receiving core. He will project somebody to be a starter, who that is right now is anyone's guess? Heading into last week & home stretch of pre-draft hype my pick is still in process & could actually wind up a guy I've often dismissed because he hasn't developed or blossomed into a dominant prospect like one originally projected, that's Rueben Randle, LSU.

Texans are known for surprise picks, fact he ran faster @ his pro-day than expected reminds me of when Kareem Jackson ran his 4.49 forty surprising many, but confirming to Texans he was worth the 20th selection. Both underclassman. If he turns out to be Hakeem Nicks, taken #29th in the 2009 draft who became the best WR in that class despite being the 5th one selected.

Otherwise this is a truly outstanding mock
Thanks BL! I really have no clue where the Texans will go. There are no obvious holes on the team. Many of us think WR is a hole, but Kubes and the gang really seem to like JJ. He may not feel the need to go and get a 1st round WR. I think this may be the year where a 1st rounder is not an immediate starter.

I think Kubes has also realized something important: Wade saved his butt last year. Without Wade the Texans D looked uninterested and complacent. With Wade, the D looked ferocious and inspired. If I were Kubes and Smith, I would do what I could to keep Wade inspired and happy, and that would mean to let Wade make the first pick(and if he did I think it would be McClellin). Keeping Wade happy will keep Kubes and Smith in a job.

That said, I agree with you that the Texans likely will go with a reach WR like Reubans or perhaps Fleener. But, as you said, the Texans make surprise picks all the time. So, maybe, just maybe they will listen to me

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And there it is. The final DoppelMock of the 2012 Draft season. I have really enjoyed reading and thinking about other people's mocks. It has helped me focus, encouraged me to watch film on prospects I initially passed over, and better prepared me for the fun that will be the 2012 NFL Draft. So, that that said, I raise a tall glass of Doppelbock to all of you and say thanks:this mock's for you!!!

1. Shea McClellin, OLB, Boise State, 6’3, 260, 4.62
I really like McClellin as a 3-4 OLB. As I have seen more film on him I am more and more convinced he is the right pick here. In 2011 he had 50 tackles, seven sacks, 12.5 tackles for a loss, two interceptions, one forced fumble and a blocked kick. In 2010, he had 9.5 sacks and 13.5 tackles for a loss. He is an athletic pass rusher and plus run defender. He is fluid enough to drop back into coverage. He is a high motor, relentless player. He can shed blocks, play the ball, and has solid instincts. I have liked him for quite a while and have steadily seen him going higher up mock boards. He reminds me of Brooks Reed not only in his style of play, and measurables, but also in his rise. At one point, Reed was considered a third, then second, and finally a late first early second. I think that's where Shea lies now, as a late first/early 2nd rounder. He immediately upgrades the pass rush, gives extra OLB depth, and can push for rotational time in Wade’s new fearsome OLB rotation with Barwin and Reed.



2. Brandon Brooks, OG, Miami of Ohio, 6’5, 346, 4.98
Before you begin to tell me that Brooks is too big for the ZBS, keep in mind, the ZBS is not based on size, its based on athleticism. Brooks is a super athetle for his size. His 40 time was 4.98. The closest person who had a similar 40 time was OT Matt Kalil(4.99), who interestingly enough is also 6’5. Here is the kicker though, Kalil weighs 308 lbs. So even though he outweighed Kalil by 38 lbs, he had essentially the same 40 time. Brooks has also the lateral athleticism and most importantly the strength to deal with the bigger, stronger Interior DL. While he is listed as an OT, I think his more natural fit would be at OG. He immediately injects depth to the RG spot and can push Caldwell.



3. Juron Criner, WR, Arizona, 6’3, 224, 4.6
I have liked Criner and mocked him before. In my mind he is the kind of receiver Htown could use next to AJ. He is a productive wr who did great at the senior bowl. In 2011 he pulled in 75 receptions for 956 yards and 11 touchdowns. Its important to note he missed one game due to an appendectomy. In 2010, he caught 82 passes for 1,233 yards and 11 touchdowns. He isn’t as fast as Jacoby, but he has good enough speed to get separation plus has the hands and route running that tend to elude Mr. Jones.



