Mock draft Wednesday’s: 9th January

January 9th, 2013 | Written by Rob Staton

For Kansas City, it has to be Matt Barkley

Another week, another mock draft. This time things are a little bit clearer for the team picking first overall.

Andy Reid is in at Kansas City. The main reason the Chiefs job was so attractive was in part because they’re such grand underachievers. They have two good pass rushers, two excellent defensive backs, an explosive running back, a decent offensive line and some young receiving options. There is no way this team should be picking first overall.

The reason they are is simple – they don’t have a quarterback. Reid will know if he finds one, Kansas City could enjoy a resurgence and become competitive in an AFC West division that isn’t exactly daunting (Peyton Manning won’t play forever). He has to draft a quarterback first overall and I’m sticking to my guns on who he’ll take. I want to talk about this briefly before getting into this week’s projection.

A lot of people want to tell you how bad the quarterback class is, but in reality it’s just not as good as last year. There’s no Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III that tick every media-friendly box. Elite athleticism? Check. Character? Check. Feel good storyline? Check.

What you’ve got instead are three decent quarterbacks who all deserve first round consideration. Matt Barkley, Geno Smith and Tyler Wilson all have their faults, but all have striking positives too. It’s not a black hole situation for Kansas City and they can win with all three of these players in my opinion. For all the hand-wringing over the quarterback position, who else truly deserves to be the #1 overall pick? I’m not convinced Luke Joeckel is quite as good as a Matt Kalil for example (4th overall last year) while the top pass rushers don’t get close to Jadeveon Clowney (a probable #1-2 overall pick in 2014). This isn’t like the time St. Louis took Sam Bradford over Ndamukong Suh. There really aren’t many alternatives that will lead Kansas City away from trying to solve their quarterback dilemma.

Anyone playing any position could be a top-ten pick this year. That’s just the way it is. The talent differential between picks #1-25 is going to be minimal. And there’s no none-quarterback who truly deserves to go first overall.

If Reid ignores the position with the first pick, he’ll likely be depending on a Ryan Nassib, Tyler Bray, Mike Glennon or Landry Jones being available in the middle rounds. That seems like the blueprint to another lost year, and Reid needs to kick start this franchise and find momentum early.

So which of the three quarterbacks should Kansas City select? I still think it has to be Matt Barkley.

There’s a lot of garbage talked about Barkley – how he had a bad year, how he only succeeded due to the talent around him. If you want to blame anyone for USC’s meltdown this year, look no further than Lane Kiffin. When he wasn’t busy being a jerk to the media or playing silly mind-games with opponents, he was overseeing a shambles on the field.

Amid this shambles, Barkley still threw 36 touchdown passes. Had he not missed the last two games through injury, he would’ve likely topped 2011’s 39 scores – beating a season that won universal praise. He had to operate behind a porous offensive line minus Matt Kalil and with center Khaled Holmes suffering an injury plagued year. He ran an offense that scored 51 points against the Oregon Ducks – I guess Barkley also needed to play defense too seeing as Monte Kiffin’s unit gave up 62 themselves? In a bad year for the Trojans, Barkley’s numbers still stand out. So why is he getting so much bad publicity? Why has he gone, for example, from #1 to #32 on Todd McShay’s big board? Why has he gone from #1 on Mel Kiper’s board to not even being included – while Mike Glennon does make the list? I understand if you never rated Barkley to start with, but how does he go from best to borderline first rounder based on a 36-touchdown season? That makes zero sense.

If his success at USC was only due to a strong supporting cast, why did Max Wittek only throw for 107 yards against a rank bad Georgia Tech outfit in the Sun Bowl? Wittek has a better arm than Barkley, he’d played against Notre Dame previously. Why wasn’t the talent at receiver helping him put up big numbers against a mediocre opponent?

Andy Reid can build around a quarterback like Barkley. He is a methodical, accurate quarterback. He’s not going to run the read-option or beat you with his legs. He will orchestrate an orthodox passing offense, make quick, intelligent decisions and act as a point guard for your playmakers. In the right environment, Barkely can shine. Kansas City has that right environment. They can protect him, run the ball and use a possession-based offense. And they can win football games.

He’s also an engaging, hard-working character who will quickly take control of the offense. If you build to his strengths, he will succeed. I’ve long believed he has an upside potential comparable to Philip Rivers and I see no reason to doubt that. Rivers is competitive, accurate and when he’s had tools he’s been elite. If Kansas City builds correctly, Reid can win with Barkley.

