After about eight long months of intense draft preparations, we have all officially survived mock draft season and the real deal is finally here. As Mel Kiper has stated, “This has not been a comfortable year to do mock drafts.” Here we are less than 24 hours away from Roger Goodell announcing Kansas City is on the clock and there is still debate on who the pick should be. There are simply no ‘locks’ in this draft years draft, but with no ‘locks’ I can assure you there will be plenty of steals.
We here at PhinNation encourage comments, criticisms, and questions regarding our intelligence, or furthermore our sanity at this point in time. Enjoy!
|1||Kansas City OT Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M|
|2||Jacksonville OLB Dion Jordan, Oregon|
|3||Oakland QB Geno Smith, W.Va|
|4||Philadelphia OT Eric Fisher, Central Michigan|
|5||Detroit CB Dee Milliner, ‘Bama|
|6||Cleveland DE Ziggy Ansah, BYU|
|7||Arizona OT Lane Johnson, Oklahoma|
|8||Buffalo QB Matt Barkely, USC|
|9||NYJ FS Kenny Vaccaro, Texas|
|10||Tennessee OG Chance Warmack, ‘Bama|
|11||San Diego OT DJ Fluker, ‘Bama|
|12||Miami WR Tavon Austin, W.Va|
|13||NYJ DE/OLB Keke Mingo, LSU|
|14||Carolina DT Shariff Floyd, Florida|
|15||New Orleans OLB Jarvis Jones, Georgia
|16||St. Louis OG Jon Cooper, UNC|
|17||Pittsburgh DE Bjoren Werner, FSU|
|18||Dallas DT Star Lotulelei, Utah|
|19||NYG TE Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame
|20||Chicago OT Menelik Watson, FSU|
|21||Cincinnati WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Tenn.
|22||St. Louis WR DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson|
|23||Minnesota WR Keenan Allen, California|
|24||Indianapolis CB Xavier Rhodes, FSU|
|25||Minnesota DT Sheldon Richardson, Missouri|
|26||Green Bay RB Eddie Lacy, ‘Bama|
|27||Houston QB Ryan Nassib, Syracuse|
|28||Denver CB Dez Trufant, Wash.|
|29||New England WR Justin Hunter, Tenn.
|30||Atlanta CB DJ Hayden, Houston|
|31||San Francisco DE Datone Jones, UCLA|
|32||Baltimore LB Arthur Brown, Kansas St|
The Dolphins recent rumblings sending Bess to Cleveland lead to the selection of WR/RB/KR/PR Tavon Austin. Many will consider this a luxury pick, but the combination of Mike Wallace and Tavon Austin will bring an entire new dimension to the Dolphins offense.
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