Once again I get all excited for the draft and think who can we get with our Drafts. Here's another way too early mock.
Round One: Nick Fairley DT
School: Auburn Class: Jr. Height: 6'5" Weight: 298 Highlight
For the first round pick give me the Lombardi winner. This kid is a great athlete and a big mean streak. Some people may refer to him as a dirty player, but I think it's nice to see a player be aggressive on the field instead off of it. Fairley is the type of player that teams will have to scheme against, matching that up with Dunlap and you'll have an offensive line coaches worst nightmare. On top of a great season he looked great even in his bowl
Backup pick: Da'Quan Bowers
Round Two: Marcus Cannon OL
School: Texas Christian Class: Sr. Height: 6'5" Weight: 350 Highlight
Marcus is a BEAST plain and simple. He's a college tackle who could easily kick inside at the pro level, but still has the quicks to play RT. We need to go trenches in our first two picks it's no secret that's two of our biggest areas of need. If we can add this big bruiser to our line I think we can run the ball efficiently again.
Backup pick: DeMarcus Love
Round Three: DeAndre McDaniel SS
School: Clemson Class: Sr. Height: 6'1" Weight: 215 Highlight (JR)
(Character Issues may be something that knocks this elite safety back to the 3rd. We're openly not a team to have character issues deter us from drafting talent. This kid is a play maker and is what we're missing in our safety position. Fun fact: McDaniel intercepted Chistian Ponder (FSU QB) and separated his shoulder all in the same play.
Backup pick: Robert Sands
This may be the wrong draft year Ced want's to tell people things need to change or he's gone, this years draft class has quite a few talented senior RB's and on top of that 8/10 top JR RB's are also coming out this year. (Thank you upcoming Rookie Cap) John Clay is the ideal workhorse power back, and pair him with a speedier RB like Bernard Scott and you'll have that high power running game needed to compete in the AFC North.
Round Four: Greg Little WR
School: NC Class: Jr. Height: 6'3" Weight: 220 Highlight
Little was one of the players from NC that got in trouble with the NCAA for contacting agents. The talent's there just his stock fell because a season off. The argument for a receiver earlier is something I understand. But the need to beef up the trenches in rounds one and two is something that out weighs Wr's. So without going early there is still some great talent in the mid rounds with Wr's like Little here. Little is a WR who converted from RB and has talent for getting those YAC.
Round Seven: Tejay Johnson FS
School: Texas Christian Class: Sr. Height: 6'0" Weight: 212 Highlight
Tejay is a safety is who may not be as well know but has a pretty big upside and may be a good developmental free safety. His senior year he had 4 passes defended, 3 forced fumbles, 3 Interceptions and 1 Defensive TD. Not a bad senior season resume. As a depth and special team pick in the 7th round, Johnson may be the late round pick with the highest possibility to make an impact next season.
First Man I want us to call Wes Byrum, Kicker from Auburn. The Player had multiple game winning kicks THIS SEASON alone. We need possible replacements for kicker if Nugent isn't healthy, and if he is healthy have some competition for the job.
Another pick up we need to look into is Robert Hughes Full Back Notre Dame (I understand he is listed as RB but people say he'd convert to FB for NFL). I know a few people may be thinking well Pressley is doing great. Yea he's doing well but I at least want competition every pre-season, that gets the most from players. Remember Jeremy Johnson? Yeah he wasn't talented but he let himself get out of shape because he didn't have anyone to possibly replace him. If Hughes is better keep him, if Pressley wins good.