Mock Draft 6 – (First 2 Rounds)

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(Updated May 7)

Round 1 

1. Houston Texans – Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
Can the Texans really pass on a prospect like Jadeveon Clowney? I’ve mocked Bortles going to Houston in my previous four mock drafts; however, I just don’t see Houston passing on Clowney. It’s not quite confirmed, but the consensus is that the Texas will make Jadeveon Clowney the first overall pick. Clowney possesses a unique blend of power and speed and is considered by many to be a once in a decade type talent. Houston desperately needs a quarterback, but the combination of J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney is too tempting to pass up. (Pick stays the same)

2. TRADE! Atlanta Falcons (from St. Louis) – Khalil Mack, DE/OLB
This second pick is somewhat tricky. St. Louis could consider trading this pick to a team like Atlanta or Minnesota. However, if St. Louis does decide to use their pick, they’ll decide between Mack, Robinson, and Watkins. In this mock, I have the Rams trading the second overall pick to Atlanta. With this trade, the Falcons select Khalil Mack. Mack is the complete package; he can rush the quarterback, he can cover, tackles well, great instincts. In a few years, I can definitely see Mack being the best player from this class. (Trade* Pick change)

3. Jacksonville Jaguars – Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
The Jaguars made some nice additions this free agency but there biggest issue is improving their quarterback position. Reports say that Jacksonville really likes Jimmy Garoppolo, which would be a huge reach here at pick 3. Jacksonville needs a lot of help, so look for them to go with the best player available here. Coach Gus Bradley helped build a strong defense in Seattle, I expect him to do the same in Jacksonville. Bradley would love to select Khalil Mack here, but with him off the board, look for Jacksonville to take the top offensive player, Sammy Watkins. He has the speed, skills, and play making ability to be a superstar in the league for years to come. (Pick change)

4. Cleveland Browns – Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
The Cleveland Browns are one of the more intriguing teams in the draft. They have 12 picks in the first three rounds, which include two first round picks. Cleveland can also go in a lot of different directions as they’ve been linked to numerous players. The way this mock has shaped up, I expect Cleveland to take the talented offensive lineman Greg Robinson. Robinson will be an immediate starter in Cleveland. I don’t believe the Johnny Manziel hype for Cleveland, I expect them to go with either Carr or Bridgewater. (Pick change)

5. Oakland Raiders – Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
The Raiders are a team to watch out for in May. Oakland could be one of the more active teams in the draft, but in this mock, I have them staying at five. I’ve mocked Watkins to Oakland in the past, but with him off the board, they’ll have to go in a different direction. With the 5th overall selection, I see the Raiders taking the powerful wide receiver Mike Evans. Evans would give Oakland a premier playmaker, something their offense is really lacking. Evans is a different style wide receiver compared to Watkins. Evans is a bigger receiever who dominates opposing corners with his physical play. Evans is the 5th ranked player in the Draftwiz Big Board, make sure to check it out. (Pick change)

6. TRADE! St. Louis Rams (from Atlanta) – Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
In this mock, I have the Rams trading down with Atlanta. Atlanta gets their guy in Khalil Mack while St. Louis gets their guy in Jake Matthews. The Rams could look at a top receiver here or even a top quarterback, but ultimately they want to address the offensive tackle. St. Louis is able to get the guy they want, as well as pick up a pick in the process. (Trade* Pick change)

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
The Bucs are definitely a team to watch come May. I don’t think they’ll move from pick seven, but if a top quarterback drops to them, they may pull the trigger. In this mock, with Watkins and Evans off the board already, I have the Bucs taking their top quarterback, which is Johnny Manziel. Manziel would be competing for a starting spot right away in Tampa. With a very talented defense already, Manziel could be the quarterback to take Tampa to a whole new level. In this situation, I don’t see the Bucs passing on Manziel, but if they do decide to pass on him, they could draft defensive tackle Aaron Donald. (Pick change)

