I've been doing the exercise every week of filling out a mock. Its interesting to see how they evolve with free agency or new aquistions. However, I liked this last one. I took the angle of what are our positions of need and then picked a player I felt comfortable with. For example today I read a scouting report on Ted Larsen the C from NCST and put him in there at 173. Like fitting in pieces of a puzzle I filled out our picks instead of just starting from round 1 down like I had been doing. Here is what I came up with:
11. Dan Williams NT/DT Tenn
--I read somewhere he would be an excellent 5 tech for a defensive line, of course he has the ability to anchor the nose as well, I like the quality of the player here at a position McDaniels has been trained to take high.
45. Vladdimir Ducassee, OG/OT UMASS
--O-line is high priority in this draft, here is another versitile player that could fill in at tackle if needed, I like this players intangibles too, I believe a team captain and leader type McDaniels covets
80. Akwasi Owusu-Ansah CB/KR Ind.
--This is a small school kid or else I think he would be rated higher, but he can fly, and has the talent to develop into a good starting corner for us with the added bonus of being an outstanding kick returner
111. Donald Butler, ILB WASH
--I'm not sure this player will be here in round four, might have to trade up in the round, but I've read good things about him in a couple places, and his draft stock has been rising.
173. Ted Larsen, C NCST
--This guy is a 5th round rate, but I encourage you to read his scouting report on NFLDraftscout.com. He used to be a d-linemen that was converted, he anchors well, has a nasty streak, and because of his previous experience knows what the defender is going to do.
204. Andre Dixon, RB CONN
--This guy is the number two in a one two punch, He was paired with Donald Brown last year in school. He is quick, and has good hands out of the backfield, He was disappointed in his 40 time, but I think this will help us be able to land him.
I enjoy all the comments on the site and the opinions on prospects, I learn a lot from you all.