Feb 26, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Reuben Randle participates in a catch and run drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
I enjoy reading mock drafts because they provide hope and promise about how your favorite football team could look in the upcoming season. Yeah, overall they are a tad silly, but mock drafts and the prophets who pen them are the lifeblood of America's most popular sport: Pro Football.
Round 1, Pick 1: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
Round 2, Pick 34: Reuben Randle, WR, LSU
Round 3, Pick 64: Alameda Ta'amu, NT, Washington
Round 4, Pick 97: Josh Norman, CB, Coastal Carolina
Round 5, Pick 136: Michael Egnew, TE, Missouri
If Ryan Grigson ends up making those selections three weeks from now, I am a VERY happy Colts fan, indeed.
The landing of Ta'amu in Round Three is big. I really cannot stress enough the importance of grabbing a quality nose tackle in the draft, folks. Without one, it's almost pointless to punt the ball and even field the defense.
I also like the idea of taking a player like Randle at No. 34, but Alshon Jeffery or Mohamed Sanu would be better fits because they have speed, playmaking ability. Randle is a possession receiver, which is what Reggie Wayne is right now. Another option is taking NT Ta'amu in the second round, and then in the third grabbing corner-kick returner Chase Minnifield.
Then, in Round Four, draft Miami WR Tommy Streeter or Georgia TE Orson Charles. Luck, Ta'amu, Minnifield, and Streeter in rounds one through four would have me squealing.
Still, even though Walter Football's mock is not ideal for my tastes, it is still very good. Thoughts? Ideas? Suggestions? Fellow squealing?