Jon Dove

Jon Dove has followed and loved the draft since he was a little dude. His life has been filled with many sleepless nights wondering just how the next draft would shake out. He took that obsession and started working with Dan Kadar at Mocking the Draft. Jon subsequently headed NFL Mocks, where he honed his skills in the areas of SEO, site organization and running a team of writers. Later, Bleacher Report approached him to join their NFL coverage team.

New Year, New Mocks

January 2, 2014

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To get the new year and draft season started off right, Jon Dove & Matthew Mochal share a pair of new mock drafts.  

New Mock Drafts by Jeremy Hyde & Jon Dove

October 31, 2013

New Mock Drafts

After two months of ’13 season film study, Jeremy Hyde & Jon Dove unveil their latest mock drafts.  

Side-by-Side Mock Drafts

September 16, 2013

New Mock Drafts

Using a draft order determined via a weighted draft lottery, Nick Page & Jon Dove unveil their latest mock drafts.  

New Three-Round Mock by Jon Dove

January 29, 2013

New Mock Drafts

1. Kansas City – Geno Smith – QB – West Virginia More Videos of Geno Smith

Smith is far and away the best quarterback in this draft class. He might be the only one to develop into an above-average starter in the NFL.

2. Jacksonville – Jarvis Jones – OLB – Georgia More Videos of Jarvis Jones

Jones is this draft’s most complete pass rusher. He’ll give the Jaguars someone who can consistently generate pressure on the quarterback. This team desperately needs someone to fill that role.

3. Oakland – Star Lotulelei – DT – Utah More Videos of Star Lotulelei

Lotulelei is a nice replacement for the aging and expensive Richard Seymour or Tommy Kelly.

4. Philadelphia – Luke Joeckel – OT – Texas A&M More Videos of Luke Joeckel

Jason Peters is too injury-prone to (read more…)

The Quarterback Prospect Shuffle

January 10, 2013


The fact the 2013 NFL Draft doesn’t have a clear-cut No. 1 quarterback prospect makes this draft very interesting. Look for the last half of the first round to include a mad scramble of trades. This is what happens when a quarterback class features prospects so closely graded.

Let’s first look at the different quarterback prospects. West Virginia’s Geno Smith is the only quarterback I have with a solid first-round grade. He represents the most balance between NFL readiness and upside.

Smith is generating the most buzz as the potential No. 1 overall pick. The workouts and interviews will be key to where he lands. This is a good sign for Smith, as he boasts a high football IQ and displays leadership.

After Smith, the rest of the group is jumbled together as early second-round prospects. This group includes Matt Barkley, Tyler Wilson, (read more…)

New Two-Round Mock by Jon Dove

January 5, 2013

New Mock Drafts

The 2013 NFL Draft is just around the corner, and that means you can expect to see a large number of mock drafts. Don’t overlook the mocks that come out this early, because they’re typically based more on the writers’ takes on the prospects.

As we get closer to the draft, rumors about which players teams are targeting really start to influence the world of mocks.

1. Kansas City – Luke Joeckel – OT – Texas A&M More Videos of Luke Joeckel

Andy Reid knows how much a shaky offensive line can impact an offense.

2. Jacksonville – Jarvis Jones – OLB – Georgia More Videos of Jarvis Jones

The Jags need someone who can generate pressure on the quarterback.

3. Oakland – Star Lotulelei – DT – Utah More Videos of Star Lotulelei

Oakland just needs a young stud to (read more…)

Falling in Love with Rutgers’ Khaseem Greene

December 28, 2012


It’s easy to fall in love with Rutgers’ Khaseem Greene, as this is a player with the potential to do great things in the NFL. Greene is the complete package who’s capable of fitting in any system. Look for his draft stock to continue to rise through the draft process.

In today’s NFL, a linebacker must be able to play multiple roles. Greene boasts the athleticism to support the run, drop in pass coverage and rush the quarterback. This versatility only increases Greene’s value, as he can potentially fit in either a 4-3 or 3-4 attack.

The image below shows the quickness and balance Greene has coming off the edge. It’s important to note that he’s under control and also keeping contain. Too often, edge-rushers take a straight shot to the quarterback but lose contain. This typically results in a big play.

It’s inaccurate to say that Greene is (read more…)

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