Bogey's Eyes-Closed, Behind-the-back Dart Toss Mock

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Bogey's Eyes-Closed, Behind-the-back Dart Toss Mock

Postby Bogey » Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:25 am

Round 1 Erick Kendricks, ILB, UCLA, 6-1, 232
Compares to: Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks -- Too small for some schemes but Kendricks' instincts, physicality and improved awareness in coverage make him a true three-down defender with the potential to earn Pro Bowl recognition in the right defense.

Round 2 Byron Jones, CB, Connecticut, 6-1. 199
"High-character player with the vision and instincts you want from an NFL cornerback. I'm not sure I like him in man coverage but there is a place for him in our league. Really nice young man who you cheer for." -- NFC North scout

Round 3 Trade down, pick up two 4ths

Round 4A Eric Rowe, CB, Utah, 6-1. 205
Possesses a legitimate NFL frame with good height, broad shoulders and a tapered, well-defined musculature. Uses his length and physicality to harass receivers at the line of scrimmage and throughout the route. Extends an arm to jam opponents and disrupt timing. Good balance and coordination to turn and run, showing steady acceleration and at least functional straight-line speed to remain at cornerback. Good hand-eye coordination to disrupt passes at the catch-point, showing no panic when the ball is in the air and the strength to rip it out of the hands of receivers as they attempt to secure the catch. Aggressive in run support. Fights through would-be blockers, including offensive linemen. Physical tackler who lowers his shoulder and drives through ball carriers. Good awareness and aggression on special teams. Blocked a kick in 2014 and is a cognizant, physical blocker on the return unit.

Round 4B Rob Havenstein, OT, Wisconsin, 6-7, 321
Like many before him at Wisconsin, Havenstein is a massive road-grader whose size and physicality helped pave the way for a dominating running game, earn All-American notice and a shot at the Senior Bowl, where he impressed. Picture of dependability tied the school record with 54 games played, including starting 41 consecutively at right tackle to end his career. No-frills type who relies on his bulk and power to get movement at the line of scrimmage. His length makes him relatively effective in pass protection but his agility and balance are not NFL-quality. Height limits him to right tackle, where he can deliver consistently enough as a run blocker to compete for a starting role but limitations as a pass blocker could leave his team searching for an upgrade.

Round 4C Ben Heeney, ILB, Kansas, 6-1, 231
Good play speed with fast, aggressive pursuit angles. The switch is always flipped on the field, displaying a motor that never quits and chasing down plays he has no business being involved in. Smart, instinctive player who read/reacts well, breaking down well on the move. Locks onto his target quickly and doesn't make many mistakes. Physical wrap-up tackler and throws his body around with toughness to take the punishment. Plays pissed off with a chip and violent, competitive nature. Floats well in coverage to jump passes and get his hands on the ball (eight passes defended, four interceptions in his career). Experienced with man coverage responsibilities and was often the only linebacker on the field, rarely leaving the field. Physical downhill blitzer. Try-hard motor and leaves it all out on the field with resilient mentality. Handled adversity with a handful of different coaches in his four seasons at Kansas (9-39 record over that stretch).
WEAKNESSES: Undersized with a maxed-out build and short arms. Limited athlete and tight in space, lacking easy fluidity to quickly recover after false steps. Plays fast, but straight-linish and needs to stop and collect himself changing directions. Hits too high at times and will slide off ballcarriers. Needs to improve his discipline to better balance his nonstop movements with his ball awareness. Overaggressive angles and will misjudge speed of ballcarriers at times. Shows body stiffness in coverage and struggles to find the ball once his back is turned to the line of scrimmage. Needs to improve his technique to better stack-and-shed and work his way through the trash.

Round 5 Trade up with 6th for extra 4th

Round 4D Rakeem Nunez-Roches, DT, Southern Mississippi, 6-2 307
CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes that Mississippi DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches "is flying under the radar right now" and could be an "early on day three" option. The 6-foot-2, 305 pound Nunez-Roches has good agility and balance for position and shows a good motor and a nose for the football. In 2014, the Southern Miss prospect recorded 58 tackles (32 solos) and was first on the team with in tackles for loss, with 14.0. Brugler added in another tweet that, Nunez-Roches "is rangy and plays with leverage, body control and snap anticipation to shoot gaps. No coincidence he's always around the ball." Per TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, NFL scouts "were impressed and came away feeling" Southern Mississippi DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches "had definitely helped his draft stock" at his pro day.