In Philadelphia he drafted smaller, quicker receivers (DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin). The Chiefs should target Robert Woods with their second pick and maybe also Markus Wheaton. That way they can run a lot of quick screens, slants and get the ball to their playmakers – just as Barkley operated at USC. He has a bigger target in Jonathan Baldwin, although Dwayne Bowe appears likely to depart. Jamaal Charles is a perfect foil as a runner/receiver. With a good defense already installed, this could be a 9-10 win team in 2013.

You can make arguments for the other two quarterbacks too. Geno Smith has a superior fast ball and showed real efficiency at the start of the college season before things imploded at West Virginia (similar to USC’s crash, although Smith’s stock somehow stayed intact while Barkley’s fell). Tyler Wilson is surprisingly mobile and more of a gun slinger – plus he had no chance of succeeding in Arkansas’ season from hell. He does force too many passes though and occasionally makes questionable decisions. I still think Barkley presents the best option as a technically gifted passer who can act as a point guard for Andy Reid. And if he needs any reminder of what Barkley is capable of, he needs only look at the 2011 Oregon tape. Why not ask Chip Kelly what he thinks about Matt Barkley?

Three other quick notes – Tennessee defensive lineman Darrington Sentimore today declared for the draft. He’s a former transfer from Alabama. This is a boost for Seahawks fans hoping to identify a mid-round defensive tackle who can rush the passer. Sentimore is a fiery character, he weighs 290lbs and is 6-2 in height. He never truly delivered on his promise in college, but he has a lot of talent. He could be on Seattle’s radar. I’ve also left out Brandon Coleman in this weeks projection. Rutgers coach Kyle Flood says he doesn’t expect any more players to turn pro before the January 15th deadline and Coleman is yet to commit either way. I think he’d be better off turning pro given the quarterback situation, but it appears he might be spending another year in college. He’s only a redshirt sophomore. Taylor Lewan announced today he will be returning to Michigan for his senior year.

Onto this week’s mock draft…

First round

#1 Matt Barkley (QB, USC)
The Chiefs need a quarterback. They don’t have a terrible roster. They have to do this.
#2 Bjoern Werner (DE, Florida State)
The Jaguars need a pass rusher and Werner could be the choice after a 13.5-sack season.
#3 Sheldon Richardson (DT, Missouri)
Only Jacksonville had less sacks than Oakland this season. Richardson could be the next great interior pass rusher.
#4 Luke Joeckel (T, Texas A&M)
This is the starting point for whoever replaces Andy Reid. They have to repair the offensive line.
#5 Damontre Moore (DE, Texas A&M)
The Lions could use an edge rusher. Moore had 12.5 sacks in the SEC this year.
#6 Jarvis Jones (DE, Georgia)
Jones has top-five talent but the spinal stenosis issue will really linger. He’ll need to be cleared to go this early.
#7 Geno Smith (QB, West Virginia)
They need a quarterback. Simple as that.
#8 Alec Ogeltree (LB, Georgia)
Buffalo might trade back into the first round to get a quarterback, allowing them to take the best player available here.
#9 Chance Warmack (G, Alabama)
If Chance Warmack went first overall, it’d still be good value.
#10 Star Lotulelei (DT, Utah)
Plenty of upside here, just not a lot of consistency.
#11 Eric Fisher (T, Central Michigan)
They need to take a left tackle.
#12 Cordarrelle Patterson (WR, Tennessee)
The X-Factor player of this draft.
#13 Dee Milliner (CB, Alabama)
The complete cornerback. This would be a steal.
#14 Sylvester Williams (DT, Utah)
Big-bodied defensive tackle who can get to the quarterback and play well against the run.
#15 Dion Jordan (DE, Oregon)
Jordan will know he can make some money at the combine, so he needs to get healthy.
#16 Lane Johnson (T, Oklahoma)
With Taylor Lewan deciding to return to Michigan, this is great news for the technically sound Lane Johnson.
#17 Matt Elam (S, Florida)
Pure playmaker in the secondary.
#18 Jonathan Cooper (G, North Carolina)
Athletic guard who could even switch to tackle. He will start for 10+ years.
#19 Ezekiel Ansah (DE, BYU)
Another player who could really boost his stock with a great combine.
#20 Justin Pugh (T, Syracuse)
The next best tackle on the board.
#21 Barkevious Mingo (DE, LSU)
He had a tremendous Chick-fil-A Bowl.
#22 Arthur Brown (LB, Kansas State)
This guy is legit. A brilliant linebacker prospect.
#23 Travis Frederick (C, Wisconsin)
He’s going pro after dominating at guard and center. Big body, looks made for a man-blocking scheme.
#24 DeAndre Hopkins (WR, Clemson)
Minnesota needs a reliable receiver to compliment Adrian Peterson’s brilliance. They kind of need a quarterback, too.
#25 Manti Te’o (LB, Notre Dame)
The Ravens always seem to get value. What better way to replace an emotional leader?
#26 Zach Ertz (TE, Stanford)
Stanford’s leading receiver, his blocking is also better than advertised.
#27 Jesse Williams (DT, Alabama)
His best fit in my opinion is at 3-4 end.
#28 Sharrif Floyd (DT, Florida)
He’s a good fit for the 3-4 end position. Long term Jason Smith replacement?
#29 Dallas Thomas (G, Tennessee)
He had a great year on a losing team. Can play tackle or guard.
#30 Tyler Wilson (QB, Arkansas)
No, I don’t think the Patriots draft Wilson. But a team like Buffalo could trade into this range to get him.
#31 Jonathan Jenkins (DT, Georgia)
They could use a big body to help the run defense.
#32 Kevin Minter (LB, LSU)
Denver can afford to take a solid football player here.

