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Here it is. The Final 1st Round Mock Draft. I will make a 2nd and 3rd Round Mock Draft tomorrow after the dust settles today. Enjoy!

1. Kansas City Chiefs- OT Eric Fisher, 6’7 310 lbs, Central Michigan

2. Jacksonville Jaguars-OT Luke Joeckel, 6’6 310 lbs, Texas A&M

3. Oakland Raiders-DT Star Lotulelei, 6’4 320 lbs, Utah

4. Philadelphia Eagles- OL Lane Johnson, 6’7 303 lbs, Oklahoma

5. Detroit Lions- DE Ezekial Ansah, 6’6 270 lbs, BYU

6. Cleveland Browns-  CB Dee Milliner, 6’1 196 lbs, Alabama

7. Arizona Cardinals- OG Jonathan Cooper, 6’3 310 lbs, North Carolina

8. Buffalo Bills-  QB Ryan Nassib, 6’3 230 lbs, Syracuse

9. New York Jets- OLB/DE Dion Jordan, 6’6 243 lbs, Oregon

10. Tennessee Titans- OL Chance Warmack, 6’3 320 lbs, Alabama

11. San Diego Chargers- OT D.J. Fluker, 6’6 335 lbs, Alabama

12. Miami Dolphins-  S Kenny Vaccaro, 6’1 215 lbs, Texas

13.  New York Jets- WR Tavon Austin, 5’8 174 lbs, West Virginia

14. Carolina Panthers- DT Shariff Floyd, 6’3 305 lbs, Florida

15. New Orleans Saints- DE Barkevious Mingo, 6’5 240 lbs, LSU

16. St. Louis Rams- OLB Alec Ogletree, 6’2 242 lbs, Georgia

17. Pittsburgh Steelers- OLB Jarvis Jones, 6’3 241 lbs, Georgia

18. Dallas Cowboys-DT Sheldon Richardson, 6’4 295 lbs, Missouri

19. New York Giants- DE Tank Carradine, 6’4 276 lbs, Florida State

20. Chicago Bears- ILB Manti Te’o, 6’1 241 lbs, Notre Dame

21. Cincinnati Bengals- RB Eddie Lacy, 5’11 231 lbs, Alabama

22. St. Louis Rams- S Johnathan Cyprien, 6′ 217 lbs, Florida International

23. Minnesota Vikings- WR Cordarrelle Patterson, 6’3 205 lbs, Tennessee

24. Indianapolis Colts- CB Xavier Rhodes, 6’1 210 lbs, Florida State

25. Minnesota Vikings- DT Sylvester Williams, 6’3 320 lbs, North Carolina

26. Green Bay Packers- S Eric Reid, 6’1 213 lbs, LSU

27. Houston Texans- WR Justin Hunter, 6’4 196 lbs, Tennessee

28. Denver Broncos- DE Bjoern Werner, 6’4 272 lbs, Florida State

29. New England Patriots- CB Jamar Taylor, 5’11 192 lbs, Boise State

30. Atlanta Falcons- CB Desmond Trufant, 5’11 190 lbs, Washington

31. San Francisco 49ers- DE Margus Hunt, 6’8 277 lbs, SMU

32. Baltimore Ravens- S Matt Elam, 5’10 208 lbs, Florida

 

***QB Geno Smith, 6’3 214 lbs, West Virginia will be picked in the first round by trade… just don’t know where, likely 21-29***

 

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We are complete four rounds on the 365SportsReport.com Live Twitter NFL Mock Draft. As the acting general manager of the Atlanta Falcons, I had five picks in the first four rounds. One pick in the fourth round was a compensatory pick.

Round 1, Pick 30- CB Jamar Taylor, Boise StateJamarTaylor332

The Falcons are in desperate need of corner help with the lose of Brent grimes and Dunta Robinson in free agency. The team also lost Chris Owens who added good depth to the group. Taylor is an extremely athletic prospect who has good press man skills and will challenge receivers  He could start immediately. Biggest knock on Taylor is that he did not play against elite competition and he may struggle with the learning curve.

 

 

d mooreRound 2, Pick 60- DE Damontre Moore, Texas A&M

This was a need/value pick. The Falcons signed Osi Umeniyora and have some good depth, but they need a young pass rusher. Moore’s stock has fallen farther than anyone in this draft, but the Falcons get good value here. He can be a situational pass rusher and ease himself into a starting role.

 

 

David Quessenberry of San Jose State

David Quessenberry of San Jose State

Round 3,  Pick 92- OL David Quessenberry, San Jose State

The team cut Tyson Clabo and Todd McClure retired leaving big holes along the depth of the offensive line. Quessenberry came on strong with a great Senior Bowl and Combine and showed he has the versatility to play almost every position on the OL. That type of value is hard to find and the Falcons could have a potential starter at right tackle or guard when it is all said and done.