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8. Minnesota Vikings – Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh
There have been plenty of rumors swirling around about what the Vikings will do with their eighth overall pick. The way the board looks in this mock draft, the Vikings will be deciding between a quarterback and a defensive player. I’ve heard reports that Minnesota will not pick a quarterback here. It could be a smokescreen, but I’ll trust it. That being said, the Vikings make a bit of a surprising pick by selecting defensive tackle Aaron Donald. Donald has helped his stock raise more than any other player this past year. He has shined all season and has now shined in both the senior bowl and the combine. (Pick change)

9. Buffalo Bills – Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
Buffalo is a team to watch in the draft. Multiple sources have stated that they are pushing hard to trade up into the top five. I believe the Bills are ultimately trying to move up and draft one of the top two offensive linemen. Unfortunately for them, in this mock, they weren’t able to make the move. In the last mock, I had the Bills taking tight end Eric Ebron. However, Ebron is expected to slip in the draft due to some character concerns. Buffalo has a need on the offensive line which is why I have them selecting Taylor Lewan from Michigan. Lewan wont be their top choice, but they’ll have to settle for him if they aren’t able to move up. (Pick change)

10. Detroit Lions – Odell Beckham Jr, WR, LSU
The Lions are another team that is seriously pushing hard to trade into the top five in order to draft either Watkins or Evans. But with both of them off the board, Detroit will have to go in a different direction. The Lions could address their secondary by taking either Justin Gilbert or Ha Ha Clinton-Dix but I expect them to go offense here. That being said, the Lions take wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr over tight end Eric Ebron. Beckham Jr would be a surprising pick here but his name has been rising up draft boards. Some people may argue that Detroit could trade down and still get him, but multiple teams have been linked to trading up in order to pick him. Beckham Jr has excellent speed and would compliment Calvin Johnson very well. (Pick change)

11. Tennessee Titans – Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
Tennessee lost starting corner Alterraun Verner to free agency and they are still in the transition of their 3-4 defense, so expect a defensive minded pick here. However, Jake Locker has had trouble staying on the field, so the Titans could surprise some by selecting a top quarterback if available at pick 11. The way the board stands at this point in the draft, I couldn’t imagine the Titans passing on Justin Gilbert. Gilbert is the top corner in the Draftwiz positional rankings and would fill the void at corner.(Pick stays the same)

12. New York Giants – Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame
I think the Giants can go in a couple of different directions with this pick. They lost Linval Joseph, so a defensive tackle like Aaron Donald is an option. A linebacker like C.J. Mosley isn’t out of the question. However, I am still convinced they’ll take the best offensive lineman available, which in this case is Zack Martin from Notre Dame. Martin had a very solid season at Notre Dame and has proved that he possesses the versatility to play either tackle or guard in the NFL. The Giants line struggled protecting Manning all of last year. Martin and last years first round pick Justin Pugh will give New York some youth along the offensive line. (Pick change)

13. St. Louis Rams – Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State
The Rams traded down earlier in the draft and were still able to get the tackle they wanted in Jake Matthews. If Manziel is still on the board at this pick, the Rams could select him here. With Manziel off the board, many people expect the Rams to take a safety. However, St. Louis makes a surprising pick by selecting cornerback Bradley Roby. Multiple sources have linked St. Louis to the physical cornerback. This pick will surprise many, as Roby was much better in 2012 than in 2013. (Pick change)

14. Chicago Bears – Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama
The Bears need major help on their defensive line and in their secondary. They added defensive lineman Lamarr Houston and Jared Allen in free agency, but they need some more interior help. Aaron Donald would be the perfect player for the Bears, but he’s already off the board. The Bears could take a corner like Darqueze Dennard or Kyle Fuller, but the Bears cant pass on safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. He is a rangy safety that lines up like a center fielder, but his speed and instincts allow him to get from sideline to sideline. (Pick change)

