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97. Texans:  RB Lache Seastrunk, Baylor (5’9, 210) - With Ben Tate possibly leaving as a free agent, the Texans need insurance for Arian Foster’s inevitable injury. Seastrunk can fly, but bounces too many runs outside and might not be sturdy enough for a big workload.

98. Redskins: WR Donte Moncrief, Ole Miss (6’2, 226) - The Redskins receiving core is really weak after Garcon. Moncreif has great size and uses it well to shield defenders. He has great hands, runs good routes, and even run blocks a bit. There is a lot to like here, but his speed is a concern and how he runs at the combine next weekend could land him anywhere between the 2nd and 5th round.

99. Falcons: TE Arthur Lynch, Georgia (6’5, 258) - The Falcons get their Tony Gonzalez replacement in local product Lynch. He was primarily a blocker in college, but showed better than expected speed, hands, and agility at the Senior Bowl. Good value in the 4th round.

100. Buccaaneers: QB David Fales, San Diego St (6’2, 220) - Current Bucs QB Mike Glennon was decent as a rookie, but I don’t think Lovie and the rest of the Bucs staff are sold on his long-term potential. Fales throws an accurate ball, has good pocket awareness, and all the intangibles you look for in a QB. What he doesn’t have is a big arm. Either way, drafting Fales gives the Bucs another option if Glennon doesn’t improve next year.

101. Jaguars: DE/OLB Marcus Smith, Louisville (6’4, 258) - Smith is a good fit for Gus Bradley’s LEO position. Smith can get to the QB (14.5 sacks in 2013) and is a solid tackler against the run. Smith got by mostly on athleticism and his quick first step in college, I doubt that’s going to be enough in the pros and Smith will need to get stronger and develop some pass rush moves to be anything more than a 3rd down pass rush specialist.

102. Browns: G Anthony Steen, Alabama (6’2, 310) - Underrated member of Bama’s dominant O-line. Steen is a very good run blocker and decent in pass pro, but was beaten occasionally by some of the elite pass rushers in the SEC. He should push for a starting job early in his career and at worst will be provide solid interior line depth.

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103. Raiders: WR Brandon Coleman, Rutgers (6’6,220) - Like Moncrief in that his 40-time at the combine could result in a 2-3 round swing. He isn’t as physical as he should be, but Coleman is so much taller than DBs that he’s going to win his share of jump balls in the NFL. Coleman looked like a 1st rounder after his sophomore year (43, 718, 10) but had a disappointing junior year (34, 538, 4). He was hindered a bit by a run first offense, so it’s hard to tell what Coleman could do in an NFL passing attack. There are plenty of question marks here, but 6’6 receivers with great hands don’t grow on trees and Coleman’s upside is easily worth a 4th round pick.

104. Vikings: S Craig Loston, LSU (6’1, 214) - Great athlete and big hitter, who is a little raw technique wise but has a ton of potential. Loston will be a force against the run from day 1 and would be a great fit next to coverage safety Harrison Smith.

105. Bills: S Tre Boston, North Carolina (6’0, 198) - Jarious Byrd isn’t happy in Buffalo and even if they franchise him again this year he’s eventually leaving town. Boston has great ball skills (9 INTs last two seasons) and improved every year at NC. If he continues to develop, Boston has the potential to be a starting NFL free safety.

106. Rams: OLB Christian Kirksey, Iowa (6’2. 234) - Improved his stock at the Senior Bowl with a borderline dominant performance during the practice week. Kirksey was a solid run stopper in college, but showed great fluidity in coverage and surprising pass rush skills during Senior Bowl practice. Kirksey is just a natural football player who is competent in all aspects and has no glaring flaws. The Rams need a replacement for Jo-Lonn Dunbar at OLB and I wouldn’t be surprised if Kirksey took the job and ran with it as a rookie.

107. Lions: DE Kareem Martin, North Carolina (6’6, 272) - Staring DE Willie Young is a free agent and the Lions already have a ton of money tied up in their D-line. They need some depth and Martin could provide that. He was productive as a senior (11.5 sacks), but most of his sacks came against non-NFL talent or busted plays that he was unblocked on. I didn’t see any above average rush moves from Martin and he got handled easily in Senior Bowl practices by just about everybody that lined up against him. The size, speed, and strength are there, so I’m not giving up on Martin, I just haven’t seen anything to get excited about on film.

