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How The Pats Will Steal The Draft Through 7 Complete Rounds




ROUND 1
  1 Kansas City Chiefs-Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M: For a team with a 
first year coach and a first year General Manager, the Chiefs have an 
extraordinary numbers of playmakers, such as Eric Berry, Justin 
Houston, Jamaal Charles, and Dwyane Bowe, on both sides of the ball. 
There is no good reason for the Chiefs to do anything but draft 
Joeckel, who can be plugged in right away in front of Donald Stephenson 
at right tackle. Joeckel proved to be the best offensive tackle, week 
after week, against the elite defenses of the SEC, the best in college 
football’s toughest conference. Already possessing outstanding talent 
on both sides of the ball, unusual for a first year GM and coach, the 
Chiefs have no good reason to trade the best talent for numbers. By 
overpaying for Alex Smith, Coach Andy Reid, a respected evaluator of 
quarterbacks, has already passed judgment on Geno Smith as not a 
compelling prospect.

  2 Jacksonville Jaguars-Shariff Floyd, DT, Florida There is a whole new 
team in Jacksonville, with first year general manager David Caldwell 
and first year coach Gus Bradley. Yet what remains the same is that 
nobody has any inkling who the Jaguars will draft, so tightly does the 
Jaguars management remain isolated from the local press. Drafting down, 
taking quarterback Geno Smith, tackle Eric Fisher, rushers Dion Jordan 
and Ezekial Ansah, and defensive tackle Star Lotulelei, are all still 
possibilities. What may decide for the Jaguars is that because they 
either draft first or second in every round they “can have their cake 
and eat it too,” or get many of their top targets no matter who they 
draft first. Geno Smith can and will play quarterback in the National 
Football League, and he could instantly upgrade the position in 
Jacksonville. However, by hiring an extremely young management team, 
with both general manager and coach under age 40, new owner Shahid Khan 
has signaled that the Jaguars will be constructed slowly and 
methodically, and will have building blocks in place BEFORE deciding on 
a franchise quarterback. The safe pick would be Central Michigan tackle 
Eric Fisher, but Fisher’s talents, however outstanding, are not unique. 
Good offensive tackles are available well into this draft. Oregon 
tweaner Dion Jordan has dominated the late draft season buzz, with CBS 
Sports, for example, rating him the No. 1 prospect and many mocking him 
to the Jaguars with the second pick. But if you’re going for potential 
why not go all the way with Ezekiel Ansah, the one true edge rusher in 
this draft? Otherwise, go with the most football ready rusher, Georgia 
linebacker Jarvis Jones. I believe the Jacksonville decision will come 
down to Floyd and Star Lotulelei because of their unusual combination 
of power and speed at defensive tackle. True, the Jaguars signed tackle 
Roy Miller over the winter, but he’s really a nose tackle, and Tyson 
Alualu, although he led the team in sacks, is on the downhill side of 
his career.

  3 Oakland Raiders— Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah:  Trading for Matt Flynn, 
and his $5 million a year salary almost certainly precludes the 
Raiders, in one of the smaller markets, from throwing first round money 
too at quarterback Geno Smith of West Virginia. Of course, this being 
the unpredictable Raiders, even with the younger Davis being slightly 
less unpredictable than his flamboyant father, you are never sure what 
the organization will do. Yet the Raiders will love Lotulelei because 
he will cause such havoc in the visiting backfields.

  4 Philadelphia Eagles—Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan: I think that 
first year Coach Chip Kelly will “react” to whichever player is 
available that he wants. My gut tells me he wants Star Lotulelei most 
to create a dynamic front in a new 3-4 defense. But he’s gone here, so 
the Eagles shore up their dreadful (at least when so many have been 
injured) offensive line. At least the Philadelphia sportswriters will 
be relieved they won’t have to struggle with spelling Lotulelei’s name 
for the next decade.  Popular sentimentality suggests Kelly will take 
his former Oregon standout, DE/OLB Dion Jordan, yet there is no 
evidence that once college coaches move to the NFL that they favor 
their former players. Business is business, after all.

  5 Detroit Lions-Ezeckiel Ansah, DE, Brigham Young: It has been pretty 
much a given that the Lions will take the best pass rusher available 
since they lost Cliff Avril in free agency. There have been rumors of 
going to the offensive line first but the this draft is not deep, and 
no draft really is, in great pass rushers, and there is no point in not 
taking the player with the most upside, Ghana native Ansah, who has 
only played football for three years.
6 Cleveland Browns-Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame: Having once considered 
trading up for Geno Smith, or trading back for Notre Dame’s Tyler 
Eifert, the only tight end in this spectacle who can both block and 
catch, the Browns take the easy way out and take Eifert when he drops 
in their proverbial laps. Dee Milliner’s name has been mentioned in 
connection with the Browns all winter and spring under the natural 
belief that the speedy Buster Skrine will not start for them at corner 
back in September. According to the drafting rules invented by ESPN or 
some bean counter in the NFL, you’re not supposed to take a tight end 
this high. Who cares? Eifert is the best receiver in this draft, period.



  7 Arizona Cardinals—Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina: DJ Fluker, 
OT, Alabama: When the draft season began Fluker was falling into the 
second round. Then everyone woke up and remembered he played offensive 
tackle and, well you know, the good ones get drafted young, or 
something. New Cardinals Coach Bruce Arians has waxed confidence, many 
would say arrogance, about his quarterback situation since he took the 
reins in Arizona. Then he cut his starting incumbents Kevin Kolb, and 
later, John Skelton, signed veteran journeyman Drew Stanton, and it 
seemed obvious that he was bluffing. Arians got the last laugh, at 
least for now, by trading for veteran Carson Palmer, who still has the 
proverbial gun for an arm, and now will enjoy hooking up with Larry 
Fitzgerald. Protecting Palmer is another issue, so the Cardinals 
properly begin the process of creating some comfort in front of him 
with Fluker, who is allegedly not the best pass protector in this 
draft, but otherwise is a hell of a tackle.


  8 Buffalo Bills-.Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia: The Bills gets their 
franchise quarterback by default. Kevin Kolb, cut by Arizona, as the 
nominal starter. The Bills were not good to begin with and were further 
devastated in free agency. They need help everywhere, except at running 
back, where CJ Spiller seems finally to be reaching his potential as an 
all purpose weapon. Many are mocking pass rushers Jarvis Jones, Dion 
Jordan or Barkevious Mingo here. Smith has been absurdly maligned and 
undervalued in this draft season. He may not be Andrew Luck, RGIII, 
Peyton Manning, or Tom Brady, but guess what, neither are the other 
starting 28 other NFL quarterbacks either.
  9 New York Jets-Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia: Head Coach Rex Ryan’s 3-4 
defense is structured to get the most pass rush from his outside 
linebackers but that rush has disappeared in recent years. Ergo the 
Jets will draft the best outside rush linebacker, Jarvis Jones of 
Georgia, purported spinal stenosis and all. Given his druthers, I 
suspect Ryan (and new GM John Idzak) would draft Ezeckiel Ansah because 
not only could Ryan use Ansah at OLB, but also at DE; and in fact move 
him all over the place. A doctor recently asserted that Jones in fact 
never had spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spine. Another OLB, Dion 
Jordan of Oregon, is not without medical issues either, still 
recovering from a torn labrum. Yet Jordan was a holy terror at the 
Combine despite the injury. Another rushing possibility is LSU’s 
Barkevious Mingo, a workout warrior who under produced in the demanding 
Southeastern Conference. The conventional wisdom is that if Ansah and 
Jones (or Geno Smith) are not available, the Jets will take the safe 
option and draft can’t miss offensive guard Chance Warmack of Alabama. 
The unconventional possibilities include reaching for Tyler Eifert, 
Alabama running back Eddie Lacy, or Tennessee receiver Cordarrelle 
Patterson. At the end of the day, there are a lot of great athletes in 
this draft. Right now, Jarvis Jones is the best football player.

  10 Tennessee Titans- Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State. The steady 
Werner will both bring a Ryan Kerrigan style pass rush and a talent for 
stopping the run.

  11 San Diego Chargers-Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma: The Chargers, 
needing to rebuild the offensive line in an attempt to protect the 
still productive David Rivers, get Johnson after all.

  12 Miami Dolphins-AJ Fluker, OT, Alabama. A month ago, everybody 
shoved Fluker into the second round. Then they remembered he played 
offensive tackle.