15. Pittsburgh Steelers – Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State
The Steelers need help on their defense, specifically both the tackle and cornerback position. Pittsburgh brought back Ike Taylor, but expect a corner to be drafted to eventually replace him. Darqueze Dennard seems to fit the Pittsburgh Steelers defense of old. Dennard, the Jim Thorpe recipient, is a physical corner who possesses great instincts. Dennard might the best man-to-man corner in the draft. If Odell Beckham Jr is still available here, he is a real possibility for Pittsburgh. (Pick stays the same)

16. Dallas Cowboys – Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State
The Cowboys defense was absolutely terrible in 2013 allowing the most yards per game in the league. Dallas brought in defensive lineman Henry Melton, but they also lost longtime Cowboy Demarcus Ware. The Cowboys are a team to watch, as some people believe they’ll move up to draft a player like Aaron Donald. In this mock, I have the Cowboys remaining at pick 16 and selecting Timmy Jernigan from Florida State. Jernigan is a disruptive player on the defensive line and should make an impact for Dallas right away. (Pick change)

17. Baltimore Ravens – Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
The Ravens improved their wide receiver position when they added veteran wide receiver Steve Smith. Baltimore could look to draft another safety here, but instead they’ll run up to the podium to announce the pick of Eric Ebron. Ebron slid a bit in this mock because of his recent character concerns, but Baltimore would gladly pick him here at pick 17. He is a big and fast tight end whose playing style has been compared to Jimmy Graham. (Pick change)

18. New York Jets – Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State
The Jets added wide receiver Eric Decker in free agency, but that’s just a piece of the puzzle. In past mock drafts, I’ve slated Odell Beckham Jr to the Jets, but that doesn’t seem possible anymore as it appears that he’ll be selected before pick 18. As a result, New York has been linked as one of the teams who are aggressively attempting to move up in the draft. There’s a possibility they’ll make the move but in this mock I have them remaining at pick 18. The way the board shapes up, look for New York to add the playmaking wide receiver from Oregon State, Brandin Cooks. (Pick change)

19. Miami Dolphins – Ja’Wuan James, OT, Tennessee
The Dolphins added tackle Branden Albert in free agency, but I’m still not sold on their shaky line. Albert will be a good fit, but look for Miami to still address their offensive line early in the draft. With the 19th pick, the Dolphins select Ja’Wuan James, offensive tackle from Tennessee. This could be the most surprising pick of the draft. The Dolphins could move up to draft a different lineman, but reportedly the Dolphins absolutely love James. The Dolphins could go in a different direction by drafting C.J. Mosley, but I’m going to slot them with James instead. (Pick change)

20. Arizona Cardinals – Blake Bortles, QB, UCF
The Cardinals need to address their outside linebacker position but they also should a quarterback early in the draft. The way this mock draft worked out, Blake Bortles has made a surprising slide to pick 20. During the draft, the Cardinals may look to trade up a few spots to secure Bortles if he actually does slip out of the top 10. Bortles would most likely sit under Carson Palmer for a year or two before taking over the reigns. (Pick change)

21. Green Bay Packers – Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State
I liked what Green Bay did this offseason by resigning B.J. Raji and Sam Shields. Then they also added veteran defensive end Julius Peppers. However, I still think Green Bay needs to address their safety and linebacker positions. I believe the pick will come down to Ryan Shazier, Calvin Pryor, and C.J. Mosley. As many fans will probably be screaming for Pryor, I expect Green Bay to select Shazier. With the lack of speed on defense, I think they go with Shazier. He ran a very impressive 4.36 40-yard dash at his pro day, which shows he has the speed to get from sideline to sideline. Packers fans should also know he has the ability to contain mobile quarterbacks, cough cough Colin Kapernick. (Pick stays the same)

22. Philadelphia Eagles – Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia
With Desean Jackson now in Washington, the wide receiver position is now in question. The Eagles are a team to watch in the draft, I wouldn’t be surprised if they moved up to draft one of the top three receivers. With all the drama surrounding Desean Jackson, people are forgetting that they need to address their defense. Philadelphia brought in Malcolm Jenkins to start at safety, but they still need to add some other secondary players. The Eagles are still transitioning to their 3-4 defense, so an edge rusher isn’t out of the question with this pick. The way this mock sets up, the Eagles will be deciding between Barr, Fuller, Mosley, and Pryor. If this scenario were to happen, I still believe the Eagles would select Kyle Fuller. Fuller is a very talented corner who very well might not even be here at pick 22. (Pick stays the same)

