Well, it has been awhile, but with baseball season starting, and waiting to see what trades were made, I have been holding off as long as possible to make this last mock draft. There will be less analysis, but I will still show you what I would do first, then what they will do second. Enjoy…
Who would I take… Jason Smith, OT Baylor. I know they need a lot of things, and I also would like Aaron Curry here, but I think a starting left tackle for the next 7-10 years would be too great to pass up.
Who will they take… Matthew Stafford, QB Georgia. Out of all the options for the first pick, I like this one the least, but everything I have heard and read is that they are trying to get a deal done with Stafford so there is no surprise first pick.
St. Louis Rams:
Who would I take… Eugene Monroe, OT Virginia. Fits a great need, and will start immediately for the Rams, and probably for years to come.
Who will they take… Jason Smith. They get their OT they need, and I think they get the better one.
Kansas City Chiefs:
Who would I take… Michael Crabtree, WR Texas Tech. The idea that they could have a dominating offense early on would be too much for me to pass up. That is why I am not the GM though.
Who will they take… Aaron Curry, OLB Wake Forest. Well, they either get the best offensive prospect in the draft or best defensive prospect in the draft, and Curry will be the pick.
Who would I take… Aaron Curry. They need defense, and he is the best defensive player. Immediately helps this team.
Who will they take… Mark Sanchez, QB USC. I hope they do this as a Cardinals fan. They have a lot of needs, and too take a prospect that most likely won't play a snap for two years would be helpful to other teams in their division.
Who would I take…BJ Raji, DT Boston College. They need help on defense, and I think they would be fortunate to get a possibly dominate nose tackle here.
Who will they take… Michael Crabtree. They follow my philosophy of creating one side that is dominate, because this offense has that potential. This is also good, because if they end up trading Braylon Edwards, they have his replacement ready.
Who would I take…Andre Smith, OT Alabama. Probably the most intriguing of the 4 big OT prospects, but he also has the most red flags.
Who will they take… Eugene Monroe. If Monroe is here, there will be dancing in the offices of the Bengals.
Who would I take… Jeremy Maclin, WR Missouri. They need a WR, and Maclin is the best one on the board. Don't be surprised if they take Brian Orakpo here either.
Who will they take… Jeremy Maclin.
Who would I take… Matt Stafford. They need a QB of the future, and don't have quite as many needs, that it would hurt them to draft long term.
Who will they take… Andre Smith. If Smith or Monroe happen to fall this far, they would most likely pull the trigger.
Green Bay Packers:
Who would I take… Brian Orakpo, DE Texas. They need help along the defensive side of the ball, and Orakpo would be a nice 3-4 hybrid, as they make the switch. Don't be surprised to see Tyson Jackson up here either, because he is the best 3-4 DE in the draft.
Who will they take… BJ Raji. They are switching to a 3-4, and a dominate nose tackle would be a great fit.
San Francisco 49ers
Who would I take… Michael Oher, OT Ole Miss. They need help along the o-line, and Oher is the best one left.
Who will they take… Brian Orakpo. They missed on Manny Lawson, but will take another chance on a good hybrid defensive prospect.
Who would I take… Aaron Maybin, DE Penn State. Has really risen up the draft charts, and looks to be in the Jason Taylor mold of defensive end.
Who will they take… Aaron Maybin.
Who would I take… Tyson Jackson, DE LSU. Don't be surprised if Jackson is off the board earlier, with many teams switching to a 3-4, he is the best DE for that scheme.
Who will they take… Tyson Jackson.
Who would I take… Mark Sanchez. They are preparing for their next QB, to take over for Jason Campbell. There is talk that they are trying to trade up in order to get Sanchez that is how much they like him.
Who will they take… Michael Oher. They need a right tackle, and now. They get their guy if things fall this way.
New Orleans Saints
Who would I take… Malcolm Jenkins, DB The Ohio State. Well, some people like Chris Wells here. I just don't see a team with 2 running backs already, taking a third. Plus, Jenkins has the ability to fill the need of either a corner or safety, depending on what they do later in the draft.
