Realistic Mock

This will be my last mock for a while, and I'm going to make it realistic, the way I thinkl it'll play out.  All my mocks, were different ways they can play out, but this is the one how I really think it'll play out.



Round 1: Prince Amukamara CB

Round 2: Andy Dalton QB

Round 3: Jaiquawn Jarret FS

Round 4: Nate Irving WLB

Round 4: Tim Barnes C

Round 5: Scott Lutrus MLB

Round 6: Justin Rodgers CB

Round 7: Clint Boling G/T



This draft is very similar to the one of rws591...but this is how I think it'll play out, if the draft was today.  

rws591's mock on


1) Prince Amukamara, CB Nebraska
2) Andy Dalton, QB TCU 
3) Jaiquan Jarrett, FS Temple
4) Nate Irving, LB NC State
4) Greg Romeus, DE Pittsburg
5) Greg Salas, WR Hawaii 
6) Justin Rodgers, CB Richmond
6) Elijah Joseph, LB Temple

by rws591 on Jan 21, 2011 2:35 PM PST reply actions  




Prince Amukamara:

Prince Amukamara - Nebraska (HT: 6-1 - WT: 205) 

Combine 40: N/A - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 2 of 30

Positives: Great size and pretty good speed, is an exceptional athlete... Is an extremely physical player, very good in press coverage and run support... Takes a very aggressive approach to jamming receivers at the line, uses a good hand pop to disrupt receivers' timing... Is pretty quick to recognize run plays and come up for support, instincts and play recognition are very good... Had a solid 2009 season (64 tackles, five interceptions, two sacks and a forced fumble)... Natural playmaker, has a nose for the football, plays the ball in the air much like a wide receiver... Is proficient in both man-to-man and zone coverage, an all-around cornerback with the size and speed to play safety as well, has a lot of versatility... Will make an immediate impact in the NFL, does a lot of things well and has never had any durability issues. 

Negatives: First step is sometimes a little slow, backpedal appears to be somewhat sloppy when not in press coverage, gets a little too high in the backpedal, which sometimes causes him to be a half step slow at the break... Can be a little too aggressive at times when jamming receivers, will give up position by getting too high lunging a bit when in press coverage... Sometimes gives up inside position too easily, can be beaten by post routes by quicker receivers. 

TOTALS   161 100 61 6 4 3 5 0 0
2007 Nebraska   4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 Nebraska   34 21 13 2 1 2 0 0 0
2009 Nebraska   64 41 23 3 2 1 5 0 0
2010 Nebraska   59 36 23 1 1 0 0 0 0

rws is starting to really make me think he'll fall.  If he doesn't, I think Jaguars should trade up with somebody like Dallas give them Rashean, a late pick, and our 1st for their 1st.   It's our biggest need, and he can be an instant rws has said he will fall due to concerns about his speed.  Senior Captain.


Andy Dalton:

Andy Dalton - TCU (HT: 6-3 - WT: 220) 
Combine 40: N/A - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 6 of 20 

Positives: Above-average arm strength... High velocity thrower... Above average accuracy, throws are often between the numbers... Throws well while scrambling... Has been productive as a four year starter... Sells the pump fake... Good footwork... Does a great job going through his progressions... Rarely throws into double coverage... On the field leader, a good field general... Teammates feed off his energy... A winner; has only lost three games as a starter at TCU, set the TCU record for career wins by a quarterback with 44... Able to make plays with his feet, above-average speed for the position... Routinely picks up first downs with his feet when asked to scramble... Has accumulated over 1600 yards rushing and 22 rushing touchdowns during his career 

Negatives: Has a three-quarters release that will concern teams... Will turn 24 during his rookie year... Rather small for an NFL quarterback, height is concerning... Comes from a spread system, is far from a finished product as an NFL passer... Needs to learn to take snaps from under center... Has a low ceiling, doesn't possess any rare physical gifts to set him apart from other quarterbacks... Probably will never develop into an NFL starter... When throwing off balance, throws will sail over receiver's heads... Sometimes looks to run too early rather than keeping his eyes downfield to make a throw. 

TOTALS   812 1317 61.7 10314 7.8 71-30   413 1611 3.9 47 22
2007 TCU   222 371 59.8 2459 6.6 10-11   98 232 2.4 19 5
2008 TCU   182 307 59.3 2242 7.3 11-5   113 432 3.8 24 8
2009 TCU   199 323 61.6 2756 8.5 23-8   116 512 4.4 18 3
2010 TCU   209 316 66.1 2857 9.0 27-6   86 435 5.1 47 6

Hinted to be Gene's guy. Sit and learn, to be franchise qb.