23. Kansas City Chiefs – Marqise Lee, WR, USC
The Chiefs got off to a hot start last year because of their defense, but in the playoffs it was the defense that let them down. I could see the Chiefs looking in the secondary if one of the top players slipped, but if not, they need to add some skill players on offense. I think the Chiefs would rather have Beckham Jr or Cooks, but with both of them off the board, I expect them to draft Marqise Lee. Lee was once regarded as a top-10 pick, but after a disappointing season that was plagued with injuries, he has slipped a little bit. (Pick change)

24. Cincinnati Bengals – Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
The Bengals lost defensive end Michael Johnson to free agency, so defensive end is a possibility here. However, the Bengals cornerbacks Terrance Newman and Pacman Jones are nearing their last days in the NFL. Talented cornerback Leon Hall is combing back from another torn Achilles, so there’s definitely room for improvement at the cornerback position. Jason Verrett might not have the ideal size for a corner, but he has great quickness and agility. He’ll make an impact right away in Cincinnati. (Pick stays the same)

25. San Diego Chargers – Anthony Barr, DE/OLB, UCLA
San Diego’s defense is a concern as they finished the season 23rd in the league in sacks and 29th in pass defense. The Chargers should be looking to draft a defensive lineman or a cornerback with this selection. On the defensive line, Louis Nix is a real possibility here. However with talented outside rusher Anthony Barr still available, expect San Diego to jump at the opportunity. Barr would fit greatly in San Diego’s defense. (Pick change)

26. Cleveland Browns (from Ind) – Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
In this scenario, Cleveland took talented offensive lineman Greg Robinson with the fourth overall pick. Now sitting here at pick 26, they’ll most likely take a wide receiver or quarterback. Ultimately, I believe the decision will be between Teddy Bridgewater and Derek Carr. I’ve previously mocked Carr to Cleveland, but I’ve heard they really are interested in Bridgewater. Others may not agree, but I’d be surprised if Bridgewater slips into round two. (Pick change)

27. New Orleans Saints – Dee Ford, DE/OLB, Auburn
The Saints made a huge splash in free agency by landing safety Jarius Byrd. The Saints must continue to upgrade their defense and I expect them to do so with this pick. The Saints would love to add another edge rusher, which would make Dee Ford the perfect pick. Ford has tremendous speed and would be a great fit in the New Orleans rotation. (Pick change)

28. Carolina Panthers – Joel Bitonio, OT, Nevada
The Panthers lost secondary players Captain Munnerlyn and Mike Mitchell. There’s also a huge hole at wide receiver. They cut longtime Panther Steve Smith and lost Brandon LaFell and Ted Ginn to free agency. Not only that, Jordan Gross’ retirement gives Carolina a need at the tackle position. All of these positions are possibilities here, so it all depends on who drops in the draft. In this mock, all of the top receivers are off the board. Reportedly Carolina loves lineman Joel Bitonio, so I expect them to draft the versatile lineman. (Pick change)

29. New England Patriots – Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville
The Patriots lost starting corner Aqib Talib to Denver, but they went out and signed Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner. It appears that the days of Vince Wilfork and Brandon Spikes are over in New England, so the defensive line and linebacker are possibilities here. However, with safety Calvin Pryor still available, the Pats would gladly take the best player available in this situation. Pryor is a big hitting safety that isn’t afraid to stir things up in the box. Pryor is ranked in the top 20 in the Draftwiz Big Board(Pick change)