 

 

 

 

Georgia v South CarolinaRound 4, Pick 127- OLB Devonte Holloman, South Carolina

Falcon’s line backing core is not bad at the starter positions  but it is the depth that scares me. If Sean Witherspoon or Akeem Dent go down, the team is in for a rough time. Holloman is one of the best athletes at his position and the Falcons love tough, athletic linebackers who can play the run and pass. He is not the biggest but he is a physical presence as a tackler. Should add great depth and special teams play.

 

 

 

AaronDobson332Round 4, Pick 133 (Comp. Pick)- WR Aaron Dobson, Marshall

Do the Falcons need help at outside receiver  not really. The team has Julio Jones and Roddy White. But Roddy White is getting up there in age, not too bad by any mean, but the Falcons roster is set so that they can draft for value now. Dobson is a second round guy in my opinion and I couldn’t believe he fell this far. He will help add size and depth to an already great receiving core.

 

http://nfldraftlounge.com/top-posts-live-twitter-nfl-mock-draft-results-rounds-two-and-three/

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ESPN-NFL-DraftRecently I have been chosen to act as the general manage for the Atlanta Falcons in a live Twitter mock draft. It has been a lot of fun and it is lasting seven rounds. We are through with two rounds and a link to the page can be found below:

http://nfldraftlounge.com/live-twitter-nfl-mock-draft-results-round-one/

So far I have picked corner back Jamar Taylor from Boise State with the 30th overall pick in round 1. In round two I picked up troubled defensive end Damontre Moore of Texas A&M. Moore fell farther than I thought he would and should be a steal.

Stay updated by following @NFLDraftLounge and @Scoutingblitz on Twitter!

1. Kansas City Chiefs- OT Luke Joeckel, 6’6 310 lbs, Texas A&M

The Chiefs have narrowed it down to the two big time offensive tackles. Joeckel is NFL ready and will slip in for Albert if he decides to hold out or he could play right tackle for a year. Either way, they cant pass up on the best player in the Draft.

2. Jacksonville Jaguars-QB Geno Smith, 6’3 214 lbs, West Virginia

I think Geno Smith will go much later than this but I am not predicting trades just yet. Smith has his flaws but is the best quarterback in this Draft. The Jaguars are struggling to find a signal caller. Smith allows them a chance to get a play maker to lead the team.

3. Oakland Raiders-DT Shariff Floyd, 6’3 305 lbs, Florida

The Raiders need instant help in a lot of areas. One of the biggest concerns is at the defensive tackle spot. Floyd isn’t the best as a pass rusher but will add some penetration to the line. Floyd is a technician and great fundamentally sound player.

4. Philadelphia Eagles- OT Eric Fisher, 6’7 310 lbs, Central Michigan

I am higher on Fisher than on Joeckel, but it really is apples to apples when comparing the two. Fisher plays with a little more of a mean streak I feel and will be athletic enough to handle the Eagle’s intricate blocking schemes. Eagles need help on the line and Fisher gives them that instantly.

5. Detroit Lions- OL Lane Johnson, 6’7 303 lbs, Oklahoma

Losing Gosder Cherilus puts the Lions in a bind. Detroit needs to find protection for Matthew Stafford and after Johnson there is more prospects that are classified as “projects” more than anything. This is also a prime trade spot for someone looking to move up for a certain prospect.

6. Cleveland Browns- CB Dee Milliner, 6’1 196 lbs, Alabama

Cleveland is in a great spot for what they want to do. They can trade out of this spot and still grab a great player later in the first round, or they will take the best player available at a need position. Corner back is a concern but not a glaring need. The Browns can take a pass rusher like Dion Jordan or they can do what most people think they will do and draft Milliner. He is the best player at his position and will add instant help opposite of Joe Haden. Like the Lions, this is a great trade spot for someone trying to grab a player they love also.

7. Arizona Cardinals- OLB/DE Dion Jordan, 6’6 243 lbs, Oregon

Arizona needs a left tackle but all the elite ones are gone, so they grab the best player available in a spot that needs an upgrade. Jordan is one of the best athletes on defense in this draft and is a great prospect to mold. Jordan is great in coverage and also proven as a pass rusher. Ideal 3-4 outside linebacker.

8. Buffalo Bills-  OL Chance Warmack, 6’3 320 lbs, Alabama

This is a little high for a guard, but Warmack is special. If you add his great ability to the fact that the Bills lost guard Andy Levitre in free agency than you can see why this fits. The Bills need a quarterback and I believe they grab one either by trading up or taking one in the second round. Warmack adds protection to the quarterback who steps into Buffalo’s lineup.

