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The picks are based on players they have shown interest in, namely private workouts and visits.

Let Go/Cut/Retired:

Tony Gonzalez, TE [Retired]

Jason Snelling, RB [Retired]

Asante Samuel, CB

Stephen Nicholas, OLB

Garrett Reynolds, OG

Thomas DeCoud, S

Josh Vaughan, RB

Patrick DiMarco, FB

Omar Gaither, OLB

Jeremy Trueblood, OT

Sean Locklear, OT

Kroy Biermann, DE/OLB [Post draft]

Peria Jerry, DT/DE [Preseason cut]

Re-Signed:

Corey Peters, NT/DE

Jonathan Babineaux, DT/DE

Robert McClain, CB [Original Round Tender]

Mike Johnson, OT

Joe Hawley, C

Peria Jerry, DT/DE

Free Agency:

Jon Asamoah, G, Chiefs

Tyson Jackson, DT/DE, Chiefs

Paul Soliai, NT, Dolphins

Gabe Carimi, G/T, Bucs

Javier Arenas, CB, Cardinals

Devin Hester, RS/WR, Bears

Josh Wilson, CB, Redskins

Dwight Lowery, S, Jaguars

Draft:

1. Houston Texans - Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida

2. Cleveland Browns (from Redskins via Rams) - Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M

3. Detroit Lions (from Jaguars) - Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina

4. St. Louis Rams (from Browns) - Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson

5. Oakland Raiders - Khalil Mack, DE/OLB, Buffalo

6. Minnesota Vikings (from Falcons) - Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M

1st (from Vikings) - Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan

Some say he took a step back this season but it's a case of guilt by association. Michigan's O-line was horrendous last season as they struggled to run block or keep Gardner from having any time in the pocket, but Lewan was rarely the problem as he was consistently on his island with his man or driving his man back. He has the talent and athleticism to fit in either a MBS or ZBS and the traits to play either LT or RT, though don't expect him to be a Pro Bowler on the right side. He has some rough edges that need to be polished but he'll be good to go right off the bat. He will stop the bleeding at RT, can fill in at LT when Baker inevitably gets injured, and is the long term solution at LT.

2nd - Jeremiah Attaochu, DE/OLB, Georgia Tech

He is a pure pass rusher and some will point out that we will need out OLBs to be scheme diverse and Attaochu wouldn't fit that since he's bad in coverage. What they overlook for whatever reason is that Attaochu has already shown he is scheme diverse as he has shifted from 3-4 to 4-3 in college. His best fit is as a 3-4 OLB but he grew into the 4-3 DE role. He isn't a speed rusher but instead relies on hand usage and inside pass rush moves, similar to what Clowney's bread and butter is. Standing up or hand in the dirt he'll get to the QB and disrupt the run game.

3rd - Bashaud Breeland, S/CB, Clemson

This safety class is horrible outside of Pryor and Clinton-Dix but we need a FS. Due to that we will have to think outside of the box unless one of those two are the pick in the 1st round. They haven't brought in him for a visit or had a private workout with him yet, at least as far as we know, but they are reportedly extremely interested in him. At first this is confusing since we already have both starting CB spots filled and he isn't a slot corner as he lacks quickness. However, he is good in zone, is a solid tackler, good against the run, has a nose for the ball, is strong for a secondary player, and has ideal size for a FS. That all seems to point out why they're interested in him.

3rd (from Vikings) - Jarvis Landry, WR, Louisiana State

They can either take a mediocre TE here or solve the TE problem in an unorthodox way. This WR class is extremely deep and though it isn't a priority need it would be smart to take advantage of it, get some depth at the position since it is lacking, and maybe get an upgrade over Douglas. Landry is not a speedster by any stretch but that isn't his game. He is instead an extremely physical player who will outmuscle defenders for contested balls, runs crisp routes, has soft hands, and despite the lack of speed he will pick up plenty of YAC. He is Anquan Boldin 2.0 and this year's Keenan Allen. Expect a lot of 3 to 4 WR sets next season if Landry is the pick.

4th - Christian Jones, ILB, Florida State

With a highly likely shift to a 3-4 base for the hybrid they will need to fill out the ILB depth chart which, as it stands, is lacking. Weatherspoon is also in a contract year and he probably won't be re-signed so getting someone lined up to replace him would be smart. Christian Jones is, at the moment, more of an athlete than anything but that is what makes him so intriguing. Coach him up to blend that athleticism with solid technique and he'll be a sideline to sideline tackle machine who can also rush the pass from the inside.

4th (comp.) - Josh Mauro, DT/DE, Stanford

Most will expect to get a backup NT for Soliai but lets assume they view Peters as Soliai's back up at that role. Due to that, they'll actually need to fill out the DT/DE depth chart a bit and Mauro would be a good bet to do that. He isn't the greatest athlete around but he has great technique and holds the point of attack well. He's a Brett Keisel type of player.

