After about eight long months of intense draft preparations, we have all officially survived mock draft season and the real deal is finally here. As Mel Kiper has stated, “This has not been a comfortable year to do mock drafts.” Here we are less than 24 hours away from Roger Goodell announcing Kansas City is on the clock and there is still debate on who the pick should be. There are simply no ‘locks’ in this draft years draft, but with no ‘locks’ I can assure you there will be plenty of steals.
We here at PhinNation encourage comments, criticisms, and questions regarding our intelligence, or furthermore our sanity at this point in time. Enjoy!
Kansas City OT Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M
Jacksonville OLB Dion Jordan, Oregon
Oakland QB Geno Smith, W.Va
Philadelphia OT Eric Fisher, Central Michigan
Detroit CB Dee Milliner, ‘Bama
Cleveland DE Ziggy Ansah, BYU
Arizona OT Lane Johnson, Oklahoma
Buffalo QB Matt Barkely, USC
NYJ FS Kenny Vaccaro, Texas
Tennessee OG Chance Warmack, ‘Bama
San Diego OT DJ Fluker, ‘Bama
Miami WR Tavon Austin, W.Va
NYJ DE/OLB Keke Mingo, LSU
Carolina DT Shariff Floyd, Florida
New Orleans OLB Jarvis Jones, Georgia
St. Louis OG Jon Cooper, UNC
Pittsburgh DE Bjoren Werner, FSU
Dallas DT Star Lotulelei, Utah
NYG TE Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame
Chicago OT Menelik Watson, FSU
Cincinnati WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Tenn.
St. Louis WR DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson
Minnesota WR Keenan Allen, California
Indianapolis CB Xavier Rhodes, FSU
Minnesota DT Sheldon Richardson, Missouri
Green Bay RB Eddie Lacy, ‘Bama
Houston QB Ryan Nassib, Syracuse
Denver CB Dez Trufant, Wash.
New England WR Justin Hunter, Tenn.
Atlanta CB DJ Hayden, Houston
San Francisco DE Datone Jones, UCLA
Baltimore LB Arthur Brown, Kansas St
The Dolphins recent rumblings sending Bess to Cleveland lead to the selection of WR/RB/KR/PR Tavon Austin. Many will consider this a luxury pick, but the combination of Mike Wallace and Tavon Austin will bring an entire new dimension to the Dolphins offense.
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