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I did this and got these results. It's hard to draft without knowing what we get in free agency. I know we'll have a decent amount of cap space this off season and I'm hoping we can address some of our big issues, mainly the offensive line.

 

57
ILB SHAYNE SKOV
STANFORD
91
DE ED STINSON
ALABAMA
153
S HAKEEM SMITH
LOUISVILLE
187
WR SHAQ EVANS
UCLA
209
OG JON HALAPIO
FLORIDA
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Assuming Grigson takes care of OL in FA ...

 

 

57 - round #2

WR KELVIN BENJAMIN

FLORIDA STATE

 

He is moving up the draft boards pretty fast so I doubt we will get him here. But, if he is there I don't see how we can't take him.

 

91 - round #3

S DION BAILEY

USC

 

Some are projecting him to ILB in the NFL.  He has performed well at linebacker in the past, I think he and Freeman would make a good ILB tandem and he will give us that coverage ability from the ILB position we have been lacking.

 

153 - round #5

CB VICTOR HAMPTON

SOUTH CAROLINA

 

Many reports say he is very physical and has shut down potential, but is still a little raw.  If he has as much potential as advertised I think Pagano can turn him into that shutdown corner we need across from VD.

 

187 - round #6

DE JOSH MAURO

STANFORD

 

We need someone to groom to take over for Redding .... I have not seen much of him myself but according to NCF he is a sleeper with a lot of potential ... if so he is a steal in the 6th round.

 

209 - round #7

CB RICARDO ALLEN

Purdue

 

His confidence and "my ball" mentality remind of Tyrann Mathieu, but without all the baggage.  He would be dangerous as our Nickel/Dime back and add needed talented depth to the CB position.

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If we actually got this draft + signed Mack I would be 100% cool with our offense. Use the rest of the FA money on defense.
 
YOUR PICKS
59
 
GABE JACKSON
MISSISSIPPI STATE
90
 
WR DONTE MONCRIEF
MISSISSIPPI
154
 
DT CALVIN BARNETT
OKLAHOMA STATE
187
 
CB VICTOR HAMPTON
SOUTH CAROLINA
209
 
OT KEVIN GRAF
USC

 

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They say it updates every Tuesday, so here's my latest attempt:

59
CB KYLE FULLER

VIRGINIA TECH

Analysis given in previous mocks.  I'm starting to really like this guy

 

90
DT KELCY QUARLES
SOUTH CAROLINA

I went for the trenches here.  Redding is getting up there in age and I wasn't overly impressed by Moala this year.  Mathews is also iffy to me, so I invested in a DL

 

154
WR CODY HOFFMAN
BYU

The second I started reading up info on Hoffman, I became a fan.  He comes across as a hard worker and could be another good possession type receiver with good size to boot.

 

187
S ANTHONY HARRIS
VIRGINIA

I think we need safety depth because we can't rely on Landry to stay healthy and I'm not sure if Bethea will be back.  Harris seems like a solid player

209
DT RYAN CARRETHERS
ARKANSAS STATE

I was stuck here between Carrethers and Khairi Fortt from Cal.  I like both guys, but I think NT is a bigger need for us

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The website is completely addictive....    lots of fun...

 

That said....

 

It also reminds me of the old saying, often associated with computers....     "Garbage in.    Garbage out."

 

So,  I think there are any number of bad evaluations on players and where they might go.   So, I'm not sure if any of us are getting a very accurate picture at where these players are going to get drafted.

 

I'm modestly hopeful that those who run the website will update evaluations (some higher, some lower) to increase accuracy and probability....

 

The latest example...   I ran a 7-round simulation this morning, and Stanford OT Cam Fleming, who left school after 4-years, but had another year where he could've played,  went in the 2nd round in my simulation -- and not to me!

 

The Stanford community does not see Fleming as an NFL tackle.  They see him moving inside to RG.   He probably would've lost his starting RT job had he stayed at Stanford and that's why he left to the pros.    The community sees Cam going in the 6th or 7th round.    That's our speculation.      Bottom line:  he's NOT a 2nd round player.

 

I know it's only one example, but there are many others...

 

The game is lots and lots of fun.....   but please take all results with a large grain of salt!

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#2 DE-Michael Sam Missouri (BPA)

#3 ILB-Chris Borland Wisconsin (BPA)

#5 S-Hakeem Smith Louisville (BPA/need)

#6 G-Wesley Johnson Vanderbilt (need)

#7 OLB- Devon Kennard USC (need)

 

I chose not to go for marquee positions given our limited number of draft selections and instead tried to bolster our roster. As you can see I thought defense first, but wanted a later round developmental guard, I would have preferred a center, but there wasn't one that ranked high enough on the simulator to draft without a strong reach. I wanted to go this direction in round #5 however Smith was still setting there and was ranked by the simulator nearly 20 positions higher than the next available player....I just couldn't resist. With Thomas and Thornton healthy (fingers crossed) next season, our true weakness on the O-line is at Center.....but some decent depth never hurts.