5th - Storm Johnson, RB, Central Florida

He's a well rounded back but he has an excellent blend of speed and agility. He keeps his legs moving despite being wrapped up by a defender, or multiple defenders, he has good hands, and he will pick up tough yards, though not necessarily by bulling over defenders but rather darting to where he needs to get to.

6th - Xavier Grimble, TE, Southern California

He has decent hands but he is primarily a blocking TE. Don't expect great things out of the TE position next season.

7th - J.C. Copeland, FB, Louisiana State

He's rated a bit higher than this but he plays a position that is getting phased out and wasn't considered very valuable to begin with so he'll likely fall. He's a bruising lead blocker who will truck anyone in his path and has solid hands.

7th (comp.) - Spencer Long, G, Nebraska

He was rated higher than this until he suffered a knee injury during the season. Still, he is a mauler with very good athleticism. He is more than worth the risk down here.

7th (comp.) - Justin Jones, TE, East Carolina

Not much can be found out about him on the internet outside of being ruled ineligible last season due to poor grades and having decent stats before then. Still, he's 6'8", 280 lbs so why not take the risk on him all the way down here?

Roster

QB: Matt Ryan, Dominique Davis, Sean Renfree

RB: Steven Jackson, Storm Johnson, Jacquizz Rodgers, Antone Smith

FB: J.C. Copeland

WR: Julio Jones, Roddy White, Harry Douglas, Jarvis Landry, Drew Davis

TE: Levine Toilolo, Xavier Grimble, Justin Jones

LT: Sam Baker, Lamar Holmes

LG: Justin Blalock, Gabe Carimi

C: Peter Konz, Joe Hawley

RG: Jon Asamoah, Spencer Long

RT: Taylor Lewan, Mike Johnson

RDE: Jonathan Babineaux, Malliciah Goodman

NT: Paul Soliai, Corey Peters

LDE: Tyson Jackson, Josh Mauro

ROLB: Osi Umenyiora, Jonathan Massaquoi

RILB: Sean Weatherspoon, Christian Jones

LILB: Paul Worrilow, Joplo Bartu

LOLB: Jeremiah Attaochu, Stansly Maponga

CB: Desmond Trufant, Robert Alford, Robert McClain, Josh Wilson, Javier Arenas

FS: Bashaud Breeland, Dwight Lowery

SS: William Moore, Kemal Ishmael

K: Matt Bryant

P: Matt Bosher

LS: Josh Harris

RS: Devin Hester

Post draft cuts: Kroy Biermann, Zeke Motta, Akeem Dent, Patrick DiMarco

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I'm not a fan of this for a few logic reasons.

1. The trade ups in the top 3. I think if Houston doesn't take Clowney at 1, we will be the team trading up to 2 to grab him. Cleveland would have to give up a lot to move up from 4 to 2 just because there would likely be a bidding war for that spot for the right to take Clowney. I don't see Cleveland paying that ransom just to take Manziel. If Clowney fell to 3, again, we would trade up to get him and that's only if they're willing to sell the pick at all. If Clowney fell to 3 I'm sure they would gladly take him for themselves. After all, they're hurting for sacks even worse than we are. I think after spending a top 5 pick last year on Ziggy Ansah I don't know that Detroit would trade up for Clowney as opposed to Watkins anyway.

2. Lewan over Matthews. This topic has been beaten into the ground past Atlantis, so in won't say much on it. I just don't like passing on the number 2 tackle that seems to be everything TD wants in a pick to take the number 3 tackles that people try to play the quote game to justify their preference.

3. Ignoring the NT depth. You put in a line about Peters, sure, but Peters isn't healthy nor is he long-term nor is he even a fit for the position. He's been our best option at the position but we deserve better. Getting a true NT to learn behind Soliai makes too much sense not to do it. This is especially true when you see that we have plenty of 4-3 DTs and 3-4 DEs but only 1 real NT.

All in all I don't hate this, but these are my criticisms. Take them or leave them, and keep plugging away.

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That mock is craziest I ever seen on the Internet . Clowney goes 3 ?Jags would welcome Clowney with open ARMS Browns jump to 2 for what reason ? They are afraid Maziel goes to Jags with Clowney still on board

Why would Minny feel the need to jump to 6 about a free falling Bridgewater

That Tampa is going to take a QB and not Mike Evans ?

As for your picks

First two are solid

Attaochou doesn't help pass rush right away as he more of a project and development player

Copeland is not reaching the 7th

Not a fan of your S and WR picks at all

Love Storm Johnson tho

Bradley likes speed rushers to play LEO or big run stuffers to play 5-tech. Clowney fits neither of those criteria. However, he does like CBs like Gilbert and trading down to where the Lions are is the ideal spot to take him. The team is also a dumpster fire and they need as many picks as they can get.

