WOW! All I can say is WOW. It seems as if Gus and Dave did a GREAT job in Free Agency. First we get Big Red Bryant. Then we add LG Zane Beatles. Then RB Toby Gerhardt. Then SAM LB Dekota Watson. Then Chris Clemons. Then Ziggy Hood. We resigned Paztour, Todman, Harbour, Will Blackmon, Chad Henne, Cameron Bradfield, and Jason Babin. We even traded Blaine Gabbert to the San Fransisco 49ers for the 189th pick in 2014 and a conditional 2015 7th rounder. This D-Line is beginning to look like it will be a force to be reckoned with in the not to distant future.
So, here's the mock....
Round 1: 3rd Overall Pick:
Teddy Bridgewater: QB, Louisville
With the way free agency has gone, I think it is more likely that we draft a QB with the third pick in the draft and if Teddy is there, I think we snap him up. He seems to fit what Dave likes in a QB: Pocket passer, can make all the throws, is accurate (especially on short and intermediate routes), can make plays on his legs when necessary, smart, can read defenses, and is most pro-ready.
Round 2: 39th Overall Pick:
Jordan Mathews: WR, Vanderbilt
Mathews has very good hand eys coordination and is a balanced route runner, could come in and add a weapon for Teddy to work with, especially with the uncertainty with Justin Blackmon.
Round 3: 70th Overall Pick:
Weston Richburg: C, Colorado State
Mainly played Center here at CSU, but has some experience at Guard. Durable. Compares to Brad Meester. Leader of the O-Line. When he is not blocking, he keeps his head on a swivel to see who needs help blocking someone.
Round 4: 101st Overall Pick:
Adrian Hubbard, OLB, Alabama
Adding another L B to the mix. Hubbard can rush the passer and has the height, long arns, and light feet to drop back into coverage. More of a BPA pick here.
Round 4: 110th Overall Pick:
Daniel McCullers: DT, Tennessee
Mammoth DT who can develop into a force to be reckoned with. Would be a rotational contributor his first year or two, then maybe take over in his third year.
Round 5: 132nd Overall Pick:
Crockett Gilmore: TE, Colorado State
Gilmore's stock has risen. He is an above average blocker who shows some nastiness when he senses his opponents are off balance, knocking them to the ground. Underrated pass catcher who should be used in short yardage/goalline situations.
Round 5: 138th Overall Pick:
Anthony Steen: OG, Alabama
Has enough agility to work in the Zone Blocking scheme, can get to the second level to block, but is better when blocking in the box. He can be beat with the swim move or the swat.
Round 5: 147th Overall Pick:
James Gayle: DE (LEO), Virginia Tech
Gayle may slide due to the draft being deep. He has the potential to be a solid LEO.
Round 6: 163rd Overall Pick:
Dontae Johnson: FS,NC State
6'2" FS. BPA selection. Adds depth at FS. JPQ will like this pick because we can finally say: "Good bye Prosiniski".
Round 6: 189th Overall Pick:
Seantrel Henderson: OT, Miami
Large OT that can add depth and be a project to eventually take over at RT. BPA pick.
Round 7: 199th Overall Pick:
L'Damian Washington: WR, Missouri
Tall, fast WR. Long Strides. Developemental Prospect.Intriguing potential as a big play threat.
Draft pick are in bold, FA signings in italics.
QB: Teddy Bridgewater > Chad Henne > Some other QB (Ricky Stanzi, Matt Scott, or UDFA Rookie)
FB: UDFA Rookie (Hopefully Jay Prosch)
LT: Luke Joeckel > Cameron Bradfield
LG: Zane Beatles > Will Rackley
C: Weston Richburg > Mike Brewster
RG: Anthony Steen > Drew Novak
RT: Austen Paztour > Seantrel Henderson
3-Tech: Sen'Derrick Marks > Ziggy Hood
1-Tech: Roy Miller > Daniel McCullers
5-Tech: Red Bryant > Tyson Alualu > Abry Jones
FS: Josh Evans > Dontae Johnson
What do y'all think?