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This week's attempt:

59
DT EGO FERGUSON
LSU

I like him as a DE prospect.  I don't think he's big enough to be a NT, but I like him to take the reps of Moala and Mathews.   And Redding isn't getting any younger.

90
DT DANIEL MCCULLERS
TENNESSEE

I love his size.  He's huge!!  I think he and Chapman could be a very good NT tandem.  I don't like picking the same position twice in a row, as I went DL in rounds 2 and 3, but those were the guys who I felt were the best players available at that time.

 

154
S HAKEEM SMITH
LOUISVILLE

I'm not sure what the management will do with Bethea.  And Landry is injury prone.  He brings some depth to the safety spot.

 

187
WR CODY HOFFMAN
BYU

See my previous mocks for analysis.  I love this guy!

 

209
OLB DENICOS ALLEN
MICHIGAN STATE

He's simply a play-maker.  I picked him in an earlier draft, so better analysis is in a previous post.  His size is a little weird (not quite LB, not quite DB), but all he does is make plays.  He's a football player.

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GEEZE... This IS addictive, From now on I will limit myself to one a week. That said, this is my last one.

59

S HA’SEAN CLINTON-DIX

ALABAMA

90

ILB CHRISTIAN JONES

FLORIDA STATE

154

CB ANDRE HAL

VANDERBILT

187

DT VILLIAMI MOALA

CALIFORNIA

209

CB VICTOR HAMPTON

SOUTH CAROLINA

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DT AARON DONALD

PITTSBURGH

DE who can get to the QB, adds some pass rush and penetration to our D line.

90

ILB YAWIN SMALLWOOD

UCONN

Solid ILB who can play passing downs and develop hopefully in to a 3 down LB.

154

RB DE’ANTHONY THOMAS

OREGON

Offensive weapon, speed at RB, slot receiver and returner.

187

DT DEANDRE COLEMAN

CALIFORNIA

Big body for the d line.

209

WR CODY HOFFMAN

BYU

Development WR.

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Also done this one today:

59
 
S ED REYNOLDS
STANFORD
​Best player available at this pick, fixes safety need.
90
 
CB KYLE FULLER
VIRGINIA TECH
CB to start opposite Davis.
154
 
CB KEITH MCGILL
UTAH
BPA couldn't turn him down here, cut Toler and spend the money elsewhere.
187
 
WR CODY HOFFMAN
BYU
Big target as 5th choice WR
209
 
RB DRI ARCHER
KENT STATE
Fast RB/KR/WR.
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No Way Dee Ford last to our 2nd rnd pick... would love it, but in't happening ...

 

No Way Pierre Desir last to the 7th... I really want him IF we can't get Baptiste who will probably go 2-3... 

 

I expect all of these to climb up the ratings especially after the Senior Bowl

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Just played this game again....   and got my "too good to be true, it'll never happen in a million years" draft....

 

All of my picks I think will go a round before we can draft them.... 

 

NOTE:   I don't know why some of the numbers are not aligning properly, but I think you can figure them out without too much trouble...

 

 

 

59
 
   DT RA’SHEDE HAGEMAN
   MINNESOTA
90
    
DT KELCY QUARLES
SOUTH CAROLINA
154
 
   CB KEITH MCGILL
   UTAH
187
    
OG RYAN GROY
WISCONSIN
209
 
   WR CODY HOFFMAN
   BYU
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I just played this game. I got all the picks I wanted, and some fell farther than I expected. Here are my picks:

     

 

ILB CHRISTIAN JONES                      59

FLORIDA STATE

 

 

CB STANLEY JEAN- BAPTISTE      90





NEBRASKA

 

 

WR T.J. JONES                                  154





NOTRE DAME

 

 



ZACH FULTON                               187

TENNESSEE

 

 



DT BRUCE GASTON                          209

PURDUE




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I did the draft a second time, and I'm pretty happy with the results. Like the first time I drafted, lots of talent fell to lower rounds.

Here are my picks: 

 
WR JORDAN MATTHEWS  59
VANDERBILT
 
ILB CHRISTIAN JONES     90
FLORIDA STATE
 
DT DEANDRE COLEMAN  154
CALIFORNIA
 
TRAI TURNER   187
LSU
 
CB RICARDO ALLEN  209
PURDUE
 
 
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R2
 
CYRIL RICHARDSON
BAYLOR
R3
 
CB KEITH MCGILL
UTAH
R5
 
HAKEEM SMITH
LOUISVILLE
R6
 
DT RYAN CARRETHERS
ARKANSAS STATE
R7
 
WR CODY HOFFMAN
BYU

 

Cyril Richardson - a good OG that could immediately bolster our pathetic O-line. I feel that if we draft him, sign Brian De La Puente in free agency, and get Donald Thomas back from injury our O-line woes will be fixed (I'd want to sign a backup T for depth as well). This move adds to our depth too, because we will now have Hugh Thorton to develop and back up at G and Holmes at backup C.