13 New York Jets-Cordarelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee; in  trade with 
the Tampa Bay Bucs for Darrelle Revis. The Jets want a big play 
receiver in their new West Coast offense. They considered Tavon Austin 
and Tyler Eifert, but Eifert went to Cleveland and Patterson is 
sturdier than the smallish Austin.  Last week, I would have suggested 
they would reach for Eddie Lacy here, but the Jets now seem determined 
to employ only speedy backs in a West Coast offense, at least that is 
the signal they seem to be sending out. Ryan in particular does not 
trust diminutive players, curbing the Jets enthusiasm for Austin. 
Patterson reportedly turned off some timid NFL employees with his 
effusive confidence but that is hardly something that is going to 
bother the equally effusive and confident Rex Ryan. The Jets simply 
didn’t have receivers who could get open last season.

  14 Carolina Panthers-Sheldon Richardson, DT, Mizzou: The young 
Richardson has a constant motor and a tough presence on the DL that 
will be a fun site this season in Charlotte.

  15 New Orleans Saints—Dion Jordan, athlete, Oregon:  Mr. Upside finds 
a home in the Big Easy and a tutor in Rob Ryan. Maybe the Saints will 
find Jordan a position to play on the field.

  16 St. Louis Rams-Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama: With the addition of 
Jake Long at tackle, and now Warmack at guard, the Rams finally find a 
way to protect franchise quarterback Sam Bradford. And perhaps contend 
in the NFC West this autumn as well.

  17 Pittsburgh Steelers-Matt Elam, SS, Florida: The aging Steelers 
could reload in a lot of places, including linebacker, but Elam is the 
best strong safety in the country and the best place to start.

  18 Dallas Cowboys-Kenny Vaccaro, FS, Texas: The Cowboys need a 
playmaking free safety and Vacarro is rated as the top free safety, 
although not by me. The Cowboys might be better off taking an offensive 
lineman here, but with the best selections gone, you can’t blame them 
for taking Vaccaro.

  19 New York Giants-Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama: The Australian native 
is another in the long line of really good defensive tackles in this 
draft. The Giants D has been getting gouged against the run for years 
and GM Jerry Reese and Coach Tom Coughlin have seen enough. It ends 
with Williams up front, a tremendous athlete with tremendous upside, 
who naturally falls to the Giants, who live by the ancient adage that 
good things come to those who wait.

  20 Chicago Bears-Manti Te’o, ILB, Notre Dame: The press has 
overreacted to the off field foibles of Te’o as much as they have to 
the alleged imperfections of Geno Smith. But the man with the phantom 
girlfriend is no phantom on the football field. Bears fans 
appropriately pointed out that even his 4.83 40 time at the combine was 
not bad for a middle linebacker. And he improved it with a 4.78 in his 
Notre Dame workout, not that far slower than Kevin Minter’s vaunted 
time of 4.70.
21 Cincinnati Bengals-Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama.  Replacing tackle Andre 
Smith is their first priority. But no market developed for Smith so it 
looks as if the Bengals will be replacing Andre Smith with Andre Smith, 
for less money than Smith would appreciate putting towards his 
retirement, or mortgage, or whatever. Furthermore, the Bengals need a 
big time back to bring more balance to the offense. An offense that 
stalled in the playoff loss to the Texans last January. Lacy is 
recovering from a hamstring tear but not to worry, all Alabama running 
backs recover from leg injuries at this time of year. Last year it was 
Trent Richardson.

  22 St. Louis Rams-Tavon Austin, WR/KR, West Virginia: The Rams need a 
big time kick returner and they need a big time, downfield receiver, 
with speed. In short, they need Tavon Austin. Job accomplished.
  23 Minnesota Vikings-DeAndre Hopkins, WR/KR, Clemson: The loss of kick 
returner/wide receiver, Percy Harvin, was not replaced by wide receiver 
Greg Jennings. Therefore the Vikings take both a wide receiver in the 
draft and a kick returner, in the same body.

  24 Indianapolis Colts- Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama: Every night a star 
falls from the sky and every year a star falls at the draft. This year 
it is Milliner, who is still recovering from shoulder surgery.

  25 Minnesota Vikings-Alec Ogletree, ILB, Georgia. The Vikings need to 
rebuild their line backing corps. Selecting the athletic Ogletree is a 
good place to start.

  26 Green Bay Packers-Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington: The Packers do 
have secondary depth in an effort to replace Charles Woodson, but Loyce 
Means, recently of the Canadian Football League, is not the answer. 
Trufant should be a successful pro for many years.

  27 Houston Texans- Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSU. This is not really 
what the Texans had in mind in their war room, where kicker 
returner/receivers such as Tavon Austin, Cordarrelle Patterson, and 
DeAndre Hopkins were penciled in red. Their displacement by other teams 
however, prompts the Texans to address their line backing needs first, 
and the athletic Barkevious Mingo falls right into their laps. 
Unfortunately, they will probably now need separate draft picks to 
address receiver and kick returner.

  28 Denver Broncos-Jonathan Jenkins, DT, Georgia: The Broncos added 
offensive pieces over the winter by signing Wesley Welker but lost key 
rusher Elvis Dumervil through an administrative mistake in league 
rules. The Bronco front was soft to begin with and Jenkins is the 
quickest way to address that problem, all 346 pounds of him.

  29 Philadelphia Eagles-EJ Manuel, QB, Florida State: The Jacksonville 
Jaguars are seeking a mobile quarterback to give them more of a threat 
in the red zone, particularly on short yardage situations in case 
Blaine Gabbert shocks them by proving capable of playing quarterback 
the rest of the time. The Eagles, on the other hand, badly want Manuel 
to be their every day quarterback, running Chip Kelly’s read option. 
Therefore they trade up with New England, who is unsure who they want 
to draft, and would like an extra night to decide by trading away their 
first round pick.
  30 Atlanta Falcons- Jonthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State: The Falcons 
did not trade for Darrelle Revis; They have to draft at least one  
playmaking corner or they are not going far into the playoffs this 
coming season.

  31 San Francisco 49ers-Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina. The 
49ers were all set to draft a first round receiver for the second 
straight year when the number rated prospect, Cal’s Keenen Allen, ran a 
slow 40 time at his school day, to add to questions about his 
durability after he spent most of his senior year injured. I believe 
Allen takes a big tumble now in this draft.

  32 Baltimore Ravens-Kevin Minter, ILB, LSU: the Ravens did a 
deceivably excellent job of restocking the defense after several Super 
Bowl heroes left for more money. They did not, however, replace Ray 
Lewis at middle linebacker, and Minter is the best option after Manti 
Te’o in this draft.




