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ICYMI: Stripe Hype NFL Mock Draft: Full First-Round Predictions & Analysis

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September 29, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive end Cornellius Carradine (91) against the South Florida Bulls during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos – Tank Carradine, DE, Florida State
After Elvis Dumervil’s departure, the Broncos are in need of a pass rush rusher that can replace his production. Before his knee injury, Carradine was a highly regarded prospect that could have been taken higher than this. The Broncos are not complaining

New England Patriots –Datone Jones, DE, UCLA
Datone Jones rose up many peoples’ draft boards after his impressive Senior Bowl performance. Jones reminds me a lot of Ty Warren, and I believe he could have that type of production for New England.

Atlanta Falcons – Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
Tony Gonzalez is turning 60 next week. Okay, not really, but you get my point – he’s getting old. Eifert is the best tight end prospect in the draft, and Eifert would look to become the successor to the greatest tight end in the history of the game

San Francisco 49ers – Eric Reid, S, Louisiana State
Losing Dashon Goldson in free agency has left the 49ers without a starting safety next to Donte Whitner, and San Francisco will be looking to replace him. Reid had a great career in college and will look to continue it at the next level under Jim Harbaugh.

Baltimore Ravens – Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia
No one will ever be able to replace Ray Lewis. Ever. But Alec Ogletree will do his best to his best to fill his shoes. Despite his DUI, Ogletree looks to be a first round pick because of his talent. Ogletree is an athletic, hard-hitting linebacker that looks to have success at the next level.

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