My mock has again changed considerably this time. I am going to get right into it.
#10. Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama, 6'2, 192 lb
The bills interest in Stanford Routt shows they consider CB a big priority in the offseason. Routt, obviously, paid a customary visit to Bills and said all the nice things. I am sure he has no intention to come here. That makes me believe the bills will be open to go for a #1 CB in the draft, especially since Dre will be the BPA as well at no.10. I dont think a pass rusher has risen enough yet convincingly to warrant the 10th overall pick. Plus, we get another Alabama product.
Dre is the exact type of CB Nix looks for. Tall and room to become big. above average speed. phyical player. and excellent against the run.
#41. Bobby Massie, LT, Ole Miss, 6'6, 325 lbs, 5.17 40 time.
I have been drafting massie in the 3rd round. I have bumped him up to 2nd round for this mock as he is expected to rise. The only reason he is in the 2nd round is because he declared early. He would have been a sure 1st round pick if he stayed in school. He could be Nix's marcus mcneill, who was a 2nd round pick as well.
#72. Cam Johnson, DE, Virginia, 6'4, 267 lbs
Cam has excellent athletic ability to be a great pass rusher. His lack of production might be because of a scheme change in school. But because of that he has played both 3-4 OLB and 4-3 DE which fits what we want. And he fits Nix's prototype for a pass rusher. I think he is good value for 3rd round.
4a. Quintin Saulsberry, C, mississippi state, 6'3, 302 lb
We need a good center as backup due to wood's injury proneness. Saulsberry has the potential to develop into a good backup.
4b. Marvin McNutt, WR, Iowa, 6'3, 216 lb, 4.52 40 time.
McNutt would fit as a bill perfectly. The report explains it all. We need a no.2 who is big and physical. Good value in the 4th round.
5a. Jake Bequette, DE, Arkansas, 6'5, 264 lbs
Here we draft another pass rusher in this draft. Bequette is great value in the 5th round. He has good upside. At worst he can be our Dave Tollefson.
With him our defensive ends will be merriman, kelsay, cam johnson, moats and bequette. We cut danny batten who has shown nothing. If merriman goes on IR then we bring back batten or eddins.
5b. Jeff Fuller, WR, Texas A&M, 6'4, 217 lb, 4.52 40 time
Another big receiver for us. Fuller has fallen off in board a bit. He doesnt seem interested and is inconsistent. But his size and college experience makes it a good value in the 5th round. Maybe falling to the 5th triggers him.
rd 6. Chad Diehl, FB, Clemson, 6'2, 257 lbs
Here we bring competition to fullback position since mcintyre's contract is expiring after this year. Diehl reunites with spiller. He has the size of a linebacker and will matchup physically well.
rd 7. Devon Wylie, WR, Fresno State, 5'9, 186 lbs, 4.38 40 time
Wylie is the same height and has the same 40 time as parrish. But he is 10 lbs heavier than parrish which might help him against physical defenders. He brings the deep speed our WR coach was talking about. He has durability issues because of which he fell. Otherwise he would have been a 3rd or 4th round prospect. Can be great value if he overcomes injury issues.
I went with 3 receivers as I think we are really weak there. These 3 bring both big size and deep speed to our group. Clowney and wylie will make the team in the slot. stevie will be our #1. 3 out of these 4 will also make it: hagan, nelson, mcnutt, fuller. easley, jones and roosevelt will be let go.
What do you guys think?