ROUND 2
33. Jacksonville Jaguars—Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi State: The 
Jaguars begin a complete rebuilding of the franchise with the 
cornerback that meets their speed requirements, a 4.31 40 man. Do not 
be surprised if the Jaguars take Sam Montgomery, the productive 
defensive end from LSU.
34. San Francisco 49ers (from Chiefs)—Zach Ertz TE Stanford: No, the 
49ers do not need to draft a No.2 tight end in the second round. It’s a 
matter of quality. They have a ton of picks to address wide receiver 
and the secondary. To teach Ertz how to block so that he can develop 
into a dominant replacement for Vernon Davis.
35. New England Patriots-Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, UCONN; in trade with 
Philadelphia Eagles. The Patriots would have drafted Wreh-Wilson in the 
first round, so they get their man and an extra draft pick too. So 
Patriots!
36. Detroit Lions—DJ Hayden, CB, Houston: Having taken a flyer on the 
raw rusher Ezekiel Ansah in the first round, Head Coach Jim Swartz, a 
defensive guru, takes a chance on Houston corner DJ Hayden, less than a 
year after Hayden’s serious vein injury. Hayden is judged to have the 
best mechanics of any corner in the draft.
37. Cincinnati Bengals-Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor: The Bengals find 
an outstanding receiving companion to AJ Green, and more offensive 
weapons.
38. Arizona Cardinals—Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin. The Cardinals have 
not had a genuine running back since Edgarrin James. They do now. 
Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M: Arizona needs to replace pass rushers 
and the productive Moore could play either defensive end or his 
original position, outside linebacker.
39. New York Jets—Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky: The Jets begin to 
rebuild the porous right side of its offensive line. Warford looks 
ready to start on opening day.
40. Tennessee Titans—Jordan Poyer, CB Oregon State: The playmaking 
cornerback is just what the Titans need to both stop Andrew Luck and 
Matt Schaub in the AFC South, and put some excitement into the defense 
as well.
41. Buffalo Bills—Robert Woods, WR, USC: Woods is a reliable receiver 
who will both move the chains and stretch the field for Geno Smith.
42. Kansas City Chiefs--Terron Armstead, OT, Ark Pinebluff: With their 
pick for Branden Albert from Miami, the Chiefs construct a rookie 
offensive line with Luke Joeckel and Armstead.
43. Tampa Bay Buccaneers—Cornelius Carradine, DE, Florida State: 
Dominant before injury as a senior, Carradine has looked his old self 
at least in running recently. The Bucs take a flyer that Carradine can 
further his formerly dominant college play into the next level.
44. Carolina Panthers—Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State: Concerns about 
Rhodes’ speed drop him into the second round.
45. San Diego Chargers—David Amerson, CB North Carolina St.: Scouts 
believe Amerson is still developing and will not reach his potential 
until his first Pro Bowl.
46. St. Louis Rams—Leveon Bell, RB, Michigan State: Bell’s speed and 
pass catching ability opened up a lot of eyes at the Combine in 
Indianapolis. He’s the kind of big, strong running back Jeff Fischer 
has employed in Eddie George in Tennesee and Stephen Jackson in St. 
Louis.
47. Dallas Cowboys—Justin Pugh, OG, OT, Syracuse: The versatile Pugh is 
perfect to fill in wherever the weak Cowboy offensive line needs him 
most.
48. Pittsburgh Steelers—Alex Okafor, OLB, Texas: Okafor dominated weak 
competition but struggled against quality in the Big 12. He could use 
developmental years learning his craft with the Steelers.
49. New York Giants— Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State: Taylor is one of 
those quietly efficient defenders whose name does not appear much 
because he is shutting down his receivers. Injuries have weakened the 
Giants secondary. Taylor will add both quality and depth.
50. Chicago Bears—Arthur Brown, OLB, Kansas State: Many believe Brown 
is a first round talent. I don’t. But he should be a first year starter 
for the Bears as they replace their linebackers.
51. Washington Redskins—D.J. Swearinger, FS, South Carolina: Swearinger 
was the best safety I saw all year. Whether he becomes one of the best 
in the NFL remains to be seen. Yet the Redskins are correct to start 
rebuilding their secondary with him.
52. Minnesota Vikings—Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU: Montgomery could be one 
of the second round steals of this draft. Scouts don’t like his 
mechanics, his stiff hips, and the 4.81 40 time he ran in Indianapolis. 
Yet he was more productive than his LSU teammate who makes scouts 
drool: Barkevious Mingo.
53. Cincinnati Bengals—Manelik Watson, OT, Florida State: Even with 
Andre Smith back in the fold, Watson has too much potential to ignore 
and therefore is the perfect developmental project, having played 
football only a few years.
54. Miami Dolphins—Vance McDonald, TE, Rice: Somebody in the Dolphins’ 
front office may already have figured out that last year’s drafted 
tight end, Michael Egnew, is really a tall slot receiver pretending to 
be a tight end. This masquerade is uncovered by drafting the versatile 
McDonald, who may be a tall running back pretending to be a tight end, 
so numerous are the Rice graduate’s skills.
55. Green Bay Packers—Datone Jones, DE, UCLA: Like Damontre Moore of 
Texas A&M, Jones became a star when he was moved from linebacker to 
defensive end. He should help the Packer’s pass rush.
56. Seattle Seahawks—Kyle Long, OT, Oregon: Pete Carroll loves athletic 
playmakers and Howie Long’s youngest, but most athletic, son, fits the 
bill. Besides, tackle James Carpenter has to prove he can come back 
from a major knee injury.
57. Houston Texans—Khaseem Greene, OLB, Rutgers: What the hell is going 
on in Houston? The Texans are a playoff team inching to the Super Bowl 
and yet its star defensive players keep leaving. Scouts love Greene and 
the Texans hope he lives up to the warm notices because they have to 
restock their line backing corps.
58. Denver Broncos—Corey Lemonier, OLB, Auburn: Lemonier has the eyes 
and ears of the NFL scouting community. Quietly, he has played below 
the buzz of the endless Auburn scandals and has the speed to be a star 
rusher in the NFL. The Broncos hope he will be a worthy successor to 
Elvis Dumervil.
59. New England Patriots—Phillip Thomas, FS, Fresno State: While 
everybody was spending the winter wondering where Geno Smith would go 
and whether Marcus Lattimore could recover from his knee injury, the 
Patriots were, of course, zoning in on the best talent. Thomas COULD be 
the best safety in this draft. He will probably help the Patriots 
immediately, at the very least.
60. Atlanta Falcons—Margus Hunt, DE, SMU: The raw but big and powerful 
and fast Hunt lands in Atlanta. He could be a large force in getting 
them to the Super Bowl right away.
61. San Francisco 49ers— Eric Reid, FS, LSU: How did Reid land with the 
49ers? Some scouts think he is the best free safety in the draft. 
Others think he is vastly overrated. The 49ers will put the question to 
a test right away.
62. Baltimore Ravens— Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers: Quality always seems to 
define Ravens’ GM Ozzie Newsome’s draft picks. The Rutgers corner back 
is no different. He may be








ROUND 3

63. Kansas City Chiefs—Jamie Collins, OLB Southern Miss: A Combine star 
in Indianapolis, Collins is raw and therefore the perfect candidate to 
be developed over time by a new regime in Kansas City.
64. Jacksonville Jaguars—Shawn Williams, SS, Georgia: Williams is big 
and strong and fast, a 4.42 40 man, and just the kind of safety the new 
Jaguars establishment wants to build around. If Darius Slay were to 
fall this far, the Jags could take him here.
65. Detroit Lions—Dwayne Gratz, CB UConn: For a team which went to the 
playoffs only two years ago, and allegedly rebuilding, the Lions sure 
have a lot of holes. The secondary is dreadful and the Lions hope Gratz 
is one of the answers.
66. Oakland Raiders—Matt Barkley, QB, USC: Nobody really believes Matt 
Flynn is the long term answer in Oakland, and taking time to develop 
Barkley, particularly his awful footwork, makes sense.
67. Philadelphia Eagles—Jonathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State: Hankins had 
one, good, dominant year in Columbus. Is he a one- year wonder or 
somebody who can anchor the Eagles’ new 3-4 defense? He does not 
possess the kind of speed you usually associate with a Chip Kelly 
player, so he might be on a short leash: show us or you’re gone.
68. Cleveland Browns—Alvin Bailey, OG, Arkansas: Many have mocked 
Bailey to the 4th round, but with Warmack and Warford off the board, 
he’s the one remaining guard who can probably start right away, and 
therefore the Browns take a starter here in the 3rd.
69. Arizona Cardinals—David Bakhtiari, OT, Colorado: The cocky new 
regime in Arizona has declared itself very pleased with its present 
offensive line, which did improve late last season. They were not so 
pleased, however, that they would ignore a tackle/guard with so much 
potential upside as Bakhtiari.
70. Tennessee Titans— Sio Moore. OLB UConn: Moore’s speed has moved him 
up draft boards since the season ended and he may be gone by this late 
in the third round. But if not, the Titans will grab him, thank you 
very much.
71. Buffalo Bills—Dallas Thomas, OT, Tennessee: Having selected a 
quarterback and a wide receiver, the Bills next move to shore up the 
offensive line. The quietly productive SEC lineman should start right 
away in Buffalo.
72. New York Jets—Oday Abouchi, ROT, Virginia: A Brooklyn native, 
Abouchi can play right or left tackle and, more importantly, can start 
right away, a requirement for the harried Jets offensive line. Some 
draft boards have moved Abouchi as far down as the 6th round, but the 
Jets will reach up and take him here.
73. Tampa Bay Buccaneers—Jordan Mills, RT, La Tech: Mills is a big 
project, but the new Bucs management is only in its second here, and 
has time.
74. San Francisco 49ers—TJ McDonald, FS, USC: McDonald has 49ers 
pedigree: his father played safety for them. He was also a big time 
player at USC. He has big time size, 6-3. Yet he isn’t the fastest 
safety at 4.54 in the 40. Many think he can be an NFL star, a tall, 
rangy successor to Dashon Goldson. Others think he was a vastly over 
rated star on a vastly over rated USC team.
75. New Orleans Saints—Robert Alford, corner back, Southeastern 
Louisiana: Having cut Johnny Patrick, the Saints need a starting corner 
back. Alford is easily the best small school corner in this draft. His 
4.34 40 speed doesn’t hurt.
76. San Diego Chargers— Brandon Jenkins, OLB, Florida State: Jenkins 
was a first round player until his season ending injury. The Chargers 
hope he will return to form and potential.
77. Miami Dolphins—Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU: The Dolphins show faith 
that the “honey badger” can keep out of trouble in South Beach. He had 
a great combine and will probably become a good nickel back. His 5-9 
stature is a concern.
78. St. Louis Rams—Sean Porter OLB Texas A&M: Quietly, Porter had an 
outstanding season for the Aggies. He’s a hard hitter and Jeff Fischer 
will love his effort.
79. Pittsburgh Steelers—Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State: Scouts love 
Wheaton as a big play receiver. I’m not so convinced. I see him as more 
of a disciplined route runner. Yet he’s reliable and can catch the 
ball. He could be both a downfield and safety option for Ben 
Roethisberger.
80. Dallas Cowboys—Giovani Bernard RB, North Carolina: Scouts love the 
productive Bernard. Many consider him the best running back in this 
draft. I don’t, but my opinion does not count in Dallas. Only Jerry 
Jones’s feelings matter. And Jones, a star running back in high school 
but a guard at Arkansas, listens to his scouts.
81. New York Giants—DeVonte Holloman, OLB, South Carolina. The Giants 
intended to draft Sean Porter but he went to St. Louis. Their best laid 
plans frustrated, they draft line backer DeVonte Holloman of South 
Carolina, a hard hitter
82. Miami Dolphins –John Simon, DE, Ohio State: Simon disappointed at 
the Combine and some scouts complain that he was sometimes out of 
position during Big Ten games, therefore Simon has fallen from a low 
first round pick, tumbling all the way to the third round. Yet he was a 
very productive Buckeye, and runs a 4.66 40, which is nothing to sneeze 
at. The Dolphins may get a steal.
83. Minnesota Vikings— Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M: The Vikings need 
to rebuild their pass rushers and linebackers. It is a long fall from 
the early first round for Moore, but he could play either defensive end 
or his original position, outside linebacker.