Jaiquawn Jarret:

Jaiquawn Jarret:


Height: 6’0
Weight: 202
College: Temple
40 Time: 4.55
Class: Senior
Stock: Up
Projected: 2nd-3rd round


2010 – 74 tackles, 2.0 TFL, 2 PBU, 2 INT’s
2009 – 76 tackles, 2.0 TFL, 7 PBU, 3 INT’s
2008 – 88 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 4 PBU, 3 INT’s
2007 – 61 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 5 PBU, 1 INT


Jaiquawn Jarrett is one of the top Safety prospects in this years draft. I absolutely love the way he plays. He is very physical and is a great run defender. On the other hand, he has the athleticism and awareness to make plays in coverage as well. He is a complete player that will work hard to get even better. If he played for a big time school, he would get much more recognition.

Scouting Report:


- 4 year starter, very experienced
- Good size
- Good athlete
- Great burst to the ball
- Changes directions easily
- Gets good depth from his back pedal
- Can recover if he takes a false step
- Good range in coverage
- Aware in zone coverage and reads the QB’s eyes well
- Solid ball skills, 9 career INT’s
- Great tackler
- Packs a punch as a hitter
- Comes down hard in run support
- Smart player, good instincts
- Patient and rarely over-pursues
- Tough, durable, and physical player
- Leader


- Could add some more bulk and get stronger
- Level of competition may be a question mark
- Isn’t asked to play a lot of man coverage
- Will get washed out by lineman at times
- Needs to do a better job of shedding blocks overall
- Doesn’t offer much as a blitzer, although he is violent with blockers

1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Speed: 3.5
Tackling: 3.5
Coverage: 3.5
Ball Skills: 3.0
Range: 3.5
Pro Potential: 3.5

To be another starter, good against the run, and the pass.  Senior Captain.


Nate Irving: 


Nate Irving - North Carolina St. (HT: 6-1 - WT: 235) 
Combine 40: N/A - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 3 of 30

Positives: Good sideline-to-sideline defender, scrapes well and has the speed to get across field with ease... Pretty good with play recognition, reads the natural flow of the play and finds ways to get to the ball... An extremely intense player, plays with a chip on his shoulder and sets the tone for the NC State defense... Decent speed for his size... All-around producer (214 tackles, nine sacks, six forced fumbles and four interceptions in three years)... Shoots gaps with speed and control, keeps eyes in the backfield and diagnoses plays on the move... Very good agility, can change directions almost at full speed, which makes him deadly defending underneath routes... Above-average zone defender and serviceable in man-to-man coverage, an overall solid pass defender... Prototypical leader at the position, is a dedicated and hard-working player on and off the field. 

Negatives: Plays a little high at times, which allows blockers access to his lower body, susceptible to cut blocks outside the box... A little undersized to play ILB in a 4-3 scheme, but would make a very good weak-side backer... Not the surest tackler, comes in too high at times and does not always drive feet at contact... Not an explosive hitter, can pop ball carriers if he takes the right angle, but is mostly a wrap-up tackler... Is not a pass rusher, needs to develop a larger arsenal of moves, generally relies on straight-line speed to get into the backfield... Major injury concerns, was sidelined in 2008 and was involved in a car accident in 2009 that left him with several injuries... Can get engulfed at the line of scrimmage if taking a bad angle to the ball carrier or if gap closes quickly. 

TOTALS   214 116 98 40 9 6 4 0 1
2007 N.C. State   42 28 14 1 2 0 0 0
2008 N.C. State   80 42 38 11 1 1 4 0 1
2010 N.C. State   92 46 46 21½ 7 3 0 0 0

Possibly a starter, if we sign a free-agent, he may be a full-time starter in a year or 2.  Would play weak-side line-backer.  Senior captain.


Tim Barnes:

Tim Barnes - Missouri (HT: 6-4 - WT: 307) 
Combine 40: N/A - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 3 of 15

Positives: Athletic... Intelligent... Versatile, might move to Guard at the next level... Very solid pass protector... Good quickness... Sets up quickly... Very solid footwork and agility... Plays with solid knee bend... Does a nice job sliding and mirroring defender... Can redirect reasonably well, solid awareness, okay at picking up stunts... Can explode out of his stance when run blocking but gets a little too upright, ... Plays with leverage and generally drives his feet on contact... Maintains reasonably good pad level... Gets and maintains good position, seals off the action well... Can pull... Can get to the second level and does a nice job blocking on the move... Keeps his head on a swivel... Good flexibility and body control... Good motor... Good fit in ZBS. 