Round 6A Sean Mannion, QB, Oregon State, 6-6,229
Sports an NFL-caliber frame, has the arm to make every throw and is a classic drop-back passer with limited mobility. When he feels secure in the pocket and has the time to step into his throws correctly, Mannion's touch on intermediate and vertical passes is as impressive as any quarterback in the country. He lofts the ball with perfect trajectory over the shoulder of his receivers and allows them to go get it, demonstrating pinpoint accuracy to lead his target away from defenders. Mannion has an easy, natural throwing motion and he's well-versed in coach Mike Riley's pro-style offense, which asks him to take snaps from under center as well as from the gun. While he can drive the ball when needed, it cruises, rather than explodes out of his hand. The result is that Mannion's passes look effort-less but there is some question as to whether he has the top-notch velocity to significantly boost his stock this season. Reportedly given a third round grade from the NFL Advisory Committee after a record-breaking junior season, Mannion elected to return to Corvalis for a final year of college football. Mannion's production speak for themselves. He threw for a Pac-12 record 4,662 passing yards last season, including a school record 37 touchdowns. He's entering his fourth season as the starter and is a three-time team captain.
WEAKNESSES: Lacks mobility. Where Mannion can improve is poise under pressure. Mannion is intelligent and typically is able to read defenses prior to the snap. When he's fooled and his primary read is taken away, he has a tendency to drop back further into the pocket, rather than stepping up. Mannion is willing to absorb a hit to complete the pass, but too often does so while falling back (rather than stepping into his passes), erasing some of the zip and accuracy from his throws.

Round 6B Antwan Goodley, WR, Baylor, 5-10,209
STRENGTHS: Goodley is built like a brick. He plays with supreme confidence and swagger, but not cocky. He is quick off the snap and is a quick-twitch receiver with naturally soft hands. He possesses rare athleticism and knows how to use it to his advantage. With his speed he is not going to get caught from behind and has the toughness to catch the football really well in traffic. Shows the willingness to make the tough catch over the middle and extends for the football. He has shown the ability to comeback and attack the football to make a difficult catch.
Kick return experience adds another wrinkle to his already impressive resume. Goodley has natural athleticism and upside in his potential.
WEAKNESSES: He played in a pass-friendly spread offensive scheme that helped pad his statistics at Baylor. There are some wasted movements in his routes and it will be his biggest learning curve moving forward. A little straight-linish and looks more like a running back than a receiver. Goodley may rely too much on his natural talent. He needs route refinement and better attention to detail to covert is collegiate success to the NFL.

Round 7 Ellis McCarthy, DT , UCLA, 6-5, 338
Look the part. Sports a prototypical defensive tackle build with broad shoulders and a thick lower half that make him tough to move. He shows position (and scheme) versatility, lining up inside and out. Possesses the core strength to anchor against double-teams and has long, strong arms to latch on and drag ball carriers to the ground. When healthy and in shape, McCarthy can stun opponents with his initial quickness and agility and uses an effective bull-rush to push blockers deep into the pocket. McCarthy has the talent to warrant mid-round consideration and the fact that he didn't start isn't in itself a concern given the bevy of future NFL players on UCLA's defensive line. He battled weight issues and injuries (including surgery on both knees) during his time at UCLA, however, and his surprising decision to leave early raises questions about his determination.WEAKNESSES: Offers little as a pass-rusher. Heavy-footed and needs a clear lane to penetrate and affect the quarterback. Battled weight issues over his career and seemed to tire quickly (despite being regularly substituted). Possesses just average initial get-off and lacks refined pass rush technique, relying on a simple bull-rush most of the time. Occasionally used on stunts, showing limited balance, speed and flexibility to offer much in this regard. Has undergone surgery on both knees over his career.
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Re: Bogey's Eyes-Closed, Behind-the-back Dart Toss Mock

Postby GeMatt » Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:27 pm

For sure I don't know the majority of the players you've mentioned here, so I won't comment on them.

But I don't think you'd be able to get 2 4th round picks for a 3rd that is at the bottom of the round. However I do think Ted will bundle a 6th with a 5th to move up. May even bundle 2 with a 5th. Depends on the opportunity available.
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Re: Bogey's Eyes-Closed, Behind-the-back Dart Toss Mock

Postby Bogey » Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:28 am

GeMatt wrote:But I don't think you'd be able to get 2 4th round picks for a 3rd that is at the bottom of the round.

Probably true
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Re: Bogey's Eyes-Closed, Behind-the-back Dart Toss Mock

Postby kampmanfan4life » Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:46 am

I love any Wisconsin player but I do not see Rob Havestein fitting in with us. We do not draft players that huge and I do not see him being able to play anywhere but RT, since he isn't starting he is not much use to us I want more versatility.

I like the QB seems like a guy who we could for sure develop.
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