1st round mock with trades...full jets mock
People usually react with scorn when a mock is attempted with trades but I try and do at least one simply because trades do in fact happen each year
in the 1st round and often multiple trades. Thus here is my trade heavy mock draft for you to kick around like an old football. I made all trades
using the draft pick value chart and can document them if called upon to do so.
1 - Kansas City Chiefs - Luke Joeckel - OT - Texas A&M
The Chiefs take the top rated OT, especially with the Brandon Albert situation lingering.
2 - Jacksonville Jaguars - Shariff Floyd - DT - Florida
Jacksonville was 30th against the run last year and take a play making DT.
3 - Oakland Raiders - Dee Milliner - Alabama
The Raiders might have taken Floyd if he was there, they consider Fisher but were 20th vs the pass last year and need a top notch CB.
4 - Philadelphia Eagles - Eric Fisher - OT - Central Michigan
The Eagles have gotten their QB's killed with a poor and injured oline in recent years. They address that on going issue.
Trade: Buffalo trades with Detroit to move up #5 to get ahead of Arizona and Cleveland.
5 - Buffalo Bills - Geno Smith - QB - West Virginia
The Bills dumped Fitzpatrick and need a franchise QB to build around.
6 - Cleveland Browns - Dion Jordan - OLB - Oregon
Cleveland was 19th vs the run, 25th vs the pass and 16th in sacks last year and thus take the versatile athletic DE/OLB
7 - Arizona Cardinals - Lane Johnson - OT - Oklahoma
The Cards have had oline problems for years, with no Geno Smith on the board they try and solve their LT problem.
8 - Detroit Lions - Ezekiel Ansah - DE - BYU
The Lions lost Cliff Avril to the Seahawksand were 24th in sacks last season and thus take a chance on the Ansah.
Trade: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers trade with the New York Jets to get ahead of Tennessee, San Diego and Miami
9 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Xavier Rhodes - CB - Florida State
CB's and olineman often get pushed up a bit on draft day. The Bucs, assuming they do not get Revis need an upgrade badly in that area.
10 - Tennessee Titans - Kenny Vaccaro - S - Texas
The Titans signed a hammer in Bernard Pollard but still need some youth and play making ability at safety.
11 - San Diego Chargers - Chance Warmack - OG - Alabama
The Chargers have had a suspect oline for a few years. They lost Vasquez to the Broncos and need to strenghen the interior of the o-line.
12 - Miami Dolphins - Desmond Trufant - CB - Washington
The Phins were 27th in pass defense last year and are desperate for CB's
Trade: The Dallas Cowboys trade with the New York Jets to get ahead of Carolina and New Orleans
13 - Dallas Cowboys - Star Lotulelei - DT - Utah
Dallas was 22nd vs the run last year and need an upgrade to the interior of their defense.
14 - Carolina Panthers - Sheldon Richardson - DT - Missouri
Panthers need an upgrade at DT, middle of the pack in most defense categories.
15 - New Orleans Saints - Jarvis Jones - OLB - Georgia
New Orleans defense was horrible last year, near the bottom in most categories, including 29th in sacks.
16 - St. Louis Rams - Cordarrelle Patterson - WR - Tennessee
Rams lost Amendola and I have been mocking Wr's to them for years now, why change?
17 - Pittsburgh Steelers - Barkevious Mingo - OLB - LSU
The steelers turfed James Harrison and though they have replacements they always seem to like to pick up pass rushers.
18 - New York Jets - Jonathan Cooper - OG - North Carolina
After trading down twice in the 1st round the Jets take an athletic high quality guard.
Trade: Minnesota Vikings trade up with the New York Giants.
19 - Minnesota Vikings - Tavon Austin - WR - West Virginia
The Vikings lost Percy Harvin and replace him with another speedy playmaker.
20 - Chicago Bears - Alec Ogletree - LB - Georgia
The Bears said goodbye to Urlacher and Lance Briggs is no spring chicken.
21 - Cincinnati Bengals - Matt Elam - S - Florida
Reggie Nelson is pretty good but Crocker and Clements are fossils.
22 - St. Louis Rams - Johnathan Cyprien - S - Florida International
The Rams have soldified TE, OT and WR but still have a gaping hole at safety.
23 - New York Giants - D.J. Fluker - OT - Alabama
The Giants have an aging oline that has had injuries and chose a player that could play tackle or guard.
24 - Indianapolis Colts - Damontre Moore - DE - Texas A&M
The Colts are set to lose Freeney and will need some pass rushing help.
25 - Minnesota Vikings - Kevin Minter - LB - LSU
The Vikings lost Jasper Brinkley to free agency and require an upgrade at LB.
26 - Green Bay Packers - Tyler Eifert - TE - Notre Dame
The Packers retained Jermichael Finley for big bucks but lost Crabtree in free agency.
27 - Houston Texans - Keenan Allen - WR - California
The Texans need to take some pressure off of Andre Johnson and add another passing weapon.
28 - Denver Broncos - Bjorn Werner - DE - Florida State
The Broncos lost Dumervill in the fax fiasco and need to add a Defensive End.
29 - New England Patriots - DeAndre Hopkins - WR - Clemson
The Pats added Amendola to replace Welker but dumped Lloyd and have been looking for a decent Wr for a while now.
30 - Atlanta Falcons - Datone Jones - DE - UCLA
Atlanta was 25th in sacks last year and lost John Abraham.
31 - San Francisco 49ers - Eric Reid - S - LSU
The 49ers had a major loss in Goldson in the secondary and look to replace him.
32 - Baltimore Ravens - Manti Te'o - ILB - Notre Dame
The Ravens look past some of the bizarre behaviour of Te'o. They lost both Ray Lewis and Ellerbe and need LB help.
New York Jets - After trading down twice in the 1st round.
1 (19) - Jonathan Cooper - OG - North Carolina
One of the top two gaurds in the draft, soldifies a weak area of the team.
2 (39) - Alex Okafor - OLB - Texas
Pass rusher OLB
3 (72) - Gavin Escobar - TE - San Diego State
Pass catching TE to replace Keller
3 (73) - Jamie Collins - OLB - Southern Mississippi
Double dip at OLB, Collins is rising fast.
3 (80) - Johnathan Franklin - RB - UCLA
And all around high character back that does a lot of things well.
4 (106) - Shawn Williams - S - Georgia
Williams is captain material and adds to a suspect area of the D. He had a gret combine so he may have risen above this slot.
4 (114) - Kenny Stills - WR - Oklahoma
A fast productive WR prosect to add to the stable.
5 (142) - Matt Scott - QB - Arizona
Take a flyer on a QB who has some skills but needs a fair bit of development.
6 (179) - Josh Boyd - DT -Mississippi State
7 (217) - Braden Brown - OT - BYU
Depth at OT and some competition for Austin Howard in time.