108. Titans: OT Billy Turner, North Dakota St (6’5, 313) - Turner dominated for 4 years at ND St, but that is a long ways from the NFL. Even the Senior Bowl was a huge step up in competition for Turner, but he more than held his own. He had a little trouble with speed rushers, but was never overpowered. His best chance to play early is at RT or even Guard, but Turner has enough potential to eventually become a starting LT.

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109. Giants: TE Xavier Grimble, USC (6’5, 255) - Brandon Myers was a bust free agent signing last year and Eli Manning needs a reliable option between the hashes. Grimble is raw, but has the size, hands, and straight-line speed to be a weapon in the passing game. CBS compared him to Kellen Davis, which is cruel and the worst insult I can think of for a tight end.

110. Jaguars: G Brandon Thomas, Clemson (6’4, 316) - There is some talk that Thomas could play tackle at the next level but he got roasted by speed rushers at the Senior Bowl and is probably better off at guard. Thomas has good size and adequate strength and at worst he will provide good depth inside.

111. Jets: OLB Trevor Reilly, Utah (6’5, 255) – Athletic pass rusher whose production finally caught up with his tools as a senior (9.5 sacks). He’s a little slow for LB and a little small for DE, so he will need the right scheme to have success at the next level. Rex Ryan has been pretty good at putting defensive players in optimal situations so the Jets would be a good place for Reilly to end up.

112. Dolphins: CB Victor Hampton, South Carolina (5’10, 202) - Top corner Brent Grimes is a free agent and the rest of the Dolphin corners aren’t very good. Even if Grimes stays, they need an upgrade in talent. Hampton has enough potential to go a few rounds higher, but he’s a little short which isn’t popular right now. Hampton is very strong for a DB, but won’t get away with muscling receivers at the next level. He’s athletic enough to adapt, but will need some time and coaching before he can contribute in the NFL.

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113. Bears: DT Caruan Reid, Princeton (6’2, 301) - This would be the highest a player from Princeton has ever been drafted and Reid would be the Bears first Ivy leaguer since Gary “Hitman” Fencik.  Reid is extremely quick for a 300 pounder with already polished pass rush moves and the strength to hold the point against the run. The ivy-league competition was weak, but Reid put up 168 tackles, 41 TFLs, 20.5 sacks, and 7 blocked kicks (!) in his three years as a starter and was Princeton’s first two-time All-American. The lack of competition is a legit concern, but when you consider that he put up those numbers against double and sometimes triple teams, it’s pretty impressive. Reid also took a big step towards erasing those concerns at the Senior Bowl; Against future NFL players, Reid dominated 1-1 drills and made an impact in the game with two sacks on consecutive plays, beating two different guards (Cyril Richardson, Brandon Linder) with two different pass rush moves. Reid also impressed at the Senior Bowl weigh-in, weighing 301 with no visible fat on his frame. He might be maxed out weight-wise, but he is already big enough to play DT in the Bears scheme and has the quickness, strength, and closing speed to be a force against both the run and pass. He is probably pretty smart too (Princeton!). Reid would be a steal this late in the draft.

114. Steelers: DE Josh Mauro, Stanford (6’6, 276) - Not the most explosive DE in the draft, but has good size and strength to hold up against the run and the Steelers need some younger legs at the position. Mauro is high-effort player and at worst will provide reliable depth.

115. Cowboys: S Ahmad Dixon, Baylor, (6’0, 205) - The Cowboys safeties caught a lot of flak for the teams 32nd ranked defense but in reality there were a lot worse safety combos in the NFL than Barry Church & Orlando Scandrick. I’m sure Bears fans can think of one. Either way, there is little to no depth behind those two and Dixon is a great value in the 4th round. He’s a sure tackler and has the speed and instincts to eventually be solid in coverage. Dixon likes to hit and with a little refinement of both his tackling and coverage techniques, he could be a solid NFL starter. In the short-term he should excel on special teams.

