NinerNoise Mock Draft 3.0


Here it is, the third edition of the way to early mock draft from NinerNoise.com. As with the past two versions, no trades are projected, though in later editions those will come into play. As always, let us know where we messed up.

1. Houston Texans
Blake Bortles
QB, UCF
Manziel’s stock seems to be rising, but I’m sticking with Bortles for now.

2. St. Louis Rams (from Washington)
Greg Robinson
OT, Auburn
His stock is rising as Matthews’ is not.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars
Johnny Manziel
QB, Texas A&M
The Jaguars need something to pop off the screen for their fans—both in Florida and in Europe. Bridgewater may be classier, but no one gets a hold of the media like Johnny Football.

4. Cleveland Browns
Teddy Bridgewater
QB, Louisville
The Browns desparately need a QB, and they just might end up with the best of the bunch.

5. Oakland Raiders
Jake Matthews
OT, Texas A&M
As much as the Raiders liked size and speed under the late Al Davis, I think they’ll build where they have always needed it: in the interior.

6. Atlanta Falcons
Jadeveon Clowney
DE, South Carolina
The Falcons jump for joy at getting who many consider to be the best prospect in the draft.

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Stephon Tuitt
DE, Notre Dame
At 6-6 and 312 pounds, Tuitt will be the plug that the Buc’s porous defense needs.

8. Minnesota Vikings
Taylor Lewan
OT, Michigan
Two-Time Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year, the 6-8 Wolverine is just what the Vikings need to keep any quarterback upright.

9. Buffalo Bills
Ha’sean Clinton-Dix
S, Alabama
“Ha Ha” is a gifted player who any team could use.

10. Detroit Lions
Sammy Watkins
WR, Clemson
The other receivers in this class are rising fast, but Watkins paired with Calvin Johnson would be incredible.

11. Tennessee Titans
Mike Evans
WR, Texas A&M
Time to move on from that Kenny Britt sideshow.

12. New York Giants
Darqueze Dennard
CB, Michigan State
The Jim Thorpe Award winner, Dennard could help an underachieving team here.

13. St. Louis Rams
Anthony Barr
OLB, UCLA
Barr played excellent ball at UCLA. Ultimately, this comes down to a preference between Barr and Kyle Van Noy.

14. Chicago Bears
Louis Nix III
DT, Notre Dame
If Nix isn’t gone by this point, the Bears cannot let him fall further. The Bears’ Defense, for the first time in history, was their weakness. This is a good start to ending that.

15. Pittsburgh Steelers
Kyle Van Noy
OLB, BYU
Time to start restocking what used to be an incredible defense.

16. Baltimore Ravens
Marqise Lee
WR, Southern California
Anquan Boldin’s replacement finally arrives.

17. Dallas Cowboys
LaMarcus Joyner
S, Florida State
The Cowboys gave up way to many yards through the air last season.

18. New York Jets
Eric Ebron
TE, North Carolina
Ebron is a great tight-end and receiving prospect. The Jets need both.

19. Miami Dolphins
Cyrus Kouandjio
OT, Alabama
The Cameroonian fills a deep need in the line left from an infamous rift you surely have heard about.

20. Arizona Cardinals
Derek Carr
QB, Fresno State
The future arrives in the desert, but will wait, develop, and perhaps become a decent quarterback.

21. Green Bay Packers
C.J. Mosley
ILB, Alabama
What a stud and perhaps steal for the Packers.

22. Philadelphia Eagles
Khalil Mack
OLB, Buffalo
Another linebacker in a relatively deep class of solid prospects gets picked up.

23. Kansas City Chiefs
Allen Robinson
WR, Penn State
The receiving corps is deep and the combine and pro days will tell us much more about which teams like whom.

24. Cincinnati Bengals
Ryan Shazier
OLB, Ohio State
The Bengals draft well and move on from an overpriced Michael Johnson

25. San Diego Chargers
David Yankey
G, Stanford
Not a sexy pick, but a good one nonetheless.

26. Cleveland Browns (from Indianapolis)
Zack Martin
OT, Notre Dame
Bridgewater needs protection too.

27. New Orleans Saints
Shayne Skov
ILB, Stanford
Will solid linebacking prospects never end?

28. Carolina Panthers
Odell Beckham Jr.
WR, LSU
The same for receivers!

29. New England Patriots
Timmy Jernigan
DT, Florida State
Jernigan will rejuvenate the Pat’s D-line

30. San Francisco 49ers
Justin Gilbert
CB, Oklahoma State
If the 49ers cut expensive Carlos Rogers, Gilbert becomes a great pick-up here in the first round. That is, if the Niners do not trade up like last year. I’m sticking with my pick from the first two rounds.

31. Denver Broncos
Jason Verrett
CB, TCU
Face it, Broncos, Bailey is old.

32. Seattle Seahawks
Jace Amaro
TE, Texas Tech
The Seahawks boost their offense with an additional tight-end on the field.

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