30. San Francisco 49ers – Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana
San Francisco doesn’t have too many pressing needs, but they can use some depth at the cornerback and wide receiver positions. The 49ers are a team to watch in the draft as many have reported them as a team trying to trade up in order to draft Odell Beckham Jr. In this mock, San Francisco stays put at pick 30 and drafts the talented wide receiver Cody Latimer. Latimer has been a name rising up draft boards. He’d have a chance to play right away in San Fran. (Pick change)

31. Denver Broncos – C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama
The Broncos made the biggest splash in free agency as they signed T.J. Ward, Demarcus Ware, and Aqib Talib. Denver still has questions at linebacker with the recent loss of Wesley Woodyard. The Broncos would be thrilled to see C.J. Mosley slide to them all the way at pick 31. Mosley’s draft position is a bit of a mystery, as some believe he’ll go around pick 10, while others think he’ll slide to the end of round one. If Mosley weren’t available, Denver would most likely draft Ra’Shede Hageman from Minnesota. (Pick change)

32. Seattle Seahawks – Xavier Su’a-Filo, OG, UCLA
The Super Bowl champions lost some depth throughout the free agency period. Defensive line, secondary, offensive line, and wide receiver are all possibilities at this pick. Seattle’s offensive line struggled at points throughout the season, so I expect them to go in that direction. Xavier Su’a-Filo is the top guard in the draft and would fill a need for the Seahawks. (Pick stays the same)

Round 2

33. Houston Texans – Tom Savage, QB, Pittsburgh
The Texans smartly took Jadeveon Clowney, the best player in the draft, with their first pick. With their next pick, the Texans make a somewhat surprising pick by selecting quarterback Tom Savage. Savage has been recently rising up draft boards Bill O’Brien reportedly loves him. If they don’t go in this direction, Houston could wait until round three to draft a quarterback. (Pick change)

34. Washington Redskins – Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia
The addition of Desean Jackson should open things up for their offense. The Redskins could use some depth on their offensive line. Moses would blossom into a starting tackle in a year or two. (Pick change)

35. Cleveland Browns – Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State
Cleveland added a quarterback and a wide receiver already so they can go in a couple different directions here. The Browns already added Ben Tate, but he’s had a history of injuries. With all the top running backs still available, I expect Cleveland to draft Carlos Hyde from Ohio State. (Pick change)

36. Oakland Raiders – Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
The Raiders really like Derek Carr but they passed on him in round one to draft Mike Evans. In this mock, Carr is still available in round two. The Raiders would gladly draft the former Fresno State quarterback. (Pick change)

37. St. Louis Rams (from Atlanta) – Jimmie Ward, S, Northern Illinois
The Rams acquired this pick when trading their second pick to Atlanta. With this extra pick, St. Louis selects safety Jimmie Ward. Ward is one of the best cover safeties in the draft and should play right away in St. Louis. (Pick change)

38. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State
After adding their quarterback of the future in round one, expect the Bucs to add a target for him to throw too. There are a lot of talented receivers available here, but I have the Bucs selecting Davante Adams from Fresno State. (Pick change)

39. Jacksonville Jaguars – Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois
Jacksonville drafted wide receiver Sammy Watkins in round one. Now they need someone to throw him the ball. In round two, the Jaguars get their quarterback of the future in Jimmy Garoppolo. Garoppolo is my fifth rated quarterback, make sure to check out the top 5 QB’s in my blog. (Pick stays the same)

40. Minnesota Vikings – Demarcus Lawrence, DE/OLB, Boise State
Minnesota made a surprising pick in round one by drafting defensive tackle Aaron Donald. The Vikings will wait on a quarterback so expect them to draft another defensive player. They need to add some dynamic pass rushers to their defense, a guy like Demarcus Lawrence would contribute right away. (Pick stays the same)

41. Buffalo Bills – Ra’Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota
The Bills must continue to add offensive weapons around EJ Manuel. However, with so many talented receivers still available, they’ll wait until round three. The Bills would gladly take Hageman at this point in round two. (Pick change)

42. Tennessee Titans – Tre Mason, RB, Auburn
The Titans recently cut ties with running back Chris Johnson. Quarterback is a possibility here, but I still think they’ll draft a running back. Tennessee makes a somewhat surprising pick by selecting Tre Mason from Auburn. (Pick change)