116. Cardinals: RB Jeremy Hill, LSU (6’1, 235) - Cardinals coach Bruce Arians is literally the only man on earth who thinks Rashad Mendenhall should be getting 20 carries a game. I get that he hoped for a thunder & lighting combo, but what he got was more like snaps & lightning. Drafting Hill would give the Cards a legit thunder back. Hill was used in a platoon in his two years at LSU, so he has very little mileage on his legs. He was dominant in his limited carries averaging 6.9 ypc, which is ridiculous for a between the tackles back. Hill also scored 28 TDs in two seasons and excels in short yardage situations. Hill seemed to get better as last season wore on and he might just be scratching the surface of his potential. If the Bears are going to draft a RB this year, I hope it’s Hill.

117. Packers: S Kenny Ladler, Vanderbilt, (6’0, 200) - Instinctive coverage safety and leader in the secondary. Ladler showed a knack for big plays his senior year with 5 INTs and 5 forced fumbles.  The Packers safeties were a major weak spot last season and Ladler should make an immediate impact.

118. Eagles: OLB Adrian Hubbard, Alabama (6’6, 255); Another tweener who looked too stiff and awkward in coverage at the Senior Bowl to be anything but a 3-4 OLB or 3rd down DE. On the plus side, Hubbard is very strong with long arms and good block shedding ability. He’s not very explosive but has good speed once he gets moving. Hubbard has his share of flaws, but he’s far from a finished product at 21 years old and could develop into a solid 3-4 OLB in time.

119. Bengals: T Joel Bitonio, Nevada (6’4, 307) - He’s too short for tackle, has t-rex arms, isn’t fast enough to pull, has a beer gut, he’s not strong enough… On paper Bitonio doesn’t sound like much of a prospect but when I watch him play, I see a well-rounded blocker who understands angles and plays with max effort all the time. Maybe I just caught the good days on tape, but he shut down UCLA’s Anthony Barr for no sacks in their match up earlier this year. The lack of height and arm length issues could ultimately land Bitonio at guard, but wherever he ends up he’s going to be pretty good.

120. Chiefs: CB Bashaud Breeland, Clemson (6’0, 185) - Might of had a shot at the first round if he had stayed at Clemson for another year of seasoning. Breeland has good size and speed, but only started for one season and is a bit raw. He did show pro-level athleticism and was a play-maker for Clemson (4 INTs, 10 pass breakups, 3rd team all-ACC). I don’t think he’s ready for anything more than special teams as a rookie, but the talent is there to be developed and this pick could pay off handsomely for the Chiefs in 2-3 years.

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121. Chargers: G Jon Halapio, Florida (6’4, 320) - I mentioned the Chargers being a bit soft in my round 2 mock, but Halapio will help change that. He’s one of the strongest guard prospects in the draft and in my opinion vastly underrated. I have him as my 5th rated guard with a 2nd round grade, but that’s higher then I have seen him anywhere. It could be due to his injury history which is extensive. He missed the first two games of the 2013 season and was on the injury report weekly with a number of minor ailments. If healthy, a big if, Halapio is one of the best guards in CFB; He moves DTs off the LOS with ease and shows enough bend and agility to be effective in pass pro. Could be a steal this late if he can stay on the field.

122. Saints: C Tyler Larson, Utah St (6’4, 317) - Smart, durable center who moves very well for a 317 pounder. Three time first-team all WAC. Lack of top competition in the WAC is a concern, but Larson had a strong week of practice at the Senior Bowl. Insurance for the Saints in case center De La Puente leaves in free agency.

123. Browns: ILB Lamin Barrow, LSU (6’1, 230) - Browns inside linebacker D’Qwell Jackson is getting old (30) and did not play well in 2013 (-11.6 grade). Craig Robertson, the other stating inside backer, was even worse (-18.1 grade). The Browns need to start looking for replacements inside and Barrow is a good start. He’s far from a finished product and needs work on his tackling and block shedding technique, but is an elite athlete with good speed and strength.

124. Panthers: T James Hurst, North Carolina (6’6, 305) - Panthers LT Jordan Gross had a great season in 2013 (20.1 grade), but is 34 and the Panthers needs to start grooming a replacement. Hurst is recovering from a gruesome broken leg he suffered in the Belk Bowl and may not be at full strength in 2014. The Panthers don’t need Hurst to play right away, so this pick makes sense.

