Andrew Parsons’ 2 Round Mock Draft (Trades Included): 4/9
1. Kansas City Chiefs: OT Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M
Haven’t changed this pick. All indications have been that this is their guy.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars: QB Geno Smith, West Virginia
Another pick that I don’t see myself changing as the draft approaches. New QB is the next logical step in the Jaguars rebuilding process.
3. Oakland Raiders: OLB Dion Jordan, Oregon
Last time, I went with Ziggy Ansah here. This time around, I chose Jordan. I know the Raiders signed a couple of free agent linebackers, but they are versatile, and so is Jordan. There’s a lot of options there.
4. Philadelphia Eagles: DT Star Lotulelei, Utah
Versatility seems to be the name of the game for the Eagles, and Star fits that mold better than Sharrif Floyd.
5. Detroit Lions: OT Eric Fisher, Central Michigan
One can easily make the chase that Fisher is superior to Joeckel. Maybe the Lions have more faith in Riley Reiff than I do, but I think Fisher’s the guy they want to bring in to protect Stafford’s blindside.
6. **San Diego Chargers (via CLE)**: OT Lane Johnson, Oklahoma
Many people think the Dolphins are going to move up here, but I could see the Chargers beating them to the punch. I think the Dolphins are likely more comfortable with Jon Martin at LT than the Chargers are with King Dunlap.
7. Arizona Cardinals: OLB Ezekiel Ansah, BYU
Too early for an offensive guard, and the top three OTs are off the board. So the Cardinals chose to add the explosive pass rusher instead.
8. Buffalo Bills: WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee
I think the Bills will explore trading down and selecting a QB. However, at 8, they are in a prime position to add a weapon. I considered Tavon Austin here, but there are only so many touches you can give to he and CJ Spiller in space, so I went with Cordarrelle instead.
9. New York Jets: LB Barkevious Mingo, LSU
The Jets desperately need a pass rusher, and Mingo fits the bill.
10. Tennessee Titans: CB Dee Milliner, Alabama
The Titans don’t have a lot of holes, but need a talent infusion. I think they’d be thrilled if Milliner made it to this point.
11. Cleveland Browns (via MIA): CB Xavier Rhdoes, FSU
I think the Browns would highly consider Eifert here, but instead, I think they’d ultimately chose to upgrade their CB corps.
12. Miami Dolphins: OT DJ Fluker, Alabama
The new rumor, and I can believe it. The Miami Dolphins are apparently high on Jon Martin for some reason, and if they truly do like him at LT, then adding a likely upper echelon RT makes a ton of sense.
13. **New York Jets (via TB)**: WR Tavon Austin, West Virginia
I’m saying the Revis deal goes down. Having already added a pass rusher, the Jets decide to add an explosive element to an offense that is severely lacking one.
14. Carolina Panthers: DT Sharrif Floyd, Florida
This might be the fastest run to the podium ever. Most people think Floyd is a top talent, and the DT position is in desperate need of attention for the Panthers.
15. New Orleans Saints: OLB Jarvis Jones, Georgia
A highly productive pass rusher who makes a good deal of sense for a team converting to the 34.
16. St. Louis Rams: S Kenny Vacarro, Texas
S is definitely a position the Rams need to address, and with the combination of Austin being off the board, and the fear of Vacarro being snagged by Dallas, I think it’s very likely he goes here.
17. Pittsburgh Steelers: OLB Cornelius Carradine, FSU
The Steelers add a big, physical pass rusher to step into the spot James Harrison’s release left open.
18. Dallas Cowboys: OG Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina
Whether or not the Cowboys add a free agent right tackle or not, they still need interior help, and Cooper fits the bill.
19. New York Giants: LB Alec Ogletree, Georgia
Ogletree adds an influx of speed and explosiveness to the Giants linebacking corps. He’s not completely there yet, but his ridiculous stop-start ability and speed will help deal with the rest of the NFC East.
20. Chicago Bears: LB Arthur Brown, Kansas State
The Bears experienced some turnover (Urlacher, Roach) at their linebacker position, and despite a few small signings, it’s tough to pass up Brown at this point.
21. Cincinnati Bengals: OT Menelik Watson, FSU
It’s starting to look more and more like Andre Smith won’t be back. There have been numerous rumors about Watson not getting out of the first round, and this seems like a logical landing spot.
22. St. Louis Rams (from Washington Redskins): OG Chance Warmack, Alabama
Fisher stills love to ground and pound the football, and for that reason, he will be absolutely thrilled to see Warmack on the board at this point in the draft. Could potentially rival the Panthers for fastest run to the podium.
23. Minnesota Vikings: LB Manti Te’o, Notre Dame
Vikings fans may not like it, but it’s not like I’m the first one suggesting this. When every talking head is saying Te’o doesn’t get out of the first, I have to believe them. The film says otherwise, but sometimes it’s not always about the film.
