With all the new info, this mock has changed considerably. So, here goes:
#10. Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M, 6'4, 221 lb
I cant believe I am picking Tannehill. Unlike many others I see nothing great in him. Before draft comes, I likely will even change this. But there must be something in what many see in him. And the main reason I am doing this is because there doesnt seem to be anyone else worthy here for now. Look at the options.
Rieff - looks like the next bulaga with very short arms.
Ingram- ruled out by Nix in so many words.
Coples - will likely go before bills pick.
Floyd - injury and character questions, both which nix likes to stay away from.
Jenkins - excellent talent but the next pacman jones, if ever. That leaves,
jonathan martin - one of those safe picks with moderate physical talent that come out every year, nothing spectacular but I am definitely ok with him. And,
luke keuchly - the best all-round option but the worst position. i dont think nix will pick a guy who is going to sit every 3rd down. nfl plays more than 55% with 5 DBs, not worth it.
Sure, there will be many here who would still want upshaw even after what nix said and perry, who need to rise more, but i see BPA and most returns in tannehill. The $ 59 million Fitz contract doesnt matter - remember the rookie salary cap.
About tannehill, he obviously has the size and good accuracy. He is lacking in arm strength. Hope NFL training improves it.
#41 - Chris Givens, WR, Wake Forest, 5'11, 198 lbs, 40 time - 4.41s
Having settled on a BPA in the 1st round, I am really happy with this pick. We find our speedy yet physical slot receiver at last. Givens showed off his incredible speed and as the report says, he is incredibly shifty. Great 1-2 punch with stevie. He was supposed to go in the 4th but after the combine and his production in 2011 ( 1330 yards) I think he will be a 2nd rounder.
#76 - Bobby Massie, OT, Ole Miss, 6'6, 316 lbs, 40 time - 5.23 s
I dropped my favorite tackle back to the 3rd round because of his good but not outstanding combine. He still looks like he is much better than hairston and would be an easy upgrade on the left side both short and long term.
rd 4a. Jake Bequette, DE, Arkansas, 6'5, 274 lbs
Bequette showed in the combine that he does not have elite athletic skills but he always had a high motor. He would be an excellent addition for a 4th round pick. Especially since it now looks like the Bills will likely look for pass rush in the FA.
rd 4b. Coryell Judie, CB, Texas A&M, 6'0, 194, 40 time - 4.48s
With Mcgee restructing, it tells us that CB is not a top priority anymore. But Bills will still look for a long term starter. Judie has everything to be one. He is tall, big and very fast at the same time. He is faster than aaron williams. The scout reports also says he is quite fluid and all of them say he will be an eventual starter.
5a. Tommy Streeter, WR, Miami, 6'5, 219 lbs, 40 time - 4.4s
I am not sure he will drop to the 5th. I am using cbs rankings and I dont know why they dropped him after his excellent 40. Maybe he did very poorly in the positional drills. But I am much more comfortable picking a James Hardy replica in the 5th than in the 2nd or 3rd. After givens, we get the big receiver we are looking for.
5b. Akiem Hicks, DT, Regina, 6'5, 318 lbs, 40 time - 5.23s
Hicks had a very good combine. He has great natural athleticism. He comes from a small school and as the report says he is a boom or bust player. For a 5th round player, its great if he is a boom. The reason to pick a DT is because both Dwan Edwards and Spencer Johnson could be cap casuality. Hicks is tall and big and could be both a run stopper and could develop into a penetrating DT.
6. Jeff Fuller, WR, Texas A&M, 6'4, 223 lbs, 40 time - 4.52s
The 3rd aggie in my draft. I dropped fuller another round. He can be of good value in the 6th round. Maybe reconnecting with tannehill in the 2nd team will improve his chances. He obviously has the big receiver size we are looking for.
7. Chad Diehl, FB, Clemson, 6'2, 257, 40 time - 4.72s
Some competition for Cory Mac in his last year. Diehl reconnects with spiller and hairston.
See the draft as a bunch here.
Chris Givens, slot WR
Bobby Massie, LT
Jake Bequette, DE
Coryell Judie, CB
Tommy Streeter, WR
Akiem Hicks, DT
Jeff Fuller, WR
Chad Diehl, FB
What do you guys think?