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Post Combine Mock

The shorts and T-shirts work is mostly done and what's left will be done either behind closed doors in private workouts or in cushy, ultra-favorable conditions at Pro Days.

Round 1
1 St Louis Sam Bradford
QB Oklahoma When Shefter speaks, I listen
2 Detroit Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska
The top player in the draft at the position of the Lions biggest need, Lions fans rejoice. The Lions added Corey Williams, but Williams is a 3-tech while Suh is strong enough to be a disruptive 1-tech
3 Tampa Bay
Gerald McCoy
DT Oklahoma Elite player at a major need position.
4 Washington Jimmy Clausen
QB Notre Dame
The new FO in Washington isn't likely to give Jason Campbell much of a leash and will want their QB ready to take over. If Chad Clifton signs QB will be a near certainty here.
5 Kansas City Eric Berry
S Tennessee The Chiefs OL may have turned the corner late in the year allowing just 8 sacks in their last 6 games after giving up 37 in their first 10. This lets them address a hole on the D and worry about the OL later.
6 Seattle Russell Okung
OT Ok. State
The Seahawks set the table for their QB of the future to be picked later. Okung had an excellent combine, but could slip anyway
7 Cleveland Joe Haden CB Florida If the new FO is scared off by Haden's 40 Cleveland needs a new new FO.
8 Oakland Bruce Campbell OT Maryland Most freakish performer at a need position.
9 Buffalo Anthony Davis OT Rutgers Buffalo will need to add pieces to the D to make the 3-4 conversion work, but it'll be very hard for them to pass up a franchise LT
10 Jacksonville Derrick Morgan DE Georgia Tech The Jags get the top DE in the draft to try to boost their lacking pass rush.
11 Denver Dan Williams NT Tennessee So many teams are run the 3-4 that key 3-4 pieces are being valued higher and higher
12 Miami Rolando McClain ILB Alabama MLBs have tended to fall in the draft, but McClain won't fall beyond the LB-poor Phins.
13 San Fran C.J. Spiller RB Clemson Bulaga might be better value, but with Seattle already getting an OT, Spiller is much less likely to make it down to #17. Spiller would majorly boost the 9ers return game and would be a nice complement to a bigger back in Frank Gore.
14 Seattle Jason Pierre-Paul DE South Florida The Seahawks need pass rush nearly as much as pass pro.
15 NY Giants Brian Price DT UCLA Earl Thomas would be tough to pass on, and if Phillips can't return he won't be passed on, but Brian Price is a perfect fit to disrupt in the middle of a 4-3.
16 Tennessee Kyle Wilson CB Boise St. Fills two big holes on the roster. A CB opposite Finnegan and a competent returner.
17 San Fran Bryan Bulaga OT Iowa Getting to the range where you can justify taking a guy to play RT, hard to do it earlier even if it's a guy with LT talent.
18 Pittsburgh Earl Thomas S Texas Steelers would be thrilled if a elite FS fell to them. Thomas would be great playing deep behind Polamalu.
19 Atlanta Brandon Graham DE Michigan Graham is shorter than some would like in a 4-3 DE, but he blew away the depth of the OT class at the senior bowl.
20 Houston Ryan Matthews RB Fresno St. Mathews impressed at the combine running a 4.45 at a solid 218lbs. He'd be a nice compliment to the smaller Slaton.
21 Cincinnati Dez Bryant WR Ok. St. Cincy gets the top WR in the class to replace the cut Coles as a complement to Chad OchoCinco
22 New England Sergio Kindle OLB Texas Pass need a pass rush and Kindle is made for a 3-4 pass rush
23 Green Bay Charles Brown OT USC Packers need to protect Aaron Rodgers. Brown's stock is way up after coming to the combine over 300lbs and still being athletic in workouts.
24 Philadelphia Sean Weatherspoon OLB Missouri After giving Will Witherspoon the boot, Weatherspoon would be a great addition at that WILL spot.
25 Baltimore Carlos Dunlap DE Florida With Anquan Boldin in the fold
26 Arizona Brandon Spikes ILB Florida The Cardinals have lost a lot of front 7 pieces, Spikes can take the most high profile hole, left by Karlos Dansby's exit.
27 Dallas Mike Iupati OL Idaho Iupati fits the big maul mold for Dallas and fills the OL need.
28 San Diego Trent Williams OT Oklahoma Dwyer is the best back on the board and RB is atop the Chargers need, but Dwyer comes from a offense that rarely threw and the Chargers need a back to be ready to contribute there. Williams is a big upgrade at RT or on the inside for a team that need good pass pro to utilize their big speedy WRs.
29 NY Jets Jared Odrick DE Penn St. With Cromartie in the fold a 3-4 DE is the 1st spot to address on that D.
30 Minnesota Devin McCourty CB Rutgers McCourty is a physical CB with solid size and cover skill in zone and man.