9. New York Jets- OLB/DE Ezekial Ansah, 6’6 270 lbs, BYU

Rex Ryan needs to win now and that means grab a player that can make a difference. Ryan knows he is on the hot seat and is going to do everything he can to win. Grabbing Ansah gives them a guy that has the potential to be one of the best. But his “bust factor” is higher than you would like. Ansah is relatively new to the game and has trouble with play recognition. But Ansah packs the most speed/power combo of any player out there. The Jets need pass rushers too and this

10. Tennessee Titans- OG Jonathan Cooper, 6’3 310 lbs, North Carolina

I think this is a prime trade spot when it is all said and done, but as is the Titans need to upgrade the line. Cooper is an athletic big man who could play guard or center. It is early to take interior lineman, but Cooper is special and can help solidify the line with the addition of Levitre from the Bills.

11. San Diego Chargers- CB Xavier Rhodes, 6’1 210 lbs, Florida State

12. Miami Dolphins- OT D.J. Fluker, 6’6 335 lbs, Alabama

13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- DT Star Lotulelei, 6’4 320 lbs, Utah

14. Carolina Panthers- DT Sheldon Richardson, 6’4 295 lbs, Missouri

15. New Orleans Saints- DE Barkevious Mingo, 6’5 240 lbs, LSU

16. St. Louis Rams- WR Tavon Austin, 5’8 174 lbs, West Virginia

17. Pittsburgh Steelers- OLB Jarvis Jones, 6’3 241 lbs, Georgia

18. Dallas Cowboys- S Kenny Vaccaro, 6’1 215 lbs, Texas

19. New York Giants- DE Bjoern Werner, 6’4 272 lbs, Florida State

20. Chicago Bears- ILB Arthur Brown, 6’1 228 lbs, Kansas State

21. Cincinnati Bengals- S John Cyprien, 6′ 217 lbs, Florida International

22. St. Louis Rams- OLB Alec Ogletree, 6’2 242 lbs, Georgia

23. Minnesota Vikings- WR Cordarrelle Patterson, 6’3 205 lbs, Tennessee

24. Indianapolis Colts- OLB/DE Damontre Moore, 6’4 250 lbs, Texas A&M

25. Minnesota Vikings- ILB Manti Te’o, 6’1 241 lbs, Notre Dame

26. Green Bay Packers- TE Tyler Eifert, 6’6 251 lbs, Notre Dame

27. Houston Texans- WR DeAndre Hopkins, 6’1 200 lbs, Clemson

28. Denver Broncos- DT Sylvester Williams, 6’3 320 lbs, North Carolina

29. New England Patriots- WR Keenan Allen, 6’3 206 lbs, California

30. Atlanta Falcons- CB Jamar Taylor, 5’11 192 lbs, Boise State

31. San Francisco 49ers- S Eric Reid, 6’2 208 lbs, LSU

32. Baltimore Ravens- ILB Kevin Minter, 6’2 242 lbs, LSU

 

falconsRecently I posted an article on Football Nation giving a breakdown of who I thought the Atlanta Falcons would select with their complete set of picks. Click below for the article and detailed write up on each player:

http://www.footballnation.com/content/2013-mock-draft-atlanta-falcons-pick-by-pick-predictions/22246/

Here is a quick view of the Draft picks by round

Round 1 (30th Overall), CB Jamar Taylor, Boise State

Round 2 (60th Overall), DE Corey Lemonier, Auburn

Round 3 (92nd Overall), TE Travis Kelce, Cincinnati

Round 4 (127th Overall), LB Trevardo Williams, Connecticut

Round 4 (133rd Overall, Comp. Pick), OL David Quessenberry, San Jose State

Round 5 (163rd Overall), RB Stepfan Taylor, Stanford

Round 6 (198th Overall), WR Ace Sanders, South Carolina

Round 7 (236th Overall), CB Marc Anthony, California

Round 7 (243rd Overall, Comp. Pick), DT Nick Williams, Samford

Round 7 (244th Overall, Comp. Pick), QB Sean Renfree, Duke

Round 7 (249th Overall, Comp. Pick), S Zeke Motta, Notre Dame

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FootballNation’s Ryan Derenbecker breaks down the picks  for the first round (specifically my pick for the Atlanta Falcons) of the FBNation Fan Mock Draft. Check out the article and see his analysis. All in all it is a good read and he has some very nice views on the Draft.
Tight End Zach Eifert- Notre Dame

Tight End Zach Eifert- Notre Dame

 

Recently I was asked to act as the general manager for the Atlanta Falcons in a “Fan Mock Draft” for FootballNation.com. Below is a link to the article and picks for the first round and it is worth taking a good look at. The writers really are knowledgeable and it will be a good insight into where your favorite team might go. Keep up with the blog and follow me on Twitter @scoutingblitz.

http://www.footballnation.com/content/the-2013-citizens-football-nation-mock-draft-picks-25-32/22106/

 

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