Same deal as usual. I'll try 2 4th round comps and 1 5th this time.
Round 1: Best Case- Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech. I said this in the previous mock. This guy is a machine. He is better than every TE by a wide margin. Amaro (like Pitta) also could go in the slot. He has better speed than a lot of the TE's as well. Joe would love a weapon like this. Realistic Option- Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame. This might surprise some of you. When I'm looking for prospects, I look at position and where their general range is. His stock is down a bit because of knee surgery, but this is a great pick here. A line in the future that is Brandon Williams-Haloti Ngata-Louis Nix is something that nobody would ever want to run against.
Round 2: Best Case- Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State. AV23 introduced me to him, and I'm not sure how I missed it. He has the big size that I want, decent speed, and huge room for improvement. Realistic Option- Xavier Su'a-Filo, G, UCLA. I am thinking more and more now that we should get a OG and move KO back to RT. Xavier is a good option here.
Round 3: Best Case-Anthony Steen, G, Alabama. He is a very good run-blocker, but needs a little work in pass protection. Here's what I like. He has done well in both standard and zone blocking. So if we're too stubborn to change it, Steen still helps. And do any of you think we're running less zone-blocking? I don't have the best eyes, but it looks like on some of the plays we're going back to some more old fashioned standard blocking. Realistic Option- C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, Iowa. Like I've heard many people say, we've done enough to our defense, lets get Joe a bunch of weapons. C.J. isn't the best receiver, but he brings a better all-around presence to go with Pitta's more receiving-oriented game.
Round 4 comp #1: Best Case- A.J. Johnson, ILB, Tennessee. He is a work in progress, but the upside is huge with this guy. He could become quite something. Realistic Option- Weston Richburg, C, Colarado State. Richburg is a very good center and is a very good pick here.
Round 4 comp #2: Best Case- Tyler Larsen, C, Utah State. He is a good center, and either he or Ryan Jensen could replace Gino. Realistic Option- Devin Street, WR, Pittsburgh. He is 6'3" or 6'4". His speed is decent. He performed well against Florida State. He has those qualities I'm looking for. Good height and at least decent speed. He needs to bulk up a little.
Round 5 comp: Best Case and Realistic Option- Deion Belue, CB, Alabama. This is probably one of the best, if not the best #3 CB that is available at this point in the draft. He is a good in coverage, but has struggles against big WR's (he was covering Mike Evans for some of his 7-279 game). I have been trying to do this every mock draft, but in this installation Webb will have to stay outside, which he has proven he can handle.
Round 6: Best Case and Realistic Option- Tevin McDonald, S, Eastern Washington. I still think this is worth the risk. Take a swing and see if you can score your future safety in the 6th round. If he is too much to handle in the locker room, waive him. No problem whatsoever.
Here's the recap of each draft by position. Believe it or not, this is my first draft where every position isn't the same. When I say that, I mean if I had a CB on one, I had a CB on the other. This time it was all the same except I had a DT on one and an ILB on the other.
Best Case: TE, WR, G, ILB, C, CB, S.
Realistic Option: DT, G, TE, C, WR, CB, S.