84. Cincinnati Bengals—Jonathan Cyprien, SS, Florida International: Two 
years ago, Cyprien’s coach, Mario Cristobal, was a rising star, 
apparently on the way to leave Florida International and coach first 
Pitt and then Rutgers. Fired after last season, Cristobal is now an 
offensive line coach at Alabama. Cyprien has had a similar fall, rising 
into the first round on everybody’s draft boards, tumbling at least to 
the second round, and in my mock, into the third. Scouts love Cyprien’s 
athleticism, but his 4.66 speed is not extraordinary, and everybody is 
now trying to guess just how good he might be after a career in the 
Sunbelt conference.
85. Washington Redskins—Will Davis, CB, Utah State: The Redkins have a 
very simple philosophy in this draft: select defensive backs and after 
that take more defensive backs.
86. Indianapolis Colts—Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee: Wow! How did this 
guy slip to the Colts, giving them yet another fine receiver? Good 
drafting, apparently. Or maybe Andrew’s kind of luck. Yeah, a weak joke 
on the brink of draft day.
87. Seattle Seahawks—Brandon Williams, NT, Missouri State: Williams 
does not possess the speed the Seahawks prefer on defense but he is a 
tough, gritty, tackle, who will hold his own up front, and a worthy 
replacement for Alan Branch.
88. Green Bay Packers—Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin. The Pack gets one 
of those great home state blockers.
89. Houston Texans— Brian Winters, OG, Kent State: Kent State went to 
the MAC championship game and a big reason was Winters. Most scouts 
think he can start right away.

90. Denver Broncos—Shamarko Thomas, SS, Syracuse: Small for a safety at 
5-9, Thomas has nonetheless risen to the top of the charts with his 
coverage skills and 4.37 speed. Despite protestations to the contrary, 
the Broncos ARE considered about their safeties.
91. New England Patriots—Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M: I’m not sure why 
Swope is available in the 3rd round because he runs a 4.28 40 and he 
catches everything thrown to him. But if such an athlete is sitting 
here at this spot, you can bet the Patriots will take him. They have 
failed to draft a receiver who can get open for at least a decade. 
Swope may finally be their answer.
92. Atlanta Falcons—Cornelius Washington, OLB, DE, Georgia: Washington 
tore up the combine and perfectly meets the Falcons need for a speedy 
line backer who can also hit hard
93. San Francisco 49ers—Brian Schwenke, C, Cal: This is a value pick. 
The 49ers do not need a starting center, but they would like to develop 
one and Schwenke, as luck would have it, is one of the better ones in 
this draft.
94. Baltimore Ravens—Chase Thomas, OLB, Stanford: His 4.87 40 time 
(4.80 and 4.85 at his Stanford Pro Day) and 21 bench lifts, disturbs 
many scouts but the Ravens, in rebuilding their line backing group, 
will take his hard hitting production over those standardized testing 
numbers.
95. Houston Texans —Marquise Goodwin, WR/KR, Texas. No, the Texans do 
not end up with higher rated receivers/kick returners, such as Andre 
Hopkins, but the Olympic broad jumper with 4.21 40 speed will be a 
decent second option. Goodwin, like Tavon Austin, is smallish in 
stature, at 5-9. Yet many scouts see a lot of upside in Goodwin, who 
got lost in the offensive confusion at Texas.
96. Kansas City Chiefs --Chris Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech: With the 
failed played of Jonathan Baldwin, the Chiefs need a companion threat 
to Dwayne Bowe. The Chiefs may get more than that in Patton, who runs 
crisp routes, has excellent hands, and is rated a first round value by 
many talent evaluators.
97. Tennessee Titans –Brennan Williams, OT, North Carolina: A raw, 
athletic son of an NFL tackle, Williams missed most of his senior year 
with a knee injury. His upside, however, is huge, and if any two guys 
can tap that potential it is Head coach Mike Munchak and offensive line 
coach Bruce Matthews.