I'm not a fan of this for a few logic reasons.

1. The trade ups in the top 3. I think if Houston doesn't take Clowney at 1, we will be the team trading up to 2 to grab him. Cleveland would have to give up a lot to move up from 4 to 2 just because there would likely be a bidding war for that spot for the right to take Clowney. I don't see Cleveland paying that ransom just to take Manziel. If Clowney fell to 3, again, we would trade up to get him and that's only if they're willing to sell the pick at all. If Clowney fell to 3 I'm sure they would gladly take him for themselves. After all, they're hurting for sacks even worse than we are. I think after spending a top 5 pick last year on Ziggy Ansah I don't know that Detroit would trade up for Clowney as opposed to Watkins anyway.

2. Lewan over Matthews. This topic has been beaten into the ground past Atlantis, so in won't say much on it. I just don't like passing on the number 2 tackle that seems to be everything TD wants in a pick to take the number 3 tackles that people try to play the quote game to justify their preference.

3. Ignoring the NT depth. You put in a line about Peters, sure, but Peters isn't healthy nor is he long-term nor is he even a fit for the position. He's been our best option at the position but we deserve better. Getting a true NT to learn behind Soliai makes too much sense not to do it. This is especially true when you see that we have plenty of 4-3 DTs and 3-4 DEs but only 1 real NT.

All in all I don't hate this, but these are my criticisms. Take them or leave them, and keep plugging away.

1. Scott Pioli, who is known for trading down, was brought in for a reason to make sure Dimitroff doesn't get tunnel vision on a prospect again, especially after Blank made not so hidden comments about the constant trade ups depleting the team of depth and that was why they went 4-12. If they're going to trade then they're more likely to move down this year, not move up. As for the Browns, both of their 1st round picks would suffice to move up to #2 if there is a bidding war. Finally, the Rams will not want to move down much since their main targets are apparently Mack and Watkins.

2. A majority of teams rate Lewan 2nd among OTs, not Matthews, at least according to rumors. Matthews will also perform poorly at RT in the NFL which is our immediate need. Finally, we have shown more interest in Lewan than Matthews, like due to the prior comment. I have gone over this ad nauseum in other threads and really don't want to bother again.

3. They can get NT depth next year. They have also not shown much of any interest in the NTs of this class outside of Kerr.

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You can not possibly make statements like "Majority of teams rank Lewan over Matthews" when you have never seen their draft boards. There's a lot of rumors going around at this time every year, but that's what they are. Rumors. Please don't state them as fact in an intellectual conversation.

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Bradley likes speed rushers to play LEO or big run stuffers to play 5-tech. Clowney fits neither of those criteria. However, he does like CBs like Gilbert and trading down to where the Lions are is the ideal spot to take him. The team is also a dumpster fire and they need as many picks as they can get.

1. Scott Pioli, who is known for trading down, was brought in for a reason to make sure Dimitroff doesn't get tunnel vision on a prospect again, especially after Blank made not so hidden comments about the constant trade ups depleting the team of depth and that was why they went 4-12. If they're going to trade then they're more likely to move down this year, not move up. As for the Browns, both of their 1st round picks would suffice to move up to #2 if there is a bidding war. Finally, the Rams will not want to move down much since their main targets are apparently Mack and Watkins.

2. A majority of teams rate Lewan 2nd among OTs, not Matthews, at least according to rumors. Matthews will also perform poorly at RT in the NFL which is our immediate need. Finally, we have shown more interest in Lewan than Matthews, like due to the prior comment. I have gone over this ad nauseum in other threads and really don't want to bother again.

3. They can get NT depth next year. They have also not shown much of any interest in the NTs of this class outside of Kerr.

As far as your 1. TD is still the boss. TD brought SP in, because 1 he needed a job and 2 they are friends and he's not bad.

2. 90% + rate Matthews over Lewan. The only thing they do say is Lewan is meaner/nastier.

3. More than likely somewhere in the later rounds we will add a NT. We paid PS quite a bit and we will want to keep him rested. Got to have somebody to rotate him with.

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Clowney may be raw, BUT dude can be a speed rusher. He has proven he has speed. I still think that Jags take Mack, since they got Clemons and Babin at LEO. Mack can help them at LB, especially since one of their starters retired.

I still think we trade up for Clowney, if he reaches the 2nd pick.

Edit: Also the news of the force plate test. Dude graded out at 71/80, which is similar to Devin hester and his strength was graded as "average" for an offensive linemen.

TD knows what to do. Clownie coming to Atlantie.

