We don’t all agree all the time, but I have found the one mock that can truly bring us together in hate.
Alessandro Miglio from Bleacher Report (a pretty good NFL writer) released a mock draft yesterday, and it is pretty much the worst mock I’ve seen this year.
Round 2: Cyril Richardson
I have not hidden my dislike for Cyril as a prospect, but it’s not just drafting him that makes this awful, it’s the players that were passed on to make the pick. Even at his own position, two superior Guards were passed to draft Cyril, Gabe Jackson, David Yankey, and Dakota Dozier. Other notable players I have ranked higher that were passed over: Ja’Waun James (OT), Marcus Smith (DE), Cody Latimer (WR), Allen Robinson (WR), Bashaud Breeland (CB), Stanley Jean-Baptiste (CB), Ed Reynolds (FS), Phillip Gaines (CB), Billy Turner (OT), Kyle Van Noy (OLB), Devonta Freeman (RB), Keith McGill (CB), Donte Montcrief (WR), Arthur Lynch (TE), Trent Murphy (OLB), Dominique Easley (DT), EJ Gaines (CB), Davante Adams (WR), Bruce Ellington (WR), Jarvis Landry (WR).
And that’s just the guys that I know were for sure still on the board! I have Cyril rated as a late 4th rounder, so it goes without saying that I wasn’t a fan of drafting him in the second. Only about 60 guys that I would rather have than Cyril.
Round 3: Jordan Tripp
Yuck. Yuck yuck yuck. A smaller 4-3 OLB converting to 3-4 ILB? Pass.