ROUND FOUR

98. Jacksonville Jaguars—Jelani Jenkins, OLB, Florida: Jenkins is not 
the fastest linebacker in this draft, at 4.67 40 speed, but he may turn 
out to be the best. He’s a play maker who always makes things happen 
around the ball, and he is perfect in the Jaguars new scheme where they 
want their linebackers to be multi taskers. Jenkins’s style of play is 
remarkably similar to the veteran line backer the Jags signed in free 
agency from the Bears, Geno Hayes.
99. Kansas City Chiefs—Devin Taylor, DE, South Carolina: Taylor is very 
under rated and should be a solid force on the Chiefs’ defensive line. 
His 4.65 40 time is 4th best of all defensive ends.
100. Oakland Raiders—Dion Sims, TE, Michigan State: Sims has overcome 
several injuries in his college career and runs with a limp. He has the 
size and catch catching ability to be first rate. He is a project.
101. Philadelphia Eagles –Ricky Wagner, OT, Wisconsin: Perhaps the most 
under rated tackle in the draft due to early season problems blocking 
for the run, Wagner is already a stalwart pass blocker, an absolute 
must in today’s pass happy NFL, never mind a pass happy team to be such 
as the eagles.
102. Minnesota Vikings --Zeke Motta, FS Notre Dame: Last year the 
Vikings drafted Notre Dame safety Harrison Smith and he had a great 
rookie year. This year the Vikings draft Notre Dame safety Zeke Motta 
and hope for the same.
103. Arizona Cardinals—Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati: Kelce is a big 
moose of a man at 6-5, 255 pounds, and runs a 4.64 40. He is a work out 
warrior and the younger brother of the Philadelphia Eagles center. From 
Paul Newman’s upper middle class neighborhood of Shaker Heights, in 
Cleveland, Kelce is more potential than accomplished tight end.
104. Cleveland Browns—Kenny Stills, WR, Oklahoma: Coming off major knee 
surgery a year ago, Still’s health was a major concern to NFL scouts. 
Also of concern was the general failure, in recent years, of dominant 
Oklahoma receivers to succeed in the NFL. But Stills’s 4.64, 40 time 
workouts, seems to have mollified scouts recently, and he is now 
considered the best value among receivers to be drafted in the middle 
rounds.
105. Buffalo Bills—Zaviar Gooden, OLB Missouri: The speedy Gooden was 
the OLB Combine star in Indianapolis, finishing first in the 40 at 4.46 
seconds, first in bench reps with 30, first in the cone drill at 6.71 
seconds and first in the shuttle at 4.18 seconds. He’s young and raw 
but makes perfect sense on a team rebuilding at line backer.
106. New York Jets—Joe Kruger, DE, Utah: Kruger was dominant in Utah’s 
bowl win and has been flying up draft boards since. The Jets need to 
replace Mike DeVito, a reliable tackler against the run.
107. Tennessee Titans—Chris Harper, WR, Kansas State: Harper is 
probably a reach in the fourth round, but the Titans are known for 
making middle to late round finds in pass receivers.
108. Carolina Panthers—Jordan Reed, WR, Florida: Reed is not the tight 
end many see him as, but he will be a good target for Cam Newton. He’s 
essentially a wide out who has played tight end at Florida.
109. New Orleans Saints—Chase Thomas, OLB, Stanford: Thomas lacks ideal 
speed yet he is a crushing tackler with great instincts. Plus he’s a 
smart player.
10. San Diego Chargers—Da'Rick Rogers, WR Tenn. Tech: Another product 
of Tennessee’s bad boy years personified by former coach, Lane Kiffen, 
Rogers has a high upside in talent, if not so-called character issues.
111. Miami Dolphins—Joseph Randle, RB Oklahoma State: A star of the 
post season, Randle has performed well in various work outs. Resembles 
former Oklahoma State running back Kendall Hunter.
112. Tampa Bay Buccaneers— Montori Hughes, DT, Tennessee Martin. As 
they say affectionately, the man is a beast. The Bucs find a 
replacement for Roy Miller at nose tackle.
113. St. Louis Rams—Duke Williams, SS Nevada: A work out hero such as 
former Nevada line backer Dontay Moch, Williams needs to show he is 
more than potential.
114. Dallas Cowboys—Jordan Hill, DT, Penn State: As with all Penn State 
products, Hill is fundamentally sound, always a good addition in big D, 
where discipline is not always the byword.
115. Pittsburgh Steelers—Christine Michael, RB, Texas A&M: A 
fundamentally sound, hard-nosed runner who can block, Michael fits the 
Steelers mold. He has been a star of the post season and in demand by 
almost everybody in their mock drafts.
116. New York Giants—Kiko Alonso, ILB, Oregon: Like many of the Ducks 
recruited by chip Kelly, Alonso has a lot of speed and athletic upside. 
In addition, he is a very hard hitter and should start right away, even 
though it is against Tom Coughlin’s religion to start rookies.
117. Chicago Bears—B.W. Webb, CB, William & Mary. Webb is in a long 
line of outstanding corners from William & Mary. He runs a 4.46 40 and 
will help the Bears immediately.
118. Cincinnati Bengals—Bacarri Rambo, FS, Georgia: The Bengals 
safeties are more quantity than quality and Rambo is a shot of quality.
119. Washington Redskins—Leon McFadden CB, San Diego State. The Skins 
secondary rebuilding continues with the highly regarded McFadden.
120. Minnesota Vikings—Lavar Edwards, DE LSU: Lost in the shuffle of 
Baton Rouge stars, Edwards could be among the better LSU performers in 
the NFL.
121. Indianapolis Colts—Brandon McGee, CB, Miami: McGee has the speed 
the Colts covet in their defensive players. He runs a blazing 4.37 40. 
A bit of a project, but McGee has a terrific upside.
122. Green Bay Packers—Michael Buchanan, DE, Illinois: Buchanan led the 
Big Ten in sacks, has starred at the Combine, and brings much needed 
rush power to the Pack.
123. Seattle Seahawks—Conner Vernon, WR, Duke: Vernon is more a finesse 
receiver than Percy Harvin, therefore he provides a balance and a 
replacement for Harvin when he’s not playing due to one of his temper 
tantrums.
124. Houston Texans—Kevin Reddick, ILB, North Carolina: For a mediocre 
team, the North Carolina Tar heels surely produce a ton of top flight 
prospects. The 6th rated inside line backer in this draft, Reddick has 
4.71 speed, essentially the same speed as the top rated inside man, 
Kevin Minter, who runs 4.70.
125. Denver Broncos—Stepfon Taylor, RB, Stanford: The Broncos roster is 
populated with experienced and oft-injured running backs such as Willis 
McGahee and Knowshon Moreno. Taylor, who is a pro style back who will 
get tough yards on the ground, is the perfect balance to Peyton Manning 
and his passing attack.

126. Tampa Bay Buccaneers —Zac Dysert QB Miami (OH): Quarterback Josh 
Freeman is in the last year of his rookie contract in Tampa Bay and the 
jury is out on whether he will return after that.
127. Atlanta Falcons—Bennie Logan, DT, LSU: On and on, the LSU talent 
continues. Perhaps the problem for Les Miles is that he has too many 
good players for only 22 positions.
128. San Francisco 49ers—Reid Fragel, OT, Ohio State: The 6 feet 8 inch 
Fragel is an athletic former tight end who has excited scouts in the 
latter days of the draft season. There is a reason when a Big Ten team 
goes 12-0 and one of them is that Fragel did a great job blocking 
upfront.
129. Baltimore Ravens—Tharold Simon, CB, LSU: At 6-4, Simon is one of 
the more intriguing corner prospects in this draft. With Baltimore, he 
will be given time to develop.
130. Baltimore Ravens –Josh Evans, FS, Florida. Evans is a steal here, 
particularly for the defending World champs.
131. San Francisco 49ers—Colbi Hamilton, WR, Arkansas: With 4.50 speed, 
Hamilton could be one of the surprises of this draft. And the 49ers 
need receivers badly who can run deep.
132. Detroit Lions-- Chris Faulk, OT LSU: With so much talent, a good 
number of LSU athletes have fallen under the draft radar. Yet scouts 
have had Faulk in their viewers all year long. He could be a very good 
pro and a best friend to Lions passer Mathew Stafford.
133. Atlanta Falcons—Ryan Otten, TE San Jose State: The Falcons are 
betting that the highly regarded Otten could replace Tony Gonzalez 
after this coming year.



ROUND FIVE

  134. Kansas City Chiefs—Nico Johnson, ILB, Alabama: How good is Nico 
Johnson? Nobody really seems to know and most either see him as a steal 
or a bust. Is he the consistent and disciplined leader of the Alabama 
defense who is a winner or an over rated player on a great team?
135. Jacksonville Jaguars—Xavier Nixon, ROT, Florida: Nixon had an up 
and down senior year at Florida, albeit against the best competition, 
almost every week, in the country. If Nixon can become grounded and 
consistent, he could become the starting tackle the Jags desperately 
need on their right side.
136. Philadelphia Eagles—William Gholston, DE, Michigan State: Gholston 
has come under severe criticism for not performing up to his alleged 
level of talent and natural size. One advantage is that he is basically 
a defensive tackle who played at defensive end in college, therefore 
providing flexibility to play in a rotation at either tackle or end in 
Eagles new 3-4 alignment.
137. Detroit Lions—Alec Lemon, WR, Syracuse: Lemon made a rapid rise up 
the draft boards after a productive career receiving the passes of Ryan 
Nassib at Syracuse. Probably more of a possession receiver in the mold 
of Syracuse’s Hall of Fame end, Art Monk.
138. Seattle Seahawks—Larentee McCray, OLB, Florida: A lot of 
observers, not me, prefer McCray to Florida’s other playmaking 
linebacker, Jelani Jenkins. Maybe Pete Carroll is one of them.
139. Cleveland Browns—Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas: Although Wilson had 
been projected as high as No. 8ver all, in the first round, to Buffalo, 
quarterback needy teams usually need everything else too. And therefore 
Wilson drops into the 5th round.
140. Arizona Cardinals—Trevardo Williams, OLB UConn: Williams is an 
unknown force to the fans but widely admired by the scouts. He could 
easily go as high as the third round.
141. New York Jets— Matt Scott, QB, Arizona: Scott appears to be in the 
sights of every team who needs a quarterback because he possesses both 
a strong arm and excellent mobility in getting away from a rush. The 
betting odds is on Scott going to Jacksonville earlier in this round, 
particularly because the Jets have already exhausted the quarterback 
budget, although they are apparently going to jettison Tim Tebow, and 
if they draft Scott, perhaps Mark Sanchez, despite the nasty salary cap 
hit that would involve.

