Please don't tell on me, but it's almost the weekend, and I'm ready for it to be here. So much so, that I'm doing yet another mock for those of us that are draft geeks. Here goes...
1. Jason Verrett, CB, TCU - one of the best cover corners in the draft, and may compete for a starting job by season's end. (Hey...we all know we don't start rookies on the defensive side of the ball...) He is 5'10", 176 lbs, and runs a 4.49 - 40. In the past 2 seasons he tops the nation with 38 passes defended (8 interceptions, 30 pass breakups). He played on ST, also.
2. Aaron Donald, DT, Pitt - one of the best, but undersized DT's in college football. He just landed Lombardi Award as the top d-lineman or linebacker, but at just 6'0", and 285 lbs, his size will force teams to shy away. The last 2 seasons he has 118 total tackles, 45 of which were for a loss, with 15.5 sacks.
3. Kyle Fuller, CB, Va Tech - this is a little stretch, but I think he is the CB to drop to us post-combine. Some may say 2 CB's is overkill, but Newman is VERY seasoned, and who knows how Hall's rehab will go. Fuller is 6'0", and 194 lbs, and runs a 4.45 - 40. He is very good in man coverage, and had 24 tackles, 2 interceptions and 10 breakups in his final season before being sidelined by injuries.
4. Jack Mewhort, OT, Ohio State - opened running lanes for one of the top running teams in college football. He is 6'6", and 308 lbs. He has played at both OG, and OT, and will fit in nicely to our o-line should Collins leave.
5. Hakeem Smith, S, Louisville - solid strong safety prospect who is credited for 283 tackles over his career, with 4 int's. He is 6'1", and weighs 180 lbs. He is solid, but not spectacular. Should be able to learn a bunch from Zimmer.
6. Logan Thomas, QB, Va Tech - at 6'6" and 254 lbs, he certainly looks like a dream prospect at QB.He also runs a 4.67 - 40. His career has been very up and down, and his numbers this year are rough due to a terrible receiving corps. For his career he has thrown for 8900 plus yards, with 53 TD's, and 39 int's. He's also run for 1309 yards, and 24 TD's. He is very raw, but no more raw the the current back-up, with quite a bit more upside.
7. Zac Kerin, C, Toledo - this is a very nice project pick. He show more upside that the C they took last year, and is a massive 6'5" and 300 lbs. Could win the starting job someday IMO.
Well...there it is. A reach or 2 maybe, but there are always guys that fall well below where they should, and we have a knack for getting the most out of our guys. A draft like this would thrill me.