31 Indianapolis Everson Griffen DE USC Griffen has good size at 6'3" 273lbs and held up against the run well. 8 sacks last year (18 over the last 3) along with excellent combine numbers suggest he can mount a pass rush as well. Griffen can play the Brock role and be a 3rd edge rusher.
32 New Orleans Navarro Bowman OLB Penn State
The Saints are old and thin at OLB. Bowman has a character red flag, but is a great talent.
Round 2
33 St Louis Ricky Sapp
Clemson Sapp is undersized, but value and brings pass rushing ability that the Rams are in dire need of.
34 Detroit Maurkice Pouncey C/G Florida The Lions build up both interiors. Pouncey can play any of the 3 interior positions and the Lions have made it known they are looking for an upgrade at a guard spot.
35 Tampa Bay Golden Tate WR Notre Dame The Bucs cut ties with top WR Antonio Bryant after he was unable to stay healthy. Tate gives them a go-to option for Josh Freeman.
36 Kansas City Terrence Cody NT Alabama Slimmed down to a svelte 354lbs for the combine Cody will climb the board if he can continue to show he can control his weight.
37 Washington Vlad Ducasse OL Massachusetts Ducasse had great potential, he may have to start out at guard, but he could develop into a very good tackle.
38 Cleveland Jermaine Gresham TE Oklahoma Gresham's combine workout wasn't great as he looked rusty in position drills, but the top TE in the class can only fall so far. The Browns are majorly lacking in targets.
39 Oakland Taylor Mays S USC The Raiders will likely consider Mays at #8, I'm sure they'd be thrilled to have a shot at him in the 2nd.
40 Seattle Damian Williams WR USC After losing Burleson the Seahawks have gotten very aggressive pursuing another WR. If Marshall isn't brought in
41 Buffalo Jerry Hughes OLB TCU The Bills grab a rush LB to start putting the remaining 3-4 pieces in place.
42 Tampa Bay Daryl Washington LB TCU Washington is a great cover LB for the Bucs move back towards the Tampa-2
43 Miami Nate Allen S South Florida Too many teams got deep on the Phins. Safety help is a priority.
44 New England Jahvid Best RB Cal Best ran well, which might be enough to bump him higher, but his size and injury concerns could keep him down.
45 Denver Corey Wootton DE Northwestern Wootton is a massive lineman at 6'7", with very good athleticism and a solid 280lbs.
46 NY Giants Chad Jones S LSU Antrell Rolle is likely in the fold, but Jones is a good insurance policy if Kenny Phillips can't make it back from injury. If Phillips is back Jones has the size and physical nature to be a LB conversion project.
47 New England John Jerry G Mississippi Pats shore up the OL. As they've shown with Logan Mankins they put value on the guard spots.
48 Carolina Brandon LaFell WR LSU The Panthers need another target for Matt Moore to go with Steve Smith.
49 San Francisco Brandon Ghee CB Wake Forrest
The Niners D got a nice pass rush, but the coverage was a bit lacking. Ghee had about as good a combine as is possible, running the best 40 among CBs and measuring taller than Wake listed him.
50 Kansas City Jon Asamoah G Illinois If the Chiefs are sold on Albert at LT, they'll need to add to the guard or center spot to fill out the OL. Asamoah is a good guard prospect who might be able to play RT.
51 Houston Dominque Franks CB Oklahoma The Texans ignored the requests of Dunta Robinson's shoes, so could use a replacement for their owner.
52 Pittsburgh Patrick Robinson CB Florida State With Polamalu healthy and two talented DBs in the fold the Steelers shouldn't be giving up any more late TDs to the Raiders.
53 New England Eric Norwood LB South Carolina Norwood can play OLB or ILB for the Pats, who love versatile players and have need at both spots.
54 Cincinnati Reshad Jones S Georgia When you are employing Roy Williams is obvious safety is a need.
55 Philadelphia Kareem Jackson CB Alabama Coverage, coverage, coverage in Philly. That explosive offense will just be running in place if the D can't cover.
56 Green Bay Jason Worilds OLB Virgina Tech The Packers need a pass rusher for Kampman's vacated spot. Worilds is a great one.
57 Baltimore Rob Gronkowski TE Arizona With Boldin in the fold a receiving TE would make the Ravens passing game scary.
58 NY Jets Mike Johnson G Alabama The Jets OL was very good last year, but it's aging in spots.
59 Arizona Koi Misi DE/OLB Utah Misi stood out at the Senior Bowl, making plays and looking natural at OLB. Spikes and Misi would restock a needy Cards front 7
60 Dallas Arrelious Benn WR Illinois A big athlete at WR for the Cowboys to push Roy Williams with (maybe all the way out the door).
61 Minnesota Colt McCoy QB Texas The Vikings need a QB of the future, Tarvaris isn't it.