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I'm confused as to why we would trade out of 6 when GRob or Mack would be there in your scenario. dam he was even there when we took lewan

The rest of it is OK. Haven't really looked at Breeland

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The picks are based on players they have shown interest in, namely private workouts and visits.

Let Go/Cut/Retired:

Tony Gonzalez, TE [Retired]

Jason Snelling, RB [Retired]

Asante Samuel, CB

Stephen Nicholas, OLB

Garrett Reynolds, OG

Thomas DeCoud, S

Josh Vaughan, RB

Patrick DiMarco, FB

Omar Gaither, OLB

Jeremy Trueblood, OT

Sean Locklear, OT

Kroy Biermann, DE/OLB [Post draft]

Peria Jerry, DT/DE [Preseason cut]

Re-Signed:

Corey Peters, NT/DE

Jonathan Babineaux, DT/DE

Robert McClain, CB [Original Round Tender]

Mike Johnson, OT

Joe Hawley, C

Peria Jerry, DT/DE

Free Agency:

Jon Asamoah, G, Chiefs

Tyson Jackson, DT/DE, Chiefs

Paul Soliai, NT, Dolphins

Gabe Carimi, G/T, Bucs

Javier Arenas, CB, Cardinals

Devin Hester, RS/WR, Bears

Josh Wilson, CB, Redskins

Dwight Lowery, S, Jaguars

Draft:

1. Houston Texans - Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida

2. Cleveland Browns (from Redskins via Rams) - Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M

3. Detroit Lions (from Jaguars) - Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina

4. St. Louis Rams (from Browns) - Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson

5. Oakland Raiders - Khalil Mack, DE/OLB, Buffalo

6. Minnesota Vikings (from Falcons) - Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M

1st (from Vikings) - Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan

Some say he took a step back this season but it's a case of guilt by association. Michigan's O-line was horrendous last season as they struggled to run block or keep Gardner from having any time in the pocket, but Lewan was rarely the problem as he was consistently on his island with his man or driving his man back. He has the talent and athleticism to fit in either a MBS or ZBS and the traits to play either LT or RT, though don't expect him to be a Pro Bowler on the right side. He has some rough edges that need to be polished but he'll be good to go right off the bat. He will stop the bleeding at RT, can fill in at LT when Baker inevitably gets injured, and is the long term solution at LT.

2nd - Jeremiah Attaochu, DE/OLB, Georgia Tech

He is a pure pass rusher and some will point out that we will need out OLBs to be scheme diverse and Attaochu wouldn't fit that since he's bad in coverage. What they overlook for whatever reason is that Attaochu has already shown he is scheme diverse as he has shifted from 3-4 to 4-3 in college. His best fit is as a 3-4 OLB but he grew into the 4-3 DE role. He isn't a speed rusher but instead relies on hand usage and inside pass rush moves, similar to what Clowney's bread and butter is. Standing up or hand in the dirt he'll get to the QB and disrupt the run game.

3rd - Bashaud Breeland, S/CB, Clemson

This safety class is horrible outside of Pryor and Clinton-Dix but we need a FS. Due to that we will have to think outside of the box unless one of those two are the pick in the 1st round. They haven't brought in him for a visit or had a private workout with him yet, at least as far as we know, but they are reportedly extremely interested in him. At first this is confusing since we already have both starting CB spots filled and he isn't a slot corner as he lacks quickness. However, he is good in zone, is a solid tackler, good against the run, has a nose for the ball, is strong for a secondary player, and has ideal size for a FS. That all seems to point out why they're interested in him.

3rd (from Vikings) - Jarvis Landry, WR, Louisiana State

They can either take a mediocre TE here or solve the TE problem in an unorthodox way. This WR class is extremely deep and though it isn't a priority need it would be smart to take advantage of it, get some depth at the position since it is lacking, and maybe get an upgrade over Douglas. Landry is not a speedster by any stretch but that isn't his game. He is instead an extremely physical player who will outmuscle defenders for contested balls, runs crisp routes, has soft hands, and despite the lack of speed he will pick up plenty of YAC. He is Anquan Boldin 2.0 and this year's Keenan Allen. Expect a lot of 3 to 4 WR sets next season if Landry is the pick.

4th - Christian Jones, ILB, Florida State

With a highly likely shift to a 3-4 base for the hybrid they will need to fill out the ILB depth chart which, as it stands, is lacking. Weatherspoon is also in a contract year and he probably won't be re-signed so getting someone lined up to replace him would be smart. Christian Jones is, at the moment, more of an athlete than anything but that is what makes him so intriguing. Coach him up to blend that athleticism with solid technique and he'll be a sideline to sideline tackle machine who can also rush the pass from the inside.