24. **Buffalo Bills (via IND)**: QB Ryan Nassib, Syracuse
I think Doug Marrone wants to bring his old QB from ‘Cuse with him to Buffalo. He already added a weapon in Patterson, but now trades up in front of the Vikings to make sure he can secure Nassib.
25. Minnesota Vikings (from Seattle Seahawks): QB EJ Manuel, FSU
Don’t think we’ll see just 2 first round QBs. While none of the teams picking immediately behind the Vikings are a threat to snag Manuel, the Eagles certainly are, so the Vikings decide to grab some insurance in case Ponder doesn’t show improvement.
26. **Philadelphia Eagles (via GB)**: CB Desmond Trufant, Washington
I personally don’t grade Trufant this highly, but it seems as if many others do. Based on current projections, this might actually be a little bit of a slide for Trufant. With teams like New England and Atlanta looming, and GB likely a willing trading partner, this is a good place to make a move for Trufant.
27. **Detroit Lions (via HOU)**: DE Bjoern Werner, FSU
I think Detroit would absolutely pounce on the chance to move up for Werner at this point in the draft. OT and DE are their biggest needs, and earlier I had them add arguably the top OT in this class (Eric Fisher) at #5. Now here at 27, with the trade up, they are able to get someone who was frequently mocked to them at #5 pre combine.
28. Denver Broncos: DT Sheldon Richardson, Missouri
The Broncos signed Terrance Knighton, and resigned Kevin Vickerson, but someone of Richardson’s talent, this late, is just too much to pass up, even with Cyprien on the board.
29. New England Patriots: WR DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson
It is no secret the Patriots are looking to add a weapon at WR. While I don’t believe Hopkins is a first round caliber WR, most seem to think he is.
30. Atlanta Falcons: CB Jamar Taylor, Boise State
After releasing Dunta Robinson, the Falcons opened up a massive hole at their #2 CB slot. While Dimitroff usually stays away from character concern guys, Jamar Taylor was only suspended for one game as a Sophomore. Considering the amount of pre-draft time the Falcons have spent with Taylor, it’s hard for me to believe it’s a major concern.
31. San Francisco 49ers: S Jonathan Cyprien, FIU
If he makes it here, the 49ers will be ecstatic. Cyprien represents a perfect replacement for Dashon Goldson.
32. Baltimore Ravens: LB Kevin Minter, LSU
Minter is a pick that makes too much sense at this point. Minter may never be an All-Pro, but he’ll be a nice piece in the middle of the new look Baltimore defense.
33. Jacksonville Jaguars: LB Sio Moore, UConn
34. San Francisco 49ers (from Kansas City Chiefs): TE Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame
35. **Green Bay (via PHI)**: DL Sylvester Williams, North Carolina
36. **Houston Texans (via DET)**: WR Markus Wheaton, Oregon State
37. Cincinnati Bengals (from Oakland Raiders): S Eric Reid, LSU
38. Arizona Cardinals: OL Dallas Thomas, Tennessee
39. New York Jets: RB Eddie Lacy, Alabama
40. Tennessee Titans: OG Larry Warford, Kentucky
41. **Indianapolis Colts (via BUF)**: WR Keenan Allen, Cal
42. Miami Dolphins: TE Zach Ertz, Stanford
43. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: QB Matt Barkley, USC
44. Carolina Panthers: WR Justin Hunter, Tennessee
45. **Cleveland Browns (via SD)**: OG Kyle Long, Oregon
46. St. Louis Rams: WR Quinton Patton, Louisiana Tech
47. Dallas Cowboys: S Matt Elam, Florida
48. Pittsburgh Steelers: DL Jesse Williams, Alabama
49. New York Giants: DE Alex Okafor, Texas
50. Chicago Bears: WR Robert Woods, USC
51. Washington Redskins: CB Jordan Poyer, Oregon State
52. Minnesota Vikings: CB Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State
53. Cincinnati Bengals: RB Giovanni Bernard, North Carolina
54. Miami Dolphins (from Indianapolis Colts): CB Darius Slay, Mississippi State
55. Green Bay Packers: S DJ Swearinger, South Carolina
56. Seattle Seahawks: OT Reid Fragel, Ohio State
57. Houston Texans: OT Terron Armstead, Arkansas Pine-Bluff
58. Denver Broncos: RB Lev’eon Bell, Michigan State
59. New England Patriots: DE Margus Hunt, SMU
60. Atlanta Falcons: DL Datone Jones, UCLA
61. San Francisco 49ers: OLB Damontre Moore,
62. Baltimore Ravens: S Shamarko Thomas, Syracuse