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Recapping the first two Mocking The Draft community mocks

Since Mocking the Draft has kind of gone under the radar with the changes to SB Nation that came about last year, I thought I'd shine a spotlight on what they do - I don't see very many Rumblers hanging out there, which is a shame! This also can be a good way to show how player stock changes as events like the Senior Bowl and Combine happen and free agency changes team needs.

There were two mock drafts done this offseason. The first one was a two round, no-trade mock on January 12th, right after coach firing and hiring started happening. The second one was a three round, no-trade mock yesterday. There will also be a full-fledged seven round mock draft, complete with trades, war rooms, and analysis coverage by top draftniks, coming up in the days before the real draft, hosted by Turf Show Times.


Mock Draft 1: 1/12/13

In the first mock draft, I was the GM for the Bills. Here is the draft order and picks for that draft, with the Buffalo picks bolded. Again, no trades were allowed, and the second round was "unofficially" added to the schedule due to popular demand.

1. Kansas City Chiefs - Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas
2. Jacksonville Jaguars - Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
3. Oakland Raiders - Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
4. Philadelphia Eagles - Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia
5. Detroit Lions - Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
6. Cleveland Browns - Dion Jordan, OLB/DE, Oregon
7. Arizona Cardinals - Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia

8. Buffalo Bills - Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse


9. New York Jets - Damontre Moore, DE/OLB, Texas A&M
10. Tennessee Titans - Barkevious Mingo, OLB/DE, LSU
11. San Diego Chargers - Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
12. Miami Dolphins - Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Jonthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State
14. Carolina Panthers - Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
15. New Orleans Saints - Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
16. St. Louis Rams - Chance Warmack, G, Alabma
17. Pittsburgh Steelers - Ezekiel Ansah, OLB/DE, BYU
18. Dallas Cowboys - Barrett Jones, G/C, Alabama
19. New York Giants - Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
20. Chicago Bears - Manti Te'o, MLB, Notre Dame
21. Cincinnati Bengals - Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina
22. St. Louis Rams - Kenny Vaccarro, S, Texas
23. Minnesota Vikings - Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
24. Indianapolis Colts - Keenan Allen, WR, California
25. Seattle Seahawks - DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
26. Baltimore Ravens - Alec Ogletree, MLB, Georgia
27. Green Bay Packers - Oday Aboushi, OT, Virginia
28. San Francisco 49ers - Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
29. Houston Texans - DJ Fluker, OT, Alabama
30. New England Patriots - Kawann Short, DT, Purdue
31. Denver Broncos - Jonathan Cooper, G, North Carolina
32. Atlanta Falcons - Alex Okafor, DE, Texas

33. Jacksonville - Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
34. Kansas City - Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers
35. Philadelphia - Eric Reid, S, LSU
36. Detroit - Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
37. Cincinnati - Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
38. Arizona - Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
39. New York Jets - Kevin Minter, MLB, LSU
40. Tennessee - Phillip Thomas, S, Fresno State

41. Buffalo - Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee


42. Miami - Robert Woods, WR, Southern California
43. Tampa Bay - Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU
44. Carolina - Dallas Thomas, G/OT, Tennessee
45. San Diego - Arthur Brown, MLB, Kansas State
46. St. Louis - Matt Elam, S, Florida
47. Dallas - Margus Hunt, DE, SMU
48. Pittsburgh - Jonathan Jenkins, DT, Georgia
49. New York Giants - Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
50. Chicago - Justin Pugh, OT, Syracuse
51. Washington - Tony Jefferson, S, Oklahoma
52. Minnesota - Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor
53. Cincinnati - Kyle Long, OT, Oregon
54. Miami - Brennan Williams, OT, North Carolina
55. Baltimore - Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State
56. Green Bay - Stepfan Taylor, RB, Stanford
57. Seattle - Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford
58. Houston - Corey Lemonier, DE/OLB, Auburn
59. San Francisco - Bacarri Rambo, S, Georgia
60. New England - Da'Rick Rogers, WR, Tennessee Tech
61. Denver - Shariff Floyd, DT, Florida
62. Atlanta - Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington


Mock Draft 2: 3/30/13

In the second mock draft, Rumbler wallsofjeriko13 was GM for the first two "official" rounds, and I took over in the third "unofficial" round after he left. Here is the draft board from that draft:

1. Kansas City Chiefs - Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
2. Jacksonville Jaguars - Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU
3. Oakland Raiders - Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
4. Philadelphia Eagles - Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
5. Detroit Lions - Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
6. Cleveland Browns - Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
7. Arizona Cardinals - Dion Jordan, OLB, Oregon