4a. Markelle Martin, S, Oklahoma State, 6’0, 203, 4.58
This may be a somewhat controversial pick, but here is how I defend it. Martin looks like a Daniel Manning clone. He has good enough speed, is a solid tackler, and can deflect passes. He is a 2nd round talent that will drop due to injury. He is immediate depth and contributes from the get go on special teams. He has all the tools to eventually succeed Manning. Having another Manning type Safety would make Wade smile.



4b. Michael Brewster, C, Ohio State, 6’4, 310,5.35
Myers just signed an extension, but there isn’t any depth behind him. Brewster is a great Center prospect. He is quick, can release off the ball, has excellent knee bend, and pull, and has good strength. He has a few technical issues that need cleaning up, but that can be done through good coaching.
Brewster provides instant depth. He could start right now, but he would benefit from cleaning out his rough spots. Right now he provides excellent depth. In a year or two, he can take over for Myers.



5. Brett Roy, DE, Nevada, 6’4, 280, 4.84
Depth is the key to any good defense. A DE like Roy would look great in a rotation with Smith and Watt. Roy is a high motor tackling machine who has a nose for the backfield. He had 66 tackles with 18.5 behind the LOS, and 10 sacks. Year before he got 50 tackles, 214.5 tackles for loss, and 8 sacks. You might say his numbers are inflated because he played at Nevada, but he got sacks against the Pac 12’s Oregon and the everyone’s favorite Mid Major: Boise State. This guy can play and I want him on my team. He is the type of DE Wade would salivate over.



6. Omar Bolden, CB, Arizona State, 5’10, 202, 4.59
This is a classic low risk, high reward pick. After the 2010 season, Bolden entered the 2011 season to HUGE hype. Some called him late first rounder, others thought early second. He was set to have another outstanding season and cement his first round status. Unfortunately he tore his ACL and missed all of the 2011 season. He is still recovering and should be faster once he is fully healed. I would draft him here and then IR him. I would give him the entire season to fully heal and spend the time teaching him technique and the playbook. In a year, he will be fully healed and will be ready to compete in a very robust CB group.

7. J.K. Schaffer, ILB, Cincinnati, 6’1, 227, 4.69
Here you go. A sleeper ILB prospect who could become a whole lot more. Last year he had 114 tackles with 12.5 tackles for a loss, 3.5 sacks, three interceptions, three forced fumbles and six passes broken up. In 2010, 111 tackles, 9.5 tackles for a loss, three sacks, one interception and two forced fumbles. In in 2009, he had 100 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, and three interceptions. He has gotten better every year he has played and will do great once he gets some coaching from Wade. Initially he can be a special teams monster and ILB depth. In time, though, I fully expect him to challenge for the ILB spot next to Cush.
Just curious, why draft an OG and center when a guy like Blake could do both? This would give you another huge pick #58. Also, compare your Safety and Winston Guy Kentucky who is a tackling machine and has speed to play both FS & SS and has played some corner.

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Just curious, why draft an OG and center when a guy like Blake could do both? This would give you another huge pick #58. Also, compare your Safety and Winston Guy Kentucky who is a tackling machine and has speed to play both FS & SS and has played some corner.

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Good questions!

1. I took Brooks becuase I view him as a starting caliber OG. Having a guy that big who can move well would be huge. He is strong enough to fight off the bigger DTs and NTs yet is not an immovable tub of goo. I see him competing for the starter's spot right now. Brewster is an excellent C. He was a 4 year starter at THE Ohio State. He has been good to very good for years. He too can push for starting time. Blake is a fine player and I don't want to take anything away from him. However, he really has only done it one year. He is a great depth player, but I am not completely sold he is a potential starter down the line. Again, he is a fine player, but I prefer getting two guys who I believe are starting material.

