Hey guys. We just completed our first Mocking the Draft Live Draft and here is who myself and steel.curtain.number2 landed.
Trade: Round Pick 24 to the Panthers for #40, 82, 105 and 136
Round 2 Pick 40: Ronnell Lewis, LB, Oklahoma
Other Options: Alameda Ta'amu, Kevin Zeitler
Round 2 Pick 56: Brandon Washington, OG/OT, Miami
Other Options: Bobby Massie
Round 3 Pick 88: Nate Potter, OT, Boise State
Other Options: None. He was so easily the BPA and filled a big need
Round 4 Pick 101: Juron Criner, WR, Arizona
I traded Pick 105 and our 7th round pick to move up and nab the early 2nd round prospect.
Round 4 Pick 120: Billy Winn, DE, Boise State
Easily the BPA and fills a need as our 4th DE. He is a 3rd round prospect and was too good to pass up here.
Round 5 Pick 136: Brandon Taylor, S, LSU
Again, the BPA and fills a need as a backup safety (future starter), a special teams player, and possibly a nickel corner as well.
Round 6 Pick 165: Chris Marve, ILB, Vanderbilt
I was going to take Marve at Round 5 Pick 152 but worked out a deal with the Browns to get our 7th round pick back.
Round 6 Pick 184: Delvin Johnson, NT, Marshall
I wanted Hebron Fangupo but he went right before I was going to pick. However, Marshall is a good prospect who might be able to become a starter down the road.
Round 7 Pick 216: Tauren Poole, RB, Tennessee
Poole was the BPA and is actually a very good prospect. He had a tough year because of how bad Tennessee was and he could become a good RBBC.
Ultimately I am extremely happy with this draft as we filled some needs early, got some major steals in Winn and Criner, and got a couple guys to fill needs again in the later rounds. Here are the reasons I picked to LB's.
1. Lewis is a versatile guy and is not strictly an ILB. He can be a pass rusher at OLB, he can play some safety, and he can play ILB.
2. Marve is more of the thumper we need while Lewis as an athlete. Marve is basically James Farrior in his size and speed (not his current speed, his old speed).
3. Marve was the BPA
What do yall think of this draft?