 

Keith McGill - has tremendous size for a CB and may be able match up well against a lot of the big NFL star receivers. Has adequate speed and pretty good skills. Toughness has been brought up as a question with him and he's not a guaranteed hit, but a CB who is 6'3" and well skilled could wind up being a really effective match-up for the bigger receivers that are becoming so popular in today's NFL.

 

Hakeem Smith - A skilled S that is likely to be availible in round 5. I believe he has what it takes to start at the NFL level, even if it's not immediately.

 

Rumor has it we don't really have a 6th round pick...

 

Cody Hoffman - A big WR who would be a steal in the 7th round. We'd be all set at WR for next year with his addition bringing some more depth. With Reggie coming back, I'd hold off on bringing in a big name or high draft pick until next year where I think we should pick up a WR in the first round.

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This one was done on first-pick.com (yeah they offer a lot of trades lol)

 

Your score is: 3907 (Drafting Ability: B, Player Quality A, Future Draft Picks: N/A) 

Your Picks:
Round 3 Pick 1 (HOU): E.J. Gaines, CB, Missouri (B+)
Round 3 Pick 30 (S.F.): Yawin Smallwood, ILB, Connecticut (A)
Round 4 Pick 5 (JAX): Dee Ford, OLB, Auburn (A)
Round 4 Pick 6 (CLE): Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss (A)
Round 4 Pick 25 (S.D.): Brandon Linder, OG, Miami (Fla.) (B+)
Round 4 Pick 26 (N.O.): Bryan Stork, C, Florida State (A)
Round 4 Pick 27 (CLE): Dominique Easley, DT, Florida (A)
Round 4 Pick 28 (CAR): Marqueston Huff, FS, Wyoming (A)
Round 5 Pick 4 (JAX): Brandon Thomas, OG, Clemson (B-)
Round 5 Pick 26: Caraun Reid, DT, Princeton (A)
Round 5 Pick 28 (CAR): Antone Exum, CB, Virginia Tech (B)
Round 6 Pick 25 (S.D.): Deandre Coleman, DT, California (C+)
Round 6 Pick 27: Vinnie Sunseri, SS, Alabama (B+)
Round 7 Pick 16: Devon Kennard, OLB, Southern California (B-)

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For my birthday,  the old man decided to give himself a present....   so, I played tonight...   and got my highest score yet...  breaking the 4,000 point barrier.    Don't know how others are scoring so much more, but I'm not even close to the top-20 scores by Colts' fans....

 

The one area I didn't hit tonight, was ILB,  but only because I either wasn't offered anyone when my turn came around, or the players I was offered I wasn't all that interested in...    go figure?!

 

Here's my draft list tonight....

 

 

 

Your score is: 4045 (Drafting Ability: B, Player Quality A, Future Draft Picks: N/A) 

Your Picks:
Round 3 Pick 8 (MINN): Kelcy Quarles, DT, South Carolina (A-)
Round 3 Pick 30 (S.F.): Terrence Brooks, FS, Florida State (A-)
Round 3 Pick 32 (MINN): Carl Bradford, OLB, Arizona State (A)
Round 4 Pick 1 (HOU): Paul Richardson, WR, Colorado (A)
Round 4 Pick 8 (MINN): Dee Ford, OLB, Auburn (A-)
Round 4 Pick 29 (S.F.): Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss (A)
Round 5 Pick 8 (MINN): Justin Ellis, DT, Louisiana Tech (A-)
Round 5 Pick 21 (G.B.): Rashaad Reynolds, CB, Oregon State (A-)
Round 5 Pick 26: Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska (A)
Round 5 Pick 28 (CAR): Ty Zimmerman, FS, Kansas State (B)
Round 6 Pick 27: James Stone, C, Tennessee (A-)
Round 6 Pick 29 (S.F.): Cameron Fleming, OT, Stanford (B)
Round 7 Pick 26 (S.F.): Alden Darby, SS, Arizona State (A)
Round 7 Pick 27 (S.F.): De'Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon (A-)
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And my birthday bash continues with the other simulator on FanSpeak....

 

Here's my 5-round draft....    4 layers of defense plus a local WR....

 

 

 

59
 
DT KELCY QUARLES
SOUTH CAROLINA
90
 
ILB YAWIN SMALLWOOD
UCONN
154
 
CB BASHAUD BREELAND
CLEMSON
187
 
TY ZIMMERMAN
KANSAS STATE
209
 
WR CODY LATIMER
INDIANA
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here's one from first-pick where I didn't make any trades at all.  PS. I'm assuming the OL will get taken care of in FA and hopefully ILB as well because I didn't get a chance at any I liked.  Smallwood was taken one pick ahead of my 3rd rd pick. 

 

Your score is: 2945 (Drafting Ability: C+, Player Quality C-, Future Draft Picks: N/A) 

Your Picks:
Round 2 Pick 27: Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh (A-)
Round 3 Pick 26: Dee Ford, OLB, Auburn (A-)
Round 5 Pick 26: Antone Exum, CB, Virginia Tech (A-)
Round 6 Pick 27: Deandre Coleman, DT, California (B-)
Round 7 Pick 16: Alden Darby, SS, Arizona State (B+)

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