Mock Draft With Trades, Including A Bengals Trade
Nov 2, 2013; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans cornerback Darqueze Dennard (31) prepares for the snap of the ball during the 2nd half of a game against the Michigan Wolverines at Spartan Stadium. MSU won 29-6. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports
11. Tennessee – CB Darqueze Dennard
Getting the best corner in the draft would be good for the Titans, Dennard is ready to go and would instantly slide in as the starter opposite Jason McCourty. I also wouldn’t rule out a move back for the Titans who should be in the market for a quarter back as well.
12. New York Giants – LB C.J. Mosley
How long have the Giants needed linebackers, it seems they have been searching for the last few years. This would be a very solid pick for the Giants, normally I don’t like picking linebackers high but Mosley can play all the positions and is one of the cleanest linebacker of the last few years.
13. St. Louis Rams – FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
I try to be different than other mocks with picks but this one makes too much sense. Currently St. Louis has a gapping hole at safety and getting Dix would complete an underrated secondary.
14. Chicago – DT Aaron Donald
The Bears might have to jump ahead of the Giants to land Donald because the fit make too much sense. Combining Donald with FA’s Justin Houston and Jared Allen would form a much improved defense for the Bears.
15. Pittsburg – NT Louis Nix III
The Steelers have tried to draft later round nose tackles and start Steve Mclendon, which is one reason why their usual stout run defense hasn’t been that good. Nix will give them this generations Casey Hampton.
16. Dallas – OL Zack Martin
Who knows which way the Cowboys will go, but maybe they make the smart choice and give Tony Romo another protector. Martin is a clean prospect and can play a few spots on the line.
17. Baltimore – FS Calvin Pryor
Pryor would allow last years first round pick Matt Elam to slide to his more natural spot at strong safety. Pryor fits what the Ravens do and is a true free safety that packs a wallop.
18. New York Jets- OLB Anthony Barr
Oh boy it the Jets don’t draft a pass catcher the fans might burn Radio City Music Hall to the ground. The draft is rich with pass catchers so it’s not the end of the world. I also don’t know if Rex Ryan will be able to resist not taking Barr at this point in the draft and having him smash Tom Brady from various positions.
19. Miami – LT/RT Morgan Moses
If Zack Martin is available then he is the pick, but Moses isn’t a bad consolidation and there are no questions about his ability to play left tackle. The team did sign Branden Albert so Moses will probably start at RT and provide insurance and the future at LT.
20. Cleveland (Trade with AZ) – CB Justin Gilbert
The Browns know that they are picking behind some cornerback needing teams and make the trade up to snag the corner with the highest upside in the draft. I don’t like Gilbert as much as some but there is no denying that he can impact the game in more ways then one.