With the coaching staff in place for the most part, I'm going to do a mock draft that sort of matches the scheme that we will likely be running along with filling needs, 2hich Caldwell did say we would do. at least this year.
Round 1: 5th Overall Pick:
Star Lotuelei, DT, Utah
Lotuelei would be a great pick here because he is what we thought Alualu would be. He is a great run stuffer. Provides some interior pass rush when able to get away from blockers. He has shorter arms than scouts would like, but his able to use power to force his way through. He is incredibly strong, and uses his strength and power like Suh, only minus the anger management problem. He also draws two blockers sometimes, which would leave a hole for someone like Branch to end the play with a sack.
Round 2: 33rd Overall Pick:
Mike Glennon, QB, NC State
Glennon is a work in progress, but he is a very capable QB. He needs polishing, but let this be Caldwell's/Bradley's/QB Coach/Fisch's project.
Round 2: 36th Overall Pick:
Jonathan Banks, CB, Mississippi State
Banks has the size that scouts are looking for, gets interceptions, and has a "knack" for returning them for scores (1/4 of the interceptions he has gotten in college have been returned for scores). Banks can be caught guessing sometime if in off man coverage. Banks runs a 4.52 in the 40 yard dash. Banks is alert to the run, but not a physical tackler. When in press coverage, he keeps his hands active, and he'd likely be in press coverage most of the time in Bradley's defense.)
Round 3: 64th Overall Pick:
Chase Thomas, OLB, Stanford
Chase Thomas is a prospect that I've felt that we should draft Thomas for a while now, I just feel that he would be the best player available at this pick while filling one of our needs. Thomas would be an impact player.
Round 4: 97th Overall Pick:
Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati
Kelce is a sneaky TE who can block, he is good in run support and working on improving in pass protection, but he is still decent to good in pass protection. He also has good hands and is a reliable TE in catching passes. He can make defenders think he is going to block and sneak past and get wide open. He is the best player available while also filling a "need". TE is not as important as some of the other needs, but when a player as good as Kelce slips to your pick in the fourth round, you grab him especially since it does improve an area on our roster, and Zach Potter is likely not coming back.
Round 5: 130th Overall Pick:
Le'Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State
Bell reminds me a lot of Adrian Peterson, only Peterson is faster. Bell is 6'2" and 244 Lbs. He is reliable when catching out of the backfield. He can run away from defenders, but is not afraid to lower his pads and deliver some blows as well. Bell also combines his size, power, and speed. He ran the 40 yard dash in 4.62 seconds. He does get in trouble when going east-west, but can possibly be corrected with good coaching.
Round 5: 138th Overall Pick:
Zach Line, FB, Southern Methodist
Line is a good blocker who shows the ability to catch out of the backfield while also consistently able to take hand offs and gain 4+ yards.
Round 6: 162nd Overall Pick:
Reid Fragel, OT, Ohio State
Fragel could be our next starter at RT, but we would have to let him develop behind a FA RT for about two years.
Round 7: 196th Overall Pick:
Jasper Collins, WR, Mount Union
Collins can run routes well, has good speed, and would be good at returning kicks, incluing returning three for scores.
Anthony Amos, WR
Collin Klein, QB
Let me know what you think!