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Lance Zierlien's post combine mock (1 Viewer)

Bracie Smathers

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From his tweet

Lance Zierlein‏@LanceZierlein

Here is my first mock draft of the year.... cue the idiots who think every mock draft should look exactly alike:

that he already seems to know that some will not it but I think for sure that some will love it if the draft turns out like he has it mocked up.

He didn't do write-ups for every prospect.

Here it is.

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1. Kansas City – Luke Joeckel, LT, Texas A&M

Z-Report Says: With Alex Smith being dealt to the Chiefs, it strengthens the likelihood that the Chiefs will take a left tackle with the first pick of the draft and let veteran free agent Branden Albert walk. The only question could be whether the first pick is Joeckel or Eric Fisher. I find it highly unlikely that anyone will be willing to trade up for this pick since there isn’t a sure-fire #1 prospect in this draft.

2. Jacksonville - Dion Jordan, OLB/DE, Oregon

3. Oakland - Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida

4. Philadelphia - Eric Fisher, LT, C. Michigan

Z-Report Says: While the Eagles could use CB help as well, their QBs were pressured via knockdowns, hurries and sacks an incredible 241 times. I can’t see any way they would pass on one of the top tackles in the draft.

5. Detroit - Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama

6. Cleveland - Barkevious Mingo, OLB/DE, LSU

7. Arizona – Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia

Z-Report Says: If I’m Arizona, I’m hoping that the Jets, Titans or maybe even Chargers are willing to move up to this spot so that I can move back a few spots and grab Lane Johnson at a more reasonable draft position. The Cardinals need guard help as well, but this is too early for a guard.

8. Buffalo - Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU

Z-Report Says: New defensive coordinator Mike Pettine is going to use multiple defensive fronts and Ansah is the type of hybrid talent who can fit perfectly into what Pettine will want to do. I wanted to put Cordarrelle Patterson here, but the Bills new brain-trust is said to be very savvy and I can’t see them taking a WR this early.

9. NY Jets – Matt Barkley, QB, USC

10. Tennessee - Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri

11. San Diego - Lane Johnson, LT, Oklahoma

12. Miami - Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee

13. Tampa Bay - Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State

14. Carolina - Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina

Z-Report Says: The Panthers might be gun-shy about taking a guard in this spot, but they could plug Cooper in at either guard position and he would strengthen an offensive line that must not only protect Newton, but also open up more holes in the running game. Cooper’s ability to move in space makes more sense than Warmack’s power in this spot.

15. New Orleans – Kenny Vacarro, S, Texas

16. St. Louis – Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama

17. Pittsburgh - Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia

Z-Report Says: The Steelers stick with their board relative to their needs so in coming up with this pick, I tried to decide what the Steelers’ board might look like and who would be left. I think Jarvis Jones would be that guy in this scenario. James Harrison is 34 years old and Jones would add substantial athleticism and youth to the Steelers pass rush.

18. Dallas – Star Lotuleilei, NT, Utah

19. NY Giants – D.J. Fluker, RT, Alabama

20. Chicago - Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame

Z-Report Says: The Bears need help at LB, but I don’t see Te’o fitting their athletic profile and I’m not sure if they will be willing to take on Ogletree’s potential issues. While they need OL help, it might be a reach to take a linemen here. The Bears know that they’ll have to get their track shoes ready in order to compete in the NFC and Eifert gives Jay Cutler another reliable target who can create matchup problems and who can take some heat off of Brandon Marshall.

21. Cincinnati - Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia

22. St. Louis – Keenan Allen, WR, Cal

23. Minnesota - DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson

24. Indianapolis - Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State

Z-Report Says: I never go into any mock draft that I do with agendas for players and I was surprised I had Werner lasting this long. However, his average workout may scare some teams away as “some of his tape this season just wasn’t as explosive as 2011″, according to a scout friend.

25. Seattle - Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia

26. Green Bay - Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington

27. Houston - Datone Jones, DE, UCLA

Z-Report Says: I thought about putting WRs DeAndre Hopkins or Robert Woods here, but the way my board is going, the Texans would probably see strong WR value in the 2nd round. I put Manti Te’o here and then deleted it because my guess is that they will want to go with another, less expensive ILB in round 2 or 3 to compete with Darryl Sharpton. Jones, is a tough DE with good strength who would be tabbed to replace Antonio Smith down the road. Jones has the quickness to attack the gaps in Wade Phillips’ defense scheme and he has shown the ability to handle himself against the run.

28. Denver - Kawann Short, DT, Purdue

29. New England - David Amerson, CB, N.C. State

30. Atlanta - Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky

31. San Francisco – Robert Woods, WR, USC

32. Baltimore - Margus Hunt, DE, SMU
 
alot of WO's for round 1. definitely an interesting take.
yea 4 WR in the 1st round isn't happening.I could see this being a year with a record low number of offensive skill position players (QB/RB/WR) .. scenarios/boards exist out there for only 3-4 total picks in the first round of those players. No clear 1st round QB, at most 1 first round RB, and I only think there are 1-2 good first round worthy WRs out there.
 
Also no way the Packers are taking a CB in the first. If that's their BPA at the time they will trade back to where someone they need fits and re-coup the value. The Packers' secondary (even without Woodson) is arguably the strongest part of the team other than the QB and WR position.

 
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alot of WO's for round 1. definitely an interesting take.
yea 4 WR in the 1st round isn't happening.I could see this being a year with a record low number of offensive skill position players (QB/RB/WR) .. scenarios/boards exist out there for only 3-4 total picks in the first round of those players. No clear 1st round QB, at most 1 first round RB, and I only think there are 1-2 good first round worthy WRs out there.Only WR that's a reach is Woods. The other 3 have clear 1st round grades.
 
alot of WO's for round 1. definitely an interesting take.
yea 4 WR in the 1st round isn't happening.I could see this being a year with a record low number of offensive skill position players (QB/RB/WR) .. scenarios/boards exist out there for only 3-4 total picks in the first round of those players. No clear 1st round QB, at most 1 first round RB, and I only think there are 1-2 good first round worthy WRs out there.
Only WR that's a reach is Woods. The other 3 have clear 1st round grades.and it is not like some team won't pull an AJ Jenkins out from somewhere, especially with the 10-12 prospects bunched behind the top 2-3.
 
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Also no way the Packers are taking a CB in the first. If that's their BPA at the time they will trade back to where someone they need fits and re-coup the value. The Packers' secondary (even without Woodson) is arguably the strongest part of the team other than the QB and WR position.
Pretty much.With Shields, Tramon, House, and Hayward...CB in the first would be foolish and TT is no fool.
 

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