142. Tennessee Titans—Hugh Thorton, OG, Illinois: Thorton has played 
both guard and tackle and therefore has been moving up draft boards as 
April 26 approached.
143. Buffalo Bills—J.C. Tretter, OG, Cornell: The Bills are presumably 
aware of Tretter who played not far from Buffalo in Ithica, New York. 
Tretter has seen a rapid rise up the draft charts and has held his own 
against players from higher level competition in the post season.
144. New Orleans Saints— Mike Glennon, QB, North Carolina State: 
Glennon has the strongest arm in this draft, and by a long shot, but he 
is wildly inconsistent and rather immobile. A couple of years studying 
under Drew Brees would be ideal conditions. And he is perfect for 
playing indoors with a dry field.
145. San Diego Chargers—David Bass, DE, Missouri Western State: A small 
school gem, Bass stands 6-4, weighs 262, and can bring the 40 speed in 
4.74. Bass immediately improves the rebuilding Chargers pass rush.
146. Miami Dolphins—Tommy Bohanon, FB, Wake Forest: Bohanon was a star 
of the combine, particularly in the bench press. He would provide more 
protection for Ryan Tannenhill to throw and hopefully help open holes 
for Daniel Thomas and Lamar Miller.
147. Tampa Bay Buccaneers—Malliciah Goodman, DE, Clemson: Everyone 
always thought Goodman had the skill set to be superior rusher but his 
lack of production until this year has many wondering whether he lacks 
effort or was a one year wonder.
148. Carolina Panthers—Lonnie Pryor, FB, Florida State: Pryor was 
clearly the best all around fullback in college football this year, an 
excellent blocker, a good runner with speed, a good pass catcher. But 
in a league where fullbacks only block, Pryor’s value falls 
drastically. With two outstanding runners, the Panthers could use Pryor 
as a blocker who is a useful safety valve for Cam Newton in receiving 
check down passes.
149. St. Louis Rams—Everettt Dawkins, DT, Florida State: Teams 
apparently believe Dawkins reached his potential during an outstanding 
college career. Even if that turns out to be true, Dawkins should be a 
good rotation man up front in the NFL.
150. Pittsburgh Steelers—Brandon McGee, OLB, Arizona State: With 4.68 
speed, McGee could be a sleeper in the NFL. If so, the Steelers show 
again that they can evaluate talent.
151. Dallas Cowboys—Rod Sweeting, CB, Georgia Tech: All ACC, Sweeting 
is another outstanding prospect who is traveling under the proverbial 
radar. He also runs a 4.38 40.
152. New York Giants—Nick Kasa, TE, Colorado: Kasa is an outstanding 
tight end, now, period. Hopefully Tom Coughlin will loosen up enough to 
let Kasa play this year.
153. Chicago Bears—Khaled Holmes, OC, USC: I have to say that I am not 
a fan of Holmes. He began the draft season as one of the top centers, 
has cratered from there.
154. Washington Redskins—Sanders Commings, CB, Georgia. The Skins get 
an instant starter who many thought would land in Jacksonville. 
Commings’s 4.41 speed is going to make the Fed Ex Field faithful happy.
155. Minnesota Vikings—Sean Renfree, QB, Duke: Renfree is an intriguing 
prospect with a nice arm, if with a soft touch. His biggest advantage 
over current starter Christian Ponder is that he is more mobile, if not 
strictly that much faster in 40 time. Renfree reminds me of Chad 
Pennington. Like Matt Barkley, he often throws off his wrong foot, so 
his mechanics need to be cleaned up.
156. Cincinnati Bengals—Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse: Is Andy Dalton 
really the future for the Bengals? If so, they still lack depth at 
quarterback. Some see Nassib going in the first round. I don’t. He has 
a decent arm and poise. Just like Dalton.

157. San Francisco 49ers-Gerald Hodges, OLB, Penn State: Hodges is the 
typical Penn State linebacker. When he tackles runners, at the line, or 
in the open field, they go down.
158. Seattle Seahawks—Ty Powell, OLB, Harding. Powell is a playmaker 
with 4.60 40 speed. Pete Carroll’s kind of guy.
159. Green Bay Packers—Braxston Cave, C, Notre Dame. The Pack gets a 
replacement center and a good one.
160. Houston Texans—Keith Pough, ILB, Howard: The Texans get a 
replacement, more or less, for Connor Barwin at linebacker.
161. Denver Broncos—Mychal Rivera, TE, Tennessee: The Broncos have used 
a lot of draft picks on tight ends recently and have struck out. They 
hope Rivera will finally be the real deal.
162. Washington Redskins - Tony Jefferson, FS, Oklahoma: Jefferson has 
the look of boom or bust. An outstanding safety much of the year, he 
seemed to run out of gas at season’s end. Perhaps he has health issues?
163. Atlanta Falcons—Omoregie Uzzi, OG, Georgia Tech: Uzzi was a 
dominant ALL ACC guard, who single-handedly held the vastly superior 
talent on the Florida State defense at bay in the title game in 
Charlotte. There is no logical reason why he should go this low in the 
draft, but this is where everybody who writes these things publicly 
puts him.
164. San Francisco 49ers—Dustin Hopkins, K, Florida State: Every team 
who needs a kicker wants this Dallas native. The 49ers have the draft 
picks to get him.
165. Baltimore Ravens—Akeem Spence, DT, Illinois: Some see Spence going 
in the 4th round. In the 5th round, he’s a bargain, and the kind the 
Ravens specialize in.
166. Miami Dolphins-Kenjon Barner, RB, Oregon: The Dolphins add running 
back depth and a kick returner at the same time.
167. Green Bay Packers- Etienne Sabino, OLB, Ohio State. Sabino brings 
Clay Mathews some help with his 4.71 speed.
  168. Baltimore Ravens –Cody Davis, FS, Texas Tech: The Ravens get a 
speedy and rangy safety out of the west who was a workout star in the 
off season both at the Combine and at his Pro Day in Lubbock. Davis 
meets the modern requirements of the prototypical free safety, 6-2, and 
with a blinding 40 time of 4.41.





ROUND SIX

170. Jacksonville Jaguars—Terry Hawthorne, CB, Illinois: Hawthorne’s 
4.31 40 speed is what the new Jaguars are looking for in their corners.
170. Kansas City Chiefs—Josh Boyd DE/DT, Mississippi State: Boyd is 
underrated and his ability to play both defensive tackle and end will 
provide Andy Reid’s front line with flexibility.
171. Detroit Lions—Eric Martin, DE/OLB, Nebraska: Advertised as a 
special teams phenom, Martin has been literally running up draft boards 
with his 4.56 speed. The Lions need all the pass rushers they can find.
172. Oakland Raiders—Adrian Bushell, CB Louisville. The Raiders need 
help everywhere. Could they maybe draft seven times twice, sort of like 
baseball does now in their supplemental drafts for small market teams? 
The Raiders are a small market team, after all.
173. Cleveland Browns- Ciere Wood, RB, Notre Dame. Wood is a patient 
runner with 4.46 speed who can spell Trent Richardson during the 
Alabama star’s frequent down time due to injuries.
174. Arizona Cardinals—Steve Williams, CB, Cal: Williams was a star at 
the Combine, burning a 4.34 40, and accomplishing a 10.8 broad jump and 
a 40.56 vertical.
175. Cleveland Browns—Aaron Mellette, WR, Elon: Perhaps the best of the 
small school receivers.
176. Arizona Cardinals—Kerwynn Williams, RB, Utah State: Williams was 
the running star of the bowl season, gaining 235 yards in the Famous 
Idaho Bowl. An excellent receiver, Williams possesses 4.44 speed. On 
the down side, he is 5-9 and basically can’t block.
177. Buffalo Bills—John Lotulelei, OLB, UNLV: The Bills continue the 
rebuild of their line backing corps with the Vegas man from Hawaii.
178. New York Jets— Kwame Geathers, DT, Georgia: The Jets could not 
stop the run last year and need to replace nose tackle Po’uha anyway 
who they cut for salary cap reasons. Geathers has been ruled an 
underachiever by the scouts, but if anybody can inspire Geathers to 
play up to his potential it is Rex Ryan, who genuinely believes every 
defensive player he has a role in drafting is wonderful.

