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Mock Draft - Mel Kiper is a tool

1st #3 - QB - Manziel unless Bridgewater falls.


If Bridgewater falls. There no question, take him.
Honestly what ever QB Dave likes here is fine with me. I do not see it a reach for any QB that is considered a first round talent. With the possible trade scenarios we really don't know what will happen. I just hope Dave can get the guy he wants.
As far as Manziel goes. I think people should really look at his tape. Alfie did a nice piece on him as well. It really highlighted his strengths. He has the arm to play in the NFL. His arm is better than Bortles and Bridgewater. He is just short. In all honesty I think his personality is blown way out of proportion as well. He is ultra competitive, and I just don't see him cracking under peoples scrutiny.
People have to get past a few plays where he breaks a tackle and throws the ball up and look at his entire body of work. You should not define him by 5 - 10 plays that get played over and over. Go look at the ball placement and velocity on his throws. He is an RG III, Russell Wilson type of talent. He just has a bad wrap and will have to prove he is not a douche bag in the interview process.
What exactly has he done during the actual football season for people to question his commitment?
2nd #39 - LEO - Vic Beasley*, DE/OLB, Clemson
He looked dominant all year. Can play with his hands down or standing. Shows ability to drop into coverage. Three down player here. Ideal LEO prospect.
A little small, but I can live with that. I think he will impress with his strength in the combine.
3rd #70 - 6-3 226 - WR - Donte Moncrief
Deceptive speed and quick out breaks. Beats defender's downfield consistently. A true downfield threat with size and speed. We need a guy with his size and he's got it. He is good in the open field as well.
4th #101 - C - Weston Richburg
Good overall player and a previous finalist for the top center in the country. Can start right away.
4th #110 - RB - 5-11 212 Raijun Neal, RB, Tennessee
This guy is a good back with ideal size. Explosive and has great feet. He does not go down easy and can break away. Watch his highlights and you will see a very balanced back. Good pass protection and receiving skills.
5th #132 - Wesley Johnson, OT\OG, Vanderbilt
Overall good lineman. He lacks ideal size at 295lbs, but his play is hard to ignore. He played in the SEC and faced a lot of talent. The whole SEC thing can be overrated, but I think one position its not is offensive line. The athletes they face every week our top notch. This guy played center, guard, tackle, and left tackle this year. He is a smart player which is why I like him. I think he will pick up the zone blocking scheme well and move inside to guard where his size is less of a factor. Can also serve as a center in case of injury.
5th #138 - 6-3 325 - Beau Allen, DT, Wisconsin
Best fit to be run stopper in the NFL. He would fit into the same role as Roy Miller on this defensive line and he has the talent to make a difference. He fits well in our scheme
6th #147 - Caleb Lavey, ILB, Oklahoma State
This guy does not impress with elite physical attributes, but he excels at playing smart and working harde He is excellent in pass coverage and quick to diagnosis plays (4 Int's this year). Good tackler that plays with an aggressive attitude. Was the the leader on his defense. He is only going to fall in the draft because he will not impress with physical attributes, but he still plays quick. If he falls this low, which, most grades say he will. I think he would be a good value here.
7th #163 - 6-4 248 - Ryan Hewitt, FB, Stanford - Steal in this draft
This guy is a really good lead blocker. I like him because he is a smart player and good receiver. With less need for a FB in the league this guy still adds value because he is an excellent receiver. He had 34 receptions when Luck was his QB. He is kind of a blend between FB and TE. At 6'4 running backs can really follow his lead and he is a nice target in the passing game. He can be utilized as your HB\TE in passing sets because of his blocking and receiving ability. Could be a Swiss Army Knife kind of player.
The combo of Hewitt and Neal would solidify our backfield for years to come. I also think a guy like Hewitt would help Denard.

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