4th (comp.) - Josh Mauro, DT/DE, Stanford

Most will expect to get a backup NT for Soliai but lets assume they view Peters as Soliai's back up at that role. Due to that, they'll actually need to fill out the DT/DE depth chart a bit and Mauro would be a good bet to do that. He isn't the greatest athlete around but he has great technique and holds the point of attack well. He's a Brett Keisel type of player.

5th - Storm Johnson, RB, Central Florida

He's a well rounded back but he has an excellent blend of speed and agility. He keeps his legs moving despite being wrapped up by a defender, or multiple defenders, he has good hands, and he will pick up tough yards, though not necessarily by bulling over defenders but rather darting to where he needs to get to.

6th - Xavier Grimble, TE, Southern California

He has decent hands but he is primarily a blocking TE. Don't expect great things out of the TE position next season.

7th - J.C. Copeland, FB, Louisiana State

He's rated a bit higher than this but he plays a position that is getting phased out and wasn't considered very valuable to begin with so he'll likely fall. He's a bruising lead blocker who will truck anyone in his path and has solid hands.

7th (comp.) - Spencer Long, G, Nebraska

He was rated higher than this until he suffered a knee injury during the season. Still, he is a mauler with very good athleticism. He is more than worth the risk down here.

7th (comp.) - Justin Jones, TE, East Carolina

Not much can be found out about him on the internet outside of being ruled ineligible last season due to poor grades and having decent stats before then. Still, he's 6'8", 280 lbs so why not take the risk on him all the way down here?

Roster

QB: Matt Ryan, Dominique Davis, Sean Renfree

RB: Steven Jackson, Storm Johnson, Jacquizz Rodgers, Antone Smith

FB: J.C. Copeland

WR: Julio Jones, Roddy White, Harry Douglas, Jarvis Landry, Drew Davis

TE: Levine Toilolo, Xavier Grimble, Justin Jones

LT: Sam Baker, Lamar Holmes

LG: Justin Blalock, Gabe Carimi

C: Peter Konz, Joe Hawley

RG: Jon Asamoah, Spencer Long

RT: Taylor Lewan, Mike Johnson

RDE: Jonathan Babineaux, Malliciah Goodman

NT: Paul Soliai, Corey Peters

LDE: Tyson Jackson, Josh Mauro

ROLB: Osi Umenyiora, Jonathan Massaquoi

RILB: Sean Weatherspoon, Christian Jones

LILB: Paul Worrilow, Joplo Bartu

LOLB: Jeremiah Attaochu, Stansly Maponga

CB: Desmond Trufant, Robert Alford, Robert McClain, Josh Wilson, Javier Arenas

FS: Bashaud Breeland, Dwight Lowery

SS: William Moore, Kemal Ishmael

K: Matt Bryant

P: Matt Bosher

LS: Josh Harris

RS: Devin Hester

Post draft cuts: Kroy Biermann, Zeke Motta, Akeem Dent, Patrick DiMarco

dude , are you new to Atl ? Know much about TD ? He doesn't trade down in the first round . Not happening ...
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dude , are you new to Atl ? Know much about TD ? He doesn't trade down in the first round . Not happening ...

Dude, are you new to message boards? You don't have to quote a long original post for a three sentence reply.

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The picks are based on players they have shown interest in, namely private workouts and visits.

Let Go/Cut/Retired:

Tony Gonzalez, TE [Retired]

Jason Snelling, RB [Retired]

Asante Samuel, CB

Stephen Nicholas, OLB

Garrett Reynolds, OG

Thomas DeCoud, S

Josh Vaughan, RB

Patrick DiMarco, FB

Omar Gaither, OLB

Jeremy Trueblood, OT

Sean Locklear, OT

Kroy Biermann, DE/OLB [Post draft]

Peria Jerry, DT/DE [Preseason cut]

Re-Signed:

Corey Peters, NT/DE

Jonathan Babineaux, DT/DE

Robert McClain, CB [Original Round Tender]

Mike Johnson, OT

Joe Hawley, C

Peria Jerry, DT/DE

Free Agency:

Jon Asamoah, G, Chiefs

Tyson Jackson, DT/DE, Chiefs

Paul Soliai, NT, Dolphins

Gabe Carimi, G/T, Bucs

Javier Arenas, CB, Cardinals

Devin Hester, RS/WR, Bears

Josh Wilson, CB, Redskins

Dwight Lowery, S, Jaguars

Draft:

1. Houston Texans - Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida

2. Cleveland Browns (from Redskins via Rams) - Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M

3. Detroit Lions (from Jaguars) - Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina

4. St. Louis Rams (from Browns) - Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson

5. Oakland Raiders - Khalil Mack, DE/OLB, Buffalo

6. Minnesota Vikings (from Falcons) - Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M

1st (from Vikings) - Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan

Some say he took a step back this season but it's a case of guilt by association. Michigan's O-line was horrendous last season as they struggled to run block or keep Gardner from having any time in the pocket, but Lewan was rarely the problem as he was consistently on his island with his man or driving his man back. He has the talent and athleticism to fit in either a MBS or ZBS and the traits to play either LT or RT, though don't expect him to be a Pro Bowler on the right side. He has some rough edges that need to be polished but he'll be good to go right off the bat. He will stop the bleeding at RT, can fill in at LT when Baker inevitably gets injured, and is the long term solution at LT.

