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This is who we draft rounds 1-3!


Instead of doing another mock I decided id look at the top 3 positions we need. I believe this is DT, CB, RB or CB, DT, RB, or RB, DT, CB.... I think you get the point. We need these top 3 positions, and I believe we should take best overall player at one of these positions the first 3 rounds. I been looking over various websites rankings, most not updated from the combine, but I'm attempting to figure the best possible outcome if we went each direction. I'm going to be using the information on the Prospects from CBS, with a few post combine adjustments.

To start this of i'm going to go over the pre-combine rankings for the DTs, CBs, and RBs projected to go in the top 3 rounds, then im going to make some adjustments based of the post combine score from NFL.com, which will be next to the players name in parentheses. I think this is the best way to get a true value of the player. By combining rankings that where based of scouts, and then adjusting them by combine results and prevents us from getting caught up in the moment from the combine. Strength and speed only mean so much you have to take into account skill, ability and coaching. Then im going to break the positions down by who should be available by each round leaving the most probable in bold.

Defensive Tackles (DT)

Rank Player ( Post Combine Score) Pos. Pos. Rank School Class Ht. Wt. Proj. Round
10 *Michael Brockers (90) DT 1 LSU rSo 6-6 322 1
17 Devon Still (89) DT 2 Penn State rSr 6-5 303 1
20 *Fletcher Cox (77) DT 3 Mississippi State Jr 6-4 298 1
22 *Dontari Poe (89) DT 4 Memphis rJr 6-4 346 1
27 *Jerel Worthy (79.5) DT 5 Michigan State rJr 6-2 308 1-2
30 Kendall Reyes (56.5) DT 6 Connecticut rSr 6-4 299 1-2
44 Brandon Thompson (84.5) DT 7 Clemson Sr 6-2 314 2
76 Mike Martin (59.7) DT 8 Michigan Sr 6-1 306 2-3
78 Alameda Ta'amu (53.2) DT 9 Washington Sr 6-3 348 2-3
97 Kheeston Randall (64.5) DT 10 Texas Sr 6-5 293 3
104 *Marcus Forston (64.5) DT 11 Miami (Fla.) rJr 6-1 301 3
117 DaJohn Harris (72.7) DT 12 Southern California rSr 6-3 306 3-4

As you can see by the post combine scores some players moved up and some moved down. For example the 3th best rated DT Fletcher Cox moved down to about 5-6th, and the 12th rated DaJohn Harris moved up to the 7th spot. So based of these ratings here is a rough estimated of who we should be able to get by round.

Round 1, Pick 25

Brandon Thompson (84.5) Jerel Worthy (79.5), Fletcher Cox (77)

Round 2, Pick 25

DaJohn Harris (72.6), Marcus Forston (64.5) Kheeston Randall (64.5)

Round 3, Pick 25

Mike Martin (59.7), Kendall Reyes (56.5), Alameda Ta'amu (53.2)

Corner Backs (CB)

Rank Player (Post Combine Score) Pos. Pos. Rank School Class Ht. Wt. Proj. Round
4 *Morris Claiborne (91.5) CB 1 LSU Jr 5-11 188 1
15 Janoris Jenkins (91.5) CB 2 North Alabama Sr 5-10 193 1
18 *Dre Kirkpatrick (92) CB 3 Alabama Jr 6-2 186 1
37 Alfonzo Dennard (85.7) CB 4 Nebraska Sr 5-10 204 2
39 *Stephon Gilmore (84) CB 5 South Carolina Jr 6-0 190 2
52 Trumaine Johnson (83.5) CB 6 Montana Sr 6-2 204 2
56 Brandon Boykin (76) CB 7 Georgia Sr 5-09 182 2
62 Dwight Bentley (47.5) CB 8 La.-Lafayette Sr 5-10 182 2-3
70 *Jayron Hosley (86) CB 9 Virginia Tech Jr 5-10 178 2-3
79 Leonard Johnson (72.2) CB 10 Iowa State Sr 5-10 196 2-3
90 Chase Minnifield (81.5) CB 11 Virginia rSr 5-10 183 3
92 Casey Hayward (73.7) CB 12 Vanderbilt Sr 5-11 185 3
94 *Josh Robinson (62) CB 13 UCF Jr 5-10 199 3
108 Omar Bolden (77) CB 14 Arizona State rSr 5-10 202 3-4
119 Josh Norman (66.7) CB 15 Coastal Carolina Sr 6-0 197 3-4
122 Jamell Fleming (83.5) CB 16 Oklahoma rSr 5-11 206 3-4

As you can see the top names are about the same as expected. Here is a rough estimated to who I think we will have a chance at.

Round 1, Pick 25

Janoris Jenkins (91.5), Jayron Hosley (86), Alfonzo Dennard (85.7), Stephon Gilmore (84) Trumaine Johnson (83.5)

Round 2, Pick 25

Trumaine Johnson (83.5), Jamell Fleming (83.5), Chase Minnifield (81.5) Omar Bolden (77) Brandon Boykin (76)

Round 3, Pick 25

Brandon Boykin (76), Casey Hayward (73.7), Leonard Johnson (72.2), Josh Norman (66.7), Josh Robinson (62)

Running Backs (RB)

Rank Player (Post Combine Score) Pos. Pos. Rank School Class Ht. Wt. Proj. Round
6 *Trent Richardson (NA) RB 1 Alabama Jr 5-09 228 1
40 *David Wilson (86.5) RB 2 Virginia Tech Jr 5-10 206 2
42 *Lamar Miller (87) RB 3 Miami (Fla.) rSo 5-11 212 2
48 Doug Martin (74.2) RB 4 Boise State rSr 5-09 223 2
67 Isaiah Pead (82.7) RB 5 Cincinnati Sr 5-10 197 2-3
73 *LaMichael James (78.5) RB 6 Oregon rJr 5-08 194 2-3
87 Chris Polk (86) RB 7 Washington Sr 5-11 215 3
96 *Bernard Pierce (57) RB 8 Temple Jr 6-0 218 3
99 Cyrus Gray (75.5) RB 9 Texas A&M Sr 5-10 206 3
110 *Ronnie Hillman (76) RB 10 San Diego State rSo 5-09 200 3-4
118 Chris Rainey (73.7) RB 11 Florida rSr 5-08 180 3-4

Round 1, Pick 25

Trent Richardson (NA), Lamar Miller (87), David Wilson (86.5)

Round 2, Pick 25

David Wilson (86.5) Chris Polk (86), Isiah Pead (82.7), LaMichael James (78.5)

Round 3, Pick 25

Ronnie Hilman (76), Cyrus Gray (75.5) Doug Martin (74.2) Chris Rainey (73.7)

After going through the 3 positions I determined this is the best player for each position that is most likely to be on the board in the first 3 rounds

Round 1, Pick 25

Lamar Miller RB (87), , Alfonzo Dennard CB (85.7) Jerel Worthy DT(79.5),

Round 2, Pick 25

Chris Polk RB (86), Chase Minnifield CB (81.5), Marcus Forston DT(64.5)

Round 3, Pick 25

Doug Martin RB (74.2), Leonard Johnson CB (72.2), Kendall Reyes DT (56.5)

It appears to me we can get good to decent value in the latter rounds at RB, and CB. So I would pick DT first then CB then RB, it would be

Jerel Worthy (79.5)

Chase Minnifield (81.5)

Doug Martin (74.2)

What would you do?

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