Re: 2010 Mock Rounds 1-6
posted at 4/22/2010 1:40 PM EDT
Happy Draft Day Boys (and Girls),
This is my best and final.
My two guarantees:
My top 20 alternatives targets after Rd 1 (in no particular order):
- They won’t make all 12 picks.
- Daniel Te’o-Nesheim is a New England Patriot by weeks end.
DL Al Woods LSU
DL Tyson Alualu Cal
LB AJ Edds IowaLB Brandon Spikes Florida
LB Koa Misi Utah
LB Jermaine Cunningham Florida
S Myron Rolle FSU
CB Kareem Jackson Alabama
CB Jerome Murphy USF
QB Tim Tebow
WR Eric Decker Minnesota
WR Andre Roberts Citadel
WR Riley Cooper Florida
WR Blair White Michigan State
RB Dexter McCluster
OT Kyle Calloway Iowa
OG Mike Johnson Alabama
TE Dennis Pitta BYU
TE Jimmy Graham Miami
TE Tony Moeaki Iowa
Assuming they don’t trade down which I think is a huge possibility, I’d love for them to go for Golden, but something tells me they’ll address the interior and go with Pouncey or Odrick. If a higher rated player slips that could change the entire dynamic of Rd 1, but I’ll project based on the players assumed to be available.
Here is how I think the draft could play out:
22 C/OG Maurkice Pouncey- (6-5 304) Florida- Continuing with BB’s philosophy of building from the trenches out, this kid is one of the best OL in the draft, he has great size, power, athleticism and intelligence and has the ability to be an impact player at all three interior OL positions. He’s also extremely experienced and has been very durable, BB loves the SEC pedigree. (Alternatives: Golden Tate, Demaryius Thomas, Ryan Mathews, Kyle Wilson, Jared Odrick). (Also keep an eye on Earl Thomas and JPP if they slip)
44 TE Aaron Hernandez- (6-2 245) Florida- I haven’t moved from this pick in quite some time and I’m not buying his drop to rounds 3 or 4. This kid is a fast, quick, athletic, productive (111-1,382-12) and versatile offensive weapon that BB can move all over the field. You also have to love his experience and SEC pedigree.
47 RB Toby Gerhart- (6-0 231) Stanford- The future lead back and fan favorite. This kid’s been extremely productive (671-3,522-43), has good intelligence, quickness and power and is effective as both a pass blocker and receiver out of the backfield. He’s a great fit for their power scheme.
53 OLB Daniel Te'o-Nesheim- (6-3 263) Washington- The pick sure to shock most casual Pat’s fans, he’s my top sleeper in this class. The kid has great size for a hybrid 3-4 OLB, may also be able to play some 4-3 DE, great motor and quickness, high character, good production in college getting after the QB and making plays behind the LOS (30 sacks, 47 TFL). Could he be the next great NE 3-4 OLB?
119 WR Emmanuel Sanders- (5-11 186) SMU- He’s not very big, but possesses the type of short area quickness and lateral explosion that BB loves in his WR’s. He was ultra productive in college (285-3,791-34), is extremely fast, has experience returning kicks which adds value and will provide some big play ability.
190 QB Sean Canfield- (6-4 223) Oregon State- Smart kid, good size for the position and great accuracy. The next late round NE QB project?
205 DL Brandon Deadrick 6-4 309 Alabama- Great size and strength, strong at the POA and is very stout against the run, projects as a great fit at 3-4 DE.
229 WR Kerry Meier- (6-2 224) Kansas- Extremely smart, competitive high character kid with good size and quickness, run's good routes and shows the ability to find soft spots in coverage, good production (226-2,309-18) at the college level.
231 CB Sherrick McManis- (5-11 195) NW- Good size and zone CB potential, also has a lot of experience in the Big Ten (3 year starter). He had 5 INT’s as a senior.
247 DL Vince Oghobaase- (6-5 300) Duke- Great size and length, a lot of experience, has been durable. Potential late round 3-4 DE sleeper with BB’s preferred size.
248 OT Chris Marinelli- (6-7 300) Stanford- Tough, smart, durable OT prospect that plays with a nasty demeanor and will provide some OL depth.
250 S Chris Maragos- (5-11 200) Wisconsin- Excellent speed and quickness (3.98 SS, 6.55 3C), 4 INT’s as a senior, could be another core special teamer. BB loves quick, agile players.
Rookie Free Agents:
ILB Matt Mayberry ILB Indiana- Good speed, instincts and production, could be a core special teamer and provide some depth at ILB.
OL Jim Cordle OL Ohio State- Versatile and has experience at all 5 OL positions.
TE Jim Dray Stanford- Good size and ability as an inline blocker. Also shows potential as a pass catcher and could develop into a dual purpose TE at the NFL level.
P Brent Bowden Virginia Tech- The need a new punter.