2nd - Jeremiah Attaochu, DE/OLB, Georgia Tech

He is a pure pass rusher and some will point out that we will need out OLBs to be scheme diverse and Attaochu wouldn't fit that since he's bad in coverage. What they overlook for whatever reason is that Attaochu has already shown he is scheme diverse as he has shifted from 3-4 to 4-3 in college. His best fit is as a 3-4 OLB but he grew into the 4-3 DE role. He isn't a speed rusher but instead relies on hand usage and inside pass rush moves, similar to what Clowney's bread and butter is. Standing up or hand in the dirt he'll get to the QB and disrupt the run game.

3rd - Bashaud Breeland, S/CB, Clemson

This safety class is horrible outside of Pryor and Clinton-Dix but we need a FS. Due to that we will have to think outside of the box unless one of those two are the pick in the 1st round. They haven't brought in him for a visit or had a private workout with him yet, at least as far as we know, but they are reportedly extremely interested in him. At first this is confusing since we already have both starting CB spots filled and he isn't a slot corner as he lacks quickness. However, he is good in zone, is a solid tackler, good against the run, has a nose for the ball, is strong for a secondary player, and has ideal size for a FS. That all seems to point out why they're interested in him.

3rd (from Vikings) - Jarvis Landry, WR, Louisiana State

They can either take a mediocre TE here or solve the TE problem in an unorthodox way. This WR class is extremely deep and though it isn't a priority need it would be smart to take advantage of it, get some depth at the position since it is lacking, and maybe get an upgrade over Douglas. Landry is not a speedster by any stretch but that isn't his game. He is instead an extremely physical player who will outmuscle defenders for contested balls, runs crisp routes, has soft hands, and despite the lack of speed he will pick up plenty of YAC. He is Anquan Boldin 2.0 and this year's Keenan Allen. Expect a lot of 3 to 4 WR sets next season if Landry is the pick.

4th - Christian Jones, ILB, Florida State

With a highly likely shift to a 3-4 base for the hybrid they will need to fill out the ILB depth chart which, as it stands, is lacking. Weatherspoon is also in a contract year and he probably won't be re-signed so getting someone lined up to replace him would be smart. Christian Jones is, at the moment, more of an athlete than anything but that is what makes him so intriguing. Coach him up to blend that athleticism with solid technique and he'll be a sideline to sideline tackle machine who can also rush the pass from the inside.

4th (comp.) - Josh Mauro, DT/DE, Stanford

Most will expect to get a backup NT for Soliai but lets assume they view Peters as Soliai's back up at that role. Due to that, they'll actually need to fill out the DT/DE depth chart a bit and Mauro would be a good bet to do that. He isn't the greatest athlete around but he has great technique and holds the point of attack well. He's a Brett Keisel type of player.

5th - Storm Johnson, RB, Central Florida

He's a well rounded back but he has an excellent blend of speed and agility. He keeps his legs moving despite being wrapped up by a defender, or multiple defenders, he has good hands, and he will pick up tough yards, though not necessarily by bulling over defenders but rather darting to where he needs to get to.

6th - Xavier Grimble, TE, Southern California

He has decent hands but he is primarily a blocking TE. Don't expect great things out of the TE position next season.

7th - J.C. Copeland, FB, Louisiana State

He's rated a bit higher than this but he plays a position that is getting phased out and wasn't considered very valuable to begin with so he'll likely fall. He's a bruising lead blocker who will truck anyone in his path and has solid hands.

7th (comp.) - Spencer Long, G, Nebraska

He was rated higher than this until he suffered a knee injury during the season. Still, he is a mauler with very good athleticism. He is more than worth the risk down here.

7th (comp.) - Justin Jones, TE, East Carolina

Not much can be found out about him on the internet outside of being ruled ineligible last season due to poor grades and having decent stats before then. Still, he's 6'8", 280 lbs so why not take the risk on him all the way down here?