Who will they take… Chris Wells, RB Ohio State. I think it will be safe to say, they will take a Buckeye. The offense that was great in the first place, gets even better with an inside running threat.
Who would I take… Brian Cushing, OLB USC. They need linebacker help, and Cushing is one of the best available.
Who will they take… Clay Matthews, OLB USC. They have ties to the Matthews family, and they like his work ethic and football smarts.
San Diego Chargers
Who would I take… Rey Maualuga, LB USC. They need a heart and soul type in the middle. This will be their guy.
Who will they take… Rey Maualuga.
New York Jets
Who would I take… Chris Wells. They need a bigger back to help carry the load for Thomas Jones.
Who will they take… Josh Freeman, QB Kansas State. They will take a chance on the big, athletic QB.
Who would I take… Josh Freeman. They might be comfortable with Kyle Orton, but Josh McDaniels will want his own QB to groom if Orton flops.
Who will they take… Brian Cushing. They will go lots of defense, because that is what they need.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Who would I take… Darrius Heyward-Bay, WR Maryland. They need help in the receiving core, and with the guy they want, Josh Freeman, off the board, I would take the best WR prospect left.
Who will they take… Everette Brown, DE Florida State. Gaines Adams has not produced the way they had hoped, and getting a pass rusher like Brown this low would be a great coup.
Who would I take… Robert Ayers, DE Tennessee. They need help on defense, all over their defense, and Ayers will be a player for years to come.
Who will they take… Evander Hood, DT Missouri. I think they go the DT here, and wait to see if a guy like Michael Johnson falls to them in the second round.
Who would I take… Everette Brown. Add another pass rusher to an already great defense and that is just scary.
Who will they take… Knowshon Moreno, RB Georgia. It will be very interesting to pair Moreno with Westbrook.
Who would I take… Eben Britton, OT University of Arizona. Would have been in the top 10 most likely next year. They get a Jon Runyan type lineman, who will give you everything he has every Sunday.
Who will they take… Eben Britton.
New England Patriots
Who would I take… Clay Matthews. Has the look and demeanor of a Patriot coming out of college.
Who will they take… Vontae Davis, CB Illinois. This is the Patriots, they draft by best available player, and this is the best player available.
Who would I take… Evander Hood. Defense is what this team needs, and Hood would fill a huge need.
Who will they take… Larry English, DE Northern Illinois. They need someone to take some pressure off of John Abraham, and English can do that.
Who would I take… Larry English. They would be getting a great prospect here, with some ability to rush the passer.
Who would I take… Percy Harvin, WR Florida. The idea of putting a dynamo like Harvin with Joe Flacco is awesome, and something that I hope happens.
Who will they take…Kenny Britt, WR Rutgers. I think with Harvin being a little smallish and having concerns over his durability, they will draft Britt, who has less big play ability, but will probably be a better every down WR.
Who would I take… Peria Jerry, DL Ole Miss. They need defensive help, I feel like we always say that, and Jerry is there type of DT.
Who will they take… Peria Jerry.
Who would I take… Brandon Pettigrew, TE Oklahoma State. I had him going to them at 11 in my early mock, and with him falling, they would be ecstatic to get him here.
Who will they take… William Beatty, OT UConn. They traded Jason Peters and need to replace him. Beatty is the only viable option left on the board.
New York Giants
Who would I take… Hakeem Nicks, WR North Carolina. They need a WR, and they get him here.
Who will they take…Hakeem Nicks.
Who would I take… James Laurinaitis, LB Ohio State. They would love to get a great MLB prospect to pair with Keith Bullock finally.
Who will they take… Darius Butler, DB UConn. They may need offensive help, but Jeff Fisher believes in defense first and Butler would compete right away.
Who would I take… Knowshon Moreno. If he is here, they would be ecstatic.
Who will they take… Robert Ayers. Ayers is what this defense needs, and I think the Cardinals would try to get a running back in the latter rounds.
Who would I take… Max Unger, C Oregon. They need depth and competition on the O-Line and Unger will provide that, and most likely win a spot.
Who will they take... Max Unger.