179. San Diego Chargers—Earl Watford, OG, James Madison: The new 
administration in San Diego continues to find pieces to protect David 
Rivers.
180. San Francisco 49ers —Roy Roundtree, WR, Michigan: Roundtree is 
small but is an excellent route runner. He can also return kicks.
181. Tampa Bay Buccaneers—Cris Jones, DT, Bowling Green. Jones is a 
veritable tackling machine although a different style than the true 
nose tackle Roy Miller, now departed to upstate Florida.
182. Carolina Panthers—Ace Sanders, WR/KR, South Carolina: Another 
weapon and a big play player for Cam Newton.
183. New Orleans Saints—Garrett Gilkey, OT, Childron State: Since New 
Orleans has been the stuff of feel good stories since the devastation 
of Hurricane Katrina, including their first Super Bowl Championship, it 
is appropriate that Gilkey, who overcame school yard bullies in his 
childhood, will go to the city of uplifting stories, although nine of 
them written by Faulkner or Tennessee Williams.
184. St. Louis Rams—Cory Grissom DT, South Florida: The improving Rams 
front line gets another piece.
185. Dallas Cowboys—Josh Johnson, CB, Purdue: The diminutive Johnson is 
an excellent cover guy, and an upgrade of youth in the Cowboy secondary.
186. Pittsburgh Steelers—Chris Cragg, TE, Arkansas. The fastest tight 
end in this draft, Cragg can spell Heath Miller and eventually replace 
him.
187. New York Giants—J.P. Lonergan, C, LSU: As usual, the Giants end up 
with the most fundamentally sound players. Lonergan is probably the 
best center in this draft.
188. Chicago Bears—Matt Furstenburg, TE, Maryland. Furstenburg has 
arrived from the bushes and is pushing up into the 6th round of the 
draft, which will take place Saturday. Teams like his 4.62 speed and 
another receiver who can get open for quarterback Jay Cutler will be 
most welcomes in Soldier Field in Chicago.
189. Minnesota Vikings—Latavius Murray, RB, Central Florida: The 
Vikings are looking for somebody with size to balance Adrian Peterson. 
Murray is 6-3 and 223.
190. Cincinnati Bengals—Marc Anthony CB, California: Appropriately, a 
player from Cal wins the Shakespeare award for this draft. Anthony 
hopes to praise the aging Bengal secondary, not bury it.
191. Washington Redskins—Zach Studfeld, TE, Nevada: The Skins get help 
for Fred Davis and a possible replacement if Davis continues to get 
into trouble off the field.
192. Indianapolis Colts—Andre Ellington, RB, Clemson: Ellington takes a 
mighty fall in the draft due to concerns about his size, 5-9, and his 
inconsistency. Yet he has potential to run with both power and speed.
193. Green Bay Packers—Micah Hyde, CB, Iowa: With 4.52 speed, Hyde is 
an average corner back, but for some illogical reason, he is 
everybody’s favorite late round choice. The Packers will try to find 
out what the excitement is all about.
194. Seattle Seahawks—Jawan Jamison, RB, Rutgers: The little but 
productive back out of the Bolles School in Jacksonville gives Pete 
Carroll some depth in the backfield.
195. Houston Texans—Kyle Juszcyk, FB, Harvard: Juszcyk is a devastating 
blocker who Adrian Foster will love. He can also play tight end and the 
Texans need a tight end.
196. Tampa Bay Buccaneers—Josh Williams, DE, Kansas. The Bucs take a 
good but very underrated rusher from Kansas as they completely rebuild 
their defensive line.
197. Cincinnati Bengals—Vince Williams, ILB, Florida State: Many scouts 
decry Williams’ lack of production at Florida State and believe that he 
looks the part of a linebacker but does not always play like one. The 
Bengals are trying to find out if Williams, who was spectacular at 
times, was merely overshadowed by so many other great players on the 
Noles defense.
198. Atlanta Falcons—A.J. Klein, ILB, Iowa State: Klein will be a 
bargain if the Falcons can get him this late in the draft. He is a 
deadly tackler and is in the sights of every team which needs a 
linebacker.
199. Baltimore Ravens —Tavarres King, WR. Georgia: King is speedy but 
raw. He could go higher than this or fall out of the draft altogether.
200. Baltimore Ravens—Jordan Rodgers, QB, Vanderbilt: The younger 
brother of Aaron Rodgers is not as fast a foot but he has a decent arm 
and is a very composed leader on the field. Just the thing a veteran, 
playoff bound team needs.
201. Houston Texans —Sheldon Price, CB, UCLA: The Texan management has 
seen Price play up close in a visit against the Houston Cougars and 
they will like his versatility. He could also return kicks and they 
badly need a kick returner.
202. Tennessee Titans —Anthony McCloud, DT, FSU: The retooling Titan 
line gets another piece.
203. Baltimore Ravens –TJ Moe, WR, Missouri: The Ravens need depth at 
wide receiver and they get a speedy one in Moe.
204. Kansas City Chiefs—Greg Reid, CB, Valdosta State: If he had not 
gotten into drug trouble at Florida State, Reid could very well have 
been a first or second round pick. If he can straighten out, he could 
be s star in Kansas City.
205. Oakland Raiders—Rodney Smith, WR, Florida State: The 6-5 Smith is 
all potential and could be a steal for the Raiders. He was a very 
productive red zone threat with the Noles.
206. Pittsburgh Steelers—Manase Foketi, OG, West Texas A&M: Don’t let 
the small school experience fool you. Foketi may be good enough to 
start right away and if David Decastro does not recover from his injury 
by training camp Foketi could join the young and stout Steelers 
offensive line.








ROUND SEVEN

207. Kansas City Chiefs—Robert Lester, SS, Alabama: Lester has been 
downgraded because he played with so much talent at Alabama. But with 
4.54 speed, and standing 6-1 and weighing 220, the Chiefs may have a 
steal.
208. Jacksonville Jaguars—Ryan Griffen, QB, Tulane: Griffen worked out 
privately for the Jaguars last week. This week they draft him publicly. 
He stands 6-4, weighs 221, and has a major league arm.
209. Oakland Raiders—Quanterus Smith, DE, Western Kentucky: The 
nation’s sack leader in 2012 has issues in stopping the run, but the 
Raiders will take a rusher wherever they can find one.
210. Philadelphia Eagles—Lane Taylor, OG, Oklahoma State: The Eagles 
have issues at guard and Taylor may be an answer. At 6-3, 324 pounds, 
he provided plenty of good protection for the Cowboys’ trio of 
quarterbacks.
211. Detroit Lions—Adrian Bushnell, CB, Louisville: The Lions dreadful 
secondary needs plenty of help.
212. Philadelphia Eagles –Travis Johnson, OLB, San Jose State: With 31 
career sacks and the WAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2012, Johnson 
should help rebuild the Eagles pass rush.
213. Minnesota Vikings —Brandon Sharpe, OLB, Syracuse: Sharpe had an 
excellent senior season and may just be tapping his potential.
214. Seattle Seahawks Justice Cunningham, TE, South Carolina: 
Cunningham did not get much action in Steve Spurrier’s offense, but he 
was a star at the Combine.
215. New York Jets: Levine Toilolo, TE, Stanford: The Jets get their 
tight end and in a bargain as Toilolo, with a huge upside, but limited 
playing time, falls to New York.
216. Tennessee Titans—Michael Ford, RB, LSU: Ford saw limited playing 
time in LSU’s crowded backfield, but has been coming on like 
gangbusters in post season workouts.
217. Miami Dolphins—Mike Edwards, CB, Hawaii: Edwards wowed scouts at 
his Pro Day by running a 4.42 40. The Cleveland native could follow 
Labron James to stardom in South Beach.
218. Tampa Bay Buccaneers—Demontre Hurst, CB, Oklahoma: With Darrelle 
Revis on board, Hurst will have a tutor. He’s small but a warrior and a 
solid cover guy. At the very least, he will provide vital depth in the 
Tampa secondary.
219. Oakland Raiders –Luke Marquardt, OT, Azusa Pacific: The 6-9, 315 
pound Marquardt is a man among boys and held his own against big school 
players. This guy can start for the Raiders in September. A real 
bargain in the 7th round.
220. Seattle Seahawks –Kapron Lewis-Moore, DT, Notre Dame. At 6-4 
Lewis-Moore is a little thin for 298 pounds but wowed scouts with his 
speed and quickness at his pro day in South Bend. Pete Carroll will 
love his agility for a big man.
221. San Diego Chargers—Tyrone Goard, WR, Eastern Kentucky: The unknown 
Goard has gathered a lot of attention from teams looking for a late 
round receiver due to his productivity where he gathered in 24 career 
touchdowns and had 4 100 yard games. He’s also 6-4, 205, and runs a 
4.46 40. David Rivers may have a playmaker from the rough.
222. St. Louis Rams—Jawanza Starling, SS, USC: This Tallahassee, 
Florida native runs a 4.56 40 and has the size coaches now want in 
their strong safeties: 6-1, 202.
223. Pittsburgh Steelers—Bradley McDougald, FS, Kansas: McDougald is a 
little raw, but the Steelers need to get younger at safety and have the 
time to teach McDougald.
224. Miami Dolphins—Dan Molls, ILB, Toledo: Molls led the nation in 
tackles.
225. New York Giants— Stansly Maponga, OLB, TCU: Maponga’s statistics 
declined this year because he was double and triple teamed. An injured 
ankle prevented him from showing off his skill set in the off season. 
But he’s a rough, tough, tackler who has a nose for the ball. He should 
be one of the big surprises in this draft.
226. New England Patriots— Denard Robinson, RB/KR, Michigan: The lack 
of a true position pushes the versatile Robinson down the draft board. 
Yet the Patriots love versatility. Imagine a three quarterback 
formation for them in the red zone of Brady, Tebow, and Robinson. The 
Patriots have found their replacement for Danny Woodhead, and one who 
can throw the ball as well.