125. 49ers: DT Deandre Coleman, California (6’5, 315) - Not much of a pass rusher, but has the quickness to be one. Coleman has the ability to be more dominant than he was in college, so it could be a motor issue. He showed flashes of dominance at the Senior Bowl and could be a steal if a team can get him to play hard consistently. Coleman is already pretty good against the run, so worst case Coleman can provide good depth in the middle of the Niners D-line.

126. Patriots: CB Terrance Mitchell, Oregon (6’0, 190) - Pats #1 CB Aqib Talib is a free agent who probably won’t be back, so the Pats need some depth behind Alonzo Dennard and Kyle Arrington. Mitchell was a play-maker for the Ducks, but was inconsistent in coverage, dropped a lot of potential INTs, and doesn’t have great speed. He projects as a 3rd or 4th corner but with teams running more four receivers sets lately, defenses need as many decent corners as they can get.

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127. Broncos: LB Jordan Zumwalt, UCLA (6’4, 231) - Intense linebacker who was asked to tone it down by Senior Bowl coaches. Zumwalt had a good week of practice at the Senior Bowl, showing better than expected coverage ability, violent pass rush moves, and the aforementioned intensity. Zumwalt can play inside or out and was a solid run-stuffer at UCLA (91 tackles in 2013). The Broncos were thin at LB last season and are in danger of losing Wesley Woodyard to free agency this off-season.

128. Seahawks: G Dakota Dozier, Furman (6’4, 312)  - The Seahawks got below average play from both of their starting guards last season and could use an upgrade at either spot. Dozier is an impressive athlete for his size and surprisingly light on his feet. He dominated as a left tackle at Furman, but the obvious lack of competition is a concern as is no experience at the guard position. Furman will need some coaching but his size and elite athleticism gives him more potential than almost any guard in the draft.

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  • Zach Haugen

    I love everything about this draft for the vikings. Would be very happy with the haul and the holes being filled. If anthony johnson is gone in 5th like you say Mcculers from tennesse could fill a pat williams type role. Also only pick i disagree with is 6th round tackle. Just to many needs to get another tackle. Get a d back or running back. We def could use a third down back without gerhart. Overall excellent though.

    • Mike Flannery

      Thanks Zach. I think they need some offensive line depth, but you are right that a RB makes sense there. At the time I thought they were going to bring back Gerhart, but everything I’ve seen lately says he’s a goner. As a Bears fan I won’t miss him. I could see the Vikes using that pick on Antonio Andrews from WKU or Tyler Gaffney from Stanford, they are both power backs like Gerhart. Or Wisconsin’s James White who is probably the best all-around back still available at that point.

  • Riley Emmer

    I don’t think the Vikes go QB in round 1 Here’s why:
    1. Spielman will be gun shy, after pulling the trigger and having it backfire in 2011. His jobs on the line.
    2. Defensive minded coach taking over one of the worst defenses in the league last year. With so much talent on the board at 8 (or later– preferably they trade back)
    3. There’s a lot of potential in the later round QBs, (Jimmy, Mett, and Murray are my favorite of this years class).
    4. Reports today that the Vikings will be meeting with 8 or 9 QBs.

    I personally believe that the Vikings will trade back out of 8 and go defense in round 1. Safety, DT, and LB are positions they’ll look at. (I’m leaving CB out because I think they sign Verner in FA, and are reluctant to give up on Josh Robinson). If they stay at 8 it’s because Mack, Barr, or Watkins are still on the board (Yes… I think they’re more likely to take Watkins than Carr in rd 1. it’s hard not to salivate at the prospect of Watkins, Patterson, Peterson, Rudolph, and Jennings in the same offense. That being said, I doubt they take him even if he’s there).
    Mettenberger seems like Norvs kind of QB, so I can see them taking him comfortably in round 2. His ACL is healing up at a pace that is reportedly “close” to ADs. and is throwing as of early this month. I’d love to see them take Murray in the 4th or 5th.. just cause I think the kids a hell of a player.

    • Mike Flannery

      As a Bears fan, I hope the Vikes wait on a QB. They can add talent at other offensive positions or on defense, but without a decent QB they are still going to be mediocre.

      Carr would be an upgrade over what they have now at QB and I’m not sure anyone from the next tier (Mett, Garapp, Murray) would be. Maybe in a few years, but how many great ones does AP have left?