43. New York Giants – Kony Ealy, DE/OLB, Missouri
The Giants lost some key players on their defensive line, so expect them to address that early in the draft. Kony Ealy will be able to play in either the 4-3 or 3-4. Ealy is extremely talented and this would be a great value pick for New York. (Pick change)

44. St. Louis Rams – Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State
The Rams have already addressed a few positions of need thus far in the draft. Drafting a wide receiver here would certainly make a lot of sense. Kelvin Benjamin has a chance to go much earlier in the draft, so this would be a good pick here for St. Louis. (Pick change)

45. Detroit Lions – Lamarcus Joyner, CB, Florida State
Detroit added a wide receiver in round one, so expect them to address their secondary with this pick. Lamarcus Joyner is a very talented player who possesses the ability to play both corner and safety. (Pick change)

46. Pittsburgh Steelers – Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame
The Steelers added corner Darqueze Dennard in round one and I think they’ll go defense with their second pick as well. Louis Nix could be selected in round one, and Pittsburgh would be very fortunate to have him sitting here with their second pick. (Pick stays the same)

47. Dallas Cowboys – Deone Bucannon, S, Washington State
The Cowboys defense was a disaster a year ago. After grabbing Timmy Jernigan in round one, Dallas addresses their secondary in round two. The safety position needs to be upgraded and Deone Bucannon has the talent to step in and play right away. (Pick stays the same)

48. Baltimore Ravens – Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame
The Ravens could grab a wide receiver with this pick, but Stephon Tuitt is too talented to pass up with this pick. Tuitt has a chance to be a good player in this league and he would add some needed depth to the Baltimore defensive line. (Pick stays the same)

49. New York Jets – Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech
The Jets need to add as many offensive weapons as they can. In round one, New York drafted wide receiver Brandin Cooks. In round two, the Jets choose to add the talented tight end Jace Amaro. (Pick change)

50. Miami Dolphins – Chris Borland, LB, Wisconsin
In this mock, the Dolphins addressed their offensive line issues by drafting tackle Ju’Wuan James in round one. Miami could use an upgrade at the linebacker position. Chris Borland is an instinctual player who would be an excellent addition for the Dolphins. (Pick stays the same)

51. Chicago Bears – Dominique Easley, DT, Florida
The Bears defense has question marks all over the place. After addressing the safety position in round one, expect Chicago to go defensive line here. Dominique Easley is coming off a knee surgery but he’s extremely talented when healthy. (Pick change)

52. Arizona Cardinals – Kyle Van Noy, DE/OLB, BYU
The Cardinals selected their quarterback of the future in round one. With their second pick, the Cardinals add outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy. Van Noy is very talented and could go much earlier than this in the draft. Kyle Van Noy is my fifth rated rated outside linebacker in my positional rankings. (Pick change)

53. Green Bay Packers – Terrence Brooks, S, Florida State
After passing on a safety in round one, Green Bay selects their safety in Terrence Brooks in round two. The Packers safeties were a complete disaster last season. Brooks would be an instant upgrade in Green Bay and he should see the field immediately. (Pick stays the same)

54. Philadelphia Eagles – Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt
Many believe the Eagles will take a wide receiver in round one. I expect them to address the wide receiver position in either round two or three. Philadelphia will be looking for a bigger receiver after releasing the smaller Desean Jackson. The Eagles would love to see Jordan Matthews still available at this point in the draft. (Pick change)

55. Cincinnati Bengals – Marcus Martin, C, USC
Cincinnati addressed their need at cornerback in round one. In round two, the Bengals address their need on the offensive line by drafting the talented center Marcus Martin. (Pick change)

56. San Francisco 49ers (from KC) – Keith McGill, CB, Utah
The 49ers selected a wide receiver in round one. In round two, they need to improve their depth at the cornerback position. Keith McGill is a big and long-armed corner who should fit the mold of this San Francisco defense. (Pick stays the same)