227. San Francisco 49ers --Uzoma Nwachukwu, WR, Texas A&M: Used mostly 
as a deep threat by the Aggies, Nwachukwu has drawn a lot of attention 
as a late round, deep threat, but his 4.50 speed is not unique and he 
is only 5-11, not ideal for an NFL receiver.
228. Washington Redskins—Mike Purcell, DT, Wyoming: Purcell held his 
own against the toughest competition in post season all star games. 
He’s 6-3, 305, and runs well for a big man. Could be a huge help for 
Washington up front.
229. Minnesota Vikings—Steve Beaharnais, ILB, Rutgers: The Vikings are 
rebuilding their line backing crew and Beaharnais could be a big 
surprise. He had a very productive career playing alongside the much 
higher rated Khaseem Greene, yet since running 4.67 at his Pro Day he 
has really opened the eyes of scouts.
230. Indianapolis Colts—Zac Stacy, RB, Vanderbilt: The backfield is 
still a work in progress and the Colts need more weapons. Stacy could 
become the starter. He’s built low to the ground at 5-9, and 216 
pounds, yet he’s an excellent pass blocker and productive runner. His 
pass blocking and 4.53 speed will be welcome help to Andrew Luck who 
got sacked and harassed a lot in his rookie year. Stacy wowed at the 
Combine with 27 bench presses and a 1-6 broad jump. On a Vandy team 
that rested near the bottom of the mighty SEC, Stacy scored 14 
touchdowns and ran for 1193 yards.
231. Minnesota Vikings --Marquess Wilson, WR Washington State: Wilson 
quit the team after what appeared to be questionable treatment from the 
out of control pirate himself, Mike Leach. Wilson later recanted his 
charges of abuse against Leach but, given Leach’s record, they seemed 
to have the ring of truth. In any case, Wilson is a good route runner 
who should have a place somewhere in the NFL.
232. Green Bay Packers—Joe Vellano, DT, Maryland. At 6-2, 306, Vellano 
is solid, not spectacular, but will be a helpful rotation player for 
the Packers up front.
233. Houston Texans—Mark Harrison, WR, Rutgers: Scouts love Harrison’s 
size, 6-3, 231, and believe in his potential. He could be the long 
sought companion to Andre Johnson.
234. Denver Broncos—Alonzo Tweedy, SS, Virginia Tech: All polite 
excuses aside, the Broncos must fix their secondary. Tweedy has the 
idea size, 6-1, 197, to flag down any Hail Mary passes from Joe Flacco. 
And he has blazing speed, 4.40 in the 40.
235. New England Patriots—Dustin Harris, CB/KR, Texas A&M: Harris lacks 
ideal speed but is an excellent cover corner who was also the nation’s 
leader in kick returns in 2012. With the new designated kick returner, 
Leon Washington, getting on in years, and Jeff Demps prioritizing track 
and field, Harris could be New England’s regular return man.
236. Atlanta Falcons—Cameron Lawrence, OLB, Mississippi State: Falcons 
get a steady and productive young linebacker.
237. San Francisco 49ers— Zach Rogers, WR, Tennessee: Rogers has a huge 
upside if he can stay out of trouble.
238. Baltimore Ravens— Marcus Davis, WR Virginia Tech: Davis was a 
Combine star and has the speed the Ravens could use more of in their 
receivers.

239. Philadelphia Eagles —Ray Ray Armstrong, SS, Miami: Before getting 
caught up in the payoff scandal in Coral Gables, Armstrong was 
considered one of the top defensive back in the country. If he can get 
back to football, the Eagles could have a great bargain and another 
piece to building a new secondary.
240. Cincinnati Bengals —Derrick LeGrand, SS, Marshall: The Bengals 
continue to add quality to replace some of the quantity in theirs 
secondary.
241. Seattle Seahawks —David King, DE, Oklahoma: King brings to the 
Seahawks what they like: playmaking speed. At 6-4, and 275 pounds, he 
runs an impressive 4.70 40.
242. Seattle Seahawks –Jasper Collins, WR, Mount Union: If Cecil Shorts 
can start for the Jacksonville Jaguars, why not Collins for the 
Seahawks? The small college receiver has only average speed for a wide 
out, 4.49, but is a good route runner. And the Seahawks need to improve 
a very mediocre receiving corps.
243. Atlanta Falcons —Dayne Christ, QB, Kansas: The much traveled and 
formerly much heralded California kid has big time talent that he 
finally showed in post season All Star games. Matt Ryan needs a 
developing backup.
244. Atlanta Falcons —Don Jones, SS, Arkansas State: Jones has been on 
a lot of late round wish lists. The Falcons need help desperately in 
the secondary.
245. Detroit Lions--  Earl Wolff, SS, North Carolina State: Wolff has 
really fallen down draft boards but he could still win a job in the 
Lions new secondary.
246. San Francisco 49ers —Spencer Ware, RB, LSU: The rock solid Ware is 
5-10, 228, and gets tough yards. A worthy spell or successor to Frank 
Gore.
247. Baltimore Ravens —Joe Madsen, C, West Virginia: How do you get the 
All Big 12 Center in the 7th round? Madsen is one of the forgotten guys 
in the draft but he’s the kind of talent that seems to just drop in the 
proverbial laps of the Ravens.
248. Tennessee Titans —Mario Benavides, C, Louisville: Another 
outstanding center who dropped on boards because center is an 
underappreciated position. Benavides is undersized at 297 and why he 
probably dropped. But he can play in the NFL.
249. Atlanta Falcons —Theo Goins, OG, Central Florida: The overlooked 
guard from Conference USA may be the future guard the Falcons need.
250. Miami Dolphins —Kenny Tate, SS, OLB, Maryland: Tate is one of 
those guys with great size, 6-3, 231, who is more potential than 
player. Scouts have raved about him for years even though he has been 
injured and moved around in positions, from linebacker to safety. The 
Dolphins need help in the secondary and will try out his athleticism.
251. Cincinnati Bengals —LaAdrian Waddle, OT, Texas Tech: There is a 
reason that the Red Raiders are an offensive machine every year, and at 
6-6, 321, Waddle can help protect Andy Dalton and open holes for Eddie 
Lacy.
252. San Francisco 49ers—Ray Polk, FS, Colorado: Polk is a brutal 
hitter who had one of the fastest 40 times for safeties at the Combine. 
He has fallen under the radar because he played on a terrible Colorado 
team.
253. New York Giants —Derrick Washington, RB, Tuskegee: Washington 
transferred from Missouri and teams like his size, 6-0, 226 pounds. He 
scored 14 touchdowns and ran for 1679 yards in his year at Tuskegee. He 
gives the Giants back some of the power running they lost when they 
released Brandon Jacobs last year.
254. Indianapolis Colts —Jordan Campbell, OLB, New Mexico Highlands: 
Somehow the Colts must replace Dwight Freeney. Campbell lacks Freeney’s 
elite speed but he impressed scouts in the post season All Star Games 
with his quickness and productivity. He can help the Colts stop the 
run, a major problem last year.



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