62 San Diego Anthony Dixon RB Mississippi St. Massive back with skills in the passing game to complement Sproles
63 Indianapolis Rodger Saffold OT Indiana The OT class doesn't have a ton of depth behind the top 6. Saffold is an exception. He played well against top competition holding Brandon Graham and Adrian Clayborn without a sack last year.
64 New Orleans Arthur Jones DT Syracuse A stout DT to shore up a D that was soft up the middle.
Round 3
65 St. Louis T.J. Ward S Oregon The Rams putting a no-compensation tender on Oshiomogho Atogwe is a open invitation for other teams to poach him.
66 Detroit Jonathan Dwyer RB Georgia Tech Dwyer is slipping but is still a powerful back that should progress in the passing game once he's in an offense that asks him to pass block and catch.
67 Tampa Bay Brandon Lang DE Troy With McCoy and Lang the Bucs should be able to get a much more effective pass rush
68 Kansas City Demaryious Thomas WR Georgia Tech WR with a fantastic speed-size combo. He'll need to learn to play in a pro offense, but has a sky high ceiling.
69 Washington Selvish Capers OT West Virgina Protecting the new QB is job 1.
70 Oakland Sean Lee MLB Penn State The Raiders are begging teams to take their current LBs away with RFA offer sheets. They want to renovate the position
71 Philadelphia Austin Lane DE Murray State The Eagles need a pass rusher opposite Cole. Lane is a productive player with nice measurables.
72 Cleveland Toby Gerhart RB Stanford A big complementary back to Jerome Harrison. Gerhart's nice combine workout will have more teams considering him a HB instead of a FB
73 Buffalo Cam Thomas NT North Carolina Bills get a NT for the new 3-4
74 Miami Torrell Troup NT Central Florida The Phins need an OLB, but there are many more players out there to play OLB in a 3-4 than NT.
75 Jacksonville Larry Asante S Nebraska Physical safety to upgrade the SS spot.
76 Chicago Jared Veldheer OT Hillsdale If Veldheer's short arms are an issue the Bears can always drop half tackle/half TE Brandon Manumaleuna down next to him.
77 NY Giants Matt Tennant C/G Boston College A very experienced and durable interior lineman to boost a line that should have been stronger.
78 Tennessee Greg Hardy DE Mississippi Hardy need the LenWhale diet plan, but the talent is all there.
79 Carolina George Selvie DE South Florida Selvie was the focus of blocking schemes even with JPP opposite him. He can get to the passer or at least free up his teammates.
80 San Francisco Major Wright
S Florida A CB and S should give the Niners the secondary they need to be a stifling D.
81 Denver Perrish Cox CB Oklahoma St. Broncos could use a CB across from Champ, and he's on the wrong side of 30 so a replacement should be on the radar.
82 Texans J.D. Walton C/G Baylor A strong solidly built interior lineman to solidify the Texans line
83 Pittsburgh
Jason Fox OT Miami Fox is a bit risky coming off an injury, but has the most potential of the remaining tackles.
84 Atlanta A.J. Edds OLB Iowa A strong run defender with good athleticism.
85 Cincinnati Lamarr Houston DT Texas Great value on a penetrating D-tackle with good size.
86 Oakland Tyson Alualu DT Cal Raiders add a piece in the center of a D that was too weak up to middle.
87 Green Bay Donovan Warren CB Michigan Good CB value to a aging secondary.
88 Philadelphia Darrell Stucky S Kansas Reinforcing the DB corps.
89 Cleveland Carlton Mitchell WR South Florida A new TE, WR and creating a thunder and lightning duo should give whoever the new Cleveland FO chooses at QB an actual chance.
90 Arizona Aaron Hernandez TE Florida Good receiving TE to add another weapon for Leinart.
91 Arizona Jerome Murphy CB South Florida DB depth is a must for a D that'll play a lot of nickel if the O works as expected
92 Dallas Akwasi Owusu-Ansah CB Indiana (PA) Very talented CB coming from a small school. Seems to be a wealth of them around now.
93 Minnesota Joe McKnight RB USC With Chester Taylor gone, a 3rd down back is needed as receiving and pass blocking remain holes in AP's game. McKnight is a great receiver and solid pass blocker.z
94 San Diego Alex Carrington DE Arkansas State Big athletic DE. Should help a Chargers DL that struggled for much of the year.
95 Indianapolis Javier Arenas CB Alabama Big boost to the return game, and the skills to be a very good nickelback.
96 New Orleans Willie Young
DE NC. State
The Saints are cut ties with starting DE Charles Grant. Young can get pressure in that spot.


15 Best Remaining:

QBs Tony Pike, Dan LeFevour and Tim Tebow,

RB Montario Hardesty

WRs Marty Gilyard, Jordan Shipley, Taylor Price and Dexter McCluster

TEs Ed Dickson Anthony McCoy and Jimmy Graham

DE Jermaine Cunningham

LB Rennie Curran

CBs Syd'Quan Thompson and Amari Spievey