Here we go. Our range is more toward 21 now, instead of 15, since we're in possession of the final playoff spot in the AFC. I really hope we're picking at 32 though.
Round 1: Best Case- Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama. If he is here, the value is nearly impossible to pass up. He should be a great OT, whether playing LT or RT. Realistic Option- C.J. Mosely, LB, Alabama. Mosely is one of my favorite other prospects. He fits good in either 3-4 or 4-3. Great, because we run them both and a couple of other ones. He can stuff the run and play coverage. Mosely and Arthur Brown would form a great combo for years to come.
Round 2: Best Case- Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State. I think Robinson is probably the 3rd-6th best WR in this class (behind Sammy Watkins and Evans and around the same level as Marqise Lee, Jordan Matthews, and Davante Adams). I really like him in the 2nd round as our complement to Torrey Smith. He has a chance to be here and he would really help here. Realistic Option- Gabe Jackson, G, Mississippi State. He is a very good guard. We could put him in at LG, to move KO back to RT, which he takes over because of Oher's likely leaving (Does anyone think he stays?)..
Round 3: Best Case- Louchiez Purifoy, CB, Florida. First, I apologize to whoever. They suggested Purifoy in the 2nd and 3rd. I blew off that idea, but now I think its possible. I love the possible fit here. It would help to get a better bigger CB to next to Jimmy so Webb can go in the slot, which would be a naturally better fit for him Realistic Option- Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss. The more I look at this guy, the more I want him. He is one of my favorite WR's in this class because of his talent & how he we could pick up a player like him in the 3rd round.
Round 4 comp #1: Best Case- Bryan Stork, C, Florida State. I love Stork and there is a chance he gets to the 4th round for us to scoop up. He replaces Gino and hopefully that, along with either of the OL drafted above, could turn our unit into one of the better ones in the league. Realistic Option: Jaylen Watkins, CB, Florida. He would start on every team other than Florida, but he's stuck behind Purifoy and Marcus Roberson. I like his ability, and I think he has a chance to be a good CB with us. And RIP all mock drafts that had Andre Hal in it. I finally took him off my mock draft.
Round 4 comp #2: Best Case- A.J. Johnson, LB, Tennessee. If he made it, which is very unlikely, this is completely impossible to pass up. Johnson is another 3-down ILB who would be very good next to Arthur Brown. Realistic Option- Xavier Grimble, TE, USC. He is a solid option next to Pitta at TE.
Round 5 comp: Best Case- Rob Blanchflower, TE, Massachusetts. He is the best option next to Pitta at this stage. Realistic Option- James Stone, C, Tennessee. A C here is a must, and Stone is a pretty good one.
Round 6: Best Case and Realistic Option- Tevin McDonald, S, Eastern Washington. We need a S, and McDonald is good. Playing S must run in his family. His dad was a S for many years, and his brother is T.J. McDonald, currently with the Rams. I take the risk on his off-field problems. Remember, its no problem cutting a 6th rounder.
Round 6 comp: Best Case and Realistic Option- Bruce Gaston, DL, Purdue. Here we just get depth at DL with Arthur Jones possibly leaving.
Now the positional breakdown.
Best Case: OT, WR, CB, C, LB, TE, S, DL
Realistic Option: LB, OG, WR, CB, TE, C, S, DL.
There were a couple guys I wanted to fit in there, but I couldn't . I wanted to put Hasean Clinton-Dix in, but there wasn't space. I wanted room for Mike Evans and Sammy Watkins, but they'll be gone. I really wanted Jace Amaro in there or Eric Ebron. Somedays I just wish we had 3-4 first rounders. Well I guess so does every GM/Draft Follower.