Negatives: Not real strong at POA, needs to improve anchoring strength... Not a pile mover... Light handed, hand punch lacks force... Gets too high and will reach, lean and overextend... Bends at the waist... Occasionally stops his feet upon contact.

Future at center, can sit a year or two, so when Brad retires, we have our replacement.  Senior, captain?


Scott Lutrus:

Scott Lutrus - Connecticut (HT: 6-2⅜ - WT: 239) 
Combine 40: N/A - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 18 of 30

Positives: Does a good job of using hands to punch at the ball when tackling, forms up well when taking the right angles to make a tackle... Is not afraid to take on blocks and eliminate multiple blockers from a play, does not get driven back easily, and can split some double-teams... Takes pretty good pursuit angles, especially when chasing down receivers on short routes in zone coverage... Scrapes fairly well, keeps head on a swivel and weaves through tough traffic will little difficulty... Is quicker than size would indicate, plays with high motor and flies around field... Displays good closing speed in zone coverage and in pursuit on his side of the field... Is an able pass rusher, is not overpowering, but can make quick moves to avoid blockers and get to the quarterback, will never tally a lot of sacks, but can be disruptive shooting gaps and blitzing off the edge... Was a two-year captain for the Huskies, always plays hard and leads by example, makes up for lack of athleticism with high motor... Stepped up and started four years after being redshirted first year, was extremely productive in 2007 and 2008 (averaged 106.5 tackles and 2.5 interceptions for those seasons), was named first-team freshman All-American. 

Negatives: Has dealt with injury issues the last two seasons, including a recurring stinger that sidelined him for several contests in 2009... Not a particularly consistent tackler, tends to wrap at the ankles and fails to secure some tackles against larger backs, will lunge at times and miss tackles in the open field... Looks a bit stiff in coverage, displays choppy footwork and limited range, but has good instincts in zone coverage... Does not limit yards after contact due to tackling technique against players going full speed, tries to drag ball carrier to the ground instead of using legs to reverse their momentum... Is a little slow off the snap, especially when blitzing from three or four yards beyond the line of scrimmage, must do a better job anticipating the snap and reacting more quickly... Plays a little high at times, especially in the backpedal and when changing directions, has some difficulty when changing levels to make a tackle leading to lunging and missed tackles. 

TOTALS   341 206 135 26 5 1 6 0 2
2007 Connecticut   107 62 45 8 1 0 4 0 2
2008 Connecticut   106 64 42 9 0 0 1 0 0
2009 Connecticut   69 40 29 0 0 0 0
2010 Connecticut   59 40 19 ½ 1 1 0 0

Can sit behind whoever the starter is for a year or two, and come in and be a full-time starter.  Senior, captain?


Justin Rodgers:

Can't find a scouting report, but he's playing well, and has a great week, and a decent game for the east/west shrine.   Supposedly runs a 4.39.  Senior


Clint Boling:

Clint Boling - Georgia (HT: 6-4½ - WT: 305) 
Combine 40: N/A - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 8 of 20


Positives: Athletic... Versatile... Reasonably good strength... Very solid pass blocker... Quick pass set... Good short area quickness and footwork... Good length... Solid knee bender... Very solid lateral movement and slide... Redirects reasonably well... Solid short area flexibility and change of direction... Gets good position and seals off the action well... Good hand placement... Can control his man once locked on... Good run blocker... Can get movement in the running game... Plays with a good low center of gravity... Plays with reasonably good leverage... Solid anchoring strength... Can pull and get to the second level... Does a solid job getting in the way of defenders in space and sealing them from the ball... Steady and reliable... Good motor, stays active until the whistle... Plays with a mean streak... Good fit as a ZBS Guard as well. 

Negatives: Gets too upright in pass protection and moved off the LOS... Can be beat by good outside speed... Will lean and lunge to make contact on the outside edge... Can be pushed back by a strong bull rusher... Tends to rise up too high as he move through the second level... Looks a little awkward on the move... Lacks the flexibility and body control to cleanly fit on linebackers at the second level... Will overextend and lunge into some blocks on the move... Lacks the lateral range and arm length to play Left Tackle in the NFL.

Probably will play gaurd, but he can sit and develop, and play back up for Uche, if he can develop his tackle skills, can push the awful Jordan Black off the team. Senior.


Every player in this mock, is a senior, most are captains. 

Prince will replace Mathis.

Dalton will eventually replace Garrard.

Jarret will replace Don Carey, but I have a feeling that Carey will stay on the team.

Irving will replace Durant.

Barnes will eventually replace Meester

Scott Lutrus will possibly replace Morrison, but may just be special teams, and depth player.

Rodgers will replace David Jones at nickel.

Boling will be depth, and maybe replace Black.

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