Roster

QB: Matt Ryan, Dominique Davis, Sean Renfree

RB: Steven Jackson, Storm Johnson, Jacquizz Rodgers, Antone Smith

FB: J.C. Copeland

WR: Julio Jones, Roddy White, Harry Douglas, Jarvis Landry, Drew Davis

TE: Levine Toilolo, Xavier Grimble, Justin Jones

LT: Sam Baker, Lamar Holmes

LG: Justin Blalock, Gabe Carimi

C: Peter Konz, Joe Hawley

RG: Jon Asamoah, Spencer Long

RT: Taylor Lewan, Mike Johnson

RDE: Jonathan Babineaux, Malliciah Goodman

NT: Paul Soliai, Corey Peters

LDE: Tyson Jackson, Josh Mauro

ROLB: Osi Umenyiora, Jonathan Massaquoi

RILB: Sean Weatherspoon, Christian Jones

LILB: Paul Worrilow, Joplo Bartu

LOLB: Jeremiah Attaochu, Stansly Maponga

CB: Desmond Trufant, Robert Alford, Robert McClain, Josh Wilson, Javier Arenas

FS: Bashaud Breeland, Dwight Lowery

SS: William Moore, Kemal Ishmael

K: Matt Bryant

P: Matt Bosher

LS: Josh Harris

RS: Devin Hester

Post draft cuts: Kroy Biermann, Zeke Motta, Akeem Dent, Patrick DiMarco

Where is Devin Hester on the WR depth chart? I don't think they will cut Biermann or Dent even if they drafted this way. Dent played decent in a 3-4 scheme at UGA and Biermann would thrive playing LOLB with Jackson playing LE in front of him.

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He's that troll Tuggle and them have been talking about.

I know, I just hate when people quote a long op like a detailed mock draft just to reply with two lines. It's pointless and lengthens the thread for nothing.

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The picks are based on players they have shown interest in, namely private workouts and visits.

Let Go/Cut/Retired:

Tony Gonzalez, TE [Retired]

Jason Snelling, RB [Retired]

Asante Samuel, CB

Stephen Nicholas, OLB

Garrett Reynolds, OG

Thomas DeCoud, S

Josh Vaughan, RB

Patrick DiMarco, FB

Omar Gaither, OLB

Jeremy Trueblood, OT

Sean Locklear, OT

Kroy Biermann, DE/OLB [Post draft]

Peria Jerry, DT/DE [Preseason cut]

Re-Signed:

Corey Peters, NT/DE

Jonathan Babineaux, DT/DE

Robert McClain, CB [Original Round Tender]

Mike Johnson, OT

Joe Hawley, C

Peria Jerry, DT/DE

Free Agency:

Jon Asamoah, G, Chiefs

Tyson Jackson, DT/DE, Chiefs

Paul Soliai, NT, Dolphins

Gabe Carimi, G/T, Bucs

Javier Arenas, CB, Cardinals

Devin Hester, RS/WR, Bears

Josh Wilson, CB, Redskins

Dwight Lowery, S, Jaguars

Draft:

1. Houston Texans - Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida

2. Cleveland Browns (from Redskins via Rams) - Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M

3. Detroit Lions (from Jaguars) - Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina

4. St. Louis Rams (from Browns) - Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson

5. Oakland Raiders - Khalil Mack, DE/OLB, Buffalo

6. Minnesota Vikings (from Falcons) - Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M

1st (from Vikings) - Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan

Some say he took a step back this season but it's a case of guilt by association. Michigan's O-line was horrendous last season as they struggled to run block or keep Gardner from having any time in the pocket, but Lewan was rarely the problem as he was consistently on his island with his man or driving his man back. He has the talent and athleticism to fit in either a MBS or ZBS and the traits to play either LT or RT, though don't expect him to be a Pro Bowler on the right side. He has some rough edges that need to be polished but he'll be good to go right off the bat. He will stop the bleeding at RT, can fill in at LT when Baker inevitably gets injured, and is the long term solution at LT.

2nd - Jeremiah Attaochu, DE/OLB, Georgia Tech

He is a pure pass rusher and some will point out that we will need out OLBs to be scheme diverse and Attaochu wouldn't fit that since he's bad in coverage. What they overlook for whatever reason is that Attaochu has already shown he is scheme diverse as he has shifted from 3-4 to 4-3 in college. His best fit is as a 3-4 OLB but he grew into the 4-3 DE role. He isn't a speed rusher but instead relies on hand usage and inside pass rush moves, similar to what Clowney's bread and butter is. Standing up or hand in the dirt he'll get to the QB and disrupt the run game.

3rd - Bashaud Breeland, S/CB, Clemson

This safety class is horrible outside of Pryor and Clinton-Dix but we need a FS. Due to that we will have to think outside of the box unless one of those two are the pick in the 1st round. They haven't brought in him for a visit or had a private workout with him yet, at least as far as we know, but they are reportedly extremely interested in him. At first this is confusing since we already have both starting CB spots filled and he isn't a slot corner as he lacks quickness. However, he is good in zone, is a solid tackler, good against the run, has a nose for the ball, is strong for a secondary player, and has ideal size for a FS. That all seems to point out why they're interested in him.

