Monday, April 9, 2012

Fifth Quarter Mock Draft V 1.0

Fifth Quarter Mock Draft V 1.0

The Link above is our first, First Round Mock Draft.  This is the first attempt to predict the future.  This Mock Draft is my best predictions of what teams will do during the draft.

Here's a little background on the NFL draft.  The NFL Draft is at the end of April.  There are seven rounds with 32 picks in each round, not including compensatory picks (We'll get into this later....). The draft is an organized way of allowing NFL teams to "hire" the most elite talent out of the college football system.  Each team gets one pick per round.  Where the team gets a pick is decided by the NFL league by awarding a pick based on the previous years win loss record.  If your team was the worst team in the league (possible 0 wins and 16 losses out of 16 regular season games, also known as 0-16), they would acquire the first pick in the draft.  If your team won the championship, or also known as the Superbowl, they will have the 32nd pick.  It's that simple.  If there is a tie between teams, the NFL uses a tie breaking system.

Each year, players choose to become eligible in the draft from college and can be selected by NFL teams during the draft.  Signing free agents (free agency is another topic that we will need to address at a later time) during the off-season is a NFL teams focus, another major off-season focus for NFL teams is the NFL draft.  The draft is full of eligible college talent. Our NFL Mock Draft includes the first round only.  We may go into the second and third round just before the draft, but the first round is naturally our first step. 

These selections were based on a combination of team needs and the best player"on the board".

PickTeamPlayerPos.School
Round 1
1
Indianapolis 
Andrew LuckQB Stanford
2
Washington  F/STL
Robert Griffin IIIQB Baylor
3
Minnesota 
Matt KalilOT Southern Cal
4
Cleveland 
Trent RichardsonRB Alabama
5
Tampa Bay 
Morris ClaiborneDC LSU
6
St. Louis 
Justin BlackmonWR Oklahoma State
7
Jacksonville 
Quinton CoplesDE North Carolina
8
Miami 
Ryan TannehillQB Texas A&M
9
Carolina 
Michael FloydWR Notre Dame
10
Buffalo 
Riley ReiffOT Iowa
11
Kansas City 
Melvin IngramDE South Carolina
12
Seattle 
David DeCastroOG Stanford
13
Arizona 
Courtney UpshawOB Alabama
14
Dallas 
Dre KirkpatrickDC Alabama
15
Philadelphia 
Luke KuechlyIB Boston College
16
New York 
Nick PerryDE Southern Cal
17
Cincinnati  F/OAK
Michael BrockersDT LSU
18
San Diego 
Janoris JenkinsDC North Alabama
19
Chicago 
Kendall WrightWR Baylor
20
Tennessee 
Whitney MercilusDE Illinois
21
Cincinnati 
Cordy GlennOG Georgia
22
Cleveland  F/ATL
Jonathan MartinOT Stanford
23
Detroit 
Mark BarronSS Alabama
24
Pittsburgh 
Dontari PoeNT Memphis
25
Denver 
Fletcher CoxDT Mississippi State
26
Houston 
Stephen HillWR Georgia Tech
27
New England  F/NO
Jerel WorthyDT Michigan State
28
Green Bay 
Kirk CousinsQB Michigan State
29
Baltimore 
Dont'a HightowerIB Alabama
30
San Francisco 
Coby FleenerTE Stanford
31
New England 
Stephon GilmoreDC South Carolina
32
New York 
Alshon JefferyWR South Carolina

Check it out and tell us what you think!

Justin

2 comments:

  1. By the time the actual picks are made, how different will the order of teams choosing be?

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  2. They will be different....who are you anyway....? But in reality, you never can really predict the draft, you can only predict the behavior. And well...check out the other entries; the Broncos did what we thought in the first two rounds. Following that, it's anyone's guessing game.

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