Second round

#33 Jacksonville – Alex Okafor (DE, Texas)
#34 Kansas City – Robert Woods (WR, USC)
#35 Philadelphia – Barrett Jones (C, Alabama)
#36 Detroit – Jonathan Banks (CB, Mississippi State)
#37 Cincinnati – Eddie Lacy (RB, Alabama)
#38 Arizona – Kyle Long (T, Oregon)
#39 New York Jets – Tavon Austin (WR, West Virginia)
#40 Tennessee – Gabe Jackson (G, Mississippi State)
#41 Buffalo – Logan Ryan (CB, Rutgers)
#42 Miami – John Simon (DE, Ohio State)
#43 Tampa Bay – Tyler Eifert (TE, Notre Dame)
#44 Carolina – Shawn Williams (S, Georgia)
#45 San Diego – Justin Hunter (WR, Tennessee)
#46 St. Louis – Kenny Vaccaro (S, Texas)
#47 Dallas – Jonathan Hankins (DT, Ohio State)
#48 Pittsburgh – Markus Wheaton (WR, Oregon State)
#49 New York Giants – Oday Aboushi (T, Virginia)
#50 Chicago – Gavin Escobar (TE, San Diego State)
#51 Washington – Eric Reid (S, LSU)
#52 Minnesota – Bennie Logan (DT, LSU)
#53 Baltimore – Xavier Rhodes (CB, Florida State)
#54 Cincinnati – D.J. Fluker (T, Alabama)
#55 Seattle – Khaseem Greene (LB, Rutgers)
#56 Green Bay – Giovanni Bernard (RB, North Carolina)
#57 Miami – Brennan Williams (T, North Carolina)
#58 Houston – Keenan Allen (WR, California)
#59 San Francisco – Jordan Poyer (CB, Oregon State)
#60 New England – Blidi Wreh-Wilson (CB, Connecticut)
#61 Atlanta – Margus Hunt (DE, SMU)
#62 Denver – Terrance Williams (WR, Baylor)

Next best available

QB – Mike Glennon, Tyler Bray, Ryan Nassib, Landry Jones

RB – Stepfan Taylor, Montee Ball, Le’Veon Bell, Andre Ellington, Kenjon Barner, Jawan Jamison

WR – Steadman Bailey, Cobi Hamilton, Da’rick Rogers, Kenny Stills

TE – Levine Toilolo, Dion Sims, Joseph Fauria, Michael Williams, Brandon Ford

OL – Larry Warford, Brian Waters, Khaled Holmes

DL – Corey Lemonier, Sam Montgomery, Quinton Dial, Cornellius Carradine, Kawann Short, Darrington Sentimore

LB – Kevin Reddick, Chase Thomas, Kiko Alonso

CB – Sanders Commings, Greg Reid, Terry Hawthorne

S – Bacarri Rambo, Devonte Holloman, D.J. Swearinger, Tony Jefferson, T.J. McDonald, Shamarko Thomas

48 Responses to “Mock draft Wednesday’s: 9th January”

  1. Ryan says:

    Good stuff, nice mock, another Wednesday down.

