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Here it is the pre-combine, pre-free agency and pre-workout mock draft. Again remember this isn’t necessarily how I would draft rather how I think the teams will draft.   Feel free to leave your thoughts, comments or suggestions.
  1. Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Joeckel   OT Texas A&M..With the expected departures to their offensive line Andy Reid gets the cornerstone for the new Chiefs offense line.
  2. Jacksonville Jaguars:   Bjoern Werner  DE  Florida State….Jags need to improve pressure on to the QB and Werner grades out now as the top end in the draft.
  3.  Oakland Raiders:   Star Lotulelei   DT  Utah…Every team wants a man in the middle that resembles Haloti Ngata and Star is that player for the Raiders revamped defense.
  4. Philadelphia Eagles:  Dee Milliner  CB   Alabama….Very good chance they will start the season with two new corners. 
  5.  Detroit Lions: Damontre Moore  DE Texas A&M…..With the recent departures makes this an easy selection.  Moore is a likely day one starter. 
  6. Cleveland Browns:  Jarvis Jones  OLB  Georgia…..After an offensive heavy draft last year the Browns flip and take best player available on the other side of the ball.   Georgia DC stated second best he ever coached only to D. Ware. 
  7.  Arizona Cardinals: Geno Smith  QB  West Virginia….the number one QB rated in the draft will be given every chance to be a day one starter. 
  8.  Buffalo Bills:  Chance Warmack   OG   Alabama….they can get their QB in round 2 instead get the meanest player in the draft and help build a real offense.  
  9.  NY Jets  Barkevious Mingo  DE   LSU….Need to brings some heat on opposing offenses and Mingo can do that. 
  10. Tennessee Titans:  Sheldon Richardson   DT Missouri…Return to the old days with some mean men in the middle of the defense. 
  11. San Diego Chargers:  Eric Fisher   OT   Central Michigan….Time to rebuild that line if they expect to return to the playoffs anytime soon.
  12.  Miami Dolphins:  Keenan Allen  WR  California….Time to get a #1 WR threat for this offense to have any hope of making the next step. 
  13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers:  Desmond Trufant      CB   Washington….Need to move on from Barber and the Aqib Talib mistake. 
  14. Carolina Panthers Jesse Williams   DT   Alabama….Time to get a new middle man to dominate the line of scrimmage.  Williams has great strength, power and is only scratching the surface. 
  15.  New Orleans Saints Ezekiel Ansah    DE  BYU…..New scheme means some new blood for the defense. 
  16.  St. Louis Rams:  Lane Johnson  OT  Oklahoma…If they hope for Bradford to continue to improve they need to keep him upright.       
  17.  Pittsburgh Steelers:   Sharrif Floyd  DT  Florida….Need to get a new anchor for the middle of the line and make up for some recent misses that attempted to do that in the past drafts. 
  18.  Dallas Cowboys:   Johnathan Hankins   DT  Ohio State….After the past year with the struggles with Jay Ratliff and Josh Brent it is time Dallas adds a reliable force for their new 4-3 scheme.
  19.  NY Giants:  John Jenkins  DT  Georgia….Time to rebuild the defensive line.   Jenkins  will give the Giants a nice trio of defensive tackles to rotate with Joseph and Austin. 
  20.  Chicago Bears:   Manti Te’o   ILB  Notre Dame…No player in history has had a more bizarre off-season then Te’o but time to move past that and landing in Chicago will help fix that.  
  21. Cincinnati Bengals:   Alex Okafor   DE   Texas….Has ability to stand up or put his hand down.  Potential steal of the first round. 
  22. St. Louis Rams (from Washington):   Kenny Vaccaro   FS Texas….Desperate need for the defense and should become leader of the secondary very quickly. 
  23. Minnesota Vikings:  Cordarrelle Patterson  WR  Tennessee….I was told before the season starts Patterson was the best of the Vols receivers.  They weren’t wrong.  Minnesota gets a much needed big target for Ponder. 
  24.  Indianapolis Colts:  Dantone Jones  DE   UCLA…..Focus last year was on offense this year top pick goes to the other side of the ball.  
  25. Seattle Seahawks:   Alec Ogletree    OLB   Georgia…..The Seahawks have had enough Leroy Hill drama to last them for a while.  
  26. Green Bay Packers:  Jonathan Cooper  OG  North Carolina….Time to rebuild that offensive line.  Cooper is a talented addition to any team. 
  27.  Houston Texans:  Kevin Minter    LB    LSU….They need a long term replacement for Bradie James and what better to replace one LSU LB with another.
  28. Denver Broncos:  Xavier Rhodes   CB   Florida State….Everyone remember how the season ended ….enough said. 
  29. Kansas City (projected trade with New England):   Matt Barkley   QB   USC….Barkley’s drop stops and Andy Reid gets his QB for the next twelve years.  
  30.  Atlanta Falcons: Zach Ertz    TE  Stanford....With Tony Gonzalez retiring the Falcons turn the page withe best tight available. 
  31.  Buffalo Bills (projected trade with San Francisco):   Tyler Wilson  QB Arkansas….How many times did we hear he’s tough like Jim Kelly.   Bills fans would take that in a heartbeat. 
  32.  Baltimore Ravens:  Dion Jordan   DE   Oregon…..Ravens just add talent to that defense.


Well there it is the pre combine, pre free agency, pre just about everything else.    Feel free to send me an email or follow me at Twitter at @ftballdialogue.   



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