3rd (from Vikings) - Jarvis Landry, WR, Louisiana State

They can either take a mediocre TE here or solve the TE problem in an unorthodox way. This WR class is extremely deep and though it isn't a priority need it would be smart to take advantage of it, get some depth at the position since it is lacking, and maybe get an upgrade over Douglas. Landry is not a speedster by any stretch but that isn't his game. He is instead an extremely physical player who will outmuscle defenders for contested balls, runs crisp routes, has soft hands, and despite the lack of speed he will pick up plenty of YAC. He is Anquan Boldin 2.0 and this year's Keenan Allen. Expect a lot of 3 to 4 WR sets next season if Landry is the pick.

4th - Christian Jones, ILB, Florida State

With a highly likely shift to a 3-4 base for the hybrid they will need to fill out the ILB depth chart which, as it stands, is lacking. Weatherspoon is also in a contract year and he probably won't be re-signed so getting someone lined up to replace him would be smart. Christian Jones is, at the moment, more of an athlete than anything but that is what makes him so intriguing. Coach him up to blend that athleticism with solid technique and he'll be a sideline to sideline tackle machine who can also rush the pass from the inside.

4th (comp.) - Josh Mauro, DT/DE, Stanford

Most will expect to get a backup NT for Soliai but lets assume they view Peters as Soliai's back up at that role. Due to that, they'll actually need to fill out the DT/DE depth chart a bit and Mauro would be a good bet to do that. He isn't the greatest athlete around but he has great technique and holds the point of attack well. He's a Brett Keisel type of player.

5th - Storm Johnson, RB, Central Florida

He's a well rounded back but he has an excellent blend of speed and agility. He keeps his legs moving despite being wrapped up by a defender, or multiple defenders, he has good hands, and he will pick up tough yards, though not necessarily by bulling over defenders but rather darting to where he needs to get to.

6th - Xavier Grimble, TE, Southern California

He has decent hands but he is primarily a blocking TE. Don't expect great things out of the TE position next season.

7th - J.C. Copeland, FB, Louisiana State

He's rated a bit higher than this but he plays a position that is getting phased out and wasn't considered very valuable to begin with so he'll likely fall. He's a bruising lead blocker who will truck anyone in his path and has solid hands.

7th (comp.) - Spencer Long, G, Nebraska

He was rated higher than this until he suffered a knee injury during the season. Still, he is a mauler with very good athleticism. He is more than worth the risk down here.

7th (comp.) - Justin Jones, TE, East Carolina

Not much can be found out about him on the internet outside of being ruled ineligible last season due to poor grades and having decent stats before then. Still, he's 6'8", 280 lbs so why not take the risk on him all the way down here?

Roster

QB: Matt Ryan, Dominique Davis, Sean Renfree

RB: Steven Jackson, Storm Johnson, Jacquizz Rodgers, Antone Smith

FB: J.C. Copeland

WR: Julio Jones, Roddy White, Harry Douglas, Jarvis Landry, Drew Davis

TE: Levine Toilolo, Xavier Grimble, Justin Jones

LT: Sam Baker, Lamar Holmes

LG: Justin Blalock, Gabe Carimi

C: Peter Konz, Joe Hawley

RG: Jon Asamoah, Spencer Long

RT: Taylor Lewan, Mike Johnson

RDE: Jonathan Babineaux, Malliciah Goodman

NT: Paul Soliai, Corey Peters

LDE: Tyson Jackson, Josh Mauro

ROLB: Osi Umenyiora, Jonathan Massaquoi

RILB: Sean Weatherspoon, Christian Jones

LILB: Paul Worrilow, Joplo Bartu

LOLB: Jeremiah Attaochu, Stansly Maponga

CB: Desmond Trufant, Robert Alford, Robert McClain, Josh Wilson, Javier Arenas

FS: Bashaud Breeland, Dwight Lowery

SS: William Moore, Kemal Ishmael

K: Matt Bryant

P: Matt Bosher

LS: Josh Harris

RS: Devin Hester

Post draft cuts: Kroy Biermann, Zeke Motta, Akeem Dent, Patrick DiMarco

No **** way TD passes on Robinson at 6. Drafting a WR/TE project hat early aint happening either.

Bizzaro draft

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He's that troll Tuggle and them have been talking about.

and just to clear up what Tuggle said since you don't know what the heck your talkin about , Tuggle was explaining to someone who was calling me a troll that I was actually a falcon fan but I was NOT a fan of Mike Smith . Get your facts straight before you talk shiit ...
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Been waiting to see one these from you. Not bad but of course I have something to say lol. first off I like the trade down even though it will take some balls to pass on Grob. I will say that I don't love the third round picks although I do see what you did from a depth standpoint. Outside of that I can dig it

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