    Sheldon Richardson is quickly becoming one of my favorite players in the draft for Seattle. I respect your ability to evaluate a player highly and I am pleased to see some of the other national pundits have him ranking in the 20’s.

    Do you feel his is a top 10 lock or is there an opportunity for Seattle to trade into mid teens to grab him if he suffers a Nick Fairley fall. What potential negatives exist about Sheldon that might allow for that type of fall? What do you believe it would cost to trade from lets say, 28 or 29 into 10 – 15?

    • GH says:

      the draft pick value chart offers some guidance there. To move from say 26 to 15 takes about that teams second round pick thrown in, or two 4’s and a 5 or something like that. the value chart isn’t written in stone but it’s a rough guide.

      It’s not a cheap move.

      • MJ says:

        *It could be cheaper this year, as the depth of this draft is really nice, even if the high end picks aren’t as valuable. This could be a year to make a jump without a huge sacrifice IMO.

        For example, a team set on taking a WR (think Dolphins) might be easier to deal with because there will be a bevy of guys available late R1. I would never expect this FO to trade up, but this is the year to do it IMO.

    • Rob Staton says:

      He’s not necessarily a top ten lock, but I have a hard time seeing him get past New Orleans at #15. To move up would from that range would probably cost a second round pick, maybe more.

      • Rugby Lock says:

        With the way our front office drafts that is waaaay too high of a price…
        I for one would be quite happy drafting Zach…

  2. AndrewP says:

    Rob- What are your thoughts on the value of Toilolo and/or Fauria in the middle rounds, seeing how at the very least they are both big-bodied receiving TE types (and redzone specialists)?

    • Rob Staton says:

      I like Toilolo’s height for the red zone but he looks better off as a pure blocker anywhere else on the field. Would love to see Fauria in an offense that used the TE more, liked what I saw. Fauria solid R3-4 range I think.

  3. GH says:

    “Peyton Manning won’t play forever”

    I’m not so sure about this….

    • SunPathPaul says:

      Maybe the ‘neck surgeries’ were to setup his future head transplant to a younger body!! LOL

  4. MJ says:

    Good stuff Rob. I really like Greene, but something tells me he doesn’t really fit the profile for this team. I think he can be a really nice WIL, but he’s not terribly fast and is a stiff athlete. I would like the pick, personally, but again, something tells me that he might not be the type of guy they want (just my opinion).

    I think they would like a guy like Kiko Alonso more, but where does he get drafted? He’s has some legit red flags, but has a tremendous upside and is really physical. Alonso showed some nice coverage ability in his bowl game and has really nice size. He seems like a Seahawk type of player with the edge/attitude he plays with. He’s a mean dude.

    Regarding Ertz…love it. Live in 2 TE sets for a majority of snaps. This offense could be unstoppable (sincerely mean that). Perfect type of offense to have long sustained drives and also mix in a quick strike or 2. I have never been an Eifert fan, but I do like his ability as a receiver. I thought it was quite clear that he is almost useless as a blocker other than just “getting in the way.” That said, he could be a nice complement to Miller or you could wait a little longer and get Escobar, who I think has a higher upside than Eifert, as he shows effort in the run block game.

    • AndrewP says:

      Alonso: I dunno, he’s a lot like Giacomini… only crazy and mean.

    • Rob Staton says:

      I’m not crazy about Alonso. He seems to blitz on a large percentage of his snaps and he’s just so small. I think he’ll get eaten alive at the next level. He’s small and quick but I dread seeing him take on pro-lineman and having to try and cover a tight end or a big receiver. Maybe he has some special teams value because he’ll chase and try to tackle. He seems like a complete loose cannon. I wouldn’t rank him as much more than a late round pick.

      • MJ says:

        To my knowledge, Alonso is 6’4″ 242…I could be wrong.

        I only bring him up because he did show nice coverage ability later in the season, even if it was the emphasis of his game.

  5. Bishop says:

    As much of a bust that Nick Fairley has been in Detroit, any chance of Seattle prying him away from the Lions for a 5th or 6th round pick? 2 years left on his contract ($2.7-mil and $3.1) and a cheaper and younger option then Branch. Could they make this deal before the draft so they can fill that need before the clock begins to tick down?