      I agree that trading down would be ideal, but with such a deep draft I think a lot of teams will have the same idea which will make it tough to pull off.

  • mtblaze

    I looked it up and the Seahawks receivers dropped the fewest passes in 2013 and they are tied for 3rd in lowest drop percentage.. You need to clean your beer goggles.

    • Mike Flannery

      My bad. I didn’t research that one obviously. I swear every time I watched the Seahawks, Golden Tate dropped at least one pass he should of caught.

    • Mike Flannery

      Just out of curiosity, do you not think they need upgrades at WR?

      • mtblaze

        I think they will probably drop Sydney Rice so they will need to acquire a taller receiver. I think we should resign Golden Tate and am happy with Harvin, Tate, Baldwin, Kearse and a taller receiver to be acquired later.

        • Mike Flannery

          Good call. They dropped Rice 6 days ago. I think they will draft a WR pretty high (first 3 rounds) as insurance in case Harvin gets hurt or has migraine issues again. Russell deserves another weapon or two.

  • jordan

    ya saying seattle drop the most passes is complete bs! there is a lot of hate for a team that just one a superbowl….

  • Caleb Shore

    Did this mock have Aaron Murray? Maybe I missed it but I don’t see Tennessee taking Logan Thomas. We’ve gambled on a QB with no brain before and we won’t make that mistake again. Ruston Webster knows how to draft, and I imagine he’d much rather have a guy like Murray who will be a great value pick coming off injury, I think they’d take him in the 4th

    • Mike Flannery

      I had Murray as my top UFA, due to lack of height and uncertainty over his injury, but I’m hearing he’s got a good shot to go in the 3rd-5th if he has a good / healthy pro day. He’ll be in my next version for sure.

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  • Bob Romano

    This would be a great draft for the Bears. I’m not sure if Pryor will still be on the board at 51 but if he is that would be a great pick. In the 5th round if Aaron Lynch is still on the board I would take him over Marsh but Marsh could still be a good pick. I think Reid is definitely worth the gamble in the 4th round, he could end up being a beast. Finally if the Bears can get Stork in the 6th round I think the O-Line could be top 5 in the league a few years down the road.

    • Mike Flannery

      I love Aaron Lynch’s potential and had the Bears taking him in a different mock, but I am hearing sooo much negativity about his attitude and work ethic, that I couldn’t do it. If the Bears already had a decent defense in place and could afford to miss, then sure roll the dice. They don’t though and have so many holes that they need to come out of this draft with 4-5 guys that can contribute on D in 2014.

  • P2THAR

    Bruce McGill? I think you mean Keith McGill. And I’m hoping he lasts until the Bills’ pick.

    • Mike Flannery

      Good catch on McGill. Ha. I did that in another article too. Why do I keep wanting to call him Bruce? Weird. Though Bruce McGill was in Last Boy Scout, which was awesome. Maybe that’s it.

      • P2THAR

        Yes, last boy scout was def awesome! I have yet to watch the combine, did Denicos Allen not participate?

        • Mike Flannery

          Denicos Allen wasnt invited! Can you believe that BS? Was one of the best LBs in the big ten the last two years! He’s small but a much better football player than some of the guys that got invited. If I were a GM I would of at least wanted to see what he ran in the 40 and how he did in the drills so I could evaluate if Allen can play SS in the NFL. He’ll catch on somewhere as a special teams ace.

          • P2THAR

            I agree, watched him during his career, as I’m a huge ND fan, and this makes me want him to be Buffalo’s 7th round pick even more. He seems to me like a guy who’d use this as motivation to prove “experts” wrong. I’ll be taking note of his pro day closer now.

  • P2THAR

    Not the draft I would’ve picked for the Bills, but if your analysis of the players is correct I’ll be happy with it. I haven’t followed those players in particular cuz I have a bunch of guys I’m hoping they take that I’ve followed closer, but in this mock they won’t get many of em… guys like Martavis Bryant, Keith McGill, Arthur Lynch, Cyril Richardson, Greg Robinson, Troy Niklas, Mike Davis, Xavier Su’a-Filo, Marcus Roberson, Kyle Van Noy, Brandon Thomas, Dri Archer… But I gotta say not only do I love that you did 7 rounds, but analysis on every pick… Outstanding. Only guy I’ve seen do it.