8. Buffalo Bills - Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia

9. New York Jets - Chance Warmack, G, Alabama
10. Tennessee Titans - Jonathan Cooper, G, North Carolina
11. San Diego Chargers - Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
12. Miami Dolphins - Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
14. Carolina Panthers - Jonathan Cyprien, S, Florida International
15. New Orleans Saints - Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
16. St. Louis Rams - Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
17. Pittsburgh Steelers - Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State
18. Dallas Cowboys - Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
19. New York Giants - Tank Carradine, DE, Florida State
20. Chicago Bears - Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
21. Cincinnati Bengals - DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
22. St. Louis Rams - Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia
23. Minnesota Vikings - Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
24. Indianapolis Colts - Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSU
25. Minnesota Vikings - Alec Ogletree, MLB, Georgia
26. Green Bay Packers - Matt Elam, S, Packers
27. Houston Texans - Datone Jones, DE, UCLA
28. Denver Broncos - Damontre Moore, DE/OLB, Texas A&M
29. New England Patriots - Keenan Allen, WR, Cal
30. Atlanta Falcons - Alex Okafor, OLB, Texas
31. San Francisco 49ers - Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
32. Baltimore Ravens - Manti Te'o, MLB, Notre Dame

33. Jacksonville Jaguars - D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama
34. San Francisco 49ers - Eric Reid, S, LSU
35. Philadelphia Eagles - Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
36. Detroit Lions - Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State
37. Cincinnati Bengals - Gio Bernard, RB, North Carolina
38. Arizona Cardinals - Matt Barkley, QB, USC
39. New York Jets - Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
40. Tennessee Titans - Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee

41. Buffalo Bills - Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse


42. Miami Dolphins - Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas Pine-Bluff
43. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford
44. Carolina Panthers - Kawann Short, DT, Purdue
45. San Diego Chargers - Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State
46. St. Louis Rams - Robert Woods, WR, USC
47. Dallas Cowboys - Larry Warford, G, Kentucky
48. Pittsburgh Steelers - Aaron Dobson, WR, Marshall
49. New York Giants - Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
50. Chicago Bears - Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State
51. Washington Redskins - DJ Swearinger, S, South Carolina
52. Minnesota Vikings - Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech
53. Cincinnati Bengals - Khaseem Greene, OLB, Rutgers
54. Miami Dolphins - Kyle Long, G/OT, Oregon
55. Green Bay Packers - Kevin Minter, MLB, LSU
56. Seattle Seahawks - Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
57. Houston Texans - Da'Rick Rogers, WR, Tennessee Tech
58. Denver Broncos - John Jenkins, DT, Georgia
59. New England Patriots - Margus Hunt, DE, SMU
60. Atlanta Falcons - Jamie Collins, OLB, Southern Miss
61. San Francisco 49ers - David Amerson, CB, North Carolina State
62. Baltimore Ravens - Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia

63. Kansas City Chiefs - EJ Manuel, QB, Florida State
64. Jacksonville Jaguars - Zac Dysert, QB, Miami OH
65. Detroit Lions - Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU
66. Oakland Raiders - Mike Glennon, QB, NC State
67. Philadelphia Eagles - Barrett Jones, G/C, Alabama
68. Cleveland Browns - Vance McDonald, TE, Rice
69. Arizona Cardinals - Dallas Thomas, OG, Tennessee
70. Tennessee Titans - Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, UConn

71. Buffalo Bills - Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU

72. New York Jets - Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers
73. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Corey Lemonier, DE/OLB, Auburn
74. San Francisco 49ers (from Carolina Panthers) - Brandon Jenkins, OLB, Florida State
75. New Orleans Saints - Brandon Williams, NT, Missouri
76. San Diego Chargers - Justin Pugh, G/T, Syracuse
77. Miami Dolphins - Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi State
78. St. Louis Rams - Baccari Rambo, S, Georgia
79. Pittsburgh Steelers - Shawn Williams, S, Georgia
80. Dallas Cowboys - Le'Veon Bell, RB, MSU
81. New York Giants - Markus Wheaton, WR, Oklahoma State
82. Miami Dolphins (from Chicago Bears) - Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati
83. Minnesota Vikings - Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor
84. Cincinnati Bengals - Johnathan Franklin, RB, USC
85. Washington Redskins - Phillip Thomas, S, Fresno State
86. Indianapolis Colts - Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M
87. Seattle Seahawks - Alvin Bailey, G, Arkansas
88. Green Bay Packers - TJ McDonald, S, USC
89. Houston Texans - Shamarko Thomas, S, Syracuse
90. Denver Broncos - David Quessenberry, G/T, San Jose State
91. New England Patriots - Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State
92. Atlanta Falcons - Bennie Logan, DT, LSU
93. San Francisco 49ers - Maliciah Goodman, DE, Clemson
94. Baltimore Ravens - Duke Williams, S, Nevada
95. Houston Texans (compensatory selection) - Sio Moore, LB, UConn
96. Kansas City Chiefs (compensatory selection) - Travis Frederick, G/C, Wisconsin
97. Tennessee Titans (compensatory selection) - John Bostic, LB, Florida

So this is a sort of open thread to talk about the draft (not just QBs, but any prospects you see in the draft, and ones that interest you).

I'll be the GM in the upcoming 7 round mock, but I'll need your help to identify players to target. Is there a good guard who might be available in round 3? Could a safety fall into the fourth who would be able to start next to Byrd? Let us know!

And if you are interested in being part of the war room for that draft (Tuesday and Wednesday April 23 and 24), comment here so that I can put together a fanpost and make the big board available as the days approach!

Also, let us GMs know how we did in the first two mocks. Any reaches (I know a few of you will want to complain about that)? Any great picks? Anyone we missed? Tell us!

Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.

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