    • Rob Staton says:

      I doubt Detroit would be willing to consider a deal so cheap for Fairly. And from what I saw last year, he was playing a lot better. I doubt they’d be willing to do any kind of deal.

    • travis says:

      Fairly played better than Suh this year so I wouldn’t exactly call him a “bust”

  6. AndrewP says:

    Rob- While I like the physical make-up A. Brown brings to the table, as well as his stats this year, should teams be at all concerned that he has mostly non-existant when his team needed him the most during the Baylor and Oregon games? Especially when considering taking him in the 1st rd?

    • Rob Staton says:

      I don’t think so. The Ducks offense was far too quick for Kansas State on the night. They were outclassed. Unfortunately, Brown got caught a few times trying to do too much to overcome this. If you play him at the WILL at the next level and let him swarm to the ball, I think he’ll be a terrific player. He’s not going to come up against many offenses like Baylor/Oregon in the NFL where the rest of his teammates are just flat out beat.

  7. Barry says:

    Hey Rob any chance we could get some Dion Jordan film from the bowl game?

  8. Could not agree any more on Barkley. While he may not have as much pure talent as Luck, he’d enter the league on a better team and was far more battle tested at USC than Luck was at Stanford. Never underestimate cerebral QBs. Anyone that is doubting Barkley after over-hyping him last season is incapable of original thought, plain and simple. Another draft, another year where groupthink is pandemic.

    I just watched a little of Tennessee’s defense and Darrington Sentimore doesn’t stand out. He “looks” like a late 1st round pick physically, but he moves with the kind of agility you’d expect from a 320 pound lineman, which isn’t good for a guy weighing only 288. Arm/hand use is “okay”. Reminds me a little of Clinton McDonald. He’ll bounce around the NFL for several years as a backup, but I don’t see much star potential.

    • The QB comparison I’ll make for Barkley is Matt Ryan. So-so tools, but good mechanics/feel. Like Ryan, I think Barkley will have a very nice career if he’s given protection and a good WR corps.

      • SunPathPaul says:

        I agree… Barkley looked pretty dam good against Oregon, and if Reid takes him, imagine what help that would possibly be for Barkley. If Robert Woods is still available in round 2, like this draft supposes, they SHOULD take Robert Woods! They would all ready have chemistry and each other to lean on…
        KC could be dangerous next year if they do this! ADD Jamaal Charles – he can run, and suppose because of Reid and Barkley that Dwayne Bowe stays! They could even compete with Denver I bet… (at least in head to head games, their D is solid!)

    • Joe the Jarhead says:

      See I still love Barkley like I always, BUT if I were KC I would bank on other teams not loving him so much any more and maybe acquire some much needed draft capital in a trade down and still get my QB. He’ll be absolutely capable at the next level but KC maybe hope that this Griffin nonsense gets people loving QB’s who can run and only throw bombs and screens

  9. stuart says:

    How good is LB Greene in coverage? For a R-2 choice one would assume he would be a 3 down player. Our 2nd biggest weakness on D is covering the slot/TE. You have sold me so completely on Alec Ogletree that any other LB feels like a big drop in talent/ability…

  10. Ryan says:

    I don’t think the order is correct. Minnesota owns the #23 (10-6, lost in wild card round) and Indianapolis the #24 (11-5, same round), per nfl.com.

  11. Bishop says:

    I have been thinking for a while on which high 2nd round team will try to slide in to draft a QB. Seattle to me seems like a team that can slide out of the 1st round to pick up a 2nd and a 4th or 5th. New England seems to be the team that history shows is willing to do that. Last year though, New England traded up for their two selections in the 1st round.

    I think the Mock is the hardest, and most criticized, form of the NFL during the season. The reasons is that you can never make everybody happy, not factoring in the trades, and players sliding/moving up.

    You went against the grain on a lot of picks and I commend that. It’s not about what the fans want, it’s about team needs.

  12. stuart says:

    Personally I would not draft a player in R-1 or R-2 that is not an every down player. I know Irvin is currently a specialist but for the long term he was going to replace Clem as the leo. Suddenly now that is Sunday in Atlanta…

    • Rob Staton says:

      Just to further enhance this debate… the Seahawks currently take the WILL linebacker off the field for a lot of third downs, nickel formations and obvious passing downs – in favour of another corner. So I don’t think a WILL drafted in R2 necessarily has to be a three downs player.

