My thoughts on the draft and FA pick ups. This draft scenario does not feature any trades. But I am personaly in favor of trading down if the right opportunity presents itself. Mock Draft 1.0.
First round pick #3
contract will be voided at the end of the season. Meanwhile, Tommy Kelly
is a bum who doesn't care about winning, as evidenced when he laughed after prolonging a San Diego drive with a pair of offside penalties. He's a PUNK who has played so sluggishly this year, so there's no chance he's going to see a penny of his $6.5 million salary in 2013. He's as good as gone.
Third round pick
Tank Carradine, DE, Florida State 6-5, 267
Carradine suffered a torn ACL in his right knee on a non-contact play late in the fourth quarter against Florida on Nov. 24.
The injury is devastating news for Carradine, who had played his way into the first round discussion after an excellent senior campaign, recording 11.0 sacks and 13.0 tackles for loss through 12 games in 2012.His unfortunate injury is our gain. Carradine currently has a 3rd round grade. This could be our Michael Bush
signing of 2013 ( Due to injury ).
Fourth round pick
Kiko Alonso, ILB, Oregon Height: 6-4. Weight: 244.
This year, Alonso recorded 75 tackles, 12 tackles for a loss, four interceptions, one sack, two passes broken up and two forced fumbles. Kiko solidfied himself as a future pro player at Fiesta Bowl. He was taking great angles and dropped down into coverage when needed.He will get the opportunity to play in the Senior Bowl so Raiders
coaching staff will be able to gauge him during practice.
Sixth round pick
Manase Foketi, OT
Foketi has a stout, lengthy frame with aggressive hand use and the ability to handle speed rushers. He needs to clean up his fundamentals, but the raw skills are there for him to make a pro roster.
GENE UPSHAW DIVISION II LINEMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD FINALIS.He graded out at 95 percent in all of the team's games and helped the Buff's offense gain 345.15 passing yards per game and 485.0 yards per game. That total ranks eighth.He is strong enough to move to Guard if needed. He is a cog that can be plugged into anywhere on the line.
Zach Sudfeld, TE Nevada 6-foot-7, 255 pounds
Sudfeld's greatest asset is his combination of size (6-foot-7, 255 pounds), athleticism and good hands. Sudfeld was one of eight semifinalists for the Mackey Award, which is given to the top tight end in the nation. He was a second-team All-Mountain West pick. Sudfeld started all 13 games this season and caught 45 passes for 598 yards and nine touchdowns. Great size for the red zone.
7th round pick #2
Keith Pough, OLB Howard 6-3, 235 pounds
A 6-3, 235-pound senior from Orangeburg, SC, closed out a brilliant career for the Bison this past season. Over his four-year career at Howard, Pough established himself as one of the all-time greats.
He has recorded 349 tackles during his productive career, but more importantly, he set a new NCAA, FCS career record for tackles for losses with 71. For his efforts this past season in leading Howard to a 7-4 record, Pough was voted the MEAC Defensive Player of the Year and to the Black Sports Network All America team. - Howard football
Free agency seems to be the best place to go for corners. Especially the way we have been drafting them. I suggest looking at these guys. Lewis and Talib should come cheap.
Keenan Lewis Pit
Derek Cox Jac
Aqib Talib NE
The last 2 are my favorite.
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