I didn't want to post a mock draft, while fun to read and debate, there are too many things that go sideways, trades, reaching etc. With that in mind I decided to post a few things I believe could happen in Round 1. Very random thoughts I have had after reading too many articles, and mocks.
1) 3 of the first four picks will be OT - Joeckel, Fisher & Johnson
are upset by this and trade back in rd 1 - Ansah and Milliner not a fit - cant afford to gamble
& Niners make bold moves up into the early first round ( top 12 picks)
3A) There will be at least 10 trades in Round 1
4) All the QB Hype is just that ... Hype - No QB's off the board before #20 - Browns
, Jags get nervous and all start trying to trade back into first round to get the guy they want (see Brady Quinn
and Tim Tebow
) BTW Aaron Rogers was a #24 pick
5) Top 10 is too early to select a Guard , which is why they tend to slide , but depending on deals that are made , both Warmack and Cooper could be gone by 15 Chargers
6)2 pick teams - Rams
- will stick to either Offense or Defense with both picks - too compelling to just fix one side of the ball.
7)At least one guy no analyst or fan has talked about as a first round pick will go in the top 20 - after round 1 there will be one clear cut guy who will be first off the board day 2
8)The Patriot's trade up - Not back to get a guy they really like
9)The possibility exists that less than 5 "skill" position players (WR,RB,QB,CB,S)or less are taken in rd 1 and the "trenches" dominate the first round - but I think it will be the opposite, teams will reach for potential and OL/DL will slide fast and far
10) I believe the Colts
make their pick at 24 - personally Im hoping for some kind of pass rush. But the absolute dark horse could be Eddie Lacy RB Alabama ......
Enjoy the Draft everyone !
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