57. San Diego Chargers – Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood
San Diego was able to draft the sliding Anthony Barr in round one. The Chargers should look to address cornerback with their next pick. Pierre Desir is a long-armed corner who comes from a smaller school. He has a great story and is a guy everyone should be rooting for in the NFL. (Pick change)

58. New Orleans Saints – Bruce Ellington, WR, South Carolina
The Saints selected edge rusher Dee Ford in round one. In round two, New Orleans adds another playmaker to their offense by selecting wide receiver Bruce Ellington. Ellington would fit right into the New Orleans offense. (Pick change)

59. Indianapolis Colts – Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech
The Colts would love to add a safety with this pick, but all of the top guys are already off the board. Instead of reaching for a guy here, the Colts add outside rusher Jeremiah Attaochu. Attaochu would be the speed rusher opposite of Robert Mathis that the Colts are looking for. (Pick change)

60. Carolina Panthers – Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State
After addressing their offensive tackle position in round one, expect Carolina to snag a wide receiver with this pick. Carolina selects the former Penn State wide receiver, Allen Robinson. Don’t be surprised if the Panthers select multiple wide receivers in the draft. (Pick change)

61. San Francisco 49ers – Marcus Smith, DE/OLB, Louisville
The 49ers now have some questions at defensive end due to the Aldon Smith situation. Marcus Smith is a capable pass rusher who would provide some insurance for San Francisco. (Pick stays the same)

62. New England Patriots – Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington
The Patriots offense was much better when they ran from their two tight end set. Pairing Seferian-Jenkins with Gronkowski should bring back the explosiveness from their dual tight end set. (Pick stays the same)

63. Denver Broncos – Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss
The Broncos don’t necessarily need a wide receiver, but the loss of Eric Decker will hurt. Donte Moncrief should add some young talent to the Denver wide receiver position. (Pick change)

64. Seattle Seahawks – Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson
Seattle upgraded their offensive line in round one, look for them to add a playmaker in round two. Martavis Bryant was somewhat overlooked at Clemson because of Sammy Watkins. Bryant has some serious game and he would have a chance to play right away in Seattle. (Pick change)

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17 thoughts on “Mock Draft 6 – (First 2 Rounds)

  1. engee says:

    Tajh Boyd will be drafted in the second round. He is the most dynamic player nobody has on their radar ! He is a great quaterback.

    • Tajh Boyd was certainly a very skilled player in college but many don’t believe his skills will translate to the NFL. Most believe he’ll go between rounds 5-7.

  2. I agree with a lot of the logic you use for these picks. I’m one who believes that while there is a larger quantity of QB’s worthy of being drafted in the top three rounds I don’t see any of them separating from each other because they all have something negative. Manziel is the only one who has uniqueness as a playmaker (reminds me a lot of Doug Flutie, who never got a fair chance in the NFL imo). On the contrary, the WR position really looks like it will be the class of the draft – I can see Watkins, Evans and Beckham all being selected before a QB is taken. I’m a Vikings fan and have no problem with them taking Aaron Donald, but would be sooo disappointed if Garoppolo was selected one pick before Vikes in 2nd round.

    • Thanks for the comment. That would be quite the dissapointment for Vikings fans if Garoppolo goes one pick before them. However, if the Vikings really like a quarterback and he’s still available late first or early second, they should make a move to go and get their guy. I think that could be a pretty realistic situation.

  3. DraftWiz: Pitt would love to find Nix at 46. I have him going 29 to NE. You must be a Colts fan. Attaochu will be long gone by pick 59. I have him going at 39 to JAC after they take Johnny Football at 3. These picks create excitement on both sides of the ball that the owner craves. If the JAC GM passes on Manziel and he lights up the NFL, the GM is fired.

    • Thanks for the comment. If Manziel does succeed in the NFL, I think a lot of teams that pass on Manziel will absolutely be kicking themselves, not just Jac. I do realize that Attaochu is quite low here, and he probably does/will go higher, its just the way my board shaped up. Nix on the other hand I can see going as high as late first round, but I think its pretty realistic he goes in the middle of the second.