      • Jeff M. says:

        Not to nitpick, but our WILL is only a 2-down player because Leroy Hill happens to be an inferior coverage LB to KJ Wright. If I’m not mistaken, normally 4-3 teams remove the SAM (or occasionally the MIKE if you’re playing a real run-stuffer there) in the nickel, right?

        Wouldn’t the primary rationale for grabbing a WILL early in the draft be to get an elite coverage guy as Hill’s replacement? If so, it’s strange to argue what amounts to “the pick doesn’t have to be a 3-down guy because Hill isn’t.”

        Unrelated question: how far do you expect Ertz would slide if Seahawks passed on him where you have him now? In my mind the only other remaining playoff teams with needs at TE are Packers (who may want to replace Finley, but don’t seem likely to spend a 1st) and Falcons (if Gonzalez retires). If the Seahawks don’t like any DT or LB in the late 1st and want to go TE/WR, could they move back to the high 2nd round (swapping with a team wanting a QB) and still get their guy?

        • Rob Staton says:

          I suppose it depends on how keen they are to keep K.J. on the field for third down. I’ve not noticed him leaving when Malcolm Smith started during Hill’s injury – and Smith is a much quicker, more agile linebacker. I could be wrong on that.

          Regarding Ertz – I would expect he’d interest Houston, Green Bay, Atlanta, Denver, Jacksonville, Kansas City and Philly. One of those teams if they’re picking immediately after the Seahawks would almost certainly take him IMO.

  13. E says:

    Lions fan here. Enjoy reading this site – lots of intelligent discussion. Really respect the way the Seahawks have built up their team.

    Fairley has been far from a bust. PFF has him and Suh in their top two DTs in the NFC North (over Melton, for example). In some ways, Fairley has been better than Suh. It’s also not clear whether Suh will be with the Lions in a couple years – he is pretty expensive, so it is worth keeping Fairley around for that reason alone.

    A huge need for the Lions is safety – I would put safety and DE above CB. We picked up 3 CBs in the previous draft (Bentley, Greenwood, and Green) and only Green stayed healthy. Bentley showed promise in the preseason and Greenwood has great height, length, and speed and is worth developing for a season.

    • Rob Staton says:

      Hey E – really appreciate you visiting the site and giving us some info on the Lions. Any help and advice I/we can get on other teams is always appreciated over here. We might know a thing or two about the Seahawks’ needs, but we rely on fans of other teams to advise us on other franchises. I’ve got you taking a DE/CB combo here but I’ll certainly consider a safety over a corner in future mocks. Also good to get an answer to the question on Fairley. Good to see he’s working out for you guys. Please keep visiting and joining in the debate.

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  15. E says:

    Also – I don’t know what you guys think of Sammie Hill – but he might be a worthy free agent signing for you guys if the Lions don’t keep him.

    • Meat says:

      It appeared he had a down year this season? Did he not play as much. I see he went on IR during the last week of regular season.

  16. stuart says:

    Love picking Ertz in R-1. If Wheaton was still there for our selection in R-2 would you pick him? Some would argue overkill but we would be loading up on a postion that severly needs depth…

    • SunPathPaul says:

      IMO that is the best idea! If Wheaton, Hunter, Allen or Austin make it that far, grab one of them!

      I would prefer they use Matt Flynn in a trade with say a 5th to move up in the second round and try for Hopkins or Austin/Allen at that point… Our Defense will be great next year no matter what, so lets SATURATE the offense with young and cheap weapons that can grow with RW… ===== Dynasty

  17. Meat says:

    I love the Ertz pick, but looking at the other teams I can see many teams picking up a great need in a TE like Etz. The Bears, Dolphins, Steelers (unless they resign Heath Miller), Rams, and Chargers need some offensive threats. He would fit on so many teams. I wonder if the Hawks would go big and pick two offensive playmakers with their first two picks? If Ertz, and then possibly Wheaton. DeAndre Hopkins a first round grade?

    The Jags and their situation is very sad. They cannot sell tickets, games are blacked out, and they drafted a QB whom is not their future. They just moved up in the draft a couple years ago to get “their” man but with a new GM and a coach I wonder what direction they are going to take in regards to the QB situation. WIth the 2nd pick in the draft they could move down, garner a few more picks, and then draft a QB later in Round 1. With how poor that team is on both sides of the ball it will be intereting to see what they do.

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