2. Guy is a great pick, can't argue with it. Martin, Guy, and Taylor would all be great Safety prospects. I happen to like martin more, but I would be thrilled with Guy or Taylor as well.
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Im a big McClellin fan and was probably the first one on here to suggest he warranted a first round selection. He fits this defense perfectly as a player and a person. However after learning that he has had 3 concussions at Boise, I can not justify using a first on him.

Love Brooks bigtime. He is going to be a very good player for a long time.


Not a big fan of Criner this early. Its a round to early for him IMO.

Love the two 4th round picks.

5th Dude paints his face! Can't go wrong with a face painter on defense.

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Good questions!

1. I took Brooks becuase I view him as a starting caliber OG. Having a guy that big who can move well would be huge. He is strong enough to fight off the bigger DTs and NTs yet is not an immovable tub of goo. I see him competing for the starter's spot right now. Brewster is an excellent C. He was a 4 year starter at THE Ohio State. He has been good to very good for years. He too can push for starting time. Blake is a fine player and I don't want to take anything away from him. However, he really has only done it one year. He is a great depth player, but I am not completely sold he is a potential starter down the line. Again, he is a fine player, but I prefer getting two guys who I believe are starting material.

2. Guy is a great pick, can't argue with it. Martin, Guy, and Taylor would all be great Safety prospects. I happen to like martin more, but I would be thrilled with Guy or Taylor as well.
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2009 (Sophomore): Starter at right tackle for all 12 games during sophomore season in 2009, earned first letter... One of 11 Bears to start all 12 games in 2009... Earned coach's grade of 82 percent on season... Totaled 76 knockdowns in 12 games.

2010 (Junior): Starting center in all 13 games, one of eight players to start every game... Named honorable-mention All-Big 12 by league coaches and Associated Press (earned third-team midseason All-Big 12 honors from Phil Steele)... Anchored o-line that ranked third in Big 12 and 24th nationally in rushing (194.6 ypg) and fourth in conference in sacks against (1.54 per game)... Totaled 82 knockdowns on season and received coach's grade of 81 percent or higher in 11 of 13 games... Had season-high nine knockdowns and earned 85 percent grade in win over Buffalo in second game... Earned top grade of 88 percent in three games, all wins, at Kansas (eight knockdowns) in fifth game, at Colorado (season-high nine knockdowns) in seventh and vs. K-State (eight knockdowns) in eighth... Moved to center from right tackle during spring drills.


2011 (Senior): Starting center in all 13 games, one of nine players to start every game... Named first-team All-Big 12 by league coaches, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Waco Tribune-Herald and second-team All-Big 12 by multiple media outlets (AP, Dallas Morning News, Yahoo!/Rivals.com, Kansas City Star, San Antonio Express-News, Phil Steele)... Named to Yahoo! Sports' All-Bowl team and ESPN.com's All-Bowls team following performance in Alamo Bowl win... Anchored o-line that ranked second nationally in total offense (587.1), fourth in passing offense (351.5), fourth in scoring offense (45.3) and 10th in rushing offense (235.6)... Totaled team-best 96 knockdowns on season and received coach's grade of 82 percent or higher in 11 of 13 games... Graded out at team-best 85.8 percent in 13 games...Had at least seven knockdowns and graded out at 86 percent or higher in each of first three games... Earned top grade of 91 percent in two games, both wins, vs. Stephen F. Austin (eight knockdowns) and vs. Texas (season-high 10 knockdowns)... Graded out at 88 percent with eight knockdowns in Homecoming win vs. Missouri, 88 percent with seven knockdowns in game 10 win vs. No. 5 Oklahoma, and 88 percent with nine knockdowns in game 11 win vs. Texas Tech... Coach's grade (91 percent) and knockdowns (10) vs. Texas in game 12 win both season highs for any Baylor offensive lineman... Earned 88 percent grade and had 10 knockdowns in win over Washington in Alamo Bowl... Preseason All-Big 12 selection by Blue Ribbon, Rivals.com, Sports Illustrated, Lindy's, Phil Steele and Athlon Sports... Named first-team All-Texas in Dave Campbell's Texas Football preseason publication.
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