  4. Ronaldo Sanchez says:

    I think that Johnny Manziel is not a serious choice if a GM is looking to build a championship team around a franchise quarterback. For that you need a solid quarterback with more intangibles than just running from the pocket when you give up on your second and third receiver. A solid quarterback that a lot of prognosticators are overlooking is Tom Savage from Pitt. The guy is 6′-5″ has a rocket for an arm and is very accurate. He has a solid presence in the pocket, and unlike Manziel, he does not give up on finding his second and third options. In fact, the New England Patriots are very interested in him, stating that he has Tom Brady-like qualities. I think guys like Manziel are all smoke and mirrors and no substance.

    • Thanks for the comment. The Manziel situation is extremely unique. Manziel’s playing style is very unique, and his playmaking ability when the pocket breaks down is unreal. He seems like the ultimate boom or bust type player. He’s not your traditional quarterback, but he is a guy that makes plays, which is hard to come by. I think most GM’s believe that his talent is so great that you can win with him. Savage on the other hand, is your more prototypical quarterback. He reminds me a lot of Nick Foles. I see him going in the second round, NE is definitely a possibility for him, but I’m not sure he’ll be there when they pick in the second.

  5. PanthersVision says:

    I think your draft is as good as any other. As a Carolina Panthers fan, I would prefer them to trade out of the first round since I think all of the elite tackles and receivers will be gone. Trading down a few spots and picking up an additional pick or two would still allow them to pick up a Bitonio or Morgan Moses at OT or a Jordan Matthews at receiver. Not up there with the elites in this draft but serviceable players in year 1 with a lot of up side to develop into great players in 2-3 years.

    • Thanks for the comment. I could see the Panthers trading down and adding a few picks, and still getting the guy they targeted. Do you see any possibility that the Panthers trade up in order to get a better prospect like Mariqse Lee at WR or Zack Martin at OT?

  6. Nice projections. I like your blog; check mine out when you get a chance.

    In terms of QB: I think Carr gets taken at 20 by Arizona and Bridgewater and Bortles go between 26 and 29. Cleveland takes one of them at 26 and someone trades up to get the other before the end of the first round, likely Houston. I can see the Texans trading into the late first round to take Bortles or Bridgewater. It should be be interesting to see what the Texans do because QB is the glaring problem on the team but none of this year’s QB draftees are considered locks so whomever they draft will be scrutinized in this part of the country for years to come.

    • Thanks for the comment, and yeah I just followed your blog as well. I definitely agree that a team will most likely trade back into the first round to get a falling quarterback, always tough to predict that in a mock draft. Id be really surprised if Bortles drops past 20, I think a lot of teams like him, and someone will move up to get him.

  7. Lucky_1 says:

    Still think Manziel is over rated. He wins one game and now a super star?

    Over all good insights to all the picks. Nice job.

    • Johnny Manziel is the biggest question mark in this entire draft. I can see him being an MVP of the league, but I also could see him being a huge bust. I personally think he’ll be a good solid player, but you never know. Thanks for the comment.

  8. DraftWiz: Good call on James at 19. We both had 3 slots right. Most of your picks are close to where they went off the board. Nice comment on MN moving into the late first round to get their QB also. Great job! :)

    • Thanks I appreciate it. It was a pretty crazy night. Id say there were only a few picks that really surprised me. If I didnt project the Atlanta, St. Louis trade my top 7 picks would have looked different. But yeah the Vikings got their guy and so did Cleveland. I’ve been trying to hide my bias on this site, but with the first round over I think its time I can reveal it. Im actually a big Eagles fan so I was a little disappointed with their move. I like the trade back with Cleveland, but I think they could have gotten Smith in the second round. But hey if thats their guy, then he’s their guy. Still so many talented players left and I’m looking forward to it.

      Thanks again for all your support on my site.

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