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The Van Buren Boys Mock Draft 1.0............

I need to take a break from all the "Harbaugh Bowl" talk, so what better way to do that then with a mock draft! Let me know what you guys think, you can tell where my main concerns are and I believe our LB corp. is one of the top areas of need overall. I believe in shifting 'Tez over to MLB and drafting the two new guys below to form one of the youngest and most talented LB corps in the league. With our DL up front, these guys will be free to make plays, while also vastly improving our Achilles heel (covering a damn tight end!). This is not taking into account Free Agency, since that is very difficult to predict. Happy "mocking" and Who Dey?!!

>#21 Alec Ogletree, ILB, GeorgiaConverted Safety who can go sideline to sideline and can cover. Vastly improves our LB corps with both youth and talent. Hopefully he is still available to us at #21.

>#37 Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina Top rated Running Back in the draft, which we drastically need an upgrade of talent and depth. Would also like to see us pick up another Running Back later in the draft as added depth.

>#53 Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State Physical corner who is NFL ready. Have been impressed with him since seeing him shut-down Michael Floyd in their bowl game last year. Had knee-injury, but is fully recovered and would add needed talent and depth to aging secondary. I am also still concerned about Dre, since we're not really sure what to expect from him.

>#85 Bacarri Rambo, FS, Georgia Extremely talented Safety who can compete for playing time right away. Due to a failed drug test may drop, otherwise would have went higher than this pick. Would be good value pick here for us and really help us upgrade one of our biggest areas of need.

>#115 Sean Porter, OLB, Texas A&M 'Tez to middle, Ogletree drafted as ILB and Porter drafted to potentially oversee the outside. We would then posses one of the most young and talented linbacking corps in the NFL. Plus, we might be able to improve upon our persistent Achilles heel......coverage of Tight Ends. We could then look to also bring back Howard and utilize Lamur, Skuta, etc. for depth.

>#148 Jonathan Franklin, RB, UCLA Another good back to help solidify our backfield. With Scott and Leonard most likely being gone, we've got a good young infusion of new talent in the backfield. Keep Peerman and we've got some flexibility and talent.

>#181 Craig Roh, DE, Michigan Depending on what happens between signing/tagging Michael Johnson, Geathers is almost surely gone which leaves us with a need at Defensive End. Expecting Johnson to be tagged, Roh would add some nice depth and would be able to develop behind either Johnson or Dunlap.

>#190 Sean Renfree, QB, Duke Helped to really put the Duke football program on the map. Smart QB, plus has the NFL size (6'4", 225). Duke threw the ball pretty well this year; Renfree could compete for backup job or possible practice squad.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors.

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